Traditional hack-and-slash games feel surprisingly good on touch devices, so we can't help but to get mind-numbingly stoked each time a new one is announced. Crescent Moon Games' just revealed Wraithborne is no exception to this. Set to hit iPhone and iPad later this year, it's being billed as a "dark fantasy" hack-and-slash that will task users with killing monsters and exploring a world that is seeing its magic return.

Also, it's being built in Unreal Engine 3, as you'll probably notice from the assets and trailer we've got all over this article. It goes without saying almost, but this game looks killer:

The studio behind this is Alpha Dog Games, by the way, which has some dudes that worked on Warhammer games over at Relic. You can kinda see that 40K influence in Wraithborne's tone, art, and themes.

No firm word release outside of "fall." But we do know that it won't be free-to-play. In a statement, Crescent Moon says that Alpha believe that "there are players who simply want a fun, story-driven action experience while exploring the scenery of a beautiful Unreal Engine-powered game."

  • defred34

    Urm, in case you didn't already know,  this game was released a little while ago to the Appstore and pulled by the developers almost instantly. A few folks from the forums got a copy of the game. It goes without saying that they self-published, Crescent saw the game, and told them they'd act as publishers.

    • ducksFANjason

      Yep! Sanuku snagged a copy and posted a vid about it and everything.

      • defred34

         " we can't help but to get mind-numbingly stoked each time a new one is announced."

        Yeah, we wonder why you guys never got stoked when this was released previously!

      • GSJ1977


      • bradnicholson

        guys, it was an accidental release. this happens. no grand conspiracy here.

      • Eli Hodapp

        Not only that, but by the time Crescent Moon is done with it, it'll be a totally different game. Look at the early Aralon videos compared to what was actually released.

      • defred34

         Really? Eli, if you even bother reading the forum post for this game, you'd have known better.

        This is what Josh from CM has to say about changes:

        "They are (afaik) adding a second control scheme for the more hardcore
        players, support for iPhone 5, some menu tweaks and optimization.Hopefully it won't take too long."

        Doesn't look like it'd be "a totally different game."

      • Eli Hodapp

        Well, please accept my most sincere apologies for running this news story I didn't mean to offend you.

      • defred34

         Thank you kind man. We all make mistakes in this short life of ours. Apologies are accepted.

      • defred34

         Hah, really? The devs (Alpha Dog) didn't make it seem so. In fact, the term accident or similar was never used by them in the forums.

        This is their initial response over the confusion:

        "Hi all, firstly I'm glad people are excited about our game! Looks
        like very few bought it before we removed it from sale, but we're sure
        that you will all be excited to see the changes we've made in the past
        weeks. We have some content additions that we have prepared, made it a
        Universal App and have some news coming soon on the Wraithborne front!"

      • GSJ1977

        Who said anything about a conspiracy?

    • ImJPaul

      Who knows what they'll be adding?! Looked like it had serious potential but it fell a bit short. With a little polish and some experience behind there work and this game will be all the better for it. Pumped to see where they go with this.

  • Solidfart

    Looks lame. Nothing special!!!

    • Schuyler

       Hmm... doesn't appeal to something called "Solidfart"... think I'll put that one in the 'plus' column.

      • ImJPaul

        HAHAHAHA! I think I'm with you? Solid fart? So poop then? Why don't you just call yourself poop?! That would be way more original. I swear nobody has any thing innovative to contribute to the dookie user names anymore.

  • JohnnyJ301

    I think I'll wait for Infinity Blade dungeons. That's the only dungeon crawler I will need on iOS.

  • Rickard Olsson

    This... doesn't look good!

    • Solidfart

      My sentiments exactly!!!

  • arifmasum

    I want thes games free.

  • James D. Dunn

    Is his only weapon a hammer?

  • Charles Albert

    yet another unreal-powered hack and slash.

  • Menel

    No multiplayer? No care. Its already behind the fun I had in Dungeon Hunter 2.