And, as predicted, Chair immediately posted the same Infinity Blade III trailer seen in the keynote. Make sure your monocle is secured, you're sitting down, and you're in an area where you can appropriately squeal as this game looks amazing:

IGN has some more details, specifically on pricing and compatibility:

Infinity Blade III will be a Universal app priced at $6.99, compatible with the new iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad 4, iPAd 3, iPad 2, iPad Mini, iPod touch 5 and iPod touch 4.

  • marc0313

    GAHHH

    • Taclys

      Having JUST finished the book, I cannot WAIT to play this game. Especially play as Isa!

  • Edmilan

    Will this be open world or semi on-rails like the previous games?

    • HelperMonkey

      i'm guessing that like the first two, and all other fighting games, it won't require you to manually run from fight to fight.

    • DeInit

      I don't recall anybody complaining that you couldn't walk Ryu barefoot from Japan to Brazil to beat up Blanka, so why would you complain about that here?

      • FraggleJP

        He wasn't complaining, and that's a todo kilos comparison

      • DeInit

        "todo kilos"?

      • FraggleJP

        Haha yeah, autocorrect ftw

      • FraggleJP

        He was hardly complaining, and that's a ridonkulous comparison.

      • DeInit

        He was not, but the expression "semi on-rails", when it comes to IB, carries a negative connotation.
        And the comparison is, in fact, entirely apt. They are both one on one games.

      • shadax

        I can't think of any other way he could have asked that question. Infinity blade is on rails, you can't go anywhere you please besides choosing paths.

      • DeInit

        Then it's not really on rails, it'd be if you were allowed to do something in the meantime (something more significant than grabbing money bags and potions, that is), as it is it's rather a one vs one encounter game with minimally interactive cutscenes inbetween representing the chosen path to the next one. On rails would be Star Wars Rogue Squadron, or Star Fox, where most of the game is actually played that way. This one is not.

      • darkcheetah

        You can choose paths in star fox...there are 3 different ones in fact. So if SF is on-rails than so to would IB.

      • DeInit

        Looks to me like you didn't really read what I wrote. It's not the path choice that makes it on rails. It's the fact that the most part of the game in Star Fox and other on-rail games is spent doing something WHILE YOU ARE ON-RAILS. In Star Fox, you shoot enemies when you are on-rails, and only get to choose where to aim the shots. Not unlike what happens in arcade shooters like Operation Wolf, where the screen moves on its own and you only get to aim the gun. By contrast, during the sections where you can't control what you do in Infinity Blade (apart from picking up money and potions, which is optional and does not constitute the bulk of the gameplay), you don't fight; you do that when that part is done, equating it essentially to a cutscene, and the main part of the game are the one on one encounters, which make the game infinitely (pun not intended) more like Street Fighter than anything you might call "on-rails". I hope I clarified my point a little better here. It's not about choosing paths, it's about where the main mechanic of the game happens, and for IB, that's not in the "on-rails" sequences, which therefore are not "on-rails".

      • darkcheetah

        I see your point, thx for the clarification. I guess IB is more a "closed world" game. Though there are plenty of games that work the same way as IB and are considered "on-rails". House of the Dead is a good example: you have a section where the action is there and you fight and then in between those there are sections you move through and can shoot items to help you before the next action sequence takes place. Exactly like IB. I guess it's just about perspective.

      • DeInit

        True to a point, but the transitions are very short, the encounters they lead to are not one on one, and the actions you perform during both phases are the same, whereas I see a much sharper difference between those in IB. I don't quite recall which episode of HotD it was, but on occasion you also had incoming while you were moving, or had to deflect projectiles, so again, the transitions were much more similar to the encounters, which would help define it as on-rails.

      • http://ascii.textfiles.com/ iPadCary

        This game is like Star Fox?
        Can I be Lippy?
        Or whatever that frog's name is.

      • DeInit

        For more games like this look up "porpentine software".

      • http://ascii.textfiles.com/ iPadCary

        DUEL KICK!

    • G.R.

      I read on ign that you will have a base and you will choose from a world map between several fortresses.

  • CrispyCreamed

    That gave me chills!

    • RichRuzz

      I agree! Read both books also should shape up to be very interesting!

  • Cause007

    This actually caught me off guard. I could care less about a new iPhone and new iOS after watching this trailer, especially when it'll be out next week. Hell Yeah! Can't wait!

    • szydab1

      Just coz I have the beta for few months now

    • BrettArchibald

      *Couldnt.
      Couldn't care less...

      • Karzay

        "Could care less" means a lack of interest, whereas "couldn't care less" means no interest. Cause007 is not wrong for using it.

      • Jay G

        I don't know why you would want to leave any doubt about how much you care, though, it makes you sound wishy-washy. ;P

      • Karzay

        You must be thinking "indecisiveness." Lack of interest isn't the same as being weak in character or determination. It simply means the person doesn't care enough. Feeling strongly and absolute in everything is actually considered a weakness in character. It prevents rational thought and decision making.

      • http://buzzabit.com/aaron/ Aaron Sullivan

        "Could care less" means nothing or simply "I care enough that I'm able to care a degree less or possibly huge amounts less". I'm pretty sure that's not what the poster meant to say looking at the context.

        The phrase "I couldn't care less" actually has useful meaning as it means "I care so little that there is no degree less I could care." It says you are on the lowest possible point on a curve of caring. It's very specific and makes it's point a bit more acutely than "I don't care".

        Eh, it's a pet peeve. Don't get me started on irregardless.

      • Karzay

        It means exactly how I explained it. I don't know if the poster meant to express something more extreme, but it's actually a common use of the phrase, and it works fine. If you prefer the more absolute version of it, that's fine too.

      • http://buzzabit.com/aaron/ Aaron Sullivan

        I just can't let that sit out on the internet. :P

        Let me see if I got this right. You googled it and saw the wiktionary definition pop up. The "web definition" is basically what you said: "Lacking interest; having apathy towards"

        If you follow the link and read a bit deeper you'd also discover that it's a "malapropism." I didn't know what that was so I followed the link. It's "The blundering use of an absurdly inappropriate word or expression in place of a similar sounding one."

        So, what the original poster did was make a blundering use of an absurdly inappropriate expression in place of a similar sounding one.

        "Could care less" is not a difficult phrase to understand. Of course, many, many people have lazily misused the expression over the years to the point that some understand it to mean the opposite of what it says.

        Now, irregardless is much less cut and dry, but it still bothers me that people go out of their way to add an extra syllable to confuse it with the word they mean: regardless.

      • curtisrshideler

        Thank you for posting all of that. It saved me the time doing so. I can't stand malapropisms. They drive me crazy. I've been correcting myself out of using them for the past few years. It's better we learn the right way to express ourselves in the first place. It prevents us from having to relearn it or from sounding unintelligent in word or speech. If I could care less, then I do care... But I could care to a lesser extent IF the information was different. I couldn't care less leaves no room for caring, which I agree is what the poster was intending.

      • curtisrshideler

        Well, unless he actually does care about the new iPhones after watching this trailer. In which case, he had it right. I, for one, care about getting a new iPhone after seeing IB3 on it!

      • Karzay

        Is it possible to care a little or not enough? If so, the phrase makes sense and it's not wrong to use it.

        Example:

        - "What do you mean you don't care about it?"
        - "Well, I could care less..."

        It originally was meant as an ironic and sarcastic variation of "I couldn't care less."

      • Karzay

        Actually, I have several books on idioms and common phrases. I don't use Wiki-anything as a reference, because such community built sites are often unreliable. That said, it is possible someone knew the meaning of the phrase and posted it somewhere online. Go figure! Who would do that? /sarcasm

        The phrase "I could care less" was spoken and used in print since the 1960's. It was meant to be an ironic and sarcastic variation of the phrase "I couldn't care less." Since then it's come to mean "a lack of interest."

        There are people, like yourself, who are hung up on the original phrase, but words and phrases evolve regardless of your personal tastes. Just open any page of a dictionary and see most words have more than one meaning. The phrase "I could care less" isn't going away, so learn to deal with it. I could care less about your pet peeves. :p

      • Zeldaniac

        I think his main point is that irregardless (:P) of what it has come to mean, the words individually still do not make sense if you are trying to simply state that you don't care (which could be expressed more correctly and succinctly as simply "I don't care").

      • Karzay

        I understand the points he is trying to make, but he is wrong. "I could care less" is a simply another way of saying "I don't care enough." It shows a lack of interest. There's is nothing wrong with that phrase.

        The argument that it's wrong because it's not absolute is ridiculous. Whether it's better to say "I couldn't care less" or "I don't care" is opinion. The facts remain.

        The Oxford English Dictionary recognizes the phrase "I could care less." That is from a widely regarded authority on the English language. There's nothing left to argue about it. Aaron is wrong.

      • darkcheetah

        Though the argument that its wrong makes perfect sense if you're unable to recognize the transient nature of speech and communication and reside in your own little reality bubble.

      • Karzay

        I did address the "transient nature of speech" with the comment about words having more than one meaning, and again explaining the different meanings and history of the phrase "I could care less."

        Btw, that's not the argument here. The argument is whether or not it's wrong to use the phrase. It is not wrong to use it. It's a common use of the phrase.

        You may not like the nature of the phrase or how it came about, but that changes nothing. It's accepted by the Oxford English Dictionary. If you continue to disagree with facts, who's really living in a bubble?

      • darkcheetah

        I was on your side Karzay, just pointing to the fact the OP resides in his own reality bubble. I agree with you that both turns of phrase are acceptable within the framework of everyone's mutually shared reality.

      • Karzay

        My apologies. I misread your comment. :)

      • darkcheetah

        Irregardless isn't a word...

      • http://ascii.textfiles.com/ iPadCary

        Is to!
        Is to!
        My pastor told me so.

      • FraggleJP

        I could care less about the misuse of this phrase. In fact I could care so much less that I actually care quite a lot. I wish that I couldn't care less, because it's petty. But I could care less, and wish people would get it right.

  • wimbuytaert

    Where the hell is the voice of kain from soulreaver!!!

  • Reignmaker

    Hmm. Looks like more of the same. Definitely will pick it up at some point, but I still feel like I have more to do in Infinity Blade II. No sense rushing to pay $6 for this or whatever price they affix to it. That being said, I hope they've upgraded the items/inventory interface for IPad retina this time around.

    • B3nlok

      Pretty much. Tbh "more of the same" would be ok if the IP wasn't so crippled in gameplay complexity. Infinity blade Dungeons is what i expected Infinity blade III to be.

    • Lazyninja7

      Looks the same in terms of graphics also, thought it might look amazing but no

  • tzuptzop

    finished infinity bladeII
    cant wait to buy ibIII

    • tzuptzop

      hope we can play the girl character too

      • swisssk8er1

        You can

  • readysetboom

    Boring. 10 min game repeated over and over. Chair give me shadow complex 2!!!!!

    • gandhimonty

      Agree... It would be nice if they start making games like God of War.... These highly repetitive games doesn't make any sense...

    • worldcitizen1919

      Agreed. Really this is just a 5 minute game endlessly repeating with different graphics. Very, very boring.

  • Peter Bohanna

    wait this is coming out in 8 days? and compatible with ipod 4G?

  • Roberga

    ITS GONNA BE THE FUCKING GAME OF THE YEAR

  • MicroByte

    Oh great, GTAV on 09/17 and then Infinity Blade III later on that evening. It's going to be a busy week for me... just not work wise!

    • ImJPaul

      Haha. My thoughts exactly. I couldn't imagine a better nerd wet dream.

  • iOSPeace

    I can't wait!

  • armilla

    Is everybody happy about the price?

    ; )

    • bilboad

      I'm happy to see it's not going freemium like a lot of other game series.

      • armilla

        That's exactly what I was hinting at!

  • Adams Immersive

    Makes me want to see the game performance of the next iPads!

  • InkyTheGhost

    I'm so insanely excited for this that I keep telling people who could not care less.

  • Papercuter

    It seems like you can play in multiple areas. The castle from Infinity Blade 2 is back again. I hope i can run this smoothly on my iphone 5 ;)

  • Himanshu Modi

    looks sweet. Looks like it takes the story forward. Good time to pick up that book and read it up. Although I really wish they'd throw in some blood in a game that has this much slashing.

  • thecool111

    So happy this isn't freemium!

  • J0n072295

    Oh. My. GOD THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!!!!!!! CAN'T WAIT!!!

  • Papercuter
  • Chris Brady

    Hmm. In dire need of clean shorts...

  • JBRUU

    Whoa, premium? Didn't expect that at all.

  • ImJPaul

    OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!!

  • curtisrshideler

    Thank God it's premium again. And according to an IGN article, we'll have a home base and an over-world map to select locations. A nice compromise between free-roam and on-rails, in my opinion. Can't wait! Now I just need to finish these two books before I jump in!

  • Taeles

    this is going to be the longest 8 days of my life.

  • ImJPaul

    SEPTEMBER 17 at 11 pm EST my life will be complete.

  • NeonGreenKermit

    Step 1 - Buy new iPhone specifically for Infinity Blade game
    Step 2 - Said Infinity Blade game gets canned
    Step 3 - ???
    Step 4 - Profit

    • Jake7905

      Who buys a new smartphone just to play one specific game? Seriously, I think we're safe with this release of Infinity Blade, it is due out next week after all.

    • HelperMonkey

      How did you profit from that sequence?

      • lepke

        MS parachute for Steve Balmer, when you fail for 10years at your job costing countless jobs and billions of dollars, only right thing to do is get fired and 530 million dollars in your pocket.

        Oh he meant apple? No they don't do that shit, idiot got them two confused I see.

      • NeonGreenKermit

        What the hell are you talking about? Just put down the pot.

      • NeonGreenKermit

        It was a joke, ass hat.

  • B3nlok

    Surprise!Surprise! Infinity Blade on Apple Keynote. What a surprise. Has anyone ever seen this happen? And its on-rails! What a perfect game demonstrate the new iphone 64bit cpu capabilities.

    • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

      It almost seems like you're sarcastic.
      While I can understand the cynicism, what other games are there that show off graphics like that (ie. pretty intensive) and are very easy to demo w/o people getting all confused. "See all the dragons' teeth?" etc.
      But maybe someone will make an even more graphic-intensive game (with secret handshake w/Apple) to demo their game at new Apple device launch?
      Seems fairly challenging...

  • King Random

    I cared more about IB3 than the new iPhones!
    Damn, those graphics look EPIC and in glad that my trusty little iPod Touch 4th Gen is supported as well as the fact that its not freemium!:D

    Also, if some of you guys are slightly confused about the storyline then go ahead and download the new book Infinity Blade : Redemption (£1.99 I think). It's an absolutely EPIC book that tells ALOT! :D

    Can't wait!

  • Taclys

    Holy S*** this game looks amazing! I need to hurry up and finish reading the book!

  • dariusjr98

    Looks cool, but that story screams "Assassin's Creed."

    • Living Legend

      Yeah, it looks like it, especially in that one room after Isa died.
      This is going to be awesome!

  • chamelore

    Looks spectacular, but I'm a little upset the Worker didn't sound like Simon Templeman. I hope it's fixed before launch.

    • wimbuytaert

      Jes!!!! Pleas fix itt!! The man has a extremly cool voice

  • Jake7905

    If this was a franchise owned by EA or Gameloft, the third installment would see a freemium format with timers for 'armor repair', and rare key drops that unlock more of the game. (with an option to buy them with IAP) Thankfully, we get another premium Chair game instead.

  • C. Stubb

    iPod 4 support! YEAH!!!

  • ooooh

    2.5gb installed size

    • ooooh

      That's my guess!!

  • HelperMonkey

    "You will never defeat me!"
    ...And then you kill him over and over again.

  • defunct32

    I hope this has iOS7 support!

    • splinker

      This isn't funny, today is not the 1st of April.

      • defunct32

        Haha. Well, let's hope iOS7 is stable enough to support many games!

  • Doc Robby

    For are the glorious graphics, and for even the keen element of superb fighting physics, I really dislike R & R Games (rerun and rehash) like the Infinity series. It's like hearing the same song over and over with slight variations in tempo or subtle changes in the melody or base line as it's being played. It may add a bit of flavor or nuance to the tune but deep down you're painfully aware that it's still the same damned song that you have been listening to for the last 47 times and will have to listen to hours and hours more before it's finally played out. Still, to each his or her own and if you enjoy this type of game all the more power to you.

    • darkcheetah

      So you don't like fighting games, FPSs, final fantasy games, I mean you just described most long standing series.

      Mind you, I don't like the IB series. Just seems weird hearing people talking about rehashes when that's the majority of major releases in the industry.

  • daniel schroeder

    I'll gladly pay $7 for this, and continue to weep for IB Dungeons.

    • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

      Maybe IB Dungeons will show up in some other form someday?

      Considering the demand factor is so high, you'd think they wouldn't just trash all their dev hours & leave it dead. Maybe they were just waiting for this higher-end display tech?

  • Zeldaniac

    iPod 4 support, my rear end. IB1 barely runs on this thing. Not that I care too much, since this is basically Infinity Blade: The Second Reskin (now with more free roam).

  • H4nd0fg0d

    Meh, more of the same amazingly redundant on-rail swipe, slash, swipe, slash crap. Nice graphics tho. Tss, I'll pass.

  • ChilLama

    AWWWWW!!!!!!! SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!

  • RamazAdelphos

    Looks fun would probaly get it if it wasnt for the fact that it will for sure waste alot of battery ;/

  • razorracer83

    Ah man, it comes out the day after GTA V gets released! Well, I could always play it in between breaks from that game. Still, at least it gives me something to spend my excess iTunes/AppStore credit on.

  • wigzisonfire

    Me thinks it won't look and run like that on my iPhone4 lol!

  • Roleki

    There's probably no gameplay here. They should have made good on that promise to deliver an RPG instead of trying to cash in on this 3rd in the series.

  • ridiculocity

    Wanting!

  • holden2015

    I am seriously shocked that this will run on iPod touch 4th gen

  • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

    Not freemium, but likely to 'go free' when Apple's pitching the iPhone X. (Or will it be when they have their 1 trillionth app download?)

  • GGLV

    Hopefully, they decide to add more movement into the combat i.e strafing. Not too nonplussed about the rail-system, although it would be nice if you could free roam after your battles, but combat really needs to improve.

  • http://blog.ademagnaye.com Ade

    Can't wait.

  • Derprozess

    Open - Play - Repeat - Repeat - Delete

  • BJorn_LuLszic

    I can't wait to hack this!

  • ion677

    Dungeons looked waaaay better. It's the same stuff from the first two. What a shame they cancelled it.

  • Ken

    It'd be nice if they put in some graphical toggles, so those of us using lower end devices don't have to put up with appalling framerates

  • JohnTS

    HNNNNNNNNNNGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • webman2k

    This reminds me what unreal tournament was doing back in the day. No real innovation, just graphics. Look how much better the graphics are this year?

    How about instead of using all that horsepower to make enemies photorealistic with blur effects, you make them a bit less, but destructible. This game is all about carnage. Let me target zones with attacks, and chop off that arm with a good slice. That would enrage the opponent, changing his tactic. And let my opponent do the same, forcing me to use magic to heal certain wounds.

    Perhaps I could use elements of the environment to cause damage, or knock the weapon out of their hands and use it against them.

    If you take the graphics away, it's a simple grind on top of a timing game. I love to see some real strategy implemented, and the ability to see the carnage that's suppose to be there.

    • darkcheetah

      Stop that! Talking crazy like you want IB to not be tedious and boring. Isn't that the point of the game?

  • ihd1234567890

    This is the best trailer I've ever seen in the series. I wish i could have read the books to know more about the characters, but i can't wait for this