Crescent Moon's epic open world RPG Ravensword: Shadowlands [$6.99] has just received its biggest update ever, and to celebrate it's also on sale for its lowest price ever at just 99¢. Shadowlands originally launched back in December of last year, and is the sequel to the original Ravensword [$2.99] which ushered in a new era of mobile open world games when it was released way back in 2009. Ravensword: Shadowlands expanded upon just about everything over the original, from better visuals to an even larger open world to explore and much more. We were quite impressed with it in our review.

However, besides a fairly minor update back in January, Shadowlands has not seen much love in the months following release. Today's update changes that by adding an entire new area to explore called the Realm of the Ancients. Here you'll find new enemies to fight and a brand new boss encounter with a Werewolf. There's also a new rune, called the Rune of Darkness, which will literally scare your enemies away when equipped. There's a definite scary vibe to this update, which makes sense as tomorrow is Halloween.


The new update also adds fixes and optimizations, especially for older devices. However, one thing to note is that the update is iOS 7 only, so you'll need to be running the latest version of Apple's software in order to get the new content. If you've played Ravensword: Shadowlands to death over the past year, the new Realm of the Ancients update is a great reason to dive back in. I know that's what I'll be doing this afternoon. Check it out, and join in on the discussion in our forums to let people know what you think.

  • iammane

    Ahhh cool 🙂 will be nice to get back into this was just thinking about it the other day

  • Alexythimia23

    Well about time! Nice to finally see some extras for this great rpg, not as good as aralon for me unfortunately, but this update sounds perfect, thankyou devs!

  • funny_man_vanya

    Thank god! This game was one of those games that I couldn't put down until I finished. I hope that crescent moon games continues to add onto this wmepic game, cause unlike game like skyrim, once you maxed out your equipment, nothing was difficult anymore.

  • max1357913

    Do you have to of completed the game to play the expansion?

  • Wizard of Odyssey

    Love the new blue man icon!

  • Jake7905

    The new icon threw me off, I thought I bought Avatar by mistake! Nearly lost it.

    • Wizard of Odyssey

      Speaking of which, it's been a long time since we've seen a Gameloft movie tie-in game. Guess those are done now?

      • Jake7905

        Isn't that upcoming freemium Thor game a Gameloft movie tie-in?

  • BlueFalcN

    How the hell do you get to the new place

    • jonnyfoxmagic

      I don't know let me know when you find it cause I can't find it

  • LORE

    If only they would make this compatible with iPod touch 4, aralon was ausome!

  • ImLegend

    Just bought it for 99 cents, worth to wait for years to drop form 6.99

    • Jake7905

      Then it's a good thing the game's only been out for a year.

    • JindoFox

      Gosh, think of all the interest you have earned by saving six whole dollars all year long. You could almost buy a few more iphone games with that kind of money.

      • ImLegend

        We'll say, I'm cheap ass, only buy games which on sale, I bought other game from them are also 99 cents, just need patient

  • liverpoolfcxx9

    the one thing that ruined the game for me is things have set areas... like all the wolves in ome place, goblins in another... etc... no random encounters to be interesting to explore

  • funny_man_vanya

    What I wish they did with this game was release dlc packs as well, because if money is a motivation for them, they would definitely have mine! Not saying they are motivated by money I mean look at the price! But it would be cool if they did content packs like in Warhammer Quest.

  • jonnyfoxmagic

    Where do I find the new main quest

  • pauldavidmerritt

    Wow. Only iOS7? That ruins my ability to run my jailbreak features on my iPhone 4 iOS6 while receiving this update at the same time.
    Poop on a stick.

    I do own this game. I support game development.

    • JindoFox

      Maybe it's time a for a new phone.

    • Nekkedsnake

      i thought the same thing. iOS 7 mandatory. i was about to purchase this just when i read the header of the article. just like you my 4S is JBed on iOS 6+ and i don't wanna lose my JB for this game. I mentioned this same issue with Dead Trigger 2 being iOS 7 minimum requirement and not wanting to have to update my OS just to play it and someone had a hissy fit about it. anyways i found a workaround and DT2 is pretty neat so far. as for Ravensword 2 i tried it before and i liked it but was into other games at the time and wanted to wait for a sale. So when i saw that it was 0.99 i was about to pay it. but alas ios 7...

      • Dani

        You can buy it in iTunes and download in your iPhone the last compatible version con iOS6, the previous version. You will not have the last update, but you will own the game and when you update or buy a new pohne (or maybe if they dropdown compatibility with iOs6) you will be able to play it fully.

      • Nekkedsnake

        Great idea! I did the same thing with Breach And Clear when it was IGN's "free game of the month." I got it on iTunes free then installed it to my phone

    • REkzkaRZ

      Which jailbreak features are you referring to? Just curious ... and own iPhone 4 iOS 6 & haven't jailbroken yet.

  • ElectromagneticMelaniePulse

    Yeah, just like Dead Trigger 2 was iOS 7 only... for five minutes until someone hacked it. Indeed, I'm tempted to try the same hack and see if it works for this, I can't imagine there being technical reasons for it to actually need iOS 7.

    • REkzkaRZ

      Who hacked it & how? Any URL's?

  • Don Shell

    I'll be honest, I thought Aralon was a better game on almost every level.

  • funny_man_vanya

    Alright the first person to find out how in hell to get to the new area should get a prize, cause crescent moon games are obviously not telling us what we want to know...please just if anyone finds out post it! Meanwhile I will maintain my hunt for the ever elusive new area!

  • rammer

    Where the hell is the expansion? Did someone find it yet? Who cares about all these little cheap kids and jail broken phones.

  • FrehleyzComet

    It's in Avenshire Hills - at the top near the bear area.

    Someone posted that on the game thread.

  • bhornburg

    Not working on iPhone 4 running latest iOS 7 update. Shows loading screen, Unity logo screen, crescent games logo screen and then exits to iOS home screen. Can switch back to app (stays running in background) and repeats this cycle, never launching game.

    Tried rebooting device and re-downloaded game to see if something was luck.

    Now I am sad... 🙁

    • bhornburg

      Oops , shows loading, crescent games and then unity logo screen. Exits out after that...

  • Cesar Ramirez

    and on the day I'm broke 🙁

  • Phil

    I don't know if it's just me, but it keeps on crashing on my ipad Mini even though i've cleared some memory up... Anyone else experiencing this??

  • bigjack66

    Yeh thanks for the info! It's up where the bear cave was on Avenshire hills. Just found it!

  • Zenfar

    So far running great on my iPad4 with iOS7, amazing game

  • Obidab

    I love the update. I hope they add gamepad support!