The original Battleheart [$2.99] is a game that since its release in 2011 has been often imitated but never duplicated. As we detail in our review, its tap and drag interface allows you to handle some pretty complex battles, complete with multiple party members, all without feeling cumbersome. It’s a great game that you should really check out, but it always came with the caveat of, “I wish this game was just slightly more fleshed out.” Well, that’s where the sequel comes in. It’s called Battleheart Legacy and it’s not only in 3D this time around, but it also seems to be a significantly more feature complete RPG overall.

Check out the trailer:

Battleheart Legacy has been in the works for two years now, and while Mika Mobile isn’t ready to get that specific on release dates, it sounds like they’re looking at early next year.

  • aesthetical

    Wow this is amazing, I can't wait! Loved the original, what a coincidence I was just thinking about this game yesterday while setting up my iPad air, wishing there was a sequel made.

    • redkins54

      I'm right there with you man, minus the iPad Air :-(

      • WeMeet

        From the comments I have read only a few individual dislike this new game

  • darnoc703

    Man so epic looking. Can't wait!

  • Rusothil

    Oh. My. God.

  • Rivalsan

    This looks fantastic!

  • nini

    Looks great but man, I really will miss the party control from the original. Seems like you're stuck to the one guy this time which doesn't really make it a sequel but more just within the universe.

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

      Is there any confirmation that there WON'T be a party system? At first I was assuming the same thing, but then why have a portrait up on top? Why not put the hits down by the interface at the bottom with all the special skills and keep the top clear?

      Still seems possible there could be multiple party members. If so the question remains "why not show that off?" Maybe it's all a tease or maybe it's just some quests let you use temporary helpers or something.

      I DO wish there was more than one party member, BUT it looks like the combat is sufficiently complex. It actually looked VERY tactical so maybe it was decided you could have just as much tactics with one hero and went with it.

      • airhead3

        Way back in some of the early developer blogs, it was stated that it was a deliberate decision to move away from the party system and focus on a single character. So yes, it has been confirmed. I think this trailer proves that he was onto something - the fluidity of these battles just wouldn't be possible with the full party system.

        I love the original, but I am looking forward to something different in the Battleheart universe!

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

        Cool, thanks. :) It does look fun as is.

      • DanRiverBrew

        Maybe multiplayer group will be in the game like pocket legends, arcane legends, etc

      • Perseus

        I guess that instead of creating versatility by spreading skills over sever characters, they want to incorporate it in one character. I hope the combat system en skill tree become really deep.

      • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

        Sad.
        If the game mechanic of party control was what players liked, why go to the far more common 1-hero RPG game?
        I don't get it -- and I don't think I'm going to get this either.
        Disappointed.

      • Machiknight

        This is the most ridiculous statement ever. You have no idea how this game will play and this video is not enough of a case to show it. If you loved the first one why wouldn't you at least wait til reviews before making a comment like this? Sheesh.

      • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

        I've seen more ridiculous statements, I think you're overblowing the ridiculousness of my statement.

        Remember George Bush Jr declaring Victory in Iraq after a week? You really think I topped that?

    • themostunclean

      I found the party control system in the first one to be very aggravating at times. Having a single character to control will streamline the gameplay and make it much more enjoyable IMO.

      And games set in the same universe CAN be sequels. FF games are actually always set in different universes (for the most part). Anyway, it's not like this is called "Battleheart 2".

      • ste86uk

        I enjoyed it, it's what made the game for me along with the graphics and rpg elements. This is just completely different but still looks great

      • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

        Huh? Aggravating? Yeah, it had challenges -- but the game was a real-time party control game.
        This is a completely different game concept, not a "streamlined gameplay".
        TOTAL DISAGREEMENT

      • themostunclean

        I'd rather see see the depth they added in the this new game than continue the muddled swipe-fest that the first game could be.

      • Lazer Kat

        Me too

      • Lazer Kat

        Let me clarify my "me too".
        I found the multiple character control system very frustrating.
        I'd rather focus on one charecter and really get into the battle,

        When you're controlling four people then neither of the four perform as well as they should.
        I'm psyched about this.

        Now lets just pray it costs $5 and isn't free.

  • Jake7905

    It looks like they took every element that made the first great, and then expanded it into a full RPG. In other words, INSTABUY!

  • Based Xatu

    The original was topes, but this looks even better. Just wish it still had the party system from the first one too.

  • Alexythimia23

    Woah, who cares about a party system when it looks this good!! Cus it is a sequel so its nice to have a little change, and who knows they might throw that feature in, but as far as that trailer goes, this looks like one eipically cool, play till the early morning hours kickass of a game lol

    • pauldavidmerritt

      A lot of people care about the old party system, what are u talking about!? If it molded the gameplay in a way that fancy's a lot of gamers, then I'd be disappointed to see it *changed* into something you don't really "whoa", care about.

      • https://www.facebook.com/DigitalDistillery Scot Damn

        This isn't a sequel. The dev has called it a spin-off and not a sequel. I was initially let down by not having a party system, however this looks like it will be better because of it.

      • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

        Thanks for saying that.
        What I want is a SEQUEL, not a spin off!!
        Awww shucks!

      • themostunclean

        A lot of people also disliked the party control system from the first. It could muddle gameplay and got overly frantic at times. In fact, I think that was mentioned in several reviews at the time. As I said in an earlier post, this looks like it will streamline combat and make it a lot more visceral and enjoyable.

        As far as I'm concerned, the OP was spot on. Who cares about what they took out with all the amazing things they added.

      • Alexythimia23

        Sorry the most unclean the below comment is not for you but for that pauljmerit wateva he is called lol and your post was bang on by the way!

      • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

        The statement that people liked BattleHeart but didn't like the 'party control' is so strange, it's like saying "I like chess, but I'd rather play checkers".

        The unique/amazing part of BattleHeart was the party control, not going to shops and upgrading your 'toon' with stuff.

        I think the Devs are making a big mistake, but at least it's a spin off. Hopefully there's some plans for a BH2 & not more "BattleHeart - Solo adventures".

      • Alexythimia23

        Wow you the sensitive type aint ya! Lol its an opinion on a forum, deal with it.

      • con4224

        i hated the party control, at least the execution of it, since it half of the time didn't select the right guy on tap anyhow, so i'll be glad to check this out. wouldn't have glanced at something with the same mechanics

  • Stustaff

    Well I trust the dev and am sure this will be good.
    But I am disappointed that this isn't more of the same. I know sounds crazy but I loved the first game and don't like the look at all of the scrolling levels and wandering about seen here.

    • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

      @toucharcade-e00b9ce945474bef013552b8e276dc52:disqus - yeah, I'm on the same page there.
      Old BH -- radical new idea, great execution, loads of fun.
      New BH -- oh boy, another action RPG. Yawn.

  • Amenbrother

    Good lord, this is what I am talking about! I will like this even more than the party style... Love it!!!

  • BillyOceansBlues

    shwinnng!

  • Timobrow

    I was initially somewhat unimpressed. But then I found out I could play a rogue. THIS GAME LOOKS BADASS!

    • ste86uk

      I was happy seeing a Mage class as I love spell casters in all games but the Rouge owning that group just reminded me of World of Warcraft and now I'm going to struggle deciding!

  • http://twitter.com/BeRad_Ent Be-Rad

    Lookin' good, Mika

  • Crimzzen

    Omg omg omg.

    Incredible. Please don't ruin it with a freemium model!

  • https://www.facebook.com/DigitalDistillery Scot Damn

    Wow...

  • GiHubb

    I would have loved an epic open world approach mixed with the old party system, but this looks like it could boil down to yet another single player click fest RPG. Mika Mobile have been very reliable though so I hope this turns out well.

  • KevinZOMG

    I played an unhealthy amount of Battleheart 2 years ago. I am ready to renew the cycle.

  • ImJPaul

    Wow. Why can't this just be out NOWWWWW?!

  • Jazzpha

    I'm chucking fistfuls of money at my phone and nothing is happening. Curses!

  • Sebastian Gomez

    Nice... I'll definitely give this game a try once it's out.

  • raviadso

    Where is group control? Adding depth and subtracting the rest of the team seems like more harm than good

    • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

      How can we have a party without a party?
      Must nerds always adventure solo?!?!?

  • Birth1118

    Next year? Oh I've been waiting for this for sooooo loooong

  • NOEN

    Love the new look!

  • Lazer Kat

    Man, I hope this is free with three kinds of currency.

    • Perseus

      Laze, you have a little sarcasm hanging from your chin there lol.

  • http://www.ebog.me/ ebog

    Quite looking forward to in this new sequel, it really is incredibly game scenes suspenseful and intriguing, I love this game immensely, it really attracted me

  • TychoQuad

    Why was the first thing the trailer showed trees and rocks obscuring the players' vision?

    Apart from that, looks pretty nice

  • Konakuer

    I hope I can play it in my 4G iTouch :(

  • PresidentZer0

    Are you guys gonna update the app some time? It's looks kinda ugly compared to your awesome looking website :/

  • PresidentZer0

    Add controller and coop support and I am all in!!

  • symmetrian

    This looks unbelievably good. Mika Mobile just keeps hitting home runs.

  • http://www.tshombeisms.com/ Tshombe Sekou

    Been a fan of this title since it first launched a couple years ago...certainly excited

  • mclifford82

    I actually really like that I'll only have to worry about one dude. This made me laugh though: "Explore open worlds! (Shows arrow on map moving slowly to another town)

    • Bliquid

      Thought the same thing.
      Is there a dictionary for Mika to look up at what "open world" means?
      This looks promising, just forget the buzzwords.

  • ste86uk

    It is obviously a completely different game to the first but looks like it could be great to me, no matter what I'll be getting it right away. Two bad things 1. I'll never be able to decide which class I should play! 2. Why isn't it out yet? I hate waiting : (

  • Perseus

    I love, love, LOVED the first one. It's a shame they never really followed through on the promised content expansions and stuff. It was such a fun game and over far, far too soon. It had great potential for other game modes and such. Alas.. Atleast we got this to look forward to!

    • ste86uk

      There are a few games just like it out there some of them with much much more content but not nearly as cool a graphics

      • Perseus

        Yeah, I agree on both accounts. The whole feel of the game and especially the feel of the combat is what made it alot of fun for me. I'm really happy to see they're going for the same style in the sequel. The quick execution of the moves made me feel I could really connect to what I was doing. If I could give them any advice is to stress that the linearity of the first game kinda pooped on the party. I replayed it a few times with the different characters, but after a whole you find the routine for all classes an then it got boring quick. It felt like they could've gotten so much more out of it. But I'm guessing thats why they made the switch to 3D, rather than go for expansions. To fully exploit the potential. The character customizatiob looks good! Looks like you really mix it up with the skills and such. Really fine tailor your character to your hearts content; build your own class. God I hope this releases soon. It feels like a tiny christmas.

      • ste86uk

        It'll be better than Christmas for me!

      • Perseus

        Ol' Saint Mik is comin to town :D

  • spsummer

    Loved the first game, esp the controls (I hate virtual joystick games) so this looks very promising. I like the fact that they are taking their time, hopefully it'll be another quality, non-IAP, game. Most likely a launch day purchase for me...

  • Daniel

    I am looking forward too this game.

  • ste86uk

    I'm just wondering when it says coming soon generally with apps they can appear very soon after saying such. Why in the news for this does it say maybe early next year? Is it a guess or what?

    • Perseus

      Perhaps they need some testers? ^_−☆

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      "Early next year" is only two months away...

      • Perseus

        Right around xmas :O

      • Perseus

        Will you be doing the review Eli?

      • ste86uk

        I know but 2 months is a lifetime when you really want something and have absolutely no patience at all

  • HansSatori

    This looks awesome

  • toxiccheese

    I wish they had stayed with the original art style. Looks good though.

    Is this truly open world because it looks more like area you visit on a map?

  • Nicholas Yu

    I'm still playing the original Battleheart. Really excited for this!

  • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

    Talk about throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
    Sorry MM, I'm not thrilled about 'another' action RPG. I was hoping you'd take your old BH game concept, add in a 'pause' and some 'AI for toons' and a lot more classes and a true multi-choice skill tree for classes and ...
    Meh.
    Why continue? You were doing something REALLY NEW AND DIFFERENT, and now you're doing something pretty over-done.

    Sorry to be the one to let ya know.

    • dariusjr98

      You've said that same comment all over this comment thread at least 6 times. Calm down.

      • Lazer Kat

        I didn't realize all if those comments were from the same angry guy,
        Skimming the comments I thought "wow, a bunch of ppl loved the multiple player control"
        "I guess I was one of the only ones to hate it, and find it unreliable (even though I DID like the game overall)"

        After reading your comment about him needing to settle down, I reexamined the comments closer and realized it was just one very, uhh...passionate(?) individual who loved the old Bh control setup, and really doesn't want them to make a new awesome game.

        The internets so awkward.

      • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

        Thanks -- you're observation has soothed me, I'm calm now.

  • John

    I'm actually praying for a really high price. App Store, what have you done??!

    • Lazer Kat

      Me too,
      $0.99 or FREE = certain disaster.

      I really hope its $3.99-$5.99.

  • matchstick

    This so awesome.. I have been for the sequel for so long... Can't wait for it!! :)

  • who_is_daniel

    I am eagerly awaiting this game.

  • Fangbone

    This looks so good. Putting the original on my ipad air now to relive its glory.

  • Crooked_Paul

    I will buy this the instant it's released. Battleheart is maybe my favorite iPhone game; it's definitely the one I've played and replayed the most.

    This trailer looks great. You can see how easy it is to activate multiple abilities quickly in strategic combinations. Judging from past experience with Zombieville 2 and Battleheart, I trust Mika Mobile to release a polished and well balanced game, unmarred by IAP. I'm so excited!

  • Fred Nelson

    Battleheart is the best.....wish they had expansions.

  • who_is_daniel

    I am looking forward to this

  • z.xing

    Please support multiplayer...

  • Matthew

    Or Maybe u can play with you and three friends via Bluetooth like in there game zombieville two. That would be alsome. This game will be the best game out

  • Matthew

    I hope u can do co op play via blue tooth like in zombieville 2. but wow this game looks GREAT!!! CAN'T WAIT 4 it.

  • who_is_daniel

    It would be nice to know when it will be released. I have been looking forward to its release since I heard about it. I plan on buying it as soon as it is available.