Square Enix's face-importing and vampire-hunting iOS game Bloodmasque [Free] seems to have been a pretty successful title, boasting more than 500,000 downloads since release, and in celebration the developer has dropped the price of the game to free until December 16th. Bloodmasque, just to recap, puts you in late 1800s Paris and tasks you with killing vampires via a tap-and-gesture fighting system not completely unlike Infinity Blade. The combat is satisfying and fun, and a deep RPG-like progression system ensures you'll keep on coming back for more to improve your character's abilities.

Besides all that though, Bloodmasque also allows you to import your face into the game and slap it right onto the main character, with startling results. As much as the core gameplay of Bloodmasque is enjoyable, the photo-importing feature offers a fair amount of enjoyment itself. Combined, they make for a killer iOS game.

Bloodmasque has seen a few price drops since its release in July, and it was even free for a brief period at the beginning of November. If you've somehow missed out on those sales then now is the time to grab Bloodmasque while it's free. It really has turned out to be one of my favorite releases of the year, and shouldn't be missed.

If you're already well-versed in the ways of Bloodmasque, a new update has coincided with it going free which adds some new content into the mix. You can now augment your weapons using various kinds of shards earned in-game, and if you haven't played Bloodmasque in a while (since before November 1st) there is a "Welcome Back" bonus where you can login and play to earn some free Rubies. There are also new bonuses offered for daily logins as well as inviting or being invited to play by friends.

Bloodmasque is a real winner, so be sure to snag it during the free promotion, which ends on December 16th.

  • Jake7905

    "It's déjà vu all over again; nothing to see here people, move along." - Yogi Berra & Officer Barbrady.

  • 61050

    its a great game, my it KILLS my battery.

  • Earth Vs. Me

    Wonder why Squeenix keeps giving this game away for free while charging exorbitant prices for the rest of their library. Do you have to buy currency packs in order to get anywhere in this game?

    • sbnewsom

      It might have something to do with the other games being big name titles.

    • Morgan01

      It most likely has something to do with the IAP design in the game. Battles are timed. If the timer runs out or you fall during a battle, the only way to continue the battle is to use items that cost Rubies. Rubies are the premium currency and sparsely

      • FrehleyzComet

        The timer is very rarely ever a concern though. I've yet to loose a battle because the timer ran out. However, I've lost a few battles by getting my ass handed to me. Lol

  • doublezz

    Blood masque is a great game. I beat every scenario and 7 hidden bosses.

    The graphic quality is super, the gameplay is fun.

    There is IAP you can buy "ruby" but ruby is usually be used to purchase golden strike for a better "item found" hunting. You can buy iron strike with the money earned in game to find rare items, too. But the chances are low.

    The game is difficult but beatable without IAP. Certainly you can spend real money to make the life lot easier...

  • lyace21

    I hate the fact I need internet to play it, Im not lucky enough to have internet on my phone and I play games on the go :/

    • TripMX

      Same here man, over 1GB size game and I'm restricted to it only being playable over a constant internet connection. Too bad...

      • chinito77

        Such a great game played on an iphone or touch??? iPad is the way to go or stream it to your Apple TV. I enjoyed this game so much and can't wait for a sequel.

  • dariusjr98

    The game's icon just keeps getting dumber and dumber...

  • RunningWild

    I foolishly paid money for this 'game'. A week later I cleverly deleted it. IAP riddled crap, even when free.

    • TheRybka

      There isn't really a capacity to be "clever" by deleting something...and if you are so clever, you'd probably notice that the premium currency is given out like candy.

      • loox

        I don't think the rubies are as easy to come by as you suggest.

      • defunct32

        They're available all around towns, in coffins, etc, the amount given is sparse but little by little it'll add up, no IAP purchase is ever required.

  • TheRybka

    It's a great game. Fun combat. Story is way too contrived and cliched, but good gameplay.
    You can honestly beat it without paying a dime. Premium currency is given out at a rate of diminishing returns, and it's mainly used to buy a one-use item that will ensure that you will get -the best- possible drop a boss can give. I.E., save all of it for the endgame. I bought some IAP to support them, because it's a good quality game.

  • Reignmaker

    Would be nice for a Final Fantasy game to go free for a week, but that would actually be too good to be true, wouldn't it Square Enix?

    Maybe if it had in-app purchases...wait a minute, now this makes sense.

  • Kane

    The app icon should be your masque. Something SE should look into implementing.

    • metalmandave83

      Yeah there is no way that is ever going to happen or even be possible...