Mika Mobile's Battleheart was groundbreaking when it first launched in January of 2011. It used an ingenious line-drawing combat mechanic that set the benchmark for how battles with multiple party members should be handled on a touchscreen, and dressed it up with Mika Mobile's trademark visual style and lite RPG character progression. It's been copied to death in the years since, but nothing has really nailed it quite like the original Battleheart. Well, in November of last year, Mika announced a follow-up to Battleheart called Battleheart Legacy. It aims to build on the solid foundation of the original while bringing the series into 3D graphics-wise and fleshing out the overall experience. At last, Mika Mobile has announced in our forums that Battleheart Legacy is finally sent off to Apple for approval. Here are a couple of new screens.

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I loved the original Battleheart so much and I've been dying for this day to come, I really can't describe just how excited I am for Battleheart Legacy. You can find tons more details in our forums on just what sort of changes you can expect in Battleheart Legacy over the original (it actually is quite a bit different), as well as plenty of comments from forum goers who are just as excited as I am. If all goes well with Apple's approval process, we could be seeing the game go live as early as next week, and Mika Mobile is shooting for a release on the 28th. It'll be five bucks with no IAP, so set aside some money and get ready for Battleheart Legacy in the very near future.

  • Tonk Montana

    Yippee!!

  • Ausar

    This have nothing to do with this but still

    Hey TA when is the mobile app going to get an update to have a more iOS 7 style? If I a redesign is to much consider at least changing the icon to a more iOS 7 friendly

    • Themostunclean

      I also hate having the ugly old keyboard.

    • Zentatsu

      Yes please, and please no icon borders :)

  • worldcitizen1919

    Never like Battleheart so not waiting for this.

    • andrew9oh7

      Cool story,please go on!

    • MJFox

      ok, thanks for letting us know!

    • elr0y7

      Then, why did you even read...nevermind.

    • VirtualBoyFreak

      You're a firm candidate to keep Eli's "boring week of releases" bet alive next week :-P

  • Maglor

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    • Womble

      I agree with the catman.

      • Stormourner

        hehehe the instabuy cat is back

    • Shifaan

      Catman is back and better than ever

  • Based Xatu

    My first instance buy with no hesitation whatsoever.

  • Cookies

    Never played Battleheart (because I was living in a box or something), but this looks so damn good.

    • ste86uk

      Buy it now!

  • Morgan01

    Pretty much an insta-buy. Battleheart was groundbreaking and fun. Great graphics, a follow-up to an original game many have tried copy, a fair price, and no IAP, what is there not to like?

    • Stustaff

      But the new one doesn't have those graphics and looks more generic. Doesn't have the same gameplay or mechanics or controls....

      WHY. WHY :(

  • symmetrian

    Finally! So happy.

  • http://www.nafna.com/ nadav bar kama

    talk talk Battle heart ... it is Zombieville 2 that makes Mika more of legend! (cat guy rules!)

  • iValerio1990

    Diablo-like?

  • SPM21Bucky

    I'd give them my 5 bucks now, if I could! Where is the preorder option?

  • TouchMint

    Ohh my.... Super excited!!!!

    Hopefully this will be as good as the last. (You know its good when theres a whole new genre of clones created for your game!)

  • JCho133

    Yes please

  • Fangbone

    Very EXCITE!

  • CkX82

    Well this game looks fantastic

  • Amenbrother

    Omg!

  • Gamera Love

    im super excited. omg

  • rewind

    Never played battleheart but I love Zombievillle and the pirate game so I'll probably but this.

  • zeratulo

    This reminds me, where the heck is Angry Birds Epic? It soft launched months ago.

    • http://www.nafna.com/ nadav bar kama

      looking for some stolen egg`s some where in alaska ...

  • ImJPaul

    Oh yay! This looks better than anticipated!

  • nini

    Kinda hoping they don't end up with a Dungelot 2 problem and have to retool. It does look good but I kinda hope it's not so different from Battleheart that it's almost like an entirely new game rather than a sequel.

    • ste86uk

      It pretty much is an entirely new game if you check the forum you'll see. Although spells, enemies ect are there you just play differently.

    • Stustaff

      I'm not interested yet primarily because it isn't battle heart 2 really.

      Which is a big shame.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com/ Silent Rocco

    Love the art style, since that flash animation look grew old way too quickly.

  • ste86uk

    Can't wait to get it at midnight!

  • Zeillusion

    INSTA-but! Finally, been waiting eagerly for a very long time. This bad boy shall be mine :o

    • Amenbrother

      Insta-but? Lol :)

      • Billy Ocean

        Few can master the ancient art of the insta-but.

  • Endscrypt

    Looks sweet, and is that a pet dog/wolf in the picture. Is gonna be boss!

  • WillCN

    I wish I had money...

    • ImLegend

      C'mon 5 bucks only, 2 cups of coffee

    • Billy Ocean

      Yeah I paid $11 for a burrito the other day. Not tryin to brag or anything but I'm pretty... bad with $.

      • WillCN

        I'm 13...

      • ImLegend

        Do the housework for your mom and ask for $5 iTunes card then

      • Jake7905

        We all can't sing like you.

      • WillCN

        ?

  • ImLegend

    Hooray!

  • curtneedsaride

    Man, only $5?! Of course I'll give it a try for that price. And no IAP?! Can't wait. Looks good and atmospheric. It's like FFT if we were able to actually explore!

  • GiHubb

    This looks cool but it doesn't seem to have much in common with the original Battleheart. I mean, you control only a single character and no line drawing mechanics.

  • AKLT

    FINALLLLY!

    Here's hoping it's optimized to run on older devices like 4S's

  • HippoHumper

    Anybody know if there is like a story to go along with the exploring and hacking and slashing? I don't need lore as in depth as The Lord of the Rings but something to put my goblin-bashing and character's motivation(s) into context would be nice...

  • 61050

    this just made my dick hard

    • Zeillusion

      ^ O RLY? O.o

  • Jake7905

    The original Battleheart became one of my favorite IOS games, and though it's long overdue for a sequel, my only concern is that the developers may have tweaked the formula a little too much. Having said that, at $5 with no IAP, this is the kind of game that defines "instabuy".

  • brainbean

    I can't believe it's finally here!!! Gunna mash the buy button so hard

  • iRichie

    Instabuy :-)

    I loved Battleheart...did not like the clones

  • melvin2898

    I bought the original. I didn't like it. I don't see why people loved it.

  • makitango

    I really miss their old art style, it was pretty iconic. However, they get every support from me they want... they are the part of what is still right about the App Store. And their games are superb!

  • redkins54

    Sweet....Baby.....Jesus!! Time to come home BH!!