Pixel Hero Games, the developers of Sprial: Episode One [$3.99], have been at work on Eisenhorn: Xenos, the latest game based on a Warhammer license. This one is based on the novel of the same name, and will be a 3D action-adventure game where you play as an Inquisitor, fighting off enemies using your sword, guns, and psychic powers. Your hero is voiced by Mark Strong, stern-voiced British actor of note, and will deal out executions and psychic move-planning with bravado. Combat is entirely real-time, somewhat similar to God of War and the like, using virtual controls for combat. You have an indicator that pops up for when you can chain together combos from your three attacks, and can dodge-roll away from enemies.

Eisenhorn Xenos 1

We weren't able to get video of the game yet, but it's looking mightily impressive for a mobile game. This one's coming to Steam as well, and Pixel Hero is promising that the only real differences between each version of the game will be some visual effects, but rest-assured the mobile version is looking great already. The virtual controls feature a load of buttons on screen at once, but gamepad support is already implemented for those who will prefer to play that way. They're hoping to release this in the fall. It's interesting to see a full-quality, no-nonsense action game reach mobile like this, and the production values are definitely there, but obviously the questions of length, and how fun the combat and enemy fights are over the long-term will be seen over time.

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  • HippoHumper

    As my favorite cartoon cat Stimpy would say: JOY!!!!!!!

    • FootSoldier

      HOLY SH!#. Its like we willed this day to come true. This game looks Amazing. Hope it plays like a true no nonsense console game. What the hell is going on today? The news has been insane. My head exploded with the Mortal Kombat news. I finally get my self back together, and BOOM! Eisenhorn: Xenos. My goodness.

      And If we think this is something just wait until we see how powerful mobile device graphics get by this summer and beyond. Apple is expected to use Power VR's 7xt series. 100% equal to, or even surpassing XBOX 1 GRAPHICS. Power VR announced the 7900, which is capable of... wait for it... 1.6 frekin tflops. For comparison, the XBOX 1, has 1.3 tflops. Where talking all that power, and this is with out even mentioning Apples Metal API. I had no idea this day would come so soon but, WOW!

      • Alexythimia23

        That is amazing! I did not hear about that, the a8x is already very powerful but extra horsepower never hurt none. I agree that gaming is heading that way especially in tablets, cant wait to see whats next!! ✌️

  • iValerio1990

    Yes! This is a True GAME for the App Store! Hope it's not freemium...

  • CrazedJava

    The Eisenhorn novels were great. Grim but not oppressive like many of the other WK40K books, the character was compelling, but it was all very faithful to its source universe.

    This has potential to be really great. I hope they don't screw it up.

    Never thought about it until now, but Mark Strong would be an awesome voice for this character.

    • DoctorDoom80

      Mark Strong incidentally played the main character (Titus I think his name was) in Space Marine.

  • Kenan2000

    !!!!!!!!

    Melee combat,guns,magic!!

    OMG MY DREAM CAME TRUE!Please,come out in Azerbaijan AppStore unlike bioshock!

    • Kenan2000

      I wonder if it will run on ipad 4

      • Alexythimia23

        Its a shame to say but alot of the new games out now can only unleash their full potential on air 2 ipad, its a shame really as the ipad 4 is a great device, but with those sort of visuals it might not play great even if it does? But this is the sort of games i want to see more of and im sure we will see many more this year, its gonna be an epic year for ios gamers!

      • Kenan2000

        You're right,but i think that it will run on ipad 4 anyway even if it will look terrible.Radiation island was able to handle even older devices so...XD

      • Alexythimia23

        True, how does radiation island run on the 4? My nephew has the 4 but was unsure whether to get Radiation island so let me know if it runs good and how it looks.

      • Kenan2000

        It looks amazing,stunning but probably not as stunning as the iPad Air 2 version because of metal support.I cannot even believe how beautiful the water looks on my iPad.

        No lags,crashes or anything like that but I dunno if it's a bug or it's because of the device,whenever you shoot a gun after like a pretty long,peaceful,non-shooting time your game will freeze for like 3 seconds and then it will shoot,but after that it shoots flawlessly without freezing or lags until you stop shooting for a long period of time.

      • Alexythimia23

        Wow i did not think it would run that good, i will let him know as he really wanted it so thanx for the update!

    • FootSoldier

      HOLY SH!#. Its like we all willed this day to come true. This game looks Amazing. Hope it plays like a true no nonsense console game. What the hell is going on today? The news has been insane. My head exploded with the Mortal Kombat news. I finally get my self back together, and BOOM! Eisenhorn: Xenos. My goodness.

      And If we think this is something just wait until we see how powerful mobile device graphics get by this summer and beyond. Apple is expected to use Power VR's 7xt series. 100% equal to, or even surpassing XBOX 1 GRAPHICS. Power VR announced the 7900, which is capable of... wait for it... 1.6 frekin tflops. For comparison, the XBOX 1, has 1.3 tflops. Where talking all that power, and this is with out even mentioning Apples Metal API. I had no idea this day would come so soon but, WOW!

  • JCho133

    YES!!! Been waiting for info on this for so long

  • Fastbridge

    This is great news. Spiral is still one of my favorite iOS games. I'm disappointed they didnot make a part 2 but this will do!

  • Ultima12

    I hope hope hope we get a good action game on iOS!!!!

  • Mestour Zouhair

    i hope its not freemium