Critical Bacon Games has just soft-launched their new online multiplayer action game Jurojin: Immortal Ninja in Canada, which you can download here. This game takes some elements of MOBAs, with character customization and skill upgrading, and puts it into a one-on-one action game. You can play against the AI to get money and experience, before going online and fighting other players, with special rewards for winning against human opponents. The game takes place from a top-down view in 3D, and you use an interesting two-thumb control scheme to move around: your thumb moves a mouse-like pointer around on the battlefield, which your character will automatically run to. Then, you use ability buttons on the side of the screen to use them, with auto-targeting to help out with aiming.
I saw this game a couple years ago when one of the developers gave me a demo of an early version, and it’s been in the back of my mind ever since because it seemed like an interesting concept, so I’m looking forward to playing more of this at last. The use of MOBA elements with more of an action and fighting game structure seems intriguing as well. The game isn’t iPad-optimized yet, so there’s still a bit of work to go into this one, most likely, before it’s ready for the world. If you pick it up, and send a feedback message to the developers, they’ll send you a free rare booster pack.