'Infinity Blade II' Hitting App Store with Cutting-Edge Visuals and Enhanced Gameplay

At Apple's "Let's Talk iPhone" event in October, Epic Games showed off some visuals from Infinity Blade II, the sequel to the company's ground-breaking and profitable title launched nearly a year ago. Infinity Blade, utilizing Epic's Unreal Engine 3, has been highly-regarded for its rich visual textures and gesture-based input in fighting scenes.


As an encore performance, Infinity Blade II is making its way into the App Store today, with our sister site TouchArcade calling it "an iOS masterpiece".

Infinity Blade 2 is a step a step or two beyond what was accomplished in the original, adding in layers and layers of next-level environmental and character texture detail on top of a ton of fantastic ambient touches -- sharper shadows, stronger lighting, and a glut of atmospheric effects bolster what's already a visual delight, especially on iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.

...

It's a consistently well put together visual feast that shows off what Unreal 3, and now your new devices, can do.

Beyond the enhanced visuals, Infinity Blade 2 also advances the storyline of the original game and expands the combat experience to include more options and less predictable enemies.


Infinity Blade II has already appeared in Apple's Asia-Pacific App Stores such as in New Zealand [App Store], and should be hitting the U.S. store priced at $6.99 at 11:00 PM Eastern Time tonight.

Update: Infinity Blade II is now available in the U.S. App Store.

Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
116 months ago

*Tap* *tap* *tap* *swipe* *swipe* *tap*.

zzzzzz.


Says the guy with the Angry Birds avatar LOL. :D
Score: 47 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
116 months ago

[u
Infinity Blade II has already appeared in Apple's Asian App Stores such as in New Zealand [App Store (http://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/infinity-blade-ii/id447689011?mt=8)], and should be hitting the U.S. store priced at $6.99 at 11:00 PM Eastern Time tonight.


New Zealand AppStore = Asian?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
116 months ago

a glorified tap, tap game... Love how iOS kids keep talking about "X" just kills your batteries and turn around and waste battery life on an idiotic videogame that all you do is time taps and swipes :rolleyes:

keep saying it, iOS is the dumbing down of apple :mad:


It is also the Rise of Apple.

Deal with it.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
116 months ago
Australia and NZ are just under Asia. I could swim there from the Indonesia.


edit: If I were in shape.

"Apple's Asian App Stores such as in New Zealand" lol

Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
116 months ago
The graphics look amazing. Cant help feeling this is basically a tech demo though and the gameplay is still rather limited.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
116 months ago

a glorified tap, tap game... Love how iOS kids keep talking about "X" just kills your batteries and turn around and waste battery life on an idiotic videogame that all you do is time taps and swipes :rolleyes:

keep saying it, iOS is the dumbing down of apple :mad:


What are you expecting, or anyone for that matter, from a game played exclusively on a 3.5 inch screen with no physical buttons to play with?

All ios games are tap tap games, you tap, swipe, pull, push. What game doesn't use these features on the ios platform.

Thats like calling Diablo 3 a Click Click game, all you do is CLICK!

Must be the dumbing down of PC Gaming, how dare they!

Listen, I get that somewhere along the line you became jaded, or pissed off at Apple for something they did, its apparent you have some aggression aimed at iOS specifically. Its not just iOS, all touch screen style games are swiping and tapping. Yes, its a timed game, but it still takes skill, try some of the hardest levels of the first Infinity Blade and try to tell me its simple, its not.

iOS is not the dumbing down of Apple, Apple has ALWAYS been about K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple, stupid) Their operating systems, their hardware, and now iOS which does some amazing things, and not all are simple and dumb. How can you blame the dumbing down of Apple on a third party application?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

Early iPhone 12 Tests Show Ceramic Shield is Stronger and More Scratch Resistant Than iPhone 11 Glass

Friday October 23, 2020 1:21 pm PDT by
Apple's new iPhone 12 models are protected by a Ceramic Shield cover glass that has nano-ceramic crystals infused right into the glass to improve durability. According to Apple, Ceramic Shield offers four times better drop protection than the glass used for the iPhone 11 models. YouTube channel MobileReviewsEh conducted some tests on the iPhone 12 using a force meter to compare its performance ...

First Impressions From New iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Owners

Thursday October 22, 2020 4:20 pm PDT by
It's already Friday, October 23, in Australia and New Zealand, which means some customers who purchased an iPhone 12 or 12 Pro already have their new devices in hand. We've seen dozens of reviews of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro from media sites, but now first impressions from regular Apple customers are available. Image via MacRumors reader Boardiesboi New iPhone 12 and 12 Pro owners are...

iPhone 12 Pro Allows You to Measure Someone's Height Instantly Using LiDAR Scanner

Saturday October 24, 2020 11:12 am PDT by
iPhone 12 Pro models feature a new LiDAR Scanner for enhanced augmented reality experiences, but the sensor also enables another unique feature: the ability to measure a person's height instantly using the Measure app. You can even measure the seated height of a person in a chair, according to Apple. When the Measure app detects a person in the viewfinder, it automatically measures their...

Apple VP Kaiann Drance Interview Addresses Battery Life, MagSafe, and Power Adapter Concerns

Friday October 23, 2020 3:37 am PDT by
Apple's Vice President of iPhone Marketing, Kaiann Drance, has provided a new interview to Rich DeMuro on the Rich on Tech Podcast, to discuss the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. Although much of the interview repeated points from Apple's "Hi, Speed" event, there were a number of interesting tidbits regarding the affect of 5G on battery life, MagSafe concerns, and the lack of a power adapter in...

iPhone 11 Pro Outlasts iPhone 12 and 12 Pro in Extensive Battery Life Test

Friday October 23, 2020 8:36 am PDT by
Arun Maini today shared a new side-by-side iPhone battery life video test on his YouTube channel Mrwhosetheboss, timing how long the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models last on a single charge compared to older models, with equal brightness, settings, battery health, and usage. All of the devices are running iOS 14 without a SIM card inserted. In the test, the iPhone 11 Pro outlasted both ...

Apple Distributing New Heated Display Removal Machine for iPhone 12 Repairs

Thursday October 22, 2020 6:20 pm PDT by
Apple is providing Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers with a new heated display removal fixture for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro repairs, according to information obtained by MacRumors from a reliable source. To open iPhone 12 models, technicians will be required to slide the device into a specialized tray, and then place the tray into the high-temperature fixture for two...

Apple Warns MagSafe Charger Can Leave Circular Imprints on Leather Cases

Friday October 23, 2020 3:23 pm PDT by
If you keep your iPhone in a leather case while charging with Apple's new MagSafe Charger, the case might show circular imprints from contact with the accessory, according to a new Apple support document published today. Apple's leather cases for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are not available until November 6, but a MacRumors reader has already shared a photo of a circular imprint on...

MagSafe Charger Teardown Reveals Simple Design With Magnets and Charging Coil Encircling a Small Circuit Board

Friday October 23, 2020 7:50 am PDT by
iFixit has today shared a teardown of Apple's new MagSafe charger for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. An X-ray of the MagSafe charger courtesy of Creative Electron reveals the internal charging coil surrounded by a circular arrangement of magnets within the puck. The only seam that iFixit was able to leverage to open the device was where the white rubber circle meets the metal rim,...

PSA: Non-iPhone 12 Models Charge Super Slowly With MagSafe Charger

Friday October 23, 2020 4:11 pm PDT by
Alongside the iPhone 12 models, Apple introduced a new $39 MagSafe Charger that's meant to work with the magnets in the iPhone 12 Pro models to charge them up at a maximum of 15W. The MagSafe Charger is technically able to be used with older iPhones, but it's not a good idea because the charging with non-iPhone 12 devices is so slow. We did two tests with the iPhone XS Max, draining the...

New Photos Offer Better Look at iPhone 12 Color Options

Tuesday October 20, 2020 2:34 am PDT by
As we wait for the iPhone 12 review embargo to lift later today, more pictures are circulating of the devices in real-world lighting conditions, providing a better look at the different colors available. Leaker DuanRui has shared images on Twitter of the iPhone 12 in white, black, blue, green, and (PRODUCT)RED. The black and white colors are similar to the iPhone 11 colors, but the other...