Infinity Blade III, the third installment in the popular hack-and-slash RPG series, first debuted during Apple’s iPhone media event. Chair today released a video entitled “Infinity Blade: Origins,” designed to summarizes the events of the first two games and introduce the storyline of Infinity Blade III.


Our sister site Touch Arcade has been playing a preview build of Infinity Blade III, and says "it’s safe to say the bar has been raised once again."

infinityblade

Similar to the other two titles, Infinity Blade III features the same best-in-class swipe-based controls. I'm not sure what it is about the Infinity Blade games specifically, but your swipes feel infinitely more connected to the actual action in the game compared to others.

Oh, and if you were hoping for free roaming control, you're out of luck. The game is entirely combat focused, with the exact same kind of stopping, searching for sacks of gold, and moving forward via defeating increasingly difficult enemies.

Without getting deeper into review-y sorts of stuff which we're saving until after the game is actually available, I'd say the best way to describe Infinity Blade III is that it's just more Infinity Blade. There's not even a tinge of free to play to it, it looks better than any game I've ever seen on the App Store, and I'm not sure it gets much more must-have than this.

Infinity Blade III will launch alongside iOS 7, debuting next week on September 18. The first two Infinity Blade games are available for download from the App Store.

Infinity Blade ($5.99) [Direct Link]
Infinity Blade II ($6.99) [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

Skika Avatar
137 months ago
I just wanted Dungeons :(

All i really want is an open world type Infinity Blade game where i can roam freely and engage enemies in the same type of battle Infinity Blade has. That would be awesome.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nightarchaon Avatar
137 months ago
i dont care about infinity blade 3, give me dungeons please
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
\-V-/ Avatar
137 months ago
Why do people buy this game, all you do is swipe your hand back and forth until the enemy drops. If you want to play a real game, check out Strategic Leap, at least you have to think.
Because they enjoy it.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Earendil Avatar
137 months ago
That was simply pathetic. IT'S NOT A MOVIE GUIZE!!ITS A REAL GAME!

...yet at the end the Infinity Blade logo comes right on cue as if it were the end of the movie.

Also, what is one playing? "Swipe, tap here, swipe here" Where is the "game" in this? There's a reason quicktime events are frowned upon in games. But this is a game made out of those and it's glorified?

It's fine if this kind of game is not your cup of tea. However, it looks to me like you just tried to summarize a game based on a 2 minute demo that wasn't meant to show off the game, but to show off the graphics of the iPhone 5s. Also, the game isn't done, and had to work flawlessly. I'm guessing what we saw was one of the more visually stunning and safe things to show that
A) would look good and show off the hardware
B) not crash
C) not give away the story to those for which this is their cup of tea.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Regbial Avatar
137 months ago
Infinity Blade 3 III gameplay demo on iPhone 5s

YouTube: video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Wnh98ELfR04)

That was simply pathetic. IT'S NOT A MOVIE GUIZE!!ITS A REAL GAME!

...yet at the end the Infinity Blade logo comes right on cue as if it were the end of the movie.

Also, what is one playing? "Swipe, tap here, swipe here" Where is the "game" in this? There's a reason quicktime events are frowned upon in games. But this is a game made out of those and it's glorified?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pearvsapple Avatar
137 months ago
If only the gameplay can go beyond Fruit Ninja'ism. Still not there yet.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

Apple car wheel icon feature yellow

Apple Cancels Electric Car Project

Tuesday February 27, 2024 11:05 am PST by
Apple has canceled all plans to release an autonomous, electric vehicle, reports Bloomberg. Apple has been working on an Apple Car for more than a decade and invested millions of dollars into development before deciding it was not a viable project. Apple's Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams today told approximately 2,000 employees working on the Apple Car that the project was canceled,...
iOS 18 Mock iPhone 16 Feature Gray

iOS 18 Rumored to Be Compatible With These iPhone Models

Tuesday February 27, 2024 6:31 am PST by
iOS 18 will be compatible with the iPhone XR, and thereby also the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models with the same A12 Bionic chip, according to a post on X today from a private account with a proven track record of sharing build numbers for upcoming iOS updates. The post was spotted by MacRumors contributor Aaron Perris, and it has since been deleted. However, this was likely because the...
Google maps feaure

Google Maps Finally Rolls Out Glanceable Directions

Wednesday February 28, 2024 2:07 am PST by
After more than a year since announcing the feature, Google Maps is finally rolling out glanceable directions on Android and iOS (via Android Police). The feature allows users to view turn-by-turn directions and a live ETA directly from their device's lock screen – information that was previously only visible when a phone was unlocked. Glanceable directions also work on the app's route...
iPad Air 5

iPadOS 18 Rumored to Drop Support for These iPad Models

Tuesday February 27, 2024 6:55 am PST by
iPadOS 18 will drop support for iPad models equipped with the A10X Fusion chip, according to a post on X today from a private account with a proven track record of sharing build numbers for upcoming iOS and iPadOS updates. This means that iPadOS 18 would not be compatible with the first-generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro or the second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro models released in 2017. It...
iOS 17

iOS 17.4 Coming Soon With These New Features for Your iPhone

Monday February 26, 2024 6:08 am PST by
In a press release last month, Apple confirmed that iOS 17.4 will be released in March, and the update includes several new features and changes for the iPhone. Key new features in iOS 17.4 include major App Store changes in the EU, Apple Podcasts transcripts, and an iMessage security upgrade. The update also adds new emoji and includes preparations for the launch of next-generation CarPlay...
M3 MacBook Air Feature

New MacBook Air Models Launching Next Month: 5 Features to Expect

Wednesday February 28, 2024 1:50 am PST by
The existing 15-inch MacBook Air arrived in June 2023, which is not that long ago in terms of Mac update cycles. However, Apple released the current 13-inch ‌MacBook Air back in June 2022. It is now the oldest Mac in Apple's current crop, having not been updated in 600 days. But rumors suggest that is unlikely to be the case for much longer. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple has...