Infinity Blade gets release date, price point, and new screenshots

Still wiping the drool from your mouth after checking out the trailer from Epic Games’ upcoming action RPG Infinity Blade? Now they’ve unleashed some new screens that will no doubt blow gamers away, as well as a release date and price point.

Infinity Blade

Infinity Blade

Infinity Blade

Infinity Blade

Gamers looking to get their hands on Infinity Blade will be able to do so next week, as Epic Games’ has confirmed that it will be hitting the App Store on Thursday, December 9th. The price at launch will be $5.99, and much to our delight, Infinity Blade will be released as a universal app. This means owners of the iPhone and the iPad can enjoy the game natively on both devices while only making a single purchase.

Infinity Blade Preview

Previously known under the codename ‘Project Sword,’ this hotly anticipated action RPG from developer Chair Entertainment and publisher Epic Games has been given a new name, a new trailer, and some new details to whet the appetites of iPhone gamers everywhere.

As the first iOS game to utilize Epic’s Unreal Engine, Infinity Blade is shaping up to be the best looking game on the iPhone yet. Those may sound like bold words, but they’ll likely come as no surprise to anyone that’s given into their curiosity and downloaded Epic’s earlier iOS tech demo Epic Citadel from the App Store.

First announced at Apple’s press event in September, a number of new Infinity Blade details have been unveiled in a recent press release;

Taking handheld gaming to new heights, the graphically intense “Infinity Blade” features adrenaline-fueled sword battles and epic boss fights set in the realm of a fully 3D castle. The game’s robust single-player mode features an intuitive combat interface and simple touch controls which enable hardcore and casual gamers alike to engage in fun, furious battles. As play progresses, players gain experience, build stats and earn more powerful items to prepare their knight for the final encounter with the game’s nemesis, the God-King.

Additional content will be released free of charge via planned updates, including a fully integrated multiplayer mode, which enables players to find friends and other challengers to battle online via Game Center. “More than one million people have been introduced to the world of ‘Infinity Blade’ through our free app, ‘Epic Citadel,’ and soon everyone will be able to play our first fully featured game for iOS devices,” said Dr. Michael Capps, president of Epic Games. “With ‘Infinity Blade,’ ChAIR has created an amazing looking, incredibly fun game that really demonstrates the potential of triple-A mobile gaming.”

While no specific release date has been nailed down yet, Epic Games has confirmed that you can expect this one to arrive for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch this holiday season.