Infinity Blade is about to open up to a whole new arena for combatants – the arcade. Yes, the popular iPad and iPhone game goes old school and will be hitting select Dave & Busters arcades beginning October 28th, as Infinity Blade FX.
Infinity Blade FX presents the game in a 46-inch arcade game format, with single-player or two-player touch screen play (dual screens).
Details from Epic Games and ChAIR Entertainment:
“Infinity Blade FX” will bring arcade players up to speed with today’s most modern video game technology, offering an unmatched, supersized version of the game. Utilizing Adrenaline’s TouchFX platform, arcade gamers in the United States will be the first to experience the mysterious realm of the “Infinity Blade” universe on a 46-inch screen with multi-touch capability. The arcade cabinet will make its debut in the arcade video game industry at the Forthcoming IAAPA – International Association of Amusement Parks and Attraction Expo taking place in Orlando, FL in November.”
Today, alongside the announcement of the iPhone 4S, Epic Games and ChAIR Entertainment have announced Infinity Blade 2. The Unreal Engine 3 powered sword fighting game is set for a December 1, 2011 release, exclusively for the iOS platform. Pricing has not been announced. Watch the first teaser trailer for Infinity Blade 2here and see the first screenshots below. Infinity Blade 2 will support today’s announced iOS 5 features such as iCloud, which enables profiles and easily transferring saved games to between your iOS devices.
About Infinity Blade 2, from Epic Games:
“Infinity Blade 2 builds upon the addictive gameplay and breathtaking visuals of the original game with dozens of new locations set across expansive 3D environments. Delving further into the story of this mysterious, timeless adventure, players will explore an evolving game world filled with new types of rewards and treasures as they battle scores of new powerful enemies and bosses. New fighting styles and weapon classes coupled with deep role-playing elements provide even greater game play variation. “Infinity Blade 2” also introduces gamers to new online features, such as Clash Mob, in which they’ll participate with fellow gamers in unique “massively social” challenges to unlock rare weapons and exclusive items.”
Also announced alongside Infinity Blade 2 is a new novel based on the game, titled Infinity Blade: Awakening. The novel is available now for $2.99 via the iBookstore (here). For more details on Infinity Blade 2, visit the officialwebsite at www.infinityblade2.com.
See the first screenshots from Infinity Blade 2 below:
While Gears of War 3 has been available for only two weeks now, gamers will have to prepare themselves to sacrifice even more sleep with the release of the first downlable pack on November 1. Entitled the Horde Command Pack, the first wave of DLC will feature three new multiplayer maps, two new weapon skins, three new multiplayer characters, new Horde upgrades, and new Achievements.
The three new maps include Rust Lung which is set on a decommissioned battle ship, Blood Drive which takes place in the Jacinto Medical Plaza, and Azura which takes place on the tropical island stronghold. Players will now also be able to select the Boomer Lady Bernie Mataki, Big Rig Dizzy Wallin, or an Onyx Guard as their multiplayer characters.
Most exciting out of all the announced content are the fortification upgrades for Horde 2.0. A Command Center can now be upgraded to call in sniper support, mortars, or the Hammer of Dawn while fully upgraded decoys will now become Onyx Sentry Bots which will attack enemies automatically. An upgrade to the Sentry Turret will add fire bolts which Epic reports will be especially useful for Berzerkers and a Silverback upgrade will add rockets and a reduced repair cost.
The Horde Command Pack will download automatically for Season Pass holders and will be available for 800 Microsoft points for non pass holders.
With the anticipation for Gears of War 3 reaching a fever pitch over the past few months, the launch of Epic Games’ final installment in the trilogy has proved to be every bit as successful as anticipated. Launched at midnight on September 20th in over 22,000 stores, Gears of War 3 has sold over 3 million copies in its first week after release. As the highest grossing game of 2011 so far, Gears of War 3 has brought the lifetime sales of the Gears of War franchise to over one billion dollars.
Calibur11, creators of custom Xbox 360 Vault cases, today announced the Gears of War 3 Vault for the Xbox 360 Slim system. Encase your Xbox 360 in the Gears of War 3 themed design, which also serves in cooling and stabilizing your Xbox 360, as well as reminding you when it is time for vengeance. A unique in-game integration makes your Xbox 360 glow fiery red each time you are killed in Gears of War 3. The Gears of War 3 Vault retails for $89.99, which will be available at retail stores such as Best Buy and online during the September 2011 launch of Gears of War 3. See more pictures and details of the Gears of War 3 Vault here on www.calibur11.com.
Along with the news of this unique Xbox 360 system add-on, one Gears of War 3 Vault will come packed with a very unique prize: a life-size Gears of War COG Armor suit. One lucky winner may find the code in the Gears of War 3 Vault box. Take a look at the COG armor suit and details on the giveaway here on calibur11.com. Imagine arriving at your Halloween party, or Gears of War 3 tournament, with that.