Donald and Geremy Mustard stepped onto the stage at Apple today and revealed Infinity Blade III, the first game to utilize Apple’s new 64-bit processor. Infinity Blade III will be available on September 18, just in time for the launch of the new iPhone 5S. The demo wowed the audience, revealing a bigger, deeper, and prettier Infinity Blade universe.
Featured in the demo was an epic battle against the Dragon, a recurring enemy who appears throughout your Infinity Blade III adventure. And all of it was real in-game footage. You can never be certain when the Dragon might show up, so you’ll always need to be on your guard. This new nemesis has persistent health, meaning that whatever damage you deliver in a fight will remain the next time you encounter the Dragon. Eventually, you’ll weaken the Dragon enough for a titanic battle to the death!
Also revealed was The Hideout, your new home base where you’ll launch quests, brew potions, fuse gems, and re-forge mastered items.
Of course, there’s a lot more to Infinity Blade III than just a sweet Hideout and a big bad Dragon. Infinity Blade III sees Siris return to action for a final showdown against the Worker of Secrets, who has gathered an army of Deathless Titans and seeks the destruction of the entire world. But Siris won’t have to fight this battle alone. Isa, Siris’s stealthy female companion from Infinity Blade II, is now a playable character for IB3. She offers a different style of fighting – quick and nimble – and comes equipped with a crossbow she uses to damage enemies before leaping into battle.
To help boost your war chest, the single-player campaign has been fused with an upgraded version of Infinity Blade II’s innovative ClashMob feature. All three of the new ClashMob modes are available from the interactive World Map, right alongside the story quests. Daily Trials test your skills and reward you with Gold or Battle Chips, ClashMobs offer week-long group-based challenges, and competitive Aegis Tournaments task you with posting high scores against other players to move on to further stages.
ChAIR’s ambitions for Infinity Blade III are best summed up by Creative Director Donald Mustard. “It’s been amazing to see the continued success of Infinity Blade and to have the ability to tell a complex story across different mediums, using a single device we take wherever we go,” said Mustard. “We’re so proud of Infinity Blade III and feel it not only offers a powerful finale to the series, but also gives mobile gaming another giant push forward.”
Infinity Blade III hits the App Store September 18. The universal app is priced at $6.99 and is compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPod touch 4, and iPod touch 5.