Epic Games’ Mike Capps took the stage at Apple’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” event and announced that Infinity Blade 2– the sequel to one of the most popular iOS games ever– will hit the App Store on December 1. Check out the teaser trailer below.
Based on the announcement and accompanying press release, it sounds like Infinity Blade 2 will be very similar to the original Infinity Blade, but with new environments, enemies, fighting styles, and weapons. There’s also a new online mode called Clash Mob, which lets you “participate with fellow gamers in unique ‘massively social’ challenges to unlock rare weapons and exclusive items.” Ah, the things we’ll do for loot.
If the trailer is to be taken at face value, you’ll be able to dual-wield swords, which could be the new fighting style they mention. The game will also use the iOS 5-only feature iCloud to let you transfer game saves and profiles between multiple iOS devices. The price hasn’t been announced yet, but the original Infinity Blade hit the App Store at $5.99.
Also announced was “Infinity Blade: Awakening,” a novella by Brandon Sanderson that’s available now in the iBookstore for $2.99. Mr. Sanderson is known for his Mistborn series of fantasy novels and for finishing the Wheel of Time series.