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Sep 13, 2013, 01:01 PM
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Infinity Blade III, the third installment in the popular hack-and-slash RPG series (http://infinitybladegame.com), first debuted (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/10/epic-games-announces-infinity-blade-3-optimized-for-the-iphone-5s/) during Apple's iPhone media event (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/10/live-coverage-of-apples-2013-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.

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Our sister site Touch Arcade (http://toucharcade.com/2013/09/13/hands-on-with-infinity-blade-iii-the-graphical-bar-is-raised-once-again/) has been playing a preview build of Infinity Blade III, and says "it's safe to say the bar has been raised once again."

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/09/infinityblade.jpgSimilar 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 (http://appshopper.com/games/infinity-blade) ($5.99) [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/infinity-blade/id387428400?mt=8)]
-*Infinity Blade II (http://appshopper.com/games/infinity-blade-ii) ($6.99) [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/infinity-blade-ii/id447689011?mt=8)]

Article Link: New Animated Video 'Infinity Blade: Origins' Introduces Upcoming Infinity Blade III Game (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/13/new-animated-video-infinity-blade-origins-introduces-upcoming-infinity-blade-iii-game/)



\-V-/
Sep 13, 2013, 01:04 PM
Pretty stoked about this. I enjoyed the first two games.

hkenneth
Sep 13, 2013, 01:08 PM
Still no one has face... they can't even speak properly...

Skika
Sep 13, 2013, 01:45 PM
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.

supertonic
Sep 13, 2013, 02:25 PM
Infinity Blade 3 III gameplay demo on iPhone 5s

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Nightarchaon
Sep 13, 2013, 03:21 PM
i dont care about infinity blade 3, give me dungeons please

GSPice
Sep 13, 2013, 03:24 PM
Is this game franchise getting long in the tooth?

Vote up if not

Regbial
Sep 13, 2013, 04:26 PM
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?

cheesyappleuser
Sep 13, 2013, 04:30 PM
Loved the two first games, cannot go wrong with the last one.
One of the most engaging games I've played (after Burnout 2, that is).

freedevil
Sep 13, 2013, 04:35 PM
Same, boring, and repetitive stuff repackaged in fancy new arenas with a silly dragon. Dragons belong in Skyrim..

Aussi3
Sep 13, 2013, 04:38 PM
Infinity Blade 3 III gameplay demo on iPhone 5s

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

Thanks for posting that :)

koban4max
Sep 13, 2013, 05:09 PM
infinity blade 3 isn't going to come out. It's going to be pushed back till it is forgotten like the dungeon.

Earendil
Sep 13, 2013, 05:17 PM
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.

akm3
Sep 13, 2013, 05:26 PM
Looks close enough to Skyrim.


Where is Skyrim on my iPad?

mdelvecchio
Sep 13, 2013, 05:58 PM
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.

that would be a different game. im sure there will be something like that sometime.

cclloyd
Sep 13, 2013, 07:54 PM
I too wanted dungeons, but after it got cancelled, I got back into Wild Blood, and found it was pretty similar to the concept of Dungeons.

I wonder how this will play on the 5. The 5S had so much more to work with, that I'm hoping it will still look amazing on the 5.

Johnf1285
Sep 13, 2013, 08:46 PM
Anyone read the books, particularly the most recent one? The story is pretty legit now that Brandon Sanderson helped shape it. Wish they had it together for the first two games though. Either way, this is going to be a good game too.

\-V-/
Sep 14, 2013, 12:30 AM
infinity blade 3 isn't going to come out. It's going to be pushed back till it is forgotten like the dungeon.
Um... no. It's being released the same time as the 5S. So like... a week.

shartypants
Sep 14, 2013, 01:31 AM
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.

\-V-/
Sep 14, 2013, 02:06 AM
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.

Stella
Sep 14, 2013, 05:25 AM
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.

Purely because of the graphics I'd imagine.

Most, apart from the minority but very vocal / advocates of this game, would get bored fairly quickly.

blackcrayon
Sep 14, 2013, 08:25 AM
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 essentially Punch-Out! with swords, monsters, and amazing graphics. I'm pretty sure Punch-Out! was a game too...

heutusops
Sep 14, 2013, 08:34 AM
i hpe the new 64-bit graphics wont disappoint, the iphone5S is totally gonna rock.

pscl
Sep 14, 2013, 12:31 PM
im so bored of the infinity blade games... no matter how awesome the gfx are... it is still a totally scripted game.

bring on the "dungeons" version. there is no innovation exept the gfx.

Stella
Sep 14, 2013, 02:41 PM
Looks close enough to Skyrim.


Where is Skyrim on my iPad?

A Infinitely blade version of Skyrim would totally rock. Set new benchmark in smartphone / tablet gaming.

Unfortunately the hardware isn't here, yet.

blackcrayon
Sep 14, 2013, 03:10 PM
A Infinitely blade version of Skyrim would totally rock. Set new benchmark in smartphone / tablet gaming.

Unfortunately the hardware isn't here, yet.

It's close though. The A7X should be at least as good as current gen consoles in GPU (maybe not in CPU). There are those Crescent Moon games. Ravensword:Shadowlands is Elder Scrolls/Skyrim-like- it's far more primitive, but it probably had 1/100th the budget, and it maintained compatibility with the iPhone 4 for goodness sake. Imagine if they had a big team, budget, and made it A6 minimum.

I kind of wish Apple would invest a "small sum" into 2 or 3 amazing iOS exclusive titles... Which reminds me, it is interesting they haven't ported Infinity Blade to Android yet.

koban4max
Sep 14, 2013, 04:21 PM
Um... no. It's being released the same time as the 5S. So like... a week.

that's what they said with dungeon.

Skika
Sep 15, 2013, 05:42 AM
that's what they said with dungeon.

Not true.

tbobmccoy
Sep 15, 2013, 09:33 AM
... it is interesting they haven't ported Infinity Blade to Android yet.

Too much rampant piracy on Android that's too easy to make happen. There's not a lot of profit for non-freemium games in Android. iOS has its piracy problems, but they're much tamer.

pearvsapple
Sep 15, 2013, 12:14 PM
If only the gameplay can go beyond Fruit Ninja'ism. Still not there yet.

koban4max
Sep 15, 2013, 06:51 PM
true.

yup.

attila
Sep 16, 2013, 03:32 AM
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 actually a lot harder than just "swipe here, swipe there". The >game< is about timing! React quickly to the opponent, counter or dodge the blow, trying to get an extra swipe in between blows.

The game gets harder as enemies start using more different techniques that are harder to avoid.

\-V-/
Sep 16, 2013, 04:14 AM
It's actually a lot harder than just "swipe here, swipe there". The >game< is about timing! React quickly to the opponent, counter or dodge the blow, trying to get an extra swipe in between blows.

The game gets harder as enemies start using more different techniques that are harder to avoid.
People that have only played it for 5 minutes don't understand all that. And unlocking hidden items by fighting secret bosses is certainly not easy either ... especially when you start getting up to ridiculous levels.

angrynstupid
Sep 16, 2013, 07:30 AM
Wow. How original. More boring drivel created by dorks who've read too many comic books.