New Infinity Blade Dungeons gameplay footage is totally eye-candy

By , May 17, 2012

If you own an iPad 3, Infinity Blade Dungeons is that killer game you’ve been dying to show off to your Android-toting friends. Unlike elegiac masterpieces Infinity Blade I & II that have been created by Chair Entertainment, Epic entrusted the creation of Infinity Blade Dungeons to a small team comprised of vets who worked on Gears of Wars.

It’s one of a select few games Apple demoed during March’s iPad 3 introduction to show off the graphics prowess of its new tablet and the improved A5X chip that rocks quad-core graphics engine.

If this new gameplay footage is anything to go by, this dungeon crawler is going to raise the ladder of console-grade gaming on portable devices…

Joystiq got hold of this brand new Infinity Blade Dungeons gameplay footage.

It’s awesome!

Here, enjoy.

As you can see, Dungeons is anything but yet another sequel to the otherwise awesome hack’n’slash-based Infinity Blade.

An overhead view is akin to the popular Diablo series, with multiple enemies swarming your character who wields a giant axe dubbed Cataclysmic Edge and has a bunch of spells and scrolls at his disposal.

Plus, he can forge new weapons as well!

IGN has more info on this:

Players must craft every weapon themselves, via a surprisingly fun touch-powered forging mini-game. The mini-game is more than just flavor – the more accurately and quickly players hammer out a weapon’s imperfections and polish its blemishes, the higher level it will be, allowing players to dump more points into its damage or critical-hit chance.

Also look forward to a bunch of upgrades for your weapons, spells and character.

The quality of in-game graphics is amazing.

Take a look at this screenshot.

Man, that’s what I call eye candy!

We couldn’t tell from the screenshots whether or not Dungeons renders action natively in the new iPad’s spectacular resolution of 2,048-by-1,536 pixels.

A lot of Retina iPad-optimized games simply pixel-double the 1,024-by-768 canvas to Retina resolution in order to avoid performance issues.

The initial Dungeons demo from the iPad media event did reveal some stuttering in complex scenes, but that was early code.


This game’s gonna blow your head off!

We hope the team will be able to smooth out the rough edges and optimized the game so it runs smoothly in the native Retina iPad resolution.

Here’s Infinity Blade Dungeons demo shown off at the March 7 iPad unveiling.

And this is the official trailer.

In case you’ve been wondering, the game is set several thousand years prior to the events in the Infinity Blade series and puts you in the shoes of an apprentice weaponsmith who serves the Master of the Forge.

Your character is “sent forth on a perilous quest to forge the one thing the Deathless will come to fear most: the Infinity Blade”.

Sounds promising, no?

If you want to learn more, visit the official Infinity Blade Dungeons homepage.

Infinity Blade Dungeons is due to be released “later this year”, exclusively for iOS devices.

With games like this, and AirPlay thrown into the mix, who needs dedicated consoles anyway?

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  • Dan

    looks pretty good, hopefully it had enough content and is not a ‘repeat the story-line’ type game like the previous 2.

  • http://twitter.com/thegabrielk Gabriel K

    i. want. it.

  • http://twitter.com/ProZack27 Zachary Sloane

    must. play. now.

  • Andrew Weidmark

    When is it available?

  • http://twitter.com/InternDom Dom

    I love how that big sheet of “sword-like” metal just somehow turns into a hammer.

  • http://twitter.com/thehayhorse Hayden Jenkins

    ugh. this looks horrible compared to the other 2…(which are masterpieces)

    I will buy it simply cuz it’s Infinity Blade and I want to see more of the story

    • Anonymous

      It looks amazing! And the gameplay is obviously better than Infinty Blade I & II. Can’t wait for it to come out..

      • Anonymous

        *Infinity

  • http://twitter.com/Tuanvy512 Tuan Z

    Couldn’t wait if there is an “Infini Blade”the movie

  • http://twitter.com/GXGOW Nicolas Loots

    I wanna play with Thor’s hammer.

  • David Be

    Hope it will be aviable for the iPad 2 at launch

  • http://www.facebook.com/luisreyespr Luis

    Epic games with more epic games. Totally eye-candy indeed

  • Anonymous

    Who needs this when you’ve got Diablo 3 anyway? :P Anyway, I’m glad they’re doing away with the medieval Punch-Out gameplay.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sebastian-Lord/833558145 Sebastian Lord

      Diablo III needs better graphics like Infinity Blade Dungeons………………………………

  • pkenji18

    Now we’re The Worker of Secrets?