Infinity Blade Dungeons delayed until 2013, Epic Games confirms

By , Oct 17, 2012

Epic Games has been one of the most vocal supporters of gaming on Apple’s iOS platform. Nobody can accuse the company of not putting its money where its mouth is: they poured millions of dollars so far into big budget releases for the iPhone and iPad. The Infinity Blade series isn’t just an elegiac App Store masterpiece (exclusive to the iOS platform), it’s Epic’s most-profitable game ever.

More than anything, Infinity Blade games really push the iPhone and iPad hardware to its limits. Apple invited Epic developers to show off their impressive-looking work in progress, Infinity Blade Dungeons, during the unveiling of the third-generation iPad in April of this year. Eight months later, we learn that the game has been delayed and won’t see light of the day until 2013.

What a bummer. By the way, the game is being developed by a team called Impossible Studios – how ironical is that?

John Paczkowski of the AllThingsD blog learned from Epic Games that Infinity Blade Dungeons won’t ship until next year. Epic Games spokesman Wes Phillips said in a written statement:

Ever since the talented team at Impossible Studios got their hands on Infinity Blade: Dungeons, they’ve been busy adding their great ideas to the game.

There was also the matter of getting the Impossible Studios team up and running with desks, chairs, staplers and computers.

The logistics of a new studio and implementing all these great ideas required a little extra time, so Infinity Blade: Dungeons will hit iOS in 2013.

Here’s a short description of the game, as provided by Epic Games:

Set several thousand years prior to the events in the classic Infinity Blade series, gamers will assume the role of an apprentice weaponsmith who serves the Master of the Forge, sent forth on a perilous quest to forge the one thing the Deathless will come to fear most: the Infinity Blade.

Here, another screenshot.

And this is the original introduction teaser from April.

Eye-candy game footage is available here.

I was so much looking forward to playing this game this holiday season and am disappointed it got delayed.

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  • http://twitter.com/monster_hazardo Roger Riekki

    Yes I am very disappointed that it got delayed I was hoping to play it around the holidays myself. Oh well. :(

  • Guest

    i dont think they lauch when the new ipad got lauched but rather when the iphone 4s lauch day. i have given hope to this game long time ago cos what i dont get is why shuld a game be showed to the public with a release date of coming soon be release in over 2years time. dats a joke and i think this dev game have failed on that and its a shame on them. if u not ready to release somethin wait at least till nearer a bit before showing to the public. i wish we get proper answer as to why this game is take nearly 2 years to release.

  • Dan

    Too bad, was looking forward to playing the game. Life goes on. Just hope it will be compatible with iPad 2.

  • http://twitter.com/headybow ELvisT

    dont think they previewed it when the new ipad got launched but rather on the iphone 4s launch day. i have given hope to this game long time ago cos what i dont get is why shuld a game be showed to the public with a release date of coming soon be release in over 2years time. dats a joke and i think this dev game have failed on that and its a shame on them. if u not ready to release somethin wait at least till nearer a bit before showing to the public. i wish we get proper answer as to why this game is take nearly 2 years to release.

    • http://twitter.com/mripod64 Spencer

      Infinity Blade 2 was previewed on the 4S.

  • Jordan Dixon

    I think they want to create the absolute best looking mobile game ever and they’re waiting until the next generation iPad to make that possible.

  • David Henderson

    When in 2013?? Just giving a year is too general, how about a specific date or quarter? I hate it when companies don’t release dates!

  • http://twitter.com/klouud Timothy Polumbo

    chair games = instant buy. Take your time guys and release a finely polished product. I really don’t care how much your games cost… I will buy them. Thanx for putting out great content and not chucking shovel-ware at us.

  • seyss

    What a fail. Blaming office construction instead of assuming a bad planning

  • http://twitter.com/alexx1291 Cazz

    the cake is a lie T.T

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    good cause its gonna suck