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How about some good ol’ fashioned medieval jousting? Your wish is Gameloft’s command! Introducing Rival Knights, a free-to-play iPhone and iPad knight combat game with eye-candy looks, motion-captured animations, tons of content, asynchronous multiplayer mode and some serious bone-breaking action.

Optional In-App Purchases don’t kill all the fun nor do they seem to break your freemium experience beyond repair.

It gets even better: you’ll absolutely love Infinity Blade-like graphics and action sequences reminiscent of some of the best Rebellion Games titles. Long story short, you really can’t go wrong with this one so accept your challenge and take part at the King’s tournament to prove your mettle.

Grab it free in the App Store and jump past the fold to see it in action for yourself…

From the blurb:

Feel the rush of the medieval joust: crush your rivals, challenge other players and ride your way to glory in the most realistic, accessible and visually stunning game about Knights on smartphones and tablets.

Graphics on my iPhone 5s look gorgeous and I haven’t noticed lagging or jerkiness.

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Check out top-notch visuals in a launch trailer below.

As for In-App Purchases, the game features three types of virtual in-game currencies: Time, Gold Coins and Seals.

You’ll be using red/blue seals to buy yourself tickets to participate in single/multiplayer events. For the most part, Rival Knights isn’t too harsh on your as you can earn plenty of Time, Gold Coins and Seals needed to progress throughout the game.

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But as you get addicted to it, chances are you’ll eventually need to purchase additional items for real cash: starting at $1.99 for a Pile of Gemstones and going all the way up to the ridiculous $49.99 for a Cart of Cloins or Gemstones.

And here’s a nice gameplay video.

Looks pretty sweet for a freemium title, no?

Key features include:

• Experience the thrill of fast-paced and highly addictive jousting
• Sharpen your skills with precision timing and aim
• Take on ruthless foes spread across 5 leagues and countless events
• Become champion of the realm and etch your name into history!
• Motion-capture animations for knights and horses immerse you in the combat
• Enjoy stunning, lifelike 3D graphics and dynamic camera angles
• Compete in a breathtaking environment with changing weather conditions and time of day
• Send rivals flying with real-time ragdoll physics and slow-motion effects
• Unlock over 120 mounts, lances, armors, helms and more
• Upgrade them at the Blacksmith to gain an edge over opponents
• Use temporary boosts wisely to triumph
• Customize your crest to strike fear into your rivals
• Challenge other players in asynchronous multiplayer mode
• Enter weekly PvP tournaments for glory…
• …and win King-size rewards!
• Recruit teammates, form clans and rule the realm!

Go download Rival Knights free in the App Store.

The 94.3MB download requires iOS 6.0 or later and runs on the iPhone 4 or later, the fifth-generation iPod touch and iPad.

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    Stopped reading at “free-to-play”. I really hope the new Modern Combat isn’t going to be free-to-play…

    • regkilla

      It wont be. $6.99 full price. No in-app purchases.

  • omrishtam

    this game is fun, but gameloft just can’t give up on IAP which makes it annoying.
    it’s a shame they didn’t realise that noone wants IAP and noone use them expect of jailbroken devices.

  • zento437

    And It’s work on iPod touch 4g

  • Dan

    Freemium no thanks

  • justme

    no, thank you.
    IAP is not for me, I prefer pay for a complete game, not pay for fractions of game.

  • Bryan E. Johnson

    Let me chime in with having played the game.

    I made it thru the First campaign level with using Gold to buy everything I wanted. I earned the gold thru jousting, and you can joust your heart out in the practice area of the campaign to earn gold and get better stuff before moving on to harder challenges.

    The jousting arena has 2 kinds. One of them is a bracket list. You joust a opponent an wait 24 hours for them to joust you and the better reactions compared wins. Try to have your best bracket gear on when you joust. hint… also ‘charge’ your gear with a limited upgrade that lasts finite combats. If you have the best gear, then its all about skills compared. If you win, you fight the winner of another section, just like they do in sports. The Second pvp is a Get the most points in 2 days combat. While I was off to a boom and using every social medal i had to the best possible per hour… yes people would zoom past me with impossible speed. I knew they were buying gems and using gems to buy medals to get more combats in… So I decided to try it… but the buyer was broke. I had to change my language to German to buy anything thru applestore. So I bought $5 in gems (as I really enjoyed the game so far), and lo and behold I flew past my opponents faster than they flew past me. Because I used my hourly lot, on a timer(to increase efficiency of use), and the bought ones. When in Rome…

    But the game is having an issue today. Cant get medals to rotate thru.. timers are broken it seems.. and The game doesnt post our results very well. Broken link to the database i believe.

    But as a QA tester, I have found a way around the broken error that says cant connect.. and I have already gained medals on timer… and played the tournament during this down time. Not cheating, just refreshing using the other menus and getting back into the tournament…

    This post is a positive and negative towards the game. Just because a game has IAP, dont turn away from it. You can play and enjoy it. Stick to the bracket pvp and the campaign and you’ll never buy IAP.

    IAP, is the new world of gaming and while it sucks… they wont change it back.