FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EPIC GAMES AND ChAIR ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE "INFINITY BLADE II" FREE CONTENT UPDATE AND ANNOUNCE TEMPORARY $2.99 PRICE CUT
"Infinity Blade II: Skycages" Introduces Exciting New Content and Concludes Chapter with New Characters, Weapons, and Items for iOS Blockbuster
Salt Lake City, Utah (August 2, 2012) – Epic Games, Inc. and its award-winning Salt Lake City-based development studio, ChAIR Entertainment, today released "Infinity Blade II: Skycages," the latest free content update and epic conclusion to its Game of the Year Award-winning iOS blockbuster, "Infinity Blade II." In support of the update, gamers can purchase the full version of "Infinity Blade II" for a limited-time promotional price of $2.99 via the App Store.
The most action-packed "Infinity Blade II" expansion to date, Skycages invites players to delve more deeply into the story of the Deathless, as new areas are unlocked and relics from the past come to light. While battling all-new enemies such as the Headsman, Petrified Noc, Xyloto, Ryth, and others, players can now harness the power of the sun with the Solar Transport Energy Blades, a completely new weapon type to be mastered.
Skycages features more than 30 new items, including magic rings, weapons, shields, helmets, as well as armor to collect, master, and sell. Additional surprises include all-new Achievements, gems to forge, and treasure maps, as well as exclusive new ClashMob challenges.
"Infinity Blade II remains one of the best performing games on the App Store and we've continued to explore new ways to expand the Infinity Blade universe with exciting new game play elements," said Donald Mustard, creative director at ChAIR Entertainment. "In addition to providing more of the great content fans love, Skycages reveals new secrets and offers an epic conclusion to the latest chapter that fans won't want to miss!"
"Infinity Blade II" is a universal app and compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 3 (16GB+), iPod Touch 4, iPad, iPad 2, and the new iPad.
Fans looking to delve more deeply into the fantastical fiction of the "Infinity Blade" universe can also download "Infinity Blade: Awakening," a digital novella written by #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy author Brandon Sanderson ("The Way of Kings," "Mistborn," "The Wheel of Time"). "Infinity Blade: Awakening" is available for $2.99 via the iBookstore®.
"Infinity Blade: Official Soundtrack" features the original music from "Infinity Blade" and "Infinity Blade II," and is available now via iTunes, Amazon.com, Zune, and Amazon on Demand.
To learn more about the "Infinity Blade" games and novella, follow @InfinityBlade on Twitter and 'Like' "Infinity Blade" on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/InfinityBladeGame.
About Infinity Blade
In December 2010, Epic Games' award-winning studio ChAIR Entertainment forever changed the landscape of mobile gaming with the introduction of "Infinity Blade" for iOS. Powered by Unreal Engine 3, "Infinity Blade" brought handheld gaming to new heights with gorgeous visuals, adrenaline-fueled battles and advanced character progression in a fully 3D castle realm. With millions of players worldwide, "Infinity Blade" is one of the most popular games ever launched on the App Store, receiving numerous Editor's Choice and Game of the Year accolades, as well as the "Excellence in Design" Award at the 2011 International Mobile Game Awards and the prestigious 2011 Apple Design Award. The award-winning sequel, "Infinity Blade II," was successfully launched in Dec. 2011 and remains one of the most-popular, best-reviewed games on the App Store. Among its impressive list accolades, "Infinity Blade II" won the IMGA "Excellence in Gameplay" and overall "Grand Prix" awards and was also named "Mobile Game of the Year" by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.
About ChAIR Entertainment
Founded in 2005, Salt Lake City-based ChAIR Entertainment is a subsidiary of Epic Games, Inc. Most recently, ChAIR introduced the award-winning sword fighting adventure "Infinity Blade II" for iOS in December 2011. Following in the footsteps of the original iOS blockbuster "Infinity Blade," introduced in 2010, the critically acclaimed sequel won more than 25 Game of the Year and Editor's Choice accolades and remains one of the most popular games released on the App Store. To date, the Infinity Blade franchise has earned more than $30 million in just over a year since it was first introduced. In 2009, ChAIR released the modern and masterful, side-scrolling shooter "Shadow Complex," published by Microsoft Game Studios exclusively for Xbox LIVE Arcade. The critically acclaimed "Shadow Complex" received numerous E3 and Editor's Choice Awards and was named Game of the Year by more than 40 media outlets. Before that, ChAIR released the award-winning underwater action-shooter, "Undertow" for Xbox LIVE Arcade. In 2011, ChAIR was named #4 among Pocket Gamer's list of the Top 50 Developers and ranked #29 among Develop's Top 100 Game Development Studios in the World.
About Unreal Engine 3
Developed by Epic Games, the award-winning Unreal Engine is known for its cutting-edge graphics, best-of-breed toolset and scalability across major platforms. Operating on nine platforms, including PC, consoles and mobile devices, Unreal Engine 3 is designed to accelerate developers' productivity for creating high-quality games, applications, training simulations, 3D visualizations, digital films and animated entertainment. Powering hundreds of games and integrated with two dozen leading middleware technologies, Unreal Engine 3 holds more than 20 technology awards, including seven Game Developer Front Line Awards and five Develop Industry Excellence Awards. The Unreal Engine also holds a seat in the Front Line Awards Hall of Fame. Epic recently revealed Unreal Engine 4, which offers unprecedented graphical capabilities and workflow improvements that provide unparalleled accessibility for developers building the next generation of games and applications. For additional information, please visit www.unrealengine.com.
About Epic Games
Established in 1991, Epic Games, Inc. develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company is responsible for the bestselling "Unreal" series of games, the blockbuster "Gears of War" franchise and the groundbreaking "Infinity Blade" line of mobile games. Epic's award-winning Unreal Engine technology has won dozens of awards and is available for licensing. Epic is continually recruiting top talent for its studios located in North Carolina, Utah, Maryland, Poland, Korea and Japan. Additional information about Epic can be obtained at http://www.epicgames.com.
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