Infinity Blade II’s latest update, one Chair Entertainment calls “the largest free content update for the game to date” and dubbed Vault of Tears, has landed on the App Store. Players will get to venture further into the past of Siris as new areas are unlocked (and secrets finally reveals), battle new enemies like the Moss Golem, Lupun, Bog Giant, Acolyte and more, and collect over 50 new items, including weapons, shields, helmets and magic rings. As well, an all-new Treasure Map feature will allow you to find hidden ally and secret items and rewards. Best of all, the visually stunning game has dropped to its lowest price point yet – $2.99 (down from $6.99) – a great buy for those who’ve yet to make the purchase (update is free for existing players).
Chair Entertainment, Infinity Blade II - $2.99
If this is indicative of what the next few weeks leading up to Christmas are going to be like then you’d better strap yourselves in and prepare for a crazy ride! On a normal good week I might build a list of between 25 and 30 games to whittle down for my final list of 10, but this week I had almost 60 games! Naturally everyone’s excited about Infinity Blade II, the successor to one of the most successful RPGs to grace the iOS screen. If you like your monster slaying action a little more lighthearted you might consider The Bard’s Tale, a 21st century re-imagining of one of the great RPG series that I grew up with in the 80s. Players eager for a Kinect like experience but not wishing to buy an Xbox will want to look into Fuego’s River Adventure, a hands-free game that uses your iPad’s camera (requires an iPad 2) to track your movements and manipulate your character accordingly. On the other hand, if accessories are your thing you might consider appBlaster Overkill, a newly released version of the shooter Overkill that requires the new appBlaster gun peripheral in order to provide a more visceral shooting experience.