Epic, Apple Announce Infinity Blade 2 at iPhone Event (TRAILER)

Apple’s iPhone announcement event is still ongoing, but there’s one cool new thing that’s definitive: Infinity Blade 2, the follow-up to ChAIR’s Unreal Engine 3-using Infinity Blade.

The sequel will make heavy use of Apple’s A5 chip in the newly announced iPhone 4S, which it first debuted in the iPad 2 and boasts graphics “seven times faster” than the A4 processor used in the iPhone 4. The game features all kinds of new pretty crap, like dynamic lighting.

Infinity Blade 2 also packs new gameplay features, like the ability to customize weapons. Here’s a quote from the brand-spanking-new press release:

Infinity Blade 2 builds upon the addictive gameplay and breathtaking visuals of the original game with dozens of new locations set across expansive 3D environments. Delving further into the story of this mysterious, timeless adventure, players will explore an evolving game world filled with new types of rewards and treasures as they battle scores of new powerful enemies and bosses. New fighting styles and weapon classes coupled with deep role-playing elements provide even greater game play variation. Infinity Blade 2 also introduces gamers to new online features, such as Clash Mob, in which they’ll participate with fellow gamers in unique “massively social” challenges to unlock rare weapons and exclusive items.

Expect more story in Infinity Blade 2, as well, which will be nice given the cryptic degree of non-explained-ness found in the original. To coincide with the announcement, there’s even an Infinity Blade novella being released through Apple’s iBooks service. You can download it now for $2.99.

Oh, and the game will pack cloud saves. Super cool.

No price yet, but the game comes out Dec. 1 exclusively for Apple’s iOS platform.

Download the trailer here.

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