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Everplay Interactive, developer of iOS game Spell Sword,
announces Ace of Blades, a pixelized action-platformer and
spiritual successful to Spell Sword. Spell Sword launched in April
2012 and received critical claim as an addictive arena platformer.
TouchArcade reviewed it as “crazy-fun” and Kotaku
reviewed it as “more fun than it should be.”
Everplay seeks to follow on the critical success of Spell Sword
by taking the formula that made the game popular and listened to
the feedback to deliver on what the players want from future
iterations. Spell Sword, like Super Crate Box, is an arena action
platformer, but many players were hoping for a traditional
platformer. Ace of Blades is born from that desire.
The story follows the hero on his quest to become the "Ace of
Blades" by exploring each world to locate Blades that have special
powers, similar to the cards from Spell Sword. One of the coolest
features is the physics engine we've built that allows for fun
puzzle elements. Everplays main goal is to make the most action
packed platformer ever for iOS.
Pricing and Availability:
Ace of Blades will be a paid universal game for iOS,
compatible with iPod, iPhone, iPad, and the iPad Mini launching
sometime in early 2013.