July 1, 2010 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Brno, Czech Republic - MADFINGER Games, creators of the multiple award-winning Samurai: Way of the Warrior for iPhone and iPod touch, today is pleased to announce the release of its HD version, completely re-written for iPad. Samurai: Way of the Warrior HD 1.0 builds on their best-selling hack-and-slash classic, and includes: advanced high-resolution graphics, realistic animation, combination attacks, fatal dismemberments, critical wounds, unity 3D Technology, enhanced AI and a new survival mode only for iPad.
As renowned as the iPhone version is for its stylized manga-like graphics and its bloody gameplay, the HD version takes all the virtues of the original and improves upon them. Carefully crafted comics establish and maintain the story line between battles, lending the action increased drama. The goal of the game is to kill all the enemies in a particular setting, so as to unlock the gate and proceed on to the next stage. The player controls the Samurai with his finger on the touch-screen, moving him in all four directions. Defensively, the player swipes their finger left, right, or up to evade an enemy attack. Swiping in this way over the enemy controls the player's attack. Successfully combining swipes activates powerful combination attacks.
Gameplay is set in the midst of the Japanese Sengoku period, and the player is Daisuke Shimada, a wandering Samurai. It is the most dangerous of times, and Daisuke must ultimately face the evil Daimyo Hattoro, who has spread fear and terror throughout the countryside. Many battles must be won before meeting Daimyo, and Daisuke does battle with enemies in many villages throughout feudal 16th century Japan. There are a great variety of settings in which battles are fought, and highly detailed foliage, bridges, arenas, houses, statues, streets, etc. The game is played from an overhead point of view and both graphics and movement are highly realistic within the stylized motif of the action.
* Samurai: Way of the Warrior HD 1.0 advances the original to new levels of action
* Players have complete control of the noble Samurai who must triumph over evil
* Players control all movement of the Samurai
* Players initiate all offensive and defensive moves
* Advanced Artificial Intelligence provides more realistic movement of characters
* Hyper-realistic blood spatters from every wound
* Graphic fatal injuries, including beheading and splitting in two
* All original music, comics, graphics
* Integrated competition play with AGON Online
* New Dojo only for iPad
In addition to the story mode, the game incorporates a practice or Dojo mode where players can sharpen their skills to master the art of the sword. Aptocore's AGON Online is integrated within the app, providing: online leaderboards, Facebook and Twitter connectivity, friends lists, and a persistent player profiles. The original, Samurai: Way of the Warrior for iPhone and iPod touch, received a host of accolades, including: selected by Apple as one of the Best Games of 2009; Best App Ever Awards 2009 - Best Game Graphics Honorable Mention Award from 148Apps; and number 16 in the Top 100 iPhone Games of All Time from appadvice. The HD version for iPad is not a simple port; it takes advantage of the extra processing horsepower available to provide better animation, graphics, attacks, wounds, and settings.
"Creating console quality games for the iPhone and iPad is incredibly challenging," stated a spokesman for MADFINGER Games. "With the procurement of new financing and our corporate restructuring, we now have the resources necessary to create bold, highly profitable new games."
* iPad Compatible
* 50.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Samurai: Way of the Warrior HD 1.0 is $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Brno, Czech Republic, MADFINGER Games brings together a team of veteran game designers. Their goal is to create console quality games for mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. They will soon release Samurai: Way of the Warrior HD exclusively for iPod. Copyright (C) 2010 MADFINGER Games. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.