Infinity Blade II

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Infinity Blade II
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Infinity Blade II Opening Scene
Information
Developers Chair Entertainment,
Epic Games
Engine Unreal Engine 3
Release date December 1, 2011
Version 1.3.2 (Nov 01, 2012)[1]
Platform iOS
Devices See IB compatibility
Distribution App Store
Preceded by Infinity Blade I
Succeeded by IB: Dungeons
Size 1.03 GB[1]

Infinity Blade II is the sequel to Infinity Blade I, set after the events of Infinity Blade: Awakening. It was released on the App Store by Chair Entertainment and Epic Games on December 1, 2011. It has since received three content pack updates and five minor updates, and is now at version 1.3.2. It is a sequential action role-playing game with the same basic gameplay mechanics as Infinity Blade I, but extended to include Monstrosities, several weapon classes, a gem modification system, a plethora of new enemies and equipment, and other features.

Major updates

Infinity Blade II has received three major content pack updates.

ClashMob

The first content pack update, v1.1, was released on April 12, 2012. The update's nickname, "ClashMob", referred to a new game mode of the same name. ClashMob offered various social challenges for users connected to Facebook, rewarding participants with gold or equipment. The ClashMob update also added a new gameplay mechanic called the gem forge, allowing players to create gems. ClashMob also featured at least 23 new items.

Vault of Tears

Main article: Infinity Blade II: Vault of Tears

The Vault of Tears update, named after the in-game location of the same name, added new areas, enemies, and items. Version 1.2 also included several maps used to find new equipment. New gems and achievements were also made available with the update. In addition, the gem forge and Clashmob systems were both revised. It was released on May 24, 2012.

Skycages

Main article: Infinity Blade II: Skycages

The Skycages update, named after the in-game location of the same name, added a new area as well as multiple new items and enemies. Some of the main features added in v1.3 were the Solar transport energy blades and Ryth. Also, in either 1.3 or 1.3.1, negative rebirths, the Classic God King (then known as the Nega-God King), and the Gem set were added. Version 1.3 was released on August 2, 2012.

This is the last content update to Infinity Blade II.

Plot

The game begins at the entrance to Saydhi's estate, which Siris is preparing to enter. A short conversation takes place between Siris and Isa to reveal the current setting, which was explained in greater detail in the novella Infinity Blade: Awakening. After fighting several enemies, Siris approaches Saydhi and requests the location of the Worker of Secrets. Saydhi reluctantly tells Siris that he may find him in the Vault of Tears, but then engages him in battle. After Saydhi is defeated, Raidriar tricks Siris into handing over the Infinity Blade.

As Raidriar prepares to strike Siris with the blade, Isa shoots Siris in the forehead with a crossbow. Weeks later, Siris awakens in a rebirth chamber and realizes that he is a Deathless. It is revealed in Infinity Blade: Awakening that Isa had shot Siris only to prevent his permanent death by the Infinity Blade.[2] Siris then travels to the Vault of Tears searching for the Worker of Secrets. He defeats Thane and unlocks the primary seal, granting access to the other three Blood Sentinels and their seals. After unlocking those, Siris fights Thane again and gains access to the Vault of Tears.

Once inside, Thane appears a final time in an attempt to prevent Siris from continuing. The Worker of Secrets finally destabilizes Thane's QIP, killing him permanently. The Worker informs Siris that he can only be freed if another Deathless takes his place, so Siris departs to capture Raidriar. Raidriar is defeated by Siris and brought back to the Vault of Tears, where the Worker betrays Siris and leaves him imprisoned with Raidriar. The credits finish with Isa walking towards the Vault Of Tears, presumably to rescue Siris.

Notes

  • Unlike the first game, Infinity Blade II is voiced in English instead of Pangean.
  • In the credits, the game is revealed to be dedicated to Steve Jobs.
  • Certain helmets appear to be cameos from the "Mistborn" series by Brandon Sanderson, the author of Infinity Blade: Awakening. These include the Atium Helm which references "atium", a fictional metal in the books. Another example is the Helm Of Ages, which refers to "Hero Of Ages", the title of the third book and a legendary figure in the series.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Infinity Blade II." Apple iTunes. Apple Inc., n.d. Web. 25 Jun 2012. <http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/infinity-blade-ii/id447689011?mt=8>.
  2. Sanderson, Brandon. Infinity Blade: Awakening. 1st edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Chair Entertainment Group, LLC, 2011. eBook.