French game publisher Gameloft has pulled the lid off of its interesting new iOS action game with some new information. Last week, the company released a trailer for the game but declined to give any actual details. Now we have a new video of the game in action, and news that it will be published on the App Store next month under the name Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden.
Hero of Sparta II revisits the world of the early iPhone action hit, once more putting you in command of warrior Argos as you decimate scads of demonic foes. The hack-and-slash action offers several notable upgrades over the original, such as new weapons and environmental interactions, plus crisp visuals that shine on the iPhone 4 Retina display. The new multi-directional attack nub is an appreciated addition, making Hero of Sparta II a lengthy, improved, and more immersive sequel that inches closer to the home console games it emulates.
Gaming has made up a significant part of the iPhone experience for some time now. We don't know one person with an iPhone who doesn't have some kind of novelty amusement, be it Scramble or PegJump or even iChess (we're quite partial to Ramp Champ ourselves).
But a lot of the more complicated, graphics-intensive games on the iPhone have been a little weak because of the screen real estate. Like so many other apps, games are getting hellaciously awesome makeovers for the iPad, and we've got the screenshots to prove it. Just feast your eyes on some of these beauties.