Want to know the power of "free?" Consider this--when Infinity Blade II for iOS went free for a few days last week in celebration of the App Store's fifth anniversary, the popular fantasy themed fighter pulled in 5.7 million new downloads, with 1.7 million of those on the day of the announcement alone. A wise choice, too: as you might recall from our review, it's not a game you should pass up.
Over the weekend, a large amount of top iPhone, iPod touch and iPad apps started to go free for the first time ever, suggesting Apple may be about to celebrate the App Store's fifth anniversary in grand style.
We've got shooting games and media players and cameras and health on our minds today as we gear up for the weekend with these fine discounted apps. Get healthy, log that health record, and make a short silent film about it, all on your phone and all for free. So dig on in and see what's good.
Infinity Blade II has been on the App Store for a few months now, but there's been something lingering even further off in the distance: ClashMob. We first heard about this intriguing feature shortly after the game was announced alongside the iPhone 4S last fall, with developer Chair Entertainment promising that it would add a new kind of social gaming functionality to the gorgeous hack-and-slash affair. It's finally available today, alongside a small stack of other improvements.
Infinity Blade II might surprise you if you didn't play the original iOS smash. It looks like a traditional role-playing game (RPG), with armored swordsmen, ancient castles, and imposing monsters, plus stat grinding and leveling mechanics that are vital to success. But behind its amazing, technology-pushing graphics and Tolkien-esque trappings, Infinity Blade II may not be the game you expect.