Epic unveil the stunning Project Sword for Apple devices

Believe it or not, this demo is running on the iPhone.

A demo has been released on Apple’s App Store for upcoming release Project Sword, which has been designed by Chair Entertainment, a subsidiary of Epic Games. The demo is called Epic Citadel, and it is quite frankly staggering. The demo takes you on an exploration of a medieval citadel, which is reminiscent of Oblivion or Fable. There isn’t anything else to do, bar wander around, but the Unreal 3 graphics engine is fantastic for the iPhone/iPod Touch, with graphics that look as good as many a PS3 or Xbox 360 game, with some stunning textures and lighting.

Controlling it via the touch screen can still be a little bit clunky, (Come on Apple where’s that gaming cradle with proper buttons that has been touted?) but the tech involved is extremely impressive, and goes to show how far iPhone gaming has come since Angry Birds.

The demo is available for free on the App Store and is well worth downloading. The finished game is released in November on the App Store, and is certainly one to look out for.

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Written by Kevin M

I've been addicted to gaming since my parents bought an Atari console way back in the 70's. I progressed to the iconic Speccy, Amiga, and all the Playstation platforms. Having seen games evolve from single pixel bat and ball, to HD constructed environments, gaming has changed much from my early years. Having defeated the rock hard R-Type on the Speccy, the biggest challenge I've faced so far is putting up with the hordes of American teens spouting abuse in the current generation of consoles, noob indeed!

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