RPG and world-building hybrid game Etherlords to drop September 4 on iOS

RPG and world-building hybrid game Etherlords to drop September 4 on iOS
Nival, a games developer known for titles such as Rage of Mages, Silent Storm, and King's Bounty, will bring Etherlords, a free-to-play RPG & world building hybrid to iOS. Etherlords features excellent 3D graphics and two separate types of gameplay. There's a RPG battle system which revolves around creature fighting, magical character abilities, and looting corpses. The main currency in this game is said to be "matter", which brings about the whole world-building thing. Players use their hard-earned matter to build levels, find new creatures, and get into even bloodier battles with other players and their fire-breathing pets.

Nival has promised that the game won't annoy players with time limits, inevitable in-app purchases, and constant internet connection requirements. The studio assures players that monetization is "really soft", and context-based offers aren't "stuffed with in-app purchases". The game will drop September 4 on iOS, but Android and Windows Phone versions have not been announced.



via TouchArcade

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8 Comments

1. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Next generation mobile gaming and it still looks like trash. Lol Don't we have capable hardware already to enjoy some true console like graphics???

3. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Thrash when you compare it to what? A dedicated gaming machine? Can consoles record 1080p videos at 30fps? That's not even a fair comparison. Looks good IMO. Also, I belong to those group of people who enjoy "Gameplay", and the gameplay of this looks good to me. Graphics is just icing on a games's cake.

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

twens, please be specific. Which console are you referring? The one with a half bake AMD APU that still can't play games in 1080p in 2014?

2. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

i don't understand why people have such high expectations from a mobile phone...... you can't expect console like graphics from such a small device that you fit in pockets..... the day gaming consoles become pocket-able is the day your complaints are valid....

6. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

some of them can get pretty nice 3d graphics, but the main point of these games and apps is to make money, and you're not going to make money if you only cater to the highest end phones out there. That and well battery life.

8. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

The ps Vita did a pretty decent job on the graphic and gameplay (pretty much lag free). Most high end phones today has more processing power and ram than a ps Vita.

4. mturby unregistered

IOS first, then Playstore...but IOS first.

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Rich people, lots of idle time = game sales success.

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