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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Adrenaline Amusements, with the mission of “developing and introducing a new breed of amusement products,” has teamed up with Epic Games to bring the same quality port of Infinity Blade to the arcade, as Infinity Blade FX.
The company is already known for creating high quality arcade versions of mobile games Flight Control and Fruit Ninja, (turning them into “FX”).
Infinity Blade, one of the most critically acclaimed mobile games to date, is an Unreal Engine 3 powered touch-to-slash sword fighting game that raised the bar dramatically for mobile games, in terms of both graphics and gameplay. A sequel to the $20 million original for Mac devices is due by Christmas. (Read details here,)
What Adrenaline Amusements is bringing to the table is their TouchFX arcade gaming system. TouchFX “represents a new era in arcade video games,” with a supersized multi-touch screen and six touch recognition points over its 46 inch surface.
So both Infinity Blade fans and those without iOS devices (like myself) will now be able to enjoy Infinity Blade single player or 2 player split-screen on a 46 inch HD touch screen!
Infinity Blade FX will be premiered at the GEEX Consumer Expo in Salt Lake City, UT. today and tomorrow Oct 15. then make its way into all 57 Dave & Buster’s restaurant/arcades by Oct 28. But it won’t just be Dave & Busters, according to Adrenaline marketing leader Marc-Antoine Pinard: “Like Fruit Ninja, TouchFX versions of Infinity Blade FX will also be seen in FEC, arcade and amusement park locations around the world.”
Since I don’t have an iPhone or other iOS device myself and have no plans to get one, being able to play top quality mobile games on a 46 inch HD touch screen is an amazing prospect for me. I haven’t been to the arcade in years, but I might make a special trip just for Infinity Blade FX.
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