In late 2009, Epic Games showed that their highly popular Unreal Engine can run incredibly well on the iPhone. Fast forward to the present day where Apple have held their latest press conference featuring Project Sword, a game powered by the Unreal Engine and developed by Chair. The team that brought us the awesome Shadow Complex has been hard at work making what looks to be a multiplayer game utilising the newly announced Game Centre, a kind of matchmaking service for online iPhone and iPod games. Project Sword is based in medieval times with beefy great Knights beating the crap out of each other with some rather impressive graphics. That may actually be an understatement as Pocket Gamer use the word “astounding” to describe them. The game will come with at least two control schemes; one for the casual types who can drag moves onto their character and another that has gamers swiping fingers on screen to initiate attacks.
Information is still thin on the blood-stained ground at the moment but we do know that Project Sword will be out in time for Christmas to bring a little festive cheer by way of brutal combat.