‘Infinity Blade II’ Gained Almost 6 Million Players During App Store Giveaway

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When the App Store celebrated its fifth birthday last week, Apple made a number of top iOS apps and games free. One of those was Infinity Blade II, and it was the first time the title had been given away since its release in November 2011.

So it’s hardly surprising it was a massive success. In just seven days, the sword-fighting action game had attracted 5.7 million new players, with 1.7 million of those getting the game on the first day the promotion went live.

Big iOS Titles Go Free As App Store Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

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The App Store celebrates its firth anniversary this week.

As the App Store’s fifth anniversary approaches, a whole host of developers have begun makes some of their most popular apps and games for iOS completely free. Some of the titles included in the sale are Infinity Blade II, Disney’s Where’s My Water?, and Traktor DJ, which is usually priced at $20.

Infinity Blade II Goes On Sale For $0.99 Until June 30th [Deals]

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Chair Entertainment has kept Infinity Blade II fans fed with a steady supply of great updates for what many consider one of the best looking games on the App Store.

If you haven’t tried battling your way through the castle in Infinity Blade II there’s never been a better time to give it a shot than now, as Chair just dropped the price to a buck. The Summer Kick-Off sale for Infinity Blade II ends on June 30th after which it will go back to its full price.

Source: iTunes

 

Square Enix Says It May Reconsider Its High Prices For iOS Games

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Final Fantasy III from Square Enix, originally released in 1997, currently costs $15.99 on iPhone.
Final Fantasy III from Square Enix, originally released in 1997, currently costs $15.99 on iPhone.

Square Enix has revealed that it may reconsider its pricing structure for mobile games following critical feedback from users in Western countries. While the Japanese developer is well-known among iOS users for its awesome RPGs, such as Final Fantasy and Chaos Rings, it’s also famous for its hefty price tags, which can often be as much as $18 per title.

When console-quality games are going for less then $5 these days, those prices are a big problem for some.

Could Infinity Blade: Dungeons Finally Launch Today During The iPhone 5 Keynote?

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Get ready for this.

We’ve been eagerly awaiting Infinity Blade: Dungeons since it was teased by Chair Entertainment during Apple’s iPad keynote back in March. But six months later, the title is yet to hit the App Store. There’s a chance, however, that we could finally see its launch today during Apple’s iPhone 5 keynote. Here’s why.