The Californian developers, Epic Games have always created stunning titles with often groundbreaking graphics. Yesterday, Epic released a free taster demo of something called Epic Citadel onto the App Store. Designed to showcase the technical qualities of their Unreal Engine, Epic Citadel is a stunning, powerful example of what the iPhone can do in the right hands.
Aside from Game Center, Epic Games opened plenty of eyes with its beautiful-looking swords-and-castle-exploring game demo at Apple’s iPod-themed music event. Although the full game won’t be released for a while, a free demo has hit the App Store to show skeptics how impressive the game’s graphics really are.
“Epic Citadel will dazzle you with a visual parade of special effects that recreates a stunning and realistic world only imagined by Epic Games, and powered by the critically acclaimed and award winning Unreal Engine 3.”
Epic Citadel is pushing bump offset mapping, normal mapped buildings, texture blending, proper lighting (and shadows), convincing animation, realtime reflections and all at a gorgeous 960 x 640 resolution.
The full game will not be released for a while, and for now you are limited to wandering around a gorgeous medieval city. If you want to see what your iPad can really do when it comes to 3D graphics, get your copy of Epic Citadel as soon as possible – the demo is free.
Check out the below video for Epic Citadel for iPad,