I haven't seen a lot of talk about the Superbrothers' upcoming game, Sword & Sworcery EP(the misspelling intentional), and it's a damn shame. They recently released two new footage trailers for it, one showing how the game is played and another focusing on the in-game battling(both below).
The first thing that came to mind when I saw these was "Fuck, I wish I had an iPhone". While buying an iPhone just to play this game is a bit to much, the next sensible solution would be for them to release a PC port, which I'm holding out hope for. The mouse would be a perfect substitute for your finger, and I see no reason why they shouldn't do a port.
Another thing that comes to mind is that everything just looks perfect for S&S. An excellent atmosphere is achieved through beautiful graphics and top-notch music. The collaborative effort by superbrothers, Jim Guthrie(music), and Capybara Games seems to be working very well so far. It's also all the little things that really make the game a beautiful sight, like watching the deer and rabbits disappear into the bushes with great effect as you approach them. Also, did I mention the music is fantastic? I can't wait to get my hands on the OST.
There have been some concerns that the battle system won't be much to guffaw over, and honestly I could care less about it. My favorite indie games are usually the ones that have achieved a really heightened sense of atmosphere, like Knytt and Untitled Story. Just give me a nice setting I can wade through with a beautiful soundtrack and I'm set.
Sword & Sworcery EP is still set on a Q2 2010 release date in the iPhone app store, and it's a purchase I urge all iPhone owners to make! If I ever do happen to snag myself an iPhone, this game will be one of the first things I'll buy for it.
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