Swordshot was initially announced back in January where it was intended to be released in Spring for iOS and Android as a free-to-play title. This has now changed, however, and instead, it's going to be a premium game and it's available to pre-order now for iOS.
Swordshot then is a casual action game where you play as a sentient weapon that can fire a blast of energy from the tip of its blade. Each level will see you battling against an enemy that's protected by various obstacles.
That means you'll have to time your shots carefully so that your blasts don't get blocked to ensure they find their intended target. It's effectively a test of your timing and reflexes then, waiting and looking for the opportune moments to strike.
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You will have a limited number of shots your sword can do and you'll need to hit the enemy a set amount of times. That means that you can't afford to miss too many attacks, particularly as you progress further and the difficulty ramps up.
Each level is randomised so each encounter should feel fresh with different objects rotating around the enemy at varying speeds. There will also be spells that you can make use of in these battles but again, the ones you'll have access to on each run will be random.
Swordshot is available to pre-order now over on the App Store ahead of its release on September 16th. It will be a premium title that is currently available to pre-order at 50% off, making the price $0.99.On the hunt for the best action games? Here are 25 excellent choices that are available on iPhone and iPad
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