New Fantasy is an AR-based game that encourages players to exercise, coming soon to iOS

New Fantasy is an AR-based game that encourages players to exercise, coming soon to iOS

ONTOP Studios has announced that New Fantasy, the studio's AR game that encourages players to get moving, is coming to iOS on October 12th. The game uses Augmented Reality to motivate players to take on monsters while running and dodging their way across the real world, offering a unique kind of exercise with multiplayer functionality to boot.

In New Fantasy, you can look forward to battling through foes using plenty of physicality on your own or with your besties. There are multiple stages to take on where monsters will come to life via the latest tech such as ARKit, ARAnchros and LiDAR from Apple.

"New Fantasy uses AR to make an old dream of mine come true, where me and my friends can battle epic bosses in the real world by being physically active, as an extension of the games that we play on a TV or computer screen. If you are looking for new exciting experiences with friends, look no further," says Nuno Folhadela, ONTOP CEO.

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To further encourage you to give your muscles a good workout, the game tasks you with moving to dodge projectiles and squatting to discover monsters' weaknesses. As each battle ends, you'll be able to check how many calories you burned for some real accountability.

If you're eager to join in on all the fun and give the game a go yourself, you can do so by downloading New Fantasy on the iOS App Store. It's a free-to-play game with in-app purchases. You can also have a look at the official website for more info, join the community of followers on the official Twitter page to stay updated on all the latest developments, or take a little sneak peek at the embedded clip above to get a feel of the game's vibes.

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Catherine Dellosa
Catherine Dellosa
Catherine plays video games for a living, reads comics for inspiration, and writes because she’s in love with words. Her Young Adult fantasy novel, Of Myths And Men, has been published by Penguin Random House SEA and is her love letter to gamer geeks, mythological creatures, aliens, and epic quests to save the world. She one day hopes to soar the skies as a superhero, but for now, she strongly believes in saving lives through her works in fiction. Check out her books at bit.ly/catherinedellosabooks, or follow her on FB/IG/Twitter at @thenoobwife.