Gory Action RPG Runic Rampage Landing On iOS Next Week

Crescent Moon Games' popular hack-and-slash title is all ready for an iOS launch, with an Android release expected to follow shortly.

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While mobile phones are great for quick-and-simple gaming experiences, there are relatively few mobile games that aim to present the sort of gameplay that players would find within PC or console titles in a mobile-friendly format. Usually that's a good thing -- smartphone screens aren't particularly well-suited to precision controls or games that require a lot of buttons, and as such, many of the best mobile games are built from the ground up with mobile hardware in mind.

Fortunately, there are a few games that buck this typical trend, providing identical or largely-similar experiences on both consoles and mobile phones. Runic Rampage, the gore-filled action RPG from developer Crescent Moon Games, looks to be one of them, and players won't have to wait long to check it out, as the game is expected to release for iOS devices next week.

Runic Rampage is the brain child of German developer Alexander Leps, and it's a game that found moderate success on PC via Steam, where it was incubated as part of the Steam Greenlight program. It follows the story of a dwarf named Grimbard who wants to save his people from typical ne'er-do-wells by piecing together fragments of a powerful ancient rune. So far as gameplay is concerned, all the usual hack-and-slash highlights are present, including an isometric perspective, loads of different attacks and abilities, and a generous dash of procedural generation to help keep things fresh.

Crescent Moon Games' aim has been to release Runic Rampage on iOS this Fall, and after a submission to Apple for testing and a rapid approval, it seems they're right on schedule. The game is slated to release for iOS devices on November 2, complete with support for Apple TV and MFi controllers. While there's no specific word on an Android release date, the game does appear to be complete, and it ought to be that Android users can get their hands on the game sometime soon.

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