August 19, 2010
Alright iPad first-person shooter fans, now is your time to shine. Archetype, the hit near-console quality FPS for iPhone, is now available for iPad in an optimized form.
“Archetype HD brings a whole new scale of iPwnage with intense FPS gameplay that is jaw-droppingly good on iPad,” said Dane Baker, Lead Producer at Villain.Archetype HD delivers the same hectic online FPS action you have come to expect, while offering up a handful of gameplay enhancements to better suit the iPad's large 9.7" screen. The first thing you will notice when heading into a deathmatch or when challenging someone is the optimized, iPad level graphics. Accompanying the enhanced visuals is a redesigned HUD that features more convenient placement of the grenade, weapon switching and melee buttons. iPad gamers shouldn't have troubles finding online matches either, as the game places all players, whether they are on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, in the same lobby. All 280,000+ of them. Archetype HD contains all six maps from the original, including the newly released Rocket Arena and Avarice, six weapons, two grenade types, the ability to challenge friends, customizable controls, medals to earn, and the ability to go online via Wi-Fi or 3G. It's really the ultimate FPS package for your iPad, allowing you to destroy your friends and foes wherever you are. Archetype HD is now available in the App Store for $4.99. If you haven't experienced this easy on the eyes FPS yet, now is the time.