Aralon: Forge and Flame, the anticipated sequel to the 2010 title Aralon: Sword and Shadow, is set to reach the App Store (and our patient iOS devices) later this year. Now, however, the folks at Crescent Moon Games have published a handful of screenshots taken from the upcoming app, and as you can see, the forthcoming title sure looks impressive.

Part of the reason for this, as TouchArcade explains, is because Aralon: Forge and Flame has been drawn by the same artist behind Ravensword: Shadowlands – an immersive, well-designed role-playing game (RPG) for iOS that first launched in the App Store more than a year ago now. It looks like this has naturally resulted in a real graphical achievement. Take a look:

Aralon: Forge and Flame.

The game sure looks impressive.

Though little is known concerning Aralon: Forge and Flame, TouchArcade does add that it’ll feature “full day and night cycles, as well as fancy visual effects that come with dynamic lighting.” It’s powered by the Unity Engine, and content-wise features three different wide-ranging areas ready to be explored and looted.

Here’s hoping we don’t have too long to wait until Aralon: Forge and Flame reaches the App Store.

In the meantime, you can pick up Crescent Moon Games’ prequel app, Aralon: Sword and Shadow, for $4.99, and we’d recommend you check out the earlier title before embarking upon the sequel later this year. In our original review of the game, we said:

Aralon is a new dawn for mobile RPGs. It has a huge world that dwarfs every RPG on the system and will redefine just what’s possible on iOS.

As such, even though it’s a few years old, we think the game is still worth its $4.99 price tag.

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