Apple Watch’s Runeblade is “the first fantasy adventure title” designed for smartwatches

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 10 April 2015 15:55 GMT

Runeblade has been announced for Apple Watch, and is “the first fantasy adventure title” to be launched on a smartwatch.

The game is described by developer Everywear Games as a glance-based title which delivers “twitter-sized entertainment”.

Runeblade tasks the player with using their War Mage’s sword and a magic spells to stop an ancient evil full of mythological bosses and monsters from destroying the world.

Players will also use enchanted runes and magical artifacts with the game becoming more in-depth and complex over “days, weeks and months of gameplay.”

“With Runeblade, we wanted to create a fresh, new kind of gaming experience on smartwatches,” said Aki Järvilehto, CEO of Everywear Games. “The game is designed to be played in 5-15 second sessions and builds over time as you progress through the journey.

“We’re excited to help pioneer game development on Apple Watch with a fully original title designed specifically for smartwatch gaming.”

Runeblade will be free to download on Apple Watch this month, and will be updated frequently after launch with new levels, enemies and features.

Apple Watch is now available to order online or through select Apple stores, but units are already on backorder for up to six weeks. The wearable tech will start shipping to customers on April 24 and starts at $350.

There’s also the super fancy-dancy 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition which starts at $10,000.

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