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App description: Epic Arena is a free-to-play turn-based 3D strategy board game that plays like a combat action video game. Deploy your units, power them up, and defeat your opponent in epic two-player matches. Join the arena now!

Epic Arenas 3D graphics and bone crunching sound effects will excite your senses. The tactical gameplay will challenge your mind and test your wits. Engage in thrilling cross platform games in Blitz Mode against other players or maintain multiple matches at once in asynchronous Duel Mode.

Epic Arena is easy to learn but hard to master. Start playing in minutes! Try the single player puzzle Missions to train your tactical muscles and learn winning strategies. Fine-tune your strategies by challenging friends. Or engage in ranked matches to climb the ladder of the games best players.

Play from everywhere, anytime on any device. Epic Arena provides a true cross-platform experience.

Epic Arena is free-to-play. Unlock or purchase additional teams to master your strategies. Acquire Power Cards and use their special tactics against your opponents. Either way, you're guaranteed to have fun!

Key Features:

Free-to-Play turn-based 3D strategy board game.
Competitive play against your friends and players around the world.
3 Teams: Legion of Chaos, Brotherhood of Order, and Pirates of Tortuga Bay, all featuring unique units, spells, and team traits.
2 game modes: Duel Mode (asynchronous play) and Blitz Mode (time-limited turn synchronous play).
An array of situational use Power Cards, granting unlimited tactical options.
Cross-platform play: play from everywhere, anytime on any device.

Sanuku's comments:
NZ Release info :

The Game is out in New Zealand. Size of the app is 94.7 MB.

Price in NZ is Free.

Requirements :

Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Test your skills in the Epic Arena against other players within a perfect pvp setting. Two teams enter, one team leaves. No mercy. This turn based fantasy board game will grip you for hours as you rise to the top to defeat your opponent. Optimize your strategies to counter your enemies in an effort to dominate and leave victorious. Join the battle.

Epic Arena has everything an exciting game should offer. This 3d card game offers the ideal PvP environment where you and your friends can fight it out online to get bragging rights. Gather your forces, create the perfect game plan and take part in the epic battle that is bound to happen against your friends and players across the world. Enjoy endless possibilities Epic Arena provides. Use the offline challenges to improve your skills and practice your tactics.

Play with your Epic Arena or Facebook buddies on any platform, anytime, anywhere.

Key Features:

Benefit from unique character and team capabilities.
Unlimited outcomes. Endless ways of winning.
Customize your team deck with Power Cards.
Play against friends and other players!
Enhance your technique with single player challenges.

Get started now! Join the community, fight the battle, win the war.
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02-10-2014, 09:35 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,957
Game Impressions

07-24-2014, 12:16 PM
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,780
Wow, this was a surprise. What a solid turn based game. Great visuals, awesome / solid controls. I didn't hear any info on this I'm the upcoming. Definitely recommend it, only did the first mission really enjoying it. Not sure iap's works. Will leave a more detailed impression later.
07-31-2014, 12:55 AM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 4,009
Never seen this earlier, I love chess and any kind of turn based strategy game. Sometimes I wish chess were more complex. So will definitely give this a try.
07-31-2014, 06:26 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 487
This is a complete rip off of Hero Academy. Is the company made up of the same people that made Hero Academy? Because otherwise, this is shameful. I mean this is practically a reskin of that game, minus the one new feature of having a slightly larger arena.
07-31-2014, 10:29 PM
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 5
Game Impressions

Derivative and difficulty scales up way too fast. Uninstall.
08-01-2014, 08:32 AM
08-01-2014, 08:58 AM
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: New York State
Posts: 2,512
Originally Posted by Tinsel View Post
This is a complete rip off of Hero Academy. Is the company made up of the same people that made Hero Academy? Because otherwise, this is shameful. I mean this is practically a reskin of that game, minus the one new feature of having a slightly larger arena.
While I agree this is little more than a more modern HA; rip off? re-skin? It always makes me chuckle to see how quickly some leap to these accusations even when the similarities stop and start at the basic concept (which itself could hardly be called original). Robot Entertainment came up with a good quick-fire asynchronous turn based battler that, no-doubt, was used as the framework and core inspiration of this title. However, there were turn based games of analogous designs being played for years online, and even between people using snail mail long before online gaming, never mind their board game roots.

First, very hard to re-skin a sprite based 2D game into a full 3D game, complete with board rotation. If that's even "practically a re-skin", I'd love to see your graphics program suite . Second, just the hex grid vs. square grid alone changes the movement dynamics enough to justify its existence.

We've seen many of these sorts of games come and go on iOS, and they all suffer from the same weakness, a lack of persistent player pool. This game launched with a single player component, so, right there they did something Robot Entertainment never did. So, fine, it is derivative, and it is obviously hewn from the same stone as Hero Academy, but it's no rip off and sure isn't a re-skin.

Game Center : "Chip H."
08-02-2014, 10:56 AM
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 13
I completed a map with out dying and using the least amount of cards and still couldn't get 3 stars what gives? Some people are saying you have to do it it exact sequence to get 3 stars. Now that's just stupid given the numbers of possibilities. Maybe they should show how many points is needed for 2 stars or 3 stars etc to lessen the randomness of scoring.
08-02-2014, 03:40 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Arizona, USA
Posts: 981
I was looking forward to this because of the single player (when I tried to play in the arena, no one was playing). So Ive been slogging through. I have a deck, but it doesn't get shuffled. And the teams are so unbalanced that it gets frustrating very fast because you can't shuffle the cards, they don't get replaced (i.e. as in Hearthstone) and the AI team is totally out of your league. So you basically get beat over and over again. And when you try the same level again, the cards are exactly the same even though your deck says you have different ones.
The graphics and movement are very nice, and this game could really shine with the single player mode, but without any flexibility you are just grinding the same cards and still losing.
Im on the fence. Unless someone tells me Im way off base or just a poor player, Im going to delete. I've gotten very good at Sword and Poker Adventures!