Project Sword Is Epic's First Unreal Engine iPhone GameS

Gears of War and Unreal Tournament creators Epic Games will bring competitive multiplayer sword-based combat, powered by its Unreal Engine, to the iPhone later this year with slash-em-up Project Sword.

Epic's Mike Capps and Donald Mustard—he of Shadow Complex development fame—showed off the first- and third-person slasher at Apple's event in San Francisco this morning, demonstrating how players can meet up in multiplayer sessions via the iPhone's Game Center matchmaking service.

Mustard explored a colorful medieval world, showcasing its impressive graphical detail before engaging in battle with Capps. The game looked sharp, smooth and playable with nothing more than a few swipes of the screen. Game Center-powered achievements popped onscreen as the Epic Games' developers battled. It looked good.

Project Sword is due to hit the iPhone this holiday season.

Project Sword Is Epic's First Unreal Engine iPhone GameS

Project Sword Is Epic's First Unreal Engine iPhone GameS