BioWare Action RPG Jade Empire Now Available On iOS

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A wondrous combination of martial arts action and BioWare storytelling, Jade Empire is a classic action RPG that could really use a sequel. Perhaps today’s release of Jade Empire: Special Edition on iOS is a step in that direction. Or not.

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Aspyr Media, the folks behind the iOS version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, have ported BioWare’s martial arts epic to touchscreen. For $9.99 players get the full game experience, with more than 40 hours of gameplay and—for the first time—achievements. Everybody loves achievements.

For those of you unfamiliar with the game, it’s basically a standard BioWare RPG, with moral choices, rich characters, followers and plenty of deep storytelling, only with lots of kicking and punching.

And in case you’re wondering how the action RPG controls on a touch screen, here’s an expert mode controls tutorial.

We’re probably not getting a Jade Empire sequel any time soon, but at least the iOS release will mean new fans to commiserate with.

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Greg the Mad

For those of you unfamiliar with the game, it’s basically a standard BioWare RPG, with moral choices, rich characters, followers and plenty of deep storytelling, only with lots of kicking and punching.

Hush there Mike.

This isn’t yet another EA RPG like you’re implying. This was BioWare at its prime! Their best staff, their best ideas, it never was better for them. I won’t say it’s their best game (that was probably Baldurs Gate 2), but it’s one of their bests. After this it was pretty much all downhill for BioWare.

So if anyone out there only knows BioWare from Mass Effect and later, this is a great chance to dive into some real story telling.

PS: I’m not vouching for the iOS version and it’s controls, just the game in general.