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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Etolis: Arena gets massive iPad update

This is one of the biggest updates we’ve ever seen. Chillingo has updated its so-so Etolis: Arena with a massive list of new features that might well change up the entire game.



So what’s new in version 1.2? According to iTunes, the list is:

- 4 new characters (Gangster, Rebel Elite, Pirate, and Scientist) each with their on special ability (Rage +35 per cent damage, constant speed boost, destroyer drone, laser belt)
- A whole new game mode called Champion. Defend fleeing civilians and a anti aircraft gun defending their shuttle!
- Added a Chaingun Turret and multiple firing laser turret
- Added 19 new upgrades (health, speed, damage, etc) for the character, weapons, and turrets
- Added health bars to all enemies, civilians, and turrets
- Added an enemy targeting indicator
- Added option for Rock music and an additional epic soundtrack
- Tuned several character animations
- Firing point blank now hits targets
- Created an Easy difficulty level and removed Seasoned
- Fixed issue where some animations not animating when offscreen
- Shrunk the City and Chamber maps for faster paced gameplay
- AI improvements and speed smoothing
- Auto-aim smoothing and better line of sight targeting
- Retina Display graphics now applied to the whole application
- Multiple performance enhancements
- After unlocking secret level data, its is now presented to you immediately
- Game hints added
- Removed point requirements for all gametypes and lowered them for maps and special abilities
- Removed dynamic lights option
- Added descriptions to all weapons and upgrades
- Camera improvements
- And a mountain of other graphical tweaks, bug fixes, and code enhancements

It’s an impressive new feature list, to say the least. We weren’t a huge fan of the initial release of the game, but this is enough to have us checking it out again.
Etolis: Arena gets massive iPad update
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