Free demo of Epic Games's Project Sword now available

Curious about Project Sword, the new Epic Games RPG for iOS demonstrated at Apple’s event on Wednesday? Lucky for you, the company has released a free app that allows users to explore the castle environment showcased during the demo.

The app, called simply Epic Citadel, allows users to walk—using a various combination of taps and swipes—from “the circus bazaar on the outskirts of the castle grounds to the mysterious cathedral at the center of town.” Powered by Epic Games’s Unreal Engine 3, the exquisitely crafted 3D environment gives a tantalizing taste of things to come in the full version of Project Sword, which is due out this holiday season.

Sadly, unlike the demonstration during the event, there’s no combat system built into the demo—you’ll have to wait until the game’s release in December for that.

Epic Citadel is a free 82.2MB download compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, and the iPod Touch (3rd generation). iOS devices must be running 3.1 or later.

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