Electronic Arts and id Software today shipped Orcs & Elves for the Nintendo DS. Orcs & Elves, a first-person fantasy RPG, is one of the first games developed specifically for the mobile platform that has crossed over to another game-specific device.
A dungeon-crawling fantasy RPG, Orcs & Elves casts gamers as a young half-elf exploring a massive Dwarven fortress riddled with ancient treasure, powerful weapons and waves of ruthless enemies. The goal of his quest? Nothing less than expelling the ultimate evil from the mountain’s core.
Enhanced from the original to take full advantage of the Nintendo DS, Orcs & Elves features a new 3D engine, full 3D sound, more levels and new monsters. Players can utilize the DS touch screen to cast spells; move and attack enemies; use magic potions, enchanted rings and armor; and bargain for goods.
In addition, Orcs & Elves II for mobile phones is scheduled to be released in late November on most wireless carriers, just in time for the holiday season. Orcs & Elves II for mobile continues the epic story from the original game and expands the Orcs & Elves universe. Players will encounter new creatures, allies and villains as they explore seven huge interactive environments including towns, collapsing caverns and haunted forests. As a novice thief who has stolen the legendary wand Ellon, the player must return to his under siege town before it’s too late.