Way back in 2011, a gem of an iOS RPG was released featuring an intuitive touch control scheme, colourful and charming cartoon visuals, and a deep skill system.
That game was Battleheart, and we rather liked it, giving it 4 stars at review.
Battleheart Legacy is the long-awaited sequel to that game. And, judging from the official trailer below, it appears that the excellent control scheme and skill system have remained intact.
Surprisingly, the move to 3D hasn't really affected the visual style much at all, with the colourful cast of characters reminiscent of those in the original. The game's charm and sense of humour appears to be present and correct, too.
However, while the game's style and tone have been preserved for this second outing, there have been significant changes to the gameplay.
First-off, it's no longer an arena based-battler, with Mika Mobile opting to go down the non-linear RPG route.
This means you'll find a fully explorable world, expansive plot, and the removal of the party-based system. Instead, you'll create your own character from any of the 12 classes, mixing and matching abilities from each of them.
Our sister site Pocket Gamer reported that Battleheart Legacy has been sent to Apple for approval as of today, so you can safely expect that the game will arrive at some point next week.
Battleheart Legacy will cost around £2.99 / $4.99, and will be free of IAPs.