Archetype FPS for iPhone gets updated

Archetype, the top-selling and critically acclaimed online first-person shooter game for the iPhone and iPod touch, got a major update today with new features and explosive new in-app content. Users now have full access to Game Center to join matches, earn Achievements, and follow Leaderboards, and they have also added many features that users have been requesting. The update is free and in it you will also have access to the DLC (downloadable content) items for an extra $2.99.

  • Capture the Flag mode: Battle it out with 10 players to capture the other team's flag in new open arenas. And when you have the flag, you’re not defenseless—bludgeon your enemies with the new flag weapon.
  • Three new Environments, including the game’s first outdoor map:
  • Crimson Moon: Outdoor Mining Base of Torim Kafto
  • Aqua Lock: Derelict Dam on Thata Prime
  • Obsidian Skirmish: Military deep space transport.
  • Six new Arenas for Team Deathmatch (TDM) and Capture the Flag (CTF) play:
  • Crimson Moon TDM: Open arena perfect for precision sniping
  • Crimson Moon CTF: Avoid the deadly lava
  • Aqua Lock TDM: Multiple elevations, open areas, and water
  • Aqua Lock CTF: Use the waterways to confuse your pursuers
  • Obsidian Skirmish: Fight your way through the Obsidian in traditional TDM
  • Avarice CTF: Defend your flag in this revisited vertical arena

The update for Archetype HD for the iPad is due out within the next few weeks.

[$0.99 - iTunes link]

If you haven't bought Archetype for iPhone yet, they've got a new price tag of only $0.99. If you grab it, let us know your thoughts on the game and the update!

by Brian Tufo

Staff

Your source for everything iPhone and iPad. More news, more how-tos, more app and accessory reviews. iMore.

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Anonymous says:

Ummm, NO. Was NOT updated today, this is a late review. Update was YESTERDAY. Be accurate if you're going to post.

Hakala says:

@Anonymous---Honestly, does it really matter? Just relax and Don't be so critical. It was a day off. If you have THAT much of an addiction to the game that you really care about that tiny detail, I'm sure there's help out there. Hmmm maybe "Gamers Anonymous" ?

Mitchell says:

@Kyle I like your style. Kick his @$$!

colin says:

updated when it released but only had a quick go on it. shotgun arena is awesome and the integration of GC is so much more better IMO.
Game Center - EndEffectX

Jay says:

I've never understood Touch Arcade's praise for this game. The game is terrible. The game has a terrible skill curve and by that I mean it involves very little skill. The maps have very little strategy to them. The spawn points are EXTREMELY campable. Not sure if this changed but you can't hear footsteps in the game. They've included autofire which is Terrible. The weapons all feel very much the same. The models feel like they are floating around not walking. The axe is overpowered. The weapons aren't balanced. The leveling system doesn't garner you anything other than your guy saying hes now lvl "__". My suggestion used to be eliminate pro over this game, but the dev's have stopped updating it recently and there is now a new FPS in town.. Modern Combat 2 BP is now the standout FPS by leaps and bounds. With talents, unique guns, great graphics, awesome sound, i could go on and on. Great leveling system great multiplayer with capture the flag. Also they have worked out the spawning so that there are multiple spawn points that seem to deactivate if the opposing team is standing right on them. Anyway back on topic, which was.. Not sure why TA has always given this steaming pile of a game so much praise.. Eliminate Pro was always there and always a much better game.

dylock9 says:

Jay you are crazy. Do you even play the game?
1: spawn points were only an issue on the original release and were fixed like a week later
2: eliminate is based on the amount of real life money you spend, not skill. The beauty of archetype is that you can pick it up and play it as a pro if you already are pro at fps games.