Japanese mobile developer giant GREE has just released Knights & Dragons: Rise of the Dark Prince for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Free-to-play and co-developed with Vancouver’s IUGO Mobile Entertainment, players must battle monsters to save their beloved kingdom. A highlight of the game is its armor mechanic, where players select the best elemental armor — fire, water, spirit, air and earth — depending on the foe at hand. Additional heroes can be unlocked by winning battles or by recruiting knights from friends’ kingdoms.
As it’s a social game, Knights & Dragons also features PVP tournaments, leaderboards, a friends list with invites and in-game achievements.
While it may be a generic title, with GREE behind it, players can expect more than a mere run-of-the-mill free-to-play social game. From what we’ve played, the cute art style and well-implemented social aspects could be the recipe for a hit mobile game. Head over to iTunes to download it and check out some screenshots below: