The Infinity Blade Franchise Has Made Epic $35 Million

on January 5, 2012 6:00 PM

Digital download: It’s a model that works, people.

In just over a year, Infinity Blade, the slash-tastic swordsman adventure created by the team behind Gears of War, has taken $23 million. The sequel, Infinity Blade II, has grossed about $5 million since its release little more than a month ago. Add the revenue Epic has taken from digital books, arcade releases and the game’s official soundtrack and Cliffy B. and company have raked in about $35 million from the franchise.

So say what you will about mobile games platforms, but there are legitimate experiences to be had there. Hell, iOS made a believer out of Alexa. And don’t forget these games run on the same engine that powered the Gears of War¬†and Arkham¬†Batman games, among others.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.