Devil May Cry dev reveals free-to-play iOS, Android game

Ninja Theory partners with Chillingo for its first mobile game, Fightback, an action title with an '80s movie vibe.

Enslaved: Oddysey to the West and DmC: Devil May Cry developer Ninja Theory has partnered with Chillingo for a free-to-play iOS and Android game called Fightback, the companies announced today.

It is the United Kingdom studio's first mobile game and is described as an action game with a "striking '80s action movie vibe and a revolutionary touch-based combat system."

Yesterday, Ninja Theory said it would have "something new to show" today.

Ninja Theory product manager Dominic Matthews explained that the mobile and tablet game market has become too prevalent to ignore.

"Mobile and tablet gaming is a phenomenon that we just couldn't ignore as a studio and we're very proud to be working with one of the industry's heavy-weights on bringing Fightback to market," Matthews said in a statement.

Fightback will launch this summer. The game will be playable next month during the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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76 comments
sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

an FTP mobile games? wow, i thought it will be a new next gen game. Still, i'm curious to get this on my Android

juliangui
juliangui

In that screenshot it says "Skull Splitter" but that guy is clearly being kicked in the stomach...or groin....

pip3dream
pip3dream

Say it ain't so Ninja Theory!!  This was not the big announcement I was excited for... A mobile game??  Who plays those things? Housewives and girlfriends?

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

The mobile market is not too prevalent to ignore. Droid/iOS and real handhelds are two different stories. You're more than welcome to develop for Vita or PSP or 3DS, I beseech you too. I want a reason to buy a 3DS and I'm considering it because I want to play the games on it. Mobiles were not made for gaming. There aren't people sitting there going "You know I love this Samsung Galaxy Tab, but I wish it had some fighting games on it man!". There aren't because they're don't exist. Get off your asses and make a game for a game system.

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

Seems like an ok game, but the graph at the bottom is a lil annoying... otherwise, while not upto their typical  content standards let give them a chance, they could suprise us...

BFKZ
BFKZ

i like free stuff.

Ceclor
Ceclor

...  A mobile game?   THIS was their big announcement?

I guess Ninja Theory will have to forgive my lack of enthusiasm about their big announcement. 

tarth74
tarth74

considering NT has already been confirmed to be one of the many devs making games for the PS4 people should really stop accusing them of abandoning the console market.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

They suck so much they're resorting to free to play Iphone games.

Xethrayne
Xethrayne

Devil May Cry dev reveals absolute shit.

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

Why not? Could be fun if done right. Don't be mistaken though; this is clearly a side-project while the big team works on something more relevant. 

Dezuria
Dezuria

News: Creator of DmC, Enslaved, Heavenly Sword announcement soon!

"YES!"

News Update: It's a F2P iOS game!

"FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU....."

evil-zodiark
evil-zodiark

LOOOOL I can't stop laughin !!! oh goD!!! well..... maybe there is hope for DMC 5 after all....

d3nR
d3nR

Hey what's that that just flew out the window?

I think it was all the shits I give.


No f2p. No touch screen bull crap. Cheers

Ehggsz
Ehggsz

I am pretty underwhelmed.  I love fighting games, but I am very skeptical of a mobile fighting game.  I will almost certainly pass on this.

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever

WTF!!!  I go from excitement to shit in a matter of one day!!!!  Heavenly Sword 2 Please!  How very disappointing.  Ninja Theory is making some bad decisions.

robbiejones
robbiejones

wow lol i was lookin forward for a next gen release

Kr3Yc3K
Kr3Yc3K

This is their "exciting new project"?

Meh, I'm disappoint. ;_;

Mimorpg
Mimorpg

yaayyy one more crap on the Androidd.....

uklegendkiller
uklegendkiller

That was their announcement!!? I'm not sure what I'm disappointed with the most the xbox one or this....

Prats1993
Prats1993

Sick of these devs exploiting the whole 80's theme now, which started with Vice City and redefined by Hotline Miami, but none have gotten close to encapsulating that era as well as those two games.

aloufika
aloufika

so this was the big announcement eurr euurrrr 

Annonith
Annonith

When I first read "Devil May Cry dev" I thought "Shinji Mikami".

DO YOU SEE HOW CONFUSING THIS GETS CAPCOM?

AzelKosMos
AzelKosMos

Meh. Mobile gaming is terrible. Touch controls fail for every game type with the exception of maybe Tower Defense. Free or not I don't care. Shame as I liked Enslaved and HS.

idrcnem11
idrcnem11

Another NT fail...just give up and go wash dishes somewhere, Tameem.  Or is that to difficult for you as well?

ptflea1
ptflea1

ugh, is that all? has the crappy sales of DMC and enslaved resulted in them falling into the mobile market to make a quick buck to cover losses?

civicthong
civicthong

What can I say? Serves them right.

civicthong
civicthong

What can i say? Serves them right.

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

@pip3dream Cats, dogs, children, old people,  you'll be the life of the party with this game. Free to Play games, great for everyone but gamers.

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

@Grenadeh  

Mobiles were not made for gaming as U say so consoles were not also made for media entertainment.. :P

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@Ceclor I'm with you bro, this is not a big announcement at all. Damn trolling devs.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@CrusaderForever I wouldn't call it a bad decision but it would have been nice of them not to troll about it. They said  big announcement, not "Oh hey we're revealing a mobile gamer tomorrow."

longestsprout
longestsprout

@TheSkilledOne06 

Yes, very underwhelming. But on the other hand no one actually claimed the announcement was going to be big, it only felt so because gamespot gave ninja theory's teasing more spotlight than it warranted.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@Mamamf @Strider8009 Free doesn't mean I'm going to play it. You couldn't pay me to play games on my droid. I'm an adult male, not a smurf.

Annonith
Annonith

@Prats1993 @Annonith Wikipedia states otherwise: "Mikami was appointed as the general manager of the studio, and worked as executive producer for various games, including the original Devil may Cry"