Beast Quest soft launched in Canada

This post by Carter Dotson originally appeared on TouchArcade on 11th March 2015. It is available at this link.

Miniclip’s Beast Quest was announced earlier this year, as a sort of free-to-play take on Infinity Blade [$5.99] with open-world roaming, based off of a fantasy book series. Well, you can now check this one out for yourself, as the game has soft-launched in Canada.

Now you can run around and fight giant monsters with a sword without paying “fight giant monsters with a sword” prices up front. The combat will feel familiar to Infinity Blade fans, but with more of a focus on button-mashing to attack enemies between dodging and shielding from attacks. Plus, there’s the ability to actually explore the world, with a run button and swiping to move the camera and run in that direction.

While the game is free-to-play, the good news is that the game works offline, and doesn’t appear to have any timers based on early reports. The in-app purchases seem pretty reasonable on the surface, too: you can pay $1.99 US each for a +50% coin boost, “coins protection” which saves coins after battle and restores your health after defeat, a loot drop increase, and a map reveal, with hard currency packs also available. Folks in our forums are playing the game if you get your hands on it and want to chat about it.