IGN has just announced that Valiant Hearts: The Great War for iOS is its free iOS game for the month of January. Typically priced at $4.99, Ubisoft’s interactive comic book iPad/iPhone game is “a mix of exploration, action and puzzles.” Its deep story was inspired by letters from World War 1. Thousands of App Store users rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Note: you must go through IGN’s special promo page to unlock your free download. If you go directly to the App Store you’ll see the retail price of $5.

Full game info/trailer/screenshots follow…

Story:

A tale of four characters whose lives get tangled up in the trenches and on the front lines during World War I, Valiant Hearts comes from a small team at Ubisoft Montpellier (Rayman Legends, Beyond Good & Evil) and is built on the UbiArt Framework. With a stunning comic-book art style and a wide range of settings, Valiant Hearts brings the war to life through a series of story-driven, puzzle-platform levels. Players will take control of the French farmer Emile, who hopes to return to his daughter; the American volunteer Freddie, who’s on a path of revenge; the Belgian nurse Anna, who remains unflinching in the face of the frontline devastation; and the German soldier Karl, who’s fighting for his life – and the chance to see his wife and child again. These four find themselves thrust together, alongside their loyal canine companion Walt.

Description

** IMPORTANT** This game requires an iPad 2 (or newer), iPhone 4s (or newer), or iPod touch 5th Generation.

Download Valiant Hearts: The Great War now and receive a FREE Interactive Comic Book inspired by the game.

Immerse yourself in the touching story of four unsung heroes swept up by World War 1 in this unique interactive graphic novel that combines action, puzzles and adventure.

Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a 4-part, episodic game inspired by letters from World War 1. Initial app purchase includes Episode 1. Episodes 2-4 are available as multipack or individual in-app purchases.

PLAY A GRAPHIC NOVEL An emotional adventure game delivered with a unique tone and art style.

A MIX OF EXPLORATION, ACTION AND PUZZLES Move into action and help your heroes survive the Great War by solving puzzles or sneaking through enemy lines…

FOLLOW THE STORY OF THESE VALIANT HEARTS… Lost in a maze of trenches, play each of these characters and help a young German soldier find his love! All of them will be helped by their faithful canine companion, Walt.

RELIVE THE GREAT WAR This fictitious story takes you back to famous WW1 locations, revisiting historical battles on the Western Front, such as the Battle of the Marne or the Battle of the Somme!

INTERACT WITH HISTORY In partnership with Apocalypse World War 1 and the Mission Centenaire 14-18, learn more about the Great War through historical articles and share them with friends. ***Save 33% on additional episodes by purchasing the Multipack Episodes 2-4 directly in the game***

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