Gosh, this is quite nice. Thousands of assets from Epic and ChAIR's mobile series Infinity Blade [official site] have hit the Unreal Engine marketplace. That's roughly $3 million in art and sound design, Epic say, available for free for you to play around with. Isn't that nice? Imagine what you can do with all that stuff! Think of all the hi-def swords you can add to your Unreal-fueled wang-based platformer.
Here's what you can tinker with:
So, there are 7,600 assets across eight packs, mostly from a cancelled game. You'll find grass, ice, and fire set pieces, warrior dudes, baddies, smoke and lighting effects, thousands of raw audio files, and weaponry - a whole lotta stuff. Perhaps the most important thing to mention is the addition of the Cardboard Hero armour from Infinity Blade II: Vault of Tears:
"Most of the content comes from Infinity Blade: Dungeons, which we made here at Epic and chose not to release," says Epic Games' Dana Cowley of the company's decision to softly shoo its content toward these creative common wilds. "While it was a tough decision to make back then, the content is beautifully crafted, and we are happy for you to have it for free. Use it in any Unreal Engine 4 project, no strings attached. We succeed when you succeed."
Can't wait to see cardboard guy make an appearance in your upcoming indie hit Big Buttz Pong 3.