Oh our old friend Titan Quest, we’ll meet again. In case you’re not sure what I’m talking about, I recapitulated the entire saga in November 2018 and you can read all about it here. In short, Titan Quest has been published three times by three different publishers on iOS since 2016, and when I first saw the thread on our forums for a Titan Quest: Legendary Edition, the first thing that struck me was, “Oh god, you me gonna buy this for one fourth Time is not it? “I mean, you can see how obviously I was ticked off in the iOS Titan Quest situation in the article linked above. I think it’s fair to assume the worst at first glance.
However, one thing I mentioned at the time was that I was hoping that developer HandyGames would take on the development responsibilities for Titan Quest so that the game could finally get the attention it desperately needs in terms of technical fixes and through to theirs original start dates back to 2016. For the most part, that has come true. HandyGames released updates for Titan Quest for iOS in 2019 that fixed countless issues and even added full support for iOS devices in full screen mode.
However, one thing fans requested was the inclusion of expansion content released for Titan Quest on other platforms. The iOS version has always been just the Vanilla game released in 2006 and never included the 2007 Immortal Throne expansion pack which expanded the game significantly. In addition, HandyGames’ parent company and Titan Quest’s IP owner THQ Nordic released an anniversary edition of Titan Quest in 2017, which started a small revival of the series as they have since released two more brand new expansion packs: Titan Quest: Ragnarök in the year 2017 and Titan Quest: Atlantis in 2019.
After worrying that Titan Quest: Legendary Edition might be another insane re-release of the exact same iOS port I bought new for the past 5 years, it’s exactly what fans have been asking for: this is Titan Quest complete with all three expansion packages in one neat package. This is apparently also a “revamped” version of Titan Quest for iOS that has “implemented critical updates” to provide “the best gaming experience of this classic ever”. Boy I really hope so.
All of these benefits are being offered for Titan Quest: Legendary Edition at a price of $ 17.99, which is available for pre-order now on the App Store and Google Play Store and is expected to be released on February 2nd. Whoa, does a game have any meaning that has been re-released so many times and released another version on Groundhog’s Day? Could be! If you’re the owner of the current version of HandyGames, Titan Quest HD ($ 1.99) and you falter at the thought of this fantastic Legendary Edition, don’t worry. These DLCs (and presumably any technical fixes) will be available for both this version and IAP. So you don’t have to buy the whole game again.
It’s unclear what the prices for these DLC packs will be, but given the price of the Legendary Edition and the fact that they already include them all, I estimate that each will be in the $ 5 range. For all its gimmicks, I love the iOS version of Titan Quest, and I’m extremely excited to finally get my hands on all of its fantastic additional content when the Legendary Edition releases early next month.