Exclusive: ‘Mortal Instruments’ game lets players be Shadowhunters

Aug. 09, 2013 | 6:00 a.m.
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A scene from "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" mobile game, out Aug. 15. (Sony Pictures / PlayFirst)

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A scene from "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" mobile game, out Aug. 15. (Sony Pictures / PlayFirst)

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A scene from "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" mobile game, out Aug. 15. (Sony Pictures / PlayFirst)

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A scene from "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" mobile game, out Aug. 15. (Sony Pictures / PlayFirst)

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A scene from "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" mobile game, out Aug. 15. (Sony Pictures / PlayFirst)

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A scene from "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" mobile game, out Aug. 15. (Sony Pictures / PlayFirst)

A new mobile game based on “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” allows players to become Shadowhunters.

The game, due out Aug. 15 from Sony Pictures and developer PlayFirst, is tied to the scheduled Aug. 21 theatrical release of “City of Bones,” a film adaptation of the first installment in Cassandra Clare’s bestselling young adult urban fantasy book series.

In “City of Bones,” heroine Clary Fray (Lily Collins) finds herself entangled in the world of Shadowhunters — angelic demon-hunters — after her mother is attacked and taken by a demon.

“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” mobile game, which will be free for iOS and Android on the App Store and Google Play, lets gamers immerse themselves in Clare’s world, filled with vampires, werewolves, warlocks and, of course, Shadowhunters. In the action role-playing game, players must battle demons to save New York City. Gamers play as Shadowhunters, with customizable fighting styles, abilities and appearances, leveling up to unlock attacks and Runes, which grant magical abilities such as healing and invisibility.

The game also boasts cross-platform functionality, allowing users to sign in on Facebook and seamlessly save their progress across Android and iOS devices.

Hero Complex readers get a first look at the game. Check it out in the gallery above and let us know what you think in the comments.

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark | Google+

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2 Responses to Exclusive: ‘Mortal Instruments’ game lets players be Shadowhunters

  1. Amy says:

    I love this game. I can't believe how good it is!

  2. Jade says:

    I wish they had this game available on computers! M phone won't let me download it!

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