Ultima is back! On iOS that is

Finally! The long-awaited return of the ultimate RPG series (30-year legacy!), Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar, returns into the hands of mobile gamers and will be FREE to download on the App store worldwide as of today. It will be available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Set 21 years after the events of Ultima IV, the world of Britannia is slowly bring engulfed by the Black Weep, a faceless plague that consumes the spiritual, instills fear in the valorous and corrupts the honorable. Lady British has called forth for new heroes to help save the world before it is consumed by the endless dark, and it’s up to you to help save the land! The game allows old and new Ultima fans alike to explore the immersive world of Britannia. Venture forth on numerous quests, meet hundreds of other players worldwide and form parties with up to three other players to explore dungeons and defeat the Black Weep.

Apparently, the worldwide launch version of Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar contains new modifications not available during the game’s initial soft launch in Canada, including major changes to the game to improve performance on the iPhone 4s, iPad 2, iPad 3. Download it for FREE now!