Nvidia's CES press conference featured a few people playing Shadowgun together, which was a little puzzling, because currently that's impossible. It turns out they were showing off a new version: Shadowgun: Deadzone. The cool new thing about Deadzone, if you haven't guessed by now, is multiplayer support.
Deadzone is bringing all kinds of bells and whistles to the Shadowgun series. It supports 8 player online multiplayer, gamepads, and voice chat. I think that puts it on par with full-on console gaming. You also get a few new toys to impress your friends with: there's new sprint and roll moves, and, of course, more weapons. There's also a character ranking system that will "unlock new elements" as you advance.
There are 4 different levels, 8 different characters, and "several" game modes. They specifically list "deathmatch" and "team deathmatch" as if we couldn't guess at those.
Now by now you're probably dying to play, but I've got bad news. Unless you have a Transformer Prime on preorder, you're out of luck. It will exclusively debut on Tegra 3 devices. For those rocking the absolute newest devices, you can start killing your friends (if they also have T3 devices) sometime in Q1 2012. Good luck with that.
MADFINGER GAMES ANNOUNCES MULTIPLAYER SHADOWGUN: DEADZONE AT
Prepare to step onto the most dangerous galactic arena and battle your friends
Brno, Czech Republic - 9th January, 2012 -MADFINGER Games today revealed the first details
about SHADOWGUN: DEADZONE, the new multiplayer game following the SHADOWGUN
series, which just made its world debut at CES 2012 with NVIDIA. SHADOWGUN: DEADZONE
will allow gamers to experience intense tactical multiplayer combat with up to eight players online.
Along with the original SHADOWGUN, the new SHADOWGUN: DEADZONE uses stunning
graphics and realistic 3D environment and characters, making the action incredibly lifelike.
SHADOWGUN: DEADZONE will be released in the first quarter of 2012 and will exclusively
debut on NVIDIA Tegra 3-powered mobile devices.
By focusing on mobile platforms – such as smartphones and tablets – MADFINGER Games is
creating the most advanced handheld multiplayer game in the market, optimized for superb
performance and offering the same quality expected from console gaming systems. With
SHADOWGUN: DEADZONE, consumers are treated to the stunning graphics of the original
SHADOWGUN that breathed new life into the today's action mobile games.
With SHADOWGUN: DEADZONE, Madfinger is expanding the multiplayer entertainment
potential of smartphones, iOS devices and tablets. SHADOWGUN: DEADZONE will support
Android mobile devices powered by the NVIDIA Tegra mobile processor, and will be featured on
NVIDIA‟s Tegra Zone app, where consumers can find optimized games for Tegra-powered super
phones and tablets.
“Each of us loves multiplayer games such as Battlefield or Modern Warfare 3, and we wanted to
bring that same console gaming experience to mobile devices,“ said the Madfinger team.
SHADOWGUN: DEADZONE allows players to challenge up to seven friends to multiplayer
battles in four different fantastic environments. They can choose one of eight different characters
and several game modes, deathmatch or team deathmatch, that divides players into two groups of
mutants and bounty hunters. Players can connect online via Wi-Fi to battle friends anywhere.
The professional console-quality graphics and easy-to-use controls of the original SHADOWGUN
game are all intact. In addition, SHADOWGUN: DEADZONE brings new control elements such as
sprint and roll, wider arsenal to be upgradable and character's ranking, that unlocks new elements
during playing. For an even better gaming experience, SHADOWGUN: DEADZONE will also
support game pads and voice chat.www.madfingergames.com
ABOUT MADFINGER GAMES
Located in Brno, beautiful city of Czech Republic, MADFINGER Games brings together a team of
veteran console game developers. Their goal is to create console-quality games for iOS, Android
mobile devices with a major emphasis on complete customer satisfaction. Their Samurai series has
been downloaded over a three million times and received rave reviews across the web. Their most
recent game, SHADOWGUN received outstanding reviews and high ratings, became Number One
Game in 25 countries and has been included in “App Store Rewind 2011.”
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