05
Jun
Tegra3-23

NVIDIA has been working hard to bring a console-like gaming experience to portable device that feature the Tegra 3 superchip. Shadowgun was the first title to really break that barrier, and the experience has only gotten better since then. Games like Dark Meadow and Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II now set the standard - and that's a high bar to reach in the mobile space.

Today, though, NVIDIA has taken the wraps off of five all-new Tegra Zone games designed specifically for the 4-plus-1 core Tegra 3 processor: Dead Trigger, Puddle THD, Demons' Score THD, Bounty Arms, and Heroes Call.

Dead Trigger

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While we actually found out about Dead Trigger a few days ago, that doesn't make me any less excited to talk about this title again. It's coming from Madfinger Games (the same crew who brought us Shadowgun), so it's hard to imagine this game being anything less than awesome.

So, what's Dead Trigger all about? One word, baby: zombies. Check it:

There's no official date as to when Dead Trigger will be hitting the Tegra Zone, only that it's expected to land "soon."

Puddle THD

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So, zombies aren't your thing? Maybe you just don't like first person shooters. Or perhaps physics-based games are your cup of tea. No problem, Puddle THD should fit the bill perfectly. It's basically a simple game of physics that requires you to use tilt controls to guide water (and other liquidy stuff) through a series of pipes and into a target destination. Sounds easy, but something tells me that it's probably a lot harder than you may think.

Demons' Score THD

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Demons' Score is a unique title the likes of which we've never seen before: it's an action-adventure rhythm game. Think of it like this: if you combined Dark Meadow with Tap Tap Revenge and threw in a side of scantily dressed college girls, then you'd have Demons' Score. Sounds weird, but if well executed, it could be quite interesting.

Bounty Arms

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Bounty Arms is a graphically-impressive sidescroller with style. Unfortunately, there isn't a whole lot of other info available about this game. Just know that it's pretty and looks like fun.

Heroes Call

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Heroes Call is an action-RPG making its way to Android from iOS. According to the App Store listing, Heroes Call features:

• Visceral combat with a range of weapons.
• Built from the ground up for touch.
• Intuitive controls, designed specifically for touchscreen devices, easy to pick-up and offering depth to master.
• Each hero has a wide range of powers and abilities, level your hero to match your play style.

On top of all that, the Tegra 3 version will features higher resolution maps, additional physics, and more interaction with objects and particles.

Conclusion

Each of these games will offer advanced features and graphics over their non-Tegra variants, be it enhanced lighting, improved physics, better textures, or overall more impressive graphics.

Unfortunately, we don't have any information as to when any of these titles will be available, but hopefully we'll start seeing them trickle out soon.

[NVIDIA]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Sapko82

    Bounty Arms looks interesting

  • Fun With Drugs

    Dead Trigger looks amazing. 

  • ProductFRED

    All of these games will run better on the Galaxy S III. If only those damn Tegra effects were enabled on non-Tegra phones. #chainfire3d

    • schriss

      I don't think so ;-) It pays off to have Tegra3 device if someone is into games :-)

      • anonymous

        Nvidia GPU is powerful about the same as iphone 4s but needs allot of good coding to take advantage of it because it has 8 pixel shader cores and 4 vertical shaders. the galaxy siii gpu beats the 4s but loses to the ipad 2 gpu so it is a bit more powerfull however it does not support the same texturing as other gpus so it has compatibility issues. Nvidia is the way to go because without good software the hardware is useless. also nvidia is great for driver support *cough* Qualcomm sucks

    • Sumatori-kun

      LOL, they would probably run better because using certain settings in Chainfire3D (damn good wrapper, btw) would either reduce texture quality, disable anti-aliasing, or not allow the rendering of certain shaders.

      I'm sure the Tegra 3 is a powerhouse GPU, but only if you take advantage of it's capabilities. Money comes into play here, but hey, if you want the best visual quality...

    • jlanik4

      Actually ProductFRED there is a way to enable the tegra effects on rooted non tegra devices. the is some info on that on youtube.

  • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

    Dead Trigger looks like a clone of Left 4 Dead, gameplay wise. Not that that makes it any less amazing! So glad I have a Transformer Prime :D

  • Kenny O

    NVIDIA is doing big things.....