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Tuesday is traditionally the release date for new games, but those of you who have an Nvidia Tegra-powered smartphone or tablet can get your hands on two brand new titles this evening. The first, Sumioni: Demon Arts, is a port from the PlayStation Vita game of the same name released this spring. Razor: Salvation is an iOS convert, gracing Android after its debut in the summer. Sumioni is a pricey $12.83, while Razor is $2.03 with in-app purchases, both prices in USD. Non-Tegra owners need not apply for either, at least not yet.

SUMIONI Demon Arts

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Sumioni: Demon Arts is a rather unique title, giving the player control of a demon who paints his way through levels with a calligraphy brush. (Japanese students and otaku will probably be able to work out the pun in the title.) It combines conventional platforming with an open-ended brush mechanic: you'll have to draw surfaces for Agura to run across, avoiding enemies and obstacles while fighting off hoards of bad guys. You'll also be tasked with drawing various shapes to summon other demons. The art style is reminiscent of sleeper console hit Okami.

Here's the trailer for the Vita version of the game - it looks pretty similar on Tegra 3 hardware.

Razor: Salvation THD

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Razor: Salvation is something not often seen these days - a turret shooter. Fight off waves of alien invaders with your stationary gun, while avoiding puny humans civilians and generally playing a 23rd century Orkin Man. Razor is cheap, but also has a nasty surprise - you can't really get the most out of it without diving into in-app purchases for upgrades, and even ammunition. On the plus side, if you're an Nvidia fan, you'll be able to defend and/or destroy Nvidia HQ.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Himmat Singh

    Holy! $13 for Sumioni...well, the game better be very, very good to justify such a price point. It looked like a simple game to me, so I'll be curious how well or otherwise this game does. Razor is more reasonably priced but judging by the iPad version there's gonna be a lot of IAPs involved.

    Btw, Jeremiah, I'm curious about this: "Tuesday is traditionally the release date for new games."

    How do you come about such a conclusion? Are you speaking of Tegra games in particular, or all Android games? To my knowledge, Android doesn't have a special release day like on iOS. But having said that, Thursday seems to be the most busy day to me as that is when new games usually launch on iOS.

    • Fuzzypaw

      Industry-wide, games traditionally launch on Tuesday, just like movie DVDs usually come out on Tuesday as well. Probably something to do with trucks delivering product on Mondays. While that doesn't apply as much to digital product, generally they follow the same standard schedules.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Seth-Cheffetz/1323475034 Seth Cheffetz

    Razor: Salvation costs money AND has in app purchases?!?!? I sincerely hope this does not become a trend with developers. I hate in app purchases and would much rather buy a game outright, but a little game called Beach Buggy Blitz was good enough to finally convince me an in app purchase was worthwhile. The game did not even require it to advance, it was just my way of showing appreciation.

    • Muddy

      The IAP's are for medals which you use to buy skins and stuff (cosmetic changes) think Team Fortress hats

  • froggyperson

    sumioni is waaay overpriced, it looks like a good game but they're thinking a little too much like square enix with their prices. The cheaper it is, the more people will buy it and the more money you make. I would pay 2 bucks for this game which should be a standard price for a game of this caliber.

  • http://www.facebook.com/comradebananahead Vladimir Zucchini

    Which Android devices have an Nvidia Tegra again?

    • Blake

      Tegra 3:
      Asus TF201, TF300, TF700, Nexus 7, Sony Xperia S, Acer Icionia A210, IdeaTab K2, LePad K2, Acer Iconia Tab A510, Acer Iconia Tab A700, LG Optimus 4X HD, ZTE Era, ZTE PF 100, ZTE T98, Toshiba AT270, Toshiba AT300 (Excite 10), RT, Fuhu Inc. nabi 2 Tablet, Tesla Model S, Kungfu K3, Goophone I5 , Olivetti Olipad 3, Fujitsu Arrows X F-10D, HTC One X, HTC One X+

      Tegra 2:
      Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Droid X2, Motorola Photon, Samsung Galaxy R, Samsung Captivate Glide, ZTE Mimosa X, [ Micromax Superfone A85], T-Mobile G2X P999, Acer Iconia Tab A100, A200 and A500, LG Optimus Pad, Motorola Xoom,[15],Sony Tablet S, Dell Streak 7, Dell Streak Pro,[16], Asus Slider, Toshiba Thrive tablet, T-Mobile G-Slate, LG Optimus 2X / LG Optimus Dual P990 / Optimus 2x SU660 (?), Avionic Design [ Tamonten] Processor Board,[17] Exper EasyPad, Notion Ink Adam tablet, Olivetti OliPad 100, Point of View Mobii 10.1, ViewSonic G Tablet, , [ ViewSonic ViewPad 10s], ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 [ AC100]], Toshiba Folio 100, Advent Vega, [ Hannspree Hannspad], Aigo n700, CompuLab Trim-Slice nettop, E-Noa Interpad, Malata Tablet Zpad, MSI 10-inch (250 mm) tablet, Toradex Colibri Tegra 2, [ Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1], [ Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet], Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet L510, [ Zyrex Onepad SP1110], [ Zyrex Onepad SP1113G], Fusion Garage Grid 10.

      • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

        I have to admit that's more than I thought (even though a lot are sort of "no-name"). How about the list of non-Tegra devices? ;)

      • Guest

        Lol - Tesla Model S? Can we play this at stoplights? That has to be the most expensive tablet ever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Roger.Lavoie.1969 Roger Lavoie

    13$ ????? WTF !!!!!! NO FIN WAY...NEVER !!!!!!!!!! Keep your game, I am staying with Gameloft...

    • Blake

      Yeah, $7 games that barely work with IAP are way better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MorrisSEX Javier Cárdenas

    Better play "Max and the Magic Marker" instead of Sumoni.

    BTW, what the preffix "sumo-" stands for? Onis were japanese demons, but I'm still figuring out what sumo is.

    • Suzu

      sumo, the ink that is used in ancient Chinese/Japanese/Korean for writing and drawing

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Markert/100001113752823 Richard Markert

    I hate you nVidia.

  • http://twitter.com/add119 adam

    Nexus 7,Acer transformer,lg g2x,HTC one x and droid x2,atrix 1 and 2 and nexus 10