NVIDIA slipped a surprise into their CES press conference this evening: a short and sweet look at Dead Trigger 2. As the only technical demo for the screaming Tegra 4 platform, it looked mighty impressive - based on the streaming video, the graphics look just a little behind the Xbox 360/Playstation 3 level. The short demo video showed live game video of the player wielding an M4 machine gun to dispatch an enormous building-sized zombie.


Unfortunately, Madfinger wasn't on hand to elaborate, so anything beyond the brief look here is speculation. Based on the success of the original zombie shooter, they'll probably be using the same free-to-play model as before. Expect to hear more about Dead Trigger 2 at E3 at the very latest.

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Update: Here is a video shot by MobileGeeks showing the gameplay:

Update: Dead Trigger 2 will be released in the second quarter for Android and iOS. The full press release is below.

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Las Vegas, USA – January 7, 2013 – MADFINGER Games, creators of the blockbuster third-person shooterSHADOWGUN and the first-person arcade shooter DEADTRIGGER, yesterday announced the new game DEADTRIGGER 2 at NVIDIA’s CES 2013 press conference.

During the press conference, MADFINGER Games debuted DEAD TRIGGER 2 with a live demo, exclusively developed for “Project SHIELD,” a gaming portable for open platforms – powered by the world’s fastest mobile processor, the new NVIDIA® Tegra® 4 and developed for gamers to play whenever and wherever they want.

SHADOWGUN and DEAD TRIGGER showed how Tegra can redefine mobile gaming on Android and with the unveiling of DEAD TRIGGER 2, we’re setting a new standard for mobile graphics and gameplay,” said Marek Rabas, CEO of MADFINGER Games.

MADFINGER Games garnered worldwide recognition as a leading developer of mobile games, placing key emphasis on next-generation graphics while offering mobile gamers visually stunning experiences expected from consoles.

The first-person arcade shooter DEAD TRIGGER recently reached 14 million downloads and has been featured in Best of 2012 by App Store, is in Apple's Hall Of Fame, and rewarded for Best Technical Achievement and Community Choice at Unite 2012 Awards by Unity. MADFINGER Games has created an amazing handheld experience, optimized for superb performance with added ragdoll physics, volumetric fog, normal maps, specular lighting and realistic water.

Authored with the Unity development platform, DEADTRIGGER 2 once again takes aim at the most graphically intense and most entertaining arcade shooters on the market, combining astonishing environments with intense first-person action.

“Compared to DEAD TRIGGER, the sequel DEAD TRIGGER 2is going to be even bigger, better and much more addictive,” said Marek Rabas.

DEAD TRIGGER 2 will be released in the second quarter of 2013 on Android and iOS. It will be available on Google Play, featured in TegraZone™ – NVIDIA’s free app that showcases the best games optimized for the Tegra processor – and also available on the App Store.

“MADFINGER Games continues to be a great partner, having launched a number of amazing gaming experiences optimized for Tegra devices,” said Ashu Rege, Vice President, Game Content & Technology at NVIDIA. “DEAD TRIGGER 2 will provide an amazing portable experience as we’ve witnessed with its debut on Project SHIELD.”

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.
  • Tano

    Hope it's coming for iOS too.

    • TheWhiteLotus

      booooooo get off the stage!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=783303108 facebook-783303108

      Ha Ha HA ...........no.

      • http://twitter.com/RvLeshrac RvLeshrac

        We're pissed when they don't do multiplatform games from iOS devs, perhaps you shouldn't be dicks to people wanting iOS versions of Android titles.

        That said, iPad hardware probably couldn't handle it.

        • Himmat Singh

          You got to be joking there, right?

        • Matti

          You do realize that the current (retina) iPads have better GPU performance than almost all available Android tablets, right? If you're saying the iPad can't handle it, then it's safe to assume the Nexus7 can't either, which would suck for those of us (myself included) who bought it last year.

          My guess is that Tegra3 owners will probably be able to play Dead Trigger 2 at medium settings, while only Tegra 4 owners will get ultra-high settings and special effects available to them.

          • lbrfabio

            With root you can enable all the tegra 3 effects of Dead Trigger on any phones . My guess is that both tegra 3 and 4 will have Ultra-High settings. Other phones the Low-Medium-High (like they have now)

          • PINJ

            Yah Dead Trigger 2 Isnt All That Impressive Im Sure My One X Will Handle It. Not So Sure About The Boxing Game And Hawken However.

          • http://www.facebook.com/contest.chris Contest Chris

            My ipad 2 runs real boxing super smoothly with all effects!

          • F*** dan

            I wipe my ass with apple products

          • GazaIan

            Your One X will definitely handle it, but nVidia being the dicks they are, they'll limit a lot of the graphics on your device and make it exclusive to Tegra 4 users.

          • http://www.facebook.com/josh.ortega.397 Josh Ortega

            Your one x is surely going to handle the boxing game cause it works my nexus 7 already

          • F*** dan

            Not really all snap s4 pro and beyond crush any apple gpu to date

        • Cheeseball

          Unfortunately, current iPad hardware (4th gen) is superior to any other mobile SoC known. The SGX554MP4 is a very powerful GPU, albeit it's physically huge.

          I'm just hoping there will be an Android manufacturer that will utilize the SGX543MP3 (and proper A15 cores) to put Apple's iPhone 5 in its place.

          • adam

            If you going to say that iPad HD aka 3rd gen, ipad 2 and ipad mini have better GPU then Android too.

            Power vr chip 543 Sgx MP2

            IPad 2 And iPad mini GPU

            IPad 3 aka HD have the same expect mp4

          • Cheeseball

            The iPhone 4S/iPad 2/iPad mini/iPod touch 5 all have the same GPU, the SGX543MP2, which arguably outperforms the Mali-400 MP4 (GT-I9100/GT-I9300) and the Tegra 3.

            The 3rd generation iPad has the SGX543MP4 (which is basically a quad-core version of the above mentioned), and the 4th gen has the SGX554MP4, which is currently Imagination Technologies's pinnacle product.

          • PINJ

            They Outpeform Tegra 3. However Not All Outpeform The Overclocked Quadcore In The Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

          • Cheeseball

            The GT-N7100 has the same Mali-400 MP4 as the GT-I9100 and GT-I9300. It pretty much matches the SGX543MP2 with it's higher clock speed.

          • http://www.facebook.com/josh.ortega.397 Josh Ortega

            if the SGX543MP4 can outperform Tegra 3 and Mali-400 MP then Tegra 4 is going to outperform SGX543MP4

          • PINJ

            What Does Your First Sentence Even Mean. You Obviously Are Clueless.

          • adam

            Iphone 4s have same GPU. As iPad 2 so then iPhone 4s and 5 is better android graphic card department

          • PINJ

            You're Talking Out Your Ar5e

          • http://twitter.com/add119 adam

            You an idiot all you android fan are delusions . Shhheee. At least the dumb one

          • Death

            Androids taking over the app market within 25 years. Face you apple worshipers. 100s if android phones. 1 apple phone. 30+ android tablets( the nexus 7 is more powerful and has better reviews than the iPad). 1 iPad. Apple is going down and all of you blocking out the truth will one day realize that your precious apple is bullshit.

          • PINJ

            Ah... Well... Not Any More :D

        • PINJ

          Yo Be Perfectly Honest... Whatever Apple Will Bring Out Will Destroy This.

        • GazaIan

          The A6X definitely could, and the A5 on the iPad 2 can. Not too sure about the A5X on the iPad 3, its shown to be a little shaky when it comes to pushing full resolution games on a processor that hasn't been upgraded that much.

      • Tano54

        Ha Ha Ha... of course it's coming b!tch.

    • Bariman43

      It's coming out for iOS too, so these wannabe "Android fanboys" here in the comments sounding so sure of themselves are now sounding like absolute morons.

      • Greyhame

        Can't we all just get along??

  • http://www.facebook.com/dontsh00tmesanta Daniel Quintero

    We trade u zombie gunship for it

  • Hans J

    There was quite a bit of sound lag in the demo. :o

  • David Hart

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRxChHoHpv0 Why isn't this posted here?

  • Dragos

    Tegra 4 sucks. Imagination Technologies will release their sixth generation soon which will have better graphics than this PoS from the leader in graphics cards.

    • Paul

      lol. Sorry, from pure specs maybe, but it's not about specs, it's about support. NVidia and now Tegra is a well known brand and product. The Ouya is going to heavily promote developers supporting Tegra games. The Tegra 4 on the SHIELD device will also heavily promote developers supporting Tegra 4 processors. Has HTC, Motorola, Samsung or even Sony or Nintendo mentioned a device that will come with/support Imagination Technologies chip? Meh, at this point there just needs to be a decent leader and everyone following them. Sometimes something better may come up but I for one am tired of finding a game optimized for this chipset or another game optimized for so and so chipset, etc. if every game is optimized for Tegra, so be it, even if Tegra isn't the best CPU/GPU around. What's better, a $400 graphics card on a PC playing a game using generic VGA drivers, or a $100 graphics card on your PC with optimized drivers and playing the same game optimized for that $100 card?

      • PINJ

        That A Stupid Analogy. Has Nintendo Ever Mentioned A Device That Will Come With/Support Tegra? No.

        • http://www.facebook.com/josh.ortega.397 Josh Ortega

          How did you know that Nintendo will not come up with a device with Tegra ? Hmmmm...Big fan boy but an idiot.

    • Sqube

      Your empirical evidence is overwhelming. I have no choice but to bow before the might of your argument.

    • PINJ

      Then Tegra Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better, Then Samsung Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better, Then Qualcomm Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better, Then Tegra Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better, Then Imagination Technologies Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better, Then Tegra Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better, Then Samsung Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better, Then Qualcomm Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better, Then Tegra Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better, Then Imagination Technologies Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better, Then Tegra Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better, Then Samsung Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better, Then Qualcomm Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better, Then Tegra Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better, Then Imagination Technologies Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better, Then Tegra Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better, Then Samsung Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better, Then Qualcomm Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better, Then Tegra Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better, Then Imagination Technologies Will Release Theirs Which Will Be Better And So On

    • DrewNusser

      Any quad-core A15 isn't going to suck. Of course within a 6 months to a year someone will come out with something better, but then a few months later Tegra 5 will be the best when it comes out. Leave it alone - I'm not sure if the internet has enough space for SoC fanboys on top of everything else.

      • http://www.facebook.com/josh.ortega.397 Josh Ortega

        We are not even seeing the full potential of Tegra 4 because as you can all see in the Dead Trigger 2 the graphics is nearly the same as Dead trigger 1.It might only be just the 1/10 of the GPU is running the only problem is that the game developers does not make games that are high in graphics and effects.

    • http://www.facebook.com/josh.ortega.397 Josh Ortega

      Android Phones beats the IOS in many ways

  • Román Rodríguez

    Holy mother of zombies!

  • godrilla

    I want a $199 nexus 7 with tegra 4 now!

    • http://www.facebook.com/josh.ortega.397 Josh Ortega

      If you are just gonna use it for gaming then just buy the Project Shield

      • PAD

        good advice

  • Elsin

    What is a activation code I can use