Madfinger Games is hard at work on the follow up to one of last year's blockbuster mobile games. Dead Trigger 2 is nearing completion and the developers have decided to release a few new details and drop some impressive gameplay footage on us. The video demo shows the stark difference between Nvidia's last generation mobile chip and the new Tegra 4.

Dead Trigger 2 is going to behave more like a massive online RPG by encouraging cooperation with other players. Of course, you can still go solo if that's your thing. The game will actually play out in real time, which is an intriguing concept for a mobile shooter. On launch day, Dead Trigger 2's virtual world will start spinning, and events will unfold whether you're online or not.

The Tegra 4-enhanced graphics will support advanced reflections, higher-resolution textures, particle effects, and dynamic lighting. If the video is anywhere close to accurate, Dead Trigger 2 is going to be drop-dead gorgeous on Tegra 4 devices. Madfinger isn't just bumping up the pretty – some of the controls have been tweaked and more zombie models are being added. Expanding the world to make it more expansive was also a top priority.


Dead Trigger 2 was originally slated for release in June, but it's now been pushed back to later this summer. The game is going to be fully playable at E3 June 11-13, though. In addition to the vague release date, we don't know for sure what form Dead Trigger 2 will take when it's released. It could be a Tegra exclusive on Android for a brief time, or it could drop for all devices simultaneously. We do know Dead Trigger 2 is going to be free-to-play, so expect in-app purchases. A tie-in with Nvidia's Shield device is likely. The game was announced alongside Shield at CES this year. Hopefully more details emerge at E3. Full PR is below.

Dead Trigger 2 Reveals a World on the Verge of a Global Zombie Apocalypse

Brno – June 5, 2013 – Madfinger Games, responsible for the successful mobile games: Shadowgun and Dead Trigger, with the latter having been downloaded from AppStore and Google Play by more than 18M players, has broken the news today on their long awaited follow-up game, Dead Trigger 2. At the E3 – Electronic Entertainment Expo, which will take place next week in Los Angeles, Madfinger Games in joint participation with NVIDIA, will present demo versions of their new release that will be available to play for all visitors.

While the original Dead Trigger was a simple single-player game, the sequel, Dead Trigger 2 aspires to much larger ambitions. Players will be delivered to a parallel world, where humanity is engaged in a battle for control of the Earth. What was once a game with a simple theme has been parlayed into a far greater project. “The first time you play Dead Trigger 2, you become part of a global conflict. You are not alone and you are not playing only for yourself. You are one of many survivors across continents and from different parts of the world,” Marek Rabas explains the central concept of the game. “While there are individual objectives within the context of the game, you must align your efforts together with other players to fulfill a joint global objective.”

The reality of this worldwide apocalyptic conflict is underlined by the fact that the game will play out in real time. “On the day of release, we will unveil a world that has battled the ravages of a zombie plague for the past two years. The first players of Dead Trigger 2 will enter into the conflict at this precise moment, while additional players will essentially be stepping aboard a moving train. New players, who download the game a year from now, will find themselves joining in at the third year of the apocalypse,” clarifies Marek Rabas with regard to the development of the game. With each update, the action will shift to varying locations and continents with the concrete development influenced directly by the participation of players. 

The developers emphasized core features in order to bring more emotional intensity into core gameplay. Aspects of the game that have undergone significant improvement include: zombie characters are more varied, dramatic game pacing has been completely re-worked so that the game will be more responsive to players’ actions, combat intensity features improve the player experience and enable more thorough enjoyment in gameplay. “We placed tremendous focus on making a game that people would find entertaining,” says Marek Rabas. In the following updates, the game will deliver more content - new weapons, gadgets, and zombies. “We worked hard to bring those features to the game that were absent in the first title. Players can look forward to additions such as using static weapons for heavy fights or shooting from helicopters, etc.“

Players are again awaited by above-standard graphics, which remains a given at Madfinger Games. The developers of Dead Trigger 2 have introduced new graphic effects which will again push forward the boundaries of graphics. “Real time reflections in water, dynamic vegetation, cloth simulation and even, enhanced ragdolls, these are all things that are available in Dead Trigger 2, which you will see for the first time within a mobile game,” reveals Project Leader, Pavel Cizek.

“We had hoped to release Dead Trigger 2 in June but when we put into perspective all the ideas that arose in the course of development, we decided that we did not want to deprive players of a better experience and so the decision was made to move back the release date,” states Madfinger Games CEO, Marek Rabas. “We wanted to release the game only when we were at a level of 100% satisfaction.“

The game will be released in Free-to-play format for both iOS and Android devices. Additionally, developers have not ruled out the possibility that Dead Trigger 2 will appear simultaneously on MacStore, Steam, and Facebook.

The first game in the Dead Trigger series was released in summer 2012 and has since become a massive favorite within the gaming community. It has been met with significant acclaim, among other awards, it was selected for inclusion in the App Store Best of 2012, featured in the Apple “Hall Of Fame“ and won Best Technical Achievement and Community Choice at the Unite 2012: Unity Awards.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • baza58

    Fuck tegra exclusive!

    • Alex Flynn

      Cannot upvote enough

    • MasterMuffin

      Fuck pretty much every exclusive!

      • aj

        Hate xbox and playstation game exclusives. No love for pc. Hate tegra exclusives. No love for snapdragon or exynos.

    • ACSwift

      I wonder how much Nvidia had to ante up to make this an tegra exclusive =(

  • Erik Patrón Coral

    And this is the trailer for the Tegra 3 features in the first game:

    Can you spot any diference?

    • Marc

      lol nice

    • Michal Fligl

      yeah... I've immediately thought of this as well... They make "new" game, just set graphics as it was year ago on "Non-tegra" for Tegra 3 and that's it... This is just too much...

      • Erik Patrón Coral

        Well they can have my Madmiddlefinger when they ask for votes again.

  • ProductFRED

    Screw Tegra exclusives. You could enable the Tegra effects in the first game with a simple config file edit. There is NO technical reason that these effects can't run on non-Tegra chipsets.

  • mechapathy

    So Tegra 4 makes everything wet.

    That's what she said.

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  • Anonymous

    Why is it Tegra exclusive?!!! Why not Snapdragon 600 exclusive? There aren't even devices released with the Tegra 4.

    • Krzysztof

      The game isn't released as well.

  • AndroidFanisimo

    Just watched the new Teaser Video and screen shots on Pockethype.net

    DT2 is going to rule. 1st DT was already awsome

  • Deltaechoe

    And yet the tegra 4 still isn't an opengl es 3.0 compliant chipset, come on nVidia, stop lagging behind on APIs

  • GraveUypo

    it's funny how light coronas are an exclusive effect when all they are is a translucent sprite placed at the light source. that literally has no effect on performance and pretty much any gpu EVER (including the first voodoo graphics card) can do that.

  • Firat Sogut

    My idea :i will play Dead Triggee 2 with Mouse and Keyboard on Note 2.I haven't got mouse and keyboard but i buy it and play This game (For Mouse and keyboard Install Usb/Bt Joycenter (in market))

    • Martin Pištěk

      it dosnt find my keyboard :/

  • Sootie

    Looks super fun (or would be with real controls/ sheild) it also looks like it would be a rad xbox or PC game

  • Benjamin Pavel

    As much as i love Nvidia i'm pretty sure this graphic will be hackable so we can play it on any device.
    Same thing with Dead Trigger 1.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.dickinson.963 James Dickinson

    another video full of crap. making a profile that turns off features for no other reason than to have them exclusive to a particular chipset is the reason why they wont get any money off me on this new game.

    • Aaron Cross

      Good thing, since it's a free game. I'd hate for you to pay for something everyone gets free.

  • SirCanealot

    Will there be a way to hack the Tegra effects onto any other chipset from day 1 like there was for Dead Trigger 1? (editing the cfg file) :)))))))))))))))))))))))

    • yolololo

      we will find out after the game is released

  • zombieslayer666

    Probably the stupidest question but will this be able to be played on a Pantech Burst???

    • F*** dan

      Uses an snapdragon s3 so yea but lower settings

  • Lionel Townsend

    It's a Tegra exclusive due to the funds and tech they put into the game. I doesn't seem fair for Qualcom to benefit from Nvidia's labor. After all due to their inability to dominate in the mobile market as they hoped they chose to throw money and technical assistance at devs to give Tegra chips more value to the consumer which of course consumers see as represented as exclusivity to Nvidias chipsets.

  • guajardo…

    same shit that happen to tegra 2 against t3.... you were actually able to play dead trigger on t2 using ultra effects on settings but with a retard lagging.... they're just kinda blocking full effect on t3 so u can buy a t4 device... this is why im switching to nexus 7 2nd gen and forgetting about tegra devices and exclusive shit.... you lost one more customer tegrassholes!!!!

  • Pbtyler

    Free to play HALLALUEHA AND COOP AND AND AND Just try to realease before school season

    • eekoreeae

      To late... :(

  • Nicp

    Will it work on ipad2?????

  • MisterZombie

    Guys please answer my question, i didn't understand this shit...

  • gamer320

    What I understant is that dead trigger 2 will be released on ios and android Devices. Is that true?

    • gamer320

      Other than tegra 4.

  • Ashleygerard

    Will this be able to be aged on iPhones? I don't understand everything about 'tegra'

  • gamer320

    It will be released tomorrow.

  • Devonte Murray-butcher

    When is it coming out!! Fuck!! And why does tegra 4 make everything wet??

  • DeadTriggerfan248

    Getting the game the first day its out it looks amazing

  • Jamell Lewis

    Thank God I have an iPhone 5, so i can enjoy those "Tegra" graphics on an A6 "dual" core processor. And so can all the 3GS iPhone owners too. And exclusive or not, apple gets every exclusive. No worries for us iPhone users.

  • jacob

    Assholes the tegra 4 has the same specs as the galaxy s4 but nope gotta be tetra

  • Rockfilip

    Fuck you tegra, my quad core graphic card is better!

  • fuck tegra

    Ffs tegra is the biggest scam just cuz i dont have tegra 4 device u tellin me my snapdragon 800 cant run this its fucking gpu bitch slaps tegra 4's retarded 72 gpu cores all over tegra 4 is good really good but stop making exclusive features

  • Mantenner

    When Tegra 3 came out, it was mediocre at best, other chipsets quickly caught up and overtook if they weren't better already, that's not the case with Tegra 4. Maybe those full effects can run on other devices, but there is no doubt that this is the most powerful mobile chipset in the world along with the snapdragon 800. If they bring the graphics up to TRULY suit this chipset, then no, your fucked up galaxy s4 won't be able to play it properly

  • fredstykoolin

    WHEN IS DEAD TRIGGER 2. COMING OUT FOR AMAZON!! This is ridiculous almost 12 am eastern time and no sign of DT2 why is Google play before amazon or not same sad how Amazon users get treated..

  • Martin Pištěk

    cant play!
    i have SAMSUNG S4, how i can connect keyboard and mouse??