While we published an exhaustive list of all the content currently availably for SHIELD yesterday, many of the more graphically intense titles were ports of games you may have completed years before. Blood Sword is a fresh piece of eye candy just raring to help you break in your new device.

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This is a top-down action RPG in the style of Diablo and Baldur's Gate - or, if you've only played mobile games, SoulCraft. The view pans down to resemble a third-person action game during boss fights, but the camera remains high during levels to provide players with a clear vantage point. It should come as no surprise that the game features plenty of hacking and a fair bit of slashing, but there are a mixture of spells thrown in for players who tire of only utilizing the attack and dodge buttons. As a sign that this is a video game, the video below doesn't resemble a movie trailer in the slightest and contains not a trace of cutscenes or hype. The action speaks for itself.

Blood Sword was one of the games demoed at this year's CES to show off what Tegra 4 is capable of. If you want to break in that shiny new handheld or tablet with something gorgeous, this game probably won't disappoint, but anyone who tires of so many pixels being forced into such a small space can throw this up on a TV for a more immersive experience. The game only costs a buck, but anyone without a Tegra 3/4 device will have to settle for window shopping. Other devices are not supported.

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Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • soyuz

    looks great.
    but, can you recruit companions/pet/familiar, or just playing solo ?
    if the later then I'll pass.. will stick to iesabel.

  • rawar666

    poop floats!

  • Himmat Singh

    Looks like US-exclusive as well!

  • Nancho Urón

    Not compatible with my old nexus 7 :-/

    • Steez

      It should be, but don't bother

  • Göran Sävström

    Seems like either Spain or my Me301t (tegra 3) is a problem for this one...

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  • Nick

    The exact sort of fragmentation Android does not need.

  • jOn Garrett

    Doesn't work with Tegra 1 devices, :-(

  • Steez

    First, let me say the game looks gorgeous. And this is on a Nexus 7, I bet with Tegra 4 it's stunning. But that being said, its good that the game is only $.99. It's basically a glorified tech demo, maybe not even glorified. No skills to upgrade/learn, no story, no equipment, no inventory, no potions, etc etc. You start with your set skills and equipment and nothing ever changes. Just hack and slash with the same moves over and over with an occasional boss fight thrown in. You gain health by fighting. I'm not even sure what the point of leveling up is.

    A previous AP article called Bounty Arms shallow and repetitive, but that's a world-class game compared to this. Gameloft's Wild Blood is a much better game with comparable graphics and actual diversity (story, skills, weapons, multiplayer, etc..).