If there ever was a reason to own an NVIDIA Tegra 3 device, this game would probably be it. Madfinger Games, the creators of Samurai II: Vengeance (a Tegra 2-only game for Android), announced the beginning of a new game called SHADOWGUN. Designed to run on next generation mobile hardware like the upcoming Tegra 3/Project Kal-El SoC from NVIDIA, it is touted to provide jaw dropping graphics with superb performance. Looking at the screenshots, you can already see what I mean.
SHADOWGUN puts players into the role of John Slade, a professional bounty hunter in the year 2350. Slade’s mission: hunt down Dr. Edgar Simon, renowned geneticist and former employee of the trans-galactic corporation Toltech Enterprises. Players must lead “shadowgun” John Slade as he infiltrates Dr. Simon’s mountain fortress and fights his personal army of mutants, cyborgs, and genetically-enhanced humanoids. Using state-of-the-art weaponry, ships, and the assistance of S.A.R.A.—Slade’s personal android assistant. The story is written by award winning author Micah Nathan who has joined the MadFinger team as executive creative consultant for SHADOWGUN.
SHADOWGUN will be a game that combines tactical combat with third person action, and will set the new visual standard for handheld gaming. Madfinger has mentioned that the game will run on devices that are powered by the current Tegra 2 SoC, but they’ll also be developing a version optimized for the next generation NVIDIA SoC slated to arrive later this year.