In case you felt the quantity of triple-A titles hitting the Android Market to be a bit lacking, I have some great news for you. Luma Arcade has announced their 3rd person action beat ‘em-up, Bladeslinger. The game was unveiled at the Unity 11 conference and you guessed it, was built using the cross platform Unity engine.
In a statement Sam Williams, The General Manager of Luma Arcade said:
The Bladeslinger story has been a pet passion project of our studio for a long time now. It’s such a detailed, rich universe with lots of action packed sequences that we always imagined we’d need to build it for PC or consoles, but with Unity, we were able to bring the project to life targeting cutting edge smartphones and tablets without compromising our vision for the game.
The game’s setting is a sci-fi/Western beat ‘em/shoot ‘em up featuring strange monsters you have to defeat using gestures (ala Infinity Blade). From the trailer, it looks like special moves can be activated using cards and a combination of shapes you draw on the screen. If you’re intrigued just take a look at the Luma Arcade’s official trailer for Bladeslinger.
There’s no denying Bladeslinger is looking top notch in the graphics department. It will be interesting to see how well the game actually plays. For the love of Gawd, let’s pray this wont be another Nvidia Tegra exclusive. What do you guys think? Hit or miss?