It’s been announced Ignition’s picked up publishing rights to futuristic shooter Blacklight, now known as Blacklight: Tango Down.
The Zombie Studios-developed title was announced last year, but nothing more’s been heard on the game until now.
The FPS will be released as a download on Xbox Live Arcade, PC and PlayStation Network this summer, although no exact date was given.
“We’re excited to be working on a gripping new franchise that will deliver the intense action, thoughtful tactics and in-depth strategies of today’s best multiplayer shooters immersed in an all new universe that gamers will really sink their teeth into,” said Ignition’s head of publishing, Ajay Chadha.
“We could not ask for a better partner than Ignition,” said Zombie’s Mark Long. “Their digital distribution focus is visionary. It matches the aspirations we have for this franchise which already include a feature film and comic.”
Find the full press release below, along with a new trailer for the game.
IGNITION ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES BLACKLIGHT: TANGO DOWN
Zombie Studios’ New First Person Shooter to Deliver Intense Multiplayer,
AAA Game Quality through Downloadable Channels on Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and PC
GLENDALE, CA – March 2nd 2010 – Ignition Entertainment, a UTV Media Communication Company, and Zombie Studios are developing Blacklight: Tango Down, a near-future first person shooter that will offer AAA-quality military shooter action in a downloadable package. Blacklight: Tango Down will be available Summer 2010 through Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and for personal computer.
“We’re excited to be working on a gripping new franchise that will deliver the intense action, thoughtful tactics and in-depth strategies of today’s best multiplayer shooters immersed in an all new universe that gamers will really sink their teeth into,” said Ajay Chadha, Head of Worldwide Publishing, Ignition Entertainment. “Blacklight: Tango Down is set to change the way gamers view the possibilities of downloadable content because it will offer shooter fans the top quality, deep content and exciting experience that they are used to finding in a retail product but in a downloadable package.”
“We could not ask for a better partner than Ignition,” said Mark Long, of Zombie. “Their digital distribution focus is visionary. It matches the aspirations we have for this franchise which already include a feature film and comic.”
Blacklight: Tango Down is a fast-paced first person shooter based in a new fictional universe called Blacklight. Utilizing the cutting-edge graphical power of Unreal Engine 3, Blacklight: Tango Down’s near-future setting is brought to life with disturbingly detailed and old-world architecture dripping with modern sci-fi lighting and brightly lit advertisements, an effect that causes each environment to appear both futuristically alien as well as hauntingly familiar.
Blacklight: Tango Down will deliver some of the most exciting multiplayer gameplay available in the shooter category and features numerous gameplay styles and functionality. These modes include traditional formats like Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch & Control Point, with other modes being .announced in the build up to launch.
Blacklight: Tango Down will set itself apart from other games by virtue of its incredibly deep customization features. Players will be able to alter and upgrade not only their character through experience gained on the battlefield, but also their weapons. Weapon customizations will unlock as the player gains skill and experience points and will include more basic add-ons like sniper scopes as well as more complex enhancements, such as improved accuracy.
Blacklight: Tango Down is expected to be available in Summer 2010 through Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® Network for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and PC via various digital outlets. www.playtangodown.com
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