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Blacklight: Tango Down releasing on XBLA tomorrow

Tuesday, 6th July 2010 11:27 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Ignition’s announced that Blacklight: Tango Down will be releasing on Xbox Live Arcade on July 7, or “tomorrow” for the slower of you.

The FPS ships with single-player, co-op and multiplayer features, and will cost 1,200 MSP.

It also allows you to try “trillions of weapon combinations” in a world that, according to the press release, is “part Blade Runner and part Call of Duty.”

Big talk, chief.

As for PC and PSN versions, Ignition’s promised they’ll be released “in the coming weeks.”

Some new shots and the PR are below.

IGNITION ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES THAT THIS SUMMER’ S MOST ANTICIPATED

FIRST- PERSON SHOOTER IS AVAILABLE TOMORROW (JULY 7) FOR DOWNLOAD ON XBOX LIVE

Bringing a AAA multi-player experience to Xbox Live, this futuristic shooter delivers 12 maps, new game types, co-op missions and trillions of weapon combinations – all for 1200 Microsoft Points.

Glendale, CA – July 6, 2010 – After months of anticipation and an overwhelmingly positive reception at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, Ignition Entertainment announced that BlackLight: Tango Down will be available for download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft tomorrow (July 7). The futuristic shooter brings non-stop fun and an exhilarating experience to the DLC venue as it offers 12 multiplayer maps, seven game types, four co-op missions and literally trillions of weapon combinations – all for 1200 Microsoft Points. Following its release on XBLA tomorrow, the game will be arriving on PlayStation Network and Games for Windows Live in the coming weeks.

In BlackLight: Tango Down, players are equipped with high-tech, futuristic gear that makes combat fascinating and surreal. Its weapon customization system allows for trillions of different configurations that deliver unlimited adaptability and variety of gameplay. Each player is also equipped with a Hyper Reality Visor (HRV), an advanced imaging system in the player’s Heads up Display that detects nearby enemy and friendly forces and relays the information back to players, giving them immediate battlefield intelligence.

While the weapon customization system and Hyper-Reality Visor may seem like science fiction, the technology featured in the game isn’t too far from creation in real life. The weapon customization system is based on the core weapons that our soldiers have been using since the 1960’s. The HRV uses cell phone towers and satellites to detect nearby enemy and friendly forces and identifies nearby objectives including health and ammo stations.

At this year’s E3, BlackLight: Tango Down stood up against the AAA retail behemoths and received numerous accolades including a Best Shooter Nomination from IGN.com, Best Online Multiplayer Nomination from Machinima.com and BitMob’s Jasmine Rae included the game in her Top Ten Games of E3.

The video game is also an introduction to the BlackLight franchise, poised to be one of the next major entertainment properties. As opposed to the traditional way of launching a franchise, through one genre and then expanding to the others after it achieves a certain level of success, BlackLight already has a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox, a comic book and novel that are in development.

ABOUT BLACKLIGHT: TANGO DOWN

BlackLight: Tango Down is a fast-paced, action-oriented first-person shooter that marks the first release of what will be a multi-platform entertainment franchise. Beyond the video game, a BlackLight feature film from Twentieth Century Fox and comic book series are currently in development. Designed to bring a fun, absorbing, and high quality AAA multiplayer experience to DLG venues, the game exists in a future between contemporary and sci-fi shooters – part Blade Runner and part Call of Duty.

Developed by Zombie Studios, BlackLight: Tango Down takes place 25 years into the future. The player takes control of an elite covert ops team that is sent after missing American Colonel Klein and his personal BlackLight team. The game will feature four single player/co-op levels that support up to four players at once, 12 multiplayer maps, seven game types and literally millions of weapons customization combinations. As the team advances through regions that consist of old world architecture over laden with ubiquitous modern holographic advertising, the trigger based dynamic AI offers an intense and varied experience every time the game is played.

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5 Comments

  1. fantomena

    Finally! I have been waiting for this game. I just hope the game meets my expectations. Otherwise there will be no purchase. Unfortunately. : (

    #1 5 years ago
  2. mington

    its meant to be really frantic, i remember hearing that the HUD allows you to see where your enemies are at all times, so no campers \o/

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Boris Fett

    Played this at E3, and interviewed one of guys involved with the game while I was there. It’s really good. The quality of the visuals and gameplay is so high it really doesn’t seem like its a download only game at all.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Xuchilbara

    That level they are playing in appears to be a level I remember in Killzone 2?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. reask

    Just been on live and it isn’t there.
    Just video trailers.
    Is this just a USA release for today?
    :Edit
    Got it. :)

    #5 5 years ago

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