LG “superphone” supports cross-platform multiplayer

By Brenna Hillier, Friday, 7 January 2011 03:09 GMT


The Optimus 2X isn’t just a smartphone – the official description is superphone. LG and nVidia are pretty proud of their new Android handset, especially as it can run a multiplayer game against PC, PlayStation 3 and presumably Xbox 360 competitors. Whoa.

To show off their new phone’s gaming capabilities, the two companies roped in indie developer Trendy Entertainment and its tower defence/action RPG hybrid, Dungeon Defenders.

Ripten reports that attendees were able to try the game using the Optimus 2X handset, in a multiplayer match against PC and PlayStation 3 players.

While not exactly Killzone 3, Dungeon Defenders runs on the Unreal 3 engine and is a major step up from most mobile games, barring id’s Rage and Epic’s Infinity Blade, in both graphical exploits and gameplay complexity.

The grunty little Optimus 2X was announced in mid-December 2010 and is expected to release in the US and Europe over the coming weeks; date and pricing details. It comes equipped with nVidia’s Tegra 2, which features a dual core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU and an ultra low powered GeForce GPU.

Boasting a 4″ WVGA screen reportedly capable of 1080p playback, the handset also outputs to displays using a battery-efficient onboard video processor. It sports two cameras, as is fashionable – an 8 megapixel rear mount and 1.3 megapixel front facing. It comes with 8 GB built-in memory and is expandable to 32 GB via SD card.

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