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SHADOWGUN Announced for Both Tegra 2 and Kal-El Processors, Might Be the Most Visually Impressive Mobile Game Ever

Madfinger Games, the same guys that brought us Samurai II, just announced their new project called SHADOWGUN which is one of the first titles to be made specifically for NVIDIA’s new Kal-El quad-core processor.  When you look up “console-quality” in a dictionary, the picture you are seeing above is now featured.  Everyone please attempt to pick your jaw up from off the floor.

The game is already being referenced as the “most advanced handheld game in the market” and will also have a version available for Tegra 2 devices.  It involves futuristic weaponry, a personal Android assistant, bounty hunters, cyborgs, mutants, and genetically-enhanced humanoids in the year 2350.  Do we even need to say more?  Oh, a date.  They are only announcing that game is in the works at this time, but hope to have it out some time in 2011.

Be sure to check out the press release and some additional screenshots of the game after the break.  This game looks amazing.     


Unity-powered Action Title to Storm Tablets and Smartphones in 2011

Brno, Czech Republic –  25th May, 2011 – Madfinger Games, creators of Samurai II: Vengeance, today announced the beginning of a new property SHADOWGUN, with an emphasis on next-gen graphics and immersive gameplay.

By focusing on mobile platforms – including smartphones and tablets- Madfinger has created the most advanced handheld game in the market, optimized for superb performance and offering gamers the same quality expected from console gaming systems.

With SHADOWGUN, Madfinger is expanding the entertainment potential of smartphone, iOS devices and tablets. SHADOWGUN will support Android mobile devices powered by the NVIDIA Tegra super chip, and will be available on the Tegra Zone app and Android Market.

Authored with the Unity development platform, SHADOWGUN combines tactical combat with third person harrowing action, ushering in a new visual standard for handheld gaming. SHADOWGUNputs 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 is possibly the the best expression of quality production achievable on mobile devices and a great indicator of what consumers can expect from future mobile games,” said Brett Seyler, General Manager of Union. “We’re very proud to see this kind of creative product created with Unity and excited to offer it to our partners through our Union distribution service.”

In addition to an optimized version for Android super phones and tablets powered by Tegra 2, Madfinger is also developing an even more enhanced version supporting NVIDIA’s Project Kal-El, the next-generation Tegra quad-core processor. Ashu Rege, Vice President of Game Content and Technology at NVIDIA, said: “ SHADOWGUN shows off the console-quality experience that Tegra is bringing to Android devices. We’re especially excited that Madfinger is creating a special version ofSHADOWGUN that’s optimized for multi-core processors and will take advantage of the processing and graphics power of Project Kal-El.”


Located in beautiful Brno, Czech Republic, MADFINGER Games brings together a team of veteran console game developers. Their goal is to create console-quality games for iOS, Android mobile devices with a major emphasis on complete customer satisfaction. Their Samurai series has been downloaded over a two and half million times and received rave reviews across the web. Their most recent game, Samurai II: Vengeance THD was released on the Tegra Zone app on the Android Market received outstanding reviews and high ratings, optimized for stunning graphics and smoother gameplay on NVIDIA Tegra-powered devices. For more information, visit:http://www.madfingergames.comhttp://twitter.com/madfingergames

About Unity Technologies

Unity Technologies is revolutionizing the game industry with Unity, its award-winning breakthrough development platform. Unity Technologies has more than 500,000 registered users worldwide — including Bigpoint, Cartoon Network, Coca-Cola, Disney, Electronic Arts, LEGO, Microsoft, NASA, Nickelodeon, Ubisoft, Warner Bros., large and small studios, indies, students and hobbyists — all using Unity to create games and interactive 3D, like training simulations and medical and architectural visualizations, on the web, mobile, consoles and beyond. Unity Technologies is aggressively innovating to expand usability, power and platform reach along with its Asset Store digital content marketplace and Union game distribution service so that it can deliver on its vision of democratizing interactive 3D technology. Unity Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco and has development offices worldwide. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com.

About Union?

Union is a newly formed business unit of Unity Technologies, dedicated to syndicating high quality video games to mobile phones, app stores, tablets, set-top boxes, connected TVs and other emerging platforms. Union works closely with Unity’s video game developers and publishers to build a portfolio of premium gaming titles. Union then adapts, localizes and syndicates this content to app stores, mobile phones and other platforms, as appropriate to the medium, helping developers access technically or commercially challenging monetization opportunities and providing platform partners with a rich gaming experience for their consumers. Union provides an 80 percent revenue share to its developers. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com /union.

  • Mobiles gadgets are having many 3D game with good support ….

  • I can honestly say that this is awesome. 
    BUT…I don’t think I’d want to play a game like this on a personal device. On a tablet, it would be amazing, though. 

  • Isaacstaco

    Those screenshots are not actual gameplay. I can almost gaurantee the game will not look like that. It’s

  • Why only Tegra 2? 

  • Dkprnce

    Gas Mask…check, Glowing Eyes…check, Bondage Gear…check, What would be impressive is actually coming up with a NEW game.

    • You forgot the vaguely Nazi banners.

      I agree though, its a derivation of a clone, nothing new here. The kicker is that it will probably be emulated touch controls as well instead of playing to the device’s strengths.  

  • Anonymous

    Probably really nice, but just don’t know who would play it.. serious gamers are not going to be impressed by anything on a phone. Idk…and if it runs those kind of graphics you will have to be plugged in.. which kind of kills the whole purpose of mobile gaming.

  • Chris

    do i predict a call of duty modern warfare 8 for a future tablet? a tablet game which includes full online play like on xbox and ps3?


    This is bs….why can they only build it for nvidia….they should port all of these games to qualcomm dual core’s when they get here….there better any ways….and why would i support nvidia since they ruined my hp tx1000….

    • Maybe because Qualcomm won’t have a quad core chip until end of 2012? And neither will most other chip makers, except Freescale, which I think powers the NGP.

  • i can either get a dual core samsung galaxy tab 10.1 now, and i have been wanting a tablet for a while, orrrrr, i can get a quad core tablet. It might not be as sleek or featuristic (features) as the galaxy. WHAT SHOULD I DOO!

    • I would wait. You can’t wait 3-4 more months for 2x CPU and 3x GPU performance?

  • adam

    And I jizzed in my pants……

  • Anonymous

    Maaaaaan I just bought an xperia play.

    If only it was a tegra device.

    • Stop complaining, you get minecraft exclusively T_T!!!

  • hey does anyone know if those HD games on gameloft.com still look HD on tablets?

  • Stephen D

    Awesome. Definitely blows away those iOS games that the fanboys rave about(what are they called, Infinity Blade and something else?) Wonder how this would run on the Galaxy S devices since the GPU in them beats the Tegra 2’s?

    • Coty

      Too bad this game is on iOS as well. I don’t see why people even make these kinds of comments. Dead Space, Infinity Blade, Real Racing 2 HD, Metalstorm, Swords & Sorcery, Death Rally, Battleheart and World of Goo are just the ones I’ve played personally. People here don’t realize this, but a majority of the games on Android are also on iOS, this game is no exception. 

    • iKing

      Dude do you honestly think this game would be an Android exclusive??? Please….you all get iOS leftovers….

  • AmadHTCcustomer

    When I play, “armored strike online,” the battery drops about 10% every 10 minutes.
    It overheats like crazy. It also still loses battery when charging.
    Now this 3D shooting game will be awful.

    I think we should leave 3D video games to PSP/PS3/WII/XBOX, etc.

  • I can picture myself starting the game, playing for 3 minutes and then my phone powering off because I’m out of juice. 🙂  Won’t stop me from wanting it though.  😀

  • Anonymous

    This + Wiimote IME + HDMI dock = Awesome

    Can’t wait!

  • Anonymous

    My Xoom has a hard on.

  • Nathanbull33

    If you thought your battery life sucked before then you’ll be blown away when you play SHADOWGUN!! From 100 to 0% in just 5.7 seconds!! Hope you have an outlet and a charger nearby because your gonna need it! Or you can purchase the new super extended battery, weighing in at just a measly 4lbs you can enjoy SHADOWGUN anywhere!!

    • Jeremy Gentry

      don’t knock it, my girlfriend loves a good “madfinger” game no matter how long it lasts 😉

      • Anonymous

        Lies, you don’t have a girlfriend.

    • Anonymous

      That’s why companies will be making phones that have poor battery life, especially when they plan to make said phones capable of running heavy graphic games. Whatever you say there buddy.


      Wouldn’t you think they’d make phones that can run such games, with better battery life, Mr. Negativity?

      • Anonymous

        it’s not that the phone manufacturers don’t want super powerful devices with great battery life. it’s just that the current batteries suck.

        a tutorial on the sad state of advancements in battery technology will perhaps bring us all together.

        ok, who’s up for some kum-ba-ya?

        • batteries are awesome! so awesome we’ve gone from late 70s/early 80s batteries that could get cars a 15 mile range, to ones today that can go ten times that.
          it’s actually that use, transportation, that are eating all the good lithium. when you read about 150+watts specific energy for li-ion batteries, that’s true but that’s not what you’re getting. those batteries north of 150 (it’s up to about 275 now) are going into transportation, not laptops. **premium** laptop batteries are @ 150wh/kg, average ones from the sandy bridge era are still around 100. Yea current batteries suck, but you could get double your battery life if the car manufacturers would just let loose on the battery market some 😛

      • Anonymous

        Thats why i want nano carbon batteries to hit the market. I run a Alienware M11X “netbook” and get maybe 4-5 hours of battery life while running games at max settings. Battery tech has to step its game up cause i noticed a drain on my xoom playing the tegra gomes but nothing that would stop me from gaming on it just have to charge it that night.

        • that’s actually a lot of battery life for in game use. I get 4 hours from my M1330 XPS just surfing the web.. about 2 hours with last.fm playing through the speakers — that’s a couple gens back but without discreet graphics at all.

          • Anonymous

            Wow running the on board video card it runs longer maybe a extra 2-3 hours
            max. The new bios helped alot for me.

  • Droid1294

    holy shit. getting nexus t3 

  • Anonymous

    Best Buy Buy Back is gonna be busy this year…

  • Interstellarmind

    Wait, so this means we’ll have a kal-el by this year?

    • Anonymous

      That’s what the Amazon tablet announcement said yesterday.

    • Why is this so surprising to everyone? Nvidia said it will arrive in tablets in August and in phones by end of the year.

  • MALfunction84

    > one of the first titles to be made specifically for NVIDIA’s new Kal-El quad-core processor
    > They… hope to have it out some time in 2011.

    Does this mean we’ll see Kal-El devices this year?

  • MALfunction84

    > one of the first titles to be made specifically for NVIDIA’s new Kal-El quad-core processor
    > They… hope to have it out some time in 2011.

    Does this mean we’ll see Kal-El devices this year?

    • Jeremy Gentry

      well the post says it was announced for tegra 2 devices “as well as kal el” so my guess is probably not, and seeing as how long it took to get a tablet with the tegra 2 in it and we are already about half way through the year. my guess is you won’t be seeing kal el til 2012

      • If Amazon has anything to say about it, we’ll have Kal-El by the holidays (since thats when they’re releasing their tablets).

      • If Amazon has anything to say about it, we’ll have Kal-El by the holidays (since thats when they’re releasing their tablets).

      • If Amazon has anything to say about it, we’ll have Kal-El by the holidays (since thats when they’re releasing their tablets).

  • Anonymous


  • I think it’s funny we get these games but I can barely get Kongregate to work on my Xoom

  • looks similar to gears of war! can’t wait to see Andy in this though haha

  • Anonymous

    This is the future of mobile gaming…at your fingertips! Seriously, I really can’t wait to test drive SHADOWGUN when it gets released…well…when I get a powerful enough device that is capable of handling such insane graphics.

    • Or imagine hooking it up to your TV, or using a Google TV, and connecting a gamepad to it. BAM – Android console, with console quality games powered by Tegra 3.

  • Jeremy Gentry


    • Chris

      make sure you clean yourself up

  • Anonymous

    That looks amazing. Can’t wait to pay however much they want for it.