Ignition Entertainment and Zombie Studios have today revealed that they are developing Blacklight: Tango Down,”a near-future first person shooter that will offer AAA-quality military shooter action in a downloadable package”.
The game is currently in development for Xbox LIVE Arcade and the PlayStation Network and it is expected to be released sometime this Summer.
“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 set in a new fictional universe called Blacklight. The game will use the Unreal Engine 3, to bring the world 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”.
The game is also promising to deliver an exciting multiplayer mode with various gameplay styles and functionality. These modes include traditional formats like Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch & Control Point, with other modes to be announced in the build up to launch.
Finally the developers have revealed that the game will include deep customization features. This will enable players 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.
It all sounds pretty impressive and perhaps even more important is that it looks impressive too. Check out the video on the Official Site to see what we mean.