Why pay $15 for five "new" maps in an action title from last year? Ignition Entertainment has an alternative in the form of Blacklight: Tango Down
. Its goal is to provide AAA-quality FPS action for the budget price of $15 on the PS3, PC and 360. What is one way they are adding value to the title?
How does four player co-op sound? The Black Ops missions put players fighting their way through the war-torn streets, working toward upgrades and character growth. That's enough talk from me. Why not look at the screens below and watch the trailer that was released today. I admit, I'm impressed!
Look for Blacklight: Tango Down
to hit the aforementioned platforms this summer.
IGNITION ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILS CO-OPERATIVE “BLACK OPS” MISSIONS FOR DOWNLOADABLE SHOOTER BLACKLIGHT: TANGO DOWN
Zombie Studios’ Downloadable Unreal-Powered FPS Will Include Co-Operative Play for Up-To-Four Players In Addition To Traditional Competitive Multiplayer Modes
GLENDALE, CA – April 19, 2010 – Ignition Entertainment, a UTV Media Communication Company, and Zombie Studios have announced that Blacklight: Tango Down, the upcoming downloadable first person shooter, will include a full co-operative gameplay component – entitled “Black Ops” – in addition to the game’s already robust line-up of competitive multiplayer game modes.
Blacklight: Tango Down is an AAA-quality first person shooter that will be released exclusively through digital download channels for an expected price of $15. The game will be released this summer through Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and on personal computer.
“With Blacklight: Tango Down, we are raising the bar for what gamers can expect from DLC, with the kind of experience that traditionally is found in a $60, AAA retail game,” said Ajay Chadha, President of Worldwide Publishing, Ignition Entertainment. “Cooperative play is a critical part of today’s multiplayer experience, and Blacklight: Tango Down will deliver on this fun and dramatic way to play alongside three of your friends. This kind of elite content is what separates Blacklight: Tango Down from other DLC and makes it the most fully featured downloadable-only shooter available on any console or PC.”
The cooperative “Black Ops” portion of Blacklight: Tango Down is a truly intense and exhilarating experience where players deploy as the Blacklight faction, fighting their way through the dilapidated streets of Balik to confront and defeat soldiers from the opposing faction, The Order.
Black Ops missions will increase the deep replay value of the game by offering upgrades, character growth and more to those who choose to take the cooperative battle. Upon completing Black Ops missions, a player will receive a completion score that varies based on the difficulty setting, overall performance and time the player needed to complete the coop mission. Players can then replay the scenarios, perfecting their assault, in a quest to reach the top of the Black Ops leader boards, gain additional XP to grow their character, and earn new weapon tags.
About Blacklight: Tango Down
Blacklight: Tango Down is a multiplayer-focused and fast-paced first person shooter based in a new fictional universe called Blacklight that will be available through digital download in summer 2010. Utilizing the cutting-edge graphical power of Epic Games’ Unreal® Engine 3, Blacklight: Tango Down’s near-future setting is brought to life with disturbingly detailed old-world architecture that appears both futuristically alien as well as hauntingly familiar.
Blacklight: Tango Down will deliver some of the most exciting multiplayer action in the shooter category and features numerous gameplay modes, including traditional formats like Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch & Control Point, cooperative play, and other modes that will be announced in the build up to launch. In addition, Blacklight: Tango Down will set itself apart with its incredibly deep customization, where players can alter and upgrade their character through experience gained on the battlefield, as well as their weapons. New weapon customizations will unlock as the player gains experience points and will include basic add-ons like sniper scopes as well as complex enhancements, such as items that improve accuracy.
Blacklight: Tango Down is expected to be available exclusively through digital download for an estimated price of $15 in summer 2010. The game will release through Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and personal computer. For more information about Blacklight: Tango Down, please visit the game’s official website at www.playtangodown.com.