While I still have reservations about how a fleshed-out, retail build of Shadowgun will look on touch devices, it’s hard not to get excited about its potential. In another video that showcases its apparent visual splendor, creator Madfinger is also giving viewers a solid look at the action component of it, which appears to be ripping a page or two from Gears of Wars’ book. One can only hope that the writing is on par, too -- if I don't hear the words "ten sh*t loads," I'm out.

 

 

This is an E3 reveal, so of course there’s other news that goes along with it. At the event, Madfinger is announcing, officially, that the game will be coming to Android on devices that have a NVIDIA Tegra 2. In addition to being available on the Android Marketplace, it’ll also be sold on the Tegra Zone app.

In case you missed it in our previous post, Shadowgun tells the story of a muscled-up bounty hunter named John Slade. His mission, in the futuristic world of 2350, is to kill Dr. Edgar Simon, a geneticist who is hiding out in a fortress filled with monsters of his own design. It’s like The Island of Dr. Moreau, except with more guns and muscle!

If you're wondering about iOS support, while the developers haven't specifically mentioned which devices it will run on, they've gone ahead and posted a thread in our upcoming games forum.

  • gee

    the sound effect is really good, but the character running looks silly LOL.

    • Pwnmastr

      Yeah it does. It's weird how the graphics can be so good, yet the running animation looks so bad.

    • Acadiaa

      Now when I look at the character all I see are his legs

      DAMMIT

      • michael@fishlabs

        Seriously, these are some really unfair comments. I just had the pleasure to play the demo and it comes as close as it can get to Gears of War on a mobile device. Hands down, the graphics are the best I've seen on a mobile device, it runs ultra smoothly AND this is a proper game not some on-the-rail graphic demo. They also nailed the controls just perfectly like no other mobile shooter did before. The characters even feature motion blending and the level design and the atmosphere is just awesome. I wish we had just more users who really appreciate what kind of production quality some devs crank out on mobile devices and sell for a fraction of DS or PSP game. Chapeaux to MADFINGER to push the envelope so much as a small indie!

        Cheers,
        Michael

      • gee

        thats good to hear, the game is good, it looks pretty, i love the cover system and gameplay is really bad ass. it just needs one minor fix, the RUNNING. it looks stupid. overal im looking forward to it.

  • Grrr

    Mummy I need go pee-pee.

    I need this game. Now.

  • http://twitter.com/NOVAinc Lucas

    How about including links for those viewing the site from iPhones and iPads? I can't see the embedded version.

  • http://twitter.com/Kroktar German Avila

    I would like to know how will Xperia play will handle games like Shadowgun and March of Heroes.

  • Artfoundry

    Looks amazing but hopefully gameplay will be more interesting - so far that looks kinda dull.

    • CJ_Nukem

      Just check Dead Space on Xperia Play and you will see !

  • Guest

    I hope there is more things to do than shooting at bad guys , because  at this point it looks basically a soulless techdemo  that was developed just to show the processing power of  new smartphones and tablets

  • Agleung

    The running animation looks fuking ghey as hell. Change that shit you morons.

  • Hmar9333

    Oh my jebus. It's Gears of War

  • vimy

    I LOVE THE COVER SYSTEM IMPLIMENTATION.

    the running could be improved, but i wonder if its not just a pipline issue caused by ipad-phone hardware being inadequate, minor detail if you ask me.

    the har4d part is making the game fun to play after the gee-wiz periode is over.
    so far it looks promisin.

    good luck in getting it done,

  • Jimmy_pop

    Hey, isn't this game a almost exact copy of Quake 2? The main character is exactly the same, the game starts at the same place, even the sounds are a lot like Quake2.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FXAQDKBEX6ENTQHBU5HLFYW4DY Kato

    Despite the graphics, the game looks unoriginal and boring.

    • http://twitter.com/bivisgames Bivis Games

      I had this impression too...

  • jigga Incredible

    Sooo what I've learned from this is
    "gears of war for iphone and android"

  • Guest

    Is it wrong that this make me horny?

  • http://kudiarto.com Kudiarto Rizal

    superb!!!! gears of war for iphone!!!

  • Amber Rowland

    I work with Unity. For those curious about iOS support, ShadowGun runs at 60fps on the iPad 2 and 30fps on the iPad, iPhone 4 & 3GS.

  • Tushar Rao

    Will this game work on xperia play ?

  • Quang

    no head bursting? no blood shredding? no dissembled limbs? then it cannot be compared with the infamous Gears Of War :)