26 August 2009 Retro-style arcade beat‘em up Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao is now out on XBLA for 1200 MS points/$15. Published by NAMCO BANDAI Games, Invincible Tiger was developed by Blitz Arcade, a division of Blitz Games Studios, one of Europe’s largest independent video games developers. The‘70s Kung-Fu movie-style side-scroller will be available on PSN in the US from tomorrow (27 August 2009).
An ace 2D experience in its own right, Invincible Tiger is also the first console game to provide players with the option of stereoscopic Digital 3D. Crisp and clear 3D depth of field can be viewed without sacrificing colour or clarity through most high-end 3D Ready TVs. The game also includes anaglyph 3D which is compatible with any TV and a pair of standard anaglyph glasses.
An original concept by Blitz Arcade Project Director Ollie Clarke, the game follows the eponymous hero as he battles across ancient China to reclaim the Star of Destiny from the Evil Overlord. Along the way he fights the Overlord’s wicked hoards, which range from henchmen to the undead. Luckily, he’s well equipped with intense combos, slick counter-moves, the ability to wield deadly weapons and mystical Zen attacks.
Players can fill Han Tao’s Zen Meter with punishing combos and well-timed dodges to unlock the full potential of his power and annihilate his enemies. Sliding down ropes, going through doors, climbing up poles or jumping on roofs, Han Tao is also able to use his environment to quickly escape danger or catch enemies off guard.
Ollie Clarke said:“We’re really pleased with Invincible Tiger; it’s been quite a journey getting to this stage and it’s brilliant to see such a quality game at the end of it. We aimed to first make a great retro-Arcade game that’s easy to play but difficult to master first and then included a great Digital 3D experience second. Please turn up the volume and enjoy the splintering Kung Fu soundtrack as well. We really hope people enjoy playing the game as much as we have had while making it.”
Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao offers a variety of multiplayer modes for both online and local play:
• Team up with a partner and take on the Evil Overlord’s diabolical army through Story Mode Co-op.
• Battle through each level, dealing with increasing difficulty and a shared Zen-meter.
• Learn combat techniques in the single player game and use them beat your enemies into the dust.
• Experience Endurance Mode where you’ll face an endless stream of enemies under a time limit.
• Post your scores online for bragging rights.
For more info on Digital or Anaglyph 3D and how to use it see www.invincibletiger.com/support
For more information on Blitz Arcade or Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao please contact:
Debbie Henderson, Assistant PR Manager, Blitz Games Studios
T: +44 (0) 1926 880000
About Blitz Arcade:
Blitz Arcade is a division of Blitz Games Studios and was founded in 2007. It is dedicated to producing top quality downloadable games across all platforms, utilising Blitz Games Studios’ industry-leading proprietary technology, BlitzTech. Blitz Games Studios is based in Leamington Spa. Founded by industry veterans Andrew and Philip Oliver, it has more than 200 staff and six divisions: mature titles (Volatile Games), Serious Games (TruSim), family titles (Blitz Games), proprietary middleware engine (BlitzTech), downloadable games (Blitz Arcade) and education (Blitz Academy). For more see www.BlitzGamesStudios.com
About Namco Bandai:
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN®, SOULCALIBUR®, Naruto™ and Tekken® brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. and our products log onto www.namcobandaigames.com.