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Blacklight: Tango Down

New developer diary video explains the game's "literally trillions" of weapon combinations.

London, UK – June 29, 2010 – If choice of weapon truly says a lot about a person, then BlackLight: Tango Down, the fast paced, action-oriented DLG coming soon for XBLA, PSN and PC, will offer something for every person on the planet – millions of times over. That is because the game’s immensely deep customization delivers literally trillions of different weapon combinations that will satisfy even the most discriminating person. To provide insight into this unparalleled customization for this DLG, Ignition Entertainment today released a “Customization” Developer Diary, in which the masterminds at Zombie Studios show gamers the nitty-gritty behind the customization and how they can get the most combinations possible. This must-see diary takes players on a wild ride of options that has never before been seen in a downloadable game.

To make BlackLight: Tango Down the most personalized and realistic experience possible, Zombie Studios took weapons that are grounded in reality and pushed the technology years into the future to deliver advanced yet believable tools of destruction. Players will be able to change out 25 different weapon attributes that will make decisive differences in gameplay. Gunstocks affect kick and velocity of the player, scopes change zoom and accuracy while magazine size affects reload speed and number of bullets fired off at the online enemy. Additionally, ‘weapon charms’ add visual personality while giving small perks to the gun. With the six core weapon systems such as SMG, shotgun, sniper rifle and assault rifle there are literally trillions of different weapon combinations to make players and their guns the most envied partners online.

Get your early, inside look straight from the developers as they take you into the customization possibilities of BlackLight.


Available this summer on XBLA, PSN, and PC, BlackLight: Tango Down is a fast-paced, action-oriented first-person shooter that marks the first release of what will be a multi-platform entertainment franchise. Beyond the video game, a BlackLight feature film from Twentieth Century Fox and comic book series are currently in development. Designed to bring a fun, absorbing, and high quality AAA multiplayer experience to DLG venues, the game exists in a future between contemporary and sci-fi shooters – part Blade Runner and part Call of Duty.

Developed by Zombie Studios, BlackLight: Tango Down takes place 25 years into the future. The player takes control of an elite covert ops team that is sent after missing American Colonel Klein and his personal BlackLight team. The game will feature four single player/co-op levels that support up to four players at once, 12 multiplayer maps, seven game types and literally millions of weapons customization combinations. As the team advances through regions that consist of old world architecture over laden with ubiquitous modern holographic advertising, the trigger based dynamic AI offers an intense and varied experience every time the game is played.

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