London – October 19th, 2010 – Following months of exceedingly positive reception on the Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC, UTV Ignition Entertainment today announced Blacklight: Tango Down will be available for download on the PlayStation® Network (PSN) on 3rd November (EU/UK). After generating more than a million downloads this summer and topping the charts as one of the season’s most popular XBLA titles, Blacklight: Tango Down will launch on PSN fully updated and with brand-new PSN-exclusive content for just £9.99 (€12.99). Included in these features will be the addition of a Join-in-Progress option, which allows players to team up with their friends and enter matches without having to wait for an intermission. Rewarding players who have been patiently waiting for the PSN launch, the game offers the same non-stop fun and an exhilarating experience that the previous versions delivered including numerous multiplayer maps, seven game types, four co-op missions and literally trillions of weapon combinations. More details on the PSN exclusive content will be announced shortly.
“Fans flocked to Blacklight over the summer because the game offered the most extensive array of gameplay and features ever brought to the DLG venue —for just 15 bucks,” said Jared Gerritzen, Lead Designer at Zombie Studios. “Now with full updates, brand-new content and the ability to Join in Progress, PSN players will truly see the game at its best.”
The recipient of rave reviews throughout the summer – including Game Informer declaring it “stands apart from the pack,” Machinima branding it “an extremely solid first-person shooter at a bargain price,” and PC Gamer US stating “it feels nothing like a budget shooter” – BlackLight: Tango Down is set to provide PSN gamers the same wild ride that XBLA and PC gamers have been on for months. In Blacklight: Tango Down , players are equipped with high-tech, futuristic gear that makes combat fascinating and surreal. Its weapon customization system allows for trillions of different configurations that deliver unlimited adaptability and variety of gameplay. Each player is also equipped with a Hyper Reality Visor (HRV), an advanced imaging system in the player’s Heads up Display that detects nearby enemy and friendly forces and relays the information back to players, giving them immediate battlefield intelligence.
ABOUT BLACKLIGHT: TANGO DOWN
Available 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 laid with ubiquitous modern holographic advertising, the trigger based dynamic AI offers an intense and varied experience every time the game is played.
ABOUT UTV IGNITION ENTERTAINMENT LTD:
UTV Ignition Entertainment Limited is a UTV Media Communication company. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in the U.K. with offices in Los Angeles, Florida and Tokyo. In 2007 it received major investment from UTV Software, a diversified conglomerate based in Mumbai India and listed on the Mumbai and London stock exchanges. UTV has Walt Disney as its major shareholder, which current owns 60% of its common stock. For more information on Ignition and its products, visit http://www.utvignition.com
ABOUT UTV SOFTWARE COMMUNICATIONS LTD:
UTV Software Communications Limited is India’s leading global integrated media house with business interests in Television, Movies, Broadcasting, Games Content and New Media. UTV India & its subsidiaries (UTV) create, aggregate and disseminate content of various genres across varied distribution platforms. Listed on India's premier stock exchange, The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Mumbai UTV is India's only diversified media and Entertainment Company with content creation abilities across platforms and genres. It has subsidiaries with offices across India, UK, USA and Japan. The Walt Disney Company holds a strategic stake in UTV.
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