While we will be at E3 covering all the Android stuff that will be there, we also know that most of our readers are also gamers when it comes to PC and console. That is why we will be covering all that tasty stuff as well while we are there. Today we got the Blacklight Retribution game announcement in our inbox.
Blacklight Retribution will be one of three titles that Perfect World Entertainment will be showcasing at E3 this year. This will be an online free-to-play FPS (first-person shooter) game that features some great graphics thanks to the use of Unreal Engine. Not to be outdone by that fact alone though, Blacklight Retribution will have other unique aspects including the ability to use mechs in-game. While there isn’t a whole lot of detail out about other aspects of the game, we are guessing this will change at E3.
We will be getting some hands-on time with Blacklight Retribution during E3 so expect some gameplay footage and more details in the next few days. Until then, here is the official E3 trailer for Blacklight Retribution to enjoy along with the official press release below.
Official Game Website: Blacklight Retribution
PERFECT WORLD ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES A PARTNERSHIP WITH ZOMBIE STUDIOS TO PUBLISH BLACKLIGHT RETRIBUTION
This new first person shooter project will be unveiled next week at E3 behind closed doors
June 3, 2011 – Foster City, Calif. – Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a wholly owned US subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), announced today its partnership with Zombie Studios to publish its next-generation, adrenaline-pumping first person shooter (FPS) Blacklight™ Retribution.
A sequel to Zombie Studio’s Tango Down, Blacklight Retribution will be shown for the first time at this year’s E3 (June 7 – 9) in the West Hall, Booth #5322 for a behind-closed doors first hands-on to select media.
“Blacklight Retribution will be the first FPS in Perfect World Entertainment’s diverse portfolio of online games and highlights our commitment to providing players with new and unique online gaming experiences,” said Alan Chen, CEO of Perfect World Entertainment Inc. “With Zombie Studio’s vast experience in developing high-quality first person shooters, we look forward to working closely with them to bring this free-to-play online experience to PC gamers everywhere.”
“We’ve wanted to develop a high quality and yet free-to-play first person shooter for years, which is why we’re excited to be teaming up with Perfect World, an online-game developer and operator with more than eight years of experience in the free-to-play space,” said Mark Long, co-CEO of Zombie Studios Inc. “We know how to make thrilling first person shooters and Perfect World have vast experience in publishing various games in different markets. With this alliance of expertise, PC gamers can look forward to a high quality first person shooter that is available for everyone to play.”
Blacklight Retribution will set the new standard for free-to-play shooters, by fully leveraging Unreal 3 technology and implementing DirectX 11 to give gamers cutting-edge graphics that will blow away expectations as well as minds.