Renaissance Blood THD heads to Tegra Zone [hands-on]

May 30, 2012
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Today we have another epic game for Android to show you. This Unreal Engine 3 powered game from NCsoft is called Renaissance Blood THD and has been in development by Bridea and NVIDIA for some time. Being THD this is only for Tegra 3 quad-core devices for now, and brings an easy-to-play arcade style shooter to Android. Available now you'll want to see our hands-on video below.

For those that love first person shooters, or just arcade style shooter games in general this will be one you won't wanna miss for your collection. With what NVIDIA is calling a “House of the Dead-style” arcade game with stellar graphics and loads of fun. It's high paced, action packed, and extremely easy to pick-up-and-play for Android phones and tablets.

Currently Renaissance Blood THD offers 4 levels and has plenty of promise. The first level took me about 9 minutes to complete and it ended in saying I was 2.47% complete with the game. The last two levels say "coming soon" so we expect additional content to be added by the developers. Even if they don't, this game could take up loads of your time and will totally be worth the $3.99 price tag.

"We’re pleased to have collaborated with BRIDEA and NCsoft, which share our heritage in PC games and commitment to deliver stunning visual experiences,” said Ashutosh Rege, Vice President of Game Content & Technology at NVIDIA. “Our joint work on Renaissance Blood THD has created a game that ends all doubt that the era of console and PC quality gaming on mobile devices is finally here.”

The visuals are definitely the star of the show here: while they’re not quite as impressive as some of the new Tegra-enabled games we’ve seen lately (Dark Meadow), the bright, unique visual style makes Renaissance Blood THD one to play. It features impressive advanced physics models and dynamic lighting that makes the easy to play style even more addicting for all gamers.

Renaissance Blood THD hands-on

The games story takes place in the Renaissance Era where science and alchemy set the rules, and players are challenged to find the final blueprint that the great Leonardo da Vinci has left behind. With stunning visuals, pick-up-and-play controls, and immersive gameplay, the action-packed thriller dares to raise the bar for first-person shooter titles on all mobile platforms. Shadowgun for THD devices was and is an awesome game, but a completely different setting and polish. They both have their ups and downs but overall Renaissance Blood is extremely fun. While the graphics might not be absolutely top-notch, the fast-paced action and bright colors make up for it.

After about 45 minutes of gameplay I can honestly say I'll be enjoying this for the remainder of the night, and hopefully I don't have to fight too many big bosses because my fingers might get tired. If so I'll just play with the optional gamepad support and stream it to my HDTV.

Renaissance Blood THD will be available starting tonight for just $3.99 for all Tegra 3 devices. You can get it by heading to the NVIDIA Tegra Zone, or from the Google Play store by clicking here. Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comment section below.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000782823041 Richard Howse

    Yay!!! Another Tegra game that doesn’t support my less than 1 year old tegra 2!!!!!

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Yea they’ve switched attention to Tegra 3, but I agree games should support both.

    • onpoint G

      That sucks well, I have a tegra 3 device I will let u know how it is ok

  • Liviu Copaci

    not working in xiaomi mi 3 tegra 4 version