PRESS RELEASE | X360, PS3, PC Wednesday, July 7, 2010 | 12:06 PM

Blacklight Tango Down hits the XBLA

Blacklight Tango Down hits the XBLA

BlackLight: Tango Down is now available on Xbox Live Arcade. For 1200Ms Pts, Ignition Entertainment offers a FPS running on Unreal Engine 3 with a co-op mode where up to 4 players can play, 12 mutiplayer maps, 7 game modes and a weapon personalization system with tons of combinations. This ambitious project is set to become a franchise with an upcoming movie and a comic book series. Please note that some DLCs are planned and that it received many awards during E3. The game will be released on PS3 and PC in the coming weeks, though there is no specific release date. More info in the news.

Press Release:


Glendale, CA – July 6, 2010 – After months of anticipation and an overwhelmingly positive reception at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, Ignition Entertainment announced that BlackLight: Tango Down will be available for download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft tomorrow (July 7th). The futuristic shooter brings non-stop fun and an exhilarating experience to the DLC venue as it offers 12 multiplayer maps, seven game types, four co-op missions and literally trillions of weapon combinations – all for 1200 Microsoft Points. Following its release on XBLA tomorrow, the game will be arriving on PlayStation Network and Games for Windows Live in the coming weeks.

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.

While the weapon customization system and Hyper-Reality Visor may seem like science fiction, the technology featured in the game isn’t too far from creation in real life. The weapon customization system is based on the core weapons that our soldiers have been using since the 1960’s. The HRV uses cell phone towers and satellites to detect nearby enemy and friendly forces and identifies nearby objectives including health and ammo stations.

At this year’s E3, BlackLight: Tango Down stood up against the AAA retail behemoths and received numerous accolades including a Best Shooter Nomination from IGN.com, Best Online Multiplayer Nomination from Machinima.com and BitMob’s Jasmine Rae included the game in her Top Ten Games of E3.

The video game is also an introduction to the BlackLight franchise, poised to be one of the next major entertainment properties. As opposed to the traditional way of launching a franchise, through one genre and then expanding to the others after it achieves a certain level of success, BlackLight already has a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox, a comic book and novel that are in development.

All comments

Commented on 2010-07-07 13:48:57
Where is it available? I have checked here in the UK and its not available and a friend in the states said it is not available there either?
Commented on 2010-07-07 14:02:26 In reply to BeLGaRaTh67
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/media/66ac...
Commented on 2010-07-07 14:14:27
They are just trailers, not the game itself :(
Commented on 2010-07-07 14:24:25
not out yet :( but it will still be out today
Commented on 2010-07-07 14:34:10
When on ps3 and PC?
Commented on 2010-07-07 15:04:12
Another FPS, YAY!
Commented on 2010-07-07 16:53:40
PS3 and PC seems to be delayed, I hope its good because I am ready to buy it!

Atleast this way I can watch many 360 videos to see how well it is, if good, I will buy it :P
Commented on 2010-07-07 16:58:14 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
PS3 and PC seems to be delayed, I hope its good because I am ready to buy it!

Atleast this way I can watch many 360 videos to see how well it is, if good, I will buy it :P
well not sure about PS3 but there is a trial with it anyway (as with all arcade games) so you could play and decide rather then watch and decide (not always best way)
Commented on 2010-07-07 17:07:53
Yeah I know about that, MS wants trial for all their XBLA game (yes this game counts as a XBLA).

But it is very rare on PS3, but hey, if there is one trial demo on PS3, I will be happy to try it out and get a feel of it rather watching videos.
PSN has already updated this week so I am guessing it will come out next week *sigh*
Commented on 2010-07-07 19:55:07
$15 is pretty expensive. Especially when they're considering tacking DLC prices onto that. Then again, Activision charges $15 for a map pack now, so maybe it isn't relatively expensive.
Commented on 2010-07-08 06:51:45
If you find the game fun, I think its worth $15.
Commented on 2010-07-08 12:48:21 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Yeah I know about that, MS wants trial for all their XBLA game (yes this game counts as a XBLA).

But it is very rare on PS3, but hey, if there is one trial demo on PS3, I will be happy to try it out and get a feel of it rather watching videos.
PSN has already updated this week so I am guessing it will come out next week *sigh*
thats one of the more stupid things about PSN.. theres hardly any trials for the arcade games there. It would be interesting to see just how well arcade games sell on ps3
Commented on 2010-07-08 15:19:44
Thats the only stupid thing about PSN yes.
But then again, some have it some dont, with Blacklight, we dont know.

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