Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner by THQ Wireless
THQ Wireless (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced the release of Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner, the first mobile Star Wars game featuring augmented reality technology, for iPhone 3GS and 4, and iPod Touch 4G. The iPad version is scheduled for release in December.
This first-person action game puts players in the Millennium Falcon’s gunner turret, immersing them in more than 20 arcade-style levels that cover the legendary smuggling vessel’s most exciting moments – including the Death Star escape, asteroid field pursuit over Hoth and infamous Kessel Run. As they blast their way through waves of TIE fighters and Star Destroyers, players earn credits that can be used to make special modifications to the Falcon’s offensive and defensive capabilities, including concussion missiles and a low-level tractor beam.
For iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G users, an optional augmented reality mode lets players use a device’s camera to overlay enemy fighters on top of their natural surroundings and the device’s compass or gyroscope to enable 360-degree, full body motion control movement. A free update scheduled to come over the next several weeks will also let users take and share augmented reality photos from within the Falcon’s turret. On iPad, players can use the native compass for a similar control scheme against high-definition graphics.
“The Millennium Falcon is one of the Star Wars universe’s most storied icons, and in Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner, we’re bringing it to life in a novel way,” said Adam Comiskey, VP of THQ Wireless. “With its augmented reality mode, 3D sound and multi-axis control, immersing yourself in Falcon Gunner will be easier than pulling the ears off of a gundark.”
Itunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-wars-arcade-falcon-gunner/id399665096?mt=8
App homepage: http://www.falcongunner.com
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Adam Comiskey, VP of THQ Wireless
Developer Website: http://www.falcongunner.com