Apple's latest iPad quadruples the resolution of the screen and adds some serious processing power ... but to what end, you may be asking yourself. Why, games of course! How will developers handle the new demands of a Retina Display-enabled iPad? What would Infinity Blade be like if it was more like Diablo?
Good news for fans of the highly-addictive Temple Run: Imangi is planning to release addition content for the game and is also working on an update for the iOS app so it supports the new iPad's Retina display. In an interview with Pocket Gamer, Imangi said that it's looking to add "more objectives, characters, and power-ups" in addition to the higher-resolution iPad version. However, for those hoping for new environments, you might have to wait a bit. Imangi siad that requests for new environments are among the most popular requests it gets, but that they also would be "a much bigger deal...
Today brings with it the launch of the new iPad. There are plenty of bells and whistles tucked into this device, but the most notable addition is a significant increase in screen resolution, from 1024×768 up to 2048×1536 pixels. When the iPhone 4 introduced a higher resolution screen, there was a rush of game updates trying to support the new screen.
Seems the new iPad is no different, as a whole swath of developers have updated their games to look slick on the new screen. We'll be updating this list as more games get added. Here's what we have so far:
No matter how you slice it, Infinity Blade II is a pretty gorgeous game, but it'll look amazing on your third-generation iPad's Retina Display. Chair Entertainment just updated the hack-and-slash adventure with
2048 x 1536 higher-resolution graphics, ahead of the new iPad launch tomorrow morning. While you might rather have the brand-new Infinity Blade: Dungeons to play instead, we'd definitely be happy to revisit the picturesque environs of the second game in the series while we're waiting for Chair's dungeon crawler. Take a peek at a full-res 2048 x 1536 screenshot of the game in this ZIP,...
Electronic Arts has seen plenty of success on the iOS platform, with bonafide hits like Dead Space, Real Racing and just about anything PopCap has brought to iPad and iPhone. It's no surprise, then, that the company is planning on stepping up support for Apple's next piece of tech: the new iPad.
Speaking with MacWorld, Nick Earl, the SVP of Global Mobile and Social Studios for EA, explained that at least two new updates are in the works to support the device, which launches later this week.
"We're already working on versions of Mass Effect Infiltrator and Real Racing 2 among other games...
Earlier today, Apple revealed the next generation iPad to the world. As many expected, the updated tablet, which will hit stores next week, will come with a higher resolution screen (2048x1536) and a more powerful, quad-core graphics processor. Gaming is likely to be affected the most by these increased specs, so we reached out to several well-known iOS developers to get their first impressions on the hardware.
Mike Capps of Epic (Infinity Blade, Infinity Blade Dungeons)
"The quad core [processor] makes a big difference in terms of what we can draw. When you think about it, they increased...
Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy, a new dogfighting sim from Namco Bandai, will launch exclusively on the new iPad later this month. The title was demoed during today's Apple press conference, and resembles the publisher's latest Ace Combat title. Namco's James Shelton said the graphical capabilities of the new iPad are "console quality," thanks to the device's retina display and A5X chipset.
The demo showed off how dogfights would play out using a clever combination of touch and gyroscopic controls — for instance, once their plane was overwhelmed with enemy forces, the player can shake the iPad...
Infinity Blade: Dungeons is "coming soon" to the new iPad, Epic Games president Mike Capps revealed during Apple's press conference earlier today. The title is a departure from the over-the-shoulder action of the rest of the series, and will toss players into a Diablo-esque dungeon crawl, aided by the new iPad's retina display and quad-core graphics processing.
Players will hack and slash through dungeons while collecting crafting materials to create the eponymous Infinity Blade, complete with touch controls for movement and combat. Capps also sung the praises of the new iPad as a gaming...
A brand new iPad Retina Display is all fine and dandy, but the whole point is the apps it shows off, and Apple is showing off a few of those at its iPad launch event today. Autodesk demonstrated SketchBook Ink, Namco shared a flight sim called Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy, and Epic shared a new Infinity Blade game called Infinity Blade: Dungeons. A dungeon crawling experience for Infinity Blade doesn't sound like something that requires 2048 x 1536 pixels to really experience, but we won't mind. All three titles are iOS-exclusives. Apple is also updating its own iWork suite, along with...
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