SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/01/2011 -- NVIDIA announced today that the Tegra Zone™ app is now live on the Android Market, providing a one-stop destination for consumers seeking the richest games for their super phone or tablet powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 mobile super chip.
The free app delivers a curated selection of Tegra processor-optimized games, as well as professional game reviews, high-res screenshots, HD video trailers, gameplay videos and behind-the-scenes featurettes. Sale and delivery of users' selected games are completed using Google's Android Market.
Games on Tegra Zone apps are especially enhanced for Tegra 2 super chip-powered devices, and are more realistic and interactive. Among those selected as launch titles are Dungeon Defenders: First Wave Deluxe HD, the first game available for Android that's built on Unreal Engine 3; Samurai II: Vengeance; and Galaxy on Fire 2 THD. A complete list is provided below.
Introduced over the past several months in a variety of super phones and tablets, the Tegra 2 super chip is finding a growing market, particularly among those interested in console-quality gaming on their mobile device. It is built with the world's first mobile dual-core CPU -- which unleashes the best Web experience, with up two-times faster browsing and support for full Adobe® Flash® Player hardware GPU acceleration, plus unprecedented multitasking capabilities. It also includes an NVIDIA GeForce® GPU -- which provides stunningly rich visual experiences and console-quality gaming.
Tegra Zone Highlights:
The first Tegra super chip-enhanced games include:
NVIDIA has worked closely with game developers to enhance games for the Tegra 2 super chip, bringing such features as:
"We're working with game developers and publishers to turbocharge mobile gaming for Android super phones and tablets. Our goal is to bring a console- class gaming experience to super phones and tablets and bring the generation of gaming to the future of mobile devices. Tegra Zone is a free app we've built so gamers can find great games for Tegra in one easy place."
- Tony Tamasi, Senior Vice President, Content and Technology at NVIDIA
"Tegra Zone is great for the mobile ecosystem. It's enabling new, optimized software and providing opportunities for developers to create premium content for Android devices."
- Ben Barjarin, Principal at Creative Strategies Inc.
"Tegra Zone brings the best Android games to the palm of your hand. Working with NVIDIA, we've brought Samurai II: Vengeance to Tegra devices, which make its stylized manga graphics, quick, realistic gameplay and screen-popping action come to life."
- Marek Rabas, CEO at MADFINGER Games
"Gamers don't have to look any further than Tegra Zone for the best in mobile gaming. The only way to experience the complete Dungeon Defenders adventure is on Tegra-powered devices, which deliver full-blown high-def, Unreal Engine 3-powered graphics and a real-time cross platform online multiplayer experience."
- Jeremy Stieglitz, Co-Founder of Trendy Entertainment
"Take one look at Tegra Zone, and you'll see how Android games are stepping it up visually. The Tegra-optimized version of Galaxy on Fire 2 is the ultimate sci-fi gaming benchmark. Plus, it matches the experience on a gaming PC or console."
- Michael Schade, CEO of Fishlabs
"Backbreaker Football looks amazing on Tegra super phones and tablets, and it will rock on Tegra Zone. We've pushed the boundaries for visual fidelity, including full self-shadowing on characters -- a first on a mobile device."
- Torsten Reil, CEO at Natural Motion Games
"By utilizing the power and finesse of Tegra 2, Fruit Ninja has been developed and polished to an incredible standard of quality. It's allowing us to debut a brand-new version -- Fruit Ninja THD, for Tegra Zone."
- Shainiel Deo, CEO at Halfbrick Studios
We've been waiting years for a mobile chip to bring this type of graphics horsepower and potential to mobile gaming. Vendetta Online brings a fast-paced, 3D MMORPG experience to your favorite Tegra-powered device through Tegra Zone."
- John Bergman, CEO at Guild Software
"Monster Madness absolutely comes alive on Tegra-powered devices. To get an idea of why Tegra 2 is the new force to be reckoned with in digital gaming, check out the faster frame rate, intuitive touchscreen interface and amazing 3D graphics powered by Unreal Engine 3."
- Melanie Mroz, CEO and President at SouthPeak Games
"NVIDIA's put a huge effort into bringing games that look and play better on Tegra 2. All of the flagship versions of our Hardwood games look fantastic and provide a fabulous experience on Tegra 2 devices."
- Rich Stewart, CEO at Silver Creek Entertainment
Tegra Zone app on Android Market
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