Arma Tactics announced for Nvidia's Project Shield
by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 30, 2013 8:15AM PST
When Nvidia announced its big goofy Android handheld Project Shield earlier in the month, it also quietly revealed Arma Tactics as one of its games. Developer Bohemia Interactive today formally announced that mobile game as a "turn-based close-combat strategy" affair, mentioning the XCOM and Jagged Alliance series as influences. It'll be available for other Nvidia Tegra-powered devices, mind, and may hit other platforms later too.
Arma Tactics gives you control of a four-man squad, on a turn-based mission to shoot other men in the face. As well as a proper story-driven single-player campaign, it'll boast procedurally generated missions with randomised objectives. Your characters can level up across mission, and you get to unlock and upgrade weapons too.
"Whether using stealth or a more direct approach, players will need to use their strategic thinking and use both basic and advanced weaponry while facing many different opponents - ranging from unorganized local militia to smart and skilled mercenaries," Bohemia says.
Arma Tactics will debut for Nvidia Tegra devices between April and June this year. It'll support multiple screens on Project Shield, letting spectators see the game from other angles on a television or what have you. Bohemia says it may potentially come to platforms including PC, Mac, Linux and iOS from Q3 2013 onwards. Hit the official site for more information.