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First Android game using Unreal Engine 3, Dungeon Defenders, coming December 23

December 18, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson

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Dungeon Defenders: First Wave

It seems like Android is getting a new great game every other day, and Google’s platform is finally getting the attention it deserves from game developers. In less than a week on December 23, gaming on Android will hit another milestone since it’s the launch date of RPG Dungeon Defenders — the first Android title using the Unreal Engine 3.

The Unreal Engine is developed by Epic, and hundreds of popular games on all major platforms have used the engine since its release in 1998. Version 3 of Epic’s creation is designed for PCs, the Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, and features advanced techniques such as HDRR, dynamic shadows and per-pixel lightning. That’s why there is reason to be excited when Android can be added to the list of supported platforms.

Dungeon Defenders: First Wave is a role-playing game in 3-D, which supports both offline and online modes, as well as cooperative gameplay. From the look of it, the game is somewhat similar to World of Warcraft.

The best part is that most high-end Android devices released in 2010 should be able to handle games based on Unreal Engine 3. The hardware requirements for Dungeon Defenders is 512MB of RAM, a 800+ MHz processor, at least 400MB of free SD card storage and Android 2.1 or later.

Dungeon Defenders: First Wave will cost a reasonable $2.99 when it drops in the Market on December 23 (next Thursday). Check the bottom of the post for a full list of requirements and a compatibility list.

Basic Requirements:

  • 512 MB RAM
  • GPU capable of OpenGL ES 2.0
  • Android 2.1 Eclair
  • 800 MHz CPU or greater recommended
  • SD card with at least 400 MB free storage

Specifically Tested Compatibility List:

  • All Tegra 2 Based Devices: Fully Compatible
  • Nexus S: Fully Compatible
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab: Fully Compatible
  • Samsung Galaxy based Cell Phones: Fully Compatible on all with 100 MB RAM free
  • Droid 2: Fully Compatible
  • Droid X: Fully Compatible
  • HTC Evo 4G: Fully Compatible
  • HTC Incredible: Fully Compatible
  • myTouch 4G: Mostly compatible, have some occasional stability issue
  • T-Mobile G2: Fully compatible
  • Dell Streak: Fully compatible
  • HTC Desire: Fully compatible
  • Nexus One: Fully compatible

Via [Android and Me]