More than just a demonstration of what the engine is capable of, the new Epic Citadel also includes a benchmarking mode and a bunch of updated visuals, for - as they say - added depth.
Jay Wilbur, vice president of Epic Games explains:
While we’ve licensed our engine to help developers build and ship many fantastic games for Android, ‘Epic Citadel’ is our first internally developed product to be released to Android users. It’s a free, easy way to check out the high-quality experience Unreal Engine technology delivers on mobile devices.
So - what features do you get bundled in with this new app? It's all been created with the same Unreal Engine 3 tools and technologies that are behing best-selling games for PC, console and mobile, now viewable for the first time on Android.
It's not quite a game, but Epic Citadel gives gamers the ability to navigate through the dynamic fantasy setting later explored in Infinity Blade. Stroll around the circus bazaar or maybe the cathedral - wherever you choose, Epic Citadel is dazzling.
...but while you celebrate this small victory, Android-owners, I have some bad news for you: Infinity Blade, the game that makes (very) good use of the technology on show in Epic Citadel, will remain an iOS exclusive.
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Jimmy the Geek
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