Previously we reported that some new 3D games built on the Unreal Engine would require dual-core processors like the Tegra 2, but new info suggests we should see some of these games on the current generation of single-core phones that support OpenGL ES 2.0.
The news comes via Trendy Entertainment who is currently developing Dungeon Defenders: First Wave and is planning a cross-platform launch for the holidays. Our friend Andrew from Droid Gamers spotted the following note on their site:
“It’s coming to all iOS devices 3GS & up, and most OpenGL ES2.0 capable Android devices, and with cross-compatible characters has essentially all the same features as the console version (though, at $2.99, less content). “
This means that existing phones like the Samsung Galaxy S, Droid 2, Droid X, and any HTC phone with the second-gen Snapdragon should all be able to enjoy Dungeon Defenders and hopefully other games built with the Unreal Engine.
In addition to iOS and Android, Dungeon Defenders will also be available on PC, Xbox Live, and Playstation Network. Check out the new teaser video for an idea of what to expect.
If you are looking for a 3D RPG to hold you over in the mean time, make sure to check out Pocket Legends for free on the Android Market.