Gameloft announced today that it has partnered with LG to optimize a number of its titles for the Korean manufacturer's upcoming Optimus 3D MAX smartphone. The following games will take advantage of the MAX's glasses-free 3D technology and will be available through LG Smart World upon the device's release:
- Assassin’s Creed 3D
- Dungeon Hunter 2 3D
- James Cameron’s Avatar 3D
- N.O.V.A. 2 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance 3D
- Shrek Kart 3D
- BackStab 3D
- Fishing Kings 3D
- Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus 3D
- Shadow Guardian 3D
- Spider-Man: Total Mayhem 3D, Order & Chaos
- Splinter Cell 3D
We got our hands on the Optimus 3D MAX back at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and while LG hasn't done much in terms of bumping the specs of its original Optimus 3D, it has added the ability to turn your plain old 2D apps into 3D ones. The titles above aren't so much simply converted as they are "optimized", so we're looking forward to seeing what Gameloft has done in terms of turning its titles into full-blown 3D experiences. Gameloft's announcement can be found after the break.
GAMELOFT AND LG PRESENT NEW AND EVOLVED 3D MOBILE GAMING EXPERIENCES
High-quality games are combined on LG Optimus 3D MAX with powerful 3D technology and sleeker design for a 3D mobile gaming experience
Paris, March xx, 2012: Gameloft®, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, and LG Electronics (LG), one of the top technological innovators in the field of mobile communications in the world, announced their new collaboration aiming to optimize several Gameloft video games for the new LG Optimus 3D Max smartphone.
Assassin’s Creed 3D, Dungeon Hunter 2 3D, James Cameron’s Avatar 3D, N.O.V.A. 2 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance 3D, Shrek Kart 3D, BackStab 3D, Fishing Kings 3D, Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus 3D, Shadow Guardian 3D and Spider-Man: Total Mayhem 3D, Order & Chaos and Splinter Cell 3D will be available through LG Smart World and will be optimized to take full advantage of the cutting-edge mobile technology in the LG Optimus 3D Max. Equipped with true 3D entertainment features with improved 2D-3D compatibility configuration, users can fully enjoy a 3D experience without 3D glasses. Users will also have the ability to convert Google Earth, Google Maps and other road views into 3D using the enhanced 3D Converter. Furthermore, 3D photos and videos captured by the Optimus 3D Max can be viewed in a single-screen mode in 2D and easily be toggled between 2D and 3D using the 3D Hot Key mounted on the side of the phone.
“We’re thrilled to work with LG Electronics to illustrate the potential of this high-end technology on the new LG Optimus 3D Max. This collaboration with a well-known technological innovator such as LG Electronics will allow us to push the 3D experience even further,” stated Gonzague de Vallois, Senior Vice President of Publishing at Gameloft.
The new LG Optimus 3D Max is scheduled for release in March with a 4.3” WVGA IPS LCD display, dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP processor, two 5-megapixel rear cameras, front-facing camera, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 21Mbps HSPA, NFC, DLNA, and 8GB of internal storage. At 9.6mm, the Optimus 3D Max is slimmer than its predecessor. It will initially run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but an upgrade to 4.0 ICS is expected.
“LG’s continued partnership with Gameloft will further contribute to bringing maximum entertainment to our users," said Yongseok Jang, the Vice President, MC Strategy Planning Division at LGElectronics. He added, “With the enhanced performance available on the Optimus 3D Max, users will be able to enjoy the advanced 3D gaming experience backed by ample content from Gameloft, and leading 3D technology from LG.”