Epic Citadel tech demo arrives on Android phones

If you’re a gamer, then you’ve heard of the Unreal Engine. No ifs, no buts, if you’re a gamer, then you’ve likely already played many games that use it, but what you might not know is that creator Epic has been working on bringing a tech demo of it onto Android phones. Well, they now have, and here it is! Say hello to Epic Citadel

Right then, that’s not a game, but damn, if that ain’t impressive! What you’re seeing there is a tech demo, to show off how well Unreal can run on Android phones. Well, it turns out that it runs really rather well indeed

What the demo is, right, is a fully rendered castle and keep, that you can wander round while having a look at things (in that way, it’s essentially Karl Pilkington: The Game), but what’s really cool is how bleedin’ gorgeous the world looks. It may not look quite as mind-blowingly stunning as modern Unreal Engine games (Dishonored, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron immediately spring to mind), but seriously, it looks a console game from this generation. We’re not talking last-gen PS2-era graphics, here; this really could pass for a console game from (albeit early on in) this generation.

It looks brilliant on 720p phones like the Samsung Galaxy S3, too; I can only imagine how gobsmacking it looks on 1080p phones like the Sony Xperia Z

Oh, and also, there’s one other intriguing possibility to consider, here. With the release of the Epic Citadel demo on Android, it may be an indication that us Android users are going to be getting one of the best mobile game franchises ever made, a game that sells like gangbusters (and with very good reason) on the likes of the iPhone 5. Yes, I mean the Infinity Blade series.

I really hope that bit comes true…

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