Blitz Arcade, the downloadable division of Blitz Games Studios found themselves a World Record holder today, despite having accomplished this feat last year. With the creation of Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Toa in 2009, Blitz now holds the Guiness World Record for the very first stereoscopic 3D console game.
This was exciting news for the developer, as well as a fitting birthday present as Invincible Tiger turns one year old this month. The game is a 70's Kung Fu movie-style side-scroller that sends gamers on a quest through China to reclaim the Star of Destiny. Although fully playable in 2D, gamers can slip on a pair of standard anaglyph glasses and experience the adventure in 3D, as well. (Reportedly without any sacrifice in color or clarity.)
Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao was published by Namco Bandai and is available for PSN and XBLA. (Rated T for Teen) You can visit their Kung Fu website (totally worth it just for the soundtrack) at http://www.invincibletiger.com . As 3D TVs and now video games become the trend, I'm sure the developers at Blitz Arcade are smiling knowing that they were officially the first. As you read this, the rush is on to create TVs and other monitors that can project 3D in all directions without the need for glasses. This year at E3, Nintendo introduced the first 3D console, the 3Ds. Meanwhile, Origins presented the very first 3D laptop. Sony, of course is hastily developing 3D televisions and video games. Will this trend last or is it just a step in the direction of thought-controlled virtual reality? Will all these 3D TVs be obsolete by this time next year? Only time and sales figures can tell. Until then, we shall put our glasses on and wait.