Namco Bandai just announced that their upcoming kung fu fighter Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao will be the first console game that will support stereoscopic 3D. This won’t mean much unless you have a high-end 3D Ready TV, so thankfully they’ve also included regular ol’ anaglyph 3d which works with any TV and the usual red and cyan glasses, which will apparently be made available for free through their site if you don’t have a pair laying around somewhere.
“We are very excited to be breaking new technology ground with Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao,” said Todd Thorson, director of marketing and public relations for NAMCO BANDAI Games. “The inclusion of multiple 3D technologies gives players the opportunity to view and play this already fantastic game in a whole new way.”
Course, it’s entirely optional to play it in 3d at all, but think about how satisfying it must be to kick your enemies off into the distance, or to swing on ropes to the foreground? The story for this game is about as standard as you can get- you’re a badass kung fu master looking for a stolen trinket in ancient China, fighting foes to a 70s soundtrack. On first glance it also unfortunately looks similar to the disappointing Rag Doll Kung Fu, but it’s oh so much more than that.
First, check out the slick animation in the trailer. The way your character moves is fantastic, the counter moves, special Zen attacks and enemy designs all look superb. This is the way you do a beat’m up.
The game will also support two player co-op, online or offline, as well as other multiplayer modes such as an endurance mode.
Could this be the next great beat’m up fighter? We’ll find out when Invincible Tiger hits Xbox Live and the Playstation Network August 26th and August 27th, respectively.