Alright, here it is. March of Heroes, the first Gameloft game powered by Epic’s Unreal Engine that a whole lot of iPhone and iPad gamers have been waiting for.
Ever since Gameloft announced a few months ago that they have signed a licensing agreement with Epic, we were pretty excited to see how Gameloft is going to utilize the powerhouse that is the Unreal Engine. A few days ago, Gameloft dropped the bomb on twitter that their first game to use the Unreal Engine would be called March of Heroes. That’s not a whole lot of information, but it was a start. Now today, Gameloft has uploaded a debut trailer for said title.
The trailer shows some of the scenery, cutscenes and actual gameplay footage. March of Heroes turns out to be a military first person shooter set in fairly modern times. And while the graphics do look good, I have to say that I’m a bit underwhelmed by the trailer. But to be fair, my expectations were sky-high. I expected nothing less than a new mobile FPS graphics standard. In the light of the newly released material that showcases Madfinger’s upcoming third person shooter Shadowgun, March of Heroes can’t impress as much as I’d like it to. However, graphics isn’t the most important feature in a game, so if Gameloft nails the gameplay, I’m more than happy to dig deep into their first Unreal Engine FPS.