Korean manufacturer LG has teamed up with mobile gaming giants Gameloft to take on the Nintendo 3DS, releasing 17 new 3D titles for its flagship Optimus 3D handset.
In an LG press release, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, Dr. Jong-seok Park said: “The era of dedicated handheld gaming platform is over.
“Today’s smartphones have the horsepower to compete with the best portable gaming devices and LG Optimus 3D is our proof.
“We think 3D is the natural next step in portable entertainment and LG is eager to throw its hat in the ring with the Optimus 3D and Gameloft’s ‘must-be-seen-to-be-believed’ titles.”
The recently released smartphone uses stereoscopic technology (S-3D) to create a glasses-free 3D effect and features 3D gaming capabilities.
At present, the device comes with 3 pre-installed 3D games; Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, N.O.V.A. (Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance) and Let’s Golf! 2, however, 14 more titles including Shrek Kart, Modern Combat 2 and Real Football 2011 will soon be available following the partnership with Gameloft.
The cache of new games will be sold at discounted prices as LG bid to dislodge the Nintendo 3DS from its position as the device of choice for handheld 3D gamers.
Michel Guillemot, President of Gameloft said: “With the next generation of smartphones offering 3D capabilities, the bar has been raised to a new height. On the Optimus 3D, we’re able to offer our most popular titles to an entirely new audience at very competitive price points.”
With the Optimus 3D set to be joined by HTC’s 3D offering, the HTC Evo 3D, competition in the 3D gaming market looks to be heating up.