Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Engadget: Lazer Tag gets the revamp nod by Hasbro
We've been talking about this for a while now, but dum dum dum daaaa.. it's official:) Hasbro are bringing Lazer Tag back, and with an all new HUD display via an apple iPhone/iTouch. Which bothers me because I HATE apple products... but this might just be the thing to force me to buy one:P If the rumours we were hearing (albeit reliable sources!) are true, these should be backwards compatible to an extent with the older Phoenix LTXs and original LTTO gear... which would be very cool.
From the press release:
From the makers of the popular NERF blasters comes the revolutionary LAZER TAG system, combining the power, precision and excitement of live-action blaster battles with the high-action, strategic, augmented reality gameplay of traditional video games. To experience the LAZER TAG game, players download the free LAZER TAG app to their iPhone or iPod touch device, connect their device to their LAZER TAG blaster, and find themselves immersed in a world where video games and real life connect. Using either single or multi-player mode, players can engage in a LAZER TAG match featuring either real life worlds or virtual opponents.
Each LAZER TAG blaster equipped with a device has a virtual firing range of over 250 feet and contains a 'Heads Up Display', or HUD, which allows players to keep track of their gear and remaining power, while also providing a view of the augmented reality targets and enemies in the area. A virtual leaderboard keeps track of each player's profile and, with every successful mission, players will gain in-game access to upgradeable attacks, missions and gear. With LAZER TAG blasters, the stakes are high, the game is real. Don't just play it, live it.
More at Engadget:
Hasbro reinvents Lazer Tag for the smartphone generation, lets you live out your Doom-fueled fantasies -- Engadget:
Also, when it comes to all things laser tag, check out Tactical Tag- Mike's always got the scoop on it and his views are always pretty on the mark and thought provoking:)
Posted by Pocket. Esq. at 09:49