Ignition Entertainment Announces Blacklight: Tango Down

Today Ignition Entertainment, who brought us the recently released Xbox 360 exclusive Deadly Premonition, announced a new downloadable game – Blacklight: Tango Down. Blacklight is a new near-future First Person Shooter that will change the way gamers look at downloadable shooters. Using Unreal Engine 3, Blacklight will offer a AAA military shooter. Players will be able to customize their character and weapons. Certain weapon upgrades will unlock as the player gains skill and experience points. It is uncertain if there will be a single player campaign, but multiplayer will be included with Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Control Point; more modes will be announced leading up to the launch. Blacklight: Tango Down is expected to release Summer 2010 for Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network, and PC. Full press release is available below.

Curious what the game looks like? Check out new screenshots and the teaser trailer below!


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GLENDALE, CA – March 2nd 2010 – Ignition Entertainment, a UTV Media Communication Company, and Zombie Studios are developing Blacklight: Tango Down, a near-future first person shooter that will offer AAA-quality military shooter action in a downloadable package.  Blacklight: Tango Down will be available Summer 2010 through Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and PC’s.

“We’re excited to be working on a gripping new franchise that will deliver the intense action, thoughtful tactics and in-depth strategies of today’s best multiplayer shooters immersed in an all new universe that gamers will really sink their teeth into,” said Ajay Chada, President of Worldwide Studios, Ignition Entertainment.  “Blacklight: Tango Down is set to change the way gamers view the possibilities of downloadable content because it will offer shooter fans the top quality, deep content and exciting experience that they are used to finding in a retail product but in a downloadable package.”

Blacklight: Tango Down is a fast-paced first person shooter based in a new fictional universe called Blacklight.  Utilizing the cutting-edge graphical power of Epic Games’ Unreal® Engine 3, Blacklight: Tango Down’s near-future setting is brought to life with disturbingly detailed and old-world architecture dripping with modern sci-fi lighting and brightly lit advertisements, an effect that causes each environment to appear both futuristically alien as well as hauntingly familiar.

Blacklight: Tango Down will deliver some of the most exciting multiplayer gameplay available in the shooter category and features numerous gameplay styles and functionality.  These modes include traditional formats like Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch & Control Point, with other modes being announced in the build up to launch.

Blacklight: Tango Down will set itself apart from other games by virtue of its incredibly deep customization features.  Players will be able to alter and upgrade not only their character through experience gained on the battlefield, but also their weapons.  Weapon customizations will unlock as the player gains skill and experience points and will include more basic add-ons like sniper scopes as well as more complex enhancements, such as improved accuracy.

Blacklight: Tango Down is expected to be available in Summer 2010 through Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and PC via various digital outlets.


Ignition Entertainment Limited is a UTV Media Communication company. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in the U.K. with offices in Los Angeles, Florida and Tokyo.  In 2007 it received major investment from UTV Software, a diversified conglomerate based in Mumbai India and listed on the Mumbai and London stock exchanges.  UTV has Walt Disney as its major shareholder, which current owns 60% of its common stock. Major titles include the critically acclaimed Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Arc Rise Fantasia, which will ship in June 2010. For more information on Ignition and its products, visit


UTV Software Communications Limited is India’s leading global integrated media house with business interests in Television, Movies, Broadcasting, Games Content and New Media. UTV India & its subsidiaries (UTV) create, aggregate and disseminate content of various genres across varied distribution platforms. Listed on India’s premier stock exchange, The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Mumbai UTV is India’s only diversified media and Entertainment Company with content creation abilities across platforms and genres. It has subsidiaries with offices across India, UK, USA and Japan. The Walt Disney Company holds a strategic stake in UTV.

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