Unreal Engine Ported to Android, First Game Coming this Week

Epic Games has made a lot of mobile phone news lately, first by making the Unreal Engine run on the iPhone, and then with Infinity Blade and the mad sales it has rung up. Now, they’re upping the ante once again, announcing that the Unreal Engine is now ready to be released on Android handsets.

We knew that this was coming, but I don’t think anyone expected it to happen this soon. Heck, Epic even has its first Android game ready to roll out.

Dungeon Defenders: First Wave is the inaugural title for the Engine on Android, featuring cooperative multiplayer, online connectivity, and seamless drop-in-drop-out gameplay. As you might expect, all this awesomeness has a few minimum phone specs attached to it. Here’s what you’ll need in order to play Dungeon Defenders:

  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 800 MHz processor
  • 400 MB of storage

Most recent Android devices should handle this just fine. If yours doesn’t, this is as good an excuse as any to go get that upgrade you’ve been putting off. Plus, you can call it a Christmas gift.

Dungeon Defenders: First Wave is due out this Thursday, December 23. No official word on pricing yet, but as it’s $2.99 on the iPhone, odds are the price will be really similar to that.

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2 Comments on Unreal Engine Ported to Android, First Game Coming this Week

Brandon J. Clark

On December 21, 2010 at 9:54 am

Hey Ron, linked to your story over at EvilAvatar.com. Awesome DIG!

Perception Redemption

On December 22, 2010 at 7:42 am

It looks very promising. Nice initiative Epic Games. Congratulations!