‘Epic Citadel’ now available for Android
Epic Games have unexpectedly decided to release their very own tech demo, titled simply Epic Citadel, for Android devices. The demo originally came out more than two years ago for iOS and features in its current form a fairly large map, which players can explore – from the circus bazaar and the sweeping cathedral in the center of town to a flowing river nearby. Movement is executed through dual on-screen joysticks or by tapping forward. Visually the demo still holds up pretty well, although some recent titles (Wild Blood) have either managed to reach the same quality or slightly surpass it. Bear in mind though that Epic Citadel isn’t a game in the traditional sense, but rather a tool to demonstrate the technical capabilities of the award-winning Unreal Engine 3 on mobile platforms – specifically:
Android users can now also gather performance data through the Benchmarking Mode and compare results. Epic Citadel roughly takes up 177 MB of space and can be downloaded for free from the Play Store. Wheter this means that Infinity Blade I & II will come out for Android in the near future is yet to be seen.