NVIDIA announced their new SHIELD Tablet today, upping the game and presenting us with a solid gaming tablet at a great price. There are a slew of new games coming out to compliment the tablet, and some of them look downright awesome. Trine 2, Pure Chess, War Thunder, The Talos Principle, and others are on their way before or just after the tablet launches. Some of them, like Trine 2, will come pre-loaded on the SHIELD Tablet.
War Thunder is a WWII combat game. It's also an online multiplayer game. It's been available in beta on the Mac, PC, and PS4 for a little bit. The game already has a solid user base, so you won't have any issues finding enemies to shoot out of the sky. Users control either a plane or a tank and have different simulation levels so you can play in a classic arcade view if you like. The game may be ready for launch by the time the SHIELD Tablet comes out, but it may not land until a little while after.
Trine 2 is a puzzle platformer. You play as a rogue, warrior, or mage. Each character has special abilities that make them valuable at different points in the game. The graphics look awesome, and there's a multiplayer mode with support for up to three players at a time. This new multiplayer mode is just on the SHIELD Tablet, but the game itself is already out on consoles and the PC. The SHIELD Tablet will come with a full version of the game.
Pure Chess is another game that's coming to the SHIELD Tablet. It's a chess game, and there's not much more to it. The chess pieces themselves look amazingly lifelike. It's been available on the PS3, PS Vita, PS4, Wii U, Android, and iOS for a while. You love chess, right?
The Talos Principle is an original for NVIDIA. It's not out on any other platform right now. It's a first person puzzler with lasers and mirrors. It is coming out for PC later on this year. It probably won't launch with the SHIELD Tablet, but we expect it to be available around the same time as the PC version.
The new SHIELD Tablet hardware looks great, and these games should all run very well on its Tegra K1 chipset. What do you think?