April 12th, 2007, 19:53 Posted By: Shrygue
via Computer and Video Games
Have you ever been to one of those 3D cinemas in which you wear a pair of special glasses that makes the on-screen action leap out at you? It's like something out of Back to the Future.
Now a new DS game, Glory Days 2, will use similar technology to make the on-screen graphics appear to stand out of the screen.
The 2D shooter, which bares some resemblance to old-time classic, Choplifter, will come packaged with a pair of 3D glasses that will make objects in the foreground stand out from the background.
It sounds cool, so we spoke to Ghostlight representative, Adrian Clews, who told us: "The game uses the Pufrich 3D effect to enhance the visual depth of the game."
It doesn't use those crappy red and blue glasses that used to come with sticker books, the glasses actually appear to be clear. "By placing a slightly darker shade over one eye, light reaches that eye slower than the other, causing the 3D effect - it's like a mind trick," explained Clews.
Glory Days 2, due out in early June, is an action shooter that puts you in control of land and air vehicles from WWII eras to the present day. You'll be blasting your way through 16 missions with fighter jets, helicopters and tanks and other weapons, and with up to 250 ground units operating simultaneously, it promises to be chaotic.
Wi-Fi multiplayer is also included, allowing two players to go head-to-head.
Is 3D-illusional graphics the future of games? Look out for more on Glory Days 2 next week on CVG.
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