NVIDIA Tegra HD Mobile Games Arrives in Android Market

With an avalanche of Android tablets powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 2, several Tegra-optimized HD games are now listed -- including Samurai II: Vengeance, Spectral Souls, Backbreaker football, Dungeon Defenders, and an HD version of Fruit Ninja. The games range in price from $3 to about $14.50.The descriptions proclaim smoother 3D, more realistic textures, and an […]

With an avalanche of Android tablets powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 2, several Tegra-optimized HD games are now listed -- including Samurai II: Vengeance, Spectral Souls, Backbreaker football, Dungeon Defenders, and an HD version of Fruit Ninja. The games range in price from $3 to about $14.50.

The descriptions proclaim smoother 3D, more realistic textures, and an overall superior gaming experience -- and not just when compared to the original Android versions. Samurai II proclaims "even more visual stunning graphics and polished gameplay" than its iOS version.

It seems like writing apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad would generally be a safer bet — but if the Motorola XOOM, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or other Tegra 2-based Android tablets turn into big success stories this year, the developers behind these apps could certainly stand to benefit.

NVIDIA is also expected to launch a Tegra Zone app soon, to make it easier to find apps optimized for the platform.

Watch the gameplay footage! embedded below:

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