Namco’s “Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy” Retina iPad Game Goes Live In The App Store

The Retina-ready iPad game Namco demoed onstage at Apple’s media event last week has gone live in the App Store. Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy costs $5 as a universal download for the iPhone and iPad.

Like Skies of Glory and other 3D flight simulators, Sky Gamblers uses your iOS device’s accelerometer and gyroscopes to control your fighter jet in the air. The graphics looked stunning onstage last week, so we can’t wait to try this game on our new iPads this weekend!

FORGET EVERYTHING YOU’VE PLAYED! THIS IS THE ULTIMATE AIR COMBAT GAME that’s taking the world by storm! Designed with the latest iOS technology and features, Air Supremacy is a never-before-seen 3D experience. With an extensive single player campaign and revolutionary multiplayer modes, the non-stop action will keep you at the edge of your seat!

Do you have what it takes to become the supreme lord of the skies?

A LEVEL OF GAMING NEVER SEEN BEFORE AND IT’S ONLY ON iOS!
Until now, only consoles could deliver this kind of immersive audio-visual gaming experience. With iOS, Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad brings you unparalleled visuals, special effects and audio including: bump mapping, atmospheric scattering, volumetric clouds with realistic lighting, sun glare, day & night transitions, God rays and more! And with Airplay, it’s explosive entertainment for all your friends and family!

AN OPTIMIZED EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE ON iPAD AND iPHONE 4S
The newest iOS devices offer even more enhancements: high definition textures with 4x greater detail, 4x anisotropic filtering, High Dynamic Range (HDR) rendering, radial blur, jet engine heat haze, refractive raindrops and more!

Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy is available in the App Store now.

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  • Chase Keeling

    Nice I really like the detail in the Open GL Realtime Shadows and the Rays from the sun…  especially the water and lighting too

  • Arman Safari

    Just bought it and i love this game on my iphone 4! Best game ever. Looking forward to play it on my new iPad!

  • Boris

    Me is definitely impressed with performance of graphics.   

  • Brent Biglow

    I was just wondering how large the file is here, this is truly the first 3D retina game, it’ll be interesting to see how big apps such as these will get. Anyone?

  • macmaven

    It’s very small actually. 360MB download.

  • Matt Sevely

    Close your eyes, press play. You can almost hear Steve Jobs speaking, same tone of voice, same rhythm.

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