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Blacklight: Tango Down

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: Ignition Entertainment
Developer: Zombie Studios
Release Date: Summer 2010

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'Blacklight: Tango Down' (ALL) Introduces The Order Faction - New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT

Blacklight, an Unreal-engine powered video game, is a covert military action epic set twenty-five years in the future featuring the same characters and high caliber military action as the planned movie and comic book, but with unique, intersecting storylines that complement each other.

Blacklight: Tango Down is a fast-paced first person shooter based in a new fictional universe called Blacklight. Utilizing the cutting-edge graphical power of Unreal Engine 3, Blacklight: Tango Down’s near-future setting is brought to life with disturbingly detailed and old-world architecture dripping with modern sci-fi lighting and brightly lit advertisements, an effect that causes each environment to appear both futuristically alien as well as hauntingly familiar.

Blacklight: Tango Down will deliver some of the most exciting multiplayer gameplay available in the shooter category and features numerous gameplay styles and functionality. These modes include traditional formats like Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch & Control Point, with other modes being .announced in the build up to launch.

Blacklight: Tango Down will set itself apart from other games by virtue of its incredibly deep customization features. Players will be able to alter and upgrade not only their character through experience gained on the battlefield, but also their weapons. Weapon customizations will unlock as the player gains skill and experience points and will include more basic add-ons like sniper scopes as well as more complex enhancements, such as improved accuracy.


The Order is an elite and secretive military organization whose publicized purpose is to protect the civilian population of Balik, although their efforts are not solely limited to that area. The Order takes pride and honor in being the first respondent into areas infected with disease and SIVs (Sentient Insanity Virus).  The elite group of Special Forces operatives specializes in population- and urban-sector control measures.  The bottom line -- The Order’s goal is to halt the spread of and find an antidote for the virus that is devastating the population.


The Order originally took up arms against the government that was laid low by the initial outbreak of the virus.  The government was seen as an impotent force that was simply unable to tackle the problem. 

With the city of Balik left in ruin, The Order stepped in to rebuild by eliminating the virus… by any means necessary.  The population of Balik was essentially deserted by their leaders, as the government and social support system evaporated overnight.  The Order filled that void, restoring order and keeping the population safe.  Their propaganda states they are not seeking power, territory or wealth, but instead looking to right what they consider to be a wrong.

The Order’s arrival came as a surprise to the international intelligence bureaus, and there are still conflicting theories on where and how they first started. One thing all intelligence bureaus have in agreed upon is that they know that The Order is run by a single leader, are represented by their serpent logo, ignore local law enforcement/military to achieve their goals and have significant financial support, enabling them to purchase cutting-edge technology and deploy it onto the battlefield.


As an organization The Order only recruit their operative through invitation, selecting the highest calibre soldiers from Special Operations and private military organizations.  The Order also hires local militia to gain first-hand knowledge on the area of operations, and to better win the hearts and minds of the local community.  This also provides a platform from which to evangelize their propaganda.

The Order’s technology is hacked top-tier military grade equipment, modified to fit their operations and tactics.  They can easily use equipment from fallen comrades to upgrade and modify their own gear. This sense of modularity is also seen in their bases and fortification style, as they reportedly use street items combined with their own pre-made military equipment.


The Order’s measures and tactics are reportedly clean, tough and on point.  However, there have been rumors of civilian killing and mass executions.  These rumors are currently unsubstantiated and are labeled by The Order as propaganda from those who oppose them. 

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