Nostalgic lightgun gaming fans and lovers of new adventures can soon experience fun for the whole crew with MARS, an innovative point-and-shoot lightgun gaming system built for today’s living rooms. Learn more about this newly developed technology below, and pre-order yours today!
At one point or another, you may have played a lightgun game, whether it was at an arcade or on the NES. However, these older formats required Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) televisions and used the CRT Scanline targeting method to operate. As televisions with LCD and plasma screens became more widespread, the technology was no longer compatible. With that in mind, our talented team developed new technology to allow MARS to be used with all modern TVs and projectors. With the LIGHTCON™ (lightgun) and the IR STATION™ (camera) working in tandem, the unit ensures unprecedented accuracy.
When it comes to compatibility, the camera in the MARS IR STATION is key, while the low power IR laser in the MARS LIGHTCON helps every shot land where it’s supposed to. Playing with a friend? No problem! Each MARS unit can track the gameplay of up to four players with the same pinpoint accuracy you’d experience by yourself. As a whole new way to play, MARS is something you’ll need to experience for yourself. The adventure is just beginning, so make sure you check out all it has to offer!
Whether you’re an avid gamer or an enthusiastic rookie, we want you to have fun. With MARS, we’ve built a truly immersive gaming experience that you’ll love to play over and over again. Wondering what games we have to offer? At launch, we’ll have three exciting titles you can pick up: Big Buck Hunter: Arcade, Qubit’s QuestTM, or Voyage of the DeadTM.
- With Big Buck Hunter: Arcade, there’s no need to wake up at the crack of dawn or climb through the marsh and woods. MARS is bringing the #1 hunting arcade experience right to your living room as you track down wild game in Whitetail, Moose, and Elk adventures.
- Built just for MARS, Qubit’s Quest is an action platformer for up to 4-players of all ages who are on a mission to protect a loyal and very cute robotic canine, Qubit. Play a co-op adventure campaign or compete with other players in ten fast-paced minigames!
- In Voyage of the Dead, another MARS exclusive, up to 4-players find themselves aboard a cruise ship overrun by a zombie outbreak. With a quirky art style and campy humor, you’ll laugh as you fight against a horde of undead menaces to protect passengers and escape the chaos.
Each MARS Starter Pack bundle ($99.99 MSRP) will be packed with one LIGHTCON, an IR STATION, and one of the three exhilarating games listed above. Each game also will be available separately via the Microsoft Store on Xbox One for $19.99 each.
Reserve your MARS Starter Pack today! Pre-orders from now until launch will include an additional free MARS LIGHTCON ($29.99 MSRP), available via mars.pdp.com*, Amazon, GameStop, Walmart and the Microsoft Store.
We’re excited to share this new lightgun gaming system with you! E3 attendees can get a sneak peek at MARS in booth #4244 in West hall (press demos available by appointment).
*See mars.pdp.com/preorder for offer details.