Samsung revealed today its Smartphone GamePad and Mobile Console app to enhance the gaming experience on its popular line of Galaxy devices. Users can also connect Galaxy devices to their TV through an HDMI cable or AllShare Screen Mirroring for console-like experience.
The Smartphone GamePad is attachable to mobile devices ranging from 4-inches to 6.3-inches. It connects with smartphones and tablets through Bluetooth pairing. The most convenient features optimized for Samsung Galaxy devices running Android 4.3 such as Galaxy Note 3, S4, Note II, and S III enable easy connectivity with GamePad via NFC tag and quicker access to games via the “PLAY” button.
By pressing the “PLAY” button, users can easily access the Mobile Console app, Samsung’s new integrated game launching app that opens in conjunction with GamePad to allow users to conveniently browse and purchase game pad supported games.
Mobile Console features games across a variety of categories including traditional racing titles such as EA’s Need for Speed Most Wanted and Gameloft’s Asphalt8 : Airborne, first-person shooter titles such as Gameloft’s Modern Combat 4 : Zero Hour, sports titles such as SEGA’s Virtua Tennis Challenge, and action titles such as Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia : The Shadow and the Flame. The Mobile Console app is available for download through Samsung Apps or by tapping the GamePad’s ”PLAY” button, and offers 35 dedicated games at launch with much more to come in 2014.
The GamePad is is currently available in select European markets and will be available in additional regions in the coming weeks. The availability of the GamePad varies by market.