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Final Fantasy creator goes free-to-play with his next game Terra Battle

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
Final Fantasy creator goes free-to-play with his next game Terra Battle

The acclaimed designer and director of the Final Fantasy franchise, Hironobu Sakaguchi is going free-to-play with his upcoming mobile RPG Terra Battle. Coming from a translated Famitsu article, information on Terra Battle is still a little sparse. While it is being built around a free-to-play model, it is designed to be completable without having to spend any penny - providing you have the patients and time. In the article Sakaguchi also cryptically states that he is hoping to work in collaboration with other game creators on the project. Though it is unclear exactly what this means we would not be adverse to paying for guest director quests that spin-off from the main tale. As wel…


The Witcher Battle Arena brings the fantasy series to iOS as a MOBA

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
The Witcher Battle Arena brings the fantasy series to iOS as a MOBA

While The Witcher 3 may have been pushed back to 2015, fans of the franchise won’t have to wait that long for their next fix because CD Project has just unveiled The Witcher Battle Arena for iOS. Rather than mimicking the expansive RPG formula of the main series, this mobile take on The Witcher is a MOBA. Like League of Legends and Dota 2, the gameplay revolves around capturing and holding strategic points to gain victory. Where it differs from much of the genre, however, is its focus on short intense battles. Allowing up to six people to play together online, The Witcher Battle Arena offers plenty of game options. You can choose to play in six-way matches, enter into three-on-three…


Mushroom Wars 2 features re-worked multiplayer, deeper gameplay, and UFOs

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Mushroom Wars 2 features re-worked multiplayer, deeper gameplay, and UFOs

The original Mushroom Wars went down rather well with fans and critics alike when it was released, focusing as it did on realtime strategy and adorable visuals. Mushroom Wars 2 has just been announced, and from early word on the game, it looks like it'll be more of the same army-battling shenanigans and warring toadstools. The game's publisher Zillion Whales just dropped a big package of details about it onto us, and the company is promising an all new single player mode of over 20 stages, with multiple difficulty levels, set across the Mushroom Universe, complete with new enemies, and new battle tactics to implement. If you win an encounter it'll give you a boost to your morale, which…


Final Fantasy Artniks Dive is an upcomming free-to-play game from Square Enix and GREE

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Final Fantasy Artniks Dive is an upcomming free-to-play game from Square Enix and GREE

Final Fantasy and free-to-play has had a rocky history together. Hell, Final Fantasy and mobiles haven't always been the best of friends either. For every super classy remake of Final Fantasy IV, there's a visual misstep in Final Fantasy VI.For every mega impressive Final Fantasy Agito, there's a diabolical Final Fantasy: All The Bravest. So when we saw that Square Enix had partnered with GREE to create its next mobile Final Fantasy, and that it would be free-to-play, you can imagine that we were cautious about getting too excited. There's very little information out in the wild about the game right now. We know it's coming to iOS and Android, and that you probably won't need a beast of a…


Huge Disco Zoo update lets you catch animals in space

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
Huge Disco Zoo update lets you catch animals in space

Disco Zoo’s latest update has brought a host of new features to NimbleBit’s casual puzzler. The biggest change comes in the form of two new environments, city and space, which add twelve new animal types for you to hunt down for your exhibits. The city setting works much like previous ones, letting you trade coins to engage in the game’s Battleship-like expeditions to capture animals. Space, however, can only be explored by spending a new in-game currency: the imaginatively titled Space Coins. These can only be earned by capturing specific animals to order from other habitats, or through in-app purchases. The update also adds ways to jazz up your enclosures using eithe…


Beautiful botanical point-and-click adventure Botanicula is on sale for the first time

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
Beautiful botanical point-and-click adventure Botanicula is on sale for the first time

The gorgeously floral adventure game Botanicula has been in bloom on the iPad for three months now. In fact, it's fourished so well that developer Amanita Design has given its price a prune for the summer. The charming point-and-click game has you guiding a troop of tiny creatures along the branches of a tree. Their home is under attack, forcing them to flee in order to rescue their arboreal homestead's last remaining seed. Each creature has its own unique powers. From the stick-like being that can extend to create bridges over dangers, to the rotund orb that illuminates the dark, every beastie must be nurtured and mastered to guide the team to victory. Botanical is currently &poun…


Rush Horizon looks like Out Run and Temple Run in one sun-soaked racing package

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Rush Horizon looks like Out Run and Temple Run in one sun-soaked racing package

I'm a sucker for Out Run, and I love me a bit of Temple Run. Sometimes I cry myself to sleep at night knowing that I can't play both games at the same time. Rush Horizon looks like it may save me from having more tear-soaked sleepytimes. The game is in development by Game Juice, a South Korean team of three that are looking to blend classic arcade racing with modern endless running. Featuring touchscreen and tilt controls, 10 sports cars, other vehicles and obstacles to dodge, lots of upgrades to unlock, and a continuous transcontinental race across coastal areas, cities, deserts, valleys, and more, it sounds like there's plenty in here to be getting on with. I'm quite excited to see h…


Mobile version of War Thunder could let you battle PlayStation 4 and PC players

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Mobile version of War Thunder could let you battle PlayStation 4 and PC players

File this firmly in the 'rumour and speculation' file for now. We recently received a press release from Gaijin Entertainment, celebrating the success that console and PC combat sim War Thunder had amongst press at E3. You can read the press release here if you like. The bit that specifically caught my eye was the following; "War Thunder was the only game at E3 to have cross platform play working across five different platforms including PC, Mac OS, Linux, PlayStation 4 and a new unannounced platform, shown only behind closed doors". What is that unannounced platform? Let's do a little speculating. From a business standpoint, cross-platform play between PC, Mac, Linux, and PlayStation 4…


Star Wars: Commander is basically Clash of Clans with Han Solo

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Star Wars: Commander is basically Clash of Clans with Han Solo

Have you ever wanted to issue orders to a batallion of Stormtroopers in an attempt to crush the Rebel Alliance and dominate the galaxy in the name of The Sith? Well, you're a monster. However, if you really have to, Star Wars: Commander is a safe space to exercise your dark desires. Currently soft-launched in Australia, this strategy management title asks you to choose a side - either the Rebellion or the Empire - and build a fortress capable of withstanding any attack from aggressors. You can take the fight to the enemy too, building and upgrading an army, before sending it out to destroy other bases. It's like Clash of Clans, only with Tie Fighters. Instead of Barbari…


Epic RPG The Banner Saga coming to iOS this summer

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 1 week ago
Epic RPG The Banner Saga coming to iOS this summer

The Banner Saga has made quite the name for itself on PC since it was released earlier this year. Now, developer Stoic Studios has confirmed that the acclaimed RPG is now destined for the App Store. Thrown into in a medieval viking world, you must journey through stunning 2D nordic environments on a mission to save civilization. With over 25 playable characters, there are plenty of ways for this grave story to play out. With every choice you make impacting the story and fate of your characters, each decision must be carefully weighed. Stoic Studio team is made up of ex-Mass Effect developers, so The Banner Saga’s pedigree is not in question. That said, we look forward to seei…


World of Tanks Blitz has just rolled onto iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 1 week ago
World of Tanks Blitz has just rolled onto iPhone and iPad

Having been soft-launched in selected territories a number of weeks ago, World of Tanks Blitz is now available in App Stores everywhere. If you're not familiar, World of Tanks Blitz is Wargaming’s iOS interpretation of its incredibly popular PC and Xbox free-to-play MMO World of Tanks.  However, this seven-on-seven tank combat game is not a straight port of the original series. Wargaming has created it from the ground up for touchscreen, and optimised the historically-inspired military battles mobile online play. Though it is free-to-play, World of Tanks Blitz doesn't feature timers or energy systems. Instead, in-app purchases allow you to buy and upgrade the game's…


Plants vs Zombies 2 gets medieval with the first Dark Ages update

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 1 week ago
Plants vs Zombies 2 gets medieval with the first Dark Ages update

PopCap is sending Plants vs Zombies 2 back to days of yore with its new Dark Ages Part 1 update. These new levels take place at night. With no sun to help your plants grow you are forced rely on shine-creating flora like the Sun-shroom, the Puff-shroom (which costs nothing to grow), and a host of other new night loving plants. Gravestones have also been added to levels. These creepy monoliths can be smashed to give sunshine or plant food bonuses. Don't get too excited about your beefed up abourial arsenal, however, because the zombies have also had their numbers bolstered. An undead peasant zombie has taken its place among the shambling masses, while the medieval Gargantuar’s hul…


Assassin's Creed Pirates gets a new mission with the Freedom update

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 1 week ago
Assassin's Creed Pirates gets a new mission with the Freedom update

Ubisoft has added yet more content to Assassin's Creed Pirates, this time with the Freedom update. The update brings with it a wealth of riches, but the biggest haul is a new chapter appendix. This additional mission has you destroying the jail fortress in La Isla de la Juventud in order to free slaves and unlock an exclusive bonus. An improved daily reward system also lets you gain increasingly valuable treasures for repeat visits to the game. Random booty has been scattered throughout the Caribbean seas, too, while syncing your account with your Facebook profile will earn you a special gift. The new features don’t end there, with the update offering you more freedom in how you c…


Canabalt receives widescreen support and new runners

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 1 week ago
Canabalt receives widescreen support and new runners

With appeal seemingly as endless as its roof-hopping gameplay, Canabalt, the game that started our love of endless-runners, is has been dragged into line with the latest iPhone generation. This update finally adds widescreen support for iPhone 5 and above. While in many games a wider aspect ratio doesn't bring a huge amount, in a title that requires you to react to upcoming obstacles it make a huge difference. We are already noticing our average run times creeping up, and it's been months since we last played. Three additional runners have also been thrown into the mix. These characters are not selectable, seeming to spawn randomly at the start of your run. Unfortunately, so far we…


Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville is on the App Store now

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 1 week ago
Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville is on the App Store now

Cartoon Network is letting you take control of Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup in its new 2D adventure-shooter, Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville. Taking to the skies as everyone’s favorite crime-fighting triplets, you must foil Mojo Jojo's latest dastardly scheme. The evil monkey has blasted the girls with his Disremember Ray, causing them to forget their powers. To remedy this terrible amnesia the girls must journey to the farthest reaches of Townsville, smashing through the hundreds of robots that stand in their way. Like the best metroidvanias, as you gather the girls (you start off the game as Buttercup) you gain access to their unique powers, enabling you to…