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Syberia out on iOS

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Syberia out on iOS

Thanks to Microids and Big Fish Interactive, the PC adventure classic Syberia is out on iOS... kind of. Syberia Part 1 is released for free. The game is split into three parts, and each adventure can be unlocked through in-app purchase. The Syberia series is well regarded in adventure circles for its beauty, and intriguing narrative. Even in such a form, the game is easy to recommend for adventure fans. Have a look at the original PC trailer for an example of the weird and wonderful world the game presents for the player. [App Store Link]…


HD overhaul for Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 6 months ago
HD overhaul for Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

Having just lifted the lid on its new iOS Deux Ex game, Square Enix has also delivered good news for Final Fantasy Tactics fans. It seems the Japanese developer decided that the visuals for Final Tantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions could do with spruce up, and has just given the game an HD graphical overhaul. Simply download the latest update, and your low resolution troops will be transformed into super-sharp soldiers of fortune. The update should also improve the draw speed of the visual, too. In non-aesthetic news, Cloud support has also been added, allowing you to access save files regardless of which iOS device you happen to have in your palm. What's more, Squeenix has slashed the…


Deux Ex: The Fall announced for iOS

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 6 months ago
Deux Ex: The Fall announced for iOS

Prepare for imminent iOS augmentation: Square Enix's next Deus Ex game is coming not to home consoles, but to iPhone and iPad. Entitled Deux Ex: The Fall, the game will be a fully-fledged first-person RPG action title, just like its console counterpart Deux Ex: Human Revolution. The game's plot revolves around the supply of the drug which augmented humans (like protagonist Ben Saxon) require to survive. This time out, Square Enix's mobile division has taken on development duties, with involvement from N-Fusion (the team behind Air Mail) and Eidos-Montreal. Rather than being a neutered version of the console title, executive game director at Eidos Montreal Jean-François Dugas …


Titan: Escape the Tower remade for iOS

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Titan: Escape the Tower remade for iOS

There's a growing trend of remaking old game titles for the iOS platform, especially from the Commodore 64 and Amiga. Titan: Escape the Tower, is an update of the gameplay in the original Titan, released in 1989. From the trailer about to be linked, it looks like what would happen if the Arkanoid paddle could move through a series of labyrinths, trying to get the ball to safety (or at least using it to protect itself). The game releases this Thursday, and is looking to be an enjoyable and somewhat unique experience.…


Azkend 2 - The World Beneath free on App Store

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 6 months ago
Azkend 2 - The World Beneath free on App Store

Richly detailed match-three puzzle sequel Azkend 2 - The World Beneath is free to download for a limited time on the App Store. This act of temporary generosity can be attributed to the fact developer 10tons's next title Sparkle 2 is due out on Thursday, and the team is looking to stir up some noise for its upcoming release. Regardless of the reasons behind the game's price drop, fans of the match-three genre would be wise to give this unusual, narrative-driven puzzler a bash. The core puzzle elements are solid, and provide the spine for a quirky story campaign which sees you battling your way out of the centre of the Earth. You can download Azkend 2 - The World Beneath for free right now…


Deep Dungeons of Doom drops onto the App Store

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 6 months ago
Deep Dungeons of Doom drops onto the App Store

After going MIA for a few months following its initial release announcement, retro action adventure Deep Dungeons of Doom has finally appeared on the App Store. As you've probably already guessed from the trope-tastic title, this is a game designed to make lovers of fantasy adventure and pixel-art graphics roll over onto their backs and purr like kittens. Whether it tickles your furry underbelly or not will depend on your fondness for arcade style, one-on-one combat. As you descend through the game's steady stream of single screen dungeons, you'll come up against an increasingly tough line-up of fantastical opponents. Though the actual fighting mechanics consist simply of a block and an a…


Free-to-play sequel Plants vs. Zombies 2 blooming in July

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 6 months ago
Free-to-play sequel Plants vs. Zombies 2 blooming in July

Long awaited tower defence sequel Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time is set to spring up on iOS devices on July 18th. What's more, it's going to be an App Store exclusive, and will be free to download. Much like the most recent Cut the Rope sequel, this new episode of lawn protecting action will propel the player between different periods of history. According to Eurogamer, you'll be shooing zombies off your Egyptian stonework one minute, and keeping your bay free of undead pirates the next. Things are a little different this time out. In addition to setting up towers and blasting zombies with seeds, you'll be able to attack the rotting marauders with your very own fingers by tapping th…


'Bridgy Jones' Engineers its way onto the App Store This Week

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
'Bridgy Jones' Engineers its way onto the App Store This Week

The bridge builder has always been one of the foundations of the physics puzzle genre (how ironic), but aside from a handful of flash games, low key iOS releases and World of Goo, it's never really had too much of a mainstream presence. This Thursday's release of Bridgy Jones won't likely change that, but it is looking to be a fantastic physics puzzler experience if the trailer is anything to go by. Take a look for yourselves. It looks to contain intuitive touch controls for building and deleting your structures, and I saw a little bit of Angry Birds-esque flinging in there too. Intriguing if nothing else. Look for our review sometime after the release.…


Leviathan: Warships' new Update Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Leviathan: Warships' new Update Trailer

You might remember the original trailer for Paradox Interactive's Leviathan: Warships. If not, it featured smooth music and the sultry tones of a new entrant into the land of voiceover supremacy. Well now with their 'Jazzy Update', the voice is back, and just as amusing. The update itself just adds smooth jazz music as an option while you're engaging in naval combat, but the video is worth a watch just for the entertainment value. I about lost it when the boat puns started. Check out our review of the game here.…


Terraria Heading to iOS Soon

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Terraria Heading to iOS Soon

Back in 2011 on the PC, Terraria was released. At the time it looked like a 2D Minecraft with more of a focus on combat. Earlier this year it got ported over to consoles, and now finally it looks to be on its way to iOS. Now with the complexity of the game, the control scheme needs to be fine-tuned, otherwise this release will be dead in the water. Appparently the game has been redesigned with the touch-screen in mind. We'll know when the game is released. For now, have a look at the launch trailer for the console version.…


Champs: Battlegrounds offers a head to head Tactical Experience this Summer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Champs: Battlegrounds offers a head to head Tactical Experience this Summer

From the press release, this sounds like an attempt to create a small scale MOBA (games like League of Legends) on the iOS platform, but instead of a team of individuals working together, you hand pick a team of champs and take their unique abilities into battle against another team. Have a look at the trailer and see what you think. Look for this to be released in the next couple of months.…


Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic coming to iPad

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 6 months ago
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic coming to iPad

BioWare's epic RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is coming to iPad this week. Tongues started wagging about the possibility of an iOS version of KOTOR last week, when publishing house Aspyr accidentally referenced the game in a digital newsletter. However, all speculation was put to rest earlier this morning when IGN published a review of the iPad port. Thankfully, the review is largely positive, though its author does highlight some issues relating to movement controls. We can remember playing the KOTOR way back in 2003, and think the game would be ideally suited to tablet devices. The point-and-click interface of the PC version should translate perfectly onto touchscreens. That…


'9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors' Releases on Japanese iOS

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
'9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors' Releases on Japanese iOS

999 is a very interesting game that I only completed earlier this year myself. I can recommend it to any fan of visual novels and locked room puzzles, and seeing it's just been released on the Japan iOS store with an English port coming in Quarter 4, it will be much easier for those who wish to play it to do so. Here's the thing though, they've removed the locked room puzzles to focus more heavily on the visual novel aspects. To this end they've created a more comic book style presentation, and a flowchart system similar to the one in the game's sequel Virtue's Last Reward (which I shall be playing whenever I finally grab a 3DS). For those unfamiliar with the game, here's the tra…


Badland receives 10 new levels in 'Day II' update

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 6 months ago
Badland receives 10 new levels in 'Day II' update

Side-scrolling auto-flier Badland has just received a massive content injection, in the form of the "Day II" update. What can fans of Frogmind's highly-rated iOS hit expect? Well, downloading the free update (version 1.2) will add 10 brand-new levels to the game's single player campaign. These levels bring with them no less than 30 additional missions. As a bonus, you'll also gain five unlockable achievements upon which to set your sights. If that wasn't enough, we hear that the developer is already hard at work on the next update, which is said to contain another 10 levels. You've got to respect that work ethic. You can download the Badland "Day II" update from the App Store right now.…


Warhammer Quest to hit the App Store at midnight

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 6 months ago
Warhammer Quest to hit the App Store at midnight

At the stroke of midnight, classic Games Workshop tabletop game Warhammer Quest will be reborn on the App Store. Rodeo Games, the folks behind turn-based shooter Hunters 2, have taken it upon themselves to translate the original cardboard adventure game into a touchscreen-friendly iPhone and iPad title. You take control of a small party of warriors, inculding an Dwarf Ironbreaker, an Elf Waywatcher, and a Grey Wizard. It's up to you to guide these characters through a series of perilous dungeons, killing orcs and other nasties as you go. Having played a little Warhammer Quest, we can say that the emphasis here is definitely on tactics. Squad management is priority, and it's important to p…