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OTTTD just got even more OTT with new endless mode and enemies

News By Alex Beech, 3 years, 4 months ago
OTTTD just got even more OTT with new endless mode and enemies

The wonderfully fast-paced mix of RTS and tower defence that is OTTTD just got even more bombastic with a brand new update. OTTTD was never short on challenge, but this update bolsters the toughness with a new endless mode. Containing five missions, this mode has you holding back unending swarms of walking eyeballs and floating sharks in an attempt to make your mark on the leaderboards. If five endless missions weren’t enough, the campaign has also had an overhaul. Another five missions have been added here also, along with 20 new enemy types to test your mettle. To help you in your ongoing war, Herocorp has sent in additional supplies. A tactical field guide offers you a com…

BlazBlue: Battle Cards is a Western-made iOS card battler from the makers of a shaving game

News By Peter Willington, 3 years, 4 months ago
BlazBlue: Battle Cards is a Western-made iOS card battler from the makers of a shaving game

BlazBlue and portable gaming has had quite the history together since the series launched in 2010. The main games of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Continuum Shift II, Continuum Shift Extend, and Chrono Phantasma have had various PSP / Vita / 3DS releases to keep 2D fighters busy. Even super niche side-story stuff like BlayzBloo: Super Melee Brawlers Battle Royale, BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma, and Xblaze Code: Embryo have hit handhelds. However, smartphones are still yet to pay witness to the deeds of Ragna the Bloodedge, Bang Shishigami, and Jin Kisaragi. That's all set to change this Fall, as Aksys Games has announced it will be publishing BlazBlue: Battle Cards for iOS (and possible Android…

Plague Inc. to receive Dawn of the Planet of the Apes update

News By Alex Beech, 3 years, 4 months ago
Plague Inc. to receive Dawn of the Planet of the Apes update

Ndemic Creations superb viral outbreak simulator Plague Inc. is about to receive another update, this time featuring content from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The simian flu featured in the movie kills humans, while also making apes smarter. This disease adds a new layer to the plague-spreading gameplay, because - on top of trying to keep the virus one step ahead of a cure - you will also be able to actively sabotage mankind's efforts to stop it by guiding your new primate pals. Communicating with your superior-simian friends as they spread the disease, you can guide them to smash research labs or keep them safe from detection while you try to crown them the new rulers of the pla…

The Angry Birds are going to South Hamerica in the latest Seasons update

News By Alex Beech, 3 years, 4 months ago
The Angry Birds are going to South Hamerica in the latest Seasons update

Those Angry Birds are at it again, this time with another huge update to Angry Birds Seasons. This latest embiggening of the aggressive avian’s adventures sends the flock to South Hamerica to take on 24 new levels. These new missions have you firing your birds over mountains to try and stop the evil piggies from stealing treasure. The mountain range - probably called the Hamdes - is filled with ancient statues, relics, and rope bridges for you to smash your way through as you attempt to bring down the savage swine by solving the game’s physics-based puzzles. The 24 standard levels are accompanied by three bonus stages, providing you are skilled enough to unlock them. Angry…

Hitman GO update sends Agent 47 to the airport in new chapter

News By Alex Beech, 3 years, 4 months ago
Hitman GO update sends Agent 47 to the airport in new chapter

Square Enix Montreal’s fantastic Hitman GO has just received an additional chapter in its latest update. The Airport chapter adds a whole new set of missions to the this turn-based take on the Hitman franchise. As with previous chapters, the Airport is broken up into a number of diorama-like stages that have you moving past various security measures en route to your unfortunate mark. This setting brings with it a host of challenges to overcome. These include moving walkways that rapidly move you through extended locations, and high alert guards that can monitor two paths at once. IN addition to these new obstacles, Agent 47 now has an additional trick in his arsenal: patience…

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is spotted in the wilds of the App Store, has large bounty on its head

News By Peter Willington, 3 years, 4 months ago
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is spotted in the wilds of the App Store, has large bounty on its head

We've known Monster Hunter Freedom Unite would be coming to iOS for some time now, but the question on our lips has always been "when"? "Now!" is the answer, as the title is currently available in App Stores the world over. And that's good news, because we've been more than a little keen to get our hands on it ever since we played it at E3. The original was released on PSP in 2008, and this new iOS version features improved visuals, automatic targeting of monsters in combat, and support for MiFi controllers. Of particular interest to us is the online co-op multiplayer with upto three other players, as we're totally up for forming a party, trekking out into the wilderness, and hunting m…

Skylanders Battlegrounds is free on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 3 years, 4 months ago
Skylanders Battlegrounds is free on the App Store

Skylanders Battlegrounds - Activision's iOS version of its hugely Skylanders franchise - is currently free on the App Store. This iOS interpretation of Skylanders’s uses a mix of turn-based movement and real-time combat. A hex-based grid provides an overworld map, letting you move one hexagon at a time through the world. Landing on a hexagon either opens a chest to net you gems, or begins a battle dumping you into the game’s battle system. In combat you simply trace a line from your Skylander towards enemies to engage them. Its a simple system, but thanks to the interesting characters and their range of attacks there is enough to keep younger players happy. The real focus of…

Civilization Revolution 2 brings new units, buildings, visuals, and a princely price tag

News By Peter Willington, 3 years, 4 months ago
Civilization Revolution 2 brings new units, buildings, visuals, and a princely price tag

We were big fans of the original Civilization Revolution back in 2009, awarding it an impressive 5 out of 5 for its large amount of replay value, compulsive play, and surprising depth. We also said of this strategy classic that "you'd be hard pressed to find a better title in the genre". Strong stuff! Five years on, and Civilization Revolution 2 has been released onto the App Store, and it's bringing with it some exciting new features for strategy buffs. Among the new aerial units are Aircraft Carriers and Jet Fighters, and Special Forces also make an appearance. New technology and building types also bring this streamlined version of "proper" Civilization closer in line with the PC origi…

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

News By Alex Beech, 3 years, 4 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, 3 years, 4 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, 3 years, 4 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, 3 years, 4 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, 3 years, 4 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, 3 years, 4 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, 3 years, 4 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…