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E3 2014: Hands-on with Mech, the online arena-based robo-battler

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 10 months ago
E3 2014: Hands-on with Mech, the online arena-based robo-battler

Chillingo announced its team-based eight-on-eight robotic deathmatch game Mech earlier this week. Just a few short days later we got our hands on the game itself, courtesy of the Chillingo booth at E3. Mech draws heavily on the ethos of huge robot simulation series Mech-Warrior, so fans of these PC classics should feel quite at home with the new title. This is still a very early build of the game, with a lot of kinks still being hammered out by developer Small Impact Games. With a lot of polish still being added, nothing is final, but Peter does get a chance to find out how controlling a large robot will work on a touch screen, and how the team hopes to implement its free-to-play mod…

Gameloft lifts the lid on upcoming endless-runner Spider-Man Unlimited

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 10 months ago
Gameloft lifts the lid on upcoming endless-runner Spider-Man Unlimited

With the Amazing Spider-Man 2 game still fresh in our minds, Gameloft’s announcement of its new endless-runner Spider-Man Unlimited came as a bit of a shock. While 'runner' is certainly the easiest shorthand for this new Spidey game, a more accurate description of the action would be endless-swinging-crawling-punch-and-runner. Spider-Man Unlimited lets you take control of one of twenty different versions of Spider-Man. But, whether you are playing in the traditional red and blue suit, or The Boombastic Bag-Man, your goal of chasing down the hero’s iconic villains above the Manhattan skyline will remain the same. Featuring three different modes, Unlimited Mode, Story Mode, an…

Feudal RTS Autumn Dynasty Warlords receives massive Insurrection update

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 10 months ago
Feudal RTS Autumn Dynasty Warlords receives massive Insurrection update

Touch Dimensions has just given its wonderful RTS Autumn Dynasty Warlords a substantial free update. Titled Insurrection, the update adds a huge amount of content. If you were absorbed by the game’s feudal storyline, the new 'Against All Odds' scenario offers you the perfect excuse to jump back into the campaign.  On the other hand, if it was the RTS battles that kept you enthralled, then the random scenario generator will provide more scuffles to keep you amused. As well as the additional scenarios, Insurrection also brings a number of tweaks to the already fine tuned RTS combat. Most interesting of these is the ability to pause during battle to issue commands…

World of Tanks Blitz to invade App Stores globally in two weeks

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 10 months ago
World of Tanks Blitz to invade App Stores globally in two weeks

World of Tanks Blitz was soft-launched on selected App Stores last month. Since then we have been awaiting news of a worldwide release date. Now we have one: June 26th. Developer Wargaming’s incredibly popular free-to-play tank game World of Tanks first made a name for itself on PC and Xbox, before making the move to iOS in the form of World of Tanks Blitz.  The mobile MMO allows up to seven players to join forces to battle other teams in large arenas. Rather than rolling in guns blazing, however, every player has to expertly play their part if their team is to have any chance of success. From speedy light weight scout machines to the heavily armoured super tanks, World…

Cute puzzler Twisty Planets will turn your world upside down at midnight tonight

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 10 months ago
Cute puzzler Twisty Planets will turn your world upside down at midnight tonight

Crescent Moon Games's new puzzler Twisty Planet will be landing on the App Store tonight at midnight. This cute 3D puzzler has you guiding the tiny Qub around 60 blocky worlds across three galaxies. To lead the little chap to each level's goal you must turn and twist the planet beneath him. The revolving mechanic lets you shift the world from under Qub’s feet to make him fall, springboard, and teleport his way to new areas. You have to be careful as you rotate the landscape, however. One wrong turn a Qub could slide off a surface, miss his platform and shoot off into space. Each planet has three stars for Qub to collect along the way. These are often located on hard-to-reach outc…

Chillingo's Mech lets you battle 8 players online in massive robot deathmatches

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 10 months ago
Chillingo's Mech lets you battle 8 players online in massive robot deathmatches

Chillingo’s upcoming third-person shooter Mech lets you pilot your very own Mechanized Assault Walker, and battle players around the world. Developed by Small Impact games and utilising the Unreal Engine 3, Mech certainly looks the part, featuring a decent selection of impressively rendered metal monstrosities. The combat lets you pit your skills against up to eight players in competitive online matches. Learning the layout of the four futuristic arenas will help you discover different tactical options, giving you the edge on your foes. You can select one of 12 different walkers to pilot. By customising your loadout from the game’s 28 different weapons you can match your bat…

Final Fantasy VII G-Bike burning onto iPhone and iPad this year

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 10 months ago
Final Fantasy VII G-Bike burning onto iPhone and iPad this year

Remember that bike racing mini-game from Final Fantasy VII? The one set at the Gold Saucer amusement park where spikey-haired saviour Cloud Strife rockets down a highway slashing at beasties with a comically oversized sword? Well, Square Enix has decided to repackage the concept as a stand-alone iOS game called Final Fantasy VII G-Bike, and it's coming to iPhone and iPad later this year. As you can see from the trailer, FFVII G-Bike looks very similar to mini-game upon which it is based. As it's basically an endless runner, we imagine you'll be swiping or tilting to steer your bike, while tapping to attack the stream of enemies being thrown at you. Speaking to IGN, Square produce Ichiro…

Final Fantasy Agito coming to iPhone and iPad in North America 'soon'

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 10 months ago
Final Fantasy Agito coming to iPhone and iPad in North America 'soon'

Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy Agito will be released in North America. Set in the Final Fantasy XIII universe, Final Fantasy Agito casts you as a young cadet who must train in the ways of creature combat, and save Orience from a terrible fate. Rather than step into the shoes of a pre-made character, this mobile RPG lets you craft your own scholar / warrior, and then guide them around Akademia taking on trials and gaining expererience. As you learn, you'll also encounter characters from the PSP game Final Fantasy Type-O, which is also due to hit US and Europe sometime this year. You'll be able to download Final Fantasy Agito for free "soon". …

Rovio's avian RPG Angry Birds Epic will fly onto iPhone and iPad this Thursday

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 10 months ago
Rovio's avian RPG Angry Birds Epic will fly onto iPhone and iPad this Thursday

Feather-filled RPG spin-off Angry Birds Epic was soft-launched in Canada and New Zealand back in March. Now, three months later, it is set to arrive on App Stores worldwide this Thursday. Angry Birds Epic takes Rovio’s iconic cast of irate avians and thrusts them into a tactical turn-based game reminiscent of a JRPG. Think Final Fowl-tasy, and you are on the right track. The birds have all been redesigned to suit the game’s medieval world, and act as a shorthand for their combat abilities. The red bird is covered in armour to show its new role as a powerful knight, while the yellow bird dons a pointy hat to demonstrate its magical abilities. Individual battles are…

E3 2014: Ubisoft unveils Just Dance Now mobile app

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 10 months ago
E3 2014: Ubisoft unveils Just Dance Now mobile app

Ubisoft has announced Just Dance Now, a mobile app which lets you bust a move while you're on the move. Revealed at Ubisoft's E3 keynote alongside the upcoming console game Just Dance 2015, this app turns your phone into a jukebox remote control, allowing you to transform any room with a TV into an impromtu dance hall. Once you've downloaded the app and synced with the Just Dance site, you simply beam the choreography to a second screen, and then let your iPhone's accelerometer keep track of your movements. According to Just Dance brand manager Jason Altman, you'll be able to use Just Dance Now to engage in dance-offs with other mobile players. In fact, though he has yet to test it with a…

Turn-based strategy game Great Little War Game 2 has just invaded the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 10 months ago
Turn-based strategy game Great Little War Game 2 has just invaded the App Store

Great Little War Game 2 is the second installment of Rubicon Mobiles military strategy series, and it has just occupied the App Store. Continuing the turn-based formula of the original, Great Little War Game 2 has you commanding squads of infantry and armour as they attempt to conquer the enemy. As you battle through the game’s 60 missions you unlock new units and upgrades to ensure your army is always up to the challenge at hand. While it sounds quite serious, the cartoony 3D graphics and charming audio keep proceedings lighthearted as you pit your blue army against the evil reds. Naturally, this sequel promises a host of enhancements. These include the standard improved vis…

Twin-stick shooter Linkin Park Recharge - Wastelands is available now for iPad

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 10 months ago
Twin-stick shooter Linkin Park Recharge - Wastelands is available now for iPad

Prepare to rock out with your glock out: top-down shooter Linkin Park Recharge - Wastelands has just landed on the App Store. It may seem like an odd fit, but this twin-stick shooter is a tie-in to the titular band’s new LP, Recharge. Developed by Kuuluu Interactive, this old-school iPad shooter will let you unlock tracks from the album as you play through 50 violent missions. Controlling a member of the Resistance, you must use your power glove and elemental attacks to defeat the vicious half-human, half-metal Hybrids. These beasts have ravaged the world of it resources leaving it as little more than a husk. It's up to you to return power to the planet to as you battle throu…

Puzzle platformer Leo's Fortune on sale after WWDC Design Award win

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 10 months ago
Puzzle platformer Leo's Fortune on sale after WWDC Design Award win

The folks behind handsome puzzle platformer Leo's Fortune are celebrating their recent sucess at the WWDC Design Awards by putting the game on sale. Taking control of the mustachioed engineering tycoon Leopold - who happens to be a small ball of fluff - you must guide him through a series of hazardous levels which span five different lands. As well as sliding and jumping through tunnels and over chasms, Leo must inflate his fuzzy form to help him float across gaps, and push platforms into useful positions. Though the platforming antics feel familiar (and actually reminded us of Sonic The Hedgehog at times), it's the incredible presentation and cleverly conceived challenges which caught…

Get a free copy of Deus Ex: The Fall over on IGN

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 10 months ago
Get a free copy of Deus Ex: The Fall over on IGN

Here is a nice way to kick off your E3 week: it seems IGN is giving away copies of Square Enix’s open-world cyber-stealth game Deus Ex: The Fall to anyone who wants one. Grabbing the code is relatively quick and painless. The first step is to head over to the offer page on IGN. Once there, you'll want to hit the ‘Get My Code’ button, which will instantly generate a code.  Finally, enter the code in the Redeem box on the front page of the App Store, and your gamewill start to download. There are a few snags to this fantastic offer, the first of which is that the code is only redeemable in selected countries, including the US and UK. Also, the code is only valid unt…

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS is coming to the US App Store

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 10 months ago
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS is coming to the US App Store

Capcom’s Monster Hunter series has always been popular in Japan, but has struggled to make the transition to western markets. Now, having been out in its home territory for some time, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS is making its way to to other markets. Monster Hunter is an apt title for a series that has you hunt, trap, and kill monsters for the valuable materials they offer. These can then be crafted to form more powerful equipment in order to hunt larger creatures. The satisfying feedback loop this provides is further enhanced by the multiplayer aspect, in which hunting larger game requires you to work as a team - all fulfilling different roles in the hunt. The series' pop…