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Jousting simulator Rival Knights charging onto iPhone and iPad tonight

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 9 months ago
Jousting simulator Rival Knights charging onto iPhone and iPad tonight

Hear ye, hear ye! Gameloft has just revealed its upcoming jousting game, Rival Knights. What's more, it's galloping onto the App Store this very night. Starting you off as a lowly competitor in the medieval sport of jousting, Rival Knights challenges you to rise through the ranks to become one of the finest lancemen in the land. Think of it as the career mode in FIFA, only with more armour and fewer injuries. Rival Knights will feature a huge variety of upgrades for your armour and jouster. The developer has also gone to thr trouble of using motion capture for the game's animations - though we suspect this will just be for the knights and not their noble steeds. If the daft trailers a…

King's match-three puzzle sequel Bubble Witch Saga 2 has just bounced onto iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 9 months ago
King's match-three puzzle sequel Bubble Witch Saga 2 has just bounced onto iPhone and iPad

Bubble Witch Saga 2, the latest free-to-play match three puzzler from Candy Crush Saga creators King, has just appeared on the App Store. This latest installment in the Bubble Witch series has you reprising the role of Stella the witch in her battle against dark spirits. To fend off these evils she must take down groups of coloured bubbles by firing her own orbs towards them. When her shots meet with two or more bubbles of the same colour they disappear, with any bubbles attached beneath crashing down as a result. The game features 50 levels, with more promised every two weeks. Returning fans of the franchise may also notice new game modes to test your bubble bouncing skills. If th…

Double Fine’s Broken Age is coming to iPad in 'a matter of weeks'

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 9 months ago
Double Fine’s Broken Age is coming to iPad in 'a matter of weeks'

Act 1 of Double Fine’s point-and-click adventure Broken Age is finally on its way to the App Store. It was over two years ago that Double Fine took to Kickstarter to launch Broken Age, then titled Double Fine Adventure. After smashing its $400,000 goal, the first development update announced that the game would also be coming for iOS.  Now, six months after the game was launched on PC for backers, Double Fine has announced that the iPad version of Broken Age Act 1 is “in the final stretch” and should be in our hands in “a matter of weeks." Broken Age tells the story of two characters: a boy trapped on a spaceship by an overbearing AI guardian,…

Free vertical shooter Final Flight of the Perseus gets new Expert Mode

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 9 months ago
Free vertical shooter Final Flight of the Perseus gets new Expert Mode

Final Flight of the Perseus is a vertical shmup developed by Third Party Ninjas. Despite already being free, the team has clearly decided that it wasn't offering enough value, and has just added a new Expert Mode. The wave-based shump offers short bursts of icreasingly challenging sci-fi combat. Every enemy killed earns you in-game cash, which you can then spend on upgrades to power up your cannons, or to replenish your shields. As any good star pilot will tell you, dropping to zero shields in Final Flight of the Perseus is dangerous. This is where the new Expert Mode comes in, encouraging you to flight in this prone state to earn double cash rewards. Resist the urge to power up yo…

See exclusive hands-on footage of Modern Combat 5: Blackout

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 9 months ago
See exclusive hands-on footage of Modern Combat 5: Blackout

If you're a first-person shooter fan, then you've probably been keeping a close eye on the development of Gameloft's guntastic sequel Modern Combat 5. We've covered the game's new character classes and XP leveling system. We also touched upon the new Squad vs Squad multiplayer mode, which lets you create and customise your very own platoon from your friends list. However, up until now we've only seen snippets of the game in action.  Handily, our pals over at Pocket Gamer recently spent a day with the folks at Gameloft, and went hands-on with the game itself. They even had the presence of mind to grab some video evidence of the game in action. Here is that video:…

Creature-battler Outernauts: Monster Battle has just gone global on iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 9 months ago
Creature-battler Outernauts: Monster Battle has just gone global on iPhone and iPad

Having been in soft launch for several weeks, Insomniac's free-to-play creature-catcher Outernauts: Monster Battle has been launched worldwide on iPhone and iPad. As with so many creature-fight simulators, you must gather all kinds of bizarre beasts to battle for you in your quest to become number one on PETA’s most wanted list. Outernauts does offer a few twists on the classic formula, however, with its strategic combat far more rapid than similar titles. The game’s social aspects also do a lot to set it apart. PvP arena’s let you battle other players online, pitting your collection of handdrawn monsters against theirs. Online leaderboards ensure you can quantifiably…

Eerily beautiful iOS point-and-click adventure Pinstripe is nearing completion

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 9 months ago
Eerily beautiful iOS point-and-click adventure Pinstripe is nearing completion

Posthumous point-and-click platforming adventure Pinstripe is nearly ready to hit iPhone and iPad. Pinstripe's gameplay mixes side-scrolling platforming with classic adventure game puzzles. Taking control of a dead man in search of his wife in the afterlife, you must solve all manner of problems to progress, with only a shotgun and a little grey dog to help. The good news is that according to developer Thomas Brush, "after almost 3 years, Pinstripe is almost playable in its entirety."  The game is brought to life by Brush's stunning, eerie art, and is populated by a colourful cast of characters, each with their own tales to tale. After nearly three years in development we are exci…

Penultimate episode of The Wolf Among Us out now on iPhone and iPad

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 10 months ago
Penultimate episode of The Wolf Among Us out now on iPhone and iPad

The fourth episode of Telltale's The Wolf Among Us is out now on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. As his investigation into Fabletown's secrets begins to draw to a close, Bigsby Wolf is struggling to keep it together, with the bottle on his desk growning increasingly empty, and his inner beast increasingly eager to make itself known. As usual, you should expect your choices to change the story as you cajole, press, and outright terrify the other Fables into coughing up their secrets as you chase down the conspiracy. In Sheep's Clothing is free for Season Pass holders, but will otherwise cost the usual £2.99 / $4.99. It's available via and in-app purchase right now.…

Gameloft reveals Modern Combat 5: Blackout’s Squad vs Squad multiplayer mode

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 10 months ago
Gameloft reveals Modern Combat 5: Blackout’s Squad vs Squad multiplayer mode

Gameloft has just revealed its new Squad vs Squad multiplayer mode for upcomin shooter sequel Modern Combat 5: Blackout. Squad vs Squad is a new take on Modern Combat’s multiplayer, allowing you to form persistent teams with friends. Offering a similar experience to the standard multiplayer, you will still be able to take part in Capture the Flag, VIP, Free for All, and Team Battles. The difference is that you'll no longer be placed in random squads. Instead, you'll be able select your own teammates from your friends list, and cherry pick your perfect platoon of ultimate badasses. The various classes the game offers will allow for plenty of diversity between squads. This will l…

Fantastically frantic dodge’em-up Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous is currently free on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 10 months ago
Fantastically frantic dodge’em-up Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous is currently free on the App Store

We adore developer One Man Left’s tilt based dodge’em-up Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous. This makes us very happy to report that the game is currently free on the App Store. Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous is to the twin-stick shooter genre what dodgems are to bumper cars. But, while shifting the action from hitting everything in sight to avoiding it may ruin the fairground attraction, in the palm of your hand it becomes something very special indeed. The responsive tilt based gameplay has you manipulating your device to weave through all manner of dangers in tight arenas. Constantly spawning enemies keep you under pressure as the screen quickly begins to fill with death. Coll…

Angry Birds Star Wars II gets 40 new levels in Rise of the Clones update

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 10 months ago
Angry Birds Star Wars II gets 40 new levels in Rise of the Clones update

Force-filled fowl flinger Angry Birds Star Wars II has just gained 40 new levels with the Rise of the Clones update.. The first 20 levels of this additional chapter follow the Pork Side, letting you take control of the Republic’s Clone Army as they dual with the Jedi on Kamino. This water logged world brings with it fast flowing currents that the piggies must overcome to defeat their force wielding foes. The other 20 stages take you to Coruscant, where the Sith assumed control of the galaxy’s capitol. Here you must turn to the Bird Side, and use the Force to fight back the green porkers and reclaim the cityl. On this high-rise city-planet, powerful air turbines…

Pixeljam updates Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork with tilt controls and GameCenter achievements

News By Glen Fox, 2 years, 10 months ago
Pixeljam updates Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork with tilt controls and GameCenter achievements

Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork has been updated with a brand new tilt control scheme, rounding out an already sizeable range of control choices. Pixeljam also took the liberty of adding GameCenter achievements, which should please Glorkian Warriors looking to show off their skills, or those simply looking for more meaningful progression. The game has been localized in Italian, French, Spanish, and German as part of this update. We were quite taken with Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork, giving it four stars. At review, we said "It is okay to judge Glorkian Warrior: Trials Of Glork by its appearance - this is a solid shooter elevated above the competition by its comic presentati…

Magnet puzzler iON Bond will be attracting people to the App Store at midnight

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 10 months ago
Magnet puzzler iON Bond will be attracting people to the App Store at midnight

While there are a fair number of physics puzzlers on the App Store, few blend colour matching with magnetic mechanics. Developer Stewart Hogarth has done exactly this, however, with his new puzzler iON Bond. The principles of iON Bond’s puzzles are remarkably simple. The goal of each level is to attract disks of the same colour together. In isolation, however, none of the disks have any locomotion of their own. Luckily, the tiny circles can be positively or negatively charged. Their polarity allows you to pull them together or push them apart like magnets, enabling you to navigate your way around each puzzle. Featuring 70 levels, and a secret game mode that unlocks…

Watch_Dogs Multiplayer: iPhone vs PC

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 10 months ago
Watch_Dogs Multiplayer: iPhone vs PC

As you may have heard, Ubisoft's much anticipated free-roaming hackathon Watch_Dogs landed on consoles and PCs everywhere yesterday. Not to leave the iOS crowd out in the cold, the devs accompanied the release of Watch_Dogs with an iOS (and Android) companion app, catchily titled Watch_Dogs Companion: ctOS Mobile.  Rather than just letting you browse your inventory or peer at a map while on the bus (like most companion apps), this nifty addition to the Watch_Dogs universe allows you to compete head-to-head with console and PC players in a cross-platform game of cops and robbers. The player with the mobile app assumes controls of the city's police force and security systems, and must…

Dragon Quest VIII hits the New Zealand App Store with a hefty price tag

News By Peter Willington, 2 years, 10 months ago
Dragon Quest VIII hits the New Zealand App Store with a hefty price tag

Ever since we saw Square Enix's Dragon Quest VIII appear on iOS via the Japanese App Store, we've been hoping it would come to the West. Now it looks like English speakers will now be able to step back into the shoes of the typically silent protagonist in his fight against the wicked Dhoulmagus, as the iOS port has just been spotted on the New Zealand App Store, meaning a wider release is likely imminent. If you've yet to experience the joys of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King - it's one of my personal favourite RPGs of all time - then this might be a good opportunity to do so. You explore a huge, bright, colourful 3D world filled with adorable monsters, engaging in turn…