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Land, ho! Ubisoft to release Assassin's Creed Pirates on December 5th

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Land, ho! Ubisoft to release Assassin's Creed Pirates on December 5th

Get ready to haul anchor, hoist the mainsail, and prime the cannons: Assassin's Creed Pirates is coming to iOS next week. A spin-off to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, this seabound adventure puts you in control of a sleuthing seadog named Alonzo Batilla. It's up to you to maintain Batilla's vessel and look after your crew as you sail across the Caribbean in search of the answer to an ancient - and probably profitable - riddle. Though the character interactions are handled via crude text bubbles, you will get the chance to steer your ship and do battle with other pirate vessels in real time. Early impressions are promising, with the game comprising loads of different combat mini-games…

Revisit the past today in Square Enix sequel Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Revisit the past today in Square Enix sequel Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Square has released its 2008 epilogue game Final Fantasy IV: The After Years onto the App Store. Originally released for mobiles in Japan, then later in episodic form on the Wii, the game picks up 17 years after the events of Final Fantasy IV. Over the course of 10 chapters, you will take control of numerous characters and complete mini-quests in an effort to once again save the world from evil. Like the DS remake (and subsequent iOS port) of Final Fantasy IV, this version of The After Years boasts newly-created 3D visuals. However, though the visuals gave been modernised, the series' turn-based combat system remains unaltered. The game comes with the predictably high price tag of £…

Dwarven Delve - A very clever dungeon crawler

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Dwarven Delve - A very clever dungeon crawler

I guess one of the problems of dungeon crawling is you always run into those pesky monsters. Well what if you had the opportunity to shift the labyrinth to your liking in order to send your team through unscathed? That's the premise of Dwarven Delve. The trailer will explain further! With traps and the ability to meet foes head on as well, this is looking to be a very unique gaming experience. Tinkerhouse Games are hard at work, and estimate that the game should be out sometime in early 2014. We'll keep ya posted!…

Demon Dash is the good kind of 4 player mayhem

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Demon Dash is the good kind of 4 player mayhem

The iPad has had its share of party games on it, and we here at Appspy are constantly surprised by the ingenuity and amusement that many of these games bring to the table. Demon Dash continues that trend as a four player racing game. You hold down your demon button to charge, and release to speed off, but the catch is that your directional arrow is constantly spinning, so if you don't time it right, you may end up any which way. Alongside normal race modes, the trailer shows off variations of Breakout, Pinball, and other party games. Take a look for yourselves... Demon Dash launches on Wednesday the 27th. It's only a couple of days away, so if you like what you see, start revving those de…

No objections: buy entire Phoenix Wright Trilogy for £2.99 / $4.99

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
No objections: buy entire Phoenix Wright Trilogy for £2.99 / $4.99

Capcom has temporarily lowered the price of the Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD as part of its Thanksgiving sale. Though the app itself has always been free to download, it only gave you access to the first chapter of the first Phoenix Wright game . To unlock all three games (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Justice for All, and Phoenix Wright - Trials and Tribulations) you needed to pay around £14 / $17.  However, if you want to go toe-to-toe with crime in a highly stylised courtroom while wolfing down your Thanksgiving turkey, you'll now be able to play through the entire trilogy for only £2.99 / $4.99. Though we were slightly taken aback by the re-…

You heard it here first folks - Cuebox is 3 dimensional Pool

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
You heard it here first folks - Cuebox is 3 dimensional Pool

And we don't mean that the pool table is lovingly rendered in 3D, we mean that the entire game of Cuebox is played in three dimensions. Take a look at the trailer, and you'll see what we mean. I dunno, I have enough trouble with the geometry and force needed to sink the balls on a flat surface. Adding another dimension to it leaves me intimidated. For those willing to rise to the challenge however, Cuebox will be available on November 29th for the price of $3.99.…

For those wanting some target practice on the go, check out Firing Range

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
For those wanting some target practice on the go, check out Firing Range

In an article I wrote last month, I likened a lot of the shooting we do in videogames akin to target practice. How fortuitous then that Firing Range appears in my inbox, an iOS adaptation of the Xbox 360 game of the same name. If you want to test your aiming abilities with a selection of firearms over ranges of increasing difficulty, this looks like a good way to go about doing so. Have a look at the trailer to see it in action. It looks like moving your gun around is done via touch, but we hope there might be a tilt option as well. For those interested, the game is available now for $0.99.  [App Store Link]…

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse magically appears on the App Store

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse magically appears on the App Store

Disney Interactive has just released its re-imagining of '90s Sega classic Castle of Illusions for iOS devices. Rather than simply tart up the original Mega Drive for the App Store, Disney has decided to port this year's PSN and XBLA release Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse onto iPhone and iPad instead. Though it shares the 2D original's castle setting and rodent lead, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is a 3D platformer which constantly shifts perspective. Sometimes you'll be guiding the mousekateer from right to left in traditional platforming fashion. Now and then, however, the camera will shift to an over-the-shoulder third-person perspective or fixed angle. The cons…

Invade the Atlas Mountains against the clock in Call of Duty: Strike Team update

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Invade the Atlas Mountains against the clock in Call of Duty: Strike Team update

Activision's hybrid shooter Call of Duty: Strike Team now features even more ways to kill a dude from another country, thanks to the game's latest update. If wading through enemy territory with only a side arm and a flak jacket between you and a permanent dirt nap isn't exciting enough for you, then you might enjoy Strike Team's newly-added Beat the Clock mode. This mode has you blasting baddies against the clock, with every fallen hostile adding valuable seconds to your timer. Players who have reached XP level 16 will also find an extra map available to them. Set in the Altas Mountains, this combat zone can be explored in Time Attack and Survival modes. What's more, the dev team has i…

Jetpack Joyride developer lets you play with its huge snake in Colossatron: Massive World Threat

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Jetpack Joyride developer lets you play with its huge snake in Colossatron: Massive World Threat

Jetpack Joyride developer Halfbrick Studios has taken to YouTube to warn us of an incoming threat to our national security. According the video (below) a giant mechanical snake called Colossatron is tearing up capital cities, laying siege to skyscrapers and soldiers alike with a terrifying arsenal of space-age weaponry. Luckily for us, this massive metal serpent is merely a character in Halfbrick's lastest iOS project Colossatron: Massive World Threat. You will take control of the titular snake, and have to conquer earth's military defences while increasing your own firepower. To boost your weapons' capabilities, you need  to reconfigure the snake's modular 'powercores', aligning d…

Tricky sequel Touchgrind Skate 2 rolls onto the App Store after midnight

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Tricky sequel Touchgrind Skate 2 rolls onto the App Store after midnight

I don't know about you, but I like my modes of transportation to have an engine and some nice, comfy seats. However, if you're one of those 'active' types who enjoys belting around concrete parks on a piece of wood nailed to a set of shopping trolley wheels, then you might want to check out Touchgrind Skate 2 when it appears on the App Store later tonight. The sequel to the popular Touchgrind Skate expands on the original game by offering a choice of skateparks in which to practise your stunts. As before, you pop these tricks by placing two fingers on the deck and using a combination of well-timed taps and flicks. There's also the option to record your best moves and share them onl…

Friendstrap - a game of comfort and endurance

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Friendstrap - a game of comfort and endurance

How well do you know your friends? Have you ever wanted to have an interesting conversation with a complete stranger? That's where Friendstrap comes in. The concept is simple. Each of the two people participating hold their finger on the screen. The first one to lift their finger off loses. The game suggests topics of conversation that range from the mundane and bizarre, to deeply personal, and things you might not want anybody to know. The 12 minute demo video will explain it all better than I could (if you have the endurance to watch it). A game of chicken lies at the center of this app, but even for a completely open and honest person (or someone playing the game with their partne…

Saddle up for new Kairosoft sim Pocket Stables

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Saddle up for new Kairosoft sim Pocket Stables

Management sim maestro Kairosoft has just released its latest mobile timesink onto the App Store. It's called Pocket Stables, and it's all about running a hairdressing salon. Just kidding - it's about horses. The game puts you in charge of a ranch, and tasks you with training up your thoroughbreds to competition standard. Once you've got your fillies in fine fettle, you'll enter them in races. If any of your horses turn out to be the next Seabiscuit, then you'll unlock more races, and be entered into global tournaments. A quick glance Pocket Stables confirms that Kairosoft is up to its usual pixel-art tricks again. However, previous efforts Game Dev Story and Grand Prix Story prov…

Shadowrun Returns expansion Dragonfall confirmed for iOS

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Shadowrun Returns expansion Dragonfall confirmed for iOS

Cyberpunk RPG Shadowrun Returns will receive a brand new campaign in 2014, developer Harebrained Schemes has confirmed. Set in the anarchic state of Berlin, the Dragonfall expansion will explore a mysterious event which took place when the Awakened world was in its infancy. As well as added a full-length campaign to Shadowrun Returns, the dev team has promised to deliver a selection of new characters, weapons, and enemies. At present, the PC and Mac versions of Shadowrun: Dragonfall has been confirmed for January 2014, when they will launch with a price tag of $14.99. However, a report by Polygon states that the iOS version is expected to follow later. We broadly approved of Shadowrun…

Get ready to explore The Room Two on December 12th

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Get ready to explore The Room Two on December 12th

Fireproof Games has just confirmed that The Room Two will be heading to iPad on December 12th. After winning widespread critical acclaim - not to mention a BAFTA award - for their gorgeously spooky logic-puzzler The Room last year, the dev team started work on what they describe as the "difficult second album". Despite the warm reception the first game received, the creative minds responsible for the indie hit were more than aware of its limitations. "We know our first game had many weak points," explains Fireproof Games' Barry Meade. "It was on the simplistic side, it took place in an overly confined world, it ended quiet abruptly, and above all else, it was too damn short." The dev d…