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Modern Combat, Infinity Blade, King of Fighters, and more going cheap in first wave of App Store bundles

News By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
Modern Combat, Infinity Blade, King of Fighters, and more going cheap in first wave of App Store bundles

Everyone loves a bargain, and things don't get much more bargainous than premium mobile games getting bundled up into one big package of awesomeness. Happily the App Store now gives developers and publishers the option to bundle their games together for a price that's much lower than buying all the titles individually. The launch wave of bundles is epic. Modern Combat 3, 4, and 5 for just £6.99, £1.49 will bag you Angry Birds, plus Seasons, Space, and Star Wars, and SNK is doing a mega deal that includes Metal Slug 1, 2, 3, and X, together with The King of Fighters-i, '97, and '98, plus Samurai Shodown II for a measly £9.99. Did we mention there's also Infinity Blade,…


EXCLUSIVE: iBomber 3 teaser trailer points to Metal support on iOS 8

News By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
EXCLUSIVE: iBomber 3 teaser trailer points to Metal support on iOS 8

iBomber was never a slouch in the visuals department, even back when it dropped its first payload 5 years ago, but iBomber 3 could well be a massive step forward for the series. We've just received the very first (and crushingly short) teaser trailer for the newly announced title... The eagle-eyed will spot that the logo now contains a metal texture, and the song playing in the background is classic metal track 'Ace of Spades' by Motörhead. I've confirmed with the developer - Cobra Mobile - that this teaser is indeed a nod to Apple's new Metal on iOS 8, functionality that should make games look even more impressive on iPhone and iPad. Could iBomber 3 have drastically improved visu…


Awesome! There's a new illo - Birth of the Cool trailer

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Awesome! There's a new illo - Birth of the Cool trailer

illo - Birth of the Cool is shaping up to be... well... pretty cool. It's a non-violent adventure game with action and puzzle elements from Raylight Games, where you'll be controlling the eponymous hero using touch, tilt, and microphone inputs, to navigate them through beguilingly stark worlds in a strange and unique narrative that's told completely without words. As you'll see in the trailer, there's a rewind mechanic in there just in case you make a mistake, the puzzles look left-field and off-kilter, and the visuals are stripped right back to the (still gorgeous) fundamentals. We're keen to see how illo - Birth of the Cool turns out when it comes to iOS and Android (and PSN, XBLA, Wi…


Road Rash plus Full Throttle: that's Wild, and this is its first trailer

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Road Rash plus Full Throttle: that's Wild, and this is its first trailer

Wild and Free Games has announced it's working on a new motorbike racer with plenty of fisticuffs, and it's called Wild. It's chunky and bold and violent and arcade-y and seriously just watch the trailer below because it already looks absolutely bad-ass. The game's confirmed to be free-to-play and will come to PC / Mac / Linux for sure. It's also destined for iOS and Android (and XBLA, PSN, Wii U) so long as the developers meet certain goals on their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, which you can see right here. Wild looks pretty darn cool, and I'm loving the blend of Full Throttle and Road Rash, so I've got my fingers crossed for the mobile version getting the green light soon.…


DEVICE 6 and Year Walk dev may need to delay new game The Sailor's Dream due to iPhone 6 announcement

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
DEVICE 6 and Year Walk dev may need to delay new game The Sailor's Dream due to iPhone 6 announcement

Simogo's work is exemplary, and we've been steadily becoming more desperate to play The Sailor's Dream ever since it was announced. But there's a chance we may have to wait a little longer than we anticipated. Simogo's artist / writer Simon Flesser has taken to Twitter to express dismay at the new resolutions of the upcoming iPhone 6 models. This morning, he said "2 new resolutions that are nowhere near the old ones, and expectations of your games looking good on all devices, is killing my enthusiasm." He followed up by writing "I am incredibly frustrated with the platform right now". However, most concerning for fans of Simogo's games, were later tweets; We don't want to release in…


Final Fantasy VII is coming to iOS and Android in October, sort of

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Final Fantasy VII is coming to iOS and Android in October, sort of

Here at AppSpy, we're big fans of Square Enix's mobile JRPGs, and we've been waiting patiently for the Japanese giant to announce the legendary Final Fantasy VII for mobiles for quite some time. That wait is finally over. Well, kind of. Square Enix has announced Dive In for mobiles in Japan, a cloud service that allows you to play games streamed over the Internet. First games on the block for distribution? The tepidly received Final Fantasy XIII and stone-cold PlayStation classic Final Fantasy VII. Much like the ill-fated OnLive, Dive In doesn't download the game to your device for play at any time. Instead you constantly stream a video feed of the game running on a supercomputer, whic…


Snuggle up with this trailer for The Sleeping Prince

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Snuggle up with this trailer for The Sleeping Prince

The setup for The Sleeping Prince is classic fairytale stuff: Sydney Slime is up to no good in the Kingdom of Cloudreach, and it's up to Prince Perilous to save the day. The problem is, Prince Perilous just will not wake up. Therefore it's your job to save the day by flinging his limp body through Slime's castle, whilst besting foes and solving puzzles in this physics-based platformer. The Sleeping Prince is out of Signal Studio, them folks what made the well-received Toy Soldiers on XBLA, so we're quietly confident this one will be worth keeping an eye on. Stick with AppSpy for more on The Sleeping Prince, which will be available Thursday the 11th of September on iOS.…


This Kitty Powers' Matchmaker trailer is the most fabulous thing you'll see today

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
This Kitty Powers' Matchmaker trailer is the most fabulous thing you'll see today

We don't get many dating sims through the doors of AppSpy all too often, and they're almost never fronted by "video games' most outrageous drag queen". So of course we're going to show you the incredibly saucy new trailer for Kitty Powers' Matchmaker. Ostensibly a dating game with a drag queen diva twist, it's up to you to run a successful dating agency: set up dates with clients, help them through any Dating Dilemmas that may occur, and keep your business profitable. The humour is camp and good-natured, and multiple hours of play are promised by developer Magic Notion. And in case you're concerned this game's going to be a bit shallow in the gameplay department, the team has previousl…


This Angry Birds Transformers trailer is so amazingly 80s that it should be wearing jelly shoes

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
This Angry Birds Transformers trailer is so amazingly 80s that it should be wearing jelly shoes

There was always going to be a concern amongst Transformers fans that Angry Birds Transformers isn't going to feel authentic, that it would be a quick cash-grab, predicated on nostalgia for a beloved cartoon from the eighties. If you weren't convinced that wouldn't be the case by this trailer, then I'm pretty sure this one will put any remaining fears to bed. If you're too young to remember cartoons created solely for the purpose of marketing toys, or the "unique" properties of VHS, or the pomp of eighties hair metal, then the above may be a little lost on you. But to those of us staring down the barrel of a rapidly approaching 30s, the trailer for Angry Birds Transformers is pretty muc…


Plants vs. Zombies 2 update brings back classic PvZ game mode, new power-ups, and more

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Plants vs. Zombies 2 update brings back classic PvZ game mode, new power-ups, and more

If you're a long-time fan of the Plants vs. Zombies games, you may remember the Vasebreaker mini-game from the original release. The latest update to Plants vs. Zombies 2 brings back this mode, and builds upon the gameplay formula that made it - according to PopCap - the most popular mini-game from the first PvZ. X-Ray Vase allows you to see exactly what type of zombie is hidden inside each pot, and the Vase Move enables you to move these precarious bits of pottery about the map. A new power-up, called The Butterizer, lobs butter to stun zombies, and if that weren't enough to keep you busy, there's a new Endless Mode too. Plants vs. Zombies 2's Vasebreaker update is out now, and if you…


EXCLUSIVE: World of Tanks Blitz on Android 'a few weeks away', cross-platform multiplayer details confirmed, new update now available

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
EXCLUSIVE: World of Tanks Blitz on Android 'a few weeks away', cross-platform multiplayer details confirmed, new update now available

We get a lot of questions from our viewers here at AppSpy about World of Tanks Blitz, so I dropped Wargaming.net a message to see if they could answer some of the ones we hear most often. Though the developer is still cagey over how it will be expanding the multiplayer aspects of the game - clan support, for example, would be very welcome, but details were not forthcoming - it did confirm to me that cross-platform multiplayer with the Android version of the game is coming. Android gamers can expect to see World of Tanks Blitz on their device shortly: according to the representative from Wargaming.net I spoke with, "the Android version is a few weeks away". Personally I think this is great…


Dragon Quest I is coming to western mobiles this September, rest of the series to follow shortly

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Dragon Quest I is coming to western mobiles this September, rest of the series to follow shortly

Let's not bury the lead here: Dragon Quest I is headed to English-speaking territories, and the other Dragon Quest games will join it soon after. In an interview with Siliconera, the producer of the Dragon Quest mobile series Noriyoshi Fujimoto stated that; "We are going to be releasing (in order) from Dragon Quest I, starting sometime in September, and then we'll be releasing subsequent games like Dragon Quest II and Dragon Quest III every month, maybe every two months" "In terms of pricing, it’s still yet to be determined - but because these are classic games, the cost will probably be lower than Dragon Quest VIII and Dragon Quest IV" Fujimoto also went on to explain that these…


Transformers NES game returns as Q Transformers: Mystery of the Returned Convoy on iOS and Android

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Transformers NES game returns as Q Transformers: Mystery of the Returned Convoy on iOS and Android

Hardcore Transformers fans will know that us lot here in the west missed out on a couple of NES / Famicom games based on the much-loved licence. The Transformers: Mystery of Convoy is one such game, and was, in truth, a slightly cynical cash-in that tried to bridge the gap between the events of two TV seasons - as the Transformers movie that fulfilled this role in the west was not shown in Japan for quite some time. The game follows Ultra Magnus as he attempts to find the killer of Autobot leader Optimus Prime, and has gone down in Transformers history as being completely apocryphal to the canon of the series. It's also known for being difficult. Really really really difficult. So lege…


First gameplay footage of Angry Birds Stella surfaces

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
First gameplay footage of Angry Birds Stella surfaces

The first gameplay footage of Angry Birds Stella has surfaced online.  Rovio has been promoting this newest (and pinkest) addition to the Angry Birds family through US bookstore Barnes & Noble ahead of the game's release this Thursday.  Handily for those of us stuck in the UK, a member of AngryBirdsNest  was on hand to play through the first seven levels of Angry Birds Stella, and record the results on their phone. A quick glance at the video confirms that unlike the RPG-themed Angry Birds Epic, this game sticks far closer to the traditional swipe-and-fling Angry Birds formula. There are some differences, of course. Early levels are structured more like mazes, built…


Cor blimey! Dragon Quest VIII receives 25% discount on iOS and Android

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Cor blimey! Dragon Quest VIII receives 25% discount on iOS and Android

My favourite JRPG ever is Dragon Quest VIII, and I love the fact that I can now play it on my mobile. The other members of Team AppSpy tend to agree, and we like it so much, in fact, that we featured it in our list of the best Square Enix JRPGs on iOS. The game is currently on sale, sporting a not-too-shabby 25% off, bringing the price down to $14.99 / £10.49. So if you go get it now you'll not only be nabbing yourself a chunky 75 hours of glorious and inventive JRPG adventure, filled with memorable characters, an exquisite soundtrack, and highly detailed visuals, but you'll also be saving a few smackeroos at the same time. Will you be picking up Dragon Quest VIII at this discount…