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Free-to-play action RPG Kritika: Chaos Unleashed is running wild on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Free-to-play action RPG Kritika: Chaos Unleashed is running wild on the App Store

Gamevil’s anime-styled action RPG Kritika: Chaos Unleashed has just been launched on the App Store. This free-to-play RPG takes the emphasis away from in-depth story telling and shifts it squarely onto combat. Battling enemies and bosses in tight arenas, the action is fast and frantic, with your characters hacking and slashing their way through all in their path. When you aren’t fighting, its time to visit the workshop where you can sharpen your skills and enchant your weapons to increase your chances in battle. Just in case you begin to tire of the main quest, then Kritika also provides two additional modes. Monster Wave is an endless string of battles for you to engag…


Game of Thrones Ascent invades iPhones and Android devices from midnight

News By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Game of Thrones Ascent invades iPhones and Android devices from midnight

Though iPad owners have been battling for the Iron Throne in Game of Thrones Ascent since March, wannabe rulers of the seven kingdoms with iPhones and / or Android devices have been left cold. Winter is coming, after all. However, from midnight tonight you'll be able to warm yourself in the fiery heat of the official game of the official TV series of George R.R. Martin's officially awesome line of books. If you're unfamiliar with Game of Thrones Ascent, then all you need to know is that it's a strategy management game set in the Game of Thrones universe, and sees you making a name for your household, joining alliances, forging armour and weapons, and developing a large holding to dominat…


My Little Pony squares off with the Minecraft-like building game Blocksworld HD

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
My Little Pony squares off with the Minecraft-like building game Blocksworld HD

Linden Lab’s Minecraft-esque building game Blocksworld HD is about to get infused with friendship and magic with the My Little Pony block set. Blocksworld HD lets you make all manner of environments with its range of building tools. From buildings, to vehicles, and even characters, the game supplies you with all manner of guides to inspire your creations. This new block set lets you build Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash and the rest of the My Little Pony cast to prance around in a world of your very own design.  It isn't the first time the Pony’s owners Hasbro has joined forced with Blocksworld HD. If the technicolour equines are not your toy of choice, then you can alwa…


Resident Evil invades zombie CCG RPG Deadman's Cross

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Resident Evil invades zombie CCG RPG Deadman's Cross

Square Enix's zombie-styled collectible card game Deadman's Cross has just received an extra dose of undead. Thanks to a collaboration with Capcom, Resident Evil cards and quests are being added to the game for a limited time. Deadman’s Cross battles are the typical CCG fare, with the card combat linked by first-person hunts through the 3D world of New Livingstone. Now Raccoon City is being added to the list of areas available for you to stalk through. Along with the new environment, this crossover features a host of other Resident Evil themed extras. Cards featuring monsters from the Resident Evil series are available for you to collect and battle with, including the iconic N…


There are 'no current plans' to bring Dynasty Warriors Blast to the West

News By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
There are 'no current plans' to bring Dynasty Warriors Blast to the West

After yesterday's news that Dynasty Warriors Blast would be heading to Japanese iOS and Android devices this month, we got in touch with Koei Tecmo to confirm a Western release date. Dynasty Warriors fans may want to look away at this point. Or maybe just ensure nothing of value is on the table you're about to flip over. To quote a representative of the company: "there are no current plans to release Musou Blast to the Western territories". The news is a little disappointing for Musou / Dynasty Warriors fans, but we're not hugely surprised. Previous mobile Musou game Dynasty Warriors Slash is yet to hit our shores, and most of Koei Tecmo's mobile catalogue is absent outside of Japan. H…


Dynasty Warriors Blast is coming to iOS and Android

News By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Dynasty Warriors Blast is coming to iOS and Android

One of Koei Tecmo's official sites has unveiled Dynasty Warriors Blast for iPhone, iPad, and Android, and it's coming out this July in Japan. The official announcement on Koei Tecmo's website refers to the game being based on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 title Dynasty Warriors 7, and indeed the screens so far suggest an intense action game similar to the console outings. But it's likely there will also be some significant differences between the home and mobile platforms too, and there are even vague hints that you will see the various warlords - many of which have starred in the series since 1997 - in a completely new way throughout the campaign. Premium characters will be available…


Google has released the augmented reality game Ingress on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Google has released the augmented reality game Ingress on the App Store

Google is making interesting use of it world mapping technology with the augmented reality game Ingress that just hit the App Store. A sci-fi backstory frames Ingress. A new power source has been revealed by scientists and, while its benefits may be great some, worry that it may control the way we think. Now a secret war rages around us and you must pick a side: fight to free the power with the Enlightened, or protect our humanity with the Resistance. The goal of Ingress is to search the world around you for landmarks. Using your iPhone to track down targets, you then scan whatever notable marker you have found to activate a portal. Doing this adds to your factions Mind Points in th…


Side-scrolling action-RPG Soul Guardians: Age of Midgard comes to iOS

News By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Side-scrolling action-RPG Soul Guardians: Age of Midgard comes to iOS

The company behind Soul Guardians: Age of Midgard - ZQGame - describes the title as a "hyperactive action RPG", and after spending a little while with the game at E3, I can totally see why. The 2D Japanese-chibi-anime-inspired world, PvP and co-op MMO elements, and side-scrolling role playing gameplay are definitely reminiscent of MapleStory - which is certainly no bad thing. It's the lavishly animated, totally bonkers, completely over-the-top Soul Arts special attacks that set it apart and warrant that "hyperactive" moniker, though. They're really quite something, as you'll see in the trailer. Having spent quite some time on the Android store, Soul Guardians: Age of Midgard is now avai…


Trials Frontier receives a new island in its latest update

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Trials Frontier receives a new island in its latest update

Redlynx’s free-to-play iPhone interpretation of its Trials franchise, Trials Frontier, has just been given a huge update that adds an extra track-filled island to the game. This new landmass is named Reaper’s Finger and is not for the faint of heart. Designed for fans of the game who have been demanding more challenge, the six tracks contained on it are intended to test all of your skills. Another huge addition to the game is control customisation. The already responsive interface now allows you to reposition its four control buttons anywhere around the screen. This should let experts carve an extra few seconds off their time or - if you’re anything like us - help you g…


Alphabeats is dropping rhythm-based word puzzles on the App Store now

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Alphabeats is dropping rhythm-based word puzzles on the App Store now

Alphabeats is new music-inspired word-puzzler from Red Dragon, and is now available on iPhone and iPad. Alphabeats mixes Scrabble with Guitar Hero, asking you to create words from letters that appear in time to music. To create a word you must drag your collection of letters around the bottom of the screen, trying to collect the next letter in sequence while avoiding unwanted ones. With the audio playing a key role, it makes sense that developer Red Dragon has searched for the right music to suit the game. They seem to have had a clear vision in what they wanted, with the soundtrack supplied by a number of electro / chiptune artists including Big Giant Circles, ABXY, and Disasterpeace.…


Spooky point-and-click adventure series Blackwell out now on iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Spooky point-and-click adventure series Blackwell out now on iPhone and iPad

Blackwell is a classic point-and-click adventure series from Wadjet Eye, the first three parts of which have just materialised on the App Store. Rosa Blackwell has a relatively normal life. That is, until her aunt dies and she inherits Joey Mallone, a spirit guide that has been in her family for generations. Joey is a classic '40s film noir private eye, who just so happens to grant Rosa the power to communicate with the dead. You take control of both Rosa and Joey. Traveling through New York City, it is up to you solve supernatural mysteries by talking to the ghosts and spirits that fill the world. Point-and-click controls guide the duo around the game's 2D environments, which pro…


Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers is out right now on iPad

News By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers is out right now on iPad

We've had our eye on Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers for a while now, but just as we weren't looking it's gone and snuck out the back door, and is now out in the wilds of the App Store. Sneaky. A continuation of the much-loved Duels of the Planeswalkers series, this new edition features big enhancements to building decks over the previous versions, plus an all-new single player campaign, and cards from the latest paper releases. Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers is currently only available on iOS, with iPad gamers having a full seven day lead on those planning on buying it when it's released on July 16th for PC, Xbox 360, and Android. It'll come to Xbox One later in t…


Modern Combat 5: Blackout release date is declassified

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Modern Combat 5: Blackout release date is declassified

Gameloft has revealed the release date of Modern Combat 5: Blackout, and it's just two weeks from now: July 24th. This military first-person shooter's single-player campaign has you following Phoenix, a soldier who becomes embroiled in a plot that has him traveling the world from Venice to Tokyo. A handful of Spec Ops missions are also on hand for those of you playing alone, letting you take on a collection of short burst missions on the go. Multiplayer modes focus on fast-paced squad battles. Modern Combat 5 adds the ability for you to form persistent squads with friends, alongside just jumping into games with random teams. With four different classes to choose from, and a range of game…


Entire catalogue of Tin Man Games Gamebook Adventures on sale today, Catacombs of the Undercity going free

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Entire catalogue of Tin Man Games Gamebook Adventures on sale today, Catacombs of the Undercity going free

Tin Man Games has just slashed the price of its entire catalogue of Gamebook Adventures, including offering Gamebook Adventures 5: Catacombs of the Undercity for free. It seems 3 Magic Shots approached the publisher and asked it make one of its apps free as part of a daily deal. Looks like Tin Man Games has decided to go one step further: to celebrate its first ever free app it's also cutting the price of the whole Gamebook Adventures series. While the usual £3.99 / $5.99 price tag is great for fans of the choose your own adventure genre, it may be a little steep for newcomers, so with a healthy 66% price cut (and a free game to boot) this should give people on the fence the c…


Back to Bed is an award-winning puzzler, and it's sleepwalking onto iOS and Android this August

News By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Back to Bed is an award-winning puzzler, and it's sleepwalking onto iOS and Android this August

I saw Back to Bed a long time ago, when it was doing the rounds at UK conferences and showcases. It looked neat, but was a little rough around the edges and needed a bit of polish. Fast forward one year, and the developer of this sleepy puzzle adventure - the appropriately named Bedtime Digital Games - is set to release the final version in August, first on PC / Mac, and a little later on on iOS and Android. Take a gander at the trailer. The visual style of Back to Bed is definitely influenced by surrealist artists like Dali, but the logic-defying gameplay is closer to something out of the mind of Escher. You control a small dog-like creature who can scamper about each stage freely, an…