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Ravensword: Shadowlands arrives on the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Ravensword: Shadowlands arrives on the App Store

The follow up to Crescent Moon Games's critically acclaimed action RPG Ravensword: The Fallen King has finally arrived on the App Store, bringing with it a fantasy world of truly epic proportions. Shadowlands takes the template laid down by its predecessor, then pushes everything up a notch. If you're a fan of the Elder Scrolls games, then Ravensword: Shadowlands is going to be right up your fantasy street. There's a massive 3D world for you to explore, which some are saying is the biggest ever realised on an iOS device. Throw in first to third person perspective switching on the fly, a huge quest to try and complete, hundreds of objects to collect, and a deep character advancement system…


Real Racing 3 delayed until February

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Real Racing 3 delayed until February

If you've been waiting with baited breath for EA's shockingly good looking race simulator Real Racing 3, then you're in for a disappointment. Speaking to Pocket Gamer, EA has confirmed that the console quality racer is going to miss its tentative 2012 release date by two whole months. The game was first revealed back in August at Apple's iPhone 5 press conference, and wowed the crowds there with some of the most impressive mobile graphics that any of the assembled throng of tech journalists had ever seen. In a statement to PG, an EA spokesperson said "our goal for Real Racing 3 is to create an experience that resets the bar for racing games on mobile, and we wanted to take some extra…


Dead Trigger gets violently festive update

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Dead Trigger gets violently festive update

What better way to fill your life with Christmas cheer than slaughtering hundreds of highly detailed zombies on your mobile device of choice? Well, that's exactly what Madfinger are offering in the latest free update to Dead Trigger. The new update, which pushes the game to version 1.70, features the obligatory North Pole level, where you take on hordes of the undead, most of whom are wearing Santa hats or reindeer helmets. 'Tis the season, after all. You'll also get to face off against Zanta, a new boss character who, if our word skills are up to scratch, is a big fat zombie version of Father Christmas. Looks like we're all going to end up on the naughty list this year. The update is ava…


Running Ronin - Out December 20th

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Running Ronin - Out December 20th

Yes, it's a samurai game, yes it's a runner, but look at that beautiful art and sound design. Hopefully it controls and plays as nicely as it looks. Have a watch of the trailer to see it in motion. As the title of the article says, look for this one to be hitting the App Store on December 20th.…


iPad Finger Twister

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
iPad Finger Twister

Thanks to the increased size of the iPad, there have plenty of apps that utilize the tablet as a defacto game board, and it's not hard to see a group of friends crowding around it, taking turns in some digital version of their favourite games. Enter Fingstar. While not exclusively a party game, this looks like it would be more fun with at least one other person if not more, as you try and accomplish what the game asks of you in increasingly difficult ways. Have a look at this gameplay trailer to see what I mean. The game is due out sometime around the 18-22 of December.…


Friday News Wrap -Up 14 December 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Friday News Wrap -Up 14 December 2012

Scratch today's delayed Wrap-Up to a literal run-in with another vehicle - yes, I was in an accident (and yes I'm OK), but things got a little crazy and I'm back on board for news-related funLets jump straight to the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 14th of December, 2012. Rovio Celebrates 3 Years of Angry BirdsTime, it seems, flies much like a bird (possibly an angry one) and Finnish developer Rovio can chalk up three years of delivering pig-smashing action to the iOS platform. In that time we've seen everything from the vanilla title, to 'Seasons', 'Rio', 'Space', 'Star Wars', and even a side-step with 'Bad Piggies'. It's only fitting that the upcoming Angry Birds animated film is headed up…


Pudding Monsters

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Pudding Monsters

Zeptolabs are resposible for developing the iPhone hit Cut the Rope, and their newest creation is a puzzle game called Pudding Monsters. Makes sense to me; people love pudding, and most can tolerate monsters (even going so far as to like cute ones). The game utilises the mechanic of swiping objects so they meet up (which we've seen before), but the twist is depending on the level, that's only the start of it... plus the pudding has a lot of charm (now there's a phrase I never thought i'd type). Have a look at the trailer. The game is due out on December 20th.…


Viking Puzzle Platforming

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Viking Puzzle Platforming

Icebreaker is a physics based puzzle platformer being released by Nitrome studios. It looks visually impressive and while the trailer doesn't exactly highlight the gameplay, you can see there will be lots of slashing and physics manipulation. Looks fun. Have a gander for yourselves. There is no release date planned as of yet. According to their website, they are 80% complete, so my estimates would put this towards an early 2013 release. We'll update information as it becomes available.…


Respawnables spawns on the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Respawnables spawns on the App Store

Zynga has gone and done the unthinkable and released a game that actually looks like it could be snare in some hardcore players. Called Respawnables, it's a cartoon style third person multiplayer shooter. Taking its visual cues from the likes of Battlefield: Heroes and Team Fortress 2, the game also features plenty of weapons and pieces of armour to unlock as you play. This being Zynga there's items to buy with real life money too, but the core of the gameplay looks solid enough that you're not going to begrudge throwing a few coins down to get some better gear. The game is available right now from the App Store for the princely sum of nothing at all. So if you're a fan of multiplayer bla…


Did you Know Speed Kills?

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Did you Know Speed Kills?

Speed Kills is an isometric racer that says it takes its inspiration from classic 16-bit games. What this says to me is "We wanted to make our own version of Rock and Roll Racing". Seeing that game is amazing, I can't really fault them. Have a look at this trailer. The game is set for release sometime in the first quarter of 2013.…


Star Gazing on the iPhone and iPad

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Star Gazing on the iPhone and iPad

Around December, we get many news submissions about Christmas themed apps, or Christmas themed updates to games. Nine times out of ten we ignore these, but every now and then something catches our eye. The funny thing in this case is that what I'm about to show off isn't because of an interesting Christmas update (although its kind of humourous), but the app itself is pretty neat, and something we hadn't heard of before... and that is Star Walk. This is a handy guide for astronomy fans, and those interested in the stars, as it acts as a real time star map, and shows off the constallations as well. Have a look at a video demo. The Christmas update mentioned is a Santa tracker by t…


Tiles Aren't the only thing Dropping on December 12th

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Tiles Aren't the only thing Dropping on December 12th

The game Tile Drop is as well! Wit! Anyways, watching the trailer of this puzzle game ultimately confused me... but in a really good way. Have a look to see what I mean... It's a free app, but for those wishing to get a taste before the release, the developer Daniel Wood has made two versions of the game available to play now. The easy version can be found here, while what he called the Derek version (which is a more advanced set of puzzles), can be found here.…


Space Hulk headed to iOS devices next year

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Space Hulk headed to iOS devices next year

Developer Full Control and Games Workshop have announced that an iOS version of the classic space-dungeon crawling board game Space Hulk is set to arrive on iOS devices in the new year. Featuring a 12 stage single player or cooperative campaign based around the Sin of Damnation Hulk from the thrid edition of the game, Space Hulk promises a turn based, tactical adventure like no other. A cross platform multiplayer mode lets you compete against friends in recreations of the classic Genestealers versus Terminators scraps of the original board game. “Since playing the board game decades ago I have always wanted to recreate this slice of Warhammer 40,000 as a computer game. Now we can fi…


Square Enix announces Final Fantasy IV for iOS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Square Enix announces Final Fantasy IV for iOS

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy IV is heading to iOS devices on the 20th of December. This is the 3D, enhanced version released on the Nintendo DS in 2008 though, rather than the SNES original. The game tells the story of Cecil, a Dark Knight determined to thwart the evil schemes of a sorcerer called Golbez, who plans to destroy the world using a bunch of crystals. It's expected the game will go on sale for somewhere around $20, which puts it in line with Square's aggressive App Store pricing scheme. To celebrate the forthcoming release, and the fact it's Christmas soon, Square has put some of its other iOS titles on sale, with Final Fantasies I through III all getting discou…


Vergence Fated to Appear in App Store

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Vergence Fated to Appear in App Store

You don't see too many Metroidvania games on the App Store. Perhaps its that mobile gaming doesn't lend itself to the genre, or that it's hard to get the controls right, but it's good see that there are some out there. Well I'm assuming Vergence: Will of Fate is a Metroidvania game from the description and the trailer. If not, it still looks visually interesting as a platformer, and promises lots of rooms to visit and upgrades to acquire. Here's the trailer. The game is released on December 9th.…