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LEGO The Lord of the Rings out on iOS 'soon'

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 9 months ago
LEGO The Lord of the Rings out on iOS 'soon'

It's only been a couple of weeks since we learned that the LEGO Star Wars games are coming to iOS in 2014. However, it looks like Frodo, Gandalf, and the rest of the Fellowship are going to beat Skywalker and friends to the punch. According to a press release which appeared on Touch Arcade, LEGO The Lord of the Rings has its scary, flaming eye fixed on the App Store, and is expected to appear 'soon'. Given the high quality of the iOS ports of LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes and the LEGO Harry Potter series, we've got high hopes for the smartphone-friendly version of this plastic-themed trip into Middle Earth. As soon as we have a concrete release date, we'll sound the Horn of Gondor. Until…

See the first trailer for Battleheart's 'spiritual successor', Battleheart Legacy

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 9 months ago
See the first trailer for Battleheart's 'spiritual successor', Battleheart Legacy

We took a shine to Mika Mobile's adorable action-RPG Battleheart when it marched onto iOS a couple of years back. Its blend of real-time combat and polished 2D visuals coupled with an impressive skill system helped it win the heart of our reviewer, and the approval of a decent number of mobile RPG fans. It shouldn't surprise you to learn that the dev team responsible hasn't been sitting on its collective hands for the past 24 months. Allow us to introduce you to Battleheart Legacy, the "spiritual successor to Battleheart: The trailer above is our first glimpse of Battleheart Legacy in action. As you can see, the series has had a major graphical overhaul, and is now sporting new (but equa…

Tetris creator to release new game Dwice this Thursday

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 9 months ago
Tetris creator to release new game Dwice this Thursday

When the guy who created Tetris releases a new game, we can't help but take notice. And when tetromino godfather Alexey Pajitnov releases his latest iOS effort Dwice later this week, you'll might want to take notice too. Dwice is a shape-matching puzzler which marries the decending object mechanic seen in Tetris with the colour-matching mechanic seen in every other iOS game released in the past 3 years. The aim is to clear the screen by dragging triangles, circles, and squares through the geometric equivilants, thereby clearing the screen. To score big, you have to chaintogether as many objects as possible in a single swipe. It sounds pretty simple, but you soon learn that if you accident…

Ratchet & Clank headed to mobile

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Ratchet & Clank headed to mobile

The latest installment in the Ratchet & Clank series Into the Nexus is set to launch on Playstation 3 this November 12th. Alongside that, however, Ratchet & Clank-themed endless-runner Before the Nexus will be coming to mobile. The game will link up with its PS3 counterpart, and Raritanium you earn in the mobile game will allow you to unlock more weapons in the console game. We're seeing a huge ramp-up in companion apps which tie directly into major console releases. Games like Watch Dogs, and Battlefield 4 all have mobile apps which let directly influence the full game from your iOS handset. I suspect we're only going to see more of this as we move forward…

Fans of survival horror should keep an eye on Forgotten Memories

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Fans of survival horror should keep an eye on Forgotten Memories

Psychoz Interactive have been working on their game Forgotten Memories - Alternate Realities for two years, and plan to release the pilot episode in a few weeks. The episode will be free, and will be a taste of the full game to hopefully help fun the Kickstarter Psychoz is going to launch to bring the full game to life. The upcoming pilot will be an hour long demo essentially, to familiarize players with the world and mechanics. The trailer that just released for Halloween should give you an idea of what to expect. It looks positively spooky, and more a return to classic survival horror. We'll let you know when the pilot releases on the App Store.…

The Incredible Corpse is a zombie stealth game...

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
The Incredible Corpse is a zombie stealth game...

...and not what you're probably thinking. You're not trying to sneak your way around hordes of infected. No, aliens have stolen everyone's brain and turned them into zombies, and its up to you to help the zombies stealthly assault the alien strongholds to get their brains back. Perhaps it might be easier if you just watched the trailer... The game will release at the end of November. The first chapter will be free, with the other chapters to follow costing a fee. The game looks entertaining enough to warrant a look at upon release. Also, the developers have launched a Kickstarter to support development, and add more features to the game. It's a pity they missed the Halloween window,…

Khaba is the most fun you can have trapped in a pyramid

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Khaba is the most fun you can have trapped in a pyramid

Well we're not certain if that's the case. Frankly I don't want to find out for myself. Pyramids are dark and scary places.Khaba is made by veteran designers with credits such as Just Cause 2, and Bionic Commando: Rearmed. You control Michael, an intrepid explorer that finds himself trapped in a pyramid. The only way out seems to be down, by solving puzzles based about reflecting and refracting light. As you descend, you learn more about this protagonist and what his quest truly entails. Have a look at the gameplay trailer to see some of the puzzle solving in action. It's not a particularly original puzzle concept, but the scenario is intriguing, and if the story holds up,…

Symmetrain is more than a clever pun

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Symmetrain is more than a clever pun

It also combines 'spot the difference' puzzles with a kind of endless runner experience. I know that doesn't sound too pleasant on its surface, but have a look at the trailer, and like me, I think you'll be...er, plesantly surprised. As you can see, it's got a really nice almost storybook art style, and looks like a quite relaxing experience... as you're straining your cognitive functions to spot everything that isn't in perfect alignment. The game is availble now on the App Store and will set you back $0.99. [App Store Link]…

Kingdom Rush: Frontiers gets spooky Shadowmoon update

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 10 months ago
Kingdom Rush: Frontiers gets spooky Shadowmoon update

Tower-defence sequel Kingdom Rush: Frontiers just got a bit creepier, courtesy of the Halloween-themed Shadowmoon campaign update. If battling scorpions and sandpeople wasn't already tough enough, anyone who downloads the free update will find themselves fending off waves supernatural nasties. Vampires, werewolves, ghosts - all of these evils are about to be unleashed upon your armaments.  Luckily for you, the also update provides you with two new heroes to call upon. You can now choose between vampire hunter Dante, or Dracolich expert Bonehart, both of whom are a dab hand at dealing with the forces of darkness.  In addition to the new troops, you'll get three new Halloween…

Rovio Stars gets fruity with match-3 puzzler Juice Cubes

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 10 months ago
Rovio Stars gets fruity with match-3 puzzler Juice Cubes

Rovio Stars, the new publishing arm of Angry Birds custodians Rovio, has been pretty shrewd when choosing which games to add to its portfolio. First it threw its weight behind chilly physics puzzler Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage, before putting out the genuinely delightful point-and-click adventure Tiny Thief. Given the creativity evident in those two titles, we're slightly surprised to see which horse Rovio Stars is currently backing. Titled Juice Cubes, the newest game to get the Rovio bump is a fruit-themed match-three puzzler.  Yep - another one of those. In fairness, the trailer (above) is pretty slick, and the presentation of the the game is top notch. We're just finding…

Sonic Lost World boss invades Sonic Dash

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 10 months ago
Sonic Lost World boss invades Sonic Dash

If you're still playing hedgehog-oriented endless-runner Sonic Dash, then prepare to encounter new - and not-so-friendly - face. To liven things up a bit, developers Hardlight and Sega have decided to throw a boss from the recently released console and handheld platformer Sonic Lost World into Sonic Dash. This angry purple tyrant goes by the name of Zazz. You'd best get used to the sight of him, because he's going to be jumping unannounced into Sonic's path at random points throughout your Sonic Dash runs for the immediate future.  Though we didn't think much of Sonic Dash's aggressive monetisation model, we felt that the option to bank rings or gamble for bigger bonuses eleva…

The Double Dragon trilogy is making its way to iOS

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
The Double Dragon trilogy is making its way to iOS

Long before Final Fight, before Turtles in Time, and eons before Castle Crashers, Double Dragon was the king of the 'beat em up'. The arcades were full of people pumping quarters into these machines to beat up punks and just make it that little bit further. Dotemu is bringing the original arcade trilogy to iOS sometime before the end of the year. There will be local co-op over bluetooth, support for gamepads, and a remastered soundtrack (that you will hear while watching the trailer below). I find it amusing that the easy mode on the difficulty screen is 'mobile'. One wonders if there's a leniency with the movement or hit detection. Now part of me is a little saddened…

Download a free version of Deux Ex: The Fall

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 10 months ago
Download a free version of Deux Ex: The Fall

Square Enix has just released a lite version of its cybernetically-enhanced first-person shooter Deux Ex: The Fall. This stripped-back release, which gives you free access to the early missions of the game's espionage oriented plotline, is designed to give players a small taste of the full Deux Ex experience. What's more, if you do decide to upgrade to the full version of Deus Ex: The Fall, you can now pick it up for the temporarily reduced price of £2.99 / $4.99. Though we thought it was slightly hampered by its control scheme, we called Deux Ex: The Fall "a handsome diversion for franchise fans." Check out the full AppSpy review below. [Deux Ex: The Fall Lite App Store link]…

Turn your iPad into a treasure map with Assassin's Creed IV Companion app

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 10 months ago
Turn your iPad into a treasure map with Assassin's Creed IV Companion app

If you're planning to find buried treasure and sail the seven seas in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, then you're going to need that most essential of pirating tools: a map. Rather than having you pause the game to rifle through sub-menus, though, Ubisoft has provided iPad owners with a companion app which transforms your tablet into a treasure map. Now available from the App Store, the Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Companion app features a fully interactive map of the Carribean waters featured in the game. It allows you to view objectives, track your progress - even set real time waypoints for your ship to follow.   As well as using the app to help you navigate while you play, yo…

One of the strangest game crossovers...

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
One of the strangest game crossovers...

Puzzle & Dragons is part match-3 game, and part RPG dungeon crawler. While it won't set the world on fire like, let's say Puzzle Quest, it has a large following, and is carving out its own niche on the App Store. It is also now the home of the strangest game crossover we've ever laid eyes upon. The characters of the recent console release Batman: Origins have invaded the world of Puzzle & Dragons. This is not the first crossover in the history of Puzzle & Dragons, and if the game continues to be successful it won't be the last, but it's certainly an odd pairing to be sure. The content is available in an event specific dungeon that launches today on the 30th…