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XCOM: Enemy Unknown out on Thursday

News By James Gilmour, 2 years ago
XCOM: Enemy Unknown out on Thursday

Strategic UFO shooter XCOM: Enemy Unknown is due to appear on the App Store this Thursday. This release will be an almost identical port of the acclaimed console and PC title of the same name.  If you've never stumbled across the console version, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn-based strategy game which places you in command of a military response unit. You job is to monitor,  manage and repel UFO incursions. Here's what you need to know: Firstly, it'll be available on iPhone and iPad.  Secondly, as it's a port of a recent console release, you're going to be dealing with a pretty hefty file size. We're talking gigabytes rather than megabytes here, meaning you might have to m…

Gloomy Hollow

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Gloomy Hollow

Chillingo has been busy on the announcements lately. Gloomy Hollow looks to a mobile take on the Action RPG genre popularized by the Diablo series (although the art style of this game marks a closer comparison to the Torchlight games). Have a look at the trailer! The classes look interesting, and as long as the controls are solid, and the content is there, Chillingo should have a winner on their hands. The release schedule is apparently "soon".…

Fightback

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Fightback

I'm unsure what to think about this teaser trailer for the upcoming iOS game by Ninja Theory and Chillingo. On the one hand, the premise, and small glimpses of gameplay look very generic in terms of violence and mechanics. One the other hand, the trailer seems to have a tongue in cheek attitude to it, and if the fighting feels right, it could be a lot of fun. Have a look for yourselves and tell us what you think. The game has a planned release for sometime this year. We'll let you know more when we do.…

League of Evil 3 landing on the App Store June 27th

News By James Gilmour, 2 years ago
League of Evil 3 landing on the App Store June 27th

If there's one thing Ravenous Games knows, its 2D platformers. From the League of Evil series to Infestor and Random Heroes, the Canadian studio is a beacon to other iOS developers looking for examples of pixel-perfect touchscreen control systems. Which brings me to today's good news: League of Evil 3 is due to come leaping onto the App Store on June 27th. As before, you'll be guiding a partially mechanised super soldier through a series of hazardous envirnoments. Your mission: clobber the villainous scientists who have made you the (awesome) monster you are.  Judging by the screenshots, it looks like the dev is sticking fairly closely to the established formula of jumping, dodging,…

Deus Ex: The Fall E3 Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Deus Ex: The Fall E3 Trailer

The announcement of this iOS exclusive sequel to the hit game Deus Ex: Human Revolution was of course shown in more detail at E3 this week. We would like to share the trailer with you all. It looks to have many of the same systems in place that its predecessor contained. As it is a touch screen game, the big question is of course how does it control? We should find out soon as it's slated for release over the next couple of months.…

Bloodmasque - Square Enix meets Infinity Blade

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Bloodmasque - Square Enix meets Infinity Blade

Really the title of this article is all you need to know before watching the E3 trailer for this Square Enix iOS exclusive. There's also the ability to take your own picture and create a character with your face (and enlist the aid of your friends). The game looks quite gorgeous, and it will be interesting to see where the Infinity Blade gameplay is taken in this new interpretation. The game is due out sometime in the next couple of months.…

Despicable Me: Minion Rush out now

News By James Gilmour, 2 years ago
Despicable Me: Minion Rush out now

With Despicable Me 2 due to arrive in cinemas later this month, the Hollywood hype machine is whirring into motion. One increasingly important cog in this noisy contraption is the tie-in video game. With that in mind, Gameloft has just released the trailer for its new iOS title Despicable Me: Minion Rush. It's a 3D endless runner in the vein of Temple Run, and stars the cute, yellow minions made famous by the first movie.  We'll have a review ready for you later today, but you can check out the trailer below in the meantime. If you want to try it out for yourself, you can grab it free for iPhone and iPad right now.    …

The Walking Dead - 400 Days DLC trailer revealed

News By James Gilmour, 2 years ago
The Walking Dead - 400 Days DLC trailer revealed

When the curtain fell on episode five of Telltale's interactive zombie drama The Walking Dead: The Game, many of us felt that we had experienced something rare and special. Telltale's coders were borne high on the shoulders of the gamers everywhere, and subsequently promised us another season's worth of harrowing survival gameplay and heartbreaking decisions. What the team didn't tell us was that they were secretly working on an additional DLC episode to accompany the first series. However, at E3 today, Telltale unveiled the first trailer for The Walking Dead - 400 Days. As you can see from the teaser (below), this episode moves away from the trials and tribulations of Lee and Clementine…

First trailer for Asphalt 8: Airborne

News By James Gilmour, 2 years ago
First trailer for Asphalt 8: Airborne

Gameloft has just posted the first trailer for upcoming racing sequel Asphalt 8: Airborne. While the series's trademark good looks are still intact, it's Asphalt 8: Airborne's array of stunt opportunities which have gained our attention. You see, thanks to a new physics engine, you'll be able to launch your supercharged racer off the tarmac and into the air, where you can perform gnarly spins and flips.  These hair-raising stunts can be performed over the game's eight new maps, which will take you "from the Nevada desert to the city streets of London". You can also look forward to a variety of different weather conditions, all of which will affect the handling of your vehicle. Socia…

Trials Frontier

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Trials Frontier

The Trials series has never made its way to iOS, but through games like Bike Baron and Joe Danger, we have been able to experience the physics based motorbike racing that Trials HD and Trials Evolution have made famous. While Redlynx's trailer at E3 reveals a new next-gen Trials game, the second half of the trailer is dedicated to a mobile offering titled Trials Frontier. Have a watch of the trailer! The two games are supposedly linked in terms of unlocking content, but it's great to finally see Trials on iOS. Steady yourselves though. It looks like the game won't be out till next year. We'll keep you posted.…

Moebius Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Moebius Trailer

Jane Jensen, the creator of the Gabriel Knight trilogy and Gray Matter has been working on a new adventure game with her studio Pinkerton Road. The game was funded on Kickstarter, it is called Moebius, and a trailer has been released. Here it is! The game looks a little rough around the edges, but an element of intrigue is there. Jensen's strength has always been story and character, and no doubt this new tale will live up to her reputation. No word on a relase date as of yet, but a playable demo for the PC version should be out at the end of the month. The game is also coming to the iPad (hence why we're covering it).[Moebius website]…

iOS 7 unveiled

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
iOS 7 unveiled

It's a busy week. Not only is E3 on, where gamers get to see the future of the industry (especially this year as we're on the cusp of the new console generation), but the WWDC is on as well. And, at Apple' keynote speech, iOS 7 was unveiled. Now, we usually don't cover Apple news here because we're all about the games, but a new design for both the way the iPhone and iPad functions (as well as the App Store) is worth our attention. Below is the unveiling video. If you want to skip the marketing talk and just find out about the new features, the real info starts about four minutes in. Personally, I don't see the new iOS changing the way I use my device for good or ill, but time will tell o…

See the debut trailer for Pacific Rim: The Mobile Game

News By James Gilmour, 2 years ago
See the debut trailer for Pacific Rim: The Mobile Game

The movie fans among you might be familiar with upcoming mechs-vs-monsters flick Pacific Rim. Helmed by Pans Labyrinth and Hellboy mastermind Guillermo del Toro, the film promises to marry the old fashioned sensibilities of the Godzilla movies with the mech-heavy iron fisticuffs of Gundam. Of course, nowadays you can't have a blockbuster film without the obligatory tie-in mobile game. And, sure enough, Reliance Games has just posted the trailer for Pacific Rim: The Mobile Game. It's only a teaser, and we're not sure how much of it (if any) is actual in-game footage. However, if we had to guess, we'd say that this is probably going to be a gesture controlled brawler in the vein of Batm…

Chronoblade Announcement Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Chronoblade Announcement Trailer

Watching the trailer for this upcoming game, thoughts of an action RPG meeting a side scrolling beat em up come to mind. At least part of this thought process is justified seeing that one of the creators of Chronoblade is Stieg Hedlund, one of the main designers behind Diablo II. He has teamed up with Dave Jones, one of the creators behind the original Grand Theft Auto, and Tony Harman, former president of Realtime Worlds. What they've come up with looks like a lot of fun. See for yourselves. This free to play release is about to go into beta, so we should have a release date sooner than later. We will let you know.…

Combo Crew Tips

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Combo Crew Tips

How many of our readers are playing Combo Crew? How many were confused by some of the mechanics? Well you know how other sites write those articles expousing hints and tips for released games? We thought it might be best if the developers fulfilled that role themselves. Follow the link, and Game Bakers creative director Emeric Thoa will give you some insight on how to rack up those huge combos. The article can be found here. Our review of Combo Crew can be found here.…