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El Hijo, a non-violent stealth game, is heading for iOS and Android later this month

News By Stephen Gregson-Wood, 4 months, 1 week ago
El Hijo, a non-violent stealth game, is heading for iOS and Android later this month

Handy Games has announced that the non-violent stealth game El Hijo – A Wild West Tale is heading for iOS and Android on January 25th. It previously released on PC and Switch, where it has since earned a respectable 74 Metacritic score. It follows the story of a young boy who sets off on an adventure to rescue his mother from some evil folk who have kidnapped her. However, to keep the game family-friendly – and to avoid a child embarking on a murder spree – El Hijo is a stealth game where clever distractions are used instead of bloody takedowns. It takes place in a spaghetti western-inspired world, and his journey will take him through monasteries, deserts and towns, all…

Project Winter Mobile has entered beta testing for Android in the USA and Canada

News By Stephen Gregson-Wood, 4 months, 1 week ago
Project Winter Mobile has entered beta testing for Android in the USA and Canada

Boltrend Games has announced that the first beta test for Project Winter Mobile, a port of the PC social deduction game, is now available in Android in the USA and Canada. It will run between now and January 20th. Once the test has concluded, player data will get wiped, so don't get too attached to any cosmetics you collect during the beta. You can check out a cinematic trailer for the PC version below. If you're unfamiliar with Project Winter's mobile version, it is a social deduction game that, much like Among Us, draws influence from the party game Werewolf. Eight players enter a match with one of two roles – survivors and traitors. The survivors will need to work together to esca…

Please, Touch the Artwork, the zen puzzler that explores abstract painting, will release for iOS and Android later this month

News By Stephen Gregson-Wood, 4 months, 1 week ago
Please, Touch the Artwork, the zen puzzler that explores abstract painting, will release for iOS and Android later this month

Developer Thomas Waterzooi, also known as Meynen Studio, has announced that their zen puzzler Please, Touch the Artwork will release for iOS, Android, and Steam on January 26th. It is a narrative drive game that, as the title suggests, encourages you to break the most sacred rule of visiting an art gallery. Please, Touch the Artwork sees you getting up close and personal with numerous paintings and solving over 150 puzzles. Your journey will be backed by a jazzy soundtrack that's intended to bring relaxed vibes to the story, allowing you to relax as you solve each new brainteaser. In total, there are three different paintings to learn about, with each bringing a distinct gameplay style and…

Turmoil is a casual tycoon sim set during the oil rush in 19th century North America, avaialble now for iOS and Android

News By Stephen Gregson-Wood, 4 months, 1 week ago
Turmoil is a casual tycoon sim set during the oil rush in 19th century North America, avaialble now for iOS and Android

Today, publisher LT Games has released a casual tycoon sim called Turmoil. It has been developed by Dutch studio Gamious and is available now for iOS and Android. It sees you looking to become the biggest oil baron during the rush in 19th century North America. To kick off your business, you will need to acquire land at the local auction before searching for oil. You can do this in various ways, such as using dowsers, moles, or scans. Once you've struck liquid gold, you will set to work creating an efficient pipe network to extract the oil as soon as possible. From there, you'll need to buy wagons and silos to transport and stash your haul to keep it safe as you wait for the right moment to…

NetEase's open-world survival game Fading City is now available for Android in Early Access

News By Stephen Gregson-Wood, 4 months, 1 week ago
NetEase's open-world survival game Fading City is now available for Android in Early Access

NetEase Games and ACE studios have announced that their new open-survival game Fading City has been released in early access for Android as a closed beta gets underway. The game takes place in the Weidu City, now a wasteland that's become overrun with zombies hordes that is more than happy to munch on your flesh. As a survival game, it will be important to manage your resources carefully to avoid becoming one of the undead. That means monitoring both your energy and materials to ensure you're always ready for a tussle with the zombies. You and your team will battle multiple of them at once or face off against a powerful high-risk variant that stands almost as tall as some buildings. To prep…

RPG Dice: Heroes of Whitestone is a board game inspired character battler, heading for iOS and Android this month

News By Stephen Gregson-Wood, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
RPG Dice: Heroes of Whitestone is a board game inspired character battler, heading for iOS and Android this month

RPG Dice: Heroes of Whitestone is an upcoming character battler from developer WIMO Games. The team has industry veterans who have previously worked at the likes of EA, Zynga, GREE, and Kingsile. The game draws inspiration from tabletops and will release for iOS and Android on January 18th. In Heroes of Whitestone, the titular locale is in danger after 500 years of peace. To save the day, you will need to assemble a team of heroes and lead them into battle against numerous fantasy-themed enemies, including orcs, elves, and goblins. There are various types of characters with different classes to call upon to fight for your cause, such as paladins, wizards, and rogues. As mentioned, Heroes o…

PUBG: New State has teamed up with Bugatti Rimac to bring the car manafacturer's latest hypercar to the battle royale

News By Stephen Gregson-Wood, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
PUBG: New State has teamed up with Bugatti Rimac to bring the car manafacturer's latest hypercar to the battle royale

Krafton Inc has announced the first major collaboration for its latest game PUBG: New State. The battle royale has teamed up with Bugatti Rimac to introduce the Rimac Nevera – a car that boasts the fastest acceleration of any production vehicle – to Troi. The Rimac Nevera is set to drop into New State latest this month when players can take it for a spin around Troi. To coincide with its arrival, there will be a time-limited Rimac Crate, that will contain a bunch of in-game goodies, including the Rimac Nevera in five colour variants. They are Nevera Blue, Gunpowder Grey, Prism Glow, Sunburst Red and Luminous Gold. Discussing the collaboration, Ela Buljat, Senior Marketing Speci…

Niantic has unveiled details for Pokemon Go's Ultra Unlock Part 3 event

News By Stephen Gregson-Wood, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Niantic has unveiled details for Pokemon Go's Ultra Unlock Part 3 event

Niantic has finally unveiled the details for the Ultra Unlock Part 3 event, which will take place from 20th to 31st August. It will see the debut of several Galar Pokemon in the game, including the two Legendary mascots from Sword and Shield, Zacian and Zamazenta, in their Hero of Many Battles forms. Alongside the two Legendary Pokemon, you will also encounter Skwovet, Greedent, Wooloo, Dubwool and Falinks. There's also a chance you might run into Shiny variants of Galarian Meowth, Galarian Farfetch'd, Galarian Weezing and Galarian Stunfisk. During the event, there will be event-exclusive Timed Research missions to complete for encounters with Galarian Pokemon. Similarly, you can get theme…

Punishing: Gray Raven's Frozen Darkness update introduces a co-op boss battle, a new story chapter and Construct

News By Stephen Gregson-Wood, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Punishing: Gray Raven's Frozen Darkness update introduces a co-op boss battle, a new story chapter and Construct

Kuro Game's sci-fi action RPG, Punishing: Gray Raven, has proven popular since it first launched in mid-July, with over one million people downloading the game to give it a shot. To keep those players interested, the game's first update – Frozen Darkness – is now available to all players for free. The update will introduce a new story chapter, S-Rank Construct and boss battle to the game alongside other bits of content. The newly added boss is an Ascendant called Rosetta. They are extremely powerful, meaning that players will need to team up with others to topples this particular foe. Meanwhile, a former enemy of the Gray Raven squad called Alpha who is an offensive-type charac…

Golf Impact's latest update introduces clans to the game

News By Stephen Gregson-Wood, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Golf Impact's latest update introduces clans to the game

Neowiz has recently released an update for their popular sports title, Golf Impact. It introduces Clans to the game, allowing players to create one, gather members and compete against others. On top of that, they've also added the eleventh tour, Majestic Mount Fuji. Once you've created or joined a clan, you will compete against others to climb regional and worldwide rankings in a bid to claim that number one spot. If your clan reaches the pinnacle of Golf Impact, you will enjoy a variety of special rewards. If you're unfamiliar with Golf Impact, it is – unsurprisingly – a golfing game. It promises easy to learn controls but hard to master gameplay. Players face off against one…

Evil Hunter Tycoon, Super Planet's popular management game, has reach four million downloads

News By Stephen Gregson-Wood, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Evil Hunter Tycoon, Super Planet's popular management game, has reach four million downloads

Super Planet has announced that Evil Hunter Tycoon has reached an impressive four million downloads since the game first launched for iOS and Android last March. To celebrate hitting this milestone, Evil Hunter Tycoon with host a series of events with numerous rewards up for grabs. This will include events called Find 4&0 and the 4M Quiz. By participating, players can net themselves 4M Gold and 200 Gems. Elsewhere, you might want to ensure you're subscribed to the game's official YouTube channel since the developers regularly post weekly coupon videos, allowing you to grab additional rewards. In addition to the milestone celebration, Super Planet has also teased an impending update tha…

Tears of Themis, miHoYo's romance and detective game, is now available for iOS and Android

News By Stephen Gregson-Wood, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Tears of Themis, miHoYo's romance and detective game, is now available for iOS and Android

Tears of Themis, the romance and detective game from miHoYo, is now available for iOS and Android. It marks a departure from what we've come to expect from miHoYo, who have previously created the likes of Honkai Impact 3rd and Genshin Impact. In Tears of Themis, you will play as a rookie attorney working for Themis Law Firm. You are tasked with solving numerous cases across Stellis City, and, along the way, you can forge romantic relationships with four male characters, promising distinct, complex personalities. There's more to solving cases and flirting with cute boys, though, as a deeper conspiracy lies beneath the surface. But to uncover that, you will need to solve other cases. This…

Marvel Realm of Champions' latest update introduces A House Divided event and Black Mirror weapon for Sorcerer Supreme

News By Stephen Gregson-Wood, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Marvel Realm of Champions' latest update introduces A House Divided event and Black Mirror weapon for Sorcerer Supreme

Kabam's Marvel Realm of Champions has released its 4.1 update today, introducing a new in-game event, Super Solider Gear, weapons and an Arena Conquest environment. The aforementioned in-game event is called A House Divided and tasks players with retrieving a powerful red Tesseract. This is no easy task, so Peggy Carter calls upon Champions from across Battleworld to form a strike team to assist with the mission. Along the way, they will need to fight against the Patriot Garrison's Red Guardian, who is acting under Hydra's control. Players will enter these battles with Peggy Carter, who they will need to protect from Adaptoids and the Red Guardian. Elsewhere, The Raft is the latest map to…

Angry Birds Friends has team up with the World Health Organization to promote healthy and active lifestyles

News By Stephen Gregson-Wood, 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Angry Birds Friends has team up with the World Health Organization to promote healthy and active lifestyles

Rovio, Angry Birds Friends and the World Health Organization have teamed up to encourage players to stay active at home during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic alongside providing a few tips for how to do so. To help raise awareness, players can complete The Stay Active tournament, which is available in the game for a week. It features 24 brand new levels that are all themed around sports, healthy living and tips for staying healthy and active from the World Health Organization. Rovio hopes that engaging players through Angry Birds Friends and providing them with tips will help raise awareness and promote healthy lifestyles. In particular, they hope to help players realise that it's possible…

Lineage 2 Revolution's Season Two update introduces four new heroes and a 25-player Raid

News By Stephen Gregson-Wood, 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Lineage 2 Revolution's Season Two update introduces four new heroes and a 25-player Raid

Netmarble's MMORPG, Lineage 2 Revolution, is debuting its second season today, which sees the arrival of the Valakas’ Fury expansion pack. It introduces four new heroes, a 25-player Raid, additional servers and various other tweaks based on the community's feedback. The four new heroes arriving in this update are Pan, Miro, Liza, and Elizabeth, whilst the 25-player Raid is - appropriately enough - called Valakas Raid. In addition to that, players can also engage with a new Expansion Temporal Rift which matches the update's theme. Elsewhere, the PvP battlefield, Hero Honorable Battlefield, has returned for the latest season. Alongside a host of new content, Netmarble has opened new se…