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Studio Ghibli-like adventure game Embracelet coming to iOS

News By Olly Smith, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Studio Ghibli-like adventure game Embracelet coming to iOS

Indie developer Machineboy is releasing its narrative adventure game Embracelet onto iOS later this year. Set in Norway, the game is a narrative adventure game about a young adolescent who inherits his grandfather’s magical bracelet, which grants special telekinetic powers. You must use these powers to solve puzzles and explore the island to discover these mysterious powers and return it to its true owner. It’s a magic realism tale, utilising elements of the fantasy to tell a deeply personal story that deals with the challenges of growing up and the difficulties that small communities face. Machineboy uses the story to deliver an uplifting, emotional adventure with plenty of tw…

Mystery visual novel Far Away comes to mobile next year

News By Olly Smith, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Mystery visual novel Far Away comes to mobile next year

XD Network has announced Far Away, an upcoming mystery visual novel for iOS and Android devices that’s releasing some time next year. You play as Krosa Nonet, an employed bay worker in the fictional town of Bedjan who becomes entrapped within the city’s seedy underworld. As you continue playing, the story has the possibility of going in different directions depending on the decisions you make, impacting both the fates of Krosa and the city itself. You will mainly be tasked with finding clues and exploring different character perspectives to piece together the mysteries that Bedjan holds. Altogether there are eight main storylines, with over 500,000 words of text, and also featu…

Mario Kart Tour introduces the Sunset Tour, adds new skins, and more

News By Olly Smith, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Mario Kart Tour introduces the Sunset Tour, adds new skins, and more

Mario Kart Tour has introduced the Sunset Tour, its latest content-filled season that adds new races, racers, and more. The Sunset Tour adds new races to complete so you can collect Grand Stars. These include Sunset Wilds, Neo Bowser City R, Mario Circuit R, and Neo Bowser City T. There are also karts, gliders and new racers up for grabs as Tour Gifts to collect during the season. You can earn Baby Rosalina as a new racer alongside a new kart and glider just by logging into the game, with no additional spending required. Meanwhile, if you’re a Gold Pass subscriber you can obtain the Jumping Mario Hanafuda as a Tour Gift, alongside the new kart and racer. There’s also another…

Roguelike deckbuilder Iris and the Giant out now on iOS

News By Olly Smith, 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Roguelike deckbuilder Iris and the Giant out now on iOS

After releasing on Steam earlier this year, roguelike deckbuilder Iris and the Giant is now available on iOS devices alongside its debut in Nintendo Switch, with an Android release coming soon. You play as Iris, a young girl lost in a fairytale world of her own imagination who has to face her fears. As you journey through Iris’ mind, you collect memory fragments which reveal the reasons behind her odyssey into this strange land of mythical creatures. It’s a beautiful, minimal world where she must fight her inner demons away. To battle these monsters, you need to assemble a full deck of cards with abilities and powers on them, which will develop as you progress through the story…

Genshin Impact’s new update adds new quests, characters, and more

News By Olly Smith, 4 weeks ago
Genshin Impact’s new update adds new quests, characters, and more

Genshin Impact, the popular gacha RPG from miHoYo, is getting a big new update next week on 11th November. The update, called ‘A New Star Approaches’, introduces a bunch of new quests to complete, as well as a seasonal event and four additional playable characters. While there are many new quests being added to the game, most notably is the addition of the Liyue chapter’s grand finale in the main storyline. This also coincides with the game’s first seasonal event called ‘Unreconciled Stars’. This lasts for two weeks and sees players finishing a series of quests and co-op challenges to earn new rewards. A reputation system is also being added to Genshin…

October update for Crossfire: Warzone adds new game mode

News By Olly Smith, 1 month ago
October update for Crossfire: Warzone adds new game mode

There has been a new update for Crossfire: Warzone on iOS and Android, and it’s a pretty big one that adds the new Capital Takeover War game mode. Capital Takeover War is an event that occurs in the middle of the field map on each server, as long as it’s at least 90 days or older. Joycity has added this to hopefully increase PvP participation, with the new event taking place fortnightly and sees allies fighting for dominance on their server. The winning team’s leader will then gain a special title that remains for two weeks, and they’re also able to assign this title to six other members of their alliance. It won’t just be a fancy title to display alongside th…

Garena Free Fire adds the Ultrasonic Rave to its Elite Pass

News By Olly Smith, 1 month ago
Garena Free Fire adds the Ultrasonic Rave to its Elite Pass

Garena Free Fire has had another Elite Pass (EP) added to the popular battle royale, this time called the Ultrasonic Rave, so you can expect a musically themed EP this time around. As the title suggests, the Ultrasonic Rave EP sports a retro inspired hip hop theme, with the new characters sporting oversized jewellery, baggy trousers and a huge puffy jacket to match the aesthetic. As with every Elite Pass before it, Garena Free Fire’s season pass adds some new weight to the game’s lore. With the Ultrasonic Rave, the game is now focusing on a supercity that’s using a new type of music technology to bring its citizens together, and other countries wish to steal this tech to…

League of Legends: Wild Rift soft launched in Asia, but western regions will have to wait a bit longer

News By Olly Smith, 1 month ago
League of Legends: Wild Rift soft launched in Asia, but western regions will have to wait a bit longer

League of Legends: Wild Rift, Riot’s mobile version of the popular PC MOBA, is now available on iOS and Android in certain regions. The soft launch includes Japan, The Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, but the rest of the world will have to wait until at least the end of the year to play it. Riot has also released two trailers for League of Legends: Wild Rift to go with this soft launch, which can both be seen below. The first is a cinematic teaser showcasing Blitzcrank, Teemo, Camille and Lux fighting on the Rift. The second trailer shows a segment of gameplay from the final game, showing what to expect from the mobile MOBA. Players in the Sout…

Arcade action game Shooty Quest fires onto mobile

News By Olly Smith, 1 month ago
Arcade action game Shooty Quest fires onto mobile

Ogre Pixel has released Shooty Quest on iOS and Android mobile devices. It’s an arcade game where you play as a retired archer named Hall, who is pulled away from his peaceful life after an enemy steals his precious cat, Alfador, and Hall has to go out and rescue it. In each level you’ll square up against groups of enemies in which you have to identify their weaknesses to determine which arrow type you’re going to shoot at them. They’re smart people though and won’t just stand around to wait for you to kill them. You need to be constantly dodging their projectiles while also firing yours back their way. There are potions scattered around the levels that provi…

SINoALICE getting a new story update on Friday

News By Olly Smith, 1 month ago
SINoALICE getting a new story update on Friday

Pokelabo and Square Enix’s SINoALICE is receiving a new major story update on Friday. The third major update for the Yoko Taro-directed game is called Act of Reality and sees a few of the game’s literary-inspired characters come to the modern world. The roster sees Red Riding Hood, Little Mermaid, Oz’s Dorothy and Lewis Carroll’s Alice find greater challenges than ever before, so make sure they’re ready to fight tougher enemies than in previous story updates before you jump into Act of Reality. As well as Act of Reality’s story content, a series of promotional events will also coincide with the big update’s release, offering a wide amount of prize…

Upcoming MOBA Marvel Realm of Champions now available for pre-registration

News By Olly Smith, 1 month, 1 week ago
Upcoming MOBA Marvel Realm of Champions now available for pre-registration

Kabam, the developers of the popular award-winning mobile fighting game Marvel Contest of Champions, is now releasing a MOBA spin-off based on the Marvel Comics intellectual property, and you can now pre-register for iOS and Google Play. It takes place on a forbidden planet called Battleworld, created by a mixture of realities where heroes and villains battle it out for total domination. Following the death of the God King Maestro, the unkempt peace that Battleworld knew has been upturned and now many of these fights are breaking out yet again. In Marvel Realm of Champions, you form a team of three to take on another team in small arena-based fights. You can select and customise a characte…

FAR: Lone Sails soars onto mobile devices today

News By Olly Smith, 1 month, 1 week ago
FAR: Lone Sails soars onto mobile devices today

Mobile versions of the atmospheric indie game FAR: Lone Sails are releasing today on iOS and Android. FAR: Lone Sails is an adventure game set in a barren wasteland, the remnants of a dried-out ocean. In a large mechanical vehicle, you’re travelling across the wilderness in pursuit of a once thriving civilisation to find answers to your existence. Along the way, you have to contend with the various roadblocks that obstruct your progress, as well as dealing with hazardous weather that could stop you from achieving your goal. To make matters more complicated, you’ll need to manage every aspect of the vehicle too. This means keeping an eye on fuel supplies as well as the condition…

Mario Kart Tour gets spooky with Halloween Tour event

News By Olly Smith, 1 month, 1 week ago
Mario Kart Tour gets spooky with Halloween Tour event

Mario Kart Tour’s latest update arrives today and brings with it a whole host of creepy crawly content to dig into. A teaser for the Halloween Tour for Mario Kart Tour was uploaded to Nintendo Mobile’s YouTube channel today, showing popular characters Mario driving around wearing a pumpkin on his head, Peach dressed as a witch, and King Boo driving a kart resembling a scary spider. Each bring their own special skills that may prove useful when trying to take the gold cup home. But besides the new costumes, another big surprise awaits players and will particularly interest fans of Mario Kart Wii. Maple Treeway is being added as a new course to race on as part of this update, it&…

Google Stadia announces new games and launches time-limited demos

News By Olly Smith, 1 month, 1 week ago
Google Stadia announces new games and launches time-limited demos

Google Stadia has announced some new games are coming to the service as well as launching three free demos over this week for all users. Each demo will require a Stadia account to access, but neither Stadia Pro nor a form of payment is required to play these titles. Starting today, 20th October, users can play a demo for PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle, where 64 players go head-to-head in huge elimination style matches. Introducing new power-ups, character customisation, and a spectator mode that allows players to impact the game from the sidelines, it looks like PAC-MAN is the latest popular franchise to take the battle royale route. Tomorrow, 21st October, Google will add a demo for the HUMAN…

Warpath, an alternative history WW2 game, is now open for pre-registration

News By Olly Smith, 1 month, 1 week ago
Warpath, an alternative history WW2 game, is now open for pre-registration

Wonder Games has opened pre-registration for the open beta of its World War II real time strategy game, Warpath. It’s set in an alternate history where you’re in command of units fighting to free the world from the tyranny of the evil Raven faction. Featuring a vast selection of historically accurate air and land units, you team up with players from across the globe as you take the fight to the enemy in dangerous battles played out across a huge and dynamically changing worldwide map. In Warpath, the key to being victorious is to build up a powerful base and choose which weapons and vehicles to develop to turn the tide of war against Raven’s forces. To suit every type of…