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Trivia Royale passes 2 million downloads and rockets to the top of the US App Store

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 1 week ago
Trivia Royale passes 2 million downloads and rockets to the top of the US App Store

Ten days after launch, developer Teatime Games' Trivia Royale has amassed over 2 million downloads and shot right to the top of the US App Store. It's basically a quiz-based battle royale where you'll compete against 1000 other players in quickfire 1v1 rounds. As the game progresses, the pool of players will continue to deplete until only two remain, at which point a final 1v1 battle will commence. Over 10 million matches were played over the weekend, meaning that plenty of worthy winners have already earned their place in the game's Royale Lounge. Its customisable avatars are undoubtedly one of its biggest draws. These mimic your facial expressions using fancy face-tracking tech, and yo…

Over the Alps' 'A Test of Character' update improves the Apple Arcade hit's police pursuits

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 1 week ago
Over the Alps' 'A Test of Character' update improves the Apple Arcade hit's police pursuits

Stave Studios' Over the Alps is set to receive another sizeable update that aims to improve the game's police pursuit system. This follows on from the arrival of its King of the Mountain expansion earlier this month. For those not in the know, this one's a mobile-friendly adventure game where you'll travel across pre-WWII Switzerland while attempting to outwit the authorities and cement yourself as a British superspy. Inspired by Hitchcock's thrillers, it's one of Apple Arcade's best-written and most stylish games. A Test of Character is the name of its latest update, and it's currently planned to arrive this August. A full list of improvements can be seen right here, but the gist is that…

Tom and Jerry: Chase, NetEase's asymmetrical multiplayer game, opens for pre-registration

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 1 week ago
Tom and Jerry: Chase, NetEase's asymmetrical multiplayer game, opens for pre-registration

Tom and Jerry: Chase, NetEase's neat-looking asymmetrical multiplayer game, has now opened for pre-registration in SEA. Supported regions currently include Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Brunei, and East Timor. Gameplay here is said to be fast-paced and mobile-friendly, with one team playing as the mice and the other taking on the role of the cat. The mice have to scour the map for hidden cheese, while it's the cat's job to stop them in their tracks. Special drinks and items can be hunted down for neat buffs, and the matches themselves are kept fairly brief, serving up casual fun for all ages. You can also expect to see plenty of fan-f…

Teppen celebrates its one-year anniversary with a Monster Hunter expansion

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 1 week ago
Teppen celebrates its one-year anniversary with a Monster Hunter expansion

Teppen is celebrating its one-year anniversary in style by adding a new hero, fresh events, items, and more. Felyne is the latest character to enter the world of Teppen, and she'll likely be familiar to fans of the Monster Hunter series. She'll be available from next Wednesday, July 1st, and she's said to be a real force to be reckoned with. Felyne boasts three unique hero arts: Coral Orchestra, Shieldspire and Plunderblade. She arrives as part of the game's newest expansion, named Adventures of a Tiny Hero. You'll fight to take down enemies from the world of Monster Hunter while earning new rewards and going on a quest to help Felyne find her inner strength. You can expect to acquire so…

The hotly anticipated Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road will launch for iOS and Android on June 22nd

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The hotly anticipated Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road will launch for iOS and Android on June 22nd

Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road (once known as Project Xehanort) finally has a firm release date for iOS and Android – and it's sooner than you might expect. The long-awaited RPG is now set to launch next Monday, June 22nd. This one is a prequel story that focuses on the early life of series antagonist Xehanort as he goes from being a budding keyblade wielder to a full-on villain. The game, once launched, will be playable through the Kingdom Hearts Union X app, though both titles are very separate experiences.Gameplay here revolves around fast-paced card battles against a host of well-known enemies from the earlier games. It also looks really quite nice, with a strong cartoon art style t…

Hearthstone's Trial by Felfire solo adventure is now live for iOS and Android

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Hearthstone's Trial by Felfire solo adventure is now live for iOS and Android

Hearthstone's five-chapter Trial by Felfire solo adventure has arrived today as a free update, delivering some fresh narrative for long-time fans to sink their teeth into. You'll follow the tale of Aranna Starseeker, who fights alongside some demon hunters and the mighty Illidan Stormrage. While that might seem like a team for the ages, you'll be needing all the help you can get if you're to take down the leader of the dreaded Rusted Legion, Mecha-Jaraxxus. All five chapters are available now for iOS and Android. Next week, a series of Trial by Felfire challenges will make their debut. These task you with constructing your own decks to face off against a series of powerful bosses. Those…

SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off's first major update adds The Juice Bar restaurant and new costumes for Sandy

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off's first major update adds The Juice Bar restaurant and new costumes for Sandy

SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off has now received its first major update. The game launched last month and has since amassed over 10 million players on Google Play alone. From today, you'll be able to serve healthy snacks in an all-new restaurant, known as The Juice Bar. It's said to be the perfect place for a post-workout dining experience, specialising in fruit and tasty smoothies. Beyond the latest restaurant, you'll also now be able to customise some new costumes for Sandy Cheeks. It's good to see the game receiving a fairly substantial content drop not long after launch, and it's perhaps a sign that Cook-off will be around for a fair while, something the early download numbers definitely…

Marvel Contest of Champions adds the ferocious Tigra, with Hit-Monkey set to follow later this month

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Marvel Contest of Champions adds the ferocious Tigra, with Hit-Monkey set to follow later this month

Marvel Contest of Champions' latest motion comic shows off incoming heroes Tigra and Hit-Monkey. Tigra is the game's latest playable character, and she's available right now, while Hit-Monkey is set to arrive later this month. The comic, narrated by Ze Frank, is well worth a watch if you're a fan of these characters. I'm not particularly knowledgeable on either of them, though my curiosity has definitely been piqued. Hit-Monkey is a Japanese macaque, otherwise known as a snow monkey, who enjoys donning a stylish suit and going all Agent 47 on his unsuspecting victims. While the comic suggests that the pair will do battle, the event will actually require them to partner together to take…

Call of Duty Mobile's seventh season, Radioactive Agent, kicks off tomorrow

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Call of Duty Mobile's seventh season, Radioactive Agent, kicks off tomorrow

Call of Duty Mobile Season 7 is set to begin tomorrow following last week's high-profile delay. The date was moved back in support of the ongoing protests surrounding the killing of George Floyd by accused ex-policeman Derek Chauvin. Over on the App Store, you'll find a rundown of everything included in the new season, named "Radioactive Agent". The battle royale mode's map has grown in size, with an additional 7 zones to explore. There's also a new BR class and tank to try out when on the battlefield. On top of all that, fan-favourite characters Ghost and Price will be kitted out with new gear to battle "radioactive danger". Goodness me. Two new maps will also drop tomorrow: Tunisia and…

Star Chef 2, the sequel to 99Games' popular cooking game, launches for iOS and Android

News By Cameron Bald, 2 months ago
Star Chef 2, the sequel to 99Games' popular cooking game, launches for iOS and Android

Cooking games can be pretty hit or miss on mobile, though one that seemed to win over a rather sizeable crowd was 99Games' Star Chef. Its sequel, Star Chef 2, has now launched for iOS and Android, and it's said to offer "an infinite source of culinary fun, joy, and learning". As the head chef and manager at a fancy restaurant, it's your job to master the essentials of cooking, baking, and grilling the finest cuisine from across the world. Thankfully, you won't have to do all of the work yourself, as you'll gradually build up a team of chefs to cater to the demanding expectations of your guests. Sprinkled throughout are some celebrity appearances, pool parties, and even a bit of live musi…

After Life: The Sacred Kaleidoscope is a gacha RPG where you manage handsome anime boys

News By Cameron Bald, 2 months ago
After Life: The Sacred Kaleidoscope is a gacha RPG where you manage handsome anime boys

After Life: The Sacred Kaleidoscope is an upcoming gacha RPG built around collecting handsome anime boys. It seems like part social sim, part visual novel, and it's now open for pre-registration for iOS and Android, with the standard mix of milestone rewards up for grabs. This new version, first spotted by GamerBraves, has been localised for English-speaking audiences. You're a newly appointed manager at an academy for soul reapers whose job it is to look after 20 students split between five distinct houses. The cast is said to be "super silly, super cute, and sometimes hot". [AFTER LIFE Pre-reg in Progress!]Heart pounding life among Soul Reapers ♪ AFTER L!FE!All you need to do is pre-…

Black Desert Mobile's Valencia update boosts the game's level cap and doubles the size of its world

News By Cameron Bald, 2 months ago
Black Desert Mobile's Valencia update boosts the game's level cap and doubles the size of its world

Black Desert Mobile already boasted one of mobile gaming's largest explorable world, and today's Valencia update has only gone and doubled its size while boosting the level cap to 75 and introducing a number of quality of life improvements. Valencia is a giant landmass located to the east of the Mediah territory. It is said to be of a similar size to Mediah, Serendia, Balenos, and Calpheon all put together. There's a whole lot here to explore, though only the most seasoned of adventurers need attempt to traverse the vast desert that separates the Calpheon Republic and the Valencian Empire. The Bashim and Waragon territories are now available in-game, and within those all-new areas, you'r…

Marvel Realm of Champions unveils another of its houses, the Gamma Horde

News By Cameron Bald, 2 months, 1 week ago
Marvel Realm of Champions unveils another of its houses, the Gamma Horde

Earlier this week, Kabam shared the first info on another of Marvel Realm of Champions' houses, the Gamma Horde. It's home to various factions of the Hulks of the Horde, who are all now caught up in a struggle to determine their role in the turbulent Battleworld. All told, it doesn't seem to be the most inviting location, what with the less-than-friendly locals and green goo everywhere. Featuring areas such as the Killiseum, Badlands, and Dragon Boneyard, it certainly sounds like one of the Battleworld's deadliest places to be. Marvel Realm of Champions, if you didn't know, is an ambitious follow-up to Kabam's popular fighting game, Marvel Contest of Champions, which you can check out in…

Marvel Contest of Champions introduces the Soviet Union's answer to Captain America, Red Guardian

News By Cameron Bald, 2 months, 1 week ago
Marvel Contest of Champions introduces the Soviet Union's answer to Captain America, Red Guardian

Marvel Contest of Champions' roster is set to expand once again with the arrival of its latest hero, Red Guardian. While his addition is undoubtedly pretty neat, I have to imagine that he was originally intended to make his grand appearance alongside the release of the since-delayed Black Widow, now slated to hit cinemas November 6th. Indeed, his in-game version is clearly inspired by the film's take on the character, who is said to be the Soviet equivalent of Captain America. He'll be portrayed by Stranger Things actor David Harbour in the upcoming film. Alexei Shostakov, otherwise known as Red Guardian, was one of the Soviet Union's deadliest pilots, ruling over the skies of Stalingrad…

BTS World's latest update adds brand-new chapter to Another Story, special events, and more

News By Cameron Bald, 2 months, 1 week ago
BTS World's latest update adds brand-new chapter to Another Story, special events, and more

BTS World has today received a major update that focuses on Yoongi and adds a new chapter to the popular Another Story mode, fresh 5-star cards, special events, and more. Another Story is now into its second season, and it explores the alternate reality lives of each member of BTS. This gives fans some insight into their personalities and what they might have done if the band hadn't of formed. The second season sees them meeting at a special place called the Magic Shop, and this particular chapter explores Yoongi's journey to find a "piano of memories" after growing especially tired of his concern trip. On top of that, the update also introduces new 5-star cards of BTS and a 5-star card…