Final Blade was developed by newcomer SkyPeople studio, with help from localisation guru Glohow. After two years exclusively in the hands of South Korean and Chinese players, the game is now celebrating its global launch. Hurrah! But if you’re a Western warrior who’s wet behind the ears, our handy beginner’s guide will help you prepare for the fight.
What is Final Blade?
It’s the latest anime-styled online RPG out of South Korea. There are multiple gameplay modes to get to grips with, a clan system for multiplayer co-op play, and much more. Collect hundreds of colourful characters – all rendered in equally colourful 2.5D graphics – as you fight your way through each chapter of the fantastical story.
Speaking of, Final Blade’s plot has plenty of twists and turns but can be boiled down to a good-versus-evil epic. The game is set in a magical world, where heroes and villains are squabbling over a sword. Not just any sword, either – one imbued with the power of mythical warriors past. It’s a bit Excalibur or The One Ring. You – the Black Prince – must recruit and command a band of warriors as you attempt to ‘unmess’ the mess this world is in.
Now is a great time for RPG fans the world over as Final Blade has, well, finally got its global release for iOS and Android. The grand-scale RPG developed by Skypeople Inc in association with Glohow, the has been quite the hit over in Taiwan and South Korea, with regular events, a rich narrative, and stunning visuals helping it to amass a committed and passionate crowd of 300,000 registered users.
Regular players of RPGs can expect a fresh take on the mechanics that they know and enjoy, such as awesome loot drops, powerful skills, and a deep upgrade system. At launch, the game also offers a selection of special modes – a heist mode called Black Gold being one of the many highlights.
You’d be forgiven for thinking a game about harpooning fish and fighting pirates would be set on the high seas. But the action in Airheart is entirely airborne. Following up on its PC and Playstation release last year, this award-winning game has now been released on Nintendo Switch.
Airheart is a rogue-like game where, instead of exploring dingey dungeons, you explore colourful levels in the sky. It’s a follow up to prequel Cloud Chasers, also developed by Zurich-based Blindflug Studio. The story picks up where Cloud Chasers left off, with Amelia Airheart leaving the desert for the clouds. You control her journey from sky city Granaria, all the way up to the stratosphere in a customisable aeroplane. As you go, you’ll encounter marauding pirates, whose aircrafts you can repurpose for parts and weapons, as well as flying fish which you can catch for oil and money.
Match-3 games are pretty darn popular on mobile, and with so many innovative takes on the core concept, it’s easy to see why. Today we present you Ingot Rush for iOS, a colourful, globetrotting adventure that brings plenty of its own fresh ideas to the table.
The basic gameplay borrows a similar formular found in the retro arcade title Klax, having you spot and sort special ingots as they approach on a conveyor belt and eventually fall toward you. If you want to do well and achieve some impressive scores, you should always be aiming to match at least 3 – either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.
Battle royale mania has mobile gaming in its grasp and the influx of these titles is showing no signs of slowing down, but it isn’t all copycats of late. Rocket Royale has put its own stamp on the genre with its emphasis on crafting and a defined goal.
Although it’s every inch classic battle royale, the aim of the game is to build a rocket and escape the island, rather than be the last one standing. Players can do this by harvesting resources from fallen meteors and recycling the spoils of environmental destruction.
In QubeTown you take on the role of a Lord or Lady whose job it is to expand, protect, and govern over a fledgeling town. The game is perhaps best described as a mix between an economic simulator, a farming game, and a town builder. It’s also very much intended to be a social experience, allowing you to connect with other players, or even Facebook friends, from all over the world. With a compelling story, plenty of memorable townsfolk, and a fair few trolls to fell along the way, it’s easy to become caught up in the day-to-day running of your own unique creation.
Getting to grips with farming
Anyone with even the slightest experience in farming will tell you that cultivating crops and livestock is messy work. Thankfully, QubeTown aims to make it all a little more accessible and enjoyable. Most of the farming activities can be done by simply dragging and dropping, and entire crops can be harvested easily through one swipe of the handy scythe. The fruits of your labour can then be processed into all manner of goods, such as bread and cakes. With 11 different types of crop on offer, it’s really all about experimenting with what you want to be growing and selling. On top of that, you’ll also need to set up some housing for your cows and pigs in order to produce some valuable milk and bacon.
RebirthM, the ambitious open-world MMORPG from Caret Games, has just touched down on mobile devices across North America as its phased global rollout continues.
Available as a free download on iOS and Android, the game is a bold attempt to bring a PC-worthy MMORPG experience to tablets and smartphones. Many of the genre’s traditions are firmly in place, but RebirthM also gives players the chance to forgo all of that laborious level grinding.
Fancy your chances as an intergalactic space pirate of sorts? Want to live out that fantasy on the go? Well, then Rogue Universe for iOS and Android might just be the game for you. And, with its global release set for the first half of 2019, you won’t have to wait too long to start playing.
At its core, it’s a space-based strategy MMO that takes aesthetic inspiration from the world of comic books. The basic gameplay loop entails undertaking missions, gaining rare resources, constructing ships, and slowly forming relationships/rivalries with the game’s 3 main factions: the Zurich Bank, U.N.S., and the Black Flag.
Along the way, you’ll need to decide who exactly you want to help out and work worth. But every decision has its consequences, and opting to stick with one faction could end up impacting your standing with the others. Perhaps the ultimate goal of any ambitious space pirate/budding warlord should be a complete universal takeover, and, thankfully, Rogue Universe is all too happy for you to give it a shot.
Final Blade is an epic fantasy RPG that revolves around two warring nations and one extremely powerful sword. Having already found great success in Taiwan and South Korea, the developer is now bringing its acclaimed free-to-play iOS and Android title to the west. Pre-registration is open for those of you who want to get in as early as possible and maybe even earn yourself some exclusive goodies.
For those not in the know, the game contains many of the classic RPG elements that we expect and love, such as a deep levelling system, tons of lovely loot, and powerful skills that allow players to utilise their characters in new and exciting ways. And you’re certainly going to need all those skills at your disposal, as enemies have a tendency to be pretty darn tricky.
Delving into the rich backstories of the cast is one of the highlights here, as is uncovering the painstakingly detailed fantasy world that the dev team has put together. Another real point of pride for Final Blade is just how extensive and replayable an experience it is. With an adventure mode, daily dungeons, and insanely powerful raid bosses, there’s a ton of great stuff to sink your teeth into.
On top of that, the online arena and clan wars – which pit players against one another in intense battles – are sure to keep the more hardcore among us busy. Final Blade also boasts extremely detailed and colourful visuals, with some especially impressive character designs to boot.
In terms of the pre-registration gifts, you can expect a nice bundle of gold and in-game items. However, the biggest incentive is definitely the 5-star hero selection ticket, which is sure to give you the edge once the game launches. And, in a cool little twist, the more players that register, the most gifts everyone will get.
Langrisser Mobile is set to finally break the revolutionary TRPG franchise's 20 year silence when it finally makes its way to touchscreens the world over at the end of the month.
The original Langrisser game (known as Warsong in the west) debuted on the Sega Mega Drive in 1991 and went on to spawn sequels on SNES, PC, Sega Saturn and PlayStation 2. However, none of those sequels ever received an offical release outside of Japan, so for many western gamers Langrisser has remained an unknown entity. Until now...
Set to land on iOS and Android devices on 22nd January, Langrisser Mobile is a pocketable spinoff that aims to bring an uncompromised TRPG experience to the palm of your hand. Here’s why fans should be pumped-up about its arrival on phones and tablets.
Fans of base builders rejoice! The hugely ambitious Fleets of Heroes has landed on Google Play to shake up the competition with its revised take on the popular genre, and developer Inner Hero also has an all-new mode in the works.
The game, first released on the App Store, has made quite the splash recently. For those not in the know, Fleets of Heroes offers all of the base building mechanics and ideas that we know and love while also bringing intense PvP, cross-platform battle and trading, and a unique approach to combat where players can assume direct control of hero ships.
What sets the combat apart really is those hero ships. These massively powerful units offer their own unique skills and abilities, allowing you to get the edge over any opponent if you’re smart about it. Of course, the AI units can also be directed, but the hero ships grant the game a more tactical edge.
Taking place in a vast and ruthless galaxy, Fleets of Heroes for iOS is a highly ambitious base builder that looks to shake up the genre while simultaneously being one of the most compelling games of its type.
Developer Inner Hero has spent some time looking at other base builders to determine exactly what works and what doesn’t. So the game is perhaps best described as a revised take on the genre, where classic mechanics are instilled with thrilling new force.
Like any good base builder, you’ll be spending your time unlocking, building, and upgrading multiple structures that all have their own unique purpose, such as development, resource, and defence buildings.
This one also demands some amount of forethought and strategy as you attempt to successfully connect all developed buildings to the power grid for optimal results. Designing the ultimate base might be a sizeable challenge itself, but let’s not forget that you’re also going to have to defend it – perhaps by use of a few turrets or traps?
Space battles are fast and furious, demanding strategic choices be made as you go. You’ll often have to decide which of the hero ships are best suited to your situation, and – when used effectively – these ships can be controlled to alter the course of battle entirely.
And for those of you who love to customize and play around with abilities, upgrades, and loadouts with millions of potential setups, Fleets of Heroes absolutely has you covered. Oh, and if your base is starting to feel a little lonely, there’s the option to relocate to another site in a completely different part of the galaxy.
The game also features a robust trading system that allows you to buy and sell resources with anyone, anywhere. Of course, you’ll be able to ally with other players by joining their federation or creating your own. PvP is a great way to play, and – thankfully – you’ll get to keep your well-earned resources even if you lose. And with weekly tournaments, there are always plenty of reasons to keep coming back for more.
Be sure to try the game right away, because, for the first 7 days (until December 27th), you can also get for free a promo booster pack of resources and equipment, with a value of more than $2.00.
So if Fleets of Heroes sounds like your type of out of this world delight, you can nab it over on the App Store for free.
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Dragon Project has big plans for the holiday season, with plenty of new content and another exciting partnership with Razer. The action RPG from goGame is making bold moves in the month of December, and you won’t want to miss any of it. To help you keep up with all the good things, here’s an overview of what you can expect from the game in the coming weeks.
The game has added Global Exclusive Features that has made your life in Dragon Project that much more convenient. New add-ins like the Auto Battle feature allow players to farm for crucial materials much more quickly.
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A new infinite runner has sprinted onto iOS devices and this one dares to be different. E.V.A.L is the world's first drawing-based action runner.
The game is set in a world where a rogue antagonist intelligence system called Existence vs. Annihilation Logic (E.V.A.L.) has been tasked with evaluating whether mankind is ready for the future. You’ll take part in these clinical tests on behalf of the entire species.
’Twas a week before Christmas, when all through Lorencia, not a creature was stirring, except your pet Garuda… all thanks to the new Pet Awake system. which allows you to awaken your MU Origin pets’ hidden potential.
There are three types of elemental power to unlock and enhance: Fire & Lightning, Earth & Ice and Wind & Water. Each will give your pets an attack boost, but you can only access Pet Awake once you complete the main quest ‘Seeking Peace’ after Rebirth 10 Level 20. Then it’s a case of choosing which type of power for which pet. Once you’ve done this, you’ll need to pick up various elemental essences from shops across the land to increase your pets’ damage and penetration.