Warner Bros. has some exciting games coming down the pipe!
Command ranks of supervillains in Batman: Arkham Underworld, by Turbine. You will be a kingpin, building your hideout, recruiting villains such as the Riddler, Harley Quinn and Killer Croc, and ruling with an iron fist over Gotham. You can test your skills against other villains, private security forces, the G.C.P.D, and perhaps even the Batman, himself, if you get big enough. You can sign up for the beta of Batman: Arkham Underworld at http://www.arkhamunderworld.com/sign-up-for-beta/.
Miss playing as Batman? How about in LEGO form? LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham, by TT Games, has Bats joining up with other super heroes of the DC Comics universe to save the earth from Brainiac’s evil plans. The game, originally released for PC and consoles, is making its way to mobile this year.
Lastly, Mortal Kombat X, by NetherRealm Studios, promises to be a collectible card game with all the action of a classic Mortal Kombat game. It will feature cinematic gameplay, brutal fatalities, and a few all-new fighters exclusive to Mortal Kombat X. The app will also connect to the console or PC version of the game and give players the ability to unlock content cross-platform.
“In just four years, we have launched 25 games with more than 150 million installs worldwide across diverse fighting, strategy, puzzle and action adventure genres, and we will focus our business on a strong games-as-a-service model in 2015,” said Greg Ballard, Senior Vice President, Mobile, Social and Emerging Platforms, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Our line-up of strong titles will deliver deep player engagement, as well as innovation like console game connectivity with games including Mortal Kombat X and Batman: Arkham Underworld.”
Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 4th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
MAG Interactive is giving Ruzzle a great big birthday update. The app is a free to play word puzzle game that lets players challenege their friends to find as many words as possible from a set number of letters in two minutes.
The new update comes with the introduction of levels. You ‘ll be able to set new personal records and unlock features as you beat each level. The app will also allow you to customize your avatar now and use widgets that will give you additional statistics regarding a user’s playing history and personal progress.
Ruzzle 2.0 will also now hold tournaments! You’ll face off against 19 other players in a spelling championship where you can win in-game coins.
Help Ruzzle celebrate its birthday by downloading it for free on the App Store.
MADFINGER Games has announced their newest zombie shooter Unkilled is coming in June 2015! New York City is facing a plague of zombies and it is up to you to kill the unkilled. The game promises hundreds of missions, quick access to tons of weapon, and a complex storyline.
“Unkilled continues in the tradition of the best from MADFINGER Games, who has employed visual quality, entertainment and diverse gameplay to capture the imaginations of over 80 million gamers,” clarifies game design and project leader, Tomáš Štěpánek, with regard to the development of the game. “Unkilled will offer each player the possibility to experience what it is like to get caught up in the chaos arising from the outbreak of the zombie apocalypse in the stylized backdrop of New York City.”
Legions of Steel, by Slitherine, promises to be a turn based strategy game based off of the Legions of Steel board game. The League of Aliens and the U.N.E. (United Nations of Earth) must work together against the evil Empire of Machines before it can destroy the universe. Your job is to guide an assault against the Empire’s production facilities and disrupt their endless supply of reinforcements. You’ll get to choose from 2 playable factions and units with their own set of weapons and abilities. Who you choose will greatly impact your strategy for each of the 15 scenarios.
“In trying to faithfully recreate the thrilling experience of the Legions of Steel board game, we wanted to draw inspiration from successful classics such as Space Hulk and Doom: The Boardgame”, said Romain Soulie, CEO of Nyx Studios. “The addition of a very engaging multiplayer system, involving head to head, multiplatform challenges and the tournament system, really makes Legions of Steel stand out on its own”.
Surprise Attack Games has announced a Cat-astrophic new physics puzzler called Fort Meow! In the game, a young girl named Nia finds her grandfather’s journal which triggers an all mighty feline attack! Why do the cats want the journal? Who knows, but you’ll have to protect it with pillow forts and over twenty items to discover. As you read the journals, you’ll discover the secret behind how the cats invaded the attic. You’ll guide Nia as she explores the manor in order to find household items to protect herself with. Each item will have its own physics and special attributes, and you’ll have to bend your brain to solve each level.
Gameloft has excitedly announced that Dungeon Hunter 5 is on its way! Once again, you will adventure across the land of Valenthia exploring dungeons and fighting monsters. The game will have a new asynchronous multiplayer mode called Strongholds which lets you create a customizable base that you can defend and raid your opponents bases. There will also be a new evolution system for your gear so you can upgrade as you go. Dungeon Hunter 5 comes with a single player campaign with 5 realms and tons of dungeons. If you don’t want to go it alone, you can hire friends or other players as allies.
Dungeon Hunter 5 will be available on March 12th for iOS.
Mortal Kombat X, by Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios, will be a a free-to-play fighting/card-battle Mortal Kombat game. The game promises card collecting, multiplayer team combat, classic characters such as Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Raiden, and the ever popular fatalities that made the series famous.
“NetherRealm Studios has created a Mortal Kombat X mobile experience that allows more players than ever before to play this over-the-top fighting game through their ever-present smartphones, tablets or other devices,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “What’s more, we’ve expanded the unique cross-connectivity feature that links the mobile and console versions of Mortal Kombat X, delivering unique rewards to all players for simply playing the mobile game.”
With the roll of a die and a critical success, Paradox Interactive has announced Knights of Pen & Paper 2! You’ll be taking your place at the table once again in this sequel to Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Edition. The game will introduce the new ruleset, new races such as Dwarves and Elves, an updated combat system, new crafting and loot, and the old 8-bit graphics have been tossed out for a sweet new 16-bit look. There is so much to get excited about!
“When you allow people at your company to dress up in wizard robes and suits of armor, sometimes you wind up with games like Knights of Pen & Paper 2,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive.
Start sharpening your swords and studying your spells, because Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is coming on May 14th.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 3rd, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
EA is taking SimCity BuildIt to Japan in this latest update, Tokyo Town. The game will now allow you to unlock the international airport, which allows you to ship cargo and earn Tokyo Town items, like a Lucky Cat. You can also build the Himeji Castle landmark, post-modern skyscrapers, and Japanese style residential zones. There is a new Mailbox to receive rewards, gifts, and game update news. Lastly, your city’s sky will be filled with blimps and hot air balloons.
There is a lot of Japanesey goodness coming to SimCity BuildIt, so download it today for free on the App Store.
F84 Games has announced that it is working with legendary comic creator Stan Lee and POW! Entertainment to produce Stan Lee’s Hero Command. The game will be a action adventure of heroic proportions. The game stars Stan Lee, himself, as he recruits and controls a team of super heroes including Captain Steamhammer, a Russian strongman with a steam-powered suit and Seer, a kid genius and powerful psychic. He will send them on missions every day to fight evil and save the world.
Stan Lee’s Hero Command will be available as a free to play download from March 19th 2015.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 2nd, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Setlyst was designed for musicians by a musician, T Gregory Knox. The app keeps track of all of your band’s songs to make it easy to arrange a set list for your gig. You can share your list with the rest of the band easily or post it on Facebook and Twitter. The app also allows you to set the screen up so that you can view the list full screen in case you want to read it on stage.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 2nd, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Space Agency, by Nooleus, is a rocket launching simulation game. The app lets you build rockets, launch satellites, create a space station, and explore the solar system. Nooleus has released the latest update with a ton of new features! Version 1.4.0 gives you a slew of new missions, parts, and sandboxes as well as allowing you to see inside your spacecraft, carry and transfer cargo, and share sandboxes with friends. Space Agency has also gotten better graphics, improved controls, and a bunch of other quality of life upgrades.
You can download Space Agency for $1.99 and check out all the new stuff.
Headup Games has released a hilarious making of video for its upcoming title, Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic. The game is a RPG/Roguelike where you control three heroes set to save the township of Pixton from an evil cult called The Sons of Dawn. They’re going to summon up some ancient, terrible god so you had better work fast to thwart the cult’s efforts. You’ll have thirty hero classes to unlock, each with individual skills and attributes as well as a ton of procedurally generated weapons to choose from. Once you have your party, you’ll be ready to face the thirteen dungeons and their epic bosses. With your characters facing permadeath, will you be able to make it all the way to the final dungeon? If you don’t, you can always mourn your dead in the graveyard which displayed past heroes statistics and causes of death.
You’ll be able to download Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic March 5th.
It’s a combination of all the previous releases in the series where you get all four acts (Blood on the Snow, Forest Hunt, The Shianti Halls, and Dawn over V’taag) of the gamebook saga for one price. Relive the story of Kai Lord of Sommerlund as he explores the world of Magnamundor or try it for the first time. And to celebrate the launch, Bulkypix is offering the app on sale for $9.99 for a limited time.
Download Lone Wolf Complete for $9.99 on the App Store today to start telling your story.
Tinytouchtales and Mexer have announced their new game, Card Crawl.
The game uses a mix of solitaire and deck-building mechanics to create a dungeon crawl. You’ll have 5 ability cards to work with as you explore a 54 card dungeon while slaying monsters, collecting gold, and finding helpful items. Gold can be used to buy better ability cards to give you more options when designing your tactics. Each game takes no more than 2-3 minutes, which means you can play it on the go.
Card Crawl will be $1.99 on the App Store when it’s released on March 12.
The game is about a one-tap dragon of destruction that will leap from the ground, slide down hills, and crash though windmills, villages, knights, and anything else stupid enough to get in its way. You are the furious princess that controls the dragon, and you’re bent on revenge.
Check out the trailer for Dragon Hills below, which is coming out this spring.
DeNA and Square Enix have announced that FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper is currently in development. The game is a combination of all of the past Final Fantasy games and allows players to relive their favorite moments from the series. You’ll be able to build a team of classic characters such as Tidus, Lightning, and Cloud, and customize them with a ton of iconic gear, powerful spells, summons, and weapons. [Editor’s Note: Hopefully it won’t be another All the Bravest…]
“FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper delivers the ultimate FINAL FANTASY experience for the dedicated and passionate fans of this franchise and we are excited to work with SQUARE ENIX to bring it to players worldwide this spring,” said Shintaro Asako, CEO of DeNA West, in a press release.
FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper is set to release in spring, but if you can’t wait you can pre-register at FinalFantasyRecordKeeper.com to receive updates about the game and unlock special in-game characters including Tidus from FINAL FANTASY X.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 26th, 2015 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
BuzzFeed, the masters of hilarious lists, have created their second app: Cute or Not. The app lets you upload photos of your pets and vote for your favorites from thousands of photos. You can swipe right or left to view all the most adorable pets on the internet, and with the power of the mighty voting finger you can decide their fate. Will they become a highly voted, viral sensation or a long forgotten cuddle bug of the past. You decide.
You can also share your favorites with friends and family with the social functions and earn badges to proudly display.
Download Cute or Not for free on the app store and let squeak (or bark, or hiss, etc) the pets of war!
Are you ready to run for your life all over again? Season 4 of Zombies, Run! will be launching this Spring! The update will come with 40 new missions and a huge number of new options.
You’ll be able to edit and delete run logs from inside the app and sync with the website, see your estimated mission duration, set your difficulty, and autoplay next mission if you find yourself ready to run two back to back. Six to Start has also improved the music playback so now it is even easier to use Spotify, Pandora, and other streaming music services. In addition, there will be a new user interface, in-app mission synopses, a Halfway-there notification, and more.
You can download Zombies, Run! for $3.99 on the App Store to start training.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 26th, 2015 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Rovio is celebrating 100 million downloads of the (quite apparently) popular Bad Piggies with a new update.
Bad Piggies is the Angry Birds spinoff that lets you play as the pigs as they build vehicles from scrap and try to navigate their way through levels without being blown up. It’s getting a new Sandbox level called Little Pig Adventure and a new part called the gearbox, which allows you to make your inventions travel in reverse.
There are also some new achievements to collect, so download Bad Piggies for $0.99 and start building.
Nexon Co. and Socialspiel Entertainment are teaming up to develop a new roguelike-inspired action role playing game called Legacy Quest. You become the ever-valiant, yet doomed to die, line of heroes that face an adventure that will have them delving dungeons and vanquishing monsters. Each time a hero dies in the game, their soul is collected and you can use that energy to unlock new traits and upgrade the next hero in your bloodline.
The game has a fun 8-bit style look and gives players tons of options for customization. You can even discover lost relics from some of your past selves. The game will have a social features to let you trade weapons and armor with your friends, join Guilds, and play in player-versus-environment challenges.
“Every time a player takes their hero into a dungeon in Legacy Quest they’re creating their own personal journey that will quite literally echo throughout every other player’s game experience in the form of epic loot,” said Mike Borras, CEO of Socialspiel, in a press release. “But it’s not entirely about collecting loot, we’re going to ensure that players are met with an awesome feeling of accomplishment in Legacy Quest as they battle their way through hordes of monsters while sharing that adventure with friends.”
There is no official release date yet, but you can check out the sweet trailer for Legacy Quest below.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 26th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Cars: Fast as Lightning, by Gameloft, is speeding to a new venue: Russia. You’ll get to meet the newest member of Cars – Pyotr Racinov, the Russian Racer – in this new frosty update. The game will be getting new racer customers, new Russian themed decorations, and the new ICE track. And of course there will be plenty to do, including the Moscow ICE events.
You can download Cars: Fast as Lightning for free to join in the wintry fun.
One Man Left Studios has announced that their turn-based strategy game, Outwitters, is getting its 2.0 update this March. And to wet our appetites, they’ve released a new trailer.
Outwitters 2.0 lets 2-4 players take turns investing their resources, or wits as they call it, to control their armies. You can summon reinforcements, navigate enemy defenses, and destroy your opponent’s base as one of the four super-cute races. Challenge yourself to outwit your friends or use the league ranking system to get teamed up and climb the leader boards. With cross-platform play, no less.
Spacetime Studios has announced their newest game: Call of Champions – a real-time competitive MOBA that you play in short 5 minute bursts. The game lets you play in 3v3 matches and gives you power-ups, a bunch of abilities for each character, and a five minute max time limit. You’ll get to choose from over twenty different Champions, each with their own special abilities, and join up with your friends to form teams and climb the leader boards.
“While the concept of the mobile MOBA is not new, we feel there’s significant room to improve
the competitive experience, catering to the short sessions in which gamers use their mobile
devices,” said Gary Gattis, CEO, Spacetime Studios. “We’ve distilled the MOBA to its core
components by removing things like item shops, minions, and jungles while adding power-ups, a
five-minute clock, and a full suite of crazy abilities at your fingertips. Add on deep social layers
like friends, teams, and broadcast/spectator modes, and there is nothing like it on mobile.”
You can check out the roster and vote for your favorites by signing up at www.CallofChampions.com. Call of Champions will be available later this year as a free download.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 25th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Gumi has recently updated their JRPG, Chain Chronicle. The update adds HD quality Retina visuals with an aspect ratio of 4:3 to fit the iPad and to give you crystal clear graphics.
You can also enjoy Chapter 9, which includes a new story. The Round-Table Conference is gathering representatives from all over Yggdra, and Phoena discovers a shocking secret about the Black King. Along with the new chapter you’ll get new weapons such as the Skull Rod and Ideal Wand, and new Chain Story quests featuring Silver Wolf Guide Barienna and Thousand Rivers Warrior Jedah. There is also a new 5 star Flame Swordswoman named Sonya.
There is a ton of new content to explore, so download Chain Chronicle today for free to check it out.
Appspy has found a Japan only Gremlins movie tie-in game! Hacha Mecha! Gremlin Wars was officially released by Warner Bros. and is a free-to-play tower defense game. Players collect Mogwais in order to prevent the gremlin forces from attacking Gizmo, and the graphics are chibi-style adorable.
Hopefully Japan will see fit to share this bizarre little game with the rest of us soon.
The new watch includes a color e-paper display that’s easier to read and doesn’t drain the battery as fast, a new microphone that can send voice replies and take notes, and the timeline function that shows you everything coming up for your day. Pebble Time is water resistant and fully customizable. You can add any standard watch band or even make your own. It’s also compatible with all 6,500+ existing Pebble apps and watch faces, so there’s no need to buy everything all over again. And as an added bonus, the original Kickstarter backers will get a special engraving on their watch if they support Pebble again.
The Pebble Time Kickstarter campaign is funding fast so go check it out.
DeNA and Marvel Entertainment have just released a trailer for the, Marvel Mighty Heroes. The brawler will pit super heroes against super villains from the Marvel universe – including classic characters such as Iron Man, Groot, Captain America, Star-Lord, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, and Spider-Man. You’ll get to develop your own team of super stars and even play against your friends in multiplayer.
“Building off of the success of Marvel War of Heroes, our first Marvel-licensed title, Marvel Mighty Heroes, is a fast and tactical battle game that will combine evolving Marvel stories with enthralling co-op and competitive multiplayer gameplay,” said Barry Dorf, Vice President of Partnerships and Alliances at DeNA. “Marvel fans and gamers alike will have the chance to create the ultimate team of Super Heroes and Super Villains to take on waves of enemies from the Marvel Universe.”
You can pre-register for the game on the Marvel Mighty Heroes site, and you’ll get to vote for Hulk or Rocket to be a a free special hero at launch for a limited time.
Marvel Mighty Heroes will be free to download on the App Store soon.
Kiloo has released a teaser trailer for their upcoming game, Stormblades. The game is a slashing beat em’ up where you become a tribal warrior going through his rite of passage. You’ll be exploring ancient ruins and discovering lost relics as you bring your sword to bear against an onslaught of enemies.
Stormblades is still in the beta-testing phase, but they expect a late March release. And if the trailer isn’t enough for you, AppSpy has also posted a hands-on video for your enjoyment.
I am eager to let readers know about Oceanhouse Media’s annual app sale in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday from Wednesday, February 25 through Monday, March 9. During this time, five of their best-selling Seuss stories will be on sale for $0.99 each, and there will be discounts for other classic Dr. Seuss titles as […]