Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 24th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Activision has announced their #TrapAndPlaySweeps photo and video sharing sweepstakes. Skylanders fans can take photos and videos of their favorite moments as they play Skylanders Trap Team and share them on twitter for a chance to win prizes.
You can post your stuff to the official Skylanders Twitter channel (@SkylandersGame) using #TrapAndPlaySweeps #Skylanders from now through December 11.
You can download Skylanders Trap Team for free on the App Store to get started.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 4th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Activision Publishing has released a companion app to its popular first person shooter, Call of Duty, called Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion. The app helps player manage their clan, produce player and clan emblems, and participate in Clan Wars on their mobile device with the in-app Clan War map. As you win matches in the 8-clan war, you’ll get exclusive loot that is used to customize your operator in Advanced Warfare Multiplayer.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion has a War Room where you can see active and upcoming Clan Wars, your Clan War history, and your clan’s top contributors. From there you can plan strategies and gain the advantage over appless clans.
The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion is free on the App Store so check it out and get the edge in your next battle.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 16th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Cabela’s Big Game Hunter arrives on iOS as a free-to-play title that has players hunting for animals. It features objective-based missions that include survivor mode and time challenges as players deal with animals like grizzly bears, mountain lions, deer, and more. Players can also customize their loadout with rifles, bows, pistols, shotguns, and clothing.
“Cabela’s and Activision have been working together on hunting video games for over a decade, and we’ve consistently been No. 1 in the genre,” said Eric Wieser, Director of Merchandising at Cabela’s, in a press release. “Cabela’s Big Game Hunter is our first title developed from the ground up specifically for mobile. We’ve taken our time with this to make sure we offer our fans something authentic.”
Posted by Andrew Stevens on November 27th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Skylanders Collection Vault is a new app for all Portal Masters to keep track of their Skylanders toys and find new ones. It also allows users to learn more about each character, and they can also add characters to a wish list, browse images and videos, and unlock additional content. The free app even lets users share and compare their collection with friends.
“Skylanders SWAP Force is the highest-rated game in the Skylanders franchise to date, and the Skylanders Collection Vault app will be the perfect mobile companion for all Portal Masters looking to learn more about their favorite characters and get to know new Skylanders characters ,” said Josh Taub, Senior VP of Product Management at Activision Publishing, in a press release. “Skylanders continues to be the #1 kids’ video game franchise of 2013 and we have an ongoing commitment to provide our fans the best experience possible. We’re excited to offer Skylanders fans the ability to immerse themselves in a completely digital version of their collections.”
As seems to be the trend these days, another point-and-click adventure game is getting the HD rerelease treatment. Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition is currently in development and slated for a mid-2014 release. The original, which was released back in 1993 by Sierra, and details the exploits of a writer/book store owner as he attempts to find inspiration for his novels while investigating local murders. Sounds a lot like a TV show, actually.
“I’m thrilled to be back at work on Gabriel Knight and to bring this classic game to a new generation of players,” Jensen said in a press release, “It’s going to look and feel like a brand new title. But never fear, 100% of the original Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is here. I hope both existing fans and new players will love it.”
This special 20th Anniversary Edition is being recreated from the ground up (with supervision from the series’ creator, Jane Jensen) and will feature enhanced graphics, new voice recordings, and a remastered soundtrack from the original game’s composer, Robert Holmes. Sins of the Fathers is set to release on the iPad next year.
So, there is a new Call of Duty game that arrived on iOS today. Yeah, it pretty much came out of no where. Almost as if it were a “ghost!”
It’s called Call of Duty: Strike Team and it’s been built from the ground up for mobile devices. Pocket Gamer reports that it features both third-person and first-person viewpoints that can be used throughout a campaign and survival mode.
Call of Duty: Strike Team enables the player to switch out of the first-person view when things calm down on the battlefield and use third-person for missions that require a little bit of recon for coordinated squad based attacks. Wow, I pretty much just mentioned Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Ghost Recon in one sentence. Ok, I really need to play it now!
Players are able to customize their squad’s weapons, perks, and body armor so that they can build a team that fits them best. It’s probably important since players are going to be traveling all over the world while experiencing many cinematic moments which are surely full of explosions and chaos. There is only one thing that seems to be missing – multiplayer! What the shazbot is up with that? At least there is a leaderboard for survival mode…
Posted by Andrew Stevens on May 28th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Skylanders Lost Islands has new companions that hand you items, abilities, and buildings to help build your fantasy village, reports Pocket Gamer. There are 5 of these new guys, including Grizz, Baxter, Young Willy, Hugo, and Cherry, each bringing their own unique ability that changes the way you play. You can also share your accomplishments from the Skylands by posting them to the land of Facebook.
o Grizz – The Mayor of the Lost Islands increases the Kingdom Level Cap from 30 to 35 as well as introduces new buildings.
o Baxter – This shy little guy provides a place to store all of your belongings you don’t want on your island but are too precious to part with.
o Young Willy – Willy’s own wish came true… he wanted to be a kid again and that lucky Wishin’ Well paid out handsomely! Now everyone is reaping the rewards with a new Luck Meter and premium top prizes.
o Hugo – Master Eon’s assistant, historian and librarian always knows what tomorrow’s Element of the Day will be.
o Cherry – She has a hop in her step and a way with the Elemental Totems. She doubles the amount of Totems (that means more wish stones)!