At this point in the month, you or at least a few people you know are probably getting ready to scramble around (or are already scrambling around) for Thanksgiving Dinner. It’s a hectic day of precise oven utilization, but there’s also the whole family and camaraderie thing.
We’ve already put together a handy list of useful apps that should make your Thanksgiving a breeze, but what if you want to unwind while staying in the holiday spirit or practice for the insanity that is to come? Well you’re in luck, because now we’ve got a list of a half-dozen iOS games that evoke all sorts of Thanksgiving feelings – both heartwarming and… well, not so heartwarming. Continue reading Six iOS Games to Get You Ready for Thanksgiving »
New York Comic Con attendees will be able to check out Outcast Odyssey, by BANDAI NAMCO Games. The app is a free-to-play card battler developed by Magic Pixel Games, where players explore dungeons in order to collect cards and treasure.
Outcast Odyssey has hundreds of hand-drawn cards to collect that are illustrated by some of the top comic book artists in the industry. Players can form guilds and battle other players to test their battle decks.
Outcast Odyssey is coming to iOS soon, but if you’re visiting NYCC this week you can stop by the BANDAI NAMCO Booth (#1620) to check it out.
At the base of the campaign is a new maze pack for Ms. PAC-MAN and PAC-MAN, titled the ‘Hope Maze’, with all purchases of the $0.99 pack going directly towards supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation. In addition, the in-game interface in both games will be going pink for the month of October.
NBCF Founder and CEO Janelle Hail had this to say on the campaign:
We are very excited about our new partnership with Bandai Namco and the Ms. PAC-MAN Pink Ribbon Campaign. By encouraging their gamers to Join the Pac, we can reach more women than ever with our message of hope. The funds they raise will allow us to provide early detection services for women in need in all 50 states.
Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man are both available on the App Store now for $3.99, with the ‘Hope Maze’ available as an in-app purchase in both games for $0.99.
Over at San Diego Comic Con, Bandai Namco announced two new games for iOS: PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX, a sequel to Championship Edition, and PAC-MAN Friends, a new original game for the platform.
PAC-MAN Friends will challenge players to use ‘intuitive’ tilt controls in order to rescue Pac-Man’s nine friends from the ghost’s castle, with the game containing 95 increasingly challenging levels across six worlds. PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX, meanwhile, will bring the three modes of the original (Score Attack, Time Attack, and Ghost Combo) and add in seven zones with over 150 levels between them into the mix. New power-ups and boosts will also make their way into the game, hopefully giving players a leg-up on their way to high scores.
PAC-MAN Friends is set to make its way onto mobile devices this September, whilst PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX will arrive this November.
Posted by Ellis Spice on July 8th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
After just under six months since the launch of the game, Bandai Namco has announced that Tales of Phantasia is going to be pulled from the App Store and made “unusable” in the near future. The statement given on the App Store page for the game is as follows:
We regret to inform you that we will cease distribution of this app on 08/28/2014 (Thursday). On this date, the app and all associated services will become unusable. This includes In-App Purchase items already purchased and save data. Furthermore, sale of In-App Purchase items will conclude on 07/29/2014 (Tuesday). We apologize sincerely to all of our customers for this inconvenience, and hope you continue to enjoy our products and services in the future.
For the time being, Tales of Phantasia is available now and is free to download. Past August 28, the game will become unplayable, which is certainly something to keep in mind if you intend on buying any in-app purchases before they’re removed on July 29th.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been getting mighty tired of all these awful movie sequels and “reboots.” Well, thanks to Bandai Namco’s upcoming Cinemagic, we can finally fight fire with fire! Or, well, we can at least fight bad movies with awesomely bad movies.
Cinemagic is a match-3 puzzle game in which you’ll need to collect various movie-like elements (reels, tickets, etc), which are themselves used to activate special movie cards. These cards will determine things like the actors in your own movie, major plot points, and so on. Once you’ve run out of moves you’ll be treated to a unique synopsis and movie poster for your creation – and if you’re lucky you’ll also have beaten that other movie at the box office and raked in some serious profits.
You’ll be able to get your hands on Cinemagic for free this November.
Posted by Ellis Spice on May 9th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A new entry in the Soulcalibur series can now be found on the App Store. Soulcalibur Unbreakable Soul, unlike the original Soulcalibur, is a card-based game that features a one-finger control system, with players selecting what moves they wish to perform from the bottom of the screen. Using this system, players automatically guard when not performing any moves, with well-timed moves creating openings that allow for a barrage of attacks on their opponent. The game also features an all-new story following Cassandra and the Edge Master on their search for fragments of the Soul Edge.
Soulcalibur Unbreakable Soul is available now, is free-to-play and requires an Internet connection.