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Phantom Rift by Foursaken Media, is an adventure/RPG where players control a powerful wizard who has become lost in the Phantom Rift: a dark place full of man-eating monsters. Wizards will be tasked with side quests as they explore the world and meet NPCs.

A player’s wizard is fully customizable with a full array of equipment. The five levels of rarity with passive abilities and different stats mean plenty of different combinations for collectors.

The innovation of Phantom Rift is its battle system. Similar to a card-based battle, players have a spell pouch that can hold up to 30 of the 120 unique spells that can be found in the game. Players can equip their wizard with different spells to form different strategies, focusing on things like elemental magic or summoning.

The game also has multiplayer integration. Wizards can fight in PvP battles and win spells from their enemies’ pouch as trophies.

Foursaken Media is shooting for a September release for Phantom Rift.

Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers is Out Now for iPad

Posted by on July 9th, 2014
iPad Only App - Designed for iPad

Magic fans rejoice! Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers has officially released for the iPad!

This new digital installment of one of the world’s most popular collectible card games touts an improved tutorial that makes it easier than ever for new players to learn the ropes, epic battles against a number of Planeswalkers, multiplayer, card collecting, and more. This year’s release is also placing a heavy emphasis on deck management by allowing you to organize and customize numerous decks like never before.

You can download Magic 2015 right now for free; it’ll run on the iPad 2 and up.

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Wizards of the Coast’s latest (and by association, also the greatest) digital CCG, Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers is just around the corner. Singleplayer is back in this latest edition, as well as full multiplayer support across all versions (iPad, PC, etc). So no more staring longingly at PC features! There’s also an improved tutorial that should make it a bit easier for new players to figure out what they’re doing.

However the biggest change, and perhaps the one that will please and excite fans the most, is the new and vastly-improved deck manager. Now players will be able to build, customize, and otherwise manage a total of up to 30 different decks. The management itself has also been heavily tweaked, with a heck of a lot more sorting options, automatic suggestions based on your current deck’s strengths, and the ability to customize your land cards if you so desire. It even analyzes and displays your deck’s “stats,” so new players can get a better idea of its overall power, speed, and so on.

Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers will be releasing on iOS soon for free.

Developer Wizards of the Coast has announced that its new game for iPads, Magic 2015 — Duels of the Planeswalkers, should be available in summer of 2014.

The game is the latest installment in the Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise, and puts the player at the center of the mythical Magic Multiverse.

Fans attending PAX East in Boston this weekend will have the chance to be the first to demo Magic 2015 — Duels of the Planeswalkers in the Magic: The Gathering booth, #462. Additionally, visitors to the show will have the opportunity to earn an exclusive Garruk Wildspeaker Pinny Arcade pin (while supplies last) by demoing the new game or participating in other in-booth activities.

Elementalist Review

Elementalist Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Casting magic from our finger tips has never been so close. But then again, it isn't always what it's cracked up to be either.

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Magic 2014 has received its second deck pack, which can be purchased through in-app purchase for $2.99. It features two new 60 card decks known as “Enchanter’s Arsenal” and “Up to Mischief.”

•Enchanter’s Arsenal
Stack your powers and smash your foes with the brute force of green and white. Your countless enchantments will frustrate your opponents and infuse your creatures with overwhelming might!

•Up to Mischief
Confuse, disrupt, and annoy your enemies with blue faeries! Your spells and creature abilities will allow you to control the flow of the game before releasing a devastating cloud of tiny-winged fury!

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Runic Sorcerer Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Runic Sorcerer is a mystical adventure that will take players back to the dark ages with its immersive 3D environments.

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Cabals Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Cabals is an interesting hybrid of collectible card game and abstract strategy board game, and is worth exploring for those looking for something a little different on the App Store.

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iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Torching goblins, crushing trolls, and making harpies explode is just as much fun as it sounds.

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SoulCraft Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Unfussy and uncomplicated quick-fire Action-RPG

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Magic 2013 Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Forget the free option. Plunk down $9.99 and buy a great translation of Magic: The Gathering to the iPad.

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Catapult King Review

Catapult King Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Take down castles full of enemy soldiers serving the evil dragon that has kidnapped the princess in this 3D physics game.

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An exciting release for iOS fantasy gamers and Magic: The Gathering fans alike is slated to come later this month. Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, an installment of Magic: The Gathering games, will be available for the iPad (and other platforms) starting on June 20th. This is the first iPad release for a Magic: The Gathering game.

Within the game, players fight against Magic‘s evil mastermind, Planeswalker Nicol Bolas with ten new decks added to the game, new puzzle challenges, and an integration between the digital and paper product (cards and the video game). There’s even a muliplayer mode in the game on all platforms. Although, multiplayer for the iPad version is slightly limited in the iPad version compared to other platforms (according to Touch Arcade’s hands-on with the game at E3). iPad, Game Center-powered multiplayer is limited to two players while other platforms get up to four (four player multiplayer available vs. AI).

We look forward to the release of the game later this month. Imagine looking at those detailed cards on the new iPad’s retina display! Check out the gallery below with the game’s first screenshots.

Magic has an estimated 12 million players around the world in over 70 countries. It was released by Wizards of the Coast in 1993. Since then, over 12,000 cards have been created (around 500 per expansion pack).

Heroes vs Monsters Review

Heroes vs Monsters Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Guide a small party on an epic quest in this pocket sized RPG with some very familiar elements.

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Dojo Madness Review

Dojo Madness Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This ninja raccoon has to stay on his toes if he wants to survive the 360 degree onslaught of enemies.

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Dungeon Crawlers Review

Dungeon Crawlers Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Clear dungeons of monsters and malcontents using a few interesting attacks in this turn based game.

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SpellCraft School of Magic Review

SpellCraft School of Magic Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Plant growing and spellcasting with a freemium twist.

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The Magic of Reality Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Richard Dawkins explores the magic of natural phenomena in this extraordinary example of digital publishing.

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Fara Review

Fara Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A beautifully rendered action RPG with an ironic sense of humor.

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Elemites Review

Elemites Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
This real-time strategy game pits Relph, a cast off wizard, against the towsfolk who ran him out of town. This time, he has some help.

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Emberwind Review

Emberwind Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
An amazing looking game in every way, but not without it's flaws.

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Harry Potter Film Wizardry Review

Harry Potter Film Wizardry Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
The Harry Potter Film Wizardry app is like a DVD extras app for all eight Harry Potter films.

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Shake Spears! Review

Shake Spears! Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Shake Spears! proves once and for all that iOS devices and medieval jousting are a great combination.

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Epic War 3 Review

Epic War 3 Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
I'll never know why I keep on playing Epic War 3, but something about it is preventing me from putting it down.

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X-Card Trick HD for iPad Review

X-Card Trick HD for iPad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
If you don't mind learning how a simple magic trick works on the iPad, you might have some fun with this little $.99 app.

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Harry Potter: Spells

Harry Potter: Spells

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Harry Potter: Spells isn't much fun unless you have a fellow Potter fan who owns the app. But if you do...multiplayer dueling, with an iPhone in place of a wand? Harry Potter: Spells is much more than a piece of shovelware, though some fans will be disappointed by its lack of depth.

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hpspells25Potter fans, rejoice: the first official Harry Potter app has been released to the App Store. iDevice-owning Muggles can grab the app and be Sorted by the Sorting Hat, receive a wand at Olivander’s, and then be instructed in the basics of dueling whilst earning points for their House. If this sounds familiar…then, yes, it’s because it is similar to previous online offerings from Warner Bros. What makes this app so intriguing, however, is its focus on dueling…specifically, multiplayer duels over both Bluetooth and WiFi.

Yes, that’s right; dueling. While the app will allow you to challenge an AI opponent, whipping your friend in a digital duel is undoubtedly better, and I can’t wait to test this one out. Fledgling wizards can currently learn up to 14 spells, and the examples given are old favorites: Stupefy!, Expecto Patronum!, Expelliarmus!, and so on. Spells are unleashed with hand gestures and sent between devices. I can’t think of a better platform for a handheld duel, especially given the iPhone’s accelerometer.

Rounding out the offering are a slew of appreciated extras: Facebook Connect, player stats pages, House rankings, and Hogwarts-wide leaderboards. Warner Bros. is obviously attempting to foster some competitive spirit between friends.

It’s worth noting that Harry Potter: Spells isn’t targeted at the 99-cent crowd; the app is selling for $4.99. We’ll have a review up in a few days with our recommendation, but for now, more information can be found at http://harrypotterspellsapp.com/.

Castle of Magic

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Castle of Magic is a fantastic, brilliant platformer that sets a new standard in the App Store. You simply can't pass on this one, especially if you're a fan of Mario and his ilk. Talk about magical!

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Caster

Caster

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Caster has great potential as a magical 3D shooter. Its innovative control scheme excels in all fields...except when it comes to aiming, which is a major flaw that ultimately cripples the experience. Future updates could make this a surefire hit, but as it stands, Caster frustrated me with its brevity and difficulty of targeting enemies.

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Defend Your Castle

Defend Your Castle

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Being a fan of the web version of this game, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. It is basically the same game, but they have modified it for the iPhone platform. Still fun and addictive, but maybe only at the sale price.

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