An exciting new online battle arena game called Sigils: Battle for Raios was demoed at GDC a couple of weeks ago, and is on its way to an iOS device near you. The game, which is being developed by Sproing and published by Gameforge, will be free-to-play and feature a variety of game modes including matchmaking, PvP, and PvE. Leaderboards for competing against others will also be available in-game.
So far, 20 combatants have been announced to be available for players to upgrade and level-up at the time of release, but Gameforge says that more will be made available by way of a variety of future updates. The game’s battles will be fought in a wide variety of arenas, and game play will be synced in live-time.
Sigils: Battle for Raois is optimized for iOS tablets and is slated for release sometime in 2014.
Everplay Interactive is partnering with CookieBit to bring iOS users Horde of Heroes. The game melds Match-3 gameplay and RPG elements to create a medieval fantasy that has upgradeable equipment and quests.
Everplay Director Kris Jones says: “We are attempting to break into the popular puzzle genre by combining hardcore elements with a casual experience, all while keeping Everplay’s snarky humor, retro art-style, and pick-up and play personality. Being free to play allows us to bring Horde of Heroes to the widest audience possible by eliminating the paid barrier of entry. To ensure that we made our free to play experience as fair and fun as possible, we made each member of our team complete the game without spending any money.”
Horde of Heroes is due out on the App Store April 24.
Posted by Tre Lawrence on March 24th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Darkstone, the RPG thriller that has roots on PC and Playstation, is now available for iOS courtesy of Joystick Replay (via Microids). Thus, the evil Draak can be battled on Apple devices.
The gameplay should be familiar to folks who have played the other ports. The game itself features improvable heroes, localized subtitles, real-time play, plenty of weapons, and hundreds of enemies – among other things. Most importantly, the experience has been specifically tailored for touchscreens.
Darkstone is free (with optional in-app purchases) and available on the App Store.
Rogue Play has announced that it is partnering with Warner Bros to create a game based on the upcoming Godzilla movie, titled Godzilla – Smash3.
The game will feature RPG and puzzle elements combined with a 3-D environment with rich graphics. Warner Bros Chief Digital Officer Thomas Gewecke likes the partnership. “As the film stomps into theaters, Godzilla – Smash3 captures a monster-sized experience on the small screen in a great new way,” he says. “We’re lucky to work with a group like Rogue Play who understands what makes ‘Godzilla’ special and can channel that into a great-looking and fun game for our fans.”
Godzilla – Smash 3 is due out at the same time the movie, in May 2014.
PHL Collective has just announced the upcoming arrival of its new game, Knight Strike.
Knight Strike is a single-player “old school arcade experience with RPG elements.” It’s a dual-stick controlled battle adventure that has leadership bragging rights as the ultimate goal.
“Whether you have 10 minutes or 10 hours, the game is built to take advantage of your schedule,” says Nick Madonna, PHL Collective founder. “Knight Strike is designed to deliver a rewarding experience whether on the train, bus, or at home on the couch.”
Knight Strike is scheduled to be available on the App Store this April.
Rather than giving players something akin to Angry Birds in a medieval/fantasy setting, Angry Birds Epic is going to be a turn-based RPG with a crafting system of sorts. Color me intrigued. No, seriously, it sounds far more interesting than yet-another physics puzzle game.
Angry Birds Epic will be “soft launching” in Canada and Australia soon.
In partnership with Kongregate, Emerald City Games has released its exciting new strategy-based tactical RPG entitled Lionheart Tactics. The game takes you into turn-based battle, putting you in command of over 15 different classes, and requires you to use your wits to “take advantage of the terrain and your enemy’s weaknesses.”
The game allows you to train up to 30 of your own heroes, slowly but surely upgrading their equipment and trainable skills. Emerald City Games boasts that Lionheart Tactics is not just an action packed battle game, but includes a “rich, and sometimes witty” story as well. The game features beautiful 3D graphics, but if you want a better idea of what Lionheart Tactics is you should probably just watch the trailer below; you’ll see why Kongregate partnered with Emerald City to make this game happen.
You can grab Lionheart Tactics for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch today on the App Store for free, and be on the lookout for out official review.
Atlus has announced that its cult classic first-person RPG title, Shin Megami Tensei, has been translated into English for the first time, and is due out soon for iOS devices.
The game is a delightfully retro-ish looking title, and involves the collection of demons that can be summoned to fight in battles that make up a good portion of the game. In the end, the future of the world is at stake.
For folks who cut their teeth gaming in the early 90s, Shin Megami Tensei will be an exciting blast from the past; it is due out on the App Store for $7.99 on March 18.