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Sorcery! 3 Release Gets Delayed

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 10th, 2015

Sadlyy, Sorcery! 3, the mobile gamebook based off the popularSteve Jackson's Sorcery! series, has been pushed back a week toApril 23. Fans will have to wait just a little longer for this continuation of thefantasy adventure. You'll be leaving the city ofKharé behind as you try to cross the cursed wasteland of Kakhabad.

When it is released, Sorcery! 3 will be priced at$4.99 and we'll have a review for you to check out.

In the mean time, you can replay Sorcery! 1 and 2 while you wait.

Build a Minion Utopia Later This Summer with Minions Paradise

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 7th, 2015

Electronic Arts, Illumination Entertainment, and Universal are working together to bring us more minions! Their first upcoming collaborative title is Minions Paradise.You'll be playing as a new minion called Phil as he designs a minion resort after being shipwrecked on a tropical island. Help Phil's minion buddies relax with waterslides, firefly trees, and loads and loads of bananas.

Minions Paradise will be free to download and comes out later this summer.

Netmarble's Raven Will Be Launching Globally This Year

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 3rd, 2015

Netmarble US has announced that the popular hack and slash RPG, Raven, is launching globally later this year. The game gives you options for your characters race such as human, elf, vango, as well as classes like assasin and berserker. You can also choose between five game modes including Scenario mode, the 150 stage Adventure mode, Raid mode, and Guild matches where 18 players fight for the honor of their guilds.

"With splendid action, dynamic real time battles and thousands of items to collect and upgrade, Raven has struck a resonant chord with gamers," said Seungwon Lee, Overseas President at Netmarble Games Corp, in a press release. "We will leverage the record-setting success of Raven in South Korea as we look forward to bringing the game to players worldwide."

You can look for Raven on the App Store later this year.

Serious Sam Double D Developer is Making a Not-So-Serious Horse Racer

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 1st, 2015

There's nothing like the thrill of watching a horse race, especially when the horses are drunk.

Mommy's Best Gameshas revealedFinger Derpy- a game where you try to control the left and right hooves of a horse who is in the middle of a race. If you can tap your fingers with the proper timing your horse will run straight. Tap out of sequence and your horse will run around as if trying to perform an interpretave dance of derpyness. There's a party mode for four players, or a single playerinfinite horse race mode where your horse istrying to "escape" the finish line.

You can check out the trailer below beforeFinger Derpy is released later this month.

2K Announces WWE 2K, Mobile's First WWE Simulation

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 31st, 2015

It seems like this month has been pretty big for wrestling. First Wrestlemania, then2K has announces that they're releasing WWE 2K for iOS. It's asimulation-based WWE game where you'll get to play with several WWE superstars such asJohn Cena,Hulk Hogan, Sting, Triple H, and the Undertaker. There will be three different match types and a ton of moves for your wrestlers to perform. They'll even getSuperstar ring entrances. The game also features Create-a-Superstar,Career Mode,live multiplayer matches, and unlockable rewards.

WWE 2K marks a great milestone in 2K’s partnership with WWE, as we bring the first authentic WWE simulation experience to market for mobile devices,” said Greg Thomas, President at Visual Concepts, in a press release. “WWE gaming enthusiasts will soon experience WWE action and several fan-favorite modes inspired by the WWE 2K flagship console series in an engaging new way.”

WWE 2K will be available this spring for $7.99.

You Can Start Challenging Your Friends to a Dual Later This Week

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 31st, 2015

Last year we reported that Sebastian Gosztyla's new game, Dual, was theorized to be released sometime during the summer of 2014. Sadly that did not become a reality, but the good news it there is now an official release date.

Dual will be coming out on April 2, which is right around the corner. Dual will let you play a pong-like game between two people in real space. That means that your phone and your friend's phone will each make up 1/2 of the screen. As you shoot towards your opponent, they will have to defend by physically moving their phone.

This is an innovative and exciting-looking new app. Dual will be available for free with a single in-app purchase to unlock all features. You can check out Dualfor yourself this Thursday.

Forgotten Memories : Alternate Realities Will Be Haunting Your Dreams Soon

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 31st, 2015

Forgotten Memories : Alternate Realities, from Psychoz Interactive, is planned for release on April 23. The Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Alone in the Dark inspired horror game puts you in the shoes of Rose Hawkins as she searches for a missing young girl named Eden.

The game cosists of exploring creepy locales, solving puzzles, and fighting horrifying enemies that lurch at you from the darkness. The game is short, only taking about 3.5 hours, but is part of a series. Each game released will be a self-contained story, but will be closely tied to the others.

Forgotten Memories : Alternate Realities is lurking just around the corner. Watch the trailer and build the suspense.

Warhammer: Arcane Magic is Coming Soon, Exclusively for iOS

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 30th, 2015

Turbo Tape Games has announced that they're joining forces with Games Workshop to bring the turn-based strategy board game, Warhammer: Arcane Magic, to life on the iOS.

The game lets you play as wizards such asTeclis, Balthasar Gelt, and Wurrzag, pitted against monsters and opponents from the Warhammer universe during the magical storms of the Old World and the Chaos Wastelands. If you prefer to play by yourself, Warhammer: Arcane Magic features a single-player campaign with a deep storyline and a ton to explore.

We don't have an official release date for Warhammer: Arcane Magicyet, butTurbo Tape Games says it's coming soon.

Fast & Furious: Legacy's Creative Director Opens Up on the New Licensed Racer

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 29th, 2015

The Fast and the Furious is an action film series full of fast cars, hard-ass characters, and illegal shenanigans that first came out in 2001. The upcoming film, Furious 7, continues the storyline of the third film - The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Kabam has done a lot of movie tie-in games like The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle Earth, Marvel Contest of Champions, and even Fast and the Furious 6, so it was no surprise to find out that they've developedFast & Furious: Legacy, which proposes to cover all of the F&F movies so far.

Cuz Parry, Creative Director for Fast & Furious: Legacy,took some time to talk with 148Apps about the upcoming game.

N-Fusion and 505's Ember is Totally Going to be the Next Ultima

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 29th, 2015

Recently, I was invited to check out N-Fusion and 505's upcoming RPG title, Ember. Set in the land of Domus, you'll be embroiled in a rich story with over 70 quests, a ridiculously expansive skill tree, and gorgeous landscapes. You play as aLightbringer who is trying to save the embers - which the world covets to the point of war, of course.Jeff Birns, CEO of N-fusion, walked me though his work and it was obvious that this was truly a labor of love. And he was happy to answer a few questions on his beloved game.

Fearless Fantasy is Fantastic for the iFone (it was worth a shot)

Posted by Rob Rich on March 27th, 2015

I actually had my first look at Fearless Fantasy last year at E3, but it was on a PC so there wasn't much for me to talk about. But now that I've been able to play with a pre-release version of the iOS build, there's quite a bit for me to talk about.

The story so far has been every bit as weird and it seems on the surface, thanks almost entirely to the oddball characters. What's impressive is that it all works. It's not just silly for the sake of silliness. Okay, well, it might be but it's actually pretty funny, and not in a "so awful it's good" sort of way, either.

The incredibly weird visuals struck me as a little off-putting at first, but once I got to see everything in motion it became very endearing. A lot of these enemies behave in extremely strage ways that you might not expect, and many of the combat animations are a combination of cool and surreal.

Combat mechanics and overall sructure are what really make Fearless Fantasy stand out on iOS, though. The story is broken up into several individuals levels, which are themselves made up of a set number of encounters. These encounters can be played (and replayed) on one of three different difficulties, and as you'd expect the rewards go up as the challenge increases. It's not just that enemies absorb and deal more damage, though - as you move from Casual through Normal and eventually on to Veteran the combat itself will get harder, with more complicated inputs required for both attacking and defending.

But oh, the combat. It's easily my favorite part of Fearless Fantasy so far and almost as easily my favorite approach to combat out of any iOS RPG I've played. When an enemy attacks, you'll have to perform a sort of mini-game where you'll be tapping on circles as the rings surrounding them close in or swiping through arrows in a specific pattern. The thing is, the harder the difficulty the more mobile these symbols are - to the point where you'll need to start familirizing yourself with the types of attacks most enemies like to use if you want to avoid failing to block.

Attacking works much the same way as defending, only if you mess up you deal less (or no) damage. What's great is that as each of the three characters gains more powerful abilities, they'll be able to string together longer chains of attacks for even greater potential damage. It also means that the mini-games get more complex, creating a cool synergy between a character's actions on-screen and your actions... on-screen. Whatever, it works really well and it's cool.

Fearless Fantasy hasn't graced the App Store with its presence yet, but you can be certain we'll let you know when it does. This is definitely a mobile RPG to keep an eye on.

Norsfell's New Cyclical Strategy Builder, Ragna Cycle, is in the Works

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 24th, 2015

Norsfell, makers of WinterForts and FromPulse, are working on a newstrategy builder calledRagna Cycle. The game aims to do away with palying fatigue that comes with neverending building games by using timedsocial events.

In each event, players have just 14 days to survive the end of the world. You'll be racing against the clock in these apocalypic scenarios to see if you can build a rocket in time to escape your fate. The art looks bright and cartoonish, but that doesn't mean it will be a walk in the park. You'll have to survive attacks and natural disasters as you frantically build your salvation.

Ragna Cycleis set to be released sometime in spring of 2016

Drifter is Still Bound for iOS, and it’s Looking Great

Posted by Rob Rich on March 22nd, 2015

Drifter is a pretty cool-looking space adventure that’s currently in Steam Early Access, but Celsius Game Studios has teased an iOS version before. A couple of weeks ago I was able to see it running on an iPad, so I can definitely say that the iOS version is still a thing.

It’s looking really nice, too. I didn’t play it myself but the controls seem to be simple and responsive, and the visuals are pretty darn... pretty. Of course since it’s still in Early Access there are lots more features in the works that haven’t been implemented yet, so it’s bound to be even more interesting once it’s officially released.

Since the App Store doesn’t actually have anything comparable to Early Access we’re going to have to wait a bit for the iOS version, but that’s understandable given how - let’s go with “finicky” - App Store reviews can be. But I’ve been assured that the iOS release should be right behind the Steam release, so we won’t have to wait too terribly long to get our hands on Drifter in its final form.

I think it’s going to be worth the wait.

Great Moogley Moogle! Nexon Korea is Developing FINAL FANTASY XI for Mobile

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 20th, 2015

Final Fantasy fans are you ready? Nexon has been chosen to develop a mobile game based off of the MMORPG Final Fantasy XI! The original game was set in Vana'diel, a high fantasy world, 20 years after the Crystal War. Players had access to 5 different races: Elvaan, Hume, Galka, Mithra, and Tarutaru. Nexon has not revealed much about the upcoming title, but they certainly seem happy about it.

“We are thrilled to partner with SQUARE ENIX to bring this amazing franchise to mobile audiences around the world,” said Owen Mahoney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexon, in a press release. “We are excited to strengthen our partnership with SQUARE ENIX by adding one of their most successful titles to our portfolio, as we continue to leverage our game development and global publishing expertise to provide high-quality experiences to gamers around the world.”

This mobile version of Final Fantasy XI is planned to be released in 2016.

The New Heroes & Castles 2 Trailer Brings the Beat Down to Your Foes

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 19th, 2015

Foursaken Media has released a new trailer for their upcoming game, Heroes & Castles 2.

It's an action, strategy, castle defense game somewhat similar in play style to the classic Dynasty Warriors, and Heroes & Castles 2 will have you wading into the thick of it as you fight waves of enemies. The graphics look like they have gotten a signifigant upgrade since the first game, and we can't wait to see what else has changed.

While there is no official release date as of yet, you can sate your Heroes & Castles 2 lust momentarily with the trailer.