Square Enix commemorates one of its greatest forgotten franchises in new Final Fantasy Brave Exvius collaboration
One of the most criminally underused properties in the Square Enix roster is undoubtedly Parasite Eve, a fantastic fusion of Resident Evil and Final Fantasy that deserved far more than two PlayStation One Games and a PSP follow-up. Now, however, Aya Brea is stepping back into the spotlight thanks to a collaboration between Eve and Final Fantasy Brave Exvius.
If you haven’t played anything from the Parasite Eve catalogue you are missing out. It starts with the protagonist, rookie cop Aya Brea, attending an opera only to have everyone area her spontaneously combust, which sets the tone for the rest of the game. The combat system was a then-experimental mix that combined an Active Turn-based system with free movement to dodge attacks as you used parasite powers to save Manhattan.
NASCAR often gets a bad reputation outside of America, but there is a certain charm to it with its close side-by-side action and its focus on pure speed, but it never managed to really massively break out internationally. Now, there's a chance that will change thanks to automotive game experts Hutch announcing a partnership with the racing giants.
Hutch has staked a claim as perhaps the top racing developer on mobile, with big hits like the Supercar smash Race Kings, the more cerebral Top Drives, or the officially licensed F1 Clash, perhaps the biggest testament to their talents. This experience with another of the world's top car sports with be no doubt invaluable as they develop this NASCAR title, and at a pretty big milestone.
Name the most Norse bird you can think of, then give it a twist because Playdigious is introducing not the Raven clan, mostly because they already exist, but the Clan of the Eagle in Northgard’s latest DLC. If you find gathering resources a challenge, then you are definitely going to want to see this.
The Clan of the Eagle, or Hraesvelg, are led by Grif because Big Bird sounded too silly. As a young child, Grif lived through the destruction of their parent’s clan, before being adopted by Hraesvelg. Living through this, then rising to the command of their new clan shows levels of adaptability that gave them the skills to be a perfect leader.
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Every day, we pick out a curated list of the best mobile discounts on the App Store and post them here. This list won't be comprehensive, but it every game on it is recommended. Feel free to check out the coverage we did on them in the links below to further vet these discounted games before you decide to buy:
Games marked with an asterisk(*) denote that the entire developer/publisher’s catalog is discounted, despite the fact that all of their games may not be listed here.
You may have thought that a game series revolving around biscuits in battle would not have the best-staying power, but Devsisters have proven that so wrong with these massively popular CookieRun series. And now, the latest entry in this delicious series has finally revealed its name; CookieRun: Tower of Adventures.
Previously known as Project B, presumably for baked goods or perhaps Bookie, Tower of Adventurers will be a casual action game with real-time action combat, and will be the franchise's first 3D, for maximum snack power. It will even feature cooperative play because no one cookie is a full meal.
Dust off your phones that you are probably reading this on, and get ready for some absurdist fun as Jackbox Party Pack 10 releases this October. Gather some funds and take part in five new games, including a return of one fan favourite, just in time to put on a hilarious Halloween party.
Tee K.O 2 will take players back to the fan-favourite Tee Shirt Island to draw the ultimate shirt for everyone to vote on. Even if you can’t draw, Jackbox games always reward ingenuity and humour. You will have new drawing tools, and the ability to use different fonts, or you can even choose different garments like a hoodie.
Get yourself a headstart on the Halloween season, as Nexon and Nitro Studios bring a scarily earlier seasonal update to its racer, KartRider: Drift. Season 4: Hallo-Drift brings spooky new tracks, characters, and even a striking new mode for everyone to sink their fangs into.
Crossover Mode is a brand new way to play, and combines aspects from the two core existing modes; Speed and Item. Item boxes will spawn on the track for racers to collect and use, and you will be able to fill up that Boost Gauge through drifting to make sure you get that box before anyone else. It’s a combination of the best that Drift has to offer.
If you are looking for a new phone then the upcoming iPhone 15 could jump to the top of your wishlist with the recent announcement by Capcom that Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Village will be available on the Pro and Pro Max devices. You can also grab these outstanding titles on an iPad Air or iPad Pro with an M1 chip or later.
This marks the first time that these two titles will be available on smartphones, and they are definitely worth the price. Whilst they don’t retain much of the straight original survival horror aspects of the original instalments, both leaning a bit more toward action, both have won Game of the Year accolades, and Resident Evil 4 is no doubt one of the most beloved in the series.
When a developer puts out a mystery game influenced by a show like Twin Peaks, you know you are in for an incredibly interesting time, and that is what The Isle Tide Hotel promises. In this interactive mystery movie, you will need to collect clues, solve puzzles, and always remember not to break the Etiquettes.
Once a year, for three nights only, the Isle Tide Hotel opens its doors to a group of people with only one thing bringing them; their search for the meaning of life. This year, however, the answer is within reach, provided they hand over a sacrifice to their founder, Dr Aniston, who promises this act will conclude the search.
Android users look away now lest your eyes melt from envy, as Magic Fuel Games has announced a new, absolutely wonderful mode for the Apple Arcade city-building game Cityscapes: Sim Builder. Since launching in March 2023, this has been the community's biggest requested feature, and it is excellent when developers listen.
It is time to cast off the shackles of restraint, as the new Sandbox Mode gives players free rein to build their dream city without any limits. Is there an existing map you already have plans drawn up for? Load it up and create your utopia. If none of those strike your fancy then fear not, as Sandbox brings with it four brand-new maps for even more creativity.
Think you are the best at looting and shooting? Then it is time to put your money where your mouth is as NetEase is bringing back Ranked Mode in survival shooter Lost Light. Season seven has begun, and brings with it an upgraded Windswept Harbour and the first NA Firefly Showdown.
5v5 Ranked Mode is back and features the new Team Backpack. Each squad will need to nominate a mule to carry the bag, and as you defeat enemies you can collect Battle Cards, or just find them in random bins. Collect enough, then you can evacuate in glorious victory. You will need to make good use of your bag holder and prioritise collecting cards to be victorious.
It might be hard to remember but there was a time when FIFA, or EA Sports FC as it is now called, wasn’t the undisputed king of football games, with PES giving the series a run for its money back in the PS2 era. Now, Konami has released the latest free instalment of the series with eFootball 2024.
Players will be able to take control of big officially licenced clubs such as Manchester United FC, FC Bayern Munchen, Internazionale Milano, AC Milan, Arsenal FC, and FC Barcelona. These teams and more will be fully recreated from kits to stadiums to squads, with eFootball being the only place you can play in famous venues like Spotify Camp Nou and Stadio Olimpico.
It is almost time for the next chapter in one of England's most famous sagas as the James Bond adventure Cypher 007 drops on September 29th. Unfortunately for any budding Android spies, Cypher will only be available on the Apple Arcade.
The synopsis of the game has you playing the eponymous hero, of course, as you relive some of Bond’s most iconic moments, and take on his biggest enemy, Spectre. Blofeld you will be your main target, as he is attempting to turn Bond into the ultimate double agent, and it is your job to prevent that and take him down.
In what is becoming a far too common occurrence, Square Enix has sounded the death knell for yet another of its mobile properties, with SinoAlice Global facing the axe. The RPG from Pokelabo and that enigma of a mind, Yoko Taro, will terminate on November 15th.
SinoAlice didn’t have the longest, or easiest, lifespan, originally launching in 2017 in Japan, following their international launch in 2020. Fast forward to the end of 2022, and it was taken offline in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, before the full global closure this year, barely turning three years old. It's a shame, but perhaps the writing was on the wall from an early stage.
In a move that always proves incredibly divisive, Jagex has put a target on their flagship game's back with the introduction of a Hero Pass to Runescape. This new battle pass system will reward all levels of its players with rewards, provided you sink enough hours into it.
Replacing the Yak Track and Challenge System, Hero Pass has been dubbed an always-on system, where you will rack up Hero Points as you play and complete the daily, weekly, and special missions. There will be 120 levels of content, with 99 standard and the last 21 being heroic, and you will have three months to climb the ladder. If you manage to hit level 99, you will also get a ten-level jump start on the next Hero Pass.