Netmarble has announced the launch of the first beta test for its upcoming strategy game Grand Cross W. The test starts today and will last through to August 29th and will be available for players on PC and Android via Google Play.
Grand Cross W takes place in the world of Skyna, which has become a battleground due to the invading armies of Chaos. Players will be tasked with helping the protagonist Layla to build armies, construct buildings and raise an army of soldiers to restore order to the devastated country. Battles can be aided by summoning heroes for other worlds, known as the Transcendents of Grand Cross, and using the mysterious power of Lapis.
Phantom Blade: Executioners began its "Serenade of Ruin" Closed Beta Test bringing tons of special perks to those who sign up
Fans of S-GAME's action RPG Phantom Blade: Executioners can once again get their hands on the title with a Closed Beta Test from August 18th to September 16th. The "Serenade of Ruin" CBT will add a new chapter, a brand new character with two advanced career paths, microtransactions that will be fully refunded after the test and more.
Phantom Blade: Executioners' latest CBT titled "Serenade of Ruin" features cross-platform play between mobile and PC, and all player characters will be wiped afterwards. Transactions, however, will be fully refunded and a 100% gratitude bonus upon Open Beta.
KartRider: Drift pre-registration is officially open, offering special bonuses for those who sign up
Nexon has announced the opening of pre-registration for its upcoming racing game KartRider: Drift. There has also been confirmation of what pre-order bonuses are available as well as a special present for all early players.
KartRider: Drift is Nexon's upcoming multiplayer kart racing party game and the latest in the successful KartRider franchise. Starting in 2004, the first KartRider gained particularly large popularity in Asia as well as beyond, gaining more than 380 million players since its launch. The franchise itself continues to be held to particularly high praise in Asian markets, with Korea maintaining a huge eSports presence in the form of an official league dating back to 2005, which is rather impressively the longest-running eSports league.
Snowprint Studios has announced the official release of Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus. Hailing from the world-famous Warhammer series, Tacticus is a grid-based tactical entry in the series featuring many favourite factions to build armies from and dominate the battlefield.
Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus is a battlefield game that takes place on a hexagonal grid. By building a team of troops and famous heros from the franchise, players will need to use all their cunning and tactics to crush the enemy in intense fast-paced skirmishes in the PvE campaign or against other players in Live PvP battles.
NetEase Games has announced they are teaming up alongside CCP Games with Massively Multiplayer Online Science, VIB and Ghent University to bring Project Discovery to their space-based mobile game EVE Echoes. After multiple rounds of pretty successful collaboration with EVE Online, it is now the turn of the EVE Echoes player base to have some fun in the name of science.
Project Discovery is a minigame inside EVE Echoes that will instantly unlock whenever the player reaches Tech Level 7. When this requirement is met, docking at any station will allow access to the Project Discovery page via the Events menu. The minigame is fairly simple and involves matching data points individually with each other. If benefiting from the cold hand of science isn’t enough motivation, the game will reward Science Credits that can be exchanged for prizes such as exclusive skins and ships. Anyone who completes the tasks quickly will be awarded additional credits, and the most dedicated of armchair scientists will net unique medals for weekly and all-time participation.
Act None has announced the sequel to its maiden mobile game, Eldrum: Untold, fittingly titled Eldrum: Red Tide. With gameplay taking inspiration from the old table-top RPGs of yore, Red Tide features multiple endings and a lot of replayability.
Eldrum: Red Tide follows the story of a soldier who was trained to defend peace and keep order. As a guardsman of their hometown, the protagonist is used to dealing with the odd scraps and the blaggards that roam every city, however, they were ill-prepared when the war came. After their city is burned to ash, the protagonist wakes up in an infirmary and sets out on a quest to find his family in a world ravaged by war.
NetEase Games has disclosed the date for the worldwide launch of survival shooter Lost Light. Releasing September 1st, Lost Light has already gained some fairly impressive traction with its betas, generating a lot of buzz that will hopefully result in an enjoyable game.
Lost Light is a cross-platform shooter with a unique selling point of an incredibly in-depth gun customization system which does look very interesting. As a member of the Firely Squad players will find themselves stranded in a post-apocalyptic exclusion zone beset by many crises, and will be tasked to unveil a sinister plot.
Level Infinite and Hotta Studio have announced the release of their very ambitious looking shared open world MMORPG Tower of Fantasy. With its cross-platform functionality between PC and mobile, it looks to be one to roll the dice on and enjoy at home or wherever the mood strikes.
Set hundreds of years in the future after Earth had a catastrophic meltdown leading to the collapse of the environment, humanity has fled and settled on the distant planet of Aida. Players will be able to adventure with others in the shared-open world MMORPG whilst enjoying the anime-inspired post-apocalyptic sci-fi art style.
Four years of uptime for a mobile game is akin to eternity, and this is exactly the milestone that Darkness Rises has reached. It is important for developers to keep updating to keep the game fresh, and NEXON has announced a massive anniversary update to do just that.
Darkness Rises is an action RPG that has AAA pedigree in a handheld package. With a very deep character creation and some pretty graphics, it is easy to get drawn in. Players can choose between such classes as Berserker, Assassin and Wizard to run away and throw off some impressive skills to mow through enemies.
Go Play Games has announced that its popular Club Soccer Director game has undergone a rebrand, correcting the sport in its title and becoming Football Club Management. Launching August 4th, Football Club Management will give players full reign over a club to deal with everything from signing players to handling the finances.
Players will be given realistic day-to-day experiences in the role of a director of football, a club owner or a chairman. All aspects of real club management have been added to the game, including overseeing finances, striking up sponsorships, recruiting staff and players, and dealing with the press and difficult managers.
XD Entertainment has revealed the launch of Season 2 for their hit team-based shooter T3 Arena. Entitled Lights On, Season 2 brings a new character, multiple new maps and tweaks to some older mechanics.
After launching on May 26th, T3 Arena has already blasted past the one million download mark and peaked at number 1 on the App Store's Top Downloads list, some impressive stats for a new IP in a market where you can’t turn left without bumping elbows with a shooter. XD has carved out a nice little player base for itself and is pumping out regular updates, with the latest being Lights On, Season 2 of T3 Arena.
The House of Da Vinci 3 is out now on iOS, bringing an epic conclusion to the popular puzzle adventure series
The wait is over for fans of The House of Da Vinci - the third instalment of the game brings an epic conclusion to the mystery of Leonardo da Vinci, and it's out now on iOS. In The House of Da Vinci 3, players can look forward to discovering the enigmatic truth about the Ordo Iustitialis, as well as learn more about Giacomo's adventures as they join the millions of players around the world in a time-traveling quest through Renaissance Italy.
With an average rating of 4.9/5, it's no wonder The House of Da Vinci 3 is such a highly anticipated title. The 3D puzzle game will continue the narrative of the last game, but players don't need to have gone through the first two titles in the franchise to fully immerse themselves in the latest instalment.
Canadian developers Northern Forge Studios have announced the follow-up to the popular MMORPG Orna: the GPS RPG, called Hero of Aethric: An Orna RPG. Set in the same universe as its predecessor, Hero of Aetheric will expand the lore of the universe and bring with it a host of interesting new stories.
Set on the continent of Aethric, the story follows the brave adventurers that fight for peace after a catastrophic event has resulted in a vicious power struggle that threatens the stability of the land. Players will be able to explore the world alone or with up to four players and encounter the unique and charismatic citizens from every faction.
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.
NetEase Games and MGM are capitalizing on the success of their mobile game Vikingard by adding more Vikings to their Vikings through a collaboration with the hit TV show Vikings. The event will focus on the first season of the TV show and will grant players the opportunity to experience the story of legendary Viking raider Ragnar Lothbrok.
The collaboration will commence on April 23rd and bring the story of season onewith it as well as some of its main cast to fight alongside. Players will be able to recruit Rollo, Floki, Lagertha and of course Ragnar himself. What could be better than allying with these characters and in true Viking style raiding cities alongside them?