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MU Archangel: Beginner’s guide to character classes

Posted by Luke Frater on April 29th, 2021

Upcoming MMORPG MU Archangel is Webzen’s latest spin-off from the hit MU Online franchise, which expands on the legacy of the Archangel weapons (one of the rarest and most powerful weapons in the MU continent).

With its launch in Southeast Asia just around the corner, we’ve decided to revisit the MU continent to help players initiate into the sprawling MMORPG universe that awaits them.

First and foremost, the very first important choice you’ll make in the game is choosing a character class.

Shrouded Citadel: navigate your escape in Pifer’s newly released AR dungeon adventure

Posted by Luke Frater on April 16th, 2021
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Having been cooped up over the past 12 months due to winter and covid, Pifer is encouraging gamers to start enjoying the great outdoors again with its recently launched AR adventure epic, Shrouded Citadel.

Whilst most AR titles, such as Pokemon GO, deliver simple 3D renderings in the real world, Shrouded Citadel offers up something more akin to a full VR experience. The entire game takes place at a 1:1 scale, dropping you into a vast and incredibly immersive 3D dungeon environment that requires a generous amount of open outdoor space to enjoy the best possible experience.

Otter Ocean - Treasure Hunt is an adorable pet collection game that’s just dived onto mobile

Posted by Luke Frater on March 10th, 2021
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Following a successful pre-registration period from last month, Finifugu Games has finally released its extremely cute and relaxing pet collection game, Otter Ocean - Treasure Hunt, for iOS and Android devices.

It offers a serene and passive gameplay experience in which you’re tasked with rescuing adorable otters to look after and train for deep-sea dives. Whenever your otter goes off for a dive, you’ll have a chance of receiving hidden treasure retrieved from their escapades, some of which you can use to decorate your beach surroundings. Every once in a while, they’ll also return with a new otter companion, which will, in-turn, reveal a brand new dive spot to explore.

Crimson Company commences early access and a new Kickstarter for its first mobile version

Posted by Luke Frater on February 23rd, 2021
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Competitive card game Crimson Company is out in early access on iOS and Android, while also launching a brand new Kickstarter campaign to support further development.

The game’s developer continues its aim to change-up the duelling card game genre by providing a mix of parity and intense gameplay, without requiring players to invest time or money to keep up with the latest meta. The iOS and Android apps are now officially in Early Access with no more progress resets to come! But there’s more - a new Kickstarter campaign has just started to fund a brand-new expansion and a cross-platform PC version.

MU ORIGIN 2 adds new equipment, maps, and more in its latest update

Posted by Luke Frater on January 28th, 2021
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Webzen has rolled out another big update for its hit, MMORPG, MU Origin 2. Among the highlights players can look forward to are the addition of new equipment, Elemental monsters, and new ways of obtaining Elemental Stigmas.

First off, one of the most exciting new features is the introduction of Runes - a brand new equipment type that boosts your combat powers by increasing your attack and defence abilities. Runes come in two different types, one for each ability, and are available for players that are level 280 or higher. You can obtain Runes by using the Item Draw system or vanquishing foes encountered in Abyss.

The hotly anticipated Super Tank Blitz rolls towards an iOS and Android launch in July

Posted by Luke Frater on June 15th, 2020

Publisher Smilegate is preparing to launch the sequel to its award-winning tank battler, Super Tank Rumble. Super Tank Blitz, as it's known, will be a sizeable step above its predecessor, delivering plenty of new features that mix up the action and keep the online fights fresh.

It revolves around unlocking, customising, and doing battle with a varied selection of tanks. They all come with unique properties and themes, with some looking like the deadliest igloo or train you've ever seen.

A behind the scenes look at action packed Sci-Fi pinball game, Robot Crusher Battle Ballz

Posted by Luke Frater on March 30th, 2020
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Robot Crusher Battle Ballz is a fast paced, action packed take on classic pinball with a rough and ready Sci-Fi style. It boasts a striking art design, explosive skill based battles, and an extremely satisfying ‘CRUSHING’ feature that lets you pound vanquished robot foes into mechanical pancakes. It makes for a gratifying arcade experience and a very impressive debut for the rather peculiarly named, Big Boy Pants Studios.

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Judging by the name, the small New Zealand based outfit doesn’t take itself too seriously but it definitely took a great deal of care and effort in crafting its very first game, as we shall show…

King's Throne, the hugely ambitious idle RPG receives exciting new features in latest update

Posted by Luke Frater on December 15th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

King's Throne: Game of Lust is a deeply immersive medieval-set idle RPG which sees you playing as an ambitious prince, and sole heir to your father's kingdom. On a seemingly ordinary night whilst wandering the king's castle, you make the shocking discovery that the royal guards have been slain and your father has been fatally wounded by a mysterious assassin.

You waste no time rushing to the aid of your beloved king and swear vengeance upon the plotters who betrayed him. Thus begins your ascension to the throne. What kind of king will you be to your people?

Pre-register for Hello Kitty AR: Kawaii World now

Posted by Luke Frater on November 21st, 2019

Hello Kitty — the cute cat that launched a multi-billion-pound franchise — has been brought to life… sort of. Sanrio has teamed up with the Bublar Group to create a new mobile game that uses AR tech to turn the real world into Hello Kitty’s playground. Hello Kitty AR: Kawaii World will be the character's first official appearance in augmented reality, and is slated for release in summer 2020.

The finer details are top secret, but we can tell you that Hello Kitty AR: Kawaii World will be a multiplayer affair, allowing you to go on AR adventures with friends around the world. There will be treasures to uncover, characters to unlock and endless villages to explore. And it’s all based on state-of-the-art tech that uses Google Maps to build a magical interactive universe out of your surroundings.

Black Desert Mobile gets an official release date

Posted by Luke Frater on November 20th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Pearl Abyss has just announced that its highly-anticipated MMO, Black Desert Mobile, will launch globally for iOS and Android on December 11th.

It's already shaping up to be one of the biggest releases of 2019 having already amassed over 3 million pre-registrations, and it could quite possibly be one of the best MMOs ever launched for mobile.

Shoot 'em up action awaits in BattleSky Brigade: Harpooner, available on Apple Arcade

Posted by Luke Frater on November 8th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

BattleBrew Productions has just introduced another entry into its award winning, barrelpunk inspired, BattleSky Brigade series. Whilst its previous title BattleSky Brigade TapTap provided fans with idle town building gameplay, this time the Singapore based developer has opted to bring some shoot 'em up action to its bunny populated world with BattleSky Brigade: Harpooner.

Now available on Apple Arcade, BattleSky Brigade: Harpooner is a realtime vertical scrolling shooter in which you must shoot down enemies and 'fish' your way through the game's obstacle filled levels.

Brown Dust’s latest update offers players a bounty of new content

Posted by Luke Frater on November 6th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It's a fantasic time to be a Brown Dust player right now. After a busy October which included the addition of two new Mercenaries and a crossover event with the popular manga That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Neowiz (the developer behind the game)has just introduced another massive update - the biggest so far.

The biggest of these changes without doubt is the introduction of the ‘Jump-start Quest’, which replaces ‘Run Seir Run’. The premise is simple: over the course of one week, new missions will unlock daily for you to complete. Clear the missions to reap Brown Dust’s most generous rewards to date.

Lovecraftian shooter Z War 1: The Great War of the Dead targets Kickstarter success

Posted by Luke Frater on September 25th, 2019

Set at the tail end of WWI, ZWar 1: The Great War of the Dead, is an award-winning alt-history shooter like no other. The Great War has ended; the Allies and Central Powers have now united against a common foe. An army of weaponized undead and worse, is sweeping across the former battlegrounds of Europe. And in the fog of the shattered battlefields of lurks something altogether more troubling: Giant, tentacled, Lovecraftian monstrosities, summoned by the games ‘big bad’ – the ‘Black Reverend’.

The game’s Kickstarter campaign has now begun, and so we thought we’d run through what to expect from Ether Games’ promising new title.

Summon beasts and battle evil in epic real time strategy RPG First Summoner

Posted by Luke Frater on July 19th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Imagine a tale of conlict between factions of good and evil, where rogueish heroes summon beasts to aid them in them in warfare and courageously battle dragons over fields of scorched earth and brimstone - that's exactly the essence of epic fantasy adventure that newly released strategy RPG First Summoner aims to deliver into the palm of your hand.

Released today in over 140 countries for iOS and Android, First Summoner comes courtesy of Korean developer SkeinGlobe and publisher LINE Games (of Destiny Child fame). And as you might expect from an RPG that looks as beautiful and well polished as First Summoner appears to be, you'll find plenty of content to enjoy, including an epic campaign mode, a PVP Arena for head-to-head duels, and a roguelike dungeon mode known as Infinite Chaos for endless battles.

Intergalactic puzzler Silly Memory serves up some special in-app purchase offers

Posted by Luke Frater on July 17th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Recently released matching puzzler Silly Memory is helping its fans with their intergalactic journeys this month with some very special offers on in-app purchases. In case you missed it, Silly Memory is the debut title of French based indie developer CDO Apps, and its winning a lot of fans the world over right now thanks to its pleasing blend of innovative mechanics, whimsical art style, and charming storyline.

Unlike many puzzlers on the appstores, Silly Memory comes with a light hearted and humorous narrative centering on the exploits of a cute little green alien called Gorzbul. After intercepting a myriad of cryptic messages from a mysterious blue planet far off in the galaxy, our curious extra terrestrial protagonist decides to set off on a voyage of discovery, attempting to decipher the beguiling messages and find a path to the planet from whence they came. That planet being none other than our very own Earth.