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Wild Rift will have a global esports tournament in late 2021, Riot has announced

Posted by Stephen Gregson on May 7th, 2021

Riot Games has announced that there will be a global esports tournament for their popular mobile MOBA, League of Legends: Wild Rift, later this year. This will see regional teams across the globe competing to earn a place in a tourney in late 2021.

At a regional level, Wild Rift already has an active esports scene. Most notably, in Southeast Asia, the SEA Icon Series: Preseason has recently concluded. It was a five-week-long event in Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, with 54 professional teams participating.

AFK Arena's latest collaboration with Ubisoft introduces the Prince of Persia to the popular idle RPG

Posted by Stephen Gregson on April 30th, 2021

Lilith Games and Ubisoft have announced another collaboration today that will see the Prince of Persia added to the popular idle RPG, AFK Arena. He is available in the game from today, and players can add him to their collection until the end of June alongside trying the character for free before opting to buy him.

The Prince of Persia will come equipped with his scimitar alongside several other abilities for vanquishing his foes. This includes the ability The Sands of Time, which allows him to deal large amounts of damage to nearby enemies.

Pokemon Go Fest 2021 will take place on July 17th and 18th

Posted by Stephen Gregson on April 29th, 2021

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has announced that the annual Pokemon Go Fest will once again return this summer. Pokemon Go Fest 2021 is set to take place from July 17th to 18th, and like last year, it will be a global event rather than being confined to one location.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Niantic had to switch up its approach to Pokemon Go Fest 2020. The format saw Trainers across the globe working together to complete various challenges including battling as Team Go Rocket. There were a plethora of rewards on offer that culminated in players being able to catch the Mythical Pokemon Victini.

Touhou LostWord is heading for a global launch for iOS and Android following success in Japan

Posted by Stephen Gregson on April 23rd, 2021

Good Smile Company has announced that their RPG Touhou LostWord will be heading for iOS and Android devices on May 31st, with pre-registration available now. The game has previously released in Japan, where it has currently been downloaded 2 million times, and the global version has already hit 250,000 pre-registers.

The game takes place in Gensokyo where words have suddenly started disappearing with no apparent cause. It will be up to you to unravel the truth behind this particular mystery whilst following the adventures of main characters Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame.

Pokemon Masters EX's latest update introduces two Sync Pairs, Elio & Popplio and Selene & Rowlet

Posted by Stephen Gregson on April 16th, 2021

Two new Sync Pairs have made their way into Pokemon Masters today. Both pairs hail from the Alola region, Elio & Popplio and Selene & Rowlet. Their arrival coincides with an event called Trials on the Isle.

Elio & Popplio are a Water-type support Sync Pair with access to the move Sing, which can put opponents to sleep. Additionally, when this move works successfully, Popplio will restore HP. The Sea Lion Pokemon can also use the move Sparkling Aria, which will damage all opponents if Popplio evolved into Primarina.

Moonlight Sculptor is an upcoming MMORPG from the creators of ArcheAge that's heading for iOS and Android in May

Posted by Stephen Gregson on April 15th, 2021

Kakao Games and XL Games – who you might be familiar with from their previous game ArcheAge – have announced that their MMORPG Moonlight Sculptor is now available to pre-order for iOS and Android devices. Moonlight Sculptor has previously launched in South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau but will be available in an additional 157 countries in May.

The game takes place in a virtual realm called Royal Road. Here, players will be able to choose from five different classes. They include the Alchemist, Archer, Mage, Paladin and Warrior. However, they can become a Sculptor later in the game if they choose to play without a class. Regardless of which path they take, each has its own customisable stats and skills.

Sky: Children of the Light's Season of Assembly is now available, introducing new expressions and cosmetics

Posted by Stephen Gregson on April 5th, 2021

Today, thatgamecompany has announced that a new season is now available in their popular game Sky: Children of the Light. It is called the Season of Assembly and will look to instil a feeling of nostalgia among its player-base by focusing on imaginative play.

It will take place in the Hidden Forest realm and sees players pledging their allegiance as a Scout after meeting the Scout Season Guide. They are looking to rebuild an abandoned treehouse as well as reigniting lost kinships from their past. It will be up to players to help them achieve this.

AFK Arena will celebrate its two-year anniversary with two new characters and a host of in-game rewards

Posted by Stephen Gregson on April 1st, 2021

Lilith Games has announced that they will be celebrating the two-year anniversary of their popular idle RPG AFK Arena from today. They will be introducing two new heroes alongside a bunch of in-game gifts, new skins and various other bonuses.

The first of these new characters is called Lightbearer Peggy. She is a princess who wades into battle with a defensive bonus thanks to her Royal Guards. In addition to that, she'll also be able to unload a volley of damage onto her enemies by commanding her Royal Marksmen.

Heroes of Twilight is an upcoming turn-based RPG with 1v1 PvP duels, heading for iOS and Android this summer

Posted by Stephen Gregson on March 26th, 2021

Heroes of Twilight is an upcoming multiplayer turn-based tactics game that will also throw in real-time elements as well. It's being created by gamingo and BKOM Studios and is set to launch for both iOS and Android devices this summer.

There will be a host of unique heroes to choose from, all of which hail from the Zikverländ universe. Each of these characters will be able to use card-based spells to dispatch their opponents. The game will also feature a day and night cycle in each Arena match that will cause the heroes to change their appearance.

Play Together is an upcoming casual social game that's heading for iOS and Android later this year

Posted by Stephen Gregson on March 25th, 2021

Today, Haegin has announced a new casual social game that will be heading for iOS and Android later this year. It's called Play Together and you can pre-register your interest now over on Google Play or, depending on your region, even jump in and play today.

Play Together takes place in a sandbox open-world and is intended to be enjoyed by people of all ages. When you first arrive on Kaia Island, you'll find yourself in the Plaza. From here, you'll be able to discover a bunch of different mini-games and activities.

Townscaper is an upcoming city-builder that's heading for iOS and Android later this year

Posted by Stephen Gregson on March 19th, 2021

Today, developer Oskar Stalberg and publisher Raw Fury have announced that the city-builder Townscaper will be heading for iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch later this year. The game is currently in Early Access over on Steam.

Stalberg describes Townscaper as an experimental effort and more of a toy than a game in many ways. It will allow you to create cute little island towns block by block by adding hamlets, cathedrals and canal networks. If you're feeling a tad more ambitious you could even create sky cities on stilts.

V4's latest update introduces the Maestro class to the MMORPG

Posted by Stephen Gregson on March 18th, 2021

V4, Nexon's newest MMORPG has been updated today with its third class since launch. Alongside that, players can expect to find new gear and a bunch of events with a plethora of rewards on offer.

The Maestro makes use of an enchanted sword and pistol to deal damage. The Rapier will be their main weapon whilst the Magishot is a sub weapon. In addition to dual-wielding, the Maestro can switch between Indignant and Composed stances to choose between brute strength or more precise attacks.

Giant Dancing Plushies is a rhythm action game about huge cuddly toys taking over the world, available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on March 12th, 2021

Giant Dancing Plushies is an absurdly wonderful looking rhythm action game from developer Dabadu Games and publisher Rogue Games. It sees players crushing villains with oversized cuddly toys whilst tapping along to the beat of the music.

The game aims to revel in the simple pleasures of dancing by helping your fluffy Kaiju's conquer the planet by busting a few moves to eviscerate their foes. The deeper you progress in the game the more of these giant plushies you'll unlock alongside being to able upgrade them with various abilities.

Arcane Golf is a fantasy-themed mini-golf game that's available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on March 11th, 2021

Arcane Golf is, unsurprisingly, a new golf game from developer Clickteam LLC. Plus, as the name also suggests, there's magic involved with the game taking place in a retro-styled fantasy world. We can likely expect something a little different from the usual 2D mini-golfing game then.

Arcane Golf is made up of 200 different levels that take place across four courses that draw inspiration for their looks from classic adventure games. This also has an impact on the mechanics too, with enchanted gems that can teleport the ball somewhere new or hungry slimes that will gobble it up whole, allowing you to choose a new direction to travel in.

Frogger in Toy Town's latest update introduces an Endurance Mode alongside daily and weekly bonuses

Posted by Stephen Gregson on March 5th, 2021

Konami Digital Entertainment has announced today that their Apple Arcade title Frogger in Toy Town has been updated to introduce a new ranked Endurance Mode. This new game variant's arrival is also accompanied by a few other changes.

As the name implies, Endurance Mode will test how long you can stay alive as you weave your way through endless stages. The aim will be to see how high you can reach on the leaderboards, with the ultimate goal being to claim that top spot. There are three courses this mode can be played on which are Toy Town Course, Midnight Course and Party Course.