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Steampunk Tower 2, DreamGate's sequel to their original tower defence game, is available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on May 29th, 2020

Steampunk Tower 2 is a DreamGate's follow up to their previous tower defence game. It's available now for both iOS and Android as a free-to-play title and will see players defending their lone base by kitting it out with a variety of turrets.

Set in a world where war has been raging for a long time, Steampunk Tower 2 puts you in the position of commander of the Battle Tower. This giant construct is dropped into various missions thanks to a presumably equally big air carrier.

Pokemon Go Fest 2020 will be a virtual experience this year, taking place on July 25th and 26th

Posted by Stephen Gregson on May 28th, 2020

Niantic has announced that Pokemon Go Fest will still take place this year although understandably it won't be a physical event. Instead, it will become a virtual celebration and is set to be held on 25th and 26th July.

Pokemon Go Fest has proven to be a popular event throughout the world after issues with the original attempt. Since then though the festival has attracted over 600,000 players across the world in places like Chicago, Dortmund and Yokohama.

Masketeers: Idle Has Fallen's latest update introduces the support character Nightingale to the idle RPG

Posted by Stephen Gregson on May 22nd, 2020

Masketeers: Idle Has Fallen is the latest endeavour from Appxplore, the folks behind Crab War, Thor: War of Tapnarok and Light A Way. It's an idle RPG that's currently available for Android in Early Access and will head to iOS at a later date.

The Early Access version of the game has recently been updated with various things being re-balanced. But most interestingly, it has seen the arrival of a brand new character to the game called Nightingale. She will be a support and has the ability to overheal.

Peak's Edge is an intriguing roguelike puzzler that's heading for both iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on May 21st, 2020

Peak's Edge is an upcoming roguelike puzzle game from developer Kenny Sun that's heading for both iOS and Android on June 4th as a free-to-play title. It will see players rolling a pyramid shape through a variety of different levels.

Each side of your pyramid will have a different piece of armour with varying effects that you'll need to make sure are facing certain enemies to defeat them, otherwise, your pyramid will meet an untimely end. That means a lot of the gameplay will see you re-orienting the position of your pyramid to ensure the correct side will hit the enemy.

LifeAfter, NetEase's popular survival game, is set to receive a new map with an erupting volcano later this month

Posted by Stephen Gregson on May 15th, 2020

A new map will be making its way into NetEase's popular survival game LifeAfter. The map is set to arrive on May 28th and will introduce a volcano that's teetering on the verge of eruption, bringing a host of added challenges to the game.

It has lead to extremely high temperatures and elsewhere there are reduced crop yields, unexplained animal deaths and a mysterious fog that's spreading over the landscape. These various anomalies have led many to believe a crisis is just around the corner.

Super Mecha Champions is having its first crossover event with the anime Granbelm

Posted by Stephen Gregson on May 14th, 2020

Super Mecha Champions is having its first crossover event, teaming up with the popular anime Granbelm. The event will last four weeks and see the arrival of a new game mode, mechas, pilots and more.

Granbelm is a relatively new anime, having first released in July last year and follows the story of Mangetsu Kohinata. Despite being quite a young series, it's proven to be fairly popular since it first aired and it has mechs in, which naturally makes it a perfect fit for this game.

Romancing SaGa Re;Universe, Square Enix's upcoming mobile RPG, looks set to release for iOS and Android in June

Posted by Stephen Gregson on May 8th, 2020

Square Enix's upcoming mobile spin-off. Romancing SaGa Re;Universe, now appears to have a release date, as first spotted by TouchArcade. It looks like the RPG will be heading for iOS and Android devices on 23rd June, so just over a month away.

It was initially announced back in February when Square Enix started taking pre-registers on Google Play ahead of a closed beta test that was held in March. It's been a little quiet since then but this App Store listing suggests fans of the series won't have to wait too much longer.

PUBG Mobile's latest update introduces a revamped Miramar map ahead of the new Battle Pass' arrival on May 13th

Posted by Stephen Gregson on May 7th, 2020

PUBG Mobile's latest update introduces a revamped version of the Miramar desert map, following several hints across the game's various social media accounts. There has also been an announcement for the next Battle Pass, Guncraft Finishes and more.

The altered version of Miramar will have new housing areas and roads to explore alongside an oasis and urban ruins. Players will also find a racing track there now, complete with a vehicle called the Golden Mirado, only one of which will spawn on the map. There will also be vending machines which will dispense energy drinks and painkillers.

Sky Septima is a music-driven action game about a bard on a quest to find a star for his beloved

Posted by Stephen Gregson on May 1st, 2020

Sky Septima is a rhythm-action game of sorts that tells a tale about music and love that sees a Bard on a quest to fetch a star for his beloved. It comes from indie developer Manateam and is available now for Android as a premium title.

Retrieving a star isn't going to be an easy feat, so how would a bard make it all the way into outer space to retrieve one? Through magical musical instruments and jumping to the beat, naturally. His journey will take him through three different zones starting with a little town before moving onto a cloud kingdom and then finally space itself.

Super Mecha Champions' latest update introduces a Pilot Bonding system to the game alongside a new mecha

Posted by Stephen Gregson on April 30th, 2020

Super Mecha Champions' latest update introduces the Pilot Bond System, that will grant your character a whole host of new talents. Alongside this new feature, there will also be a Mecha added to the game called Neutron Star.

The new Bond System will allow players to strengthen their bonds with their various pilots in two ways. The first is to simply keep using your preferred characters in battles and this will gradually upgrade their bond level over time.

Puzzle & Dragons is hosting its first collaborative event in the West by featuring characters from the anime Gintama

Posted by Stephen Gregson on April 24th, 2020

Puzzle & Dragons, GungHo Online Entertainment's popular match-three puzzler, has announced that it will be hosting a collaborative event that will feature characters from the anime Gintama. This will also mark the first time Puzzles & Dragons has featured a collaboration in the West.

From April 24th until May 10th players will be able to collect some of the characters from the show. This will include the likes of Gintoki Sakata, Kagura, and Shinpachi Shimura. There will be many more of them available during the event period and they will all range from 5 to 6-Star.

God Punch is an idle defense game about protecting the Earth from invaders that's available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on April 23rd, 2020

God Punch: Idle Defense is, as the name kind of gives away, an idle game where players will set about protecting the Earth from a bunch of invaders that stem from Abyss. It's available now for both iOS and Android as a free-to-play game.

The Abyss used to do battle with Gaia across the universe, with the latter trying to keep order whilst the former enjoy trying to spread chaos. Eventually, the Abyss managed to seal away the Five Elemental powers of Gaia, weakening them significantly. That meant the Earth needed protecting so they sent a little godling called Zero to do so.

LOVE is a minimalistic platformer that's now available for iOS, following an Android release earlier this year

Posted by Stephen Gregson on April 17th, 2020

LOVE is a minimalistic platformer that had previously been released on, PC, Nintendo Switch and Android earlier this year. Now, Fred Wood's game has made its way over to iOS devices.

A cursory glance implies that LOVE is a fairly straightforward platformer with a retro-inspired aesthetic and to an extent that's true. You'll be leaping your way through 16 different levels where you'll have to avoid an array of spikes and time your jumps to perfection to beat the game.

PUBG Mobile's latest update brings Arctic Mode, adding extra survival elements to the popular battle royale

Posted by Stephen Gregson on April 16th, 2020

PUBG Mobile is set to get a new game type called Arctic Mode. This frosty game variant will add some extra survival elements to a game that already has an element of scavenging around desperately for supplies.

On top of the usual hunting for guns, bandages and armour, players will also need to contend with the cold conditions found on Vikendi and maintain their body heat throughout the game. They'll have their own individual meters that will start to drop alongside their temperature and this will eventually lead to them losing health if left untreated.

Marvel Super War starts its second season and introduces Hela and a Guild System to the MOBA

Posted by Stephen Gregson on April 10th, 2020

Despite only being available in nine countries, NetEase's MOBA Marvel Super War has begun its second season. This will introduce a new character to the game alongside a Guild system and a few additional skins that are inspired by Avengers: Endgame.

The latest addition to Super War's roster will be supervillain Hela. She will be an Energy hero and will lay waste to her opponents using her powerful Nightsword whilst summoning an undead soldier to do her bidding using Necromancy. You can check out some gameplay of Hela in action by watching the video below.