Building up to the highly anticipated Playstation 3 exclusive title The Last Us, Naughty Dog announced the release of a comic book for the game.
Disney Mobile Games and MetroGames are releasing their first collaborative title, Mittens. This mobile physics-based-puzzler allows players the ability to control Mittens, as he tries to win the heart of a cat called Mia.
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On 18th March, Trendy Entertainment announced Dungeon Defenders II. Dungeon Defenders II will be the sequel to the PC, XBLA, and PSN hit, Dungeon Defenders.
Rayman’s recent foray into mobile gaming hits the ground running…
Developer: Pasta Games Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: 2D Platformer Platform Played: IOS (iPhone 5)
Last year Ubisoft rebooted the Rayman franchise with the stellar Rayman Origins. A stunningly beautiful, wonderfully whimsical platformer that could hold it’s own against even some of Nintendo’s best efforts. As is often the case however, when a full console release makes it’s way to IOS and is reduced to employing a simple touch interface, I was concerned that it would retain little of it’s former glory.
Thankfully my doubts were assuaged almost immediately upon playing the game. Developers Ubisoft and Pastagames have focused on recreating the feel of the speed-run bonus levels from Rayman Origins, (which were arguably some of the best stages of the game), and have solved the touch-control issues masterfully. So prepare yourself to run, jump, fly and punch your way through 40 exhilarating levels, collecting hidden coins and Lums like a speed addled, limbless madman!
Ubisoft announced yesterday that Nutty Fluffies Roller Coaster, is now available free for all iOS and Android devices via Google Play and Amazon.com. Published by Ubisoft and developed by RedLynx, they have been known for their extreme detail to physics with their excellent Trials series.
Earlier this year, we reported that Remedy Entertainment, the developer behind the successful psychological thriller, ‘Alan Wake’, was teasing something big for 2013, saying – “Even greater Remedy news to come in 2013…”. Now, more details arise about those particular news.
We are pleased to announce that Final Fantasy IV is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, priced at $15.99.
The critically acclaimed RPG, Final Fantasy IV, set the standard for role-playing games with its diverse cast of characters, deep plot and real-time Active Time Battle (ATB) system. Based on the full 3D remake from 2008, players will now be able to relive this seminal title in the Final Fantasy series and enjoy the best role-playing game experience available on iOS devices.
Four elemental Crystals, each possessing awesome power, lie scattered throughout the realm. However, men are quick to covet things which offer such strength, and they are easily corrupted by the might which they possess…
Seduced by the promised power of the Crystals, the kingdom of Baron begins employing unprovoked force to seize them from peaceful nations. The dark knight Cecil – Lord Captain of Baron’s elite force, the Red Wings – is ordered by his king to obtain the Crystals, but soon begins to question the monarch’s motives. Stricken with grief at his own actions, yet burdened by his loyalty to his country and his personal sense of honor, Cecil at last decides to turn from the path of darkness and destruction.
Enraged, the king accuses him of disloyalty, strips Cecil of his command, and sends him off to slay a mysterious beast that lurks in the nearby Valley of Mist. Cecil embarks on a fateful journey that will bring trials, betrayals, friendship, loss and self-discovery. Can Cecil open his eyes and become the man of honor that he must be?
- Witness the dramatic and thrilling story of this mythical game world brought to life through astounding 3D graphics, gorgeous CG cutscenes and top-notch voice acting
- Create a versatile party using the all-new Augment System – a dynamic system that allows the player to assign special abilities to characters
- Dive into the first RPG to incorporate the innovative Active Time Battle system, now further enhanced and refined for iOS devices.
- Listen to a beautifully remixed score by world-renowned composer Nobuo Uematsu that breathes new life into some of the most beloved FINAL FANTASY themes
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In a press release today, Square Enix announced that THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY is now available on IOS devices.
“In THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY, adorably redesigned heroes from the catalogue of FINAL FANTASY titles set out on an adventure to combat memorable villains with rhythmic taps. THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY features a huge range of musical scores spanning 25 years of the FINAL FANTASY franchise.”
There is also a new game mode only for the IOS version. In Quest Medley, “You’ll take on a range of challenges based on the songs in your collection. Each time you play, you’ll find yourself facing different songs, different levels of difficulties, and different rewards for completion. The iOS version also gives players the ability to craft their own musical creations in the Compose Scores mode, which can then be shared with the world via Twitter.”
According to the release, “THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY is free to download, and comes with 2 musical scores and 13 characters to get you started. You can then choose from over 100 of your favorite FINAL FANTASY songs for $.99 each, and characters for $1.99 each, enabling you to create your own personal THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY experience. Basic song bundles (4 song set) are also available for $2.99.”
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The Walking Dead: Assault is a strategy game on iOS game from Skybound, who also made the board game, which was an unexpected release and adds to The Walking Dead games that have been or will be released. The game itself is based on the graphic novels rather than the television show which is a real strength for the game which I will go into more detail later on in this review. The premise for each level is the same through; clear the area of ‘walkers’ in the quickest time possible. Within some of the levels you will see iconic locations from both the TV show and the graphic novel, like the tank for example. Within each level it is not just killing walkers or other groups of humans, you have to collect supplies that are used as currency in between missions. Controlling your characters is as simple as double tapping where your selected character is to go or holding your finger and all of your characters will move to the same area.
The supplies can be used to improve strengthen your squad through each member having more health or more ammo for example. Or the supplies can be used to unlock a new character who can be selected for the next mission. Each character has their own special ability, which can be used throughout the missions, once reloaded. These add a real tactical element, as they take time before they can be reused again, but it’s knowing when to use each characters ability that makes playing through each level unique. In addition, each character has a two weapons; a gun and a hand weapon like a crowbar or an axe. Along with having limited ammo each time your group fire their guns, it naturally makes a sound, if the sound meter reaches above a certain level then you attract a massive swarm of walkers to your area, making it that bit harder to complete the level. This is a brilliant feature to the game and adds another layer to the tactics of completing each of the missions, with Skybound promising more content in the future. Sound can however, be used to your advantage, like sound the alarm of cars to lure walkers into your ambushes. These levels are a visual treat for the eyes, they are in black and white much like the graphic novels. However, the only colour which flesh out the levels are blood red which show where your skirmishes with ‘walkers’ or a member of your team died. The game is faithful to the comic books so if a member of your team or another group member dies, they will regenerate as a ‘walker’.
On the whole, the game looks great and plays well despite the lack of story, with an iOS game that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It doesn’t hinder this game as the game play and purpose isn’t to progress the story, because the people that will buy this are fans of the show, like myself, or the graphic novels so they know what happens. The purpose of the game is to replay the levels, try and beat your best time, beat your friends best times. Try different combinations of people in your group. Maybe saving up your collected supplies to unlock more characters, or just wanting to pick up and have a quick game on the daily commute. In my opinion this is the perfect style of strategy game on iOS, it’s depth comes in the gameplay and the challenge rather than just retreading a story. It isn’t a perfect game by no means, it is a very good game which I recommend to fans of the show or the graphic novel whole heartedly as it’s true to it’s origins. I would still recommend it to those who are unfamiliar with The Walking Dead canon as it’s a highly enjoyable and challenging strategy game.