Category Archives: iOS

The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War Launches on iOS and Android

The Lord of The Rings: Rise To War from NetEase Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is out today on Android and iOS devices. Players can now start assembling their armies in pursuit of The One Ring in this officially licensed Strategy Game set in the legendary realms of Middle-Earth. The game is available on the AppStore, on Google Play and on the Galaxy Store.

The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War is a Geo-strategic Seasonal Wargame where players must build their armies and strategically expand their territory in pursuit of The One Ring. Throughout their conquest, players will also be able to encounter adventurous heroes who have enchanted readers for decades, including the sword-wielding leader Aragorn, the wise Wizard Gandalf, the stouthearted ring-bearer Frodo and many other iconic characters in their quest to save Middle-earth.

Tomorrow, NetEase Games will release the final video in their Three-Part-Interview-Series Devs in the Tavern. Senior Game Designer Nicolas Perrin takes a deep-dive into the fundamental gameplay mechanics, explains the ways in which players are able to cooperate with one another and talks about the different factions and recruiting units in The Lord of The Rings: Rise to War.

For more information, follow the developers on Facebook, subscribe to the official YouTube Channel and join the Discord Server. The latest information about NetEase Games can always be found on the publisher’s official Facebook page.

It’s Aliens vs Germans in Plan B from Outer Space: A Bavarian Odyssey

Publisher Assemble Entertainment and developer RobotPumpkin Games are pleased today to announce Plan B from Outer Space: A Bavarian Odyssey, a sci-fi adventure that pits intergalactic castaways against South-German hospitality — headed to Windows PC via Steam, iOS, and Android this autumn. The title follows a similar format to Robot Pumpkin’s debut title, The Innsmouth Case, presented as an interactive novel where the player’s choices affect the outcome of the game — which means 19 different possible endings to explore! The title will also be featured at this year’s Gamescom 2021, where press and influencers will be invited to an exclusive first-look presentation. So pour a tall mug of Hefeweizen, throw some Weisswurst on the grill, and polish that accent to ensure the locals don’t catch on that you aren’t from the neighborhood…

Plan B from Outer Space: A Bavarian Odyssey is a charming, comedic sci-fi adventure that lovingly pokes fun at Bavarian culture in a way that only Robot Pumpkin Games can,” said Stefan Marcinek, CEO of Assemble Entertainment. “It’s got cute aliens, pretzels, and plenty of (virtual) beer… what more could you ask for?”

“As an indie studio, it was an unbelievable accomplishment to launch our debut The Innsmouth Case to all modern platforms. Now, we are thrilled to unveil our next game, Plan B from Outer Space: A Bavarian Odyssey,” said Caroline Podeswa, CEO of RobotPumpkin Games.

“We adore funny and bizarre stories; thus we can’t wait to show our next adventure to the community this fall.”

While taking a cruise through our solar system, a delightfully adorable extraterrestrial is struck by space debris and comes crashing down in the south of Germany. Unfortunately for them, the locals aren’t exactly up to speed on the reality of life outside of Earth, so these shapeshifting castaways must use their special abilities to blend in with these “Barbvarians” and figure out how to get off the planet, which smells strongly of hops and salted bread. Plan B from Outer Space: A Bavarian Odyssey is an engaging, heartfelt adventure that flips the script on classic “Alien Invader” tropes!

Key Features of Plan B from Outer Space: A Bavarian Odyssey Include: 

  • “Basic” Bavarians Meet “Extra” Terrestrials: Design your very own cute, cuddly, and conniving space creature with unique features and a touching backstory
  • Make the Right (or Funniest) Decision: With 19 possible endings, every choice matters, which means plenty of trial and error with comedic results
  • Big Brain Blobs: Use those alien wits to solve fun, challenging mini-games and discover handy (or tentacle-y) items to help you escape the savage backwater of Southern Germany
  • Handmade German Craftsmanship: Dozens of beautifully illustrated backgrounds and animated characters breathe life and personality into this sci-fi comedy experience

Developed by Robot Pumpkin Games and published by Assemble Entertainment, Plan B from Outer Space: A Bavarian Odyssey will launch on Steam, iOS, and Android this autumn.

Stay up-to-date with Plan B from Outer Space: A Bavarian Odyssey by following Robot Pumpkin Games on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Devolver Digital’s My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge Opens Fire this August

Terminally relaxed developer Deadtoast and their imaginary friends Devolver Digital today announce My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge, a brand new, mobile adventure of blood, bullets and bananas coming to Android and iOS devices on August 5th. Brutal bananas can pre-register for the free-to-slay carnage at revenge.myfriendpedro.com.

They kidnapped his wife and kids and left him for dead. But it’s going to take more than that to split this banana’s family. Help your friend Pedro serve some ice cold revenge, with a sprinkle of bullets on top!

Flip and fire your way through dozens of action packed levels on foot, on a motorcycle, and even on a skateboard. Plan your high caliber choreography for the best scores and, if your skin is tough enough, test your skills in Blood Rush mode.

This banana is Ripe for Revenge. Are you?

NEW DON’T STARVE: NEWHOME STORY TRAILER

Don’t Starve: Newhome, the newest mobile installment of Klei’s hit gaming series, has released a new animated story trailer.

The new mobile game, developed by Shengqu Games, will expand on the core survival, exploration and crafting gameplay that Don’t Starve is known for while introducing social and multiplayer elements that expand gameplay in exciting new ways.The game will also feature a new story mode, ongoing live support and much more.

Don’t Starve: Newhome is being designed with all-new features for the mobile gaming audience including co-operative multiplayer modes, faster play sessions and personalized progression systems while still retaining the unique art style, challenging survival and exploration gameplay, and the extensive crafting mechanics the series is known for. Players will be able to build persistent homes, discover new creatures, builds and crafting options and team up with friends online to delve deeper into the world of Don’t Starve: Newhome.

To learn more about Don’t Starve: Newhome, please visit the official website.  Join the official community on Facebook, Twitter, Discord and Instagram.

The Walking Dead: Survivors Release Date Revealed!

Game publisher Elex has today announced the official release date for The Walking Dead: Survivors. The upcoming mobile strategy game based on the famous Walking Dead comics from Skybound is set to feature 80+ iconic comic characters from the series as well as all new Survivors. Fan favorite characters such as Rick, Herschel and Glenn will be available to play with upon the game’s launch on April 12th 2021 for iOS and Android.

With more than 1.5 million pre-registrations, The Walking Dead: Survivors is a highly-anticipated multiplayer survival that tasks players with using Survivors to build their town to fend off other players and hordes of walkers.

Fan-favorite Survivors from the Skybound/Image comics will be playable at launch, each with their own unique roles. Survivors are grouped into two categories as Combat or Development. Players can use these characters to fortify their town against other players and hordes of walkers or explore beyond the barrier and engage in combat against enemies.

 Some examples of Survivors are below:

  • Rick – A Combat Survivor focused on fighting off walkers. He wields a rifle, an axe and his skills increase damage.
  • Glen – A Combat Survivor focused on defense. He wields a pistol and his skill increases defense.
  • Beta – A Combat Survivor focused on offense. He wields two swords and his skills trigger extra damage done and increased attack.
  • Maggie – A Development Survivor who focuses on production. She wields a pistol and her skills increase production rate and speeds.
  • Hershel – A Development Survivor who is a medic. He wields a rifle and he increases Healing Speed and hospital capacity while reducing healing cost.

Players will be tasked with building their best town and armies through assigning tasks, building strategic battle plans, building and expanding their bases by exploring new territories. Players must think carefully about the strategy such as what buildings they construct, how they fortify their fences from hordes of walkers and players, which characters they promote in battle, and how they progress their character abilities.

A list of key features include:

  • Survival in TWD Universe – Encounter iconic IP characters like Rick, Michonne, and Glenn. Live through classic moments and visit fan-favorite locations within the world. Build up your camp, recruit your team, and grow your reputation as a leader.
  • Community Management – Tasks are vital to maintaining your camp and crucial for survival. Gather supplies, farm, train, explore, fight enemies, recruit new heroes, and tend to your group’s medical needs. Each survivor has unique attributes and skills specific to certain tasks. As a camp leader, it’s your job to assign the right survivors to the proper tasks.
  • Horde of Walkers – Your camp is in constant threats of walker hordes, so you’ll have to build up your defenses accordingly. Strengthen your walls, place obstacles, set up the survivors’ formation, and trigger the survivors’ skills strategically to protect your settlement from the walker horde and the outlaw survivors!
  • Clans – Walkers were just the initial threat, but Negan and his gang of Saviors are the real threat! Team up with other players to form Clans. Build various clan buildings across the region to gain more territories and strengthen your forces to defeat Negan!
  • Exploration – Exploring the area around your settlement is the key to unlocking new locations, characters, items, resources, and even learning more about the world. Where to explore? Who to send? What to do once you get there? These are choices that you will have to make as the leader.

The Walking Dead: Survivors is available for pre-registration on iOS in the US and UK as well as Android in the US. It will launch on April 12th, 2021.

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! Set To Launch Worldwide On Mobile March 25th

King, a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, today confirmed that the eagerly anticipated Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!™ is set to release globally onto mobile on March 25, 2021.

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! is a brand-new mobile adventure that will transform the runner genre with unforgettable Crash gameplay and social features that add depth and progression to the game. Drawing on inspiration from the best of the Crash Bandicoot™ franchise which is celebrating its 25 year anniversary, gamers will experience classic characters, bosses, enemies and lands all wrapped up in a new mobile game that they can play on the go.

In Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, the dastardly Dr. Neo Cortex has returned to take control of the multiverse, with the help of his maniacal mutagen henchmen. Only Crash and his sister Coco can save the day and put a stop to their plans. Fans will immediately recognize regions from previous Crash Bandicoot games, such as Temple Ruins, Turtle Woods, Bear It and more.

Players can sign up early for Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! on Android and iOS to receive an exclusive mobile Blue Hyena Skin on launch day – a fun and exotic skin which fans may remember from the Crash franchise. For more information, visit www.CrashOnTheRun.com.

Just Cause: Mobile Announced at The Game Awards 2020

In case you missed it, Square Enix announced Just Cause®: Mobile, a free to play action-shooter set in the explosive Just Cause universe and exclusively designed for mobile, with a world premiere trailer last night at The Game Awards.

SQUARE ENIX® today announced – Just Cause®: Mobile, a free to play action-shooter set in the explosive Just Cause universe, designed exclusively for mobile platforms, created as a SQUARE ENIX globally cooperated development project across Europe, America and Japan. Just Cause: Mobile will release on Android and iOS in 2021.

Expanding the series’ universe, Just Cause: Mobile delivers the explosive action of the Just Cause franchise to your fingertips in action-packed single player and multiplayer experiences, offering an on-the-go grappling, gliding, and shooting experience, all presented through exhilarating top-down gameplay.

Team up with friends online and complete competitive multiplayer and co-operative missions to get gear and upgrades to help tackle your foes during solo-play. Create and customise your own character before experiencing a brand-new single player story campaign, where you will rise through the ranks, form alliances with series’ favorite Just Cause characters, and take on intense missions against the enemy organisation Darkwater.

Just Cause: Mobile will launch with four distinct game modes:

STORY CAMPAIGN

Experience an all new action-packed story set in the Just Cause universe. As a member of the Agency’s secret program, Firebrand, explore large open-world locations and take on Darkwater forces and form alliances with well-known characters from past Just Cause iterations.

TRIPLE THREAT 30-PERSON COMPETITIVE MULTIPLAYER

Compete online in fast-paced Just Cause multiplayer! Three teams of 10 players fight to secure bases and score points as they battle across a sprawling map while wielding an explosive arsenal of weaponry & vehicles. Players can also form clans with teammates to earn big rewards.

CO-OP MISSIONS

Team up in a 4-player squad to complete challenging missions where players will take on waves of enemies. Select the perfect loadout and blast your way through tough enemies like heavy tanks and armoured mechs!

CHALLENGE MODE

Looking for an extra challenge to test your skills? Challenge Mode will task you with hitting high scores across three distinct challenges ranging from causing destruction to getting the best lap time. Earn extra rewards for your agent by completing the Destruction, Wingsuit and Race challenges.

Just Cause: Mobile will be available for free on Android and iOS in 2021.

Visit the JUST CAUSE official website: https://justcausemobile.com/

The Pathless Launches Tomorrow for PS5, PS4, PC, and Apple Arcade

The Pathless, a mythic adventure game developed by Giant Squid and published by Annapurna Interactive, will be available tomorrow digitally as a PlayStation 5 launch title, as well as PlayStation 4 and PC via the Epic Games Store for $39.99. The game will also be available for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV via Apple Arcade, Apple’s $4.99/month game subscription service that includes a one-month free trial*. Fans can also look forward to its European PlayStation 5 release on November 19. The launch trailer for The Pathless can be viewed here.

Developed by the award-winning team behind ABZÛ, The Pathless sees players take on the role of the Hunter, a master of archery who travels to a mystical island to dispel a curse of darkness that grips the world. The Hunter must forge a connection with an eagle companion to hunt corrupted spirits, being careful to not become the hunted. Players will explore misty forests full of secrets, solve puzzles in ancient ruins and be tested in epic battles. The bond with your eagle and the fate of the world hang in the balance.

“The Pathless is an open world game that features unique archery and traversal mechanics,” said Matt Nava, creative director at Giant Squid. “The Hunter and Eagle’s swift, fluid movements carry them seamlessly through the vast, forested landscape as players set out to banish an ancient curse of darkness. We can’t wait for players to immerse themselves in the mythology of this mysterious world we have made and unravel its secrets.”

In addition, Annapurna Interactive and Giant Squid are releasing two physical editions of The Pathless for PlayStation 5 on December 8. The Day One Edition is available for pre-order at retailers around the world via distribution from Skybound Games and the iam8bit Exclusive Edition is available for pre-order at iam8bit.com. In early 2021, Annapurna Interactive, Giant Squid, and iam8bit will also release a vinyl soundtrack for The Pathless, with music by Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory, also available for pre-order at iam8bit.com.

*For the full list of supported Apple devices, check The Pathless product page within Apple Arcade on the App Store.

For a deeper look at the game, check out this walkthrough video featuring commentary from the game’s director Matt Nava.

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! Spins onto Mobile Spring 2021

King, a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, today announced that Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!™ is set to launch on mobile in Spring 2021. In this new mobile game, fans can look forward to classic Crash gameplay as well as a variety of exciting features such as crafting and base-building to enjoy on the go. In addition to Android, pre-registration for this free-to-play game is now open for gamers on iOS.

Transforming the runner genre with elements that add depth and progression to the game, Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! brings the best of the Crash Bandicoot™ franchise from the last 20 years with fan-favorite characters and bosses including Fake Crash who has appeared as an unlockable playable character and boss through the history of the franchise. Fake Crash is rather clueless and dim, yet as capable as Crash when it comes to his physical abilities and skills. He’s a mysterious character who tends to show up unexpectedly and usually without much explanation. He’s been known to try and upstage Crash, and has even tried to prove that he himself is the real Crash.

In Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! fans can also look forward to playing one of the most infamous levels from the original Crash Bandicoot™ game and N. Sane Trilogy™The Lab is where Crash gets to defeat his ultimate opponent, Dr. Neo Cortex. Players will have to avoid energy blasts and mutated blobs while smashing crates and collecting wumpa fruit. Hidden paths lead players to exclusive challenge runs that are full of additional dangers, small enemies and minions like mini-blobs, ant drones and giant oxide spiders.

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! is available for pre-registration on Android and now on iOS. Any player that pre-registers will receive an exclusive mobile Blue Hyena Skin on launch day – a fun and exotic skin which fans may remember from Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled. For more information, visit www.CrashOnTheRun.com.