Author Archives: Clement Renaudin

'Botanicula' for the iPad is Coming on May 1st

We’ve talked about Botanicula’s port to the iPad last week but we didn’t have a concrete release date, we just knew that it was coming "in May." Well today you can update your calendar and make room on your iPad for Botanicula, as developer Amanita Design have announced on Twitter that the game is going to be released on May 1st. To celebrate, Amanita has unleashed a new trailer showcasing the iOS version...

Namco Bandai Announce 'SoulCalibur: Unbreakable Soul' for Mobile

Namco Bandai has announced today a new entry in the SoulCalibur franchise that is coming to consoles as well as… Mobile! There’s little to no information on this title called SoulCalibur: Unbreakable Soul apart from a really confusing trailer which shows the game's "Adventure" mode running on a PlayStation 3:..

Square Enix Release a New Trailer for Free to Play 'Final Fantasy Agito'

Final Fantasy Agito, Square Enix’s latest iOS title just got a new trailer ahead of its Japanese release in May. Directed by Hajime Tabata, Agito is a 3D RPG featuring real-time combat and stunning CGI cinematics. Set in the same universe as Final Fantasy Type-0, Agito has a new storyline broken down in chapters that are played out in real time and that change based on the decisions you’ll make. At the end, a new “cycle” will begin and you’ll have more choices to select from. Thus, the game should always be evolving. It sounds insanely weird and we’ll have to wait and see how the free to play elements impact the gameplay. It should be noted that Agito doesn’t have a solid release date here in the west and we’re not even sure it’s going to be released elsewhere...

Mobage has been experimenting in shooters for quite a while now. It started with The Drowning [Free] where they tried to mix a brand new control scheme with bite-sized gameplay that was meant to encompass the casual nature of our devices. Then came Lawless [Free], a take on Time Crisis that was quite well done and fun. Their last attempt at defining mobile shooters is called Isolani [Free] and after a soft-launch in a few select countries it is now available worldwide for free. ..

'Machinarium' Creators Amanita Design Plan to Release 'Botanicula' on iPad This May

Amanita Design make some really awe inspiring games. The art they used in game like Samarost or Machinarium [$4.99] is so beautiful it's hard to not stop and admire each screen of both games. The last title they released was Botanicula a fantastic point and click game that followed some strange critters. The plot is quite simple: A giant spider is corrupting the world and it’s up to you to save the day. But of course, everything’s wonderfully weird in this world and you’ll have your mind filled with lots of beautiful scenery and mysterious creatures before your time with the game is over. If you’re still curious about the game, here’s a trailer from the PC version:..

Frozen Synapse [$9.99 (HD)] just got a huge update. This brilliant strategy game was already filled with content but if you want more you can buy the Red expansion pack which adds an entire single player campaign, a new multiplayer mode called Upload, a new unit with a riot shield and you can even play against the AI with a friend in the brand new co-op missions. You can now also play the game in Red instead of blue hence the name of the expansion back. See it in action with this trailer from the PC version:..

New Trailer Released for 'Castaway Paradise,' an 'Animal Crossing'-alike for iOS

It’s no secret that Nintendo's Animal Crossing has been highly successful in its handled form, and the 3DS version was even out of stock for quite some time in Japan. It's curious then that we haven't yet seen a game quite like that on iOS. Stolen Couch Games thought that was strange too and they decided to create their own take on it. Castaway Paradise is everything you’d expect from a game of that genre. It features houses you can customize, a village to rebuild and plenty of activities like fishing, farming and bug-hunting. It’s also running real-time which means that special events will happen on certain days or at night. Today, Stolen Couch Games has released a new trailer showcasing the customization aspect. Take a look:..

Freebie Alert: 'Horn' Now Free for the First Time Ever

Phosphor Games' action adventure game Horn [$1.99] is now free for the first time ever. Launched way back in 2012, Horn was a fantastic Infinity Blade-like experience that offered some impressive visuals as well as an interesting world to explore. There was even a soundtrack composed by Austin Wintory, the composer of Journey. ..

Play Nintendo DS Games On Your iOS Device Without Jailbreaking Using 'NDS4iOS'

You might remember GBA4iOS a GBA emulator that was released for non-jailbreakers a couple of month ago. Well today you can add another emulator to your list with the arrival of a new version of NDS4iOS you can now play the Nintendo DS without jailbreaking. ..

PAX East: Harmonix Announces 'Record Run', a Runner that Utilizes Your Library of Music

Harmonix, the creators of Rock Band and Dance Central, first appeared on the iOS scene with the weird video app VidRhythm [$2.99] and while we thought it was great in our review it wasn’t really a game per se. Today, during Pax East, the announced a new mobile game called Record Run. It’s an endless runner that uses your library of songs. As you’ve probably guessed by now you’ll jump, run and slide to get as far as you can, collecting vinyl records along the way...

'Age of Empires: World Domination' Announced for iOS, Coming this Summer

It was back in the middle of 2013 that we first heard about Microsoft’s plan to bring the Age of Empires Franchise to iOS. We originally thought it would be a port of the free to play Age of Empires Online but instead they’re creating an entirely new game in the series. Called Age of Empires: World Domination and developed by KLabs Games, it features known world leaders and historical characters. It’s unclear whether this is a true RTS or a Clash of Clans-like strategy game. Make up your own opinion with this trailer that showcases a few seconds of gameplay:..

For better or for worse, Hitman Go left everyone surprised when it was announced in February that the next Hitman game was going to be a mobile title. We knew there were plans to bring the Hitman universe to our pockets but we never expected a totally new puzzle game...

The third episode of The Wolf Among Us [Free] is now available for download inside of the game. If you’ve been playing the other episodes I’m sure you are as eager as I am to continue your story of… Well, we can't even hint at what's happening without spoilers, actually. ..

With the magic of iOS 7, game updates happening in the background is a great way to miss cool new features, content, functionality, and more. Here's some recent updates you might've missed to popular games we've covered in the past:..

It turns out that Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile [Free] is the surprise release of this week. Out of the blue, the game has appeared on the App Store this morning and you can now download it now for $2.99. Announced last month, it became a controversial title when the trailer showcased a lot of free-to-play elements like dual currencies, timers, and other things that strongly indicate freemium gameplay. It also seemed filled with social elements...

Disney Infinity [Free (HD)] may not have encountered the success that Skylanders [$6.99] did but it isn’t stopping them from pumping out more content. They’re teasing a 2.0 version in a video released today, hinting at new characters from Marvel including Captain America in Disney’s sandbox. ..

Mojang's Card Battler 'Scrolls' is Coming to iPad

Look out Hearthstone, it seems Notch is about to ruin your party. Today Mojang announced that Scrolls, their card battler, is coming to the iPad and other tablets. The port will be handled by Ludosity who made the excellent Card City Nights [$0.99]. Scrolls made the news originally when Bethesda tried to sue Mojang because their title was also found in their series “The Elder Scrolls”. It eventually settled but people’s interest didn’t fade. Scrolls has been in Beta for quite a while now so it should eventually be open to more players...

Tiny Thief [Free], the first game under the Rovio stars program that stole our hearts just got a whole new chapter in its latest update. You’ll have to pay $1.99 to unlock it though but I’m sure it will be worth it. A new evil rises as a witch has kidnapped the King. You’ll need to save him in 5 new levels that are filled with magic and sorcery...

'Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff' Hits the App Store on April 10th

The Simpsons: Tapped Out [Free] is pretty big in the App Store, to say the least. It’s been sitting there, on the top grossing charts essentially since release, so of course FOX wants to duplicate that success with other hot IP of theirs. We’ve covered in the past the fact that Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff is coming to the App Store. But today, FOX has announced that the game will be available next week, on April 10th. Fans of the show are in for a treat I’m sure as this will come with new animations and an entirely new storyline by some of the same talented writers behind the show. Get Giggity giggity giggity people...

'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' for iPad Soft-Launches in New Zealand, Australia and Canada

You may want to kiss your social life goodbye as Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Blizzard’s highly successful trading card game, has been soft-launched for the iPad in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Based on Warcraft’s lore, it may look like a re-skin of Magic the Gathering but beneath the surface is a different beast. Sure you’ll open packs, assemble the best deck you can build and beat your opponents with it, but it does away with terrains. Thus, it’s a simpler and more approachable game that is also incredibly fun. Millions of players have already spent countless hours on the recently released desktop version, and the game’s look and feel is a natural fit for iOS. We loved the iPad version when we previewed it late last year. You’ll be able to play it for free and you’ll also have the option to connect to your account thus getting the cards and progression synchronized with the PC/Mac version...