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Crypt of the NecroDancer Pocket Edition [$1.99] just got a massive free update. You are now able to use official skins for Shiren from Shiren the Wanderer, various characters from Danganronpa and even listen to and play with some custom Danganronpa remixes. These can be adjusted from the pause menu under Change Skin and Change Soundtrack. The update is now live for iOS and the game is currently 60% off on iOS at just $1.99 as well...

Episode 2: Crash has finally released for Ticket to Earth [$4.99] through a free update. Initially announced for an August 24 release last week, owners of Ticket to Earth can update away and get right into the fray with Episode 2: Crash. Without getting into any spoilers, the wait for episode 2 has been difficult to wait for thanks to the cliffhanger ending of episode 1. This narrative driven RPG with nice puzzles is well worth playing. It is a four part series and two episodes are now available. Watch the trailer for Episode 2 below:..




'Naruto X Boruto Ninja Voltage' Announced by Bandai Namco Entertainment for Mobile

After bringing Tekken to mobile a few days ago, Bandai Namco has just announced another title that will be releasing worldwide on both iOS and Android devices. Naruto x Boruto Ninja Voltage is an action RPG taking place in the world of Naruto and Boruto. They claim that it is a new generation of gaming on mobile and will deliver breathtaking visuals. Gameplay involves building forts and sneaking into opponents forts with characters like Naruto and Boruto. Watch the trailer below:..

'Batman: The Enemy Within' from Telltale Games Releases on September 26 for iOS

Telltale Games finally announced the release date for Batman: The Enemy Within for both iOS and Android devices at Gamescom. Episode one has already been available on consoles and PC but we had been told to wait for a later date on the App Store front. Today they have revealed that both episode one and two will be releasing at the same time on iOS and Android. The Enemy Within is season 2 in Batman's Telltale adventures and it will have 5 episodes in total. Watch the trailer for it below:..

Out of nowhere this morning, TAITO have just released their classic puzzle game Bust-A-Move Journey [$4.99] on the App Store as a paid release with in app purchases. Known as Puzzle Bobble Journey outside of North America - with an entirely different App Store link for those in regions outside of the States, Bust-A-Move Journey has more than 270 stages, with different achievements for each level. For those unfamiliar with the series, the aim of Bust-A-Move Journey is to pop bubbles with a match-3 like system. If you're curious about how this version looks, there's a trailer that you can watch below...

DotEmu has made quite the name for themselves over the last few years on iOS. They've given us some fantastic retro ports like Neo Turf Masters [$2.99] and even some newer PC games like Titan Quest [$7.99]. The 32-bit Appocalypse is nearing and while many developers have started updating their titles or even announcing plans for not updating, we finally have some clarity from DotEmu. My favourite releases from them are the Ys Chronicles 1 [$4.99], its sequel Ys Chronicles 2 [$4.99], and Another World - 20th Anniversary [$3.99]. Another World has not been updated yet, and neither has Karateka Classic [$0.99], but we now know that they will update their complete catalogue for iOS 11...

'Tekken Mobile' Soft Launches in Canada, Global Pre-Registrations Now Live

It looks like Bandai Namco is giving Tekken on mobile another shot with a brand new game that has just soft launched. Tekken Mobile [] is a brand new Tekken game built from the ground up for iOS and Android. It has been developed by Bandai Namco Studios Vancouver. There's a is free to play and uses a Waza Card system and tapping for combos and special attacks. Each character has special moves that are unlockable and of course there's a story mode. Tekken is known for having a good story mode in addition to being a competent fighter. As expected, there are multiple in game currencies like Gems which are used to unlock fighter packs. The packs are like loot boxes here. Watch the trailer for it below:..

2K and Cat Daddy Games have been updating Season 3 of WWE SuperCard [Free] quite a bit recently. The latest update is the fifth one for the season and it adds more than 100 new cards, in game ads to earn energy for free, tweaks to support card pulls, and more. The latest update also includes the SummerSlam '17 Tier. This set arrives right in time for the big NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III pay per view show this weekend, and the likes of WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, Seth Rollins, Paul Heyman, and more will join the fray in this newest tier...

Meshi Quest: Five-Star Kitchen [Free] is a new restaurant management game from Square Enix. Meshi Quest is free to play and will let you master more than 200 recipes. The premise is simple and you can spend a few minutes (a single round is two minutes) tapping and dragging to cook. The foods included go all the way from the basic Japanese cuisine to the gourmet stuff. As you'd expect, there's a lot of Sushi, Katsu Curry, and ramen. Check out the launch trailer below:..

Pearl Abyss' 'Black Desert Mobile' Gets a Teaser Video Finally Showing off Some Gameplay

Pearl Abyss, the team behind the popular MMORPG Black Desert Online has finally posted some informaton about the mobile version. Black Desert Mobile is a smartphone MMORPG based on the Black Desert Online IP. The team posted a short teaser video that has gameplay including mining, fishing, and some combat. There's also horse riding shown off and the engine used here is one built for mobile platforms and not the one powering Black Desert Online on PC. While all the clips are pretty short in the teaser, you can see some interesting things like the short draw distance while riding a horse and how damage numbers are displayed in combat. Watch the gameplay teaser below:..

'Football Manager Touch 2018' and 'Football Manager Mobile 2018' Are Launching Alongside the PC Version on November 10th

The Football Manager franchise has had quite the history on iOS over the last few years. We've seen the games evolve and even get rebranded. Football Manager Touch used to be called Football Manager Classic and Football Manager Handheld became Football Manager Mobile. After much anticipation, SEGA and Sports Interactive have today announced some details and the release dates for both Football Manager Mobile 2018 and Football Manager Touch 2018. For the first time ever, both mobile versions will launch simultaneously with the Football Manager 2018 PC edition on November 10th...

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius [Free] and Ariana Grande are a thing once again. After joining Brave Exvius once before as Dangerous Aranea, you will now be able to obtain another playable character inspired by the pop sensation. Chic Ariana has a summer in game event and there's a 'Musical Showdown' event taking place for obtaining said character. This event is accompanied by a competition hosted by Square Enix and Gumi Inc., which gives you a chance to win tickets to the singer's Dangerous Woman Tour with a meet and greet pass. You can check the contest out on the official Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Facebook page...

The newest Legendary Pokemon to get a raid in Pokemon GO [Free] is none other than Mewtwo. A stadium event in Yokohama, Japan just had thousands of trainers square off against Mewtwo in a raid battle leading to a successful capture. Unlike normal battles, raids are serious business. The Mewtwo raid will be an Exclusive Raid Battle which means they are invite only. To get an invitation for this, you need to have done a raid recently at a gym where said exclusive raid battle is about to take place...

Get ready for another Final Fantasy [$3.99] sale. Square Enix while known for premium pricing on the App Store for classics, never shies away from a decent sale once in a while. Today’s sale features the older classics. Granted IX [$20.99] and VII [$15.99] are also classics, those aren’t discounted right now. The sale is focussing on the earlier releases. We had Final Fantasy Tactics [$3.99] go on sale and Square Enix finally commented on the 32 bit appocalypse situation for it. Hopefully that gets resolved but today, you get to complete your classic Final Fantasy iOS collection. Most of the games discounted here are pretty damn amazing. Square Enix even went the extra mile with some of the releases doing some excellent touch optimized controls while others haven’t received the attention they deserve...

My.com’s Planet of Heroes [Free] MOBA finally launched worldwide back in March. It went through lots of open and closed beta testing and through a soft launch prior to making its way to every App Store region. My.com and Fast Forward Studio have released a huge new update to it today and this brings it to version 2.0. If you aren’t familiar with it, Planet of Heroes is a one lane MOBA where matches take around 7 minutes. There is both PvP and PvE with a full campaign and tons of unlocks. The 2.0 update includes two new heroes, unique monsters, better customization and more. Checkout the video below showcasing the update:..

Titanfall: Assault [Free] has finally launched worldwide on the App Store. The PvP RTS that’s based on Titanfall is the franchises second proper step into mobile. Titanfall: Frontline never made it out of soft launch but Titanfall: Assault is now available for free across the App Store. This is part of the deal Respawn has with Nexon for a series of mobile games with the Titanfall franchise. Nexon, Respawn Entertainment, and Particle City even have a new launch trailer to celebrate the worldwide release. Watch it below:..

We’re big fans of Sunny Tam’s Danmaku Unlimited games. The original released on iOS around six years ago and it still plays brilliantly. Since then we’ve seen a sequel on iOS and a third entry launch on Steam back in March. Danmaku Unlimited 3 [$4.99] is finally available on iOS. This entry has no ads or IAP and is a fully premium release. It is also currently available at a launch discount which will go up closer to the Steam price of $9.99. I can’t remember what made me buy the first game but it was a great decision because I’ve put in far too much time into both Danmaku Unlimited [$1.99 / Free] and Danmaku Unlimited 2 [$4.99 / Free]. If you’re a fan of bullet hell shoot em ups, these games are absolutely worth checking out. Check out the trailer below:..

The Corpse Party [$17.99] franchise made its debut on iOS back in 2012 in Japan. The original hit the App Store and had no support for English at the time, but thankfully we now have two of the three Corpse Party games localized. If you’re ready for some absolutely creepy horror and genuinely scary moments, you might want to check out the two localized releases here, as 5pb. is having a sale on the App Store for the full franchise. This sale is on until August 20th, with some great discounts on the included titles. While the games are available on multiple platforms, there are some cases where the iOS version is the definitive version, such as with Blood Drive. I’m a big fan of playing adventure games and visual novels on portable devices, so having these on iOS is fantastic...

'Noblemen: 1896' From Foursaken Media Targets August 31st Release Date

Foursaken first revealed Noblemen: 1896 as an alternate history third person shooter back in November. The game lets you strategise action from a top down view, play out battles in a cover style shooter perspective, or use an auto-battle option. Every new bit of information has been great, but we've wanted to know when we will be able to get our hands on Noblemen: 1896, after many months of waiting. We've been following it ever since, and after going through beta testing, we finally have a release date - August 31st...

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius [Free] is finally having a NieR: Automata collaboration event from this Friday. It recently crossed 25 million downloads worldwide and the latest event for it will go on until August 24. Square Enix's social RPG has been received decently from the fans and Shaun detailed some of the issues it has in his review. In this event, 2B, 9S, and more from NieR: Automata will be joining the cast of Final Fantasy Brave Exvius in pixel art form. This special crossover will also feature A2 and Eve as global exclusive characters for the duration of the event. Players will also have access to buy a summer package once a day for 400 Lapis, which includes a rare summon ticket, a magic key, and more. ..