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'Deploy and Destroy' is a First-Person Shooter Featuring Ash from 'Evil Dead' and Other Guest Stars, Out Now on iOS and Android

Entertainment juggernaut Lionsgate is partnering up with developer and publisher Apps Ministry to do something pretty interesting in the increasingly competitive mobile first-person shooter space. Today they've officially launched Deploy and Destroy [Free] on both iOS and Android, and not only does this new brand feature its own lore, characters, and universe but they're blending in some popular Lionsgate IPs to create sort of a crazy crossover experience. All you really need to know about this is you can play as Ash from the Evil Dead series in a first-person shooter. Hail to the king, baby. And, if you're a fan of the Ash vs Evil Dead series that just ended last month, you can also play as Kelly or Pablo in addition to Ash. But let's be real. You're going to play as Ash. ..

Welcome to the SwitchArcade Roundup for May 22nd! I hope you're doing well. Today's a good day to be a Mega Man fan with the two Legacy Collection versions up on Switch. Also, they appeared overnight, instead of waiting for mid-day, which is always nice. The eShop doesn't show the specific time when a game comes out, so you never really know when that game you want will be available. I, of course, preordered the physical version, and while I think it's silly to not have both compilations on one cartridge, at least I get a Mega Man cleaning cloth! So how about that! Also, my Switch case holds a ton of games so I'll pick up physical games until that fills up, and I'll abandon any and all principles after that!..




Spit-Swapping Platformer 'Spitkiss' Arrives on Google Play Early Access at a Discounted Price

It was back in March during GDC that we were first introduced to Spitkiss from Triple Topping Games and fell in love with the gross-but-somehow-charming spit-swapping gameplay. The game itself is a one-handed precision platformer where you literally control a hunk of spit as you bounce and wall jump your way through dangerous levels in order to get that spit from one lover to the other. Yes, you know it's true love if you're willing to swallow your mate's spit even after it's travelled around the (probably) dirty walls of the world of Spitkiss. One month after our hands-on demo of Spitkiss at GDC, Triple Topping released an official trailer for the game which gave you a very good idea of how it would play. Here is that trailer again if you missed it previously...

Double Fine and Playables Announce Trippy Experimental Project 'KIDS' Coming to Mobile and Desktop this Year

Double Fine's indie game publishing arm Double Fine Presents makes a point of partnering up on projects that are really artsy and unique, like Mountain [$0.99] from David O'Reilly or GNOG [$4.99] from KO_OP Mode, to name just a couple of examples that are on mobile. And that theme is definitely alive in well in the latest project that they've announced called KIDS in partnership with production company Playables. To use their own description, "KIDS is an experimental project about the psychology of the group. The final products are an interactive animation, a short film and an exhibition." That interactive animation will come in the form of a game that'll launch on iOS, Android, Mac and PC sometime later this year. And did I mention that KIDS is kind of a trip? Check out this teaser...

'Smoosh LAB' Will Bring Colorful Puzzle Creation to Mobile on May 28th

Curious Labs is readying a follow-up to their popular 2015 puzzler Smoosh! [Free] called Smoosh LAB, and as you might have guessed based on the title this one is all about creating your own puzzles. The original Smoosh! was a block-sliding puzzler, or more accurately a Blop-sliding puzzler based on what Curious Labs calls the cute little colored spheres in its games, and it featured a mix of sliding those Blops as well as combining them to create different colors in order to house all the little Blops in their various goals. It featured nearly 200 levels in total, but Smoosh LAB wants to up that ante by allowing players to create and share their very own level creations using an in-game level editor. ..

Gone are the days of Android users being left out in the dust when it comes to some of the best mobile games. It used to be that Android gamers had to beg and plead for developers to consider bringing their popular iOS games over to the Green Side, but nowadays it's rare that a game isn't on both platforms. Many even launch first on Android due to its early access capabilities. In some cases though Android users have to wait just a bit longer to get their hands on a game that is available on iOS. The latest example? The awesome puzzler Death Coming [$1.99] from NEXT Studios. After arriving to a positive reception on Steam last fall, Death Coming made its way to iOS in mid-March, with word that an Android version was also in the works. Well after that short delay, Death Coming is now available on Android via the Google Play Store, and there's even a shiny new trailer to boot...

'Animal Super Squad' Review - Control a Flying Chicken and Let Hilarity Ensue

If you are in a lighthearted mood and want a game you can sit down to and enjoy while laughing out loud, then Animal Super Squad [$4.99] is your game. You will probably be shaking in your seat from laughter every 10 seconds you play. The game is simply hilarious, but enjoyable at the same time. Animal Super Squad actually made its way from Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC onto iOS and Android recently and it shows in the presentation. The game has very nice visuals and physics that are simply outstanding to take in. There literally seems like an endless amount of variation to falls, spins and jumps in the game as it feels like it was made to be a Nvidia PhysX technology showpiece. You can be flung in the air while doing flips only to become a hamburger in the end as you fall. This may occur after your chosen animal takes too much of a beating and the vehicle either crashed or you abandoned it. Yea, hilarity is part of the game’s appeal...

Zach Gage Announces 'Pocket-Run Pool', Releases Thursday, May 24th

Zach Gage, creator of SpellTower [$2.99], Flipflop Solitaire [Free], and more really good games, is entering the world of billiards with Pocket-Run Pool this Thursday, May 24th. Developed with Denver Coulson, the core of the game is pool where you have 10 balls on the table, and a multiplier that changes for each pocket, rotating with each made shot. Miss three times, and it's game over, with the objective being to get as high a score in one run as possible. The highest score will be if you get all 10 balls in on the break, but good luck actually doing that as a skill move...

'Dragon Ball Legends' Preview - A Super Concept With A Few Bad Choices

Announced at GDC earlier this year, Dragon Ball Legends – the next in a short line of mobile Dragon Ball titles – has soft-launched across Europe on Android devices. Finally hitting the shorts of my native England, I’ve spent a good portion of the day getting to know a game I only knew by name as other, more fortunate, writers and journalists tapped their favourite characters a few months back without yours truly...

Welcome to the SwitchArcade Roundup for Monday, May 22nd, where we have impressions of Runner3 ahead of its release tomorrow! It's gonna be a fun last few days of the month, with Capcom delivering some compilations, some cool games coming this week, Owlboy getting a physical release next week, and tons of new indies. My copy of Mega Man Legacy Collection is on the way, because saving three bucks and getting a cartridge is better than spending three more bucks to have both collections digitally, if I'm gonna have to use up a few gigs for Legacy Collection 2 anyway. Also, I totally forgot to cancel my preorder from Amazon. Add another game to the pile that I'll play someday...or die with it in my backlog. There are officially too many games to play on the Switch. Send help...

BetaWatch – A Quick Look at a Few Up and Coming Games in Beta: 'Rummy Club', 'Meat Cannon Golf', 'Ghost Tappers' and 'Make Squares'

It takes a lot of blood sweat and tears for developers to release beautifully performing and polished games. Nothing is ever perfect on the first try – this is why developers are always looking for beta testers. If you are interested in joining a beta test, head on over to our Upcoming Games forums where you are sure to find a game that sounds like fun to try. I play quite a few games in beta myself; not only can my feedback help a developer, I also get a sneak peek at games I may like to review later...

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. There are some big updates for some big-name games this week, both in the free and paid sides of the line. We've got monkeys, mines, and Mazdas, to say nothing of mirthful misadventures in creepy caves. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

Konami's PES franchise has consistently been improving in the gaming space over the last few years and some even consider PES a better franchise for pure football compared to FIFA. PES 2018 [Free] Mobile launched a year ago and today, Konami celebrates the one year anniversary with various in game rewards and a chance for you to acquire some legends. PES 2018 replaced the PES 2017 app and continues to be a proper football playing experience on mobile as opposed to FIFA that went into the collecting aspect. Watch the PES 2018 Mobile trailer below:..

Q-Games finally brings their popular PixelJunk franchise to mobile platforms beginning with iOS. Eden Obscura [Free] released on iOS over the weekend. Originally announced a year ago, Q-Games announced the release date for both iOS and Android over at BitSummit, the indie game festival, in Japan. This is a spinoff to PixelJunk Eden and has some gorgeous visuals and great music. Watch the trailer for Eden Obscura below:..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Minesweeper Genius'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

Welcome to the SwitchArcade Roundup for Friday, May 18th! A bunch of interesting sales hit the eShop, and we're running them down today, along with new releases like Hyrule Warriors. Honestly, what I'm most excited about today is the announcement of Cat Quest 2. The first game was great; The Gentlebros really delivered on the potential of the RPG premise, and I would love to see what they have in mind for the sequel...

Welcome to another Arena of Valor news roundup! We’d like to say “It’s that time again!”, but circumstances halted our original plan to have the first go up on a Friday. Assuming all has gone well, the publish date of this particular issue is Friday, May 18th as opposed to Monday, May 22nd. Expect these on a Friday is what I’m trying to say here...

A full length animated film for To the Moon [$4.99] is currently being produced. Today, Freebird Games has been planning a full-length animated feature film for the game for two years now and it is finally officially in production. To the Moon has one of my favourite stories in gaming with one of the most memorable soundtracks I've experienced in a game so I'm looking forward to more details about this for sure. Kan Gao also posted a video with the announcement and more details about how they will approach the movie and you can watch it below:..

Epic Games details how Fortnite [Free] has evolved since it launched on iOS when it was invite only. Since I've mentioned invites, you do not need one to play and I mention this again because people still ask for invites. The current state of the mobile version of Fortnite is pretty great but there have been some annoyances that affected me quite a bit. I'm glad that some of these are being addressed right away while a few others were dealt with in recent patches...

'Identity V' Is an Asymmetrical Multiplayer Horror Game Releasing Globally Soon on Both iOS and Android

Netease has partnered with Behaviour Digital to bring their Dead by Daylight gameplay into Idenity V. Identity V is an asymmetrical multiplayer survival horror game that will be releasing on iOS and Android very soon. Dead by Daylight has seen success on consoles and PC and Identity V has done quite well on the charts in China already. The global launch will be happening in the near future and you can watch the newest trailer for it showcasing gameplay below:..

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