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TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Florence'

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...

'Dice Brawl: Captain's League' Launching Next Tuesday and Up for Pre-Order Now, Here's a Sneak Peek

Idiocracy, Inc's Dice Brawl: Captain's League is coming next week to iOS. This colorful free to play game is a swashbuckling adventure with some throwback art that is aiming to distinguish itself from some hefty competition. Dice Brawl is a 1v1 pvp game where you face off against a similarly experienced opponent in a pirate duel. You will construct and destroy buildings, cross swords with boss mobs as well as your opponent, and use a deck of cards to sway the fight in your favor. As you progress in your career, you will unlock new cards and gain resources to upgrade your current cards. If you are familiar with Clash Royale [Free], you basically already know how the card and deck system works. If you are not familiar with Clash Royale, welcome to 2018 and this is a mobile video game website, TouchArcade...




What to Do in 'Dissidia Final Fantasy OO' After You've Beaten It

So you've made it all the way to the end of Dissidia Final Fantasy OO [Free]. First off, congratulations. That means you've watched a ton of cutscenes and battled your way through all five chapters of the story so far, undoubtedly tackling plenty of optional quests along the way. Nevertheless, there's probably some stirring in some corner of the gamer part of your soul, wondering if that's all there is (or maybe the regular part of your soul too, if you're the existential part). The answer is no, because not only is there assuredly more to come on the story front — and if you've beaten what the game has laid out to date, you know that there's nothing close to a resolution to its epic tale — there's plenty to do while you wait for the developers to add more to the main quest line. If you want to keep playing, here's what you should be doing every day to make sure your characters are as well-prepared as they can be for what eventually lies ahead...

Absurd Spear-Throwing Game 'Lichtspeer' Launching March 1st, Up for Pre-Order Now with 50% Discount

It was just about a year ago that we sat down with the good folks from Noodlecake Games to check out four of their upcoming titles at GDC 2017. While both Invert [$2.99] and Flipping Legend [Free] released in the time since then, we've still been kicking back waiting for both Summer Catchers and Lichtspeer. Well, after making a pit stop over on the Nintendo Switch with a special Double Speer co-op edition, Lichtspeer is finally ready to make its debut on iOS in just a couple of weeks. In case you're not familiar, Lichtspeer is a side-scrolling game that has your warrior throwing spears at all manner of enemies in an effort to continue progressing forward and eventually "please the gods and restore balance to the universe." It's wrapped up in a psychedelic art style and over the top German stereotypes, as you can see in the latest trailer...

Pokémon GO [Free] is gearing up for the Lunar New Year. There will be a special Safari Zone Event in Taiwan later this month and it will be at the Chiayi Lantern Festival. The event will see Drantini, Mr Mime, Growlithe, and more appear alongside lanterns during the day. Once evening (5 PM) hits, Chinchou and Lanturn will start showing up. Outside the Safari Event Zone, there will be more Pokémon to find around the rest of Chiayi County. ..

Welcome to our SwitchArcade roundup of Nintendo Switch news, new release, and games on sale. We're going to regularly post about important happenings in the Switch world, since we know a lot of you own the Switch to go along with your mobile devices. We'll be compiling new game and content announcements, new releases you need to know about, and the sales you need to keep track of. Without further ado:..

Who would have thought that Psyonix, the people who released the awesome Star Fox-esque on-rails shooter ARC Squadron on iOS more than five years ago, would go on to create one of the most popular multiplayer games in the world. Yes Rocket League, the giant-soccer-played-with-cars game which feels like it's on every single platform BUT mobile, is a bonafide smash hit. Now Psyonix is looking to build off their partnership with Mattel and their Hot Wheels brand that saw Hot Wheels cars and cosmetic items added into the game early last year. This time around they're bringing things out of the digital world and into the real world with a Rocket League branded RC car set and play arena. Here's a mockup of what that might look like...

Heavy Story-Driven Exploration Game 'Keep in Mind: Remastered' Coming to iOS, Android, and Steam March 8th

While video games are typically lighthearted, fun escapes from reality, sometimes games can attempt to tackle more serious issues and serve to make players think and reflect on something rather than escape it. This has been even more common in the past few years with the openness of digital marketplaces and the explosion of the indie developer scene. One such game that tackles some tough issues, specifically alcoholism and mental illness, is called Keep in Mind from Little Moth Games. The story follows Jonas, who suffers from alcholism and mental illnesses like depression and grief, as he awakes one night in a strange alternate version of his world and must go on to face the darkest demons of his psyche. Here's the latest trailer...

These New 'Witcheye' Gifs are Getting Me Pretty Excited

Back at the beginning of December we posted about a very cool upcoming game called Witcheye from indie developer Peter Malamud Smith which was sort of a throwback NES-style platformer about a witch who could transform into a flying eyeball. You know, normal stuff. While Smith had previously released the clever puzzle/avoidance game Sattelina [$1.99] and its spinoff Satellina Zero [Free] on iOS, he was also part of the team that created the very well-received "lost" NES game The Great Gatsby back in 2011, which you can play in Flash in your browser. The Great Gatsby felt about as authentic of an NES game as you could get without having it actually be from the NES era, and that's relevant to this discussion as Witcheye is going for that same authentic feel. We hadn't really heard much about Witcheye since that original post, but responding to a progress update query Smith swooped into our upcoming forums like a flying eyeball and posted many new animated gifs of Witcheye in action. Enjoy!..

Gamevice Just Launched a $89.95 'Minecraft' Bundle

February 15th, 2018 4:00 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in News
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Late last year we posted about a somewhat surprising bundle that popped up on the Apple Store which featured a SteelSeries Nimbus MFi Controller and Minecraft: Apple TV Edition. Well, if that piqued your interest but you're more into playing on mobile than you are Apple TV, you'll be happy to learn that Gamevice now has a very similar bundle featuring their expandable controller and Minecraft for $89.95...

You really never realize how many things utilize these massive cloud platforms until there is an outage. When Amazon Web Services had a massive five-hour outage last year it seemed like it took half the internet with it. This afternoon, Google is experiencing issues with Google Cloud, and most (if not all) games and apps that utilize their cloud services are down. This includes Pokemon Go [Free], Fire Emblem Heroes [Free] and even parts of Snapchat [Free]...

Maintaining a steady position at number 1 in the racing charts, Mad Skills BMX 2 [Free] is frantic fun for those looking for a physics-based racing game. It's also the kind of thing that's going to make you sometimes want to throw your smartphone against a wall in frustration...

It's not the first thing that comes to mind with any sandbox game to think, "Man, I'd like this game even more if there was more to do." The whole point of a sandbox is to let you do what you want, after all. That being the case, Portal Knights [$4.99] must really want you to like it, because its brand new Adventurer's Update loads it up with new features and new ways to play...

Midjiwan’s The Battle of Polytopia [Free] has quite the cult following. It debuted on the App Store in early 2016 and has consistently received updates wit enhancements and new content. I only started playing it after a friend constantly spoke about how well it played which was surprising given the genre. The Battle of Polytopia is one of the most approachable turn based strategy games out there. It also looks excellent and controls brilliantly on touch. Midjiwan announced something everyone wanted earlier when an online multiplayer update with cross platform play was announced. ..

Today is a good day for Capcom news. After updating Ghost Trick for iOS 11 and iPhone X, Capcom has a big spring sale on for Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise has been across multiple systems over the years. I got into the franchise on the 3DS but always wanted to play the older games as well. When Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [$3.99] released on iOS, it was a no brainer purchase. It is now down to just $3.99 from $14.99 on the App Store which is 74% off and the historic lowest price for this game. It is also a fully premium release with no hidden costs or in app purchases. Freedom Unite is actually an enhanced and expanded release to Monster Hunter Freedom 2 which was based on the second mainline Monster Hunter game that never released outside Japan. Watch the trailer for the iOS release below:..

Capcom’s Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective [Free] is still considered one of the better Nintendo DS games. It released pretty late in the life cycle of the console but had great reviews across the board. It even won some awards at the time. I was pretty glad to see it release on iOS a year later. The sad thing is, the game never got the sales it deserved. Ghost Trick on the App Store has had quite the rocky history with OS updates. As with many Japanese ports, iOS updates sometimes break things and in a lot of cases, games remain broken for too long. Last year saw a double whammy in updates with iOS 11 dropping support for 32-bit apps with the Appocalypse and the iPhone X releasing introducing another aspect ratio to design for. Watch the Ghost Trick trailer below: ..

Out Now: 'Death Squared', 'Florence', 'Purrfect Date', 'Nitro Racing GO', 'FLO Game', Flippy, 'Evil Cogs', 'Cubor', 'Hostage Negotiator', 'Hit n' Run!' and More

It's that time of week once again where we round up all the best new games of the past seven days. It's a relatively "light" week this week, insomuch that in the world of mobile that still means a dozen and a half games. Some of this week's earlier arrivals we were able to put through their paces already so be sure to check out our review of Florence as well as our review of Death Squared, both of which we enjoyed a lot. And then check out the full list of all the rest of this week's new games below and let us know which ones you've got your eye on...

Blizz' has been absolutely killing it these last few years with Hearthstone [Free] esports, and things are only getting better. This afternoon they announced the 2018 Hearthstone Wild Open, which will be a real-deal tournament entirely in the Wild format. If you missed the boat on what "Wild" is, a few years ago Blizzard introduced card rotation into Hearthstone so if you're playing a "standard" Hearthstone game you only need to have cards from the most recent sets. "Wild" includes all Hearthstone cards, and watching games in the Wild format can be nuts...

Pre-registrations aren’t a new phenomenon on the App Store and Google Play. In fact with the advent of pre-ordering, some developers have taken to gauging interest and tracking it through pre-orders on the App Store and Google Play rather than on a website. Signing up for an account or just adding your email address to a list granting you a bonus is still something many developers prefer doing. Over the last week, many games on mobile have opened up pre-registrations offering various rewards for crossing milestones or just to anyone who signs up showing interest. ..

Cooperative singleplayer puzzling is what Death Squared [$6.99] provides in its iOS release. It's not perfect, and has a few annoying factors and humor that doesn't really break a lot of boundaries, but it provides some fun puzzles to solve and a game design that works perfectly for either playing solo or with a friend on the same device. I've played Death Squared in some early builds in the past couple of years, so I was curious to see how it would come to iOS, since what I played was very much driven by cooperation with another player. However, the final release makes the story mode something that a single player can play by themselves. The puzzles don't require a lot of simultaneous movement, they just requre that players be able to mentally deal with two different characters...

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