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Journey to Un'Goro, Hearthstone's [Free] next expansion, is getting closer to release, so every day we are getting more information about what to expect. Today, Peter Whalen, Senior Game Designer, wrote a blog about Quests, one of the two main keywords that will be added to the game come early April. If you don't know what Quests are, they are cards that offer pretty huge rewards if their conditions are met. Each class will have one of them in Journey to Un'Goro. The Quest idea has been in the developers' heads ever since Whispers of the Old Gods, but it has changed quite a lot since the original idea...

Super Mario Run [Free] is out on Android everyone! Nintendo decided that Android players shouldn't wait for tomorrow, March 23rd, to play Super Mario Run, so it released the game one day early. As was the case with the iOS version, the game is free to download but will cost you $9.99 if you want to play beyond the four first courses. Super Mario Run is a great game, and if you're an Android user, you should definitely at least download it and give it a shot. In addition to the Android version launching today, the iOS version was just updated to 2.0. If you haven't read our story about it, version 2.0 brings new playable Yoshis to the game. These Yoshis come in different colors, and when you play Toad Rally with a Yoshi of a particular color, you get more Toads of that color...




After a very long beta period, The Elder Scrolls: Legends [Free (HD)] is finally out for tablets worldwide. This Bethesda CCG has more going for it than just the Elder Scrolls world; it also offers a story mode, with hours of gameplay, and a single-player draft mode that plays like Hearthstone's Arena but against AI. The other interesting wrinkle in the gameplay is the ability to upgrade certain cards you own rather than just collect new cards. Legends also has plenty of flexibility in deckbuilding because it allows you to craft a deck using two of the game's five attributes (strength, intelligence, willpower, agility, and endurance). Combining attributes gives your deck its own class in a way. Finally, the game's other major gameplay difference from the likes of Hearthstone is how the board is split in two lanes, with each lane affecting cards differently...

The 4X Board Game 'Exodus: Proxima Centauri' Is Coming to Mobile

Digital versions of 4X games are tricky to pull off partly because of how demanding the genre can be in terms of time. Offworld Games is hoping to adapt the board game Exodus: Proxima Centauri into a great 4X digital game that will be easy to learn and easy to use, so hopefully the game will work well on the platform. Exodus: Proxima Centauri is inspired by Stanislaw Lem's The Magellanic Cloud (you might know him better as the author of Solaris) and has humanity building a new civilization after Earth has been destroyed in a nuclear holocaust. There are six factions vying for supremacy, and each player gets to build a space fleet made up of customized ships, conquer planets, negotiate and vote for political decisions affecting the universe, and more...

'Shadowgun Legends' Continues to Look Great

The original Shadowgun [$4.99] game, which released back in 2011, was a pretty lovely-looking FPS with a ton of technical issues and some peculiar design decisions that, according to our review, made for a rather repetitive game. The upcoming Shadowgun Legends seems much-improved, judging from the gameplay video below, and its visuals remain top-notch. We've already talked about the game back in August, focusing on how those who've played it describe it as Destiny for mobile because of its persistent world and emphasis on loot. If they do manage to pull that off, it will definitely be fantastic...

Shadowverse [Free], the quite-entertaining CCG, continues to gain in popularity among players, so it's not a surprise that the developers are pumping out content as quickly as they can. After giving us expansions such as Rise of Bahamut and Darkness Evolved, the developers have started teasing the game's fourth expansion, Tempest of the Gods. Tempest of the Gods will feature 104 new cards, which will include two Legendaries for each class. Apparently, the expansion will bring very powerful cards to the game, including the god Zeus, that should shift the meta once they hit...

Pokemon GO [Free] continues to give us entertaining in-game events, and the latest one is no exception. The Pokemon GO Water Festival starts today and will run until March 29th, and for its duration the spawn rates for Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile, and their evolutions have increased. There will also be a greater chance of encountering Water-type Pokemon originally found only in the Johto region in areas where Water-type Pokemon commonly appear. This event will be a great opportunity to grab those water-type Pokemon if they're missing from your collection...

The Upcoming 'Just Turn Right' Is, You Guessed it, all About Turning Right

Guess what's the only thing you can do in Just Turn Right; yes, you are correct, you can only turn right. This upcoming driving game puts you in a car with no brakes and a broken steering wheel, which keeps turning the car to the right, and has you driving from point A to point B in a bunch of levels strewn with obstacles, broken-down cars, jumps, and so on. As you can see from the trailer, the game is using pretty simple visuals, but a game like this one doesn't really need more than that. What it will need is good car handling and clever level design; hopefully, it will have both of those...

'Office Space: Idle Profits' is Going to Need You to Come in on Saturday to Finish those TPS Reports

One of the all-time best cult classic films is Mike Judge's Office Space, which lampooned the ridiculousness of Corporate America so well it's one of the most quote movies around and still feels relevant nearly twenty years after its release. And what mobile gaming genre would suit the soulless lifestyle of a corporate worker bee best? Why, the idle clicker, of course! Enter Office Space: Idle Profits, a collaboration between Fox Interactive and Kongregate. In Office Space: Idle Profits you'll start out in the basement with Milton and his stapler and work your way up the corporate ladder, generally following the plot of the movie which sees you installing a virus into the computer mainframe and syphoning off fractions of a cent until you're rich. Oh, and at one point you'll beat the crap out of a fax machine, naturally. Here's some screens from Office Space: Idle Profits...

New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Death Road to Canada', 'Tokaido', 'FZ9: Timeshift', 'Sword of Shadows' and More

Normally I'd be fully celebrating National Goof Off Day today, but Death Road to Canada hit the App Store super early this morning and I don't care about anything else in my life right now but playing this game. If you haven't downloaded it yet, we'll have a full review up soon, but in the meantime you can check out the impressions in our forums in the thread which is just blowing up. Death Road to Canada is my personal game to beat for Game of the Year this year, so, for real, don't miss this one...

I can think of plenty of times over the years that the excitement for the release of an iOS game has been palpable, and the wait for Death Road to Canada [$7.99] ranks right up there near the top. Ever since its initial announcement back in August of 2013, mobile gamers have been dying to take a road trip from Florida to Canada in the hopes of surviving and escaping the zombie apocalypse. Since then the game has actually launched on Steam and the reception there has been extremely positive from those who have played it. While it might have felt like mobile gamers were left out in the cold, the desktop launch of Death Road was actually a good thing as developers Rocketcat Games and Madgarden were able to squash a ton of initial bugs as well as add in tons of extra content, all of which has made it to the mobile release today. ..

'Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times' Announced for Release this Autumn

Just under four years ago, Rodeo Games in conjunction with Games Workshop released the turn-based strategy dungeon crawler Warhammer Quest [$2.99] which was quite positively received by players and went on to be a top seller. Well, you may remember about a year ago that the Rodeo Games team, following the disappointing reception of Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch [$1.99], decided to go on hiatus, and one of the founding members of Rodeo went on to form a new company called Perchang. So far that new studio has released the fantastic physics puzzler Perchang [$1.99], named after the company, but they're about to bring things full circle as Perchang the company has just announced Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times. Here's some screens...

'Duel Beats', a Competitive Beat Rhythm Game, has Soft Launched

You can figure out most about the upcoming Duel Beats from its title; it's a competitive beat rhythm battle game where you take down your friends by staying on beat and using your taps and swipes to cause damage. Instead of simply playing for points, in Duel Beats you use your ability to tap at the right time to break down the opponent's defenses, and as you earn coins, you use them to summon different heroes with special abilities that can help you dominate even more...

A couple of months ago, Respawn Entertainment announced that Titanfall: Frontline, the CCG based on the popular FPS, wouldn't ever see the light of day despite reaching the beta stage. I thought that was the end of Titanfall games on mobile, but it looks like I was wrong. According to the official Titanfall website, Respawn has teamed up with Nexon with the goal of developing "awesome" mobile titles set in the world of Titanfall. Apparently, they've got some exciting stuff in the works that Respawn will be talking about in the near future...

A few days ago, we wrote about FZ9: Timeshift [Free], an FPS that's all about bullet time, and now that game is out for iPhones and iPads. In FZ9 you play as Mak, a government agent who was injected with some kind of weird serum that gives him the ability to control time. And, as every self-respecting man would do, Mak uses that ability to enter bullet time and take out his terrorist enemies in Matrix-like slow-mo. As you can see from the launch trailer, the bullet time ability does make for some fun moments where you can take out opponents in style...

The Upcoming 'Martial Arts Brutality' Is a Brutal Asynch Card Game

If you feel like smashing your friends' faces mercilessly, then the upcoming Martial Arts Brutality might be for you. MAB is a turn-based tactical card fighter where you use Kung Fu and other martial arts styles to smash everyone's face. You collect and upgrade technique cards as you go along with the aim of building a powerful deck. Sounds a bit like the fantastic Yomi. However, MAB is also giving you the opportunity to inflict horrific injuries on your opponents through real-time KO moves, which look quite "entertaining" in the trailer below...

Mobile Fighter 'Smash Supreme' Continues to Look Pretty Awesome

Back in October we caught the teaser for an upcoming fighting game called Smash Supreme, and thought it looked pretty cool. While there wasn't much info to go by, the art style in the teaser and the game's aim at providing competitive online play sounded quite interesting. Since then, developer Gumbug has been plugging away at Smash Supreme and held a closed beta at the beginning of the year, and today they've posted an update in our forums talking about some new features and showing off this very slick animated gif...

'Blocky Blast' is a Fast-Paced Cannon-Launching Action Game Coming this Thursday

I'm not sure if it invented it, but at least for me personally my earliest memories of the "shooting yourself out of a series of cannons to move through a level" mechanic came from the Donkey Kong Country games on SNES. There's something really fun about timing your blasts just perfectly so you can rapidly fire from one to another like some sort of explosive ballerina. The mechanic has been used on mobile too, and the most prominent example I can think of off the top of my head is Big Pixel's adorable Land-a Panda [$0.99 / $1.99 (HD)]. Now developer Squadventure wants to take that cannon-shooting mechanic and crank it up to 11 with their upcoming game Blocky Blast...

This morning, Apple mysteriously took their online store down for maintenance amidst speculation of a new range of device and accessory updates potentially making their debut when the shop re-emerged from its downtime. As expected, numerous product lines were given numerous minor updates in a relatively low-key fashion for Apple, with a (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 giving another option outside of black and glossier black, and the iPad Mini 4 getting 128GB of storage for anyone too afraid of clearing games off their backlog. However, the most interesting release for fans of iOS gaming is the appearance of a successor to the iPad Air 2 - called simply the iPad, it is set to be the entry-level device for Apple's tablet range, with a low price point of only $329 for the 32GB iteration as well as a hefty A9 chip that should help power some of the more graphically intensive titles on the App Store...

Check Out New Footage of The Long-Awaited 'Munch Time 2'

As Eli said last year, you'd have to be pretty hardcore to remember Munch Time [$0.99 / Free / $1.99] from back in the day in 2012. But Munch Time 2 has seemed particularly appealing as it takes osme of the machanics like swinging and color-changing and putting them into a Metroidvania-style open world. The game's progress has been getting periodic updates on our forums, and some new footage. In fact, a Greenlight campaign for Steam has started up, and a new trailer has launched for it:..

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