Category Archives: News

Eyes Wide Games has just announced that they have a game for the Apple Watch releasing on April 24th, alongside the watch's launch. It's called Watch This Homerun, a clever play on words on the term "watching a home run" and that it's a watch game. You'll be playing as a hitter, trying to knock some nasty pitches out of the park. It's a game of timing and accuracy, as accurate taps will socre you runs when you knock the ball out of the park, inaccurate ones will cause you to make outs...

The TouchArcade Borg Collective was pretty enamored with Pandemic: The Board Game [$4.99] when it came out in the halcyon days of 2013. We called it "a tight, focused package that demonstrates some of the best that tabletop and iOS design can offer," high praise for first-timers F2Z Digital Media. Good news, then, that the game is finally getting iPhone support later this week...

Just started playing Hearthstone [Free] and feel the need to buy some rad coin packs? Well, Hearthstone is now on the Amazon Appstore for Android with phone support, and to celebrate, they have a deal where you get 30% back in Amazon Coins when you buy any card back worth $19.99 or greater through the Amazon Appstore version of the game. Amazon Coins are a secondary currency on the Amazon Appstore that can be used to buy apps and in-app purchases, without spending real money, where 1 coin equals $0.01 US. Amazon claims that through savings and promotions on the Amazon Appstore, where if you buy Amazon Coins at a 10% discount, you can get 106 card packs for $90 versus 70 packs for $90 on stores without promotions. I did the math and I think you can only get 104 based on current promotions, because the $9.99 card pack doesn't give you coins back to buy an extra 2-pack IAP they seem to be figuring in. Still, not bad...

Now that Hearthstone [Freeis finally Universal, there's an influx of new players who have varying degrees of knowledge when it comes to Collectible Card Games (CCGs) like Hearthstone. That's why we've put together a Beginner's Guide to all things Hearthstone to help you along the way. This, in a way, is Guide Number Two that will discuss the general principles of deck-building so you can build better decks and, almost as important, understand the decks you'll be facing in Hearthstone...

Sister site MacRumors has just published an article based on a survey of teens in America, asking who intends to buy an Apple Watch and why: while it's not the number one reason, 61% of teens interested in the Apple Watch want it for apps, ahead of the desire for the brand and fitness tracking. While at the moment, 11% of teens currently have an interest in the Apple Watch at all (down from 16% in the fall), it's possible this is normal variance, and that it could change with an Apple marketing blitz and as other people start to receive their watches...

The Simpsons Tapped Out [Free] has just gotten an update adding in notable series archenemy Sideshow Bob and the rest of the Terwilliger family to the hit simulation game. The Terwilligers are looking to make amends for the many, many crimes they've committed against the Simpsons, or so it seems. You can build buildings and complete missions to unlock all five of the Terwilliger clan, including Sideshow Bob. Just be careful where you lay down those rakes. Or don't, it'd be funnier...

DotEmu Is Bringing 'Ys Chronicles 1' To iOS Soon

It feels like just last week that I was lamenting the decline of premium action-RPGs in the App Store. Oh right, it was just last week. Well, someone at DotEmu must have a spiritual connection to me, because they're going to be bringing Falcom's legendary classic Ys to mobile platforms soon. Specifically, they're bringing Ys Chronicles 1, the PC remake of the original 1987 game that kicked off a series still going strong to this day. I can only hope this is just the beginning because if I get to play Oath In Felghana on my iPhone someday, I'm going to break TouchArcade's article word limit in the review...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Arcane Tower', 'Civil War: Bull Run 1861', 'Mega Drift' and More

Well, the obvious juggernaut release of the week was yesterday's universal update to Hearthstone [Free], but there's still new games coming out in the event that you're not like 99% of the rest of the internet and just over the moon because you can play Hearthstone on your phone now. Like always, it's very likely more games will trickle out throughout the day, so be sure to check our roundup later in the evening at 11:00 PM Eastern...

WayForward Unveils 'Watch Quest' For Apple Watch

WayForward has unveiled their first Apple Watch video game, Watch Quest. The second adventure game made exclusively for Apple Watch (Runeblade was announced earlier this month), it will span across multiple iOS devices and is set to release alongside Apple Watch on April 24th. The iPhone serves as the player’s kingdom, while the Apple Watch represents a journey that spans several hours...

Apparently, There's a 'Kingdom Hearts' Smartphone Game in the Works

Whether or not you like its doofy writing or calculated Disney licensing, Kingdom Hearts has always been refreshing in the face of the stridently grimdark self-seriousness of other big-budget console games. Soon, the industry's collective unicorn chaser will be available on the go: in an interview with Japan's Famitsu Weekly, veteran series director Tetsuya Nomura let slip that a Kingdom Hearts game is in the works for mobile...

'Lara Croft: Relic Run'  Will Bring 'Temple Run' to 'Tomb Raider'

So, you're a Tomb Raider fan, and you've enjoyed Tomb Raider I [$0.99], Tomb Raider II [$1.99], and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light [$4.99] on mobile. What are you ready for now? How about a behind-the-back endless runner starring Lara Croft? That's what's next, ready or not: Lara Croft: Relic Run is coming soon, and it's out now in the Netherlands if you want to try it...

Puzzling Roguelike 'MicRogue' Finally Has a Release Date

Jason Pickering and Crescent Moon Games' MicRogue finally has a release date: April 30th. This puzzling, pixelly, roguelike game had been a bit mired in Apple approvals, but it's finally approved and will be releasing to the world in a couple of weeks. This one promises to be a challenging little game. Our hands-on video from GDC shows off a bit of the game, and how it's going to be pretty difficult to get all the way to floor 10:..

Hearthstone [Free] just came out this afternoon for iPhone, getting updated as a universal app. If you haven't had a chance to play it on your iPhone - say you're at work, on slow wi-fi, or the universal version still isn't showing up for you - then I've helpfully recorded some gameplay footage showing off how the interface works on the iPhone 6 Plus. Check out the video below, and forgive the basicness. I'm a Hearthstone casual/noob...

New 'Mobius: Final Fantasy' Trailer Shows Off Job System And Characters

Square Enix's latest addition to the Final Fantasy series is coming along in its development, and the RPG giant has been releasing more details to the Japanese market. Previously known as Mevius: Final Fantasy, the newly-christened Mobius: Final Fantasy is noteworthy for who is working on it more than anything else. Yoshinori Kitase, the director of Final Fantasy 6 [$15.99], Chrono Trigger [$9.99], and Final Fantasy 10 is producing the title, and the script is written by Kazushige Nojima of Final Fantasy 7, Kingdom Hearts, and Final Fantasy 10 fame. Putting top talent on a mobile game is no guarantee of quality, as we've seen with the most recent Sonic The Hedgehog game, but it's certainly going to catch people's attention...

Like many others, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the launch of Blizzard’s Hearthstone [Free] for iPhone (which was originally announced late last year). With today’s news that a universal update is now live on the App Store, I quickly downloaded it on my iPhone 6 to check out what the key differences are...

'Hearthstone' for iPhone Now Available via Universal Update - Log in to Get Your Free Pack of Cards Now

As predicted late last month, the Hearthstone [Free] update that adds universal support and makes the game playable on iPhones is currently available on the App Store. The App Store can be a little weird when it comes to update propagation, so if you don't see the universal update available yet just give it a bit and it should show up. A trick that has worked in the past for updates like these is if it doesn't show up as universal on your iPhone yet, try downloading it on your iPhone through your purchase history. Why does that work? Who knows, the App Store is weird...

'Guitar Hero Live' Brings Plastic Guitars to Mobile at Last

The age of plastic instruments is once again on us, my friends. Activision has just announced that Guitar Hero Live is coming out later this year, and it's coming to mobile as well as the new consoles. Not "coming to mobile" as in "here's a stripped down version," but, "you can play the game with an actual guitar controller on mobile." The big changes are that the game uses a six-button controller, instead designed with two sets of three buttons on top of each other, so it's about shifting up and down the fret board rather than sliding across it. Additionally, the game is designed to take place in first person, where you're seeing the crowd react to how you play. At least this is the case from the console versions...

Little White Bear's 'ZenDots' Blends Pinball and Brick Breaking, Launches this Thursday for Free

Little White Bear Studios knows a thing or two about zen. Heck, half their library of games have zen in their title. Games like TanZen, Zentomino and TriZen offer zen-like tangram puzzles to give your brain a nice, relaxed workout. But now they're hoping that you'll zen out to something a bit more frantic with their latest game ZenDots. It's basically a mashup of pinball and brick-breaking. You have flippers on either side of the screen which you can use to bat balls up and into a collection of more balls at the top of the screen, which then fall down and can be swatted around as well...

Post-Apocalyptic Platformer 'Drylands' Launches Tomorrow, Check Out the New Trailer

Last week we went hands-on with Drylands, a post-apocalyptic action platformer RPG that was inspired by classics like Wasteland and Fallout. Long story short, we liked what we saw and thought Drylands showed a lot of promise. If you've been hoping to get your own hands on Drylands, then good news: developer Angry Bugs has announced the official release date for the game, and it's soon. Like tomorrow, April 15th soon. Check out the brand new trailer...

'PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist' is the Latest YouTuber Game in Development

There's a curious trend happening where YouTube gaming personalities are releasing mobile games. There's Tobuscus Adventures: Wizards [$4.99], and CaptainSparklez has the upcoming Fortress Fury, for example. PewDiePie, the arch-YouTuber, has got a game of his own in the works. PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist is coming to mobile, developed by Outerminds. PewDiePie featured the latest build of the game in a video just posted to his YouTube channel, showing off the action-platformer with pugs, brofists, and shark-punching...

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