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iOS fads have come and gone, and if our Discord server is anything to go by, Fortnite [Free] is the latest one that is occupying the minds of the mobile gaming community. However, just under two years ago, things were different - rather than trying to snag free codes through any means possible, people were walking the streets and catching creatures in Pokemon GO [Free]. I'm still playing Niantic's augmented reality smash hit, so they've obviously got something right over the course of the past few years, and the incremental addition of Pokemon has gone some way to keeping my interest. In that case, this really is the big one for trainers around the world - today, Niantic have hinted that the mythical Pokemon Mew from Red, Blue and Yellow will be appearing in Pokemon GO later this week. But, rather that the typical raid distribution of legendaries, you are tasked with completing special tasks for Professor Willow to learn more about the 151st Pokemon and how to obtain it...

Do you want Fortnite [Free] mobile invite codes? Hit up our Discord server. Why? Because TouchArcade is no more. The former rulers have been deposed. Welcome to an exciting new era in the website's history, as Carter and I officially cut the red tape for FortniteArcade, where we'll be keeping you in touch with the latest in Fortnite mobile gaming. Okay, there hasn't really been a coup - Eli and Jared are just at GDC, and we're still writing about loads of other awesome mobile games that have been released recently, but Fortnite (and arguably to a lesser extent PUBG Mobile [Free]) are the talk of the town of late. However, rather than discussion on that sweet, sweet victory royale, many people are still stuck in limbo waiting for an invite code to dive into the Fortnite action. If you haven't been able to jump off the magic starting bus as of yet, don't worry - TouchArcade staff and keen community members are giving away numerous Fortnite invite codes for free on the Discord server...




With all the excitement of GDC, as well as the stratospheric hype surrounding the likes of Fortnite and PUBG Mobile, a few outstanding releases have slipped through the cracks. Despite these huge launches, it's likely that Nano Golf: Puzzle Putting [Free] - the latest effort from retro indie darlings Nitrome - will occupy the majority of my attention in the coming weeks. As you may have guessed from its name, Nano Golf features a more methodical, puzzle-focused take on its mini golf peers. And even beyond Nitrome's trademark pixel-art aesthetic, Nano Golf is going even more basic and colorful in its graphical design, more akin to the original NES than their previous work. I can't put my finger on it, but a combination of all these elements has resulted in an extremely enticing package, and the sort of game I can totally imagine myself losing many hours to on the daily commute. If you're similarly smitten, Nano Golf: Puzzle Putting is available to download on the App Store and Google Play today...

Watch 'Harry Potter' Actors, Fans Get Hype About 'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery'

We're still not 100 percent sure when Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is going to be gracing our phones and tablets, though it's already made it's first cautious inroads toward release. In the meantime, Jam City has been doing an excellent job keeping the hype train to the Wizarding World fully fueled so we can all hop on at Platform 9 3/4 when the time arrives...

'Stickman Soccer 2018' is Aiming for Elite Arcade Football Excellence This May, and Is Looking for Beta Testers

Football is simultaneously the only thing I care about, and the thing I despise the most. It makes no sense, but this dichotomy sustains me, and is also surprisingly accurate for describing the soccer iOS scene as a whole. Some titles, such as the excellent Football Manager Touch 2018 [$19.99 (HD)], occupy most of my waking minutes, while others send me into spirals of uncontrollable rage (see any recent FIFA mobile release for more). I'm hoping Stickman Soccer 2018 is in the former camp - off the back of its wildly successful series of football titles, Djinnworks are here with what is dubbed their 'biggest release ever', as improvements, content additions and features are added left, right and centre. While it doesn't look like a huge departure from the previous Stickman Soccer 2016 [Free] iteration, more of the same solid arcade action is certainly welcome, and hopefully it'll provide a fun distraction before the 2018 World Cup when it launches later in May. If you really can't wait, sign up for the beta test on our forums today...

Charming Cartoon Beat-Em-Up 'Golem Rage' Is Charging Onto the App Store on April 12th - Sign up for Our Exclusive Beta Test Here

With all the noise surrounding the huge, sprawling battle royale games like Fortnite [Free] and PUBG Mobile [Free], it's easy to forget that there are other upcoming App Store titles to be excited about in 2018. It's been a really long time coming - I first wrote about the game back in June 2016 - but it looks like the end is finally in sight for the development of the promising cartoon beat-em-up Golem Rage. We were impressed in our previous glimpses of the game and how it managed to develop from a rough concept to a charming and chaotic complete package over time, and the final trailer only emphasises the progression made as you look to bash, crash and smash through an eclectic array of enemies. Golem Rage has a firm iOS release date of April 12th (with Android launching soon after), and as a reward for the TouchArcade community's continuous support throughout development, and creators have provided an exclusive TestFlight beta preview for members on our forum thread...

'Fortnite' Mobile and Console Compared - Does the iPhone X Hold Its Own Against the Xbox One X?

Despite the enthusiastic iOS gaming community knowing the wealth of riches that smartphones possess, there's always been a bit of a stigma towards mobile as a video gaming platform from 'core' gamers. If a number of huge ports and original games couldn't convince the cynics, Epic Games' release of Fortnite [Free] has certainly put the haters in their place. While obviously certain limitations between the versions of the game exist, the mobile version of Fortnite has been a truly phenomenal port of a full console experience to the smaller screen, and cross-play support has only emphasised the technological feat that Epic have pulled off in such a short time. People have begun to make comparisons between the console and mobile iterations of the title, but we finally have the expert opinion of the analytical wizards at Digital Foundry to set the record straight, as the website has today made an in-depth video comparison the Xbox One X, iPhone X and (mercifully) iPhone 6S versions of the game for our viewing pleasure...

You Need to See This Stunning New GDC Trailer for 'Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm'

I'm going to get it out the way before the inevitable comparisons are made - Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm looks a lot like Zelda. Whether it's the dungeon-crawling gameplay, the radial item selection menus taken directly from Skyward Sword or the blue-cloaked, sword-wielding protagonist, Oceanhorn 2 wears its Nintendo reverence on its sleeve. Now these tiresome parallels have been drawn, does any of this mean I'm any less excited for Oceanhorn 2? When there's a hookshot involved, that's certainly a stupid question. In their sequel to one of 2013's best games in the original Oceanhorn, Cornfox & Bros have gone to the next level to create a beautiful cel-shaded world that looks unlike anything we've seen on the App Store to date. With the promise of some stunning locales to explore and a variety of tools to take down the terribly ominous bandits sprawled across the land, Oceanhorn 2 is the epitome of the premium mobile title, and the new GDC demo trailer is another reason to get extremely excited...

While the whole world is talking about Fortnite, there's another pretty popular cross-platform game out there called Minecraft [$6.99], and it's a game that continues to grow even after all these years. Minecraft, as you probably know if you follow the game's development, is getting a huge update called Update Aquatic (the echoes of Life Aquatic are not accidental). And for once, Android players get all the luck since they can jump into the Update Aquatic Beta and check out all the new features. iOS players, we get to sit this one out unfortunately, as is always the case with Minecraft Betas. If you want to get into the Beta, you should head this way and follow the pretty simple guide provided. It really is a pretty simple procedure, so if you do want to experience the fun before everyone else, you can do so with barely any trouble. Just remember to back up your worlds, just in case...

Armello [Free] from League of Geeks is a game of options, and figuring out how to deal with your opponents. You and three other opponents take turns in a day-night cycle, all the while the King of Armello is dying from corruption by the Rot. Then, this becomes a game of plotting, intrigue, and even potential alliances in the game's online multiplayer mode. The fun comes from being devious, and watching as your glorious plan starts to come together...

Lucasfilm and Disney don't officially call him Old Luke, but let's face it: Luke Skywalker had some years on him in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That said, he still showed Mr. Emo himself, Kylo Ren, a few new tricks, and he'll look to do the same for mobile gamers since he's joining the fray in the latest update to Star Wars: Force Arena [Free], along with more characters from the most recent Star Wars saga film, conveniently released on digital HD earlier this week...

'PUBG Mobile' Soft Launch Released on Android, iOS Version Coming Later Today?

Battle royale games are already the hottest genre in gaming, and they just had another big moment of Tuesday night when Fortnite streamer Ninja blazed his way into the consciousness of whoever didn't already know him by enlisting Drake, Travis Scott and NFL player JuJu Smith-Schuster to help break Twitch records. Epic Games recently announced that Fortnite is on its way to mobile soon, so the gauntlet has really been thrown back to its main competitor, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. And lo and behold, that challenge has been accepted, because PUBG Mobile, the legit mobile version of that game, is entering soft launch today...

'Oddmar' Is a Beautiful Cartoon Viking Platformer From the Developers of 'Leo's Fortune', Releasing This Spring

If dog years are the equivalent of seven human years, I can't even begin to comprehend how long App Store years are. It feels like we get a month's worth of game announcements and releases practically every week, and while this is great for anyone starved of things to do, it also means many brilliant concepts and ideas get buried under the sheer volume of news. If we go back all the way to 2015, Viking Mushroom was one such game that really generated a lot of excitement and anticipation from our community - the beautifully animated cartoon graphics looked like you were playing a cartoon, and some tight platforming action made the overall package from developer MobGe a particularly enticing prospect. However, Viking Mushroom soon missed its 2016 release date, and news was relatively sparse on this promising upcoming platformer. It may have taken a while, but we finally have our update. Viking Mushroom has been reborn as a brand new game as Oddmar, and while it retains the abundant charm of its source material, it's evident from the preview trailer that the game has come a long way over the past few years...

Take a First Glimpse of 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' iPhone X Gameplay in the Latest Official Reveal Trailer

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll likely be well aware of Fortnite: Battle Royale's exciting mobile reveal last week and what a huge statement this means for iOS as a gaming platform. Unfortunately, that is exactly me - it seems taking a few days of online detox has happened to coincide with the iPhone announcement of the decade. Don't fear, as I've spent the past five minutes catching up with the extensive coverage we've shared with you here on FortniteArcade, and the hype train is not slowing down anytime soon. Yesterday, the official mobile trailer for Fortnite was released, which showcases the game in all of its hilarious cartoon glory, as well as giving us a first glimpse of gameplay on the iPhone X and how the controls may work in action...

Pre-Registrations for the Westworld Mobile Game from Warner Brothers Have Begun on iOS and Android, Full Game Releases in April

If you’ve been hyped to play the Westworld mobile game, the release date inches closer and Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment have begun pre-registrations for it today. Westworld is based on the HBO original series and is being produced by WB Games San Francisco and Kilter Films. Behaviour Interactive are the developers of the iOS and Android version that will release this year. You play as Delos Trainee who is a new hire with access to the Delos Park Training Simulation. You will be able to control everything at the Westworld park operations in a strategy simulation experience. Watch the teaser trailer for it below:..

As promised, Beamdog have launched Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear [$8.99] in the iOS App Store today. Taking place between the original Baldur's Gate [$9.99], which launched back in 1998, and Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn [$9.99], which launched in 2000, Siege of Dragonspear is a brand new title bridging the gap between those two stories. It's built in the same Infinity Engine that was used on the original two Baldur's Gate games, lending it some old-school authenticity, but with some additional fixes and features that are along the lines of what Beamdog did with their Enhanced Edition remakes of the first two games. ..

In my near half-decade at TouchArcade, I've had the (some would say dubious) privilege of watching the social RPG genre grow out of barely-interactive card-collecters like Rage of Bahamut into the flourishing and surprisingly-varied dominant force that it is in today's mobile market. A lot has changed in that time. What was once the realm of only a few upstart publishers is now host to companies like Square Enix, Nintendo, and many more. The increased competition has had two big effects for players. First, any company that wants to launch a new social RPG needs to commit to going big or going home. Second, with so many choices out there, social RPGs have had to become more player-friendly. Today's social RPGs are better than they've ever been as a result...

Oh boy, the hours I've put into Horizon Chase [Free]. To be honest, I don't really want to know the amount of time this game has stolen from me, but its brilliant retro arcade mechanics combined with really tight controls make what is one of the most compelling racing titles on the App Store - and one that really emphasises mobile gaming's qualities in almost every aspect of its design. We loved Horizon Chase in our review around the title's launch, and have continued to adore the game as it's been updated with additional content over the years. However, just as you thought you may have been released from the game's grasp, developer Aquiris has just announced a brand new update that is sure to suck you straight back into the title's low-poly world. In contrast to the very cold weather conditions of late, the next cup in Horizon Chase is set in the sunny climate of Hawaii, and should be available to download on App Store very soon (and is available for any Android users right now)...

I only recently played the first season of Batman - The Telltale Series [Free] on the Switch after dabbling into it on iOS a while back. I quite like it and it maybe my favourite thing from Telltale after The Wolf Among Us. Batman: The Enemy Within [Free] is quite nice like the first season with a lovely atmosphere and more. The Enemy Within will conclude on March 27th. This finale episode will launch on all platforms at the same time and you can expect two finales from it. It is good to see Telltale release the finale at the same time on all platforms unlike some of the previous episodes in some of their games...

'Umiro' Is the Latest Glamorous Puzzle Game From Devolver Digital, and Is Launching on iOS and Android on March 29th

Sometimes it doesn't matter how confusing, mysterious or opaque video game trailers are - even when I have no idea what's going on, some titles transcend reason and are just beautiful to witness in motion. Umiro fits this description to a tee, as its stunning Monument Valley-esque graphical design brings its minute and meticulous puzzle worlds to life. I have no idea how this emphasis on aesthetics will translate in terms of gameplay, but with prolific publisher Devolver Digital behind its mobile release, Umiro is nothing if not full of promise. As the debut release of indie developer Diceroll Studios, Umiro is looking to emulate its isometric indie peers when it releases on iOS, Android and PC simultaneously on March 29th...

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