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I hope you're excited to play more Star Wars mobile games because there's another one coming called Star Wars: Rise to Power. This mobile strategy game (which can mean so many things these days) tells the story of the war between the Empire and the dawning New Republic. Players will have a say on which side of the war gets to reign supreme, which also translates into this being a social game. You will choose a faction (of course), establish your base (as to be expected), and build a fleet of starships. And then you go to war, if your alliance is strong enough and loyal. To become more powerful and reign supreme, you have to outwit your opponents in carefully orchestrated attacks, carefully crafted diplomatic moves, or straight up deception. And, since this is an EA Star Wars game, you could probably also win by buying more loot boxes than the other side and getting access to better stuff faster than others...

It's been a long time coming for the latest entry in the popular Shadow Fight series, and we've been covering the development of the third game since it was originally announced in April of last year. After closed beta testing and a significant soft-launch period, Shadow Fight 3 [Free] has finally launched globally in the App Store. Shadow Fight 2 become a massive hit with its focus on extremely technical fighting and incredibly smooth animations. Basically, because its gimmick was that all the fighters were just silhouettes, they could add a tremendous amount of frames of animation to the characters without having to literally draw all those frames. It made for a really neat look, too. Well, Shadow Fight 3's major change is the jump into full 3D polygonal models and backgrounds, meaning the characters actually have details and there's a huge emphasis on all the crazy armors and weapons you can unlock and equip in the game which will change your fighter's appearance and abilities. Keeping to its roots though, the shadow fighting is still here, just as more of a special mode you can enter into during fights...




Watch 'Grid Autosport' Stream Live on November 22nd

Our community has been keeping a very close eye on Feral Interactive's Grid Autosport, the very promising racing simulator, and while there's still no release date, there's good news. On November 22nd, Feral Interactive will stream the game for the first time ever, so those who're curious to see how the game looks and plays on mobile will get an opportunity to do that and ask questions at the same time. The stream will start at 6PM GMT/10AM PST on Feral Interactive's official Twitch channel. I'm very curious to see how the game will look like because trailers and screenshots aren't always that telling. It does look like the game will be a top notch mobile racing sim, and I really hope the developers knock it out of the park with this one...

If you're the kind of person who gets annoyed by vaguebooking, chances are this latest "announcement" by Nintendo isn't going to do too much for you. However, if you're the kind of person who loves to be teased along by video game marketing, boy do we have a treat for you. Nintendo has been tweeting various things from Pocket Camp since the game soft launched a few weeks ago, but today's tease surrounds the fact that the Animal Crossing fortune teller, Katrina, might have something mysterious in store for us soon:..

Our favorite Saskatoonians at Noodlecake have been up to something ultra rad in the frigid arctic wastelands of Saskatchewan. If you've spent any time online gaming, you've no doubt inevitably come across cheaters. It's just sort of a fact of life, and there's rarely a ton done in mobile to prevent it. There isn't really a mobile equivalent of PunkBuster or other popular anti-cheat PC software, so developers have been forced to roll their own tech which is often simply too huge of an undertaking for a small indie developer. Well, that's where the latest project from Noodlecake Labs comes in...

I was recently invited to visit the headquarters of Onion Games in Tokyo to have a sit-down interview with its founder, Mr. Yoshiro Kimura. Onion Games is the developer behind the recent arcade-puzzle game Million Onion Hotel [$3.99]. They also released the quirky RPG Dandy Dungeon [Free] earlier this year. While Onion Games is somewhat new in the scheme of things, their staff has deep roots in the Japanese game industry. Mr. Kimura's career alone stretches back more than two decades, and he's worked with and for companies such as Square Enix, Marvelous Entertainment, and Sony Computer Entertainment. Many of his games are considered cult classics in Japan thanks to their refreshing approach to what can often be a very conventional form of media...

On last week's SwitchArcade, we took a look at Bethesda's port of Doom, which is a great port with the potentially (for some) significant caveat that the overall graphical fidelity of the game is turned way down to make it run on the Switch. This had me pretty concerned for Bethesda's port of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, as while it is older, it feels like a "bigger" game and made sense to assume that similar sacrifices needed to be made. I'm happy to report that the Switch port of Skyrim is amazing. It's so good it makes me mad, which I'll get to later...

Out Now: 'RPGolf', 'Tower Fortress', 'Beat Street', 'Corporate Salmon', 'AdVenture Communist', '7 Wonders', 'Universal Paperclips', 'The Alchemist Code', 'Catan Universe', 'Ocmo', 'Shadows Remain' and More

Gather 'round children as we present a list of the best new iOS games of the past 7 days. And, like always, we've got a stacked list this week with more awesome looking games than anybody reasonably has time for. The literally years in development, almost mythical 7 Wonders has finally arrived, two different PUBG-likes from NetEase battle it out with Rules of Survival and Knives Out, and both RPGolf and Beat Street are some of the most fun I've had in a long time based on my brief experiences with them. Oh, and Shadow Fight 3 is set to arrive sometime in the next day. Too. Many. Games. Folks. So check out the full list below and let us know in the comments which games you're most excited about this week...

Injustice 2 [Free] players shouldn't be surprised to find out that today's 1.8 update has added all kinds of Justice League-related events and items, but that doesn't mean the additions aren't cool. The new update has added Justice League Batman, Justice League Aquaman, and Justice League Cyborg. And, of course, Mythic Wonder Woman is already in the game, ready to join the rest of the League. If you want to get your hands on these heroes, you can grab Aquaman and Batman through Arena Event rewards, which include a special Justice League Chest that should help you get those heroes a bit more easily...

Kobolds and Catacombs, Hearthstone's [Free] next expansion, is definitely drawing nearer, and Blizzard is starting to push the new expansion in all kinds of ways. First we got the Kobolds & Catacombs-themed Tavern Brawl earlier today, and now we also got Tale of the Fox Part 1, a narrative that will get players into the right mood prior to the new expansion's release. Tale of the Fox tells the story of (you guessed it) Marin the Fox. The story emphasizes the dangers and riches of the catacombs and all that Marin has to do in order to get the legendary axe Woecleaver, stashed in the catacombs alongside a very promising large chest. But, as one would guess given the expansion's theme, Marin has to brave Kobold architecture and "engineering" if he's to be successful...

Justice League, the film that brings together some of the most popular DC heroes, is about to hit movie theaters, and—as expected—it's also about to visit a few mobile games. Puzzle & Dragons [Free], the popular mobile puzzle game, will host three new character pairings in honor of the film: Batman and Cyborg, Superman and The Flash, and Wonder Woman and Aquaman (the last one is fan fiction waiting to happen). These three pairings will make their debut in the Justice League Collab Egg Machine, and players will also have the opportunity to fight against new DC villains as they battle through the new Justice League Collab Dungeon...

The original Space Marshals [$3.99] took the typically frantic dual-stick formula and injected a heavy dose of strategy and stealth gameplay into it, making it easily one of my favorite games of 2015. Then in August of last year developer Pixelbite released a sequel, which amped up the stealth elements and basically improved upon the original in every way. We loved Space Marshals 2 [$4.99] in our review and even awarded it Game of the Week upon release, and while a small content pack with some additional bonus levels was released back in March, I kind of figured that Pixelbite was finished with the game. Well, I was wrong! I was very happy to wake up to an update waiting for Space Marshals 2 which adds a new DLC pack centered around the character Ava. ..

Halfbrick's AR Thriller 'Shadows Remain' Releasing November 16th

The Australian developer Halfbrick is primarily known for its smash hit Fruit Ninja, but on November 16th the developer is bringing us a very different game called Shadows Remain [Free], an Augmented Reality thriller. As we talked about a few weeks back, Shadows Remain is hoping to push the gameplay possibilities of augmented reality and Apple's ARKit by allowing players to control the game's dynamic camera, shift perspectives, and solve various optical illusions. I'm hoping that Shadows Remain will be the first sign of AR-based gameplay maturing and becoming more than a gimmick. If the optical illusions idea works well, I can see this being an important moment in AR games...

The popularity of mobile games is pretty much undeniable, but no one knew they are also at the forefront of an intelligence war between Russia and the USA. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but screenshots from a specific mobile game, AC-130 Gunship Simulator, were actually used in the constant war between US and Russian intelligence agencies. Specifically, on the morning of November 14th, the Russian Ministry of Defense published multiple posts in Russian, Arabic, and English on its social media accounts that purported to show "irrefutable evidence" of US and ISIS collusion. The photos included showed aerial photos of military convoys, and the caption explained that the photos showed US units covering ISIS combat units to recover their combat capabilities, redeploy, and use them to promote American interests in the Middle East...

Blizzard is starting to warm us up for the upcoming Hearthstone [Free] expansion Kobolds & Catacombs with a Tavern Brawl that rewards players with a K&C pack. Treasure in the Catacombs is all about a race with premade decks. When you pick your class and start the Brawl, you and your opponent race to get 7 minions on the board combined, but the one who manages to reach 7 first gets an extra prize. The Quest reward is a Master Chest, like the one you get from the Legendary Marin the Fox. However, the one who gets to 7 first gets a Chest with 8 health and the opponent one with 4 health...

Check Out the First 6 Minutes of 'Sky' Narrated by thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen

One of the biggest surprises of 2017 for me was seeing thatgamecompany, the award winning studio behind such amazing games as Journey and the recently released on iOS Flower [$4.99], announce their newest game during an Apple event this past September. The game is called Sky and while it debuted on an Apple TV it's actually going to be fully universal with support for iPhone and iPad. In fact, being that the game is developed for mobile first, the entire thing has been designed around touchscreen controls and should largely be playable with just a single thumb or finger. While thatgamecompany has said that Sky is a "game about giving" and we knew there was a huge social component with other live players all playing inside the same world, we still don't really know a ton of details about what you actually do in the game. Well, the good folks over at IGN have posted a lengthy video narrated by thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen which shows off the beginnings of the game while he discusses some of the thinking that went into the design decisions in Sky. It's incredibly interesting, check it out...

New iOS Games on Our Forums: 'White Night', 'Tower Fortress', '7 Wonders', 'Ninja Tennis', 'Lineage 2', 'Universal Paperclips', Two NetEase 'PUBG' Knock-Offs and More

Another Wednesday morning release roundup is upon us, and between a ton of great iOS games and both Rocket League and Skyrim hitting the Switch this week I've officially got too much to play. But, before you hop into all these games this week, it's probably a good idea to observe today's made-up holiday: National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day is observed every year on November 10th and is an entire day dedicated to finally digging out that old jar of pickles that expired sometime in January and throwing it away. Or, heck, keep aging that old jar of mustard as an eternal science experiment, see if I care!..

Lineage 2: Revolution [Free], the mobile game based on the PC game Lineage 2, is now available on iOS and Android, and it's an ambitious game. The game is all about the Massive part of MMORPG, and it boasts the largest multiplayer gameplay ever on the platform, with real-time 20vs20 and 50vs50 battles (as well as 3vs3 and 5vs5). If you saw the TwitchCon stream last month, then you saw Conan O'Brien show off the game's 50v50 Fortress Siege, a frantic but fun game mode. The game's massive nature should help with player disconnects as well, since losing a few out of a group of 50 matters less than when you're playing as part of a smaller group...

Nintendo released their latest Feh Channel video earlier today, outlining the immediate future of their hit social RPG, Fire Emblem Heroes [Free]. The game has been a big success for the company, and it has even been nominated for Best Mobile Game at the upcoming Game Awards. One of the likely reasons for that success is in how much effort the development team has put into listening to the players and delivering solid updates every month. The next update is a particularly big one, and it's coming alongside a number of interesting events...

'Kirby' and 'Super Smash Bros.' Developer HAL Laboratory Releases First Smartphone Game 'Hataraku UFO' in Japan

HAL Laboratory, the Japanese developer that has worked closely with Nintendo for decades and brought forth such massive franchises as Kirby, Super Smash Bros., and the Earthbound/Mother series, have just released their very first smartphone game. It's called Hataraku UFO and it's the first product of their internal smartphone game development studio which they've dubbed HAL Egg. In the game you control a UFO with a retractable claw as you travel around helping people with tasks that are best suited to a floating object with a retractable claw. Stack ice cream sundaes, move cargo into the back of a truck, stack cheerleaders into a pyramid… there's seemingly no end to the usefulness of a floating retractible claw. It also doesn't hurt that Hataraku UFO is almost painfully adorable, as you can see in the official trailer for...

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