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If you've been awaiting the arrival of that Marvel beat 'em up game, no not THAT one, THIS one, then wait no longer: DeNA has just officially launched Marvel Mighty Heroes [Free] in the App Store and on Google Play. The game was originally announced back in February, and entered soft-launch just under a week ago. That's probably one of the quickest soft-launch periods I've ever seen, but hey, I'm not complaining. ..

NimbleBit Makes the Word Game a Real Game with Hex Grids in Upcoming 'Capitals'

NimbleBit's next game is coming soon – the team has just announced Capitals, a word game that's coming soon to iOS. The team is trying to keep a lot of details close to the vest with the game, but having played it, it's kind of like Letterpress [Free] in that it's a multiplayer word game with Game Center multiplayer, but taking place on a hex grid. However, there's an interesting strategic component to it with the capitals that makes it not just about forming big words, but where the tiles on the board actually are. Also, because of the hex grid, it's a real game, tell all your friends!..

'Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities' Preview: As Creepy As You Want It To Be

If anticipation for a game can be measured by the conversation it generates, then over six thousand comments in a Touch Arcade forum thread would suggest that Canadian developers Psychoz Interactive have got a sure-fire hit on their hands with Forgotten Memories. We got our hands on an advance copy of the survival horror game, and chatted with the game's director Georges Paz...

'Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions' Review - Witness The Power of This Fully Operational Battle Platformer

Are you ready to stand up against the Empire and join the rebels? Become a galactic hero in Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions [Free]; a full paced action platformer based on the new Star Wars Rebels animated series which is set 5 years before Episode IV of the movie franchise. Blasters, light sabers, mines and vehicles in a side scrolling platform action adventure... there’s finally a Star Wars game on the app store worth savoring...

Not all runners are created equal. Some are endless, others are finite, but for the most part, we can agree that they fit the mobile platform due to their simplistic controls. Escape from the Pyramid [$1.99] is another game that both benefits and suffers from its simplicity...

A Beginner's Guide to 'Vainglory’s' Celeste

March 30th, 2015 9:00 PM EDT by Eric Ford in Free, Games, Guides, MOBA, News
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Now that the folks at Super Evil Megacorp recently unveiled their next hero to its mobile MOBA, Vainglory , we thought we'd take the time to give folks a closer look at the last hero to debut for the game, Celeste. We’ve been playing (and thankfully, mostly winning) matches with her for quite awhile now and thought we’d lay down some general tips on how to best utilize her...

'Arcane Tower' Roguelike From 'Power Grounds' and 'Amber Halls' Developer Releasing in April

Diego Cathalafud has done a couple of rad roguelikes for iOS so far: if you're a fan of turn-based roguelikes or something like The Nightmare Cooperative [$3.99], check out Amber Halls [$1.99] and Power Grounds [$0.99]. Now, he's completing his 'roguelike trilogy' with a new game releasing this April, called Arcane Tower. In this turn-based roguelike, you control a wizard who's fighting off monsters to reach the top floor of a tower. You can pick up spells to help fend off monsters, but only 3 spells per floor can be picked up, with a total of 4 inventory slots...

Promising Local Multiplayer Game 'Dual' Releases This Week

Chicago developer Sebastian Gosztyla has been making a really cool local-multiplayer game called Dual, and he's finally releasing it onto the world this week. You and another person play each other head-to-head with your devices in close proximity. The main Duel mode has you trying to take each other out, with the catch being that the other player only exists on their own screen, so you're looking at their screen and trying to take them out, tilting to move, and tapping to fire, with the ability to charge up shots. Defend mode has you and the other player working together, trying to protect the middle section between your two devices from invaders, with the ability to swipe to change direction at enemies coming from your body to the middle. The game is a universal app, and will adapt the size of the playing field to try and account for the myriad screen sizes...

Retro Dreamer's 'SBACEBALL' is Space Baseball, Coming Soon to Mobile

While part of Retro Dreamer is working on their desktop game Monsters and Monocles, Gavin Bowman of the long-time iOS developer has been keeping the mobile side of things ticking for the three-person team, with games like the amusing Cheesy Munch [Free] being cranked out by him. One of the games he's been working on is SBACEBALL, which has been playable online in an early version, but now it's coming to iOS soon. The game is very simple: you try to hit a baseball that drops down from above, and have to time it so that it goes through one of three rings on the right side. Hitting it straight is easy; the timing to get it above or below is not...

And just like that, the trickle became a flood and all 31 cards from Hearthstone's [Free (HD)] upcoming adventure Blackrock Mountain have been revealed. Blizzard revealed the last 14 cards today on its Twitch stream, and there are definitely some gems...

'Discover O' Will Test Your Reflexes and Color Perception Next Week

Discover O is a challenging casual game that's coming soon, and don't let its colorful exterior fool you: it's going to be a tough game to do well at. The goal is to swipe a colored orb in the direction of its matching color, in one of the four cardinal directions. This starts off easy enough, as the colors start off somewhat distinct from each other. Soon, the positions of each color change. Then, the colors start to become different shades of each other, to where you have to make a quick decision as to whether that light pink or medium pink is the right one, while also figuring out which direction is which. This probably isn't a game for people affected by colorblindness, but this is also a game where color is intrinsic to the game and to the challenge. According to the developers, "Discover O becomes infinitely more difficult if you are colour blind. BYOF Studios is sorry!"..

Fresh Off of WrestleMania, 2K is Making a Full-Fledged 'WWE 2K' for iOS

When we did our big WrestleMania post, one of the things that was lacking was an actual WWE game where you could just fight with normal human WWE wrestlers in the ring. WWE is already pretty out there, but something a bit more grounded was lacking. Well, good news: 2K has just announced that they're bringing WWE 2K to the App Store this spring. This is based off of WWE 2K15 and similar games, where you can play as a series of modern and classic wrestlers, along with Create-a-Superstar mode. There will be authentic ring entrances, three match types, a career mode, and live multiplayer matches...

The Long-Awaited 'Forgotten Memories' Will Finally Bring its Survival Horror to the App Store Next Month

Forgotten Memories is a game that has been kicking around in some form of production since at least 2009, as you can tell from the 600-page forum thread chronicling the game. You may have thought this was vaporware, never to be seen again. You thought wrong, as Psychoz Interactive is at last bringing their episodic survival horror game to the world on April 23rd. Inspired by the '90s games that brought the genre to prominence, you'll be playing as Rose Hawkins, waking up in a strange place as she looks for a girl named Eden. Check out the trailer for Episode 1 below, with the URL "eEeevL," which seems like a premonition:..

'Star Wars Rebels' Table Heading to 'Zen Pinball' and 'Star Wars Pinball'

We were very pleasantly surprised with Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions [Free], our Game of the Week pick last week, both because it's a really good action platformer and because it utilizes the Star Wars license really well. Along that same line, Zen Studios has always done a wonderful job of bringing Star Wars (and many other massive IPs) to the world of pinball, and they're keeping that train rolling while getting in on the Star Wars Rebels action with a new table coming soon to both the Zen Pinball [Free] and Star Wars Pinball [$1.99] apps. Here are a couple of screens from the new table...

Zombie-Obstructing Endless Runner 'Corridor Z' Hits the App Store This Week

If you recall, we posted a while back about Corridor Z, a sort of reverse take on the endless runner: instead of watching behind-the-back of a runner, you're running toward the screen, trying to take out zombies that are chasing after you by throwing down obstacles as you run across them, making turns as they happen, and picking up weapons to take out zombies. It's an interesting twist on a very familiar genre, as while the core of "swipe to survive" is the same, the premise makes it feel different. The good news is that Corridor Z will be making it out worldwide this Thursday, April 2nd...

'Earthcore: Shattered Elements' Preview - "Risking" a Change

Touchscreens and Collectible Card Games (CCGs) have been enjoying a great relationship the last few years with the App Store featuring games like Might and Magic: Duels of Champions, Solforge, Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers, and the current King of the Mountain, Blizzard's Hearthstone. I've recently been playing a bit of Earthcore: Shattered Elements [], a new CCG by Polish Independent Developers Tequila Games currently in soft-launch, and I think it's going to be an intriguing addition to iOS CCGs...

'Cubic!' Promises 'Threes'-Esque Gameplay with a Defense Game Twist

Unfortunately, the first games to iterate on Threes [$1.99] were unfortunately regressive 2048 games. But as time goes on, we start to see developers adapting things from Threes into their own unique experiences. That's what Cubic! is going to try and do this week when it releases. It's kind of like Threes but with a defense game twist. You're trying to protect the center square from invading numbers, with a number tile spawning in the center square each time. Each time a number tile moves, it increases in number, and when two tiles meet, they combine, and if they're opposite numbers, then the higher tile subtracts the lower tile's number from their tile...

'REBUS - Absurd Logic Game' Review: Buy Coins To Solve Over-Hard Puzzles

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March 30th, 2015 12:30 PM EDT by Andrew Smith in 3.5 stars, Free, Puzzle, Reviews
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The name won't mean anything to people in many countries, so to explain, rebus are words or phrases represented by pictures. Historically they were used to represent surnames on coats of arms, but nowadays you're more likely to encounter them as obscure puzzles, also known as dingbats...

Y'know, Paperboy is a game that we just don't see enough iterations on. Heck, even the mobile versions of Paperboy are long-gone from the App Store. Thankfully, Pie in the Sky [$2.99] is there to deliver on your "tossing things out of a window while trying to stay alive" cravings, while also being about putting rainbows on a pizza. You take off in your car which has the ability to escape orbit, and fly through space, dodging asteroids and the like by tilting, before reaching the neighborhoods, where you must toss pizzas to the houses that demand them, in order to get points and money...

Another Hearthstone [Free (HD)]Tournament has ended as the Viagame House Cup #2 Hearthstone Tournament crowned its champion last night and, in a surprising twist, the two finalists didn't come from the 8 pro players invited to the Tournament but, rather, from the only 2 qualifiers to make it into the playoffs out of the 8 who qualified for the Tournament. The final was between Sheng Yuan "Roger" Luo and Frederik (Hoej) Nielsen. Hoej defeated Roger with 4-2 to win the title of Champion and, along with it, $10,000 and 100 Hearthstone World Championship (HWC) points. Hoej's domination came after a very rough start as he lost 0-3 to last year's Champion, Aleksandr "Kolento" Malsh, and was close to being eliminated when he found himself 0-2 down in an Elimination match...

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