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Promising Team-Based Shooter 'Hero Hunters' Coming in 2018

Shooters on mobile can be hit or miss sometimes given the platform's limitations, especially when developers decide to go with first-person. Hero Hunters, by Hothead Games, is hoping to deliver a fun team-based shooter by focusing on third-person, cover-based action and adding some MOBA elements. Specifically, the game will come with 40 heroes, each with their own skills, of course, and you'll be able to switch between heroes at any point during the fight. With an extensive campaign mission, Hero Hunters should give those who enjoy single-player games plenty to enjoy (although not sure whether internet connection will be required)...

Playdead’s INSIDE [Free] has released early on the App Store. INSIDE was one of the few games that tipped us off on the new Pre-order system in place on the App Store. INSIDE is free to try and there’s a single full game unlock to play the full game. It is great to see Playdead bring their newest release to iOS albeit a while after other platforms. If you pre-ordered it, you should’ve seen a notification and the game should already be downloaded on your devices. Watch the 2016 trailer for INSIDE below:..




Being a series that has traded as much on story and dialogue as anything else, Ace Attorney has been able to get impressive mileage out of using the same basic structure for more than 15 years. The biggest change the formula has seen came with the 2009 arrival of the first official spin-off title in the franchise, Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth [Free]. Following Phoenix Wright's rival and sometimes-ally, Prosecutor Miles Edgeworth, the game virtually abandoned the courtroom in favor of focusing on the investigations themselves. Taking a form similar to a point-and-click adventure, fans of the series got to enjoy a whole new perspective on familiar characters and locations. The game did well enough to earn a sequel, but that game went unlocalized due to how late it arrived in the Nintendo DS's lifespan. With the main series picking up again on the 3DS, most fans assumed we had seen the last of Ace Attorney Investigations...

While originally released in Japan only on the Xbox 360, Steins;Gate [$11.99 / $11.99 (HD)] was ported to almost everything soon after. English speaking fans have had to wait a long time for an officially localized release. September last year saw English iOS fans finally get a chance to play the fantastic visual novel and it has been discounted today once again. Shaun reviewed it and you can read his review here. The only real downside to the English localization on iOS was that the iPad and iPhone versions needed to be bought separately and there is no universal release for it. The discounted price right now can help with that if you did want to get it for both iPad and iPhone. Watch the trailer for Steins;Gate [$11.99 / $11.99 (HD)] below:..

Along with tonight's absolute onslaught of new iOS game releases was a pleasant surprise: An iOS port of Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty [$7.99]. Originally released on the PlayStation 4 in the summer of 2014, it seemed like New 'n' Tasty flew under the radar for whatever reason. It was a total rework of the Playstation classic Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, which when released all the way back in 1997 was in the running for numerous game of the year awards. Other entries in the Oddworld universe include the sequel, Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus which improved upon the original in a number of interesting ways, and Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I never played Munch's Oddysee as it was released as a launch title on the original Xbox, which was a platform I got in on kind of late, missing most of the early games...

'Gorogoa' Review - Picture Perfect

'Gorogoa' Review - Picture Perfect

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December 13th, 2017 11:45 PM EST by Tasos Lazarides in $4.99, 5 stars, Games, iPad Games, iPhone games, News, Puzzle, Reviews, Universal
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Puzzle games are a dime a dozen on the App Store and most offer only slightly different iterations of the same ideas. Once in a while, though, you get some innovative puzzle games that introduce some intriguing ways of interaction, and Jason Roberts' Gorogoa [$4.99] is definitely one of those special games. Gorogoa gives players the ability to manipulate four panels, but the ways those panels can be manipulated are very clever and offer some surprises that I really enjoyed. I knew Gorogoa gave players the ability to interact with the overlays of the various illustrations, but I didn't expect it to do so in such inventive ways. Add to those smart interactions some truly gorgeous, hand-drawn art, and a mystical story, and you have a puzzle game that everyone who enjoys the genre should definitely grab. And if you have friends who like to debate whether video games are art, send them Gorogoa just to add more fuel to the fire...

Out Now: 'Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty', 'Life is Strange', 'FEZ - Pocket Edition', 'Gorogoa', 'Ace Attorney Investigation', 'Jumanji: The Mobile Game', 'Like a Boss!', 'Climby Hammer' and More

Welcome to another one of our roundups of all the new games of the past week, and what a strange week it's been. Apple introduced the ability to pre-order games in the App Store, and the first batch of games was a handful of high-profile ports and highly-anticipated mobile exclusives. We're seeing the first wave of pre-order games going live tonight with the arrival of Life is Strange and Gorogoa. Then out of nowhere FEZ, which has been supposedly coming to mobile for years now, popped up out of nowhere this morning. THEN, later on today Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty simialrly arrived out of thin air and is the 2014 remake of the original Oddworld. AND we've still got Playdead's Inside coming at some point in the next day or so. It's madness, I tell you! So check out the full list of games below and let us know which ones you'll be picking up if your wallet can handle it...

There's nothing better than getting into the spirit of the season, and by season of course I'm talking about new Star Wars movie season. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is hitting theaters this Friday (or rather Thursday night at midnight, if you're doing it right) and based on what I'm hearing from those who were fortunate enough to see it ahead of release it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. I'm incredibly excited to see it, and both Zen Studios and Aspyr Media are also excited it seems as they're getting in on the fun by offering some deep discounts on their Star Wars mobile games. First up is BioWare's absolute stone-cold classic RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic [$4.99]. ..

Arcade Boxing Game 'Prizefighters' is Launching Tomorrow, Official Trailer Released

Just about a month ago, developer Koality Games revealed their upcoming boxing game Prizefighters, which looked to take the simple and arcadey mechanics of Nintendo's classic Punch Out! series and marry them with a meatier experience in terms of character and career progression. Based on the many animated .gifs and info available in the game's forum thread, it looked like Koality was on track for something quite special with Prizefighters. Well, today we have learned that the game is finished and shipped off to Apple for approval, and if all goes accordingly we'll all be able to play Prizefighters when it officially launches tomorrow, December 14th. Koality has also released a proper game trailer for Prizefighters, check it out...

Play Russian Roulette With Friends for Money in 'Blind Luck'

Sometimes silly ideas can make for fun games if you add some kind of competitive element into the mix, and Blind Luck, the upcoming game recently posted in our forums, is doing just that. Blind Luck simulates the worst game you could ever play with a friend, Russian Roulette, and does it for in-game money. Specifically, you can challenge a friend or a random opponent into a game of Russian Roulette that has no cheats, power-ups, or anything that would dilute the experience. All you do is spin that barrel and try to survive longer than your friend. If you fail to do so, well, you face one of the many types of death, which the game's cute art makes even more entertaining...

Ankama's Drag'n'Boom [Free] is a pretty fantastic arcade game that we really liked in our review, and today it just got more content that should give you another reason to return to the game. The new update, which just went live, adds a new game mode with 50 new arenas that offer a different challenge from the original mode. This new mode has you fighting in a small arena of sorts, and after you take out the various troops, a mini-boss appears. Taking that one out gives you keys (that you can use to unlock new dragons), and doing so within the time limit gives you even more keys. Speaking of new dragons, the update has added 6 new dragons to play with, but you'll have to gather keys to unlock them...

'Fez - Pocket Edition' Review - A Great Game, and an Even Better Reason to Buy an MFi Controller

Originally launched back in April of 2012 on Xbox Live Arcade, Fez is a 2D platformer with puzzle elements that hinge around being able to rotate the game world in 3D space. Since its initial release Fez has been ported to practically every platform under the sun, and in the process has won an absurd amount of awards. Fez is one of those games that it really doesn't matter where you play it, as long as you're playing it somewhere. This morning Fez - Pocket Edition [$4.99] was released on the App Store, providing a fabulous opportunity for fans of Fez to experience this gem on to go, as well as folks who potentially never heard of the game to play it for the very first time...

Lineage 2: Revolution [Free] is a huge game with a huge player base, and now that huge player base is about to go to war (well, even more war). The game's first major update will add the Fortress Siege and Open Siege modes, which will let you slaughter each other at greater numbers than before. Fortress Siege—held every Friday from 20:00-21:00 PST—will have players enter a real-time, massive PvP battle between two clans. The Fortress Siege can host up to 50 players per clan, and the first to "imprint" on their opponents' Holy Artifact wins. In order to participate, clans have to first successfully bid on a desired fortress and then enter the battle against the clan defending that fortress. Bidding is held from 0:00-19:00 PST every Thursday, the day before the Fortress Siege. As you'd expect, winning gets you great rewards but even losing gets you Adena, EXP, and Proof of Blood...

Best New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Fez', 'Like a Boss', 'Climby Hammer', 'Shootout on Cash Island', 'Frog Souls', and Loads More

Well this is one heck of a weird week, we've already seen a bunch of great games pop up (Fez!!!), but the recent addition of pre-orders to the App Store has thrown a whole new wrench into the mix. We're expecting Life is Strange, Inside, Gorogoa, and some other surprises which haven't been announced yet to pop up on the App Store at some point tonight or tomorrow. That makes these posts a little odd, but that's sort of the constant state we're used to operating in around here. Oh, and it's both Ice Cream Day and National Cocoa Day, so be sure you celebrate by eating/drinking whichever is currently more appropriate for your climate...

For many years, you could set your watch to the output of Tin Man Games on the App Store. Their mission was to deliver gamebooks in the classic style, in the form of both real classics like the Fighting Fantasy books and entirely new works done in a similar style like the Gamebook Adventures series. In the last couple of years, the developer has tried their hand at experimentation, resulting in the lush board game-style adaptation of Warlock of Firetop Mountain [$4.99], the highly-entertaining Miss Fisher [Free] visual adventure, and the subscription-based branching story host Choices That Matter [Free]. Well, it's all come back around again, as their newest project is none other than Fighting Fantasy Classics...

We’ve been teased with FEZ for iOS beginning in 2012 when it was announced that 2013 would see Polytron’s FEZ hit more platforms. After that things were mostly silent until mid 2013 when ports were reconfirmed. The situation after that became dire and we didn’t hear anything about a mobile version of FEZ until earlier this year thanks to another teaser. Fast forward to today and FEZ Pocket Edition [$4.99] just hit the App Store as a universal game. FEZ is all about switching perspectives to solve puzzles while listening to Disasterpeace’s amazing soundtrack. Watch the trailer below:..

Layton's Mystery Journey [$7.99] is pretty great. Having originally debuted on the Nintendo DS, it took a long time to get a mainline entry on iOS. Level-5’s newest Professor Layton game released in July and it follows Katrielle Layton. She’s the daughter of Professor Layton who has gone missing. Shaun loved it a lot and you can read his review of it here. We even had it as our Game of the Week around release. ..

Depending on which areas of the Hearthstone-niverse you find yourself wandering in, chances are you've seen some pretty harsh criticisms of the way Blizzard has structured their Hearthstone [Free] esports over the years. Pro players often complained about the uncertainty of what it took to make it into different playoff events, rewards were really top-heavy, and a bunch of other super valid issues. When I've asked Blizzard about these things in the past, the answer is always some variation of, "Just wait to see what we announce for next year." Well, that announcement was here, and once again Hearthstone esports has been drastically shifted around, seemingly for the better. There's an entire visual guide to dig through, but here's the highlights:..

Ethereum-based Blockchain Game 'CryptoKitties' is Coming to Mobile

If you've been even remotely exposed to financial news in the last couple months, you've no doubt heard about cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin is the biggest, but there's also Litecoin and Ethereum in the spotlight (along with countless other altcoins). They're all exploding in value right now, and if you feel like getting on this completely ridiculous rollercoaster, the best way to do it is by signing up on Coinbase as their interface is a lot like just using an online bank. However, once you actually have some cryptocurrency, what do you do with it? For a lot of people, the answer is to hold it and watch it (rapidly) appreciate. For others, it's try to actually use your cryptocurrency as a currency, and one of the most hilariously absurd ways to do that right now is by getting involved in the browser-based game which is headed to mobile, CryptoKitties...

Good news, fans of the turn-based strategy RPGs Demon's Rise [$7.99] and Demon's Rise 2 [$7.99]. Both games have been updated for the iPhone X and the infamous notch, so if you have one of those newfangled devices, you should enjoy the games better now. The update has also continued to improve screen controls on both games, a process seemingly never-ending (which is not a bad thing). Updating a game for the iPhone X can be a bit of a pain, but I had no doubt Wave Light Games would get it done and fast given the developer's habit of keeping the games up-to-date...

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