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Upcoming Platformer 'Yeah Bunny' Looks Very Cute

Yeah Bunny - which could also be called Bunny Suicides - is a cute upcoming platformer that looks fast and tricky, but in a good way. As you can see from the screenshot below - and from many other screenshots and gifs in our Upcoming Games forum thread, in Yeah Bunny you play as this cute while running bunny - insert Alice in Wonderland references here - that has to complete short levels while collecting every single key in order to make it to the next world. At the end of the each world, the bunny will have to take on a boss...

FIFA Mobile [Free] continues to offer event after event, and even though personally I couldn't really get into the game, I know many out there have been enjoying EA's offering. The latest event, in celebration of the Carnival, is called the Carniball. The event is running from today until March 6th, and it offers special Packs and Live Events that will offer the opportunity to unlock up to 7 Carniball Master Player Items. Opening Country-specific Party Packs will give you Mask and Confetti Tokens (appropriately) and more rarely Carniball-themed Payers. You'll open the Party Starter Pack you'll find in your collection to receive your first Carniball Broken Mask Players, and then completing their Plan will unlock a Masked version...




I love gaming-related podcasts because of all the inside looks and fun information the format can offer and the fact I can listen to it while doing other stuff. Supercell has decided to join the podcast party by creating an official podcast series for Clash Royale [Free] called Radio Royale. Radio Royale will be presented by game team members Cip - who's an artist - and Bangs - a programmer - and will be an ongoing chat about the game's development process. While we don't have information on future episodes, the creators plan to make Radio Royale's topics wide ranging and entertaining...

'Death Road to Canada' To Start Accepting Beta Testers from Our Forums Soon

Rocketcat Games' Death Road to Canada is definitely one of the games to keep a very close eye on, and pretty soon members of our forums will have a chance to check it out in beta. More specifically, after finishing development for other platforms, Rocketcat Games is now focusing on the game's iOS version, and Kepa Auwae has said that our forum members should start getting Testflight invitations probably over the weekend. While this plan isn't final yet, you should definitely go to our forum page and place your name in the Testflight hat...

So a funny thing occurred a few weeks ago. Games came out both for one of my favorite anime of all time and what is unconditionally my least favorite, both from the same publisher. One Piece is a consistently wonder- and adventure-filled story full of excellent world building, irreverent silliness and absurdity, interesting fights, and genuine heart. The other anime is empty wish fulfillment for 14 year old boys and is basically the anime for young teen male equivalent of Twilight. Relevance to this review? None whatsoever. Such is my hatred. Anywhosers! This is One Piece: Thousand Storm [Free], and its freemium elements are mighty, but it’s a pretty good time for fans...

'Albion Online' to Release on PC in July, Hopefully Mobile Version Won't be Too Far Off

We've been keeping a close eye on the development of Albion Online, the ambitious, sandbox, cross-platform MMORPG, and we finally have a PC release date; July 17th. Before you get too excited, keep in mind that the mobile release will come later - at least according to previous statements by the developers - but it's good to see that after quite a long beta period, the game development is coming to an end. We got to see the game at GDC 16, and it was very exciting to see such a complex game played on a tablet...

If you like your racing games fast, arcadey, and fun, check out the newly-released Rally Run [Free]. This free-to-play game initially looks like a runner all about line-changing, but because of the rally-appropriate drifting mechanic and the fact that you're racing to beat times rather than distance, there's more to do in Rally Run. There is also - of course - a nitro boost mechanic that rewards you for chaining boosts together. Each car has its own skills that make it run better on specific surfaces, which means you should be matching car to track. Of course, this kind of mechanic, along with car rarities, opens up all kinds of monetization pandoras' boxes...

Apps tend to go on sale around holidays, and well, there's a surprising number around this late February period. I mean, there was just Valentine's Day, President's Day, National Drink Wine Day, National Margarita Day, St. Patrick's Day is coming up, Eli's birthday, Fat Tuesday, Carnival, and more I'm sure I'm forgetting. So don't question why there's a bunch of games on sale and temporarily free right now, just go with it. It is National Chili Day today on the 23rd. If you haven't checked out Riverman Media's The Executive [$0.99] yet, shame on you, but it's $0.99 with MUL.MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL [$2.99] also out now. Some cool freebies include Nightgate [Free], Tap to Escape [$0.99], and "Hook" [$0.99]. Rush Rally 2 [$0.99] is $0.99 with a fresh new update. And then there's the Ys Chronicles sales and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite sale we've covered already. Here's a big ole list of games on sale to check out:..

The sliding-puzzle and Zelda-style adventure hybrid, Red's Kingdom [$2.99], is set to get its first major content update on March 2nd on both iOS and Apple TV. This update will feature some new obstacles and puzzle mechanics in new lands. A huge new island, and a small bonus island, will be included. A new nut indicator will help you get all your nuts in order. The Solas Orcale item will let you find all the hidden treasure. A few gameplay tweaks are inbound, too. Time has been increased on some tricky switches, the game timer now pauses when you pause, Use Hearts that you have obtained is now available in your bag, and a few bugs have been squashed...

'Monster Hunter Freedom Unite' on Sale for $6.99

February 23rd, 2017 11:00 AM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
$6.99 Buy Now

If you've been curious about Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [$6.99], but haven't had the incentive to check it out yet, then perhaps the game going on sale for $6.99 might be of interest to you. This is the cheapest that the game has been since July 2015, so you may not get another chance any time soon to pick this game up for cheaper than the $14.99 regular price for the game...

Futuristic Rhythm Game 'Arcaea' Looks Not For the Faint of Heart

Regular readers know that I have a long standing devotion to most rhythm games. As long as it has a cool theme, great music and smooth controls, odds are it’ll at least be fun to play. Arcaea from Iowiro looks to hit that trifecta with some an awesome art style combined with very up-beat songs and a nice twist to the traditional rhythm formula. Billed as a “Japan Arcade-inspired Rhythm Game,” Arcaea certainly looks like it has its roots in some of the classic arcade games of yore (particularly in terms of its music selection). However, as a title designed for mobile devices it’s easy to see some of the touch-specific gameplay elements at play. The most obvious being the hold-and-move mechanic being dubbed as Dimensional ‘Arc.’ ..

'Skullgirls' Mobile Game Soft Launch Happening in Spring, LINE Will Distribute Worldwide Release

If you recall, 2D fighting game Skullgirls had a mobile version announced in July 2016, with a beta test that happened that same year. However, the 2016 release wasn't met, but the game still lives. In fact, developer of the mobile version, Hidden Variable Studios, has announced along with publisher Autumn Games that Line will help distribute the game. Line has some success in the mobile gaming world with the Disney Tsum Tsum games, but this is obviously a bit different from those. Still, this is the Japanese mega-service and corporation branching out into western game publishing...

Out Now: 'The Warlock of Firetop Mountain', 'Dungeon Rushers', 'Chief Puzzle Officer', 'MUL.MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL', 'Puff', 'RPG Djinn Caster', 'Soul Knight', 'Die By Died', 'Toaster Swipe' and More

We've got yet another slammed week of new iOS game releases. Can I just have, like, ONE week where I can play through some stuff in my backlog? I seriously have considered taking vacation time just to do something like that. Anyway, it's a good problem to have, I guess. This week, the long-awaited digital adaptation of classic gamebook The Warlock of Firetop Mountain has arrived as has the Mi-Clos-published turn-based dungeon crawler Dungeon Rushers. The strangely-titled single-player take on Pong MUL.MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL has been well-received so far, and even though I'm not a huge RPG fan the action RPG Djinn Caster has really held my attention. Chief Puzzle Officer offers up some match-3 with heavy online multiplayer components, and Die By Died is probably the best Castlevania-style action platformer that I've played in quite some time. Oh, and don't forget about Soul Knight, which actually launched late last week but is so freaking good I had to make sure it made it on this week's list. There's just too much good stuff this week, so check out the full list of games below and let us know which games you'll be picking up in our Discord chat or in the comments section!..

The Skylanders franchise has made a ton of money for Activision, and even though the craze has definitely died a bit in the last couple of years, Skylanders continue to be ever-present. We've played a few Skylanders games on mobile, but most were ports rather than games developed specifically for mobile. Now, It looks like we are getting a Skylanders game developed specifically for mobile in early 2018. The game will be developed by Com2u,s and it won't be the usual toy-to-game kind of thing; instead, this one will be a turn-based RPG of sorts that will focus on real-time PvP...

Mini Metro [$2.99] is a fantastic game that has gotten rave reviews from both gaming outlets and people outside the gaming world. So, I'm pretty sure no one will complain that the game's latest update, which just went live, adds another way to play the game. The new Endless Mode has added the ability to play with your toy trains forever without having to stress about anything. You can either start playing the Endless Mode by continuing a normal game after the game ends or by selecting Endless from the mode screen. Here's your chance to drive trains and chill...

February 27th is a big day for Pokemon fans everywhere since it marks the day the very first Pokemon games launched in Japan. The year was 1996, and it became the starting point for the craze that is Pokemon games. In celebration of Pokemon Day, our favorite Pokemon mobile game, Pokemon GO [Free], will join in with one fun event. From February 26th at 1:00 PM PST to March 6th at 1:00 PM PST, any Pikachu you encounter while out hunting Pokemon will be wearing a festive party hat. If you manage to catch one of those hat-wearing Pikachu, he will keep his party hat forever, which is good for those who like collecting and bragging...

After a long and wind release on iOS caused by some last-minute delays, Chief Puzzle Officer [Free] is now available on iOS. While it is a match-3 game, the clever trick is that the game has real-time cooperative multiplayer. You and 3 other players are working together on the same board, making matches to trigger attacks against a single enemy. This forms the basis of the game, with AI allies in the singleplayer events to help ou out...

One of the thing I love about Hearthstone's [Free] Tavern Brawls is the ability to play with cards not in my collection, and this week's Cloneball - a repeat from June - let's me play with a ton of Legendaries, so what's not to like? Okay, there are some things that aren't great about this Brawl, but I'll come to that in a bit. Cloneball gives you a deck of random legendaries, each cloned four times. You also get multiple copies of Offensive Play, a spell that makes the next legendary card you play - and each of its other copies - cheaper by 3 mana. Deciding when to play that spell often makes the difference between winning and losing...

Mi-Clos Studio and Studio Goblinz have released their dungeon crawler Dungeon Rushers [$4.99] onto iOS. While the title makes it sound like some kind of RPG endless runner, it's nothing of the sort. It's a team-combat RPG that started out on PC before its eventual mobile beta test and now release on iOS and Android. The game has you uncovering a dungeon, tile by tile, searching for treasure, and either avoiding encounters...or engaging with them...

When it comes to action-RPGs, the Ys series from Nihon Falcom is one of the most reliable thrill-rides around. Focusing on fast-paced action and challenging boss fights, the Ys games have a feel quite unlike most other games in the genre. As you would expect with a series this long in the tooth, the worldwide releases have been handled by a number of companies. For mobile gamers, Dotemu has been the main face for the franchise. They've ported the PC versions of Ys Chronicles 1 [$2.99] and Ys Chronicles 2 [$2.99] over to smartphones over the last couple of years, and just today, they released a port of the awesome Ys Origin on Sony's PlayStation 4...

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