In the mobile gaming world all of the attention is focused on San Francisco for the Game Developers Conference, but that hasn't stopped EA from launching one of its biggest games of the year. Fight Night Champion, EA's new boxing game, is now available for iOS devices.
Game Dev Story was one of our favorite little-known titles from all of last year. It's wonderful blend of quirky humor and addictive gameplay grabbed us and didn't let go for days. Now, the game's developer, Kairosoft, has released a follow up to Game Dev Story titled Hot Springs Story.
By this time next week, this space will be taken over with iPad 2 news and reviews, but we've got rumors, oh yes, we've got rumors. Plus, a whole bunch of other cool stuff in the mix. Are you excited for Thunderbolt? Just the idea of that kind of speed makes us want to upgrade. How about you?
Late Thursday, New York-based developer comiXology released its free PullList app for iOS. The app allows comic fans to create virtual pull lists, or pre-order comics for pick up from comiXology-connected local stores.
"The PullList App was created as a great discovery tool for new comics because it provides complete transparency into what’s being pulled on a weekly basis exposing comic fans to new titles that may be of interest to them," said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology.
An ominous new trailer has appeared for an unknown upcoming iPhone game from the developer RedLynx that teases that it will have 1000 days of gaming content. It's unknown exactly what is meant by this strange announcement, but the trailer seems to suggest that it's some kind of incredibly ambitious downloadable content plan. Or perhaps some type of new procedural generation of levels that creates new content daily.
"Shadow Vanguard" may be a pretty over-the-top name for a game that's essentially about cops, but then again "Rainbow Six" is already a pretty strange name to begin with. Goofy names aside, Gameloft has revealed some of the first ever screenshots of the game in action, and it's looking absolutely fantastic.
The last time there was a sale like this we mentioned that there was no good reason for ever buying another game for more than 99 cents again in February. It appears we were wrong. There may never be another good reason for paying more than 99 cents for an App Store game. The list of awesome titles Gameloft is offering up for less than a buck is truly bonkers.
A couple of days ago we received a confirmation from Square Enix that the rumors surrounding the iOS release of Final Fantasy III were true. The original Final Fantasy III never came to the United States (except for the 2006 Nintendo DS remake), so every opportunity RPG fans get to play it is a cause for celebration. However, despite the confirmation there was still one small hole left in the story that we were left wondering about: what version of Final Fantasy III will the port be based on?
Late last week, some rumors began to circulate that Final Fantasy III would soon be getting an iPhone port. However, that's where the news stopped. Two problems arose: A) the news was based off of a scan of a japanese magazine that nobody could read to confirm the news, and B) nobody knew whether the game (if it existed at all) was coming to territories outside of Japan. Today Square Enix offered an official word on the matter, and we can all rejoice in the knowledge that one of the lost Final Fantasy games will find its way to North America on the iPhone.
If you're unfamiliar with Minecraft, suffice to say that it's one of the most unlikely success stories the world of gaming has seen in the past decade. This extremely low-budget, low-fi open world hit has now racked up more than 1.3 million downloads, and that's before the game has technically even released yet (the game is technically still in beta.) Today we got the exciting news from Markus Persson, the founder of Minecraft's developer (Mojang) that Minecraft will be releasing on iPhone and iPad "sometime later this year."