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WWE 2K Coming to Mobile this Spring

The Wrestlemania afterglow hasn’t quite died down yet, so a lot of wrestling fans will be happy to learn 2K is bringing a new wrestling game, WWE 2K, to mobile this spring. The game is supposed to feel like a “natural compliment” to WWE 2K15 for consoles.

The simulation-based game will feature a playable roster of your favorite WWE Superstars, from modern day warriors like Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan to venerated legends like Hulk Hogan and Sting, as well as a Create-a-Superstar mode. Gamers will gain ground by mastering their virtual grappler’s comprehensive move sets in three different match types, each of which features full ring entrances for the competing Superstars. Their challenges will then keep coming in Career Mode or from their friends in the form of Live Multiplayer Matches.

Previews via YouTube:

NaturalMotion / Zynga’s Next Big Game, Dawn of Titans Soft Launched in Saudi Arabia

YouTube user JD Gaming has posted up a few minutes of gameplay from the newly soft launched NaturalMotion game, Dawn of Titans. You can grab it here if you have an account is Saudi Arabia. Or, here’s how to create an iTunes account without a credit card in another country.

Via YouTube

Updates

Crossy Road Gets “UK & Ireland” Update

Blimey! The UK & Ireland update for Crossy Road is ready to go. Now you can try your luck at randomly drawing one of several new characters from the Grey Lands of Drizzle, including a Royal guard, a chimneysweep, and some fish n chips (yes, you read that right). Of course, you can also buy the newcomers for $0.99 USD each.

There’s another notable character in the update: The Dress. You know. The Dress. The one that’s white and gold. Er, blue and black.

The update is already on the App Store, though it’s not yet on Google Play.

How-Tos via Gamezebo:

The Trace Walkthrough

By all accounts, The Trace is a winner. This mystery adventure game puts you in the (gum)shoes of a detective on the case of a murder, but you’ll have to be wily to solve it. If you’ve been playing it and you’ve found yourself stuck, or would just like a little extra hand, be sure to check out this Gamezebo walkthrough.

Via Gamezebo

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Namco Bandai Pulls Katamari, Pac-Man, and Other Games from the App Store

Namco Bandai has performed a cull on some of its games on the App Store, eliminating certain titles and their sequels. The Katamari games are gone, as is Ridge Racer and Noby Noby Boy. No reason for the takedowns has been given.

Writing in the iTunes descriptions for certain games, Namco says “We regret to inform you that service for this application will be terminated as of 3/30/2015.”

Additionally, the firm points out that “items already purchased may be used until service termination,” and that “upon service termination, guarantees of operation no longer apply.”

Via Pocket Gamer

Previews via Touch Arcade:

Steamworld Heist Turn-Based Strategy Game Coming to Mobile

Steamworld Heist, a 2D strategy game from Image & Form, is set to arrive on a plethora of platforms. Add “mobile” to the list. The game is a successor to the excellent platformer / digging game Steamworld Dig, which likewise features run-down robots scrabbling to survive a hostile environment. Look for Steamworld Heist sometime this fall.

There’s plenty of reason to get excited about this – SteamWorld Dig was much-beloved, and this is looking like it’s delivering a neat take on tactical gameplay by being side-scrolling, and using some skill-based elements, like aiming specifically at targets.

Via Touch Arcade

Updates

Bean Dreams Update Includes New Levels, Metal Effects

Bean Dreams, an excellent 2D platformer centered around jumping (moreso than most platformers, of course) just received a big 2.0 update. Look for new levels, new ninja moves, and awesome metal-like effects that should make you jump for joy. Bean Dreams is all yours for $2.99 USD.

Previews via 148Apps:

Finger Derpy Coming Later This Month

Thoroughbred racehorses. Such beautiful animals. Until you remove their legs and replace them with fingers. Finger Derpy is a tapping game that challenges you to keep your steed on a straight path by tapping your device’s screen with the proper rhythm. Needless to say, it’s harder than it sounds. Look for the game later this month.

If you can tap your fingers with the proper timing your horse will run straight. Tap out of sequence and your horse will run around as if trying to perform an interpretive dance of derpyness. There’s a party mode for four players, or a single player infinite horse race mode where your horse is trying to “escape” the finish line.

Via 148Apps

Out Now

Out Now: Marvel Mighty Heroes

DeNA has globally released their real-time co-op battler set in the Marvel world.

It’s time to suit up and fight the forces of evil in this REAL-TIME 4-PLAYER CO-OP brawler! No true hero can ever do it alone, so you’ll be smashing and blasting with an all-star cast of Marvel Super Heroes like CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON MAN, STAR-LORD, THE HULK, SPIDER-MAN, DR. STRANGE, THOR, BLACK WIDOW…and over one hundred MORE!

Out Now

Glu Releases Tap Sports Baseball 2015

Glu updated Tap Sports Baseball for the 2015 season. It’s out now, just in time for opening day next week!

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Dragon Blaze Coming Next Month

Mobile action RPG Dragon Blaze is already a smash hit in Japan, and it’s getting an English release courtesy of Gamevil. The localization is due to hit mobile sometime next month. Meanwhile, you can pre-register for some useful items.

Dragon Blaze is a side scrolling role playing game where players lead a team of heroes in battle, joining other players’ characters. The game also features special abilities and items which are rather helpful in battle.

Via Touch Tap Play!

Out Now

Out Now: The Quest Keeper

The Quest Keeper is an interesting mix between an RPG and the hit arcade-style hopper, Crossy Road. Only instead of surviving against cars and trains, you need to test your  mettle against spiders and knife-traps.

The Quest Keeper is free to download on the App Store and Google Play.

How-Tos via Gamezebo:

Fast & Furious Legacy Tips, Cheats, and Strategy

If you’re playing the Kabam game Fast & Furious Legacy, you might be interested in getting a little help from someone who’s been there and done that. Gamezebo has been there and done that, and is here to help. Check out their tips and strategies here.

The three different kinds of racing take slightly different skills. The simplest is drag racing, which is all about timing. The trick to getting a great start is revving the engine until the needle is in the launch zone, then tapping the ‘Launch’ button just when the countdown is complete. After launch, all you need to do is tap to shift right before the RPM needle hits the red for best results. Don’t forget to tap the nitrous for an extra boost of speed if needed.

Via Gamezebo

Reviews via 148Apps:

Escape from the Pyramid Review: Fantastic Auto-Running

Looks like the game of ancient Egyptian auto-running is actually really good! 148Apps has reviewed it and awarded it 4.5 out of 5 stars. Read the full review here.

It takes a special combination of mechanics and design to make a platformer feel intuitive, challenging, and fast, but also rewarding.Escape from the Pyramid- for the most part – achieves this. There are few games like it that can make a perfect run on a level feel so gratifying.Escape from the Pyramidis a fantastic game because of its great sense of style, speed, control, and challenge.

Via 148Apps

Videos via YouTube:

Lonnie Plays Fast & Furious: Legacy

Are you prepared for the mega action movie Furious 7, releasing on April 2? Of course you’re not. You can’t possibly be. But Fast & Furious 7 has launched on iOS and YouTuber Lonnie is on the case. Watch him get a load of this game and talk about it (without taking a breath).

Via YouTube

Interesting via Touch Arcade:

Hearthstone May Come to iPhone April 9

This is far from confirmed, but some sleuthing data-miners have looked into the nitty gritty of the Hearthstone iPad app and found some clues that point toward the game going universal on April 9. Or April 2. We’ll see. You can read the details at Touch Arcade here.

Now, before you go accusing us of reading internet tea leaves here, consider this-Goblins vs Gnomes was data mined in the same way which revealed the Android version of Hearthstone. Goblins vs Gnomes launched a few days later on December 8th, then the Android version of Hearthstone was released a week later on the 15th.

Via Touch Arcade

Interesting via 148Apps:

How the Apple Watch Might Change iOS

148Apps has some interesting speculation about how the impending release of the Apple Watch might change iOS as we know it. For starters, we could see a shift where the Apple Watch is used for “serious” tasks like messaging and email, while the iPhone becomes more of an exclusive gaming device.

Since so many people will be sporting the iPhone/Apple Watch combo, we’ll definitely have more cross-functionality options. Sharing information like work files, images, contact info, and so on will be almost disturbingly quick and easy since you’ll be able to use your Apple Watch to transfer whatever you need from your iCloud or Dropbox to a friend’s or coworker’s.

Via 148Apps