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First Look at Mevius Final Fantasy in Motion

Much-hyped RPG Mevius Final Fantasy finally gets a video showing off what the game looks like in motion. It’s only 13 seconds of footage from a Unity 5 highlight reel, but it looks quite nice. Mevius Final Fantasy is coming to iOS and Android in Japan this spring. A Western date, if one is coming, hasn’t been announced yet.

News via Gamezebo

Paris Hilton Mobile Games are Coming

Move over, Kim Kardashian. Socialite Paris Hilton is getting her own series of mobile games.

“Paris Hilton is one of the world’s most recognized names and we are thrilled to be able to collaborate with her on mobile gaming titles,” said Animoca Brands CEO Robby Yung. “With Paris’s eye for what’s hot in the latest trends, and our experience at making popular mobile games, we are confident that consumers around the world will be receptive to Paris Hilton mobile games and themes.”

Interesting via Pocket Gamer

Apple Rejects Buzz Aldrin’s Space Program Manager

Buzz Aldrin’s Space Program Manager, a game about space exploration and the “Space Race” of the ’50s, is already a hit on Steam. Mobile ports are incoming, but the iOS version was rejected because astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s name is attached to the game – even though he had a hand in making it.

We know that Apple is touchy when it comes to real people, companies, and countries being depicted in games. The reason for this is revealed in its App Store guideline 14.1.

It reads: “Any App that is defamatory, offensive, mean-spirited, or likely to place the targeted individual or group in harm’s way will be rejected.”

That’s quite sensible thinking even if it restricts some creativity, and Apple recently used it to reject a game that satirized North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un(before accepting it a little later on).

But this ruling shouldn’t apply to Space Program Manager.

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The Banner Saga is On Sale for $4.99 at the App Store

Critically-acclaimed strategy RPG The Banner Saga is currently on sale at the App Store for an undetermined amount of time. Touch Tap Play!’s Francesco gives it a hearty recommendation.

The game published by Stoic can now be purchased on the App Store for $4.99 instead of the usual $9.99. This is an excellent price, considering how good the game is, so make sure to take advantage of this deal as soon as possible as it will not be available for much longer.

Updates via AppAdvice

‘Asphalt 8: Airborne’ Get an Update

One of the best free racing games around has just received an update that brings a handful of new features. If you like arcade racing games (and car decals), check it out here. According to AppAdvice:

First up, Gameloft has added a highly requested featured – car decals – so gamers can further customize their vehicles… The updated app, version 1.8.0, also brings a redesigned garage and a new car collection.

 

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Touch Tap Play! Publishes Tips for Heavenstrike Rivals

Need a hand with Square-Enix’s strategy RPG Heavenstrike Rivals? Touch Tap Play! has a guide that should help you get a strong start.

Heavenstrike Rivals is a tactical trading card game where you get to amass an army of capable soldiers through magical cards. We’ll help you build the ultimate deck and fight back the Fallen with our Heavenstrike Rivals cheats, tips and tricks strategy guide!

Interesting via Gamezebo

Gamezebo Posts its Picks for Best Mobile Games of February 2015

Gamezebo has posted its choices for February’s strongest mobile titles. Topping the list is Alto’s Adventure, the serene and gorgeous snowboarding game that’s all about flipping, grinding, and chasing llamas.

Sure the gameplay was familiar, but Alto’s Adventure was as much an environmental experience as it was a game. Day/night cycles, forests, and the sounds of swooshing down the slopes made this one of the most beautiful mobile games we’ve seen in ages.

Updates via Touch Arcade

Big Update Coming to Siralim RPG

Siralim, a roguelike RPG for iOS and Android, is getting a big 2.0 update that will upgrade the game significantly. This is the first update in a while for Siralim, which has updated every week until recently.

The game has been a regular fixture in our weekly “Update Mondays” feature, but I recently noticed that there hadn’t been any updates in almost two months. For any other game, that wouldn’t be odd, but for Siralim, I can assure it’s not normal. It turns out there’s a good reason for that, however. The developer has been working on a big 2.0 update to the game, and it’s due to hit iOS as early as next week. It’s described as “absolutely game-changing in every way”, and looking at the list of improvements, I can’t disagree.