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Disney Infinity 3.0 for Mobile Announced – Finally with Star Wars Playable Characters

Disney Infinity 3.0 was just announced today with iOS and Android listed as a supported platforms. The big deal with this release is the support for Star Wars characters. No word on specifics for mobile yet — we’re hoping that 3.0 is where they open it up and add support for the base and physical characters to mobile (like Skylanders recently did).

More details on Infinity 3.0:

Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition now welcomes Star Wars™ to the ever-growing collection of Marvel, Disney and Disney•Pixar characters, stories and worlds. This fall, Join Forces with some of your favorite characters as you play in their galaxies in story-driven adventures inside Play Sets or create your own universe in the Toy Box! Disney Infinity is the only game franchise where fans can play with Disney, Disney•Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars™ characters together in one experience.

About the game:
• Three Star Wars Play Sets, one set in the timeline of Episodes I-III, the second set during the original trilogy, Episodes IV-VI, and the third available this winter based on Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™
• Additional Play Sets offering distinct gameplay and environments, including a Disney•Pixar Play Set based on the upcoming film Inside Out, and a Marvel Play Set featuring Hulkbuster Iron Man, Ultron, and other Marvel characters
• A fully enhanced Toy Box with two new multiplayer Toy Box Expansion Games, Toy Box Speedway (kart racing) and Toy Box Takeover (action-adventure)
• More figures of fan-favorite characters from across The Walt Disney Company, like Mickey and Minnie, Sam Flynn and Quorra from Tron: Legacy, Mulan and Olaf, among many others

Each of the Star Wars Play Sets offers distinct experiences, with varied gameplay, environments and characters. The Star Wars™: Twilight of the Republic Play Set takes place in the height of the Jedi’s powers, where players will use the Force™ and Lightsabers™ in epic battles and master their combat skills alongside Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Darth Maul. The Star Wars™: Rise Against the Empire Play Set will take players on galaxy-spanning missions with Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Darth Vader, piloting X-wing fighters or the Millennium Falcon to fight stormtroopers, or exploring and partaking in land-based missions on planets like Tatooine, Hoth, and Endor. Additionally, fans will have the unique opportunity to play with all of the Star Wars characters in all of the Star Wars Play Sets.

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Valve and Zen Studios Making Portal Pinball Table for Zen Pinball 2

The pinball experts at Zen Studios are teaming up with Valve to bring a Portal-themed pinball table to PC and mobile. Going by early screenshots, you can expect to see familiar (and blank) faces like GLaDOS, Wheatley, Chell, and a lot of blue and orange. The Portal table lands on May 25 as an add-on for Pinball FX2 and Zen Pinball 2.

Via Destructoid

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Cooped Up Review: Another Fine Bird From Nitrome

Nitrome continues to flash its pretty plumage. Its latest title, Cooped Up, is a climbing game that’s great fun despite its simplicity, according to Pocket Gamer’s review.

It might not be the biggest game that Nitrome has released, but Cooped Up fizzes with a lot of the majesty we’ve come to expect from the dev. It looks stunning, the animations are fantastic, and it’s simple to pick up and play.

Via Pocket Gamer

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Broken Age: Act 2 Walkthrough – Shay’s Story

Sometimes with these retro-style adventure games, the puzzles can be a little tricky (or make virtually no sense whatsoever). Pocket Gamer has your back. Here’s a walkthrough of Shay’s half of Part 2.

Via Pocket Gamer

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Gamezebo’s 7 Best iOS and Android Games of April

The month of April has come to an end, so it’s time to tally up the releases. Here are Gamezebo’s 7 best iOS and Android games of the month. You can read the full article here, with links to reviews and everything.

  • Spirit Lords
  • Tiny Guardians
  • DomiNations
  • Lifeline…
  • Broken Age: Act 2
  • Does Not Commute
  • Implosion – Never Lose Hope

Via Gamezebo

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Vainglory Enters the World of Esports

You read that right: The MOBA Vainglory will soon be an official esport. It’s almost like mobile gaming is becoming a legitimate thing (a drum we’ve been beating since the dawn of the App Store). From VentureBeat:

Developer Super EvilMegacorp has announced a partnership with e-sports organization ESL for the Vainglory Cup Series. Together, the two companies will put together a tournament for Vainglory (read our review), the multiplayer online arena battler for touchscreen devices, that starts May 13 in Europe. The finals take place June 14, and the winning team till get a cash prize as well as Shield tablets from Nvidia. This is Vainglory’s first official e-sports event, and it will go a long way toward proving that competitive gaming, which is expected to generate more than $450 million in revenue by 2017, is viable on tablets and smartphones.

Via VentureBeat

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Lost Souls: Enchanted Paintings is Currently Free

From time to time, publisher G5 makes a full game from its vast library free for a limited time. Right now that honor goes to Lost Souls: Enchanted Paintings. It’s a mystery/hidden object game that may not be totally distinct from many other G5 games, but sometimes familiarity is just what you’re looking for. Download the iPhone version here and/or the iPad version here.

Reviews via 148Apps:

Microgue Review: Distilled Dungeon Crawling

By all accounts Microgue is a winner of a bite-sized roguelike. 148Apps has chimed in with a glowing review of its own, saying:

The great thing about Microgue is that each playthrough is different as a result of randomized levels, though players improve their ability to make progress by learning how to manipulate enemies and the environment to their advantage. This makes Microgue satisfying as a result of learning rather than a game about accumulating experience or gear.

Via 148Apps

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The Best Star Wars Games on iPhone and iPad

It might be too late for May the fourth, but that’s okay because every day should be Star Wars day. With that in mind, Pocket Gamer has assembled a list of the best Star Wars games on iOS. Enjoy.

Via Pocket Gamer

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Basketball Showdown 2015 Review: Shallow but Fun

This flick-based basketball game has you and an opponent flinging as many basketballs into the same hoop as you can within a set amount of time. The player with the most points wins. From Pocket Gamer’s 6 out of 10 review:

Basketball Showdown 2015 is fun and handsome, but at heart it’s no different to any number of Flick Kick-a-likes that have flooded the App Store.

Via Pocket Gamer

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iPad Beta Testers Needed for Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon

Are you a Warhammer 40K fanatic? Slitherine might have use for you. The iPad version of Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon needs beta testers. If you’re interested, visit Slitherine’s page for more information. Take heed, you need to sign up for an account with the site before you can get involved with the beta.

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Platform Panic Getting New Levels Next Week

Platform Panic, one of Nitrome’s earlier games, is getting a big update on May 14. Keep an eye out for new enemies, new characters, and new levels. If you haven’t experienced the panic first-hand for yourself, now’s a great time to jump in. The game is free to download!

Reviews

Empires & Allies Review: Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

Zynga’s take on the Command & Conquer franchise is now on mobile. Gamezebo’s review claims it’s a solid strategy title, but with lots of the waiting around that’s typical of a free-to-play game.

[Empires & Allies’] combination of engaging gameplay and good looks should be a winner, and even if it gets lumped in with other strategy titles in the minds of mobile gamers, at least it should emerge as the first thing people think of when they hear its name. I think Zynga would like that.

Deals

Drop the Chicken is Now Free

Freeze, buddy – and drop the chicken. AppInTheBox’s popular puzzle game, Drop the Chicken, is now free to download. It was previously $0.99.

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Out Now: Grim Fandango Remastered

The Double Fine classic was remastered and rereleased for consoles earlier this year — now it’s out on iOS and Android (Google Play).

One of the most acclaimed adventure games of all time is now back, better than ever. Grim Fandango’s epic story of four years in the life (or death) of Manny Calavera, travel agent to the dead, has been remastered to look, sound, and control even better than when it won GameSpot’s Game of the Year award upon its original launch. Grim Fandango still stands as a classic of the genre, with unforgettable characters and unique combination of film noir and Mexican folklore.

Deals

The Ensign Free for Two Days

The Ensign from the same folks that brought us the amazing Dark Room is free for a couple days. It’s different, it’s interesting, it’s very intriguing, and it’s free.

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Hands-On Preview of Armadillo Gold Rush

If you put in any time with feature phone games back in ye olden days, you might remember a puzzle / action title called Armadillo Gold Rush. It’s getting an HD re-release soon. App Spy spent some quality time with the title, and it looks like the little puzzler holds up.

Via AppSpy

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Snake Rewind Arrives on May 14

Your monochrome Nokia dreams will be coming true on May 14, when Snake’s original creator, Taneli Armando, releases an updated version of the classic time-waster called Snake Rewind. The revamp retains Snake’s retro feel while adding in a whole whack of new features and challenges.

Via Pocket Gamer

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Out Now: Empires & Allies

Zynga’s empire-building / war-making game Empires & Allies is now ready for you to download on mobile. You can team up with your friends to conquer the world – for a little while, at least, since we all know how fickle alliances can be during war time. Empires & Allies is free to download.

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Nun Attack Is Now Free

Feeling a teensy bit sacrilegious? Frima’s tongue-in-cheek shooting game, Nun Attack, is now free to download. It usually goes for $0.99.

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Lonnie Plays Bouncy Bits

Thanks to Crossy Road (or possibly Minecraft, come to think of it), blocky games are all the rage now. This one is about bouncing through a colorful world, and Lonnie takes it for a spin. Watch to see how it plays (hint: it’s really hard).

Via YouTube

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