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Mobile Gaming is Growing, Growing, Growing

The mobile games market is huge, and it’s still expanding rapidly, especially in Asian territories. Digi-Capital believes mobile gaming’s software revenues may reach $45 billion by 2018.

The firm predicts that mobile gaming revenue will hit $29 billion this year, increase to $45 billion by 2018, as gaming software reaches $88 billion this year, and $110 billion in 2018. Do the math: that means that mobile gaming is possibly going to encompass a bigger portion of the gaming revenue pie in the coming years.

Via Touch Arcade

Interesting via Siliconera:

Terra Battle Getting a Console Release

Mistwalker’s Hironobu Sakaguchi is a bit surprised at the success of his battle / puzzle game Terra Battle, which has seen over two million downloads since its release. A recent interview with Japan’s Famitsu magazine revealed he’s working on a console release of the game. Though he’s not sure about all its features yet, it probably won’t be a port of the mobile title.

“I feel that it could be interesting if we even go with something using virtual reality, or it could also be fun if it can somehow connect to the next-generation in some way.”

Via Siliconera

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Capcom Changing Sexualized Female Character Designs in Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighter

Capcom recently received some flack for certain augmentations performed on female Ghostbusters in its puzzle / battle game, Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighter. Not to say the enhancements are exclusive to the Ghostbusters; even androgynous characters like Gozer received an upgrade. Capcom will be scaling things down a bit in response to the criticism.

A representative from Capcom told Pocket Gamer, “we will be revising the character art with more modest Ghostbusting appropriate attire.”

Via Pocket Gamer

News via Touch Arcade:

Britney Spears is Getting a Mobile Game

Pop star Britney Spears is the latest starlet to keep up with the Kardashians through her own mobile / social game. It’s being put together by Glu, and we can likely expect lots of (digital) parties and socializing as we flit from place to place with Britney and whichever tiny dog she happens to be toting in-game. More details are forthcoming.

Via Touch Arcade

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Forgotten Memories Gets An Easy Mode

Having a bit of trouble with the survival horror game Forgotten Memories? Well, who said survival in a hostile environment was supposed to be easy? Nevertheless, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, a new update lets you try out an “easy mode.” Said mode gives you unlimited flashlight power, unlimited saves, more ammo, more stamina, and easier enemies.

Via Pocket Gamer

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Jurassic World Review: A Worthwhile Experience

Jurassic World mixes park building with dino-on-dino combat. If that’s the kind of thing you’re after you’ll definitely want to give it a look. From 148Apps’s 4 out of 5 star review:

Much has been streamlined this time around. You still have to hatch dinosaurs and clear away the overgrown portions of Isla Nublar, but you won’t also have to spend time and resources removing rocks and other debris after you’ve already cleared an area. You also don’t have to worry about juggling two separate types of food for your critters – this time there’s just one food source that covers both herbivores and carnivores (this is a lot more awesome than it sounds).

Via 148Apps

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Battle Odyssey Review: Well Matched

Gamezebo liked Battle Odyssey a bit more than Pocket Gamer did. Gameloft’s attempt at a match-3 infused RPG looks great and plays great, despite its free to play trappings. From Gamzebo’s mostly positive review:

I was never much of a fan of color-matching battle games. While many people are, they’ve always been too simple in nature to retain my attention for long. But Battle Odyssey, with its sheer variety of ways to clear the board, not to mention the amount of characters to collect, I found myself hooked to my iPad, doing my best to carry my team through their adventure.

 

Via Gamezebo

News via Gamezebo:

Ouya is Scrambling to Find a Buyer

Gamezebo reports that Ouya is on the brink of going down in a sea of debt unless it can find a buyer soon. The micro game console had a hugely successful Kickstarter run in 2013, but it hasn’t managed to turn into a commercially viable product, it seems. From the article:

Part of its failure to do so can be attributed to the larger inability of microconsoles to catch on. While enough people seemed to like the idea of versatile, relatively inexpensive boxes to have them successfully crowdfunded, none have done much of anything to even hint at any changes to the larger gaming status quo.

Via Gamezebo

News via Scott Games:

Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 Coming This Halloween

Think you’re done with Freddy Fazbear? Freddy Fazbear’s not done with you. The popular cult survival horror series Five Nights at Freddy’s will continue – and supposedly end – with Five Nights at Freddy’s 4, which is coming on Halloween. The game is being teased on developer Scott Cawthon’s website with a picture of a decimated Freddy Fazbear who has lots of little, equally-decimated bears crawling out of his ruined body. Charming!

Via Scott Games

Interesting via Pocket Gamer:

Mobius Final Fantasy Opens Up Japanese Registration, Offers Tidus’s Sword as Bonus

Pre-registration for Mobius Final Fantasy has opened up in Japan. The fascinating thing about this is that people who pre-register are rewarded with the Brotherhood Sword, a blade made of water that was wielded by Tidus in Final Fantasy X. Mobius Final Fantasy is coming to iOS and Android in Japan later this spring, but there’s no word on localization efforts yet.

Via Pocket Gamer

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Marvel Universe release from Telltale Games coming in 2017

Teased yesterday at a press screening of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel will be wiling with Telltale Games, the folks behind such greats as The Walking Dead, season 2 and Tales from the Borderlands will be releasing some sort of a game, we can only assume it’s an adventure game, with an unknown Marvel story in 2017.

Photo: Polygon

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News via Touch Arcade:

Big Bucket Software Working on a New Platforming Game

The Incident is a mobile game starring Frank, an unfortunate fellow who must scramble to the top of the debris constantly raining down on him. Frank seemingly came through that event stronger than ever, because now he’s starring in his own platforming game. The title is very early in development, and is yet unnamed aside from a code name (BB3). You can take a look at a brief video of the game’s progress over at Big Bucket Software’s blog.

Via Touch Arcade

News via IGN:

Ghostbusters Puzzle Game Coming to iOS

Go-Go Ghostbusters – wait, wrong franchise. The real Ghostbusters are coming to mobile courtesy of Capcom. The game, titled Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighters, appears to be a puzzle battle game (think Puzzle & Dragons) and features characters from across the Ghostbusters universe. Look for it this June.

Via IGN

Interesting via Scott Games:

Is a New Five Nights at Freddy’s Game Coming?

When Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 was released, developer Scott Cawthon put an image of the titular Freddy’s hat on his page, signifying, perhaps, that the bear was done. But the hat’s since gone missing from Cawthon’s page, and it’s enough to make people believe a new game might be on the way. Or maybe it’s a promotion for the upcoming movie. We’ll certainly find out in the coming days. Or weeks. Or months.

Via Scott Games

News via Touch Arcade:

Hearthstone’s Blackwing Lair is Now Available

The latest chunk of Hearthstone content has just been released within the game. It’s called Blackwing Lair, and it boasts new cards, bosses, and class challenges. From Touch Arcade:

The bosses Razorgore, Vaelastraz, Chromaggus, and Lord Victor Nefarius are expecting you, and if you beat them, you get the Legendary Chromaggus. Today’s Wing also includes two Class Challenges, Warlock and Rogue.

Via Touch Arcade

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The Nether is Coming to Minecraft Pocket Edition

The Nether is literally Minecraft’s hell, a perilous underworld dimension boiling over with lava and crawling with hazards. And it’s been noticeably absent from Minecraft Pocket Edition. That should change soon: Developer Tommaso Checchi revealed The Nether is incoming. No word on when the territory will be implemented, but hopefully it’ll happen before hell freezes over.

Via Touch Arcade

News via VentureBeat:

The Full Version of Hakuoki Costs $28

Here’s a price point you don’t see every day on the App Store: $28. That’s the price of the full visual novel Hakuoki, an English localization of a PSP game. Alternately, you can download the game’s first chapter for free and buy each of the 14 additional chapters one at a time for $3 a pop. From VentureBeat:

Meanwhile, these visual novels, which feature anime-style art and branching storylines, are hugely popular in Japan. As an example, Hakuoki is a major series in Japan, with releases on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo DS and 3DS. It was even adapted for television animation. Generally, titles from the choose your own adventure-style genre rarely make it to Western shores, but when they do, they usually land on handheld game systems such as the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. A mobile release is a rare treat for Western fans.

Via VentureBeat

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Modern Combat 5 and Asphalt 8 Get Apple Watch Support

You know what games could use some Apple Watch support? Probably not these, but they’re getting it anyway. Gameloft has updated Modern Combat 5 and Asphalt 8 with some handy dandy wrist support. From Touch Arcade:

You can get notifications, sign up for in-game events, and even change your character. Want to customize your weapons while the thought comes to mind, without loading up the whole game to change it? You can do so from your Apple Watch.

Via Touch Arcade

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Forsaken World Coming to Mobile Soon

Free-to-play PC MMORPG Forsaken World is getting a mobile version sometime in the future. Aside from a teaser trailer, there’s little information on this adaptation. The game’s site does promise great-looking 3D graphics, PvP, and exotic mounts (every MMORPG needs them), so we can count on that much. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.

Via AppSpy

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Heroes and Castles 2 Coming May 14

Heroes and Castles 2 is an interesting mash-up between 3D action and tower defense. The first game was quite decent, and the follow-up looks pretty good, too. You’ll be able to judge for yourself when the game comes to iOS on May 14.

Sporting a single-player campaign, a co-op multiplayer mode, and PVP battles, Heroes and Castles 2 offers players many ways to take their armies into battle whether that be on their own, with a friend, or against one.

Via Gamezebo

News via Touch Arcade:

Disc Drivin’ Getting Three New Tracks

The unusual but much-loved turn-based racing game Disc Drivin’ is getting its first significant update in well over a year. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support is incoming, but the best news is the impending arrival of three new tracks. The update should go live sometime later this week.

Via Touch Arcade

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