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Hands-On Preview of Smash Land

Smash Land is Supercell’s next game – theoretically. Even though the title is in soft-launch, Supercell ultimately pulled the plug on another title it soft-launched some time ago, Spooky Pop. Whether Smash Land materializes or not, this hands-on preview from AppSpy makes the physics / RPG game seem pretty fun.

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Ys Chronicles 1 Coming to iOS and Android

Ys is a long-lived action RPG series, but Western audiences never embraced it as readily as Eastern audiences. We’re getting another chance to show Ys some love with Ys Chronicles 1, a mobile remake of the series’ first episode. If you’re not familiar with Ys, it’ll be a perfect place to start. No word yet on when the game will hit iOS and Android, but we do have a lovely-looking story trailer.

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The Upcoming Lara Croft: Relic Run is Basically Temple Run with Tomb Raider

Temple Run borrows shamelessly from Indiana Jones, and the upcoming game Lara Croft: Relic Run borrows shamelessly from Temple Run. The game is out now in the Netherlands, but you can expect a U.S. release before too long.

The game seems to hit a lot of the notes of other endless runners, and the Temple Run [Free] comparisons are inevitable, because that game is the granddaddy of all vaguely Indiana-Jones-inspired endless runners at this point. This one might be fun in its own right, some endless runners are still fun despite being derivative. But we’ll be curious to see if this one turns out to be fun and original, somehow. Until then, it sounds like you should consult our one-size-fits-all review. At least this one has a T-Rex?

 

Via Touch Arcade

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Mevius Final Fantasy Gets New Trailer, New Name

Square-Enix’s upcoming mobile RPG Mevius Final Fantasy has undergone a slight name change. Say hello to Mobius Final Fantasy. While you’re at it, say hello to this new trailer, which shows off some new jobs. It’s in Japanese, but since Mobius Final Fantasy is coming to the West at an undisclosed date, it’s still worth watching.

Via Siliconera

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Guitar Hero Live Will Be Playable on Mobile Platforms

The Guitar Hero franchise is resurrecting alongside the Rock Band franchise, and everything old is new again. The upcoming Guitar Hero game, called Guitar Hero Live, is particularly intriguing because the audience reacts directly to your performance – and the “full game,” which comes with its own guitar controller (the one in your closet is still obsolete – sorry), is reportedly coming to mobile, too.

Guitar Hero Live is coming this fall, and we’ll surely be hearing more information about the game and its mobile iterations as the summer rocks on.

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Angry Birds Fight Announced With This Odd Teaser Trailer

We know very little, well nothing really, about Angry Birds Fight. It’s the “very first cultural mash-up in the Angry Birds series” and it’s coming this quarter from Rovio. That’s about it. But it’s Angry Birds, so it’s worth looking out for.

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Footage of Final Fantasy XIII Streamed to Mobile

Over in Japan, Square-Enix fans can get their hands on a super-ambitious project from the company: A full version of Final Fantasy XIII streamed directly to their iOS or Android device. As this hands-on footage from AppSpy demonstrates, the transition is not exactly beautiful – though having the game beamed from servers in Japan to a device in the UK undoubtedly plays a part in the game’s chronic slowdown.

No word on whether or not we’ll see a release for English-speaking territories.

Via AppSpy

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Mortal Kombat X Mobile Reveal Trailer Released

Warner Brothers Interactive today released the first trailer for the upcoming card battler / fighting hybrid Mortal Kombat X. The game is coming to iOS and Android in April, 2015.

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Lonnie Plays Wrassling

If you’re into the whole Atari 2600 aesthetic and enjoy silly things, you’ll definitely want to keep Wrassling on your radar. The game doesn’t come out until next week (April 16 to be exact), but you can watch Lonnie play it right now.

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Hands-On Preview of Wrassling

What a maneuver! Wrassling, which is coming to iOS on April 16, is an incredibly silly physics-based wrestling game that has graphics straight out of an Atari 2600 cart. And as this hands-on preview of the game demonstrates, it’s hilarious.

Via AppSpy

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Gamevil’s Dungeon Link Pre-Launch Bonus Registration Now Open

Gamevil has taken their pre-registration page live for the release of Dungeon Link. Players that register at their page will get a redeem code for about $25 worth of in-app purchase items when the game launches on April 21st.

I’ve been playing the game for a week or so now and am liking it. Sort of a dungeon crawler where the hack and slash mechanic has been replaced with a flow-type connection puzzle.

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Hands-On Impressions of Divide by Sheep

Intimidated by math? Maybe you’ll like Divide by Sheep. It’s a game that combines math problems with adorable little sheepies. It also has a twisted sense of humor, as AppSpy’s preview video demonstrates. Look for Divide by Sheep for iOS and Android later this year.

Via AppSpy

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Supercell Soft-Launches Smash Land

Clash of Clans’ creator Supercell recently soft-launched its physics-based combat game, Smash Land. You can grab it on the Canadian App Store for free.

Gamezebo’s Jim Squires has some hands-on impressions:

We’ve only cleared the first 15 stages so far, and it’s already pretty clear that Supercell is prepared to keep things interesting. We’ve seen spiders that shoot in 8 directions, hives that spawn bees every time they’re hit, and shrubbery that just doesn’t know when to stay put. The levels are cunningly designed; not too difficult, but you still feel a sense of accomplishment with every board you clear.

Via Gamezebo

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A Day in the Woods Coming to iOS

On April 2, RetroEpic Software’s PC puzzle game, A Day in the Woods, hits iOS for $4.99 with improved art, music, and new puzzles. The point of the game is to get to Granny’s house safely, which is difficult when the Big Bad Wolf is always nearby. There are spiders, too. Hey, those weren’t in the fairy tale.

Red isn’t on her own, though. At times, you can call in the aid of beehives, bunny rabbits, and the woodcutter. You can also have Red collect flowers and berries along the way.

Via Pocket Gamer

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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

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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

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Gamezebo Plays Marvel Mighty Heroes Soft Launch

Team-based brawler Marvel Mighty Heroes is in soft-launch in Canada. Jim Squires from Gamezebo has gone hands-on with the game, and thus far he isn’t overly impressed.

Marvel Mighty Heroes released on Google Play in Canada today, and we’ve been playing it.

The verdict? It’s unique, but we’re not quite wowed yet.

Via Gamezebo

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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

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Hands-On Impressions of Blitz Breaker

If you need more adorable twitch games in your life (and we all do), you’ll want to keep an eye on Blitz Breaker. It’s coming later in 2015, and AppSpy has some hands-on footage of the title.

Via AppSpy

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More Details on How Battle Works in Mevius Final Fantasy

There’s still a lot we don’t know about Square-Enix’s upcoming smartphone RPG, Mevius Final Fantasy. It’s supposed to hit mobile (in Japan) this spring, and apparently elements and “ability cards” will play into its battle system quite heavily.

When attacking enemies in Mevius Final Fantasy, you’ll gain “Elements,” which are then used to activate abilities. Abilities have their own types and number of required elements to use. Additionally, there are Ability Cards you can use when requirements are met.

Via Siliconera

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Hands-On Preview of Paradise Bay, King’s Next Game

Though King is best-known for match-three puzzle games that revolve around crushing candy, the studio is looking to change things up a little with its next game, Paradise Bay. Gamezebo has a hands-on preview of this island building / trading title, which recently soft-launched on the Canadian App Store.

[T]he experience feels a lot like Zynga’s CastleVille Legends. You’ll collect resources to build other resources and items that you’ll then trade with the locals, merchants, neighboring islands and, according to the game’s iTunes description, friends (though I haven’t personally unlocked that feature yet.)

Via Gamezebo

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