uCool’s action RPG Heroes Charge (which was advertised during Superbowl XLIX) is at the center of a kerfuffle involving clones and copyright. Chinese publisher Lilith Games claims Heroes Charge bears a resemblance to its own game, Soul Clash, that’s too similar to be coincidental. And the “Cloneception,” as Touch Arcade calls it, doesn’t even stop there.
Blizzard has taken legal action against Lilith Games in Taiwan for copying characters and settings from Warcraft. So, yeah, this situation is just nutty. It’s basically this Penny Arcade strip come to life.
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Though Final Fantasy Record Keeper isn’t quite out on the App Store yet, Touch Arcade has posted a glowing review of the free-to-play RPG, giving it five out of five stars.
Combining a respectful homage to its source material with a decent battle system and loads of unlockables, Final Fantasy: Record Keeper is the real deal in my book. It’s also a game in which the majority of its freemium systems simply exist in the background as options for players to quickly advance rather than pay walls that sooner or later need to be addressed.
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Sega’s made little secret of the fact it’s inching away from console game development in favor of making mobile games. A report published by the company (and summarized by Siliconera) explains why. While many of Sega’s mobile titles, like Chain Chronicle, are thriving, its console-based offerings are stagnating.
[I]n 2014, Sega launched Sonic Boom, which was received poorly and had sold less than 500,000 copies worldwide by the end of the year. Meanwhile, Phantasy Star Nova, a high-profile title in Japan, sold just 107,000 copies at launch, marking the lowest debut for a Phantasy Star game in years.