One of the best games of 2012 and certainly, a vision of the RTS genre performing at its zenith, XCOM Enemy Unknown has now been confirmed to arrive on iOS later this year by publisher 2K Games. Best of all, this will be no cut-down version of the celebrated strategy title but instead will be the ‘full-fat’ experience that PC and home console owners have been savouring for months. The [...]
Blizzard had a new title to announce at PAX East today, and while it wasn’t a massive new core entry in an existing franchise or anything (PAX is too small a stage for a new core entry in a Blizzard IP), Collectible Card Game fans should nonetheless finding themselves leaping with joy. The new game in question is called Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and represents a CCG take on the popular Blizzard [...]
The studio behind the commercially and critically successful XCOM and Civilisation titles, Firaxis Games, has announced their next strategic foray; the freemium iOS strategy title Haunted Hollow. As the moniker suggests, Haunted Hollow marks a significant thematic departure for the studio. Gone are the po-faced issues of world domination and alien invasion, instead replaced by haunted houses, cartoony ghouls and ghosts and all manner of charming things that go bump in the [...]
According to a Japanese report deciphered by gaming website Siliconera, Final Fantasy V will make its debut on iOS powered smartphones next week in Japan, with an Android version of the game following later in the year. If previous Final Fantasy games have been any indication, I imagine we’ll see with a western release later in the summer. Rather than a 3D re-imagining of the game from the ground up as evidenced by [...]
If you backed the new Android-console Ouya on Kickstarter, your fancy console will be shipping March 28th. Additionally they’ve announced that Kellee Santiago, one of the cofounders of thatgamecompany, has joined their team as some sort of developer outreach person. They’re calling her Ouya’s Developer’s Best Friend. If you didn’t back the project and still want one they’re going to become available for retail in June.
Fancy a nice dose of bleak and nasty sci-fi adventure on your iOS device of choice? Well, publisher Wadjet Eye Games has confirmed that an iOS version of their excellent sci-fi adventure, Gemini Rue, will arrive sometime this Spring. The basic plot outline, according to the official site, looks like this: “Azriel Odin, ex-assassin, arrives on the rain-drenched planet of Barracus. When things go horribly wrong, he can only seek help from [...]
It’ll soon be time for the industry vultures to have a second go at stripping the meat off the bones of THQ, as the administrators for the company have confirmed that the former publisher will attempt to sell off all of its remaining IP at a court-supervised auction on April 1st. The IP sale has been sliced up into the six tasty morsels; Red Faction, Homeworld, MX, Darksiders, other owned [...]
You know Kingdom Hearts X, that rumored Kingdom Hearts title that was supposed to be a free-to-play browser-based affair? Well, what would you know, it turned out to be an actual thing after all. Officially confirmed by Square-Enix, the PC browser-based title is a free to play card battler which is unsurprisingly heavily stuffed with microtransactions. There are however, a number of incentives in place and chief among these is if [...]