Posts Tagged ‘iOS’

Trials Frontier (iOS) – Logo, Screenshots, Trailer, Release Date, & Details

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Ubisoft has announced that their new free-to-play mobile racing game developed by RedLynx will be releasing for iOS devices on April 10th. They also stated that Android devices will receive the game later on. The game will take place in a future wild west type setting. Frontier takes place after Trials Fusion’s society collapses. There will be parts & blueprints you can find to customize & upgrade your bike. You’ll also be able to unlock new ones. If you connect to Trials Fusion, you can gain access to extra gear. Trials Frontier will also feature leaderboards and social network integration so you can compete with your friends. You can find out more info on the official website: trialsgame.com

Source: All Games Beta & Ubisoft

Crytek Announces CryEngine Service Program, For A Fee

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It’s starting to look like a trend now. First Unreal Engine 4, now CryEngine. Crytek has announced that will be offering their CryEngine to developers outside of Crytek. It be an “Engine-as-a-Service (EaaS) program.” What this means is that developers will get access to CryEngine just like Crytek would use, if they are willing to pay a monthly per user fee. Crytek is offering the service to indie developers first, starting in May. They will be required to pay $9.90 per user for access to the engine. Unlike with Unreal Engine 4, Crytek is not charging indie devs a royalty fee on sales of games created with its software. This is a fairly recent version of CryEngine that is being offered as it includes recent additions to the software such as Physically Based Shading, Geometry Cache, & Image Based Lighting. They also said the current CryEngine free SDK will still be available, but for developers who want to utilize the new features, they will be required to subscribe to the EaaS program. Crytek plans to share more details about the program at a later date.

Source: All Games Beta & CryEngine

World of Tanks Blitz – Closed Beta Launch Trailer

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Sign-ups for the closed beta test of Wargaming.net’s World of Tanks Blitz have now opened for the iPad version of the game. Other version for more iOS devices & Android devices will be coming later on. The game is set to feature 7-on-7 PVP combat multiplayer and over 100 different tanks to choose from.

Source: CVG & World of Tanks Official Video Channel

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Saga Thoughts For March 18th, 2014

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Well yesterday we finally got confirmation on the long rumored PlayStation 4 Virtual Reality headset. It’s current name is Project Morpheus and you can read more about here. It’ll be interesting to see what Sony comes up with in terms of games for the device, along with other developers.

We also posted a full preview look at the upcoming gladiatorial combat MMO game Doom Warrior from Creaky Corpse. The game is pretty fun despite that you do a lot of the same thing (fighting opponents) over and over. There’s also 20 minutes or so of gameplay footage from the beta version of the game in the same article.

Shin Megami Tensei – Now Available For The First Time Ever Outside Japan

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Delve deeper into the world behind the Shin Megami Tensei universe with the game that started it all. Localized into English for the first time in history, Shin Megami Tensei explores the iconic struggle between Law and Chaos with over 40 hours of dungeon-crawling, role-playing action. The game, which regularly costs $7.99, is on sale for $5.99 through March 31.

Shin Megami Tensei is the flagship title that established ATLUS as a leading developer of mature-themed, strategy-deep role-playing games, spawning numerous subsequent franchises, such as the Persona, Devil Summoner, and Devil Survivor series. Collectors won’t want to miss this opportunity to experience the original Shin Megami Tensei role-playing game.

The iOS version of Shin Megami Tensei features

Everything little thing matters: Character choices play a major role in SMT. Not only do they affect the outcome of the game’s ending, but also critical gameplay elements along the way – from the facilities players can access to the equipment they can use even limiting the demons that are recritable.

Fuse at your own risk: With two alignment scales to deal with, Law vs. Chaos and Light vs. Dark, micromanaging teams of demon soldiers becomes an addicting challenge.

A bit longer than a bathroom break: Shin Megami Tensei is the full-fledged version of the role-playing game, meaning it’s 40-60 hours’ worth of dungeon crawling in your pocket, everywhere you go.

The first of its kind: Unless you were prescient enough to import the title from Japan and proficient enough in the language to understand the nuances of the intricate story, this is the first time the story of Shin Megami Tensei is being told in North America.

Step away from clear notions of good and evil, right and wrong. There are demons in the world, but whether they are ally or enemy depends on player actions. In Tokyo 199X, a mysterious murder leads to the emergence of demons and an escalating global conflict thanks to the rise of a charismatic rebel leader in possession of a demon army, and external forces that wish to crush such threats with extreme measures. As the protagonist, players have an unusual ability (via computer program) to communicate with and recruit demons to fight for them. As they collect demons, the program will allow you to store, summon, and fuse them to create the right team to negotiate the ever-changing balance of powers, and fight for the kind of world you ultimately wish to live in.

Shin Megami Tensei is now available exclusively on the App Store at the discounted price of $5.99 through March 31. Beginning April 1, the game will revert to its original $7.99 price.

Source: All Games Beta

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z – Launch Trailer

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[fve]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wDsXAekVrl0[/fve]

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GameSaga Previews Doom Warrior, The Gladiatorial MMO Combat Game From Creaky Corpse

doom warrior logo 300x141 GameSaga Previews Doom Warrior, The Gladiatorial MMO Combat Game From Creaky Corpse

[fve]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=_reGlGQazzs[/fve]

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Doom Warrior is an upcoming gladiator MMO combat game from Creaky Corpse. The idea is to go around fighting other players and NPCs and levelling your gladiator to the tops of the charts each week. Unlike most games these days, Doom Warrior uses the arrows key as a control method (remember when all games did this?). In our preview the game starts off with a short tutorial which teaches you how to fight. You receive prompts in the middle of the screen where your eyes naturally would be focused. These tell you which buttons to hit to perform attacks & blocks. Later on when you’re past the tutorial, you no longer receive attack hints, just blocking ones. They are also moved out of the middle of the screen and to the bottom left corner. Not sure why, but I guess it’s to keep it out of the way of the action. You wouldn’t notice it at first if you didn’t know it was there as it goes away fairly quickly.

Doom Warrior features player housing in the form of lairs you can buy which will supposedly include harem girls, but as of our preview they didn’t have this feature, but rather they had stat bonuses (for a price), clans, in-game mail, in-game chat, and a real money store where you can buy things like the rarer currency type called Darkstones. You are able to purchase equipment including weapons, armor, and shields. There are other locations in the map of Doom Warrior such as the Runesmith. Here, players can purchase runes to place into socketed items.

Doom Warrior is not a game where you can simply power level for hours at a time. You are limited to a certain number of fights per hour. In our preview we started off with 8 fights per hour. You can apparently buy more with Darkstones however. The counter on your fights will refresh when an hour as elapsed.

Other features of Doom Warrior include custom biographies for your character, purchasable locations called Temples where you’ll receive stat bonuses, and power boss-type enemies who are much stronger than the average opponent and have a chance to give rare equipment. In the final version of the game, there will be a storyline with cutscenes & FMV, but this was not yet implemented in our preview.

As we mentioned earlier, there are ranking boards for players to compete to be best. Each arena has one for players and one for clans. For players, whoever is at the top at the end of the day is crowned the Arena Champion. For clans it is a weekly contest. When you win a fight in the game you are given two options to select from. You can either choose Mercy or Execute. Mercy doesn’t do much at all, but Execute will cause your opponent to lose Battle Points (used to determine the rankings) & gold. When your character levels up you can add points to five different stats in any way you choose. These are Strength, Toughness, Agility, Stamina, & Blocking. Characters also gain magical spells in Doom Warrior. My character had a lightning ability for example. There is also magical resistances on certain armor to help counteract this.

During fights you have a stamina-like meter which depletes you attack & cast spells. It will fill up over time and when you successfully block an attack. So you can’t just attack nonstop like in a hack & slash type game. The graphics in Doom Warrior are gorgeous and makes you really feel like you’re in gladiatorial combat, though the stamina meter can make it seem a little slower than it would be if this were a real life fight. But maybe this changes with a higher Stamina stat? One thing to note about Doom Warrior is that it is quite bloody, being a gladiator game. So this is definitely not one for young kids. I mean when you choose to execute an enemy, you chop off their head!

All in an all Doom Warrior is pretty fun even against jut AI opponents. I can’t even imagine what it’ll be like with lots of people playing in the live/final version. If you like the idea of slaughtering people in gladiator style combat, you’ll want to keep an eye on this one. The game is scheduled to be released on PC, Mac OS X, Android & iOS and is currently in Closed Beta.

As of Friday the game’s official public Closed Beta test has begun and you can apply for a beta key on the official website. In the beta version they added in an opening cutscene with full voice acting that explains who your character is and his motivations for fighting. Also in the beta they have seemingly implemented special skills & abilities I didn’t see in the preview version. The arena champion I fought in the above video had a skill where any time I attacked him it damaged me as well, and that is how I died. Another thing to note, in the preview, female characters weren’t yet active, but in the beta they are. Females have full frontal nudity in this game (other gladiators & slave girls), so if you’re offended by this, it’s something to be aware of. Also, this is definitely not a game for kids as I mentioned previously. That’s something else the beta has that the preview version did not, slave girls. Apparently you can rent them or buy them for a little more gold and they will give you stat bonuses. Not sure if you have to have a lair or not as I didn’t have enough gold to try it. Doom Warrior is a pretty fun game if you like the idea of beating the crap out of someone in a weapon fight, gladiator style, which I do, so I would recommend it. Not a fan of the real money stuff, but it is seemingly limited to buying Darkstones which are only usable for certain things, so hopefully it won’t make the game full pay-to-win. To see the game in action, check out the above video from the beta version.

Source: GameSaga Original

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile Is Announced – Logo, Trailer, & First Details

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Atari has announced a new entry in the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise. This time it’s a mobile game for iOS devices and it’s called RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile. The game will feature 20 pre-designed coasters, new attractions, and new features. Atari also announced that RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile will feature Facebook & Game Center integration allowing players to visit each other’s parks and exchange coaster designs. The current release date is listed as Spring, so it could be anytime between Thursday & June 20th. Atari has priced the game at $2.99 and it will be available on the App Store. Players can pre-register on the official website at RollerCoasterTycoon.com to get updates and free in-game gifts.

Source: All Games Beta

Sega Announces Crazy Taxi: City Rush – Logo, Screenshots, Gameplay Footage, & First Details

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Sega has announced a new game in the Crazy Taxi franchise called Crazy Taxi: City Rush. This will be a free-to-play mobile game for Android & iOS devices and will utilize touch based controls. Sega says the game will be released worldwide later on this year (no specific date was mentioned). Players will use swipe commands to change lanes to avoid traffic and to take corners. True to previous entries in the series, City Rush will feature a mission mode and a challenge mode. Players will be able to get upgrades for their cab which can be used for increased power or cosmetic appeal. Sega states that City Rush will have rewards you can find through out the city including in alleys. Sega also announced that they’re offering the original Crazy Taxi for free for a limited time (until March 19th) on the App Store & Google Play.

Source: All Games Beta

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z – Screenshots

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