Mobile games based on the popular Warhammer franchise have seen a big improvement ever since Games Workshop begun licensing the IP to other developers. Third-party game studios have been busy pumping out steady stream of popular Warhammer titles, such as Regicide, to Steam and the Apple App Store, and more Warhammer games are in the works. For example, developer Slitherine plans to follow up its Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon with a spinoff titled, Da Orks.
Developer Telltale Games has put itself on the map by releasing episodic game series based on popular franchises, such as The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and MInecraft. The company plans to continue its success by releasing a game based on DC's Batman, and continuing with its flagship Walking Dead series.
Job J Stauffer, Head of Creative Communications for Telltale announced on Sunday that Batman - The Telltale Series will launch sometime this summer, followed by The Walking Dead Season 3 in the fall. It is unknown if this is the official name of the Batman game, but Telltale is not known for using the most creative titles.
Apple introduced ReplayKit in iOS 9 for developers to add the ability to record gameplay in their apps. This seemed like it would be a popular feature when it was announced, but it has been underutilized by developers and widely ignored by gamers. You can see a list of games that utilize ReplayKit here. Each app is different, but most apps feature some kind of button that allows you to record your gameplay and even a commentary.
The beloved Square Enix RPG, Romancing SaGa 2, has finally been released in English for iOS devices. The game, which was originally launched for the Super Famicom system in Japan, has been remastered with new graphics and touch-based controls. The fifth game in the 'SaGa' series is known for its compelling resource management and combat systems, plus open ended gameplay. The official App Store description boasts, "no two players will experience the story in the same way".
In Romancing SaGa 2, players assume the role as different emperors or empresses over the years as they try to manage their resources and expand their capital. Players must acquire funds through battle in an effort to develop more equipment and spells as they seek to dominate the Empire and make their mark in history.
The critically acclaimed Warhammer 40000: Regicide from Hammerfall Publishing Global has finally been released to the App Store. Originally announced two years ago as Warhammer 40K: Chess - Regicide, the turned-based game promises to blend "board-game strategy mechanics with dynamic tactical abilities" to deliver one of the most anticipated mobile titles of the year. The game was released to Steam last year and it has received mostly positive reviews from both players and critics, alike. The iOS version expands on the Steam version adding more multiplayer options, game boards and more.
Paizo Inc.'s adventure role playing game has made its way to the iPad. Pathfinder Adventures is a 1-4 players cooperative card game based on the popular tabletop game. The app was released by Obsidian Entertainment and it includes all the towns, cities, dungeons and landscapes from the Rise of the Runelords campaign. The app comes with one free adventure, and offers two additional adventures, Burnt Offerings and The Skinsaw Murders, as IAPs. You can download all the current adventures plus future adventures in the Rise of the Runelords pack for $24.99.
Today is the day Hearthstone players can purchase and play with the new expansion, Whispers of the Old Gods. Blizzard issued an update to its Hearthstone app on Monday, preparing the Tavern for the arrival of all 134 new cards. The update also brings a ton of new features and upgrades, including an updated Friendly Challenge menu, 3 new card backs to unlock and several card changes.
Ubisoft soft-launched the fifth title in its Hungry Shark series for iOS in December. The early user reviews were mostly positive with praise for the game's updated graphics, open world gameplay and ability to unlock a variety of man eating sharks. On Thursday, Ubisoft uploaded an official trailer announcing that the sequel to Hungry Shark Evolution will be available worldwide on May 5th. The end of the trailer also notes that the game will be available for iOS, Android and Amazon devices.
Independent French game developer Vertige has teamed up with Tilting Point to release Tropical Wars to the Apple App Store and Google Play. Tropical Wars is a multiplayer strategy game where players must defend their island from koala pirates.
In the game players need to build an island naval base and plan out strategic formations for their warships after their tribe has come under attack. They can then take to the seas to battle against real players worldwide. The game allows users to assemble and upgrade powerful battleships and use big weapons and special powers to wipe out their enemies. Tropical Wars also offers the ability to individually control each warship in your fleet so you're not sitting around just watching the action like other multiplayer strategy games.
Nintendo has officially announced its first mobile app in partnership with developer DeNA will land on the US App Store and in several other countries on March 31, 2016. The app called, Miitomo, is being described by Nintendo as a "free-to-start social experience that lets users spark one-of-a-kind conversations with friends in a whole new way using Mii characters."