Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Developers of Ravensword bringing 'Ultra Kid: Mystery of the Mutants' - A 3D Platformer


Crescent Moon Games (developers of Ravensword) have just revealed their upcoming platformer, 'Ultra Kid: Mystery of the Mutants.' Inspired by several other platformers including Super Mario Galaxy and Megaman, this 2.5D/3D platformer seems to have some of the greatest graphics on the iPhone to date.

Not many details have been released yet, however, as you can see from the screenshots, there will be many interesting environments to explore.

You can view the screenshots here:






You can expect a full review here once it is released in the upcoming weeks.

Monday, April 26, 2010

UPDATE- Electronic Art's '2010 World Cup South Africa' Available in the US April 27th

UPDATE: As you can see, '2010 World Cup South Africa' is still unavailbale. According to my source, the game will be available Friday, April 28th!

Are you ready to play soccer/football? Well, if not, get ready! According to EA's website, '2010 World Cup South Africa' is coming out in the US tomorrow, April 27th.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup(TM) will also be available on the Wii(TM), PSP(R) (PlayStation(R) Portable) and iPhone(R) on April 27, 2010 in North America and April 30, 2010 in Europe and Asia. 
In the meantime, you can view these screenshots and this gameplay video.







Here is the Gameplay Video on YouTube

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Gameloft's Recently Announced 'Iron Man 2' Now Available In New Zealand

The much anticipated and recently announced 'Iron Man 2' just released in New Zealand app stores for $9.99. This should translate to $6.99 once it is released in US stores on May 3rd. 'Iron Man 2' will be out in UK stores at approximately 12:00 AM.



As you can see from the screenshot above, graphics look impressive in this game. We'll have a full review for this game soon.

iTunes Link: http://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/iron-man-2/id360179681?mt=8

Friday, April 23, 2010

Gameloft Releases Podcast #5 confirming 'Prince of Persia: Warrior Within' and More

Today, Gameloft released their 5th podcast. Gameloft releases a podcast each month and provides information on their recent game releases, upcoming games, and other Apple related news.

Here are some of the things they covered:
  • The launch of the iPad
  • Upcoming and Recent iPad Games ('Hero of Sparta', 'Shrek Kart',  'Brothers in Arms 2: Global Front', and 'James Cameron's Avatar'
  • How gaming has been improved on the iPad
  • Their new iPhone/iPod Touch release: 'Blokus'
  • 'Iron Man 2' Gameplay footage
  • 'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction' information and gameplay footage
  • Confirming 'Prince of Persia: Warrior Within' and revealing an interesting trailer
  • Free game Friday (every Friday, Gameloft has a contest where you Retweet a specific message on their twitter account for a chance to win a Gameloft game of your choice)
  • Talking about Hero of Sparta 2
You can view the full Podcast here

Thursday, April 22, 2010

'Sword & Poker 2' Coming to iPhone

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Following 'Sword & Poker', a very successful game on the App Store, developer GAIA will soon be releasing 'Sword & Poker 2.' This will be a Poker game combined with RPG elements.

Game Features
  • Experience a new game style in the form of a fusion between poker and RPG.
  • With the help of the tutorial function, you will find the game easy to play even if you are not a big fan of RPG games or don’t know how to play poker.
  • Pause anytime and play again from where you last stopped using the resume function.
  • The save slots allows you to save up to 3 data on one iPhone.
  • Play against another player using only one iPhone/ iPod Touch device.
  • Listen to your favorite music while playing the game.
More information on the game can be found here, on the developer's page.

Screenshots:

Square Enix Confirms 'Chaos Rings HD' for iPad

Square Enix just doesn't stop. After porting 2 Final Fantasy games, developing their new exclusive iPhone game (Chaos Rings), and developing their upcoming exclusive Final Fantasy game for iPhone, they're developing Chaos Rings HD for the iPad!

Following the success of the iPhone version, Square Enix will be bringing Chaos Rings to the iPads. No details as far as what's new in the game have been announced, but it should be out soon.

Controls will most likely be similar. With the larger screen, playing the game and reading the menus will be easier. The higher resolution will greatly improve graphics. We'll have more on this when details emerge.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Iron Man 2 (from Gameloft) Coming Soon


Looks like Gameloft never gets any rest! Several Gameloft titles have been announced including Gangstar: Sin City, Splinter Cell: Conviction, N.O.V.A 2, Hero of Sparta 2, Zombie Infection, and now Iron Man 2.

Iron Man 2 is set to release in US theaters Friday May 7th. Movie games for the iPhone have been released in the past and very few of them (including Gameloft's Terminator Salvation and Avatar) been successful. This one looks like it'll be a hit

Gameloft is offering 9 levels developed in full 3D. As you fight your enemies Ultimo, Firepower, and Whiplash, Gameloft is giving you a choice of different characters including Iron Man and War Machine. Weapons and powers can be upgraded in Iron Man 2. Weapons include Repulsors and the Unibeam.

Gameloft is even featuring a rock metal soundtrack in the game. Gameloft LIVE! and 25 achievements are available.
    Based on the screenshots, the game will have on screen controls. Controlling your character will be done by moving around a virtual joystick on the bottom left of the screen and several action buttons are available on the right of the screen.

    Screenshots:


    UK and Switzerland seem to get an early release as it will arrive on April 26th for them for $6.99. Iron Man 2 will be released in US, Austria, and Germany on May 3rd for $6.99.

    We'll have a full review soon when the game has been released.

    Prince of Persia coming to iPhone from Gameloft?

    UPDATE: It is in fact Prince of Persia. After taking a closer look at the video and comparing the sword in the video to the sword in this Prince of Persia screenshot, I can confirm the two swords are alike. Therefore, because the swords are alike, Gameloft's next iPhone hit is Prince of Persia.

    Take a look at the Prince of Persia sword HERE

    If you look closely in the video and the picture, you can see the letters are very similar and seem to be written in Arabic.

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    Prince of Persia? Dungeon Hunter 2? God of War 3?

    As much as we all wish it was God of War, it's probably not. This seems to be more of a Prince of Persia type game. Take a look at this mysterious teaser trailer yourself:


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    Tuesday, April 20, 2010

    N.Y. Zombies Review


    Prepare to enter New York city. Filled with hundreds of peop- zombies, it's up to you to fight your way and find safety! This isn't one of those walk... shoot the zombies, walk... shoot the zombies, walk... shoot the zombies type games. Instead, it's a unique game that offers a ton more fun. Featuring a number of weapons (upgradeable), over 20 highly detailed levels, and a detailed story line, N.Y. Zombies is one of the greatest zombie games on the App Store!

    Starting off in your apartment, your character has to travel throughout New York until he finds safety. Levels include your apartment, a lobby, Central Park, a subway, and lots more! A unique story mode is featured in this game. After each level has been completed, you read a journal entry (which gives you the entire story), and then you can buy, upgrade, and equip different weapons. However, choose wisely, as there is a limit to how many weapons you can equip. The story mode in this game is one that actually interests me. Most games I play, I read the story, yet I don't enjoy it. This story is actually fun to pay attention to.

    As I mentioned previously, you don't simply walk and shoot zombies. Instead, you are placed in a certain position and you tap to shoot zombies as they walk, crawl, and even run towards you from everywhere. To look around, you drag your finger around the screen. To assist you, a radar is available which displays the location of the zombies. When a zombie comes towards you, you choose any weapons and simply tap anywhere on the zombie to shoot it. You can zoom in which causes more damage. Pinching your fingers out will do the trick. On the bottom of the screen you can view and select your different weapons (ranging from a machete to grenades to M16s.) Weapons can be purchased after completing a level and there are over 20 weapons to purchase. Originally, I found this new system a bit disappointing. However, I realized this was a great method. It adds a ton more intensity to the game and you can't just run away. It really is an amazing experience. There's even an endless mode in this game!

    Graphics in this game are decent. They aren't the best I've seen on iPhone, but they're not terrible. One thing I feared was the lack of different zombies. However, Foursaken Media added different zombies (not just their appearances.) Some zombies slowly walk towards you, some run towards you, some even crawl towards you. Other zombies have abilities to throw things at you from a distance and another type of zombies (the ugliest and my least favorite) have enormous heads that let zombies that have previously fallen down to get back up.

    Therefore, N.Y. Zombies is an incredible zombie experience on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Playing on my 1st gen iPod Touch works just fine and I've yet to experience a lag/crash. Of course this isn't Left 4 Dead 2 on your iPhone, but it definitely is one of the greatest zombie killing games available on the app store. It's difficult to find negative things about this game. The only thing I can actually say is bad is the difficulty. The game starts out pretty easy, but as you progress it becomes very difficult. It took me almost 4 days to beat a specific level.

    Pros

    Excellent Controls
    Lengthily
    Several types of Zombies
    Interesting Story

    Cons

    Difficult


    Scores:
    Graphics: 4/5
    Gameplay: 5/5
    Controls: 4.5/5
    Sound/Music: 5/5
    Replay Value: 5/5


    Overall: 9/10 (not an average)

    Bottom Line: If you're looking for an intense and fun zombie game on the App Store, N.Y. Zombies is perfect for you. Even though your character can't physically move, he can still look around. This adds more excitement to the game. However, if you're looking for Left 4 Dead 2 on your iPhone, buy an XBOX.

    And if you're on the fence, you're more than welcome to give the lite version a shot for free

    Buy it HERE