Netmarble’s popular superhero-laden mobile RPG MARVEL Future Fight is receiving an update, and with said update — dubbed “Shadowland” — players get new characters and modes.
Prominent among the new characters is the iconic Daredevil. Also added are cloning/Kung Fu maestro Shang-Chi, a master of Kung Fu and physically enhanced detective Misty Knight.
The game developer promises that the Shadowland event calls to bear one of the most difficult combat modes the game has ever seen. We also hear that Daredevil might take an unexpected, boss-like role.
The new build also adds what is described as a “tower-type” challenge mode; here, players take on waves of increasingly more capable enemies while making way to the top of the building.
Then there are new uniforms, new cards, updates to the Alliance Tournament… and a bunch more.
Netmarble’s marketing chief Seungwon Lee hopes the update is well received. “We hope that Shadowland, based on a much beloved storyline in the Marvel Universe, will be greeted by the MARVEL Future Fight fans who’ve waited for more powerful bosses and the content to perform at peak,” he says. “We are always striving to create exciting and authentic content that will attract a broader array of Marvel fans to the game while keeping existing players engaged and happy.”
The update is available now; MARVEL Future Fight is free (with optional in-app purchases).
If you’ve ever found yourself soaring around during a flight simulator wishing there was a little more action and a little less worrying about your altitude metre, Gunship Battle: Second War might be just the antidote.
Following on from the success of Gunship Battle: Helicopter 3D, South Korean publisher Joycity is once again taking the fight skywards, this time introducing 20 faithfully recreated World War 2 gunships for you to control. You play as an aspiring ace undertaking aviation missions for the Jasmine Militia, most of which involve unleashing hell on baddies below. Completing each mission will win you gold to spend on upgrading your favourite flying machine, which could be anything from the faithful Spitfire to the snarling Warhawk.
Gunship Battle: Second War has a streamlined UI and superior graphics to its predecessor, as well as gyroscopic controls and a more manageable app size. The game also boasts a new cockpit mode, allowing you to switch to a first-person view as you guide your gunship of choice through the sky. There are 30 standard story missions to tackle, and additional Special Missions to test the mettal of the battle-hardened amongst you.
This month (09/21 – 10/20) you can also take part in three different in-game events. There’s the ‘Daily Login Event’ where gold, dollars and special items can be earned just by logging in on consecutive days. Or if you’d prefer to make your cash in battle you can pick up rewards for clearing each episode in the ‘Episode Clear Event’. You’ll also receive a coupon upon downloading the game which you can use to earn 1,000 gold upon clearing the games first episode.
Gunship Battle: Second War is free to download from Google Play and the App Store, so why not hop in that digital cockpit.
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Make no mistake: NCIS is a cultural icon. I remember picking it up all the way back… you know, when that intense agent from the “Navy NCIS” (ha!) who first tried to put JAG darling Harmon Rabb behind bars — but the helping clear his name. With that simple beginning, that CBS spin-off has gone big, creating its own offshoots, and, for folks like us, companion games that help beget mindshare.
NCIS: Hidden Crimes is just that.
The action gets going almost immediately, with animated cutscenes allowing one to catch a glimpse of something nefarious. Then, just like on the show, Gibbs’ likeness pops up, letting us (the players/viewers) know about an untimely death somewhere in the city.
In this one, the crime has been committed, and the player, being a special agent, gets his/her “gear” on heads to the crime scene. At this point, the main foil of the adventure becomes clear: find objects. The trick, which is obvious to anyone who plays this type of game, is to pick out a list of objects that are placed in a larger scene. In this particular game, the objects are key to solving the crime at hand, starting by going into each visual puzzle and tap on the objects to “collect” them.
After objects are found, generally a secondary process begins. Evidence is analyzed and such, and eventually, a hypothesis might be formed, and, if one picks right, one might just get the person responsible.
So, the finding mechanism is enough to understand; the difficulty of the surveying task is mostly a function of the artwork in any level. It feels as though it gets tougher as one goes on, but the developer does an enviable job of using depth and simulated light to make targets less obvious to the eye. The crime-solving piece is a nice addition too.
The game feels a bit grindy in parts; the energy requirement isn’t too bothersome, and the artwork does make it feel somewhat familiar. On the other hand, it’s tough to make a hidden object game stand out, because the core element is so well known.
In the end, its hit show affiliation only helps, and the gameplay does well.
Dubbed the “Savage” update, the new build brings a host of new stuff, including a new battle mode called Edge of Survival, a new being, new mount, new pet and new pet enhancements, among a host of improvements.
Also, there is a new trailer highlighting the update:
And who doesn’t want to be the greatest detective ever?
Soon, Android gamers will have the opportunity to be the famed Agatha Christie sleuth Hercule Poirot in the upcoming cross-platform mobile game Agatha Christie: The A.B.C. Murders, which is set to be released later this month courtesy of Microïds and Artefacts Studio
This one promises to not simply be a hidden object caper; in fact, it is an interactive experience, with a coherent storyline that allows the player — in first-person — to take on and solve the puzzles and overall mystery presented.
The game incorporates a few elements, like “observation,” “interrogation” and “reconstruction” to facilitate resolution. Per the teaser trailer, it definitely has a storybook feel to it.
Agatha Christie: The A.B.C. Murders is set to make land on September 29th, and will cost $6.99.
Time comes and goes, kingdoms rise and wane, and one thing remains the same: we can never get enough of zombies. As such, it feels like good news that Android developer HeroCraft has just launched Zombie Derby 2 on Google Play.
If the game looks familiar, it’s probably because it is based off of a popular arcade game. The game sports upgradable vehicles, guns, multiple modes and gritty 3D graphics that underscore the post-apocalyptic time frame. The vehicles have a Mad Max-ish feel to them, and there is plenty of gory splashing to go around, as well as hilly jumps to traverse.
Oh yeah, and all the zombies a gamer could ever want.
The game is free to download now, and there are in-app purchase opportunities for those truly looking to get immersed.
Slack 2.18.0 Release Notes:
• For the advancement of humanity and the reduction of befuddlement, the long press reaction list now shows the name of the emoji as well as the number of team members that used it.
• Fixed: The contentious colon previously appended when tapping on an autocompleted mention has now been removed.
Intuit’s finance management application Mint is getting an update.
Excerpts from the Google Play changelog:
– Fixed issues with automatic refreshing
– Removed requiring the camera and vibrate permissions
– Fixed issues relating to Account refreshing
– Added pull down to refresh the Overview screen
– Removed closed accounts from the Accounts screen
An enigmatic carnival has come to town, bringing an unsettling mystery with it. A young mother has gone missing, and now it’s up to you to find her before it’s too late!
Investigate two worlds: the one you live in and an alternate plane existing behind the carnival’s Hall of Mirrors. Discover the secret of an ancient being named the Evil One and learn the tragic story of one of the carnival’s employees, who accidentally killed his fiancée during a show many years ago. Explore picturesque yet terrifying locations and prevent the Evil One from perpetrating another terrible crime!
● 48 enigmatic spine-tingling locations to visit
● 18 hidden object scenes to search
● 28 mini-games to tease your brain
● 21 exciting achievements to rack up
● Three difficulty modes to keep you guessing
● Bonus chapter, strategy guide and extras
The goodness (as in “free”) lasts now through September 25th. Enjoy!
Join Gibbs, Abby and the rest of the NCIS team to solve crimes of murder and espionage with ties to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
NCIS: Hidden Crimes takes you on THRILLING INVESTIGATIONS to unmask a secretive conspiracy!
WELCOME, SPECIAL AGENT!
As you progress through this episodic adventure, search for clues in captivating locations, reveal the suspects, make the arrest and put away the criminals.
OUTSMART THE CRIMINALS
You are on a journey to prove your investigative skills, and it can’t be done solely by finding evidence.
With 6 different investigation modes, 9 puzzle types including drone surveillance and microscope analysis, and 4 additional surprise actions, the challenge is now real!
Do you have what it takes to rank up to Senior Special Agent of NCIS?
A STUNNING UNIVERSE
From MTAC to all 50 states, from harbors to the desert, travel from Washington, D.C. to the world to serve justice.
Investigate in stunning animated settings and watch your cases come to life with lively characters and avatars!
The game is free with in-app purchases; the trailer is below:
Looty Dungeon is an upcoming endless crawler game from Yodo1.
Looty Dungeon is a fast-paced one-tap game of risks, rewards and loot. Players can easily control their hero’s movements by swiping and tapping the screen, while holding it will use special abilities – such as blocking projectiles, firing arrows and using magic spells.
Players will quickly guide one of more than 40 different heroes through multiple environments, and ultimately to each rooms’ exit, before the floor collapses under their feet, ending the level. Exits are on the other side of gauntlets filled with death traps, vicious monsters and sometimes powerful bosses.
New hero types will be unlockable by spending loot gathered from each run. Characters include fantasy mainstays such as the Rogue and Mage, as well as less typical Heroes like the Twins and Bucket Man. Each hero has their own play style and abilities.
The game will be out on September 27th; check out the trailer:
We’ve been keeping an eye out for it, and it’s finally here: Tower Rumble is available on Google Play.
Here’s excerpts from the presser:
Build and customize your army in both Arcade and Campaign modes — or rip a friend to shreds in local PvP — in this complex strategy game by indie studio Neo-Realms.
The land of Artyficia was once guarded by the mighty Wizard King. The Great Calamity forced the Wizard King to retreat into the Dream Realm — ordering his trusted stewards to awaken him in case of dire need. However, each steward decided to ignore the order — crowning themselves, building towers in their honor, and mounting attacks on their rivals. Will they be able to set aside their pride and join forces to defeat a common enemy?
The game begins by choosing from a number of unique armies with 4 colorful skins and 42 customizable skills and power-ups. The goal? To overrun enemy defenses and ruthlessly take over their towers one by one.
Spells are randomly generated by color during battle. Match spells of the same color to strengthen their potency, then swipe into each battle lane to buff allies, debuff enemy soldiers, or deal direct damage. Different runes and traps for your army may also appear on the map. But be careful: Although runes and traps may turn the tide of battle in your favor, they can also turn it against you!
Steven McCall (Founder & Lead Developer, Neo-Realms):
“Many tower defense games are now built in a way in which a single overpowered upgrade can let you ride out the rest of the wave. We designed Tower Rumble to keep you on your toes — always looking for opportunities to topple your opponent’s defenses instead of relying on a single resource. If you beat the campaigns and are hungry for a real challenge, you can also play against a friend on the same device!”
* Match and sling your ever-changing stack of spells to power your troops to victory.
* Customize your army with 4 colorful skins and 42 skills and power-ups.
* Battle a friend on the same device in 2-player mode.
* Campaign solo across Artyficia battling epic bosses.
* Upgrade towers to unlock your army’s full potential!
The game is free (with paid tiers) on the Play Store; the trailer is below:
Pokémon GO, everyone’s favorite augmented reality game, is picking up some new features courtesy of an update rolling out now.
Per Google Play:
– Implemented Buddy Pokémon: Trainers will now be able to choose one of their Pokémon to be their buddy. A Trainer can earn Candy for their Buddy Pokémon by walking a certain distance
– Made it easier to select smaller Pokémon on the screen
– Fixed an issue where Eggs would sometimes hatch without displaying the animation.
– Improved performance reliability when a device switches networks to no longer cause the application to hang or stop updating
– Pokémon GO Plus support
– Minor text fixes
The game remains free (with optional in-app purchases) on Google Play.