While not specifically a game per se, Transformers: Age of Extinction is an app with game elements that ties in with the upcoming movie of the same name. The app features a bevy of features, all of which involve promoting the movie, obviously. Character Bios, trailers, a photo gallery, and a look at all the new Transformers toys themselves are all a part of the app.
EA and PopCap have been busy lately working on an upcoming expansion for their Plants vs Zombies 2 game which will be called Dark Ages. The revealing of this new expansion happened yesterday with both companies coming together to make the announcement official. A trailer for the Dark Ages expansion was also released.
In an interesting partnership between MMO giant Nexon and Capcom, both companies are working to bring Street Fighter IV Arena to Android. This will be the first exclusively mobile Street Fighter title in the franchise. In fact the game has come along quite nicely as it is already in beta testing phase over in Korea.
Bulkypix has announced that they will be bringing their newly released (onto iOS) vertical shmup to Android in the near future. For those of you not familiar with the term "shmup", it just means shoot-em-up which is basically an arcade shooter, in this case one that scrolls vertically and not horizontally.
Following the success of their previous projects Epoch and Epoch 2, Uppercut Games recently unveiled their next game in development entitled Submerged. In the Epoch series, the environment was a post-apocalyptic world where only robots survived to fight a war that never ends. In Submerged, the environment is literally overflowing with action, adventure and a compelling narrative. From the brief synopsis of the game, it appears the storyline will have as much heart as it does action and lush visuals.
Qwiboo who? You may or may not be familiar with Qwiboo Ltd., a game developer based in London. If you have heard of an insanely popular game on IOS called Bike Baron, then you are more familiar with them than you think. Qwiboo created Bike Baron, which is a Trials (Motorcycle) type game that has been downloaded over five million times in the App Store.
Retro gaming is currently in vogue thanks to platforms such as Google Play, the Apple App Store and Steam. Countless classics have been resurrected on these new platforms, be they ports or HD remakes. The proliferation of retro titles certainly supports the claim. Over the past three years, a proliferation of retro titles have resurfaced such as Contra HD, Castle of Illusion HD, X-Men the Arcade game, Pac-Man, Sonic CD, Jet Set Radio, Final Fantasy III and many other venerable titles.
2K Games and Firaxis Games are bringing Civilization Revolution 2 to Android devices. Scheduled to come out on iOS July 2 with an Android release shortly there after, Civ Revolution 2 is the sequel to the original iOS version Civilization Revolution, which was a port of the PC game of the same name.
OnLive is working with Wikipad to make streaming cloud PC games playable with the Wikipad's included controller encasing. OnLive is a cloud gaming service that lets users play games via streaming to devices that can be connected to the OnLive controller or other compatible controllers. However, in the case with Wikipad, the controller the tablet sits in will now work with OnLive games.
Not to be confused with KungFu Panda, Snail Games recently released gameplay videos at E3 from their upcoming project Taichi Panda. Snail Games is known for PC games such as Age of Wushu and Heroes of Gaia. It is great to see PC game developers creating new projects for mobile devices. The first game play videos make me wish I had Taichi Panda on my mobile device now, but alas, we will all have to wait a little bit longer because it comes out later this year.