Yesterday Nvidia announced that their Android-powered handheld gaming system, now official called just 'Shield', has gone live for pre-orders to those people who have subscribed to the Shield's newsletter. Everyone else has to wait until May 20th, 2013 to pre-order a unit. Double Fine has come out today to announce that their Costume Quest game will also be heading to Nvidia's Shield system as well.
Gameloft has also come out to announce that three of their games will be updated with Google Play Games features. One game we already mentioned today is Modern Combat 4 but the company will also be updating two other games as well with Google Play Games integration.
While we won't report on every single game that gets updated with the new Google Play Games service, we will try to keep everyone up to speed on which of their games will now have this service integrated. Glu has already begun adding Google Play Games to their titles and the first one to get these new features is Eternity Warriors 2.
Interesting news today regarding EA's Frostbite game engine and the fact that a mobile centric version of the engine will be available soon going by the name of Frostbite Go. This is something everyone should be excited about, almost as excited as when we first heard about developers using Unreal Engine for mobile games.
One game we have been waiting for since almost a year ago is an action platformer called Bounty Arms THD. This particular game is one we've had some hands-on time with already with an early build and it was pretty fun to play back then. Bounty Arms THD has a unique cast of creatures that you end up killing in some rather unique ways.
One of the games that has been teased on both Nvidia's Shield gaming device and just in general during Tegra-based announcements is Tick Tock Games' Burn Zombie Burn title. Well this game has now been quietly released onto both Google Play and Nvidia's Tegra Zone.
Some of you may have heard of Butterscotch Shenanigans. They’re the guys behind Towelfight 2: The Monocle of Destiny, a twin-stick shooter that some say is reminiscent of The Binding of Issac. I enjoyed it pretty much. You go from room to room, clearing out baddies while shooting an assortment of animals out of your face.
For those of you out there in Android gaming land who play Pixowl's The Sandbox game, you'll be happy to know that Pixowl has begun hosting a sale to celebrate their game turning one year old. The sale has begun today and a lot of the IAPs in-game have been discounted.
Spry Fox, the developers of the widely popular puzzle game Triple Town, have announced what their new game will be and it is another puzzle game called Road Not Taken. This particular game has a rather deep theme to it regarding life and loss but does not do away with the cuteness found in Triple Town.
Infinite Dreams' Can Knockdown franchise has seen quite the success and popularity on both Android and iOS. The company has been working on a new addition to the franchise which we have talked about in the recent past but now we have an official release date of May 16h, 2013 for Can Knockdown 3.
Rovio has been hinting at getting into publishing third party games onto iOS and Android for some time now and it looks like these plans may finally be coming to life. In fact the company has announced what this spin-off will be, officially naming it Rovio Stars. Under Rovio Stars, the company plans to release third party games submitted to them.
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