2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the venerable Pokémon franchise, and gamers that have been “catching them all” since their childhood have an all new reason to dust off their Pokédex, rejoin the fray, and catalog the (sometimes) cute critters. As of this yesterday morning, Niantic Inc., the developer behind the popular augmented reality game Ingress, has begun launching Pokémon Go to the Google Play Store and iOS App Store by region.
For those who like virtual Trading Card Games, there is a new entrant into that genre. Dubbed Azedeem: End of Era, players will look to elect a hero and race, and go off adventuring from there. At the start of the game, players will choose a race (humans, orcs, ogres, or elves) and a class (wizard, mage, or warrior), and once a name is finally chosen, the game begins.
Mobile MMORPGs have started getting more and more in-depth as well as popular, like their PC brethren. In fact there's plenty of PC-based MMORPGs currently getting either mobile versions made of them, or spin-off games for mobile gamers to play. There is a new one on the way called CubeMatrix: Pixel Wars and it looks pretty interesting to say the least.
Released by Flowmotion Entertainment, Deli Dash! Cooking Scramble is a new restaurant time management game. In this players will look to become a master chef, who must begin with the lowest form of restaurant, a run-of-the-mill fast food joint. As players both prepare the dishes (meals and desserts), as well as improve their culinary skill-set, they will be able to move on to better establishments.
Vector Unit has finally announced a release date for the upcoming addition to the Riptide GP franchise. Officially titled Riptide GP: Renegades, this particular title will actually have a slightly staggered release, with the Nvidia Shield Android TV version coming out first, and then the general Android version following shortly afterwards.
Fans of RTS games have a new one to dive into today called Crush Your Enemies by Gambitious. This particular game is a bit unique in that it has cross-platform gameplay between the PC version, which also launched today, and the mobile version. It also comes with plenty of humor meshed into it all.
DotEmu has decided to host their own game sale called the Retro Summer Sale. In this sale there are five games that have been discounted by at least 50% off of their regular prices. This is a limited time sale, so you only have about a week to decide which game(s) you want and to pick them up.
Madfinger has pushed out an update today for their Dead Trigger 2 game which is called The Gangsta Update. It is called this because the update adds two of the more favored weapons gangsters tend to use, the FN FAL assault rifle and the Lupara Shotgun.
Another popular PC-based MMORPG will be getting a spin-off game for mobile devices called Blade & Soul: Hongmoon Rising. The original game, called Blade & Soul, was published by NCSoft and they will also be the publishers for this new title as well. Interestingly enough, this new game won't just be for mobile, but for PC as well. This would be the second spin-off for mobile devices for this franchise.
Snail Games has a new MMO in the works which is apparently nearing its release time as pre-registrations are now live. This particular game is another fantasy themed RPG title with a martial arts and Chinese mythology flare to it. Players will be entering a world that is in the midst of war with two nations fighting it out.
As you know today is Amazon's Prime Day and if you were participating in last year's Prime Day, then you already know what to expect. If you're new to this, essentially this is a day full of big deals only available to Prime members. The good thing is, if you don't have a Prime Membership, you can always sign up for the free trial and take advantage of these deals today.