I’ve been using the Acer Iconia Tab A510 as my primary Android device ever since I sold my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 back in May, and there was no bigger frustration than coming to know that my device was basically unsupported by Gameloft. Up until a few hours ago, only a handful (and by a handful I mean six) games were supported. I can’t recall all six, but Let’s Golf HD, Men in Black and the two latest games in the Asphalt series were among four of the supported games.
One game we are eagerly awaiting release and had recently launched beta sign-ups is for Spicy Horse Games' upcoming multiplayer action-RPG title called Akaneiro: Demon Hunter. As a short recap for those of you who have missed our previous coverage, in this game you will be playing as a member of an elite society of demon hunters called The Order of Akane. You mission will be to set out and cleanse a village of Yokai in a world set in the Edo period of Japan, inspired by ancient demons, with hand-painted visuals.
Way back near the end of last year, we talked about a Facebook FPS game from Cmune which would eventually be making its way to Android and iOS devices as well. Their game, called UberStrike, is a rather popular FPS game where players battle it out against each other across various maps, your typical multiplayer FPS game in theme.
Minecraft has invaded yet another platform, once again in the mobile landscape of things as now Minecraft: Pocket Edition is available through the Amazon AppStore for those of you who own a Kindle Fire or one of the new Kindle Fire HD tablets. No more needing to root and side-load the game onto your Kindle Fire and hoping that it works out.
While a lot of the major labels in the gaming industry have already solidified their place, at least to some extent, in the mobile gaming scene, Activision Blizzard are pretty late to the game in terms of releases. However, with the formation of their new division, Activision Mobile, they are now ready to focus more on mobile gaming and, interestingly enough, when it comes to Android it will be with the Kindle Fire HD tablets.
Back in April of this year we talked about a new Action-RPG game heading our way from Spicy Horse Games called Akaneiro: Demon Hunters. Since then the game has been under heavy development with details about the game being kept on the down low. Now, not only are beta signups now live for Akaneiro: Demon Hunters but we also have the first gameplay video showing off this rather excellent looking game.
Good news for future Kindle Fire HD tablets owners and annoying news for those of you who own a device that EA hasn't brought game compatibility to yet, they have announced that they have already begun making their games optimized for the new line of tablets from Amazon.
The large online games portal Big Fish Games have released their streaming service which we talked about back in July of this year. Officially called Big Fish Unlimited, and like the name suggests, this is their new game streaming service which allows users to play games on their Android tablets without having to download and install them.
RuneScape has been around for a long time, a veteran of the MMO scene who has managed to survive this long in the ever changing landscape that is the MMO universe. Developed of the game are preparing to evolve it, making it accessible on both tablets and SmartTVs to ensure it survives for a long time to come.
One of the two Shadowrun games that are coming our way soon, both having had successful Kickstarter campaigns, is Shadowrun Returns. This particular game will be more of a single-player title, although co-op play will more than likely arrive when it is launched, while Shadowrun Online is a straight up MMORPG.
The last game to finally make its way to the Google Play store that was included in the Humble Bundle that launched yesterday is Uplink from Introversion Software. Good news for those of you who wanted to get this game but wasn't feeling the rest of the Humble Bundle.