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.
Android tablet gamers who also own an OnLive account have a bit of a treat as Darksiders II from THQ has arrived onto the cloud gaming service and yes, it is playable on your Android tablet. In fact you won't get any scaling down on the visuals either and can enjoy the eye candy just as you would on a high-end PC since it is streamed through the Cloud.
The Sony press conference is currently going on right now at GamesCom 2012 and during this press event Sony had a small portion set aside for Playstation Mobile which includes Android devices. During the small segment, they announced something pretty much no one had any idea would be happening.
Back in April of this year we talked about a cross-platform multiplayer RTS game geared a little bit more towards the hardcore gamer called AirMech coming to Android this year. Developed by Carbon Games, this RTS title looks like it could be nearing it's release thanks to a press release Carbon Games put out detailing the upcoming beta.
Interesting little bit of news coming from Crytek regarding tablets and next gen consoles. It seems that Crytek holds the belief that if next gen consoles don't come out soon, that tablets could very well surpass consoles in terms of being the first device people reach for when wanting to play games.