As a very big fan of the Final Fantasy franchise from Square Enix, mostly all the games up to Final Fantasy VIII, it was great to see a Final Fantasy title land on Android finally. Unfortunately, as of right now though, it is for residence of Japan only.
Day: 12 March 2012
One game we are looking forward to launching is from Phosphor Games called The Dark Meadow. Built using Unreal Engine 3, this is a horror action game that reminds me of a sort of Silent Hill type of title but for Android instead of PC/console.
InnoGames have been around for quite awhile having developed and published a lot of browser-based MMORTS games with their flagship title being Tribal Wars. We got a chance to sit down with Dennis Heinert, Head of Public Relations at InnoGames during GDC 2012 where we learned that InnoGames is planning on bringing all of their in-house developed MMO titles to Android.
Capcom is gearing up to release the newest addition to the Resident Evil franchise called Operation Raccoon City and to celebrate the impending launch, Capcom will be overrunning the UK with zombies in a new augmented reality game coming to Android called Operation Raccoon City – UK Takeover.
EA will be bringing some of that Mass Effect love to Android soon in a game called Mass Effect Infiltrator. Based on the Mass Effect lore, this will be a third-person shooter with some pretty impressive graphics. This will be a full featured game with voice over acting and the works.
So March is a month full of madness. Spring is getting into full swing and everyone is getting itchy feet to get outside and enjoy the weather, at least in most places anyways. There are conferences and events all over the place, March Madness basketball and more. So to add to the craziness, we are giving away money!
Another game we got to get some serious face time with was Sega’s upcoming Sonic 4 Episode II title for quad-core Android devices. Aside from being able to get a good idea of how the game looks and plays, there is also a rumored release date floating around right now as well although no official confirmation of this date has been given.
Last week we finally got to see some gameplay in a new preview trailer for Rovio’s newest addition to the Angry Birds franchise called Angry Birds Space. Well now video has come out of the SXSW event currently going on in Austin, TX which shows some actual hands-on playing of the game itself.
After reading the title of this article you might be thinking to yourself “I wonder if this is the Double Dragon from back in the day on the older consoles and in the arcade?”. Well we are happy to inform you that it is indeed that Double Dragon you are thinking of.
We had plenty of hands-on time with a lot of games during GDC 2012 which just ended on Friday and one game on display over at the nVidia booth was the MMOFPS we have been talking about for quite some time that is being developed by Bridea called Renaissance THD.