This was far from a slow news week by Android gaming standards. We had the announcement of a brand new entry in a massive Gameloft franchise and a game we never thought would make it has finally launched.
Yes, we’re deliberately being cryptic because we want to save the surprises for you. If you’d like to learn more, read on to discover the five Android gaming stories you really should have read this week.
We discovered that Asphalt 9: Legends is coming soon to mobile
You’d be forgiven for showing concern when Street Storm came out. While it wasn’t a bad little Fast and Furious-style racer, it was hardly what we wanted from Asphalt. Well, thankfully, Gameloft hasn’t let us down this time.
This week, we learned that a brand new entry in the franchise was on its way, Asphalt 9: Legends. It looks like it’ll be more of 8, which we certainly won’t complain about. The big features are snazzier visuals, over 50 cars, and a brand new touch control scheme.
Read more: If you’d like to learn more about Asphalt 9: Legends, check out our original story here.
ChronoBlade finally launched for real this time
Ah, ChronoBlade. We remember you when you were a teensy demo on the Ouya. We watched you grow up and release several times, get pulled several times, and then hopefully launch properly this week.
It seems that a lot has changed for the side scrolling brawler. There’s multiplayer, four playable characters, and a variety of modes to battle your way through.
Read more: We went into way more detail in this week’s article.
Chrono Trigger now has controller support and fancier visuals
Speaking of Chrono-related stuff, this week Chrono Trigger got a new update that added controller support and snazzier visuals into the mix. It just launched on Steam too, which is what prompted this update.
Read more: Learn more about the changes in our recent article.
Kirby creators HAL Laboratory released Part Time UFO on mobile
Part Time UFO is a brand new creation by the developer of Kirby, HAL Laboratory. It challenges you to take on a variety of odd jobs as a UFO, earning cash to unlock new costumes and abilities.
Read more: If you’re intrigued, go and learn more by reading this week’s article.
Sega will now focus on ports, rather than emulations with Sega Forever
Sega announced this week that it will switch focus from emulations to just ports for its upcoming Sega Forever titles. This is due to the fact that the emulations were receiving far less downloads.
Read more: We don’t think Sega is looking at the bigger picture, and wrote an analysis of where Sega Forever has gone wrong and how Sega can fix it. Read all about it in this week’s article.