Welcome to this week’s gaming news recaps! It’s been a great week for mobile gaming and MMO releases. Read on to find out the latest.
World of Tanks Blitz Launches Exclusively on IOS
Wargaming have announced the release of World Of Tanks Blitz, a new free-to-play action MMO exclusively for iOS tablets, and smart phones. The release marks the company’s first major step into the global mobile games market, and fans of the game can enjoy some of the new added features such as two player platoons to team up with friends, Facebook integration and improved visuals. There will also be over 90 iconic German, American and Soviet vehicles spread across four classes: agile light tanks, well-rounded medium tanks, powerful heavy tanks and long-range focused tank destroyers. By tapping and swiping the touch screen on your tablet or smart phone, mobile tankers will be able to control multi-tone giants and destroy the competition across eight original battle arenas. Leveling up will also unlock new vehicle modes, which will allow players to explore iconic WWII machines and master tactical skills in 7-vs.-7 PvP battles.
World Of Tanks Blitz is available to download free from the App Store.
Wartune: Hall Of Heroes Launches on the App Store
Kabam, makers of Pirates: Tides of Fortune, have announced the release of Wartune: Hall of Heroes for iOS and Android mobile devices and tablets. This new MMO immerses players in a fantasy world where hundreds of players can fight together simultaneously to defeat enemies, quest for more territory, farm, fortify holdings, and collect magical stones to enhance the armor and weapons of their hero. Wartune: Hall of Heroes allows users to either play a solo campaign mode or join other players in PVP battles ranging from three-person squads, up to 30-member guild battles. Kabams’s president Amit Ranade was optimistic about the game’s potential as it moves to markets outside of China: “Kabam is unique among the world’s mobile games companies in our ability to identify hit games in Asia that we adapt and make popular in Western markets. We expect Wartune:Hall of heroes to be as significant as a hit internationally as it has been in China.
Square Enix Announce TWEWY Port for Android
This week Sqaure Enix announced that action RPG The World Ends With You: Solo Remix, is now available to download from the Google Play store for Android devices. The Android version of the critically acclaimed game brings players back to the streets of Shibuya as a boy called Neku, who wakes up in the heart of Tokyo alone. After receiving a text message which reads. “Clear this mission…or face erasure,” Neku is then thrust into a life or death game that sends him scrambling down streets paved with one riddle after another. Players are able to activate combat abilities with simple touch commands like tapping, slashing and dragging, and boost item drops in battle with the revamped Fusion system. The game will also feature new remixed soundtracks and social game play elements specifically designed for mobile players such as exchanging profiles with other players and friends who use Twitter. The World Ends With You: Solo Remix is a port of the DS game, which was released in 2008, and an iOS port of the game was also released in 2012. With their latest title, Square Enix have taken advantage of the higher resolutions of the iPhone and iPad, with redrawn visuals and have also a revamped the battle system.
The World Ends With You: Solo Remix is available to download at the Google Play store for $15.99/£12.99.
Funcom and The Lego Group have kicked off the open beta for Lego Minifigures Online, the free-to-play game geared towards a younger audience. Lego Minifigures Onlineis set to launch this fall, and throughout the coming months of open beta, players will see the game grow and expand as new content and game play is introduced. At the moment, the game is available to play on PC only, but developers are hard at work preparing tablet versions of the game, which will be available later this year. Lego Minifigures Online allows players to collect countless minifigures, discovering their unique abilities along the way as you take them on great adventures through colorful Lego worlds with thousands of other players.
“This is the first step on a new and exciting journey,” says Funcom CEO Oje Schreiner. “We are going to use these months of open beta to push the game in the right direction by adding, tweaking, polishing, changing and doing everything it takes to make sure the game is constantly evolving and improving. Players can expect to see both smaller and bigger changes over the course of open beta, and we look forward to surprising players with great new content and game play.” If you want to join in the fun, head over to the game’s website and sign up.
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