King, the interactive entertainment company behind Candy Crush, announced Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! today for mobile devices running iOS or Android. In this free-to-play endless runner, Dr. Neo Cortex returns to take control of the multiverse, with the help of his maniacal mutagen henchmen. Only Crash Bandicoot and his sister Coco can stop to their evil plans. Read more for a video and additional information.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is a platform-adventure action role-playing game that was originally released by Konami in 1997 for the PlayStation, but today, it has hit both iOS and Android platforms. At $2.99 without any in-app purchases, this updated game comes complete with a new “continue” feature, Bluetooth controller support, achievements, and has English / Japanese / German / French / Italian / Spanish language options. Read more for a gameplay video and additional information.
New iPhone models are set to debut this year, and that means iOS 14 is on the horizon, but some may have gotten their hands on an early build even before the operating system is released to developers. This leaked video gives us a glimpse at a redesigned multitasking experience that is unlike the existing single-row view, but rather has multiple windows on a single screen. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Activision, in collaboration with Tencent, has just released Call of Duty: Mobile in all countries where Google Play and the iOS App Store are supported. This game brings the first-person action experience that fans are familiar with to the small screen for the first time ever, complete with fan-favorite maps, modes, weapons and characters from across Call of Duty, including the Modern Warfare and Black Ops series. Read more for a gameplay video and additional information.
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Developer Riley Testut introduces AltStore, an alternative app store for non-jailbroken devices that doesn’t rely on enterprise certificates, but instead uses a developer feature that allows you to use your Apple ID to install apps you’ve developed yourself with Xcode. In other words, it’s a fully native, sandboxed iOS application that allows you to side-load apps by tricking your device into thinking it’s installing apps that you developed. It just requires your Apple ID and password to communicate on your behalf with Apple’s developer servers. Read more for a video and additional information.
Nintendo’s long-awaited Mario Kart Tourarrives on iOS and Android devices tomorrow, September 25, and to kick things off, players will also be able to experience the game’s first “Tour,” a biweekly event that takes place in different locations and give players a chance to unlock special characters. Unlike previous games in the series, this one features courses inspired by real-world locations, with the first based on New York City. Read more for a video and additional information.
Ever wonder how celebrities, or yourself, would look about 30-years in the future? The FaceApp aging feature should do the trick, and recently it’s become a social media hit, with many using it on well-known actors, like Tom Holland and Chris Evans. How does it work? It uses AI-powered neural network technology to automatically generate highly realistic transformations of faces in photographs. That’s right, the app can transform a face to make it smile, look younger, look older, or even change gender. Read more to see a few popular celebrities decades in the future.
Dr. Mario World has been released a day early for both the iOS and Android platforms. This free-to-play game by Nintendo features in-app purchases consisting of diamond bundles that are priced from $2 to $70. These can be used by players to refresh their energy meter or be used to acquire items such as extra capsules. However, the Coins are free and earned through in-game progress and used to summon additional doctors. The game basically has you matching capsules with viruses and watching them disappear – just match three objects of the same color vertically or horizontally to clear them. Read more for a 10-minute gameplay video and additional information.
Popular fighting game content producer Maximilian Dood recently got a chance to preview the unreleased Capcom Project Battle, a new mobile card game for iOS and Android platforms. You’ll find many familiar characters, like from a variety of different games, including Ryu, Morrigan, Albert Wesker, Zero, Chris Redfield, Mega-Man, Chun-Li, Dante, and even Rathalos. Simply put, players get three active spaces to place cards from their deck and battle their opponent’s vitality from 30 to 0 by using attacks from characters drawn. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
What happens when Flappy Bird meets Fortnite? You get the 100-player battle royale game called “Flappy Royale”. How does it work? Well, you compete against 99 other players to see who can survive the longest without crashing into one of the endless pipes. Players can customize their bird, and each level starts off with everyone being dropped off in a bus. Simply tap the screen to make the bird fly higher, or should you get tired and stop tapping, Flappy falls to the ground. Read more for a gameplay video and additional information.