Feral Interactive has just announced that Alien: Isolation will be released on both iOS and Android platforms next month. This mobile game consists of mesmeric action-adventure gameplay that takes place on a damaged labyrinthine space station located light years from Earth. It’s made for touchscreen play on smartphones and tablets, complete with a fully customizable interface, which means players can fine tune the game to their own playing style. Read more for the trailer and additional information.
Apple iOS 15 Public Beta has just been released and to try this out yourself, and the only requirement is for users to have a compatible device that came out in 2015 or later. That’s right, you don’t need a developer account, but the final version will not be released until later this year. New features include FaceTime SharePlay, which lets users watch shows on Disney+ or other supported apps over videoconferencing. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Apple previewed iOS 15 at WWDC 2021 today, and this version is designed to make the user experience even more intuitive than ever before. Not only will FaceTime calls feel more natural, but the new SharePlay function lets users focus and be in the moment with new ways to manage notifications, while also bringing more intelligence to photos / search to quickly access information. Plus, there’s redesigned Apple Maps and Weather apps. Read more for a video of the compete presentation and additional information.
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Apple may have accidentally (or intentionally) leaked their upcoming Beats Studio Buds in tvOS 14.6 and iOS 14.6 developer builds. While technical specifications have not yet been revealed, the design of these earbuds resemble the AirPods Pro more so than any other Beats or Apple offering. They come complete with an oval-shaped charging case and will be available in various colors. Read more for a short video and additional information.
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.