Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Android

Zen Studios takes on the Xenomorph threat in Aliens vs. Pinball

The Avengers, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, and now Aliens. Zen Studios will be tackling the iconic sci-fi franchise on April 26 with the release of Aliens vs. Pinball. The three-table set will have one based on the 1986 sequel Aliens with Ellen Ripley, another based on Alien: Isolation that centers on Amanda Ripley on the Sevastopol Space Station, and the last on Alien vs. Predator, where players take on the role of a young Yautja warrior. Leaderboards and other social features will be supported across all tables.

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Fallout Shelter to get new pets, rooms, crafting, and more soon

Bethesda has announced that a new update is planned to launch later this week for Fallout Shelter. The 1.4 update will introduce crafting, new rooms in which to craft armor and weapons, lunchboxes with outfits and weapons from Fallout 4, the Barbershop to deck out the Dwellers in the new gear, a day-night cycle, and pets, including the addition of parrots. A full list of the changes can be found at Bethesda.net.

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Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories launches for Android

Rockstar has released Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories for Android. As with last December’s iOS release, the Android version features upgraded real-time lighting and shadows, textures, art, and draw distance. Performance has also been improved for touch controls with analog steering and rebalanced targeting. Saves are also cross-platform compatible through Social Club. A release-window promotion is also going on until February 24, with gamers capable of purchasing the game for Android and iOS for $3.99. For Grand Theft Auto Online players, logging into Liberty City Stories and then Social Club will unlock an I Heart LC shirt for GTA.

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Holiday Skins Pack brings the jolly to Minecraft Windows 10, Pocket

Mojang and Microsoft are kicking off the holidays with the Holiday Skins Pack for Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta and Minecraft: Pocket Edition. Skins include Father Christmas, Santa Claus, a Red Nose, and more. Check out the full list below. The pack is $1.99, while two skins, Jumper and Warm Wooly, are free. Teams from both studios will also be getting in the spirit this Friday when they host a livestream, starting at noon, at Mojang’s official Youtube channel.

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Pip-Boy app released for Android, iOS, Windows soon, for Fallout 4

Some more Fallout 4 news today, and that’s the release of Pip-Boy for Android, iOS, and later today, Windows mobile devices. The app will integrate with Fallout 4, displaying the player’s stats, inventory, map, and status. Holotape games are also playable, with Atomic Command included for free.

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Fallout C.H.A.T. brings emojis and GIFs to Android, iOS devices

In anticipation of the upcoming release of Fallout 4, Bethesda has released Fallout C.H.A.T. for phones and tablets. Vault-Tec’s Communications Hub And Transmitter adds a custom keyboard to Android, iPad, and iPhone devices that sports 60-plus Fallout emojis and animated Vault Boy GIFs. The download is free over at App Store and Google Play.

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b2g Studio launches Kickstarter for Unlight Lost Plot visual novel

b2g Studio has launched a KickStarter campaign to release a new visual novel for Android and iOS, Unlight Lost Plot. b2g will be working with Unlight’s developer Techway to enlist the current fan base of the Facebook card-battle game to create a novel based on some of the characters. The current goal is $20,000, with rewards including a download of the game, dog tags, and a soundtrack CD. Additional characters will be added if stretch goals are reached.

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Fallout Shelter updated with new mode, features for Android, iOS

An update has gone live for both the Android and iOS versions of Fallout Shelter. The patch adds several new features, including the ability to save a game to the cloud, scavenge equipment from dead Raiders, skip the tutorial, access a statistics page in the Survival Guide, and identify a stranger for extra caps. Survival Mode was also added for overseers seeking a greater challenge. iOS users receive some bonus goodies as well: Piper from Fallout 4 and five free lunchboxes.

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Fallout Shelter now available for Android, updated for iOS

Fallout Shelter has been updated for iOS and released on Google Play for Android. The new version adds Mr. Handy, a robotic companion that is bestowed as a premium reward. The helpful bot can be tasked with collecting resources inside the Vault, venturing into the wasteland to collect (precious, precious) caps, and fending off attacks. And it will have two new problems to contend with, also introduced in the update, Deathclaw invasions and Molerat infestations.

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Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron coming to Zen’s pinball lines

Zen Studios is continuing their line of Marvel-themed tables with the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The table will be available across Zen’s titles on PC, console, and mobile platforms (Zen Pinball 2, Pinball FX2, and Marvel Pinball) on April 21. The table will have modes for each member of the team, including Captain America and Thor, with a battle between Iron Man and Ultron and a first-person shooting mini-game for Hawkeye.

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