Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: iOS

Two Ghostbusters games announced for PC, console, and mobile

Ghostbusters (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Activision has announced that they are teaming up with Sony Pictures to release two new games based on the upcoming Ghostbusters film. Both will take place after the events of the film. Ghostbusters is a PC and console title that focuses on a team of rookies who are called on to save the city after ghosts turn up while the main crew tours the country. It’s a third-person action role-playing game, designed for single player or four-player local co-op, with players leveling up their four-character squad’s abilities and gear. This version is slated to be released on July 12, a few days before the film hits theaters on July 15. The other game is a mobile title also set to launch in July, Ghostbusters: Slime City. It will feature asynchronous co-op, leaderboard support, and the ability to craft proton packs as players take on waves of enemies.

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

Aliens vs Pinball (Mobile, PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

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

Minecraft (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) Christmas Skins Announcement - Screenshot 2

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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Guitar Hero Live launches for iOS devices and console

Guitar Hero Live (iOS, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Guitar Hero returns from its five-year hiatus today with Guitar Hero Live. Developed by FreeStyleGames, the studio behind the DJ Hero series, Guitar Hero Live features a host of new modes and options. The most immediate difference from its predecessors is found in the guitar controller, which has been updated to support six buttons in two three-button rows. On the software side, GH Live has been added, offering a first-person view in front of a real crowd that reacts based on player performance, and GHTV, described as “the world’s first playable music video network.” GHTV plays 24 hours a day and will be updated weekly with new songs, allowing players the chance to play along with whatever they see or request via on demand. The channel will also offer Premium Shows for premium playable content, such as live concert footage and new music videos.

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b2g Studio launches Kickstarter for Unlight Lost Plot visual novel

Unlight Lost Plot (Android, iOS) Kickstarter Announcement - Header

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

Fallout Shelter (Android, iOS) Update Announcement - Screenshot 1

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 (Android, iOS) Android Announcement - Header

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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Fallout Shelter tops App Store charts, played 70 million times daily

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Bethesda has announced that Fallout Shelter, the mobile strategy and management sim that tasks players with running a Vault, has hit two milestones: “the top downloaded game in 48 countries and the top downloaded app of any kind in 25 countries.” Released during E3, Fallout Shelter toppled Candy Crush as the third top-grossing app in the US within two days of launch, and it remains the most-downloaded free game on the App Store. And to top off the stats, the release also noted that the app has been played 70 million times daily since release.

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E3 2015: Bethesda – Fallout 4, Doom, Dishonored 2, and more

Fallout 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) E3 Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2

Bethesda had a number of surprises at their E3 presentation. Not only is Fallout 4 coming out this November, less than four months away, but a new Fallout game is also out for iOS. Additionally, Dishonored Definitive Edition and Dishonored 2 were revealed, and more was shown from their upcoming free-to-play PC arena action title BattleCry and id’s latest efforts on Doom. Check below for details and extra media on each title.

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