Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: iOS

Former NIS America staff form new publisher, acttil

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Three NIS America alumni have formed a new publishing company, acttil. The studio, founded by Jack Niida, Hiroko Kanazashi, and Nao Miyazawa, will offer an array of services to both established and indie studios, including localization, package and advertisement design, editing, monetization strategy development, and sales plan development. At the moment, acttil plans to deliver titles for PC, current and next-gen consoles, mobile platforms, the web, and eReaders.

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Duke Nukem II launches on App Store for iOS

Duke Nukem II, the last of the pre-FPS action-platformers from 3D Realms and Apogee, is now available for iOS. Developed by Interceptor Entertainment, the studio behind the upcoming Rise of the Triad reboot, the handheld version includes 32 levels, new artwork, new music, and leaderboard support.

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Chaos Rings available for Windows Phone, Final Fantasy V for iOS

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Square Enix has two new releases for the mobile market, Chaos Rings and Final Fantasy V. Chaos Rings, a brawl between couples who fight for immortality, is available for Windows Phone, specifically 7.5 (8.0 will be supported at a later date). Final Fantasy V’s mobile release has been updated with a new character, the gladiator Cannoneer; two new jobs, Oracle and Necromancer; and Game Center support. Final Fantasy V is available for iOS 4.3 or later for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

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Duke Nukem II launching next month for iOS

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Contrary to recent events, Duke Nukem was a pretty cool guy at one point. Well, “cool” might be a bit too strong, so let’s say entertaining. To relive the days before the crushing disappointment of Forever, 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment will be releasing Duke Nukem II for iOS. The 1993 sequel was the last time Duke stepped out as a side-scrolling hero before making the leap to first-person shooter star. Platforming fans can look forward to 32 levels, an arsenal appropriate for Duke, and some handheld exclusives, including new art, new music, and leaderboard support.

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Slitherine’s Legion now bringing civilization to iOS barbarians

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Salvete, fellow Romans! Today, the legions march forth from beautiful Italia to subdue the savages that tear at our borders … from our iPads. (To handheld glory!) So yes, Slitherine’s turn-based strategy game Legion has launched for iOS. Originally released for Windows by Strategy First, the newest version includes all 100-plus nations, seven campaigns, units, resources, and difficulty levels from the PC original.

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Avadon 2: The Corruption announced for iOS, Mac, and Windows

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Spiderweb has announced the second release in the Avadon trilogy, Avadon 2: The Corruption. The story continues from its predecessor, The Black Fortress, as players continue in their role as a Hand of the Black Fortress. After an expected raid shattered the once-peaceful land, players must decide whether they want to protect its people or side with a rising power and deliver the fatal blow to Avadon.

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Hyperdimension Neptunia The App launches on App Store

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NIS has launched a companion app in anticipation of the release of the series’ next entry, Victory. Hyperdimension Neptunia The App features Gamindustri guardians Neptune and Noire as interactive characters as well as alarms and a calendar. Purchasable content includes costumes for the two, voice packs, and the ability to have them imposed over pictures.

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Star Wars Pinball announced for consoles, mobile, and PC

The Rebels and the Empire will be taking their never-ending war to the ultimate battlefield: the pinball table. Zen Studios, the current go-to developers for all things pinball, will be bringing a new dimension to the most famous of intergalactic wars with Star Wars Pinball. The new collection will be available later this month and launch with an initial three-table pack consisting of themed tables based on The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett, and The Clone Wars. The tables will include interactive 3D characters, including Luke Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano, in-game friend challenges, and online as well as local hotseat multiplayer.

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Final Fantasy IV now available on App Store for iOS

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Final Fantasy IV has launched on the App Store for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The iOS version is based on the 2008 3D remake for the Nintendo DS and features a remixed score, the new character Augment System, and CG cutscenes. The popular entry follows the former dark knight Cecil on his quest of redemption after being stripped of his powers.

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Middle Manager of Justice now on App Store for iOS

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Justice Corp has just opened a new branch, and they need someone to grease the gears of the corporate machine that lay between the important people and the rank-and-file staffers. In Double Fine’s new free iOS game Middle Manager of Justice, it turns out that that person is you. The superhero management game approaches superhero sim status with players given the duties of training and managing a team of heroes, building and maintaining their facilities, and upgrading their equipment.

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