Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: iPhone

PlayStation 4 day-one 300 MB patch, PlayStation App detailed

PlayStation 4 (System) Day One Patch Announcement - Set

Sony has announced a day-one patch for PS4. The 300 MB update, detailed below, will allow access for a variety of features, including Remote Play for playing games on PS Vita, Second Screen for using smartphones and tablets as additional screens, a screen- and video-capturing utility, eight-user party chat, and the play-as-you-download feature. Surprisingly, the ability to play DVDs and Blu-ray video discs requires users to go online beforehand. Sony also announced that suspend/resume mode, among other features, will be unavailable at launch, either out the box or post patch.

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Samurai Shodown II mobile updated with new mode, MOGA support

Samurai Shodown 2 (Android, iOS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new update has launched for the Android and iOS versions of Samurai Shodown II. The free download adds the new Training Mode to both versions, and the Android version also receives support for the MOGA controller. To celebrate the update, SNK has lowered the game’s price by 50% to $3.99 for a limited time.

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Call of Duty storms App Store with Call of Duty: Strike Team

Call of Duty Strike Force (iOS) App Store Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

iOS received its Call of Duty debut today with the release of Call of Duty: Strike Team. The latest from developer The Blast Furnace is the first mobile entry for the series, and it’s also the first to prominently feature a focus on shifting perspectives. Players are tasked with commanding a squad of up to four Strike Team members, customizing their skills and gear, in hot spots around the globe. A third-person perspective allows commanders to get a better view of the battlefield, while a first-person view offers a ground-level view of the action. Strike Team includes a story-driven, single-player campaign, Survival Mode, and leaderboard support.

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn goes live for PC and PS3

The Final Fantasy series is taking another stab at the MMO genre today with the release of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Available for PC and PS3, A Realm Reborn allows players of both versions to venture together in a new storyline that takes place five years after the realm of Eorzea was laid waste by the Primal known as Bahamut. Players can now change their abilities, role, and skills using the Armory System, which allows for them to excel in multiple roles using only one character. Characters will switch to one of the 19 different classes by changing their equipped gear, and nine different jobs will unlock as they progress. Players can form Free Companies to go on story-driven quests, ride alongside their comrades into battle on a personal companion chocobo, and fight in open-world battles with other players.

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Mobile versions of Grand Theft Auto series, Max Payne now on sale

Rockstar Mobile (Android, iOS) App Store and Google Play Sale - Header

From today until July 30, gamers can snag a number of mobile versions of Rockstar titles at a discounted price. The studio has announced a limited-time promotion that drops the price of Grand Theft Auto III, Chinatown Wars, and Vice City to $2.99 apiece and Max Payne for $1.99. The price drop is good for both Android and iOS versions.

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Sine Mora launches for iOS, available soon for Android

Sine Mora (Android, iOS) Mobile and iOS Launch Annoucnement - Header

Sine Mora, the time-jumping side-scrolling shooter from Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture, is available for iOS and will soon launch for Android. Ported by Pocket Scientists, the mobile versions feature the same strange characters and storyline that has made the current releases such standouts in the genre. As one of several anthropomorphic pilots, players must take down enemies and avoid getting hit in order to store up enough time to see each chapter through to its end.

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Contra: Evolution now available on App Store for iOS

Contra Evolution (iOS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Contra: Evolution, a reimagined take on the 1988 NES original, is now available on the App Store for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. As before, players must battle their way through the jungles of South America against suspiciously familiar aliens and their henchman in a bid to save the planet. Now, however, there are two more characters to choose from, bringing the roster up to four, and each has their own skill set. The announcement also noted that the North American version of Evolution was optimized and polished by original developer CocoaChina along with assistance from Konami.

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New gameplay trailer, screens released from Deus Ex: The Fall

Square Enix has released a new E3 gameplay trailer and five new screenshots from the recently announced Deus Ex: The Fall. The mobile- and tablet-only release is a follow-up to the novel Deus Ex: Icarus Effect. The story follows ex-SAS mercenary Ben Saxon in his attempts to topple a global conspiracy that threatens all augmented humans.

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Beware the megacorps! Deus Ex: The Fall coming to Android, iOS

Square Enix is expanding their presence in the mobile and tablet market with a new entry in the Deus Ex series. The Fall, a sequel to the Random House novel Deus Ex: Icarus Effect, follows ex-SAS soldier Ben Saxon as he investigates a global conspiracy by the world’s most powerful corporations to control the drug supply needed by augmented humans. During his search for the truth, he will find himself at odds with company henchmen and his former employer, the private military contractor known as the Tyrants. It’s never easy.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD launches for iOS

Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD (iOS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The legalese is about to come fast and furious at iOS gamers now that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD collection has launched on the App Store for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The set includes the first three games in the series (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations) with upgraded visuals. As defense attorney Phoenix Wright, players will be able to cross-examine witnesses as well as gather and examine evidence.

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