Switch RPG ‘Octopath Traveler’ is coming to Android and iOS


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Apparently, Square Enix doesn't believe Octopath Traveler is mobile enough. The developer has unveiled plans to bring the well-received Switch RPG to Android and iOS devices, in the form of a prequel, Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent. It'll preserve the signature mix of 3D environments with retro-style 2D characters, just with touchscreen-friendly controls. The team isn't shedding much light on the plot, but you'll play a 'Chosen One' who'll fight a horrific evil that has "fortune, power and fame."

Via: Gematsu, Eurogamer

Source: Square Enix (Japanese)

Xbox Live will soon connect players on Android, iOS and Switch


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You've had a degree of access to Xbox Live beyond Microsoft's platforms for a while, but usually just to chat with friends or see what they're playing -- deeper hooks are reserved for its own games. Soon, though, that support will become more substantial. A Microsoft session at the upcoming Game Developers Conference (noticed by Avers) mentions that Xbox Live will soon have a cross-platform developer kit that integrates the service into Android, iOS and Switch games. You'd have your achievements, clubs, friends list and "more" while on the move, and could pick up on some experiences where you left off.

Via: Windows Central, Avers (Twitter)

Source: GDC

‘Westworld Mobile’ game pulled following Bethesda lawsuit


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It's now clearer just how Behaviour Interactive and Warner Bros. resolved that Bethesda lawsuit over Westworld Mobile's similarity to Fallout Shelter... and it's not looking good for the android theme park contingent. Behaviour and WB have pulled Westworld Mobile from app stores and disabled in-app purchases for the management game. You can still play for now, but it'll shut down altogether on April 16th.

Via: VentureBeat

Source: Westworld Mobile (Twitter)

Classic puzzler ‘Lemmings’ returns as a free-to-play mobile game


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It's been a long time since there was a Lemmings game on phones, but the clear-a-path game is back -- albeit with some catches. Sony and Sad Puppy have released the simply-titled Lemmings for Android and iOS (no, no PlayStation), offering that familiar experience of saving self-destructive creatures through their talents. The interface has logically been adapted to touchscreens, and Sad Puppy has gone so far as to design levels with vertical phone and tablet screens in mind. On the surface, at least, it's a dose of nostalgia for people who grew up on Psygnosis games, with a few modern twists like collectible "tribes" and online tournaments.

Via: PlayStation Blog

Source: App Store, Google Play

Indie hit ‘Gone Home’ is coming to iOS December 11th


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Gone Home, one of the most acclaimed indie games of the last few years, is making its way to iOS. Just a few months after hitting Nintendo Switch, it will be available on iPhone and iPad December 11th for $4.99. It's yet another platform on which you'll find the narrative-focused game, which was originally released in 2013 -- you can also play Gone Home on PC, Mac, Xbox One, PS4 and Linux.

Source: App Store

New ‘FIFA Mobile’ season brings revamped visuals and team chemistry


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FIFA Mobile has usually played second fiddle to its 'full-size' counterparts. That gap just closed a bit, however. EA has updated FIFA Mobile on Android and iOS for the new season, and it includes some much-needed improvements. There's a full gameplay engine revamp that promises more fluid animation as well as smarter, more realistic AI. You can also expect more authentic-looking star players (like Neymar above) and reworked menus. And yes, there are some significant gameplay changes.

Source: FIFA Mobile

Delightful farming RPG ‘Stardew Valley’ is coming to iOS


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You no longer need to haul a Switch with you if you want to play Stardew Valley on the road. Chucklefish and ConcernedApe (aka creator Eric Barone) have revealed that the farming game is coming to mobile, starting with iOS devices on October 24th for $8. The two stress that this is the core game you know, just with a new interface for touchscreen play. There are a couple of asterisks to that description, mind you.

Source: Stardew Valley, Chucklefish Games (Twitter)

‘PUBG Mobile’ adds fast-paced War Mode and clans


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PUBG Mobile just got some spicier gameplay, whether you're just looking for a quick fix or striving for glory. Both Android and iOS versions of the game now include War Mode, which ditches the familiar battle royale in favor of a deathmatch-style experience where respawns are available and kill counts are the key to victory. At the same time, competitive players are getting their fill with clan support (including insignia, missions and a Clan Shop).

Source: App Store, Google Play

Valve removes game purchases from Steam Link’s iOS beta


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Apple and Valve have been at an impasse for weeks over the release of Steam Link for iOS, but it looks like they might be closer to an arrangement... if not necessarily the one you'd hope for. TouchArcade has discovered that the latest beta test for Steam Link's iOS edition removes purchasing from within the app. If you visit a game's product page, the usual buying options are replaced with a notice that the content is "available for purchase from your PC." You can use any existing funds in your wallet when you're in the Steam Marketplace, but you can't add funds.

Via: MacRumors

Source: TouchArcade

‘Alto’s Odyssey’ reaches your phone on February 22nd


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Built by Snowman's Alto's Odyssey has been public knowledge for more than a year (and was subject to a last-minute delay in late summer), but it's finally here... almost. The Alto's Adventure sequel is now slated to launch on iOS and Apple TV devices February 22nd with a not-too-unreasonable $5 price tag. As before, Odyssey takes the endless boarding concept to a desert landscape that throws fresh challenges into the mix. You'll have to contend with natural hazards (including lemurs) and take advantage of hot air balloons, shifting grind rails and wall rides in order to keep moving.

Via: Federico Viticci (Twitter)

Source: App Store, Built by Snowman

Xbox party chat arrives on iOS in beta


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You no longer need an Android phone if you want to join in Xbox party chats when you're away from your console -- Microsoft has introduced party chat to the beta Xbox app for iOS. If you've been accepted into the program (you have to sign up first), you can keep up with your teammates' voice conversations from your iPhone or iPad while you're racing home to join them in a multiplayer match.

Via: OnMSFT, Windows Central

Source: Xbox App Beta signup

Empire-builder ‘Civilization VI’ comes to the iPad for $30


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Usually, playing Civilization on the go means playing one of the cut-down Revolution games. They're fine, but they're not the same thing. You won't have to make that compromise from now on, however. Aspyr Media has released Civilization VI for the iPad -- yes, the whole thing. If you can't stand the thought of waiting to get home before advancing science or invading an empire, you just have to tuck an Apple tablet in your bag. That's no mean feat given how visually and computationally intensive the turn-based strategy game can be.

Via: TechCrunch

Source: App Store

Play-Doh’s new toy-to-life app is pointless, but fun


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                    <img src="http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/410cd5a58e3a1c9474303d1fcf4b8a42/204534775/Edit+1.00_01_33_00.Still004.jpg" />If you had a decent childhood, you probably crafted some Play-Doh masterpieces back in the day. Today, however, kids are less likely to play with the modeling compound and more likely to spend time on an iPad. As such, Hasbro is taking a stab at making the 60-year-old brand relevant to modern kids with its new "Touch" app for <a href="https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/31/ipad-regains-tablet-market-share/">iPads</a> and <a href="https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/13/iphone-7-and-7-plus-review/">iPhones</a>. The game scans your creations and animates them in a virtual world that's as immersive as it is entertaining, even if you're nearly 30 years old (ahem).