Gameloft pushes action-packed, Halloween-themed Asphalt 8 update

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 28, 2014

Halloween is coming, and in Asphalt 8, “the monsters of speed are ready”, said French games maker Gameloft in the most recent update Tuesday to its gravity-defying Asphalt 8: Airborne racer.

Featuring an all-new Halloween Special multiplayer event with the Infected Mode, a pair of new daily time-limited events and the free Koenigsegg One:1, the fastest car in the game, this update to the award-winning free-to-play game should not be missed.

And if you’re a fan of Twitch, broadcasting functionality has now been restored in the latest build. Grab Asphalt 8 for free in the App Store. Read More

 

Modern Combat 5: Blackout on sale for first time ever

By Cody Lee on Oct 3, 2014

Great news gamers! Gameloft has placed its hit FPS shooter Modern Combat 5: Blackout on sale for the first time ever this weekend. The game, which has garnered a rating of 4 out of 5 stars on nearly 5000 reviews in iTunes, can be had for $4 for a limited time.

MC5 is, as its name suggests, the fifth iteration in the popular Modern Combat series. This particular entry starts out in Italy, where players have been sent on a special operation to secure a transport of WMDs from a particularly well-armed terrorist group. Read More

 

Modern Combat 5 updated with support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

By Cody Lee on Oct 1, 2014

Modern Combat 5, meet iPhone 6. Gameloft has just posted an update for the latest edition of its popular first-person shooter franchise, Modern Combat, with support for the larger displays found in Apple’s new 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch handsets.

Even casual gamers will immediately notice the difference after updating. Since Modern Combat 5 now supports the higher resolutions of the larger displays, it no longer has to upscale images, meaning graphics appear much cleaner and sharper. Read More

 

Gameloft unleashes Asphalt Overdrive onto iOS

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 25, 2014

French games maker Gameloft released a new racing game, Asphalt Overdrive, onto the App Store Thursday. Available for the iPhone and iPad on a free-to-play basis, the retro-styled racing title files as the first spinoff in the award-winning Asphalt franchise.

Set in a “new ’80s” version of California, the game features an intense racing experience which challenges players to outsmart and outrun the cops.

Download Asphalt Overdrive free from the App Store. Read More

 

Gameloft updates Modern Combat and Asphalt with iOS 8 Metal-powered graphics

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 18, 2014

Following up on yesterday’s public release of the free iOS 8 software update for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch mobile devices, French games maker Gameloft on Thursday unleashed a pair of updates for its two highly-successful titles: Modern Combat 5: Blackout, a first-person shooter, and Asphalt 8: Airborne, a crazy racing game driven by a powerful physics engine which has you performing dynamic, high-speed aerial stunts.

Both games are now powered by iOS 8’s new Metal framework which provides low-level access to the GPU inside the Apple-designed A7 chip (the iPhone 5s, iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display) and its A8 counterpart (the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus). When played on these devices, both of these games benefit from close-to-the-metal access to graphics cores, without the overhead of the OpenGL graphics run-time. Read More

 

Gameloft’s Candy Block Breaker hits iOS

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 14, 2014

The prolific mobile games publisher based out in France, Gameloft, on Thursday released a Candy Crush Saga-esque game that challenges you to break everything in your path and use power-ups to reach the top.

“Get wild in the jungle by breaking everything in sight with the help of some fun and frenzied monster pals,” teases Gameloft.

Called Candy Block Breaker and available free from the App Store for the iPhone and iPad, the addictive breaker game is basically a reworked version of Gameloft’s Candy Block Breaker which was published last June and came integrated with the popular messaging app, Tango… Read More

 

Modern Combat 5: Blackout now available in the App Store

By Cody Lee on Jul 23, 2014

That wait is finally over. After more than a year of delays, teasers and speculation, Gameloft’s ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout’ is now available in the App Store. The game, which is one of the year’s most highly-anticpated titles, costs $6.99 and features no in-app purchases.

For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with our MC5 coverage, it starts out in Italy, where you have been sent on a special operation to secure a transport of WMDs from a particularly well-armed terrorist group. Keep reading for a full overview and gameplay clip… Read More

 

Gameloft posts new Modern Combat 5 trailer ahead of launch

By Cody Lee on Jul 19, 2014

After more than a year of waiting, Gameloft is finally ready to release Modern Combat 5: Blackout. The studio announced earlier this month that the game will launch for iOS and Android on July 24th, which is next Thursday.

To hold you over until then, Gameloft has posted an official Launch trailer for MC5. While we’ve seen videos before, this new clip is over a minute long and offers an entertaining look at the game’s graphics and gameplay… Read More

 

Gameloft releases endless jumper ‘Ninja UP!’

By Cody Lee on Jul 17, 2014

Gameloft today released an interesting new game called Ninja UP! It’s not a first-person-shooter, movie tie-in, or anything else the studio is typically associated with—instead it’s an endless jumper, à la Line Jumper and others.

Gameplay is as addictive as you’d expect. Players are tasked with sending a ninja flying upward by drawing lines that simulate trampolines. The smaller the line, the bigger the bounce, and levels are littered with deadly obstacles… Read More

 

Gameloft’s ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout’ set to be released July 24th

By Cody Lee on Jul 9, 2014

After more than a year of waiting, and months of teasing, Gameloft has finally confirmed a release date for ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout.’ The highly anticipated title is going to be landing on iOS and Android devices on Thursday, July 24th.

Gameloft first unveiled MC5 at E3 last year and then went silent on the game for several months. Then, in April of this year, it began posting new details, screenshots and trailers for the title. Here’s everything we know about MC5 thus far… Read More

 

Asphalt 8: Airborne introduces new Fuel system, extra tank and additional cars

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 18, 2014

France-based games maker Gameloft has released a fuel-injected update to its freemium Asphalt 8: Airborne racing game for the iPhone and iPad, its fifth major content update thus far.

Now live in the App Store and labeled with version 1.4, the game offers several new features while ditching the dreaded rental fee for events. Instead, you now enter time-limited events using a brand new Fuel system.

Jump past the fold for full details… Read More

 

Gameloft posts new E3 trailer for Modern Combat 5: Blackout

By Cody Lee on Jun 7, 2014

After going nearly a year after its initial announcement without talking about the title, Gameloft is finally starting to open up about Modern Combat 5: Blackout. We’ve learned a number of new details about the game over the past couple of weeks, and today we have an epic new E3 trailer to share… Read More

 

Gameloft’s Rival Knights jousts its way into the App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 6, 2014

How about some good ol’ fashioned medieval jousting? Your wish is Gameloft’s command! Introducing Rival Knights, a free-to-play iPhone and iPad knight combat game with eye-candy looks, motion-captured animations, tons of content, asynchronous multiplayer mode and some serious bone-breaking action.

Optional In-App Purchases don’t kill all the fun nor do they seem to break your freemium experience beyond repair.

It gets even better: you’ll absolutely love Infinity Blade-like graphics and action sequences reminiscent of some of the best Rebellion Games titles. Long story short, you really can’t go wrong with this one so accept your challenge and take part at the King’s tournament to prove your mettle.

Grab it free in the App Store and jump past the fold to see it in action for yourself… Read More

 

Gameloft posts new details, screenshots for Modern Combat 5: Blackout

By Cody Lee on May 29, 2014

After keeping mum on the title for nearly a year, Gameloft has finally started talking about Modern Combat 5 this month. We now know that it’s called ‘Blackout,’ we know about the storyline, and we know about some of its features, like unified progression system.

Today, the studio posted more details regarding the game, saying that it will offer a new ‘Squad vs. Squad’ multiplayer mode, limited-time  gaming events, and more. It also shared a couple new high resolution in-game screenshots, which we’ve posted for you below… Read More

 

Apple.com promoting new version of Asphalt 8: Airborne coming, but why?

By Christian Zibreg on May 22, 2014

Apple rarely, if ever at all, advertises other people’s software on its front page, so imagine our surprise after noticing a line at the bottom of Apple.com saying that a “new version of Asphalt 8: Airborne is coming to the App Store this summer”. Yup, just like that.

The message seems to have first appeared on the Apple homepage nearly a month ago on Sunday, April 27, 2014.

I know what you must be thinking, but no – this game has not been featured in Apple’s iPhone 5s ‘Powerful’ television commercial in the United States – though you could be partially right because localized versions of the ad that Apple is airing in other countries do feature Asphalt 8Read More

 

Gameloft posts new screenshots of Modern Combat 5: Blackout

By Cody Lee on May 21, 2014

It’s been nearly a year since we first saw a preview of Gameloft’s Modern Combat 5, and the game has yet to see a release date. In fact, we’ve heard almost nothing about the title in the past 11 months, leading some folks to believe that the project had either been shelved or canceled.

But that has certainly changed in the last few weeks. In late April, Gameloft offered up new details about the game, and a week later it broke down its new unified progression system. And today, it posted a pair of beautiful new screenshots showing Modern Combat 5 in action… Read More

 

Gameloft talks Modern Combat 5: Blackout classes and unified progression system

By Christian Zibreg on May 8, 2014

As my colleague Cody informed you, French games maker Gameloft recently shed more light on its highly anticipated Modern Combat sequel, titled Modern Combat 5: Blackout.

Coming to mobile later this year, Modern Combat 5: Blackout takes place in such locations as Venice, Italy and Tokyo and involves the main character Phoenix securing a transport of weapons of mass destruction from a particularly well-armed terrorist group.

This is a nice excuse for action-packed combat sequences and a bunch of nicely rendered orange explosions. Before you jump straight for comments, there’s much more to this game than meets the eye. A new Gameloft blog post published Thursday offers new details on the game’s unified progression system and its four soldier classes… Read More

 

Gameloft offers new details on ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout’

By Cody Lee on Apr 29, 2014

It’s been nearly a year since we first saw a preview of Gameloft’s Modern Combat 5, and the game has yet to see a release date. In fact, we’ve heard almost nothing about the title in the past 11 months, leading some folks to believe that the project had either been shelved or canceled.

But today, Gameloft reassured MC fans that the game is still very much alive and coming along nicely. The studio confirmed that the title will be ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout,’ and offered up some new details regarding the title including some info about the storyline and gameplay… Read More

 

Gameloft’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits iOS

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 18, 2014

As promised, the official game of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie is now available in the App Store for iOS devices.

A $4.99 universal download for the iPhone and iPad, this open-world action-adventure wall-crawler has you saving New York City from the formidable villain Electro in the midst of a massive villainous gang war.

You will love lush environments and eye-candy graphics that make the most of your device’s hardware. Fans of action games won’t be disappointed as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 offers plenty of combo-based fighting, web-slinging, wall-crawling and fluid aerobic combat.

Hit the jump for your launch trailer and additional tidbits… Read More

 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 launching April 17, gameplay trailer posted

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 11, 2014

We recently told you about Gameloft’s upcoming movie tie-in mobile game, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Building on the original Amazing Spider-Man, the sequel is said to offer flashier and more detailed graphics, improved controls and of course updated movie-based content.

Both the game and the movie are slated to land on the same day and now Gameloft’s given us a firm release date: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is coming to iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms next Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Unlike many triple-As these days, Spider-Man 2 is a premium title, Gameloft has confirmed, so we expect it to cost a few bucks and (hopefully) not include any in-app purchases. Gameloft today posted a new trailer showing in-game action and I’ve included it right after the break… Read More

 
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