The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth arrives after being yanked from App Store almost a year ago

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 11, 2017

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, an iOS version of the dungeon crawler game originally released back in 2014 by independent game studio Nicalis, is now available on iOS as a premium $14.99 download from App Store.

Nicalis originally submitted its dungeon crawler for iPhone and iPad a year ago, but the game got rejected for depicting violence against children. The iOS port has a 17+ rating. Read More


Strategy role-playing game DC Legends launches globally on App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 3, 2016

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced that their new mobile game called DC Legends is now available worldwide on the App Store following a recent soft-launch in select markets. A strategy role-playing game for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, DC Legends has you forming unlikely alliances of Super Heroes and Super-Villains from across the DC universe. The game is available for free from the App Store. Read More


Square Enix releases free-to-play Mobius Final Fantasy on App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 4, 2016

Developer Square Enix yesterday announced availability of Mobius Final Fantasy, its new free-to-play role-playing game set in the Final Fantasy universe and created by producer Yoshinori Kitase and writer Kazushige Kojima, who are both known for their work on the Final Fantasy VII and the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake.

The iPhone, iPad and iPod touch game is available on a free-to-play basis with optional In-App Purchases and can be played with just one hand as it was “custom-tailored for mobile platforms”. Read More


Square Enix releases Cosmos Rings, unique role-playing game for Apple Watch

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 29, 2016

Japanese developer Square Enix last evening released a cool new role-playing game for the Apple Watch—titled Cosmos Rings—featuring nostalgia-evoking visuals, simple touch screen controls and intuitive gameplay. Cosmos Rings has automatic battles supplemented by the Active Chain Skill (A.C.S.) system, allowing players to unleash powerful skill combinations. With visuals by Final Fantasy series art director Yusuke Naora, Cosmos Rings immerses you in “a mysterious realm where they must face a whirlwind of pathos in an effort to bring back the Goddess of Time.” Read More


Ubisoft confirms action RPG Assassin’s Creed — Identity is launching on February 25

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 2, 2016

Following its soft-launch on the App Store in Australia and New Zealand in September 2014, action RPG Assassin’s Creed — Identity will be finally launching worldwide on February 25, French games maker Ubisoft confirmed yesterday on Twitter.

Filed as the first Assassin’s Creed action RPG game for mobile devices, Identity features open sandbox levels and lets you create, evolve and customize your own assassins and play them in the iconic Renaissance Italy setting. Read More


Creators of Bastion release Transistor for iOS, a premium sci-fi action RPG like no other

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 11, 2015

Every once in a while, a high-quality role-playing game which appeals to the masses comes along. This time around, the name of such a game is Transistor, a premium science fiction action RPG for the iPhone and iPad created by Supergiant Games, the team behind Bastion.

Featuring the vibrant presentation and deep combat system it’s known for, Transistor utilizes an isometric point of view where you control the character Red as she travels through a series of locations, battling enemies in both real-time combat and a frozen turn-based planning mode. Read More


Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition finally hits iOS

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 10, 2014

Since announcing an enhanced edition of its classic role-playing game (RPG), Icewind Dale, on mobile and desktop in early September, Canada-based developers Beamdog and Overhaul Games spent much of the past weeks finishing up the game and trying to get it approved by Apple.

It’s finally here now. Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition for the iPhone and iPad, a Dungeons & Dragons game set in Wizards of The Coast’s legendary Forgotten Realms, delivers new magic armor, new weapons, unlock able spells and items, nearly three dozen new kits and character classes “allowing a new generation of players to experience this epic adventure”.

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is $9.99 in the App Store. Read More


Beamdog announces Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition coming to mobile and desktop soon

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 2, 2014

Developer and publisher Beamdog is soon going to unleash an enhanced edition of its classic role-playing game (RPG), Icewind Dale, on mobile and desktop.

Originally developed for Windows by Black Isle Studios and published by Interplay Entertainment in the summer of 2000, Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition will be hitting the iPhone and iPad soon, Canada-based Beamdog confirmed on its website Tuesday.

Set in Wizards of the Coast’s Forgotten Realms campaign in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, the game includes almost 40 new kits and classes and features cross-platform multiplayer games, an overhauled interface, remastered quests from the original game and more. Read More


Gameloft unleashes Dungeon Gems onto the App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 19, 2014

With an influx of role-playing games in the App Store, it’s probably never been a better time to be a fan of the genre. Now available free in the App Store for the iPhone and iPad, Dungeon Gems by the prolific French publisher Gameloft offers a combination of strategic RPG-style party management and fast-paced puzzle gameplay as you develop and advance your heroes to take on the mighty dragons. Jump past the fold to watch the trailer and learn more about this premium monster slasher… Read More


Warhammer Quest goes free as Apple’s new App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 11, 2014

Like every Thursday, Apple yesterday refreshed the App Store’s ongoing Free App of the Week promotion.

The company’s been running this promotion for months now and we’ve seen both must-have and mediocre apps and games go free in Apple’s continuing mission to boost downloads by giving cherry-picked titles additional exposure. Warhammer Quest by Rodeo Games and Games Workshop is the latest title to go free for a week.

Previously costing five bucks and now available free of charge until next Thursday, this dungeon-based game will win you over with its addictive mix of role-playing and strategy elements.

Released ten months ago, this iOS adaptation is set in the Warhammer world and stays true to the original in looks and design. The game involves hundreds of weapons, armors and items and – yes – challenges you to battle through the legions of orcs, goblins, skavens and other creatures… Read More


Baldurs Gate II: Enhanced Edition arrives on iPad

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 16, 2014

The official sequel to BioWare’s classic role-playing game set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, Baldur’s Gate, has just launched for the iPad and is now available to download from the App Store, priced at $14.99.

Basically a 21st century version of the original 2000 release, Baldurs Gate II: Enhanced Edition includes new party members, a seamless multiplayer mode, a bunch of expansions packs such as the Throne of Bhaal and Shadows of Amn, a new combat mission titled The Black Pits 2: Gladiators of Thay as well as a host of other goodies… Read More


Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition is coming to iOS

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 2, 2013

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, BioWare’s classic role-playing game set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, launched on the App Store last December combining the original Baldur’s Gate game, the Tales From the Sword Coast expansion pack, an additional monk character, a new ‘Black Pits’ adventure and lost more content.

The game was yanked from the App Store a few months later due to a number of contractual issues with published Beamdog. It has since returned to the App Store as those problems had been resolved in a mutually satisfactory manner and now we’re hearing that the official sequel, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, will launch on the iPhone and Android later this year… Read More


EA jumps on the RPG bandwagon: Heroes Of Dragon Age coming this Fall

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 20, 2013

Role-playing games are seemingly becoming all the rage on mobile. Following last December’s release of BioWare’s Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and Guild Software’s MMORPG Vendetta Online launch earlier in the year, some of the biggest names in gaming have taken notice of the trend.

For example, Wizards of the Coast just announced the impending release of Arena Of War for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices, their first D&D mobile game set in the fabled Forgotten Realms universe.

Not content with sitting on the sidelines and watching others monetize RPG fans, publisher Electronic Arts has tapped developer BioWare to deliver Heroes of Dragon Age, basically a combat-focused spinoff of the famous Dragon Age series… Read More


Gemini Rue makes its way to iOS, and it feels like old times

By Lory Gil on Apr 19, 2013

Point-and-click adventures are beginning to make a dent in the gaming community. There have been some well-made releases within the past few months that have certainly sparked my interest. Abyss: the Wraiths of Eden HD, for example, had me sweaty palmed and stiff necked from hours of gameplay. The more often developers port desktop games to iOS, the better it is for me because I like being able to pick up and play epic adventures anywhere.

You may have already heard of Gemini Rue. It was originally created for Windows in 2011 and was just ported to iOS a week ago. The game may only be a few years old, but it has a retro design that will put you in pixilated heaven from the first beat.

Gemini Rue, for the iPhone and iPad, takes players on a noir-like adventure set on a mining planet in a future where citizens must prove their residency or be deported off world. The game’s plot develops slowly and deliberately. One false move and you’ll be pushing up daisies… Read More


MMORPG Vendetta Online previewed on iPad

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 15, 2013

Guild Software’s sci-fi MMORPG Vendetta Online has been available on Android, Linux, Mac and Windows (RT included) since 2004. It’s coming soon to iOS, with the first public iPad preview having launched today on Kickstarter. Guild Software’s John Bergman explains that the team is planning on shipping the iPad build “as soon as we can” before fully focusing their attention on gameplay enhancements. The video demonstration runs on a prototype build running on an iPad 2 connected over Wi-Fi… Read More


Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition launches on iPad

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 7, 2012

I’d spent countless hours playing BioWare’s Baldur’s Gate back when I was a little younger so it goes without saying I’m pretty excited about a re-worked, enhanced edition landing on my favorite tablet. Developer Beamdog did a nice job updating the classic role-playing game with a bunch of new characters, weapons, adventures and maps. Even more content is available via the in-app purchase method.

The game includes the original Baldur’s Gate and the Tales From the Sword Coast expansion pack, in addition to new content like a monk character named Rasaad yn Bashir, a new adventure called The Black Pits and more. Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition can be purchased immediately from the App Store provided you’re willing to plunk down ten bucksRead More