While not technically a surprise, Nintendo has announced that Super Mario Run, their upcoming mobile title, will require an internet connection to play all the games modes. This news comes straight from developer Shigeru Miyamoto, who notes that there is a very simple and logical reason for this:
Nintendo and DeNA officially announced today that Super Mario Run, the first mobile game starring Nintendo’s Mario, will arrive on iPhone and iPad on December 15 in the United States time zones. The game will be available to download at the App Store at no cost, and players can try elements of the game’s three modes for free. After the initial download, a one-time payment of $9.99 will offer gamers unlimited access to the three modes in this release. So basically, the game costs $9.99.
While Pokemon Go may have lost some of the initial hype that it had when it first released, it still continues to be played by millions of people around the world. To help keep those legions of users happy, Niantic is set to make life slightly easier for them with a brand new update.
Despite all the advantages of Pokemon Go Plus, there is a serious shortcoming with the device that has proved to be a major issue for regular players. According to The Silph Road, the wearable hardware is only capable of using regular Pokeballs rather than the Ultra or Great varieties. This makes it much less useful for catching higher level creatures that can only be caught using these types of items.
A new 2D puzzle arcade came is coming to Android on August 28th. It’s titled Among the Asteroids, and seeks to mix old school arcade gameplay with tense puzzle elements meant to test your skills. Check out the full breakdown below:
It seems not everyone in the world likes or wants to catch Pokemon. Well, there is one country in the world that cannot enjoy a popular mobile app. According to a report by Digital Spy, Pokémon Go has been banned in another country due to “security concerns.” The popular augmented reality mobile app was banned by the High Council of Virtual Spaces out of “security concerns.”
Gamers can finally get an early taste of the new computer card game for The Elder Scrolls series. Bethesda Softworks officially announced this week at QuakeCon 2016 that the Open Beta has begun for The Elder Scrolls Legends. This is the highly anticipated, free-to-play strategy card game based on the Elder Scrolls franchise. Fans can download the PC Open Beta for the game now at this link.
Niantic has released a new update for Pokemon GO, and it’s introduced a number of new changes for the popular mobile game (via Nintendo Insider). Update 0.31.0 is available now for the augmented reality app, and introduces new changes, giving gamers a way to re-customize their Trainer avatars. In addition, they can adjust their battle move damage values for specific Pokemon. Also, the update has improved memory issues and addresses a number of a big issues.
Looking for some easy entertainment this summer that costs you nothing (except bandwidth)? ABC has expanded the shows available on its streaming app — it now offers more than just programs from its present or recent past. You can play the ABC app on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, Roku and ABC.com. Just be prepared to wait through commercials….remember, since it’s free, “you are the product.”
Rovio Games has revealed that Angry Birds 2 will release on July 30. The official sequel to the original Angry Birds game will be first shown at a special event on July 28 and then released across various platforms two days later. Although the developer has not stated exactly what devices will be supported, it is likely that the game will be available on iOS and Android devices at launch. The company has also not revealed very much information about the game, describing it only as, “bigger, badder and birdier.”
Don’t have enough Star Wars in your life? Well, Disney and Lucasfilm seek to change that because they have officially launched a Star Wars app for you to download for free via Google Play or the App Store. So what’s in the Star Wars app? Here’s the breakdown:
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will support crossplay and contain all of the same features that are on the versions currently available on PC, Mac and tablets. Lead designer Eric Dodds has revealed in an interview with Gamespot that smartphone users will experience the same game as other players and will be able to compete with others who are using any other version of the game.