With the release of Serious Sam 3: BFE in October, three indie games have been in development and have been released prior to Serious Sam 3. Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack! is one of the said indie games, released on September 15th 2011, for iOS and Android mobile devices.
World of Goo was an interesting indie project by 2D Boy for the PC (later ported to Wiiware where both versions received much critical acclaim) which involved connecting blobs of goo together in order to create towers that would lead the blobs to a sewer pipe where they would be free from their current surroundings. 2D Boy confirmed that the iPhone port of their game would be released soon. As an even bigger incentive, Anyone who gets the game within the first 24 hours of its sale will only have to pay 99 cents compared to the game’s regular $2.99 price. 2D Boy also confirmed that the game will only work on an iPhone 3GS, an iPhone 4 or any third gen iPod Touch or higher.
Jeez, there’s a lot of news about SHmups today! For those unaware, Fast Striker was a Neo Geo game developed by an independant team of people who missed the glory days where SHmups reigned as full retail releases instead of being pushed into the realm of digital download. The game was released on the Dreamcast last year with much acclaim from various veteran SHmup players who, like the development team, also missed such days. For anyone interested in playing such a gem on the go, NG:Dev.Team released a trailer confirming the game for an Iphone release. The game contains; 6 stages, 3D scrolling backgrounds, 17 music tracks, 4 games modes (including an Omake mode exclusive to the Iphone) 40 CGI enemies, 6 bosses (One for each stage of course) and a 60FPS rate to rival that of CAVE’s IOS efforts. The game is avaliable now and it is compatable with Iphone 3GS and third gen Ipod Touches and upwards. A trailer can be viewed after the jump.
Not enough Job System in your lives? Why not download FFIII today! FFIII remained for a long time as the only Final Fantasy game never to be released over to western audiences until the release of the remake for the DS which took all of the sprites from the original game and replaced them with 3D polygons. This remake will now be avaliable for the Iphone with enhanced sprites and cleaner graphics which make them more suited for the IPhone’s graphical capabilities. The game has been released in eight languages and will cost $15.99 / €12.99 / £9.49 /1,800 yen.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 was met with some mixed reactions, but still overall reviewed pretty well. How did it do on the market though? Pretty good according to Sonic 4’s Brand Manager, Ken Balough. And because of that, Episode 2 will be on the way, along with a bigger development budget!
How long till we get the title? It might be awhile. According to Balough, the title is in “early development,” and that they are looking at all the issues with the first title to try to create a better experience. They have also internally determined how many episodes are planned, but did not reveal the number. Although he did reveal that they plan on making the zones in this title all new.
I played the demo for Sonic 4 and that’s about it. I noticed the controls were a bit floaty, but didn’t seem like something I couldn’t get used to.
How did you feel about Sonic 4: Episode 1? What do you want Episode 2 to bring to the table?
Huzzah! More Final Fantasy News! A few days ago, Oculin reported on the annoucement of an FFIII port to the Iphone. Today, Famitsu confirmed that insted of being a port, it would be a fully fledged remake of the DS version. The Iphone version will contain completly redone visuals for the Iphones High Definition screen, The Iphone version will contain a virtual D pad whhich canbe used to select your commands and then the enemy can be tapped to attack. The Iphone version will also contain a monster viewer gallery with redesigned monster cards. The Iphone version has been set for a general March release with nothing concrete in that region however, screenshots will soon be released in the near future.
In North America and Europe, Final Fantasy III is a DS exclusive. What if you don’t have a DS though? If you have an iPhone or iPod touch, you’re be in luck.
Square-Enix announced today that Final Fantasy III will be heading to the app store. Outside of a March 2011 release date, Square-Enix doesn’t provide us with anymore information than that. Exactly in what form the iPhone version will launch is unknown. The teaser site uses art created specifically for the Nintendo DS version, and the iPhone should be perfectly capable of handling it. But with the PSP remake of Final Fantasy IV returning to the series 2D roots, it wouldn’t be all that surprising for an enhanced 2D version.
Have you ever dreamt of the ability to call some one and then immediately after play Minecraft on the exact same device? Well your dreams are about to come true! Minecraft will be heading to iPhone and Android. Get your Minecraft fix fulfilled on the go! And if you don’t particularly need a phone and Minecraft in the same device, you can always get the iPad version.
A date has yet to be locked down, but the developers are shooting for it to hit sometime later this year.
Great news for our friends in Europe!
Sony has finally finished the first version of their app for the iPhone and Android mobile hand-helds. The functions of the Playstation App are as follows:
- Check out your PlayStation Network trophies and keep up to date with your friends’ games and online status.
- Discover all the latest games, news and hardware for your PlayStation 3, PSP and PlayStation 2.
- Read all the announcements on the European PlayStation.Blog.
- Share your favourite products or news with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail.
US users will have to wait a while, sadly. Currently, the app is only available for UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and The Netherlands. You can snag the app here.
Although the necessity of this product is questionable, it’s a slow news day. DON’T JUDGE ME.
Source: Euro Playstation Blog
One of the SNES’s more acclaimed Action RPG’s for the SNES is avaliable for the Iphone. Right now. Like most other ports for the Iphone, the game has been fitted with touch screen controls. The game is avaliable for £5.50 and as a special deal, Square Enix are having a sale on all of their Iphone products incuding a quarter off th price of the official Secret of Mana Soundtrack. Details of the sale can be seen after the jump.