My Tamagotchi Forever Launches on Mobile

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Bandai Namco has officially released My Tamagotchi Forever on iOS and Android devices outside of China. The game is free-to-play and will be a life sim game much like its handheld predecessors, allowing players to care for characters and receive coins in return to unlock accessories and decorations.

There are also optional in-app purchases available for the game, such as a coin doubler, and item pack available for $1.99. Hit the jump for the game’s official launch trailer.

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Part Time UFO Releases from HAL Laboratory

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Part Time UFO, the first mobile game from HAL Laboratory of Kirby fame, about a UFO performing odd jobs, is now available in the US App Store. An announcement regarding the localization was made via Twitter today, providing links to the $3.99 game’s listings on Google Play and iTunes.

In Part Time UFO, players take control of a UFO and his catcher claw to help people perform various tasks and earn money to buy costumes for himself. The game is challenging in a fun way, and absolutely evokes shades of a classic pink puff ball in certain respects.

Chrono Trigger Releases on PC

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The fan-favorite classic, Chrono Trigger, is now available on Steam priced at $14.99. Until April 2nd, players can grab it as a limited edition with a Chrono Trigger medley that includes the songs “Battle with Magus,” “Chrono Trigger,” “Corridors of Time,” “Far Off Promise,” and “Wind Scene,” digital liner notes from composer Yasunori Mitsuda, and six wallpapers.

The PC version of Chrono Trigger has a number of features unique to it with optimized visuals, and support for keyboard and mouse, or controller. It also features a new autosave function, and the bonus dungeons from the Nintendo DS and mobile versions, Dimensional Vortex and Lost Sanctum, are both present. Chrono Trigger is also available on the Super NES, PlayStation, Nintendo DS and both Android and Apple iOS devices.

Mario Kart Tour Headed to Smartphones in 2019

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Nintendo of America have announced yet another new addition to their growing lineup of iOS/Android Mobile titles, with Mario Kart Tour. The game is set to launch in early 2019, but no other details were added.

This marks Nintendo’s fifth full title, after MiiTomo, Fire Emblem Heroes, Super Mario Run, and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Holiday Event Starts Today

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For those, such as myself, that take their levels of Holiday Cheer to new heights, and also enjoy running their own campsite in Animal Crossing, you may now rejoice. Nintendo has kicked off the Holiday Event in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, allowing players to collect Candy Canes as crafting materials to craft items full of holiday spirit.

The items include Christmas-themed couches, trees, accessories, and clothing. The event is running now, and ends at 12:59am on December 26th, on iOS and Android.

English Trailer for Digimon Links

Bandai Namco shared a new English trailer for Digimon Links, the upcoming mobile Digimon game, confirming the game’s English release. In Digimon Links you participate in 3 vs. 3 turn-based battles, using Signature and Legacy Skills. The game also has a Farm feature that will act as your customizable home-base, as well as where you raise your monsters.

The upcoming title also comes complete with Digivolution, allowing players to digivolve and increase their power and skills in battle. Lastly, the game will also feature online co-op play allowing players to partner with friends.

Bleach: Paradise Lost Trailer

Bleach is getting a smartphone RPG in the vein of Pokémon GO, that uses players GPS to track their location and find nearby hollows for them to engage in 3D turn-based battles with. The trailer above is to celebrate 500,000 pre-registrations in Japan for the game, and gives us our first look at the gameplay.

It’s cool to see more games like this popping up, and taking advantage of the interesting variety of innovations that mobile gaming has to offer. Maybe we’ll get a Final Fantasy like this, soon!

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition Announced

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Square Enix announced at GamesCom, that Final Fantasy XV is headed to iOS, Android, and Windows 10 Mobile Devices with its new Pocket Edition. The new edition will be released episodically across mobile platforms to accommodate the large story, and even gets this adorable new art style.

The new art style is a bit off-putting at first, with some proportions and face design being a bit strange on certain characters (looking at you, Gladiolus). But after a bit, it has a charm to it, and I’m already pretty fond of it. There’s no release date as of yet, but hopefully it won’t be long before we can see how well Final Fantasy XV transitions to touch screens.

BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War Announced for Mobile

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Arc System Works is continuing their fire year with a new BlazBlue title, BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War being released on iOS and Android smartphones. No details for the title have been revealed, but Arc has put up a teaser website advertising the new title.

The mobile BlazBlue titles have been consistently fun, with Arc System Works being one of the few companies able to properly port their titles to mobile in a fun and engaging way.

Layton’s Mystery Journey Trailer

The next chapter in the Layton saga finally has a new trailer. Showing off its new main character, Katrielle, the daughter of the Professor, as well its new smartphone gameplay. The game has all the classic traits of Layton titles with gorgeous animation, memorable characters, and fun puzzle-solving mini-games.

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy will be out on smartphones July 20th for $15.99.

Introducing Sega Forever

SEGA has announced its continued efforts at a full re-brand, and attempt back at their past glory, with a new mobile endeavor called SEGA Forever. SEGA is bringing its entire back catalog of games to Android and iOS, completely free. The games will include controller support, and be Ad-free for a small fee of $1.99.

That selection isn’t just limited to Genesis games, either. Dreamcast, and Saturn games have also been kicked around. WiFi Multiplayer connectivity will be included in certain titles at launch, but SEGA is also looking into 3G and 4G options.

 

PhE3: PlayStation Recap

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Sony’s E3 conference went about as expected, but on the other hand, it also had some insane surprises that no one would have ever expect, but they are damn sure welcome. While the majority of the show were updates to titles shown at last year’s E3, we were also given a few new projects that have been in the pipeline. Quite secretly, I might add.

Sony was absolutely a mixed bag this year. When they delivered, they delivered, but their misses were some pretty heavy missteps as far as interest. Hit the jump to check out the full rundown of the show.

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Introducing Pokéland

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The Pokémon Company have officially launched the Alpha of their latest app, called Pokéland, in Japan. In Pokéland, toy Pokémon duke it out on various in-game islands, a la Pokémon Rumble.

The mobile game is beginning an Android-only alpha test in Japan that features six islands, 52 stages, and 134 types of Pokémon. During the alpha, players will be able to progress to the 15th floor of the Champion Tower. However, once the alpha is concluded, player progress will be deleted.

Splash! Magikarp Releasing in Japan Tomorrow

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It would seem that ridiculous Magikarp song that the Pokemon Company released a week ago was not without merit. Splash! Magikarp is hitting smartphones in Japan tomorrow, with a North American release sure to follow soon. The game sees trainers in a small town, known as Hop Town, that desperately loves Magikarp, attempt to train them and compete to see whose Magikarp can splash the highest.

Players will encounter other various Pokemon, as well as new and interesting looking Magikarp, such as Koi Magikarp. Players will also earn rewards for high splashes, and events that could help earn them decorations for their home screen pond, where their Magikarp lives. Splash! Magikarp hits iPhone and Android on May 23.