18 posts tagged ios
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Cave Story creator Daisuke Amaya’s new game is super cute! It’s coming out on iOS in the spring, and then probably on 3DS later?
This was revealed at BitSummit, a new indie developer convention in Kyoto that sounds like it would have been pretty great to attend…
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Pokémon TV app for smartphones, tablets
Expanding its mobile presence, The Pokémon Company has put out a new iOS and Android app allowing fans to watch episodes of the Pokémon anime for free. The app rotates 50+ episodes each week from the series’ previous 15 seasons. It will also have movies, special features, animated shorts, and trailers.
It would be nice if there was an app as robust for 3DS owners, but since there’s not, we can at least enjoy the Valentine’s Day episode of Dinosaur Office that hit Nintendo Video yesterday.
PREORDER Pokemon X and Y, other upcoming releases
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy hits iPhone, iPad today
No big surprise here, the beloved 3DS rhythm game is out for iOS devices today (New Zealand shop, U.S. link incoming). Also unsurprising: in-app purchases are insane in the membrane, crazy insane, got no brain.
The app is free to download with two songs (“One Winged Angel” and “Zanarkand”), but then you’ll spend $0.99 on each song, $2.99 on each song bundle for the numbered Final Fantasy games, and $1.99 on each character. Buying all of the content will set you back around $90. Oh, and this mobile edition lacks the EMS feature that lets you play extended versions for a number of songs.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for 3DS is currently $30 at Amazon (includes around 80 songs, more available as DLC).
You can grab the iPhone and iPad Pokédex app in North America and Europe now, so you can conveniently access info about a variety of Pokémon on your iOS device.
The app is $1.99 with data for the Pokémon of the Unova region — regional packs for Kanto, Johto, Sinno, Hoenn are priced at $5.99 each. If you want the complete set, you’ll end up spending around $26. For comparison, the Pokédex 3D Pro app on eShop is $15.
Pokédex app coming to iPhones and iPads in Japan tomorrow. I know Nintendo has vowed not to bring its games to smartphones, but this isn’t as big a surprise as you’d think — it isn’t the first iOS app The Pokemon Company (a Nintendo subsidiary) has put out, and it’s not like these releases are anything like the real games. Also remember that the last app never released outside Japan.
The iOS Pokédex is initially cheaper than the $15 Pokédex 3D Pro app on eShop. It’s ¥170 ($2) to get the iOS edition with Unova Pokémon, but getting data for the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh regions will cost an extra ¥500 ($6) each. You could buy a real Pokedéx with that money!
Buy: Pokemon Black/White Version 2, Pokemon Conquest
See also: More Pokemon news and media [Via ColtraineGF]
It’s Super Mario 3D Land for iPhones! Er, or rather a game that has the enemies, power-ups, and stage elements that are nearly identical to Nintendo’s game… It’s actually called 3D Cartoon Land: Safari, and is made by Walnut JZ, the same people behind other iOS classics like God of Warriors and Fury Birds.
According to Walnut JZ, “This unique game requires you to quickly jump over obstacles and collect coins. But you are not secure in this beautiful cartoon world. An angry tortoise could bite you. An easy and smooth control makes it very funny and to jump or run.”
Buy: Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2
See also: More Super Mario 3D Land stuff
[Via Nintendo Gamer]
Another twist in the World Ends With You saga! Apparently the iOS port — that one Square Enix released this week, much to the chagrin of everyone hoping for a 3DS sequel — teases a follow-up in its secret ending.
Time to get our hopes up over nothin’ again!
Buy: The World Ends With You See also: More The World Ends With You news [Via Vyse the Legend]
So many tears are being spilled today over The World Ends With You - Solo Remix, Square Enix’s newly announced iPhone and iPad port for its beloved DS RPG.
We already knew that the company would announce the iOS game when its countdown page expired today, but there were some cruel promises that there might be more news that would excite fans, that maybe there would be a 3DS sequel announced or something else awesome.
Nope! All we got was this trailer for the iOS game’s release tomorrow ($17.99 on iPhone, $19.99 on iPad), and some details on the port’s new features. Before Square Enix disabled ratings on this video’s Youtube page, it had thousands of dislikes and only a handful of likes.
Buy: The World Ends With You See also: More The World Ends With You news
Those waiting for Square Enix’s countdown page to unveil a 3DS sequel to The World Ends With You, I hope you prepared for the disappointment we all knew would come.
The company posted a product page for an upcoming music album, which promises new remixed tracks from a not-yet announced iOS port of the original DS game. :o(
So, it’s likely that the iOS edition is what the countdown site will debut on the countdown page in two days. Though Brian Gray, a frequent translator for Square Enix titles, hints that there’s more news we don’t know about yet.
Buy: The World Ends With You See also: More The World Ends With You news [Image via Evil]
I can’t believe how many platforms Tiny has now appeared on because of Wizorb — Xbox Live Indie Games, Windows/Mac, PlayStation Network, and now iPhones!
It’s a fantastic game that combines brick breaking with a fantasy RPG. And it has a charming retro look from Paul Robertson, maker of rad pixelart and animations.
Buy: Wizorb for Windows/Mac/Linux See also: More Wizorb posts
The last thing I’d expect to hear out of the “Casual Connect” conference is news about vintage Chunsoft “sound novels,” but it happened! Agetec will localize Kamaitachi no Yoru – originally released on Super Famicom but ported to a bunch of other platforms – for release on iOS and Android.
Night of the Kamaitachi is a murder mystery that uses silhouetted characters, relying on sound and music to set the creepy mood. The idea of this port is apparently to target it at ebook fans. It would be quite a trick to use that marketing to make something suddenly mainstream that used to be super, super niche.
See also: More news and media for Chunsoft games
This familiar guy popped up while I was playing Pocket Planes, a new airline sim for iOS by NimbleBit (Tiny Tower). Though Nintendo has said multiple times that it’s not bringing its flagship franchise to iPhone, that hasn’t stopped iOS developers from finding ways to drop the Mario brothers into their games.
Anyway, like many other iPhone owners, I spent the past weekend addicted to this free game. It’s one of those simple titles that you can play while watching TV, returning to it during AMC’s commercial breaks for O Brother, Where Art Thou?, as was the case for me. It’s the perfect experience for a mobile gaming distraction.
3DS is such a different platform, but I wonder if it could get away with something like this — a fun, free waster that you can play in the background while doing something else. While Nintendo is sort of encouraging that by now allowing microtransactions on its systems, we haven’t heard any free-to-play titles announced for eShop yet.