The maker of authentic racing games F1, Grid and Dirt, Codemasters has recently revealed a work-in-progress F1 Mobile Racing with launch details, screenshots and a game trailer on the company’s blog. Following a soft launch of the game in Thailand and Philippines, games interested in F1 racing will be able to get their hands on the best racer in the genre when the game releases in Fall 2018.
It’s hard to understand why EA can’t just kill its Command & Conquer series at this point, as any attempts to revive the classic spirit of the franchise died in the eyes of fans. The last successful entry in the franchise was Red Alert 3, which happened around a decade ago. Yet this year EA decided to bring back the name of this once venerable series, with a mobile spin-off that no one was really asking for. This is a first look at Command & Conquer: Rivals – a 1v1 strategy game now available on iOS and Android in a pre-alpha release.
Tested on: Razer Phone, Android 7.1
Critically acclaimed adventure game Life is Strange finally arrives on Android devices, available through Google Play. Launched for PC and consoles back in 2015, the episodic title features emotion-gripping story and many high-stakes set-pieces woven in between character interaction and exploration. Its simple interactive gameplay model meant a mobile port might end up coming out at some point, which it did by landing on the iOS Appstore last year. Android users can now also enjoy the game on their phones and tablets, with all five episodes available upon release.
Life is Strange is available as a free download, giving players access to the full first episode. Consider it a demo of sorts, offering an opportunity to see how the game plays before subsequent episodes. The remaining four can be purchased either separately or as a season pass, at least based on the pricing model from the iOS Appstore. It would be foolish to change the pricing model, and Square Enix will probably stick to the one they’ve had for a while, including the Steam version, which also comes with the first episode available for free.
While Life is Strange is available to all Android users, it is gated to specific device requirements, but selection is vast. You need to have Android 6.0 and above, OpenGL 3.1, ARM 64 supported CPUs and 2 GB of RAM. System requirements aren’t very demanding by any means, and most modern phones with a price tag of $300 upwards will run Life is Strange with no problem. Square Enix also lists recommended devices for best playing experience, although if yours isn’t on the list it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the game. As long as device specs are high, Life is Strange will look stunning and play smoothly. Head over to the Google Play store to grab it and check out the release trailer below:
Developer: Dontnod Entertainment; Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Release Date: June 4th, 2018; Reviewed on: PC
Testing Specifications: Intel Core i5-6500, 16GB RAM, GeForce GTX1070
Available on: Steam
Striking a vast contrast with developer Dontnod’s other games, Vampyr is a dark and gritty adventure set in Victorian London. With a unique spin on player choice, the game presents an interesting dilemma for players in both story and game design aspects. Doctor Jonathan Reid is a renowned surgeon trying to help those in need, but at the same time happens to be a newborn vampire with a thirst for blood. Vampyr thus makes players question the nature of their actions. Will you try to heal everyone in one of its districts? Or will you let the city succumb to complete darkness? It is an interesting setup rarely presented in gaming, although execution of such vital choice is often lacking. Nonetheless, Vampyr is an engaging adventure game well worth playing for its intrigue, mysterious characters and exploration.
Ubisoft’s mobile title Hungry Shark World is headed to Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch, unlocking July 17th on each of the major platform’s marketplaces. The critically acclaimed arcade game that earned 500 million downloads since its release will now be available for console players, who can indulge in playing as a deadly shark. The game will be optimized for controller support, and support enhanced graphics with scaling up to 4K displays.
In Hungry Shark World, you “start out as a small shark and work your way up the food chain,” consuming fish, small creatures and humans alike, with giant boss monsters to tackle in the later game. With over 20 sharks available, players will take on various missions to evolve their creature, take out objectives, and become the ultimate hunter of the sea. Feeding the hungry shark is the main objective, although players will get a small range of powers to play with to challenge “fearsome bosses, including goblin sharks, prehistoric predators and giant squids,” according to Ubisoft.
The launch happens tomorrow, July 17th, when Hungry Shark World will be available on all three major console systems. Although it’s too bad there doesn’t seem to be a release planned for Steam. To find out more, check out the game’s release trailer.
SCS Software are hard at work to expand American Truck Simulator into spanning the entirety of the country, and presently aim to bring us out to Oregon in the next game DLC. Expect to haul cargo across another location with hundreds of miles of open road, small towns, dense forests, highways, and much more.