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New Pokemon game announced for Mobile and Switch

During the Pokemon Press Event (going on in Japan), The Pokemon Company has announced that 2 new Pokemon Titles will hit the Nintendo Switch this year. One of the titles is named Pokemon Quest, which will be landing on Mobile and the Nintendo Switch. no further details has been released to the public.

You can check out some leaked footage below of the press event.

 

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NCG Review – Snipers vs Thieves (IOS, Android)

Reviewed by: undED

Back in November of 2016, up and coming UK publisher Playstack announced a partnership with Swedish developer Foxglove Studios. Around the same time, Foxglove was pleased to announce their newest creation, Snipers vs. Thieves for mobile. According to an article by develop-online.net, SvP had been in development for two years, by a team of highly skilled devs with a multitude of pedigree in AAA gaming. SvP itself is an online multiplayer game centered on thieves robbing a bank, and the snipers who try to keep them from escaping. A simple premise that has a gameplay concept unlike anything else I have played on mobile.

Story

The simplicity of the game does not make much room for a story. There are not any main characters, no side characters; you just play as your own thief/sniper, which you name. Your reason for robbing a bank as a thief can only really be attributed to gathering money. As a sniper, your only motivation is to stop the thieves. The lack of story however, doesn’t hinder the game in any way. I never felt like I was missing out on anything by a lack of narrative.2-Loot-Other-Banks

Visuals

SvT sports cartoony visuals that could easily be mistaken for Team Fortress 2 (on a smaller scale). The movement of thieves is also very caricaturized, akin to Looney Tunes. Bright cars/fences/trees all help you scope out thieves against their black suits. It helps that there are several different locations for you to play in. From the city, to a farm, even shipping docks. Snipers will see thieves move very jaggedly, especially when they climb up or jump from obstacles. I lost many headshots because of this, but the challenge was welcomed.

Audio

The musical score probably matched SvT better than any other mobile game I’ve played. During the match, music was at first oddly absent. I later started to appreciate this during both thieving and sniping. In the menus however, an original, jazzy tune plays that is cheery and fun. Like everything else about SvT, the music doesn’t take itself too seriously and helped bring up my mood when I lost a match. It doesn’t convey intensity, instead the music ops to sit in the background while you methodically plan your next move.YOUTUBE TEMPLATE recent

Gameplay

Thieves will start across a map from the getaway car, with a minute or so to get away before either the sniper kills you, or the cops get there to arrest you. A series of arrows show cover you can take while making progress to the car. You have a finite amount of stamina though, so you have to plan your escape wisely, lest you slowdown in between areas leaving you open to be capped off. Thieves have grossly bigger proportioned upper bodies than lower, which makes for easier sniping. As a thief you will see smoke trails from bullets that will help you detect where you are being shot from. You can also earn bonuses to help you with your objective like ‘big head’ bullets for the sniper, and decoys for the thieves. There is even a cheeky homage to the Metal Gear series that made me laugh. By level 8 (roughly 4-5 hours in) I had enough diverse tools for each job that I could comfortably play how I wanted.YOUTUBE TEMPLATE recent

 

Verdict

Snipers vs. Thieves is a rare gem in a time when app stores are filled with “games” entirely centered on you spending money. Matchmaking is quick, never took me more than 20 seconds to get into a match, with or without Wi-Fi. Loot cases open for you every few hours so long as you remember to start the process. They are fairly generous I’d say. SvT does have micro transactions, but I never felt like any amount of money I spent would genuinely help my gameplay. If you enjoy this game, just keep playing it. Your skills will win you matches, not purchases.Score

Oh… Sir! The Insult Simulator updates

If your mother has never watched Star Wars and elderberries are stupid! then you’ll be pleased to know that you can further roast your friends with even more add on’s to Oh…Sir!! The Insult Simulator.

Coming out July 25 for the PC and mobile games, we get a new protagonist: Postal Dude.

Yes, Vile Monarch has collaborated with the disappointingly polite people at Running With Scissors to bring Postal Dude to the game, armed with nothing more than a barrage of vaguely profane language delivered by the original Postal voice actor Rick Hunter no less.

What has been your best insult from the game so far? Let us know in the comments!

The ULTIMATE CROSSOVER event for One Piece Treasure Cruise and Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle

Your favorite shounen title game apps are getting the Ultimate Crossover event.  One Piece Treasure Cruise and Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle will get awesome login bonuses, special characters, new quests, and battles against super villains in both games until November 24th.

Login Bonuses are:

  • One Piece Treasure Cruise

    • One Rainbow Gem each day during the crossover campaign

    • Special character: 4★ Monkey. D. Luffy Gum-Gum Gatling Gun

  • Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle

    • One Dragon Stone each day during the crossover campaign

    • Special character: [The Last Instant Transmission] Super Saiyan Goku

Special Quests

  • One Piece Treasure Cruise

    • A special stage with three difficulty levels will appear on Extra Island

    • Boss: Frieza (Final Form) from Dragon Ball Z Series

    • Completion reward: Rainbow Gems and a special character Manual

  • Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle

    • A special stage with three difficulty levels will appear within an event

    • Boss: Doflamingo from One Piece Series

    • Completion reward: Dragon Stones

Raid-style Event, Super Villain Crossover Battle Tracker

  • Takes place October 26th to November 2nd (PST)

Do you have these games on your phone? Don’t forget to login!

Final Fantasy XV anime ends and another mobile app

The Final Fantasy XV anime series reaches its finale at five episodes.  Square Enix released the final episode at the Tokyo Game Show revealing an epic battle Noctis takes on ten years later against the monster, Marilith.

If you haven’t had a chance to watch yet, the series sets the backdrop for the upcoming Final Fantasy XV game title, highlighting the bond between Prince Noctis and his comrades.

The final episode, “The Warmth of Light”, along with all other episodes, can be found on YouTube.

If you can’t get enough Final Fantasy XV, there will also be a mobile app game coming soon called KING’S KNIGHT -Wrath of the Dark Dragon-, a game Noctis and his friends play in their downtime.

KING’S KNIGHT is a scrolling shooting game that predates the Final Fantasy series.  Wrath of the Dark Dragon will feature a new story, plus a multi-player mode for up to four players.  The app will be free to play later this year.  Pre-register here for all the goodies that it will come with upon release.

Are you running out of space on your mobile device yet? Check out the announcement trailer below!