5 Must Have iOS And Android Games You Need To Play This Summer
We take a look at some of the most anticipated mobile games in the hot months ahead.
There were a few announcements, leaked images and release dates for highly anticipated Apple and Android mobile games. Today, we'll give you a preview of these games and the mobile platforms you'll see them on.
World of Tanks Blitz
Wargaming hosts a launch party this week for the highly anticipated World of Tanks Blitz. Making its debut on iOS and Android devices this Thursday, this free-to-play game won't cost anything to download from the Apple and Google Play app stores, but will offer players the option to make in-game purchases.
The concept behind the the mobile game is to offer a quick, functional and fun way to play World of Tanks on the go. The mobile version offers faster progression, while money is gained quicker and battles are seven-on-seven with destructible environments. Being in development for over a year, we have to say the game looks very polished on the iPad, and its controls are fluid for touchscreens.
If you have an Xbox 360, Wargaming plans to release a retail SKU estimated to cost less than $30, which will include a Premium Tier 2 Panzer Tank. This exclusive retail version comes with with three days of Premium time that will get you one-and-a-half times more experience and will research new tanks and modules at cosmic speed, extra gold and silver, plus 30 days of Xbox Live Gold for console gameplay.
Hellraid: The Escape
Developer Shortbreak Studios will launch Hellraid: The Escape on July 10 for iOS devices. This first-person puzzle adventure is set in the same universe as Techland's Hellraid, a fantasy combat game that was originally a mod for zombie-shooter Dead Island. Hellraid: The Escape will only be available for advanced iOS devices such as iPad 2, iPhone 4S and iPod Touch 5th Generation.
Using the full potential of the Unreal Engine to achieve visual quality previously known only on PCs and consoles, Hellraid: The Escape offers a unique challenge to mobile games where you face off against demons using your wits. Equipped with free updates and no in app purchases, we can't image this game being free. No official word on cost.
Curse of Naxxramas Expansion
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Curse of Naxxramas is a single-player expansion that will let you battle through five wings themed around a World of Warcraft raid, taking on bosses and earning new cards. These wings will unlock over a period of five weeks and add a total 30 new cards (themed around the Deathrattle ability) to the card pool. Blizzard gives you the first wing for free, but you'll have to use in-game gold or in-app purchases to access the other four Wings.
This expansion couldn't have come at a better time considering how current gameplay has grown a bit stale, and with the addition of these new cards, Hearthstone fans will have more reason to stay engaged. We're very excited about its release, and plan to cover the Naxxramas expansion pack in the near future.
Civilization Revolution 2
Yesterday, 2K announced its sequel to Civilization Revolution, a simplified take on the classic strategy sim. Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2 makes its debut on iOS devices on July 2nd, and expands its influence to Android soon after. Developed exclusively for mobile, which is a first for the series, it features an interface that caters to the device. As a paid app, Civ Rev 2 will feature 16 recognizable historical leaders from the series, like Ghandi and Genghis Khan, along with a few new ones like John F. Kennedy and Winston Churchill.
Street Fighter IV Arena
Capcom's third Street Fighter game for the mobile platform is in the works. Street Fighter IV Arena is a collaboration between Capcom and Nexon. This could be a free-to-play game based on Nexon free-to-play development history. We hope to see some new characters before it makes its way to the U.S. That said, Street Fighter IV Arena will be in beta test in Korea later this year.