Free-to-play games company Kabam and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced the launch of The Lord of the Rings: Legends of Middle-earth on iOS and Android devices. The game mixes role-playing and collectible card elements, as users recruit more than 100 characters with special abilities in their quest to destroy the evil in Middle-earth once and for all.
2K has announced the launch of NBA 2K15 on mobile devices. Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Studio, the game promises gamers the most “true-to-life” NBA experience they’ve ever seen on mobile, with multiple gameplay modes that look to capture the feeling of the console game.
Rovio has announced the launch of Angry Birds Transformers on iOS devices, alongside the release of special characters in an Angry Birds Transformers TELEPODS product line from Hasbro. The game takes place after a mysterious EggSpark crashes into Piggy Island, triggering a war between the Autobirds and Deceptihogs.
Unlike traditional Angry Birds titles, the game is more like an endless runner than a physics-based puzzle game, as users run (or drive) across the screen, destroying Deceptihog strongholds as they go.
eRepublik Labs has announced the launch of Tactical Heroes on mobile devices, a turn-based strategy title that takes players to the planet of Eden on a quest to destroy alien invaders and reclaim the planet for human colonization. Tactical Heroes offers multiple gameplay modes, including a single player campaign and multiplayer battles, and also allows users to build their own base in between missions.
Zen Studios has announced the launch of new South Park-themed tables in its Zen Pinball mobile app, as well as the launch of a standalone South Park-themed pinball game on mobile devices. The standalone app contains two tables, South Park: Super-Sweet Pinball and South Park: Butters’ Very Own Pinball Game. Both offer plenty of fan service to players, as they contain popular moments from the show as interactive elements on the tables.
Part-time indie game developer Dominic Hamelin-Blais has released Bunnies’ Empire on iOS and Android devices. The game pits a bunny military force against an evil clan of foxes, who wish to destroy the bunnies’ gardens. The tower defense title is incredibly similar to PopCap’s Plants vs Zombies, as players deploy bunny (and other animal) units in rows, and wait as fox enemies approach from the right side of the screen.
Independent game developer uCool, known for its free-to-play PC game Tynon, has announced the official release of its first mobile title on iOS and Android devices. The game is Heroes Charge, and it’s described as a hybrid between a role-playing game and a multiplayer online battle arena title (MOBA). In Heroes Charge, gamers have access to over 50 heroes, from archers to mages, and can take those characters into battle across multiple gameplay modes.
Gaming company JoyBits has today announced its series of “Doodle” games has surpassed 150 million downloads in 150 countries, with 50 million of those downloads being on mobile devices. The franchise includes Doodle God, Doodle Devil, Doodle Farm, Doodle Kingdom and Doodle Creatures, and gives players the power of creation, as they mix-and-match elements to create new items and/or build entire worlds one game at a time.
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