Some magic has come to the world of EA’s The Sims FreePlay on mobile, as this year’s Halloween update is now available to download on iOS, Android and Amazon devices. This update comes along with a new store, new pets and new hobbies for players to enjoy during this spookiest time of the year. There’s even a new storyline here, as players must earn the help of Sim Town’s resident wizard, who will help them save the neighborhood from “impending doom.”
School of Dragons company JumpStart has announced the launch of NFL Rush: Heroes & Rivals on mobile devices, giving players ages eight and up an opportunity to boost their football IQ in eight different mini-games. The game allows users to create their own football player avatar, and train their team with these games before taking it into the Redzone Rivals mode against other players.
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.
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.
Imangi Studios has announced its partnership with NFL Players Inc. to bring some of the NFL’s top football players to Temple Run 2. This is an ongoing event for the Fall season, with new players added as playable runners each week through the Thanksgiving holiday. To start, players have access to the San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick and the Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson.
Fruit Ninja developer Halfbrick has published a new game on mobile devices, a match-three title called Yes Chef. Developed by CitrusJoy, the game follows a culinary student named Cherry, who wishes to become a master chef, and will do so one match-three level at a time. Levels come in different base formats, and the game offers multiple upgrades for player development as the game progresses.
It’s October, which means Halloween is around the corner both in the real world, and in our virtual Springfields in The Simpsons: Tapped Out on mobile devices. EA Mobile has released the game’s latest Treehouse of Horror update, which sees players defending their town from an alien invasion. To do so, players will squish adolescent aliens wandering around their city’s streets, visiting friends for additional rewards, and even go trick-or-treating to collect crafting materials.
GungHo Online Entertainment’s Puzzle & Dragons has passed over five million downloads in North America, taking the game to more than 38 million downloads worldwide. In addition to this newest milestone, GungHo has announced the game’s newest update, as well as its newest cross-promotion with a real-world brand.
myVegas Slots developer PlayStudios has announced the newest game in its social casino franchise, myVegas Blackjack. The mobile title combines virtual currency blackjack tables with real-world rewards in the form of hotel stays, buffet tickets, food vouchers and more at popular Las Vegas resorts (and the occasional location outside of Nevada). In myVegas Blackjack, players have access to three overall varieties of blackjack, each of which contains tables branded after real-world locales, like the MGM Grand, New York-New York and Excalibur, among others.
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