Gameloft Releases Modern Combat 5: Blackout

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Gameloft has announced the launch of Modern Combat 5: Blackout on smartphones and tablets. The latest installment in the company’s popular first-person-shooter series takes players to Venice on a mission to secure weapons of mass destruction from an armed terrorist group. As a hero named Phoenix, players will travel from Venice to Tokyo as the plot unfolds to reveal an “uncomfortable secret.”

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Dreamgate Studios Announces Physics Puzzle Game Light in the Dark

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Dreamgate Studios has announced the upcoming release of its first mobile title, Light in the Dark. Created by a team of industry veterans, with experience with top franchises including Bioshock, Fallout and X-Com, the game combines physics and puzzles in level-based play. Gamers are challenged with reuniting colorful totem creatures with their babies, with doing so requiring the manipulation of colored light beams.

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Disney Interactive Releases Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon [Interview]

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Marvel and Disney Interactive have today announced the launch of Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon, the official mobile game for the film set to hit theaters on August 1. The game stars a variety of heroes and villains from the Guardians of the Galaxy universe, and sees gamers controlling multiple characters on screen at once, against waves of oncoming enemies.

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DreamWorks, Microsoft launch DreamWorks Dragons Adventure on Windows devices

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DreamWorks and Microsoft have announced the launch of DreamWorks Dragons Adventure World Explorer on select Windows phones and tablets. Announced in October 2013, the game in inspired by the animated film How to Train Your Dragon 2, and sees gamers’ own real-world locations transformed into medieval villages in the style of Berk from the films.

The game is split into two portions for playing at home, or while on-the-go. The at-home portions see users completing missions to rescue dragons from dragon trappers. Users start with either Astrid or Hiccup and their single dragon companion, but can eventually unlock all six dragons with enough play time.

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The Witcher: Battle Arena announced for Q4 2014 mobile release

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CD Projekt Red and Fuero Games have announced The Witcher: Battle Arena for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows tablets. The game transforms the existing Witcher franchise of console games into a “fun and accessible” MOBA, set in the same Witcher universe.

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Garfield turns 36 as Animoca’s Garfield games pass 30 million installs

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Animoca Brands’ Garfield franchise has passed 30 million installs on mobile devices. This news comes just in time for the famous fat cat’s 36th birthday on June 19, and will see Animoca offering discounts on the purchase price of paid Garfield apps, and a bonus 50 percent to all virtual currency purchases within free-to-play Garfield games.

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Disney brings Maleficent Free Fall to life on mobile

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In celebration of the upcoming theatrical launch of Maleficent, Disney Interactive has announced the launch of Maleficent Free Fall on iOS, Android and Windows devices. The title offers similar gameplay to Disney’s Frozen Free Fall, as both games take players on a level-based match-three journey through their respective films.

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Game Insight brings Cloud Raiders: Sky Conquest to Windows Phone

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Windows Phone gamers have a new option for free-to-play entertainment, as mobile and social game company Game Insight has announced the launch of Cloud Raiders: Sky Conquest for Windows Phone devices. Developed by innoWate Studio, creators of the My Country series, Cloud Raiders takes players to a kingdom in the sky and challenges them to defend their floating land from pirates, monsters and other players around the world.

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Disney releases Where’s My XYY? on iOS, Android, Windows

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Disney Interactive has further expanded its “Where’s My…?” franchise with the release of Where’s My XYY? on iOS, Android and Windows. The game stars China’s most popular TV cartoon character, a sheep named XiYangYang (XYY), as players are challenged with guiding water through dirt to help XYY defeat the Big Bad Wolf.

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Imangi Studios adds cloud syncing, Easter updates to Temple Run 2

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Temple Run 2 developer Imangi Studios has announced an Easter update for its popular mobile endless runner (our review), as well as new support for cloud syncing of save files and a “Save Me Wheel” for bonus prizes. The cloud support update is available now on iOS, and will come to Android and Windows next week.

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