Thanksgiving is right around the corner (for those that celebrate it this week), and app developers are capitalizing on the holiday by giving us all something to be thankful for: content updates in popular games, from High School Story to Spider-Man Unlimited and beyond. Here’s a look at a few of those updates, available across smartphones and tablets.
Disney’s Big Hero 6 debuts in theaters on November 7, and Disney Interactive has today announced the launch of an official mobile game in anticipation of its release. Co-developed by Gumi, Big Hero 6 Bot Fight is available on iOS, Android and Windows devices, and follows Baymax and Hiro on a quest to stop the spread of a robot infection across San Fransokyo.
EA Mobile and EA Sports have announced the launch of FIFA 15 Ultimate Team on mobile devices. This year’s game focuses on the most popular mode from the FIFA franchise, Ultimate Team, and allows users to collect and trade their favorite football stars and build their own fantasy team. The game features over 10,000 players from over 500 licensed teams, as well as over 30 real leagues and stadiums.
After an incredibly successful launch on iOS in late August, Disney Interactive has announced the release of Star Wars: Commander on Android and Windows Phone devices. In Star Wars: Commander, players side with either the Empire or the Rebels in the Galactic Civil War, completing missions for Star Wars heroes and villains like Princess Leia and Darth Vader. The game has been downloaded more than five million times on iOS alone, and players have, for now, sided with the Dark Side more often than not.
Mobli [Left] and Pheed [Right]
Mobli Media, creator of the Mobli content sharing mobile app, has announced it has acquired fellow content sharing platform Pheed, in a cash and stock deal. The terms of the acquisition haven’t been disclosed, but Mobli has announced it will invest $10 million into the “remake” of the Pheed app, which will remain a stand-alone platform.
Dreamgate Studios has announced the official release of its Light in the Dark puzzle game on mobile devices. The game sees players reuniting colorful totems with their babies, which are found somewhere on maze-like levels. Each totem gives off colored light, which must be directed throughout the stage to hit the colored totem babies on the board.
Gameloft and Marvel have launched Spider-Man Unlimited on smartphone and tablet devices, giving players access to a new experience called a “web-runner.” The game is a take on the popular endless runner genre, and sees players racing across the rooftops of New York City, as well as swinging between buildings, in an effort to defeat Spider-Man’s enemies.
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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