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Overkill 3 shifts to third person shooting on mobile devices

Overkill 3 pulls back from the series’ fondness for staring down gun sights, focusing on third person, cover-focused gameplay. Developer Craneballs Studios released the above teaser this week, giving fans snapshots of the locales, infantry and…
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Classic Platformer Another World Bringing Old School Charm To Modern Devices

Another World, the highly innovative classic platformer from the mind of Éric Chahi, is being re-released for the modern age. The new versions will include higher resolutions, cleaner anti-aliasing, and smoother animations. It will also feature both the original Amiga soundtrack and the updated Sega-CD soundtrack.

As it is releasing on the three Sony platforms, it will feature cross buy, cross save, and cross platform trophies as well. To get a taste of what's to come, check out the trailer below.

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Another World is set to release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita on June 25. No release dates have yet been confirmed for the Xbox One, 3DS, and Wii U versions.

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Square Enix announces Hitman: Sniper for mobile and tablet devices

Square Enix has announced Hitman: Sniper for mobile and tablet machines. A follow-up to the critically acclaimed Hitman: GO, Hitman: Sniper will focus on the subtle nuances of execution and includes a series of scenario-driven contracts, which contain a number of targets and assignments to allow for more replayability.

The red carpet is about to get a whole lot redder

Hitman: Sniper will feature environments that can be manipulated, leaderboards, touch screen optimization, and be free to play! The title will release later this year, but E3 attendees can experience it hands-on next week. More info on the game can be found here, and a super short teaser with barely any gameplay can be found below. Also, tune in here during E3 for Square Enix Presents, which will be a half hour show from 12:30pm to 1:00pm PST that will allow everyone at home to access exclusive news and reveals.


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[Update] XCOM: Enemy Unknown Now Invading Android Devices

Update: XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now available on Android devices. You an download the game for $ 9.99 by, heading here.

 

Original story:

Android users with a desire to save the globe from extraterrestrial invaders are in luck. The official XCOM Twitter has confirmed the game is coming to Android devices.

Publisher 2K Games released an iOS version of the turn-based sci-fi game last year, which was met with strong sales. The official XCOM tweet didn't confirm a release date, but hopefully we'll learn more soon.

 

Our Take
XCOM: Enemy Unkown was my personal Game of the Year for 2012, and I'm thrilled that more folks will be able to check it out.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown To Invade Android Devices

Android users with a desire to save the globe from extraterrestrial invaders are in luck. The official XCOM Twitter has confirmed the game is coming to Android devices.

Publisher 2K Games released an iOS version of the turn-based sci-fi game last year, which was met with strong sales. The official XCOM tweet didn't confirm a release date, but hopefully we'll learn more soon.

 

Our Take
XCOM: Enemy Unkown was my personal Game of the Year for 2012, and I'm thrilled that more folks will be able to check it out.

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Stephen Elop Taking Over Devices At Microsoft, Larson-Green Makes Internal Move

After Don Mattrick’s departure from Microsoft, former CEO Steve Ballmer reorganized Microsoft and put Julie Larson-Green at the head of the company’s new Devices and Studios division. Just two months after her July 2013 appointment, Larson-Green’s status became unclear when Microsoft acquired Nokia’s devices and services businesses.

The Nokia acquisition heralded the return of Stephen Elop, who was tapped to lead Devices and Studios. Now that Satya Nadella has been appointed CEO and Elop is set to return, Larson-Green is making an internal move.

Her new role is chief experience officer of the applications and services group. She’ll head a team called “My Life & Work,” which will be focused on digital experiences across devices. Larson-Green will begin her new role following the the completion of the Nokia deal and Elop’s return to Microsoft, where he previously served as head of the business division.

[Source: TechCrunch]

 

Our Take
Larson-Green only served as the head of devices and studios for seven months, though in that time the Xbox One and the Surface 2 were launched. We are interested in how Stephen Elop will approach his new role, especially as a vocal minority (reportedly representing under 1 percent of outstanding shares) are clamoring for Microsoft to jettison the Xbox operation. 

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Tales of Asteria announced for iOS, Android devices

Tales fans have Tales of Zestiria and Tales of Xilia 2 to look forward to, but those aren’t likely to pull several Tales protagonists into one game. Tales of Asteria is, though! Bandai Namco has announced the mobile-oriented RPG with a spring release…
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Hitman GO Brings Diorama Style Assassination To Mobile Devices

Square Enix Montréal has announced its new Hitman title coming to mobile devices. Before you get too concerned about unresponsive touch-screen controls in a traditional title, we have some good news. This Hitman game is designed to take advantage of mobile’s strengths.

Hitman GO is a strategy title, but instead of using the more realistic graphics of Hitman: Absolution, Square Enix Montréal is opting for a diorama aesthetic. Imagine Agent 47 plotting out his missions and you’ll get an idea of what the title is going to be.

All of the hallmark Hitman elements are in play, though. You’ll have access to disguises, distractions, and of course, 47’s iconic Silverballer guns. We don’t have a lot of details yet, but the studio promises we won’t have to wait long for the next update. For more on IO Interactive's next main-series Hitman game, check out our recent coverage.

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Our Take
Deus Ex: The Fall was a flop for me because it tried to recreate a console/PC experience on mobile. Hitman GO looks like a smart, creative, and aesthetically appealing take on the franchise that provides a unique experience. I look forward to learning more.

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Broken Sword 5 Episode 1 Now Available On iOS Devices

The latest entry in the Broken Sword point-and-click series, born from Kickstarter, is now available on iOS devices.

The first of two episodes planned for Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse released in December of last of year on PC and the PlayStation Network. Yesterday, the game launched for iOS for $ 4.99.

The series began more than 15 years ago on PC with the original Broken Sword in 1996 and follows the exploits of French freelance journalist Nicole "Nico" Collard and American patent lawyer George Stobbart as they uncover mysteries and generally get into trouble.

You can head here to grab the game. You can also check out a trailer for the game as well as a handful of screenshots below.

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Pixeljam’s Glorkian Warrior glorks all over iOS devices this year

Glorkian Warrior: The Trials of Glork was a Kickstarter project before Kickstarter projects were cool, funded with $ 11,200 in March 2010 – and now it’s a full game. Glorkian Warrior is due out in Q1 2014 for iOS devices from Dino Run creator …
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