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Hironobu Sakaguchi’s Terra Battle Comes To Mobile Devices October 9

During PAX in late August, we had a chance to sit down with Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi to check out his upcoming mobile game. Terra Battle is a new take on mobile RPGs, with a grid-based strategy system that will have your fingers dancing across the glass.

In order to do damage, you’ll need to flank enemy monsters. Thankfully, you can nudge your party members as you’re moving around and line up characters to include their attacks. 

It’s a unique systems that is perfectly suited for touch devices. You’ll be able to check it out for yourself on October 9, when the game comes to iOS and Android devices. It’s free-to-play, so you can give it a try without committing to it long-term.

The more people that download it, the more will be added to the game. Sakaguchi’s Mistwalker studio calls this a “download starter” (in the spirit of Kickstarter, but without the financial contributions). You can read more about that in our preview.

 

Our Take
I have some reservations about the game’s energy-based system, but the gameplay is clever enough that I will be giving it a try. It carries the aesthetic of classic Square Enix titles, but offers something new in terms of gameplay that I haven’t seen done before in mobile. 

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Overkill 3 shifts to third person shooting on mobile devices

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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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