Talking ‘Samurai Warriors 5’ with Hisashi Koinuma of Koei Tecmo – TouchArcade

It’s time for another SwitchArcade interview, friends. This time we had the good fortune to discuss the upcoming Samurai Warriors 5 with the President and COO of Koei Tecmo, Mr. Hisashi Koinuma. Mr. Koinuma is serving as the producer on the new game, which takes the series in a new direction after a bit of an absence. Samurai Warriors 5 is set to release on the Nintendo Switch and other platforms on July 27th of this year. Since Mr. Koinuma has been with the series from the very start, serving…

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Last week’s Beyond Games conference was epic, and there’s more to come… | Pocket Gamer.biz

We love what we do. Connecting the global games industry is our raison d’etre. We’re not saying we’re the best, but since you ask – our events regularly have more world-class speakers than any other and our online events this past year have typically been attended by more than 1,500 industry professionals from more than 70 countries. But last week was something different. The first-ever Beyond Games conference united the creative industries and was a complete passion project from start to finish – and a lot of people that attended…

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‘Frostpunk Mobile’ to Include an Endurance Mode and Serenity Mode, Same Audio as the PC and Console Experience – TouchArcade

Earlier this month, NetEase revealed a partnership with 11 bit studios to bring Frostpunk to mobile in the form of Frostpunk Mobile. Frostpunk is a city building survival experience where players take on the role of a leader during the 19th century trying to build and maintain a city while managing resources, making choices, exploring, and more across various story scenes. Today, the official Frostpunk Mobile Twitter account has confirmed a few important bits of information about the game through an FAQ including the game modes, audio design, when players…

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‘Alive and well’ Google Stadia breaks through 3 million app downloads | Pocket Gamer.biz

Google Stadia‘s mobile app has generated 3.2 million downloads 18 months after launching. As provided by marketing intelligence firm Sensor Tower, the US lead the way for downloads at 1.6 million, or approximately 50 per cent of all installs. Following this was the UK in second at 380,000 (12 per cent), before Germany rounded out the top three with 262,000 (8 per cent). 73 per cent of installs originated from Google Play, while the remaining 27 per cent made their way from the App Store. Interestingly, Stadia experienced its best…

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Promising Roguelite Digger/Dungeon Crawler Mashup ‘Dungeons & Miners’ Resurfaces and is Looking for Beta Testers – TouchArcade

It always makes me happy to see a video game project that we were excited about, but one we haven’t heard from in a while, pop out of the shadows to let everyone know that it’s still alive and kicking. Such is the case with Dungeons & Miners from developer Angry Bugs, a game that was originally announced nearly 4 years ago in August of 2017. It was to be a roguelite digging game blended with dungeon crawling and loot with inspiration from games like Dead Cells, Terraria, Rogue Legacy,…

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Summoners War: Lost Centuria generates $4.4 million in first ten days | Pocket Gamer.biz

South Korean mobile gaming giant Com2uS has announced its latest game in the Summoners Warfranchise – Summoners War: Lost Centuria –  has done 3 million downloads and generated $4.4 million revenue in its first 10 days.  Currently, Summoners War: Lost Centuria is ranked in the top 10 strategy games across Google Play and App Store in more than 64 countries. As the game reaches a bigger audience, Com2uS continues to add more fresh contents, including a new Arena Battle mode, Monster and Spell update, and a crossover event with Summoners War: Sky…

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Multiplayer Stealth Survival Game ‘Secret Neighbor’ is Heading to iOS Next Month with Pre-Orders Live Now – TouchArcade

Just over 3 years ago stealth survival game Hello Neighbor (Free) from developer Dynamic Pixels and publisher tinyBuild was announced to be coming to mobile devices, and the following July it hit the App Store as a free demo with a full game unlock IAP. The concept and characters in Hello Neighbor was praised upon its release across consoles, PC, and mobile devices but its controls and actual gameplay were less well-received. Still, the game proved popular, and a follow-up that served as a prequel to the original game called…

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Master The Meta: Another beat for Unity | Pocket Gamer.biz

Master the Meta is a free newsletter focused on analysing the business of gaming. MTM and PG.biz have partnered on a weekly column to not only bring you industry-moving news, but also short analyses on each. To check out this week’s entire meta, visit www.masterthemeta.com. Hot off an IPO back in September 2020, Unity hosted their third ever earnings call earlier this week, largely beating investor expectations and highlighting the company’s rapid expansion efforts. A few highlights: Q1 Revenue came in at $234.8 million (an increase of 41 per cent…

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Killing Harmony’ Anniversary Edition Finally Has a Confirmed Release Date for iOS and Android – TouchArcade

Spike Chunsoft began the Danganronpa 10th anniversary celebrations with an announcement of anniversary edition releases for the mainline games for iOS and Android featuring touchscreen controls, new gallery mode, and more. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc ($15.99) and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair ($15.99) made their way to iOS and Android as premium releases. Both the conversions are excellent and the best way to play both games despite a few issues with the ports. Check out my reviews of them here and here. Today, Spike Chunsoft has finally confirmed that Danganronpa V3:…

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ESA launches E3 2021 dedicated app for “first-ever virtual experience” | Pocket Gamer.biz

The ESA has launched a dedicated E3 2021 app that will work alongside the four-day digital event. As confirmed by the event’s organiser itself, the app and online portal will be used as a “hub” during the show, offering booths, hosted events, video conferencing, avatar creation, online forums and more. The online portal will be open to the public from June 12th, 2021, offering access to: Exhibitor Booths – featuring special events, VOD content and articles, exhibitor booths will act as hubs within the portal for key announcements and game…

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