News by Numbers - November 20th, 201720 Nov 2017 1
Welcome to this week's edition of News by Numbers, where we highlight some of the can't-miss mobile gaming news each and every week.
Demon's Rise 2: Version 2.0
Tactical RPG Demon's Rise 2 got more than a new character in a recent update. There are also some nice quality-of-life changes:
- Players can now choose which quick battle to play rather than have it be random.
- Switching characters during the campaign is now free.
- Players can now rotate the characters in the character selection screen to see them from various angles.
- Improved lighting effects.
These same changes were also applied to the original Demon's Rise game along with some improved and much smoother pathfinding for characters. Wave Light Games is definitely dedicated to continually improving their games, give both of these titles a look if you haven't had the chance yet.
Space Marshals 2: $2.99 expansion
Tactical top-down, sci-fi/western shooter Space Marshals 2 emphasizes stealth and strong strategy over indiscriminate gun fire to find success. The game came out in 2015 but the devs haven't forgotten about it. A new expansion was just released that adds ten new levels and a side quest centered around one of the game's characters, Ava. The expansion will set you back $3 and is available now.
Faeria: 5 nerfs and 12 buffs
Faeria was released early this year and is, for my money, one of the better alternatives to Hearthstone on your mobile device, especially for gamers who are looking for greater complexity. The developers continue adjusting the game and this month announced a number of balance changes. The overall goal was to both reduce some early-game tricks that make for a negative experience for many players, as well as to improve underplayed cards and help to find them home in the metagame.
Reigns: Her Majesty: 7th of December
One of 2016's biggest games was swipe-to-decide pioneer Reigns and it launched a new mobile-gaming genre. The game's developer Devolver Digital announced a sequel, Reigns: Her Majesty, earlier this year and it looks like they are working to sneak it into 2017's game-of-the-year discussions. Reigns: Her Majesty will be out on December 7th and will set you back $3.
Rome Total War: $16.99
The Rome: Total War series on the iPad is great and if you've not yet jumped in the App Store has the bundle for you. The Rome: Total War Collection includes the base game as well as the Barbarian Invasion and Alexander stand-alone titles for $16.99, which is a few bucks off the price to buy all three.
Talisman Digital Edition: 127 more cards
Asmodee Digital's march toward owning all the digital tabletop games continues with the recent announcement that they will be taking over publishing for Nomad Game's Talisman: Digital Edition. The first step in this new partnership will be The Harbinger expansion, which will bring a bunch of new cards—75 Harbinger Cards, 10 new Spell Cards, 10 Terrain Cards, and 32 Omen Cards—along with two alternative endings, three new characters, and the mysterious Harbinger who has come to warn us of the coming apocalypse. Like that's not obvious. The Harbinger expansion is coming this year and if I were to guess, right in time for a nice little present to yourself for the holidays.
One Deck Dungeon: 720 mobile backers needed
Handelabra's Kickstarter to bring tabletop dungeon delver One Deck Dungeon to digital has succeeded, passing their $20,000 goal rather quickly. A recent announcement suggested that not only is the game coming to Steam, but mobile versions are to follow one month later… unless, that is, 720 people pledge $1 in the "Mobile Dungeon" backer category. They added the category so mobile gamers could show their support and will move the mobile release date up one hour for every backer. With 720 hours in a month, that's the target to get a simultaneous launch.
One Deck Dungeon: Digital is fully funded, and we're announcing that we'll be bringing it to tablets a month after the PC launch!— Chris Cieslik (@AsmadiGames) November 14, 2017
For more info, and a way to support the Kickstarter and also speed up the mobile release: https://t.co/xvpLtsEbIq pic.twitter.com/60vDpLz4DW
That's all for this week's news round-up - here's to another week in mobile gaming!