The Weekender: Updates Galore Edition28 Sep 2018 1
Welcome to the Weekender, your weekly look at the best new games, sales, and updates. We'll lead off with not one, not two, not even three, but four updates to great games. We've also got the western release of a monster hunting game and a whole slew of sales. Read on.
Out Now & Updates
Meteorfall—The Demon update (iOS Universal and Android) (Review)
Let's start with a free update to one of the best games of 2018: Meteorfall. The "Demon Update" is out now and is aimed at players who have bested the game with one or more classes. The update adds Demon mode, which confronts the player with a series of five increasingly difficult levels to tackle. Each level layers on additional challenges and culminates in a boss battle with a different demonic foe. The update also adds 20 new cards and two new events to the game. Two content updates since Meteorfall released early this year is great, but the developer isn't done yet. There's at least one more coming. The game is absolutely worth checking out if you've not done so yet.
Iron Marines—The Borealis Update (iOS Universal and Android) (Review)
Another update…this time for space-based RTS Iron Marines. The Borealis update adds a new planet to discover and of course fight over. Borealis is a world of ice with ten new missions against a new alien foe and a powerful boss to take on. The update also introduces three new premium heroes: Blue Dragon, a starfighter pilot, Roy the alien gunslinger, and Sparas a seasoned pathfinder.
Antihero —Dueling Docks update (iOS Universal and Android) (Review)
Yet another free update to a great game? Sounds good. Competitive turn-based board game Antihero has added a new area of the world to fight over, the dueling docks. This map takes place on the water and features a fight for the control of a pair of steamships.
Vampire's Fall Origins update (iOS Universal and Android)
The last update to mention this week is to a very recent game. Vampire's Fall: Origins just came out a couple weeks ago and has already become one of my favorite mobile RPGs. Recent updates have added some nice features into a potion that'll increase the frequency of random encounters for those looking to grind out gold and XP. There's also a new respec option where you can completely reapply your skill points, which is great. For the PvP crowd hit points now scale to three times the amount when battling another player, which extends fights and allows for new tactics. Finally, the devs have included opt-in ads for those who want to show some support for the free game.
Monster Hunter Stories (iOS Universal and Android)
If you're interested in the Monster Hunter games but would rather befriend the beasties you find CAPCOM has a game for you as well. Monster Hunter Stories flips the franchises usual script and has you looking to befriend the monsters you find and ride them across the world on an adventure or take them into battle against other players online. This is the apparently full-featured port of the Nintendo 3DS game. It's been out for some time in Japan and is now being released in other markets.
Mini Metro (Review) (iOS Universal and Android): $1.99 on iOS
One of the better builders and puzzle-game options on mobile, Mini Metro, is on sale in the App Store for the cheapest it's been in 9 months. I gave it four stars when the game came out and the developers have since added a bunch more cities and game modes.
Carrier Battles 4 Guadalcanal (Review) (iOS Universal): $5.99
Hex-and-counter naval wargame Carrier Battles 4 Guadalcanal focuses on WWII air battles in the South Pacific in 1942 and 1943. It gets frequent updates and is rarely on sale (it's been over two years). If you're into military simulation games and want to save a buck give it a glance.
Siege of Dragonspear (Review) (iOS Universal and Android): $3.99
The missing link Baldur's Gate game, Siege of Dragonspear, takes place between Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II. It features a 30-hour campaign that explores new regions of the Sword Coast, within the long running Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms campaign setting. It's normally $10 and is on sale for its lowest price yet.
Seen anything else you like? Played any of the above? Let us know in the comments!