The Weekender: Micro Edition

By Joe Robinson 02 Aug 2019 0

This latest Weekender update is another short & sweet one as technically I’m not here, but there’s a couple of things we can run through that you may be interested in.

Out Now

You already know about Raiders of the North Sea, which I’ve been playing as well and is excellent, but other notable releases this week include:

I actually wanted to try out the Gundam Battle game because it’s easy to do and I’ve always been a fan of the anime, but it says my phone isn’t compatible. I mean, that’s nonsense because I have a Google Pixel 3XL now, but I was surprised at how upset I was given how this is going to be a prime cut of gacha. Oh well.

Battle Chasers is a pretty decent tactical RPG that released back in 2017 on PC. We haven’t had a chance to try it out yet but it’s good to see that mobile is still getting these decent, premium-grade RPGs amidst a sea of free-to-play games. We’ll try and get a full review up and running as soon as we can.

Updates

Nothing much to report here – Game Dev Tycoon got an update this week, although what it did I’m not so sure, and there’s been a release-patch for Raiders, as well as the usual round of Auto Chess-related game updates.

One thing I found out today while updating our list of best mobile war games was that Heroes of Normandie actually got a patch back in March, which fixed a few things like the Assault bug. Might be worth giving that another go if you haven’t played it recently.

News You Can Use

In lieu of the normal sales bulletins, thought I’d share an interesting piece of news that’s come across our desk.

It seems Google are now actively testing their rival to Apple’s ‘Apple Arcade’ subscription program, named ‘Play Pass’. We’ve gotten most of our information (including the screenshot) from this Android Police article, but thought it was worth sharing here still.

play pass

Apparently, its existence was hinted at last year, but only recently has more concrete evidence surfaced that its being actively tested. New UI elements how that it’s currently being billed as costing $4.99 a month, and feature games won’t have ads, or in-app purchases. Considering IAPs can cover everything from genuine DLC expansion, to premium currency, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of games end up in the Play Pass. We’ll keep an eye on this one and let you know as more information comes to light.

Seen anything else you liked? Played any of the above? Let us know in the comments!

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