The Weekender: Soft Launched Edition

By Joe Robinson 14 Jun 2019 0

Another year, another E3 down. There was a bit more mobile love than I was expecting, all things considered, but still not so much that it prevented this week from being a bit on the slow side. Hopefully things will pick up again now that the madness is over. Make sure you check up our round-up of interesting tid-bits from yesterday because, one way or another, we've got some exciting things coming to mobile over the rest of the year!

Meanwhile, in the world of mobile gaming...

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We appear to be in a bit of a draught right now In terms of new releases that have really grabbed our attention. For once there isn’t a new rogue-like card game hitting the market, but neither is there anything else we like to see either.

However, there have been a couple of RPG releases that warrant further inspection, which we’ll summarise below:

Knights of Tartarus (iOS & Android)

This is another Crescent Moon Games release that harks back to the nostalgic days of 8-bit consoles and classic RPGs. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but it’s supposed to feature an vast open world, challenging puzzles and boss fights.

Dark Quest 2 (iOS & Android)

A more tactical-based RPG along the lines we’re used to, this game is inspired by Hero Quest and has been out on PC and Consoles for a while. It features a vast single-player campaign, party-based gameplay and the usual trappings of a game of this nature. There’s some question as to how stable it is right now, so we’ll try and investigate as soon as we can.

As a final note, it seems Call of Duty: Mobile has soft-launched on iOS in Australia, if anyone was interested in checking it out and knows their way around a VPN (or is Australian). It’s also out on Android in certain parts of the world as well.


Nothing much to ‘headline’ this section this week, but there has been a round of updates from usual suspects. Star Traders: Frontiers continues to put all other devs to shame with a couple of minor content drops, AutoChess has made improvements to its Chess Pass along with some tweaks, and Evolution has updated again, although the description reads exactly like it did last time, so not sure what’s going on there. There’s a Reigns: Her Majesty update as well, but we don’t know what it’s done as of yet.


A few deals worth noting this week:

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



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