‘Black Desert Mobile’ Launches in South Korea on February 28th

Pearl Abyss just recently held a short 3 day beta test of their highly anticipated mobile title Black Desert Mobile, a mobile version of their PC hit Black Desert Online. Now Pearl Abyss has announced that a launch in South Korea is coming on February 28th. No western date has been announced yet but the title seems to be drawing massive interest as pre-registration drew in over 4 million people in South Korea.

Black Desert Mobile is an Action MMORPG, much like its big brother on PC. The game has a heavy focus on combat but also has a skill system that seems to have quite a lot of depth. Players can take up fishing, crafting, resource gathering and even sailing. Cooperative play is also present for things like boss battles and PvP combat. Black Desert Mobile is attempting to stand out from other mobile MMORPGs with its incredible graphics and fast-paced ARPG style combat with an in-depth skill system much like the PC version, albeit a bit simplified and tweaked to make it more mobile-friendly.

This is quite possibly the headliner of the massive influx of Korean MMORPGs that will be hitting the US markets this year. Boasting PC level graphics, a huge world to explore and a system that mimics the PC version, Black Desert Mobile has potential to be one of the biggest mobile MMORPGs to hit the platform so far. Early reviews and impressions have been very positive, with most praising the game’s sheer amount of content. It’s important to note that Black Desert Mobile will not have cross-platform support between the mobile version and its big brother on PC and not all features are present, with the skill system and others being entirely reworked.

No western release date has been announced but with so many eastern developers looking to make a splash in the west, you can be sure Black Desert Mobile will see a release in North America before too long. With games like Durango: Wild Land also pending for a western release, Black Desert Mobile will have some competition for the top spot in 2018. Keep your eyes peeled for updates as the launch unfolds.


‘Evoland 2’ Is Coming to Mobile After All, Releases February 28th for iOS

Playdigious and Shiro Games are bringing Evoland 2 to iOS and Apple TV after all. Little under two years ago, we were told the follow up to Evoland [$ 4.99] would not be making its way to iOS for a few reasons. We found it odd at the time and are glad to see the publisher and developer have both changed their mind here. Evoland 2 was built on the Haxe engine that the team found hard to work with for mobile. It also took a lot of effort to get the controls working well for touch screens. Watch the mobile announcement trailer below:

The Evoland franchise has over a million copies sold and to celebrate the upcoming release of Evoland 2, the original game is down to its lowest price ever of $ 0.99. If you’re in a region with lower regional pricing, it is even lower than the equivalent of a dollar right now. The game also just got iPhone X support if you’ve wanted to relive how RPGs changed over the years on the most powerful portable available right now.

Evoland 2 has controller support on iOS and is optimized for iPhone X from the get go. I’m glad they changed their mind and actually got Evoland 2 running on not just mobile but Apple TV as well. You can sign up to be notified for news about it here. Evoland 2 releases on the App Store on February 28th. Here’s the forum thread for the original Evoland if you want to see what people have been saying about it.


The Remastered Version of 2008 Cult Hit Flash Game ‘The Majesty of Colors’ Finally Arriving February 28th

Well it has been QUITE a while since we first learned that Future Proof Games would be remastering and re-releasing Gregory Avery-Weir’s cult Flash game hit The Majesty of Colors on mobile and desktop platforms back in August of 2016, but never fear as the project is still alive and in fact it even has a release date now. This new version of The Majesty of Colors will arrive on both mobile and desktop platforms at the end of this month on February 28th. The Majesty of Colors is about a strange undersea creature who lives in the depths and darkness of the ocean, but then discovers the “majesty of colors” that exist above the surface and falls hard in love with them. Here’s a trailer.

A tap of the screen will control the monster’s huge tentacle which can grab and throw things like balloons, fish, and people. During the game you’ll make choices from branching paths of options which can lead to a number of different enemies. Will you make nice and protect your newfound human friends? Or will you, either accidentally or on purpose, make enemies with the humans and be forced to protect yourself when they come after you. I mean, you’re just a huge sea creature after all, you aren’t familiar with proper etiquette for human interactions! The Majesty of Colors was lauded for its interesting concepts when it originally released way back in 2008, and with the coming re-release just over a week from now a whole new generation will be able to experience it too.


‘Where The Water Tastes Like Wine’ arrives on February 28th

Two years ago, a trailer dropped at The Game Awards that promised a story about stories. In Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, players would trek across a dusty America, meeting vagabonds and trading tales while folk music trailed in the background. W…
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