Welcome to the age of big games coming to mobile in unabridged format: ARL: Survival Evolved is coming to iOS and Android, with an iOS beta opening today. The plan for the mobile version is to contain the full online experience as the PC version of ARK, with a full 50-person multiplayer environment with the ability to join tribes to share resources, XP, and spawn points; there is also an offline singleplayer mode available.
ARK: Survival Evolved drops players on a mysterious island that’s full of dinosaurs. Players will try to survive the ARK, an island with over 80 species of dinosaur, by crafting the tools they need to survive. It’s possible to build structures as well, including entire cities! You’ll find blueprints and notes that reveal the history of the ARK, and can explore its many different ecosystems. Also, you can ride a Pterodactyl.
ARK: Survival Evolved is tremendously popular on console and PC, and this mobile adaptation promises to introduce mobile players to the series as well. The only compromises from the first media releaed appear to be some visual fidelity, as the game needs to run on a variety of hardware that might be powerful, but is optimized for battery life rather than performance. Still, ARK: Survival Evolved is looking quite good, and like it could faithfully represent the dinosaur survival experience on the go.
And much like the Fortnite announcement for mobile, this is showing the capability of mobile platforms. Players are mature enough to handle complicated virtual touch controls now (though I’m hoping for controller support), and if the games can work on mobile hardware, and prove to be financially viable…why not? In the same way that dinosaurs and humans meet in ARK: Survival Evolved, so too are the barriers breaking between disparate platforms.
Warner Bros. is accepting pre-registrations for its upcoming iOS game based on ‘Westworld,’ meanwhile Epic Games has started taking requests for invitations to download the iPhone and iPad version of the popular ‘Fortnite Battle Royale.’ AppleInsider – Frontpage News
The popular console and PC game Fortnite is coming to iOS. Epic Games announced today that it’s bringing the same game that users have grown to love on their other devices to both iPhone and iPad, starting next week…
Hi-Rez Studios has announced that they’ll be bringing their popular free to play class-based shooter (or “hero shooter” if you want to go by the more en vogue term) Paladins: Champions of the Realm to mobile as a new spinoff game called Paladins Strike. Whereas the desktop and console version of Paladins is a first-person shooter, Paladins Strike is played from an overhead view and looks to have more in common with a MOBA than it does a first-person shooter. Probably for the best given how first-person shooters haven’t quite taken off on touchscreens. Check out this first trailer for Paladins Strike which is looking quite awesome.
This isn’t Hi-Rez’s first foray into the world of mobile gaming. Jetpack Fighter [Free] launched in January of 2016 and was something of an action platformer built with touchscreen controls in mind. It didn’t seem to make a HUGE mark on the mobile world, but it’s a solid game that found its fanbase. Then this past January, they announcedSmite Rivals, which looked to take their popular MOBA Smite and give it the Clash Royale [Free] treatment. Sadly just a couple of months later the project was officially put on hold and it’s unknown what its fate will ultimately be.
Hopefully Paladins Strike can fulfill that promise of bringing one of their popular IPs to mobile in a form that makes sense and is successful, and just based on the trailer it looks like it’s on the right track. Hi-Rez is currently taking Alpha testing signups for Paladins Strike on the official Paladins Strike website so go fill out the form if you’re interested in testing and we’ll bring you any further news on the game as its development continues.
We’ve been keeping a close eye on the mobile fighter Smash Supreme, and it looks like the game is getting closer to release. You can now go to our Upcoming Games forum thread and sign up for the iOS beta test or go to Google Play and download an early access version of the game. If you haven’t read our previous articles on the game, Smash Supreme is a good-looking cartoony fighting game focused on providing competitive online play.
It’s a promising-looking game so far, and if it actually controls well and offers plenty of variety in terms of moves, it could be quite the hit. Hop over to our forum thread to read more about Smash Supreme.