For the longuest time the absence of quality console jRPG games from the iDevice was a gaping hole just waiting to be filled. Early this year Square Enix re-released FINAL FANTASY and FINAL FANTASY II for the iDevice, then followed up withÂ CHAOS RINGS, a celebrated RPG that I thought could have been so much more.Â What we were left with was the excellent port of the PSP classic – Crimson Gem Saga. Now you can add another to the list thanks to Gameloft’s ambitious titleÂ Eternal Legacy.
Gameloft, infamous for its array of games â€œinspiredâ€ by various successful PC titles has lately been on a roll, releasing games under licensed franchises. Some are better, some are worse, but a surprise hit has been the adaptation of one of the most popular comics ever â€“ Spider-Man as a 3rd person Brawler inÂ Spider-Man: Total Mayhem. Comic game adaptation have suffered a fate similar to many movie-inspired titles with below par releases across all platforms. How is this one different?
Gameloft, the publisher that brought usÂ Splinter Cell Conviction (TMA Review) and Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus, has announced their upcoming Twitter Advent Calendar earlier today. Starting on Dec 1st, Gameloft will be tweeting a daily special, which can come in the form of a freebie, or “crazy” game sales.
Every day weâ€™ll announce our surprise on our Twitter account.Â All you have to do is click on the link in the tweet to enjoy your present. What can you get? A free game to play on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android device, or on Facebook? Exclusive sneak peeks or cool goodies for our hottest upcoming Christmas games? Crazy game discounts? Special, free in-game content? Rest assured youâ€™ll get all this and a little bit more in the endâ€¦that is, if you donâ€™t miss a day! So follow @Gameloft on Twitter and, starting December 1, check your timeline every day to discover your gift.
The gifts will only be available for a limited time each day and will expire after 24 hours. If you’re a fan of Gameloft’s App Store games and don’t want to miss out on these daily offers, make sure you hit them up on Twitter and stalk their tweets![via Gameloft Blog]
Stealth-Action games are a relatively new genre in the gaming market. Having been originated by the legendary Thief series of games, they were only made truly popular by the Splinter Cell franchise under the umbrella of the king of modern warfare literature â€“ Tom Clancy. And Gameloft, no stranger to bringing over highly successful game franchises from other platforms to the iDevice, has released a special version of the latest instance in the series – Splinter Cell Convictionâ„¢.
Prince of Persia is arguably one of the most renowned games ever. Even more importantly â€“ itâ€™s one of the more successful remakes of any franchises on the PC. And a few months ago the famous franchise started itâ€™s triumphant stroll across the iOS platform with the release of both the classic Prince of PersiaÂ® Retro and a full-featured port of the PS2 version of Prince of Persia: Warrior Within. So how do the adventures of the Prince translate to the touchscreen?
If you like beat-’em-ups (and I know you do), you might be just the person we’re looking for. Spidy, at it again against asthmatics baddies, will be slinging to an iDevice near you in the very near future. Be prepared for the combos, subtitles, and mad violence that only the webber Spiderman can deliver. Below are some screenies and above,Â Gameloft’s latest trailer. Take your pick.
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Gameloft has just announced some excellent deals for the iPad. Brothers In Arms 2: Global Front HD, Iron Man 2 for iPad and Shrek Kart Â® HD are all on sale for a measly dollar. B.I.A 2 and Iron Man 2 are both solid action titles for the iPad and Shrek Kart is easily one of the most fun kart racing games on the device. Needless to say, if you’re looking to load up on quality games on your iPad, don’t miss out on this great limited time offer.
Having released the Sports Pack several months back,Â Gameloft now has another 3-in-1 app for you – theÂ Gameloft Action Pack.Â This single package of $4.99 includes 3 of their best-selling action titles: Hero of Sparta, Blades of Fury (TMA Review)Â and Brothers In Arms – Hour of Heroes. Obviously, if this genre of gaming is right up your alley and you haven’t gotten around to checking these out, grabbing this 3-in-1 is a pretty good deal. And if you missed our previous Dollar Bin roundup, Gameloft’s $1 sale on 5 of their (awesome) games is still on.
Gameloft S.A. ,Â Gameloft Action Pack – $4.99
Gameloft, one of the premier and most popular developers/publishers at the App Store, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with a sweet promotion dubbed “Happy Hour”, where a Gameloft game will be given away over a 10 day period. Here’s the scoop:
For two hours every day, from May 10th through May 21st, with the exception of the weekend, oneÂ Gameloft iPhone/iPod Touch game will be available for free. There will be unlimited downloads allowed during the two hours. Ten different games will be given away during the promotion. The specific title and hours for the giveaway will be revealed daily onÂ Gameloftâ€™s Twitter feed. The daily reveals will occur at random times so participants are encouraged to follow Gameloft on Twitter to be the first to know.
So there you have it. 10 free Gameloft titles for the next 2 weeks. With the 2 hour window and random giveaway times (which could potentially make it difficult for all to score the daily freebies due to different time zones), be sure to follow them on twitter for theÂ announcements. Better yet, if you really don’t want to miss out, turn on the option to receive Gameloft tweets via SMS right on your phone. Here’s hoping that some of their newer games like Iron Man 2, Blokus and Brothers in Arms 2 HD will be included in the Happy Hour.
UPDATE: Ferrari GT: Evolution is today’s Gameloft Freebie (only good for 2 hours!)
Whether you prefer to Downey around your foes or blast them to Cheadles, Gameloft has your Iron Man 2 bases covered. This action game fights baddies while traipsing the Iron Man across the globe. And, it looks like Avatar’s engine may have been reincarnated for another blockbuster tie-in.
Play as Iron Man for speed and agility or suit up as War Machine for maximum firepower. Both suits offer easy-to-learn controls and the ability to run, hover and fly at will. Youâ€™ll also have the chance to jump into the Mark IV, Mark VI, Stealth and underwater suits. Whether you prefer to pound your foes in melee combat with your fists or to lay down the destruction from a far with your weapons, you can upgrade your suit after each stage with improved weaponry and abilities to devastate your foes.
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