Two major horror/action franchises are set to return in 2017. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter lands in theaters on January 27th, and Kate Beckinsale is set to reprise her role as Selene in the werewolf vs. vampire flick, Underworld: Blood Wars, on January 6th. If you can't wait until after the holidays to get your Underworld fix, Ludia has released a real-time strategy game based on the upcoming movie.
Five Nights at Freddy's creator, Scott Cawthon, is not known for sticking with scheduled release dates, but most of the time it's because he likes to release titles early, not late. On Tuesday, Cawthon announced that his FNAF spinoff, Sister Location, "might be postponed" because certain plot elements are very "dark." Cawthon said the game could be delayed up to "several months" to give him time to rework it into a more kid friendly title.
Smallthing Games has released a teaser trailer to its "spiritual sequel" for the classic video game, 1942. The vertical shooter was originally released to arcades in 1984 by Capcom. The goal of the game was to fly a plane dubbed the "Super Ace" to Tokyo and destroy Japan's entire air fleet. 1942 was eventually remade as 1942: Joint Strike in 2008, but it was mostly met with negative reviews.
Warlords is a new hex-based strategy game released to the Apple App Store this week. In the game you must build a powerful army to do battle with an invading orc horde. You begin the game with a legion of Dewport Guards and are quickly joined by the Royal Pikes as you advance through the tutorial.
Warlords is a pretty basic turn-based strategy title that is easy to learn. You can add new types of troops to your army, upgrade your warriors, discover legendary weapons and learn new skills to dominate in battle. All of the troops you acquire feature different strengths, weaknesses and abilities. For example, the Royal Pikes are stronger against mounted enemies, and the Rough Riders are weak against pikes and mages. Different troops also feature different degrees of mobility and can take advantage of certain types of terrain.
The battles are also pretty basic with simple touch controls. You just position your troops on the battle field to gain the best tactical advantage. The first several battles are easy to master so new players can get a grasp of the strategy and gameplay.
Telltale has had a pretty rock solid reputation for releasing great games based on popular franchises, such as The Walking Dead and even Minecraft, but iOS users have been pretty disappointed in the recently released Batman title from the developer. The iOS version of Batman - The Telltale Series has finally been released to the App Store after being delayed a few weeks. The game has already been available on consoles like the PS4 and PC for almost two months. In that time it has earned a mostly positive rating on Steam, and average scores on Metacritic. However, it has been a different story on the App Store and on Apple gaming forums.