Angry Birds Star Wars II coming 19 September, featuring Skylanders-style Telepods to put into the game

As teased at the end of last week, Rovio has announced Angry Birds Star Wars II and it is bigger and more innovative than any of the former games in the franchise. It won’t be available until 19 September, but the developer and publisher has revealed that it will be based on the prequel Star Wars movies and feature a…

Ultima Forever – Quest for the Avatar iPad and iPhone preview

Originally designed as a massive, sprawling PC game, Ultima Forever – Quest for the Avatar fits better with iPad and iPhone. Not only is the multiplayer game easy to dip in and out of when you’re on the bus, but its controls suit a touchscreen so perfectly that you wonder why developer Mythic explored its PC potential in the first…

Halo: Spartan Assault now available for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

Halo: Spartan Assault has officially arrived for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 in each platform’s respective app store. Available now for £4.99, the game has been created specifically with touchscreen devices in mind. It has been released to coincide with Comic-Con 2013, currently taking part in San Diego, and offers a different kind of experience from the normal Halo…

App of the day: Mushroom Wars Mini review (iPhone)

Furious fungi battle it out in Mushroom Wars Mini on a miniature scale that’s mighty difficult to master. If strategy games are your thing then Mushroom Wars on the iPhone – or the iPad if you want it a little less mini – is a well thought out attack and defend strategy game that’s hard to take your eyes off…

Pacific Rim for iOS game hits App Store for movie's opening weekend

Developer Reliance Big Entertainment has released the official Pacific Rim mobile game, just as the eponymous Warner Brothers film opens in US cinemas and garners rave reviews from critics and movie-goers alike. Pacific Rim is a science fiction film directed and written by Guillermo del Toro and starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky and Ron Perlman, among…

Rovio to unveil all-new Angry Birds Star Wars game

Rovio has posted a massive teaser for a forthcoming new Angry Birds game. On Monday 15 July, the Finnish publisher and developer will announce the latest in its record-breaking franchise – and it looks like we’ll see a touch of the old Jar Jar Binks getting involved. Although the Star Wars tie-in is yet to be confirmed, the picture released…

Epic Games' Infinity Blade Dungeons officially canned, incredible iOS RPG will no longer see light of day

Epic Games has revealed that Infinity Blade Dungeons, a prequel to the best-selling sword and swipe iOS games, has been cancelled. For good. Originally shown as part of the Apple Special Event to launch the iPad 3 in 2012, Infinity Blade Dungeons was to use Unreal Engine 3 for a different kind of game from the other Infinity Blade titles….

Angry Birds Star Wars coming to game consoles for first time on 29 October

Activision Publishing, Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm jointly announced on Thursday that Angry Birds Star Wars would release for gaming console systems on 29 October. The game will specifically release for the first time on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo’s Wii, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It will also launch as varied editions with design elements specific to each…

App of the day: City Cat review (iPhone)

The never-ending dash through New York, Paris and Moscow that is City Cat feels like an explosion of Sonic the Hedgehog meets Nyan Cat in a parallel Jetpack Joyride world. Colourful, engaging and tricky to stay in play during the later stages, City Cat has had us hooked for days on end. City Cat Format iOS | Android Price £Free…

A week in reviews: July 8 – July 13

From drones to tea with the vicar, the one thing you can’t call us is predictable. Another exciting week in reviews saw us look at Huawei’s likeable P2, a phone which replaces the P1, a handset we also liked. It’s not the sort of phone that will generate Samsung or Apple levels of hype, but Huawei certainly has the ability…