Following on the theme of holiday deals, Capcom has revealed some Thanksgiving sales for mobile devices. iOS is seeing Mega Man X and Devil May Cry 4 Refrain drop from $5 to a price of just $1. Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD is also on sale, dropping from $17 to $5.
Marvel Offers Free Guardians of the Galaxy Comics Bi-Weekly and Digitally
This is awesome news, especially since I’m currently reading the hard to find and incredibly pricey 2008 run of Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel is releasing free bi-weekly comics written by Brian Michael Bendis, to help give spotlight to the individuals of the team before their comic book debut this March 27th and the film that’s releasing next year.
This bi-week’s free edition shines the light on Drax the Destroyer — a space badass who spends his time going from bar to bar and picking fights with others. Guardians leader, Star-Lord, eventually recruits him to the team.
This is a nice opportunity for newcomers to be introduced to the Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus, if you have the Marvel or ComiXology app, it’s completely free to read, so why not?
The amount of Pokémon news that comes out every week honestly blows my mind.
Today saw the release of the official Pokémon TV app for iTunes and Google Play. Smartphone users can now download the video app to watch different episodes of the Pokémon animated television show. The app rotates 50 different episodes — get this — every single week.
The app is separated by region, which is really awesome, and every episode you can view is free to watch. The app will also be hosting full-length movies, starting with Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice from February 15-18. The app will also be debuting the animated short “Meloetta’s Moonlight Serenade" on February 15.
Get ready to break your iPhones. VVVVVV, and recent iOS hit, Superhexagon creator Terry Cavanagh revealed on Twitter that he is working on an iOS version of the game.
For those who don’t know, VVVVVV (originally released on PC, Mac and Nintendo 3DS) is a fantastic entry into the masochistic platformer genre which also includes I Want to Be The Guy and Super Meat Boy. These games take pride in killing the player as many times as possible and present an enormous challenge to anyone playing them. VVVVVV has a unique gameplay mechanic that allows players to bounce from the floor to the ceiling by changing the gravity. This creates thrilling moments of hope when falling upward through a spiked cavern only to be killed right at the end. At that point, it’s time to try again.
VVVVVV presents this die-reload-die-reload-succeed style gameplay in gorgeous pixel design and a killer soundtrack. I’d argue that the soundtrack, created by chiptune artist SoulEye, is one of the best that gaming has to offer in terms of chiptunes.
However, Terry Cavanagh claims that the game works best with buttons and that he hopes to make it work for iOS. However, he claims that the game will be released "not for AGES"
For now, we can load up the soundtrack on our iPhones and play that while imagining the many spiked deaths that await us.
Super Hexagon is the trippy, hectic, sadisticly difficult yet hypnotically fun iOS app from Terry Cavanagh. It’s a puzzle game with a pretty simple premise: don’t get hit by stuff, but it gets real hard real quick. And don’t even get us started on the awesome chiptunes by Chipzel.
Peep the trailer below.
Super Hexagon is currently available in the App Store for 66% off (that’s just 99 cents, yo!) and you can play the flash version, Hexagon, for free right here. Terry also created the equally difficult platformer VVVVVVwhich is totally worth checking out.
A few years ago, it was pretty trendy to take a photo of whatever’s behind your computer and then use that as your wallpaper to make it look like your screen was transparent. If you don’t want to go through that hassle and relive 2009, throw down $0.99 for this pretty awesome app. It’s a clock that blends with its background. It’s magic.
DotEmu, the company that brought us a meh iOS port of the Neo Geo’s Blazing Star will be releasing a collection of Raiden games this fall. The bundle will include Raiden, Raiden Fighters, Raiden Fighters 2, and Raiden Fighters Jet. If you don’t have an Xbox 360 - and if DotEmu doesn’t mangle the controls like they did with Blazing Star - this is an awesome release. If you do have a 360, pick up Raiden Fighters Aces, which contains all of the above except for the original Raiden game.
New iPhone App Allows Users to Create Temporary Phone Numbers
Ad Hoc Labs has developed a brand new iPhone app that allows users to create multiple temporary phone numbers that can be used to call/text others anonymously. The app is called “Burner,” which also is a street term used to describe prepaid phones or other lines that are used for drug deals, or to simply avoid some sort of surveillance.
Each number has limited use, but it does allow you to call or text like you normally would a regular phone. The app simply redirects the fake number to your real number and can be deleted any time you’d like.
According to the site:
Need a phone number for a day, a week, a month or more? Create a Burner number for your iPhone in less than 30 seconds. Give out a number without fear of having your real phone number compromised. Publish your number to Twitter or Facebook and see what happens! Be in full control Turn off inbound SMS notifications or rings quickly and easily. Manage all your inbound calls, SMS messages, and voicemails in one place. Done with the number? It’s easy (and fun) to “burn” the number, taking it out of service and wiping it from your phone as if it never existed!
The app is being sold for $1.99 at the iTunes app store, and I’m sure it’s going to be abused as much as possible.
'Street Fighter x Tekken' Mobile Heads To iOS This Summer.
Capcom just announced that you’ll be able to take SFxT on the go when it hits iOS devices this summer. So far the only characters announced are Ryu and Chun-Li from Street Fighter, and Kazuya and Nina from Tekken.
The game will be compatible with iOS 5 and higher for iPhone 4 and 4S, iPod touch (4th Gen or later), iPad 2 and the New iPad.
I think I’ll hold out for the Vita version for my on-the-go fighting game needs, thank you very much.
A Little Bit on the AviiQ Side: Not only are these Ready Clip cables super sleek, they’re also super useful. They can be clipped to your bag or breast pocket (don’t do that). For 5.5” cables, they’re pricey, but you’ve got to pay to get good design.
Cave Report: Mushihimesama Futari Hits iOS on April 5
An iOS port of Mushihimesama Futari [AKA Bug Princess 2] will be available on April 5 for $5. That’s less than a week away. If you dig it, buy the 360 port [it’s originally an arcade game]. The 360 version is region free and will ring in at less than $40 shipped since it’s been given the Platinum Collection treatment. Futari is one of only three games I gave a perfect score back when I wrote for TheBBPS (Border Down and Bayonetta being the others). Seriously - buy this game.
A Little Bit on the iOS Side: So here it is: the trailer of Cave’s newest iOS shooter. If it looks familiar, that’s because it is. It’s a port of 2002’s DoDonPachi: Dai Ou Jou. The game is super challenging - I think I’ve only gotten to the fourth level boss - so you better buy insurance for your iThing before playing this and throwing your phone at the wall. It will be out next month.
You read that right my peoples! One of the greatest, if not greatest beat’em ups Streets of Rage 2 for iOS is FREE for today. So get on them iPhones or iPads (if you don’t mind scaling) and download the hell out of this. Rock some headphones too and listen to my favorite video game soundtrack.