Record of Agarest War Zero Now Available for Android TV through Google Play


HyperDevbox announces that the massively popular tactical role-playing game for home video game consoles, Record of Agarest War Zero, is now available on Android TV platform. Already released on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Android Phone and Tablet, Record of Agarest War Zero, originally designed by Tokyo studio Idea Factory, is now available on Android TV platform through Google Play.

HyperDevbox founder and CEO, Carlo Perconti, has stated:

After the release of INDY500 Arcade Racing, Record of Agarest War and ExZeus 2 for Android TV, We are glad to pursue strongly our commitment to the latest Google platform with the release, today, of our latest released game Record of Agarest War Zero for your Big TV Screen.

Some of the Record of Agarest War Zero’s features:

  • Over 100 hours of gameplay packed into 1.9 GB of data
  • Full 720p HD graphic assets
  • Fully voice acted in Japanese
  • Position your forces on the battlefield and wait for the right moment to string together massive combo attacks using multiple party members – both in melee and at range!
  • Enhanced battle system including combo system, break and overkill
  • Experience “Living Portraits” animated characters breathe, move, and move their lips in sync with the voice acting.
  • Soul-Breeding System – Once again, the choice of bride at the end of the first generation further determines the skill sets and weapon of the offspring.
  • Card Skill System – Customize your main character’s weapon choice and skills through this unique character generation system.
  • Feel Link – unlock and change character costumes based on your relationship level with other heroines. Maid, Shinto Priestess, Nurse and School uniform are available depending on each character.
  • Over 500 different Magic spells and Battle skills
  • Over 400 Enemies and Characters
  • Capture monsters to join your army
  • Ability to automatically backup your save data to Google Cloud through Google Play Game Services.
  • Support for Leaderboards and Achievements through Google Play Game Services.
  • Language: English text with Japanese voices.
  • Extra mode, unlock the original Record of Agarest War maps and characters for you to play with.

Record of Agarest War Zero for Android TV is available now for US$14.99 on Google Play.

Hearthstone for Android is Live


Blizzard Entertainment announced via a Reddit AMA earlier today that Hearthstone is officially available for Android devices for Australia, Canada & New Zealand through Google Play store or the Amazon App Store.

A global release is expected to roll out in the coming days.

Currently, the system requirements for Hearthstone on Android devices is vague, but requires at least the following:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Hardware 6-inch screen or larger
Operating System Android 4.0 or later
Memory 1 GB RAM

These system requirements also mean that a lot of Android smartphones will not be able to run Hearthstone (officially) due to the large screen requirements.

However, they did comment on phone capability during the AMA:

We are making sure that Hearthstone is a great tailored experience on a phone. Don’t be surprised if you see some modifications to make it mobile-awesome!

Blizzard has a shortlist of devices that have been tested to run Hearthstone, which are the following:

  • Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 (2014)
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 (2014)
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 (2013)
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 (2014)
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)
  • Asus Google Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Huawei MediaPad X1
  • NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 I9200
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Note LTE 10.1 N8020
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
  • Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet LTE

Android users who do download Hearthstone will also be given a free pack of classic cards.

E3 2014: World of Tanks: Blitz Preview


Tanks on the go!

At this year’s E3 the Wargaming team showed off their new mobile title, World of Tanks Blitz. The game is going to be released globally on iOS on June 26th, with an android version coming in the future, and will allow players to compete and battle tanks just like in the core World of Tanks game, but on their tablet or smart phone.

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The version of the game I got to try out was the current version from the soft launch in Nordic countries, played with a fast connection speed in the United States. Upon opening the app I could choose my tank from the garage and upgrade it’s components with permanent and single use items (via the in-game store), much like in the PC version of the title. It all felt very familiar, and the intuitive and simple touch controls work great to both manipulate the camera and to customise your tank.

Battles play out against real opponents in teams of seven vs seven, I played against real people participating in the Nordic soft launch version. World of Tanks players will be well at home here, this app shares a lot of similarities with its PC counterpart once again, the main difference being that maps are much smaller in size for faster paced on the go gameplay. An especially neat feature of the app is the ability to customise the controls in the user interface, with each of the virtual buttons and analogue sticks able to be scaled or moved to allow a comfy and personalised layout for every player. The touch controls lend themselves well to the title, allowing both new and experienced players to jump in and do battle.

In terms of loading and lag, I had no issues with either. Even from a connection in the United States to Nordic servers it was easy and fast to find a match, and in-game assets loaded up in no time. As the game releases worldwide we should see plenty more players jumping on to the servers, but thus far both the game and servers seem to perform well on mobile devices. Wargaming has said that the app will even be playable on older devices such as the iPhone 4 and iPad 2, which is great for gamers that haven’t grabbed the latest iOS device.

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The game will launch with three playable nations at first, Russia, the United States of America and Germany, with more to be added in the future. You’ll be able to use your existing Wargaming.net account for this title, and it will even incorporate friends and platoons as well as Facebook integration for invitations and sharing.

World of Tanks Blitz is free to download and play from the App Store now. You can find more information on the official site.

OXCGN’s GTA III 10 Year Anniversary Smartphone/Tablet Review


OXCGN’s GTA III 10 Year Anniversary Smartphone/Tablet Review

Another stroll through Liberty City

by : GrathiusXR

©2012 Arthur Kotsopoulos

Much like Hollywood and their need to remake every single ‘classic’ movie within the last two decades, the gaming industry follows a somewhat similar route by re-releasing titles that not only defined a genre but cemented itself as a classic in the gaming industry.

With Halo reaching the 10 year mark since being released, Microsoft/343 Studios has released Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition both in its classic Xbox graphical and revamped Halo Reach graphical glory, allowing gamers old and new to experience a console-defining shooter.

Rockstar however, instead of releasing a game that was already available across every platform, has decided to go the route of releasing GTAIII on mobile and tablets (Check out Rockstars official supported devices website to see if your device made the cut).

This allows an already amazing company to allow people who wouldn’t own a console to experience a game that has been a staple in the open sandbox genre.

But does it translate well enough to smartphones/tablets?

GTA on smartphones and tablets here