Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got an interesting take on old-school action RPGs, a new version of an adorably violent shooter, and yet another game licensed from a summer blockbuster. Without further ado:
Ku: Shroud Of The Morrigan
Ku seems to have everything I want in a mobile game: fast, fluid combat, controls that are designed for touchscreens first and foremost, and more style than you can shake a shaleighleigh at. Shroud of the Morrigan combines Celtic mythology with a little steampunk futurisim, and the graphics look fantastic - it's always good to see a developer try something beyond the old pixelated throwback style. Gameplay is a mix of 2D action, exploration, and puzzle solving. The game is $2.57, and the developer recommends at least 1GB of RAM.
Ku: Shroud if the Morrigan is an Action Adventure Game in which Ireland's ancient past and economic present collide. You play as young Kú, who must venture out in to a broken and strange world for the first time. You will have to battle monsters, solve puzzles and retrieve an ancient treasure from the goddess Morrigan. Forged from an ancient tale of Celtic mythology - a uniquely different recounting of the massive legendary epic, the Táin. An action-adventure set in a future Ireland devastated by technomagical war and economic collapse, humanity clings on by using the remnants of technology that survive.
Battle Bears Gold
We covered the original Battle Bears Royale when it was published - a fast, entertaining over-the-shoulder multiplayer shooter staring teddy bears trying to beat the stuffing out of one another. The gold version of the game adds more classes (including a teddy Terminator), more weapons, more arenas, just a whole lot more of everything. If you played the original a lot, don't worry: log in with your game account, and all your items and achievements will transfer over to the new game. (Check the FAQ for more information.) Battle Bears Gold is free with in-app purchases.
A funny and addictive class-based online multiplayer action shooter! Choose from 8 classes, tons of wacky weapons and equipment, and play against millions of warriors worldwide.
ASSAULT: B-1000 (NEW Class!)
CHUB SCOUT: Wil
World War Z
The official mobile game for this year's zombie movie is out... but not without some teething troubles. After World War Z first appeared on the Play Store, it was taken down almost immediately, but not before many had bought the $5 game, and couldn't play it due to a licensing error. Thanks to a massive 1.4GB file size, there was no way to get a return either. If you manage to get past this game-breaking flaw (I still haven't) you'll find a rails shooter with a unique controls scheme and auto-aiming. You might want to let this one go through a few more updates before laying your money down. Looks like it's got in-app purchases too - bad form.
Get dropped into the middle of the World War Z chaos! Featuring 28 visceral levels, intense combat, engaging puzzles, upgradable weapons and armor, and unlimited challenge mode. The World War Z game challenges you: play to survive. In a race against time, travel the world to rescue your loved ones in the midst of the deadly Zombie pandemic.
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