Many developers have been trying to copy the success of Niantic's Pokémon GO with clones that offer similar gameplay, and so it's easy to jump to conclusions when new map-based mobile titles are revealed. Surprisingly Bandai Namco has actually come up with a unique way to utilize the map, and so Pac-Man Geo is a game where players will create new mazes out of the streets in their cities. While there's still a collection aspect in the title, seeing that high-scores will unlock collectible landmarks, at least the core Pac-Man gameplay has been retained.
Yesterday (July 15th), many of those who pre-registered for the release of Tales of Crestoria received a notification the gacha RPG was available on Android. Of course, Bandai Namco decided that Google's pre-reg system exists to be abused, so the game wasn't actually available, but was instead released while the servers were still in maintenance. This resulted in the Play Store listing being flooded with 5-star reviews before the game was playable since the "release" was tentatively called a pre-load by eager fans sticking it to anyone that left a 1-star review after receiving a release announcement for an unreleased game.
Bandai Namco's RPG battler Digimon ReArise has been available in Japan since 2018, and today we've learned that the studio will bring the game to the West before the end of 2019. This newly-announced English version is already available for pre-registration on the Google Play Store, and the description details a free-to-play game that offers an original story where players will face off in 5v5 battles while actively building friendship bonds between their Tamers and Digimon.
Since yesterday's launch of Gundam Battle: Gunpla Warfare is the first foray for the series on mobile, I thought it might be a good idea to go hands-on with the title so that everyone will know what to expect. It's a free-to-play collection game that revolves around the building of plastic models called Gunpla. It does not stray far from the genre's norms, but that doesn't mean you should entirely write the game off, as there is still some fun to be had if you're big into building Gunpla models.
Bandai Namco has announced Gundam Battle: Gunpla Warfare, a collection-based battle game which just so happens to be the first Gundam title that will make its way to the West on Android. This upcoming release is themed around the hobby of collecting and building Gunpla and will feature 25+ Gundam from the anime series. A summer release is expected, and you can pre-register on the Play Store starting today.
There are already more than a few Pac-Man games available on Android, but are there any that combine Disney properties with everyone's favorite dot-eating arcade character? Well, there is now with the release of PAC-MAN: Ralph Breaks the Maze. It ties into the upcoming Disney movie Ralph Breaks the Internet, and despite what you may think, the game is actually pretty good.
A few months ago I wrote about the pre-registration announcement for Bandai Namco's casual free-to-play fighter Dragon Ball Legends, and it was clear that the game was going to be a more cinematic take on Tekken Mobile with a Dragon Ball skin slapped on top. Tapping on cards to pull off a few power moves as you balance holding your thumb on the screen to charge their power is really all there is to it, which in the end plays out more like a game of rock paper scissors instead of the traditional fighting games we are all familiar with.
Bandai Namco has announced the upcoming release of Dragon Ball Legends. It is currently available on the Play Store as a pre-registration listing, and if you take a look at it on your phone, there are a few pre-registration rewards that can be unlocked depending on how many people sign up. It's clear the devs are aiming to create another free-to-play mobile fighting game that uses card-based gameplay for its battles, which of course sounds very similar to their recent release Tekken Mobile.