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Dead Cells is available on Android a day early at a special launch price

Dead Cells is available on Android a day early at a special launch price

In October of last year, I broke the news that Dead Cells had popped up on the Play Store as a pre-registration listing, but the title was soon delisted. Sadly there was no way to know if that listing was a mistake, or if someone had simply pulled the trigger a little early. Well, there is no more need to guess. Motion Twin has announced a partnership with Playdigious to bring Dead Cells to mobile. The title is scheduled to be released on iOS sometime this summer, and an Android version "will come later."

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Dirt 5, Chorus, Jotun: Valhalla Edition, and more are coming to Stadia

Dirt 5, Chorus, Jotun: Valhalla Edition, and more are coming to Stadia

Stadia has been steadily improving since launching last year, including getting the Stadia controller to work wirelessly in web browsers. Now, four new games have been announced for the cloud gaming platform, with two titles from Thunder Lotus Games coming this month and DIRT 5 and CHORUS dropping in 2021.

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Butterscotch Shenanigans DIY platformer Levelhead lands on Android for $7

Butterscotch Shenanigans DIY platformer Levelhead lands on Android for $7

The developer behind the much-acclaimed mobile survival game Crashlands has been working on a 2D platforming sandbox called Levelhead, and it's been available on Steam in early access since 2019. Well, the title just popped up on the Google Play Store this morning, and it's currently available for pre-registration. We've also learned that the game will be officially released on Android on April 30th for $6.99, and it will include Google Play Pass support.

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[Update: Available 4 days early] Cinematic platformer Flashback coming to Android on July 22 for $5

[Update: Available 4 days early] Cinematic platformer Flashback coming to Android on July 22 for $5

Those of us that grew up playing platformers in our youth, such as Prince of Persia and Another World, should be delighted by the news that Flashback is coming to Android and iOS on the 22nd of July. The indie video game publisher SFL Interactive announced today that it has partnered with the title's original designer Paul Cuisset to bring the award-winning action-adventure game to mobile for $4.99.

The trailer above shows off an amusing cinematic as well as some of the title's platforming gameplay. If you've never played through Flashback, you can expect a 2D platforming experience broken up by stylish cinematics, similar to that of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee.

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[Update: Officially released] Premium platformer Grimvalor now in early access on the Play Store

[Update: Officially released] Premium platformer Grimvalor now in early access on the Play Store

Grimvalor is a popular mobile hack and slash platformer that was originally released on iOS at the end of 2018. On the Apple App Store the game is available with an upfront price, though the new early access Android release forgoes that style of monetization to offer the download and first act for free, and if you decide that you enjoy the game, you can unlock all five of its acts through a single in-app purchase priced at $6.99.

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Gorgeous platformer Oddmar now available on the Play Store

Gorgeous platformer Oddmar now available on the Play Store

The creators of the highly acclaimed platformer Leo's Fortune have released their latest endeavor on the Google Play Store. It's called Oddmar, and if you've heard of it before it's because it has been available on iOS for about nine months now. It was widely accepted as one of the best platformers released on iOS last year (to the point of winning an Apple Design Award), and now Android users finally have the opportunity to check it out.

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[Bonus Round] Z.O.N.A Shadow of Lemansk, Eat All The Things, Throne Quest RPG, Spectrum Break, Faraway 4: Ancient Escape, Terminator: Survival, and Mech Battle

[Bonus Round] Z.O.N.A Shadow of Lemansk, Eat All The Things, Throne Quest RPG, Spectrum Break, Faraway 4: Ancient Escape, Terminator: Survival, and Mech Battle

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 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 a first-person post-apocalyptic shooter, an adorable food-filled platformer, a new RPG from the creator of the 9th Dawn series, a psychedelic brick-breaking platformer, a gorgeous escape the room game, an officially licensed Terminator card game, and an awesome looking giant mech battler.

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[Update: Listing removed] Dead Cells is coming to Android, and you can pre-register right now

[Update: Listing removed] Dead Cells is coming to Android, and you can pre-register right now

Hey, look at this, the Metroidvania indie hit Dead Cells is coming to Android. The listing just popped up on the Play Store a few minutes ago, and it's currently available for pre-registration. I can't promise that the publisher Playdigious didn't jump the gun a little early, so make sure to check this out while you can.

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Netmarble's turn-based gacha RPG 'Phantomgate: The Last Valkyrie' is here

Netmarble's turn-based gacha RPG 'Phantomgate: The Last Valkyrie' is here

Netmarble doesn't have the greatest reputation. Thanks to its heavy-handed use of free-to-play mechanics and plenty of expensive in-app purchases, a lot of shade gets thrown its way, and deservedly so. That's why the release of its latest gacha RPG is a bit of a rare occurrence, it's actually not that bad. After a lengthy soft-launch period Phantomgate: The Last Valkyrie is finally available on the Google Play Store, and despite the expected downsides of a title like this, there's a lot of fun to be had. So if you are a fan of 2D platforming and classic turn-based RPG battles, you're going to want to give this a gander.

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