Stadia's library of available games continues to grow, steadily if slowly. The two newest titles announced as upcoming aren't earth-shattering by any means, but a sequel to a popular platforming series and a well-received 3D action game will be welcome additions.
Back in October (2020), NetEase caught everyone by surprise by announcing that it would bring ArtPlay's indie Metroidvania title Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night to Android and iOS. In the following week, the game landed on the Play Store for pre-registration, with an iOS listing hinting at a December 4th release. Well, it would appear the game has arrived a little early, which means you can already grab Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night from the Play Store for $9.99. Of course, I've taken the game for a spin to offer my thoughts, which you can read in full after the break.
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."
Whether your a fan of mobile games or not, it would appear that the next official Mega Man X game is going to be a mobile release. It's called Mega Man X DiVE, and Capcom has officially announced that a closed beta test will take place on August 23rd for Android users. If you'd like to participate in this beta, you can sign up on the official Mega Man X DiVE website.
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.
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.
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.
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.