Battle Royale games are struggling this week. As Fortnite continues its Goliath vs. Even Larger Goliath battle with Apple and Google, PUBG Mobile has been removed from Indian app stores for national security reasons. In more positive news, however, there is an action game based on the Netflix Kingdom show En Route.
Read on to stay on top of events in the mobile gaming world this week, and be sure to check out the Saturday companion of this article for the latest. new android games and sales.
Bad news, you bastards. PUBG Mobile has just acquired a new wave of anti-cheat measures, including a replay review system. This should allow players to examine suspicious incidents for themselves in order to help the appropriate anti-cheat team do their jobs.
The latest twist in the incredibly exciting legal dispute between Epic, Google, and Apple is, well, pretty inevitable and disappointing. Google is trying to get Epic’s antitrust lawsuit dismissed against it. Other than that, Google seems happy to let Apple take the big steps.
Mario Kart Tour’s summer season is coming to an end, as is summer itself. Next season looks like a crowd pleaser, adding as it does two pixelated characters from the SNES era to the mix: Mario and Donkey Kong Jr.
Marmalade Game Studios has a reliable niche in the Google Play Store, offering mobile conversions of classic family board games like Game of Life and Monopoly. His latest project is a bit more out there, fusing the brain-fortifying goodness of Sudoku with the argument-triggering evil of Monopoly.
As Fortnite goes through a traumatic divorce from Google Play and the App Store, the main battle royale rival PUBG Mobile has its own messy break with mobile app stores in India. In this case, the reason appears to be largely geopolitical, with India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology forcing the game to be removed for security reasons because it is released by a Chinese company.
Kingdom, in case you didn’t know, is a Netflix zombie series set around 500 years ago in Korea. Combining political intrigue and terrifying bloody horror, it was a solid success, with two seasons already available and another likely to follow. The game is produced by Action Square, which specializes in action games. It is a promising prospect.
Jetpack Joyride, the popular auto racer from Halfbrick, has just started a crossover event with Metal Slug. Over the next few weeks, you’ll be able to play with characters and vehicles from the classic Metal Slug franchise, including Marco Rossi and the iconic Slug Tank.
The Almost Gone – which is part of the Playdigious end of summer sale – was updated this week with a new map feature. The game, which lets you solve puzzles in a beautiful Monument Valley-eque isometric world in order to help a man reach closure, is now 189% easier to navigate.