The Arena of Valor World Cup could be the biggest mobile esports tournament yet

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The Arena of Valor World Cup could be the biggest mobile esports tournament yet

The Arena of Valor World Cup begins this evening as Thailand, North America, and Singapore face off in high-stakes group battles for a chance at the $550,000 grand prize. Teams have been placed into four groups, with the top two moving on to the Knockout Stage.

If you’re watching from home, there are still some prizes to be won. Arena of Valor is hosting Swag Sunday on July 29 - the last day of the World Cup. Players who log in and participate in a match during that day will get a free DC Super Hero or Super-Villain.



Arena of Valor is a hugely popular 5v5 MOBA from Tencent that plays a bit like League of Legends but features popular characters from the DC Universe. The game is dominating in China right now, although Tencent is hoping the game will gain similar traction in the west with Arena of Valor’s recent English-language launch and its upcoming Nintendo Switch debut.

The Kingdom Rush series is making a much-awaited comeback

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The Kingdom Rush series is making a much-awaited comeback

Ironhide Game Studio revealed today that Kingdom Rush Vengeance will be the next title in the well-loved mobile game series. The team broke the news with the game’s first teaser video, which you can check out below.

Kingdom Rush Vengeance is the fourth game in the Kingdom Rush series, and this time around the game is featuring long-time bad guy Vez’nan. Fans have been waiting for a new entry in the franchise since 2014. While there were hints at a new game all the way back in January 2017, there’s been no news until today.

The absolutely stunning endless runner Alto's Odyssey slides onto Android next week

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The absolutely stunning endless runner Alto's Odyssey slides onto Android next week

If you're a mobile gamer and haven't heard of the Alto series I don't really know how you've missed out, but I'm sad you have. Either which way the latest game, Alto's Odyssey, is finally coming to Android on July 26th and you can pre-register for it over on Google Play now. 

Alto's Odyssey is an atmospheric runner where you'll again be playing as Alto. Unlike his time in the mountains, however, you'll be accompanying him across a striking desert landscape. You'll surf down dunes, ride updrafts, discover hidden temples, wallride, and more.  

Hungry Shark World has made a surprise splash onto Switch

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Hungry Shark World has made a surprise splash onto Switch

Ubisoft has just stealth released Hungry Shark World for the Switch for £7.99 / $9.99.

Hungry Shark initially made its home on mobile stores back in 2016 where it received a very impressive 500 million downloads, but today it makes it's console debut.

The cartoonish game has you swim around the ocean as a shark devouring your prey, whether it be fish, seagulls or even people.

You're gonna have to get a microSD to play The Banner Saga Trilogy on Switch

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You're gonna have to get a microSD to play The Banner Saga Trilogy on Switch

According to the box art, physical copies of The Banner Saga Trilogy on Switch will still need you to download some content and have a microSD card installed.

We don't yet know how big the file size will be, but since you need a microSD we can assume it will be around the Switch’s hard drive size of 32GB. There are Switch-specific SD cards now available, but it's not ideal for those who’d rather not fork out the extra cash so they can play the game.

I hate to be the bearer of more bad news, but it also appears as though folks on Switch will be getting the trilogy a little later than on other consoles. The Amazon release date indicates that the game will be out for the Switch on the 21st of September, while on other consoles it'll be out on the 27th of July. 

Big Company: Skytopia lets you build your own Columbia from Bioshock Infinite

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Big Company: Skytopia lets you build your own Columbia from Bioshock Infinite

Goodgame Studios, known for Big Farm: Mobile Harvest, will be releasing their new game on August 2nd on Android and iOS.

Big Company: Skytopia, puts you in charge of building a floating city not so dissimilar from Bioshock Infinite's Columbia. You'll join famous scientists, like Marie Curie and Nikola Tesla, in constructing your city that prides itself on the advancement of science.

The game resembles your standard city builder game - gather resources so you can make buildings that will keep your citizens happy and improve your city.

Pokemon Go Fest was a hell of a lot better this year

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Pokemon Go Fest was a hell of a lot better this year

This past weekend Pokemon trainers took to the streets of Chicago and Lincoln Park in the hunt for new pocket monsters in the constant struggle to catch em' all.

After the disastrous events of Pokémon Go Fest last year, Niantic seem to have learned from their mistakes and hosted a much more successful event this year. 21,000 attendees marched through a specially made course which featured more than 50 species of Pokemon.

However, the celebrations are not limited to Lincoln Park - trainers all over the world can currently participate in Professor Willow's Global Challenge. Until July 23rd, you'll get double the candy for catching a Pokémon and eggs will take half the distance to hatch as well as some other extra bonuses.

Motorsport Manager Mobile 3's actually headed to iOS and Android this week

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Motorsport Manager Mobile 3's actually headed to iOS and Android this week

Just last week we revealed that Motorsport Manager 3 was on its way to mobile sometime this summer. What we didn't know is that it'll be coming much sooner than we'd originally thought - this week, in fact, and you can pre-order it on the App Store for £3.99/$3.99 right now. 

This racing management/strategy game is definitely one of the finest franchises you can get on mobile. We loved it, awarding both MMM and MMM2 with Gold Awards, and I for one hope that the pattern continues. 

Hollow Knight's final chapter, Gods & Glory, hits Nintendo Switch in August and you'll get it for free

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Hollow Knight's final chapter, Gods & Glory, hits Nintendo Switch in August and you'll get it for free

After the sudden appearance of Hollow Knight on Nintendo Switch last month, we were pleasantly surprised to see such a favourable reaction to it. It topped the eShop charts, sold over 250,000 copies in just two weeks, and came packed with all of the DLCs available at the time. 

Yesterday, we got news that the game's final chapter, Hollow Knight: Gods & Glory, will be coming to Switch for all players on August 23rd, and that's really great to hear. 

Of course, we knew there was a piece missing to the story and Gods & Glory should hopefully round things off well. Once it touches down, we'll be getting new bosses, new NPCs, new secrets, and a brand new mode, too.