iPad Mini: Five Upcoming Games You Should Keep An Eye On
There are some fantastic games lined up for iOS devices in the coming months, and we can't wait to get stuck into them. Even better, we'll be able to enjoy them on the bigger, yet more portable screens of our iPad Minis.
Here are the big-screen games we're most excited about playing on the go.
Angry Birds Star Wars
There seems to be no end for the potential for Angry Birds to meld with other franchises, and a Star Wars tie-in is about as big as it gets. With the birds themselves taking on the role of the rebels, and those notorious piggies taking their rightful place on the dark side, expect plenty of references to Star Wars films gone by.
There's not long to wait either as the game's due to be released on November 8th. Rest assured we'll bring you all the coverage you need to know about this stellar tie-in.
Infinity Blade: Dungeons
When you've created two of the finest hack-and-slash games available for mobiles and tablets, you'd forgive Chair Entertainment for simply making the third game a bigger, better version of its predecessors. Instead, the developer has opted for an epic dungeon-crawling title this time around, one that will no doubt consume just as much of our gaming time.
Expect a Diablo-esque feast of treasure, weapons, armor and monsters in this highly-anticipated chapter in the Infinity Blade universe.
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
We were excited as anyone when we heard that an enhanced version of the PC RPG classic Baldur's Gate was making its way to iPads, but we were also a little disappointed when it missed its expected summer release date. Still, we can't deny that the idea of having a more portable version of this sprawling tablet masterpiece hasn't got us worked up all over again.
As well as adding visual improvements to all of the content from the original game, the team are also including the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion, as well as some brand-new bonus content. Get ready to kiss your social life goodbye.
Oceanhorn: Monster of the Uncharted Seas
Oceanhorn was originally intended as a 2012 release but has sadly slipped into next year. That's a shame, but given how intriguing this Zelda-like touchscreen title looks already, we think the later release date will allow the developers to weave even more magic into the game.
From the little we've seen, this should be one of the best action RPGs the App Store's ever seen, with plenty of puzzles and devilish dungeons to get stuck into.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
We can wrap ourselves up in knots thinking about how nostalgic we get about a game from the noughties that triumphed in making us nostalgic for the eighties. The important thing though is that Vice City is coming to iOS and Android devices in the very near future.
Technically accomplished though the release of last year's Grand Theft Auto 3 was, it left a little to be desired when it came to the touchscreen controls. Let's hope Rockstar has made some improvements in this area, so we can properly immerse ourselves back in the world of the sharp-tongued Tommy Vercetti.