For a very long time, the game now known as Trials of Mana ($23.99) was the fish that got away for Western players. The first game in the Mana series, now known as Adventures of Mana, made it over under the title Final Fantasy Adventure. The second came over as Secret of Mana. But due to a variety of factors, the third game just didn’t happen at the time. Even the typically resourceful fan translation community had a bit of trouble with the game for a while. Later Mana games made it out overseas virtually without fail, leaving the third chapter as something of an oddity.
Call of Duty: Mobile (Free) from Activision has been doing great on mobile ever since it launched a while ago on iOS and Android. It has received loads of new content, modes, and updates since launch and continues to be very polished experience. A now deleted Activision job listing spotted by Charlie INTEL was looking for an Executive Producer, Features for WZM. A lot of the job description involved translating Call of Duty: Warzone‘s essential features into mobile, proposing mobile-specific additions and changes, and more. Call of Duty: Warzone debuted earlier this year on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It is a massively popular battle royale experience. Watch the trailer for the console version below:
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair ($15.99) recently arrived on iOS and Android following Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc ($15.99) which released earlier in the year. Both the premium ports are excellent and my new go to way to experience the first two Danganronpa games again. Check out my reviews of them here and here. I was disappointed with the lack of controller support and cloud saves in both releases and reached out to Spike Chunsoft about whether the games would be updated to add them in the future. The company confirmed to me that there are no plans to add controller support and cloud saves in the future. While the confirmation was just for the second game, it is safe to assume that as of now, the Danganronpa games on iOS and Android will not have cloud saves and controller support. The data download needed in the second game that I mentioned in my review is also confirmed to be because of Apple’s size restrictions for the App Store.
Mobile gaming is in a very interesting place right now with the sheer amount of quality new games and ports arriving on iOS and Android. In an ideal world, a lot of these games would release on the same day on mobile as other platforms. Death Come True ($15.99) from Too Kyo Games featuring Kazutaka Kodaka, the creator of Danganronpa, is the newest game I was looking forward to playing that arrived on mobile in addition to Nintendo Switch on the same day. It had always been announced for multiple platforms but having mobile come out before PC and PS4 is something I didn’t expect, but here we are. After a few months of waiting, Death Come True is finally here and the wait has been worth it for the most part.