RPG

SoulCraft 2: League of Angels now out for Android

It would be an understatement for us to say that MobileBits’ first SoulCraft game was a success in terms of showing mobile platform gamers what was actually possible in terms of graphics and gameplay for Android and casual games. But don’t look now, MobileBits is out with its second RPG/Action game in SoulCraft 2: League of Angels, which serves as the logical sequel to the impressive first SoulCraft game.

Final Fantasy VI hitting the Play Store today [Update]

Final Fantasy VI is coming to Android. Via a tweet, Square Enix, publishers of the Final Fantasy series, announced the sixth installment would come to Android today. We’ve been checking the Play Store, and have yet to see it, though there is a Beta Wiki available. For Final Fantasy fans, this is another step in a growing and impressive mobile catalog.

Record of Agarest War tactical RPG coming in a few weeks

Fans of Japanese-style RPGs might want to save up some cash and internal storage for this game that that's being ported to Android. HyperDevBox, the game company that has already ported a number of Japanese games to our favorite mobile platform, says that it will be ready to launch its current project, Record or Agarest War, in a few weeks' time.

Gameloft releases Dungeon Hunter 4 teaser trailer

Today we have a few exciting things coming from Gameloft. While we're waiting for them to unveil their new Iron Man 3 game for Android, today they're teasing the 4th release to their extremely popular RPG game. All you die hard RPG fans will be happy to know that Dungeon Hunter 4 is coming soon - and looks pretty amazing. Check out the video below with gameplay footage.

Skyrim Unlocker concept is all the rage in the Thieves Guild

I you've been following the Android Reddit for the last few days, you've probably seen a few concept screens for a lockscreen inspired by Bethesda's RPG magnum opus, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Well, a developer going by "DaveRun" has finally gotten the ball rolling in earnest, developing a concept app that mimics the console and PC game's lock-picking interface almost perfectly. It doesn't actually unlock the phone yet since it's at the proof of concept stage, but Dave's getting a lot of support from like-minded users on his post. You can download the non-Market app and install it on any Android phone.

Baldur’s Gate may journey to Android soon

If you've played an American RPG on your PC or console in the last fifteen years, odds are pretty good that it was Baldur's Gate or one of its sequels. The original game came from BioWare, of Mass Effect fame, and went on to define its genre for much of the 2000s. Indie publisher Beamdog recently told an inquisitive player that they were considering bringing the RPG series to Android, after recently announcing Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition for the iPad. For the uninitiated, Baldur's Gate was an attempt to bring the Forgotten Realms tabletop role-playing game (based on Dungeons and Dragons) to the world of video games. Instead of turn-based combat, it relies on a real-time combat system that can be paused at any time. The overhead isometric viewpoint is designed to allow for fantasy settings and elements while keeping the traditional token-based perspective of tabletop gaming. Incidentally, it would also be pretty awesome for a tablet. Think of it as a more structured, paced version of Diablo. This is a long way from a confirmation, but an Android version seems like a natural progression for the small developer. The interface probably wouldn't lend itself towards play on a smartphone (not without some serious work, anyway) but some of the larger Android phones might be able to handle it. The iPad app is scheduled for release this summer, so at the very earliest it would be late fall before Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition might make it to Android. A good way to bring it a little faster might be contacting the developer and distributor (overhaul@beamdog.com) and telling them how much you want it. [via DroidGamers]

Sega plans Android release for MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2

Android gaming has finally come into its own, and major publishers are starting to take notice. This includes gaming legend Sega, which has graced Android with its Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Monkey Ball franchises, along with a few others. But they're not anywhere near finished yet: Pocket Gamer reports that Sega's online RPG franchise Phantasy Star Online will be heading to Android in late April as a closed beta. Phantasy Star Online 2 will be released for Windows, PlayStation Vita and iOS as well. The good news is that the game will be free (with in-app purchases). The bad news? It's only confirmed for Japan so far.

RPG classic Final Fantasy III comes to Android, but only in Japan

Ready for some classic role-playing? Then break out your pocket translator (insert "there's an app for that" joke here). Gaming giant Square Enix has released Final Fantasy III, widely considered to be one of the all-time greats of console RPGs, for Android. The bad news is that it's limited to Square's in-house market at the moment, and region-locked to Japan. You can't even pull some build.prop mods to get around it in Android Market/Google Play, since there's no app to be had in there.