Welcome to the 216th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the headlines from the last week!
- Super Mario Run is a bit of a disappointment for Nintendo. They didn’t divulge specifics. However, Nintendo did say that the game didn’t make enough money. That’s despite 200 million downloads. Downloads don’t necessarily mean purchases, though. In fact, Fire Emblem made more money than Super Mario Run, despite having significantly less downloads.
- Ubisoft announced a launch date for South Park: Phone Destroyer. Otherwise, we still only know a little bit. It’s a freemium game for sure. It should also have that classic South Park style humor. The game soft launched in a few countries in Europe. The rest of the world gets the game on November 9th. We’ll talk about it on the next newsletter for sure!
- The horror game Slayaway Camp is getting a spiritual sequel. Developers announced Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle this week. It’s in the same style as Slayaway Camp. That includes retro graphics, tons of violence, and a little humor for balance. The game should be out sometime in the first few months of 2018.
- A new Metroid-inspired shooter is coming soon. Morphite is a game that draws ideas from old titles like Metroid and Ratchet and Clank along with newer stuff like No Man’s Sky. Of course, it’s not nearly as big as No Man’s Sky. The game includes randomly generated planets, exploration elements, and some shooter elements as well. It should be out before Christmas.
- There’s a new Humble Mobile Bundle! The games are horror themed this time for the Halloween spirit. The games include Distraint, Rusty Lake, Fran Boy, Sanitarium, Dead Age, and several more. You get a few games for $1, six games for beating the average, and the whole bundle for $5. The average is $4.46 so you might as well go for the full $5. Some of these are actually quite good and on our list of the best horror games for Android.
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