[Bonus Round] Kingsman – The Secret Service Game, SpellForce: Heroes & Magic, Shards of Infinity, Ana The Game, Golf Blitz, and Tales of Wind

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn’t get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can’t wait for our weekly roundups, and don’t want to wade through a whole day’s worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we’ve got a stealth-based strategy game that takes place in the world of the Kingsman, a turn-based strategy RPG from a long-running series, a digital adaptation of a popular physical card game, an adventure game that takes place on an in-game phone, Noodlecake Studios’ latest golfing game, and an anime-themed MMORPG. Read More[Bonus Round] Kingsman – The Secret Service Game, SpellForce: Heroes & Magic, Shards of Infinity, Ana The Game, Golf Blitz, and Tales of Wind was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Twin-stick shooter Tesla vs Lovecraft is available on the Play Store

Tesla vs Lovecraft is a top-down twin-stick shooter that has been ported over to Android. It was originally released on consoles and PC at the beginning of 2018, and as of today, it has arrived on the Google Play Store. If you couldn’t tell by the name, the game revolves around a nightmarish Lovecraftian theme that ties into the electrified world of Nikola Tesla, which is a pretty unique idea that allows for some gratifying hi-tech shooting action. Read MoreTwin-stick shooter Tesla vs Lovecraft is available on the Play Store was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Premium platformer Grimvalor now in early access on the Play Store

Grimvalor is a popular mobile hack and slash platformer that was originally released on iOS at the end of 2018. On the Apple App Store the game is available with an upfront price, though the new early access Android release forgoes that style of monetization to offer the download and first act for free, and if you decide that you enjoy the game, you can unlock all five of its acts through a single in-app purchase priced at $6.99. Read MorePremium platformer Grimvalor now in early access on the Play Store was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Australia too] Harry Potter: Wizards Unite beta is available on the New Zealand Play Store

Update 1: 2019/05/02 6:07am PDT

The beta is now live in Australia and New Zealand

Back in March Niantic opened up pre-registration for its upcoming augmented reality game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Overnight Niantic has launched beta access to the game in New Zealand. This way the developer can receive some constructive feedback as a small compact region puts the beta release of Wizards Unite through its paces.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite beta gameplay
If you don’t happen to live in New Zealand, you’re not going to be able to check out this beta through normal means. Read More[Update: Australia too] Harry Potter: Wizards Unite beta is available on the New Zealand Play Store was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Bethesda's next mobile title, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, has entered early access on Android

The last we heard about The Elder Scrolls: Blades was back in November when the game was delayed to a release sometime in early 2019. Well, it would appear that we are finally inching closer to the official release date (whatever that may be) because The Elder Scrolls: Blades has gone live for those that were invited to the first wave of its early access.

If you’re eager to take a look at the game, you can currently install it (at least in the US), though you’ll only get to play through a short demo before you are asked to sign-in with your Bethesda account. Read MoreBethesda’s next mobile title, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, has entered early access on Android was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

21 temporarily free and 28 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, so it’s time for the mid-week app sales roundup. Today’s list is small and rather underwhelming, but perhaps that’s just reflective of the slower time of year. Anyhow, you might find something you like below.
Free
Apps

Manual Camera : DSLR Camera Professional (Procam) $4.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 hours
Deep Translator Pro $2.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 2 days
Play-D2D $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 2 days
Quick Reminder Pro : To Do Notes Reminder Pro $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 3 days
BitProject $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 4 days
Interwebz Browser $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 days
Spelling Book PRO $1.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 days
Discovering the Dinosaurs $4.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 7 days
Recent App Switcher (DIESEL Pro) $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 7 days
Voice Recorder $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 7 days

Games

Superhero Armor: City War – Robot Fighting Premium $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 1 day
Zombie Avengers:(Dreamsky)Stickman War Z $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 3 days
Cat home 2048 (VIP) $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 4 days
Word Mania PRO $1.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 4 days
Stick Shadow: War Fight $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 5 days
2 Player Quiz Pro $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 days
The Celestial Tree VIP $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 days
Timing Hero VIP : Retro Fighting Action RPG $3.49 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 days
Learn Mandarin – HSK 5 Hero $9.49 -> Free; Sale ends in 7 days
Wonder Knights VIP : Retro Shooter RPG $3.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 7 days

Icon packs & customization

Mandala Icon Pack $1.49 -> Free; Sale ends in 5 days

Sale
Apps

iBird Pro Birds North America $14.99 -> $9.99; Sale ends in 1 day
Advanced Sport Training Calendar $2.99 -> $0.99; Sale ends in 2 days
Hue Wave $3.99 -> $1.99; Sale ends in 2 days
My Jump 2: Measure your jump $9.99 -> $4.99; Sale ends in 3 days
My Lift: Measure your max strength $9.99 -> $4.99; Sale ends in 3 days
Truck Motion Detector $3.99 -> $1.99; Sale ends in 3 days
Contour lines plugin — OsmAnd $3.49 -> $1.69; Sale ends in 4 days
Easy Calculator PRO $2.89 -> $0.99; Sale ends in 4 days
AntiBAG Tachograph $11.99 -> $6.99; Sale ends in 6 days
Day by Day Organizer PRO $4.49 -> $2.49; Sale ends in 6 days
Earthquake Network Pro – Realtime alerts $2.99 -> $1.99; Sale ends in 6 days
WiFi Router Manager(No Ad) – Who is on My WiFi? Read More21 temporarily free and 28 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Officially out now] This War of Mine: Stories brings the Father's Promise DLC to Android

Update 1: 2019/03/27 7:54am PDT

This War of Mine: Stories – Father’s Promise is officially available on the Play Store

11 bit studios released the side-scrolling survival strategy game This War of Mine on Android back in 2015. What people may not know is that the game had been available on PC since 2014. This PC version received new playable content in celebration of its third anniversary in 2017. Read More[Update: Officially out now] This War of Mine: Stories brings the Father’s Promise DLC to Android was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Atari re-publishes Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic after accidentally making it free

Atari hasn’t been a great keeper of the Roller Coaster Tycoon franchise over the past decade. That’s why 2016’s Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic, a faithful remake of RCT2 for iOS and Android, was something of a great surprise. The game was pulled from the Play Store earlier this year, but it has returned — under a new listing, anyway.
We’ve reached out to Atari to get an official explanation, but in January, the app briefly became free on the Play Store. Read MoreAtari re-publishes Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic after accidentally making it free was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

This War of Mine: Stories brings the Father's Promise DLC to Android

11 bit studios released the side-scrolling survival strategy game This War of Mine on Android back in 2015. What people may not know is that the game had been available on PC since 2014. This PC version received new playable content in celebration of its third anniversary in 2017. Father’s Promise is the first of three planned DLC stories for the PC release, and this expansion has finally made its way to the Google Play Store as a stand-alone release. Read MoreThis War of Mine: Stories brings the Father’s Promise DLC to Android was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nintendo encourages its smartphone game development partners to limit revenue, focus on high-quality fun

Nintendo is reportedly encouraging its smartphone game development partners to focus on fun instead of maximum revenue. It would appear that Nintendo sees the smartphone gaming market as a way to increase interest in its properties with the hope that its smartphone customers will find their way to the console market, the company’s bread and butter.

The Wall Street Journal recently revealed that Nintendo is concerned about its brand image in the smartphone gaming market. Read MoreNintendo encourages its smartphone game development partners to limit revenue, focus on high-quality fun was written by the awesome team at Android Police.