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.

[Bonus Round] Heroes of Flatlandia, Quantum Contact, S4GE, Delivery from the pain, Uncharted Ocean, Kaiju Rush, and Knights of the Card Table

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 delightful real-time strategy game with an upfront cost, a space adventure game all about mining moons, a turn-based strategy RPG in beta, a zombie survival game, a casual naval strategy game, a kawaii-themed city smasher, and a card-based dungeon crawler. Read More[Bonus Round] Heroes of Flatlandia, Quantum Contact, S4GE, Delivery from the pain, Uncharted Ocean, Kaiju Rush, and Knights of the Card Table was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Lemmings is the latest victim of mobile gaming, goes free-to-play on Android

Sony Interactive Entertainment and Sad Puppy Limited have decided to cash in on everyone’s favorite puzzle-platformer Lemmings by dumbing down the familiar gameplay and stuffing in as many in-app purchases as possible. So if you think you’d enjoy paying $7 every two hours to turn off an ever-present energy system, you’ll definitely love the new free-to-play Lemmings out now on the Play Store.

If you watch the above trailer, you’ll see an adorable mobile reimagining of the Lemmings franchise, which I have to admit looks somewhat appealing. Read MoreLemmings is the latest victim of mobile gaming, goes free-to-play on Android was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

32 temporarily free and 23 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Another day is here, so let’s get through another list of app sales. Today’s is quite small, so it shouldn’t take you long to get through it. Have fun and be sure to stop by on Friday for the last round of the week.
Free
Apps
nBubble Unlocker $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 2 hours
AppSearch Unlocker $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 1 day
Smart Wi-Fi Hotspot PRO $2.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 2 days
nBubble Pro – Notifications in bubble $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 3 days
Correlate – Symptoms Diary And Habits Tracker Pro $2.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 4 days
App Usage Tracker – Monitor, Track and Report $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 5 days
Protector – Parental control & Child lock $3.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 5 days
YoWindow Weather $2.98 -> $1.79; Sale ends in 5 days
Speccy Spectrum Analyzer $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 days
Step by Step HD $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 6 days
Blacklist Pro – Call & SMS Blocker (Ad Free) $2.49 -> $0.99; Sale ends in 7 days
Games
Gold Miner Vegas: Nostalgic Arcade Game $1.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 2 hours
Monkey GO Happy $1.49 -> Free; Sale ends in 2 hours
World War 3 – Global Conflict (Tower Defence) $1.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 2 hours
Cat in the Woods VIP $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 1 day
Cavern Crawler + DLC $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 2 days
League of Stickman: (Dreamsky)Warriors $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 3 days
Paranormal Territory $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 3 days
Paranormal Territory 2 $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 3 days
Dead Bunker 4 Apocalypse $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 4 days
Hills Legend HD $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 4 days
Idle Heroes of Hell – Clicker & Simulator Pro $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 4 days
Charlie’s Planet $1.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 5 days
Colorful dots: fun puzzle game $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 5 days
Galaxy Warrior Classic $1.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 5 days
Maze Planet 3D Pro $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 5 days
Galaxy Defense – Strategy Game $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 7 days
Kingdom Defense 2: Empire Warriors – Tower defense $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 7 days
Icon packs & customization
Dinosaurs 3D Pro lwp $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 2 hours
Planetscape 3D Live Wallpaper $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 1 day
HD Wallpapers + Pro $3.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 4 days
Pure – Icon Pack ( Flat Design ) $0.99 -> Free; Sale ends in 5 days
Sale
Apps
SayIt Full Unlock $2.99 -> $0.99; Sale ends in 1 day
Learn Korean – Language & Grammar Learning Pro $5.99 -> $2.99; Sale ends in 4 days
Learn Spanish Language: Listen, Speak, Read Pro $3.99 -> $0.99; Sale ends in 4 days
World Map PRO $1.49 -> $0.99; Sale ends in 5 days
A Charlie Brown Christmas $2.99 -> $1.49; Sale ends in 6 days
PM guide for field Vets $1.49 -> $0.99; Sale ends in 6 days
Vibro. Read More32 temporarily free and 23 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Minecraft 1.8 adds pandas, bamboo, and crossbows

A new update was recently pushed out for the Bedrock edition of Minecraft. It brings everyone’s favorite black and white bear the panda, along with bamboo that’s useful for creating scaffolding. Crossbows have also been added, which seems like an outlier compared to the pandas and bamboo. But hey, if you’ve ever felt the urge to shoot a panda with a crossbow, now’s your chance thanks to the Minecraft 1.8 update. Read MoreMinecraft 1.8 adds pandas, bamboo, and crossbows was written by the awesome team at Android Police.