• Monthly Archives: October 2013

    Echo Prime scores well with reviewers – What do you think?
    Dean
    5875

    The initial wave of reviews for Echo Prime are making their way across the internet. So far 148Apps, Pocket Gamer UK and AppSpy have waded in with their opinions on the Echo Prime metacritic page. So far we have a resounding 80% recommendation rating from all three of those reviews. Here are some of the initial findings:

    Echo Prime is an interesting dungeon crawler-like action game with a few collectible card game elements thrown into the mix.

    - 148 Apps

     

    A well put together and entertaining brawler, Echo Prime is a slow burn, but it’s worth the effort.

    - Pocket Gamer UK

     

    Though the basic combat can get a little wearisome in large doses, Echo Prime’s cocktail of sci-fi tropes, mystical powers, and RPG leveling offers a decent throatful of neon-soaked gratification.

    - App Spy

     

    Its all sounding good so far! Be sure to check it out for yourselves – its available to download on the App Store right now! Once you have come back and let us know on our poll!

     

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    Sci-fi RPG “Echo Prime” announced! Out now on iOS!
    Dean
    5806

    Great news for all Robot Fans. The bots have today announced their newest mobile game heading to iOS devices from tomorrow. Say hello to Echo Prime the sci-fi action RPG with real time combat! In Echo Prime players take up the role of the “Enforcer” who battles various sci-fi aliens, pirates and mercenaries as they travel across the universe to uncover secrets and discover the mysterious “Echoes”. To help explain things better Robot have graced us with an excellent trailer showcasing the gameplay. Check it out here:

    Echo Prime is an RPG game that’s made for touch. Players explore the universe unlocking new abilities and upgrades after discovering the “Echoes”. As players gain more skills they face off against tougher space enemies. However in Robot Entertainment style there is of course a good level of strategy as part of the game. Once players start collecting echoes they can then configure their own personal load out based on the echoes they feel work best for them. Much like configuring the load-out used in Orcs Must Die levels. Looking at the screenshot below it appears the load-out configuration is suitably detailed for strategists but also restrained enough for casual players. Striking the balance between hard-core and casual can be tricky but it seems like Robot may well have this covered.

    As we can see from the video above one of the key features of the game is the integration of touch controls. Players tap and swipe to battle enemies and use special abilities, it will certainly be interesting to see how this is executed. Another exciting feature is the random campaign generation. This means the experience playing each level varies each time. Players may find different enemies in different locations and different types and location of item drops etc. Keeps players thinking!

    Echo Prime is available for iOS devices from tomorrow 25th October. An Android version for Echo Prime is confirmed to be coming shortly after the release of Echo Prime but there are no dates fixed for its release. But rest assured, it won’t be anywhere near as long as the wait for Hero Academy.

    More information including screenshots and the official press release are as follows. We are looking forward to playing Echo Prime in under 24 hours! Stay tuned for news!

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    Press Release

    Plano, TX – October 23, 2013 – Robot Entertainment today announced their new mobile game Echo Prime, an epic sci-fi action RPG for iOS devices. With real-time combat designed and tuned specifically for touch-based devices, Echo Prime takes players on a journey across the stars, through a wide array of exciting locations to battle fearsome enemies and huge bosses. Echo Prime is the second foray into mobile game development for Robot Entertainment, the developer best known for the Orcs Must Die! series and the 2012 AIAS Mobile Game of the Year, Hero Academy. Echo Prime will be available on the App Store on October 24th, 2013 and will soon be coming to Android devices.

    Watch the trailer: http://youtu.be/6Cm-jf0mIZ4

    As an elite Enforcer, players will battle hordes of dangerous alien creatures, space pirates, and killer mercenaries with blaster and blade as they travel from star to star, uncovering the secrets of the multiverse. Players will make contact with the Echoes, mysterious beings from alternate universes who will lend players their abilities and aid in their quest to save humanity from an alien menace. As players level up their Enforcers, they will acquire a myriad of powerful new weapons and armor. They’ll watch their abilities grow to unmatched levels and take on the most fearsome opponents in the galaxy in randomized campaign missions.

    Echo Prime features:

    • Made for Touch – The real-time action gameplay in Echo Prime has been specifically designed with touch devices in mind. Tap and swipe to fight and use special abilities.
    • Echoes of the Multiverse – Discover and unlock dozens of “Echoes,” alien life forms from alternate universes. As you build connections with them, Echoes will offer you powers and abilities to help you on your missions. Experiment and find the best combinations to customize your ability loadout.
    • Share Echoes – Use your friends’ Echoes in combat to help them level-up, and level up your Echoes when your friends use them!
    • Upgrade Your Arsenal – Unlock over 100 pieces of gear with a diverse mix of deadly effects, from fire to toxic.
    • Random Campaign GenerationEcho Prime features an action-driven story campaign with randomly generated missions. Every experience is different!

    For more information, check out http://www.EchoPrimeApp.com

    Keep an eye out for a Robot Entertainment announcement tomorrow!
    Dean
    5801

    Keep an eye out on Robot Entertainment’s official Twitch channel tomorrow from 11am EDT /  4PM GMT. The bots are gearing up for an announcement for their next title! You won’t want to miss. Keep a close eye on REF for news as it develops.

    Get chatty on REF’s new chat room!
    Dean
    5760

    A new feature has just launched on REF – a friendly chat room for fans to participate in! The chat room can be accessed via www.robotentertainmentfans.com/chat or on any page as a widget on the right hand side bar.

    Fans can use the chat room to engage and collaborate. Not to mention arrange Hero Academy match ups or OMD2 co-op play! Why not hop on in and leave a message!

    Hero Academy arrives on Android!
    Dean
    5731

    It may have been a long time coming but Robot Entertainment have today soft launched Hero Academy on Android devices! This is obviously fantastic news for those with Android devices who have eagerly been awaiting to play the game on the move with their mobile devices.

    Playing Hero Academy on Android is exactly the same as playing on your PC or Mac, you can login with your same account details and you can play your games any time anywhere! The game is available for download via the Google Play store on the link below:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.robotentertainment.heroacademy

    One thing to bear in mind though, is that as Android covers a vast array of different devices on dis-similar hardware, this means that unfortunately Hero Academy is not compatible on all Android devices. A list of compatible devices can be found on Robot’s website. However for readers reference the list of compatible devices is as below:

    Acer Iconia Tab
    Archos 101 Titanium
    Archos 80 Platinum
    ASUS Google Nexus 7
    ASUS Transformer
    ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity
    ASUS Transformer Prime
    HTC Droid DNA
    HTC EVO 4G LTE
    HTC One
    HTC One S
    HTC One V
    HTC One X
    LG Google Nexus 4
    LG Optimus F3
    LG Optimus G
    LG Optimus L5 II
    LG Optimus L7 II
    LG Optimus L9
    Motorola Droid 3
    Motorola Droid 4
    Motorola Droid RAZR
    Motorola Droid RAZR HD
    Motorola XOOM
    Motorola XOOM 2
    NOOK HD
    NOOK HD+
    Samsung Galaxy Note
    Samsung Galaxy Note II
    Samsung Galaxy S2
    Samsung Galaxy S3
    Samsung Galaxy S4
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1″
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7″
    Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus
    Samsung Google Nexus 10
    Hero Academy update for iOS 7 is out now!
    Dean
    5725

    Great news for Hero Academy players using Apple’s latest and greatest iOS 7 on their iPhones and iPads. Robot Entertainment has just released their latest update for Hero Academy that fixes issues that some players experienced having updated to iOS 7 since its recent release. Also featured in the update is support for widescreen 16:9.

    There are no new features affecting the game-play I’m afraid. But this much needed update keeps things smooth sailing on the latest and greatest devices. The update should be available to download now from iTunes, but it may take a little longer to reach some regions so if you don’t see it quite yet keep checking back!