“Genshin Impact”, “LEGO Brawls”, “Final Fantasy VIII Remastered”, “Homescapes”, and more – TouchArcade
Hello everyone and welcome to the week! It is once again time to revisit the notable updates of the past seven days. What can I say ? It’s another Monday, and I’ve put together what I can to give you something cool to read as you start your week as you see fit. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to educate you on the things you might have missed. Let’s go for that!
FINAL FANTASY VIII remastered, $ 20.99 Wow, I didn’t think that day would ever come. But here we are: Final Fantasy VIII remastered actually has controller support! This update also adds cloud save functionality, UI layout customization option, and UI help screen. Borderline breaks that require interactivity can now be navigated by tapping the screen, and other small fixes and improvements have been implemented. Ok Square Enix, now correct Final Fantasy IX. Please? Attractive please? I will give you this coveted UMMSotW reward like a little bit of, you know, grease for the wheels. Make it happen.
Marvel Contest of Champions, Free Mutants takes center stage in this latest update to Marvel Contest of Champions, but with a healthy Shang-Chi side. On the main stage, Kitty Pryde mistakes the fall for heightened tensions between the mutants of the Akkaba clan and the people of Krakoa. The Summoner, along with Pryde and Wolverine, will need to unravel the sinister plot before it’s too late. As a cross-promotion with the all-new MCU movie, Shang-Chi and a bunch of other close quarters are ready to take on you in a new Close Quarters challenge. See if you have what it takes to take down Marvel’s martial arts master!
Interior landscapes, Free Here’s our free, mandatory matching puzzle game for the week, and yes, there’s still time to dive into the Austinverse. It’s a pretty usual update, but I still appreciate the notes on it. A new piece of history sees you helping Olivia host an Indian-style cooking show, with plenty of delicious food to try. Do not lick your device. Do not do it. There is a cave house, which is a bit strange. You set up a guesthouse in a cave, I guess if bears fall or something. There is also stuff about pirates, playing in a room, and helping someone write a book. Very hectic lives these people lead. The most exciting thing that happens to me every week is sneaking up some fried chicken on the way home from work on Fridays.
Genshin Impact, Free Genshin a-go-go, baby! Genshin Impact is already a year old, and that means it’s time for some celebrations. So what do we have here? Well, some new characters. Three of them, at first glance. Two new areas, which is lovely. There are a few new events to play, as well as some new story quests. Some new weapons, including a giant tuna. Yes, a giant tuna. Every game needs it. Now you can go fishing and there are a handful of nasty new monsters to fight. Hey, this is a good update all around. Hope Genshin ImpactThe second year of is just as great as the first.
The Civilization of Sid Meier® VI, Free Some new features in this latest version of Civilization VI, even if it is not without his warts. The big news is that cross-platform cloud backups have been implemented, in theory allowing you to move your backup file to a variety of other versions. There is also the New Frontier Pass available which you can purchase for $ 29.99. It contains a bunch of new content, with new civilizations, rulers, game modes and more. Basically all the things you probably love Civilization VI gets a big turbo charge if you take this pack.
LEGO® brawls, My God, LEGO Chris Pratt really looks like Chris Pratt. And if you see Chris Pratt’s minifigure, you know it means one of two things: Star-Lord or Bob Dinoguy from Jurassic World. Well, it’s the latter. No Star-Lord for you. The Jurassic World the theme goes back to LEGO brawls, allowing you to enjoy the exotic Isla Nublar at night. Sounds pretty safe to me! There are some cool, rare dino bonuses and emotes Jurassic World minifigs that change weekly, and more. D-dino-mite?! I apologize for nothing.
Subway surfers, Free I guess the Subway surfers have stopped stalking TouchArcade staff because this time around they are in Las Vegas. None of our people there! Looks like you messed up, you little thugs! But who is there? Cléo, the kindness surfer. There’s also a new Queen of Hearts board to try and get your hands on. Collect Word Hunt Letters to earn cool rewards and cash in your Event Coins in the Shop for even more goodies. Kindness is its own reward, but a few extra bonuses certainly can’t hurt, right?
Sneaky Sasquatch, This devious and devious sasquatch. He is so sly that I would like to call it the Sneaky Sasquatch, with capital letters. That’s exactly what I’m going to do, actually. So what is new in this game about a Sneaky Sasquatch? Picking mushrooms. No big. You can also manage a private campground on an island, work as a ferry captain, and paint items you’ve built. There’s also a new river zone connecting the ocean to the lakes, and a whole bunch of bug fixes. Nothing sly about it!
Fire Emblem Heroes, Free We are at the point where regular updates for Fire Emblem Heroes are not always very important or consequent. And yes, that’s more or less where this one is. There is a new weapon skill for Kana: Dragon Spawn from Fire Emblem Fates, and some new skills for legendary heroes Ephraim and Hector if you prefer your Game Boy Advance heroes. That’s all there is. Nothing else here. Shoo, go ahead now. Go fight battles and smooch some units.
Star Traders: Borders, $ 6.99 Ah, those reliable old Trese brothers. You can always count on them for updates pretty much every week. And it is with them that we will end this article. So what do we have in this new version? Barracks, and a lot of them. Squad barracks. Battle barracks. You will have to launch the game to see all the wonderful new barracks. There are also a few UI improvements, a handful of important bugfixes, and a few balance tweaks. Very good. That ends things well for us.
This puts an end to important updates from last week. I’m sure I missed a few, so feel free to comment below and let everyone know if you think anything should be mentioned. As usual, major updates will likely have their own news throughout this week, and I’ll be back next Monday to summarize and fill in the blanks. Have a good week!