News Roundup: ‘Animal Crossing’ Arrives on iOS This Week, More

Welcome to iFanzine’s Weekly News Roundup, where we take a quick look at 5 of the most interesting Apple and iOS gaming-related stories of the week. Today’s instalment includes: a solid release date for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, a stunning 6-minute preview of thatgamecompany’s Sky, new Ruya and Morphite updates, and more!

‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ Launches Nov 22nd

The wait is almost over for the global launch of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp! Nintendo has announced that the eagerly-anticipated mobile debut of the charming and popular community-building franchise is set to hit the App Store on Wednesday November 22nd. Early reviews of the soft launch version of Pocket Camp have been glowingly positive, so if you’re a Nintendo fan you should definitely make a note of that date.

[The Verge]

Watch the First 6 Minutes of ‘Sky’

IGN recently released a sneak peek video that shows off the first 6 minutes of gameplay from Sky, thatgamecompany’s iOS and Apple TV-exclusive follow-up to Journey. The video’s breathtaking visuals are accompanied by narration by Jenova Chen, thatgamecompany’s studio head, who explains the game’s story, controls, multiplayer component, and more. If you’re looking forward to Sky (and who isn’t?!), the footage is a must-watch.

[Touch Arcade]

‘Morphite’ Gets a HUGE Update

Morphite is releasing on Android this week, but that doesn’t mean the iOS version of the game is being forgotten about. In fact, Crescent Moon Games just pushed out a major update for it that adds a ton of new stuff, including iPhone X support, iCloud save support, the ability to visit randomised temples, more plant life to scan, new creature types, replayable story missions, and lots more.

[Pocket Gamer]

‘Ruya’ Updated With iPhone X Support

Are you looking for a game that’s truly gorgeous and special to install on your iPhone X? Well, look no further than Miracle Tea Studios’ Ruya. Thanks to its latest update, this dazzling puzzler now runs like a dream on Apple’s latest and greatest handset. (On a side note, we’ll be posting an in-depth interview with the folks from Miracle Tea Studios later in the week. So stay tuned for that!)


‘Reigns: Her Majesty’ Releases Dec 7th

Nerial and Devolver Digital’s terrific Tinder inspired kingdom management game Reigns took the iOS gaming world by storm back in 2016 — and now its sequel, Reigns: Her Majesty, is almost upon us and looking even better. Check out the newly released trailer above and look for Reigns: Her Majesty to launch on the App Store (and Steam and Google Play) this December 7th.

[Pocket Gamer]