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Gameloft Releases ‘9mm’ to the App Store, Bad Cops and Gangsters Galore

Gameloft‘s much anticipated third-person action game 9mm has just been released into the App Store.

Boasting of six different crime-fighting locations, 9mm also contains pistols, shotguns, submachine guns, machine guns, and more.

It also includes online multiplayer for up to 12 people across 4 maps, presumably using Gameloft Live for all the online action.  9mm also includes soundtracks from Freeway & Jake One, Beanie Sigel, and Apathy, with Freeway & Jake One even making a special appearance within the game.

If that’s not enough to convince you, Gameloft has added universal support, so you don’t have to buy the same game twice for your iOS devices.

9mm is available now on the App Store for $6.99.

‘Emissary of War’: An Upcoming Action RPG Headed by Former BioWare Lead

We don’t get too many heavy-hitting action RPGs in the App Store, and Emissary of War looks to be something that may just fill that void a little bit.

Described as fast-paced and a fully-3D dungeon-crawling adventure, Emissary of War also includes full voiceovers, an original engine, and a unique story-driven gameplay.

You play the role of Ghent, a barbarian sent on a diplomatic mission that goes horribly wrong. With an alchemist companion, Hassock, offering much-needed backup, you will hack and slash your way through monsters and more, upgrading your weapons and tactics to deal with new threats to your mission. Your sense of duty and allegiances will be put to the test as you unravel the mystery behind your failed assignment.

Another tidbit includes GameCenter and achievements, along with supporting all iOS devices (hoorah!).

We’re looking forward to getting our hands on this game, but for now, be sure to check out the trailer and screenshots.

Video Footage of ‘Afterlife: Ground Zero’ Leaked, More Unreal Engine 3 Goodness Headed our Way

The media’s (which includes us, I guess) fascination with the Unreal Engine 3 has gotten us to document every single Unreal Engine 3 news we can find, but this is one game that has gotten me more and more intrigued the more and more I watch the video.

Codenamed Afterlife: Ground Zero, Trendy Entertainment (yes, the same peeps who created Dungeon Defender) are planning on creating a third-person shooter game with different playable classes, tons of RPG elements, killer enemies, a wealth of replayability, and co-op play.

But hold your horses before getting too excited: the game is far from being released, with the UI slapped together in 24 hours, and nothing in the video seems to be final.  Still, the graphics are enough to make your jaw drop a few inches, and we’re definitely looking forward to a closer look at the game once it’s playable.

New Video for Firemint’s ‘Spy Mouse’ Released, We Still Have no Clue what It Is

Firemint‘s newly announced casual game Spy Mouse, formerly known as Agent Squeak, has just received the teaser trailer treatment, although nothing else is really known about the game.

According to the description in the Youtube video:

Play as Agent Squeak, the dashing and debonair undercover mouse. Outsmart ferocious felines and crack fiendish challenges! Sneak, sprint and strategize in your quest to “reclaim” every precious piece of cheese.

The teaser trailer doesn’t show much other than silhouetted images of the mouse swimming within a cat’s innards, and it all ends with a “Coming Summer 2011” sign.  Other than that, we know absolutely nothing about the game and how it will work; hopefully there will be more information regarding the release soon.

But given Firemint’s past casual game Flight Control, I’m very much looking forward to seeing what this is all about.  For now, check out the teaser trailer and maybe even discover some hints we didn’t notice.

Halfbot’s ‘The Blocks Cometh’ Receives Huge Update, Robots and Humans Rejoice

The Blocks Cometh, a classic Flash game made iOS game, has received a significant update, one that should bring smiles to all who have been playing around with this game.

Added in this new update are as follows:

  • Landscape mode: play the game in landscape
  • Arcade and Casual modes: These two modes introduce a life system that helps extend Gameplay and bring a new dimension to the game. Casual mode offers players a less aggressive experience, while the hardcore fans will get challenged to new heights in Arcade mode.
  • 4 new characters to unlock
  • Now with more than 30 achievements
  • In-app purchases — Gamebot mode: Play The Blocks Cometh like it’s 1989! This mode offers players a complete throw back to the old school handheld consoles. Complete with all new retro art, soundtrack and the custom Gamebot skin.
  • Unlock all characters (in-app purchase)
  • Bug fixes and optimizations

The update should be live on the App Store now; if not, abusing that refresh button shouldn’t hurt.

And if you just happened to miss The Blocks Cometh, be sure to check out our review of the game.  It’s currently available for $0.99.