Super Monkey Ball 2, Sakura Edition Makes Its Way To Android

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Mama called the doctor and the doctor said….. Super Monkey Ball 2, Sakura Edition has made its way to the Android platform and man is it addicting!  Sega is bringing the Gamecube classic to Android and you can now get Aiai, MeeMee, Baby and GonGon to roll through 126 boards  in six different worlds.  It’s on.  Use your accelerometer to control your transparent ball to get passed a series of obstacles and goals.  In addition, there are four mini games to keep you busy should you beat all 126 levels.  Monkey Target, Monkey Golf, Monkey Base and Monkey Bowl should keep you busy for quite some time.  You can snatch the game for a mere 99¢ cents as a promotion and get started with some serious monkey business asap.  Feel free to let us know what you think of it in the comments below.  Check out some of the screen shots and the video to see the game in action.  Download links after the break.  
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Temple Run Available on Android March 27

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Mark your calendars, Android users – Temple Run by Imangi Studios is coming your way on March 27. And for free, no less. Android users can finally experience the endless gameplay and the thrill of grabbing gold coins while avoiding demonic monkeys. This game has been widely popular on iOS, with over 40 million downloads. It’s also been the Top Grossing App and Top Free App in January 2012.

There had been a few delays on the release date, but we now have just a few short weeks left to wait. Head over to the Android Market Google Play Store on March 27 to download your copy.

Imangi Studios Brings Temple Run to the Android Marketplace March 27

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 6, 2012 – Imangi Studios today announced that Temple Run, the Top Grossing App and Top Free App in the App Store in January 2012, will be released for Android devices on March 27. Free to download, Temple Run challenges players to test their reflexes as they race down ancient temple walls and along sheer cliffs. With endless gameplay, players collect coins as they jump, slide and run to escape the evil monkeys guarding the temple while avoiding obstacles.

“We are excited to finally share the Android release date with our fans who have been so enthusiastic and supportive of Temple Run,” said Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios. “By expanding to more mobile devices, we hope to provide the same addictive and fast-paced gameplay to an entirely new group of players.”

The iOS version of Temple Run for iPhone and iPad boasts over 40 million downloads in the App Store since its debut in August 2011.

About Imangi Studios
Imangi Studios was founded by husband and wife team Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova in 2008. With the addition of artist Kiril Tchangov in 2009, the three-person studio has developed mega-hit Temple Run, which has been downloaded by 6% of the entire United States population since its release in August 2011. Based in Washington, D.C., the self-funded, fully independent studio previously developed Harbor Master,geoSparkHippo High Dive and Max Adventure for iOS.

Angry Birds Space Launching Exclusively On The Galaxy Note?

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The most recent iteration of Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise looks as if it’s going to launch exclusively on the most recent iteration of Samsung’s Galaxy line of handsets. Today Samsung released a teaser clip on their Facebook and YouTube pages. The 30-second teaser makes it fairly clear that the game is intended to launch on the Galaxy Note. The game will surely be released for other handsets subsequent to this exclusive launch window. Such marketing tactics aren’t unfamiliar, since Rovio previously released Angry Birds in a similar manner. The way I see it, it’s a win-win situation. It’s great news for Galaxy Note owners and good news for everyone else. What’s a little wait for the rest of us, anyway? Hit the break for the Angry Birds Space teaser clip.

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Xperia Phones Used to Drive Automated Cars on Real Life Reckless Racing Track

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We talked plenty about Sony’s Xperia line of phones over the past couple months, the Xperia P and U, Xperia S, Xperia IonXperia Play2 and the Hayabusa(?). Now, it’s time to see what the Xperia name can really do… on the racetrack. The Reckless Racing 2 racetrack. In real life even!

The crazy people behind the Xperia Studio have taken a couple of MGF cars and completely automated them to be driven entirely by the physical buttons of the Xperia Play and the touchscreen of the Xperia S. I don’t suspect this is anything that you think about when shopping for a smart phone, let alone will attempt to do, but it’s pretty bad-ass nonetheless. What you are about to see is a couple of grown men playing with some seriously cool toys. Check out the video below and let us know what you think.

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If you want to see more on this Xperia Studio experiment and others, be sure to hit up the source link.

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Elastic World Bounces Into Android Market

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Monkey I-Brow Studios just released a unique physics-based puzzler titled Elastic World. The goal of this game is simple: hit the stars with the ball. But the way you actually accomplish that is by expanding and collapsing “jelly” shapes to make the ball bounce in different directions and heights. Sounds weird but is actually pretty quick to pick up. It ends up being an exercise in getting the timing just right as the ball bounces on your jelly shapes.

The game gets progressively more challenging as you compete against the clock. The quicker you can hit the stars, the better you are ranked.

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Borderlands 2 Confirmed As NOT Coming to Android

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I’ve got some bummer news for those of you who were hoping on seeing Boarderlands 2 make its way to Android in the future. Trust me, I don’t deliver this news in vain because all of us here at Talk Android were super stoked to see what it would look like running on a Tegra 3 Android tablet, but now unfortunately it looks like we will never get the chance. According to a statement released by Gearbox Software, the tablet in the demo video we witnessed was only used for the presentation purposes and they have no intention on releasing it on Android. Here’s what they had to say to Android and Me about the confusion:

The news out of PLXLAN is unfounded and Gearbox Software is not developing Borderlands 2 for Android. Per our press release on Wednesday, Borderlands 2 will be available on September 18 for PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. As you know, the new trailer went viral yesterday and has nearly 1 million views as of today – it’s likely what was being shown at PLXLAN on a tablet. Hope this clears up any confusion, please feel free to update your readers.

Well there goes that idea I guess. Maybe it’s nothing that some constant nagging wouldn’t fix. ;-)

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Rovio Releases Teaser Video for the Next Angry Birds Game

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If you’re anything like my girlfriend, you have beaten most, if not all levels within the series of Angry Birds games. Having spent a ton of time playing all 3 games, the only hope she has for a new and refreshing gaming experience is when a new level gets added to Angry birds Seasons, and boy let me tell you she gets stoked when that happens! Wait till she see this though. According to a teaser video released by Rovio (AB creator), a totally new game is in her future – Angry Birds Space.

While the video doesn’t really divulge much info or details other than it’s being released on March 22, but I think it’s safe to say the game will take place in space. The only thing I can assume from this is that maybe there will be some kind of wonky flight path due to the lack of gravity in space. I dunno. Based on the teaser video’s naming scheme: Angry Birds Space – Teaser #1, you can expect there will be more teaser videos to follow. I am sure we will start to see more details emerge as soon as the next video is released. We will keep our eyes out for anything new and will let you know as soon as we learn more. In the meantime, jump past the break for the short teaser clip. Keep in mid I did say short. » Read the rest

Baseball Superstars 2012 Brings HD Graphics, Updated Batting/Pitching Moves and Improved Gameplay

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If any of you are avid Android gamers I am sure you are familiar with the game developer Gamevil. In case you aren’t familiar, Gamevil is responsible for bringing us uber popular game titles such as Cartoon Wars, Air Penguin and both the Soccer and Baseball Superstars series’. Just yesterday, Gamevil released their latest title in the Baseball Superstars series and this time it’s in HD. With a series that has already received over 30 million downloads you can expect the newest release to be better than the rest.

I think stepping up to the plate and releasing the game in HD was a wise move on Gamevil’s part. With the quality of displays we are seeing on devices these days, its a bummer when you download a new app or game and it can’t even utilize your device to its fullest potential. Good call Gamevil!

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Double Fine Adventure Still Headed To Android, The Masses Patiently Await

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For those of you following everything Android and Android gaming for that matter, should be familiar with Double Fine’s latest adventure endeavor, “Double Fine Adventure”.  The new point-and-click project has been funded by not the publisher, but by the soon to be user fan base who are patiently awaiting its arrival on Android and iOS.  Thanks to the help of KickStarter, the devs were able to secure close to a whopping $2 million, overshooting their budget of $400,000.  So, in an effort to justify the massive budget, the team is expanding the project to multiple platforms.  You may be wondering why Double Fine sounds so familiar, it’s because they are the guys responsible for popular hits like Psychonauts, Monkey Island and Grim Fandango. Some of the members of the dev team include Tim Schaefer (video), David Dixon and Jonathan Menzies.  So stay tuned to Talk Android for the announcement of the game’s arrival as they spout which select Android devices will be supported, initially.  In addition, voice acting will be implemented and those who helped fund the project will receive free access to a closed beta.  Furthermore, the developers want to make the process of completing the project as fun as possible by including you, the fan, via a constantly updated vblog.  So, here’s to an awesome final project.  Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.

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