Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition is now available on the App Store. The Pocket Edition is a mobile remake of the console version released last year. It follows the story of Noctis, the crown prince of Lucis, who must set things straight after Niflheim invades his kingdom on the eve of peace negotiations. You can download the first chapter for free, then pricing gets a bit weird. The next two chapters are $0.99 before they jump to $3.99. Or you can just buy all 10 chapters at once for $19.99.
Apple has teamed up with NBC to create a featured section for the 2018 Winter Olympics in its News app. iOS users will be able to get up-to-the-minute coverage on all the happenings in Pyeongchang as the action unfolds. The News app will not only feature original content created by Apple News editors, but it will include custom graphics, videos and a real-time medal tracker.
The final nails of the terrestrial television coffin are slowly being hammered in as the major networks and sporting leagues drag their feet to offer more affordable live streaming options. Today, during Disney's earnings release, chairman and CEO Bob Iger may have sped up the end of traditional television by announcing ESPN Plus. The struggling network will roll out an updated ESPN app to target "cord-nevers," according to CNBC.
Raw Fury's 2D "metroidvania" platformer, Dandara, is now available on almost every available platform, including the Nintendo Switch, Steam and the Apple App Store. It is another premium title priced at $14.99, but based on critic reviews it is worth every penny.
The iOS version features unique touch controls as you defy gravity in the rotating world called Salt. You play as the heroine named Dandara who bounces around the ceiling and walls like Spider-Man. Dandara's mission is to save Salt -- which is on the brink of collapse after its free spirited citizens have became oppressed.
Square Enix has released another Final Fantasy title to the App Store. The Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia release coincides with the launch of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT on PlayStation 4. The mobile launch includes special in-game offers through February for those who download the game and register. This includes 5,000 in-game gems, additional gems each day for the first 20 days, and more. You can download Dissidia now for free in the US.
Super Bowl LII is set for February 4th at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. The Philadelphia Eagles take on the New England Patriots at 6:00 PM EST. This year the game is being broadcast by NBC. You can download the NBC Sports app on your iPad, or point your web browser to nbcsports.com. You do now need to authenticate a pay TV account through the app or nbcsports.com. The stream will also be available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, Xbox and smart TVs.
President Donald Trump is set to give his first State of the Union address today (Tuesday, Jan. 30) at 9 p.m. ET.. The theme of the night is expected to be about "‘a safe, strong and proud America," according to NBC News. The address will be broadcast on all major networks, and live streamed on several broadcast apps. Here's a list of apps you can download to watch on iPad, iPhone or Apple TV:
The delayed Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is now available for pre-order on the Apple App Store. Square Enix originally announced that the console title would make its way to mobile devices back in November last year, but it never materialized. However, today the RPG popped up on the App Store for pre-order with an expected Feb 9, 2018 release date. There is also a planned release for Windows listed for early 2018.