You Might Not Like The Company Making Mobile Games With Nintendo

This morning Nintendo announced a partnership with Japanese company DeNA to produce games using Nintendo properties on mobile platforms. As the owner of mobile platform Mobage, DeNA is one of the most powerful names in mobile gaming, but the sort of games it’s known for won’t make traditional console gamers happy. » 3/17/15 1:35pm 3/17/15 1:35pm

One Bad Transformers Movie, Three Bad Transformers Video Games

There's just something about a summer blockbuster the gets the blood pumping and the brain craving more, even if it's just more crap. Well, if it's more Transformers: Age of Extinction crap you're looking for, Activision and Mobage have you covered. » 7/08/14 5:00pm 7/08/14 5:00pm

Crytek Opens Pre-Registration For The Collectables

Crytek, developer of Ryse and shooters traditionally incorporating the word "Cry" in the title have launched pre-registration for The Collectables, its first free-to-play mobile action game incorporating CryEngine tech. Anyone want a special pre-reg goodie code? » 1/30/14 5:08pm 1/30/14 5:08pm

Transformers Legends's Next Update Is Beast Wars. Hell Yeah.

Free-to-play mobile card collecting game Transformers Legends has been slowly slogging through early Transformers history for what seems like ages. Now they're getting to the good stuff in the next update — Beast Wars. » 12/04/13 7:30pm 12/04/13 7:30pm

There'd Be No Fictional Independence Without G.I. Joe

He fights for freedom wherever there's trouble, G.I. Joe is here, on iOS and soon Android devices. Without the support of this top secret fighting force, multiple fictional universes would have been crushed under Cobra's fashionable heels, so I celebrate our U.S. Independence Day by playing a game released by a… » 7/04/13 2:00pm 7/04/13 2:00pm

Who's Your Favorite G.I. Joe Character? Say Shipwreck.

Not that any other choices aren't valid, but typing in Kotaku into the referral code box on the pre-registration website for G.I. Joe Battleground won't get you anyone else. » 6/25/13 2:15pm 6/25/13 2:15pm

Today marks the launch of the "All Hail Galvatron" event in Transformers Legends, slipping the free-to-play iOS and Android card game a little 80s animated movie continuity. The highlight of the event is the debut of Rodimus Prime, the little jerkwad who got Optimus Prime killed. I hope he gets eaten by Sharkticons. » 6/21/13 1:45pm 6/21/13 1:45pm

Final Fantasy Tactics S Looks Nifty, But Looks Can Be Deceiving

The design. The music. The turn-based RPG action. This trailer tells us that Tactics S has got everything its big (ie. non-mobile) brothers do, and social features. Then again, we know how All the Bravest turned out. Best be careful. Tactics S is out now for iOS/Android in Japan, with no word of a western release. » 5/28/13 6:20am 5/28/13 6:20am

Transformers Legends Is Now On iOS. Here's How to Play It.

The Android release of Transformers Legends went a long way towards helping me accept the mobile collectible card game genre, easing me into the experience with familiar characters and themes. Now the free game is out on the iPad and iPhone, giving the Apple side of mobile gaming a chance to collect and battle iconic… » 4/25/13 8:30am 4/25/13 8:30am

Sweet Pixel Graphics Can't Save This Game from Collectible Card Banality

It takes something special to get me invested in one of the wave of mobile collectible card games seeking to ride on the overwhelming success of Rage of Bahamut—it took Transformers to get me to appreciate the appeal of the genre. With its eye-catching pixelated style, DeNA's D.O.T. Defenders of Texel threatened to be… » 1/15/13 11:30am 1/15/13 11:30am

The Insecticons Descend Upon Transformers Legends

The first mobile card collecting game that's been able to keep my attention for more than a few days just got its first big raid event. The Insecticons are running rampant in Transformers Legends on Android, and it's up to me to stop them. You can help, I guess. » 12/21/12 3:55pm 12/21/12 3:55pm

Transformers Legends is Out, Suddenly Mobile Collector Card Games Make…

My lengthy struggle with mobile collectible card games might have been avoided completely had DeNA released Transformers Legends sooner. » 12/17/12 9:55am 12/17/12 9:55am

Chin Stabbing? Okay, This Is Messed Up and Wonderful.

Gakuen Handsome, an adventure game aimed at Japanese females, is headed to smartphones. Oh goody, because the game is friggin' bonkers. » 9/27/12 6:30am 9/27/12 6:30am

Transformers Mobile Transforms into Transformers Legends in Time for…

Announced earlier this month as Transformers Mobile, Transformers Legends is a card battler for mobile devices featuring first-generation Autobots and Decepticons. Sold. Wait, it's free? Fine, I'll buy two. » 8/30/12 9:30pm 8/30/12 9:30pm

No More Heroes Developer Making Way More Social Games

Grasshopper Manufacture and social network company DeNA established a new joint venture called "Grasshopper Social Network Service" that will make social games, exclusively for DeNA's Mobage smartphone platform. » 11/01/11 6:40am 11/01/11 6:40am

Namco Bandai Ready To Go After Mobile Games

Namco Bandai established a start-up with Japanese mobile gaming giant DeNA to make social games. Dubbed BDNA, the company's funded by Namco Bandai (75 percent) and DeNA (25 percent). DeNA makes the popular "Mobage" titles in Japan. [IT Media] » 8/22/11 6:20am 8/22/11 6:20am

Professor Layton Will Be a Social Game for Mobile Phones

Today, Professor Layton studio Level-5 is teaming with Japanese phone game company DeNA to make a new social game called Professor Layton Royal. [Kotaku Japan] » 6/21/11 6:00am 6/21/11 6:00am