Feral Announces ‘The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame’ Coming to Mac on March 14

Feral Interactive today revealed that The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame will be available for players to purchase on macOS starting this Thursday, March 14.

The game is an adaptation of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, which released in theaters last month. The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame has been available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows since late February, developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.


Similar to the original The Lego Movie Videogame, the sequel follows the plot of the second film and tasks players with navigating levels like a post-apocalyptic Bricksburg, following the alien invasion at the end of the first movie, as well as the all-new Systar System. The game features over 100 playable characters from both films, including Emmet, Lucy, Batman, Benny, General Mayhem, and Rex Dangervest.

Feral confirmed that The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame will be supported on the following Macs:
  • All 13-inch MacBook Pros released since 2016

  • All 15-inch MacBook Pros released since Mid 2012 with a 1GB graphics card or better

  • All MacBook Airs released since 2018

  • All Mac minis released since late 2018

  • All 21.5-inch iMacs released since Late 2013 with a 2.3GHz processor or better

  • All 27-inch iMacs released since Late 2013

  • Late 2012 models with an Nvidia 675 or Nvidia 680 graphics card are also supported

  • All 27-inch iMac Pros released since Late 2017

  • All Mac Pros released since Late 2013
The company also noted that a few older Macs will be able to run the game, but won't consistently meet the standards required for official support. These include:
  • All Mac minis since Late 2012

  • All 12" MacBooks released since Early 2015

  • All 13" MacBook Airs released since Mid 2012

  • All 13” MacBook Pros released since Mid 2012

  • All 21.5” iMacs released since Early 2013
Feral is a video game publisher that regularly ports well-known console and PC games to Mac, in the past year including titles like Life is Strange: Before the Storm and Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration. Feral has done the same for iOS games as well, like Tropico on iPad.

Those interested can pre-order The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame today from the Feral Store for $29.99, ahead of its release on Thursday.

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‘Rome: Total War’ iOS Update Brings New Playable Factions and Game Features

Feral has pushed out an update to ROME: Total War that brings some welcome enhancements to the acclaimed strategy game on iOS.

First up, v1.10 adds eight more playable factions to the war theater, significantly increasing the strategy options available in the game.


Using the new Unlock All Factions option in the settings screen, players are now free to choose from up to 19 factions, including the Greek Cities, Egypt, the Seleucid Empire, Carthage, Gaul, Germania, Britannia, and Parthia.

This update also introduces a new range marker feature, which indicates the firing distance of selected missile units, as the picture above shows.

In addition, units in a group can now be commanded to adopt ta uniform pace when traveling towards their target location.


With the App Store update applied, ROME: Total War also gains support for both landscape orientations on the iPhone X, XS, XS Max, and XR.

Lastly, third-generation 11-inch iPad Pro owners should see an improvement in graphics speed and an optimized game interface.

ROME: Total War is available from the App Store for $9.99 as a universal app for iPhone and iPad.

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Tropico Coming to iPad December 18, iPhone Version Confirmed for Release Next Year

Feral today announced a December 18 release date for the iPad version of Tropico, the popular strategic island city builder and humorous dictator sim, and also confirmed that an iPhone version is forthcoming sometime in 2019.


Based on the acclaimed series originally published by Kalypso Media, Tropico for iPad has been redesigned and developed for mobile by Feral, and will be a premium game with no in-app purchases.
Fully tailored to and optimized for tablet, Tropico features intuitive touch controls and an easy-to-navigate user interface that make it smooth and simple for players to lead this small but proud island nation into a glorious future, one tap at a time.

Tropico will support fifth generation and sixth generation iPads, and all generations of Apple's iPad Pro models. The game requires iOS 12 and just under 3GB to install. Tropico costs $11.99 and is available to pre-order now from the App Store [Direct Link].

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‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ Coming to macOS in 2019

Feral Interactive today announced that the third game in the rebooted Tomb Raider series, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, will be coming to macOS and Linux computers in 2019. As usual with Feral's early announcements, no specific date was given for the game's release on macOS.


The game originally launched on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC in September 2018, published by Square Enix and developed by Eidos-Montréal. Shadow of the Tomb Raider picks up the story from the 2015 entry in the series, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and follows Lara Croft as she hunts for the legendary hidden city of Paititi in the jungles of South America, battling the Trinity organization and attempting to prevent a Mayan apocalypse.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider will follow Rise of the Tomb Raider's appearance on macOS earlier this spring, in the form of the "20 Year Celebration" edition of the game that included all DLC content. Feral announced Rise of the Tomb Raider would be coming to Mac in February and then launched it in April, so we should hear more about a specific launch date for Shadow of the Tomb Raider after the new year.


Feral also ported the original rebooted game, simply titled Tomb Raider, to macOS and Linux computers.


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‘Company of Heroes 2: Master Collection’ Now on the Mac App Store for $39.99

Feral today announced that the Company of Heroes 2: Master Collection is now available on the Mac App Store.

Originally developed by Relic Entertainment and generally regarded as the definitive version of the critically acclaimed real-time strategy game, the Master Collection on Mac utilizes an implementation of Apple's Metal that brings a leap forward in performance and graphics, according to Feral.

Company of Heroes 2: Master Collection challenges players to direct their troops through fast-paced real-time battles in the brutal fight to turn the tide of World War II. From the desperate defense of Stalingrad to victory in Berlin, they must defeat a tenacious enemy through the deadly cold of the Russian winter and the fast-moving battlegrounds of the western front.
The Company of Heroes 2: Master Collection comes with the base game, its entire catalogue of DLC, and all three expansions, including The Western Front Armies, Ardennes Assault, and The British Forces.

The Western Front Armies changes the course of multiplayer warfare by bringing U.S. Forces and the German Oberkommando West to Online and Skirmish mode. Meanwhile Ardennes Assault puts players in command of U.S. Forces in a single-player campaign against the Germany army. The British Forces challenges players adds a new multiplayer army and a new set of maps ranging from northwest Europe to Nazi Germany.

The game officially supports the following Macs:
  • All 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros released since 2016
  • All 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros released since Mid 2012
  • All 15-inch MacBook Pros released since Mid 2012 with a 1GB graphics card or better
  • All 21.5-inch iMacs released since Late 2013 with a 1.8GHz i3 processor or better
  • All 27-inch iMacs released since Late 2013 (Late 2012 models with Nvidia 675MX or Nvidia 680MX graphics are also supported.)
  • All 27-inch iMac Pros released since Late 2017
  • All Mac Pros released since Late 2013
Company of Heroes 2: Master Collection is now available from the Mac App Store for $39.99/£38.99. Customers who already own the Mac App Store version of Company of Heroes 2 will receive all the DLC and expansion packs in a free update.

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‘Life is Strange 2’ Coming to macOS in 2019

Feral today announced that the adventure game Life is Strange 2 will be coming to macOS and Linux platforms in 2019. The first episode of Life is Strange 2 was just released on September 27 for Windows PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and four more episodes will be out in the next few months.

Feral's port on macOS and Linux is expected to be the full game with all episodes, similar to company's work on the port for Life is Strange: Before the Storm. Life is Strange 2 is the second main entry in the series (following the original 2015 game) and follows brothers Sean and Daniel Diaz as they go on the run to Mexico after a mysterious supernatural incident in their hometown of Seattle.


Similar to the other games in the franchise, the sequel will force players to make difficult decisions throughout the adventure, leading to different story branches and even changing the way that lead character Daniel behaves. Although it is a sequel to Life is Strange, Life is Strange 2 features new characters and a different setting than the 2015 game.
Feral Interactive today announced that Life is Strange 2, the next instalment in the much loved narrative adventure series, is coming to macOS and Linux in 2019. Originally developed by DONTNOD Entertainment and published by Square Enix on Windows and console, this is the much-anticipated sequel to 2015's BAFTA Award-winning Life is Strange.

After a tragic and mysterious incident in Seattle, brothers Sean and Daniel Diaz run away from home and head for Mexico. Life on the road is tough, and responsibility for his much younger brother soon brings Sean to the realisation that the decisions he makes on their journey south will impact their lives forever...
A specific release date in 2019 was not given by Feral. As a comparison, the publisher's port of Life is Strange: Before the Storm launched in September 2018, 13 months after it arrived on console and PC in August 2017. The first game is also available to play on iOS.

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‘Life is Strange: Before the Storm’ Launches on macOS September 13

In March, Feral Interactive announced that its latest video game port for macOS would be the adventure game Life is Strange: Before the Storm, and at the time said it would launch in the spring. After a delay, the prequel is set to release next week on Thursday, September 13 on macOS and Linux.


Life is Strange: Before the Storm was originally developed by Deck Nine and published by Square Enix on consoles and PCs in August 2017. The story takes place three years before the events of the original Life is Strange, tracking the friendship between rebellious sixteen-year-old Chloe and a popular schoolmate named Rachel.

Gameplay puts players in the shoes of Chloe as she must make choices that ultimately shape a branching story with multiple endings influenced by every decision. One of the main gameplay hooks of the game is "Backtalk," which the developers describe as a "risk and reward-based system" in which Chloe uses her wit to provoke NPCs or get her way.


The game requires macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 or higher, an Intel Core i5 2.0 GHz processor, 8GB RAM, and 28GB of hard drive space. Required graphics cards include 1GB Nvidia 650M or better, 2GB AMD Radeon R9 M290 or better, or 1.5GB Intel Iris 5100 or better. The full list of supported Macs can be found below:
  • All Mac Minis since Late 2014

  • All 13" MacBook Pros released since 2013

  • All 15" MacBook Pros released since mid 2012 with a 1GB graphics card or better (Mid 2015 models with an AMD 370X are not supported.)

  • All 21.5" iMacs released since late 2013

  • All 27" iMacs released since late 2013 (Late 2012 models with Nvidia 675 or Nvidia 680 graphics are also supported.)

  • All 27" iMac Pros released since late 2017

  • All Mac Pros released since late 2013
Life is Strange: Before the Storm includes three episodes that make up the base game, and will also come in a Deluxe Edition that includes all three episodes as well as all available additional content, including the bonus episode "Farewell." The Deluxe Edition will be priced at $24.82 and is available to pre-order beginning today on the Feral Store.


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Classic Strategy Game ‘Rome: Total War’ Coming to iPhone on August 23

Feral has announced that the iPhone version of ROME: Total War will be released on August 23. The acclaimed historical strategy game made its way to iPad in November 2016, and has since been redesigned for an even more mobile experience.

ROME: Total War on iPhone
ROME: Total War seamlessly blends conquest and politics on a massive scale as it challenges players to build and rule the ancient world’s greatest empire over three hundred years, from the late Roman Republic to the early Roman Empire. Players will deploy strategy and tactics in spectacular real-time battles, and use diplomacy, subterfuge and assassination to smooth the path to ultimate victory in huge turn-based campaigns.
The upcoming version includes a suite of features tailored specifically for iPhone, from a redesigned user interface to enhanced touch controls. Feral says the game will make full use of the latest version of Apple's Metal API for improved performance, enhanced graphics, and reduced battery usage.


ROME: Total War will require an iPhone 5S or later, iOS 11, and 4GB of free space to install. The full list of supported iPhones is below:
  • iPhone 8 plus

  • iPhone 7 plus

  • iPhone 6s plus

  • iPhone 6 plus

  • iPhone X

  • iPhone 8

  • iPhone 7

  • iPhone 6

  • iPhone 6s

  • iPhone SE

  • iPhone 5s

  • iPod Touch (6th generation)
ROME: Total War for iPhone will be available from the App Store for $9.99 as a universal app. That means anyone who previously purchased the game on iPad will be able to install it on their iPhone at no additional cost, and transfer across any existing save files.

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Feral Announces ‘Tropico’ Coming to iPad Later This Year ‘With No In-App Purchases’

Feral Interactive today announced the release of Tropico for iPad, scheduled for a debut sometime "later this year." Originally published by Kalypso Media from Tropico 3 onwards, Feral noted that this will mark the first time Tropico has been ported to iPad.


Tropico is a city building game set on an island in the Caribbean, where the player takes on the role of the island's dictator El Presidente as they build up the island's infrastructure and manage its economy. This includes city building, issuing "edicts" to the populace, creating monuments, and more.
“With its delightful mix of strategy and tongue-in-cheek humour, the Tropico series has long been a favourite of desktop and console gamers alike,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “Re-imagining its gameplay for mobile has been great fun; we’re excited by the results, and are delighted to be bringing it to iPad.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Feral Interactive to further expand the Tropico IP to iPad gamers across the globe,” said Marcus Behrens, Publishing Director for Mobile at Kalypso Media. “Tropico has captured the hearts and imagination of millions of gamers during its 17 year history and this transition to tablet takes the brand on a whole new and exciting journey.”
Feral mentioned that Tropico for iOS has been "redesigned and developed" for mobile devices, and when it launches on iPad it will be a premium, full-priced game with no in-app purchases. The tablet-optimized app will feature new touch controls with an easy-to-navigate user interface that Feral developed in the transition from PC/console to iPad.

In line with previous Feral announcements, no other details were given for Tropico, so we'll have to wait until closer to launch for a specific date and list of which iPads the game will run on. This year, Feral has ported a handful of games to Mac computers as well, including Rise of the Tomb Raider, Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia, and Life is Strange: Before the Storm.

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Feral Debuts Support for External GPUs With ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration’

Mac and Linux video game publisher Feral Interactive today announced that it will begin supporting external GPUs, beginning with the recently-launched Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration. Apple first launched support for external graphics processors in March with macOS High Sierra 10.13.4.


The addition allows users to connect an eGPU to their Mac through Thunderbolt 3, powering additional performance for better gaming graphics, VR content creation, professional apps, and more. Feral notes that players can use an eGPU with "any Mac supported by Rise of the Tomb Raider," but there could still be limitations due to the power of the Mac's CPU, despite the boost from the eGPU.

As of now, Rise of the Tomb Raider is the only Feral game confirmed with eGPU support, but the company says that it is working to introduce eGPU support to more of its games. Announcements for these titles will take place on Feral's social network and news feeds, which anyone interested can find on today's FAQ page.

Feral first revealed Rise of the Tomb Raider would be coming to Mac back in February, and then it launched in April. The game is a port of the console game from 2016, and is the second part of the rebooted franchise that began with Tomb Raider in 2013.


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