E3 roundup: Day 2 in mobile app news

PopCap launching Bejeweled Legend in Japan — EA PopCap is launching its first self-published game in Japan with Bejeweled Legend. Available on the GREE network, the game was built by PopCap’s new Tokyo studio. Bejeweled Legend updates the puzzle game’s standard gameplay with a pirate-themed story and RPG progression designed to appeal to Japanese players. The game is now available on both Japan’s iOS App Store and Google Play.

Square Enix shows off new iOS titles — Square Enix revealed some of its upcoming slate of mobile games at E3. The company showed off a first look at Drakerider — a 3D RPG for iOS scheduled for release in 2012 — and Demon’s Score, a rail shooter for iOS and Android that was developed with the Epic’s Unreal Engine 3. Siliconera has Japanese trailers for both Drakerider and Demon’s Score.

Gameloft reveals E3 lineup —  Mobile developer Gameloft has revealed what it will have on display at E3 this week, and the list includes a mix of both established and original IP for both iOS and Android. Aside from tie-ins to “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Ice Age” and “Men In Black 3” movies, Gameloft will also be showing off new titles like its racing game Asphalt 7: Heat, From Paris to Rio, strategy title Kingdoms & Lords, and its new sci-fi-themed civilization sim Cosmic Colony.

Samsung increasing Smart TV appeal by getting into cloud gaming — Samsung today announced a partnership with could game provider Gakai to create a new service called Samsung Cloud Gaming. The service will allow owners of Samsung’s LED 7000 series of Smart TVs to stream casual and AAA games without requiring an external console. Samsung has been bullish about acquiring content for its Smart TVs and has been courting casual game developers like Rovio to bring popular mobile apps to its Smart TV line.

Activision bringing Skylanders to mobile — Activision is taking its popular line of toys/video games Skylanders to mobile devices with the franchise’s latest installment Skylanders Giants, reports Pocket Gamer.

Disney follows Where’s My Water? with Where’s My Perry? — After the breakout popularity of Where’s My Water?, Disney is looking to continue the phenomenon with Where’s My Perry. The new version of the game keeps the title’s gameplay mechanics but replaces Swampy and its sewer setting with characters from the cartoon Phineas and Ferb. The game is scheduled for release in late June.