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It's Thanksgiving Eve here in the States, so we're posting our normal weekly release list a wee bit earlier than usual as I've got to hit the road to go see my family! In years past the arrival of a major US holiday has typically caused developers to shy away from releasing new games so as not to get lost in the shuffle of peoples' holiday plans. Well, that's not the case here! There's a TON of stuff as usual, so dig through the big list of games below and as always let us know which games you're interested in picking up to pass the time while being forced to hang out with your family!..

'Dragon's Watch', the Social RPG for Western Audiences, Releasing Worldwide December 6th

The Secret Police, the mobile studio backed by names such as Ian Livingstone (of Fighting Fantasy fame) is getting ready to release Dragon's Watch, a free-to-play, turn-based character collecting RPG that promises fun, one-handed play and even offline play. Players will take a squad of 6 Heroes into battle in the realm of Kagria to take down any evil that comes their way. The game features over 700 heroes to collect, fuse, and evolve in a way similar to many games of this genre. You can also send squads on quests even when not actively playing, which is a good way to progress and level up characters...




Are you ready for more Hearthstone [Free] Kobolds & Catacombs lore? I hope so, because Blizzard just gave us the second part of Tale of the Fox, the story about Marin the Fox's descent into the Kobold mines and caves. There's all kinds of strange magic now, the weird and powerful Kobold King (with his candle in a lantern, weird and strange golems, and even a creature that we saw during the card reveals on Monday: the Feral Gibberer, the closest we'll probably ever get to an evil gremlin in Hearthstone. The story is pretty fun and the art fantastic, so you should definitely check it out...

'Gerrymander: Rig the Election' Shows You How Easily You Can Do Just That

Those who like following political news probably know that there's a big Supreme Court case right now that's all about gerrymandering, an issue that many see as endangering the right of many Americans to cast votes that actually count. The upcoming Gerrymander: Rig the Election, from a small group of game developers from Australia, wants to use puzzle game mechanics to show players how easily elections can be rigged in one party's favor when extreme gerrymandering is allowed. The game randomly generates puzzles that you have to solve in such a way as to mess with the blue vs red percentages. And when you're ready to cheat the majority of its rights, you hit the "Call an Election" button and move to the next puzzle...

As promised earlier this week, Capcom has just released their latest mobile version of the classic puzzle battling game Puzzle Fighter [Free] to the App Store worldwide. Announced at the end of August, this rebooted entry in the series features completely redone 3D visuals and head-to-head online multiplayer in a package that's built specifically for mobile. While the actual art style of the new visuals is sure to be subjective, the 3D polygonal models should scale much better to the different resolutions of all the iOS and Android devices out there. Here's the latest Puzzle Fighter trailer...

You’ve fished, caught, built, and befriended your way through days and days of Animal Crossing Pocket Camp [Free]. Now you’re looking at how to finish strong. Here’s what you’ll be thinking about as you enter the final stages of Nintendo’s latest mobile offering. This is the third part of our series of Pocket Camp guide. If you missed out on the previous ones, start with the beginner's guide, and move on to the daily mid-game grind guide before wading into this end-game guide...

If you've watched Thor: Ragnarok (an excellent movie by the way), then you probably know that Hela, the Goddess of Death played by Cate Blanchett, was one of the movie's highlights partly because of her general badassery. Tomorrow, Hela is making her way to Marvel Contest of Champions [Free] and promises to be as devastating as she is in the movie. Hela's Special moves will be familiar to anyone who's watched the movie. Her first special move, Fury of the Dead, lets her stab her opponent in the heart (and not in a metaphoric, romantic way), her second, Soul Breaker, has her throwing twin blades and a huge axe with immense force, and her third special move, Hand of Glory, lets her summon a whirlwind of weapons just like in most of the movie's fight scenes...

New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'The Inner World 2', 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Classic', 'Legend of the Skyfish Zero', 'Pro Strategy Football 2018', 'Survivor Royale', and More

Happy Thanksgiving Eve, everyone! This is going to be a bit of a short week here at TouchArcade for us Americans, who typically spend this weekend totally unplugged and stuffing as much food into our faces as we can. (So, a normal American weekend, but a little longer.) Today's made-up holiday also fits in with this theme: Blackout Wednesday. Playing along with the whole Black Friday thing, the whole idea of Blackout Wednesday is the only thing you need to do tomorrow is be awake by some point in the afternoon to eat your Thanksgiving feast, so why not get plastered? Personally, I use Blackout Wednesday to get ahead at the gym to try to offset the amount I'll be eating tomorrow, but, I'm boring like that. Thankfully, what's not boring is the amount of new iOS games that have hit out forums...

Naruto x Boruto Ninja Voltage [Free] from Bandai Namco Entertainment has finally released for iOS and Android devices. Having initially been announced as a next generation mobile game a few months ago, you can now play as your favourite characters from the Naruto and Boruto worlds. The RPG will let you create your own ninja fortresses and infiltrate those of other players. Watch the gameplay trailer below:..

'Slam Mania' is an Upcoming Pro Wrestling Game Inspired by 'Mat Mania/Exciting Hour'

It's double the fun in terms of upcoming games from Easy 8 Software, as in addition to Flicky Marble which we posted about earlier today they're also working on a new wrestling game called Slam Mania that's looking really cool. While Flicky Marble has been in the works for a year or so, Slam Mania goes back at least twice as long as that and is inspired by Taito's classic arcade wrestling game Mat Mania aka Exciting Hour. The game has evolved a lot in the past two years, and this week Easy 8 shared a brand new gameplay trailer showing off the game in its current state. If you're pretty familiar with Mat Mania then you'll notice the similarities throughout...

'Engines Override' is an Upcoming Space Flyer with a Lot of Variety

FrozenPepper games is preparing to release their newest mobile offering, and it's a space flying game called Engines Override. The main hook of the game is its control scheme which has you adjusting the thrust of the left and right engines independently from one another using levers on either side of the screen. This is a common thing in "lander" games where you're controlling a ship vertically against the forces of gravity, but it's not often you see it in a top-down space flyer. It seems like FrozenPepper wanted to explore that mechanic by building all sorts of gameplay types around it, so in Engines Override you'll be doing things like racing but also more skill-based tasks like using a bulldozer ship to clear space junk into a black hole, delivering loads of cargo, and more...

'Flicky Marble' is a Fast and Challenging 3D Platformer Inspired by 'Marble Madness'

There are certain games that are just ingrained in my brain due to how much I played them when I was a kid, and Marble Madness on the NES is totally one of those games. I'm far from alone too as it's a beloved classic to many gamers, and I'm always interested in games that take inspiration from it. Such is the case with Easy 8 Software's upcoming Flicky Marble. Yes, it's a Verby Noun game, but don't let that distract you. Flicky Marble is actually a challenging 3D platformer with several nods to the almighty Marble Madness and a control scheme that feels just perfect on the touchscreen. Not only do you need to make it to the end of each level, but you'll face off against aggressive enemies and even boss fights along the way, with added collectibles scattered about to really test your platforming prowess. Check out the latest trailer for Flicky Marble...

'Treasure Raiders' Looks Like a Fun New Shooter, Coming Early 2018 but in Open Beta on Android Now

One of the happy side effects of all the major companies pumping out generic shooter after generic shooter over the years is that games started focusing on giving their characters actual personalities and unique traits to help set them apart from the pack. You could argue that Valve was way ahead of its time in doing this with Team Fortress 2 a decade ago, but nowadays most major online team-based games like Overwatch or League of Legends feature a colorful cast of playable characters to choose from, and Oasis Games is getting into the mix with their upcoming game Treasure Raiders. It's kind of a mix of MOBA and a typical run and gun action RPG, and it features five very distinct playable characters which are introduced in the following trailer...

Recently, we got the opportunity to interview Dariya Klimchuk, eSports Director for World of Tanks Blitz [Free], during the Blitz Twister Cup of World of Tanks Blitz. We are always interested in how mobile games become competitive eSports games, and World of Tanks Blitz is a great example of that. Wargaming has become a behemoth by now, with World of Tanks Blitz doing very well and World of Warships Blitz on its way to a global release. It's always hard to gauge people's interest in eSports, but we do know that Blitz's PC brethren, World of Tanks, has been doing well as an eSport, so we wanted to see how the team is developing a mobile game with an eye towards eSports. Enjoy the interview below...

One game I've been having a ton of fun with since its release in early October is the stunt driving game REKT! [$1.99] from the Little Chicken Game Company. It gives you a handful of different stunts you can perform with your car, and then sets you loose in a big arena to go seek out the highest-scoring tricks and lines in the limited time of your run. It's kind of like Tony Hawk's Pro Skater meets an over-the-top stunt driving game. It's great! We loved REKT! in our review. One of the biggest requests I've seen since it came out though was for more levels to play in. The initial release came with just one level, and although it's pretty huge and filled with tons of ramps and obstacles, variety is the spice of life. So the developers listened to those requests and have just released a new update which adds a new level called The Bowl for players to explore. ..

'Round Rick' is a New Brick Breaker from FredBear Games that's Looking for iOS and Android Beta Testers

Even though it's a genre that's well-covered on pretty much every platform, I still enjoy seeing new brick breaker games. Prolific mobile game developer FredBear Games is bringing a new one to iOS and Android soon called Round Rick, and it has a few interesting wrinkles that sets it apart from the pack. One is that there's a cohesive storyline to the game where you're in charge of restoring the worlds of the Cute Marbles people that were destroyed by the evil Captain Breaker. This plays out with some minor city-building as you make your way through the game's campaign, destroying the "bricks" in each level which causes various types of resources to rain down which you can then collect and put towards rebuilding the world. You can see how this plays out in the following gameplay trailer...

Telltale continues to spit out episode after episode of its many series, and today is the turn of episode 3 of Batman: The Enemy Within [Free] , probably the best series of the last few months (judging from what I've played of it so far). In this series, Batman has to deal primarily with the Riddler (and a few others) while also trying to navigate the complex power politics of Commissioner Gordon and Amanda Waller (I won't say much about who she is because that would spoil the series a bit). And while Batman is having a hard time navigating his current situation, Bruce is also having more than a few issues of his own, which is part of what has made this series fun to play. The series managed to make Bruce Wayne an interesting character to play, and that has really helped the series...

While there have been loads of Rules of Survival guides that have popped up as the game has soared to the top of the iTunes charts, I've really yet to see any of them that offer any kind of actual useful tips that you couldn't just figure out yourself by playing the game for five minutes, or worse, just reading the iTunes description. As of this writing, I've got 264 hours of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds under my belt, and it doesn't seem like Rules of Survival [Free] keeps track of cumulative play time, but let's just say I've been eating my fair share of chicken dinners as practically everything learned by playing PUBG is completely applicable in Rules of Survival, which I suppose just goes to show what a good job NetEase did at cloning the Steam smash hit...

Yesterday we wrote about Pokemon GO's [Free] Global Catch Challenge, which asked players to catch as many Pokemon as they can in one week and offered rewards according to how many were caught. Well, in barely a day, trainers across the world have captured over 500 million Pokemon, which unlocks the Bronze Rewards tier for everyone. The biggest reward is that now more Pokemon will appear globally, which will give players an easy way to complete their collection or just have more fun hunting down those poor critters. Given the current pace, I expect that players will reach the ultimate goal of capturing 3 billion Pokemon until November 26th; after all, I'm pretty sure Niantic picked a number that was sure to be surpassed...

After a month of successful Alpha testing, Magic: The Gathering Arena is ready to head into its closed Beta starting December 4th. If you were lucky enough to have played the Alpha on your PC (some of us here at TouchArcade were among the lucky ones), you'll definitely be invited back for the Closed Beta. In addition to the Alpha testers, the Beta will also bring in new testers, although those with priority access will be the first to be invited. In fact, if you aren't one of those with priority access, don't expect to get into the Beta in December. While the Alpha was focused on a few weekends, the Beta will be up and running pretty much the whole time, which should give players and developers a better sense of how the game plays...

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