If you're lucky enough to live in New Zealand, these games are already all available. Otherwise, as the world turns and it slowly becomes Thursday in your neck of the woods, all of these games should appear for download on the App Store. For those of us who get our games from the US App Store, this means 11:00 PM EST tonight, or earlier if you're east of us.

Reckless Racing, $2.99 [Forum Thread] - We've had our hands all over Reckless Racing when it was previously known as Deliverace. The project got picked up by EA Mobile, and has seen several substantial improvements including multiple gameplay modes and even online multiplayer. Reckless Racing HD [$4.99] is also coming to the iPad, if you prefer your racin' on the big screen.

Angry Birds Halloween, 99¢ [Forum Thread] - Rovio Mobile is apparently abandoning Chillingo with this self-published Halloween themed version of Angry Birds. 45 levels are included along with a new story of the golden egg of terror, and there's plenty of pumpkins to smash. Much like the original Angry Birds an iPad version is available in a separate download as Angry Birds Halloween HD [$1.99].

Samurai II: Vengeance, $2.99 [Forum Thread] - This universal ultra-gory hack and slash is also being released tonight, and with how great the original looked, I really can't wait to see this game in action on the iPad. They're even promising 60 FPS frame rates at Retina Display resolutions on newer devices.

Other games being released tonight include Gameloft's Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus HD [$9.99] and a sequel to Namco's Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima [$4.99 / Lite] cleverly titled More Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima [$4.99]. Keep an eye out for more coverage and reviews on these games later this evening.

  • http://twitter.com/pobregizmo Pobre Gizmo

    One of the most anticipated iOS games, brought to you by one of the worst commercials for an iOS game ever.

    • Jesus Jones

      No kidding dude. I'm pretty sure I made the same facial expression after that trailer as when I was shown two cups.

      • Guyguy

        Which game are you talking about?

  • Flacofromny

    Why that hell we iOS gotta pay for angry birds when android user get the same freaking full game for free? What that hell man.

    • ItsMeJenz

      They get i free with ads

      • Adams Immersive

        And some complain about the ads, wishing for an ad-free paid version which doesn’t exist!

    • http://twitter.com/pobregizmo Pobre Gizmo

      Probably because it's more commercially viable on Android as an ad-supported app. Considering problems with the market, they probably make more money this way than having almost no one buy it on Android. Besides, if anyone can say they've found more bang for their buck on the app store, they're lying. I can't believe they've updated so much, and just because I think Rovio deserves more of my money, I'm buying the halloween expansion.

  • http://hubpages.com/hub/angrybirdshalloween angrybirdshalloween

    no luck for android, angry birds halloween i think isn't available on them..

  • theblackwhisper

    Yeah, plus Android users have...well...Android, not App store. That makes me laugh. They had the choice of a shiny iPhone and they opted for a dull HTC. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1335603011 Greg Feingold

      Hey there... I'm the owner of a shiny iPhone and I really like the look and feel of HTC's phones. Also, those huge screens. I bought iOS for the software.

      • Watabou

        I don't fancy trying to put those big ugly phones in my small pocket thank you very much.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1335603011 Greg Feingold

        I wear shorts with big pockets so it's never been a problem. I totally understand where you are coming from though.

  • swarmster

    Ugh, I was hoping with the EA pickup that Reckless Racing would lose that obnoxious theme/atmosphere. And double-dipping on devices is even more annoying when you get up in the $5 range.

    And it had such promise.

    • Anonymous

      absolutely. i might consider the ipad version if they have something like local multiplayer, but since EA is most likely behind that decision, it's probably safe to assume that it's the same damn game.

  • TowerDefender

    Looks like my wallets gonna take a massive hit tonight.

  • Bflatt

    Well there goes Rovio Mobile's FREE updates as promised.
    I would even have been OK with an inapp content download but I hate when companies make seperate apps. Those of us without ipods/iphones with capabilities to run 4.0 are out of room for new icons

    • http://twitter.com/pobregizmo Pobre Gizmo

      1) Seriously? How many updates have they already given you for your measly dollar?! They just released an update in the last few days!!!!
      2) Noah has a point. New publisher means they have to publish a new app in the store.
      3) I think this hardly counts as an update. It's a special holiday edition. They're obviously not taking away from development of the main game (plus Android!! Do these guys never sleep?)
      4) It's called spotlight, use it.
      5) Delete some stuff off of your device. I promise it will be okay.

  • Noah

    They HAD to make a separate app if Chillingo is the publisher. Also, it's not available in the App Store until tomorrow, the 21st.

  • TowerDefender

    I just picked up a 15 dollar gift card :). I WANT EVERYTHING HERE!!! EVERYTHING!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/krisx85 Kris Butler

    too many good games! 🙂 grabbed reckless racing and angry birds halloween HD... prob gonna get that other one too... *sigh*

  • http://twitter.com/moblly Moblly

    Brilliant ★★★★
    Angry Birds Halloween - App of the day on @Moblly - http://bit.ly/dh5dQa


    IS SO COOL - this is one oh the best games on iPad - i love it 🙂