Well this has been a crazy day. Infinity Blade 2 madness all over the place, a surprise Call of Duty announcement, Where's My Water went free with Facebook hijinx, and a ton of other stuff I never expected when I rolled out of bed this morning. I figured things would be slow, since Chair essentially claimed today as their day at the last keynote. But NO!

So, this is less of a "coming tonight" and more of an "out now." I have a feeling things are only going to get crazier as we get close to the iTunes freeze in late December.

 

 

The Bard's Tale, $5.99 - Forum Thread - Embarrassingly enough, the first time I heard about this comedic RPG was when new hit that it was coming to iOS. I was then shamelessly ridiculed for not having played it when it was first released on other platforms. That seems appropriate.


 

BigBot Smash, 99¢ - Forum Thread - I'm not really sure what to say about this game, since the graphics seem pretty lo-fi but I love the premise of just playing as a giant upgradable robot blowing stuff up.


 

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, $6.99 - Forum Thread - Surprise! It's a pseudo-sequel to Call of Duty: Zombies! Online multiplayer is the name of the game here, and we've got a great thread if you're looking for someone to play with.


 

Catball Eats It All, Free - Forum Thread - This incredibly descriptive title basically says it all. I'm sure you'll hear more about this game on Jared's Kitty Korner.


 

Egg Punch, Free - Forum Thread - I'm liking the looks of this not-quite-mini-golf egg-rolling game. The premise is a bit of a stretch, but I'm such a sucker for cel shaded graphics.


 

Green Farm 2, Free - Forum Thread - What's better than a Gameloft clone of Farmville? How about a sequel?


 

Horror Vacui 2, $1.99 - Forum Thread - I'm totally unfamiliar with Horror Vacui, but it's by the creator of The Last Rocket, which I absolutely loved… So I'm excited to try this!


 

Infinity Blade 2, $6.99 - Forum Thread - Read our review, and download this game. Now.


 

Last War, Free - Forum Thread - I'm not sure what to think of this as it looks a lot like those old Mafia Wars games, but it's from… Gamevil?


 

McGyro, 99¢ - Forum Thread - A, err, gyroscope controlled shooting gallery game published by Chillingo.


 

Mr.Oops!!, 99¢ - Forum Thread - We're massive fans of Ponos, and I have a dedicated folder on my phone to all the "Mr." games. Tonight, I add another.


 

Sparky vs Glutters, 99¢ - Forum Thread - Clickgamer pulled out all the stops to compete with Infinity Blade 2 this week with this Zuma-style marble shooting game.


 

Zen Pinball, Free - Forum Thread - An awesome pinball game with one free table and others available via IAP.

  • http://twitter.com/colin_obrien Colin O'Brien

    Thou shalt wait for these prices to drop to 98 cents- no more, no less.   Ninety-eight cents shall be the number that thou payest, and the cost of the games shall be 98 cents.  And when that price, the 98th cent, is reached, lobbest thou thine iTunes credit, which, being low in thy account, shall be taken by Apple.  Amen.

    • Anonymous

      NIH!
      bigbot smash would be nice, if it supported dual stick, can't stand gyro controls in games. looks like i'm not getting anything this week, my stuffed ipad thanks me.... although battleground defense (a TD) is tempting me...

    • http://www.vitaltitles.com/ Nick

      Monty Python?

  • Anonymous

    Bard's Tale is only $5.99.

  • http://twitter.com/back2this Sean Yuan

    Insane way to start off December. Grabbed Infinity Blade 2, The Bard's Tale, Black Ops Zombies, and Don't Run With a Plasma Sword so far. $22.69 well spent.

    @back2this:twitter 

  • Jeff Strong

    No Zen Pinball on the list?

  • Anonymous

    I might wait to download IB2 if you have and ipad1 or an ipod touch on iOS5.  Users in the thread are reporting that it doesn't work on these devices...

  • Mark Blumenfeld

    Is black ops zombie's multiplayer not working for anybody else?

  • Anonymous

    Yay! I just bought two apps that don't even work! Infinity Blade crashes at the Title, and Black Ops: Zombies crashes when entering a level. Made sure I have no backround apps running, restarted it, tried updating it... Anybody else having these issues? I've got an iPod touch 4th gen 64GB. I guess I could play them on my iPad 2 in the meantime, but... I really don't want to.

    • http://twitter.com/taylortrask Taylor Trask

      Having the same problem - Infinity Blade 2 crashes everytime after the opening credits.  

      • Declan Bowers

        Same story...shows the guy sitting in the chair, then crashes. An update would be appreciated.

  • Robert Dearie

    Horror Vacui was actually released months ago. I just posted the topic today because I realized there wasn't one, and was interested in input on the game. Whoops..

  • Anonymous

    Damn!  Now THIS is a release list, unlike those times when 3/4 of the games consist of some kind of cutely-themed physics puzzle.

  • Anonymous

    Damn, The Bard's Tale or Infinity Blade II...tough decision. I'll have to ponder for awhile to decide which one to get over the other. Nice release day :)

  • Declan Bowers

    Ummm...can anyone else actually get to the itunes store page for zombies? When i click it it just tells me that my "request cannot be completed" and when i search for it, it doesnt appear. Suggestions anyone?

  • Manju Mathew

    Played Battleground Defense http://tinyurl.com/caots63Finally a good tower defense game with nice graphics.

  • http://twitter.com/andregnreis André Reis

    Awesome list, but personally i am saving my money for Sonic CD and Chronno Trigger. Hope both are released this month!

  • Noah

    Any chance we can get screenshots shown on the main post instead of videos? I can't view these videos at work plus I wouldn't have time to watch a 3-5 minute trailer even if I could.

  • David L.

    'Buy this. Now!' is getting really old - I will not, no matter how much I want to play it. I'll wait for the inevitable price drop/sale and then buy it. And read threads about how ticked people are that the price already dropped to 99 cents.