I think we can all agree that the biggest release this week was the TouchArcade app [Free], and if you're reading this story because the app made your phone buzz, isn't the future a wonderful place? Also, if you somehow haven't downloaded our app yet, get on that, it's amazing, and will only get better once it eventually goes universal.

Anyway, there are a bunch of games coming out tonight, and this week works like every other week on the App Store. Everything in this list should be available for download in the US App Store at 11:00 PM Eastern, or potentially much earlier if you're lucky enough to utilize an Asian or European flavor of the App Store.

Acme Planetary Defense, 99¢ / HD - Forum Thread - This looks like a game similar to Missile Defense, only with asteroids, upgradeable weapons out the wazoo, and a 360 degree perspective.

Battleship Free - Forum Thread - To celebrate the impending launch of the Battleship movie (I still can't believe such a thing exists) EA is releasing a free version of the game.

Casino by Zeziz, Free - Forum Thread - An effort from the United States Playing Card Company to take their physical playing empire to the virtual world with the requisite social spin.

ChickenBreak, 99¢ - Forum Thread - It looks like this is some sort of chicken-themed endless runner, and I'm really diggin' the video, even though it doesn't actually have any gameplay.

Exponential Invasion, $2.99 - Forum Thread - The subtitle of "The Game of Mathematic Warfare" says it all. I dig these clever math-centric puzzle games.

FastBall 3, $1.99 - Forum Thread - The FastBall series has millions of fans, and the third installment will surely be a hit. If you haven't played one yet, it's basically a platformer starring a red ball, with lots of obstacles.

Jake Escapes, $2.99 - Forum Thread - I hope this game is as fun as it looks, you climb buildings using a clever swipe control method. I'm intrigued.

LostWinds2: Winter of the Melodias, $3.99 - Forum Thread - Did you enjoy the original LostWinds [$3.99]? Well, here's the sequel, dive right in.

Monster Shooter: The Lost Levels, 99¢ - Forum Thread - Alright, so there are a million dual stick shooters on the App Store, we know. This one looks really cool though.

N.O.V.A. 3, $6.99 - Forum Thread - The third installment of the N.O.V.A. series. We'll have a full review up the second it hits the App Store tonight.

Penny Time, 99¢ - Forum Thread - This game is produced by an actual Australian skateboard company, and I like absolutely everything I see in the trailer. Everything.

Pinch Peeps, 99¢ - Forum Thread - An incredibly cute looking game of pinching bombs. The screenshots even promise it being easy to learn, but difficult to master!

Punch Hero, Free - Forum Thread - A free boxing game from Gamevil that looks a lot like Punch Out? Where do I sign up?

Red Bull X-Fighters 2012, 99¢ - Forum Thread - A freestyle motorcross game from Red Bull that, as you can see from the above screenshot, seems to filter tons of jumps and fireworks.

This Could Hurt, 99¢ - Forum Thread - A puzzle-centric platformer that is vaguely similar to Rinth Island, but more action-oriented, per people on our forums!

  • http://twitter.com/oooooomonkey Oooooomonkey

    Oooooo I'm reading this because my phone went buzz 🙂

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp


      • Flare_TM

        I love push alerts for the "coming tonight" section especially because I always refresh on a Wednesday night to see whats about to be released, thanks a lot!

      • hamstertoast


    • chespace

      Loving the TA app. Didn't know I needed it, but now I can't imagine going without it.

  • http://twitter.com/mguniverse Danny Perski

    When suddenly, my iPhone buzzes on my desk because theres a bunch of cool games I should try. Brilliant.

  • http://twitter.com/ohprinceoh Prince of DUKELMBLOG

    I love your app but it wouldn't let me comment on it! Am i the only one experiencingt his?Yes! Your app should be the app of the week this week

  • http://twitter.com/ohprinceoh Prince of DUKELMBLOG

    Also, I could t see the comments. Accessing it now via Safari lol. But I don't see any other reason why I should still be in safari. It's awesome as

  • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

    Is Nova really from gameloft?
    Its not like ordinary crap... Strange....

    I will check it out, as soon as it will be available..... for one bucks of course :))

  • http://twitter.com/touchgameplay TouchGamePlay

    I did add an Trailer of Red Bull X-Fighters 2012 to the Thread. I`m done for tonight. Finally I have some time for Penny Time 😀

    • Flare_TM

       Really appreciate your effort in putting trailers/videos up, thanks

  • http://twitter.com/TheHatch3 Simon Finn

    Not forgetting that Wolfenstein 3D is free today, which should be picked up by everybody.
    Did they get the control system figured out in the original Lost Winds? I think that was one of the things that held me back getting it. Might see what the sequel is like. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=643595331 Brett Flury

      Yep it got fixed a month later...

  • asiangamer

    Am definitely getting NOVA 3 tonight

  • Jo.

    It's been a pretty slow first half for 2012 iOS releases

    • mguniverse

      I love that we live in a world where 12+ new games per week is considered "a slow first half".

  • JCat_NY

    Hey it's 'Crazy Climber" I mean, Jake's Escape! 

  • Izaya

    I love the toucharcade app now =p

  • plpruitt

    Is there any news at all on the release of Cthulhu saves the world? Wasn't it supposed to be out mid March?

  • Armaan Khan

    I find it sad that, judging from the video, Punch Hero doesn't have Canada available as an option for your boxer's country of origin. Poor Canada.

  • TheBeastlyNinja

    The greatest gift of my birthday (May 8) was probably the release of the TA app. Thanks Eli for the wonderful present!

    • CrispyCreamed

      Seconded, great app T.A. And happy b-day Beastly

  • volodoscope

    What! Awesome looking games coming tonight! Have go try few!

  • Josh Orcutt

    Nothing interesting.

    • araczynski

      ditto, not even the TA app, since its not universal yet.

      • dv8godd

        Also anxiously awaiting a universal version of the TA app. Pixel doubling doesn't cut it.

  • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

    I like the Lostwinds 2 trailer.  I may pick that one up.  Anyone have any thoughts on it?  I haven't played the first one.

  • Retronaut42

    Now all Pinch Peeps needs to add to their description is how "addicting" it is.

  • nfong

    Big week!

  • Broli95

    Downloading nova 3 right now 🙂 CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!

  • swarmster

    Similar to last week, only one game of the bunch supports iCloud (Exponential Invasion). Leave it to the game with maths and smooth jazz to put the care in.

  • jlohly

    I gotta say, I am a huge fan of the podcast, but I didn't spend a whole lot of time perusing site before the app. Now I check it every time I step out for a cigarette. Lovely job, guys.