It's another week and another Wednesday, which means we can check out all of the new releases that will be hitting tonight as the Earth slowly rotates and changes the day to Thursday. There's nothing terribly high profile coming out tonight, but that just means there's extra potential for some sleeper hits. Also, don't forget that a couple of games jumped the release gun this week and are already available, like Blowfish and Crescent Moon's Razor: Salvation [Free] and Get Set Games' highly anticipated auto-running platformer Mega Run [Free].

As always these games will be available in the US App Store at 11pm EST, but may already be available in your own country's App Store depending on your time zone.


Affliction: Zombie Rising, 99¢ - Forum Thread - Yes, another zombie shooter, but this one has a very intense and creepy atmosphere. It utilizes the gyroscope for an almost augmented reality type of experience, but virtual controls are there too for those without a gyroscope.


Axon Runners, $3.99 - Forum Thread - A 3rd-person auto-running game with beautiful 3D visuals. 15 different levels to charge through with a variety of different hover boards to use, each with unique attributes. And, apparently this game is sponsored by Coca-Cola? I'm more of a Pepsi man myself, but I'll bite.


Duckers, Free - Forum Thread - The newest title from Retro Dreamer, play as a host of adorable animals as you use swipe gestures to dig deep down into the ground. And not just the ground, but also, cake! Duckers looks so cute I'm on the verge of vomiting rainbow confetti (that's a good thing).


Expand It!, 99¢ - Forum Thread - I'll be honest, I'm pretty tired of blocks with cartoon faces, but FDG has a great track record of offering excellent puzzle experiences. And it helps that the gameplay premise is pretty interesting. Here you'll need to strategically increase the size of the derpy-faced shapes to reach a certain height goal.


Fantasy War, Free - Forum Thread - Another fantasy themed RPG, how original! This one seems to have a larger focus on the turn-based battling system, and seems like it might be a competent package if you aren't sick to death of this genre. It will likely be defined on how fair (or unfair) the freemium pay model is implemented.


Fortune Street Smart, Free - Forum Thread - Apparently, Fortune Street is a popular board game in Japan that was created by Yuji Horii of Dragon Quest fame, and Square Enix has finally brought a smartphone version over to the US. It's a free download that comes with one map, but IAP for a full game unlock as well as a ton of DLC maps reside within. That might not be that big of a deal if you end up digging the free version, though. I'm very curious to check this one out.


Heroes Call, Free - Forum Thread - If you've got that Diablo III itch while on the go, this seems like the most competent option available on iOS at the moment. Also noteworthy is that it utilizes the freemium model but seems to do so in a pretty fair way, allowing you to earn in-game currency through play or by going back to grind older levels. Definitely looks worth at least checking out since it's a free download.


Inferno+, $2.99 - Forum Thread - Radian Games have been on fire with their iOS releases, and their latest looks to continue that trend. Inferno+ is an enhanced port of the Xbox Live game of the same name, and looks like a more structured approach to a dual-stick shooter than your standard endless arcade variety. Plus, I'm a sucker for the glowy-neon-retro looking visuals in their games.


Little Things Forever, $2.99 - Forum Thread - The sequel to 2010's surprisingly enjoyable searching game. Tiny pictures of objects in a collage create a picture of a bigger object, and your job is to comb over the collage for the correct tiny picture, which itself is also a collage. It's like mosaic Inception, or something. Simple but fun, and it has lots of character.


Ring Fling, $1.99 - Forum Thread - I'm a sucker for same-device multiplayer games, and Ring Fling looks like a good one. Up to 4 players picks a corner and literally fling rings towards their opponents' zones. There's also a 2 player mode as well as a computer AI to play against if you're rolling solo. Gives me a total Hungry Hungry Hippos vibe, and as someone pointed out in the forum thread it's also very reminiscent of the '80s board game Crossfire.


Rock(s) Rider, $2.99, Lite - Forum Thread - Another Trials-style side-scrolling motorcycle stunt game. Actually, this one looks an awful lot like a straight up Trials clone, but it does seem to want to offer a few twists. There's 3-wheeled bikes, side-by-side boss battles, and grinding on objects on your bike's pegs. It looks really pretty, but there are so many of these kinds of games already I'm hoping this one will be fun enough to hold my attention.


Soctics League, 99¢ - Forum Thread - An interesting take on soccer but with a turn-based online multiplayer focus. It looks like a re-imagined take on the developer's previous title from 2009 Soccer Tactics. You'll set the moves for all of your "players" first and then set them loose to see how it all shakes out. There's a free version too which nixes the online portion but lets you check out what the game is like first.

  • DeathWeed

    I'm pretty sure you meant to say, "Pepsi" and not "Pesi", on the Axon Runners portion of this post.

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      Apparently you've never experienced the refreshing sensation of a nice, tall, cold glass of Pesi ;)

      (thx for the correction)

      • DeathWeed

        I love helping out when I can. Though I think Pepsi should drop the extra 'p' and just see what happens. 'Pesi' is a lot more fun to say than 'Pepsi'. I'm sure their stocks would go through the roof! :P

  • RunnyGnome

    That zombie game looks not-sucky, along with Heroes Call. I think I'll download the latter, and probably wait for 2013 infected wars for all my zombie-shooting needs.

  • ImJPaul

    Another disappointing week. Sigh. Hate weeks like this.

  • Alan Carr

    As a huge fan of Velocispider and a long-time fan of Sneezies, I'm really looking forward to Duckers. I'll be getting the coin doubler and then forgetting about the existence of IAP, so it'll be like a 99 cent game, and that feels like it'll be a steal. When I'm at home on the computer I'll have Diablo III to fill that "Find All The Things!" urge, and now when I'm on the go I'll be digging like a Mother Ducker to scratch that particular itch.

  • Retronaut42

    A "coming tonight" post that's not by Eli?? Nice job to Jared, though!

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      I've been going absolutely insane with E3 and WWDC prep you have no idea how much I appreciate Jared taking the torch on this one this week. ;)

    • http://www.the-app-shack.com Matt F

      Jared please keep doing this, you are way better than "1-line descriptions Eli"

  • mondoz

    It would be nice if we could add some of these to the TA app watch list.

  • swarmster

    GIRU Watch
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    Inferno+
    Ring Fling

    Support your devs!

  • Fabiano Morais

    Funny thing is that I used to really like zombies back in the day, when the only way to ever see one was watching a George Romero movie ou some low-budget Italian shock-horror film, but now only hearing the term zombie makes me want to puke. Talk about genre massification...

    Anyway, on-topic, Heroes Call looks half-decent, maybe I'll try it later.

  • andsoitgoes

    I have to concur that there needs to be a way to add these games to the watch list. As for this week, I'm a little underwhelmed. Inferno + seems intriguing, as does Duckers and.... Hmm, maybe Expand It! Oh crap. Fortune street? Possibly Mario Party on the go? If it does away with the complexity of the console version, maybe I'll snap this up. Maybe not SUCH a bad week after all.

  • http://www.the-app-shack.com Matt F

    Inferno + and maybe the new Mobigame game "Zombie Carnaval" that's also coming tonight (world-wide simultaneous release)

  • Fabiano Morais

    BTW, I just saw that Escape from Age of Monsters has gone free. Might as well pick it up also.

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

      I love the greedy developers who made separated versions for iPad but make the game free after a month. 
      Making a game 0,79 and universal without a discount for half year or more is too mainstream.

  • http://twitter.com/FunkyVisions Doug Davies

    With a name like Duckers it has to be good!

  • https://me.yahoo.com/rekzkarz#a0df5 REkzkaRZ

    Fantasy War -- please Apple, let me block apps in AppStore!!! 
    The review was quite generous -- "It will likely be defined on how fair (or unfair) the freemium pay model is implemented." 
    Actually, I can more easily define it -- another sucky game trying to get people to pay for virtual objects which don't actually make a bad game any more fun.  A black hole of a time-suck.

    Heroes Call - I think the app name is missing an apostraphe, and I won't be buying this game, but I was entertained by the video about the volume of blood that flies out when your avatar is attacked.  That's a lot of blood!  And conveniently, the blood doesn't leave a mark on the clean floor...