The best (or worst) part about a three day weekend is how quickly the rest of the week sneaks up on you. It's Wednesday again, which means a whole heck of a lot of new iOS games. Tonight's haul includes a few highly anticipated games, as the release of Wild Blood frees up a space on our top ten upcoming games list. Assuming there wasn't any massive shift in numbers since we ran them yesterday, this slides the list up and puts Galactic Keep at #10.

Anyway, here's tonight's games!

Avengers Initiative, $6.99 - Forum Thread - Have you ever found yourself playing Infinity Blade [$5.99] and thought, "Man, it'd be really great if I was playing as The Hulk instead?" Marvel has fixed that problem for you.

Babel Rising: Cataclysm, Free - Forum Thread - If you enjoyed Babel Rising [$2.99] and/or Babel Rising 3D [$0.99], chances are the third installment in the game series will be right up your alley. If nothing else, it's free to try.

Drakerider, Free - Forum Thread - This surprise release by Square Enix is free with episodic-style unlocks similar to the recently released Final Fantasy Dimensions [Free]. As the name implies, you fly drakes around with a "battle system like no other." It seems worth a download, just to see what's up. The whole game will run you over $20 depending on which unlocks you spring for.

Huebrix, 99¢ - Forum Thread - From the iTunes text, I haven't the slightest clue how to play this game, but it apparently involves drawing lines of blocks and it even has a level editor!

Infinite Warrior, $2.99 - Forum Thread - We did a preview-y TA Plays of this a little while ago, and liked how it's a unique spin on the "endless" game formula. In this one, you're stabbing. Check out the video.

Little Masters, Free - Forum Thread - A new Pokemon-like enters the fray. This one is free, so hopefully whatever monetization model they're using isn't too offensive. It requires a constant internet connection too.

Monkey Slam, 99¢ - Forum Thread - If you've found yourself in the market for a brick breaker that also happens to be monkey-themed, well, Chillingo has you covered this week.

Scorching Skies, $5.99 - Forum Thread - Where in the world did this cool looking aerial combat game come from? This is totally taking us by surprise, which I always love about the App Store.

Super Hexagon, 99¢ - Forum Thread - Terry Cavanagh's first iOS release, following the critical success of his desktop platformer VVVVVV, is a simple but deceptively challenging arcade title that we're stoked to finally get our hands on.

Twang the Fox, 99¢ - Forum Thread - Normally I wouldn't be very excited about yet another endless vertical jumping game, but PikPok has yet to disappoint me when it comes to, well, anything.

VS. Racing 2, 99¢ - Forum Thread - A top-down arcade style racer that not only looks super sweet but also has all kinds of multiplayer options including online ghost racing.

Wild Blood, $6.99 - Forum Thread - The fabled Gameloft Unreal Engine game is finally here. For a look at the first level, check out the TA Plays video we did today.

  • Deric

    Finally, a week with games I actually want! Picking up Little Masters, Monkey slam, and wild blood for sure. Drakerider looks interesting as well. 

  • Deamon34

    No Baldur's Gate today make a me sad 🙁 

    • MrAlbum

      Me too 🙁

    • brando

      It's two weeks away!

    • ImJPaul

      If you aren't excited for this game it's because you don't have a soul. Soooo pumped!!!

      • ducksFANjason

        BG is the literally the game that put me over the edge and made me get an ipad 3!

  • Metroview

    Love the alert tone in the recent TA app but for some reason the comments never load for me. I always get the spinning wheel thing and have to get on my laptop to view and post comments.

    • JCman7

       that happens to me too but seems to only happen when the article is recently posted

  • Deixa

    Not feeling tonight's releases. Debating wether or not to get Wild Blood. And that Little Masters just looks like a failure to me

    • ducksFANjason

      Are you kidding!? This looks like the first legitimate pokemon clone on the app store. I haven't seen it in action, so maybe it does fail, but at the very least, the screenshots make it look like anything BUT fail!

      • MrAlbum

        Then again, it definitely looks like Pokemon from the art style. However, how does it play? What are the menus like? What's the story? These areas are still question marks in my mind, and where the game could seriously slip up.

      • ducksFANjason

        Agreed, which is why I explicitly only disagreed with OP's comment that it LOOKS like fail. I even mentioned that since I haven't seen how it plays, it may be full of fail, but it does not LOOK like a failure.

      • Deixa

        The fact that it says, Consistent Internet connection is required to play this game sounds like failure! Also it's free... Maybe the first 5 minutes is free because that also sounds like failure

      • ducksFANjason

        Yea, I'm not too keen on those aspects either, but the screenshots look fantastic. They look like they have the Pokemon look down.

  • ttocs

    The past couple weeks have been duds but between the squeenix game and the gameloft action rpg, it's going to be an expensive week.

  • Firetruck94

    I want star command naow!

  • coolpepper43

    I loved the first VS Racing game. I hope this one will become free for a day like the original.

  • drloony

    TA comms were a pain for me to load also, for a bit, now it's ok. Wild blood, infinite Warrior, Monkey Slam, Twang the Fox! That's a good week for me, I cant wait till 11pm. Just on the fence about Wild Blood cause Baulders Gate will replace that for me, just dunno when that's comming

  • kendahlj

    Can't wait to twang the fox tonight!

  • TheShahnameh

    No game about zombies?!?! Has the time finally come? Hallelujah!

  • Drewskii

    Gonna wait for a sale on avengers initiative

    • theundertow

      Been waiting for one for Spiderman but hasn't come yet!

      • Drewskii

        Yeah me too as well as Dark Knight Rises

  • GSJ1977

    Scorching Skies looks like it has sweet graphics!

  • NOEN

    I LOVE Wednesday nights!!

  • ImJPaul

    Holy Balls! That's a lot of good games. Just checked my bank account and I have $27 left till next Friday thanks to my car crapping out on me. (I'm not that broke guy, I promise) Tonight I will have -$30. Oh well!

    • ttocs

      I really think you need to get your priorities straight if iPhone games are above food and basic survivability. How are you going to pay for food?

  • thesmashingone

    I'm in for Super Hexagon tonight.

  • Tuff Tiger

    still no street fight x tekken 🙁
    capcom needs to hurry up

  • Paul Hopper

    Sigh. -starts deleting games from his full 64gig ipad to make room for the new stuff-

    • ImJPaul

      Thats the exact thing I'm doing too. Does it make you feel awesome or pathetic?! I'm still trying to figure it out.

      • theundertow

        I've had to do it like 4x over the course of first gen iPad to now (especially when you start adding TV/Movies).

        I've been needing to delete those "least played" for updates ... Would love a 128GB capacity!

    • Danny Perski

      I can probably guess you don't play 90% of the games you have installed, 64 GB is a waste of money. 😛

  • Deixa

    Has Little Masters been pulled from AppStore or only available in certain country's? Because I can not download it in UK store

  • Rob Johnson

    Ugh, it's about time Chillingo brought out a new physics puzzler

  • mguniverse

    Little Monsters looks like another one of those games that will try very hard to fill the void left by a lack of Pokémon on iPhone, but will be completely flooded with free to play bullshit.

  • isway

    I would love to try little monsters.!! Oh and not to forget wild blood.! Shit looks good.!

  • rporath

    GET SUPER HEXAGON. possibly the best arcade-style game ever made.

  • drloony

    64GB a waste of money? I have 32 GB and thats too small, when games are up 1.8 GB like DKR, and even a simple game like Angry Birds is like 180KB, that's not allot of space + music + pics + video, with the size of games steadily increasing, you need as much storage as you can get

  • snowy2004

    Man! Is this the 3rd week in a row Square Enix releases a new iOS game? The World Ends With You, Final Fantasy Dimensions and now this surprise. They're really committing to the platform!

    • spott96

      And next week should be the English version of guardian cross.

  • Paps Shenanigan

    Does anyone see the similarity/rip-off of Huebrix to the awesome game Puzzlejuice? The font and style and concept are all so similar I thought that it was another game by Colaboratory, but nope. Some other dev. Anyone catch that?

    • Nate

      I think that a simple san-serif font, bright colors and squares are generic enough elements that it's a HUGE stretch to accuse the Huebrix developers of any kind of shenanigans when you have no idea what the gameplay is like.  From the simple screenshots shown, it honestly doesn't look to me like the game is at all similar to Puzzlejuice.

      • Paps Shenanigan

        I've played the game for 30 minutes and enjoy it - I'm a fan of puzzle games, and this has a common trait you can find in similar block out games. But the style, opening menu, fonts, colors and even attempt at sly humor are IDENTICAL! Show me more games that are this similar and then I'll calm down, but it's just too much of a coincidence.

  • regaehl

    which do you think worth buying Wild Blood looks good but I read bad review and Avengers Initiative, not interested with Hulk but the other characters intrigue me. Which do you think I should purchase I respect your opinions please answer thanks