With the release of the iPhone 5 (and iOS 6) upon us, this has been one heck of a weird week for game releases. Developers seem to be employing a few different strategies between releasing their games early to avoid any weirdness with the iOS 6 App Store to holding their games for Friday to just avoiding releasing this week entirely. ...And we've got a whole different pool of developers with large existing catalogs that seem to have existed solely on pizza and Red Bull since the iPhone 5 announcement to get their games ready for the different screen size. So, here's both what's been released so far this week as well as what's coming tonight at 11:00 PM Eastern:

Crafty Creatures, 99¢ - Forum Thread - A physics puzzler from Chillingo that seems to centralize around user-generated content between creating craftily creating your own creatures as well as building and sharing your own levels. 50 levels are included if you're not into the whole sharing thing.

Earn to Die, 99¢ / HD - Forum Thread - A see how far you can drive game that among other things seems to feature a rocket-powered school bus. As someone who'd always race as the school bus in Crusin' USA, I'm totally onboard.

Forest Guardians, Free - Forum Thread - A really crazy looking ...tower defense... game? I'm totally intrigued, and can't wait to see how it all goes together.

Lili, $4.99 - Forum Thread - High up on our most anticipated game lists comes this gem from Bit Monster. The art style looks great, and Apple even liked it enough to feature it during a keynote.

Lunar Silver Star Story Touch, $6.99 - Forum Thread - Forum Thread - It feels like we first heard about the port of this classic RPG years ago. Regardless, it's here now which should make some Lunar fans happy.

Naila, Free - Forum Thread - A 2.5D action-y platform puzzler that seems to be loaded with hazards to avoid. 18 levels in all are included, as well as some bonus levels.

Rayman Jungle Run, $2.99 - Forum Thread - This fantastic auto-runner was released earlier this week, but I'm including this here in case this is where you get your weekly game release info from.

Recess Riot, 99¢ - Forum Thread - From the dudes behind Super Mega Worm comes a game that seems to be filled with various playground-centric mini games. There's also retro skins, including the scan lines you see above.

Red Dart Fighter, Free / HD - Forum Thread - If you were a fan of Wings of Valor, here's another game in the same vein.

Street Fighter X Tekken Mobile, $2.99 - Forum Thread - Another surprise release this morning, but I'm including it here for the same reasons as Rayman.

The Room, $4.99 - Forum Thread - Brad has had his muscular hands all over this game in a preview, give it a look if you want to see what this puzzler is all about.

Thrust Magic, Free - Forum Thread - Hey fans of the original Thrust, here's a neat looking homage that also happens to be free.

  • TGMzero

    Street FighterXTekken. Everything else is a snore fest.

    • Deamon34

      Rayman and The Room are hardly snorefests.

  • ImJPaul


    • agentblank

      Yes where is it!

      • wingz

        .....Its in about hmmmm 3 months

      • ImJPaul

        I hope that whole December 1 thing is bogus. I don't understand why a company would say "coming soon in 2012" on march 7th and then leave their fans in the dark for over 6 months with no updates whatsoever.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/42YS2N67LP6IDUKBZUUCMSZW7M Pray For Death

      They were paid to hold it back for the iPad mini reveal

      • ImJPaul

        Where is the evidence?!

      • ImJPaul

        The site says "coming soon in 2012" so I don't think so.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/42YS2N67LP6IDUKBZUUCMSZW7M Pray For Death

        The iPad mini comes out in October

  • drloony

    Too many choices!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Hopper/1238691947 Paul Hopper

    Psst, Demon's Score.

  • TheFrost

    Lili looks amazing

  • Gamer_Kev

    I've been looking forward to Lili. I'll be interested in finding out if I can run it on any of my current devices or if I'll have to wait for my iPod Tough 5g to arrive next month to enjoy it. I'm looking forward to the new iTouch as it will allow me to try out some stuff that my iPad is too under powered to run. That will be nice as it's hard for me to want to shell out $600 for a new iPad when my current one still does what I mainly use it for very well.

  • Gamer_Kev

    Looks like I'll have to wait, but it will be something to look forward to on the new device.

    • kendahlj

      Pony up for a new iPad

  • vic_viper_001

    Aww man, some good ones are coming out tonight. Too bad it'll be a really long time before I can afford to buy any games again!

  • picohero

    Lunar silver star story touch. Finally, it's so beautiful.

  • HelperMonkey

    $7 for Lunar has kind of distracted me from my interest in Final Fantasy Dimensions.