It's Wednesday again, and the best thing for that post-keynote afterglow is a whole load of new games. There's some good stuff in this list, and some entirely unexpected (but totally welcome) releases like a Penny Arcade game totally out of left field. As usual, these will all go live at 11:00 PM Eastern.

Fort Boyard, $2.99 - Forum Thread - I have never ever heard of this TV show, but apparently is is filled with weird physical challenges. The iOS game converts these to a bunch of different mini games.

He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe, 99¢ - Forum Thread - A side-scrolling brawler that manages to harness the power of Grayskull. You play as He-Man (surprise!) and fight all manner of bad guys from the TV show. An in-game currency system unlocks all sorts of upgrades.

N.Y. Zombies 2, $1.99 - Forum Thread - The original was a really slick zombie horde shooter, and from the looks of it, the sequel is everything a good sequel should be.

Penny Arcade's On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3, $2.99 - Forum Thread - This release is completely out of the blue, and I couldn't be more excited to finally play through a Penny Arcade game on my iPad.

Punch Quest, Free - Forum Thread - An absolutely incredible endless puncher by Rocketcat and Madgarden. Do not miss this game under any circumstances. It's free, get it.

Totem Runner, 99¢ - Forum Thread - A really cool looking runner from Chillingo. It seems like there's a transformation mechanic and boss fights.

Wizardlings, Free - Forum Thread - A free "tap adventure" game by Square Enix. It seems like it could be cool, but the dual currencies visible in most of the screenshots are making me nervous.

Zombiewood, Free - Forum Thread - A remarkably timely dual stick shooter from Gameloft featuring... You guessed it, zombies.

  • ImJPaul

    Awesome. But only 8 games?! What about dodonpachi?! And I know something else kind of big is coming tonight.

  • Andy C83

    Would be nice if you could add Punch Quest and Shardlands.

    Thanks for the post. 🙂

    • Andy C83

      Oops, Punch Quest is already there. 🙂

  • Professionalbum

    Quite a decent week-and next week I'm getting the new(wait scratch that) iPad 4; would be a shocker if Real Racing 3 comes out also.

    • Professionalbum

      Punch Quest is my fav this week

  • xDyNaMiiCx

    Yay, more garbage games. 🙁

    • MidianGTX

      Less common than garbage taste in games.

    • agentblank

      New york zombies 2 is amazing.

    • rybred96

      Your comment and the fact that it has 9 likes proves that people have crap taste.

    • SporadicMovement

    I can't wait for Punch Quest to be officially released. I've been playing it on my iPod 5G for the last few days and I've been absolutely loving it!

  • Gamer_Kev

    That Wizardlings game looks interesting, but coming from Square Enix, I seriously doubt the IAPs are optional to enjoying the game. I might check it out since I can always delete it if I feel there's too much pressure to buy in game currency.

  • Awesomenessprime

    Totem Runner sounds pretty cool

  • Firetruck94

    Looks like some nice games tonight.

  • Chris Payne

     He-Man and Zombiewod for me

  • h_A_Z

    How come no one is mentioning N.Y.Zombies 2?!!! It's freaking awesome!!!

  • Firetruck94

    We got our endless runner, but where's the physics puzzler?

  • Deamon34

    I smell the foul stench of IAP in all of these free games.

  • MarkyMarc

    Saving money this week.

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  • mrTofu

    punch quest, and....done

  • benexclaimed

    Spell Rift by Kieffer Bros looks great as well.

  • GetLitTonite

    Ny zombies 2! Lets hope its good.

  • osvd

    Finally!! Been waiting all day for he man! Hope it has achievements

  • SporadicMovement

    There's 5 Paid and 3 Free games. Punch Quest is pretty nifty

  • xepiczx

    Where is mc4

  • AbsolutePhenom

    Punch Quest is awesome but I wish I knew what was going on in it. There are quests to do that I have no idea what they mean. They give you no explanation on what to do. For example I have to steam burst 5 goes. WTF does that mean? Needs a tutorial.

    • SporadicMovement

      Steam Burst is a special move that you buy and equip as a skill. Punch Quest needs a tutorial and a command list so you know how to execute the specials.

    • SporadicMovement

      Steam Burst is a special move that you buy and equip as a skill. Punch Quest needs a tutorial and a command list so you know how to execute the specials.

  • Jacob Gehman

    Ah yes, Penny Arcade!

  • R Skse

    Why do they keep saying "fabulous" in that He-Man clip, are they implying something about my bro Prince Adam?