It's the Wednesday before the big iTunes freeze, which means this is basically the last of the new games until next year. Speaking of next year, I think I've about reached my personal limit of hearing "See you next year *eyebrows furl wildly*" jokes. Anyway, all of these games should be available at 11:00 PM Eastern, or potentially earlier if something weird happens.

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Anomaly Korea, $2.99 - Forum Thread - The original Anomaly Warzone Earth [$3.99] is one hell of a reverse tower defense game. We're expecting huge things from its sequel, as it doesn't get much more "day one purchase" than this.


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Car Jack Streets: Director's Cut, $1.99 - Forum Thread - Originally released in early 2009, Car Jack Streets was one of the (if not the) earliest Grand Theft Auto-like games on the App Store. Here it is again, remastered for the Retina Display and universal for the iPad.


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Final Fantasy IV, $16.99 - Forum Thread - A universal iOS port of the 3D remake, with its premium price comes a reworked version of the reworked version, complete with some new graphics and iPhone 5 compatibility. Only one more Final Fantasy to go until Final Fantasy VI


Karateka, $2.99 - Forum Thread - From the creator of Prince of Persia comes this classic fighting game that any self-respecting retro gamer should recognize.


Last Knight HD, 99¢ - Forum Thread - An endless jousting game from Crescent Moon Games, which seems to prove that there's still room for exploration in the endless (fill in the blank) aisle of the App Store.


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The Lost Treasures of Infocom, Free - Forum Thread - Almost all of the old school Infocom games in one package, unlockable via various IAP. Zork comes with it free, allowing everyone to get eaten by a grue without paying a cent.


Parashoot Stan, 99¢ - Forum Thread - We'd been keeping our eye out for this one due to its very cool visual style, but I have yet to figure out what the heck you do in the game. It appears to be a combination of a fall-down type game and a shooter. Either way I'm stoked to give it a shot.


Pudding Monsters, 99¢ / HD - Forum Thread - The latest ultra-cute puzzler from ZeptoLabs, the creators of the Cut the Rope series. Check it out.


RAD Soldiers, Free - Forum Thread - This online turn-based strategy game has a ton of style, and launched in a limited fashion in the Canadian App Store over the summer. It seemed to get all kinds of positive impressions from everyone who has played it, and now that it's out worldwide I'm sure the online community will be that much better. It's also out right now, and free to download and try.


Ravensword: Shadowlands, $6.99 - Forum Thread - Years in the making, and potentially the most anticipated game to be released in 2012 (if forum activity is any indication) the sequel to the original Ravensword [$2.99] is looking very, very awesome.


Ronin, 99¢ - Forum Thread - Where did this game come from? This might be the surprise under-the-radar release of the week. Seriously, watch the trailer, the art style is amazing.


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Sacred Guns, 99¢ - Forum Thread - I don't even. Well, this is a thing.


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Shadow Warrior, Free - Forum Thread - A port of the PC game, which from the sounds of things in our forums, is actually quite decent.


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Sleigher, Free - Forum Thread - OK, so BulkyPix ups the ante of crazy endless game release this week from endless jouster to endless dog sledder.


Super Mega Worm vs Santa 2, 99¢ - Forum Thread - A sequel to a holiday spinoff. This is the world we live in!


Sushi Hero, 99¢ - Forum Thread - A runner set around the theme of, well, a sushi chef making sushi.


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Where's My Holiday?, Free - Forum Thread - A taste of the Where's My Water? universe, but with a holiday theme. Worth downloading for fans of the series as well as those who have never heard of it!

  • lucyyhale

    OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG RAVENSWORD SHADOWLANDS! if only we knew what time so we could countdown

  • blackout845

    Ummm Rad soilders has been out all day!! Why isn't this on the list tonight?

  • themostunclean

    This is more like it! Too bad Final Fantasy IV is so expensive (no surprise) or I'd be going for a hat-trick.

    Ronin looks pretty exciting. Some of my favorite games have come out of nowhere. That's one of the things I love about iOS gaming.

  • dv8godd

    Anomaly Korea, Karateka, Lost Treasures of Infocom: Oh hell yeah.

    Ronin: Worth a look... but it's got a lot ahead of it tonight.

    Ravensword: Though I can't shake the feeling my computers and consoles have the better experiences, with lots more "soul"... might just pick it up for the times I need a quick scratch of that itch. Hopefully it's good in tiny bites, just can't see myself feeling terribly invested in it compared to competition outside the platform. Still an impressive achievement technically.

    FF4: Not at that price. I've been pretty disappointed in what they've done with these re-imaginings of the old titles overall, and can't help but feel let down by the iPad versions. I feel like the touchscreen versions of these old RPGs should be the perfect fit, yet SE keeps managing to make them feel like quick cash-ins. If their heart isn't in it, why should mine be?

    The rest... not terribly moved.

    Also already playing Rad Soldiers and SolForge... plus have the new Penny Arcade card game to pick up... and still digging Battle of the Bulge and Baldur's Gate. Plus bracing myself for the innevitable onslaught of holiday sales.

    All told, a pretty good week.

  • rodgerodger

    Yes! Anomaly, Pudding Monsters, Penny Arcade from yesterday. So much to play...

  • toxiccheese

    Never has a single solitary screenshot made me want to download a game....until now.... Sacred Guns = instabuy

  • lucyyhale

    ravensword omg. CANT WAIT

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000314643458 Raghav Jetly

    Packed week. Will probably get Karateka, Pudding Mosters, Ravensword and Anomaly Korea. Might also pick up Final Fantasy depending upon the review. Im set for weeks now.

  • Nicholas Pollender

    Final Fantasy IV! This might delay King Cashing 2 a little though... Anyway, awesome week!

  • lucyyhale

    what i saw: "Coming tonight: Blablablablablabla RAVENSWORD SHADOWLANDS blablablabla"

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

    Been waiting for Pudding Monsters :)

  • toxiccheese

    So is this the final "Coming Tonight" post for the year 2012? Kinda sad about that. What if the world ends on Friday?

    • Jeff432

      If the world ends, nothing will matter because we'd all be dead.

  • jallenwse

    This is crescent moon week

    • lucyyhale

      lol ikr

  • PureRumble

    So many times have great games been launched and... What do u know they want the iPhone 5...

    So now finally got my iPhone 5 jacked up n ready this exact day and thinking to myself "real racing 3 here we wroooooom"...

    But :'-(

    • Jeff432

      February.

  • Jeff432

    None of these games interest me.

  • Sojourn

    I didn't know about the Infocom release, but that's awesome news! I remember playing most of the Zork games when I was younger, and even trying out Leather Goddesses of Phobos -- I had loaded up several of these in Frotz a few years ago, but will definitely download this to support the original creators.

  • http://iqsoup.com/ iqSoup

    Well at least FFIV brought the prices down on the old FFs. Maybe I'll get it when FFV comes out and the price drops to $3.99.

  • DannyWalkman

    Hmm, RAD Soldiers, how unexpected.