859785_largerWhen we first learned way back in April of last year that the beloved Joe Danger from Hello Games would be coming to iOS, I was extremely excited. The charismatic stuntman made a big splash with his first game on PlayStation Network a few years back, and later on Xbox Live, with a well-received sequel coming in late 2012.

It might have taken a while, but Joe Danger Touch [$2.99] finally did launch on iOS this past January, and it was totally worth the wait. Hello Games masterfully revamped the core mechanics of the series to suit the taps and gestures that are natural for the touchscreen, and the result was a game that felt like it was built for iOS from the very beginning.

That was all well and good, but, well, we're iOS gamers, and we've sort of come to expect that awesome games will continue to get even more awesome over time with updates, and that's something that Joe Danger Touch never really "touched" on (see what I did there?). Until today, that is.

A massive new update has just landed in the App Store for Joe Danger Touch, adding some significant new content. The first thing is a pack of 21 new levels, but these aren't quite like the levels in the regular game. They're in what's called the Calendar Tour, and each day you'll have a new level to tackle. If you mange to beat each day's level for the whole week, you'll unlock a new, harder set of levels to play through during the next week. It's a cool way to give players incentive to pick up and play some Joe Danger every day.

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Along with the weekly level packs there are daily challenges to complete as well. Doing so will earn you huge cash rewards, which you can put towards buying the 5 new characters that have just been added to the game. If you've been dying to play as a ninja or a pirate on a motorbike, now is your chance to shine. Finally, there is a new Laboratory environment with all new obstacles and props to test your skills on.

Joe Danger Touch felt like a full, complete game when it launched and I loved it ever so dearly, but I can't deny that I'm really happy to see some additional content come to such a great game. As a special bonus to celebrate this huge update, Joe Danger Touch is currently on sale for 99¢ for the first time ever. Needless to say, if you hadn't picked it up previously, now is the time to do so.

  • runliketurtles

    Yes! However, I see the weekly calendar tour, but where is the daily challenge or new toy box?

    • mr_bez

      The laboratory environment isn't a separate thing - the new daily levels have a laboratory theme.
      Haven't seen a separate daily challenge yet - maybe the first one hasn't started yet?

      • oooooomonkey

        Works fine for me I clicked on the Wednesday challenge and got taken to a level with some goals to achieve

      • mako9227

        Also you can just go into settings and change the date to play whatever level you want. I've already finished week 1!

  • Reignmaker

    Picked it up. Looks and plays great. Don't know how I missed it earlier.

  • http://wwww.minecraftchannel.net/ Minecraft

    Wow, this is good information and I think it's pretty big impact to the user as well as the development of it.

  • Out5poken

    Pissed, I bought this full price only just a few days ago after being hooked playing on my nephews for some time. I read Hello games were planning a big update but felt as they hadn't dropped the price since launch... there would be no way they'd drop it once they added more content! how wrong I was... :-(

    anyway, its a brilliant game, so money well spent.