While Popcap's Facebook post about Plants vs Zombies 2's impending release is generating about 2,750 likes per second (LPS), it just so happens there's a whole bunch of other games coming out that are also worth checking out. We've already posted about some of them today, but here's the full roundup of the games we're stoked to see hit the App Store:

BattleFriends in Tanks

First Look: Turn-Based Strategy Game 'BattleFriends in Tanks' Hits Tonight

The core of the game revolves around two phases: movement and attack. At the start of a turn, users are allowed to move around the game's spherical map until their tank's fuel is cashed. From here, they have the option to fire an arcing, sluggish shot at the user-controlled opposing enemy tank. Once a shot's fired, their turn is over.

Forum Thread: BattleFriends in Tanks (by Tequila Games) [Universal]

Cognition Episode 2

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iTunes Description:

When someone close to Erica is kidnapped by the Wise Monkey, a serial killer fixated on the gruesome mutilation of their victims, Erica is in a race against time to save his life. With the Wise Monkey case in her hands and the FBI’s resources already stretched thin, she’s on her own to find the killer before it’s too late - again. Erica Reed's investigation continues in Episode 2: The Wise Monkey.

Forum Thread: Cognition Episode 2 (Phoenix Online Studios)

Gold Diggers

iTunes Description:

Follow a team of notorious Gold Diggers while you take control of one of the wild west's best kept secrets: Gigantic Superlicious Steam-Punk Digging Trams. Your goal? To find yourself some Gold! Just steer the Digging Machine through multiple layers of the earth while you dodge Giant Worms, Flame Pillars and any dangers hidden in the depths of our planet.

Forum Thread: Gold Diggers by Gamistry [Universal]

Maniac Manors

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iTunes Description:

Explore an intriguing manor in which you will make your way by solving puzzles, interacting with objects and environment, and investigating his shady past. Immerse yourself in this frightening 3D world and haunting music, but try not to succumb to madness.

Forum Thread: Maniac Manors by Cezure Production [Universal]

Ninjas Stolen Scrolls

First Look: 'Ninjas - Stolen Scrolls' is a Really Neat Beat 'em Up with Some Iffy Controls

There are few things I like more than a good old button-mashing beat 'em up, and tonight a very interesting looking one is heading to the US App Store. It's called Ninjas - Stolen Scrolls, and in addition to beating on a ridiculous number of bad guys it also features a very cool XP and character leveling system, a magic system, and tons of loot to collect. It's also a very visually attractive game. The one thing I'm struggling to get behind are the controls, but with a bit of practice I'm starting to warm up to them.

Forum Thread: Ninjas Stolen Scrolls by Daigo Nakamura [Universal]

Perfect Kick

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iTunes Description:

Become a star striker in Perfect Kick. Think you're the best at penalties in soccer? Put it to the test against other players from all around the world!

Forum Thread: Perfect Kick by Chillingo [Universal]

Pirate Legends TD

First Look: You Need To See Tonight's Release 'Pirate Legends TD'

Split across a ton of chapters, Pirate Legends TD tasks you with protecting a docked pirate ship with a handful of towers, including the standard gun and cannon towers and some interesting twists like a "voodoo" type that ignores enemy armor. Your ship isn't just something to be protected, though -- it's also a valid weapon choice, as it can launch dazzling barrages and generally fire upon creeps that come its way. There's also a variety of special abilities that absolutely wrecks bad guys. In the first level, for example, you can summon a kraken that swallows an entire wave whole. There's also a whirlwind power that lets you push enemies back.

Forum Thread: Pirate Legends TD by Super Hippo Studios [Universal]

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Review: 'Plants vs. Zombes 2: It's About Time' Review - A Fantastic Sequel to the Classic Original, This Time for Free

All in all, PvZ2 is an incredible sequel. Unless you're exceptionally impatient or just not very good at these kind of games, it'll be totally free for you to play. If you've found yourself burnt by freemium games in the past, I highly recommend giving this one a spin as it might change your opinion on the pay model. I have no doubts EA is going to make a killing on this game, as there are a lot of impatient people out there who aren't very good at video games if the iTunes charts are any indication, but, I feel confident in saying that for anyone reading TouchArcade- This is likely going to be a completely free (and completely awesome) game for you.

Forum Thread: Plants vs. Zombies™ 2 - (by PopCap) (Universal)

Pocket Land

iTunes Description:

A unique mobile experience for all ages (4+) that combines elements from acclaimed puzzle and strategy games. Pocket Land is a sandbox construction game, where the goal is to create the most attractive land you can on a six by six grid and increase your land's population.

Forum Thread: Pocket Land by Ozguc Yildirim [Universal]

Skate Madness

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First Look: A Skateboard-themed Runner Could Be Awesome, but 'Skate Madness' Drops the Ball

Gamechanger World has taken the initiative and are releasing Skate Madness in international stores as we speak, a 3rd-person runner with a skateboarding theme. Unfortunately, they don't take the opportunity to do anything very cool with the whole skating thing, and even after just a few minutes with Skate Madness it feels like nothing more than another uninspired clone.

Forum Thread: Skate Madness by Gamechanger World [Universal]

Telekinesis Kyle

iTunes Description:

Kyle is a nerdy, awkward kid with one special talent: Telekinesis. Help Kyle solve puzzles and navigate through a sinister mountain fortress to uncover an evil secret! When Kyle’s telekinetic powers were discovered, he was sent away to what he thought was a school for gifted children. The ‘school’ turned out to be nothing more than a front for a secret military experiment. Help Kyle escape his captors and reach freedom by using his amazing ability to make objects move. Master the art of telekinesis to solve puzzles and evade guards, fire, lasers and other thrilling deathtraps!

Forum Thread: Telekinesis Kyle by Vellum Interactive [Universal, FREE]

Way To Go!

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First Look: 'Way To Go!', A Tile-Based Puzzle Game From 'Sunny Hillride' Creators, Hits Later Tonight

The studio behind Sunny Hillride, Headup Games, has a new title coming tonight: Way To Go! In a nutshell, it's a 2D, tile-based puzzle game that tasks you with maneuvering or re-directing a variety of avatars through hundreds of surprisingly devilish puzzles. It plays a little bit like Cuboid, if you're familiar with that, except this game has you laying down tiles to indicate where your avatar goes.

Forum Thread: Way To Go! by Headup Games GmbH & Co KG [Universal]

  • Brandon Higgins

    Everything looks so generic..

    • shadax

      Grab power ups and magnets and jet packs!! Another themed run of the mill TD!

      So refreshing.... sigh

      • shadax

        On second thought, pocket land looks pretty fun. I'll give it a go.

  • J0n072295

    PvZ 2, that's it for me this week. Yet another week with undesirable games, at least we get Asphalt 8 next week.

    • ptdshiznit818

      Pirate Legends is really quite great. Price tag is kinda high compared to some other TD games out there but it's fun as hell so far. That's to say its worth the time and money in my opinion.

      • VA1N

        Yeah, that is the only other game I'm thinking of picking up besides PvZ2

      • Spacemutiny

        Does it have an endless or survival mode at all?

  • TGMzero

    Am I the only person wondering where the hell the AAA titles have gone?!

    • Th3R3n3gad3

      No me too.

    • raviadso

      PvZ is the definition of AAA, unless AAA is defined as pretty but buggy and unbalanced game loft ripoff.

  • Jake7905

    Looks like it's PvZ2 and nothing else. The other TD game looks interesting, but for 4 bucks and with a backlog of unplayed TD games (still haven't gotten around to Siegecraft) I can wait. Lame week otherwise.

  • Zetaspawn

    Did someone seriously base an entire game off a random quote from a tenacious D song? "That's telekinesis, Kyle"

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  • chamillion205

    Nothing good this week. I tried pvz2 and I think I'll just stick with the original.....

  • Mj1ggy

    Inexpensive week for games at least

  • ClapClap Media

    Our game That's My Bag is also out today. It showed up on appshopper pretty late. http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=200579