With only two release weeks left to go before the holiday rush, today is going to be a day to remember. Things are just trickling on to the New Zealand App Store now, and like many weeks before this one, all of these games should appear for download in the US at 11:00 PM Eastern.


Here's what's on our radar right now, and we expect many more games to release throughout the day so stay tuned for our massive "Out Now" post later tonight:

Stay tuned!

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  • YMCMBRules

    Dang I wish I had an account for New Zealand ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    • xx99

      It literally takes five minutes to create one and you can do it entirely from your iOS device.

      • themostunclean

        They won't let you create an account where the billing address for your credit/debit card conflicts with the country you're setting the account up for (at least the last time I tried). The only way around this is if you use gift cards and get one that you'll only be able to use with your NZ ID. Seems like a huge waste of time and money just to get a game a few hours ahead of schedule.

  • Kane

    San Andreas, woohoo!

  • comicx90

    Man, I remember all the crazy stuff I did in GTA SA, now I get to relive those moments on iOS? What more could I ask for. This is sweet.

  • Amenbrother

    GTA time!!!

  • paulf58

    Where's sonic 2? ๐Ÿ™

    • Kane

      New year

      • paulf58

        Didn't they say November? I guess it's "whenever"

    • shine330

      Yea where is sonic 2? I literally check all the time everyday to see when the update will be released. It better come out tonight that is honestly hands down the best sonic game ever.

      • cobbyco

        Tomorrow! Check Joystiq.

    • cobbyco

      Tomorrow. Hidden place confirmed via Joystiq.

  • greatnoob

    Damn no iPhone 4 support, then again this is the iPhone 3GS' GPU running at a res of 960x640. Want to convert into the Android scene but damn Apple's iPhone 5S is the most powerful phone this year :/

    • revolverblue85

      Not faster than my lg g2. Definitely hard making the jump to my first droid phone, but I game on my ipad anyways. I would love gta on my g2

      • xTGIrOnZzZ

        Benchmarks show the 5s is faster than the LG G2, only slightly but still faster.

    • dariusjr98

      I wish you would specify what doesn't have iPhone 4 support.

    • Chuck Norris

      Actually the Galaxy Note 3 is the most powerful phone this year, but if you don't like its size I can understand.

      • ddust14

        Can you show a benchmark that proves your statement? The Nexus 5 is the only android so far that rivals the speed and gaming advantages of the 5S.

      • surirav

        Other android phones are fast, but iphone is the only one give a smooth gameplay.
        Android isn't , ios is a powerfull os.

      • Chuck Norris

        Actually, both Android and iOS are great and powerful. Which one you will choose depends on your preference. If you like it simple, smooth and like playing games, iOS is for you. If you need advanced stuff such as USB OTG, file manager, microSD slot, USB mass storage, and are not interested in having a little more games and apps, then Android is for you.

      • themostunclean

        Speed and specs are such a small part anyway. iOS still trumps android when it comes to exclusives and number of premium (read- not IAP loaded FTP crapfests) games. If you're not into mobile gaming then Android is fine but I'd personally feel like I was missing out on too much.

      • joshnolan

        Look at any bench mark... Iphone 5s beats the g2 which btw are hardly selling... Note 3 is a nice phone bit it also loses benchmark test to iphone 5s...i have tried them all out and though droids have come a long way... Gaming sucks on them... Always feel better optimization on ios devices

  • Kimmedim

    Gotta get this for my android aswell.. Any idea how long after ios an android release is?

    • Chuck Norris

      I think it shouldn't take more than two days.

  • ElkhoundsRock

    I can't wait for SA to come out

  • ImJPaul

    If FF6 drops today as well this will be the most epic release week of all time.

    • MidlifeCornet27

      It's already the most epic release week of all time

    • paulf58

      I don't think that's coming for awhile. They literally *just* released the after years

    • curtneedsaride

      Yup. That's the only game I'm waiting for right now. Can't wait for it to hit. Praying that it'll be before Christmas.

    • androphene

      I know the just released the After Years but I'm hoping the same thing. I haven't bought a Final Fantasy game yet just because I heard VI was coming before the end of the year. If it doesn't make it before the 21st cut off, what FF game would you guys recommend?

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      • paulf58

        Final Fantasy IV, Chrono Trigger, Tactics and Secret of Mana are all solid ports. I wish they would redo FF1 and 2 with retina and proper controls though.

        Dimensions is ok, I'm currently rolling through that. It's no classic, but it's nice to play a new game in that style

  • meponder

    I know everyone is pumped for the GTA:SA, but I'm super-stoked for the Reiner Knizia game. Don't know anything about it, but his board games are always fun. Samurai is my favorite, but I've got just about all of them. Room 2 will also be getting a lot of love from me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ste86uk

    Whatever happened to Battleheart Legends? I thought that was due before Christmas but still haven't seen a release date.

    • https://www.facebook.com/DigitalDistillery Scot Damn

      That's suppose to launch after New Years.

  • conscript

    There is a dins tint possibility I will be 'sick' tomorrow.

  • Zenfar

    The Room 2 you say will need to get some candles and prepare for some late night gaming...

    • drlemon

      "You're tearing me apart, Lisa!"

  • Flare_TM

    Don't forget TRIALS FRONTIER!

    • oooooomonkey

      That's a soft launch, not due out worldwide until 2014

  • surirav

    All games give more details on ios than other os.
    Thats why they make more extra for ios only.
    Good going rockstars.

  • ScotDamn

    Wow. So far a huge let down. Hopefully we see more releases.

  • Pete Osborne

    There are lots of other games springing up as well so don't get too disappointed with the relatively short list ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Lazer Kat

      I'm looking forward to your list more than TAs, Ozzy

  • LORE

    U can download any of these games if u make a New Zealand account, right?

    • themostunclean

      See my post above. You need to use gift cards for any NZ store games if they're not free. You're better off just being patient. They'll be in your store soon enough.

  • Gucciipad

    Damn. The best game ever gta sa on my iphone5s/iPad. The anticipation will make this day go by slowly.

    • themostunclean

      I'm getting my new iPad after the holiday so I'm holding off on this until then. Double anticipation will make the next 2 weeks go insanely slow!!!

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  • Lakers_Dodgers310

    Just knowing that GTA: SA will be available later today just made me hyped. Having this game on mobile devices is a dream come true...thanks Rockstar.

  • Stephen Staver

    The Room 2!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wizard_Mike

    Can't wait to dig into The Room 2!

  • AppStoreNinja

    Why is NZ getting all these new games before anyone else?

    • FIFTHSUN2012

      Its those damn timezones. Of course in this day and age I don't understand why something can't be released worldwide at the same time. It's not like we have to wait for the iTunes Store to open.

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  • bob4580

    YES!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!! YES

  • knifeymoloko

    Wow. How did I not know and obsess about this for months? It caught me by absolute surprise. :')


    Wooow 9,99$

  • Gucciipad

    Can't wait to drive to Area 51 on gta sa and steal a MF jet.

  • mudd

    Oh, hi Room 2!

  • Toyota974

    Come on, come on, come on, come on...

    It's 12:08 AM GMT, I'm in the UK, But San Andreas is still not here

    • Toyota974


      Where is it!!!!

    • GenerallyEpic

      11pm Eastern time, USA

  • jw291183

    It's late!

  • rammer

    I'm stoked as hell for this one!!!

  • iPodHacker1O1

    GTA San Andreas is compatible with:
    iPhone 3GS (has to be jailbroken)
    iPhone 4S
    iPhone 5
    iPhone 5S
    iPod Touch 3G 32GB+ (has to be jailbroken)
    iPod Touch 5G
    iPad 2
    iPad 3
    iPad 4
    iPad Air
    iPad Mini
    iPad Mini 2


    He'll yea!!!!!

  • Amenbrother

    Here we go!

  • GenerallyEpic


  • funny_man_vanya

    It's not showing up on my App Store...

    • funny_man_vanya

      Alright, seriously? Where is it in the App Store? It should be right there, or is the timing all screwed up because I'm in NYC?

  • jammyman

    its said it would be easier with a controller but it works just fine on glass, even flying planes