Hello everyone, and welcome to the year! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. Well friends, I showed up ready to write a full-length article this week, but you know who didn't? The updates! I guess things will heat up next time around, but for now, I've only got a small handful of games to highlight. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper Social [Free], the watchlist in the TouchArcade App [Free], or by participating in the TouchArcade forums, but this weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!

Daddy Long Legs, Free Daddy Long Legs has seen a lot of updates with added content in its time on the App Store and this... this sure is another one of those. Specifically, those who install this particular update will find the game has four new costumes for the long-legged hero, including one with sounds. He's got legs, and he knows how to use them.

Subway Surfers, Free Well, at least we can always depend on Subway Surfers, right? This time around, the kids are headed to Amsterdam. That means all of the stereotypical things we associate with the Dutch are here. Well, almost all. Not that stuff, if you know what I mean. Yeah, you know. Anyway, windmills! A florist outfit! A blogger! Fields of tulips! Let's hope the kids keep out of the coffee shops until they're older, though.

Shadowverse CCG, Free Shadowverse is an interesting spin on Hearthstone with some utterly gorgeous art. Its new expansion, Rise of Bahamut, has just arrived, bringing all-new cards, emblems, and more to the game. There are new pre-built decks, an added replay function so you can review your past matches, and a number of other little tweaks and fixes. If you like card games and haven't given this one a shot yet, you really should. This seems to be the best update this week, but in a week so light, I can't in good conscience give out a Most Spider-Mans award. So instead, I'm giving Shadowverse the semi-coveted Update Mondays Most Ben Reillys of the Week award. Take care of it, it's fragile!

Drive Ahead!, Free The car battling game that never looks back, Drive Ahead! got a spiffy new update to start the year with. There are four new animal-themed helmets, two wild new vehicles, and some new missions to take on in the Superstar Stadium Calendar. Shockingly, no mention of bug fixes and performance improvements. But just because you can't see something, it doesn't mean it's not there, friends.

Warp Shift, $4.99 This quirky puzzle game from Fishlabs went free for a week, and to go with that, it also received a new expansion called The Lost Fragment. This adds a whole new world to the game with 15 levels to enjoy. It's a tough cookie, but if you can wrap your brain around it, the game is quite fun. It's also really ridiculously good-looking for what it is. And now there's more of it! How about that?

Heroes Charge, Free Heroes Charge got a new hero in its latest update, which is about the best thing that can be done for a game with that name. The new hero is the Queen of Wraith, and true to her name, she controls wraiths to attack the enemies. She's best put in the back row. The game also got a number of UI improvements and bug fixes. That's all, really. Yeesh, what a week. Don't even know why I took off my pajamas today.

That about wraps it up for last week's significant updates. Maybe I've missed some, though, so please feel free to comment below and let everyone know if you think something should be mentioned. As usual, major updates will likely get their own news stories throughout this week, and I'll be back next Monday to summarize and fill in the blanks. Have a great week!

  • flyordiedays

    I may be the only person who cares, but Cubis has long been one of my favorite puzzlers and game in general. I was super excited when it was developed for the App Store, because I enjoyed it on my old click wheel iPod. I have faithfully purchased each expansion that's been released. Now, not only have they gone the every level free with ads route, they've also changed a beautiful icon to something cheap looking and ugly. Ughhhh. Guess I'll have to ignore the update notification.

  • nini

    Ben Reilly, huh? Deep cut, especially with the fragile jab.