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Out Now: 'Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow', 'Missile Cards', 'Kalimba', 'Swing King and the Temple of Bling', 'Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire', 'Safari Kart', 'Fate/Grand Order', 'All That Remains: Part 1' and More

We're about halfway through the week which means it's time for a deluge of new iOS games to hit the App Store. And WHAT a week we've got. Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow has arrived and as long as you're not opposed to typical free to play game stuff it seems like it's chock full of cool fan service. If free to play's not your thing, the fully premium Missile Cards is a mashup of card game and Missile Command and it's been getting rave reviews in our community so far. It's a port of a desktop game, as is the puzzle platformer Kalimba which was very well regarded on that platform. And much more! So dig into the full list of games below and let us know which games you've got your eye on this week...

Silly Simulation Game 'Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!' Mashing Onto Mobile in July

Typically in role-playing adventures it's the heroes and heroines who are out there completing quests, helping out citizens of the land, and banishing baddies to dust who are the main focus of the game. Yes, those brave souls get all the glory, but do you know who REALLY deserves some credit? Those poor folks who are out there making hundreds and hundreds of weapons for those heroes to use. I mean, you probably aren't going to slay any dragons with your bare hands, you know? These overlooked sub-heroes are the focus of Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!, a humorous simulation game from Daylight Studios which released to a highly positive reception on Steam two years ago and is finally making its way to mobile next month. Check out this silly, silly trailer for Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!..




The Promising 'Suzy Cube' Is Looking for Beta Testers in Our Forums

We've been keeping a very close eye on Suzy Cube since a couple of GDCs ago (it even got our game of GDC 2016 coveted title), and I'm happy to say that the game coming along well and is looking for beta testers in our forums. This 3D platformer has impressed us every time we got to see it, and I'm pretty sure it will impress you as well if you enjoy 3D platformers, or even if you don't. The game will remind you a lot of Super Mario 3D Land, and that, of course, is a great thing. At the same time, this is definitely not a clone of the Nintendo game...

The highly entertaining Solitairica [$3.99] is expanding, with more decks and battles coming to the game tomorrow, June 29th. Tomorrow's Primal Champions DLC, which will cost $0.99, will add 4 new decks, each consisting a single color. Barbarian will be all about attacking, Vanguard defending, Acrobat agility, and Sorcerer willpower. There will also be Epic difficulty for decks once you defeat the Emperor. Epic difficulty will offer plenty of challenge for experienced players, and it will have 28 battles, which is 10 more than normal, more dangerous versions of monsters and traits, and a tighter coin economy to force you to buy smart...

Bullet Hell Shooter 'Danmaku Unlimited 3' Arriving on iOS and Android August 10th

Sunny Tam's Danmaku Unlimited series is one of the best bullet hell shoot 'em up series available on mobile. We reviewed the original Danmaku Unlimited [$1.99 / Free] when it first released in the App Store nearly 6 years ago and enjoyed the heck out of it, and a couple of years later the sequel Danmaku Unlimited 2 [$4.99 / Free] was released offering even more frantic shooter gameplay. Well, it's been far too long since we've had a new Danmaku Unlimited game and it sounds like Sunny Tam agrees as he's just announced that Danmaku Unlimited 3 will be arriving on mobile on August 10th. Check out this awesome launch trailer for the game...

Game streaming is becoming increasingly big business and a factor in game success, and Twitch [Free] is currently the king of streaming, which is probably because we are streaming there now (we take full responsibility for the platform's success). The Twitch app, though, is still clunky to use since it's still based on the way the Twitch homepage used to look before it was recently overhauled. Fortunately, the app is about to be overhauled as well, with a new version rolling out for iOS and Android over the next 2 weeks...

'Modern Combat Versus' Update Changes Core Charges, Increases Match Time

Our community is quite excited about Gameloft's Modern Combat Versus, and that shouldn't come as a surprise since the game looks like it's going to be quite a lot of fun. If you're one of those playing the soft-launched version of the game, get ready for some pretty big changes coming to the game in today's 0.11.1 patch. The developers are trying to make the game more fluid, balanced, and fast paced, so they've made Core Charges recharge more slowly. This change should prevent players from becoming too reliant on an Agent's ability. Respawn timers have been reduced so you can get back playing faster once you're taken out, and the maps now have twice as many spawn points that are closer to Control Zones so that you'll spend less time running towards the action...

'JiPPO! Street' is an Arcade Game About Matching Dice to Build Buildings, Coming July 6th

You may be familiar with Finnish husband-and-wife development duo Kiemura from their previous mobile releases like Tiltagon [Free], Hovercrash [Free], and Piranh.io [Free], and this week they've announced their newest mobile project called JiPPO! Street. In the game you'll be tasked with building houses along a street by way of matching dice. A dump truck will drop off one die and you'll control a crane carrying another die, and you'll need to quickly swipe to change the face of the die on your crane so that it matches with the die on the ground before the crane drops it right on top. It's actually a much simpler concept than I'm making it sound, as you can see in the trailer for JiPPO! Street...

Fans of Skyrim, it's time to revisit those Dragon Shouts and famous heroes, but this time in Bethesda's Elder Scrolls: Legends [Free (HD)]. The Heroes of Skyrim expansion, which has just gone live, introduces 154 new cards to the game and allows you to enjoy all the famous locations and people from Skyrim. You'll get to see allies like Aela the Huntress, J'Zargo, and Delphine, as well as Dragons like Alduin and Paarthurnax. The update has added over a dozen new Daily Quests, which include goals relating to Companions and the College of Winterhold. Some of the quests will give you new Skyrim packs as rewards...

We've played with Portals, we've played with Spiders, and now we'll get to play with 22 copies of the same card. This week's Hearthstone [Free] Brawl is called All-Star Squad, and it's been around before. You pick a class, and then pick one card and get 22 copies of it in your deck. The other 8 cards will be random class cards. Get ready to face many aggro decks during this week because they are the easiest way to take advantage of the 22 identical cards. For instance, you can have a Hunter and Timber Wolf, which will let you buff cards but can also be taken out easily. Or you could go with Murloc Tidecaller to go for that Murloc buffing synergy...

Supercell might be famous for games such as Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, and—more recently—Brawl Stars, but its first hit mobile game was Hay Day [Free], a game that has players run a farm and trade goods with neighbors. Supercell decided to celebrate the bonds players can make in networked games like Hay Day, and it has created a short film called The Neighborhood Hug, which brought players from the same in-game "neighborhood" together in real life for the first time. As you can see below, the players span most of the globe, and although they've been playing together for more than 3 years, they haven't ever met in person. The meeting took place in a real-life farm, appropriately, and offered an opportunity to the players to put faces to in-game names...

Among the powerful quest cards that were introduced in Hearthstone's latest expansion, Journey to Un'Goro, is the Rogue quest The Caverns Below. The quest depends on Rogue cards that bounce minions back to your hand to play them again. Prior to the change, the quest was completed by summoning four minions with the same name. It sounds tricky, but the number of inexpensive bounce effects Rogue has makes this surprisingly simple. As of today, completing that quest will require five minions to be summoned with the same name, which still rewards a Crystal Core that makes all your minions 5/5's...

Krosmaga [Free], the card game that lets you play as a god, has just received its first expansion called Necros & Paladirs. This new expansion adds a ninth god to the game, Enutrof, and more than 150 cards. As you can see from the very cute trailer below, the new expansion is about provoking and awaking an ancient evil that brings about Necros. The 9th god loves to amass precious things, and his disciples are great at using shovels and picks and looking for buried treasures. There are disciples that can fuse with their favorite animals, which in terms of gameplay allows them to combine the strengths of two Minions. There are also actions like Prism Sacrifice, which allows players to exchange prisms for spells or additional abilities...

It seems like the first rule of Crash Club [Free] is that you must talk about Crash Club as much as you can, as the popularity of Prettygreat's latest game after a host of Apple-backed promotions has been impressive. While a lot of the excitement around Crash Club is owing to its finely tuned gameplay and ridiculously varied customisation options, one reason why the game has kept momentum is because of its impressive post-launch support through successive content updates. One such addition came shortly after launch, and yesterday the Version 1.2 of Crash Club finally reached the App Store, with a whole number of shiny extra vehicles, a new crash site to brawl in, and also a boldly named Galaxy Gun that has the ability to shoot up to three players at once...

'Assassin's Creed Unity' Mobile Spin-Off Revealed as Honor9 Handset Exclusive - Coming to iOS and Android Later?

After the Assassin's Creed series took its much publicised break from the front lines during 2016 - which, apart from the debut of the Assassin's Creed Identity [$3.99] spin off in February of last year, also applied to mobile - the stealth stabbing series has truly come back with a vengeance in 2017. E3 revealed the upcoming Egyptian-themed Assassin's Creed Origins that looks mightily impressive, yesterday marked the surprise announcement of a bizarre mobile strategy RPG game named Assassin's Creed Rebellion, and it looks like a brand new title has also managed to leak out of Ubisoft this morning as well. Thanks to the suitably excellent detective skills and eagle vision of forum member TheMerc, what appears to be a 2D platforming spin-off of the French Revolution-themed Assassin's Creed Unity game has been revealed on Twitter. However, this version of the controversial entry in the series will be exclusively on Honor9 phones for sixth months, with no explicit details of a wider iOS launch at this early date...

The Last Warlock [$1.99] is a prime example of the old adage 'don't judge a book by its cover'. A quick glance at the blocky, voxel graphics reminiscent of Minecraft [$6.99], Crossy Road [Free] and the million imitations of both games that have spawned on the App Store since suggests a more iterative and casual experience. However, under the surface lies one of the more creative and in-depth turn-based strategy titles on the iPhone, as you trawl through dense maps with a number of magical summons and spells that take advantage of the flexibility that the basic graphical style permits. A significant single-player campaign combined with an awesome asynchronous multiplayer mode meant the game was extremely well received in our review back at its 2015 launch, and today The Last Warlock has gone on sale for the first time in two years at a bargain price of $1.99, this week only...

New iOS Games on Our Forums: 'Missile Cards', 'Laser Kitty Pow Pow', 'Fate/Grand Order' and More

It's Wednesday again, which means it's time to strap in for another dump truck full of new iOS games to try out. It's also apparently INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY, so, if you like typing in all caps, today is the day to ... celebrate ... that? Provided you don't care about terrible netiquette, that is. Anyway, this list is a little shorter than usual because I'm posting this way earlier in the day than I usually do. I've got some things to take care of super early this morning, but will definitely update this article with new things that pop up later in the day. Just wanted to get this out there!..

Dual-Character Puzzle Platformer 'Kalimba' Hits this Thursday with Same-Device Co-Op on iPad

Flashbulb Games is a company formed by the founding members of the gaming studio Press Play, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2012 and shuttered in May of last year. They've made it their mission to ensure that some of the best games put out by Press Play can live on under their new studio's moniker, and they've already done so in the mobile space by releasing the previously Windows-exclusive Tentacles: Enter the Mind [Free] onto iOS last November and re-releasing the previously Microsoft-published 2012 hit Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin [$2.99] to iOS in December. Their next big project was to bring Kalimba, a novel puzzle platformer released by Press Play in late 2014 on Xbox One and in the spring of 2015 on desktop, over to iOS. They were on the hunt for beta testers early last month, and it appears as if all systems are now go following that testing period as Kalimba is all set to arrive on the App Store this Thursday...

'Tacticool' Is a Cool-Looking 5v5 With Destructible Vehicles and 1-Minute Long Matches - Beta Starts Tomorrow

More and more developers are building competitive games that fit the mobile platform, and the upcoming Tacticool seems to be one of those games. The game is all about 1-minute long 5v5 matches that you play using a single button. And as you can see from the trailer below, the game has vehicles you can use to quickly take out your opponents or simply to allow your teammates to find some cover. The game has destructible cars, trains that occasionally cross the levels and kill anyone in their way, and more. The animations and visual look really good, and if the game controls well, it could be great fun to play...

'Desperate Housewives: The Game' Will Blend Murder-Mystery With Role-Playing

Many of you might not remember how big the Desperate Housewives TV show was, since it's been off the air for some time now, but the show had quite a big following. Now there's a game called, well, Desperate Housewives: The Game, coming to mobile soon that's hoping to blend the gameplay from games like Episodes and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and is aiming for an older demographic than other similar games...

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