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Back in September, Square Enix released Dragon Quest 3 [$9.99] on the Japanese App Store, and now the game has been released worldwide in English for people outside of the game's home country to play. They got the spelling right on this one, too – no DARGON QUEST shenanigans this time. While there's kind of a wonky release order – we got the fourth game before we got the first three – at least the collection is starting to fill out for fans of the series. Like other ports in the games, this has been optimized for portrait mode play. As originally reported by our Shaun Musgrave, the graphics are based on the Super Famicom (Super NES in the US) remake, and not the Famicom original, and the music is symphonic remakes. ..

'Call of Duty: Heroes' Guide - Tips to Win Without Spending Real Money

While it’s not exactly a groundbreaking free-to-play base builder, Call of Duty: Heroes [Free] is still a pretty decent freemium title. Our review mentioned that the game itself is a bit more forgiving in some aspects of it freemium elements, but like all similar titles, there are still plenty of timers and opportunities to shell out for premium currency. For folks new to the genre — and even for those veterans that know what they’re doing — we’ve compiled some tips to help you get the most out of the game without necessarily resorting to shelling out...

Out Now: 'Game of Thrones', 'Bean Dreams', 'Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut', 'Fist of Jesus', 'Roller Polar', 'Tomb Raider II', 'Boulder Jack' and More

It's midnight somewhere in the US, which means it's time for a whole batch of new iOS games to hit the App Store. From my perspective, you might as well just rename today "Bean Dreams Launch Day" and make it an unofficial holiday so everyone can have the day off and play through Kumobius's latest. Nostalgia buffs will have their hands full with both Shadowrun: Dragonfall and Tomb Raider II. And of course, the highly-anticipated Game of Thrones game from Telltale is now out on mobile after launching on other platforms earlier this week. Check out the full list below and let us know what you've got your eye on...

'Tomb Raider 2' is Out Now Worldwide

'Tomb Raider 2' is Out Now Worldwide

December 3rd, 2014 12:26 PM EST by Carter Dotson in Featured, News, Release
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Square Enix has unearthed an early release day surprise for y'all, as Tomb Raider 2 [$1.99] is now out worldwide, ahead of when games normally release across the globe on Wednesday. This is a port of the Playstation One-era game starring Lara Croft, with widescreen visuals, though the game hasn't gotten too much of a visual revamping since its original release. This does come with both the original game and its expansion "The Golden Mask" which originally was only available for PC. It still looks like a game from 1997, just running in HD now! ..

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Bean Dreams', 'Elune Saga', Shadowrun: Dragonfall' and More

Christmas comes early for me, and other folks who loved Bean's Quest [$2.99] with the release of Bean Dreams tonight. Bean's Quest is/was one of my favorite iOS platformers, as it manages to flawlessly bridge the gap of providing an easy and cute game for people who want to ignore bonus objectives while giving hardcore gamers who want to hit things like the maximum jump count for a level something to endlessly pour over. Clever stuff...

Update Mondays: 'Junk Jack X', 'Threes!', 'Candy Crush Saga', 'Duet Game', And More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. It's been a heck of a week for updates between holiday stuff and Apple's RED fundraiser, so you want to prepare a cup of tea for this one, it's a bit of a long read. 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!..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

Best iPhone and iPad Games of the Week: 11/28/14 - 'Earn to Die 2', 'Joe Dever's Lone Wolf', 'Sunburn!', 'Vigil RPG', and Zengrams

The American holiday Thanksgiving and the American kinda-sorta holiday Black Friday really messed our week up this week. The iTunes release cycle was crazy (Which is why we've got two Out Now posts), new was almost non-existent, and most of the TouchArcade crew was either travelling to family or spending time with family. So, our review output was also odd. Our top rated games this week were all four star reviews. Here they are:..

‘Vainglory’ Guide - Tips and Tricks for Victory and Glory

Vainglory [Free / Free (HD)] certainly isn’t the first MOBA to hit iOS. However, with its impressive visuals and incredibly balanced heroes and gameplay, it’s probably the most popular title in the genre right now.  For folks new to title or even to the genre, we thought we’d compile some tips and tricks regarding MOBAs in general as well as Vainglory in specific...

RPG Reload File 016 - 'Ravensword: The Fallen King'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome back to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where killing giants rats is always on the menu, but eating them is a rare treat. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past. Do we do this for honor? For glory? No, we do this because there are lots of great RPGs worth revisiting, and it's nice to break out of the weekly update cycle now and then. I try to choose a wide variety of RPGs to cover in this feature, but for the sake of balance, I throw the choice over to you, the reader, once per month. The next reader's choice Reload is next week, where I'll be covering Silversword [$3.99]. We actually had a tie this time around, so it went to a coin toss. Sorry, Avernum [$9.99 (HD)], maybe next time!..

Out Now: 'Proun+', 'Bounce On Back', 'Hex:99', 'Wicked Lair', 'BattleLore: Command', 'Trouble With Robots' and More

It's a major holiday week here in the US with Thanksgiving tomorrow, so things are a bit slow on the new game release front. That said, things picked up a bit since our post this morning listing all the games that had hit the New Zealand App Store. There are definitely quite a few strong titles tonight, with the likes of Proun+, Bounce On Back, Wicked Lair and more. Check out the list below and if you're the Thanksgiving-celebrating type, have a happy and safe holiday!..

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Astro Boy Flight', 'Color Ranger', 'Dwelp' and More

Before everyone goes wild on calling this a weak week, remember apps are typically "released" on a Thursday, and this Thursday is the US holiday Thanksgiving. As is customary for this time of year, there's a stupid amount of games on sale, so while there might not be a whole lot that interests you this week, maybe divert your weekly App Store purchasing funds to filling out your catalog with older games you might've missed which are now substantially cheaper instead?..

Exclusive 'Hearthstone' Goblins vs Gnomes Card Reveal: Whirling Zap-o-matic

Blizzard has been teasing tons of new cards from the upcoming Hearthstone [Free (HD)] expansion Goblins vs Gnomes, which is right on track with Hearthstone Senior Game Designer Ben Brode's plans he's mentioned on Twitter. Like most (all?) collectible card games releasing a new set, all of the cards will be spoiled (That's the term they use in the Magic world, anyway) before the release of Goblins vs Gnomes. The best place I've found to keep an eye on all of the cards that have been revealed all over the internet is this page on Hearthpwn, but today we've got our own reveal, which I'm sure will be listed there soon enough as well...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Crossy Road'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

Best iPhone and iPad Games of the Week: 11/21/14 - 'Crossy Road', 'Vainglory', 'XCOM', and 'Crystal Siege'

This week it seems like we're handing out five star reviews like it's going out of style, but all of these games are great and two of them won't even cost you a penny to play, basically ever. That's pretty awesome, right? Anyway, it's probably safe to get used to weeks like this, at least for the next couple weeks, as the end of the year is almost fully upon us...

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