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Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. I hope you're all enjoying your holiday weekend, unless you happen to be in a country where it's not a holiday, in which case... welcome to the week. I'm trying to take it a little easy this week, but I still found some good stuff for you to look at over your morning chocolate eggs. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

It Looks like the 2D Zelda-Like 'Ittle Dew 2' Is Heading to iOS and Android

The App Store is no stranger to Zelda-like games. In fact Oceanhorn [$7.99] made quite the name for itself when it was originally shown off for how good it looked for a mobile game at the time and how it took inspiration from The Legend of Zelda. Fast forward to today and we even have Oceanhorn 2 set for release but neither of these is inspired from the 2D Zelda games. That’s where Ittle Dew 2 comes into the picture. Ludosity’s sequel to Ittle Dew built upon the game and is a great 2D Zelda-like experience with a lot of charm. Watch the trailer for it below:..




Zen Studios just does not let up when it comes to releasing cool new licensed pinball games for their suite of digital pinball games. Last month saw the release of three new tables based around the Jurassic Park franchise in anticipation of the new Jurassic World movie releasing this June, and now Zen is ready to go back to one of their most rock-solid licenses with two brand new Star Wars tables arriving next month. These two tables are based on the most recent Star Wars film The Last Jedi, and as with all of Zen's stuff feature some incredulous action and top-notch visuals. Here's a trailer showing off both new The Last Jedi tables, followed by the official descriptions for both which, if you haven't seen the movie yet, might be considered light spoilers...

Late last month, Polish developer Lichthund and Canadian publisher Noodlecake unleashed the German-themed fury of Lichtspeer [$3.99] into the iOS App Store, nearly creating an international incident. We fell in love with the absurdity of Lichtspeer when we first saw a preview of it during GDC last year, and were a bit sad to see that the game was available on pretty much every platform besides iOS before finally launching a month ago. But the multi-platform fun doesn't end there, as today Lichtspeer has also arrived on Android via the Google Play Store and the iOS version has received a free update which adds in Apple TV support. Yes, Lichtspeer on your Apple TV for free if you already own the iOS version. Do note that the Apple TV version requires the use of an MFi controller, and the iOS version's MFi support has been improved as of this update just for good measure...

'Marvel Strike Force' Guide - How to Assemble a Great Team for Free

Marvel Strike Force [Free] is the kind of game that you would have assumed already existed. It's a turn-based strategy RPG that has you gather five Marvel superheroes, villains, or in some cases, a mixture of both, and pit them against the teams of other players (asynchronously, alas) or waves of AI opponents from the movies and comics. If comparisons are more your thing, it's a lot like Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes except with Marvel characters and by a different developer, FoxNext Games. Even if you've never played that game, chances are you've played something similar on mobile and Marvel Strike Force won't be extremely difficult for you to grasp...

'Fortnite' 3.4 Is a Big Update That Includes the Guided Missile, Better Visuals on Mobile, and More

Epic Games just released a big patch for Fortnite [Free] on all platforms. Patch 3.4 that has been available on iOS for a few hours now as of writing, and includes various bug fixes and new features. While the patch includes a ton of additions for all platforms, the iOS specific fixes and enhancements include various alerts for unsupported devices and some new graphical enhancements. When it comes to visuals, 4x MSAA is now available for Fortnite on iOS across all supported devices. Speaking of supported devices, Fortnite will now display an incompatible device alert letting the user know that they need a device with 2GB RAM for working. Whispers and party text chat are also now available on the mobile version. ..

This past December, Dontnot Entertainment and Square Enix released their well-received 2015 console and PC narrative adventure game Life is Strange [Free]on iOS. It's an episodic game that's split into five episodes, and the way it works on iOS is that your initial purchase lands you the first episode with subsequent episodes available as IAP. While we absolutely enjoyed playing this game on the touchscreen back in December, it was only really part of the game as only the first three episodes were available initially. Well that changes today as a new update has arrived for Life is Strange on iOS which adds in the final two episodes as DLC. ..

Last year, SEGA released two Football Manager games on the App Store and Google Play for both smartphones and tablets. If you aren’t aware, the Mobile variant is more toned down compared to the Touch variant that is on tablets only. The Mobile variant is also cheaper and runs on more devices across the board given its lower requirements. Today, both Football Manager Mobile 2018 [$8.99] and Football Manager Touch 2018 [$19.99 (HD)] are down to their lowest prices ever at 50% off. ..

Developer Rebel Twins releases all kinds of awesome, highly-polished games, and in the spring of 2015 they released yet another one in Dragon Hills. It mashed up several types of gameplay mechanics into one cohesive experience, with a dash of Tiny Wings here and a dose of Death Worm there, and we enjoyed it a lot in our review. Last fall Rebel Twins released a sequel that amped up an already great game in pretty much every way. We loved Dragon Hills 2 [$2.99] in our review, and after about 6 months of being on the market a significant update is heading to the game on April 5th. Check out the new trailer showcasing what's in the update...

'Fighting Fantasy Classics' Review - A Doorway to Adventure

Although they've been branching out in some big ways in recent years, Tin Man Games is still best known for one thing: digital gamebooks. Whether wholly original works like their Gamebook Adventures series or adaptations of physical books like the Fighting Fantasy line, Tin Man's gamebooks generally have featured excellent presentation while remaining quite faithful to the paperbacks that inspired them. They've released quite a few such titles on mobile, but it's been a little while since the last one came out. Fighting Fantasy Classics [Free] is Tin Man's return to digital versions of traditional gamebooks, and what a comeback it is...

If you've been on the TouchArcade Discord recently, you'll undoubtedly be acutely aware of what Fortnite [Free] is, as what seems like everyone who owns an iPhone has been desperately looking for invite codes to try out the title early. We've had a steady stream of codes appear on our server, and while we've dispensed of the hundreds that Epic directly provided us, many kindhearted members of our community have been paying it forward with their spare invites, which is particularly heartwarming to see. However, despite this Fortnite excitement, a slightly more classic fad has started to fight back. You may have written off Pokemon GO [Free], but the Pokecord Discord bot has provided surprisingly authentic and perilously addictive Pokemon catching action on our server, and is a great way to kill time while looking out for codes. And to celebrate this fantastic new bot, I'm going to give away my Fortnite invite codes to the three best Pokecord trainers this week...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Pocket Build', 'Jetpack Joyride', 'Cooking Dash', 'Shadow Fight 3', and More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. So, this was a bit of a quiet week in terms of updates. It's almost as though game developers were busy with some sort of stuff the last several days or something. Anyway, I tried to find some interesting updates, and I think we've got an okay batch here. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

Death Squared [$2.99] is a perfect example of how I believe the Switch/Mobile dichotomy can positively affect the App Store. While at its heart a relatively straightforward puzzle caper, Death Squared exuded charm in every detail, and conjured up an impressive Portal-esque feel with its presentation and polish. However, while the game achieved significant success on the Switch, its premium mobile release has proven to be slightly less profitable. Even though its $6.99 price point was still a substantial saving on its console brother, Death Squared failed to make a splash when it launched on the App Store in February. In an attempt to reach an even greater audience with their latest creation, developer SMG Studios has announced that an Android version of Death Squared will launch this weekend, which will coincide with a $3.99 sale for the title across its mobile platforms...

iOS fads have come and gone, and if our Discord server is anything to go by, Fortnite [Free] is the latest one that is occupying the minds of the mobile gaming community. However, just under two years ago, things were different - rather than trying to snag free codes through any means possible, people were walking the streets and catching creatures in Pokemon GO [Free]. I'm still playing Niantic's augmented reality smash hit, so they've obviously got something right over the course of the past few years, and the incremental addition of Pokemon has gone some way to keeping my interest. In that case, this really is the big one for trainers around the world - today, Niantic have hinted that the mythical Pokemon Mew from Red, Blue and Yellow will be appearing in Pokemon GO later this week. But, rather that the typical raid distribution of legendaries, you are tasked with completing special tasks for Professor Willow to learn more about the 151st Pokemon and how to obtain it...

As expected, PUBG Mobile [Free] is doing brilliantly on the App Store charts. If you aren’t aware, there are 2 official PUBG mobile games by Tencent in China. The one that has released worldwide is the one that is more faithful to the PC version of PUBG. It has been developed by Lightspeed and in my own experience plays and looks better than the base Xbox One version of the game. Today, PUBG Corporation and Tencent announce a big milestone for the game. It is now one of the fastest games to hit number 1 in downloads in more than 100 countries and areas...

Do you want Fortnite [Free] mobile invite codes? Hit up our Discord server. Why? Because TouchArcade is no more. The former rulers have been deposed. Welcome to an exciting new era in the website's history, as Carter and I officially cut the red tape for FortniteArcade, where we'll be keeping you in touch with the latest in Fortnite mobile gaming. Okay, there hasn't really been a coup - Eli and Jared are just at GDC, and we're still writing about loads of other awesome mobile games that have been released recently, but Fortnite (and arguably to a lesser extent PUBG Mobile [Free]) are the talk of the town of late. However, rather than discussion on that sweet, sweet victory royale, many people are still stuck in limbo waiting for an invite code to dive into the Fortnite action. If you haven't been able to jump off the magic starting bus as of yet, don't worry - TouchArcade staff and keen community members are giving away numerous Fortnite invite codes for free on the Discord server...

With all the excitement of GDC, as well as the stratospheric hype surrounding the likes of Fortnite and PUBG Mobile, a few outstanding releases have slipped through the cracks. Despite these huge launches, it's likely that Nano Golf: Puzzle Putting [Free] - the latest effort from retro indie darlings Nitrome - will occupy the majority of my attention in the coming weeks. As you may have guessed from its name, Nano Golf features a more methodical, puzzle-focused take on its mini golf peers. And even beyond Nitrome's trademark pixel-art aesthetic, Nano Golf is going even more basic and colorful in its graphical design, more akin to the original NES than their previous work. I can't put my finger on it, but a combination of all these elements has resulted in an extremely enticing package, and the sort of game I can totally imagine myself losing many hours to on the daily commute. If you're similarly smitten, Nano Golf: Puzzle Putting is available to download on the App Store and Google Play today...

Watch 'Harry Potter' Actors, Fans Get Hype About 'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery'

We're still not 100 percent sure when Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is going to be gracing our phones and tablets, though it's already made it's first cautious inroads toward release. In the meantime, Jam City has been doing an excellent job keeping the hype train to the Wizarding World fully fueled so we can all hop on at Platform 9 3/4 when the time arrives...

'Stickman Soccer 2018' is Aiming for Elite Arcade Football Excellence This May, and Is Looking for Beta Testers

Football is simultaneously the only thing I care about, and the thing I despise the most. It makes no sense, but this dichotomy sustains me, and is also surprisingly accurate for describing the soccer iOS scene as a whole. Some titles, such as the excellent Football Manager Touch 2018 [$19.99 (HD)], occupy most of my waking minutes, while others send me into spirals of uncontrollable rage (see any recent FIFA mobile release for more). I'm hoping Stickman Soccer 2018 is in the former camp - off the back of its wildly successful series of football titles, Djinnworks are here with what is dubbed their 'biggest release ever', as improvements, content additions and features are added left, right and centre. While it doesn't look like a huge departure from the previous Stickman Soccer 2016 [Free] iteration, more of the same solid arcade action is certainly welcome, and hopefully it'll provide a fun distraction before the 2018 World Cup when it launches later in May. If you really can't wait, sign up for the beta test on our forums today...

Charming Cartoon Beat-Em-Up 'Golem Rage' Is Charging Onto the App Store on April 12th - Sign up for Our Exclusive Beta Test Here

With all the noise surrounding the huge, sprawling battle royale games like Fortnite [Free] and PUBG Mobile [Free], it's easy to forget that there are other upcoming App Store titles to be excited about in 2018. It's been a really long time coming - I first wrote about the game back in June 2016 - but it looks like the end is finally in sight for the development of the promising cartoon beat-em-up Golem Rage. We were impressed in our previous glimpses of the game and how it managed to develop from a rough concept to a charming and chaotic complete package over time, and the final trailer only emphasises the progression made as you look to bash, crash and smash through an eclectic array of enemies. Golem Rage has a firm iOS release date of April 12th (with Android launching soon after), and as a reward for the TouchArcade community's continuous support throughout development, and creators have provided an exclusive TestFlight beta preview for members on our forum thread...

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