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Nival's 'Etherlords' Brings World-Building and RPG Battling to the App Store on September 4th

Nival, creators of Defenders [Free], known as Prime World: Defenders outside of iOS, and King's Bounty: Legions [Free], have announced Etherlords, coming September 4th for iOS, boldly forgoing the "Title: Subtitle" format of their previous games. As well, they're trying to make a free-to-play game that is much more player-friendly than similar titles...

'Toast Time' Gets New Levels on August 27th

August 21st, 2014 5:04 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Updates
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Force of Habit's Toast Time [$2.99] was well-beloved last year, nabbing a 5-star rating from us. This arena shooter took some notes from Super Crate Box [$1.99] but really stood out as its own original action game. Now, six months after the game's iOS release, Toast Time is getting a new level pack in a free update, releasing on August 27th...

In late June, one of our eagle-eyed forum members spotted a game called Assassin's Creed Memories on Ubisoft's digital gaming service Uplay. The brief description in Uplay pointed to Memories being a card battling game set in the Assassin's Creed universe, and in mid-July that was confirmed when the game soft-launched in the App Store in select territories. As of today though, all that soft-launch business is over and Assassin's Creed Memories [Free] is now officially available...

Square Enix Montreal's stylized, puzzle-fied take on the Hitman series, Hitman GO [$1.99], is currently on sale for just two bucks, down from its normal price of $4.99. This is the first time the game has been on sale since it launched this past April. If you somehow haven't heard of Hitman GO these past few months, it's a turn-based puzzle game built around the Hitman series of games. Each level has you trying to take out a target or targets and get to an endpoint, and it's all dressed up with really neat diorama-style visuals. Here's a trailer...

If you're a big Star Trek fan then this should interest you: YesGnome's simulation game based on the iconic series, Star Trek Trexels [Free], has added brand new content based on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and to celebrate they've dropped the price of the game to free for the first time since releasing last December. I have to admit that when Star Trek Trexels first came out, I became pretty obsessed with it. The game has a heavy Tiny Tower vibe as you slowly build out your own Starship Enterprise with various types of rooms and put together a crew to run it all. As you explore the galaxy, you'll embark on missions of diplomacy, scientific discovery, and of course combat. It's certainly not the deepest experience in the world, but it's oddly compelling and does great Star Trek fan service...

Throwback First-Person Dungeon Crawler 'Legend of Grimrock' Still Coming to iOS

Way back in August of 2011, almost three years ago to the day in fact, we first heard about an old-school style first-person dungeon crawler called Legend of Grimrock from then-brand-new studio Almost Human. The game looked gorgeous, and at the time was planned for a release on PC, Mac and iOS before the end of 2011. Well, that didn't quite happen, and it wasn't until April of the following year that Legend of Grimrock launched on PC, and not until that December that it launched on Mac and Linux. And the iOS port, that didn't come along until… well, we're still waiting for that one...

I've talked about it on the podcast before, but I've been waiting for the whole enchilada of The Walking Dead: Season 2 [$4.99] before jumping in, as I really don't like waiting for episodes between cliffhanger endings. I think Lost might be responsible for just finally pushing me over the edge on that, as anyone who followed along with that show as it aired can undoubtedly attest to. The last episode is coming next week, and here's the spoiler-laden trailer:..

RPG Reload File 002 - 'Chrono Trigger'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome back to RPG Reload, the regular weekly feature where we jump into the time machines in our minds and take another look at an iOS RPG from days past. All types of RPGs are welcome here, and just to make sure things don't get tilted entirely towards my tastes, each month I'll be playing and writing about a game chosen by you. Right now, it's looking very much like The Quest Gold [$7.99] will be the topic of RPG Reload 004, but if you have a different idea, please make your voice heard in the comments below. I also encourage you to share your thoughts on the topic game in the comments, and if you have some spare gaming time, fire it up and play along in the RPG Reload Club thread in our forums...

Well, this is it, Naxxramas is over. We've had five awesome weeks of new content in Hearthstone [Free (HD)]. In the words of Dr. Seuss, "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." That might be a little over-dramatic. Anyway, this last part of Naxx is super cool, and continues to totally nail the feel of the actual World of Warcraft boss fights in card game form. This whole expansion is going to be hard to top...

They say bad news comes in threes, and in the world of iOS gaming that apparently means fantastic IP which historically has been responsible for some phenomenal games being relegated to Clash of Clans knockoffs. We saw it last week with the soft launch of Call of Duty: Heroes, The Simpsons: Tapped Out going Clash, and now this week fulfills the prophecy of threes with the worldwide launch of Star Wars: Commander [Free], yet another build a base and attack other bases Clash of Clans-like free to play game...

Out Now: 'Swing Copters', 'Deep Under The Sky', 'Spooklands', 'Pac-Man Forever', 'Motorsport Manager' and More

Here we are at another Wednesday night already, and another big batch of new iOS games have just hit the US App Store. One new game that is especially noteworthy is Swing Copters, as it's the newest game from Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen. Will this one reach that same level of popularity? I think it might just be too hard for a repeat performance, but we'll see. Also be sure to check out Spooklands, which is finally available after a false-start release a couple weeks back, and Deep Under The Sky which is the new game from Incredipede creator Colin Northway. I also included The Firm and They Need To Be Fed 3 in the list even though they already launched earlier this week because you shouldn't miss out on either...

'Zombie Highway 2' Details Spilling Out Like So Many Zombies' Entrails

Zombie Highway 2 is coming. Auxbrain's hit kill-zombies-with-a-car simulator was much beloved in its original Zombie Highway [$0.99 / Free] incarnation, and last year saw Zombie Highway: Driver's Ed [$0.99], not a true sequel but definitely a sign of things to come for the series. Zombie Highway 2 is coming this fall. Kevin Pazirandeh of Auxbrain recently did a Twitch stream covering what the game will have now: here's an archive of the whole thing:..

Back in May of this year, developer Yakuto released their first iOS game called Table Tennis Touch [$3.99]. It was a table tennis game, obviously, that featured incredible graphics along with gameplay that straddled the line between simulation and arcade. Yakuto totally nailed it with Table Tennis Touch, as it was a blast to play, had a lot of content and was very challenging. The game initially sold for four dollars and offered completely optional "Boosts" as in-app purchase items which would allow you to hit harder and add more spin to your shots...

With the Madden series faltering in the mobile space the past few years, there aren't a whole lot of options for gamers looking for an American football fix on the go. If you're not in the market for a simulation-style game, then developer Run Games' Football Heroes [Free] is one of the best football games out there. It's an extremely over-the-top, arcadey game of football, but the most important thing is that it's a heck of a lot of fun. It launched last November and has seen several updates in the months since, but Run Games had been hard at work on something big for Football Heroes, and this week a massive update went live for the game officially rebranding it as Football Heroes 2015. Just in time for the NFL season!..

The Final 'Hearthstone' Curse of Naxxramas Expansion Area, The Frostwyrm Lair, is Now Open

I almost feel like we've been spoiled over the last five weeks with all the new content that's been slowly drizzled in to Hearthstone [Free (HD)], as I'm not sure what I'm going to do next weekend when I open the game up and aren't greeted with the announcement that a new wing has been opened. But, on the up side, now that the whole new card pool is released, we can figure out some great new decks that shift up the metagame even more...

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