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RPG Reload File 011 - 'Solomon's Keep'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we go digging in the boneyard looking for something to keep. Each week, we dust off an RPG from the App Store's past, offer it a nice cup of tea, and ask it how the family's doing. It's a bit of revisiting, a bit of reflecting, and sometimes just an excuse to dive into a great game deeper than our reviews usually allow. We love all kinds of RPGs here, and I'll always do my best to cover a wide variety of games, but I need your help, my friends. That's why once a month I'll be playing and writing about an RPG chosen by your majority vote. Wait, not so fast with that pen and paper! You can cast your vote through the power of modern technology simply by commenting down below or dropping in on the Official RPG Reload Club in the forums. The next reader's choice feature will take place in RPG Reload 013, which means this is your last week to get your vote in. At the moment, Baldur's Gate [$9.99] has a fairly commanding lead, but anything can happen in the world of imagination if you believe in yourself...

Strategy buffs listen up: Slitherine has unleashed their latest WWII-themed strategy game Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front [$19.99 (HD)] for the iPad. For whatever reason it didn't follow the typical weekly release schedule, and wasn't included in our list of new games last night, but it's definitely one you don't want to let slip through the cracks. As the name implies, the sequel to 2012's excellent Battle Academy focuses on the Easter Front and has you playing through 30 missions across 4 different campaigns as both the Axis and Soviet forces...

Remedy Entertainment, known for making games like Alan Wake, the original Max Payne [$2.99] and the original Death Rally [$0.99], have just released their first mobile-exclusive game, Agents of Storm [Free] to the App Store. This is a take on the free-to-play base builder formula, but with a singleplayer focus: players build out a base with defenses and units, going out on missions with their units, as their units automatically attack, with the goal being to destroy the enemy base in each level. There are social hooks to get assistance from friends and compete to have the biggest and best base, but if you're the anti-social type, this may be for you, though this is a free-to-play game and requires online connectivity...

Check Out the Stylish Trailer for the Upcoming 'Vektor: The Courier'

Turkish developer chkkll has a nifty upcoming endless action game coming out next Wednesday, called Vektor: The Courier. Players control a motorcycle rider, weaving through traffic, and fighting off other riders while dodging cars and just generally trying to stay alive as things get more intense. The score isn't shown while playing, so it's just about focusing on the task at hand. Check out the trailer to see the game and hear its soundtrack in action:..

'Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf' Launching Worldwide October 28th, New Trailer Released

Over a year ago, back in August of 2013, developer HeroCraft announced a card-based tactical strategy game set in the Warhammer universe called Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf. The initial screens looked great, and the following December a brief trailer was released that gave us a glimpse at the game in action. A lot of time has passed since then, but today HeroCraft has finally announced a worldwide release date for Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf. It's coming next Tuesday, October 28th. Here's a brand new gameplay trailer...

Foursaken Media Officially Announce 'Heroes and Castles 2'

Regular readers of our site know that we're big fans of Foursaken Media, and it's almost a running joke by now just how productive the team of four brothers is at pumping out new iOS games. It seems like just after they release a new game, they're right there the next day announcing their next game, and once THAT game releases, they announced yet another new game, and so on and so forth. The funny thing is, every time they're ready to announce a new game, there's a bunch of devoted fans in our forums hoping and praying that the new game will be Heroes and Castles 2, a sequel to the beloved original. Well, good news! The "Foursaken Cycle" is continuing, and after their release of Puzzle to the Center of the Earth [Free] just yesterday, the team has finally officially announced Heroes and Castles 2 in our forums. Here are a bunch of early screen shots...

Square Enix's excellent Hitman-themed puzzle strategy game Hitman GO [$1.99] has just been updated with a new classic level pack and iCloud integration, and it's on sale again for just $1.99. The new chapter of levels is called "St. Petersburg Stakeout" and is based off of the same level from the 2002 console game Hitman 2: Silent Assassin. The new pack contains 8 levels, and if you remember that St. Petersburg Stakeout level from Hitman 2, you'll definitely recognize it here too...

Out Now: 'NHL 2K', 'Tilt to Live: Gauntlet's Revenge', 'Puzzle to the Center of the Earth', 'Mmm Fingers', 'Ghostbusters Pinball' and Much More

Here we go folks, another Wednesday night/almost Thursday morning and another huge batch of new iOS games have hit the US App Store. This week is particularly strong, with a new game from Foursaken Media, a new entry in the classic Tilt to Live series, a desperately-needed NHL hockey game for mobile, and just so much more. Make sure you take your time looking through the entire list below and checking out impressions in the forum threads, and as always let us know what you're picking up in the comments below...

Ahoy hoy retro RPG enthusiasts, here's some very welcoming news: Square Enix has just updated their iOS port of Final Fantasy V [$15.99] with iCloud save syncing and MFi game controller support. As the update descriptions says, "Game data saved with iCloud can now be shared across devices! At home or away, on your iPhone or iPad, pick the play style that's best for you." Neat! The update description also mentions now supporting the Logitech PowerShell Controller specifically, but as was the case with a similar update to Final Fantasy VI, the game does indeed work with a Steel Series Stratus and I'd imagine all the other MFi controllers as well...

As fans of Pixbits' Junk Jack X [$4.99] are well aware, the developers of the 2D crafting adventure game are always on top of holiday-themed and seasonal content updates. With Halloween approaching at the end of this month, Pixbits has pushed out their latest update for Junk Jack X, and it's stuffed like a scarecrow with all sorts of spooky new goodies. There's a new Halloween biome, new mobs like a Zombie Witch and Black Cat, spiders that will drop from trees (yuck), new Halloween cooking recipes, and lots more...

Have you ever played Big Buck Hunter and thought "I'm so good at this game, they should pay me to play it?" Well, there are the Big Buck Hunter World Championships in Minneapolis on October 24th, which I have just learned are a thing and are sponsored by both Old Milwaukee beer and Twitch, which is an amzing combination of sponsors. You can actually watch the tournament being streamed on Twitch this weekend. But I fear it might be a bit late to enter for this year's tournament. But the good news is that the iOS Big Buck Hunter Pro Tournament Edition [Free] is trying to make your dreams of winning money for playing Big Buck Hunter come true...

'Train Conductor 3' Resurrects The Voxel Agents' 2010 Train Puzzler

The Voxel Agents have announced that they are working on Train Conductor 3, the latest in their series, of, well, train conducting games. Apparently Australians don't mess around with the names of games. Look at Fruit Ninja [$0.99 / Free], or Jetpack Joyride [Free], both games that accurately describe what they are. So goes Train Conductor. The third entry in the series, the first since Train Conductor 2: USA [$1.99], which came out in 2010 but was recently updated for the iPhone 6/+, takes the train action to Europe and the Golden Age of steam trains, helping to get trains to their destinations all over Europe. One of the new challenges to take on are curved tracks, which will throw a wrinkle into preventing train collisions...

'Galactic Keep: Dice Battles' Development Update Indicates Game May be Near Completion

Galactic Keep: Dice Battles is still in the works, and Gilded Skull has just posted a development update on our forums about the latest addition to the upcoming game. The first 'core' module of the game has been done, with scripted events completed, maps balanced out and all that good stuff. They're working on mid-battle saving as well, before getting to final bug fixes and play balancing. The light's at the end of the tunnel for this game to finally see the light of day!..

Rovio's got a curious new title out today from their new LVL11 publishing initiative, called Retry [Free]. It's seemingly their take on the whole Flappy Bird craze, asking, can we make a challenging arcade-style game with pixel art...but also make it free-to-play friendly, and with a three star system? Sure! Players control a plane with a single tap-and-hold, which allows it fly upwards and spin backwards. This is a problem as the goal is generally to fly forwards to the end goal. So, light tapping is needed to stay on the straight and narrow, with coins to collect and even secret paths to find in the game's levels. ..

Check Out the Alpha Trailer for 'Crashlands' from the Creators of 'Quadropus Rampage'

Butterscotch Shenanigans, creators of one of the isometric roguelike-inspired Quadropus Rampage [Free], have been hard at work on Crashlands, their next full game. This is agenre-crossing game that will mix together survival gameplay, collecting and managing resources in harsh environments, with RPG hack 'n slash action, with Minecraft-style crafting and building elements. There will also be the ability to tame all the creatures you meet in the world, with narrative elements to help tie everything together. It's not quite a sandbox game – there's an actual story traveling through here...

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