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If you're playing Gamevil's new baseball game MLB Perfect Inning 15 [Free] and want to get some cool player cards for free, we've got the hookup. Use the code TOUCHARCADE in the game, and you will get 5 Pro Drafts for free. This code is good until May 30th, and can only be used once. To redeem it, go to the game's home screen, and select the "Event" button. Then, choose the "Enter your promo code here" banner. Type in the TOUCHARCADE code, and you'll get your five free Pro Drafts in your mailbox in the game...

To celebrate the release of Stealth Inc. 2 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows (via the Humble Bundle store), Curve Digital has slashed the price of it's iOS predecessor. For this weekend only, you can snatch Stealth Inc. [$4.99] for free on the App Store...

In Hearthstone's [Free] mythos, Blackrock Spire is the first line of defense against all who would threaten Blackwing's domain. Your mission in week three of Blackrock Mountain Adventure (BRM) is to take down all the ogres, orcs, and dragonspawn protecting its halls and gather the spoils, some very interesting cards...

RPG Reload File 034 - 'King Of Dragon Pass'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we deal exclusively in cows. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to revisit it and see how it's doing in the modern day. It's a chance for a bit of reflection and a deeper dive than the usual TouchArcade reviews allow for. The RPG genre is a pretty wide one that covers a lot of different kinds of games, and I try to present a good variety from week to week. That said, everyone has their blind spots, and to help cover mine, I ask for a suggestion from the readers to feature once per month. The next reader's choice article will be in RPG Reload File 037, so get your choice in soon by commenting below, posting in the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the forums, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload...

'Shooting Stars' Has a Cat That Shoots Rainbow Lasers

Bloodirony Games has just announced their new game Shooting Stars, and it's looking like quite the spectacle. They're describing it as a shoot 'em up with roguelike elements...and a bearded dude with glasses on a hoverboard, holding a cat that shoots rainbow lasers. The dude's name is Tscherno, and he must try to save Earth from being taken over by evil aliens who have taken the form of celebrities to control all human life. A sacred rainbow unicorn has given you the mission to free the celebrities – because truly, the are the future – and to fight back those evil aliens. Check out the radical trailer:..

Jeff Vogel's Spiderweb Software has been making incredibly deep RPGs for the past two decades, with many of those titles making their way over to the iPad where they seemed quite at home. The latest from Spiderweb to grace the iPad was to be Avernum 2: Crystal Souls, which was scheduled to launch this week. Unfortunately, that won't be happening, and for the foreseeable future Spiderweb Software will no longer be developing their games for iOS at all...

As if to purposefully thwart our attempts to collate each week's iOS releases in one neat post, Square Enix went off and released a new game today without a hint of warning. Masters of the Masks [Free] is a free-to-play role-playing game developed by a small outfit called Lastmoon Games...

Shaken, Not Stirred: 'I Am Bread' Developer Bossa Studios Announces 'Spy_Watch,' a Spy Sim for Apple Watch

With all of the consternation and hot takes about the Apple Watch, it's hard to believe that a. it was only announced a month ago and b. it's not even out yet. Today, Bossa Studios joined the slowly-swelling ranks of developers making games for the thing by announcing Spy_Watch...

Pocket Gems is a company that largley focuses on games aimed at casual, mainstream audiences, what with Tap Pet Hotel [Free] and Runway Life [Free]. So if you saw their new game War Dragons [Free] and didn't realize it was Pocket Gems, I wouldn't be surprised. It's quite a gritty departure from everything they've previously put out. Well, it turns out that they're looking to really expand their portfolio of games into something more for a core audience. And why not do that by making a PVP multiplayer game where you breed dragons, and then fight with those dragons against other people?..

Yesterday was, for most Americans, the deadline to file taxes for 2014, and never has Jesus' admonition that "It it most blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35) rung so hollow. Not so for Joost van Dongen: today is the Dutch designer's birthday, and he's slashed the price of his tube-runner, Proun+ [$0.99] to celebrate. ..

While the world goes crazy over the Apple Watch, let's not forget that there are other smartwatches out there. If you're an Android Wear user, you have a pretty cool leg up on Apple Watch owners, as Monument Valley [$3.99] developers Ustwo released a series of stylish watch faces for Android Wear, and they're looking pretty great, from a few more traditional ones to the utterly abstract. If you're a fan of their style, check them out:..

'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' 3rd Adventure Wing Open - Welcome to Blackrock Spire

It's been a busy week for Hearthstone[Free], with the iPhone app finally arriving, and it's about to get busier. Blackrock Spire, the third wing of Blackrock Mountain Adventure (BRM) has just opened its gates to all who dare enter. Get ready to face Highlord Omokk, General Drakkisath, and Rend Blackhand in a fight to (their) death...

Amazon Game Studios announced earlier this year that they were going to start making games for iOS along with their typical Fire releases, and the first game as part of that arrangement has just released on the App Store: Lost Within [$6.99], developed by Human Head Studios, known for Prey. This is a survival horror game where you find yourself exploring a strange, worn-down mental institution, trying to stay alive from the modified human horrors now wandering the halls. You'll scrounge up materials and flee to safety, trying to distract your foes as taking them on is not the best course of action. It actually has a kind of BioShock [$9.99] vibe in terms of trying to escape more powerful enemies, though this is definitely more touch-friendly than that ever was!..

'Halo' Comes to the iPhone: 'Halo: Spartan Assault' and 'Halo: Spartan Strike' Now Available

Well, I'll be. This week just keeps getting better. Moments ago not one but two different Halo games hit the App Store. Halo: Spartan Assault [$5.99] and Halo: Spartan Strike [$5.99] are now available for download on the App Store. Each feature 30 levels of Halo-y gameplay, and it's a little weird they're not just one app because of how similar they both seem. We got a hands on of the game at E3, back when it was locked away in the Windows exclusivity prison:..

This week’s event in DeNA’s Final Fantasy: Record Keeper [Free] offers players the opportunity to recruit a character that’s probably near and dear to the hearts of most fans of the series. Yes, folks the beloved Aerith Gainsborough from Final Fantasy VII fame can be yours to do battle with if you partake in the ‘Sector 7 Countdown to Destruction’ event. The story backdrop has you assisting Aerith in making sure that Shinra doesn’t succeed in collapsing the Sector 7 plates, which would cause mass destruction to the folks living in the area. Of course, we all know that the story is just an excuse to partake in some battles, and as usual we have some tips to help you out in case you’re having some trouble with this event...

'WWE 2K' Hits the App Store

April 16th, 2015 2:17 AM EDT by Eli Hodapp in News, Release
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Trailing behind the rest of the games released this week is 2K's hotly anticipated (for wrestling fans, anyway) full-fledged wrestling game WWE 2K [$7.99]. At first glance, it seems like a toned down (for mobile) version of the console title WWE 2K15, complete with multiple game modes including the ability to create your own WWE Superstar...

Out Now: 'Drylands', 'Mega Drift', 'Arcane Tower', 'MLB Perfect Inning 15', 'ZenDots', 'Caves n' Chasms', 'Upthing', 'Magica X Magica' and More

It's new iOS game day and there's quite the eclectic mix of stuff on tap for this week's list. Sports, roguelikes, platformers, racing games… there's even a behind the back runner that looks really cool. I'm telling you, it's getting harder and harder to keep up with all the cool stuff that's always coming out, and I do this for a living. Dive into the list below and let us know what games you'll be picking up...

For those of you hopelessly addicted to Starbucks, there's a couple cool freebies that they're giving away right now. According to a report on our forums, you can pick up Drift'n'Drive [$1.99] from Gimblll for free in stores right now as their Pick of the Week. This top-down racer is super-fun, and if you enjoy it, then you can support the developer by buying their latest game Trigonarium [$1.99] which is also a ton of fun. As always with Pick of the Week giveaways, your store might not have them out yet, or they might have them for a while longer beyond the weekly period they're usually available for...

Nitrome is a studio that just keeps cranking out the rad pixel-art games. Their game Magic Touch: Wizard for Hire [Free] is a fun and challenging game where you draw glyphs to defeat enemies. If you've gotten your high scores but are hungry for more, then good news: Nitrome has just released an update adding in a bunch of new stuff. Most deviously, there's a new mega-balloon enemy to try and defeat, which I have no clue how I or anyone else will pull off. Should be fun!..

Check Out the Trailer for Perspective-Altering Rhythm Game 'Wicked World'

Incodra has revealed a nifty-looking game called Wicked World, that takes inspiration from DJ Hero and iOS smash hit Geometry Dash [$1.99 / Free] in a curious mixture of games. You'll be navigating your player character through a spinning planet, dodging blocks in multiple different perspectives. Check out the video of the game in action, it looks pretty cool and has a nice 'twist' to it!..

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