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There's going to be any number of Super Bowl ads for car companies, cell phone companies, beverages both soft and hard, and more. But Squarespace isn't going to be the most "wait, what?" advertiser in this year's Super Bowl. The leading contender is going to be uCool and their game Heroes Charge [Free], who are running a 15-second ad for their mobile game during the Super Bowl. Welcome to 2015, folks, where a free-to-play game is cause enough to advertise during the most expensive advertising period on TV each year...

Remember Lumines? Created by Q Entertainment, it was one of the big PSP launch titles back when that system launched, like a decade ago, which is absurd to think of. Well, Japanese publisher Mobcast and Lumines creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi's new studio Enhance Games have acquired the rights to Lumines and are at work on a new game in the rhythmic puzzle game series for iOS and Android. The game will feature modified gameplay to fit on touchscreens, but expect a similar game feel and some of the same music that made the series what it is. A number of social features will be added, as well. Here's a screen of the most recent Lumines game, the 2012 Lumines Electronic Symphony for the PS Vita, for reference...

Last week we posted about the mysterious appearance and the subsequent disappearance of 2K's Evolve: Hunter's Quest [Free]. Well, it'd seem that it's now on the App Store for keeps as 2K is uploading launch trailers to YouTube:..

Late last year, Disney talked about how they were going to release Disney Infinity: Toy Box 2.0 [Free] for iOS, bringing some of the enhancements and new characters introduced in Disney Infinity 2.0 to iOS, and with support for Metal. Well, that day has finally come, as you can download Toy Box 2.0 today. This is a separate app from the original Disney Infinity: Toy Box [Free (HD)], which remains on the App Store if you have 1.0 figures. However, all your previous figures will work with Toy Box 2.0, and so will some of the new figures, which notably include Marvel characters...

Check Out Video of Sid Meier Himself Playing 'Sid Meier's Starships'

2K and Firaxis recently announced Sid Meier's Starships, a turn-based game about commanding a fleet of starships while exploring the galaxy, a sort of follow-up to Civilization: Beyond Earth which just released late in 2014. Starships is making its way to iPad, thankfully. Sid Meier and Firaxis participated in a panel at PAX South 2015 talking about Beyond Earth and also discussing a lot of what to expect with Starships. Have a free hour? Watch the entire panel below:..

Being a historically consumer-focused site we don't really post that much about the business-y side of mobile gaming, which is something I'd really like to change as I think it's both relevant and interesting to the "core" gamer who might not understand why things are the way they are in 2015's App Store. If you want to jump in with both feet and read what's one of the best articles I've seen lately that's more or less taking the temperature of the mobile gaming industry was published over on GamesIndustry.biz by PocketGamer alumni Keith Andrew this morning...

Out Now: 'Exiles', 'Radiation Island', 'Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered', 'Playworld Superheroes', 'Active Soccer 2', 'Destructamundo', 'Pro Pinball' and More

It's either Wednesday night or sometime during Thursday wherever you're at in the world, and there is an avalanche of new iOS games that have been released. I mean seriously. Fans of old adventure games get a remastered Indigo Prophecy, the Sky Gamblers folks have released a crazy first-person survival game called Radiation Island, pinball classic Timeshock gets new life in Pro Pinball, and the sci-fi open-world adventure Exiles is finally available after what feels like forever. And that's just a fraction of the killer new games, so check the full list out below and let us know what games will have you mashing the download button today...

'Stratego Single Player' Will Deliver Board Game Action for Hermits

Everyone likes board games, but they come with the problem of having to play with other people. Eww, no. Youdagames is here to help hermits like me with the upcoming Stratego Single Player. It's pretty much going to deliver what it says on the tin: the Stratego board game, but optimized for solo play on mobile. There will be a campaign mode where you can take on a series of opponents, featuring AI designed in collaboration with a Stratego World Champion. There are also the option for quick battles, in case you just want to get a game in without taking too much time...

I made mention of the 2013 Ayopa Games title Don't Shoot Yourself [Free] the other day, as it was the first game that came to mind when I saw Medicore's upcoming car racer. I figured it was one of those games lost to history, but it seems that was not the case, as Ayopa has decided to update the game and make it free-to-play. The game has changed its progression: where before, star ratings were awarded based on how many bullets had gone unfired, with the count increasing when you didn't move, now the game has you try to complete a level at a certain difficulty to earn a certain number of stars, with progression gated off until you earn that many stars. ..

Star Wars: Galactic Defense [Free], DeNA's take on tower defense in the venerable sci-fi franchise, has its first live event happening, starting today. "Attack on Echo Base" has players attacking Echo Base on Hoth, lining up their forces from enemy attackers at various points. A challenge mode has been launched with the event, where you'll compete for high scores against friends with rewards of experience boosts, in-game currency, and other rewards. A bonus wave can be earned to get more points and currency...

A Toast! Bossa Studios Confirms 'I Am Bread' is Coming to iOS

I'm not super religious or anything, but every once in a while I need to call upon a higher power to make my dreams become a reality. When Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios announced their new game I Am Bread back in October of last year, I had a simple request for the Big Man/Woman upstairs: Please Lord let it come to mobile. Ask and ye shall receive, they say. Today in Bossa's weekly I Am Bread video series, aptly titled the Bread Diaries, the studio officially announced that I Am Bread will be heading to iOS. In case you missed the official trailer the first time around, go ahead and bask in its toasty goodness...

Nitrome's Platform Panic [Free] was a really cool endless take on retro-style platformers, and they've got an update available now that adds a new dimension to the game: character upgrades. Previously, each character was only a cosmetic change from the other ones. Now, for 200 coins per character, you can unlock a special ability for each one. The Plumber can kill enemies by jumping on their heads, which makes too much sense because he is a Mario pastiche. Sadly, the Blue Rodent doesn't go super-fast, with a Nitrome rep saying "it was tempting...it's not actually a very good idea in this game so it didn't make the cut." he gets a coin magnet, which, hey, Sonic did get with the lightning shield in Sonic 3. Hey Sega, you should release that on iOS...

Space Marshals [$2.99] was released a few short weeks ago, and while it was a fun game in its own right, the game also left things hanging with the promise of more content in an upcoming second episode. I remarked that Pixelbite was likely to deliver – they successfully did an episodic content model with Repulze [$0.99], so while many promises of future content updates often fall flat, there was reason to be optimistic about Pixelbite's promise. And it looks like we won't have to wait too long, as Pixelbite has announced that Space Marshals Chapter 2 is coming in March...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Exiles', 'Exit Strategy', 'Football Showdown 2015' and More

It's Wednesday again, which is indisputably the best day of the week for iOS gamers. This should be a great week, as this list has a ton of great games on it and there's a bunch of other games I know are coming out at some point today, tonight, or tomorrow which simply haven't appeared on any international App Stores yet. Radiation Island and a few other titles I've agreed to not say anything about yet are due to appear on the App Store today-ish...

'Heroes of Loot 2' from Orangepixel in Development, Maybe Turn-Based?

Prolific solo developer Orangepixel doesn't rest on his druthers. Gunslugs 2 [$2.99] released scant weeks ago, but already he's working on his next game, Heroes of Loot 2. Obviously a sequel to Heroes of Loot [$1.99], the hack 'n slash dungeon crawler, this one's currently planned to take a drastically different turn, by being turn-based. Orangepixel posted a teaser for the game on his Youtube channel, which you can check out here:..

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