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If you've been enjoying the fantastic Exploding Kittens [$1.99], I have good news for you. The game has just received the 3.0 Update, which has added the new Betrayal Card Pack that adds four very interesting cards to the game. We're getting Fake Shuffle, that pretends to shuffle the deck but only randomizes the next card you draw, Kitten Roll Call, which relocates all the Exploding Kittens cards to the top of the deck, Alter the Future, which lets you peek at the top cards and rearrange their order, and Self Slap, which lets you slap yourself so you can take more turns in a row. As you can guess, this deck should change up the game quite a bit, especially the Kitten Roll Call card that can really put your opponents in quite a bind. The new Expansion Pack costs $1.99, which is a fair price for the pain you'll get to inflict on everyone...

The Very Promising Shooter 'Armajet' Is Closing Down Its Alpha on May 31st - Go Play It While You Still Can

One of the best games I've played recently is the upcoming Armajet, the 2D Multiplayer Shooter that's been in closed Alpha since May 13th. I was very pleasantly surprised at how fun the game is and how despite its various Alpha bugs, the game already feels well on its way to be a great competitive shooter for mobile. If you want to check it, though, you need to hurry because the developers have decided to shut down the Alpha on May 31st in order to work on the features the community requested - clan support, leaderboards, and new game modes. So, if you've been meaning to check out this really promising shooter, you have less than a week to do so...




The latest Goat Simulator [$4.99] game has just released, and it's out now on iOS. Goat Simulator: Waste of Space [$4.99] was suprisingly announced on May 25th, and before we even knew it, the game is out now on iOS. It's technically DLC on other platforms, but like Goat Simulator MMO Simulator [$4.99] and Goat Simulator GoatZ [$4.99], it's a standalone app for $4.99 on iOS. Naturally, this has you getting your goat-y antics on in space, including mockery of certain crowdfunded spacefaring games about stellar citizens of some sort. Though, really, anything sci-fi is getting mocked here. Plus, certain celebrities-turned-politicians, and not just the one you're thinking of! The references are over 9000 in the hilarious trailer:..

Out Now: 'Romancing SaGa 2', 'Hatoful Boyfriend', 'Crashing Season', 'Skateboard Party 3', 'VOEZ', 'MMX Hill Climb', 'Warp Shift', 'All Glory to the Pixel King! 2nd Edition', 'Golf Island', 'Mega Tank' and More

It's that magical time of week when a flood of new iOS games hit the App Store. Like we even need more games on our phones, am I right? This week in particular is heavily loaded with awesome stuff, including the surprise iOS port of absurd pigeon dating simulator Hatoful Boyfriend as well as the first official English language release of Square Enix's Romancing SaGa 2 that people have been waiting decades for. I mean, just look at that chunky headline up there, there's TONS of stuff this week! So hit up the list below and be sure to let everyone know which games you'll be picking up...

Huge 'Tiny Tower' 5-Year Anniversary Update is Now Available

Nimblebit has been teasing a huge update to their massive hit Tiny Tower [Free] to celebrate its 5th anniversary since last month, and beta testing the update with folks in our forums since then, and as promised today that update has gone live in the App Store. This update contains tons of new content and features, some of which have made their way over from the spinoff/sequel Tiny Tower Vegas [Free]. There's new floors to build, new costumes, new roofs, new elevators, new BitBook posts, and much more. There's also a new QuickStock feature as well as the ability to rename and trade your Bitizens with friends. The feature I'm most excited about however is support for the resolution of newer iOS devices. No more blurry Tiny Tower! Check out the pre-update screen on the left compared to the nice and sharp post-update screen on the right...

It seems like in the world of video games, everyone looks at what Riot is doing with League of Legends eSports and says, "I want me a piece of that." To some extent, that effort has been marginally successful in the PC world. DOTA 2 has pretty huge events, as does Heathstone, Counter-Strike, and a few others... But it feels like the whole eSports nut has yet to be really cracked in the world of mobile. Vainglory has been doing small events, and Supercell has put on a few Clash Royale tournaments, but none really seem to have the draw of the "major" eSports just yet...

If You've Always Wished 'Street Fighter II' Had More Cats, 'Cat Puncher' is For You

Two things that I absolutely adore in this world: Cats and '90s fighting games. The problem is that I've only ever been able to enjoy these two wonderful things separately… until now. Or in the next couple of weeks, at least. That's because Cat Puncher is getting ready to bust onto the scene, and the easiest way to describe it is Street Fighter II with cats. If that's not a tagline that will sell a million copies of a game, then I don't know what is. Cat Puncher isn't shy about its inspirations, including aping the entire Street Fighter II intro scene (but with cats) as well as featuring a bonus stage where you beat up a car–I mean couch, on a pier. ..

SNK's 'Neo Turf Masters' Swinging to Mobile on June 30th.

Now here is something to write home about. I'm totally allowed to use this old saying because DotEmu, the makers of the recently released Titan Quest [$7.99], are bringing an oldie but goodie to iOS and Android, June 30th. Neo Turf Masters is not just another golf game, this is a classic Neo Geo title from 1996 published by SNK and behind the same guys who made Metal Slug. I have a sweet spot for anything SNK so I can't wait. Neo Turf Masters is a fast paced action golf game, yes that exists. When it was initially released it got high praise for its clever but simple controls, they shouldn't have any problem offering the same experience on mobile...

Since it's Towel Day, let me provide an important reminder that a towel is the most useful thing you can have in the universe. In fact, if I'm ever on the Discovery Channel show Naked and Afraid, my single survival item I'll bring with me will bring a towel, without question. Anyway, aside from the requisite Towel Day celebrations, it also happens to be Wednesday, and a whole heap of brand new iOS games have hit the App Store. Also, given how odd the App Store has been with randomly dumping out other new games on Wednesday, it's incredibly likely that we'll see way more today...

Hello, friends! Do you like deals? Do you like Dragon Quest? Is your iOS collection of said games inexplicably missing the best installments the series has to offer? If you answered yes to all of those questions, then today, fortune smiles upon thee, for thou hast found some Dragon Quest sales. Perhaps to coincide with the release of Romancing SaGa 2 later today, Square Enix has dropped the price on a few of the better Dragon Quest games. No telling how long these prices will last, so get them quickly if you want them...

One of my surprise favorites of 2016 has been Craneballs' Splash Cars [Free], which takes the simple isometric driving of another favorite of mine, Pako [$0.99 / Free], and adds in a Splatoon-like paint-the-world mechanic. The results are fantastic, and the entire concept gets taken to a whole new level with today's new update which adds in a 2v2 online multiplayer mode to Splash Cars. You'll get partnered up with another player and take on a team of two opponents on a map where only half of it is colored in. Your team's job is to color in the blank half while your opponents are wiping the color clean. It turns into a frantic battle of claiming, losing, and reclaiming territories until the timer runs out...

Originally announced in August of last year, and following its initial soft-launch this past January, Activision's latest game in the mega-popular Skylanders series Skylanders Battlecast [Free] is now widely available. Skylanders Battlecast takes the extensive roster of characters in the series and turns them into cards for a card battling experience that's not totally dissimilar to Blizzard's current king of CCGs Hearthstone [Free]. What's neat about Skylanders Battlecast is that, like the other games in the series, it blends physical products into the digital game. There are digital cards to unlock but you can also hop on over to a local retailer and buy physical card packs to scan into the game...

'Flick Golf' Developer Full Fat is Going Full Fantasy with 'Golf Island', Coming this Thursday

Developer Full Fat has been on the scene with made-for-touch sports games for many years now with the likes of the Flick Golf, Flick Soccer, Flick Rugby, and Flick Quarterback series. The whole "flick" thing always made so much sense on a touchscreen, especially in Flick Golf [Free] where you're mimicking the motion of swinging a club and then directly affecting things like spin and trajectory by swiping on the ball itself. It wasn't exactly realistic mind you, but it sure made for some fun golf. Because of that, there was always a sense of fantasy in the Flick Golf series, something they pushed the boundaries of with Flick Golf Extreme [Free]. But that was nothing compared to their latest game, the over-the-top fantasy-themed Golf Island...

Clash of Clans [Free] is looking a lot more like Clash Royale [Free] lately and the latest update hitting the App Store today is confirming just that. Supercell are bringing Friendly Challenges to the game; members of the same clan can now invite clan mates to attack their villages. No gold, troops, heroes or traps will be consumed, so this is a great way to test your defenses, or on the contrary match your troops against a fellow clan member's defenses. All deployed troops shall be returned once the battle is over, so now you can try out that new troop or strategy without spending any hard earned resources. A replay option will be available in the Clan chat along with the outcome of the battle...

'Perchang' to hit the App Store on June 23rd

We recently talked about Perchang’s upcoming game so if you want a brief background story, check out this post. Today they announced that their first game, also named Perchang, will be out on June 23rd. To refresh your memory it will be a puzzle action strategy game with a mixed variety of game elements set in a minimalistic environment that unavoidably evokes the likes of Mirrors Edge and Portal...

'Sacred Legends' Brings 'Sacred' RPG Series to Mobile, and it Needs Beta Testers

The Sacred franchise of games has spanned a whole host of titles, including action-RPGs and beat 'em ups. Now, the series is planning to expand to mobile with Deep Silver Fishlabs and Chimera Entertainment presenting Sacred Legends this summer. This is planned to be an action-RPG where you will command a team of heroes through not only a singleplayer campaign, but also in PVP battles against other players...

The fun retro-styled racing game Horizon Chase [Free] was really cool thanks in part to the fact that Aquiris Game Studio got Barry Letich to do the soundtrack for them. The game was obviously inspired by games like Top Gear, and Leitch composed the soundtrack to Top Gear, so it was a perfect fit. If you enjoyed the music to the game and have wanted to listen to it yourself, then good news – you can not only nab the soundtrack, but a whole host of remixes right now. The tracks include 15 tracks from the game, including the music from the hidden marriage proposal in the game. As well, 11 remixes of the music spanning all sorts of styles are available...

'ReRunners' Is Offering Its Beta Players the Chance to Upgrade and Rank up Before Global Launch

I've been playing the upcoming multiplayer platformer ReRunners on and off for quite a few months now (and even wrote a preview). It's a very fun, colorful, and action-packed runner that lets you race against your friend's ghosts. With the game getting closer to release, the developers decided to go an interesting route. Once the game pops out of beta soon, player progress will be erased, which isn't the best thing for those who've spent plenty of time with the game. So, to make it up to them in a way, Klang Games will open up an early access build of the game exclusively for the beta community. This move, which is being done in cooperation with Mobcrush, will let players play what is pretty much the final version of the game and upgrade and rank up their characters prior to the game's global launch...

Long-Dormant 'Hyperburner' Set to Take Off Soon

It's been a while since we've heard about Badpotion's Hyperburner, but good news: the game is just about done, and will be submitted to Apple, with a release to be determined shortly afterward. And with review times as short as they are now, we could be playing this game next week. What a time to be alive!..

'Galaxy on Fire 3: Manticore' Gets 360° VR Trailer and Early Access Signups

Deep Silver Fishlabs has just released a new trailer for Galaxy on Fire 3: Manticore, and it's a unique one. They've released the trailer as a 360-degree YouTube video designed to show off the game's world. While the plan is for the game to launch on standard mobile platforms, if you want an immersive look at the game, grab a Google Cardboard headset, plug in some headphones for the 3D audio, and watch this trailer:..

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