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Looking for another Candy Crush-like to play and really love Square Enix? Well, today is your lucky day (particularly if you're Australian), as Squeenix just soft launched Smoothie Swipe in Australia. The game is reasonably popular on Facebook, with just barely shy of half a million likes as of this writing...

Late last month, we posted news of Konami buying the Sword & Poker IP and soft launching a totally new, re-worked free to play version of the game. If you read the story, Jared details an extensive meeting we had with the developers at WWDC about how they were still actively tweaking the payment model of the game and were highly receptive to our feedback on it. This, of course, didn't stop commenters from as predictably as the sun rising going completely off the handle...

Out Now: 'Bio Inc.', 'Castle Doombad: Free to Slay', 'daWindci Deluxe', 'Mad Bullets', 'Zombie Commando' and More

Here we are with another busy week of new iOS game releases. As with most weeks, even if it doesn't seem like there's any major heavy-hitters on first glance, there definitely looks to be some cool titles this week. There were a few soft-launches in our list from earlier today, and we'll be keeping an eye on if any of those hit the US tonight or not. If there's anything else that you see was released that isn't in this list, feel free to shout them out in the comments below!..

Italian Indies Santa Ragione Announce Abstract Runner 'Fotonica' for iOS

If you're going to create an endless verbing game—running, cave flying, punching—you may as well do it with as much hard-edged Italian style as you can muster. Enter Fotonica, a stark first-person runner from Santa Ragione...

'Sorcery!' Developers Bringing New Interactive Adventure '80 Days' to the App Store Next Week

Inkle, the studio behind the excellent interactive gamebook adventures Sorcery! and Sorcery! 2, have a new game hitting the App Store next week called 80 Days. Based on the Jules Verne classic Around the World in Eighty Days, you'll follow Phileas Fogg and his valet Passepartout as they try to make it around the world in an alternate-history, steampunk version of the late 1800s...

If you're looking for another freebie to fill your iPhone with this week, check out Bitforge's Orbital [$2.99]. I'm pretty sure the gameplay mechanic has been done about a million times before both by other games on the App Store and in Flash games before the App Store even existed, but it hardly matters- Where Orbital shines is in its presentation. Rad music, bright colors, particle effects everywhere, it's got it...

A new game has taken the crown of the most downloaded free game on the App Store, it's called Timberman [Free] and almost vaguely feels like someone took a look at those don't step on the black tiles games and decided to make something that looked like a real video game out of it. Maybe. Anyway, in the game you play as a lumberjack and can tap either side of the screen to chop an apparently infinitely tall tree down...

I elected to miss the boat of this particular console cycle and build a PC instead, but if you're a console gamer, chances are you're undoubtedly stoked for Destiny. It's the first huge release from Bungie since they got off the Halo franchise, and everything is indicating it's going to be a pretty rad game. A public beta is starting up tomorrow for people with Sony consoles, with a Microsoft console beta coming next week...

Another Wednesday, another huge batch of games for us to dive in to later this evening when they all hit the US App Store at 11:00 PM Eastern. It seems like everyone and their brother is just waiting for Modern Combat 5 to hit next week, but, there's some good stuff (and another Gameloft game) in this list...

There's nothing better than getting some great games for a great price. In the world of iOS, sales are a common thing, and it almost feels pointless trying to highlight all the deals that happen on a daily basis. Pretty much everything goes on sale at some point. iOS games are generally cheap anyway, but if you're a thrifty shopper then simply having some patience can save you a little scratch...

ZeMind Game Studio's Starborn Anarkist [$1.99] is a fantastic dual-stick space shooter that puts a huge emphasis on building and customizing your own ship. We really loved Starborn Anarkist when it released in early December of last year. But that was more than 7 months ago, an eternity in the world of iOS gaming, and Starborn Anarkist was in desperate need of some tweaks and fixes that had plagued an otherwise fantastic game. A week ago today we learned that the long-awaited update that ZeMind had been talking about for ages was finally submitted to Apple, and today I'm very happy to announce that the update is live in the App Store...

I have a confession: I never finished Mi-Clos Studio's engrossing space-travel roguelike Out There [$3.99]...

If you're tired of matching colored blocks, vegetables, candies, bubbles, and so on, King's Pyramid Solitaire Saga [Free] can make for a nice change of pace, while still offering you many of the things you would expect from a game developed by the Candy Crush Saga [Free] giant. The most familiar thing it offers up is an often maddening level of difficulty. As I noted in my review, sometimes you can make all the right moves and still come up short thanks to the heavy luck element inherent to most solitaire games, but that doesn't mean there isn't any merit to playing with strategy. While it's hard to make much of an absolutely terrible draw of cards, there are plenty of cases where the difference between winning and losing rests on making effective moves. Having poured a fair bit of time into this game, I've once again put together a bunch of tips to help you along the way...

Panic Art Studios' Hero Siege [$2.99] is a frantic dual-stick shooter that released late last year. That initial version was fun, but certainly rough around the edges. Panic Art worked diligently to iron out its issues with many updates over the course of the last six months or so, and what we ended up with was a dual-stick shooter that we enjoyed very much, but felt that there was "tons of potential for Hero Siege to be more than what it is." Well, according to a post from Panic Art in our forums, some of that potential will be realized with a beefy update heading to the game adding tons of new stuff, chief among them cross-platform multiplayer. Here's a recent trailer dishing out all the details of the new update...

One of my favorite scrolling shoot'em ups got a fancy modern remake this year with Infinite Dreams' Sky Force 2014 [Free]. It took the original game and gave it a massive graphical overhaul, as well as many other bells and whistles that come with modern mobile gaming like online leaderboards and tournaments. This remade version turned out really phenomenal, but Infinite Dreams still has some more planned for Sky Force 2014. They've posted some new screens in our forums for the forthcoming Stage 8, which you can see in the screenshot on the left while the screenshot on the right is from a cutscene that'll play just prior to the boss battle on that stage...

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