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Retro game porting specialists DotEmu are throwing a big Summer Sale on a bunch of their titles, dropping them all down to 99¢ for a limited time. You could almost call this a companion sale to the big SNK King of Fighters sale that's happening right now, as all of those SNK ports were actually handled by DotEmu. Put both sales together, and you can practically recreate a 90s-era arcade right on your mobile device. Below is the full list of what's on sale...

Yesterday publisher DeNA and developer Kung Fu Factory released their latest game called Pirate Bash [Free], and I'm honestly blown away by how much I'm enjoying it. You play as a crew of pirates on a ship, going port to port and waging battle against enemy pirates who are on land. The basic setup should look familiar: Your crew stands on your pirate ship, the enemies are placed on destructible structures built out of things like wooden crates. You pull back and launch your pirates' weapons towards the enemies in slingshot fashion not totally dissimilar to Angry Birds. The kicker is that your enemies will fire back, and the whole battle is turn-based...

Upcoming 'The Witcher Battle Arena' Gets a New Gameplay Trailer

Early last month, CD Projekt Red announced The Witcher Battle Arena for mobile devices, and this week they've unveiled the first gameplay trailer for the game. The Witcher Battle Arena is a multiplayer online battle arena game (MOBA) in a similar vein to League of Legends or Dota 2, the two major heavyweights in the genre, but set in the Witcher universe. The new trailer looks really slick, check it out...

It's nuts to think that The King of Fighters hit arcades twenty years ago. Packed with characters from SNK's other fighting games, you could pump quarters in to arcade machines to duke it out using fighters from Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, Ikari Warriors, Psycho Soldier and even some dudes original to the King of Fighters games. Following that, they started releasing yearly iterations until 2003, with subsequent games released with roman numeral suffixes instead...

Nival's 'Etherlords' Brings World-Building and RPG Battling to the App Store on September 4th

Nival, creators of Defenders [Free], known as Prime World: Defenders outside of iOS, and King's Bounty: Legions [Free], have announced Etherlords, coming September 4th for iOS, boldly forgoing the "Title: Subtitle" format of their previous games. As well, they're trying to make a free-to-play game that is much more player-friendly than similar titles...

'Toast Time' Gets New Levels on August 27th

August 21st, 2014 5:04 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Updates
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Force of Habit's Toast Time [$2.99] was well-beloved last year, nabbing a 5-star rating from us. This arena shooter took some notes from Super Crate Box [$1.99] but really stood out as its own original action game. Now, six months after the game's iOS release, Toast Time is getting a new level pack in a free update, releasing on August 27th...

In late June, one of our eagle-eyed forum members spotted a game called Assassin's Creed Memories on Ubisoft's digital gaming service Uplay. The brief description in Uplay pointed to Memories being a card battling game set in the Assassin's Creed universe, and in mid-July that was confirmed when the game soft-launched in the App Store in select territories. As of today though, all that soft-launch business is over and Assassin's Creed Memories [Free] is now officially available...

Square Enix Montreal's stylized, puzzle-fied take on the Hitman series, Hitman GO [$4.99], is currently on sale for just two bucks, down from its normal price of $4.99. This is the first time the game has been on sale since it launched this past April. If you somehow haven't heard of Hitman GO these past few months, it's a turn-based puzzle game built around the Hitman series of games. Each level has you trying to take out a target or targets and get to an endpoint, and it's all dressed up with really neat diorama-style visuals. Here's a trailer...

If you're a big Star Trek fan then this should interest you: YesGnome's simulation game based on the iconic series, Star Trek Trexels [Free], has added brand new content based on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and to celebrate they've dropped the price of the game to free for the first time since releasing last December. I have to admit that when Star Trek Trexels first came out, I became pretty obsessed with it. The game has a heavy Tiny Tower vibe as you slowly build out your own Starship Enterprise with various types of rooms and put together a crew to run it all. As you explore the galaxy, you'll embark on missions of diplomacy, scientific discovery, and of course combat. It's certainly not the deepest experience in the world, but it's oddly compelling and does great Star Trek fan service...

Throwback First-Person Dungeon Crawler 'Legend of Grimrock' Still Coming to iOS

Way back in August of 2011, almost three years ago to the day in fact, we first heard about an old-school style first-person dungeon crawler called Legend of Grimrock from then-brand-new studio Almost Human. The game looked gorgeous, and at the time was planned for a release on PC, Mac and iOS before the end of 2011. Well, that didn't quite happen, and it wasn't until April of the following year that Legend of Grimrock launched on PC, and not until that December that it launched on Mac and Linux. And the iOS port, that didn't come along until… well, we're still waiting for that one...

I've talked about it on the podcast before, but I've been waiting for the whole enchilada of The Walking Dead: Season 2 [$4.99] before jumping in, as I really don't like waiting for episodes between cliffhanger endings. I think Lost might be responsible for just finally pushing me over the edge on that, as anyone who followed along with that show as it aired can undoubtedly attest to. The last episode is coming next week, and here's the spoiler-laden trailer:..

RPG Reload File 002 - 'Chrono Trigger'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome back to RPG Reload, the regular weekly feature where we jump into the time machines in our minds and take another look at an iOS RPG from days past. All types of RPGs are welcome here, and just to make sure things don't get tilted entirely towards my tastes, each month I'll be playing and writing about a game chosen by you. Right now, it's looking very much like The Quest Gold [$7.99] will be the topic of RPG Reload 004, but if you have a different idea, please make your voice heard in the comments below. I also encourage you to share your thoughts on the topic game in the comments, and if you have some spare gaming time, fire it up and play along in the RPG Reload Club thread in our forums...

Well, this is it, Naxxramas is over. We've had five awesome weeks of new content in Hearthstone [Free (HD)]. In the words of Dr. Seuss, "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." That might be a little over-dramatic. Anyway, this last part of Naxx is super cool, and continues to totally nail the feel of the actual World of Warcraft boss fights in card game form. This whole expansion is going to be hard to top...

They say bad news comes in threes, and in the world of iOS gaming that apparently means fantastic IP which historically has been responsible for some phenomenal games being relegated to Clash of Clans knockoffs. We saw it last week with the soft launch of Call of Duty: Heroes, The Simpsons: Tapped Out going Clash, and now this week fulfills the prophecy of threes with the worldwide launch of Star Wars: Commander [Free], yet another build a base and attack other bases Clash of Clans-like free to play game...

Out Now: 'Swing Copters', 'Deep Under The Sky', 'Spooklands', 'Pac-Man Forever', 'Motorsport Manager' and More

Here we are at another Wednesday night already, and another big batch of new iOS games have just hit the US App Store. One new game that is especially noteworthy is Swing Copters, as it's the newest game from Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen. Will this one reach that same level of popularity? I think it might just be too hard for a repeat performance, but we'll see. Also be sure to check out Spooklands, which is finally available after a false-start release a couple weeks back, and Deep Under The Sky which is the new game from Incredipede creator Colin Northway. I also included The Firm and They Need To Be Fed 3 in the list even though they already launched earlier this week because you shouldn't miss out on either...

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