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While waiting for Minecraft Realms to come to Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$6.99], we can now play around with a new skin pack to better dress up our anticipation. Biome Settlers Pack 2, added in the most recent update, adds Mooshroom and Nether characters, and some of them look pretty funny. The Mooshroom Glutton skin has Mooshrooms growing from its head, the Mooshroom Archer looks like he/she's wearing a strawberry costume, while the Mooshroom Griefer loks like he belongs in The Simpsons. The Nether skins are much cooler, especially the Nether Banisher, which looks like a fire with legs and arms, and the Nether Extinguisher, which looks like, well, an extinguisher. The Pack costs $1.99 and is already available...

RPG Reload File 080 - 'Cardinal Quest'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where I randomly generate an article about an RPG. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's archives to see how it holds up in the here and now. It's a chance to look back on old favorites, see how they stack up in the overall library, or simply to go further in-depth than our reviews typically allow for. As the ersatz Higgins of this estate, I try to pick a balanced selection of RPGs from week to week. If you feel like I'm missing something important, however, please let me know. You can do that by commenting below, stopping by the Official RPG Reload Club thread, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload. I can't promise your suggestion will appear soon, but I'll put it on the master list...




It's pretty hard to believe that it's been more than 4 years since developer Touch Foo released their Metroidvania-style action platformer Swordigo [Free] to the App Store, but in the crazy world of mobile gaming time flies right before your eyes. While Swordigo has lived a long and happy life as a paid game and seen several freebie sales during that time, its latest update marks a permanent change and strategy for this plucky little platformer. It's now permanently free to play and supported with ads as well as a couple of new in-app purchase items. ..

Over the Top Skating Game 'Skateboard Party 3 ft. Greg Lutzka' Coming Next Thursday

Ratrod Studio has a long history of bringing extreme sports activities to mobile devices. They cover snowboarding with their Snowboard Party series, drift racing with their Drift Mania series, and skateboarding with their Skateboard Party series. Oh, and let's not forget hockey fighting with their Hockey Fight games, too. Well, it's been more than 2 years since their last skateboarding outing, but that's about to change with the release of Skateboard Party 3 ft. Greg Lutzka next Thursday. ..

Noodlecake's physics puzzler Pull My Tongue [$0.99] is currently free on the App Store as part of the Apple Free App of the Week promotion. So, go get this game that we rated four stars, which our Nathan Reinauer also gave a pretty snappy review headline to. I mean, well done. Greg the chameleon seems like a nice enough chap, but gotta make a music reference whenever possible...

'West of Loathing' is an Absurd RPG from the Creators of 'Kingdom of Loathing'

I remember way back in high school my friends being into a web game called Kingdom of Loathing, an absurd MMORPG that featured crudely-drawn stick figures, but was a surprisingly deep experience. And somehow, Kingdom of Loathing is apparently still a thing in 2016. It is such a thing that a spinoff download game is being made called West of Loathing, and it's coming to desktop and iOS in 2017. Check out the trailer:..

If you read the comments on my Pathfinder Adventures [Free (HD)] review, you probably know that the most common complaint was that the initial content was too short. Though I'm not sure I agree with that (maybe it's because I tend to lose a lot), I can see how that can be an issue for some players, especially those already familiar with the game. The upcoming patch - which should land early next week - should help alleviate those complaints a bit by bringing Adventure Deck 3, The Hook Mountain Massacre to the game. The new Adventure adds 5 new scenarios, including one that's "game-changing" according to the developers, 4 new locations, 4 new maps, and over 40 monsters, henchmen, and villains. You'll also get the chance to unlock role specializations for your characters when you complete the adventure, which should be fun...

The Long-Awaited 'Warhammer 40000: Regicide' is Now Available on iOS

There's hardly a week that goes by where there isn't at least one straggler new release, and this week that prize goes to none other than Warhammer 40000: Regicide [$3.99] which just hit the App Store a few moments ago. Originally announced just over two years ago, Warhammer 40000: Regicide takes the core idea of Chess but expands its boundaries and sets it in the Warhammer universe for a totally over-the-top version of the classic game. However, if you prefer a more traditional take, you'll be happy to know that Regicide also includes a Classic mode that follows the original rules of Chess more closely...

If you've been playing MMA Federation [Free], the turn-based MMA game, this latest update will definitely help you enjoy the game even more. In an attempt to reward committed players, the developers have added a Deck Management feature that they see as crucial to the game's long term success. This new feature has been designed to allow players to customize their moves; that way, they can create unique combat styles for each of their fighters or simply to pick the most powerful moves and counters. Deck Management should also make the PvP modes even more strategic and more entertaining...

'Romancing SaGa 2' Hits the App Store Next Week

Looks like next week is going to be a busy one, we already have Warp Shift to look forward to and now Square Enix is bringing Romancing SaGa 2 to ios and Android on May 26. It wouldn’t be a complete surprise if you haven’t heard of the game as it’s a Super Famicon port from the original 1993 version and was never released in English. We will have enhanced graphics and animations, Freeform Scenarios, crafting, typical RPG elements and of course full localization, to name a few...

'Warp Shift' to Enter our Dimension, May 26th

We are always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to game and it looks like DS Fislabs, the creators of Galaxy on Fire [Free], is bringing us just that in their next game, set to release on May 26th. We will be controlling a girl named Pi, sucked into a maze-like dimension where the aim is to rearrange the cubes to help her escape an ancient chamber that has trapped her. It should turn out to be more of a casual relaxing game, rather than a brain scratching score busting type...

Out Now: 'Titan Quest', 'Godfinger 2', 'Rush Rally 2', Mr. Crab 2', 'Mazes of Karradash 2', 'Mekorama', 'Pinball Breaker Forever', 'Imbroglio', 'Phantom of the Kill' and More

I don't know what's going on with this week, but there are a TON of new games. Like, an absurd amount. Lots of big ticket things too, like the long-awaited Titan Quest, and a freakish amount of sequels to games like Godfinger 2, Mr. Crab 2, and more. What a weird week! That is why I love iOS gaming though, and likely why you do to. Please comb through the huge list of games below, check out all the forum discussions for valuable insight, and let us know which games you'll be downloading this week!..

Apple Rejects Palestinian-developed 'Liyla and The Shadows of War' for Being "Not Appropriate in the Games Category"

There's a bit of a kerfuffle developing on The Internet today as Apple has done an inexplicable thing that has made a bunch of people angry. Justifiably so, I'd say, but it sure does get demoralizing seeing so many people get mad about video games so frequently. Anyway, the episode in question involves Apple rejecting the approval of a game called Liyla and The Shadows of War based on the grounds that they don't consider it a "Game" and instead suggest classifying it under the "News" or "Reference" categories. This is according to a tweet from the Liyla Twitter account:..

'Diablo'-like Hack 'N Slash RPG 'Titan Quest' Hits the App Store

We've been anxiously awaiting DotEmu's port of the hit 2006 PC hack 'n slash action RPG Titan Quest ever since it was first announced back at E3 in June of last year. And we're not alone as folks in our community have been dying to get their hands on it as well. Which makes me very happy to announce that as of just a few moments ago Titan Quest [$7.99] finally launched in the App Store. Rejoice!..

Console and PC Puzzle Platformer 'Never Alone' Heading to Mobile as 'Never Alone: Ki Edition'

Never Alone is a 2014 puzzle platformer from Upper One Games that originally launched on Windows PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 before seeing ports for Wii U, PlayStation 3, Mac, and Linux in 2015. Now we can add two more platforms to the mix as Upper One has announced a special version of Never Alone for iOS and Android called Never Alone: Ki Edition. For the most part, Ki Edition will be the same game as other versions of Never Alone, but with a new touch control system, a new hint system, and graphics that have been optimized for mobile devices. Check out the trailer...

Developer Spunge Games has been great about updating their ultra enjoyable endless driving game Faily Brakes [Free] since its original launch in late February, like a bunch of new cars and an Android version in March and a new playable character and a sweet coin doubler car in April. Today they've released yet another update for the game adding in, among other things, my most desired feature: New environments! As fun as Faily Brakes is, the default forest environment definitely got a little old over time. This update addresses that with both a new Western themed environment as well as a new Snowy environment. Yee-haw! and Burrrrr!..

After its well-received global launch back in February, we learned a couple of weeks ago that Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Identity [$4.99] would be receiving a huge paid expansion adding in a new chapter to the single-player campaign, new items and weapons, and more. Today that update is now available to players on iOS, and for the first time Assassin's Creed Identity is also now available on Android. The new campaign is titled Forlì - A Crimson Sunset and contains 4 new story missions, the new Forlì location with both At Dusk and Under Siege variations, a new "Crow Hunt" contract type, and 2 new Legendary Weapons added to the in-game shop. ..

My deepest apologies for posting this a little later in the day than I usually do, it just so happens that today is I Love Reese's Day and between that and yesterday's National Mushroom Hunting Day, I'm running on fumes here. We've already posted that two soft launched games, Mr. Crab 2 and Britney Spears: American Dream are now out worldwide, but there's a bunch of other stuff slowly oozing its way on to the App Store...

Maybe, just maybe you haven't heard of INKS [$1.99], an artisitic pinball game where the aim is to light up tiles that spray paint once touched. If so, you can check out Shaun’s review right here. INKS offers a premium experience with a reasonable entry price with two optional worlds to unlock at 0.99$ each if we wanted to carry on the experience. The same goes for power-ups, you had to acquire in game credits to use them after the initial 100 free were used up. Again, optional, and not a deal breaker as you can complete the game without them...

Glu has been hunting for success with its celebrity games ever since Kim Kardashian: Hollywood made the publisher way too much money. Since then, though, Glu hasn't been able to really replicate that success with games like Katy Perry Pop not performing that well. Today, it's time for Britney Spears to, well, spearhead Glu's effort to rediscover its winning ways, and I hope for the company's sake that Britney Spears: American Dream [Free] helps it do it again. The timing of the release works for both Britney and Glu since the singer is way past her rough times and isn't Toxic anymore. One would say that she is Stronger now and has been driving her fans pretty Crazy with her latest Vegas performances. I could go on plugging in her song titles into this story, but that would really turn this into a Circus...

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