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As was announced late last month, the big version 2.0 "Game of the Year Edition" update for FDG and Cornfox's Oceanhorn [$8.99] is now available in the App Store. The big update includes "up to 4 hours of additional gameplay" as you explore the new area called the Island of Whispers and explore the northern regions of the world in search of Cursed Skulls. In addition to that, a new fishing feature has been added which will let you cast out into the sea and collect a host of different fish varieties. The fishing meta game even comes with Game Center leaderboards so you can compete with friends...

'Ace Attorney 5' Makes A Surprise Appearance On Japan's App Store

I think one of the weird things about the iOS gaming market is how big games can seemingly come out of nowhere and be on sale without much of a word from anyone. The latest example comes from Capcom, who recently scored a serious hit with their release of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [$14.99]. Following in the footsteps of that dedicated handheld-to-mobile port, none other than Ace Attorney 5 suddenly appeared on the Japanese App Store today. ..

Out Now: 'Dragon Quest IV', 'Time Tangle - Adventure Time', 'Jacob Jones Episode 2', 'Zombie High Dive', 'Dungeon Slots' and More

Welcome to another Wednesday night here in the US, which means another batch of new iOS games have just hit the App Store. I think far and away the surprise release this week is Dragon Quest IV (or should I say Dargon Quest IV?), which was initially announced for release on mobile in Japan this past October, but confirmed for a US release just last week. I didn't think we'd be seeing it so soon, but here it is. I've been thoroughly enjoying the re-release of Dragon Quest VIII on mobile, and this version of DQIV seems to have a pretty similar mobile-friendly UI, so I'll definitely be diving into that one as well. Beyond that there's plenty of other interesting new games out tonight, so check out the list below and go nuts!..

It was just yesterday that we told you the third Act for Joe Dever's Lone Wolf [$0.99] would be hitting this Thursday, but due to how time zones work and other wackiness, it's actually available as I type this. In addition to that, if you haven't already bought Lone Wolf previously, the first Act which is included with the initial download of the game is now temporarily free to celebrate the arrival of Act 3. In case you missed it, Act 3 is entitled "The Shianti Halls" and you can scope out the trailer for it below...

We're 3/5 of the way through Blizzard's expansion to Hearthstone [Free (HD)] Curse of Naxxramas, and so far it's been awesome. I feel like the most recently released quarter is a bit easier than the last, but, defeating the bosses and class challenges is still a lot of fun. In case you've missed any of our guides on Naxx, or randomly stumbled across this one, here's the list of what we've posted so far:..

In the wee hours of the morning today Hearthstone's [Free (HD)] Curse of Naxxramas expansion had another quarter open. The Military Quarter is home to Instructor Razuvious, Gothik the Harvester, and Baron Rivendare along with two class challenges...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Dragon Quest IV', 'Rules!', 'Time Tangle - Adventure Time', 'Zombie High Dive' and More

Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday! It's the best day of the week for iOS gamers, as we watch the clock until 11:00 PM Eastern when all of these new games hit the US App Store along with whatever surprise releases randomly pop up after then. I'm super curious about the Adventure Time game, and whether or not they've packed in enough fan service to make it more than another endless runner. Only a few hours left until we find out…..

One of the finest action platformers on the App Store is Traps n' Gemstones [$4.99] from Donut Games. In fact, it's somewhat surprising it turned out to be so great, considering Donut has largely focused on simplistic puzzle and arcade games during their time creating for iOS. ..

Square-Enix has been running a sale on its mobile games catalog for almost two weeks, but it’s been limited to the Google Play store until now. Between now and the end of the week, you can save a fiver on the iOS version of Secret of Mana [$8.99], which is usually $8.99...

Forge Reply's impressive gamebook-inspired adventure Joe Dever's Lone Wolf [$0.99] will be getting its third act this Thursday August 7th, the developer has announced in our forums. The new Act is called "The Shianti Halls" and will have you exploring "a not-so-abandoned place full of dangerous enemies, included the fearsome Vordak!" About that Vordak… yeah, I'm not looking forward to running into that guy, nor any of the other enemies you'll square off against which are shown in the following Act 3 trailer...

As much as I love Hearthstone [Free (HD)], these regional rollouts for the new expansion content really sucks. Just like last week, the new Quarter is right around the corner, but, if you're in the US you've got to be patient and wait for the rest of the world to get it first. This week's installment is the Military Quarter, which will be available at midnight in your particular server time zone. For us Americans, that means midnight Pacific or 3:00 AM Eastern...

'Deep Loot' Review - A Treasure Hauled Up from the Depths of the App Store

If you've played a Monster and Monster game before, you will probably already be familiar with their ability to turn atmospheric chiptune music and simple yet detailed pixel graphics into a great mood driven experience. Autumn Walk [Free] and Winter Walk [Free] live and breathe on this adorable mood they instill. If you think Deep Loot [Free] is going to give you a similar experience, however, you are going to be in for some surprises at what else the game has in store for you...

Back in October of 2011, Rocketcat Games blew our collective minds when they released Mage Gauntlet [$2.99] on the iPhone. No but really, Mage Gauntlet was a fantastic homage to 16-bit era action RPGs and we enjoyed it tremendously in our review. In the few months following release, several updates were released for Mage Gauntlet that tweaked things, fixed things, added some new things, and most significantly updated the game with Universal iPad support. But that was really the last time Mage Gauntlet got any serious update love, and ever since the iPhone 5 debuted in September of 2012, it's felt like it's sorely missing support for 4-inch widescreens...

Here's a whopper of a freebie: ZeMind Games' Starborn Anarkist [$2.99] is currently free for the next two days. Originally launched this past December, Starborn Anarkist sunk its hooks into me thanks to a very engrossing ship-building system. There are more than a dozen different ship shapes to build by dragging and dropping a variety of weapons, plating and other equipment onto a grid. The game does a remarkable job of making each ship feel wildly different from the next, and there's a crazy amount of strategy tied to how you build out your ships...

Hands-On with 'Bioshock' for iOS - The World of Rapture in the Palm of Your Hands

Well, it turns out that the cryptic image that 2K Games tweeted a couple of weeks back that hinted that Bioshock might be on its way to Apple devices wasn't just a bunch of hot air. The first-person shooter classic Bioshock is indeed on its way to iOS, and last week 2K was gracious enough to give me an in person demo of the game on an iPad Air, and I came away thoroughly impressed...

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