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A couple of weeks back, I ran across a thread in our upcoming games forum for a new stealth-based game simply called Stealth. The game was the product of about 18 months of work from a single developer who had one goal in mind: recreate the stealth-based gameplay of the Metal Gear Solid series on mobile devices. The early screenshots and videos looked pretty promising, so I figured it'd be something I'd keep my eye on… except that the forum thread was created after the game was already submitted to Apple, and as it so happens, Stealth [$1.99] was approved and is available as of this morning. What a happy surprise!..

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome once again to the RPG Reload, our weekly quest to revisit some golden RPG classics of the App Store. Each week, I take a look at a different previously-released RPG to see how it holds up these days, or just to do a little deeper dig than we normally have a chance to do in our reviews. I try to cover a variety of RPGs from various times and places, but just to keep me from going mad with power, once a month I turn the task of choosing the game over to you, the readers. In fact, what you are reading on your screen right now is the very first Reader's Choice RPG Reload, and your deadly mob justice has proven to have some spectacular taste. Nevertheless, that means it's time for you to do your thing again and cast a vote for the topic of RPG Reload 008 in the comments below or in the Official RPG Reload Club thread in our forums. Feel free to also chime in with your thoughts, anecdotes, and fresh humor...

Sony Announces 'Run SackBoy! Run!', a 'LittleBigPlanet' Auto-Runner, for iOS, Android and Vita

Over on the PlayStation Blog, LittleBigPlanet Senior Producer Tom O'Connor has officially unveiled Run SackBoy! Run!, a new free to play endless runner for mobile devices and Vita themed after the popular LittleBigPlanet series. Run SackBoy! Run! features the titular SackBoy running from the evil Negativitron, navigating the terrain with taps and swipes. You'll be running through three environments from the LittleBigPlanet series: The Gardens, The Canyons, and Avalonia. As you play you'll collect bubbles which can be used to purchase new costumes and upgrades for SackBoy, each of which will come with varying score multipliers so they're more than just decoration. The game will also feature power-ups like a Jetpack, Glider and Magnet...

'Angry Birds Stella' Launches Worldwide, Hits Cackling Pigs

The latest Angry Birds game is now out worldwide. Angry Birds Stella [Free], now free from its soft-launch release, stars Stella, a pink bird who has a power of her own, to freeze in midair and launch in another direction, helping to activate chain explosions and the like. There's a whole new cast of characters to play as, each with their own abilities, but it's still the same core Angry Birds game. Much like Angry Birds Star Wars 2 [Free], it's possible to buy extra characters to use in challenging levels, or to use telepods to bring in extra characters...

Well, it's been a long and crazy ride for the Infinity Blade trilogy, as the promised last update for Infinity Blade III [$6.99], Kingdom Come, is out today, with the game on sale for $2.99. This update brings new story content that wraps up the game, as Siris confronts one of the final deathless, Lelindre. As well, there's a new area to play in, Nafusaan. This is a frozen wasteland with new loot to get, and the King of Dragons, Dragoor, to fight...

Out Now: 'Mikey Boots', 'Valiant Hearts: The Great War', 'Diamond Digger Saga', 'Battle Riders' and More

It's new iOS game release time, and I can practically hear Mike Meade frantically making dozens of fake profiles so he can shill his new studio's game Mikey Boots in comment threads and on the forums. Ok so we tease, but the fact is the Mikey Shorts and Mikey Boots games are among our very favorite platformers on iOS, and we're incredibly excited to play this latest entry. Of course there's plenty of other extremely cool looking new games tonight too, so check out the full list below and let us know in the comments what you end up grabbing...

'Angry Birds Transformers' Gets Basically the Best Trailer Ever, Launching October 15th

The mighty Angry Birds Empire announced their latest collaboration back in June, a mashup game with the Transformers brand of transforming alien robot vehicles. Not surprisingly, the game is called Angry Birds Transformers, but that initial announcement didn't provide any further details. Then during Comic-Con in July, Rovio released a visually stunning CGI trailer for Angry Birds Transformers that–while still not revealing any gameplay–was incredibly cool to watch. This week, Rovio has released another new teaser trailer, this time going in an entirely opposite direction of that CGI trailer. This one is lo-fi and an homage to the classic '80s Transformers cartoons. I love it...

Last week, Rocketcat Games detailed all the new features set to arrive in Wayward Souls' [$6.99] latest update, and today that update is now available for download in the App Store. The big ticket items in this update are a new endless dungeon and MFi controller support. The endless mode will appear for those who are bad enough dudes or dudettes to have already beaten the third dungeon. The endless dungeon ramps up to max difficulty on floor 2, so I'm very eager to see how far people will be able to make it. I'm guessing my high score will be floor 2. There's also a new dedicated leaderboard for the endless dungeon, which shows in-game what character people used, what hat they wore, and what floor they made it to. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, I can't get that leaderboard to load, but I'm sure Rocketcat will get it sorted out. I mean the update just came out...

Fireproof Games Announces 'The Room 3' Set to Launch on iOS in Spring 2015

One of the best game series on iOS is getting a new entry as today Fireproof Games officially announced on their blog and over Twitter that work has begun on The Room 3. In case you've taken shelter under a rock for the past several years, the original The Room [$0.99 (HD)] launched just about two years ago on the iPad, and is a hidden object/puzzle game that has you manipulating various intricate objects using the touch screen of your iOS device. You'll discover hidden buttons, switches, gears and more that will allow you to go "deeper" into each object, eventually uncovering the secrets to The Room and the story that ties it all together...

As we mentioned in our review, Tiny Tower Vegas [Free] is a bit more engaging than its predecessor, with the folks at Nimblebit adding new elements such as an extra premium currency and casino mini-games that significantly shift the way you play. While Nimblebit games in general have a reputation of being fair in its IAP facets, there are some considerations that can be made to help earn premium currency even faster while ensuring that its spent in the most efficient way possible. The following guide will help you earn those chips and bux while making sure they are spent wisely...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Valiant Hearts: The Great War', 'Mikey Boots' and Lots More

It's Wednesday again, and the weirdness of a four day work week here in the US isn't stopping the unstoppable flow of new iOS games on to the App Store. While we're light on quantity compared to some weeks, we're high on quality. Valiant Hearts: The Great War likely passes the hardcore gamer Real Game™ sniff test, everyone who has had an early copy of Mikey Boots loves it, and Angry Birds Stella should appear sometime tonight- Typically Rovio does Worldwide launches, so Stella should launch at or around midnight Pacific. Everything else will be available at 11:00 PM Eastern...

More 'Super Meat Boy Forever' Details Revealed

Super Meat Boy Forever was finally announced over the past weekend by Team Meat, with it being the mobile edition of the game that's been long-promised by the studio. Well, we now know a lot more about the game, how it plays, and when it's expected to release...

'Space Colors' Creator Trent Polack Working on Follow-Up 'Superchroma' and Spin-Off 'Gravity Blot

Space Colors [$0.99], the space-shooter with roguelike elements and colorful explosions, is barely a month released into the world, but if you want more of it: good news, there's a couple of new games coming that will deliver more space and/or more explosions...

Cartoon Network Shows Off New 'Adventure Time' and 'Steven Universe' Games at PAX

Cartoon Network was demoing games at PAX Prime this past weekend, and there's a pair of particularly intriguing titles from interesting developers that are coming to iOS in the future. Adventure Time Game Wizard is a game-creation tool that's being made by Pixel Press, and Steven Universe: Attack the Light is an RPG from Grumpyface, who have made some good games for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim Games in the past couple of years...

'Smarter Than You' from the Creator of '10000000' Launches This Month

Luca Redwood, creator of 10000000 [$2.99], has been working on a new game besides 10000000 sequel You Must Build a Boat, the asynchronous multiplayer game Smarter Than You. And soon, the world will get to play the game against each other and potentially take on the AI character M_E_T_I_S, as a release date has been announced for September 25th...

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