Category Archives: Release

As the iTunes holiday freeze is about to hit, we're seeing more games sneak out on to the App Store, and one such game is X-Plane 10 [Free], the latest version of the long-running flight simulator franchise. Not only is realistic plane-flying promised by the game, but also several expansive regions, an improved combat system for planes with weapons, and 2-player online multiplayer with voice chat support. If you've never played a flight simulator, there are a number of tutorials along with a full manual to get you acclimated...

It's a bit late to the party, missing the huge list of new game releases from last night, but The Binary Mill's latest project Mini Motor Racing WRT [Free] is now finally available in the App Store. As we talked about when it was announced earlier this month, Mini Motor Racing WRT is a spinoff of sorts of their fantastic 2011 racer Mini Motor Racing. The big change is a focus on competing in the World Racing Tournament, or WRT, by piecing together a star racing team and fleet of vehicles that will lead you to the championship. There's also expanded multiplayer options as you can start up an online Race Club with friends and work together to beat rival Race Clubs...

Well, Simogo's thing that they were teasing recently has been revealed, and for the purposes of our site, we're disappointed to report that it's not for mobile. Odds are though that you have a PC or Mac, and can thus check out The Sensational December Machine, a small free game from Simogo. Created in the last few weeks as a present for their fans, this is a short story in a world where you have to look around in order to see what's next in the story, as the text warps around the world. The art is hand-drawn, and music is dynamic. It's available as a direct download for PC and Mac...

'Brother in Arms 3: Sons of War' Review - A Freemium Sibling

As we mentioned earlier this month when we posted the teaser trailer, Gameloft’s Brother in Arms 3: Sons of War [Free] has been a long time coming. Announced in June of 2013, we took it for a spin back in E3 2013 and enjoyed the big changes to the series - namely the transition from a traditional shooter to one that was mostly a cover-based on-rails affair. Fast forward nearly a year and a half later and Sons of War is significantly different than when last we played it. For folks hoping for a significant shift in the series direction, Sons of War may disappoint as it goes back to its traditional roots, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing...

Developer LuGus Studios has launched Planet Pinball Pro [$2.99] on the App Store today. This looks like a pretty neat take on pinball, where players take on challenges on a three small tables. Scoring big numbers of points will be required to unlock later levels. There's a mission system that players have to take on to help provide some goals to aim for, along with a leveling system. It'll be possible to get powerups to help get some advantages and score more points...

EA's SimCity BuildIt [Free] has made the jump from soft launch to worldwide release today. This is EA's free-to-play take on their classic city-management simulation franchise that probably served as the genesis for all the popular simulation games that are out there today. The game's got gorgeous 3D visuals, with social elements to trade resources with friends, real-life buildings, and all the challenges that come from building a thriving metropolis. EA released another developer diary video just ahead of the game's release if you want to hear more about the game from them:..

Originally release on PC in late 2013, and Mac/Linux in early 2014, Lucas Pope's Papers, Please [$7.99 (HD)] is an incredibly well received indie game where you play as an officer working at a border checkpoint in the dystopian country of Arstotzka. Gameplay involves checking the documents of people trying to enter the country, and making sure the only people with proper documentation are allowed admission. It's one of those games like FTL [$9.99 (HD)] which may have released on the PC first, but always felt like they should have been an iPad game instead. Well, as of early this morning, that problem has been solved through the release of a fantastic iPad port...

'Tales from the Borderlands' Hits the App Store

December 10th, 2014 11:13 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in News, Release
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Who knows what the delay was behind the release of Tales from the Borderlands [$4.99], but I could flip a coin between some kind of approval drama (either technical or content related) or maybe Telltale just didn't want to steal the show from Game of Thrones [$4.99]. Whatever the reason, it's out now...

Marvel's new free to play mobile brawler, which they originally announced at Comic-Con in July and soft-launched in October, is now officially available worldwide. Called Marvel Contest of Champions [Free], the game puts a large cast of Marvel characters, both heroes and villains, at your disposal as you use them to battle in the Contest of Champions. There is a full single-player portion of the game that sees you beating specific quests and unlocking bits of storyline. There's also online multiplayer, though it's against other players' ghost teams and not actually real-time fighting. It's still fun though, and playing versus lets you win Battle Chips which can be used to enter special Arena events where you can earn high-powered characters and other rewards. Finally there are several daily events to play through which also offer special rewards for winning and unique play parameters...

The time has finally come! The long-awaited Seabeard [Free] from HandCircus and Backflip Studios is now worldwide! We got word last week that the game was going to release on the 11th, but the particulars in charge have pulled the switch on the game a bit earlier than expected. I suppose it's Thursday if you're in Australia, New Zealand, and many Asian countries, but for westerners, it's out a day early – or at least a few hours ahead of the normal Wednesday night release times. iTunes releases are weird...

Last month we learned that Sega would be bringing their popular free to play social strategy RPG Chain Chronicle [Free] to territories outside of Japan, and as of today the game is now available in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. If you live in a region that's not one of those listed, Sega states "Additional territories to follow" so we'll just have to wait and see when that will be. Chain Chronicle has been published in the West by gumi Inc, and here's a look at the official launch trailer...

Back in September, Square Enix released Dragon Quest 3 [$9.99] on the Japanese App Store, and now the game has been released worldwide in English for people outside of the game's home country to play. They got the spelling right on this one, too – no DARGON QUEST shenanigans this time. While there's kind of a wonky release order – we got the fourth game before we got the first three – at least the collection is starting to fill out for fans of the series. Like other ports in the games, this has been optimized for portrait mode play. As originally reported by our Shaun Musgrave, the graphics are based on the Super Famicom (Super NES in the US) remake, and not the Famicom original, and the music is symphonic remakes. ..

'Tomb Raider 2' is Out Now Worldwide

'Tomb Raider 2' is Out Now Worldwide

December 3rd, 2014 12:26 PM EST by Carter Dotson in Featured, News, Release
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Square Enix has unearthed an early release day surprise for y'all, as Tomb Raider 2 [$1.99] is now out worldwide, ahead of when games normally release across the globe on Wednesday. This is a port of the Playstation One-era game starring Lara Croft, with widescreen visuals, though the game hasn't gotten too much of a visual revamping since its original release. This does come with both the original game and its expansion "The Golden Mask" which originally was only available for PC. It still looks like a game from 1997, just running in HD now! ..

Really, it was a matter of time: EA's finally globally launched a free-to-play version of Peggle, entitled Peggle Blast [Free]. The game has been in soft launch for a few months now, but has just made its way worldwide. The basics of the game should be familiar to anyone who's played the addictive peg-popper: use a limited number of balls to try and take out all the orange pegs, launching from the top, watching the ball hit other pegs and bumpers, pachinko-style...

While we were taking the day off yesterday to spend time with our families and stuff our faces on Thanksgiving, several noteworthy games decided to pop up in the App Store. So, while you may have noticed these already because they're being talked up in our forums or are floating towards the top of the Hot Games List, here's a little roundup just to make sure these don't slip by anybody. Oh, and Carter posted a separate article for Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath which is out now as well, so be sure to check that out...

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