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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...

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath [$4.99] was a well-received first-person shooter in the wacky Oddworld universe released initially in 2005 for the original Xbox. The game was a cult hit, albeit one that didn't sell enough to be a blockbuster. However, since then, the game's been getting updated ports for modern systems, and now iOS players can enjoy the FPS, as it was released on Thursday, November 27th, for iOS, for $5.99, made by an external team at Square One Games...

A charming little high score game made its way to the App Store on Monday, called Oh My Giraffe [$1.99]. Players control a giraffe with a rather long and flexible neck, controlled by dragging which is helpful because there's a bunch of fruit to eat that's not always in easily-attainable positions. Each fruit is worth successively more points for eating it. Also, the giraffe is being chased by the predators of the jungle, and must knock some fruit to the ground by chewing the vines and letting them hit the pursuing lions, either by hitting them directly or bouncing off of the giraffe's body. Thankfully, the day-night cycle will put them all to sleep and let the fruit-eating commence unabated. Check out a teaser with some footage of the game; if possible, play it in YouTube's new 60 frames per second mode:..

In late October, developer Funcom soft-launched a remastered iOS version of their critically-acclaimed 2000 PC adventure game The Longest Journey, but we weren't really sure when it would be seeing a wider release. Today we have our answer: The Longest Journey Remastered [$6.99] is available worldwide right now! ..

As one of my favorite bands Iron Chic points out in the song "Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow?", we're all on a giant blue rock that's spinning through space, falling in circles forever into the sun. It's a pretty morbid way to view human existence, and kind of depressing, but the one lyric that makes me feel better is "This once we all fall together." Hey, we're hurtling towards a giant fireball in space, but at least we're in it together, right? That's similar to the premise behind Sunburn! [$0.99], the debut title from developer Secret Crush that just hit the App Store this morning...

Super Evil Megacorp's mobile MOBA Vainglory was one of the stars of Apple's iPhone 6 keynote back in September, and has actually been in a soft-launch period since this past June. It was originally conceived as an iPad-only game, but with larger iPhones entering into the mix, the Super Evil folks made the decision to create an iPhone version of the game as well. Just a couple of weeks back, the final release date was revealed for the game and it would be staggered across regions, with Europe getting the game last Thursday while us here in North America (as well as South America, the Middle East and Africa) had to wait until tomorrow, November 18th for our Vainglory fix. Well, whether it was intentional or not, it looks like Vainglory [Free / Free (HD)] has actually launched just a bit ahead of schedule, and is now available in the US App Store...

Late last month, Portable Pixels unveiled their latest project, a sequel to their popular 2012 virtual pet game Hatchi, and as of this morning Hatchi 2 - The Virtual Pet Breeding Game [$0.99] is now available in the App Store for 99¢. The original Hatchi was unabashedly retro, featuring a blocky faux LCD experience that closely mimicked the physical Tamagotchi and Digimon toys of the '90s. Hatchi 2 kicks things up a notch with full color visuals, but not too far, as it's still decidedly pixely and retro...

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