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'Warhammer: 40,000 Freeblade' Finally Launches Worldwide

November 19th, 2015 12:00 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Release
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Back at the iPhone 6S reveal keynote, one of the ways Apple showed off the new 3D Touch functionality was by inviting the developers of Warhammer: 40,000 Freeblade [Free] up to come demo the way you can press a little harder on the screen to switch aiming modes. It's a cool idea, and really does a great job of illustrating the neat little ways 3D Touch can work in games. If you missed it, here's a clip:..

Hothead's Kill Shot Bravo [Free], originally set to release on November 19th, has gotten a surprise worldwide release today. Hothead's sniper game is a follow-up to perhaps the most successful sniper game so far on mobile, and the sequel promises some cool new features, including live sniping competitions with other players. The game was in soft launch, but now everyone worldwide can check the game out a couple days early. Huzzah!..




In Western culture, both Friday and the number 13 are considered unlucky. So when the 13th day of the month falls on a Friday, it's like a double whammy of unlucky. Whether you're superstitious or not, Friday the 13th (which is today in case you didn't notice!) is a fun excuse to indulge in something frightful, and since we're a mobile gaming site let me offer up the just-released Dark Fear [$2.99]. Dark Fear is a classic-style point-and-click adventure with a heavy horror vibe. We talked about it a few weeks ago but here's the trailer again in case you missed it...

Holy moly! Here's a fantastic surprise release. Well, it's not exactly a surprise because Oddworld Inhabitants teased and then confirmed back in June that this was coming, but we didn't know WHEN it was coming. Well, I guess if you follow their Twitter you knew. But it was still a surprise to me, so get off my back! The classic 3D platformer and original Xbox launch title Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee [$2.99] is now available on iOS, and will be coming to Android later this month. Here's a quick look at Munch's Oddysee in action...

Cartoon Network has mostly pushed out licensed games, but many of the games they've put out have really raised the bar for licensed tie-ins, like the exceptional Attack the Light [$2.99] game based on Steven Universe earlier this year. Their latest game based on a show of theirs is Thirty Days and Seven Seas [$2.99], based on Clarence. While it's got a tie-in to an invented game in the show, there's two reasons to care about it even if you don't watch Clarence: one, it's from the developers of Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake [$4.99], a great Cartoon Network-published game from last year; two, it's a neat hybrid of board games and turn-based strategy...

One of the games I've been looking forward to is Wizards and Wagons [$4.99] from Touch Dimensions, so I was worried when it didn't show up in time for our weekly Out Now post. Turns out it was just running late! As the story goes, you're the hero who vanquishes the Demon Lord and returns peace to your land. You're a bonafide hero, and you enjoy all the spoils that go along with that. But, your fame and fortune don't last forever, and before you know it you're penniless and living on the streets. That's no way for a hero to live! So you snag yourself a wagon and try to reinvent your career as a traveling salesman...

Surprise! We heard some rumblings that Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey [$4.99] Kobojo was coming soon, but surprise! It's out right now, for the price of $8.99. The game was in the middle of an uncertainty over whether it would be free-to-play or a paid game, and paid won out. Now, you can pick up the hotly-anticipated RPG for $8.99, with no in-app purchases to speak of. Premium gaming fans, you won this one...

I know that you've been drooling in anticipation for this Coors Light-branded mobile beat 'em up ever since Eli previewed it last week, and now the wait is finally over: Coors Light Super Refresh-Men [Free] is now available on the App Store. I know that we've had a hint of sarcasm whenever we've talked about Super Refresh-Men, but I'm going to be honest, this game is pretty dang awesome. ..

We've got a soft spot in our hearts around here for the Zenonia series, as the first Zenonia came out at a time where most games on the App Store were supremely simple as developers were both still learning the platform and trying to figure out what iOS gamers wanted... Then Zenonia came out of left field as a full-fledged action RPG with dozen of hours of gameplay and all the other things that have just become normal for Zenonia games. Well, the sixth installment hit the App Store today, and it's called Zenonia S: Rifts In Time [Free]. Note that's an S and not a 5. ..

John Romero, co-founder of id Software and designer of Doom [$4.99], has just re-released one of his first games on to the App Store, in Dangeroud Dave in the Deserted Pirate's Hideout [Free]. This is a platformer from the late 1980s, where you collect gems and make it through levels as quickly as possible. It has the kind of clunky feel of a game made back in that era, but it's still a pretty cool relic from the era, and it comes with either retro visuals or high-res art to play the game with. Plus, it's free to download, with only IAP to remove ads. It's a piece of gaming history from a legendary developer, it's certainly worth a download...

I know it's not quite "Out Now" time, but one of the more highly-anticipated titles of this year has just snuck out on the App Store early, and it feels worthy of a heads up. Dead Effect 2 [Free] is the sequel to Badfly Interactive's well-received 2013 sci-fi horror first-person shooter Dead Effect. Originally planned for release in the first half of September, Dead Effect 2 ended up needing a bit more time in the oven, but it looks like the extra wait was worth it. This game is freaking gorgeous. Check out the trailer...

Gamevil and developer Digital Legends Entertainment have just taken their online shooter Afterpulse [Free] and brought it out worldwide. The game was soft launched in Australia back in August, so you didn't have to wait too long to start blasting other folks in this online PvP shooter...

Happymagenta's one of my favorite casual game publishers on the App Store, though it feels like it's been a while since we heard about any releases from them. Well, they've got a brand new game out now, and it's their entry into the popular idle clicker genre, with Hyper Swiper [Free]. While the title indicates that you have to swipe to do your taps/clicks to attack, you can also tap to attack, though you're kind of going against the title. Still, freedom!..

With NBA 2K16 rolling out this week, the companion app MyNBA2K16 [Free] is out now, and if you're playing the console NBA 2K16, you'll want to check this out. The app lets you earn a ton of NBA 2K16 Virtual Currency by using the app, and playing the card game in the app. From what we hear, the VC you earn in MyNBA2K16 is quite lucrative to help you out in the console game. Do make sure to link your NBA 2K16 account to the app to get the rewards, though...

Here's a little surprise for you: Shooty Skies [Free], a new game from two-thirds of the crew that created Crossy Road [Free], is out now. Developed by Matt Hall and Andy Sum of Hipster Whale, along with a couple other long-time Australian game development veterans in Ben Britten and Matt Ditton, this is an arcade-y shoot 'em up full of the voxel graphics that Crossy Road was known for, but now you're shooting enemies instead of just crossing roads...

This has turned out to be an incredibly busy week for releases, between the initial Out Now post, and then the follow-up one. Heck, the follow-up had games that kept showing up while I was compiling it. And the party doesn't stop, as Skeletomb [Free] has made it out on to the App Store as a rare Friday release. We've chatted about this one before, but here's the trailer if you're unfamiliar:..

This week turned out to be a bigger release week than anyone probably was expecting, with a bunch of games just winding up to hit on the 24th at the same time. Wile many games followed the normal release schedule, several more high-profile games were stragglers that didn't drop until today. Here's a few that missed the cut that last night:..

Shane McCafferty's dreadnought-destroying shoot 'em up Starseed: Origin [Free], published by Crescent Moon Games is now available on the App Store, out a little ahead of the normal Thursday release day. Possibly due to iOS 9's release on Wednesday? Who knows. All we know is that Starseed is out now. I don't know why it has the "Origin" unless there were issues with Starseed Pilgrim, maybe? Why not Starseed B.C, then, as many metal bands tend to do, like the bands Bison and Ghost have done? I mention this because metal influences are all over Starseed, including a ship named Dimebag (rest in peace), and a ship named the Sabbath. It's not completely metal, as there's a ship called Prodigy, but Prodigy's still awesome, so it works...

Back in May we got a very early glimpse and some details on an upcoming title called Oraia Rift when developer Compass Games looked to our community for beta testers. That early glimpse of the game showed a very Zelda-influenced action RPG with a colorful look and real-time combat. Well, a lot changed over the course of a few months and last month our own Tasos went hands-on with an in-progress version of Oraia Rift. Some of the changes included switching the tap-to-move system to a virtual stick and changing the combat to a more typical hack 'n slash variety with a magic spell system layered on top. It all sounded quite good, and as of today you can find out for yourself as Oraia Rift [$1.99] has officially launched in the App Store...

One of the week's big releases is actually out a bit ahead of schedule ‚Äď Kabam's Star Wars Uprising [Free] has just escaped soft launch and gone worldwide on the App Store. This is an action-RPG that borrows heavily from the structure of Spirit Lords [Free] which released earlier this year. This isn't a bad thing per se as Spirit Lords was a solid game, but it may feel very familiar. We'll be getting someone else besides myself to review it, so you'll get a fresh take on the game...

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