Category Archives: Release

I think the best news baseball fans have gotten so far this season is that the reworked of the beloved RBI Baseball was going to have a price tag instead of being a free to play game. Well, it's here now, for $4.99. If you've been anxiously anticipating RBI Baseball 14 [$4.99], it seems like a good idea to pick it up just to signal to the powers that be that we're willing to pay money for actual video games when this could've so easily just been a freemium grind riding on the coattails of the RBI Baseball brand...

Late last month, a very cool upcoming iOS game caught our eye. It was for an abstract, minimalist platforming game called David [$1.99] that, similar to its inspiration Shadow of the Colossus, had you engaging in a series of battles against massive bosses. The game was already available on Mac and PC, so I took that version for a spin and really liked what I saw, but I found myself wishing for the iOS version as it felt like a game that would actually be better on a touchscreen. Well, today I got my wish, as David has popped up in the App Store...

Gameloft’s latest game Captain America: The Winter Soldier [Free] is now out worldwide for $2.99. A tie-in for the movie of the same name that is currently showing in theatres, it follows Captain America in an original adventure co-written by Marvel. You’ll punch and slam your shield at your enemies’ face while assembling a team of soldiers to fight alongside you. Here’s a video of the game in action that we captured at GDC:..

It feels like only yesterday that we brought you the news that Supercell's Clash of Clans follow-up Boom Beach [Free] would be releasing this Thursday. Oh wait, that was yesterday. And it feels like only this morning that we included Boom Beach in our roundup of what new games are hitting the App Store later tonight. Yep, that was this morning. Anyway, in that roundup post, Eli mentioned that "since Boom Beach is soft launched, chances are it'll appear at a really weird time whenever Supercell flips the global release switch." Well, he was right, as apparently they hit the Boom Beach release switch early and the game is available right now in the App Store...

You might have noticed lately, especially if you followed our GDC coverage last week, that pixely dungeon crawlers are so hot right now. Back in January, we told you about a new one called Quest of Dungeons, which appeared to be a very straightforward roguelike with a nice sense of humor and a great look. Well, if you've been looking forward to it, Quest of Dungeons [$1.99] officially launched in the App Store yesterday. Here's the trailer...

About this time last week we were telling you that an English language version of the interactive novel 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors was heading to iOS on March 17th. Well, that's today, and as expected the game is now available in the App Store as the retitled 999: The Novel [$4.99 / $4.99 (HD)]...

Late last week we told you about a new free to play racer developed by Eutechnyx and Crooz called ACR Drift [Free], and although a bit later than the rest of the week's new releases the game is now available in the App Store. As if the title wasn't a dead giveaway, ACR Drift is a racing game with a big focus on drifting, and the controls have been built specifically for touchscreens with a "swipe to drift" mechanic. It sounds pretty cool, but what really interest me about ACR Drift are its wide selection of vehicles and huge number of customizable parts. Check out the trailer...

If you're anxious to dive into this week's new iOS releases there's at least one game which has jumped the gun and is now available earlier than expected. That game is Appsolute's Fright Fight [Free], an arena fighting game in a similar vein to Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. series. The theme for Fright Fight is classic horror characters, and the initial release of the game features four playable characters: Werewolf, Vampire, Grim Reaper and Yeti. You can get a pretty good idea of Fright Fight by checking out the launch trailer...

'The King of Chicago' Hits the App Store

February 18th, 2014 12:29 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Release
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We posted about it a couple weeks ago, but the day of The King of Chicago's [$1.99] is upon us. Originally released for ancient computers and given a graphical rework for the Amiga, The King of Chicago is a mob-centric adventure game where players do everything they can to increase the size of their game before ultimately making (or not making) a deadline to be included in the New York crime syndicate...

This past November, Rocket City Studios unveiled their upcoming action game Second Chance Heroes [$0.99], and this is just a quick note to let you know that the game is now available worldwide. So what's so great about Second Chance Heroes? Well, it has you playing as various historical characters fighting off "an apocalypse of the absurd." So if you've ever dreamt of playing as a chainsaw-wielding Abe Lincoln or an electrified Nikola Tesla, this is the game for you...

Remember last September when we posted about Squeenix's vague announcement of Deadman's Cross [Free]? Well, the "zombie-themed card-based battle RPG" spinoff of Guardian Cross [Free] is here. Guardian Cross had some pretty gross free to play elements in it, so, while I've got my fingers crossed that Deadman's Cross is different, I feel like that might be a little too optimistic...

Late last month we told you about Ernest Szoka's Only One, a king-of-the-hill style hack'n slash for iOS that had at the time just been submitted to Apple. Well, the Apple approval gears cranked away and Only One [Free] is now available in the App Store. Inspired by the Jet Li action flick The One, Only One sees your player materialize on the top of a circular tower with a glowing sword in hand. Bad guys similarly materialize in increasingly greater numbers, and it's your job to hack'n slash them to death or simply hack them off the side of the arena, plunging them to a likely messy death...

Last week, we introduced you to a game inspired by the notoriously difficult Turbo Tunnel level from the NES classic Battletoads. Well that game, called Toad Rider [Free], has jumped the gun on the typical Wednesday night releases and is now available in the App Store. Just like that famed Turbo Tunnel level, you'll control a toad riding a hover-bike of sorts as you avoid walls, traps and other hazards, across a variety of landscapes, until you inevitably screw up and end your run. I've only spent a brief time with it so far, but I have to say, I'm really digging Toad Rider...

Marvel announced back at Comic Con this past October that they'd be bringing a Marvel Superheroes auto-runner to the iOS platform, and early this morning, Marvel Run Jump Smash! [$0.99] went live in the App Store. Now, the idea behind Marvel Run Jump Smash! is pretty awesome on paper: you'll pick a base S.H.I.E.L.D. agent to start with, then pick a team of superheroes from Marvel's extensive stable. As you play using your S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, you'll come across icons for the various superheroes on your team which allow you to then play as them for a brief period. Each of the superheroes have their own unique abilities too, like Hulk with his downward bash move and Iron Man with his ability to fly...

It came along later than the rest of the night's new releases, but finally EA's iOS remake of Dungeon Keeper [Free] is now out of soft-launch and available worldwide. The core idea of this Dungeon Keeper is the same as its 1997 iteration, to build up the baddest dungeon you can by setting traps and defenses up to keep out invaders who are after your treasure. What's not the same is that this Dungeon Keeper has a new art style and 3D visuals, and it's a free-to-play title...

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