Category Archives: Release

'Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor' Companion App Will Offer Hints Based on What it Hears [Update: It's Out]

There have been a number of companion apps released alongside console and PC games which offer a variety of different benefits, but the Palantir companion app for the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes things to a whole new level. As Joystiq reports, Palantir is a collaborative effort between Warner Bros. and Wikia, and will function like many other companion apps in its "Reader" mode, offering a portal into the information about the game curated by Wikia's community. That will include player-written guides and background information about the characters and lore in the game...

If you were wondering where the highly anticipated continuation of Walking Dead [Free] was in our New Zealand release post this morning, well, here's a pleasant surprise: Walking Dead Season 2 [$4.99] is already released worldwide. It snuck out last night, and I'm really trying to find a functional time turner to help carve some time out of my schedule to play through it...

'Angry Birds Go!' Launches Worldwide

December 11th, 2013 8:58 AM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Release
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Fans of cart racing games just got another must-download to add to their lists early this morning. Angry Birds Go! [Free] finally hit App Stores worldwide after being soft launched for quite a while in a few different territories. Angry Birds Go! is a downhill cart racer, that both nails all the elements that a good kart racer should have along with including all sorts of Angry Birds trimmings to make the game even more fun...

Two fairly high-profile games have finished up their soft-launch periods where they were both only available in select countries, and are now out everywhere. First up is EA's Heroes of Dragon Age [Free], a mobile spinoff of the popular Dragon Age series. It's not a deep RPG like other Dragon Age games, rather it's more of a card collecting-style strategy game that features loads of different characters from all throughout the massive Dragon Age lore. Also, it features battles and scenarios that have been mentioned in the various Dragon Age games and books and lets you play through them for yourself...

We told you last week that the remake of the strategy classic M.U.L.E. would be landing on November 25th, and we weren't lying. As of today you can now download M.U.L.E. Returns [$4.99] from the App Store. This new iOS version features remade visuals, remixes of the classic M.U.L.E. tunes, and absolutely no in-app purchases or any of that weirdness. As the app description puts it, "Nothing else to buy. No gems. No crystals. No ads. Pure gaming!" Here you can see a nice chunk of the game in action in this developer gameplay video...

Square Enix’s Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is a strange beast. While there have been a number of sequels and spinoffs to official FF games all of them were based on post-SNES era games. Yet, in 2008 SE released this direct sequel to FFIV to the Japanese populace as a mobile game, and would eventually launch it in the US first as a WiiWare port and then as part of a compilation on the PSP. Now, iOS users finally have a chance to check out After Years although there really isn’t much to enjoy...

It's been over a year since we first heard about Dancing Anchovy's Team Monster [Free]. In fact, seeing an early version of that game was one of the best things to come out of a trip to Korea. (Aside from authentic Korean BBQ and soju that goes all night, of course.) The game is a combination of a lot of things we really like, with Battleheart [$2.99] style combat and you'll build your party out of collected monsters that you'll come across in a vaguely Pokemon-ish mechanic...

Virtual Pet App 'Hatch' Launches Worldwide

November 20th, 2013 10:55 AM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Release
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Ahead of tonight's onslaught of game releases is Impending's Hatch [$2.99], a virtual pet we've been posting about for quite a while now. In the app, players adopt a creature called a Fugu and do Tamagotchi-like things such as making sure its fed, cleaning up after it, and cleaning up after it...

Gameloft's original GT Racing [Free] was a great racing game, but, like all two year old 3D games on the App Store is really starting to show its age. GT Racing 2 has been soft launched in Canada for a while now, and just finally showed up in the US store. So, here's a video of us doing a couple of the early races...

Lagging behind the rest of tonight's releases is the collaboration between Disney and Nimblebit, Tiny Death Star [Free]. We've fiddled around with the New Zealand version of the game earlier today, and it's totally fair to describe it as Tiny Tower [Free] with several thick layers of officially branded Star Wars paint. The gameplay essentially remains very similar to the original, but this time around Star Wars fan service is absolutely everywhere...

Back in August, we learned that Chucky, the psychotic doll from the horrible/fantastic Child's Play slasher movies, was getting his own mobile game. And, it was an endless runner no less. Well that game, Chucky's Slash & Dash [Free], is now available in the App Store. The story of Slash & Dash is that Chucky is running through the Good Guy Doll factory where he was made. Of course, as the story goes, "Good Guy" Chucky becomes inhabited with the soul of a serial killer and mayhem ensues. As you run through the factory you'll collect batteries which can be used to purchase upgrades and additional weapons. You'll also run across security guards in the factory which you can swipe to attack and kill in gory fashion...

A little over a month ago, MadFinger Games released a new trailer for their zombie blasting sequel to Dead Trigger, along with a release date of October 23rd. If you don't happen to have a calendar handy, let me help you out: today is October 23rd and Dead Trigger 2 [Free] has officially launched in the App Store...

We just told you about Combat Monsters [Free] yesterday, but Rubicon Development decided to get a leg up on the normal scheduled Wednesday night releases and have released their new game tonight instead. ..

We've found ourselves more interested in Dungeons & Dragons: Arena of War [Free] than we typically are when it comes to Mobage's ultra-free to play offerings, because, well, Dungeons & Dragons. It's a great IP with decades worth of history behind it, and it feels like the App Store is perfect for a really awesome title that takes D&D style tabletop game play and uses all the great things that have come of iOS gaming to make something truly great. I'm imagining Pocket Heroes but with a real budget and recognizable IP behind it...

Earlier this week, we posted about a mobile version of Batman: Arkham Origins [Free] coming around the same time as its console big brother sometime around the 25th of this month. Well, apparently, that means tonight. It's a free to play brawler that I'm thinking is going to be pretty similar to Injustice: Gods Among Us [Free], as it also will hook up to the console version of the game for some exclusive crossover unlockables...

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