Category Archives: Release

Late last year DeNA and Scattered Entertainment announced that they had a free-to-play first-person shooter in the works called The Drowning [Free], and following its soft launch in New Zealand back in April the game has graduated to a full release and is now available in App Stores worldwide...

Hey Prince of Persia fans, if playing through the remade Prince of Persia Classic [$1.99 / $1.99 (HD)] left you hungry for more, you're in luck. Prince of Persia 2, rebranded as Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame [$2.99] hit the App Store this morning...

'Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded' Hits the App Store

We've been covering the second coming of Leisure Suit Larry since it was first announced way back in late 2011, but this past May we learned that the reboot of the classic raunch-fest adventure game would be delayed with no definite release date in sight other than "late June" for the mobile version. Well, it's a bit past late June, but as of just a few minutes ago Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded [$4.99] finally did show up in the App Store...

Today an unexpected game popped up in my AppShopper new games feed as Digital Reality's acclaimed side-scrolling shooter Sine Mora made its way to the iOS App Store as a $5.99 Universal app. ..

Well, this is surprising. Square Enix's Deus Ex: The Fall [$6.99] seems to have just hit every App Store instead of just the New Zealand App Store. According to everything we've heard from their PR agency, this is very much not how they planned this launch so it wouldn't surprise me at all if the game gets pulled, at least until later today...

When Playdead announced that Limbo would be coming July 3rd, I thought they meant "July 3rd" in that it was set for a July 4th release but would technically hit the night before on the 3rd due to how timezones work, like the normal batch of weekly "Thursday" releases. ..

Developed by Nitrome and given significant love under the new Rovio Stars publishing program, Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage [$0.99 / $2.99] is likely going to be the next physics puzzler fighting for positioning in the iTunes top charts. The best way to see how the core mechanic of the game works is by trying the free 2009 Flash version of the game, which Nitrome seems to have heavily iterated on to produce A Viking Voyage...

Guys. Real talk for a minute: Puzzle Pirates [Free (HD)] is good. Real good. Originally released in 2003, there's been a slow drizzle of new content added to the game since them in the form of new puzzles, new gear, and more things to do. The iOS version just hit the App Store, and initial impressions seem to dictate that this is a ridiculously faithful and fully functioning port of the PC version which basically signals the end of my real-world social life as I knew it...

Well, this is weird. Breaking free of the Wednesday night release cycle, Gameloft's Gangstar Vegas [$2.99] hit the App Store at about 4:00 AM Central this morning. We've been covering Gangstar quite a bit, and with the release of the first of three developer diaries released this week we had our bets on a release next week at the earliest. But, hey, earlier is always better, right?..

Earlier this year in January, we spotted a curious release in the Chinese App Store for a game called Contra: Evolution, which appeared to be a remake of the classic side-scrolling shooter with greatly improved visuals and touchscreen controls. And, despite Contra being one of the most cloned games in the App Store, this version appeared to be legit. It looked cool, but the only problem was that it was only available in China, and I wanted it. Badly...

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' Hits the App Store

Originally released on the Xbox just under ten years ago, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic [$9.99] is considered by many to be the best Star Wars game ever released, and those who don't agree with that would at least put it among the best. A big reason why the game succeeded so massively is that instead of inventing their own systems, Bioware leaned heavily on the existing d20-based Star Wars tabletop RPG. This becomes more and more apparent in the game as you go through character creation and then experience the round-based combat which is limited by the number of actions you can take each turn just like a tabletop game...

It's Memorial Day here in the US, so we're taking it a bit easier than usual. However, over the last several days there have been a few new releases that have eschewed the popular scheduled Thursday release thing in favor of doing it their own way. In an effort to make sure you don't miss out on some cool gaming, and seeing as we've previewed a few of these games in the past, here's a short roundup of those new releases in case you're sitting around looking for a new game to try...

Earlier this month, EA soft-launched a new version of the iconic block-clearing game Tetris in the Canadian App Store, called Tetris Blitz [Free], and we took the title for a spin in a TA Plays video to see what it was all about. Basically, it's the Tetris block-dropping-and-clearing that we all know and love, but stuffed into a fast-paced timed mode similar to Bejeweled Blitz [Free]. It's pretty good, despite being littered with all the freemium trappings that we've come to expect on the App Store...

Back in early March we told you about Zynga's upcoming Temple Run-style game called Running With Friends, which was just entering a beta period in the Canadian App Store. Early today, Running With Friends [Free / Free (HD)] bid adieu to its limited beta launch and is now available in the US App Store and internationally. VentureBeat has uploaded an official trailer, check it out...

We've been following along with the development of iMech Online [Free] since its first unveiling at WWDC last year, and over the weekend the game quietly launched for free in the App Store. Actually, to back up a bit, iMech was a game originally released way back in 2009 and was among the first iOS games to feature full competitive online multiplayer for up to 8 players. It was extremely impressive for the time, and iMech accumulated a dedicated fanbase of online players...

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