Category Archives: Release

'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...

'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...

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