Category Archives: Release

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 – 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...

It was nearly a year ago now that Surgeon Simulator [$4.99] developer Bossa Studios unveiled their latest wacky creation, an open-world bread simulator called I Am Bread [$4.99]. Yes, it's just as silly as it sounds. You (awkwardly) control a little slice of bread as it explores a highly detailed house in search of its ultimate goal: being toasted in a toaster. Or by a hair dryer. Or an iron. Or a lamp. Pretty much any way you can get your bread toasted is just fine, and that's all part of the fun! After making my dreams come true back in January and confirming it was coming to mobile, the long wait is finally over as I Am Bread has hit the App Store...

It's already been a pretty intense day of new iOS games, but before we've even had a chance to recover there's a late arrival that a lot of people having been waiting for: Sarah Northway's Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville [$4.99]. After a couple of device compatibility snafus that pushed the previously planned release dates back, Rebuild 3 has finally found its way to the App Store!..

'Pokémon Shuffle Mobile' Hits the App Store

The path for Pokémon Shuffle has been a windy one. Back in February of this year, Pokémon Shuffle released for the Nintendo 3DS. It was noteworthy for being one of the first really "free to play" free to play games on Nintendo's handheld, complete with energy systems and everything. Many saw that as the signal for the end of video games as we know them, but it turned out to not be so bad. The real problem was that Pokémon Shuffle's bite-sized gameplay wasn't particularly well-suited to the Nintendo 3DS, a platform that's definitely designed to be portable but typically isn't as conducive to killing quick bursts of free time as something like a smartphone. ..

Back in April, Capcom and their casual games division Beeline Interactive announced an… interesting crossover game for mobile. The iconic Ghostbusters would bust some ghosts by matching gems Puzzle Fighter style. Yeah. After several months of soft-launch and an artwork makeover that put the female characters in the game in some less-revealing clothing, and Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighter [Free] is now ready for primetime and out worldwide...

It's Monday and maybe you're cranky. Why not take it out on a challenging, abstract game of mystery? The Guides [$2.99] will provide just that! This game will have you deciphering codes and puzzles of many kinds, presented in all forms of stylish manner, making the madness you're soon about to dwell in a good way to go! The trailer gives you some good hints of what you can expect:..

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