Category Archives: Updates

'Reigns 2' Announced, with a Free Expansion Pack for the Original 'Reigns' Launching in February

Reigns [$2.99] was undoubtedly one of the standout iOS releases of 2016, and was well represented on our round-up of the best games of the year, as well as my own personal list of titles I enjoyed the most over the last twelve months. I certainly was not alone in holding Reigns in such high regard - Nerial's flagship adventure app received critical acclaim on its release in August, as its unique Tinder-esque mechanics, abundant charm and interesting concept of continuing your dynasty after the previous ruler's death proved to be a novel and engrossing essential mobile experience. Today, Nerial have announced that, as well as a free DLC expansion for the original game that is set to launch this Februrary, they are working on an entirely new sequel that is tentatively titled Reigns 2. However, instead of playing from the very traditional perspective of irrefutable power that the king possessed, the developers have put you in the shoes of the queen...

Update Mondays: 'Daddy Long Legs', 'Subway Surfers', 'Shadowverse', 'Warp Shift', and (Not Many) More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the year! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. Well friends, I showed up ready to write a full-length article this week, but you know who didn't? The updates! I guess things will heat up next time around, but for now, I've only got a small handful of games to highlight. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper Social [Free], the watchlist in the TouchArcade App [Free], or by participating in the TouchArcade forums, but this weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..




Shadowverse [Free] is easily one of the best CCGs on mobile right now, and it has managed to stand apart from the juggernaut that is Hearthstone despite their similarities. Today, Shadowverse's card collection has grown because of the addition of the new expansion called Rise of Bahamut. You can see all the cards from Rise of Bahamut here and either admire or hate the art depending on your taste. I like it personally because it feels different enough from other CCGs I play - although I know there are plenty others that use similar art. The new expansion brings new mechanics to the game, such as Enchance and Clash, and should entertain the game's players quite a bit...

Ted Alspach's city builder Suburbia [$4.99] is one of the best board games on the App Store, and now it's finally available for the iPhone after a universal update. If you haven't heard of or played Suburbia, this pretty good port of the award-winning board game has you building your city by placing hexagonal tiles with various buildings next to each other. While that might sound like a simple mechanic, the way you match those tiles has a huge impact on how your population grows and how much money is left in the bank. A few wrong moves, and you'll be broke before you know it...

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. In deference to the fact that it's the day after Christmas and that the App Store freeze slowed updates to a crawl, this one's going to be a short one, only highlighing a handpicked few. We should be back to our normal level next week. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper Social [Free], the watchlist in the TouchArcade App [Free], or by participating in the TouchArcade forums, but this weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

Brace Yourself Games has announced a new DLC for Crypt of the NecroDancer [$4.99] called Amplified. This DLC is a prequel to NecroDancer, and will feature a whole host of new stuff. Such as a new vampire character. There's new enemies, new bosses, new weapons, new levels, and of course: new music. Over 20 new tracks featuring Danny Baranowsky, Jake "Virt" Kaufman and Mega Ran are planned. Plus, a whole remix soundtrack by the fine composers that contribute to OCRemix. I am ready...

The rumors were flying that Pokemon GO [Free] wasn't coming to the Apple Watch in the near future partly because Niantic was working on its own wearables. Well, apparently the first part of the rumor was false because an update that brings the game to the Apple Watch is currently making the rounds (keep in mind, these updates usually take a while to actually appear). The app will let you explore the world around and find those hidden Pokemon from the comfort of your wrist. You can also hatch Pokemon originally discovered in the Pokemon Gold and Silver games as well...

tinyBuild's boxing tycoon management game Punch Club [$4.99] has gotten a nice new update just ahead of the big iTunes freeze. The new easy mode will allow you to play the game without worrying about your stats decaying at all. This way, you can just sit back and play the game without any worries. If you are the kind of person who plays games less for the challenge, and more for the experience, this is the update for you. They do warn that this mode breaks the balance of the game, though...

Considering a Nintendo representative said just the other day that their hit Super Mario Run [Free] wouldn't be getting any added features or updates, it's odd that we're seeing our second addition to the game in less than a week. But hey, updates are awesome, so no point in complaining. A couple of days ago, we got a few new cosmetic items to decorate our personal Mushroom Kingdoms with, but today, we're getting a whole new mode of play. Dubbed Friendly Run, it allows you to compete with your friends without paying any Rally Tickets...

Inkle's got a nice surprise right before the holidays for Sorcery players: New Game Plus that lets you start over in part one [$4.99] from a completed save in part four [appprice url="asdf"]. Yes, that's right, you can start over the entire Sorcery series, playing from the beginning with a brand new difficulty: Merciless. Tougher enemies, new items, and new secrets, including one final intriguing thing:..

Pokemon GO [Free] has been praised for its very positive effect on people's mobility, and the latest numbers out of Niantic definitely prove that. Apparently, Pokemon GO Trainers have walked more than 8.7 billion kilometers since the game's launch, which comes out to more than 200,000 trips around Earth. While walking for all those miles, Trainers have caught more than 88 billion Pokemon, which comes out to around 533 million Pokemon a day. That's some pretty crazy stats, especially considering the fact that the game wasn't available in that many countries for most of these six months...

Obsidian said that Pathfinder Adventures' [Free] Deck 6 was almost here, and it was speaking truth because the latest update just brought Spires of Xin-Shalast to us just in time for the holidays. Deck 6 brings 5 new scenarios to the game, including the conclusion to the Rise of the Runelords adventure, 4 new locations, 4 new maps, over 40 new monsters, villains, and henchmen, and, of course, tons more weapons, spells, loots, and so on. The update also brings character equipment sets where characters have alternate versions you can purchase in the store and each alt has alternate art. You can see the slight differences between the alts and the original characters in terms of stats here...

Clash of Clans [Free] players, Supercell has given to all of you an early Christmas present in the form of a pretty big Christmas update with all kinds of new levels. Barbarian King and Archer Queen can now go to Level 45 at Town Hall 11, Wizard Tower goes to Level 10, Walls will now go up to Level 12, but you only get 50 of them, and Hog Riders can now go to Level 7. We are also getting Level 7 Clan Castle and Level 6 Golems. There's also tons of balancing with Witches getting damage and HP buffs, Balloons dropping the first bomb faster, Dragons seeing their damage speed increased, and the P.E.K.K.A also has its attack increased. Finally, the Poison spell is getting a buff in terms of radius and damage...

Marvel Puzzle Quest [Free] continues to pump more and more characters into the game, and this time around it's Thanos' turn to join the game. There are two Thanos variations coming to the game, a 3-Star Thanos (Modern) and a 5-star Thanos (Classic). Both of them will arrive in the game on Thursday, December 22nd. As expected, the new characters are coming with all kinds of events both to celebrate Thanos and for the holidays. There's a new Thanos PVE event called Crash of the Mad Titan, a Thanos Versus Tournament called Behold Thanos, and more...

Good news: the long-awaited third chapter of Agent A [$2.99] is coming on Thursday, December 22nd. The point-and-click adventure game/room escape game's third episode, "Ruby's Trap," picks up where episode 2 ends, with you being trapped by the suave and actually pretty evil Ruby La Rouge. I've gotten to play this chapter ahead of its release, and it brings more of the same great puzzling fun that the original game brought. It's more of a room escape game in this chapter, as you literally have to escape the room that you are imprisoned in, triggering a variety of hidden objects and figuring out how they work in concert with one another. You'll also have to deal with math at one point, but nothing too advanced. But still, math! ..

After many years in development, Minecraft Pocket Edition [$6.99] has finally hit the 1.0 milestone, and this update is a huge one. 1.0, or the Ender Update, is bringing everything from The End - End cities, End ships, Ender Dragon - Ender Pearls, Eye of Ender, Ender Chest, Dragon head, shulkers and shulker shells, chorus fruit and popped chorus fruit, end stone and end stone brick, purplur block, pillar, slabs and stairs, dragon egg, ability to craft lingering potions in survival, igloos and polar bears, strongholds, as well as support for world templates. You can check all the new additions here...

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week before Christmas! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. It's to be expected, but wow, there are a lot of Christmas updates in this batch. Some great games got some terrific updates, so I think we've got a little something for every good girl and boy this week. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper Social [Free], the watchlist in the TouchArcade App [Free], or by participating in the TouchArcade forums, but this weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

While Nintendo has been pretty open about the main reason for the online requirement of Super Mario Run [Free], the fact that it was put in to combat piracy doesn't mean that it can't be used for other things that are beneficial for the players. Many people are enjoying the Toad Rally, for one thing, and competing with the scores of your friends almost immediately after they've logged them is pretty cool. But these things could probably mostly be done without requiring an internet connection at all times. Today's fun surprise, on the other hand, would be trickier to pull off...

Good news for any fans of PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator [Free]: the game has gotten an update just in time for the holiday season that brings a bunch of yuletide goodness to your experience of becoming the top 'tuber in the world. A whole bunch of special festive items, along with a designated Holiday Item Pack, are here, along with a holiday Puggle skin! And who can't forget the Festive Sponsor Eagle? The reason for the season is to make videos for an often-hostile audience, after all...

Back in 2012, Danish developer Press Play was acquired by Microsoft and used to create exclusive games for Microsoft's fledgling Windows Phone platform. One of those games was called Tentacles, and it was about controlling a little blob creature by touching the screen to grab onto objects and pull through the level using its set of 4 wiggly tentacles. It was a really unique game that worked wonderfully on a touchscreen, and when it was apparent that its exclusivity wasn't exactly bringing in the customers to the Windows Phone platform, Microsoft opted to bring the game to iOS in October of 2012 with the title Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin [$2.99]. It was an interesting and entertaining game that we enjoyed in our original review...

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