Category Archives: Updates

Mr Jump [Free] became a particularly popular platformer upon its release, and not just because Apple featured it as Editor's Choice (though I'm sure it didn't hurt). As oulined in our review, it's a game that does a lot right and introduces a lot of clever elements into what could be another Impossible Game [$0.99] or Geometry Dash [$1.99] style of difficult auto-running platformer. Well, the game has just gotten its first update, adding in 12 new levels to play in the new World B. These add in a number of new elements to play with, like jetpacks. The new trailer shows off some of the new content:..

HeroCraft's entry into the crowded genre of Warhammer games, Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf [Free], has jsut gotten a big update adding in PvP multiplayer to the strategy game. You'll be able to take on opposing teams in 3-on-3 battles. There will be a rating system that has you taking on tougher and tougher foes as you win more, but you start to get better rewards for doing so. Leaderboards are also present, with a season system so that you perhaps have a shot to get to the top of the leaderboards someday when you're strong enough. The update is live now, and HeroCraft has released a new trailer for the new PVP mode:..

Woah Dave! [$4.99], the pretty cool Mario Bros. like action-platformer where you pick up items to throw at enemies in an arena, has gotten its big Deluxe update today on iOS. It's been available for a few weeks on other platforms, but it's finally available for everyone who prefers to play this game on iOS. The update adds in a whole bunch of stuff: there's two new levels with new wrinkles to try out. A number of new characters are available, with cameos from other Choice Provisions games. Oh, and you can ride a UFO, too...

It's a miracle of miracles! All three of the superb remastered Sonic iOS games–that's Sonic The Hedgehog [$2.99], Sonic The Hedgehog 2 [$2.99], and Sonic CD [$2.99]–have finally received iPhone 6 compatibility updates. All of these Sonic games have had a crippling issue on iPhone 6 Plus devices ever since Apple's new phones became available alongside iOS 8 last fall. The issue was a display bug that would cause the games run in a tiny window in the corner of the 6 Plus screen, essentially making them unplayable. That issue has now been remedied. ..

Good news for fans of Crystal Siege [$2.99], the action/tower-defense game published by FDG that released last year. The game has been stuck on the iPad since its release, but FDG is releasing the iPhone version this week, and they're going to make it a free universal update instead of a separate iPhone version. The update should be available on Thursday, April 30th. With the new update coming out, the game is on sale for $2.99 this week, so now's a good time to pick it up if you're interested...

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. Cat Physics got an update this week! Some other stuff, yes, but Cat Physics! Oh fine, I'll tell you about some other updates, too. 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!..

DeNA’s Final Fantasy: Record Keeper [Free] has been consistently updated on a weekly basis since its release with limited time events that offered the opportunity to unlock a few characters. This week’s update doesn’t follow the same vein but instead focuses on expanding the game’s core content...

Disruptor Beam's Game of Thrones Ascent [Free] had a cool thing going for it last year, where it tied in events from season 4 of HBO's Game of Thrones into its own game. Well, the good news is that they're continuing it for season 5 with new content drops, and have also launched a big new expansion for the game called "Fire & Blood." You can now grow your dragons, which is a big new feature, of course, and check out a new interactive map. The map will contain some of the iconic events from the show, like Daenerys attacking the slaver cities. The update with the expansion is avaiable on the web and on iOS today, with the Android version coming later...

It's no secret that Marvel is expecting their upcoming blockbuster movie Avengers: Age of Ultron to be a big deal, and there's no shortage of mobile game tie-ins happening to celebrate the movie's release. A brand new game, Marvel Future Fight, is already in soft-launch and will be releasing worldwide the day before the movie hits theaters, but there's some existing games that have recently gotten some Age of Ultron love as well. ..

I don't know what's in the water this week with a bunch of surprise updates for games that haven't been updated in a while, but I am all in favor of this continuing to happen. The latest game to get a surprise update? Orbital [$2.99 / Free / $2.99 (HD)], the rad puzzler from BitForge. It hasn't seen an update in almost four years, but this great puzzler from 2009 is all set up for modern devices. It's got support for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, adds in native widescreen support, and the app has even gone universal now. The HD version is still around, but it's just worth picking up the original version now...

It's always great to see games that otherwise seem lost to history get updated with new content. Plasma Sky [$1.99] is a fun shoot 'em up from 2013 that's just been updated to version 5.0, bringing some new content to the game. The big new addition is the new Blockade mode, which throws wave after wave of block enemies and formations that is designed be tough and quick to play. ..

Oh hey, this seems to be a good week for games suddenly getting updated after long periods of inactivity. Now Bring Me Sandwiches [Free] has been a updated for modern devices. The game has not just gotten an update for iPhone 6/Plus resolutions as many games do, but it has widescreen support for the iPhone 5. Yes, it's been a while since this one was updated. The other big change is that the game has been shifted to be free with ads. There's no ad-removal IAP at the moment, but the ads just seem to consist of interstitials that pop up, though they were popping up errors for me. ..

We are still in the awkward feeling-around phase of the Apple Watch, where there's a bunch of games and apps being made, and we don't quite know what exactly is going to work. Will companion apps to bigger apps and games succeed? Well, Gameloft's at least trying something with Modern Combat 5 [Free], as they updated the game with Apple Watch support. You can get notifications, sign up for in-game events, and even change your character. Want to customize your weapons while the thought comes to mind, without loading up the whole game to change it? You can do so from your Apple Watch...

A long-time App Store favorite is getting updated once again with fresh content. Disc Drivin' [$2.99 / Free / $4.99 (HD)], the turn-based racing game where you slide discs around tracks, trying to finish first ahead of your opponents, is getting its first update in a year and a half. It's getting updated to support the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but the really exciting news? There's three new tracks getting added to the game. Here's one of them, a new ice track called Two Cool:..

Tankers, prepare to roll those tanks out of the garage because World of Tanks Blitz [Free] is releasing its 1.8 Update around 5:30 pm PST tomorrow, April 22nd. As we described in a recent article, this update introduces Battle Missions, a new (and, hopefully, actually useful) Tutorial Mode, as well as a Demo Account System that allows new players to jump right into battle without wasting time creating a full account...

EA's free-to-play soccer game FIFA 15 Ultimate Team [Free] has been updated with Apple Watch support in anticipation of the wearable's release later this week. Watch-specific features include tracking the transfer statuses of your five most coveted players, including instant notifications. In other words: in less than a week, you'll be able to strap a small computer to your wrist and use it to buy and sell virtual athletes like chattel. The future is here, and the future is weird if you think about it too long...

Temple Run 2 [Free] has just made Scarlett Fox a permanently-free character, instead of as an unlock with in-game currency. This change comes after a story we covered last March, where a 12 year-old girl found that many endless runners only had male characters available as the default. Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi, responded in the comments section of the article that Imangi was going to make her a free character and add in more playable female characters down the road, and this is the first step of that...

If you're a fan of Candy Crush Saga [Free] and Candy Crush Soda Saga [Free], then I have some good news: both games have been updated today with new level packs. Candy Crush Saga has a new Crumbly Coast episode, where you'll be playing through 15 new levels to help Harry the Big Foot get the cookies he so desperately desires. These new levels push Candy Crush Saga up to a whopping 905 levels. One-tenth of the way there from angering Vegeta!..

Update Mondays: 'Hearthstone', 'Final Fantasy: Record Keeper', 'Mortal Kombat X', 'Mr. Crab', And More

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. This week's batch is a bit light in terms of sheer quantity, but there are a few important updates to be found. No Spider-Mans whatsoever, though, so I'm a little grumpier than usual. 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!..

Nitrome is a studio that just keeps cranking out the rad pixel-art games. Their game Magic Touch: Wizard for Hire [Free] is a fun and challenging game where you draw glyphs to defeat enemies. If you've gotten your high scores but are hungry for more, then good news: Nitrome has just released an update adding in a bunch of new stuff. Most deviously, there's a new mega-balloon enemy to try and defeat, which I have no clue how I or anyone else will pull off. Should be fun!..

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