Category Archives: Updates

Wars and Battles [$6.99 (HD)], the wargaming "platform" developed by Battle Factory that looks like a tabletop wargame come to life, will offer another scenario in an update coming in June. This time around, war's shifting from WWII Normandy to the Sinai and the Golan heights in 1973 where Israel was fighting for survival against a larger, but technologically inferior, enemy. For those unfamiliar with the conflict's history, in 1973 the combined Egyptian and Syrian forces launched an assault on Israel with the purpose of regaining their territories lost in the Six-Day War of 1967. The war was short but devastating because of the massive use of state of the art military technology, marking this conflict as one of the first to showcase surface-to-air missiles and sophisticated anti-tank weapons...

The folks over at DeNA have announced that their social RPG Final Fantasy: Record Keeper [Free], will be undergoing significant maintenance Saturday night from 10pm until 4am Sunday morning (PST). While routine maintenance isn’t significant enough to report on, the fruits of said maintenance are certainly worth discussing. Once the servers come back online, Record Keeper will introduce a host of new features to the game that will make it even more alluring...

Zombie Highway 2 [Free] today got a version 1.2 update, which adds in new content for both beginners and experts. Beginners will have two new weapons to try out early on: the Pocket Shotgun and SPA-12Z shotgun, both available for fairly cheap. These shotguns should hlep you out in your quest to shoot off the zombies latched on to you while you're still early on in the game. If you are a skilled Zombie Highway 2 player, you'll get a cool new weapon to play with: the Plasma Cannon. This thing ain't cheap; it's the most expensive weapon in the game, actually. It costs Z$400,000, or 348 gold, and requires 58 objectives to be completed. But it's got the best stats in the game, and it has rechargeable ammo. I don't want it, I just need it...

One of my favorite dual-stick shooters, at least before Geometry Wars 3 [$4.99] came out, has been Trigonarium [$1.99]. And really, the game still holds up pretty well on its own merits. And the game has been updated with some new stuff, including one vital feature: MFi controller support. Yes, you can now play this dual-stick shooter with a dual-stick gamepad, as the giant geometric gods intended. It just feels right. And if you have 2 controllers? Then you can play co-op mode with the 2 of them. Brilliant!..

I'm always glad to hear that neat games get updates. Epic Eric [$0.99] is a solid little puzzle-platformer that involves swinging from gears, and swinging is one of my favorite game mechanics. While I kind of thought the game was lost to history, a recent Android port by 232 Studios brought a bit of hope that more was coming to Epic Eric. And now, my wishes have come true: 15 new levels have been added to this puzzle-platformer for you to enjoy...

After a very long gestation period, Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$6.99] 0.11.0 is officially out, bringing loads of improvements and additions to the huge phenomenon that is Minecraft on phones and tablets. The new update finally adds boats, which had become necessary after Minecraft PE introduced infinite worlds. I play almost solely Survival, so imagine trying to cross an ocean simply by hopping. Unlike the PC version, the boats fit two mobs in them, which means you can travel with your trusty wolf to boldly go where no duo has ever gone before. 0.11 has also introduced fishing, so you can enjoy those lazy Sundays on your boat with friends and fresh fish...

It feels like Kumobius is updating their games on a bi-weekly basis now. Bean Dreams [$0.99] is the latest game to get an update, with 3 new worlds adding in 18 levels in total. The trampolines from Bean's Quest [$2.99] are back, which bounce you up to the height you were at. Challenging stuff to play with. These levels are early on in the map, so you can play with it early on if you've just gotten the game. There are two other worlds added later on down the road: Fun Factory has switch locks with walls that are toggled by the locks. The last set of levels requires 200 stars, and is the Dungeon of Dreams, an all-encompassing test of skill for the Bean Dreams expert...

I like my iOS sports games the way I like my real-life sports - played with other people. Playing a game about football, basketball, tennis, or any other sport on an iOS device by yourself is a great pity when you know that a few thousand potential opponents are a tap away. And just like strategy games, multiplayer sports games offer a much stronger challenge than single player ones because AI opponents get very predictable very fast...

Hey you, Joe and Jane Wrestling Fan, did you know the Money in the Bank Pay-Per View event is coming up in less than two weeks? Of course you know that, and to celebrate WWE Immortals [Free] has just received a pretty big update that adds (or at least will add) some cool new content. There will be a special online event for Money in the Bank running from June 10th to the 17th which will give you the chance to win some cool new gear. This update also adds some new character cards to the roster. Curiously, only one of the stated new characters is currently available as a single card for purchase in the store. It's The Authority Stephanie McMahon, and she makes quite a match paired up with her The Authority Triple H husband's card...

Of all the Kim Kardashian simulators out there, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood [Free] is probably the best. I know our community is always chomping at the bit for new Kardashian news, so strap in for this nugget: The world of Apple Watch apps has been completely revolutionized this afternoon with the release of the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood for the Apple Watch...

Mexer and Tinytouchtales' rad dungeon-crawling card game Card Crawl [$2.99] is getting a big content update next week, on June 11th. The big new addition will be two new game modes, though the exact details of what those will contain is a mystery. The rest of the update contains some cool and welcome stuff. Ten new ability cards are inbound, such as "Blood Pact" and "Bleed." Tired of the same hero card and that same goofy villain? Well, there's three new unlockable hero avatar cards, and two new dealers to take on. Check out the teaser trailer below:..

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. It's a shorter list than usual this week, but what's here is pretty awesome. Lots of neat updates for paid and free-to-play games alike. 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!..

Do you like Nitrome's Magic Touch - Wizard for Hire [Free]? However, do you wish that the game let you play as wizards besides that one default wizard dude? He's alright, but what about a magical owl? That'd be cool! Well, good news: Magic Touch's latest update adds in ten new wizards for you to unlock with your hard-earned coins, including an aforementioned magical owl. Some of them are technically witches, warlocks, and other wizard-adjacent magical figures, but whatever, they count! Check out the trailer with the new stuff below:..

Vainglory [Free], the superb mobile MOBA, has just been updated, and it has introduced a new hero and made the App Universal. The Fortress Update, as the developers are calling it, added a new hero called, surprisingly, Fortress. Fortress will be unlockable only with ICE for the first 7 days, and then you'll be able to unlock him with ICE or Glory. This hero has some fun abilities, like Packmates, his passive perk that enables him to move faster when he's near an ally and promotes a pack mentality. His first active ability, Truth of the Tooth, allows Fortress to mark an enemy as prey, which makes his next attack a short-range lunge and also gives him and allied heroes increased move speed when moving toward anything marked as prey. His second ability, Law of the Claw, deals crystal damage on his enemies and forces them to bleed (take damage) for a few seconds after that. Attacks against bleeding targets have lifesteal and increase the bleeding. Finally, Fortress' Ultimate, Attack of the Pack, gives him increased health and attack speed and calls to him a pack of wolves, each of whom seek out a different enemy hero and make him or her bleed. So, as it's obvious, Fortress promotes a strength-in-numbers tactic that demands closer cooperation among teammates for full effect...

Digital-only CCG Solforge [Free] is continuing the Reign of Varna with the release today of Set 5.2: Varna, Immortal King. This release contains four new Legendaries, one each for Uterra, Nekrium, Tempys, and Alloyin. The Uterra Legendary, Everflow Eidolon, allows the player to gain health whenever the card gains health. This ability gives Uterra buffing cards double effect if Everflow is on the board, making you even harder to kill. His body is pretty decent too, which means with a little buff, he'll be on the board enough to buff your health considerably. Dopplebot, the Alloyin Legendary, is a really fun one and brings a very interesting mechanic to the game: once a turn, Dopplebot can look at the creatures in the opponent's hand and get all the abilities of a chosen creature for the remainder of the turn. In Level 3, he gets the abilities plus the creatures' attack that is added to his own. This guy can be a serious game-changer when activated, and I can't wait to see what crazy turns he can create, especially if he gets his hands on the opponent's Legendaries...

Everywear Games was part of the huge wave of Apple Watch launch games with their RPG Runeblade [Free] that released last month. Now, they're ready to expand on it with the first expansion to the game, "The Desolation." Promising to double the amount of content in Runeblade, there are 200 new levels, dynamic map events, and loads of new monsters and artifacts to get in the game...

During the first week of April, Mortal Kombat X [Free] made its official mobile debut just ahead of its console and PC sibling's launch the following week. As expected, Mortal Kombat X on mobile was quite similar to Injustice [Free] or WWE Immortals [Free] in that it was a stripped-down fighting game with a heavy emphasis on collecting and upgrading your characters. Overall, it was actually pretty good, but holy cow was it ever buggy. ..

Fans of Rymdkapsel [$3.99], the time-management game about building a base in space, trying to survive against alien invaders, are going to be excited to learn that a big update is coming to the game next week, June 4th. This update brings two new modes to the game: there's Zen mode, which eliminates enemies altogether, just allowing you to build and explore without worry of attack. The opposite of that is the new Plus mode, which is harder, better, faster, stronger. The monoliths in this mode are all designed to help you build out your base faster, though the enemies are more aggressive. Good luck with that!..

Foursaken Media just finished Heroes and Castles 2 [$1.99], but they've already went and updated one of their earlier games, Block Fortress [$1.99], with new content. The big new mode? A PvP arena mode, where you can fight in up to four-player battles on custom maps. New equipment is in the game, such as shrink rays, jetpacks, and zip-line blocks. A new third-person camera has been added, too, check it out:..

If you're into classic computer RPGs like the Ultima series, then 2015 has been pretty kind to you. One of the handful of interesting retro-style RPGs that popped up earlier this year, Dungeons Of Chaos [$1.99 (HD)] offers a decidedly vintage non-linear feel with a lot of depth to it. I enjoyed it well enough in my review of the game, but worried about whether we'd see the story of the game finished due to its open-ended chapter-based structure. Luckily, the developer has been pretty dedicated to to the game since its release, updating a few times to fix and re-balance a couple of things, and the latest update finally brings the story to a close...

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