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Just a quick note to our Android friends out there, as was announced a couple of weeks ago, Capcom has brought Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition [$4.99] to Android via the Google Play Store. This is largely the same game that launched on iOS in July of last year, including the three additional playable characters that arrived via updates following its release. However, the Android version of Street Fighter IV: CE includes an exclusive new character, fan-favorite punching bag Dan Hibiki. Hey Capcom, us iOS users want to beat up on Dan too ya know, so maybe think about bringing him over to the Apple side someday please? ..

Our old friend Phil Faily is getting ready to enter the terrible twos as this week marks the second anniversary of Spunge Games releasing their hilarious endless driver/crash simulator Faily Brakes [Free] into the App Store. To mark this momentous occasion Spunge has released a huge update to the game adding all sorts of new goodies. The biggest of which is a brand new theme and environment to careen through called Retro Future. Here, you'll be surrounded by neon-soaked hazards and a catchy synth soundtrack, and there's several new 80s-styled vehicles to drive too. The Retro Future environment also features new dynamic elements like moving hazards and underground tunnels you can drive through. The new environment as well as one of the new vehicles come included for free in the update, with two additional vehicles and two character costumes available in a $1.99 IAP. ..




Welcome to the latest edition of the SwitchArcade Roundup, where it's the calm before the storm that is this week's release schedule. 10 games will hit the Switch on Thursday, the 22nd, but only one title is on the Switch today, Layers of Fear: Legacy. However, there are still a few interesting pieces of news and some sales to discuss before tomorrow's madness, and I'm sensing a pretty strong theme of brutality running throughout a lot of the news.....

Snowboard Trickery Coming to the App Store with 'Peak Rider' Releasing February 28th

Battery Acid Games are preparing a return to the world of the App Store for the first time since their previous release Baller Legends [Free] back in August of 2015. This new game is called Peak Rider and it could be considered a spinoff of sorts to their popular 2012 motorcycle racer Highway Rider [Free], except of course in this instance you'll be blazing down snowy paths rather than harsh pavement. The premise is pretty simple: Make your way down Peak Mountain, "one of the most remote mountains in the world" as you find perfect lines to gain speed and launch off of jumps where you'll pull off as many crazy stunts as you can while in the air. Of course, you'll need to avoid smashing into rocks or trees along the way, otherwise your run will come to a quick and painful end. Check out a couple of brief glimpses of Peak Rider in action...

Gacha games are all about that feel good moment when you know you are about to open up some loot in game. Idiocracy, Inc knows this and wants to hit you right in those feels with Dice Brawl: Captains League. Dice Brawl shares many characteristics of some games most of us are very familiar with, but it is ready to clash with the best of them. Sporting a more traditional tabletop style gameplay and a dash of random gameplay mechanics, Dice Brawl has a niche that suggests it will be able to compete without fully stepping on anyone's toes too much...

Best New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Glitch Dash', 'Alto's Odyssey', 'Rogue Hearts', '81!',  and More

The end of February is closing in on us, the year of already melting by with loads of awesome iOS games coming out every day. When you throw the Nintendo Switch into the mix, there's just too many amazing games coming out to even keep up with, but we'll try! In the world of made up holidays, today is National Sticky Bun Day! (So, get yer' butt to a Cinnabon and go to town.) ..

With Fire Emblem Heroes [Free] raking in money hand over fist for Nintendo, it's not likely that support for the game is going to dry up anytime soon. But surely there are only so many characters to go around, even in a long-running series like Fire Emblem? That much is true, but players have been responding enthusiastically to special variants of popular heroes, which means the development team can more or less throw a Santa hat on Chrom every so often and call it a day. Beyond silly (and fun) holiday tie-ins, however, there exists within certain games some canonical reasons to have different versions of characters, and it's that particular vein that is being mined for the Summoning Event kicking off on February 22nd...

If there's one thing I've learnt from covering major App Store releases over the past two years, it's that you can never trust release dates. Alto's Odyssey [$4.99], the eagerly-awaited follow-up to 2015's universally acclaimed and adored endless runner Alto's Adventure [$4.99], was scheduled to launch on iOS tomorrow, but here we are. I'm not sure why I'm complaining about being blindsided by release dates, as five minutes with Alto's Odyssey confirms everything you'd expect from a pseudo-sequel to one of the most beloved mobile releases of recent times - Snowman have yet again created a game that is aesthetically stunning, while also varied and accessible enough to be a lot of fun to play. Alto's Odyssey is available to download on the App Store for $4.99 right now, and while we'll have a review out very soon, I'm sure most ardent iOS advocates have already downloaded it by this point in the article...

'Evoland 2' Is Coming to Mobile After All, Releases February 28th for iOS

Playdigious and Shiro Games are bringing Evoland 2 to iOS and Apple TV after all. Little under two years ago, we were told the follow up to Evoland [$0.99] would not be making its way to iOS for a few reasons. We found it odd at the time and are glad to see the publisher and developer have both changed their mind here. Evoland 2 was built on the Haxe engine that the team found hard to work with for mobile. It also took a lot of effort to get the controls working well for touch screens. Watch the mobile announcement trailer below:..

There's an unexpected cameo in the latest update to Pac-Man [Free], and it's Sonic the Hedgehog? Huh? Yes, the blue speedster, most famously known for going fast, is now in a limited-time Dash maze in Pac-Man for iOS and Android. Sonic is trying to collect rings instead of pellets, invisibility power-ups instead of powerup pellets, and friendly woodland creatures instead of fruit, keys, and Galaxians. It's kind of an odd pairing, but it kind of makes sense? Sonic is trying to go fast, and nothing compels him to go faster than being trapped in a maze, hunted down by robots...that then become ghosts. It is disturbing that the creatures that Sonic normally frees are now the items to eat. Hmm. Not everything was going to be a perfect 1:1 pairing, I suppose. ..

The Remastered Version of 2008 Cult Hit Flash Game 'The Majesty of Colors' Finally Arriving February 28th

Well it has been QUITE a while since we first learned that Future Proof Games would be remastering and re-releasing Gregory Avery-Weir's cult Flash game hit The Majesty of Colors on mobile and desktop platforms back in August of 2016, but never fear as the project is still alive and in fact it even has a release date now. This new version of The Majesty of Colors will arrive on both mobile and desktop platforms at the end of this month on February 28th. The Majesty of Colors is about a strange undersea creature who lives in the depths and darkness of the ocean, but then discovers the "majesty of colors" that exist above the surface and falls hard in love with them. Here's a trailer...

Analytics firm Sensor Tower has all but confirmed what anyone following the mobile gaming market should know: Fire Emblem Heroes [Free] made more money than Super Mario Run [Free]. Specifically, Sensor Tower's data has Fire Emblem Heroes as making $295 million in its first year, more than the $56 million that Super Mario Run made in its first year. For context of how well Fire Emblem Heroes is doing, consider that $295 million translates to about 4.9 million copies of a $60 game. FEH sold about as well as Splatoon 2, and it has the potential to keep building on those numbers as a service title...

Welcome to another edition of the SwitchArcade Roundup, where we've got news on Rocket League, Old Man's Journey, Switch game sales, and more! This promises to be a busy release week, mostly backloaded on Thursday and Friday, but Tuesday is full of some interesting news to dive into, and some more sales on the store to check out. Without further ado, let's see what's new and interesting...

A couple of weeks back we learned that Zen Studios had partnered up with Universal to release a set of new pinball tables based on the classic Jurassic Park franchise for their Zen Pinball [Free] and Pinball FX 3 games called Jurassic World Pinball. The new tables are intended to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of the very first Jurassic Park movie back in 1993, but they have the added effect of also making me realize that I'm old now. Anyway, today those three new Jurassic Park-themed tables have arrived in Zen Pinball on iOS, Android, and Mac and in Pinball FX 3 on all other platforms. Here's a trailer showing all three new tables in action...

Apple's ARKit was among the biggest features to come out of WWDC last summer, but so far games that utilize the technology as anything more than a gimmick seem ... few and far between. Silent Streets: Mockingbird just went up for preorder, and appears to use ARKit in a pretty clever way. There's loads more information on the game's web site, but the basic gist of Silent Streets is a fascinating blend of gamebook-style adventure gameplay with ARKit-enabled investigating. Check out the trailer:..

'Sword Art Online: Integral Factor' Announced for Worldwide Release, Pre-Registrations Now Live

Bandai Namco Entertainment just announced that it is releasing yet another Sword Art Online mobile game. This one will be releasing worldwide on both the App Store and Google Play and is called Sword Art Online: Integral Factor. IT takes place in the year 2022 when Akihiko Kayaba has developed a full dive VRMMORPG titled Sword Art Online. Once logged into, you can’t log out until you complete the game and a game over means dying in the real world. You play as a former beta tester for the VRMMORPG who is trapped inside now. Watch the announcement trailer for it below:..

Welcome to another edition of the SwitchArcade Roundup! Despite it being Presidents' Day in the US, there's still some news about Switch games coming out. And of course, there's still plenty of sales, and some new releases to investigate. Capcom leads off today's roundup with some news about Mega Man Legacy Collection's upcoming Switch releases!..

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. There were lots of big updates in the last week, with some substantial added content to some really cool games of all types. I've put together a selection for you to take a gander at as you prepare for the week. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

Breath of the Wild aside, Drool LLC's chaotic 'rhythm violence' release Thumper [$4.99] was one of the first experiences that really 'sold' me on the Nintendo Switch. Seeing such a vibrant, colorful and complex indie classic make the transition to a handheld device just felt so perfect, and sure enough set a precedent for a deluge of titles to release on the hardware in the months afterwards. Despite this, there was a nagging voice in the back of my head that wondered 'would this game be even better on iOS', and as if the developers knew what a fantastic idea this would be, Thumper: Pocket Edition made its debut on the App Store last month. Taking full use of the Super Retina Display and extended real estate on the iPhone X, Thumper was a stunning romp for rhythm fans that went down a treat on our forums, despite some minor control niggles that emerged amongst our community. Thankfully, the developers have listened to feedback from fans, and have today released an update for Thumper that adds a new touch-based lane switch control scheme alongside a number of other welcome improvements...

I know January is supposed to be the month where everyone is understandably broke because of Christmas and the New Year, but we're now deep within February and my bank account does not look any friendlier. To be fair, a lot of it is self-afflicted, as there have just been so many fantastic gaming releases on every platform in the few weeks of 2018 we've had so far. If you're similarly spent, but also are keen to fill up that backlog with even more essential iOS titles, you're in luck - some seminal App Store classics have been heavily reduced in price over the past few days. If you're missing any of these games from your collection, you truly have no excuse now...

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