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Telltale Games made a pretty big splash when the San Diego Comic-Con kicked off this week by announcing Season 2 of their Batman - The Telltale Series game, a third and supposedly final series of Walking Dead: The Game, and a long-awaited second season to the fantastic The Wolf Among Us. They weren't done though! Today at Comic-Con Telltale announced that the third episode of their take on Marvel's popular superhero series Guardians of the Galaxy - The Telltale Series [$4.99], titled More than a Feeling, is set to arrive on August 22nd. ..

In January of last year FDG Games and SHD Games released an unassuming little sniper game called Lonewolf [Free] to the App Store. While the sniper genre had been absolutely oversaturated on mobile, Lonewolf managed to stand out from the pack with its unique noir-inspired visuals and an emphasis on telling an interesting story, which was rare for that type of game. We liked Lonewolf a lot in our review and awarded it our Game of the Week back then, and it was pretty universally loved by all who played it. The only problem was that the game ended on a bit of a cliffhanger and players were anxious to find out what happens next in a promised upcoming new chapter… except that chapter never came. ..




With the upcoming Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion on the horizon and the existing metagame getting a bit long in the tooth, Blizzard has been up to all sorts of exciting things to keep people playing Hearthstone [Free]. Previously, we celebrated the Midsummer Fire Festival which had Ragnaros awarding us double coins for all of our quests. Now, Frost Lord Ahune has taken things over with the Frost Festival. This time around, participating in the event doesn't award coins, but instead packs for the upcoming expansion. Of course you can't actually open them until Knights of the Frozen Throne launches, but, it's cool earning them regardless...

Sidescrolling Beat 'Em Up 'Golem Rage' Set to Release in October, and Is Looking for Beta Testers on Our Forums

One of my favorite parts of writing about mobile games is seeing certain titles develop from a basic core idea at their genesis, to detailed, complex and action-packed completed products after months of intensive development - and a number of overly ambitious missed release dates. Golem Rage is one such game, and since its debut on TouchArcade in 2016, the developers have painstakingly detailed the growth of their beat 'em up App Store debut, which has certainly been impressive. After missing an initial September release date, Golem Rage is finally reaching completion, and the developers are now looking for beta testers on our forums in preparation for a prospective October 2017 release date on the App Store...

The original Zombies, Run! [Free] has been free since 2015, and if you've never tried it and have any interest in running, you really should. Instead of how a lot of running apps will just have you running and walking based on timed intervals with chimes and maybe some voiceover to tell you what to do next, Zombies, Run! does basically the same thing but it's cleverly disguised through an in-game narrative where you're running around inside of a zombie apocalypse. It's hard to really capture in a trailer, but check this one out to get an idea of what it's like:..

'Songbirds' Is an Upcoming 'Electroplankton'-Like Musical Zen Puzzler

If you never had a chance to play Electroplankton on the Nintendo DS, early next month you'll have the opportunity to play a rad-looking iOS game called Songbirds - Playful Music Creation from Pelican 7 which looks like it does a great job of riffing on the formula. Pelican 7 are developers of Lily [$1.99], which is another cross between an interactive musical game and a touchscreen toy sort of thing, so these guys have experience in building things like this...

Legendary Pokemon have been one of the most requested and eagerly anticipated additions to Pokemon GO [Free] since the game released just over a year ago. While Niantic have remained tight-lipped over when Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres and co would make their debut in the ridiculously popular augmented reality release, signs that Legendaries would appear within the game have occurred over the past few months. Today, through an epic reveal trailer reminiscent of that Super Bowl commercial from January 2016, Niantic have announced that Legendary Pokemon will be available to battle in Raid Battles, and then to subsequently catch, in Pokemon GO later this month...

Latest Game in the 'Professor Layton' Series 'Layton's Mystery Journey' Hits the App Store

As promised, Level-5 have delivered a brand new entry in the popular Professor Layton puzzler series called Layton's Mystery Journey [$15.99] to the App Store. This adventure is the seventh game in the main Professor Layton series and it follows Katrielle Layton, the daughter of the titular Professor Layton. He has suddenly gone missing and it's up to Katrielle to figure out the mystery of what happened to him by way of traveling around famous London landmarks, interacting with colorful characters, solving puzzles, and generally doing Layton-y type things. ..

Out Now: 'Full Throttle Remastered', 'Leap On!', 'Glyph Quest Chronicles', 'WWE Tap Mania', 'Mr Jump S', 'Realpolitiks Mobile', 'Triple Agent!', 'Sidewords', 'Judas Priest: Road to Valhalla' and More

Welcome once again to another week full of brand new iOS games! This week brings a semi-surprise release of the remastered version of classic LucasArts adventure game Full Throttle, and like previous Double Fine remasters you can switch back and forth between the original and remastered graphics. There's also the no-longer-in-soft-launch releases of Glyph Quest Chronicles and WWE Tap Mania, and Noodlecake's latest arcade masterpiece Leap On! has been getting rave reviews so far. And as always, much more! Plus Layton's Mystery Room should be on its way but didn't quite make it in time for this post, but we'll give you a heads up when we see it. Comb through the full list of new games below and let us know in the comments which ones you've got your eye on this week!..

'Bertram Fiddle: Episode 2: A Bleaker Predicklement' Delayed Until the End of August

Just shy of a year ago, we got the great news that a second episode of the excellent adventure game series Bertram Fiddle would finally be releasing that following November. The first episode, Bertram Fiddle: Episode 1: A Dreadly Business [$1.99] was very well-received by players but it released way back in December of 2014, so fans had been anxiously-awaiting its continuation for quite some time. Unfortunately episode 2, which is called A Bleaker Predicklement, didn't make its November release target, and back in April we were assured it would be hitting its new May release date. That didn't happen either, sadly, but in June we were once again given a new release date of July 20th, this time for sure! Well friends, life is tough as a struggling indie developer and things rarely go according to plan. It's my unfortunate duty to report that Bertram Fiddle: Episode 2: A Bleaker Predicklement has been delayed yet again, and is now slated for a release at the end of August. ..

'noded' is a Unique and Relaxing Puzzler from the Makers of 'kubic' that's Launching August 2nd

Developer Pixel Envision, who last brought us the clever puzzler kubic [$1.99] when it was published by Appsolute Games exactly one year ago, have another neat looking puzzler in the works, a minimalist game called noded. The game has you folding up a collection of nodes connected with a line in an effort to match the shape shown at the top of the screen. It actually sounds quite similar to kubic but with node-folding instead of block-placing. Check out the trailer...

New iOS Games on Our Forums: 'Judas Priest: Road to Valhalla', 'Sidewords', 'Project Mallow', 'Finn in 1989', and More

Today is apparently National Hot Dog Day, the day of the year where all hot dogs are equally appreciated. Being in Chicago, I'm pretty deep into the Chicago style hot dog scene, but, I'd say I love all hot dogs equally. If you're looking for some new games to play while you wait in line for hot dogs today, you're in luck, there's a ton of new titles that have hit the App Store recently...

Crescent Moon's Low-Poly Space Adventure 'Morphite' Finally Arriving September 7th, New Trailer Released

It's been more than a year since Crescent Moon first publicly unveiled a new game they're releasing called Morphite, a low-poly space exploration adventure, and we've covered the game a ton in the time since then. Well, it's all finally coming to a head as today Crescent Moon, in partnership with We're Five Games and Blowfish Studios, have announced that their project is at long last complete and we can all look forward to playing Morphite on a variety of platforms on September 7th. Those platforms are: iOS (obviously), Apple TV, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. An Android version is coming too but no date has been set, but it will be before the end of 2017. In celebration of the launch date announcement, a spectacular new Morphite trailer has also been released...

Comic Con is always an odd event for us to cover, particularly as the event has evolved from just focusing on comics to being an event about comics, TV shows, movies, video games, and every other medium that's even vaguely relevant in modern geek culture. Historically, it can be a bit hit or miss when it comes to mobile games, but Telltale kicked things off with a bang with three new games announced in one teaser video:..

I've been eagerly following the development of GRID Autosport over the past few months, and early glimpses of Feral Interactive's mobile port of the beloved Codemasters console racer suggest that it could be the next essential racing simulator on the App Store. Alpha preview footage emerged back in June, and it was pretty stunning to see such a detail-rich game look so refined on a smartphone, even at this incredibly early stage. However, all of the gameplay focused purely on an first-person, outside-the-car perspective, and many racing game enthusiasts on our forum thread and Discord server wondered whether a cockpit view would be in the final game. In response to this feedback, Feral have released a gif on their Twitter account that shows some additional in-game footage, most notably with a new cockpit camera configuration that should appease fans wanting a realistic racing experience on iOS...

The word 'classic' gets bandied around a lot when talking about games, and as a result has somewhat diluted its meaning. However, if one game on the App Store was worthy of such an adjective, it would definitely be Day of the Tentacle [$1.99]. Widely regarded as one of the greatest point-and-click games of all time, LucasArts' opus captured the hearts of a generation when it launched on the PC in 1993, and its remastered mobile release last year was a glorious representation that was a fitting tribute to its stunning source material. However, its release on the cusp of Pokemon GO [Free] hysteria meant that many may have missed out on Day of the Tentacle Remastered, and if you haven't experienced the eccentric time-travelling world of Bernard Bernoulli and friends, the game has today gone on sale for its lowest price ever, along side a handful of other Double Fine releases...

Kenny Sun has amassed a formidable catalogue of releases since his 2014 debut on the App Store. Ever since Spectrum [$0.99] underlined his eclectic design principles three years ago, the Boston-based developer has released a succession of quality mobile gaming hits, with Circa Infinity [$2.99] and Yankai's Peak [$2.99] being bizarrely beautiful but also impossibly immersive puzzle games that suited the platform to a tee. Yankai's Triangle [Free] is potentially the weirdest of Kenny Sun's games thus far, as its colorful, psychedelic graphical design combined with its compulsive triangle-based geometry gameplay resulted in what can only be described as the Sgt. Pepper of the puzzle game genre. We awarded Yankai's Triangle a glowing five star rating in our review last year, and today the game has been reduced to the bargain price of free for the first time ever...

The Nintendo Switch Online App Just Hit the App Store

Ahead of the launch of Splatoon 2 this Friday for the Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo Switch Online [Free] companion app is now live. It's a super quick download, and seems to seamlessly link to your Nintendo account... But (as of this writing) it doesn't seem to do a whole lot yet. I can sort of link my account, then it tells me the service is down for maintenance...

'Neo Angle', the Neon and Synth Puzzle Game, Releases August 3rd

Dropout Games' upcoming Neo Angle is a recipe for 80s flashbacks, which is never a bad thing in my eyes. This upcoming puzzle game, which we talked about recently, uses a neon aesthetic and 80s synth music to make a visually-pleasing minimalist game. You guide Neo (no relation to the Matrix guy) through complicated mazes, and you need to pick up all the pyramids in order to exit the level. The tricky part is you can't retrace your steps, so you'll have to think about your moves carefully before setting off. One could turn the game into a metaphor about how life should be all about moving forward, but who has the energy for that...

'Adventure Game' is a Metroidvania that Pokes Fun at Adventure Games, Coming in October

There's nothing I like more than some good old-fashioned tongue-in-cheek humor that pokes fun at video game tropes. One developer is hoping to take the piss out of the adventure game genre by way of an adventure-laden metroidvania platformer. The game is called Adventure Game, a humorously generic title if I ever heard one, and it stars a young adventurer named Adalbert who thinks he can get started in his adventuring career by tackling an entry-level adventure at a place called the Harmless Castle of Total Fun. As expected, the castle is neither harmless nor filled with total fun and Adalbert quickly finds himself fighting for his life against the castle's many traps and monster tangerines. Yes, the enemies are mutant tangerine monsters because why not?..

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