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We're big fans of RareSloth's King Rabbit [Free] around here, and the game has just gotten another big, free content update after its launch. The main campaign has been extended with 16 new levels, so if you've beaten it and need more rabbit-y goodness in your life, here you go. Three new achievements and a new leaderboard are here for you competitive completionists. Adventurous types will have more hidden diamonds to dig up, with diamond progress now visible in the level select screen. And the people who like to play their own music while they play King Rabbit will be happy to know that background music now works in the app. This goes along with the standard "bug fixes and performance improvements" you'd expect an app update to have...

11 Bit Studios have earned a very deserved reputation as one of the best developers on the App Store. Ever since the launch of Anomaly: Warzone Earth [$1.99] back in 2012 which completely reversed the tired Tower Defence genre on its head with beautiful graphics to boot - and even won an Apple Design Award for their efforts - 11 Bit Studios have strived in releasing games that are ever increasing in quality. If for whatever reason you haven't had the chance to play one of their games or are missing a title from their library, this may be the perfect time to amend that as the developers are having a sale on their applications until June 20th. Unfortunately, as of today only their most recent premium effort This War of Mine [$14.99] is on sale for $2.99, however the fact that all of their games are on sale on Android and their Twitter suggests that this is also applicable for iOS, there is a chance that other apps such as Anomaly 2 [$4.99] and Anomaly Defenders [$4.99] may also drop in price soon...




We Just Played a Few Levels of 'Deus Ex Go'

We're pretty big fans of Squeenix's Go series between Hitman Go [$4.99] and Lara Croft Go [$1.99]. If you haven't played one, or either, they're running a bundle promotion to get both for $5.99. Anyway, as anyone familiar with the Go games probably could have guessed, the gameplay falls directly in line with what you'd expect...

'Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius' Spotted on the E3 Show Floor

Well, we were really hoping that we'd get a chance to play it when we saw the Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius sign in the Square Enix booth today. Instead, it's just a little gameplay demo video that I'm sure will be on YouTube eventually. If you're chomping at the bit for this game, give it a look:..

Pokemon GO to Be Released in the Wild by Late July, with More Details Revealed

It's a fantastic year to be a Pokemon fan. As well as it being the 20th anniversary of the series, the seventh generation of the mainline titles Pokemon Sun and Moon are set to hit 3DS at the end of the year and even more groundbreaking is that the very first Pokemon and even Nintendo mobile game Pokemon GO is also going to launch on iPhone. Today, during Nintendo's E3 Day 2 Live Stream featuring gaming visionary Shigeru Miyamoto, Game Freak director Junichi Masuda and also an array of YouTube celebrities, we learnt that the end to the long wait for the game was in sight, as the physical accessory 'Pokemon GO Plus' is to launch by 'late July' for a retail price of $34.99, and therefore the app will hit on App Store some time before then. While no specific due date was stated and no further details on international release details, it certainly seems that we'll be catching collectible critters on the go sooner rather than later...

'Heavy Metal Tennis Training' Finally Brings Hellfire to Tennis

For far too long, tennis and heavy metal have been separated. Tennis is way too buttoned up, and Wimbledon is like...the least metal thing ever. It's a bunch of folks wearing all white during the middle of the day. Maybe that's good if you're way into metalcore and other forms of false metal, but for us trve kvlt people, tennis just ain't cutting it. Thankfully, one developer is here to deliver tennis from the false metal fools and straight into the flames of hell with Heavy Metal Tennis Training...

'NinjAwesome' by GameResort Sneaks onto the App Store on June 22nd

As such App Store classics as Fruit Ninja [$1.99] and 1-Bit Ninja [$2.99] have proven, having any sort of reference to ninjas in a game is almost always awesome. GameResort, the makers of App Store Best of 2014 nominee Adventure Beaks [Free] - which we loved in our review - are well aware of this trope in NinjAwesome, their upcoming side scrolling platforming release that is dropping on the App Store for free on the June 22nd...

After a few weeks of fun, new Hearthstone [Free] Tavern Brawls, we are back to an old one, and I suppose it was about time. This week's Brawl is Heart of the Sunwell, a Brawl almost from a year ago (wow, we've had Brawls for almost a year now). Heart of the Sunwell has you building a deck and then starts you off with ten mana. As you can imagine, you don't have to worry about low-mana early game minions, but at the same time don't go overboard with big minions because you want to be able to play more than one minion at a turn if you can. It's a good idea to run some card draw so you can have enough cards in your hand - but play spells rather than weak card draw minions - and keep in mind that unlike the original version of this Brawl, you can bring those Old Gods along and play them on turn one if you so wish (although they won't be too useful)...

New Games on Our Forums: 'Adventure Company', 'Dawnbringer', 'Paranormal Minis' and Much More

While everyone is hopefully having a great National Lobster Day, Jared and I are wandering around E3 where anything to do with VR definitely seems to be the flavor of the week. Since massive E3 announcements are dominating the news cycle this week, it doesn't seem like that many iOS games have hit the App Store, but there's still more than enough to keep us all busy while we eat our lobster rolls and accompanying lobster bisque...

Dawnbringer [Free], Kiloo Games and Copenhagen Creators' open world RPG that we've written about recently, is out now (one day earlier than announced), and if you like RPGs even a bit, you should probably give it a try. Dawnbringer takes place in a demon-infested realm where you traverse the ruined world in an attempt to probably kill every monster you meet until PETA stops you. In your quest you try and uncover the mystery behind the corruption destroying the world and in the process challenge your reckless brother. The brother-on-brother violence seems to be central to the game's story, which is an interesting narrative take...

As video games increase in complexity, and as there is a unilateral push from both software and hardware developers for graphical prowess, there is a certain charm from games that choose to reminisce on days gone by. Whether it’s titles such as Downwell [$2.99] which have the difficult yet extremely rewarding arcade style action that has been lost over the years, or classics such as 1-Bit Ninja [$2.99] that throwback directly to the 2D side scrolling platformer days of the Mario series, the most successful retro titles on any device are the ones that utilise their source material perfectly while either refining it to perfection or adding unique, modern twists on the formula. However, the schematics for ‘retro’ games in the current gaming environment run a fine line that is more than just surface deep - if it’s too complex, you simply have a modern title under a wrapper of pixel art graphics. On the other hand, if the game is too simple it may just serve as a reminder to why we no longer spend our time squinting at monochrome screens without a backlight. 2-bit Cowboy Rides Again [$1.99] unfortunately is a prime example of the latter - some good level design and interesting ideas are let down by forced artificial difficulty, and ultimately the retro nucleus of the title ends up holding the game back rather than letting it run free...

Winner of $25,000 Apple TV Design Contest 'Dungeon Tiles' Launches June 29th, Also on iOS

It's no secret that the expectation of Apple TV becoming a fully fledged gaming platform that Apple outlined so enthusiastically back in October 2015 has not ended up being a reality. While the initial surge - with titles such as Guitar Hero Live - was particularly strong, it has tailed off to a point where apart from the occasional Apple TV compatibility update there aren't any massive compelling reasons to consider purchasing one of the magical black boxes purely for gaming purposes. However, things are looking up for the Apple TV, with news of the ability to require the use of game controllers as outlined at WWDC and also upcoming games such as Dungeon Tiles, which has even managed to win mobile marketing company AppLovin's $25,000 'Apple TV App Challenge' prize and launches on Apple TV and iOS for free on the June 29th...

HeroCraft's entry into the prolific Warhammer frnachise, Warhammer 40K: Space Wolf [Free], has just gotten an update with a new PvE survival mode. Chaos Cultists are warping in from a portal, and it's your job to stand your ground and survive for as long as you possibly can. There are different levels and changing conditions to deal with, so good luck! The good news is that you have unique rewards to earn not available in any other mode, so fire up this latest update and check it out...

It's been an odd year for ChoiceScript interactive fiction games. In the first half of this year, I've reviewed two games related to mermaids, and one game related to pirates. Well, we must be at the end of this particular phase, because Choice Of The Pirate [$3.99] has both mermaids and pirates. Truly, we've nowhere left to go. Similar to previous pirate gamebook Scarlet Sails [Free], you play as a plucky member of a pirate crew who finally gets their chance to achieve glory. The tone is a little different here, however, with more of a fantasy Pirates of the Caribbean feel to the adventure. It's also a good bit longer than Scarlet Sails, making for a better pace and overall more enjoyable game. To be sure, it's popcorn, but there's nothing wrong with that now and then...

Nitrome's Leap Day [Free] is a really cool game with a fun concept – there's one new level every single day – but the initial launch was a bit lacking, unfortunately. There was just one character, and nothing really long-term that you could get with the trophies you collected. Well, Nitrome has fixed that with a vengeance. Now there are 10 different characters in the game that you can play as, unlocked by collecting trophies for each daily level, especially getting fruit trophies. New characters, and even new random selfie poses that your character can do, can be unlocked by racking up the trophies...

'Payday Crime War' Brings the Multiplayer Heisting Shooter to Mobile

Overkill's popular Payday series of bank heist games is jumping from desktop to mobile with the upcoming Payday: Crime War. And if you're thinking this might be some tie-in simulation game that is only related in name and theme to the main franchise, you thought wrong! This seems to be a bit different from the co-operative bank heist missions you can go on in the main franchise, but here on mobile the game's going to be a 4-on-4 first-person shooter where one side plays as the pro-heisting-and-looting faction, and the other on the side of law enforcement...

When Minecraft: Pocket Edition's [$6.99] Friendly Update hit yesterday, we got numerous new features. However, the biggest one is easily Minecraft Realms becoming available to mobile and Windows 10 users. If you don't know what Realms is, think of it as a paid multiplayer server hosting service provided by Mojang itself. The goal of this service when it was conceived a few years back was to take the hassle out of establishing your own server while at the same time offering a safe environment for people of all ages to play Minecraft together. With 0.15 update finally bringing Realms to iOS and Android, we've put together a guide to help you navigate this new feature and help you create or join a Realms server to enjoy Minecraft: Pocket Edition with friends...

Supercell Doubles Down on Never Muting Emotes in 'Clash Royale'

If you ask any Clash Royale [Free] player what frustrates them most about the game, people will likely have a wide variety of things, potentially centralizing around the pay model of the game, chest timers, and similar... But it seems everyone is unified around just how frustrating player emotes can make the game. If you don't play Clash Royale, here's what you're "missing"- Communication in the game has been distilled down to ten buttons, and through the miracle that is human nature on the internet, people have figured out how to be total sh*t heads with only these ten emotes at their disposal. In the immortal words of Dr. Ian Malcolm, "Life, uh... finds a way."..

Drinkbox's 'Severed' is Re-Confirmed for iOS, Releasing This Summer

Drinkbox Studios, perhaps best known for Guacamelee, has announced that their latest game Severed is in fact hitting iOS. Now, you might be asking "how is this news?!" The game was originally announced for mobile, right? Well, somewhere inbetween the announcement and the present, Drinkbox decided to make the game a Vita exclusive. The trick was that all reports on the game from people who played it found that it still pretty much used the touchscreen exclusively. A mobile version didn't seem impossible. And so, Severed has been reannounced for iOS specifically, along with the Wii U and 3DS. Which are both touchscreen systems as well. Android gamers, keep up hope. Here's a new trailer for the game, specifically the console versions. However, representatives for the game have specifically confirmed the iOS release, and a quote from Drinkbox co-founder Graham Smith says "The game's recent release on the Vita was well-received by critics and fans alike, and we look forward to bringing the experience to Apple and Nintendo fans."..

Every WWDC brings forth the prestigious Apple Design Awards, where Apple honors their favorite apps of the past year. These are generally gorgeous, visually-striking apps, and Apple hasn't been shy about awarding a few games each year. This year, three different games were given the honor and their developers handed a glowing cube as their trophy:..

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