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. Plenty of popular games got updates in the last week, so we had lots to pick from this time around. I think I’ve found an interesting selection for you to enjoy with your Monday blahs, so why not have a look? 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!
Choice of Games, Free As usual, when Choice of Games appears in this feature, it’s because there’s a new adventure to buy in the hub app. This time around, it’s Stronghold: A Hero’s Fate. The setting is a familiar fantasy world, but instead of playing a budding hero, you’re instead a successful one already. In fact, you’ve been given your own town as a reward for your efforts, and that’s where this particular adventure’s twist comes in. Sure, you’re making the usual choices and pursuing romance and so forth, but you also need to decide how you’re going to manage your town. It sounds like fun, and I’m looking forward to digging into it.
Dragalia Lost, Free As you might have expected from a collaboration between Nintendo and Cygames, Dragalia Lost had all of its ducks in a row before launch, ensuring a steady flow of content following its big release. And, well, that’s more or less what this update is about. Setting up the next couple of events, and making a few little tweaks to the UI and login bonuses, and that’s really about it. Still, in these early days, one can’t expect much more than new content and bug fixes, so that’s that.
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite, $3.99 Hey, it’s been a bit since we’ve seen this one come up. Heroes of Steel is more or less finished at this point, so everything we get now is gravy. So what kind of gravy is it this time? Well, Myshanna’s story arc is all finished, wrapping up in Freeport. There’s a fast travel network available in Fierhold Episode 4 now, allowing you to zip between Fierhold, Storm Bastion, Freeport, Brunehorn, and Braeyshaulm. Other than that, there’s a bug that has been fixed and some missing art that is, well, not missing anymore. Nice.
Lineage 2: Revolution, Free You know, it happens enough that I’m almost desensitized to it, but it really is kind of weird how often DC characters and Batman in particular pop up in Asian mobile games. I mean, at least as far as Japan goes, DC’s superheroes aren’t all that popular compared to their competition at Marvel, and with DC being owned by a big corporation, you’d think they wouldn’t be so easy to secure for guest appearances. But here we go, Batman is now in Lineage 2 Revolution. If you ever wanted to play in vaguely Batman-esque costumes and ride Batman-style bikes while playing Lineage, that’s a thing you can do now.
Stardew Valley, $7.99 With not one, not two, but three updates in one week, Stardew Valley probably deserves to be here more than any other game. Sure, the first one was the big one, with the other two mostly addressing things that cropped up from said first update, but whatever. Anyway, you could call this update the “all that stuff people didn’t like about this version has been addressed" update. Actually, that’s kind of long, so don’t. But you get tons of new control options, auto-save if you close the app suddenly, stability fixes, and all kinds of other nice things. If you found Stardew Valley‘s mobile version a little tough to deal with at launch, give it another go now. I’m giving it this week’s coveted UMMSotW award, and you should too.
Fortnite, Free Yeah, it’s here again this week. But I didn’t put it in the title again, because I’m not just about riding Fortnite for the sweet, sweet clicks. Mostly, but not just. Anyway, not much new this time around, but it’s enough to get a spot in our list. Tournaments can now be found in the new events tab, and you’ll be finding more special stuff in there as time goes on. Besides that, there’s a new mounted turret trap that you can place with predictable effects. It has unlimited ammo, but limited mobility. The eternal struggle, yes. Also, bug fixes and stability improvements.
World of Tanks Blitz MMO, Free World of Tanks Blitz is on version 5.5 now, which means something to someone somewhere, I assure you. But what it means to you is that there a new branch of German heavy tanks, culminating in the glorious VK 72.01 (K). There’s a new camouflage, some balance improvements and adjustments to lower-tier vehicles, and… well, that’s basically all. But hey, you don’t need much more than new tanks to keep things rolling along in this game, right? Probably right!
Guns of Glory: MMO Empire War, Free Guns of Glory is hanging on to its popularity with all it has got, and that means updates are going to keep on rolling. So what’s here? Well, looking at the update notes, you’ve got timed lord targets, where I guess you have to reach the target in a certain amount of time to earn rewards. Some new equipment is here, and there’s a Secret Ledgers event going on. Airship skills have been adjusted, sanctuary coins have been added, the spirit mine and king skills have been optimized, and I can’t be arsed to apply special capitalization to any of that. Sorry. But that doesn’t make the content any less valid, I assure you.
Rules of Survival, Free Wow, the first anniversary? Has that icon lady really been chewing on that bandage for a whole 365 days? I guess she has! To commemorate such masticatory excellence, there are a whole ton of new things in this version of Rules of Survival. Too much to really summarize, unfortunately. Highlights include the ability to quickly switch between scopes, some new parachute controls, numerous changes to the UI, improved performance, adjustments to weapons, and more. Plus, you can get a bunch of free goodies just for logging in during the anniversary event. That’s not half bad, I’d say.
Siralim 3 (Monster Taming RPG), $4.99 To tell the truth, most weeks it’s not hard to pick my favorite update for the coveted award. This time, it was really tough. Siralim 3 had a fantastic update, and I see it got another one today? Awesome. But I’m focusing on that first update, which adds Classic Nether Bosses, a Shady Dealer who’s got the stuff if you’ve got the cash, a new Cloth Abomination monster, an Infinite God Shop, and just… just an incredible amount of new content in just about every category. Just ridiculous. Go buy this game. I didn’t review it because I didn’t have time, but it’s five stars. Even before this update, five stars. Go buy it, you silly gooses.
That about wraps it up for last week’s significant updates. I’m sure I’ve missed some, though, so please feel free to comment below and let everyone know if you think something should be mentioned. As usual, major updates will likely get their own news stories throughout this week, and I’ll be back next Monday to summarize and fill in the blanks. Have a great week!