Each and every day new mobile games are hitting the App Store, and so each week we put together a big old list of all the best new releases of the past seven days. Back in the day the App Store would showcase the same games for a week, and then refresh those features each Thursday. Because of that developers got into the habit of releasing their games throughout Wednesday or very early Thursday in order to hopefully get one of those coveted features spots. Nowadays the App Store refreshes constantly, so the need for everyone to release all on the same day has diminished. Still, we’ve kept our weekly Wednesday night format as for years that’s the time people knew to check TouchArcade for the list of new games. And so without further ado please check out the full list of this week’s new games below, and let us know in the comments section which games you’ll be picking up!
Arcane Showdown (Free)
Arcane Showdown takes you to an epic battle of magical might!
Use real time strategy to deploy and command a powerful army across a large battle arena. Level up your troops, build your deck and defend your base on the battlefield as you summon creatures and unleash spells to conquer your foes. War strategy will determine if you can outwit, outmaneuver, and overpower your opponent with your skills.
Forum Thread: Arcane Showdown (by Big Huge Games/NEXON)
Astro Rush (Free)
Race through space and dodge the obstacles at breakneck speed.
Take control of two meteorites in this fast-paced high score game while you rush through a trippy galaxy. Rotate the meteorites through the obstacles. If you fail once, you will have one meteorite left and switch from rotating to dodging controls. You can play in normal mode or in three different wireframe modes.
Forum Thread: Astro Rush (by Aron Sommer)
Blades Away (Free)
Physics based, 2D knife throwing simulation game with lots of different blades to collect and master.
Forum Thread: Blades Away (by Replayable Games)
Creatures of Aether (Free)
Creatures of Aether is a new card game created by Tako Boy Studios in collaboration with Dan Fornace and the Rivals of Aether team.
Collect elemental creatures from all around the world of Aether as you build the perfect deck to take on your opponents. Use the legendary Rival cards that feature characters from the popular fighting game, Rivals of Aether. These cards have powerful abilities that can turn the tide of a match.
Forum Thread: Creatures of Aether (by Dan Fornace/Tako Boy Studios)
Genshin Impact (Free)
Step into Teyvat, a vast world teeming with life and flowing with elemental energy.
You and your sibling arrived here from another world. Separated by an unknown god, stripped of your powers, and cast into a deep slumber, you now awake to a world very different from when you first arrived.
Thus begins your journey across Teyvat to seek answers from The Seven — the gods of each element. Along the way, prepare to explore every inch of this wondrous world, join forces with a diverse range of characters, and unravel the countless mysteries that Teyvat holds…
Forum Thread: Genshin Impact (by miHoYo Limited)
Explore a dreamlike mansion, photograph mysterious spaces, confront your deepest secrets and confess them online as Carmen, junior architect and new hire at an elusive firm.
In this near-future social media world, you’re charged with photographing the inside of an opulent building — but beware: the house is getting to know you too, perhaps better than you know yourself.
Forum Thread: HoloVista (by Aconite)
Jumping Shot (Free)
Forum Thread: Jumping Shot (by Magic cube)
Ministry of Broadcast (Free)
Inspired by games such as Prince of Persia (1989) and Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus, Ministry of Broadcast revives the spirit of classic cinematic action-adventures where players need nimble run-and-jump reflexes and a healthy aversion to falling from precarious heights. To reach freedom and family, you must lead the protagonist through each of the Arenas while under the ever-watchful mechanical eye of the Regime.
Forum Thread: Ministry of Broadcast (by Hitcents.com, Inc.)
Monopoly Sudoku ($0.99)
MR. MONOPOLY invites you to enjoy a new Sudoku experience! Take on your friends and family members with puzzles for everyone in multiplayer modes. Learn how to improve your grid techniques in the Sudoku School, hone your skills in practice mode, and gain the tools you need to out-think the rest!
Forum Thread: Monopoly Sudoku (by Marmalade Game Studio)
Moon Raider ($5.99)
Ava is the young daughter of the brilliant-but-aging scientist Dr. Cavor and Selene, the former queen of the moon. As a selenite, Selene’s life depends on the special energy only moon gems can provide. With none left and time running out, Dr. Cavor enlists his daughter to raid the moon of as many gems as she can find!
Forum Thread: Moon Raider (by Crescent Moon Games)
Nodeshifter is a modern, roguelike arcade game that pits you against an invading horde of Kryptorians in the single most deadly offensive launched against the forces of humankind — through the computer! So get your power gloves out because you’ve been approved to pilot a state-of-the-art Nodeshifter digital vessel.
Forum Thread: Nodeshifter (by Bottled Galaxy)
Selfie Dance Party (Free)
Selfie Dance Party puts you in the middle of the fun. Dance while playing a fun rhythm game. Tap the screen to the music to keep the party going. Pretty soon it’ll be time to freestyle. Show off your moves! Who knew you could dance like that? Keep dancing and move the party to different locations. Take it from the club to the beach, and then later head to a rooftop a dazzle the neighbors with your electrifying dance moves. This party keeps going and to keep it fresh – change up your outfit. Get creative. Express yourself.
Squire for Hire ($3.99)
Your day has finally come – a famous hero has enlisted YOU to be their Squire! When your hero completes quests, defeats baddies, and takes all the credit, they also earn loot – which you get the great honor of carrying! Collect items and organize your bag efficiently to get hired!
Forum Thread: Squire for Hire (by Letiman Games, LLC)
Tale From Asdo ($3.99)
◆ Puzzle meets action ◆
It was born as a real-time action puzzle game where 3 match puzzle and action meet.
There is no time to rest for a moment!
Match puzzles to attack and defend your enemies.
Forum Thread: Tale From Asdo (by MiningCats)
Terafyn is an episodic collectible card adventure featuring unique spinner-based battles. Years after a devastating civil war split civilization apart, the people of Terafyn find peace threatened by malevolent forces once again! There is one remaining hope: a long-held prophecy stating someday a descendant of the goddess Ona will rise to protect Terafyn and restore order.
Forum Thread: Terafyn (by South Gale)
Triviatopia Run (Free)
RUSH AND RUN! Not fast enough? Just wait till you get further away and your reflexes will be really put to test if you want to keep Tito, Bonzo, Tina, Pop, Hector and Alison on their feet. They love an adventure and don’t get tired, so distance will only make them faster and faster!
Forum Thread: Triviatopia Run (by Etermax)
Tusker’s Number Adventure ($2.99)
Disclaimer: This is NOT a kids game!
Tusker’s Number Adventure is a unique meta adventure/puzzle game experience – featuring simulated software glitches, bugs, malware alerts and unauthorised file transfers as part of the story.
Starting out as a cutesy educational game for kids, things quickly take a turn for the worse.
Simple counting tasks take a sinister twist – with your data and security soon put at risk!
Is this a virus? Have you been hacked? Who is behind these tasks, and what do they really want?
NOTE: All software glitches etc. in this game are simulations only and part of the game!
Forum Thread: Tusker’s Number Adventure (by PHB Media LTD)
– Union – ($0.99)
Union is a minimal puzzle game about connecting shapes.
– Minimalist experience, no tutorials, timers or scores
– Handcrafted levels
– Immersive dynamic sounds
– Day/Night modes
– Unique generative soundtrack
Forum Thread: – Union – (by Xavi Heras)