10 New App Store Games To Watch [Dec. 19 - 25]

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and also for iTunes Connect to shut down for a few days (this is the method developers use to submit games to the App Store).  Amazingly enough, though, a lot of developers were on the ball and got their games submitted so they could be reviewed and out in the first couple of days of the Christmas week.  Among those releases were Dungeon Hunter 3 and Zenonia 4, the next installments of 2 of the most popular hack ‘n slash RPG series for iOS systems.  While it sounds like Zenonia 4 might be the best yet in the series, Dungeon Hunter 3 took a step away from its predecessors to provide a completely different type of game play experience.  If you’re more into platform games you might give the retro inspired Terra Noctis a try, while strategy fans with attention issues should cling to Strange Adventures In Infinite Space.

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Massive iOS Christmas Sales Roundup

SEGA digging $0.99 deals

Christmas is just 2 days away and the App Store’s once again littered with awesome deals. Numerous big name publishers have dropped most, if not all, their titles to just $0.99, including EA, Big Fish Games and SEGA. If not a dollar, then expect anywhere from 40-75% off regular prices. This is certainly one of the biggest iOS sales of the year (next to Thanksgiving). The majority of these offers are good until even after Christmas, so you should have plenty of time to decide which ones to add to your app collection. The complete roundup after the break.

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Humans beware – UFOlocaust available at the APP store

Grion, Madrid – Priware Entertainment, the independent videogame developer, launches their first game for iOS in the App Store.

Earth is being invaded and you’re our last hope! An alien race threatens to conquer the only inhabited planet in our solar system. You will be at the helm of our last line of defense, an arsenal created many years ago in order to contain an invisible threat that most thought would never come to pass.

Keep the alien spacecraft from abducting the last surviving citizens of Earth, destroy the aliens, and save the planet.

This arcade game blends the gameplay of Tower Defense with the classic Space Invaders and will provide you with hours of endless fun.

UFOlocaust available in the APP store starting December 5th.
* High-definition graphics for iPhone 4 / iPad 2
* 25 incredible levels that will take you all around the world
* More than 20 different weapons
* Over 40 different weapon upgrades
* More than 20 different enemy types
* Excellent soundtrack and sound effects
* Set of achievements all compatible with Game Center

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 177 MB

Pricing and Availability:
UFOlocaust 1.2 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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Priware Entertainment is an independent videogame company based in Grion, Madrid that develops for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Founded in 2011, our main goal is to produce fun titles that show off the wide selection of games available across different digital markets. To this end we’ve assembled a young multidisciplinary team with extensive experience in the field. Our games all show off the quality and entertainment value that are the hallmarks of our company. We aim to compete with international companies in this sector and increase the Spanish presence in the world of videogames. Copyright (C) 2011 Priware Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Apps Gone Free for Thanksgiving / Black Friday

We’ve already seen some awesome App Store sales for the US Thanksgiving holiday seaon, but there are also a number of notable games that have gone free. 1112 episode 01, one of the first episodic adventure games exclusive to the iPhone, is now a freebie. The first person adventure featuring protagonist Louis Everett gets better and better, as evidenced by our reviews of 1112 episode 2 and ep 3. Also free are the popular tower defense games from Origin 8 - Sentinel: Mars DefenseSentinel 2: Earth Defense and Space Station: Frontier, one of my favorite in the genre. The complete roundup can be found below, and don’t forget to check out other apps/games that have recently gone free.

Update** Denotes apps newly added to roundup.

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Com2uS’ $0.99 Black Friday Sale

Korean mobile games publisher Com2uS has joined Namco as one of to offer a Thanksgiving sales event on the App Store. 8 of their bestselling titles are now on sale for $0.99, including Inotia 3: Children of Carnia and Tower Defense: Lost Earth. No exact time has been given for when the offer ends, though it’s safe to assume that it’ll likely run until the end of the week. More info, piccies and iTunes links after the gap.

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10 New App Store Games To Watch [Nov. 7 - 13]

This week’s 10 New App Store Games to Watch includes bad boy antics, arcade classics and undead kinfolk. From Gameloft we have Gangstar Rio: City Of Saints, the next installment of their “I wanna be like GTA” series. There are plenty of missions, lots of weapons, and even a tank, so I think all you manly types are pretty well set. If you’re nostalgic for the “old days” you can try Asteroids GUNNER for free. It’s a modern take on one of the first space shooters, and it looks to do its predecessor justice. Puzzle fans that are itching to blow zombies away should give Corpse Granny a spin. You’ll control all sorts of items, including 4 different types of fireballs, all in a quest to rid three separate realms of zombie invaders.

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10 New App Store Games To Watch [Oct. 31 - Nov. 6]

 

This week’s 10 New App Store Games to Watch is for those that feel the need for speed.  Invictus released Race Of Champions, a racing game that lets you drive licensed cars on real world tracks to compete in a tournament that will determine the best racer in the world.  On the other hand, if you want to feel the excitement of a New York cabbie with a bit more exotic locale you might try Cosmic Cab, the game where your fares are out of this world.  If driving vehicles isn’t your thing at all there’s Zombie Parkour Runner HD, a game that requires you to use your athletic skills to outrun hordes of undead that would love nothing better than to eat your brains.

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Price Drop Alert: Com2uS’ iOS games now $0.99

In celebration of the Games category (finally) launching in the Korean App Store, Korean publisher Com2uS has announced that all their non-free iOS games (save for the iPad only versions) are now available for $0.99 for a limited time. Time to pick up titles like Inotia 3: Children of Carnia, Chocolate Tycoon and Puzzle Family for only a buck. The entire list of $0.99 games can be found after the break. You can also check out our interview with Com2uS to learn more about this leading mobile games developer/publisher.

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Anomaly Warzone Earth HD in Review – Who’s the bad guy now?

Every once in a while, a game along and makes me truly admire the deviousness of the mind of its creator. The Tower Defense genre, though still relatively young, has probably seen everything but the kitchen sink in terms of gameplay variations. Top and side-view, fixed and open path, lacking in anything but the pure tactical placement of towers and the complete RPG package, rivalling some desktop roleplaying titles. We’ve even had elements of CCG thrown in. Well, Anomaly Warzone Earth HD is the proverbial kitchen sink, turning the genre upside down and inside out.

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Blast some stress away with Defen-G Astro version 1.0.5 for iOS

Seoul, South Korea – innodis Co., Ltd., an established mobile application research and development firm focused on emerging gaming technologies, has today announce the recent update of Defen-G Astro for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running on iOS 4.1 or later. As a “Thank You” to Defen-G Astros legions of fans, the games developers also announced that they’ll be giving away a special in-game bonus item – Healing & Shield Potion – to players in celebration of the games update. To get this awesome bonus gamers simply have to rate or review the game after seeing the special giveaway pop up at the end of select stages – 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 3-3, 3-4 and 3-5 in the full version of the game and stages 2-3, 2-4 and 2-5 in the free version!

This exhilarating strategic defense game turns the tower defense genre on its head, while offering vibrant highly stylized graphics and fresh engaging gameplay. Defen-G Astro challenges players to mastermind the battle to protect the Atea Tower – known as the Tower of Life – by strategically utilizing a wide array of cute yet deadly cartoon warriors to defend it. Updated to maximize the user experience, Defen-G Astro version 1.0.5 now includes partial game localization, retina display support. Defen-G Astro version 1.0.5 is currently available for download on the Apple App Store free of charge in the Games category.

Best described as an eclectic blend of arcade action, strategic problem solving, and engrossing cinematic experience, Defen-G is a mobile adventure like no other. The game is complete with charming warrior characters – each with unique skills and powers, spectacular boss levels, and even a trainable Guardian Angel character that players can bring with them into battle. Competitive gamers can also take a shot at the Defen-G Astro world record by playing the game in Infinity mode and seeing exactly how long they can keep the monsters at bay and Atea Tower safe!

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Established in Seoul, South Korea in October 2003, WASAC Research Institute of innodis has been active in the provision for emerging industry trends in the area of game technology. (C) innodis Co., Ltd. 2011. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.