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‘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.
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.
Walmart is currently selling $50 iTunes eGift cards for only $40. That’s a $10 bonus for you to buy heavily discounted ($0.99) games from EA Mobile, Gameloft and Big Fish. The great thing about this deal is that rather than shipping an actual card to your mailing address, they’re delivered electronically right into your email inbox (I got mine in about 30 minutes after receiving the initial confirmation email). Simply copy and paste the redeem code into iTunes and you’re good to go. Quantities are limited, so don’t procrastinate if you’re planning on picking up a few more apps over the Christmas holidays.
While not as extensive as EA’s Christmas Sale, Gameloft too has dropped a good number of their iOS titles to $0.99 for the holidays. Of the 17 on sale, some of the more notable ones include Gangstar Rio: City of Saints, N.O.V.A. 2, Fast Five and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six®: Shadow Vanguard. And for those of you who game on the Mac, 6 Gameloft titles on the Mac App Store have also dropped to a dollar (Modern Combat: Domination, Starfront: Collision and more). No word on when the sale ends exactly, though these $0.99 deals should be good for the rest of the week. The complete iTunes links after the break.
I imagine that those of you that have been following iOS gaming news are expecting me to jump right in and talk about Grand Theft Auto III, but I’m sure there are enough folks spreading the details on that one right now. I thought I’d direct your attention towards Legion Of The Damned, a turn based strategy game that allows up to four players to participate in brawls on randomly generated or custom made maps. Hidden object game aficionados will do well to check out Mystery Manor: Hidden Adventure, a free to play mansion exploration game for the iPad that actually has some social aspects integrated into it. If you’re into lifestyle simulations you might consider Venture Towns, the latest offering from Kairosoft or The Sims FreePlay from Electronic Arts. One takes a broader perspective as you build up a town, while the other lets you get up close and personal managing the lives of up to 16 Sims. Best of all, the latter offering is free.
With Christmas fast approaching, the App Store’s been seeing plenty of quality freebies of late. Halfbrick, the devs who brought you Fruit Ninja, has dropped the superbly addictive Jetpack Joyride to $0 for a limited time. Aside from its well designed one touch gameplay, the various achievements and purchasable new gear will keep you coming back for more…and more. Also free is Sentinel 3: Homeworld (TMA Review), the third installment in the excellent TD series by Origin8. And if you don’t mind a few ads here and there, Gameloft is now offering the solid hack ‘n slash Hero of Sparta II completely free.
Some of the apps in our roundup will be free until Christmas, though a number of them are only good for a very limited time. Act quickly!
EA’s Daily Deals is cranking up the heat with more awesome daily freebies, with MONOPOLY Here & Now: The World Edition for the iPhone and iPad going FREE for a limited time. This classic board game is especially fun on the iPad with friends and family thanks to its 10″ screen. Not to mention that the regular price for the HD version is $9.99. Also free today Pro Zombie Soccer from Chillingo, a superb castle defense type game that involves a deadly soccer ball and zombies!
Be sure to also check out our Apps Gone Free roundup from yesterday for more freebies.
Gameloft has just posted the trailer for the upcoming Dungeon Hunter 3, which will be released on Dec 21st. The Dungeon Hunter series on iOS has been among the most popular dual stick action games on the App Store, and they’re certainly one of my favorites in the genre. TMA reviewed both games previously (DH 1 and DH 2) and seeing how they received Kiss and Grab it ratings, the bar’s been set quite high for the third installment. One more thing to note is that Dungeon Hunter 3 will be free to download, so it appears that Gameloft has taken the freemium route with this one as well, much like the recently released Six-Guns.
The freebies just keep on coming. Telltale Games’ Monkey Island Tales 1 - the fifth game in the popular Monkey Island series – is now free for a limited time (coinciding with today’s release of episode 2 for the iPhone). Like most Telltale games on the App Store, M.I.T is an episodic adventure that puts you in the shoes of your favorite pirate, Guybrush Threepwood, once again. If you haven’t tried this point and click adventure yet, now’s your chance to grab the opening chapter on the house. Lots more freebies just after the break!
Also, our Apps Gone Free roundup from yesterday still has many apps showing free on iTunes.
One of the few comic book characters to weather the video game curse fairly well is Batman, and the Arkham series has really stepped up the Caped Crusader’s game, so to speak. Now we’re lucky to get an iOS installment of the franchise called Batman Arkham City Lockdown where you get to face off with many of the Dark Knight’s iconic foes, as well as the special adversary Deathstroke. Role playing fans that don’t own a Nintendo system of some sort can finally sink their teeth into Chrono Trigger, a tale that spans many time frames and has been considered one of the best examples of the genre to appear on any console. Behemoth has finally brought their Alien Hominid franchise to iOS devices via Alien Hominid: PDA Games, and while it might not be what fans expect visually, it certainly packs a lot of fun into its simplicity. And if you’re looking for something completely different there’s Playing History: The Plague, a game that turns a great disaster of the 14th century into an adventure game. Sounds a bit bizarre, but it might both entertain and educate you at the same time.