10 New App Store Games To Watch [Mar. 21 - 27]

This week saw some pretty notable releases, one of which was exclusive to the iPad.  Top billing this week goes to Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, which almost sounds like a medieval Sienfeld – a game about nothing.  Still, the artistic nature of the game is supposed to be top notch, and it has garnered a lot of positive attention. For those who are a little more traditional there’s Final Fantasy III, the iOS port of the Nintendo DS remake of the 1990 NES game from Square Enix (then just Square).  Got it?  Next up is City Of Secrets, a tap and explore adventure game that pays homage to the greats from companies like Sierra Online while creating a world all it’s own.  Finally, for the kid in you – or the kid you have at home – there’s Max And The Magic Maker, a platform game where the main character can make objects appear simply by drawing them with his trusty writing utensil.

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Angry Birds RIO set to debut in March

There’s just no stopping this Avian Train. Rovio Mobile has announced that they’ll be teaming up with Twentieth Century Fox to release the upcoming Angry Birds RIO, an Angry Birds themed game that’s be based on Fox’s animated feature, RIO. Rovio’s creations won’t appear in the movie; rather, the bird slinging game will feature the main characters from RIO and the plot will center around them:

In ANGRY BIRDS RIO, the original Angry Birds are kidnapped and taken to the magical city of Rio, where they eventually escape their captors and set out to save their friends, Blu and Jewel – two rare macaws and the stars of the upcoming Fox motion picture, RIO.  Like the incredibly-popular original edition, ANGRY BIRDS RIO will feature hours of gameplay, physics-based demolition challenges and loads of replay value – all with unique twists based on the highly-anticipated film.

ANGRY BIRDS RIO will launch with 45 dedicated levels and will regularly add new levels via app updates. The game will be available for download on smart phones and tablets worldwide.

Not quite a true sequel for those who can’t get enough of Angry Birds, and there’s no mention of the evil and slimy pigs for the next go-round, but you can bet that it’ll still be mindlessly addictive. Check the Angry Birds RIO and movie trailer after the gap.

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