[Gamasutra rounds up the latest news in the world of App Store gaming, featuring standout releases like Batman Arkham City Lockdown, Bejeweled, Chrono Trigger, and Time Ducks.]
- Warner Bros. Launches NetherRealm-Developed Batman Arkham City Lockdown
A spinoff of the recently released console title Batman: Arkham City
is an Infinity Blade
-inspired series of battles in which players face off against villains from the DC Comics universe.
- Classic SNES RPG Chrono Trigger Arrives In App Store
Square Enix's time-traveling RPG Chrono Trigger
hits iOS platforms with an overhauled interface suited for touch screens.
- Relaunched Bejeweled Features Multiple Gameplay Modes
Replacing the now-delisted Bejeweled 2 + Blitz
, PopCap's new Bejeweled
app includes Classic, Zen, and Diamond Mine modes, along with a version of Bejeweled Blitz
that is also available as a free standalone app
- Time Ducks: Frogger Meets Braid Meets Slot Machines, On iOS
"The game's developers promise a revamped Frogger
experience helmed by all-star cast, including 'a bear body builder, a celebrity teen idol, two house bands, [and] a private instruction/insult lesson.'"
- The Behemoth Releases Alien Hominid: PDA Games For iOS
Originally a minigame featured in the console version of Alien Hominid
, PDA Games
is available in the App Store as a free 15-level download, with an additional 500 levels unlockable for 99 cents.
- Microsoft Premieres Official Xbox Live iOS App
Microsoft's official My Xbox Live
app allows Xbox Live members to track their achievements, manage friend lists, and dress up Avatars on any compatible iOS device.
- Grabatron: UFO Catcher With A Vengeance
series creator Future Games of London has released Grabatron
, an iOS action game in which a vengeful UFO wreaks havoc upon 1980s-era middle America with a giant retractable claw."