[Gamasutra rounds up the latest news in the world of App Store gaming, featuring standout releases like Deathsmiles, King of Fighters, Marathon, and Swords and Soldiers.]
- Cave Releases Arcade Shooter Deathsmiles
Following up on its previous App Store hits Espgaluda II
and Dodonpachi Resurrection
, Cave ports its shoot-'em-up Deathsmiles
to the iPhone and iPod Touch.
- King of Fighters Arrives on iPhone
"What's sure to be the biggest selling point for most KOF
diehards is the return of Billy Kane, who hasn't been seen since KOF 2003
(though he was recently announced as making a proper return in the upcoming home version of XIII
- Com2uS Debuts Multi-Game Puzzler Puzzle Family
Boasting a collection of "8 eccentric puzzle games," Puzzle Family
features a wide variety of gameplay modes and unlockables.
- Free Pokemon App Planned for iOS
"Though Nintendo is known for being critical of Apple's App Store, a mobile application featuring characters from its flagship Pokemon
franchise is on its way to iOS and Android platforms in Japan."
- WiiWare RTS Swords and Soldiers Gets iOS Port
Ronimo Games' side-scrolling RTS Swords and Soldiers
makes the jump to the iPhone, courtesy of Chillingo and Toki Tori
developer Two Tribes. An HD version
is also available.
- Fan-Made Marathon Port Now Free on iPad
is now available in the App Store with the approval of its original creators. The game is a free download, with an optional high-resolution texture pack available as a $3.99 in-app purchase.
- Amiga Classic Battle Squadron Finds New Life in App Store
More than 20 years after its initial release for Amiga computers, the vertically scrolling shooter Battle Squadron
is now available in the App Store in a new port from Cope-com.