[Gamasutra rounds up the latest news in the world of App Store gaming, featuring standout releases like NOVA 3, Punch Hero, LostWinds 2, and Ballistic Special Edition.]
- Gameloft Launches FPS Sequel NOVA 3
-like first-person shooter series gets a sequel this week boasting a variety of new multiplayer modes.
- Radiangames' Ballistic Special Edition Out Now For iOS
"The iOS version includes multiple challenge levels, Game Center leaderboards and achievements, and a control scheme that allows the game to be played with a single thumb."
- Defender Chronicles II Debuts For iOS This Month
"Like its predecessor title, Defender Chronicles II
offers side-view tower defense gameplay bolstered by various RPG elements. Defender Chronicles II
includes a cast of four playable characters, and allows players to upgrade their skills via a new leveling system."
- Gamevil Debuts Boxing Sim Punch Hero
developer Gamevil publishes the free-to-play Punch Hero
, a microtransaction-supported boxing sim in the vein of Nintendo's Punch-Out
- Frontier Developments' LostWinds 2 Arrives In App Store
Following up on its launch for Nintendo's WiiWare platform, Frontier's wind-powered platformer LostWinds 2
hits iOS devices with Retina display-optimized graphics.
- Crossfire-Like Multiplayer Game Ring Fling Coming Soon To App Store
"In Ring Fling
, up to four players sit at each corner of an iOS device and flick the screen to toss rings around the playfield. As in the board game Crossfire, the object is to push the large game pieces into your opponent's scoring zones, though unlockable gameplay modifiers introduce new twists."