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Gamasutra rounds up the latest news in the world of App Store gaming, featuring standout releases like Paper Monsters, Baseball Superstars 2012, Azarashi, and Off the Leash.

Danny Cowan, Blogger

January 31, 2012

2 Min Read

[Gamasutra rounds up the latest news in the world of App Store gaming, featuring standout releases like Paper Monsters, Baseball Superstars 2012, Azarashi, and Off the Leash.] - Gamevil Releases Free-To-Play Baseball Superstars 2012 Gamevil's annual baseball franchise updates with new features, expanded team management options, and a variety of optional content available via in-app purchases. - Azarashi: Studio Pixel's Leap to iOS "As Amaya focuses his efforts on developing the iOS action game Rockfish in Kyoto, the latest release represents both a nostalgic look back and a teaser for things to come." - Zynga Readies Tiny Tower Clone Following NimbleBit Acquisition Bid "NimbleBit's Ian Marsh notes that Zynga once attempted to acquire NimbleBit, presumably to earn the exclusive rights to publish Tiny Tower and earn revenue from microtransaction sales." - Crescent Moon Games Debuts 2D Platformer Paper Monsters Crescent Moon Games (Gears, Pocket RPG) tackles the 2D platformer genre with Paper Monsters, a well-received title that App Store customers liken to Super Mario Bros. and LittleBigPlanet. - Spilt Milk Studios Announce: Smash The Block "In similar vein to Hard Lines, Spilt Milk Studios are again taking an existing game concept that hasn't been brought to the iOS market to their standards, although this time round it's Breakout/Arkanoid getting the revamp treatment." - Mobile Game Pick: Off the Leash "You can recruit more dogs for your pack by guiding your dogs toward them. The more dogs in your pack, the easier it is to grab coins and such, but the more likely you are to steer one of your dogs straight into a bush." - Award-winning Record Tripping Coming Soon to iOS "A Webby, FWA, and South by Southwest award winner and also a finalist in the 2010 Sense of Wonder Night Japan event, Record Tripping has been impressing the masses for quite some time." - Ace Attorney 5 announced, HD versions coming to smartphones "Capcom revealed that special HD versions of the first three Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney games are on the way to iOS and Android devices, with remastered, high-resolution artwork for each."

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Danny Cowan is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist for Gamasutra and its subsites. Previously, he has written reviews and feature articles for gaming publications including 1UP.com, GamePro, and Hardcore Gamer Magazine.

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