[Gamasutra rounds up the latest news in the world of App Store gaming, featuring standout releases like Shantae: Risky's Revenge, Zombieville USA 2, Blosics, and Modern Combat 3.]
- Shantae: Risky's Revenge Jumps to iOS
"After languishing on the mostly unappreciated DSiWare service for a year, cult platformer Shantae: Risky's Revenge
has jumped to iOS, where it's likely to get the attention it deserves -- it was Metacritic's top-reviewed handheld game for 2010!"
- Gameloft Launches First-Person Shooter Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation
Capitalizing on the upcoming release of Activision's Modern Warfare 3
on consoles, Gameloft's title features a 13-stage single-player campaign, along with an online multiplayer mode supported by paid content.
- Build A Game On Your iPad For Your iPad With Codify
"Built on the Lua programming language, the app is meant to let you 'touch your code', tapping and dragging to change numbers, colors, and assets. Once you've typed out your code, you can press play to run and interact with your game."
- Mika Mobile's Zombieville USA 2 Premieres in App Store
The creators of Battleheart
and OMG Pirates!
launch a sequel to its iOS hit Zombieville USA
in time for Halloween, with new features including a cooperative multiplayer mode and iCloud support.
- FarSight's Downloadable Pinball Arcade To Feature Over 50 Classic Tables
"FarSight's compilation will be supported by a large slate of downloadable content. The developer plans to launch two new tables every month, with over 50 titles from Bally, Midway, Gottlieb, and Stern scheduled for future release."
- Flash Physics Puzzler Blosics Gets iOS Port
FDG Entertainment's Angry Birds
-like puzzler boasts 120 levels and multiple block types. An HD version
is also available.
- Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars And Other Ubisoft Games Hitting iOS
"Ubisoft's other newly announced iOS releases include ports for Michael Jackson: The Experience
and Prince of Persia
, as well as Assassin's Creed: Rearmed
and a new real-time card-based iPad game called Assassin's Creed: Recollection