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News via IGN:

Broken Age Act 2 Gets a Release Date

A release date for act 2 of Tim Schafer’s Broken Age adventure series has finally been set: April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. That’s the release date for the PC version of the game, but the mobile version shouldn’t be far behind.

If you’ve already bought Broken Age Act 1 on PC, Act 2 will be delivered as a free download. Likewise, once those dates hit, the game will no longer be split into “acts,” and will only be available as one full experience for $24.99.

Via IGN

Interesting via IGN:

IGN’s Top 25 iPhone and iPad Games

IGN has just updated its list of the top 25 iPhone and iPad games. Check it out here. But if you’re impatient or just hate clicking/tapping links, here are the top 5.

  • 5. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery
  • 4. FTL
  • 3. Infinity Blade II
  • 2. Device 6
  • 1. Hearthstone

Via IGN

Out Now

Out Now: Final Fantasy Record Keeper

Square-Enix’s latest free-to-play RPG lets you relive famous battles from across Final Fantasy’s history. You can also collect tons of items, learn new skills, and forge equipment. Final Fantasy Record Keeper is a real nostalgia rush, but newcomers to the Final Fantasy series should find tons to do, too.

Deals via AppleNApps:

Free Apps of the Day, March 24 2015: Little Dead Riding Hood, BusyBox, and More

An interactive (and unorthodox) take on the classic Little Red Riding Hood story is amongst the free apps highlighted today by Apple N’ Apps.

Aside from the Little Dead Riding Hood “storybook,” other zero-cost offerings include Walking for Weight Loss Pro (a fitness app), nexus money (a finance manager), and BusyBox (a time-tracking app). Grab them while you can.

Via AppleNApps

Reviews via AppSpy:

Stormblades Review: A Casual Infinity Blade

AppSpy’s review of Kiloo’s hack-and-slash adventure pegs it as a more casual take on the Infinity Blade franchise. There’s fewer things to collect, less ways to gear up, and you’ll ultimately hit the inevitable grind-or-pay wall that accompanies many free-to-play titles, but you’ll have a good time for an hour or so.

Via AppSpy

How-Tos via 148Apps:

Hints and Tips for Compass Point: West

Compass Point: West is a town building / card-collecting / action game that understandably gets pretty busy at times. If you’re having trouble holding onto your claim, 148Apps has a strategy guide that should help you bring some semblance of order to the Old West.

Via 148Apps

Updates

Taichi Panda Gets Big Update that Includes New Character Class

Pandas tend to take things easy in the wild, but Snail Games’ Taichi Panda isn’t about to slow down. The action-driven MMOG recently received a huge update that brings a ton of new stuff to the table, most notably the fox mage sorcerer class. There are also new pets, a new outfit enchanting system, a new level cap, and lots more. Taichi Panda is free to download.

Out Now

Out Now: Sid the Snake

Even though mobile games are creeping closer and closer to console quality, sometimes you just need to go totally retro and unwind with a classic: Snake. But Sid the Snake is more akin to a full-blown arcade title than the monochrome Nokia experience you’re probably familiar with. At any rate, it’s very shiny thanks to its neon graphics, and pretty difficult. How long can you survive?

Reviews

Stan Lee’s Hero Command Review: Fun, But Not Heroically So

Stan Lee’s free-to-download action game is pleasant enough but could ultimately be so much more, according to Gamezebo’s review of the title.

A wide variety of henchmen and low level baddies inevitably stands in the way of whatever you’re trying to accomplish, but while the combat is fast-paced and simple beat ‘em up fare, it’s also quite frustrating. The thumbstick and large button for basic attacks work well enough, but the buttons for your hero’s powers are almost comically small — so much so that you’ll tap where you think the button is and simply fail to activate anything.

Out Now

Out Now: Jump’N’Shoot Attack

The instructions are in the title. Jump’N’Shoot Attack is a challenging 2D platformer inspired by NES-style adventures, particularly Mega Man. It’s full of weird colors and weird enemies. It can be yours for $1.99 USD.

Out Now

Out Now: Silly Sausage in Meat Land

Nitrome’s stretchable pup is ready to go in Silly Sausage in Meat Land, an action game that’s illustrated with lovely sprite graphics and offers a crazy challenge. Seems like a good option if you’ve had it with Mr Jump. Silly Sausage in Meat Land is free to download.

Updates

Doctor Who: Legacy Expanded with 8-Bit Adventure “Bigger on the Inside”

Doctor Who: Legacy is one of my favorites of the match-3 RPG genre. It’s great to see the game repeatedly updated and expanded. This update brings a whole new adventure game that takes place inside the Tardis. Titled “Bigger on the Inside,” this 8-bit inspired mini-game looks amazing.

Reviews via Touch Arcade:

The Trace Review: A Mystery Worth Solving

Touch Arcade has reviewed the murder mystery game The Trace. They liked it! You can read the 4.5 out of 5 star review here.

The Trace has so many genres mixed in that it’ll be hard for mobile gamers not to enjoy at least some part of the game. I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with it and, even though I had to swipe a few too many times, I was engaged throughout. So, if you enjoy puzzle games, hidden object games, crime-solving games, or all of the above mixed in one, I have just the right number of dead bodies for you.

Via Touch Arcade

Interesting via Kotaku:

Here’s What Crossy Road Would Look Like in VR

To play Crossy Road is to love Crossy Road. Just read our review to see how much we enjoy it. A filmmaker named Andy Front has made a video that imagines what the game would be like to play in virtual reality. Check it out above.

Via Kotaku

Reviews via 148Apps:

Pocket Mine 2 Review: Dig It, More or Less

148Apps has reviewed the free-to-play digging game Pocket Mine 2, and they dig it. Basically, you try to keep digging before the scrolling screen passes you by or your pickax breaks. You can read the 3.5 out of 5 star review here.

…the sheer number of things to do in Pocket Mine 2 can keep the simple gameplay from feeling completely empty. Perhaps someday there will be a Pocket Mine game that challenges players to make digging decisions at a break-neck pace that is as hectic and difficult as it is fun, but until that time comesPocket Mine 2 does a reasonable job of improving on the original formula.

Via 148Apps

Previews via Touch Arcade:

‘10000000’ Followup ‘You Must Build a Boat’ Hands-On Preview

Touch Arcade has gone hands-on with the next game from the makers of the terrific puzzle game 10000000. It’s a game of a similar stripe, but with many enhancements built into the gameplay. You can read all about it here.

Overall, the curve that the game throws new things at you has been flattened out significantly. It feels pretty cool, especially considering most iOS games these days lay all their cards on the table inside of your first 30 second session. You Must Build a Boatintentionally doesn’t do this, and while this preview is based off about the first 30-45 minutes of gameplay, there’s a ton of room on my ship for more craziness which has yet to come.

Via Touch Arcade