Wednesday nights are big on the App Store for a good reason: they’re when most of the week’s notable new games come out. That’s because on Thursdays Apple updates their iTunes lists to highlight new titles, and game makers want their games to be picked. Get a sneak peek below at the biggest games launching in the US tonight at 8pm PST.
Everyone enjoys breaking stuff (provided it’s not something of yours). Catapult King lets you destroy property safely in the confines of a video game. The game takes place in a medieval setting, where a devious dragon has kidnapped a princess, and it’s your job to use a boulder-flinging catapult to get her back. The plot might have gone stale long ago, but the gameplay looks like a lot of fun.
Price: $0.99 US
Get ready by reading/watching: Wicked-Witch Software
This game actually came out yesterday, but it’s definitely a notable release. In Dead City, you play as the sole survivor of a one-two punch to humanity: a nuclear war, followed by a zombie virus outbreak. If the premise sounds over-the-top, wait till you get a load of the gameplay. You have tons of weapons at your disposal, and you’ll need them to kill the nonstop onslaught of undead enemies. Check out the trailer to see if this shooter is a fit for you.
Price: Free/$2.99 US
Get ready by reading/watching: Inotia 4: Assassin of Berkel review
Duel of Fate
Duel of Fate hands-on previewDuel of Fate is a card battling game, much like Rage of Bahamut or Magic: The Gathering. You play against other people online and it’s free to download, but to be really competitive you’ll likely have to buy card packs through in-app purchase. Still, the elemental gameplay mechanics look solid and the graphics shine. Since it’s free, there’s nothing stopping you from trying it out.
Get ready by reading/watching: Duel of Fate hands-on preview
Ichi is a single-button puzzle game with a clean, simple art style. A ball moves automatically in a straight line, and you tap bumpers to make them rotate. From the increasingly complex level elements, to the graph paper aesthetic and level creation mechanic, we can’t wait to scratch that Ichi. (Apologies for the awful pun.)
Price: $.99 US
Get ready by reading/watching: Kids vs. Goblins review
Project 83113 is a fast-paced side-scrolling platformer that eschews the typical arrows-and-button control configuration in favor of a swipe-and-tap setup. Oh, and did we mention the crazy weapons? This looks like one of the most promising releases tonight, and we’re pumped to check it out.
Price: $.99 US
Get ready by reading/watching: My Little Hero review
Lead toy troops into battle in this top-down war game. Through the course of 30 missions, you’ll take out enemies, escort friendlies through hostile territory and, if all goes well, win the war. Perhaps best of all, you’ll look adorable while doing it. Check this one out if you feel like playing general in the war of the toys.
Price: $2.99 US
Get ready by reading/watching: Kukouri Entertainment