The holiday gaming push keeps going with this week’s big game releases on the App Store. Tonight, we’ll see new games from Gameloft, Warner Bros, and Chillingo, plus Ubisoft’s Michael Jackson: The Experience HD. Read on for your advance look, and come back to download these titles at 8pm Pacific tonight.
Gameloft’s open-world Western seems to draw inspiration from Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption, but this open-world game won’t cost you a thing to download. However, there are a number of optional items to buy, like extra ammo or health. If you can ignore the paid options, Six-Guns looks like an exciting old-time adventure.
Get ready by reading/watching: Six-Guns Hands-On Preview
Batman: Arkham City Lockdown
We hadn’t heard about a new Batman iOS game from Warner Bros until today, so details are scarce about this new game. It appears to be a one-on-one fighting game, where you play as Batman and battle arch-villains like The Joker, Two-Face, and Deathstroke. It seems a bit pricey, so you may want to wait for our review before buying– unless you’ve got Bruce Wayne’s cash.
Price: $6.99 US
Get ready by reading/watching: Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Review (also by Warner Bros.)
Mini Motor Racing
We really enjoyed Binary Mill’s iOS space shooter, Assault Squadron, so we were interested to hear that they were working on a cutesy arcade racer for their next project. Finally, Mini Motor Racing hits the App Store tonight, so check out our hands-on preview for more details.
Price: $1.99 US
Get ready by reading/watching: Mini Motor Racing Hands-On Preview
Michael Jackson The Experience HD
Michael Jackson’s music and moves live on in this extremely detailed Ubisoft tribute. You perform Michael’s famous dance moves by tapping and swiping on the screen, like making little circles to have him spin in place. The backgrounds are all recreations of MJ’s most famous music video sets, so if you grew up watching MTV in the 80s, this is the right music game for you.
Price: $4.99 US
Get ready by reading/watching: Slide To Play Q & A: Michael Jackson: The Experience
Home Sheep Home 2
One of two new Chillingo games launching tonight (the other one being Let Me Out), Home Sheep Home 2 lets you control multiple sheep as they try to solve environmental puzzles. This sequel offers 40 more levels, plus extra collectibles on each stage. If you want to try out the series before spending a buck, you can play the original Flash game here.
Price: $.99 US