New iPad Games of the Week

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch and more

After soft launching in New Zealand, Atari's latest RollerCoaster Tycoon title has landed on the US App Store. Unlike the recently released RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, which was released as a premium title, RCT Touch is free to play with IAPs. In Touch, you must purchase and open card packs to build your theme park. The game features a coaster builder and track editor, missions to complete, and the ability to collect new cards to get different "coasters, rides, scenery and missions for your park," according to the App Store description.

RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch is available now on the App Store for all devices running iOS 9.0 or later.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Johto Pokémon and more

Splash! Magikarp

As promised, Pokémon GO has been updated with over 80 new Pokémon from the Johto region. After a quick update, Pokémon trainers can now catch second generation Pokémon, and take advantage of new evolutions. The update also includes new Pinap and Nanab Berries, and new evolution items in PokeStops to evolve Seadra, Scyther, Porygon2, Onix, Slowpoke, and Poliwhirl.

The new version of Pokémon GO is available for free on the Apple App Store.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: The Godfather Game and more

Hitcents.com has released The Godfather Game based on the classic 1972 gangster film starring Marlon Brando. The Godfather is a freemium title where you play as a devoted Underboss in the Corleone family. The goal of the game is to help "carry out the Corleones’ dirty deeds and fight for the honor and respect of the most powerful Family in New York City." You do this by enlisting Capos and Soldiers to settle any misunderstandings, and by making the right allies while developing your estate. The Godfather Game is basically another free building title cashing in on another popular franchise. It's available on the App Store for free.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 and more

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

After a very long wait Fire Emblem Heroes has finally arrived on the US Apple App Store and Google Play. Nintendo decided to go with a free-to-play model instead of launching the RPG as a premium title, like it did with Super Mario Run. Heroes is a story-driven, turn-based battle game with simple touch-screen swipe controls. You can read a more in-depth review here, and download the second Nintendo mobile title here.

Nintendo this week also announced that its third iOS game, Animal Crossing will be delayed until at least April. Animal Crossing may be the last title Nintendo releases for smart-devices in 2017.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Pokémon Duel and more

Pokémon Duel iOS

Pokémon Duel finally came to the US App Store this week after launching in Japan a few months ago. The new title by The Pokémon Company is a strategy board game where players can compete in real time battles with other Pokémon trainers across the world. The one-on-one battles are easy to master, but the rest of the game can be a bit overwhelming. There is a lot to learn in this game, and it features really long tutorials and load times.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Fire Emblem: Heroes and more

Kingdom Rush 4

It was kind of a slow week for the Apple App Store, especially after last week which was filled with both successful and failed reboots, big sequels and a new Star Wars title. Here are some of this week's major announcements you may have missed, and few new interesting looking App Store releases.

Ironhide Game Studio teased a new Kingdom Rush title on its blog and social media. Ironhide didn't release any major details about the fourth game in the series, but they did deliver this small hint:

"One thing is for sure, the bad guys shall have their revenge....muahaha."

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Barbarian Invasion and more

Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion

After releasing the classic strategy game Rome: Total War to the App Store in November 2016, Feral Interactive has announced this week that the expansion, Barbarian Invasion, will be released as a separate app for the iPad. Unlike Total War, which takes place during the rise of the Roman Empire, Barbarian Invasion is set during the decline. Users can play as the Western or Eastern Roman Empires, or as several barbarian factions, such as the Huns and Goths. Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion for the iPad will be available in March.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Mega Man 1-6 and more

Mega Man 2 Mobile

Everyone was excited about Capcom's planned release of all six original 8-bit Mega Man titles until they actually landed on the App Store and Google Play. The reviews from both critics and players have been abysmal, and everyone pretty much agrees that all six titles should be avoided. Touch Arcade rated all six ports 1-star, and urged its readers not to purchase any of the new Mega Man Mobile titles. You can read more about the awfulness of Mega Man Mobile by hitting the link above, and you can read Touch Arcade's full review here.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Super Mario DOA and more

Pokémon GO Apple Watch

After reaching 40 million downloads on the App Store it looked like Nintendo's Super Mario Run was poised to be the big mobile title for the holidays, but negative reviews from both fans and critics alike have taken the wind out of its sails. Rumors that Nintendo is not planning to release any updates for the game has also not helped Mario earn more mobile fans. The bigger story this Christmas may be the release of Minecraft: Apple TV Edition. Mojang's popular sandbox title will now be available to everyone who opens a new shiny Apple TV on Christmas day. The game is available on the Apple TV App Store for $19.99, and it includes new skin packs and new 2016 mash-ups for the holidays.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Super Mario Run and more

Super Mario Run

The wait is finally over and Nintendo's first real mobile title has landed on the Apple App Store. Super Mario Run was the single most hyped mobile release since the App Store was launched in 2008. The game featuring Mario and other familiar faces from the Super Mario Bros. franchise is now available as a free download for all devices running iOS 8.0 or later. The first 3 worlds and a sample of the first boss level are available in the free version. You can unlock the remaining 5 worlds for $9.99. The game also features a competitive multiplayer option, and the ability to unlock building and other decorations to build your own Kingdom.

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