Now that Apple has officially announced its iPhone 8 keynote for Sept. 12 the 32-bit apocalypse is right around the corner. In case you missed the memo, iOS 11 will no longer support 32-bit apps. This means any apps on your device not upgraded with 64-bit support will no longer work once iOS 11 is released. Apple is expected to launch the new firmware alongside the iPhone 8 on September 12th.
As we've discussed before, some apps are already being pulled from the App Store, while others, like Duke Dashington, are being remastered. Touch Arcade has been keeping an eye on what apps will not be making the transition to 64-bit, and you can also check your own devices to see what apps won't be supported.
2k Games will allegedly pull Xcom: Enemy Within from the App Store and replace it with a 64-bit version, but like Touch Arcade points out, 2k is not always reliable.
Another game being saved from the 32-bit apocalypse is the dungeon crawler Rogue Touch.
Hopefully more games will eventually be pulled from the endangered App Store list before iOS 11 is released to the public.
In other App Store news, Street Fighter IV Champion Edition is on sale for $1.99 this week, Zen Pinball released a trailer for its new Jaws table and pre-registration is now open for Game of Thrones Conquest.
Here are this week's noteworthy App Store releases:
- Golden Axe (Free) Golden Axe joins the SEGA Forever classic games collection, a treasure trove of free SEGA console classics brought to life on mobile for the first time.
- Noblemen: 1896 (Free) The year is 1896, and war has begun... To your right, Militia are cut down by saber wielding cavalry. In the distance, cannon fire echoes as a lumbering Steam Tank fires its auto cannons. Your Gatling Gun Team unleashes a salvo of fire, cutting down an enemy squad like wheat. Behind you, the drone of your Frigate Class Airship reassures you before unleashing its salvo of supporting fire.
- Questland: Turn Based RPG (Free) First person perspective online role-playing game in the tradition of dungeon crawler cRPGs.
- Battle Golf Online (Free) It's time to get the golf clubs out and whack some balls. Aim for the golf holes or the heads of your opponents in real-time multiplayer madness.
- Age of Giants: Tower Defense (Free) Giants, powerful mages and brave heroes fight together to protect their world in new epic tower defense game.