The Big Studios Dominate This Week’s Notable New Releases

The Big Studios Dominate This Week’s Notable New Releases

Many of this week’s notable new releases come from developers and/or publishers who have a history of strong iOS titles. Working our way up (pricewise) these include Starfront: Collision™, a new “Free to Try” space-themed real-time strategy game from Gameloft. Namco delivers some free high-octane fun to iPad owners with RIDGE RACER ACCELERATED HD. From Chillingo/Clickgamer deliver some new casual fare, bringing us Office Gamebox, a workplace-theme collection if mini games as well as a 3D bug blaster called Bugs Wars. Next up is XMG Studio (Cannon Cadets, Little Metal Ball) with Cows vs Aliens, a frantic cow herding game. Com2uS (Homerun Battle 3D, Inotia series) returns with a fun zombie-themed first-person endurance run title called Zombie Runaway.

Capcom enters the “endless platform” genre with Herman the Hermit. G5 Entertainment brings iPhone and iPad owners some more hidden object goodness with Romance of Rome. Bravo Game Studios (Touch Nitro Racing) tries their hand at creating a stunning looking action platformer with Volcano Escape. ECO Pawel Jarosz is back with anther title in the Van Pershing series subtitled “The Showdown” as is PlayFirst, Inc, this time taking their “Dash” series of games to the set of a Soap Opera with Soap Opera Dash. Finally we have Telltale bringing episode one of the amazing looking Back to the Future adventure game for the iPad. (I really need an iPad!)

Although, as is the nature of the App Store, there is always room for some fresh faces to carve out a name for themselves in this entertainment ecosystem. To that end, I’d like to give a nod to some promising looking debut games from new devs, like Michael Fogleman’s Star Rocket, and a pair of retro-styled games which include SGL’s Pixel Pig and Halfbot’s climber The Blocks Cometh.

As always, feel free to leave a comment below letting us know what new releases you picked up this week.

iPhone / iPod Touch


Starfront: Collision™
Free

Office Gamebox
99¢

The Blocks Cometh By Halfbot
99¢

Star Rocket
99¢

Cows vs Aliens
99¢

Van Pershing – The Showdown
99¢

Zombie Runaway
99¢

Volcano Escape
$1.99

Herman the Hermit
$1.99

Pixel Pig
$2.99

Soap Opera Dash
$2.99

Romance of Rome
$4.99

 

iPad


RIDGE RACER ACCELERATED HD
Free

Pixel Pig HD
$2.99

Romance of Rome HD
$6.99

Back to the Future Ep 1 HD
$6.99