[Gamasutra rounds up the latest news in the world of App Store gaming, featuring standout releases like Total War Battles, Illusia 2, Sid Meier's Pirates, and Shark Dash.]
- Sega Releases RTS Total War Battles For iOS
Created by the developers of the popular Total War
PC strategy franchise, this iOS-exclusive spinoff offers fast-paced tactical combat set in medieval Japan.
- SpellTower Challenges Rovio, Omgpop During 24-Hour 99-Cent Sale
"Noticing that his recently updated iPad word game SpellTower
was quickly climbing the App Store sales charts, indie developer Zach Gage dropped its price to 99 cents, in hopes of seizing a rare opportunity to overtake rival apps Angry Birds Space
and Draw Something
- Sid Meier's Pirates! Arrives For iPhone
Previously ported to the iPad last year, the iOS version of Pirates!
updates the classic strategy game with an array of minigames and multiple challenging scenarios.
- Trailer - Pumped: BMX (Adam Hunt)
"BMXer and first-time developer Adam Hunt channels his love of biking into Pumped: BMX
, an upcoming stunt game for iOS platforms that Hunt is tackling all on his own."
- Gamevil Launches Action-RPG Sequel Illusia 2
Gamevil's side-scrolling action-RPG Illusia
gets a free-to-play sequel this week boasting multiple playable classes, thousands of unlockable costumes, and an asynchronous PvP mode.
- Gameloft-Published Shark Dash Hits App Store
Gameloft's latest release is Shark Dash
, a physics puzzler in which players launch a shark at armies of dimwitted rubber ducks.
- Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Now Available On Steam
"Sword & Sworcery
is a gorgeous-looking iOS game that made clever usage of its platform's device orientation capabilities. And now? It's available on Steam for those who missed it the first time around."