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Best of iOS news: From  Max Payne  to  Epic Astro Story

Best of iOS news: From Max Payne to Epic Astro Story

April 17, 2012 | By Danny Cowan




[Gamasutra rounds up the latest news in the world of App Store gaming, featuring standout releases like Max Payne, Burnout Crash, Epic Astro Story, and Crow.]

- Rockstar Releases iOS Port Of Landmark Third-Person Shooter Max Payne
Max Payne's unique slow motion gunplay arrives in the App Store this week boasting a redesigned control scheme and textures optimized for Retina displays.

- Kairosoft's Latest: Epic Astro Story For iOS
"Along with the expected simulation-styled gameplay carried over from Kairosoft's previous mobile releases, Epic Astro Story introduces strategy-focused combat mechanics, should the lifeforms you encounter prove to be less than friendly."

- EA's Burnout Crash! Arrives In App Store
Previously released for Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network, EA's overhead-view, destruction-based Burnout spinoff hits iOS with 54 events across multiple gameplay modes.

- Freeware Roguelike Zaga-33 Updated, Released For iOS
"Developer Michael Brough (Vertex Dispenser, Glitch Tank) has released an updated version of his seven-day roguelike Zaga-33 for iOS, adding new music and new enemy types."

- Avian Action-Adventure Title Crow Premieres For iPhone And iPad
"Crow is a story-driven action-adventure for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Combining unique exploration, combat, and game mechanics, Crow takes the player on an exciting journey to faraway lands where an ancient battle is unfolding."

- iOS Super Crate Box Adds New Characters, Limited Edition Golden Crates
"Vlambeer has updated the iOS version of its arcade-styled shooter and crate hoarding sim Super Crate Box with new playable characters from fellow indie games Starguard and Psychosomnium, along with a new type of crate that will eventually unlock the next update."


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