On iOS App Store: Angry Birds Space, The Hunger Games: Girl On Fire, Flight Control Rocket

21 March 2012
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From today you can play these new iOS games for iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad via the iTunes App Store. The newest games become available mid-week in America at around 11 PM EST and Europe at around 12 AM UK time. With the notable exception being Angry Birds Space, which is getting a simultaneous worldwide release at 12:01 AM Pacific time.

Here’s an overview of what iOS games Apple announced:

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  • Content: Angry Birds Space
    Price: $0.99
    Description: The Angry Birds are back! In space, nobody can hear you squeal. It’s Pigs and Angry Birds in space!

    Playable Birds are:
    • Everyone’s favourite Red Bird is here and more powerful than ever!
    • Bomb will use his heat shock wave to blast anything in his vicinity!
    • Lazer Bird is one of the fastest objects in the universe.
    • Terence is now a cosmic wrecking machine, smashing through everything.
    • The Blue Birds are causing mischief.
    • An all-new bird in Angry Birds Space! Ice Bird is an extraterrestrial with the power to freeze enemies solid!

    Note: Aside from coming to iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad, Angry Birds Space is also digitally coming to Android, PC & Mac today.

    Content: The Hunger Games: Girl On Fire
    Price: Free
    Description: The official teaser game and prequel to the hit film! Defend Katniss from her attackers with her hunting bow. Leap through treetops with intuitive touch controls. Help Katniss make her way back to District 12!

    Players take the role of Katniss Everdeen, a young woman helping her family survive by hunting for food in the woods near her home in District 12. The 74th Hunger Games are still weeks away. Katniss is a careful and skilled hunter, but the woods are still extremely dangerous. After fencing the woods off from District 12, The Capitol infested it with Tracker Jacker hives. It’s only a matter of time before she stumbles upon a previously-unknown hive, and when she does, it will be up to you to help her!

    Guide Katniss’s desperate escape with simple touch controls: tap on Tracker Jackers to shoot them down, swipe up to leap up into the tree tops and avoid enemy fire, and swipe down to leap back down to the ground to avoid shots aimed too high. Compete for high scores against friends on GameCenter, but remember: the most important thing is to survive the dangers of the woods and make it back to District 12 alive!

    Content: Flight Control Rocket
    Price: $0.99
    Description: It’s Flight Control… But Not As You Know It! Optimized for the new iPad – go intergalactic in Retina display! Flight Control Rocket is the next evolution of Firemint’s genre-defining #1 hit, Flight Control. Leave the terrestrial skies of Earth and venture into a whole new galaxy of adventure, action, and addictive path-drawing gameplay!

    Key Features are:
    • The classic Flight Control experience – but with a retro Sci-Fi inspired flavor and pace all of its own
    • 15 spacecraft with unique abilities and characteristics
    • Thrilling game modes such as the fast-paced Infinity and the expansive Odyssey
    • A cast of quirky Robots with special powers that help boost your score
    • Unlock a near endless number of stages. Push onward and venture to the farthest frontiers…
    • Multiple lives means one collision isn’t the end of your daring ion-powered adventure. The galaxy loves a risk-taker…
    • Keep your fleet fully stocked with goodies from the Shop
    • Compete with the galaxy’s top captains on the online leaderboards
    • Prove your worth as a commander and claim Game Center achievements that will test your mettle… and that of your Mothership!

    Content: Chubby Bunny
    Price: $0.99
    Description: Chubby Bunny is a must have for all puzzle game fans!

    Chubby is hungry! He needs your help to eat all the carrots in each puzzle. The catch? The grass tiles disappear after Chubby eats each carrot. Hop through dozens of mind-bending puzzles in the new puzzle hit from No Monkeys!

    Content: Swordigo
    Price: $1.99
    Description: Run, jump and fight your way through a vast world to defeat the spreading corruption.

    Explore a magical realm of dungeons, towns, treasures and devious monsters. Gain experience and level up your character. Find powerful weapons, items and spells to defeat your enemies. Venture into gloomy caves and dungeons illuminated by the atmospheric dynamic lighting system.

    Here’s a list of the rest of the iOS games out today:

    * Hunters 2 – $4.99
    * Light the Flower – $0.99
    * Madcoaster – $0.99
    * rComplex – $0.99
    * Please comment if we missed any.

    Discounted iOS games:

    * Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – On Sale today to celebrate One Year Anniversary!

    Thanks to Toucharcade & iTunes for the overview.

    Any games worth downloading for you?


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    Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

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