This week 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.
Here’s an overview of what iOS games Apple announced:
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* Spy vs. Spy, $1.99
Description: SPY vs SPY is based on the original, multi-million unit selling, break out hit on the Commodore 64; Apple // series; and Atari 400/800 computers by First Star Software, Inc. It features online and local multiplayer matches, 16 new embassies (plus the original 8), and a pixel perfect retro mode as well as a modern mode, both with the famous black and white spies from MAD Magazine. SPY vs SPY is the ultimate action/strategy game!
Your mission: escape the embassy, top secret briefcase in hand. Remember, all else is but a mere distraction! You must locate and finally collect the missing passport, traveling money, key and secret plans before making your way to the airport door to board your plane – all before time runs out -all while placing booby-traps for your opponent, avoiding or defusing those set by him and engaging in club-to-club combat.
* MANOS: The Hands of Fate, $1.99
Description: MANOS is an homage to the great games you remember from your childhood! Remember how every film and cartoon had it’s own platform game adaptation? When every man, woman, child, animal and inanimate object were out to get your character? When the streets were filled with bats, ghosts and Frankenstein monsters? MANOS will take you back to the fantastically absurd games of the past! – This is REAL retro gaming! Be prepared for vast, unique levels with challenging boss battles!
The story: Lost on their vacation, Mike and his family have wandered the desert trying to find a place to stay, only to wind up in the haunted Valley Lodge. Maintained by Torgo, an unusual man/satyr who “takes care of the place while The Master is away”, the hotel is swimming with paranormal activity which Mike has to brave through to find his now missing family. Who is The Master, and what does he want with Mike’s family? Armed with his trusty revolver, Mike will have to wander the haunted halls, venture out into the desert, uncover a dark temple and battle the forces of darkness to find out!
* Orc: Vengeance, $2.99
Description: Play as Rok, the Orc Warchief on a quest for vengeance in this incredible RPG adventure from Chillingo. With groundbreaking visuals, intense combat, dynamic controls, epic boss battles and a deep, narrative-driven campaign, ORC: Vengeance is the most complete dungeon crawler available on the App Store.
The story: The Dark Lord has risen and has enslaved your Orc brethren, it’s up to you to defeat him, and his legion of followers, and restore the balance to Argon.
* The Walking Dead Game: Episode 1, $4.99
Description: The Walking Dead is a five-part episodic game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic books featuring Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes. This is not another shoot ‘em up; it’s a game that explores some very dark psychological places, revealing that the undead are not the only thing to be afraid of when society crumbles.
The story: In this brand new story, you are Lee Everett, a man given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. With corpses returning to life and survivors stopping at nothing to maintain their own safety, protecting an orphaned girl named Clementine may offer him redemption in a world gone to hell.
Note: Only compatible with iPad 2 and up, iPhone 4 and up, and 4th generation iPod Touch.
Here’s a list of the rest of the iOS games out today:
* Square Enix’s SolaRola, $0.99
* SNK Playmore’s Blazing Star (NEO-GEO classic), $2.99
* Car Toons!, $0.99
* Epic Raiders, Free
* Flick Champions World Edition, $0.99
* Magic Wingdom, $0.99
* Shellrazer, $2.99
* Slydris, $1.99
* Worm vs. Birds, $0.99
* Forest Golf, $0.99
* Blue Circles, Free
* Lunik Swings, Free
* Blue Circles, Free
* Line Rockets, Free
* Freebord The Game, Free
* Mad Dash – Canyon Run, Temporarily Free!
* BLiP, Temporarily Free!
* Please comment if we missed any.
* Angry Birds Space’s Utopia levels added in Free Update!
Thanks to Toucharcade & iTunes for the overview.