This Week in Mobile Gaming - December 10th, 2010

This Week in Mobile Gaming

Backbreaker 2: Vengeance - Take another go at running the gauntlet, with the addition of some new features. The sequel brings in new moves to get to the end zone: jump and truck. There is also a more in depth showboat feature with multi-touch, additional obstacles, more stadiums and the new Vengeance mode where you get to do the tackling. Return to the gridiron for $2.99 in the app store.

Backbreaker 2 Vengeance iOS

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Dead Rising Mobile - The original title, ported to your iOS device. Survive through the mall as the infamous Frank West, defending yourself with whatever is in store. The mobile version includes social integration, enabling you to reach out to a friend via Facebook or Twitter when you succumb to the undead. If your friends don't revive you, then you will show up as a "named zombie" in their game. Bash some heads for the limited-time launch price of $4.99.

Dead Rising Mobile iOS

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Riese: Battle for Eleysia - Based off of the SyFy television series, Riese is a RPG card game featuring elements from the show. Narrated by Felicia Day and featuring the show's original score by Rich Walters, the game has you battling as one of three factions (Sect, Resistance or Eleysian Army) fighting for control over the land of Eleysia. Throw down your best cards in campaign mode or duel mode, with multi-player mode coming soon. Featuring 60 unit cards, 24 modifier cards and customizable decks. Free for today only before going back to $3.99.

Riese Battle of Eleysia iOS

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Dungeon Hunter 2 - The sequel to the popular iPhone RPG is here, and with a huge upgrade. Now with co-op multiplayer mode, you can join up with friends via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to raid dungeons and snatch up some loot. Taking place 25 years after the first, you are one of the immortal king's sons whose destiny is to fight for Gothicus. The world is five times bigger than the first, graphics and effects earned a revamp and the game is packed with new content. Revisit Gothicus for $6.99 in the app store.

Dungeon Hunter 2 iOS

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Infinity Blade - The must have iOS game for gamers. ChAIR Entertainment and Epic Games put out all the stops to show the true potential of gaming on the iOS platform by creating this brilliant title. Face the God King by fighting through his men first, and defeat him to avenge your father's death. The process is infinite, whether you defeat the God King or not, ever-repeating the run through but maintaining your items and level. Intertwined with RPG elements, scan the area for gold, health potions and treasure chests. Defeat enemies for XP, gold and loot. You can also purchase additional armor, helms, weapons and rings, as well as increase your stats. Each item has various traits from magic spells to health leaching. Navigating your character is limited to tapping on a highlighted location, where the primary controls are focused in battle. Tap to the left or right to dodge, swipe towards the opponent's weapon to parry an attack or hold the shield icon to block. Attack by swiping in various directions over the enemy and, when charged, tap the super attack or magic icons to unleash more damage. $5.99 in the app store, and worth every single penny. The next update will include more items, enemies and a new area to battle within.

Infinity Blade iOS

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This week brought a lot of heavy hitters into the app store. We're clearly seeing an increase in quality and developers seem to be further pushing the potential that the iOS platform holds for gaming. Which titles are you picking up or playing this week? Let us know in the comments!

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