Fire Emblem Heroes has been updated to version 2.1.0 with a new heroes from the Nintendo Wii title, Radiant Dawn. The new heroes will be available through future summoning events. They include Micaiah, Sothe and Zelgiu. You can see the new heroes and their abilities in the video below.
Pathfinder Duels is another officially licensed mobile title based on the popular physical RPG, Pathfinder, from Paizo Publishing. Pathfinder Adventures is the actual digital adaptation of Pazio's Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, while Pathfinder Duels is a collectible card game "inspired" by the Pathfinder Universe.
Apple has announced its Best of 2017 for the App Store. This year the winners for the best app and game were announced alongside the Trends of the Year. App Store editors identified "four breakout trends" in app culture such as AR (augmented reality), real-time multiplayer games, mental health and reading.
Apple introduced its ARKit for developers in iOS 11. The new technology allows iPhone and iPad owners to use their devices to interact with virtual objects digitally rendered over the real world. Developers have already created hundreds of apps and games making AR the top trend of 2017, according to Apple.
This list is not a reflection of all the games released to the App Store in 2017. Instead it is a list of the best games we played or reviewed this year. This means plenty of decent titles will be left off since we're not a gaming website and don't play every game released for iOS devices.
On Sunday Nintendo of America tweeted and official release date for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. The game was originally expected to be released in March, but it was delayed until later in the year. Nintendo instead released Fire Emblem Heroes in February, making Animal Crossing its third iOS title, not counting Miitomo.