New Apps of the Week

New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: Nintendo Goes Mobile and More

Nintendo announced on Tuesday that the company had teamed up with Japanese game developer DeNA to develop games specifically for mobile devices. CEO Satoru Iwata told Time that Nintendo would develop most of the games in-house while DeNA would handle the “service side of things." Iwata also said Nintendo is leaning towards releasing freemium titles, but the company is considering all options and pricing may be decided on a game-by-basis. You can read Iwata's entire interview with Time here.


Apple is reportedly removing anti-virus and anti-malware apps from the App Store, according to security firm Intego. The company said on its blog that "Apple has elected to eliminate the category of anti-virus and anti-malware products from their iOS App Store," and pulled their iOS app VirusBarrier iOS. Apple has not released any statement confirming that anti-virus apps are no longer welcome on the App Store.

New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: Five Nights at Freddy's 3 and More

It was a big week for sequels with three popular titles launching on Thursday. 2K Games and Firaxis released the followup to Civilization: Beyond Earth called Sid Meier's Starships. The strategy game allows players to build and command a fleet of starships in the Beyond Earth universe. Sid Meier's Starships is available now on the App Store for the iPad, and for the Mac and PC via Steam. There is no iPod or iPhone version of the game.

New iOS Apps March 2015

As expected, Dungeon Hunter 5 was also launched as a free-to-play title on the App Store and the Five Nights at Freddy's 3 is also now available for $2.99.

Ironhide Game Studio announced on Thursday that Kingdom Rush Frontiers will be updated with a new endless challenge mode called "Temple of Ethereal Evil" on March 18. The update will also add a new hero to the game.

New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain and More

Blizzard will begin accepting pre-orders for its next Hearthstone adventure titled "Blackrock Mountain" on March 19. The single player campaign will be laid out like Curse of Naxxramas where players can buy entry into individual wings for 700 in-game gold or $6.99 USD. Players will also be able to unlock the entire campaign for $24.99. Blackrock Mountain will include 31 new Hearthstone cards and an exclusive card back for those who pre-order. You can learn more about Blackrock Mountain here.

Blizzard also previewed some images of the upcoming iPhone version of Hearthstone at PAX East, but the company did not reveal any new details about the game.

New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: YouTube Kids, Tap Heroes and More

Here are this week's most noteworthy games, apps and jailbreak tweaks released to the App Store and Cydia through 02/22/15 to 02/28/15. Apple's Free App of the Week is Printer Pro. The app will be free on the Apple App Store until 02/05/15. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep updated on all the latest iPhone and iPad news.

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New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: SNL 40th Anniversary App and More

A lot went on on with the App Store this week, but unfortunately it was a slow week for app releases. Apple added a Pay Once & Play section to the App Store highlighting "great games with no in-app purchases." Hopefully the new section will teach App Store customers that it is worth spending a few dollars on a decent mobile game instead of encouraging the freemium model.

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Apple this week also increased the maximum app size on the App Store from 2GB to 4GB. This will give developers more leeway when creating high-quality games that take advantage of Apple's newer hardware and larger iPhone displays. Here's the announcement from Apple's developer portal:

"The size limit of an app package submitted through iTunes Connect has increased from 2 GB to 4 GB, so you can include more media in your submission and provide a more complete, rich user experience upon installation. Please keep in mind that this change does not affect the cellular network delivery size limit of 100 MB."


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