New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Total War - Alexander and more

Sigma Theory

As promised, Rome: Total War -- Alexander has been launched to the App Store for the iPad. This is the third and final entry into the Total War series. Alexander takes place as the famous emperor "ascends the Macedonian throne and embarks upon an audacious campaign to conquer the all-powerful Persian Empire," according to the official App Store description. You do not need to first two Total War titles to enjoy Alexander, but its probably a lot more fun if you played at least the original.

Rome: Total War -- Alexander is available on the App Store for $4.99.

Mi-Clos Studios this week released several screeshots of its upcoming title Sigma Theory (via Touch Arcade). In the game players are in charge of a covert organization that is in a race with other countries to be the first to develop new technologies. You can check out one of the screenshots above and the teaser trailer below.

Sigma Theory will be available in 2018.

Warner Bros. announced on Thursday that it is bringing the RPG Middle-Earth: Shadow of War to mobile in the fall. Shadow of War is a free-to-play title based on Tolkien-lore. It follows Talion, the game's hero, and it will include other popular characters from the Lord of the Rings. You can pre-register here to receive a starter bundle. You can also watch the full trailer via the link.

Here are some more noteworthy titles released to the App Store this week:

  • The Revenge of Shinobi (Free) Reap revenge in SEGA’s legendary side-scrolling beat ‘em up, now available on mobile for the very first time. You are Joe Musashi, a ninja out for revenge against the evil criminal organization ‘Neo Zeed’.
  • Gummy Heroes (Free) In a far far away corner of the universe, in the depths of a dark and evil planet small heroes are kept as hostages. You are the only one who can help them to escape. Run and rescue as many heroes as you can on a grim and dangerous field filled with deadly traps. Get the heroes to the stargate, which teleports them into safety.
  • Galaxy of Pens & Paper ($4.99) Turn-based meta RPG about a group of players rolling dice in the year 1999! Create your own game master and RPG party, as they roleplay, explore distant planets in their imagination, fight weird aliens and save the galaxy in the era of dial-up internet and floppy disks.
  • Linelight ($1.99) Elegant, minimalist puzzle game set in a universe of lines. Its puzzles will awake your mind as the music flows through your body, gifting you a soft, relaxing euphoria. Linelight is for players of any age or level of experience.
  • Fighting Fantasy Legends ($4.99) Create your own adventures in a dangerous land of monsters, treasures and traps. From renowned authors Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone (co-founders of Games Workshop) and Nomad Games.

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