New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition and more


Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition is now available on the App Store. The Pocket Edition is a mobile remake of the console version released last year. It follows the story of Noctis, the crown prince of Lucis, who must set things straight after Niflheim invades his kingdom on the eve of peace negotiations. You can download the first chapter for free, then pricing gets a bit weird. The next two chapters are $0.99 before they jump to $3.99. Or you can just buy all 10 chapters at once for $19.99.

How to follow the 2018 Winter Olympics on your iPad or iPhone

Apple News Winter Olympics 2018

Apple has teamed up with NBC to create a featured section for the 2018 Winter Olympics in its News app. iOS users will be able to get up-to-the-minute coverage on all the happenings in Pyeongchang as the action unfolds. The News app will not only feature original content created by Apple News editors, but it will include custom graphics, videos and a real-time medal tracker.

ESPN Plus streaming service announced for Apple devices


The final nails of the terrestrial television coffin are slowly being hammered in as the major networks and sporting leagues drag their feet to offer more affordable live streaming options. Today, during Disney's earnings release, chairman and CEO Bob Iger may have sped up the end of traditional television by announcing ESPN Plus. The struggling network will roll out an updated ESPN app to target "cord-nevers," according to CNBC.


Dandara now available on the Apple App Store


Raw Fury's 2D "metroidvania" platformer, Dandara, is now available on almost every available platform, including the Nintendo Switch, Steam and the Apple App Store. It is another premium title priced at $14.99, but based on critic reviews it is worth every penny.

The iOS version features unique touch controls as you defy gravity in the rotating world called Salt. You play as the heroine named Dandara who bounces around the ceiling and walls like Spider-Man. Dandara's mission is to save Salt -- which is on the brink of collapse after its free spirited citizens have became oppressed.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Final Fantasy Dissidia Opera Omnia and more

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia

Square Enix has released another Final Fantasy title to the App Store. The Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia release coincides with the launch of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT on PlayStation 4. The mobile launch includes special in-game offers through February for those who download the game and register. This includes 5,000 in-game gems, additional gems each day for the first 20 days, and more. You can download Dissidia now for free in the US.

Nintendo announces Mario Kart Tour for mobile devices

Mario Kart 8

Nintendo tweeted that Mario Kart Tour is in development for mobile devices. The video game company didn't reveal any specific details about the game, except that they're aiming for a March 2019 release. The big news came after Nintendo announced it would be shuttering its first mobile app, Miitomo.

How to watch President Trump’s first State of the Union address on your iPad and other Apple devices

President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump is set to give his first State of the Union address today (Tuesday, Jan. 30) at 9 p.m. ET.. The theme of the night is expected to be about "‘a safe, strong and proud America," according to NBC News. The address will be broadcast on all major networks, and live streamed on several broadcast apps. Here's a list of apps you can download to watch on iPad, iPhone or Apple TV:


Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is available for pre-order on the Apple App Store

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition

The delayed Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is now available for pre-order on the Apple App Store. Square Enix originally announced that the console title would make its way to mobile devices back in November last year, but it never materialized. However, today the RPG popped up on the App Store for pre-order with an expected Feb 9, 2018 release date. There is also a planned release for Windows listed for early 2018.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle and more

Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle

Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle has landed early on the US App Store. The game will launch worldwide on April 14. It is a swiping puzzle title where players must slide Jason Voorhees around a tiled game board to kill camp counselors. The game features 8 different episodes with with over 100 puzzles, weapons and different Jasons to unlock, reflex-based kills and more. Killer Puzzle is free-to-play with the option to purchase additional skins and weapons.


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