Best New Premium App Store Games - January 16, 2014

Thanks to a very welcome glut of new games hitting the App Store at midnight last night, we're bringing you this week's new release round-up in two sections. This first part picks out all of the best new games you'll need to spend money on upfront, while we'll have a round-up of the best new free games for you later on this morning.


Across Age 2

App Store description:

"Across Age was the first ever released Japanese Retro Action RPG on the App Store. Its engaging storyline, intense action and eerie dungeons provided a whole new game experience. The sequel improves the formula with over 15 hours of exciting gameplay and beautiful pixel perfect 2D environments- optimized for Retina Display."

Price: $3.99

Download Across Age 2 - iPhone & iPad


Arc War

App Store description:

"Earth is under attack from a massive alien fleet. Pilot your ship along the intercontinental arc and destroy as many of the alien invaders as you can. You are the planet's only hope!"

Price: $0.99

Download Arc War - iPhone & iPad


Baldur's Gate 2

App Store description:

"Kidnapped. Imprisoned. Tortured. The wizard Irenicus holds you captive in his stronghold, attempting to strip you of the powers that are your birthright. Can you resist the evil within you, forge a legend of heroic proportions, and ultimately destroy the dark essence that haunts your dreams? Or will you embrace your monstrous nature, carve a swath of destruction across the realms, and ascend to godhood as the new Lord of Murder?"

Price: $14.99

Download Baldur's Gate 2 - iPad


Lost Yeti

App Store description:

"Lost Yeti is an extremely cute puzzle adventure where you slide ice cubes to create a path for the Yeti and complete the level. Collect bonus items and be sure to avoid dangerous enemies and traps spread all over the levels."

Price: $0.99

Download Lost Yeti - iPhone & iPad


Magnetized

App Store description:

"Magnetized is an abstract physics adventure game, up to 80 levels! Touch your screen to active the power of magnets and escape from neon maze!"

Price: $2.99

Download Magnetized - iPhone & iPad


Shadow Blade

App Store description:

"Kuro is a young man on his quest to become the Shadow Blade. He must seek the teachings of the last remaining ninja master. You will guide him through challenging levels, around countless traps, sneaking past enemies or right over their dead bodies."

Price: $1.99

Download Shadow Blade - iPhone & iPad


Super Sanctum TD

App Store description:

"Super Sanctum TD is a retro-styled mazing defense game that focuses on strategy, customization and replayability. You construct mazes and towers to kill enemies and prevent them from reaching the Core. However, you don't have to just watch the towers do all the work, you can also use active abilities like Air Strike and Freeze to stun, snare, and destroy your enemies yourself too!"

Price: $4.99

Download Super Sanctum TD - iPad


Wildagotchi: Virtual Pet

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App Store description:

"Wildagotchi is an unique retro-style game in which you may take care of and play with 12 adorable pets. The more you take care of your pet, the happier it is. And happy pet means pet growing fast. Take your time, feed it, clean it and play with it - all depends on you now!"

Price: $0.99

Download Wildagotchi: Virtual Pet- iPhone & iPad