Here's what's new in iOS gaming this week!

Every Thursday I go on a quest to find all the notable new games released on the App Store over the week, but instead of taking all the gold and experience for myself, I pass my knowledge on to you! Whether you're looking for new games, games on sale, or wondering if your favorite game got a big update, I'll break down all the notable iOS gaming news for you!

New games of the week

Need something new and shiny? Every week tons of games hit the App Store, and I keep track, so you don't have to; here are the notable releases for this week.

SEGA Forever Collection

SEGA surprised and delighted gamers everywhere by announcing a bunch of classic games would be coming to iOS for free!

The new collection of SEGA games — called SEGA Forever — will be updated every month to include classics from the glory days of SEGA consoles.

Five titles are already available in the SEGA Forever collection:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog: The original 1991 classic that started a huge and successful franchise.

  • Phantasy Star II: The hit futuristic RPG that has been a fan favorite since its release in 1989.

  • Comix Zone: The wacky comic book style adventure game from the SEGA Genesis console.

  • Kid Chameleon: The original sunglasses-wearing badass platformer.

  • Altered Beast: All the side-scrolling beat 'em up action you could possibly want!

All these great classic games are available for free with a cloud-based game saving system; however, if you want to play the games with no ads and able to save your files locally, you'll need to pay $1.99.

Age of Rivals

Self-described as an "anti-deckbuilding" strategy card game, Age of Rivals is designed to test your tactical decision-making skills in short, head-to-head matches. Inspired by strategy boardgames, you'll need to balance your military, culture, and economy to get the best of your opponent.

With over 200 hundred unique cards found in the game, the strategies to employ are endless, making this game one you can replay over and over again.

The Little Acre

Set in 1950s Ireland, The Little Acre is an adventure game that follows the story of Aidan and his daughter, Lily. Aidan's father has gone missing, and after investigating his disappearance, Aidan finds himself transporting away to a strange world. Now, Lily sets off on a journey to find her father and grandfather, encountering her own perils along the way.

The entire game is done in a hand-crafted art style that looks gorgeous and they even got voice actors for all the different characters.

Games on sale this week

Good things come to those who wait! Every week games go on sale, and you can take advantage of significant savings. Here are the notable deals of this week.

The Room Three

The Room series is on of the best adventure/puzzle games on App Store and right now you can get The Room Three for only $1.99!

Travel your way through plenty of spooky and eerie levels as you solve puzzles by interacting with the beautifully designed world around you. Question everything, touch everything, and hope you make it to the end!

Crashlands

Action-RPG fans pay attention because Crashlands is only $1.99 this week on the App Store!

Flux Dabes is a galactic trucker whose latest shipment gets derailed by an alien menace named Hewgodooko. Now he's standing on an alien planet and you'll need to hustle to recover all his packages! Make new friends, uncover ancient secrets, and battle deadly bosses, as you try to find your way home!

Game updates of the week

Games are constantly being updating with new content, bug fixes, gameplay improvements, and special events. I'll highlight a few of the best updates to hit the App Store this week

Pokémon GO: A huge list of significant updates has hit Pokémon Go this week and I couldn't be more excited. New gym battling system, co-operative raid fights, new items and more! This is the biggest update I've seen since they released Gen 2 Pokémon into the game.

iMore's resident PokéMaster, Rene Ritchie, has all the details of the newest update and what it means for you as a player!

Read: Pokémon GO Updates: What's new and what's next!

Luke's game of the week.

Brawl Stars

NOTE: Brawl Stars is currently undergoing a "soft launch" and is only available on the Canadian App Store.

From mega-developer Supercell (Clash of Clans and Clash Royale), comes a new, ridiculously fun multiplayer game called Brawl Stars!

Revealed in a surprise live stream tournament yesterday, Brawl Stars is a 3v3 shooter game where players from all over the world battle in four game modes: Bounty, Smash and Grab, Heist, and Showdown. Players will have the option to choose from multiple characters known as brawlers and each brawler has a different attack style and super ability.

The game is vibrant, fast-paced, and a ton of fun. If you happen to be a lucky Canadian like me, you should definitely give this game a try!

Read Brawl Stars: Everything you need to know!

Get more games for less money!

If you download a lot of games and you want to save money on all of them, get an iTunes gift card at a discount! Our friends at Thrifter have compiled a list of all the best deals on iTunes gift cards!

Other games you saw this week?

Did I miss anything? Anything you're particularly excited about this week? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter!