Pirates and tanks and medieval puppets, oh my! Yup, you read that right: there are certainly some big things gearing up to hit the App Store later on tonight, and my mobile devices are already itching to download them all.

For instance, we finally have the highly anticipated release of a game that lets you engage in 10-on-10 tank battles, not to mention a mobile-exclusive game from one of the biggest-selling console franchises in gaming history, as well as a beautiful arcade release that’s looking to take the addictive “slicing” gameplay of Fruit Ninja and expand it for the next generation of mobile gamers.

So needless to say, you’re going to have plenty of things to keep those iOS devices busy tonight. Which upcoming games are you the most excited about playing? For me personally, it’s currently a 4-way tie between ALL OF THEM. Let us know your thoughts in the replies!

 

Assassin’s Creed Pirates – Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise has developed an incredible caliber over the years of being some of the best console games that money can buy, despite their now-yearly iterations. Well now tomorrow’s Assassin’s Creed Pirates looks to be the closest thing we’ll have to the full AC experience in a nice and tidy mobile package, and we’re positively going overboard just waiting to play it. Building off the highly intuitive naval battles showcased in the recently released Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, the follow-up Pirates will expand upon this concept even further, by letting you engage in some truly stunning ship battles along the rolling seas, as you build up your own crew and explore the uncharted waters around the Caribbean.

 

Tank Domination – Allow me to put this game into perspective for everyone reading right now: Game Insight’s Tank Domination will be bringing 10-on-10 synchronous multiplayer tank battles right there on your tablet. That’s the whole reason why we even buy tablets in the first place, right? But not only does the long-awaited Tank Domination boast such an impressive feat of gameplay, but it also has the impressive console-quality graphics to match! But the best news of all is that Game Insight seems to have jumped the gun a bit (or jumped the tank cannon) and released the game a little early today, so you’ll actually be able to jump into the heat of the action right this very minute!

 

Clash of Puppets – Have you ever just taken one look at an upcoming video game and immediately thought to yourself, “Yup, they made this game specifically for me.” Well that’s the same exact kind of reaction I had when I first saw Clash of Puppets, which is on its way to us tonight from Crescent Moon Games. Billed as a full-fledged 3D hack ‘n’ slash platformer, Clash of Puppets takes place against a rich fantasy and medieval backdrop, with obstacle-ridden castle grounds, harrowing gauntlets and drawbridges, and even the occasional U.F.O. for good measure. They say that many inhabitants are simply servants or puppets to their king, but tonight I’m more than excited to play the role of puppet master.

 

KingHunt – As someone who was once among the millions of people to be completely enamored by the simple “slicing” gameplay of Halfbrick’s Fruit Ninja, I can’t tell you how excited I am to give KingHunt a try, which promises to be the definitive “Next Generation Slicing Game.” And one look at this vibrant arcade game in action, and you’ll quickly realize that no description could be more appropriate. Taking the basic tossing and slicing physics that were perfected by Fruit Ninja, KingHunt tosses an entire medieval kingdom into the mix, with hundreds of quirky enemies to fight, twelve beautiful and distinctive realms to slice through, and even a slew of magical trinkets to keep your fingers captivated throughout the entire thing!