Shadows Remain, Duolingo, and other awesome apps of the week

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'Appy weekend!
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Shadows Remain pushes ARKit in spooky new directions

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The game puts you in the shoes of a parent hunting their lost kid.
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If you’re looking for a game to show off Apple’s ARKit augmented reality platform, you could do a whole lot worse than checking out Australian developer Halfbrick’s intriguing new AR game Shadows Remain.

Blending first-person adventure, hidden object puzzles, and horror elements, Shadows Remain places you in the role of a parent who moves into a new home, only to find that their kid has gone missing.

Flipflop Solitaire, Notcho, and other awesome apps of the week

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'Appy weekend everyone!
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Street Fighter IV Champion Edition gets new fighters and massive price drop

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Rose is one of the three new fighters you can select.
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Not played the excellent Street Fighter IV Champion Edition port for iOS? Capcom has just given you several new reasons to buy it — including a sizable price drop, three new female characters, and a nifty tweak focused on counteracting multiplayer “rage quitters” who will try and stop you earning valuable wins.

Check out the details below.

Sci-fi puzzler Returner 77 lands on iOS this week

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A treat for the brain and the eyes alike.
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ARKit downloads dominated by games so far

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AR games account for the majority of app downloads and revenue made.
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Game of Thrones: Conquest lands on iOS later this month

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Your chance to capture the Iron Throne!
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With no sign of the next George R.R. Martin book on the horizon, and the end in sight for the acclaimed TV show adaptation, Game of Thrones need to get their songs of fire and ice wherever they can.

Fortunately, Warner Brothers has delivered in this area by finally announcing a release date for the upcoming mobile game Game of Thrones: Conquest. Developed by Turbine, Conquest is an MMO strategy game, set to land in the App Store later this month. Check out the trailer below.

Super Mario Run gets big price cut as new content arrives

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The game is available for just $4.99 for a couple weeks.
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If you’ve not tried Nintendo’s Super Mario Run game yet, the company has an offer it hopes may be able to lure you in: a half price sale, along with the addition of all-new game elements.

From today through October 12, Super Mario Run will set users back just $4.99 for every level. The update, meanwhile, adds support for a new character called Daisy, and an extra nine levels, which are playable once you’ve completed the existing stages.

Morphite, Ikea Place, and other awesome apps of the week

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'Appy weekend everyone!
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Pokémon GO adds its best Legendary Pokémon yet

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Get your passport ready! (Or be prepared to wait.)
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Pokémon GO developers Niantic have debuted three new Legendary Pokémon in the popular augmented reality game.

The trio of Raikou, Entei, and Suicune, from the Gold, Silver and Crystal incarnations of the game, are arguably the best Legendary Pokémon yet. Although to catch ’em all you’re going to need to shell out for some plane tickets. (Or exhibit a bit of patience!)