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These are Apple's picks for the year's best apps
This has been a great year for the App Store, Apple says.
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Call of Duty: Mobile Zombie update is on its way to iOS

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Call of Duty Zombie update is on its way to iOS
Adding some 'braaaaaaains' to the CoD formula.
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Fancy using your weekend to get even with the walking dead? If so, you might want to check out the new Zombies mode coming to Call of Duty: Mobile.

Arriving just a few weeks too late for halloween, the new game mode goes live at 9 p.m. PST for iOS players.

Nintendo introduces 2 paid subscriptions for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

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Nintendo introduces 2 paid subscriptions for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Nintendo has changed its approach to mobile games.
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Nintendo has revealed details of a pair of paid subscriptions coming to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. We wrote about news of the subscriptions earlier this week, but no pricing information was available at the time.

The new “Pocket Camp Club” subscriptions follow shortly after Nintendo introduced a similar subscription for Mario Kart Tour, with a “Gold Pass” priced at $4.99 per month.

Sacré bleu! Mario Kart Tour will take players to Paris next

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Sacré bleu! Mario Kart Tour will take players to Paris next
Mario Kart Tour continues to roll out new courses.
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Mario Kart Tour‘s world tour has so far taken players to New York, Tokyo and, err, Halloween. Now it’s headed to Paris, France for its next location.

Starting tomorrow, players logging into the game today should be able to access the Paris Tour course. In addition to landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and more, the Paris tour adds new characters as well.

Mario Kart Tour has the second best debut month ever on mobile

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Mario Kart Tour has the second best debut month ever on mobile
Mario Kart Tour lags only behind Pokémon GO.
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Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo’s long-awaited Mario Kart game for iOS, enjoyed the second-biggest mobile game launch month in history. (And Nintendo’s biggest.) Across both Android and iOS, the game racked up 123.9 million unique downloads in its first four weeks.

That’s more than 5x the downloads that Super Mario Run‘s 21.8 million downloads.

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Judge Dredd: Crime Files brings lawman of the future to App Store
It's like a comic book experience bought to your iPhone!
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Mario Kart Tour‘s Halloween update brings Luigi to the party

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Mario Kart Tour's Halloween update brings Luigi to the party
Luigi wants to get a piece of that sweet in-app purchase money.
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Mario Kart Tour is finally bringing Luigi to the game with its Halloween update.

The seasonal upgrade will also introduce the characters of Rosalina, Waluigi and King Boo to the racing game. Finally, there’s a newly launched Halloween Tour, which is available from now through November 5.

The King of Fighters Allstar fights its way onto iPhone and iPad

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King of Fighters All Star 1
Get ready to kick ass all the way back to 1994!
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The King of Fighters Allstar, an action RPG spinoff of the popular King of Fighters franchise, has landed in the App Store.

The game lets players collect and train their favorite fighters from across the entirety of the series. Players must build a team consisting of the best fighters from the franchise’s rich history. And then proceed to whoop ass with them.

Long-awaited Crossy Road sequel coming to Apple Arcade

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Long-awaited Crossy Road sequel coming to Apple Arcade
Coming soon to an Apple gaming subscription service near you.
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Hipster Whale’s 2015 game Crossy Road modified the Frogger concept for a modern audience. In doing so, it raked in massive amounts of money for an indie game: around $10 million in its first 90 days.

Now the company is back with a new game, Crossy Road Castle, that’s set to debut on Apple Arcade. Check out the trailer below.

Mario Kart Tour adds new characters, Tokyo Tour course

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Mario Kart Tour was 2019's most downloaded iOS game
Nintendo has unleashed its next Mario Kart courses.
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Mario Kart Tour has received its first major update, adding a new Tokyo Tour course, set in a cartoon version of Japan’s capital city. Other tracks include the classic Rainbow Road, Kalimari Desert, and more.

In addition, there are new characters such as Baby Rosalina, Roy, Wendy, Iggy, Larry, and Tokyo versions of Mario and Peach. You can check out the trailer below.