Fresh iPhone Apps for May 31: Heroes Call, Empire of the Eclipse, Nick Jr. Draw & Play

May 31, 2012
Games

We’ve got three new games that might interest you today: Heroes Call is a Diablo III-like dungeon crawler, while Empire of the Eclipse is a huge and involved strategy title about taking over the known galaxy. Finally, there’s Nick Jr. Draw & Play, a drawing app designed for kids that brings in characters from their […]

We’ve got three new games that might interest you today: Heroes Call is a Diablo III-like dungeon crawler, while Empire of the Eclipse is a huge and involved strategy title about taking over the known galaxy. Finally, there’s Nick Jr. Draw & Play, a drawing app designed for kids that brings in characters from their favorite TV shows.

Heroes Call (iPhone, iPad) Free

Last week, Diablo III blazed onto millions of PCs all over the world. There are similar fantasy games on iOS, but few look quite so great as Heroes Call. The free-to-play title has some pretty awesome graphics for a mobile title, and provides plenty of monsters to hack through, loot to gather, and dungeons to explore as it tells a story of heroes and demons.

Heroes Call includes 30 dungeons and more than 40 quests for players to work through, with similar character classes and the same isometric viewpoint as Diablo III. There are also 100 different enemies to kill, and quests are arranged in a different, unique order for each character so that the story plays out differently depending on which class you choose to play.

Empire of the Eclipse (iPhone, iPad) Free

Strategy title Empire of the Eclipse is the kind of in-depth strategy title that doesn’t often make its way into the mobile sphere. It’s an online multiplayer title whose gameplay spans days and weeks, rather than minutes and hours, and has players expanding their interstellar empire by taking over planets and engaging in both diplomacy and conquest in order to expand their territory.

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Empire of the Eclipse is a huge game, with its galaxies covering a whole lot of space. It’s free-to-play, but requires a monthly subscription. It also supports a robust in-game email system and has tons of systems for players to learn and immerse themselves in, so once you download it, expect that you’ll be spending quite a bit of time with Empire of the Eclipse.

Nick Jr. Draw & Play (iPhone, iPad) $1.99

Kids who are fans of Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr. TV programming will have lots of fun with Nick Jr. Draw & Play. The app is basically an iOS drawing application, allowing kids to use the touchscreen and combine it with different virtual painting tools to create various works of art. But they can also add elements from their favorite shows, such as characters from Dora the Explorer.

Draw & Play includes 60 different stickers you can add to images, as well as animated tutorials to help teach kids how to draw with the app. It also includes pictures to help inspire kids to create their own works. Draw & Play also allows users to create e-cards and makes use of AirPlay features.

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Phil Hornshaw is a freelance writer, editor and author living in Los Angeles, dividing his time between playing video games, playing video games on his cell phone, and writing about playing video games. He’s also the co-author of So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Time Travel, which attempts to mix time travel pop culture with some semblance of science, as well as tips on the appropriate means of riding dinosaurs. Check out his profile.

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