It’s time to grab a quick preview of what’s to come tomorrow to an App Store near you. Firemint, Gameloft, Rocketcat Games, Square Enix, Crescent Moon Games, Revolution, 2D Boy, Trendy Entertainment, Gamedoctors, Bryan Mitchell, EA, and Bolt Creative are releasing some highly anticipated titles in just enough time to gift to others or grab that game you’ve been waiting for far too long.

From Firemint’s high octane Real Racing 2 to Gameloft’s N.O.V.A. 2 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance and Shadow Guardian, there’s a lot to choose from before developers take a quick break and the App Store goes into lockdown for the holiday rush. With plenty to go through, take your time, sit back, and watch the cinematic beauty.

Already available in the New Zealand App Store, these titles are set to roll out to other regions beginning around 11 PM EST. Keep an eye on AppAdvice for upcoming highlights and reviews of some of these amazing releases.

Aralon: Sword and Shadow HD (Universal) by Crescent Moon Games – $6.99: Third or first-person role-playing game with free-roam 3D world, four classes, three races, pets and henchmen to assist you, and more contributing to over 30 hours of gameplay. Introductory price.

Compatible with iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, third generation iPod touch, and later running iOS 3.0 or later.

Rated 9+ for the following: Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes and Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Battefield: Bad Company 2 (World version) by Electronic Arts – $.99: Take hold of 14 powerful weapons as you progress through 14 missions spanning five different battlefield environments in this close combat first-person shooter.

Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 3.0 or later.

Rated 12+ for the following: Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour and Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence

Broken Sword – The Smoking Mirror: Remastered (Universal) by Revolution – $6.99: An exciting tale of deceit and mystery as journalist Nico Collard and her companion, George Stobbart, try to understand all they can about an ancient artifact. Dropbox support allows the story to be enjoyed in seamless continuation amongst devices.

Compatible with iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, third generation iPod touch, and later running iOS 3.1.3 or later. Game Center features require iOS 4.1 or later.

Rated 12+ for the following: Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour and Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes and Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence and Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content or Nudity and Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes and Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug Use or References to these

Dungeon Defenders: First Wave (Universal) by Trendy Entertainment – $2.99: Tower defense meets online-RPG. Defend against hordes of monsters and bosses with up to three other players, that can join and leave as needed. Take your hand at one of the most thrilling tower defense titles in the App Store.

Compatible with iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, third generation iPod touch, and later running iOS 4.2.

Rated 12+ for the following: Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug Use or References to these and Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Geared 2! (Universal) by Bryan Mitchell – $.99: The sequel to a hit original physics puzzler. Your goal remains simple, assemble a group of gears so that all of the blue gears get powered. All kinds of new gears and other objects, plus a cute little hamster. There’s even a level editor with the ability to share.

Compatible with iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, third generation iPod touch, and later running iOS 3.0 or later.

Rated 9+ for the following: Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour

Hook Worlds by Rocketcat Games – $.99: From the creators of Super QuickHook and Hook Champ, comes another grappling adventure, literally. Hook your way through this enjoyable and unique platformer with classic arcade graphics.

Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 3.1.2 or later.

Rated 9+ for the following: Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light by SQUARE ENIX – $6.99: The action and adventure continues. Help Lara complete another fast-paced and death-defying journey to save the planet. Immerse yourself in the epic single-player campaign or go at it in co-op mode.

Compatible with iPhone and IPod touch running iOS 2.2.1 or later.

Rated 9+ for the following: Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence and Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

N.O.V.A. 2 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance by Gameloft – $6.99: Gameloft’s Halo-like first-person shooter continues to impress. More story, more weapons, more enemies, smarter enemies, up to 10 player multiplayer, and even take control of vehicles.

Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 3.1.3 or later. iPhone 4 and 4G iPod touch optimized.

Rated 4+ for the following: No Objectionable Material

Pocket God: Journey To Uranus (iPad) by Bolt Creative – $4.99: The pygmies are back but you now have command of the universe. Earth, Uranus, the Sun, or even far off places will need to bow to your Godly powers. See where the Pocket God realm will expand to now.

Rated 9+ for the following: Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Real Racing 2 by Firement – $9.99: The sequel certainly makes its name by adding vehicle damage, 30 officially licensed real cars, 16 car race during off or online play — a first for iOS — Game Center and Cloudcell integration.

Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 3.1 or later. Game Center features available on iOS 4.1 or later. iPhone 4 and 4G iPod touch optimized.

Rated 4+ for the following: No Objectionable Material

Shadow Guardian and Shadow Guardian HD (iPad) by Gameloft – $6.99 / $9.99: Time for a male role as Lara Croft, well, close enough anyway. Jason Call needs to fight his way to a remote temple before mercenaries can locate the powerful relic, Prima Materia, and enslave mankind.

Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, third generation iPod touch and later running iOS 3.1.3 or later.

Rated 12+ for the following: Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence

The Game of Life (World version) (iPad) by Electronic Arts – $6.99: If we’ve learned one thing, it’s the iPad is a fun board game substitute. EA continues to create digital, and even more portable friendly, versions of these timeless classics. No need to keep track of pieces, cards, and keep taping that cardboard box back together. Make your way through Life with up to five other players, which can choose fully customizable characters. Game night is back!

Rated 4+ for the following: No Objectionable Material

World of Goo (iPad) by 2D Boy – $9.99: The wacky and addictive physics puzzler from the Wii and personal computer will bring gooey excitement to your iOS-based tablet. Recognizing up to 11 simultaneous touches, you may need to get your big toe involved. Get those living, squirming, talking, globs of goo to the exit by building all kinds of structures.

Rated 4+ for the following: No Objectionable Material

ZombieSmash HD (iPad) by gamedoctors – $2.99: A physics game of horror and gore as you defend the castle. Destroy hordes of the undead using 25 enjoyable mangling utilities, even push yourself to last as long as possible in the endless survival mode, or just have some good zombie hacking and cracking fun in the Sandbox mode.

Compatible with iPad running iOS 3.2 or later. Game Center features require iOS 4.2.

Rated 9+ for the following: Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour and Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes and Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence