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Sword and Soldiers HD, $4.99, Released July 7

Sword and Soldiers Available July 7 On The App Store

In just a couple of days iOS gamers will be able to enjoy the breakout WiiWare hit Sword and Soldiers. It’s a 2D real-time strategy game that has been available for quite some time on console downloadable networks (like WiiWare). The game will be available for both iPhone and iPad according to a two Tribes Games tweet.

The game plays from a 2D side-scrolling perspective with the player having one side of the map as a base and the opponent having their base directly across on a 2D plane. The player has to defend against the enemy troops coming in and at the same time send troops to destroy the enemy base.

New Releases

Padder, Free, Released July 5

Padder iPad Magazine Arrives With Promise

The folks behind the UK’s popular MacUser magazine have cooked up something new exclusively for iPad users. Padder is a new e-magazine offering features, how-tos, and reviews of the latest iPad apps and third-party products. However, by the look of the publication’s first issue, it won’t be completely iPad-centric, for good and bad.

Marathon 1, Free, Released July 7

Marathon Storms Into The App Store: Play Bungie’s Classic Game On Your iPad

Great news, retro gaming fans: The popular Bungie-developed Mac game Marathon is now available in the App Store. The application is natively compatible with the iPad, and is available to download for free.

The game itself was originally released on the Macintosh back in 1994, before Bungie was acquired by Microsoft and left Mac development behind. Back then, Marathon was a Mac exclusive, which was good news (Doom had recently launched on the PC, and Mac-heads needed something to rapidly click mouses and keyboard keys at).

Updated

WeatherPro for iPad, $4.99, Updated July 5

WeatherPro For iPad Celebrates Summer With New Beach Features & Social Networking Integration

One of the top selling weather apps for iPad has received a nice update. WeatherPro for iPad now includes social media functionality as well as additional features for premium users.

Created by MeteoGroup Deutchland GmbH, WeatherPro for iPad has been one of Europe’s leading paid-for weather apps in the App Store. Originally launched in May 2010, the app continues to get impressive updates and new tools for those obsessed with all things weather-related. Plus, since earlier this year, the app has provided premium features such as skiing weather.