Well, it happened — Thanksgiving was last week, Cyber Monday is today, and from here on out, we are neck deep in the holiday season. This time of year is particularly busy on the App Store, as various game developers try to get their best products out during the holiday rush, taking advantage of all of those game-hungry users with brand new iDevices. To that end, we’ve got not one, not two, but three great trailers for upcoming iOS games that we’ve been waiting for, all ready for you to watch below.
Vectrex Regeneration is first — this is not just a game, but a complete emulator for the old Vectrex video game console. The app includes more than a few old titles (available for in-app purchase, with likely a few freebies to get you interested), and will be out on the App Store later this week.
Next up is a new trailer for that Enhanced Edition of Baldur’s Gate that we’ve been expecting on iOS for a while now. As you can see in the video below, this game will be a very faithful (perhaps too faithful?) recreation of the old Baldur’s Gate title, except of course that it’ll be running on your iPad instead of a computer. Old school fans will probably love this one, but we’ll have to wait and see if it can grab a new audience later on this month.
And finally, I haven’t heard of Poker Knight until now, but it’s piqued my interest big time with the trailer below. The idea looks like a poker game mixed with some fantasy RPG elements, and there’s nothing I like better than a genre-crossing puzzle/RPG concoction like that. Poker Knight is due out sometime this month as well, so we’ll look for it soon. All three of these look great, and they’re just a small sampling of what we’re in for from the App Store this coming holiday season.
A trio of trailers: Vectrex Regeneration, Baldur’s Gate Enhanced, and Poker Knight originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.