iOS Gaming Watch List: Dynamite Jack, Unstoppable Fist and Squids: Wild West

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We're taking a look at the most promising iPhone and iPad releases for June 28, 2012.

Each week the iOS Gaming Watch List will inform you of some noteworthy releases coming to the App Store.

Major releases tend to hit on Thursdays, so we'll be coming at you every Wednesday with the games to look out for, as well as some of the bigger content updates on the way. While this won't be a comprehensive list of games releasing for a given week, it does offer a quick selection of games and upates that show promise or look interesting for one reason or another. Worth noting that we have not played many of these games, so you shouldn't take these as short reviews. Think of this more like a helpful guide of games to investigate as they launch on Thursday.

Unfortunately, since these are pre-release games, App Store links are not available, but if you search for the title within the App Store tomorrow, it should pop up.

Dynamite Jack

There are a handful of top-down stealth games on iOS, but Dynamite Jack tosses in a cool, Tron-esque art style and, predictably, a lot of explosions, so it gets a few bonus points. Multiple challenges per level add some replay value, as do level-specific leaderboards. (iPad, $2.99) (Link)

Unstoppable Fist

This game stars a gentleman with long, golden locks and a penchant for punching things in the face. If you're looking to get out your aggression in a very short span of time, Unstoppable Fist should fit the bill nicely. (iPhone, $0.99) (Link)

Squids: Wild West

The cute graphics might imply that Squids: Wild West is just for the kiddies. In truth it's a surprisingly deep tactical strategy game that has you commanding a squad of the titular heroes, each with their own abilities and, wait for it, hats! A steal at a buck. (Universal, $0.99) (Link)

Cthulhu Saves the World

Finally the retro-inspired RPG starring the world-famous soul-eater comes to iOS, bringing with it everything you know and love about Cthulhu. The 8-bit graphics are paired with a hilarious story and a killer soundtrack. Final Fantasy fans should investigate immediately. (Universal app, $1.99) (Link)