Japan-only Pokédex by Nintendo, WhatsApp Messenger, Walgreens, Kingdom Rush HD, and price drops

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9to5Mac once again gathered the most noteworthy apps that announced news, launched, updated, or went on sale recently and added them in our usual roundup below.

Today’s selection includes a new Japan-only app by Nintendo, updates to popular games like Kingdom Rush HD, and notable iOS and Mac app price drops including big cuts by TomTom for its popular line of GPS apps. Keep checking back for more, though, as we continually update this list throughout the day.


1. Pokédex | 170 Yen (about $2.06 USD)

Japan-based Nintendo just released its first paid iOS app, called “Pokédex“, in its home country. According to EuroGamer, a version of the existing 3DS Pokédex app is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPhone in Japan’s App Store. The Pokédex app is initially Japan-only, but it comes with the full Pokémon encyclopedia, and users could purchase four additional monster packs for about $6.18 USD each. The paid app is not Nintendo’s sole iOS app, however, as the game developer also released a Japan-only free app, called “Pokémon Say Tap“, for a limited time last year.

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2. Day After US | Free

Warner Bros. just launched a new iOS app for both iPhone and iPad that allows users to watch the most current episodes of the network’s television series the day after they aired in the United States. Get more details at 9to5Mac.com. 


1. Walgreens for iPad | Free
The official app for national retail chain Walgreens pushed out version 1.3 with a bevy of new features, such as: holiday gift guide, holiday photo card templates, photo editing with filters and tools, posters and canvas, and PrintWorthy enhanced editing tools.

2. Sparkling Maps | 99 cents
Developer Sparkling Apps’ alternative Maps app solution just released version 1.2 to include full support for Apple’s iPad. Additional changes include auto completion of locations, additional place categories, travel modes for walking and public transport, resolved language issue in route guidance, and horizontal and vertical orientation.

3. WhatsApp Messenger | 99 cents
Version 2.8.6 of this cross-platform smartphone messenger is now live, but it only added iPhone 5 and iOS 6 improvements.

4. Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy | $2.99
PAC-MAN developer Namco Networks is offering this version of its air combat game at a reduced price for a limited time and has updated it to version 1.4.0. The change log includes a new campaign and new Party mode.

5. Kingdom Rush HD | $2.99
The self-touted “No. 1 strategy game on the iPad” released version 1.71 recently to fix a bug that “made the game look rotated instead of landscape on iOS 6.”

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