New to the App Store: Beat It!, Ace Combat Xi, More

Glu Mobile’s rhythm game Beat It! and Namco’s aerial dogfighting title Ace Combat Xi led off the latest round of games to hit the App Store on Thursday. In Beat It! (US$2.99), players listen to a beat and try to recreate it; in Freestyle Mode, they use a variety of instruments to create their own music. Fifty levels are included, along with a variety of musical genres.

Ace Combat Xi ($4.99) is the first entry in the long-running Ace Combat series to appear at the App Store. Players join the Falco Squadron and take on enemies as they fly through environments made from satellite imaging. Campaign and Free Mission modes are included, and Namco promises continued support with additional downloadable content.

Other new App Store releases include the action puzzle game Flipt, the logic puzzle title Rush Hour, the ant-squashing action game Picnic Panic, the holiday-themed ring toss game Holiday Fling, and the maze game Labyrinth 2.