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Fresh Android Apps for Aug. 16: Learn Italian, Eternity Warriors, Zorro: Shadow of Vengeance

by Ian Black

There’s still time for a vacation to Italy, or at least an Italian restaurant, before the end of summer. Brush up on your bruschetta using Learn Italian with!

Then, draw your weapon in two new sword-fighting games: Eternity Warriors and Zorro: Shadow of Vengeance.

Learn Italian with! (Free)

Sometimes the app name says it all. Need to get fluent in the language of romance? Get a head start with this download. Prego!

This free version of the app includes 20 complete learning units, offering over 3,000 words and phrases from beginner to intermediate levels. You’ll find the gift of gab instructions for over 150 scenarios like ordering food or visiting the doctor.

Like what you see? Order the full version right from the app.

Eternity Warriors (Free)

Don’t call it fencing! This game’s sword fights are more of the hack and slash variety.

Choose your warrior, and then arm him or her with an oversized (I’m talking physics-be-damned big) battle sword or axe. Many weapons deliver magical attacks as you swing, which is fortunate because you’re facing an overwhelming force of hideous demons.

Still need some extra fire power? Invite your friends from Facebook to join in.

Zorro: Shadow of Vengeance ($2.99)

OK, call it fencing. This swashbuckling hero of yore is back and boy, is he angry. A new enemy Captain Capastrano has gone and made things personal and now the masked protector of the people must don the cape again. En Garde!

This reboot of Zorro focuses on wall-to-wall action. Run, jump, swing, roll, and climb your way through various landscapes while the hero pursues the Captain in side scrolling format. Tap to attack with your sword and when the wanted posters appear, slash them with the famous “Z”.

Download the free Appolicious Android app