It's always a little strange to announce upcoming announcements, because inevitably, the actual announcements arrive right after posting these articles. That being said, there are a few major announcements coming this week, so stay tuned.

Rolando Release Date

Ng:moco tweeted that they are preparing to announce the release date for Rolando as well as some of their other upcoming titles next week. We have an unnatural interest in Rolando -- even before ng:moco took over publishing of the game.

Other tidbits: it's just been localized for Japan, and here's a brief description of gameplay:

It's a world of cute, round creatures who are under attack by darkness. By tilting the iPhone, you roll them through a landscape of hills, mountains, houses. When they hit a river, you can drag a finger across the screen to draw a bridge.

"Turns out in this game, their deity is the finger, which is the player," Young says. "So they sort of speak to you and say, 'Finger! Finger! Help us!' "

Fieldrunners 1.1 with Sound

Subatomic Studios has submitted the update to Fieldrunners [App Store, $4.99] to version 1.1 on November 11th. That means we should see the release any day now. Version 1.1 brings:

  • Sound FX from a well-known sound designer!
  • New map with gameplay and visual enhancements
  • 2 new fieldrunners

We provided an early review of Fieldrunners when it was released, but frowned upon the lack of sound. But we have to now admit that even without sound Fieldrunners is one of the (if not the) best game(s) on the iPhone.

Aurora Feint II

We weren't sure if this was authorized for pre-announcement, but Pocketgamer already posted so it's out there.

Aurora Feint II will be officially announced next week. The new version is described as an MMO with new features that allow "asynchronous" play not yet seen on the iPhone. We'll be getting more details, screenshots, etc... next week.

The original Aurora Feint [App Store, Free] was one of the very first iPhone games that we looked at and highly recommended.

  • NotYou

    If this is like the rest of Touch Arcade's announcements, Rolando should be out in like ten minutes.

  • NotYou

    If this is like the rest of Touch Arcade's announcements, Rolando should be out in like ten minutes.

  • http://vegantnt.wordpress.com VeganTnT

    Well, I don't know how much can be said right now so I'll try to give info... without giving up too much...

    I don't know where Pocket Gamer got their info but I've heard nothing of Aurora Feint: The Arena being announced next week. I mean, we just got a new build literally hours ago. It is also not a sequel, it is an expansion of the current build so it's actually 2.0

    Also, everything that is in this version is not promised to be in the next version. This was made very clear to all the beta testers (a few of which are on the toucharcade forums). A few things I KNOW will be in the next version are the updated special effects when making a chain, the updated effects of all the tools, and "The Academy" which is where you can learn about all the new stuff

  • http://vegantnt.wordpress.com VeganTnT

    Well, I don't know how much can be said right now so I'll try to give info... without giving up too much...

    I don't know where Pocket Gamer got their info but I've heard nothing of Aurora Feint: The Arena being announced next week. I mean, we just got a new build literally hours ago. It is also not a sequel, it is an expansion of the current build so it's actually 2.0

    Also, everything that is in this version is not promised to be in the next version. This was made very clear to all the beta testers (a few of which are on the toucharcade forums). A few things I KNOW will be in the next version are the updated special effects when making a chain, the updated effects of all the tools, and "The Academy" which is where you can learn about all the new stuff

  • darwiniandude

    Fieldrunners update & rolando are the two best things I've heard in ages. I'm stoked! That, along with NFS & Monopoly & SimCity, and the next month looks very interesting indeed!

    At the moment I'm hooked on the very excellent Fastlane Street Racing, it's addictive and challenging. Good good.

  • darwiniandude

    Fieldrunners update & rolando are the two best things I've heard in ages. I'm stoked! That, along with NFS & Monopoly & SimCity, and the next month looks very interesting indeed!

    At the moment I'm hooked on the very excellent Fastlane Street Racing, it's addictive and challenging. Good good.

  • http://www.wedclix.com/blog mark

    I can't wait for fieldrunners that is already a great game and with the update looks like it will will be even better (the new fieldrunner looks pretty cool too, the hazmat guy)

  • http://www.wedclix.com/blog mark

    I can't wait for fieldrunners that is already a great game and with the update looks like it will will be even better (the new fieldrunner looks pretty cool too, the hazmat guy)

  • http://blog.icodeu.com icodeu

    where is my comment?

  • Anonymous

    i like this game

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WXQAH7WTUFOIAFBJXGVFSZ2QS4 Bandit Smile

    hello