Between the recent releases of Pocket Heroes [$0.99] and Outwitters [Free], asynchronous online turn-based games that don't involve making words with friends seem to be the hot new thing. And with good reason: this type of multiplayer works beautifully with gaming on-the-go for more than just simple word or board games.

In April we told you how triple A console developer Splash Damage had formed a new in-house mobile development team called WarChest Limited, and that their first mobile project would be a turn-based strategy title called RAD Soldiers. Earlier today, RAD Soldiers popped up in the Canadian App Store [Link] as part of a limited release beta.

The crux of the gameplay in RAD Soldiers is its asynchronous online multiplayer, but it does appear to have a single-player component in the form of challenges against the AI. RAD Soldiers is also quite an attractive game, with colorful 3D graphics and a lot of personality. Here’s another look at the previously released trailer.

Like we talked about earlier today with Happy Street, if you’re a true Canadian or just the proud owner of a Canadian iTunes account you can head over and download RAD Soldiers for free. We’ll be calling our resident Canadian into action to check it out too, and we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as a US release date is confirmed. As always you can find plenty more information and gameplay impressions from the members in our forums.

Canadian App Store Link: RAD Soldiers, Free (Universal)

  • http://twitter.com/dtstro Stro

    Looks like a winner!

  • Akiratech

    It's like team fortress and hero academy had a baby and that's not a bad thing

  • rodgerodger

    "The hot NEW thing?" Seriously? Wow, you've missed out on a ton of great games over the past year or so. And no, I'm not talking about any of the 'with friends' games.

    • Flare_TM

       Care to elaborate?

  • t0xic

    This gonna rocks

  • oooooomonkey

    Nice. Just downloaded it. =) glad a small part of me is Canadian. ;-)

  • sakara214ever

    99.99€ for iaps??? Thanks i will pass.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4OJSEASXHUB7FACV6VQPNJCELE Deric

      you do realize that you can play the game without buying iaps right? 

      • sakara214ever

        You do realize that you can play without iaps but lose all the fun right? Let alone all the other no-iaps-games out there. Thanks for quick the answer but i will pass.

  • Birdie31

    It looks great! Im definitely excited to play this one. 

  • Unfrozen

    I'm Canadian so have been playing Rad already.

    So far I really enjoy it. It certainly feels more engaging and exciting than most turn based strategy games and I am a strategy geek (I'm really into 4X stuff).

    I think some of the menus between playing matches are a bit cluttered but the gameplay, animations and high level of customization make this stand out.

    Between Rad Soldiers, Outwitters and Pocket Heroes I will be deleting all the lesser asynchronous games and having fun with some real gems.

  • NeonVoidJP

    Will we be getting this in the UK anytime soon?? I'm really looking forward to it.