Korean-based developer Dancing Anchovy (yes that is their awesome name) recently released a trailer for their upcoming iOS title Team Monster, and we thought it was looking pretty darn good. Team Monster is an action RPG with similar mechanics and style to Mika Mobile's fantastic Battleheart [$2.99] and with a hint of monster collecting a la Pokemon. The twist is that Team Monster is supposed to have deep social integration, even so far as the developer refers to it as a "social MMO."

I've got to say I love the look of Team Monster from the trailer, but I always get a slightly uneasy feeling whenever heavy emphasis is put on social integration. Typically it's either non-intrusive and can actually add to the overall experience or it's completely tacked on and unnecessary. There's not much middle ground. At any rate, I'm excited to see how the final product turns out. Release is said to be in the "near future" so look for more on Team Monster as the news becomes available.

  • ducksFANjason

    Seriously devs: knock it off with the social crap! Add it in as a side feature if you must, but quit making it the focus of your damn game. I don't know a single person who has ever said "That game was awesome, but I wish I could tweet about it constantly..."

    • MarkyMarc

      Amen!!

      • ImJPaul

        Double Amen.

      • MikeDG00

        Triple amen

    • sortvind

      Dis is truth

      • JohnS9

        so damn true

    • vic_viper_001

      Quadruple amen, the madness must end.

  • xepiczx

    Meh

  • Vincexn

    Reminds me of Battleheart.

    • Benegesserit

      Battleheart + FB social elements

  • Mirkwood

    First thing I thought of was battle heart.

    Nonetheless, this game has my interest.

  • Eegah

    new game yada yada yada whatever where the hell can i get a dancing anchovy

  • JCat_NY

    Infinity Amen! Facebook already has a ton of games for the self absorbed, narcissus who's  activities we don't give a rat's ass about. 

  • REkzkaRZ

    Finally finished BattleHeart. I waited bc I loved the gameplay & chardev so much.

    The control & 'on screen' action may look like BattleHeart, but the game looks like a kids game. Not for me, but whatever.

    Who is a game like this for? What demographic?!?

    I'd love to see more BattleHeart quality games! I played a few clones, but none have been as well animated, had good upgrades & powers & gear, and a variety of challenging opponents & bosses.
    BattleHeart is a high standard.

    Not sure this game will match that!

  • Yusu Pak

    Great game :D