Templar BattleforceTrese Brothers Games has a long history on mobile, developing both fantasy and sci-fi themed games. It also has a tradition of delivering very ambitious games that traded depth for consistency. Heroes of Steel RPG and Star Traders 4X had very interesting ideas, but the execution fell short to the disappointment of those who really liked the ideas behind the games. From the looks of it, though, the company's upcoming Templar Battleforce seems to have hit the mark and might be the game that matches ambition with execution. Templar Battleforce is the fourth game set in the Star Traders world, and it features turn-based tactical warfare across more than 40 scenarios.

You'll have a squad of specialist Templars each with his or her own skills and weapons, which should let you create your Templar team the way you want it. You can even customize their appearance, armor design, talents, and equipment, a feature I always enjoy because it gets me more invested in the fate of my fictional soldiers.

Templar Battleforce plays out in a variety of levels ranging from narrow corridors to open warfare, which I'm glad to hear because battling in corridor after corridor gets tactically boring very quickly. The game has a branching sci-fi story with multiple endings and promises plenty of replayablity. Trese Brothers has redesigned the interface for mobile, so it should play well when it hits our devices. I haven't played the game yet, but the reviews on Steam are very promising, with many reviewers calling this the best Trese Brothers. At the moment of writing, the game has 99% positive reviews, not bad at all. The game's coming out October 27th, and it will be a premium game with no IAPs. It will cost $6.99 for the first two weeks and then it will go up to $9.99.

  • spader623

    A high price that goes up after a little bit? BLASPHEMY. RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE. Seriously though I'll definitely look into it.

    • Cory Trese

      We are putting the game on a launch sale for the first two weeks off, as a way of saying thank you to our fans.

      • Dethedrus

        SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!

      • Marvin

        I do think spader was being sarcastic of the pricing. It's fair for early adopters.

      • Cory Trese

        Just like on Steam we're going to keep the pricing simple. No paid DLC, no IAP. Buy it, play it as much as you want, forever.

        Thank you for your feedback!

  • Far_Out

    FINALLY OUT! I really like these guys. Heroes of Steel has a homemade charm and is a fav crawler of mine. I'm in awe that two brothers make these. You can tell they are really into it.

  • Forrest Stevens

    Nice, so tasty! Thanks for bringing it to mobile and at a super fair price for what looks like a lot of fun. I'll be looking forward to it!

  • stubbieoz

    I have the pc version and it's great.
    I am also going to buy this version for my iPad.
    The only disappointing fact though is that you will be unable to share save files between pc and iOS.

    • Cory Trese

      That is a very common request, and we won't ignore it. Sharing saved games across devices would be an awesome feature and I will be working on bringing it to life. Thanks a lot for buying the game on Steam!

  • Mataeus

    Heroes of Steel fell short? In who's opinion? It has hundreds of hours of playtime, with all kinds of party and skill permutations...

    "I haven't played the game yet, but the reviews on Steam look very promising"... So your preview references other people's review scores? What a pointlessly amateur article this is...

    • Tasos Lazarides

      Well, clicking on the Heroes of Steel link will take you to a review where you can see how the game was fun but had its issues. And you do realize this isn't a preview article but rather just a "the game is coming out soon" article, right? Which might explain why I haven't played it yet.

      • ScotDamn

        I appreciate the article and feel you did a good job. Don't listen to the trolls!

  • luckystrikeguy

    iPhone and iPad right ?

    • Cory Trese

      iPhone and iPad, yes. We'll support every device we can!

  • ScotDamn

    I can't hardly wait for this one!!!! I was I could go back to the future and play it....

  • ScotDamn

    Do yourself a favor and skip the Steam reviews. They'll just make you wish it was out now!

  • supaman900s

    Think you meant to say

    "features turn-based tactical warfare across more than 40 scenario"

  • KBPrinceO

    FREAKIN AWESOME, TRESE BROTHERS!

    • Cory Trese

      You are too kind. I hope that you have a chance to check it out on your platform of choice!

  • Cory Trese

    Game is now available on iTunes for $6.99 ... hope you love it! :fingers crossed: =)