Category Archives: Upcoming Games

EightyEight Games Reveals Trailer for 'Photographs', Coming Next Year

We've blasted through dungeons in 10000000 [$2.99], tried our hand as a shipwright in You Must Build a Boat [$2.99], and taunted other players in Smarter Than You [Free], but next year we'll be digging through puzzles in Photographs, the next title from EightyEight Games. Photographs is a mysterious puzzle game with stories spread across five different times and locations. Each story features its own puzzle-packed gameplay. Check out the trailer:..

Promising Team-Based Shooter 'Hero Hunters' Coming in 2018

Shooters on mobile can be hit or miss sometimes given the platform's limitations, especially when developers decide to go with first-person. Hero Hunters, by Hothead Games, is hoping to deliver a fun team-based shooter by focusing on third-person, cover-based action and adding some MOBA elements. Specifically, the game will come with 40 heroes, each with their own skills, of course, and you'll be able to switch between heroes at any point during the fight. With an extensive campaign mission, Hero Hunters should give those who enjoy single-player games plenty to enjoy (although not sure whether internet connection will be required)...




Arcade Boxing Game 'Prizefighters' is Launching Tomorrow, Official Trailer Released

Just about a month ago, developer Koality Games revealed their upcoming boxing game Prizefighters, which looked to take the simple and arcadey mechanics of Nintendo's classic Punch Out! series and marry them with a meatier experience in terms of character and career progression. Based on the many animated .gifs and info available in the game's forum thread, it looked like Koality was on track for something quite special with Prizefighters. Well, today we have learned that the game is finished and shipped off to Apple for approval, and if all goes accordingly we'll all be able to play Prizefighters when it officially launches tomorrow, December 14th. Koality has also released a proper game trailer for Prizefighters, check it out...

Play Russian Roulette With Friends for Money in 'Blind Luck'

Sometimes silly ideas can make for fun games if you add some kind of competitive element into the mix, and Blind Luck, the upcoming game recently posted in our forums, is doing just that. Blind Luck simulates the worst game you could ever play with a friend, Russian Roulette, and does it for in-game money. Specifically, you can challenge a friend or a random opponent into a game of Russian Roulette that has no cheats, power-ups, or anything that would dilute the experience. All you do is spin that barrel and try to survive longer than your friend. If you fail to do so, well, you face one of the many types of death, which the game's cute art makes even more entertaining...

For many years, you could set your watch to the output of Tin Man Games on the App Store. Their mission was to deliver gamebooks in the classic style, in the form of both real classics like the Fighting Fantasy books and entirely new works done in a similar style like the Gamebook Adventures series. In the last couple of years, the developer has tried their hand at experimentation, resulting in the lush board game-style adaptation of Warlock of Firetop Mountain [$4.99], the highly-entertaining Miss Fisher [Free] visual adventure, and the subscription-based branching story host Choices That Matter [Free]. Well, it's all come back around again, as their newest project is none other than Fighting Fantasy Classics...

Ethereum-based Blockchain Game 'CryptoKitties' is Coming to Mobile

If you've been even remotely exposed to financial news in the last couple months, you've no doubt heard about cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin is the biggest, but there's also Litecoin and Ethereum in the spotlight (along with countless other altcoins). They're all exploding in value right now, and if you feel like getting on this completely ridiculous rollercoaster, the best way to do it is by signing up on Coinbase as their interface is a lot like just using an online bank. However, once you actually have some cryptocurrency, what do you do with it? For a lot of people, the answer is to hold it and watch it (rapidly) appreciate. For others, it's try to actually use your cryptocurrency as a currency, and one of the most hilariously absurd ways to do that right now is by getting involved in the browser-based game which is headed to mobile, CryptoKitties...

Jam City and Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment have just announced a new official Harry Potter mobile game. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will see a release next year and it will be published under Portkey Games. This is a new label under Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment for gaming media related to the Harry Potter franchise. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will let you create your own avatar and experience life as a student at Hogwarts. Hogwarts Mystery will be a story driven RPG letting you partake in the usual fare for a Hogwarts student with magic classes and more. ..

'Rusty Lake Paradise' Will Finally Release on January 11th

Rusty Lake finally announced the release date for the upcoming and highly anticipated Rusty Lake Paradise. While initially aimed to release around Christmas, Rusty Lake Paradise will now release on January 11th for iOS and Android. The reason for the later release date is that the development took longer than they anticipated. This is an adventure with a larger narrative and new characters. Rusty Lake Paradise will be bigger and better going by the teaser you can watch below:..

Square Enix Is Finally Bringing ‘Life Is Strange’ to the App Store on December 14th

Life Is Strange [$2.99] from Dontnot Entertainment and Square Enix is finally releasing on iOS. It was originally released beginning January 2015 on consoles and PC as an episodic release. At the time I was surprised to see it only launch on those platforms given Telltale’s success on iOS and Android. Life Is Strange has you playing as Max Caulfield in Arcadia Bay. This is a third person adventure game where choices actually matter and Max discovers that she has the ability to rewind time. It is a 5 episode series and the first episode releases on iOS on December 14th. Watch the original trailer below:..

Drool's Rhythm Game 'Thumper' Heading to iOS January 24th as 'Thumper: Pocket Edition'

In October of last year, developer Drool released a frantic rhythm game called Thumper onto desktop and PlayStation 4 with virtual reality support through Oculus and PlayStation VR. It was incredibly well-received, to put it mildly. Since then, the game made its way to the Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch and, thanks to Apple's new pre-order system which just went live earlier today, it has been outed as coming to the iOS platform too. Called Thumper: Pocket Edition, the video and screens from the App Store preview page show the game being played in portrait orientation, and I can't help but think that this is going to be an utterly perfect one-handed portrait game...

'The Lords of the Rings Living Card Game' Is Going Digital, Mobile Version Possible - See It Live Tomorrow

The card game genre is among the most populated on the App Store, but most of those card games don’t resemble Fantasy Flight Games' The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, the story-based single-player or cooperative living card game that works in ways very different from those of games like Hearthstone or Magic the Gathering. So, I was very happy to hear that Asmodee Digital is developing a digital version called The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game and that it might end up on mobile after it hits the PC. Why is that good news for someone who enjoys card games? The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game isn't about buying packs by the dozen hoping to build a good enough deck to take on other players; instead, in this game you choose a set of three heroes, build your thirty-card deck, and take on the evil legions of Sauron instead of other players. Along the way, you get new cards that allow you to enhance your tactics...

'INSIDE' and 'Gorogoa' are Now Available to ... Pre-Order? [Update: Available to All Devs, 'Bridge Constructor Portal' Also Available]

While drinking from the fire hose of new releases that is the raw iTunes RSS feeds today we stumbled across something peculiar: Playdead's Inside and Annapurna's Gorogoa are both showing up as a new listings on the App Store, but you can't download them just yet. Instead, you can pre-order both games. Inside is free with IAP (presumably some sort of unlock) while Gorogoa is $4.99. Here's what the "pre-order" process looks like:..

'Mad Skills BMX 2' Soft-Launches in Select App Store Regions

Developer Turborilla first popped onto our radars in the mobile gaming world way back in January of 2011 when they released their popular desktop racer Mad Skills Motocross on iOS. I enjoyed the game very much back then for its nuanced physics system that allowed for highly competitive speedrunning. In August of the following year, they released their bike-focused spinoff Mad Skills BMX which retained the same great physics system and competitive elements but with more mobile-conducive gesture controls. Then in early 2014 they went back to their motocross roots with a proper sequel, Mad Skills Motocross 2, which continued the trend of taking everything great about the previous game and amping it up some more. Mad Skills Motocross 2 has lived a long, happy life since its release, retaining a passionate and highly competitive fanbase. That said, Turborilla is finally ready to move the needle once again and back in June they announced that Mad Skills BMX 2 was in the works. Here's the official trailer...

'Tako Bubble' is a Great Looking Turn-Based Puzzle Platformer Coming in January

Taiwanese developer Noice2D, which is really just two people, have announced their new upcoming mobile game called Tako Bubble, and it's looking really neat. Tako Bubble is a turn-based puzzle platformer that has you guiding an adorable octopus around numerous hazards and enemies in order to pop 3 special glittering bubbles and move on to the next level. There are 10 different types of enemies in the game each with different movement and attack patterns, so you'll need to become familiar with them and keep that in mind while making each move otherwise you might find yourself cornered and becoming somebody's next order of calamari. Check out the trailer for Tako Bubble...

'Climby Hammer' Puts a Multiplayer Spin on the 'Getting Over It' Formula

Getting Over It [$4.99] (and Sexy Hiking before it) are making climbing with a hammer sexy and popular, so I was expecting to see more games in that genre. It didn't take long as Naquatic announced on our forums today that it's developing Climby Hammer, a take on the climbing formula that will remind you a lot (and I do mean a lot) of Getting Over It but does add some extra ideas. The first difference is the ability to build and share courses, which opens up the game to all kinds of crazy design ideas. The game also lets you customize your character's face, which will probably lead to a few monstrosities...

Help a 7-Year Old Boy Shape the World Through a Social Network in 'Friends of the Prince' from the Developer of 'Nano Empire'

James Senter, creator of the A Dark Room [$1.99]-inspired text-based incremental game Nano Empire [$0.99] which became hugely popular in the accessible games community for its VoiceOver support for the visually impaired, has announced his next game and I'm loving the premise to death. It's called Friends of the Prince, and it takes place in a twisted future where robots are just about to take over the world. But before the Robot Queen can enslave all of humanity, an unlikely hero "deceived her with cuteness and smashed her face" thus making him the leader of the world with absolute power. That hero is a 7-year old boy known as the Prince. Now he's ready to reshape humanity by way of his very own social network known as Friends of the Prince...

''PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Reveals Miramar Desert Map at Game Awards

I don't know about you, but I can't wait to get my hands on the mobile version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. The game is pure fun and terror (hiding in a bathroom has never been more nerve-wracking), but it also currently comes with only one map, and as large at that map is, it's starting to get stale. Fortunately, a new map is coming to the game, and it was properly shown off last night during the Game Awards. The new map is desert themed and is called Miramar. While the idea of a desert map usually connotes images of brown monotony, Miramar is actually quite varied, with all kinds of landscape features that will make for some great firefights and even crueler deaths...

'Ace Attorney INVESTIGATIONS' Is Now Available on the App Store

Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth [Free] is one of the few Ace Attorney games that hadn’t hit iOS and Android. Over the last few years, Capcom has been porting everything Ace Attorney to mobile platforms and we couldn’t be happier. They recently released Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice which is the sixth mainline entry. Read our review of it here. While there are obviously some releases like The Great Ace Attorney that will likely not be released in English, INVESTIGATIONS has a DS English release and it is now available on the App Store. Watch the Japanese trailer below:..

Forget BEING the Hero, 'The Quest Giver' Will Have You Telling the Heroes What to Do

I love when games take a well-established genre and then focus on an area outside the norm. In the case of RPGs, you're almost always the protagonist setting out to save the world or whatever, often by completing quests given to you through other people in the game. But who comes up with those quests? Well just as its name implies, in The Quest Giver it's you! This is the latest game that's in the works from Rest.less Games, and it's a simulation experience that takes place in an RPG world where you'll run a Guild and create quests for heroes to set out and complete. The basic gist of The Quest Giver is pretty clear in this clever rhyming trailer...

Studio Rouleau's Narrative-Driven Avoidance Game 'Mind Construct' Will Release in January

Studio Rouleau's first App Store release was just a few months ago with Force Escape [Free], a stylish game with minimalist graphics and moody tunes where your job was to swat away all manner of debris as you cleared a path for a shuttle that was rocketing upwards towards escape. It was a clever game that made great use of the touchscreen for controls, and now they've announced their sophomore effort Mind Construct which looks to utilize many of the same elements that made Force Escape so cool. Minimalist graphics, catchy music, and a gameplay mechanic that's perfect for touch are all on display in Mind Construct. Here you'll drag your finger around the screen collecting memories while avoiding hazards, and then deliver those memories to the mind in the center of the screen. ..

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