Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'kubrain' is a Unique Gravity-Based Matching Game from 'hocus.' Developer Gamebra.in, Coming August 10th

Developer Gamebra.in has released a number of unique, minimalist puzzle games on mobile such as the ultra popular hocus. [$0.99], its follow-up pocus. [$1.99], and voi [$0.99]. Their latest game follows those same principles of interesting mechanics and clean aesthetics and is actually the result of the 2017 Stugan accelerator program. It's called kubrain and it is a matching game at heart but with the very unique twist of having the playfield be a three dimensional cube. Colored blocks roll into the cubes from the sides and you can swipe to change the direction of the cube which is crucial for changing the location of the blocks inside so that you can make matches with the incoming blocks. Gravity is also in play as the blocks will always fall towards the bottom of the cube after you change its position. It's tricky to explain but easy to understand when you watch the trailer...

'Disc Golf To Go' Releasing Next Tuesday, August 1st for $3.99

Earlier this month our own Tasos spotted a cool looking disc golfing game from Thinking Impaired Studios, or TI Studios for short, called Disc Golf To Go. The basic idea of disc golf was alive and well in the game, with your overall goal being to get the disc into the basket at each hole in as few tosses as possible. The wrinkle was that there's an additional goal of collecting stars which will often require you to go off the beaten path of each hole. There are 20 different discs in the game and each one flies a bit differently. As the developer puts it, "You’ll definitely need them all if you hope to get through some of the game’s tougher levels." Here's the trailer for Disc Golf To Go so you can see it in action...




Mi-Clos' 'Sigma Theory' Looks Good in Latest Screenshots, Will Be Playable at Gamescom

It's been a while since we've talked about Mi-Clos Studios' Sigma Theory, the studio's first big release since this very successful Out There [$3.99]. Today, we got to see a few more screenshots from the game, and they only made me want the game to come out even sooner. If you haven't read our earlier story on Sigma Theory, the game has you running a covert organization as you try to take advantage of some new technological advances before other countries beat you to it. You lead your nation's Sigma Division, and you race to beat the other countries in a manner that will remind you of the race for the atomic bomb...

'Middle-Earth: Shadow of War' Is a Real-Time RPG Coming this Fall

Tolkien fans, assemble because there's a Lord of the Rings game coming to mobile soon. Warner Bros announced today that it's bringing Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, a free-to-play real-time RPG, to mobile this fall. The game will follow the adventures of Talion (the hero of Shadow of Mordor PC game) through Mordor, and will feature all kinds of familiar characters from both the last PC game and, of course, The Lord of the Rings. Expect to see Celebrimbor, Eltariel, Gimli, Boromir (who will surely die), and more. As you can see from the trailer, it should be quite fun to play, and it will definitely be a treat for fans of Tolkien...

Old School Platformer 'Sheep Frenzy 2: Arcade Rescuer' Set to Flock to the App Store on August 10th

The first Sheep Frenzy! [Free] was a nice little arcade platformer that you may have missed when it released in April 2015. Sporting a colorful retro graphical design, and some classic gameplay that was essentially a modernised take on the ancient Game & Watch game Fire, Sheep Frenzy! made up for its relative scarcity in content for its abundant charm and humor. While it felt like the game kind of went under the radar somewhat, a sequel has today been announced to let its cast of fluffy mammals, and the heroic protagonist floating bar that saves the sheep from plummeting to their death, return to the touch screen with a vengeance. Sheep Frenzy 2: Arcade Rescuer features the same gameplay from its prequel but with even more content and a fresh new lick of paint, and ewe won't want to miss it when it releases on August 10th...

'Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times' First Trailer Looks Really Good

I spent many hours with the original Warhammer Quest [$2.99] when it came out a few years back, so I was very excited when I heard that Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times is coming this fall. Today, we got to see the first trailer for the game, and it definitely looks good. Warhammer Quest 2, just like the original, is a turn-based strategy dungeon crawler with great visuals. If you go and read our very long forum thread on the upcoming game, you'll see that the sequel improves upon the original in many ways. There are all kinds of improvements, like more animations that should bring more variety to the use of weapons, the addition of fog to dungeons, and much more...

'Nitro Chimp Grand Prix' Launching August 10th

Nitro Chimp Grand Prix, the sequel to Nitro Chimp, is getting ready to launch on the App Store August 10th. This arcade racer reminds me a bit of Joe Danger [$1.99] but from a different angle, and that's definitely a good thing because I really like Joe Danger. As you can see in the trailer below, the game will offer plenty of silly stunts and fun boosters, a variety of gameplay modes, your usual customization options, and both online multiplayer and offline modes. In other words, plenty of content...

'GALAK-Z: Variant Mobile' Has Soft Launched in the Philippines

GALAK-Z: Variant Mobile is the successor to GALAK-Z: The Dimensional, and it's been in development for some time. Today, the game has soft launched in the Philippines, so you can go and check it out if you have an account there. The game has you controlling a spaceship or a Mech (and who doesn't like Mechs) while flying around in space blowing up all kinds of enemies—including space pirates and giant bugs. The game includes a story campaign but also a cool mode called Droid Battle League where you get to fight against player-created squads. That should be quite fun...

Stylish Twitch Platformer 'Standby' Makes Its Way from Steam to Mobile August 9th

People that know me know that I'm all about platforming games. From slower-paced exploratory adventure platformers to face-meltingly difficult twitch platformers and everything in between. Today we've gotten word that that latter form of platformer is heading to mobile next month in the form of Standby from HypeTrain Digital. Standby released on Steam back in January and seems to have garnered a positive reception. It most definitely does not look like a platformer for the faint of heart as you can see from the launch trailer for the desktop version of Standby...

Extreme Side-Scrolling Combat Racer 'Road Warriors' Releasing August 3rd

A couple of weeks ago, developer Lucky Kat released their first developer video blog, which they're dubbing an indielog, that showcased the process of coming up with a smart one-handed control scheme for their upcoming beat 'em up Beat Street. Well as you may know that's not the only project on Lucky Kat's plate, as they've been working in collaboration with developer TurtleBlaze to bring their side-scrolling combat racer Road Warriors over to iOS as too. And that time is finally just about upon us as today Lucky Kat has released their second indielog which includes some behind the scenes looks at Road Warriors as well as news that the game is set to launch next week on August 3rd. Check it out!..

SDCC 2017 - 'The Walking Dead: March to War' Is Coming Along Nicely

This past weekend I was at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 (which was both great and so tiring), and I got to check out Disruptor Beam's upcoming The Walking Dead: March to War. Kristen Halloran, Producer at Disruptor Beam, and Mike Leoncavallo, Senior Game Designer of March to War, talked to me about their plans for the game and showed off various parts of the game. First of all, I have to say that the game has one of the most gorgeous maps I've seen on games of this genre. As you can see from the trailer below, the developers went with a map that fits perfectly with the comic book art and should make playing the game more visually rewarding...

'Shadow Fight 3' Gets an Official Global Release Date of November 16th

Shadow Fight 3, the sequel to Nekki's mega-hit fighting game Shadow Fight 2 [Free], has been in the works for quite some time, from it first being announced in the spring of last year to most recently it soft-launching a little over a week ago signaling that it was likely close to being finished and released. Well, that turned out to be pretty true as today Nekki officially announced via the new teaser trailer below that Shadow Fight 3 is set for a global release on both iOS and Android this coming November 16th. In case you haven't been following along, Shadow Fight 3 expands upon the highly customizable RPG progression system of its predecessor while also taking the series into full 3D visuals for the first time. It really is an absolutely gorgeous game in motion, and just below the release date teaser is the most recent gameplay trailer for Shadow Fight 3 so you can see it in action...

A Launch Trailer for 'Miracle Merchant' Has Been Revealed, Ahead of Its Release on August 3rd

If you had to ask me who my favorite mobile developer of the past few years was, I'm sure that Tinytouchtales would feature towards the very top of the list. Both Card Crawl [$2.99] and Card Thief [$1.99] were brilliant, and managed to take something that I'd describe as mundane as card game elements and turn it into exciting role-playing games. Miracle Merchant, their next upcoming project, looks to be no exception. Featuring an eccentric premise combining card-based ingredients to make potions for an eclectic crowd of customers, Miracle Merchant is an amusing take on the successful formula from Tinytouchtales's previous releases, and is set to launch on the App Store on August 3rd...

'Coco Crab' Is an Upcoming Crustacean-Powered Spin on 'Pang'

Whether you call it Pang or Buster Brothers, chances are you've been digging all the Pang-likes on the App Store recently. Pang Adventures [$3.99] and The Bug Butcher [$3.99] are probably the two best one, but the upcoming Coco Crab is a cute spin on the Pang formula of splitting things and busting them, but this time around it's crabs splitting their ultimate enemy: fruit(?)...

Clever Device-Rotation Puzzler 'Steam Panic' Arrives this Week After 7 Year Development

We're always talking about how game development is a tricky business where no matter how well you plan ahead things can still not go how you hope they do. Delays are practically par for the course, and often a game's development can spiral out of control to the point the game never even sees the light of day. Sometimes, though, a development hits a series of seemingly insurmountable bumps and somehow still manages to find its way to the finish line. Steam Panic is a puzzler that's been in development for 7 years, which equates to several hundred lifetimes in the world of mobile. Despite a number of life-altering setbacks, developer NOD Group finally did finish their device-rotation-controlled puzzler and it's set to release this week. This trailer is close to two years old, but should still give you a good idea of what's in store for Steam Panic...

'Time Crash' Is Like 'Mirror's Edge' For Mobile, Coming July 27th

First person parkour games can be very tricky to pull off because of how fast everything moves around you, but the upcoming Time Crash hopes that it will pull it of well and give us a fun, fast-paced game. Judging from the trailer, it just might. The developers see Time Crash as Mirror's Edge for mobile, and it combines fast-paced parkour and time-bending abilities. The game brings 15 levels of story mode with cutscenes—where you race to save a city from dangerous experiments—along with an endless mode and daily levels. And it has a fun EDM soundtrack with artists such as Rob Gasser, Deaf Kev, and SKYLINK...

Survival Game 'Neo Scavenger' Releasing as Soon as Saturday

If you're looking for a deep turn-based survival game to play on your devices, you are in luck because it looks like the really fun Neo Scavenger might be coming to mobile as soon as this Saturday. The game's developer said that he's getting ready to launch the mobile version and is currently working on marketing materials. The game is already in review, and he's hoping no major issues will pop up. If all goes as planned and the game makes it through the review process without any issues, the game will release this Saturday...

'Strike Team Hydra' Is a Futuristic Strategy Game From the Creators of 'Demon's Rise', Launching Mid-August

Ever since the TouchArcade Discord Server really took off at the start of this year, it's been fantastic to see how many developers have signed up and actively participated with our community of iOS gaming fanatics. Wave Light Games have been one of the more active users on our Discord, and as the developer has a lot of exciting projects on the horizon, seeing their upcoming games take shape after a lot of input and advice from our members has been really heartwarming, and has underlined the strength of the community we're lucky enough to have at TouchArcade. Strike Team Hydra is the next game from Wave Light Games, and while the title has a more futuristic setting than the brilliant Demon's Rise [$7.99] series, the same immersive strategic action from the beloved iOS franchise is back with a vengeance, with a number of new additions. Considering XCOM's imminent demise at the hands of the 32-bit Appocalypse, Strike Team Hydra looks to perfectly fill the void, and should be an essential download for strategy fanatics when it releases in mid-August...

I hadn't heard of developer OPNeon until SumiKen [$1.99], their latest release, appeared on my radar. An auto-runner with a beautiful sumi-e Japanese ink graphical design, SumiKen was an endearing App Store release from a developer that made games as a part-time hobby. As a result, the next question was what OPNeon would put their talents towards next, and it seems today we have an answer. Enter Macho Cat - as the developer has brilliantly described on our forum thread, OPNeon's upcoming iOS release is 'a silly little game where you scrub the macho cat with random objects found in trash and junkyard to please him'. Anyone who understands my love of cats and anything weirdly eccentric will know Macho Cat sounds right down my alley, and I can't wait to harass my kitten with random objects when the game releases in December...

'Monomals' Is a Graphically Stunning Music Game From the Creators of 'Heroki', Launching Next Year

I've been a staunch advocate of the old adage 'don't judge a book by its cover' for a long time, and I've found that those horribly clichéd words of advice have been faithful for the vast majority of video games I've played. However, does that stop me getting ridiculously excited over a mere teaser trailer for the upcoming Monomals? The answer is an emphatic 'no chance - give me the game now!'. From developers Picomy, who were responsible for Heroki [$4.99] and played a part in the upcoming Sonic Mania console release, Monomals is touted as a music game with some eccentric fishing elements, which sounds like a definitively killer combo. With a vibrant, colourful and downright stunning graphical design in the teasers Picomy have shared, Monomals looks to be one of the most exciting upcoming iOS releases, and has left me counting off the days until it launches sometime in 2018...

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