Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Warhammer Quest 2' Has New Screens, and a Demo at Warhammer Fest This Weekend

Perchang, the studio that made Perchang [$1.99] and was founded in part by Rodeo Games' Ben Murch, is hard at work on a sequel to Warhammer Quest [$2.99], called Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times. And they have two bits of cool news to share. First, they have some new screens to share. Want to see an underground river of blood, and a Beastman sacrificial chamber? You can now!..

'Missile Cards' Beta Now Open For Signups

Nathan Meuneier's Missile Cards for iOS is coming along well, and it is time for beta testing to open up. Starting today and running through May 30th, you can sign up through this web form in order to sign up for the beta. You can provide a different email than your contact email – though with Testflights, the email you receive the invite at can be different from your iTunes store email, so you can receive notification updates at the email you actually use...




'Age of Rivals' Is a Fast-Paced Card Game Inspired by '7 Wonders' and 'Hearthstone'

If you are a CCG person and also like games like Civilization, pay attention because you're going to like Age of Rivals. This upcoming game takes inspiration from the famous board game 7 Wonders as well as the card games Dominion and Hearthstone and has you building a huge civilization with well-balanced economy, military, culture, and defense in 10 minutes or less. You only have minimal control over your deck before the match, which according to the developers encourages more variety between matches. And while there's plenty of strategy, the game is a bit more casual than your usual hardcore CCG game...

'Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition' Heading to iOS this Summer

Many moons ago (March of 2010 to be exact) Capcom released a mobile version of their then still sort of new-ish console and PC fighter Street Fighter IV, which resurrected the mostly dormant franchise for the first proper new entry in the series since 1997's Street Fighter III. It also brought the game's visuals into 3D while retaining the classic 2D fighting mechanics, and for the mobile iteration of Street Fighter IV [$4.99] they used the same models as the full game but pre-rendered them and animated them like sprites. It was sort of a strange technique but still looked quite cool, and Street Fighter IV on mobile was a huge success, even at its original price of $9.99. ..

'GRID Autosport' Has Been Delayed to Autumn for iOS, With an Android Version Launching Later This Year

The App Store port of Codemaster's premium console racer GRID Autosport has been one of the most eagerly anticipated titles on our Upcoming Games forum, and rightfully so. With the promise of the 'complete experience' of the 2014 iteration of the TOCA series, the forum thread for GRID Autosport has almost reached one hundred posts in a matter of months, and has garnered over 30,000 views from eager gamers wanting to get behind the wheel in the next big-budget racing release. However, the initial Spring release date came and went, and many have been asking when the game would finally be available on iOS, let alone whether it would launch at all on the Google Play store. Today, Feral Interactive have brought some clarification to the issue of the game's release date - as many had expected, GRID Autosport has been delayed to Autumn so more work can be done on the UI and performance. However, the developers have also confirmed that the racing title will also be making its way to 'select Android devices' later this year...

'Cubie Adventure' Brings One-Touch Platforming Mayhem to the App Store, Releasing Worldwide on June 1st

As of late, the one-touch platformer has been particularly appealing for the cramped commute on the tube, as being able to play a game with a one-handed tap is extremely convenient irrespective of where I happen to be trying to kill time. DROP NOT! [Free] has been a particular highlight, however Cubie Adventure caught my eye when UNIT5 announced their latest title last month. As well as the typical cast of cute and colorful creatures that are obligatory in games with a similar voxel art style, Cubie Adventure impresses through its emphasis on immersion, with frenetic fast-paced action as your protagonist jumps to avoid dangerous obstacles and potentially fatal pits. After a brief soft launch and numerous delays later, Cubie Adventure finally has a fixed release date, and will hop, skip and jump onto the App Store on June 1st...

'Astro Crash' Is a Silly Smash-Em-Up in Space From Ex-Halfbrick Developers, Launching June 1st

My favorite part of the App Store is seeing some of the more ridiculous and absurd ideas from smaller developers come to fruition, and as soon as I saw the trailer from Astro Crash I was overwhelmed with an abundance of questions as to what I was actually looking at in the video. Seeing a giant kitty-shaped spaceship, dubbed the 'Lightning Cat', flying around the screen and crashing into other opposing vessels in a colorful, extraterrestrial environment may appear to be absurd, but in reality looks like a lot of fun and a strong App Store debut for ex-Halfbrick developers Affable Games. Astro Crash is set to launch for free on June 1st, however you can sign up for the beta test on our forums if you simply can't wait to cause comical chaos on your iPhone...

Soft-Launched 'Warzone: Clash of Generals' Hopes to Channel 'Command & Conquer' and 'Clash Royale'

Warzone: Clash of Generals is an upcoming game that's hoping to gives us a blend of Clash Royale and Command & Conquer, at least according to the developers. Judging from the trailer, the game looks to be adopting the Clash Royale-style gameplay, with each player spawning troops on their side of the map and trying to destroy the other player's bases. It's hard to know the gameplay details from the information we have so far, but it does look like most units are spawned from the edge of the map or from specific buildings rather than spawned anywhere in your own half of the map like Clash Royale...

A New Gameplay Trailer for 'Cat Quest' Reveals Rampaging Dragons and Awesome Open-World Exploration

It's been incredibly interesting watching Cat Quest evolve on our forums ever since it was first announced back in June of last year. Over the past eleven months, ex-Koei Tecmo developers The Gentlebros have repeatedly impressed with their interaction with members of the iOS gaming community, as well as the level of ambition and polish that has turned Cat Quest from a mobile and PC exclusive to a multiplatform release that will launch on both the PS4 and the Nintendo Switch. In anticipation of its Summer 2017 release date, the developers have released a new gameplay walkthrough trailer which gives a glimpse of the combat, customisation and world exploring action that you and your kitty can embark on when the title eventually launches on the App Store...

Survival RPG 'Dead Age' Coming to iOS and Android June 8th

With the end of the world probably upon us, we should all be training for the upcoming apocalypse if we are to survive longer than your average bear. Dead Age, a survival RPG originally created for PC and soon to join the mobile shores, will have you playing as one of the few survivors of a zombie apocalypse, so consider it as a practice run. The game has you teaming with other survivors as you try to make it through the day. In the process, you'll have to go out on dangerous scavenging runs to gather important resources and, of course, recruit other survivors. You'll also craft equipment, defend your camp, and make various decisions that will influence the outcome of the game's story...

'Cobi Darts' Will Save You From The Scourge of Drunken Darting

Whoever thought it would be a great idea to combine plenty of alcohol with a game that's all about throwing incredibly pointy darts across a room should be congratulated for trying to help with the planet's overpopulation. Still, playing darts is quite fun, with or without alcohol, and the upcoming Cobi Darts looks like a fun, simple take on the famous sport. As you can see from the video below, the gameplay looks well-done, although it will all depend on whether you can consistently hit your target if you master the technique...

'Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast' Releases May 30th

Gambitious Digital Entertainment and Vile Monarch are set to release their sequel to the hit Oh...Sir! The Insult Simulator [$1.99] next week. Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast releases for mobile and desktop on Wednesday, May 31st. The core idea of the game is the same, but the big new change is the Hollywood parody theme, with a ton of thinly-veiled, legally-distinct parody Hollywood referential characters to play as. Like, a dude who looks like Deadpool with Thor's hammer Mjolnir and Captain America's shield? You're crossing the Marvel streams, Vile Monarch, you madmen!..

Sega's Classic Beat 'em Up 'Comix Zone' Comes to Mobile, but Just in the Philippines

For those of you who have been around the mobile gaming scene since the early days, you may remember that some of Sega's earliest mobile efforts were quick and dirty ports of some of the classics from their Genesis/Mega Drive era. While the games themselves were quite good–including hits like Gunstar Heroes, Shinobi III, Sonic 1 & 2, Shining Force, Golden Axe, and Street of Rage–the mobile ports were about as crappy as could be. They all were the basic ROM that ran inside the same emulator shell with virtual buttons just sort of slapped on there, and some enterprising gamers even discovered that you could swap out the ROMs so that you could play Genesis games that weren't even officially released on iOS. Ah, the good old days...

Tasty Rook is working on a intriguing game called Triple Agent for mobile. The game, which takes place on one phone that you pass around, is designed for 5 to 9 players, with players either working for the Agency, or as a double agent for V.I.R.U.S. Players get information and events that pop up as their turn comes up. At the end of each round, players vote for who to imprison. The Agency wins if a double agent is imprisoned, but V.I.R.U.S. wins if they can survive the votes, and reach the win condition, which can change over time!..

'Crashbots' is an Action Runner That Needs Beta Testers

Neon Chimp, last seen making Super Hyper Ball [Free] for iOS, has a new game in teh works, and they need beta testers to help bring it to fruition. Crashbots mixes a few things up with the endless runner genre. First off, the game takes place from an isometric perspective. Second, the game is strongly based around shooting enemies and obstacles, with boss fights. This has the look of an action game as much as it is a runner. Third, you'll have both levels to play through as well as an endless mode to try out...

Retro-Inspired Shoot-Em-Up 'Enceladus' Is the Next Game From the Developers of 'Guns of Mercy'

Despite only releasing action shooter Guns of Mercy [Free] back in March of this year, developers Storybird are not ones to rest on their laurels after an impressive four star review earlier this month, and are already looking to the future. Guns of Mercy support through impending content updates is slated to remain, with a major addition on the cards in the very near future, poised to add a brand new game mode and numerous other features to this already value-packed colorful arcade release. However, Storybird have suggested on our forums that after this next update, they will begin to work on a new project alongside Guns of Mercy, in the form of an upcoming PC and iOS shoot-em-up project titled Enceladus. ..

Final 'Albion Online' Update Prior to PC Launch Improves the Outlands Territories

We've been keeping a pretty close eye on Albion Online, the cross-platform sandbox MMORPG that promises to bring to mobile a very complex and deep game. If you haven't heard of the game before, Albion Online will bring a PvE and PvP medieval fantasy world with a player-driven economy—where all equipment items are player-crafted—along with a unique classless system and much more. The game is scheduled to release on PC in July, and today the developers announced the last big update prior to release, and it's an important one indeed. The update will improve the Outlands, the lawless territories of the Albion world. The developers weren't happy with the way harbors and cities in the Outlands fulfilled their role of being a home for guilds that lack territory, so they will be replaced with a single access point, the city of Caerleon...

'BitChip Bounce' is Like a Two Character 'Caveman Pong', Coming Next Thursday

A few years ago, a simple little game called Caveman Pong [Free] won me over with its fantastic physics and ease of play. Basically the game was a Pong variant that had you bouncing a ball against a wall and tapping at the right time to make your caveman jump and reflect the ball back towards the wall. The speed and randomness of the ball made it tricky but a perfect "one more try" type of game. Now, indie developer David Barley in publishing partnership with Appsolute Games is riffing on that formula with the upcoming BitChip Bounce. Basically it's the same kind of idea but instead of battling against a wall you'll be battling against another AI opponent. Check out the trailer...

The Wonderfully Weird 'Karma Incarnation 1' Is Coming to iOS and Android

There's good weird, and there's bad weird, and the upcoming Karma Incarnation 1, a PC game soon to hit the mobile shores, is definitely good weird. Look at the trailer below, and you'll know exactly what I mean. This is a crazy, colorful game with the kind of characters you would see if you had eaten the kinds of mushrooms you probably shouldn't have. In Karma Incarnation 1 you play as someone who's beloved has been abducted, so you decide to turn into a dragon and save her. Unfortunately, you end up turning into a worm named Pip, a slightly more limiting form than that of a dragon...

First-Person Dungeon Crawler 'The Keep' Coming to iPad Soon

It seems there's no lack of old-school first-person dungeon crawlers on the mobile platform, but that doesn't mean I'm not always excited to add another one to the bunch. In this case it's The Keep from Cinimax Games which released way back in September of 2014 on the Nintendo 3DS and then made its way to Steam just a couple of months ago. The Keep features real-time combat as opposed to turn-based like many of these types of dungeon crawlers, and being that it was originally released for the touch-based 3DS it also features a neat Rune-combining crafting mechanic and gesture-based combat, both of which should translate quite well to the touchscreen on the iPad...

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