Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Slime Pizza [] is a new game coming from Neutronized and Nitrome. Nitrome already brought us some great games like Tower Fortress recently and 2018 is beginning with some Slime Pizza. You play as a delivery boy for Slime Pizza and your ship has crash landed with all the pizzas missing. The video teaser shows off some physics that look familiar to what I’ve seen in LocoRoco and the likes. ..

Strange Arcade Eating Game 'Yum Yummy Superlicious' is Looking for Beta Testers

I'll admit I have a juvenile sense of humor, but working in mobile games so long makes you a bit adverse to poopy and fart stuff. There's just so many games that hang their hat on natural bodily functions that it's grown a bit stale. But pooping to propel yourself through the vastness of space? I'm always on board for that. And that's pretty much the premise behind Yum Yummy Superlicious, the silly name of the upcoming game from Toronto-based studio Tendril. You'll play as Yum, a plucky little… creature thing, as he (she?) eats their way through an endless supply of food that's floating around in space for some reason. You'll then poop to propel yourself forward to gobble up even more food while avoiding things like crazy monsters and space junk. Check out the trailer...




Mooff Games is Teasing Some 'Blackmoor 2' Footage on their Twitter

Something caught my eye and I meant to tell you all about it earlier this week, but dang it all if the week hasn't just slipped on by me and here we are already at Thursday. Better late than never, I guess. Anyway as you might already know I'm a massive fan of Mooff Games, as they've somehow been able to capture that special sauce that makes games so fun and dress them up with all sorts of silly parodies of pop culture and video games. Their Toon Shooters [Free] is a riff on classic horizontal scrolling shoot 'em ups, Maximus [Free] is like a love letter to brawlers like Golden Axe, and Blackmoor [Free] is something of a hybrid fighting game/platformer which feels a lot like Castlevania and Street Fighter II had a lovechild. They have other games too and all of them call back to a gentler time in gaming and feel like the types of games you'd make when you were a kid if you were able to make games as a kid. Anyway, I absolutely adore Blackmoor and Mooff is currently in the midst of creating a sequel, which they've recently shown off on their Twitter...

First Trailer for 'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' Revealed, Pre-Registration Open Now

In addition to a "Pokemon GO but for Harry Potter" with the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Jam City also has a new Harry Potter game in the works which they initially announced back in December called Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. It's a story-driven RPG where you'll create a character who attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at some point "between Harry Potter’s birth and his enrollment at Hogwarts, when Nymphadora Tonks and Bill Weasley were students." As a student at Hogwarts, you'll "attend classes, learn magical skills, form friendships or rivalries with other students, and make pivotal decisions that will influence their character’s story arc as they traverse their years at Hogwarts and grow as a witch or wizard." So… Bully [$6.99] but Harry Potter? Here's the first trailer showing Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery in action...

The Room franchise on iOS and Android is one of my favourites. It is another one of those franchises that began on mobile but has expanded to non mobile platforms but these games still play best on a nice touch screen. The Room: Old Sins [] was announced to release on January 25th on iOS with an Android release following after. It is now up for pre-order on iOS for $4.99. Watch the trailer for it below:..

Spherical Roguelite Top-Down Shooter 'Globe' Coming February 1st

Back in March of last year Optimum Games announced a new project called Globe, a top-down shooter that took place on a spherical globe similar to games like Super Stardust or, for a mobile example, the fantastic Darkside [$1.99 / Free]. As the story goes, aliens are invading Earth and a space station that's patrolling the planet has been attacked, which has sent the crew of astronauts flying out into space. You'll need to fly around gathering up the stranded crew and fending off the aliens before they have a chance to attack Earth. Globe looked really cool back in March and is looking better than ever in this much more recent trailer...

'Super Fancy Pants Adventure' Coming to iOS January 25th, Pre-Order Available Now

The Fancy Pants series has a long and storied history, first starting life as a simple Flash game created by Brad Borne way back in 2006. Its clever level designs and extremely fun, floaty physics system made it a major hit with players, and so Borne went on to create a sequel in 2008. In 2011 the two games were combined into a single package called The Fancy Pants Adventures for release on home consoles, with a version arriving for iOS in early 2012 courtesy of Chillingo. The game worked surprisingly well with virtual controls, and The Fancy Pants Adventures was easily one of my most beloved mobile platformers from back then. Not long after, Borne created the highly-anticipated third entry in the series which was subsequently added to the mobile and console versions. Since then, however, the Chillingo-published version has been removed from the App Store, but thankfully series creator Brad Borne and studio Over the Top Games resurrected the iOS version and re-released it in May of last year titled simply Fancy Pants Adventures [Free]. It is free to play with premium unlock options and you should definitely go download it right away if you've never played a Fancy Pants game before. ..

Quirky Point-and-Click Adventure Game 'Four Last Things' Launching on iOS and Android January 25th

A point-and-click adventure game cobbled together from repurposed Renaissance-era paintings and public domain classical music is not something I knew I needed in my life, but then I saw the trailer for Joe Richardson's Four Last Things and I instantly wondered how I've lived so long without it. Since I could never come up with a better description for the game as Richardson has already done, I'll simply quote him when he describes Four Last Things as "kind of like if Monkey Island had been made in 16th century Flanders by a time-travelling Monty Python fanboy." Watch the trailer and you'll see just how on-point that description is...

'Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm' Progress Update and New Screens Released

Time is a funny thing when you're waiting for a highly-anticipated game. It feels like just yesterday that Cornfox & Bros. announced Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, the sequel to the smash-hit action RPG Oceanhorn [$7.99], but in fact it was way back in August of 2016. Then in January of last year we got a bit of new info on the game as well as some new screenshots, followed by a lengthy in-game video of Oceanhorn 2 the following May. That, too, feels like it was just yesterday, but in fact it's been a whopping 8 months since we've had any sort of update on what's going on with Oceanhorn 2. Today Cornfox & Bros. broke that silence with a new blog post detailing what they've been up to, and they've released a handful of gorgeous new screenshots to go with it. Check 'em out...

'Wayout', the New Puzzler from Dropout Games, Launching January 25th

For the past few years Dropout Games have been bringing us very aesthetically pleasing and engaging puzzle games on our mobile devices. It started with Unwynd [Free] in June of 2015; followed by the gorgeous Blyss [$2.99] in 2016, which we really enjoyed when we saw it during GDC that year; and then Neo Angle in August of last year, a game Rob really enjoyed in his review. Then this past September Dropout announced their newest puzzler called Wayout on our forums, while putting a call out for some beta testers. Wayout is inspired by those "lights out" puzzlers where you're trying to get all of the tiles on a board to be the same color, and they've taken that mechanic and explored it across more than 60 levels, as you can see in the following trailer...

‘Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia’ Pre-Registrations Are Now Open on Google Play

Square Enix has begun pre-registrations for the English release Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia. This is a spinoff mobile game of a spinoff of the mainline Final Fantasy franchise will be releasing soon on the App Store and Google Play in Western regions. Unlike the console Dissidia games, this isn’t an arena brawler fighting game but a free to play RPG with turn based combat. It will also feature multiplayer allowing you to team up with other people to challenge large foes. Watch the announcement trailer for it below:..

‘Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation’ Releases Next Week in Japan

SEGA will finally release Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation in Japan next week. If you aren’t aware, Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation is a social RPG from SEGA that will use demons from Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei brand. It was announced earlier this year and they even showed off a lengthy portion of gameplay at TGS. While initially scheduled to release on iOS and Android in 2017, it was delayed until mid January 2018 which is where we are now. Check out Shaun covering both of SEGA’s TGS showings here. You can watch the TGS gameplay showcase for it below:..

First-Person "Impossible" Game 'Glitch Dash' Gets First Trailer and is Close to Being Finished

In June of last year, we posted about Glitch, a first-person take on the "impossible" game genre popularized by the titular The Impossible Game [$0.99] as well as Geometry Dash [$1.99] and many others. Basically, a twitchy fast-reaction platformer but in a first-person perspective. The early glimpses of the game looked really cool, and developer David Marquardt of Marquardt Games, creator of the Noodlecake-published Fluffy Jump [Free] and Pull My Tongue [$0.99], has been hard at work on the game, now known as Glitch Dash, ever since. Well the light is at the end of the tunnel as today Marquardt updated the game's forum thread with news that Glitch Dash is close to completion and offered up a brand new trailer...

'Stickman Disc Golf Battle' is a Competition-Focused Take on the Classic Outdoor Game

Developer Djinnworks, who typically focuses on releasing "Stickman" versions of popular sports games, has put a bigger emphasis on competition with their last couple of releases. Both Stickman Skate Battle [Free] and Stickman Cross Golf Battle [Free] feature full 3D visuals and arcade-y game mechanic spins on their respective sports that are geared for short rounds and online competition. It seems to be a popular formula and after the release of Stickman Cross Golf Battle back in November Djinnworks got a lot of requests from players for a disc golfing game in a similar vein. After putting together a proof of concept for such a game, they realized they had something pretty fun on their hands, and thus Stickman Disc Golf Battle was born. Here's some video of a very early work-in-progress version...

Sail On a Giant Hot Dog and Other Silly Boats in 'Silly Sailing', Coming Next Thursday

I guess while we're on the topic of weird game premises, we might as well talk about Silly Sailing, the new upcoming game from Devm Games of Extreme Forklifting fame. It's a top-down sailing game that has you harnessing the power of wind gusts to pilot a variety of, well, silly sailboats around different watery courses as quickly as possible. Interestingly, this is an asynchronous game so you'll be battling against the ghost runs from players around the world all vying for the best time on each course. Check out the trailer for Silly Sailing...

'Meat Cannon Golf' is a Completely Absurd Golfing Game for Carnivores, Currently Accepting Beta Testers

One of the fun things about mobile is the wide variety of silly ideas people come up with for games. And just when you think you've seen it all something like Meat Cannon Golf comes along and raises the bar for absurdity in game ideas. So it's a golfing game, obviously, but instead of using the standard wood and iron clubs we all know and love, or those tiny little white balls which are so easy to lose, you'll be firing various types of meats from a cannon trying to get that hunk of meat to land into a hole in as few "strokes" as possible. Yep. Check out this early look at one of the holes that will be in Meat Cannon Golf...

Rayark's Intense New Rhythm Game 'Cytus II' Launching January 18th, Pre-Order is Up Now

While a lot of people associate Rayark with their excellent character action game Implosion - Never Lose Hope [$9.99], they're also quite well-known for their library of fantastic rhythm games which thus far include Cytus [$1.99], Deemo [$1.99], and VOEZ [Free]. Now the Taiwanese developer is readying a sequel to Cytus, appropriately titled Cytus II, and it's coming really soon: Next Thursday, January 18th to be exact. Check out some of the characters you'll see as well as some of the furious tracks you'll be playing in Cytus II in the following trailer...

Roguelike Deck Builder 'Meteorfall' Launching January 25th, Check Out the Amazing Launch Trailer

In early July of last year, we first caught wind of Meteorfall, a new deck building game from developer Slothwerks that used a colorful Adventure Time-esque art style and was inspired by great mobile card games like Card Crawl/Card Thief and the cult-classic Dream Quest. In Meteorfall you'd choose one of 4 classes of characters, each with their own deck of cards, and set out to battle monsters using an intuitive left/right swiping mechanic similar to the Reigns games or the Tinder hook up– I mean casual dating app. It all sounded quite lovely and the following September Slothwerks reached out to our community for some beta testers, and I've heard nothing but good things from those who have been testing the game since. Well, the time has finally come for Meteorfall to grace the world with its presence as Slothwerks has announced a January 25th release date for the game. Check out the entirely silly and overly catchy launch trailer here...

First Footage of 'Battleheart 2' Shown Off in New Hero Spotlight Video

Games don't get much more classic than Mika Mobile's Battleheart [$2.99]. Launching just short of 7(!) years ago, Battleheart was one of the few mobile games that seemed to delight gamers of all types and its ingenious line-drawing battling system became one of the most copied mechanics in the years that followed. Mika's Battleheart Legacy [$4.99] arrived in May of 2014 and gave a different spin on the formula, but as wonderful as that game was many fans have been clamoring for a true sequel to the original Battleheart. Mika answered the call of fans in September of 2016 when they officially announced Battleheart 2 with a revamped art style and an emphasis on cooperative multiplayer. As with anything Mika does they're taking as much time as it takes to get Battlheart 2 just right, and the last major update we got on its development was this past July. Now today Mika has posted a new blog entry which highlights the character Natsuko and the abilities she'll have in Battleheart 2, and it also gives us the first glimpse of the game in action...

'Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena' Coming to iOS January 25th, Pre-Order with Rewards Now Live

We posted about the colorful tactical battling game Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena back in early October of last year, and with the game already being available in Early Access on both Steam and Android for the past couple of months we finally have an official release date for the iOS version of the game: January 25th. Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena is all about battling opponents in PvP, and with cross-platform play and more than a million players already downloading the game from Steam and Android during its earlier release period, there should be a decent player pool for opponents when the game arrives on iOS in a couple of weeks. Here's a brand new trailer to give you a look at the game in action...

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