Category Archives: Upcoming Games

TGS 2014: Hands-On With 'Chaos Rings 3'

The kids are back in school and the temperatures are cooling down, and in Japan that means it's the time of the year for the annual Tokyo Game Show. I got hands-on time with a bunch of cool upcoming games, but I figured you guys might be interested in hearing about this one first. Square Enix had a huge booth at the show this year, and while a lot of that was for their console and handheld games, mobile had a major presence as well. There were a handful of playable titles, but I went right for Chaos Rings 3. It's one of my most anticipated games, so I was eager to see if it lived up to my hopes...

'Undefeated' is the First Official Mobile Port of an RPG Maker VX Ace Game, Coming October 3rd

RPG Maker is a software solution that's been around for decades, and unsurprisingly, its purpose is to make it easy for game designers to create role-playing games. This week, it was announced that the first official mobile port of an RPG Maker game is coming on October 3rd. The game is called Undefeated, and although I don't follow the RPG Maker scene or really RPGs in general, it seems to be considered one of the better RPG Maker games around. Check out the trailer...

Hands-On with the New 'NHL 2K' for Mobile

Today, 2K Games announced a brand new NHL 2K game for mobile devices, and recently I had the chance to stop by their offices and give a near-final version of the game a spin. As a huge hockey fan, both the virtual kind and the real life kind, I was very pleased with how NHL 2K played. You may recall that this isn't the first time this hockey series has graced the iOS platform, as 2K released NHL 2K11 way, way back in August of 2010. I really loved that game, and it was easily the best hockey game on iOS. Well, it's not like it had a lot of competition, but still it was a solid mobile game of hockey...

Hands-on with 'Hail To The King: Deathbat' - Gothic Hack N’ Slash

We’ve talked a bit about Subscience Studio’s collaboration with Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King: Deathbat. After taking it for a spin recently, there’s definitely more to this hack n’ slasher than just a big name, and setting and locale are worth keeping tabs on its impending release...

Check Out Over 30 Minutes of Gameplay of Upcoming Cross Platform MMORPG 'Albion Online'

I've had my eye on Albion Online since it first got posted to our forums in early 2013 for two reasons: I totally dig the art style, and it's making a bunch of promises on being the first true cross-platform MMORPG with aspirations beyond being some kind of watered down Facebook game. As someone who still plays World of Warcraft for some reason, the idea of being able to scratch my MMO itch laying in bed on my iPad is pretty compelling...

[Updated] 'Goat Simulator' for iOS Now Available Worldwide for $4.99

Well here's a nice surprise. Coffee Stain Studios' inexplicably entertaining goat simulator game, titled Goat Simulator, has just launched in the New Zealand App Store. Coffee Stain announced on their Twitter yesterday that Goat Simulator for iOS and Android would be launching on September 18th. As TouchArcade regulars know by now, when a game is scheduled for a Thursday launch, it actually hits the US App Store late Wednesday night at 11pm EST. Prior to that, it hits the NZ App Store on Wednesday morning at about 6am EST, when it's midnight in that territory. So what the heck is Goat Simulator doing launching in NZ on a Tuesday afternoon? I don't know! I don't ask questions, I just download Goat Simulator like a good boy...

Check Out the 'Gunslugs 2' Teaser Trailer, Launching Later this Year

If you've been hanging around the TouchArcade forums for the past few years, then you're no doubt familiar with Orangepixel games, aka solo developer Pascal Bestebroer. He's been making quality mobile games for years now, typically platforming games with sweet pixel graphics and a throwback feel, and he's amassed quite a dedicated following of fans in our community, including myself. His next project is Gunslugs 2, sequel to the original Gunslugs [$1.99] which launched in January of last year. Gunslugs was a platforming shooter in a similar vein to something like Contra, with a huge focus on different weapons and plenty of unique playable characters. Gunslugs 2 follows in those same footsteps, but with improvements across the board. Here's a lengthy look at the game in action...

Victorian-Era Strategy Game 'Antihero' Lets You Stab, Sneak, and Steal Your Way to the Top, Next Year

I'm not particularly good at strategy games or asynchronous multiplayer — supply lines and terrain and Panzers are beyond me — so I can't do much but turn my nose up at the 4X genre's creeping renaissance on the App Store. There's a reason those old Kriegsspiele were designed for officers and not infantry...

Low Poly Environmental God Game 'Biome' Coming to iOS Next Year

Biome is an upcoming environmental toy from the trio of developers that make up the fledgling studio known as Knick Knack. All angular polygons and electric greens and blues, Biome lets you "explore and transform the world as you play, unbound by goals or directives," as described on the website...

'Baseless' is an Upcoming Planet-Hopping Shooter from the Creator of  'David.'

David. [$1.99] from Fermenter Games was a curious little title that our Shaun Musgrave quite enjoyed. Now, a few months after that game's release, the developer is hard at work on a brand new game: Baseless. The game is still very early in the works, but it's showing some promise already. The idea is that this is a planet-hopping shooter, where, not unlike Toast Time [$2.99] or Spooklands [$0.99], you fire to attack enemies but to also move around. Battles right now take place among a bunch of planets, while you fight off enemies like turrets and space worms...

Namco Soft Launches 'Aevana: Unstoppable', an Auto-Running Action Game

Along with Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, Namco has soft launched another game in the past few days, Aevana: Unstoppable. This one's also available in New Zealand right now. This is a side-scrolling, level-based auto-runner where players control the eponymous Aevana, having to guide her over obstacles, and taking out enemies in the process. The game becomes about chaining together slides, jumps, tackles, and attacks, trying to make it from one level to the next. Combos and spells help to take out enemies that won't go down in just one hit. Along the way, coins and shards are earned, used to buy new items and upgrades, and to skip wait timers...

Avenged Sevenfold's 'Hail to the King: Deathbat' Launching on October 16th

Back in July, Eli had the opportunity to sit down and go hands-on with Hail to the King: Deathbat, an upcoming mobile game from the band Avenged Sevenfold. The game itself is a hack 'n slash dungeon crawler type affair, with a dark and moody visual style and a surprisingly high level of difficulty. Usually when a big-name brand crosses over into the world of video games, the results are very hit or miss, but Hail to the King: Deathbat showed a lot of potential...

'Pac-Man Championship Edition DX' Adapted as Free-to-Play Game, Soft Launched in New Zealand

Namco's revitalized the Pac-Man franchise with Pac-Man Championship Edition [$2.99], a take on the classic game with dynamic mazes. A few years ago, Namco released Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, which expanded on the concept. Well, while the original Pac-Man CE released a few years ago on iOS, the sequel never quite made its way over. Until now, at least, as Namco's soft launched Pac-Man Championship Edition DX in New Zealand...

1930's Heist Game 'Calvino Noir' Will Sneak onto iOS Later This Year

Daniel Walters and Ceri Williams, the duo behind Micro Macro Games' gorgeous and unfortunately overlooked Morphopolis [$3.99], are working on a stealth-slash-heist game due for the App Store later this year...

First Trailer Released for Foursaken's "Spelunky Meets Match-3" Game 'Puzzle to the Center of the Earth'

Earlier this month Foursaken media announced that they have a new game in the works called Puzzle to the Center of the Earth, which they described as Spelunky meets match-3. It sounds like an odd pairing, but upon further clarification by Foursaken to the Spelunky influence, it actually sounds like a perfect mix. To quote a comment from them, "Spelunky is all about being very aware of your (randomly generated) surroundings [because] so many things can kill you instantly or very quickly - one mistake and you're dead. And then there's all the other stuff like exploration, using items to get you places, etc... Puzzle to the Center of the Earth definitely has all of those elements, they're just a bit different being wrapped in the core matching gameplay." I don't know about you, but that description alone has me excited, but this first gameplay trailer should do the trick as well...

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