Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Shadow Fight 2: Special Edition' Launches as Planned on Android, iOS Version Delayed Until Next Week

Each week as I'm putting together our weekly Out Now post it's inevitable that there's a handful of titles that we're expecting to launch but don't quite make it in time for that post, which goes up at around 11pm EST on Wednesday nights. That usually means that my Thursdays and Fridays are filled with me constantly checking the App Store to see when those "missing" games actually launch, and for the most part they trickle out by the time the weekend kicks off. We were expecting Shadow Fight 2: Special Edition to launch this week as that was what developer Nekki had originally told us, but unfortunately after refreshing their App Store page for the past two days it looks like it was all for naught as the iOS version has been officially delayed until next week...

Is the Infamous 'The Wild' Just Now Entering Development?

From all the games to have ever graced our forums, The Wild probably has the most tortured history filled with some highs and many, many lows. And even though every one of us considered the game gone in the wild, never to make it to the App Store, today the developers announced that they are "officially in development phase of The Wild," a statement that's surprising for quite a few reasons. First of all, is the game really back from the dead, again? And secondly, is it just now going into development even though it's been talked about for years? The developer Playerground Design Studios (formerly known as Toonuva Games) declare in today's Facebook post that the studio has been renamed to better reflect the mission of creating digital playgrounds and sandboxes and name Mini DAYZ, Don't Starve, and Cat Quest as instrumental in the studio's approach and design. Will this new beginning lead to an actual happy ending this time around? Well, we've been here many times before, so it remains to be seen...




HTML5 MMORPG 'Mad World' Shows Off Just How Cross-Platform It is in New Video

Just over a month ago, we posted the trailer for Mad World, an upcoming MMORPG that's built entirely in HTML5 and runs right in a browser on iOS, Android, Mac, PC, and Linux (with more platforms likely to come). It was a truly visually impressive game based on what was shown in the trailer, and developer Jandisoft is hoping that Mad World will be the breakthrough title that actually realizes all the promise and potential of HTML5 for games. This week Jandisoft released a new video for Mad World that shows them testing the game on all of those available platforms, and it looks like the game will run just fine no matter where you're playing it...

'Tekken Mobile' Soft Launches in Canada, Global Pre-Registrations Now Live

It looks like Bandai Namco is giving Tekken on mobile another shot with a brand new game that has just soft launched. Tekken Mobile [] is a brand new Tekken game built from the ground up for iOS and Android. It has been developed by Bandai Namco Studios Vancouver. There's a is free to play and uses a Waza Card system and tapping for combos and special attacks. Each character has special moves that are unlockable and of course there's a story mode. Tekken is known for having a good story mode in addition to being a competent fighter. As expected, there are multiple in game currencies like Gems which are used to unlock fighter packs. The packs are like loot boxes here. Watch the trailer for it below:..

Deckbuilding Game 'VEmpire: The Kings of Darkness' Getting Closer to Release

More than a year ago we wrote about an upcoming deckbuilding game called VEmpire: The Kings of Darkness, but it's been a while since we last heard about it. Well, it looks like the game is still under development and actually getting closer to release. The developer shifted resources to releasing a Steam version first (which is coming at the end of August), but iOS remains the main platform for VEmpire (at least according to him). After the game releases on Steam, he intends to go back to finishing the iOS version, although there is no date on when the game would release on mobile...

'Through the Ages' Mobile Version to be Released September 14

Through the Ages is one of the most popular board games in the world and its digital transformation is very nearly complete. Czech Games, the makers of Vlad Chvátil's classic, tweeted out the news that the game is coming September 14th. In Through the Ages you seek to build the best possible civilization through the usual combination of resource management, military development, and technology-tree selection. The game throws in some interesting twists facets as well with the electing of strong (and wise) leaders and discovery and control of world wonders. It's a card drafting game and as such has a decently sized learning curve one must ascend before really excelling at the game, but is well worth the effort for fans of tabletop games...

Pearl Abyss' 'Black Desert Mobile' Gets a Teaser Video Finally Showing off Some Gameplay

Pearl Abyss, the team behind the popular MMORPG Black Desert Online has finally posted some informaton about the mobile version. Black Desert Mobile is a smartphone MMORPG based on the Black Desert Online IP. The team posted a short teaser video that has gameplay including mining, fishing, and some combat. There's also horse riding shown off and the engine used here is one built for mobile platforms and not the one powering Black Desert Online on PC. While all the clips are pretty short in the teaser, you can see some interesting things like the short draw distance while riding a horse and how damage numbers are displayed in combat. Watch the gameplay teaser below:..

'Brawl Stars' Character Changes Coming Soon

By all accounts Brawl Stars will be the next hit by Supercell. The team-based real-time fighting game is by the makers of both Clash of Clans [Free] and Clash Royale [Free] and has attracted quite a player base in soft launch. Supercell is continually tweaking the game to get things as fair and balanced as possible before release. They announced some character balances coming soon and this time, they are undoing some prior changes that put too much emphasis on adjusting based on win rate. They are now looking more at how often a particular brawler is used across all of the game's modes of play and trophy ranges as a better gauge on what needs tweaking. To this end, they announced a slew of changes to nine different characters. It looks like a solid attempt to make the less popular characters more inviting and to knock some of the super stars back to the pack...

'Brawl Stars' Wants Your Feedback to Improve the Game

The very entertaining Brawl Stars continues to be in a limited soft launch, and it continues to improve. Supercell now wants to hear from all of you in order to continue improving the game. If you go to the News page in the game, you'll make your way to the Player Experience Survey where you can talk about what you like about the game and to help the developers figure out how to improve a game that's still being build as we speak. Keep in mind that not everyone gets to complete the survey. The survey is only looking for responses from people who fit a specific profile, probably being of a specific age group or from a specific country...

'D&D Beyond' Is Live, and It's a Great 'Dungeons & Dragons' Digital Toolset

Dungeons & Dragons players, good news. D&D Beyond, the official digital toolset of the classic game, is now live, so there's nothing stopping you from creating all kinds of crazy characters and starting your next game. This digital toolset uses 5th edition rules and brings along the rules compendium, character builder, interactive digital character sheets, and much more. You can now play with digital versions of every official D&D sourcebook within the compendium, which is a pretty amazing resource. At this moment, you can only access the digital toolset through your browser since the native mobile apps haven't yet launched (they should be coming in the near future). However, I've been using the toolset on my phone browser and it works pretty well...

'Sonic Mania' First Impressions - The True 'Sonic 4' Has Arrived, and I'm Begging You Sega, I Need It On Mobile

In July of last year, we posted the debut trailer for Sonic Mania, a brand new game in the Sonic franchise that was a throwback to the speedy blue mascot's glory days of the 16-bit era. While the game wasn't officially announced for mobile, there were a couple of reasons I wanted to share that trailer with our audience. First, I'm a huge Sonic fan and simply wanted to make sure other huge Sonic fans saw the news. Second was that it felt like the fitting next chapter to a saga that really began on mobile in the first place. Heading up the Sonic Mania development was Christian Whitehead, a long-time Sonic fan and prominent member of the Sonic fan community who really became known outside of those circles when he unveiled a prototype for a mobile remastering of Sonic CD way back in July of 2009...

Surreal Adventure Game 'Karma.Incaranation 1' Coming to iOS August 24th

We've written quite a few times about the upcoming surreal adventure game Karma.Incarnation 1, the port of the PC game with the same name, which, after making its way to Android a few months back, is now ready to finally come to iOS on August 24th. In Karma.Incarnation 1 you try to rescue your beloved, who's been abducted by evil spirits. And you decide that the best way to go about doing that is turning into a ferocious dragon. However, things don't go as planned and, instead, you end up as a worm called Pip, definitely not the most powerful creature in the world. In order to rescue your beloved, you have to travel across a lovely, psychedelic world and solve puzzles as you try and learn the laws of Karma...

If you've watched any episodes of Game of Thrones, you'll know that it all comes down to who gets to wear that crown, and the upcoming Crown Throwdown is similarly obsessed with that piece of metal but in a different way. This fast-paced fighting game has you trying to get that crown off the head of your opponent and onto the head of its rightful wearer (you, of course). The one who wears the crown yields the power necessary to eliminate his enemies, so it's important to ensure that no matter what, that crown rests nicely on your head. As you would expect, you get to pick one of several silly characters including Jack Hughman (I wonder who that guy is supposed to be), Harry the skeleton, Blobert the Blob, and more...

Square Enix's 'Flame Vs Blaze' MOBA Beta Registration Is Now Open

A few months ago we wrote about Square Enix's Flame Vs Blaze, a mobile MOBA game that's been exclusive to Japan but is now coming to this side of the world. And if you want to be among the first to try it out, you're in luck because the registration for the closed beta is now open (though only for the US and Canada), and you can sign up for it here. Flame Vs Blaze is a 3v3 MOBA with quite a team behind it, including Producer Hironori Okayama (Kingdom Hearts Unchained x), Director Yuji Abe (Final Fantasy XIII series) and character designer Gen Kobayashi (The World Ends With You). The game has some interesting features that help it stand out from most other MOBAs. For instance, when you defeat monsters in the field, they become your allies and assist you either directly or indirectly...

'Iron Marines', by 'Kingdom Rush' Developer, Releases September 14th

Ironhide Game Studios, the developer behind the excellent Kingdom Rush series, is getting ready to release the much-awaited Iron Marines on September 14th, and I personally can't wait. Iron Marines is a complex real-time strategy game that will have you completing some fun missions like hacking supercomputers, rescuing civilians, holding your ground against all odds, and much more. You'll be controlling a (very colorful) army consisting of units such as rangers, snipers, flamethrowers, and so on. In addition to your basic units, the game will also allow you to get your hands on things like intelligent mines, turrets, napalm rockets, ricocheting blasts, and all kinds of other crazy weapons that should make for some fun tactical decisions...

'Football Manager Touch 2018' and 'Football Manager Mobile 2018' Are Launching Alongside the PC Version on November 10th

The Football Manager franchise has had quite the history on iOS over the last few years. We've seen the games evolve and even get rebranded. Football Manager Touch used to be called Football Manager Classic and Football Manager Handheld became Football Manager Mobile. After much anticipation, SEGA and Sports Interactive have today announced some details and the release dates for both Football Manager Mobile 2018 and Football Manager Touch 2018. For the first time ever, both mobile versions will launch simultaneously with the Football Manager 2018 PC edition on November 10th...

'Super Phantom Cat 2' New Trailer Revealed, Set to Pounce Onto the App Store on August 17th

It's an understatement to say I've been extremely excited for Super Phantom Cat 2 ever since it was first revealed back in July. The original Super Phantom Cat [$1.99] was one of my favorite games of 2016, and not simply because of its adorably cute theme. The abundance of colorful worlds and levels to explore, combined with the wonderfully tight platforming action that managed to stay interesting and varied with a number of neat power-ups, resulted in what many described as mobile's own take on Mario - certainly high praise if there ever was some. As a result, a sequel that offers even more characters, chapters and phantom powers to experiment with is inevitably going to be high up my list of upcoming releases. After Cat Quest's [$4.99] impressive debut last week, August is proving to be an outstanding month for everyone's favorite domestic animal on the App Store, as Super Phantom Cat 2 is set to release on the App Store on August 17th...

'Mind Control' Is a Hectic Gauntlet Platformer Flying Onto the App Store September 20th, and Is Looking for Beta Testers

When a game has a name such as Mind Control, it would normally indicate some post-apocalyptic action romp against brainwashed zombies, or perhaps a deep psychological thriller with a pseudo-political edge. As a result, Geekabyte Games have impressed me through taking the most literal definition for their upcoming release's title. In Geekabyte's take on Mind Control, you're tasked with using mysterious propulsion methods to navigate a sentient brain around numerous obstacles, and the result is as bizarre and hilarious as you'd expect. Mind Control is set to launch on the App Store on September 20th, however the developers are looking for beta testers to try out the game before its release on our forum thread...

'Rusty Lake Paradise' Is the Next Game From the Fantastic Developer of 'Cube Escape' Series

Rusty Lake has been giving us some really cool (and creepy) games, and today the developers announced that the next premium game currently under development is called Rusty Lake Paradise, which apparently many players had already guessed. The game is set on an 18th century remote island that's cursed with the 10 plagues (as any island tends to be). You'll have to explore the island, interact with your (probably very weird) family, and vanquish the plagues. And since this is a Rusty Lake kind of island, there's surely to be a constant sense of dread and weirdness that has become a staple of Rusty Lake and Cube Escape games. The developers feel Rusty Lake Paradise will have even better visuals than previous games and new gameplay ideas. And by allowing players to traverse the island, Rusty Lake Paradise should feel different from previous Rusty Lake adventures...

'Six Ages', Spiritual Successor of King of Dragon Pass, is Feature Complete

King of Dragon Pass [$9.99] is a civilization building, role-playing, interactive-fiction game set in the mythologically blessed world of Glorantha—home of RuneQuest, HeroQuest, and 13th Age. It operates on two levels, one of empire building where you grow a tribe into a dominant force and another of character-driven role-playing adventure. The fact the game can do both simultaneously and do it well is why the game, released way back in 2010, is an absolute iOS classic (not to mention the other platforms on which it appears). A Sharp Games, the developers of King of Dragon Pass, announced a follow-up game and spiritual successor to the game…nearly three years ago...

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