Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Digby Forever' is a New Endless Digger from 'Pac-Man 256' and 'Cubemen' Developer 3 Sprockets

3 Sprockets, who you should know from their solo efforts Cubemen 2 [$1.99] and Outfolded [Free] but also their work on Pac-Man 256 [Free], are working on a brand new game. Digby Forever is essentially their take on an endless kind of Dig Dug or Mr. Driller game. You'll be digging your way through an endless underground area, trying to avoid enemies, collect gems, drill through blocks, and set off bombs to take out enemies and blocks. ..

'Collect or Die' is Trying to Bring an 'N+' Style Platformer to Mobile on January 26th

More than a decade ago, Flash platformer N made waves in the gaming world with its splendid brand of precision, ninja-based platforming. I didn't play it myself until it arrived on the Sony PSP and Nintendo DS as N+ a few years later, but I could definitely see what all the fuss was about. Developer Super Smith Bros is attempting to bring an N-esque platformer to mobile called Collect or Die, and while it doesn't feature all the wall-jumping ninja moves of its inspiration, it does feature lots of deadly traps to avoid and plenty of coins to collect. There's even a touch of Portal in there as your character moves from test chamber to test chamber as you watch the action unfold from closed-circuit television cameras...




'Heart Star' is a Cute Puzzle-Platformer From the Developer of 'Tiny Dangerous Dungeons'

Adventure Islands, the developer behind Tiny Dangerous Dungeons [$0.99] and Super Dangerous Dungeons [Free] a new puzzle-platformer called Heart Star. Here, you'll have to swap between two different characters in order to get them both to the goal. Each character, Red and Blue, has blocks that activate when they're in control, but those blocks' existence doesn't dissipate when you switch characters. So, Red can stand on a red platform in midair, and stay there even when inactive. This allows you to use the two characters in clever ways, like standing on one in the middle of a big gap in order to traverse a tricky passage in order to get each character to the goal...

'Puff', the Love Child of 'Flappy Bird' and 'Downwell', Gets First Trailer and February 23rd Release Date

Earlier this month we gave you the first look at two new games coming from the Frosty Pop Corps. One was the wacky take on hockey called Slap Shots! which will be arriving next week, and the second was an intriguing-looking game called Puff which the developers had described as a hybrid of sorts between Flappy Bird and Downwell. It was a bit hard to determine just what they meant by that based on the brief animated gifs previously released for Puff, but today the first full trailer for the game has arrived and those influences are pretty clear...

New 'Thimbleweed Park' Trailer Introduces the Wacky "Ransome the *Beeping* Clown"

Two of the minds behind one of the greatest point-and-click adventure games of all time, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick of Maniac Mansion fame, successfully Kickstarted a brand new adventure game back in November of 2014 called Thimbleweed Park. In March of last year, we got the first trailer which depicted a murder mystery involving a cast of strange characters that takes place in the strange world of Thimbleweed Park. Another new trailer was released in June, and another in August, and then in December we got a video of Thimbleweed Park running on an iPhone. That brings us to today where another new trailer reveals perhaps one of the strangest Thimbleweed Park characters to date: Ransome the *Beeping* Clown. ..

I'm not sure what it is with all these weird "simulation" games hitting the App Store lately, but I love it. The latest, which is set to be released on Monday the 23rd, is The Wolf. It was posted to our forums this morning, and it sounds like just my kind of strange. It's a multiplayer RPG where you choose what type of wolf you want to be, tweak out your wolf build with various skills and abilities, and join a wolf pack which then goes rampaging around the land...

World-Shifting Puzzler 'Splitter Critters' Set to Launch Next Week on the App Store

The beauty of the App Store is that, every once in a while, you'll come across a game that has such remarkable and unique mechanics it will still impress you, even after you think you've seen it all when it comes to mobile gaming. Splitter Critters is the latest upcoming iOS release that has shocked me in such a way - the ability to slice and manipulate the environment to help your Lemmings-esque characters find their way back to their spaceship is extremely clever, and perfectly suited to touch screen controls. We first heard about Splitter Critters back in October, and while the game missed its initial late 2016 release date, developer RAC7 has confirmed on their Twitter account that their latest title is set to launch next week on the App Store...

'Postknight' From 'Tiny Guardians' Developer Launches on February 9th

Kurechii has been beta testing Postknight with the help of our handy forum readers, and with their help, the game now has a release date. February 9th is when you'll be able to play this RPG about a knight delivering mail on iOS and Android. The beta test helped improve the game experience, according to Kurechii. At launch, 5 different areas that are complete will be available to play, with the potential for more down the road...

Mobile MOBA 'Planet of Heroes' Soft Launches in Canada, Germany, and Singapore

Back in July of last year, My.com announced that they'd formed a new internal studio called Fast Forward who would be developing a built-for-mobile MOBA called Planet of Heroes, and the following month they released the first gameplay trailer for the game and kicked off a closed beta test. Well, it's been about six months since then and this week Fast Forward has soft-launched Planet of Heroes in the iOS App Stores of Canada, Germany, and Singapore. They've also put together a new trailer showing a lot of what you can expect in Planet of Heroes...

'Exiles of Embermark' Starting to Flesh Out Its Episodic Narrative

We've been keeping a very close eye on the development of Exiles of Embermark ever since it first popped up in our Upcoming Games forum thread, and I think it's fair to say it's one of my most anticipated 2017 games. We got to check it out live at GDC 2016 and were quite happy with what we saw, and now the developers are starting to show off some of the game's narrative. As we've talked about in the past, the developers have decided to use the app Bound as a way to get the game's story out without burdening the actual app. Each month, we'll get more of the game's narrative on Bound, and that will include updates on how the game's various houses are doing along with other fun tidbits...

Ironhide Games Announces New 'Kingdom Rush' Game

Good news for fans of the Kingdom Rush series, easily one of the most popular tower defense franchises out there. And Ironhide Games is set to continue the franchise, with a fourth game that they're now teasing. Not a lot of details beyond a teaser image and the quote "the bad guys shall have their revenge." Could this mean a game where you play as the bad guys? Quite possibly!..

Check Out the 'MUL.MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL' Launch Trailer From Riverman Media

You've been waiting patiently for Riverman Media's mouthful of a game name, MUL.MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL, and you won't have to wait much longer. The game is just about done, and will release very soon, though no final date has been locked in quite yet. While you wait, you can check out an exclusive new trailer for the game from the folks who made the spectacular The Executive [$4.99]:..

Get Your Ugly On In the Upcoming 'Mimics' Party Game

If you are looking for the next party game that revolves around your phone and photos, check out the upcoming game Mimics in our Upcoming Games forum. The game is all about imitating cartoon faces, photographing yourself doing so, and then sending the pic to your friends to see if they can guess which face you were mimicking. As you can imagine, the faces aren't the most flattering and aren't even human, which makes this game unfair if you're playing against an elf or an animal...

Top-Down Shoot 'em Up  'Go Go Fairy Gals' Has Soft Launched Today

A few weeks back, we wrote about Go Go Fairy Gals, a top-down shoot 'em up looking for testers in our forums. Today, the game has soft launched in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Canada, so you can now go check it out so long as you have an account in one of those countries. Go Go Fairy Gals takes place in a magical world where creatures divine and not co-exist in perfect harmony. Every century, the King holds an "exorcism" contest where representatives from each race compete for the honor of being top exorcist (that's a line I'd like to have on my resume)...

'Lumines'-Inspired 'Akihabara - Feel the Rhythm' Hits on January 26th

While we have a real, live, Lumines game on mobile with Lumines Puzzle and Music [$2.99], that doesn't mean that variations on the concept shouldn't have some room to work. Enter JMJ Interactive's Akihabara - Feel the Rhythm, which looks a lot like Lumines at first glance with the rhythm game elements and that beat line crossing the board. But, the game is about forming matches by transforming pieces by tapping as the beat marker passes over the screen. Forming matches of 3 as the pieces land is key to clearing the board. It's familiar but definitely seems new and a bit alien of a concept:..

'Fire Emblem: Heroes' Running 'Choose Your Legends' Event

I know many of you weren't that excited after seeing the Fire Emblem: Heroes announcement, but I also know that most of you will still play the game even occasionally. Nintendo is currently running an event called Choose Your Legends that will let players vote their favorite heroes from the whole Fire Emblem series. The voting is over on January 31st, and once the results are tallied, the top hero and heroine will appear in the game wearing special Choose Your Legends outfits. These special versions of the characters will be available in the future to be summoned through Orbs that you can either buy or earn. There will also be monthly calendar wallpapers featuring the 10 top heroes and heroines...

Kingdom-Building Survival Game 'Kingdom: New Lands' Coming to iOS and Android January 31st

You may recall seeing Raw Fury's Kingdom way back at GDC in March of last year when we went hands-on with an early build of the mobile version. The plan was to release the game on mobile later that summer, but it didn't quite pan out that way. That's not such a bad thing though as this past August saw the release of an expansion for Kingdom on desktop and console called New Lands, and since the mobile versions took a wee bit longer than anticipated now we'll be getting the full Kingdom: New Lands experience when it arrives on iOS and Android at the end of this month...

Monster-Slaying MMO 'God Eater Online' Opens for Pre-Registration in Japan

Back in September, we brought you the first details on Bandai Namco's upcoming God Eater Online, which looked like a seriously impressive attempt at bringing the Monster Hunter-esque behemoth beast slaying action to mobile. While details are scarce, especially for a launch outside of Japan, the most recent PC effort God Eater 2 Rage Burst received critical acclaim on its 2016 Steam release, as its strong emphasis on plot intertwined with its hectic JRPG gameplay made it both an accessible and endlessly deep title for anime and action gaming fans. For anyone won over by the dramatic first preview trailer, today God Eater Online has opened up for pre-registration on mobile in Japan, which suggests the title is close to a release in Asia, with hopefully a prompt Western launch soon after...

'OK Golf' Is an Upcoming Stylish Zen Take on the Sport

One of the best parts of watching golf is the beautiful landscapes that host the sport, and the upcoming OK Golf by okidokico is turning those landscapes into stylish dioramas that will remind you of Square Enix Montreal's GO games. That shouldn't come as a surprise since the game's developers have worked for Square Enix Montreal in the past (not sure whether one or both of them have done so). As you can see from the trailer below, the game aims at offering quite the zen experience that trades challenge for relaxation. With a minimalist interface and lovely music, OK Golf should offer serene gameplay - with the occasional irritation of throwing that ball into the water...

Play as a Martial Arts Monkey in Upcoming Beat 'Em Up 'Edo Superstar', Heading to iOS February 1st

Publisher Cleaversoft is partnering with renowned artist Jed Henry and his game development studio Hi-Tops on an upcoming mobile brawler called Edo Superstar, and the first trailer for the game is looking really fantastic. Henry is known for the Ukiyo-e Heroes series which present some of video game's biggest characters in traditional Japanese woodblock art. Edo Superstar is about a martial artist monkey named Masaru who must fight his way to Edo City in order to enter the famed Zodiac Tournament. Winning fights will earn Masaru fame which will help him improve his skills, but he'll need to be careful to avoid his former ninja clan during his journey as they're not too pleased he's forsaken them in pursuit of fame and fortune as a master fighter. Check out the trailer for Edo Superstar...

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