Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Hang Line' is Like a Vertical 'Hook Champ' and is Heading to iOS and Android Soon

Every once in a while a trailer comes rolling across my desk here at TouchArcade and within a few seconds of watching it I instantly think "Now THAT is exactly MY type of game!" That describes just what happened when I watched the trailer for Hang Line, the first mobile release from developer Ed Kay, who has worked on mobile and console games previously but this is his first release entirely solo. The goal in Hang Line is to shoot your grappling hook out to hook onto chunks of a mountain, most of which will just instantly start falling once you've hung your weight on them. This means you'll need to quickly fling yourself from point to point trying to reach ever higher while also avoiding your everyday typical hazards like avalanches and goats attacking you. You know, normal stuff. Check out the awesome trailer...

I know that E3 was pretty devoid of mobile content, with Nintendo being one of the culprits, but in this case no news wasn't necessarily bad news. In a recent interview, Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aime, talked explained that the company felt E3 wasn't the place to talk about mobile plans, so Nintendo focused instead on Switch and the Nintendo 3DS. A place like South by Southwest would be a better place to talk about mobile, Fils-Aime pointed out. It was all about giving that specific audience what it wanted...




'Missile Command' and 'Solitaire' Mashup 'Missile Cards' Launching this Week

Do you like single-player card games like Solitaire but wish they had more explosions and stuff? Then developer Nathan Meunier's Missile Cards is for you. Released on desktop a couple of months ago, Missile Cards has you defending a city from incoming attacks by playing a card game, and the concept seemed like it would be such a great fit for mobile that our own now departed Carter Dotson bugged the developer enough on Twitter that he decided to bring it on over to mobile. He MAY have been planning that anyway, but don't burst Carter's bubble, ok? About a month later, a beta test kicked off for Missile Cards, and here we are just about a month removed from that and the game finally has an official release date: This Wednesday, June 28th...

We Are Closer to Getting a Mobile Version of 'Neo Scavenger'

A mobile version of Neo Scavenger, the turn-based hex-grid survival game, is closer to being a reality according to the game's developer. In a recent blog post, Daniel Fedor described the technical difficulties he had to face while trying to port Neo Scavenger on iOS and how he has (finally) overcome those and can now proceed to port it. That should be great news for anyone who enjoys turn-based games since Neo Scavenger is a great example of the genre...

'Eminence: Xander's Tales' Open Beta Pushed Back to Late July

A few days ago we wrote that the TCG/MMORPG Eminence: Xander's Tales was ready to go into open beta after quite some time in development. While the open beta is still coming, it has been pushed back a month to the end of July. Apparently, the game utilizes a third-party tool for the backend system, and its provider is shutting it down. So, the developers will now build their own server infrastructure, and even though most of the work has already been done, the system needs to be tested to ensure everything is smooth. So, you'll have to be a bit more patient...

'GRID Autosport' Developer Feral Interactive Teases Game Codenamed 'Lionheart', Coming 'Quite Soon' to iOS

Feral Interactive have struck a rich vein of form lately, with the ports of the classic Rome: Total War [$6.99 (HD)] strategy series bringing some true in-depth tactical action to the iPad. Furthermore, despite some sadly necessary delays in development, the first early glimpses of the mobile iteration of GRID Autosport have looked stunning, as the British developers look to emphasise their pedigree in porting titles to the App Store. You'd think with all this going on that the developers wouldn't have time for any other projects, however a cryptic tweet on their official Twitter account somehow suggests otherwise. In a similar style to their previous teases on social media, Feral Interactive have announced that a new game codenamed 'Lionheart' is on the way to the App Store, with a vague release date of 'quite soon'...

Check Out the 'Swing King and the Temple of Bling' Launch Trailer

The promising Swing King and the Temple of Bling is releasing June 29th, and today we got the game's launch trailer, and it looks like fun. The trailer shows off many of the different worlds you'll encounter as well as the different obstacles you'll have to avoid on your way to conquering the game's many levels. If you haven't read our earlier stories on the game, Swing King and the Temple of Bling is a single-tap portrait game that has you swinging around poles to navigate the environments and solve puzzles as you hunt for treasure...

'Taichi Panda' Developer Making 'Dark and Light: Tales of Gaia' MMORPG

Snail Games, of Taichi Panda and Age of Wushu, is currently developing a new MMORPG called Dark and Light: Tales of Gaia, and you can pre-register for it now. The game is based on the PC title Dark and Light, and it features traditional MMO gameplay along with some other new (at least according to the developers) ideas. You'll have your usual dungeon crawling and bosses, and players can choose from one of the game's three races. You can also raise mounts that you can use to fight in ground-to-air combat...

'Player Unknown's Battlegrounds'-Inspired 'Bullet Strike: Battlegrounds' Looking for Testers

As has been always the case in video game history, when game is successful, many follow in its wake. Player Unknown's Battlegrounds has sold over 4 million copies, so it's not surprising that mobile developers are trying to capture some of that magic on phones and tablets. Bullet Strike: Battlegrounds is one of those games, and it's looking for alpha testers in our Upcoming Games forums. As you can see from the trailer below, the game appears to adopt many of the usual battle royale mechanics of having to find weapons and get to killing people...

Mad Skills BMX [$0.99] and Mad Skills Motocross [$0.99] by Turborilla were entertaining racing games with fun visuals and strong competitive play, and it looks like Mad Skills BMX 2 will be offering that and more once it comes out. We really liked the original BMX for its fun-yet-challenging gameplay and competitive features, although we felt that its dependence on Facebook for multiplayer really left many players outside of the party. Mad Skills BMX 2 appears to retain the same visual style and gameplay, although we would have to go hands on with it to know whether it controls as well as the previous versions...

Check Out New Footage of 'Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition' Being Played with a Gamevice Controller, Game Launching Early July

Capcom launched the original Street Fighter IV [$4.99] for mobile way back in the March of 2010, and despite being a scaled down version of the full console game it played surprisingly well with its smattering of virtual buttons. A little more than a year later saw the release of Street Fighter IV Volt [$4.99], a new version of the game with the massive new feature of online multiplayer as well as a smattering of additional improvements. Street Fighter IV Volt was pretty darn popular with a really active online community, but for some reason all that success didn't translate into much post-launch support or any more new games, and the Street Fighter IV series on mobile remained dormant for the next several years. Until just under a month ago when Capcom Mobile announced Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition, a revamped version of Volt with long-awaited new features like new characters, widescreen support, higher resolution visuals, and MFi controller support. Then just last week a new trailer was released showcasing the many new characters that are set to arrive in Champion Edition. In regards to MFi support, that new feature is the focus of a new video from Gamevice showcasing Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition being played with a Gamevice controller for the iPhone...

MMORPG 'Crusaders of Light' Launching July 13th, Includes 40-Person Raids

As we wrote about a few months back, Crusaders of Light was one of many mobile games selling itself as a "fully-fledged" MMORPG on mobile, though most similar boasts never amount to much. However, Crusaders of Light will indeed bring some intriguing features along once it launches on iOS July 13th and Android July 20th. Its biggest claim to fame is 40-person raids, which the developers claim is a first for mobile. Crusaders of Light also brings to your device over 300 hours of gameplay...

We wrote a few times about the upcoming The Walking Dead: March to War, Disruptor Beam's take on the popular franchise, and now the game has soft launched in the Philippines, so you can go check it out. Disruptor Beam, which has developed Star Trek: Timelines and Game of Thrones: Ascent, is offering what it calls a story-driven multiplayer strategy game that will have you encountering many of The Walking Dead 's famous characters, such as Rick, Negan, Michonne, and Carl, as you try to build and sustain your settlement amidst the increasing tensions between the various colonies...

'Shot Online Golf: World Championship' Launching Brief Closed Beta Today

Shot Online Golf: World Championship is the upcoming mobile version of the PC MMO Shot Online, and it's opening its closed beta for iOS and Android players today. This real-time multiplayer game has you buying and upgrading clothes and clubs in single player missions to improve your stats and your skills, playing event matches—which include longest drive competition, nearest hit competition, and putting competition—and challenging opponents in 1v1 real-time matches, where you and your opponent can place bets...

Atari is getting ready to bring another game to mobile, and this was is called Goon Squad. Goon Squad is a fast-paced, card-based multiplayer brawler where you will fight in real-time with other players around the world as you try and conquer their headquarters, which allows you to steal their safes. And, of course, those safes contain rare cards you can add to your collection. As you can see from the screenshots below, the one-on-one mode of the game looks quite a bit familiar if you've ever played Clash Royale. However, the game also offers co-op and four player deathmatch modes, each with its own leaderboard and ranking system. There's also a Last Man Standing mode where you have to defeat three other players. Fun modes that should make for gameplay variety...

'Terra Battle 2' First Trailer Released, 'Terra Wars' Also Coming to Mobile

Just yesterday we wrote about Terra Battle 2 being in development, but today we have more information along with the game's first trailer. The game will have a new world map that lets you travel alongside your companions and setting up your formations prior to battle. And, according to the developers, the encounters and farewells that will come with your heroes' journey will be even more emotional and intense than the original game. The developers are planning a summer 2017 release, so we might get our hands on it faster than we thought...

'Darkest Dungeon' iOS Release Chance "Extremely High"

The PC game Darkest Dungeon is a fantastic roguelike RPG that's been very successful, and it looks like we're very close to getting it on our tablets. Back in 2016, we wrote a story about a blog post from the Darkest Dungeon's developers where they announced they were considering bringing the game to tablets, but we haven't heard much till then, until today that is. The developers just finished a Reddit AMA in celebration of the game's DLC, Crimson Court, and stated that the chance of a tablet release is "extremely high," which is great news to me and, possible, many of you. No other details on a tablet release were discussed—and no references to phones either—but it does look like we're getting the game after all...

Glu Mobile is mostly known for games such as Kim Kardashian: Hollywood [Free] and Tap Sports Baseball [Free], and now it's moving into wrestling territory with a title based on WWE Superstars. The game, which is being developed by the same studio that made Tap Sports Baseball, will have one-touch gameplay mechanics and, apparently, "deep meta game features," so expect to have to probably collect and upgrade wrestlers. As is to be expected, the game will include all your favorite stars like The Undertaker, The Rock, Triple H, John Cena, Roman Reigns, and Brock Lesnar...

'Snake Towers', from the Creator of 'Daddy Long Legs', Is Looking for Testers in Our Forums

Set Snail, of Daddy Long Legs [Free] fame, is developing a clever take on the classic Snake game called Snake Towers, and it's looking for beta testers in our forums. Snake Towers will have you endlessly wandering around looking for shiny objects and upgrades as you try to stay alive longer. You'll be going from tower to tower looking for gold, which makes your tail grow, and you can even find special hats—because every game needs hats—and other objects that will help you survive longer...

All Five of the First "Sega Forever" Titles Are Now Soft Launched in the Philippines

We posted about the Sega Forever announcement earlier this morning, and since then it seems that all five of the first batch of new (well, old, but new) free to play classic titles are available for download in the Philippines App Store. If you're curious how to get them now instead of waiting for them to hit the US App Store, you can follow our guide from Brawl Stars which should work basically the same- Just substitute the Philippines for Canada...

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