Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Evil Genius Online' Applies the 'Dungeon Keeper' Treatment to Another Cult Villainy Game

Evil Genius was originally a Dungeon Keeper [Free] style strategy game, released back in 2004, where instead of being the hero taking down the villain, you controlled a dastardly supervillain taking down superheroes and trying to conquer the world. Well, Dungeon Keeper got a controversial modernized version earlier this year, and now Evil Genius is going free-to-play as well with Evil Genius Online, which has soft launched in Canada. The game has been available in an open beta on Facebook for a while now, so this is just the game spreading its reach to other systems – and it syncs progress across platforms, too...

Telltale's 'Game of Thrones' Releases Next Week on iOS

We finally have a release date for Telltale's upcoming Game of Thrones series. The iOS version releases next Thursday, December 4th, with the first of six episodes in tow. This is actually very close to launch parity with the other platforms getting the game, as most other platforms get it a day or two before. Tales from the Borderlands has launched on other platforms but not on mobile yet. Still, it's impressive enough launching all these games on so many platforms near one another that Telltale deserves some slack for any delays, and Game of Thrones is coming out on each system's general release day (Tuesday for PSN, Wednesday for Xbox, Thursday for iOS)...

Upcoming 'Tiltagon' Wants to be the 'Super Hexagon' of Tilting Games

The challenging arcade game genre spawned by Super Hexagon [$2.99] has certainly seen plenty of games that follow its principles, and the Flappy Bird craze has to owe something to that as well. But not a lot of games in that vein really use tilt controls, perhaps because they're very hard to get right, especially in a fast-paced, unforgiving game. Well, the upcoming Tiltagon is going to try and do just that: be a tilt-based take on the Super Hexagon formula. Players will have to tilt a ball across a series of platforms that steadily disappear, collecting dots on the platforms to score a point and make the next one appear. The platforms get steadily more perilous, with things like obstacles spinning around them, platforms with large holes in the middle, and platforms that have falling-away pieces to deal with. It's not that easy...

'AwesomeBoots' is an Upcoming Game About Bopping People While Wearing Jet Boots

AwesomeBoots is a game releasing this Thursday, November 27th, that's worth getting excited for. It's an arena survival game that is kind of a combination of Toast Time [$2.99] and SlamBots [Free]. The protagonist of AwesomeBoots lives in a world where the government has banned boots, probably because boots now have jet propulsion systems in them, and they're clearly unsafe without proper licensing and training. Maybe that's why Mikey in Mikey Boots [$1.99] had to keep running. But this booted rebel is going to die with his boots on, using them to launch in the air, doing flips and the like to dodge the heavily-armed authorities trying to take him down. Thankfully, it's possible to bop enemies to take them out, and get more points, because you might as well take some of them with you on the way out!..

'Paranormal Minis' is a New Action Shooter from Ravenous Games

About a year ago, Ravenous Games announced in our forums that they'd once again teamed up with Bulletproof Outlaws, the folks who did the lovely graphics for League of Evil 2 & 3, and were working on a stylish new dual-stick shooter called Paranormal Minis. In the months that followed it sounded like some progress was being made on the game, but Ravenous had their hands full with other iOS releases, and eventually they put Paranormal Minis on the back burner, uncertain if they'd return to finish it or not. Well, as they posted today, Paranormal Minis is alive and well, and in fact it's received a pretty major design overhaul, going from a dual-stick shooter to a more traditional brawler-style action shooter. Here are a couple of new screens...

'The Witcher Battle Arena' Beta Now Accepting iOS Players

The season of the mobile MOBA is finally upon us, it seems, with Vainglory [Free (HD) / Free] getting such huge showcases from Apple. Plenty of other developers have been trying to make the MOBA genre work on mobile, and one of the more interesting entrants is CD Projekt Red, creators of The Witcher series, with The Witcher Battle Arena. The game was announced back in July with promises of three-on-three battles with no pay-to-win elements. A new trailer was released in August, along with a signup for a beta, but only on Android. Well now, iOS players who want to help beta test the upcoming MOBA can do so, as CD Projekt is looking for beta testers. You can sign up here at this link. They're not promising everyone gets into the beta, unfortunately, but this still may be a way to provide feedback and play the game before its worldwide release...

Check Out the 'Tales From The Borderlands' Launch Trailer

Telltale's Tales From The Borderlands is launching on Steam today, and like their games are always launched, will slowly drizzle out to other platforms over the course of the week. We'll likely see it on iOS anytime between now and Friday-ish, with fingers crossed that it's coming sooner rather than later. Telltale just released the following launch trailer, which is definitely worth a look...

'Bean's Quest' Sequel 'Bean Dreams' Launching on December 4th

We haven't heard much about Bean Dreams since we went hands-on with it at GDC in March, but today developer Kumobius has confirmed that the game is finally ready and is releasing on December 4th for $2.99. Bean Dreams will feature 48 new levels as well as a major new ability in the form of a chili pepper that allows you to dash mid-air. Needless to say, that seemingly simple change puts a fresh spin on the "complete a level with as few bounces as possible" nature of the original Bean's Quest [$2.99]. Here's a new trailer. Seriously, just the intro animation alone makes this my new favorite game...

Play 'Exiles: Far Colony' and 'The Deer God' Alpha Versions on Android with the Crescent Moon Games Humble Bundle

Crescent Moon Games just announced the trailer for the upcoming Exiles: Far Colony last week, and some of you may be dying to play it. Well, if you have an Android device, you can get your hands on an alpha version of it as well as the upcoming Metroidvania-esque The Deer God...if you have an Android device. The latest Humble Mobile Bundle is all about Crescent Moon Games, and features 8 of their releases, including a few Android debuts. But the real kicker here are the alphas for the upcoming games. By paying $8, you can get all 8 of the games in the bundle as well as the two alpha versions, before release...

'Ultimate Robot Fighting' Coming December 4th from Reliance Games

I make no bones about being a huge fan of Injustice: Gods Among Us [Free] on mobile, NetherRealm's pseudo-fighting-card-collecting game. Unlocking and upgrading new characters in the massive roster of fighters is actually just one gigantic grind, but it ends up being incredibly fun because the underlying fighting mechanics are so satisfying. Reliance Games, who have plenty of previous experience making mobile fighting games with titles like Real Steel [$0.99] and Pacific Rim [$0.99], is trying their hand at the card-collecting 3v3 hybrid brawler. It's called Ultimate Robot Fighting and you can see it in action in the following trailer...

Prepare to Die Frequently in We.R.Play's Upcoming 'Hex:99'

Pakistan-based developer We.R.Play has a pretty nifty challenging "finite runner" game coming out this Wednesday, November 26th, called Hex:99. The goal is to navigate a ball moving at high speed through a series of obstacles, dragging horizontally to move around everything that gets in the way. The game travels at high speed through futuristic environments, with the goal being to try and reach the 1999 distance in one piece. Check out the trailer below:..

Angry Mob Games Reveals Their Next Game, 'Toysburg'

Angry Mob Games is working on their first original title since Muffin Knight [$0.99 / Free], an ambitious-looking game called Toysburg will be going into beta testing soon. Players will play as a toymaker with a special power: turning kids into the toys they want to play with. This feels like the kind of concept that could power a horror movie, but hey – it's a bit more whimsical here. The game's got a mission-based structure, where they'll explore the town of Toysburg, finding kids to help and helping to create new toys for them. But there's also an inspiration from sandbox games, where it's possible to use different parts to help build the different toys. Here's a 3 minute long preview:..

'Gunbrick' Officially Unveiled from 'Icebreaker' Developer Nitrome

If you've been paying close attention to developer Nitrome on social media and teh Interwebz, you've no doubt noticed that they've been teasing a new game for some time now. Over the past couple of weeks, they've released brief teaser trailers for the game, but nothing that actually gave away what type of game it was or what it was about. Not even a name. Well, that changes today as Nitrome has officially unveiled their new game as Gunbrick, and they've released a new trailer that actually shows the game itself in action...

'Exiles: Far Colony' Trailer Released by Crescent Moon Games

Crescent Moon Games' next big self-developed title is Exiles: Far Colony, and it's expected to land later this year. The studio has been working on this game over the past year, an open-world action-RPG in the vein of something like Mass Effect meets Ravensword: Shadowlands [$6.99]. Players will be tasked with exploring an alien planet, discovering secrets witin the colony, and just doing general open-world shenanigans. Hop on an airbike and check out the landscape? Go for it. Want to see what's going on in some of the structures in the world? That's possible too. And there will be weird alien creatures to discover and defeat. Check out the new trailer for the game:..

First Trailer and Details Revealed for 'Need for Speed No Limits'

EA Mobile has just put out the first details and footage of the upcoming Need for Speed No Limits. We first heard about the game in conjunction with promotion for Ken Block's "Gymkhana Seven" which came out recently. Well, today we have the first concrete details on the game. The game is centered around street racing, with cops to avoid along the way. A trailer was released today, and it shows off a snippet of game footage – it could be lane-based like Asphalt Overdrive [Free], but that's unclear. Check the teaser below:..

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