Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Squids Inc' is a Fantastic-Looking Underwater Action Game That Needs Beta Testers

Pantz Games has announced their new game Squids Inc, an on-rails shooter that looks incredibly well-made. You'll be blasting targets under the sea, using explosive weaponry to shoot all your fishy opponents. Fast-paced action is the name of the game here, as the trailer reveals. Good production values go a long way with games – it's part of why Crossy Road [Free] was such a hit. And Squids Inc looks amazing in this latest trailer that Pantz has revealed:..

It's crazy to think that there was a time where few things were hotter than anything to do with Bejeweled. Back in the 2000's when PopCap was still a tiny company few people had heard of, it seemed like everyone knew Bewjeled. I've owned a variety of the game on practically every platform I've had since then, including but not limited to the good ol' Palm Treo. Somewhere along the way, Candy Crush became a thing and seemed to dethrone Bejewled as king of all matching games, but maybe this latest iteration, Bejeweled Skies will do something to change that?..




First Trailer Released for 'Pinball Breaker Forever' from XperimentalZ, Coming this Month

Towards the end of February, Don't Run With a Plasma Sword [Free] developer XperimentalZ Games announced their next mobile gaming project, a mashup of pinball and brick breaker appropriately called Pinball Breaker Forever. At that time they only had a few early screens of the game as they were looking for beta participants, but since then the game has progressed nicely and today XperimentalZ has sent along the first trailer for Pinball Breaker Forever, and it looks like great fun...

'VOEZ', The Latest Rhythm Game From 'Deemo' Developer Rayark Is Coming May 26th

While Rayark has recently received quite a bit of acclaim for their stylish action game Implosion: Never Lose Hope [$9.99], longtime fans of the developer likely associate them more with rhythm games. Both Cytus [$1.99] and Deemo [$1.99] are counted by rhythm game lovers as being among the best on iOS. The games provide challenging action, gorgeous visuals, excellent music, and even a little story to go with all of that. Rayark appears to be building on those strengths with its upcoming release, VOEZ. It's scheduled to release on the App Store on May 26th, so mark your calendars appropriately...

'Blitz Breaker' and 'Twisted Lines' Need Beta Testers

It's always cool playing upcoming games. It's a thrill that doesn't wear off, and anyone in the media who doesn't still get a bit of excitement from playing something ahead of its regular availability should reconsider why they're in the gaming media. Thankfully, everyday peoplelie you, the reader, can play prerelease games as well in exchange for some helpful feedback, as indie developers often working on budgets of $nothing need people with various devices for technical reasons, not to mention making sure their games get as many eyes on them as possible. And with the new Testflight, it's possible for developers to get hundreds of testers. It's a pretty cool feature. We often post about developers needing testers, and developers often have great things to say about our audience and their testing...

Foursaken Media is blasting through 2016 at an epic pace. We're not even a third of the way through the year and they've already released All is Lost [Free] and War Tortoise [Free]. Heck, War Tortoise has barely been out for 48 hours as of publication and already Foursaken is getting game number three this year ready. Their action-RPG Adventure Company, which we've written about before, has just soft launched in several countries. Yes, two days after War Tortoise's launch. Heck, even if they waited a week that would be a pretty quick pace, but if it's ready, it's ready, right?..

Barring Bad Weather, Flight Simulator 'Take Off - The Flight Simulator' Takes to the Skies June 9th

If you've been looking for a good flight simulator, keep an eye on Take Off, which will, well, take off June 9th. As I wrote about a few weeks back, Take Off tries to offer plenty of variety in the experience of flying rather than just have you fly from A to B like an overpriced taxi service (though an Uber version of what would be interesting). Instead of that single scenario, Take Off will have you flying rescue missions, offering sightseeing services, performing emergency landings, and much more. The game simulates day/night cycles and a variety of weather conditions to making flying more enjoyable and more treacherous...

'Duelyst' Has Officially Released on PC, a Mobile Release Should Come in 2016

A few months back we wrote about the upcoming Duelyst going into beta, and I talked about how I was looking forward to getting this game on my mobile. Well, that day is closer since Duelyst has launched for PC and according to the developers, from here on they'll be focusing on making the mobile version of Duelyst great and hope to launch at some point in 2016. If you haven't heard of the game or don't know much about it, Duelyst is a fast-paced collectible card game with a tactical battlefield, and it looks great. The game currently over 330 cards across 6 unique Factions and offers ranked season ladder and draft mode tournaments. And the matches last between 5-10 minutes, making it great for mobile...

2D Multiplayer Shooter 'Armajet' Will Have Limited Alpha Access Starting May 13th

I've mentioned quite a few times in the past that where the mobile platform excels at is at offering a huge community for multiplayer games, and upcoming 2D multiplayer shooter Armajet aims to capture precisely that community. Armajet developers describe the game as a competitive, mobile, multiplayer shooter with fast-paced jetpack combat, and as you can see from the trailer below, it looks both fast and fun. The developers enjoy the esports scene, so they are aiming to create a spectator-friendly fast-paced arena shooter that will be fun to play but also fun to watch. The game is easy to play but hard to master with the depth pro-gamers want from a competitive game,  always according to the developers...

'Space Marshals 2' Should Release in June, Sequel Will Turn the Stealthyness Up a Notch

Space Marshals [$4.99] is a favorite both with the TA staff and the readers in our forums partly because it managed to get stealth gameplay quite right and packaged it in a gorgeous package. No one should be surprised, then, that we are all looking forward to the game's sequel, and according to a blog post today, Space Marshals 2 should release at some point in June. If you remember, back in September developer Pixelbite asked for player feedback on what kind of features players wanted to see in the sequel. I have no idea what you guys requested (though many in the comments hoped the game keeps its stealth system and adds more locations), but I think the announced features should make most players quite happy...

Noodlecake and PixelZapp's 'Caterzillar' Launches in May

We got to see Noodlecake's Caterzillar back at GDC, and if the game intrigued you, well, good news: we now know that the game's going to release on May 12th. This platformer has you playing as Bob the Caterpillar, trying to eat all the fruits, while exploring twisty and turny worlds. You can run along any surface, not unlike games such as Soosiz [$0.99 / $0.99 (HD)] and Momoka [$6.99]. Looks pretty cool, here's the new trailer:..

Upcoming Enhanced Mobile Port of 'Romancing SaGa 2' Gets First English Language Trailer

This past December, Square Enix announced that they would be releasing an enhanced port of their classic 16-bit RPG Romancing SaGa 2 on iOS devices in Japan. Given that the game had never been translated to English, and that it was a highly quirky and niche game to begin with, it seemed pretty unlikely that the game would ever make it outside of the shores of Japan. Which was a shame because it was such a unique title. Well, earlier this month we were very happy to have been proven wrong as Square Enix confirmed that the Romancing SaGa 2 iOS game would indeed be releasing worldwide. Today they've posted a brand new trailer for the game detailing its many features, both new and old...

Sugary Logic Puzzle Game 'Puzzlepops!' Arrives May 12th, New Trailer Released

During GDC last month, I had the chance to sit down with ex-Halfbrick designer Layton Hawkes and talk about his experience striking out on his own and developing his first solo game, a logic puzzler called Puzzlepops! Despite its bright colors and candy theme, Puzzlepops! is a truly hardcore puzzle game that will test your brain to the fullest. I was really impressed with it at GDC, and I'm happy to learn that Puzzlepops! is finished and has a release set for May 12th. Check out the brand new trailer...

'Avadon 3: The Warborn' Gets a Trailer, Coming to iPad, Mac and Windows this Fall

"They don't make 'em like they used to!" is an expression that does not apply to Jeff Vogel and his development studio Spiderweb Software. He began making in-depth RPGs for desktop computers back in 1994, and has continued to do so for the past two decades while retaining the old-school visuals and gameplay of those original mid-90s titles. We're quite fond of Spiderweb's games around here, so we're stoked to hear that their latest release Avadon 3: The Warborn will be hitting the iPad alongside Windows and Mac machines later this year. Check out the brand new trailer...

Mobile MOBA-ish Game 'Titan Brawl' Gets a New Trailer, Shaping Nicely

I am really glad PC games like League of Legends don't have a /played command to see your cumulative play time, as mine would be... Horrifying. I play a ton of PC MOBA's, but really have yet to find one on mobile that has really grabbed my attention for very long. Titan Brawl is another entry in the space that we've posted about before, which now has a brand new trailer:..

'AlphaCat', The Dungeon Crawling Puzzler for People with Toxoplasmosis, Soft Launches in Canada

I feel like ever since Dungeon Raid [$0.99] entered my life then was left to wither on the vine I've been chasing the next best things in dungeon crawler-y puzzle games that have all sorts of different layers of RPG-ish depth to them. Thankfully, the rise of free to play on the App Store has created an environment where there's absolutely no shortage of these kind of games. The latest is AlphaCat, a game which (per the trailer) seems to check an awful lot of boxes of what I'm looking for in these kind of things:..

'Roll Spike: Sepak Takraw' is a Crazy Sport of Bicycle Kicks in Volleyball

There's a decent chance you've never heard of sepak takraw. I'm not very familiar with it, except one of my favorite videos by The Onion covered it, mocking American sports drama. And the sport looks absolutely absurd: like volleyball but with kicks instead of volleys with the arms. And spikes are done through absurd-looking roll spikes. It's a sport where the bicycle kick is a common move. And while I love baseball because fat people can do well at it, I think you have to be in peak physical condition to play sepak takraw, and that's just impressive. But sadly, the sport just hasn't had much exposure in America. That may be about to change, as Roll Spike is a mobile game based on sepak takraw...

So, take the details of this article with a pinch of salt since my Korean is on the rusty side (and there's no English translation as of the writing of this story). What we do have for sure are the first screens of the upcoming Final Fantasy XI reboot for mobile. In a conference taking place in Korea, we got an announcement that Nexon is partnering up with Square Enix to reboot the game, and it's being made in the mobile version of Unreal Engine 4, which should make it look gorgeous. Nexon is rebuilding the game from the ground up on UE 4 in order to take advantage of all the engine can offer to mobile...

Super Meat Cat? Asura's 'Cat Knight Story' is a Masochistic One-Touch Platformer Looking for Beta Testers

Are you tired of waiting for the iOS version of Super Meat Boy that most likely will never see the light of day? Asura Game Studio is hoping to give you the fix that Team Meat won't with their upcoming one-touch precision platformer Cat Knight Story. Yes, it's a game about a cat, which gives it bonus points in my mind. However, it also looks like the kind of masochistic platforming that I enjoy. You can see the pretty clear Super Meat Boy influences in this first trailer for Cat Knight Story...

Live Out Your Dreams of Being a Circus Performer in 'CarneyVale: Showtime', Launching May 5th

Who hasn't thought about running away and joining the carnival at some point in their life? Living that nomadic lifestyle as you travel from city to city, manning one of the game booths or perhaps even performing using one of your crazy talents. Sign me up! But making a massive life-altering decision like that isn't easy, so if you'd like to live out those fantasies but from the comfort of your iOS device then CarneyVale: Showtime might just be for you. Check out the trailer...

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