Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Backflip's Colorful Puzzler 'Dwarven Den' Launching on May 1st

The latest title from DragonVale developer Backflip Studios, Dwarven Den, is scheduled to launch worldwide on iOS on May 1st, the studio announced today. Dwarven Den stars dwarves with hearty beards who must navigate through maze-like levels by mining through various types of blocks and figuring out environmental puzzles, all while collecting loot and avoiding hazards and monsters. Check out the official trailer...

'Rex Rocket' is an Upcoming "Metroidvania"-Style Platformer that I Need in My Life

An upcoming game that was recently posted to our forums has caught my attention, and I don't think I'm alone in being incredibly excited for it. The game is called Rex Rocket from developer Castle Pixel, and it's an action platformer inspired by such classics as the Mario series, Mega Man and Metroid. In fact, it's a "Metroidvania" style game, which means you'll be exploring a series of interconnected levels on a huge spaceship. The story follows a typical space calamity: You play as Rex Rocket, former war hero and current transport ship captain, and during a routine mission transporting slimy Terra-Oozling creatures something goes awry and "all heck breaks loose." While the ship's entire crew was in cryo-sleep, the Terra-Oozlings escaped and corrupted the ship's AI. It's up to you to battle back against this slimy enemy, rescue your crew and regain control of your ship...

Square Enix Release a New Trailer for Free to Play 'Final Fantasy Agito'

Final Fantasy Agito, Square Enix’s latest iOS title just got a new trailer ahead of its Japanese release in May. Directed by Hajime Tabata, Agito is a 3D RPG featuring real-time combat and stunning CGI cinematics. Set in the same universe as Final Fantasy Type-0, Agito has a new storyline broken down in chapters that are played out in real time and that change based on the decisions you’ll make. At the end, a new “cycle” will begin and you’ll have more choices to select from. Thus, the game should always be evolving. It sounds insanely weird and we’ll have to wait and see how the free to play elements impact the gameplay. It should be noted that Agito doesn’t have a solid release date here in the west and we’re not even sure it’s going to be released elsewhere...

'Machinarium' Creators Amanita Design Plan to Release 'Botanicula' on iPad This May

Amanita Design make some really awe inspiring games. The art they used in game like Samarost or Machinarium [$4.99] is so beautiful it's hard to not stop and admire each screen of both games. The last title they released was Botanicula a fantastic point and click game that followed some strange critters. The plot is quite simple: A giant spider is corrupting the world and it’s up to you to save the day. But of course, everything’s wonderfully weird in this world and you’ll have your mind filled with lots of beautiful scenery and mysterious creatures before your time with the game is over. If you’re still curious about the game, here’s a trailer from the PC version:..

New Trailer Released for 'Castaway Paradise,' an 'Animal Crossing'-alike for iOS

It’s no secret that Nintendo's Animal Crossing has been highly successful in its handled form, and the 3DS version was even out of stock for quite some time in Japan. It's curious then that we haven't yet seen a game quite like that on iOS. Stolen Couch Games thought that was strange too and they decided to create their own take on it. Castaway Paradise is everything you’d expect from a game of that genre. It features houses you can customize, a village to rebuild and plenty of activities like fishing, farming and bug-hunting. It’s also running real-time which means that special events will happen on certain days or at night. Today, Stolen Couch Games has released a new trailer showcasing the customization aspect. Take a look:..

Check Out the New Trailer For the Skull-Flinging Game 'Skullduggery!'

One of the games we saw at GDC during the Big Indie Pitch was ClutchPlay Games' skull-flinger, Skullduggery!. Well, it's got a new trailer now and it's themed for today's US-centric Tax Day. So, if you've got your taxes done, give it a look:..

Introducing 'Miniverse': A Clever Puzzle Game About Saving People in Space

Here's something neat I found over the weekend: it's called Miniverse, and it's an action-puzzle game in development from a two-person team calling themselves Coding Cat Games...

In 'Severed,' You Dismember Your Enemies and Use Their Limbs as Your Own

DrinkBox Studios, best known for last year's Guacamelee!, are making their mobile debut in 2015 with Severed, a first-person exploration and combat game with a killer art style and a soundtrack to match...

'Wayward Souls' Is Finding Its Way to the App Store Later This Month

In a late-night post on its Facebook page, Rocketcat Games officially announced that Wayward Souls will hit the iOS App Store on April 24th. This isn't entirely unsurprising—the game was submitted to Apple earlier this month, after all—but it's nice to have a firm date after a longer-than-expected development cycle...

PAX East: Harmonix Announces 'Record Run', a Runner that Utilizes Your Library of Music

Harmonix, the creators of Rock Band and Dance Central, first appeared on the iOS scene with the weird video app VidRhythm [Free] and while we thought it was great in our review it wasn’t really a game per se. Today, during Pax East, the announced a new mobile game called Record Run. It’s an endless runner that uses your library of songs. As you’ve probably guessed by now you’ll jump, run and slide to get as far as you can, collecting vinyl records along the way...

Gameloft Posts New 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer, Launching April 17th

If you found yourself excited for the teaser trailer Gameloft released last month for their upcoming movie tie-in mobile game The Amazing Spider-Man 2, then check out this latest trailer which gives a better look at the game itself. Spoiler alert: Spidey slings lots of webs and beats the crap out of a whole lot of bad guys. It looks pretty cool, check it out...

Earlier this morning at PAX East, Blizzard announced a new single player campaign for their breakout free-to-play card battler game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. The new mode is called “Curse of Naxxramas" and takes place in an ancient necropolis of the same name. This will be the first bit of single player content for Hearthstone (not counting the game's brief tutorial or practice rounds against the AI)...

'Age of Empires: World Domination' Announced for iOS, Coming this Summer

It was back in the middle of 2013 that we first heard about Microsoft’s plan to bring the Age of Empires Franchise to iOS. We originally thought it would be a port of the free to play Age of Empires Online but instead they’re creating an entirely new game in the series. Called Age of Empires: World Domination and developed by KLabs Games, it features known world leaders and historical characters. It’s unclear whether this is a true RTS or a Clash of Clans-like strategy game. Make up your own opinion with this trailer that showcases a few seconds of gameplay:..

'Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers' Coming to iPad this Summer, Playable at PAX East

It's getting close to that time of year again, as the latest edition of Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers is on the horizon according to a post at IGN. In June of 2012, Magic 2013 [Free (HD)] was released for the iPad and we really liked it a lot. It lacked the robustness of the physical card game, but served as a perfect gateway to get people into the whole world of Magic, and the digital version was a perfect way to get your Magic fix on the go. Last June Magic 2014 [Free (HD)] kept the experience mostly intact, but did offer some nice new features. Magic 2015 sounds like it will again be more of a good thing, but IGN notes some of its new features will include "the ability to build customized decks, a more robust deck builder, and premium booster packs." Here's a brief teaser...

IceFlame's 'Soccer Rally 2' Hits the App Store on April 24th

Developer IceFlame Ltd struck an odd but incredibly fun mashup when they combined soccer with rally cars in 2012's Soccer Rally [$0.99], and they've been working diligently on a sequel ever since. The last time we checked out Soccer Rally 2 it was back during GDC last year, and we really liked what we saw. Soccer Rally 2 takes the core formula of the first game but expands on it in just about every way. We've been waiting patiently for Soccer Rally 2, and today IceFlame has announced that the wait won't be too much longer as the game is set to launch on April 24th. Here's a brand spanking new trailer...

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