Category Archives: Upcoming Games

5v5 Real-Time Combat 'Tango 5' Has Soft Launched

If you're looking for a quick shooter game where you and 4 others can take on teams of 5 in real-time combat, Tango 5 is probably a game you should keep an eye on. The game, which has soft launched in the Philippines today, has you competing with other teams in best of three matches, with each round lasting only 99 second, which should be great for shooting people on the go. The developers are emphasizing that teamwork and precise maneuvering will be essential if you want to win your matches, but that all depends on how well you can communicate with your teammates and whether the game actually promotes cooperation...

Award-Winning 'Roll for the Galaxy' Getting a Digital Port Soon

Get ready for another great digital port as Roll for the Galaxy, the award-winning dice game of building space empires, is on its way to the digital realm. In Roll for the Galaxy, your dice represents your people, and you'll have to (as is usually the case) direct them to develop new technologies, settle other worlds, and transport goods across the galaxy. The player who better manages their workers and builds the best and more prosperous empire wins the game. Think of the game as a dice version of the popular Race for the Galaxy. The game has won quite a few awards and is number 36 on the BoardGameGeek Strategy rankings, which is pretty good...




'Dized' Adds Digital Aids to Your Physical Board Game Nights

Digital versions of board games have been a great way to make the games more accessible and easier to play when compared to their physical brethren, but there's something to be said for the social aspect of an actual board game night that the digital realm just cannot replicate. Dized is hoping to bring you the best of both worlds and offer an app that makes playing physical board games much easier. Dized, which has recently met its crowdfunding goal on IndieGoGo, wants to help you get over the "learning the rules" part of any board game and get straight to playing. The way it plans to do that is offering tutorials based on your actual playing of the physical board game, answering any questions you might have along the way, and only teaching you the rules you need to know for your current playthrough...

'Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story' Launch Trailer Shows a Bit More of That Phone

Accidental Queens' Another Lost Phone [$2.99] was an unexpected hit that resonated with players partly because of its unflinching approach to what some would consider controversial topics, and Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story, releasing on the 21st, is going to give us another chance to delve into someone's phone and personal life. Today, Accidental Queens released the game's launch trailer, and you can get a taste of how the game will look and play and the kinds of questions it raises. The story won't be just more of Another Lost Phone; the developers will explore new themes in the sequel and, of course, also bring us new puzzles and new mysteries...

Slick Upcoming Stunt Racer 'Rekt' Gets Three New Gameplay Trailers, Launching October 2nd

Two months ago we caught wind of a very cool looking trailer for an upcoming stunt driving game from developer Little Chicken Game Company simply called Rekt. The game has you driving around a large open map using a variety of vehicles to track down various jumps, ramps, and loop-de-loops in order to pull of some sweet in-air tricks. It's sort of like if Jet Car Stunts had a baby with the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater warehouse level. At least in my mind it is. Well, Little Chicken have revealed over the weekend not one, not TWO, not THREE… oh wait, yeah, three new gameplay videos showing off Rekt in action. The first two are general gameplay trailers while the third shows off a selection of the many cool vehicles and tire options you can use in Rekt...

'Pocket City' Could Be the Premium Mobile City-Building Game We've Always Wanted

There is no shortage of city-building games on the App Store, but you know what there IS a shortage of? City-building games that aren't free to play. Sadly, that particular monetization system has turned this great genre into something more akin to an idle game rather than the highly strategic affairs of past entries on desktop and console. And hey, there's nothing wrong with that you know? There's obviously an audience for games like SimCity BuildIt [Free], which is an absolutely gorgeous game and has been running strong for several years now, and I've personally had a lot of fun with it, but is far from a "proper" SimCity title. The freemium audience has been served well, but there is an underserved audience looking for an actual premium strategic city-building game on mobile. Well, Codebrew Games wants to fill that hole in the App Store with their upcoming game Pocket City, and it looks pretty fantastic in this animated .gif previewing a work-in-progress version of the game...

'Dunkers 2', Sequel to the Mega-Hit Wacky Physics-Based Basketball Game, Arrives Next Week

Of the entire library of Colin Lane's wacky physics sports games, Dunkers [Free] is the one that pushed things to the next level, as evidenced by this very interesting Twitter thread by Lane recounting the steps it took him and his collaborators to reach the 10 million total downloads mark across all his games. It's not surprising either, as Dunkers is just stupidly fun. I'm a sucker for any wacky physics game, but something about Dunkers was just special. Well, Dunkers fans, did you know a sequel was in the works? And did you know it's releasing next week? And did you know there's a shiny new trailer for said sequel? I didn't know any of those things until just right now!..

'Disjoint' Is a Clever Puzzle Adventure With a Cute Story, and Is Looking for Beta Testers on Our Forums

It goes without saying that anyone writing about mobile games will see an obscene number of puzzle titles every day. While I'm generally a sucker for anything that looks like it can kill a few minutes on the daily commute, the majority of such titles differentiate themselves with subtle spins on a core mechanic, or some flashy or understated graphical design. I wouldn't exactly call this 'stagnation', it's evident that a formula for puzzle games exists on the App Store, and as the old saying goes, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. This is why the upcoming Disjoint surprised me greatly from the very first sentence of its forum thread - being touted as a story-rich puzzle game is one hell of a claim, and the adorable tale of a man and his pig adventuring around a Super Mario World-esque overworld map is an extremely appealing concept. For an early glimpse of this intriguing puzzle romp, sign up for the Disjoint beta test on our forum thread...

'The Thief of Wishes' Is an Adorable Interactive Fairy Tale With Multiple Endings, Launching This Autumn

After spending the weekend watching classic Pixar films and reminiscing over my slowly fading youth, as well as going to see the brilliant 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's horror classic It, a cute, cartoony fairy tale story combined with creepy overtones is exactly what I need right now. Thankfully, All Blue Studio's upcoming interactive fairy tale game The Thief of Wishes manages to scratch this extremely specific itch, with protagonist Catharine travelling between reality and a nefarious nightmare realm to save her town. The sneak glimpse of the artwork that the developer has provided in the game's launch trailer conveys the duality at the heart of The Thief of Wishes excellently, and hopefully the story can stand up to this strong aesthetic design shine the title releases later in Autumn...

The Huge Mobile MMORPG 'Lineage 2: Revolution' Is Open for Pre-Registration

If you like playing MMORPGs on your mobile device, you probably already know about the upcoming Lineage 2 Revolution, the open-world action-RPG from Netmarble that's been on soft launch for a few months now. Starting today, you can pre-register for the game and receive the Hero's Starter Pack and Full Equipment set, which definitely doesn't hurt and will probably make your life easier once the game actually launches. In case you haven't read our earlier story on the game, Lineage 2 tries to stay as true as possible to its PC roots by bringing to mobile a huge open world, raids, 200-player castle sieges, character re-designs and classes, and much more...

'Into the Dead 2' Launching on iOS and Android October 13th, Creepy New Gameplay Trailer Released

When developer PikPok threw up a teaser site in early August for some sort of creepy upcoming game, most folks guessed that it would be a follow-up to their atmospheric zombie runner/shooter Into the Dead [Free]. Well, it turned out those people were right as just a few short days later Into the Dead 2 soft-launched in the Australian App Store. Into the Dead 2 promises more of the gruesome zombie slaying and the frantic need to survive of the original game, but weaves in a more substantial storyline as well as top-notch level designs and some new gameplay variety. Here's a brand new trailer showing Into the Dead 2 in action...

New 'Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times' Gameplay Trailer Released Ahead of October 19th Launch

Announced back in March, Perchang's Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times is one of the most anticipated new games for fans of 2013's excellent Warhammer Quest [$2.99] and simply fans of strategic turn-based dungeon crawlers in general. We've been following the game's development all year and learned just a couple of weeks ago that Warhammer Quest 2 will be launching next month on October 19th. In anticipation of that, Perchang has put together a brand new trailer showing off some of the basic mechanics to movement and combat in the game, as well as one very cool new feature...

'Ghoulboy' Is a Spooky Side-Scrolling Arcade Action Game, Coming Soon to the App Store

Today marks the first time an official 2D Metroid game has been released in over thirteen years. While you may be wondering the significance of such a milestone for mobile gaming, the fact that half of the Metroidvania genre label has been essentially defunct for so long - and we frequently use the term to describe many exciting exploratory iOS titles - means it's certainly something worth celebrating. While the upcoming Ghoulboy may be leaning more towards the 'vania' half of the descriptor, its undeniable retro charm combined with some nifty new platforming mechanics have lit an action gaming switch inside my brain, and there is a lot of potential for the title to make its own mark on the classic genre...

Spiderweb Software Announces 'Avernum 3: Ruined World' for Windows, Mac, and iPad

Spiderweb Software's Avernum series has a really interesting history. The first three games in the Avernum series are based on the first three games in the Exile series, also by Spiderweb, that were released in the mid-90s. The first Avernum and its sequel were originally released in 2000 with Avernum 3 arriving in 2002. Then, in 2011, Spiderweb decided to reboot and remake that original trilogy of Avernum games with a new game engine and expanded features. The first fruit of that endeavor was Avernum: Escape from the Pit [$9.99 (HD)], which gets its subtitle from the 1995 game Exile: Escape from the Pit. See how all this stuff comes full circle? It's pretty neat. Following that was Avernum 2: Crystal Souls [$9.99 (HD)] in 2015, which again takes its title from the Exile sequel Exile II: Crystal Souls. Now Spiderweb has gone and announced the final game in this rebooted trilogy, Avernum 3: Ruined World and–you guessed it!–it derives its name from the third Exile game Exile III: Ruined World. Check out the awesome trailer...

Clever Co-Op Puzzler 'Our Ways' Will Be Looking for Love on the App Store on October 11th

While the benefits of a relationship sure are plentiful, their very nature necessitates a huge deal of challenge and commitment, and it doesn't take long to stumble upon some convoluted horror stories around the internet. Thankfully, Our Ways has all the qualities of a relationship but is, well, actually fun. Through controlling two separate lovestruck circles with different sides of the screen, you must use your reactions and delicate controls to unite the protagonists in temporary bliss - at least until the next level. It's an ingenious concept that has repeatedly impressed us on previous glimpses in the past, and today the developers have announced that Our Ways will be launching as a $1.99 premium release on October 11th, as well as sharing an official trailer that gives a nice impression of the adorable concept of the title...

Blocky Farm is a very promising farmer simulator that's been in soft launch and beta for quite a bit now, and it's going to expand its soft launch to Australia and New Zealand tomorrow, which means more of you can check out this really cute game. Blocky Farm has you managing your farm—including driving the tractor—and taking care of your very cute pets and farm animals. There's a ton of things you can do in your farm that go beyond just driving the tractor around and getting into trouble. You can also use all kinds of cool animal gadgets, complete hundreds of quests in and around your farm, get collectible cards that allow you to upgrade your buildings or discover new gadgets, and a ton of other things...

'Block Fortress: Empires' Is the Next Foursaken Media Game, and It's 'Minecraft' Meets 'Clash of Clans'

I am convinced that Foursaken Media is a collective robotic AI or something that's fine tuned to produce an endless stream of games. Either that, or those guys really don't get any sleep and just develop games non-stop. Just a few days after releasing Noblemen: 1896, the developer is back with another Block Fortress [$1.99] game, Block Fortress: Empires. The first Block Fortress was like Minecraft and tower defense games had a baby, and the sequel, Block Fortress: War, tried to push more towards the direction of RTS and MOBA gameplay. This time around, Block Fortress: Empires takes a bit of Minecraft and a bit of Clash of Clans and turns it into another ambitious game, which has become pretty much the trademark of Foursaken Media games...

'Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story' from Accidental Queens Releases on September 21st

Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story from the creators of A Normal Lost Phone [$2.99] finally has a release date. Accidental Queens' original has crossed 100,000 sales worldwide across all platforms. The sequel will feel right at home to fans of the orignal. Laura's Story will again touch on themes not usually seen or themes not seen at all in games. There will be licensed music with songs like "36" by Kwes and "White Gloves" by Khruangbin in addition to more with the original soundtrack that releases on Septmeber 21. Watch the trailer below:..

The First Official Trailer for 'GRID Autosport' Has Been Released, and It Looks Incredible in Motion

While yesterday's Apple Keynote had a relatively strong mobile gaming presence, with the exclusive reveal of Sky from thatgamecompany and some impressive ARKit experiments showing the full capabilities of this exciting new technology, I came out of the conference feeling a little disappointed. Those amongst our lively Discord community will have seen me repeatedly predict that GRID Autosport, Feral Interactive's stunning racing simulator, would make an appearance. After all, if there ever was a game to show off the ridiculous capabilities of the shiny new iPhone X, it'd be GRID Autosport. Thankfully, the developer has numbed the pain somewhat by releasing their first official trailer for their highly anticipated racing title, and I can't help but feel that GRID Autosport could the premium driving simulator that the App Store has desperately needed for so many years...

'Taichi Panda 3: Dragon Hunter' Soft Launching Tomorrow

Taichi Panda [Free] and its sequel have been quite successful because of the fast and fluid fighting and the great online multiplayer features that kept players coming back for more. If you are one of the many Taichi Panda players or just want to fun action RPG to play on your devices, you probably want to check out the upcoming Taichi Panda 3: Dragon Hunter, which will soft launch tomorrow. Taichi Panda 3 will have you playing with friends in an open world and will have you playing both on land and in the skies, with huge dragons you can ride and use to take out everyone around you Game of Thrones-style. The seamless map should make exploring and fighting more fun, although the trick is making an open world with enough content and variety as to be interesting...

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