Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Space Strategy Adventure 'Star Nomad 2' Arrives on iOS June 1st

In late 2014, indie developer Anh Huy Phan brought an incredibly ambitious space combat/trading/RPG/strategy adventure called Star Nomad Elite [$1.99] to the App Store, and despite some rough edges, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Many of the features that were lacking from Star Nomad Elite and all the player feedback was being poured into a sequel, and in December of last year that sequel Star Nomad 2 released to generally positive acclaim on Steam. Here's the trailer from the Steam release...

Colorful Arena Runner 'Crashing Season' Arrives Thursday, New Launch Trailer Released

We first talked about Koukoi Games' upcoming arena runner Crashing Season about a month ago when the slick look of the trailer caught our eye, and we talked about it again earlier this month when Koukoi had submitted the game to Apple for approval and had their fingers crossed for a May 26th release. Well, guess what? The game is approved and is indeed coming out on May 26th! In case you've missed it before, Crashing Season is all about different animals taking revenge on their hunters by running around various arena environments and literally crashing into them to take them out. Check out this brand new launch trailer...




'Five Nights at Freddy's'-Related 'Sister Location' Gets its First Trailer, and it's Pretty Creepy

By now we know that Sister Location is the name of the next Scott Cawthon game, but not much else has been revealed. Today we got the first trailer for the game, and while it hasn't really revealed much about the gameplay and the story - although I'm sure many are picking it apart as we speak - it definitely shows a jump in the visuals department and possibly a shift from just depending on jump scares to frighten people. What I do think is that the continuous whispers and the trailer's general direction make Sister Location look more unsettling (in a good way) than previous games of the Five Night's at Freddy's franchise...

'Battleheart' Developer Mika Mobile's 'Lost Frontier' Gets First Trailer, Releasing June 2nd

Whenever Battleheart and Zombieville developer Mika Mobile makes a new game, it's an event worth stopping everything for. This tiny team has continuously cranked out high-quality hits but they're typically few and far between. Well, as was announced in late February, Mika has a new game in the works called Lost Frontier, and being a turn-based strategy game it's definitely something different from what they've created before. Earlier this month Mika tweeted that Lost Frontier was just about finished and being shipped off to Apple for approval sometime this month, and today they again took to Twitter to announce that Lost Frontier be releasing on June 2nd and there's now an official release trailer...

'2-bit Cowboy Returns' Brings More Game Boy-Style 'Westernvania' Action to iOS Next Month

Publisher Crescent Moon and developer Retro Phone Games (the new mobile label of Cascadia Games) have announced that 2-bit Cowboy Rides Again is set to release in a few weeks. A sequel to 2-bit Cowboy [$0.99 / Free], this one promises not to reinvent the wheel, but could prove to be fun. Like the original, you'll be exploring large 2D platforming levels that are inspired by Metroidvania games, as you explore their various nooks and crannies and do some backtracking to complete them. All this is set in a Western comboy theme, with 2-bit greenscale color inspired by the original Game Boy...

I have to confess that I previously owned an Eddie poster.. Don’t know who Eddie is? He is the main character in Iron Maiden's upcoming game Legacy of the Beast. Eddie is their zombie mascot and will be battling his way through time and space, early June. This Free to play RPG is being developed by Roadhouse Interactive, the guys who brought Warhammer 40k: Carnage [$6.99] a great endless runner that is currently on sale...

Over the Top Skating Game 'Skateboard Party 3 ft. Greg Lutzka' Coming Next Thursday

Ratrod Studio has a long history of bringing extreme sports activities to mobile devices. They cover snowboarding with their Snowboard Party series, drift racing with their Drift Mania series, and skateboarding with their Skateboard Party series. Oh, and let's not forget hockey fighting with their Hockey Fight games, too. Well, it's been more than 2 years since their last skateboarding outing, but that's about to change with the release of Skateboard Party 3 ft. Greg Lutzka next Thursday. ..

'West of Loathing' is an Absurd RPG from the Creators of 'Kingdom of Loathing'

I remember way back in high school my friends being into a web game called Kingdom of Loathing, an absurd MMORPG that featured crudely-drawn stick figures, but was a surprisingly deep experience. And somehow, Kingdom of Loathing is apparently still a thing in 2016. It is such a thing that a spinoff download game is being made called West of Loathing, and it's coming to desktop and iOS in 2017. Check out the trailer:..

'Romancing SaGa 2' Hits the App Store Next Week

Looks like next week is going to be a busy one, we already have Warp Shift to look forward to and now Square Enix is bringing Romancing SaGa 2 to ios and Android on May 26. It wouldn’t be a complete surprise if you haven’t heard of the game as it’s a Super Famicon port from the original 1993 version and was never released in English. We will have enhanced graphics and animations, Freeform Scenarios, crafting, typical RPG elements and of course full localization, to name a few...

'Warp Shift' to Enter our Dimension, May 26th

We are always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to game and it looks like DS Fislabs, the creators of Galaxy on Fire [Free], is bringing us just that in their next game, set to release on May 26th. We will be controlling a girl named Pi, sucked into a maze-like dimension where the aim is to rearrange the cubes to help her escape an ancient chamber that has trapped her. It should turn out to be more of a casual relaxing game, rather than a brain scratching score busting type...

Apple Rejects Palestinian-developed 'Liyla and The Shadows of War' for Being "Not Appropriate in the Games Category"

There's a bit of a kerfuffle developing on The Internet today as Apple has done an inexplicable thing that has made a bunch of people angry. Justifiably so, I'd say, but it sure does get demoralizing seeing so many people get mad about video games so frequently. Anyway, the episode in question involves Apple rejecting the approval of a game called Liyla and The Shadows of War based on the grounds that they don't consider it a "Game" and instead suggest classifying it under the "News" or "Reference" categories. This is according to a tweet from the Liyla Twitter account:..

Console and PC Puzzle Platformer 'Never Alone' Heading to Mobile as 'Never Alone: Ki Edition'

Never Alone is a 2014 puzzle platformer from Upper One Games that originally launched on Windows PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 before seeing ports for Wii U, PlayStation 3, Mac, and Linux in 2015. Now we can add two more platforms to the mix as Upper One has announced a special version of Never Alone for iOS and Android called Never Alone: Ki Edition. For the most part, Ki Edition will be the same game as other versions of Never Alone, but with a new touch control system, a new hint system, and graphics that have been optimized for mobile devices. Check out the trailer...

'Sky Force Reloaded' set to Release on June 2nd

Holy Moly my favorite time consumer’s big brother is hitting the App Store June 2nd. I’m talking of course about Sky Force Reloaded. The 2014 Sky Force [Free] was a blast and still a valid shooter today that you should be playing right now if vertical shooters are your thing. This is the one game that has spent the most time on my iPhone and we can trust Infinite Dreams to bring the same challenging gameplay and gorgeous visuals to the 2016 version. They promise 8 stages initially so we can count on some updates bringing more stages and goodies after release. Head over to the forums for some more eye candy depicting gameplay of the upcoming title. It looks like more of the same from the previous opus which is a good thing, upgradeable ship, hostage rescues, bonus crates, big bosses and a ton of variety...

Upcoming 'A Trail' is like 'Geometry Dash' but With Some Intriguing Twists to the Formula

I enjoy seeing promising upcoming games pop up in our forums, and A Trail is surely one of them, especially if you're a fan of games like Geometry Dash [$1.99]. A Trail is a fast paced 2D platformer where you guide your little cube through various levels. The twist in the formula is you have two buttons; Jump and Concentrate. While the first is self-explanatory (I hope), the second is the more interesting one since it decreases your little cube's size. At the start of the game and in any idle moment, the Blob's size increases. When you tap and hold the Concentrate button, Blob decreases while simultaneously increasing its speed; once you let go, it increases in size while slowing down. What this mechanic does is let the player go either for a fast but riskier run or a slower but safer one. And since your score depends on how many times you die, playing it safe can be rewarding...

'Lifeline: Whiteout' Officially Announced, Releasing May 26th

As we wrote a couple of weeks back, Three Minute Games was teasing an upcoming Lifeline game that had something to do with ice, snow, and plenty of cold. Today, Lifeline: Whiteout has been officially announced, and it's as cold as we'd imagined. In the fourth installment of the very popular series, you'll be helping V. Adams, a lost adventurer, survive a trek through a frozen wasteland while helping him discover his past and, maybe, salvage his future. As is always the case with Lifeline games, you'll be the only line of communication between Adams and the "real" world, and it will be up to you to help him survive...

'Five Nights at Freddy's'-Related 'Sister Location' Gets Second Teaser

The upcoming Five Nights at Freddy's [$2.99] related game Sister Location has a new teaser out now. An image of one of the new animatronics with the text "Everyone, please stay in your seats" has been posted to the Scottgames website. This obviously implies that an amusement park situation may be in play for this spin-off, after the initial teaser said "there was never just one." Hmm...

Makers of the Dark 'Hopeless' Series Are Going Sickeningly Sweet with New Game 'Sugar Slide' Coming Next Thursday

Upopa Games, makers of the arena survival game Hopeless: The Dark Cave [Free] and the side-scrolling on-rails style shooter Hopeless 2: Cave Escape [Free], have a new game hitting next week called Sugar Slide. While the Hopeless games are stylish and dark, featuring many crazy creatures and gruesome deaths, Sugar Slide is going in the exact opposite direction and features bright, cheery, colorful visuals and classic pipe-connecting puzzles reminiscent of Pipe Dream or even the Kiefer Bros' excellent Aqueduct [$3.99 / Free]. Check out the trailer...

'Dude Ball' is Doing the 'Crossy Road' Thing to Pinball

Take a tried-and-true gameplay concept, make it randomized and endless, and add an extensive cast of colorful characters to unlock and play as. This is known as Crossy Road-ifying, and it's all the rage in mobile nowadays. But what about the most classic arcade game of them all, pinball machines? That's what developer Wonder Maru is hoping to accomplish with their upcoming, amazingly-titled game Dude Ball. Randomly generated, endless pinball with tons of characters to unlock...

Award-Winning Board Game 'Castles of Mad King Ludwig' is Coming to iOS Soon

If you enjoy playing board games, you probably know designer Ted Alspach. If you don't, know that he's designed Suburbia, one of the best city builders in the board game world, and more recently the highly-rated Castles of Mad King Ludwig. Suburbia [$4.99 (HD)] made the trip over to iOS and Android and was quite fun to play, and now Jeremiah Maher - developer of Suburbia - is also porting Castles of Mad King Ludwig for both iPhone and iPad. If all goes as planned, the game should be available later this month. If you know nothing about King Ludwig, he was a pretty mad nineteenth-century King who decided to build a hugely-expensive (but gorgeous) castle that ended up becoming the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle. Castles of Mad King Ludwig has received quite a few awards, including being a 2015 Mensa Select Winner, and is generally considered quite a fun board game...

'Flipominos' is a Clever Puzzler with (Nearly) Infinite Levels that's Coming June 6th

Developer Ultramegatronic has unveiled their upcoming iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV game and it's a very interesting looking puzzle game called Flipominos. The basic idea is that each level is a gridded floor and you must move a three dimensional shape onto a target area. The catch is that the shape isn't just a simple square, and the target area will only match a certain side of the shape. The grids are also of varying shapes and sometimes with obstacles that must be worked around as you plop your shape around side by side. It's a really cool idea that's probably best explained by watching this trailer...

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