Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'GDC 2015: SMG Studios Shows Off 'One More Bounce'

Earlier this week at GDC we met up with the folks at SMG Studio (makers of the popular One More Line [Free] and excellent TD title OTTTDΒ [$4.99]) to discuss their latest creation...

GDC 2015: 'Eisenhorn: Xenos' Will Have Gorgeous Visuals and Brutal 'Warhammer' Combat

Pixel Hero Games, the developers of Sprial: Episode One [$3.99], have been at work on Eisenhorn: Xenos, the latest game based on a Warhammer license. This one is based on the novel of the same name, and will be a 3D action-adventure game where you play as an Inquisitor, fighting off enemies using your sword, guns, and psychic powers. Your hero is voiced by Mark Strong, stern-voiced British actor of note, and will deal out executions and psychic move-planning with bravado. Combat is entirely real-time, somewhat similar to God of War and the like, using virtual controls for combat. You have an indicator that pops up for when you can chain together combos from your three attacks, and can dodge-roll away from enemies...

'Dungeon Hunter 5' Coming March 12th, New Cinematic Trailer Released

Gameloft has been teasing Dungeon Hunter 5 since the beginning of this year, and today they've finally revealed when we can get our hands on the final product: March 12. Gameloft has also released a new cinematic trailer announcing the release date, and while I'm not typically a big fan of cinematic trailers that don't show any sort of gameplay, this one is pretty awesome...

'Knights of Pen & Paper 2' Coming May 14th

One of our favorite mobile RPGs is Knights of Pen & Paper [$4.99], an RPG adventure that was about a bunch of RPG fans sitting around and playing some gold old fashioned tabletop RPGs. The whole "game within a game" aspect made it feel like a massive love letter to the RPG genre, as our own Shaun Musgrave pointed out in his meaty RPG Reload of Knights of Pen & Paper. Well, if you were a fan like we were, then you should be pretty excited to hear that Paradox Interactive has announced Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is coming to mobile and PC on May 14th...

Prepare to Fight! 'Mortal Kombat X: Mobile' Teased in New Trailer

As a huge fan of Injustice: Gods Among Us [Free] on mobile, and a life-long fan of the Mortal Kombat franchise, I've often wished that NetherRealm Studios would finally mash-up the two and come out with a mobile fighter similar to Injustice but using the Mortal Kombat lore and characters. Well, it looks like that's just what they're doing! You can't see it, but I'm doing the happy dance right now. Check out the first teaser trailer for Mortal Kombat X Mobile...

First 'BlazBlue: Battle Cards' Gameplay Trailer Hits

Last month Metaversal Studios announced BlazBlue: Battle Cards, a competitive card battling game based on the popular BlazBlue fighting game series. In that announcement Metaversal released a teaser trailer, that was pretty darn teaser-y. It didn't really show anything from the game itself, so we've been kind of wondering what the actual game will look like in motion. Well, the cat is now out of the bag as today Metaversal has released the first gameplay trailer for BlazBlue: Battle Cards. Check it out...

The iOOTP series of baseball simulators goes legit in March as the franchise gets its MLB license with MLB Manager 2015, featuring real players along with the actual MLB franchises that they're on. Out of the Park Developments has released the first details and screenshots of the game. They show a similar interface as previous versions, but there's new features inbound. The game will launch with each team's 40-man roster with 20-25 of their prospects, with an update down the road that will include official Opening Day rosters. You can shop players to other teams to help find trades, simulate to specific dates, and enjoy improved trade AI, with other tweaks to make the experience better. ..

Get on Board the 'Downwell' Hype Train!

Japanese developer Moppin is working on a game called Downwell, which is about controlling a little fellow with gun boots, as he fights off enemies, collects that sweet, sweet treasure, spending it at the occasional shops that pop up. Sure, that all sounds neat, but you need to see this game in motion, because it looks utterly fantastic, with a black, white, and red color scheme, and animation feedback that makes me want to play this game right stinking now...

'Mutant Football League'  Trying to Make Hyper-Violent Football Happen Once More

Remember Mutant League Football, the violent football game published by EA, using the fantasy setting to boast action that's only slightly more over-the-top than what real football has? I mean, people aren't exploding into bits in the NFL, but knees aren't safe, and the brain trauma is immense. Well, Mutant Football League (the last two words are swapped, that's the difference) is going to pay homage to that series, headed by original designer Michael Mendheim. Check out a pre-alpha trailer of one of the versions of the game below. The game is set for PC, consoles, and mobile as well...

Check Out the Live-Action Teaser Trailer for 'The Wild'

Toonuva Games' hotly-anticipated survival-crafting game The Wild, taking place in the Vermont wilderness, has a new live-action teaser trailer showing off some of what they hope the final game to be. There's apparently going to be a full-length trailer down the road, too. You can hear bits of the music that will be in the game, as revealed the other day...

Nexon to Tackle the Free-to-Play Roguelike with Upcoming 'Legacy Quest'

Nexon and developer Socialspiel have just announced Legacy Quest, a roguelike dungeon-crawler coming this summer. While the term 'roguelike' is definitely one that's loosening from its Berlin definition, at least Legacy Quest is keeping a couple key elements: permadeath of heroes and procedurally-generated dunegons. Combat will be real-time, and the experience you earn will go toward upgrading future heroes to make them better-equipped towards tackling future challenges, along with the ability to craft newer and better weapons. Customized items that players have will become collectible items in the game world that other players can even pick up...

'The Quest Keeper' Could be the Dungeon-Crawling Version of 'Crossy Road'

Tyson Ibele, developer of Jungle Moose [Free], has just announced a nifty-looking game called The Quest Keeper. At first glance, it looks like Crossy Road [Free] meets a dungeon-crawler, as there's voxel visuals, and an isometric camera perspective, though where Crossy Road had you hop with each tap or swipe, you keep moving in the same direction based on the direction you swipe here. You'll be completing quests given by the eponymous character, trying to make it as far as possible through dangerous dungeons...

'Dragon Hills', the Upcoming Rebel Twins Game, Looks Like an Epic Take on the 'Super Mega Worm'/'Death Worm' Formula

Rebel Twins is one of my favorite iOS developers, and the trailer for their new game Dragon Hills has me all kinds of excited. With their last two games Rebel Twins took some familiar concepts and dressed them up with their fantastic art style. For example, Daddy Was A Thief [$1.99] was essentially a "fall down" game, but with tons of added details and mechanics that made it really stand out. Same with their follow-up title Aliens Drive Me Crazy [$1.99], which at first glance seemed to be a standard side-scrolling auto-runner but was peppered with moments of platforming and sheer destruction. With both games, it's really the attention to detail and blending of various mechanics that take them up a notch. Following in that tradition, Dragon Hills takes the "burrow-resurface-eat everything in sight" formula of the classic Death Worm [$0.99] and its mobile homage Super Mega Worm [$1.99 / Free] and gives it the Rebel Twins treatment. Check out the trailer...

It's Official: 'Final Fantasy: Record Keeper' Is Releasing In English

If you've listened to TouchArcade's new RPG Reload Podcast, you might have heard me talking about Final Fantasy: Record Keeper, a free-to-play social RPG from DeNA and Square Enix that launched late last year in Japan. Regular readers know that I play a lot of social RPGs, but very few of them actually stay on my phone for any length of time. For all of Square Enix's attempts at the popular genre, up until now none of them had quite the right mix of ingredients to really pull me in. Final Fantasy: Record Keeper finally broke that pattern. I've been playing it steadily for the last few months, and I can't see myself putting it down anytime soon. It hits all the right notes for Final Fantasy fans, and even quite a few of my less mobile-inclined friends have been quite happy with it. The only issue has been the fact that the game is only available in Japanese from the Japanese App Store...

Sonic Team's 'Sonic Runners' Soft Launches In Japan And Canada

I had a feeling this was going to come any day now, but SEGA's latest free-to-play game featuring their signature character, Sonic Runners, has arrived in both the Japanese and Canadian App Stores. The game is a side-scrolling, stage-based auto-runner developed by Sonic Team. It's their first original title for mobiles, with previous non-port Sonic mobile games being handled by SEGA subsidiary Hardlight. The hope is that the game being handled by the team behind the main Sonic games might produce something a little more authentic to the character. The other Sonic free-to-play games haven't been bad, but they've been missing a certain something that keeps them from feeling like true Sonic games...

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