Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Are These the First Screenshots of Telltale's 'Game of Thrones' Series?

The first details of Telltale's upcoming Game of Thrones episodic series made their way out onto the internet last week, and now it looks like the first screenshots have made their way out into the internet. The screenshots show off digital representations of some of the cast of the HBO show based on the book series. Most recognizable are Cersei Lannister and Tyrion Lannister, looking all Headey-like and Dinlakesque, respectively. However, they'll be side characters in the story, as players will take control of multiple characters in House Forrester, who have not yet appeared in the TV series but are in the books, with events taking place between seasons 3 and season 5 of the HBO series...

Square Enix Announces New 'Final Fantasy' Title For Smartphones

Well, Square Enix is fresh out of 2D Final Fantasy games to port to mobile, and the easy DS ports are all accounted for, as well. Dragon Quest games are well and good, but nothing keeps food on the table at Square Enix quite like the Final Fantasy name. So what's next, beyond endless variations on social RPGs mixed with every puzzle game concept under the sun? If you said Final Fantasy 7, sorry, you should know better by now. Shame on you!..

DeNA Soft-Launches 'Godfinger 2' in the Canadian App Store

Back in 2010, Ngmoco's Godfinger was among the first wave of free to play, highly social world-building games that have since come to dominate the App Store. Godfinger itself was actually really awesome. It was a simplified god game/world builder that was built with mobile touchscreens in mind, and it showed with the novelty of pinching/pulling to zoom and twirling your tiny world around with a swipe of your finger. It also made great use of social features through ngmoco's Plus+ system. Godfinger was a great game, and it was incredibly popular...

Telltale Releases 'Tales from the Borderlands' Trailer, Coming to iOS by End of 2014

Well hey, just the other day we got some new details on Telltale's upcoming Game of Thrones series and promises that it was coming this year, but Tales from the Borderlands' future was still unknown. Well, good news: Telltale has just released a trailer for their upcoming series set in Gearbox's Borderlands universe, with a confirmation that the first episode will be launching on iOS by the end of the year...

'Sunburn' Launches Astronauts into the Sun on November 20th

Secret Crush announced their pixelly puzzle game Sunburn a few months ago, but we now know that we can expect the game to officially release next week on November 20th for $2.99. Taking place in outer space, the goal is to try and rescue the myriad scattered members of the crew by flinging around in space, latching on to celestial bodies in order to help rescue everyone, and then kill them all in the flames of a red giant, because dying alone kinda blows. There will be 60 levels of communal doom to work through, with 15 different spacepersons to try and save and then kill. ..

'Munch Time 2' Will Make the Unexpected Transformation from Casual Puzzle-Platformer to Metroidvania

It's not every day that you hear of a casual puzzle-platformer with a getting a sequel that aims to be a physics-focused Metroidvania game. Well that's what Munch Time 2 is going to attempt next year. Munch Time [$0.99 / Free / $1.99] was a game with the standard three-star rating system that released back in 2012, but they're aiming for something a lot more ambitious. Now players will control Munch throughout an open world, collecting new abilities and discovering new secrets in previously-discovered areas. Munch's tongue will still be used to latch on to swing points, and his color-changing used to help traverse the world. Check out the trailer:..

'Bounce On Back' is the Latest in the Beloved 'Bounce On' Series of Platformers

Platforming games have always been a popular genre on iOS, and the first one that I really fell in love with was Team Phobic's Bounce On [$1.99] way back in December of 2008. Coincidentally, it launched right at the same time as the original Rolando [$0.99]. Both games felt truly native to the platform, as opposed to just a platforming game with virtual buttons slapped on top, and there was a lot of debate back in the day as to which game was the better "rolling" platformer. Personally I could go either way, but there's something about Bounce On and its sequel Bounce On 2 [$3.99 / Free] that's always held a special place in my heart...

Sega's Bringing 'Chain Chronicle' from Japan in December

Sega and Japanese studio gumi are teaming up to release the free-to-play Chain Chronicle on December 8th worldwide. This is a real-time strategy game where players will command their team of heroes, trying to protct their base from oncoming enemy forces. The game takes place in a 6x3 grid, though movement isn't necessarily rigid in moving from tile to tile, but smart play will be necessary to succeed and progress. There's over 150 different characters, comprising soldier, archer, knight, cleric, and wizard classes. The game boasts character artwork and voice acting from the anime and manga scene in Japan...

There's a Duck Dynasty Tower Defense Game Coming Out Tomorrow

I'll be the first to admit I just don't get the appeal of Duck Dynasty. If you've never seen an episode on TV, you might assume it's about the science behind and the craftsmanship of duck calls, which is about 0.1% true. It's actually one of those pseudo-reality shows with a bunch of people always doing pretty crazy things… Of course, this doesn't stop Duck Dynasty from being immensely popular. This popularity has lead to a ridiculous amount of merchandising, and now, the tower defense game Duck Commander: Duck Defense-..

'Kingdom Rush Origins' Launching November 20th, New Trailer Released

We learned back in August that Ironhide Game Studio was working on a new Kingdom Rush game, and in October we learned what that new game was called: Kingdom Rush Origins. Today Ironhide has revealed when we'll be able to play the new game, and good news: it's really soon. Like, next week soon. November 20th, to be exact. To celebrate the impending launch, Ironhide has released a brand new trailer showing Kingdom Rush Origins in action. Check it out...

Colorful Platformer 'Huey' Out Now on Android, Coming to iOS Soon

Mobile gaming is no stranger to the throwback, pixel art platformer, and soon there will be one more to add to the pile with the upcoming Huey from developer Fragment Two. As the developer has explained in our forums, Huey is a "classic 2D platform game combined with puzzle elements" and will feature more than 30 levels of platforming across 5 different worlds. You can see all this in action with the official trailer for Huey below...

FDG Entertainment's Tower Defense RPG 'Crystal Siege' Hits iPad This Week

FDG Entertainment's Crystal Siege has been in the works for a long while now, and iPad owners are going to get their hands on it very soon: this Thursday, November 13th, to be exact! The tower defense and RPG hybrid will release for $4.99 as an iPad exclusive, though release for iPhone is planned in 2015. Players will try to stop wave after wave of oncoming enemies, using various towers, abilities, and environmental traps to help take out the invading creeps. There will be a player character that can be controlled around the battlefield to help fight enemies, with a number of things to buy to help make the tower defending more effective...

Telltale's 'Game of Thrones' First Episode Teased for This Year

Telltale Games promised that their series based on Game of Thrones would still be coming this year despite details being otherwise sparse. Well, good news: Telltale's just let loose a little teaser for the upcoming series recently on Twitter. We know that the first episode will be called "Iron From Ice" and that it will be one of six episodes in the series. Telltale usually traffics in five-episode series, so this promises to be bigger than their normal releases, which makes sense since there's a lot of source material to crib from...

'Sproggiwood' Preview - The Roguelike for the Rest of Us

Freehold Games' Sproggiwood is a turn-based roguelike that mobile gamers should anticipate. Where many games in the genre use its conventions to be extremely difficult, Sproggiwood tries to be a lot more forgiving for the person who isn't a die-hard and just wants to enjoy the gameplay of the genre without being punished each time, as the game features persistent equipment upgrades and a world-based structure that encourages shorter play sessions and progression without having to survive intensely-long runs...

App Store Classic 'Space Miner' Getting a Modern Update, Sequel Still in the Works Too

I've mentioned this before, but I have a list of games that I'd do practically anything to have them be updated for modern screen sizes and iOS versions. There have been a lot of amazing games released on iOS in its fairly short history, but not all of them are in a position to be continuously updated to keep up with new iOS software and hardware. Some of those games aren't even available anymore, probably for that very reason. One of the games that was very high up on my update wish list is Venan Entertainment's Space Miner: Space Ore Bust [$2.99 / $4.99 (HD)]. Well, I'm very happy to say that Venan has posted in our forums that an update is in the works for Space Miner that will bring support for all the different iOS screen sizes as well as iOS 8...

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