Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Teeter' is a Game of Balance and Patience

The Frosty Pop Corps has quietly been making some solid casual games for the past year or so, and the studio is set to release another entertaining game, Teeter. This is the second in what they're calling their "Balls Trilogy" – a name I'm sure FishdixGaming who streams with us appreciates – that started with Walls and Balls [Free]. That game is a fun mini-golf-esque title, where Teeter has you lifting up two sides of a board using each thumb to guide the ball upward, trying to get it into the hole. You can't lower either side, so be careful! The game is level-based, but it is really trick to do well at this game, even in the early levels!..

Kongregate and Codename Entertainment have announced that their popular idle RPG Crusaders of the Lost Idols to mobile in July, with a soft launch right now. You'll have a team of heroes to take into battle, constantly advancing forward, collecting gold and attacking various enemies by clicking and whatnot. Part of what makes this game different from other idle clickers and various similar titles is that you can configure the formation of your heroes in order to help with your onslaught as you so choose. It's an interesting game, and it'll sure to be a great fit on mobile...




Upcoming 'Battlefleet Gothic: Leviathan' Releases First Gameplay Trailer

One of the games I'm really looking forward is Battlefleet Gothic: Leviathan, the turn-based strategy game based on the tabletop miniatures game, Battlefleet Gothic. While we still don't know when the game will be coming out - it's currently in closed beta - the new gameplay trailer offers another glimpse at this Warhammer 40,000 game and all its space glory. You can see the customization screens that show off the various spaceships in all their detail, and the battle screen with the weapon arcs and other similar details. I really like the dice-falling-from-the-sky touch that shows how you can cleverly incorporate what is an essential part of the tabletop game into a digital game and make it feel like it belongs on screen...

'Battle Cars' Is a Top-Down Racing Game With Cross-Platform Multiplayer Coming Next Week

If you enjoy fast, top-down racing games that remind you of the classic Micromachines V3 game, then Battle Cars was probably made for you. The upcoming game from Dracoders wears its Micromachines influence on its sleeve (or the game's forum page) and aims to bring real-time multiplayer fun to iOS and Android. The game has the characteristic top-down camera view of classic racing games and comes with 10 tracks, various power-ups, fully upgradeable cars, a career mode, and 4 weapons with which to gently hinder your opponents' progress...

'Disco Dave' is a Groovy Bouncing High Score Chaser That You Can Beta Test

Amused Sloth, who made the solid Asgard Run [Free] circular endless runner, are about to deliver an interesting little voxel-graphics high-score chaser called Disco Dave. The gameplay will have you bouncing up in the air as a bell-bottoms-wearing, afro-sporting, dudde named Dave. You swipe to move while in the air, and you need to not touch the same color that you just bounced off of. This may seem unfair, but anyone who studied Studio 54 knows that touching the same color tile twice was like the one unforgiveable sin you could commit. That's why the place shut down, they whittled down their numbers too much. As such, Disco Dave strives only for pure disco accuracy...

'Mighty Match' Merges Match 3 and Dungeon Crawling on iOS, Coming Soon

Amidst the ever increasing influx of free to play games that are riddled with timers and in game currency, there has been a backwards reaction from fans and developers alike rejecting this culture and desiring an experience that is immediate and complete from the moment you download it. Even though there are some excellent freemium games such as Clash Royale [Free], and such a pricing model normally has its merits, publisher Playmium have decided to make their own stand. They have pledged to only produce games with zero IAPs that are completely sponsored, meaning you will never have to pay for their releases. Mighty Match is the newest game from the developers, and despite its interesting monetisation, it seems like a very interesting app in its own right...

Cyberpunk Roguelike Twin-Stick Shooter 'Neon Chrome' by 10tons Needs Beta Testers

10tons is a rather accomplished publisher and developer on iOS, in part because they're committed to being as multiplatform as is literally possible. Pretty much every single one of their games releases on desktop, console, and mobile. Their latest game, a roguelike twin-stick shooter called Neon Chrome is no exception. Or, it's about to be. See, the game has already released on console and desktop, but the mobile version is in the works right now. And 10tons needs your help to beta test the game. Check out the thread for the game in the upcoming games forum and sign up here...

Sign up to Beta Test 'Super Stickman Golf 3' Ahead of Release

Noodlecake's Super Stickman Golf 3 is set to release in early July, but the developers need a bit of help from the community in order to make the game perfect for launch. Specifically, they need beta testers to help get the game ready for the global launch. How do you sign up to beta test this one? Easy: just go to the thread in our upcoming games forum, reply, and await further instructions. Since it's Noodlecake, I'm sure a dark mysterious hooded figure will arrive at your doorstep at midnight requesting your email and/or your soul. Worth it, I say...

E3 2016: We Just Played 'The Elder Scrolls: Legends' on an iPad

We've been closely following Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls: Legends for quite a while now, as more than a few of us at TouchArcade Towers are massive fans of collectable card games. We got to spend a little bit of time today with the game running on an iPad, and while we weren't able to record any video, you really don't need to see iPad specific video as the game is a 1:1 version of everything they've shown for the existing PC version. The only difference is instead of using a mouse cursor you're using your finger, and instead of clicking you're tapping...

E3 2016: Grumpyface's 'Teeny Titans' Is Looking Rad as Hell

If you're reading TouchArcade and haven't played at least one of the games from Grumpyface Studios, we should probably send some scientists to study you because that's just crazy. They consistently make games that are not only fun to play, but the animations are amazing. My personal favorite of theirs is Bring Me Sandwiches [Free], but you can't go wrong with any of their stuff. At E3 today we got a look at their upcoming game, which is coming out next week. It's called Teeny Titans and as mentioned when it was first announced, "Teeny Titans is a collectible character battle game where you hunt for, train, and battle various DC Comics' heroes and villains. The game will also include original voicework from the full Teen Titans Go! cast."..

E3 2016: 'Dragon Raja' is an Impressive-Looking Hack 'n Slash RPG that's Popular in Asian and Heading West

Locojoy Games is one of the top mobile game developers in China, and they're partnering up with US-based Narvalous to bring one of their more popular games, the action RPG Dragon Raja, to the North American market. During E3 we were able to play a brief demo of Dragon Raja, and while it certainly treads familiar territory in the action RPG genre, it had some really impressive visuals and satisfying combat that controlled really well on the touchscreen. Check it out...

E3 2016: Hands-On with Frantic Space Shooter 'Galak-Z: Variant Mobile'

Galak-Z: Variant Mobile, the mobile-centric version of the popular space shooter Galak-Z: The Dimensional on PlayStation 4 and desktop, was announced nearly a year ago in August of 2015, and it finally looks like it's just about ready for release. I absolutely fell in love with the trailers for the console version when it launched, and was excited that the game would be coming to mobile in some form, even if that meant it wasn't quite up to par with its older siblings. After finally getting my hands on a demo of the mobile version here at E3 it certainly seems like it retains all the main aspects that make the bigger version so awesome. Here's a quick hands-on video of Galak-Z: Variant Mobile...

'Power Rangers' to Get Movie Tie-in Mobile Game in 2017

The Power Rangers are coming back with a new movie releasing on March 24, 2017, because no retro franchise shall go un-rebooted. I loved Power Rangers as a kid, but also remember being mocked for my Power Rangers backpack, so I'm not sure just how much retro love there is for Power Rangers. Regardless, Hollywood's gonna try to make this a cultural phenomenon again (with Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa?!) and there of course will be a tie-in mobile game...

We Just Played a Few Levels of 'Deus Ex Go'

We're pretty big fans of Squeenix's Go series between Hitman Go [$4.99] and Lara Croft Go [$1.99]. If you haven't played one, or either, they're running a bundle promotion to get both for $5.99. Anyway, as anyone familiar with the Go games probably could have guessed, the gameplay falls directly in line with what you'd expect...

'Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius' Spotted on the E3 Show Floor

Well, we were really hoping that we'd get a chance to play it when we saw the Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius sign in the Square Enix booth today. Instead, it's just a little gameplay demo video that I'm sure will be on YouTube eventually. If you're chomping at the bit for this game, give it a look:..

Pokemon GO to Be Released in the Wild by Late July, with More Details Revealed

It's a fantastic year to be a Pokemon fan. As well as it being the 20th anniversary of the series, the seventh generation of the mainline titles Pokemon Sun and Moon are set to hit 3DS at the end of the year and even more groundbreaking is that the very first Pokemon and even Nintendo mobile game Pokemon GO is also going to launch on iPhone. Today, during Nintendo's E3 Day 2 Live Stream featuring gaming visionary Shigeru Miyamoto, Game Freak director Junichi Masuda and also an array of YouTube celebrities, we learnt that the end to the long wait for the game was in sight, as the physical accessory 'Pokemon GO Plus' is to launch by 'late July' for a retail price of $34.99, and therefore the app will hit on App Store some time before then. While no specific due date was stated and no further details on international release details, it certainly seems that we'll be catching collectible critters on the go sooner rather than later...

'Heavy Metal Tennis Training' Finally Brings Hellfire to Tennis

For far too long, tennis and heavy metal have been separated. Tennis is way too buttoned up, and Wimbledon is like...the least metal thing ever. It's a bunch of folks wearing all white during the middle of the day. Maybe that's good if you're way into metalcore and other forms of false metal, but for us trve kvlt people, tennis just ain't cutting it. Thankfully, one developer is here to deliver tennis from the false metal fools and straight into the flames of hell with Heavy Metal Tennis Training...

'NinjAwesome' by GameResort Sneaks onto the App Store on June 22nd

As such App Store classics as Fruit Ninja [$1.99] and 1-Bit Ninja [$2.99] have proven, having any sort of reference to ninjas in a game is almost always awesome. GameResort, the makers of App Store Best of 2014 nominee Adventure Beaks [Free] - which we loved in our review - are well aware of this trope in NinjAwesome, their upcoming side scrolling platforming release that is dropping on the App Store for free on the June 22nd...

Winner of $25,000 Apple TV Design Contest 'Dungeon Tiles' Launches June 29th, Also on iOS

It's no secret that the expectation of Apple TV becoming a fully fledged gaming platform that Apple outlined so enthusiastically back in October 2015 has not ended up being a reality. While the initial surge - with titles such as Guitar Hero Live - was particularly strong, it has tailed off to a point where apart from the occasional Apple TV compatibility update there aren't any massive compelling reasons to consider purchasing one of the magical black boxes purely for gaming purposes. However, things are looking up for the Apple TV, with news of the ability to require the use of game controllers as outlined at WWDC and also upcoming games such as Dungeon Tiles, which has even managed to win mobile marketing company AppLovin's $25,000 'Apple TV App Challenge' prize and launches on Apple TV and iOS for free on the June 29th...

'Payday Crime War' Brings the Multiplayer Heisting Shooter to Mobile

Overkill's popular Payday series of bank heist games is jumping from desktop to mobile with the upcoming Payday: Crime War. And if you're thinking this might be some tie-in simulation game that is only related in name and theme to the main franchise, you thought wrong! This seems to be a bit different from the co-operative bank heist missions you can go on in the main franchise, but here on mobile the game's going to be a 4-on-4 first-person shooter where one side plays as the pro-heisting-and-looting faction, and the other on the side of law enforcement...

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