Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Guildlings,' the Next Game from the Creator of 'Threes!', Is Looking for Beta Testers

While we've been covering Guildlings for quite literally years now, what you do in the game is still a bit of a mystery. The few details that have come out so far involve a group of friends completing quests in a mystical fantasy land, and it sounds like there's social hooks that let you play with others. Last year it was mentioned that the game would be split into multiple "chapters," but beyond that... the rest is sort of a mystery...

Charming Adventure Game 'Jenny LeClue - Detectivu' Gets a New Trailer, Should Be Arriving this Fall

Jenny LeClue - Detectivu is a painfully charming adventure game from developer Mografi that was successfully crowdfunded way back in the summer of 2014 and destined for release on desktop, console, and of course mobile. Less than a year later, in May of 2015, a playable teaser appeared on the App Store called, appropriately, Jenny LeClue - Playable Teaser [Free]. What it was was a standalone story separate from the main game that players could play through for free to get an idea of what would be in store for them when the full Jenny LeClue - Detectivu launched at some point in the future. Well, I loved that teaser taste and have been waiting rather impatiently for Jenny to arrive. With PAX East happening just this past weekend, Mografi created a gorgeous new trailer for Jenny LeClue - Detectivu to show off alongside the game at the conference, check it out...




'Rad Trails' is a Psychedelic Multiplayer Motocross Game that Needs Beta Testers

I'm a child of the '80s, so if you give me a neon-soaked art style in a video game I'm going to gobble it up. So when I skimmed the forum thread for an upcoming game called Rad Trails, I was taken with its neon colors and wireframe art style. Rad Trails is actually the passion project of Swedish developer Daniel Grönlund, and it's been in the works for over a year. The mission statement, if you will, for Rad Trails is: "Rad Trails is my vision of how a physics based dirt bike game should look, feel, and work like on a touch screen. It’s a celebration of the simplicity of early video games merged with a more modern, colorful design language. I’m particularly interested in capturing elements of simplicity that is usually found in older video and computer games. I want to steer clear of many of the tropes associated with modern mobile games, including cluttered interfaces, product pushing and for-profit user manipulation. Instead of spending time implementing those kinds of features, I’ve focused on making an awesome game that’s just fun to play." Hear, hear, Daniel! Here are some gifs showing Rad Trails in action...

Finnish Developer Platonic Partnership Announce Gorgeous Adventure Game 'King of Peasants' Coming to Desktop and Mobile in 2019

You may be familiar with Finnish developer Platonic Partnership by way of their moving story-driven adventure game Lydia, which is available on Steam and is "a grim but atmospheric story-driven adventure game which deals adults substance abuse from the perspective of a small girl." Heavy, but important stuff. For their next game they're sticking with the tremendous atmosphere and striking visual style but in a more lighthearted affair called King of Peasants. The developers describe King of Peasants as "a modern, story-driven adventure game, set in the dark ages during inquisition. It´s fast-paced, snappy and features streamlined interaction with mobile first approach. Based on Platonic Partnership´s GFX artist Henri Tervapuro’s internationally published comics, King of Peasants is a satirical adventure game about prejudice and stupidity. The graphics are entirely handmade with a mix of watercolors and pencils. The visual style can be defined as a 'living painting'." Here are some very early, very lovely first screens...

'Planet Runners' is a Competitive Online Platforming Game that's Looking for Beta Testers

When I came across the forum thread for an upcoming competitive online platforming game called Planet Runners from developer Happy Doze, I instantly thought to myself "Hey, this is kind of like that game ReRunners that came out not long ago!" and then I went to look up ReRunners and found out that "not long ago" was actually way back in July of 2016. I swear the world of the App Store is like some sort of Twilight Zone time paradox. Anyway, I also learned the sad news that ReRunners is pulled from the App Store as its development is currently on hold as of this past December, though it may come back someday. So, the point of all this is that if you remember ReRunners from our glowing review or our Game of the Week pick, I really think you'll like the look of Planet Runners! Check out the awesome trailer...

The Upcoming 'Wild Arms' Game Is Titled 'Wild Arms Million Memories' and It Is Releasing This Year in Japan on iOS and Android

A while ago, Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan announced an initiative to properly get into smartphone gaming. They established a new company called ForwardWorks. When it was announced, we knew of a few brands they would bring to mobile devices like Hot Shots Golf and Arc the Lad in addition to Wild Arms. Wild Arms originally launched on PS1 in 1996. The franchise features a blend of fantasy and a Western setting with strategy elements and great music. The mobile game will have a new story and we finally have a name for the game in addition to a release window...

'Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms', the 'Dungeons and Dragons' Idle Clicker, Coming to iPad and Android Tablets

Codename Entertainment is bringing its absurdly-deep idle clicker Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms to iPad and Android tablets in the second quarter of this year. This officially-licensed Dungeons and Dragons clicker features a ton of Champions from Dungeons and Dragons, including characters from R.A. Salvatore's novels, as you explore the Sword Coast and the Forgotten Realms. Want to have an army with Drizzt Do'Urden? Now is your time to shine!..

'Sir Questionnaire' is a Turn-Based Roguelike That Makes Every Choice a Binary One

It's fun when words have more than one meaning. When we say Sir Questionnaire, an upcoming turn-based roguelike in the works from Dutch developer OrangePixel, revolves around binary decisions, we're not talking about 1's and 0's. Rather, we mean the game is going to present you with a number of situations where you have just two options and have to decide between them...

Gorgeous Viking Platformer 'Oddmar' Coming April 19th and Up for Pre-Order Now

When the visually stunning platformer Viking Mushroom went silent after its initial unveiling back in the summer of 2015, nobody was more excited than I was to see it resurrected under a brand new name last month. That new name is Oddmar, and it really looked like the few years of silence were put to good use polishing up the experience. Oddmar is a free movement platformer starring a viking of the same name who is out to protect the world from a bad guy with a humongous nose. Or something like that. It's from some of the folks who are responsible for Leo's Fortune [$4.99], one of the best platformers on mobile, so you know Oddmar is worth getting excited about. We were able to go hands-on with Oddmar during GDC a couple of weeks back, and were really impressed with what we saw. Here's the official trailer again in case you missed it before...

Squeaky Clean Sliding Puzzler 'Soap Dodgem' Arriving on iOS and Android April 19th

Nothing gets my motor humming quite like a highly-polished, mobile-friendly puzzle game, and that looks to be exactly what Soap Dodgem from developer Lost Ducks will offer. You'll guide five different "soap heroes" across a hundred levels in the land of Bathroomia, taking out the menacing "mold creatures" and restoring cleanliness to the land once again. Yes, it's a silly premise, and I love it. The high level of quality is fully on display in the following trailer for Soap Dodgem, which shows off the game's clean visuals (pun intended) and several of the interesting mechanics you'll be up against...

'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' Release Date and Cast Announced

Jam City's upcoming Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery game has a release date, and voice acting talent. The game will release on Wednesday, April 25th, and voice actors from the movies will appear in the game, including Dame Maggie Smith, who played Professor McGonagall in the movies. Michael Gambon, who played Professor Dumbledore in most of the Harry Potter movies, will reprise his role, along with:..

'Teen Titans GO Figure!' is the Sequel to the Outstanding 'Teeny Titans', Coming this Summer

There are very few games that I've spent as much time on or enjoyed quite as much as Teeny Titans [$3.99] from Cartoon Network and Grumpyface Studios. I was absolutely obsessed with Teeny Titans for weeks after it came out, and then once I beat every mission and upgraded every character, I started all over again. The game was THAT fun. In fact, if not for the phenomenal Crashlands [$6.99] being released the same year, Teeny Titans was in heavy consideration for our Game of the Year 2016 award. So you can probably imagine the delight that is literally coursing through my veins right now due to Cartoon Network and Grumpyface announcing a Teeny Titans sequel called Teen Titans GO Figure! Get it? Go figure? Because you collect figures in the game! I love it! Check out this awesome trailer...

A Sequel to the Incredible Catformer 'Super Cat Tales' is Coming this Year

If I was going to compile a list of my favorite mobile platformers, then the 2016 release Super Cat Tales [Free] from Neutronized would be right near the top. Not only does it contain cats, which is automatic points in my book, but it is filled with colorful visuals and sounds that harken back to the types of happy and fun platformers I'd play on the Super Nintendo back in the day. In fact, with its level of polish, if you replaced the cats in Super Cat Tales with Mario and friends it'd be easy to believe that this actually was a product from Nintendo themselves. So it makes me more than a little excited that Neutronized has just announced a Super Cat Tales sequel with an incredible new trailer...

'Diggerman', a Frantic Arcade Digging Romp From the Makers of 'Timberman', Has a New Gameplay Trailer

I recently picked up the Steamworld Dig series on my trusty Nintendo Switch during the recent Easter sale, and I am now completely hooked on any game that involves burrowing into the earth. It's hard to explain, but I now have an insatiable desire to dig into the ground and discover the wonders beneath the surface, and Diggerman looks like it'll be able to scratch this peculiar itch. While slightly more of an arcade experience than Image and Form's cult indie hits - you don't have to worry about retreating back to the surface in Diggerman - the frantic race deep into the earth combined with a need to keep your battery topped up looks like a lot of muddy fun. We first looked at Diggerman back at PAX West last year, but developer Digital Melody has today released a new gameplay trailer showcasing the frenetic action at offer...

Asmodee Digital Is Bringing 'Terraforming Mars' to iOS and Android This Quarter

Asmodee Digital, the fine purveyors of digital board games across various platforms, today announced a release window for Terraforming Mars from Fryxgames. Originally announced last year for a 2018 release, Asmodee is bringing Terraforming Mars to iOS, Android, and Steam later this quarter. It will be launching next month on Steam through Early Access for people who can’t wait for the final product. Terraforming Mars sees you play as a corporation and create oceans and forests with resources coming from Earth through various game modes. Watch the introduction trailer for the original release below:..

Upcoming Minimalist Puzzler 'Bloki' Will Twist Your Brain into Knots in Mid-May

An interesting new trailer crossed our news desk today, and the more I watch it the more it makes my brain hurt. But in a good way. It's for an upcoming puzzler called Bloki from developer Junkhive, and I think they do a pretty good job of succinctly describing it here: "Bloki is a minimal, clean and mind-bending game with a simple goal each level - twist, turn, and build the structure to place the blocks on the points that match their color. With additional elements, like color switching tiles or obstacles, the game gets more and more interesting as it progresses. It also helps you train your spatial intelligence, as well as visualising and manipulating three dimensional space in your head." Here's the trailer...

'Disney Heroes: Battle Mode' is a Free to Play ARPG Featuring The Incredibles, Wreck-It Ralph, and More, Pre-Registration Now Live

It seems like all of the most popular movie characters all have their very own free to play mobile game, and now Disney and its subsidiary Pixar are making sure that their characters can get in on the fun too. Disney Heroes: Battle Mode is a forthcoming free to play action RPG starring characters from both Disney and Pixar movies like The Incredibles, Wreck-It Ralph, and Pirates of the Caribbean. If you've played any number of similar free to play ARPGs over the years, you probably already know what to expect. More than 30 playable characters to unlock and transform by way of upgrading, as well as all the necessary gear and abilities (also upgradeable, natch) to equip them for success. We all kind of know the drill here, but if you enjoy these games and you're a big fan of Disney and Pixar movies, then Disney Heroes does look quite promising...

'Retro Highway' is Like Your Favorite '80s Motorcycle Racer Cranked Up to 11

I LOVE retro-styled racing games, and there have been a ton of great ones over the years. Games like Final Freeway [$0.99 / Free] and Final Freeway 2R [$0.99 / Free], Highway Runners [$0.99], and the incredible Horizon Chase [Free] all captured the essence of classic arcade car racers like OutRun, but what about the motorcycle lovers? Games like Road Rash and Hang-On are classics too, where's their homages on mobile? Welp developer Dumb Luck Games wants to make that happen with their upcoming game Retro Highway, check out this awesome trailer...

'Fortnite' Is Finally Available to Play Without an Invite on iOS so Get into the Battle Bus Today

It looks like Epic Games has opened the floodgates for Fortnite [Free] on iOS because you don’t need an invite to play anymore. We’ve been covering Fortnite heavily and even playing it often on stream and the hottest game in the world right now is finally open for everyone on iOS. The best part about the iOS port is it isn’t a spinoff or dumbed down version of Fortnite. This is the real deal and it even has cross platform support with purchases of items (not currency) carrying over to other platforms linked with the same Epic Account...

It Looks like the 2D Zelda-Like 'Ittle Dew 2' Is Heading to iOS and Android

The App Store is no stranger to Zelda-like games. In fact Oceanhorn [$7.99] made quite the name for itself when it was originally shown off for how good it looked for a mobile game at the time and how it took inspiration from The Legend of Zelda. Fast forward to today and we even have Oceanhorn 2 set for release but neither of these is inspired from the 2D Zelda games. That’s where Ittle Dew 2 comes into the picture. Ludosity’s sequel to Ittle Dew built upon the game and is a great 2D Zelda-like experience with a lot of charm. Watch the trailer for it below:..

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