Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Upcoming 'Call of Duty : Heroes' Looks a Lot Like 'Clash of Clans' But 'Call of Duty'-ized

Activision just revealed the latest game in the Call of Duty franchise that's exclusive to iOS. That sentence probably has you pretty excited, yeah? Well, let me bring you back down to earth- It looks and sounds a lot like the free to play base building and attacking games that have blown up in popularity since Clash of Clans Started making bazillions of dollars a day...

Ubisoft Bringing 'Valiant Hearts: The Great War' to iOS in September

During Gamescom, Ubisoft announced that they were bring Valiant Hearts: The Great War to iOS as a universal app next month. The colorful puzzle-adventure game will be available on the App Store on September 4th. It was released last year on PC and console...

'Madden NFL Mobile' Soft-Launches in Canada, and Yeah, It's a Free to Play Game

EA's Madden NFL Mobile was only just officially unveiled yesterday, with a planned release date of August 26th alongside its console big brothers. However, it looks like EA is hoping to do a quick test launch of the game and get some early feedback, as Madden Mobile went live in the Canadian App Store as part of a soft-launch earlier today...

'Goat Simulator' is Headed to iOS

'Goat Simulator' is Headed to iOS

August 12th, 2014 11:53 AM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Upcoming Games

As is the case when anything gets popular, there's already loads of different (and often terrible) Goat Simulator clones on the App Store, but soon we'll be able to play the real deal. In goat simulator, you play as a goat, and simulate being a goat. It's basically just a supremely ridiculous physics sandbox game where you play as a goat. Here's the trailer from when it launched on PC:..

'Skylanders Trap Team' for iPad Will Have a Bluetooth Low Energy Portal AND Controller, Launching in October for $74.99

If for some strange reason you've spent the last few years living on a remote island being extra cautious about not reading any scraps of newspaper that might wash ashore and haven't heard about Skylanders, here's the deal- Originally released in late 2011, the Skylanders games, much like Disney Infinity orbit around a universe of plastic figurines with little NFC chips inside of them. You can put these figurines on another piece of plastic dubbed the "Portal of Power" and import them in to the various Skylanders games. It's a cool idea, and neatly bridges the divide between toys and video games...

Upcoming 'TourStar' Aims to Be The 'Game Dev Story' of The Music Business

I feel like I've been saying this for years now, but I really wish someone would just look at Kairosoft's game formula and take it the next evolutionary step beyond porting old java games to iOS. The simulation gameplay loop they pack in to their games is fantastic, but even their best titles have a palpable air of jank around them. One could argue that's what makes 'em so lovable, but, still, there's loads of room for improvement and iteration...

'Madden Mobile' Coming to the App Store August 26th

The latest iteration of EA's flagship football series Madden NFL will be hitting consoles on August 26th, and on that same day a mobile version appropriately called Madden Mobile will be hitting the App Store as well. Madden Mobile promises an "all-new NFL experience" that "will allow fans to build a dominant team composed of the league’s best talent from past and present." That experience will consist of running your favorite team through a 16 game season in pursuit of a playoff appearance and ultimately a Super Bowl win, facing off in head-to-head matches against friends, or partaking in one of EA's new Live Events. These Live Events will be "quick, fun challenges that will dynamically update throughout the season and beyond." In addition, the Live Events will offer rewards such as "player packs, coins, special players and more."..

Madgarden's Upcoming 'Arecibo Man' Gets a New Trailer

Back in June we checked out a trailer for a new upcoming game called Arecibo Man from Madgarden, who has positioned himself firmly in the neo-retro movement with previous offerings like Chillaxian [$1.99], Flapthulu [Free], Sword of Fargoal [$2.99] and Punch Quest [Free]. Arecibo Man is no different. It features more bleeps, bloops and blocky pixels than you can shake a stick at, and its inspired by classics like Robotron and Berzerk. I also get a distinctive Smash TV vibe from it, in the fact that it's a top-down shooter that has you moving from room to room. This latest trailer shows off even more of Arecibo Man's chaotic gameplay, including a battle with a brand new enemy: a formidable tank...

Here's The Evidence: 'Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies' Is Coming To The West

It feels like it was only yesterday that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies suddenly appeared in the Japanese App Store, leaving us all wondering if Western iOS gamers could expect to see it in English. Wait, that was just yesterday. Well, as Miles Edgeworth is fond of saying, proof is everything, and today we've got a piece of evidence that is sure to get the court's attention. Just moments ago, a Capcom Employee made a post on his Capcom Unity blog that not only confirmed that the game is coming in English, but also provided screenshots of the English version. Although he couldn't confirm an exact release date, he did say that we can expect it "quite soon", and from the looks of the screenshots, it must be ready to go or very close to it...

New Tiger Woods Golf and NFL Management Games in the Works Courtesy of Zynga

It seems that one of the biggest golf icons in history is making his return to the digital links, as today it was announced that Tiger Woods will be starring in a new golf game through a partnership with Zynga, of all people. The yet-to-be-named golfing game is set to release sometime later this year, and is being developed by Zynga Orlando, which is comprised of many former EA employees. As you probably know, Tiger Woods served as the star for EA's PGA Tour golf series for 15 years before they parted ways, and Tiger Woods' name is synonymous with modern golf video games...

'Ace Attorney 5' Makes A Surprise Appearance On Japan's App Store

I think one of the weird things about the iOS gaming market is how big games can seemingly come out of nowhere and be on sale without much of a word from anyone. The latest example comes from Capcom, who recently scored a serious hit with their release of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [$14.99]. Following in the footsteps of that dedicated handheld-to-mobile port, none other than Ace Attorney 5 suddenly appeared on the Japanese App Store today. ..

Are You Smart Enough For This 'Smarter Than You' Puzzle?

If you haven't been paying attention, Eighty Eight Games is on the verge of releasing a new iOS game called Smarter Than You. It's a clever spin on the classic game of rock paper scissors, iOS-ized. It's got a crazy payment model too, and I'm arguably more curious to see how all that works out than actually playing the game itself. Anyway, here's the trailer if you missed it:..

Hands-On with 'Bioshock' for iOS - The World of Rapture in the Palm of Your Hands

Well, it turns out that the cryptic image that 2K Games tweeted a couple of weeks back that hinted that Bioshock might be on its way to Apple devices wasn't just a bunch of hot air. The first-person shooter classic Bioshock is indeed on its way to iOS, and last week 2K was gracious enough to give me an in person demo of the game on an iPad Air, and I came away thoroughly impressed...

Square-Enix Announces 'Chaos Rings 3'

Square-Enix does a lot of business on mobiles with ports and remakes of some of their greatest hits of yesteryear, but once upon a time, they put out a bunch of original games, too. Of that assortment of games, the most well-known is probably the Chaos Rings series, a trio of titles developed by Media.Vision. The most recent release in the series, Chaos Rings 2 [$15.99 / $16.99 (HD)], came out in early 2012, and apart from a couple of promised updates and talk of a F2P spin-off called Chaos Rings Sigma, we've heard very little concrete information about any further games in the series. That is, until today, when Square-Enix announced via Famitsu that Chaos Rings 3 will be releasing this winter on iOS, Android, and PlayStation Vita...

'Flappy Bird' is Back… on Amazon Fire TV

It looks like when Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen announced that he was bringing his cult-hit game back in August, he wasn't fooling around. Here it is, just the first day of August, and a revamped version of Flappy Bird has arrived. The only catch is that it's only available on the Amazon Fire TV as of this writing...

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