Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Yak Dash' is the Game About Yak Racing You Didn't Know You Wanted

Mutant Labs, creators of Half-Inch Heist [Free], the challenging survival game, have announced their latest title, which promises more yaks than any of their previous releases: Yak Dash: Horns of Glory. This is a 2D racer in the vein of something like Hill Climb Racing, but with fewer cars, and more yaks. The whole game is inspired by Tibetan yak racing, which is an actual thing and is awesome. Check out the trailer for Yak Dash: ..

Rubicon's 'Epic Little War Game' Development Continues, Promising Big Things

Rubicon Development's latest entry in their Great Little War Game turn-based strategy series is still in development, and they recently posted an update on what is in the works for the title. The game has been renamed from Ultimate War Game to Best Little War Game and now to the allegedly final title Epic Little War Game. The AI for the game has been finished, though different options for each of the six factions needs to be added in. Here's a video of different AI factions fighting each other:..

EA Releases New 'SimCity BuildIt' Trailer, Worldwide Launch "Coming Soon"

Last month EA soft-launched a new mobile entry in the beloved SimCity franchise called SimCity BuildIt, and today they've released a brand new trailer for the game along with the promise that it's "coming soon." As I'm sure you can imagine from hearing the words "EA" and "mobile game", SimCity BuildIt is indeed a free to play game, and features all the trappings that go along with it. However, based off of the impressions in our forums from players who are having a go with the soft-launch version, the free to play stuff isn't egregious, and is more or less the typical variety of in-game currency and timer stuff. Basically, if you aren't totally turned off at the mere sight of a free to play game, then you might actually dig what SimCity BuildIt has to offer. Also it does not require an always-online connection, which is definitely a bonus. Plus it's just damn gorgeous for a mobile game, check out the trailer...

Following on the heels of yesterday's news that a free-to-play follow-up to Final Fantasy Dimensions [Free] is on the way in the form of Final Fantasy Legends: Crystal Of Time And Space, yet another Final Fantasy mobile game is on the way this winter, at least in Japan. This one is also free-to-play, and it's going to look familiar to some of you out there. The name of the game is Final Fantasy Exvius, and it's a social RPG developed by Alim, the team behind the popular Brave Frontier [Free]. For all intents and purposes, it looks like a Final Fantasy-skinned version of that game...

CD Projekt Red Releases Lengthy 'The Witcher Adventure Game' Tutorial Video

Back in January of this year, CD Projekt Red announced The Witcher Adventure Game, a digital and physical board game based off of The Witcher video game series which is based off of 'The Witcher' fantasy novel series. Following so far? Ok good. Well, it's been a long time since January, but CD Projekt Red is finally getting close to releasing The Witcher Adventure Game, and as Joystiq has noted, they've released an extensive overview/tutorial video where they spend almost a quarter hour explaining the ins and outs of the game. Check it out...

'Earn to Die 2' Releases This Thursday, Leaving More Dead Zombies in its Wake

Earn to Die [$0.99 / Free / $2.99 (HD) / Free (HD)] has been one of those games that has been remarkably popular, having hung around the top charts for a long, long time now. Seriously, it's been a consistent presence in the top games pretty much since its release two years ago. And now, a sequel, appropriately titled Earn to Die 2, is coming to the App Store this Thursday, November 20th, as revealed on our forums. Not Doppler and Toffee Games aren't looking to revolutionize the 2D vehicle-based zombie smash 'em up, but they are promising more vehicular zombie slaughter than ever. Check out the trailer for the game below:..

'Disney Infinity 2.0' Coming Soon to iPad and now iPhone

Good news for fans of Disney Infinity [Free (HD)] – at a recent mobile-focused event, Disney confirmed that Disney Infinity 2.0 is coming to iOS this year. The app has been rebuilt to support Metal, meaning the visuals will now be almost on par with console versions. As well, the app will support iPhones along with the previous iPad-only compatibility. Multiplayer is also going to be added to the app. This appears to be just the Toy Box app, based on the limited details from the event that are available, there's no word if the separate Disney Infinity: Action! [Free] app will be updated as well. ..

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...

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