Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm' will be Playable at Nordic Game Conference Next Month

With the massive success of the original Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas [$8.99] following its release back in the fall of 2013, it was no surprise to us that news of a sequel would be a pretty big deal to fans. What I didn't expect was that the sequel would be changing up the formula pretty significantly, going from an isometric view to a full-blown 3rd-person perspective and opting not to continue the story of the first game. Instead, in Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, you'll be playing as a new hero in an alternate time period to that of the first game. As much as I love the original Oceanhorn, these changes had me really excited, and when developer Cornfox & Bros. released some new screens of the game at the end of January, it pretty much cemented the top spot on my most anticipated games of 2017 list. Here's a few of those Oceanhorn 2 screens again because, well, why the heck not?..

Check Out Some New Videos of 'Shadow Fight 3', Currently in Close Beta

It's hard to believe that it's been nearly a year since we last posted about Shadow Fight 3, but here we are. The long-awaited sequel to Nekki's ultra-popular fighter Shadow Fight 2 [Free] was originally supposed to launch last fall and bring the series from 2D into glorious full 3D. Well, that release window came and went, but the good news is that Nekki has been hard at work on the game in the time since, and are currently conducting a closed beta test for Shadow Fight 3 which is a sign that things are getting ever closer. Another sign is the release of more promotional items, and just last week Nekki released a gorgeous new cinematic trailer for Shadow Fight 3, which you can see below. Digging around their YouTube channel further I found a couple of other worthy videos, so following the cinematic trailer is a developer diary video that gives a quick glimpse into the process of creating music and gorgeous animations in the game, with a very brief glimpse of the game itself in action towards the very end. Finally, the third video is from February and features a full in-game fight captured from the beta version of the game. Enjoy!..




New 'Crash Club' Car Customisation Trailer Released, Touting 'One Trillion Possibilities'

Crash Club, the latest massively multiplayer car combat title from Prettygreat, has been high on my radar ever since the title was announced back in January. Notwithstanding the developer's excellent pedigree, the colorful yet anarchic take on the mobile driving genre stood out with its impressive emphasis on customisation, as well as its juxtaposition of chaotic action with careful tactic consideration that looked extremely compelling. While Crash Club soft launched in Australia and New Zealand earlier this month, the developers have today shared some additional details on the degree of design you are able to possess in designing your perfect combat vehicle, and have also shared a new trailer showcasing some of the slickest builds in action...

BorderLeap's 'Antitype' Is a Double Whammy Word Puzzler

BorderLeap has an interesting new word game hitting on April 27th, called Antitype, and it's a double whammy word puzzler. What Antitype gives you is two words that are opposites of each other, but of the same theme. So, you might get a clue called "directions" and you first have to figure out what the two words might be. Now, the thing is that the words are scrambled in such a way that you have to tap a letter, and then each letter directly adjacent to the letter advances one forward in the alphabet, but each letter can only be advanced so many times before it's locked. So, there's a double game going on here: figure out the words then figure out the right moves to make those words. Oh, and each time you restart the puzzle, it creates a new puzzle with the same words. It's a devious combo!..

'Digby Jump' Gets Up Real High on April 20th

Ole Digby's been getting down since the release of Digby Forever [Free]. But now it's time for Digby to get high. As in, sky high. So high you a hobbit. That's right, Digby turns to jumping in Digby Jump on April 20th. This one-touch, high-score chaser has you trying to get Digby up and over platforms that keep on coming by. Digby will either have to single or double jump over these platforms to truly get such altitude that you can taste the tails of comets...

Frantic Twitch Auto-Run Platformer 'Binary Dash' Launching Next Thursday

Auto-running platformers are not new. Hardcore precision platformers like Geometry Dash are not new. Runners where you can flip between running above the ground or below the ground are not new. In fact, all three of these things I've just mentioned are in abundance in the App Store, but I'm not sure I've ever seen them all come together in one game quite like they do in the upcoming Binary Dash from developer Star Garden Games. This game looks like an absolute gauntlet of pain in the best way possible, and it's all tied together with a colorful art style and some catchy tunes. Check out the launch trailer to see what I mean...

Multiplayer Racing Game 'One Tap Rally' Is Looking for Beta Testers

Racing games are tricky beasts to get right on mobile because the touchscreen doesn't always lend itself to accurate controls in fast-paced games. That's partly the reason why recent racing games that have done well have been ones that either focus on drag racing or offer simpler, more arcadey kind of gameplay. As the title betrays, the upcoming One Tap Rally is going the latter way and will offer a multiplayer racing game that will have you drifting and sliding using one-touch controls. As you can see from the trailer below, the game's pretty fast but also looks like it will control pretty well—though that remains to be seen...

The Upcoming 'Evergrow: Paper Forest' Is a Lovely, Imaginative Puzzle Game

Do you remember when you were a child and used your imagination to create all kinds of worlds in your bedroom? Evergrow: Paper Forest, an upcoming puzzle game, turns a child's desk into a forest filled with puzzles, and you have to solve them and explore the game's narrative as the room changes around you. The game's visuals are handcrafted and will remind you of papercraft; I don't know about you, but I used to make all kinds of castles from paper when I was a kid, so Evergrow is definitely a nostalgia trip...

Hit Japanese Social RPG 'Fate/Grand Order' is Coming to the American App Store This Summer

It's pretty likely that many of our readers have never heard of Fate/Grand Order, or even the Fate series in general. What started with a risque PC visual novel quickly became a huge franchise spanning anime, manga, novels, and games. Some of those products have been released outside of Japan, but the franchise on the whole retains a somewhat low profile in the West. Very dedicated TouchArcade readers, however, might have seen this game's name in a recent story about top-earning mobile games for Q1 2017, where Fate/Grand Order was sitting in the number two position overall, just behind Monster Strike and ahead of games like Game of War, Clash Royale, and Pokemon GO. Amazingly, it's found that level of success without even releasing outside of the Japanese App Store. Well, this summer, Fate/Grand Order is looking to expand its reach with a release in the US...

Check out the Launch Trailer for 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series', Coming This Week

It seems like everyone I know became fast fans of Guardians of the Galaxy when the movie first hit, and with the sequel on the horizon Telltale is expertly surfing the wave of Marvel hype by releasing Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series this week. Check out the new launch trailer which shows quite a bit of the game (or don't, if you want to experience everything fresh)...

'Modern Combat Versus' Discord Server and How to Play With VPN and Download Soft Launch Version

Gameloft's Modern Combat Versus soft launched, but only in the Philippines and as a region-locked game. If you downloaded the soft launch version and are playing it right now, you should join our Discord server, where we've opened up #modern_combat_versus, a channel where you can discuss the game with other players. Need to get a game going, discuss tactics, or just want to bond over some cool stuff? This is the place for you! It's worth noting that with the debut of the soft launch, you not only need to have access to the game, but you also need a VPN to play the game since it is region-locked. We're going to explain how to use a VPN to play the game right away, and how to download it if you don't know how to download soft launch games...

'Squashy Bug' is a High Score Chaser About the Oppression of Modern Life

Matthew Barrie, developer of Board 2 Death [Free], has a new game coming out on April 27th: Squashy Bug. You'll be controlling a friendly little bug, whose only goal in life is to collect the loose change that winds up on the city streets. The problem is that some rude cretins are stomping all over the place...literally, they're just stomping around slowly like they own the joint. And they're stomping around with no regard for bug life. Sadly, this is not the game where the insects rise up and destroy humanity. This is the tale of one bug's life as they try to survive in a harsh, uncaring world...

The Bowmasters are Hitting the Road in Crazy Physics Racer 'Happy Racing'

Playgendary first got on our radar back in August of last year when I found myself fully engrossed in their game Bowmasters [$3.99 / Free], which is a 2D artillery game with all the blood and gore of a Mortal Kombat game. Bowmasters has since received a ton of updates, including online multiplayer and lots of new characters. Now Playgendary is teaming up with ChillFleet to take many of the characters from Bowmasters into the world of wacky physics racing games with their upcoming Happy Racing. Here's the trailer...

Survival Runner 'Zombies Chasing My Cat' Shuffles Onto the App Store April 27th

Nine years of eagerly following the growth and development of the App Store as both a gaming fan and a journalist has taught me one indispensable lesson: if a title has any sort of reference to cats, it must be excellent. Case in point - Mousebot [Free], which received our coveted Game of the Week award last Friday, featured a nefarious feline antagonist; unequivocal proof that cat-related titles are all collectively beyond criticism. My personal bias towards everyone's favorite pet companion may be coming through rather strongly here (in other words, don't fill my inbox with subpar cat games), but Thumbspire's upcoming release Zombies Chasing My Cat appears to be the next title to support my hypothesis. Through an interesting amalgamation of numerous iOS tropes, including the auto runner and zombie slaying genres to name but a few, Zombies Chasing My Cat could be a purr-fect timewaster, and is set to launch on the App Store on April 27th...

'Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy' Releasing July 20th

It looks like Lady Layton will be visiting North America this July, which is great news for fans of the series. Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy, formerly known as Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone's Conspiracy, will be coming to iOS and Android worldwide on July 20th as a premium game with IAPs, although apparently you'll be able to complete the game without dipping into the IAP jar. The game is the seventh entry in the Professor Layton series, and for the first time the protagonist is Katrielle Layton, who'll spend the game searching for her father, Professor Hershel Layton...

'Arena Masters', a Real-time PvP Game, Launches Worldwide April 27th

Real-time RPGs aren't rare on the App Store, and most of them are repetitive dungeon crawlers. The upcoming Arena Masters plans to offer a different kind of experience by focusing on PvP battle modes. There are six different battles modes such as Duel Arena (last man standing), King of the Hill, Zombie Virus (where you must fight time and others to survive a deadly virus), and, of course, Team Deathmatch. While the modes aren't the most original, I'm guessing they will be quite a bit of fun in PvP. The game has over 10 heroes, each with special abilities, and, in what should be good news for most, the game doesn't have an auto-play system, so it's all you...

'Ms. Spell' is the Dank New Roguelike From 'MicRogue' Developer Jason Pickering, Hitting on April 20th

Jason Pickering, the developer behind MicRogue [$1.99], is set to deliver another low-resolution pixel art roguelike to iOS on April 20th. The spark behind MicRogue was that it was a roguelike about movement. Instead, Ms. Spell gets lit by being about item usage. The items you cop will be used to toast your enemies in various ways, or get you all ripped on your way to recover the spell book full of dank goodness...

'Vignettes' Will Blow Your Mind on April 20th

Pol Clarissou (who made Orchids to Dusk and contributed A Glass Room to the Triennale Game Collection [Free]) and Armel Gibson (who helped make Knife to Meet You with Robin Baumgarten, along with the gorgeous OASES) have been hard at work on Vignettes, and their "toyish surprise-o-rama" is set to roll up on the App Store on April 20th. This game is a real trip, and it's a real blast when you see that lamp turn into something else. Whoa, dude...

Check Out the First 'Terra Mystica' Trailer, Game Releases April 20th

As we wrote about a week ago, the award-winning board game Terra Mystica is coming to mobile on April 20th, and now we have the game's first trailer that shows the various menus, the art, and more. As you can see from the trailer, the game is all about expanding your area as much as you can using subtle means. Along the way, you construct and upgrade buildings, which provide you with various resources, as well as terraform the land around you. The digital port will also include the expansion Fire and Ice, which adds new competitors for the original factions as well as two new factions to the original 14...

Nitrome and Neutronized Tease 'Drop Wizard Tower' Coming Soon

In January of 2015, developer Neutronized released Drop Wizard [$1.99], a single-screen platformer that was an homage to classics like Bubble Bobble but one with some interesting mechanics that made it almost more of a puzzler than an action game. We enjoyed it a lot in our review from then, and today we are very happy to see that there's a sequel of sorts in the works, and that Neutronized will be teaming up with Nitrome to bring the game to the world. Earlier today Nitrome teased this gif on Twitter of the forthcoming Drop Wizard Tower...

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