Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Beamdog Announces 'Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition' Coming to Desktop and Mobile Soon

Backflip's new game isn't the only Dungeons & Dragons-related news coming out over the weekend, as Beamdog has announced they're working on an enhanced remake of Icewind Dale for Mac, PC, iOS and Android. Icewind Dale was originally released on PC back in 2000, and takes place in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms campaign setting. According to the official site, Beamdog's Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition will include "…new kits and character classes, dozens of new items and spells, and restored quest material cut from the original game." In addition to brand new and previously unreleased content, the Enhanced Edition will also include both the Heart of Winter and Trials of the Luremaster expansion packs...

If you can recall back nearly a year ago to October of 2013, Square Enix announced that mobile ports of the first eight Dragon Quest games would be coming to Japan. We hoped at the time that those mobile ports would also hit stateside, and as it turned out they did–or at least they've started to. This past May saw the US release of Dragon Quest VIII [$19.99] on the App Store (which is still on sale, by the way), and early last month an iOS port of Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen [$14.99] arrived. Over the weekend at PAX Prime, two of the producers working on the Dragon Quest series confirmed to Polygon that the additional entries in the series are indeed on their way to mobile...

Backflip Studios is Making a 'Dungeons & Dragons' Mobile Game

Over the weekend at PAX Prime, DragonVale developer Backflip Studios announced that they have a new mobile game in the works based on the Dungeons & Dragons IP. The game is currently untitled, but Backflip spoke to Polygon during PAX and did divulge a few details. The game is considered a castle defense game, but it's "much, much more than that" explains Backflip CEO Julian Farrior. "There's a heavy customization component. There's a heavy player-vs-player component. It wouldn't do it justice to tie it to any one game — it's inspired by the castle defense or raiding genres, but it doesn't adhere tightly to that, either."..

Square Enix Debuts First Trailer for 'Chaos Rings III'

Earlier this month, Square Enix announced a brand new entry in their popular mobile RPG series with Chaos Rings III. Though so far the game has only been announced for Japan, we're willing to bet that a North American release is pretty darn likely. Keeping that in mind, Squeenix has debuted the first trailer for Chaos Rings III on its main, Japanese YouTube channel. This means that the trailer is entirely in Japanese, but at least it gives you a glimpse at what the game will be like in motion...

Team Meat is currently showing off Super Meat Boy Forever on the show floor at PAX Prime in Seattle. According to reports, it's an endless runner set in the Super Meat Boy universe, controlling the meaty protagonist, with buzzsaws and the like to avoid. The game is set for tablets along with PC...

Rovio Releases Gameplay Teaser for 'Angry Birds Stella' Ahead of September 4th Launch

Back in February we learned that Rovio had a new Angry Birds game in the works called Angry Birds Stella that featured an entirely brand new and mostly female cast of birds. Rovio stated Angry Birds Stella was "all about inspiration, empowerment and other real issues, without forgetting entertainment and quirky fun." It sounded really cool, but for months there was no real indication on just what kind of game Angry Birds Stella would be. Until today, as Rovio has posted a new gameplay teaser for the game...

Check Out 'Sunburn,' a Game About Throwing Astronauts into the Sun

Dying alone in the dark enormity of the cosmos is one of science fiction's great set pieces: one of the best scenes in all of Star Trek features Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres running out of oxygen somewhere in the Delta Quadrant. All of that existential revulsion is the unfortunate legacy of real-world space travel, too, dotted with heartbreaking figures like Laika and Vladimir Komarov...

Ubisoft Clarifies Episodic Format for 'Valiant Hearts,' "No Comment" on Potential 'Child of Light' for Mobile

Earlier this month, Ubisoft announced the imminent release of a touch-friendly version of Valiant Hearts: The Great War for iOS. The announcement came with news that the game would would be "based on the episodic format allowing players to play the game they way they want, just like for comic books of TV series." That's not exactly the clearest description of an episodic game, so I asked Ubisoft to clarify...

'Bioshock' Hits the US App Store Tonight for $14.99, Available Now in New Zealand

It's been more than six years in the making, but an iOS version of Ken Levine and 2K's classic first-person shooter Bioshock is finally arriving in the App Store. Currently, it's just available in the New Zealand App Store, but it should work its way across the international time zones and eventually end up in the US App Store at 11EST tonight. If you're curious how Bioshock translates to the iOS platform, check out our lengthy hands-on video from earlier this month which is embedded below...

'A Dark Room' Developer Releases 'Gridland', Not on the App Store but Playable in Mobile Safari

The original creator of A Dark Room [$0.99], the minimalist text-adventure hit, has just released their latest game: Gridland. While it's not on the App Store yet, you can still play it on your iPhone or iPad right now via Safari. This is a match-3 game that involves making matches to cultivate resources to build buildings by day – and then fighting off creatures at night by making matches to attack, protect, and more, going back and forth until death...

'Tiny Tower Vegas' Release Date Revealed: August 28th, This Thursday

Good news! Nimblebit's Tiny Tower Vegas is just about ready to be released to the world at large, after months of teasing through social media, including a recent promo code giveaway spree on Twitter. Well, if you didn't luck out with a code, then you don't have much longer to wait: the pixel art tower simulation comes out this Thursday, August 28th, for free...

Lucky Frame's Roguelike 'The Nightmare Cooperative'  Quests on iOS on Thursday, August 28th

Lucky Frame's The Nightmare Cooperative came out on Steam back in July, and was announced as coming to iOS at around that time as well, but now we know when the company's "kind of a puzzley roguelike is finally hitting, on August 28th, this Thursday. Check out their trailer below for the game's impending mobile release:..

'Gemini Strike' Preview - The Vertical Shoot ‘em Up Goes Freemium

I’ve seen a lot of different genre melds but one I’ve not really seen before is a freemium shoot ‘em up. Yet, that’s exactly what the folks at Armor Games have done with Gemini Strike, a soon to be released shooter. Based on what we’ve seen so far, it’s looking like this freemium experiment might be a cool success...

Upcoming 'The Witcher Battle Arena' Gets a New Gameplay Trailer

Early last month, CD Projekt Red announced The Witcher Battle Arena for mobile devices, and this week they've unveiled the first gameplay trailer for the game. The Witcher Battle Arena is a multiplayer online battle arena game (MOBA) in a similar vein to League of Legends or Dota 2, the two major heavyweights in the genre, but set in the Witcher universe. The new trailer looks really slick, check it out...

Nival's 'Etherlords' Brings World-Building and RPG Battling to the App Store on September 4th

Nival, creators of Defenders [Free], known as Prime World: Defenders outside of iOS, and King's Bounty: Legions [Free], have announced Etherlords, coming September 4th for iOS, boldly forgoing the "Title: Subtitle" format of their previous games. As well, they're trying to make a free-to-play game that is much more player-friendly than similar titles...

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