Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Darkest Dungeon' Descends on Your iPad August 24th

Finally! We've known for some time now that the great Darkest Dungeon game was coming to tablets, and now we have an actual date: August 24th. The developers have been working with Blitworks to bring the game to tablets, and they sound very excited to finally be bringing the game to our iPads. While the game is titled "Tablet Edition," it sounds like it's a very faithful port, and the developers feel the touch interface is a perfect fit for (and the natural form of) the game. You'll be able to suspend your game at any point due to its turn-based nature, which is a great feature when you're gaming on the go (although it won't be that much of a "game on the go" since it's not going to be on your iPhone)...

'Zlatan Legends' Turns Ibrahimovic Into a Superhero in Space, Which I Call Realism

If you aren't a football (soccer to some of you) fan, then you might not know who Zlatan Ibrahimovic, which is certainly a pity. Zlatan is a Swedish player who has achieved superstar status both for his skills with the ball but also for his eccentric personality. If you want to get an idea of what kind of a personality Zlatan is, check the trailer for his upcoming game, Zlatan Legends, and you'll understand. Zlatan is dressed in an Iron-Man kind of suit and seems to be the one defending the world against some kind of an invasion. For anyone who knows the player, this trailer isn't that weird, which goes to show...




Become a Restaurateur and Master Foodie in 'Chef Wars,' Coming Soon

It will soon be time to do battle…in the kitchen. Chef Wars is an upcoming food-discovery RPG by Mindcake Games where you compete against other players to attract top talent, find the best ingredients, and create hundreds of new and real-life recipes. Games will have a theme and you pick the recipe you feel best fits the theme and are then stacked up against your rivals by a team of 11 judges—each with unique tastes, preferences, criteria and personalities—who render a score. The winner grows their cash and prestige in the foodie world. A big part of the game will happen behind the scenes, before the judged competitions, and hard work there will bring home the bacon…or filet mignon...

'Unbalance' is a Really Clever Looking Minimalistic Puzzle Game Launching Next Week

With so many games coming out on the App Store each and every day, it feels like pretty much every genre has gotten oversaturated. Puzzle games have been a natural fit for on-the-go play for decades now, and that's probably the largest genre on iOS too. But there's a subset of that genre known as minimalist puzzle games that has also become quite crowded, but is still consistently providing some great new experiences. These puzzlers look to strip away all the flash and focus on straight up mechanics. Unbalance is a new minimalistic puzzler from Turkish developer Tvee Games where the goal is incredibly simple: Get the red dot that's living inside a variety of shapes to fall down to the goal below. The way you do that is what's interesting to me. You'll add your own dots into the different compartments of the shape to throw off its balance and hopefully get that red dot to worm its way through the maze inside and eventually out into the goal. ..

'DC Unchained' is a 3 on 3 Super Battler Featuring Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman and It's Coming to Mobile

Korean games publisher 4:33 Creative Lab recently announced their superhero MMO battler is coming west, and to mobile. DC Unchained, created in partnership with Warner Brothers, let's you form super-heroic groups from over 30 DC Universe heroes and villains. That's right, you can cape up as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, the Joker, Lex Luthor, Harley Quinn and more. DC Unchained features three-on-three battles between heroes and villains in real time. The action will occur throughout Metropolis, Gotham City, and other recognizable locales...

'TauCeti Unknown Origin' is a Stunning New FPS from BadFly Interactive, Makers of the 'Dead Effect' Series

BadFly Interactive made a name for themselves with their 2013 first-person shooter Dead Effect, which is sadly no longer available due to it being published by BulkyPix and them going out of business. Anyway, Dead Effect was awesome in the way it blended straightforward run 'n gun shooting with horror elements, making for a creepy and satisfying experience. Its sequel Dead Effect 2 [Free] took those ideas and expanded on them in every way with far more variety and an emphasis on an RPG leveling system, and it received quite a bit of new content following its release in the fall of 2015. Dead Effect 2 was also ported to Mac and PC desktops and the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and with all of that now out of the way BadFly has started up on a brand new FPS project titled TauCeti Unknown Origin. It's still a work in progress but already the teaser trailer for the game is looking quite stunning...

'Dereliction,' an Upcoming Squad-Based RTS, Shows Promise and is Looking for Demo Testers in Our Forums

Dereliction is an upcoming real-time strategy game where you take command of a squad of space-based mercenaries. Your job is to find derelict vessels floating in space and clear them of hostiles so salvage operations can commence. The game is about clearing just such a vessel from an infestation of aliens who are none too pleased to get their eviction notice. The Dross are insect-like aliens that spawn like crazy near the power core of the dying spacecraft. When your team arrives, however, they will wake up plenty fast and you'll have a fight on your hands...

Beautiful Award-Winning Physics Puzzler 'Tiny Bubbles' Is Looking for Beta Testers on Our Forums

Last week, the turn-based bathing puzzle game Swim Out was announced for iOS, and I was impressed with how this game appeared to reinvigorate relatively tired gameplay mechanics with a fresh thematic approach. In many ways, the upcoming Tiny Bubbles takes a similar approach - and not simply because of its shared love of all things aquatic. At its heart, Tiny Bubbles shares many tropes that you may have seen before in the App Store, and its color matching and clearing core elements are ones that have been in puzzle titles for decades. However, as its name implies, the bubble aspect leads to some breathtakingly slick and creative action through the game's unique physics engine. The resulting amalgamation is a puzzle title that looks to be incredibly intuitive and soapy slick, and the developer is looking for a limited number of beta testers to try out Tiny Bubbles before its fall launch on our forum thread...

'Pathfinder Duels' Is an Upcoming Collectible Card Game Based on the Popular Franchise

The top-selling RPG Pathfinder has only become more popular in recent years, and it has slowly moved to the digital realm in the form of Pathfinder Adventures, the port of Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. Today, we learned that there's another Pathfinder mobile game on the way, and this one is called Pathfinder Duels. Pathfinder Duels will be an official collectible card game that will draw inspiration from the Pathfinder universe. Players will get to visit the world of Golarion to fight through a story based on Rise of the Runelords campaign (which is also Pathfinder Adventures' first campaign)...

'Nexoman,' Out Next Week, Looks to Become the GoBots to 'Pokémon Go's' Transformers

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, or so they say. Pokémon Go [Free] must feel very flattered these days. We have another contender for the capture and collect a bunch of creatures genre taking the field soon. Nexoman is hitting the App Store on August 10th and will have you exploring a large game world full of over 300 monsters to combat, capture, train, and evolve. Lime Turtle Inc, the makers of the game, have been hard at work on the game for over two years and after a successful beta are ready to launch...

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp Is Brand Ambassador for the Upcoming 'Football Empire'

If you follow football (soccer for some of you), then you probably know Jurgen Klopp, the "slightly" eccentric coach of Liverpool FC and formerly of Borussia Dortmund. Apparently, Klopp has decided to become the a "brand ambassador" for the upcoming game Football Empire. Klopp will help the game developers improve the Football Empire, although, as is always the case in situations like these, it's hard to tell how much help he'll actually be or whether all the developers need is his name in a story like this one. Football Empire will try and blend management with building strategy games, with the team facilities being the starting point for everything else. You'll need to be expanding your club grounds as you go along (probably similarly to games like Clash of Clans) and using those new facilities to improve your players' skills...

'Top Gear Road Trip' Is a...Racing Match-Three Game, Coming August 17th

Top Gear is a pretty big TV show with a pretty big following, even though the last couple of years it's undergone some pretty major revisions. Since this is a show all about cars and racing competitions, what better way to bring the show to life as a mobile game than in the form of a match-3 game called Top Gear Road Trip? This upcoming game tries to blend match-3 mechanics with racing minigames and challenges, and is heavily inspired by silly moments from the show. And, since this is Top Gear, there's a lot of competition going on, either with yourself or with others...

'The Walking Dead: March to War' Android Pre-Registrations Is Live, You'll Get In-Game Reward

The Walking Dead: March to War is getting closer to release, so it's ready for Android players to start pre-registering. As it always the case with pre-registrations, those who sign up will get an in-game "surprise" a few days after launch that will help them stay alive a little longer. Given that this is The Walking Dead universe, maybe you'll get a box of fresh human meat full of vitamins, proteins, and, perhaps, some bullets. So, go and pre-register for Android here. If you're an iOS players, you can't pre-register yet, but you can join an email list to get notified...

If you've been following Magic: The Gathering digital offerings, you'll know that Magic Online has had all kinds of issues since forever and that the recent Magic Duels [Free] games were valiant, but ultimately failed, attempts at giving us a robust digital version of Magic that can equal a game like Hearthstone or even all the other recent ones like Eternal and The Elder Scrolls: Legends. More recently, Wizards of the Coast announced that it was reimagining digital versions of Magic, and today we found out that the digital game Wizards was working on is called Magic: The Gathering Arena. That's pretty much all the information we were given, and we will learn more about the game and how to join the closed beta during a Twitch stream on September 7th at 1 PM PT...

'Terra Battle 2' Pre-Registration Is Live, the More the Merrier

Terra Battle 2 is slowly taking shape, and today the game has officially launched its pre-registration campaign, which is similar to the one from the original Terra Battle. The way it works is the more people pre-register, the better the starting items in the game for everyone. And since you don't have to pay to pre-register (this isn't a Kickstarter), you should all go do that. If they get 10K participants, then players will get 10 times the normal energy at the start of the game. If they get 200K participants, Samantha from Terra Battle will join the game. And at 300K participants, Testuya Nomura of Square Enix and Hironobu Sakaguchi will work together for the first time in 20 years to bring a new Guardian to the Game...

Rocketcat Games Is Actually Working on Their "Fish Boyfriend" Game We All Sorta Thought Was a Joke

Rocketcat Games is responsible for some of the absolute best games on the App Store, most of which we've given basically every award we can give a mobile game. From Hook Champ [$2.99] to Death Road to Canada [$9.99], we've loved 'em all. Behind the scenes, working with Rocketcat can be a little odd. Studio Grand Poobah Kepa Auwae has a great sense of humor which is just dripping from all of their games, but you're never really sure where the line between jokes and sarcasm stops and where actual plans for future games begin...

'Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story' Is the Sequel to the Hit 'A Normal Lost Phone'

A Normal Lost Phone [$2.99] got quite a bit of praise when it released a few months ago partly because of how it didn't shy away from "controversial" issues and how it dove into a person's private life. Accidental Queens, the developers of A Normal Lost Phone, revealed today the spiritual successor to the first game, and it's called Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story. The sequel of sorts will use the same kind of basic gameplay—where the whole action takes place in someone's phone—but will bring a completely new mystery with new puzzles and a new storyline...

Telltale's 'Batman: The Enemy Within' Gets Official Trailer, Mobile Versions Delayed Until Early October

Last month during the San Diego Comic-Con, Telltale Games announced a second season for their interactive story adventure series based on Batman called Batman: The Enemy Within, and today they've released the first trailer showing the game in action ahead of its console and desktop launch next week. This season's main antagonist will be none other than The Riddler, who seems much more sadistic than his silly outfit and name might indicate. We also get to see quite a few familiar faces returning, as well as some new ones. Oh, and the Joker taking a selfie with Batman is a highlight as well. Check it out...

Check out the New Trailer for 'Titanfall Assault', Which Launches next Week

We've been covering the upcoming Titanfall Assault for a while now, as we were super curious to see whether or not Titanfall Assault would meet the same fate as Titanfall Frontline, which never made it out of soft launch. Well, Titanfall Assault has been soft launched since early May, and we just got word from the developers that it'll globally launch next week on August 10th. There's even a new trailer for you to check out:..

Handelabra's 'Bottom of the 9th' Coming Out August 17th

We've been keeping a close eye on Bottom of the 9th, Handelabra's upcoming port of the card and dice game with the same name, and now we finally have a release date: August 17th. The game has you putting together a team consisting of players with different skills and powers, which will allow you to build a team with the kind of playstyle you want. And, since this is baseball, you can try and bluff your way to victory by tricking your opponent into thinking you're going for a completely different pitch and swing...

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