Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Upcoming "Frantic Ball' Will Remind You of Your Childhood

If you enjoyed those rolling marble run toys growing up, you're going to like the upcoming Frantic Ball, a game that's all about juggling balls. The game has you rolling balls down fancy, complex mazes and watching them go. The trick is you have to grab them before they drop off the edge of the maze and put them back up at the top. The longer you can keep those balls rolling before 3 of them drop off the edge, the better your score. The game comes with six different-looking worlds and a variety of balls with unique effects that probably give you more points but also make keeping them on the track harder...

Card Battler/Open World RPG 'Fangold: The Eventful Adventures of Land of Britain' Gets a New Trailer

Back in September we showed you the trailer for Fangold: The Eventful Adventures of Land of Britain, a card battler/open world RPG mashup that's also a spinoff of desktop MMO Land of Britain. While we've got card battlers coming out of our ears nowadays, Fangold seemed unique in its focus on world exploration, completing quests, and gathering materials to craft cards for your deck. That initial trailer was more of a brief overview of the game, and last month a second trailer for Fangold focused more on the card battling portions. This week developer Potato Killer Studios has released yet another new trailer and this time has chosen to focus mostly on the adventuring portions of Fangold. Check it out...




'Nexomon' Is a Creature-Catching Game With Over 300 Critters to Collect, Coming Early 2017

Pokemon has taken over the lives of many over the course of 2016. Firstly, Pokemon GO [Free] came along and converted the lives of both grannies and gamers into a perpetual creature hunt for what felt like all summer, and while you may not find as many people roaming the streets in backwards baseball caps in these winter months, the game is still dominating the App Store charts to this day. More recently, Pokemon Sun and Moon dropped for 3DS, and some incredibly impressive sales figures suggest the monster hunting series is as strong as ever. However, without a traditional Pokemon release on the App Store as of yet, many developers have attempted to fill this electric mouse-shaped void on iPhone, and Nexomon is the most recent attempt at stepping into Game Freak's shoes. In a similar vein to Micromon [$0.99], Nexomon features a whole host of colorful creatures to collect and numerous different environments to find them in, and the early reveal trailer shows a lot of promise for when the game releases early next year...

'Cover Fire' Is an Upcoming Shooter With 3D Touch Controls, and Is Looking for Beta Testers

The 3D Touch feature that made its debut with the iPhone 6S has been criminally underused in both App Store games and iOS as a whole. With only a very limited use that is normally restricted to navigational shortcuts as we've seen in both Alto's Adventure [$3.99] and Fallout Shelter [Free] over the past few months, a feature that has potential to offer a whole new spectrum of control within games has been sorely neglected. That's why Cover Fire, an upcoming on rails first person shooter from One Man Band, has me particularly excited. As well as a whole host of interesting features and some truly stunning graphics, the developers have included an option for 3D Touch aiming, whereby soft swipes are used to move the aiming reticle and harder presses shoot your weapon. This sounds like an incredibly intuitive control system and I can't wait to try it out - if you're similarly minded, the developers are looking for beta testers on our forum, where you can sign up and give Cover Fire a shot (no pun intended)...

'Fieldrunners Attack' from Subatomic Studios Set to Launch Worldwide in December

Subatomic's upcoming raiding-strategy take on Fieldrunners was soft launched last year under the name Fieldrunners: Hardhat Heroes, and was set to be published by Flaregames. Well, the game still exists, but now Subatomic Studios are publishing it themselves, and have given it a new name: Fieldrunners Attack. You'll have to deal with various heroes and your units as you attack other players, while still utilizing tower defense tactics to create a base that will repel opponents as well as you possibly can...

For those who dream of challenging themselves and want to see if they have what it takes to make it across a post-apocalyptic wasteland (or just like survival games), B-Grade Renegade: Race to the Rocket is probably for you. This roguelike takes place in a world where corporations and industries have sucked the earth dry, and unfortunately this scenario doesn't sound as unlikely as it did a couple of decades ago. You play as Foxy, a survivor who's determined to make it to the rocket in time to escape this dying planet. You only have 20 ways to make it across, so you better rush. Sounds like a Cannonball Run but with bigger stakes...

'Space Madness' by Naquatic is an Experiment in Game Theory and Space Monkeys

Naquatic is back with an interesting multiplayer experiment in game theory...that also stars monkeys in space. Space Madness puts you and two other players with the task of trying to not hit the red self-destruct button in the next 10 minutes before the journey ends. As you travel along, diamonds are accumulated. Everyone makes it there in one piece, and each player gets all the diamonds that are accumulated, an artifact, and lightyears based on how far you traveled in your mission. Seems easy enough, right? Well, here's the catch: if someone hits that self-destruct button, they'll get whatever diamonds have been collected, and nobody gets an artifact. Oh, and you all have stun guns. You can send premade chat messages, and the gyroscope in your device will communicate body language, so...this could be interesting...

Perhaps the most pressing question around the iOS gaming enthusiast space is "When does Binding of Isaac release?" To which I have to say "I don't know!" A lot of people keep thinking that it's imminent to drop on the App Store any second, but Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis, the game's publisher, is here to tell you to hold your horses, but also to get excited. Beta testing for Binding of Isaac for iOS is still underway, with a planned expansion of testing rather soon. Oh, and while the game is still a bit away, the plan is for the game to release this year, coinciding with the release of Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ on PC...

Kurechii, the studio behind Tiny Guardians [$0.99] and King's League: Odyssey [$0.99], has announced its newest game, Postknight. Oh, and they need the community's help to test the game out. You will play as a postknight – not a post-knight in the way that like post-rock is a music genre – a knight who makes dangerous deliveries. You'll travel the world, completing dangerous tasks, getting sweet loot and rewards along the way. Equipment will affect your character's look, you can blend together special potions, and utilize a variety of skills...

'Leap of Fate' Leaps Over to Android December 1st

We really like Leap of Fate here at TouchArcade, as you can see from our review here. The game is a really good twin-stick action game with plenty of extras to uncover and a ton of content . Up until this week, only iOS players were lucky enough to play it, but now Android players will join the party on December 1st. The game will cost $3.99 and is a premium title worth buying. If you haven't played the game yet, a few words about what to expect. The game is set in a dystopian world of magic and secret societies and has an interesting-enough narrative to give your shooting and spell-casting some context...

'Bullet Force' FPS Soft Launches in Singapore

Bullet Force, the first-person shooter developed by a guy who just graduated this year...from high school...has soft launched in Singapore. The FPS has been available in beta form on Android for a while, but now you don't have to clamor for beta access to this one, or have to use Android like some kind of villainous clod named Carter Dotson. For example. We have a guide on how to download soft launch games if you want to get your hands on this one...

The next game from Dong Nguyen's dotGears, creator of Flappy Bird and Swing Copters [Free], is coming to iOS and Android on December 15th. The game is Ninja Spinki Challenges, and details are few and far between other than the release date and platforms. The game is being published by Obokaidem, a Japanese publisher that is responsible for Green the Planet [Free] and Pick-Xell [Free] – and they're calling it a "Ninja Training Simulation Game." Though Green the Planet is called a "Relaxing Greenery Simulation Game" so we'll see just what that means...

Blow Up a Robot Walrus with Dynamite in the Soft Launched 'Evil Factory'

Nexon M has soft launched an interesting little action game called Evil Factory on the Philippines App Store. Developed by Team Chili, you have to invade the evil factory of the Kraken, trying to take down their forces using just an endless amount of dynamite and the occasion subweapon like a flamethrower. Each level presents you with a unique challenge, with a set of enemies or a boss that you have to take down without taking any damage. The more you play, the more unique main and subweapons you'll pick up...

We are only a few weeks away from Super Mario Run [Free] hitting iOS, so Nintendo thought this was a good time to fire off a few fun gifs and art on Twitter to tease the upcoming Mario runner. Nintendo has been doing this for a few days, and I expect it to continue up until the release. The first tweet was about Mario seemingly jumping faster and further than ever before, the next one had him jumping over obstacles, the third having him doing some very intriguing acrobatic moves where he rolls over a block instead of just jumping over it, and today's has his vaulting over Goombas and Koopa Troopas but not stomping them...

'Armajet' Getting Esport Buzz Even While in Beta

Every time I play the 2D shooter Armajet on our Mobcrush channel, anyone who's watching and doesn't already know the game gets very excited, and I think for good reason. This very competitive multiplayer arena game offers a very tight package with characters that control very well, plenty of weapons that are different enough to matter, and ever-improving social elements like clans. And while the game is still in beta, it's already getting some esports buzz, which is a bit surprising not because of the quality of the game but because the game isn't finished yet...

'Swap Sword' is a Fun Match-3 Roguelike Coming in December

AP Thomson and Diego Garcia – whose art you know from Sunburn [$2.99] and Peter Panic [Free] – have teamed up to make a new game called Swap Sword, hitting iOS on December 1st. This is a match-3 roguelike game, where your character is a tile on the board. You take a turn either by moving your character (and attacking an enemy) or matching 3 tiles in a row. The tiles include enemies, which can be eliminated by matching 3 of them, or attacking them with your character. Keys have to be matched to unlock the exit that becomes a tile on the board that you need to get to. And maybe don't blow it up with the dynamite tiles that appear. Dawdle too long on the board, and an unbeatable enemy will appear...

The Upcoming 'Castle Crusade' Has You Tearing Down Your Opponents' Castles

Ever played Crossbows and Catapults growing up? You know, that game where you used your plastic siege weapons to tear down your opponent's walls and castles bit by bit? The developers of the upcoming Castle Crusade definitely liked that classic game and it's the inspiration for their upcoming Castle Crusade game. In Castle Crusade you build your castle using various blocks to defend from other players and then use your catapult to take down other players' castles. You have to pick the right kind of projectile for the right kind of material (rocks, fireballs, etc), which should make building castles fun. The game offers both real-time PvP and a single-player campaign...

Umbrella Announces Four New Titles Including 'Void Jumping'

Umbrella's hard at work on a new game of their own, but their litany of published titles continues onward and onward in the coming weeks, as they have four new games to announce. First up, there is Void Jumping, set to release this week on the 24th. You'll have to jump from platform to platform, heading through the occasional void that will change the way that you jump. Good luck with that!..

'Get Wrecked' Is a 2v2 Arena Brawler Looking for Testers

If you were looking for a team brawler that is all about the brawling part and doesn't include any creeps or towers, the upcoming Get Wrecked might be what you've been looking for. As you can see from the trailer, this 2v2 arena brawler looks very promising and might offer the kind of quick battles made for mobile games. The game reminds me a lot of the huge PC hit Battlerite (perhaps a bit too much?), and I like that it's focusing on the team battles part of a MOBA and doing away with the build up to those battles. Some might like the drawn-out process of getting your character ready for those big fights, but I don't think those mechanics work in a mobile game. There's a reason after all that we've seen games like Titan Brawl [Free] come out recently...

'Exiles of Embermark' Shows Off New Features in Latest Dev Blog

We've been keeping a close eye on the upcoming Exiles of Embermark because of how it's promising to combine quick battles with deep RPG elements in a game made with the mobile platform in mind. The game is still on track for a 2017 release (hopefully early 2017), but the developer blogs have been giving us more information on what the game will look like on your mobile. The latest dev blog shows off the Mage class look and how you'll be able to mix and match pieces of gear that will give your character the look you want while at the same time adding specific effects...

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