Category Archives: Upcoming Games

News already hit that Hearhtstone: Heroes of Warcraft is available via a soft launch for the lucky residents (or iTunes account holders) of the New Zealand, Australian, and Canadian iTunes regions. We grabbed it today, and I was effortlessly able to log in and play the game with my US Battle.net account. If you weren't watching the stream today, you missed me losing pretty bad in it:..

'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' for iPad Soft-Launches in New Zealand, Australia and Canada

You may want to kiss your social life goodbye as Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Blizzard’s highly successful trading card game, has been soft-launched for the iPad in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Based on Warcraft’s lore, it may look like a re-skin of Magic the Gathering but beneath the surface is a different beast. Sure you’ll open packs, assemble the best deck you can build and beat your opponents with it, but it does away with terrains. Thus, it’s a simpler and more approachable game that is also incredibly fun. Millions of players have already spent countless hours on the recently released desktop version, and the game’s look and feel is a natural fit for iOS. We loved the iPad version when we previewed it late last year. You’ll be able to play it for free and you’ll also have the option to connect to your Battle.net account thus getting the cards and progression synchronized with the PC/Mac version...

Cipher Prime's Dubstep Shooter 'Intake' is Heading to iPad "Soon"

Cipher Prime, makers of awesome music-based iPad games like Fractal, Splice and Pulse, have announced that their latest release Intake is making the jump from desktop to iOS. So what is Intake? Well, to quote Cipher's eloquent description from the original YouTube trailer embedded below, they describe it as "If Dr. Mario and Ikaruga had a steamy dubstep tryst, Intake would be their lovechild." I am… strangely sold on that description alone, but check out the trailer too...

FTL is a hell of a game, and hearing that it was coming to the iPad is easily among the best news I've heard surrounding the App Store. It's one of my favorite games for the PC, and while I haven't played it in quite a while, it's been super exciting to pick up the game again on the iPad. It's being released tomorrow for $9.99, but we got the all clear this afternoon to stream the game today...

Check Out the Trailer for 'Hodappy Bird', an Upcoming Flappy-like From the Creator of 'Flapthulhu'

The proverbial One Ring of Flappy Bird games was submitted to the App Store yesterday, and soon, one flappy game shall rule them all. It's called Hodappy Bird, and it's by Madgarden, the developer of the similarly awesome Flapthulhu [Free]. If you want your brain to melt from being subjected to the best trailer we've ever posted on TouchArcade, hit play:..

'Cave Story' Developer Launching Retro Inspired iOS Platformer 'Kero Blaster' on May 11th

A rather cool looking retro platformer is hitting iOS soon. Made by Studio Pixel, the folks behind Cave Story (a well-received platformer), Kero Blaster follows the story of a frog as it attempts to rescue his cat girlfriend. The story might sound crazy but the gameplay will feel familiar to anyone looking for that retro side-scroller experience. It seems to be quite challenging too, looking at the trailer:..

Joining the ranks of classic matching RPGs like 10000000 and Block Legend, today Everplay has soft-launched Horde of Heroes, their own entry into the genre, in the Canadian App Store. Originally announced last week on our forums, Horde of Heroes is created by Cookiebit, the minds behind Miner Problem and 1001 attempts. We enjoyed both those games quite a bit, so we’re pretty stoked about this one...

Techland have been riding on Dead Island’s success ever since it came out on PC and consoles, but as of today, they've got something new in the mix. Hellraid has been seen as the dark fantasy version of Dead Island and Techland has announced today that a brand new mobile title set in this universe is coming soon called Hellraid: The Escape. So far, Techland’s only app on the App Store is Dead Stop [$0.99], a good tower defense that was riddled with IAP. Hellraid: The Escape is a totally different game more akin to In Fear I Trust [$2.99]. Here’s the first trailer from the game:..

Turn a Baseball Brawl into an Action Strategy Game with Upcoming 'Bench Clearing'

America's Pastime, baseball, has a rich history of competition among some of the most gifted athletes of our time. Bu,t sometimes, it's not such a gentlemanly game. Sometimes, a pitcher beans a batter with a ball out of frustration, anger, or just by accident. Sometimes a bat flies out of a batter's hand and towards an opposing player. Hey, these things happen, but when they do, sometimes emotions boil over and confrontations on the field take place. As per the "unwritten rules" of baseball, if a teammate looks like he's about to get in a scuffle, both sides' benches clear and rush to their aid...

'World of Tanks: Blitz' Closed Beta Begins

World of Tanks has been a hit on PC since its first version in 2010. A free to play MMO tank battler, World of Tanks puts you in the driver seat of a tank, and thanks to its highly strategic gameplay, it has gained a massive following over the past few years. Developer Wargaming has been hard at work on an iOS version since then. Although it does not share the exact same gameplay, World of Tanks: Blitz is based on the experience that players know and love from the PC version but built from the ground up for mobile devices. You’ll engage in seven on seven multiplayers battles on 7 maps using medium and heavy tanks. Wargaming has recently released a new trailer showcasing the gameplay and letting people know that the game is currently in closed beta...

Hardcore Strategy Simulation Game 'Democracy 3' is Headed to iPad

Cliff Harris of Gratuitous Space Battle [$9.99 (HD)] is bringing Democracy 3 to the iPad per a recent post on the Positech blog. In this simulation game, you are the leader of a country and you’re faced with all the challenges that you can imagine. For those unfamiliar with the series it might seem a bit hard to understand at first because you’re not doing it from a 3D viewpoint. Instead, you look at charts, numbers and texts to better understand the consequences of your action and react accordingly. It’s been quite successful on PC and Democracy 3 was released late last year to glowing reviews. ..

'David', a Minimalist Platform Shooter Inspired by 'Shadow of the Colossus', Heading to the App Store Soon

Fermenter Games have recently released a new game called David on Windows and Mac, and are readying a release for iOS. David is a minimalist action platformer, and like its inspiration Shadow of the Colossus, features a series of nine increasingly difficult battles against massive bosses. To combat those bosses, your tiny, abstract character will use a slingshotting mechanic inspired by Angry Birds. That might sound strange, but it totally works. Check out this brief trailer for David...

'FTL: Faster Than Light' Hitting the App Store on April 3rd for $9.99

FTL’s release date has finally been announced, and I couldn’t be more excited. This roguelike space adventure has been really popular on PC and Mac and you’ll be able to get it on your iPad on April 3rd for $9.99 without any kind of IAPs. It was a natural fit for the platform but one that took a lot longer than expected to be announced. ..

'Warhammer 40k: Storm of Vengeance' Release Pushed Back to April 3rd, Launch Day DLC Packs Announced

Back in December, Games Workshop and developer Eutechnyx announced a new game in the Warhammer universe for Steam and mobile devices called Warhammer 40k: Storm of Vengeance. While that initial announcement came with very few details other than it would be a "lane strategy" game, in late February Eutechnyx released a teaser trailer for Storm of Vengeance along with a few extra bits of info, one of which was a planned release date of March 27th. Today, the developer has sent word that Storm of Vengeance's release has been pushed back by just a week, and will now arrive on April 3rd. If you want a closer look at Storm of Vengeance than what was provided in the previously released teaser trailer, here's a brand new developer diary video to check out...

Ustwo's Brain Twisting Puzzler 'Monument Valley' Coming April 3rd, New Behind the Scenes Video Released

Late last year, Whale Trail [Free] developer Ustwo unveiled their latest project, an Escher-esque puzzler called Monument Valley. The game features level designs that will twist your brain into knots, and the overall minimalist theme fit this type of game nicely. Earlier today, Ustwo announced over Twitter that Monument Valley will be arriving on iOS April 3rd for $3.99, with an Android version following a few weeks later. In addition, Ustwo has released a fantastic behind the scenes trailer on the making of Monument Valley that's worth your time. It gave me goosebumps...

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