Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Rogue Heroes' is a New Roguelike Platformer Heading to iOS this Month

Roguelikes and dungeon crawlers have been a hot thing as of late, and indie developer My Kung Fu Games have their own take on the genre in the works called Rogue Heroes. It's not a traditional top-down dungeon crawl, but a side-scrolling platformer in a similar vein as Ravenous Games' recent (and quite excellent) release Devious Dungeon. Rogue Heroes has many of the features you might expect from a game of its ilk, like randomly-generated level, character progressions and an inventory system, secret rooms to find and of course permadeath. ..

'RBI Baseball 14' Launching on iOS April 9th

Major League Baseball Advanced Media, MLB's in-house development studio, finally unveiled the first details for the upcoming RBI Baseball franchise reboot last month, and this week they've officially announced that RBI Baseball 14 will be heading to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and iOS on April 9th. There hasn't been a new RBI Baseball game in nearly 20 years, and MLBAM's aim for this latest iteration is to be a throwback to those classic games, focusing on simple "two button" gameplay but using the MLB's trove of statistics to provide a realistic experience behind the scenes...

Upcoming 'Space Noir' Continues to Impress in New Developer Walkthrough Video

Last month developer N-Fusion and publisher Unity Games unveiled Space Noir, a visually impressive space shooter for tablet and PC with influences from classics like X-Wing, Rogue Squadron and Star Fox. Today, N-Fusion has sent along a new walkthrough video which showcases a mission form the game which includes combat as well as how some of the weapon and utility systems work on your ship. Like the reveal trailer, this walkthrough video shows just how incredible Space Noir is shaping up to be...

Mojang's Card Battler 'Scrolls' is Coming to iPad

Look out Hearthstone, it seems Notch is about to ruin your party. Today Mojang announced that Scrolls, their card battler, is coming to the iPad and other tablets. The port will be handled by Ludosity who made the excellent Card City Nights [$1.99]. Scrolls made the news originally when Bethesda tried to sue Mojang because their title was also found in their series “The Elder Scrolls”. It eventually settled but people’s interest didn’t fade. Scrolls has been in Beta for quite a while now so it should eventually be open to more players...

Just for Kicks: 'Kind of Soccer' Coming Out This Month

Kind of Soccer, a new game by Swiss designer Christian Schnellmann, isn't soccer at all, or even kind of like soccer. Sure, everybody's got a little soccer kit on, but it could be called Kind of Elves, or Kind of Space Marines, or Kind of Hodappy Birds, and it would still be a cute little action game...

Twitchy Avoidance Game 'Unpossible' Heading to the App Store April 17th

One of my favorite upcoming games that I had a chance to play at GDC last month was Unpossible from developer Acceleroto, a twitchy obstacle avoidance game. I've been hoping the release would be coming up soon, and to my delight earlier this week it was announced that Unpossible will be launching on April 17th, just a couple of weeks away. To get an idea of what Unpossible is all about, check out our hands-on video with developer Bryan Duke from this past GDC:..

'Galcon' Developer Reveals Endless Brick Breaker 'Breakfinity', Launching April 10th

Galcon developer Phil Hassey has a new game up his sleeve called Breakfinity, and it's coming out next week. Breakfinity takes your typical brick-breaking game and makes it an endless affair. There's all the normal stuff you'd expect, like different brick patterns and power-ups for your paddle, but each level is constantly scrolling downward, forcing you to be quick with all your brick breaking lest you be smashed from above...

11-bit Studios Goes on the Defensive with Upcoming 'Anomaly Defenders'

11-bit Studios made their mark on the App Store back in 2011 with Anomaly Warzone Earth, a gorgeous strategy game that took the tired tower defense genre and spun it on its ear by putting you in the shoes of the creeps rather than the one controlling the towers. Thus, the tower offense genre was born. They kept the tower offense train rolling the following year with Anomaly Korea, which felt mostly like an expansion of the original game, followed by Anomaly 2 last October, which was a full-blown sequel...

'Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff' Hits the App Store on April 10th

The Simpsons: Tapped Out [Free] is pretty big in the App Store, to say the least. It’s been sitting there, on the top grossing charts essentially since release, so of course FOX wants to duplicate that success with other hot IP of theirs. We’ve covered in the past the fact that Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff is coming to the App Store. But today, FOX has announced that the game will be available next week, on April 10th. Fans of the show are in for a treat I’m sure as this will come with new animations and an entirely new storyline by some of the same talented writers behind the show. Get Giggity giggity giggity people...

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:..

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