Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Here's the First Teaser Footage of Open World Western Adventure 'Guns and Spurs'

Last month we showed you the first screens of Guns and Spurs, a Western-themed open world game from solo developer Sakis25 that is actually a remake of a game he created in Game Maker way back in 2010. This new version is being completely rebuilt using Unity, and although the scope seems a bit small due to being a one-man project, it looks like it's poised to offer some pretty enjoyable cowboy-style fun. One of the activities you'll be able to partake in in Guns and Spurs is racing your horse, and today the first video from the game gives us a brief look at that racing in action...

Pinball/Brick Breaker Mashup 'Super Hyper Ball 2' Releasing Next Thursday, New Trailer Released

During the summer of 2015, Neonchimp released Super Hyper Ball [Free], which aimed to take the best parts of brick-breaking and meld them together with the best parts of pinball in one glorious mashup. It partly succeeded, but as we noted in our review, the entire game felt more like brick breaker with just a few sparse pinball elements like bumpers spread throughout. They didn't go far enough with the melding! So Neonchimp looked to take another stab at it with a sequel, which we first caught sight of way back in March of last year. Now, just over 9 months later and Super Hyper Ball 2 finally has a release date of January 12th along with a brand new trailer...




'Reigns 2' Announced, with a Free Expansion Pack for the Original 'Reigns' Launching in February

Reigns [$2.99] was undoubtedly one of the standout iOS releases of 2016, and was well represented on our round-up of the best games of the year, as well as my own personal list of titles I enjoyed the most over the last twelve months. I certainly was not alone in holding Reigns in such high regard - Nerial's flagship adventure app received critical acclaim on its release in August, as its unique Tinder-esque mechanics, abundant charm and interesting concept of continuing your dynasty after the previous ruler's death proved to be a novel and engrossing essential mobile experience. Today, Nerial have announced that, as well as a free DLC expansion for the original game that is set to launch this Februrary, they are working on an entirely new sequel that is tentatively titled Reigns 2. However, instead of playing from the very traditional perspective of irrefutable power that the king possessed, the developers have put you in the shoes of the queen...

'Mega Man' 1-6 Releasing for iOS and Android on January 5th

Capcom has just confirmed the release date for the 6 NES Mega Man games making their way to mobile. January 5th is when the games will release in the US. Japan's launch date is January 6th, so expect this one to roll out worldwide at about the same time, possibly later on Thursday than earlier. Mobile game release times are more of a polite suggestion than anything concrete, but the point is that the first Thursday of 2017 is when you'll be getting your Mega Man on mobile on. ..

'Card Thief' to Offer Beta Info Next Week, Hopefully the Beta is Near

I think it's pretty fair to say we've been keeping a close eye on Card Thief here at TouchArcade, and I'm glad to hear that the beta for the game should be inching closer. As the developers have said in our Upcoming Games forum thread, a secret Guild Symbol has appeared, and that means we're getting a Beta announcement next week. Hopefully that means the actual beta is very near. Why should you be excited? Card Thief is the follow-up to last year's great Card Crawl [$2.99], and it looks to be just as clever as the latter...

'Turbo League' Promises to be Like 'Rocket League' on Mobile

Do you like Rocket League? You probably do, you're a normal functioning human being...probably. But you're also a TouchArcade reader, which means you play games on your mobile device. And unless you stream the game from your PC, you can't really play Rocket League on the go. Thankfully, Zero Four Games is here to deliver some rocket soccer action for you in Turbo League. Expect 3 vs. 3 soccer with cars featuring rocket boosters, complete with online play that's crossplatform with iOS and Android...

Godzilab Soft-Launches Idle RPG 'Crush Them All' and Are Looking for Feedback

Our forum community is a fantastic place for developers to find early players for their games that can provide invaluable real-world feedback in order to get a game in shape before its official launch. I can't even count how many games were shaped for the better based on feedback from real players. It's probably in the thousands! Anyway, one of our favorite developers Godzilab, who you probably know from the incredible iBlast Moki series or the adorable city builder Happy Street, have just soft-launched their new game in Australia and they're looking for some feedback on it. The game is called Crush Them All and it's an idle RPG that has you tapping to defeat giant monsters, collecting and upgrading an army of characters, and exploring over 1000 stages...

'Mini DAYZ', the Free Pixelated 'Day Z', Has Soft Launched

Day Z was a landmark PC game that managed to create a post-apocalyptic playground where zombies were dangerous but the other people playing the game with you were infinitely more so. Despite its many and severe bugs, Day Z became incredibly popular and still echoes in many recent survival games. Now, you can have a similar experience on your mobile device. A couple of years ago, a "demake" of Day Z called MiniDAYZ came out and was very successful. The game, eventually bought by Bohemia Interactive, was a 2D top-down game with fun pixel art that was still hard as nails...

'Grumpy Cat's Worst Game Ever' from 'Combo Critters' Developer Releases This Week

Lucky Kat Studios has had a pretty solid 2016, with the fun Sky Chasers [Free] and Combo Critters [Free] that released this year. Now, the studio with its great pixel art is ready to close out the year by teaming up with Grumpy Cat for a game: Grumpy Cat's Worst Game Ever. Releasing on Thursday, December 22nd, this minigame collection will have you trying to play a bunch of minigames, with the promise of getting to watch Grumpy Cat fail at them and be miserable. Because it's Grumpy Cat. The irony in the name belies that there's some great production values in play here, which you would expect from Lucky Kat based on their previous titles...

Raise your hands if you wanted another Angry Birds game. Well, you're getting one anyway. Angry Birds Blast, a puzzle game starring all those ill-tempered birds, is going to blast onto the App Store December 22nd, so get ready to have a blast. The game is a balloon popping puzzler that has you freeing the birds trapped in those colorful balloons. There are all kinds of puzzles to solve, the usual 3-star level rating to work for, boosters to use to take out more balloons at the same time, as well as daily challenges and leaderboards...

'The Walking Dead: A New Frontier' Is Out for PC, Coming to Mobile This Week

For fans of Telltale's The Walking Dead [Free], and wait is finally over since Season 3 of the lauded series, officially called The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier, has just launched on PC and is coming to iOS and Android this week. Telltale is doing something it's never done with one of its series in the past, and that's release the first two episodes at the same time. The new season follows the adventures and misadventures of Javier, a young man determined to protect his family, and the famous Clementine from Season 1, a young girl who's had her share of heartbreaking losses during her life. I can tell that pretty much any fan of Season 1 and 2 is very excited to have Clementine back because of how memorable a character she was...

All Six 8-Bit 'Mega Man' Games Confirmed for Release Outside of Japan, Will Be $1.99 Each and "Optimized" for Mobile

On Friday, our own Shaun Musgrave picked up on a tweet from Capcom Japan announcing that the six 8-bit Mega Man games were getting special re-releases for mobile. Details were pretty light, and the big question was whether or not these mobile ports would be releasing outside of Japan or not. Well, this morning Capcom's US operations have confirmed that these games will indeed be releasing outside of Japan in early January. Details are still pretty light but we also now know that each game will be released separately for $1.99 apiece and that they've been "optimized for the mobile devices with adjustments to game speed."..

'Silly Sausage: Doggy Dessert' From Nitrome Will Release on December 22nd

Nitrome's had themselves quite the year, with another slew of top-notch games with top-notch pixel art to their name in 2016, including the hit game Leap Day [Free]. But they are not quite done with 2016 yet, as they have one final release in store: Silly Sausage: Doggy Dessert is set to hit on December 22nd. The sequel to Silly Sausage in Meat Land [Free], where you played as a giant, stretchy, sausage dog stretching throughout various mazes. This time, you'll be traveling through a dreamland made of cake, taking on all sorts of new trials, such as difficult challenge rooms. Oh, and there's a boss fight where you take on the figures on a wedding cake? What?! ..

Hero Academy was one of my favorite mobile games for quite some time, until some later updates messed up the game balance a bit too much. I was hoping that Mojang's Scrolls was going to bring us a fun card game played on a tactical board, but alas, Microsoft did away with that one. Now I'm waiting for Duelyst to hit the App Store (hopefully not too far into the future), but the upcoming Exploits might scratch the same itch. Exploits is hoping to give players short, quick battles, but what I like about it is that the developers are trying to push players towards going for combos every single turn instead of just using all their turns to build up towards one big finale...

Orangepixel Reveals the Post-Apocalyptic 'Ashworld'

Orangepixel is ready to reveal its newest game, Ashworld. Carrying the torch of Orangepixel games steadily growing in scope, this is primed to be an open-world action game. Taking place in a post-apocalyptic desert landscape inspired by Mad Max, you play as the hero Ash. You'll have to survive and help the humans keep civilization going, while fending off the chaotic Ragers, and the nocturnal, undead, Skellies...

'ChocoRun 2' Brings Hardcore Platforming to Mobile Jan. 16th

The original ChocoRun came to the App Store back in 2011 and was well-received overall. Now the developers are getting ready to unleash ChocoRun 2 upon the mobile world, and judging from the trailer, it's going to be pretty cool. ChocoRun 2 consists of short, quick levels that will have you dying repeatedly. In other words, it will be the kind of game where try, die, repeat. If you like games like Geometry Dash [$1.99], then ChocoRun 2 is probably going to be right up your alley...

I've been a FIFA player for a long time both on console and mobile, but the recent iterations of the franchise have left me indifferent to put it mildly. The FIFA games continue to be very popular but with a different audience than the one I'm part of. In other words, if you liked FIFA 14 - with the various modes and an optional Ultimate Team mode - then you probably don't like the latest FIFA. Konami has now decided to offer some competition to EA's juggernaut by developing PES 2017 for mobile in the hope of reigning supreme on the App Store. The game is currently soft-launched in Australia, and I haven't had a chance to play it yet...

'A Normal Lost Phone' Is an Upcoming Narrative Mystery Game on Your Worst Fear

Have you ever lost a phone or came close to losing one? Do you remember the horror of knowing that someone can access everything on that phone (provided they can break into it)? The upcoming A Normal Lost Phone puts you in the shoes of someone who finds a lost phone and has to figure out what has happened to its previous owner. I'm pretty sure the story won't be about how the previous owner got drunk and lost the phone somewhere along the way home...

Japanese News Claims 'Super Mario Run' Will Be Available at Midnight Pacific, What Do You Think?

The question that's circling effectively every place on the internet that discusses video games that has any kind of mobile gaming inkling to it right now is dominated by one thing: When exactly is Super Mario Run going to finally hit the App Store? Something is definitely happening, as per AppShopper version history, a 1.0 version of the game was pushed to the App Store earlier today, with an initial download that weighs in at just under 200MB. (You may have gotten a push alert from the TouchArcade app for this, sorry!) With it officially being Thursday the 15th in most areas of the world right now, it feels like the game could hit at any time. Japan Times is claiming a 5:00 PM release time in Japan, which would put it at Midnight Pacific but aside from this cryptic Nintendo tweet I haven't seen that mentioned anywhere else, so I'm taking it with a pretty massive grain of salt...

Mi-Clos and Goblinz Studio's 'Dungeon Rushers' Needs Mobile Testers

I was excited to hear about Dungeon Rushers coming to mobile, with publishing by Mi-Clos. Sure, I could play it on PC, but I would rather play it on my iPad. Wouldn't you? Well, if you can't wait till February, then good news: developer Goblinz Studio is opening up beta testing slots for iOS and Android users. Just fill out this handy form here and you can sign up to get into the mobile beta of Dungeon Rushers...

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