Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Madden Mobile' Coming to the App Store August 26th

The latest iteration of EA's flagship football series Madden NFL will be hitting consoles on August 26th, and on that same day a mobile version appropriately called Madden Mobile will be hitting the App Store as well. Madden Mobile promises an "all-new NFL experience" that "will allow fans to build a dominant team composed of the league’s best talent from past and present." That experience will consist of running your favorite team through a 16 game season in pursuit of a playoff appearance and ultimately a Super Bowl win, facing off in head-to-head matches against friends, or partaking in one of EA's new Live Events. These Live Events will be "quick, fun challenges that will dynamically update throughout the season and beyond." In addition, the Live Events will offer rewards such as "player packs, coins, special players and more."..

Madgarden's Upcoming 'Arecibo Man' Gets a New Trailer

Back in June we checked out a trailer for a new upcoming game called Arecibo Man from Madgarden, who has positioned himself firmly in the neo-retro movement with previous offerings like Chillaxian [$1.99], Flapthulu [Free], Sword of Fargoal [$2.99] and Punch Quest [Free]. Arecibo Man is no different. It features more bleeps, bloops and blocky pixels than you can shake a stick at, and its inspired by classics like Robotron and Berzerk. I also get a distinctive Smash TV vibe from it, in the fact that it's a top-down shooter that has you moving from room to room. This latest trailer shows off even more of Arecibo Man's chaotic gameplay, including a battle with a brand new enemy: a formidable tank...

Here's The Evidence: 'Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies' Is Coming To The West

It feels like it was only yesterday that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies suddenly appeared in the Japanese App Store, leaving us all wondering if Western iOS gamers could expect to see it in English. Wait, that was just yesterday. Well, as Miles Edgeworth is fond of saying, proof is everything, and today we've got a piece of evidence that is sure to get the court's attention. Just moments ago, a Capcom Employee made a post on his Capcom Unity blog that not only confirmed that the game is coming in English, but also provided screenshots of the English version. Although he couldn't confirm an exact release date, he did say that we can expect it "quite soon", and from the looks of the screenshots, it must be ready to go or very close to it...

New Tiger Woods Golf and NFL Management Games in the Works Courtesy of Zynga

It seems that one of the biggest golf icons in history is making his return to the digital links, as today it was announced that Tiger Woods will be starring in a new golf game through a partnership with Zynga, of all people. The yet-to-be-named golfing game is set to release sometime later this year, and is being developed by Zynga Orlando, which is comprised of many former EA employees. As you probably know, Tiger Woods served as the star for EA's PGA Tour golf series for 15 years before they parted ways, and Tiger Woods' name is synonymous with modern golf video games...

'Ace Attorney 5' Makes A Surprise Appearance On Japan's App Store

I think one of the weird things about the iOS gaming market is how big games can seemingly come out of nowhere and be on sale without much of a word from anyone. The latest example comes from Capcom, who recently scored a serious hit with their release of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [$14.99]. Following in the footsteps of that dedicated handheld-to-mobile port, none other than Ace Attorney 5 suddenly appeared on the Japanese App Store today. ..

Are You Smart Enough For This 'Smarter Than You' Puzzle?

If you haven't been paying attention, Eighty Eight Games is on the verge of releasing a new iOS game called Smarter Than You. It's a clever spin on the classic game of rock paper scissors, iOS-ized. It's got a crazy payment model too, and I'm arguably more curious to see how all that works out than actually playing the game itself. Anyway, here's the trailer if you missed it:..

Hands-On with 'Bioshock' for iOS - The World of Rapture in the Palm of Your Hands

Well, it turns out that the cryptic image that 2K Games tweeted a couple of weeks back that hinted that Bioshock might be on its way to Apple devices wasn't just a bunch of hot air. The first-person shooter classic Bioshock is indeed on its way to iOS, and last week 2K was gracious enough to give me an in person demo of the game on an iPad Air, and I came away thoroughly impressed...

Square-Enix Announces 'Chaos Rings 3'

Square-Enix does a lot of business on mobiles with ports and remakes of some of their greatest hits of yesteryear, but once upon a time, they put out a bunch of original games, too. Of that assortment of games, the most well-known is probably the Chaos Rings series, a trio of titles developed by Media.Vision. The most recent release in the series, Chaos Rings 2 [$15.99 / $16.99 (HD)], came out in early 2012, and apart from a couple of promised updates and talk of a F2P spin-off called Chaos Rings Sigma, we've heard very little concrete information about any further games in the series. That is, until today, when Square-Enix announced via Famitsu that Chaos Rings 3 will be releasing this winter on iOS, Android, and PlayStation Vita...

'Flappy Bird' is Back… on Amazon Fire TV

It looks like when Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen announced that he was bringing his cult-hit game back in August, he wasn't fooling around. Here it is, just the first day of August, and a revamped version of Flappy Bird has arrived. The only catch is that it's only available on the Amazon Fire TV as of this writing...

Noodlecake Announces Their Latest Published Title, a Puzzler Called 'Joinz'

Noodlecake Games has just announced their latest published title, a casual puzzle game from Gamebra.in, a studio that comes from the Will.i.am school of naming, called Joinz. They're describing this as Tetris meets Threes [$1.99]. The idea is that this is an endless puzzle game, where blocks must be moved around to form the required shapes that are shown on the top of the game board. Each move that doesn't make a match spawns a new block on the board...

Luderia Shows Off Trailer for Upcoming 'Spooklands', Coming August 21st

Luderia Games has just released a trailer for their upcoming Spooklands, and have announced when you can play it: 3 weeks from today, on August 21st. This is a one-finger arena shooter, where tapping on the screen will fire in that direction, with a bariety of bullet types both 'normal' and odd. Shooting out glowing red boots is a thing that's quite possible in this game. Considering that enemies consist of various insectoids, perhaps that's the proper weapon to use...

'Sentinel 4: Dark Star' Has Been Submitted to The App Store

Remember the Sentinel series of tower defense games? There's Sentinel: Mars Defense [$0.99], Sentinel 2: Earth Defense [$0.99], Sentinel 3: Homeworld [$2.99], and finally, Sentinel 4: Dark Star which was just submitted to the App Store today...

'Great Big War Game' Not Big Enough, Rubicon Announces 'Ultimate War Game'

Rubicon Development made their name on iOS in 2011 with Great Little War Game, a turn-based strategy game with an Advanced Wars feel that was built for mobile. Indeed it was a great little war game. Then in 2012, they followed it up with Great Big War Game, and as the name implied it was a bigger, badder version of the first game with online multiplayer, which had been a highly-requested feature. It was critically well-received, but failed to really break through to the mainstream mobile audience. Perhaps it was a little too much for your average mobile gamer? So earlier this year, Rubicon released Great Little War Game 2. Its aim was to strip away some of the heavier features the series had gained and focus on what made the first game work so well...

Wind-Up Knight 2 [Free] creators Robot Invader have been doing some experiments after that game's release, making some smaller games, mostly on Android, with Cybergon and Tapthello over on Android. But a new small game is making its way to iOS soon: Dungeon Slots...

'Crazy Taxi: City Rush' Starts Picking up Passengers Worldwide on July 31st

Sega's Crazy Taxi: City Rush is leaving its soft launch period and releasing worldwide on July 31st, this Thursday. For those unfamiliar with the game, it's a free-to-play take on the Dreamcast classic Crazy Taxi [$4.99], which the price tag should indicate is also on mobile. It's still a classic, and it appears to be sticking around on the App Store even with the free-to-play version now. Take notes, EA. City Rush is a lane-based take on that "pick up passengers in a taxi, and weave through traffic to get to the final destination as quickly as possible" gameplay that made it so famous. ..

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