Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Metal Slug' Inspired Action Platformer 'Zombie Hunter: Death to the Undead' Hitting this Thursday

Everybody's pretty much had their fill of zombie games, myself included, but I'm making an exception for Zombie Hunter: Death to the Undead, which is releasing this Thursday from Yodo1 Games. Why make an exception? Because Zombie Hunter is an action-platformer-shooter that channels the soul of Metal Slug, one of my all-time favorite series. I mean how could you NOT want to hop into a bad ass mech suit and blast the crap out of everything with an arsenal of awesome weapons? Check out the trailer for Zombie Hunter...

'Bastion' and 'Transistor' Developer Supergiant Games Announce Third Game 'Pyre'

Supergiant Games doesn't release games often, but when they do the world stops and takes notice. Their breakout hit was 2011's Bastion [$4.99], which first launched on Xbox Live Arcade but made its way to iOS about a year later. Then there was 2014's Transistor [$9.99], which received similar critical praise and also made its way to iOS about a year after its original release. So today Supergiant has announced their third game, a gorgeous party-based RPG called Pyre, and I just can't help but think (and pray) that this one will follow in the footsteps of its predecessors and we'll be playing it on iOS in about a year. A pie in the sky prediction? Maybe. But regardless of if that ends up being the case or not, I'll take any excuse to share this beautiful trailer for Pyre...




Square Enix's "Project: Rising" Turns out to Be the Free to Play Social RPG 'Samurai Rising'

Last week we posted a vague Square Enix teaser for something called Project: Rising, with promises that we'd hear more about the game on the 19th. Well, turns out I was the only one to accurately guess that the reveal today was... just going to be another trailer. (I've played this whole Squeenix teaser thing a time or two before.) Anyway, Project: Rising is actually apparently the code name for the upcoming Square Enix free to play RPG Samurai Rising. Check it out:..

'Crashing Season' Should Release Globally Next Month, Launch Trailer Looks Great

Crashing Season, the upcoming 3D closed-area runner, seems to hit all the right buttons. Great, award-winning visuals, quirky and cute characters, and physics-based gameplay that lets you play as various animals taking revenge on all the evil hunters and their bosses for having destroyed the animals' money vault. In the game you try to survive as long as possible while completing various challenging missions in diverse worlds, all the while using boosts, power-ups, and little helpers and equipping your animal characters with fancy gear...

Check Out Some New Screens from 'Demon's Rise 2: Path to Damnation'

Last summer's Demon's Rise - Conquest of the Deep [$2.99] was a surprisingly fun turn-based strategy title from a teensy tiny developer called Wave Light Games. Given its huge number of playable classes, large scale battles, and insane amount of loot it's fair to say that Demon's Rise was an ambitious project, and it certainly was rough around the edges. That said, it was entertaining as heck, and allowed you to band together a ragtag group of good guys to take out the evil forces in the game's universe. But what if you don't want to be the good guy? Enter Demon's Rise 2 - Path to Damnation. Originally announced back in November, it's a turn-based strategy game of similar ilk to its predecessor, but it lets you play as all the bad guys. Today Wave Light Games has posted some updated screens for Path to Damnation, and it's looking awesome so far...

Popular Clicker RPG 'Crusaders of the Lost Idols' Heading to Mobile

Codename Entertainment's web game Crusaders of the Lost Idols launched on Kongregate.com in July of last year, and has gone on to become quite popular since. The biggest thing to set it apart from other clicker/idle RPGs was its party formation system, which sees you deciding the placement of your party members with special bonuses for pairing up certain members in certain ways. Today Codename has announced that Crusaders of the Lost Idols is heading to mobile this summer with the help of publishing partner Kongregate. Here's a couple of early screens of the mobile version taken from Codename's website...

'NeoWars' Will Let You Unlock its Paid Mode by Watching Video Ads

There's definitely a discomfort among smaller developers about how to simulataneously take advantage of the benefits of free-to-play – the large audience and desire of many people to not pay up front for games – while throwing a bone to the vocal paid game audience. The upcoming NeoWars is going to be the latest to try a sort of hybrid model out in their next game. They discuss on our forums something called the Retron Converter. Basically, every time that you buy a gear pack, it fills up the Retron Converter, and once you fill the bar up, the game converts to paid mode. What's interesting is that incentivized video ads will also fill up the Retron Converter. So theoretically, you could get NeoWar's paid mode without any money changing hands...

'Hackers' Will Let You Hack Other People Without Running Afoul of the FBI

The developers of Hero of Many [$3.99] are back at it again with a new game that's all about hacking. Particularly, building up your own network and then going to hack your friends and other opponents on the internets. The game is called, well, Hackers. Seems appropriate enough. The game has you building out your own 3D network, placing defenses and resources in your network in such a way that you want to make your core safe and impenetrable. Of course, everyone else is gonna be the judge of that...

Set Snail's Puzzle Platformer 'illi' Launching April 26th, New Trailer Released

It was back in January that we first learned about Daddy Long Legs [Free] developer Set Snail's upcoming puzzle platformer called illi, and today they've revealed that the game is finished, is already approved by Apple, and set for release on Tuesday, April 26th. If you missed it before, illi is an adorable caterpillar-type creature who inches along blocky platforms collecting items and working towards an exit. The blocky platforms in the game have their own gravity, and how and when to jump between platforms in order to collect every item or avoid every hazard is where the "puzzle" aspect comes into play. Check out a brand new trailer for illi...

The Upcoming Cyberpunk Roguelite 'Leap of Fate' Looks Great

Leap of Fate, a fast-paced cyberpunk roguelite that mixes magic and technology, has released on PC and its on its way (guns and magic blazing) to mobile. The game popped up on our forums in 2014, but then went silent (possibly in an attempt to keep the PC version and the mobile version distinct in the eyes of gamers). In a manner similar to Shadowrun Returns [$1.99 (HD)], Leap of Fate brings technomages to the forefront but also adds an interesting psychological context to the game by having you fight against your own psychological demons. You take on hordes of enemies and plenty of traps using your shadow walk ability, the powerful glyphs you posses, and the magical skills you upgrade along the way...

Do You Even 'Yak, Bro? Extreme Kayaking Game 'Yakin' Coming Next Thursday

I love silly, strange games. I have an entire folder dedicated to games like Enviro-Bear 2010 [$1.99], So Long, Oregon! [$1.99], Wrassling [Free] and many more. Solo developer Matt Sime and his studio Two Fish One Chips appears to have his sights aimed dead square at that folder on my device with his upcoming extreme kayaking game Yakin'. It's a chunky, top-down, fast-paced kayaking adventure that also appears to be summoning the spirit of the classic arcade game Toobin' just a bit. Check out the trailer...

Apparently unhappy with Sega dominating the soccer management world between Football Manager Touch 2016 and Football Manager Mobile 2016, EA has thrown their hat into the ring with the (currently) Singapore-only soft launch of FIFA Soccer: Prime Stars. On the surface, it seems a bit more light weight than Sega's offerings with gameplay that orbits around training and scouting players, then completing challenges and matches (which are rendered in full 3D) using your tricked out team...

Rain Death on Humanity in 'ApeStorm: Full Bananas' Starting April 28th

We got to see Snowhound and All 4 Games' ApeStorm: Full Bananas back at GDC, and now we know when it releases. So if you're going ape over the idea of getting vengeance on humanity for their sins by being a monkey piloting a zeppelin that gets points for destroying the creations of humanity, then good news: you'll be able to do so starting on April 28th for the low, low cost of $0.99. If you need a refresher on the game, our GDC hands-on footage is here for you:..

Square Enix is Teasing 'Project: RISING', an Upcoming Mobile Game

Square Enix uploaded a video teaser today about an upcoming game called Project RISING. The teaser offers a brief view of some lovely visuals, a date, April 19th, and the fact that it's going to be for iOS and Android. We'll hear more about this title on Tuesday the 19th, but for the time being you can all start speculating on what Enix might be bringing to our mobile devices. The video was uploaded on Square Enix Japan's YouTube account, but the description of the video is in English. According to said description, this is going to be an all new game. Any guesses on what we might be getting?..

Beautiful Puzzle Platformer 'Orbit's Odyssey' Officially (Re?)Launching April 20th

Orbital platformers are a popular genre on iOS, and at first glance Paperkyte's upcoming Orbit's Odyssey looks like another one. But something's different here. You're not leaping from planet to planet, rather you're running back and forth collecting coins while utilizing teleporters to avoid enemies. This seems to add more of a puzzle element to Orbit's Odyssey compared to similar games. All that said, it's really the game's killer art style that's grabbed my attention the most. Check out the trailer...

Check Out How 'Combo Critters' is Coming Along in New Teaser Video

Sky Chasers [Free] developer Lucky Kat is continuing to work away on their creature combining and collecting game Combo Critters, and have just posted a new teaser trailer. In it you can see the battle screens in action, a bit of the overworld map, and the combining method where you literally mash two creatures together via heavy metal objects and see what the results are. Check it out...

'Taichi Panda: Heroes' has Just Soft Launched in the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

If you've been itching to get your hands on more Taichi Panda [Free], I have good news for you. Taichi Panda: Heroes has just soft launched in the UK (unusual choice), Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The game expands on the original Taichi Panda by offering 19 different playable characters with the ability to swap between them whenever you feel like it. Add to that some pretty impressive 3D visuals, and you've got yourself a pretty and fun game. Being able to play all those characters should increase replayability and keep you hooked longer than the previous version...

Cover-Based Multiplayer Shooter 'Warfriends' Soft Launches

About Fun, the developer of Mega Dead Pixel [Free], has announced that their upcoming 3D multiplayer cover shooter is now in soft launch. Users with New Zealand, Australia, or Philippines accounts can now download the game ahead of the global launch. They're still taking feedback during this phase, so the game doesn't seem to be quite ready for its global debut, but for those in the soft launch territories, or if you follow our handy guide, you can get your hands on this game too...

'Pokemon Komaster' Looks Cool, Let's Hope it Makes it to Our Shores

We've been hearing a lot recently about Pokemon GO, but there's another mobile Pokemon game that looks cool. However, this one might not make it to the US App Store. Pokemon Komaster places your Pokemon on a board and your goal is to take over the board while fighting against your opponent's Pokemon. You will collect figures as you go along - each with its own attributes and rarity - and then have them battle. The game will, of course, be F2P, so I expect the monetization to look a lot like that of CCGs...

Check out the Latest 'Super Senso' Trailer

We previewed it earlier this year, but all of us at TouchArcade are pretty excited for Super Senso. If you haven't heard of it before, the best way to describe it is a real slick mobile Advance Wars-like with big-ass robots. Recently, it was announced that the game is to be published by GungHo, which brings along all sorts of benefits like being part of the GungHo booth at PAX East... Which of course means you need a PAX East gameplay trailer:..

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