Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Foursaken Media Reveals 'Noblemen: 1896', an Alternate History Strategy-Shooter

Foursaken Media has announced their next major game, Noblemen: 1896. This is a hybrid strategy and third-person shooter, which sounds interesting enough, but the theme has some intrigue to it as well. It's in an alternate-reality 19th century with a bit of steampunk to it. The game itself will have a strategic overworld where you build up your armies, capturing territory and fending off opponents. When you go into battle, you control the hero character, also giving commands to individual units. Though, if you're more into just the strategy aspect, you can turn on auto-battling – or even control your hero from a top-down view...

New 'Torchlight Mobile' Trailer Shows Off More Gameplay and a Big Boss

You don't have to be a scientist to realize that Torchlight Mobile will be very divisive once it releases. This mobile take on the PC classic isn't a faithful port but, rather, a re-imagining of the game for mobile. And, as you can imagine, that re-imagining isn't going down well with fans of the original, as you can see in our forum thread. The latest gameplay trailer shows off the Kitsune class and nice huge boss. What you can see from the trailer is that the game has a different feel from the original and slightly faster action, which was to be expected. There's definitely a lot going on and those hit points are huge, so I have to wonder how it will look on an iPhone...




'Zombie Gunship Survival' Is in Soft Launch in the Philippines

I spent quite a lot of time playing Zombie Gunship [Free] on my phone a few years ago; something about unleashing hell from above while trying not to hit those fleeing humans was incredibly satisfying. Now we are one step closer to getting our hands on Zombie Gunship Survival (formerly called Zombie Gunship, Inc), and if you live in the Philippines, you can start playing Zombie Gunship Survival today. What does the new game bring to the table? As you can see from the video below, the game brings 5 main new features to the game. The first one is, unsurprisingly, more powerful weapons that will help you blow those zombies up even more easily than before. The second one is improved visuals, which will make those explosions even better to watch, and the third is the addition of ground troops (instead of panicked civilians) that will need your help staying alive while fighting against the zombie hordes...

'Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links' Has Soft Launched in Australia and Japan, With a Worldwide Release Scheduled for 2017

While I tended to spend what little money I had on video games, there is no denying the massive part that Yu-Gi-Oh played in my childhood, both in terms of the anime and the card game. Following Yugi's exploits against Kaiba and Pegasus was a lot of fun, and winning a game against friends through summoning the pieces of Exodia (contrary to rumors, it is possible to call him) was as climactic as anything in these formative years of my youth. When Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links was announced earlier this year, the possibility of reliving some of the best memories of my childhood through duelling all the characters from the anime - as well as friends online - was incredibly exciting. For fans in Japan and Australia, the wait is now over - over the past week, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links has soft launched on the App Store in the two aforementioned regions, and with both Japanese and English language options already available, it shouldn't be long until other countries can activate their trap cards in this newest Yu-Gi-Oh game on iOS...

Upcoming 'Movie Studio Empire' Wants Your Movie Ideas

A very long time ago, a game came about called The Movies that, as you can guess, had you building a movie studio and making movies. The idea of The Movies was much more captivating than the actual game, although the game wasn't bad at all. Movie Studio Empire is an upcoming game that's looking to create a modern iteration of The Movies, which is promising. As the developers describe in our Upcoming Games forum thread, the game has you picking your favorite actors and actresses and trying to make the kind of movie that will bring money to your studio. When a movie is a hit, you get XP that you then use to upgrade your studio by unlocking new buildings, movies sets, etc. You know, the usual tycoon gameplay cycle...

The latest news blast from Sirvo Studios about their mysterious upcoming game Guildlings has gone out, revealing the character Gwynn. She's a sportsknight, boasting tennis shoes and some badass spiked shoulder armor. Also, this reveals that Guildlings is going to be a 3D game, which helps to explain why they might need a bigger team for this game. Sirvo Studios was founded by Threes [$2.99] creator Asher Vollmer, but there's a whole squad of folks working on bringing this idea to life...

'Bethesda Pinball' Release Date and Screens Revealed

Zen Studios just teased Bethesda Pinball the other day with a Fallout-themed teaser image. And now Zen Studios and Bethesda Softworks are starting to spill some details. Zen Studios was kind enough to make a teaser trailer featuring a dragon presumably from Skyrim, and to reveal the release date: December 6th. Looks cool!..

'Tiltagon' Developer Kiemura Announce Speedy Avoidance Game 'Hovercrash'

The husband and wife team that make up Finnish developer Kiemura have announced their latest project, a fast-paced avoidance racer called Hovercrash. LOVE that name. The goal of Hovercrash is pretty simple, just tilt your device to steer along a winding, endless track in order to avoid the obstacles in your path and make it as far as possible before an inevitable demise. While not the first avodance racer of this type, Hovercrash looks to do the formula with a slick futuristic art style, a great sense of speed, and some pretty bad ass hovercraft. ..

'Star Wars: Force Arena' Is a PVP Game Now Open For Pre-Registration

If you're a Star Wars fan, you should be getting very excited right now. Lucasfilm and Netmarble have just announced that they are working together to bring a real-time PvP game called Star Wars: Force Arena to mobile. You can pick either the Rebellion or the Empire, choose a squad of units, and fight other players in real-time. You build squads by recruiting characters with all kinds of skills and abilities as well as character cards, which you can get after each battle and use to upgrade and improve your squad. I don't know yet exactly how you'll control your squad, so it remains to be seen how the game will actually play...

Digital Port of 'Tokaido' Looking for Beta Testers

Tokaido is a board game with a very lovely art style and general design. I can't exactly put my finger on it, but I like the way the game's designers represented the locations and the general feel of the place. So when I originally heard it was coming to mobile, I was excited about seeing that art style transferred over to the digital sphere. As the good people of BoardGameGeek noticed today, Funforge, the game's publisher, is getting ready to start an open beta test for the game, and you can go here to join if you want to. If you like board games, this is probably a no-brainer...

'Dungeon Rushers' Merges Turn-Based Strategy With Level Creation, Launching February 2017

Mi-Clos Studios have forged a reputation releasing for high-quality, atmospheric games on the App Store over the years, with Out There: Omega Edition [$4.99] being one of our favourite titles of 2014 (and the later 2015 revamp solidifying such glowing praise). As a result, anything with the Mi-Clos moniker immediately grasps my attention - the recently announced Antioch: Scarlet Bay has definitely piqued my interest, but it's the upcoming iOS port of Dungeon Rushers that has made me particularly excited for what 2017 has in store for gamers on the App Store. Dungeon Rushers - which already released on Steam back in September - combines turn-based strategy with dungeon crawling elements, sprinkled with a whole host of classic RPG tropes such as epic exploration across a whole host of environments and extensive customisation options, and should be releasing on iOS in February of next year. If the launch trailer is anything to go by, Dungeon Rushers should certainly be worth the wait...

Mi-Clos'  Cooperative 'Antioch: Scarlet Bay' Coming March 2017

Mi-Clos has given us the fantastic Out There, and subsequently the expanded Out There: Ω Edition [$4.99], and has been teasing some other intriguing games as well. Now we know that Antioch: Scarlet Bay, which was supposed to release in 2016, is actually coming March 2017, and we have a trailer for it. Antioch is a online cooperative interactive fiction game, and the word "cooperative" really caught my eye the first time I heard about the game. The story is written by Fibretigre (who wrote Out There), and in Antioch you play as one of two detectives working together to solve a challenging crime. The evidence will lead you to the city of Antioch (not the Greek one), a dark metropolis that I'm sure has a criminal underbelly...

Goofy Physics Racer Sequel 'Hill Climb Racing 2' Coming Soon, Soft Launch Now

The popular Hill Climb Racing [Free] is getting a sequel. The goofy physics racer that attained a ton of popularity thanks to going viral and just being a solid entry in the "vehicles flipping around" genre that tons of games use. And who doesn't like doing flips in the midair with their vehicles? Well, Hill Climb Racing 2 will deliver more of that, with new features, but it's going to look like a far more polished and professional product than the lo-fi aesthetics of the original:..

After Beta-Testing in Our Forums, 'Battleship Lonewolf' Has Released

A few weeks back we wrote about Battleship Lonewolf [$2.99], an upcoming game looking for beta testers in our forums. After getting plenty of feedback from our insightful forum users, who pointed out some areas of improvement, the developers have pushed the button and the game is now live on the App Store. Battleship Lonewolf is a sci-fi action strategy game that has you equipping your battleship in various ways according to your preference. If you want to make your ship maneuverable, fast, focused on attack or focused on defense, you can do so just by upgrading the ship in various ways...

Qwiboo, developer of Ball King [Free] and Beyond Gravity [$0.99], is set to release a brand new game on Thanksgiving. Flip King will have you flipping food in the air straight from the pan, trying to get as many flips as possible without letting the food drop. That's against most local health regulations, and means game over here. Womp womp!..

'Escape: Close Call' is All About Avoiding Accidents with Style, Coming to iOS Soon

Pako - Car Chase Simulator [$0.99 / Free] has been one of my favorite mobile games since its release way back in the summer of 2014, and its success has seemed to spawn plenty of similar titles in the years since. The object of Pako is to outrun an increasingly aggressive police pursuit for as long as possible while avoiding hitting other vehicles or objects in the terrain. Tarboosh Games took that concept and built a game around the avoidance and near-misses themselves, scoring you on how stylish and risky you can get with them. The game is called Escape: Close Call and it launched on Steam back in March of this year, and is now heading to the iOS platform...

'Football Manager Mobile 2017' Brings Improved Scouting And Player Disciplining to the Game

If you're a fan of the Football Manager franchise but lack a strong tablet to play Football Manager Touch 2017 [$19.99 (HD)] (or simply prefer a more streamlined experience), then you're probably about to pick up Football Manager Mobile 2017, coming out on November 17th. Sports Interactive has been teasing new features for the game for a few days now, so this is what we know for sure is coming to the game. The first major feature is improved scouting. This year you can hire and fire real scouts, each with his own specialization like Bargain Hunter, First Team, and so on. You can also see past and current assignments as well as their levels. While you could get scouting reports in the past, this year the reports have been improved to include information like player interest, estimated cost, and wage demands. You'll also see the player's positives and negatives in more detail...

Upcoming 'Race Control Director' Puts You on the Other Side of Racing

Most racing games either have you driving a car or managing a team of racers. The upcoming Race Control Director is putting you in a very different pair of shoes, those of the person ensuring that racing goes smoothly. If you don't know what the role of a race control director is, he's the person you don't usually see or hear about (although many know F1's Charlie Whiting) but without him, the whole race would end in a nice collection of crashed cars on one side of the race track. Race Control Director is a text-based game that has you making all the decisions necessary to keep the race flowing...

Zen Studios Teases 'Bethesda Pinball'

Game publisher Bethesda has been running rather high between turning PC gaming classics Fallout and The Elder Scrolls into mainstream gaming phenomenons, reviving Doom to great acclaim, the rise of the Dishonored series, and on mobile the success of the spinoff Fallout Shelter [Free]. Now it looks like their games are about to get an interesting crossover, as Zen Studios is currently teasing Bethesda Pinball with an image featuring Vault Boy:..

Nintendo Reveals 'Super Mario Run' Release Date and Price

Nintendo has just confirmed the release date and price for Super Mario Run. It will be hitting on December 15th "in United States time zones" as a free download, but the full version unlock will cost $9.99. It will require iOS 8.0 at minimum, and will be available in 151 countries at total. The 15th is indeed a Thursday, and possibly the final Thursday before the iTunes freeze (depending on when Apple freezes the store for the Christmas break) so it could be an interesting day on the App Store with a mega-hit launching. You can sign up to get notified when the exact release will be on the App Store. Nintendo has also released a new introductory video for the game:..

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