Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'World of Tanks: Blitz' Closed Beta Begins

World of Tanks has been a hit on PC since its first version in 2010. A free to play MMO tank battler, World of Tanks puts you in the driver seat of a tank, and thanks to its highly strategic gameplay, it has gained a massive following over the past few years. Developer Wargaming has been hard at work on an iOS version since then. Although it does not share the exact same gameplay, World of Tanks: Blitz is based on the experience that players know and love from the PC version but built from the ground up for mobile devices. You’ll engage in seven on seven multiplayers battles on 7 maps using medium and heavy tanks. Wargaming has recently released a new trailer showcasing the gameplay and letting people know that the game is currently in closed beta...

Hardcore Strategy Simulation Game 'Democracy 3' is Headed to iPad

Cliff Harris of Gratuitous Space Battle [$9.99 (HD)] is bringing Democracy 3 to the iPad per a recent post on the Positech blog. In this simulation game, you are the leader of a country and you’re faced with all the challenges that you can imagine. For those unfamiliar with the series it might seem a bit hard to understand at first because you’re not doing it from a 3D viewpoint. Instead, you look at charts, numbers and texts to better understand the consequences of your action and react accordingly. It’s been quite successful on PC and Democracy 3 was released late last year to glowing reviews. ..

'David', a Minimalist Platform Shooter Inspired by 'Shadow of the Colossus', Heading to the App Store Soon

Fermenter Games have recently released a new game called David on Windows and Mac, and are readying a release for iOS. David is a minimalist action platformer, and like its inspiration Shadow of the Colossus, features a series of nine increasingly difficult battles against massive bosses. To combat those bosses, your tiny, abstract character will use a slingshotting mechanic inspired by Angry Birds. That might sound strange, but it totally works. Check out this brief trailer for David...

'FTL: Faster Than Light' Hitting the App Store on April 3rd for $9.99

FTL’s release date has finally been announced, and I couldn’t be more excited. This roguelike space adventure has been really popular on PC and Mac and you’ll be able to get it on your iPad on April 3rd for $9.99 without any kind of IAPs. It was a natural fit for the platform but one that took a lot longer than expected to be announced. ..

'Warhammer 40k: Storm of Vengeance' Release Pushed Back to April 3rd, Launch Day DLC Packs Announced

Back in December, Games Workshop and developer Eutechnyx announced a new game in the Warhammer universe for Steam and mobile devices called Warhammer 40k: Storm of Vengeance. While that initial announcement came with very few details other than it would be a "lane strategy" game, in late February Eutechnyx released a teaser trailer for Storm of Vengeance along with a few extra bits of info, one of which was a planned release date of March 27th. Today, the developer has sent word that Storm of Vengeance's release has been pushed back by just a week, and will now arrive on April 3rd. If you want a closer look at Storm of Vengeance than what was provided in the previously released teaser trailer, here's a brand new developer diary video to check out...

Ustwo's Brain Twisting Puzzler 'Monument Valley' Coming April 3rd, New Behind the Scenes Video Released

Late last year, Whale Trail [Free] developer Ustwo unveiled their latest project, an Escher-esque puzzler called Monument Valley. The game features level designs that will twist your brain into knots, and the overall minimalist theme fit this type of game nicely. Earlier today, Ustwo announced over Twitter that Monument Valley will be arriving on iOS April 3rd for $3.99, with an Android version following a few weeks later. In addition, Ustwo has released a fantastic behind the scenes trailer on the making of Monument Valley that's worth your time. It gave me goosebumps...

Free to Play 'Trials Frontier' is Set for Release on iOS April 10th

Trials Frontier, Redlynx's mobile extension of the famous console series which was announced at E3 last year, will be available on April 10th the company announced this week. Trials Frontier was received with mixed feelings when it soft launched in a few countries last year. Offered for free, you’d use fuel to complete tracks and get parts for your dirt bike. It looked good and kept the same gameplay that made it successful on other platforms, but alas the freemium elements weren’t properly balanced. You’d often run out of gas, and you’d bump your head over the extremely difficult challenges that required you to grind a lot to upgrade your bike without dropping some cash...

Check Out The New Video for the Upcoming 'Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath'

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath was one of the best experiences I had when it launched on the original Xbox. From its original gameplay and incredible western atmosphere it was a departure from the Oddworld universe but also a bold new take on the FPS genre. Sadly the game didn't meet a huge commercial sucess so I'm glad to see it released on a lot of platform ranging from Steam to the PS3. An iOS port of this HD version was announced quite a while ago but since it missed its "Winter 2013" release date, the team at Jaw has been really quiet. ..

Supercell's 'Clash of Clans' Follow-up 'Boom Beach' Launching Worldwide this Thursday

One of the poster children for the massive success of free to play on mobile is Supercell's Clash of Clans [Free], and as per a tweet from the official App Store Twitter account we'll be getting their follow-up title Boom Beach worldwide this Thursday. Boom Beach shares many similarities to Clash of Clans though it's definitely a very different game. It soft-launched in Canada back in November, and impressions from early adopters in our forums are actually quite positive (assuming you aren't put off by typical free to play mechanics)...

Game of Groans: A Game of Thrones Free to Play Game Just Hit the New Zealand App Store

Wild about HBO's Game of Thrones? Have zero dollars? Well, Kongregate's Game of Thrones Ascent might just be what the doctor ordered. It's already playable in the browser for quite a while, and with the season premiere quickly approaching on April 6th, this seems like the perfect time for the game to hop platform to mobile. Kotaku fiddled around with the Facebook version when it launched, and it sounds a lot like the bazillion MMO-ish menu-driven strategy free to play games that do surprisingly well on iOS...

Game of GDC: 'Seabeard' by Hand Circus

We've been pretty dedicated with our various game of the week choices over the months since we've started the column, but we're doing something a little different this week since 98% of our attention went towards games we saw at GDC. So, here's the Game of GDC. Weirder yet, since most of the games we've seen are either works in progress or prototypes, we've decided what we're shooting for with this nomination is the game that seems the most promising to be really radical when it's finally released...

GDC 2014: Watch Us Get Wrecked in 'Turbo Dismount', Upcoming Sequel to 'Stair Dismount'

One of the quirkiest and most oddly entertaining iOS games is Secret Exit's Stair Dismount [Free]. The original Stair Dismount dates all the way back to 2002, and sees you pushing a helpless crash test dummy-like character named Mr. Dismount down a flight of stairs and racking up the most damage possible to his body. It used rag doll physics so the dummy's tumble often resulted in hilarity, and there was a twisted sense of satisfaction as you inflicted injury on poor Mr. Dismount. Shortly after the original Stair Dismount came Truck Dismount, which again tasked you with inflicting as much damage to Mr. Dismount as possible but this time gave you a vehicle, ramps, and booster pads to do it with...

GDC 2014: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' is Gameloft's Next Game

To coincide with the movie of the same title launching around the same time is Gameloft's Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It's another comic book beat 'em up, set in the Captain America universe (obviously) but the incredible part is just how much better it looks than Gameloft's previous similar games. Full shadows, reflections, and more. Check it out:..

GDC 2014: Rocketcat's 'Wayward Souls' Might Actually, Finally Be Close to Finished (and It Looks Amazing)

Rocketcat Games make some of my favorite iOS titles, and ever since they announced a spinoff to their action RPG Mage Gauntlet [$2.99] at last year's GDC, I've been dying to get my hands on a finished version. However, it's been a longer development cycle than Rocketcat expected, and it's seen several versions and name changes in the two and a half years since they began working on it. The bright side is that all that extra development time means the game, now known as Wayward Souls, is absolutely stuffed with crazy features, enemies, items and playable characters. Rocketcat's always entertaining Kepa Auwae walks us through a lengthy demo of the latest version of Wayward Souls. Enjoy...

GDC 2014: 'Bean's Quest 2: Bean Dreams' is Looking Better than Ever

One of the iOS platform's greatest platformers is Bean's Quest [$2.99], released way back in July of 2011 from developer Kumobius. In case you aren't familiar, it's a platformer about a perpetually bouncing bean and, along with goals like collecting all items in a level and searching out a hidden axolotl, the main goal was to complete each level using as few bounces as possible. While it launched as a very short experience, Bean's Quest was continuously updated over the years with tons more content. The sequel, Bean's Quest 2, won't have that problem, as Kumobius is prepping tons of levels for the initial version along with plenty of new mechanics and little surprises to find. Check it out...

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