Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'The Walking Dead: March to War' Android Pre-Registrations Is Live, You'll Get In-Game Reward

The Walking Dead: March to War is getting closer to release, so it's ready for Android players to start pre-registering. As it always the case with pre-registrations, those who sign up will get an in-game "surprise" a few days after launch that will help them stay alive a little longer. Given that this is The Walking Dead universe, maybe you'll get a box of fresh human meat full of vitamins, proteins, and, perhaps, some bullets. So, go and pre-register for Android here. If you're an iOS players, you can't pre-register yet, but you can join an email list to get notified...

If you've been following Magic: The Gathering digital offerings, you'll know that Magic Online has had all kinds of issues since forever and that the recent Magic Duels [Free] games were valiant, but ultimately failed, attempts at giving us a robust digital version of Magic that can equal a game like Hearthstone or even all the other recent ones like Eternal and The Elder Scrolls: Legends. More recently, Wizards of the Coast announced that it was reimagining digital versions of Magic, and today we found out that the digital game Wizards was working on is called Magic: The Gathering Arena. That's pretty much all the information we were given, and we will learn more about the game and how to join the closed beta during a Twitch stream on September 7th at 1 PM PT...




'Terra Battle 2' Pre-Registration Is Live, the More the Merrier

Terra Battle 2 is slowly taking shape, and today the game has officially launched its pre-registration campaign, which is similar to the one from the original Terra Battle. The way it works is the more people pre-register, the better the starting items in the game for everyone. And since you don't have to pay to pre-register (this isn't a Kickstarter), you should all go do that. If they get 10K participants, then players will get 10 times the normal energy at the start of the game. If they get 200K participants, Samantha from Terra Battle will join the game. And at 300K participants, Testuya Nomura of Square Enix and Hironobu Sakaguchi will work together for the first time in 20 years to bring a new Guardian to the Game...

Rocketcat Games Is Actually Working on Their "Fish Boyfriend" Game We All Sorta Thought Was a Joke

Rocketcat Games is responsible for some of the absolute best games on the App Store, most of which we've given basically every award we can give a mobile game. From Hook Champ [$2.99] to Death Road to Canada [$9.99], we've loved 'em all. Behind the scenes, working with Rocketcat can be a little odd. Studio Grand Poobah Kepa Auwae has a great sense of humor which is just dripping from all of their games, but you're never really sure where the line between jokes and sarcasm stops and where actual plans for future games begin...

'Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story' Is the Sequel to the Hit 'A Normal Lost Phone'

A Normal Lost Phone [$2.99] got quite a bit of praise when it released a few months ago partly because of how it didn't shy away from "controversial" issues and how it dove into a person's private life. Accidental Queens, the developers of A Normal Lost Phone, revealed today the spiritual successor to the first game, and it's called Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story. The sequel of sorts will use the same kind of basic gameplay—where the whole action takes place in someone's phone—but will bring a completely new mystery with new puzzles and a new storyline...

Telltale's 'Batman: The Enemy Within' Gets Official Trailer, Mobile Versions Delayed Until Early October

Last month during the San Diego Comic-Con, Telltale Games announced a second season for their interactive story adventure series based on Batman called Batman: The Enemy Within, and today they've released the first trailer showing the game in action ahead of its console and desktop launch next week. This season's main antagonist will be none other than The Riddler, who seems much more sadistic than his silly outfit and name might indicate. We also get to see quite a few familiar faces returning, as well as some new ones. Oh, and the Joker taking a selfie with Batman is a highlight as well. Check it out...

Check out the New Trailer for 'Titanfall Assault', Which Launches next Week

We've been covering the upcoming Titanfall Assault for a while now, as we were super curious to see whether or not Titanfall Assault would meet the same fate as Titanfall Frontline, which never made it out of soft launch. Well, Titanfall Assault has been soft launched since early May, and we just got word from the developers that it'll globally launch next week on August 10th. There's even a new trailer for you to check out:..

Handelabra's 'Bottom of the 9th' Coming Out August 17th

We've been keeping a close eye on Bottom of the 9th, Handelabra's upcoming port of the card and dice game with the same name, and now we finally have a release date: August 17th. The game has you putting together a team consisting of players with different skills and powers, which will allow you to build a team with the kind of playstyle you want. And, since this is baseball, you can try and bluff your way to victory by tricking your opponent into thinking you're going for a completely different pitch and swing...

'Swim Out', a Turn-Based Puzzle Game With a Refreshing Aquatic Theme, Is Diving Onto the App Store August 10th

While I am a big fan of puzzle games, but it's extremely evident that there is an overwhelming emphasis on the mechanical side of the action in the majority of titles, while immersive aesthetic design is left at the wayside. Games such as Threes! [$2.99] try and inject some character into their otherwise generic sliding blocks, while You Must Build a Boat [$2.99] and others add RPG elements to feel as if you're actually accomplishing some sort of swashbuckling feat through the puzzles - however the vast majority just rely on the mental stimulation of the challenge and leave it at that. As a result, Swim Out is an anomaly amongst its peers, as its complete intrinsic embrace of its swimming concept gives the game an accessible edge while also providing abundant charm. Amidst England's wretched wet and windy summer months, Swim Out looks like the perfect tactical escape into a lush digital paradise, and is set to launch on the App Store on August 10th...

Wadjet Eye's 'Technobabylon' Plugs Into the App Store August 16th

Adventure gamers, good news. Wadjet Eye Games' cyberpunk thriller adventure Technobabylon is launching August 16th for both iPhones and iPads. If you're an adventure gamer, you probably know that Wadjet Eye Games is responsible for some of the best adventure games these last few years, and Technobabylon seems to be another hit. Technobabylon takes place in 2087, a time when genetic engineering is the norm and the highly addictive Trance has replaced human interactions. And, as you would expect, there's an all-powerful AI that powers, and controls, the city...

'Dungeon Park Heroes' Will Combine 'Minesweeper' with Pen and Paper RPG Systems, Coming September 7th

Italian developer Chestnut Games have announced their latest project for mobile and they're doing that thing I love so much where they take a well-worn game concept and add in RPG elements to create something fresh. In this case they're taking the classic tile-uncovering gameplay of Minesweeper and injecting pen and paper style RPG dungeon crawling elements for a game they're calling Dungeon Park Heroes. Inspired by Steve Jackson's (the American Steve Jackson, not the British Steve Jackson who co-founded Games Workshop) silly card game Munchkins, Dungeon Park Heroes does not appear to take itself too seriously. You'll roam around dungeons uncovering tiles in Minesweeper fashion and discovering loot, battling enemies, and generally doing dungeon crawl-y stuff. Check it out...

As we've talked about recently in our story about Shadow Fight 3, Nekki is releasing a premium edition of the popular Shadow Fight 2 [Free]. Shadow Fight 2 came out in 2014 and was very popular, getting over 200 million downloads. However, it was a free-to-play experience, so it did come with all those monetization shenanigans that many players don't exactly love. So, the developers are now bringing Shadow Fight 2 - Special Edition that doesn't have an energy system, which means you can play it anytime and for as long as you want without having to shell out any money. And, since this is a premium version, there are no ads in the game...

Fantasy Card RPG 'Battlejack' Launching Worldwide This Summer

Battlejack's title and the fact that it's a card game should pretty much tell you all you need to know about the game. Yes, Battlejack takes a fantasy RPG and inserts into it blackjack mechanics, and I'm very fine with that. The game consists of turn-based battles, which you can see in the trailer below, as well as collecting heroes and building a party decent enough to help you make it through the over 100 campaign levels. As you'd expect in a game like this one, you can also fuse and evolve your heroes to get your party and deck as powerful as possible...

Survival Horror Game 'White Night' Coming to Mobile This Fall

When I first watched the trailer for the upcoming survival horror game White Night, I was impressed by the art direction and the way it brings to life a noir aesthetic. This black and white game takes place in the 1930s, which you could have guessed by the clothes and the fedora. You have to explore the macabre and mysterious past of an old mansion and solve puzzles based on lights and shadows. You'll need to collect matches so you can light your way around the mansion and figure out what to do. As you can imagine, the game plays with things coming out of the shadows quite a bit, and there are some moments in the trailer that remind me of the classic Alone in the Dark...

Hilarious Speedrunning Platformer 'Himster' Is Looking for Beta Testers on Our Forums

I've played some terrifying games this year, but the upcoming App Store title Himster is looking to serve a serious challenge towards the likes of Outlast 2 and Resident Evil 7 for the most horrifying release of 2017. In Himster, you control the titular upgraded hamster, which is claimed to be 95% more fun and have 75% more energy than your average cat, dog or fish that are currently the post popular pets in the world. The resulting creation is a hideous yet deceptively adorable rectangular-shaped Himster, which is able to stretch and fly around the rainbow-tinted backdrop to solve the many puzzles across the game's numerous platforming challenge modes. This may sound like an incredibly bizarre concept - and you're totally right - however the brilliant gameplay trailer below gives a glimpse of what to expect from this eccentric arcade game before it launches in the near future...

'Overtake King', a New Game From the Developer of 'Tower Fortress', Drives Onto the App Store On August 3rd

One of my most anticipated upcoming iOS releases of 2017 is Tower Fortress, and I'm sure this sentiment is shared by many members of the iOS community on our forums if the fervour on the game's forum thread is anything to go by. Unsurprisingly, Tower Fortress was quickly taken under the wing of pixel art standard-bearers Nitrome, and ever since the announcement of the publisher revamping the game's visuals, we've been in the dark as to when Tower Fortress would finally make its debut on the App Store. Sadly, I have no breaking news to bring to you in that regard, however the developer Keybol has today announced a brand new game to tide us over until Tower Fortress's hopefully imminent launch. Enter Overtake King - as the name suggests, Overtake King is all about weaving your way through traffic as a death-defying motorcyclist, and is aiming to provide a novel arcade time-wasting experience when it launches on August 3rd...

Stylish and Simplistic Puzzle Game 'follow.trail' Goes Back to App Store Basics on August 10th

The App Store of 2017 is all about fine margins, and it's the tiniest details that can be the difference between success and failure. Is a core gameplay mechanic immersive enough to warrant repeated plays? Or is an interface slick enough that it remains intuitive and stylish whilst also being accessible to the everyday iOS user? In truth, it's quite hard to distinguish such knife-edge differences, although I'd wager that the upcoming follow.trail is close to nailing the precarious balance between design and distraction. As a hyper-simplistic puzzle title that requires you to navigate clearly marked domino-esque blocks in a certain order to clear the board, follow.trail is not exactly a new concept amongst its genre peers on the iPhone. However, its understated stylish presentation and intelligible swiping control scheme present a case for follow.trail to join my esteemed collection of one-handed App Store wonders when it launches on the App Store on August 10th...

Umbrella Gives Upcoming 'Tidy Robots' and 'Fast Track' Release Dates and Trailers

Umbrella is one of the busiest publishers/developers on the App Store, and today they've set the release dates for two of their many upcoming mobile games they're planning on launching this year. The first is for a game called Tidy Robots which we originally were given a hands-on demo of back at GDC in March. The game is about a bunch of toys who come to life and have a big old party in the toy shop where they live while it's closed, but come morning time they've left an awful mess and must work to clean things up before the shop owner gets wise to what happened. That cute little premise and the colorful visuals in Tidy Robots are deceptive though, as the game is actually a series of logic puzzles that will test every ounce of your brain matter. Here's the official trailer...

'Clash Royale'-Like Competitive PvP 'Castle Burn' Soft Launching Soon

Castle Burn is an upcoming real-time competitive strategy game that hopes to offer a fun take on the Clash Royale formula. Castle Burn uses a card-based army system that allows you to discover new units and upgrade existing units, but also appears to add some wrinkles to the Clash Royale recipe with the ability to add new cards to your deck as you play and with buildings being more important to the overall economy. Castle Burn also has heroes you can deploy as you try to tilt the battle to your favor. It's hard to judge how close to Clash Royale the game will be, and it might be unfair to describe a game as a Clash Royale clone just because it uses the same map style. We'll have to play it and see...

I've been very impressed with how developers have been using Apple's ARKit, especially given how it's still in beta and missing the flagship iPhone 8's AR capabilities. We've seen Minecraft in AR, and today Nitrome, of Drop Wizard Tower, posted a short video of an AR mode in its upcoming Flat Pack game (which we wrote about back in February), and it looks pretty cool. As you can see from the video, the game is played on a 3D surface hovering over a living room table, and it looks really fun. Flat Pack is designed to be a 3D game played out on the surface of a 3D object, so it works great in AR...

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