Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Rayark Unveils 'Soul of Eden' at Taipei Games Show, Looks to Take On 'Clash Royale'

The 2016 Taipei Games Show went down this week, and among one of the new games unveiled at the show was Soul of Eden from Implosion - Never Lose Hope [$9.99] developer Rayark. Similar to the recently soft-launched and phenomenally popular Clash Royale, Soul of Eden is something of a mishmash of base-building, strategy, MOBA and card-battling. Being from Rayark, the game also boasts some incredible visuals and fantastic character designs. Sci-fi Clash Royale anyone? Check out the trailer...

'Puzzle Strike', the Deckbuilding Puzzle Game, Launches Next Week

I've had my eyes on Puzzle Strike for some time now, but apparently I don't have enough friends to play the physical version so I've had to wait for a digital version. Well, my wishes have come true since next week Puzzle Strike will hit iOS, and it looks like it's going to be a fun single-player and multi-player affair (although the UI looks a bit too busy). If you haven't played the game before, Puzzle Strike is a deckbuilding puzzle game played among Fantasy Strike characters and is inspired by puzzle games such as Puzzle Fighter. The game has a high level of interactivity - unlike games like Dominion - and, therefore, you'll need to adapt your strategies depending on your opponent. You can either focus on economy, offense, or even build an intricate engine in your attempt to knock the other player out...




'Faif' Developer Beavl is Going All-In on Mermen with 'Tail Wrestling', the First of a Series of Mermen-Themed Games

You may know developer Beavl from their stylish and inventive games like Faif [$1.99] or Kapsula [Free], or you may know them from Monster Streaking [Free], a game where you get to run around as a naked horror movie monster. If that silly last game is more your style, then you're going to be stoked for what Beavl currently has cooking. They've created an entire universe based on mermen, the male version of mermaids, and have dubbed it #3Mermen. Their first merman-themed game is called Tail Whip, which is like arm wrestling but with merman tails. Yep...

The Mobile Port of 'Final Fantasy IX' Is Complete, Likely Will Launch Very Soon

Last year ended with a bang as one of the last stories we posted in 2015 was Squeenix announcing Final Fantasy IX is coming to mobile. As mentioned in that same post, it doesn't sound like it's going to be a quick and dirty port either, as high quality graphics, auto-save, high-speed mode, achievements, and other modern conveniences have been added to the game. The only question that remained was when will we be playing it?! Well, a preview video posted by Square Enix gives us some clues:..

Producer on 'The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth' Teases iOS Port on Twitter

Turn the clocks back to just over two years ago in January of 2014 and Edmund McMillen, one half of Super Meat Boy developer Team Meat and the creator of the 2011 roguelike The Binding of Isaac, teased that his then-upcoming Binding of Isaac enhanced remake subtitled Rebirth could be heading to the iPad, saying they were going to test the game out on that device and "if it works ok then we will also release there." Well, that was a long time ago and we haven't heard anything about a Binding of Isaac iOS port since, but just moments ago we got a brand new tease thanks to Tyrone Rodriguez, founder of Nicalis and producer on The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth among other hit titles. When asked on Twitter whether or not Rodriguez had ever considered a mobile version of The Binding of Isaac, he replied with this:..

'Infinite Skater' is a Drop Dead Gorgeous Endless Runner from the Creators of 'Make it Rain'

It's not that often I get all excited for a behind-the-back runner, but every once in a while one comes along that's unique enough in a certain way that I can't help it. That's the story with Infinite Skater, an upcoming endless runner from developer Space Inch, who you may know from their ultra-popular clicker Make It Rain [Free] or the quirky OK Go word game Say the Same Thing [Free]. So what is it about Infinite Skater that caught my attention? The art style. Oh boy, the art style. Check out this brief trailer...

Get Your 'Bomberman' On with 'Ninja Boy Adventures', Arriving on iOS and Apple TV Soon

Bomberman is one of those all-time classic video game franchises, and to this day even the earliest games in the series are some of the very best multiplayer gaming you can have. There's really no substitute for running around a game board and trying to bomb the crap out of your friends. It's always puzzled me that Bomberman hasn't been more prominent on mobile, as the mechanics are simple enough to work on touchscreens and the ubiquity of internet connections could make for some incredible multiplayer action on the go. ..

'Crush Your Enemies' Promises Old-School RTS Gaming, Cross-Platform Multiplayer, and Beards on Everything

Much like the term "roguelike" has been watered down and stretched out over the years, so too has the real-time strategy genre. Games like Clash of Clans [Free] and Game of War [Free] have dominated the App Store and are often billed as RTS games, and even though they have tens of millions of players chances are pretty good many of them have never even heard of the Starcrafts or Age of Empires or Command & Conquers of the world. Don't get me wrong, these new strategy games are great and fit well on mobile, but sometimes you just want an RTS that gets back to the old-school basics. That's the promise of Crush Your Enemies, an upcoming RTS from developer Vile Monarch and publisher Gambitious. The humorously obnoxious trailer captures the tone and intent of Crush Your Enemies quite well...

Asteroid-Dodging 'Hyperide' Releases Next Week

Polish developer Kool2Play has announced that their new game Hyperide is releasing on February 3rd as a free download. The game is about dodging meteors at high speeds, with the tradeoff being that you can fly close to meteors to gain a temporary shield, which might keep you safe for when the asteroid speeds get a bit too hairy. Along the way, you'll collect pinkonium, the game's currency which can be used to unlock new ships and levels. You'll mostly find these in black hole sections, with additional pinkonium in black holes the further along you get in the game...

'Fantasy Mage' is an Upcoming Loot-Focused Action RPG with a Heavy 'Solomon's Keep' Vibe

While the legendary Solomon's Keep [Free] hit some roadblocks over the past few years, things are finally back on track and I look forward to some new Solomon action on iOS whenever that may be. However, I've always wondered why more developers didn't try to elaborate on the Solomon's Keep formula of a super accessible top-down action RPG with an emphasis on cool abilities and upgrading. Illogical Games, who you may know from their 2014 dual-stick zombie shooter Dead Hunt [Free], is taking a stab at it with their upcoming game Fantasy Mage. Check out the trailer...

'Juggernaut Wars' is My.com's Sequel to 'Juggernaut: Revenge of Sovering'

My.com has announced a follow-up to their 2012 game Juggernaut: Revenge of Sovering [Free] will release in February, reimagined as a free-to-play strategy game called Juggernaut Wars. Taking place in the same world of Haradan, you'll battle with a team of heroes whose abilities you can strategically deploy at different times, with story campaigns, clan wars, and PvE trials to play through. Check out a couple minutes of gameplay footage:..

See 'Graybles' Promising First Trailer and Apply For the Beta

Back in September we first wrote about Graybles, an upcoming game that's all about navigating multiple perspectives in your quest to solve various puzzles. The game looked promising and quite charming in September, and it's looking even better in January despite the team behind it consisting of a single person with, apparently, a love for multiple perspectives. In addition to giving us the first trailer of the game, Daniel Marques is taking applications for the game's open beta in our forums, so if you like puzzle games at all, you should probably head there and sign up...

'Dead Union' Zombie FPS Hits iOS in China, Worldwide Soon?

Chinese publisher NetDragon has just released Dead Union for iOS in China, and hints say that we'll be seeing this in the US at some point. The game looks like a solid first-person shooter where you get to shoot a bunch of zombies, including some with baseball bats. They're using tools! They're learning! Grab as much ammo as you can and deal with this menace!..

'Ys Chronicles 2' Releases in February for iOS and Android

The long-running Ys action-RPG series is returning to iOS with Ys Chronicles 2, the remake of the second game in the series. DotEmu announced it last summer at E3, and a release date has finally been confirmed for February 10th on iOS and Android. Shaun's review of the first Ys Chronicles [$2.99] game is well worth reading, and the sequel has some similarities in combat, but with even more of a shoot 'em up feel once magic gets involved. Shaun also says that "the two games are best enjoyed together as one big game," so you might want to pick up the first Ys Chronicles and play through that before you go through this one. Don't make Shaun mad. Also, the two Ys Chronicles games were regularly re-released together...

'99 Moons' is a New Fast-Reaction Platformer from the Developers of 'Hex Brutal'

England-based studio RisingHigh, who have done some games for publisher Appsolute Games, including Hex Brutal [Free] and Impossible Caves [Free], have announced their first independent release, coming out in early February: 99 Moons. I'm not entirely sure why it's called 99 Moons since it has 240 challenging levels for you to jump through, but each one takes place on a circular stage where you have to jump through dangerous paths, all named after different moons in the solar system, so you might just have to jump through 99 of them...

The Upcoming 'Metal Slug Attack', the Sequel to 'Metal Slug Defense', Adds More of Everything

Metal Slug Defense [Free] was quite the hit on the App Store even though it was a departure from the classic arcade recipe of its ancestors. The upcoming sequel, Metal Slug Attack, refines the original's Tower Defense mechanic and adds on top of that pretty much everything you can imagine. The game includes a new support system, bases that can be stolen by rivals, new modes, special missions in Combat School, unit evolution and a unit leveling system, asynchronous battles with up to 3 decks each, 1-on-1 and 2-on-2 real-time battles, Guilds with Guild Raids and Special Ops Modes, and so on. The trailer claims that the game offers a deeper strategic challenge now, which makes sense given the unit leveling and the sheer amount of units. And the art continues to be a highlight for me since it reminds of playing the original Metal Slug games back in the day...

'Fishing Break' is the New Game from 'Pocket Mine 2' Developer Roofdog Games

Roofdog Games, who have made some solid titles in Pocket Mine 2 [Free] and Extreme Road Trip 2 [Free], have announced that their next game is Fishing Break, and you can play it soon...possibly even right now if you're lucky! As the title says, this is a fishing game, and you'll be setting out, casting your line and trying to reel in some big fish, upgrading your equipment along the way to make it easier to get the trophy fish that'll make your fishing buddies jealous. Roofdog tends to make simple games that are surprisingly replayable, and there's no reason to think from the look of this that it won't also be a ton of fun to play...

Scott Cawthon Pulls 'FNAF World' From Steam - Don't Hold Your Breath for the Mobile Version

Some things in life you never expect, and Scott Cawthon messing up a Five Nights at Freddy's [$2.99] game and then actually pulling it altogether was among those things. We wrote a few days ago that Scott Cawthon surprised everyone by releasing his FNAF World game on Steam a month ahead of schedule. To be honest, I wasn't that surprised because Cawthon has a history of doing just that with his other games, and I was expecting the mobile version to hit the App Store in the not-too-distant future. This time, though, he put a game out that many found unacceptable both in terms of quality and features, and they made their voices heard on Steam. Such was the response that Cawthon came out and apologized, taking full responsibility for the state of the game and saying that he planned to update the game with new features in the coming weeks...

'RBI Baseball 16' Coming This Spring to Mobile

MLB's in-house revival of the classic RBI Baseball franchise is coming back for a third year, as RBI Baseball 16. It's coming this spring, and mobile will once again be part of the release. Whether it will actually launch alongside the console versions this time remains to be seen – the mobile versions have shown up late, with even MLB subject to the whims of the App Store approval process. MLB announced the game with a new trailer that they've started running on TV. Well, at least as part of the in-house ads during this dead part of the year on MLB Network, but still technically on TV!..

One of the more original games of 2015 was Sam Barlow's Her Story [$4.99], an FMV mystery game that was a glorified Google search simulator, sure. But through its simple mechanics, it forced you to piece together a mystery narrative in a non-linear way, ensuring that your experience was different from someone else who played the game. Not everyone 'got it', but those who did pretty much unanimously loved it. It was one of my favorite games of 2015. Now, it looks like Sam Barlow is working on a sequel to the game, of sorts. 'Her Story 2' is a working title to a new game that he posted a pixelated "1-pager" summary of to Twitter:..

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