Category Archives: Upcoming Games

Neil Gaiman's Adventure Game 'Wayward Manor' Hits Desktop Next Week, iOS Version to Follow

Neil Gaiman is easily one of the most popular and prolific English-language writers working today. He made his bones in comics, writing issues of Spawn and Batman before striking gold with his own series, The Sandman. After that, he moved to novels: Stardust and Coraline were both turned into films, but American Gods is probably his most essential work. He's also poked around in TV (Babylon 5, Doctor Who, The Simpsons), and spends at least a tiny amount of his time telling people to leave George R. R. Martin alone...

'Modern Combat 5' Is Still Going to Require Online Connectivity

If you had your fingers crossed given recent news that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 [$6.99] was getting an offline mode that Modern Combat 5 would be getting the same treatment... I'm sorry to disappoint. As Gameloft_Ryan points out on our forums, the game is still going to have an online connectivity requirement due to the unified progression system...

Iconic Arcade Character Q*bert Heading to Mobile in 'Q*bert Rebooted'

One of the biggest video game stars of the '80s, Q*bert, is getting a modern reboot for mobile devices called Q*bert Rebooted, Polygon reports. You may recall the original game had you guiding an orange, spherical character down a mountainside of cubes in an effort to highlight each cube by stepping on it while avoiding enemies like a springy snake and gremlins that will reverse your cube highlighting. It's a classic, in its own way, so how do you reboot a classic like that for gamers in 2014? Hexagons of course. Yep, in Q*bert Rebooted the cubes are replaced with hexagons for even more sides of fun...

The world can't have enough Warhammer games, apparently. So, to appease the Blood God, Focus Home Interactive is releasing Blood Bowl to iPad. This is essentially a turn-based strategy football take on the Warhammer series, where players use the standard elven, dwarven, and orcish units to form teams where the goal is to get the ball into the end zone. The difference between this and the average football game, besides the turn-based strategy nature of it, is that it's possible to injure opposing players. Roger Goodell frowns on this whole endeavor...

Mo' Money, Mo' MOBA: CD Projekt RED Announce 'The Witcher Battle Arena'

Yesterday CD Projekt Red, in conjunction with Fuero Games, announced The Witcher Battle Arena for iOS. As the name suggests, the new game is a multiplayer online battle arena game (MOBA), in the vein of Riot's League of Legends or Valve's Dota 2. The catch, of course, is that all of the characters are from the Witcher, a series of sprawling PC and console role-playing games, based on a group of fantasy novels by Polish author Andrezj Sapkowski...

'Midnight Star' Soft Launches for the Lucky Irish

Midnight Star from the ex-Bungie and Wideload founder Alex Seropian's studio Industrial Toys has soft-launched in Ireland. The first-person quasi-on-rails shooter, which hopes to make the genre work on mobile at last with loads of touchscreen-friendly features, is now available in its "0.1" version just in the Irish App Store for now. The game is allegedly still far away from its final release, with more territories expected to get the game as time goes on...

New 'Implosion' Trailer Emphasizes Fast Combat and Controller Support

We first caught wind of Rayark's upcoming action game Implosion in September of last year with an impressive trailer showing the game's fast-paced combat in action. The following month, Rayark released another trailer for the game, this time showing how the game actually controlled with the touchscreen. Both trailers looked fantastic and I've been really excited for Implosion ever since. Rayark has been plugging away at the game and showing it off at the various conferences that took place this year, most recently at Google I/O last week, and they've put together another new trailer to mark the occasion...

Longtime TouchArcade readers likely know the rocky history of the Sword & Poker franchise, and it appears there's a new chapter to the tale. To recap, the original Sword & Poker [$2.99 / Free] launched way back in January of 2010, and was a fantastic hybrid of poker-style gameplay and RPG-like progression. It didn't take long but the following May a sequel was released appropriately titled Sword & Poker 2 [$3.99 / Free] which didn't drastically alter the formula but did offer some new levels and improvements for fans of the first game. Both were fantastic mobile games that had a fairly large following of fans, especially around our forums. However, in late 2010, both games mysteriously vanished from the App Store...

Square Enix and Gree have announced a new free-to-play Final Fantasy game, Final Fantasy Artniks Dive, coming to iOS later this summer in Japan...

Spotted on our forums earlier this morning is the Uplay screenshot seen to the right. Literally nothing else about this game seems to exist anywhere else, so, details are limited to what it tells us. Part card battler, part RPG, and part strategy game, there's a lot you could be doing in Assassin's Creed Memories. Either way, it's "coming soon," so we hopefully won't have to wait too long to find out...

Match 3 Zombies to Blow Them Up in Noodlecake and Massive Damage's Upcoming 'Zombie Puzzle Panic'

There are a lot of match-3 games out there. Seriously, there's so many of them. There are a lot of zombie games as well. But zombie match-3 games? Why, that's just an underserved market. And Noodlecake Games and Massive Damage are going to serve that market with Zombie Puzzle Panic...

Check, mate: 'Chess 2: The Sequel' Coming to iPad

According to a short and sweet post on the Ludeme Games website, Chess 2: The Sequel is iPad bound and apparently "coming soon." The somewhat obviously-titled game was until recently an Ouya exclusive, having been released late last year for the undersized Android console. Chess 2 is a two-pronged effort from designer Dave Sirlin and Zac Burns, the founder of Ludeme Games. Sirlin—who became famous for his work rebalancing Super Street Fighter II HD Turbo remix, and who recently released a card-battle game called Yomi [$9.99 (HD)]—wrote the new rules, and Ludeme is handling the development side...

New Dogs, New Tricks: Trichotomy Games Brings Mushing to iOS with 'Dog Sled Saga'

Lisa Bromiel and Dan FitzGerald are the two-person team from Chicago-based Trichotomy Games, and they're making a game about dogsledding. If the idea of throwing biscuits to a team of pixelated malamutes isn't immediately exciting, maybe reading Brian Phillips' 20,000-word opus about the beauty, drama, and danger of the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will perk you up. Either way, check out Dog Sled Saga...

'Space Colors' Will Bring Vibrant Explosions in the Stars to iOS Soon

Austin-based Team Chaos is working on their next release, Space Colors. Let's start with this video that shows why it's called Space Colors:..

Gorgeous Tactical RPG 'The Banner Saga' Coming to Tablets this Summer

This morning Versus Evil, a publisher-consultant for independent games, announced via Twitter that Stoic Studio's The Banner Saga was making its way to tablets this summer. The Banner Saga is a Norse-themed role-playing game mixed with a survival sim. While your caravan flees the overwhelming horde of Dredge, you'll need to ration food, keep morale up, and protect your people. Your oxen might not die fording a river, but your best reaver might fall off a cliff trying to save a wagon full of salted beef and potatoes. When it's time to hold your ground against the Dredge, a grid-based tactical RPG takes over, with a focus on efficiency and positioning...

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