Category Archives: Upcoming Games

It feels like Folmer Kelly, co-developer on Wrassling [Free] and maker of rad high-score games like #SUPERHYPER [$1.99] as part of Sets and Settings, is pumping out a new game every month. Which is good, because hey, I've advocated for devs to make a bunch of smaller games long before Flappy Bird was even a thing. But hey, he's cranking them out, and his latest game is TrapTower, releasing on June 18th for free...

E3 2015: Bank Heist Game 'Payday' Coming to Mobile

505 Games has announced with Starbreeze that they're bringing an entry in the popular PC heist game Payday to mobile. Starbreeze has commissioned Cmune, developers of UberStrike and Bullet Rush [Free], to bring a mobile version of Payday to life. No release date has been announced, or any details beyond the involvement of Cmune, but this should be worth keeping an eye on...

E3 2015: EA Announces New, Year-less 'EA Sports FIFA' Game and New 'Madden NFL Mobile' Details

Interestingly, EA also revealed that a new EA Sports FIFA game is coming to mobile. Previously, EA has released new yearly versions of FIFA, but they may be going down the path they're going with Madden on mobile now. Madden is year-less, and will just be getting updates for the new season, with a Season Score that will let you get a leg up on the new season of the game with your new teams when the 2015 season starts on August 19th. ..

Badfly Interactive has just announced that its first-person space-zombie shooter, Dead Effect 2, is coming the second week of September. The new trailer comes on the heels of the teaser released last month. Dead Effect 2 is the sequel to the generally well-regarded Dead Effect [Free], which was downloaded more than 8 million times and got a pretty good review from us when it came out. Dead Effect 2 once again drops you, a living weapon, in the tight corridors of the ESS Meridian, with the story continuing from where the last game's story left off (it's good when sequels strive for at least some kind of continuity). In addition to the danger of lurking zombies, you'll have to deal with an even bigger threat to your mind and will (lack of wi-fi on the spaceship, probably)...

E3 2015: EA Shows Off 'Minions Paradise' in Action

EA's town-builder and mini-game-filled Minions Paradise is coming soon, and EA gave it a prime showcase at E3, demoing it at their press conference. They showed off the game in action with the fun things you can do with the Minions. Interestingly, this one is already in soft launch, so if you're in New Zealand you can play it right now. This is an interesting presence at E3, as the show is usually about big, flashy games, and here's a casual, kid-friendly town-builder for mobile. Even with games like Unravel and Garden Warfare 2, this still kind of stands out...

E3 2015: EA Announces Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

EA is jumping into the Star Wars franchise with an upcoming CCG called Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. They didn't show much off of the game beyond the title, but we'll see it later this year...

E3 2015: 'The Walking Dead: Michonne' Series Announced by Telltale

Telltale Games is working on a new miniseries called The Walking Dead: Michonne, focusing on the popular sword-wielding character from the comics and TV series. The game will consist of three episodes, and be available later this year. This was announced at their E3 press conference, will be developed by Skybound, and was confirmed to take place between issues #126 and #139 in the comics series, for fans wondering how this fits into the continuity...

This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo doesn't officially kick off until Tuesday, but Bethesda decided to get ahead of the curve and throw a big media event today to pre-announce some of the stuff they'll be showing off during the week at the actual convention. In fact, they're streaming the entire thing live on their Twitch channel right now. With Doom, Fallout 4, Elder Scrolls Online and more in the works, there's tons of great stuff for console and PC gamers, but what is there for mobile gamers to look forward to? Well, it turns out that mobile gamers do have something to get excited about. Bethesda has just announced The Elder Scrolls Legends, a competitive card game for mobile set in the Elder Scrolls universe. ..

'Orbital' and 'Gimme Friction Baby'-Inspired 'Hue Ball' Releasing on June 18th

Last month, I told you about Hue Ball, a fun game based off of Wouter Visser's Gimme Friction Baby, similar to iOS classic Orbital [$2.99 / Free / $2.99 (HD)]. I also told you that it was planned to release in late May or early June. Sadly, those time frames have passed and yet the general public has not had the ability to play Hue Ball. Even my Testflight build had expired. Was Hue Ball doomed to disappear? Thankfully, no – Hue Ball just needed a bit more work, and now the game is set to release on June 18th...

'First Strike' Developers Announce Upcoming Roguelike, 'Cloud Chasers'

Blindflug Studios made the interesting strategy game First Strike [$3.99], which touched on nuclear war and global politics, and they're back with another game that hopes to take some real-world themes and put them into an fascinating game experience. Meet Cloud Chasers, a roguelike inspired by immigration. You control Francisco and Amelia, who are trying to make it through five different deserts full of different hazards that pop up. You have to make it from cloud field to cloud field, as that's your only way to collect water, using Amelia's glider to collect them. However, Cloud Harvesters are also searching them out in order to transport to the world in the sky...

'Torchlight Mobile' is an Upcoming Action-RPG with a 'Diablo' Legacy

Popular hack 'n slash series Torchlight is coming to mobile this year as the appropriately-titled Torchlight Mobile. While many hack 'n slash games claim inspiration from Blizzard's Diablo, Torchlight's original entry had the co-designers of the first two Diablo games on the development team at Runic Games. And now, publishers Perfect World and Fedeen Games are bringing Torchlight Mobile to the world later this year. Details are scant beyond that, unfortunately...

Jussi Simpanen, aka Adventure Islands, developer of the rad Metroidvania Tiny Dangerous Dungeons [$0.99], has announced his next game, which is also his first game. It's Dangerous Dungeons, or specifically, a remake of that game. He's decided to bring four more years of art and programming experience to the table, to make this platformer better than ever. You can see just the differences between the first version and the remake, coming to iOS and Android in a couple of months, in this comparison screenshot:..

Will 'Ace of Arenas' Finally be the Mobile MOBA That Succeeds?

GAEA Mobile is throwing its hat in the mobile MOBA ring with their upcoming game Ace of Arenas. The game's going to feature short matches that only take a few minutes across multiple game modes, with matches that can be played in 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 formats. Controls will feature a virtual joystick, which feels like a curious decision since many other games have gone with just touch-based movement. The game is expected to release worldwide this summer, with a large cast of playable characters that can be customized through different skill trees. There's a cinematic trailer introducing one of the characters, Kadar:..

'Pivvot' Developer Whitaker Trebella Reveals Release Date and Trailer for 'Piloteer'

Whitaker Trebella, indie composer and developer known for Polymer [$1.99 / Free] and Pivvot [$2.99], is finally getting ready to release his next game, Piloteer. He's finally announced the release date, June 25th, and released a teaser trailer showing off a bit of the game. It's been in the works for a while – it was announced last October – but the game has undergone a lot of tweaking and structural changes to make it all work. Check out the teaser below:..

'Fort Meow' Will Have You Building Pillow Forts to Defend Against an Onslaught of Cats

Don't you hate when this happens to you? You're sitting in your attic, trying to read a book on cats, and suddenly, cats are jumping in your lap. But it's not just one cat, it's an onslaught of cats. So you have to build a fort to keep all the cats out. That's the basic premise of Fort Meow, an upcoming iPad game from Surprise Attack Games and Upper Class Walrus that mixes up elements of castle defense with physics building, as you try to keep yourself from being bothered by cats...

In a Surprise Move, 'Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons' is Coming to Mobile This Year

In what will be surprising news to anyone who's played the emotionally-charged Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, its publisher, 505 Games, has announced today that the re-release edition of the game will also be coming to iOS and Android at some point during the holiday season. The re-release will feature a director's commentary, the soundtrack, and a concept art gallery. In case you haven't heard of Brothers, the game struck a chord with many critics and players when it was released in 2013 because of its great emotional highs and lows, its beautiful Nordic-inspired environments, and its innovative gameplay where you control both brothers simultaneously...

The fine folks at Oddworld Inhabitants are bringing another 3D Oddworld game to mobile: now they've announced that Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee is coming to mobile later this year. This original Xbox launch title from 14 years ago is getting a modernized version from Square One Games, who handled the well-received Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath [$2.99] port from last year. Oddworld Inhabitants first teased a mobile Oddworld game last week, which some folks on Twitter picked up on as being a sign of Munch's Oddysee:..

'Boom Dots' Creators Umbrella Reveal Their Next Game, 'Down the Mountain'

Umbrella is responsible for one of my favorite fast-reaction games with Boom Dots [Free], and their next game is looking like Q-Bert meets Crossy Road [Free]: Down the Mountain. You'll be hoping a cubic creature down isometric levels, hopping diagonally from block to block, trying to stay alive and not get blown up, or spiked to death, or falling off the edge of the world. You know, common problems for the modern-day traveler...

'SBK15 Official Mobile Game' Riding Into the App Store Late June

After releasing SBK: The Official Mobile Game last year, Digital Tales is bringing SuperBikes back to the iOS later this month with the upcoming SBK15 Official Mobile Game (an incredibly-imaginative title, I have to say). Last year's version has mostly five star reviews on the App Store and many excited reviewers, which bodes well for this year's iteration. I enjoy racing games on the iOS, and it's true that superbikes are underrepresented on the App Store...

'Age of Wushu Dynasty,' the PC Martial Arts MMO, is Coming to iOS Soon

Age of Wushu, the PC MMO that recreates an ancient Chinese world of kung fu, is coming to iOS "soon." The game's developers, Snail Games, has recently announced the next chapter of the game, Age of Wushu Dynasty, which will bring the martial arts A/RPG on iOS. Now, the game won't be a direct port of the PC game but, rather, a combination of the PC title and Snail's more recent mobile games like Taichi Panda [Free]. The company's vice president admitted that they had to adjust some of the gameplay mechanics to optimize the game for mobile devices...

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