Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Super Senso' Will Finally Launch Worldwide in Late April [Update: Only North America for Now]

It's been a long time coming for turn-based strategy game Super Senso. It's been in soft launch for about 15 months now, picking up a publisher along the way in GungHo. It also was one of Apple's ten best games of 2016 on iPad in New Zealand despite not being out worldwide yet. But the world will not have to wait much longer for their Super Senso. We can exclusively reveal that Super Senso's worldwide launch will happen on April 27th...

'Baikoh' is a Word Puzzler That Punishes You for Typos

Developer Mum Not Proud is set to bring its word game Baikoh to iOS on April 27th. The game's on Android, if you are like me and enjoy a little taste of the dark side in your life. But if you don't, then, well, it will be on your Apple device of choice soon enough. This word game is kind of like SpellTower [$2.99] in that there's a puzzle game aspect of not letting the letter tiles hit the top of the screen, and as you make more matches, more tiles populate the board...




'Sine Mora EX' Enhanced Port Leaked for Mobile by Brazilian Ratings Board

The other day, with Sine Mora [$5.99] going on sale for $0.99, I remarked that with the announcement of Sine Mora EX, it'd be nice if the enchanced version of the game also came to iOS. I wasn't necessarily expecting it, but it turns out that life comes at you fast, except in a good way this time. A Brazilian ratings board has leaked that Sine Mora EX will be coming to a number of different platforms, including the Nintendo Switch. Also included? iOS and Android...

'Topsoil' Garden Puzzle Game Will Turn You Into a Farmer on April 26th

Topsoil is a clever puzzle game that we liked when we saw at GDC 2017, and it finally has a release date—April 26th. Your goal is to harvest as many plants as you can before your garden fills up, and every time you harvest, you turn over the soil. As is the case with most puzzle games, describing its intricacies is difficult, so I suggest you check out our video below for more details on how you'll become the best farmer you can be. I like the simplicity of the art in puzzle games like Topsoil, and the music is cute, too...

'Modern Combat Versus' Soft Launches in Philippines

After its reveal last week, the people demanded to know: when would Modern Combat Versus soft launch? The answer is right flippin' now as you can pick up Modern Combat Versus in the Philippines App Store. Note that the game is region-locked for now but it should be expanding soon. Gameloft said the game would soft launch this week, so you might be able to take their word on this one, and hopefully should be able to play without too many shenanigans soon...

'Galaxy of Pen & Paper' Coming in July and Will Release for iOS and Android

The original Knights of Pen & Paper [$4.99] from Behold Studios was a quirky spin on the RPG genre, as it had you playing as a group of friends who were themselves playing some good old-fashioned tabletop RPG. This game-within-a-game style allowed for a ton of humorous references and tugs on the nostalgia strings, and despite being a bit grindy and imbalanced Knights of Pen & Paper was an enjoyable experience. In 2013 Behold teamed up with Paradox to flesh out the content and balance the game with a massive expansion. In 2015, with Behold busy on another project, Paradox tapped KYY Games to create Knights of Pen & Paper 2 [$4.99], which upped the graphical style from 8-bit inspired to 16-bit inspired and hoped to add in some new features. Unfortunately, upon release, Knights of Pen & Paper 2 failed to live up to its predecessor, though to its credit since then it's been dutifully updated and expanded upon quite a bit. ..

'SpongeBob Game Station' Has Soft Launched on iOS, Brings All His Friends Along

SpongeBob Squarepants is a peculiar kind of animated show that has managed to be extremely popular, probably more popular than its creators had imagined. The little yellow guy is now making his way to iOS in the form of a behind-the-back runner called SpongeBob Game Station. In terms of mechanics, the game appears to be a pretty basic endless runner where you run, slide, and jump as you try to survive the dangerous world of Bikini Bottom. Your mission will be to recover the stolen secret formula from Plankton, the world's most diabolical—and tiniest—villain. The game will also include other mini-games including racing, match-3, and more...

Upcoming 'Swing King and the Temple of Bling' Is My Kind of Thing

If you're among the many people who often send us emails for the podcast asking for current (or future) recommendations for single-tap portrait mode games to play while you're commuting, add Shredworks Games' Swing King and the Temple of Bling to your watch list. The game follows the adventures of Mumbles the Monkey as he swings through various temples collecting bling (as the title hints). Your little monkey swings from point to point, spinning around them until you tap and launch yourself to the next one. Check out the game in action:..

Family-Made 'Ninja Pizza Girl' Hits the App Store on April 27th

One of my favorite things about GDC is the incredibly varied people we meet, building all sorts of different games with infinitely varied studio setups. When we saw Ninja Pizza Girl at GDC, aside from being a pretty neat game, what was fascinating about it is it's a family project. Nicole Stark, her husband, and their four daughters put this game together in Unity. Additionally, it's been in development long enough that the original Mikey Shorts [$1.99] served as the inspiration for the game's controls. Check out the demo from GDC:..

Upcoming Endless Racing Game 'Super Scoot' Has Fun Power-Ups

When you watch the first few seconds of the trailer for the upcoming Super Scoot, you'll think it's just another simple endless runner that has you running and jumping over obstacles. In other words, not the most exciting new entry to the genre. However, when you watch a bit more of it, you'll see that there's more to Super Scoot than just running and jumping; the game also has some crazy power-ups that really change up the way you play. For instance, you can wield a huge hammer to smash everything in your path or even spray bullets from above on every obstacle...

'Smash Dude 2' Developers Firezoo Need Beta Testers to Help Smash Dudes Properly

Last year, Firezoo released Smash Dude [Free], and I think I missed out. For far too long, I have desired a safe way to get some dudes, and just smash them. If you want to smash some brothers, there's plenty of outlets for that. But just smashing some dude, chained up to a wall? Too few games have offered that. Enough people found joy in smashing dudes that Firezoo is making Smash Dude 2. And while I'm disappointed it's not called 2 Smash 2 Dude, you can't get everything you want in life...

ZeptoLab's 'C.A.T.S.: Crash Arena Turbo Stars' Sparks Up the App Store on April 20th

ZeptoLab's next game has been revealed, and it's C.A.T.S.: Crash Arena Turbo Stars. This game has been soft launched under a different name, Backyard Battles, but CATS is the final name for the game, and it's gonna roll up on the App Store on April 20th. You'll try to blaze your opponents into a puff of smoke by building a better robot than them. In the chamber, your bots will meet and shake it out to see who's left standing...or not getting crushed by the walls slowly coming in from the sides for those robots too burned out to keep fighting each other. But usually, it's lit:..

'Blocky Castle' Bringing Colorful Climbing Mayhem to the App Store April 13th

Ever since Minecraft became the hit that it is, blocky games have become quite popular. As you can tell from the name and the trailer below, the upcoming Blocky Castle is definitely building on that aesthetic but has added plenty of color to it, which helps the various characters pop out nicely. Sometimes developers don't take advantage of how nice vibrant colors look on the retina display, so I'm glad this game is going for a colorful look. The game has you climbing a tall, steep tower while avoiding all kinds of obstacles and enemies. There are plenty of worlds judging from the trailer, which should make for nice visual variety...

The Remastered 'Romancing SaGa 3' Will be Getting a Western Release

A little more than a year ago, Square Enix released an enhanced remake of their classic 16-bit RPG Romancing SaGa 2 on the Japanese App Store. Given the relatively niche appeal of the game outside of Japan, we weren't sure we'd ever get an English language version. However, Squeenix surprised us all by announcing that the game would get a worldwide release, and just a couple of months following its debut in Japan they released Romancing SaGa 2 [$17.99] to the world. As per our resident RPG expert Shaun Musgrave, the game was real good and stuff, and interestingly mobile was the only platform for which they released that localized version of the game. Fast forward to late last month and Square Enix announced that the sequel to that game, Romancing SaGa 3, would also be getting an enhanced remake for both mobile and PlayStation Vita for release in Japan. Again, we wondered whether or not a localized version was in the cards as it seemed the worldwide release of Romancing SaGa 2 didn't exactly bring in the big bucks. Well, it appears that we will indeed be getting an English language version of Romancing SaGa 3 as per the following tweet...

Your Favorite Characters Coming to 'The Walking Dead: March to War' Through the Council System

The Walking Dead: March to War, Disruptor Beam's take on the famous franchise, is slowly coming to together, and today we got to hear about the game's Council System, a mechanic the developers will use to bring famous characters from the graphic novels into the game . Council Members will be necessary when you send your survivors out of the camp and into the devastated world around them. Your survivors, which you recruit as you go along, are very weak—think innocent members of the various peaceful communities of TWD world—so you'll need a Rick or a Michonne to accompany them as Council Members. Each of the Council Members will come with their talents that will reflect their personality; for instance, Negan has "Half Their Stuff" and "Batter Up" while Hershel has "My House, My Rules." These talents will influence the way the survivors react to the world around them...

There's a New 'iDracula' Game Potentially Coming to the App Store

The original iDracula was released back in early 2009, which was a really transformative time for the App Store. Loads of very simple games were available, but very few felt like they got close to comparing to the overall fit and finish of the rest of the onboard Apple apps. iDracula was among the titles that really started to ratchet the quality bar upwards, as it was a full-featured dual stick shooter with multiple weapons, power-ups, and other things which seem like obvious inclusions today. Unsurprisingly, its since been removed from the App Store, but you can see the AppShopper listing. If you've really never heard of this game before, check out this old video we made of it:..

'Gameday Live' Is Looking to Be the 'Clash Royale' of Football Management, Launching Worldwide Soon

For many, myself included, football (occasionally called soccer in select regions of the world) is less a game, and more an intrinsic ritual firmly embedded in everyday life. If anything's certain in this world, it's death, taxes, and Arsenal losing on a mild Monday evening. However, outside of the excellent solo experience of Football Manager Mobile 2017 [$8.99], or the better forgotten free-to-play experiment that was last year's FIFA Mobile [Free], there hasn't been a true online soccer simulator that can help hasten the agonising wait between match days. Gameday Live, from BAFTA-winning developers Stuart Reid and Stuart Anderson at Digital Sports Arena, is looking to remedy this issue, and has turned the art of football management into what they describe as a Clash Royale [Free]-esque real time online simulator. Having soft launched in Australia, Canada and Holland back in 2016, Gameday Live is approaching its global launch in the coming months, and an official trailer gives us a good look at what to expect from this groundbreaking football title when it kicks off around the globe...

If there's anything you should know, it's that you can't put anything past Sonic fans. If you slip up anywhere, these hardcore nerds with no lives (and I say that with all the love in my heart as a Sonic fan since the original game, but y'all are crazy) will dig it up. Sonic Retro discovered recently that Gameloft's customer care site has a link to a FAQ for a game called Sonic Runners Adventure. While this page is gone now from when it was originally discovered, I saw the page when it was live. The Sonic NewsChannel has helpfully created an archive of the FAQ section, and Sonic Retro saved the banner image with the game's logo:..

'Get Me Outta Here' Lights Up the App Store on April 20th

Crescent Moon Games and developer Rossman Bros. have announced that Get Me Outta Here is going to indeed, get out of here, on April 20th. This 2D action game will have you smoking enemies left, right, and above you, as you try to survive in a perilous arena as an old, balding farmer. We know he has cows, since one of the bosses is a cow that stands real high, but I'm sure this farmer loves his hydroponics. Also, he loves delivering big hits from his massive equipment to light up his enemies...

The Card Game 'Race for the Galaxy' Coming to Mobile May 3rd

It truly is a golden age for digital ports, isn't it? This time around, we're getting on mobile the very popular Race for the Galaxy next month, and I know many of you will be happy about that. Race for the Galaxy is a card game where players build galactic civilizations using cards that represent worlds or technical and social developments. This Euro game is all about trying to have the most victory points by the time the game ends, so it's all about building a strong economy and having a steady income throughout the game...

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