Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Mini Motor Racing WRT' Announced, Original Goes Free for this Week

Back in December of 2011, The Binary Mill released a slick top-down racer called Mini Motor Racing [$0.99 / $1.99 (HD)]. It featured great visuals, a ton of cars to unlock and upgrade, plenty of tracks to race on, and a full single-player campaign to play through. We liked it a lot in our review, and that was even before it received online multiplayer in an update. It wasn't perfect, but it was fun, and Mini Motor Racing has always stood out as one of my favorite iOS racers. This week The Binary Mill has announced a follow-up to their 2011 hit called Mini Motor Racing WRT...

Nitrome Reveals Two Upcoming Arcade-Style Games: 'Platform Panic' and 'Roller Polar'

Nitrome just can't stop making games. They recently announced their upcoming Gunbrick, which I can't wait to try out. But that's not all they're working on, as they have a couple of smaller arcade titles in the works. They've announced Platform Panic, an endless Mega Man style platformer, where the goal is to dodge various hazards to make it to the exit, with points earned for each room escaped. The game is controlled by swipes, with auto-running. There are coins to collect, and new characters to unlock. This one looks like an interesting take on retro-inspired games:..

'Infinite Warrior: BattleMage' is an Action-RPG Defense Game That's Bringing Back Cheat Codes

Empty Flask Games is working on a spinoff of their 2012 action game Infinite Warrior [Free / Free], called Infinite Warrior: BattleMage. This will be an action-defense game, where players will take control of a battle mage in a tower located in the center of each level, hurling spells at enemies, trying to survive as many waves as possible. Controls are as simple as tapping on enemies to fire spells at them, with a number of special abilities that become unlocked over time, with 20 total spells across 4 different schools of magic...

Invictus Games Reveals Upcoming Rhythmic Auto-Runner 'GiveItUP'

Invictus Games has announced an interesting-looking auto-runner called GiveItUP that aims to deliver a difficult rhythmic challenge. Players control a black blob bouncing constantly forward, who's trying to land on green platforms, and avoid the spiked red ones. The blob can jump up or forwards to help avoid the hazards. But here's the thing: jumps must be timed to the rhythm of the music so that the little blobby fellow doesn't go splat...

'Clash of Clans' Developer Supercell Soft-Launches New Game 'Spooky Pop' in Canada

Finnish developer Supercell is responsible for some of the biggest hits of the App Store with Hay Day [Free], Boom Beach [Free], and of course Clash of Clans [Free], and as the folks over at Gamezebo have picked up on, the company is adding a new title to their catalog called Spooky Pop. It looks quite a bit different from their other games, as this is a straight up puzzler. You'll make matches on a game board on the bottom of the screen, which in turn charge up the attacks of your fighters who are defending against monsters on the top of the screen...

'Boulder Jack' is an Endless Runner with a 'Crash Bandicoot' Influence

Sure, you've played plenty of games inspired by Super Mario Bros., Mega Man, and Castlevania. But how many games can you say have had a direct influence from Crash Bandicoot? Sony's PS1-era quasi-mascot had some fantastic games that time hasn't quite appreciated, and unfortunately the series has kind of died since Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2 [$2.99] came out. Well, Boulder Jack is ready to add to the all-too-short list of games inspired by Crash Bandicoot. This is an auto-runner where players control Pirate Jack, a fellow who looks remarkably like Crash Bandicoot. Well, Pirate Jack is trying to outrun a boulder, and is running into the screen toward the player, like some of the Crash Bandicoot series' levels. Players will have to move between the three lanes, collecting coins, rolling through gates, jumping over obstacles, and just generally trying to make it as far as possible before getting crushed...

'Fist of Jesus: The Bloody Gospel of Judas' Hits Mobile this Week

Early last year, Adrián Cardona and David Muñoz released a short film called Fist of Jesus. Short synopsis: Jesus performs a miracle by bringing Lazarus back to life, however things don't go according to plan as Lazarus is resurrected as a killer zombie, and he immediately goes on a rampage turning everyone around him into killer zombies. The only answer: Jesus and his "loyal" friend Judas must fight back. The film is a hilariously over-the-top, campy throwback to gore-filled B-movies and kung fu flicks. Basically, it's perfect for making a video game out of...

'Love You to Bits' is the Upcoming Spiritual Successor to 'Tiny Thief'

If you enjoyed Tiny Thief [Free], then you need to get excited for the upcoming Love You to Bits. It's a collaboration between Pati.io and Alike Studio, which is comprised of former members of 5Ants, the developer of Tiny Thief, and appears to be a bit of a spiritual sequel to that beloved game. This is a point-and-click adventure game, where players control an oddly-hatted adventurer, spanning the cosmos to rescue his robot girlfriend who got blown to bits. Check out the trailer:..

The First Episode of Telltale's 'Game of Thrones' Launches this Week, Here's a New Trailer

The hype train for Telltale Games' video game take on HBO's hit series Game of Thrones has been running full steam for the past month, and this week players will finally be able to get their hands on the game. The console and PC folks get a slight head start over us iOS gamers, but thankfully, unlike some other Telltale games, the wait between the different launches is only a matter of a couple days, with iOS getting the game this Thursday. Seeing as this is launch week for Game of Thrones, Telltale has released a new launch trailer for the first episode, which is titled Iron from Ice...

'Heavenstrike Rivals' is Square Enix and Mediatonic's Upcoming Take on 'Hero Academy'-Style Multiplayer Turn-Based Strategy

Prolific RPG creators Square Enix and Mediatonic, developers of Amateur Surgeon 3 [Free] and the recent remake of the pigeon-dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend, have announced Heavenstrike Rivals, an upcoming strategy-RPG coming soon to iOS, and currently available in a soft launch in Canada and Australia. The game has players commanding a team of heroes into battle on 7x3 grid, summoning heroes from their deck, and sending them across the battlefield to attack the enemy hero. ..

Official 'Galcon 2' Trailer Released, iOS Launch Expected by Christmas

Towards the end of October, Phil Hassey's Galcon 2 entered a "Fan-Premier" launch, which was a point where fans could sign up to play a desktop version of the game that was just out of the beta period but not quite ready for full launch yet. Over the weekend, Hassey sent word that Galcon 2 is finally ready for submission, and that he's shooting to have the game released before Christmas if everything goes smoothly with Apple's approval process. Here's a new trailer that touts the "Demolition Derby in Space" nature of the new Galcon...

Realore's 'Warhunger' Promises 'Clash of Clans'-Like Strategy with a 'Dota' Influence?

Realore's announced their new Clash of Clans [Free] esque stategy game Warhunger for iPad. Players will be tasked with building bases, collecting resources, training units, and the like, all to attack computer-controlled enemies and other players. There will be PvP and even PvE battles involving up to 100 players at once. Developer Realore is promising a Dota influence with the heroes in the game, which could be interesting: invoking that game is saying a lot, as Dota is extremely complex and a very balanced game: certainly, a game with balanced heroes like that would be an interesting addition to this crowded genre. It may just be a reference to the character art, and if so, then hey: it's not looking half-bad either. Check out a trailer for the game below:..

Miniclip's 'Beast Quest' is an Upcoming 'Infinity Blade'-Like RPG

Miniclip has just announced a really interesting-looking new title coming to mobile in 2015: Beast Quest. The game is based on the eponymous book series, and will be an open-world RPG about finding treasure and hunting monsters of all shapes and sizes. While I'm unfamiliar with the books, certainly what we've got here is a game that looks like Oceanhorn [$4.99] crossed with Infinity Blade [$5.99]. Check out this video with an interview and gameplay footage below:..

'Evil Genius Online' Applies the 'Dungeon Keeper' Treatment to Another Cult Villainy Game

Evil Genius was originally a Dungeon Keeper [Free] style strategy game, released back in 2004, where instead of being the hero taking down the villain, you controlled a dastardly supervillain taking down superheroes and trying to conquer the world. Well, Dungeon Keeper got a controversial modernized version earlier this year, and now Evil Genius is going free-to-play as well with Evil Genius Online, which has soft launched in Canada. The game has been available in an open beta on Facebook for a while now, so this is just the game spreading its reach to other systems – and it syncs progress across platforms, too...

Telltale's 'Game of Thrones' Releases Next Week on iOS

We finally have a release date for Telltale's upcoming Game of Thrones series. The iOS version releases next Thursday, December 4th, with the first of six episodes in tow. This is actually very close to launch parity with the other platforms getting the game, as most other platforms get it a day or two before. Tales from the Borderlands has launched on other platforms but not on mobile yet. Still, it's impressive enough launching all these games on so many platforms near one another that Telltale deserves some slack for any delays, and Game of Thrones is coming out on each system's general release day (Tuesday for PSN, Wednesday for Xbox, Thursday for iOS)...

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