Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Taichi Panda: Heroes' has Just Soft Launched in the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

If you've been itching to get your hands on more Taichi Panda [Free], I have good news for you. Taichi Panda: Heroes has just soft launched in the UK (unusual choice), Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The game expands on the original Taichi Panda by offering 19 different playable characters with the ability to swap between them whenever you feel like it. Add to that some pretty impressive 3D visuals, and you've got yourself a pretty and fun game. Being able to play all those characters should increase replayability and keep you hooked longer than the previous version...

Cover-Based Multiplayer Shooter 'Warfriends' Soft Launches

About Fun, the developer of Mega Dead Pixel [Free], has announced that their upcoming 3D multiplayer cover shooter is now in soft launch. Users with New Zealand, Australia, or Philippines accounts can now download the game ahead of the global launch. They're still taking feedback during this phase, so the game doesn't seem to be quite ready for its global debut, but for those in the soft launch territories, or if you follow our handy guide, you can get your hands on this game too...




'Pokemon Komaster' Looks Cool, Let's Hope it Makes it to Our Shores

We've been hearing a lot recently about Pokemon GO, but there's another mobile Pokemon game that looks cool. However, this one might not make it to the US App Store. Pokemon Komaster places your Pokemon on a board and your goal is to take over the board while fighting against your opponent's Pokemon. You will collect figures as you go along - each with its own attributes and rarity - and then have them battle. The game will, of course, be F2P, so I expect the monetization to look a lot like that of CCGs...

Check out the Latest 'Super Senso' Trailer

We previewed it earlier this year, but all of us at TouchArcade are pretty excited for Super Senso. If you haven't heard of it before, the best way to describe it is a real slick mobile Advance Wars-like with big-ass robots. Recently, it was announced that the game is to be published by GungHo, which brings along all sorts of benefits like being part of the GungHo booth at PAX East... Which of course means you need a PAX East gameplay trailer:..

FINALLY Quiz Apps and Dungeon Crawling Become One in 'Dungenious', Launching this Thursday

Man do I love dungeon crawlers, but sometimes while I'm adventuring around diving down deep in a dangerous dungeon I have to stop and think to myself "I'm not learning while doing this!" Well that's about to be a thing of the past when Dungenious launches later this week. It takes the idea of multiple choice quiz games and mashes it together with a roguelike dungeon crawler. I am pretty much a fan of any game that takes "X" and mashes it together with a roguelike dungeon crawler. See Dungenious in action in the following trailer...

You might not know this, but I'm contractually obligated (by my two cats) to write about any good-looking cat game out there, and upcoming Cosplay Cats seems to fit the bill. This game blends match-3 mechanics with gameplay similar to the lazy cat simulator, Neko Atsume [Free]. You'll have to solve matching puzzles to win lots of gifts for your cats, dress those kitties up with mysterious outfits (apparently ranging from manga to movie outfits), and then watch those kitties play around in your garden. And, of course, you can take photos of those kitties to show off on the internet. I mean, isn't this one a winner?..

Vertige and Tilting Point Releasing Naval Action-Strategy Game 'Tropical Wars' April 21st

Tilting Point has a history of publishing some pretty awesome mobile games, and that's the case once again with the upcoming Tropical Wars which they'll be publishing for French developer Vertige. Tropical Wars is a naval action-strategy game where you play as a band of koala bear pirates, and normally that premise alone would be enough to sell me on the game, but there's another really cool aspect at play here. You'll be able to control your various naval units directly and in real-time. This adds a nice layer of strategy as you manage your various units and decide when and where to deploy each of them, changing things on the fly if need be, rather than in some strategy games where you just queue up a bunch of units and watch them battle it out. Check out the trailer for Tropical Wars...

'Limbo'-esque Platformer 'Unia: And The Burned Village' Coming this Friday

Man, how about that Limbo, eh? While certainly not the first silhouette-styled game, it feels like it was the one that sparked off the trend of games using that artistic style after its release in 2010. On mobile this art style is probably most well-known from the Badland series, which looked very similar to Limbo but played very differently. Well now we have a game from lone Finnish developer Mert Fidan that's almost like a mashup of those two games. It's called Unia: And The Burned Village, and it's a puzzle platformer like Limbo, so not a cave flyer like Badland, BUT its main characters look an awful lot like those weird fuzzy blobs from Badland. Anyway, Unia centers around its 3 playable main characters, each of which have unique abilities that you'll need to utilize in order to progress...

'NeoWars' is a 'Galcon'-Esque Node Strategy Game That Needs Beta Testers

Fans of the kind of node-based RTS popularized by games like Galcon [$1.99] and Tentacle Wars [Free] will want to pay attention to NeoWars. A predecessor to Flash game Neo Circuit, this will have you distributing your resources between different nodes to attack up to 3 enemies at once, being smart and quick to achieve victory. Check out the game in action through its trailer:..

Beloved Board Game 'Twilight Struggle' is Coming to Mobile After its PC Release This Week

Twilight Struggle has been one of those board games I've heard a lot about but never managed to play (I lack real life friends). So, when I heard that Playdek was making a digital version of the game, I was excited because I would finally have the opportunity to get my hands on the game. While Playdek has had a bit of a bumpy ride recently (with the "slight" disaster that was Unsung Story), the company's digital products are some of the best around, so they couldn't have picked a better developer to bring Twilight Struggle to iOS. Now, after quite a long development period, the release day is drawing nearer (though it's not close, yet). According to the latest Kickstarter update, the game will release for PC/Mac this week, and from there on the developers will be further developing the AI along with focusing on mobile development...

Get to It! 'Choplifter'-inspired 'Choppa' Launching Next Week, New Trailer Released

In early February we caught the first teaser for Choppa, an upcoming Choplifter-inspired side-scrolling rescue game from developer Parta Games. Choppa took the formula of rescuing people and delivering them to safety using a helicopter popularized by Choplifter and added in procedurally-generated levels, customizable choppers, and a hefty dose of wacky physics. It looked really awesome. Then about a month ago, Parta soft-launched Choppa in select regions and has been getting great feedback from early players in our forums ever since. Now they feel like Choppa's been in the oven long enough, and are officially launching the game next Thursday, April 21st. Here's a brand new launch trailer...

Every week when we post the new games, there's always at least one person commenting asking where the hell Granblue Fantasy is. The game is a social RPG with some Final Fantasy heavy hitters behind the wheel, and first got news that it would be coming to the west back at TGS last year. Originally it was supposed to be released in March, but, well, considering it's April now, they obviously missed that window. We got a pretty solid clue that it's coming very soon in the form of an update hitting that adds the English localization to the existing Japanese version of the game...

Upcoming 'Ding Dong Delivery' Wants to Do the 'Crossy Road' Thing to 'Paperboy'

As we've mentioned before, Crossy Road [Free] found massive success by taking the core gameplay of Frogger, making it endless and 3D, adding a crap-ton of unlockable characters, and stuffing it all into one of the most friendly free to play packages we've ever seen. Games like Down The Mountain [Free] did the same thing but with the core gameplay of Q-bert. Now, developer Secret Box wants to take the gameplay of the classic Paperboy and "Crossy Road-ify" it with their upcoming game Ding Dong Delivery. Instead of slinging papers though, you'll be slinging hot slices of pizza from your pizza delivery truck. Check out an early trailer...

After the deluge of Warhammer games on iOS during the last few years, we seem to have entered a time of relative drought (emphasis on relative). The upcoming Battlefleet Gothic: Leviathan looks to once more bring the Warhammer 40,000 universe to mobile but this time in the form of a turn-based strategy game based on the tabletop miniatures game, Battlefleet Gothic. The mobile and tablet versions of the game attempt to faithfully recreate the tabletop game. The story's based on the Shield of Baal campaign, and you'll be able to experience that conflict playing as Imperial Navy, Blood Angels Space Marines, or Tyranid Hive fleets, with more playable races coming soon...

'Fear the Walking Dead' Mobile Game to be Revealed Soon

Sources have revealed to us AMC is partnering up with publisher Versus Evil (publisher of The Banner Saga [$4.99] and several other games) to release a game based on Fear the Walking Dead, whose second season starts on Sunday. Versus Evil confirmed the game's existence, but had no details beyond that it will be a mobile game, and that it will be premiering during The Talking Dead post-show at 10pm EDT on Sunday after the season premiere of Fear the Walking Dead at 9pm EDT. So, keep an eye out around then for some more details on this game and just what it will be...

'Pokemon GO' Will Field Test In Australia and New Zealand Soon - Go Sign Up

If you like Pokemon (and most gamers are on a slider of liking to adoring the franchise), you'll be happy to know that after Japan, Pokemon GO will soon go into field testing in Australia and New Zealand. If you want to be one of the lucky ones to check it out, go here to sign up. Keep in mind, though, that signing up doesn't guarantee you a place in the field test, but it's definitely worth trying to get in early. If you don't know much about the game, at the moment there are 151 Pokemon in Pokemon GO, but it's likely we'll get more Pokemon as we go. The battles won't be realtime; instead, you'll leave Pokemon at various locations with two moves selected. Disappointing as an idea, but definitely much more realistic given the constraints of a GPS-based game...

'Feral Fury' is a Gritty "Isaac-Like" Top-Down Shooter that's Coming this Fall

I've been in love with top-down shooters for decades, and when the iPhone came along it's a genre that proved to translate extremely well to the touchscreen. Feral Fury is an upcoming top-down shooter from two Norwegian developers who were inspired to make an "Isaac-like" dungeon crawler for mobile and PC. That means they were inspired by The Binding of Isaac, and that Feral Fury will contain "randomly generated levels and a ton of weapons and items." Can I just say I hope Isaac-like catches on as a term? Check out the reveal trailer for Feral Fury...

'Super Senso' to be Published by 'Puzzle and Dragons' Publisher GungHo

Turbo's Super Senso, a promising turn-based strategy game that we've previewed before, has picked up an interesting publisher in GungHo. The publisher of Puzzle and Dragons [Free] and the upcoming Galak-Z: Variant Mobile will help bring this hotly-anticipated game to market later this year. GungHo is certainly an interesting name in publishing right now – they're behind a mega-smash-hit game but have also gotten into publishing premium games on desktop, the Galak-Z mobile game is an interesting project, and now Super Senso. ..

'Boson X' Creator's 'Black Hole Joyrider' Coming to the App Store May 5th

Ian MacLarty, one of the two creators behind 2013's brilliant Super Hexagon [$2.99] meets 3rd-person runner Boson X [$2.99], is getting ready to release his latest creation for mobile on May 5th. It's called Black Hole Joyrider and it is "a vibrant tunnel twister in which you guide your spacecraft through the gravity well of a powerful black hole using only your retro-thrusters and dwindling fuel reserves" according to MacLarty's own description. As with Boson X, there's a fantastic sense of speed and style in Black Hole Joyrider, check out the trailer...

'Hero Generations Regen' is an Upcoming Roguelike/4X Strategy Game With an Interesting Twist

If you enjoy your roguelikes with a twist, you might want to keep an eye out for the upcoming Hero Generations Regen, a roguelike/4X game (according to the game's website) that has you exploring a cute-looking procedurally generated world. Up to here, nothing new. The clever twist in the formula comes in the form of marriage and family. In the game, every step your character takes represents a whole year in his life, and your goal is to survive long enough to find a mate and have a child before you die. If you manage to give the world the gift of your offspring, then once you die, you take control of your child in the world you left behind and continue playing in the hopes of furthering your line...

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