Category Archives: Upcoming Games

'Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm' Progress Update and New Screens Released

Time is a funny thing when you're waiting for a highly-anticipated game. It feels like just yesterday that Cornfox & Bros. announced Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm, the sequel to the smash-hit action RPG Oceanhorn [$7.99], but in fact it was way back in August of 2016. Then in January of last year we got a bit of new info on the game as well as some new screenshots, followed by a lengthy in-game video of Oceanhorn 2 the following May. That, too, feels like it was just yesterday, but in fact it's been a whopping 8 months since we've had any sort of update on what's going on with Oceanhorn 2. Today Cornfox & Bros. broke that silence with a new blog post detailing what they've been up to, and they've released a handful of gorgeous new screenshots to go with it. Check 'em out...

'Wayout', the New Puzzler from Dropout Games, Launching January 25th

For the past few years Dropout Games have been bringing us very aesthetically pleasing and engaging puzzle games on our mobile devices. It started with Unwynd [Free] in June of 2015; followed by the gorgeous Blyss [$2.99] in 2016, which we really enjoyed when we saw it during GDC that year; and then Neo Angle in August of last year, a game Rob really enjoyed in his review. Then this past September Dropout announced their newest puzzler called Wayout on our forums, while putting a call out for some beta testers. Wayout is inspired by those "lights out" puzzlers where you're trying to get all of the tiles on a board to be the same color, and they've taken that mechanic and explored it across more than 60 levels, as you can see in the following trailer...




‘Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia’ Pre-Registrations Are Now Open on Google Play

Square Enix has begun pre-registrations for the English release Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia. This is a spinoff mobile game of a spinoff of the mainline Final Fantasy franchise will be releasing soon on the App Store and Google Play in Western regions. Unlike the console Dissidia games, this isn’t an arena brawler fighting game but a free to play RPG with turn based combat. It will also feature multiplayer allowing you to team up with other people to challenge large foes. Watch the announcement trailer for it below:..

‘Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation’ Releases Next Week in Japan

SEGA will finally release Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation in Japan next week. If you aren’t aware, Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation is a social RPG from SEGA that will use demons from Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei brand. It was announced earlier this year and they even showed off a lengthy portion of gameplay at TGS. While initially scheduled to release on iOS and Android in 2017, it was delayed until mid January 2018 which is where we are now. Check out Shaun covering both of SEGA’s TGS showings here. You can watch the TGS gameplay showcase for it below:..

First-Person "Impossible" Game 'Glitch Dash' Gets First Trailer and is Close to Being Finished

In June of last year, we posted about Glitch, a first-person take on the "impossible" game genre popularized by the titular The Impossible Game [$0.99] as well as Geometry Dash [$1.99] and many others. Basically, a twitchy fast-reaction platformer but in a first-person perspective. The early glimpses of the game looked really cool, and developer David Marquardt of Marquardt Games, creator of the Noodlecake-published Fluffy Jump [Free] and Pull My Tongue [$0.99], has been hard at work on the game, now known as Glitch Dash, ever since. Well the light is at the end of the tunnel as today Marquardt updated the game's forum thread with news that Glitch Dash is close to completion and offered up a brand new trailer...

'Stickman Disc Golf Battle' is a Competition-Focused Take on the Classic Outdoor Game

Developer Djinnworks, who typically focuses on releasing "Stickman" versions of popular sports games, has put a bigger emphasis on competition with their last couple of releases. Both Stickman Skate Battle [Free] and Stickman Cross Golf Battle [Free] feature full 3D visuals and arcade-y game mechanic spins on their respective sports that are geared for short rounds and online competition. It seems to be a popular formula and after the release of Stickman Cross Golf Battle back in November Djinnworks got a lot of requests from players for a disc golfing game in a similar vein. After putting together a proof of concept for such a game, they realized they had something pretty fun on their hands, and thus Stickman Disc Golf Battle was born. Here's some video of a very early work-in-progress version...

Sail On a Giant Hot Dog and Other Silly Boats in 'Silly Sailing', Coming Next Thursday

I guess while we're on the topic of weird game premises, we might as well talk about Silly Sailing, the new upcoming game from Devm Games of Extreme Forklifting fame. It's a top-down sailing game that has you harnessing the power of wind gusts to pilot a variety of, well, silly sailboats around different watery courses as quickly as possible. Interestingly, this is an asynchronous game so you'll be battling against the ghost runs from players around the world all vying for the best time on each course. Check out the trailer for Silly Sailing...

'Meat Cannon Golf' is a Completely Absurd Golfing Game for Carnivores, Currently Accepting Beta Testers

One of the fun things about mobile is the wide variety of silly ideas people come up with for games. And just when you think you've seen it all something like Meat Cannon Golf comes along and raises the bar for absurdity in game ideas. So it's a golfing game, obviously, but instead of using the standard wood and iron clubs we all know and love, or those tiny little white balls which are so easy to lose, you'll be firing various types of meats from a cannon trying to get that hunk of meat to land into a hole in as few "strokes" as possible. Yep. Check out this early look at one of the holes that will be in Meat Cannon Golf...

Rayark's Intense New Rhythm Game 'Cytus II' Launching January 18th, Pre-Order is Up Now

While a lot of people associate Rayark with their excellent character action game Implosion - Never Lose Hope [$9.99], they're also quite well-known for their library of fantastic rhythm games which thus far include Cytus [$1.99], Deemo [$1.99], and VOEZ [Free]. Now the Taiwanese developer is readying a sequel to Cytus, appropriately titled Cytus II, and it's coming really soon: Next Thursday, January 18th to be exact. Check out some of the characters you'll see as well as some of the furious tracks you'll be playing in Cytus II in the following trailer...

Roguelike Deck Builder 'Meteorfall' Launching January 25th, Check Out the Amazing Launch Trailer

In early July of last year, we first caught wind of Meteorfall, a new deck building game from developer Slothwerks that used a colorful Adventure Time-esque art style and was inspired by great mobile card games like Card Crawl/Card Thief and the cult-classic Dream Quest. In Meteorfall you'd choose one of 4 classes of characters, each with their own deck of cards, and set out to battle monsters using an intuitive left/right swiping mechanic similar to the Reigns games or the Tinder hook up– I mean casual dating app. It all sounded quite lovely and the following September Slothwerks reached out to our community for some beta testers, and I've heard nothing but good things from those who have been testing the game since. Well, the time has finally come for Meteorfall to grace the world with its presence as Slothwerks has announced a January 25th release date for the game. Check out the entirely silly and overly catchy launch trailer here...

First Footage of 'Battleheart 2' Shown Off in New Hero Spotlight Video

Games don't get much more classic than Mika Mobile's Battleheart [$2.99]. Launching just short of 7(!) years ago, Battleheart was one of the few mobile games that seemed to delight gamers of all types and its ingenious line-drawing battling system became one of the most copied mechanics in the years that followed. Mika's Battleheart Legacy [$4.99] arrived in May of 2014 and gave a different spin on the formula, but as wonderful as that game was many fans have been clamoring for a true sequel to the original Battleheart. Mika answered the call of fans in September of 2016 when they officially announced Battleheart 2 with a revamped art style and an emphasis on cooperative multiplayer. As with anything Mika does they're taking as much time as it takes to get Battlheart 2 just right, and the last major update we got on its development was this past July. Now today Mika has posted a new blog entry which highlights the character Natsuko and the abilities she'll have in Battleheart 2, and it also gives us the first glimpse of the game in action...

'Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena' Coming to iOS January 25th, Pre-Order with Rewards Now Live

We posted about the colorful tactical battling game Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena back in early October of last year, and with the game already being available in Early Access on both Steam and Android for the past couple of months we finally have an official release date for the iOS version of the game: January 25th. Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena is all about battling opponents in PvP, and with cross-platform play and more than a million players already downloading the game from Steam and Android during its earlier release period, there should be a decent player pool for opponents when the game arrives on iOS in a couple of weeks. Here's a brand new trailer to give you a look at the game in action...

'It's Full of Sparks' Hits the App Store Next Week, Now Published by Noodlecake

Late last year we posted about a rad looking game called It's Full of Sparks which (at the time) was looking for beta testers on our forums. Sometime between then and now the boyz up north, Noodlecake, picked up the game for publishing and has announced that it'll hit the App Store next week. There's even a new(ish) trailer:..

'JYDGE' from 10tons Is up for Pre-Order on iOS with a 50% Discount Ahead of Its Launch on January 18th

10tons is no stranger to top down shooters or roguelikes. Over the last few years, 10tons has brought a lot of its catalogue to iOS with great games like Neon Chrome [$6.99] or Time Recoil [$5.99]. When we wrote about Time Recoil as the Game of the Week, Jared discussed how JYDGE [$8.99] was getting some good reviews on consoles and PC and whether it would make its way to iOS. Well 10tons have sorted all that out by putting it up for pre-order on the App Store right now for $4.99 with a release date set for January 18th. Watch the trailer below:..

'Forgotten Hill Mementoes' is a Very Creepy Point-and-Click Adventure Horror Game Launching Next Week

Back in 2016, FM Studio released a trio of extremely dark and twisted horror-themed point-and-click adventures known as the Forgotten Hill series. It kicked off with Forgotten Hill: Fall [Free] in February, followed by the sequel Forgotten Hill: Puppeteer [Free] in July, and finally Forgotten Hill: Surgery [Free] in December. The series began life as a web game and in fact all three entries also had accompanying web versions, so FM Studio took most of 2017 to release a bunch of small web-exclusive mini-games called Mementoes, that were separate from the main storyline of Forgotten Hill but served to flesh out the lore and universe further. Now they're putting all those mini-games together, alongside a previously unreleased (and "very long") new chapter in the series called Mischief Night, into one single app called Forgotten Hill Mementoes. Here's the trailer...

'Blocky Racing' is a Cool-Looking Kart Racer that's Launching Next Week

Given how well racing games work on mobile, and how popular and approachable kart racers have become since Super Mario Kart kicked off the genre a few decades ago, I'm surprised there aren't more of them available on the App Store. Nexx Studio wants to add their take on the genre with their upcoming Blocky Racing, and it's a bit of a different spin on the typical formula. It'll feature racing of course, as well as special items like weapons to take out your opponents and shields to protect you from attacks. However, this one uses an isometric perspective which sort of harkens back to the classic RC Pro Am, and the damage modeling of your karts is actually represented by losing the little blocks that make up each vehicle. It's pretty neat, check out the trailer...

'Lord of Dice' Pre-Registrations are Now Available for North America and Oceania

Among the many interest things about the mobile game scene is when you hear of a game that's super popular in Asian regions and then seeing how it does in the west. Arena of Valor [Free], for instance, is the biggest thing ever in China and comparatively has had a super slow launch so far in North America. Lord of Dice is the latest Asian game headed to North America and Oceania, and like all these games, they're doing a pre-registration thing which you can find right here. Pre-registering gives you all sorts of goodies when the game actually launches, with rewards that scale up depending on how many people pre-register...

Luca Redwood is Teasing More 'Photographs' on Twitter and it's Looking Awesome

Luca Redwood of EightyEight Games fame, maker of the phenomenal 10000000 [$2.99] and its follow-up You Must Build A Boat [$2.99], revealed his newest project called Photographs back in February of last year with an extremely vague teaser video. All we really knew about the new game at that time was that it was a "puzzle game that tells five tragic stories" and that it would feature pixel art from one of the fantastic artists behind Thimbleweed Park [$9.99], Octavi Navarro. Well, that initial reveal was close to a year ago now, but just a few weeks back Redwood revealed the first actual trailer for Photographs which showed a bit more of the game itself. I mean, I still had no clue what you actually DID in Photographs, but it sure looked lovely regardless. Here's that trailer again...

Hands on With Hi-Rez Studios' Upcoming 'Bot Smashers'

Jared and I have been spending the week down in the arctic tundra of Atlanta to attend the Hi-Rez Expo. It's an annual celebration of all the games made by Hi-Rez Studios, and it kicked off with a keynote where they announced a new mobile title: Bot Smashers. Details were vague at the time, but we just sat down with the game's executive producer Rory "Drybear" Newbrough who overloaded our brains with everything they're doing with Bot Smashers. Check out the video:..

'Power Hover' Developer's Next Game is Helicopter Jumper 'Helihopper' and It's Coming Next Week

After releasing the excellent behind the back hovercrafting game Power Hover [$3.99] back in December of 2015 (has it really been that long already?) developer Oddrok spent all of 2016 adding new content to the game before releasing two new games last year: Drop Not! [Free] in April and the excellent Power Hover spinoff Power Hover: Cruise [Free] in August. Not a bad couple of years for a tiny studio! Well, they're kicking off 2018 with a bang and already have their fourth game primed and ready for release next week. The game is called Helihopper and here's the trailer...

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