Upcoming Game Releases
Catequesis was one of the first games we covered here at GameWoof, with our interview with the developer, Pakarico Games, running back in April. We have been waiting patiently for more information regarding the amazing looking 8-bit survival horror game ever since. Pakarico Games has finally pulled the curtain back a little further, releasing a fantastically creepy trailer on its blog on Tuesday.
The news is cause for some celebration because it means progress is happening in the development of one of the most intriguing survival horror titles to grace the indie mobile scene in quite sometime. However, the news comes with a significant downside. Catequesis, originally planned for a late 2013 release, has been delayed until 2014. Further putting a dampener on the situation is that the Android version of Catequesis has been delayed even further, likely until 2015.
It appears the powers that be at GIANTS Software are releasing the latest annual release of their most popular title, Farming Simulator on mobile, and doing it fairly soon.
Farming Simulator 14 is slated to arrive on the Google Play and iOS App Stores on November 18th. No announcement has been made as to the pricing of this title, though the first one put on mobile, Farming Simulator, which was based on the PC/Console title Farming Simulator 13, was a whole dollar on the Google Play store.
Farming Simulator14 promises to bring even more licensed farm equipment for users to use, from the likes of Case IH, Deutz-Fahr, Lamborghini, Kuhn, Amazone and Krone, as well as awesome new features, such as assigning staff to tend the various fields of crops. This may change the game into more of a simulation experience, but hey, with Simulator in the name…
I’m not sure what a Lamborghini farm machine looks like, but let’s hope it allows you to plow a field of corn in 4.6 seconds and would make James May cry. For more on this rapidly approaching title, check out the trailer below.
Dr. Who has been around for quite sometime, in fact later this month the BBC sci-fi dramatic series will be turning 50. As any fan of the doctor surely already knows by now the BBC has a huge celebration planned for the show’s “golden” anniversary, with a special episode screening that will air across 75 different countries and in 3D at select theaters across the U.K.
The Time Lord is getting further treatment however, with a new game, announced on the @DrWhoLegacy twitter profile, for mobile devices called, you guessed it, Dr. Who: Legacy. Little is known about the game, only one screenshot has been released and the release date is the usual vague “coming soon” but the timing of the announcement has led some to believe that it will be released on the exact 50th anniversary, which is November 23rd.
Since the November 7th announcement on Twitter, @DrWhoLegacy has let slip a few additional details, including that the title will be free-to-play. Also, for those awaiting Supermassive Games’ follow ups to its PS3, PSVita and PC Dr. Who game Dr. Who: The Eternity Clock it seems they have been cancelled according to conversations Supermassive has been having with Polygon
You can expect more information about Dr. Who: Legacy as it becomes available.
Eyes Wide Games, the creators of The Walking Dead Social Game: Chronicles has announced their newest game, The Incredible Corpse, now funding on Kickstarter.
A mission based game that incorporates stealth, action and timing puzzles, players will control mankind’s last hope, who is, unfortunately, already dead. Aliens have stolen all of our brains, but they didn’t count on what everyone on earth already knows is the side effect of brainless humans, Zombies! Players will control an undead hero utilizing a touch and draw control mechanic that has been designed and refined over the last six months.
Eyes Wide Games has been working on The Incredible Corpse for a while now, so the Kickstarter looks like more than just a proof of concept video normally seen on the crowd-funding site and is nearly completed. The Kickstarter exists to finish up the Android and Kindle game engines and add a few features like in-game bosses and upgradable stats.
The already finished art and animation looks really solid and the trailer gives a good view into what looks to be an intuitive control scheme. The monetization system also promises to be better than the average fare with players buying chapters of the game and then not being interrupted with IAPs during the duration of that bought section. The first chapter will be free with additional chapters running at $4.99.
The Incredible Corpse‘s Kickstarter runs until November 29th with the game likewise expected to launch at the end of this month.
You can find out more, and help fund, The Incredible Corpse by visiting its Kickstarter Page.
Revolution Games has announced the release date for The Serpent’s Curse, the fifth installment of their critically acclaimed adventure series, Broken Sword. The launch date was revealed on their official website together with their social networking accounts.
Broken Sword 5 – the Serpent’s Curse release date announced! http://t.co/EjbGMZ7rTw
— Revolution Games (@revbot) November 5, 2013
The Lone Wolf series of adventure books haven’t been published since 1998, but still somehow remain popular to a certain avid fan, finding most popularity in Europe. So it’s no real surprise then that French publisher BulkyPix are set to release their own adaptation of the series on Android:
The studio Forge Reply in partnership with Atlantyca Lab, the digital division of Atlantyca Entertainment, and the publisher and video game developer BulkyPix are happy to announce the release on November 14 of Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf – Blood on The Snow on iOS and Android. The story of the game is written by Joe Dever himself, the multi-awarded author of the famous Lone Wolf saga.
I was always a fighting Fantasy man back in the day, but the Lone Wolf series of choose your own adventure books had a unique and more mature voice. This new version isn’t just a text adventure though, it boasts a whole new story, penned by the author himself, as well as Active turn based combat rendered in high-end 3d.
Let the retro game ports continue! The trend of retro games from the 90s and earlier continues with DotEmu’s latest announcement of bringing Little Big Adventure to Android devices quarter 1 of 2014. For those of you who may not know, Little Big Adventure also known as Relentless: Twinsen’s Adventure was an action adventure game for the MS-DOS and eventually the Playstation back in 1994. Back in 2012 there was talk of the game being ported to mobile devices but the game has obviously been delayed from that first date and now a semi-firm date is set in stone.
Little Big Adventure is considered a classic and utilizes pseudo-3D graphics with its isometric viewpoint. Gameplay wise, you take control of the main character Twinsen as he tries to save his people from the evil Dr. FunFrock. The interesting aspect is that Twinsen has four different behavior modes which influence what skills he can use. These behaviors are normal, athletic/sporty, aggressive, and discreet which each having different skills as you can imagine. The original Little Big Adventure was a hit and people have been excited for it to come to mobile since it was falsely promised, so now hopefully the wait is almost over.
Mika Mobile teases the trailer for its upcoming game, Battleheart Legacy. It is the sequel to their mobile RPG hit, Battleheart, which we reviewed last May and was named as one of the best Android fantasy RPG games.
At long last, our first trailer for Battleheart Legacy: https://t.co/rj3RNpmQO5
— Mika Mobile (@MikaMobile) November 2, 2013
DotEmu, the outfit that has given mobile gamers such classic hits like R-Type and Another World on their devices, is bringing another classic arcade and console series to mobile devices later this year, Double Dragon.
This series, which involves one of the most bizarre story lines of love and betrayal for a game of its time, first debuted in arcades in 1987, released by Taito. This game, which was revolutionary for its time, was a co-operative side scrolling beat ‘em up involving the kung fu brothers Billy and Jimmy.
Oh yeah, it also brought the world one of the most iconic baddies, Abobo:
But wait, there’s more to this. DotEmu isn’t just bringing the mobile gaming world the first Double Dragon. No, the company behind this revival is bringing the whole enchilada with the first 3 Double Dragon games coming to mobile devices soon, including co-operative game play and fully customizable controllers. It’s also reported that the game will be optimized for bluetooth controllers for those who aren’t down with the on screen controls.
There isn’t an official word on its release date, but it should be coming before years end. In the meantime, see the lovely trailer DotEmu has provided below:
Ubisoft announced today that Rayman Fiesta Run will be coming to Google Play on November 7. The release date of this Android game was revealed on Rayman’s official social networking accounts.
November 7! The day Rayman Fiesta Run will be coming your favorite iOS, Android and Windows 8 app store. Yeah!
— Rayman (@RaymanGame) October 24, 2013
Rayman Fiesta Run is the sequel to Rayman Jungle Run, a highly acclaimed side-scrolling platformer, which will feature additional gameplay features and game modes. Aside from running, Rayman is now able to shrink and swim. He also has access to a number of new power-ups that can help him get through 75 brand new levels.
Rayman has left the jungle and will run on 4 brand new worlds where you will hear the sound of the maracas playing, and see disco balls reflect light in various directions, and the festive sceneries will let you feel you’re right in the middle of a fiesta. Lend a hand to Rayman in lunging for cocktail umbrellas, punching piñatas, leaping on limes, and facing epic bosses. The new game will also feature a challenging Invasion mode and social integration which urges players to challenge their peers and/or share their scores and achievements.
Rayman Fiesta Run is priced at £1.99 / €2.69 / $2.99 depending on your local store’s currency. Watch the trailer below as we wait for the release date for Android on November 7:
Source: Games Press