Three months remain in the year 2014, and there are some really exciting mobile games slated for release in the coming months. With all of the new stuff coming from Apple, like iOS 8 + Metal, the new iPhone, and the upcoming iPad Air 2 — it’s clearly going to be an exciting time for iOS gaming. As for the month of October, there are a few games that I’ve been looking forward to for a while now, and some others that just recently caught my interest. Before we get started, make sure you check out the Top 10 Games of September, to find some awesome new games to play right now!
Hail to the King: Deathbat
- Developer: Subscience Studios
- Estimated Release: October 16th
- Genre: Action RPG
I’m a pretty big fan of the band Avenged Sevenfold, and since I’m also a fan of iOS gaming — this one has been on my radar since it was first announced almost two years ago. Hail to the King: Deathbat, is an Action RPG based on the band’s legacy and discography. The 8-bit soundtrack was composed by the band, and lead singer M. Shadows has been working closely with the developers of the game. This game is supposed to appeal to those seeking a true challenge, and not just casual gamers.
Deathbat has a pretty solid release date set for Thursday, October 16th. They have been in development for so long I’d be surprised if the game wasn’t 100% complete at this point — so I don’t anticipate any delays.
Puzzle to the Center of the Earth
- Developer: Foursaken Media
- Estimated Release: Early October
- Genre: Puzzle/Adventure
One developer that is always coming up with unique ideas for mobile games is Foursaken Media. After releasing Phantom Rift last month, they are planning to release their next game — Puzzle to the Center of the Earth, sometime this month. The game combines elements of exploration and puzzling, as players work their way to the center of the earth. Hopefully we’ll see this within the next two weeks.
Star Warfare 2: Payback
- Developer: Freyr Games
- Estimated Release: October 2nd
- Genre: Third Person Shooter
This one will be out shortly, with the release date set for the 2nd of October. It’s the follow up to the first Star Warfare, and looks to offer improved visuals as well as gameplay. A lot of people are excited about this one, and it should be a great game to kick off the month of October. Judging from the trailer, there looks to be a lot of cool scenery with intense combat.
- Developer: Clutch Play Games
- Estimated Release: October 23rd
- Genre: Arcade/Platformer
Skullduggery is a very intriguing arcade/platformer game, that almost looks like a mix between Angry Birds and Mario. You play as a human skull, and move around by pulling your brain back to launch the skull in any direction. There’s plenty of obstacles, collectibles, and enemies that you can defeat with well-timed movements. I’m a fan of any arcade style game that brings forth some sort of unique concept, and Skullduggery looks like it could be the Mikey Boots of October. Look for this one in about three more Thursdays.
- Devloper: Selosoft
- Estimated Release: October
- Genre: Arcade/Platformer
Another platformer that I’m interested in this month is Lion Pig, which is a bit slower moving than Skullduggery. Despite your character (an animal that is half Lion, half Pig), moving slow, the game itself looks to be quite fast paced and intense at certain times. You’ll be able to jump and climb on various blocks on the map as you progress through each level, and there are tons of dangerous obstacles you’ll need to avoid as well. Selosoft plans to release Lion Pig this month, but there is no exact date as of right now.
- Developer: Kiloo Games
- Estimated Release: October
- Genre: Action
Smash Champs is a new game from the creators of Subway Surfers, and they look to be taking a different route with this one, and breaking away from the runner genre. I can’t tell for sure, but it almost looks like a Super Smash Bros type of game. Of course, I have no reason to believe it will be anywhere near as good as SSB, and it could go in another direction.
I was never a big Subway Surfers guy, but there’s no denying the game was successful, and hopefully Kiloo can use some of the profits from that to make a fantastic game. Smash Champs is also being slated for ‘October’ as its release, but no specific date.
Armies of Riddle
- Developer: Game Scorpion
- Estimated Release: Mid-October/Early November
- Genre: TCG
TCG fans will likely be interested in this one, but I’m not sure how well a TCG can do with so many people playing Hearthstone now. Regardless, there is a Kickstarter for this one (click Developer link), and they’re actually going to be releasing physical sets of the cards as well. Check out the video for more info. Game Scorpion is trying to get this released by the end of October, but it could easily get pushed into November.
- Developer: One Man Left Studios
- Estimated Release: Late October
- Genre: Arcade
Another installment to the Tilt to Live series, this time with an emphasis on the Gauntlet mode. There’s no gameplay trailer for this one yet, but the game should be out around the end of the month. Gauntlets Revenge is one of the few games on this list that you already know pretty much what you’re going to get — but that’s OK when you know it’s going to be good.
- Developer: Sneaky Box Studios
- Estimated Release: October 31st
- Genre: Simulation/Point-and-Click
The last title on my list of anticipated iOS games in October, is Road to Survival. No gameplay trailer on this one either, but it looks to be a mix of point and click (tap) with some Simulation elements as well. Currently, all I’ve really seen is some really great artwork on the point and click screens, but I’m really interested to see how the gameplay works as a whole. We’ll hopefully get to play this one at the end of the month, on Halloween.
Be sure to leave us a comment and let us know what you thought about this list! We’d love to know what game you are looking forward to the most in the month of October.