There are some pretty awesome iOS titles slated to be released this year -- here's our list of what's worth paying attention to.

Upcoming iOS Games You Might Want to Pay Attention To

There are some pretty awesome iOS titles slated to be released this year -- here's our list of what's worth paying attention to.
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Mobile gaming is only getting better, and there are some really awesome games coming out this year that you might not be aware of. Ranging from strategy to adventure to RPG and everything in between, these games are challenging the status quo and expanding the medium. Here’s what we’re excited about:

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Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing for iOS

Release date: Q3 2016

We don’t know a whole lot about these games because the announcement only came a few days ago, but this can only be a good thing. Nintendo is expanding its mobile gaming operations and appears to be doing some interesting things involving networking and cross-over between platforms. Even if these are just standard ports to iOS, it will still be awesome to have Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing available on a mobile device.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends

Release date: TBD

Billed as a “Hearthstone-killer”, The Elder Scrolls: Legends is Bethesda’s entry into the insanely lucrative world of mobile card games. Whether or not it will unseat the reigning champion remains to be seen, but it looks very interesting. And if you’re a fan of TES lore and setting, this is going to be something you want to pay attention to.

Torchlight Mobile

Release date: TBD

Torchlight is probably the best Diablo clone in a long history of clones, and in some ways has even surpassed its inspiration. It’s a fun and fast-paced isometric ARPG that can be dangerously addictive, and now it’s coming to mobile. We don’t know a whole lot about how it will play or what it will look like, but the cartoony style and fast-paced action of Torchlight will definitely translate well onto a mobile device. This is definitely something that will be worth looking into when it launches.

Pokémon Go

Release Date: TBD 2016

Nintendo has been unveiling some pretty ambitious projects, and Pokemon Go is absolutely one of them. Combing real-life locations with Pokemon battling, this is some kind of crazy augmented-reality hybrid that promises to be, if nothing else, really interesting. This a whole new type of game that hasn’t really been tested, so it remains to be seen whether or not it’s actually going to be fun or successful, but the idea of collecting and battling Pokemon while out and about in the world is one that definitely has some appeal. If Pokemon Go works, it could change the way we play games, and that’s something to be excited about.

Those are the upcoming games that we’re most excited about. Did we miss something? Is there a game on your radar that you think is worth watching for? Let us know in the comments!

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