Recap #164: What's new this week in mobile gaming?

mobile game news recap 164

In this week's recap (No. 164), we take a look at the week's must-have mobile games releases, mobile news and pre-registrations/test phases not to be missed.

Sit back and relax as we round up all the week's mobile games news! On the programme: the announcement of Project Party, the new game from Lilith Games, the release of Honor of Kings and the MMORPG Tarisland , plus a whole host of other news.

Mobile games releases and announcements this week

This week has been rich in release announcements, with many games now available on stores:

  • The ultra-popular Chinese MOBA Honor of Kings is now available worldwide on Android and iOS. Discover a multitude of heroes and engage in competitive 5v5 matches to destroy your opponent's base.
  • Tencent's MMORPG, Tarisland, is finally available on Android, iOS and PC. With nine classes, eighteen specialisations and five professions, create a unique character and explore this cross-platform open-world. Discover its free-to-play friendly promises and try it out now.
  • Lilith Games presents Project Party, a socially focused life simulator to be released on Android, iOS and PC. The game, inspired by Animal Crossing, allows players to create a personalised world and join other players for mini-games and exploration. An in-game game editor will also be available.
  • GameFreak, in collaboration with WonderPlanet, has announced Pand Land, a free-to-play RPG. This colourful maritime adventure game lets players take on the role of a captain in search of legendary treasures. The game will be available only in Japan on Android and iOS.

At the same time, we have also learned of the release of Hyper Light Drifter on Android for $6, as well as the adaptation of the tabletop RPG Wolf: Heart of the Forest on iOS for $9.99. Other releases include the puzzle game A Fragile Mind, inspired by Mist, for $1.40 on Google Play and theApp Store.

Pixel art fans can try out Kaiju Attack 2, a battler x match-3 puzzle game on iOS for under $3, as well as Legend of Heropolis DX, a city-builder with a mecha twist on Android and iOS, for under $7. Finally, you can now get into the Olympic spirit with Summer Sports Mania, a game revisiting the disciplines of the Olympic Games, available on Google Play and App Store.

In other news, you can play the casual game My Talking Hands: Islands on iOS on 4 July. In a completely different genre, De: Lithe Last Memories is a gacha with dynamic combat that will be available on Google Play and App Store on 25 July. Fans of co-op games and life sims can get their hands on the cozy Spirit of the Island, available on Android and iOS on 16 July.

And finally, unfortunately, we have learned that the release of Shadowverse: Worlds Beyond has been postponed until spring 2025. This competitive TCG from Cygames, the sequel to Shadowverse, is also delaying its tournaments until the end of next year.

Pre-registration, updates and testing phases

In addition to the recent releases, we have a number of other test and pre-registration announcements in stock this week:

  • Ash Echoes, a tactical RPG published by Tencent, opens its global pre-registrations. Developed by Aurogon Shanghai and Neocraft Studios, this futuristic game features strategic combat in an immersive world. Pre-register now on Android and iOS to make sure you don't miss its release.
  • Civilization Mobile World Origin announces its closed beta in China. This strategy game lets you choose your leader and dominate the world by imposing your ideas and traditions. Get your VPN ready to take part.
  • NetEase has announced early access to its Over Field open-world game in Japan. This test, open until 10 July, allows players to discover an urban pop universe with elements of combat and exploration.
  • Mob Rush, a new roguelite in the Mobile Legends universe, is in early access in Brazil and Indonesia.

One last piece of news: the MMO Silkroad Origin is launching its closed beta in South-East Asia . Explore the world of the Silk Road, taking part in dungeons and group activities. Available via VPN for players outside the region.

Finally, Arknights is launching a series of trading cards in China and Japan. Unfortunately, these cards will only be available locally, forcing Western fans to turn to ebay to obtain them. And finally, the WTF news of the week: Re-Logic, the creators of Terraria, are offering to refund your copy of the game if you beat it in 1v1. So try your luck!

See you next week for a round-up of mobile games news!

Platypousse In between boss battles on Bloodborne or Dark Souls III, our editor-in-chief Platypousse likes to look after her plants and watch an episode of Moomins under a blanket.
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