Mobile Games News Recap #99

March 99 mobile games news recap

Discover our weekly recap of the mobile games news on Android and iOS issue #99! On the agenda this week: the release of Uncharted Waters Origin, the release of Street Fighter: Duel, the flop of Pokémon Sleep, the MMORPG Wars of Prasia in South Korea and much more to discover in this recap. We'll let you read it all below. ⬇️

Uncharted Waters Origin to be released on March 7 on mobile

Let's start this recap with the launch of Uncharted Waters Origin on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Awarded multiple prizes since its release in August in Korea, the game from Koei Tecmo sends you exploring the world in the Age of Discovery, by boat on the biggest oceans of the world. If you're interested in the game, you can find the gameplay and release presentation of Uncharted Waters Origin in our dedicated article.

Street Fighter: Duel to be released this week

You've been hearing about it for weeks, especially with the opening of pre-registration for SFD: Street Fighter Duel has finally been released! Get your boxing gloves and sneakers ready to unleash your best moves in this highly anticipated gacha RPG for the mobile community. You can check out the gameplay in our article or, if you already have it installed, take advantage of our tier list Street Fighter: Duel to optimize your team composition.

Release date of Undawn on April 3rd

In addition to all these new games, the release date of Undawn has just been announced by Tencent. You can already pre-register on the game's official website to be among the first players to explore the devastated world of Undawn on mobile and PC. Keep an eye out for zombies and start building a little haven in a post-apocalyptic world when the game is released.

Release of Limbus Company on Android and iOS

A dark and tactical game, Limbus Company is released on mobile this week. In-game, you are in command of a squad of 12 prisoners tasked with going deep into the Lobotomy Corporation to steal the Golden Bough. To do this, you'll have to master themanagement of combat turns, an essential mechanic of the game.

After linking your team's colored skills to create combos, allies and enemies attack at the same time. This is a sum system, like in card game battle, and if you win you cancel the opponent's action. Victory lies in your ability to exploit the flaws of your enemies in the dystopian city presented by Limbus Company on Android and iOS.

Pokémon Sleep and pre-orders announced at Pokémon Go Plus+

You were expecting big announcements at Pokémon Presents 2023, but despite a few updates, the only real announcement of the conference is the release of Pokémon Sleep soon! The game is a bit of an oddity. Still, if you like games like Pokémon GO, you might be excited to use your sleep to expand your Pokédex.

Launch of ArcheAge War in South Korea on March 21

This recap is also loaded with quality MMORPGs. Undawn will soon offer its post-apo world, but ArcheAge War will be released in South Korea on March 21. With the announcement of its regional release date, ArcheAge mobile is making headlines in the mobile news this week and boosting the hype surrounding it. So we're waiting to hear when it will be available worldwide!

MMORPG Pax Dei unveiled in images

The announcement of Pax Dei by Mainframe Studios has made European game development shine this week. We get a look at some gameplay from this upcoming corssplatform game in cloud gaming with an official trailer. If you like MMORPGs with survival and political stakes, Pax Dei is a nugget to discover urgently in pre-alpha before its worldwide release on mobile and PC.

Pax Dei gameplay screenshot pre-alpha test

King of Fighters: Survival City enters soft launch in selected regions

In addition to Street Fighter, another fighting license continues its adventure on mobile. With a brutal world and Corrupted, King of Fighters: Survival City invites you to fight against the threat of a zombie army that could take over the world. Launching gradually this week in the Philippines and Malaysia, the title is slowly making its way to the major international gacha RPG market.

Collect fighters, merge them, upgrade them and form the perfect team to take on the world's largest corrupt organization in King of Fighters: Survival City. But, unless you have a VPN, you'll only be able to pre-register for the game for now and try the gacha formula with fighters in Street Fighter: Duel on Android and iOS.

Toyforming released on Android and iOS

You couldn't miss the advances in AI over the past few months, in terms of image generation, text response and even some impressive gaslighting by ChatGPT. So, if you're stressed about the future of the company with this news, there are several things that can relax you. First, I suggest you go watch the Netflix is a Joke videos on Youtube with AI-made scenarios. It's so stupid that it feels good. But above all, in mobile games, you can now try the sublime, the brilliant, the brilliant Toyforming.

This game sells itself as a title that can generate 3D toys from your drawings. Here, you are promised to bring your ideas to life, but the realization is downright scary. Do you see those bunnies in the official trailer? If this is how the AI imagines real life wildlife, the bunnies got stuck in a Paper Mario kind of way and ended up looking like inflated lab gloves.

It's terrifying to imagine a world full of creatures like that roaming around in the dark.

Nice attempt for Toyforming, but it's a big failure for me.

Dead Cells and SaGa games are discounted right now on the stores

The Boss Rush extension is released on Dead Cells and to invite as many players as possible to discover it, the game is currently on special offer on the stores for two weeks. It's the perfect opportunity to test this French nugget if you don't have it on your phone yet. Between the beautiful pixel art animations, the immersive universe and the roguelite metroidvania mechanics, Dead Cells has everything to please those who like personal challenges.

In addition to the French game, the SaGa game series is also discounted until the end of the month. When you know the usual price of Square Enix games, it's the best time to take advantage of it.

Update Genshin Impact 3.5 Trade winds

Among this week's updates, it's impossible to miss Genshin Impact 's version 3.5, titled Breaths of the Tradewinds. Released on March 1 after a pre-download phase, this version brings two new characters, an Archon quest, events and new maps to the Summoning of the Seven TCG. The first character, Dehya, a 5-star Pyro character has disappointed the community, and the second is a 4-star Cryo character named Mika. You can find all the details of the 3.5 update at Genshin Impact in our dedicated article.

Square Enix launches its gacha Engage Kill in Japan

Square Enix is in full retreat on international stores with many titles withdrawn and abandoned on mobile. So it's no surprise to see the publisher turn to its home market by publishing the gacha RPG Engage Kill in Japan. The game's campaign features the cast and major events of Aniplex's cross-media Engage Kiss series.

And, on the gameplay side, the progression in the story is marked by fights at turn-based, with an order of action and a system of elementary strengths and weaknesses. In Beiron City, you will have to fight crime with your small military squad to solve the underlying problem. Engage Kill doesn't have a worldwide release date yet, but we'd prefer Square Enix to get their act together before offering another botched launch like Chocobo GP on mobile internationally.

Call of Duty cheats creators must pay $3 million to Activision

Genshin Impact is fighting the cheaters with lawsuits and competitive games are doing the same thing against cheat creators. This time, Activision, which is still waiting for the finalization of its acquisition by Microsoft, has just won a lawsuit against the creators of Call of Duty cheats, forcing them to pay a fine of 3 million dollars.

This news comes just a week after Bungie won $4.3 million from cheat creator AimJunkies and continues the momentum set by PUBG last year, which won $10 million in compensation in a similar case. So if you're doing cheats, stop right now and put your hands up.

Upcoming Apple Arcade additions: Human Fall Flat, Cluedo and more this month

The Apple Arcade subscription continues to grow with each passing month with new releases. For the month of March, subscribers to the iOS service will be able to discover:

  • Kimono Cats, a title with cute but childish mini-games,
  • Osmos+, a kind of or first phase of development of your species in Spore, for those who have the primordial soup ref,
  • but also Cluedo and Human Fall Flat+ with all the original levels and the latest additions Red Rock and Tower.

And if you don't have an Apple Arcade subscription but don't know which game to try this month, check out our list of recent games on Android and iOS.

Brawl Talk from March 2023: 2 new characters, masteries, game modes, etc.

Even if you're part of the silent majority, I know there are Brawl Stars fans who follow the recaps. So I'm breaking down all the announcements from the March 2023 Brawl Talk in a full article. You'll know everything you need to know about the new R-T and Willow brawlers, the permanent game modes, the XP system overhaul, and all the other new features of the March update!

Brawl Talk March 2023: presentation of Willow and her lantern

Nuverse's next game, Dragonheir: Silent Gods is an RPG scheduled for later in 2023

If you were surprised by the runaway success of Marvel Snap and are wondering what publisher Nuverse will come up with next, you're sure to love the answer. This week, we learn that the RPG Dragonheir with a chess-inspired strategy system is well under development. Pre-registration for Dragonheir: Silent Gods has just opened and the game would surely benefit from a release date in the second half of the 2023 calendar.

MMORPG Wars of Prasia to be released soon in South Korea

After opening its pre-registrations, the MMORPG Wars of Prasia will be released on phones this month. The release date of the game has just been announced for South Korea. Starting March 30, you can access the game with a VPN and experience the game's large-scale battles, join player groups, and participate in Wars of Prasia's territory politics to co-create a living virtual world on mobile.

LINE Monster Rancher to be released in Japan on February 28

Do you like weird and colorful creatures to capture but you already know all the generations of Pokémon by heart? Don't worry, in Monster Rancher which has just been released in Japan, humans and monsters coexist and engage in monster battles.

For the launch, more than 600,000 pre-registered players have jumped on the adventure to discover new ways to generate monsters with an eye, wings or a unicorn horn and form the most possible team of monsters in Monster Rancher. This title from LINE Corporation does not have a worldwide release yet, but we hope to be able to test it soon at home.

Omega Strikers character trailers before the April release

Omega Strikers, the arena fighting and soccer game, is particularly awaited by the mobile community for its release on April 27. In the meantime, Odyssey Interactive decides to tease some action by revealing trailers of some of the game's characters, so you can start picking your favorite before you even play.

In these three new videos, we discover Juliette, a fighter inflamed by the passion of footbrawl, Dubu the giant hamster and Kai who thinks he is a star. If you're intrigued by the game, you should know that Omega Strikers will be available for free worldwide on Android, iOS, Switch and PC upon its upcoming release.

More mobile gaming news this week

Thank you all for reading this far, and see you next week for more mobile gaming news! If you missed last week's news, our previous recap #98 was about the cute but bloody shooter Mighty DOOM in pre-registration, the release date of Black Clover Mobile, the release of Vendir: Plague of Lies an excellent old-school RPG and much more to find in our news.

Yaya Yaya would never have spent a single cent on a mobile game. At least, that's what the legend says.

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