Discover the weekly recap of the mobile games news on Android and iOS for the week of October 17 to 23, 2022! On the agenda this week: the release of the card game Marvel Snap, the announcement of a Mortal Kombat title on mobile, news from Netflix Games and Microsoft and much more to discover in this recap. We'll let you read it all below. ⬇️
Let's start this week's recap with the release of a highly anticipated trading card game: Marvel Snap. In this fast-paced deck-builder, we discover a gameplay both accessible and complex. Build your team of 12 superheroes and compete against players from all over the world in 1v1 in this original TCG. To elaborate your strategy, take into account the abilities of your cards, but also those of the locations on which you place them.
While your heroes' stats don't change, upgrading your cards changes their appearance, allowing you to increase your collection level, and thus unlock new cards.
In addition to enjoying illustrations from the original comics and visual effects related to the characters, Marvel Snap is a TCG mobile game that you will enjoy playing and will delight players looking for a more affordable alternative toHearthstone or Legends of Runeterra for novices.
After Dungeon of Gods and its overpowered sensations, a new archero or Hades-like game is coming to the mobile market. Developed by Starmi and published by Lionheart Games, Dragonspire is a title with animated graphics, procedural challenges and a wide variety of builds to discover.
One level after another, die, start over, defeat bosses and whole waves of enemies using only your skills. To go on an adventure, choose one of the different heroes available and launch yourself alone or with friends in a colorful combat run that will take you further and further. Dragonspire is not available at the moment but is scheduled for an early access release in 2023 on mobile and PC.
With the launch of its gaming section in 2021, Netflix had surprised many people. Now, the American giant's service has more than 35 exclusive games available for free on mobile for its subscribers, but it won't stop there. In a letter to investors in the third quarter of 2023, the company announced that it is working on 55 new Netflix mobile games, some of which would be based on existing licenses in series or film.
Netflix Games ' first year of service has allowed them to discover users' habits, needs and desires to adapt their gaming proposition and they now want to fully engage with cross-media content opportunities by becoming a reference in the mobile gaming space.
As an example, the investor letter cites the launch of the anime Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (viewed for 49 million cumulative hours) as having helped CD Projekt's Cyberpunk game spike on PC, simply because of renewed player interest in cyberpunk content. And Netflix plans to achieve the same with its own games, so get ready for plenty of announcements in the coming months.
Released on October 20 on all platforms, Tower of Fantasy's 2.0 update, titled Vera, finally reveals its full content. As we've been telling you since August, this major expansion to HottaStudio's game adds the Vera sector with a desert zone and its new Sand Land storyline that is reminiscent of Egypt before the Cataclysm.
At the same time, you can also explore cyberpunk cities like Mirroria and grey areas. In the heart of these urban labyrinths, you'll find new exploration activities but also games of skill like laser corridor or ball throwing. And it wouldn't be a major expansion without a new character, so you'll now be able to get the simulacrum Ruby and use her powers against the new bosses and raids in this expansion Tower of Fantasy.
Change of scenery with Drone 5: Elite Zombie Shooter, a zombie action shooter on mobile. In this mostly top-down title, organize your strategic actions to do maximum damage with your tactical strikes and fly top-notch combat drones. With two game modes, zombie and military, and over 70 missions available at launch, Drone 5: Elite Zombie Shooter promises a few good hours of gameplay for those who choose to pre-register for the game now on Android to get their hands on the next title in the Drone license.
Lovers of text-based adventure and strategy at turn-based, I can only recommend the release of Sigma Theory on Android and iOS. Released in 2019 on PC, thisgame from Mi-Clos Studio plunges you into a futuristic cold war where nations around the world are fighting over a technology that can overturn the balance of society.
As the director of a spy cell, your role is to strengthen the power of your country. To achieve this, create alliances, recruit secret agents and send them on missions to gather information or do your dirty work. Featuring a tree-like narrative that allows for great replayability, Sigma Theory is an original game that fully deserves its 6.99 euros price tag on Android and iOS.
As the Mortal Kombat license celebrates its 30th anniversary this month, Warner Bros Games has announced its next mobile-only game: Mortal Kombat: Onslaught. Leaving the versus fighting for the gacha RPG, this title scheduled for 2023 on Android and iOS will be the opportunity to find the cult characters of the franchise, such as Sub Zero, Scorpion and Raiden, in group fights that are expected to be bloody. We hope to see the emblematic Fatality characters who marked the childhood of many gamers with their humor and violence, and we'll keep you posted on future announcements about Mortal Kombat: Onslaught.
While leaks suggest that Neymar and Messi could be part of a future Call of Duty Mobile collaboration, Ubisoft has announced a crossover between Brawlhalla and Castlevania to celebrate the 7th anniversary of its platform fighting game.
The collaboration will add two new characters to the Brawlhalla roster: Simon Belmont, the hero of the Castlevania franchise, and his father, Alucard, who is none other than Dracula's son. Two new Brawl of the Week game modes will also appear in addition to a new map representing Dracula's castle.
Two years after the release of Monster Train on PC and Nintendo Switch, the deck-builder with roguelike mechanics is about to be released on iOS on October 27. Published by Good Shepherd Entertainment and developed by Shiny Shoe, Monster Train has the particularity of offering you to manage simultaneous battles. This version, available for pre-order on the App Store, will include The Last Divinity DLC, with the addition of a new hero faction.
However, we don't have any information about a possible Android version, but you can find more information in our complete article about the release date of Monster Train.
If all the big players in the video game industry are placing their pawns on the mobile market, some companies prefer to take over entire pieces of the chessboard. Netflix is making its mark with a catalog of exclusive games that is reinforced every month with small indie nuggets, and Microsoft is planning to open its own mobile game store. With a slight touch of hypocrisy as we like them, Microsoft partly denounces the monopoly of Apple and Google on the distribution of mobile games via their respective stores.
It is therefore the duty of big players in the industry, such as Microsoft, to rid the gentle public of the monopoly of these two GAFAs... It's even funnier when you realize that Microsoft is under scrutiny for its takeover of Activision-Blizzard Zynga, which is forcing more and more towards the monopoly and continues to polarize the video game industry towards its main players.
Available in paid version since 2018 on Android, iOS and PC, The Gardens Between was released this week on iOS in + version for Apple Arcade subscribers. A good opportunity for those who would have missed this poetic game from the studio The Voxel Agents to discover an adventure filled with puzzles. With an original concept that immerses you in the memories of two teenagers and a soft and dreamy art direction, the only flaw of The Gardens Between is its short life span of about one hour.
At RazerCon 2022, the brand unveiled more details of its new portable cloud gaming console. Equipped with a 6.8-inch 144Hz display and a Snapdragon G3x processor, the Razer Edge will be sold with the Razer Kishi V2 Pro controller.
Scheduled for release in 2023, this Edge console will be accompanied by an app, Razer Nexus, which will allow you to customize the button mapping and serve as a hub to access all compatible services: Google Play Store, App Store, Xbox Game Pass, Nvidia GeForce Now and many others. A first version will be available for about 400 euros, but will only work with Wi-Fi. The 4G version will cost 500 euros, while 5G will initially be reserved for the United States due to the partnership with Verizon.
After the successful release on PC and consoles, Endling: Extinction is Forever is about to be released on mobile. In this adventure game, you play as the last mother fox on an Earth ravaged by human activity and the survival of your species is in your hands. Raise your cubs, find them food and shelter each night to avoid predators. For more details on the game go to our detailed article on Android and iOS pre-registration for Endling: Extinction is Forever.
As every two weeks, Riot Games has just deployed a new TFT update. The changes in this 12.20 patch mainly concern the champions, with the buffs of Zac, Senna and Volibear, as well as the nerfs of Daeja, Rengar and Sohm. After 4 patches focused on Dragons, these creatures are losing some of their in-game impact and we can expect a return of compositions rerolls focused on cost 1, 2 and 3 champions, such as Ezreal, Senna or Kai'Sa. You can check out the full list of changes in TFT patch 12.20 in our full article.
Developed by Bank of Innovation, MementoMori is an Idle RPG that features women with extraordinary powers being hunted during a witch hunt. The game features graphics that mix Japanese animation and painting and embellishes the picture with a soundtrack that is an integral part of the narration of the witches' tragic past.
With more than1.2 million pre-registrations, MementoMori enjoys a strong popularity in Asia thanks to the many renowned artists who collaborated on the music and design of the game.
If you liked Archeroyou will probably enjoy Relic Strike, the new roguelite from Square Enix, available in early access on Android. Go through the rooms of Relic Strike and fight against various monsters to obtain rewards and thus improve your heroes. The gameplay is simple, since you have only one button to move your character.
When you stop, the hero starts to attack. Relic Strike offers short and dynamic games that will provide a few good hours of play to fans of the genre. It can be installed via its APK, so I'll redirect you to our detailed article on how to install Relic Strike.
Sky: Children of the Lightthe game from the creators of Journey, is currently hosting its 15th seasonal event until January 2, 2023. After the season of Burst, the title gives way to the sweet voice of the Norwegian singer Aurora in an adventure set in the Coliseum of the Valley of Triumph, lulled by music written by the artist herself.
The Season Pass includes cosmetic items featuring Aurora, such as a mask and an outfit, as well as her music. These rewards can also be unlocked for free by completing the season missions. In a second step, update 0.19.5 will add new content related to the Aurora season.
Let's end this week's recap with some bad news for Metal Slug Attack players. Released in 2016, this RTS inspired by the cult arcade terminal license will soon close its doors on Android and iOS. Starting on November 12, the Extra Ops added with each update will be removed, followed by ranked games and team battles in December. Finally, on January 12, 2023, Metal Slug Attack will finally bow out after 6 years of activity and over 10 million downloads.
Thank you all for reading this far, and see you next week for more mobile gaming news! In the meantime, be sure to check out our list of the latest Android and iOS games.
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