The iPhone 15 Pro would finally have physical buttons, Apple
Mobile Games News Recap | Week of March 21 to 27, 2022
Discover it weekly recap of mobile gaming news on Android and iOS for the week of March 21 to 27, 2022! We let you read all about it below. ⬇️
1️⃣ Let’s start this recap with an esports announcement as many of you are usually in a competitive mood. This week, Coca-Cola becomes a founding member of Wild Rift Esports. With this multi-year partnership, the goal for Coca-Cola and Wild Rift is to gather players IRL like onlinewith more events and a maximum of goodies, such as for League of Legends which experienced a similar collaboration between the two brands from 2014 to 2016. Still on the side of Riot Games, this weekend are held the TFT Rising Legends endgames on the game’s Twitch channel with 20,000 euros to be won. The esports team organizing the event is delighted with the animation brought to the community by this international tournament ahead of the release of the set 7 TFTs which should take place between May and June 2022. This set 7 will be an opportunity to introduce a mechanics of dragons in Riot’s auto-chess according to the latest leaks.
2️⃣ In the second news of this recap, the studio behind the title Epic Seven continues the closed beta test of its cartoon MMORPG TeeTINY Online. Smilegate Megaport wants to offer an ultra-connected online community with a single server to allow everyone to collaborate or compete over their adventures. In TeeTINY Online, the character classes are tied to the weapon carried and can therefore be exchanged frequently. On the narrative side, the main quest focuses on the conquering the Tower of Despair, a huge structure built by the gods to represent human greed that destroyed the world. Its conquest will be your objective, climb after landing, like the Sword Art Online levelsto redeem the faults of humanity.
3️⃣ Budding mobile game creators, here’s a news you should like. NetEase, which is one of the largest publishers of Android and iOS mobile games, is putting online a service named Dokific. Thanks to Dokific, you can create your own visual novels. Without allowing you to touch other genres than the visual novel, Dokific offers you the possibility of work on interactive storytelling, an interesting starting point for any Game Designer. The app takes advantage of official HD visuals available to creators, preconfigured animations and even VFX for ambitious game makers. You will be able to use the easy mode for getting started and the advanced mode for more accomplished creations. However, you will also be able to take advantage of Dokific’s services as a reader, by browsing the visual novels already online. The whole is presented as a free appalthough players/readers can access some additional storytelling branches by getting their hands on the wallet.
4️⃣ For his part, LifeAfter is already celebrating its three years of existence. On the occasion of the anniversary of the title of NetEase Games, the players of this apocalyptic open-world were treated to a special stream with guests last Friday and will enjoy additional login rewards until April 6. Added to this are free in-game goodies to continue the festivities, such as a unique outfit and frame for the event.
5️⃣ We continue with a small point on CoD mobile season 3 which will begin April 1. The title on Android and iOS now collaborates with Snoop Dogg, which also joins Vanguard and Call of Duty on other platforms as an operator this season. He will have three alternate outfits and his own voicelines. Beyond mobile CoD season 3, we will then see the arrival of the Miami Strike map on smartphones.
Still on the FPS side, PUBG Mobile is holding an IRL event in San Francisco to celebrate 4 years since it was posted.
News around the world
6️⃣ The European Union attacks GAFAM by imposing new regulations on them, especially on mobile. Among the new obligations of these American giants is the possibility of chat in cross-app (so a Messenger user will have to be able to chat with a Whatsapp user for example), the end of the right for GAFAMs to favor their own service to the detriment of that of others and therefore the obligation to offer alternative stores on their respective operating systems. It is also said goodbye to pre-installing apps on Android or iOS. In addition, control of company takeovers by GAFAM will now be organized by the EU, as in the case of Microsoft with Activision-Blizzard King.
7️⃣ Among Us servers in the US and Europe victims of a DDoS attack Friday. The servers therefore remained offline for a while… A small sabotage of the Among Us ship by a group of impostors, as announced by the game team on Twitter.
Big decisions for the future
8️⃣ Netflix takes over Boss Fight Entertainment, in its quest for the ideal mobile game catalog. This takeover comes to present more quality free titles included in the Californian firm’s subscription service, while the latter is considering charging for account sharing to its subscribers who have been benefiting from it for several years, excessively according to it. Netflix also offers three new games in his library growing on mobile. First, we discover A True Story, a narrative puzzle game on the difficulty of obtaining water in sub-Saharan Africa. Then Shatter Remastered, a retro brick-buster stands out as a remaster of the eponymous PS3 game from 2009, with boss fights and a realistic physics system. Finally, Netflix offers us its FPS on mobile entitled Into The Dead 2: Unleashed. The title identifies itself as a zombie shoot’em up in which your goal is basically to survive.
9️⃣ While Netflix places its marbles on the mobile market, some are already well established there, like Krafton. The South Korean company behind PUBG mobile signs a long-term deal this week with Solana Labs to produce blockchain based games.
New mobile games and pre-registrations
🔟 Among the new releases, Bowling Clash: New Legends is available on Google Play, mixing sponsorship and arcade game on a PvP bowling alley with a fierce leaderboard. There is also Vikingard, a somewhat cheap Viking simulation release from NetEase where you manage your clan and its livestock before sending your warriors into battle.
1️⃣1️⃣ For his part, Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent enters beta in Canada and the United States while the release of Tower of God: Mobile, based on the webtoon, is set for April 20, 2022 in Korea, with no additional information on a possible worldwide release. In addition, we will retain March 29, 2022 as the release date of anime-RPG Soul Tide which you will be able to play very soon.
1️⃣2️⃣ Pre-registration is open for Kakao Games’ new title Odin Valhalla Rising as well as Three Kingdoms: Legends of War on Android and Kawaii Islands, a decidedly cute play-to-earn game, on iOS.
Thank you for reading this week’s news to the end, and see you next week!