Sound clever in meetings with this snapshot of the new games you need to know about.
Here every Friday you’ll find big games gone global, new game announcements, fresh soft launches and everything in between.
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Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade (Ubisoft/Tencent)
Ubisoft opened up pre-reg for the closed beta of this Tencent collaboration during this week’s Forward livestream. It’s Assassin’s Creed on mobile, set in Ancient China, and those allowed into the closed beta will be able to test the game “later this summer”, Ubisoft said. No hint of a release window yet, though.
The Division Resurgence (Ubisoft)
Ubisoft also dropped a new trailer for its mobile Division game as part of its Forward event, and opened up a regional beta test. The publisher said the game would launch globally this year after phase two of the beta closes in September.
Temple Run: Idle Explorers (Imangi)
This one sneaked out last week, an idle game that has since been featured by Apple but frankly has not gathered a great deal of momentum just yet – it’s got about 120k downloads since launch on June 7th, according to Appmagic data.
Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat (NebulaJoy/Capcom)
Years after it debuted during an Apple event in April 2021, this has finally gone into pre-order on iOS and appears to have been soft launched on Google Play in a selection of countries. It’s a hack-and-slash game just like the cult console titles, licensed by Capcom and developed by Chinese developer NebulaJoy.
Mega Man X Dive Offline (Capcom)
Another title announced during this week’s publisher showcases, Capcom’s pitch for this one is baffling, to be honest: as it literally says in the title, it’s a separate, offline version of 2021 game Mega Man X Dive. The official website says you can’t transfer your data from the online version to this new version either. It’ll be out worldwide by the end of the year, for some reason.
Warhammer 40,000: Warpforge (Everguild)
The latest in the infinite conveyor belt of Warhammer games opened for pre-order on iOS only this week, and should go global by the end of the year. It’s a card-battler from Stillfront-backed studio Everguild, maker of Drakenlords and fellow Warhammer game Horus Heresy Legions.
This open-world survival MMORPG developed by Lightspeed Studios launched globally this week across mobile and PC. And it seems to be doing well: at the time of writing it is top of the US Google Play games charts, and number four on iOS.
Towaga: Among Shadows (Noodlecake)
Like Transformers: Tactical Arena, this is another former Apple Arcade game that’s been repackaged and rereleased on the ‘real’ App Store. It’s an arcade-style high-score shooter developed by Swiss studio Sunnyside Games and published by mobile stalwart Noodlecake.
Lost in Play (Snapbreak Games)
Indie publisher Snapbreak said this week it is releasing wholesome Switch and PC game Lost in Play on iOS and Android on July 12. Pre-orders are open now.
Little Big Workshop (Handy Games)
This new factory management game is out now, a port of the PC and console title released in 2019. It is developed by Swedish developer Mirage Game Studios, with HandyGames on publishing duties.