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Mortal Kombat: Onslaught (NetherRealm/Warner)
This is not a new fighting game, but instead a new character-collecting, squad-battling RPG. As we’ve noted previously, there’s been very little publicity around Onslaught, but it is now live worldwide on both iOS and Android.
High Energy Heroes / 高能英雄 (Tencent)
We’re slightly late to this one, but Tencent released this China-exclusive reworking of Apex Legends Mobile on September 21. It appears to have re-skinned the characters and UI, but left the rest pretty similar to the original. Appmagic estimates it has earned Tencent $1.9m from 3.8m downloads since launch a month ago.
Midas Merge (Wildlife/Never Forget)
This is the debut game from the studio cofounded by Merge Dragons and Sims veterans Ray Mazza and Michael Duke, Never Forget Games. It clearly takes a few cues from Merge Dragons, and is out worldwide on iOS and Android.
Star Stable (Star Stable Entertainment)
The popular, long-running horse-rearing game has finally made it to Android, having been on iOS and PC for a long time already. As you can see above, it recently celebrated its 12th birthday, too.
Developer Zeedz.io describes this as a ‘play for purpose’ game, in which you fight carbon emissions by collecting plant-inspired creatures. It is out now on iOS and Android, and is also notable for being funded through Germany’s version of Shark Tank (Or Dragon’s Den, if you’re in the UK).
Fun Run 4 (Dirtybit)
The fourth Fun Run game has more multiplayer cartoon gore, and is out now worldwide on iOS and Android.
Art of Puzzles (Zimad)
This gentle puzzler from Zimad has just come to iOS after a spell as an Android-only game.
Wrestle Jump 2 (Otto Ojala)
From the maker of similar slapstick game Soccer Physics, this sequel is completely free of ads and IAP and is out now on iOS and Android.
Yolk Heroes: A Long Tamago (14 Hours Productions)
This mix of pet sim and idle game was announced last week as coming to iOS and Android. It’ll be arriving alongside the PC edition, though there’s no release window just yet.
Mobile Suit Gundam U.C. Engage Global Version (Bandai Namco)
This Gundam game has over 3m downloads in Japan, and the western edition has over 200k pre-orders, according to the multiple press releases we’ve been sent about this one. It is out now globally on iOS and Android.
South of the Circle (State of Play)
From the maker of Lumino City, Kami and Inks, this is the latest game to move out of Apple Arcade and into the regular App Store. No Android version to speak of yet, but it has previously been released on PC and console.