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Here every Friday you’ll find big games gone global, fresh soft launches, the latest release dates and everything in between.
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Let’s get into it, then:
Squad busters (Supercell)
Supercell announced a new week-long beta for Android players in Canada, Mexico and Spain this week. But you better get on it quick, it ends on May 29.
The Finnish giant also said there were some gameplay tweaks in this new edition of the game, which is a sort of roaming battle-RPG that smooshes together characters from Hay Day, Clash of Clans, Boom Beach, Clash Royale and Brawl Stars.
The game is now faster, players can build a larger squad more quickly and there’s a merge-like mechanic where if you pick three of the same character they combine into one larger squad member. There’s more detail in the video above.
Undawn (Level Infinite/Lightspeed)
The maker of PUBG Mobile, Tencent’s Lightspeed Studios, has a new game coming: Undawn.
It’s an open world survival RPG that also now stars the Fresh Prince himself Will Smith. The slap-happy actor plays a character called Trey Jones in the game.
Undawn will be published by Tencent label Level Infinite, and goes global on June 15 across iOS, Android and PC. Players can pre-order on the App Store and Google Play now.
Avatar: Reckoning (Archosaur/Level Infinite)
This MMO RPG shooter from Archosaur Games and Tencent label Level Infinite has already been live in (rough) beta form in a couple of markets, as you can see in the video above.
A new Android-only closed beta will be going live in the Philippines on June 7, Level Infinite said this week.
Farming Simulator Mobile 2023 (Giants)
This latest Farming Simulator game is a relatively high-priced premium game (£6.99/$7.99/€7.99) but has still entered the top end of the paid charts across Europe, in amongst usual suspects Minecraft, Football Manager and Geometry Dash.
World of Goo Remastered (2D Boy/Netflix)
This classic physics puzzler has been jazzed up for modern devices and added to the ever-growing Netflix catalogue. It joins resurrected Kabam game Transformers: Forged To Fight and Snowman’s Laya’s Horizon in the streaming firm’s May line-up. Dungeon Boss is also getting revived and released on May 31.
Super Cat Tales: PAWS (Neutronized)
Quietly prolific indie creator Neutronized has released his latest pixel-art platformer, one that’s worth checking out for some gentle, cutesy fun.