If we look back, 2019 was a treat for mobile gamers. Ever since the rise in popularity of gaming on the Go from 2016-17, major video developers like EA and Activision are paying serious attention to games aimed at mobile devices, especially smartphones and Tablets. So, today we will talk about the Top 10 Upcoming Mobile Games Every Gamer Should Play in 2021.
Best Upcoming Mobile Games:
- League of Legends: Wild Rift
- Apex Legends Mobile
- EVE: Echoes
- Dauntless Mobile
- Project Cars GO
- Diablo Immortal
- H1Z1 Mobile
- Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall
- Path of Exile Mobile
- Commandos Mobile
Editor’s note: We’ll update this list of Top 10 Upcoming Mobile Games as new games are announced, and others are officially released.
League of Legends: Wild Rift
League of Legends (LoL) is a free-to-play multiplayer game that falls under the category MOBA or multiplayer online battle arena. Developed by Riot Games, League of Legends puts you in the shoes of a champion with unique abilities. You take part in 5v5 battles against a team of other players or computer-controlled “champions.” Your goal is to destroy the opposing team’s “Nexus,” a structure that lies at the heart of a base protected by defensive structures. However, the game has a few other distinct modes with different sets of rules, objectives, and maps.
Every match is discrete, with all champions starting relatively weak but increasing in strength as you progress in the game. League of Legends has over 27 million daily active users, with the largest user base being North America and Europe.
On October 15, 2019, on the 10th anniversary of LoL, Riot Games announced that they are working on a mobile-friendly version of the game called League of Legends: Wild Rift. The games will be similar to its PC counterpart, with two significant changes and a few other tweaks.
Firstly, the mobile game will feature only 40 champions at launch with more being added later on. Second, the game times will be cut down to 15 -18 minutes. The Chinese tech giant Tencent will develop the upcoming mobile game.
League of Legends wild Rift is expected to be released this year for both Android and iOS. As of writing this article, it is up for pre-registration on the google play store. As for iOS users, Wild Rift will be available for beta testing on the App store very soon.
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Apex Legends Mobile
Apex Legends is a free to play battle royale game. Published by EA and Developed by Respawn Entertainment, the game was an instant hit upon its release on February 4, 2019. Now, we won’t dig deep as it is the same Battle Royale affair. But, here is a quick rundown.
20 three-person squads land on an island, search for weapons, supplies and attempt to defeat all other players in combat and stay inside the ever-decreasing play area. Along with that, players will choose a character trait or a character with “unique abilities” before starting a game. Pretty standard for most BR these days. According to EA, as of October 2019, Apex Legends had approximately 70 million users worldwide with more than 10 Milion players a week.
Coming to the development regarding the mobile version of Apex legends, things are not very clear. Now, we can confirm that there will be a mobile version of the game. However, there is no news on when it will be available for the masses. As per rumours, Apex Legends Mobile is expected to be announced sometime midyear, most probably in June in E3 2020.
The mobile version will be very similar to its PC and console counterpart with minor adjustments. A Chinese company, presumably Tencent (going by EA’s track record), will develop Apex Legends mobile version. We will keep you updated about any other developments or news on the upcoming mobile game, so make sure to follow us.
EVE is a popular space-based, massively multiplayer online role-playing game or MMORPG. It is One of the most anticipated upcoming mobile games. Developed and published by CCP Games, EVE was initially released back in May 2003. The game set up takes place more than 21000 years in the future when humans have colonized the entire solar system and have gone beyond. In short, EVE is a virtual world in itself with a whole timeline of events. Here is a summary of the same if you are interested.
EVE Echoes will be a scaled-down version of the PC Game. But what I am genuinely pumped about is that it will probably be the first science fiction MMORPG on Mobile. From exciting fleet battles, everchanging economic and political schemes all in a dynamic universe controlled by the players.
In September last year, Eve: Echoes had a brief closed alpha test. The game is already in open beta testing in Australia, USA, Canada, Russia, Europe, South Korea, and New Zealand for Both iOS and Android. The mobile version of the game is being developed in collaboration with NetEase Games.
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Dauntless is a new action RPG game released last year on September 26 for PC and a variety of consoles. The game is developed by a Canadian video game company Phoenix Labs, and is distributed by Epic Games.
The game takes place in a beautiful medieval fantasy setup, where a catastrophic event has torn the world apart, releasing monstrous creatures that prey on the surviving humans and known as Behemoths.
As the name suggests, in Dauntless (showing fearlessness and determination), you, along with other players, play a fearless slayer on a mission to rid the world from these monsters. Dauntless is mostly a co-op game, but you can go solo if you want to.
Dauntless Mobile is currently under testing. However, the game is already listed on the Play Store and App Store. As of now, there is no definite timeframe on when will the mobile game be available for everyone. You can pre-register if you want to experience the world of Dauntless as soon as it is released. Just like the PC and Console version, you will need a constant internet connection to play the game.
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Project Cars GO
If you are into racing games, there is an excellent chance that you have heard about Project Cars. It is a top-rated motorsport racing simulator developed by Slightly Mad Studios and is available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. First released in 2015, the game offers a very authentic racing experience with great attention to detail. There are have been two project Cars game (project cars 1 and 2) so far.
In May 2018, Slightly Mad Studios announced that they are working on a mobile version of project cars that will offer the same “authentic and enjoyable racing game experience” on a mobile device. According to Slightly Mad Studios CEO, Ian Bell – Project CARS GO will enable players to “experience the racing game in a whole new way.” The upcoming project cars mobile game will also have features like licensed cars and vehicle customization, similar to the PC version.
The CEO didn’t disclose any further details except that a US-based game developer, Gamevil, is developing the mobile game. There no news on the launch date. On the flip side, the game is already up for pre-registration on the Google Play store. So, it is fair to guess that Project CARS GO will be here soon.
Next on our the best upcoming mobile games list has to be Diablo Immortal. Diablo is a classic action role-playing video game that was first released in January 1997. Developed by American game developer Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. diablo takes place in the fictional Kingdom of Khanduras in the mortal realm. The franchise has three major releases (Diablo I, II and, III)and several expansion packs to date. The last one being released in 2012.
Diablo Immortal will be the first diablo game on Mobile. And will be developed by Blizzard in collaboration with NetEase. It will solely be a multiplayer (MMORPG) hack and slash RPG game. What’s really interesting is that rather than a completely separate game, Diablo Immortal will be set between the events of Diablo II and III. The game also promises next-gen graphics, so we will have to wait and see how that turns out.
Coming to the release date, the Diablo Mobile was announced back in November 2018 for both iOS and Android. Fast forward more than a year and, it is still unclear when exactly it will be available. Currently, Diablo Immortal is up for pre-registration on google play.
H1Z1 is a free to play Battle Royale game developed by Daybreak Game Company. Like most battle royale titles in H1Z1, players jump from an airplane and look for supplies, guns, and ammo as soon as they land and try to defeat one another in fierce encounters. The ever-shrinking play zone always keeps players on edge. The last one (or team) standing wins.
However, H1Z1 is not just another battle Royale Game. There is a vast userbase, and the game has a lot to offer than it appears on the surface.
In 2018, H1Z1 was released for PS4. Since then, the community has been expecting a mobile release. Furthermore, Daybreak has confirmed that a mobile version is in works without any fixed release date.
Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall
If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you are going to love it. After running for a decade, GoT has finally commenced last year with the season 8. However, fans are still hung over the extremely popular TV series. The subpar final season leaves a lot to be desired. HBO, too is said to be working a prequel.
Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall takes place 48 years before the events of the TV show. When Lord Commander Brynden Rivers, better known as “Bloodraven” disappears while ranging beyond the Wall, it’s up to you to command of the Night’s Watch.
Explore the mysteries beyond the Wall, the past of the three-eyed raven, and the secrets of the haunted woods and more, as the story unfolds. Collect iconic characters like John Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Jaime Lannister, and more in a genuine Game of Thrones experience on your mobile device.
Beyond the Wall is under development for a long time and recently showed up for per-register on google play for Android. There is no news on an iOS counterpart. Previously the game was set to be released in September 2019 but got delayed due to some unknown issues. It is expected that Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall will finally make its way into wild this year.
Path of Exile Mobile
Path of Exile (or PoE) is an action RPG game developed by Grinding Gear Games. The game was first released as a window exclusive back in 2013 and was only made available for Xbox 4 years later. In March 2019, the Path of Exile was finally crawled its way for PS4.
In November 2019, Griding gear announced that it is working on a mobile version of Path of Exile. The game promises to bring the core PoE experience to mobile devices without any compromises. Check the trailer above to find out what the game has in store for players.
Furthermore, according to Grinding Gear Games co-founder Jonathan Rogers the mobile game will be free of any “evil garbage.” In simple terms, the game will not feature any microtransaction, time gate, or video, and event notifications. Although it is excellent news, it is not clear how the devs will monetize the game.
Path of Exile Mobile is being developed in house with no words on a specific release date. However, it is expected that Path of Exile Mobile will be available for both iOS and Android sometime in 2020.
Commandos is a classic stealth-based real-time tactics game. Released between 1998 to 2006, the Commandos franchise spans over five games. All the games in the series are based on world war II with historic missions like operation overload and many others. The commandos series is available on pc, Xbox, and PlayStation.
In 2017 KidJoy Studio announced that they are working on a Commandos mobile game. The game will be a remastered version of the original game and not a new one. The game will also feature all the iconic characters from the series. However, the developer didn’t share any further details.
The game is taking its fair share of time. However, we believe that we will be rewarded for the wait. When launched Commandos will be one of the most loved upcoming mobile games to date.
Commandos Mobile is expected to land sometime this year. But again, nothing is officially confirmed. Commandos will be available on both Android and iOS.
Commandos Mobile will be either free with micro-transactions or a one-time purchase. We will keep you updated as we get more information on the same.
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