Today Perfect World Mobile launched in 120 countries around the world. The game is the mobile re-imagining of the classic MMORPG. Before it launched more than 1 million people pre-registered their interest.
While this is being called a global launch there are actually some restrictions on who has access to this global server. The following countries are blocked from what is being called the North American version:
Russia and CIS
This list isn’t really all that surprising at all really. When it comes to global releases of games they rarely include Japan, China, or South Korea. Each of them typically have their own release. This can often be said of Russia as well. In China, Perfect World Mobile shot up to the number 2 spot on the App Store within 5 hours of its launch. While the most recent update has received 2.6 million downloads within the first 12 hours of its release.
It will be interesting to see if the game makes Superdata’s top 10 mobile games list for the month when the one for September is released in October. Tencent’s Honour of Kings, Arena of Valor in the West has dominated the top spot in the charts for most of the year and it was the highest-grossing mobile game in 2018. Pokemon Go bounces between second and third place month to month. The 7-year-old Clash of Clans is still in the mobile top 10 list every month as well. So there’s a lot of opportunity for Perfect World Mobile to work its way into the monthly top 10.
Have you ever wished you were in a game populated solely with catgirls and boys? If you said yes, you’re in luck and I’m not just talking about City of Heroes’ Pocket D nightclub. No, I’m talking about the mobile MMORPG Sword Cat Online. In Sword Cat Online everyone plays as a cat hero made in a cute cartoonish art style.
One thing that makes Sword Cat Online stand out is that it is designed to be played with just your thumbs, allowing you to hold your phone in a more natural way as you play. It also boasts full social features like clans, chat, a PvP Arena, and World Boss co-op. It also has a single-player campaign with hundreds of stages.
Because of the anime style fighting scenes, the developers do stress that Sword Cat Online is really only recommended for those ages 12 and up.
The game is available exclusively on Google Play, sorry iPhone users. To celebrate the launch of the game all new players can use the code “scofun19” to receive a free cat hero and 300 gems in game. This code does have a limited quantity though so it is recommended that you redeem it right away. You can find more opportunities to win prizes and get more information about the game on their official Facebook page.
Also, be sure to check out the trailer for the game below.
Three thousand years in the future humanity has formed an empire in the stars called “Second Galaxy.” In this Second Galaxy, five regimes have emerged, each eager to further colonize the universe. Players in this open world MMORPG have the freedom to play any role they like from explorer to bodyguard, miner, or merchant.
The universe of Second Galaxy has 4,961 galaxies to explore that are filled with dark matter, wormholes, space stations, and more. In those, nearly 5,000 galaxies are more than 50,000 stars across 1,000 light years. There are five types of spacecraft with over 150 classes to pick from. Customization of your ships is impressive as well with more than 1,000 types of tactical equipment, 3,000 spacecraft components, and 5,000 technological upgrades.
You’ll be able to see thousands of players on the screen engaging in real-time combat. Thanks to their advances in technology the game can support half a million concurrent players. Quite impressive for a mobile game. Yes, all of this is in a mobile game.
Second Galaxy will be launching globally on iOS and Android on July 5th. Though it’s being called a soft launch, so maybe it’s just a beta? Honestly, does anything mean anything these days? From the sound of it though, they mean for it to be a launch.
This gorgeous looking mobile game looks like it could give EVE a run for its money. If you’re looking for more information about the game you can find them on Facebook or on their official site. Pre-registration is now available as well.
Improbable, the makers of SpatialOS, Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite, and Umi Co. Ltd., the makers of…well, actually they’re pretty much an unknown Chinese developer…the three of them are teaming up to create an MMO 2.0 game currently called Code: Odyssey.
The game will be created using Unreal Engine 4 and this won’t be Umi’s first. They already have a mobile MMORPG using Unreal Engine 4 that was released in China and another one, besides Code: Odyssey in development.
From the sound of it Code: Odyssey might actually be a title we see get a global release. It’s being called a “super large scale sandbox open-world MMO 2.0” with an aim to create a global cultural IP derived from China. It is just one of many games that have been announced recently that uses Chinese myths and legends with a steampunk theme.
So far that’s all we know about Code: Odyssey. But, it caught our eye because SpatialOS has a lot of potential but doesn’t get used nearly often enough.
Also, in China, the game previously known as Project: SU which is in the works between Epic and Loong Entertainment was finally given a name. It’s being called Dragon Raja and it will be another Unreal Engine 4 MMORPG. And yes, this one is a mobile game too, that’s the world we live in now. The game will feature, amongst other things PvP battles that support up to 100 players. It’s based on the Chinese novel Dragon Raja, not the Korean one with the same name. Tencent will be publishing the game in China.
The news pouring out of NCSoft just keeps on comin’! At a Media Day event in Korea, it was confirmed that a Blade and Soul sequel is indeed in the works. That said, it appears to be a mobile MMORPG and not a PC game as many perhaps were hoping.
Unlike the other NCSoft-related reveal, this announcement is significantly more sparse: all we have to currently go on is a cellphone video of a teaser trailer, which showcases a desert landscape, a logo for Blade and Soul 2, and the year 2018.
This is Game has also confirmed from their report at the press event that the game will be a mobile title. Additional information is expected to be announced sometime soon, though all of the information in question comes from a Korean news site and so a release outside of the region doesn’t appear to be in the cards.
Regardless, you can check out the footage of the teaser below if you’re at all curious.
We’re not entirely sure how hungry the current Blade and Soul playerbase is for a sequel or a new mobile game based on the IP, so perhaps it’s for the best that Blade and Soul 2 is left to the Korean players. That said, are you at all wondering what this mobile title is all about? Let us know in the comments.
We’re back this week with a nicely cleaned up list! A few titles have been removed as their developers have gone silent and the websites are offline, while others launched under the radar. This new and improved list has 140 titles for you to enjoy.
New this week is Pocket Legends Adventures, a mobile MMORPG.
Pocket Legends Adventures
There’s also an untitled Tactical Shooter in the works by Automaton Games.
And the alpha of Wild Buster has started.
This weekend you’ll also be able to take part in the multiplayer beta for Star Wars Battlefront II. This is for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
Not a whole lot of new games at the moment but that’s ok, there are still plenty of things to do.
Check out the list below for all the games. The ones marked with a new flag are the ones that were newly added this week.