54 top games in soft launch: From Apex Legends Mobile and Everdale to Mighty Doom and Tomb Raider Reloaded

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54 top games in soft launch: From Apex Legends Mobile and Everdale to Mighty Doom and Tomb Raider Reloaded

PocketGamer.biz is regularly rounding up the most interesting games that are currently in soft launch.

An important part of the games-as-a-service approach, the soft launch process enables developers to fine-tune their game, particularly in relation to meta-game mechanics such as time gates, in-game resources and psychological components.

Behind the scenes

Of course, some games require more time in soft launch than others; something that can reveal a game experiencing more serious issues than mere fine-tuning.

But, along with that, the main point of the feature is to get you excited about the games you'll soon be able to play...

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  • Undecember

    Undecember logo

    Developer: Line Games
    Where: South Korea
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live Since: January 11th, 2022
    Updates: N/A

    Line Games has soft launched Undecember in South Korea on iOS and Android devices.

    Undecember is an RPG set in the world of Traum, a peaceful land inhabited by the descendants of the 12 void-arisen gods that created it.

    The peace of the land is brought to an end as a 13th god, Serpens, arrives with one thing in mind, destruction.

    Players take the role of a rune hunter and are tasked with venturing into dungeons and defeating bosses, collecting runes and gear to fully customise their characters.

    In addition to a single-player campaign, Undecember will include a variety if multiplayer modes, such as Chaos Dungeon or Guild War, as well as a player versus player battle mode.

    Undecember is expected to be released outside of South Korea in the first half of 2022. Ahead of the South Korean launch, Line Games revealed that Undecember had over three million pre-registrations.

  • Idle Huntress: Dragon's Realm

    Idle Huntress: Dragon's Realm logo

    Developer: Sincetimes
    Where: Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Switzerland, Finland, Austria, and Poland
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live Since: January 7th, 2022
    Updates: N/A

    Sincetimes has soft launched Idle Huntress: Dragon's Realm on the App Store and Google Play.

    Idle Huntress is a JRPG that combines elements from RPG and Idle games and features over 100 characters which have been reincarnated as huntresses in a new world.

    Each character in Idle Huntress bonds with one of the six elements included in the game: water, earth, fire, air, light, and dark.

    Due to the game's idle features, in-game currencies such as gems and coins, as well as other experience and in-game resources can be collected when away from the game.

    In addition to a main story, Idle Huntress features several multiplayer features, such as guilds and an arena that lets you challenge other players, as well as challenge modes.

  • Fading City

    Fading City logo

    Developer: Netease
    Where: Select territories
    Platforms: Android
    Live Since: January 5th, 2022
    Updates: N/A

    Netease has soft launched Fading City on Google Play in select territories.

    Fading City is an open-world zombie survival game set in the wasteland city of Weidu, players must scour over one million square metres of zombie-infested land to find resources and loot to survive.

    As players search for ways to survive there are multiple puzzles, customisable weapons and other activities, such as building an underground base, to choose from.

    Additionally, Fading City includes multiplayer support for two to four players to team up and fight off the hordes together.

    The game is currently available in early access for Android users and began a closed beta test on January 10th, 2022.

  • Volleyball Arena

    Volleyball Arena logo

    Developer: Miniclip
    Where: Portugal and The Netherlands
    Platforms: Android
    Live Since: December 14th, 2021
    Updates: (1) January 6th, 2022

    Miniclip has soft launched Volleyball Arena in Portugal and The Netherlands on Android.

    Volleyball Arena is a one-on-one 2D volleyball game with the main goal to score as many goals against opponents within the time limit.

    Additionally, Volleyball Arena features upgrades and the abillity to customise your players to get the competitive edge.

    Currently, the game includes six courts in locations across the world, including London and Beijing.

  • Arena M

    Arena M logo

    Developer: Funny Bear Studio
    Where: Australia, Canada, USA, and the Philippines
    Platforms: Android
    Live Since: December 7th, 2021
    Updates: N/A

    Funny Bear Studio has soft launched Arena M in select territories on Android devices.

    Arena M is a player versus player, arena-based RPG set in a mythical world in which the witches of the Dark Ring have uncovered a way to travel between time and space. 

    Players take on the role of a commander, preparing forces and sending them into battle across five different planets and 50 battle scenes. Players can collect over 100 heroes and equip them with powerful weapons and armour to turn the tide of battle.

    Funny Bear Studio has stated that in the future Arena M will also be available on iOS devices.

  • Star Wars: Hunters

    Star Wars: Hunters logo

    Developer: Zynga
    Where: India, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines
    Platforms: Android
    Live Since: November 20th, 2021
    Updates: N/A

    Zynga has soft launched Star Wars: Hunters on Android in India, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

    Star Wars: Hunters is a competitive arena combat game set within the Star Wars universe.

    In Hunters, players will participate in teams in four versus four battles in arenas set in iconic locations from the Star Wars franchise.

    Hunters is set after the fall of the galacic empire, and aims to immerse players in fast-paced and visually stunning Star Wars conflict.

    Zynga has confirmed that SW: Hunters will enter soft launch on iOS in early 2022.

    In addition to iOS and Android, Hunters will also launch on Nintendo Switch, with cross-play fully supported.

  • Age of Legends: Idle Wars

    Age of Legends: Idle Wars logo

    Developer: Dynamic Next Games
    Where: Canada
    Platforms: Android
    Live Since: November 26th, 2021
    Updates: (3) January 10th, 2022

    Dynamic Next Games has soft launched its latest mobile game, Age of Legends: Idle Wars, on Android.

    Age of Legends: Idle Wars is an idle auto-battler that will see players building their own battalion to fight through the campaign.

    There are currently over 100 levels of league campaigns and players can build their military might out of over 25 heroes and troops.

    The developers have stated that additional campaign levels, raids and additional features will be continued to be added throughout future updates.

  • Ghost Detective

    Ghost Detective logo

    Developer: Wooga
    Where: Greece and Romania
    Platforms: Android
    Live Since: November 22nd, 2021
    Updates: (1) December 15th, 2021

    Wooga has soft launched its latest hidden object mystery game, Ghost Detective, on Android.

    Ghost Detective is set in the haunted Crescent City with your first case being clear: solve your own murder.

    In Ghost Detective, players explore the open-world map, visiting detailed 3D locations and honing their detective skills through multiple game modes.

    In addition to helping other ghosts find peace through engaging with match-three puzzles, players can craft recipes and customise their character.

    The decisions that players make will influence the storyline of Ghost Detective and determine how you find your justice.

  • Don of Dons

    Don of Dons logo

    Developer: Mountain Lions
    Where: Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and the Philippines
    Platforms: Android
    Live Since: November 23rd, 2021
    Updates: (1) December 3rd, 2021

    Mountain Lions has soft launched mafia strategy game Don of Dons on Android in select countries.

    In Don of Dons, players must do whatever it takes to reach the top of the "evil underworld" of the mafia families through various illicit activities.

    Players will recruit new mafia candidates to battle against friends and foes alike for underworld supremacy. Fight sequences focus on a marching mechansim, where the trajectory of troops is directed to achieve victory.

    After a victorious battle, players can capture enemy players and interrogate them for information. This may include a trip to the torture chamber to get rivals to leak secrets.

    Outside of the killing, racketeering, and smuggling, players can date various women, which can lead to more secrets being discovered.


  • Millionaire Summer

    Developer: SilkWorld Game Limited
    Where: USA
    Platforms: Android
    Live Since: November 22nd, 2021
    Updates: (5) December 16th, 2021

    SilkWorld Game Limited has soft launched Millionaire Summer on Android in the USA.

    Millionaire Summer is a free-to-play casual game focusing on a story of friendship based in the summer.

    In Millionaire Summer, players decroate their homes with friends and hire a crew to give you help.

  • Just Cause Mobile

    Just Cause Mobile logo

    Developer: Square Enix
    Where: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines
    Platforms: Android
    Live Since: November 18th, 2021
    Updates: (2) December 22nd, 2021

    Square Enix has soft launched Just Cause Mobile on Android in Malaysia, SIngapore, Thailand and the Philippines.

    Just Cause Mobile is a free-to-play shooter developed exclusively for mobile and set within the Just Cause universe.

    In Just Cause Mobile, players explore large, open-world locations and battle against Darkwater, completing missions and forming alliances to progress through the story.

    Players can create their own agent and rise through the ranks of an elite sector within the Agency, Firebrand.

    In addition to the campaign, players can participate in co-op missions and 30 person competitive multiplayer.

  • Clash Mini

    Clash Mini logo

    Developer: Supercell
    Where: Finland, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland, and Canada
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live Since: November 8th, 2021
    Updates: (1) December 21st, 2021

    Supercell has soft-launched its most recent entry to the Clash series, Clash Mini, in the Nordics and Canada on iOS and Android.

    Clash Mini has entered its beta stage that will allow players to create their own teams of iconic Heroes and Minis and battle it out on an auto-chess-like battlefield.

    Throughout the beta, Supercell will potentially add future content whilst adjusting the current player experience.

    Clash Mini was announced in April 2021 alongside two other new entries to the Clash of Clans series, Clash Heroes and Clash Quest, with the latter also featured on our soft launch list.

    The first update added new units, more quests, Mini Rooms for players to practice and play with friends, and improved battery consumption capabilities.

  • Awaken: Chaos Era

    Awaken: Chaos Era logo

    Developer: Century Games
    Where: TBD
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live Since: July 24th, 2021
    Updates: (22) January 11th, 2022

    Century Games has soft-launched Awaken: Chaos Era on iOS and Android.

    Awaken: Chaos Era is set in the mythical world of Awaken, a world being torn apart by conflict between light and darkness.

    The game features cinematic-style visuals, strategic gameplay, a PVE campaign, and a PVP arena.

    Awaken: Chaos Era is expected to be released early next year.

  • Honkai Star Rail

    Honkai Star Rail logo

    Developer: miHoYo
    Where: TBD
    Platforms: iOS
    Live Since: October 27th, 2021
    Updates: N/A

    MiHoYo has soft-launched the latest in the Honkai series, Honkai Star Rail, on iOS devices.

    From what we can see, Star Rail will feature similar gameplay to miHoYo’s previous open-world RPGs, but set in a sci-fi setting featuring space exploration.

    On the game’s official site it lists features such as dungeon exploration and turn-based combat. Additionally, the site gives a description of eight of the game’s characters, detailing their story and background.

    Honkai Star Rail began a closed beta test on October 27th, 2021 and will support four languages: Traditional Chinese, English, Korean, and Japanese.

  • ZOZ: Final Hour

    ZOZ: Final Hour logo

    Developer: Netease
    Where: Brazil
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: October 21st, 2021
    Updates: (2) November 11th, 2021

    Netease has soft-launched ZOZ: Final Hour on Android devices.

    ZOZ: Final Hour is a third-person shooter featuring the fight between mercenaries and zombies. In Final Hour, players

    Set in the fictional zombie-ridden city of San Yager, 15 players will enter the city to gather Blood Crystals, the salvation of the human race.

    After losing all of their blood, mercenary players will transform into zombies with the only objective to hunt down and kill the remaining humans.

    Final Hour currently supports English and Portuguese.

    ZOZ: Final Hour held a closed beta test in Brazil from October 21st to November 11th, 2021.

    The trailer for ZOZ: Final Hour can be viewed here.

  • Battlefield Mobile

    Battlefield Mobile logo

    Developer: Industrial Toys (EA)
    Where: Indonesia and the Philippines
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: August 18th, 2021
    Updates: (7) November 18th, 2021

    Industrial Toys, a subsidiary of EA, has soft-launched Battlefield Mobile on Android devices.

    Battlefield Mobile brings the Battlefield franchise to mobile for the first time, featuring iconic gameplay features of the franchise. Players can team up in squads and battle across both old maps and new with a range of weapons and vehicles.

    In Battlefield Mobile, players can customise their soldiers with personalised weapons, gadgets, skins and more as uses level up and progress. Additionally, Battlefield Mobile features a sandbox mode that allows players to create their own rules.

  • MMA Manager 2: Ultimate Fight

    MMA Manager 2: Ultimate Fight logo

    Developer: Tilting Point
    Where: Austria, Sweden, Australia, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Canada, and the Philippines
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: September 22nd, 2021
    Updates: (6) January 13th, 2022

    Tilting Point has soft-launched MMA Manager 2: Ultimate Fight in iOS and Android.

    In MMA Manager 2, players will hire trainers, plan out fights, choose coaches, recruit fighters and purchases gyms and fill them with training equipment.

    In addition to single-player gameplay, players will be able to challenge one another in the Fight Club to earn credits, prestige and money to expand the gym and gather more fighters.

    The third update saw the introduction of Daily Objectives and fight engine rebalancing.

    The fifth update added the ability to spend Focus Points to improve fighter abilities and the option to choose which avatar is displayed in the chat.

  • Plants vs. Zombies 3

    Plants vs. Zombies 3 logo

    Developer: PopCap Games
    Where: Australia and the Philippines
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: September 7th, 2021
    Updates: N/A

    PopCap Games has soft-launched Plants vs. Zombies 3, for the second time.

    Last year, PopCap initially soft-launched the title but the studio later removed the game from soft launch following months of testing to return with a "better imagining" of the game.

    The third entry to the mobile garden warfare series will once again see players defend Neighbourville through the classic lane-based tower defence gameplay from previous entries. Plants vs. Zombies 3 will also include several new features, such as puzzles and revamped art style.

    The game is currently being tested in Australia and the Philippines in a pre-alpha stage on Android devices with no official release date scheduled.

  • Football Battle - Touchdown

    Football Battle - Touchdown logo

    Developer: Miniclip
    Where: United States, Mexico and Portugal
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: August 27th, 2021
    Updates: (7) December 20th, 2021

    Miniclip has soft-launched Football Battle - Touchdown, a multiplayer American football card game.

    In Football Battle - Touchdown, players create teams and recruit friends to play against other real players around the world. By placing cards players can attack their rivals to score a touchdown and steal their experience to level up themselves.

    Teams can compete in major American football competitions to become the top team worldwide.

    The second update introduced daily rewards that stack to give players greater rewards.

  • Star Blast

    Star Blast logo

    Developer: Star Blast
    Where: Canada and the Philippines
    Platforms: iOS 
    Live since: August 31st, 2021
    Updates: (8) December 20th, 2021

    Peak Games has soft-launched a new entry to the Blast series, Star Blast.

    In Star Blast, players will complete various match-three puzzles to help Brad Beaver and crew become the best movie studio in the world. Completing puzzles will unlock new scenes, introduce new characters and unlock gifts that aid Brad in directing his next motion picture.

    Players work towards collecting all of the scenes until each movie is complete.

    The game also features a Party Mode which brings additional challenges.

    The third update saw the introducton of a new party mode alongside additional obstacles and lost of new levels.

  • Everdale

    Everdale logo

    Developer: Supercell
    Where: Canada, UK, Nordics, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines and Malaysia
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: August 23rd, 2021
    Updates: (4) December 7th, 2021

    Supercell has soft-launched Everdale, a new co-op builder game and IP from the studio.

    Everdale focuses on co-operative world-building with villages made of 10 players, while being set in an all-new fantasy universe that is described as "peaceful, relaxing and filled with enchantment".

    Everdale allows players to collaborate and see each other’s progress in real-time. It is also a social game right from the start, allowing players to play as a community in the same seamless world.

    The game launched with an open beta on August 23rd across the UK, Nordics, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines and Malaysia. Everdale is set to release globally if it passes the company's criteria during testing.

    The third update introduced a photo mode, a new menu, new decorations, building skins, and the ability to rotate villager homes.

    The fourth update added new pets, pet interactions, and the ability to name the pets, as well as a holiday-themed event.

  • The Witch Diaries

    The Witch Diaries logo

    Developer: Proxima Beta (Tencent)
    Where: Australia, Canada and New Zealand
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: August 12th, 2021
    Updates: (3) December 22nd, 2021

    Proxima Beta has soft-launched The Witch Diaries in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

    Players are tasked with helping Betty the witch renovate and decorate an old castle by completing hundreds of match-three levels that award gems. The gems collected from levels are used to unlock and decorate areas of the castle that unveil the castle’s mystery.

    A worldwide release date is yet to be announced.

  • Gundam Supreme Battle

    Gundam Supreme Battle logo

    Developer: Bandai Namco
    Where: Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and Macau
    Platforms: Android and iOS
    Live since: November 2nd, 2020
    Updates: (6) December 3rd, 2021

    Bandai Namco Entertainment has soft-launched Gundam Supreme Battle across several countries in Southeast Asia.

    Players will pilot a Gundam with access to all of the weapons and abilities that come with it, including the beam sabre, beam rifle and the mega particle cannon and battle against other Gundams' in real-time battles.

    The game features key locations and voice acting from the original voice actors from across the multiple animated Gundam series.


  • XCOM Legends

    XCOM Legends logo

    Developer: Iridium Starfish (Take-Two)
    Where: Malaysia and the Philippines
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: July 13th, 2021
    Updates: (12) November 10th, 2021

    Take-Two has soft-launched a new XCOM game, developed by Iridium Starfish, in the Philippines.

    The game is called XCOM Legends and is a turn-based RPG featuring a campaign mode involving battling waves of enemies, earning new heroes that can be brought into a PvP mode. Daily challenges and unique hero specific "war stories" are also ways for players to gather experience.

    The setting for the game is a post-alien invasion Earth where the aliens, known as ADVENT, have claimed victory over humanity. The player is tasked with fighting back against the aliens in an alien versus human war.


  • Rocksmith+

    Rocksmith+ logo

    Developer: Ubisoft
    Where: Netherlands, Costa Rica, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Czech Republic, France, Israel, Switzerland, Norway, Portugal, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Thailand, UK and the US
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: June 11th, 2021
    Updates: (4) August 23rd, 2021

    Ubisoft has soft-launched guitar learning app Rocksmith on mobile devices.

    Rocksmith teaches players how to learn acoustic, electric or bass guitar by playing along to their favourite songs. The game runs on PC but also comes as a mobile app that offers real-time feedback to improve your skills. Ubisoft claims that Rocksmith has helped almost five million people learn how to play the guitar.

    The app is already in beta on PC and is due to launch on the platform this fall, although no official date has been shared for the iOS and Android releases.

  • Transformers: Heavy Metal

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    Developer: Very Very Spaceship (Niantic)
    Where: New Zealand, Denmark, and the Netherlands
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: June 29th, 2021
    Updates: (11) November 30th, 2021

    Niantic has partnered with Hasbro on Transformers: Heavy Metal, a new augmented reality mobile game now in the works.

    Players will join the Guardian Network, a group of humans who have banded together with the Autobots in a war against the Decepticons. From here, players will uncover hidden regions across Earth to find resources and battle Decepticons in turn-based battles, either solo or with friends.

    Takara Tomy will publish the game in Japan and Seattle-based studio Very Very Spaceship will handle development while utilising Niantic's Lightship platform.

    Transformers: Heavy Metal will roll out sometime in June for those in New Zealand, before launching globally later this year.

    The fourth update added a condensed tutorial for new players of the game and updated sound effects for most of the characters.

    The tenth update introduced ultimate abilities for the Autobots and Decepticons that can be used once fully charged, as well as new combat audio.

    Image credit: Niantic.

  • Boom Beach: Frontlines

    Boom Beach: Frontlines logo

    Developer: Space Ape Games
    Where: Canada
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: June 4th, 2021
    Updates: (4) November 29th, 2021

    Space Ape Games has entered a closed alpha test for Boom Beach: Frontlines, a new game set in the Boom Beach universe.

    Initially, the testing will be available to 15,000 players (10,000 in the US and 5,000 in Europe) from June 4th to June 21st. Those that gain access will be able to unlock troops, vehicles and power-ups, explore different islands and outwit their enemies with the help of teammates.

    The original Boom Beach was an MMO real-time strategy game created by Supercell. It released in November 2013 and had generated $820 million by September 2018.

    Boom Beach: Frontlines will exit closed beta and enter official soft launch in Q4 2021.

    On October 19th, Boom Beach: Frontlines was launched in Canada on iOs and Android.


  • EA Sports UFC Mobile 2

    EA Sports UFC Mobile 2 logo

    Developer: EA
    Where: New Zealand, Canada, Russia, and the Philippines
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: April 19th, 2021 
    Updates: (18) January 11th, 2022

    EA has soft-launched UFC Mobile 2 in New Zealand and the Philippines, as it prepares to roll out the game worldwide.

    The new iteration will feature real-time player versus player, where fighters will go head-to-head with a friend or a rival in their own private Octagon. There will also be a social aspect where users can join or create a Guild to take on multiplayer challenges, as well as the ability to customise fighters to a particular playstyle.

    EA confirmed during a developer stream that more regions will be getting access to the testing phase in the near future with those on iOS getting access too soon.

    The second update has made the game available on iOS via Apple Testflight. The game has received updates to visuals to HD-quality and additional gameplay has been added.

    The game has since been soft launched in Canada and Russia.

  • Star Stable Online

    Star Stable Online logo

    Developer: Star Stable Entertainment
    Where: New Zealand, Cayman Islands, Canada, Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, El Salvador, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Anguilla, Dominican Republic, and Venezuela
    Platforms: iOS 
    Live since: September 28th, 2020
    Updates: (24) December 23rd, 2021

    Star Stable Entertainment has launched a closed beta for the popular online horse racing adventure, Star Stable Online.

    After nearly a decade on PC, the mobile version will look to enable cross-play across both platforms. The Swedish developer has been testing the game since September 2020 and has tentative scheduled a release as "coming soon".

    "With each week, the adventure evolves across 20 expansive lands, 300-plus horse varieties and thousands of quests," said Star Stable Entertainment CMO Tabitha Hayes.

    "Star Stable Online is the destination where 1.4 million tween/teen horse-loving girls come to play, compete and socialise every month. In keeping with today’s gaming landscape, we are excited to bring the mobile version of Star Stable Online to players around the globe allowing them to seamlessly move from their PC and Mac to mobile devices.

    In the 15th update, a Halloween themed event was added.

    The 16th update introduced a new photo mode into the game.

  • Jetpack Joyride 2: Bullet Rush

    Jetpack Joyride 2: Bullet Rush logo

    Developer: Halfbrick Studios
    Where: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Chile, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain.
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: February 26th, 2021
    Updates: (14) October 18th, 2021

    Halfbrick Studios has revealed that Jetpack Joyride will be receiving a new free-to-play sequel.

    Jetpack Joyride 2: Bullet Rush sees protagonist Barry Steakfries equip himself with guns and discover new shooting abilities. Players can jump into a race, dodge multiple hazards, fly through the lab, as well as dash and rush through new laboratories with the help of infinite bullets!

    While keeping a lot of similar traits with the original endless runner, Jetpack Joyride 2 now has specific levels to complete and will feature a boss in every stage. Barry also possesses a life meter now too, as opposed to the one-hit-kill system in the 2011 release.

    Halfbrick Studios confirmed to PocketGamer.biz that the game is now available in Spain via soft launch and is "hoping" to release the game globally in 2021. 

    The 10th update brought a new game mode called Arcade Mode that includes a variety of minigames, along with additional power-ups and the ability to enhance powers with unique skills.

  • Om Nom A-mazing Candy

    Om Nom A-mazing Candy logo

    Developer: ZeptoLab
    Where: North America
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: March 19th, 2021
    Updates: N/A

    ZeptoLab mascot Om Nom returns in a puzzle title under the name of Om Nom A-mazing Candy.

    Players must feed Om Nom candies while avoiding spiders to clear the level. The description also points to unlockable characters and the ability to play with friends online. Levels will increasingly become more challenging.

    Early reviews for those who have gained access to the testing period have given the game a 2.39-star rating out of five from 18 reviews.

    Image credit: Zeptolab.


  • Diablo Immortal

    Diablo Immortal logo

    Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
    Where: Australia and Canada
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: April 20th, 2021
    Updates: (22) January 6th, 2022

    Diablo Immortal has entered a second closed alpha test, following its original in December 2020.

    The free-to-play title based on the popular action RPG series looks to be set between the events of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction and Diablo III. After a frosty introduction at Blizzcon 2018, the studio has been quietly at work on the game. On August 3rd, 2021, Activision Blizzard delayed Diablo Immortal to the first half of 2022.

    "Explore the nightmarish realm of Sanctuary like never before, now a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) where angels and demons wage an endless war over dominion of the mortal realm," reads the game description.

    "Join forces with countless other players on an epic quest to collect the shattered fragments of the corrupted Worldstone and prevent the Lord of Terror’s return."

    On October 29th 2021, Diablo Immortal began a closed beta test in Australia and Canada.

  • Apex Legends Mobile

    Apex Legends Mobile logo

    Developer: Respawn
    Where: India and the Philippines
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: April 20th, 2021
    Updates: (15) January 10th, 2022

    Respawn has confirmed that Apex Legends Mobile will enter a regional beta test on Android devices.

    Only a few thousand people will be granted entry to the early testing before eventually expanding to iOS and other regions at a later date. The mobile version of the highly popular battle royale has specifically been designed for touchscreens, adding in streamlined controls and optimisations.

    "We've built a dedicated team here at Respawn filled with experts in mobile game development to lead the creation of Apex Legends Mobile, but it's a collaborative effort with our established Apex Legends team and other partners," said Apex Legends game director Chad Grenier.

    The studio handling development will be a new team based in Vancouver, Canada.

    Image credit: Respawn.

  • Mighty Doom

    Mighty Doom logo

    Developer: Alpha Dog Games (Bethesda)
    Where: New Zealand, Finland, Norway and Sweden
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: April 7th, 2021
    Updates: (10) November 10th, 2021

    Alpha Dog Games has launched an early access program for what looks to be a new Doom experience designed for mobile devices.

    Mighty Doom is a run and gunner that has the Mini Slayer fighting waves of demons through miniaturised versions of iconic Doom locations. It also looks to utilise a loot system to level up, upgrade and craft gear, as well as the ability to unlock fan-favourite weapons like the Plasma Rifle and Rocket Launcher.

    The free-to-play game is only available on Google Play with access currently full, though it does note that spaces may open up at a later time.

    Bethesda was unable to comment when reached out to.

    Alpha Dog Games has confirmed to PocketGamer.biz that Mighty Doom has now begun early testing in New Zealand on iOS and Android devices.

    The first update adjusted the difficulty balancing and diversity of room layouts throughout chapters, improved texture compression to reduce app size and improve performance, rebalanced volume levels for music as well as various bug fixes.

    The third update now makes players start the game with a chainsaw, added a tutorial for the weapon, made it so there's a higher chance of finding shotguns in earlier chapters, as well as various bug fixes and improvements.

    The seventh update Slayers made it so you can get the Gold, Crimson, or Classic Doom Marine, each with its own unique ability.

  • Clash Quest

    Clash Quest logo

    Developer: Supercell
    Where: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Canada, Iceland and the Philippines
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: April 6th, 2021
    Updates: (8) December 10th, 2021

    Supercell has soft-launched the first of three Clash of Clans spinoff titles currently in development at the studio, Clash Quest.

    The turn-based, tactical adventure strategy game is based around each battle being divided into a few stages, starting with a set amount of Troops in the player's army. If a player runs out of Troops, they ultimately lose the match. Both bosses and items will be new additions to the Clash universe. The game also looks to utilise an energy meter.

    One way to get stronger is to earn more units. This can be done by exploring the Archipelago and obtaining "army increases" from rewards gained in battle or around the map. One tactic is to deploy individual Troops, but the better option is to form larger combinations of the same Troop to help win the battle.

    "The Clash Quest team is a small team in Helsinki and we hope to provide a fresh take on the Clash world," said Supercell game designer Touko Tahkokallio.

    The seveth update introduced Clans and Clan Leagues which allow 20 players to join together to complete daily quests to recieve bonus awards.

  • Tom and Jerry: Chase

    Tom and Jerry: Chase logo

    Developer: NetEase
    Where: Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: March 1st, 2021
    Updates: (20) December 24th, 2021

    After previously launching Tom and Jerry: Chase in a number of countries, NetEase has now soft-launched the title in Japan and South Korea.

    Tom and Jerry: Chase is a one versus four casual mobile experience that recreates the art style of the original classic TV show. The gameplay revolves around four people controlling Jerry and his friends while the singular controls Tom and tries to catch the mice.

    Already a huge success in China, Tom and Jerry: Chase has surpassed more than 100 million users in its first year of release. It is also available in the following regions: Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

  • Tomb Raider Reloaded

    Tomb Raider Reloaded logo

    Developer: Emerald City Games (Square Enix)
    Where: Australia, Ireland, Sweden, Thailand and the Philippines
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: December 2020
    Updates: (13) December 21st, 2021

    Emerald City Games has soft-launched Tomb Raider Reloaded, a new free-to-play action-arcade adventure that will see the return of Lara Croft's signature dual pistols.

    Published by Square Enix, players will blast their way through tomb after tomb collecting relics, unlocking skills and facing supernatural enemies. The game looks to take inspiration from the original Tomb Raider titles with makers of the 2013 reboot, Crystal Dynamics, contributing to the project also.

    Tomb Raider Reloaded is scheduled to launch sometime in 2021 to coincide with the character's 25th anniversary.

    The first update made it so Lara flies to the new location of St. Francis’ Folly in Greece where she can discover a new Relic piece: The Owl Head. New challenges that provide extra rewards on a daily and weekly basis were added too, alongside a ton of bug fixes and optimisations.

    The third update improved upon the tutorial for a "better first-time experience", balanced the Daily Dash tasks, added graphical improvements and fixed a number of error pop-ups and technical issues.

    The eighth update introduced a new character, an improved game tutorial and provided support for five additional languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.

  • Nickelodeon Kart Racers

    Nickelodeon Kart Racers logo

    Developer: Kung Fu Factory (Netmarble)
    Where: Malaysia, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland
    Platforms: iOS
    Live since: March 8th, 2021
    Updates: (7) December 2nd, 2021

    Netmarble subsidiary Kung Fu Factory has soft-launched Nickelodeon Kart Racers, a new free-to-play mobile kart racing starring SpongeBob SquarePants and friends.

    Drivers speed their way across slime-filled tracks to unlock gear and parts to grow their vehicles while going head-to-head against a number of fan-favourite Nickelodeon characters,

    The list of playable characters includes: SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks; Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender; Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Shredder from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Tommy, Angelica, and Reptar from the Rugrats, Arnold Shortman from Hey Arnold; Rocko from Rocko’s Modern Life; JoJo Siwa, and more.

    Bamtang Games and Nickelodeon previously partnered for two console iterations in 2018 and 2020 respectively. This looks to be a different team altogether with Nickledeon turning to mobile specialist Netmarble for the iOS version.

    The third update added new tilting controls to steer the karts and new items that can appear on the tracks, such as oil spills or boost pads.

    The sixth update doubled the number of karts on the track from two to four and added a Grand Prix mode.

    Image credit: Kung Fu Factory.

  • Villains - Robot Battle Royale

    Villains - Robot Battle Royale logo

    Developer: Birdletter
    Where: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and the Philippines
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: December 2nd, 2020
    Updates: (7) January 25th, 2021

    Birdletter has soft-launched Villains - Robot Battle Royale, a new casual battle royale title that supports up to 35 players.

    Set in Hellywood, where all the villains are battling to be the "baddest in the land", players must shoot, punch and bits until the final victor is crowned champion. Matches last approximately five minutes with a villain pass available to purchase separately.

    Playable characters such as Medusa, Frankenstein, Werewolf, Succubus and Dracula can all be dressed in different skins. The studio has stated that intends to add more "notorious villains" including Joker, Thanos and Darth Vader in later updates.

    Villains - Robot Battle Royale is scheduled for release in 2022.

    Image credit: Birdletter.

  • Angry Birds Journey

    Angry Birds Journey logo

    Developer: Rovio
    Where: US, UK, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, Puerto Rico and Poland
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: January 14th, 2021
    Updates: (16) December 14th, 2021

    Angry Birds Journey is the latest game from Rovio to enter soft launch.

    The free-to-play casual puzzler will offer the classic slingshot gameplay that helped make the birds famous but with a new spin on the mechanic. Aimed at beginners to the series as well as long-time veterans, Angry Birds Journey will present brain-testing slingshot-based puzzles in a new art style.

    Fan-favourite characters will return and new faces will make their debut for the first time, as the group uncover the story and explore new locales. Rovio will monitor and react to player feedback of Angry Birds Journey to make improvements and "chart a flight path" for the title going forward.

    Rovio has subsequently confirmed to PG.biz that Angry Birds Journey is a rebrand of Angry Birds Casual, which was originally given a two-month soft launch phase back in March 2020.

    The first update changed some levels for a "smoother gameplay" experience, while also fixing a number of bugs.

    The second update fixed an issue that saw the birds fall through the ground, make sure Fireflies always find one another, as well as the aim line precision being approved.

    The fourth update added new weekly level packs beginning from March 27th, a number of game-breaking bugs and general performance issues.

    From the 11th update onwards 20 new levels will be added to the game each week.

    The 14th update added a ricochet effect, meaning the birds will bounce off of the back wall to allow new methods of level completion.

    Image credit: Rovio.

  • Warhammer: Odyssey

    Warhammer: Odyssey logo

    Developer: Virtual Realms
    Where: New Zealand, Belgium, Australia, Switzerland, Ireland, Canada, France, Norway, Italy, US, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia and Singapore
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: December 16th, 2020
    Updates: (7) November 22nd, 2021

    Warhammer: Odyssey is a free-to-play 3D MMORPG set in the Warhammer Fantasy World set to launch on iOS and Android before subsequently being expanded with episodic updates.

    Following a closed beta, Warhammer: Odyssey has released into soft launch/open beta which will then slowly roll out to territories until the game launches at the end of January 2021. During this phase, Virtual Realms will prioritise game balance, ongoing bug fixes and more.

    "We firmly believe that this slower, smoother, tiered approach will benefit the players and ourselves more than a rushed one in the long term," read a blog post from the developer.

    The third update moved Warhammer: Odyssey into a global soft launch.

    The seventh update introduced daily quests, leaderboards, and tradeable potions.

  • PixelJunk Monsters: Trouble in Paradise

    PixelJunk Monsters: Trouble in Paradise logo

    Developer: Q-Games
    Where: Ireland and New Zealand
    Platforms: iOS
    Live since: November 6th, 2020
    Updates: (1) March 24th, 2021

    The PixelJunk series returns to mobile with PixelJunk Monsters: Trouble in Paradise, a new tower defence experience from developer Q-Games.

    Explore a vast ocean of unique islands and locales from the tropical Shaha Ba Island to the snow-covered Bik Bokk Island. Use your strategising might in almost 200 challenges that are designed to test your skill.

    Build legendary towers like the Anti-Air Tower and Flamethrower Tower to protect your tiki-family of Chibis from the endless waves of strange and ferocious monsters. Along your adventure, you can collect rare cards that will unlock the hidden potential in your arsenal of towers.

    The first update fixed an issue with iCloud Drive enabled messaging so it is clear to the player that iCloud Drive needs to be enabled to play.

    Image credit: Q-Games.

  • King of Worlds

    King of Worlds logo

    Developer: 7Senses
    Where: Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Taiwan, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Indonesia, US, and India
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: November 2nd, 2020
    Updates: (10) August 18th, 2021

    King of Worlds is a free-to-play strategy title from 7senses with an increased pace surrounding the main gameplay.

    It's up to players to recruit and train ancient heroes to fight for the kingdom. Whoever occupies the Wonder, which can be found at the centre of the map, will be crowned King and will receive further benefits.

    According to the developer, players can master the gameplay in 60 seconds, conquer the region in 24 hours, obtain Tier 3 soldiers in 48 hours and form the strongest alliance in 72 hours.

  • Garden Tails

    Garden Tails logo

    Developer: Playdots
    Where: Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Canada, Norway and the UK
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: June 6th, 2020
    Updates: (24) November 11th, 2021

    Playdots has soft-launched a free-to-play new match-three puzzler under the name of Garden Days: Match and Grow.

    Complete match-three levels to unlock friendly animals in an interactive garden, with the land often changing and rewarding gifts. There are also challenges to take part in that will help expand the garden, as well as items to decorate the area.

    More gardens can be unlocked as players progress. The first few updates solved a number of major bugs, alongside new UI visuals, and minor bug fixes across the store, catalogue and gameplay.

    The 16th update renamed Garden Days: Match and Grow to Garden Tails.

    The 18th update added the ability to fulfil quests to invite new animals to bring to your garden who bring gifts with them.

  • Catalyst Black

    Catalyst Black logo

    Developer: Super Evil Megacorp
    Where: Indonesia, Finland, Singapore, Canada, Hong Kong and the Philippines
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: September 29th, 2020
    Updates: (41) January 13th, 2022

    Vainglory developer Super Evil Megacorp is developing a new team-based battleground shooter known as Catalyst Black.

    Set to feature a variety of games modes, an array of weapons and ancient masks capable of transforming players into a primal god from another realm, the studio describes the highly anticipated title as "the next generation of mobile gaming". Users can drop in or drop out anytime in gameplay without fear of being penalised.

    Catalyst Black is currently in Early Access with a final release date yet to be announced.

    The 13th update added voice chat, alongside a number of bug fixes.

    The 29th update shortened the game modes and made quests quicker to unlock to streamline the gameplay. The in-game store was also revamped to provide a more tailored experience, such as customised offers.

  • eFootball

    eFootball logo

    Developer: Konami
    Where: The UK and Ireland
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: November 13th, 2020
    Updates: N/A

    Konami has announced that it is working on a new real-time strategy football game designed for mobile, outside of its core PES series.

    Players stack their deck with player cards, design a game plan and watch players simulate your strategy with live match play. Go head-to-head in Quick Match mode or dominate the pitch against 15 other players in an online tournament. Lead your team with tactical skill through competitive group stages to win.

    A limited closed beta is expected to take place from November 11th to December 2nd, 2020.

    On July 21st, 2021, Konami revealed that the new project would be titled eFootball and would act as a replacement for the long-running PES series.

    The game will be cross-platform, include free-to-play mechanics and will be built on Unreal Engine 4. The game will launch with nine licensed teams with more to be added in the future. It will initially launch on consoles and PC, eventually making its way to mobile devices in Winter 2021.

  • Otherworld Heroes

    Otherworld Heroes logo

    Developer: Bublar Group
    Where: Latvia, Sweden, Italy, Ukraine and the Netherlands
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: August 12th, 2020
    Updates: (28) November 9th, 2021

    Bublar Game Studios has soft-launched what it calls the first-ever location-based MMORPG with Otherworld Heroes.

    Players work individually or together to solve missions, fight enemies, and gather resources to advance through the game's different dimensions. The game is free-to-play and requires a GPS connection to enable the map-based gameplay.

    The soft launch is taking place via different phases on the iOS and Android platforms with a focus on testing, evaluating, and improving technology, gaming experience, and monetization for commercial launch.

    The second update added a new Daily Login UI and mini-tutorials, and re-vamped various parts of the game's UI.

    The fourth update added a number of new mini-tutorials as well as a host of fixes, including map loading, stats calculations, animations, and more.

    The 23rd update introduced hero customisation and revamped the hero inspect screen.

  • Marvel Duel

    Marvel Duel logo

    Developer: NetEase
    Where: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Macau, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: June 28th, 2020
    Updates: (19) November 30th, 2021

    NetEase's second title utilising the Marvel license arrives in the form of Marvel Duel, a strategy card game.

    A mysterious evil force has altered the most iconic events of Marvel history. To restore the universe, players summon superheroes from across the galaxy to outsmart opponents. They will also experience well-known events such as Civil War, Infinity War, and more, but with unexpected plots and twists.

    Claiming to be one of the largest rosters of Marvel characters in a mobile game ever, more than 150 characters are available for collection and upgrade. Players in these soft-launched territories can pre-register to obtain 10 General Expansion Packs.

    The fifth update added a new team-up mode (two versus two versus two), while also making the game available in Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau.

    The seventh update made it so superheroes can get their fifth hero skill, players who ranked top 100 on the Ladder will get a new Reward Card, as well as a new duel replay function and weekly sign-in events.

    The ninth update added Doctor Strange as a new superhero, alongside new cards, a Sanctum Sanctorium Battlefield, and a new deck lobby.

    Image credit: NetEase.

  • Puzzle Breakers

    Puzzle Breakers logo

    Developer: Playrix
    Where: The Philippines
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: April 29th, 2020
    Updates: (27) December 23rd, 2021

    Playrix has soft-launched a new match-three puzzler where you control heroes and attack enemies on the battlefield under the name of Puzzle Breakers.

    Enemies move through the field and employ devious tactics to defeat you. Strong fighters try to engage you in melee, archers and mages attack from the top of towers and hiding places.
    Players must use heroes and unique abilities to attack and control your enemies or to heal their allies.

    Destroy walls and covers, shoot at explosive barrels and wipe your pesky enemies off the map.
    The first update reworked the first campaign with new enemy mechanics, abilities, a brand new tutorial as well as various bug fixes and smaller improvements.

    The eighth update added Clan Wars as a new mode.

    The 13th update added new heroes and giants, upgraded visuals, a skill tree for hero upgrades and new features were added to adventure mode.

    Image credit: Playrix.

  • Dragon Brawlers

    Dragon Brawlers logo

    Developer: I Got Games
    Where: Chile, Singapore, Paraguay, Indonesia, Ecuador, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: May 20th, 2020
    Updates: (20) April 24th, 2021

    Enter the world of dragons and heroes to become the best in Dragon Brawlers, a new three versus three battle royale MOBA game.

    Players train their own dragon and participate in quick battles that last approximately five minutes. Unlock and train a large number of dragons, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.

    Befriend or challenge other Dragon Brawlers and compete against players all around the world.

    Image credit: I Got Games.

  • Disney Mirrorverse

    Disney Mirrorverse logo

    Developer: Kabam
    Where: Canada, New Zealand, Italy, Singapore, Romania, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Denmark, Indonesia and The Philippines
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: March 31st, 2020
    Updates: (36) November 15th, 2021

    Kabam has collaborated with Disney on a new action RPG called Disney Mirrorverse.

    Players unite teams of guardians - made up from well-known Disney and Pixar characters - to defend against an unrelenting dark threat. Sulley, Baymax, Scar, Captain Jack Sparrow, the Genie, Merida, Belle, Oogie Boogie and more are all set to appear.

    The Mirrorverse features worlds such as Agrabah Merchant’s Alley, Scarefloor F, and Port Royal Queen’s Landing.

    The fourth update rolled out Alliances so players can take part in events together as well as the 'Unlikely Allies' campaign, a limited-time event quest where.

    The fifth update has put Alliances live, which allows players to band together to take part in events and win rewards, alongside bug fixes, performance optimisations, and grammar fixes.

    The 11th update added new characters, extended act two to include chapter two and three, added 11 new languages to its localisation, as well as new music and fixes.

    The 23rd update added chapter three to the story mode, new guardians and new rewards have been introduced, and Scrooge's Risky Venture has become playable.

    The 32nd update introduces a trait system that each character will have attributed to them, such as character buffs and new objectives. A new unlockable level of increased difficulty was added to the story quest, called Expert Mode.

  • Pirate Evolution

    Pirate Evolution logo

    Developer: Gram Games
    Where: Canada, Singapore, Netherlands, Austria, Ireland, Australia and Finland
    Platforms: Android
    Live since: December 2nd, 2019
    Updates: (27) December 9th, 2021

    Gram Games' new sea-based adventure has players captaining their own pirate ship in Pirate Evolution.

    Over 140 islands are accessible with treasure scattered throughout. Battle enemies you encounter along the way to collect loot and thus upgrade your ship and weapons.

    Another component allows bases to be expanded while pirate crews can be frown to increase overall power to help take over the high seas.

    Image credit: Gram Games.

  • Ivy: Stories We Play

    Ivy: Stories We Play logo

    Developer: Pocket Gems
    Where: Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines
    Platforms: iOS
    Live since: November 20th, 2019
    Updates: (11) February 11th, 2021

    The creators of the mobile game Episode return with Ivy: Stories We Play, a mature story-driven episodic adventure that is said to feature "drama" and "thrills".

    Take control of protagonist Ivy across a number of stories, which introduces the character to new worlds with complex themes, fantasies and desires.

    Players get to make all the choices for how the story unfolds, whether that's partying with singles in Miami or recovering from the death of your partner.

    Image credit: Pocket Gems.

  • Blade Runner Rogue

    Blade Runner Rogue logo

    Developer: Next Games
    Where: United Kingdom, Poland, Netherlands, Finland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
    Platforms: iOS and Android
    Live since: July 10th, 2018
    Updates: (36) October 25th, 2021

    Blade Runner Rogue is a role-playing game with a story that will no doubt be indulgent should you be a fan of the original films, or even the book if you’re a Philip K Dick fan. As a fresh-faced blade runner, you’re tasked with collecting evidence to aid you in hunting down rogue replicants.

    Staple characters from the series are collectable and will aid you in overcoming threats. Freshly formed teams can also be powered up to take on more challenging targets with proportionate awards.

    You don’t have to go it alone though as friends and blade runners alike can be enlisted to help you accomplish a mission. 

    During Next Games' financial report for 2020, the developer confirmed that Blade Runner Rogue will launch in key markets

    The 17th update added a selection of new characters from the Blade Runner universe as well as performance and usability improvements.

    The 18th update saw the game enter early access while adding new case files, a new Patrol game mode and improved the user interface.

    The 19th update added a tutorial for new players, new animations, bigger health bars for boss battles, push notifications, UI enhancements and bug fixes.

    The 21st update introduced rogue-like gameplay, as well as "multi-branched cases" where each choice makes a difference. Players need to collect clues to improve their team and to gain an advantage over enemies.

    The 23rd update added a whole host of minor improvements, such as progress rewards, tutorial changes, new dialogue, skills and bug fixes.

    The 25th update renamed the game from Blade Runner 2049 to Blade Runner Rogue.

    The 27th update rolled out a battle pass where players earn Battle Points to claim rewards, alongside several bug fixes.

    The 29th update added guilds, where you and friends can squad up to take down replicants together, alongside a new boss mode across the city known as The Hunt. Further changes were made to the battle pass as well as a number of bugs being eradicated too.

    The 32nd update reworked the established Amplification feature to allow any amplifier of the correct faction to raise characters’ rarities, with the rarer amplifiers providing more progress. The Hunt now drops amplifiers with the amount increasing the further players progress. Drop rates for amplifiers have been altered and four-star characters can only be obtained via amplification.

    The 35th update introduced the Episodes feature, which allows players to play with rare and powerful characters not yet in their roster.

    Image credit: Next Games.



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Dan Wasson Head of Production at Wargaming (USA), Inc.
Hey guys any NBA games coming this year? ;)
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Rovio soft launched Moomin: Puzzle & Design
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Space Ape(Supercell) soft launched Boom Beach Frontlines. The test will last from June 4 to June 21 for Android users.
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Just added - thanks, Tommy!
Kirill Kotenko indie
Big Quest 2. A kind of game with a new experience. Quest adventure in a wide and varied world. More for rest and relaxation, but there is also something to think about while admiring the views in the game.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Clash Quest, the newest game from supercell has soft launched in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland on Android.
Head Lonsi Art Editor at Art Editor
Yes, you are totally right and I personally experienced it in Summoners War; and will never forget whatever fun I had enjoyed so far!
For more info: https://apkmortgage.com/summoners-war-mod-apk/
Head Lonsi Art Editor at Art Editor
Yes, you are totally right and I personally experienced it in Summoners War; and will never forget whatever fun I had enjoyed so far!
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Thanks, Tommy. Typical it was launched the second I stop updating for the day ;)
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Isn't that how it always works out? Haha you're welcome!
Woojun Jeong Business Development Team Assistant Manager at Haegin
"Play Together", multi-player social networking game, is in softlaunch on Android and iOS in Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and India.

We'd be appreciated to see our new game on your list.

Kirill Keremzhanov
plantopia from voodoo (not a hypercasual title as one would expect!) is in softlaunch on iOS in US and Canada
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Thank you, added
Barbara Merry Babu at RPHQQ
nice info
Kirill Keremzhanov
"merge inc" from zynga/gram is in soft-launch on android
Kirill Keremzhanov
take-two/playdots soft-launched puzzle Garden Days on Android in UK, Australia and Canada
Kirill Keremzhanov
two soft launches from kolibri (makers of idle miner tycoon):
- Idle Farm Tycoon
- Idle Restaurant Tycoon
(GP/iOS in Canada, Australia, Great Britain)
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
The Witcher: Monster Slayer and AR Witcher game has soft launched in New Zealand on IOS.
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Updated the list, thanks for the spot.
Ryan Mawla
Primrose Lake: Twists of Fate has been soft launched in Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Poland!
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Phoenix Rangers has just been canceled by Rovio (according to their discord)
Survive Together change to Endless Survival by Gameloft
Riddleside and Puzzle Combat are both global.
Aaron Knowles
Has crash bandicoot been abandoned already no updates since April! have they just stopped working on it?
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
As far as we're aware the game is still in development. Updates in soft launch can vary heavily, sometimes being as long as a year before another. I expect we'll hear more soon though.
Alex Vale Analyst
Crooked Pines - Mytona's new match3 game soft launched on iOS for several countries
Kirill Keremzhanov
fallout shelter online is softlaunched on ios (Philippines, Thailand and a couple of other countries)
Ryan Mawla
Cooking Stars by alawar games soft launched in russia
Ryan Mawla
Barbarous: Tavern of Emyr soft launched in Canada, Netherlands... on iOS/Android by GameHouse
Ryan Mawla
Turbo Team by DeusCraft soft launched in Canada and the UK on iOS.
Dmitry Shubeykin CEO at DeusCraft
DeusCraft soft-launched Turbo Team on IOS and Android.
Kirill Keremzhanov
com2us soft-launched "Heroes War: Counterattack" in Thailand on android and ios
Kirill Keremzhanov
Crooked Pines from MyTona is softlaunched in Canada on iOS
Sēïfãllåh Bëñhãlîm
King got soft launched Crash Bandicoot Mobile on Android in Malaysia on April 21st 2020!
Kirill Keremzhanov
Sybo softlaunched Train Riders on iOS and Android in Canda, The Netherlands, Philippines and Belgium
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Nice one, added to the list. Thanks!
Perla Nehme
Rael Hodgson
Not seeing Angry Birds Tennis in US or Mexico ios store
Ryan Mawla
That one got removed. You’re free to use my account to install it or I can send you the IPA.
Kirill Keremzhanov
Looks like a false alarm for Harry Potter Puzzles & Spells, it's not there yet, on ios for sure.
Kirill Keremzhanov
It's finally there for both ios and android
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Zynga has confirmed the game's soft-launch -https://www.pocketgamer.biz/news/72741/zynga-portkey-games-warner-bros-harry-potter-puzzles-and-spells-reveal/
Rael Hodgson
its not there on Philippines ios
Kirill Keremzhanov
Plants vs. Zombies™ 3 is soft-launched in Philippines, Romania, Ireland on both ios and android
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Added, thanks - https://www.pocketgamer.biz/news/72701/plants-vs-zombies-3-soft-launched/
Yuliy Moskalenko
Underlords have officially launched, should be removed from the list.
Qasim Meher Assad
Why Battle Bombers Arena is still in the soft launch. They haven't updated the game for the last 17 months. PG needs to update the list!
Ric Cowley Editor at PocketGamer.biz
We contacted Futureplay about Battle Bombers Arena yesterday and the game is still considered to be in soft launch at the studio, so we're keeping it in there for now!
Steve Avendano
Any new info on payday crime war
Steve Avendano
is it true that Rockstar is or has bought payday crime war from starbrezee
Edward Hananto
What happened to Riddleside? It’s still on soft launch as far as I know
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Added now! Thanks!
Ravi Ranjan Kumar
Wild Things last update shows 2018. Why is this even in the list?
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Wild Things last update was December 18th, 2019. Not sure where you are looking. We are still tracking the game.
Ravi Ranjan Kumar
Oh, Thanks for the info. Great work.
Kirill Keremzhanov
Phoenix Rangers is listed as ios/andoid but it's actually android only for now, as mentioned below.
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Updated, thank you!
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Rovio softlaunched Phoenix Rangers (an updated version of their canceled game Pet Monsters) on Android
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
It softlaunched November 27th in Brazil, Finland, Poland and Sweden on Android.
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Added, thanks!
Elle Bent SEO at Chamoji
Thank you for this article.
Ravi Ranjan Kumar
Rush Wars is dead. Supercell pulled the plugs today!
Philippe André
In canada soft launch Magic: ManaStrike, a Clash Royale with Magic Card
Kirill Keremzhanov
Rovio has softlaunched "Small Town Murders" on both ios and android
Nick Cullen Digital Marketing coordinator at Gamehive
Gamehive has put Battle Bouncers into soft launch so far in Singapore, India and UK
Studs Terkleton PM
A couple of big games to add:

#1 - D3's "G.I. Joe: War on Cobra". It's basically a better Rush War.

#2 - FoxNext's "Avatar: Pandora Rising". It's basically Clash Royale meets a 4X game.
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Added G.I. Joe. Thanks for the spot :)
Richard Dekker
PerBlue softlaunched a new match 3 rpg in the Australian App store, Puzzle Force.
Philippe André
Rush Wars (Supercell) is a soft launch in Australia & Canada
Nick Meißner
Pokemon Masters is not Soft Launch in Singapore or Canada yet.
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Hi Nick, DeNA sent out a press release confirming the game's soft launch in Singapore on Android. You can read it here -

Philippe André
Dota Underlords is on Android
Kirill Keremzhanov
as well as iOS in many countries including USA and Canada
Nick Meißner
COD;M is on IOS now. Australia store.
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Already added, thanks anyway :)
Nick Meißner
add IOS to platfroms? its out on both android and ios now.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Netease soft launched Marvel Super War on Android and IOS
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Rovio soft launched Angry Birds Explore on Android on May 23th
Kirill Keremzhanov
devsisters soft-launched "CookieRun JellyPop" in Indonesia, Australia and Canada
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Rovio resoft-launched Angry Birds Blast Island as Angry Birds Island on August 26th
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Added to the list. Thanks, Tommy.
Kirill Keremzhanov
playrix has softlaunched wildscapes on iOS in canada, new zealand and australia
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Added to the list. Thanks!
Philippe André
Nonstop Knight 2 is now softlaunched on Android in Canada
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Nonstop Knight is now softlaunched on IOS and Android in Phillipines.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Nonstop Knight 2 by the way.
Kirill Keremzhanov
Scopely softlaunched word puzzler Words of Fortune on iOS and Android in Philippines and Vietnam

Rovio softlaunched Angry Birds POP 2 on iOS in UK
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
We've added Angry Birds to the list. Thanks for the heads up!
Mohamed Nabil Mohamed Anwar
Which country the Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs is soft launched?
Nick Meißner
COD Mobile is not soft launched on IOS!
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Amended, thanks for the spot
Kirill Keremzhanov
MyTona softlaunched two new games:
- Riddleside: Fading Legacy (iOS - UK, New Zealand, Russia, Australia)
- Manastorm: Arena of Legends (iOS - Russia)
Kirill Keremzhanov
Parrot Games (Social Point?) softlaunched two new puzzle games:
- Moonlight Mystery (iOS - Canada, Philippines,UK)
- Sushi Dash (iOS - Canada)
Kirill Keremzhanov
it seems that small giant's "puzzle combat" is launched on android only at the moment
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Updated this, thanks!
Ryan Mawla
Soft launched in Canada & the Phillipines by GameHouse, Delicious World
Soft launched in the Phillipines by GameHouse, My Original Stories

Could you add those to the list?(:
Ryan Mawla
Released for both iOS, and Android by the way!
Anders Leicht Rohde CCO & Founder at Funday Factory
Bullet League from Funday Factory just went into soft launch through Google Early Access last week: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fundayfactory.bl
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Added this, thanks
Kirill Keremzhanov
Glu has softlaunched Disney Sorcerer's Arena on iOS in Netherlands
Kirill Keremzhanov
it's New Zealand store actually :)
Matthew Forde Staff Writer at PocketGamer.Biz
Added, thank you :)
Kirill Keremzhanov
Big Fish softlaunched Toy Story Drop match-3 game on Philippines App Store
Craig Chapple Editor at PocketGamer.biz
Good spot Kirill! We've added it to the list! :)
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Angry Birds Dream Blast is launched gobal. WWE Universe, Legend at War, Final Space AR, Rumble Star Soccer, and Kitty Catsanova are Soft Launched on Android too. Shadowbreak, Go Race Super Karts and World of Demons all have been canned or so says messages within the game.
Iain Harris Staff Writer at Steel Media
Don't suppose you'd have a screenshot handy of the World of Demons in-game message about it being canned? If so! Could you send it to me at iain.harris@steelmedia.co.uk?
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Sadly, I do not have a screenshot. This out of all that I mentioned World of Demons is the only one that I can't fully confirm. I have seen at least 3 people mention that they got a message in fhe game saying that it would be shut down in Mid August but again I can't fully confirm this grain of salt.
Kirill Keremzhanov
go race supercarts will stop operating on March 18
Matt Zuben Tester
Are you looking for [url=https://realmoneybets.com/] australia casino games [/url] ?
Lappi Lappii
can't find cod in austraila store. someone have link?
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Elex soft launched Call of Duty: Global Operations in November, Activision soft launched Call of Duty: Legends of War in December and King Soft Launched Call of Duty Shooter (Unreleased) test version in January.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Microsoft soft launched Gears Pop on Android
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
King Soft Launched Candy Crush Cubes, Candy Crush Tales, and Call of Duty Shooter on Android.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
King soft launched Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga on Android in February 2016
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
King soft launched Farm Heroes Champions on Android November 4th
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Chiboa Games soft launch a PVP Monopoly Go in September.
Kirill Keremzhanov
Scopely soft-launched Star Trek: Fleet Command both iOS and Android in New Zealand, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway
Dasol Ryu Member at Haegin
Homerun Clash, Home Run derby battle Game, is in Softlaunch (AU, CA, MY, NL, PH, and SG):



I’m the Community Manager of Homerun Clash (Developer: Heagin Corp.). We’d be really appreciated to see our App on your list.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Jam City soft launched World of Doh on Android September 18th in Phillipines.
exauce tabaka head of division
Well a new challenger has arrived


this new game is a serious contender for the 50 top games in soft launch

the current ranking is about to blow before christmas this year
Kirill Keremzhanov
looks like jam city killed twist
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
They canceled that version of Twist but then resoft launched another one like 4 months later called Twist: Stories You Star In.
Kirill Keremzhanov
Garena softlaunched western version of Contra Returns on Philippines AppStore
Iain Harris Staff Writer at Steel Media
Good eye!
Richard Dekker
Social Point soft launched Legends at War for iOS.
Teut Weidemann
Legend of Solgard seems to have launched worldwide yesterday
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
King soft launched Knights of Fury in Android on July 20th
Cody Benner
KIng has soft launched a new game called Knights of Fury


Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Eve: War of Ascension has soft launched on Android May 31st by Kongregate.
Chemseddine Henni Lead Community & Support Manager at Ooblada
This new Multiplayer Match-3/RPG is in Softlaunch (Canada & Philippines):



I'm their Community Manager :) We'd all love to see our baby App visible on your prestigious outlet, and would be very grateful for the opportunity!
Rael Hodgson
installing now thanks
Chemseddine Henni Lead Community & Support Manager at Ooblada
Thank you ! :)
Rael Hodgson
you used the font from brawl stars I see
Cody Benner
New Uno Game from Mattel163 Limited (Mattel and NetEase)

Qian Peng
I found a interesting game from Halfbrcik called Raskulls:Onlin

Beta site :https://raskullsonline.com/beta/
Léo Lesêtre Game Designer
The last installment in the Asphalt series by Gameloft, Asphalt 9: Legends, went live in the Philippines a few hours ago, seems promising. It may be worth checking on.
Rael Hodgson
thanks for the heads up
Rael Hodgson
found 2 VPNs that have philippenes server, vyprvpn and expressvpn - vypr gave me server error but express let me play. It looks very nice on ipad pro 2
jon jordan
Gameloft seem to IP lock most of their games
Rael Hodgson
its IP locked too
Rael Hodgson
Lego Quest and collect is closing in feb
Manuel Antonio Sanchez Villalba
Popcorn Time Quiz is on iOS in Spain and Mexico. And full launched in Android. https://ec44m.app.goo.gl/PopcornTime
Kirill Keremzhanov
Candy Crush Friends is available on iOS in Chile
Kirill Keremzhanov
king moved ios version to belgium store
Kirill Keremzhanov
Does anyone managed to launch Sky: Light Awaits without Philippines proxy?
Ross Jones Co-Founder at Fat Cigar Productions Ltd
We'll also be releasing Street Kart (multiplayer, real time AAA racing game) into soft launch very soon.
Rael Hodgson
which country please?
Bruno Fehr
Football Empire
Live in PH and SE
Rigoberto Tovar Ramos
Legends to the top 1 ❤️
Simon Frayberg
I think Marvel Strike Force is worth a mention.
Kirill Keremzhanov
King's Stellar: Galaxy Commander seems to be canned, it disappeared both from appstore and google play.

Armello from League of Geeks is soft-launched on iOS in New Zealand and Australia
Aaron Knowles
Can we actually play shadow fight 3 yet or is it still region locked
Denys Moisin Director at JOX Development LLC
Orbia is soft launched on iOS (in Canada and Ukraine) and Android open beta.
Kirill Keremzhanov
Animal Crossing Pocket Camp is soft launched on iOS and Android in Australia.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Seriously soft launched Best Fiends Rivals on IOS in Finland on October 25th
Wayne Bruce CTO at Zwing Games
Zwing Games has soft launched "Keno Prime" on iOS and Android in Canada, Australia and India. Just search Keno Prime on respective your phone's app store app.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Hutch Games soft launched MMX Hill Dash 2 on Android in New Zealand on October 12th.
Paul Kohler
Legends of Solgard has finally soft launched on ios as of October 5, 2017 in the Phillipines! I have been checking many stores almost daily for this one! Loved Might and Magic Clash of Heroes and played the campaign at least twice, and the multiplayer vs battles for years. Could not believe someone hadn't successfully copied or re-invented this formula because its really fun. Here's hoping Legend of Solgard is just as addictive!
Paul Kohler
Solgard is sooooo disappointing. It's sad because the images look soo much like Might and Magic Clash of Heroes...and the battle mechanics are basically similar, but that's about where that charm stops.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Capcom Soft launched Puzzle Fighter on Android and IOS in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore on September 27th

Wartide: Heroes or Atlantis once again soft launched on Android and IOS in Singapore and Philippines on August 23rd this time by Kongregate.
Nick Meißner
Ric Cowley, if you would read the comments you could add much more new games to the list.
Craig Chapple Editor at PocketGamer.biz
Hi Nick, we're trying to keep this list as the 'top games in soft launch' and limit the number to roughly 50 (give or take a few companies), which is why some games don't get added. If we feel they are particularly significant, we'll add them. We do of course read the comments to see what the community has spotted, so thank you for your support.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Kiloo soft launched Dragons and Diamonds on July 12th and soft launched Tank Heads - Online PvP Arena Battles on March 26th.
Raziel Dungeon Arena
I'd like to add our game if possible. I saw it on pocketgamer -- but not here on pocketgamer.biz

Raziel: Dungeon Arena
Developer: Indra (Guangzhou Di Shi Tian Software)
Where: Australia, New Zealand, Singapore
Platforms: iOS (Android coming soon)
Live since: 02 August 2017
Last update: 09 September 2017 (Ver 1.3)
Nick Meißner
reading comments is hard :D
Jordan Shumate
I am currently seeing a match 3 game by Jam City in soft launch on the Philippines Appstore and Google Play called Safari Smash. I pulled most of the following info from the app's listing in the Appstore.

Game Title : Safari Smash
Developer : Jam City, Inc.
Where : Philippines
Platforms : Android, iOS
Live Since : 10 March 2017
Updates : (12) last 30 August 2017
Nick Meißner
Taichi panda 3 softlaunched in NZ and AU
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
King removed Stellar: Galaxy Commander from both IOS and Android.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
At the moment the servers on the game seems to still be running.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Homescapes is now soft launched on Android
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Netmarble soft launched Phatomgate on IOS and Android in Australia on August 8th. Nekki soft launched Shadow Fight 3 beta in Canada on July 18th but for those who got in invite.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
PikPok soft launched Into The Dead 2 on IOS in Australia
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
It's also available on the appstore in Singapore, Philippines, New Zealand
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Now soft launched on Android
Gray Duce
Clicking the link to view the list doesn't work. It just reloads the same page. Just thought you'd like to know.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
It's fixed
Vadim Smirnov
Here we go!
Track upcoming events in Brawl Stars Game and you profile progress in Brawl Stars Companion application:

Kirill Keremzhanov
Candy Crush Friends Saga seems to be no longer present on Philippines app store
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Candy Crush Friends Saga is available again.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Looks like Candy Crush Friend Saga has been canned.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
On July 27th, King soft launched another game on Android called Brick Wizard it's a mixture of the Breakout clone from 1976 and Monster Strike.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
I was wrong it is nothing like Monster Strike.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Kongregate soft launched adVenture Communist on Android.
Min Zhang
South park has a f2p...I wonder if they reference their f2p episode
Thomas Streetman Community Relations Manager at Smilegate
Great list you have here. Very useful!

I would like to add a game to the list if possible,

Developer: Smilegate Megaport / Red Sahara Studio
Where: Philippines, Australia, Hong Kong, Macao, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, Ireland, Nigeria
Platforms: Android / iOS
Live since: 20 June 2017
Last update: 13 July 2017

Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Glyph Quest Chronicles and WWE Tap has been released World Wide.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Gameloft has soft launched yet another game called Dead Rivals on IOS and Android
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Assassin's Creed: Rebellion, Candy Crush Friends Saga Angry Birds Match, Mighty Battles, Snipers vs Thieves, Toon Blast, War Planet Online: Global Conquest, Lineage 2 Revolution and Modern Combat Versus is all on Android. Snoopy Pop has been released worldwide. And Warner Bros has soft launch Game of Thrones: Conquest (Unreleased) Android and IOS.
Nicholas Skelton
Got another question.
Normally when games get released but only in a certain region ie during soft launch/beta etc, the APK is normally available for that game so people outside that region can play it.
However game of thrones: conquest has been released in phillipines but nowhere has the APK for it, justly wandering why there is no APK for game of thrones: conquest atm?
I'm not an expert when it comes to this kind of stuff so there might be a simple reason why.
If you could let me know that would be great.

Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Apkmirror has the newest version of the apk
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
I found a APK of the game a few weeks ago and I downloaded it but once I did it keep telling me to download the update but I could not for the life of me find out where the updated APK is. And the reason there isn't any APKs for Game of Thrones Conquest it depends on where the game has soft launched how many people knows about the game. A lot of people use VPN to download the game from the Google Play or something but sometimes VPN doesn't work for it. So it depends. Hopefully one will be released soon. I'm not a genius with these things either that's a out all I am able to tell you about that.
Nicholas Skelton
I've been following game of thrones: conquest since it was announced back in 2015.
It was soft launched in the Philippines around the 28th June but there is very little info or timeline about when it's going to be fully launched etc.
I don't suppose anyone has any rough idea, heard anything or from your past experiences of soft launches of other games be able to tell me a rough time when u think it will be released globally?
Will it be weeks or months?

Any help would be great

Thanks :)
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
All I can tell you at the moment is will most definitely be out by the end of 2017. Like you said it's been in development since 2015 so it shouldn't be much longer
Wild Boar
Thanks for keeping this list going! I check it frequently, much appreciated!
Pavel Tokarev BizDev at Stanga Games
Underworld Football Manager

Developer: Stanga Games
Where: UK, Germany, France,..
Platforms: iOS, GP
Live since: 2015
Updates: last 6 June 2017

Never ever mentioned on PocketGamer ;-)
Craig Chapple Editor at PocketGamer.biz
Watch this space... ;)
Damian Żer
and snipers vs thieves is not available in the UK so why is UK on the list?
Ric Cowley Staff Writer at PocketGamer.biz
UK Early Access on Android!
Damian Żer
oh, thanks!
Damian Żer
injustice 2 is also available in the UK
Damian Żer
asphalt streetstorm racing is also avaible in Ukraine
Nick Meißner
not even 1 new game updated into the list xD do you even read comments?
Craig Chapple Editor at PocketGamer.biz
Hi Nick, we of course keep track of the comments and try to update this on a weekly basis. We'll be updating again in a week's time so keep a look out, though we're trying to keep the list at around 50 entries at the moment. Thanks for your suggestions and support!
Wild Boar
Also, MonstroCity had been released worldwide
Nick Meißner
Modern combat VS is region locked right now on philipines you need a vpn to play it
Nick Meißner
Crusaders of light is soft launched today its an mmo like Order and Chaos from gameloft preregister for offical launch here https://crusadersoflight.com/

Regions=Australia,New Zealand,Malaysia and Phlipines NA comes later
John Constantine Fhj at Jfh
Why there is no Injustice 2 in the list? It's out for 1.5 months already, so questions arise about page's relevance.
Ric Cowley Staff Writer at PocketGamer.biz
Good spot! It can be tricky keeping an eye on fourty-odd games while trying to find other ones to add in too when it's just me handling the page, so I appreciate the help :)
Any RPGs similar to Summoners War or Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes in soft launch/beta testing?
Jean-Baptiste Raynaud
That Might & Magic one looks like a good fit for you dude :)
Ric Moore
Dragon's watch
cant find the might and magic APK anywhere. do you have any ideas?
Ned Phil Smith
Do you play Summoners War? I know a game that is coming out in May that I think will actually be better than Summoners War and take over the Mobile RPG community.
Ned Phil Smith
Ned whats the game?
Noyon Das Jimmy
Dear sir I am was so upset because I was big frnd of glu.but 1 year past why glu don't lunch deer hunter 2018 or dino hunter 2.I don't know but I am waiting for those game.My dream is play this game.I have WiFi now but glu not lunched any hunting in middle of 2016-17.dear sir plz lunched those hunting game.I request u sir.plz
Raphael Alexander
N.O.V.A Legacy is in soft launch somewhere and it's just as bad as I thought it would be.
Nick Meißner
cant see the list anymore ;/
Craig Chapple Editor at PocketGamer.biz
Seemed to be a weird glitch on the site, should be fixed now!
Nick Meißner
Clive Bennett All of the above
TAP SUMMONER - 'WINNER of the 'Best In Show Audience Choice' award - Casual Connect Asia 2016 - Soft Launching this week
Magnus S CEO at Triolith Entertainment
World Hockey Manager is in soft launch in the Czech Republic.
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
TitanFall: Frontier has been cancelled
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
I mean Frontline
Nick Meißner
Gangster 5 Is in softlaunch
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Lego Quest, Angry Birds Evolution, Fightlings, Legacy of Zeus and Rabbit Crazy Rush are all soft Launched on android, and Pet Monsters has been cancelled.
Nick Meißner
new list?
Agree this needs to be updated...
Nick Meißner
Same games in soft launch forever? i bet there are many other games in softlaunch
Aaron Knowles
So is hero by king..been dead since June.
Samantha Aber
Soulz: Majesty, a new strategic battle RPG game is currently in beta testing on Google Play! (http://bit.ly/Soulz)
Paul Anthony
Can you guys do a better job of updating this please. Dragon Stadium is dead for gods sake.
Ric Cowley Staff Writer at PocketGamer.biz
Just me running the show! Android version is still listed on App Annie as being available and some games have come back from update gaps this long, so I left it in the list in case it made a miraculous recovery.
Ned Phil Smith
Make sure you look into the English Release of Onmyoji
Tommy Logan Video Game Developer
Angry birds Blast and The Trail are both soft launched on Android I don't know exactly where though and Angry Birds Goal! Is now called Angry Birds Football!
Filipe Rodrigues
Yesterday that game Wilbur from King was renamed to Bubble Witch 3 (in soft launch yet)
Ric Cowley Staff Writer at PocketGamer.biz
Called it! Thanks for the heads up :)
Wild Boar
Warlords is now in iOS soft-launch in the Phillipines!!
And yes, it's awesome
THanks great tip!
Bruno Sousa
Goodgame Studios is based in Germany not United Kingdom!
Ric Cowley Staff Writer at PocketGamer.biz
The "Where" is where the game is soft-launched, not where the develop is based :)
Clive Bennett All of the above
Rising Warriors is also on soft launch at the moment (June 2016) , a clan battle strategy game https://itunes.apple.com/CA/app/id1088263864
Nick Meißner
No new games since 1 month
Alin Sofian
Is Survivor Squad removed from the App Store? I see it's not anymore appearing on the list.. :(
Ric Cowley Staff Writer at PocketGamer.biz
Yes, unfortunately. I haven't seen anything to say it's been cancelled, however, but after so long in development it wouldn't be surprising.
Anyone see Warlods up on the Sweden or Australia App store?
Wild Boar
It's really annoying that you don't include the platform for these games.
Minitropolis and Warlords, for example, are Android only right now.

I found that out at ter searching 5 different app stores, scouring Facebook pages, and writing the developers.
You could just include the info in the header.

jon jordan
Good point. We'll see what we can do
Wild Boar
Awesome, thank you!
I check this page religiously, really appreciate the work you put into it.
Frankie Grey
Wow cool, how do you discover all these soft launch?
jon jordan
Ric's an app store detective
Nicolas Godement-Berline
Thanks so much for the feature!! Check out Dungeon Monsters if you like old school dungeon crawlers, and any feedback is welcome :)
Boyana Nikolova VP, Business Development at Halfbrick Studios
Thank you so much Chris and team!
The feature of Star Skater means a lot, we really appreciate it!
We are so excited about this one and we'll keep you updated as it progresses towards global launch. Catch up soon! :)
Adrian Rusu Marketing Executive at Amused Sloth
Thank you for featuring Asgard Run, we're honored to be in such company. Check the game out and let us know what you think about it.
Robin Squire Marketing Director at PlayRaven
Thanks for the mention! In addition to soft launching in the territories you listed, we're also really keen to hear feedback from players on all our titles, and will often send out beta invites via submission on playraven.com/beta as well as from our game sites. Also... Next release is Winterstate, more on that soon :)
Jesse America
It's also available in the Dutch Appstore.
Studs Terkleton PM
Just wanted to say that I love these updates!
The Ember Conflict
Thanks for the shout-out Chris!
Just wanted to let everyone know, we've just updated our Soft Launch build to 2.0.3.

We've added loads of new features, including Shareable Replays, Chat & Friends, Leaderboards and more.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

KỉNiệm CómấyKhivui
محمد العراقي
With an affinity for eccentricity, as well as anything macabre or just plain weird, Chris searches for the games that fly under the radar. If you ask him, anything can be a game. Oh, and a game can be about anything, if you put enough thought into it. So, there.
Atypical BigMakk
This is what these days people dare to call a "good line-up" of upcoming "great" "games" ?
They all look the same, same graphics style, same boring combat system and yeah, nice f2p monetization.

I ask you this: what is new in term of gameplay that they bring to the table, that makes them worthy of our attention ?

And the answer lies in the pictures and gameplay videos. That is: NOTHING.

We are living the days of easy money grabs. Pick a successful title, now play it, see what mechanics drive it.
Ask your dev team or friends if you can make a clone of it fast.
Then pick an epic title, color it cute (maybe even add a new mechanic or change one mechanic that you didn't like in the original) and sell it as something new.

PS: Don't forget to invest massively in user acquisition inorder to boost it to the top and boast after about download numbers.
Adam Khan Manager, Business Intelligence at Activision Blizzard
Let us know when you launch your groundbreaking game that is going to show the industry everything it is doing wrong.
Roope Rainisto Founder at Selfhug Studios
I feel your pain. As a dev I feel the pain: I just launched Number Chef http://www.numberchef.com/ - it's totally new gameplay, not a clone of any game - but then again, no fancy graphics, big budgets or big f2p monetization. Try telling that story to the world. :/ (Well, but I am trying.)
jon jordan
hello Atypical.

Surely if it was that simple, every game would be a massive success, which clearly is not the case.

"We are living the days of easy money grabs". I disagree. Maybe in 2010/2011 you could do this on the App Store. Now you have to invest millions and know exactly what you are doing to have any chance of success.

Currently, there is a certain way of F2P monetisation, but you could say exactly the same thing about the gameplay of console shooters.
Simone Alpha
So what if people want to make money? The true sin of what you mention is the lazy design, lack of innovation and overall mass cloning. F2p monetization itself isn't bad. People need money. This should drive innovation, but Alas, as you say, it doesn't. I'm making a game with a very creative core mechanic (action, not bullshit turn based), an intuitive UI and nice user flows/UX, but WITH RPG elements. Why? to make money. It's not a sin. It will help me further innovate. This should be the state of the market.
Valentina Ciolino Senior Account Manager at Dimoso
What about Earthcore Shattered Elements? It's available in Canada and will launch in Q1.
Abhay Arya
The Game 'Ultimate Zombie Fighting' is also in Soft Launch on google play in Canada, Italy and Mexico. Will launch next month. Let me know what you guys think of it.