We’ve updated our upcoming MMORPG mobile 2020 list! A number of games previously included have already been launched but as time ticks on, more exciting titles are being revealed that make us forward to experience these games even more. Here, we will look at more upcoming mobile MMORPG titles that are expected to launch in 2020 and those that have previously been revealed but has yet to be in service. This list now includes the titles that have been announced during the 2nd quarter of 2020! Let’s check them out!
Upcoming MMORPG Mobile Games
Before we dive into the detail, here we look at the upcoming mobile MMORPG titles that are expected to launch in 2020 and beyond. This list includes some of the most anticipated titles of the gaming community.
- V4 (Victory 4)
- Noah’s Heart
- Gran Saga
- Icarus M
- Cabal M (Thailand)
- Diablo: Immortal
- Ragnarok M: First Love (CN)
- Ragnarok Origin (KR)
- Ragnarok New Generation (CN)
- Eternal – “Project Eternal”
- Warhammer: Odyssey
- Dragon Nest 2 (Tencent Games)
- Dekaron Mobile
- Tera Origin
- Tree of Savior M (Remake)
- Trickster M
- Aion 2
- Blade and Soul 2
- Blade and Soul S
- Blade and Soul M
- Sword Art Online Black Swordsman: Ace
- Granado Espada Mobile
V4 (Victory 4)
Nexon’s latest flagship mobile MMORPG announced and teased by Nexon back in G-Star 2018. The game is developed by NAT Games, the same devs behind Heroes of Incredible Tales (HIT) and OVERHIT, both of which became massively popular. V4 stands for “Victory For” where the latter word is meant to be for you, the player, and the goals waiting for you to be accomplished in the game. There will be 6 playable classes namely the knight, magician, blader, gunslinger, warlord, and axler. Other features include 5 camera modes for different viewing, trade system, life content, party system, guilds, and a unique system the devs call an Inter-Server, a key feature in V4 where players from different servers can engage in different PVE and PVP modes.
V4 is developed using Unreal Engine 4, and the game itself is quite large with many systems. Hence, it is not a low-spec mobile game. The device required for the game is at least a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Apple iPhone 7. This is the requirement for seamless gameplay, though phones with lower specs can still play the game at a lower graphical setting. Pre-registration for V4 started on June 25, 2020.
Archosaur Games recently announced Noah’s Heart, a seamless open world mobile MMORPG that is powered by Unreal Engine 4. The story involves humans living in a post-civilization virtual world called Noah which was constructed by a mysterious entity known as the Cube. This jumping-off point gives humans the opportunity to explore a potential future path within a world that combines romantic fantasy, steampunk style, and more to learn of the Cube’s secrets and discover the future of mankind.
Players can build relationships with NPCs across the globe, and conversations may end up triggering particular incidents or give players information that can help them along their journey. Aside from the main quest, side missions that can also branch out depending on the player’s decisions will become a staple in the game and bolstering its playable content. For example, players may choose to keep certain characters alive during a limited-time rescue mission, resulting in the story progressing in different directions based on that choice. Once a choice is made, there’s no going back. Noah’s Heart is planned for release on mobile devices in 2021.
Announced back in 2019, Gran Saga is a cross-platform MMO for mobile and PC. It is developed by NPIXEL, a team comprised of developers who made the worldwide hit, Seven Knights. Players will take on the role of the Knights, characters in the game that seek to stop the curse of an evil dragon. Gran Saga’s gameplay will focus on action and deep story telling. Its visuals are stunning with triple A graphics, beautifully designed characters and environment, and charming anime-styled characters, all thanks to it being made with Unreal Engine 4.
Gran Saga will also introduce a unique feature called the gran weapon system. So far, there are 20 different weapons revealed that will provide different play styles and tactics for players to learn, and master. These can be in the form of hammers, turrets, staffs, claws, and many more. NPIXEL aims to give the game a deep and intriguing storyline, something modern games sorely lack and what most developers seem to forget as a very vital component for a successful game. Gran Saga is expected to launch in South Korea sometime before 2020 ends.
Valofe is finally releasing Icarus M to the rest of the world in 2020. The once prosperous Acryon civilization, being the frontline of defense against the threat of the Fallen Legion is now on the verge of collapse until two heroes symbolizing the Sun and the Moon sealed evil Zelnaris and stopping his army once and for all. Peace may have come for a long time, but the dark energy surrounding the Demonic Stone has now corrupted and engulfed others into doing it’s bidding. Salant, a follower of Zelnaris, is now on a mission to free his master and bring darkness back into the world. This is where your journey starts.
Icarus M offers a variety of classes including the gladiator, artist, wizard, ranger, and assassin. You can perform combos, Charge Attacks, and Familiar Link Attacks. Familiar are the pets in the game. Choose from hundreds of diverse familiars you can tame in the world of Icarus M. Other features include the usual PVP and PVP content. Of course, the special feature that sets Icarus M apart is its aerial combat system. Take to the skies and defeat your enemies up high. Icarus M has just been recently announced during the 2nd quarter of 2020 so updates are a bit scarce right now.
Cabal M (Thailand)
Lucky Thailand will be getting Cabal M localized first for their country. The game is an action MMORPG mobile adaptation of the hit PC game of the same name. The popular skill combo system will be returning to the mobile adaptation which will see your chain link powerful attacks to defeat numerous enemies. Fan-favorite classes will also be present along with their astral transformations (remember the dual-wielding archer?)
Of course, the usual PVE and PVP modes are present, especially the guild and faction wars. Since the game is now scheduled to launch in Thailand, we can assume the rest of Southeast Asia will be getting the game as well but if it will happen within 2020 remains to be seen.
The controversial Diablo Immortal has a mix bag of haters and people who are absolutely on the edge to play the game, waiting for it to launch, although the hate it received was due to the high expectation that Diablo IV was going to be announced at the previous Blizzcon 2018 event, and the fact that western regions haven’t fully embraced mobile gaming as Asia does. After its announcement, the updates on the game went radio silent until it resurfaced back in Blizzcon 2019 with a crap ton of updates that includes more previous playable characters, dungeons and maps, skill set previews and many more.
Co-developed by Blizzard Entertainment and Netease Games, Diablo Immortal is the mobile adaptation of the highly acclaimed Diablo PC RPG franchise. Set between the events of Diablo 2 and 3, players will embark on a dark and epic journey through a ravaged world deprived of the World Stone. The denizens of hell are still at large and a new threat that commands their legion has surfaced. It’s up to you to choose your class and keep the evil at bay. In essence, Diablo immortal will stay true to its dungeon-crawling origins but will have more focus on teaming up and conquering stages with your friends and other players. A Netease representative has said that the game is pretty much finished and that Blizzard is the only one who is still hesitating to release it. Probably because they want to polish the game more as much as they can. Blizzard, after all, is notorious for perfecting their games before release.
There is no date yet as to when Diablo Immortal will launch but it’s expected to release some time in 2020.
If you’ve been following mobile gaming news as of late, then you’d know by now that, Gravity, Ragnarok Online’s mother company has several Ragnarok themed games coming out, some directly from them, and others that are licensed titles from other publishers. And there several of them. The market is actually now oversaturated by too many RO games for one gamer’s taste. We’ll take a look at 3 upcoming MMOs that are actually worth looking forward to.
- Ragnarok M: First Love (CN) – Tencent’s own version of Ragnarok Online and one that is highly anticipated by RO fans since, one its Tencent, and two it’s supposed to be leagues better than the current Eternal Love in terms of overall graphics, aesthetics, gameplay, performance, and player support. Characters are more chibi than the original RO but it doesn’t lose the iconic designs everyone came to know. It will also have a 360° open world, dynamic lighting effects, and weather system. The game has already undergone several CBTs in China and is currently slated to launch in 2020 albeit no specific date.
- Ragnarok Origin (KR) – AAnother mobile MMO from Gravity that is touted as the real revival of RO Online, now made with newer technology the company has at their disposal. Aside from the newer 3D graphics, Origins will have a bigger and wider map as well as the addition of the Life system that includes fishing, mining, gardening, and many more. Ragnarok Origin was revealed during G-Star 2019 and now the game is officially launched on July 7, 2020, in South Korea.
- Ragnarok New Generation (CN) – Published by Dream, it is yet another RO mobile MMO which basically is the same as the other two but leans closely to resemble Tencent’s version more in terms of aesthetics. ROM: New Gen will retain the classic core elements of the PC Ragnarok MMO, and will have the original features such as the job class system, party system, marketplace, items and many more. No news on a global version yet but we might hear something about it in 2020.
Eternal – “Project Eternal”
Previously known by its codename Project Eternal, this mobile MMO is said to be the ultimate culmination of Asobimo’s life work on creating the best mobile MMO titles we’ve seen in the last decade. The beloved Japanese game developers are responsible for hit titles like Avabel, Iruna, Toram, Isanagi, Stellacept, and many many more. If you’ve played at least one or two of their well-known titles, you’ll know just how good they are.
Just like its predecessors, Eternal will be a high fantasy mobile MMO now, it seems, to be made with Unreal Engine 4, a first for Asobimo games. The legendary Yoshitaka Amano, the artist behind the beloved Final Fantasy Artwork is overseeing the game’s visual design from character sprites right down to the different monsters you’ll encounter in Eternal.
Eternal is currently available in Japan. Asobimo is well known to release the majority of their games globally and we’re pretty sure Eternal will be a massive success once it does. The only question now is when.
Warhammer: Odyssey is a 3D mobile MMORPG that is scheduled to arrive on Android and iOS devices, supposedly sometime in 2020. Players will be able to explore iconic locations of the Warhammer Fantasy World. The plot of the game revolves around Morrslieb, the Chaos Moon that is growing larger in the skies above the Old World. Under its influence, the doomsayers haunt the city streets and those evil creatures who would see the race of men fall are becoming bolder. But all is not lost! Those mighty heroes that stand against the darkness and Chaos which threatens the world have come together once again, honoring pacts and you, as the player, is one of them.
Warhammer fans are used to seeing the franchise tackle a futuristic world but this game will explore a time before all those science mumbo jumbo. The game has no official release date yet but their official social media page is really active in posting updates and previews about what’s been going on on the development side of things, something fans and eager players highly appreciate. Right now they’re showing previews for playable classes like the high mage, warrior priest, engineer, shadow warrior, slayer, witch, and hunter. The developers promised that Warhammer: Odyssey will have constant developments and expand over regular episodic updates.
Dragon Nest 2 (Tencent Games)
Touted as a direct sequel to the original Dragon Nest, DN2 will be published by the ever-reliable Tencent. Despite being a sequel, the game will stay true to the original formula that made DN successful but with new improvements and additional game features that fit the current mobile gaming trends. Just like World of Dragon Nest, the game will be open world, instead of being a dungeon crawler.
Characters and classes in the game will retain their original designs while the combat system will get a new twist that will be optimized for mobile. Tencent boasts that it will have a very snappy input response. The familiar bosses will also make a return in the sequel including the Hell Dog, Griffin, Apocalypse Lair, and Dragon Cave. And in the aesthetics department, there will be dynamic lighting effects, weather systems, and a day and night cycle, and many more. Dragon Nest 2 is scheduled to launch on July 9 for China.
ReEvolve is a new sandbox mobile MMORPG game from Tencent Games and Perfect World Games. The game will take players back in time to save a future where humanity has fallen due to their own greed, coupled with demons and other terrible threats emerging at the same time, the world has almost been destroyed.
ReEvolve will see players create their own characters, customize their looks, starting a profession, stats, and then go back in time to fix the past, create a new world, and help the other surviving humans along the way. The game is set in a world ravaged by a lethal virus and paranormal demons that emerged to feed on the world. In the game, you can choose one of two factions: The Shepherd, an organization that aims to fix the past and create a new, brighter history, or the Piper, whose goal is to destroy everything with the M.P.D. gun, a weapon that can absorb things and shape the past. Players will be able to craft their own gear, create their own base, collect pets and mounts, build a farm, make new friends, and explore the world. ReEvolve basically plays like a cartoon version of Rust. If you truly like sandbox crafting MMOs, definitely check this one out when it launches.
Publisher ThumbAge, the people behind DC: Unchained announced last year that the classic PC MMORPG, Dekaron will be getting a mobile adaptation. Set in the world of Trieste, it is inhabited by numerous sentient beings who were once, in constant war with each other until an evil threat engulfed the world and destroyed everything regardless of race. This an alliance formed to tackle the threat. An alliance that players will become a part of.
The original PC Dekaron had nothing much going on for it admittedly. It was a generic open-world MMORPG where you’ll choose your class, finish quests, and hit endgame level, at the same time hunting for better and stronger equipment. But the lack of features back then isn’t bad at all since the game compensated by adding a plethora of different and highly unique playable classes that can be customized to your own playstyle, a mounting system, pets you can tame, a unique upgrade system, and various PvP modes like the colosseum, DK square, and Siege mode. The biggest take here is that it’s going mobile. This means mobile-centric game features will most likely be added to the game to make it more entertaining and interesting. Dekaron Mobile may be released in 2020. They’ve already released a teaser image of the upcoming playable classes that will be coming in the game.
Tera Origin is the 4th mobile game IP released under the Tera franchise (the other 3, is Tera Origin, Tera M, and Tera Classic). It is a direct successor to Netmarble’s Tera M which was released in South Korea and was later forced to stop its service due to a massive backlash from players mainly because it was very heavy on microtransactions. Absurdly heavy that many players quit on the first few months with only heavy spenders left playing which, to no one’s surprise made the game’s community die. Suffice to say, it became one of those cautionary tales to game publishers, to not follow in their footsteps and heavily monetize a mobile game. Tera Origin seeks to correct those mistakes, removing some of those heavy monetizations, and making the game more F2P friendly. The game is currently released in Japan. If all goes well, we might see it getting a global release.
Much like any MMORPG, you’ll choose a class and venture off into the world of Tera. The main draw of the game is the Raven system where you can form contracts with guardians who serve as your partners on your adventures. These guardians will give you special buffs that increase your stats as well as giving you access to different features much like how the Black Spirit operates from Black Desert Mobile.
There are no updates as to when the game will see a global release but we might get an update sometime in 2020.
Tree of Savior M (Remake)
Tree of Savior: Mobile by IMC Games serves as the mobile MMORPG adaptation and a remake of the popular MMORPG Tree of Savior. Many gamers consider it as the spiritual successor to Ragnarok Mobile, drawing similarities with its cute chibi characters and isometric world view. The game will not deviate much to the original PC version but will have a few modifications and tweaks to fit the mobile gaming platform. Just like the original, you can play as one of four base classes which are the Archer, Cleric, Wizard, and Swordsman to complete quests and venture in various dungeons.
The game became very popular in South Korea because of the stunning visual aesthetics of the environment of TOS. The South Korean release was published by Nexon. There’s currently little information given out about TOSM and a global release date has yet to be announced.
Multiple NCSoft Games
Hardcore gamers will always know about NCSoft since it’s one of the developers/ publishers of several beloved MMO titles such as Aion, Blade and Soul and the Lineage franchise. But they never had a stronghold in the mobile gaming platform by themselves. Lineage 2 Revolution was a huge success but it was published by Netmarble. NCSoft has tried to publish a mobile game in the past but found no success. But now it looks like a vast majority of their resources are now focused on getting a piece of the lucrative mobile gaming market by developing several titles aimed at the global market. That’s right, NCSoft has decided to focus more globally since they have stated that they are more successful outside South Korea. So there’s a good chance we might see these heavy-hitting titles pop up in 2020 moving forward.
- Trickster M – A recent addition to NCSoft’s growing plethora of games, Trickster M was announced at the start of the third quarter of 2020. Originally a 2D isometric MMORPG for the PC, the mobile version will surprisingly retain these graphics with the original developers Ntreev (now a subsidiary of NCSoft) coming back to remake the game for mobile. The premise of the game is that players must compete in a “contest” to win treasure on an island organized by the late Don Cavalier. The story as a whole is heavily influenced by Greek mythology. Each section of the plot is split up into 6 episodes each unraveling a portion of the final story, which ends up being more than just a “treasure hunt”. Trickster possessed a unique class system that uses animals as “class professions”. Hopefully, we see this in the mobile version since it’s still in development.
- Aion 2 – It will serve as a sequel to the original PC MMO, but this time, it’ll be released for mobile. Set 900 years before the two races of Asmodians and Elyos raged war with each other, the game will retain much of Aion’s game features, especially the free flight system where you can fly wherever you want in the game.
- Blade and Soul 2 – Another official sequel to the original PC title. The events of the first Blade and Soul has now become myths, tales of legend from a past long gone. But the journey still continues. A brand new uncharted territory never before seen by anyone has been discovered and new adventurers have risen to take on these new lands. The game will continue the stylish action and aesthetics of the original BnS and will have modern features that will feat the mobile gaming platform.
- Blade and Soul S – If BnS2 is the sequel then this one is the prequel. BnSS will explore the events that happened before the original PC Blade and Soul. The game will be an open-world mobile MMO with cute chibi character designs while the gameplay will focus more on team play and PvP. There will be several story plots that will be explored in the BnSS especially about the familiar characters players once encountered in the original game.
- Blade and Soul M – Blade and Soul M aims to port the original PC version on mobile but this time, players can forge their own path in the game and become legends in their own right. It will be set in an open world based on the original continent where BnS takes place. Team Bloodlust, the original developers of the PC version will be creating the game and the legendary Hyung-Tae Kim, the visual artist behind Blade and Soul’s aesthetics will be returning as well.
Sword Art Online Black Swordsman: Ace
Announced at Chinajoy 2019, Bandai Namco revealed that they are working on a brand new Sword Art Online mobile game. Based on the Aincrad arc of the light novel/anime, Sword Art Online Black Swordsman Ace will be a pure mobile MMORPG experience compared to its predecessor, Integral Factor. There will be no more AI partner accompanying you meaning you’ll finally play solo deepening the MMO experience. Players will become one of the participants of SAO who got trapped inside the game. Your goal is to reach the final 100th floor of Aincrad and free all the people who got trapped.
The game will feature many MMO elements intertwined with SAO’s unique sword skills only and no magic setting, the different floor levels, and of course the no weapon lock system where you can freely switch your preferred combat style.
The game is still currently in development and is expected to be released in China first. No new updates about a global version just yet.
Granado Espada Mobile
Granado Espada is the latest classic PC MMORPG that announced that it will be jumping into the mobile bandwagon. A fairly new announcement, not much info has been revealed about the mobile adaptation of the game. But of course, there’s a high chance it will be just the same as the original. Developed by IMC Games and published by Hanbisoft, players will be controlling 3 characters instead of the traditional one. A first in MMORPG in its time Granado Espada won numerous awards because of its unique setting. Instead of the usual fantasy world, the game’s event happens at the height of its great exploration of the uncharted world.
Granado Espada mobile is still in development so all we can do now is wait for new updates and hope we can get our hands on as early as 2020.
Which ones were previously included that are now in service? Well, we’ve got the epic MMORPG, Rohan M which is the mobile adaptation of the classic PC MMO of the same name, Aura Kingdom 2, the direct sequel to Aura Kingdom, Dragon Raja by Archosaur Games, which is a spectacular MMO with eye-candy graphics, Blade and Soul Revolution by Netmarble, first true mobile adaptation of the martial arts PC MMO of the same name, World of Dragon Nest which is an open-world MMO version of the DN franchise by Nexon Thailand, and Naruto: Slugfest, the first authorized mobile MMO based on the Naruto franchise.
You can enjoy them now by downloading them from your respective app stores. As of this recent update, we’ve just entered the third quarter of 2020. We still have that and Q4 to look forward to and more game announcements coming our way so better stay tuned to our upcoming posts and follow Enduins for more gaming news and information.