What games are coming to mobile? Mobile gaming is evolving at such a rapid rate. New games are popping up like mushrooms left and right, with each developer and publisher trying to outdo each other. This is especially true now that we’re continually pushing the technological limits of what mobile devices can do. While this is indeed a good thing, it can be sometimes difficult to choose which games to invest our time and money in.
Best upcoming mobile games for Android and iOS:
Before we dive into the detail, here are some of the anticipated mobile games for 2020 and beyond:
- Ragnarok Mobile: First Love
- Blade and Soul Revolution
- Diablo Immortal
- Dead by Daylight Mobile SEA
- League of Legends: Wild Rift
- Marvel Future Revolution
- Genshin Impact
- Warhammer Odyssey
- Path of Exile Mobile
- Project V4
- Bless Mobile
- Apex Legends Mobile
- Tree of Savior Mobile
- Dauntless Mobile
- EVE Echoes
- Teamfight Tactics SEA
- New Gunbound
- Granado Espada Mobile
- Cabal Mobile
- Nier Re[in]carnation
- Dragon Nest 2
- Project Eternal
- Ragnarok Battle Academy
- Sonic at The Olympic Games Tokyo2020
- Fallout Shelter Online
Ragnarok Mobile: First Love
Tencent’s Ragnarok Online Mobile version is considered by many fans as the best adaptation of the game so far. Tencent is well known to develop and publish polished games so it’s not a surprise a lot of gamers are looking forward to this one. It is a 3D mobile MMORPG that maintains the original Ragnarok experience and expands it at the same time by adding new content and game dynamics like a day and night cycle as well as a weather system. The characters are also more chibified but the core gameplay all RO fans love is still there. Gravity is also preparing a ton of new games based on the RO IP that includes multiple MMOs for various platforms like RO Origin and Ragnarok X, as well as a side scrolling RPG, Ragnarok Valkyrie. ROM: First Love is expected to launch in 2020 but no official date has been announced.
Blade and Soul Revolution
BnS Revo is Netmarble’s new addition to their Revolution line. Based on the Popular PC MMO, Blade and Soul Revolution will tackle everything the PC version gave us and put it on your mobile screens. Hyung Tae Kim, the legendary illustrator for BnS as well as the Magna Carta series, returns to create the visuals for the mobile MMO. Just like the original game, players will choose a martial art class and set off to master their chosen profession. Flashy martial arts skills, chain combos, and some aerial acrobatics are set to make the game super fun to play and an eye candy to boot since the graphics are top-notch. The IP is also preparing numerous other titles such as BNS2 and BNS M, both also for mobile. BnS Revo is currently in the pre-registration phase for Android.
The controversial Diablo Immortal has its fans and haters but you cannot deny that the game is absolutely gorgeous. There are already numerous video clip previews and info released for the game and it’s definitely something to look forward to. Blizzard’s strict no-launch-until-everything-is-polished rule is the only reason why this game isn’t out yet but a number of clues have already popped up recently pointing to a 2020 official launch. Diablo Immortal takes place between the events of Diablo 2 and Diablo 3. It will be played just like the traditional isometric 3D view but Immortal will focus more on team gameplay rather than solo dungeon crawling. Fan-favorite classes will be playable including the Barbarian, Wizard, Necromancer, Paladin, and so on. You can pre-register for the game if you’re using Android.
Delayed numerous times, SinoAlice will finally be launching this year. The game is co-created by the same person who made Nier Automata, Yoko Taro. SinoAlice is a gacha RPG with 2D graphics where the characters are twisted versions of fairy tales including the titular heroine, Alice from Alice in Wonderland. The game was supposed to be published by Nexon, but by some divine intervention, Pokelabo will publish it instead, and that’s for the better since Nexon has been in a less-then-ideal state as of late because of its controversial monetization schemes. SinoAlice will launch globally in July 2020, so better pre-register now via Android. The iOS version is coming soon as well.
Dead by Daylight Mobile SEA
Dead by Daylight is a huge game in the West and thanks to Netease, the SEA region will be able to play it soon on mobile. DBDM is a real-time, horror-themed cat and mouse game where four survivors need to work together and escape a map where a sinister killer played by another player will hunt them down one by one. The only way to escape is to fix some generators and go through the gates. There are numerous killers for the players to master as well, each one with a different horrifying theme. Famous pop culture film slashers will also be available to play including Freddy Kreuger, Michael Mayers, and the pig from Saw. Dead by Daylight Mobile (under publisher Behaviour Interactive) is currently open for selected regions but you may experience lag problems since they may have not yet been fully optimized yet for your country. DBD Mobile SEA is expected to launch in 2020 but there’s no pre-registration up yet.
League of Legends: Wild Rift
We never thought it would happen, but it did. One of the biggest MOBA in the gaming world is coming to mobile. Wild Rift is the mobile adaptation of the original LOL – a remake of sorts. The game is basically LOL version 2.0 where the devs will implement the ideas that they wanted to do for the original PC MOBA. Samples of these ideas include new character designs, a much simpler interface, and new meta gameplay. It will still be the original LOL you know but the graphics and interface will be retrofitted for the mobile platform, and considering LOL’s history, this might just be the most-anticipated mobile game to date. Sadly, we still don’t have a definite release date but Riot does give out updates from time to time. You can pre-register for the game if you’re using Android.
Marvel Future Revolution
Considered to be the sequel to Marvel Future Fight, Future Revolution will be a mobile MMORPG featuring your favorite Marvel superheroes, supervillains, and their multiverse counterparts. The game actually revolves around this theme where the multiverse is under threat and players will choose to become their favorite Marvel superhero or supervillain and try to save their respective worlds and more. Not much has been revealed about the game other than the theme, so stay tuned for more updates about this game.
This got a huge buzz lately for its top-notch graphics and gameplay and a bit of controversy since a lot of gamers pointed out that it looks and plays too similar to Zelda: Breath of the Wild. They’re not wrong regarding this part, but you cannot deny how gorgeous the game is. Developed by MiHoYo, the game is basically Honkai Impact 3 set in a vast open-world and we really mean it. Right from the get-go, you’ll be introduced to a huge explorable map as you’ve never seen before in any mobile game. Combat is real-time and the controls are well built for mobile devices. Numerous CBT sessions have been released but there’s no official launch for the game just yet. A fair warning tho, you need a high-end device to run this game. You can visit the official website for more info.
The first true Warhammer RPG for mobile, the game is a high fantasy MMORPG set in the Warhammer world. Players will take on the role of heroes who are honoring the old pact to band together against a looming evil. The developers are pretty active in sharing updates on the game, much to the delights of fans. They also revealed that the game will have episodic updates and since the Warhammer franchise has a huge lore behind it, the contents will be a lot. Just like any classic RPG, you’ll choose a class and then embark on a journey to destroy what foul beings have invaded the continent. Warhammer Odyssey is still in development but you can check out their official websites for constant updates.
Path of Exile Mobile
A mobile version of Path of Exile is being developed by Grinding Gear Games. Not much info has been revealed but what we know already gives us a pretty concrete idea of how the game will be like. First, it will be a direct port of the original PC game, and second, the UI of course will be redesigned to fit mobile devices. Finally, the developers explicitly said that there will be none of that BS you see in recent mobile games trends. If that was a bit vague, they were talking about microtransactions. As for the game itself, it’s a dungeon crawler RPG pretty much like the Diablo series, where you’ll play as an exile thrown into an unforgiving continent inhabited by dark and evil creatures intent on killing you. There’s no release date for the game yet.
Nexon’s new flagship mobile MMORPG, the game is already out in South Korea and a global release is imminent. The graphics are amazing, seemingly pushing the limits of what a mobile phone can do. V4 is also following the new trend of having a minimalistic user interface which is a good thing as your screen can accommodate more of that gorgeous aesthetics. Despite its triple-A status, the game’s plot is somewhat on the usual trope. Players will become one of the demon hunters, an elite military organization that aims to vanquish the demons that are invading your land. As a demon hunter, you’ll gain a unique power called demon mode which is basically a power-up. Although Nexon has already greenlit a global version for Project V4, it’s safe to assume we won’t see it for another year or two.
The mobile adaptation of Bless Online created a buzz when it was first announced and rightfully so. Joycity has already published the game for South Korea and the reviews about Bless Mobile are pretty good. The game isn’t exactly a direct port but rather a new branching story that takes place in the same world as its PC counterpart. The only bad thing about the game is that the available classes are all gender locked, but at least there’s a lot of job classes to choose from and a deep character customization system just like in Black Desert Mobile. The biggest focus of the game is the complex guild system where guild leaders will have more power than what we’re usually accustomed to like having a direct line to Joycity to give reports about bugs, crashes, grievance, or suggestions. There’s no news of a global version yet but seeing Bless PC made it outside KR, we’re pretty sure the mobile version will do as well.
Apex Legends Mobile
Apex Legends for the PC was a huge hit when it came out and almost immediately, a mobile version was announced to be in development. This was no surprise since their biggest rivals, PUBG and Fortnite, are already on mobile. Apex Legends, just like the previously mentioned two, is a battle royale game with a futuristic setting. The gameplay is basically the same with any battle royale: drop to a map, get loot and weapons, be the last team standing. Apex Legends brings a new thing to the table though with its roster of different characters, each with unique skills to help them in skirmishes, whether it be summoning a care package or calling down an airstrike on a specific area. You’re going to have to wait a while before you get your hands on Apex Legends Mobile as the people behind the game have estimated that it will probably launch in 2021 at the earliest.
Tree of Savior Mobile
Touted as the spiritual successor to Ragnarok Online, Tree of Savior will officially come to mobile. Now titled Re: Tree of Savior, Nexon Thailand has slated this MMORPG for a 2020 release. Just like RO, the game will have a mix of 3D and 2.5D isometric visuals and camera angles with chibi characters and a lot of playable classes. Tree of Savior has won a lot of hearts for its visually stunning aesthetics and a world full of detail and rich characters that inhabit it. The mobile version will be pretty much the same, albeit as always, the UI will be retrofitted with touchscreens in mind. Other than the 2020 target launch, no new updates have been released yet.
If Fortnite is to PUBG, then Dauntless is to Monster Hunter. The PC game was a hit for the fans of the hunting genre, prompting Phoenix Labs to create a mobile version. Dauntless, in essence, is the cartoonish counterpart of Capcom’s Monster Hunter. The main difference between the two is that Dauntless will just make you hunt the target boss monster. You don’t have to go through numerous smaller mobs, but you still need to track, locate, and do what a hunter does to take down their target. The game also focuses more on team gameplay since these monsters are seriously hard to defeat. We haven’t really got a good Monster Hunter game for mobile except maybe Hunter Soul (Rangers of Oblivion) and Capcom will definitely not release a real Monster Hunter game for mobile, so this is probably the best thing we’d be having for a while. There’s no official release date for the mobile version but you can check out their official website for more info.
EVE is one of those epic sci-fi space explorations MMO that has a fairly huge community backing it up and very loyal ones to boot. It’s a next-gen mobile spaceship MMO game based on EVE Online’s design principles. Players will be able to forge their own path to glory within a massive space sandbox environment, forming alliances with other pilots from across the galaxy and actually shape the game’s universe. There is a lot of stuff to do in EVE like exploration, piracy, resource harvesting, industrial manufacture, trade, as well as many other activities across thousands of solar systems. There’s a story that you can follow but the majority of the fun is the exploration, skirmishes with other players, and upgrading your spaceship from a mere small matchbox into a galactic starship. Android users can pre-register now in the Google Play Store.
Teamfight Tactics SEA
The whole region of SEA collectively gave a sigh when Riot’s Teamfight Tactics didn’t launch with the rest of the world. It’s one of the most anticipated mobile game releases in recent history aside from Wild Rift and the SEA fans felt left out. Nonetheless, the game is still scheduled for a 2020 SEA launch. TFT is an auto-battler (auto-chess) composed of heroes from League of Legends. In the game, you must outplay and outlast your opponents by building an elite squad of League of Legends champions ready to fight on your behalf. Draft, deploy and upgrade from a revolving roster of League champions in a round-based battle for survival. The rules are just like any other auto-battler but TFT innovated it with their own twists and gameplay mechanic instead copy-pasting the usual trope. Players in SEA can pre-register via the Google Play Store right now and wait until the Fall of 2020 for the official release.
A direct sequel to the shooter game Gunbound, New Gunbound takes all the great things about the original and adds more on top of that by means of a new story mode, quests, achievements, and many more. Gunbound plays very similar to Worms where you’ll take control of your character and shoot your enemies by adjusting the angle of your tank and calibrating its power. Publisher Electronics Extreme has pegged the game for a 2020 release, but no certain date has been confirmed just yet.
Granado Espada Mobile
Granado Espada is the latest classic PC MMORPG that’s jumping into mobile. Not much info has been revealed about the mobile adaptation of the game, but of course, there’s a high chance it will be similar to the original. Developed by IMC Games and published by Hanbisoft, players will be controlling three characters instead of the traditional one. One of the first MMORPGs, Granado Espada won numerous awards because of its unique setting. 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 it as early as 2020.
Already released for South Korea, Cabal Mobile is a fantasy MMORPG originally for PC, now given a second life on mobile devices. The game stays true to its PC origins, having most of the original features as well as new content that mobile gamers will be familiar with including PvP, PvE, dungeon raids, guild wars, and the skill combo system. There’s also an “auto” mode, a more compact user interface, and strategically placed controls for mobile touchscreens. EST Games previously announced that the global version would be released in 2019, but it has since been delayed. Hopefully, it will launch in 2020.
A new addition to the Nier series, the game is being developed by applibot. Very little has been revealed about this game right now, only that it will be free to play, will have microtransactions, and will launch for Android and iOS. An artwork was revealed along with the announcement but that’s just about it. We can expect more info being released about the game in the coming months since SinoAlice, another game by Yoko Taro, is coming out in July.
Dragon Nest 2
Published by Tencent and touted as a direct sequel to the PC version, Dragon Nest 2 is a mobile action RPG set in the continent of Lagendia, the original setting of the game. This time around, players will see more of it because instead of a dungeon crawler, it will now have a seamless open-world map that will feature stunning visuals, exquisite areas to explore, amazing NPC and monster models, realistic lighting effects, day and night cycle, weather changes, and many more.
Any mobile MMO veteran would say that you should at least try out a game by Japanese developer Asobimo, and for good reason. They’re experts when it comes to making MMORPGs for mobile and each one has been amazing so far. Their newest entry, Project Eternal, is no exception. The game is their first title made with Unreal Engine 4 and the setting is simple: you’re a hero who will undertake an epic adventure to defeat some baddies. You’ll choose a class and grow with your friends, participate in skirmishes, dungeons, and guild wars and so on. What sets the game apart is how Asobimo is lenient when it comes to microtransactions – it’s free-to-play friendly. Eternal is already out in JP and a global release is sure to happen since all major Asobimo titles have done so in the past. But we’re still waiting for the official announcement.
Ragnarok Battle Academy
Ragnarok took the joke of every game getting a battle royale mode too literally as they did make a BR game for Ragnarok called RO: Battle Academy. The premise of the game is set in Midgard’s training academy for would-be adventurers and the battle royale mode is the sports festival that is frequently held to test the pupils if they have what it takes to tackle the world of Midgard on their own. Just like any other BR mode, you’ll need to look for items and weapons, and try to survive and be the last man standing by eliminating other participants or avoid conflicts and let others do the dirty work until opportunity arrives to grab the win. Not much info has been revealed about Battle Academy but a number of screenshots have already been circulating online. No news on a release date but we can expect a CBT phase to arrive first before an official release.
Sonic at The Olympic Games Tokyo2020
Developed by SEGA, the game serves as an official tie-in with the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. It will see Sonic and his friends attempt to save Tokyo from Dr. Eggman who has taken control of the city and the Olympic games. Players will be Competing in Olympic events, win medals and challenge bosses while exploring the city of Tokyo. There are over 15 games to compete in including 100m, 400m Hurdles, Javelin Throw, Archery, Karate, Diving, Shooting, Sport Climbing, Fencing, Trampoline, Hammer Throw, Table Tennis, Long Jump, BMX and Badminton. There’s a bunch of multiplayer modes as well where you can challenge your friends and other players around the world for top scores. Sonic at The Olympics will release worldwide on May 7. You can pre-register now via the Google Playstore.
Fallout Shelter Online
A sequel to the popular Fallout Shelter survival sim management game Gaea Mobile, FSO will pretty much be the same as the original but with more content and a bigger world to explore. A gacha system is now also implemented where you will have a chance to acquire powerful weapons and rare survivors. As for the gameplay, just like the original, you’ll become an Overseer of a vault were your goal is to gather survivors, expand your vault, manage your survival needs, and become a thriving community once again. As mentioned before, explorable world is now massive. You can choose where to go, scavenge for items and necessities, and fight off bandits, mercenaries, and deathclaws. An online multiplayer mode is also available including co-op and PvP mode. Fallout Shelter Online has no official release date yet but since you can already pre-register via the Google Playstore, it might be soon.
There’s a ton of mobile games to look forward to and this list is only going to get bigger. Rest assured we’ll be updating this frequently with new information and announcements. Did we miss anything? What game are you most excited about? Let us know! And don’t forget to follow Enduins for more gaming news and information!