New releases, Industry movements and more

As we step into March 2024, I suggest let’s pause to explore the latest developments in the realm of mobile gaming. This past month of February has been a source of excitement for enthusiasts, unveiling a vibrant array of new titles and unveiling exciting updates and previews for upcoming mobile games. So, in this article, I aim to give a comprehensive look at all the thrilling gaming experiences the previous month had in store for us with this Monthly Mobile Gaming News Roundup for February 2024.

Monthly Mobile Gaming News Roundup for February 2024

Week 1: February 01 to February 07

Executive Summary

Several new game releases and pre-registration openings marked the first week of mobile gaming news in February 2024. NBA 2K24 MyTEAM and Heroes of Mavia debuted on mobile platforms, while No Surrender Heroes launched across multiple platforms. Pre-registration opportunities arose for BLUE LOCK PWC, Kingdom: The Blood, and Garuda Saga. Meanwhile, Tencent Games’ development of the mobile version of Elden Ring and the announcement of Ride Kamens stirred anticipation among gamers. Additionally, legal issues surfaced as KRAFTON faced allegations of sexual assault. Honkai: Star Rail celebrated a milestone of 100 million downloads, while Takt op Symphony announced the end of its service.

Highlights

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Image via Loongcheer Game
  • No Surrender Heroes released: No Surrender Heroes, a fast-paced tactical card battler, is now available on Android, iOS, and PC.
  • Project RUN Early Access for Android: Project RUN, NetEase’s zombie strategy game, enters early access for Android in selected regions.
  • KRAFTON Sued Over Alleged Sexual Assault: Legal action was initiated against KRAFTON for alleged incidents of sexual assault and wrongful termination.
  • Minabo – A Walk Through Life Coming Soon: Minabo – A Walk Through Life, a social simulation game, is set to release on iOS and Android.
  • Funtico Launches with Debut Title: Blockchain gaming platform Funtico in the first week of February launched its first gaming title.
  • Kingdom: The Blood pre-registration: Kingdom: The Blood, the ARPG based on the popular series, opens pre-registration on Android and iOS.
  • Boomerang RPG: Watch out, Dude! opens pre-registration: Boomerang RPG: Watch out, Dude!, SuperPlanet’s latest release, is now available for pre-registration.
  • Garuda Saga opens pre-registration: Garuda Saga, an Indian-themed fantasy RPG from KRAFTON, opens pre-registration on Android and iOS.
  • Tencent Games Developing Elden Ring Mobile Version: Tencent Games is reportedly working on the mobile version of the acclaimed RPG Elden Ring.
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Image via KRAFTON

Week 2: February 08 to February 14

Executive Summary

Second week wasn’t so excitement-packed in my opinion, but it also had a healthy share of news. In the industry, Disney made a notable move by investing $1.5 billion in Epic Games while NEXON announced plans for 5 mobile games in 2024, indicating a busy year ahead. PhonePe launched its Indus Appstore, while Loop Hero opened pre-registrations. Disney Realm Breakers saw a soft launch, while Skate Mobile invited players to insider playtesting after a long hiatus as rumors swirled around a potential collaboration between FIFA and 2K Games. Additionally, Keplerians announced the discontinuation of the Ice Scream saga, hinting at new developments to come.

Highlights

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Image via Playdigious

Week 3: February 15 to February 21

Executive Summary

Supercell’s CEO outlined the lineup for 2024, featuring Clash Mini, Squad Busters, and mo.co, signaling an exciting year ahead. BROK the InvestiGator launched to eager audiences, and Monumental acquired Game Circus, adding to its portfolio. BTS Cooking On: TinyTAN Restaurant opened pre-registration, NBA Infinite went global, and BLEACH: Eternal Soul announced its impending shutdown while Invincible: Guarding the Globe and Warframe Mobile saw global releases. Additionally, Nauzzet Zone, Please, Touch The Artwork 2, Electric Blue: Gecko Dash!, and Adventurers: Mobile made their debuts on Android and iOS. Rainbow Six: SMOL landed via Netflix Games, and Honor of Kings enjoyed a regional launch. Meanwhile, BATTLE CRUSH announced its upcoming 2nd beta test.

Highlights

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Image via Netmarble
  • Arthdal Chronicles: Three Factions Pre-registrations Open: Arthdal Chronicles: Three Factions, an MMORPG inspired by the popular TV series, opens pre-registrations in Korea and Taiwan.
  • Mobile Esports Growth in Saudi Arabia: Mobile is the driving force of Esports in Saudi Arabia, a key contributor in competitive gaming says the ESL FACEIT Senior VP.
  • BROK the InvestiGator Launch: BROK the InvestiGator, a beat ’em up adventure title launched for Android and iOS on February 21, 2024.
  • Monumental Acquires Game Circus: Monumental confirms the acquisition of American-based mobile game developer Game Circus.
  • BTS Cooking On: TinyTAN Restaurant opens pre-registration: BTS Cooking On: TinyTAN Restaurant, a culinary simulation game by Com2uS, is now available for pre-registration.
  • NBA Infinite Global Release: NBA Infinite became globally available on Android and iOS.
  • BLEACH: Eternal Soul Shut Down: BLEACH: Eternal Soul, the tactical RPG based on the popular anime, is to shut down on April 29, 2024.
  • Clash of Clans New Town Hall Update Schedule: Clash of Clans officially confirms the new Town Hall update schedule to be every 12 months.
  • Invincible: Guarding the Globe Global Launch: Invincible: Guarding the Globe, Ubisoft’s idle squad RPG, gets a global launch on Android and iOS.
  • Nauzzet Zone Pre-registration Open: Nauzzet Zone, a tactical FPS action title, opens pre-registration on Android.
  • Please, Touch The Artwork 2 Released: Please, Touch The Artwork 2, the sequel to the award-winning franchise, is now available on Android and iOS.
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Image via OtE Productions

Week 4: February 22 to February 29

Executive Summary

The final week of February 2024 had some diverse and impactful Mobile Gaming News as Tencent’s Counter War: The Future opened pre-registrations in China. Age of Empires: Mobile initiated pre-registration, and Om Nom Stories struck a deal with Disney+ for a 25-season run. Eggy Party launched globally alongside Electronic Arts announcing staff downsizing post-game shutdowns. NetEase Games revealed plans for Once Human’s closed beta, and HoYoverse teased a new game with the trademark ‘Star Cuckoo Valley’. Exciting releases include Neko Atsume 2, Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket, Ex Astris, and Primon Legion. Meanwhile, Twitch streamers protested Korea’s shutdown policy. Additionally, Songs of Travel and Time Defenders announced launches and shutdowns respectively, while Naraka Bladepoint Mobile prepared for its China beta test. COD Warzone Mobile revealed its release date as Mattel and Rollic joined forces for a Barbie-themed mobile game.

Highlights

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Image via NetEase Games
  • Electronic Arts Downsizing Staff: Electronic Arts announces plans to downsize a portion of its staff following the shutdown of MLB Tap Sports and F1 Mobile Racing.
  • Once Human Closed Beta Testing: Once Human, developed by NetEase Games, is scheduled to commence its next closed beta testing for both Mobile and PC platforms on March 28, 2024.
  • HoYoverse Trademark: Star Cuckoo Valley: HoYoverse has registered a trademark for ‘Star Cuckoo Valley’, hinting at a new game in development.
  • Delta Force: Hawk Ops Offline Hands-On Event: Delta Force: Hawk Ops will conduct its first offline hands-on event in Los Angeles, USA in March 2024.
  • Ludo King Reaches One Billion Downloads: Ludo King crosses one billion downloads on Google Play.
  • Neko Atsume 2 Summer 2024 Launch: Neko Atsume 2, the sequel to the popular pet care simulation, is set to launch on mobile in Summer 2024.
  • Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket Announcement: Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket was announced in Pokémon Presents scheduled for release in 2024.
  • The Sims 5 (Project Rene) Playtest Build Leak: The playtest build of The Sims 5 (Project Rene) has leaked online, with the Android version in full development.
  • Ex Astris Global Release: Ex Astris, a real-time/turn-based hybrid 3D RPG, is now globally available on Android and iOS.
  • Primon Legion Official Launch: Neocraft’s new RPG title, Primon Legion, is set for an official launch on Android and iOS in February 2024.
  • Twitch Streamers Protest Korea Shutdown: Twitch streamers protest Korea shutdown with adult content surge.
  • Songs of Travel Launch Announcement: Songs of Travel, an animated graphic novel, is set to launch on Android and iOS in 2024.
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Image via NetEase Games

That is all for the Mobile Gaming News for February 2024! Catch more of March action on our site by keeping a close eye on the news section!

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