New releases, Industry movements and more

Well, looking back, May 2024 was an exciting month with new game releases and major changes in the industry. From popular new games to big company moves, here’s what’s been happening in the world of mobile gaming. So, in this article, I aim to take a complete look at all the exciting gaming experiences that the previous month has reserved for us with this Monthly roundup of mobile gaming news for May 2024.

Monthly roundup of mobile gaming news for May 2024

Week 1: from 01 May to 07 May

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Coming to the summary of the first week, Need for mobile speed is preparing to land on Chinese screens on August 31st. Speaking of launches, Star Wars: Hunters AND Assassin’s Creed Mirage wait for the launches as Loop Hero, Dumb Ways to Survive, Earn to Die Rogue, Royal Uprising and others go to their awaited exits. With pre-registrations open for Ashes of the Gods: Redemption AND BattleTabs: PvP communityand early access available for Against It’s been a solid first week in India.

Highlights

  • Need for Speed ​​Online Mobile will release in China: Need for Speed ​​Online Mobile releases in China on August 31, 2024.
  • Official launch of Star Wars: Hunters confirmed: Star Wars: Hunters will officially launch on June 4, 2024.
  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage coming to iPhone 15 and iPad: Assassin’s Creed Mirage will launch on iPhone 15 and iPad on June 6, 2024.
  • Loop Hero now on mobile: Loop Hero, a retro dark fantasy game, is now available on Android and iOS.
  • Dumb Ways to Survive on Netflix Games: Dumb Ways to Survive, a spin-off of the viral film Dumb Ways to Die, has been released exclusively on Netflix Games.
  • Launch of the Pokémon Card D Studio: DeNA and The Pokémon Company announce the launch of Pokémon Card D Studio to manage and promote Pokémon TCG Pocket.
  • Royal Revolt: A Trader’s Tale is available now: Royal Revolt IP gets a new title after 10 years with the launch of Royal Revolt: A Trader’s Tale on mobile devices.
  • Fallout Shelter revenue increased tenfold: Fallout Shelter increased its daily revenue 10x after the TV series premiered.
  • Earn money for Die Rogue will launch soon: Earn money with Die Rogue, a new zombie action title, which officially launches on May 9, 2024 for Android and iOS.
  • Ash of Gods: Redemption pre-registration now open: Ash of Gods: Redemption, a new RPG title, is available for pre-registration on Android.
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  • KRAFTON India expands gaming incubator: KRAFTON India expands the first cohort of its Gaming Incubator program.
  • Dubai aims for a $1 billion gaming sector: Dubai aims to create a $1 billion gaming sector, with the aim of becoming a top 10 gaming city by 2033.
  • Versus gets early access in India: Versus, a new fighting game based on Indian mythology, gets early access for Android in India.
  • Qualifiers for the Pokémon UNITE World Championships in India announced: The 2024 Pokémon UNITE World Championship India Qualifier is announced with a prize pool of $37,500.
  • BattleTabs: Pre-registration now open for the PvP community: BattleTabs: PvP Community, a competitive turn-based strategy title, opens for pre-registrations.
  • Power Rangers: All Stars launches in South Korea: Power Rangers: All Stars, an RPG title based on the popular Power Rangers franchise, officially launches in South Korea.
  • Kush Kingdom by Cheech & Chong now on mobile: Cheech & Chong’s Kush Kingdom, a new Match-3 mobile game, is now available on Android and iOS.

Week 2: May 8th to May 14th

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Week two started with the news that Mighty Doom was shutting down, but on the bright side there were new releases. Netflix has revealed five new titles for May, while The Enchanted World has launched on mobile devices, alongside Solo Leveling: ARISE and Dawn of Ages: Medieval Games. To push the industry, Dubai introduces a gaming visa. SEGA’s Sonic Rumble enters closed beta in the US and also mentions the global release of Persona 5: The Phantom

In other news, Indonesia is considering banning the popular Battle Royale Free Fire. Microsoft plans to launch an Xbox Mobile Gaming App Store. Disney’s Frozen Royal Castle will launch in Canada and Free Fire will receive an anime adaptation. Draconia Saga launches closed beta in SEA, while Nexus: Nebula Echoes opens pre-registration globally.

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Week 3: May 15th to May 21st

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The third week of May 2024 saw some interesting mobile gaming news. Pre-registration is now open for Ancient Seal: The Exorcist, and the highly anticipated MOBA Honor of Kings is inviting players to pre-register globally ahead of its release on June 20th. Meanwhile, Ubisoft expects a strong FY25 with five titles, including The Division Resurgence and Rainbow Six Mobile.

AEW: Figure Fighters has launched as ByteDance prepares to strengthen its gaming operations. Angry Birds takes flight on Google Play for Cars, with EA Sports FC Tactical preparing for its launch and Delta Force: Hawk Ops for beta testing in China in June 2024. And for those eagerly awaiting industry moves, NetEase Connect 2024 had a lot to offer. offer.

Highlights

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Week 4: May 22nd to May 28th

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The fourth week began with Dungeon and Fighter Mobile suspended by Tencent due to server problems, while Sony could bring PlayStation games to mobile devices for free. Meanwhile, new games such as Once Human, Cozy Grove: Camp Spirit, Trails of Cold Steel – Northern War and Aura Star 2 will launch soon, clashing with the status shutdown of MARVEL Super War.

Additionally, there are rumors that Apple may allow third-party app stores in Japan, but there are also some legal issues for big players like Microsoft and Meta, who are facing legal action over a tragic incident. Finally, Zenless Zone Zero will launch soon, with huge pre-registration numbers.

Highlights

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Week 5: May 29th to May 31st

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The last three days of the month of May 2024 saw many in-store mobile game deals. India is taking steps to tackle gambling addiction by considering time and spending limits. Meanwhile, Squad Busters is quickly rising to the top of the charts. Epic Games Store and Fortnite are preparing to arrive on iOS in the UK later this year alongside Command & Conquer: Legions with pre-registrations now open.

Additionally, 2K Games has secured an official licensing deal with FIFA, and Mojang Studios has partnered with Netflix for an exclusive Minecraft series. LEGO Hill Climb Adventures goes global on mobile platforms, while rumors suggest Supercell could be working on a third-person shooter. YouTube presents its catalog of playable content, and KRAFTON and Com2uS are under investigation for alleged object manipulation. Unfortunately, Hypernova Studio, known for Mayanagari, has reportedly closed its doors.

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That’s all on my roundup for May 2024! Read the previous month’s summaries below-

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