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55 games currently in soft launch on iOS and Android

Added - Alpha Squad 5, Angry Birds Dream Blast, Contra: Return
Product: Assassin's Creed Rebellion | Publisher: Ubisoft | Format: Android, iPhone, iPad, Board Game
We're super fortunate to see such an abundance of gorgeous games released per week, but it's about time Pocket Gamer showed soft launched games a little love in list form. Ongoing, that is.

Without further ado, check out which titles are in soft launch right now.


#1 Alpha Squad 5

  • Publisher: Kongregate
  • Platform: Android
  • Country: Philippines, China
After a team of devious villains are out to take over the world, it's up to you and your squad to take them down. Command your team of super soldiers, upgrade them, and pick and choose what fighters you want in your army. If you're really, really convincing, you might even convince some villains to fight for the good guys.

#2 Angry Birds Dream Blast

  • Publisher: Rovio
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Finland, Great Britain
These moody birds have featured on mobile in a matter of ways, though this time it's all about bubble popping. Tap to burst same-coloured bubbles and, if you've timed it well, unleash all sorts of combinations. Also there's something rather satisfying about the bubble physics in this one, don't you think?

#3 Assassin's Creed Rebellion

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Philippines, New Zealand
Join familiar faces in Assassin's Creed Rebellion as Ezio, Aguilar, Shao Jun, and many more legendary assassins take centre stage in this strategy RPG. Build your brotherhood, plot and infiltrate the Templar strongholds, and save the world.

#5 Battle Bombers Arena

  • Publisher: Futureplay
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Ukraine, Finland, Poland
If you're after a game that's kind-of like Bomberman but with cute animals instead, you'll want to check out Battle Bombers Arena.

#6 Battle Breakers

  • Publisher: Epic Games
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Philippines, Australia, Finland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden
Assemble the ultimate team of super warriors and take back your planet in this tactical combat RPG.

#7 Battle of Light

  • Publisher: NetEase Games/LongE Play
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore (iOS) Taiwan (Android)
Battle of Light (or the translated equivalent) is a new 3D MMORPG with a 360 degree freedom perspective and some pretty nifty-looking graphics. In it, you'll find a dynamic combat system, real-time Raids, and a generally classic mobile gaming/social experience.

#8 Battle of Titans

  • Publisher: Red Button
  • Platform: iOS
  • Country: Britain, Italy, Russia, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine
Battle of Titans is a multiplayer shooter where you'll play with mechanical titans and go head-to-head with your opponents in snappy 6-15 minute-long battles.

#9 Blade Runner 2049

  • Publisher: Next Games
  • Platform: Android
  • Country: Unspecified
After being appointed as the city's new Blade Runner it's up to you to track down replicants and solve uncertainties surrounding your targets. When it comes to combat, figure out your best move through turn-based battles and shows off special moves. Ultimately it's up to you whether they live or die.

Collect your favourite character, visit familiar locations, and power up your crew to face bigger, badder targets.

#10 Brawl Stars

  • Publisher: Supercell
  • Platform: iOS
  • Country: Canada
Brawl Stars is a real-time, 3-v-3 strategy game. Grab your pals, unlock a bunch of different game modes, and collect your winnings with grace...or, rub it in your foes' face.

#11 Captain Planet: Gaia Guardians

  • Publisher: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
  • Platform: iOS (currently inactive)
  • Country: Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam
Put a stop to those dastardly eco-villains and save the world from their pollution. Go on an epic adventure by harnessing the power of the original Planeteers to battle enemies, summon Captain Planet, and clean up the world for good.

#12 Command & Conquer: Rivals

  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platform: Android
  • Country: Singapore, India, Malaysia
Secure victory for your armies in The War for Tiberium in this real-time strategy game.

Customise your army, make use of your infantry units and vehicles, pick the right Commander to lead your forces, create the very best combinations, and dominate your enemies in one-on-one combat.

#13 DC: Unchained

  • Publisher: FourThirtyThree Inc. 
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam
Take another dip into the rich DC universe to pit Super Heroes again Super Villains (or the other way around, if you fancy it) in the fight for domination. Save the world or work against the good guys to tear it down, and create your favourite super squad to do it.

#14 Doctor Who: Battle of Time

  • Publisher: Bandai Namco
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand
As a mix of time-travelling adventure and CCG, the very fabric of time is being torn apart and whole galaxies and tumbling into chaos. 

You'll play as the Doctor's companion and be guided by different Doctors and experience 50 years of story in a single game. Build a powerful deck of cards and fight along a number of allies in the fight again Daleks, Cybermen, Silurians, and more. 

#15 Durango

  • Publisher: Nexon
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Korea/multiple
Durango is an open world MMORPG set in a primitive (and alternate) world where humans and dinosaurs live side-by-side, though not always in harmony. In order to survive the harsh world, you'll have to use your wits, modern materials and technologies that made it over from the other world, and get a little 'jungle' smart to colonise your new environment.

#16 EVE: War of Ascension

  • Publisher: Kongregate
  • Platform: Android
  • Country: Philippines
Explore an uncharted corner of the galaxy in the hunt for rare resources and new tech, and conquer outposts for ultimate control of your territory. Treasure your allies, keep an eye on your enemies, and interact with hundreds of other players you'll encounter in your time with the game.

#17 F1 Mobile Racing

  • Publisher: Codemasters
  • Platform: iOS
  • Country: Philippines, Thailand
It's time to get into the Formula 1 racing spirit and take part in the world's biggest motorsport. Build your car from ground up, go up against your biggest rivals, or beat your opponents in real time competitive multiplayer.

#18 Final Fantasy Awakening

  • Publisher: Oasis Games
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Philippines, Australia, New Zealand 
Officially licensed by Square Enix, FF Awakening features high-speed ARPG online play with a huge cast of characters and some familiar faces in the world of Orience. It's a little bit classic, a little bit new, and a whole lot of fun.

#19 First Hero

  • Publisher: Webzen
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Canada, Latin America, Philippines
Bring your finest wit, strategy, and skills to the battlefield as you fight solo, or join up with friends around the world, and expand your legacy. Recruit legendary heroes from history and enhance their skills, build your base, and reap rewards from the fallen while you're at it.

#20 FRAG Pro Shooter

  • Publisher: Oh BiBi
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Brazil
If you've had fun with the likes of Shadowgun Legends and Guns of Boom, you may want to make note of FRAG. This colourful FPS boasts short 1v1 matches, a variety of characters to play as, instant respawn, and more.

#21 Garena Contra: Return

  • Publisher: Garena Games Online
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Malaysia, Macau, Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong
It's been a while, but some of you might remember Contra. Together with Konami and Tencent (Timi), the classic sequel is slowly rolling out on mobile.

Challenge yourself in intense PvP battles, pick your fighters, and stand side-by-side with the legends themselves, Bill and Lance.

#22 Go Race: Super Karts

  • Publisher: Space Ape Games
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Netherlands, Philippines, Australia
Experience an intense racing experience in Go Race: Super Karts where the stakes are high and the speed is always fast.

Join in the fun with ultra-quick races, the ability to personalise your kart, to customise your avatar, and to compete with your pals in events, tournaments, and championships. It may take you a second to get used to the controls, but once you do you'll find it hard to stop.

#23 Griddler

  • Publisher: Scott Rombach
  • Platform: iOS
  • Country: Denmark, Phillipines, Signapore
Griddler is an addictive, strategic puzzler where you've got to fill in the grid as fast a humanly possible to earn the best score. You'll never run out of levels unless you're totally addicted since it's all randomly generated, and the game grows more difficult as you get better at it. Ain't that swell?

#24 Guardians: A Torchlight Game

  • Publisher: Perfect World Games
  • Platform: iOS
  • Country: Sri Lanka
Set in the same universe as the popular Torchlight PC series, G:ATG lets you play through all-new adventures, meet new characters, fight in new dungeons, fight together with friends, find/raise your own favourite pets, enjoy tons of randomised roguelike elements, and more.

#25 Harvest Frenzy

  • Publisher: Kongregate
  • Platform: Android
  • Country: Philippines, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Norway
If you just love training that green thumb of yours, Harvest Frenzy is a time-management game all about growing food and serving it to people.

#26 Hello Hero: Epic Battle

  • Publisher: Fincon Co. Ltd. 
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Philippines
After the original battle for Armon a new group of Heroes must join forces with the old ones, and together take on the dark forces of Keronic. You've got tons of modes and over 100 customisable Heroes to collect, so best put some time aside to dive in.

#27 Heroes of Warland

  • Publisher: Nitro Games
  • Platform: iOS
  • Country: Australia, Canada, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland
If you're in the market for a new mobile shooter, check out this four-vs-four battler. Join up with friends online and take part in intense team-based matches.

You've got a number of characters to choose from, each with their own classes. These can be upgraded with class-based skills, given new outfits ('cos who doesn't want to look nice?), and more.

#28 Hungry Shark Heroes

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platform: Android
  • Country: Unspecified
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Hungry Shark Heroes is stepping things up a notch. Collect, evolve, and battle over 120 sharks of all shapes and sizes.

When you're not fighting your beloved, toothy pals, you're building them the ultimate reef to live and breed in. Raise up the baby sharks by feeding and training them, and watch them turn into delightfully vicious killers. Aww. 

#29 Knights of Fury

  • Publisher: King
  • Platform: Android
  • Country: Sweden, Denmark, Indonesia, Malaysia
In Knights of Fury you get to whip up your own character, explore a fantastical world, and wield a lungful of Battle Rage to set yourself apart from the riffraff.

Playing as a new member of the Rage Knights, you need to rid Astellan of chaos and work through a series of trials to fully get a grip on your own power.

#30 Lemmings

  • Publisher: Sad Puppy
  • Platform: iOS
  • Country: Philippines
Remember Lemmings? The adorable and slightly malicious puzzler about getting a bunch of lemmings from one end of the level to the other without killing them? Yeah, it's been reimagined for mobile and looks pretty swanky.

#31 Legends at War!

  • Publisher: Social Point
  • Platform: iOS
  • Country: Australia, Canada, UK, Philippines, Spain
Awaken, then summon, legendary heroes and combine them to make the ultimate fighting teams. In Legends at War! you need to build up a fantastic kingdom, upgrade your realm, and make Hero Alters to give your heroes a big ol' boost. 

If you don't want to wage war against the world by yourself, you can team up with friends to form an Alliance. Or, if you just fancy pitting your skills against others, you can take on players worldwide in Arena-based PvP battles. 

#32 Lordmancer II

  • Publisher: Active Games
  • Platform: Android
  • Country: Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus
Lordmancer II is an upcoming MMORPG with sychronised PvP battles. Though it's currently soft-launched in a few areas on Google Play, it'll also be coming to iOS.

#33 MapleStory Blitz

  • Publisher: NEXON Company
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Australia, Malaysia, Philippines
Originally a side-scrolling RPG, now you'll get to help guide MapleStory's Heroes through real-time, strategic combat. Command heroes and monsters and set them against your enemies in speedy matches, and combine them to create the biggest, boldest decks.

#34 MARVEL Battle Lines

  • Publisher: NEXON
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia
The Marvel Universe has descended into chaos after the Cosmic Cube shatters. It's up to your to join up with iconic heroes and villains (and over 100 to choose from), build your very best deck, and go up against other players all across the globe. Or, if you're not feeling too social there's a single-player campaign too.

#35 The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Canada, Australia
There's no time to hesitate in this fast-paced game as you've got tons of monsters to battle, dungeons to raid, and badass gear to collect. If you're keen on a bit of fantasy, hack n' slash, dungeon crawling, and general madness, you might want to add this one to your list.

#36 MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2018

  • Publisher: Glu Games
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Canada, US
As the name would suggest, it's all about managing your team of elite baseball stars, climbing up the leaderboard, playing some choice games, and winning the season like a champ. Join friends, take part in events, and more.

#37 Monsters with Attitude

  • Publisher: flaregames
  • Platform: iOS
  • Country: Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines
After a band of monster friends got long in space and heard Earth's banging music and video broadcasts, they decided to visit. Pick your favourite monster, challenge other players, and take on your enemies in a fit of weirdly cute combat.

#38 Mr Bean - Special Delivery

  • Publisher: Good Catch
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Vietnam, Philippines, Pakistan, Malaysia
Help Mr. Bean grow his delivery business from his wonky garden shed to a small empire. Nothing could go wrong, right?

Deliver to all of Mr. Bean's friends and foes, drive through four different terrains (with more coming), upgrade your delivery car, and more. In this job you need to be fast... but you also need to deliver your packages without dropping any.

#39 NBA 2K Mobile Basketball

  • Publisher: 2K
  • Platform: iOS
  • Country: New Zealand, Australia, Philippines
Dive straight into the game with NBA 2K Mobile. Build your team, train your players, boss through different seasons, complete in different leagues, and harvest your daily bonuses like a champ.

#40 Night Driver

  • Publisher: Atari
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Canada, Netherlands
A classic's been re-imagined as you can now dive into this endless driver. Upgrade and enhance your car (in performance and style) and drive for as long as you possibly can.

#41 Old School RuneScape

  • Publisher: Jagex
  • Platform: Android
  • Country: Canada
It's been in its beta period for a while, but from what we hear Old School RuneScape has soft launched in Canada.

Playing in the world's largest MMORPG (now cross-platform), you've got the chance to mingle with fellow players, take on quests, fight big bosses, and master each of the 23 skills as you go.

#42 Opticale

  • Publisher: Furinkazan
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: France, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg
If you've got a device that can take it, Opticale is a mobile game based on AR and geolocation. Explore the astral world and discover what mysterious creatures are waiting to be found.

#43 Pangya Mobile

  • Publisher: LINE Corporation
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines, Singapore
If you're after a new golf game, you might want to add this one to your list. Complete with Story, PvP, Tournament modes, and various other challenges, there's plenty of fun to be had here. Just what sort of mischief can this band of curious folks get up to?

#44 Power Rangers: All Stars

  • Publisher: NEXON Company
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Philippines, Australia, New Zealand
Hop into the Power Rangers universe in this thrilling RPG. Collect and power up some familiar faces from the TV show, create awesome teams of your favourite heroes, and pilot the biggest, mightiest, Megazords to vanquish evil for good.

#45 PUBG Mobile Lite

  • Publisher: Tencent Games
  • Platform: Android
  • Country: Philippines
It's all the fun of PUBG in a slightly more bite-sized chunk. While it's the same experience, the map is a little smaller (2x2 km) and you're only getting dropped in with 40 players. This makes it ideal for players who enjoy the action, but aren't so fond of the duration.

#46 Quest Hunter

  • Publisher: 2 Zombie Games
  • Platform: iOS
  • Country: Canada, Australia
Immerse yourself in this story-driven RPG and untangle your enemies' evil plans to save the world from eternal darkness. Dive into randomly generated dungeons, fight shoulder-to-shoulder with pals, upgrade your skills, and boss through different quests and puzzles.

#47 Rocksmith

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platform: iPad
  • Country: Canada
Ever wanted to learn guitar or bass? This may be a good way to do it as Ubisoft offers up four free songs and unlimited access to interactive lessons/practice tools in the Rocksmith style. You can purchase additional songs as optional IAPs.

#48 Rumble Star Soccer

  • Publisher: Frogmind
  • Platform: iOS
  • Country: Philippines, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Thailand, Vietnam
If you're sweet on soccer games and love physics-based gameplay, odds are you'll find this one a bit of a riot. Piece together your ultimate team of Rumble Stars, dominate the league table, and enjoy intense PvP battles as you hone your skills.

#49 Runway Story

  • Publisher: NEXON
  • Platform: iOS 
  • Country: Malaysia, Norway, Netherlands, Finland
Fashionable twins Jamie and Jerome need your help designing fantastic outfits across a variety of inspirations. Cute, fun, punky, you name it - you've got plenty to do.

To design clothing, you need to match blocks and travel the world in hundreds of challenges. Unlock more outfits as you go and work your way to becoming a design sensation. The world won't know what hit it.

#50 Sky

  • Publisher: thatgamecompany
  • Platform: iOS
  • Country: Philippines
Play this new social adventure together with your friends and family as you'll take to the skies and explore a stunning world together. Come together as a group to spread light to areas of darkness where it's needed most, and solve puzzles along the way.

#51 Survival City

  • Publisher: PlayStack Ltd
  • Platform: iOS
  • Country: Philippines
Fortify your safe zone and survive masses of flesh-hungry zombies in this upcoming base-builder. During the day you need to get as much done as possible before night falls and terror truly ensues. 

#52 Sun City: Green Story

  • Publisher: Plarium LLC
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Canada, Australia, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa, Ukraine
As a mix of eco-city builder and match three, you'll build up your metropolis by completing city tasks (which you'll complete by playing match three puzzles).

#53 The War of Genesis

  • Publisher: JoyCity
  • Platform: Android
  • Country: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines
Take control of your very own airship in this strategic MMORPG. Assemble your crew and Machina, end a generations-long war, and become an honorable figure in Antaria's history.

#54 Wild Guardians

  • Publisher: PlayStack Ltd.
  • Platform: iOS
  • Country: Philippines
Assemble a team of Guardians, throw up your own defences, fight fantastical monsters, and enjoy an epic adventure in this tower defence. Play through its single player campaign or take on others in multiplayer with over 20 Guardians, 45+ abilities, and more.

#55 World of Evolution

  • Publisher: Dikobraz Games
  • Platform: iPad/Android
  • Country: Australia, Canada, Britain, New Zealand, Philippines
Ever wanted to play God? Well, now you can. In World of Evolution, you can erect mountains and volcanoes, grow great forests, create vasts plains of sand, and golden fields across the world. You can also build up your own civilisation of people, creating life from ancient through to space-age.

#56 WWE Universe

  • Publisher: Glu Games
  • Platform: iOS
  • Country: New Zealand
If you're after an authentic WWE game on your phone, this is your chance to play as your favourite Superstars and deliver their signature moves. With one-touch controls at your disposal, kicking butt couldn't be simpler.


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Emily Sowden 17 October 2018
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