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Looking back, May 2024 was an exciting month with new game releases and major changes in the industry. From popular new games to major company moves, here’s what happened in the world of mobile gaming. So in this article, I want to give a comprehensive overview of all the exciting gaming experiences the previous month had in store for us. Monthly roundup of mobile gaming news for May 2024.

Monthly Mobile Gaming News Roundup for May 2024

Week 1: 01 May to 07 May

Summary

Let’s summarize the first week: Need for Speed ​​​​for mobile will hit screens in China on August 31. Speaking of product launches: Star Wars: Hunters And Assassin’s Creed Mirage waiting for starts as Loop Hero, Dumb Ways to Survive, Earn to Die Rogue, Royal Revolt and others are going ahead with their anticipated releases. With pre-registrations open for Ash of Gods: Redemption And BattleTabs: PvP Communityand early access available for Against In India it was a solid first week.

Highlights

  • Need for Speed ​​​​Online Mobile launches in China: Need for Speed ​​​​Online Mobile is scheduled to release in China on August 31, 2024.
  • Official launch of Star Wars: Hunters confirmed: Star Wars: Hunters will officially be released on June 4, 2024.
  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage is coming to iPhone 15 and iPad: Assassin’s Creed Mirage will be released on June 6, 2024 for iPhone 15 and iPad.
  • Loop Hero now on mobile: Loop Hero, a retro-style dark fantasy game, is now available on Android and iOS.
  • Dumb ways to survive Netflix games: Dumb Ways to Survive, a spin-off of the viral sensation Dumb Ways to Die, has been released exclusively on Netflix Games.
  • Pokémon Card D Studio launched: 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 now available: Royal Revolt IP gets a new title after 10 years as Royal Revolt: A Trader’s Tale hits mobile.
  • Fallout Shelter sales increased tenfold: Fallout Shelter increased its daily sales tenfold after the premiere of the TV series.
  • Earn to Die Rogue coming soon: Earn to Die Rogue, a new zombie fighting action title, will officially be released on May 9, 2024 for Android and iOS.
  • Ash of Gods: Pre-registration for Redemption opens: 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 industry: Dubai is considering creating a $1 billion gaming sector and aims to become one of the top 10 cities in the industry by 2033.
  • Versus gets early access in India: Versus, a new fighting game based on Indian mythology, gets early access on Android in India.
  • Qualification for Pokémon UNITE World Championship India announced: Qualifiers for the 2024 Pokémon UNITE World Championship in India with a prize pool of $37,500 have been announced.
  • BattleTabs: Pre-registration open for the PvP community: BattleTabs: PvP Community, a turn-based competitive strategy title, is open for pre-registration.
  • Power Rangers: All Stars starts in South Korea: Power Rangers: All Stars, an RPG title based on the famous Power Rangers series, is officially released in South Korea.
  • Cheech & Chong’s Kush Kingdom now on mobile: Cheech & Chong’s Kush Kingdom, a new match-3 mobile game, is now available on Android and iOS.

Week 2: 08 May to 14 May

Summary

The second week started with the news that Mighty Doom was cancelled, but there were also positive new releases. Netflix revealed five new titles for May, while The Enchanted World came out for mobile, along with Solo Leveling: ARISE and Dawn of Ages: Medieval Games. To help push the industry forward, Dubai is introducing a gaming visa. SEGA’s Sonic Rumble is entering closed beta in the US, and there is also mention of a worldwide release of Persona 5: The Phantom X being considered.

In other news, Indonesia is considering banning popular battle royale Free Fire. Microsoft plans to launch an Xbox mobile gaming app store. Disney Frozen Royal Castle will soft launch in Canada and Free Fire will be adapted into an anime. Draconia Saga starts closed beta in Southeast Asia while Nexus: Nebula Echoes opens pre-registrations worldwide.

Highlights

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Week 3: May 15 to May 21

Summary

The third week of May 2024 saw some interesting news regarding mobile gaming. Pre-registrations for Ancient Seal: The Exorcist and the highly anticipated MOBA Honor of Kings have begun, inviting players to pre-register worldwide ahead of the June 20 release. Meanwhile, Ubisoft is expecting a strong fiscal 2025 with five titles, including The Division Resurgence and Rainbow Six Mobile.

AEW: Figure Fighters launched as ByteDance prepares to bolster its gaming operations, Angry Birds takes off on Google Play for Cars, EA Sports FC Tactical prepares for its launch, and Delta Force: Hawk Ops is getting ready for beta testing in China in June 2024. And for those eagerly awaiting developments in the industry, NetEase Connect 2024 had plenty to offer.

Highlights

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Week 4: May 22 to May 28

Summary

The fourth week began with Tencent’s Dungeon and Fighter Mobile being discontinued due to server issues, while Sony may bring PlayStation games to mobile 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, which clashes with the discontinuation of MARVEL Super War.

Also, there are rumors that Apple may allow third-party app stores in Japan, but big players like Microsoft and Meta are also in legal trouble, facing lawsuits over a tragic incident. Finally, Zenless Zone Zero is about to launch and the number of pre-registrations is huge.

Highlights

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Week 5: May 29 to May 31

Summary

The last three days of May 2024 have seen plenty of in-store deals on mobile games. India is taking steps to combat gaming addiction by setting time and spending limits. Meanwhile, Squad Busters is quickly rising to the top of the charts. Epic Games Store and Fortnite are gearing up to launch on iOS in the UK later this year, along with Command & Conquer: Legions; pre-registrations for the same are now open.

In addition, 2K Games has signed an official licensing deal with FIFA and Mojang Studios has teamed up with Netflix for an exclusive Minecraft series. LEGO Hill Climb Adventures will be released worldwide on mobile platforms, while rumors suggest Supercell could be working on a third-person shooter. YouTube unveils its playables catalog and KRAFTON and Com2uS are under investigation for alleged article manipulation. Unfortunately, Hypernova Studio, known for Mayanagari, is set to close down.

Highlights

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

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