Mobile gaming news roundup (November 2023): New releases, Industry movements and more

As we step into a fresh month, let’s reflect on the mobile gaming developments from the past month. The month of November 2023 turned out to be an absolute treat for mobile gaming enthusiasts, with a lineup of vibrant new titles hitting the scene and exciting news and announcements about upcoming mobile games. In this article, we 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 November 2023.

Monthly Mobile Gaming News Roundup for November 2023

Week 1: November 01 to November 07

Executive Summary

In the first week of November, HoYoverse made headlines as it took action against unauthorized servers for popular games Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail. Digimon Card Game teased fans with a new project scheduled for a 2024 debut, generating excitement in the gaming community. Meanwhile, FunPlus launched the strategy game Sea of Conquest on Android, and Art of Rally opened pre-registration for its retro racing game on both Android and iOS platforms. Other announcements included the pre-registration for Love and Deepspace, the early access of Soul Knight Prequel in the Philippines, and the upcoming release of Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley in 2024.

Highlights

Digimon Card game new project
Image via Bandai
  • Electronic Arts (EA) Q2 2024 Net Revenue: Electronic Arts reports $1.914 billion in net revenue for Q2 2024, with a significant portion coming from mobile titles.
  • Love and Deepspace Pre-Registration: Love and Deepspace, a semi-realistic 3D mobile game, opens pre-registration on Android and iOS.
  • Soul Knight Prequel Early Access in the Philippines: ChillyRoom’s pixel ARPG, Soul Knight Prequel, enters early access for Android users in the Philippines.
  • Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley Coming to Mobile in 2024: Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley, a musical adventure game, is set to release on mobile in 2024.
  • Fortnite OG season login issue debacle: The OG season of Fortnite experiences a surge in players, leading to login issues.
  • Zenless Zone Zero announced its second closed beta: Zenless Zone Zero announces its second closed beta test, with registrations opening from 4th November, 2023.
  • Cooking Fever Duels announced: Cooking Fever Duels, a new PvP cooking game, is scheduled for release in December 2023.
  • Fortnite Available on OPPO App Market for Android: Fortnite becomes accessible on the OPPO App Market for Android users in select regions.
  • NEWRP Closed Beta Test Announcement: NEWRP, an upcoming open-world RPG, announces its closed beta test for mobile.
  • Racing Master Fourth Closed Beta Test in the US: Racing Master opens its fourth closed beta test for Android users in the United States.
  • Sunday City Simulation Title Soft Launch for iOS: Sunday City, a new simulation title, undergoes a soft launch for iOS in select regions.

Week 2: November 08 to November 14

Executive Summary

The second week of November 2023 brought a plethora of Mobile Gaming News updates. The Division Resurgence announced its second Regional Beta starting on November 16th, while Crunchyroll introduced the exclusive Game Vault for its members. New game releases included Lost Future, Lightning Princess, Risk of Rain: Hostile Worlds, Tokyo Ghoul: Break the Chains, Frontline Hero Tower Defense, and Braid Anniversary Edition while Troopers Z underwent a soft launch in the US, and Project OC entered early access. Potion Permit, GreatKnights, and Bunker Wars opened pre-registrations. Notably, Epic Games filed a lawsuit against Google over alleged attempts to create a Fortnite monopoly.

Highlights

Project OC
Image via Netease
  • Project OC Early Access: Project OC, a brand new RPG title, enters early access for Android users in the US.
  • Frontline Hero Tower Defense Launch: Frontline Hero officially launches on Android.
  • Braid Anniversary Edition Launch Date announced: Braid Anniversary Edition is set to launch on April 30, 2024, across Mobile, PC, and Consoles.
  • Hades’ Star: DARK NEBULA Release: Hades’ Star: DARK NEBULA, the space strategy game, is now available on both Android and iOS.
  • Potion Permit Pre-registrations: Playdigious opens pre-registrations for Potion Permit, an upcoming RPG scheduled to launch on February 6, 2024.
  • GreatKnights Pre-registration: GreatKnights, an idle RPG title, opens pre-registration for Android users.
  • Bunker Wars Release: Azur Interactive releases Bunker Wars, a WW1 RTS game, now available on Android.
  • Doomsday Survivor: Zombie War Early Access: Doomsday Survivor: Zombie War, a survival strategy game, enters early access for Android users in the US.
  • Netflix Announces 7 New Titles for 2024: Netflix reveals plans for seven new titles in 2024, including the inclusion of the popular game Hades.
  • Honor of Kings Global Release Hints: Honor of Kings notifies players on region change, sparking speculation about a potential global release, and exciting fans worldwide.
  • Hello Neighbor Nicky’s Diaries Global Release: Hello Neighbor Nicky’s Diaries is set to globally release in December on Android and iOS.

Week 3: November 15 to November 21

Executive Summary

The third week of November 2023 showcased diverse Mobile Gaming News developments. Upcoming titles like Domino: The Little One and Forza Customs were announced, with Titan Quest: Ultimate Edition opening pre-registration. EA sparked excitement with the Pioneer Test announcement for Need For Speed Mobile, while Rainbow Six Mobile began its soft launch in LATAM. ByteDance hinted at a possible sale of MOONTON, and SEGA’s CEO expressed a desire to reach a broader audience in the mobile games market. G-STAR 2023 revealed numerous mobile gaming announcements.

Highlights

Refind Self
Image via PLAYISM
  • Atelier Resleriana Release: Atelier Resleriana, an epic RPG set in the popular Atelier universe, opens global pre-registration.
  • Endless Frost Early Access: Endless Frost mixes survival elements with strategy and is now available as Android early access in the US.
  • Seal Online Mobile Release: The Seal Online mobile version, Seal M, is to be released in Korea on November 30, 2023.
  • Mythwalker Closed Beta: Mythwalker, NantGames’s upcoming RPG title begins a closed beta test in select regions.
  • Horcrux College Beta: Horcrux College, a cyberpunk-themed RPG, opens a closed beta test for Android and iOS for the English server.

Week 4: November 22 to November 28

Executive Summary

As November approached its end, the Pokemon COO shared the vision of expanding the franchise for future generations. Clash of Clans fan site House of Clashers announced its closure after a decade. ByteDance announced its exit from the gaming industry, while Revelation M entered early access. Miracland Saga, Eroica, and GamingonPhone Awards 2023 nominations garnered attention. Project: Fun Party entered early access, NASCAR Manager entered early access, and Dark Slayer: AFK RPG achieved a global release. UEFA Euro 2024 was confirmed for FC Mobile 24 in Summer 2024.

Highlights

SpongeBob SquarePants – The Cosmic Shake cover
Image via HandyGames

Week 5: November 29 to November 30

Executive Summary

The final days of November saw the release of Black Clover Mobile: Rise of the Wizard King and the announcement of the shutdown of ONE PIECE: Thousand Storm, Crash Fever, Maika Fantasia, and Hero Cantare. GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition was set to arrive on mobile in December 2023. The winners of the Apple App Store Award 2023 were also announced, concluding a month filled with significant developments in the dynamic world of mobile gaming.

Highlights

Black Clover M Rise of the Wizard King Customer Support Guide Cover Photo
Image via Garena International II

That’s all for our Mobile Gaming News November 2023 roundup!

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