Light Chaser is a Chinese developed mobile MMORPG where players traverse a huge open world to complete dungeons, kill world bosses, and meet others. Join guilds, battle other players and get married in this social focused MMORPG.
Publisher: Eyougame Playerbase: Medium Type: Mobile MMORPG Release Date (Global): July 30, 2018 Pros: +Cute character design. +Open world. +Marriage system. +PvP Modes. Cons: -Autoplay heavy. -Clunky UI. -Gender locked classes. -Dated graphics. -Pay-to-win elements.
Mia Online is a mobile MMORPG with a strong focus on PvP and cooperative gameplay. Team up against other nations in huge PvP battles, and travel the vast open world to defeat massive bosses.
Publisher: 7 Senses Playerbase: Medium Type: Mobile MMORPG Release Date: December 14th, 2018 Pros: +Open world. +Varied PvP, including open world PKing. Cons: -Generic music and art. -Cluttered UI. -Pay-to-win elements.
Sins Raid is a mobile MMORPG where players collect heroes to build up a team and slay difficult bosses. Collect and level up uniquely designed heroes to defeat the God of Death and cleanse the world of corruption.
The classic tactical RPG series Langrisser gets a mobile release on January 22nd. The mobile version aims to stay faithful to the original's gameplay, keeping its terrain effects and customizable class trees intact, as well as the original composer. The game's class system, like the main series, lets players upgrade and change each hero's class based on the situation and strategize accordingly.
Unit types against theory, terrain elements and strategy planning are critical to success
Perfectly re-experience over 300 classic levels
Original Langrisser class transfer system with over 80 heroes for an almost infinite number of battle combinations.
Popular characters of original series return
Original PVP battle system
Original score by composer Noriyuki Iwadare
Classic background music of past series
The Langrisser series debuted in 1991, and has since become a mainstay in the genre, with five main titles in the series and many remakes and spinoffs.
GunboundM is a mobile online turn-based tactics game where players take control of vehicles called 'Mobiles' to shoot opponents in PvP battles. Build up a team and dominate foes in this sequel to the PC classic GunBound.
Publisher: DargomStudio Playerbase: Medium Type: Mobile RPG Release Date (Global): June 23, 2017 Pros: +Variety of Mobiles and weapons. +Challenging Real-time PvP. +Fast Shot bonus. Cons: -Poor English translation.
Despite being scheduled to come out in 2017, RuneScape's long requested mining and smithing overhaul is finally out now in January 2019. The leveling process is made easier, lowering the level requirement of many smithing recipes. Each smith also takes more time but gives more experience, with the option to manually interact with the forge to speed up the process. Four new tiers of weapons and armor have been introduced, up to level 99.
Mining rocks no longer deplete, letting players mine now while AFK. Sometimes another rock will sparkle, giving you a boost to experience and ore progress. There's also a small bonus when clicking on every four ticks of the rock, so it still rewards interacting with the game.
The upcoming action-RPG Breach shows off its new class, Elementalist, which uses nature spells to deal damage and protect allies. The class can summon meteors on enemies, use Quake to knock them back, and even revive and heal allies with Elemental Quintessence.
Breach is a third person co-op action RPG with both modern Earth and mythological elements, with modern classes like Engineer and Sniper that contrast classes like Lich and Necromancer. Breach enters paid Steam early access in January 2019, and is planning to launch as free-to-play before summer 2019.
Despite its growing age, RuneScape is doing better than ever. Its recent launch of Old School RuneScape on mobile gave the game a hefty boost pushing the total subscriber count to over 1 million. The game's mobile launch has been a huge success as it reached over 5 million installs since launch and pushed the franchise to its highest ever monthly active user figure.
"2018 was a fantastic year for our RuneScape games, which have truly come of age. The franchise has been growing consistently for five years, and we’ve seen a surge of further community growth with the move to mobile. Old School RuneScape’s successful mobile launch was made possible by our incredible team who’ve been able to make this classic game play smoothly in a mobile form-factor, and which allows players to enjoy the convenience of completely interoperable PC to mobile cross-play. This achievement showcases our living games philosophy; bringing deeply engaging community experiences to players wherever they are."
-Phil Mansell, CEO, Jagex
RuneScape's continuing success shows that older MMORPGs that still have a lot of life ahead of them. Games like Runescape, World of Warcraft, and EverQuest are all over 14 years old yet remain popular. RuneScape in particular is at the peak of its popularity and success despite celebrating its 18th anniversary this last week.
Interesting Runescape Figures:
More than 5million installs of Old School RuneScape on iOS and Android since launch
The RuneScape franchise achieved the highest ever paid membership total in its history over the Christmas period, surpassing previous record set in 2008
Cumulative lifetime revenue for the RuneScape franchise passed $1billion
Monthly active users more than doubled over the year with big gains in the last quarter
Highest ever attendance for annual player convention RuneFest
More than 100 new hires were added to the Jagex team
Blackshot M: Gears, a mobile release of the PC lobby FPS Blackshot Revolution, is now playable in the Philippines in English. It's currently only available in the Philippines during beta testing, but will be available more widely sometime in the near future. Blackshot M is designed to be fast paced but intuitive for new players. The game has a post-apocalyptic setting with 4v4 PvP combat. It features a unique card system, letting players collect character, weapon, and gear cards to choose the character and loadout. Cards of the same type can then be combined to level them up.
Blackshot M: Gears is developed by the Korean company Vertigo Games, the same developer as Blackshot: Revolution. Both games share a similar sci-fi military setting and fast paced gameplay.
Pocket Luna is a mobile MMORPG with a focus on socializing, collecting cute outfits, and completing dungeons. Marry other players, relax in a hot spring with guildmates, and defeat cute monsters in this colorful anime inspired mobile spin-off of Luna Online.
Publisher: X.D. Global Playerbase: Medium Type:Mobile MMORPG Release Date (Global): Dec 12, 2018 Pros: +Social and dating focus. +Upgradeable AI companions. +Job switching. +Cute chibi art style. Cons: -Limited character customization. -Stamina system.