World of Warcraft has been around for nearly two decades, but it will finally be coming to mobile platforms in 2022. The reveal is set to formally happen in May of this year, after a substantial update to the main game (and Hearthstone). It’s a busy time for the big daddy of MMOs, with April also seeing a new expansion reveal. And, of course, there’s competitive action with the Arena.
It’s slightly odd that it’s taken so long to get WoW on mobiles, given the game came out in 2004. Details on what the mobile version will look like remain scant, but with hefty resources and years of development available hopes are high. The actual release date remains under wraps but has been confirmed as being sometime this year.
Sakura Fortune 2
It isn’t only in video gaming that new releases are anticipated for mobile in 2022, but also casino gaming. New slots come out consistently, and one of the most eagerly expected is Sakura Fortunes 2, by Quickspin. Due for release in April, this is the sequel to the original game that came out in 2017. Filled with eastern style, and starring a warrior princess, the slot will feature an unusual reel array. While there will be the standard five reels, these will come with rows of three for the first and last reels and four for the central reels, with 576 ways to win. Wilds, free spins, scatters, and a higher maximum payout than the original are all included.
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Cookie Run: OvenSmash
Pencilled in for the latter half of 2022, Cookie Run: OvenSmash puts together delicious treats with brawling action. It’s one of three Cookie Run games set for release in the near future (the others being Cookie Run: Witch’s Castle, and a currently untitled game). OvenSmash is designed to be a multiplayer arena, in which players can pick their own Cookie. Each one comes with a unique set of skills and features (in common with the usual approach taken by such games). It will come out for mobile devices, as well as Steam, in the second half of the year.
We currently have no date for Witch’s Castle (or platform confirmations) but it’s possible that it could come out this year. This game is focused on adventure and puzzles, and players will be able to design rooms for their cookies.
Just Cause: Mobile
The Just Cause series began way back in 2006, and its latest iteration, set for release sometime in 2022, is Just Cause: Mobile. Because it’s exclusively for mobile platforms (as implied by the name) players will not have any worries about porting issues. There will be a variety of game modes for gamers to sink their teeth into, including a story campaign, and competitive multiplayer with up to 30 players at once. Four player co-op is also on the gaming menu and Just Cause: Mobile will be free to play (with in-app purchases). One of the more intriguing features is the variety of movement possible via parachute, wingsuit, and grapple, plus you can customize your characters. So if shooting is your jam then Just Cause: Mobile might just be the thing to scratch that itch.
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis
Another game that is scheduled for release this year (although the precise date remains unknown) is Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis. This single-player mobile game comes in the wake of the phenomenally successful remake of Final Fantasy VII and features a more chibi style of character design. Graphically, it’s kind of like a souped-up version of the original and may tickle the fancy of those with nostalgic memories of the original release way back when. It seems probable the game will come out on a free-to-play basis. Unlocking weapons may involve money, however, (it remains to be seen if outfits will also be buyable). One major plus is that, in addition to covering the remake (with extra dungeons, seemingly), other FFVII franchise entries such as Advent Children, Before Crisis, Crisis Core, and Dirge of Cerberus will be covered. In short, if you’re the kind of person who knows the words to One Winged Angel, you won’t want to miss this.
This immensely popular PC shooter will be accessible on mobile platforms this year, though the month and day of release are as yet unknown. Teams of five compete against one another in this first-person FPS, with every player taking the role of an agent. Agents feature their own particular set of abilities (powered by charges) and unique ultimate abilities too. Round by round better weaponry and abilities can be unlocked with in-game currency (with more awarded the better you performed in the round just finished). As details are a little thin on the ground right now it’s uncertain if the full roster of 18 agents will be available on mobile at launch but one would imagine so. And, in the meantime, you can join the likes of Henry Cavill, Cameron Diaz, Mila Kunis, and other celebrities playing World of Warcraft.
From classic RPGs to shooters, slots, and more, 2022 is going to see a lot of great releases for mobile platforms, none more anticipated than Warcraft Mobile.