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All the announcements for mobile at NetEase Connect 2023

NetEase Connect 2023 streamed this weekend, bursting with over ten updates to games and a handful of new titles for us to pore over and explore.

Harry Potter Magic Awakened art as featured in the NetEase Connect event

NetEase Games, global game developer and publisher of many popular titles, streamed the NetEase Connect event this weekend, showcasing a heap of fresh titles, such as Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, sure to make their way onto our best mobile games list.

The stream showcases a whopping 19 games – including five new reveals – that NetEase has coming up, along with an update to their global esports strategy. Updates for eagerly awaited games like Dead by Daylight Mobile, Justice, and Harry Potter: Magic Awakened are also on the cards, along with many other games spanning quite a few genres.

If you’ve not heard of these titles, let us fill you in. Justice Mobile is a new MMORPG set in a world of magic, mythology, and martial arts. Harry Potter: Magic Awakened takes us to Hogwarts in a different capacity – combining card collecting and MMORPG elements to make an original wizarding adventure.

When was the NetEase Connect 2023 livestream?

This year’s NetEast Connect event took place on Saturday, May 20, 2023. It streamed at 10:30 PST, 13:30 EDT, and 18:30 BST for us across the pond. 

Where can I watch the NetEase Connect 2023 livestream?

If you missed the livestream, you can catch up on NetEase’s YouTube channel at the link below.

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NetEase Connect 2023 highlights

Here are the mobile game highlights from this year’s presentation that you may have missed.

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Identity V

Identity V, NetEase’s first asymmetrical 1v4 horror game, revealed a bunch of fresh content. This includes two more survivors, Cheerleader and Aeroplanist Charles Holt, and a new hunter, Opera Singer Sangria. The trailer also revealed the characters for the Angels of Death crossover event, and two upcoming crossovers with Sanrio characters and Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony.

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NetEase’s flagship MMO Justice debuts on mobile in Mainland China on June 30, 2023, bringing its stunning environments and characters based on ancient China to even more players. The dev team is aiming to ‘make MMO great again’ – their words, not ours!

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Legendary composers Hans Zimmer and Steve Mazzaro took us behind the scenes on creating the stunning music for Ashfall, a cross-platform post-apocalyptic MMORPG developed by Legendary Star Studio. Pre-registration is open now on the Ashfall website, and you can sign up to participate in the beta test, which takes place in July 2023.

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Harry Potter: Magic Awakened

We got to see even more content from the upcoming Harry Potter mobile game, including character customisation, the Forbidden Forest adventure, and a rhythm minigame connected to the Yule Ball. Pre-registration is open now on the official website, and we have a feeling the release date is just around the corner as NetEase dropped a redemption code during the livestream.

For two weeks after the game launches you can use the code HPMAMAGIC to redeem 50 gems and 1k gold in-game.

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Dead by Daylight Mobile

If you’re a fan of asymmetrical horror, Dead by Daylight Mobile is a great game for you. NetEase announced the new season ‘Dark Trails’, as well as new characters and outfits for your hunters and survivors.

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Lost Light

Ultra-competitive shooter Lost Light revealed an all-new map, a pet system, spray can customisation for weapons, and technical glasses to enhance your gameplay. The developers also dropped a redemption code. Use code FIREFLY2023 for some exclusive rewards. We don’t know when this runs out, so act fast!

We were treated to trailers and behind the scenes footage from a bunch of other upcoming NetEase titles including Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, Eggy Party, Dunk City Dynasty, and Mission Zero, which all look super fun. You can find more information on all of these games and more on NetEase’s website and social media channels.

That’s a wrap on the NetEase Connect 2023 presentation. While you wait for these awesome games to launch, check out all the working Genshin Impact codes and Honkai Star Rail codes for free currency, and more pulls.