So, you like mobile games, huh? Well, you’ve come to the right place, as we absolutely love them. So much so that we’ve decided to create a list of all of the big new mobile games of 2021 so that you know what you’ve got to look forward to. We’ll even keep this updated as the year goes on, adding new releases as we discover them, so you’ll never miss out on an exciting new game to play.
It looks set to be a great year too, with the big new mobile games in 2021 including Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, Diablo Immortal, and Catalyst Black. That’s without even mentioning new games in the Pokémon, Warhammer, and Witcher universe also on the way.
However, if you’re the impatient type, we’ve got plenty of games to recommend you right now. We’ve rounded up the greatest the platforms have to offer with our best iOS games and best Android games lists, and you’ll find plenty to keep you busy in our best mobile RPGs and best mobile MMORPGs lists.
Here are the biggest new mobile games coming in 2021:
- Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier
- Castlevania: Moonlight Rhapsody
- Diablo Immortal
- Farlight 84
- Pokémon Unite
- Total War Battles: Warhammer
FINAL FANTASY VII: THE FIRST SOLDIER
Final Fantasy VII: The First Solider is a flashy battle royale game where you play as a soldier candidate kitted out with killer powers and an arsenal of lethal weapons. Prepare to see plenty of familiar locations and summons as you face off against other players in intense firefights. It’s currently expected to land later this year.
You can learn more about the Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier release date with help from our guide.
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis is a made-for-mobile single-player RPG that encompasses the entire Final Fantasy VII timeline. It’s somewhat reminiscent of the excellent Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition. Unfortunately, it’s not expected in 2021, but we’re excited about it nonetheless.
If you can’t wait to learn more, make sure you check out our Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis release date guide.
Castlevania: Moonlight Rhapsody
Do we need to say anything more than ‘new Castlevania game’? Moonlight Rhapsody is a brand new mobile instalment in the dark Gothic action-adventure series. Though we don’t know a whole lot about it, from the gameplay video we’ve seen it seems to have decent production values, and looks fairly similar to Symphony of the Night in terms of gameplay.
Though Moonlight Rhapsody is being developed for Chinese markets initially, we’re hopeful the game will head westwards soon after. Either way, it’s one to keep an eye on in 2021.
Taking place in between Diablo II and III, Diablo Immortal is a brand new and mobile-exclusive entry in the series. It shares a visual style with Diablo III, along with many of the classes, so long-term players will feel right at home.
But it’s not simply a shrunken down version of III for mobile. No, this is a full on MMORPG that takes place in a persistent online world. You can bring your friends along for the ride, or make whole new ones with ease.
Check out everything we know so far, including the Diablo Immortal release date, in our guide.
Mobile is a platform flush with battle royale games, but Lilith’s upcoming hero shooter, Farlight 84, looks like it’s trying to step things up a little. Though undoubtedly influenced by Fortnite in some regards, the game adds a focus on heroes and their abilities. Farlight’s post-apocalyptic setting also features some pretty wild weapons and vehicles, including giant walking spider tanks.
All in all, we’re expecting a strange combo between Fortnite, Brawl Stars, and Borderlands. Either way, it’s definitely one to keep an eye out for in 2021.
Pokémon Unite has lots of fun ideas, and switches the usual aggro-focused MOBA formula to be more about competing to catch Pokémon. The game is also set to be cross-platform between Switch and mobile, which should help to create a bustling in-game community. Pokémon Unite is expected to launch on mobile in September.
Total War Battles: Warhammer
Though Total War Battles: Warhammer changes the aesthetic to some extent, the fact it’s being made in partnership with Creative Assembly and Games Workshop as the third instalment in the Total War Battles series shows the amount of trust being placed with NetEase.
Hopefully, it’ll retain the same excellent combo of turn-based campaign and RTS battles that makes the Total War series so special. Either way, we’re expecting it in 2021.