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Top 30 best soft launch mobile games for iPhone, iPad or Android

Top 30 best soft launch mobile games for iPhone, iPad or Android

The biggest games yet to launch on the global market

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Updated on September 27th, 2022

If you've been looking for something new and exciting, maybe something that isn't even available worldwide, and could well be the next big thing, then look no further, you've found the list of the best games currently in soft launch, and we've brought all of the best into one place.

Sometimes developers like to make sure the paying public is willing to play their game before they push it to every device in the world. And thus, we find ourselves with soft launch games. Available in just a handful of countries and regions, a soft-launched game is subject to drastic change as developers take on board customer feedback (and other metrics) to alter the game and ensure the best possible product is ready for when it goes to worldwide launch.

But here's the kicker - we can see when developers do that. And when you're looking at some of the big games, like the ones we have on this list, then you can find yourself getting very excited, and even a little jealous that you can't play it yet.

So to help you out a little, we've collected up a huge list of some of the biggest and best games currently available in soft launch, which you might well be able to get if you have the right Apple ID or Google Play account to download it with.

List of Android and iOS games in soft launch

As mentioned above, these TestFlight games are likely to change massively throughout their soft launch periods, and it's nigh-on impossible to keep up with their development for months at a time. Some of our info might therefore only be accurate at the time of writing - sorry about that! Do let us know in the comments and we'll work to get it fixed!
And if a game suddenly disappears, it might be because the developer has decided to stop development on it early and save themselves the cost of a big launch, or because the developer is gearing up for a big launch and wants to surprise the world. Whatever the case, we'll try and keep you updated when these things happen.

Whet your appetite enough yet? Dig into the list of games below and find out what you could be playing later this year, or right now if you've got the right account in the right region.

Original Post by Emily Sowden, historically updated by Ric Cowley and Harry Slater, now maintained by Dann Sullivan.
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1
NIKKE: Goddess of Victory

  • Publisher: Level Infinite
  • Platform: Android/iOS
  • Country: Closed Beta (Region restricted)

NIKKE is a visually-stunning new third person mobile shooter that brings together thrilling strategic combat with exciting gacha collecting mechanics, as players assemble and lead an army of advanced combat android (NIKKE) to repel an invading force. If bad-ass female robots with stunning anime-style designs are your thing then this will definitely be for you!

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2
Awakers

  • Publisher: Nelvis Games Inc.
  • Platform: iOS
  • Country: Phillippines

A real-time squad combat game which allows you to control a combination of 9 heroes in massive, open-world battles, all at once.

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3
Battle Bombers Arena

  • Publisher: Futureplay
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Ukraine, Finland, Poland

If you're after a game that's kind-of like Bomberman but with cute animals instead, you'll want to check out Battle Bombers Arena.

4
NBA Clash

Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Sports, Strategy
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NBA Clash
  • Publisher: Nifty Games
  • Platform: Android/iOS
  • Country: UK, France, Italy, Canada, and Australia

NBA Clash is a 3v3 basketball game where you assemble a team of the sports' current superstars and climb through the ranks. Each player will boast a special ability that could prove crucial to winning each match. Off the court, you can collect new players and upgrade your existing roster.

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5
Super Baseball League

Developer: Haegin
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Sports
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Super Baseball League
  • Publisher: HAEGIN
  • Platform: iOS
  • Country: Select Regions

HAEGIN has announced the upcoming launch of Super Baseball League, its colourful sports title that's now open for pre-registration on Google Play following a successful soft launch in select regions. The real-time multiplayer baseball game lets players participate in casual sports with single inning rules and easy controls.

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6
Garena Contra: Return

  • Publisher: Garena Games Online
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Malaysia, Macau, Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong

It's been a while, but some of you might remember Contra. Together with Konami and Tencent (Timi), the classic sequel is slowly rolling out on mobile.

Challenge yourself in intense PvP battles, pick your fighters, and stand side-by-side with the legends themselves, Bill and Lance.

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7
Gundam Supreme Battle

  • Developer: Bandai Namco
  • Platform: Android and iOS
  • Country: Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and Macau

Gundam Supreme Battle is a real-time action game that sees players pilot an array of Gundams. Whether you prefer a beam saber, a beam rifle, or a mega particle cannon, you'll be well catered for. You can explore a host of recognisable locations such as Jabro, Abaoaku, Yakindue and battle powerful bosses such as Big Jam and Psycho Gundam.

8
Opticale

  • Publisher: Furinkazan
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: France, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg

If you've got a device that can take it, Opticale is a mobile game based on AR and geolocation. Explore the astral world and discover what mysterious creatures are waiting to be found.

9
Talking Tom: Blast Park

  • Publisher: Outfit7
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Ukraine, Australia, Canada, Thailand, Slovenia, Netherlands, Israel, Sweden, Colombia

Not long passes between removing an Outfit7 game from this list and adding another, it seems. Talking Tom: Blast Park takes Talking Tom and his friends to their own theme parks & rides. You'll need to fight off The Rakoonz, who have invaded the park, in order to keep the animal friends safe.

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10
Battlefield Mobile

Developer: Industrial Toys
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Multiplayer, Shooter
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Battlefield Mobile
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Mexico, Colombia, Egypt, Iraq

The popular title has finally been announced for mobile, and it is as amazing as you might imagine. From the visuals to the gameplay, everything is as immersive as we've been accustomed to on the consoles, except a lot more tactile and at arms' reach, anytime. The game is currently available for alpha testing in selected countries, and will soon be (hopefully!) available worldwide, for everyone to enjoy.

11
Clash Mini

  • Publisher: Supercell
  • Platform: Android/iOS
  • Country: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Philippines, Chile, Singapore, Canada

It's a board strategy game that's using characters we already know very well from other Clash games. If you are eager to test it out, we have made a guide on how to download Clash Mini beta, so you can run through it quickly and try the game in case it's your cup of tea.

12
Call of Duty: Warzone

Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Shooter
Find out more about Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile
Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Platform: Android/iOS
  • Country: N/A (limited number of players via invitation only)

Another massive CoD title will bless our mobile gadgets in the (near) future under the name of Call of Duty: Warzone, better known as Call of Duty: Project Aurora. We don't have a lot of details right now, as the game is still undergoing a lot of updates and testing, but if you're eager to learn more about it, you can check out its TapTap page and pre-register.

13
Endless Survival

  • Publisher: Gameloft
  • Platform: iOS
  • Country: The Netherlands and the Philippines

We don't know much about Gameloft's Endless Survival, besides the fact it was recently renamed from Survive Together beyond it being a multiplayer game set in a world overrun with recently raised from the dead monsters. We'll be sure to keep an eye out on it for you, but if you're lucky enough to live in The Netherlands or The Philippines then feel free to dive in and give us the lowdown.

14
NBA All-World

Developer: Niantic
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Sports
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NBA All-World
  • Publisher: Niantic
  • Platform: Android/iOS
  • Country: Singapore

For the NBA enthusiasts worldwide looking to show off their hoop-throwing skills, NBA All-World comes with exciting one-on-one tournaments where players can compete against each other in real-time tournaments and earn unique drops and in-game apparel by completing various mini-games. In a way, it's sort of like the famous Pokemon GO (since it's the same developer), but basketball themed.

15
The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth

Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Card battler, RPG
The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth
  • Publisher: Capital Games
  • Platform: Android/iOS
  • Country: The Philippines

This strategy RPG featuring beloved characters from the worlds within Tolkien's books is a new and exciting title to look forward to in the future. Currently released in The Philippines and confirmed with a worldwide release, The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is a game many people (ourselves included) will dedicate a lot of time to. By all means, a title to look forward to!

16
LEGO Star Wars Battles

  • Publisher: Playdemic
  • Platform: iOS and Android
  • Country: India, Phillippines, Australia, New Zealand and Denmark

"What happens when an Ewok takes on a Tusken Raider? Can a flock of porgs tackle a stormtrooper in a standoff? Who would win in a showdown between Luke Skywalker and Boba Fett?

This is LEGO Star Wars Battles, a new mobile game that combines competitive combat, character collecting, and tower building with the classic charm and humor of LEGO. Lead an army of LEGO Star Wars characters into real-time multiplayer PvP battles in arenas inspired by iconic locations from throughout the galaxy. Collect and upgrade characters and vehicles and craft both light and dark side armies to take into battle. Build LEGO towers on the battlefield to strategically combat, defend, and capture territory as you push toward the enemy base to claim victory."

17
Yu-Gi-Oh! CROSS DUEL

Developer: Konami
Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Card battler
Find out more about Yu-Gi-Oh! CROSS DUEL
Yu-Gi-Oh! CROSS DUEL
  • Publisher: KONAMI
  • Platform: Android/iOS
  • Country: Hong Kong, Canada, Netherlands

While it doesn't feature a worldwide release JUST YET, this card battler has amassed a bigger following than you might imagine. From the classical card battler from back in the day, where players would physically collect thousands of cards and play against each other in face-to-face duels, the same concept has now been elevated in Yu-Gi-Oh! CROSS DUEL, so that players can collect their favourite cards and assemble their best decks and battle against each other in four-man online brawls, that can span all across the world.

The game will feature fantastic 3D animations and interactions, and if you're a long-time fan of the series, you will definitely love the immersive world CROSS DUEL will bring.

18
Ensemble Stars!!Music

Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: Music/Rhythm
Find out more about Ensemble Stars!!Music
Ensemble Stars!!Music
  • Publisher: Happy Elements
  • Platform: Android/iOS
  • Country: US, UK, Australia, Canada and 10 more countries

Ensemble Stars!! Music is an up-and-coming title that will make all players who've watched the Netflix show jump with joy at the news of a worldwide, global release. While the game is available in a lot of regions already, it is still not widely available for everyone. so if you're not in one of the countries it was released, hang tight. This rhythm-based game features beautiful 3D animations and original character voices - a true delight! Check it out and pre-register or download it via Google Play or App Store.

19
Torchlight: Infinite

Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: RPG
Find out more about Torchlight: Infinite
Torchlight: Infinite
  • Publisher: XD Entertainment
  • Platform: Android/iOS
  • Country: US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

Many players might be familiar with the Torchlight series by now - an aRPG where players have the freedom to build their own character and equip them with the skills and equipment of their choice, in order to conquer dungeons and aim for better loot. In Torchlight Infinite every player will choose one of the 5 heroes to start with (read our article on the best class to start in Torchlight Infinite if you're eager to check out the classes), and embark on challenging quests in the corrupted world of Amberons.

20
Project RushB

Available on: Android
Genre: Action, Shooter
Find out more about Project RushB
Project RushB
  • Publisher: Press Fire Games
  • Platform: Android/iOS
  • Country: Canada, Brazil, Philippines

If you're looking forward to some action, Project RushB is a 5v5 first-person shooter similar to other popular titles, more specifically Counter-Strike. You have a limited time to complete certain objectives for your team to win, and in order to do that, you can use various strategies and techniques, from setting up bombs, attacking enemy players, or setting up ambushes.

21
Sausage Man

  • Publisher: XD
  • Platform: Android
  • Country: Indonesia, Mayasia, Singapore

We've had battle royale titles about almost anything up until now, but there certainly hadn't been one where players take on the role of sausage people, battling in quick, competitive bouts.

You might have heard of Sausage Man before, it's been doing the rounds over on Tap Tap, in China, for a while now. This, however, is the first positive sign of it moving out to other regions, and ultimately the world.

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22
Black Clover Mobile

Available on: iOS + Android
Genre: RPG
Find out more about Black Clover Mobile
Black Clover Mobile
  • Publisher: Vic Game Studios
  • Platform: Android/iOS
  • Country: Japan

It shouldn't come as a surprise that a popular anime and manga title such as Black Clover has received a mobile adaptation. The game is not currently available in the West, but it will most certainly catch the world by storm once it releases globally. The game features fully 3D animations and renderings of the beloved characters, along with unique CVs, interactions and much more. It's a title that we will hopefully get to enjoy this year!

23
Transformers: Heavy Metal

  • Publisher: Very Very Spaceship
  • Platform: Android
  • Country: New Zealand, Philippines, Denmark, Netherlands, Malaysia

Niantic has teamed up with Hasbro to create a new augmented reality game called Transformers: Heavy Metal. This means players can expect to team up with the likes of Bumblebee and Optimus Prime whilst working for the Guardian Network. As you may have guessed from Niantic's involvement, Transformers: Heavy Metal will make use of real-world locations in its gameplay.

24
Fallout Shelter Online

  • Publisher: Gaea Mobile (Bethesda)
  • Platform: iOS & Android
  • Country: China, The Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea and Japan

We've known since March that the follow-up to Fallout Shelter was on the way, but the fact that three months on Fallout Shelter Online is already in soft-launch is quite notable. Well, it would be if it wasn't for the fact that game originally launched exclusively in China back in 2017.

There are notable changes to the game, mainly in how you collect heroes - if you are online then there's a gacha-style hero unlock system, and you'll feed those heroes into specific teams before sending them off to the waste.

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25
Train Riders

  • Publisher: Sybo
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: Canada, The Netherlands, Philippines, Belgium

Sybo, the creators of the famous Subway Surfers, have changed up the setting a little and made a few new technology changes for Train Riders. We've not managed to get our hands on the game yet, but I think we're all hoping that they can capture the spirit of the original.

26
Pirate Evolution

  • Publisher Gram Games
  • Platform: Android
  • Country: Singapore, Netherlands, Austria and South Africa

The next big game to come out of Merge Dragons creators Gram Games looks to be an exploration-based game set within the Age of Sail. Pirate Evolution has players exploring over a hundred islands, battling enemies and upgrading their ship in order to conquer the seven~ish seas.

27
Omega Legends

  • Publisher: Skyunion Hong Kong
  • Platform: Android & iOS
  • Country: South America, SEA

A sci-fi battle royale shooter, Omega Legends pits players against each other in battles with 99 oppositions. It's apparently going to be filled with heavily tweaked character classics which cover a full spectrum of playstyles. Notably, as it's based in the near future, the combat will revolve around modern weapons and modern sidearms.

In addition to the standard survival mode, there's also a Covert Operation mode.

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28
Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales

  • Publisher: Next Games
  • Platform: iOS & Android
  • Country: Poland

In these modern times of heavy licensing there are few things which could catch most people aside, but the combination of the popular Netflix IP, Stranger Things, with a the free-to-play puzzle RPG space is something which feels wholly unprecedented. That said, I'm very interested in seeing how the IP is used to its fullest extent within a space which is known for reskining and palette-swapping enemies in order to pad out the roster. Definitely one to watch.

Below is some gameplay, courtesy of the IOSTouchPlayHD channel.

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Cybernom

  • Publisher: ZeptoLab
  • Platform: iOS/Android
  • Country: United Kingdom

Om Nom is back, however this time he's a bit closer to Stealth Espionage Action rather than being up to his traditional candy consuming or rope cutting antics. In Cybernom you'll move him around, hack terminals and outwit the various defences of a futuristic office-complex/sinister-lair.

There's some footage below, courtesy of iOSTouchPlayHD on Youtube.

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30
XCOM Legends

  • Publisher: Take Two
  • Platform:Android
  • Country: Malaysia and The Philippines

XCOMs next foray into mobile steps away from the tactical gameplay we are used to seeing, and instead toward the gacha-powered, team-based RPG that we've seen popularized by games like RAID: Shadow Legends.

Gameplay is already starting to come out for the game, which can be currently be played via Google Play in The Philippines.and Malaysia. Keep your eyes on the site, as we'll have our opinions out on it shortly.

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