2023 seems to be a great year with a bunch of great titles set to land on mobile, from Final Fantasy VII: Ever Criss, Honkai Star Rail, to DC Heroes & Villains. That’s without even mentioning a new game in the Monster Hunter series is also on the way. So much so that we decided to create a list of all of the big new mobile games coming in 2023, so that you know what you’ve got to look forward to.
No further ado, let’s go!
Biggest Mobile Games of 2023
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis is a single-player RPG that encompasses the entire Final Fantasy VII timeline. Tetsuya Nomura revealed that Ever Crisis is a free-to-play title with gacha mechanics that unlock special weapons and costume sets.
Take a look at our Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis release date guide to learn more about the upcoming title.
Honkai Star Rail
After having a whale of a time (despite no whaling allowed pre-release) in the beta of the game, I can safely say Honkai Star Rail is going to be one of the biggest mobile releases in 2023. This 3D, turn-based action-adventure takes elements we love from Honkai Impact 3rd and Genshin Impact, and puts a fresh spin on them with an intriguing narrative, a gorgeous aesthetic, and awesome characters. Check out our Honkai Star Rail preview to find out more.
DC Heroes & Villains
I tend to avoid match-three puzzlers like the plague, which makes it all the more surprising that one of my most anticipated mobile games for next year is part of this genre. DC Heroes & Villains promises to blend match-three puzzler mechanics with RPG components in a unique first for this grisly universe.
Of course, the fact this is a DC game has me excited, especially as I’m the third wheel in Joker and Harley’s relationship. This brings me nicely to the main reason for my excitement, you don’t have to be the hero. Instead, you can be a villain, and let’s be honest, they have way more fun.
Monster Hunter Mobile
It’s been slow work, but the Monster Hunter franchise has grown in notoriety and quality over the years thanks to a steady string of quality games, and a dedicated and passionate fan base. Both World and Rise have done wonders (sadly the movie is best not talked about), and it now looks like the Monster-bashing franchise is ready to take on mobile.
With such a strong selection of creatures and the gameplay feeling the sharpest it ever has, it’s going to be really fun to see how Capcom approach the mobile market, and just where this franchise could go in the future.
Harry Potter: Magic Awakened
It’s been a bumpy ride for Harry Potter fans with so many games dipping into the Harry Potter universe that either took too many creative liberties or left you with nothing but half-baked gameplay. But it looks like the pattern is finally going to break now that we have some promising prospects on the horizon: an open-world action RPG console/PC title, Hogwarts Legacy, in 2023, and an online mobile card-battler RPG, Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, headed our way this year.
The online mobile card-battler RPG is currently out in select countries in Asia, experiencing a positive reception since launch that commends the game for its polished gameplay and impressive visuals. Harry Potter: Magic Awakened is firmly launching in 2023 after the sad news of its delay in late 2022. But pre-registration remains open, so you can sign up now to ensure you get all the benefits and be ready when it fully releases.
In the middle of this year, we were hit with the surprise news that the famous puzzle-platformer horror adventure game is making its way to mobile. Little Nightmares won the best Indie game in 2016 at Gamescom and spawned a well-received sequel Little Nightmares II a few years later. And note, this isn’t the first mobile appearance by the famous cute and eerie game series. We had the series’ prequel, Very Little Nightmares, land on Android in 2019. The port of Little Nightmare from the console and PC version is coming to Android in winter (2023), so keep an eye out.
Right now, Valorant is only on PC, so a mobile release would mean players who don’t own a gaming rig can finally try out Valorant. Valorant is a 5v5 CS: GO-styled hero shooter where you face off against opponents on the attack or defense; combine your skill with your quick thinking, and you’ll truly feel at home while playing Valorant. The game on PC is also known for its aggressive anti-cheat measures, meaning you can expect Riot Games to put that same level of care into the mobile port.
Valorant Mobile was announced in 2021, and we already know that smaller-scale beta tests have been conducted, and there’s still room for an accessible beta release date in the next few months. The release window was between 2022 and 2023, but now that 2022 is over with, the date is narrowed down to 2023. So expect news on beta tests to come in the meantime.
Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade
Ubisoft’s latest Assassin’s Creed title is set to take place during Ancient China. Character creation and open-world gameplay will appear in this mobile iteration, so expect a full-fledged triple AAA Assassin’s Creed game this time. The game is free-to-play and shouldn’t feel much different in quality from the former console title entries, so anyone looking to get their feet wet into Assassin’s Creed should look forward to this one. There is no set release yet; besides, it is “coming soon,” leading toward a potential launch for this year.
Mortal Kombat: Onslaught
Mortal Kombat: Onslaught is the newest title to release since Mortal Kombat Mobile, a game that saw millions of downloads when it first launched; in Onslaught, players are tasked to create a dream team of fighters to defend against the impending threat. The game will feature a strategic team-based collection and fast-paced group melee combat gameplay as the core focus for this entry. Onslaught is already in testing in select regions, but expect the game to have a global launch in 2023.
Most of 2023 biggest mobile games list has yet to announce launch dates. However, we will update the list now and then as the year goes on. So make sure you bookmarked Appvn.net not to miss any hot releases.