NetEase Games, one of the largest video game developers and publishers in the world, is back with another NetEase Connect showcase to not only share updates on existing and upcoming games, but also to unveil brand new, never-before-seen games. From Harry Potter: Magic Awakened to NARAKA: BLADEPOINT to The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War and Once Be Human, there were a variety of games worth checking out this year.
IGN Japan was there to see all of the NetEase Games titles reviewed in NetEase Connect 2022, and we’ve rounded them all up for you below so you don’t miss a thing.
Harry Potter: Magic Awakens
Harry Potter: Magic Awakened is an upcoming immersive trading card RPG set in the magical world of Harry Potter, coming to PC and mobile in 2022. Players become a young witch or wizard who has just been accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the journey begins with customizing your character, buying school supplies in Diagon Alley, from the sorting hat to a house be sorted and compete in the duel club.
As players engage in captivating new stories, they will meet familiar faces from the original Harry Potter series, learn spells and spells, complete challenging trials and duel other players. Harry Potter: Magic Awakened will also support cross-platform play and will soon be heading to more global markets, having magically taken mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan by magic storm with over 50 million downloads.
NARAKA: BLADE POINT
NARAKA: BLADEPOINT is a mythical 60-player PvP action battle royale game that has sold over six million copies in just 90 days. It’s slated to be available on mobile soon, and NetEase Connect 2022 was able to present not only exclusive new gameplay footage, but also a brand new hero in Takeda, a samurai inhabited by a demon and equipped with a katana and armor.
The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War
The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War brings the world of legendary author JRR Tolkien to life on mobile through a geostrategic seasonal wargame. Rise to War is packed with tons of content for you to try IGN’s beginner’s guide to getting started today.
be human for once
Once Be Human was revealed exclusively during NetEase Connect 2022. It’s a new strange survival game in which players have to collect resources and try to fight against the unknown danger. Once Be Human takes place 40 years after the end of civilization. In this world, a mysterious silver door opened, bringing with it stardust that polluted the land and created hordes of horrific monsters. The last hope for humanity are those with special powers called the afterlife, whose hearts and minds are still the continuation and goal of human civilization. For more details, please follow Once Be Human on IGN Summer of Gaming this June.
Mission Zero is another new game that is a 2v4 competitive stealth game where players act as either an invader or a pursuer. Through infiltration, hacking and high-risk escapes, the best team will emerge victorious. Tasked with blending into a disguised environment, four invaders must work together to recover confidential information. Two trackers must find and apprehend these invaders before completing their mission.
ZOZ: Last hour
ZOZ: Final Hour is another brand new game that debuted at NetEase Connect 2022, and it’s a third-person shooting game with an exciting twist. You and 14 other mercenaries infiltrate the zombie-infested city of San Yager to stop the undead menace and collect valuable Blood Crystals. Zombies aren’t the only threat, however, as your teammate can choose to betray you at any time. Additionally, players who die during gameplay will return as zombies, complete with new abilities and infinite respawns.
Dead by daylight mobile
Dead by Daylight Mobile launched NetEase Connect in 2022, celebrating its recent launch in Japan and Southeast Asia. NetEase plans to continue working closely with Behavior Interactive to add meaningful content to the game, and the team teased that there will be an “exciting update” for Dead by Daylight Mobile in the West in the near future and a test for that update will be “very , show up very soon”.
LifeAfter enters its fourth year in 2022 and the open-world doomsday survival game for PC and mobile is expected to receive a new expansion with a vast ocean for players to explore. With over 200 million registered players and the recent launch of The Revenant 2021 update that allows players to become a half-human/half-zombie hybrid, now may be the perfect time for those who haven’t tried LifeAfter yet.
Infinite Lagrange is a sci-fi grand space simulation mobile game and its universe is shaped by the millions of players who inhabit it. With the recent Identity Agreement update, the game allowed players to choose different identities and use different abilities embedded in those identities to better explore the universe. This summer, Infinite Lagrange will introduce the “Legacy” concept, allowing players to search for legacy items and use them to develop their own military forces.
Badlanders is a new next generation survival shooter competitive game, now available for PC and mobile. In Badlanders, 25 players compete to be the best and must kill and steal other players’ loot to ensure victory. The game features a selection of realistic, real-world weapons and an open game economy that encourages players to invest to upgrade their arsenal and start the next fight with an advantage.
Identity V is a unique asymmetric game that features rich character stories with immersive gameplay. The game will feature a crossover event with Japanese steam punk artist Mitsuji Kamata. In addition, the photographer’s costume from the ONCE series will be available for detectives in the future.
After the initial release in China, Tank Company will launch worldwide in the near future, introducing even more players to this online multiplayer game, pitting 15 players against 15 others in a selection of real historical tanks from WWII and the Cold War a variety of cards. Players will also be able to upgrade and customize their tanks, in addition to joining a clan and exploring scorching deserts, snowy cities and much more.
Ace Racer will leave Early Access, presenting players with the full version of this over-the-top, high-speed racing game where cars smash through walls, transform as you drive, and even hurtle into the sky. Take to the streets of Tokyo, California, Shanghai and more and become the best racer in the world.
Vikingard was first shown at NetEase Connect 2021 and is back this year after its release on March 21, 2022. This mobile simulation RPG, which puts you in charge of a Viking tribe fighting for glory, allows players to travel across Scandinavia and Europe in search of
Fight as you grow your tribe, form alliances and conquer new lands. You can even forge romances and raise pets. In June, Vikingard will also receive the Midsummer expansion, which will expand the game world even further.
Lost Light is a survival shooter for PC and mobile that is currently in open beta. In Lost Light, players take on the role of a member of the Firefly Squad at war with the Marauders in a post-apocalyptic future. Players are encouraged to choose their own paths to survive in the so-called “exclusion zone” – which allows you to either scavenge for resources or fight with others to loot their scarce items. Lost Light offers a PvPvE experience that also features cross-platform play on PC and mobile.
Lost Light is launching its first iOS trial in Q3 2022, and those watching NetEase Connect 2022 can redeem a limited in-game bundle containing essential items to improve the efficiency of their Shelter upgrades.
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