Thanks to hit franchises like Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry, Ubisoft is one of the biggest video game publishers in the world. While it is better known for its PC and console titles, it is no stranger to mobile. The company’s Hungry Shark Evolution has managed to have over 100 million downloads on Google Play alone, while titles like Just Dance Now, Rayman Adventures, Trials Frontier each now have over 10 million downloads on Google Play. Ubisoft has been one of the more active traditional game publishers as far as embracing mobile goes, and it has a number of games in its pipeline.
This list takes a look at 4 games that are in different stages of their soft launch phase. Some have only been available for a short period of time, while one is already accepting pre-registrations for its global launch. Please note that Ubisoft has shown a preference for lengthier soft launches, so just because a game is available in Australia today doesn’t mean that gamers in the U.S. or Germany should expect to see it in their neck of the woods anytime soon. As with most publishers, Ubisoft’s typical soft launch regions include Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.
Please note that this list does not include any titles from Ketchapp. While the prolific arcade game publisher is owned by Ubisoft, it is distinct from its parent company.
Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians
Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians is a hero collection gacha game in the same vein as Com2uS’ Summoners War. Players collect and power up their team of creatures and take on waves of enemies, big and small, in the game’s various modes. The game includes PVP and live events alongside its standard PVE content. Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians will have its global launch on May 31, 2018. It is already available in a number of countries including Canada, parts of Europe and some Southeast Asian countries. Pre-registration is available in other regions.
Hungry Dragon is the next game in Ubisoft’s popular Hungry Shark series. Players take control of a dragon and go on to terrorize medieval villages and feast on the flesh of the game’s citizens in order to level up. The game has multiple dragons to play as, costumes, pets, and a variety of enemies that will try to clip your wings. Hungry Dragon is free to play and contains in app purchases. It is already available in some countries including Australia, and the Philippines.
Assassin’s Creed Rebellion
Assassin’s Creed Rebellion combines the room building and management found in titles like Fallout Shelter with hero collection and a host of turn based levels that players will need to play through. The management component is fairly standard stuff, and it is neither deep nor bothersome enough to make or break the game. The game’s core is collecting and powering up a brotherhood of assassins from the Assassin’s Creed universe and taking them into different stages.
The game’s stages themselves amount to a series of turn based dice rolls based on your character’s abilities. Players will need to use their team of handpicked assassins to disarm traps, sneak past enemies, pull off acrobatic maneuvers and more. Each of these actions will either succeed or fail based on their character’s skills and chance. It is not the deepest system, and it may quickly get repetitive. Assassin’s Creed Rebellion is free to play and contains in app purchases. It is already available in select countries including Sweden and New Zealand.
Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak
Last on the list is a game that is already available for a large portion of the world. ShadowBreak combines the unit summoning strategy mechanics of titles like Clash Royale with snipers. Players take the role of a commander & sniper, where they will need to simultaneously worry about summoning units and shooting their enemies. At the same time players need to be cautious about their opponent shooting them and taking them out of commission for a few seconds while they respawn. The sniping adds a much needed extra layer of strategy and tension to a well worn formula. Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak is free and contains in app purchases. It is already available in a lot of countries including Canada, Sweden, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, and parts of Southeast Asia.