2021 is shaping up to be a great year for mobile gaming – or so I hope. There are lots of new interesting MMO games coming out on mobile in 2021 and I’m going to share with you the list of the best ones I’ve come across so far.
Odin: Valhalla Rising
Odin: Valhalla Rising is a mobile MMO coming out in the second half of 2021, and it’s based on Norse mythology. It will take place across four different worlds: Midgard, Jotunheim, Nidavellir, and Alfheim. Each world will have a unique style, unique cities, interesting NPCs and epic monsters and bosses. As you would expect from this type of setting, players will likely be able to interact with gods and goddesses like Odin, Loki, Freya, and Heimdall, and other characters of myth.
The player can choose one of four different classes: Warrior, Sorceress, Priest, and Rogue. The classes are pretty standard for MMOs so, despite not having a lot of information about each class, I’m guessing they’ll be up to the archetypical playstyles we are accustomed to from other games.
Another feature of Odin: Valhalla Rising is the massive open world with no loading screens. There will be dozens of instanced dungeons and large-scale PvP content available to players from launch.
I know, I know, I mentioned this game in my 2020’s upcoming games list, butWarhammer: Odyssey was postponed so here we are. The developers haven’t shared a lot of info on what the game will be like, but we do know that it will be set in some of the most iconic locations of the Warhammer universe, and that it will feature classic MMO mechanics, such as PvE, PvP, crafting, guilds, and so on.
All in all, Warhammer: Odyssey is looking good. As a Warhammer fan, I can’t wait to play it.
Here’s some good news for Diablo fans who have phones: Diablo Immortal is finally drawing closer to a release announcement. If this is the first you’re hearing of it, Immortal is a mobile-only sequel to Diablo II: Lord of Destruction and a prequel to Diablo III. The Worldstone is in pieces, but its many pieces and fragments still contain a lot of corrupted power, frequently giving rise to ancient monsters that, alongside Diablo’s minions, search to find a way to bring back their lord.
The game has a lot of new areas to explore and dungeons to conquer. The player will be given a lot of chances to decide a path to follow. Players can join groups or work solo, visiting social spots as Hesperia, and make fortunes on the local merchants.
Blizzard have emphasized that Immortal should be a deep and feature-complete Diablo game, despite the limitations of its platform.
Moonlight Blade is a 3D MMO by Tencent, set in the fictional realm of Wuxia, where martial arts and mystery are everywhere. The game was developed with the help of martial art specialists in order to make it as realistic as possible.
The open world is huge – bigger than Skyrim‘s – and has 17 different types of landscapes, meaning you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore something new. The combat is the most appreciated and praised feature of the game, so martial arts enthusiasts, this game is for you.
The story is being kept a secret, but the developers are describing it as being full of interesting characters and quests.
Archosaur Games have announced a new MMO for mobile: Noah’s Heart. And guess what, it looks good! It takes place in a virtual world known as Noah, and players will get to enjoy a lot of lore, quests, NPC interactions, and exploration.
We don’t have a lot of details on the main story, we just know it revolves around a special cube that originated Noah… somehow. We also know that players will get to fly their own airships which, let’s face it, is pretty cool.
Gran Saga is another very colorful and bright upcoming MMO, sort of reminiscent of Genshin Impact. There isn’t anything interesting to say about the game’s a classes as they seem pretty ordinary for an MMO, but Gran Saga will feature something else that’s very Genshin-esque: a weapons system that affects how you play each character.
20 weapons have been revealed so far and they are all different and unique, and were designed for different sorts of players. This means you’ll have to experiment with them and see which is best suited for you, assuming they’re not heavily pay-gated, that is.
Last on my list of the coolest-looking MMO games coming out on mobile in 2021 is Rise mobile. If its graphics look anything like the gameplay trailer, then I am already sold.
The developers still haven’t released any info regarding races, classes, or even just the general story, but we do know that Rise Mobile is set in an medieval world, and that a major part of the game will revolve around fighting tough enemies and bosses.
And there you have it, my list of the 7 most promising MMO games coming out on mobile in 2021! Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments.