It’s a great time to be a mobile gamer – with some great new titles hitting the App Store or Play Store left, right, and center, and we’ve now learned that a strategy game from Critically acclaimed city building arrives on your handheld device.
A mobile port of Frostpunk, first released in 2018, arrives later in the year – it’s being developed by NetEase, which also works on Diablo Immortal. NetEase does this on behalf of the original publisher’s 11-bit studios.
In Frostpunk, you build a city in a frozen post-apocalyptic world, using steam technology to survive and making tough decisions to keep your city running. The game has won numerous awards, such as “Best Narrative Game” at the BAFTAs and “Best Strategy Game” at the Game Awards and Game Critic Awards.
An exact release date has yet to be provided other than the vague “ later this year ”, but NetEase has confirmed that the game will be arriving on both iOS and Android devices. Wording in a press release on the news did not say whether this was a direct port or a mobile adaptation, although it appears that features are coming that were not in the game. basic.
Mobile phones and tablets are quickly becoming great devices for strategy fans, with the release of a full XCOM 2 port at the end of 2020 and, earlier in 2021, the unveiling of a mobile version of Warhammer 40,000. : Mechanicus and Northgard.
These join some robust strategy ports that have been on mobile for a longer time, like Tropico, Rome: Total War, and Civilization VI, as well as the original XCOM remaster.
But 2021 isn’t for the mobile ports of console games: Apex Legends mobile is already being tested in some regions, and PlayerUnknown’s upcoming BattleGrounds game, called PUBG New State, is actually a mobile exclusive.
So all the time, mobile owners have more and more reasons to stick to their smartphones for playing games, instead of spending a lot of money on an expensive PC or a hard-to-buy console.