Best Upcoming Gacha Games in 2022

Best Upcoming Gacha Games in 2022

Gacha games have gained popularity recently, so if you’re a fan looking for something new to play, here’s a rundown of the best upcoming gacha games in 2022.

NIKKE: The Goddess of Victory

NIKKE: The Goddess of Victory is a mobile third-person shooter game by Shift Up, the Korean developer behind Destiny Child. It features a vertical view that allows you to play while holding your phone upright, as well as charming artwork, the game will use life-size character visuals, allowing players to enjoy intense battle action and realistic character movements. The plot is set in a post-apocalyptic world where robots from another dimension have taken over.

NIKKE gameplay screenshots

NIKKE: The Goddess of Victory is scheduled for release in 2022 for Android and iOS.

Honkai: Star Rail

Honkai: Star Rail is an upcoming gacha role-playing game developed by miHoYo. It’s the next installment in the Honkai series, unlike its predecessor, it features a turn-based combat but will be set in an open world environment. If you liked miHoYo’s previous games, you might enjoy Honkai: Star Rail as well.

Honkai: Star Rail turn-based gameplay

Although no official release date for Honkai: Star Rail has been announced, a closed beta test has recently started.

Black Clover Mobile

Vic Game Studios, a subsidiary of Pearl Abyss, has announced the release of Black Clover Mobile, a mobile game based on the popular TV anime. Players will be able to relive classic anime scenes in this game, which boasts open world 3D graphics and animations. Pearl Abyss has also released a trailer, as well as some in-game screenshots, which can be seen below.

Black Clover Mobile character screen

Black Clover Mobile is scheduled for released in 2022 for Android and iOS.

Girls’ Frontline II: Exile

Mica Team is working on Girls’ Frontline 2 Exile, an upcoming turn-based strategy game. The game is similar to XCOM in terms of gameplay, with a rich collection of formation and interactive elements. The story is set in Eastern Europe in the year 2070.

Girls' Frontline 2 gameplay screenshot

Girls’ Frontline II: Exile has yet to be given an official release date.

Roco Kingdom Mobile

Roco Kingdom Mobile is a sequel to Tencent Games’ original web game, that first appeared in 2010 and has inspired four animated films. It appears to be an open world game in which you can explore and befriend different creatures. It features a turn-based battle as well as high-quality graphics and animations. Also, the protagonist in the original version is a tiny lion, but in this game, he turns into a boy.

Roco Kingdom Mobile turn-based battle

The closed beta test for Roco Kingdom Mobile already began in China in late 2021.

Reverse: 1999

Reverse: 1999 is a beautiful card-based game made by Blue Poch that is sure to appeal to RPG fans. The game’s retro-style gameplay is what certainly stands out. It appears to be set in a world where time went reversed unexpectedly when the millennium reached its final year (aka 1999). You’ll be tasked with solving the mystery and saving the people, fight enemies via cards, each of which has its own set of abilities. The game’s trailer with some gameplay was released, and you can see that the game’s voiceover and subtitles were both in English.

Reverse: 1999 card battle gameplay

The closed beta test for Reverse: 1999, which was conducted solely in Chinese, was recently finished, and the game is now in the final stages of development.

Phantom Blade: Executioners

Phantom Blade: Executioners is an upcoming action RPG game developed by S-Game. The game is described as a “dark epic of KUNGfUPUNK,” which will feature “endless combat styles, compromises and confrontations.” In addition to the excellent character graphics, the game allows players to immerse themselves in a stunning dark fantasy world with full-color animation cutscenes and hardcore action. With its dynamic and blazing-fast combat experience, players must master chaining attacks to take down relatively large opponents. Because there are no auto-battles in the game, timings and strategies are crucial.

Phantom Blade: Executioners action gameplay

Phantom Blade: Executioners recently finished its closed beta test and is expected to release in 2022 for Android, iOS, and PC, with no specific date set yet.

Arknights: Endfield

For their upcoming game Arknights: Endfield, Hypergryph has released a CG trailer and a gameplay demo. The game will be a 3D real-time RPG that will feature some of the strategy elements from the previous game. It will take place in the Arknights universe, although it has its own plot and characters. As the storyline progresses, the player’s team will encounter various factions and opponents. In terms of combat, the game will have a real-time strategy system that will allow the player to control multiple operators at the same time.

Arknights: Endfield concept art

Arknights: Endfield is still in its early stages of development and has yet to be given a release date. It will be available on Android, iOS, and PC.

Best Upcoming Gacha Games in 2022


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