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The Monday Musing - 3 games in soft launch you should be excited about

By , on July 3, 2017
Last modified 1 year, 6 months ago

It's Monday. Monday is here. Let's all rejoice by getting on with our work diligently. It's what our capitalist overlords want from us, after all.

I thought this week we'd take a look at some games in soft launch that you should be excited about. There's three in all, because that just seems like the sort of number that fits these features. There are definitely other soft launched games you should be exciting about, but I can hardly cover everything now can I?

The emboldened names of the games won't take you to the App Store this time around, because the games aren't out worldwide. Don't worry though, we'll be sure to let you know when they get a full release. Unless they turn out to be rubbish, in which case, who cares?

Star Wars: Rivals

The first two words are pretty inspiring. The third one less-so. This is a cover shooter that sees you taking on the empire from behind a series of boxes. Shoot storm troopers, dodge over to a different box, get buzzed by a drone.

There's certainly been a lot of Star Wars games released on the App Store in recent months, so it'll be interesting to see whether or not this one can gain some traction. You can read more about it in this preview over on Pocket Gamer.

Brawl Stars

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This is the latest addition to the Supercell family. Yup, it's from the same stable that brought you Clash Royale, Boom Beach, and Clash of Clans. So it's fair to say that this one has a little bit of pedigree behind it.

It's another bite at the mobile MOBA cherry, this time with a bigger focus on action. You're running around little arenas blasting the living poop out of your opponents and trying to capture nodes. Think Overwatch but top down and not really like Overwatch.

South Park: Phone Destroyer

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A mobile game based on everyone's favourite foul-mouthed, poorly put together cartoon. This one's a strategy battler that sees you facing off against characters from the show. There are cards, there's probably some rudeness too.

It looks pretty interesting, and it's nice to see a game based on a cartoon that isn't just a vapid city builder that takes the mickey out of vapid city builders. Will it be worth a go? Well, only time will tell.


If you want to know how to create an iTunes account in a different country so you can have a crack at these, and other games, then click this link to read Pocket Gamer's handy guide.