NetEase Games, a global game developer and publisher, is excited to announce that NetEase Connect 2022 will take place on May 20th. Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, Naraka: Bladepoint, and other titles are available on NetEase Connect. During the event, 15 titles from various genres will be featured, including six brand new game announcements. IGN Japan’s Daniel Robson and Esra Krabbe will host the event, which will be live-streamed on NetEase Games’ official YouTube page. The stream will be available in both Japanese (starting at 4:30 a.m. PST) and English (beginning at 10:30 am PST).
Popular titles to be showcased at the NetEase Connect 2022
1. Harry Potter: Magic Awakened
Harry Potter: Magic Awakened combines card collecting and MMORPG aspects in an all-new experience that sends players to Hogwarts. Players will face the rigors of their magical education as first-year students, explore the castle grounds, play Quidditch, and even duel other witches and wizards. During NetEase Connect 2022, fans of the franchise will learn more about the future title.
2. The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War
The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, which was released in late September 2021, brought Middle-earth to mobile devices in a whole new way. Players can navigate battles with their favorite The Lord of the Rings character and select whether to side with Elves, Men, Dwarves, Hobbits or even Orcs in this geostrategic seasonal combat game. Players will be able to see what awaits them and their troops in Middle Earth during NetEase Connect 2022.
3. Naraka: Bladepoint
Naraka: Bladepoint has made quite a splash in its first year, winning platinum and gold in numerous categories in Steam’s Best of 2021, including top sellers and most played. Due to its martial arts-inspired combat, customizable legendary characters with gravity-defying agility, and an astounding assortment of melee and ranged weapons, the action–adventure videogame forged its niche in the battle royale genre. Naraka has a lot more in store for fans, which he will demonstrate at NetEase Connect.
3. ZOZ: Final Hour
After gathering sufficient information from the intel, the player’s goal becomes evacuation ZOZ: Final Hour. If a player is killed, the Merc will convert into a Zombie Merc and continue the game with a new objective: to turn the other players into their own kind.
Pre-registration for ZOZ: Final Hour is currently available on Google Play in Brazil and Indonesia, with more areas to come, according to NetEase Games. Last October, the game’s Closed Beta Test began in Brazil. The game’s distinctive feature is the transformation from a man to a zombie. In ZOZ, players take on the role of a mercenary and travel to San Yager, a zombie-infested city, in search of a mysterious substance known as Blood Crystal.
4. Ace Racer
Ace Racer is an innovative racing mobile game. The game was first released for android and iOS in 2021 in China. Now the developers have released ace racer through early access for Android in the Philippines.
The game features superfast, adrenaline-rushing car races where players compete to become the winner. Racing game fans should be in for a treat as the game allows players to be Super Racers and join the Speed Festival.
5. Dead by Daylight Mobile
NetEase has announced that its upcoming classic 4v1 horror game Dead by Daylight Mobile is now up for pre-registration in Southeast Asia and Japan region. On March 24th, the game will have a soft launch in Thailand on Google Play Store, with the App Store and additional areas to follow.
Dead by Daylight Mobile is currently up for pre-registration on the NetEase website and Google Play Store. Also, you can pre-register through the official Dead by Daylight Mobile social media platforms.
LifeAfter is a zombie survival game developed by NetEase in which players are entrusted with surviving in a post-apocalyptic virus-infected planet in any way possible. The title is a translation of “The Day After Tomorrow,” a popular Chinese game.
7. Infinite Lagrange
Players will be able to truly immerse themselves in large-scale space battles in this game. Infinite Lagrange presents the experience to explore the endless depths of the universe in stunning movie-like 3D graphics.
Players will embark on their adventure with nothing more than a small ship and only being able to build a little base. With the help of certain skills and hard work, they will expand it by adding new construction options. You will need to upgrade and add more facilities, to let the station grow and become increasingly powerful. Wherever support is needed, space stations are allowed to be moved.
Badlanders is a new mobile competitive looter shooter from NetEase Games. The game’s engaging shooter action and unusual looting method have piqued gamers’ interest, since, it first went into beta testing. Badlanders is now available on Android and iOS devices in the countries of Southeast Asia. The early access allows players to download a brand-new shooting experience.
9. Mission Zero
Spy elements such as disguises, holograms, traps, misdirection tactics, and many more are touted to be in Mission Zero. It supports over 100 characters in one screen as well! NetEase is also boasting Mission Zero to have a “new and fair competitive gameplay,” with zero pay-to-win elements.
The gameplay follows a 2×4 team system. Basically, 4 sneaking parties will be hiding in the crowd and then 2 seeking parties looking for them. So it’s basically about blending into your surroundings and not being seen in case you’re hiding and being aware and alert in case you’re a seeker.
11. Identity V
NetEase developed and published Identity V, an asymmetrical multiplayer survival horror game. It was published on mobile devices in July 2018. It’s available for free on the App Store and Google Play, and a desktop version was released afterward. It follows a detective named Orpheus as he attempts to solve the mystery surrounding a weird killing game that has taken place within a manor.
12. Tank Company
Tank Company has five different types of military vehicles including tanks which are actually directly based on real-life tanks operated during the Second World War and heavy lethal machinery on large maps. It has great graphics, especially on higher settings, and has a lot of cool-looking gameplay mechanics.
The upcoming RPG title from NetEase Games titled Vikingard has entered early access for users in the US and Brazil regions. Vikingard was first announced at the NetEase Connect 2021 event. The game is dubbed as a “casual simulation RPG” that is set in the Viking era.
14. Lost Light
Netease‘s next big shooter game is Lost Light, a different take on their other similar-style shooter, Badlanders. It seems this new game will be more oriented for the high-end next-gen mobile devices. Because of that, the graphics and the abundance of content are very advanced here. Lost Light is like a complex web of information that can be very difficult to get your head around. This section will summarise all the necessary details you will need as a starter player.
NetEase Connect 2022 will reveal its roadmap and upcoming titles
NetEase Games will discuss its ambitions to promote innovative gaming companies around the world, in addition to game updates and new game announcements. Members of Grasshopper and Nagoshi Studios will also be present to discuss NetEase Games’ dedication to supporting creators and providing high-quality player experiences.
During NetEase Connect 2022, fans may also expect updates on various other NetEase Games titles. They may also see the debut of numerous new titles that have yet to be released, as well as learn about what the global game developer and publisher has planned for the future, including new studio collaborations.
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