NetEase Games has just concluded the NetEase Connect 2022 event with an impressive number of announcements, including six new game franchises, updates on titles like Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, NARAKA: BLADEPOINT Mobile e Dead by daylight mobile, as well as insights into collaborations with other game studios such as Nagoshi Studio e Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. and the company's plans to work with other studios on a global scale.
NetEase Connect 2022 began its live stream on May 20 with hosts Daniel Robson and Esra Krabbe of IGN Japan. The event which featured a broadcast in Japanese and English was available for fans to watch on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch. To get off to a good start, a behind-the-scenes look at Nagoshi Studio and Grasshopper Studio gave an idea of how NetEase Games is partnering with developers to support them in fulfilling their creative and development goals. ANDThis initiative is part of NetEase to get further into the gaming business for consoles and PC.
Game updates have been given to Dead by daylight mobile, LifeAfter, NARAKA: BLADE POINT, The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, Harry Potter: Magic Awakened and much more. From new beta tests to new expansions and characters, NetEase Connect 2022 revealed that there's a lot in store for its titles this year and beyond.
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See what's new in updates and new content coming to the company's ongoing games that are already a hit in the app stores.
Dead by daylight mobilehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3E9O17nPII
An exciting update will be available for Dead by Daylight Mobile in Western regions soon, along with new tests in the near future.
A new expansion is coming soon for the open world apocalyptic survival game. The update offers a new destination and new survival opportunities with even more challenging game modes, clothing and unprecedented combat. Find out more by visiting the official website.
After the “Earth Day” event, the latest update of Infinite Lagrange brings “Identity Agreement” to this sci-fi space simulation game. Explorers with different identities will have different missions and settlement objectives. The concept of “Legacy” will be incorporated into the game this summer, allowing players to search for legacy items and use them to develop their own strengths. Official site.
A new escape mechanic has been added to the next-gen competitive survival shooter. Players not only win by being the last man standing, but also taking as much loot from the battlefield as possible. The new free trade feature allows players to buy and sell supplies and craft unique weapons from high-quality equipment, giving you more chances to accumulate wealth. Official site.
A new collaboration with Japanese steampunk artist Mitsuji Kamata will be coming to the game, including new costume designs. Official site.
NARAKA: BLADEPOINT – the smash hit will come to mobile alongside the new character Takeda, who will arrive with the next season of the game. Dressed in armor, Takeda is equipped with a katana and is constantly fighting the demon that lives inside him. Official site. Naraka Mobile is now available for subscription here.
The Lord of the Rings: Rise to Warhttps://youtu.be/UmVWbDjJzTU
The geostrategic seasonal war game officially licensed by Warner Bros and Middle-earth Enterprises and developed by NetEase, continues from strength to strength with a new season full of fun elements that reflect the festivities and culture of Middle-earth. The summer festival has you working with Gandalf to create a fireworks extravaganza or helping Pippin and Merry create the staples of Hobbit cuisine. Find out more on the Official Site.
A second beta test is coming in June for the over-the-top racing game that features cars that can walk through walls, transform as they drive, and even shoot through the sky. More information is available on Facebook, Twitter and Discord.
Midsummer is the high point of the year, when the days are brightest and the heart is boldest, the Vikings planted their crops safely and sailed to battle in other lands. The new Midsummer expansion is coming to VIKINGARD in June. It's time to act and take risks!Official website.
a survival shooter for PC and mobile set in a post-apocalyptic future, based on the concept of “survival, combat and progression”, where strategy is crucial within the exclusion zone. In Lost Light, in addition to fierce combat, players can also build their own shelters and collect supplies through battle or trade. The first beta test for iOS will arrive in the third quarter of this year. For more information, visit the official website.
Harry Potter: Magic Awakenedhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYe2CBLNvKk
The immersive collectible card roleplaying game will be available worldwide to players on PC and mobile in 2022. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/harrypotterMA.en.
NEW NETEASE GAMES ANNOUNCED AT NETEASE CONNECT 2022
Several new games were revealed during NetEase Connect, including – the stylish and cinematic 2v4 competitive stealth action game Mission Zero, the thrilling sci-fi title Once Be Human, the post-apocalyptic third-person shooter ZOZ: Final Hour and the tactical battler Tank Company.
The big news were the games: Once Be Human and Tank Company.
A cinematic 2v4 competitive stealth game where players become an invader or a hunter. Participate in quick hide and seek matches; don a disguise to blend in as an invader, use your special equipment to steal information and narrowly escape, or use skills as a hunter to expose invaders and stop them from completing your mission. From July 8, a technical test will be open to players in Thailand, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia. Pre-registration is available on the Official Website or visit the game's Facebook, Discord, YouTube and Twitter.
ZOZ: Final Hourhttps://youtu.be/2BIUmRfg1jE
In this third-person shooter with a twist, 15 mercenaries infiltrate the zombie-infested city of San Yager to collect valuable blood crystals and ward off the undead. Dying during a match doesn't mean 'game over' either, players are revived as zombies with a new skill set and infinite respawns. ZOZ: Final Hour is now open for regional testing, more information on the official website here.
Once Be Humanhttps://youtu.be/sBpklcRh1Tc
Set 30 years in the future with the fall of civilization, Once Be Human shows the aftermath of a mysterious door being opened and Stardust polluting the world and creating hordes of monsters. A glimmer of hope comes in the form of “Beyonders”, humans with special powers, who are turning the tables, becoming the hunter rather than the prey. Players can look forward to more details on the survival game at IGN's Summer of Gaming in June. More information about Once Be Human will be released soon via Facebook and Twitter.
Massive 15v15 online multiplayer battles on a variety of maps and featuring historic tanks from WWII and the Cold War. Players can team up with friends or join a clan to explore the game's maps. Use the terrain to your advantage and engage in tactical combat in multiple game modes. Pre-registration for Tank Company is now open on the official website.
Over the next few months, fans can look forward to more updates on NetEase Games titles, as well as additional information about the global studios the company plans to collaborate with. NetEase Connect 2022 VODs are available on Facebook, Twitch and YouTube.
With information from: Press release.