April 2024 was an interesting month. ASTRA: Knights of Veda released. And is speedrunning their game to end of service.
I got to play Duet Night Abyss. Oh god that game is fun man. Easily top 5 most anticipated Gacha games.
Tokyo Debunker launched. And did so bad they started blocking their fans on Twitter. Hilariously.
It’s been a fun month, evidently.

Hey, my name is Stix and welcome back to another episode of “Gacha’s releasing next month,” a series I do every single month where I take the time to make you aware of everything releasing in the coming 30 days, in an effort to make sure you don’t miss anything.

I’m gonna start this off with Gacha games that have opened pre-registration, with releases imminent, but not confirmed for May specifically yet.

Dragon Raja: Gate of Cassell

Beginning with Dragon Raja: Gate of Cassell. This – interestingly enough, seems to be an idle RPG with chibi-graphics. Very much like Artery Gear Fusion or Echocalypse. Rather than a full 3D MMO like its predecessor. I don’t know why they went this route – maybe it’s cheaper? But it looks a lot worse.

CookieRun: Tower of Adventures

CookieRun: Tower of Adventures is an upcoming 3D multiplayer game – described as being the first of its kind. While pre-registration is currently open, it has an official release slated for June 2024.

Assault Lily Last Bullet W

Assault Lily Last Bullet W is a cute 2D turn-based RPG. It’s unconfirmed when the game is releasing, but pre-registration is open Globally, with lots of gameplay already available, so I wouldn’t anticipate it taking too long to hit our shores.

Next let’s talk about Beta tests happening in May.

Infinity Nikki

Infinity Nikki has a Closed Beta test being held offline in Los Angeles at some point in the middle of May. This is for North America only, evidently.

Tensura New World

Tensura New World started Closed Beta testing in China, it’s unconfirmed exactly how long this will last. At least publicly.

Etheria Restart

Etheria Restart began Closed Beta testing in China, and interestingly enough, is releasing Globally this year on both PC, Android and iOS.

Child of the Hidden God

Child of the Hidden God has entered into Closed Beta testing in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, this is a turn-based game from the studio behind Soul Tide.

Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link

Kingdom Hearts Missing-Link is holding a Closed Beta from April 25th through May 2nd. This is Global from what I can tell.

Finally, let’s talk Gacha games that are releasing, and will be fully playable in May.

Wuthering Waves

Yes, Wuthering Waves is finally releasing. Not into a Beta test, no, a full release on PC, Android and iOS, a console version is confirmed, however I’m not entirely certain if they’ve given a concrete window for that.
Wuthering Waves is a large open-world fast-paced action RPG that shares some similarities to Genshin Impact – but is also a stark contrast to Genshin, and all other RPGs made before it.
It has a deep narrative, a surplus of characters to recruit – both Husbando’s and Waifu’s – including Yinlin who’s going to need hundreds of pairs of shoes after she’s done stepping on all of us, some of the best action combat in the genre, and could go down as the biggest release of 2024.
Pre-register while you can, because it’s almost here. May 22nd, ladies and gentlemen.

Solo Leveling ARISE

I feel like we’ve been waiting on Solo Leveling ARISE for about as long as Wuthering Waves. Solo Leveling ARISE is another action RPG, set within the world of the manwha.
It features a central, main character, including a cast of characters you’ll find in other current forms of media. It has an interesting story from what I’ve played, voice acting, it doesn’t feature an open world, rather, it’s a chapter and mission based game like Punishing Gray Raven.
It does have some good action combat, although it also has auto-combat as a feature for certain game modes, which honestly works for the game because it can get a little tedious in terms of grinding.
Solo Leveling ARISE launches Globally on May 8th.

Annihilation: Borderline

Annihilation: Borderline is a tactical RPG that just released within China. I haven’t had the opportunity to play it yet, but it features a style of gameplay akin to old Fire Emblem games.
A grid-based battlefield, turn-based movement and combat. It shares a striking resemblence to Reverse 1999, although I doubt it’ll come close in terms of narrative or voice acting.
A Global release isn’t yet confirmed, but it’s no doubt coming. They always release Globally eventually.

Dofus Touch

Dofus Touch isn’t your traditional Gacha game, but it does technically fall under this category and is completely relaunching on April 3rd, with a new English server, new early-game experience.
Dofus Touch features 15 original characters, has 10,000 maps to explore, a plethora of unique, formidable monsters to engage, over 70 dungeons to plunder. It’s an MMO – so you’ll encounter other players, join guilds, group up, and participate in some incredibly fun turn-based tactical combat, utilizing combos and devastating elemental abilities.
The game is completely free to play, and with this relaunch, is more accessible than ever. This is one of the ultimate MMORPG experiences on mobile devices, and as a big fan of the Dofus/Wakfu universe, I cannot stress enough how excited I am to be able to talk about this with all of you.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - Northern War

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel—Northern War is a very heavily narrative driven JRPG set within the Trails intellectual property.
Northern War features a unique story, popular voice actors bringing the game to life, a type of world exploration in the form of “free exploration gameplay,” dungeons to raid and plunder.
There are numerous different game modes to enjoy. It utilizes what they list as “thrilling strategic combat and satisfying animations,” and honestly it does legitimately look good, but nothing extraordinary. It seems to be turn-based from what I can tell.
Northern War launches Globally on the 29th of May, and includes 100 free draws as a release bonus.


Eversoul is officially launching in Japan on May 29th. It’s been available Globally for over a year now.


And Outerplane is releasing on May 7th within Japan. If the game fails Globally, Japan is the last place to find a return on your investment because they’re shameless Waifu lovers.