Upcoming Android Games: April 2018 and Beyond
March has come and gone and with it arrived a wide range of new games. The month saw major new releases like PUGB Mobile, The Sims Mobile, and Shadowgun Legends make their highly anticipated global debuts. It also saw smaller releases like Florence, Cytus II, and Its Full of Sparks that have not failed to make an impression. April might not have quite the same range of titles as March, but it has a number of upcoming Android games worth looking forward to.
If you’re looking for games that are available now, check out Android Sloth’s weekly roundup, a weekly list of some of the newest games to hit Android smartphones and tablets.
Please note that some upcoming Android games may launch a day prior to the official release date, or the release date might be based on a particular time zone. For example, Monument Valley 2 was released at 9 PM GMT, which is 1 AM PST, and 9 PM AEDT.
Some of the games on this list may already be available in the usual regions that get in early on soft launches (Australia, Canada, parts of Southeast Asia). So Google Play links are provided whenever a game is either available somewhere, or has opened up pre-registration. Some of these games also have pre-registration bonuses if pre-register on their official site so check out Android Sloth’s list of games with open pre-registration. So here are 10+ games that are coming soon to Android:
The Room: Old Sins
One of the more anticipated upcoming Android games, The Room: Old Sins will soon arrive on Google Play. The game follows in the footsteps of the first 3 games in the popular escape game series. Players will need to solve a variety of kinetic puzzles as they attempt to unravel another mystery. The Room: Old Sins has a scheduled release date of April 19th, 2018. It is expected to be $4.99 without ads or in app purchases. Update: Beta for The Room: Old Sins has started. Update 2: The Room: Old Sins is now available on Android.
After wrapping up its closed beta test, turn-based RPG Ouroboros Project is getting ready for its release. At its core this is a highly stylized sci-fi hero collection RPG. Players will be able to collect and control the game’s heroes, called harbingers, and take on the zombie hordes that threaten the world. Beyond just battles, the game promises exploration, mini games, and an interface that brings to mind Persona 5. While the game’s release date is not known at this time, Ouroboros Project is scheduled to start its open beta on April 8, 2018. Update: Open for Ouroboros Project beta has started.
From the Rayark International, the company behind popular rhythm games Cytus and Voez comes Sdorica, a new gacha RPG. Unlike most gacha games, Sdorica doesn’t just focus on collecting heroes. Rayark has chosen to give special attention to the game’s music, unique presentation, and animated 2D cut-scenes that tell the game’s story. Players will of course be able to collect the game’s heroes and take them into battle using Sdorica’s tile-matching battle system. Sdorica -sunset- will be free and contain in app purchases. It currently has a scheduled release date of April 19th, 2018. Pre-registration is available.
From the maker of the popular Type:Rider comes a new graffiti / street art themed puzzle game. Designed in the same mold as Hitman GO and similar titles, Vandals has players sneak around and paint their paint their latest masterpiece on whatever canvas might be available. Players will need to avoid police, cameras, and dogs as they bring their art to the streets. Beyond the game’s stealth gameplay, the puzzle game promises to focus on street art, artists, and the impact street art has had. Vandals will be $5.49 and it has a scheduled release date of April 12th, 2018. Update: Vandals is now out.
Developed by ‘Fantastic, yes’, Returner 77 is a puzzle adventure game that puts players in the shoes of one of the special operatives charged with starting the process of rebuilding the human race. Users will need to explore the familiar yet alien world they find themselves, solve tactile puzzles and watch as the game’s story unfolds. Returner 77 does not currently have an official release date beyond April 2018. The game is expected to be $4.99.Update: Returner 77 is now available.
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