Upcoming Android Games: May 2018 and Beyond
April has come and gone and with it arrived a wide range of new games. The month saw major new releases like Jam City’s Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a new superhero game in Marvel Strike Force, and a new Sword Art Online game in SAO:IF. There were also a number of games without the same level of name recognition that have nonetheless made an impression. The action RPG Honkai Impact 3rd has impressed many users thanks to its great graphics and smooth action gameplay, Project Highrise has given players a chance to design their own multipurpose highrise buildings, and Sdorica -sunset- gave players a new hero collection game with an impressive presentation. As we look forward to May, it’s hard to predict just how May 2018’s upcoming Android games will measure up to past releases. The month holds some interesting RPGs, a couple of promising puzzle games, a tower-defense title, and could see the release of a long awaited survival game.
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:
Dungeon Hunter Champions
Likely the first of May’s upcoming Android games to be launched, Gameloft’s newest title will take their Dungeon Hunter franchise in a new direction this May. Dungeon Hunter Champions combines level based dungeon crawling, a dedicated MOBA mode, and other modes to create an entirely new experience. The game’s single player adventure mode will let users play through a variety of short levels as their team of heroes takes on a variety of objectives that include defending an objective, escorting an ally, and defeating every enemy they find. The game’s MOBA mode offers players a fairly traditional 5 vs 5 MOBA experience, stripping away many of the single play features that might ruin the game’s competitive balance. Dungeon Hunter Champions has a scheduled global release date of May 3rd, 2018. Pre-registration is available. Update: Now Available.
Girls’ Frontline is an upcoming hero collection strategy RPG that is set to start its beta test in early May. The game will allow players to collect characters named after various guns as they go to war in the game’s futuristic landscape. More focused on hero collection than strategy, gamers will power up their gun themed T-Dolls, build teams, and take on hordes of enemies as they try to protect humanity. Girls Frontline’s open beta is scheduled to begin on May 8th, 2018. Pre-registration is available. Update: Now Available.
Bloki is a minimalist puzzle game that has players move, rotate, and manipulate blocks as they try to line them up to complete each of the game’s levels. The game’s art style puts an emphasis on color thanks to vibrant colorful blocks and a muted gray background, letting players focus on the interactive parts of the game. Bloki is expected to launch some time in May.
Developed by Darjeeling, Homo Machina will take players on a journey through an industrial representation of the human body. Inspired by the work of Fritz Kahn, the 2D adventure will allow players to instruct workers as they control the body’s functions. That includes allowing the body to breathe, pump blood, and control emotions. Homo Machina will be $4.49 and it has a scheduled release date of May 17th, 2018.
Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians
Elemental Guardians is a hero collection RPG in the style of Summoners War. Players collect heroes, building their team, power them up, and take them into battle. The game promises a PVP arena, live events, and hundreds of different heroes to collect. Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians will be free to play and contain in app purchases, it is scheduled to launch on May 31st, 2018. Pre-registration is available
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