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Upcoming Android Games: November 2017 and Beyond

There are a number of notable upcoming Android games that have a scheduled release dates in November 2017. From the popular indie puzzle game Monument Valley, to Nintendo’s campsite decorating Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Netmarble’s upcoming MMORPG Lineage 2: Revolution. There are also some interesting titles that could be released in November, but don’t have a firm release date. It should be noted that mobile release dates are not always exact. Sometimes games will 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 is scheduled to be released at 9 PM GMT, which is 1 AM PST, and 9 PM AEDT.

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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 pre-registration. So here are 10+ games that are coming soon to Android:

Monument Valley 2

In ustwo’s Monument Valley 2 players take the role of Ro as she teaches her daughter about the architectural mysteries of the game’s world. In practice that involves helping Ro, and sometimes her daughter, complete the game’s visually rich levels by flipping switches, rotating platform, and more. Gamers will be able to enjoy Monument Valley 2’s impossible architectural designs quite soon. As far as upcoming Android games go, you can pretty much pencil this one in as being among the best. The price for the Android version is expected to be the same as it is on iOS at $4.99. The game’s scheduled release date is November 6th, 2017. Update: The game is now available.

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South Park: Phone Destroyer

South Park: Phone Destroyer is, in a lot of ways, a South Park take on Clash Royale. Players summon some of their favorite wacky South Park citizens and version of those citizens as they try to defeat their opponent. There are more than 80 different cards to collect and upgrade, and some feature throwbacks to classic South Park episodes like Manbearpig as well as new episodes like Cock Magic. It is available now in select countries, and pre-registration is available for everyone else. South Park: Phone Destroyer is free and contains in app purchases. The game’s scheduled release date is November 9, 2017. Update: The game is now available, here’s a review.

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Lineage 2: Revolution

Netmarble’s take on Lineage 2 will not feel anything like Lineage to seasoned gamers. This is a mobile experience, and not the same breed of MMORPG that has been on PCs for over a decade. Lineage 2: Revolution features a lot more action, a lot of auto-questing and flashy combat. It is still an MMORPG, with lots of players playing being able to team up to take down monsters in large scale battles. Lineage 2: Revolution free, and contains in app purchases. The scheduled release date is November 15th, 2017 and pre-registration is now open. Update: The game is now available.

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Arena of Valor

Arena of Valor is a 5 on 5 multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title that was originally released in China in 2015. Since then it has become a huge hit, and has seen releases in Europe, South Korea, and other parts of the world. It features over 40 heroes, with the typical classes one might expect from a MOBA title (tank, mage, support, etc.). In some markets Arena of Valor is known as Kings of Glory, Strike of Kings, or Honor of Kings. This might be one of the biggest upcoming Android games of 2017. Arena of Valor is free and contains in app purchases. Arena of Valor will be released in North America in 2018, an official release date has not been set, but pre-registration for Arena of Valor is now available.

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The Alchemist Code

The global release of gumi’s strategy-RPG is coming. The Alchemist code provides a fairly traditional SRPG experience combined with gacha hero collection and a story that plays out in visual novel style cut-scenes. For more information, check out a preview. The game’s soft launch has been going on for a while, and pre-registration has recently opened. The Alchemist Code is free and contains in app purchases. Though there is no scheduled release date, the pre-registration event ends on November November 13th. Based on the event’s rules, a November 14th release date is quite likely.UPDATE: A day after this article was originally published, gumi has announced that the official release date for The Alchemist Code will be on November 14th, 2017. Update: The game is now available, here’s a review.

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