Upcoming Android Games: October 2017 and Beyond
With the recent release of Dragon Project, and the delay of GRID Autosport on Android, there are still plenty of upcoming Android games that should be here in the near future. So here’s a list of upcoming Android games that are coming out in October 2017 and beyond. To be on this list a game has to have some concrete information available beyond just being announced (looking at you Animal Crossing Mobile). Some of these games have an official launch date or launch window, others have an expected launch window based on speculation.
Some of these games 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.
The first game on this list of upcoming Android games should also be available soon. Thimbleweed Park is an X-Files inspired classic point and click (or tap) adventure game. Players switch between 5 different characters as they explore the mysteries of Thimbleweed Park. Expect plenty of jokes and puzzles in this game. It was originally released in March 2017 on PC, and has since been released on PS4 and Xbox One. The iOS versions is slated for release on September 19th, with the Android version following soon after on October 3rd 2017. The game is priced at $19.99 on other platforms, and there has been no indication that Android will be any different. Update: Thimbleweed Park has been delayed on Android until October 10th 2017 in order to make sure the game works on as many devices as possible.
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. South Park: Phone Destroyer is free and contains in app purchases. It is available now in select countries, and pre-registration is available for everyone else.
Into the Dead 2
PikPok’s follow up to Into the Dead is coming soon for those that can’t get enough zombie apocalypse action. Players will need to use whatever weapons that have at their disposale as they desperately run through hordes of zombies in the game’s promised 60 stages in order to save their family. Gamers will have the opporunity to run, shoot, saw, and stab their way through the zombie apocalypse in Into the Dead 2 on October 13th. Into the Dead 2 is free with in app purchases and pre-registration is available.
The latest entry in 2K Sports’ long-running basketball franchise should arrive on Android sometime in the near future. Altough not even officially announced, this makes the list for upcoming Android games because it’s a franchise that people are familiar with and that comes out annually. As always, the latest 2K18 should be an incremental upgrade over 2K17, with new rosters, new features, improved gameplay mechanics and more. Expect it to be priced at $7.99, with in app purchases. Based on previous entries in the franchise, an early October 2017 release date seems likely.
ArcheAge Begins is an RPG where players collect and power up various heroes and then use them to play through the game’s story mode and PVP modes. If you’re a fan of hero collection games, this is is definitely something to keep an eye on. The game also has farming, fishing, and crafting elements. Pre-registration for Archeage Begins is now open, and the game is expected to be out on October 25th 2017.
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 sometime in the near future. 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.
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 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 is scheduled to be released in 2017, and pre-registration is now available.
Taichi Panda 3: Dragon Hunter
The latest entry in the incredibly popular Taichi Panda has started its soft launch. Taichi Panda 3 is an MMORPG that has some really flashy graphics and promises a whole slew of features. That includes flying mounts, a sprawling open world that’s fully explorable, random open world events, world bosses, and more. This might be one of the most popular new Android games out there once it launches in more markets. Like many upcoming Android games, one of the first regions to get it is Australia. So if you’re somewhere else in the world, you’ll have to wait a little bit longer, but you can pre-register now.
Capcom’s Puzzle Fighter is the mobile successor to Super Puzzle Fighter II, Capcom’s popular puzzle / fighting game mash-up from 1996. This time around Puzzle Fighter is free to play (with in app purchases) and features characters from a broader range of Capcom franchises, including Megaman, Dead Rising, and more. Players have to destroy blocks to initiate attacks and even a characters signiture skills as they attempt to take down their opponent. The only fighting that is being done happens above the puzzle game board (which players may ignore as they focus on the puzzle element). Puzzle Fighter’s soft launch has already begun, but there is no word on when the game will have a global launch.
Sonic Forces: Speed Battle
Sonic Forces: Speed Battle is the latest in an increasingly long list of Sonic games available on Android. This time around Sega & Hard Light have created a 4 player competitive Sonic runner, where players race against each other on fairly short courses filled with hazards power-ups and more. Gamers will need to dodge obstacles, collect rings, and use their power-ups to bring down their opponents if they hope to get first place. Sonic Forces: Speed Battle is now available in select countries. It is free with in app purchases and optional ads.
Are There Any More Upcoming Android Games?
Always. This is just a sample of what should be coming soon. Many games do not have large campeigns prior to release, and might just pop up out of the blue. For the latest news on what’s new on Android, follow @AndroidSloth on Twitter.