There’s never a shortage of new games popping up on Android, but it’s often hard to find games that are coming out in the near future. So here’s a list of upcoming Android games. 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 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.
Codemasters and Feral Interactive are teaming up to bring the GRID racing franchise to Android & iOS with GRID Autosport. Feral Interactive have promised that this port would include the same tracks and cars as the PC & console version, without any ads or in app purchases. They have also said that the game will include controller support, a cockpit view, and more. If the game lives up to the hype, it could be the best racing game on Android. This is one of the upcoming Android games that people should watch for, especially if you happen to be a racing fan. It will be a premium title and the price has yet to be announced, and there has been no mention of a release date for the Android version (the latest estimate is Autumn 2017 for iOS).
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 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. Here’s a trailer to tide you over:
Square Enix has announced that it is bringing their fairy tale themed gacha RPG Grimms Notes to the west. Grimms notes was originally release in Japan in January of 2016, and has since been downloaded millions of times. Flero Games will take part of the localization process. There is no official release date, and the game is expected to be free with in app purchases.
Dragon Project is essentially a mobile Monster Hunter title. Players craft and equip their best gear (or whatever gear is called for at the time) and team up to take down large beasts. Dragon Project is already is already available Southeast Asia, and the global launch is coming in October 2017. The game is free to play with in app purchases. Android Sloth recently published a preview if you would like to learn more about the game.
Nexon’s long anticipated dinosaur themed survival RPG Durango is still in beta, and while it’s still quite buggy, it’s also has a lot of neat features. From cooking and building a shelter, to teaming up with other survivors to take down dangerous beasts, Durango won’t have a shortage of things to do. The beta is scheduled to end on October 19th, and it’s reasonable to assume that the game will launch some time this year. This is definitely one of the most ambitious upcoming Android games out there, and if the game’s many bugs are ironed out it could be a must play when it comes out. Here’s a preview of Durango: Wild Lands.
Monument Valley 2
The sequel to the indie puzzle darling that is Monument Valley came out in June 2017 on iOS, and is coming soon to Android. It is expect to be release sometime in 2017, and though a price has not been confirmed, the expectation is that it will be priced at $4.99 just like the iOS version. Pre-registration is open now.
Netmarbles next gacha RPG Phantomgate has begun its soft launch rollout and pre-registration some time ago, and has recently expanded it. The game promises to mix in RPG, adventure, strategy, and puzzle elements into one cohesive Nordic-inspired package. The game combines It’s currently available in Australia, and as of September 13th, Canada, there is no word on when the game’s global launch will be.
Paladins Strike, a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) from Hi-Rez Studios based on their popular PC and console shooter Paladins, was announced in August 2017. It wrapped up its closed alpha test phase on September 11th, and a soft-launch should be starting in the near future. The game has some impressive graphics for a mobile title, promises real time 5 on 5 multiplayer, and more than 15 characters to choose from. If you like MOBA games or competitive PVP, Paladins Strike is definitely one of the upcoming Android games that’s worth a look.
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. The game is priced at $19.99 on other platforms, and there has been no indication that Android will be any different.
Terra Battle 2
2014’s Terra Battle was a unique tile-based strategy RPG with gacha elements. It was downloaded over 2.7 million times since its original release in 2014, and now Mistwalker is releasing a sequel. The sequel promises more strategy, a different take on the world map, and more. Terra Battle 2 is scheduled to be released on September 21st 2017, and pre-registration is open now.
Are there any other upcoming Android games worth watching?
There are always more games in the works, including NBA 2k18 which is sure to be around the corner. As well as Into the Dead 2 and Lineage 2: Revolution which have recently opened up pre-registration. For games that are have either started their soft-launch or are in early access, stay tuned to Android Sloth’s preview section.