November saw some big names make their Android debuts, with Lineage 2: Revolution, South Park: Phone Destroyer, and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp all being released last month. December could also see some impressive names make an appearance. The Sims: Mobile, Final Fantasy XV: Pocked Edition, and Shadowgun Legends are some of the games that could be released before the end of the year. There are also some interesting titles that could be released in December, 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 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 pre-registration. So here are 10+ games that are coming soon to Android:
Reigns: Her Majesty
Nerial and Devolver Digital will release the follow up to 2016’s popular card game Reigns in early December. As in the original, players in Reigns: Her Majesty will need to swipe left or right to make decisions that will shape their kingdom, and maybe spell game over. This time around players take the role of queen and rule over a new kingdom filled with new subjects. Her Majesty expands the original Reigns experience by adding an inventory and giving players specific goals for their reign that, if completed, can unlock new cards. Reigns: Her Majesty has a scheduled release date of December 7, 2017 and will cost $2.99. Update: The game is now available.
Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team
Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team lets players collect characters from the storied anime and manga franchise and create their own dream team. That team will then go up against the AI or other players in online matches. Those looking for an action game might be disappointed, as users have users have limited control over how matches play out once they have fielded their team. The main action that gamers will be able to take during matches is making decisions on actions for their players in certain situations during play. Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team will be free and contain in app purchases. The scheduled release date is some time in December 2017. Pre-registration is available. Update: Now available.
Ntales: Child of Destiny
Ntales: Child of Destiny is a 2D RPG that is currently in its soft launch phase. The game offers players a lots of monsters to kill, maps to explore, and a few things that few mobile RPGs offer. Players in Ntales are free to customize their characters stats, allowing them to create their own builds. Like Logres, Ntales is made up of numerous connected maps instead of individual maps for each mission or quest. For better or worse, the game still has auto questing as an option. Ntales is free and contains in app purchases. Ntales: Child of Destiny is highly likely to launch this December. Pre-registration is available. Update: Now available.
Com2uS, the people behind games like Summoners War, Soccer Spirits, Light: Fellowship of Lux, and more, have recently wrapped up a beta phase for their upcoming strategy RPG Chain Strike. Chain Strike is a gacha game with many of the features players have to expect from the genre, including auto-combat, hero collection, various means of powering up and evolving heroes, etc. It also features a unique battle system that requires players to focus on the positioning of their characters to pull off various combination attacks. Chain Strike will be free and contain in app purchases. There is currently no official release date, but expect some news in the near future.
The Sims Mobile
The Sims Mobile puts players in control of just a single Sim to start off with, and lets players take control over more Sims as they progress. Players will control their Sims as they develop careers in fashion, business, or the culinary field. They can also help their Sims develop relationships with other Sims. Those relationships can be romantic, and lead to marriage and having a child. Here’s a preview of the game with more information. The Sims Mobile will be free and contain in app purchases. It is scheduled to be released some time before the end of the year. Pre-registration is available.