Mobile games have really come into their own in recent years, with tons of great new games released every month. The only issue is that the Google Play Store is still a mess, so finding upcoming Android games can be an absolute nightmare.
Best upcoming Android games:
- Wild Rift
- Plants vs. Zombies 3
- Eve: Echoes
- Summoners War: Chronicles
- Blade & Soul Revolution
- Fallout Shelter Online
- Apex Legends
- Genshin Impact
- Project Cars GO
- Diablo Immortal
- Path of Exile Mobile
- Impossible Bottles
Editor’s note: We’ll update this list of upcoming Android games as new games are announced and others are officially released.
Dauntless is a free-to-play co-op action RPG that’s currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The developer said the mobile version of the game is currently in the early concept phase and did not provide an exact timeframe for when it will be released.
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In Dauntless, you step into the shoes of a slayer, and your job is to take down monsters knows as behemoths. You can hunt solo or team up with up to three other slayers. With every kill, you get crafting materials that you can then use to make weapons to take on even scarier monsters.
Like the console and PC versions, Dauntless on Android will likely be a free-to-play title that requires a constant internet connection.
2. League of Legends: Wild Rift
Next up is a long rumored mobile game from Riot Games. League of Legends: Wild Rift was announced alongside a number of new releases during the ten year anniversary celebration of League of Legends. It features the same 5v5 MOBA gameplay as its PC counterpart, with adjustments to make it more mobile-friendly.
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Those adjustments required rebuilding the game from scratch, so not all champions will be available at launch. About 40 champions will be available at launch, but many will have their abilities tweaked. Match times will also be cut down to 15-18 minutes.
League of Legends is currently one of the most popular games in the world, making Wild Rift one of the most anticipated upcoming Android games around. It will enter beta in certain regions in late 2019, with a full mobile (and console) rollout some time in 2020.
3. Plants vs. Zombies 3
A new game in the Plants vs. Zombies series is coming to Android. It’s called Plants vs. Zombies 3, and it’s already soft launched in certain regions around the world. Unlike previous titles, this one is likely to be portrait in order to enable more mobile-friendly one-handed play.
If you somehow have never heard of it, Plants vs. Zombies is basically an action-strategy game in which you take on big and bad zombies with your army of plants, each of which has its own unique offensive or defensive capabilities. PvZ 3 will abandon the iconic 2D graphics for full 3D models, but it will maintain the same overall aesthetic.
There’s no word on when the game will officially be released, but we do know it will be a free-to-play title with microtransactions.
4. Eve: Echoes
Eve: Echoes is an upcoming Android game based on the hit space MMO from CCP games. The adaptation is being developed by NetEase and retains much of what makes the game so popular so long after its initial release.
Expect massive space battles and an entire universe to explore. Eve has always been a unique sandbox experience, allowing players to explore, create monopolies, steal from other players, or just blast space baddies. This will likely need to be scaled back somewhat for mobile devices, but being able to progress in small increments while on the go is a huge advantage over the PC version.
Eve: Echoes has gone through a few closed betas already, but the full game is scheduled for release in mid-August this year.
5. Summoners War: Chronicles
Summoners War was one of the first mobile games to achieve enormous popularity, and this upcoming Android and iOS game will let you relive the excitement in a brand new way.
Summoners War: Chronicles is a real-time MMORPG that takes place 70 years before the events of the original game. In it, players can select teams of three characters, each of which can summon three monsters. These summoned armies take on massive bosses with the help of other players around the world.
This is just the first game in Com2Us’ efforts to expand the Summoners War universe, so expect to hear about more games soon. As for a release date, we know it will be some time in late 2020, but no further details have been released.
6. Blade & Soul Revolution
Next up is yet another MMORPG, but this time it’s an adaptation of a moderately successful free MMORPG for PC. Blade & Soul Revolution is a martial-arts-focused MMO out of Korea, so you can expect all the similar trappings: ridiculously beautiful characters, flashy graphics, and grindy gameplay.
At launch, the game will feature four classes, from the brute-force Destroyer to the high-skill cap Kung Fu Master. Gameplay involves comboing skills together and dodging enemy attacks to defeat enormous foes. In addition to a new single player story, it will feature 16-player raids, arena PvP, and massive raid vs raid PvP battles.
You won’t have to wait long to play Blade & Soul Revolution, as the official release date is set for May 14. Pre-register now at the link below to unlock some special in-game rewards.
7. Fallout Shelter Online
Next up is the sequel to Bethesda’s hit mobile game Fallout Shelter, which has been available in China for nearly a year. It builds on what made Fallout Shelter so great, with more interesting exploration options, special characters, and of course, online battles against other overseers.
For the longest time it didn’t look like this game would ever see a global release date, but a surprise announcement in March confirmed that the game is coming soon. You can Pre-register for this upcoming Android game on the Play Store below.
8. Apex Legends
While news about a mobile version of Apex Legends is few and far between, we know for sure that Respawn Entertainment’s hit battle royale title is coming to mobile devices soon. Shortly after the game’s release, devs confirmed that a mobile version is in the works.
Unfortunately, we’ve heard little about it since then. We may hear more about the mobile launch at some time in the near future, but at this point, it’s unclear when exactly the game will be released. Even so, another big mobile battle royale title to compete with PUBG Mobile and Fortnite is something to look forward to.
9. Genshin Impact
If there’s any upcoming Android game to get excited for, it’s Genshin Impact. This Zelda Breath of the Wild-style open-world game from experienced developer MiHoYo is truly gorgeous, and it’s coming soon to Android, iOS, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and even the Nintendo Switch.
Exploring an expansive world and fighting monsters makes up most of the gameplay, but with incredible scenery and 30 characters to unlock, you won’t get bored any time soon. You can select a team of four characters to swap between freely, each with two unique attacks and different strengths/weaknesses.
Genshin Impact was in closed beta earlier this year, but no official release date has been announced. It was initially slated for a Spring 2020 release date, so stayed tuned for more news on this one soon.
H1Z1 is a battle royale game, similar to PUBG and Fortnite. You jump out of an airplane with up to 150 other players and start looking for guns, ammo, and other supplies once you land. Then it’s time to go on the hunt and take down as many opponents as possible. The last one standing wins.
The playzone gets smaller and smaller throughout the game, bringing players closer together and making sure you’re always on your toes. Just like in PUBG, there are vehicles available so you can get from place to place faster. You can play solo or team up with one or even four other players.
H1Z1 isn’t as popular as PUBG or Fortnite, but it still has millions of devoted fans. It’s free to play and available on PS4 and PC. The company has confirmed a mobile version is in the works, but there are no details on when it’s coming.
11. Project Cars GO
Project Cars, a popular racing game on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, is getting a mobile spin-off. Called Project Cars GO, it will come with loads of exotic cars and tons of customization options, just like the PC and console versions.
Project Cars is known for an authentic racing experience, and the mobile version promises just that. The game has sold over two million copies worldwide so far and is one of the best of its kind.
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Gamevil and Slightly Mad Studios are developing the game, but there’s no word on the release date. Slightly Mad Studios CEO Ian Bell said racing fans will be “stomping the gas pedal and burning rubber very soon,” which makes us think it won’t be long until Project Cars GO makes its debut. When it does, it will give all the other titles on our list of best upcoming Android games a run for their money.
12. Diablo Immortal
Back in November 2018, developer Blizzard Entertainment announced it’s working on Diablo Immortal, its second mobile game. The title is being developed from the ground up, so it’s not a port of a previous Diablo PC or console game.
The storyline takes place between the events of Diablo II and III. The Archangel Tyrael is believed to be dead, while the Worldstone has been shattered into various fragments. Those Worldstone segments are the source of new and ancient evil creatures who want to use the stone’s power to take over the land.
The game lets you choose from six classes (Barbarian, Monk, Wizard, Crusader, Demon Hunter, and Necromancer), with each one having a set of at least 12 skills. You’ll be able to explore and fight in nine outdoors areas and will come across a lot of creatures never seen before in a Diablo title. The game is already listed on the Play Store, but an official release date has not been announced yet.
13. Path of Exile Mobile
Path of Exile was first released back in 2013, but constant updates and attention from developer Grinding Gear Games has kept the game relevant and popular all these years later. Now, a mobile version is one the way, and it’s looking to be an extremely faithful adaptation.
In the official trailer above, it’s revealed that the game is being developed in-house (with some delicious shade being thrown at PoE’s main competitor Diablo’s upcoming mobile title), which should mean that core gameplay elements remain intact. That said, there’s a reason why developers rely on studios with more mobile development experience, so don’t expect PoE Mobile to have a smooth and efficient development period.
For now, Path of Exile Mobile is still listed as an “experimental” title, so it’s entirely possible that it never sees an official release date. Stay tuned for more news on this one.
14. Impossible Bottles
Impossible Bottles is described as a rhythm game. You take on the role of a genius inventor who wants to provide an endless source of energy to the world with the help of his machines — from tiny robots to enormous golems.
To get the job done, you have to power the robots by firing streams of electricity in sync with the music. You can check out what this looks like by clicking here. But be careful: even a small mistake regarding the musical rhythm could create a global blackout and destroy the robots. The game features 10 hand-drawn robots, easy single-tap gameplay, and original electronic tracks to go along with each machine.
Impossible Bottles was initially scheduled for release in summer 2019, but it appears to have been delayed. There are no details on whether it will be a free-to-play title or not.
These are the some of best upcoming Android games to keep an eye out for, though we’re sure plenty of other interesting titles will debut this year.