Welcome to our weekly roundup of the top Android games news, updates, and more on the Google Play Store! Below you’ll find everything worth knowing about all the major developments in the Android gaming world over the past seven days.
Let us know what Android games you’ve been playing this week and which games you’re most looking forward to in the comments!
Top Android gaming news
Samsung enters the game streaming market with PlayGalaxy Link
Samsung briefly showed its upcoming PlayGalaxy Link service at the recent Unpacked event, but now we have more details and a release date. Like Steam Link, it allows you to stream games from your PC to your Samsung smartphone.
With the enormous screen on the Galaxy Note 10 Plus, it’s a compelling way to experience AAA games right from your smartphone.
Dictator simulator Tropico is coming to Android
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be the totalitarian dictator of a small Caribbean island, Tropico is just the game for you. Set in the 1950s, you’ll have to build roads, buildings, and win the hearts and minds of island dwellers… often by force.
The original Tropico will hit Android devices on September 5th. You can pre-register now on the Google Play Store.
Mythgard is a new card game headed to Android, Steam, and more
Card game lovers have a new game to look forward to on mobile devices. Mythgard features an extensive story mode, 1v1 and 2v2 modes, and support for both mobile devices and PCs. It’s been in alpha for a while now, but the official beta will start on September 19th.
Pre-register now for Saint Seiya Awakening: Knights of the Zodiac
This RPG based on the classic Saint Seiya anime/manga series was announced months ago, but you can finally pre-register for it on the Google Play Store. It allows you to relive the excitement of the series by harnessing the Saints’ Cosmo first hand.
More Google Stadia details to be revealed at Gamescom
We included this in our roundup last week as well, but attendees at Gamescom next week will be able to try out Google’s upcoming cloud gaming service Stadia first hand. For those not attending there will be another Stadia Connect on August 19. Hopefully we learn about more Google Stadia games and unique features of the platform.
Android game updates and events
PUBG Mobile has a new zombie infection game mode and more
A big mid-season PUBG Mobile update hit this week, with an exciting new game mode that lets players try to infect others as zombies. Infection features two teams — defenders and zombies — and the first one to eliminate the other wins.
Apart from that, there are new nautical themed cosmetics and a daily mission revamp. Learn more in our PUBG Mobile update hub.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival hits Indianapolis later this month
The first real-world event for Niantic’s Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will take place from August 31 to September 1 in Indianapolis. It will feature themed lounges, a series of special assignments, and the appearance of in-game dragons for the first time.
You can buy tickets from within the app, and attendees will receive a variety of goodies. One lucky wizard will even win a $10,000 shopping spree.
That’s all for our top Android games weekly round-up! Did we miss any big Android gaming news? Let us know in the comments below! Also be sure to stay tuned to Android Authority for this Sunday’s edition of Android Apps Weekly for more app and game news!