Minecraft Earth (Android, iOS to come)
Fortnite has somewhat supplanted Minecraft as the kids’ favourite game, but it’s still a massive deal in its own right. Minecraft Earth promises to construct an augmented reality experience around the classic Minecraft template of crafting and building, as you get in amongst your tabletop creations and share them with others.
Bad North: Jotunn Edition (iOS and Android)
This exquisite tactical roguelike game made quite the impression when it landed on Switch and other consoles last year. Now Bad North is set for an iOS and Android release on October 15th, and we can’t wait. Raw Fury’s uniquely compact take on the real-time strategy genre promises to suit mobile to a tee.
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (iOS, Android to come)
Anyone who has played CD Projekt’s awesome RPG game The Witcher III: Wild Hunt on console or PC will be well familiar with Gwent, the engrossing card game-within-a-game. Now, following last year’s PC and console launch, it’s set to be spun off into a standalone free-to-play mobile game. You’ll soon be able to engage in fast paced card duels with real players wherever you go. Gwent has every chance of becoming the next Hearthstone when it hits iOS on October 29th.
Diablo Immortal (Android, iOS to come)
It’s fair to say that Diablo Immortal didn’t go down too well with hardcore ARPG fans when it was announced late last year. With Six iconic classes and a story set between Diablo II and II, we’re quietly hopeful that it can translate Blizzards lauded hack-and-slash formula to mobile. If it can steer clear of egregious monetisation and maintain the depth and balance that the series is known for, there’s a chance it won’t be another Elder Scrolls: Blades.
Black Desert Mobile (iOS and Android)
Black Desert Mobile is a much-optimised port of an MMO from South Korean developer Pearl Abyss. The original PC game (and its recent console remaster) is notable for ditching the standard stilted combat you might associate with the MMO genre in favour of something more action-based. This immensely promising MMO is headed to iOS and Android on December 12th.
Sky: Children of the Light (Android, already on iOS)
Sky: Children of the Light took us all by surprise when it launched on iOS a couple of months back. Soon, Android users will be able to embark on their own online adventure. Thatgamecompany has produced a dreamy cooperative experience that shares a number of elements with its own Journey, including a gorgeous combat-free fantasy world, wordless cooperation with other players, and a fluid movement system that has you soaring through the air.