Crescent Moon's gorgeous mobile answer to Metroid Prime, Morphite, has been officially confirmed for a spring release on Android.
It's 3D, features stylised cartoon visuals, and borrows heavily from Nintendo's intensely popular space adventure franchise. You'll explore seven different planets, gathering new abilities to unlock more paths.
You can choose which planet to explore at any given moment though, and they're procedurally generated, so aside from the visuals they'll be different each time.
And you'll be encouraged to go back, as the new abilities you unlock will allow you to access more areas than before.
You'll see plenty of combat, gather resources, and collect oddball creatures you discover. Between all that, this should keep you busy for a fair while.
There's still a few months at the very latest to go though, as Crescent Moon Games has announced a late spring release for this one. We'll keep you posted.
Card Thief, the recent sequel to the critically acclaimed Solitaire-style RPG, recently launched on iOS - with seemingly no Android release date in site.
Redditor WizardTimeGames took it upon himself to ask in Reddit for an update, and the developer itself, Tinytouchtales, responded directly:
"We're going to release in about a month. So expect it out by May 1st for sure."
That's from the horse's mouth itself, and we can cut the guy some slack as he openly admits that he's the sole developer working on this - along with providing support for both versions.
For the uninitiated, Card Thief is essentially a stealth version of Card Crawl. You have to move through a deck of cards, stealing items, snuffing out lights, and pickpocketing.
There are four different heists to complete, which each offer different challenges, and you'll earn equippable equipment upgrade cards for doing so. So you'll actually increase in power after completing each one, and can then try it again for a higher score.
And that's all wrapped up in gorgeous artwork as we can expect from Tinytouchtales.
No firm release date for this one just yet, but it'll launch on Android by May 1st for free. There'll be a single IAP to unlock the premium version.
Match three puzzlers and turn-based RPG battles are a match made in heaven, but they don’t always look that exciting.
Forge of Glory is different. With its 13 beautifully rendered 3D environments and brilliant character art it looks every bit the high budget action-RPG, and its gameplay covers a diverse array of single-player and multiplayer bases.
Firstly, there’s the PVE. This element of the game involves setting out across 13 different environments, ranging from desert to tundra, and getting into furious match-three scraps with enemies along the way.
The ultimate aim is to find the lair of the Bone Dragon and kill the beast that waits within.
Then there’s the PVP. This part of the game involves attacking other players’ towns for loot and other rewards. You can do this alone or with a co-op crew, with a chat function allowing you to direct the battle in real-time.
Of course, this means you have your own stronghold to defend. To this end, you can upgrade your buildings and level-up the terrible monsters that guard your city to help ensure that your enemies don’t find it too easy to rob you blind.
The match-three battles themselves draw on the distinctive skills of your party members (rogue, archer, mage, warrior), and see you attempting to both crush your opponent and break down their defences.
If you find the battles too difficult, you can engage auto mode to let the computer do the heavy lifting for you. If, however, you’re finding it all a bit easy, you can play in hardcore mode for bonus rewards.
Forge of Glory has been in soft launch for just under a year, and since then its developers have been tweaking and perfecting its formula.
You can download the highly polished result from right now.
Boy, that was a busy week for Android gaming. So much so that even we didn't manage to get to everything - for shame!
But fear not, as we've had a good dig through all of our sources to round up the best of the rest for you all in one place. Aren't we good?
So pour yourself a coffee, sit back, and relax into Sunday with DroidGamers.
Super Mario Run wasn't the only big mobile game we've been waiting months for on Android. Galaxy on Fire 3 also launched in December on iOS, and has also been teasing us with its fancy visuals and well-received space shooter gameplay. But that wait is now coming to a close, as you can to grab Galaxy on Fire 3 as soon as it hits Google Play. That's got to be an indication it's coming soon, right? Android gamers who remember the 90s well will no doubt have fond memories of the cheesy action series Power Rangers, in which five teenage ninjas have to juggle their homework and saving the world. You think you've got problems?
This week, Power Rangers made a return big time. A brand new movie adaptation hit the big screens, and a mobile fighting game launched on Android. Huzzah!
Perchang announced this week that it's working with Games Workshop on a gorgeous sequel to the excellent Warhammer Quest.
It's still a top-down turn-based strategy game, but the visuals have been given a serious ramp up. It's coming to Android this fall.
Space shooters are hot this week, aren't they? Stellar Wanderer by Crescent Moon Games released on Android to soothe our Galaxy on Fire 3-related impatience.
You can grab it right now from for free.
When Crash of Cars launched this week, we couldn't help but wonder - why hasn't this been done before?
.io multiplayer battlers are fiendishly popular, and a 3D car battler variant just makes so much sense. Go check it out on for free right now.
It's been a pretty big week for Android Gamers, and we've been right here on DroidGamers to cover it. We've had exciting new releases, updates that had us reaching for the reinstall button, and massive inbound titles teased.
But it's easy to miss this stuff during the week - particularly when your boss is breathing over your shoulder while you're sweating to hit that deadline.
But fear not - while we can't help you with your work stress, we can round up our biggest stories from this week in one place so you can relax and read them over your Saturday morning coffee.
Just what is going on over at the ? First the image of a drab, grayscale cityscape was teased, at the centre of which is a skyscraper with the logo Korp slammed front and centre.
Above, a caption read: "Trust your leaders", perhaps hinting at a post-apocalyptic dictatorship setting?
But today, a new series of images have been presented which appear to showcase the variety of maps on offer in Gameloft's answer to Call of Duty on mobile.
Gameloft's mobile tribute to Grand Theft Auto has packed its bags and moved to New Orleans in the latest iteration of Gangstar. Bigger is better seems to be the key phrase this time around, with a larger open world to explore, hundreds of vehicles to steal, and a story packed with dozens of missions to blast your way through.
Remember the days when video gaming meant rushing down to the local arcade after school to spend your pocket money on Time Crisis or House of the Dead?
Nexon surely does, and aims to port that experience right onto your mobile with its latest action game, Gunpie Adventure.
It's an over the top, gung-ho affair in which you and a bunch of fully-voiced wacky characters slaughter waves of monsters to bag priceless artefacts from ancient ruins the world over.
These artefacts unlock magic powers which will help you in a bind - and you'll need them. There are over 200 stages to complete, and a bunch of bosses to fight. Think they'll go down easy? Think again.
Outside of the campaign, there's plenty to keep you busy. You can participate in a bit of PvP in the form of Chase Battle, put your skills to the test in Challenge Mode, and collect PIE Stones in Excavation. Nope, no idea what they are - sorry!
If you're gagging for a new arcade experience, go ahead and check out on Google Play right now.
Super Mario Run has , allowing Nintendo fans on Android to leap across the Mushroom Kingdom like a parkour wizard.
Alongside the launch, Nintendo released a sizeable update on iOS, leaving Android fans to speculate whether the patch was also included on Google Play.
On March 30th you'll be able to enter the world of Yo Kai Watch right from your phone in puzzle RPG Wibble Wobble.
Wibble Wobble is all about the battling - and it kind of plays like Threes meets Pokemon. Swipe to connect two identical Wib Wobs which creates a larger version. Tap that to deal damage to the enemy Yo Kai.
So for the last few weeks, I've been playing through Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet. This is a point and click adventure game, that's part of a franchise with the eponymous heroine, but is the only one that's available on this platform. That being said, the game plays quite fine without the backdrop to the story of a prior game.
Capcom has just released the classic arcade platformer, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, on the Google Play store today. Most famous for being one of the most difficult platformers of all time, it has been “optimized” for gaming on mobile platforms.
Released by First Mutant, Virexian is a new dual stick shooter for the Android Platform. In this game, players will control a single robot that is out to survive the onslaught of hostile robots that are gunning for its destruction.
Developer Not Doppler's Crash of Cars is a new vehicular combat game that's been released on Android. In this game, players will be tasked with destroying the cars of their opponents, and collecting the rewards that drop, in a .io format.
Update Tuesday March 14, 12:30 PST: We have confirmation from the dev that the game is to be released globally tomorrow. So for those that are wanting to play this game, your wait is about over. Again, the game contains both ads as well as optional IAPs, but will be free to download and play.
Released by Rockbite Games, Deep town is an upcoming game that's based on the idea of mining a planet that's deep in outer space. Players will begin their mining operation after the ship lands, and begins drilling via a laser, only for it to malfunction. From there, players will take direct control, in their bid to gather up the maximum amount of resources, from the greatest depths possible.