Android Gaming Headlines and Updates: Crashlands 2, Company of Heroes, Genshin Impact, and More


If this week’s news is anything to go by, there’s a lot of entertainment on the horizon for us Android gamers.

The fun starts next week, with the release of a new murderer and survivor in Dead by Daylight Mobile, and continues all the way through to some indeterminate future date when Crashlands 2 arrives. On the way there’s Genshin Impact, Company of Heroes, Orwell’s Animal Farm, and more.

To check out the latest new Android games and sales, head to the Saturday companion to this article.

Headlines

The oft-updated Dead by Daylight Mobile has received a steady stream of new murderers and survivors since it launched earlier this year. The next murderer on the horizon, coming next week, is Oni, a nihilist samurai. That’s a lethal combination.

Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower is a forthcoming tactical turn-based strategy game based in the Age of Sigmar era of the Warhammer series. A new trailer has just dropped, showcasing the gameplay in intricate detail – so it’s well worth soaking up if you’re interested in the game.

Already available on iPad, Company of Heroes is finally deploying to Android on September the 10th. In case you’ve been living in a cave, Company of Heroes is a classic WWII RTS, starting with D-Day and tracking the Battle of Normandy and beyond. It’s fab.

Butterscotch Shenanigans, the deservedly celebrated behind Levelhead and Crashlands, sent a corner of Reddit into a minor tailspin last week by putting a product page for Crashlands 2 on the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, it cost $99.99 and didn’t work, because it was just for testing purposes. It’s a sign that the game should be with us soon, however.

Last weekend, we enjoyed recounting the legal battle that’s currently playing out between Epic and the two major mobile app store operators: Google and Apple. Epic brought that suit, but in turn a Florida tourist attraction called Coral Castle is going after Epic for copyright infringement. The winner: lawyers.

Pokemon Cafe Mix came out. Unsurprisingly, this accessible matching puzzler featuring Pokemon has been a hit, though not a runaway one. Two months in, it’s clocked up 5 million downloads, and to celebrate it’s giving away Golden Acorns and more.

Genshin Impact, the ambitious multiplayer action-RPG that takes more than a few leaves out of Breath of the Wild’s book, finally has an official release date. It’ll be ready on September the 28th on all platforms, meaning you’ll be able to pick up your mobile and go on a co-op adventure with your PS4, PC, and iOS playing buddies.

Pokemon Masters had a rocky launch, but in the 12 months since it landed with an embarrassing squelch it’s been consistently and diligently improved. To mark the game’s first birthday, and the progress it’s made, DeNA and The Pokemon Company have decided to change its name to Pokemon Masters EX. There’s some new content, too.

To celebrate the 17th anniversary of the publication of Animal Farm, George Orwell’s scathing farm-based satire of Stalinism, the developer of Reigns is making an Animal Farm game. While details are fairly thin on the ground, we know that the gameplay will involve overthrowing an outmoded regime and attempting to run a communist utopia. Which technically makes you the bad guy.

Updates

NASCAR fans rejoice. CSR Racing 2, Zynga’s hugely popular free-to-play drag racing game, has entered into a commercial pact with the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. The main upshot of this deal is that you can now own the Camaro ZL1 1LE (in the game, not in real life) by completing a series of races across the North American continent.

The latest chunk of DLC in MineCraft is an officially licensed Jurassic World spinoff that sees you operating a dinosaur theme park. What could possibly go wrong? The pack contains 21 skins and over 60 different species of dinosaur, and it sees you crafting dinosaurs, collecting DNA, and, we can only assume, overreaching, Icarus-like, and triggering a gory disaster.

After what feels like a longish wait, Tides of Oblivion is finally available. This eagerly anticipated DLC package for acclaimed soulslike Pascal’s Wager puts you in the shoes of Robert Pattinson lookalike Jerold and tasks you using new moves to kill new monsters. It costs $2.99, while the base game is still available for its introductory price of $3.99.



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