Mobile gaming has come a very long way in recent years and things are only going to get better as technology advances. Not in the two distant past we had to accept that puzzle games like Candy Crush were our only options on our handheld devices due to limitations in technology. Nowadays, however, we can play awesome games such as strategy racing and shooter games that all have excellent graphics and provide some serious gaming satisfaction. The best part is that most of them are completely free to download and play!
2017 has already been a busy year with the release of many mobile games but the best is still yet to come with so very big names about to hit the market. You’ll be amazed when you see some of the names coming our way – as you’re almost certain to have played or seen some of these franchises before.
Could 2017 be one of the best ever years for mobile game releases? Well, take a little look through some of the games that are still to come this year and let us know what you think:
Assassin’s Creed: Rebellion
Those of you that are fans of console gaming are going to know all about the success that the Assassin’s Creed franchise has had over the years. While there was no new release in 2016, they have been targeting a double barreled attack in 2017 with the release of their latest console game alongside getting in on the mobile gaming market as well.
Assassin’s Creed: Rebellion is available for both Android and iOS users right now but its still in testing stages and has not been officially released. However, players can still download it from the stores and play it whiles it’s being developed. Requiring a good mix of strategy and logical thinking, Rebellion will have you increasing your ranks of assassins as you embark on some risky missions.
There seems to be a lot of old computer games that are now making the switch over to the mobile industry. We’ve had the likes of GTA already make the move but now EA are working on bringing a full port of the ever-so-loved game called The Sims. Many of you will remember the hours of fun this game provided as you essentially spent time living the life of a graphic, instead of living your own real life.
Get jobs, get married, have kids and basically just take your character through all of the obstacles in life and hopefully allow them to retire a happy person who has fulfilled most of their dreams.
With tons of customizable options, plenty of content and a selection of unlockable stuff for you to work on, The Sims is almost certain to become as populas as it was when it was released on the PC decades ago. The release date has not been confirmed but it has been said that we should expect to see it by the end of the year.
Terra Battle 2
Another big title coming to all mobile platforms later this year is Terra Battle 2, the eagerly awaited sequel to the hugely popular original. At this moment in time, there is not a lot known about it other than what the developer has said publicly. He claims that the story will be very similar but the gameplay will be completely different to what the original had.
Players will battle alongside their companions, form strategies and formations and generally work together to defeat their enemies. The best news is that the game will be free to play but will also give a few bonuses to players that make any in-game purchases.
Hardcore gamers will remember the legendary Runescape and the huge popularity that it has received from players since its original conception back in 2001. 16 years later, and Jagex, who are the software developers behind the game, are now bringing it to users of the Android and iOS platforms.
If you’re thinking that it’s going to be a special mobile-edition that is just based on the game but in a different format, you’re wrong. What they are actually doing is bringing the whole game back just as it was when released and porting it over to the different operating systems. Both Old School Runescape and Runescape will be released late-2017 and early 2018 respectively and are tipped to become hugely successful mobile games.
Legend of Zelda
If you thought that Runescape was going to be most anticipated game on this list, you came very close but Legend of Zelda is just about going to edge it out in that regard. Nintendo are in the process of working on the title which is set to be released either later this year or early in 2018 at the latest.
Set to be released on both Android and iOS, the developers are not saying much about the game at the moment, which is really helping to build the mystery and anticipation around such a legendary franchise release.
As you can see, there are some cracking titles there to look forward to, some will have even given you flashbacks to your past when you already got your fair share of entertainment out of the franchises. 2017 is shaping up to be a very good year for us mobile gamers and while that’s great news; it makes us start to wonder about what might be in store come 2018!
We’re sure there will be some big surprises and more big names to come and we’ll be on hand to be the ones to let you know about them all. Let us know in the comments if you know of any other big titles coming our way or whether you’re looking forward to the above titles.