Learn more about the top 8 upcoming Android games for 2023 in the post below.
Some incredible titles dropped last year, taking your newly bought gaming phone for an explosive ride. However, with another year coming to a close, some hot prospects might squeeze their way in, leaving plenty of challengers ready to triumph at the top of our Android’s best games roundup. Let’s see how many of these upcoming games truly delivered on their promises as the hottest title to arrive.
1. Rainbow Six Mobile
Rainbow Six Mobile features Rainbow Six Siege’s famous tactical FPS gameplay in bite-sized form; it’s a 5v5 hero shooter where you’ll encounter game modes like secure and bomb, which put you in a position to play strategically with your team.
So far, Rainbow Six Mobile has undergone alpha testing and recently had a closed beta for select countries. Ubisoft has initially confirmed a 2022 release window for Android and iOS, leaving the pre-registration up to the Play Store.
However, it only recently finished a closed beta in late 2022, including improving quality of life based on the beta feedback, so it’s now clear the launch will happen sometime in 2023. As of July 2023, the game has finished a second closed beta cycle, hinting that a soft launch will soon follow. Given the soft launch to Canada, we anticipate a hard release around the corner. If you’re absolutely itching to know more, check out the news for maps on the official Rainbow Six Mobile website.
2. Warcraft Rumble Arclight
You’ll feel at home with Warcraft Rumble Arclight if you’re already familiar with the mechanics behind Clash Royale; you’re essentially collecting, building, and powering up an army of Warcraft Minis for tactical tower defense gameplay. It has a strong focus on the single-player content, leaving out any form of competitive play, but as you progress across stages, you’ll face challenges that test your wits and your army’s strength.
So expect this title to keep you busy for a while. So far, the game has undergone a few beta tests and is currently open for pre-registration. Additionally, Warcraft Rumble Arclight received an overhaul and beta test for PvP, more changes are likely to come ready for full release on November 3rd.
3. Little Nightmares
In 2022, we were hit with the surprise news that the famous puzzle-platformer horror adventure game is making its way to mobile. Little Nightmares won the best Indie game in 2016 at Gamescom and spawned a well-received sequel Little Nightmares II a few years later. And note, this isn’t the first mobile appearance by the famous cute and eerie game series. We had the series’ prequel, Very Little Nightmares, land on Android in 2019.
In addition, the port of Little Nightmare from the console and PC version was slated to arrive in Winter 2023, but recently the renowned French publisher Playdigious announced a delay on the port. Despite the sad news, the new release date is slated for December 12th of this year. And we already know how reputable Playdigious is for handling mobile ports with care and polish, so this is another one worth keeping tabs on.
4. Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile
The fad for porting over hot battle royale games isn’t over; Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile is taking a piece of the pie, and it will be delicious. Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile will support up to 120 players in each match, and fan-favorite Verdansk map makes a return. The best part is that this game supports cross-progression for your battle pass and friends list to sync with other titles, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 — now you can get your fill of Call of Duty wherever you’d like without worrying about individual progress levels. Pre-registration is officially up, but the release date is pushed back for a full global release until Spring 2024. Right now, Call of Duty Warzone Mobile has a limited release for residents residing in Australia, Chile, Norway, and Sweden — expect more countries to join the fray as time goes on.
5. Valorant Mobile
Right now, Valorant is only on PC, so a mobile release would mean players who don’t own a gaming rig can finally try out Valorant. Valorant is a 5v5 CS: GO-styled hero shooter where you face off against opponents on the attack or defense; combine your skill with your quick thinking, and you’ll truly feel at home while playing Valorant. The game on PC is also known for its aggressive anti-cheat measures, meaning you can expect Riot Games to put that same level of care into the mobile port.
Valorant Mobile was announced in 2021, and we already know that smaller-scale beta tests have been conducted, and there’s still room for an accessible beta release date in the next few months. The release window was between 2022 and 2023, but now that 2022 is over with, the date is narrowed down to 2023 (potentially early 2024). So expect news on beta tests to come in the meantime.
6. Assassin’s Creed Jade
The latest Assassin’s Creed title from Ubisoft is set in Ancient China. This mobile iteration will have character creation and open-world gameplay, but don’t expect a full-fledged triple AAA Assassin’s Creed game this time. The game is free to play and shouldn’t feel significantly different in quality from previous console title entries, so anyone wishing to get their feet wet in Assassin’s Creed should look forward to this one. There is no definite release date; however, it is “coming soon,” implying a possible launch this year. Since the announcement at Gamescom, Ubisoft has been making noise about an upcoming second worldwide closed beta test, which should provide us with some insight into the game’s present state.
7. Black Clover M: Rise of The Wizard King
Given the immense competition from One Piece, which has been running since 1997, Black Clover may not be the best-selling manga series right now. Despite this, Black Clover has consistently made the top 10 and top 20 best-seller lists, and Crunchyroll stated that it was one of the most popular anime of 2020 in 87 countries. Given the IP’s stellar reputation, it’s no surprise that a high-quality game would emerge at some point.
Black Clover M: Rise of the Wizard King, Black Clover’s new mobile title, has already debuted in Japan and Korea; the developers anticipate an impending global release after making adjustments/optimizations to better the experience for its global audience. According to the official X account, the global release will take place in 2023, so sit tight as we only have a few more months to go.
8. Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat
With so many Devil May Cry (DMC) clones on the market, it’s about time Capcom’s popular franchise made its debut on Android. The first mobile title, Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat, is scheduled for release by the end of 2023; NebulaJoy is in charge of the project, which is overseen (carefully) by Capcom. Classic characters, situations, weaponry, and bosses from previous editions will return in Peak of fighting, as will the franchise’s sophisticated action fighting system. If you want to try out one of the most popular action games, pre-register below.
2023 isn’t over yet — new mobile titles are on the rise
The year 2022 was a roller coaster for Android releases, and we’re already approaching the conclusion of 2023. Some of these games were delayed, while others were released early. Others, on the other hand, have arrived just in time to threaten our top Android games compilation. A wealth of AAA-worthy titles are making their way to the platform, in addition to some hot prospects, so competition remains fierce. Fortunately, 2022 was a fantastic milestone for what the platform has to offer, providing us with insight into how future games can perform.