The world of mobile gaming is always expanding, and 2020 will bring loads of new releases with it. Whether you like to sit back and play a game on your phone after a long day at work, or you're a serious gamer keen to get your teeth stuck into a challenging strategy game, there's plenty to look forward to in the next year.
Below, we've selected four of the best smartphone games scheduled to be released in 2020. Get ready to hit download; they're available for both Android and iOS.
Teamfight Tactics is a League of Legends themed auto-battler, scheduled to be released for mobile mid-March 2020. Auto-battler games are all about strategy, and across the genre. they feature chess-like elements that constantly challenge players, forcing them adapt to the situation unravelling on screen.
Teamfight Tactics was first launched in 2019 on Windows and macOS, but the adapted version for smartphones will feature a handful of new updates, including new champions and items, and fewer extreme random mechanics to make sure the player with the best strategy wins more often. The premise of the game is to face seven opponents and be the last one standing, and to do this you'll need to build the strongest team possible. Battles consist of multiple rounds, and between each round you can place your champions in certain positions on the battlefield to counteract and defeat your opponents. Each champion has a different origin and class, with unique traits, strengths and weaknesses.
Available on iOS and Android, any mobile user can enjoy sinking their teeth into this one.
Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall
Game of Thrones might have aired its final season in 2019, but that doesn’t mean fans have nothing to look forward to. Westeros is back, with Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall - a collective strategy RPG smartphone game that's set decades before the show.
Coming to Android and iOS in 2020, you'll play the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, and take on the role of protecting Westeros from Wildlings and much more fearsome enemies. Fight battles, recruit characters, explore multiple game modes and venture into alternate timelines via the mysterious weirwood trees. The magic of the weirwood trees means you can head even further back into the past, or jump into the future and see various versions of Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen and more of the hit show's biggest characters.
Plants vs. Zombies 3
Everyone's heard of Plants vs. Zombies, the classic smartphone game that drops you right in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, providing you with nothing but plants to defend your home. First released in 2009, the game has had international success and now it's back for the third instalment: Plants vs. Zombies 3.
What exactly Plants vs. Zombies 3 will look like is still to be revealed, but we know it'll be have a free-to-play structure like the second game in the series, and there's been a pre-Alpha version available for a select number of users on the Google Play Store. Expect even more zombies, brand-new plants with special skills and loads of surprises along the way.
Plants vs. Zombies 3 will be arriving on the App Store and Google Play Store sometime in 2020.
Arknights is one of the earliest games to be released in 2020, officially hitting the App Store and Google Play store on January 16th, 2020. Already a huge success in China, the game is going global, and now players in the UK, North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia will all be able to experience it for themselves.
In the world of Arknights, there is a powerful ore that instantly infects anyone that comes into contact with it. The infection has three distinct stages, resulting in death. To prevent the disease from spreading, infected victims are quarantined, however people are beginning to rebel for their freedom.
The rebellions are destroying cities, and this is where you come in. You'll play a doctor employed by Rhodes Island, a special research organisation determined to put a stop to the infection. You'll be tasked with recruiting and training Operators; whose aim is to protect the innocent. Arknights has a fantastic storyline, with plenty of challenges to overcome and secrets to uncover, and the tactics you use really will determine the outcome of the game.
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