As we get closer to the end of the year, it’s kind of an early Christmas for fans of mobile games. With developers trying to beat the iOS App Store shutdown week, lots of cool stuff tends to pop up in December, and this year is shaping up to be no exception.
Here are five new mobile games that have caught our eye this week, including a sequel to the incredible Reigns, a very welcome RPG port and more.
REIGNS: HER MAJESTY
It wasn’t always good to be king in Reigns, but it was fun to rule or die trying. Something tells us Her Majesty has more than just a simple gender swap in store for us, and when you throw in Devolver Digital’s wicked sense of humor, it sounds like a winning formula.
Already a hit on Steam, no one seemed to know this was arriving on mobile so soon. If you like the thought of a sandbox RPG with tactical combat, random events and homes you can decorate to your heat’s content, you’ll probably be glad it’s here.
AMAZING KATAMARI DAMACY
Save the universe with a rolling ball of garbage! Even if you’ve never played any of the previous Katamari games, you have to be intrigued with a premise like that. Even if you’ve had your fill of endless runners, this … um, endless roller is worth a look.
PASSPARTOUT: STARVING ARTIST
Despite a title that sounds like “passport out” and is about border crossings or something, this is actually an art sim of sorts, challenging you to make a living from your passion. Plus you know it’s French art thanks to the icon’s mustache and beret. Accept no substitutes.
STREETS OF RAGE CLASSIC
Mobile gamers of a certain age will remember this one, everyone else can just get down with the beat-’em up action and let out a little frustration on their phones and tablets. Not actually beating up their devices, but you know what we mean.