Android Central strives to bring you a variety of gaming coverage, which is why we’ll be starting up a new monthly Android gaming recap, compiling all of the biggest news to land in the Android gaming space in one convenient area. Though we cover platforms like PlayStation, Stadia, and VR, we live and breathe Android — it’s in our name, after all. To kick things off in October, a few updates dropped for some of the most popular mobile games out there, and fans finally have a PUBG: New State release date to look forward to. Let’s check everything out below.
Genshin Impact’s new characters set the internet ablaze
One quick search for Arataki Itto on Twitter shows plenty of fanart with several thousand likes and retweets already. Search at your own caution, though, because they aren’t always safe for work. People are clearly thirsty. Here’s a more safe for work edit you can enjoy.
Source: Android Central
Pokémon Unite gets spooky just in time for Halloween
Source: Android Central
And not only did Halloween arrive in Pokémon Unite, but the absolute unit that is Greedent did too. Just look at this chunky tank.
He’s doing his best and I love him. 10/10 great job defending the goals.
RIP Dr. Mario World, gone too soon
Goodbye Dr. Mario World, we hardly knew ya.
Diablo Immortal introduces the Necromancer in closed beta
The closed beta, only available for Android, will allow players to test out Diablo Immortal’s in-game purchases for the first time — not exactly something that people want to hear when it comes to free-to-play mobile games. Regardless, the closed beta is taking place now. Blizzard also notes that any purchases made during the closed beta will be converted to equivalent in-game credits upon launch.
Resident Evil legends come to Fortnite
And if you’ve come here looking for me to talk about the Fortnite metaverse, prepare to be disappointed. There are about a million other things I’d rather talk about. Like PUBG: New State 👇
PUBG expands its universe in November
Taking place in 2051, PUBG: New State features new mechanics like drones, futuristic helicopters, ballistic shields, dodging, and support requests. It’s set to include four maps upon launch, including Troi (new) and Erangel (returning).
If you can’t wait until then, players can take part in a tech test on Oct. 29 and 30.
Stadia is lending its streaming technology to companies like AT&T
Source: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
“This is being powered by the Stadia technology,” an AT&T spokesperson said in a statement to IGN. “For this demo, AT&T created a front end experience to enable gamers to play Batman: Arkham Knight directly from their own website and the game is playable on virtually any computer or laptop.”
Stadia has been on the rocks for a while now, with Google shuttering its internal game development division earlier this year. What was a grand ambition from Google to enter the gaming space will likely end up just being licensed to other companies.
While this isn’t technically an Android game, I’m counting it on this recap because the offer is only available for AT&T customers.
Looking at the months ahead
It wasn’t an incredibly eventful month, but big games are on the horizon like PUBG: New State, Battlefield Mobile, Valorant Mobile, and Apex Legends Mobile. A few of these don’t have release dates yet, but they’re sure to be big hits whenever they launch. Whatever the case, we’ll keep you up to date.
– Jennifer Locke