Happy New Year! 7 games to look forward to in 2018

Happy New Year! Well, it will be when you’re over that killer hangover anyway. Speaking of that, we reckon we’ve got exactly what you need.

You love Android games, right? Well, what better way to put a little spring in your step than by showing off the most exciting games you’ll play this year. We’ve picked seven, and here they are in no particular order.

Alto’s Odyssey – learn more here

Alto’s Odyssey is the direct follow up to 2014’s breathtaking gorgeous Alto’s Adventure. Not much is known about the sequel, other than the desert setting, and you’ll board on sand dunes rather than ice.

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Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition – learn more here

Square Enix claims that Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition will be a miniature version of the entire latest entry in the Final Fantasy franchise. It’s all delivered in a cute chibi style as well, which is awesome.

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite / Hogwarts Mystery – learn more here 

There are two Harry Potter games coming in 2018, and they’re very different. Wizards Unite is a social location based game like Pokemon GO, while Hogwarts Mystery invites you to study in the magical school of witchcraft and wizardry itself.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

RuneScape Mobile – learn more here

RuneScape Mobile will also arrive in two forms this year, with each based on a different version of RuneScapeLegacy is based on the original version of the MMORPG, while Mobile includes all of its latest improvements.

Runescape Old School

Super Meat Boy Forever – learn more here

Finally! The long anticipated sequel Super Meat Boy Forever will launch on Android in 2018. It’s an autorunner, features combat, and each level is randomly generated.

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The Legend of Zelda – learn more here

The Legend of Zelda hasn’t been officially announced for mobile, but the rumours are strong in this one. We’re not sure how it will play, or when it will arrive, but we’d put our money on the mock version of Breath of the Wild Nintendo developed using the NES Zelda engine.

The Legend of Zelda

The Room: Old Sins – learn more here

The Room: Old Sins is the fourth instalment in the excellent puzzler franchise. There’ll be more touching and swiping to solve puzzles when this launches shortly after the iOS release on January 25th.

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Christmas duds: which terrible games have you received for Christmas?

Christmas duds: which terrible games have you received for Christmas? screenshot

When giving gifts at Christmas, it is the thought that counts. Especially in the time of trophies and achievements, unwrapping a mediocre game from a well-meaning great-aunt who asked the nice shop assistant for recommendations is not a big deal at all. However, it’s still possible for a gift to be such a misfire that you wonder why your poor relative didn’t just make life easier for themselves and get you a voucher. Or nothing at all.

When it comes to my Christmas duds, I cannot palm the responsibility for past Christmas disappointments off onto anyone else. All of the games that left a bitterer taste in my mouth than mushy Brussel sprouts did so because I did poor research when putting together my Christmas list, and Santa dutifully complied with what I had scribbled down. Now I (mostly) know better than to buy licensed games just because of the franchise they are attached to, or to buy a game because the cover is pretty. But that has been a tough lesson to learn.

So, which shoddy games did I struggle through with a sour face, one childhood Christmas Day? Keep reading, and contribute yours in the comments!

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds sets another concurrent player milestone

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds sets another concurrent player milestone screenshot

Whether you like it or not, PUBG is a massive hit. The game is such a big hit, in fact, that it just passed three million concurrent players on Steam! While it has been the most played game on the service for a couple of months now, this upward trend of people playing is only widening the gap between the competition. How can anyone catch up?

The Darkening of Tristram event returns to Diablo III next week

The Darkening of Tristram event returns to Diablo III next week screenshot

Blizzard have announced that The Darkening of Tristram event, held this time last year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Diablo, is set to return to Diablo III in January.

The Darkening of Tristram was a nostalgic event that allowed players to once again explore the grim dungeon from the original Diablo, complete with tweaks that pixelated the graphics, reduced lighting quality and cut animation frames to give the game a more authentic 1996 aesthetic.

Adventurers re-explored the hellish catacombs, encountering classic bosses such as The Butcher, before facing off with Big Red himself. I’ll admit it wasn’t quite what I was expecting, (I was hoping they’d go full-on and include the original HUD, map graphics, and the like), but it was still a very fun and quirky event.

There has, unfortunately, been no announcement forthcoming on any new content being added but, at the very least, players who failed to bag all the achievements and rewards last time around will have a second shot.

The Darkening of Tristram returns to Diablo III on January 1, 2018 and will remain live until January 30.

Diablo III’s Darkening of Tristram returns [PC Gamer]