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Alto’s Odyssey, PUBG Mobile and Rooster Teeth’s RWBY: Amity Arena – just a few of the exceptional titles we battled our way through on our Xperia smartphones last year.

Whether you’re a fan of shooters or racing games, MOBAs or RPGs, 2019 is ramping up to be a big year for Android gaming.

With its striking OLED screen incorporating Sony’s BRAVIA® technology, it’s no wonder users of the XZ3 love getting their gaming fix on their handset. Mixing crystal-clear imagery with eye-popping colours, you can enjoy all the upcoming titles in the palm of your hand. To make your experience even more immersive, the built-in Dynamic Vibration System and powerful S-Force Front Surround speakers make Sony’s Xperia XZ3 the perfect platform for hardcore gamers and dabblers alike.

With so many incredible titles set to land on the Google Play Store in 2019, we’ve picked out some of the best for you to enjoy on your Xperia XZ3!

The Elder Scrolls: Blades
The Elder Scrolls: BladesFrom Bethesda Game Studios (the award-winning creators of Skyrim) comes The Elder Scrolls: Blades – a first-person RPG coming to Android in early 2019. The story follows the Blades – the Empire’s top agents – who are forced into exile through three different game modes: single-player story mode, dungeons and area battle mode. This role-playing title is set to offer a gripping combat system and console-quality graphics, made even better on your Xperia XZ3!

Pre-register on the Google Play Store here.

Stranger Things 3: The Game
Stranger Things 3: The Game2019 is set to be a big year for our favourite Hawkins’ residents with the highly anticipated release of the popular sci-fi series Stranger Things 3. Announced at The Game Awards 2018, fans will now be able to get a second dose of Eleven and her friends when Stranger Things 3: The Game launches later this year! It’s a 16-bit top-down action game, reminiscent of how video games looked in the 80s, the decade in which the show is set. Expect the spooky, the supernatural and lots of action.

Bad North
Bad NorthDefend your kingdom against a horde of enemy Vikings as you lead your people towards safety. Initially released on Nintendo Switch, Bad North is set to land on Android devices this year! It’s an easy-to-learn, harder-to-master micro-strategy game which requires you to use brutal real-time tactics to optimise space and resources. Don’t let the gorgeous art style and simple commands fool you, or you’ll soon find your allies all wiped out!

HamsterdamFans of button-smashing, rejoice! Become a champion Hamster-fu in this cutesy ‘beat ‘em up’ from indie developers, Muse Games. Take the fate of Hamsterdam into your own paws as you fight the chinchillas, rats and other foes to protect your home. Originating from a Kickstarter campaign, Hamsterdam offers gamers a catchy 80s soundtrack combined with classic arcade combat mechanics.

Super Meat Boy Forever
Super Meat Boy ForeverAfter the original game launched at PAX and Nintendo’s Nindies Summer 2017 Showcase, Team Meat announced that their popular platformer, Super Meat Boy is back this April with an exciting sequel! Meat Boy and Bandage Girl must fight their way through over 7,000 levels to save their daughter Nugget from Dr. Fetus, who is as cunning as ever. With a distinctively red art-style and a soundtrack to match, Super Meat Boy Forever is definitely for those gamers who like a challenge.

PAYDAY: Crime War
PAYDAY: Crime WarFor the first time ever in the PAYDAY universe, PAYDAY: Crime War allows players to experience gameplay from the law enforcement’s perspective, should they want a break from the heist life. Gamers can choose between single player and co-operative multiplayer PvP modes across multiple locations, including the First World Bank. Prepare for an action-packed first-person shooter. It’s time for PAYDAY!

H1Z1Parachute down and hit the ground running – H1Z1, the original battle royale game is set to launch on Android in 2019! Also available on Sony’s PlayStation® 4, the free-to-play H1Z1 will see you battling and defending yourself against up to 100 other players in a last-man-standing deathmatch! Scavenge for supplies, craft your tools and grapple to survive as a toxic cloud of gas shadows the map.

Are there any upcoming releases you think should have made the list? Let us know in the comments below.