Google Play 2018 Fan Favorite Game Nominees Include Final Fantasy XV, Pokémon GO
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Google Play will open voting for its Fan Favorite Games and App categories on November 11, but you can check out the nominees right now. The game category is narrowed down to 20 choices including Epic Action's Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire and Niantic's Pokémon GO.
Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire is a free-to-play mobile MMO strategy game with micro transactions. The game has accumulated US$380 million since its launch in June 2017. Like Square Enix's console game, New Empire stars the same cast of characters and features the same soundtrack.
Pokémon GO remains a juggernaut in the mobile gaming scene and the game is bound to get a player push with its new integration into the Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/Eevee! Nintendo Switch games this year.
Pokémon GO sends players out into the real world to discover nearby Pokémon, participate in large-scale events, and defeat gym leaders.
The other games in Google Play's Fan Favorite Game category are Clash Royale, Jurassic World Alive, Love Nikki-Dress UP Queen, Guns of Glory, The Sims Mobile, Homescapes, Harry Potter: Hogwarts, Candy Crush Friends Saga, PUBG Mobile, The Walking Dead: Our World, Asphalt 9: Legends - 2018's New Arcade Racing Game, Run Sausage, Run!, Empires & Puzzles: RPG Quest, Toon Blast, MARVEL Strike Force, Madden NFL Overdrive, Kick the Buddy, and Hungry Dragon.
Google is also opening votes for the Japanese edition of games and apps. Neither Pokémon GO nor Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire are included in that list, but there are a few familiar faces. Japanese players will be able to pick between King of Fighters ALLSTAR, Yo-kai Watch World, Dragon Ball Legends, Fantasy Life Online, Pokémon Quest, Monogatari Series Puku Puku, Tabi Kaeru, King's Raid, Dragalia Lost, PUBG Mobile, Dynasty Warriors: Unleashed, Princess Connect! Re:Dive, Neko no Nyahho, Arc the Lad R, Identity V, Knives Out, Dungeon Maker, Girls' Frontline, Kyōtō Kotoba RPG: Kotodaman, and Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation .
Last year, Fire Emblem Heroes won best mobile game of the year in the Google Play Best of 2017 Japan. The user-voted category went to BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!, the rhythm game based on the BanG Dream! multimedia franchise.