Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions The latest stories from Pocket Gamer, updated every five minutes. FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Wed, 17 Oct 2018 05:22:38 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Fortnite kicks into full autumn gear with its 6.10 update <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mzxgtl/quadcrasher.jpg" width="200" alt="Fortnite kicks into full autumn gear with its 6.10 update" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Fortnite’s</em> latest update, version 6.10, is a real doozy, introducing a new vehicle, in-game tournaments, and a whole slew of other features and fixes. Epic Games has just released the patch notes, giving us a good look at what we can expect in the new update.<br><br>First on the docket is the game’s Battle Royale mode, which has received the Quadcrasher, a two-seat vehicle with boost capabilities that can send you flying through obstacles and into the air. Pair up with a buddy and wreak serious havoc on your enemies.<br><br><em>Fortnite’s</em> also adding an Events tab to the game, featuring a variety of regularly scheduled tournaments that you can sign up for. These events play out over the course of several hours, and you’ll begin each tournament on equal footing. As you progress, though, you will gradually be placed with players with equal points earned in battle. This resets for each new tournament you participate in. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=79023'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=79023 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:19 GMT It's a big day for Pokemon GO fans - Generation IV has arrived <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-tgvf/pokemon-go-ios-promo-gen-iv-promo-banner.jpg" width="200" alt="It's a big day for Pokemon GO fans - Generation IV has arrived" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Niantic has unleashed Pokemon from the Sinnoh into the wild in <em>Pokemon GO</em>, giving you your first chance to catch Pokemon from <em>Pokemon Pearl</em>, <em>Pokemon Diamond</em>, and <em>Pokemon Platinum</em>.<br><br>There’s a new trailer commemorating the event, showcasing Glaceon, Leafeon, Lucario, and many others. We even get a quick glimpse of Legendary Pokemon Giratina, who could be coming to the game in a Raid or Research Task.<br><br>Niantic will be rolling out the new Pokemon in waves, but you can catch the first few right now. You’ll find them in the wild, in eggs, and through raids, so keep an eye out. According to <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSilphRoad/comments/9ooeha/megathread_new_sinnoh_pokemon_and_wild_spawn/">The Silph Road subreddit</a>, these are the Sinnoh Pokemon you can catch in the wild currently: <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=79022'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=79022 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:32:37 GMT Top 25 best strategy games on iPhone and iPad <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-xwtin_warbits_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Top 25 best strategy games on iPhone and iPad" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated July 13, 2018:</strong> New entries added<hr /><br><br>Strategy games. They're for hardcore PC gamers, with their mice (mouses?) and large screens and permanently furrowed brows. <br><br>Making any such claim would be a serious strategic blunder, for on the App Store right now there are dozens of top notch strategy games that play beautifully on mobile devices.<br><br>And these big-guns have serious range: we've got epic historical strategy, squad-based sci-fi strategy, stripped-back abstract experiments, and massively multiplayer social city builders.<br><br>We haven't even included the compelling tower defence sub-genre, which deserves its very own top 25 list.<br><br>So, sit back, engage the strategic part of your brain, and start planning which of these games you're going to buy next. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Best+iPhone+games/feature.asp?c=68652'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Best+iPhone+games/feature.asp?c=68652 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:27:06 GMT Nier: Automata's 2B joins Star Ocean: Anamnesis for worldwide launch <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-wxdug_star-ocean-anamnesis-ios-android-artwork-2b_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Nier: Automata's 2B joins Star Ocean: Anamnesis for worldwide launch" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> 2B, or not 2B? That is the question, and for the newly-launched Star Ocean: Anamnesis, the answer is the first one. Definitely 2B.<br><br>Yes, Square Enix is borrowing Yoko Taro's android woman and throwing her into the fray in its new mobile RPG based on the classic sci-fi JRPG series, Star Ocean.<br><br>2B is the featured character in the game's Campaign Character Draw banner, meaning she has a much higher drop rate for now until October 30th. So there's no guarantees, but you're still much more likely to get her now instead of later down the line.<br><br>But what is Star Ocean: Anamnesis, anyway? Why, it's a free-to-play RPG which lets you summon in characters from across the entire Star Ocean franchise to fight for you in glorious 3D battles. Expect lots of EXP grinding, gacha, and anime voices. Beautiful. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Star+Ocean%3A+Anamnesis/news.asp?c=79021'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Star+Ocean%3A+Anamnesis/news.asp?c=79021 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:40:24 GMT Tomorrow, 5pm UK time, James Gilmour will be Terraforming Mars live on Twitch <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-qfxcpzi_ss_74b5423c1c7f31105b06e36dc345578b8da96f3b_1920x1080_jpg_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Tomorrow, 5pm UK time, James Gilmour will be Terraforming Mars live on Twitch" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Did you think we'd forgotten about you, our loyal board game loving stream viewers? Well you were incorrect. We'd never forget about you, you're basically our favourites, which is why tomorrow live at 5pm on Twitch we're going to be streaming Terraforming Mars.<br><br>This is the official launch stream of the game, and while we'd all love it if we only got to watch James Gilmour playing the game, we bet you're going to love the guests that we've secured to play alongside him even more.<br><br>James is going to be joined by two of the team from Luckyhammers, the dev who's been working on the digital port of the awesome board game. Ashley and Sofi will be alongside side James from 5pm. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Terraforming+Mars/news.asp?c=79020'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Terraforming+Mars/news.asp?c=79020 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:46:45 GMT The Sims FreePlay gets a neat AR multiplayer update <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-scbj/the-sims-freeplay-screenshot-ios-promo-pic.jpg" width="200" alt="The Sims FreePlay gets a neat AR multiplayer update" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> EA and Maxis have today released a sizeable new update for their hugely popular mobile game – The Sims FreePlay.<br><br>The Brilliant Backyards update brings with it an AR multiplayer mode, so players can now interact with their Sims is some neat new ways.<br><br>This mode can be played on an iPhone or iPad by using Apple's impressive ARKit2. It'll allow you to team up with friends for some co-op building, then place your virtual creations anywhere in the real world.<br><br>In addition to the AR features, players will also get the chance to take on some seasonal quests, with new unlockable objects and clothing.<br><br>It's worth downloading this one from the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/the-sims-freeplay/id466966101?mt=8">App Store</a> or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.games.simsfreeplay_row&hl=en_GB">Google Play</a> if you haven't already, even if just for all the upcoming seasonal events. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/The+Sims+FreePlay/news.asp?c=79018'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/The+Sims+FreePlay/news.asp?c=79018 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:24:53 GMT Feline-filled multiplayer shooter Super Cats pounces onto mobile this month <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-cjefie/super-cats-screenshot-ios-cat-fight.jpg" width="200" alt="Feline-filled multiplayer shooter Super Cats pounces onto mobile this month" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Great news for all you feline fanatics out there as free to play multiplayer shooter – Super Cats – now has a release date.<br><br>Thankfully we won't have to wait too long to find out what exactly battle royale with cats is like as the game is set for release on October 25th for iOS and Android.<br><br>Super Cats offers several different modes, including battle royale, 3 vs 3 bounty, and one called gemcraft where players are challenged to nab more gems than their opponents.<br><br>There are also 17 different heroes for you to unlock and upgrade - all come with their own weapons, skills, and outfits.<br><br>So, if that all sounds grand to you, then perhaps you should mark down October 25th on your calendar as that's precisely when Super Cats will release onto the App Store and Google Play. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Super+Cats/news.asp?c=79016'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Super+Cats/news.asp?c=79016 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:24:17 GMT The best iOS and Android updates this week - (October 16th) <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-orcsv_world-of-tanks-blitz-ios-screenshot-mad-games-tank-jumping_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The best iOS and Android updates this week - (October 16th)" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> With World of Tanks Blitz and Subway Surfers getting their own Halloween updates, it really is feeling like the season. On mobile, at least.<br><br>There's also a swathe of updates for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Fire Emblem Heroes, Bacon: The Game, and more. Just hit the link below and see what your favourite games are adding this week. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/news.asp?c=79014'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/news.asp?c=79014 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:22:07 GMT Everything you need to know about Reigns: Game of Thrones for iPhone, iPad, and Android <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-nyn_reigns-game-of-thrones-key-art_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Everything you need to know about Reigns: Game of Thrones for iPhone, iPad, and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's Tuesday, which means you've only got a couple of days to make sure you're ready for Reigns: Game of Thrones, which is set to come on on Thursday, October 18th. <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/news.asp?c=79001">Yesterday we reminded you it was coming out</a>, today we're going to go a little bit deeper.<br><br>In this article we're going to make sure you know everything there is to know about Reigns: Game of Thrones in time for its release. Well, we're going to make sure you know everything we're currently allowed to tell you anyway.<br><br><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/feature.asp?c=79017">Click here and you can check out what other franchises our team thinks should get the Reigns treatment too</a>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/feature.asp?c=79019'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/feature.asp?c=79019 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:07:00 GMT Pocket Gamer speaks: With Reigns: Game of Thrones on the way, what other games would we like to see getting the Reigns treatment? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-cqrae_reigns-game-of-thrones-screenshot-making-a-tough-choice_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer speaks: With Reigns: Game of Thrones on the way, what other games would we like to see getting the Reigns treatment?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Every week here at Pocket Gamer we like to ask our writers a question. This week's question is something along the lines of - <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/news.asp?c=79001">With Reigns: Game of Thrones coming out this week</a>, what other franchises do you think should get turned into a Reigns game?<br><br>The answers, as you might imagine, are pretty varied. We've got sci-fi, inevitable wizards, and baking. We've got things you've never heard of and things we have, and we've put it all into list form for your reading pleasure.<br><br>Want to find out what last week's question was? <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/The+Walking+Dead%3A+The+Game/feature.asp?c=78942">Click here and you'll be able to give it a gander</a>. And please, if you've got your own suggestions for things you'd like to see becoming slightly more complicated versions of Tinder, then make sure you let us know in the comments. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/feature.asp?c=79017'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Reigns%3A+Game+of+Thrones/feature.asp?c=79017 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:34:55 GMT The best iOS and Android sales this week - (October 15th) <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qlrrif/reigns-android-promo-art.jpg" width="200" alt="The best iOS and Android sales this week - (October 15th)" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's time to take another look at the games on sale for iOS and Android, and what a list it is - both Reigns games have been knocked down ahead of the new entry in the series, serene puzzler Valleys Between has a minor price drop, and there's plenty of other great games on there too.<br><br>We've put the best of the best in this little list, so hit the link below and get digging to see what you can get your mitts on for less this week. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/news.asp?c=79012'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/news.asp?c=79012 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:33:43 GMT Review: Skyward Journey review - "Deeply calming line-drawing game" <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-yiwni/skyward-2.jpg" width="200" alt="Skyward Journey review - "Deeply calming line-drawing game"" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We don't find ourselves pontificating about whether games are art too much here at PG. It's not really our style.<br><br>The only reason I even mention the debate here is because developer Dan Vogt has labelled Skyward Journey as "an art game". It's right there, front and centre.<br><br>Ordinarily at this point I might raise an eyebrow. But given that the developer's previous game was the brilliant <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Data+Wing/feature.asp?c=75186">Data Wing</a>, I'm minded to take a closer look.<br><br><h3>Mood Control</h3><br><br>Skyward Journey bears almost no resemblance to Data Wing, I hasten to add, other than a shared sense of forward momentum.<br><br>Rather than a futuristic racer, Skyward Journey is a deeply blissed-out line-drawing game. It's part <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Flight+Control/review.asp?c=12348">Flight Control</a>, part calming self-help app. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Skyward+Journey/review.asp?c=79013'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Skyward+Journey/review.asp?c=79013 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:08:33 GMT New Tony Hawk game is coming to mobile 'soon-ish' <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-bvmb/tony-hawk-pro-skater-screenshot-ps1-warehouse.jpg" width="200" alt="New Tony Hawk game is coming to mobile 'soon-ish'" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Yesterday, on an Instagram comment, we recieved our first proper confirmation that a new game from Tony Hawk will soon be coming to mobile.<br><br>As first reported by <a href="https://toucharcade.com/2018/10/15/pro-skater-tony-hawk-is-working-on-a-new-mobile-game/">Touch Arcade</a>, Hawk appeared in the comments of an Instagram post that featured the factory level from Tony Hawk Pro Skater’s beloved warehouse level.<br><br>In his comment, he discussed his liberal use of the game's perfect balance cheat, and then went on to confirm that his new game is coming to mobile 'soon-ish'.<br><br>You can check out Touch Arcade's screenshot of the full comment below.<br><br>Hawk's contract with Activision ended amicably back in 2015, and there have been various rumours since then regarding whether or not he's working on a new game. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/news.asp?c=79011'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/news.asp?c=79011 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:07:24 GMT Black Friday 2018 mobile deals - Best smartphone and Switch sales <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-tsawr_steam-link-bath_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Black Friday 2018 mobile deals - Best smartphone and Switch sales" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Black Friday is nearly upon us, and if you want to do some research into the best sales before you go out and get trampled in a midnight opening, then you've come to the right place.<br><br>We'll be updating this article during the build-up and on the day, showing you the best mobile hardware and game deals out there, along with any Switch and 3DS deals we happen across as well.<br><br>And if you spot something we haven't, be sure to share the word with everyone in the comments!<br><br>Hit the link below to see more of where to find the best deals, and happy hunting! <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/feature.asp?c=78997'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/feature.asp?c=78997 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:38:40 GMT What you missed on Pocket Gamer's YouTube channel last week (October 8th-12th) <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-oujgl/pg-yt-banner.jpg" width="200" alt="What you missed on Pocket Gamer's YouTube channel last week (October 8th-12th)" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> You may or may not already know this, but Pocket Gamer has <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJKOvdk-nVzDAFR_9MF64sw">its own dedicated YouTube channel called AppSpy</a> - wait a second, it's called Pocket Gamer now!<br><br>Yes, we've finally rebranded the AppSpy channel as the official Pocket Gamer YouTube channel. All the same great content, but with a new name. You may have already noticed the new logos popping up on the videos already.<br><br>But if you didn't, you may have missed the gorgeous array of content from last week, covering all the latest games, offering tips, and putting together lists of the best mobile games you can get your hands on.<br><br>Last week saw video man James taking a look at Piffle, Prince of Persia: Escape, Candy Crush Friends Saga, Badland Brawl, and Grimvalor.<br><br>Want to know more? Just hit the link below to see each of the videos. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/AppSpy/feature.asp?c=79009'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/AppSpy/feature.asp?c=79009 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:30:51 GMT