Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Android) 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 Mon, 21 May 2018 06:17:14 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer TapTap Heroes will change the way you think about idle RPGs <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-dvayp/taptapheroes_headerimage.jpeg" width="200" alt="TapTap Heroes will change the way you think about idle RPGs" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em><a href="http://m.onelink.me/aa5b29d">TapTap Heroes</a></em> is a new idle RPG adventure which has just arrived on iOS, and it’s changing up the game in some big ways. The game features classic idle tapping mechanics with a strategic twist and iconic art style that is sure to hook you within minutes. <em>TapTap Heroes</em> draws its inspiration from card games, RPGs, and strategy titles, meaning there is sure to be something here for everyone.<br><br>A refreshing take on the idle genre, <em>TapTap Heroes</em> encourages pleasures to devise strategies to create a powerful team of heroes. With over 200 characters and six factions to choose from, a whole lot goes into building your ideal party of seasoned warriors. Once your team is assembled, you’ll have to build your skills and create effective equipment builds to increase your power. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/TapTap+Heroes/news.asp?c=77461'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/TapTap+Heroes/news.asp?c=77461 Sun, 20 May 2018 12:00:00 GMT Spectacular shooter Guns of Boom launching its first esports season this June <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-nii_guns-of-boom-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Spectacular shooter Guns of Boom launching its first esports season this June " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Guns of Boom</em> is firing off its first ever esports season starting on June 9. Developer Game Insight is pairing up with ESL to launch the game’s entry into the esports scene, and will be offering $200,000 in cash prizes.<br><br>If you haven’t played it, <em>Guns of Boom</em> is one of the first games <a href="/r/iPhone/Guns+of+Boom/review.asp?c=74024">to prove that mobile first-person shooters</a> can, in fact, be good. Its elegant controls make gun play fast and smooth, so it’s easy to see why <em>Guns of Boom</em>, which has garnered 50 million players in its short lifetime, is moving into mobile esports.<br><br><p>Players level 22 or higher from North America and Europe are eligible to participate in the Go4 Open Cups this June. The competition will take place in <em>Guns of Boom’s</em> newly released PRO Play Mode, which was designed especially for esports. Created with fairness in mind, PRO Play Mode ensures all players <a href="/r/iPhone/Guns+of+Boom/news.asp?c=76187">are on an even playing field</a> in terms of stats, meaning pro matches will be purely skill-based.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Guns+of+Boom/news.asp?c=77550'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Guns+of+Boom/news.asp?c=77550 Fri, 18 May 2018 20:53:11 GMT Here's what you may have missed on Steel Media's other sites this week - May 18th <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ttzzj_friendslogosquare_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Here's what you may have missed on Steel Media's other sites this week - May 18th" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <input type="image" src="/FCKEditorFiles//PocketGamerAndFriendsBanner(1).png" alt="Pocket Gamer and Friends" width="457" height="120" /><br><br>The week is winding down here at PG Towers, which means it's time to reflect on the past week, past experiences, past mistakes, lost loves, missed connections… sorry, where was I?<br><br>Oh, yeah! It's time to look at our sister sites and see what our friends at AppSpy and 148Apps have been producing this week, which is almost guaranteed to be golden.<br><br>So grab a cup of your chosen beverage, settle down on the sofa or at your desk, and take a look at the things you may have missed this week.<br><br><strong>148Apps<br><br></strong><br><br>Harry didn't churn out one of usual takes on 148 this week, but he did come up with a pretty tasty list of <a href="http://www.148apps.com/news/the-best-platform-games-for-mobile/">the best platforming games currently available on mobile</a>, and it's difficult to disagree with his choices. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=77548'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=77548 Fri, 18 May 2018 15:57:49 GMT TableTap is taking over Twitch again with a stream of digital board game, Scythe <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xjrf/scythe.jpg" width="200" alt="TableTap is taking over Twitch again with a stream of digital board game, Scythe" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's Friday, the week is winding down, but that doesn't mean we're done with you yet. We've got one last special treat to kick off your weekend in style - that's right, it's time for another TableTap stream.<br><br>And this week over on Twitch, the erstwhile James Gilmour is going to be getting some hands-on time with the digital version of Scythe, which is being published by Asmodee Digital.<br><br>You might remember we had a crack at this one before. It's a game set in an alternate 1920s Europe, featuring giant mechs. It's all about trying to control chunks of land, growing your economy and your empire, and fighting with the other players.<br><br>The last stream, as you might imagine, was brilliant, and we're pretty sure this one is going to be too. The excitement kicks off tonight at 5pm GMT, <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/asmodeedigital">and you'll be able to follow it all by clicking this link</a>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/TableTap/news.asp?c=77546'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/TableTap/news.asp?c=77546 Fri, 18 May 2018 15:30:13 GMT MMORPG Dragon Nest M opens pre-registration ahead of its mobile release <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-syyle/pr_news_2_148apps_pic.jpg" width="200" alt="MMORPG Dragon Nest M opens pre-registration ahead of its mobile release" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> There aren’t too many fantasy-set JRPG franchises that can say they’ve ventured into manga, toy merchandise, and even film. Well <em>Dragon Nest</em> has done precisely that, now preparing to make the leap from PC to mobile for the very first time. Open for pre-registration now as <em>Dragon Nest M</em>, the game is set to launch very soon in North America.<br><br>Fully-optimised specifically for iOS and Android devices, <em>Dragon Nest M</em> maintains the 3D adventuring action fans of the series are familiar with, albeit with some subtle changes. The new mobile version features 3D non-targeting, for instance, complete with new stories to experience and fresh challenges to take part in. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Dragon+Nest+M/news.asp?c=77531'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Dragon+Nest+M/news.asp?c=77531 Fri, 18 May 2018 11:32:00 GMT Fabulous feline RPG Cat Quest is getting a sequel on mobile and Switch <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-xevxhh_cat-quest-2-logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Fabulous feline RPG Cat Quest is getting a sequel on mobile and Switch" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Remember adorable RPG Cat Quest? Loved it, you say? Well that's just grand, because developer The Gentlebros has announced that a sequel is in the works.<br><br>Cat Quest 2: The Lupus Empire, as it's called, will be coming to Android, iOS and Switch at some point in the future. There's not much else to go on right now, though a gameplay trailer is expected sometime soon.<br><br><em><a href="/r/iPhone/Best+iPhone+games/feature.asp?c=66626">If you're looking for an RPG to play right now, check out the 25 best currently available on iOS.</a></em><br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We are excited to announced <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CatQuest?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CatQuest</a> II as our next project! Reveal trailer coming soon! MEOW!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/gamedev?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#gamedev</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NintendoSwitch?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NintendoSwitch</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Steam?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Steam</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PS4?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PS4</a> <a href="https://t.co/BCHuCdubAe">pic.twitter.com/BCHuCdubAe</a></p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Cat+Quest+2%3A+The+Lupus+Empire/news.asp?c=77542'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Cat+Quest+2%3A+The+Lupus+Empire/news.asp?c=77542 Fri, 18 May 2018 10:59:13 GMT PUBG Mobile has ten million people dropping in to play every single day <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-pkiy_img_2080_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="PUBG Mobile has ten million people dropping in to play every single day" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Turns out a whole load of people really love PUBG Mobile, as Tencent has revealed that it's seeing 10 million players on the mobile battle royale game every single day.<br><br>What makes this stat even more impressive is that this isn't including players in China, which would no doubt bump that figure even higher if it were taken into account.<br><br><a href="/r/iPhone/PUBG+Mobile/feature.asp?c=77535"><em>Need some help with the new Miramar map on PUBG Mobile? Be sure to check out our guide for everything you need to know.</em></a><br><br>It's hardly surprising, given that PUBG is arguably the biggest and most influential game in the world right now, but getting ten million people to play your game every single day is no mean feat. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/PUBG+Mobile/news.asp?c=77541'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/PUBG+Mobile/news.asp?c=77541 Fri, 18 May 2018 10:28:09 GMT Harry's hot takes: 7 franchises we'd love to see turned into rubbish idle RPGs <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mzzwj/94b2cc04-d5c6-4d18-b1a6-354ce966aed1.jpg" width="200" alt="Harry's hot takes: 7 franchises we'd love to see turned into rubbish idle RPGs" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you've got a franchise, and you want to make a mobile game out of it, there's a very real chance that right now you're thinking about turning it into a rubbish idle RPG.<br><br>You know the genre I'm talking about. The one where the player doesn't actually do anything, but spends an inordinate amount of time trying to earn characters that they know and recognise to put into their team.<br><br>It's a beautiful representation of the empty, echoing nothingness that lives at the heart of both mobile gaming and every human endeavour.<br><br>And that makes it ripe for a hot take. So here are 7 other franchises I think are perfect for turning into time-heavy and mechanic-lite slogs into the maw of the abyss.<br><br><strong>Sports <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Dynasty+Warriors+Mobile/feature.asp?c=77539'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Dynasty+Warriors+Mobile/feature.asp?c=77539 Fri, 18 May 2018 09:00:00 GMT Review: World of Tennis: Roaring '20s review - Nostalgic sports game with a few faults <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-fdky/world-of-tennis-roaring-20s-ios-icon-man-with-racket.jpg" width="200" alt="World of Tennis: Roaring '20s review - Nostalgic sports game with a few faults" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The modern game of tennis is exhausting to watch. Super-fit athletes bomb around the court for several hours at a time, hitting the ball at ferocious speeds with a high-tech slip of carbon fibre.<br><br>Back in the 1920s, the sport was a rather more genteel affair. Its predominantly amateur players would dress like they were about to go for lunch at the local country club, while the racquets were crude wooden instruments with tiny heads.<br><br>It's this elegant, slower-paced version of the sport that World of Tennis: Roaring '20s seeks to replicate. It does so perhaps a little too successfully in places.<br><br><strong>Agassi my house from here</strong><br><br>The swipey, semi-automated racquet-play at the heart of World of Tennis: Roaring '20s is pretty simple. Your player automatically ambles after the ball, largely leaving you to deal with the matter of hitting the ball. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/World+of+Tennis%3A+Roaring+%2720s/review.asp?c=77536'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/World+of+Tennis%3A+Roaring+%2720s/review.asp?c=77536 Fri, 18 May 2018 09:00:00 GMT Unleash your creative genius with Portal Knights' Creator's Update <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lunl/pk_exoticarmor.jpg" width="200" alt="Unleash your creative genius with Portal Knights' Creator's Update " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Portal Knights’</em> next big update is headed to mobile quite soon, and it’s going to challenge you to explore your creative side. The Creator’s Update introduces the new Creative Mode and Universe sharing feature, allowing players to build their own creations before sharing them with the world.<br><br>The update is full of other new features too, including Landlubber’s Leap, a pirate city rich with adventure, fresh quests, and bountiful rewards. Spectral Knights will also be making an appearance in the game. These mysterious characters will lead players on what are promised to be incredible journeys and unique quests.<br><br>On top of all of that, <em>Portal Knights</em> is introducing over 20 new armor sets that you can craft or find in dungeons. As an added bonus, you’ll find free gifts in your mailbox every week. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Portal+Knights/news.asp?c=77538'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Portal+Knights/news.asp?c=77538 Thu, 17 May 2018 23:48:18 GMT The ultimate guide to PUBG Mobile - Everything you need to know in one tidy package <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zwbpix/pubg_icon.jpg" width="200" alt="The ultimate guide to PUBG Mobile - Everything you need to know in one tidy package" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Yes, it feels like there's an endless sea of battle royale-based PvP games on mobile at the moment, but here we've compiled an ultra-useful guide filled with everything you need to know about PUBG on mobile so far. <br><br>Just to be really confusing Tencent released two versions of the game, NetEase also got in on the action by throwing out the not-totally-awful Rules of Survival, and, of course, there's the worldwide release of PUBG Mobile to pray to the gaming gods for. <br><br>So, whether you're after news bits, tips, tricks, advice, or comparison articles, we've got you covered right here. <br><br><strong>What's in the news?</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li><a href="/r/iPad/PlayerUnknown%27s+Battlegrounds/news.asp?c=76013">PUBG may be headed to mobile</a></li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/PUBG+Mobile/feature.asp?c=76939'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/PUBG+Mobile/feature.asp?c=76939 Thu, 17 May 2018 15:54:55 GMT PUBG Mobile cheats and tips - Everything you need to know about the Miramar map <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ytew/img_2807.jpg" width="200" alt="PUBG Mobile cheats and tips - Everything you need to know about the Miramar map" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Yes you can finally play <em>PUBG Mobile</em>'s exciting desert map, Miramar, on mobile devices. Simply delightful. And in order to get you back into the Battle Royale action, we've typed up some fresh tips that will get you earning those chicken dinners.<br><br>If you're new to desert combat these tips will be invaluable, and important whether by yourself, in squads, or in the new Arcade mode.<br><br>Check out the tips below for the essential information on <em>PUBG Mobile</em>'s Miramar map.<br><br><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/PUBG+Mobile/feature.asp?c=76939">For more <em>PUBG Mobile</em> articles and guides, check out our ultimate guide.<br><br></a><br><br><strong>Map selection<br><br></strong><br><br>Now that both Erangel and Miramar are in PUBG Mobile, you can finally select between the two maps in matchmaking - or opt for either by highlighting both, of course. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/PUBG+Mobile/feature.asp?c=77535'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/PUBG+Mobile/feature.asp?c=77535 Thu, 17 May 2018 15:52:56 GMT Disney Heroes: Battle Mode cheats and tips - Full list of EVERY Disney hero and villain <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-leigw_unnamed_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Disney Heroes: Battle Mode cheats and tips - Full list of EVERY Disney hero and villain" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Disney Heroes: Battle Mode</em> is now out and we know what you want. You want to unlock all of the characters and start smashing through the campaign, right?<br><br>To get the team of <em>Disney Heroes</em> you need and want, we've put together this guide - a full list of every character currently in the game and their stats.<br><br>Using this you'll be able to plan you team out in advance and tackle the game armed with knowledge and wisdom.<br><br>You'll unlock these characters soon, so take a look below for everything you could want to know about <em>Disney Heroes: Battle Mode</em>.<br><br><table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="4"><br><br><tbody><br><br><tr><br><br><th colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0">Chief Bogo</th><br><br></tr><br><br><tr><br><br><td rowspan="9"></td> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Disney+Heroes%3A+Battle+Mode/feature.asp?c=77533'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Disney+Heroes%3A+Battle+Mode/feature.asp?c=77533 Thu, 17 May 2018 15:29:35 GMT The gorgeous fantasy adventure Guildlings kicks off on iOS and Android later this year and I'm already excited about it <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-opqhr_keyart_small_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The gorgeous fantasy adventure Guildlings kicks off on iOS and Android later this year and I'm already excited about it" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Earlier today, Sirvo Studios revealed its first trailer for Guildlings and I already intrigued as to how this will actually play. There's no release date for it just yet, only that the first chapter will be released on iOS and Android sometime this summer. <br><br>Originally announced in 2016, we really didn't know much about the game until now. Guildlings is a single player episodic fantasy adventure inspired by JRPGs, where you'll play as Coda.<br><br>After this homeschooled teen accidentally activates a cursed smart phone, it's up to you to help him gather a team, free them from the curse, and save the world. Y'know, all in a day's work.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Guildlings/news.asp?c=77532'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Guildlings/news.asp?c=77532 Thu, 17 May 2018 14:30:02 GMT Dragon Ball Legends is out on Android in the US right now <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-cktlr/dragon-ball-legends-logo.jpg" width="200" alt="Dragon Ball Legends is out on Android in the US right now" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Anime fighter Dragon Ball Legends is out today – at least if you're a US Android user. The launch announcement on <a href="https://twitter.com/DB_Legends/status/997070307914534918">Twitter</a> notes that the game will be coming soon on a European Android server, with iOS to follow.<br><br>There's not much more information than that, but hopefully it won't be long before the rest of the world can get in on the action. We <a href="/r/Android/Dragon+Ball+Legends/news.asp?c=77006">first previewed the game</a> at GDC, and found lots to like.<br><br>Action is controlled by swiping the screen and tapping to either launch attacks of your own or dodge enemy moves. You can also deploy a number of different special attacks, depending on how much energy you've built up. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Dragon+Ball+Legends/news.asp?c=77528'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Dragon+Ball+Legends/news.asp?c=77528 Thu, 17 May 2018 12:56:00 GMT