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 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:45:42 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Respawnables cheats and tips - How to get cash FAST <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-bojma_invasion_23_09_typeofspiders_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Respawnables cheats and tips - How to get cash FAST" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you want to get more weapons and gear in The Respawnables, you're going to need more cash, aren't you?<br><br>Cash is the key currency, alongside gold, that you will be using to get more guns to shoot people down with and, well, it's pretty important to shoot people in this game.<br><br>Lucky for you, we're going over the fastest ways you can earn cash in The Respawnables, all without paying a penny. Keep free to play free by following our tips below…<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Respawnables/feature.asp?c=78789'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Respawnables/feature.asp?c=78789 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:35:02 GMT Review: Monster Hunter Stories review - A cute RPG that still isn't sure who it's actually for <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-szzw_monster-hunter-stories-ios-review-screenshot-the-fight-screen_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Monster Hunter Stories review - A cute RPG that still isn't sure who it's actually for" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Monster Hunter franchise has never tried to hold your hand. It's always been a multilayered mesh of depth levels, allowing a few hours of play for those who want to dip in, but weeks and months of entertainment for anyone who takes the big plunge.<br><br>Monster Hunter Stories came out for the 3DS towards the end of last year, and now it's made the leap to mobile. In one way, it's the perfect MonHun for mobile play, but there are some problems inherent in the simplified DNA of the experience that still stick out.<br><br><strong><br><br>Take your turn</strong><br><br>If you've played the 3DS version, then what you're getting here is pretty much exactly the same, albeit without the extra screen or the clever sticky-out graphics. If not, well you're basically getting a standard JRPG.<br><br>You play a plucky adventurer who becomes a monster rider. That means you can tame monsters, ride them around, and use them in battles. There's a story bubbling on as well, and it'll push you from A to B, but with about as much authority as your average Monster Hunter story - which is to say not much. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Monster+Hunter+Stories/review.asp?c=78794'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Monster+Hunter+Stories/review.asp?c=78794 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:15:17 GMT Dragalia Lost is out on iOS BUT you can't play it yet <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qfivhy/dragalialost-4-ds1-670x377-constrain.jpg" width="200" alt="Dragalia Lost is out on iOS BUT you can't play it yet" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Some of you may have noticed that Nintendo's most anticipated mobile IP, Dragalia Lost, has popped up on the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/dragalia-lost/id1352230941?mt=8">App Store</a>, but I wouldn't get too excited just yet. While you should be able to download it today, you can't actually play it until tomorrow. <br><br>Dragalia Lost is the newest Nintendo mobile RPG to launch, this time working with Shadowverse's Cygames to bring it to life. Playing as the Seventh Prince, you need to head out on an adventurous journey to complete the Dragon Selection Trial. <br><br>There's a huge story to get involved in, one that'll apparently introduce you to 60 characters and run over 600,000 words which is pretty nuts.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Dragalia+Lost/news.asp?c=78793'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Dragalia+Lost/news.asp?c=78793 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:26:00 GMT From 5pm UK time tonight, James Gilmour will be hawking gems live on Twitch <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mmzi/splendor-ios-03.jpg" width="200" alt="From 5pm UK time tonight, James Gilmour will be hawking gems live on Twitch" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Yes, we might be a day late with this week's stream, but that doesn't mean it isn't going to be a belter. Live on Twitch tonight from 5pm UK time, the erstwhile James Gilmour is going to be playing Splendor.<br><br>What's Splendor? Well it's a game all about precious jewels. You need to build up your empire of shiny rocks, buying, selling, and trading your way to the top. It's deep, it's tense, and there's a lot that could go wrong. Which means James will probably go wrong a lot.<br><br>We're also currently giving away a bunch of physical copies of Splendor. <a href="/r/Board+Game/Splendor/feature.asp?c=78781">If you want to win one, smash a click on this link to find out how</a>. Watching the stream isn't going to help you bag one, but it might give you a better understanding of what you're trying to win. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Splendor/news.asp?c=78784'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Splendor/news.asp?c=78784 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 09:00:00 GMT Telltale says they may try to finish The Walking Dead: The Final Season <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-uonlafza/unnamed__1_.jpg" width="200" alt="Telltale says they may try to finish The Walking Dead: The Final Season" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Telltale Games is shutting its doors, but they may try to see <em>The Walking Dead</em> to its finale. Episode 2 of <em>The Walking Dead: The Final Season</em> released this week, and there are still two more episodes left in limbo after the studio laid off the majority of its staff last week. The studio <a href="https://twitter.com/telltalegames/status/1044370808657915905">released a statement on Twitter</a> expressing hopes that the project could be finished:<br><br><em>Hi everyone, we have a Walking Dead update for you. Multiple potential partners have stepped forward to express interest in helping to see The Final Season through to completion. While we can’t make any promises today, we are actively working towards a solution that will allow episodes 3 and 4 to be completed and released in some form. In the meantime, episode 2 will release tomorrow across all platforms as planned. We hope to have answers for your other questions soon. </em> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Walking+Dead%3A+The+Final+Season/news.asp?c=78791'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Walking+Dead%3A+The+Final+Season/news.asp?c=78791 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 23:19:00 GMT A new Pokemon will appear in Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-wrir_meltan-pokemon-go-ios-drawing_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="A new Pokemon will appear in Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> A mystery Pokemon appeared in <em>Pokemon GO</em> this past weekend, only to turn into a Ditto upon being caught. Was the odd-looking creature a placeholder for big things to come or a strange glitch? Well, it turns out it is quite real—Meltan will be making its official debut in <em>Pokemon GO</em> and <em>Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu</em> and <em>Let’s Go, Eevee</em>.<br><br>Meltan is a mythical Steel-type Pokemon. It’s <a href="https://pokemonletsgo.pokemon.com/en-us/new-pokemon/">official Pokedex entry</a> reads:<br><br><em>Most of Meltan’s body is made from liquid metal, and its shape is very fluid. It can use its liquid arms and legs to corrode metal and absorb it into its own body. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon%3A+Let%27s+Go%2C+Pikachu%21%2FLet%27s+Go%2C+Eevee%21/news.asp?c=78790'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon%3A+Let%27s+Go%2C+Pikachu%21%2FLet%27s+Go%2C+Eevee%21/news.asp?c=78790 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 22:49:47 GMT Respawnables cheats and tips - Best and fastest ways to clear missions <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-oibb/the_respawnables_android_ios_switch_038.jpg" width="200" alt="Respawnables cheats and tips - Best and fastest ways to clear missions" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> In The Respawnables, you'll be shooting down scores of enemies both on and offline, but you can do so much better.<br><br>Jumping into Mission mode aimlessly and just shooting enemies is, y'know, fine and everything, but if you go in with purpose, you'll be rewarded heavily.<br><br>There are loads of reasons to jump into Mission mode and start shooting some enemies, and these are just a few of them. Read on for everything you need to know…<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Respawnables/feature.asp?c=78788'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Respawnables/feature.asp?c=78788 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:27:40 GMT Professor Layton and the Curious Village is out on iOS and Android today too! <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-cnjuh/professor-layton-and-the-curious-village-ios-main-logo.jpg" width="200" alt="Professor Layton and the Curious Village is out on iOS and Android today too!" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Goodness me, we're absolutely spoiled for choice today as yet another awesome game has dropped on mobile. Grab Professor Layton and the Curious Village on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1361524540">App Store</a> or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Level5.LT1REU">Google Play</a> right now for £9.99/$9.99.<br><br>We first found out that the puzzler was headed to <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Professor+Layton+and+the+Curious+Village/news.asp?c=77643">mobile back in May</a> (which feels like ages ago now, doesn't it?), and it proceeded to tease us with a Japan launch and western release placeholder. At least the wait is over for us and we can finally get stuck into this exciting remaster of a classic.   <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Professor+Layton+and+the+Curious+Village/news.asp?c=78787'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Professor+Layton+and+the+Curious+Village/news.asp?c=78787 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:08:35 GMT There's no stream tonight alas, but we will be live on Twitch tomorrow with that gem of a board game, Splendor <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-gtlz/screen640x640__2_.jpeg" width="200" alt="There's no stream tonight alas, but we will be live on Twitch tomorrow with that gem of a board game, Splendor" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> You're probably distraught right now. You're probably wondering what on earth you're going to do on a Tuesday evening when there isn't a TableTap stream to watch, right? Well we've got some good news for you - we're doing a stream tomorrow instead. And we're streaming Splendor.<br><br>Splendor is a game about buying and selling diamonds. It's pretty deep, it's pretty engrossing, and you're going to be able to watch James Gilmour playing it for an hour and a half from 5pm UK time tomorrow.<br><br>Need more Splendor info? Well when we reviewed it we called it "A good-looking and smooth playing adaptation of a cracking card game." <a href="/r/Board+Game/Splendor/review.asp?c=66445">Click here to read the rest of the review</a> if that's piqued your interest. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Splendor/news.asp?c=78783'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Splendor/news.asp?c=78783 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:05:05 GMT Huge $600,000 prize pool announced for PUBG Mobile tournament <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-znci/pubg-mobile-ios-banner-star-challenge-banner.jpg" width="200" alt="Huge $600,000 prize pool announced for PUBG Mobile tournament" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Big news for players of PUBG Mobile, as it was recently announced that the game will be hosting a huge tournament very soon.<br><br>The Star Challenge Championship Series will see teams from six regions duking it out for their piece of a $600,000 prize pool. <span style="font-size: 10pt;">It aims to bring celebrities, internet influencers, and pro gamers together for what is sure to be an action-packed tournament.<br><br>The regions will be Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Japan/Korea, and China. The top 20 teams from each of these six regions will go through to the qualifier rounds, with the finals set to take place in Dubai later this year. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/PUBG+Mobile/news.asp?c=78782'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/PUBG+Mobile/news.asp?c=78782 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:59:12 GMT 61 games currently in soft launch on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jzwog/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="61 games currently in soft launch on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We're super fortunate to see such an abundance of gorgeous games released per week, but it's about time Pocket Gamer showed soft launched games a little love in list form. Ongoing, that is.<br><br>Without further ado, check out which titles are in soft launch right now.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Assassin%27s+Creed+Rebellion/feature.asp?c=75070'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Assassin%27s+Creed+Rebellion/feature.asp?c=75070 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:42:00 GMT Experience magic when The Tower of Egbert releases this October <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-bteu_tower-of-egbart-ios-screenshot-four-towers_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Experience magic when The Tower of Egbert releases this October" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Tower of Egbert is a delightful physics-based tower builder, set in a magical world full of spells and sorcery, and it's hitting the App Store this October.<br><br>The player is tasked with building a new home for sweet Egbert, but he doesn't just want a standard old end terrace - nope, Egbert wants a proper impressive tower.<br><br>Fussy as he may be, you may well feel compelled to help by virtue of the fun and evolving gameplay. It's also quite pretty too, in a kind of grey, dismal way.<br><br>The Tower of Egbert is set to release soon on October 10 for iOS first, which isn't too far away now. Android gamers will have to wait a little longer - it's due on Google Play a little further down the line. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Tower+of+Egbert/news.asp?c=78779'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Tower+of+Egbert/news.asp?c=78779 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:32:48 GMT Why aren't there more LGBTQ+ games on the App Store? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-qoall_gaydorado-ios-logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Why aren't there more LGBTQ+ games on the App Store?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Recently, while on holiday with my boyfriend, we found ourselves discussing LGBTQ+ representation in games which, for the most part, has drastically improved over the past few years.<br><br>Just look at any Bioware game and you'll find tons of characters that span the whole sexuality spectrum. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, which is out next month, will let you be gay, bi and even asexual.<br><br>Not only that, but we are now increasingly getting more games that are explicitly about being queer: Butterfly Soup, Gone Home, Night in the Woods, and Dream Daddy are just a few examples.<br><br>It was in this conversation that my better half told me about Gaydorado, one of the gayest games of all time, where you create a handsome man, go on secret missions, and date your companions.<br><br>I usually have my finger on the pulse when it comes to queer games, but somehow, I had never heard of this one, even though it had been out on iOS and Android since the beginning of 2018. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/feature.asp?c=78780'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/feature.asp?c=78780 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:14:03 GMT Surprise! Harvest Moon: Light of Hope just released on iOS <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-steuav/harvest-moon-light-of-hope-ios-main-banner.jpg" width="200" alt="Surprise! Harvest Moon: Light of Hope just released on iOS" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This time last year we were getting hyped for the release of Stardew Valley on Nintendo Switch. While we're no closer to getting it on iOS, Harvest Moon's jumped in to save the day by launching Light of Hope. You can grab it on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1358539724">App Store</a> for 14.99/$14.99.<br><br>Searching for a new life and a clean slate you head off on the high seas, only to be struck by a terrible storm. After your ship sinks you wash up on the shore of a little harbour town also ruined by the rains. <br><br>In typical Harvest Moon fashion, it's up to you to rise to the challenge and build the place back up to its former glory, and then some. Balance farming, gathering resources, raising animals, chatting to the locals, and finding love, while you do everything you can to save the lighthouse. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Harvest+Moon%3A+Light+of+Hope/news.asp?c=78778'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Harvest+Moon%3A+Light+of+Hope/news.asp?c=78778 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:17:26 GMT [Updated] Ribbot, Claudia, and more join Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vlczm/animal-crossing-pocket-camp-ios-artwork-character-reveal.jpg" width="200" alt="[Updated] Ribbot, Claudia, and more join Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated on September 25th 10:10am:</strong> Yesterday we reported on the teasing of four new Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp villagers. Now we know exactly who they are.<br><br>As first reported by <a href="https://nintendoeverything.com/animal-crossing-pocket-camp-adds-ribbot-rocco-claudia-and-alice/">Nintendo Everything</a>, the new characters have now appeared in game. They are: Ribbot, Claudia, Alice, and Rocco.<br><br>Fans of the game will be happy to know that the new villagers all come fit with their own unlockable skills. We get a hologram machine for Ribbot, whirlpool bath for Claudia, pawn for Alice, and cement mixer for Rocco. <br><br>Whilst the names give us a decent idea of what the skills entail, it'll always be more fun to try them out yourself. So now's the time to go ahead and jump back into your farm.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Animal+Crossing%3A+Pocket+Camp/news.asp?c=78760'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Animal+Crossing%3A+Pocket+Camp/news.asp?c=78760 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:00:53 GMT