Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (3DS) 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 Sat, 27 May 2017 07:26:46 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer We want YOU to write freelance guides for Pocket Gamer! <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-izepc/pocket-gamer-logo.jpeg" width="200" alt="We want YOU to write freelance guides for Pocket Gamer!" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Hey, you there. Yes, you with the face. Are you good at video games? Do you know how to whip up a mean spreadsheet? Do you speak the language of HTML as fluently as you do your mother tongue?<br><br>If you answered yes to all of the above questions, we may have a job for you.<br><br>You see, we're looking for freelance guide writers - though to describe them as writers is a bit misleading. What we're really looking for is someone who can create wiki-style spreadsheets of data, and make them look nice on our site in a speedy manner.<br><br>We will be honest - there won't be an awful lot of writing involved, as it's mostly data entry and getting the HTML code just right. You may also need to pop into PhotoShop to spruce up a few images as well.<br><br>For an example of what we're looking for, take a look at <a href="/r/iPhone/Clash+Royale/feature.asp?c=68703">this</a>. As you can see, it's just a big table of the cards available in <em><a href="/r/iPhone/Clash%2BRoyale/review.asp?c=69269">Clash Royale</a></em>. That's exactly what we're looking for. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74016'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=74016 Wed, 17 May 2017 16:14:29 GMT The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - May 15 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-fbzg_transistor_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - May 15" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We always find it a bit churlish when people complain about having to pay the paltry amounts for mobile games. Still, we all love a good deal.<br><br>Each week we cover the best deals in handheld gaming, predominantly covering the latest discounts for iOS and Android gamers.<br><br>We also cover a few deals on smartphones themselves, as well as a selection of handheld offers. If it's portable and cheap, we're looking out for it.<br><br><strong>iOS games</strong><br><br>Fancy playing a brilliant RPG conversion? How about a stripped-back 3D golf game? Or maybe a really fresh (but totally gross) platformer? All these and more can be found among this week's iOS picks.<br><br><ul><br><br><li>Transistor for £2.99 (was £4.99) - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/transistor/id948857526?mt=8">buy</a></li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=73980'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=73980 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:22:06 GMT Nintendo's E3 plans largely centre around the Switch <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-rxqs_unnamed-2_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Nintendo's E3 plans largely centre around the Switch " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> With E3 little more than a month away, Nintendo's been secretly getting ready for the tradeshow. We all know that their booth won't be as big as it has been in the past, but with the Switch still fresh out and on our minds, this time around it's all about <em>Super Mario Odyssey</em> and other games launching later this year. <br><br>From the 13th to the 15th of June, E3 will open its doors. What's exciting for Nintendo, however, is that this'll be the first event that <em>Super Mario Odyssey</em> will be playable at. <br><br>There'll also be the usual video showcase, highlighting more details for Switch games launching this year, and another Nintendo Treehouse: Live. Treehouse: Live will include a livestreamed showcase of Switch and 3DS games.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+news/news.asp?c=73936'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+news/news.asp?c=73936 Thu, 11 May 2017 14:47:53 GMT The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - May 8 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-rtldpp_waywards_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - May 8" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Mobile gaming is pretty much the cheapest form of video gaming around. Still, we all love a good deal.<br><br>Each week we cover the best deals in handheld gaming, predominantly covering the latest discounts for iOS and Android gamers.<br><br>We also cover a few deals on smartphones themselves, as well as a selection of handheld offers. If it's portable and cheap, we're looking out for it.<br><br><strong>iOS games</strong><br><br>Last week was May 4, which explains why you can currently get one of the finest RPGs ever made for half its normal price. Haven't played it? Go get it.<br><br><ul><br><br><li>Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for £4.99 (was £9.99) - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/star-wars-knights-of-the-old-republic/id611436052?mt=8">buy</a></li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=73886'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=73886 Mon, 8 May 2017 11:15:00 GMT New Nintendo 2DS XL preview - Who is this aimed at? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wmja/new-nintendo-2ds-xl.jpg" width="200" alt="New Nintendo 2DS XL preview - Who is this aimed at?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Switch launched a mere two months ago, but that hasn't stopped Nintendo making a surprise new hardware announcement.<br><br>We may not have asked for it, but we're getting a New Nintendo 2DS XL on July 28th. It's cheap as well, at only $149.99 / £129.99.<br><br>Look, you're probably just as confused as we are. Nintendo has clarified that the 2DS XL is designed to fill the gap between the cheap, kid-friendly 2DS, and the premium 3DS XL.<br><br>We thought the New Nintendo 3DS did that admirably, with its mid-range price and customisable cover plates. Perhaps the real answer is that Nintendo simply wanted to demonstrate that there's plenty of life left in the platform yet.<br><br>Whatever the reason, that's not what we're here to discuss. Nintendo kindly invited us to check it out in the flesh yesterday. We spent a couple of hours with it, and here's our initial thoughts. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/New+Nintendo+2DS+XL/news.asp?c=73869'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/New+Nintendo+2DS+XL/news.asp?c=73869 Fri, 5 May 2017 15:09:00 GMT Pokemon merchandise might have hinted at the rumoured Pokemon Stars <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xkkl/1.jpg" width="200" alt="Pokemon merchandise might have hinted at the rumoured Pokemon Stars" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Welcome back to the rumour mill, ladies and gents, it's been a while. Today's speculation is rather a fun one as people are going gaga for a piece of merchandise potentially teasing the unconfirmed <em>Pokemon Stars</em>. <br><br>We all know that another <em>Pokemon</em> game will be coming, but we don't quite know when or what. The Japanese Pokemon merchandise appeared on an <a href="http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2017/04/170428_p05.html?i006=news">official channel</a> showing off Pikachu and Cosmog staring through a telescope at Pokemon constellations. To top that off, the tagline is: '<em>Look upon the stars</em>'.<br><br>Speculations are going a little more wild on the NeoGAF forums as user sinonobu <a href="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=235413034&postcount=413">pointed out</a> that a Pokemon Direct was removed from the list of Japanese Directs only a week before Nintendo held its April one. This could mean that we'll be hearing some Pokemon news soon, especially with this slightly non-subtle imagery.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Stars/news.asp?c=73835'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Stars/news.asp?c=73835 Wed, 3 May 2017 11:12:10 GMT The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - May 2 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-vvuloxzwkc_retrocity_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - May 2" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's that time of year when the public holidays are almost as numerous as the sunny days. Even more so if you're British.<br><br>What to do with all this extra free time, eh? You know what we're going to say to that. Yep - play some mobile and handheld games.<br><br>As ever, we've got some top deals for you iOS, Android, and handheld gamers.<br><br><strong>iOS games</strong><br><br>We've got quite the varied mix of iOS deals this week, whether you're a fan of left-field boardgames, hardcore autorunners, 3D racers, or retro action games.<br><br><ul><br><br><li>Tokaido for £3.99 (was £6.99) - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tokaido/id1215230801?mt=8">buy</a></li><br><br><li>Cafeteria Nipponica for 99p (was £4.99) - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/cafeteria-nipponica/id550067264?mt=8">buy</a></li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=73818'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=73818 Tue, 2 May 2017 10:40:44 GMT The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - April 24 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-lsxwa_runandgun_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - April 24" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Spring's great and all, but there's only so much admiring the stunning majesty of nature one can take. At some point you really need to get your nose back in a good portable game.<br><br>It can be an expensive habit, but with our help you can pick up some genuine pocket gaming bargains.<br><br>Here, then, are some great deals on games and related gear. Don't mention it.<br><br><strong>iOS games</strong><br><br>Cut. is a very recent - and rather decent - puzzler, so snaffle it up for free while you can. Elsewhere we've got physics puzzlers, casual management, lush platformers and a pair of manic retro shooters.<br><br><ul><br><br><li>Cut. for free (was 99p) - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/cut/id1201392114?mt=8">download</a></li><br><br><li>Cut the Rope: Magic for free (was 99p) - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/cut-the-rope-magic/id1044677336?mt=8">download</a></li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=73747'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=73747 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:40:23 GMT Review: Yo Kai Watch 2 Review - Worth finding time for? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qtxhh/ykw2_illustration.jpg" width="200" alt="Yo Kai Watch 2 Review - Worth finding time for?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Yo-Kai Watch 2</em> is all about collecting supernatural forces using a time-telling device strapped to your wrist. While it is essentially a new-age <em>Pokemon</em>, it's also quite good.<br><br>Like Pokemon, you meet potential allies which you can befriend by besting them in battle. Or by giving them their favourite foods. In some cases, you'll need to take things a step further by considering their distinct personalities as well.<br><br>It all starts out very similarly to the original. You wander around the town of Springdale, solve other people's problems, catch bugs, and make sure to cross the road properly.<br><br>But <em>Yo Kai Watch 2</em> eventually takes you back in time. Letting you take part in the Yo-Kai War between the Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls.<br><br><strong>Bony lads and lasses</strong><br><br>The game has over 350 Yo-Kai, with around 100 new ones. This also means there's new Soultimate attacks and combination possibilities, as well as touch-screen mini-games. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Yo%2DKai+Watch+2/review.asp?c=73682'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Yo%2DKai+Watch+2/review.asp?c=73682 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:00:00 GMT [Update] Lady Layton, now named Layton's Mystery Journey, heads to the west on 3DS this autumn <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-lnexgpqwv_screen_shot_2017-04-13_at_16_57_22_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] Lady Layton, now named Layton's Mystery Journey, heads to the west on 3DS this autumn" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated April 19th, 9:23 AM</strong>: According to <a href="http://nintendoeverything.com/laytons-mystery-journey-heading-west-on-3ds-this-fall/">Nintendo Everything</a>, <em>Layton's Mystery Journey</em> will be launching overseas on 3DS later this year. <br><br>The iOS/Android version is still set for a worldwide launch, and Japan will be getting the 3DS version, on July 20th.<br><br><hr /><br><br>Jeez, doesn't it just feel like forever since we heard anything about <em>Lady Layton</em>? It's good news today as the game'll be arriving on 3DS and mobile this July. <br><br>Now launching as <em>Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaire's Conspiracy</em> as opposed to its previous '<em>Lady Layton</em>-esque' title, the launch date was revealed during the Japanese Nintendo Direct yesterday, which I'll link below.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Lady+Layton/news.asp?c=73663'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Lady+Layton/news.asp?c=73663 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:27:00 GMT The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - April 15 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-inbo_deepunder_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - April 15" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Hello there Pocket Gamers. Hope you're enjoying your extended weekend.<br><br>As you'll no doubt agree, if there's one thing we all have our minds solemnly attuned to during this Easter period, it's picking up a bargain. We can't help you with furniture or clothes (seriously, you should see us), but we do have our fingers on the pulse when it comes to mobile gaming deals.<br><br>Here, then, are some great deals on games and related gear. Don't mention it.<br><br><strong>iOS games</strong><br><br>What a handsome bunch of iOS games we have this week. If you're after some eye candy, it's here in spades.<br><br><ul><br><br><li>Sine Mora for 99p (was £5.99) - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sine-mora/id669096796?mt=8">buy</a></li><br><br><li>Deep Under the Sky for 99p (was £3.99) - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/deep-under-the-sky/id815035629?mt=8">buy</a></li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=73665'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=73665 Sat, 15 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT Everything we learnt from this week's Nintendo Direct <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-nwhy_1_00_20_21_jpg_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Everything we learnt from this week's Nintendo Direct" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> As you'll know by now the Nintendo Direct happened a couple of nights back, and whilst there wasn't a lot of exciting stuff going on, there was certainly a lot of information to take in.But that's what you've got us for. Kick your feet up, grab a cuppa, and read on to find out what 3DS and Switch games are on their way, courtesy of Nintendo. <strong>Nintendo 3DS</strong><ul><li><em>Hey! PIKMIN</em> (July 28th) - In this new type of <em>Pikmin</em> game, players are tasked with throwing all types of different Pikmin using the touch screen to solve puzzles, overcome challenges and defeat enemies through side-scrolling levels.</li><li><em>Kirby's 25th Anniversary</em> - To celebrate its 25th anniversary, three new games are coming to the 3DS:<ul><li><em>Kirby Clash Deluxe</em> (out now)</li><li><em>Kirby's Blowout Blast</em> (Summer 2017)</li><li><em>Unnamed Kirby game</em> (Winter 2017)</li></ul></li><li><em>Miitopia</em> (2017 TBA) - A dark lord is stealing the faces of everybody in the world of <em>Miitopia</em>, and it's up to you to bring them back in this adventure sim. More information is coming later this year.</li><li><em>Ever Oasis</em> (June 23rd) - A new action RPG from the creator of the Mana series.</li><li><em>Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia</em> (April 20th) - Aside from its launch next week, there's also a downloadable DLC on its way sometime in the near future which offers up new maps, dungeons, and challenges.  </li><li><em>Dr Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training: Can you stay focused?</em> (July 28th) - This brain trainer is the third in its series and should feature much more challenging exercises and puzzles. </li><li><em>Monster Hunter Stories</em> (Autumn 2017) - A bit of a different RPG in the <em>Monster Hunter</em> series. You can bond with monsters and ride, fly, and crash them to discover different areas of the map in this turn-based battler.</li><li>NIS America - Two games are on their way by NIS America. The card-meets-board game <em>Culdcept </em>(Summer 2017), and <em>RPG Maker Fes</em> (June 23rd).</li></ul><strong>Nintendo Switch</strong><ul><li><em>ARMS</em> (June 16th) - Min Min the ramen-armed girl was announced as <em>ARMS</em>' latest character. Plus, we learnt that you can equip two types of customisable ARMS per fighter, letting you mix up your attacks how you like. In-game currency earned can be used to play in the ARM Getter, a mode where you can win new ARMS for your characters. </li><li><em>Splatoon 2</em> (July 21st) - Apart from a much anticipated release date, we learnt that there'll also be a horde mode called Salmon Run. Salmon Run is a four-player co-op mode which pits you against the new Salmonid species. If you die on the battlefield, your comrades can ink you back to life. </li><li><em>Mario Kart 8 Deluxe</em> (April 28th) - When <em>Mario Kart 8 Deluxe</em> launches, it'll do so with more characters, karts, and tracks unlocked than any other <em>Mario Kart</em> titles. Both the traditional racing and battle modes can be played with local wireless play of up to eight players, or in LAN play/online with up to 12 players.</li><li><em>Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers</em> (May 26th) - Upon launch, it'll include all of the traditional characters plus two new ones, Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. In 'Way of the Hado' Mode you can also throw HADOKENS by using first person motion controls. </li><li><em>Project Mekuru</em> (Summer 2017) - This frantic multiplayer action game lets up to four players battle locally or online to flip panels and eject opponents. More information will be released later in the year.</li><li><em>Minecraft</em> (May 12th) -<em> Minecraft</em> will definitely be coming to the Switch along with a <em>Super Mario</em> Mash-Up pack which contains Mario-themed skins, textures, music and more. </li><li>Two <em>Sonic</em> games - <em>Sonic Forces</em> (Winter 2017) is a modern 3D take on Sonic games where you and a mysterious ally have to bring down the nefarious Doctor Eggman. <em>Sonic Mania</em> (Summer 2017) features retro 2D graphics and a host of new stages, as well as some classic stages from previous games in the <em>Sonic the Hedgehog</em> series.</li><li><em>Disgaea 5 Complete</em> (May 26th) - The definitive fifth game in the tactical RPG series is on its way in both standard and limited edition.</li><li>NEOGEO Masterpieces - As of now, more NEOGEO classic games like <em>Samurai Shodown IV</em> are available to purchase in Nintendo eShop. Some future NEOGEO games coming to the system include <em>Fatal Fury</em> and <em>The King of Fighters '99</em>.</li><li><em>Puyo Puyo Tetris</em> (April 27th) - If you want to play a demo version of this four player puzzle mash-up game, it's available now on the eShop. </li><li><em>Monopoly</em> (Autumn 2017) - You can fall out with up to six friends and family members digitally later this year.</li><li><em>Rayman Legends Definitive Edition</em> (TBA 2017) - Aside from the full game in all of its glory, there'll also be a Switch-exclusive Kung Foot experience, offering Solo Modes and tournaments for up to eight players. </li><li><em>Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star</em> (July 21st) - The Nintendo Switch version will come loaded with 35 previously-released paid DLC costumes, along with an exclusive new Unshackled Bride outfit.</li><li><em>Payday 2</em> (TBA 2017) - Yeah, that's happening. We don't know when or how, but it'll be four player and it'll be on the Switch. </li></ul><strong>Let's not forget amiibos and Joy-Cons</strong><ul><li><em>Super Smash Bros</em> (July 21st) - The final amiibos are on their way as two versions of Cloud, Bayonetta, and Corrin will hit the shelves in a couple of months. </li><li><em>Legend of Zelda</em> (June 23rd) - Three versions of Link will be hitting store shelves, from <em>Majora's Mask</em>, <em>Twilight Princess</em>, and <em>Skyward Sword</em>.</li><li><em>Splatoon 2 </em>(July 21st) - Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, and Inkling Squid will be available. These amiibos will grant special, limited-edition gear in-game. They'll also remember your favourite outfits, weapons, gear, and option settings. </li><li><em>Hey! PIKMIN</em> (July 28th) - Launching on the same day as the game, this amiibo allows you to call in extra Pikmin. </li><li>Bright yellow Joy-Cons (June 16th) - Seriously, you could probably see these things in the dark. Launching on the same day as <em>ARMS</em>, you can grab neon-yellow Joy-Cons, Wrist Straps, and the AA Battery Pack accessory. </li></ul> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+news/feature.asp?c=73662'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+news/feature.asp?c=73662 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT Hey! Pikmin comes out on 3DS this summer along with a new amiibo <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-mdbd_screen_shot_2017-04-13_at_00_16_06_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Hey! Pikmin comes out on 3DS this summer along with a new amiibo" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> As one of the more anticipated 3DS games coming out this year, it's great to see that <em>Hey! Pikmin</em> has finally got a release date. <br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Captain Olimar is back in Hey! Pikmin, landing on the Nintendo <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/3DS?src=hash">#3DS</a> family of systems July 28. <a href="https://t.co/QHajSbL1P1">pic.twitter.com/QHajSbL1P1</a></p><br><br>— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) <a href="https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/852280500995489793">April 12, 2017</a></blockquote> <em>Hey! Pikmin</em> is an upcoming side-scrolling adventure which was originally teased last year in the September Direct. Much like its predecessor, the 3DS touchscreen is incorporated to move and throw your Pikmin about.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+3DS/news.asp?c=73651'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+3DS/news.asp?c=73651 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:13:11 GMT Monster Hunter Stories is headed to the West on 3DS this autumn <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ovfwe/c9po52ivoaaxxog.jpg" width="200" alt="Monster Hunter Stories is headed to the West on 3DS this autumn" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's all good news at tonight's Nintendo Direct as there's a new <em>Monster Hunter</em> game on its way - <em>Monster Hunter Stories</em>.<br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Get ready for a new turn-based RPG unlike anything the <a href="https://twitter.com/monsterhunter">@MonsterHunter</a> series has seen before. Monster Hunter Stories will launch this fall! <a href="https://t.co/eKoU0ubGVe">pic.twitter.com/eKoU0ubGVe</a></p><br><br>— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) <a href="https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/852280983772471296">April 12, 2017</a></blockquote> In this spin-off to the series, <em>Monster Hunter Stories</em> is a turn-based RPG where you'll tame monsters for battle, swimming, flying, and more. You can also raise your monsters up by hatching them from eggs. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+3DS/news.asp?c=73650'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+3DS/news.asp?c=73650 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:03:15 GMT Pocket Gamer's best games of March giveaway - Bonus round: Urban Trial Freestyle 2 on Nintendo 3DS <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-egfg/urban-trial-freestyle-2-icon.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer's best games of March giveaway - Bonus round: Urban Trial Freestyle 2 on Nintendo 3DS" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's that time of the month again, when <em>Pocket Gamer</em> gives away a bounty of codes for last month's absolute best games to our wonderful community, the <a href="/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=65028">App Army</a>.<br><br>For those unaware, that's our diehard band of mobile gaming enthusiasts. In exchange for their critical thoughts, we give them codes for unreleased games on a weekly basis and you can join in the fun by simply signing up on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/apparmy">Facebook</a>. That's a requirement to get a chance at a code in the giveaway, but more on that later.<br><br>This is a bonus round! Occasionally we get codes of games that didn't make it into our top games list, but we still feel deserve highlighting. That's exactly what happened here.<br><br><strong>Urban Trial Freestyle 2 <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Urban+Trial+Freestyle+2/feature.asp?c=73619'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Urban+Trial+Freestyle+2/feature.asp?c=73619 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:00:00 GMT