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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Sat, 22 Sep 2018 21:02:03 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 457 - PlayStation Classic, Life is Strange: Before the Storm <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 457 - PlayStation Classic, Life is Strange: Before the Storm" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The thing with being the Pocket Gamer Podcast is anything that plays games and fits in your pocket falls within our remit.<br><br>Ipso facto: James, Em, and Ric find themselves debating the merits of the newly announced PlayStation Classic.<br><br>They also cover new releases like Life is Strange: Before the Storm on iOS, light-based puzzler Where Shadows Slumber, and more.<br><br>Plus James talks to the devs behind Oceanhorn 2 live from the Pocket Gamer Connects: Helsinki floor.<br><br><strong>Download episode 457:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep457.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78754'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78754 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:36:59 GMT Check out Persona Q2's gorgeous animated opening <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-fvgklywew/persona-q2-3ds-screenshot-walking-through-tunnel.jpg" width="200" alt="Check out Persona Q2's gorgeous animated opening " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Earlier today, Persona developer Atlus released a handful of exciting new videos for Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth.<br><br>As first reported by <a href="https://nintendoeverything.com/persona-q2-opening-animation-new-character-trailers/">Nintendo Everything</a>, not only did we get our first look at the animated intro – a popular staple of the Persona series – but we were also gifted some brand new screenshots and extended character trailers for returning series favourites.<br><br>For those not in the know, Persona Q2 is a mash-up of the last three Persona games in a strange chibi art style, and plays more like a traditional Shin Megami Tensei entry than the actual Persona games. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Persona+Q2%3A+New+Cinema+Labyrinth/news.asp?c=78746'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Persona+Q2%3A+New+Cinema+Labyrinth/news.asp?c=78746 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:14:36 GMT Finish your Pokedex with Zeraora, coming soon to Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-evw_zeraora_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Finish your Pokedex with Zeraora, coming soon to Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> At long last, the final Pokemon in the series to date, Zeraora, is headed westward. Folks who own a copy of <em>Pokemon Ultra Sun</em> or <em>Ultra Moon</em> will be able to catch the rare Pokemon via Mystery Gift next month.<br><br>Zeraora codes will be available from October 1 through November 15 from select retailers, although we’re not sure which shops will be participating just yet. GAME stores in the UK have regularly played host to these limited-run events, so they could be a likely candidate.<br><br>Should you manage to get your hands on a code, you’ll receive a level 50 Zeraora that knows Plasma Fists, Thunder Punch, Thunder, and Close Combat. The Pokemon also comes holding an Air Balloon which renders it immune to Ground-based attacks, and Zeraora’s inherent ability is Volt Absorb. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Ultra+Sun%2FPokemon+Ultra+Moon/news.asp?c=78741'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Ultra+Sun%2FPokemon+Ultra+Moon/news.asp?c=78741 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:03:00 GMT Everything we learnt from this week's Nintendo Direct announcements! <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-zrip_nintendo-switch-online-membership-price_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Everything we learnt from this week's Nintendo Direct announcements!" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Originally slated for last week and pushed on due to the horrendous earthquake which hit Hokkaido, Nintendo newest Direct aired last night and - 'ho boy - it was a big one. <br><br>We all know what Ninty can fit into a 20-minute stint. Well, this one runs at almost 40-minutes and it's not just the Switch taking centre stage. <br><br>No, the 3DS got a bit of love and we finally found out some real information regarding the Switch's Online system. <br><br>There's a lot to get through and little time to do it in, so pull up your socks and get comfy, friends, let's have it. <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+Switch/feature.asp?c=78671'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+Switch/feature.asp?c=78671 Fri, 14 Sep 2018 16:07:00 GMT How to watch tonight's Nintendo Direct <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-muem/1200x630bb.jpg" width="200" alt="How to watch tonight's Nintendo Direct" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Another week, another Nintendo Direct, it feels like. We honestly struggle to keep up - not least because the big N crams so much into such a small amount of time.<br><br>Tonight (September 13th) is a brand new edition, and while we won't be live-streaming it due to how late it's on in the UK, we'll still be breaking out a few stories and filling you in tomorrow morning.<br><br>But, you may ask, where can I watch this magnificent show? Don't you worry friendo, Nintendo has already set up the YouTube stream, so you can catch the whole thing right from the word go.<br><br>And you can do so... right here! The video is embedded below, so fire it up at 11pm UK time (that's midnight CEST/3pm PT/6pm ET) and be sure to learn all about what Nintendo has to offer.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+news/news.asp?c=78649'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+news/news.asp?c=78649 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:23:00 GMT What to expect from tonight's Nintendo Direct: Switch Online, Smash Bros Ultimate, rumours, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-bpef/nintendo-direct-logo.jpg" width="200" alt="What to expect from tonight's Nintendo Direct: Switch Online, Smash Bros Ultimate, rumours, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> After a brief delay, Nintendo's next Direct is happening tonight at 11pm UK time, leaving everyone asking the same question - what on Earth does the company have left to announce?<br><br>With two Directs already released in the past month or so, it feels like Nintendo has already given up the secrets of every single upcoming game in its arsenal. Surely it doesn't have anything else to say, right?<br><br>Well, there's 35 minutes of new games planned for tonight's Direct, so there'll definitely be something. We have a few ideas as to what they'll announce, so click through to find out more.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+news/feature.asp?c=78648'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+news/feature.asp?c=78648 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:12:00 GMT [Updated] Delayed Nintendo Direct now scheduled for September 13th at 11pm UK time <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-gaut_nintendo-direct-switch-3ds-red-banner_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="[Updated] Delayed Nintendo Direct now scheduled for September 13th at 11pm UK time" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Update 2 on September 12th at 3:27pm:</strong> Nintendo has now scheduled its previously delayed Direct for September 13th at 11pm UK time. That's tomorrow!<br><br>You can expect news about Switch and 3DS games across the Direct's 35 minute run-time. And we'll be here covering the whole thing, of course.<br><br><strong>Update on September 6th at 11:47am:</strong> Nintendo has announced via <a href="https://twitter.com/NintendoUK/status/1037596477009346561?s=19">Twitter</a> that today's Direct has been delayed due to an earthquake which has affected Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido. Nintendo will provide a new time and date to hold the Direct in the near future.<br><br><strong><em>Original story continues below...</em><br><br></strong><br><br>Just when you thought Nintendo had an exhaustingly busy couple of weeks around Gamescom, it's just been announced that there's going to be yet another Direct happening tomorrow night. You can tune in at 11 PM BST / 12 AM CEST / 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET <a href="http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Misc-/Nintendo-Direct/Latest-Nintendo-Direct/Nintendo-Direct-698557.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=NinetndoDirect%7CAnnouncement%7Cw36">right here</a>.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+Switch/news.asp?c=78585'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+Switch/news.asp?c=78585 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 15:26:12 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 455 - Alphabear 2, Wall Kickers <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 455 - Alphabear 2, Wall Kickers" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Another week, another podcast, another missed release date for The Elder Scrolls: Blades.<br><br>Luckily, James and Ric have plenty more games to chat about instead, including word puzzler Alphabear 2, twitchy vertical platformer Wall Kickers, and the crane-oriented Small Cargo!<br><br>They also discuss the latest in the Fortnite-on-Android debacle, some pervy Vita game Ric likes, and talk to the producer of Asphalt 9: Legends about *that* control system.<br><br><strong>Download episode 455:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep455.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78611'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78611 Fri, 7 Sep 2018 16:08:03 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 454 - Donut County, Into the Breach <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 454 - Donut County, Into the Breach" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's a jam-packed show this week - or should that be 'jam DONUT-packed' show? (No. No it shouldn't - ED).<br><br>James, Em, and Ric step into the breach to talk about the Switch port of Into the Breach.<br><br>They also cover the arrival of the wonderfully weird Donut County, a bizarre game 6-years in the making.<br><br>Meanwhile The Elder Scrolls: Blades fails to make an appearance on the App Store, so Hungry Dragon chows down on its potential downloads instead.<br><br><strong>Download episode 454:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep454.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78547'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78547 Fri, 31 Aug 2018 17:42:01 GMT Nintendo moves to shut down Pokemon fan game creator <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-dvbx/pokemon_go_2_year.jpg" width="200" alt="Nintendo moves to shut down Pokemon fan game creator " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Nintendo served a takedown notice to popular <em>Pokemon</em> fan game creator Pokemon Essentials. The tool has been used to make many <em>Pokemon</em> spin-off games, some of which have also been banned by Nintendo, over the past few years.<br><br>The tool, which is hosted on the PokeCommunity message boards, as well its related Wikia, will no longer be available online.<br><br>“Today, the Pokémon Essentials wikia and all downloads for it have been taken down due to a copyright claim by Nintendo of America,” <a href="https://www.pokecommunity.com/announcement.php?s=5af0ff9955fa69681e879782cd7adaa8&f=244&a=823">said PokeCommunity admin Marin</a>, “Please don't freak out about the claim, and there's no reason to get angry with Nintendo or anyone else involved. It doesn't need to be a bigger deal than it should be. We will not allow Pokémon Essentials or any of its assets to be hosted or distributed on PokéCommunity.” <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=78522'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=78522 Thu, 30 Aug 2018 04:04:57 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 453 - Reigns: Game of Thrones, Monument Valley: The Movie <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 453 - Reigns: Game of Thrones, Monument Valley: The Movie" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Gamescom is in full swing, which means lots and lots of mobile gaming news this week.<br><br>James, Em, and Ric get very excited over the prospect of being Cersei in Reigns: Game of Thrones, then try to work out what the heck a Monument Valley movie would actually look like.<br><br>There's also new releases to cover, including the iPhone version of Rome: Total War, and excellent hex puzzler Evergarden.<br><br>Plus James talks to creator Simon Read about his New Star Soccer series.<br><br><strong>Download episode 453:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep453.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78490'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78490 Fri, 24 Aug 2018 16:38:46 GMT Catch Latias and Latios this September in Pokemon Sun and Moon <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wxvp/legendary_logo.jpg" width="200" alt="Catch Latias and Latios this September in Pokemon Sun and Moon" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Pokemon’s</em> been having quite the year, bringing a pair of the series’ Legendary Pokemon each month to <em>Pokemon Sun</em> and <em>Moon</em> (and their <em>Ultra</em> counterparts). September is just around the corner, and The Pokemon Company has revealed the details for this coming month’s Legendaries. Latias and Latios of <em>Pokemon Ruby </em>and <em>Sapphire</em> fame will have the spotlight this month, and they’re getting a few special moves.<br><br>If you’re in Europe, you’ll be able to catch Latias and Latios from September 1 - 23 in <em>Pokemon </em>(<em>Ultra</em>) <em>Sun</em> and (<em>Ultra</em>) <em>Moon</em> simply by accessing the Mystery Gift option on the main menu (you’ll need to be connected to the internet to receive the gift). Those in the US have from September 2 - 29 to head to a Best Buy store and get a free code that they can redeem via Mystery Gift. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=78479'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=78479 Fri, 24 Aug 2018 03:03:39 GMT The biggest Pokemon convention of the year starts tomorrow <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ztvu_wc18_logo_cmyk_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The biggest Pokemon convention of the year starts tomorrow" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Over the weekend, Nashville will play host to the biggest Pokemon convention of the year. The Pokemon Trading Card game, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon and Pokken Tournament DX will all converge at this year's Pokemon World Championships from August 24th to the 26th. <br><br>All the games will have their own tournaments where folks from all over the globe will come to compete and have a shot at winning a part of the $500,000 prize pool.<br><br>The championship has invited some of the best players out there competing in the card game, strategy game and fighting game, so I think it's fair to say we'll be seeing some interesting matches over the weekend.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Ultra+Sun%2FPokemon+Ultra+Moon/news.asp?c=78472'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Ultra+Sun%2FPokemon+Ultra+Moon/news.asp?c=78472 Thu, 23 Aug 2018 13:00:41 GMT The final Etrian Odyssey for 3DS is heading westward next year <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hlzwh/etrian-odyssey-nexus.jpg" width="200" alt="The final Etrian Odyssey for 3DS is heading westward next year " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Etrian Odyssey Nexus</em> is headed westward early next year. The 3DS brought renewed interest in the classic dungeon-crawling RPG series, and <em>Nexus</em> will be the final chapter in this era of the franchise’s long history. <br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It's time to warm-up those dungeon mapping skills, the next installment of the Etrian Odyssey series is coming to the West! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EtrianNexus?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#EtrianNexus</a> is coming on February 5th! Best thing of all, you can pre-order your copy today! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nintendo3DS?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Nintendo3DS</a> <a href="https://t.co/03C30uwv4e">https://t.co/03C30uwv4e</a> <a href="https://t.co/k2dB5lOwxj">pic.twitter.com/k2dB5lOwxj</a></p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Etrian+Odyssey+Nexus/news.asp?c=78410'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Etrian+Odyssey+Nexus/news.asp?c=78410 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:49:32 GMT Review: Warioware Gold 3DS review - A fitting end to Wario's reign over the DS <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-icnsk_warioware-gold-3ds-screenshot-a-mine-game-with-bowzer_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Warioware Gold 3DS review - A fitting end to Wario's reign over the DS" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The biggest downside to any Warioware game is the length. With each mini-game clocking in at only a few seconds, the game itself won't last long. Of course, they can be extended through extra modes, playing with friends, or beating high scores, but for that you'll need friends. And patience.<br><br>Here, Wario is up to his old tricks and has been stealing treasure. He decides that the treasure isn't enough for him and he must make more money. He does so by setting up a tournament, charging people to enter.<br><br>That's the basic premise, and while it's a little half-hearted, there's only so many ways you can package a collection of mini and micro-games. Thankfully the animation is superb and the colours pop from the screen.<br><br><strong><br><br>Make me laugh</strong><br><br>On top of this, the humour is genuinely funny, especially when taking pot shots at games being streamed online for clamouring fans. This vein of comedy transfers over to the interactive parts of Warioware Gold too. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/WarioWare+Gold/review.asp?c=78392'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/WarioWare+Gold/review.asp?c=78392 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:44:29 GMT