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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Mon, 25 Jun 2018 07:23:51 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 446 - Westworld, Suzy Cubes <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 446 - Westworld, Suzy Cubes" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> With E3 over and done with, it's customary for all the devs who held back the launch of their games during the show to simultaneously release them onto the app stores.<br><br>And this is how you find James, Em, and Ric this week: pummelled beneath a digital tidal wave comprised of Westworld, Suzy Cubes, Splatoon 2 DLC, and loads more portable games.<br><br>But our buoyant hosts will not be sunk, not even by the Android launch of Gorogoa and a huge PUBG update. They will persist. Oh yes. Persist they will.<br><br><strong>Download episode 446:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep446.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><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77872'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77872 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:55:23 GMT Unholy Heights gives monsters a safe place to unwind at the end of the day <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-psptoaa/unholy-heights-screenshot-an-early-part-of-the-game.jpg" width="200" alt="Unholy Heights gives monsters a safe place to unwind at the end of the day" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em><strong>Welcome to </strong></em><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/writer.asp?a=290&sec=11"><em><strong>Susan Arendt</strong></em></a><em><strong>'s latest column on Pocket Gamer. In 2018 we've recruited the best writers and most experienced gamers in the industry and asked them to inspire us. This week Susan looks at the underreported monster housing crisis.</strong></em><br><br>You ever think about the bad guys in video games? You know, the orcs and the cacodemons and the bats and whatnot. Ever wonder what it's like for them to head home at the end of a long day of being bashed in the head by a band of overzealous adventurers?<br><br>Probably not, you reek of hero privilege. Fortunately, Unholy Heights gives you the opportunity to right that particular wrong as you do your best to give monsters a comfortable, affordable place to put up their feet (or tentacles, or smoke tendrils, whatever) at the end of a hard shift. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Unholy+Heights/feature.asp?c=77837'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Unholy+Heights/feature.asp?c=77837 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:31:03 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 445 - Ark: Survival Evolved, Fortnite on Switch <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 445 - Ark: Survival Evolved, Fortnite on Switch" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's an island full of dinosaurs and you've got to survive.<br><br>No, it's not Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and no, you are neither Chris Pratt nor Bryce Dallas Howard (condolences).<br><br>It's Ark: Survival Evolved, out on iOS and Android right now. James and Ric find out if it's any good, and try to work out why Sony hates Switch Fortnite players so much.<br><br><strong>Download episode 445:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep445.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=77822'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77822 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:14:48 GMT What to expect from Nintendo at E3 2018 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hkyg/nintendo-direct.jpg" width="200" alt="What to expect from Nintendo at E3 2018" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Nintendo is set to press play on its Nintendo Direct E3 2018 presentation on Tuesday June 12 at 17:00 GMT. That's 9am PT for our American readers.<br><br>You'll be able to watch it 'live' (as much as any pre-recorded video can be live) on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/nintendouk">Nintendo's YouTube channel</a>.<br><br>So what are we expecting from the big N? Hopefully lots of Switch-flavoured goodness to make up for a rather quiet year thus far. Some news on its mobile plans would be pretty sweet too.<br><br>Here's what we're hoping to see from tomorrow's event. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+E3+conference/feature.asp?c=77743'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+E3+conference/feature.asp?c=77743 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 10:25:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 444 - WWDC 2018, Slickpoo: The Clown <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 444 - WWDC 2018, Slickpoo: The Clown" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We've got all the big mobile announcements from WWDC 2018 this week, with Em, Ric, and James wagging their tongues about Apple's waggly tongue tracking software (we're not joking).<br><br>There's also coverage of new releases like Deep Space, Only When Howling, and the unfortunately named Slickpoo: The Clown.<br><br>Plus, James chats to Ubisoft about last week's Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians.<br><br><strong>Download episode 444:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep444.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=77736'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77736 Fri, 8 Jun 2018 17:43:10 GMT Pokemon Quest - 3 more spin-offs we'd like to see <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qjkxi/pokemon-quest-switch-screenshot-lapras-dragonite-eevee.jpg" width="200" alt="Pokemon Quest - 3 more spin-offs we'd like to see" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The big surprise of last week came from Nintendo and its buddies at The Pokemon Company.<br><br>We were expecting news of the first proper Pokemon game for Switch at some point. What we got was a simplified take on a proper Pokemon game in Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee and Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu.<br><br>That wasn't the biggest surprise for us, though. That would be the announcement and immediate release of <a href="r/Switch/Pokemon+Quest/review.asp?c=77648">Pokemon Quest</a> - a free-to-play idle RPG starring everyone's favourite collectible critters - onto the Switch eShop.<br><br>It's a combination of components that makes quite a lot sense when you get down to it. Indeed, the Pokemon series has become known for its varied spin-offs over the years, such as the lightgun game antics of Pokemon Snap, the card battling Pokemon TCG, and the tactical RPG of Pokemon Conquest. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Quest/feature.asp?c=77682'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Quest/feature.asp?c=77682 Mon, 4 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 443 - Pokemon Quest, Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 443 - Pokemon Quest, Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> With Em battling Windows 10 and its mic driver gremlins, James and Ric are left to tackle the biggest week of Pokemon news since Pokemon Go appeared on app stores.<br><br>There's talk of new Switch RPG Pokemon Quest and the ethics of plastic pokeballs.<br><br>They also cover new releases including slick RPG Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians, Squeenix mobile port Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, bolshy blaster Space Pioneer, and the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection on Switch.<br><br><strong>Download episode 443:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep443.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><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77681'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77681 Fri, 1 Jun 2018 18:36:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 442 - Dragon Ball Legends, Disney Heroes: Battle Mode <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 442 - Dragon Ball Legends, Disney Heroes: Battle Mode" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> After 2 weeks of international travel and exotic adventure (he was mostly in a shopping mall in San Francisco looking sleepy) James reunites with Em and Ric to catch up on everything mobile.<br><br>Dragon Ball Legends is out on Android, Disney Heroes: Battle Mode is conquering mobile, and Resident Evil 7 is streaming to Switches all over Japan.<br><br>Let's DO THIS.<br><br><strong>Download episode 442:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep442.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=77624'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77624 Fri, 25 May 2018 19:17:17 GMT Get prepped for Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido on Switch with a new demo <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zvgoq/sushi.jpg" width="200" alt="Get prepped for Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido on Switch with a new demo" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you enjoy action puzzle games, here's a chance to try out the upcoming Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido on Switch.<br><br>The empire has stolen all the sushi, and it's your job to get it back through battles where you'll team up with a shushi sprite.<br><br>You'll attack foes by eating tons of sushi, and using the leftover plates as your weapon, which sounds like both a ridiculous and awesome way to defeat your foes.<br><br>If the trailer has your mouth watering, head on over <a href="https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/Sushi-Striker-The-Way-of-Sushido-1347617.html">to the Nintendo eStore </a>to get your free demo and try it out for yourself. The full game will launch on June 8 for both Switch and 3DS. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Sushi+Striker/news.asp?c=77598'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Sushi+Striker/news.asp?c=77598 Thu, 24 May 2018 12:21:37 GMT Animal Crossing: New Leaf and more join Nintendo's Selects range from June 29th <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vggv/animal-crossing-new-leaf-3ds-box-artwork.jpg" width="200" alt="Animal Crossing: New Leaf and more join Nintendo's Selects range from June 29th" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Three additions are coming to the Nintendo Selects range for 3DS on June 29th, including Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS.<br><br>If you haven't had the chance to play these games before, or just want to add some classics to your collection, here's your opportunity. Each title will be available from the Nintendo eShop for €19.99 / £15.99.<br><br>In addition, there are two new Nintendo 2DS XL bundles launching on the same day. The black and lime green bundle comes pre-installed with Mario Kart 7, and the white and lavender bundle comes with Tomadachi Life.<br><br>If you're on the fence about getting a new piece of hardware, check out <a href="/r/3DS/New+Nintendo+2DS+XL/hardware_review.asp?c=74413">our original review</a> of the 2DS XL here. We gave it a gold award, noting that it's "much better than any design that came before it." <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+3DS/news.asp?c=77582'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+3DS/news.asp?c=77582 Wed, 23 May 2018 15:01:51 GMT Review: Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux review - Dark, depressing, and so rewarding <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-goodm/shinmegamitensei.jpg" width="200" alt="Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux review - Dark, depressing, and so rewarding" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Life is rarely nice. Or easy. Or fair. Or anything positive, really. And yet, despite this, even the darkest of video games manage to find a light of hope at the end of the tunnel.<br><br>Not <em>Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux</em>. Oh no. This game adores misery, and threatens to drown you in it.<br><br>A world away from your typical cast of cute JRPG archetypes, here we have your nameless silent protagonist, and a set of military types and scientists.<br><br>They're armed with the latest in human technology, and are going into a plasma tornado centred at the South Pole which looks set to envelope the globe.<br><br>In addition to that, the tornado seems to have created some sort of rift in space and time, and maybe even reality. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Shin+Megami+Tensei%3A+Strange+Journey+Redux/review.asp?c=77561'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Shin+Megami+Tensei%3A+Strange+Journey+Redux/review.asp?c=77561 Mon, 21 May 2018 16:22:10 GMT The new Sushi Striker trailer is very anime <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zvgoq/sushi.jpg" width="200" alt="The new Sushi Striker trailer is very anime " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Nintendo treated us to a tasty morsel of <em>Sushi Striker</em> goodness in the shape of a new story trailer that gives us a bit more background on what the game is all about. <em>Sushi Striker</em>, which is set to launch next month, is shaping up to be a silly puzzle game that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but packs quite a punch with its frantic sushi swapping gameplay.<br><br><p>In the world of <em>Sushi Striker</em>, sushi has been forbidden by an authoritarian regime. Musashi, the game’s main character, has had enough, and so sets out to overthrow the dictator’s unjust rule by eating as much sushi as he can possibly muster.</p><br><br>As you can see in the trailer, you must feed Musashi sushi at a comical rate, saving the empty plates so you can sling them at your enemies to defeat them. Once you tire of liberating your country, you can try you hand at the game’s online multiplayer. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Sushi+Striker/news.asp?c=77523'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Sushi+Striker/news.asp?c=77523 Thu, 17 May 2018 03:29:46 GMT Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is getting an 8-bit prequel <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-pgltp_bloodstained_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is getting an 8-bit prequel " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We’re <a href="/r/Switch/Bloodstained%3A+Ritual+of+the+Night/news.asp?c=73202">still waiting for <em>Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’s</em></a> big debut later this year, but Inti Creates has something to tide us over. <em>Bloodstained</em> is getting an 8-bit <em>Castlevania</em>-inspired prequel game called <em>Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon</em>. The prequel was teased as a stretch goal during <em>Ritual of the Night’s</em><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night/posts/1818045"> successful Kickstarter campaign</a>.<br><br><p><em>Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon</em> stars four characters who may look familiar if you enjoyed the <em>Castlevania</em> series. You’ll be able to play as swordmaster Zangetsu; Miriam, who wields a whip; Alfred, an alchemist; or Gebel, a shapeshifter who likes to take the form of a bat. The game encourages you to play with as many characters in a team as possible. The more folks you have fighting along your side, the stronger you’ll be. Some environments can only be explored with certain characters, plus, if you die, you’ll be able to keep going as long as you have other characters with you.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Bloodstained%3A+Ritual+of+the+Night/news.asp?c=77493'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Bloodstained%3A+Ritual+of+the+Night/news.asp?c=77493 Tue, 15 May 2018 01:51:52 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 441 - Dungeon Hunter Champions, Paladins Strike <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 441 - Dungeon Hunter Champions, Paladins Strike" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Nintendo reckons it hasn't cracked the mobile market yet, so James, Em, and Ric discuss the implications of <em>Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp</em>'s under-performance.<br><br>There's also chat about <em>Fortnite</em> Season 4, and yet another lawsuit against the Switch.<br><br>Meanwhile in the new releases section, Ric explains why <em>Paladins Strike</em> is a 'bit fiddly', and James shares his experience with all-things-to-all-people action RPG MOBA tower defence monstrosity <em>Dungeon Hunter Champions</em>.<br><br>Em's been playing <em>Agent Wonky</em>, and has found a neat puzzler tucked away in the corner of the App Store...<br><br><strong>Download episode 441:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep441.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play) <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77414'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77414 Fri, 4 May 2018 17:50:45 GMT Legendary Pokemon Xerneas and Yveltal are coming to Pokemon Sun and Moon this week <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-rmcl/legendary_art.jpg" width="200" alt="Legendary Pokemon Xerneas and Yveltal are coming to Pokemon Sun and Moon this week" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Nintendo’s <a href="/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=76446">year of Legendary Pokemon continues</a> with the addition of Xerneas and Yveltal to <em>Pokemon Sun and Moon</em> (and their <em>Ultra</em> cousins) starting this Friday.<br><br>As an added bonus, The Pokemon Company has shared a video on how these two Pokemon were designed. As it turns out, the design process was extra tricky, as the developers had to figure out what the new Fairy-type Pokemon were expected to look like.<br><br>Xerneas and Yveltal both debuted in Pokemon X and Y, the first <em>Pokemon</em> games for the Nintendo 3DS that marked a major makeover for the series. <em>Pokemon Moon/Ultra Moon</em> players will get access to Xerneas, a Dark/Flying-type, while folks with a copy of <em>Sun</em> or <em>Ultra Sun</em> will have the chance to grab Yveltal, Fairy-type. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=77398'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=77398 Thu, 3 May 2018 20:30:24 GMT