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 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:28:14 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Detective Pikachu has the single greatest game mechanic ever designed <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kvmf/maxresdefault.jpg" width="200" alt="Detective Pikachu has the single greatest game mechanic ever designed" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> OK, Detective Pikachu has been out on 3DS for over a week now, so the majority of people who are likely to buy it already have, right?<br><br>Wrong. So wrong. Because Nintendo messed up big time, you see. None of the marketing for the game bothered to mention the one aspect of the entire game that elevates it beyond "kid-focused adventure game".<br><br>The Detective Pikachu button.<br><br>Situated on the left-hand side of the touch screen at all times is a small picture of Detective Pikachu which, when pressed, triggers a short cutscene with the titular electric mouse as he tells you something completely unnecessary.<br><br>Sometimes he'll whip out a magnifying glass from nowhere and look for clues. Sometimes he'll try and do a Quick Attack, but he's too fat to run that fast. Sometimes he'll just tell you about coffee. Detective Pikachu flippin' loves coffee. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Detective+Pikachu/feature.asp?c=77172'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Detective+Pikachu/feature.asp?c=77172 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:19:25 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 437 - GDC 2018 Preview Special <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 437 - GDC 2018 Preview Special" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> After last week's wedding-related hiatus, James is back with Ric to cover the most exciting games to emerge from GDC 2018.<br><br>Fresh from San Francisco, Ric flags up graffiti-inspired puzzler <em>Vandal</em>, one-handed brawler <em>Dragon Ball Legends</em>, and the incoming <em>Westworld</em> tie-in.<br><br>There's also chat about PUBG Corp suing Netease, and new releases including <em>Fortnite</em>, <em>Trick Shot 2</em>, and <em>The Pillars of the Earth</em>.<br><br><strong>Download episode 437:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep437.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=77147'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77147 Fri, 6 Apr 2018 16:37:33 GMT Review: Detective Pikachu review - An easy-going detective puzzler <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kvmf/maxresdefault.jpg" width="200" alt="Detective Pikachu review - An easy-going detective puzzler" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> What's your favourite <em>Pokémon</em> game? Whichever entry you chose, I can almost guarantee it involves traipsing around a vast map catching and battling monsters.<br><br>That's the core premise of the mainline <em>Pokémon</em> series, after all, and precious few franchise spin-offs have measured up to its high standards.<br><br><em>Detective Pikachu</em> doesn't quite buck that trend, but it is a thoroughly charming, surprisingly absorbing mystery adventure that makes great use of the source material.<br><br><strong>S'all Goodman</strong><br><br>You may not control the titular behatted Pokémon here, but <em>Detective Pikachu</em> is undoubtedly the star of his own game.<br><br>In one of many nods to the animated series, you play a bland young go-getter with an axe to grind. Tim Goodman's PI dad has gone missing while investigating a series of strange Pokémon incidents, leaving only his Pikachu behind. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Detective+Pikachu/review.asp?c=77078'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Detective+Pikachu/review.asp?c=77078 Mon, 2 Apr 2018 12:00:00 GMT Pocket Gamer among finalists for the first ever Games Media Brit List 2018 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wdmnr/games_media_brit_list_dark_blue_2.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer among finalists for the first ever Games Media Brit List 2018" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Earlier today the shortlist was revealed for the very first <a href="https://www.gamesmediabritlist.com/">Games Media Brit List</a> and we were pleasantly surprised to see Pocket Gamer and other talents from our parent company, Steel Media's, sites across different categories. <br><br>The Games Media Brit List celebrates the very best in games writing, publishing, and broadcasting, and the awards ceremony takes place in London on May 17th 2018. Though we're up against some incredible publications - including Eurogamer, Kotaku, and GameSpot - it's pretty awesome to be recognised for such hard work. <br><br><ul><br><br><li><strong>Best Reporter</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li><a href="http://www.pcgamesinsider.biz/staff/100199/alex-calvin/">Alex Calvin</a>, PCGamesinsider.biz</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=77053'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=77053 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:43:48 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 436 - Shadowgun Legends, Oceanhorn 2 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 436 - Shadowgun Legends, Oceanhorn 2" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Excitement this week as James and Em review what may be the best shooter of 2018 - and it's not <em>PUBG</em> or <em>Fortnite</em>!<br><br>(It's <em>Shadowgun Legends</em> btw.)<br><br>They also mark the official launch of <em>PUBG Mobile</em>, and cover GDC announcements including a new trailer for <em>Oceanhorn 2</em>, and <em>The Banner Saga 3</em> coming to Switch.<br><br>Finally, James chats to the developer of <em>Guru Gloo </em>about the passion it takes to be an indie on the App Store.<br><br><strong>Download episode 436:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep436.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=77036'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77036 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:30:26 GMT This Nintendo Switch and 3DS eShop sale will certainly put a spring in your step <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-pivmzg/maxresdefault.jpg" width="200" alt="This Nintendo Switch and 3DS eShop sale will certainly put a spring in your step" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Despite the cold, snowy, and icy weather, we're technically in spring now, which means it's about time for Nintendo to throw a great, big sale for you. It'll be going live today at 2 PM GMT, 3 PM CET, 10 AM EST, and 7 AM PST, until April 5th.<br><br>From indie titles to AAA bangers, now's a pretty good time to check out those games you've wanted but haven't yet picked up. Bear in mind that Ninty's bragging that over 140 titles have snipped their prices, and here are a few we definitely know are getting discounted:<br><br><strong>Nintendo Switch</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li><a href="/r/Switch/ARMS/review.asp?c=74236">ARMS</a> <br><br><ul><br><br><li>Was: $59.99</li><br><br><li>Now: $39.99</li><br><br></ul><br><br></li><br><br><li><a href="/r/Switch/Doom/review.asp?c=75866">DOOM</a> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+Switch/news.asp?c=77019'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+Switch/news.asp?c=77019 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:34:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 435 - Fortnite vs Fortcraft <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 435 - Fortnite vs Fortcraft" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's clone vs copy this week as Epic's <em>PUBG</em>-inspired shooter <em>Fortnite</em> arrives in beta form on mobile, only to be confronted by Netease's own portable version of the game, <em>Fortcraft</em>.<br><br>Which performs better on touchscreen? Do they hold a torch to <em>PUBG Mobile</em>? Em and James hash it out along with the week's new releases, and a chat with the maker of streamlined strategy game <em>Polytopia</em><br><br><strong>Download episode 435:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep435.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=76981'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76981 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:37:49 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 434 - The Sims Mobile, Super Smash Bros Switch <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 434 - The Sims Mobile, Super Smash Bros Switch" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We welcome an interloper to the podcast this week in the form of new Pocket Gamer editor Ric Cowley.<br><br>As well as getting to know PG's most recent overlord we take a look at the decline of Gameloft, and the announcement of <em>Super Smash Bros</em> on Switch.<br><br>There's also chat about new releases including <em>The Sims Mobile</em>, <em>Temple of Spikes</em>,<em> Reed</em>, and the newest <em>Baldur's Gate</em> expansion.<br><br><strong>Download episode 434:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep434.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=76929'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76929 Fri, 9 Mar 2018 18:59:13 GMT Here's the rest of the Nintendo 3DS announcements from last night's Nintendo Direct <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-adjicq/luigis-mansion-747x309.jpg" width="200" alt="Here's the rest of the Nintendo 3DS announcements from last night's Nintendo Direct" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Here's what you might have missed regarding 3DS announcements <a href="/r/Switch/Nintendo+Switch/news.asp?c=76893">from last night's Nintendo Direct</a>:<br><br><strong><em> Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers</em></strong> was announced and <a href="/r/3DS/The+Rolling+Western/review.asp?c=38283">it continues to mix action with tower defence</a> but with some added racing now in a great looking package, coming May 25th to Nintendo 3DS:<br><br><em><br><br></em><strong><em>Bowser's Inside Story</em></strong> is getting a remastered version with a new story starring Bowser Junior. The original was great, so this should be a must have if you didn't play it already. It's coming next year. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+3DS/news.asp?c=76912'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+3DS/news.asp?c=76912 Fri, 9 Mar 2018 09:31:00 GMT 3DS is finally getting its own WarioWare game in WarioWare Gold <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-rdlvl/wariowaregold.jpg" width="200" alt="3DS is finally getting its own WarioWare game in WarioWare Gold" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p>Wario is making his triumphant debut on 3DS with <em>WarioWare Gold. </em>Exclusive to Nintendo's tried and true handheld, <em>WarioWare Gold </em>promises more of the ridiculous mini games you know and love, some 300 of them, in fact. <br><br></p><br><br><p>The best news of all? You won't have to wait <em>too</em> long for the game to make its way to the eShop. <em>WarioWare Gold</em> launches on 3DS on August 3. </p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/WarioWare+Gold/news.asp?c=76905'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/WarioWare+Gold/news.asp?c=76905 Thu, 8 Mar 2018 22:23:52 GMT Get all the news from the March 2018 Nintendo Direct in our live blog <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-pivmzg/maxresdefault.jpg" width="200" alt="Get all the news from the March 2018 Nintendo Direct in our live blog" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's only been a couple of months since the last Nintendo Direct Mini, and already we're getting another half hour of new info coming at us from the house of Mario.<br><br>There's a full-sized Nintendo Direct planned for 10pm GMT today, and we'll be on hand to live blog everything as it pops up, right here in this very article.<br><br>We've already been promised <a href="/r/Switch/Nintendo+news/news.asp?c=76878">more info on the exciting looking Mario Tennis Aces</a>, and there's rumours that Fire Emblem Switch will be shown off alongside new DLC for Super Mario Odyssey.<br><br><em><a href="/r/Switch/Nintendo+Switch/news.asp?c=76380">Catch up on everything you may have missed in the last Nintendo Direct Mini before the big show!</a></em><br><br><hr /> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+Switch/news.asp?c=76893'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+Switch/news.asp?c=76893 Thu, 8 Mar 2018 21:55:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 433 - Part Time UFO, Outlast: Bundle of Terror <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 433 - Part Time UFO, Outlast: Bundle of Terror" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> James and Em are snowed in this week. However, as it's always summer on the internet this hasn't stopped them hooking up to chat about all things mobile.<br><br><em>Ghostbusters World</em> has been announced, so the pair examine why it's going to be immediately eclipsed in the shadow of fellow AR creature-catching app <em>Harry Potter Wizards Unite</em>.<br><br>They also cover new mobile releases including the superb <em>Part Time UFO</em>, and reflexive RPG<em> Evoland 2</em>, plus the arrival of <em>Outlast: Bundle of Terror</em> on the Switch.<br><br>Additionally, James speaks to the creators of mobile sensations <em>Alto's Odyssey</em> and <em>Alto's Adventure</em>.<br><br><strong>Download episode 433:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep433.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=76826'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76826 Fri, 2 Mar 2018 16:37:02 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 432 - Alto's Odyssey, Layers of Fear: Legacy <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 432 - Alto's Odyssey, Layers of Fear: Legacy" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We take to the dunes this week to discuss the launch of the hugely anticipated sandboarding(!) sequel <em>Alto's Odyssey</em>.<br><br>There's also info on the latest - and possibly last - <em>Rime</em> update, plus the upcoming arrival of <em>Lichtspeer</em> on mobile.<br><br>New releases <em>Glitch Dash</em> and <em>Dice Brawl: Captain's League</em> are put under the microscope, and James chats to <em>Layers of Fear: Legacy</em> producer Rafal Basaj about cramming all of that spookiness onto the Switch.<br><br><strong>Download episode 432:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep432.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=76769'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76769 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:36:45 GMT Add Heatran and Regigigas to your Pokémon collection this March <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lfsj/pokemon-sun-moon-logo-169-en.jpg" width="200" alt="Add Heatran and Regigigas to your Pokémon collection this March" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <br><br>The Pokémon Company continues its <a href="/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=76446">homage to legendary Pokémon</a> next month as another pair of ultra-powerful Pocket Monsters make their way to <em>Pokémon Sun</em> and <em>Moon</em> (and all <em>Ultra</em> versions therein). Heatran and Regigigas will be available via WiFi download starting in March.<br><br>Heatran is an intimidating Fire/Steel dual-type, while Regigigas is a hulking Normal type. The duo both made their debut in <em>Pokémon Diamond</em> and <em>Pearl</em> for the Nintendo DS.<br><br>Folks who own <em>Pokémon Ultra Sun/Sun</em> can download Regigigas, while trainers playing <em>Pokémon Ultra Moon/Moon</em> can add Heatran to their teams. To get the download code, you'll first need to subscribe to the Pokémon trainer club newsletter, <a href="https://club.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-trainer-club/sign-up/">which you can do right here</a>. You'll receive the code in the club's March newsletter. You can get the details in full at the event's website.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=76757'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=76757 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:00:42 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 431 - Florence, PUBG Mobile <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 431 - Florence, PUBG Mobile" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week has it all: from plot-free sandboxes of endless multiplayer violence to short, heartfelt, narrative-driven experiences.<br><br>Yes, we take a look at the Chinese version of <em>PUBG</em> on mobile, then play <em>Monument Valley</em> co-creator Ken Wong's delightful interactive story <em>Florence</em>.<br><br>We also talk to the man himself, as well as checking out the rest of the week's new mobile releases including puzzler <em>Death Squared</em>, cat-romancing sim <em>Purrfect Date</em>, plus <em>Bayonetta</em> and <em>Bayonetta 2</em> on Switch.<br><br><strong>Download episode 431:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep431.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=76709'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76709 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:44:12 GMT