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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:53:09 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer The gripping indie thriller Papers, Please arrives on PS Vita this week <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xulyw/papers-ipad-2.jpg" width="200" alt="The gripping indie thriller Papers, Please arrives on PS Vita this week" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The acclaimed document-sorting game <em>Papers, Please</em> is finally coming to the Vita on the 12th, according <a href="https://twitter.com/dukope/status/939591376102088704">a tweet</a> from a developer Lucas Pope.<br><br>As a border guard for the totalitarian country of Arstotzka, you need to examine the passports of each incoming traveler, the titular papers, to determine if they're approved to enter. No easy task as new regulations make entry stricter, as bombings force you to scan and search people for threats, as your suffering family challenges you to break rules or take risks.<br><br><a href="r/iPad/Papers%2C+Please/review.asp?c=63001">In our review</a> of the iOS release, we praises <em>Papers, Please</em> as "compelling, thought-provoking, challenging, occasionally funny and frequently surprising", a powerful and engaging work that balances moral and political issues with surprisingly clever gameplay. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Papers%2C+Please/news.asp?c=76157'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Papers%2C+Please/news.asp?c=76157 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:36:11 GMT Long-awaited metroidvania Iconoclasts is headed to PS Vita on January 23rd <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hrnj/19430662393_e6e4b358bf_b.jpg" width="200" alt="Long-awaited metroidvania Iconoclasts is headed to PS Vita on January 23rd" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> After years of development, the vibrant metroidvania Iconoclasts is released in early 2018, for PS Vita, Steam, and other consoles.<br><br>As the rebellious mechanic Robin, you must explore an alien world, to discover the secrets behind the tyrannical One Concern regime. As you travel between regions and fight back against the One Concern, you'll face over twenty challenging bosses with your pistol and wrench, and unlocking new abilities and equipment.<br><br>Combat and quick platforming will be your tactics to survive Iconoclasts' dangerous world, but outside of combat, a sprawling narrative and myriad characters await to find and meet during your quest to help others and fight back against One Concern. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Iconoclasts/news.asp?c=76125'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Iconoclasts/news.asp?c=76125 Thu, 7 Dec 2017 05:00:09 GMT The 20 best N-Gage and N-Gage 2.0 games <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-gbn/nokia_n-gage_png_jpgcopy.jpg" width="200" alt="The 20 best N-Gage and N-Gage 2.0 games" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The N-Gage was ever-so-slightly ahead of its time. It was a gaming phone that first came out in 2003, created by Nokia in Finland. You could make calls, you could surf the web, you could play a version of Tomb Raider.<br><br>And then there was the N-Gage 2.0 that was basically a version of Xbox Live for Nokia phones. That lasted until about 2008. And it was pretty damn good.<br><br>But what were the best games on the now defunct platform? I mean that's probably not a question you've ever bothered to ask yourself, but we've gone right ahead and answered it anyway.<br><br>After all, we are celebrating <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Nokia+news/feature.asp?c=76119">100 years of Finnish independence</a>. And what's more independent than a phone you can play games on?<br><br><strong><a href="/r/N-Gage/Reset+Generation/review.asp?c=8184">Reset Generation <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76116'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76116 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT Top 10 Best Finnish Hardware <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vcdtm/413f5kp_jjl_1_.jpg" width="200" alt="Top 10 Best Finnish Hardware" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Finland celebrates its <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Nokia+news/feature.asp?c=76119">100th Independence Day</a> today, and to join in with the celebrations, we've listed 10 of the best pieces of Finnish inventions and technology.<br><br>Finland has a strong history of creating hardware and technology that changes the world, as you’ll soon discover as you go through this list.<br><br>So many incredible pieces of tech, things that you can’t imagine the world without today. Let’s take a look at just ten…<br><br><strong>Nokia 1100<br><br></strong><br><br>When it comes to legendary pieces of tech, few things have the recognition that Nokia phones do, and the 1100 might be king among them all. The, at-the-time, tiny wonder was a revelation, and to top it off, Finland invented SMS messages too. Where would we be without them? <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76115'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76115 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:53:00 GMT The 25 best Finnish characters <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xlmp/ab_android_beta.jpg" width="200" alt="The 25 best Finnish characters" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's fair to say that Finland has a pretty intriguing history when it comes to the characters that it's created.<br><br>And since it's <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Nokia+news/feature.asp?c=76119">Finland's 100th independence day</a> today, we thought that was something worth celebrating.<br><br>In this list we're going to look at 25 of the best. Some of them you'll have heard of, some of them you won't, and at least one of them has a funny name.<br><br><strong>Red Bird</strong> - Angry Birds<br><br>Red Bird has become the Finnish pop culture export of recent times. From smash hit games to a blockbuster Hollywood movie, from novelty socks to kid's backpacks, it's hard to think of something that hasn't been branded with his cheery visage. I mean, his visage isn't actually that cheery. He's an Angry Bird after all. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:36:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 421 - GRID Autosport, Neverending Nightmares <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 421 - GRID Autosport, Neverending Nightmares" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Tyre squeals and trauma this week as the team examines the mobile version of console racer <em>GRID Autosport</em>, then tackle the bloodstained corridors of stylish horror game <em>Neverending Nightmares</em>.<br><br>Plus, with <em>PUBG </em>clones popping up everywhere, they address the news that there will be not one but two official <em>PUBG</em> games coming to mobile soon.<br><br>They also cover the release of <em>Hoppenhelm</em> and <em>Game Dev Tycoon</em>, as well as chatting with the creator of <em>RPGolf.</em><br><br><strong>Download episode 421:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep421.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/PS+Vita/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76088'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76088 Fri, 1 Dec 2017 17:19:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 420 - Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Rules of Survival <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 420 - Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Rules of Survival" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Good news for fans of battle royale and sofa shopping this week.<br><br><em><br><br>Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp</em> takes the cutesy life-sim formula and squeezes it onto your phone, while <em>PUBG</em>-a-like <em>Rules of Survival</em> attempts to replicate the thrill of hiding in a barn wearing a t-shirt on a tiny screen.<br><br>Plus we talk to <em>The Watchmen</em> co-creator Dave Gibbons about <em>Rogue Trooper Redux</em>, and his incredible career in comics and gaming.<br><br><strong>Download episode 420:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep420.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/PS+Vita/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76006'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76006 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:21:20 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 419 - The loot crate problem, LA Noire <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 419 - The loot crate problem, LA Noire" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> As decorated veterans of loot crates and other traditionally mobile-centric money-making systems, the team tackles the <em>Battlefront II </em>controversy head-on this week.<br><br>They then chat to the creators of <em>Middle-earth: Shadow of War</em>, and find out how they brought the series' famous nemesis system to mobile.<br><br>There's also talk of <em>LA Noire</em>'s Switch debut, <em>Rocket League</em>'s handheld hopes, and <em>OCMO</em>'s incredibly tricky tentacles.<br><br><strong>Download episode 419:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep419.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/PS+Vita/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75942'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75942 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:58:37 GMT New iOS, Android, AR, 3DS, PS Vita, and Switch games out this week - South Park: Phone Destroyer, Farming Simulator, WonderWorlds, and more <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-upmbjjx_6831630_larger_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS, Android, AR, 3DS, PS Vita, and Switch games out this week - South Park: Phone Destroyer, Farming Simulator, WonderWorlds, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Friday is only a day away, but there's still the new releases of the week to get through yet, so try to stay awake. <br><br>From epic CCGs to strategic battlers, let's see if we can't find something you like, eh?<br><br><strong>iOS/Android/AR</strong><br><br><strong>Become a Legend</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Pablo Martinez</li><br><br><li>Price: £2.99/$2.99 / F2P</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1290090269">iOS</a> / <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.InvergeStudios.BecomeALegend&hl=en_GB">Android</a></li><br><br></ul><br><br>Forge your own legacy and head out on an epic adventure of knights in this dungeon-crawling platformer. Tippedy-tap your way to victory. <br><br><strong>BoneSwiper</strong> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/ROME%3A+Total+War/feature.asp?c=75858'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/ROME%3A+Total+War/feature.asp?c=75858 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:28:41 GMT Cyberpunk bartending adventure VA-11 HALLA arrives on PS Vita next week <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hqw/screenshot0024_thumb.jpg" width="200" alt="Cyberpunk bartending adventure VA-11 HALLA arrives on PS Vita next week" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Cyberpunk stories in <a href="r/iPad/VA-11+HALL-A/news.asp?c=61383"><em>VA-11 HALL</em><em>A</em></a> don't come from the gritty alleys or neon-lit streets but at the counter of the unique adventure's titular bar, when the game releases on the Vita next Tuesday.<br><br>Your bar VA-11 HALLA is a place where the downtrodden and depressed go to drown their sorrows; through your conversations with various patrons and mastery over drink mixing, you discover more about the dystopian world outside, and the problems and struggles that its citizens face.<br><br>Mixing favored drinks lets you brighten a customer's day, letting you learn more about them and their life; your bartending skills throughout <em>VA11-HALLA</em>'s narrative leads you along a branching story that changes based on your drink choices. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/VA%2D11+HALL%2DA/news.asp?c=75839'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/VA%2D11+HALL%2DA/news.asp?c=75839 Wed, 8 Nov 2017 05:29:11 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 417 - Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, Final Fantasy Dimensions II <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 417 - Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, Final Fantasy Dimensions II" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's a power-franchise triple-strike this week.<br><br>First, we interview the producer of <em>Sonic Forces: Speed Battle</em>, before chatting amongst ourselves about the game itself.<br><br>Then we turn our attention to <em>Final Fantasy Dimensions II</em>, a sequel five years in the making (well, it's been five years since the first one anyway).<br><br>Also: after last week's prologue it's the REAL <em>Super Mario Odyssey</em> chat with Nintendophiles Em and Glen.<br><br><strong>Download episode 417:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep417.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/PS+Vita/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75816'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75816 Fri, 3 Nov 2017 18:25:48 GMT New iOS, Android, 3DS, PS Vita, and Nintendo Switch games out this week: Final Fantasy Dimensions 2, Million Onion Hotel, Sonic Forces, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-dhfrh/screenshot_abi_05.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS, Android, 3DS, PS Vita, and Nintendo Switch games out this week: Final Fantasy Dimensions 2, Million Onion Hotel, Sonic Forces, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> What a week it's been as it feels like we've had an utter mountain of new releases across the board. <br><br>From Switch games, to mobile, Vita, and 3DS, if you can't find something you fancy playing in this list then I just don't know what to suggest, friend. <br><br>We've even had a previous <em>Big Indie Pitch</em> winner launch their game this week, so we can't help but feel all excited and fuzzy inside. Aww. <br><br><strong>iOS/Android</strong><br><br><strong>Abi</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Lilith Games</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1170852506">iOS</a></li><br><br><li>Price: £2.99/$2.99</li><br><br></ul><br><br>"<em>One day in the distant future, the obsolete household robot Abi finds the hibernating industrial robot DD, and together they escape the warehouse in which they have been locked away. Once they get out, they discover that humans have mysteriously disappeared from the earth. Where did the humans go and what can explain their disappearance? It’s up to you, Abi, and DD to find out</em>." <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Abi/feature.asp?c=75799'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Abi/feature.asp?c=75799 Fri, 3 Nov 2017 14:23:00 GMT Secret of Mana's opening video explores the lore behind the game <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-acfik/35910442604_2b97c22f46_b.jpg" width="200" alt="Secret of Mana's opening video explores the lore behind the game" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's still a little while away from February, but Square Enix is keeping us hungry with <em>Secret of Mana</em>'s latest video. <br><br><em>Secret of Mana</em> was originally released in 1993, though the game is now getting a 3D makeover for the modern gamer. I know, it sounds curious, but it'll still be totally recognisable as one of the greatest RPGs of the age. <br><br>In just under two minutes, the video shows off a gorgeous cinematic which has a bit of '<em>Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind</em>'-feel about it, but maybe that's just me. The brief introduction tells us what Mana is and how humans began to misuse the mysterious power, angering the gods in turn.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Secret+of+Mana/news.asp?c=75764'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Secret+of+Mana/news.asp?c=75764 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:29:00 GMT Best new iOS, Android, PS Vita, and Nintendo Switch games of the week: Sheltered, ICEY, Subsurface Circular, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-keknim/1.jpg" width="200" alt="Best new iOS, Android, PS Vita, and Nintendo Switch games of the week: Sheltered, ICEY, Subsurface Circular, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Here we are again on a sunny, rainy, windy, or snowy Thursday and it's time to check out what new games we can get our hands on.<br><br>I say it almost every week but we've had another good selection from puzzlers to emotive narratives, not to mention one big named game which won't be out until tomorrow.<br><br> <br><br><strong>iOS/Android</strong><br><br><strong>Battlevoid: Sector Siege</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Bugbyte</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1274947855">iOS</a>/<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fi.bugbyte.battlevoid&hl=en_GB">Android</a></li><br><br><li>Price: £4.99/$4.99</li><br><br></ul><br><br>"<em>Battlevoid: Sector Siege is an epic straight into action real-time space strategy game, in which you take command of human forces with the task of defending them against multiple enemy factions.</em>" <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Bury+Me%2C+My+Love/feature.asp?c=75722'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Bury+Me%2C+My+Love/feature.asp?c=75722 Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:12:06 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 416 - Super Mario Odyssey (prologue), Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 416 - Super Mario Odyssey (prologue), Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's a double-Nintendo-whammy this week, with <em>Super Mario Odyssey</em> assuming control of Switches everywhere, while <em>Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp</em> soft-launches on mobile.<br><br>Em and James assess the damage, along with chat about the iPad port of <em>Subsurface Circular</em>, and an interview with the author of <em>100 Best Video Games (That Never Existed)</em>.<br><br><strong>Download episode 416:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep416.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/PS+Vita/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75738'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PS+Vita/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=75738 Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:48:09 GMT