Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (AR) 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, 16 Dec 2017 08:59:24 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer New iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - Reigns: Her Majesty, Ashworld, The Sexy Brutale, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-tfzrib/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - Reigns: Her Majesty, Ashworld, The Sexy Brutale, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> HEY GUESS WHAT? It's Friday tomorrow, which means there's only one day left before we don't have to be responsible, or as responsible, as usual for the following two days. <br><br>If you simply can't wait to get that Friday feeling, here's this week's list of simply the best new games to dive into, and there's some real stonkers this time around. <br><br><strong>iOS/Android/AR</strong><br><br><strong>Ace Attorney Investigations</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Capcom</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1227608370">iOS</a>/<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.capcom.kenji1en&hl=en_GB">Android </a></li><br><br><li>Price: F2P/£8.99</li><br><br></ul><br><br>This installment of <em>Ace Attorney</em> follows Miles Edgeworth as he investigates crime scenes to unearth the truth of each case he takes. Solve the puzzles around you, work with the police, and bring criminals to justice. Though the game is full price on Android, it's current free to play one iOS with optional IAPs to unlock its full content.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Reigns%3A+Her+Majesty/news.asp?c=76133'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Reigns%3A+Her+Majesty/news.asp?c=76133 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 15:41:24 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/AR/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76116'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/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/AR/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76115'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/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/AR/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:36:00 GMT Pokemon GO developer's giving its debut AR title Ingress a huge revamp in 2018 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-nsgt/unnamed__2_.jpg" width="200" alt="Pokemon GO developer's giving its debut AR title Ingress a huge revamp in 2018" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Earlier this week, Niantic revealed that it'd be giving a little love and affection to its oldie-but-goodie AR title <em>Ingress</em>, and will henceforth be naming it <em>Ingress Prime</em>. <br><br>I know, this is a bit of a throw back. In 2012 <em>Ingress</em> originally arrived on Android with iOS landing a whole two years afterwards in 2014. Come 2018, <em>Ingress Prime</em> will apparently build upon the foundations of their beloved AR debut, and provide an overhauled version which changes... everything. Art style, narrative, and a totally re-designed user interface and sound design. <br><br>Set in a unique sci-fi universe hidden in-between the lines of our world, in <em>Ingress</em> you're divided into two factions - The Enlightened and The Resistance. In a show of cool augmented reality and massively multiplayer gameplay, you'll have to work together with your faction members to discover and capture Portals disguised as public art/landmarks in real life.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Ingress+Prime/news.asp?c=76098'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Ingress+Prime/news.asp?c=76098 Mon, 4 Dec 2017 16:41:00 GMT We spoke to AVRLON VR Studio about what makes Elemental Combat worth playing <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ixupmy_release_youtube_jpg_100.jpg" width="200" alt="We spoke to AVRLON VR Studio about what makes Elemental Combat worth playing" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Elemental Combat</em> is a brand new VR game that focuses on multiplayer. It’s an FPS but the shotguns have been replaced with martial arts moves.<br><br>And you’ll perform these moves with your actual hands thanks to motion controls. You probably won’t be a martial arts expert at the end though.<br><br>We spoke to David Gattig, CEO & Co-Founder of AVRLON VR Studio about what distinguishes <em>Elemental Combat </em>from its competitors. Here’s what he had to say.<br><br><strong>What do you think Elemental Combat brings to AR/VR which distinguishes it from other titles on the platform?</strong><br><br>“We believe that <em>Elemental Combat</em> brings to VR unique game play elements, a novel setting and a competitive structure that makes it viable for eSports in the future. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Elemental+Combat/news.asp?c=76054'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Elemental+Combat/news.asp?c=76054 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:37:00 GMT Perform spells with your actual hands in VR battler Elemental Combat <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zusf/elementalcombat_270x220.jpg" width="200" alt="Perform spells with your actual hands in VR battler Elemental Combat" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Elemental Combat</em> is a competitive VR game for those who love wizards and martial arts. It plays a lot like an FPS, except you're performing spells instead of blasting people in the face with a shotgun.<br><br>You unleash various different moves by performing actual martial arts moves with your hands. I don't think that means you'll be Bruce Lee when you're done with it though.<br><br>These moves are all based on one of four different elements, and each of them has its own strengths and weaknesses. Fire, for example, is incredibly damaging but lacks defensive options.<br><br>Selecting the elements that work best for you is part of the battle, and the fun. You'll really develop your own fighting style while playing.<br><br>There are two different modes of play here too. The single player basically serves as training, where you can practice your moves so you don't embarrass yourself. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Elemental+Combat/news.asp?c=76044'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Elemental+Combat/news.asp?c=76044 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:24:00 GMT Review: Shadows Remain Episode One AR review - Halfbrick tries out something new, and spooky <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zyot/shadows-remain-ios-3.jpg" width="200" alt="Shadows Remain Episode One AR review - Halfbrick tries out something new, and spooky" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> When we found out Halfbrick Studios was working on a new AR game, we expected the addictive thrills of a <em><a href="/r/iPhone/Jetpack+Joyride+%28previously+Machine+Gun+Jetpack%29/review.asp?c=32993">Jetpack Joyride</a></em> or the satisfying simplicity of a <em><a href="/r/iPhone/Fruit+Ninja/review.asp?c=26274">Fruit Ninja</a></em>.<br><br>What we got was something completely different. <em>Shadows Remain</em> is an episodic, psychological horror where you spin a rotatable virtual room around on its axis and tap highlighted picture frames and half-mangled teddy bears to progress the story.<br><br>Reminiscent of the likes of <em><a href="/r/iPad/The+Room/review.asp?c=45106">The Room</a></em>, you need to follow visual and audio clues to uncover all the secrets and help a mother rescue her son from dark, malevolent forces. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Shadows+Remain/review.asp?c=75960'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Shadows+Remain/review.asp?c=75960 Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:00 GMT New iOS, Android, 3DS, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - Lineage 2: Revolution, White Night, Rocket League, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kjky/lan_artwork_1080x1080_eng.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS, Android, 3DS, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - Lineage 2: Revolution, White Night, Rocket League, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Phew, I'm almost out of breath after this week's intense cascade of releases. Whether it's the titles we were expecting, or the ones that came out suddenly, it's been a pretty good week all around. <br><br>But what are the very best games to consider? Aha, I'm glad you asked. Take a gander at our convenient list below and see if anything grabs your eye. <br><br><strong>iOS/Android</strong><br><br><strong>7 Wonders</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Repos Production</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/530090434">iPad</a></li><br><br><li>Price: £4.99/$4.99</li><br><br></ul><br><br>It's been a long time coming but the award-winning board game is finally out on iPad. Build your civilisation through three ages: construct buildings to advance technology, trade with your neighbours, build statues, expand your armed forces, and maybe edify one of the seven wonders of the world. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/LA+Noire/feature.asp?c=75922'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/LA+Noire/feature.asp?c=75922 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:24:27 GMT App Army Assemble: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - How does our community think it will play? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-sbghbaoe/wizardsunite.jpg" width="200" alt="App Army Assemble: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - How does our community think it will play?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Niantic has just announced <em><a href="/r/AR/Harry+Potter%3A+Wizards+Unite/news.asp?c=75871">Harry Potter: Wizards Unite</a></em>, the next AR game to get the <em><a href="/r/iPad/Pokemon+GO/review.asp?c=70656">Pokemon GO</a></em> treatment.<br><br>Our imaginations are running wild right now wondering how it will play, but we wanted to know in particular what you guys think<br><br>That's why we asked the <a href="/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=65028">App Army</a> for their thoughts so we could share them in an article on the site. Here's what they had to say.<br><br><strong>Raquel Segal<br><br></strong><br><br>I want to be able to join my favourite house! I think the game will have missions, like fighting dementors and death eaters. Maybe they will add events that happened in the books as well.<br><br>In addition you should be able to explore your surroundings and search for secrets that let you cast new spells, create new potions, and produce new objects. You'll probably also find magical creatures along the way, perhaps to battle or take care of. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Harry+Potter%3A+Wizards+Unite/feature.asp?c=75883'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Harry+Potter%3A+Wizards+Unite/feature.asp?c=75883 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:57:18 GMT Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - Everything we know so far <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-sbghbaoe/wizardsunite.jpg" width="200" alt="Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - Everything we know so far" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If I said I was going to tell you EVERY teeny little detail about <em>Harry Potter: Wizards Unite</em>, well... I'd be lying. The fact is there's not a lot of information out at the moment bar the outer scrapings of a general idea, but here's everything we know so far. <br><br><strong>What kind of game is it?</strong><br><br><em><br><br>HP:WU</em> is an AR (augmented reality) game along the same vein as that illustrious application <em>Pokemon GO</em>. In it, you'll be able to look through your phone screen and see a mix of our world and another, more magical one.<br><br><strong>What's it about?</strong><br><br>If the keyword 'magical' didn't give you a clue, it's all about the wizarding world of <em>Harry Potter</em> created by J.K. Rowling. <em>Wizards Unite</em> will reveal the magic all around us and allow us to all be witches and wizards as we explore our environment and, for some of us, live out our childhood dreams.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Harry+Potter%3A+Wizards+Unite/news.asp?c=75871'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Harry+Potter%3A+Wizards+Unite/news.asp?c=75871 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:21:00 GMT The best iOS and Android deals of the week - Deliria, Braveland, Kathy Rain, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-rujjwte/520x293bb.jpg" width="200" alt="The best iOS and Android deals of the week - Deliria, Braveland, Kathy Rain, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Happy Monday, one and all. It may be the start of a new week and the realism of facing another five days at work/school, but it's not all doom and gloom. <br><br>For you gamers eager for a bargain, Monday spells the day of deals and there are more than a few to choose from this time around. <br><br><strong>Braveland</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Price (iOS): <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/739040557">79p/79c</a></li><br><br><li>Price (Android): <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tortugateam.braveland.v2">59p/99c</a></li><br><br></ul><br><br>This turn-based game puts you in the shoes of a humble warrior's son after bandits raided your village. Inspired by old-school strategies, the aim is to raise your own army and take your revenge against those who destroyed your home. <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Braveland/feature.asp?c=75824'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Braveland/feature.asp?c=75824 Mon, 6 Nov 2017 11:43:05 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/AR/Abi/feature.asp?c=75799'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Abi/feature.asp?c=75799 Fri, 3 Nov 2017 14:23:00 GMT Bubble Witch 3 Saga joins up with Snapchat in its new Halloween event, Trick or Treat <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vcfn/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Bubble Witch 3 Saga joins up with Snapchat in its new Halloween event, Trick or Treat" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> King's back with a Halloween treat just in time for the frightful holiday, and it's got <em>Snapchat</em> on board just for funsies. <br><br>Starting today <em>Bubble Witch 3 Saga</em> King's latest event, <em>Trick or Treat</em>, will let players across the globe work cooperatively to unlock excellent rewards. As with a lot of these things, the more bubbles you manage to pop, the better your rewards will be at the end so you'd best get your friends on board if you want a big pay out. <br><br>If you're a <em>Snapchat</em> user you'll be able to unleash your inner Stella as you'll don her witch's hat, and it's not only for the visual impact. No, you can enjoy the game right there and then as you'll use your head to aim and pop the bubbles. Alternatively, changing to the back camera will bring the game to life in Augmented Reality.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Bubble+Witch+Saga+3/news.asp?c=75723'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Bubble+Witch+Saga+3/news.asp?c=75723 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 15:53:00 GMT Review: Guns Royale AR review - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds with a mobile AR twist? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-pgdoqe_guns-royale-ios-2_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Guns Royale AR review - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds with a mobile AR twist?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Proudly wearing its influences on a blocky sleeve, <em>Guns Royale</em> is a shooter that sets out to bring <em>PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds</em> to mobile. And it's managed a semi-respectable job.<br><br>Your 8-bit gunner is dropped off on a tropical island with 15 other players. Your sole aim is being the last person standing. To ensure victory, you'll be firing off AK-47s, collecting health packs, and picking up pieces of armor for protection.<br><br>As the game progresses so the playing field shrinks, inevitably forcing you to get more comfortable with your adversaries and wrap the match up as quickly as possible. It can get quite tense out there.<br><br>As an online only game, however, errors can really plague the experience. We've seen lag spikes, corrupt servers, and drop-outs, which, in turn, stunts progression and development. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Guns+Royale/review.asp?c=75695'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/AR/Guns+Royale/review.asp?c=75695 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT