Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Switch) 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 Sun, 24 Jun 2018 02:01:45 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle cheats and tips - Expert tips to get good at anime fighters <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-cuoac/blazblue-cross-tag-battle-logo.jpg" width="200" alt="BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle cheats and tips - Expert tips to get good at anime fighters" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is finally out now, giving Arc System Works anime fighting greatness to people who want to play on the go. Finally!<br><br>But if you're not a fighting game professional, or even if you're just not familiar with anime fighters, these tips will help you sharpen your skills and cross fate with more suave than ever before.<br><br>Characters cross over from everywhere in Cross Tag Battle, but a true master will be able to mash up enemies with any character. Get good with our tips below!<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/BlazBlue+Cross+Tag+Battle/feature.asp?c=77875'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/BlazBlue+Cross+Tag+Battle/feature.asp?c=77875 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:20:53 GMT Mario Tennis Aces cheats and tips - Tennis tips to take you from small time to star <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-eipyi/nswitch_mariotennisaces_01.jpg" width="200" alt="Mario Tennis Aces cheats and tips - Tennis tips to take you from small time to star" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Mario Tennis Aces is out today on Nintendo Switch, and do you know what? It's pretty good. It can also be pretty challenging, especially in Adventure Mode, which just might put your skills to the test, especially in those optional challenges!<br><br>As such we've put together the essential tips, the important information you need in order to step onto the court and smash the ball right past your opponents.<br><br>Regardless of your tennis proficiency, this guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play Mario Tennis Aces.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Mario+Tennis+Aces/feature.asp?c=77874'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Mario+Tennis+Aces/feature.asp?c=77874 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:50:36 GMT 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/Switch/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77872'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77872 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:55:23 GMT Silver Award-winning Miles & Kilo makes landfall on Switch this summer <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-erjie_miles-and-kilo-ios-3_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Silver Award-winning Miles & Kilo makes landfall on Switch this summer " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Developer Four Horses revealed today that <em>Miles & Kilo</em>, the sequel to 2D platformer <em>Kid Tripp</em>, is headed to Nintendo Switch this summer. Players who purchase the Switch version will get a copy of<em> Kid Tripp</em> for free if they don’t own it already. For those who already have <em>Kid Tripp</em> on Switch, they’ll receive a 50% discount on <em>Miles & Kilo</em>. That’s pretty a good deal in our book!<br><br> <br><br><em>Miles & Kilo</em>, much like its predecessor, is a colorful retro 2D platformer that you can play through as a regular action adventure, or switch to autorun mode to get the fastest time possible. Throughout 36 levels, players will dodge spiders and pesky monkeys, go surfing, and swing over spikes and bottomless pits.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Miles+%26+Kilo/news.asp?c=77868'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Miles+%26+Kilo/news.asp?c=77868 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:09:27 GMT Dragon Ball FighterZ goes Super Saiyan on Nintendo Switch <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-rcsp/dragon-ball-fighter-z-switch-icon.jpg" width="200" alt="Dragon Ball FighterZ goes Super Saiyan on Nintendo Switch " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Dragon Ball FighterZ</em>, the much anticipated 2D fighting game for Nintendo Switch, is officially set to launch on September 28. Folks who pre-order the game will automatically gain access to Goku and Vegeta SSGSS. Not only that, early birds also receive a copy of the Japanese version of <em>Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden</em>, an SNES game that only released in Japan, France, and Spain.<br><br><p>We first <a href="/r/Switch/Dragon+Ball+FighterZ/news.asp?c=77773">got a look at the game in action</a> on the Switch at E3 2018. <em>Dragon Ball Fighter Z</em> is a 2D brawler that looks pretty similar to the original <em>Dragon Ball Z</em> anime. The game features 3 vs. 3 battles, with the player carefully choosing from the pantheon of famous <em>Dragon Ball Z</em> characters to create a team that’s unstoppable.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Dragon+Ball+FighterZ/news.asp?c=77867'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Dragon+Ball+FighterZ/news.asp?c=77867 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:05:36 GMT Review: Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion Switch review - An essential DLC for fans of the series <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-awrn/splatoon-2-octo-expansion-switch-screenshot-umbrella.jpg" width="200" alt="Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion Switch review - An essential DLC for fans of the series" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The multiplayer of Splatoon 2 has always been well served by Nintendo - consistent free updates and a huge, ever-expanding rotation of maps have kept it fresh and exciting for over a year.<br><br>But the developer has now turned its attention to single-player with the new Octo Expansion, a piece of DLC which adds 80 levels and a bunch of new equipment to the game.<br><br>It also offers up incredibly tight level design, tough battles you'll never forget, and one of the best experiences you'll have with Splatoon 2 by far.<br><br><strong>Squids in<br><br></strong><br><br>The Octo Expansion sees you taking control of Agent 8, an amnesiac Octoling tasked with collecting four "thangs" from around a strange facility in order to escape to the surface.<br><br>You get around via a subway map, which is made up of a series of challenge rooms. Complete one and you unlock its neighbours, sometimes opening up entirely new lines to explore. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Splatoon+2/review.asp?c=77864'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Splatoon+2/review.asp?c=77864 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:54:15 GMT LIMBO and INSIDE are headed to Nintendo Switch next week and I'll probably buy them both again <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-dzbnu/limbo-switch-boy-looking-at-cages.jpg" width="200" alt="LIMBO and INSIDE are headed to Nintendo Switch next week and I'll probably buy them both again" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> On Twitter earlier today, Playdead announced that it'd be bringing both LIMBO and INSIDE to Nintendo Switch on June 28th. Though I originally thought they might be part of a joint package, it looks like they'll be arriving separately.<br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">INSIDE and LIMBO on Nintendo Switch - Worldwide June 28. <a href="https://t.co/mXL2JZJGx6">https://t.co/mXL2JZJGx6</a></p><br><br>— Playdead (@Playdead) <a href="https://twitter.com/Playdead/status/1009434226972905472?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 20, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <a href="/r/iPhone/Limbo/review.asp?c=52028">LIMBO</a> and <a href="/r/iPhone/Inside/review.asp?c=76218">INSIDE</a> are two seriously amazing monochromatic games that tell deeply engaging stories with no words at all. Playdead's killer method is its imagery and level design, and it's hard to play through these games and not feel something during your session. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Limbo/news.asp?c=77854'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Limbo/news.asp?c=77854 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:02:02 GMT Try out Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker a month before it launches on Nintendo Switch <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jjvk/captain-toad-treasure-switch-toad-chasing-star.jpg" width="200" alt="Try out Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker a month before it launches on Nintendo Switch" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> I wasn't actually that excited about Captain Toad to begin with, but after watching the trailers - and after our Editor Ric Cowley's heavy praise - I'm more interested in trying it out. Lucky us, we get to jump into a little bit of it right now.<br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ready for adventure? A free demo of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CaptainToad?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CaptainToad</a>: Treasure Tracker is now available on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NintendoSwitch?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NintendoSwitch</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/eShop?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#eShop</a>!<br><br>Download demo: <a href="https://t.co/7Ner16OsVO">https://t.co/7Ner16OsVO</a> <a href="https://t.co/F6sIP3VBf9">pic.twitter.com/F6sIP3VBf9</a></p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Captain+Toad/news.asp?c=77853'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Captain+Toad/news.asp?c=77853 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:48:18 GMT Review: Mario Tennis Aces review - Anyone for doubles? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-eipyi/nswitch_mariotennisaces_01.jpg" width="200" alt="Mario Tennis Aces review - Anyone for doubles?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Mario Tennis series is a bit like that former tennis prodigy who never quite broke through to the big time.<br><br>Early signs of spontaneous genius appear to have been gradually ground out of them, as they turn into a thoroughly solid but firmly second-tier pro.<br><br>Those hoping that Mario Tennis Aces would be the entry to swear at the umpire and rip a jumping topspin lob over its recent history are in for a disappointment, but there are glimmers of the old maverick spirit.<br><br><strong>Working on your shots</strong><br><br>Just like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is to real motor racing, Mario Tennis Aces is to the game of tennis.<br><br>That is: a hyper exaggerated but still recognisable form of the sport, as played by an extended roster of major and minor characters from Mario's day job. No, not plumbing. His second job.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Mario+Tennis+Aces/review.asp?c=77850'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Mario+Tennis+Aces/review.asp?c=77850 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:20:13 GMT Shadowgun Legends is headed to Nintendo Switch and that's just the news we were hoping for <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-hdqlr_shadowgun-legends-ios-3_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Shadowgun Legends is headed to Nintendo Switch and that's just the news we were hoping for" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Yesterday <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kcf8hg7nZbU">it was announced</a> that Shadowgun Legends is leaping over from iOS and Android and joining the Switch party too. Though there's no rough estimate as to when we can expect it, we're looking forward to the day we can add it to our libraries. <br><br>Shadowgun Legends is MADFINGER Games' most recent FPS. Though it took a little while to launch on mobile, it was well worth the wait as it delivered console-quality graphics, engaging gameplay, responsive controls, and an awesome social scene. <br><br>In its review we thought very highly of it, awarding it a well-deserved <a href="/r/iPad/review.asp?c=77029">Gold Award</a>. "<em>Shadowgun Legends is a brilliantly balanced, eminently entertaining slice of mobile gaming. It's furious when it needs to be, it knows what you want, and it's not afraid to give it you. I think we have a new contender for the best FPS on mobile</em>."  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Shadowgun+Legends/news.asp?c=77849'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Shadowgun+Legends/news.asp?c=77849 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:16:33 GMT Nintendo lays out its long term plans for Labo <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ijg/labo.jpg" width="200" alt="Nintendo lays out its long term plans for Labo" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Nintendo Labo launched back at the end of April to generally positive reviews. Folks who tried the cardboard toy turned game were delighted by Labo’s creativity and knack for imaginative play. But what’s next for Labo, now that the initial excitement has died down somewhat? Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, laid out some of the company’s expectations for Labo for the future <a href="https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/19/17478344/nintendo-labo-sales-future-reggie-fils-aime-shinya-takahashi">in an interview with The Verge</a>.<br><br>Nintendo is hoping that Labo will be the next <em>Wii Fit</em> or <em>Brain Age</em>, titles <a href="https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/ds.html">that moved millions of copies</a> over a period of many years.<br><br>“. . . It’s a game that’s going to sell for a very long time at a very steady pace, which is a different curve than a traditional video game,” Reggie says. “And so from that standpoint, our focus is on how we can continue to support it, how we continue to help consumers understand the proposition.” <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Nintendo+Labo/news.asp?c=77845'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Nintendo+Labo/news.asp?c=77845 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:13:09 GMT You can now pre-order that fancy Smash Bros. Ultimate controller <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ylwe_super-smash-bros-ultimate-gamecube-controller_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="You can now pre-order that fancy Smash Bros. Ultimate controller " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We learned at E3 this year <a href="/r/Switch/Super+Smash+Bros+Ultimate/news.asp?c=77777">that Nintendo aims to bring the GameCube controller back</a> in a big way for <em>Super Smash Bros. Ultimate</em>. The new controller boasts a stylish <em>Super Smash Bros.</em> logo, but other than that, it’s the same old GameCube controller you know and love.<br><br>The controllers will release on December 31 according to Amazon, although that date could move up a bit. If you’re in the United States, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Super-Smash-Bros-Ultimate-Nintendo-Switch/dp/B07DJX3Y47?tag=igndeals14-20&ascsubtag=671fd9f7-aabf-484f-9bb2-24730a22cab5">you can pre-order the controller for $29.99</a>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Super+Smash+Bros+Ultimate/news.asp?c=77844'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Super+Smash+Bros+Ultimate/news.asp?c=77844 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:09:23 GMT Things are getting seriously smelly in Fortnite's version 4.4 update <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qzmyeq/fortnite-ios-switch-update-stink-bomb.jpg" width="200" alt="Things are getting seriously smelly in Fortnite's version 4.4 update" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We've already talked about how PUBG Mobile's huge update launched earlier today, but Fortnite's got one for us too. This time we're getting more gear, a new limited-time mode, and a few decent fixes for good measure. <br><br>In terms of new gear (aside from the Russell-like 8-bit outfit you can buy from the shop), you've got the new Stink Bomb to mess around with. Clear out rooms easy-peasy with this smelly grenade, and pick off your enemies like gnats. Laughing maniacally while doing so is optional, but recommended.<br><br>Of course, you can't actually smell anything. The gas just deals five damage every half-second, and with a nine-second duration that's not something you're going to want to hang around in.   <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=77841'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=77841 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:30:00 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/Switch/Unholy+Heights/feature.asp?c=77837'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Unholy+Heights/feature.asp?c=77837 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:31:03 GMT It's official - Nintendo Switch Online is intended to replace the Virtual Console <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-pivmzg/maxresdefault.jpg" width="200" alt="It's official - Nintendo Switch Online is intended to replace the Virtual Console " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Folks worried about the end of the Virtual Console can breath a sigh of relief. <a href="http://www.ign.com/g00/articles/2018/06/15/e3-2018-why-nintendo-sees-switch-online-as-the-virtual-console-successor">According to <em>IGN</em></a>, Reggie Fils-Aime, president at Nintendo of America, explained that Nintendo Switch Online, <a href="/r/Switch/Nintendo+Switch/news.asp?c=77431">the console’s online service arriving this September</a>, will be the successor to the Virtual Console.<br><br>Reggie explained:<br><br>"The Virtual Console successor is Nintendo Switch Online, right? With the mentality that says we're going to be offering a slate of games, and it's a slate that's going to increase over time. For many of these games, there's going to be additional online capability provided in those games. That's the vision we have for how to best bring our legacy content to Nintendo Switch." <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Nintendo+Switch/news.asp?c=77835'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Nintendo+Switch/news.asp?c=77835 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 02:52:42 GMT