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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Thu, 19 Jul 2018 05:10:24 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost adds limited-edition characters <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-gjsc_07_the_gifted_beneath_the_moonlight_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost adds limited-edition characters" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/product.asp?p=Bungo+Stray+Dogs%3A+Tales+of+the+Lost&i=29660">Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost</a></em> has been out in the West for little over a week, and it’s already dishing out bonus content for fans to sink their teeth into.<br><br>For a limited time only, publisher Ambition is offering players the chance to snap up SSR versions of the characters Nakajima Atsushi, Dazai Osamu, Akutagawa Ryuunosuke and Nakahara Chuuya, all garbed in traditional Japanese kimonos.<br><br>The limited-edition characters will be available between 18 and 20 July, and fans who use the special 11-Play Scout during this period will be guaranteed one in their roster. The Scout can be played once per user for 200 Paid Ability Stones, the in-game currency. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Bungo+Stray+Dogs%3A+Tales+of+the+Lost/news.asp?c=78097'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Bungo+Stray+Dogs%3A+Tales+of+the+Lost/news.asp?c=78097 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:00:00 GMT Creative Destruction explodes into open beta <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zinoi/creativedestruction.jpg" width="200" alt="Creative Destruction explodes into open beta" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Mobile gaming’s Battle Royale renaissance is showing no signs of slowing down, and <em>Creative Destruction</em> is the latest exciting addition to the burgeoning genre.<br><br>Now in open beta on iOS and Android devices, Titan Studio’s title takes place in a world where everything can be blown to smithereens, but there’s more to it explosive mayhem.<br><br><em>Creative Destruction</em> places as much emphasis on survival by encouraging players to build up strongholds from the wreckage they create. Wielding a weapon known as Destructor, players can demolish virtually any piece of scenery and use the rubble to construct a customisable base.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Creative+Destruction/news.asp?c=78047'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Creative+Destruction/news.asp?c=78047 Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:00:00 GMT Test your reflexes and make a splash in new arcade puzzler, Color Tracks Go <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-pxinkg_screenshotgoogleplay2_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Test your reflexes and make a splash in new arcade puzzler, Color Tracks Go" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you know deep down that your reflexes and speed skills are faster than your friends, <em>Color Tracks Go</em> is the perfect game to prove it. Free for download on iOS and Android now, the aim is to use all your fingers to tap the required colours fast enough in its tracks, working your way up the online leaderboard to reach as high as possible.<br><br>There are many modes of play in <em>Color Tracks Go</em>. Curves mode, for example, challenges players to stay in-keeping with the curved paths that will continue to move, also possibly intersect. The second mode is known as Reflection, whereby the direction of colour movement reflects the tracks and change throughout the level over time. Colours change every 10 taps so you’ll need to stay focused. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Color+Tracks+Go/news.asp?c=78041'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Color+Tracks+Go/news.asp?c=78041 Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:00:00 GMT Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost arrives on iOS and Android <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-svuifd_01_4__png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost arrives on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Anime adaptation <em>Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost</em> has found its way to iOS and Android devices in the West following a successful pre-registration campaign.<br><br>Based on the hit<em> Bungo Stray Dogs</em> comics and TV show, the game is an RPG-puzzle hybrid with fling-based battle mechanics. Players will delve into the source material’s narrative and get the chance to build a team comprised of their favourite characters.<br><br>Publisher Ambition pledged to give away free prizes during <em>Tales of the Lost</em>’s pre-reg campaign each time the game hit a sign-ups milestone. Since more than 20,000 users signed up, players will receive free gifts including 25 Ability Stones and a Scout Ticket, which can be used to unlock new playable characters. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Bungo+Stray+Dogs%3A+Tales+of+the+Lost/news.asp?c=78006'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Bungo+Stray+Dogs%3A+Tales+of+the+Lost/news.asp?c=78006 Mon, 9 Jul 2018 15:00:00 GMT Join the pre-registration for Era of Celestials and collect your gift package <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hkatp/01.jpg" width="200" alt="Join the pre-registration for Era of Celestials and collect your gift package" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Publisher Yoozoo Games is gearing up for the global launch of MMORPG <em>Era of Celestials</em>, and you can get in on the action early – reaping rewards in the process.<br><br>The storyline in <em>Era of Celestials</em> begins at the point when demons are at the gates of Celestial City – the last safe haven for humankind. Angelic guardians called Celestials are searching for great warriors to stave off invasion.<br><br>You can pick from three classes of character: Mage, Warrior or Archer. Mages use their staffs to cast spells, so fill the traditional wizard role. Warriors are the melee class who prefer attacking up close and personal. Archers hang back and sling arrows with deadly accuracy, so if you prefer ranged assault, the archer is your girl. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Era+Of+Celestials/news.asp?c=77889'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Era+Of+Celestials/news.asp?c=77889 Mon, 25 Jun 2018 14:15:00 GMT Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost kicks off pre-registration campaign <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-txfj_logo_black_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost kicks off pre-registration campaign" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The first ever mobile game based on the hit anime series <em>Bungo Stray Dogs</em> has moved a step closer to launching in the West by kicking off its pre-registration campaign.<br><br><em>Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost</em> is a puzzle-RPG hybrid for iOS and Android devices. The game features accessible, fling-based battle mechanics and gives anime fans the chance to build their own team comprised of characters from the comics and TV show.<br><br>Publisher <em>Ambition </em>is giving away special prizes to players who sign up for <em>Tales of the Lost</em> early, every time it hits a sign-ups milestone. For instance, when the game reaches 10,000 subscribers, users will receive a Scout Ticket, which can be used to unlock new characters. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Bungo+Stray+Dogs%3A+Tales+of+the+Lost/news.asp?c=77878'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Bungo+Stray+Dogs%3A+Tales+of+the+Lost/news.asp?c=77878 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 18:18:12 GMT Hatch heroes and battle aliens in Cosmic Eggs, a JRPG by Ambition <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-kyvfp_top_banner_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Hatch heroes and battle aliens in Cosmic Eggs, a JRPG by Ambition" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> When the world is under siege by mutant space monsters, and a peace offering of a year’s supply of mochi ice cream won’t work, it’s time to fight back. Thankfully, in the chibi-fied world of <em>Cosmic Eggs</em>, plucky heroes (like you) are rushing to the rescue.<br><br>Available on Android and iOS, this battle JRPG challenges you to collect, breed and mutate your own army of diverse aliens to take on the invading Cosmic Bacteria. You can choose to breed your aliens with those of friends nearby or players around the world, spawning a new generation of more powerful creatures to send into the fray. Breeding isn’t always predictable – sudden mutations do happen, and can transform your low-rarity alien into a much rarer (and more formidable) creature. In true Who Do You Think You Are? fashion, you can hop back two generations to see the journey your newly-evolved alien has taken – a little provenance to be proud of. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Cosmic+Eggs/news.asp?c=77562'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Cosmic+Eggs/news.asp?c=77562 Mon, 21 May 2018 17:30:00 GMT The AR and location-based elements of Silent Streets are optional <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ysfqjg/silentstreetsmockingbird457.jpg" width="200" alt="The AR and location-based elements of Silent Streets are optional" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p>We wrote about the second Silent Streets episode <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Silent+Streets%3A+The+Mockingbird%E2%80%99s+Last+Dive/feature.asp?c=76478" target="_self">back in January</a>, when we first clocked this Victorian detective story with augmented reality features, interactive fiction elements, and a step counter. Our <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/writer.asp?a=144&sec=7">Harry</a> described this indie mystery game as "dripping with style and neat ideas".</p><br><br><p>Well, Silent Streets: The Mockingbird’s Last Dive became available to download and play at the end of last month. Over on our sister site The Virtual Report, the CEO and lead designer on the project, Demid Tishin, <a href="http://www.thevirtualreport.biz/interviews-and-opinion/65040/investigating-is-a-natural-human-interest-the-silent-streets-creator-talks-about-bringing-puzzle-games-to-life/" target="_blank">talks about making the game</a>.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Silent+Streets%3A+The+Mockingbird%E2%80%99s+Last+Dive/feature.asp?c=77417'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Silent+Streets%3A+The+Mockingbird%E2%80%99s+Last+Dive/feature.asp?c=77417 Sun, 6 May 2018 16:54:00 GMT Find out what’s new with your favourite MMORPG, Lineage 2: Revolution <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vogzf/lineage_2_revolution.jpg" width="200" alt="Find out what’s new with your favourite MMORPG, Lineage 2: Revolution" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Lineage 2</em> was one of the first big online PC games to make its way to mobile, with titles like <em>Black Desert Online</em> and even <em>PUBG </em>and <em>Fortnite </em>following in its wake. <em>Lineage 2: Revolution</em> is still going strong, celebrating 5 million players this past January.<br><br>The game’s been a huge success thanks to developer Netmarble’s ability to translate a rich MMORPG into a streamlined mobile experience. Players can have as much control as they want over battles and quests, which is a feature <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Lineage2+Revolution/review.asp?c=75945">we quite appreciated in our review of the game</a>. <em>Lineage 2 Revolution</em> looks great and plays great, making it a mainstay in the world of mobile MMOs.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Lineage+2+Revolution/news.asp?c=77372'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Lineage+2+Revolution/news.asp?c=77372 Wed, 2 May 2018 15:00:00 GMT Mini Golf King update introduces single-player mode <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-mnolp_0_tour_emblem_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Mini Golf King update introduces single-player mode" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Bluehole PNIX’s fun-packed multiplayer title Mini Golf King has rolled out a new update featuring a fun competitive feature, which allows players to hit the courses solo.<br><br>The all-new Tour Challenge mode offers up an array of single-player courses for you to take a swing at. Although you’ll be golfing solo, players can keep tabs on their friends’ progress as they advance through the stages.<br><br>The latest update supplements Mini Golf King’s core multiplayer mode, which boasts PvP action across more than 30 wacky courses. Bomb traps, crazy obstacles and power-ups are hidden across each stage, putting a quirky twist on the sport. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Mini+Golf+King/news.asp?c=77344'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Mini+Golf+King/news.asp?c=77344 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT MU Origin’s next big update is all about teamwork <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-crfbzu/mu-origin_01.jpg" width="200" alt="MU Origin’s next big update is all about teamwork" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Developer Webzen is at it again, with another huge content update for its popular MMO <em>MU Origin</em>. This time around, we’re focusing on teamwork on a grand scale, as guilds will now be able to team up to take on bigger, badder opponents. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg—there are bunches of new quests and events to dive into even if you’re not excited about adventuring with your guild. Here’s what to expect.<br><br><em>MU Origin</em>’s new Corps system switches up multiplayer in exciting new ways. Now, up to four guilds across all servers can form mega-alliances to take on special Corp Quests. You’ll be able to form a Corps if you’re a Guild Master over level 6, and once you complete the Door quest upon reaching 10 Rebirth Level 50. Guilds can participate in Corps Quests to gain Prosperity Points and move their way up the rankings, or join the Corps Wars, weekly events that pit different Corps against each other in a competition to collect resources and protect your territory. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/MU+Origin/news.asp?c=77297'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/MU+Origin/news.asp?c=77297 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:00:00 GMT Ric Cowley joins the Pocket Gamer team as our new Editor <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-sbqh/img_20180226_211729.jpg" width="200" alt="Ric Cowley joins the Pocket Gamer team as our new Editor" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Our previous Editor, Glen Fox, sadly left Pocket Gamer in the new year, but we're delighted to be welcoming Ric Cowley into the team as the big ol' boss man. <br><br>Ric, if you're not familiar with the name from his impressive list of <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/writer.asp?a=251">reviews</a>, previously worked at our sister site, <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.biz/">PocketGamer.biz</a>, as Deputy Editor. He'll be bringing <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/">Pocket Gamer</a> up and away in this next leg of its journey, including guiding the site in its long-awaited relaunch later this year. <br><br>Though he's been with Steel Media professionally for over two years, and was an intern with the company before that, he previously wrote for publications such as SCAN: Student Comment and News, GamingLives, and snapped up an English Language degree at Lancaster University.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=76797'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=76797 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMT MU Origin summons you to try its biggest update of the year <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-hvpmwpzp_pr_image_2_3_0update_jpg_100.jpg" width="200" alt="MU Origin summons you to try its biggest update of the year" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>MU Origin</em> returns with its first big patch for the New Year. There’s a lot of fresh new content on offer, including a new class to master, as well as some aesthetic goodies and quality life improvements. There’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s get right to it, shall we?<br><br>Update 2.3 introduces the new Summoner class, a magic user that can summon the Valkyrie into battle and sweep through your enemies. If you have one character over 3 Rebirth Level 1, you can create a Summoner. Otherwise, find yourself a Scroll of Dark Souls to add the Summoner to your roster.<br><br>The addition of the Sub-Character, too, introduces plenty of space to further customize your character. The Sub-Character allows you to switch to another class while keeping your Rebirth Levels, Resources, Pets, Stats, and so much more. You’ll have to provide new equipment and teach your sub-character new skills, but it does open up the chance for some multi-classing fun. You can switch between your main and Sub-Character in safe areas. To unlock the Sub-Character, you’ll need to complete the quest, “Secret”. The quest is only available after 8 Rebirth Level 1. With that quest under your belt, and 1,500 Unbound Diamonds in your coffers, you can create a Sub-Character of your very own. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/MU+Origin/news.asp?c=76779'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/MU+Origin/news.asp?c=76779 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 16:00:00 GMT Day of action reminds us to help young gamers stay safe online <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-yzwn/malwaresquare.jpg" width="200" alt="Day of action reminds us to help young gamers stay safe online" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p>Where would we be without the internet? Us mobile gamers know the value of being online. It's an essential tool for education, information, community, and creation. But the darker side of the internet does exist, no matter how much we don't think about it, and there's a special event running nationwide today to remind young tech users to stay safe.</p><br><br><p>With the help of Into Film, The Industry Trust for IP Awareness has launched a short educational animation titled "Stay Safe Online – Meet The Malwares" for <a href="https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/" target="_blank">UK Safer Internet Day</a> (Tuesday, 6th February).</p><br><br><p>The animation is meant for educational usage in schools, helping teachers to promote internet safety to children in a time when the internet is arguably at its most dangerous. It teaches kids how to identify different kinds of malware when finding film and TV content online and what that malware can do to a computer.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/news.asp?c=76599'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/news.asp?c=76599 Tue, 6 Feb 2018 00:15:00 GMT An in-depth look at Immortal Thrones <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hqxlhk/immortal-thrones-icon-image.jpg" width="200" alt="An in-depth look at Immortal Thrones" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Though most people will never be left wanting for a fantasy-themed RPG experience on mobile, few can offer players a fulfilling gameplay loop entirely free of excessive pay-to-win mechanics. Zloong’s recently-released MMORPG <em>Immortal Thrones</em> was developed while keeping this sentiment in mind, blending PC-grade high quality graphics with exciting combat all at the same time.<br><br>We’ve only just scratched the surface with what <em>Immortal Thrones</em> has to offer however, so let’s dig deeper with what you can expect.<br><br><strong>The merged live streaming and location-based service<br><br></strong><br><br>As any avid MMORPG fan will tell you, it can be infuriating when you’re the only one of your friends playing a particular game. You try to convince them to try it out all you can, but in the end, engaging in said game’s co-op portion isn’t always guaranteed. Thankfully <em>Immortal Thrones</em> immediately resolves this issue, largely thanks to its merged live-streaming and Location-based Service (LBS) system. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Immortal+Thrones%2D3D+Fantasy+Mobile+MMORPG/feature.asp?c=76591'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPod/Immortal+Thrones%2D3D+Fantasy+Mobile+MMORPG/feature.asp?c=76591 Mon, 5 Feb 2018 15:18:00 GMT