Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest features 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 Tue, 22 May 2018 15:03:12 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Get ready to fly as Fortnite's V4.2 update brings Jetpacks and a shiny new mode <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-qxvi_fortnite-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Get ready to fly as Fortnite's V4.2 update brings Jetpacks and a shiny new mode" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> I know, I know. With the news that Fortnite's headed to <a href="/r/Android/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=77556">Android this summer</a>, and that it's got <a href="https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/news/epic-games-will-provide-100-000-000-for-fortnite-esports-tournament">big plans for eSports</a>, it's hardly surprising another update has dropped. This one's not huge, but it is quite exciting. <br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The v4.2 Content Update has arrived!<br><br>Find out more in this week's Patch Notes: <a href="https://t.co/REhrj0zE37">https://t.co/REhrj0zE37</a></p><br><br>— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) <a href="https://twitter.com/FortniteGame/status/998897621140992000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 22, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Firstly, version 1.4 is revisiting its limited-time Solid Gold mode. If you've played on PC or consoles, you'll probably have seen it at some point, but this time it's including the Heavy Shotgun and Legendary Burst Assault Rifle too. As the name suggests, every weapon is Legendary so you definitely have to watch your back with this one.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=77571'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=77571 Tue, 22 May 2018 14:50:00 GMT A mysterious new tribe is coming to The Battle of Polytopia and it's got a seriously psychedelic trailer <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-cbxoyn_screen_shot_2018-05-21_at_16_51_10_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="A mysterious new tribe is coming to The Battle of Polytopia and it's got a seriously psychedelic trailer" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's been a few months since we got all excited about The Battle of Polytopia's multiplayer update, but we don't have long to wait until the next tweak. This Thursday, May 24th, there's a brand new tribe arriving and we can't wait to get our hands on it. <br><br>If you haven't played The Battle of Polytopia yet, <a href="/r/iPhone/The+Battle+of+Polytopia/feature.asp?c=76542">here's why you absolutely should make time to play it</a>.<br><br>The new tribe, Elyrion, is a colourful and majestic people. Residing in a magical forest of mana trees, this peaceful race can ride unicorns, create whale monsters, and build huge fairytale castles.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Battle+of+Polytopia/news.asp?c=77570'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Battle+of+Polytopia/news.asp?c=77570 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:49:00 GMT Add new players to your team with the anniversary celebration in Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Mobile <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-aolv/iphone-screenshot-4.jpg" width="200" alt="Add new players to your team with the anniversary celebration in Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Mobile" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> To celebrate the one-year anniversary of PES 2018 Mobile, developer Konami Digital is giving players the opportunity to win a number of famous soccer players for their team.<br><br>Until May 28th, you can compete in Nationality Online Challenges for a chance to win five-star Nationality/Region Scouts, which will allow you to recruit top players from Brazil, France, and Japan.<br><br>In addition to the Nationality Online Challenges, the celebration includes special agents that can sign Brazilian, Japanese, and Korean players.<br><br>If you've been away from the game a while, or just want some new players to your team, this is a good excuse to jump back in.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/PES+2018/news.asp?c=77569'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/PES+2018/news.asp?c=77569 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:01:58 GMT Enjoy more puzzles with new content for Gorogoa on Switch and iOS <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ychdw/gorogoa-logo.jpg" width="200" alt="Enjoy more puzzles with new content for Gorogoa on Switch and iOS" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The puzzle game Gorogoa gets an update today, which adds the original demo for the game to the Switch and iOS versions, and allows you to play another beautiful level.<br><br>If you're not familiar with the game, Gorogoa tasks you with arranging and manipulating panels of illustrations in order to progress through the story. <br><br>The lavish, hand-drawn panels and satisfying puzzle mechanics earned Gorogoa "Debut Game" at the 2018 BAFTA Games Awards.<br><br>Our own <a href="/r/iPad/Gorogoa/review.asp?c=76224">review of the game gave it a perfect score</a>, noting that "Gorogoa's thousands of illustrations coalesce into a cleverly designed puzzler that's as compelling to play as it is to watch." <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Gorogoa/news.asp?c=77567'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Gorogoa/news.asp?c=77567 Tue, 22 May 2018 12:15:40 GMT Review: Little Nightmares Complete Edition Switch review - The perfect horror game for the platform? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-tigaz/33300183_10155719042913175_4676641888336347136_o.jpg" width="200" alt="Little Nightmares Complete Edition Switch review - The perfect horror game for the platform?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Horror games come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. While not every type fits the needs of every person, Little Nightmares is one that every horror buff needs to play. <br><br>Those who've played the game before to completion won't find much new on the Switch aside from its HD Rumble and convenience, but it's a nice collection for lovers of the genre, especially if this is your first time experiencing it. <br><br><strong>Tip toe through the window</strong><br><br>Little Nightmares is a 3D puzzle platformer where you play as either Six, in her main story, or The Kid, in the accompanying DLCs, and slowly unravel dark secrets on your path to freedom.<br><br>Trapped by hideous creatures called The Maw, you have to work your way through the vessel and figure out pathways and puzzles from room to room. It's not easy, though.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Little+Nightmares/review.asp?c=77524'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Little+Nightmares/review.asp?c=77524 Tue, 22 May 2018 12:05:09 GMT Right now you can put up your keep on the cheap in Castles of Mad King Ludwig <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-rey/mad-king-ios-02.jpg" width="200" alt="Right now you can put up your keep on the cheap in Castles of Mad King Ludwig" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> On the look out for a castle-building board game adaptation, but don't want to throw huge chunks of cash away on it? Well you're in luck, because Castles of Mad King Ludwig is going for less than a couple of quid on the App Store right now.<br><br>The game, as you can probably work out from the title, is all about building castles. These aren't normal castles though, they're a bit on the mad side. Each player lays a tile, but one player each round sets the prices.<br><br><em><a href="/r/Board+Game/Splendor/feature.asp?c=75056"><br><br>Click here to find out what the 3 best classic board games for mobile are</a></em><br><br>It makes for some intriguing gameplay and strategy possibilities, and there's pass and play and online multiplayer options alongside the campaign mode too. And you can get it for just £1.99 / $1.99 at the moment. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Castles+of+Mad+King+Ludwig/news.asp?c=77566'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Castles+of+Mad+King+Ludwig/news.asp?c=77566 Tue, 22 May 2018 11:46:53 GMT 72 games currently in soft launch on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jzwog/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="72 games currently in soft launch on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We're super fortunate to see such an abundance of gorgeous games released per week, but it's about time Pocket Gamer showed soft launched games a little love in list form. Ongoing, that is.<br><br>Without further ado, check out which titles are in soft launch right now.<br><br><strong>Armed Heist</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Av SOZAP</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/se/app/armed-heist/id1163705851?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4">iOS</a></li><br><br><li>Country: Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, Philippines</li><br><br></ul><br><br>If you're into this sort of things, Armed Heist puts you right in the shoes of an A-Class criminal and lets you work through varying degrees of challenging 'jobs'. Pull of heists, earn cash, and reap the rewards of your efforts. <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Assassin%27s+Creed+Rebellion/feature.asp?c=75070'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Assassin%27s+Creed+Rebellion/feature.asp?c=75070 Tue, 22 May 2018 11:16:13 GMT Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is absolutely, definitely not coming to Nintendo Switch <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-icv_bo4-logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is absolutely, definitely not coming to Nintendo Switch" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Call of Duty: Black Ops 4</em> was announced just last week, but there was no hint at a Nintendo Switch version, and, thanks to <a href="https://twinfinite.net/2018/05/treyarch-says-there-are-no-plans-for-black-ops-4-on-nintendo-switch/">a report from <em>Twinfinite</em></a>, it looks as though there never will be. Treyarch has no plans to bring the world of<em> Black Ops </em>to Nintendo Switch for the time being.<br><br>When asked about a Switch version, Treyarch senior producer Yale Miller was very clear, offering an explicit, “No there is not.” So there you have it. <em>Black Ops 4</em> will be launching on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this October. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Call+of+Duty%3A+Black+Ops/news.asp?c=77564'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Call+of+Duty%3A+Black+Ops/news.asp?c=77564 Tue, 22 May 2018 02:32:43 GMT Alolan Forms are making their debut in Pokemon GO this summer <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-fihwo/goalola.jpg" width="200" alt="Alolan Forms are making their debut in Pokemon GO this summer " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Pokemon GO</em> is getting ready for the warmer summer months with an upcoming celebration that will introduce Kanto Pokemon’s Alolan Forms to the wider world.<br><br>These special Pokemon have unique typings and abilities from their original Kanto counterparts, and originally appeared in <em>Pokemon Sun</em> and <em>Moon</em>. Niantic has yet to detail which of the Alolan Forms will be coming to <em>Pokemon GO</em>, although a teaser image shows silhouettes of the Alolan Forms for Pokemon like Raichu, Dugtrio, Vulpix, and Exeggutor.<br><br>Niantic’s jumping ahead a few generations here, though we can’t deny that the Alolan Forms will make for some excellent summer fun.<em> Pokemon GO</em> is <a href="http:// /r/iPhone/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=77427">going big with summer events this year</a>. Not only are we being treated to new Pokemon, Niantic is bringing back <em>Pokemon GO</em> Fest (hopefully things will work out better this time around), and a slew of other outdoor events to bring players together around the world. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=77563'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=77563 Tue, 22 May 2018 02:28:49 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/Android/Cosmic+Eggs/news.asp?c=77562'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Cosmic+Eggs/news.asp?c=77562 Mon, 21 May 2018 17:30:00 GMT [Update] Dragon Ball Legends is out on Android in the US and Europe right now <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-cktlr/dragon-ball-legends-logo.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] Dragon Ball Legends is out on Android in the US and Europe right now" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>[Updated 21st May 5:20pm GMT]</strong> Dragon Ball Legends has now launched in Europe as well, but it remains an Android-only release for now.<br><br>Be aware that it doesn't look to support low-end devices - if you've only got a cheap phone, it won't show up in your Google Play store.<br><br><em>Original story continues...<br><br></em><br><br>Anime fighter Dragon Ball Legends is out today – at least if you're a US Android user. The launch announcement on <a href="https://twitter.com/DB_Legends/status/997070307914534918">Twitter</a> notes that the game will be coming soon on a European Android server, with iOS to follow.<br><br>There's not much more information than that, but hopefully it won't be long before the rest of the world can get in on the action. We <a href="/r/Android/Dragon+Ball+Legends/news.asp?c=77006">first previewed the game</a> at GDC, and found lots to like. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Dragon+Ball+Legends/news.asp?c=77528'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Dragon+Ball+Legends/news.asp?c=77528 Mon, 21 May 2018 17:19:00 GMT Review: Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux review - Dark, depressing, and so rewarding <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-goodm/shinmegamitensei.jpg" width="200" alt="Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux review - Dark, depressing, and so rewarding" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Life is rarely nice. Or easy. Or fair. Or anything positive, really. And yet, despite this, even the darkest of video games manage to find a light of hope at the end of the tunnel.<br><br>Not <em>Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux</em>. Oh no. This game adores misery, and threatens to drown you in it.<br><br>A world away from your typical cast of cute JRPG archetypes, here we have your nameless silent protagonist, and a set of military types and scientists.<br><br>They're armed with the latest in human technology, and are going into a plasma tornado centred at the South Pole which looks set to envelope the globe.<br><br>In addition to that, the tornado seems to have created some sort of rift in space and time, and maybe even reality. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Shin+Megami+Tensei%3A+Strange+Journey+Redux/review.asp?c=77561'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Shin+Megami+Tensei%3A+Strange+Journey+Redux/review.asp?c=77561 Mon, 21 May 2018 16:22:10 GMT Punch Club comes out swinging on Switch on May 24th <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ghebn/scr_fight.jpg" width="200" alt="Punch Club comes out swinging on Switch on May 24th" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Get ready to train hard and punch faces on Switch, as Punch Club releases on May 24th.<br><br>If you're unfamiliar with the game, it's all about training to become a fighter in order to work your way up the ranks and find out who ended your father's life.<br><br>Along the way you'll also have to face a variety of challenges, including managing a job so you have the money to train, developing different skills, and surviving random encounters.<br><br>There's plenty to keep you busy here, and it's likely you'll find something to enjoy even if you aren't that interested in the initial premise.<br><br><a href="/r/iPad/Punch+Club/review.asp?c=68769">Our original review</a> of the game gave it a gold award, calling it "a rich and rewarding fighting sim that gives you plenty to do, and makes sure you have fun while you're doing it." <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Punch+Club/news.asp?c=77560'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Punch+Club/news.asp?c=77560 Mon, 21 May 2018 12:56:15 GMT Soulgest is a promising survival adventure game coming to Switch <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-emqjjtum/soulgest-switch-logo.jpg" width="200" alt="Soulgest is a promising survival adventure game coming to Switch" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Developer Monster Burp Studio will soon be launching a Kickstarter to support their new survival adventure game, Soulgest, which will be coming to Switch.<br><br>You'll need to collect resources, fish, and face the elements and unknown creatures as you travel on a journey to find the lost gods and rebuild the Stars Route Map.<br><br>Along the way you'll also help others on your quest, upgrade your house, and craft a variety of tools to help you on your travels.<br><br>Early shots show a polygon-ish, bright world, full of sweeping environments. It looks promising so far, though of course it's early days yet, and we've seen plenty of games head to Kickstarter that never made it past the funding stage. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Soulgest/news.asp?c=77559'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Soulgest/news.asp?c=77559 Mon, 21 May 2018 12:38:42 GMT Will CryptoKitties' mobile release kickstart blockchain gaming? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-uvgq/cryptokitties_china.jpeg" width="200" alt="Will CryptoKitties' mobile release kickstart blockchain gaming?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Welcome to the latest in our series of Pocket Gamer columns. We're taking the best games writers in the industry and giving them a platform. Veteran journalist <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/writer.asp?a=9&sec=22">Jon Jordan</a> is here each week examining the trends shaping your mobile games scene. </strong><strong>This week, he's considering mobile blockchain gaming.</strong><br><br>Did you miss me?<br><br>Wearing one of my other journalistic hats, this time last week I was in San Francisco for the first Blockchain Gamer Connects conference.<br><br>Held over two days, it was a <a href="https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/features/3009/10-key-trends-in-blockchain-gaming/" target="_blank">fascinating introduction</a> into the state of this new gaming sector: one which is both incredibly nascent yet potentially groundbreaking in terms of the impact it might have on mobile, PC and console gaming. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/CryptoKitties/feature.asp?c=77557'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/CryptoKitties/feature.asp?c=77557 Mon, 21 May 2018 12:30:00 GMT