Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest news 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, 19 Aug 2017 04:37:59 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon's newest trailer features new looks, special Evolutions, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-nmsaud/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon's newest trailer features new looks, special Evolutions, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> After the excitement of<em> Pokemon Sun</em> and <em>Moon</em>, we've got more information on the upcoming titles, <em>Ultra Sun</em> and <em>Ultra Moon</em>. At the very least, it looks like we'll be able to get our mitts on the game in November. <br><br>Despite the near-identical titles, <em>Ultra Sun</em> and <em>Ultra Moon </em>will have different stories focussing more on Necrozma alongside the Legendary Solgaleo and Lunala. As the press release states: "<em>Ominous dark clouds begin to spread and the secrets of Necrozma and the Alola region, which were never disclosed in the previous games, will finally come to light</em>."<br><br>The characters, who originally appeared in <em>Sun</em> and <em>Moon</em>, will feature new styles, which you'll be able to pick at the beginning of the game, choosing between Rowlet, Litten, or Popplio as your starter. There'll also be a new Z-Power Ring which'll allow you to activate even more Z-Moves than the first two games.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Ultra+Sun%2FPokemon+Ultra+Moon/news.asp?c=75045'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Ultra+Sun%2FPokemon+Ultra+Moon/news.asp?c=75045 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:03:00 GMT The popular fighting game Tekken is coming to iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xqjq/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="The popular fighting game Tekken is coming to iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you spent a chunk of the 90s digging into fighting games, you'll have heard of <em>Tekken</em>. Lucky us, the classic fighter will be launching on mobile sometime soon. <br><br>Earlier this week Bandai Namco released a trailer announcing that they'd be bringing the iconic PvP fighter back into play. The 47-second trailer covers a lot of ground as we see some classic fighters and some exciting stages, but not everyone's happy to see it on the way judging by the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNm1h7mdE5g">YouTube</a> comments and like/dislike ratio. <br><br>Apparently there'll be over 100 characters to collect, over 20 unique special moves for each character, and multiple modes including Dojo Challenge and Story Mode.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Tekken/news.asp?c=75042'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Tekken/news.asp?c=75042 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:35:11 GMT Iron Marines Android pre-registrations now open <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-zbtkz_icon__1__png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Iron Marines Android pre-registrations now open" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Earlier <a href="/r/Android/Iron+Marines/news.asp?c=74994">this week</a> we finally got news that <em>Iron Marines</em> will be coming to mobile next month, and today Android-users can pre-register for the game. <br><br><em>Iron Marines</em> is a hugely anticipated game from the folks who brought you <em>Kingdom Rush</em>. It may have the same art style, but this time we're fighting an interplanetary war and battling with and against a bunch of angry alien folk. Check out the article linked above for more information. <br><br>As was earlier stated, Android <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ironhidegames.android.ironmarines">pre-registrations</a> have gone live. From what I can tell there's no pre-registration bonus but you will be notified the moment the game goes live.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Iron+Marines/news.asp?c=75040'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Iron+Marines/news.asp?c=75040 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:15:00 GMT Card-stacking Miracle Merchant could have been a Spongebob Krabby Patty builder <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-jgjec_miracle-merchant-ios-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Card-stacking Miracle Merchant could have been a Spongebob Krabby Patty builder" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We've all come to love TinyTouchTale's gorgeous aesthetic, but did you know that the dev's latest game, <em>Miracle Merchant</em>, was originally something more culinary?<br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FunFact?src=hash">#FunFact</a> I designed <a href="https://twitter.com/miraclemerchant">@miraclemerchant</a> as a pitch for Nickelodeon after <a href="https://twitter.com/cardcrawl">@cardcrawl</a> was released. They weren't interested. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/gamedev?src=hash">#gamedev</a> <a href="https://t.co/dhyacJ8t39">pic.twitter.com/dhyacJ8t39</a></p><br><br>— TiNYTOUCHTALES (@tinytouchtales) <a href="https://twitter.com/tinytouchtales/status/898204157198426112">August 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <em><a href="/r/iPad/Miracle+Merchant/review.asp?c=74878">Miracle Merchant</a></em>, if you haven't had the pleasure yet, is a <em>Solitaire</em>-style game where you've got to stack ingredients to make potions for customers. The mechanic may be quite similar to <em>Card Crawl </em>and <em>Card Thief</em>, but it's put a nice twist on it.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Miracle+Merchant/news.asp?c=75038'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Miracle+Merchant/news.asp?c=75038 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:36:00 GMT The mobile board game news round up - August 17th <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-fqmyjrb/unspecified.jpg" width="200" alt="The mobile board game news round up - August 17th" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's time to have a long hard look at some of the interesting bits of news from this week in mobile board gaming. We've got new releases, we've got sales, and we've got updates.<br><br>And because we love you, we've got links to everything so you can grab it all from the App Store and have a lovely old time without going too far from Pocket Gamer.<br><br>If you've spotted anything you think your fellow mobile board game-ists needs to know, then give everyone the heads-up in the comments at the bottom of the article.<br><br><strong><br><br>New releases</strong><br><br>There are a couple of big releases this week, from very different ends of board gaming spectrum.<br><br>First we've got <em>Bottom of the 9th</em>. It's a dice-rolling version of baseball that sees you creating your own team of grown-up-rounders superstars. <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1205620577">You can buy it here for £4.99 / $4.99</a>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Deus+Ex+GO/news.asp?c=75027'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Deus+Ex+GO/news.asp?c=75027 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:33:29 GMT A brand new ARMS fighter just got teased online <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-blzqp_1_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="A brand new ARMS fighter just got teased online" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's been out a couple of months on the market but the folks of the internet are still stoked to see that there's a new <em>ARMS</em> fighter on the way, but the big question is who?<br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="ja" dir="ltr">????~!???????????????????????????!???????!<br><br>…?????????????…?????????????????????????????????????!<br><br>?????????????????????!…??????…????…! <a href="https://t.co/2yohkLWGww">pic.twitter.com/2yohkLWGww</a></p><br><br>— ARMS(????) (@ARMS_Cobutter) <a href="https://twitter.com/ARMS_Cobutter/status/897654400633655296">August 16, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> After teasing the fighter on <em>ARMS</em>' official Twitter account earlier, it's been all fun and games trying to guess who's on the way. Apparently filmed while Biff was abroad, the translation points towards the fighter's ARM and costume and notes that it can somehow change while fighting.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/ARMS/news.asp?c=75017'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/ARMS/news.asp?c=75017 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:24:13 GMT It looks like the MMORPG Black Desert Online is getting a mobile version <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ohizih/4.jpg" width="200" alt="It looks like the MMORPG Black Desert Online is getting a mobile version" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Following a trailer posted yesterday on the game's official YouTube channel, it looks like <em>Black Desert Online</em>'ll be getting a smaller mobile version, and I have nothing but questions. <br><br><em>Black Desert Online</em> is a sandbox MMORPG which allows you to interact with other players, create guilds with friends, take on foes, monsters, and big bosses, and do more menial things like fish, trade, craft, and cook. It's huge, basically.<br><br>Unfortunately I don't speak or read Korean, and the Google translation wasn't exactly clear either, but it looks like this'll be as close to the original as the developer can get it. <br><br>Comments responding to the trailer range from "<em>OMG YES</em>" to "<em>My i7 cant run this game, but cellphones of korea can. OK I'M DONE</em>", and I expect the minimum requirements will be substantial.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Black+Desert+Mobile/news.asp?c=75016'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Black+Desert+Mobile/news.asp?c=75016 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:03:00 GMT Brawl Stars' latest balance update focusses mainly on characters with a little Showdown tweak <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-fwas_1_-_copy_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Brawl Stars' latest balance update focusses mainly on characters with a little Showdown tweak" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's nice to see that Supercell's still making a conscious effort with Brawl Stars as the latest update changelog has been released on the game's <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/Brawlstars/comments/6u1e9y/balance_update_816/?st=j6exojk7&sh=3a67f59c">Reddit</a>. <br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hold up Brawlers! New character balance changes are incoming. See the full list here. -> <a href="https://t.co/PO7c6X3or9">https://t.co/PO7c6X3or9</a> <a href="https://t.co/RpiJWVHotH">pic.twitter.com/RpiJWVHotH</a></p><br><br>— Brawl Stars (@Brawl_Stars) <a href="https://twitter.com/Brawl_Stars/status/897783076474032128">August 16, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> After realising the fact they'd focussed a bit too much on win-rates, thus leading to other elements to be thrown off balance, the latest update shows a lot of character tweaking. Check it out below: <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Brawl+Stars/news.asp?c=75011'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Brawl+Stars/news.asp?c=75011 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:49:07 GMT Kingsman The Golden Circle is getting its own mobile game later this year <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ocjle/5899.jpg" width="200" alt="Kingsman The Golden Circle is getting its own mobile game later this year" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you enjoyed the first <em>Kingsman</em> film, chances are you'll be looking forward to <em>The Golden Circle</em>. Lucky for you, MARV Films, NHN Pixelcube, and FoxNext Games will be launching a mobile game for it in the next couple of months. <br><br>Like the Kingsman Agency itself, the information is a little secretive for now. From the press release we know that it'll be a real-time action RPG puzzler based around a training simulator, and will feature both single player and PvP modes.<br><br>"<em>Pass your training by completing Merlin's virtual simulation. Step into the shoes of Eggsy, Harry, Roxy, and many more, each with their own style, skills and gadgets, and save the world from the hidden threats that lurk within</em>."<br><br>As <em>Kingsman: The Golden Circle Game</em> will be launching alongside the film's cinema debut, we can probably expect it sometime in September on iOS and Android. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Kingsman%3A+The+Golden+Circle/news.asp?c=75007'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Kingsman%3A+The+Golden+Circle/news.asp?c=75007 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:14:06 GMT Facebook and Supercell team up to bring Clash of Clans' Builder into AR <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ebckuu_coc5y_logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Facebook and Supercell team up to bring Clash of Clans' Builder into AR" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Remember a couple of weeks back when <em>Clash of Clans</em>' Builder decided enough was enough and jogged on? Turns out, the chap's headed over to augmented reality as Supercell teams up with Facebook. <br><br>Five years after <em>Clash of Clans</em>' debut, Facebook's AR studio has given the Builder a bit of a fresh outlook as he can now travel the world and pop up in all sorts of places. Granted, all he does is swing his hammer and smile, but he's so adorable. <br><br>You can also put yourself in the Builder's shoes as using your phone's front-facing camera turns you into the main man himself. If you've played around a lot on Snapchat, you'll know what I'm talking about.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Clash+of+Clans/news.asp?c=75003'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Clash+of+Clans/news.asp?c=75003 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:18:00 GMT Dungeon Hunter Champions is Gameloft's upcoming RPG MOBA, soft launched on iOS in the Philippines <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-dtizl/screen520x924__2_.jpeg" width="200" alt="Dungeon Hunter Champions is Gameloft's upcoming RPG MOBA, soft launched on iOS in the Philippines" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Gameloft's <em>Dungeon Hunter Champions</em> is taking a step away from its usual hack 'n slash RPG and dipping more into MOBA territory. Oh, and it's soft launched in the Philippines right now.<br><br><em>Dungeon Hunter Champions </em>is an RPG experience with a bit of a mix of flavours. Instead of the usual pathway, Gameloft's decided to take <em>Champions</em> down a more communal route, meaning you've got a few ways to play with other folks. <br><br>First, you've got your solo-player campaign. Here you'll work your way through ten environments and battle the hell out of mobs, bosses, and try and live through 200 levels in the Ultimate Blitz (horde mode). <br><br>In terms of multiplayer, you've got your party mode ARPG option where you'll build your own team and work with them out on the battlefield. Then you've got real-time MOBA battles where you can band together with other players in teams of five to destroy an enemy base.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Dungeon+Hunter+Champions/news.asp?c=75002'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Dungeon+Hunter+Champions/news.asp?c=75002 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:42:00 GMT Be a web-wide star in the simulation game Star Away!, soft launched on iOS in Ireland, Finland, and Thailand <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-whsr/screen696x696__3_.jpeg" width="200" alt="Be a web-wide star in the simulation game Star Away!, soft launched on iOS in Ireland, Finland, and Thailand" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Ever wanted to be your own celebrity influencer? Well, now's your chance as <em>Star Away!</em> soft launches on iOS in Ireland, Thailand, and Finland. <br><br><em>Star Away!</em> is a simulation/lifestyle game where you'll try to get millions of likes and followers on FameTube. In the same boat as games like <em>PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator</em>, the aim of the game here is to get as big as you can and, y'know, rise to stardom. <br><br>By building up a fan base, donning yourself in the nicest outfits, streaming yourself pulling off awesome moves (by tapping and swiping), and facing off your enemies, you'll be able to rise up the charts in no time. <br><br>If you're in one of the aforementioned areas and fancy giving the game a go, check it out on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1192330031">App Store</a> free to play. If you're not but want to see what's what, take a look at our article on creating a foreign iTunes <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/App+Store/feature.asp?c=57896">account</a> to get you started.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Star+Away/news.asp?c=75001'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Star+Away/news.asp?c=75001 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:33:51 GMT There's limited Nintendo Switch stock available on Nintendo.co.uk <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-pivmzg/maxresdefault.jpg" width="200" alt="There's limited Nintendo Switch stock available on Nintendo.co.uk" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Last week we found out that both GAME and GameStop were putting out different Switch bundles. Today it looks like there's still a scattering of bundles and lone consoles, but you know how it is - these things never last long. <br><br>At the time of this article going live, on Nintendo.co.uk there's a small amount of stock for the Grey Switch (<a href="https://store.nintendo.co.uk/nintendo-switch-console/nintendo-switch-with-grey-joy-con-controllers/11396089.html">£279.99</a>) and for the Nintendo Switch Hyrule Rider Pack (<a href="https://store.nintendo.co.uk/nintendo-switch-console/nintendo-switch-hyrule-rider-pack/11519242.html">£354.99</a>). For those looking to spend a little more, the bundles mentioned in last week's post are still available on <a href="http://www.game.co.uk/en/hardware/nintendo-switch-consoles/?inStockOnly=false?utm_source=RakutenMarketing&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=2875495:Stock+Informer+%28UK%29&utm_content=10&utm_term=UKNetwork&ranMID=42508&ranEAID=fyuPaXC9%2FsI&ranSiteID=fyuPaXC9_sI-IeNffpS0kF4_g6Xc6EXj3g">GAME</a> between £399.99 and £487.99.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Nintendo+Switch/news.asp?c=74997'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Nintendo+Switch/news.asp?c=74997 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:48:00 GMT Telltale Games' latest job listing suggests more Switch titles might be on the cards <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-tfivk_589_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Telltale Games' latest job listing suggests more Switch titles might be on the cards" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's been a while but it's time to crank the rumour mill's handle as it looks like Telltale Games could be bringing more of its titles to the Nintendo Switch. <br><br>*<em>As with all of these sorts of posts do take this with a pinch of salt since nothing has been outright confirmed.</em>*<br><br>According to <a href="https://gonintendo.com/stories/287603-telltale-games-looking-to-hire-a-nintendo-compliance-specialist">GoNintendo</a> earlier today, Telltale Games put out a <a href="https://www.indeed.com/m/viewjob?jk=45f742d5eb25c054&from=serp">job listing</a> recently calling for a 'Nintendo Compliance Specialist'. That's a decent sign Telltale might be in it for the long haul.<br><br>I know we've already got <em>Minecraft: Story Mode</em> on the way, but it'd make sense for the others to follow suit, both old and new. Given that Telltale Games' games are on PC, console, and mobile, the Switch seems like the next logical step considering its popularity. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Telltale+Games+news/news.asp?c=74996'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Telltale+Games+news/news.asp?c=74996 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:21:00 GMT Mewtwo will be coming to 'Exclusive Raid Battles' in the coming weeks <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-bajydu/exclusiveraids.jpg" width="200" alt="Mewtwo will be coming to 'Exclusive Raid Battles' in the coming weeks" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> After <a href="/r/iPhone/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=74978">yesterday</a>'s Raid at Yokohama, Niantic has confirmed in a blog post that Mewtwo will be available to battle in <em>Pokemon GO</em> over the coming weeks.<br><br>The main question from yesterday's event was when the rest of the world would get a chance to grab the man-made Legendary, and we got our answer only half a day later. <br><br>The Exclusive Raid Battles are similar to the regular Raid Battles, but not identical. These'll appear at different Gyms around the world, only this time Trainers will need an invitation to take part. To get an invite, you'll need to have completed a Raid Battle recently at a Gym where the Exclusive Raid Battle is taking place. Still with me? Good. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=74989'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=74989 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:54:04 GMT