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News Battle Alongside Your Favourite Trainers In DeNA's New Mobile Game Pokémon Masters
Additional information coming soon
The last major announcement at the 2019 Pokémon press conference was Pokémon Masters for mobile devices. It's developed in partnership with DeNa and will allow you to battle alongside your favourite trainers from the video game series. Here's some information about the game from the press release: Pokémon...
Talking Point Why Nintendo Is Right To Be Cautious With Mobile
Unsavoury aspects of the mobile sector limit cross-platform potential
After years of denying any interest and avoiding the issue, Nintendo has become a fully committed mobile developer. Yes, having the company mascot appear in its first game was a strong signal of how serious it took the mobile platform, but that was just dipping its toe – its...
News The Beta For Mario Kart Tour Doesn't Seem To Include Proper Multiplayer Racing
Well, this is a surprise
The beta for Mario Kart Tour recently went live in Japan. If you haven't read our previous post, it includes the usual driver roster and a selection of retro tracks. Races are cut down to just two laps and the game is played vertically with touch input and swipe commands. It all seems relatively straightforward until you...
News Pokémon GO's Next Community Day Features Slakoth, Date And Times Now Set
Teach your Slaking an exclusive move
Niantic has revealed that Pokémon GO's next Community Day will feature the Generation 3 Pokémon, Slakoth. If you're looking to get your hands on a super strong Slaking, this will be a golden opportunity. It'll all kick off on Saturday 8th June at 3pm - 6pm in your local timezone. You can expect to find Slakoth...
News Mario Kart Tour Beta Test Details And Images Are Already Leaking Online
Fancy a sneak peek?
The Mario Kart Tour beta test has just got underway in Japan, and it really didn't take long for all sorts of details and screenshots to find their way online. If you don't want to be spoiled ahead of the game's release, this is your final chance to head back to our home page and away from all the leaked images. We'll kick...
News Pokémon Rumble Rush Now Available Worldwide With New Update
Last week saw the launch of Pokémon Rumble Rush, a new smartphone game not to be confused with the "new and exciting" mobile offering said to be available by March next year. Initially, it was only available in limited territories, but the app is now available globally. If you've been unable to download the app until now, it's well worth...
News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp And Fire Emblem Heroes Are Closing In Belgium Due To Loot Box Concerns
The country is stamping out 'pay-to-win' mechanics
There's a lot of chatter at the moment surrounding the practice of 'loot boxes' and 'pay-to-win' mechanics in video games, so much so that some countries are outlawing these systems outright. One country that has adopted a hardline stance is Belgium, which is taking steps to ensure that...
News Mario Kart Tour Beta Test Emails Appear To Be Rolling Out To Lucky Players
Check your inboxes!
It would appear that those fortunate enough to have been selected to take part in the closed beta test for Mario Kart Tour are starting to be notified via email. If you applied for the chance to take part, make sure to keep an eye on your inbox. Last month, Nintendo opened beta test applications for Android users in Japan and...
News A New Pokémon Game Has Just Launched On Smartphones
Pokémon Rumble Rush comes to Android and iOS
Remember PokéLand? It was announced by The Pokémon Company a few years back and was positioned as a continuation of the Pokémon Rumble series. However, after the success of Pokémon GO everyone kinda forgot about it – until today, that is. It has now been revealed that the game goes by the title of...
News The Pokémon Company Will Launch A "New And Exciting" Mobile Game By March 2020
In collaboration with DeNA
A brand new Pokémon mobile game is now in the works thanks to a partnership between The Pokémon Company and DeNA. DeNA, the Japanese company which partnered with Nintendo to release Miitomo, Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and the upcoming Mario Kart Tour
News New 'Pokémon Pass' Mobile App Now Available, Rewards Users With Shiny Pokémon And More
Get digital rewards
Update: Just a couple of hours after we reported on the rumoured app, it became a reality. Pokémon Pass has now been officially revealed and is available to download right now on Android and iOS in the US. We have a trailer and more information for you below: The Pokémon Pass app connects you with great Pokémon digital...
News Three New Pokémon GO Legendaries Have Mysteriously Started Spawning In The Wild
No event necessary
Breaking the usual trend of releasing new legendary Pokémon through Raids or Research Breakthrough tasks, Pokémon GO has now added three new legendary monsters which can all be found in the wild. If your 'Who's That Pokémon?'-style silhouette guessing skills need a little bit of work, the Pokémon teased in the image are Uxie,...
News Dragalia Lost X Fire Emblem Crossover Event Begins Tomorrow
Not as ambitious as some crossovers, but still a winner
A trailer for tomorrow's crossover event for Dragalia Lost has been released and it shows some of heroes from the company's strategy RPG series Fire Emblem appearing in Nintendo's hit mobile game. As you can see, Alphonse, Marth, Fjorm and Veronica are among the heroes appearing in this...
News Nintendo Mobile Profits Reach Over $400 Million, Up 17% From Last Year
Looks even more impressive in yen
In its latest financial report Nintendo has posted some impressive results for its mobile business. Citing action RPG and new IP Dragalia Lost as an especially strong driver in this area, the Kyoto company reports an income of 46 billion yen (just shy of £320 million or over $411 million). That represents a...
News Nintendo Announces Mario Kart Tour Closed Beta Test For Android Devices
Starts next month
Nintendo's Mario Kart Tour website has revealed the upcoming mobile game will be receiving a closed beta test on Android devices. This test period will run from 22nd May to 4th June in both North America and Japan. The website is currently accepting closed beta test participant applications until 7th May. The test is being held to...
News Animal Crossing And Labo VR Combine With These Pocket Camp Gifts
Animal Crossing Switch VR please?
We've only known about Nintendo Labo VR for just over a month, but its release date is now just one day away. As part of the celebrations, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is providing players with some free in-game gifts. The gifts feature two of the Toy-Con from the Labo VR kit, with nice little replicas of the...
News Here's How To Reserve Your Pokémon GO Username For Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Niantic's next mobile game
If you're a keen Pokémon GO player, you may well be excited for Niantic's next release, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Just like Pokémon GO, this new app is a real-world AR game, but this time set in the magical world of J. K. Rowling's hugely popular series. Niantic is giving players the chance to reserve their Pokémon...
News Switch Online Mobile App Receives New Update, But It's Still Mostly Useless
Come on, Nintendo
If you have the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, you can now download a new update taking it to version 1.5.0. Sadly, there are no new features (or even any much-needed overhauls of its current features) that are really worth exploring. With other apps like Discord and Skype offering better, more convenient ways to...
News Nintendo's Mobile Games Raked In $85 Million During The First Quarter Of 2019
Up and up
According to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data, Nintendo's first quarter in 2019 has been its third-best period for mobile gaming revenue to date. The Japanese publisher's mobile titles grossed approximately $85 million worldwide across the Google Play and App Store, which is a six percent increase year-over-year. This figure still...
News Pokémon GO Surpasses $2.5 Billion In Revenue
Niantic's smartphone money vacuum Pokémon GO has reportedly achieved another impressive milestone, with estimates now suggesting it has surpassed a whopping $2.5 billion in revenue. The figure comes from Sensor Tower, which also reports that the game had reached $1.8 billion in revenue by its second anniversary last July. With $700...
Random 70-Year-Old Pokémon GO Player Gets Snapped Up As An ASUS Brand Ambassador
In a news story we never expected to write (but one that we're incredibly happy to be doing nonetheless), the internet-famous 70-year-old Pokémon GO player Chen San Yuan was recently presented on stage as a brand ambassador for Taiwanese electronics giant ASUS. If that sentence has just flown over your head faster than a soaring...
Video Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Was Almost A Completely Different Game
Originally called 'Town Planner'
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been gracing our mobile screens for just over a year now, no doubt tiding over many of the series' fans while we wait for the highly anticipated Switch game due later this year. It's a solid experience for smartphones, and indeed for the franchise, but the game could have been...
News Square Enix Shares More Info About The Story In The Octopath Traveler Mobile Game
Choose a pathway
Earlier this month, Square Enix announced it was releasing a prequel to the Switch title, Octopath Traveler, on mobile devices in Japan this year. Although we've already got a few details about this upcoming free-to-play single-player RPG, a bit more information about the story side of the game has now been revealed via Japanese...
News Square Enix Opens Octopath Traveler Smartphone Demo Applications In Japan
A first look at the new game
Last Friday, Square Enix revealed that Octopath Traveler will soon be making the jump to mobile with a brand new smartphone game, simultaneously confirming that a new console experience is also in the pipeline. It looks like we might be hearing first impressions of the mobile game from players pretty soon, as Japanese...
Feature Fire Emblem Heroes' Directors On Making Nintendo's Most Successful Mobile Game Yet
"We are actively listening to player feedback and opinions"
It's hard to believe it, but Fire Emblem Heroes is now more than two years old. In that time, the smartphone-based tactical RPG has become Nintendo's most successful mobile venture, dramatically outperforming stablemates such as Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Super Mario Run and
News Players Have Spent Approximately $2.5 Billion On Pokémon Smartphone Games
No prizes for guessing the highest earner
Pokémon's a pretty popular franchise, and smartphones are pretty popular devices, so combining the two was probably a pretty smart idea. Well, as it happens, it definitely was a smart idea, as new data suggests that players have now spent an approximated $2.5 billion on the games to date. The data comes...
News Octopath Traveler Makes The Leap To Mobile, New Console Game Will Take "A Little While Longer"
Seemingly out of nowhere, Square Enix has revealed that Octopath Traveler is making its way to smartphone devices in the shape of Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent. The game is reportedly set several years before the events seen in the Switch release and has been described as a “free-to-play single-player RPG”. Japanese...
News Nintendo Tells Mobile Partners To Limit Microtransactions So That Players Don't Spend Too Much
Players and brand reputation come first
Nintendo's delve into the world of mobile gaming came as quite a shock, especially considering the Japanese giant had barely even scratched the surface of the new and rapidly emerging practice of paid DLC at the time. The company has often been thought to be slightly behind the times when compared to its main...
News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Receives "Major" Update, New Minigame Added
Mobile app Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has just received what is being described as a "major" update, introducing a new interior design minigame called Happy Homeroom. In this new game, you can use your furniture to practice your interior design skills. Your finished designs will be judged by Lottie and other adorable critters,...
News Dragalia Lost Has Generated More Revenue Than Mario And Animal Crossing On Mobile
An estimated $75 million
Earlier today, we shared the news that Nintendo's mobile RPG Dragalia Lost has finally launched in the UK, Australia, Canada, and more. It definitely makes sense for Nintendo to bring the game to more and more territories, as estimated revenue totals suggest that the game has now surpassed both Super Mario Run and
News Nintendo's Mobile RPG Dragalia Lost Is Now Available In The UK, Australia, Canada And More
And it's about time, too
Nintendo's first original IP created for smartphones, Dragalia Lost, has finally become available in several new territories. Fans in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Canada, Singapore, and New Zealand can download the game for free from today. You'll find the app available on both the AppStore and
Random Pokémon GO Player Arrested For Hitting Police Officer Who Interrupted His Game
Man used Rage, thankfully it wasn't effective
Even the best of us can become entirely engrossed in our Pokémon GO captures and battling, but this story is a perfect example of things going way too far. A 40-year-old man has reportedly been arrested after striking a police officer in the face. The incident took place in Matsuyama, the capital city...
News New 'Team Medallion' Lets You Switch Pokémon GO Teams Once A Year
Team Turncoat - I choose you!
For many people, the choice of team in Pokémon GO was somewhat arbitrary. While some players no doubt researched Teams Instinct, Mystic and Valor - or joined the same team as their friends - many others selected at random or simply by their favourite primary colour. If you've been on your lonesome because all your...
News Mario & Luigi Developer AlphaDream Seeking Production Assistant
Remember in July last year when it was reported AlphaDream was recruiting for game development on Switch, smartphone devices and also PlayStation 4? Well, the Japan-based company is now seeking a Production Assistant to help progress game software development, according to a listing on its official website. AlphaDream is best known for...
Rumour Switch Seen Running Android In The Wild
The Switch is certainly a versatile little system with a host of engines having added support for the ‘homeheld’ since launch nearly two years ago. In addition to all the official tweak-ery, unofficial platforms have also been seen running on the console ‘in the wild’ – we’ve seen photos of Linux running in a rudimentary form,...
News Live Out Your Pokémon Snap Sequel Fantasies With GO Snapshot
"You were close"
If there's one thing we've been clamouring for over the last few years ("we" meaning "at least one of us"), it's a direct sequel to Pokémon Snap. The 3DS seemed like a perfect opportunity with its camera functionality, but nothing, and the Wii U's GamePad seemed even more suited as you'd be able to line it up with the TV, but nope...
News Pokémon GO Is Finally Giving Players A Quick And Easy Way To Get Sinnoh Stones
And it's happening this weekend
If you're a keen Pokémon GO player, you'll no doubt be aware that Sinnoh Stones have become one of the more frustrating new additions to the game. They allow you to evolve some great Pokémon into amazing fighting machines, but getting your hands on one feels trickier than it needs to be. Luckily, that's about to...
News Nintendo President Discusses Collaboration With LINE Corporation And Future Of The Partnership
Is something in the pipeLINE?
At the beginning of February, Nintendo announced Dr. Mario World for iOS and Android devices was targeting an "early summer" global release this year. The free-to-download title is being co-developed by LINE Corporation and NHN Entertainment and will include optional in-app purchases. During Nintendo's recent financial...
News Pokémon GO's January Revenue Saw An 84% Increase Over The Same Period Last Year
$68.1 million last month
Niantic's monster-catching phenomenon, Pokémon GO, is still performing incredibly well and raking in the cash more than two and half years since initially launching. According to Sensor Tower's Store Intelligence data, the app's year-over-year revenue grew by 84% in the month of January. Last month saw players spend an...
News Pokémon GO Update Makes Raid Bosses Harder To Beat, New Sinnoh Pokémon Now Available
We hope you have a Sinnoh Stone or five
New Sinnoh Pokémon and a variety have updates have been introduced to Pokémon GO, allowing players to snag more monsters for their collection and changing up battles in a number of ways. Many of the new Pokémon added to the game are evolutions which require the Sinnoh Stone, an item which isn't the easiest...
News Nintendo's Mobile RPG Dragalia Lost Is Finally Being Released In The UK, Canada And Australia
It's been 3,000 years...
Smartphone game Dragalia Lost is scheduled for a release in the UK, Canada, and Australia, Nintendo has confirmed. Dragalia Lost initially launched on 27th September 2018, but was restricted to just the US, Japan, Macau, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Fans from other regions have been hoping for a release for some time, so we're...
News Dr. Mario World Announced For Mobile Devices, Targeting An Early Summer 2019 Global Release
The doctor is in!
Nintendo might have delayed the release of Mario Kart Tour until summer 2019, but to make up for it, it has now revealed a classic series dating back to the NES era is targeting a global release on iOS and Android devices around the same time. If you haven't caught the Dr. Mario puzzle bug before, you might have a real chance this...
News The Pokémon Company Is Now Hiring For An "Upcoming Mobile Game"
What could it be?
A new job listing has revealed that The Pokémon Company International is working on an "upcoming mobile game". Posted just hours ago, the listing is looking for a Principal Game Designer who will work "within a team of designers, engineers, artists, producers, and testers to create an upcoming mobile game". The job description...
News Pokémon GO Goes Hoenn Crazy With New Event, Raid Bosses, Eggs, Costumes And More
Snag Kyogre and Groudon
If you're a fan of Pokémon's third generation, with all those lovely critters that first appeared in Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire, then you're almost certainly in for a Pokémon GO-shaped treat this month. A new Hoenn event has launched in the game to properly kickstart the year, with Pokémon first discovered in that...
News Super Mario Run Promo Celebrates Launch Of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
Runs until 26th January
If you've forgotten Super Mario Run on iOS and Android devices is even a thing, Nintendo is currently running a special in-game promotion to remind you it is. To help advertise the release of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe on the Switch last week, the auto-runner on mobile is handing out a few free items. If you log-in...
News Pokémon GO Is Hosting A New Type Of In-Game Event Next Week
Next weekend, Pokémon GO is launching a new 'Limited Research' event style, and things are kicking off with a particularly elusive monster to snag for your collection. On 19th January, players will be able to complete special Field Research tasks that all focus on one particular Pokémon - Feebas. Known for its unique evolution...
News Nintendo Banked $348 Million In Mobile Revenue Last Year
We've already heard how Pokémon GO captured close to $800 million in global revenue last year and now the marketing analysis firm Sensor Tower reports Nintendo's mobile games made a total of $348 million in 2018. According to the firm, $117 million was made in the fourth quarter alone - resulting in a 47 percent increase compared...
News Some Regional Exclusive Pokémon Might Soon Swap Locations In Pokémon GO
More details to come
If you're a keen Pokémon GO player, you'll no doubt be aware that some of those elusive critters can only be obtained in certain parts of the world. While it hasn't been confirmed just yet, it looks like some of those exclusive to particular regions could be about to have a bit of a swap around. As reported by Serebii.net, a...
News Pokémon GO Captured Close To $800 Million In Global Revenue Last Year
Month after month in 2018, we heard how Pokémon GO continued raking in piles of cash and often outperforming its earnings in the previous year. Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data has now confirmed the game's revenue has grown by 35 percent over the past year, bringing in an estimated total of $795 million worldwide. Niantic's mobile...
News Start The New Year With The Pokémon GO Adventure Sync Hatchathon
Gotta hatch 'em all
To celebrate the start of the new year, Niantic's mobile hit Pokémon GO is hosting a special Adventure Sync Hatchathon. From now until 15th January, players will be able to enjoy bonuses for hatching eggs. During this event, trainers are also more likely to receive 5km and 10km eggs from PokéStops and Gyms. If you want to make...