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Will we ever see something like the Nintendo Labo for mobile?

Posted by Harry Slater on April 18th, 2018

You've probably read a lot over the past few days, or at least you probably have if you've got any interest in video games outside of the mobile sphere, about Nintendo Labo. People have been getting their hands on the new tech, and the general consensus is that it's looking like it might be pretty special.

Which got me thinking - is this the sort of thing we're likely to see coming to mobile any time soon? And if we are, what form is it likely to take? These questions and more are all going to get answered in the next few paragraphs, so let's put on our thinking caps and see where they take us.

Mario Kart is coming to mobile. Is it time to get excited or are you ready to chuck some blue shells?

Posted by Harry Slater on February 1st, 2018

Luigi death stare Mario Kart

This one is definitely an example of getting the hype train (or kart, I guess) started early. Nintendo has revealed that it's developing a Mario Kart game for mobile. It's called Mario Kart Tour, and it was announced yesterday over on Nintendo's Twitter.

Now, we've already had our say about what Nintendo has to do if it wants to remain relevant in the mobile sphere, and you can check that out by clicking here. But here's the kicker, we've got a long wait ahead of us for Mario Kart Tour.

Why Nintendo needs to sharpen up its act if it's going to succeed in 2018

Posted by Harry Slater on January 8th, 2018

Let's not thwack around the undergrowth here, Nintendo has done alright when it comes to mobile games. Super Mario Run is probably one of the best auto-runners on the App Store, and you can see why by clicking here for our review. And Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes are both solid experiences.

Now re-read that first paragraph. I just described two Nintendo games as “solid experiences”. That's not something that usually happens with the big N's output. Sure it might not throw out games left right and centre, but the ones that do come out are almost always top of their class.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp review

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By Campbell Bird on November 29th, 2017
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Pocket Camp is a pretty ordinary game that’s propped up with heaps of Nintendo charm.
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Animal Crossing is still coming to mobile

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 28th, 2017

Animal Crossing is still coming to mobile in 2017, according to aWaypointinterview with Nintendo. Announced in 2016, the game was delayed without a defined release window. However, fans of Nintendo's fantasy slice of life game won't have to wait much longer.

Summon eight new heroes in Fire Emblem Heroes' new Voting Gauntlet

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 23rd, 2017
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Nintendo keeps coming at us with Fire Emblem Heroes updates, and it doesn't look like that trend is stopping anytime soon. The folks behind the game have just announced the new War of the Clerics Voting Gauntlet, expected to start next Tuesday.

Nintendo is working on a Legend of Zelda mobile game

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 16th, 2017

The Legend of Zelda is the next Nintendo mobile game following Animal Crossing, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal citing unnamed sources. The same report says that Animal Crossing will be going mobile in the latter half of 2017, so we can likely expect Zelda sometime in early 2018 if all goes smoothly.

Fire Emblem Heroes' latest update is a game changer

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 10th, 2017
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Fire Emblem Heroes' 1.3.0 update has gone live to add some extra balance to the game's Arena. It looks as though Nintendo is listening to early complaints about the game's IAP system. This most recent update makes strides to improve player rewards and ensure fairness. Let's see what's new.

The Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza event starts today

Posted by Jessica Famularo on April 13th, 2017
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Pokémon GO is joining in on the timely spate of spring-themed festivities cropping up across the mobile gaming landscape this week. The Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza starts this afternoon at 1 P.M. PDT and runs until 1 P.M. PTD on April 20.

Fire Emblem Heroes' April update returns to the series' roots

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 16th, 2017
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Nintendo revealed the latest update for Fire Emblem Heroes that'll be going live in April. While the launch events are drawing to a close, the company is promising more widescale changes that will bring Heroes back to Fire Emblem' roots.

Last week on Pocket Gamer

Posted by TPG Staff on February 28th, 2017



If you’re wondering what’s going on in the wider world of portable gaming, our sister site PocketGamer has you covered.

Each week we like to check in on the PG team and see what they’ve been preoccupied with. From the latest on the Nintendo Switch to the best mobile games of the moment, there’s much to discuss.

Here are the hottest topics that have been getting the PocketGamer crew excited over the past seven days or so.

Corsola and Heracross are the new region exclusive Pokémon

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 22nd, 2017
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Generation 2 finally launched in Pokémon GO, unleashing a brand new batch of Pokémon into the wild. Even before the update went live people were speculating on how to catch elusive Pokémon like the legendary "dogs", Unknown, and whether or not there would be new regional exclusive Pokémon. The answer to that last question is a resounding yes, it turns out, thanks to the astute researchers over on The Silph Road subreddit.

Pokémon GO Generation 2 evolution guide

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 18th, 2017

At long last, Niantic Labs finally unleashed the Generation 2 Pokémon into the wild. Pokémon GO trainers are scrambling to grab up this new set of 80 Pokémon. There are some special new tricks required to catch all of these new beasties, though. Some of the original 151 Pokémon have new evolved forms that require special items. Meanwhile, there are two brand new Eeveelutions for you to acquire. Let's go over the finer details. Onward, young trainer!

Why the new Fire Emblem Heroes update shows that Nintendo is listening

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 16th, 2017
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It’s exciting to see Nintendo delving into the mobile sphere, regardless of whether it’s to give fans another platform to enjoy their fans or simply a sound business venture. Two of the company's announced mobile games have finally come to fruition, but they were slightly soiled by iffy free-to-play mechanics and other foibles. Nintendo’s mobile future was called into question, but now things are looking a little sunnier with the latest Fire Emblem Heroes update.

New Fire Emblem Heroes update adds new heroes and perks

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 16th, 2017
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Fire Emblem Heroes received a sizeable update first thing this morning. The update features a batch of fresh content along with a few updates to the game's systems.