Opinion: Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition could be the Final Fantasy that brings me back

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Opinion: Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition could be the Final Fantasy that brings me back

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition has just been announced for iOS and Android (and Windows 10), to the bafflement of some and delight of others.

As for me, I met the detail-light announcement with cautious optimism. Maybe even a little hope.

It's way too early to say for sure, but there's just the slightest of chances this could be the first all-new Final Fantasy game to hook me in for 17 years.

21 games currently in soft launch on iOS and Android

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21 games currently in soft launch on iOS and Android

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. 

Without further ado, check out which titles are in soft launch right now. 

Assassin's Creed Rebellion

Pocket Gamer's best games of July giveaway - Drop Wizard Tower

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Pocket Gamer's best games of July giveaway - Drop Wizard Tower

It's that time of the month again, when Pocket Gamer gives away a bounty of codes for last month's absolute best games to our wonderful community, the App Army.

For those unaware, that's our diehard band of mobile gaming enthusiasts. In exchange for their critical thoughts, we give them codes for unreleased games on a weekly basis and you can join in the fun by simply signing up on Facebook.

That's a requirement to get a chance at a code in the giveaway, but more on that later. Let's kick things off.

MU Origin update contains a bundle of new features

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MU Origin update contains a bundle of new features

Just last month, Webzen's popular fantasy MMORPG MU Origin celebrated its anniversary with a slew of rewards and events. Now just a few weeks on there’s even more MU to sink your sword into, thanks to a hefty update including guild battles, dungeon defence and a dicey mini-game.



The most notable introduction is a new guild war tournament titled Cry Wolf Battle. Taking the form of a capture-the-fort PvP mode, Cry Wolf Battle pits your guild against the toughest guilds around the world. Your band of warriors must attempt to occupy and defend forts of varying levels, winning rewards for each successful victory. Your guild must be at least level 5 to join in, though, and you can only challenge a fort that is a maximum of one level above yours. The guild occupying level 10 by the end of the round will be declared the number 1 guild in the continent, and receive some fancy titles to prove it.

ARMS' newest fighter is Lola Pop, the candified clown, and there's another Global Testpunch this weekend

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ARMS' newest fighter is Lola Pop, the candified clown, and there's another Global Testpunch this weekend

Remember last week when Nintendo teased a new ARMS character? Well, today it got confirmed - we'll soon be saying 'hello' to Lola Pop.

Announced at Gamescom earlier, Lola Pop is the latest character to join the crew and she's certainly got style. As opposed to the genie attire I thought she was wearing before, this street performing pugilist is a candy-coated clown with three new ARMS and a new stage.

According to the Nintendo blog post, there'll be a stream tomorrow at 10 AM BST showing her off. 

Hailed as a classic from day one, a return to Rapture’s deep, dark ruins is as good as ever – and in many ways better.

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Hailed as a classic from day one, a return to Rapture’s deep, dark ruins is as good as ever – and in many ways better.

BioShock’s not a game that’s easily forgotten, yet there’s more buried beneath its gorgeously moody seas than you know. And never mind nostalgia: if you didn’t play it at the time, it’s just as intriguing, thrilling and relevant now as ever. Politically, perhaps more so. Still waters run deep, and in BioShock, you’re in very deep water…

Whether you’re new to BioShock or a fan of the franchise, you can now stream BioShock Remastered on NVIDIA SHIELD with a GeForce NOW membership ($7.99 a month and free to try out for one month). BioShock 2 Remastered is also available to purchase via GeForce NOW for 75% off its regular full price for a limited time, and comes with an additional free key to download the game on PC. 

Hailed as a classic from day one, a return to Rapture’s deep, dark ruins is as good as ever – and in many ways better.

about X hours ago from
Hailed as a classic from day one, a return to Rapture’s deep, dark ruins is as good as ever – and in many ways better.

BioShock’s not a game that’s easily forgotten, yet there’s more buried beneath its gorgeously moody seas than you know. And never mind nostalgia: if you didn’t play it at the time, it’s just as intriguing, thrilling and relevant now as ever. Politically, perhaps more so. Still waters run deep, and in BioShock, you’re in very deep water…

Whether you’re new to BioShock or a fan of the franchise, you can now stream BioShock Remastered on NVIDIA SHIELD with a GeForce NOW membership ($7.99 a month and free to try out for one month). BioShock 2 Remastered is also available to purchase via GeForce NOW for 75% off its regular full price for a limited time, and comes with an additional free key to download the game on PC. 

The 3 best classic board games for mobile

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The 3 best classic board games for mobile

This time around in our series about the best board games on mobile, we're going to look at some classics. These are the sort of games that make hardcore board game players go all misty eyed and weak at the knees.

And thanks to clever tutorials, and the fact you don't have to set everything up on a table, mobile is definitely the best place to jump into them for the first time.

Ticket to Ride - buy on iOS / Android

Square Enix strongly suggests they want to bring Final Fantasy to the Nintendo Switch

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Square Enix strongly suggests they want to bring Final Fantasy to the Nintendo Switch

Following on from the announcement of Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition just now, it also looks like there may be something coming to Nintendo Switch.

This really is super early news since there's no information or official confirmation surrounding the fact...but Square Enix basically just told us they really, really want to bring the franchise to Switch.

"We can't give you any complete solid details right at the moment, but for our policy-wise we very much do want to move out and do as much as we can with the game, with the franchise. There's another certain console out there people may be thinking of - sounds a little bit like you guys, your name 'Twitch'. I think we'll just leave it there."