Pokemon GO celebrates the holidays with new Generation IV Pokemon

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Niantic’s got big plans for the holidays, introducing the next batch of Generation IV Pokemon to Pokemon GO, along with the appearance of special, festive Pokemon and a Christmas present bonanza, offering up a bounty of bonus items for eager trainers. It all kicks off on December 18, when Ice-type Pokemon will begin to appear in the wild at an increased rate. Players will have a better chance of encountering Jynx, Sneasel, Swinub, Snorunt, Spheal, and Snover. Delibird also returns for the festivities, while Pikachu will appear in a festive hat until January 2. ... [MORE]

Cook up some holiday cheer with this free Overcooked 2 content update

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Overcooked 2 just received a generous new content update that’s dishing up free holiday content with brand new Christmas-themed kitchens. The update, Kevin’s Christmas Cracker, gives you and your friends some bonus content to bond or battle over during the lazy holiday days. Kevin’s Christmas Cracker adds five new Christmas-themed kitchens to Overcooked 2, along with three delicious new recipes—mince pies, Christmas pudding, and hot chocolate. The patch even includes two new chefs, an elf and a snowman to complete the whole Christmas theme. ... [MORE]

Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 468 - Brawl Stars, Tony Hawk's Skate Jam

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The penultimate show of the year also happens to feature one of the biggest releases of the year: Supercell's take on the mobile MOBA, Brawl Stars. James and Ric compare notes on their time with the game, as well as covering Tony Hawk's Skate Jam, Gone Home, and more. Plus they mark the removal of the Infinity Blade trilogy from the App Store, and get the fear from *that* Sonic movie teaser. ... [MORE]

Idle RPG Epic Monsters brings creature-filled fun to Android

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Idle RPGs are very much in at the moment, with plenty of standout games on the market. Enter Epic Monsters for Android, a super spooky take on the popular genre, and a title that offers a good time to all comers. In Epic Monsters, you’ll find yourself assembling a veritable motley crew of demons, beasts, and undead from the world’s most fascinating myths and ghost stories. For sure, you’ll be needing all the help you can get to take on the endless – and increasingly difficult – enemy hordes. ... [MORE]

Interview: Rockfish discuss the debut of space shooter EVERSPACE on Nintendo Switch

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After making a name for itself on PS4, Xbox One and PC, rogue-like space shooter Everspace has arrived in the Nintendo Switch’s orbit, docking on the console in deluxe form. The Stellar Edition of the cosmic shoot-and-loot fest is now available through the Big N’s eShop. It includes the core game, the ‘Encounters’ add-on, the original soundtrack and a bonus art in-game book. All of the achievements from the original versions have been carried across, too. ... [MORE]

Tony Hawk's Skate Jam video review - "Wobbles along on loose bearings"

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The birdman himself comes grinding onto mobile in an all new skateboarding game for iPhone, iPad, and Android. Tony Hawk's Skate Jam attempts to recapture the magic of the 90s era games, offering mobile players a chance to kickflip their way to the top of the global leaderboards while they're out and about. But we have some reservations about this latest incarnation of the brand. ... [MORE]

Pocket Gamer Advent Calendar 2018 - Day Fourteen

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The holiday season is upon us once more, and whether you're scrambling to get presents for your friends and family, or just looking up how to cook a good turkey, it can be a pretty hectic time. But we're easing the burden a little with another of our annual Advent Calendar giveaways, offering you the chance to win some of the biggest and best mobile games of 2018 on both Android and iOS from December 1st to December 24th. ... [MORE]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's first event celebrates your favourite bespectacled characters

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s first event kicks off today, celebrating characters commonly seen wearing glasses of all sorts. The event, Spectacled Spirits, runs through the weekend, and offers a chance to add a number of characters along with some Legend-class spirits to your roster. Throughout the event, bespectacled characters will make a more frequent appearance on the Spirit Board, offering players the chance to battle them for extra gold. The event highlights James McCloud and Jeff as the Legend-class spirits, while Brittany and Brewster appear as Ace-class spirits. Here’s the entire list of Spirits you’ll be able to challenge: ... [MORE]

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes pops up on the eShop

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The long awaited sequel to No More Heroes, Travis Strikes Again has just popped up on the Switch eShop, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the game when it launches this January. It looks as though Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes will require 5.6GB of space, and supports co-op multiplayer—just toss a friend a Joy-Con, and they can team up with you as Badman. ... [MORE]