Nintendo just can’t stop mixing its special sauce with mobile (well, technically, Pokemon is run by The Pokemon Company, but whatever). The free-to-play 3DS game is heading to mobile (it’s already out in Japan), and Lonnie has taken the upcoming game for a spin. Watch it above.
If you’ve ever found yourself playing Badland and thought to yourself, “I could totally make these levels,” then you’re in luck, because an editor is coming to the game. And the beta starts today. From Touch Arcade:
Frogmind says the level editor is actually a polished-up version of the same one they used to create official levels for the game, so essentially everything in Badland was built using the same editor, which means the possibilities should be pretty endless. In order to publish a created level you’ll need to be able to beat it, and you’ll be able to browse through, play and rate other peoples’ creations as well. User-created levels can be sorted by rating, difficulty, and length and each week Frogmind will pick one special level to be added to a new “Eternal Day” that will be available on the main menu for all to access.
Via Touch Arcade
Konami announced today that it will release a companion app for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain the same day the game releases, September 1. What will it do? Here’s Pocket Gamer:
The map connects to Snake’s iDroid (the best of both worlds!)l and can show the in-game map on your phone or tablet. You’ll see more of the map on your device than you can in game.
The app also lets you to listen to all records and music that you obtain as you progress through the game. The app will work with PS3, PS4, and Xbox One, meaning Xbox 360 and PC fans are a bit boned.
Via Pocket Gamer
Designing roller coasters is an underrated pastime, at least for fans of the RollerCoaster Tycoon series. 148Apps is a fan of the latest iOS port, more or less. From the 3.5 star review:
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is a near-identical port of the original from 2004, with the good and bad that comes along with being that faithful. On one hand it’s an on-the-go version of what’s probably the best game in theseries; on the other, the relative lack of updated controls or design in any form can make it feel clunky and slow. Fans looking to recapture the magic of the PC titles will likely be able to look past theseissues, but folks coming to the series for the first time or looking for a game with more modern sensibilities would probably be better off steering clear.