If you buy Nintendo’s Poké Ball Plus accessory, you’ll get a free Mew

We already knew that the Switch’s Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go Evee! would land alongside the Poké Ball Plus, but Nintendo is now trying to sweeten the deal. Each optional accessory will land with the mythical Pokémon Mew inside. Overpowered from the start? Well, that would depend on the stats, but a psychic Pokémon from the outset …

Hey Nintendo, where’s ‘Metroid Prime 4’?

If you’ve been patiently waiting since last year’s E3 conference for the reveal of the new Metroid Prime 4 game, we’re sorry. The hotly anticipated next iteration of Samus Aran was nowhere to be seen during Nintendo Direct, the venerable gaming company’s main announcement video that broadcast live this morning. Author:  Source: Engadget

Anker built two Nintendo Switch-optimized battery packs

Playing the Nintendo Switch in portable mode is incredibly convenient, but the short battery life can leave users wanting. Today, Anker announced two new battery packs that are optimized for fast charging the Nintendo Switch. One is a $70, 13400mAh pack that provides up to 10 hours of additional play time. The other allows for 15 additional hours of play …

CrunchyRoll’s first game is based on ‘DanMachi’

Anime streaming network CrunchyRoll is making a video game based on the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? series. The free-to-play Memoria Freese/Dan-Memo is available for both Android and iOS and will feature in-app purchases and an original storyline from the show’s first season. Series creator Fujino Omori is handling writing duties, with Yoshitsugu …

Tencent lets parents reward kids’ good grades with game time

If you grew up with video games as a kid, you probably struck a deal with your parents: pass a school test with flying colors and you can play more. Tencent wants to formalize those arrangements. Chief executive Ma Huateng has proposed digital contracts that offer game time to kids (for Tencent games, of course) in return for either reaching …

Nintendo will bring ‘Mario Kart Tour’ to smartphones by March 2019

After Super Mario Run and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, the next Nintendo game to get a mobile version is Mario Kart. Following up on the company’s plan to release 2-3 games per year (there’s a Zelda game in development too) Mario Kart Tour is scheduled to arrive at some point before March 2019. Other than the title and vague release …

‘Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition’ launches February 9th

It looks like Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, the mobile version of the console and PC game, is just around the corner. According to an App Store listing, it will hit iOS on February 9th for players who have an iPhone 6s or later, late model iPad or iPad Pro. The game also appeared on Google Play back in August …

The best Engadget stories of 2017

This year gave us an innovative new console from Nintendo, an iPhone without a home button, EVs and self-driving cars from almost all the major automakers, and fresh headaches for Twitter and Facebook alike. As busy as we were reviewing a new flagship phone seemingly every other week, Engadget’s writers and editors looked beyond that never-ending gadget cycle to deliver …

‘Streets of Rage’ comes to mobiles with local multiplayer

Sega Mega Drive classic Streets of Rage is now available on mobile, thanks to the Sega Forever retro games service, so you can get your dose of denim-clad muscle brawling wherever you are. It also supports local, two-player co-operative raging over Wi-Fi, and works cross-platform between iOS and Android, so you can also bring a touch of nostalgia to your …

’Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ is now available, a day early

This week, Nintendo announced that the mobile installment in its popular Animal Crossing franchise, called Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, would arrive on iOS and Android devices around the world on November 22nd. But it turns out that the game is here a little bit early. It is apparently available now for download on both iOS and Android. Via: Gamespot Source: …

‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ comes to your phone November 22

Soon, Aussies won’t be the only ones building summer camps in Nintendo’s latest mobile game. The gaming giant announced that Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will arrive on iOS and Android devices worldwide on November 22nd. The title marks Nintendo’s third foray into smartphone gaming, following Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes. <strong>Source: </strong><a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.engadget.com/tag/@gaming/%3Cblockquote%20class=%22twitter-tweet%22%20data-lang=%22en%22%3E%3Cp%20lang=%22en%22%20dir=%22ltr%22%3EHave%20you%20heard%20the%20news?%20Animal%20Crossing:%20Pocket%20Camp%20will%20be%20coming%20to%20mobile%20devices%20worldwide%20on%2011/22!%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/hashtag/PocketCamp?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%22%3E#PocketCamp%3C/a%3E%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://t.co/jShJwDgnls%22%3Epic.twitter.com/jShJwDgnls%3C/a%3E%3C/p%3E&amp;mdash;%20Nintendo%20of%20America%20(@NintendoAmerica)%20%3Ca%20href=%22https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/932443394139410432?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%22%3ENovember%2020,%202017%3C/a%3E%3C/blockquote%3E%20%3Cscript%20async%20src=%22https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js%22%20charset=%22utf-8%22%3E%3C/script%3E”>Nintendo (Twitter)</a><!–//–> Author:  Source: Engadget

What we’re playing: ‘Super Beat Sports’ and ‘Animal Crossing’

Welcome back to Gaming IRL, a monthly segment where several editors talk about what they’ve been playing in their downtime. This month we’ve been loving Super Beat Sports and Stardew Valley and taking an early look at Nintendo’s Animal Crossing mobile game. But first, let Kris Naudus tell you about the scariest dating sim she’s ever played. Author:  Source: Engadget

Nintendo’s next Direct is all about ‘Animal Crossing’ on your phone

Nintendo is ready to spill the beans about its upcoming Animal Crossing mobile game. On Wednesday at 11 PM Eastern / 8 PM Pacific, the company will hold one of its trademark Direct events where it’ll spend 15 minutes talking about the upcoming life-sim and nothing else. Last time Nintendo mentioned the game, it was to announce a delay. In …