mobile games

I Hate You: Japan’s anime-style mobile romance game starring girls who will never, ever love you

Developers warn players of potential emotional trauma while fans praise dating simulator’s realism.

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As mobile game Pokémon GO launches, players keep finding Magikarp in crazy locations 【Photos】

The pitifully weak Pokémon has been showing up in some embarrassing places, including one that shows a preference for a rival company’s video games.

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Want some canned Japanese idol air? Smartphone virtual crane game offering exactly that as prize

Here’s your chance to breathe the rarefied air of AKB48, Japan’s highest-flying idol mega group.

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Celebrate Dragon Quest’s 30th anniversary by suppressing slimes on your smartphone

The limited-time game has you and the rest of the world pitted against the franchise’s ooey-gooey mascot character–100 million of them, in fact! 

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Japan’s top 10 mobile games account for roughly half of the entire market’s revenue

Survey reveals unique traits of the Japanese mobile gaming market.

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VR anime girl app scratches as many otaku itches as possible while virtually cleaning your ears

Stare at a cute anime girl who’d be happy to get an eyeful of your earwax.

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Here’s how the awesome new Pokémon GO mobile game will look on your smartphone

Developers release new details about Pokémon gyms and team play.

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New smartphone game lets you date real-life J-pop idols, but shockingly gives them 100 Boyfriends

Nogizaka 46 romance simulator is an odd mix of daydream fantasy and unintentional cynicism.

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“Little Girl Collection” smartphone game’s future uncertain. We can’t possibly imagine why…

Because a title like that would never raise any eyebrows, right?

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Pokémon is getting another smartphone game this spring, and it’s “figure”-based 【Video】

Leading Japanese AI developer collaborating on franchise’s second mobile title, in which you and your team of Pokémon have to think together.

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Volunteers being sought for field test of Pokémon Go mobile game

The first real-world Pokémon hunt is about to begin, but it needs some hunters.

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Popular cellphone game Granblue Fantasy is making news for all the wrong reasons

It used to be all about the classy characters with awesome designs, but now the drunk sister is stealing the show.

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“Flappy Bird” creator teams with Japanese publisher for coming release of a “ninja game”

The creator of Flappy Bird is apparently working with Japanese studio Obakaidem to produce several titles, including a “ninja game.”

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Why do Japanese gamers spend so much more money on mobile games than anyone else?

Japanese smartphone and tablet gamers spend a disproportionate amount of money on mobile games compared to the much larger mobile markets of North America and China, according to a new report from EEDAR – a video gaming analytics consultancy. This is despite the fact that the Japanese mobile gaming population is just a third of that of North America and a mere eighth of the Chinese gaming population.

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Force cute anime boys to crossdress in new mobile simulation game

Cross-dressing boys are becoming more and more popular with otaku these days, and games are starting to get in on the act now, too. Transform a cute sporty boy into your very own otoko no ko in this new (and free) mobile raising simulation game.

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Adorable Avengers, assemble! Marvel’s heroes getting the Tsum Tsum treatment in new mobile game

Earth’s mightiest and cuddliest super-deformed heroes are set to assemble in a new smartphone game follow-up to the Disney hit.

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Play with fluffy alpaca mascot Fuwapaca in two free mobile games【TGS 2015】

It wasn’t just gross and scary games on show at Tokyo Game Show this year; there were also some really adorable games to try out, too. When we saw this booth with its sweet, fluffy alpacas we made a beeline for the cuteness. We got to chat with the dev and try out their two alpaca-themed mobile games, taking some snaps of the alpaca-ified booth and merch as we did for you at home.

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Keep yourself entertained during long loo breaks with poo-themed mobile game【TGS 2015】

While sniffing out the most interesting things on offer at this year’s Tokyo Game Show 2015, we came across one game that was making quite a splash with its bizarre theme and crazy advertising. How could RocketNews24 resist talking to the guy in a bright yellow bodysuit with a poo hat on his head?!

I took the opportunity to talk with Dice Creative, the developers of new poo-themed mobile game PooPride, and I was impressed by just how much passion and excitement they have for excrement.

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Pokémon finally comes to iPhone and Android as the augmented reality game Pokémon GO 【Video】

There’s a pretty big gap between the life of an in-world Pokémon trainer and a real-world Pokémon player. Whereas your in-game avatar is alternatively journeying to new lands or patrolling old stomping grounds on his quest to catch ‘em all, you yourself can experience the games’ wonders without ever leaving your couch.

It looks like all that’s about to change, though, because the newest installment of the franchise, Pokémon GO, is not just a smartphone title for iPhone and Android, but an augmented reality game that requires you to get out and search the real world for Pocket Monsters and other trainers to battle.

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Fed up of romance sims? Buddhist-themed visual novel coming to Android and iOS

There’s already a whole bunch of dating sim titles aimed at both men and women available to play on your phone or tablet. But for those who are fed up of sappy, cliché boy-meets-girl stories there’s a new addition to the growing range of visual novels available on mobile platforms that is set to tell a unique story focusing not on romance, but on the Buddhist religion.

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