Samorost 3 is now available on iOS

Whimsical point-and-click adventure Samorost 3 is now for £3.99 / $4.99.

The peculiar Czech puzzler is the latest outing by Machinarium and Botanicula developer Amanita Design. It follows the exploits of a space-faring gnome as he cruises the cosmos restoring order to the galaxy.

Don’t let the “3” in the title throw you off, as Samorost 3 functions well as a standalone product. The story is told completely non-verbally and the plot between games isn’t serialised.

Lindsay Lohan’s Grand Theft Auto lawsuit rules in Rockstar’s favour

The lawsuit Lindsey Lohan filed against Rockstar for has been dismissed by the New York County Supreme Court.

Back in 2014 Lohan sued Rockstar as she accused the company of making a character, Lacey Jonas, who was an “unequivocal” reference to the Mean Girls star.

Jonas, like Lohan, is a blonde movie star with an eating disorder. In one of the game’s side-missions the player is asked to escort her home so she can avoid the paparazzi. The character’s portrayal, as seen in the video below, is less than flattering.

Early Access dino hit Ark gets “completely finished” expansion

Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview hit Ark: Survival Evolved is getting a “completely finished” expansion today.

Ark: Scorched Earth will strand players in a harsh, fiery new desert area populated by Wyverns, because you wouldn’t want things to be easy in a survival game, would you?

While separate to the main game’s area, players will be able to travel between the two locations and share items gleaned from the expansion.

New Zelda 30th anniversary amiibo will work with Breath of the Wild

Four amiibo figures based on classic Legend of Zelda games to celebrate the franchise’s 30th anniversary are on the way.

Similar to Super Mario’s 30th anniversary amiibo, the headliner is a 3D version of 8-bit Link from the NES original. Another is based on Ocarina of Time’s Link, and the final two are Toon Link and Toon Zelda from The Wind Waker. All four will be released on December 2nd.

All four will work the same as existing Link, Toon Link and Zelda amiibo figures from the Super Smash Bros Collection, and join this year’s in offering undisclosed “special functionality” with the next Zelda game, Breath of the Wild, when it comes to Wii U and NX next year.

Super Mario Maker headed to 3DS

Excellent build-your-own-Mario-game toolkit Super Mario Maker will launch for 3DS on 2nd December.

Originally released last year for Wii U, the creation station is a perfect fit for the 3DS’ stylus and touchscreen.

But Super Mario Maker’s big online sharing feature, which let you swap and download levels made by friends and talented creators around the world, will not be present.

3DS StreetPass now accepts more than 10 Miis at once

One of StreetPass Plaza’s most frustrating features – the ability to only have 10 Mii characters visit at one time – is finally being amended in a new update announced as part of .

From today, you can queue up to 100 characters at once before processing them into the Plaza. However, the feature is only available to those who have upgraded to StreetPass Plaza Premium, so players could collect birthdays and place Miis into a special VIP room.

The Plaza has also been updated to work quicker and smoother for everyone, allowing you to zip through visitor messages faster, and access all mini-games through a touch-screen menu, Nintendo said.

Watch: We chat Dishonored 2 with director Harvey Smith

Gamescom appointments are, by and large, a hurried affair. Get in, ask questions, get out, write up. Everyone, from developers to journalists to exhibitors, has a harried look in their eye and half a mind on where their next caffeinated beverage is coming from. So, sometimes it’s nice to get a chance to sit down in an air-conditioned room and have a slightly longer, more relaxed chat about a game you’re genuinely looking forward to playing. In this case, it’s Dishonored 2, and I spoke to co-creative director Harvey Smith about, well, pretty much everything to do with the game, to be honest. The thought processes that led to the sequel, the reasoning behind having Emily and Corvo as dual (but not intersecting) protagonists, the nightmare that is designing levels that can be played not only with different sets of powers but also no powers at all, and certain incidents that may or may not involve drowning chambermaids.

It’s a long chat, but an interesting one if you have the time. It’s also funny listening to Smith talk about his experiences with the original Thief and the pleasures of discovering the ‘rules’ of an in-game world – I had the exact same experiences with the original Dishonored. Hands up if you got cheated out of the Clean Hands trophy for leaving an unconscious body somewhere the rats could get to it.

New Pikmin 3DS game announced

Nintendo has just announced a Pikmin side-scrolling action game for 3DS.

Pikmin for Nintendo 3DS (its current working title) is due to arrive at some point in 2017.

It’s the first new game in the series since Pikmin 3 arrived for Wii U, shortly after the console launched. It’ll also be the first time a Pikmin game has been developed for a handheld.

Yoshi’s Woolly World gets 3DS version

Wii U platformer Yoshi’s Woolly World will launch for 3DS in a new version with extra levels.

Retitled as Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World, the fresh but just as fuzzy version of the fabric-filled platformer is set to arrive on 3rd February 2017.

Included will be new levels starring Yoshi’s canine companion Poochy, who will also be available for you to own in real life as an adorable Yarn Poochy amiibo.