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TodayFri, 21st Jul 2017

  • News The Art of Shantae Launches Sometime in 2018

    Ret-2-go!

    Shantae is a series that owes a lot of its success to the Nintendo audience; it’s always felt like something of a second party game to a certain degree. And with the latest success of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on the Wii U and Switch, that series has no doubt been gradually accruing a much larger fanbase. As something of a gift to...

    • Shantae
    • Art
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Tetsuya Nomura Clarifies Comments About Kingdom Hearts III for Switch

    If it ever happens, it won't be for quite some time

    It’s quite an understatement to say that fans have been waiting for Kingdom Hearts III for a long time now, and it seems that there’s still a long way to go yet until the game is finally in everybody’s hands. Though it is currently slated for a release on PS4 and Xbox One, many Nintendo fans...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kingdom Hearts

YesterdayThu, 20th Jul 2017

  • News The First Nintendo Switch Cartridge ROM Dumps Are Emerging, But It's Early Days

    Currently unusable, but the hacking community seems hard at work

    As soon as the Switch arrived in stores we saw the inevitable start of homebrew and hacking efforts as coding enthusiasts see what can be done with the hardware. It often takes a while for discernible progress to be made, but there have been some early landmarks for that community,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hacking
    • ROMs
  • News Analysts Expect Nintendo Switch Hybrid to End 'Two-Punch Strategy'

    Mobile and more to fill the gap

    Over the past couple of months Nintendo's share value has steadily climbed, hitting its highest point in a number of years. This has been largely credited to the successful launch - and ongoing demand - around the Nintendo Switch, while other factors include the company's mobile plans and commercial deals (such as the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • Nintendo Download 20th July (North America)

    Splatoon 2! Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star! Boost Beast! More!

    It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week brings some interesting options on the Switch, in particular, with two diverse retail options and some download-only offerings. Let's get to it, shall we? Nintendo Switch Retail Download:...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • News Trademark Application Has Fans Dreaming of the Nintendo 64 Classic Mini

    Or perhaps it's just a coincidence?

    Nintendo has recently filed a trademark application for the Nintendo 64 controller in Europe, which given the timing might well indicate that a Nintendo 64 Classic Mini could be in the works for next year.  Such trademark applications have also been filed for the NES controller and the SNES controller,...

    • Retro
    • N64
    • Trademark
    • N64 Mini
  • Nintendo Download 20th July (Europe)

    Splatoon 2! Cave Story+! Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star! Boost Beast! More!

    The European Nintendo Download is now live, and this week brings quite a few varied options. We have three retail choices on the Switch, along with two download-only options; there are budget options on the New 3DS and Wii U too. Along with the usual discounts there are...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Wii U eShop
  • News Nintendo Switch Parental Controls App Gets a Neat Update

    The best convoluted way to track your playtime

    We're still not sure why there's no equivalent to the Activity Log on the Nintendo Switch, but as quite a few realised early on you can use the Parental Controls App on a smart device to do the same thing. While it's also useful for parents to manage and moderate the gaming of their little 'uns, some of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Parental Controls
  • Video Get the Best of Both Worlds with this Transforming Joy-Con Grip Mod

    When two become one

    A while ago we posted a video on how to make a super-portable Joy-Con grip from a cheap Chinese product that costs only a few of your hard-earned dollars. However we weren't content with just that so we decided to take it all a step further. Inspired by various ideas from all over the internet we've cracked open the very same...

    • Hardware
    • Joy-Con
    • Switch
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Retro City Rampage DX is Coming to the Switch eShop Soon

    A warm-up for Shakedown Hawaii

    While we're keen to play Shakedown Hawaii, the next game from Vblank Entertainment, the studio has confirmed that Nintendo Switch owners will be able to pass the time with its spiritual predecessor. Retro City Rampage DX is heading to the Switch eShop, and is aiming for release within the next few weeks...

    • Switch eShop
  • Gallery We Take a Look at the SNES Mini (With Waluigi)

    Only slightly bigger than our correspondent's sunglasses

    This coming weekend brings us San Diego Comic-Con, with Nintendo gearing up to showcase a variety of games. Our man Alan Lopez went along to a pre-conference event and took the chance to take a good look at Nintendo's goodies, including the upcoming Super NES Classic Edition (NA)...

    • SNES Mini
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Retro
  • Feature Splatoon 2 and the Spirit of Miiverse - In Pictures

    Ponies, memes and slightly odd complaints

    Splatoon 2 is about to hit stores, but it's arrived on the eShop in Japan and some have received their pre-orders early all around the globe. While trying to figure out the Nintendo Switch Online app and generally messing about, your humble scribe clocked the first in-game Miiverse-style posts, following on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Splatoon 2
    • Miiverse
    • Weirdness
  • Video Get a Good Look at Infinite, the New Villain in Sonic Forces

    Speed off the charts

    SEGA continues to amp up the anticipation for Sonic Forces, introducing new stages, characters and music tracks on a weekly basis. This time around the focus is on Infinite, a new deadly foe for Sonic to face. He has a suitable 'bad-guy' voice, with the cutscene below showing an early encounter in the game. SEGA has also...

    • Sonic Forces
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Rogue Trooper Redux Price and Release Window Revealed

    Remastered for a whole new generation

    Developers Rebellion have revealed more information on third-person shooter Rogue Trooper Redux, including when the game is expected for release. Based off a comic-book series by the same name and originally released back in 2006, RTR is now being remastered for a whole new generation.   The game...

    • Switch eShop
    • Rogue Trooper Redux
  • News 'Elite Angel' Ekoro to be Added as DLC to Mighty Gunvolt Burst

    Free for two weeks

    Inti Creates has adopted a model to reward early adopters with free content, something we've seen with Blaster Master Zero. Now Switch and 3DS eShop title Mighty Gunvolt Burst will add content that, for a period, won't cost a cent. An update to version 1.1 will introduce DLC with Ekoro as a playable character;...

    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • DLC
  • News Tiny Barbarian DX To Feature Lovely Box-Art By Beloved Famitsu Artist

    We love some nice box art!

    Nicalis is on a bit of roll at the moment, with several games headed to the Switch in retail packaging; one of these is Tiny Barbarian DX, which is now scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2017 with an MSRP of $29.99. A European release could happen further down the line via Headup Games, as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nicalis
    • Artwork
  • News Intriguing Musical Action-Adventure Title, Figment, is Heading to Nintendo Switch

    A musical that adapts to gameplay

    The Switch eShop can add another intriguing release to its 2017 line-up, with confirmation that Figment is coming to the store. Developed by Bedtime Digital Games, its twist is that it's an action-adventure title (with a mix of puzzle-solving and combat) that is also a musical. Below you can see the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Figment
  • News 20th Century Fox’s Mega Man Movie Creeps Closer to Production

    Directors are in final talks

    With perhaps a few exceptions that have been so-so, movies based on video game properties have almost consistently been terrible adaptations. Perhaps this is due to how an interactive medium doesn’t translate to smoothly to one which is strictly visual, but even more plot-driven franchises like Assassin’s Creed have...

    • Movies
    • Mega Man
  • News Pokémon GO's Legendary Pokémon Are Arriving Very Soon

    It's going to be Legen...wait for it

    It's what plenty of fans have been waiting for. Niantic and The Pokémon Company have revealed that after much speculation legendary Pokémon will be arriving in Pokémon GO this weekend.  The trailer below shows off the recently-implemented Gym features, included Gym badges and Raids, before...

    • Pokémon GO
    • Niantic
    • Mobile
  • News Kid Tripp Will Dash Onto the 3DS eShop Next Week

    With a hop, skip and fireball dodge

    Kid Tripp is a game we've been highlighting over the past couple of months, a colourful retro-styled auto-runner that is heading to the 3DS and Switch. Developer Four Horses has now confirmed that the 3DS version is all set for release on 27th July in North America, Europe and Australia priced...

    • 3DS eShop
    • Kid Tripp

Wednesday19th Jul 2017

  • News The Nintendo Switch Online App Is Now Available for Download

    Just a few days early

    Nintendo’s made plenty of interesting decisions with its online service for this generation which have naturally divided opinion and one such decision was creating a mobile app to handle the majority of online friend and party functions, such as voice chat. Like it or hate it, this is what the company’s going to be rolling...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mobile
    • Online
  • News '90s Super GP Will Be Power Sliding On To Switch Soon

    The game formerly known as '90s Arcade Racer

    We were really looking forward to the gorgeous-looking 90's Arcade Racer landing on the Wii U eShop yonks ago, but it was not to be. Last year we reported that the game would no longer be coming to the Wii U and had been renamed as '90s Super GP. Thankfully we now have confirmation that Nicalis will...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nicalis
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nyko's Clip Grip Power Is The Perfect Partner For The Nintendo Switch Online App

    Now you're playing with power: Clip Grip Power!

    The Nintendo Switch Online app is now available for download and will prove invaluable to anyone who wants to communicate with other players in games such as Splatoon 2, which hits stores in a couple of days. But we hear you cry, where will you put your smartphone so you can reach it easily during...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nyko
    • Accessories
    • Joy-Con
  • Guide How To Invite Friends And Use Voice Chat On The Nintendo Switch Online App

    Better, connected

    Nintendo's fancy Switch Online App is now available, and Splatoon 2 is the first game you'll be able to use it with. The Japanese veteran has taken a rather unusual approach with this app; instead of including match-making features and voice-chat in-game, those elements are channelled through your smart device. Given how...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Voice Chat
    • Nintendo Online App
  • Feature Ex-Rare Composer Grant Kirkhope On "Breaking Mario" And Following In Koji Kondo's Footsteps

    "We've poured ourselves into this game to try and make it special"

    It's fair to say that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle didn't have the most auspicious of starts. When the game leaked it was met with a fair degree of scepticism, but that all changed when the title was unveiled onstage at E3, complete with an appearance by Shigeru Miyamoto himself...

    • Features
    • Music
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Grant Kirkhope
    • Interviews
  • News Ubisoft Will Announce More Nintendo Switch Titles "Quite Soon"

    Keep your powder dry

    Ubisoft may have had a slow start on Switch when compared to how enthusiastically it supported the Wii, 3DS and Wii U in the early days of those consoles, but with Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle on the horizon, the company is clearly taking the system very seriously indeed. The French publisher announced during its recent...

    • Ubisoft
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Sci-Fi Shooter Morphite Touches Down On Switch This September

    Inspired by Ratchet and Clank, Metroid Prime and Turok

    It has been revealed that Morphite will launch on the Switch eShop on September 7th, at the same time as all other previously confirmed versions of the game. Described as an "atmospheric exploration sci-fi shooter with platforming elements", Moprhite is a collaboration...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Prima Games' Nintendo SNES Classics Book Will Go Nicely With A SNES Mini

    Now you're reading with Super Power!

    Alongside the NES Mini, Prima released a lovely book featuring some of the games included on the mini-console to coincide with this. It really reminded us of the old Nintendo Power days and was a nice accompaniment to the NES Mini (that is if you were able to buy one!). To go with the SNES Mini, you'll be able...

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • SNES Mini
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Books
  • News R.B.I. Baseball 17 Steps Up To The Plate On Switch This September

    Dynamite slugger

    R.B.I. Baseball 17 is coming to the Nintendo Switch, it has been confirmed. The game has a launch date of September 5th, and showcases officially-licenced teams, a full season mode, local multiplayer and a roster edit mode. It will retail for $29.99. Here's the press release: R.B.I. Baseball 17, developed by MLBAM and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • R.B.I. Baseball
  • News Pokémon GO iOS 1.39.0 & Android 0.69.0 Update Rolls Out

    New icons, search screen & Gym fixes

    Niantic Labs has begun rolling out the latest update for Pokémon GO users worldwide.  This latest update features an array of minor additions and small improvements to the core of the game, but most importantly improves upon the recent addition of Poké Gyms. One annoying problem among...

    • Pokemon GO
    • Niantic
    • Pokemon
    • Smartphones
    • Mobile
  • News Boost Beast Arrives On Switch eShop Tomorrow

    Connect, clear and summon

    Arc System Works have just announced that beat'em up puzzle game Boost Beast will be released onto the Switch eShop come 20th July - that's tomorrow. When a virus-carrying meteorite infects all humans and transforms them into mindless zombies, of course to save the day we need...Alec the "King of Dogs". Connecting the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Boost Beast
  • News Beach Buggy Racing Screeches Onto Switch Next Week

    Buggy Boy

    It's worth loading up the Switch eShop once in a while just to see what's new in the coming soon section. Today we spotted Beach Buggy Racing is lined up for release on the 27th of July for the princely sum of £9.99. The North American release is likely to be at the same time. Developed by Vector Unit, Beach Buggy Racing looks like a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Hyper Light Drifter Might Have a Shot at Coming to Switch

    “Looking into it!”

    Remember Hyper Light Drifter? The somber neon action game took a lot of its cues from The Legend of Zelda and was a standout indie release of last year, with a Wii U version planned at one point. Unfortunately, the developer ran into significant development barriers—the game would have to be entirely rebuilt in a brand new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hyper Light Drifter

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