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  • News Nicalis Slashes Prices Of 12 Games In Nintendo Switch eShop Sale (Europe)

    Up to 66% off games like Cave Story+

    Publisher Nicalis is currently hosting a mighty sale on the Nintendo Switch eShop in Europe, slashing the prices of almost every one of its games. There are 12 titles available at a lower-than-usual price point at the moment, some of which seem to be at their lowest price ever. Here's the full list, including...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • Nicalis
  • News Nicalis Releasing Physical Switch Edition Of Redout On 27th March, Pre-Order Now

    First 1,000 copies include a mini CD soundtrack

    If you're looking for a fast fix on the Switch, one game worth checking out is Redout. It's a high-intensity low-gravity futuristic racing experience that is similar but different to games like FAST RMX, Wipeout and even the F-Zero series. In the latest news, Redout's publisher Nicalis has announced a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nicalis
  • News Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Makes Its Netflix Debut On 27th February

    The legend returns

    The Pokémon Company has announced the latest animated Pokémon movie, Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, will be making its debut on the digital streaming service Netflix next month, on 27th February. If you recall our coverage of this movie last year, you might remember how it is a CGI reimagining of Pokémon: The First...

    • Pokemon
    • Movie
    • Netflix
    • Mewtwo
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate Hosts Kunio-kun Event Later This Week, Four New Spirits Up For Grabs

    Get ready to brawl

    One iconic series that doesn't always get the recognition it probably deserves is Kunio-kun (also known as River City and Street Gangs here in the west). Thankfully, though, this week Nintendo is celebrating it in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Starting this Friday, on 24th January, there'll be a new event all about this long-time...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Panic Button Needs Time To Refine DOOM Eternal On Switch, id Software Says It Won't Be A "Huge" Delay

    Hell, we're excited

    As you might recall, last year DOOM Eternal got delayed. The reason behind it was to ensure id Software and Bethesda could deliver "the best experience" possible. The Switch version was, unfortunately, hit the hardest at the time, and the developer said it would announce a release date for this particular platform in the future...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • DOOM Eternal
    • id Software
    • Panic Button
  • News Harder Difficulties And Permadeath Return To DOOM Eternal

    Ready up

    Updated - Wed 22nd Jan, 2020 03:30 GMT: DOOM has always been known for having multiple difficulty settings that will give even the most seasoned gamer a tough time. When DOOM Eternal is released, it'll continue this tradition. Shacknews recently went hands-on with a preview build of the game and spotted a "top-tier" Nightmare difficulty,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • DOOM Eternal
  • News Mortal Kombat Kollection Online Rated By PEGI, And It's Bringing The "Klassics" To Switch

    Get over here!

    The Pan European Game Information board (commonly abbreviated as PEGI), has seemingly lifted the lid on the Mortal Kombat Kollection Online ahead of an official announcement. If this rating is accurate, the game will be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch in the near future. A project from the team behind...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mortal Kombat
    • Warner Bros.

YesterdayTue, 21st Jan 2020

  • News Federal Court Rules $10.1 Million Case Against Nintendo's Wii Remote As Invalid

    Nintendo says it will "vigorously defend" its products

    In a press release sent out today, Nintendo has announced that a patent asserted against technology found within the Wii Remote has been deemed invalid. The ruling comes from a federal court in Dallas and nullifies a $10.1 million jury award against Nintendo from way back in 2017. According to...

    • Wii
    • Nintendo
    • Legal
  • News Saber Interactive Says The Witcher 3 Update For Switch Will Be "Worth The Wait"

    More than minor?

    Earlier this month, Saber Interactive said it was hard at work on an update for its Switch port of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition. While it was originally thought to be a minor update, a recent comment from the developer suggests it might be a lot bigger. In response to a question on its

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • The Witcher 3
    • Saber Interactive
  • News Expect Game Announcements "Throughout The Year", Says Nintendo

    Surprising no one, really

    Just in case anyone out there was worried about Nintendo's lineup of releases for 2020, you'll be pleased to know that the gaming giant has confirmed that more announcements will be coming our way throughout the rest of the year. Because of course they are. Yesterday, we shared an infographic that shows off 20 exciting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Pixel Artist Imagines What Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Would Look Like On The SNES

    ...and now we want to play it

    Zelda: Breath of the Wild redefined what we expect from a Zelda game, pushing the series forward in exciting new directions but also shedding some of the baggage the franchise has been saddled with since the '80s. Still, that doesn't mean we don't have a soft spot for Zelda's past glories, and it goes without saying...

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    • Zelda
    • SNES
  • Talking Point How Often Do You Make The 'Switch Sacrifice'?

    Portability or performance - which do you choose?

    As any Switch owner knows, one of the biggest selling points of the console is the ability to seamlessly transition from docked to portable mode and play your games wherever you like; it's the USP that Nintendo pushed from the beginning and has given players the freedom to take their AAA titles on...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Square Enix Indie Division Teases Imminent Nintendo Switch Announcement

    But what could it be?

    Square Enix Collective, a division of the well-known Japanese publisher which provides funding and publishing services to indie developers, has teased a new Switch announcement for later this week. The studio is remaining tight-lipped on what the announcement might be, but you can see the tease for yourself below. In this very...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • News Nintendo Reveals The Playable Characters In The Next Wave Of DLC For Fire Emblem: Three Houses

    Prepare for battle, again

    Last week, the protagonist of Fire Emblem: Three Houses Byleth was announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a DLC character and it was also revealed a fourth house would be added to the newest Fire Emblem entry on Switch. So far, we know the fourth house featured in the fourth Expansion DLC – Cindered Shadows – will...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Emblem
    • DLC
  • News The Switch Online Mobile App Just Got Another Minor Update

    It's been a while...

    If you're one of the few people who still make regular use of the Switch Online smartphone app, you might be interested to hear Nintendo recently rolled out a new update for it. Admittedly, though, it doesn't do much. This time around it's a simple fix for an issue that made it impossible to sign in on certain devices:...

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    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Mobile
  • News Here's Your First Look At The Third Season Of Castlevania On Netflix

    But there's still no release date

    One surprisingly good animated series released by Netflix in recent years is Castlevania. It's based on the video game series of the same name and stars the one and only Trevor Belmont who must save the world from Dracula's army of demons. The show was developed by Adi Shankar and a third season was previously...

    • Castlevania
    • Netflix
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Character Renders Appear, Long Sleeves For Animals Confirmed

    Hoodies, shirts, cardigans!

    A fresh batch of official character renders for Animal Crossing: New Horizons has appeared, giving us a good look at some of our favourite villagers (islanders?) in the new game, and confirming an absolute bombshell: they can wear long sleeves! We jest, of course, but this is actually a series first and will no doubt add...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Upcoming Releases
  • UK Charts WarioWare Gold Leaps From 827th To Fifth In Very Successful Week For 3DS

    Here's one for the grandkids...

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 18th January, revealing that the good old 3DS has had a pretty cracking week in the country. The biggest talking point here is WarioWare Gold, which has managed to climb all the way up to fifth position out of absolutely nowhere. According to GamesIndustry.biz, the game was...

    • 3DS
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News This Untitled Goose Game LEGO Set Could Be Yours, But You'll Have To Vote For It

    Complete with goose and Minifigure

    Indie sensation Untitled Goose Game could get its very own LEGO set, but you'll have to put your mouse clicking where your mouth is to turn that dream into a reality. A LEGO set idea based on the popular game has been submitted to LEGO Ideas, a website which allows fans to share their very own ideas for new LEGO...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • LEGO
    • Switch eShop
  • News Surprise! The Walking Dead Seasons 2 And 3 Have Launched On Switch Today

    Two games out of the blue

    Today, both The Walking Dead: Season Two and The Walking Dead: A New Frontier have released on Nintendo Switch. Both are available to download from the eShop as we speak. Both games were first announced for Switch wa

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Animal Crossing's Former Co-Director Isao Moro Is Now Teaching Children How To Program

    Life after Nintendo

    For a lot of individuals, being employed by Nintendo and helping create a series like Animal Crossing would probably be a dream job that they would want to keep doing for as long as possible. Not everyone at the company necessarily sees out the remainder of their working years there, though. Isao Moro is one of these people who...

    • Nintendo
    • Isao Moro
    • Animal Crossing
    • Japan
  • Anniversary Super Smash Bros. Turns 21 Today

    And look how far it's come!

    On 21st January 1999, the original Super Smash Bros. was released for the Nintendo 64 in Japan. Over the last 21 years, Smash has become one of the most celebrated, adored, and hype-inducing series available on Nintendo's platforms. The character selection screen in Super Smash Bros. with all characters unlocked...

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    • N64
    • Retro
    • Anniversary
  • Review Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times - Passable Fantasy Role-Playing Action

    Dungeon brawling

    The Warhammer licence has spawned countless games over the years – from surprisingly decent shooters to god-awful tactical offerings, and everything in between – but it’s when developers attempt to emulate the tabletop gaming that things can get really interesting. The original 1995 version of Warhammer Quest was recreated in...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Warhammer
  • News Capcom Devs Open To New Mega Man Battle Network Game, But Need To Consider "All" Factors

    It requires "careful ideas and preparations"

    Capcom's blue bomber Mega Man might not be the most popular video game mascot nowadays, but he's still got a full-time gig. In more recent years we've seen the release of Mega Man 11, multiple Mega Man collections and last year he even got a new animated show called Mega Man: Fully Charged. With a lot of...

    • Capcom
    • Mega Man
  • News Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of New Champions Brings The Soccer-Anime Series Back After 10 Years Away

    Heading to Switch in the west

    Ten whole years since the release of the last game in the series, Bandai Namco has announced Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of New Champions for Nintendo Switch and other platforms. Based on the manga created by Yoichi Takahashi, the game is set to follow the athletic exploits of Tsubasa Ozora and the glory his teammates...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Another Mario Kart Tour Multiplayer Test Is Coming, And You're Invited

    No subscription required

    Nintendo has revealed that Mario Kart Tour is set to feature a second beta test for its upcoming multiplayer offerings, and this time everyone can get in on the fun. We've known that multiplayer racing has been planned for the app ever since it launched back in September last year, but it still hasn't arrived in full form...

    • Mario Kart
    • Mario Kart Tour
    • Mobile
  • News Chill The Beans This Week With OmoTomO, A Zen Garden Puzzler Creeping To Switch

    Notlob

    Coming later this week to eShop is this relaxing, Japanese-inspired puzzler from developers at the University of Arts in Zurich. Funded by the Swiss Art council, OmoTomO takes place in a zen garden setting and charges you with guiding two growing tree-like creatures (the eponymous and palindromic OmoTomO) over stones to water. Further...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sinless, A Snatcher-Inspired Point-And-Click Visual Novel, Lands On Switch This Week

    Cyberpunk-and-click

    Arriving later this week on Switch eShop, MGP Studios' Sinless is a point-and-click visual novel hybrid hoping to capture some of the spirit of Hideo Kojima's 1988 graphic adventure Snatcher. Set in a cyberpunk future, you reside in an 'Omni-Care sanctioned city' in a world that's been consumed by a 'New Order'. On the surface...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Monday20th Jan 2020

  • News Nintendo Reminds Us Of 20 Exciting Games Coming To Switch In 2020 With New Infographic

    Animal Crossing, Xenoblade, Pokémon and more

    We get the feeling that Nintendo has plenty of titles still yet to be revealed for its 2020 lineup, but that doesn't mean that there aren't lots of games already confirmed. To remind us of that fact, Nintendo or Europe has shared a new infographic (via email newsletter) to highlight 20 exciting titles...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Played 242 PlayStation Games Last Year

    "I wonder how many it would be [with Switch included]?"

    Super Smash Bros. has become more than just a celebration of Nintendo, but rather a celebration of all things gaming thanks to the frankly ridiculous roster available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It's no surprise really, especially when you consider that its creator is also a fan of games...

    • Masahiro Sakurai
    • Super Smash Bros
    • PlayStation
    • Random
  • Guide Here's How To Play Fire Emblem Warriors For Free, Even Without A Japanese Switch

    Play free all week long

    Starting from today and running until 26th January, Nintendo Switch Online users in Japan are being granted access to the entirety of Fire Emblem Warriors for free. The game will then be locked after that date (unless you buy the full thing), but if you've got plenty of time over the next few days you could certainly see what...

    • Guide
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Emblem
  • Review 198X - A Fabulous, If Fleeting, Celebration Of Arcade Gaming's Golden Era

    Short, but definitely sweet

    There's no denying that for many people, video games offer a means to escape the hum-drum of their daily lives and enter a world that promises plenty of excitement, as well as a stern challenge. For the young protagonist of 198X – known only as 'The Kid' – there's something more than that; video games are how he deals...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • 198X
  • News New Nintendo Patent Shows Touch Pen Attachment For Switch Joy-Con

    Images reveal software ideas

    A newly published patent has been discovered which shows a 'Touch P

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • News Super Tennis Is Coming To Switch, But It's Not The One You Think

    Mistaken identity?

    Super Tennis is unquestionably one of the best simulations of the sport ever created, and, despite the passage of time, it still manages to trump most other tennis games released since. While its crude 2D visuals and Mode 7 effects might look primitive today, it's still a fantastically playable game – which is why we were so...

    • Switch eShop
  • News It's Raining Fists And Metal Is Like A Rhythm-Based Smash Bros., And It's Out Today On Switch

    Smash opponents to the beat

    Launching today on Nintendo Switch is It's Raining Fists And Metal, a music and rhythm-based brawler that dials things up to eleven. With similarities to classic arena brawlers like Super Smash Bros., the game has up to four players battling it out on the same screen, attempting to deal enough damage and then hit them...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Feature Beat Blue Monday With The Best Feel-Good Games On Nintendo Systems

    Turn that January frown upside down

    Blue Monday has arrived and, no, it's not some new post-Christmas Black Friday-alike designed to keep the retail sector ticking over through the lean winter months. It's the day of the year when people are statistically most downbeat and gloomy according to scientists, or something. To be fair, it's...

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    • Best Games
  • News Sega To Share Fresh Sonic News On The 20th Of Every Month During 2020

    The year of Sonic?

    Sega has kickstarted a new 'Sonic 2020' project which will see news relating to the speedy hog arrive on our digital doorstep on the 20th of every month this year. Today's big news is the reveal of the project itself, but a nice selection of wallpapers, social media avatar icons and even a Twitter header have been shared on...

    • Sonic
    • Sega
  • News Heartwarming Clip Shows Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Made More Accessible Thanks To Microsoft's Adaptive Controller

    And a touch of fatherly magic

    Time and time again, Microsoft's Adaptive Controller has proven to be a fantastic bit of kit. We've seen a number of cases where it has given people the chance to play their favourite games when they otherwise wouldn't have been able to, and this particular example is sure to lift up your gloomy Monday. Rory Steel has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Microsoft
  • Random Watch Sean Astin Present Facts About Mario, Pokémon And The Nintendo PlayStation

    A new series from the Lord of the Rings star

    If there's one thing we didn't expect to appear on the weird and wacky world of YouTube, it was a series of meme culture-style videos exploring slightly obscure facts from Nintendo games narrated by Sean Astin. As it happens, that ridiculously specific form of entertainment has actually taken shape. The...

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    • Video
    • Nintendo
  • News Aussie Retailer Lists Standalone Physical Releases Of Resident Evil 5 And 6 On Switch

    Update: Turns out it was a mistake

    Update (Mon 20th Jan, 2020): Mighty Ape has admitted that the listings were a mistake and that the games are only being released in digital form. Boo. Original Story (Mon 6th Jan, 2020 11:00 GMT): Both Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Resident Evil
  • News Soon You'll Be Able To Try Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair Before You Buy

    Demo arrives on the eShop on 30th January

    When we reviewed Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair back in October 2019, we said it was "a fantastic sophomore effort that pays tribute to Rare's past and establishes Playtonic as one of the UK's most exciting studios." If that wasn't enough encouragement for you to buy it, then perhaps the ability to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Yooka-Laylee
  • News Get Your Very Own Emote Released In Fortnite With This New Competition

    'Emote Royale'

    Sure, nabbing tense Victory Royales thanks to your expert building skills and blasting your way through a Season Pass might be the aim of the game, but Fortnite's huge roster of in-game dances offers up a whole other way to enjoy messing around with your mates. If you like to treat yourself to a new emote or two every now and then,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Switch eShop

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