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  • Anniversary It's One Year Since Nintendo Showed Us The Switch

    NX level stuff

    Incredibly, it's now one year since Nintendo lifted the lid on the Switch - and Nintendo Karen. Leaked many months ahead of the official reveal, the hybrid nature of the Switch - then known as "NX" - left some unconvinced. Even the announcement video itself - which focused on the system's ability to t

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Videos
    • Anniversary
  • News Splatoon 2 Update 1.4.1 Is Now Live, And Here's What's Changed

    Fixes weapon issues, mainly

    It's update city this week in the world of Nintendo - yesterday we got updates for the Switch, Joy-Con and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and today everyone's favourite ink-shooting online blaster is getting a refresh. Before you get too excited,

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Splatoon 2
    • Updates
  • News EA Won't Entirely Rule Out Star Wars Battlefront II Coming To Switch

    "This is something we'll explore if we see opportunities there"

    With Star Wars: The Last Jedi just around the corner the release of Star Wars Battlefront II is well-timed, and we can expect the FPS title to gain plenty of attention, not just for its connection to the wider Star Wars universe but because it's shaping up to be a very impressive title...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Star Wars
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    Switch eShop

    Review Party Golf

    Hole-in-100+

    The Switch is slowly but surely becoming one of the best available entertainment systems for multiplayer fun. The eShop is positively bursting at the seams with great co-op adventures and games that focus on simple, pick-up-and-play action for multiple players to enjoy. Party Golf is one of the latest titles to jump on board, hoping to...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Party Golf
  • News Fire Emblem Warriors Season Pass DLC Will Include Plenty of Familiar Faces

    Tharja! Azura! Minerva! Owain! More!

    Fire Emblem Warriors is out today on Switch and New 3DS, and we think it's pretty good; for those wondering, we also have a New 3DS version review in the works to go live very soon. There's plenty for players to do in the game, such as the main campaign and 'History' battles, but just like with Hyrule...

  • News Moon Hunters Lands On the Switch eShop Next Week

    Mesopotamian mayhem

    We're really looking forward to playing Kitfox Games' Moon Hunters, which was announced for the Switch eShop last month. It's now been given a release date for next week on 26th October, priced at £9.99 in the UK. We expect the North American release to be on the same day also. In the game you create your own legend in a 1-to-4...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Don't Forget This Week's Musical Retail Arrival on Wii

    Sing when you're winning

    Ah, the Wii. The little system is now nearly 11 years old and was an outstanding commercial success; it also brought us a wonderful game library with plenty of titles that'll go down as Nintendo classics. Its broad appeal also made it ripe for various so-called 'casual' games, and despite the system being long since...

    • Wii
    • Let's Sing
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    Switch eShop

    Review Putty Pals

    A Puzzler Built For Two

    The Nintendo Switch has brought social gaming back to the couch with aplomb. With the ability to literally disconnect two controllers and hand one to a buddy, how could it not? While competitive multiplayer has been the main thrust, cooperative experiences seem to be fewer and far between. Putty Pals is your friendly reminder...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Putty Pals
  • News Super Meat Boy Releases on Switch This Year

    Digital release this year, physical likely next year

    One of the most significant indie platformers of the past few years is that of Super Meat Boy, the tough-as-nails game that has frustrated many a gamer over the various platforms that it’s seen release on. Naturally, fans have noted that Super Meat Boy would be a good fit on the Switch and have...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Meat Boy
  • News Get a Good Look at Snipperclips Plus: Cut it out, together!

    Cute cutting

    The original Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! was a major early hit on the Switch eShop; developed by a small UK studio, Nintendo liked the concept enough to buy the IP and publish the game. It led the way in terms of early download-only sales on the store. It wasn't too surprising, then, when the most recent Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Snipperclips Plus
  • News Mutation Nation Is Your Next HAMSTER ACA Release on Switch

    No turtles here

    Side scrolling beat' em up fans can rejoice, because when it rains (Wulverblade, Robo Army), it pours. Next week HAMSTER is re-releasing Mutation Nation on the Switch through the ACA series, a tale of mutation and madness set in the now not-too-distant year of 2050. As if we ever really needed any sort of plot to put down some...

    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
    • eShop
    • Hamster
    • Mutation Nation
  • News Minecraft-Like Title Battleminerz is Heading to 3DS This Year

    Amazeballz

    The world has seen a small army of Minecraft clones make their way to gaming consoles - some have been successful, others not so much. Developer Wobbly Tooth Games is the latest to join the trend (for a second time, actually) by bringing Battleminerz to Nintendo 3DS. The game is a sequel to the studio's earlier effort Battleminer (a game...

    • 3DS eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News King Oddball is Looking to Rule the Switch eShop Very Soon

    Utter madness

    Certainly one of the crazier concepts for a game we have seen in recent times, King Oddball is set to land on the Switch's eShop with a bang - and there's not long to wait until it does. You take control of a boulder (the King of boulders it would seem) with the aim of using your ridiculously long tongue to lick up other, smaller...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Zombie Gold Rush is Creeping Onto Switch In Time For Halloween

    Kill zombies, earn cash

    Scrolling through the 'Coming Soon' section of the Switch's eShop can become a rather fun pastime - especially with the amount of games that are bombarding the system at the moment. One such game that has recently appeared in this menu of future delights is Zombie Gold Rush. The game sees you jumping into various cars and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Splasher Will Make Its Mark on the Switch eShop Very Soon

    Splashdown

    For those seeking some fast-paced 2D platforming on the Switch eShop, there's a promising option right around the corner. Playdius has confirmed that Splasher has its final release date on the system, launching on 26th October for €14.99 / $14.99USD / £11.99. In the game you use various inks and resources to 'splash' walls and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Playdius
    • Splasher

Thursday19th Oct 2017

  • News Egads, You Can Now Use Wireless Headphones With Switch Thanks To The 4.0.0 Update

    Music to our ears!

    One of the biggest complaints about the Switch is the lack of any kind of support for wireless headphones beyond wangling something together with an adapter, which introduces lag and other horrible nasties. Thankfully, with the latest firmware update the Switch finally has some support for these oh-so-convenient lovelies, despite...

    • Switch
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Update
  • News Massive Nintendo Switch System Update - Version 4.0.0 - Adds Video Capture and More

    You can also transfer user data, pre-load some eShop games

    Nintendo has unleashed its most significant Switch system update so far, to version 4.0.0. It adds a few key features, the most notable of which is the ability to use the Capture button to grab video clips up to 30 seconds long. If something neat happens in game, pressing and holding the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
    • Capture
    • Firmware
  • News It's Not Just The Switch Which Received A Firmware Update Today

    Those lovely Joy-Cons are joining the party, too

    Earlier today Nintendo issued a new firmware update for the Switch which brings video recording, data transfer and some other goodies to the table. However, it's not just the main console which got an update today - the Joy-Con controllers have also been issued with a firmware refresh. To update...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
    • Joy-Con
  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Gets Updated, Here's What's New And Different

    "​No more than one Piranha Plant will appear at a time"

    It's update day! Not only have we had firmware updates for the Switch and its Joy-Con controllers, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has also received a timely software refresh. The most important update we already know about - it's the ability to capture video durin

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    • Updates
  • Nintendo Download 19th October (North America)

    Fire Emblem Warriors! The Mummy Demastered! Knight Terrors! Much more!

    It's another Nintendo Download Update for North America, and as is now the norm it's absolutely jam-packed with content. The Nintendo Switch eShop accounts for most of the options, again, with a first-party retail title being joined by some download-only gems; the New 3DS doesn't...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • Exclusive Game Freak Explains Why We Should All Play Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

    Riding Mantine, new Pokemon, Mewtwo and more

    Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon aren't far away on 3DS, and the more we learn about the new titles the clearer it gets that they're offering more than minor expansions. The Pokémon Company and Game Freak have emphasised that there'll be an expansive storyline, and in a new twist to previous expansions...

    • Features
    • Exclusive
    • Pokemon
    • Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
  • Rumour LEGO Dimensions Has Apparently Been Killed Off

    A year earlier than planned

    According to a report by Eurogamer, the toys-to-life franchise LEGO Dimensions seems to have come to an end much earlier than first planned. Released on Wii U, as well as various other platforms, the game has seen an enormous variety of licensed figures from franchises such as The Simpsons, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, and...

    • Wii U
    • LEGO Dimensions
  • Hardware Review The Super Famicom Mini Is For Hardcore Collectors Only

    Turning Japanese?

    Not all micro-consoles are created equal, the SNES Classic Mini being the perfect example of this (not-so-universal) truth. The western versions may have the same game selection but the North American and European editions showcase radically different case designs, which has led to some particularly dedicated Nintendo fans buying...

    • Features
    • Hardware Review
    • Super Famicom
    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
  • News Nintendo of America Boasts of Major Sales Success in September's NPD Results

    Nintendo systems claimed two-thirds of all US hardware sales

    September was a busy month for Nintendo - though October through December aren't any quieter - as the company made a big push on multiple fronts. It seems to have paid off, however, with Nintendo of America highlighting some significant positives from the most recent NPD US results. It...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • SNES Mini
    • NPD
    • Sales
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    Switch eShop

    Review JYDGE

    Enforce law and order on the city streets of Edenbyrg

    Imagine a bleak dystopian future where crime is rampant and multiple citizens are being held as hostages by dangerous people. JYDGE, recently launched on Steam  and now available via the Switch eShop, explores this exact scenario. When all goes to hell in the cyberpunk city of Edenbyrg, the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • JYDGE
  • News RiME Takes Up More Space On Switch Than On Xbox One And PlayStation 4

    There's a thing

    RiME comes to Switch soon, and while the wait has been quite a long one we're hopeful that it will have been well worth it. Interestingly, it has been discovered that RiME on Switch - despite being portable - takes up more storage space than it does on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. According to the game's eShop page, RiME gobbles up...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • RiME
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Nintendo Download 19th October (Europe)

    Fire Emblem Warriors! Spelunker Party! Elliot Quest! Much more!

    The latest European Nintendo Download Update is live, and it's another busy line-up with lots of varied options. There are two retail releases on Switch alongside the usual inundation of download games, while there are also big arrivals on the New 3DS / 3DS. With plentiful discounts...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • New Nintendo 3DS
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    Switch eShop

    Review The Jackbox Party Pack 4

    Changing the four-mula?

    Ever since the first 'You Don't Know Jack' game arrived on PC in 2011, the Jackbox brand has increasingly targeted consoles with its quirky cooperative and competitive experiences. As 'traditional' party game experiences have been joined by more and more virtual board games and digital quiz shows over the last few years,...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Jackbox Party Pack
  • Video Check Out These New Mini Games in Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2

    Spooky

    One of the standout games in the early 3DS library was that of Resident Evil Revelations, a refreshing return to form for the series. Since then, it’s been ported to just about every device that Capcom reasoned it could sell the game on, and has received a sequel in Resident Evil Revelations 2. Now that both are soon to be available on the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Resident Evil
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Switch Video Capture May Go Beyond 30 Second Limit In The Future

    Potentially up to five minutes

    You may already be aware that the Switch recently received a huge system update which, amongst other things, introduced the ability to use the Capture button to record the last 30 seconds of your gameplay on selected titles. Now, according to a report from Kotaku, we have learnt that this feature could potentially...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
    • Capture
    • Firmware
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    Switch

    Review 88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition

    I've got 98 problems but a Switch ain't one

    Apparently these new-fangled superhero movies are all the rage nowadays! People seem to really connect with demi-gods fighting insectoid aliens while destroying cities, and with such memorable characters how could you not? There's Wonder Woman, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Batman, Glass Girl, Jim Nastics,...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 88 Heroes
  • News Pokémon GO Halloween Event Introduces Gen 3 Ghost Types

    Full Gen 3 roster coming in December

    A few days ago we reported on the Gen 3 monsters revealed in a leak for the upcoming Pokémon GO Halloween event.  Now the official PR is here, we can confirm that a number of Generation III ghost-type Pokémon "originally discovered in the Hoenn region" are coming to the game, including Sableye and...

    • Pokemon GO
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
  • Guide How To Unlock Every Badge In ARMS

    New reasons to play

    ARMS was recently updated to include unlockable achievement badges which track your performance in-game. You can wear these to show off your favourite achievement to other players. You may be wondering exactly what these badges are, and that's where we come in. Below you'll find what's required to gain both the Fixed Design and...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
  • Hardware Review Hori Empera Hook HDP Splatoon 2 Stereo Headset For Switch

    Off the hook

    We've already looked at Hori's basic solution for in-game voice chat on Switch, but here's a good chance that most Nintendo fans will have their eyes on the manufacturer's other option, the Empera Hook HDP headset designed to look like the very cans worn by characters in Splatoon 2. On a basic level, there's no difference between these...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware Review
    • Hori
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Don't Worry, You'll Be Able To Capture Video In Super Mario Odyssey

    Another thing for Cappy to capture!

    The big Nintendo Switch v4.0 firmware update dropped earlier today and one of the really nice additions is the ability to record 30 seconds of video gameplay which you can easily share on social media. At the moment it only works with the following 4 games which have received patches to support it: The Legend of...

    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Firmware
  • News Kirby Battle Royale Demo Arrives Today on the 3DS in Europe

    Includes Meta Knight unlock with save transfer

    It's not often nowadays that we see significant release date discrepancies between Europe and North America, but that'll be the case with Kirby Battle Royale; it's not due until 19th January in North America, but lands on 3rd November in Europe. In order to build hype and increase awareness,...

    • Kirby
    • 3DS
    • Demo
  • News Spelunker Party! Launches With a Snazzy New Trailer

    Another option for this week

    In recent weeks the Switch has been getting bombarded with so many new releases that we've started to think there are almost too many. Thursdays are when we see the vast majority of these titles hit the eShop and one of today's new offerings is Square Enix's Spelunker Party! You can check out a brand new...

    • Switch eShop
    • Spelunker Party
    • Square Enix

Wednesday18th Oct 2017

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    Switch

    Review Fire Emblem Warriors

    Bonded blades

    Koei Tecmo's Warriors franchise – also known by its Japanese title of "Musou" – has fans the world over, but we'd be willing to bet that quite a few of the people who picked up the superb Hyrule Warriors on Wii U and 3DS had never played any of the previous entries. Combing the hack-and-slash gameplay of the series with the lore of...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Emblem
    • Fire Emblem Warriors
  • News Lost Sphear Makes Modest Debut in Japan But Switch Stays on Top

    Four of the top five games are on Switch and 3DS

    The Japanese Media Create chart results are out, and it proved to be a relatively quiet week in the market - there are some reasonable results for Nintendo, nonetheless. Starting with software we have Middle-earth: Shadow of War taking top spot on PS4, though its actual sales numbers weren't...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
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    Switch eShop

    Review Ninja Shodown

    Bad for your stealth

    Ninjas by their very nature are an elegant and elusive group - patiently lurking in shadows in order to dispatch foes without anyone ever realising they were there. Their grace and efficiency have become legendary over hundreds of years. In the medium of video games, however, ninjas have a somewhat 'varied' depiction, none more...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Ninja Shodown
  • News Action RPG Moonlighter Has Been Confirmed for Switch

    With an awesome reveal trailer

    After smashing its Kickstarter goal, Digital Sun Games' action RPG title Moonlighter has been steadily getting closer to release. Until now there had been no inclination of a release on Switch but, thanks to a rather epic reveal trailer, we now know that the game is indeed coming to the console. The game sees you lead...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News ARMS Version 3.2 Is Now Live

    Badges! Replays! Evil Spring Man!

    ARMS has been consistently supported by Nintendo in its post release period, receiving balancing tweaks, new fighters and ARMS, and new stages. The last update brought us a new stage and a whole wealth of balancing tweaks, but this new one promised to bring much more. It’s now live and available for download, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
    • Updates
  • News The Latest Zelda: Breath of the Wild 'Tip' is All About Selfies

    Peak internet

    Well, the end is coming, it was fun while it lasted. After a number of months of small but occasionally handy gifts through the 'Tips from the Wild' Switch news posts, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has taken its impressive success and online buzz in order to go peak internet. Yep, it's a post about selfies. It...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Reminder Don't Forget This Week's Early Switch eShop Releases

    Three to choose from

    The standard Nintendo Download Update is on a Thursday, but with more titles arriving on Switch alongside other versions we're seeing a variety of games on different days. Due to how busy each week's update is at present it's easy to lose track of these odd-day releases. With that in mind, here's a pre-update reminder on the...

    • Switch eShop
  • News Batman - The Telltale Series Finally Gets Release Date Confirmation for Switch

    We're all Batman

    Here's one to file under 'random announcement of the day'. You see, Batman - The Telltale Series has been listed on retail sites for quite some time with a 17th November release date, but Telltale didn't seem to say anything. You could look through the studio's social media accounts, official website and so on, and there wasn't a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Batman
    • Telltale
  • News Satellaview BS Zelda Third and Fourth Quests Get MSU1 Audio

    It's dangerous to go alone, take this Hi Fi soundtrack

    The Satellaview is one of the Holy Grails of any Super Nintendo aficionado. This accessory allowed Japanese players to download exclusive games and even play exclusive sessions with live narration on scheduled broadcasts way back in 1995. As one might imagine, most of these sessions were a one...

    • SNES
    • Super Nintendo
    • MSU1
    • Sattelaview
    • BS Zelda
  • News Elliot Quest Begins Its Switch Adventure This Week

    PlayEveryWare's impressive title gets another chance

    Elliot Quest opts for a simple look, but underneath that exterior is a rather accomplished adventure game. It was an impressive indication of what could be achieved through HTML5 technology on the Wii U eShop, before it was then ported to C++ (not Unity as we initially stated) and released on...

    • Switch eShop
  • News New Story Trailer For Apollo Justice On 3DS Reveals Release Dates For North America & Europe

    You won’t object to this

    Earlier this year Capcom announced it was releasing a revamped version of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney on the 3DS. With the game already scheduled for a November launch, the Japan-based publisher and developer has now confirmed the title will release in North America on 21st November and across Europe on 23rd November. To...

    • 3DS
    • 3DS eShop
  • News There'll be a Free Fire Emblem Warriors Japanese Voice Pack to Download

    Out on launch day

    Just recently we shared a European launch trailer for Fire Emblem Warriors, but it turns out it wasn't the most interesting video for the game to come out. The North American launch trailer confirms that a free Japanese voice pack download will be available on 20th October. There had been confusion around whether Japanese...

    • Fire Emblem
    • Fire Emblem Warriors
    • Nintendo Switch
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • News Monster Jam: Crush It! Arrives on Halloween, Even Though They're Not Actual Monsters

    We see what they did there

    During the Summer we shared the news that Monster Jam: Crush It! is heading to the Switch, and now the eShop pages (via the ever reliable 'Coming Soon' section) has backed up online retail listings to pin down a release date - 31st October. Yep, we reckon they're trying to be a bit clever with that release date. It's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Attack on Titan 2 Will Be Playable at Paris Games Week

    The first opportunity to go hands on

    For fans of the anime the original Attack on Titan console game was an exciting release, while there was also an interesting 3DS title localised out of Japan. With the Switch now getting some cross-platform games, however, it was particularly pleasing to hear recently that it's getting Attack on Titan 2, the next...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Koei Tecmo
    • Attack on Titan 2
  • News Super Ping Pong Trick Shot Bounces Onto Switch eShop Tomorrow

    Tricking out or a load of balls?

    The Switch eShop has been inundated with a whole slew of great games lately, our resident video producer Alex even argues that it's become a problem, in a nice way. Like any store, especially now that curation has evidently well and truly ended, there will also be releases that are less appealing. We'll have to wait...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Calling All Budding Fashionistas; New Style Boutique 3 Gets Trendy New Details

    Strut your stuff

    Normally we might have overlooked this press release from Nintendo, but our resident reviewer and fashionista Morgan is super excited about this one; so we felt it was our civic duty to keep you informed. Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique 3 - Styling Star has some new details on the various features and modes it'll have to...

    • 3DS
    • Upcoming Releases

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