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  • Random Animal Crossing: New Horizons Booth At PAX East Reduces Discord Community Manager To Tears

    "it's like the cutest thing I've ever seen"

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons is so cute and adorable that it's capable of reducing some fans to tears (of joy). This is exactly what happened when Mallory Loar – the community manager of the Discord app – first saw Nintendo's Animal Crossing booth at this year's PAX East. The event runs from 27th...

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    • PAX East
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    • North America
  • News Cyber Shadow Will Support The Shovel Knight amiibo Line When It Arrives This Fall

    Call on a knight

    During Yacht Club's latest presentation, it was revealed the 8-bit platformer Cyber Shadow would be released on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this fall. If you haven't heard about this title before, it's a game that's been developed by Aarne Hunziker from Mechanical Head Studios over the past decade and has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • amiibo
    • Yacht Club Games
  • News Stardew Valley Creator Says Version 1.5 Is "Currently In The Works"

    Another free content update is on the way

    Earlier this month, Stardew Valley creator Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone revealed he was working on two new projects – with both of the titles having links to the popular farming and lifestyle simulator. That doesn't mean he's necessarily done with his original creation, though. In a recent update over on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Mewtwo And The Kanto Starters Are Now Appearing In Pokémon Sword And Shield Max Raid Battles

    Celebrating Pokémon Day 2020

    To celebrate this year's Pokémon Day, from now until the 2nd March, Mewtwo and the Kanto region starters will be appearing in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Gigantamax Grimmsnarl, Kingler, Hatterene, Orbeetle and Toxtricity will also show up from time to time. As exciting as this may sound,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon

YesterdayWed, 26th Feb 2020

  • Feature Best Fire Emblem Games Of All Time

    Fancy a game of Swords-Axes-Lances?

    It might have taken a while for Nintendo's premier SRPG series to find its feet in the West, but the storming success of last year's Fire Emblem: Three Houses on Switch proves that nearly 30 years since first launching in Japan Intelligent Systems' turn-based strategy series is now up there with the Marios and the...

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    • Best Games
    • All Time
  • News Yacht Club Games Reveals Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon For Nintendo Switch

    A new puzzle-adventure

    Yacht Club Games has today revealed a brand new entry into its hugely popular Shovel Knight series. Confirmed for release on Nintendo Switch, the new game is called Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon. The news comes from today's Yacht Club Games Presents video presentation, where the brand new puzzle-adventure mashup was shown off...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Victory Heat Rally Developer Is Aiming For Switch Release

    It's the Power Drift successor we've been waiting for

    "Neo Super Scaler" racer Victory Heat Rally hits Kickstarter this week, and developer Sky Devil Palm has stated that it could be coming to Switch. Inspired by Sega's classic "Super Scaler" titles like Out Run and Power Drift, Victory Heat Rally sports a lovely pixel-based artwork and a pumping...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Kickstarter
  • News Rigid Force Redux Will Make The Wait For R-Type Final 2 A Little Bit Easier

    Coming to Switch this summer

    R-Type Final 2 might be on the horizon, but we've got a while to wait yet – which makes the announcement of Rigid Force Redux all the more appealing. Developed by com8com1 and published by Headup Games, Rigid Force Redux is inspired by Irem's coin-op classic, as well as the likes of Konami's Gradius and Square's Ein

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Final Piece Of The 'Platinum4' Puzzle Is A "Very Interesting" Secret, Says Studio Head

    Two announcements down, two to go

    PlatinumGames' current 'Platinum4' initiative is already off to a pretty strong start; the beginning of the month saw a new Kickstarter campaign to get The Wonderful 101: Remastered on Switch (the first of the Platinum4), and today has brought news of the

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  • Review Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection - A Superb Selection Of Retro Classics

    A legacy to be proud of

    Those of you familiar with the backstory of the ongoing development of the Mega Man X series may be aware that Zero – the sabre-wielding, long-haired secondary protagonist – was, in fact, the original design Keiji Inafune wanted to use for Mega Man. That idea got shot down because of how different Zero looks from the...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Tomb Raider's Lara Croft Is Joining Brawlhalla

    A legend joins the fight

    Free-to-play fighter Brawlhalla is no stranger to cool crossover events, and that trend is continuing with the arrival of Tomb Raider's Lara Croft, who is joining the cast as part of the 3.57 patch. The Tomb Raider Epic Crossover event will include "custom signature effects, a dedicated Roster spot, and an additional Skin...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Brawlhalla
    • Tomb Raider
  • News The Wonderful 101: Remastered Secures May Release On Nintendo Switch

    And slightly later in Japan

    The PlatinumGames news just keeps coming, as we now have confirmation of The Wonderful 101: Remastered's release date on Nintendo Switch. The game's set to launch in North America on 19th May, in Europe on 22nd May, and slightly later in Japan on 11th June. It's hard to believe that a Kickstarter was really necessary if...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • PlatinumGames
  • News Rock Band Dev Harmonix Reveals Fuser, A "Revolutionary New Music Gaming Experience"

    And it's coming to Switch

    Harmonix, the developer behind Rock Band, Karaoke Revolution and the original Guitar Hero titles, has revealed a brand new music title called Fuser. Harmonix is really hyping this one up to be something special; an admittedly fancy trailer has been shared (see above), and a press release describes the game as both a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Japanese Charts Persona 5 Scramble Dominates As The Coronavirus Sinks Switch Sales

    OG Switch only sells 10,000 units

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 17th - 23rd February, revealing that the Switch is still being heavily impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. New release Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers has managed to take both first and second place in the charts this week following its launch on both...

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    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Jump King, A 'Tactical Leaping Adventure', Hops From PC To Switch Later This Year

    It's a leap year

    Are you a prolific precision platforming enthusiast who regularly goes on epic journeys to find a fair maiden? Perhaps it's time for Mario to put his feet up and give someone else a go. Perhaps with that in mind, UKIYO Publishing is bringing Swedish developer Nexile's 'Tactical Leaping Adventure' Jump King to consoles including...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Jump King
  • News Hotshot Racing Brings "Silky Smooth" 60fps Arcade Racing To Switch This Spring

    Racing Apex has a new name

    Curve Digital has revealed a colourful, retro-inspired arcade racer going by the name of Hotshot Racing, which will be speeding onto Switch this spring. Remember Racing Apex? Well, it's had a fresh paint job, it seems. From Lucky Mountain Games and Sumo Digital, Hotshot Racing boasts bright, polygonal visuals and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokémon-Alike Temtem To Add 50 New Creatures, Ranked Matchmaking And More

    All by fall 2020

    It might still be in Early Access on Steam, but Temtem - the Pokémon-like MMO from Crema Games - has had a very decent start. It's managed to sell 500,000 copies in its first month and, when we tried it out for ourselves, we were left even more interested in its upcoming launch on Switch. Now that its first month has been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News PlatinumGames Announces Project GG, A Brand New Game From Hideki Kamiya

    The second title of 'Platinum4'

    Update (Wed 26th Feb, 2020 15:15 GMT): PlatinumGames has now shared a tremendously epic looking trailer for Project GG (see above), which calls the game "the powerful climax to the Hideki Kamiya superhero trilogy". The man himself has also shared a message to fans, which you can read in full on the PlatinumGames...

    • PlatinumGames
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Mario Kart Tour Adds Classic Mario And Luigi And A Remixed Version Of Mario Circuit

    "Wahoo!"

    Mario Kart Tour is celebrating our favourite moustachioed plumber's roots over the next couple of weeks, with today signalling the start of the Mario Bros. Tour. This new tour will be active from today until 11th March and adds 'Classic' variants of Mario and Luigi into the mix. As you can see in the video above, these versions of...

    • Mario Kart
    • Mario Kart Tour
    • Mobile
  • News Google's Pokémon Of The Year Vote Winner Will Be Revealed Tomorrow

    Watch it happen right here

    Earlier this month, Google opened up a 'Pokémon of the Year' voting form which had fans of the series declaring their favourite monsters from each and every generation. Votes closed on Valentine's Day, and it looks like we're finally about to find out who won. The Pokémon Company has set up a YouTube premiere for...

    • Pokemon
  • News The Creator Of The World's Most Famous Cheat Code Has Died

    The hack that became part of video game legend

    Cheat codes aren't much of a 'thing' these days, but back in the '80s and '90s, they were a big deal. These little hidden hacks were used by developers to test portions of the game but often made their way into the final code by accident or design. In the case of the famous 'Konami code' – Up, Up,...

    • Retro
    • Konami Code
    • NES
    • Kazuhisa Hashimoto
  • News Customise Your Villager More Than Ever Before In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Mirror, mirror...

    After many months of not hearing a single thing about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Nintendo is now bombarding us with new information about this highly anticipated release on a daily basis. In today's update, we get a closer look at the character customisation menu. As shown in the second video, you'll be able to change your...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Box Office Surpasses $200 Million Worldwide

    And beats Detective Pikachu's three-day record

    It's official, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been a huge success. A Sega Sammy press release reveals the blue blur's box office debut, co-produced by Paramount Pictures and Sega, has made close to $210 million in just ten days. The film came out on Valentine's Day in the US, and in its opening...

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    • Sega
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Movie
    • Paramount
  • News Etika's Mural Becomes A PokéStop In Pokémon GO

    "JoyconBoyz forever"

    Not long after the video game YouTuber Desmond "Etika" Amofah was found deceased last year, his fans banded together and painted a large mural of him in Brooklyn. Now, to add to this, the same location has been transformed into a PokéStop within Niantic's augmented reality mobile-hit, Pokémon GO. This is all thanks to the...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Niantic
  • News Warframe's Lotus Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate As A Spirit

    The crossover you weren't expecting

    If you were as surprised as we were when Warframe was announced for the Nintendo Switch, you'll probably be equally as surprised to hear Lotus – the mysterious figure from the popular free-to-play third-person title – has now been added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a spirit. It's all for a new spirit...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Warframe
  • News Samurai Jack Is Back In Battle Through Time, Releases On Switch This Summer

    "It's not over yet, samurai"

    Samurai Jack is making a comeback on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in a brand new video game, due out this summer. Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time by Adult Swim Games and Japanese developer Soleil Games is a 3D hack-and-slash title based on the popular American animated series, and takes place before...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Samurai Jack
    • Cartoon Network
  • News Pokémon GO Celebrates Pokémon Day With The Return Of Armored Mewtwo

    Party hat Pokémon are also up for grabs

    The Pokémon Company and Niantic have already started this year's Pokémon Day celebrations in Pokémon GO with a limited-time event featuring Armored Mewtwo, Clone Pokémon in Raid Battles and special party-hat Pokémon. This all ties in with the Netflix debut of Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution on...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • The Pokemon Company
    • Mobile

Tuesday25th Feb 2020

  • News Nintendo Customer Support Goes Above And Beyond For 95-Year-Old Grandma's Busted Game Boy

    A heartwarming tale

    A story has surfaced online over the past few days telling the story of a 95-year-old grandmother in Japan who received a pretty heartwarming response from Nintendo's customer support team. The grandmother's daughter, seventy-year-old Kuniko Tsusaka, has shared the story in a recent print edition of Japanese newspaper, Asahi...

    • Game Boy
    • Retro
    • Japan
  • News All DOOM Games Heavily Reduced On Switch, Some Now As Low As £1.20

    Go! Go! Go!

    Update: The sale has now gone live in North America, too! Details have been added below. If you've been on the fence about grabbing any of the DOOM series games available on Nintendo Switch, now is absolutely the time to do so. All games in the series currently available on the system have been heavily reduced for a limited time...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DOOM
    • Sales
  • Feature The Most Relaxing Switch Games - Chill Games For Nintendo Switch

    Nintendo Switch and chill

    Tough day at the office? When it comes to getting adrenaline coursing and your pulse racing, there are plenty of video games that fit the bill. Whether battling to recover your humanity in Dark Souls, making it to the final two in a round of Fortnite or going up against a rock-hard retro classic, there are more than enough...

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  • News PlatinumGames Reconfirms Second Announcement On Its Brand New Website

    All will be revealed later this week

    Update: Looks like the second Platinum4 announcement has now been revealed - a brand new game from Hideki Kamiya known as Project GG. PlatinumGames' brand new website has reconfirmed the company's next big reveal. It'll be taking place later this week on 26th February and lines up with the latest issue of...

    • PlatinumGames
  • Review Metro: Last Light Redux - A Big-Budget FPS That's Right At Home On Switch

    Half Light

    Metro: Last Light Redux sees the first-person survival horror adventures of post-apocalyptic Metro ranger Artyom continue in a sequel that seeks to up the ante in terms of big-budget bombast. There are lots of OTT on-rails sections here and even a couple of traditional boss battles thrown into the traditional Metro mix, but it's when it...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Metro: Last Light Redux
  • Review Metro 2033 Redux - A Truly Astonishing Switch Port Of A Genre Classic

    This is Sparta

    When Metro 2033 originally released back in 2010, it was something of a graphical showcase that really put the latest consoles and custom-built gaming PCs through the wringer. Rebuilt from the ground up in 2014 for this enhanced 'Redux' edition in order to bring its visuals and gameplay more in-line with its sequel, Metro: Last Light,...

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    • Metro 2033 Redux
  • Gallery Feast Your Eyes On Lots Of New Animal Crossing: New Horizons Screenshots

    28 new pictures of joy

    After months of silence, the recent Animal Crossing Direct seems to have started a small avalanche of marketing and info drops for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. We've had new screenshots revealed via Walmart of all places,

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Gallery
  • Review Samurai Shodown - This Blade Is Still As Sharp As Ever

    Another 'victoly' for SNK

    When Street Fighter II arrived in arcades in the early '90s and turned the one-on-one fighter into the genre of choice for millions of players, it predictably caused a deluge of copycat clones to flood the market, each offering a slightly different take on the concept. Few of these could hold a candle to Capcom's effort,...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Samurai Shodown
  • Video Nintendo Releases Two New Commercials For Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Island paradise

    Nintendo's marketing for Animal Crossing: New Horizons seems to finally be underway. With this in mind, Nintendo Japan has shared two new commercial spots for the upcoming release, due out on 20th March. You can view both trailers below. The first shows a soon-to-be villager travelling to their new island via Dodo Airlines and the...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News It Looks Like Journey To The Savage Planet Might Be Released On Nintendo Switch

    Another listing appears online

    Journey to the Savage Planet was a game released on Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at the end of last month. It's a sci-fi adventure first-person shooter requiring you to explore an uncharted planet to see if it's fit for human colonization. If it sounds like your kind of game and you happen to own a Switch, then...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo, Creatures And Game Freak Apply For Two New Trademarks In Japan

    New Pokémon stuff on the way?

    Nintendo Co., Ltd., Creatures Inc., and Game Freak Inc. have applied for two brand new trademarks in Japan, according to Japanese Nintendo. The trademarks are for 伝説の鼓動 (Densetsu no Kodou), which literally translates to 'The Legendary Heartbeat', and アメイジングレア, which translates to 'Amazing...

    • Pokemon
    • Game Freak
  • News ESRB Rating Appears Online For Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

    Can we get a release date now?

    Following on from last week's classification in South Korea, the upcoming Switch release Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has now received an ESRB rating in North America. According to Japanese Nintendo, this in

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Xenoblade
    • North America
  • Video Watch The Adorable Moment 7-Year-Old Simone Lim Became A Pokémon Junior Champion

    With a dramatic clutch read

    This weekend saw the 2020 Pokémon Oceania International Championship Finals take place Melbourne, Australia, with supremely skilled trainers taking to the stage to compete for Poké-glory. One of the standout stories from the event was the final match of the Junior division, which you're about to see for yourself...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Go Behind The Scenes Of GoldenEye 007 With This Upcoming Documentary

    "I remember saying to the team, it's all downhill from here"

    GoldenEye 007 is without a doubt one of the most influential video games of all time. While it certainly wasn't the first FPS title to find mainstream success – we'd already seen DOOM by the time it arrived – it popularised the genre on consoles and added layers of depth, such as...

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    • N64
    • Rare
  • News Two Point Hospital Is Out On Switch Today, Here's A Launch Trailer

    Are you getting it?

    Two Point Hospital, the comedic hospital sim from Two Point Studios and Sega, is out on Nintendo Switch today. To celebrate, we've been treated to a launch trailer (check it out above). If you read our review posted last week, you'll know that this is absolutely worth picking up. Here's a snippet of what we had to say: The...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Bandai Namco Delays The Release Of Billion Road In The West

    April is the new March

    Billion Road – an upcoming Switch and PC release where you spend, invest and earn a lot of cash – has been delayed here in the west. Instead of arriving next month, the game will now launch on 16th April according to the Nintendo game page and Steam. Here's a brief rundown about what you can expect: The core objective...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bandai Namco
  • News Mass Effect Arrives On The Nintendo Switch As A Minecraft Mash-Up Pack

    Download it now

    In 2012, EA and Bioware released Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U. Now, the series is finally making its return to a Nintendo system. Instead of a game release, though, a Mass Effect-themed Mash-Up Pack for Mojang's hit title Minecraft has been released (again), this time on the

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Minecraft
    • Mass Effect
  • News Visual Novel Aokana - Four Rhythms Across The Blue Secures Western Switch Release

    Learn to fly

    PQube and localisation team NekoNyan have revealed that Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue will receive a western launch on Nintendo Switch. For those not in the know, this visual novel is all about dreams, sports, and love, as well as plenty of anime girls flying through the skies and - according to the trailer above - the odd bit...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Figment: Creed Valley Will Bring More Musical Madness To Switch This Fall

    New enemies, new challenges, new nightmares

    Bedtime Digital Games has revealed that Figment: Creed Valley is destined to arrive on Switch in fall 2020. A new teaser trailer has also been released, showing off some of the things you'll be getting up to in this upcoming sequel. An encore to Figment, which first appeared on Switch back in 2018, this...

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