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  • News Blizzard's StarCraft Series Unlikely To Be Released On Nintendo Switch

    "Next level requirements"

    During the same chat with GameSpot about the Switch version of Diablo III, Blizzard senior producer Pete Stilwell shot down hopes of StarCraft 2 being ported across to the platform. The Nintendo 64 version of StarCraft was cited as the reason why Blizzard likely wouldn’t make an attempt to port the insanely popular...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Blizzard
  • Random Ever Wondered What's Inside A SNES Controller? Here's A Look

    Helpful instructions

    If you think back to the glory days of the Super Nintendo, you might recall how there were two versions of the system available. Even now, the unique controllers are still used to debate which one is the best.  A recent post on Reddit has brought attention to the fact SNES controllers include assembly instructions on the...

    • Random
    • Retro
    • Super Nintendo
  • News Overwatch For Nintendo Switch Is Feasible, According to Blizzard Senior Producer

    The Switch needs heroes

    With the Diablo III Eternal Collection now officially confirmed to be coming to the Nintendo Switch this autumn, there’s been much buzz about certain other games Blizzard could eventually release on the platform. When asked by GameSpot

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Blizzard

YesterdayThu, 16th Aug 2018

  • News Diablo III Eternal Collection Officially Announced For Nintendo Switch

    "Definitive version"

    Following the recent rumours surrounding a Diablo III release on Switch, Blizzard Entertainment has now confirmed that Diablo III Eternal Collection is making its way to the console this autumn. This definitive version of the game will include all the features and content from every expansion and update, as well...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Among The Sleep Developer Krillbite Reveals Mosaic, A New Game In The Works For Switch

    When life takes a very strange turn...

    Krillbite Studio, along with publisher Raw Fury, has revealed that a brand new game is currently in the works for Nintendo Switch. Named Mosaic, the title will arrive in "summer 2019". Mosaic is a mysterious narrative game in which you follow the repetitive and lonely life of an average commuter. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Celebi Is Headed To Pokémon GO For All Players Next Week

    Voice of the forest

    Celebi, the mythical Pokémon which first appeared in Pokémon Gold and Silver, will be available for all players in Pokémon GO starting from next week. The legendary creature will become available through a new Special Research questline which will be kicking off on 20th August. Players will encounter tasks that will...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
  • News Gear.Club Unlimited 2 Revealed Exclusively For Nintendo Switch

    Get back behind the wheel

    Microïds has revealed that Gear.Club Unlimited 2 - a sequel to the racer which sped onto Switch towards the end of last year - is also destined for Nintendo's hybrid console. This new entry to the series will have you racing along on more than 1800 miles (almost 3000km) of roads on mountainsides, through nature...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Mario, Metroid And Star Fox Feature In The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards

    And those Octopath Traveler case covers

    The latest batch of My Nintendo rewards has now gone live in Europe, with a collection of Wii U and 3DS games being offered at a discounted price alongside those lovely Octopath Traveler Switch case covers that were released in the US recently. Here's the full list of games that have been added to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
  • Nintendo Download 16th August (Europe)

    State of Mind, 2064: Read Only Memories and a Vegas Party!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch - New Releases: State of...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Old School Musical Brings 8-Bit Era Rhythm Game Action To Switch Next Month

    With an absolutely bonkers trailer

    Game publisher Playdius and indie developer La Moutarde have announced today that their upcoming rhythm game Old School Musical will release digitally for Nintendo Switch in September. The game follows the adventures of Tib and Rob, two video game characters trained by their mother to be top class...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Nintendo Download 16th August (North America)

    Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes, The Walking Dead and some fruity racing!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Play-Asia Teases New eastasiasoft Switch Game To Be Revealed In Seven Days

    With a wonderful tweet

    Play-Asia has teased an upcoming Nintendo Switch game through its eastasiasoft publishing arm, noting that we'll find out exactly what's in store in just seven days time. The announcement came in the form of a creative, and typically cute, tweet, as seen below. We've no idea what type of game we'll see from the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review Manual Samuel

    Blink and you’ll miss it

    Upon firing up Manual Samuel – a game which released on other platforms back in 2016 – you’re immediately informed by the cod-British narrator that Sam is a total brat. An ultra-privileged upbringing has created a man with zero empathy who lacks the most basic social graces. His douchebaggery leads to a concussion...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Manual Samuel
  • Gallery A Closer Look At The Nintendo Snack Pack, The Portable Solution For Retro Gaming

    All the old favourites

    Earlier this month, we shared the progress of Marcel J. de Haan's 'Snack Pack' - a fan-made portable TV that had been fully customised to play a whole host of NES, SNES, and Sega titles. Since then, more images have been shared online, showing the final result in a little more detail; as you wonderful bunch seemed to fall...

    • Gallery
    • Retro
    • Nintendo
    • Sega
  • Video How Music Was Made On The SNES

    The hard work behind the scenes

    Video game soundtracks can make up a huge part of a player's overall gaming experience; hearing just a couple of notes from your favourite games as a child can instantly transport you back to that world, bringing back all those feelings you thought you'd forgotten. Once they've entered your head for the first time,...

    • Video
    • SNES
    • Music
  • News My Nintendo Stores In Europe Are Now Offering Store Vouchers For Your Gold Coins

    More rewards added, too!

    Just last week, we reported on the news that a handful of European Nintendo online stores were being rebranded, all coming together under the 'My Nintendo' name. Some rather large changes have occurred as a result of this change, with one such addition being the introduction of store vouchers. There are three different...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
    • My Nintendo
  • News Mysterious Puzzler Flood Of Light Will Brighten Up Your Switch Next Week

    And there's a gorgeous trailer, too

    Indie publisher indienova has announced that its upcoming puzzle game Flood of Light will be available on Nintendo Switch on 23rd August. Flood of Light is a rather melancholic-looking puzzle game with an intriguing art style and original soundtrack. The trailer above should hopefully give you a sense of what to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
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    Switch eShop

    Review Tetra's Escape

    Attack the block

    Ever wondered what would happen if gaming grandaddy Tetris decided it didn’t want to spend the rest of its days dropping blocky shapes down an endless chute? Where would it go next? Try its hand as a first-person shooter perhaps? No, too predictable. A fighting game cameo? No, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has already reached full...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Tetras Escape
  • Random Game Boy Title Terminator 2 Got Into A Pickle Over One Character's Small 'Bangs'

    "Her 'bangs' were too small"

    If you're a die-hard fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator films, or even just classic arcade shooters, you may well have picked up a copy of Terminator 2: Judgement Day on Game Boy. Also released on SNES, this was an official tie-in to the movie of the same name, but the developers faced a rather comical issue...

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    • Game Boy
    • Development
  • News Battle Royale Newcomer Crazy Justice Will Support "Splatoon-Style Motion Controls"

    More Battle Royale goodness

    Some fresh details have been shared for Crazy Justice, the latest Battle Royale title aiming to challenge Fortnite for supremacy on Switch, and they definitely sound most welcome. The news comes from an updated FAQ list on developer Black Riddle Studio's website, in which various little nuggets of information are shared...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Feature A Day In The Life Of Manual Samuel With Dev Perfectly Paranormal

    Dicing with Death, one step at a time

    With an interesting combination of slapstick humour and dark themes, hilariously bonkers animated adventure Manual Samuel releases on Nintendo Switch today, 16th August.  By performing everyday mundane tasks such as getting dressed and going to work, as well as basic human functions, Manual Samuel...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Interviews
  • 8

    Switch eShop

    Review Red's Kingdom

    A tough nut to crack

    Red’s Kingdom is one of those games that, despite being released on iOS devices originally, really does lend itself to the Switch’s slightly beefier portable setup. Almost everything about this puzzle adventure appears to have been designed for portable play, but the package is strong and well polished enough to make the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Reds Kingdom
  • News Become A Ninja Master When The Messenger Arrives On Switch eShop Later This Month

    8-bit to 16-bit

    A listing on the Switch eShop has revealed The Messenger is estimated to arrive in North America on August 30th for $19.99. Devolver Digital and developer Sabotage originally showed the 2D game earlier this year at the Nindies Showcase.  The eShop release channels classic series such as Shinobi, while adding in plenty of...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Perfect Dark Speedrunner Matches Air Force One World Record

    Less than a minute

    The speedrunning community is known for supporting classic games over a prolonged period of time. To this day, there are still many people worldwide actively playing older games in a competitive fashion on a daily basis. Twitch speedrunner, Kevin “KevinDDR” Birrell is one of them. Kotaku UK reports h

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    • Perfect Dark
    • Retro
    • Rare
    • N64
  • News ESRB Rating Reveals Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Is Switch-Bound

    Update: Now officially confirmed

    Update: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Owltimate Edition has now been officially confirmed for Nintendo Switch. This 'Owltimate' Edtion contains the original Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams as well as all existing DLC, including Rise Of The Owlverlord, and will be playable at this year's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Super Street: The Game Will Let You Burn Rubber On Your Nintendo Switch

    Arriving later this year

    Prominent racing games are in limited supply right now on the Switch. Outside of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, there aren’t many other options when it comes to burning rubber in docked or portable mode. V-Rally 4 is on the horizon, but with the Need for Speed franchise currently on hiatus, street racers have been thrown out onto...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Rumour Leak Signals Blizzard's Diablo 3 Will Unleash Hell On Switch This Year

    Mounting evidence

    Rumours of Diablo 3 coming to the Nintendo Switch have been flying about for some time now. Earlier this year in February, Blizzard tweeted a Diablo-themed night light being 'switched' on and off. Blizzard at the time denied the game's existence and said it wasn't that clever. Now, according to a number of sites including The Verge...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Blizzard

Wednesday15th Aug 2018

  • Guide Best Switch Online Multiplayer Games 2018 - 30 Essential Multiplayer Games To Play With Your Friends

    Get ready for Nintendo Switch Online

    What are the best online multiplayer games on Switch? That's a question all of us ask when our friends across the globe start getting themselves a lovely Nintendo Switch. Fortunately for all of us, the Nintendo Switch has a wealth of online multiplayer options in a wide variety of genres. That's all without...

    • Features
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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Online
  • News Japanese Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Pre-Orders Include Figures And Exclusive Art Book

    No such luck in the west

    With Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!'s release date coming ever closer, the official Japanese Pokémon Twitter account has shared information on the pre-order bonuses available in the region. Needless to say, they happen to be much more extravagant than the western counterparts. As you can see,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
    • Japan
  • News Team Cherry Changes Title Of Final Hollow Knight Content Pack Due To Name Clash

    No more conflict

    As you may recall, back in July, Australian-based developer Team Cherry announced the final, and entirely free, Hollow Knight expansion - Gods & Glory - would be released on 23rd August.  Today, the developer has revealed the game will receive an "11th hour change" due to a name clash with a certain...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Is Getting A Free Demo On Switch Tomorrow

    Try it out for yourself

    With Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate's western Switch release date rapidly approaching, Capcom has announced that it will be offering a free demo for those eager enough to get stuck into the action early. The best news? It's available tomorrow. No extra details were shared about the demo - such as all of the lovely...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Monster Hunter
    • Demo
  • News Nintendo Reveals New Switch Bundle Exclusive To Walmart In The US

    With two games included

    Nintendo has revealed a brand new Nintendo Switch bundle featuring two games in one handy package, coming exclusively to Walmart in the US. Mario Tennis Aces seems to be the star of the show, dominating the box cover, but 1-2-Switch is also finally included to add to the multiplayer appeal. The Switch comes with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Hardware
  • News Horrifying FMV Game Night Trap Is Arriving On The Switch eShop Next Week

    So bad it's good

    Night Trap fans rejoice, the ‘90s interactive FMV game is finally coming across to the Nintendo Switch eShop next week on 24th August. The player's role, as instructed by police, is to keep an eye on teenagers at a slumber party while protecting them from any vampiric threats by watching live surveillance footage of the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News THQ Nordic Acquires TimeSplitters Series, Suggests A New Game Is On The Way

    Also acquires Second Sight

    Koch Media - a publisher and distributor owned by THQ Nordic - has announced that it has acquired the arcade shooter series TimeSplitters, suggesting that a new game could well be on the way in the process. Released across the early 2000s, TimeSplitters is a series of three shooters that feature a cartoon-like...

    • Koch Media
    • Deep Silver
    • TimeSplitters
  • News Switch Continues Its Hardware Dominance In Japanese Charts, Games Fill 16 Of Top 20 Spots

    Didn't get the number one spot, though

    Nintendo's Japanese chart success has continued once again this week, with the Switch being the most popular consoleand  its games filling sixteen of the top twenty places. It wasn't a Switch or 3DS title sitting on top of the pile this time around, as the newly released Yakuza 3 soared to the top...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • 22

    Switch eShop

    Review CastleStorm

    Our arrows will blot out the sun

    The RTS genre is a tricky one to pull off correctly on consoles due to the limitations imposed by the much smaller number of available buttons on a controller. Still, games like Pikmin have shown that it can be done smartly, and there are ways to infuse RTS elements into another genre, like Tower Defense, as...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • CastleStorm
  • News Fishing Game From Wii Generation Resurfaces On The Nintendo Switch

    Includes a fishing rod peripheral

    Fishing continues to be a fun pastime in video games, so how about an entire game about it? The 2009 Wii release Bass Pro Shops: The Strike looks to be swimming across to the Switch according to recent listings on GameStop and Amazon Germany. Bass Pro Shops: The Strike - Championship Edition comes bundled...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Fishing
  • News Etrian Odyssey Nexus Announced For Nintendo 3DS In The West, Available February 2019

    Dropping the 'X'

    Atlus has revealed that Etrian Odyssey Nexus - known as Etrian Odyssey X in Japan - will be heading westward in February next year. The game was released in Japan on 2nd August, acting as the final game of the series on Nintendo 3DS. Atlus has already teased future titles - seemingly coming to Switch - but it's great to see this...

    • 3DS
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Etrian Odyssey
  • News The Critically Acclaimed Gone Home Is Headed To Nintendo Switch Next Week

    For real this time

    The Fullbright Company and Annapurna Interactive have announced that Gone Home, a critically acclaimed interactive adventure, will be released on Switch next week. If you're unfamiliar with the name, Gone Home is a first-person exploration adventure set in 1995. Taking the role of Katie, players simply explore their...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • 21

    Switch eShop

    Review Robbotto

    Robo Bobble

    Once upon a time, in an era where arcades were the verdant breeding grounds of gaming’s next big thing, there was a little game called Bubble Bobble. This cutesy platformer from Taito followed the adventures of Bob and Bub, a pair of diminutive dragons who used the power of bubbles to dispatch their enemies in adorable fashion. It...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Robbotto
  • News DOOM Eternal's Protagonist Is Faster And More Powerful Than Ever Before

    Unleash the demon inside

    Based on the extended trailer shown at this year’s QuakeCon, DOOM Eternal looks to be the most intense entry in the series so far. In an interview with Gamereactor, the creative director Hugo Martin said this was primarily because the team had worked on making the game's hero faster and more powerful than ever before:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Little Dragons Café Secures A September Release Date On Switch In Europe

    North America still set for August

    Rising Star Games has confirmed the release date for Little Dragons Café in Europe, and eager fans won't have too long to wait to get cooking. The news comes via Rising Star Games' Twitter account and, as you can see below, the date of 21st September has been set for the region. No updates have been provided for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Rodent-Based Beat ‘Em Up Game Hamsterdam Launches Kickstarter For Switch Version

    Pledge your support

    New York-based developers Muse Games have today unveiled Hamsterdam, a brawling "hamster-fu" beat ‘em up designed for Nintendo Switch. The once peaceful town of Hamsterdam - a strange, alternate Amsterdam that is populated by Hamsters - is in grave danger, with the vile chinchilla Marlo and his Rodent Gang wreaking havoc...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Kickstarter
  • News Latest Fortnite Patch Adds New Weapon, Brand New Mode And The Return Of Sniper Shootout

    The 'Soaring 50's'

    Fortnite has seen yet another update today, bringing the game to Version 5.21. This time around we have a brand new weapon entering the fray, a new limited-time mode, and the return of Sniper Shootout. Kicking things off with the new weapon, players will now have access to the Heavy Sniper Rifle. This weapon allows you to deliver...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Turn Up The Heat In The Kitchen With Overcooked 2's New Game Plus Mode

    Serving up soon

    If preparing meals with your family and friends wasn’t already stressful enough in Overcooked 2, developer Ghost Town Games has revealed it is hard at work on a new game plus mode which will give three-star chefs an excuse to replay all 45 levels in order to earn a new four-star ranking.  Here's the official announcement:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News The First Splatoon 2 Online Qualifier For The UK Championship 2018 Kicks Off This Weekend

    Sign up now

    If you live in the UK and want to enter the Splatoon 2 competitive scene, or even if you're already a pro-fresh-ional Squid looking for more prizes to be had, you may be interested to know about this online qualifier coming up this weekend. WIth the juicy prize of qualification into The Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • UK

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