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  • News Zen Studios Praises Switch and Confirms Work on More Games for the System

    Also outlines key features of Infinite Minigolf

    Zen Studios showed solid support for the Wii U eShop with games like Zen Pinball 2, and will be opening its account on the Nintendo Switch this week with Infinite Minigolf. Due out on 25th July, some have been worried by its change to 'TBD' in the European eShop; the developer has stated in a Reddit...

    • Switch eShop
    • Zen Studios
  • News Walmart Cancels a Number of SNES Mini Pre-Orders

    Of course...

    The Super NES Classic is, as predicted by many, proving to be more elusive than a stable Pokémon GO connection in Chicago. Pre-orders were a bit of a farce in the UK, and they've taken an age to appear in North America. Some retailers in the US did start opening pre-orders at the weekend, however, with stock unsurprising selling out in...

    • SNES Mini
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • SNES
    • Retro
  • Feature Nintendo Switch + LED Mini Projector: A Match Made In Gaming Heaven?

    Big-screen gaming on the move

    The hybrid nature of the Switch means that it straddles the divide between portable and domestic gameplay; it's a unit that is small and light enough to be carried in your bag for gaming on the go, but it also connects to your TV like a traditional system, offering big-screen delights as well. The super-portable nature...

    • Features
    • Hardware Review
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Here's What Those Lovely New amiibo Do In Metroid: Samus Returns

    Tap for a Metroid marker

    The official Japanse website for Metroid: Samus Returns has just popped up and what a beauty it is. Of course, not being Japanese ourselves, we have a hard time knowing what is being said here. Thankfully Japanese Nintendo are at hand with a translation which explains what the Metroid amiibo do within the game: Samus Aran...

    • 3DS
    • Metroid
    • amiibo
  • News A New Tamagotchi Game Is Heading To The 3DS In Japan

    Tamagotchi Life

    Do you remember those little cute Tamagotchi keychain digital pets? Who could forget the joys of cleaning up their poop and forgetting to feed them? Well, it's their 20th anniversary this year and Bandai Namco is bringing them back on the 3DS in Japan, as revealed by the teaser website. This new Tamagotchi game launches on 16th...

    • 3DS
    • Tamagotchi
    • Japan
  • News European My Nintendo Rewards Bring 3DS And Wii U Games You Can Buy With Your Gold Points

    Zen Pinball, Runner2, Art of Balance and more

    Fresh rewards have just arrived on the European My Nintendo site, and if you're still rocking your 3DS and Wii U you are in luck.  Here's what you can spend those precious gold points on: Zen Pinball 3D (3DS eShop) – 50 Gold Points BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Wii...

    • My Nintendo
    • Wii U
    • 3DS
    • Europe
  • News Overcooked Is Browning Nicely In The Oven For Switch Release This Week

    Pricing also revealed

    The BAFTA-winning Overcooked will launch on the Switch this week, it has been confirmed. Overcooked: Special Edition includes the original game plus The Lost Morsel and Festive Seasoning additional content, as well as special support for the Switch's HD Rumble functionality. 2 to 4 player co-op is available...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Overcooked
  • Feature Re-acquainting Ourselves With an Old Ally in Metroid: Samus Returns

    "It's time"

    When it came to time for questions during our hands-on demo with Metroid: Samus Returns for the Nintendo 3DS, the very first thing we asked was, “Why now?” That's because, one deviation aside, Samus Aran has been out of the public spotlight for seven years -  it's been a whole decade if you trace her absence back to the beloved...

    • Feature
    • Metroid
    • 3DS
  • Gallery King Of Games Celebrates 15 Years Of Awesome Video Game Clothing

    15 years of looking the part

    Premium Japanese gaming clothing brand King of Games is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary with a gallery of products and Nintendo-related kitsch at Nakano's Meteor Gallery. In case you didn't know, Nakano is a part of downtown Tokyo which is gaining a reputation as the "new Akihabara", making it the ideal...

    • Gallery
    • Features
    • Japan
    • King of Games
    • Clothing
  • News Scammers Are Taking Advantage Of Switch Mania In Japan By Ripping Off Desperate Fans

    Tut tut

    The Switch is very hard to find in its native Japan at present, with stock vanishing from shelves as fast as Nintendo can produce it.  The incredible demand for the console in the Land of the Rising Sun has predictably led to people scamming desperate gamers on social media. Several news outlets in the Far East are reporting that these...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Drama
  • News Parascientific Escape Series Comes to an End This Week in North America

    Bringing the cast and gameplay of the first 2 games together

    There have been two Parascientific Escape titles on the 3DS eShop to date, offering some interesting story-based puzzle gaming. Now the final part in the series, Parascientific Escape - Crossing at the Farthest Horizon is confirmed for release this week in North America (27th July) at a...

    • 3DS eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News DeNA Has Committed 10 Percent Of Its Staff To The Nintendo Alliance

    That's around 100 people

    It came as a massive surprise back in 2015 when Nintendo announced that they would be licensing their IP to mobile publisher DeNA to help gain a foothold in the very lucrative smartphone game arena.  Since then we've seen the quirky social network Miitomo, Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroe

    • Nintendo Mobile
    • DeNA
    • Japan
  • Guide All The Splatoon 2 amiibo Unlocks

    Stay fresh

    If you are a Nintendo Switch owner, you might well have been enjoying Splatoon 2 this weekend. Playing through the single player campaign or testing your skills out in some online matches is a great way to build up your Inkling, but what do the Splatoon themed amiibo do within the game? You can of course use both the new Splatoon 2...

    • Splatoon
    • Guides
    • amiibo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • News Splatoon 2 Misses Top Spot in UK Charts But Out-Performs Predecessor

    Third highest Switch launch to date

    Last week brought us Splatoon 2 on the Nintendo Switch, and it's delivered a solid launch in the UK charts. It had to settle for second place behind Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, but nevertheless the shooter's arrival outperformed the equivalent figures for the Wii U original. Its debut also made it the...

    • UK
    • Charts
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News Sonic Mania's Special Stages Take Inspiration From Sonic CD

    Studying the classics

    The special bonus stages in Sonic games have gone down in legend; if you're old enough to remember the impact of Sonic 2's "run into the screen" stage and Sonic 3's rotating sphere, you'll attest to this. It has now been revealed that the special stages in Sonic Mania will ape the look of those seen in the Sega CD release...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic Mania
    • Sega
    • Switch eShop
  • Video A Look At Project Goliath, An Ambitious Wii Platformer With A Tragic History

    Unseen64 unearths another canned project

    Junction Point is an interesting studio; headed by industry legend Warren Spector, the company produced the excellent Epic Mickey during the height of the Wii, which gained praise and commercial success. Sadly, it stumbled with the sequel and the studio was promptly shuttered by Disney. Had Junction Point...

    • Video
    • Wii
    • Disney
    • Junction Point
  • Gallery Nintendo at San Diego Comic-Con - The Booth and Some Standout Cosplay

    From Breath of the Wild, to ARMS and more besides

    San Diego Comic-Con is wrapping up as we publish this, a weekend jam-packed with hype and reveals across movies, TV, comic books and of course video games. Nintendo had a booth inside the main expo to showcase Super Mario Odyssey, and also welcomed gamers (with or without expo tickets) at a separate...

    • San Diego Comic-Con
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Nintendo
    • Gallery
  • News Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Set for 12th September, Demo Live in Europe

    Finally!

    Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is bringing one of the finest platformers of the Wii U generation to the Nintendo Switch, but its release date has been a mystery. Now, after browsing the UK eShop 'upcoming games' section, we can see that it's set for 12th September in Europe; hopefully the North American date will be the same. On top of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rayman Legends
    • Ubisoft

YesterdaySun, 23rd Jul 2017

  • Talking Point Splatoon 2's Salmon Run Shows Off the Switch's Local Multiplayer Strengths

    Flawless fun

    When Nintendo confirmed that the co-op Salmon Run mode in Splatoon 2 would take place in specific limited time windows, there were some understandable groans. Nevertheless since the game's launch it's not been much of an issue, as the mode has been available pretty much whenever we want to play it. The function of the time windows is...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Splatoon
    • Splatoon 2
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News You Can Unlock Shin Akuma In Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

    We Shin You Not

    We were wondering what the tiny new update for Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers did, but it looks like Capcom didn't want us to be in the dark for long. Revealed at this year's currently ongoing edition of SDCC, here is the lovely (now not so) secret code that will allow you to control Shin Akuma: - Select Ryu, stay...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ultra Street Fighter II
    • The Final Challengers
    • Shin Akuma
    • Akuma
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    Review Levels+: Addictive Puzzle Game

    On the Level

    In videogames there is a very fine line between taking inspiration from what has come before and outright stealing an idea and disguising it as your own. The latter hinges on watching somebody catch lightning in a bottle and hoping you can snag a piece for yourself; the former is constructively looking at somebody else’s design and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Addictive Puzzle Game
  • News Pokémon GO Fest Endures Problematic Weekend But Legendaries Arrive Globally

    Server and connection problems dull impact of Chicago event

    Pokémon GO is in the middle of a significant PR push at present, rather like a second launch for the app that went viral around a year ago. Niantic's plans for an excitable live showcase in Chicago somewhat unravelled, however, though players around the world are nevertheless getting their...

    • Pokemon GO
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO Fest

Saturday22nd Jul 2017

  • Guide Where to Pre-Order Your Super NES Classic Edition

    The US pre-orders have finally started!

    Updates: GameStop Super NES Mini register interest page now live.

    • SNES Mini
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Guides
    • Retro
    • SNES
  • News The Inkbrush Will Kick Off Splatoon 2's Free Additions on Launch Weekend

    Inked in

    Splatoon 2 is out and plenty are up-and-running in the various online modes. Nintendo, for its part, has promised a full year of additions in free updates, which should include gear, weapons and occasionally stages and other meatier content. The launch weekend will be in on the action, it's been confirmed, with the familiar Inkbrush due to...

    • Splatoon 2
    • Splatoon
    • Nintendo Switch

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