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  • News Retro-Bit's Tribute64 Controller Can Be Used With The N64 Or Your Switch

    Paying tribute to a classic

    Love it or hate it, the N64 Controller is quite iconic and during the Nintendo 64's lifetime, many third-party peripheral manufacturers attempted to refine Nintendo's original design into something a little bit more comfortable. Years later it seems not much has changed, as Retro-Bit will soon be releasing a new line of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • N64
    • Retro
    • Controller
  • News Stardew Valley's Next Free Update Will Be "Packed With New Stuff" For More Fun

    And quality of life features, too!

    If you're a keen Stardew Valley player (how have you managed to tear yourself away from its addictive gameplay to read this article?) then you'll probably be pretty interested to hear about an upcoming content update for the game. Developer, ConcernedApe, has shared a few new details about the game's upcoming...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Reminder Nintendo Switch And 3DS Blockbuster Sale Ends Tomorrow, Up To 60% Off Top Games

    Mario, Zelda, Xenoblade, more!

    Update: As a reminder, this Blockbuster Nintendo Switch and 3DS sale ends on 25th April. This is your last chance to score some great savings on the titles listed below. Original Article: Nintendo of Europe has revealed that it will be hosting a 'Blockbuster' sale from Thursday 11th April, giving fans a chance to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Sale
  • News Hyperlight Ultimate Will Blast Onto The Shoot 'Em Up Scene As A Switch Exclusive

    More intense than ever before

    CatfishBlues Games has revealed that it will be bringing Hyperlight Ultimate to Nintendo Switch, exclusively for the platform. The game is a definitive version of Hyperlight EX, a shoot 'em up which fired its way to the New 3DS back in 2016. This new, shiny version is said to feature "refined gameplay and enhanced HD...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Here's How Mortal Kombat 11 On Switch Compares To The PS4 Version

    It's all in the detail

    With Mortal Kombat 11 now finally out in the wild, it's time to see just how well the Switch version truly performs. Luckily, this video below does just that. You might remember that, up until very recently, we had received no gameplay footage of the Switch version whatsoever, leaving many to be more than a little concerned...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
  • Weirdness The Hot Seat Allowed You To Play NES Games With Motion Control

    No, we're not talking about some obscure game show

    Nintendo may have released some incredibly odd devices over the years ranging from motion-controlled Power Gloves to Game Boy compatible sewing machines, but one lesser-known product designed by Power to the 10th Inc. for the NES might outdo them all. Introducing the NES Hot Seat – a small chair...

    • Weirdness
    • Retro
    • NES
    • Hot Seat
  • News Yoshi's Crafted World Receives Its First Update

    Fixes an analogue bug and resolves "some other issues"

    Arguably the most adorable game to be released so far this year is Yoshi's Crafted World on the Nintendo Switch. This makes a lot of sense, considering it's been developed by the Japan-based developer Good-Feel – best known in recent years for its work on Yoshi's Woolly World and Kirby's Epic...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Yoshi
  • News Fortnite Developers Discuss The Constant Crunch Required To Maintain The Game

    "It is a hard, grindy, crunchy life"

    A recent feature over on Polygon has highlighted the "stressful" work environment at Epic Games, due to the popularity of its free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite. Due to the explosive growth of the multi-platform title, dozens of current and former employees and contractors have reportedly worked "in excess...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
    • Epic Games
  • Rumour "Cheaper Version Of The Switch" Expected To Launch By The End Of June

    Still no official confirmation

    Towards the end of last week, the Japanese business journal Nikkei spoke about the rumoured Switch models. When discussing the "inexpensive" Switch 'Lite' variant, it said how the system would be cheaper, more portable, retain its docking ability and was expected to arrive this fall. An article over on Bloomberg is...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • News Nintendo Removes Seventh Generation Games From Its Official Website

    Wii U information page also taken down

    Nintendo's American website has today removed all traces of certain video game generations. To be precise, there are no longer game listings for Wii, WiiWare, DS and DSiWare. The Wii U information page has also been removed. It means you'll have to look elsewhere if you're wanting more information about these...

    • Nintendo
    • North America
    • Wii
    • DS
    • WiiWare
  • Random Some Nintendo Fans Think Reggie Deserved A Better Chair During His Time At Nintendo

    "This is way out of hand"

    When you consider the lifestyle of any company president, it's only natural to assume they drive the best car, live in a mansion and sit in an expensive chair all day behind a desk made of pure gold. While this might be the loose reality of some leaders, this was not the case for the now-former Nintendo of America...

    • Random
    • Video
    • Nintendo
    • Reggie
  • News Nintendo Labo Spirit Event Comes To Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Later This Week

    Smash cardboard

    It's a big week for Nintendo Labo VR, with free compatibility updates for Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild arriving very soon. To further celebrate the occasion,

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Video Dry Bones Joins The Mario Tennis Aces Roster In May

    A tricky-type player

    When Mario Tennis Aces arrived on the Nintendo Switch in June last year, it was accused of being a "lazy" slapdash release that was light on a number of vital features every good tennis game needed. Since then, Camelot and Nintendo have continued to add more c

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Nintendo Switch System Update 8.0.1 Is Now Live

    It's all about the stability

    Earlier last week Nintendo rolled out system update 8.0.0 for the Switch. It added a number of nifty features such as the zoom function and the ability to order software. It also included some colourful new Splatoon 2 and Yoshi's Crafted World icons. Roughly a week later, version 8.0.1 is now live. This latest

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Firmware

YesterdayTue, 23rd Apr 2019

  • Random Hyrule Castle From The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Restored In Minecraft

    The princess would be proud

    It's not often we would go out of our way to showcase all of the stunning custom-made worlds in Minecraft, but this particular project has been officially acknowledged by Nintendo's Japanese website and social media accounts. As you can see in the image above

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Zelda
    • Minecraft
  • News A Gorgeous 3D Kirby Game Is Now Playable On PS4 Thanks To Dreams

    And this is just the beginning

    If you keep up with the latest and greatest PlayStation news, you're probably highly aware of Dreams. This Sony-published sandbox game has players creating their own content to share with the world, and with Dreams launching as an Early Access title on PS4 last week, players are already sharing some mightily impressive...

    • Kirby
    • Nintendo
    • PS4
    • Sony
    • Dreams
  • News Switch Overtakes Nintendo 64 Lifetime Sales, According To New Estimates

    Next target: SNES

    The Nintendo Switch has now sold more units than those achieved by the Nintendo 64 throughout its lifetime, new estimates reveal. The data comes from VGChartz, which says that the Switch sold 217,096 units for the week ending 6th April and believes that the Switch has therefore shifted 33.15 million units as of that date. Official...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo 64
    • N64
    • Sales
    • Nintendo
  • Review SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech - Another Solid Entry In Image & Form's Ever-Growing Universe

    Grind those gears

    Image & Form Games has done very well to branch out from its charming subterranean platforming series SteamWorld Dig into other genres. 2015’s SteamWorld Heist took the aesthetic and amusing writing of that steampunk fantasy universe (which started out, lest we forget, with SteamWorld Tower Defence on DSiWare) and transposed...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • SteamWorld Quest
  • Video The Latest Detective Pikachu Movie Trailer Shows Off Stunning CGI Pokémon

    New shots of Pokémon in action

    Yet another trailer has appeared for the upcoming Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie, once again showing off some of the scenes we can expect to see. This time, though, there's a focus on showing off the world - and what a wonderful world it is. We see Charmander running through a forest, Bulbasaur and Morelull...

    • Pokemon
    • Detective Pikachu
    • Movies
    • Video
  • Video Digital Foundry's Analysis Of Cuphead On The Nintendo Switch

    It's identical

    In case you forgot, Cuphead - originally released on the Xbox One and PC in 2017 - is now available on the Nintendo Switch. So, how does this run and gun game by StudioMDHR hold up on the hybrid platform? Digital Foundry has now had some time to test out this highly-praised game since its release last week and believes it is the...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Digital Foundry
  • News Fortnite Is Teaming Up With The Avengers To Promote Endgame

    Time to end the fight

    Avengers: Endgame is expected to be one of the biggest movies of 2019. It arrives later this week and will conclude the battle between Thanos and Marvel's all-star cast. If you think back to when Infinity War was released last year, you might recall a special promotion in the free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite. The...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Epic Games
    • Avengers
  • News Remarkable Commodore 64 Port Of Super Mario Bros. Attracts Nintendo's Watchful Eye

    Completed fan project seven years in the pipeline gets taken down

    Last week a truly remarkable programming feat came to light with the release of Super Mario Bros. 64, a port of the original NES Super Mario Bros. for the Commodore 64. Seven years in the making, it came courtesy of programmer and fan ZeroPaige. It's a painstaking recreation that...

    • Super Mario Bros
    • Commodore 64
    • Retro
    • NES
  • News Frost Reveal Completes The Mortal Kombat 11 Launch Roster

    “Winter has come”

    In the lead-up to the release of Mortal Kombat 11, NetherRealm Studios has been sharing reveal trailers for each of the fighters on a regular basis. In the latest Kombat Kast live stream, the team showed off Frost – the final launch game character. Frost was introduced to the series in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Mortal Kombat
  • Random Spectator Throws Dead Crab At Professional Smash Bros. Melee Player

    Poor form

    The Super Smash Bros. Melee community continues to embarrass itself, following the latest incident taking place at the "Pound 2019 tournament" in the United States last weekend. After Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma won against Joseph “Mango” Marquez in the final, a spectator decided to throw a dead crab at him. After registering what...

    • Random
    • Super Smash Bros
    • GameCube
    • eSports
  • News Give Your Labo VR Kit A Zelda Makeover In Time For Breath Of The Wild VR

    Do it yourself

    In just two days' time, both Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be receiving VR support thanks to Nintendo Labo VR. If you're wanting the full experience, this Zelda headset design could make you feel even more immersed in t

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • VR
    • Labo
  • News Doraemon Story Of Seasons Heads West On Switch This Autumn

    Published by Bandai Namco

    Bandai Namco has announced that Doraemon Story Of Seasons will be launching on Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe in autumn 2019. You might remember our story from earlier this month, in which we shared all we knew about the upcoming title. Essentially, the game is a crossover game between Story of Seasons

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Shakedown: Hawaii Finally Gets A Launch Date On Switch

    Only two weeks to wait

    Shakedown: Hawaii, the successor to Vblank Entertainment's open world retro game parody Retro City Rampage, will finally see a Switch release on 7th May after slipping from its initial projected release way back in 2017. Vblank has has released two new trailers to get you back in the mood. From the look of the videos (see...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • UK Charts Three Nintendo Titles Make Top Ten, Final Fantasy X/X-2 Debuts At Number 20

    A familiar scene

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 20th April, with a relatively quiet week at retail leaving us with a mostly familiar looking chart. There are three Nintendo games in the top ten this week, but it's newcomer World War Z which has managed to take top position. Snooker 19 has racked up a ninth place debut, while Final...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Final Fantasy
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Shalnor Legends: Sacred Lands Arrives This Week Channelling The Legend of Zelda

    Who needs a Link's Awakening remaster, eh?

    Top-down action adventure Shalnor Legends: Sacred Lands is coming to Switch this Friday 26th April and it's looking just a little bit familiar. As you can see from the trailer above and the screenshots below, Johnny Ostad's game takes a hefty dose of inspiration from Nintendo's premier action RPG series -...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Highlights From The Midwest Gaming Classic

    North by Midwest

    The retro video game convention Midwest Gaming Classic celebrated its 18th year in Milwaukee, WI a little over a week ago, and we just so happened to have been in attendance! The convention is host to hundreds of pinball and retro arcade games that are all open for free play, a vendor hall where you can buy almost any game you can...

    • Nintendo
    • Retro
    • Events
  • News Puyo Puyo Champions Ditches Tetris And Lands On Switch In May

    Sega's Puyo Puyo e Sports comes to the west

    Sega has announced that the game released last year as Puyo Puyo e Sports in the east is finally getting a western release with the title Puyo Puyo Champions and it's coming to all platforms, including Switch, on 7th May. Looking for all the world like the developers have simply stripped the Tetris bit...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video SteamWorld Quest's Launch Trailer Has Us Hyped For Its Release This Week

    Mark your calendars

    SteamWorld Quest, the latest instalment in a series which has been something of an indie favourite on Nintendo consoles in recent years, is just two days away from release. To get ready for the big day, developer Image & Form has shared an official launch trailer. With its gorgeous looking art and brand new turn-based...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Video
  • News Splatoon 2 To Receive Update Tomorrow According to Japanese Twitter

    Version 4.7.0 incoming, but don't get too excited

    Splatoon 2 has seen an impressive amount of content added since it launched back in 2017, from the substantial Octo Expansion paid DLC to a wide variety of new weapons, gear and arenas. In addition, Nintendo has been keeping a watchful eye on balance within the game and has been making minor tweaks...

    • Splatoon 2
    • Update
    • Japan
  • News Picross S3 Brings Colour Puzzles To Switch This Week, But There's Still No Touchscreen Support

    But why?

    The third Picross game in the 'S' series is launching on Switch later this week, aptly named Picross S3. If you're a fan of the puzzle series, you'll no doubt be interested in picking it up, and this time it comes with a neat new feature. In addition to the three usual game modes - Picross, Mega Picross, and Clip Picross - Picross S3 adds...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Ding Dong XL Arrives On Switch With A Rather Touching Backstory

    And yes, that's its real name

    Yesterday saw the release of Ding Dong XL, a one-button arcade game that aims to really test your reflexes - and yes, it has a rather humorous name, too. Regardless of whatever you were thinking, the name actually comes from the fact that you 'ding' and 'dong' between the top and bottom of the screen, hoping to avoid...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Team Hare Wins The Splatoon 2 SpringFest

    The results are in!

    Last weekend, Team Hare took on Team Tortoise in the Splatoon 2 SpringFest. The votes have now been tallied up: The #Splatoon2 #SpringFest numbers are in, and #TeamHare rewrites the story with a 2-1 win! Thanks to all the rabbits and turtles that joined in this #Splatfest, and be sure to grab your Super Sea Snails in Inkopolis...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • News Two Shazam! Movie DLC Packs Are Now Available For LEGO DC Super-Villains

    Want even more LEGO characters in your game?

    Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has today released another Shazam! level pack for LEGO DC Super-Villains, providing a second dose of content based on the new movie. Both downloadable packs add new levels and DC characters inspired by the film and are part of the Season Pass (which you can pick up...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • DLC
  • News Roguelike Platformer Dig Dog Surfaces On Switch This Friday

    Does Dig Dog dig Dig Dug?

    Coming from Wild Rooster (helmed by the wonderfully named Rusty Moyher, the one-man developer behind Astro Duel), action roguelike platformer Dig Dog will arrive on Switch this Friday 26th April. From a very simple premise (you're a dog, and you're searching for bones), the game features two modes: Bone Hunt, a roguelike...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Gyro Boss DX Brings 360 Degrees Of Bullet Hell To Switch Next Week

    Be the boss

    UK developer Chequered Ink has announced that Gyro Boss DX is coming to Switch next Friday 3rd May and the above trailer (from the PC version which released in March this year) gives you a good idea of what to expect. Coming from the Bath-based developer, it appears to mix the 360° avoidance gameplay of mobile hit Super Hexagon with...

    • Upcoming Releases

Monday22nd Apr 2019

  • Review Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen - Monster Hunter Meets Darks Souls

    Hardcore Pawn

    While Capcom actually has a firmer grounding the world of RPGs than we give it credit for – Breath of Fire, anyone? – the company's name doesn't instantly spring to mind when discussing the genre; that's what made the release of Dragon's Dogma in 2012 such an unusual event. Following hot on the heels of FromSoftware's...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dragon's Dogma
  • Review The Friends Of Ringo Ishikawa - This Wayward Youth Has Unexpected Facets

    Youth of the nation

    The friends of Ringo Ishikawa has plenty of beat-’em-up DNA in its makeup. You’ll often get into scraps while roaming the streets of its Japan-inspired setting. You’ll throw rival gang members over you shoulder, deliver roundhouse kicks to the face and land jab after bloody jab. But those little skirmishes are only one...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The friends of Ringo Ishikawa

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