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  • News Kid Tripp Will Dash Onto the 3DS eShop Next Week

    With a hop, skip and fireball dodge

    Kid Tripp is a game we've been highlighting over the past couple of months, a colourful retro-styled auto-runner that is heading to the 3DS and Switch. Developer Four Horses has now confirmed that the 3DS version is all set for release on 27th July in North America, Europe and Australia priced...

    • 3DS eShop
    • Kid Tripp
  • News Rogue Trooper Redux Price and Release Window Revealed

    Remastered for a whole new generation

    Developers Rebellion have revealed more information on third-person shooter Rogue Trooper Redux, including when the game is expected for release. Based off a comic-book series by the same name and originally released back in 2006, RTR is now being remastered for a whole new generation.   The game...

    • Switch eShop
    • Rogue Trooper Redux
  • News 'Elite Angel' Ekoro to be Added as DLC to Mighty Gunvolt Burst

    Free for two weeks

    Inti Creates has adopted a model to reward early adopters with free content, something we've seen with Blaster Master Zero. Now Switch and 3DS eShop title Mighty Gunvolt Burst will add content that, for a period, won't cost a cent. An update to version 1.1 will introduce DLC with Ekoro as a playable character;...

    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • DLC
  • News Intriguing Musical Action-Adventure Title, Figment, is Heading to Nintendo Switch

    A musical that adapts to gameplay

    The Switch eShop can add another intriguing release to its 2017 line-up, with confirmation that Figment is coming to the store. Developed by Bedtime Digital Games, its twist is that it's an action-adventure title (with a mix of puzzle-solving and combat) that is also a musical. Below you can see the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Figment
  • News Pokémon GO's Legendary Pokémon Are Arriving Very Soon

    It's going to be Legen...wait for it

    It's what plenty of fans have been waiting for. Niantic and The Pokémon Company have revealed that after much speculation legendary Pokémon will be arriving in Pokémon GO this weekend.  The trailer below shows off the recently-implemented Gym features, included Gym badges and Raids, before...

    • Pokémon GO
    • Niantic
    • Mobile
  • Nintendo Download 20th July (Europe)

    Splatoon 2! Cave Story+! Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star! Boost Beast! More!

    The European Nintendo Download is now live, and this week brings quite a few varied options. We have three retail choices on the Switch, along with two download-only options; there are budget options on the New 3DS and Wii U too. Along with the usual discounts there are...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Wii U eShop
  • News Trademark Application Has Fans Dreaming of the Nintendo 64 Classic Mini

    Or perhaps it's just a coincidence?

    Nintendo has recently filed a trademark application for the Nintendo 64 controller in Europe, which given the timing might well indicate that a Nintendo 64 Classic Mini could be in the works for next year.  Such trademark applications have also been filed for the NES controller and the SNES controller,...

    • Retro
    • N64
    • Trademark
    • N64 Mini
  • Nintendo Download 20th July (North America)

    Splatoon 2! Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star! Boost Beast! More!

    It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week brings some interesting options on the Switch, in particular, with two diverse retail options and some download-only offerings. Let's get to it, shall we? Nintendo Switch Retail Download:...

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    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • News Nintendo Switch Parental Controls App Gets a Neat Update

    The best convoluted way to track your playtime

    We're still not sure why there's no equivalent to the Activity Log on the Nintendo Switch, but as quite a few realised early on you can use the Parental Controls App on a smart device to do the same thing. While it's also useful for parents to manage and moderate the gaming of their little 'uns, some of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Parental Controls
  • News Tiny Barbarian DX To Feature Lovely Box-Art By Beloved Famitsu Artist

    We love some nice box art!

    Nicalis is on a bit of roll at the moment, with several games headed to the Switch in retail packaging; one of these is Tiny Barbarian DX, which is now scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2017 with an MSRP of $29.99. A European release could happen further down the line via Headup Games, as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nicalis
    • Artwork
  • News The First Nintendo Switch Cartridge ROM Dumps Are Emerging, But It's Early Days

    Currently unusable, but the hacking community seems hard at work

    As soon as the Switch arrived in stores we saw the inevitable start of homebrew and hacking efforts as coding enthusiasts see what can be done with the hardware. It often takes a while for discernible progress to be made, but there have been some early landmarks for that community,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hacking
    • ROMs
  • News Analysts Expect Nintendo Switch Hybrid to End 'Two-Punch Strategy'

    Mobile and more to fill the gap

    Over the past couple of months Nintendo's share value has steadily climbed, hitting its highest point in a number of years. This has been largely credited to the successful launch - and ongoing demand - around the Nintendo Switch, while other factors include the company's mobile plans and commercial deals (such as the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News 20th Century Fox’s Mega Man Movie Creeps Closer to Production

    Directors are in final talks

    With perhaps a few exceptions that have been so-so, movies based on video game properties have almost consistently been terrible adaptations. Perhaps this is due to how an interactive medium doesn’t translate to smoothly to one which is strictly visual, but even more plot-driven franchises like Assassin’s Creed have...

    • Movies
    • Mega Man
  • News Retro City Rampage DX is Coming to the Switch eShop Soon

    A warm-up for Shakedown Hawaii

    While we're keen to play Shakedown Hawaii, the next game from Vblank Entertainment, the studio has confirmed that Nintendo Switch owners will be able to pass the time with its spiritual predecessor. Retro City Rampage DX is heading to the Switch eShop, and is aiming for release within the next few weeks...

    • Switch eShop

YesterdayWed, 19th Jul 2017

  • News The Nintendo Switch Online App Is Now Available for Download

    Just a few days early

    Nintendo’s made plenty of interesting decisions with its online service for this generation which have naturally divided opinion and one such decision was creating a mobile app to handle the majority of online friend and party functions, such as voice chat. Like it or hate it, this is what the company’s going to be rolling...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mobile
    • Online
  • News '90s Super GP Will Be Power Sliding On To Switch Soon

    The game formerly known as '90s Arcade Racer

    We were really looking forward to the gorgeous-looking 90's Arcade Racer landing on the Wii U eShop yonks ago, but it was not to be. Last year we reported that the game would no longer be coming to the Wii U and had been renamed as '90s Super GP. Thankfully we now have confirmation that Nicalis will...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nicalis
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nyko's Clip Grip Power Is The Perfect Partner For The Nintendo Switch Online App

    Now you're playing with power: Clip Grip Power!

    The Nintendo Switch Online app is now available for download and will prove invaluable to anyone who wants to communicate with other players in games such as Splatoon 2, which hits stores in a couple of days. But we hear you cry, where will you put your smartphone so you can reach it easily during...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nyko
    • Accessories
    • Joy-Con
  • Guide How To Invite Friends And Use Voice Chat On The Nintendo Switch Online App

    Better, connected

    Nintendo's fancy Switch Online App is now available, and Splatoon 2 is the first game you'll be able to use it with. The Japanese veteran has taken a rather unusual approach with this app; instead of including match-making features and voice-chat in-game, those elements are channelled through your smart device. Given how...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Voice Chat
    • Nintendo Online App
  • Feature Ex-Rare Composer Grant Kirkhope On "Breaking Mario" And Following In Koji Kondo's Footsteps

    "We've poured ourselves into this game to try and make it special"

    It's fair to say that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle didn't have the most auspicious of starts. When the game leaked it was met with a fair degree of scepticism, but that all changed when the title was unveiled onstage at E3, complete with an appearance by Shigeru Miyamoto himself...

    • Features
    • Music
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Grant Kirkhope
    • Interviews
  • News Ubisoft Will Announce More Nintendo Switch Titles "Quite Soon"

    Keep your powder dry

    Ubisoft may have had a slow start on Switch when compared to how enthusiastically it supported the Wii, 3DS and Wii U in the early days of those consoles, but with Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle on the horizon, the company is clearly taking the system very seriously indeed. The French publisher announced during its recent...

    • Ubisoft
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Sci-Fi Shooter Morphite Touches Down On Switch This September

    Inspired by Ratchet and Clank, Metroid Prime and Turok

    It has been revealed that Morphite will launch on the Switch eShop on September 7th, at the same time as all other previously confirmed versions of the game. Described as an "atmospheric exploration sci-fi shooter with platforming elements", Moprhite is a collaboration...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News R.B.I. Baseball 17 Steps Up To The Plate On Switch This September

    Dynamite slugger

    R.B.I. Baseball 17 is coming to the Nintendo Switch, it has been confirmed. The game has a launch date of September 5th, and showcases officially-licenced teams, a full season mode, local multiplayer and a roster edit mode. It will retail for $29.99. Here's the press release: R.B.I. Baseball 17, developed by MLBAM and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • R.B.I. Baseball
  • News Prima Games' Nintendo SNES Classics Book Will Go Nicely With A SNES Mini

    Now you're reading with Super Power!

    Alongside the NES Mini, Prima released a lovely book featuring some of the games included on the mini-console to coincide with this. It really reminded us of the old Nintendo Power days and was a nice accompaniment to the NES Mini (that is if you were able to buy one!). To go with the SNES Mini, you'll be able...

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • SNES Mini
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Books
  • News Pokémon GO iOS 1.39.0 & Android 0.69.0 Update Rolls Out

    New icons, search screen & Gym fixes

    Niantic Labs has begun rolling out the latest update for Pokémon GO users worldwide.  This latest update features an array of minor additions and small improvements to the core of the game, but most importantly improves upon the recent addition of Poké Gyms. One annoying problem among...

    • Pokemon GO
    • Niantic
    • Pokemon
    • Smartphones
    • Mobile
  • News Boost Beast Arrives On Switch eShop Tomorrow

    Connect, clear and summon

    Arc System Works have just announced that beat'em up puzzle game Boost Beast will be released onto the Switch eShop come 20th July - that's tomorrow. When a virus-carrying meteorite infects all humans and transforms them into mindless zombies, of course to save the day we need...Alec the "King of Dogs". Connecting the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Boost Beast
  • News Beach Buggy Racing Screeches Onto Switch Next Week

    Buggy Boy

    It's worth loading up the Switch eShop once in a while just to see what's new in the coming soon section. Today we spotted Beach Buggy Racing is lined up for release on the 27th of July for the princely sum of £9.99. The North American release is likely to be at the same time. Developed by Vector Unit, Beach Buggy Racing looks like a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Hyper Light Drifter Might Have a Shot at Coming to Switch

    “Looking into it!”

    Remember Hyper Light Drifter? The somber neon action game took a lot of its cues from The Legend of Zelda and was a standout indie release of last year, with a Wii U version planned at one point. Unfortunately, the developer ran into significant development barriers—the game would have to be entirely rebuilt in a brand new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hyper Light Drifter

Tuesday18th Jul 2017

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    Review Splatoon 2

    Totally off the hook

    Going into Splatoon 2 after the excellent first entry in the series, expectations were high; arguably too high to be properly realised. The original showed an incredible level of ingenuity, clever design, and almost boundless creativity, so could the sequel match up or suffer from a case of the Final Fantasy IIs? First off,...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Wii U OS Version 5.5.2 Is Now Live

    Now this was unexpected

    It’s been months since we last saw an update for the Wii U, but that’s not necessarily surprising given that Nintendo jumped ship with the thing just about as fast as they plausibly could’ve. Indeed, the Wii U died a quick death as Nintendo moved on to greener pastures with the Switch, but it seems that perhaps the...

    • Wii U
    • Updates
    • Stability
  • Rumour Wii U System Update Hints That Miiverse Is Coming To An End Soon

    So long, and thanks for all the doodles

    The recent Wii U system update apparently brings with it more than just increased stability - dataminers have discovered a message which hints that Miiverse is coming to an end. Deep within Wii U system update 5.5.2, the following text has been unearthed: The Miiverse service has ended. Miiverse and any...

    • Miiverse
    • Wii U
    • Rumours
    • 3DS
  • Gallery A Look Back At Some Of Miiverse's Craziest And Most Beautiful Moments

    "y cant metroid crawl?"

    Nintendo's quirky social network Miiverse was launched way back in 2012 alongside the Wii U, and was later rolled out to the 3DS. While many gamers used it to request or share tips on their favourite games, there have been many amusing moments over the years, and some heartbreaking ones too - such as this doomed Miiverse...

    • Miiverse
    • Gallery
    • Features
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    3DS eShop

    Review Kirby's Blowout Blast

    A Past from the Blast

    After 25 years, the Kirby universe has enough material to fill a Hyrule Historia-like compendium (hint, hint). Many games along the way have added little quirks and abilities to shake things up, but Kirby’s Blowout Blast takes a decidedly throwback approach by channelling the veteran hero’s first game. Blowout Blast strips...

    • Reviews
    • 3DS eShop
    • Kirby
  • News Nintendo Switch Demand Remains High in Japan, As Thousands Queue for Raffles

    It's not just about Zelda any more

    When the Nintendo Switch launched there was understandable relief at its positive reception, with plenty of hype ensuring that demand outstripped supply. Though Nintendo has frequently made noises about ramping up production it's taking some time, and there still aren't enough systems to go around. A case in point...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News Davide Soliani And Grant Kirkhope Recall The Awkwardness Of Their First Miyamoto Meetings

    "I was on my knees and I looked up to see Miyamoto staring down at me"

    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a rather odd pairing, but the team behind the game are pureblood Nintendo fans, and what we've seen of the game so far gives us much reason to be optimistic. For Ubisoft Milan creative director and a lifelong Nintendo fanboy Davide...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Shigeru Miyamoto
    • Mario + Rabbids
    • Ubisoft
  • News Anker Is Releasing A Range Of Pokémon Mobile Accessories

    Cases! Batteries! Speakers!

    Mobile phone accessory maker Anker is already famous with Nintendo fans thanks to its excellent range of portable batteries, but the company is now staking its claim for further glory with a line of officially licensed Pokémon gear for your blower. Included in the range are iPhone 7 cases, portable batteries...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Anker
    • Accessories
    • Smartphones
  • News Luggage Company LeSportsac Has All Your Nintendo Travel Needs Sorted

    New line of bags coming to Japan

    If you like everything in your life to have a Nintendo theme, then you'll be pleased to learn that American luggage company LeSportsac has teamed up with the Japanese video game veteran to release a trendy new line of themed travel accessories in Japan.  The line is split into three main categories. 'Super...

    • Accessories
    • Merchandise
    • Japan
    • LeSportsac
  • News There’s a Splatoon Anime on the Way to YouTube

    Keeping things fresh

    Despite making its debut on Nintendo’s underperforming Wii U, Splatoon has become a successful new Nintendo property by all counts, especially in Japan. For quite a while now, there’s been a long running Splatoon manga in Japan’s CoroCoro magazine, which has proven itself to be decently popular in the region. And now with...

    • Splatoon 2
    • Anime
  • News Monster Jam: Crush It! Will Ride Roughshod Over Switch This Holiday Season

    They're big, bad, dirty and mean

    Maximum Games is bringing vehicular destruction to the Switch later this year in the form of Monster Jam: Crush It! Based on the PS4 and Xbox One title from 2016, this chaotic racer features more than 30 maps covering forest, desert, winter and farm environments. You'll also find 84 skill challenges and 12...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Jam
  • Random Amazing Pokémon Art Created With Over 20,000 Dominoes

    The plastic tiles, not pizza

    Some people have all the fun. An amazing piece of fan-art has been created by YouTuber "TheDominoKing" dedicated to everyone's favourite electric mouse.  The setup sees 22,177 dominoes lined up perfectly before being knocked over appropriately with a Pickachu plushie. What happens next is satisfying chaos as the...

    • Pokémon
    • Random
    • Videos
  • News ARMS to Feature in Inaugural Evo Japan Tournament

    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U makes the cut, Melee doesn't

    This year's Evo extravaganza brought a range of reveals along with the high-end competitive play, and included some details related to the first ever Evo Japan. It'll take place in Tokyo from 26th to 28th January and will feature two prominent Nintendo titles in its line-up. Tekken...

    • Evo
    • Japan
    • Super Smash Bros.
    • ARMS

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