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  • News Freedom Planet On The Wii U Just Got A Sizable Update

    The Wii U is sure to bounce back now

    At this point in time, Nintendo has cleanly put the Wii U behind it, and most developers have followed it in abandoning ship. Apart from those few indie studios that made promises long ago to bring their games to the Wii U, the console is all but dead. Still, every now and then, there’s some notable activity...

    • Wii U
    • Freedom Planet

YesterdayTue, 23rd Jan 2018

  • Feature The Most Exciting Indie Games Coming to Nintendo Switch In 2018

    Small yet mighty titles on the horizon

    If you thought 2017 was a big year for Nintendo Switch, you're about to have your metaphorical socks blown off because it's only the start of the year and we're already racking up an impressive lineup of games. We've already shared our recommendations on the biggest retail games headed to the Nintendo Switch in...

    • Features
    • Switch eShop
    • Nindies
  • News OPUS: Rocket of Whispers Will Soon Be Making Its Way To Switch

    Another adventure awaits

    Flyhigh Works has announced that it will be publishing OPUS: Rocket of Whispers on Nintendo Switch. Rocket of Whispers is the second instalment of the OPUS series, following the footsteps of OPUS: The Day We Found Earth - a game that we really enjoyed in our recent revie

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review Of Mice And Sand -Revised-

    “Tell me about the mice, George”

    If you were about to go on a huge exploration of a vast, wild desert, especially one known for housing terrifying sand monsters that can eat you whole, it would be understandable if you considered mice to be an unwise choice for your crew. As it turns out, though, these mice are wonderfully hard workers and your...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Of Mice and Sand
  • News Nintendo Applies For New Animal Crossing Trademark in Japan, Switch Game On The Way?

    Promising signs

    With many of Nintendo's top franchises already seeing huge releases on Switch such as Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, as well as those featuring in upcoming titles such as Kirby Star Allies and Metroid Prime 4

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • News My Time at Portia Bringing Dungeon Exploring Fun To Switch Later This Year

    A charming sandbox simulation RPG

    UK publisher Team17 and China-based independent developer Pathea Games have today launched their charming sandbox simulation RPG, My Time At Portia, into Steam Early Access. But if you're not a Steam gamer, then the good news is that it will be coming to the Switch eShop later this year also. In this game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Rain World's Developer Is Gauging Interest For A Potential Switch Port

    Could the slugcat be heading to Switch?

    Videocult, the indie developer behind the tactical stealth platformer Rain World is gauging interest for a new port, suggesting the twisted adventures of the slugcat could be making their way to Nintendo Switch in the future. It proved to be one of the most acclaimed indie games to hit PC and PS4 last year, so...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Creator Of Smartphone Hit Downwell Has Joined Nintendo

    We're welling up

    Ojiro "Moppin" Fumoto - best known for the award-winning mobile title Downwell - has joined Nintendo. Fumoto made the announcement via his Twitter account, and his profile now features the text "Downwell / Nintendo". While "serious" gamers often look down on smartphone titles, Downwell is one of those rare cases of a mobile game...

    • Development
    • Japan
    • Twitter
  • News Samurai Shodown II Slashes Its Way To The Switch eShop Next Week

    February with a slice of 1789 swordplay

    Hamster is bringing SNK's 1994 title Samurai Shodown II to the Switch eShop. If the first game was revolutionary this first sequel somehow managed to surpass expectations thanks to gameplay refinements such as the very welcomed inclusion of rolling and ducking which enable you to safely dodge...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Arcade
    • eShop
    • Hamster
    • Arcade Archives
  • Soapbox Labo Could Help Nintendo Finally Crack The World Of Education

    An elusive but profitable market could be won over, says Yuri Litvinenko

    For any company whose products happen to be popular among children, the education market has always been one of the most lucrative to target – but it's one which poses a stern challenge, too. A manufacturer has to offer something that appeals to kids and teachers alike, being...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Labo
  • News Soon You'll Be Able To Give Your Switch A Whopping 512GB Of Extra Storage

    Take that, SanDisk!

    2018 is already off to a great start with Europe-wide memory specialist Integral Memory leading the charge to deliver the mightiest Micro SD card known to mankind. Its new 512GB microSDXC V10, UHS-I U1 card will be the perfect companion for the Nintendo Switch, we think. Sure, it will probably cost as much as the Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Storage
    • Accessories
  • News Quirky Puzzle Platformer Shiftlings Is Shifting Onto Switch

    Join the intergalactic reality show

    We quite enjoyed Shiftlings when it popped up on the Wii U eShop back in 2015. For those who missed it, it's been announced today that an enhanced version of the quirky puzzler will wobble onto the Switch eShop on the 1st of February in Europe and North America. Set in an intergalactic reality...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Not Everyone Is Pleased With Nintendo Labo

    "C'mon why isn't Smash on the switch"

    Nintendo Labo is a bit special, as you'll know if you read our hands-on piece from last week. With humble cardboard Nintendo could potentially create a whole new "DIY gaming" gaming sub-genre, and we personally can't wait to get our hands on these lovely kits (again) to create more Toy-Con goodness.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Labo
    • Videos
  • News Cross Platform Parties Are Coming To Rocket League This Year

    Getting the band together

    Rocket League coming to the Switch was a huge win for Nintendo, with a multiplayer focus that paired perfectly with the Switch’s on-the-go mentality. The inclusion of cross-platform play was a great boon, too, as it allowed new Switch users to connect with the massive fanbase that has existed on other platforms since the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rocket League
  • News Former Metroid Prime Developer Reflects On Cut Content From The Trilogy

    "We were even going to have the ability to play as a Space Pirate"

    The announcement of Metroid Prime 4 was one of the most surprising reveals at E3, and though the game is nothing more than a logo at the moment, it’s still exciting that Nintendo is choosing to continue one of its most critically acclaimed series. The Metroid Prime trilogy was a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Metroid Prime

Monday22nd Jan 2018

  • Guide The Best Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards

    Size matters

    So, you're now the proud owner of a Nintendo Switch then chances are you've already realised that the 32GB the system comes with is woefully inadequate if you're planning on downloading loads of lovely games from the eShop. Thankfully it is easy to boost the storage by using Micro SD cards for Nintendo Switch. If you didn't already...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
    • Features
    • Storage
    • Guides
  • Random Turns Out Everyone's Favourite Video Game Analyst Was Right, Nintendo Fans Will Buy Cardboard

    “A box... that says Nintendo on it, they probably would"

    Love him, or hate him, Wedbush Securities research analyst Michael Pachter sometimes makes some quite interesting predictions when it comes to Nintendo, and this blast from the past really makes us chuckle. Back in 2012 on a episode of Bonus Round, everyone's...

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    • Nintendo Labo
    • Michael Pachter
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Labo
  • News Capcom Explains (Again) Why Monster Hunter World Isn't Coming To Switch

    "We don’t have any plans for the Switch at the moment"

    Monster Hunter World is shaping up to be pretty special indeed, but for Nintendo fans missing out on this blockbuster title it's something of a sore point - especially when you consider how the 3DS iterations of the series did so much to expand its core audience. Well all know that the game...

    • Monster Hunter
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
  • News These New PlayStation-Themed Totaku Figurines Sure Do Remind Us Of Something

    You and amii-both

    ThinkGeek is producing a series of collectable figures based on Sony franchises which look a heck of a lot like Nintendo's amiibo. The Totaku Collection consists of plastic figures mounted on bases and features the likes of the hunter from Bloodborne, Crash Bandicoot, Kratos from God of War, Parappa the Rapper,...

    • Sony
    • amiibo
    • Merchandise
    • PlayStation
  • News Analysts Suggest Nintendo Switch May Have Sold 14.6 Million, Trounced Wii U Lifetime Sales

    If these numbers are true, then wow...

    If there's one story - other than the announcement of Nintendo Labo and the divisive response its created - that's dominated Nintendo Switch news, it's how well the console is selling. Wii U has been the benchmark so far, with sales in J

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Japan
  • News 2D Action RPG Earth's Dawn Will Be Mobilising On Switch Soon

    War is coming

    Japanese studio One Or Eight is bringing its 2D action game Earth's Dawn (known in Japan as Earth Wars) to the Nintendo Switch, it has been announced. The game is already available on PS4, Xbox One and Steam and uses a similar visual style to titles like Muramasa and Odin Sphere. The Switch version is coming alongside ports...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random This Japanese Kid Was Living The Nintendo Labo Dream In October Last Year

    Ahead of the game, sort of

    Nintendo Labo may have taken the gaming world by complete surprise, but one Japanese player was exploring the joys of cardboard construction as early as October last year. Twitter user masaki_samurai posted the following video of his child playing with a specially-constructed gun in Splatoon 2. OK, so it's not...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Labo
    • Japan
  • News New My Nintendo Discounts Go Live In Europe

    Mario Golf! Chibi-Robo! Wonderful 101!

    A host of new discounts have gone live on the My Nintendo site in Europe. As usual, we're looking at 3DS and Wii U content here. All of these discounts are active until April 1st. No fooling. 3DS Discounts 20% Discount on Mario Golf: World Tour (Nintendo eShop): 250 Platinum Points 30% Discount on...

    • My Nintendo
    • Rewards
    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • Europe
  • News The Iconic Danger Mouse Comes To Switch With The Danger Games

    Good grief!

    Famous secret agent and '80s cartoon sensation Danger Mouse is coming to the Nintendo Switch, courtesy of 9th Impact Studios. Danger Mouse: The Danger Games features DM, Penfold and Silas Greenback as they race around the streets of London in an effort to prove who's the fastest. The gameplay looks quite basic, which is no surprise when...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
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    Switch eShop

    Review ChromaGun

    All the puzzles of the rainbow

    Colours should be easy, right? Take one primary colour, mix it with another and a whole new one blends into existence. Easy peasy. But take that simple notion and leave it in the company of a clever, puzzle-minded indie studio and things start to get… well, complicated. Now those colours can be pumped from a gun -...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • ChromaGun
  • News Sonic The Hedgehog Creator Yuji Naka Joins Square Enix, will "Strive To Develop Games"

    The man behind the 'Hog has a new home

    Japan's video game output has produced some of the industry's most talented and much-loved developers, but when you're the man who formally led Sonic Team and lead programming on the original Sonic The Hedgehog, you're afforded a little more fanfare when you join a new studio. That's why we're excited to...

    • Japan
  • Feature Conquering The Indie Mountain With Celeste Creator Matt Makes Games

    We speak to co-developer Noel Berry on all things Nintendo Switch

    Celeste is a tight, tough and tantalisingly precise platformer from the creator of the TowerFall series. Starting life as a game jam project in a 'fantasy console' called PICO-8, this new slice of indie challenge has blossomed into a beautifully crafted old school-style...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Original SteamWorld Dig Will Tunnel Onto Switch Next Month

    Time to dig deep into those pockets once more

    SteamWorld Dig is one of our favourite Wii U and 3DS eShop titles so the news that we'll get the chance to play it a third time on Switch is very welcome indeed. Image & Form's Brjann Sigurgeirsson has stated that it's coming on February 1st and will cost $9.99 in North America. Sigurgeirsson said...

    • Switch eShop
    • SteamWorld Dig
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review Baseball Riot

    I predict a riot

    Wii Sports and 1-2-Switch both brought the noble game of baseball into the homes of many a family, probably grazing a few vases and TVs in the process. The sense of satisfaction felt when timing your swing perfectly to score a home run against a parent or sibling was arguably as good as nailing a power serve in Wii Tennis or a...

    • Reviews
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    • Baseball Riot
  • News The Fall Part 2: Unbound Is Set To Take Over The Switch This February

    When AI takes over the mind

    Canadian developer Over The Moon has announced that its latest project The Fall Part 2: Unbound will be launching on Nintendo Switch on February 13th. As a sequel to The Fall, which was originally released on Wii U, this game combines haunting metroidvania exploration with brain teasing point-and-click adventure...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • 15

    Switch eShop

    Review Dustoff Heli Rescue 2

    Whirlybird gets the worm

    The Switch's portable nature has made it an ideal home for games previously designed with the mobile market in mind, but not every port makes the transition as cleanly as the next. Question is, how does Invictus Games' second flight in the cockpit fare now that it’s taken to the skies of Ninty's hybrid hardware?...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Dustoff Heli Rescue 2
  • News Retro Styled Platformer Miles & Kilo Heading To Switch eShop Soon

    Kid Tripp is back and this time he's brought his dog!

    If you enjoyed retro styled platformer Kid Tripp then you might be interested to know that publisher Four Horses is bringing sequel Miles & Kilo to the Switch eShop in the not-too-distant future. Miles & Kilo takes all the great features of Kid Tripp, turns them up to 11 and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Aperion Cyberstorm Flies Onto The Switch eShop On 8th February

    Plasma-spewing, bullet-hell twin-stick shooter action

    We first played Aperion Cyberstorm - by aPriori Digital - back in early 2015 as shown in the video above, and had a lot of fun with its stylish twin-stick shooting. That was on Wii U, but the realities of making games with limited resources and the rapid decline of the console saw...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News R.B.I. Baseball 18 Will Aim For The Bleachers On Switch This March

    Hopefully it will be better than the last one

    R.B.I. Baseball 17 was hardly a home run on Switch, but if you're one of the few people who enjoyed it then you'll be pleased to learn that the next instalment is headed to Nintendo's console, too. R.B.I. Baseball 18 is due for release in March and will - as you'd expect - feature updated rosters for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Atooi Is Bringing Smartphone Title Totes The Goat To Switch With Additional Characters

    Totes amazeballs!

    Atooi's Jools Watsham has revealed that its smartphone arcade title Totes The Goat is Switch-bound. Totes was the first mobile title that Atooi released, and boasts voxel-based artwork and intuitive controls. Described by some as Crossy Road meets QBert, the title currently has a 4.8 rating (out of 5) on the iOS App Store...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Atooi

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