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  • News Producer And Composer Of Bravely Default II Share Their Thoughts Following The Big Reveal

    "People reacted so loudly"

    The major news at this year's Game Awards for Nintendo fans was the reveal of Bravely Default II on the Switch. According to Square Enix, it's a successor to the original 3DS outing, even if Bravely Second: End Layer already exists. In case you missed the news the first time around, t

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • Video This Golden Lynel Never Stood A Chance Against Link's Breath Of The Wild Boomerang Attack

    Stunning skill

    We've seen some fancy tricks in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild since it was launched in 2017, but this is quite possibly the most impressive one we've ever witnessed in the game. As highlighted by Nintendo UK, the above video shows a skilled player, known as Peco, using multiple boomerangs at the same time to take down a...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
  • Random Reggie Probably Had A Bigger SNES Collection Than Most Nintendo Fans

    "I had over 80 games on that system"

    The former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé has always said he was a fan of the company and while we've heard many stories in the past about the time he spent with Mario and the other Nintendo mascots in his younger years, we don't ever recall him mentioning the sheer amount of games he actually...

    • Random
    • Reggie
    • Nintendo
    • Super Nintendo
    • SNES
  • News Switch Recognised As One Of The "Most Important And Influential Gadgets" Of The Decade

    TIME's top ten

    Reflect on 2017 and you might remember this was the year Nintendo launched the Switch. It also happened to be the same year TIME named the system the top gadget. The device managed to beat Apple's iPhone X and Microsoft's Surface Laptop. Now, TIME has put together a top ten list of the decade's most important and influential gadgets...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • News Race To The Finish Line With This Stunning First 4 Figures Sonic The Hedgehog Statue

    Gotta pre-order fast

    Are you in need of a new Sonic the Hedgehog statue? How about one from First 4 Figures. This 11" PVC statue is estimated to be released in the second quarter of next year and is available in two different editions (standard and exclusive). If you place an order for the exclusive edition before 30th December, you'll have access...

    • First 4 Figures
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • F4F
  • News Former Nintendo Of America President Reggie Says The Future Of Games Is In The Cloud

    Streaming is the way

    Although Reggie Fils-Aimé is no longer Nintendo of America's president, he was still able to score an invite to this year's Game Awards as a special guest and presenter. Before taking to the stage, he walked the red carpet of the sixth annual event. Here he was asked by The Hollywood Reporter about "game-changing" moments in...

    • Nintendo
    • Reggie
    • The Game Awards

YesterdaySat, 14th Dec 2019

  • News The Pokémon Company Is Taking Legal Action Against Sword And Shield Leakers

    It just needs to name them first

    Update - Sat 14th Dec, 2019 03:30 GMT: The Pokémon Company has been given the green light to take further action against the leakers. The following update is via the PokéJungle Twitter account: The @Pokemon Company has been granted the ability to subpoena Discord and 4chan to unmask the identities of the leakers...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • The Pokemon Company
    • Game Freak
    • Legal
  • News Animation Effect From No More Heroes 3 Extended Cut Trailer Surprises Studio

    "Who do I bill for this?"

    A day after Grasshopper and Nintendo revealed a new trailer for No More Heroes 3, introducing the outer space baddie at the 2019 Game Awards, the same clip has come under fire for allegedly using an animation created by Studio Plumeau without its permission. Studio Plumeau made this public over on the social media platform...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Gleamlight Publisher Responds To Accusations Of Game Being A Hollow Knight "Ripoff"

    "the game has nothing to do with that title"

    One Switch announcement you might recall from Nintendo's 'Indie World' showcase earlier this week is Gleamlight, created by the developers of

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition - An Unforgivably Sloppy Port Of A Genre Classic

    Nights into screams

    Imagine if you bumped into an old friend you hadn’t seen in 17 years. You spent ages with them back in the day and over time you just drifted apart, but now you’re finally face-to-face with them again and you realised you’re delighted to see them after all this time. Now imagine if you and your newly-reunited chum went out...

    • Reviews
    • Neverwinter Nights
  • News Feral Interactive Has No Plans To Adjust "Small Input Delay" In Alien: Isolation On Switch

    Smooth framerate and input stability was prioritised

    At the start of this month, Sega and Creative Assembly released Alien: Isolation on the Switch with the help of Feral Interactive – also known for its recent work on the Nintendo version of GRID Autosport. As solid as this port is, and as stunning

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Feral Interactive
  • News Hundreds Of Fake NES Mini Consoles Seized By Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce In The US

    Estimated street value of $800k

    The real NES Classic Mini sold by Nintendo Since the success of the NES Classic Mini, we've seen plenty of knock-off versions released that have no official ties with Nintendo. At a Triangle shopping center in Raleigh, North Carolina recently, an anti-counterfeiting

    • Nintendo
    • NES Mini
    • NES
    • North America
    • Retro
  • Video Let's Play Legend Of Zelda Levels In Super Mario Maker 2

    A legendary update

    It's been another busy week in the world of Nintendo, with the release of more SNES and NES games on the Switch Online service, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate winning an award, and Bravely Default II b

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Maker 2
    • Nintendo
    • Updates
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (December 14th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Another week has come and gone as we tumble inexorably towards 2020, and this one gifted Nintendo a few choice gongs at The Game Awards and all 10 spots in the Japanese All-Format game charts. We also saw the announcement of a raft of indie titles as part of

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News The Latest Patch For Civilization VI On Switch Resolves Victory Crashes

    Well, kind of...

    Last week, you might recall an issue affecting the Switch version of Civilization VI, which resulted in the game crashing right before a victory. The development team was quick to provide an official response, explaining how you had to "declare war" against the crash-causing civilization before the end of your turn. Thankfully, you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Patch
  • Review Heroland - A Fun Twist On The RPG Genre Which Loses Its Novelty Too Quickly

    See you on Monday. Bring a sword

    Video games really are magical. In a mundane world, they’re a wonderful form of escapism where anyone and everyone can be a hero. This is particularly true in the legendary resort known as Heroland, where folks from all walks of life are encouraged to visit and live out their best hero life. Except, you’re not...

    • Reviews
    • Heroland
    • Nintendo Switch

Friday13th Dec 2019

  • Random Is Nintendo UK Getting Cheekily Political With This Animal Crossing Poster?

    Get away from it all

    For those of you who may not know, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland went to the polls yesterday and voted in a general election. The country's stumbling exit from the European Union has been at the forefront of voters' minds for several years now, and the constant politicking from all sides has arguably...

    • Random
    • Animal Crossing
    • UK
  • News Bravely Default II Is Coming Exclusively To Nintendo Switch Next Year

    Didn't we already get a sequel?

    Geoff Keighley surprised JRPG fans at this year's Game Awards with the announcement Square Enix would be bringing Bravely Default II exclusively to the Nintendo Switch in 2020. It's a successor to the original 3DS outing, despite the fact Bravely Second: End Layer on the 3DS already exists. This next entry in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Square Enix
    • The Game Awards
  • Random Xbox Series X? That's Just A Tall GameCube, The Twitter Masses Say

    "Gamecube + Gamecube = Xbox Series X"

    Microsoft used The Game Awards 2019 to show off its new home console, revealing not just its name but what it looks like, too. Project Scarlett is no more; long live the Xbox Series X, the fourth game box from Microsoft. In case you hadn't seen it already – which would be understandable, as this is a...

    • Random
    • GameCube
    • The Game Awards
    • Xbox
  • News The Game Awards GOTY Is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    A surprising outcome

    The Game Awards has just concluded for another year. So who won? Well, it wasn't Death Stranding or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as predicted. In the end, the action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC took out the title. Here's a video replay of this "spectacular" win:

    • The Game Awards
    • Industry
  • Watch The Game Awards 2019 - Live!

    Will Nintendo reveal anything special?

    The Game Awards 2019 is taking place today and you can watch the entire event unfold right here. As well as the awards themselves, we know that "around 10 new games" will be revealed and Nintendo has been hinting to us that we should watch the show. We don't know about you, but we think that means there's a...

    • Live Chat
    • The Game Awards 2019
    • Nintendo Switch
    • The Game Awards
  • Random Upset By eShop Discoverability Issues? Spare A Thought For Chinese Switch Owners

    Turns out too many games is a nice problem to have

    It's taken a lot of time, with plenty of bureaucratic wrangling and compromise, but Nintendo has finally launched Switch in China in partnership with Tencent. However, the experience new Switch owners in mainland China are having is quite a bit different from the the rest of us. As you can see in...

    • Random
    • Switch eShop
    • China
  • News Batman's Telltale Series Gets A Noir-Style Visual Makeover And It's Coming To Switch

    The bat is back

    Athlon Games and Telltale Games appear to have revealed an announcement ahead of schedule. According to a now-removed press release, Batman - The Telltale Series is receiving a noir-style visual makeover and graphical upgrade, and it is expected to be released on the Switch and multiple other platforms soon. This release – known...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Telltale
    • Batman
  • News Fire Emblem: Three Houses Crowned Strategy Game Of The Year

    A critical hit

    It's been a great year for the Nintendo Switch, with many top tier games released just about every month. One of the biggest highlights was Fire Emblem: Three Houses, developed by the talented team at Intelligent systems. We praised the game itself when it arrived in July and we're glad to say it's now been recognised at this year's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Fire Emblem
    • The Game Awards
    • Industry
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Awarded Best Fighting Game Of 2019

    Bowser takes to the stage

    Nintendo's all-star brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might not have taken out GOTY at this year's Game Awards, but it's at least picked up the best fighting game award. Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America's president, took to the stage to receive this award on behalf of Nintendo and thanked Masahiro Sakurai and his team for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
    • The Game Awards
    • Doug Bowser
  • Review Arcade Archives In The Hunt - One Of The Most Unique Shmups You'll Ever Play

    Don't call it sub-par

    You could almost be forgiven for mistaking almost any given screenshot of In the Hunt for one of the submarine sections in the much more popular Metal Slug series. They're extremely similar visually, for a very good reason – Irem's cult favourite sub-'em-up was developed by the same team who went on to form Nazca and make the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Video No More Heroes 3 Gets An Extended Cut Trailer, Introduces Alien Space Baddie

    Still on-target for a 2020 release

    At this year's Game Awards, we got a look at an extended cut of the upcoming Switch exclusive, No More Heroes 3. Thankfully, it's still on track for a 2020 release. The clip caught a lot of viewers off-guard when it was first shown because as you can see above, the beam wielding assassin Travis Touchdown doesn't...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • No More Heroes
    • The Game Awards
  • Guides Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas - Nintendo Art Prints And Posters

    Brighten up your wall with these charming Nintendo posters

    What to buy for your loved ones this Christmas? It's a tricky one for sure. We've already rounded up some of the best Nintendo Christmas gifts for 2019, but sometimes a particular topic is worth a deep dive. Perhaps one of these lovely Nintendo art prints or posters would do the trick... or...

    • Guides
    • Christmas
    • Nintendo
  • Deals These Nintendo Labo Kits Are A Steal At Just £10.99 Each (UK)

    Vehicle, Variety and Robot kits available

    Nintendo's Labo kits are an ingenious showcase of the company's imagination and the versatility of the Switch, and we've had a good time with each of the four kits currently available. The cardboard might not have years' worth of longevity, but the novel experiences they offer make them more than worth the...

    • Deals
    • Nintendo Labo
    • UK
  • News A New Web-Exclusive Pokémon Anime Series Is Coming Early Next Year

    Pokémon: Twilight Wings will take place in the Galar region

    The Pokémon Company has revealed that we'll be getting a new 'capsule' series early next year, exclusively on the internet. Pokémon: Twilight Wings takes place in the Galar region made famous by Pokémon: Sword & Shield, and will span seven five-minute episodes. The series will...

    • Pokemon
    • YouTube
  • News Luigi's Mansion 3 Wins Best Family Game Of 2019

    Nintendo dominated the category

    Unsurprisingly, a Nintendo game won the best family game award at the 2019 Game Awards. The company filled every slot in this particular category, and in the end, Luigi's Mansion 3 took out the title. It beat Ring Fit Adventure, Super Mario Maker 2, Yoshi's Crafted World and the best-fighting game award-winner,

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • The Game Awards
    • Industry
  • News Reggie Resurrects 'Fils-A-Mech' For The Game Awards 2019

    Also name-checks Miyamoto and Iwata

    At last night's Game Awards 2019, former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime resurrected one of his most famous 'characters' for a brief moment before talking about the importance of indie gaming and handing over an award to the makers of Disco Elysium. Reggie marched on-stage wearing a pair of...

    • The Game Awards
    • Reggie
    • Reggie Fils-Aime
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Of America Has 14 Internships Up For Grabs In Summer 2020

    Have you got the chops?

    If you've always dreamt of getting your foot in the door and working for your favourite video game company, Nintendo of America has a selection of internships open for applications on its careers website. As noted on reddit by user Jeezy1296, the 14 available positions are predominantly at the firm's Redmond, Washington...

    • Nintendo
    • Jobs
    • Industry
    • North America
  • News Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Rise Of The Phoenix DLC Releases On 23rd December

    Play as four iconic mutants

    To kick-off this year's Game Awards, we got a look at the upcoming DLC for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. This is the second DLC Pack coming to the game and will contain four iconic X-Men. These mutants include Phoenix, Gambit, Iceman and Cable. In addition to this are new Gauntlet missions and a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
  • News Puzzle & Dragons GOLD Hits North American Switch Consoles Early Next Year

    Same day as the Japanese launch

    The next entry in the popular Puzzle & Dragons series hits the Nintendo Switch early next year, it has been revealed. The series started life on smartphones and has been insanely popular in Japan for ages. It then jumped to the 3DS. The North American version of the Puzzle & Dragons GOLD will launch on...

    • Switch eShop
    • Puzzle & Dragons
  • News Jump The Shark When Maneater Stalks Switch Next May

    People are the problem, you know

    Last night at The Game Awards, Tripwire Interactive announced via a new trailer that Maneater, an open-world and savage shark sim, will be swimming to Switch on 22nd May 2020. In a world where millions of sharks are killed each year by humans and (according to the trailer above) only five humans succumb to the big...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Lionsgate To Produce Hybrid Live-Action Movie Starring Ubisoft's Rabbids

    Bwaaah!

    Back in October, we heard how the third-party video game giant Ubisoft was working on a number of animated series "inspired by" its existing IP such as Rayman, Hungry Shark and Watch Dogs. Now, Deadline Hollywood is reporting Lionsgate has acquired the rights to produce a "hybrid live-action" movie based on the French

    • Ubisoft
    • Rabbids
  • News Three New Star Wars Outfits Have Been Added To Fortnite's Item Shop

    Rey, Finn and the Sith Trooper

    The collaboration between Fortnite and Star Wars continues. Following on from the addition of the stormtrooper outfit in November, Epic Games is now adding three more Star Wars skins to the game, this time based on the upcoming movie release, The Rise of Skywalker. These three outfits are based on Rey, Finn and the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
    • Star Wars

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