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  • News Reggie Fils-Aimé Defends Nintendo's Indie Support and AM2R Policy

    Also talks of Animal Crossing app having positive impact for IP

    We've seen plenty of E3 interviews from Reggie Fils-Aimé and other Nintendo executives, many covering the content that Nintendo showcased in LA. There's interest in what wasn't shown though, as despite there being plenty of surprises and official coverage, some areas were...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Metroid
  • News Take a Look at The Nintendo Switch Pocket Dock SP

    Yep, it's a Game Boy Advance turned into a Switch dock

    The world of gaming enthusiasts brings us some very cool things, and the Switch has certainly inspired its fair share of mods and neat ideas. The Nintendo Switch Pocket Dock SP undoubtedly qualifies, which is the work of CptnAlex on Instagram. As you can see above we have a Game Boy Advance...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Game Boy Advance
  • News More Rumours Add Weight to Talk of a SNES Classic Mini

    It seems inevitable, right?

    The NES Classic Mini is a cool little device and proved hugely popular, though sadly Nintendo botched the whole supply and demand thing. The success of the hardware, and the buzz it brought in the Holiday season last year, certainly makes rumours of a SNES Classic Mini this year seem feasible. It could be announced...

    • SNES Classic
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  • News Nintendo's Market Capitalisation Overtakes Sony's Following Switch Success

    Highest market cap for Nintendo since 2008

    The ongoing success of the Switch has seen Nintendo's market capitalisation hit 5.44 trillion yen ($48.9 billion), which sees the Kyoto giant overtake rival Sony for the first time in almost a year. This new market cap figure is the highest posted by Nintendo since October 2008. ...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Business
    • Sony
  • News Nintendo Switch Sales Surge Past A Million In Japan

    Faster than Wii U, but behind the original Wii

    The Nintendo Switch has sailed past the one million units sold market in its native Japan after 16 weeks of sale, Dengeki is reporting. For comparison's sake, by the same point in their lifespans the Wii had sold 1.85 million units in Japan and the Wii U had sold 820,000. The amazing success of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
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  • Video MercurySteam, Metroid: Samus Returns and the Prototypes That Were Rejected

    Liam Robertson revisits the story

    Metroid: Samus Returns was a welcome announcement during E3, as Nintendo used the Treehouse segment to unveil what is now one of the most anticipated 3DS titles of this year. It's being developed by MercurySteam, well known among 3DS owners for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, and it's looking rather...

    • Metroid
    • Video
  • Video Digital Foundry Gives Its Assessment of the New Nintendo 2DS XL

    Worth the change?

    The New Nintendo 2DS XL arrives in late July, but units are already doing the rounds for those keen to preview and review the system. Our video man Alex shared his views on it earlier this week in his own inimitable style. Now our network colleagues at Digital Foundry have produced their formal review, so you can get precise...

    • New 2DS XL
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  • Feature Puzzling Over Dragons with GungHo CEO Kazuki Morishita

    On puzzles, dragons, Switch support, and (not) beating Breath of the Wild

    As one of the most successful — and addictive — mobile match-threes of all time, GungHo Online Entertainment’s Puzzle & Dragons needs no introduction. Lighting up smartphones from Japan to Europe, North America and beyond, it’s also made quite a splash on...

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    • GungHo
    • Nintendo Switch
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Friday23rd Jun 2017

  • Feature The (Sadly Fictional) Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch Fighter Ballot - Results!

    Y’all pulled through

    Back in May we launched our very own “fighter ballot” to hopefully gain some excitement for the possible E3 announcement of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. Unless you completely missed all-things E3 2017, you'll know that this sadly never happened. Nevertheless, you all voted by the thousands – 13,824 to be exact...

    • Features
    • Smash Bros.
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
    • 3DS
  • News Square Enix Has Been 'Tenacious' in Ongoing Conversations About Final Fantasy XIV on Switch

    "We’ve been trying to keep at it"

    While 2016 brought the high profile arrival of Final Fantasy XV, its predecessor is still very much in progress and relevant to series fans. The MMO has, like so many online games in its genre, spanned across multiple console generations; it was only this week that the Final Fantasy XIV:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Final Fantasy XIV
  • News Here's Your First Taste Of Grant Kirkhope's Contribution To Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

    Former Rare man has outdone himself yet again

    Nintendo fans were excited to finally hear the confirmation that Grant Kirkhope (known for his work on Banjo Kazooie, Goldeneye, and Donkey Kong 64) would be producing music for 

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Music
    • Grant Kirkhope
  • News Pokémon GO's Raid Battles Are Live, But They're Reserved For Master Trainers

    UPDATE: Now available to level 25 trainers

    UPDATE: The cap has now been lowered to level 25. ORIGINAL STORY: Pokémon GO has just been updated with one of its most significant overhauls yet - the introduction of Raid Battles which take place at gyms all over the world. Raid Battles close to your current location can be tracked by tapping the...

    • Pokemon Go
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
  • News PES 2018 is Skipping Nintendo Switch, But Konami Will Consider Future Releases

    Fans have to make noise, of course

    Nintendo Switch owners will be able to play some virtual football this year when FIFA 18 arrives, and it should be an interesting release. EA will have a clean run without competition, however, as Konami has confirmed what was already quite obvious - PES 2018 isn't coming to Nintendo's console. Though that is the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Konami
  • News Soon You'll Be Able To Wear The Street Fighter II Jeans You've Wanted Since You Were 11

    "The Worlds of Raw Denim & Street Fighter 2 Collide!!"

    Jeans are pretty cool. They're fashionable - despite being invented many years ago - and hard-wearing. But you know what's really cool? Street Fighter II jeans. In a move that we're shocked hasn't happened sooner, clothing line Naked & Famous Denim is teaming up with Capcom to create a line...

    • Video
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    • Capcom
    • Merchandise
    • Clothing
  • News Codemasters Hasn't Completely Ruled Out Bringing Micro Machines To Nintendo Switch

    "We’re watching what happens with the Switch with great interest"

    We were more than a little disappointed when Micro Machines: World Series was announced for PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC but not for Nintendo Switch earlier this year. To be released on 30th June, we feel this is a game much like Rocket League which would be perfectly suited for...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Congratulations Nintendo 64, You're A Proper Grown-Up Now

    The classic system turns 21 today

    It's a day of anniversaries today it seems, not only does Sonic The Hedgehog turn 26, but it is also a whopping 21 years since the Nintendo 64 was released in its native territory of Japan. Launched on 23rd June 1996, the N64 served as a landmark moment in Nintendo's history as a video game manufacturer, mainly...

    • Retro
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    • N64
    • Anniversary
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  • Video Man Plays Super Mario Bros. In Augmented Reality, Puzzles Bystanders

    For science!

    People are doing some pretty amazing things with Microsoft's Hololens headset, but Abhishek Singh deserves additional praise for his efforts.  Not only has he recreated the first level of Super Mario Bros. in augmented reality, he even dressed up as the famous plumber and tested the stage out in New York's crowded Central...

    • Video
    • Super Mario
    • NES
    • Augmented Reality
  • Feature Quizzing Akihiro Hino on Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy

    Passing the torch to a new generation

    After a hiatus of a few years, the Professor Layton series is finally being resurrected - albeit with a twist - this year with Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy. Starring Katrielle Layton — daughter of the famed professor — this one promises to bring more brain bending...

    • Features
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    • Layton
    • 3DS
  • News Sonic The Hedgehog Turns 26 Today

    Happy Birthday, Blue Blur

    Sonic the Hedgehog made his Mega Drive debut 26 years ago today. On June 23rd 1991, Sega's answer to Super Mario arrived on North American store shelves, with the Japanese and European releases following in July. With its incredible visuals and astonishing speed, the game was hailed as an instant classic, and went on to...

    • Sonic
    • SEGA
    • Anniversaries

Thursday22nd Jun 2017

  • News The Metroid: Samus Returns Legacy Edition Looks Fabulous

    Really, just look at it

    Earlier today Nintendo of Europe sent out a press release with details on upcoming 3DS titles, and we covered a couple of new details. One section that caught our eye that we didn't cover initially related to the Metroid: Samus Returns Legacy Edition, which sounds like a super-charged version of the special edition...

    • 3DS
    • Metroid
  • News Pokémon GO Cheaters Get A Nasty Surprise In The Latest Update

    Niantic wants it to be "a fun and fair experience for all Trainers"

    Pokémon GO's latest update is bringing with it some amazing new features, such as Raid Battles and revised gyms, but it also has a rather nasty surprise waiting in store for any players who have resorted to using third-party apps to track monsters. Any monsters obtained via this...

    • Pokemon Go
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
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    Switch eShop

    Review Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas

    Horn of plenty?

    When Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas was unveiled for mobile devices a couple of years ago, it wasn't hard to draw comparisons to a certain iconic Nintendo franchise. Since that time it's enjoyed some success and made its way to other platforms, now including the Switch eShop; the question is whether the transition to dedicated...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Oceanhorn
  • News Sega Forever Launch Marred By Terrible Emulation

    "This feels kinda like watching a trainwreck unfold"

    Yesterday with joyous glee we reported that Sega Forever had launched on smart devices, and we touched on some comments from Sega Networks' chief marketing officer Mike Evans about the possibilities of bringing the collection of games to Switch as they are built using Unity. However, it...

    • Sega
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    • Smartphones
    • Retro
    • Sega Forever
  • Nintendo Download 22nd June (North America)

    Ever Oasis! Oceanhorn! RPG Maker Fes! Fatal Fury 2! More!

    It's that time again, fellow gamers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update details. This week has some high profile arrivals on both Switch and 3DS, varying from retail games to intriguing download-only titles. Let's get to the details, shall we? Nintendo Switch eShop: Oceanhorn:...

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  • News Former Metroid Prime Designers Talk About What They Want From A New Metroid Game

    "The isolation, the wonder, and the fear"

    Metroid turns 30 this year, and the news has been marked in the best way possible by not one but two new titles in the franchise. Metroid Prime 4 and Metroid: Samus Returns are certainly worth getting excited about, but former Metroid Prime designers Kynan Pearson and Mike Wikan have more ambitious ideas for...

    • Metroid
    • Metroid Prime
  • Nintendo Download 22nd June (Europe)

    Ever Oasis! Oceanhorn! RPG Maker FES! Runbow Pocket! Demos! More!

    The official press release with all of this week's European Nintendo Download Update pricing and details was a little slow to arrive this week, but we do now have the full line-up. There are some tempting options across Switch, 3DS and Wii U, along with some Sonic-themed discounts and...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • News Nintendo Apologizes for Switch Shortages, Promises an Increase in Production

    Miyamoto's plucking more Pikmin out back as we speak

    It’s a well-trodden discussion at this point that Nintendo Switch hardware is exceedingly difficult to come by; unless you happen to visit a store early in the morning when a new shipment comes in, it’s pretty much guaranteed you’ll be hard pressed to find one on shelves. This is something...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • News Minecraft On Switch Will Also Get The Super Duper Graphics Pack

    Super!

    Minecraft is getting a big update this year thanks to the "Better Together" initiative which looks to unify all players across as many systems as possible - and that includes Switch. However, this news was just one part of Microsoft's E3 presentation - it also spent a lot of time talking about the Super Duper Graphics Pack, which drastically...

    • Minecraft
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Ease The Pain Of Sega Forever's Botched Launch With This Official Cereal

    FREE GIFT INSIDE

    Sega Forever has finally launched after weeks of speculation, and sadly, it's not had the best of starts. Dogged by poor emulation, the games released so far may be free to download and play, but they're a long way from being the best way to experience such classic titles. While Sega clearly has some work to do in order to bring...

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    • Sega Forever
    • Features
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  • News The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Looks Set for Late November Release

    Amazon makes the Link

    When Bethesda showed off the latest Switch trailer for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim during E3 it focused on amiibo support and motion controls, but shied away from giving a formal date. With the official Nintendo site now listing it for 'Holiday', it seems Amazon has had a whirl at giving the exact arrival time. Amazon.com...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Skyrim
  • News SwitchCase Hopes To Give Your Switch More Comfortable Grips

    The grips are replaceable too

    Do you find that the Switch is uncomfortable to hold in prolonged gameplay sessions? If so the SwitchCase Kickstarter from Skull & Co. might be an answer. Made from soft TPU material, the idea is that it's easy to slot on, with two different styles of grips to make the Switch much more comfortable to hold...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
    • Cases
  • News Nintendo's Shinya Takahashi on Producing New IP

    "Is it something that needs to be in a Mario game?"

    It seems like with every new generation of hardware, Nintendo fans are always hoping the company will create some fascinating new IP to bring fresh ideas to the table. Sometimes—as is the case with Splatoon—a new IP pays big and cements itself as a worthy addition to Nintendo’s collection,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Software
  • News Nintendo Aims to Keep Switch Hot With 'Drumbeat' of Games and Strength of Concept

    Will support cross-platform multiplayer when it's a good fit

    When it comes down to the Nintendo Switch and its strategy for success, the big N can point to early results and claim to have got it right so far. Of course, a strong start means little without long-term sales, which was a core focus in an interview that Nintendo of America corporate...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Monster Hunter Stories Will Roar Onto 3DS in Europe on 8th September

    The wait will finally end

    Capcom and the Monster Hunter series are touchy subjects right now for Nintendo fans, but there is now a firm release date for the next 3DS title in the IP in Europe. As part of a press release outlining 3DS titles coming this year, Nintendo of Europe confirmed a release date of 8th September for Monster Hunter Stories;...

    • 3DS
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    • Capcom
  • Video This Year's AtGames Sega Genesis Flashback Console Looks Much Improved

    720p, Filters, save states and much more besides

    It's fair to say that AtGames doesn't have the best reputation in the realm of clone consoles - which is somewhat ironic when you consider the company has been doing this for years now. Its systems are typically marred by poor emulation, terrible AV output options and ropey audio, but it's trying to...

    • Video
    • Retro
    • Sega
    • AtGames
    • Hardware
  • Random Switch Game Cards Are Tough Enough To Survive A Spin In The Washing Machine

    "Amazingly it booted up without issue."

    If it's not enough that those cute little Nintendo Switch cards have to endure frequent licking to see if they really do taste as bad as everyone says, to add insult to injury now one of these beloved game cards has been put through a washing machine cycle and come out of the other end almost intact. Reddit...

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  • News Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy Due This Fall in North America

    That's one puzzle solved

    It's been too long since we last had a Professor Layton game, and though that era in the series has passed we do have Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy to look forward to. The good news is that it's not too far away, with Nintendo of America confirming that it'll arrive in the region...

    • 3DS
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Last Resort

    It's the shooter Morrissey would play

    Given how popular "shmups" were during the late '80s and early '90s it's odd that the Neo Geo didn't have more of them, but the few it did play host to were generally amazing. Blazing Star and Pulstar instantly spring to mind when talking about the genre on SNK's system, but there are many fans who hold a candle...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
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    • Neo Geo
  • News You Can Design a Character for Flipping Death on Nintendo Switch

    Curse that Doctor Laser!

    Flipping Death, from Zoink Games (Stick it to the Man), looks like another fun title on the way to the Switch eShop. Adopting a similar style to the aforementioned Wii U title, it'll have you solving puzzles and adventuring while flipping between two sides of reality. Zoink Games is now relaunching its 'ZEO' (Zoink...

    • Switch eShop
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