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TodayFri, 22nd Mar 2019

  • News Nintendo Labo Wins GDC Innovation Award

    The power of cardboard

    At the very beginning of 2019, the organisers of the 19th Game Developers Choice awards announced this year's nominees. On the Switch front, Nintendo Labo was nominated for an innovation award, while indie titles such as Celeste got nominated for the best audio, design and game of the year. The winners of each category have...

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    • Nintendo
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    • Labo
  • News Nintendo Reveals The Best-Selling Indie Games On The Switch

    Nindie representation

    The relationship between Nintendo and indie developers seems to be getting stronger by the day. We've seen characters such as Shovel Knight represented as an assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and now the developer behind Crypt of the NecroDancer is working on a special Zelda cross-over known as

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    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
    • Nindie
    • Indie
  • Video Get Your First Look At The Nintendo Labo VR Kit

    Heck, it's about time

    The first footage of the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit has finally been released. Below is the full rundown, courtesy of the official Nintendo PR: Ever wish you could paint like an elephant or feel like a superhero by stopping an alien invasion? Nintendo Labo: VR Kit launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on...

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  • News SteamWorld Quest Physical Edition Expected To Arrive This Year

    Launching digitally

    As fantastic as physical game releases are on the Nintendo Switch, one common problem is delayed retail announcements. It can result in fans buying a digital copy of a game and then regretting their purchase when they hear a physical verision is on the way. Recently, a number of developers have made an effort to improve the...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Microsoft Asked The Studio Behind Cuphead To Bring The Game To Switch

    An active approach

    When Cuphead was revealed during the recent Nindie Direct presentation, it somewhat confirmed rumours about Microsoft bringing a selection of Xbox exclusives to the Nintendo Switch. As surreal as it might be, it's got many people wondering how such an idea came about in the first place. According to Daniel Bloodworth fr

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox
  • Hands On There's More To Nintendo's Labo VR Than Meets The Eye

    Virtual Reality, the Nintendo way

    Maintaining a healthy degree of scepticism is always a wise policy in life, especially when you're faced with a seemingly endless number of companies trying to tempt you to spend your hard-earned cash. It's a practice we regularly employ in both our personal and professional lives here at Nintendo Life, and it's...

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YesterdayThu, 21st Mar 2019

  • News Cuphead Physical Release Confirmed For Nintendo Switch

    Spread the word

    If you are excited about the classic run and gun action game Cuphead coming to the Nintendo Switch but aren't particularly interested in downloading it from the eShop, the good news is a physical version is on the way. Studio MDHR will release the digital version on 18th April and a physical copy will arrive at some point after the...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Japanese Charts Smash Ultimate Is Now Less Than 10,000 Copies Away From Outselling Splatoon 2

    Smash could take over next week

    Japanese chart figures are now in for 11th - 17th March, revealing that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is on the brink of becoming the best-selling Switch game in the region. This week saw another 20,706 copies be sold at retail (making it the best-selling Switch game this week), taking its total sales to 2,953,145...

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    • Splatoon 2
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Nintendo Download 21st March (North America)

    Final Fantasy VII, Unravel Two, Blaster Master Zero 2!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch Retail: Unravel Two (Electronic...

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  • News Expect More Xbox Live-Enabled Games To Come To Switch Over The Next Year

    Cuphead is just the beginning

    Last week, Microsoft's Gaming Cloud Chief Kareem Choudhry said the technology giant had no specific Xbox Live announcements for the Switch right now. Despite this, the company has somehow touched on the subject again at the 2019 Game Developers Conference, currently taking place in San Francisco. According to a tweet...

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  • News Nintendo Hosts Huge Indie Sale In Europe With Up To 50% Off

    Save on Darkest Dungeon, INSIDE, Night in the Woods, Minit etc.

    After yesterday's Nindies Showcase celebrations, the love for all things indie is positively everywhere. Joining the fun is Nintendo itself, with an 'Indie Sale' taking place on the Nintendo eShop from now until 27th March. You can get discounts on games like Darkest Dungeon, INSIDE,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • Nindies
  • News Nintendo And Sony Shares Drop Following Google's Stadia Reveal

    Down almost 4%

    Both Nintendo and Sony have seen their shares take a bit of a tumble following the Google Stadia reveal on Tuesday. Google's upcoming Stadia platform is set to allow users to stream games across pretty much any screen - mobiles, TVs, tablets, and laptops - and looks like it could make a significant and very different dent in the...

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    • Google
    • Stadia
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  • News How The Crypt Of The NecroDancer Developer Got To Work With Zelda

    Nintendo was just as interested

    The last and arguably most surprising announcement during the recent Nindie Direct was Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer. Many hours on, we're still scratching our heads wondering how the heck an indie developer has got the rights to create a title based on one of the most iconic Nintendo series of all-time...

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    • The Legend of Zelda
  • News Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy Of The Duelist: Link Evolution Launches This Summer As A Switch Exclusive

    Featuring 9,000+ cards

    Konami Digital Entertainment has announced that Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution will be launching exclusively on Nintendo Switch this summer. The game is based on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game, and will have players taking on iconic duelists from the series' universe. You'll also be reliving the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Want To See 5 Minutes Of Cuphead Running On Switch? Of Course You Do

    Result!

    One of the major highlights of yesterday's Nindies Showcase presentation was the announcement that Cuphead would be making the jump to Nintendo Switch. Once a Microsoft exclusive, it was a pretty surprising reveal to say the least. The good news doesn't stop there, though; we already know that the Switch version of the game will allow you...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Video
  • News Cuphead's Creator Would Be "More Than Pleased" To Let Him Appear In Super Smash Bros.

    And Mugman, too

    You might think that Cuphead's surprise announcement for Switch would be more than enough good news on its own, but that hasn't stopped fans from dreaming even bigger. We've seen several comments from site readers and social media users hoping that the game's titular character might now appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate since the...

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    • Super Smash Bros
    • Cuphead
    • Nintendo
  • Feature Nintendo Indie Collaborations And Crossovers We’d Like To See

    Tasty indie matchings with some cherished favourite franchises

    The announcement of Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda (to give its unwieldy full name) in yesterday’s Nindies Direct presentation was a delightful surprise. Although we’d heard whispers of

    • Features
    • Indie
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Kotal Kahn Gets Humiliated In His Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Trailer

    "Jacqui Briggs wins"

    If you've been keeping tabs on NetherRealm Studios' upcoming fighting game Mortal Kombat 11, you'll no doubt be aware of the regular live streams - better known as Kombat Kasts - for the game. So far, these streams have slowly but steadily been revealing each of the fighters in the new entry. In the latest one, NetherRealm...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mortal Kombat
  • Nintendo Download 21st March (Europe)

    Unravel Two! Fate/EXTELLA! Air Conflicts!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail - New Releases: Fate/EXTELLA LINK (Marvelous Europe,...

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  • News InkyPen Is Now Offering Free-To-Read Comics On Nintendo Switch

    No subscription required

    Nintendo Switch comic book app InkyPen is now allowing readers to browse a "growing selection of free comics" and explore its catalogue without a subscription. A brand new patch has been added to the app today, fixing bugs and adding features which primarily includes this selection of free comics. Previously, users had to...

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    • InkyPen
    • Comics
  • News Cadence Of Hyrule Features The Work Of Two Sonic Mania Artists

    It's a small (and wonderful) world

    One of the 'wow' moments from yesterday's Nindies Showcase presentation was the reveal of Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer - a new game from the team behind Crypt of the NecroDancer which is set to feature none other th

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Sonic
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden Announced For Switch, Includes Expansion DLC

    Physical deluxe edition also confirmed

    During Epic's keynote at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, The Bearded Ladies and Funcom announced Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden would be released on the Switch on 25th June. This version of the game will come with expansion DLC. There'll also be a retail deluxe edition released on the same...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • GDC
  • Video Square Enix Staff Share Secrets And Memories Of Final Fantasy IX's Development

    The first in a series of videos

    Amazingly, the Nintendo Switch is slowly but surely becoming a Final Fantasy fan's dream console. Last month saw the release of Final Fantasy IX, the adored Final Fantasy VII launches next week, and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and

    • Final Fantasy
    • Square Enix
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Video
  • News Zombie Infested Apartment Simulator Undead's Building Looks Delightfully Bonkers

    Live rent free

    Have you ever wanted to live in a zombie infested apartment where the undead wander the hallways? Nope? That's the correct answer! Still, the premise makes for a fun looking game and Japanese indie developer Double Drive is going to release Undead’s Building on the Switch eShop on 28th March so you can experience the horror for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Free Wizard Of Legend Sky Palace Update Is Now Available

    Return to the wizard world

    Yesterday, Nintendo fans were bombarded with a bunch of indie game announcements. It's all thanks to the recent Nindie Direct presentation, showcasing a variety of upcoming Switch eShop releases. With the spotlight still on the smaller side of development, Contingent99 has taken the opportunity to surprise everyone by...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
  • Video Take A Peek At Some Brand New SteamWorld Quest Battle Gameplay

    Check out the card-based system

    Yesterday may well have presented us with crazy amounts of exciting Nindie goodness, but there's another title gearing up for release that definitely shouldn't be forgotten about: SteamWorld Quest. Yes, Image & Form's upcoming SteamWorld game is a particularly interesting one, partly thanks to the fact that the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Hollow 2 Hopes To Win Over FPS Fans With New Action Trailer

    Hollow returns to Switch with new sequel

    Forever Entertainment has been hard at work on Hollow 2 recently, a sequel to last year's first-person survival game Hollow. A brand new trailer has been released today to give players a taste of the action. It's safe to say that we weren't the biggest fans of Hollow when we played it last February. We felt...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Video
  • Anniversary Pokémon Snap Turns 20 Years Old Today

    And we still don't have a sequel

    Twenty years ago today, on 21st March 1999, Pokémon Snap was first released in Japan. A Nintendo 64 exclusive, Pokémon Snap follows the adventures of Todd Snap, a Pokémon photographer who is tasked with taking perfect shots of the adorable critters and showing them to Professor Oak for inspection. It features 63...

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  • News Among The Sleep: Enhanced Edition Brings Terrifying New Content To Switch This May

    New level, improvements and pyjamas

    The award-winning horror game Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition has received a confirmed release date for Nintendo Switch. You'll be able to check it out from 29th May. The news comes alongside a brand new trailer (which we've shared above) and more details on what you can expect in this 'enhanced' release. This...

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    • Upcoming Releases

Wednesday20th Mar 2019

  • News Konami Releasing Anniversary Collection Series On Nintendo Switch

    Castlevania, Contra and more

    After the Australian Classification Board let the cat out of the bag last week, Konami has now confirmed it is bringing an Anniversary Collection series to the Nintendo Switch eShop. The line-up includes Arcade Classics, Castlevania Ann

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Konami
  • News Cuphead Is Coming To Nintendo Switch, Along With Xbox Achievements

    Thanks, Microsoft!

    It has been confirmed that the critically-acclaimed 2D platformer Cuphead is coming to Nintendo Switch. The news was the headline of today's Nindies Direct broadcast, which made a point of thanking Microsoft for making the port a possibility. Cuphead was previously a Microsoft exclusive. Studio MDHR Co-Director Chad Moldenhauer...

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    • Cuphead
    • Microsoft
  • Watch Nindies Direct March 2019 Broadcast - Live!

    30 minutes of indie goodness

    Are you ready for some indie game news? At 9am PT / 12pm ET (so that's 4pm GMT / 5pm CET), Nintendo will broadcast a 30 minute presentation focused on Nindie titles coming to the Nintendo Switch. As ever, we'll be live-blogging this event from this very page, so be sure to join us! <liveblog...

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  • News Cadence of Hyrule Is What You Get When You Cross Crypt of the NecroDancer With Zelda

    Coming this Spring

    The surprise announcement of today's Nindies Direct was the news that the award-winning Crypt of the NecroDancer is getting a Legend of Zelda-themed expansion. Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer includes both Zelda and Link, but uses the same beat-based gameplay of the original. However, we're also getting new stages and...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Zelda
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nindie Direct Shows Off Plenty Of Upcoming Indie Games On Switch

    Check out some of the smaller titles from today's presentation

    There are plenty of smaller titles that cropped up over the 25 minutes of today's Nindies presentation. Here's our roundup of some of the smaller titles and their trailers. Overland Finji delivers a new game from Adam Saltsman, the creator of Canabalt. In this turn-based survival...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News BadLand Breaks Its Silence Regarding Delayed Wii U Version Of Axiom Verge

    "All this is part of a defamation campaign"

    Who would have thought that a Wii U game could cause so much drama in 2019? We recently reported on the news that Limited Run Games is finally releasing the Wii U version of Axiom Verge after a costly legal tussle with the Spanish company BadLand Games. The two firms had signed a deal back in 2017 to...

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  • Talking Point What Does Google's Stadia Mean For Nintendo And The Future Of Gaming?

    Is Switch under threat, or a viable alternative to cloud gaming?

    Yesterday’s reveal of Stadia, the boxless 'future of gaming' from Google, was certainly intriguing. It promises seamless browser-based streaming of AAA games at 4K and 60 frames-per-second to all manner of devices you already own. The proposition is a clear and clean one for people...

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    • Stadia
    • Google
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Blaster Master Zero 2 Looks Amazing, And You Can Get It On Switch Today

    Buggy boy

    During the latest Nindies Showcase it was revealed that Blaster Master Zero 2 – the sequel to the much-liked original – will land on the Switch eShop today for just $9.99. The first game was a Switch launch title, but it seems that this follow-up is both bigger and better, with the protagonist Jason blasting off into space with his...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Blaster Master
  • News Danny DeVito 'Is Still Inside Of' Detective Pikachu

    "I promise you"

    If you're anything like us, you'll be rushing to the cinema to see Detective Pikachu when it hits the big screen in May. If you've watched any of the trailers, you'll no doubt recognise Ryan Reynolds' voicework as Detective Pikachu. The playful and sarcastic nature of his personality which worked so well in Deadpool is likely to...

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  • News Castle Crashers Remastered Brings 2D Beat 'Em Up Action To The Nintendo Switch

    It's official

    Less than a week after the initial tease, American developer The Behemoth has now officially announced Castle Crashers Remastered is coming to the Nintendo Switch. The Switch release will include HD Rumble, Switch online support, 4-player local multiplayer and portable play. This version has been made possible with the help of...

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    • Upcoming Releases
  • News As Cloud Gaming Steals Headlines, Nintendo's Latest Japanese Ads Highlight The Strength Of Switch

    Chillout time, offline

    Nintendo of Japan has released four new advertisements showcasing the many strengths of the Nintendo Switch. As usual, the marketing message is on point and these will likely play quite well with their target demographics. The first advertisement focusses on Nintendo's unique games on the Switch, such as Pokémon: Let's Go,...

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  • News Get Ready, Mouthbreathers: Stranger Things 3: The Game Has A Release Date On Switch

    The Upside Down opens alongside the new season's debut

    Gather your friends, stockpile some Eggos, and get ready to play through the events of Stranger Things’ third season from your Nintendo Switch beginning this July. Stranger Things 3: The Game was on display during today’s Nindies Direct stream, and finally given a concrete release date of...

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    • Nintendo
  • News Box Office Analysts Expect Big Things From Detective Pikachu

    Positive predictions

    Detective Pikachu isn't just shaping up to be the best live-action Pokémon movie – it has the potential to be the best video game movie, period. After some initial scepticism, it would appear that the Hollywood outing has won over critics and each new piece of information has been met with a positive response from fans. All...

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    • Detective Pikachu
    • Movies
  • News Kill la Kill: IF Arrives In North America And Europe This July

    School time

    The next Arc System Works fighting game Kill la Kill: IF will arrive on the Nintendo Switch in both North America and Europe on 26th July. This is timed in with the Japanese release on 25th July. The game will also receive two free downloadable characters this summer. These characters are Mako Mankanshoku and Ultimate Double Naked DTR...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kill la Kill
    • Anime
  • News My Friend Pedro Offers Gloriously Slow-Motion Violence On Switch

    Let's get bananas!

    Publisher Devolver Digital has had a good track record of bringing quality games to the Switch eShop, and My Friend Pedro from Deadtoast Entertainment looks like no exception. The game bio alone has us sold: My Friend Pedro is a violent ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s struggle to obliterate anyone in his...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review R.B.I. Baseball 19 - An Improved Showing, But Still Sadly Lacking In So Many Areas

    Batter up!

    It’s been a quiet baseball off-season this past Winter. A few players went here, some went there. Then it went quiet. Nothing much happened. Then Manny Machado signed for a lowly $300million to go to the San Diego Padres. The once damp squib of a Hot Stove was now absolutely napalmic. Not wishing to be undone, and desperate to smash the...

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    • RBI Baseball
  • News The Red Lantern Slides Onto Switch Later This Year

    The Alaskan dog sled sim you didn't know you needed

    Coming from Timberline Studios, The Red Lantern is confirmed to be coming to Switch sometime this year. Lindsay Rostal, the game's director, presented game footage in today's Nindie Direct detailing some of the things you'll be getting up to in this story-driven dog sled sim. Featuring roguelike...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Daemon X Machina Producer Thanks Fans For Playing The Limited-Time Demo

    "We're checking all your feedback"

    When Nintendo said the Daemon X Machina 'Prototype Missions' demo would only be available for a limited time, it wasn't joking. Now that everyone has had time to reflect on their own experiences with this upcoming Switch release, the producer Kenichiro Tsukuda has made the effort to thank players for trying out...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Demo
  • News We Almost Got Virtua Racing On The Game Boy Advance

    The 'Time Extension' that never happened

    The news that Virtua Racing is coming to Switch – and that it promises to be the most complete version yet seen – has caused a wee bit o' celebration amongst Sega fans. Yu Suzuki's seminal 3D racing classic effectively laid the foundation f

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    • Game Boy Advance
    • Sega
    • Virtua Racing
  • News Special Reserve Games Reveals GRIS Physical Release For Switch

    Due out this year

    Special Reserve Games has scored the rights to distribute the physical release of the standout indie title GRIS. With pre-orders for The Messenger officially live, the coming soon page of the SRG website now has GRIS in its place. As you'll see, it's locked in for 2019, but no other information about this upcoming release has been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Special Reserve Games
  • News RAD Takes You To The Post-Post-Apocalypse For 3D Roguelike Action

    Double apocalypse from Double Fine

    Veteran developer Double Fine today announced an all-new game coming to Switch this summer. RAD is a 3D action game set in the Fallow, a wasteland of a world that has been ravaged by not one, but two apocalypses. Players will have to battle all sorts of creatures and work to heal the cracked and barren land you...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Eat Up In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Spirit Board Event

    Food fight

    It's that time of the week again when Nintendo reveals its next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event. This one is titled "Spring Snackfest" and starts later this week on Friday. As usual, there's some fancy artwork to promote the event: During this event, you'll earn more Snack (L) after every battle and your Spirit Points...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Fortnite v8.11 Update Brings The Flint-Knock Pistol, And More Besides

    Knock, knock... who’s there?

    Fortnite on Nintendo Switch is the game that keeps on giving. Updates to the game are coming thick and fast, the latest version 8.11 looks like a good one. It offers a new weapon (in keeping with the pirate theme) as well as a new game mode, and much more besides. Let's take a look at the patch notes... WHAT’S...

    • Fortnite
    • Nintendo Switch
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