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TodayFri, 28th Feb 2020

  • News The Witcher 3 Polish Language Pack DLC Is Now Available On Switch

    A free download

    If you're a big fan of The Witcher 3: Wild - Complete Edition on the Nintendo Switch and would perhaps like to play through the game with Polish subtitles and dubs (and live outside of Poland), you now can, thanks to the recently released language pack. As highlighted by the Nintendo Switch subreddit user dark_skeleton, this free...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • The Witcher 3
    • DLC
    • Saber Interactive
    • CD Projekt
  • News PowerA Announces "Limited Release" Master Ball-Themed Controller For Nintendo Switch

    Available now on Amazon

    Switch accessory maker PowerA has unveiled a brand new enhanced wireless controller for the Nintendo Switch, that completes the Poké Ball line and celebrates this year's Pokémon Day. Introducing the Master Ball controller. Even if it's the same as the existing ones, the name alone makes it the best one by default. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Accessories
    • PowerA
    • Amazon
  • News Yacht Club Games Is "Absolutely" Considering A Shovel Knight Sequel

    "it's something we talk about a lot"

    Yacht Club Games has made it quite clear that it's not done with Shovel Knight. In fact, at the start of this month, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove artist Sandy Gordon explained how the developer would continue to make games about the popular indie hero forever and ever. Even though Treasure Trove is now...

    • Yacht Club Games
    • Shovel Knight
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie
    • PAX East
  • Video Animal Crossing: New Horizons Comes To Life At PAX East 2020

    A sample of island life

    The Animal Crossing: New Horizons booth at PAX East this year is apparently so cute that some people are crying about it. If you can't make it to the show to see just how adorable it is, there's no need to worry, as Nintendo has now uploaded a one minute video of its bright and coloutful show floor. As you can see in the...

    • Video
    • Nintendo
    • Animal Crossing
    • PAX East
    • North America
  • News Here's Your First Look At The Mythical Zarude In The Upcoming Pokémon Movie

    Introducing the 'Rogue Monkey Pokémon'

    After teasing the silhouette of the new mythical Pokémon for weeks on end, yesterday The Pokémon Company finally revealed the new Dark/Grass-type pocket monster Zarude in the Nintendo Switch games, Pokémon Sword and Shield

    • Pokemon
    • Movies
    • Anime
    • Japan

YesterdayThu, 27th Feb 2020

  • News Mewtwo And The Kanto Starters Are Now Appearing In Pokémon Sword And Shield Max Raid Battles

    Celebrating Pokémon Day 2020

    To celebrate this year's Pokémon Day, from now until the 2nd March, Mewtwo and the Kanto region starters will be appearing in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Gigantamax Grimmsnarl, Kingler, Hatterene, Orbeetle and Toxtricity will also show up from time to time. As exciting as this may sound,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News The Monkey-Like Zarude Is The New Mythical Pokémon In Sword And Shield

    Update: The news finally breaks

    Update: (Thu 27th Feb, 2020 14:15 GMT): The new Pokémon is the Dark/Grass-type monster called Zarude. You can see the monster in action in the trailer below. Here's some official info: Zarude is a Dark- and Grass-type Pokémon that can grow vines from the back of its neck, its wrists, and the soles of its feet...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Animal Crossing: New Horizons Booth At PAX East Reduces Discord Community Manager To Tears

    "it's like the cutest thing I've ever seen"

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons is so cute and adorable that it's capable of reducing some fans to tears (of joy). This is exactly what happened when Mallory Loar – the community manager of the Discord app – first saw Nintendo's Animal Crossing booth at this year's PAX East. The event runs from 27th...

    • Random
    • Animal Crossing
    • PAX East
    • Discord
    • North America
  • News Google's Pokémon Of The Year Vote Winner Is Announced, And It's Pretty Surprising

    Did your favourite win?

    Update: (Thu 27th Feb, 2020 14:25 GMT): The results are in! Greninja Lucario Mimikyu Charizard Umbreo Sylveon Garchomp Rayquaza Gardevoir Gengar Original Story (Wed 26th Feb, 2020 10:00 GMT): Earlier this month, Google opened up a 'Pokémon of the Year' voting form which had fans of the series declaring their favo

    • Pokemon
  • Review Rune Factory 4 Special - The Definitive Version Of A Series Classic

    "You're always welcome here"

    The Harvest Moon series made quite a name for itself when it first released on the SNES in 1996, trading the typical combat-centric trappings of an RPG in favour of a much more laid-back and slower-paced focused on farming. Many sequels would follow in the coming years, and on the tenth anniversary, Marvelous produced an...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rune Factory
  • News Itching For 2020's First Nintendo Direct? One Super Mario Maker 2 Player Got Tired Of Waiting

    Direct to you

    We all know that patience is a virtue, but we gamers are an impatient bunch, and while Pokémon and Animal Crossing fans have had it good with bespoke Direct broadcasts of their own, Switch owners awaiting 2020's first full-fat Nintendo Direct presentation have been left twiddling their thumbs throughout January and February. There

    • Video
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • News Stardew Valley Creator Says Version 1.5 Is "Currently In The Works"

    Another free content update is on the way

    Earlier this month, Stardew Valley creator Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone revealed he was working on two new projects – with both of the titles having links to the popular farming and lifestyle simulator. That doesn't mean he's necessarily done with his original creation, though. In a recent update over on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Nintendo Download 27th February (North America)

    Bloodroots, Battlesloths and Bucket Knight! (and Metro)

    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! Switch eShop: Bloodroots (Paper Cult, Fri 28th...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Nintendo Download 27th February (Europe)

    Metro! Metro Again! Samurai Shodown! Two Point Hospital!

    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: Rune Factory 4 Special...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Turn-Based Strategy Epic Brigandine: The Legend Of Runersia Launches Exclusively On Switch This June

    And we're getting a physical version, too

    Happinet's sequel to the 1998 turn-based strategy title Brigandine is launching exclusively on Switch on June 25th, it has been revealed. Brigandine: The Legend Of Runersia involves picking a nation and building a loyal army so you can explore and conquer over 40 locations and do battle with "100 unique...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Limited Run Games
  • News PlatinumGames' Third Piece Of Big News Is A New Tokyo Studio

    "At PlatinumGames, everyone’s a creator"

    2020 is shaping up to be a big year for Japanese studio PlatinumGames. The company has already successfully crowdfunded a remaster of The Wonderful 101, and yesterday announced Project G.G., a new IP which it aims to publish itself. Those were the first of four

    • PlatinumGames
    • Japan
    • Development
  • News Alien Hominid Invasion Is The Behemoth's Run 'N' Gun Classic 'Reimagined' On Switch

    Platforms confirmed with gameplay

    Recently announced title Alien Hominid Invasion has been confirmed for Switch by developer and publisher The Behemoth. Described as a 're-imagination' of the 2004 original, it was revealed at the end of January, and while it seemed obvious that the game would come to Switch - especially given last year's release of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Alien Hominid
  • Video Feast Your Eyes On 12 Minutes Of Genshin Impact Gameplay

    Taken from the PC version, but still

    Genshin Impact has certainly gained a lot of attention lately thanks to its visual similarity to Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but the game is nonetheless shaping up to be quite a cool RPG experience – and

    • Nintendo Switch
    • PAX East
    • Video
  • News Famitsu Survey Reveals 88% Of Readers Intend To Purchase The Pokémon Sword And Shield Expansion Pass

    Only a few say they won't

    One of the more memorable segments of last month's Pokémon Direct was the reveal of a mighty expansion pass for the latest entries, Pokémon Sword and Shield. Rather than a third entry or 'Ultra' version, this two-part DLC add-on will allow players to continue to their adventure within the Galar Region and uses the same...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • DLC
    • Famitsu
    • Japan
  • News Sludge Life Is Quite Unlike Any Game We've Seen, And It's Coming To Switch This Spring

    "Wanna buy a washing machine?"

    You can always rely on Devolver Digital to offer up quirky, left-field games, and Sludge Life certainly fits that description. This low-fi 3D adventure game will be hitting Switch and the Epic Games Store this spring, and involves graffiti, farting, photography and urinating into toilets (no, really). Sludge Life...

    • Switch eShop
    • PAX East
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Mini Review Willy Jetman: Astromonkey's Revenge - A Fun Homage To The Classics Of Yore

    Willy or won't he?

    With a name like Willy Jetman, developer Last Chicken Games seems to be courting a nostalgic audience who fondly recall the ZX Spectrum adventures of Matthew Smith's Jet Set Willy and Rare's (née Ultimate Play the Game) Lunar Jetman. It's a tried and tested move to attract interest in a crowded digital marketplace, and frankly,...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Willy Jetman
    • Reviews
  • News Samurai Shodown Version 1.60 Brings A New DLC Fighter And An Important Fix For Galford's Pooch

    "Go Poppy!"

    Samurai Shodown has been updated to version 1.60, and the headline news here is that a new DLC character is now available. Mina Majikina joins the likes of Rimururu, Basara, Kazuki Kazama and Wan-Fu as a paid-for fighter, and will be followed by Sogetsu Kazama, Iroha and one more yet-to-be-revealed character as part of the game's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Samurai Shodown
    • SNK
  • News The Pokémon Company Cancels Multiple Store Events In Japan As Coronavirus Cases Rise

    Confirmed cases in Japan now number more than 200

    As news emerges that Japanese schools are to close until April due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, The Pokémon Company has stated that it will be cancelling a series of live events at its Pokémon Stores across the country. As of February 29th, 2020, the following events have been called off...

    • Pokemon
    • Japan
    • Coronavirus
  • News Animal Crossing On Mobile Begins "Preparing For Future Events" With A New Update

    What's on the horizon?

    Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for Android and iOS devices has been receiving a little extra attention in recent times. It's mostly to do with the upcoming release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Switch next month. Even though the two games aren't directly linked, there'll still be promotional offers in both, where...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Mobile
    • Updates
  • News Shovel Knight Dig Won't Arrive Until 2021, Yacht Club Confirms

    New digs next year

    A small flurry of announcements dropped yesterday courtesy of Yacht Club Games, such as the reveal of Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon and an update confirming Shovel Knight amiibo support for Cyber Shadow. If that wasn'

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Shovel Knight
    • Yacht Club Games
  • News UK Fans Can Celebrate Pokémon Day With A Nice Cup Of Tea

    Are you team blue or team red?

    It’s 27th February, and, as any true Pokémon fan will know, that means it's Pokémon Day! To celebrate this day of fun and frolics, the lovely folks over at the Nintendo Official UK Store are offering the choice of a free water or fire partner Pokémon mug with all Pokémon games and Pokémon console bundles,...

    • Deals
    • Pokemon
    • UK
  • News Cyber Shadow Will Support The Shovel Knight amiibo Line When It Arrives This Fall

    Call on a knight

    During Yacht Club's latest presentation, it was revealed the 8-bit platformer Cyber Shadow would be released on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this fall. If you haven't heard about this title before, it's a game that's been developed by Aarne Hunziker from Mechanical Head Studios over the past decade and has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • amiibo
    • Yacht Club Games
  • News Picross Developer Jupiter Reveals Working Zombies, A New Non-Picross Project

    Update: "Coming Soon" according to reveal trailer

    Update: And here's the trailer! Original Story: After years of being chained to their desks churning out Picross game after Picross game after Picross game, developer Jupiter has teased and subsequently revealed a new game that doesn't involve steadily solving puzzles to reveal pixel art pictures...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • Events EGX Rezzed 2020 Returns To The UK Next Month

    Tickets Available Now

    Our good friends over at Gamer Network wanted us to remind you of their upcoming EGX Rezzed 2020 event which returns to Tobacco Dock in London, England, UK this March 26-28. The eclectic game show is unlike most others, with a lot more laid back atmosphere and emphasis on smaller developers and unique games. An overview of...

    • Events
    • EGX Rezzed
    • UK

Wednesday26th Feb 2020

  • Feature Best Fire Emblem Games Of All Time

    Fancy a game of Swords-Axes-Lances?

    It might have taken a while for Nintendo's premier SRPG series to find its feet in the West, but the storming success of last year's Fire Emblem: Three Houses on Switch proves that nearly 30 years since first launching in Japan Intelligent Systems' turn-based strategy series is now up there with the Marios and the...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Fire Emblem
    • Best Games
    • All Time
  • News The Creator Of The World's Most Famous Cheat Code Has Died

    The hack that became part of video game legend

    Cheat codes aren't much of a 'thing' these days, but back in the '80s and '90s, they were a big deal. These little hidden hacks were used by developers to test portions of the game but often made their way into the final code by accident or design. In the case of the famous 'Konami code' – Up, Up,...

    • Retro
    • Konami Code
    • NES
    • Kazuhisa Hashimoto
  • News PlatinumGames Announces Project GG, A Brand New Game From Hideki Kamiya

    The second title of 'Platinum4'

    Update (Wed 26th Feb, 2020 15:15 GMT): PlatinumGames has now shared a tremendously epic looking trailer for Project GG (see above), which calls the game "the powerful climax to the Hideki Kamiya superhero trilogy". The man himself has also shared a message to fans, which you can read in full on the PlatinumGames...

    • PlatinumGames
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hotshot Racing Brings "Silky Smooth" 60fps Arcade Racing To Switch This Spring

    Racing Apex has a new name

    Curve Digital has revealed a colourful, retro-inspired arcade racer going by the name of Hotshot Racing, which will be speeding onto Switch this spring. Remember Racing Apex? Well, it's had a fresh paint job, it seems. From Lucky Mountain Games and Sumo Digital, Hotshot Racing boasts bright, polygonal visuals and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Yacht Club Games Reveals Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon For Nintendo Switch

    A new puzzle-adventure

    Yacht Club Games has today revealed a brand new entry into its hugely popular Shovel Knight series. Confirmed for release on Nintendo Switch, the new game is called Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon. The news comes from today's Yacht Club Games Presents video presentation, where the brand new puzzle-adventure mashup was shown off...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection - A Superb Selection Of Retro Classics

    A legacy to be proud of

    Those of you familiar with the backstory of the ongoing development of the Mega Man X series may be aware that Zero – the sabre-wielding, long-haired secondary protagonist – was, in fact, the original design Keiji Inafune wanted to use for Mega Man. That idea got shot down because of how different Zero looks from the...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mega Man
  • News Warframe's Lotus Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate As A Spirit

    The crossover you weren't expecting

    If you were as surprised as we were when Warframe was announced for the Nintendo Switch, you'll probably be equally as surprised to hear Lotus – the mysterious figure from the popular free-to-play third-person title – has now been added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a spirit. It's all for a new spirit...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Warframe
  • Japanese Charts Persona 5 Scramble Dominates As The Coronavirus Sinks Switch Sales

    OG Switch only sells 10,000 units

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 17th - 23rd February, revealing that the Switch is still being heavily impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. New release Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers has managed to take both first and second place in the charts this week following its launch on both...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Customise Your Villager More Than Ever Before In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Mirror, mirror...

    After many months of not hearing a single thing about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Nintendo is now bombarding us with new information about this highly anticipated release on a daily basis. In today's update, we get a closer look at the character customisation menu. As shown in the second video, you'll be able to change your...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Box Office Surpasses $200 Million Worldwide

    And beats Detective Pikachu's three-day record

    It's official, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been a huge success. A Sega Sammy press release reveals the blue blur's box office debut, co-produced by Paramount Pictures and Sega, has made close to $210 million in just ten days. The film came out on Valentine's Day in the US, and in its opening...

    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Movie
    • Paramount
  • News The Wonderful 101: Remastered Secures May Release On Nintendo Switch

    And slightly later in Japan

    The PlatinumGames news just keeps coming, as we now have confirmation of The Wonderful 101: Remastered's release date on Nintendo Switch. The game's set to launch in North America on 19th May, in Europe on 22nd May, and slightly later in Japan on 11th June. It's hard to believe that a Kickstarter was really necessary if...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • PlatinumGames
  • News The Final Piece Of The 'Platinum4' Puzzle Is A "Very Interesting" Secret, Says Studio Head

    Two announcements down, two to go

    PlatinumGames' current 'Platinum4' initiative is already off to a pretty strong start; the beginning of the month saw a new Kickstarter campaign to get The Wonderful 101: Remastered on Switch (the first of the Platinum4), and today has brought news of the

    • PlatinumGames
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Etika's Mural Becomes A PokéStop In Pokémon GO

    "JoyconBoyz forever"

    Not long after the video game YouTuber Desmond "Etika" Amofah was found deceased last year, his fans banded together and painted a large mural of him in Brooklyn. Now, to add to this, the same location has been transformed into a PokéStop within Niantic's augmented reality mobile-hit, Pokémon GO. This is all thanks to the...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Niantic
  • News Samurai Jack Is Back In Battle Through Time, Releases On Switch This Summer

    "It's not over yet, samurai"

    Samurai Jack is making a comeback on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in a brand new video game, due out this summer. Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time by Adult Swim Games and Japanese developer Soleil Games is a 3D hack-and-slash title based on the popular American animated series, and takes place before...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Samurai Jack
    • Cartoon Network
  • News Mario Kart Tour Adds Classic Mario And Luigi And A Remixed Version Of Mario Circuit

    "Wahoo!"

    Mario Kart Tour is celebrating our favourite moustachioed plumber's roots over the next couple of weeks, with today signalling the start of the Mario Bros. Tour. This new tour will be active from today until 11th March and adds 'Classic' variants of Mario and Luigi into the mix. As you can see in the video above, these versions of...

    • Mario Kart
    • Mario Kart Tour
    • Mobile
  • News Tomb Raider's Lara Croft Is Joining Brawlhalla

    A legend joins the fight

    Free-to-play fighter Brawlhalla is no stranger to cool crossover events, and that trend is continuing with the arrival of Tomb Raider's Lara Croft, who is joining the cast as part of the 3.57 patch. The Tomb Raider Epic Crossover event will include "custom signature effects, a dedicated Roster spot, and an additional Skin...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Brawlhalla
    • Tomb Raider
  • News Pokémon GO Celebrates Pokémon Day With The Return Of Armored Mewtwo

    Party hat Pokémon are also up for grabs

    The Pokémon Company and Niantic have already started this year's Pokémon Day celebrations in Pokémon GO with a limited-time event featuring Armored Mewtwo, Clone Pokémon in Raid Battles and special party-hat Pokémon. This all ties in with the Netflix debut of Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution on...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • The Pokemon Company
    • Mobile
  • News Rock Band Dev Harmonix Reveals Fuser, A "Revolutionary New Music Gaming Experience"

    And it's coming to Switch

    Harmonix, the developer behind Rock Band, Karaoke Revolution and the original Guitar Hero titles, has revealed a brand new music title called Fuser. Harmonix is really hyping this one up to be something special; an admittedly fancy trailer has been shared (see above), and a press release describes the game as both a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokémon-Alike Temtem To Add 50 New Creatures, Ranked Matchmaking And More

    All by fall 2020

    It might still be in Early Access on Steam, but Temtem - the Pokémon-like MMO from Crema Games - has had a very decent start. It's managed to sell 500,000 copies in its first month and, when we tried it out for ourselves, we were left even more interested in its upcoming launch on Switch. Now that its first month has been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Victory Heat Rally Developer Is Aiming For Switch Release

    It's the Power Drift successor we've been waiting for

    "Neo Super Scaler" racer Victory Heat Rally hits Kickstarter this week, and developer Sky Devil Palm has stated that it could be coming to Switch. Inspired by Sega's classic "Super Scaler" titles like Out Run and Power Drift, Victory Heat Rally sports a lovely pixel-based artwork and a pumping...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Kickstarter
  • News Jump King, A 'Tactical Leaping Adventure', Hops From PC To Switch Later This Year

    It's a leap year

    Are you a prolific precision platforming enthusiast who regularly goes on epic journeys to find a fair maiden? Perhaps it's time for Mario to put his feet up and give someone else a go. Perhaps with that in mind, UKIYO Publishing is bringing Swedish developer Nexile's 'Tactical Leaping Adventure' Jump King to consoles including...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Jump King
  • News Rigid Force Redux Will Make The Wait For R-Type Final 2 A Little Bit Easier

    Coming to Switch this summer

    R-Type Final 2 might be on the horizon, but we've got a while to wait yet – which makes the announcement of Rigid Force Redux all the more appealing. Developed by com8com1 and published by Headup Games, Rigid Force Redux is inspired by Irem's coin-op classic, as well as the likes of Konami's Gradius and Square's Ein

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop

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