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  • News WarGroove Delayed Until Q1 2019, Chucklefish Wants To Provide A "Robust Package"

    Was initially aiming for a late 2018 release

    Last time when we checked on the Chucklefish Switch eShop title WarGroove, the game had no release date. Apparently, the developer was aiming for a 2018 launch all along and that's now been pushed back to Q1 2019. Here's exactly what was said in a recent progress report on the developer blog: Initially...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Soapbox Huawei's Not The First Company To Vie For Nintendo's Portable Crown, And It Won't Be The Last

    Riding on Nintendo's coat-tails might not be the silliest idea...

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, editor Damien picks apart Huawei's recent bold claims that its new Mate 20 X smartphone trumps the Nintendo Switch as a...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Huawei
    • Smartphones
  • Video Cloud Gaming Is Viable In The Future Based On This Assassin's Creed Odyssey Review

    "I'm actually kind of a believer now"

    There's been some serious doubt when it comes to companies trying to make cloud gaming on console devices a thing. Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot has previously mentioned the future of the video game industry is streaming. In saying this, if you don't have a top tier internet connection or live in a country with...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (October 20th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Sitting at the end of a week which has seen two particularly high profile Switch releases, it perhaps comes as no surprise that many members of the NL team are getting stuck into Ubisoft's space extravaganza and FromSoftware's exploration of hellish landscapes. As always, you can check out all of the games...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Capcom's Update For Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Arrives Next Week

    Improvements and fixes

    This year the Street Fighter series is celebrating its 30th anniversary. To celebrate, Capcom released the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection - comprised of 12 iconic games. Anyone who has been playing this game since its release will be pleased to hear an update is on the way to the Nintendo Switch version on 23rd...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
    • Street Fighter
  • News Shakedown Hawaii Releasing On Switch And 3DS Early Next Year

    Run a criminal empire

    If you enjoyed Retro City Rampage by Vblank Entertainment on WiiWare, it might be worth taking a look at the new gameplay overview trailer for its successor Shakedown Hawaii. The game was originally scheduled to arrive in 2017 on the 3DS and Nintendo Switch and has since been pushed back to Q1 2019. Surprisingly, the 3DS...

    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Director Junichi Masuda Explains Why Eevee Is One Of The Stars In Pokémon Let's Go

    "I kind of realised that a lot of fans really do love Eevee"

    Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! features Eevee as one of the game's stars. Pikachu's selection needs no explanation - being the face of the series internationally since its inception, but how exactly did Eevee's inclusion come about? During the latest episode of Nintendo...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

YesterdayFri, 19th Oct 2018

  • News The Latest Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Glitch Lets Players Fly So Fast That The Game Can't Keep Up

    The 'bullet time bounce'

    By this point, players have managed to manipulate The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's huge number of interactive possibilities to find almost as many glitches as there are those pesky Koroks, and the latest discovery is both amusing and practical. Dubbed the 'bullet time bounce', this new find has players jumping on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
  • News Both Xenoblade Chronicles 2 And Torna – The Golden Country Have Just Been Updated

    Fixes everywhere

    If you're a keen Xenoblade Chronicles 2 fan, sinking every precious hour you have into its addictively gripping ways, you may be pleased to hear that a new update has just arrived for both the main game, and the newly released expansion Torna - The Golden Country, fixing various bugs and issues across the board. Proud owners of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
    • Updates
  • Random Hollywood Legend John Carpenter Doesn't Think Much Of Nintendo Labo

    "Frankly, this thing sucks"

    John Carpenter's contribution to horror cinema simply cannot be understated; via titles like Halloween, The Thing and They Live, he has helped to shape the kind of fright-heavy flicks we know and love - and that's not to mention his many excellent films outside of the genre, such as Escape from New York, Big Trouble in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Labo
    • Random
  • Random It Turns Out Odyssey Wasn't The First Game To Display Mario's Nipples

    1 x 1 pixel edition

    Before Bowsette took the internet by storm, Mario's nipples were all the rage online. This obsession started when a Nintendo Direct prior to the release of Super Mario Odyssey last year showed the iconic mascot running about with no shirt on. The sight of Mario's bare chest set the internet alight, resulting in plenty of...

    • Random
    • Nintendo
    • Super Mario
  • News Fighting Game One Strike Removed From Switch eShop Due To Copyright Infringement

    An update is being prepared

    In what is quite an unusual turn of events, Switch fighter One Strike has been removed from the eShop in Japan (with a worldwide takedown set to follow) due to a copyright infringement. Currently, heading to the game's Japanese store page simply shows an error, stating that “this software is currently not available",...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Zelda-Inspired Hazelnut Bastille Wants To Bring SNES Magic To Switch, Kickstarter Coming Soon

    And it looks absolutely gorgeous

    The last few years have seen a steady rise in retro-style games flooding the modern market, with the Switch already being home to countless 8-bit and 16-bit adventures all desperately trying to pull you in with their nostalgia-inducing ways. Sometimes, these games are truly something special (Octopath Traveler,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kickstarter
  • News Wario's Latest Microgame Collection On 3DS Wasn't Just A Quick Money Grab

    There was a serious selection process

    WarioWare Gold on the 3DS is arguably the definitive Warioware collection with the inclusion of the best 300 microgames covering every title in the series from the original 2003 Game Boy Advance release to the slightly more recent 2013 Wii U game. As fantastic as the new microgame collection is, there are...

    • 3DS
    • 3DS eShop
    • Nintendo
    • Wario
  • News Starlink: Battle For Atlas Starter Packages In The US Are Missing Game Cards And Cases

    Uh-oh

    Ubisoft's space shooter Starlink: Battle for Atlas is now available on the Nintendo Switch. As more and more people purchase the new toys-to-life game, it's been discovered a number of packages in the US have been shipped without the game case and card. At this point in time the issue appears to be isolated to starter pack versions of the game...

    • Ubisoft
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Sinner: Sacrifice For Redemption - A Distilled But Ultimately Disappointing Dark Souls Wannabe

    Like a boss?

    FromSoftware's ‘SoulsBorne’ series has plenty of defining features that set it apart from its contemporaries. Obtuse storytelling. Mercilessly precise combat models. Mazelike hubs to explore. But none of these elements hold quite as much tangible power as the series’ (mostly) breathtaking bosses. From the tag-team nightmare of...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Sinner
  • Guide Pokémon GO Stat Changes - The October 2018 Gen 4 Update Explained

    Life is Blissey

    Pokémon GO finally received its hotly-anticipated Gen 4 update yesterday, introducing a bunch of new monsters into the various facets of the game for you to catch all over again. Not all of the 107 Gen 4 Pokémon are available from the get-go, though. Instead, the rest will roll out intermittently, just like Niantic did with the...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
  • News Poké Ball Plus Gets Its Own Safety Warning In Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee

    Play safe

    Most products and devices nowadays come with an excessive amount of safety warnings, labels and instructions because people often do silly things. In 2006, Nintendo joined this movement to prevent people from throwing Wii Remotes straight into their televisions. The Switch also runs a similar warning about attaching the wrist straps when...

    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • News UK Gaming Magazines GamesMaster and GamesTM Set To Close Next Month

    Staff will be "redeployed"

    British magazine publisher Future plc has revealed that both GamesMaster and GamesTM will release their last issues next month. Between them, the two magazines have spent over 40 years gracing the UK's shelves, with GamesMaster being around since 1993, and GamesTM launching a little more recently in 2002. Both magazines...

    • Gaming
    • UK
    • Industry
  • Video Dark Souls: Remastered Is Out On Switch Today, Here's A Juicy Launch Trailer To Celebrate

    Are you getting a copy?

    As you've probably already figured out from this article's title, Dark Souls: Remastered launches on Nintendo Switch today. To celebrate, Nintendo has released a brand new launch trailer to drum up the hype and get you in the mood for multiple, grizzly deaths. Yes, it's finally time for Switch owners to embark on their...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dark Souls
    • Video
  • Feature Two Tribes On Why Swap This! Is A Puzzler Not To Be Missed And The Studio's Future

    "We know a lot of people are sceptical"

    Earlier this week, developer Two Tribes (famous for titles such as Toki Tori and RIVE amongst many others) teased an upcoming game. The collective mind of the internet used its almighty brain power to work out that it could be a Switch version of

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Interviews
  • News Sneaky Ninja Developer Won't Leave Wii U Fans Hanging After Waiting For So Long

    A stealthy switch

    If you were about during the Wii U era, you might recall a 2015 Kickstarter project for the 2D stealth platformer Sneaky Ninja. After a successful campaign, the plan was to release it on Nintendo's latest system at the time, but this never actually happened. Fast forward to 2018, and the game's develope

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Check Out This Super-Colourful Wave Of Pokémon Merchandise Soon Landing In Japan

    Available next month

    One of the many things that Japan is absolutely brilliant at is providing endless amounts of Pokémon merchandise. From a complete set of all original 151 Pokémon in plush form, to a humongous Lapras toy that could easily carry a small army of children around, there will absolutely be something for you. The official Pokémon...

    • Pokemon
    • Accessories
    • Toys
  • News Switch Puzzle Game Hexologic Has Been Updated With 50% More Content Free Of Charge

    Time to check it out?

    Switch puzzler Hexologic has just received a rather substantial update, giving players 50% more content to play through with no extra charge. If you're unfamiliar with the game, Hexologic is a hex-based puzzler which uses tile-based riddles to work the minds of its players. It's said to be quite the challenge, "even to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News 3D Arcade Brawler Varion Will Be Blasting Onto Switch On 8th November

    Fast-paced battles aplenty

    Developer Light Maze has revealed that its upcoming arcade brawler Varion will be lighting up a Nintendo Switch near you on 8th November. The game is described as a "3D arcade action top-down brawler", featuring couch multiplayer battles for one-to-four players. As you can likely tell from the trailer above, the game is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News John Szczepaniak's Untold History Of Japanese Game Developers Is Reborn As Japansoft: An Oral History

    With new content and images

    Back in 2013, video game journalist and historian John Szczepaniak embarked on a crowdfunded adventure to chart the hitherto untold stories of the Japanese game development community. He flew out to Japan and spoke to some of the unsung heroes of the gaming world - as well as few true legends, such as Henk Rogers and Yuzo...

    • Books
    • Retro
    • Japan
    • John Szczepaniak
  • News Rising Star Brings Platform Puzzler Storm In A Teacup To Switch eShop Next Week

    Enter a dream-like world

    If you're in need of a platform puzzle fix, Cobra Mobile and the publisher Rising Star Games are bringing the magical title Storm in a Teacup to the Switch eShop next week, on 25th October for $2.99. Here's the full description below: Storm in a Teacup takes place in a dream-like world that Cloud, the brother to main...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Thursday18th Oct 2018

  • Review Dark Souls: Remastered - Perfect Portable Punishment

    Git gud on the go

    The Nintendo Switch has played host to countless ports in the relatively brief 18 months it’s been on the market, but every so often one comes along that brings with it all the prestige and reverence that made it such a touchstone elsewhere. Last year, that game was arguably The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, a port that was made all...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Dark Souls Remastered
    • Dark Souls
  • News NBA Playgrounds Is No Longer Available To Purchase From The Switch eShop

    Bye-bye

    NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 is now available on the Nintendo Switch. In the lead up to its release, Saber Interactive said it was hoping to bounce back from the original NBA Playgrounds game which had an incredibly bumpy launch on the Switch. To help recover from this troubled period, the original game (including the DLC) is now no longer able to...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Former American President Barack Obama Doesn't Care About Pokémon, So Go And Vote

    "That doesn't mean it won't keep on coming back"

    Citizens of America, the former and 44th president of the United States wants you to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Sitting down with media company ATTN recently, Barack Obama made it clear he didn't care about seven common excuses used by your friends for not voting. Right off the bat, the...

    • Random
    • Pokemon
    • America
  • Talking Point Nintendo Has Stumbled With Switch Online, But It Can Learn From Its Mistakes

    "Learning when and how to react is not a natural skill"

    It's long been said – mostly by the company's critics, admittedly - that Nintendo 'doesn't get' online. While Microsoft and Sony (and, you could argue, Sega) led the charge when it came to connecting console gamers to the World Wide Web, Nintendo was happy to sit back and focus on producing...

    • Feature
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Online
  • News Play Diablo III In Style With This Nintendo Switch Wireless Controller

    With customisable buttons

    With Diablo III Eternal Collection just around the corner, it's almost time to get stuck into all of the lovely content the game has to offer. If you're wanting to play the game in style, though, you might just want to get yourself one of these Diablo III-themed controllers from accessory maker PowerA. Of course, it was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Accessories
  • News Monolith Soft Director Would "Love" Xenoblade Chronicles X On Switch, Money Stands In The Way

    "Re-creating it would be really difficult"

    With Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - and Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country - all sealed up and completed, the series' fanbase will no doubt be wondering what's on the horizon for the franchise. We know that Monolith Soft has been hiring for a mysterious new RPG project, and we also kno

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monolith Soft
    • Xenoblade
    • Wii U
  • Nintendo Download 18th October (North America)

    Dark Souls, Zarvot, Just Dance!

    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 a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch retail: Dark Souls: Remastered (Bandai Namco, Fri...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Guide Starlink Buyer's Guide - What You Get In The Physical And Digital Editions

    Don't just (Ar)wing it!

    Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a pretty decent alternative to Star Fox, it seems. You fly the Arwing seamlessly between a variety of different planets, shooting everything that moves while throwing shade at Slippy. What more could you possibly want? Depending on the version you purchase, you might even nab yourself a lovely...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • Nintendo Download 18th October (Europe)

    Starlink, LEGO DC Super-Villains, Valkyria Chronicles!

    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 a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail - New Releases: NBA 2K Playgrounds 2...

    • Nintendo Download
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    • Europe
  • News You Can Thank The GameCube For Katamari Damacy, According To Creator Keita Takahashi

    A developer-friendly platform

    Katamari Damacy Reroll arrives on the Switch at the end of November. This is the first time a game in the series will be made available on a Nintendo platform. As previously noted, it's a slightly enhanced version of the original Namco title first released on the PlayStation 2 in 2004. Interestingly, a new book about...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Keita Takahashi
    • Bandai Namco
    • GameCube
  • Video Get A First Look At Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee's Master Trainers

    151 to find and challenge

    This week has seen more Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! news appearing in front of us than those pesky wild Zubat in the murky depths of Mt. Moon, but we've got yet another trailer for you which shows off one of the game's most recently-revealed features (with a nice little nod to the anime at the end,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Zombie Outfit Brings The Spooky Season To Super Mario Odyssey

    New filters added as well

    In line with Halloween, Nintendo has added Zombie Headwear and a Zombie Outfit to Super Mario Odyssey on the Switch. The dangerous headwear will cost 3,000 gold coins and the undead outfit will set you back 5,000 gold coins. This follows on from last month's addition of a Conductor wig and outfit. That's not all, though...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Odyssey
  • News Pre-Orders Are Now Open For These Customisable GameCube Controllers For Switch

    To C stick, or not to C stick?

    If you're as excited as we are for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, you're probably already thinking about the glorious day on which you can finally get stuck into the game this December. If you just so happen to be a fan of the classic GameCube controller, too, then these could well be the perfect choice for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Gamecube
    • Accessories
  • Review The Room - A Touchscreen Classic That Feels a Little Sparse On A Home Console

    A spare room

    How time flies! The Room was first released on iPad back in 2012 and the moody, touch-based puzzler struck a chord on the platform. Back then Apple’s tablet played host to many awkward ports of ‘proper’ console games, but developer Fireproof offered a bespoke experience that took advantage of the touchscreen in novel and natural...

    • Reviews
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  • Video Digital Foundry Praises Luigi's Mansion's "Completely Revamped" Visuals On 3DS

    But there are pros and cons

    Originally releasing as a launch title for the GameCube back in 2001, Luigi's Mansion has just been reworked for a release on Nintendo 3DS, launching in North America last week and in Europe tomorrow. It's an interesting little project - what was a launch title for one console is arriving at the very latter stages of...

    • 3DS
    • Luigi's Mansion
    • Video
    • Digital Foundry
  • Video See SNK 40th Anniversary Collection's First Set Of Free DLC Games In Action

    Here are the first five

    With SNK 40th Anniversary Collection just around the corner, NIS America has shared a new trailer which gives us a quick look at the first set of free DLC titles headed to the game. If you haven't already heard the news, the base collection - which is set to launch on 13th November - is going to be expanded with a

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Kunio-kun: The World Classic Collection Adds Double Dragon Trilogy

    Billy, Jimmy and Bimmy too!

    Arc System Works has revealed that the already impressive compilation of Kunio's finest outings is also getting a triple dose of Double Dragon. The original NES/Famicom trilogy will be a part of a 'Related Games' section included in Kunio-kun: The World Classic Collection, adding further retro gaming value to what was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kunio-kun
    • Double Dragon
  • News Super Mario Party Slips To Second Place In Japanese Charts, Switch Still Best-Selling Console

    Black Ops 4 steals top spot

    Super Mario Party has just faced its second week in stores, and Japanese figures (from 8th - 14th October) report that its sales have remained relatively high, despite dropping to second place in the charts. The new rival taking over that prized top spot is, of course, the newly-released Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News The Card Game Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission Is Coming To Switch

    Prepare for the ultimate battle

    If you're a Dragon Ball fan who lives in Japan and also happens to own a Switch, we've got some exciting news to share courtesy of this week's issue of V-Jump. Dimps Corporation is bringing Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission to Nintendo's hybrid platform (as can be seen in the scan above). It's described as a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News Youtubers Life: OMG Edition Is A Thing And It's Headed To Switch Next Month

    Make sure to like, comment and subscribe!

    Raiser Games and U-Play Online have revealed that Youtubers Life: OMG Edition is headed to Nintendo Switch. We don't have long to wait to check it out, either, as it's scheduled to launch for the system on 14th November. Youtubers Life is a simulation game where - you guessed it - you can become the most...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News EA Will Add Usain Bolt To FIFA 19 If He Can Secure A Professional Contract

    The fastest footballer

    You may or may not have heard the 32-year old Jamaican Olympic champion Usain Bolt is currently trialling with the Australian club side Central Coast Mariners, who play in the nation’s top flight competition known as the A-League. After training up at multiple clubs around the world - including German powerhouse Dortmund -...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • FIFA
  • News Battlezone Gold Edition Brings Its First-Person Tank Combat To Switch Next Month

    Pre-order now for 15% off

    Publisher Rebellion has revealed that its 1980s arcade game reboot Battlezone Gold Edition will fly onto Nintendo Switch on 8th November. Battlezone Gold Edition throws you into the cockpit of the most advanced weapon ever built - the Cobra tank. As you might expect, this tank must be used in combat, with players taking on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Random LEGO DC Super-Villains Survey Finds That UK Residents Want Catwoman Over For Dinner

    A useful survey?

    LEGO DC Super-Villains launched earlier this week on Nintendo Switch (or tomorrow, if you're in Europe), giving LEGO fans yet another dose of brick-tastic gameplay to sink their teeth into. To "celebrate the release" of the game, a recent survey was sent out to some lucky UK residents, asking them questions about their favourite DC...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Lego
  • News Skybound Games Expects Episode 3 Of The Walking Dead: The Final Season To Be Released This Year

    Miracle workers

    Earlier this week, Skybound Games announced it would be hosting a Reddit AMA focused on The Walking Dead: The Final Season. Now that it’s wrapped up, here’s what we found out. According to the company’s CEO Ian Howe, production of episode three and four is at a standstill. New release dates for the episodes will be announced...

    • Skybound Games
    • The Walking Dead
    • Telltale
    • Industry
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Splatoon 2 Producer Hisashi Nogami Set To Appear At UK Championship Finals, Tickets Now On Sale

    Contests, signings and freebies await!

    Nintendo UK is gearing up for the Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018 Grand Final taking place next month, with a truly inkredible number of activities, events, and generally exciting things happening at the show. Taking place at MCM Comic Con Birmingham at the NEC on 24-25th November, the event will crown the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • UK

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