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  • News Switch Release Would Take Priority If Mobile Game Alien: Blackout Ever Gets Ported To Consoles

    A scary thought

    The Alien video games based on the popular sci-fi horror movies of the same name have had many ups and downs over the years. The latest game Alien: Blackout - published by FoxNext Games and developed by Rival Games - arrives on Android and iOS devices on 24th January. If it was to be released elsewhere later down the line,...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Switch Exclusives Were Japan's Best-Selling Games In 2018

    Smash Bros. Ultimate takes out top spot

    In Nintendo's homeland, the Switch has continually reinforced its position as the top video game system on the market. Within less than two years, it's now shifted more than six million units. The recent release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has further increased sales domestically. With sales of the system...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Rated By The Australian Classification Board

    A local release nears

    In addition to Joker being added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the near future as the game's first DLC fighter, it looks like Persona fans in the west can also look forward to the eventual arrival of Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth on the 3DS. After being revealed in Japan last August and then locally released on 29th...

    • 3DS
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Atlus
    • Persona
    • Australia
  • News Ronda Rousey Teases Mortal Kombat 11 Invitation

    Not long until the big reveal

    Ronda Rousey is best-known as an Olympic medal-winning martial artist in Judo and UFC Women's Batnamweight Champion. In more recent times she's appeared as a professional wrestler in WWE. It's also well documented how the talented fighter and actress enjoys playing a variety of video games in her downtime. With this in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mortal Kombat
    • Ronda Rousey
  • News Wandersong DLC Unlikely As Creator Moves Onto New Projects

    "I feel like it ends in a really nice place"

    The side-scrolling musical adventure Wandersong has had tremendous success since it was released in September last year. On the Switch front, the game outperformed the Steam version, selling nearly three times as many copies. In an interview with

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop

YesterdayWed, 16th Jan 2019

  • News Dysmantle Is A Zelda, Stardew Valley And Dark Souls Mash-Up Coming To Switch This Year

    An open-world action RPG

    Indie developer 10tons has today announced a brand new open-world action RPG for Nintendo Switch called Dysmantle, and we've got its debut trailer for you up above. With your regular RPG aspects such as fighting, levelling up, and crafting better gear, as well as an emphasis on being able to completely destroy more than 99%...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News VLC Media Player Being Considered For Nintendo Switch

    Company president is thinking about it

    Certain file formats on computers can be a pain in the neck. Some are immediately recognised and some aren't. The VLC media player is a free-to-use program - created by nonprofit organisation VideoLan - and is a helpful solution when applications or operating systems won't support a particular video file. With...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • Reminder Zelda II And Blaster Master Hit Switch Today, Plus Two New Special Edition NES Games

    Your monthly retro fix

    Just in case it had slipped your mind, we've once again reached that time of the month when Nintendo updates the Nintendo Switch Online service's selection of NES games. A total of four new offerings have arrived today (five if you're in Japan), so let's get stuck in. The two main additions this month are Blaster Master and

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Retro
  • News Nintendo's Bold Switch Sales Target Could Be Achievable After All

    'Unexpectedly good' holiday sales provide boost

    Remember when Nintendo projected it would sell 20 million Switch consoles in the current fiscal year? The prediction was met with pretty widespread derision, with many industry analysts claiming it was far too high to be achievable – especially when you take into account the Switch's second year on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Industry
    • Sales Figures
  • Review YIIK: A Postmodern RPG - EarthBound For A New Generation

    What if David Lynch made a turn-based RPG?

    People have been waiting years for YIIK: A Postmodern RPG’s release. The game’s been in development since 2014, and you can go read interviews floating around from 2015 onward for more background on its journey. Finally, the big day is here... but can it live up to nearly a half-decade of anticipation?...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • YIIK
  • Random Singer Ariana Grande Gets Eevee Tattoo After Pokémon: Let's Go Marathon

    Completely obsessed

    It’s well known the American singer, songwriter and actress Ariana Grande is a fan of the Nintendo Switch. She’s already performed in a Nintendo Labo music clip with Jimmy Fallon and last November made headlines thanks to her online troubles with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. In terms of how her experience with Nintendo's new hybrid...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Ariana Grande
  • Japanese Charts New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Knocks Smash Ultimate Off Top Spot

    After a solid five week run

    Japanese chart figures are now in for 7th - 13th January, revealing that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has managed to steal the number one spot from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Smash Ultimate has had an incredibly impressive run since it launched back in December, taking the top spot every week for five weeks in a row...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Super Mario
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News These Officially-Licensed Micro SD Cards Are A Snazzy Solution To Your Switch Storage Woes

    And they've just been reduced

    The Nintendo Switch has some fantastic qualities - the games, the portable and home console mix, and its smart, sleek design - but it does have one glaring issue: the storage space. We've said it time and time again, but the console's 32GB internal storage (which gets reduced by the operating system before you can even...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • Random This Official Sonic Candle Makes Your House Smell Like Green Hill Zone

    Finally

    It's been a long time coming, but we're delighted to share the fact that you can now finally make your house smell like Sonic the Hedgehog's famous Green Hill Zone, and it's all thanks to this official candle set. You wanted that, right? Based on the classic item box from the original game, this candle holder comes with a "Green Hill...

    • Sonic
    • Merchandise
    • Random
  • News Dead Cells Sold More Than 100,000 Copies In Its First Week On Nintendo Switch

    Impressive

    Alongside Celeste and The Messenger, the roguelike game Dead Cells by French-based developer Motion Twin was one of the indie success stories of 2018. In September last year, we heard how the Switch version of the game was

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Fire Emblem Spirit Board Event Returns To Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Different spirits on offer

    Nintendo has revealed its next Spirit Board event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will begin on 18th January. In a post over on Twitter, the Nintendo Australia and New Zealand account explained how the three-day event 'Fire Emblem Fest Part 2' will give players the chance to acquire even more Fire Emblem s

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Fire Emblem
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate Global Sales Passed Five Million In Just One Week, Says Nintendo President

    Switch software sales are soaring

    According to Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold more than five million copies worldwide after just one week on sale. The news comes from a short interview in Japanese newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun today (thanks, Dr. Serkan Toto). In this interview, Furukawa shared Smash...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Nintendo's Private Store Event Turned Out To Be A Promotion For Fitness Boxing

    Mystery solved

    Last weekend, the Nintendo New York store posted a message on Twitter notifying followers it would be closed until 11:30am on 15th January due to a private event. It turns out it was a promotional event for the recently released rhythm-based Switch game, Fitness Boxing. Thanks to the PR, we now know the Nintendo NY store invited a...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • US
  • Feature The Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Team On Remaking A Beloved Classic

    Forgotten cameos, unused art and... fat Bowser?

    With Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey having released recently on the 3DS, we felt it was high time for a closer look at the now decade-old DS classic. We were lucky enough to get the chance to sit down with the teams from Nintendo and AlphaDream to discuss what it's like...

    • Interview
    • Features
    • Nintendo 3DS
    • 3DS
  • News Pokémon GO Goes Hoenn Crazy With New Event, Raid Bosses, Eggs, Costumes And More

    Snag Kyogre and Groudon

    If you're a fan of Pokémon's third generation, with all those lovely critters that first appeared in Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire, then you're almost certainly in for a Pokémon GO-shaped treat this month. A new Hoenn event has launched in the game to properly kickstart the year, with Pokémon first discovered in that...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
  • Review Elli - A Charming Yet Scruffy 3D Platformer

    Bumpy landing

    We wouldn't exactly say that the 3D platformer has experienced a complete resurgence of late, but the likes of Yooka-Laylee and Spyro: Reignited Trilogy have certainly scratched a particular itch for faithful fans of the genre. And that's not even to mention the obvious example of Super Mario Odyssey, which is arguably the finest 3D...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Elli
  • Nindie Round Up Snowboarding The Next Phase, The Keep, Horizon Shift '81, Samsara And Gunman Clive HD Collection

    Sport! Puzzles! Shooting things!

    Never has the Nindie round up seen such diversity in its games. A real medley of genres here with the SSX-inspired Snowboarding: The Next Phase, a somewhat clunky, yet still altogether enjoyable dungeon crawler in The Keep, some fast-paced and frantic retro fun with Horizon Shift ’81, well thought out and...

    • Nindie Round Up
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
  • News A Universe 11 Team Warrior Is Coming To Dragon Ball FighterZ

    Plus new Dragon Ball Z action RPG in the works

    It seems we did not have to wait after all for the official reveal later this month since the following tweet most certainly confirms a second season of characters DLC is on the way to Dragon Ball FighterZ. While there are several candidates available to pick from the Universe 11 team, our top...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dragon Ball
  • News Doctor Eggman, Metal Sonic And Zavok Join Team Sonic Racing

    Triple trouble

    Since the official delay of Team Sonic Racing last October, Sega has continued to release more information about the game via its social media platforms. Following on from a number of character and song reveals, the latest update over on the Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account confirms the mad scientist and main antagonist of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sonic
    • Sega
  • News Suda51 Reveals Zelda: Majora's Mask T-Shirt Design For Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

    A terrible fate

    With just a couple of days to go until the release of Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, game director Suda51 has revealed that the game will feature a Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask t-shirt design. The game arrives on Nintendo Switch on 18th January (which is now less than 24 hours away in Japan), providing Suda51 with the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Dust Off Your Nintendo Labo Rod For Fishing Star: World Tour, Coming To Switch This Month

    Gone fishin'

    Smartphone firm GREE's first console release is just around the corner with Fishing Star: World Tour heading to Switch later this month. Excitingly, it has been revealed that your Nintendo Labo Fishing Rod Toy-Con will be compatible with the game. The news comes from this week's Famitsu magazine in Japan, with a product listing now...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Little Legend Is An Intriguing 2D Adventure Hoping To Launch On Switch In 2020

    Kickstarter now live

    2020 feels like it's ages away, and Q4 2020 feels even further away, but Little Legend is hoping to plonk its name down for that specific release window on Switch. It just needs a little help to get there. The game is a 2D adventure title taking place in a "dream-like open world" setting. You play as Pimpim, a young girl with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Kickstarter
  • News Enjoy Portable Co-Op Tower Defence When Defense Grid 2 Comes To Switch Next Month

    With 'Aftermath' expansion included

    Tower defence-strategy title Defense Grid 2 launches on Nintendo Switch early next month, it has been confirmed. This new edition of the game (it originally launched on other platforms back in 2014) combines the base game with the five-mission expansion 'DG2: Aftermath' which was previously only available in VR...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Ghostbusting Twin-Stick Shooter Dead End Job Gets New Musical Trailer

    Coming to Switch later this year

    A brand new trailer has been released for Ant Workshop and Headup Games' upcoming Switch title Dead End Job; we hope you're ready to (ghost) bust a move to this one. The musical number above hopes to demonstrate exactly what players will be getting up to in the game, a procedurally-generated twin-stick shooter which...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Video

Tuesday15th Jan 2019

  • News Here's Yet Another Smash Ultimate Glitch, This Time Making King K. Rool's Crown Ridiculously Large

    They just keep coming

    Yet another glitch has been discovered in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Switch, this time giving King K. Rool a much larger-than-usual crown to batter his opponents with. As always with these glitches, you need to meet a very specific set of requirements to make it trigger. For this one, you'll need to go into a match with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Nintendo Issues Official Statement Regarding The Allegations Made Against Nintendo Russia CEO Yasha Haddaji

    After "thorough investigation"

    One sour note in an otherwise splendid year for Nintendo during 2018 was the reported behaviour of, and allegations against, Nintendo Russia CEO Yasha Haddaji. After a video in which Haddaji was seen losing his temper with staff - and threatening to fire them - went viral, a handful of Nintendo Russia employees came...

    • Nintendo
    • Russia
    • Yasha Haddaji
  • News Mario, Zelda And Star Fox Games Are Joining The Nintendo Selects Range In North America

    Will retail for $19.99 each

    Three major Nintendo 3DS releases will soon be added to the Nintendo Selects range in North America, officially reducing their suggested retail price to a very welcoming $19.99. That's right, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Star Fox 64 3D are all about to see major price...

    • 3DS
    • Nintendo
    • North America
  • News New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Launch Sales Were Actually 56% Higher Than On Wii U, Not 24.8%

    It was better than we thought

    Yesterday saw the latest batch of UK chart data roll in, revealing that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe's launch on Nintendo Switch saw sales that were 24.8% higher than the original release on Wii U. As it happens, a chart tracking error means that this information was incorrect; instead, the results are even more...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Review Onimusha: Warlords - A Classic Action Title Gets Resharpened For Switch

    Way of the blade

    While Capcom is busy remaking the Resident Evil series’ first and most memorable entries, one of its lesser-known (or perhaps less commonly recalled) series is also getting the revival treatment. Sure, it's more of a HD rez-up than a full-blown recreation, but Onimusha: Warlords is a faithful port of a PS2 classic that benefits...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Onimusha Warlords
  • News This New Switch Case Protects Your Console And Gives It A Proper D-Pad At The Same Time

    And it even stores your games

    Accessory maker Nyko has revealed a brand new Switch case design which will protect your beloved system and offer a traditional D-pad solution all in one. The 'Dpad Case' was first revealed at CES 2019 last week, offering an ultra-thin protective solution for your console. As well as protecting the main unit, a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • Rumour Dataminers Find Evidence Of Popular Nintendo Character In Mario Tennis Aces

    Update: False alarm

    Update: The Mario Tennis Aces Club Twitter account has posted a new tweet explaining how there is no evidence confirming the information in the below story: Original article: Since its release last year, Mario Tennis Aces on the Nintendo Switch has sustained itself with new content and character updates. If this wasn't enough,...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random It Turns Out That Kirby Has A Skeleton

    Update: Source material found to be unofficial

    Update: It has been confirmed that the image in question comes from a book published by Kadokawa/Media Factory. While this publisher does release official Nintendo works, the particular book in question is not an officially licensed release and instead depicts the author's imagination of how Kirby might...

    • Kirby
    • Nintendo
    • Random
    • Art
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Is Getting A Gorgeous New Art Book

    And pre-orders are now live

    Nintendo and Kadokawa are set to release a brand new Xenoblade Chronicles 2 art book called 'Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record'. The book will feature illustrations from the game's main character designer Masatsugu Saito, four special illustrations by rare blade designer CHOCO, and contains art from...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
    • Art
  • Talking Point Which SNES Games Do You Want To See On Nintendo Switch Online?

    What are your must-have picks?

    While it's by no means written in stone, a recent datamine suggests that we may soon be playing SNES games on our beloved Switch consoles via the wonder of Nintendo Switch Online. The games uncovered in this datamine are Super Mario Kart, Super Soccer,

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Talking Point
    • Pokemon
    • SNES
  • Hardware Review Insurrection Industries Carby - GameCube HDMI Support On A Budget

    Yet another HDMI adapter, but this one doesn't cost the earth

    Keen readers of the site will know that we're always on the lookout for ways to make vintage hardware look as good as possible on modern-day TV sets. Years ago, we dabbled in the world of scanline generators such as the SLG3000, and more recently we sang the praises of the OSSC, a device...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Hardware Review
    • GameCube
  • News Episode 3 Of Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season Now On Switch, Final Episode Also Dated

    The first episode from new publisher Skybound Games

    The third episode of Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season, and the first to arrive under the game's new publisher, Skybound Games, has launched on Nintendo Switch today. After Telltale Games sadly closed its doors last year, Skybound Games popped up to

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Tokyo's Unofficial Mario Kart Service Really Wants You To Know It's "Unrelated To Nintendo"

    Stickers solve everything

    Nintendo might have won the lawsuit against Tokyo's Mari Mobility company - formerly known as MariCar - but somehow the go-kart business continues to bite back. Even though the company was required to pay 10 million yen (roughly USD$88,000) in damages last year and immediately stop wearing Mario-themed outfits, it's now...

    • Random
    • Mario Kart
    • Nintendo
    • Legal
    • Japan
  • News Cursed Castilla EX Brings Its Arcade Brilliance To Switch Next Week, Pre-Orders Get 10% Off

    Now in 60fps in docked and handheld

    Abylight Studios has revealed that Cursed Castilla EX is headed to Nintendo Switch very soon indeed, with a release date now locked in for 24th January. Yes, Don Ramiro is back, but this time on Switch. Loved by critics and fans alike when the game launched on 3DS in 2017, Cursed Castilla EX has you banishing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Fire Emblem Premium Arrange CD Album Hits Japan In March, Soundtrack Samples Shared Online

    Medleys, main themes and more

    A brand new Fire Emblem album is soon to be released in Japan and soundtrack samples have been provided online for all to hear. The album is called 'Fire Emblem Premium Arrange' and has been designed to coincide with the Fire Emblem Expo event scheduled to take place in Japan later this year. The soundtrack has been...

    • Fire Emblem
    • Nintendo
    • Music
    • Japan
  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ Producer Teases Second Season On Bandai Namco Live Stream

    Tune into the finals for more details

    During Bandai Namco's "Dragon Ball Games Super Showcase" live stream featuring Dragon Ball FighterZ producer Tomoko Hiroki, the host of the event Dmitryi Khlynin enquired about a possible second season of fighters for the game This was Hiroki's reply: "Yes. I really want to say it, but please wait until the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dragon Ball
    • Bandai Namco
    • DLC
  • News Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission Unleashes Card Battles Locally On 5th April

    It's over 9000!

    The month of April just got a little bit busier, with the Bandai Namco's "Dragon Ball Games Super Showcase" live stream confirming Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission will arrive on the Nintendo Switch here in the west on 5th April. As previously revealed, Japan will receive the game on 4th April. This Dragon Ball themed arcade...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dragon Ball
  • News Ubisoft's Just Dance Series Is Being Transformed Into A Feature Film

    Just watch

    Video game movie adaptations are all the rage nowadays, with Deadline Hollywood reporting Sony Pictures sub-division Screen Gems has acquired the rights to create a film based on Ubisoft's incredibly popular video game series, Just Dance. Multiple studios competed for the rights to the best-selling music video game franchise of all time...

    • Ubisoft
    • Just Dance
  • News Full Cross-Platform Play Now Live In Rocket League

    Play with your buddies on PS4

    Last October, the CEO of Psyonix released a public statement via Reddit about the current state of cross-platform play in Rocket League. At the time, it was mentioned how it would take a while to unify the community. In a news post over on the Rocket League website, Psyonix has now revealed full cross-platform play has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News At Sundown Is A BAFTA-Winning Hide-And-Seek-Style Shooter Firing Onto Switch Next Week

    Deathmatch in the dark

    Publisher Versus Evil and indie developer Mild Beast Games have announced that their arena shooter game At Sundown: Shots in the Dark will be firing its way to Switch next week. The game is a top-down, stealth-based arena shooter which pits up to four players against each other in online and local deathmatch games. Players...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News IHUGU Arrives On Switch Next Week, Tasking Players With The Simple Art Of Hugging

    And a Switch-exclusive multiplayer mode

    From indie developer Kool2Play, IHUGU is set to launch on Nintendo Switch next week. There's none of your typical fighting, battling, or zombie survival antics to be seen here, though, as this game is all about hugging. The rules are refreshingly simple, tasking players with hugging everyone they meet, but...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

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