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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Action-RPGs

    Hack-and-slashers welcome

    When does an RPG become an action RPG? Is it the moment turn-based battles are switched out for real-time combat? When does an action RPG stray into hack-and-slash territory, then? Do numbers have to go up? What year is this? Who is the President? It's questions like these that keep the more fastidious among us up at...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Action RPG
    • Features
    • Switch Essentials
    • Guides
  • News Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip, A Game Based On The Movies, Is Out Today On Switch

    "Let's Little Rock the boat!"

    The new game inspired by the Zombieland movies, Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip, has launched today on Nintendo Switch. Developed by High Voltage Software, the game is set after the events of the first movie. It's described as "a ridiculously fun top-down twin-stick shooter" which includes local co-op multiplayer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide The Witcher 3 On Nintendo Switch - 10 Gameplay Settings To Check Out Before Starting

    Advice on options in The Witcher 3

    The Witcher 3 on Nintendo Switch comes with a lot of options that you can tweak -- and many of them can have a significant effect on your gameplay experience. In this guide, we're going to run through what we think are the settings that you should at least consider checking out before you start a new game. The...

    • Guides
    • The Witcher 3
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Beginners Guide
    • Features
  • News Blizzard Cancels Overwatch Switch Launch Event, Leaves Nintendo To Apologise On Its Behalf

    With less than 48 hours notice

    Earlier this month, it was revealed that the Nintendo Store in New York would be hosting a special launch party for Overwatch, which blasts its way onto Nintendo Switch today. As it happens, Overwatch developer Blizzard Entertainment has cancelled the event with hardly any notice, and appears to have left Nintendo to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Overwatch
    • Blizzard
  • News Sonic Will Be A Hidden Playable Character In Super Monkey Ball On Switch

    A dream collaboration

    Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, the upcoming remake of the Wii game headed to Switch, just got even tastier. That's right, you'll be able to play as none other than Sonic the Hedgehog when the game rolls onto a console near you later this month. The blue blur will be available as a hidden, unlockable character in the game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News New Pokémon Sword And Shield Info Drop Coming Tomorrow, 16th October

    Again?!

    It doesn't seem like it was that long ago when we were last treated to a healthy dollop of Pokémon Sword and Shield news - and that recent livestream had us all Pokémon'd out for a while - but there's no time to relax, Trainers. More info is coming your way tomorrow! The Pokémon Company has announced another 'Galar Research Update' for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News New Avicii Rhythm Game On Switch Will Donate Some Of The Proceeds To Mental Health Charity

    A "fast-paced rhythm experience"

    AVICII Invector, a rhythm game celebrating the life of the late EDM star, will be launching on Nintendo Switch this winter. The game has been described as "a fast-paced rhythm experience which fuses Avicii’s trademark brand of uplifting EDM music coupled with serene visualscapes". It'll be appearing on Switch,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Get Into The Festive Spirit With These Ugly Nintendo Christmas Sweaters

    Mario, Pokémon and Peach lead the line up

    Yep, it's that time of year once again when the gods of retail decide it's time to bombard everyone on the planet with more Christmas products than Santa could ever hope to carry in his sleigh. Luckily, though, this also brings with it some lovely Nintendo merch for you to consider, including these "ugly" -...

    • Nintendo
    • Super Mario
    • Pokemon
    • Merchandise
  • Guide Should I Simulate Witcher 2 Save In Witcher 3 For Nintendo Switch?

    What does 'simulate a Witcher 2 save' mean?

    What does 'simulate a Witcher 2 save' mean in The Witcher 3? With The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition arriving on Switch, no doubt many new players will be wondering what this small detail at the start of the game means. In this guide, we'll break the whole thing down, and hopefully help you decide...

    • Guides
    • The Witcher 3
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • Rumour New Images Supposedly Show Sonic's Movie Redesign, But We're Not Convinced Just Yet

    Still, it's better than the original

    Back in May this year, the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie's director promised that the titular character would be redesigned after what can only be described as very passionate feedback from fans. Now, images have surfaced online which allegedly show how Sonic will look in his new form. You can see both of...

    • Rumour
    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Movies
  • News Fans Left "Disappointed" At Developer Atooi's Attitude Towards Chicken Wiggle Switch Kickstarter

    Update: Atooi responds

    Update: As mentioned below, we asked Atooi's Jools Watsham for comment on the situation. He took the time to respond to our message and wished to share the following: “We’re a small team doing our best. Our focus is on making a great game, which I feel is the most important thing. Chicky Wig fans will not be disappointed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
    • Atooi
  • Guide Best Character Builds For Geralt In The Witcher 3 On Nintendo Switch

    Melee, spell-casting or somewhere in-between?

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition is available now on Switch, and if you're coming to the world of the Continent with fresh eyes, it can all be a bit overwhelming. That's why we're here to help. Character progression in The Witcher 3 is very complex, and one of the first 'pressure points'...

    • Guides
    • The Witcher 3
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • News Fortnite: Chapter 2 Is Now Live, Leaked Trailers Were Indeed The Real Deal

    New update patch begins to appear

    Update: Fortnite is well and truly back, folks! You can now go ahead and enjoy the game's 'Chapter 2' on Nintendo Switch and other platforms; Epic Games has now uploaded the new trailer in an official manner (which you can check out above). Original Article: Well, what do you know? It looks like Fortnite is safe...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
  • Guide Where To Buy The Hori Nintendo Switch Mario Kart Racing Wheel

    Play Mario Kart in style

    Gaming accessory maker Hori is set to release a Mario Kart Racing Wheel for Nintendo Switch, with two versions now appearing at various retailers. If you're hoping to track one down or learn more about it, you've certainly come to the right place. Both wheels come with pedals for that authentic driving experience, but there...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • Accessories
    • Guides
  • News Chucklefish Reveals Wargroove: Double Trouble, A Free DLC Update "With Co-Op Play In Mind"

    Physical Deluxe Edition arrives 29th October

    Chucklefish has finally lifted the lid on its upcoming DLC for Wargroove. It's officially titled Wargroove: Double Trouble and is entirely free. This new content is designed with "co-op play in mind" and adds a new story and three new Outlaw Commanders. They include the mighty Wulfar, the trouble-making...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Y-Axis Inversion Update Released For Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

    The force is strong with this one

    Last month, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast popped up on the Switch eShop, following a surprise Nintendo Direct announcement. As exciting as it was, if you read our Nintendo Life review, you'll know how it was a little rough around the edges. Apart from the game not including multiplayer, the lack of...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Star Wars
  • News This Limited Run Switch eShop Game Is Currently On Sale For Just 9 Cents

    98% off!

    If you've got some leftover credit from a previous Switch eShop transaction and aren't sure how to spend it, the retro-inspired "action/platformer/RPG-lite" Revenge of the Bird King might be worth checking out. It's developed by M7 Games, published by Limited Run Games, and is currently 98% off its regular price of $4.99 on the North...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Colossal Legendary Regigigas Appearing In Pokémon GO EX Raids Next Month

    And you can catch it early if you pay

    Between 1st to 4th November, Regirock, Regice, and Registeel are reuniting in Pokémon GO. If you haven't already caught these legendaries, the returning raids will give you another chance to add the formidable forces of nature to your Pokédex. The colossal pocket monster Regigigas will also be appearing in EX...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
  • News Stranger Things Turns Rocket League Upside Down In New Collab Event

    Update: The event is now live!

    Update (15th Oct, 02:05 BST): The 2019 Haunted Hallows event featuring Stranger Things is now officially underway. The full patch notes for Version 1.68 – including new content, changes and updates, and bug fixes – can be viewed on the official Rocket League website. This event ends on 11th November. Original...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rocket League
    • Stranger Things
  • News Classic Nintendo Mini Game Released In 1974 Found After 20-Year Search

    49 down, one to go

    Before becoming a juggernaut in the video game industry, Nintendo got its start manufacturing and distributing hanafuda cards. There was also a period between 1971 - 1976 when the company created a mini game toy series, comprised of 50 different games in total. One of these is supposedly called "Driving Shot"...

    • Nintendo
    • Retro

YesterdayMon, 14th Oct 2019

  • News A Revised Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Has Been Spotted In Stores

    But it doesn't look like much has changed

    Over the last few days, we've been seeing reports of a new, revised Switch Pro Controller model being spotted in stores. With the recent Switch console revision being pretty significant, some will no doubt expect that a new Pro Controller could be worth picking up too, but it doesn't actually seem like all...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • Review The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition - An Incredible Action-RPG Stands Strong On Switch

    Return of the White Frost

    Originally released on other platforms back in 2015, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt arrives on Nintendo Switch over four years later, and it's somewhat surreal to hold such a gigantic game in the palm of your hands. Ported over by Saber Interactive, this is The Witcher 3 in almost all of its glory. The same brilliant base game,...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • The Witcher 3
  • Review Baldur's Gate And Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Editions - Two RPG Classics On The Go

    Bhaal of the Lights

    The Switch has seen some excellent RPG action in recent months, with Pillars of Eternity and Divinity: Original Sin 2 to name just two of the heavy hitters landing on the eShop in quick succession. Nintendo’s portable platform certainly feels like a perfect home for these epic adventures, with players able to dip in and out of...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Baldurs Gate
  • News Super Nintendo World's Construction Is Coming Along Nicely, New Photos Appear

    Here's a sneak peek

    As you'll likely know already if you keep a regular eye on our site, a 'Super Nintendo World' theme park is planned to open next year at Universal Studios, Japan. Construction started a while ago, but more and more photographs are starting to appear, giving us an early look at how it's all shaping up. The snaps have been taken...

    • Nintendo
    • Super Mario
    • Universal
  • News Here's Your First Look At Pokémon Sword And Shield's Title Screen

    A sneak Pik-achu... (sorry)

    We might still be a whole month away from getting our hands on Pokémon Sword and Shield, but today keeps bringing nice little surprises for those who are super keen on the franchise. Earlier, we found out the games' file size, and now we have our first glimpse at both games' title screens. The images have been shared...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield File Size Seemingly Revealed Ahead Of Release

    Digital buyers take note

    It looks like we may have stumbled across the file size for Pokémon Sword and Shield earlier than expected, all thanks to the early appearance of a download card. Twitter user @MIN428 has shared the following image online, showing off a download card for the upcoming games that was found in a retail store. These cards are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Digital Foundry Delivers Its Verdict On The Witcher 3 On Switch

    Switcher weeeee!

    The Witcher 3 arrives on a Nintendo Switch near you tomorrow and, as you may already know if you've checked out our review, anyone who has yet to sample the delights of The Continent is in for a treat. The Switch version might not hold up to direct comparison with other versions on more powerful, non-portable consoles, but...

    • Video
    • Witcher 3
    • Digital Foundry
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Review Planescape: Torment & Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition - Two Very Different RPG Gems

    Mouse and keyboard no longer required

    Black Isle Studios’ Planescape: Torment and Icewind Dale are two classic RPGs built on the same game engine that really couldn’t be more different from one another. On the one hand, you’ve got the almost completely narrative focus of Planescape, where combat is mostly an afterthought and pretty much every...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Lack Of Animal Crossing Getting You Down? These New Horizons Booth Photos Should Help

    Shots from Nintendo Live 2019

    It's a tough time to be an Animal Crossing fan - sure, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is there to keep you company, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf has enough to do to last a lifetime, but we know what you're really after: Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The game m

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Your Fortnite V-Bucks And Items Are Safe Despite The Game's Disappearance, Says Nintendo

    Swirling around in the black hole probably

    Fortnite may well be completely missing in action and unavailable to play, but Nintendo has reassured fans that their V-Bucks and in-game items are perfectly safe. Yesterday saw what has turned out to be the most spectacular of the game's live events to date, with a huge explosion of sorts seemingly wiping...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
  • News SteamWorld Dev Image & Form To Release Anthill On Nintendo Switch This Month

    A handheld-only experience

    Launching later this month on Nintendo Switch is Anthill, a strategy game from the studio behind the wonderful SteamWorld franchise. Anthill originally launched back in 2011, appearing on smartphones and tablets via Android and iOS. The whole thing is actually based on the real-world behaviour of ants; players must direct...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Nintendo Just Held An Hour-Long Splatoon Concert With K.K. Slider As The Support Act

    What a line up!

    Forget the million-seller chart-toppers. Forget that band who have been your favourite since your teenage years. This right here is the concert you've been waiting for. As part of the Nintendo Live 2019 event which took place over the weekend, Nintendo held a concert starring Callie, Marie, Pearl, and Marina of Splatoon fame. As...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Animal Crossing
    • Video
  • News Pokémon GO Has All Sorts Of Treats Planned For Halloween This Year

    More Ghost and Dark types to appear

    October is upon us, bringing its usual dreary weather along for the ride, and that means that Halloween is just around the corner. As usual, Pokémon GO will be celebrating the event in style and developer Niantic has now revealed exactly what will be going down. Everything's kicking off from Thursday 17th...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
  • UK Charts FIFA 20 Scores Third Week At Number One As Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Races Into Third

    Zelda falls to seventh

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 12th October, revealing that FIFA 20 is sitting at the top of the table for the third week in a row. The game stays ahead of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint which was another non-mover in second, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe saw a nice boost to see it blast past other games into...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • FIFA
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Hit The Skids With Inertial Drift, A Twin-Stick Arcade Racer On Switch Next Spring

    Joy-Con drift done right

    Developer Level 91 has announced a brand new arcade racer that goes by the name of Inertial Drift, coming to Switch (and other platforms) in Spring 2020. The announcement trailer above gives you a good idea of the style of sideways racing thrills and spills to expect, including some twin-stick drifting controls that'll have...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Inertial Drift

Sunday13th Oct 2019

  • News And Just Like That, Fortnite Is No More

    Ending with a bang

    For the last couple of years, Fortnite has been the biggest game in the world. Now, it's gone. Today saw the end of Fortnite's tenth in-game season, with a spectacular live event taking place which was expected to tease the start of Season 11 and perhaps an entirely new map for players to explore. The live event took place as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
  • Reminder Nintendo's Huge Switch Sale Ends Today, Up To 80% Off 150 Games (Europe)

    Some cracking offers available

    Update: (13th Oct, 16:00 BST): As a reminder, the Highlights of Nintendo eShop Sale is ending today. Consider this your final warning to grab all of these wonderful games at their current low prices. Original Article (26th Sep, 15:15 BST): Nintendo of Europe is offering another mighty sale on the Switch eShop, with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • Europe
  • Feature Best Mario Kart Games Of All Time

    Burn rubber

    Back when Nintendo announced the very first Mario Kart game in the early '90s, there were some in the industry who proclaimed it as a sign that the veteran firm had finally lost its marbles. Sure, Mario had appeared in other games, but his forte was 2D platformers – he had no place on the racing track, and Super Mario Kart was...

    • Features
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    • Mario Kart
    • Lists
    • Best Games
  • Feature Best Super Smash Bros. Games Of All Time

    What's the ultimate Super Smash Bros.?

    When Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arrived on Switch and brought with it every single fighter from the series' history, it sent us back through the older games. Just how do they rank against each other? Is this 'Ultimate' iteration really the last word in Smash? There's a strong argument for it, especially with...

    • Guides
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Smash Bros
    • Features
    • Best Games
  • News CoroCoro Poster Reveals Full Scale Of The Wild Area In Pokémon Sword And Shield

    Get ready to explore

    One of the new features in Pokémon Sword and Shield is the wild area. This makes up a sizable chunk of the game and connects up all the different areas and points of interest. Of course, you can also encounter wild Pokémon in this location. While a number of presentations have already shown this open-world section, images of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
  • News Get Upto 75% Off Bandai Namco Games In This Super Switch eShop Sale (North America)

    Powerful savings

    Bandai Namco is currently holding a huge sale on the Switch eShop in North America and has cut some games by 75%. In addition to the below games on sale, there is plenty of DLC available for half price. This covers games like Dragon Ball and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drun 'n' Fun! The sale ends on October 21st, so be sure to take...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Bandai Namco
    • Sales
    • North America
  • News Undertale Song Pack Arrives In Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! As Paid DLC

    Includes three tracks and four difficulties

    Update - Sun 13th Oct, 2019 10:55 BST: Following the reveal in September, the Undertale-themed songs for Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! have now been released worldwide. The pack will set you back £2.49 / $3.99 and includes three tracks – Megalovania, Heartache and Hopes and Dreams – and four...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
    • Bandai Namco
    • Undertale
  • News CD Projekt Red "Probably" Won't Port Cyberpunk 2077 To Nintendo Switch

    But will look into it

    At PAX Australia this week, CD Projekt Red's Krakow head John Mamis was asked by GameSpot about the possibility of the Polish company's next big release Cyberpunk 2077 getting ported across to the Switch in the near future. While anything is possible now that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition is being released on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • CD Projekt Red
    • PAX Australia
  • Feature How Pirate Television Helped Sega Beat Nintendo In The UK

    "We were The Rolling Stones to Nintendo's Beatles"

    The year is 1992. In a typical British household a typical British family is huddled around the television, still unsure about what has just transpired during the ad break of their typical British soap opera. Nestled among the traditional commercials for washing powder and breakfast cereal is a...

    • Features
    • Sega
    • UK
    • Retro
  • Video Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition Is "A Superb Conversion" For Switch

    "Everything you could hope for"

    Earlier this month, the Ultimate Edition of Sniper Elite 3 arrived on the Switch. We gave the third-person tactical shooter game seven out of ten stars and said it was a well worth a look, despite its shortcomings. The tech experts over at Digital Foundry have now had some time to investigate the Nintendo version of...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Digital Foundry
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #12 - Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

    Another crack of the whip from Konami

    And we're back with Box Art Brawl, the series where box art variants from other sides of the planet meet up and fail to work out their differences without resorting to physical violence. Last week was a particularly bloodthirsty bout with Final Fight taking itself down to Chinatown. Despite flaws in each of the...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • Castlevania
  • Review Mable & The Wood - A Metroidvania That Sadly Fails To Excite

    It’s morphin’ time!

    Mable & The Wood is yet another example of a game with huge potential that’s somehow been mostly squandered thanks to poor execution. It takes the tried-and-tested idea of shape-shifting (famously utilised in games like Altered Beast and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess) and runs with it, moulding its exploration...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Mable & The Wood

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