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  • News Brawlhalla’s Annual Heatwave Event Adds New And Old Summer-Themed Skins

    Summer fun

    Ubisoft's free-to-play arena fighter Brawlhalla begins its 2019 Heatwave Event on 17th July (aka. later today). It runs until 7th August and adds new and old summer-themed skins and items. In saying this, it's the first time Switch owners will be able to participate in this annual event, so technically everything is new. Here's exactly...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
  • News Train Up In This Weekend's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Event

    Starts this Friday

    Later this week on 19th July, Nintendo is hosting a summer training spirit event in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The event will run for a total of three days and during this period you'll be able to get triple the number of spirit points. As you can see, you'll be able to get hold of spirits such as Miles "Tails" Prower from Sonic...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Crash Team Racing Online Leaderboards Reveal The Amount Of Connected Players Per Platform

    Switch is in third place

    We've been hearing each week how well Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled has been performing in the charts, but Activision and Beenox haven't actually released any sales figures yet. This live service racing game is obviously doing well, though, if its online leaderboards are anything to go by. Below is the minimum number of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Complete Launches On 30th July

    And it includes all of the DLC

    In May, it was discovered Natsume would be releasing a complete version of Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition. This game was originally released last year and outperformed Natsume's expectations. Now, the worldwide publisher and developer, has announced Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Complete...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Natsume
    • Harvest Moon
  • News Rocket League's Radical Summer Event Celebrates '80s Television Next Week

    K.I.T.T. reporting for duty

    The Rocket League Radical Summer event moves onto its third and final phase next week. This '80s television-themed event will run from 22nd July until 12th August. It adds a new Premium DLC Car Pack featuring Knight Rider, brand new event items and a limited-time mode. Here's a rundown of what you can expect: Knight...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Rocket League

YesterdayTue, 16th Jul 2019

  • News Resident Evil 5 And 6 Shamble To Switch This October

    Plus a sneaky North American physical release for RE4

    Announced during the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct broadcast, Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 are both dropping on the Switch eShop on 29th October. Previously pencilled in for a 'Fall' release, the date has been confirmed by the official Resident Evil Twitter account. Both games will be available...

    • Resident Evil
    • Capcom
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Launches On Switch In October

    Update: A trailer and western release date appear

    Update: More details and an official trailer have been released for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. It seems this particular Monkey Ball, an update of the Wii original, will be dropping on 29th October, two days earlier than previously mentioned by Famitsu in the original story below. The game...

    • Super Monkey Ball
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Focuses On Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 At San Diego Comic-Con

    The Black Order booth

    With Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order launching this week, Nintendo has decided to devote its booth at San Diego Comic-Con exclusively to that game. The event runs from 18th-21st July with the game launching on 19th and the Marvel connection seems like a natural fit for the biggest comic book convention of them all...

    • Nintendo
    • Marvel
    • Comic-Con
    • Merchandise
  • News Playtonic Devs Recall The Trials And Errors Of Making Yooka-Laylee

    "We all knew where the issues were."

    Playtonic Games - the studio grown primarily from ex-Rare staff - struck gold with its idea to crowd fund a Banjo-Kazooie-style collectathon revival via Kickstarter. Raising over £2 million for 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee, the devs were hugely successful in tapping nostalgia for the kind of game that had fallen...

    • Yooka-Laylee
    • Playtonic
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Use Fortnite Chat In Docked Mode With This Officially Licensed Switch Pad

    Meet the Faceoff Deluxe+ with its beautiful 3.5mm audio jack

    There are many ways in which Nintendo has absolutely hit it out of the ballpark with Switch, but there are a couple of areas which could undeniably use a little more attention. Even the staunchest Nintendo devotees would be hard-pressed to defend the company's convoluted voice chat...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Fortnite
    • Voice Chat
  • Guide Amazon Prime Day 2019 - Best Deals on Nintendo Switch Games, Consoles, Micro SD Cards and More

    Grab a bargain

    It's that magical time of the year again, Amazon Prime Day! While sometimes it might seem like the bargains are few are far between, there are some great deals to be had on Nintendo Switch console bundles, games and accessories if you look hard enough. We've found some tempting Nintendo Switch console deals for UK readers which have...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
    • Prime Day
    • Guides
  • News Two More Ways To Play Contra Arrive This Holiday Season

    Can you ever have enough ways to play Contra?

    Fans of Konami's seminal run-and-gun series Contra have no shortage of ways to play the classic game, whether you're a fan of the arcade original, the NES port or the numerous sequels we've seen over the years. The recent Contra Anniversary Collection brought together a bunch of them in a package that we...

    • Contra
    • Konami
    • Retro
  • News Nihon Falcom Lacks The Ability To Release More Games On Switch, Says President

    "We don't have the knowhow to really develop for Switch"

    Nihon Falcom has a tremendous history of quality RPGs such as the Ys and The Legend of Heroes series, but only one game - the excellent Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - has been released for Switch. The Legend of Heroes spin-off Trails of Cold Steel III and Ys IX are not currently planned for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nihon Falcom
  • News Discover What The Future Holds With Tarot Readings Premium On Switch

    Starring Mystic Meg's little sister

    The days of throwing money at expensive tarot readers to find out your fortunes are over with the arrival of Tarot Readings Premium, coming to Switch on 18th July. It's time to entrust all decisions regarding your future to a reliable, reasonably priced video game rather than the lady in the hut at the end of the...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Speedrunner Finishes Zelda: Ocarina of Time In Under 17 Minutes

    Could've been faster if not for a pesky '2 nut Gohma'

    With the discovery of various glitches over the years, speedrunners have been diligently chipping away at The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for a long time now - and we've even seen

    • Zelda
    • Ocarina of Time
    • Speedrun
  • Guide Where To Pre-order PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 Mini

    Turbotastic!

    Following the shock news that Konami are planning to release a PC Engine Mini console (TurboGrafx-16 for our US readers) we have been eagerly waiting to slam down a pre-order as we're sure that these will sell out quicker than the original NES Mini due to limited supply at launch. Amazon UK is now listing the pre-order for the PC...

    • Deals
    • Guides
    • Retro
    • PC Engine
  • UK Charts Super Mario Maker 2 Holds Off Crash Team Racing To Stay In First Place

    Dragon Quest Builders 2 debuts in fifth

    UK chart data is now available for the week ending 13th July. Super Mario Maker 2 has managed to stay in the top spot after three weeks and a 38% drop in sales week-on-week. Right behind it for the third week in a row is the multi-platform Activision release, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. The retro racer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Maker 2
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Banjo-Kazooie Composer Grant Kirkhope Doesn't Know If There's A Market For A New Game

    "I just don't know"

    Around the time of E3 2019, when it was revealed Banjo-Kazooie would be added as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the composer of the bear and bird's original Nintendo 64 outing spoke with VGC about the possibility of a new entry in the series. In a more recent interview with the same website, the one and only...

    • Banjo-Kazooie
    • Rare
    • Microsoft
    • Nintendo
    • Grant Kirkhope
  • News Pokémon GO Is Teaming Up With One Piece In A Special Crossover Event Later This Month

    Capture a Straw Hat pikachu

    If you want to be the very best or the king of the pirates, the next Pokémon GO event is for you. The Pokémon Company have announced the next event for the insanely popular augmented reality game will see Pikachu and friends team up with the long-running anime, One Piece. From 22 July through to the 29th July, a...

    • Pokemon
    • Pikachu
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
    • One Piece
  • News Ubisoft's Sandbox MMO Growtopia Expected To Arrive On The Switch eShop This Week

    Be anyone you want

    The free-to-play sandbox MMO Growtopia is expected to arrive on the Switch on 18th July, according to a planned release date on the eShop in Europe and Australia. The game was acquired by Ubisoft in 2017 and has already been released on multiple other platforms and devices. Back in March, there was a bit of confusion when...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Ubisoft
    • Europe
  • News Pre-Orders Open For 8BitDo's "Most Advanced Controller" Ever

    Includes the Ultimate Software

    Pre-orders are now available on Amazon for the 8BitDo SN30 Pro+ controller. It's touted as "the most advanced controller" from 8BitDo ever and comes with Ultimate Software, allowing you to customise every single aspect of the controller. In terms of functionality, it is compatible with the Nintendo Switch and multiple...

    • Accessories
    • 8BitDo
    • Hardware
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video Fire Emblem: Three Houses Introduces The Golden Deer

    A rogue nation

    In the lead-up to the release of Fire Emblem: Three Houses on the Switch, Nintendo has been sharing a series of short videos, introducing players to each of the houses in the game. Last week we got a look at the Blue Lion House and this week we're taking a look at the Golden Deer House - where all students hail from the Leicester...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Fire Emblem
    • Video

Monday15th Jul 2019

  • News We've Re-Translated That Pokémon Sword and Shield Interview Quote

    Because even we are confused...

    It's fair to say that there are a lot of fans looking forward to upcoming game Pokémon Sword and Shield that comes to Switch later this year. Because it's the first mainline game since the 3DS-era people are, rightly or wrongly, expecting a fair boost in visual fidelity when it comes to the Pokémon visuals. Now, an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Translation
    • Pokemon
  • Random 'Princess' And 'Zelda' Mentioned On US Game Show Years Before The Game

    Contestant randomly links words four years early

    Here's a funny little thing. A clip from an episode of Password Plus - a US game show where celebrities would team with members of the public to guess 'passwords' from single-word clues - shows a contestant referring to a 'Princess Zelda' years before the world ever met Nintendo's princess. Mention...

    • Random
    • Zelda
  • News Brazilian Devs And Nintendo Fans Band Together For Unofficial Nintendo Direct

    Unofficial event aims to attract official attention

    A group of game development studios, content creators and fans have joined forces in Brazil to launch their very own 'Nintendo Direct' tomorrow evening at 8pm Brasilia time (midnight in the UK, 4pm PT, 7pm EST). The event - which is 100% unofficial - is designed to attract the attention of...

    • Nindies
    • Brazil
    • Indies
  • News Give Your Game Boy Advance Library An Airing With GBA Consolizer

    Play GBA games where they weren't meant to be - on the telly

    The Game Boy Advance was a wonderful handheld with a huge library of brilliant games, many of which still stand up today. Although they were designed for the non-backlit successor to Nintendo's all-conquering Game Boy, many of its classic titles look and feel fantastic when played on a TV...

    • Retro
    • Game Boy Advance
  • Review Streets Of Rogue - An Ambitious Roguelite With Plenty Of Role Play

    A rogue one

    Let’s be honest, the rogue-lite has become a little too ubiquitous in 2019. Along with RPG levelling, procedurally generated levels and pixel art graphics, this once fresh and exciting sub-genre has arguably become more rote than riveting. And yet, despite the fact Streets of Rogue features all of the above, it’s somehow managed to...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Streets of Rogue
  • Random Someone Has Recreated Super Mario 64's Physics In PS4's Dreams

    Gameplay and graphics combine in this impressive recreation

    With Super Mario Maker 2 offering a huge palette of options for creating your very own 2D Mario levels, you might be wondering if Nintendo plans on making a 3D counterpart. It would seem unlikely due to the complexity of 3D game design, but it appears that PS4 user PieceofCraft has beaten...

    • Random
    • Super Mario 64
  • News The Next Crash Team Racing Update For Switch Will Improve Load Times

    Get a much-needed boost

    Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is one of many games on Nintendo Switch that can take an incredibly long time to load. Fortunately, the next update coming to the live racing game will significantly improve load times. Version 1.05 will make use of the Switch's boost mode, which allows the system's CPU

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Japan-Exclusive Iwata Asks Interview Translated Into English After 10 Years

    Iwata's chat with Final Fantasy: Crystal Bearers exec producer gets us all nostalgic

    The Iwata Asks interview series was a wonderful resource for anyone wanting to get a behind-the-scenes perspective on the decisions and processes that go into making video games. They also gave us a glimpse of the personalities behind our favourite games,...

    • Iwata Asks
    • Satoru Iwata
    • Final Fantasy
  • News Splatoon 2 Final Splatfest T-Shirts Go On Sale In Australia And New Zealand Tomorrow

    Pick a side

    If you want to show your fellow inkling and octoling which side you'll be supporting in this weekend's Splatoon 2 'Splatocalypse' and happen to live in Australia or New Zealand, tomorrow you'll be able to purchase a Team Chaos (Pearl) or Team Order (Marina) t-shirt from Nintendo's AUNZ website. These shirts will be available in...

    • Nintendo
    • Splatoon 2
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
  • News My Nintendo Adds Dr. Mario World Wallpapers For PC And Smartphone (North America)

    Just what the doctor ordered

    To celebrate the release of Dr. Mario World, My Nintendo in North America is offering special themed wallpapers for your PC and mobile device. You can select Wallpaper A or Wallpaper B and each one will set you back 50 silver coins. Both are available in multiple sizes and can only be redeemed once. This offer will...

    • Nintendo
    • My Nintendo
    • North America
  • Review Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle - An Expansion With Real Depth And Some Odd Decisions

    Giant killer

    With a distinct lack of Spider-Man games on Nintendo Switch (we can’t help but look longingly at Insomniac’s stellar PS4 exclusive from last year and quietly weep), it fell to the most unlikely of sources to bring city-swinging and verticality to the console: Attack on Titan 2. The original base game has a few issues (check out our...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Attack On Titan
  • News Take A Look At The Bubsy: Paws On Fire! Launch Trailer For Nintendo Switch

    Game arrives next month

    Publisher Accolade and developer Choice Provisions have released a new trailer to promote the upcoming release of Bubsy: Paws on Fire! The game arrives on Switch on 29th August. This follows on from a delay in May, when it was revealed the title had been pushed back to this summer "to allow a bit more time for final...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bubsy
  • News Kairosoft's World Cruise Story Arrives On The Switch eShop Later This Week

    Put on your captain's hat

    The Kairosoft game library on the Nintendo Switch continues to expand. The next pocket-sized entry in the addictive management simulation series is all about running your own cruise liner. It's appropriately-named World Cruise Story and will be available on the eShop on 18th July for $12.00 / £8.99. Players are tasked...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kairosoft
  • News Monolith Soft Developer Recalls Pitching Earthbound Sequel To Shigesato Itoi

    “Iwata-san was there as well.”

    Video games can inspire some pretty fervent passions in their fan bases, and few are as passionate as that of the Mother games. Set in modern times, this RPG series follows the exploits of Ness and his friends and is known as EarthBound in the west, but we only ever got the second game on its intended console. The...

    • EarthBound
    • Mother 3
    • GameCube
  • Review Hyperlight Ultimate - A Satisfying Switch Update For The Arcade Shooter

    FTL FTW!

    Hyperlight EX originally released on 3DS way back in December of 2016, at first glance looking like just another Geometry Wars clone, it proved to be very much its own thing with a unique twist; instead of shooting enemies, you use your ship’s FTL (Faster Than Light) drive to smash through them. We awarded the game a sexy seven at the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Hyperlight Ultimate

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