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  • News New Metroidvania 9 Years Of Shadows Needs Your Help To Launch On Switch

    Update: And it's funded!

    Update (Tue 31st Mar, 2020 17:30 BST): And just like that, 9 Years of Shadows has been successfully funded. The Kickstarter campaign will still be live for another 23 days, during which time any further financial support will go towards the project's stretch goals. The first of those goals, which will bring animated intro...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
  • Video Nintendo Takes A Look Back At Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Biggest Moments

    What a game, huh?

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now well over a year old, and what an amazing time we've all had with the latest entry in Nintendo's all-star series. The gaming giant itself has shared a new video today to celebrate all things Smash, taking a look back at some of the best moments of the past year and a bit. Understandably, much of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Video
  • Random Bored At Home? Why Not Try Making This Delicious Looking Animal Crossing Cake?

    Straight from the Nook Cook Book

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons is turning out to be a truly scrumptious game to play both at home and on the go, but this is taking things to a whole other level. Instagram user keempossible, a self-taught baking enthusiast and instructor, has gone to the trouble of making this adorable Animal Crossing-inspired cake...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Random
  • News Airhead Brings New Metroidvania-Style Platforming To Switch In 2021

    "An immersive 2.5D platform experience"

    Nintendo Switch will be getting its hands (and head) on a promising looking platformer next year in the form of Airhead, it has been announced. The game has you diving into dark caverns and exploring ancient structures in a bid to solve the mystery of Head's significance in this world. You see, you'll be...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Atari's Arcade Classic Pong Comes To Switch As An RPG

    Pong Quest

    In today's episode of 'gaming mashups we never expected to see', we share the news that Atari classic Pong is headed to Nintendo Switch in the form of an RPG. PONG Quest is "a humorous new RPG reimagining of the flagship arcade classic" that's set to launch on Switch and other platforms this spring. The game has you exploring a fantasy...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Outer Worlds Gets A New Switch Release Date And A Day-One Patch

    Make sure you have space

    After being pushed back due to issues surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, The Outer Worlds finally has a solid release date on Nintendo Switch. You'll be able to get your hands on the game both physically and digitally from 5th June. As you may remember, the physical version of the game was initially planned to release...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video 'Sexy Senior Dating Sim' Later Daters Gets Its Very Own Raunchy Theme Song

    Try getting this out of your head

    Later Daters will be swinging onto a Switch near you next month, so developer Bloom Digital Media has shared a brand new music video to get you all in the mood. This 'sexy senior dating sim' has you rocking up as the newest resident to the Ye OLDE retirement community. There, you’ll join a cast of flirts and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Announces 'Up To 80% Off' Switch Sale, More Than 300 Games To Be Discounted (Europe)

    It's a big one!

    Nintendo of Europe has today lifted the lid on a mighty-sounding Nintendo Switch sale. More than 300 games on the hybrid platform are set to be discounted starting from this Thursday, 2nd April. As you can see below, you'll be able to get up to 80% off the games available as part of the new offering. The sale's set to kick off at...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Europe
  • News Square Enix Teases Limited Edition Trials Of Mana Switch And PS4 Consoles

    Yes please!

    With Switch's Trials of Mana remake now just a handful of weeks away from release, developer Square Enix has teased a limited edition system featuring artwork from the franchise. The image you can see above was shared to the official Mana Series Twitter account, where it has been revealed that fans will soon be able to have a go at...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • Video Deleted Scene Shows Baby Sonic Before The Movie's Redesign

    Here's how he would have looked

    If you had the chance to see the Sonic the Hedgehog movie in cinemas this year, you'll be well aware of a certain Baby Sonic who makes an appearance during the film. Interestingly, Baby Sonic was never officially revealed before the movie's huge redesign, meaning we never got the chance to see how he would have looked...

    • Sonic
    • Movies
  • News Pokémon GO To Throw Out The Rule Book By Offering Stay-At-Home Raid Battles

    Pokémon GO Fest to be re-imagined

    The latest in a string of new updates for Pokémon GO will see a hugely significant change to the game's signature Raid Battles, as developer Niantic does its bit to help players stay safe at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
    • Coronavirus
  • Video Take A Closer Look At Super Mega Baseball 3 Ahead Of Next Month's Launch

    Enjoy cross-platform play

    With Super Mega Baseball 3 just around the corner, developer Metalhead Software has released a brand new video to give us a closer look at the game. As well as showing off some new footage, the video talks us through a broad overview of the things you can expect to find in next month's release. The team stresses that while...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Modder Shrinks The N64 Down To The Size Of A Game Boy Advance SP

    And it plays original carts, too

    Portable N64 mods – where the console's internals are placed in a handheld shell complete with an LCD screen and battery so you can play Super Mario 64 on the road – have been around for years, but this latest effort has to rank as one of the most impressive yet. GmanModz has taken the guts of the N64 and placed...

    • Retro
    • N64
    • Modding
  • News Taito Announces Free Update For Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, Adds More Stages And A Fan Favourite Enemy

    More details coming soon

    Taito has announced Bubble Bobble 4 Friends will be receiving a new free update that adds additional content to the game. This includes new stages and the character, Baron von Blubba. Here's a bit from the PR about it: Taito are currently developing and expanding the game’s content to deliver everything fans wish for,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Update
    • Taito
  • News Atlus Survey Asks Fans If They Would Like To See Persona 5 Scramble Localised

    Joking about

    One of the bigger third-party games that has already been released on the Switch this year is Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers. The only issue is it's not available outside of Japan yet. In its latest online survey designed for fans who recently picked up Persona 5 Royal on the PlayStation 4, Atlus asked them if they'd like to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Atlus
    • Persona
  • News The Definitive Edition Of Xenoblade Chronicles Won't Include Any Extras From The 3DS Port

    No amiibo functionality...

    Remember when the New Nintendo 3DS was originally released? At the time, to get some extra sales out of the system, Nintendo made certain content - and even games - exclusive to this particular unit. One title only playable on this device was Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. This particular port included additional features like...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Xenoblade
    • amiibo
  • News Super Mario 35th Anniversary Rumours Intensify

    A new Paper Mario, 3D remasters, and more

    At the moment, there's a report going around that suggests Nintendo will remaster most of Mario's back-catalogue to celebrate the iconic plumber's 35th anniversary this year. If you read our original story about it, you'll already know this news surfaced on VGC, and was then backed up by

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
  • Video The Best Switch Games To Play When You Can't Leave The House

    Because it's raining outside

    When you can't go outside what should you do? Play video games, of course! Our lovely senior video producer Alex Olney has been indoors a little more regularly than usual as of late, and to help pass the time he's decided to put together a video of the best Nintendo Switch games to play in this situation. Games like...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop

Monday30th Mar 2020

  • Feature Best Super Mario Games Of All Time

    All the mainline Marios ranked

    With exciting news that Nintendo may be bringing “most of Super Mario’s 35-year catalogue” to Switch, what better time to take a look at some of the classics which could be coming to a handheld hybrid near you soon? With that in mind, here’s our ranking of all the mainline Mario games. Enjoy! What's the best...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Mario
    • Super Mario
    • Best Mario Games
  • News Nintendo To Remaster 'Most Of Super Mario’s 35-Year Catalogue' For Switch in 2020, New Report Says

    Update: Galaxy, Sunshine, 64 all reportedly in the works

    Update: In addition to the report mentioned below, a second report from Eurogamer now lists Super Mario Galaxy as one of the confirmed remasters, "alongside a couple of other 3D Mario favourites". The report's author, Tom Phillips, has also

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
  • UK Charts Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sales Fall By 81% In Disappointing Week For Nintendo

    The game loses top spot

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 28th March, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has fallen from its triumphant first-place debut into third. Nintendo's life sim saw its week-on-week sales plummet by 81% at retail, while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and FIFA 20 both saw boosts to last week's figures to

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Reminder All Final Fantasy Games Reduced On Nintendo Switch, Sale Ends Today

    Most are 50% off!

    Update (Mon 30th Mar, 2020 10:00 BST): As a quick reminder, the Final Fantasy sale currently taking place on Nintendo Switch ends today. You can find all the details you need below - you'll find that every Final Fantasy game available on the system has been nicely discounted. Original Article (Wed 18th Mar, 2020 11:00 GMT): More...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Final Fantasy
    • Sales
  • Review Good Job! - This Laugh-Riot Feels Like 2020's Answer To Untitled Goose Game

    Promoted to ‘essential’

    We’ve all been in a job that we didn’t like very much. Heck, a lot of people – this writer included – have had jobs that they’ve actively hated, filled with menial tasks that make time grind to an absolute halt. Given the current world climate, chances are you’re safe and sound in your own home (and if you do...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Rumour Leak Suggests Flipnote Studio Is Coming To Nintendo Switch

    Flipping great news, if true

    Flipnote Studio, the popular animation sharing app which appeared on DSi and 3DS, could be coming to the Nintendo Switch, if a new rumour is to be believed. A series of screens apparently taken from a Switch version of the game have leaked online. According to Source Gaming, the shots are from a development build and...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Flipnote Studio
  • Random Escape From Wasps In Animal Crossing: New Horizons With A Well-Timed Party Popper

    Try this at home

    Shaking trees is a way of life in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It presents you with all sorts of great stuff like money, tree branches, fruit, and - we'd argue - even happiness itself, but it also provides you with the bane of any poor villager's existence. Wasps. As series veterans will know, the traditional way to avoid being...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Random
  • News NIS America Hosts 'Hidden Gems' Switch eShop Sale, Save Up To 60% (North America)

    And one game on 3DS, too!

    Yet another sale has popped up on the Nintendo eShop, this time from the folks at NIS America. A number of titles from the publisher are currently reduced on Switch (as well as one 3DS game), all available at either 50 or 60% off. NIS America is calling it the 'hidden gems' sale, so perhaps you might find one or two...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Sales
  • News Tropico 6 Confirmed For Nintendo Switch

    As part of a new publishing deal

    Popular management sim Tropico 6 has been officially confirmed for Nintendo Switch. The game will be treated to a release on Nintendo's hybrid machine thanks to a new publishing partnership deal between Koch Media and Kalypso Media. Rumours of a Switch release began to circulate back in January after a product...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Aeterna: Noctis Is A New Metroidvania Aiming For A Release On Switch

    But it needs your support

    The list of new and upcoming Metroidvania games grows once more, as Aeterna: Noctis becomes the latest game of the genre to fight for your attention on Kickstarter. Planned to launch on Switch in 2021 if successful, Aeterna: Noctis is a 2D non-linear platformer that promises an "affordable but challenging difficulty" and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
  • News Sega Forever Isn't Just About Smartphone Games Anymore

    Social channels will celebrate everything Sega

    A few years back, Sega launched its Sega Forever series – a range of free-to-play smartphone releases of its classic titles from yesteryear. It was seen as Sega's way of reconnecting its fans with its esteemed back catalogue, and,

    • Sega
    • Sega Forever
  • News Abylight Hosts Switch And 3DS Sale, Get 50% Off For A Limited Time (North America)

    Including Hyper Light Drifter

    Publisher Abylight has kickstarted a brand new sale across Nintendo Switch and 3DS, reducing its games by a lovely 50%. We've got all the details you need down below; this sale is specific to North America (there's no equivalent sale taking place in Europe) and actually includes every Abylight game available on Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Sales
  • News Frantic Action-Platformer Neon Abyss Blasts Its Way Onto Nintendo Switch

    It even has minigames

    Team17 and Veewo Games have revealed that Neon Abyss, a fast-paced action-platformer previously announced for Steam, will also come to Nintendo Switch this year. The game has players fighting their way through procedurally generated dungeons, tasked by Hades with dispatching the New Gods in a "colourful and fast-paced blend of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Interested In The Splatoon-Like Ninjala? Check Out This 10-Minute Animated Film

    Ninjala Episode 0

    One of the stars of last week's Nintendo Direct Mini, Ninjala has been on our radar for some time now. Nintendo fans have noticed the title's similarities to the Splatoon series and the developer's president, Kazuki Morishita, seems to think that

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Sniper Elite Spin-Off Zombie Army Trilogy Comes To Switch Tomorrow, Here's A Launch Trailer

    "Rip through the undead"

    Zombie Army Trilogy is just a single day away from releasing on Nintendo Switch, so the folks over at Rebellion have put together a shiny new launch trailer. The game, which is a Sniper Elite series spin-off, initially launched on other platforms a few years ago. Our sister site Push Square said

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News A New SteamWorld Game Is Now In Development From Image & Form

    Job request reveals all

    A brand new game in Image & Form's SteamWorld universe is now in development, the company has revealed. The news actually comes the studio's Twitter account, where the team has put out the call for any talented 2D artists who might fancy working on the new title. Naturally, it stops short of giving away too much. In a...

    • Image & Form
    • SteamWorld
    • Upcoming Releases

Sunday29th Mar 2020

  • News PC Jedi Knights Are Destroying Star Wars Players On Nintendo Switch

    "This is a disaster"

    Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy has finally been released on the Nintendo Switch, but there seems to be a disturbance in the force. There is reportedly an issue with the game's online multiplayer component. While there's no mention of a cross-play feature in the official Nintendo description, right now, PC players are able...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Star Wars
  • News Evicted Villagers Have Been Glitching Out Plots Of Land In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    A warning for all residents

    Nintendo has already rolled out two updates for Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch. Despite this, there still seems to be some serious glitches that could potentially ruin your experience. According to a post on the Animal Crossing website, Bell Tree Forums, there's a glitch that can bug plots of land...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • Feature Best Free Switch Games - Download And Play Right Now

    Free-to-play right away

    How times change! It used to be you went to your local video game emporium, perused the shelves, took your chosen game to the counter and handed over cold hard cash before heading home and popping it in your console. Not only has digital distribution removed the need to even leave the house, but many games can be downloaded...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • F2P
    • Switch Essentials
  • Review Operencia: The Stolen Sun - A Rich And Satisfying Dungeon Crawler

    Dungeon Master

    Zen Studios' Operencia: The Stolen Sun doesn't really get off to the brightest of starts on Nintendo Switch. Opening with a prologue that sees you assume control of King Attila and his wife Reka as they attempt to close a portal between their land and the underworld, things kick off here with a ten-minute introduction that highlights...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Operencia
  • Random Pichu Player Shocks Himself While He Plays Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Don't try this at home

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fan and mechanical engineer, Eric Heckman, came up with an electric idea to wire a taser to a GameCube controller, so he could shock himself while he played as the Pokémon fighter, Pichu. In an email to Kotaku, Heckman explained how it's was a "pretty simple" design. Apart from the controller,...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Mini Review Mekorama - It May Look Like Captain Toad, But Don’t Let That Fool You

    Dior-iffic

    Mekorama looks a lot like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. There’s no getting around this, but in the same way that Metroid Prime looks a lot like other FPS titles, it doesn’t quite play the same. In fact, Mekorama is played entirely on the Switch’s touch screen (or with an on-screen cursor, if you wish), and feels completely...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Mekorama
  • News WayForward Doesn't Plan To Release DLC For Shantae And The Seven Sirens

    At least for now

    Not long after all the Nintendo Direct Mini presentation earlier this week, the talented team at WayForward locked in a Switch release date for Shantae And The Seven Sirens. It'll be washing up on the Switch on 28th May, and is expected to launch for $29.99 USD. While this new expansive quest is the "biggest outing" to date, there...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Shantae
    • DLC
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #36 - Streets Of Rage 3

    A Bare Knuckle sandwich

    Bienvenido a Box Art Brawl, our weekly look back at the same game's retro box art from around the world with a cheeky vote attached. To coincide with the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons we took a look at the first game in the series last week. Despite the North American and European variants being very similar, the...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • Streets of Rage
    • SEGA
  • News Panzer Dragoon: Remake Will Patch In Saori Kobayashi's Remixed Soundtrack

    To be added "as soon as possible"

    Panzer Dragoon: Remake made a surprise landing on the Nintendo Switch earlier this week as a timed-exclusive, and while it doesn't quite match the Sega Saturn original, there's a patch on the way that will hopefully make it a little bit better. Anyone expecting to hear Saori Kobayashi's additional soundtrack when...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega

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