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  • News Rocket League Is Getting Some Free Rick and Morty Cosmetic DLC

    And it’s coming to the Switch version, too

    One of the fun features of Rocket League is the whole wealth of cosmetic features with which you can customize your car. Virtually every aspect of the car’s body can be tweaked or colored or decaled which leads to some pretty diverse matches between teams. Psyonix has been keen to keep the game updated...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Rocket League
  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Version 1.2.0 Is Now Live

    A new pikmin suit! Balancing changes!

    Though the jury’s still out on whether or not Nintendo will be updating Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with new DLC features sometime in the future, the company has still been periodically updating the game with minor tweaks and additions to improve the overall experience. Though there’s little here that’ll make a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • News Mario Paint Lovers Rejoice, Hyperkin Is Making A New SNES Mouse

    Coming next month for $20

    The SNES mouse never really gets the attention it probably deserves. Despite shipping with Mario Paint - which was as close to being a "killer app" for the device as you were likely to get - and offering compatibility with more games that you might expect, the mouse has been largely forgotten as time as gone on - but not by...

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • Accessories
    • Hyperkin

YesterdayWed, 28th Jun 2017

  • Editorial The Frustrating Quest for a SNES Mini is Bad Business for Nintendo

    It'd be funny if it wasn't true

    Oh, Nintendo. We love you, we care about you, but you do drive us crazy sometimes. We're too involved to break it off, but sometimes we need a bit of a cool-down from your shenanigans. Here's how you turn hype for a hugely anticipated product into frustration, in some cases anger, and yes even mockery. You announce a...

    • Editorial
    • Features
    • SNES
    • SNES Mini
    • Super NES Classic Edition
  • News Tingle Shocked Zelda: Breath of the Wild Designer Right Down To Her Bones

    "He's such an unsettling character...but...he's also so adorable..."

    Love him or hate him, Tingle is here to stay in the Zelda universe. First appearing in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask back in 2000, we've seen him pop up time and again since then and he even got his own game on the DS in the shape of the amazingly...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Tingle
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
  • News Miyamoto Was Worried How Players Would React To Mario Odyssey's New Donk City

    Legendary designer not keen on revisiting past Mario games, though

    Super Mario Odyssey must surely rank as one of the most anticipated video games of 2017, and like Super Mario World, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy before it, looks set to offer some compelling new gameplay ideas - including New Donk City, a realistic, city-like environment...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Shigeru Miyamoto
    • E3 2017
  • Matters Of Import Finding The Secret Of Mana In Seiken Densetsu Collection On Switch

    Mana from heaven

    While Square's Seiken Densetsu series continues to this very day, it's the two SNES / Super Famicom outings on which the franchise built its enviable reputation. Seiken Densetsu 2 - better known in the west as Secret of Mana - is arguably one of the finest RPGs ever made, while its sequel has only been held back from wider acclaim...

    • Features
    • Matters of Import
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Secret of Mana
  • News Star Fox 2 Release Has Nothing To Do With Super FX Patent Expiring, Says Argonaut Founder

    "Nintendo owns that patent anyway"

    The news that Star Fox 2 is finally getting an official release on the Super NES Classic Edition sent shockwaves through the gaming world, and even caught programmer Dylan Cuthbert by surprise. The game -

    • Star Fox 2
    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Jez San
  • News TheJWittz to Host World Premiere of New Hasbro Nintendo Game

    Coming from the Nintendo NY store

    It seems that Nintendo is gearing up for another game / merchandise collaboration, this time with Hasbro. The hugely popular video presenter Joshua Wittenkeller (aka TheJWittz), has teased a world premiere from the Nintendo NY store that he'll be hosting on Twitch. It seems to be a board game, which is further...

    • Hasbro
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo NY
    • TheJWittz
  • News Kirby’s Blowout Blast Releases in North America on 6th July

    Just a week to go

    Much akin to how the minigames of Kirby: Triple Deluxe were later given fleshed out standalone releases on the eShops, the minigames of Kirby: Planet Robobot are also getting their own chance at the spotlight. Kirby’s Blowout Blast is particularly notable, however, for being the first game to take the super-tuff pink puff into a...

    • 3DS eShop
    • 3DS
    • eShop
    • Kirby
  • Guide Best ARMS Characters: Abilities, Strengths And Strategies

    They're a secret to everyone

    ARMS is not like a traditional fighting game - characters do not have special moves, nor do they have unique strength, health or defense stats. That doesn’t mean, however, that there’s no more to ARMS’s unique cast than their looks. Each character has abilities all their own which can make all the difference...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • ARMS
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Mystery And Horror Adventure The Count Lucanor Is Coming To Switch

    A mix of Zelda, Silent Hill and Dark Souls

    Ratalaika Games is bringing Baroque Decay's The Count Lucanor to the Switch eShop, it has been revealed. Previously available on Steam, the game is inspired by the likes of Zelda, Silent Hill and Dark Souls, and is billed as a "mystery and horror adventure" set in a fantasy world. The Count Lucanor...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News My Nintendo in North America Has Been Updated with New Pikmin Rewards

    Remember those awesome Pikmin cartoons?

    Though there’s still lots of mystery around what exactly is going on with Pikmin 4 behind closed doors at Nintendo HQ, fans of the series can at least rest easy knowing that the 2D spin-off Hey! Pikmin is only about a month away from seeing a release on the 3DS. Given that Arzest is the studio behind this...

    • 3DS
    • Pikmin
    • My Nintendo
  • News ARMS and Nintendo Switch Keep a Grip on the Japanese Charts

    Only just...

    The Media Create Japanese chart results are out, and they bring positive news for Nintendo as they have a lead in both software and hardware. In the software charts we have ARMS clinging on to top spot, very narrowly seeing off the challenge from the retail iteration of the PS4 expansion Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. We then...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
  • News Monopoly Gamer Brings a Mario Spin to the Classic Board Game

    Boss fights, coins, and Power Packs

    Earlier today we reported on an apparent World Premiere of a new Hasbro / Nintendo game being hosted by TheJWittz later today. Well, it won't be the Premiere any more, as a press release has rolled out and Kotaku has posted details on the game for us all - it's Monopoly Gamer, with a Mario theme. Though it is...

    • Monopoly Gamer
    • Mario
    • Hasbro
    • Nintendo
  • News Famitsu Readers Choose Super Mario Kart as the Best Racing Game of All Time

    Crosses the line ahead of all its rivals

    Whenever a conversation turns to the 'best of all time' in anything, there's sure to be some feisty opinions. Now that the Famitsu Weekly readers have chosen their best racing game of all time, that's sure to get fans talking. The winner was Super Mario Kart, which saw off various rivals including...

    • Super Mario Kart
    • Retro
    • Famitsu
  • News Updated GymHuntr Site Now Helps You Track Pokémon GO Raid Battles

    Knowledge is power

    The recent update for Pokémon GO is one of its biggest yet, and totally revises the way gyms work in the game. As well as making alterations to how monsters are assigned to a gym, these locations are now home to Raid Battles, which occur periodically throughout the day. Each Raid Batt

    • Pokemon Go
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
  • Video Check Out This Awesome Fan-Made Shovel Knight Anime Opening

    In honour of the game's 3 year anniversary

    Shovel Knight has turned three years old, which is a reminder of how time flies and also of the fact we really should go back and play the fantastic action platformer once again. Now Channy & Kimberly, a talented animation duo that we spoke to last year, have posted a neat 'Anime Opening' for the game,...

    • Video
    • Shovel Knight
  • First Impressions Dropping in on Soldam: Drop, Connect, Erase

    A Jaleco Jam of Falling Fruit

    The launch of the Switch was an especially exciting one because, for the first time on a Nintendo system, a region-free eShop meant gamers everywhere had access to content from outside their home territory. North American gamers could grab VOEZ from the European or Japanese shops a week before its release in the region,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • First Impressions. Nintendo Switch

Tuesday27th Jun 2017

  • Guide Where to Pre-Order Your SNES Mini / Super NES Classic Edition

    Better be quick...

    So, the disastrous stock situation with the original NES Classic Edition has been extremely well documented across the internet. Hopefully Nintendo paid close attention to this and we won't see a repeat with the upcoming Super NES Classic Edition / SNES Classic Mini. US/Canada Pre-Order Status Currently there are no stores...

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Guides
  • News Star Fox 2 Dev Is As Shocked As You About The Game Coming To SNES Classic Edition

    "I presume it will be that mastered version?"

    The internet is still in shock somewhat from Nintendo's decision to include the previously unreleased Star Fox 2 on the Super NES Classic Edition. While questions remain about exactly which version of this unreleased game will be on the hardware, we do know Nintendo has commissioned new artwork and a...

    • Retro
    • Star Fox 2
    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Dylan Cuthbert
  • News The eBay Scalpers Are At It Already With The Super NES Classic Edition

    Capitalism at work

    As Gordon Gekko famously said, "greed is right, greed works"; maybe this is true in the cut-throat world of Wall Street, but when we see lots of lovely Super NES Classic Edition pre-orders being listed on eBay, it just makes our blood boil. While we are still waiting for North American pre-orders to open, several UK-based...

    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • eBay
  • News Nintendo Unveils the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom for Japan

    Same deal, but with a few different games

    We've had the reveals for the Super NES Classic Edition (NA) and the The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (PAL), and now Nintendo has released details of the Japanese version. Aesthetically and in terms of its name it seems to follow the style and branding of the PAL iteration...

    • SNES Classic Mini
    • SNES
    • Retro
    • Super Famicom
  • Guide Everything We Know About the Super NES Classic Edition

    The games, the controllers, and the regional variations

    After plenty of rumours and assumptions based on common sense, Nintendo unveiled The Super NES Classic Edition (NA) / The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (PAL / Europe / Australia / New Zealand), though it was an announcement with some surprises. There's...

    • SNES Classic Mini
    • SNES
    • Features
    • Guides
  • News The Super NES Classic Edition Hides the Classic Controller Connector Ports

    But how will the NA version work?

    One thing that you might have missed given the deluge of information coming at you regarding the Super NES Classic Edition, was that those SNES shaped controller ports are actually just for show. As shown in the photo of the Japanese version, you can clearly see the panel pops out and unveils two Wii Remote style...

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
  • News Nintendo Gives Details and Some History on Midna's Helmet in Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC

    Midna evolved from a prototype "goblin/devilkin" design

    Nintendo has continued its series of articles providing a countdown to this week's DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, this time profiling Midna's Helmet. First of all, the helmet will allow for "Guardian Resist Up" in the game, which is always handy. One neat screen from the...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • DLC
  • News Pac-Man Vs. is Included in Namco Museum for Nintendo Switch

    Good times...

    Update: Earlier today we reported on a teaser for Pac-Man Vs., and it now emerges that the GameCube original will be included in the upcoming release of Namco Museum on Nintendo Switch, which is fantastic news. The full game list for the Japanese edition - via JapaneseNintendo.com - is below. Pac-Man Pac-Man VS Dig Dug Galaga Gala

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pac-Man
    • Bandai Namco
  • News Snake Pass Celebrates Summer Solstice With 40 Percent Discount And A Hint Of Upcoming DLC

    Ssssummer ssssale!

    Sumo Digital has confirmed that its Switch title Snake Pass will go on sale from today June 27th until 4th July, with a 40 percent discount off the typical cost of the game. The occasion? The Summer Solstice, of course. To coincide with this news, the studio has released a trailer - which you can view above - that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Snake Pass
    • DLC
  • News 1995 Called, It Wants Its Official Star Fox 2 Box Art Back

    Stranger than fiction

    Nintendo dropped a double-whammy yesterday, announcing the Super NES Classic and confirming that one of the included games is Star Fox 2, the unreleased sequel to the best-selling original. As you'll know if you've consulted our definitive feature on the topic, Star Fox 2 was supposed to b

    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Star Fox 2
  • News Be Quick And Snag A SNES Classic, Nintendo Official UK Store's Pre-Order Is Live

    Good luck!

    Update: 20 minutes have passed, therefore it is now out of stock. We'll update this article should things open up again. Original Article: The UK pre-orders for the eagerly anticipated Super NES Classic Edition predictably sold out in next to no time when they surfaced on Amazon UK, GAME and ShopTo yesterday.  At that time...

    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Pre-order
    • Deals
  • Video Let's Take a Look at All 21 Games You'll Get on your Super NES Classic Edition

    Or 20 +1 as Nintendo want to put it

    It's a bit of a shame that the Super NES Classic Edition is being bundled with fewer games than its NES counterpart, but the ones that are included with this console are absolute knockouts. From Donkey Kong Country and Super Metroid to Secret of Mana and of course Star Fox 2, they're all included in...

    • Retro
    • Videos
    • Snes Classic Mini
    • SNES Mini
    • SNES
  • Guide Our Favourite Headphones For The Nintendo Switch

    Pump up the volume

    With the release of Nintendo Switch firmware 3.0, the big N removed the limits on how loud we can listen to our consoles on the go, so what better time to recommend some headphones than the present? We’ve spent the last couple of months testing out a variety of headphones from manufacturers large and small and have picked out a...

    • Headphones
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • News Psyonix Studio Lead Discusses the Porting Process of Rocket League

    "We didn’t think we would have it running this smooth, this early"

    One of the surprise announcements of Nintendo’s E3 showing was that the popular battle-car soccer game, Rocket League, would be making its way to the Nintendo Switch. Psyonix had earlier expressed interest in bringing the game to the Switch—the platform does seem to be a good...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Rocket League
  • News Fire Emblem Warriors Devs Talk About Permadeath and Hardcore Mode

    Steel your nerves

    Fire Emblem Warriors is one of many games we have to look forward to for the Switch this year, and it’s shaping up to be quite the quality title. Of course, given that this is another crossover project, there have been plenty of questions floating around as to what elements are going to be popping up. Considering that Fire Emblem...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Fire Emblem
  • Random Take a Look at Some Awesome Retro Gaming Coffee Tables

    As we're all about the old-school right now

    It's been an interesting start to the week, with plenty of us thinking about retro gaming following the big SNES Mini reveal from Nintendo. As a result it seems like a nice time to dip into the rather fun bit of the internet, where enthusiasts showcase their love of gaming along with some intriguing...

    • Random
    • Retro
  • Feature We Quiz the Fire Emblem Warriors Developers On Characters, Game Design and More

    "If people enjoy the game it would be great to make a sequel"

    Way back in January during the big reveal of the Switch, Nintendo lifted the veil on Fire Emblem Warriors, the latest collaboration between the big N's internal teams and Koei Tecmo. After plenty had fun with Hyrule Warriors on Wii U and then Hyrule Warriors Legends on 3DS,...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Fire Emblem
    • Nintendo Switch
    • New 3DS
  • News Chicken Wiggle Will Cost $15 On The 3DS eShop

    "Much thought has gone into the pricing of Chicken Wiggle"

    Atooi's Chicken Wiggle is nearing release, and Jools Watsham has now revealed what the game will cost once it hits the 3DS eShop. Watsham had previously stated that Chicken Wiggle would cost $10, but since then he's been adding loads more content to the game and feels that a price...

    • 3DS
    • 3DS eShop
    • Jools Watsham
    • Atooi
    • Chicken Wiggle
  • News SteamWorld Dig 2 is 'Pretty Much Finished' But is Now Due 'Late Summer/Early Fall 2017'

    Pushed back for extra polish

    Image & Form has issued an update on the much-anticipated SteamWorld Dig 2, which is a mix of good and bad news. The good news is that the game is 'pretty much finished', and though it has also been announced for PS4 and PC the Switch version is 'still the main platform'. The bad news is that the studio is pushing...

    • Switch eShop
    • Image & Form
    • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Video Nintendo Minute Picks Up Some Pro ARMS Tips from Mr. Yabuki

    The man, the legend, the almighty ARM

    For those of you that diligently watched all of Nintendo's online streams during E3, a highlight moment came towards the end of the ARMS Invitational event. The game's producer, Kosuke Yabuki, gave a masterclass in technique as he took on and defeated the tournament winner. The manner in which he won,...

    • ARMS
    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch

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