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  • Guide How To Have Yourself A Roaring Super Mario Party

    Make it a night (or afternoon) to remember

    If you've never played a Mario Party game, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Well, wonder no longer, as today we're going to take you through everything you need to know to have a successful Mario Party with Super Mario Party, whether you're aged 8, or 88, or maybe some age in-between. First...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Party
    • Mario Party
    • Video
    • Features
  • News Famitsu Teasing "Possible Revival" For A Cancelled Level-5 Game

    What could it be?

    The Japan-based developer and publisher Level-5 is best known by Nintendo fans for charming series like Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven and in more recent times Yo-Kai Watch. Originally established in 1998, the company is now 20-years old. In celebration of Level-5's 20th anniversary, Famitsu is teasing an interview with the...

    • Level-5
    • Japan
    • Famitsu
  • News Starlink Producer Reveals How Ubisoft Started Work On Star Fox Concepts Before Meeting With Nintendo

    "We just started working, but we were a little cautious"

    Prior to the release of Starlink: Battle for Atlas, it was heavily publicised how Ubisoft's collaborative efforts with Nintendo to include the Star Fox crew in the game all began at E3 2017 in a tiny room behind closed doors. This eventually led to the Starlink team being invited to Nintendo's...

    • Ubisoft
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Bowsette Has Been Recreated By Fans In The New SoulCalibur Game

    Boosette as well

    Nintendo has refused to acknowledge the existence of Bowsette, leaving fans of the Bowser and Peach mashup with no choice but to take matters into their own hands. Modders have already added the character to a number of Nintendo games including New Super Mario Bros. Wii and more recently The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and...

    • Random
    • Bowsette
  • News Ubisoft Shutting Down Online Services For Older Just Dance Games On Wii And Wii U Next Month

    No more dancing

    This year's Ubisoft conference at E3 revealed Just Dance 2019 was on its way to the Wii and Wii U. Despite the success of the Switch, the older Nintendo systems have remained relevant enough for the French publisher to continue releasing its latest entries in the series on. While it's been a good run for these systems over the...

    • Ubisoft
    • Wii
    • Wii U
    • Just Dance

YesterdaySat, 20th Oct 2018

  • News Director Junichi Masuda Explains Why Eevee Is One Of The Stars In Pokémon Let's Go

    "I kind of realised that a lot of fans really do love Eevee"

    Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! features Eevee as one of the game's stars. Pikachu's selection needs no explanation - being the face of the series internationally since its inception, but how exactly did Eevee's inclusion come about? During the latest episode of Nintendo...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Soapbox Huawei's Not The First Company To Vie For Nintendo's Portable Crown, And It Won't Be The Last

    Riding on Nintendo's coat-tails might not be the silliest idea...

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, editor Damien picks apart Huawei's recent bold claims that its new Mate 20 X smartphone trumps the Nintendo Switch as a...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Huawei
    • Smartphones
  • News Capcom's Update For Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Arrives Next Week

    Improvements and fixes

    This year the Street Fighter series is celebrating its 30th anniversary. To celebrate, Capcom released the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection - comprised of 12 iconic games. Anyone who has been playing this game since its release will be pleased to hear an update is on the way to the Nintendo Switch version on 23rd...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
    • Street Fighter
  • Video Cloud Gaming Is Viable In The Future Based On This Assassin's Creed Odyssey Review

    "I'm actually kind of a believer now"

    There's been some serious doubt when it comes to companies trying to make cloud gaming on console devices a thing. Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot has previously mentioned the future of the video game industry is streaming. In saying this, if you don't have a top tier internet connection or live in a country with...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
  • News Shakedown Hawaii Releasing On Switch And 3DS Early Next Year

    Run a criminal empire

    If you enjoyed Retro City Rampage by Vblank Entertainment on WiiWare, it might be worth taking a look at the new gameplay overview trailer for its successor Shakedown Hawaii. The game was originally scheduled to arrive in 2017 on the 3DS and Nintendo Switch and has since been pushed back to Q1 2019. Surprisingly, the 3DS...

    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News WarGroove Delayed Until Q1 2019, Chucklefish Wants To Provide A "Robust Package"

    Was initially aiming for a late 2018 release

    Last time when we checked on the Chucklefish Switch eShop title WarGroove, the game had no release date. Apparently, the developer was aiming for a 2018 launch all along and that's now been pushed back to Q1 2019. Here's exactly what was said in a recent progress report on the developer blog: Initially...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (October 20th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Sitting at the end of a week which has seen two particularly high profile Switch releases, it perhaps comes as no surprise that many members of the NL team are getting stuck into Ubisoft's space extravaganza and FromSoftware's exploration of hellish landscapes. As always, you can check out all of the games...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features

Friday19th Oct 2018

  • News The Latest Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Glitch Lets Players Fly So Fast That The Game Can't Keep Up

    The 'bullet time bounce'

    By this point, players have managed to manipulate The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's huge number of interactive possibilities to find almost as many glitches as there are those pesky Koroks, and the latest discovery is both amusing and practical. Dubbed the 'bullet time bounce', this new find has players jumping on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
  • News Both Xenoblade Chronicles 2 And Torna – The Golden Country Have Just Been Updated

    Fixes everywhere

    If you're a keen Xenoblade Chronicles 2 fan, sinking every precious hour you have into its addictively gripping ways, you may be pleased to hear that a new update has just arrived for both the main game, and the newly released expansion Torna - The Golden Country, fixing various bugs and issues across the board. Proud owners of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
    • Updates
  • Random Hollywood Legend John Carpenter Doesn't Think Much Of Nintendo Labo

    "Frankly, this thing sucks"

    John Carpenter's contribution to horror cinema simply cannot be understated; via titles like Halloween, The Thing and They Live, he has helped to shape the kind of fright-heavy flicks we know and love - and that's not to mention his many excellent films outside of the genre, such as Escape from New York, Big Trouble in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Labo
    • Random
  • Random It Turns Out Odyssey Wasn't The First Game To Display Mario's Nipples

    1 x 1 pixel edition

    Before Bowsette took the internet by storm, Mario's nipples were all the rage online. This obsession started when a Nintendo Direct prior to the release of Super Mario Odyssey last year showed the iconic mascot running about with no shirt on. The sight of Mario's bare chest set the internet alight, resulting in plenty of...

    • Random
    • Nintendo
    • Super Mario
  • News Zelda-Inspired Hazelnut Bastille Wants To Bring SNES Magic To Switch, Kickstarter Coming Soon

    And it looks absolutely gorgeous

    The last few years have seen a steady rise in retro-style games flooding the modern market, with the Switch already being home to countless 8-bit and 16-bit adventures all desperately trying to pull you in with their nostalgia-inducing ways. Sometimes, these games are truly something special (Octopath Traveler,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kickstarter
  • News Fighting Game One Strike Removed From Switch eShop Due To Copyright Infringement

    An update is being prepared

    In what is quite an unusual turn of events, Switch fighter One Strike has been removed from the eShop in Japan (with a worldwide takedown set to follow) due to a copyright infringement. Currently, heading to the game's Japanese store page simply shows an error, stating that “this software is currently not available",...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Wario's Latest Microgame Collection On 3DS Wasn't Just A Quick Money Grab

    There was a serious selection process

    WarioWare Gold on the 3DS is arguably the definitive Warioware collection with the inclusion of the best 300 microgames covering every title in the series from the original 2003 Game Boy Advance release to the slightly more recent 2013 Wii U game. As fantastic as the new microgame collection is, there are...

    • 3DS
    • 3DS eShop
    • Nintendo
    • Wario
  • Review Sinner: Sacrifice For Redemption - A Distilled But Ultimately Disappointing Dark Souls Wannabe

    Like a boss?

    FromSoftware's ‘SoulsBorne’ series has plenty of defining features that set it apart from its contemporaries. Obtuse storytelling. Mercilessly precise combat models. Mazelike hubs to explore. But none of these elements hold quite as much tangible power as the series’ (mostly) breathtaking bosses. From the tag-team nightmare of...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Sinner
  • News Starlink: Battle For Atlas Starter Packages In The US Are Missing Game Cards And Cases

    Uh-oh

    Ubisoft's space shooter Starlink: Battle for Atlas is now available on the Nintendo Switch. As more and more people purchase the new toys-to-life game, it's been discovered a number of packages in the US have been shipped without the game case and card. At this point in time the issue appears to be isolated to starter pack versions of the game...

    • Ubisoft
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide Pokémon GO Stat Changes - The October 2018 Gen 4 Update Explained

    Life is Blissey

    Pokémon GO finally received its hotly-anticipated Gen 4 update yesterday, introducing a bunch of new monsters into the various facets of the game for you to catch all over again. Not all of the 107 Gen 4 Pokémon are available from the get-go, though. Instead, the rest will roll out intermittently, just like Niantic did with the...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
  • News Poké Ball Plus Gets Its Own Safety Warning In Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee

    Play safe

    Most products and devices nowadays come with an excessive amount of safety warnings, labels and instructions because people often do silly things. In 2006, Nintendo joined this movement to prevent people from throwing Wii Remotes straight into their televisions. The Switch also runs a similar warning about attaching the wrist straps when...

    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • News UK Gaming Magazines GamesMaster and GamesTM Set To Close Next Month

    Staff will be "redeployed"

    British magazine publisher Future plc has revealed that both GamesMaster and GamesTM will release their last issues next month. Between them, the two magazines have spent over 40 years gracing the UK's shelves, with GamesMaster being around since 1993, and GamesTM launching a little more recently in 2002. Both magazines...

    • Gaming
    • UK
    • Industry
  • Video Dark Souls: Remastered Is Out On Switch Today, Here's A Juicy Launch Trailer To Celebrate

    Are you getting a copy?

    As you've probably already figured out from this article's title, Dark Souls: Remastered launches on Nintendo Switch today. To celebrate, Nintendo has released a brand new launch trailer to drum up the hype and get you in the mood for multiple, grizzly deaths. Yes, it's finally time for Switch owners to embark on their...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dark Souls
    • Video
  • Feature Two Tribes On Why Swap This! Is A Puzzler Not To Be Missed And The Studio's Future

    "We know a lot of people are sceptical"

    Earlier this week, developer Two Tribes (famous for titles such as Toki Tori and RIVE amongst many others) teased an upcoming game. The collective mind of the internet used its almighty brain power to work out that it could be a Switch version of

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Interviews
  • News Sneaky Ninja Developer Won't Leave Wii U Fans Hanging After Waiting For So Long

    A stealthy switch

    If you were about during the Wii U era, you might recall a 2015 Kickstarter project for the 2D stealth platformer Sneaky Ninja. After a successful campaign, the plan was to release it on Nintendo's latest system at the time, but this never actually happened. Fast forward to 2018, and the game's develope

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Check Out This Super-Colourful Wave Of Pokémon Merchandise Soon Landing In Japan

    Available next month

    One of the many things that Japan is absolutely brilliant at is providing endless amounts of Pokémon merchandise. From a complete set of all original 151 Pokémon in plush form, to a humongous Lapras toy that could easily carry a small army of children around, there will absolutely be something for you. The official Pokémon...

    • Pokemon
    • Accessories
    • Toys
  • News Switch Puzzle Game Hexologic Has Been Updated With 50% More Content Free Of Charge

    Time to check it out?

    Switch puzzler Hexologic has just received a rather substantial update, giving players 50% more content to play through with no extra charge. If you're unfamiliar with the game, Hexologic is a hex-based puzzler which uses tile-based riddles to work the minds of its players. It's said to be quite the challenge, "even to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News 3D Arcade Brawler Varion Will Be Blasting Onto Switch On 8th November

    Fast-paced battles aplenty

    Developer Light Maze has revealed that its upcoming arcade brawler Varion will be lighting up a Nintendo Switch near you on 8th November. The game is described as a "3D arcade action top-down brawler", featuring couch multiplayer battles for one-to-four players. As you can likely tell from the trailer above, the game is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News John Szczepaniak's Untold History Of Japanese Game Developers Is Reborn As Japansoft: An Oral History

    With new content and images

    Back in 2013, video game journalist and historian John Szczepaniak embarked on a crowdfunded adventure to chart the hitherto untold stories of the Japanese game development community. He flew out to Japan and spoke to some of the unsung heroes of the gaming world - as well as few true legends, such as Henk Rogers and Yuzo...

    • Books
    • Retro
    • Japan
    • John Szczepaniak
  • News Rising Star Brings Platform Puzzler Storm In A Teacup To Switch eShop Next Week

    Enter a dream-like world

    If you're in need of a platform puzzle fix, Cobra Mobile and the publisher Rising Star Games are bringing the magical title Storm in a Teacup to the Switch eShop next week, on 25th October for $2.99. Here's the full description below: Storm in a Teacup takes place in a dream-like world that Cloud, the brother to main...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

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