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  • News Splatoon 2's Credits Herald Something Pretty Significant In Nintendo's History

    Remember this name

    Splatoon 2 is a remarkable game, as many of you will no doubt be aware. However, it's significant for another reason, too - it's one of the first major internally-developed Nintendo titles on which a westerner is credited for game design. Jordan Amaro might not be a household name right now, but you'll almost certainly have heard...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Development
  • News Namco Museum Won't Gobble Up Too Much Memory On Your Switch

    Munch munch munch

    Namco Museum comes out this week, and thanks to the game's listing page on the eShop, we now know exactly how much space it will consume on your Switch. If you're struggling for space then you'll be pleased to know that just 876MB is required to download this retro compilation, which contains 10 classic hits such as Rolling...

    • Retro
    • Switch eShop
    • Namco Museum
    • File Size
  • News Pokémon on Nintendo Switch is Due '2018 or Later', But That's No Surprise

    Metroid Prime 4 is 'TBA', too

    Nintendo's Q1 financial reports didn't have many surprises, though did have a few snippets of information. For example we've seen some pick up on the release 'window' for Pokémon on Nintendo Switch, but in some cases are using what seems to be a false assumption. In Nintendo's standard list of upcoming games and...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News New Range Of Super Mario iPhone Cases Arrive In Japan

    Classic and modern designs

    A range of new iPhone cases featuring everyone's favourite Italian plumber have come to Japan. The seven new cases feature classic and modern incarnations of Super Mario, and are designed to fit the 6 / 6S / 7 standard and Plus models of Apple's popular handset.  The two retro-style cases are priced at...

    • Super Mario
    • Japan
    • Mobile
  • News Nintendo Records Best Q1 Sales Since 2011 in Profitable Start to the Year

    Sales targets for Switch and 3DS remain unchanged

    Nintendo has unveiled its Q1 financial results (covering 1st April to 30th June), including some solid numbers for the Nintendo Switch and its games. Those looking for dramatic increases in projections and confidence will be left disappointed, however, with the company's core sales estimates...

    • Nintendo
    • Sales
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News Nintendo Switch Has Sold 4.7 Million Units Worldwide

    13.6 million Switch games sold, too

    Nintendo's Q1 financial results have been posted - we'll be pulling them apart very soon - but the big news is that the Switch has sold 4.7 million consoles worldwide since its launch at the start of the year. In addition to that, 13.6 million pieces of Switch software have been sold globally. Of these, Mario...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Financial Results
  • News Splatoon 2 Sold Over Half a Million Copies in Japan in Three Days

    Inkredible

    Splatoon proved to be a successfully launched Nintendo IP when it first came out on the Wii U a couple years back, but the popularity of the original game was obviously hamstrung by the platform’s poor sales. With the Switch, it was given a new lease of life on a console that is rapidly growing, so it was always going to be interesting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Sales
  • News Lost Sphear Launches on 23rd January in the West

    The follow-up to I Am Setsuna

    One of the standout titles of the early Nintendo Switch library was that of I Am Setsuna, a thoroughly traditional JRPG experience published by Square Enix which called back to that company’s best days when it churned out classic JRPG’s left and right. The talented studio behind it—Tokyo RPG Factory—evidently...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Lost Sphear
  • News AtGames Confirms Its SEGA Genesis Clone Systems to Roll Out Ahead of SNES Mini

    Ah, memories of console wars... sort of

    While plenty went nuts over the NES Mini and the cycle begins anew with the upcoming SNES Mini, it's sometimes worth remembering that licensed (and unlicensed) clones of SEGA's old hardware have been around for years. Sometimes they're 'mini', occasionally they're chunky but offer plenty of games and...

    • Retro
    • SEGA

YesterdayTue, 25th Jul 2017

  • News Update For Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition Enables 1080p Display When Docked

    Switch from 720p to 1080p

    Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is a perfect match for the Switch - it's the same great game as always but with the added convenience of being able to play a full-fat version on the move. Perhaps one of the few downsides, however, was that the game would run in 720p, which makes perfect sense when playing the Switch as a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Minecraft
    • Updates
  • Poll The New Nintendo 2DS XL is Out This Week - Are You Tempted?

    Heading for a quiet launch

    Nintendo launches new hardware this week, but unlike some of its previous iterations it's arriving rather quietly. In fact, the company hasn't mentioned it all that much on social media in the past week or two, so you may have forgotten it's happening. The New Nintendo 2DS XL arrives on 28th July, alongside Hey! Pikmin and...

    • Features
    • Poll
    • New 2DS XL
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • News More Free Content Is on the Way to NBA Playgrounds

    500,000 units sold and counting

    NBA Playgrounds has been a somewhat divisive game for the Nintendo Switch. On one hand, it’s offered an enjoyable local multiplayer arcade experience that showcases the strengths of the Switch quite well, but it also suffered a bit from offering less features than other versions and these features have been slow to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • NBA Playgrounds
  • News Steampunk Turn-Based Strategy Game Ironcast Lands On Switch On 10th August

    Alternative Victorian history action

    Imagine an alternative Victorian history where gigantic mechanised war machines had been created to defeat the enemies of the British Empire. If that sounds good to you then Ironcast might well be the game for you; in this turn-based / match-three strategy game you will control a 7-metre tall walking...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Get Warmed Up for Namco Museum With This New Trailer

    11 games, retro goodness

    Time sure flies - Namco Museum is now just days away from release on Nintendo Switch, arriving on 28th July all around the world. To celebrate this, Bandai Namco has release a rather neat new trailer for the Japanese market that showcases what the game collection will have to offer. For those eager to build up hype for the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Namco Museum
  • News New LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Trailer Confirms 'Deluxe Edition' for Switch

    Shows off Kang as villain and Chronopolis setting

    San Diego Comic-Con brought plenty of reveals and updated trailers, and when catching up with a video for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 we saw a subtle bit of good news for Nintendo fans. At the end of the video - which shows of Kang the Conqueror and aspects of the hub world of Chronopolis - it...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • LEGO
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    Switch eShop

    Review Shephy

    What right does a sheep have to play God?

    Taking a deck of cards to pass the time whilst traveling is not uncommon, though with the Switch now taken everywhere it's nice to see various game types emerge on the system. Card games are a genre still as popular as they were twenty years ago, with games like Gwent being a recent success. Offering its own...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Shephy
    • Reviews
  • News Ubisoft Confirms Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Date With Demo 'Later This Summer'

    After strange demo appearance and disappearance this week

    Update:  Ubisoft has confirmed to us that the original demo release for a short time was an "early version" and "not a representation of the final product" on Switch; it was uploaded in error. Original Article: Earlier this week we shared the news that Rayman Legends: Definitive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rayman Legends
    • Ubisoft
  • News Animals Will Duke it Out in Weird Ways in Penguin Wars for Nintendo Switch

    Almost enough to tempt us to setup a Japanese eShop account

    Sometimes remakes arrive that, well, not many people have asked for. We suspect Penguin Wars falls into that category, or Penguin-kun Wars as it's known in Japan. It was a 1985 release for Arcades, MSX and the Famicom in Nintendo's homeland, and plays out rather like a game of peculiar...

    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
    • Penguin Wars
  • Video Let's Discuss 5 Ways Nintendo Could Improve the Switch Online App

    Yeah, we know it's not the final version yet

    The Nintendo Switch Online app for Android and iOS is far from perfect. In fact we've made it abundantly clear how we feel about the execution, even for the fact for that this writer actually likes the concept of voice chat handled separately. As such, we've decided to take the helm and navigate the good...

    • Hardware
    • Nintendo Mobile
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • Video Did You Know Gaming Delves Into The History Of The Game Boy Advance

    Discover the mystery of Atlantis

    The Game Boy Advance was well received when launched way back in 2001. Fans of the classic Game Boy eagerly awaited this successor, which was rather like a juiced up Super Nintendo, as you could play that level of games on the go; Nintendo delivered the goods eventually. Our chums over at Did You Know Gaming? have...

    • Retro
    • Videos
    • GBA
    • Game Boy Advance
  • News Superbeat: Xonic Is Heading to the Switch

    Xonic Xpeed

    Even in its young age, the Switch has already proven to have a fairly diverse variety of game genres in its catalogue, with a couple good rhythm games for the platform. Both VOEZ and Thumper are high quality music games that will provide you unique audiovisual experiences that can both excite and relax. Now, it seems that the rhythm...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Superbeat: Xonic
  • News The Mystery of Woolley Mountain Will Bring Point-and-Click Gaming to Switch in 2018

    Huey Games steps in to publish Kickstarted title

    Kickstarter campaigns raise vital money to fund development projects, but they're also a publicity vehicle to attract investment and/or publishers. For solo developer James Lightfoot his campaign served both purposes - he funded his project The Mystery of Woolley Mountain, and now Huey Games is...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Monday24th Jul 2017

  • Guide All The Splatoon 2 amiibo Unlocks

    Stay fresh

    If you are a Nintendo Switch owner, you might well have been enjoying Splatoon 2 this weekend. Playing through the single player campaign or testing your skills out in some online matches is a great way to build up your Inkling, but what do the Splatoon themed amiibo do within the game? You can of course use both the new Splatoon 2...

    • Splatoon
    • Guides
    • amiibo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • News Walmart Cancels a Number of SNES Mini Pre-Orders

    Of course...

    The Super NES Classic is, as predicted by many, proving to be more elusive than a stable Pokémon GO connection in Chicago. Pre-orders were a bit of a farce in the UK, and they've taken an age to appear in North America. Some retailers in the US did start opening pre-orders at the weekend, however, with stock unsurprising selling out in...

    • SNES Mini
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • SNES
    • Retro
  • Feature Nintendo Switch + LED Mini Projector: A Match Made In Gaming Heaven?

    Big-screen gaming on the move

    The hybrid nature of the Switch means that it straddles the divide between portable and domestic gameplay; it's a unit that is small and light enough to be carried in your bag for gaming on the go, but it also connects to your TV like a traditional system, offering big-screen delights as well. The super-portable nature...

    • Features
    • Hardware Review
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Here's What Those Lovely New amiibo Do In Metroid: Samus Returns

    Tap for a Metroid marker

    The official Japanse website for Metroid: Samus Returns has just popped up and what a beauty it is. Of course, not being Japanese ourselves, we have a hard time knowing what is being said here. Thankfully Japanese Nintendo are at hand with a translation which explains what the Metroid amiibo do within the game: Samus Aran...

    • 3DS
    • Metroid
    • amiibo
  • News Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Set for 12th September, Demo Live in Europe

    Finally!

    Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is bringing one of the finest platformers of the Wii U generation to the Nintendo Switch, but its release date has been a mystery. Now, after browsing the UK eShop 'upcoming games' section, we can see that it's set for 12th September in Europe; hopefully the North American date will be the same. On top of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rayman Legends
    • Ubisoft
  • News Overcooked Is Browning Nicely In The Oven For Switch Release This Week

    Pricing also revealed

    The BAFTA-winning Overcooked will launch on the Switch this week, it has been confirmed. Overcooked: Special Edition includes the original game plus The Lost Morsel and Festive Seasoning additional content, as well as special support for the Switch's HD Rumble functionality. 2 to 4 player co-op is available...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Overcooked
  • Feature Re-acquainting Ourselves With an Old Ally in Metroid: Samus Returns

    "It's time"

    When it came to time for questions during our hands-on demo with Metroid: Samus Returns for the Nintendo 3DS, the very first thing we asked was, “Why now?” That's because, one deviation aside, Samus Aran has been out of the public spotlight for seven years -  it's been a whole decade if you trace her absence back to the beloved...

    • Feature
    • Metroid
    • 3DS
  • News Scammers Are Taking Advantage Of Switch Mania In Japan By Ripping Off Desperate Fans

    Tut tut

    The Switch is very hard to find in its native Japan at present, with stock vanishing from shelves as fast as Nintendo can produce it.  The incredible demand for the console in the Land of the Rising Sun has predictably led to people scamming desperate gamers on social media. Several news outlets in the Far East are reporting that these...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Drama
  • News European My Nintendo Rewards Bring 3DS And Wii U Games You Can Buy With Your Gold Points

    Zen Pinball, Runner2, Art of Balance and more

    Fresh rewards have just arrived on the European My Nintendo site, and if you're still rocking your 3DS and Wii U you are in luck.  Here's what you can spend those precious gold points on: Zen Pinball 3D (3DS eShop) – 50 Gold Points BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Wii...

    • My Nintendo
    • Wii U
    • 3DS
    • Europe
  • Gallery Nintendo at San Diego Comic-Con - The Booth and Some Standout Cosplay

    From Breath of the Wild, to ARMS and more besides

    San Diego Comic-Con is wrapping up as we publish this, a weekend jam-packed with hype and reveals across movies, TV, comic books and of course video games. Nintendo had a booth inside the main expo to showcase Super Mario Odyssey, and also welcomed gamers (with or without expo tickets) at a separate...

    • San Diego Comic-Con
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Nintendo
    • Gallery
  • News Splatoon 2 Misses Top Spot in UK Charts But Out-Performs Predecessor

    Third highest Switch launch to date

    Last week brought us Splatoon 2 on the Nintendo Switch, and it's delivered a solid launch in the UK charts. It had to settle for second place behind Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, but nevertheless the shooter's arrival outperformed the equivalent figures for the Wii U original. Its debut also made it the...

    • UK
    • Charts
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News Zen Studios Praises Switch and Confirms Work on More Games for the System

    Also outlines key features of Infinite Minigolf

    Zen Studios showed solid support for the Wii U eShop with games like Zen Pinball 2, and will be opening its account on the Nintendo Switch this week with Infinite Minigolf. Due out on 25th July, some have been worried by its change to 'TBD' in the European eShop; the developer has stated in a Reddit...

    • Switch eShop
    • Zen Studios
  • News DeNA Has Committed 10 Percent Of Its Staff To The Nintendo Alliance

    That's around 100 people

    It came as a massive surprise back in 2015 when Nintendo announced that they would be licensing their IP to mobile publisher DeNA to help gain a foothold in the very lucrative smartphone game arena.  Since then we've seen the quirky social network Miitomo, Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroe

    • Nintendo Mobile
    • DeNA
    • Japan
  • Video A Look At Project Goliath, An Ambitious Wii Platformer With A Tragic History

    Unseen64 unearths another canned project

    Junction Point is an interesting studio; headed by industry legend Warren Spector, the company produced the excellent Epic Mickey during the height of the Wii, which gained praise and commercial success. Sadly, it stumbled with the sequel and the studio was promptly shuttered by Disney. Had Junction Point...

    • Video
    • Wii
    • Disney
    • Junction Point
  • News Sonic Mania's Special Stages Take Inspiration From Sonic CD

    Studying the classics

    The special bonus stages in Sonic games have gone down in legend; if you're old enough to remember the impact of Sonic 2's "run into the screen" stage and Sonic 3's rotating sphere, you'll attest to this. It has now been revealed that the special stages in Sonic Mania will ape the look of those seen in the Sega CD release...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic Mania
    • Sega
    • Switch eShop
  • News Parascientific Escape Series Comes to an End This Week in North America

    Bringing the cast and gameplay of the first 2 games together

    There have been two Parascientific Escape titles on the 3DS eShop to date, offering some interesting story-based puzzle gaming. Now the final part in the series, Parascientific Escape - Crossing at the Farthest Horizon is confirmed for release this week in North America (27th July) at a...

    • 3DS eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News A New Tamagotchi Game Is Heading To The 3DS In Japan

    Tamagotchi Life

    Do you remember those little cute Tamagotchi keychain digital pets? Who could forget the joys of cleaning up their poop and forgetting to feed them? Well, it's their 20th anniversary this year and Bandai Namco is bringing them back on the 3DS in Japan, as revealed by the teaser website. This new Tamagotchi game launches on 16th...

    • 3DS
    • Tamagotchi
    • Japan
  • Gallery King Of Games Celebrates 15 Years Of Awesome Video Game Clothing

    15 years of looking the part

    Premium Japanese gaming clothing brand King of Games is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary with a gallery of products and Nintendo-related kitsch at Nakano's Meteor Gallery. In case you didn't know, Nakano is a part of downtown Tokyo which is gaining a reputation as the "new Akihabara", making it the ideal...

    • Gallery
    • Features
    • Japan
    • King of Games
    • Clothing

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