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  • News Gear.Club Unlimited's Full Roster of Licensed Cars Has Been Confirmed

    BMW, Lotus, McLaren and more brands included

    Gear.Club Unlimited is, to date, a bit of a standout as an upcoming 'realistic' racing game on the Nintendo Switch. We have multiple racing game options on the hardware, but the Microïds-published game - developed by Eden Games - will aim to offer an alternative when it arrives on 1st December. Part of...

    • Switch eShop
  • Random Game Boy Advance SP Screen Found Inside Electrocardiogram Machine

    Quality of Life?

    It's not out of the ordinary to find common, off-the-shelf parts in a wide range of consumer electronics, but a recent discovery by Twitter user Jan Henrik has us well and truly puzzled. Upon cracking open a Medical Imaging Electronics (MiE for short) ECG Trigger Unit, Henrik discovered that the machine's 415x240 pixel display...

    • Random
    • Game Boy Advance
    • Health
  • News Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Pokémon Steal the Show at the Japan Game Awards 2017

    A fitting prize

    The Tokyo Game Show is well underway, with thousands of eager gamers arriving in the city to sample some of the latest and greatest games. The expo is also home to the Japan Game Awards, and Nintendo was among the big winners that were announced this week. It was a good outcome for both The Pokémon Company and Nintendo, for...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Pokemon
  • News RIVE is Confirmed to Hit 1080p and 60fps on Switch, Runs 'Smoother Than PS4 Version'

    "It was never intended as a portable game, but it's a perfect fit"

    We've been fans of Two Tribes' swansong release, RIVE, since it arrived on PC and other consoles. The downside is that it's had a long road to Nintendo hardware, with technical challenges and a shrinking market ending the Wii U version, and since that point we've had a wait for the...

    • Switch eShop
    • RIVE
    • Two Tribes

YesterdayThu, 21st Sep 2017

  • Video Here's What NBA 2K18 Looks Like on the Switch

    "JPEG artifact hair"

    Third-party support is always welcome on Nintendo platforms, especially if it's in the form of a title as popular as NBA 2K18. But how can such a little console squeeze out enough juice to make such a taxing game run well? Well, clearly 2K is wondering the same question. To say things run smoothly certainly isn't accurate, as...

    • NBA 2K18
    • Shaq
    • 2K Sports
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Third Party
  • News Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is Already the Top Selling Third-Party Switch Game

    Though it's cheating because Mario is in it

    According to an accumulation of stats from NPD for North America and Australia, with UK Sales also thrown in, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is already the best-selling physical retail third-party game on the Switch. For any pedants among you, it's worth pointing out that the game was published by Ubisoft...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Mario + Rabbids
  • News Take a Look at the Art Book and Harbinger Class for Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth

    "A force to be reckoned with in the right hands"

    The DS and 3DS generations have been fortunate enough to enjoy multiple Etrian Odyssey main-series games and spinoffs. Pretty soon Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth will arrive in the West, adding to the growing collection. Atlus has released a new trailer to build hype in the form of a video to...

    • 3DS
    • Etrian Odyssey V
  • News Nintendo NY Store Confirms SNES Classic Edition Midnight Launch Party

    Only for those with a wristband, of course

    It's been somewhat easy to forget in the current busy spell, but the Super NES Classic Edition (to use the North American name in this case) is out next week; it'll bring lots of retro goodness and the first official release of Star Fox 2. Some of us have pre-orders good to go, while in some...

    • SNES Classic
    • SNES Mini
    • Retro
  • Nintendo Download 21st September (Europe)

    Pokkén and retro Pokémon! SteamWorld Dig 2! Thimbleweed Park! More!

    It's time for another Nintendo Download Update in Europe, and there are varied options to contemplate. The Switch has two retail titles and also some terrific download-only options. The 3DS stand-outs are a couple of Pokémon classics, while the Wii U doesn't completely miss out;...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • News The Team Behind Switch DOOM Is Also Porting Rocket League To Nintendo's Console

    A talented bunch, it seems

    DOOM on Switch is a pretty incredible technical achievement - even if it's not quite as detail-rich as other versions - and the team behind the port clearly has some serious talent. Panic Button isn't a name that many people will have heard of, but the studio is also porting Rocket League to Switch as well, so it clearly...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DOOM
    • Rocket League
  • Video Digital Foundry Breaks Down DOOM On Switch In A Unique Way

    ...by creating a Switch-spec PC to test its limits

    DOOM on Switch is quite a thing, as you'll know if you've read our hands-on impressions of the game. However, in case you were wondering just how well the game can possibly run on a system which contains mobile hardware, our friends over at Digital Foundry have posted a interesting video...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Videos
    • Doom
  • First Impressions Hell in a Handbasket - DOOM on Nintendo Switch

    Big, dumb, and lots of fun

    Now, with the Bethesda published 2016 iteration coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year, DOOM can be small and dumb, while still having its trademark 'BFG'. We got our chance to try out id Software’s upcoming port of its DOOM franchise reboot at a Bethesda event earlier this month; look, we know what questions you...

    • Features
    • First Impressions
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DOOM
  • News SteamWorld Dig 2 Promises A Big Reward For Dedicated Completionists

    Will you be the first to 100%?

    SteamWorld Dig 2 is now available to download from the Switch eShop and we rather liked it in our review. The game is jam-packed with things to do and as with any Metroidvania style game, completing it with 100% of collectables will be a stern challenge. Image & Form's big cheese Brjann Sigurgeirsson has just...

    • Switch eShop
    • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Nintendo Download 21st September (North America)

    Pokkén and retro Pokémon! SteamWorld Dig 2! Arcade Archives! More!

    It's time for another Nintendo Download Update, and it's a very busy line-up to get through. The Switch has five retail titles to consider, and also some terrific download-only options. The 3DS stand-outs are a couple of Pokémon classics, while the Wii U Virtual Console...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • Video Celica Joins The Battle In Fire Emblem Warriors

    Redheads just want to have fun

    The Tokyo Game Show is now in full swing and to celebrate Koei Tecmo have released a brand new trailer for their upcoming Switch and New 3DS brawler Fire Emblem Warriors, which you can view above.  Fans of the series will be delighted about the reveal of a new playable character, the feisty redhead...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Fire Emblem
    • Videos
  • Ninterview Meet The Nintendo Life Splatoon 2 UK Championship Team

    EGX 2017 FTW!

    EGX - the UK's biggest games event - gets under way today at the NEC in Birmingham. The four-day event gives UK gamers the chance to get their hands on the latest games due for release this holiday season including our favourite, Super Mario Odyssey. On Saturday the show will host Nintendo UK's Splatoon 2 UK Championship Grand...

    • Splatoon 2
    • Nintendo Switch
    • EGX
    • eSports
    • Events
  • News Piczle Lines DX Gets 20 New Puzzles in a Free 'Horror' Update

    To keep you busy until Halloween

    Piczle Lines DX is certainly a tempting Switch eShop game for fans of visual puzzles, offering a blend of-sorts between Sudoku and Picross. We were fans in our review, and were also impressed at the volume of puzzles; there's content to keep players busy for quite some time. Publisher Rainy Frog has now confirmed,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Update
  • Random Sports Stars Just Can't Get Enough Of The Nintendo Switch

    The perfect travel companion?

    It's not just gamers who love the Switch - it seems that sports stars can't get enough of Nintendo's hybrid console, either.  Since the Switch launched at the start of the year we've seen a proliferation of various famous sporting individuals tapping away on their hybrid systems, and while many of these photos...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video Exploring The 8-Bit Mega Man Games Of The SNES Era

    AKA: The ones everyone forgot to play

    The Mega Man series may have branched out onto more powerful hardware in recent times but most hardcore fans consider the 8-bit entries to be the zenith of the franchise. Capcom's action platformer found fame on the NES and titles like Mega Man 2 stand out as true, must-have classics in the console's library...

    • Videos
    • Retro
    • NES
    • Mega Man
  • News Super Grand Prix Mode Is Coming to Super Bomberman R

    The gift that keeps on giving

    Super Bomberman R was one of the highlights of the Switch’s launch lineup, offering a retro inspired experience that perfectly sells the concept of the Switch and its multiplayer options. Since then, Konami has kept the game updated to keep interest high, putting out a few free content updates that expand and polish...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Super Bomberman R
  • Preview Solving the Puzzle of Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy

    A new generation with a familiar name

    For some gamers, including this writer, the DS and 3DS generations of hardware simply wouldn't be so complete without the Professor Layton series of games. Across six adventures - seven with an Ace Attorney tie-in - the puzzle solving gentleman charmed us all, had numerous cups of tea and saved villages and...

    • Features
    • Preview
    • Layton's Mystery Journey
    • 3DS
  • News XSEED Games Reveals What Will Come Included with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition

    That's a lot of Shantae

    Update: PQube has confirmed that it'll be publishing this Ultimate Edition in Europe, with its release to come in 2018. XSEED Games (below) is publishing in North America. Original Article: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was a fantastic game right from the off, yet it was still improved even more when the additional Pirate...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Shantae
  • News Caveman Warriors is Bringing Multiplayer Mayhem to the Switch eShop

    Supporting single Joy-Con controls for co-op

    Earlier this year we told you about a Kickstarter campaign for Caveman Warriors, which included stretch goals for Nintendo hardware. Developer JanduSoft has now managed to confirm the game for Nintendo Switch, benefitting from the company's official YouTube channel promoting the game. It's shaping up to...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Deemo Will Bring a Musical Flourish to the Nintendo Switch Next Week

    Over 200 songs at launch, with more on the way

    If you watched the CIRCLE Entertainment / Flyhigh Works video showcase recently, one game that may have caught your attention was Deemo. Published by Flyhigh Works, it's developed by Rayark - that's the same company that brought us the rather good VOEZ in the early days of the eShop. Deemo has made a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Deemo
    • FlyhighWorks

Wednesday20th Sep 2017

  • Rumour Switch's Hidden NES Golf Game Is A Tribute To The Late Satoru Iwata

    "Nintendo imbedded Iwata’s game to watch over every unit"

    A while back we reported on the news that each and every Switch console has a hidden copy of the NES game Golf inside it, and now we're seeing evidence that would suggest its placement is a tribute to the late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who passed away in 2015. Switchbrew has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rumours
    • Satoru Iwata
    • NES
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    Switch eShop

    Review SteamWorld Dig 2

    Full steam ahead

    As Image & Form often reminds us, its now-familiar core IP began with SteamWorld: Tower Defense on DSiWare, a thoroughly decent tower defence game. It was SteamWorld Dig that was transformative for the studio, however, achieving well-earned success on the 3DS and a range of other platforms. That allowed the team to up the ante...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • News Square Enix Still Investigating The Possibility Of A Full Final Fantasy XV Experience On Switch

    "We're looking at the options, like the customisation of the engine"

    Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata caused quite a stir a short time ago when he hinted that the game could be coming to the Nintendo Switch.  With the announcment of Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition soon afterwards, many assumed that version would be released on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Final Fantasy
    • Hajime Tabata
  • News Nintendo Takes Down Super Mario 64 Online Videos And Creator's Patreon

    But mod remains available for download

    A short time ago we reported on Super Mario 64 Online, an ingenious mod which allows up to 24 players to inhabit the world of Super Mario 64. Its creator, Kaze Emanuar, was bullish about his chances of avoiding Nintendo's legal gaze, but it would seem that the Japanese giant has finally had enough. It has...

    • Super Mario
    • N64
    • Legal
    • Mods
  • News Metroid: Samus Returns Makes Modest Chart Debut in Japan, as Switch Still Dominates

    Sold less than Other M, but a lot more than Federation Force

    It's time for the Japanese chart results from Media Create, and this week there are some interesting releases making their mark, including the '2D' return of an iconic franchise that typically struggles in Japan. We're referring to the rather brilliant Metroid: Samus Returns, which...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Metroid
    • 3DS
  • Random Just Because You Can Mash-Up Zelda And GTA Doesn't Mean You Should

    The means streets of Hyrule

    What happens when you mix Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Pretty much what you'd expect, to be honest.  A new hack has been released which places San Andreas' protagonist Carl Johnson in Breath of the Wild. It's a basic skin swap for Link and is easily broken - equipping...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • GTA
    • Mods
    • Random
  • Video Hands On in Super Mario Odyssey's Shiny New Kingdoms

    Super Meat Odyssey

    Super Mario Odyssey is one hotly anticipated game, there's no denying it, and now we can finally share with you some seriously saucy gameplay. We've got a triplicate of videos for you to enjoy, ranging from grabbing Power Moons to hunting down bosses and gliding effortlessly through the air with the help of a charming new NPC...

    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Mario
    • Super Mario
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News SEGA Knows Fans Want Sonic Adventure 3

    But, no, it doesn't sound like it'll happen

    In his 16-bit heyday, Sonic was certainly a force to be reckoned with, something that was only further reaffirmed by the recent release of Sonic Mania. It’s when the blue blur stepped into the 3rd dimension that things started going off rails, and it could be argued that Sonic Team has never quite nailed...

    • SEGA
    • Sonic
  • News Nintendo's Latest Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gift May Make You a Bit Crabby

    Do you have the stamella for it?

    For those new to the game the free gifts in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - given through 'Tips from the Wild' news posts on Switch - are undeniably helpful. For everyone else they're nice little extras, albeit not particularly exciting. The latest news post is all about climbing, and so the gifts are...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The First Hat Wearing Pikachu Giveaway Has Started in Pokémon Sun and Moon

    Choose carefully

    A while ago The Pokémon Company confirmed a series of promotions to celebrate the upcoming release of Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You in the West. One of the announcements was the distribution of Pikachu in various hats, accounting for multiple regions; the kicker is that you can only choose one from six. The first 'Original Hat'...

    • Pokemon
    • Pikachu
    • 3DS
    • Sun and Moon
  • News Picross S Is Headed To Nintendo Switch Later This Month

    S is for Switch!

    Who doesn't love a brain-testing game of Picross? We were definitely well-served on the 3DS, but now it's time for Jupiter to bring us Picross S for the Switch eShop. It will launch in Europe and North America on 28th September for £7.19 / €7.99 / $7.99. This time around there are 300 puzzles available in Picross...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Picross
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    Switch eShop

    Review Robonauts

    Blast weird alien creatures into oblivion

    In 1996 NASA started work on the “Robonaut” project. It was designed to resemble a human and created to aid astronauts in space – with the ability to perform the same tasks as a person. According to NASA, a Robonaut can help out on the International Space Station and explore other worlds. Robonauts by...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Robonauts
  • News Better Together Minecraft Update Goes Live, But Won't Arrive on Switch Until Winter

    "There's a lot of work to do to make that happen"

    While it became a global phenomenon while still a more humble sandbox experience, Minecraft has evolved in significant ways since Microsoft bought out Mojang. From regular content updates to multiple iterations it's kept expanding, but the 'Better Together' update is pitched as the biggest yet...

    • Minecraft
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Publishes New Interview on the Making of Super Metroid

    The king of the genre

    Super Metroid is one of those games that’s close to peerless in its genre and stands as one of the most respected games of all time. It’s a large part of the reason why “Metroidvania” games are given their name, and to this day is still popular in the speed running communities, as well as the broader scope of gaming...

    • Retro
    • Super Metroid
    • Interviews
    • SNES Mini
  • News Mantis Burn Racing Will Be Drifting Onto Nintendo Switch Soon

    Switch players getting the "definitive" version

    VooFoo Studios has announced that it is bringing its top-down racer Mantis Burn Racing to the Nintendo Switch eShop. Already a critical hit on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam, Mantis Burn "combines real-world ‘fun’ physics with intuitive controls in highly competitive ‘one-more-go’...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Mantis Burn Racing
  • News Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection Headed To Switch

    At least in Japan it is

    If you are a bit of a Kunio-kun fan, then you'll be pleased that Arc System Works is going to be releasing Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection for the Switch next year. Here are the 11 classic Kunio-kun games which are on the compilation: Downtown Nekketsu Koshinkyoku Nekketsu Koukou Dodge Ball Bu Nekketsu...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kunio-kun
    • Japan
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Battle Princess Madelyn Gets an Awesome Teaser Trailer

    Heading to Switch and Wii U in Q1 2018

    A while ago Battle Princess Madelyn achieved remarkable success on Kickstarter, ensuring that it'll come to the Switch and Wii U among various other systems. Now the Ghouls 'n Ghosts-style title has a shiny teaser trailer to showcase what it's all about. Check it out below, along with some deta

    • Switch eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hyperkin Controller Adapter For SNES Classic Mini Lets You Use Your Original Pads

    Dig out those battered old weapons

    Accessory maker Hyperkin is releasing an adapter for the SNES Classic Mini which allows you to use your original controllers. The unit works like a dream - and we know because we were lucky enough to have been sent some test units to try out. There's no release date or price yet, but will you be seeking...

    • SNES Classic
    • SNES Mini
    • Super Nintendo
    • SNES
    • Hyperkin
  • News Pokémon GO's Equinox Event Brings With It A New Item

    Rare Pokémon! Bonus Stardust! Triple XP!

    Pokémon GO's upcoming Equinox event will introduce a new item to the game. From Friday 22nd September until Monday 2nd October, players have the chance of grabbing a 2km egg with rare Pokémon such as Chansey, Mareep and Larvitar inside. Double Stardust will also be awarded for catching 'mon and...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
  • News Indie Hit Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime is Heading to the Switch eShop Very Soon

    Best in co-op, but solo play is supported

    The number of critically acclaimed download games heading to Switch has increased by one today, with confirmation that Asteroid Base is bringing Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime to the Switch eShop. It'll arrive soon, too, confirmed for 3rd October - it'll cost $14.99 in the US. It's a colourful title in...

  • News INVERSUS Deluxe Starts Battle on the Switch eShop Very Soon

    50 maps, online ranked multiplayer and more

    A little while ago we told you about INVERSUS Deluxe, a high-paced title heading to the Switch eShop. It features a series of arenas in which you battle bots or other players, and looks like a good concept for the Switch hardware. It turns out that the Switch eShop will be the first console platform to...

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