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TodayFri, 29th May 2020

  • News It's Official: The Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Is Getting A Sequel

    Jeff Fowler will return as the director

    Last month, Sonic the Hedgehog movie director Jeff Fowler said he'd "love to do more" with the series on the big screen after the film banked close to $210 million days in just 10 days. A number of cast members said they'd also be more than happy to participate in a f

    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Movie
    • Paramount

YesterdayThu, 28th May 2020

  • Feature XCOM 2's Creative Director On The Challenge Of Bringing The Series To Switch

    "It’s a privilege to finally bring it to one of my personal favourite platforms"

    It's natural to think that franchises are borne out of the pursuit of profit, isn't it? That someone in a suit sits in a boardroom, glances over a "units shipped" column, and abruptly demands a series when a new IP hits a prerequisite sales target. But when it came...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • XCOM
  • Random Animal Crossing Player Expertly Recreates Parks And Recreation Scene

    'Roscoe Pulls Out His Tooth'

    Whether you're still loving every single second of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, or even if you're starting to feel those early symptoms of Animal Crossing fatigue, one thing about the game remains just as exciting as ever: player creativity. We've been blown away by fan-made creations ever since the game launched -...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Random
  • News Multiple Amazon Listings Hint At Unannounced Switch Games From Several Major Publishers

    Big if true

    A number of new Nintendo Switch game listings have been spotted on major retailer Amazon, indicating that several unannounced games might be headed for the system. The listings have been discovered on Amazon France and appear to show placeholders for future third-party releases. You can view them for yourself here if you're interested,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Borderlands Collection Becomes Free On Epic Games Store, One Day Before Launching On Switch

    A slightly different package, but still...

    If you've been thinking about picking up the Borderlands Legendary Collection on Nintendo Switch tomorrow, you might want to reconsider. Just a day ahead of the series' Switch debut, a Borderlands bundle has become free of charge on the Epic Games Store. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection can now be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Strictly Limited Is Resurrecting A Lost Classic From The Creator Of Wonder Boy On Switch

    Update: First screens appear online

    Update: Forgive us for digging up a post from 2017, but Strictly Limited Games has just posted the first screens from Aquario of the Clockwork: Expect more news on when we'll be able to play this long-lost gem soon. Original Story [Thu 30th Nov, 2017 14:20 GMT]:

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ryuichi Nishizawa
  • News Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 3 Gets A New June Launch Date

    Season 2 to be extended a little more

    Excited for the next season of Fortnite to begin? Well, we now have a new confirmed start date for Chapter 2 - Season 3, and you won't have much longer to wait. Epic Games has confirmed that the new season will now begin on Thursday, 11th June, following several delays likely owing to the effects of the new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Gallery Check Out These Exclusive Blair Witch Switch Screenshots

    Polaroid pictures, creepy trees and good boys

    Following the June launch date reveal for Bloober Team's Blair Witch on Switch, the developer has provided us with some exclusive Switch screenshots for you to enjoy. The game arrives on Switch on 25th June following its debut on other platforms last year, and judging from the images below, it looks to...

    • Gallery
    • Exclusive
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Japanese Charts Animal Crossing Still Dominates As Switch Takes Nine Of Top Ten

    Another mighty week

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 18th - 24th May, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is still leading the way for Nintendo. The game shifted another estimated 102,553 copies last week, bumping its grand total of physical sales in Japan to 4.5 million. The second best-selling physical Switch game in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Exclusive Blair Witch Launch Date Revealed, Scaring You Witless On Switch In June

    Bloober Team's found-footage fear-fest arrives soon

    Following its reveal for Nintendo's console during March's Indie World Showcase, we can exclusively confirm that developer Bloober Team is bringing Blair Witch to Switch on 25th June. Coming from the studio behind the

    • Exclusive
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Nintendo Download 28th May (Europe)

    Borderlands! Xenoblade! XCOM!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail eShop - New Releases: Adam's Venture: Origins (£35.99 /...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Nintendo Download 28th May (North America)

    Xenoblade, Borderlands, Bioshock, Xcom 2, Shantae!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Metroid-Inspired Side-Scroller Outbuddies DX Blasts Onto Switch "Soon"

    Developed over the course of 7 years

    Headup and developer Julian Laufer have announced that Outbuddies DX, a 2D side-scroller inspired by none other than Metroid, is "coming soon" to Switch and Xbox One. The game, which originally launched on Steam back in 2019, has you setting off on an otherworldly adventure filled with deadly enemies and an...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Blimey, Donkey Kong Country 2 Looks Lovely In HD

    The SNES classic gets a new lick of paint

    Thankfully, fans of the Donkey Kong Country series have been treated rather well over the past few years, with Donkey Kong Country Returns and its sequel Tropical Freeze launching across all of Nintendo's latest systems. We can't sing the praises of Tropical Freeze enough - se

    • Donkey Kong
    • SNES
    • Retro
  • News Physical Games Are Thriving In The UK, Strongest April Sales Recorded In Five Years

    And March was even better

    Digital sales may well be on the up on a global scale, but there's still a healthy appetite for boxed copies of our favourite games. In the UK, last month's sales totals paint a very impressive picture indeed. As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, boxed games, accessories and consoles generated more than £130m at UK retail...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
  • News Square Enix Announces Infinity Strash - Dragon Quest: The Adventure Of Dai, But Is It Coming To Switch?

    Platforms still unconfirmed at this point

    To mark the 34th birthday of the Dragon Quest series, Square Enix has announced a new trio of Dragon Quest games, all of which are based on the manga Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai, which ran in Japanese magazine Shonen Jump between the years of 1989 and 1996. The biggest game of the three games is...

    • Dragon Quest
    • Japan
  • Video Digital Foundry Delivers Its Verdict On Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

    Resolution, frame rate and overall performance

    We're now just hours away from the launch of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition on Nintendo Switch and fans of the series are no doubt bursting with excitement, eagerly waiting to get stuck in. In our full review of the game, we heaped on the praise, describing it as "an already excellent JRPG...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • Rumour Buster No, Rare Didn't Almost Make Games For The PlayStation During The N64 Era

    "Our belief was that we could make better games if we focused on one platform"

    Back in the '90s, Rare was a real powerhouse developer for Nintendo platforms. As one of the earliest western studios to support the NES, it produced a string of titles and would later throw its weight behind the Game Boy and SNES – culminating in the groundbreaking...

    • Rumour Buster
    • Rare
    • Retro
    • PlayStation
  • News Impressive Aerial Shot Of Super Nintendo World's Construction Surfaces Online

    Here's what the park will look like!

    Over the past year or so, we've been seeing small, cheeky glimpses at what Super Nintendo World will have to offer in the form of leaked concept models and long-distance photographs, but this new shot is perhaps the best of the lot. As you may know, the theme park, situated in Universal Studios Japan, was...

    • Super Mario
    • Universal
    • Japan
  • News Yes, Jenna Coleman Does Reprise Her Role In Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

    She's kind of a big deal now, you know

    Xenoblade Chronicles was famous at the time of release for utilising the vocal talents of British voice actors, which gave the game a pretty unique sound – most RPGs tend to showcase an American cast when they're localised for the west. One of the actors involved was a relatively unknown Jenna Coleman, who...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles
    • Jenna Coleman
  • News Limited Run Hopes To Do "A Few More" 3DS Releases If Atooi's Physical Collection Is Successful

    But it might be difficult to get devs on board

    Atooi recently reconfirmed its 5-in-1 Nintendo 3DS physical collection containing Mutant Mudds, Bomb Monkey, Xeodrifter, Mutant Mudds Super Challenge, and

    • 3DS
    • Limited Run Games
    • Atooi
  • News Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Launches In Japan This August

    No word on a local release date just yet

    After multiple delays, Square Enix has finally locked in a release date for Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition - at least in Japan. The game will arrive on multiple platforms, including Nintendo Switch, on 27th August. There'll be a physical and digital copy made available for 4,800 yen...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Final Fantasy
    • Square Enix
  • News Dixie Kong Celebrates Her Mario Kart Tour Debut With A Special Timeline Video

    See all the games she has appeared in

    Last week, Nintendo revealed it would be bringing Funky Kong and Dixie Kong to its mobile racer Mario Kart Tour. Dixie Kong has now officially made her debut in the Jungle Tour and to help remind players of her past history, Nintendo of America has uploaded the following timeline video on Twitter: Some of...

    • Nintendo
    • Mobile
    • Mario Kart Tour
    • Dixie Kong
  • News Returning Players Can Collect Some Bonus Gold In Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

    Start your adventure with full pockets

    It's always nice when a game offers some extra goodies for existing fans. In the case of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, players who already have a Xenoblade Chronicles 2 save on their Nintendo Switch will receive 100,000 gold to kickstart their adventure. Destructoid's Chris Carter explains his own...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Xenoblade Chronicles
  • News Is Anime Expo 2020 Teasing A New Announcement For The World Ends With You?

    Find out this July

    If you like all things related to anime, on the 3rd and 4th of July, you'll be able to tune into a free Anime Expo 'Lite' livestream event. So, what'll be on show? Well...judging by the "key art collab" below, there'll at least something related to Square Enix's action-role playing title, The World Ends With You. An official...

    • Square Enix
    • The World Ends With You
    • Jupiter
    • Anime Expo

Wednesday27th May 2020

  • News Ever Wondered Why A Villager Left Your Island In Animal Crossing? This Latest Datamine Reveals All

    Moving out

    There's so much to discover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but there are some things in the game you'll probably never work out or be able to make sense of unless you have a little extra information. This is where datamining comes into play. Just days after the reliable Animal Crossing dataminer Ninji revealed how certain villagers...

    • Datamine
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • Feature Potential Switch Port Round-Up - The Wii U Games That Haven't Come To Switch

    Rounding up the stragglers

    Back in January we asked you in a poll which games you'd most like to see return from Nintendo's previous console generation for an encore on Switch. Since then, we've seen just one game from that selection make the generation jump: The Wonderful 101: Remastered. It's easy to believe that Switch has already picked Wii U's...

    • Features
    • Wii U
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Every Nintendo 64 Game Ever Released Would Fit Onto A Single Switch Cartridge

    It's fun fact time!

    Well, here's a fun little fact for you. Did you know that every single Nintendo 64 game ever released - across all regions - would be able to comfortably fit on one tiny Nintendo Switch game cartridge? You do now! This interesting little tidbit was brought to our attention by Reddit user CorsairVI, who shared the fact online...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • N64
    • Random
  • Review Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - A Timely Update Of One Of The Greatest RPGs Ever

    We're (still) really feeling it

    If you were around to browse this site about nine years ago, you may have been privy to the rising support for localization of a game called Xenoblade Chronicles. Back then, the title was just a niche Japanese RPG that Nintendo was extremely hesitant to release outside of the country, but the fans saw something in it...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition
  • News Have You Spotted The Switch eShop's New Sales Filter?

    A small but significant update

    Updated: Yesterday, Nintendo updated the Switch to version 10.0.3 - making it more stable than ever before, but that's not the only improvement it appears to have made in recent times. Over on the hybrid system's eShop, users have noticed there's now a filter icon in the top right corner of the sales section (also...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • Random In Japan, You Can Buy A Nintendo Wii For 50 Cents

    And DS consoles are under a dollar

    The Wii and DS were phenomenally successful consoles, selling over 250 million units between them worldwide. That's great news when a system is 'alive' and still getting new games, but when it's a decade down the line, the software has dried up (well, almost dried up) and

    • Random
    • Wii
    • DS
    • Japan
  • Video Missed The Wholesome Games Direct? Watch The Whole Thing Here

    More than 50 games covered

    Yesterday, the world of gaming was treated to a Direct presentation a little different to the usual, fast-paced offerings from Nintendo. Called the Wholesome Games Direct, this laid back show introduced more than 50 indie titles that look ideal for those who enjoy relaxed gaming sessions. Not all of the games shown are...

    • Indies
    • Wholesome Direct
    • Switch eShop
  • News Dead Cells' Bestiary Update Is Now Live On Switch, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Here's what's included...

    Update (Wed 27th May, 2020 17:00 BST): Today's the day, folks! Dead Cells' Bestiary Update is now live on Nintendo Switch and other platforms. It brings new affixes, achievements, enemies, outfits, and more, all of which can be found in the full patch notes posted in our original article below. Make sure to update your...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Nintendo 3DS Emulator Citra Comes To Android Smartphones

    Includes tilt support, but not 3D (obviously)

    The 3DS slowly might be slowly but surely shuffling off its mortal coil, but it's about to get a new lease of life (kinda) in the form of a new version of the 3DS emulator Citra, which has been officially ported to Android devices. The team behind the emulator – which is pretty much complete on PC –...

    • 3DS
    • Emulation
    • Smartphones
    • Android
  • News Tech Journalist Teases "Revolutionary" Scoop In Next Week's Famitsu, Possibly Concerning Sega

    "It’ll rile up the games industry"

    If this new tease is to be believed, it looks like next week is set to bring with it a pretty significant announcement for the world of gaming. Japanese technology journalist Zenji Nishikawa has hinted at a "huge scoop" during a live stream on YouTube. The news is set to be published in the 4th June issue of...

    • Gaming
    • Industry
  • News Samurai Shodown Neo Geo Collection Launches This July On Nintendo Switch

    Includes a previously unreleased game

    SNK and developer Digital Eclipse have finally locked in a release date for the Samurai Shodown Neo Geo Collection. It'll arrive on the Switch and PlayStation 4 on 28th July for $39.99 USD (or your regional equivalent). A physical release is expected to follow this in the summer, although Japan will get their...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • SNK
    • Neo Geo
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Event Has A Legend Of Zelda Theme

    Join in later this week

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been out on Switch for 537 days at this point - nope, we're not sure why we just bothered to sit and work that out either - and still, the game is receiving regular, themed events to keep its most dedicated fans busy. This week's Spirit event is all about The Legend of Zelda, with fighters and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Zelda
  • News Sonic Is The Latest To Receive A Fan-Made Paper Mario Makeover

    We'll take them all!

    We're not quite sure what's gotten into everyone, but yet another excellent fan-made Paper Mario mashup has appeared and this time, Sonic's getting in on the action. Twitter user and animator Sightseeker Animates has shared the short, work-in-progress clip you can see below. Just like the Star Fox, Legend of Zelda, and

    • Sonic
    • Paper Mario
  • News Catherine: Full Body Is Now Available To Pre-Order On Nintendo Switch

    And there's a new trailer

    If you're excited to get stuck into Catherine: Full Body on Nintendo Switch, you'll be pleased to know that the game is now available to pre-order. You'll find it available on the Switch eShop for £44.99 / $49.99 with all DLC as standard, and also at a number of selected retailers. If you manage to find a physical...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Switch Version Of Shantae And The Seven Sirens Has Been Delayed In Europe

    June is the new May

    If you're located anywhere within Europe, Australia, or New Zealand - we're sorry to say, but the Switch eShop version of Shantae And The Seven Sirens has experienced a last-minute delay. Instead of a 28th May release, the game will now be arriving on 4th June (that's next week). WayForward says the delay was beyond its control...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Europe
  • News Missing Sega-Style Racer '90s Super GT Lives On In The TakeOver

    Or 90's Arcade Racer, if you're old-school

    Remember Pelikan13's promising-looking '90s Super GT, formerly known as '90s Arcade Racer? Kickstarted way back in 2013, it was originally destined for the Wii U but – following a name change, the involvement of publisher Nicalis and a confirmed release on Switch (for 2014, lolz) – has

    • Switch eShop
  • News PewDiePie's Dungeon Crawler Poopdie Plops Onto Switch Next Month

    Poopdie - Chapter One

    If you love nothing more than poop jokes, fart gags and controversial internet personalities, then boy do we have the game for you today. Yes, Poopdie, a dungeon crawler developed and published by Bulbware with creative input from YouTube star Pewdiepie, is set to arrive on Switch next month. Originally released as a free...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Dr. Mario World's Roster Just Keeps On Giving - Introducing Dr. Dolphin

    Well, why not?

    There was a time when we thought Mario Kart 8's Pink Gold Peach was a stretch - surely there could have been a better, unique alternative? - but those days are well and truly behind us thanks to Nintendo's recent mobile offerings. Nowadays, we find ourselves embracing the frankly ridiculous additions to Nintendo's ever-growing...

    • Mobile
    • Super Mario
    • Updates
  • News Hamster Is Bringing The Cult Coin-Op Crazy Climber 2 To Switch

    Reach for the sky (scraper)

    Hamster has revealed that it is bringing Nichibutsu's Crazy Climber 2 to the Switch as part of its ongoing Arcade Archives series. Released in 1988, Crazy Climber 2 builds on the foundations laid down by the 1980 original (which is also available as part of the Arcade Archives series, it shoul

    • Switch eShop
    • Arcade Archives
  • News Dead By Daylight Announces Silent Hill Crossover - Adds Pyramid Head, Cheryl Mason And More On 16th June

    Run for your life

    Dead by Daylight fans are in for a treat on 16th June - with Behaviour Interactive announcing it has teamed up with Konami's horror series, Silent Hill. This next paid DLC will add Cheryl (Heather) Mason as a survivor and Pyramid Head as a killer. There'll also be a new map for all players (based on Midwich Elementary School), a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
    • Silent Hill
    • Konami
  • News '90s-Inspired Platformer Clive ‘N’ Wrench Is Getting A Physical Switch Release

    And pre-orders are now live!

    Back in March, we shared a quick look at Clive ‘N’ Wrench, a brand new 3D platformer inspired by the '90s classics. Today, pre-orders have gone live for a physical edition that'll be exclusive to Switch. Taking cues from the likes of S

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Escapist Is Airing A "Direct-Style" Indie Showcase On 11th June - Will Feature Over 70 Games

    Exclusive reveals, developer diaries, and more

    E3 2020 might have been officially cancelled, but that doesn't mean there won't be any other announcements taking place. In its place this year are a bunch of online events. The latest one announced is the Indie Showcase by The Escapist, in partnership with GOG.com. This digital event will run from...

    • Indies
    • Industry

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