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  • News Watch Levels Transform Before Your Eyes In Exception, A New Platformer Headed For Switch

    A very cool concept indeed

    Traxmaster Software has revealed its debut game Exception, a platformer that will be launching on Nintendo Switch this summer. The game is set inside an elderly woman's computer which has been overrun by a deadly virus, leaving you to run, jump and fight your way through a variety of platforming levels to rid the problem...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide Where To Pre-Order The Zelda: Link's Awakening amiibo

    Here's where to get yours

    Pre-orders are now live for the adorable The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening amiibo which was revealed at E3 this year. If you're hoping to get your hands on one, here's where to go. You'll find several different options depending on your location below. We'll be updating this page with other options, too - expect to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Legend of Zelda
    • amiibo
  • Random Rare's Logo Is Actually A Golden Toilet Roll

    Can't unsee!

    Despite being gobbled up by Microsoft back in 2002, Rare remains one of the most important and loved developers in the Nintendo scene to this day. For years, the studio created classic after classic - games like Battletoads, Donkey Kong Country, GoldenEye 007 and Banjo-Kazooie instantly spring to mind - and the company logo was commonly...

    • Rare
    • Random
  • News Toy Story Mash-Up Pack Now Available In Minecraft

    To infinity and beyond!

    To promote the arrival of Toy Story 4 in cinemas, Disney has teamed up with Mojang to release a special Toy Story themed mash-up pack in Minecraft. Here are the details from the Minecraft blog: Woody, Bo Peep, Buzz Lightyear, and some of the other charismatic characters you know and love have taken a detour to the world of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Minecraft
    • Toy Story
    • Disney
  • News Luigi's Mansion 3 And Link's Awakening Nominated For 'Best Console Game' Of E3

    Switch nominees across multiple catogories

    Now that E3 2019 has wrapped up, 64 judging publications for the Game Critics Awards have selected this year's 'best of E3' nominees. The winners will be announced on 27th June. First party Nintendo titles are featured across multiple categories. Luigi's Mansion 3 is up for best console game, best...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • E3 2019
    • E3
    • Game Critics Awards
  • News Pokémon Detective Pikachu Gets An Electrifying Digital Release Next Month

    Blu-ray release scheduled for August

    If you haven't been to see Pokémon Detective Pikachu in-cinema yet, you might want to hold out for the digital release arriving next month, on 23rd July. Following this is the release of the Blu-ray version, on 6th August. Here's the official announcement from the Detective Pikachu Twitter account: It’s...

    • Pokemon
    • Detective Pikachu
    • Movies
  • News "Metroidmania" Spirit Event Starts Later This Week In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Celebrate Samus

    Metroid Prime 4 might have been delayed, but that won't stop Nintendo from spotlighting Samus in the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit event. Here are the details: The three-day #SmashBrosUltimate spirit event "Metroidmania" starts on 28/06! Check your Spirit Board, because #Metroid characters are coming out of the walls!...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Metroid
  • News Terraria Arrives On The Switch eShop This Week

    Physical version arriving a bit later

    505 Games has confirmed Terraria will be released on the Switch eShop on 27th June. Prior to this, we found out the alpha build of the game had been sent to the original developer Re-Logic at the start of this year. In the same announcement post, it was also revealed a physical version of the game would be...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Bloodstained Team Releasing Multiple "Small Updates" To Fix Performance Of The Switch Version

    "We have been listening to the feedback"

    Last week, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players encountered a "game-breaking bug" in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. With this problem now resolved, Koji Igarashi and his team have shifted their attention to the Switch release. According to an article over

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Special Reserve Games Has Delayed The Physical Release Of The Messenger

    Minit still on track

    Alongside the reveal of multiple GRIS physical editions for Nintendo Switch yesterday, Special Reserve Games also sent out an email to customers who pre-ordered hard copies of The Messenger and Minit - providing them with an update abo

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Special Reserve Games

YesterdayTue, 25th Jun 2019

  • News Police Confirm That YouTuber Desmond "Etika" Amofah Has Died

    YouTube star went missing 6 days ago

    Update: New York Police Department's Twitter account has confirmed the news we'd all been fearing: Original Story: Police investigating the disappearance of YouTuber Etika have revealed that a body has been found in New York City's East River, reports the BBC. Etika – real name Desmond Amofah – has been...

    • Etika
    • YouTube
  • News The Wii U Just Received Its First Firmware Update For 2019

    Stability is all you need

    It appears Nintendo hasn't completely forgotten the Wii U, as a new firmware update has just been rolled out for the system. This is the first one for 2019 and quite possibly the last, based on its recent history. If you can't already guess where this is going, Version 5.5.4 improves stability and makes various other minor...

    • Wii U
    • Nintendo
    • Firmware
    • Updates
  • News Japanese Mega Drive Mini Collector's Edition Comes With 22 Tiny Cartridges

    A framed set of cute (mock) carts

    The Mega Drive Mini is shaping up to be an excellent tribute to Sega's classic 16-bit console, and it's taken many years of sub-standard efforts (and, arguably, the huge success of Nintendo's HDMI-friendly Mini Classic consoles) to get to this point. With M2 taking charge of emulation on this one, Mega Drive /...

    • Mega Drive Mini
    • Japan
    • Retro
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sega
  • Preview Astral Chain Is The 2019 Switch Game Everyone Should Be Talking About

    Off the chain

    When Astral Chain was announced earlier this year, it was easy to forgive some mild scepticism from Nintendo fans. Wait, another anime-styled action title from PlatinumGames, and one that's less than a year from release? While the studio has built up an incredibly solid reputation with titles like Bayonetta, The

    • Preview
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Astral Chain
  • News Tweet Analysis Reveals Controversial Pokémon Cull Has Fans Evenly Split

    Hard Pokéscience using AI, language processing and bar charts

    The recent news that upcoming mainline Pocket Monsters game Pokémon Sword & Shield won't feature the full National Pokédex has come as an obvious disappointment to many fans. At the weekend Nintendo Life contributor James Bralant discussed why he believes that

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Sword and Shield
    • Twitter
    • Science
  • Feature Meet Axe, The Smash Bros. Underdog Who Changed The Competitive Scene Overnight

    "I see myself as an underdog every time"

    There must be something in the water lately at Super Smash Bros. Melee tournaments. A few weeks ago, Melee player Wizzrobe, real name Justin Hallett, won Smash’N’Splash 5, a major Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament with over 800 entrants. His character of choice was Captain Falcon, a mid-tier staple...

    • Features
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Interviews
  • News Special Reserve Reveals GRIS Signature Edition For Switch, Priced At $249.99

    Get a signed painting from the creative director

    Special Reserve Games has finally revealed the physical editions it will soon be selling on its website for the Nintendo Switch version of GRIS. For $249.99, you can pick up the Signature Edition, which includes a copy of the game, iam8bit's limited Deluxe Edition vinyl soundtrack and an exclusive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Special Reserve Games
  • News Sega Not Worried About Overwhelming Audiences With Retro Content

    "We're never going to saturate the audience"

    Sega is quite happy to re-release its retro library of games on each and every system. If you're like us, you've probably played the original Sonic the Hedgehog on a dozen different devices over the years. In a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz at E3 2019, Sega Europe's John Clark defended the...

    • Sega
    • Sonic
    • Retro
  • Reminder Devil May Cry Is Out Today On Switch

    Capcom drops a bunch of short trailers

    Capcom's PS2 action game Devil May Cry has received the Switch port treatment and launches today on your favourite hybrid handheld. To celebrate this fact (and get newbies up to speed on some of the principal players in the game), Capcom has released some short trailers on the Devil May Cry YouTube channel...

    • Devil May Cry
    • Switch eShop
    • Capcom
    • Reminder
  • News Details On Smartphone Game Pokémon Masters Coming This Thursday

    An incoming video presentation from The Pokémon Company

    The Pokémon Company has announced that it'll lift the lid on its upcoming mobile game Pokémon Masters in a video presentation this Thursday. The presentation is scheduled for 6am PT / 2pm BST / 10pm JST on 27th June and will be approximately 8 minutes long, so we should get plenty more...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon Masters
    • The Pokemon Company
  • News Port Specialist Iron Galaxy Helped Phoenix Labs Bring Dauntless To The Switch

    Calling on experience

    During an interview with Twinfinite, Chris Fox of Phoenix Labs – the developer behind the upcoming free-to-play Switch release, Dauntless – revealed Iron Galaxy had helped port the game to Nintendo's hybrid device. "We’ve been really fortunate to be working with Iron Galaxy to bring it to the Switch and like, they...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Digimon Survive Producer Answering Online Fan Questions At Anime Expo 2019

    What will you ask?

    Digimon fans eager to find out more about the history of the video game series or the upcoming Switch release, Digimon Survive, will be pleased to hear Bandai Namco is currently accepting online questions, which will be answered by the producer at "The Future of Digimon" Anime Expo 2019 panel. For anyone interested in learning...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bandai Namco
    • Digimon
  • News Close To The Sun Brings Tesla-Inspired First Person Horror To Switch This Year

    Would you kindly not mention Bioshock?

    Coming from developer Storm in a Teacup, Close To The Sun has been confirmed to arrive on Switch along with the previously announced platforms some time later this year. It follows a journalist called Rose on a mission to save her sister in an alternate 19th century that's been revolutionised by futurist Nikola...

    • Close to the Sun
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Horror
  • Deals Get €35 / £30 eShop Credit With A New Nintendo Switch (Europe)

    A limited time bundle at select retailers

    Nintendo of Europe has announced a new Switch bundle which comes with a download code for eShop credit to the tune of £30 or €35. Available for a non-specific 'limited time', you'll be able to pick up a brand new console with Neon Red and Blue Joy-Con (or the grey ones if you prefer your on-the-go gaming...

    • Deals
    • Nintendo Switch
    • eShop
    • Europe
  • News Projectile-Fighting Game Lethal League Blaze Expected To Release In The West Next Month

    Out soon in Japan

    Last September, we found out the obscure fighting game Lethal League Blaze would be coming to the Switch in 2019. Publisher Oizumi Amuzio has now confirmed it will be released in Japan on 12th July, for the price of 2,000 yen. This will follow with a physical release on 12th September. The developer, Team Reptile, has also...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Zany Shmup Q-YO Blaster Fires Onto Switch This Week

    Echoes of Parodius

    Fans of shmups are being well catered for on Switch with a plethora of excellent shooting games hitting the console over the past two years, including classics and brand new titles. The latest contender will arrive this Thursday 27th June on eShop and it looks to be a little more lighthearted than many other games in the genre...

    • Q-YO Blaster
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity Embarks On A Perilous Journey To Switch Next Month

    A definitive edition of the game

    Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity is set to arrive on Nintendo Switch and other platforms on 16th July, it has been confirmed. A definitive edition of the game which first appeared on Steam back in 2015, Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity has players boosting, swimming, bouncing, leaping, smashing and teleporting their way...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Tricky Kitchen Puzzler Automachef Secures A Tasty July Release On Switch

    Feel the heat this summer

    Team17 has revealed that its upcoming puzzler Automachef will be cooking up a treat on Switch next month. You'll be able to get your cleverly programmed robot arms on it from the 23rd July. If you've missed our previous coverage on this one, the game comes from indie developer Hermes Interactive and has players...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Monday24th Jun 2019

  • News Nintendo Finally Opens A Second Official Retail Store

    14 years after the first one arrived

    Today sees the grand opening of a new, official retail store for Nintendo, fourteen years since the first one arrived back in 2005. The store is located at the Dizengoff Center, a shopping mall in Tel Aviv, Israel. It'll be opening at 6pm local time today (so that's 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm UK / 5pm CET) and a...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News More Than 52,000 People Voted For Their Favourite Pokémon, Here Are The Results

    Spoilers: Four didn't receive any votes at all

    The upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield have the series' fanbase in an uproar at the moment after it was revealed that the games wouldn't feature every single monster. We've already spoken about the topic at length should you wish to join the discussion, but wherever you st

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Super Mario Maker 2 And Receive Extra Goodies

    With a Switch stylus, Switch Online memberships and more

    Super Mario Maker 2 launches exclusively on Nintendo Switch on 28th June, letting us dive into the crazy world of Mario level creation once more. If you're hoping to grab yourself a copy, you're in luck! Below you'll find some of the best deals available, including options which throw in extra...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Racing Games

    Updated with Crash Team Racing

    While the Nintendo Switch may lack the raw processing grunt of the Xbox One and PS4, fans of the racing genre are still well served on the hybrid console, with a steadily growing catalogue of fantastic racers. It may lack the killer driving simulators from rival consoles, but there are plenty of arcade thrills and...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Racing
    • Switch Essentials
  • News Fire Emblem: Three Houses File Size Revealed, DLC Also Confirmed

    And amiibo support, too!

    Fire Emblem: Three Houses is now just over a month away from release and you may well be starting to think about the age-old question: to go physical, or digital? Hopefully helping your decision, a Japanese download card for the game has now been spotted, giving us the all-important file size. In Japan, a digital copy will...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature It's Time To Lay Down Your ARMS

    We hang up our gloves in Nintendo's OTHER larger-than-life brawler

    After two years and 30 Party Crashes, Gonçalo “Shiryu” Lopes finally gives his ARMS a rest, long after everyone else did, and looks back on his time with the game... Until June 2017 the humble Switch was known by fans (and non-fans alike) as “the Breath of the Wild...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • ARMS
  • News Limited Run Games To Release Physical NES And Game Boy Star Wars Cartridges

    Get your orders in this week

    During E3, physical indie publisher Limited Run Games teased what appeared to be a huge Star Wars announcement. The reveal showed that the company would be teaming up with Lucasfilm Games for some physical releases, but it wasn't 100% clear how this would actually work. Today, Limited Run has shared the news that...

    • NES
    • Game Boy
    • Star Wars
    • Retro
    • Limited Run Games
  • Review Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - A Karting Treat For Fans And Newcomers Alike

    It’s got loads in it (literally)

    Although it doesn’t look like there’s going to be a Mario Kart 9 any time soon, the Switch is starting to grow its own roster of licensed karting games in a way not seen since the GameCube days. Just last month we got Team Sonic Racing, for example, and even though the likes of Nickelodeon Kart Racers and Hello...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Crash Team Racing
  • Talking Point The Sound Strategy Behind 2DS Points To A Switch Mini

    Serving an audience the current model doesn’t

    The Switch Mini rumours have been coming thick and fast over the last week or two. Despite Nintendo plainly stating that the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct would not feature a new hardware reveal, it was half expected there might be a cheeky announcement. We’ve heard multiple stories from respected outlets...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Mini
    • Features
  • News Taiwanese Memory Chip Supplier Reports Stronger Than Expected Demand From Nintendo

    More fuel for the Switch Mini fire?

    An awful lot has been said about the Switch Mini over the last few days - a rumoured revision to Nintendo's hybrid console expected to be revealed this year - and this latest little nugget of information from a Taiwanese memory chip supplier only adds even more fuel to the ever-raging fire. Macronix - a memory...

    • Switch Mini
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • UK Charts Crash Team Racing Speeds Straight To Number One, Destroys Team Sonic Racing's Debut

    The bandicoot is back

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 22nd June, revealing that Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled has raced past the competition to secure a might first place. The game generated the second highest week-one sales the franchise has ever seen in the UK, only being beaten by Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy before it, and has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Review We. The Revolution - A Dense Historical Romp That's Certainly An Acquired Taste

    J'adore?

    Video games have the incredible ability to transport players to periods of history that would otherwise be almost completely inaccessible outside of books or film. From exploring the Ancient Greek Islands in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey to taking on the roles of various World War I combatants in Valiant Hearts: The Great War, games give us...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • We The Revolution
  • Review Cybarian: The Time Traveling Warrior - A Short But Sweet Action Throwback

    Cyberpunk 577BC

    Joining a seemingly never ending list of retro-inspired platform games, Cybarian: The Time Travelling Warrior has perhaps one of the most far-fetched premises around. You play as Cybarian, a butch barbarian from olden times who discovers the coveted Sword of Ages. Upon wielding the mighty sword, he suddenly gets magically transported...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Cybarian
  • News Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe Is A 3D Platformer With RPG Elements Coming Exclusively To Switch

    60fps and multiplayer included

    Indie developer and publisher Chubby Pixel has revealed that it will be bringing Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe exclusively to Nintendo Switch next month. Said to feature a blend of platforming, open-world adventure, and RPG elements, Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe has been born thanks to the success of Woodle Tree Adventures - a game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Contra And Metal Slug-Inspired Platformer Blazing Chrome Comes To Switch This July

    Running and gunning fun

    Publisher The Arcade Crew and developer JoyMasher have today announced that Blazing Chrome will be blasting its way onto Nintendo Switch and other platforms on 11th July. The game is a run-and-gun platformer heavily inspired by - and acting as an homage to - retro classics Contra and Metal Slug. Its enemy-infested act

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Action-Adventure Game Sparklite To Receive Gorgeous Signature Edition This October

    Pre-orders go live this Friday

    Publisher Merge Games and developer Red Blue Games have revealed that upcoming action-adventure Sparklite will be receiving a delightful Signature Edition this October. Pre-orders will be going live later this week. You can see the Signature Edition release for yourself below; it contains a region free copy of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News A Book Celebrating The Life Of Satoru Iwata Announced For Release In Japan

    With words from Shigeru Miyamoto

    A book aiming to celebrate the life of late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has been revealed. It will be released in Japan, although no launch date has currently been set. The book comes from Japanese company Hobonichi - which was founded in June 1998 by EarthBound creator, Shigesato Itoi - and will collect words...

    • Nintendo
    • Satoru Iwata
    • Books
  • News Never Give Up Brings Death-Defying Twitch Platforming To Switch This August

    Up for a challenge?

    The Switch eShop is about to get battered, beaten and bruised thanks to the arrival of a new death-defying platformer. Never Give Up arrives on Nintendo's hybrid machine this August. The game comes from Armor Games Studios - creators of the original Give Up web game series - and Massive Monster, which last year released the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

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