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  • News Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Receives A Day One Update

    Update: Make that two!

    It seems Nintendo and Monolith Soft have actually released two updates for Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition on launch day. Not only did the game receive Version 1.1.1, but it also got Version 1.1.0 (as suspected). The full official patch notes for both updates have now been made available on the Nintendo support...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Xenoblade Chronicles
    • Update
  • News Don't Worry eShop Users, You'll Still Receive "All 3 Titles" If You Buy The Borderlands Legendary Collection

    A temporary bug has some Switch players freaking out

    As you might have heard, 2K's Borderlands series is now available for Nintendo Switch. If you've been eyeing off a digital copy of the Borderlands Legendary Collection over on the Switch eShop, then you might want to read on. Multiple Switch users have noticed the collection's eShop page doesn't...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Borderlands
    • 2K
  • News The First DLC Pack For Minecraft Dungeons Launches This July

    The second one will follow "later this year"

    Minecraft Dungeons might have only just been released earlier this week, but Mojang has already revealed its first DLC will be arriving at some point this July. It's called "Jungle Awakens" and will eventually be followed by the second DLC pack "Creeping Winter" later on this year. In the first...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Minecraft Dungeons
    • DLC
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (May 30th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Another busy week has been and gone, this time bringing with it a new Animal Crossing datamine effort, a new (but minor) Switch update, and plenty of

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • Random At Reggie's First E3, Someone Thought He Was A Security Guard

    Imagine the confusion when he hopped on stage

    The former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé is a relatively tall and well-dressed guy - in fact, at his first E3 with Nintendo someone thought he was a security guard. A member of staff apparently stopped dead in their tracks when they saw Reggie and fumbled about as they tried to show him...

    • Random
    • Reggie
    • Nintendo
    • E3
  • News Witcher 3 Port Specialist Thinks Devs Can Get More Out Of The Nintendo Switch

    Some upcoming releases are sure to surprise

    One of the most impressive releases on the Nintendo Switch so far is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition. When rumours about a possible port originally surfaced, the general consensus was that it would never run on the hybrid system, and if it did, it would have to make a hell of a lot of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Saber Interactive

YesterdayFri, 29th May 2020

  • News Four Unannounced Nintendo Games Potentially Teased By New Amazon Listings

    On top of all those listings spotted yesterday!

    If these newly spotted retail listings are to be believed, we could be just weeks - or even days - away from learning about four new and unannounced Nintendo-published games headed to Switch. If you were browsing our site yesterday, you'll have seen that a number of potential, unnannounced third-party...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Switch Owners Can Claim Three Free Games If They Already Own Select Titles

    But you better be quick!

    If you're looking to boost your Nintendo Switch library with a few new titles, why not take a look at these free offerings? As long as you meet the criteria, that is! Publisher Nakana.io is giving away three of its games available on the Nintendo eShop. You can download them for the wonderful price of £0 / $0 if you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Could This Be The Most Pointless Switch Accessory Yet?

    CyberGadget's latest is a solution in search of a problem

    Like any popular gaming system, the Switch has seen its fair share of largely pointless accessories, but CyberGadget's latest effort is perhaps the most ridiculous yet. The Japanese company is releasing a protective plastic panel for the front of your Switch dock – you know, that piece of...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • CyberGadget
  • News Think You Can Complete This Animal Crossing: New Horizons Crossword?

    Published by Nintendo itself!

    Think you know everything there is to know about Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Fancy testing that knowledge in a specially designed crossword? Then keep on reading! Nintendo has published this little brainteaser itself, sharing it to fans on social media as a nice little challenge. There's nothing on there that should...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • Guide Where To Buy Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition For Nintendo Switch

    It's out now!

    If you're hoping to get your hands on Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch, you'll be happy to know that plenty of buying options have started to appear online. Where To Buy Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (US): We'll kick things off with options for those of you in the US. Here, you have the choice...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
  • Quiz How Well Do You Know Nintendo Hardware?

    Think you know Nintendo's hardware history?

    Nintendo has been in the video game hardware business since the 1970s and the company has put out many very successful (and a handful of less successful) consoles in that time. But how well do you know that long line of Nintendo handheld and home consoles? It's time to test your knowledge with our little...

    • Quizzes
    • Nintendo
    • Hardware
  • Review Shantae And The Seven Sirens - Back To Basics Brilliance Leads To A Must-Have Metroidvania

    Ret-2-go!

    About 20 years ago, few probably could’ve guessed that the Shantae series would be firing on all cylinders by now. The initial release of this charming Metroidvania series saw a release late in the life of the Game Boy Color and never received the spotlight it deserved, but after about a ten-year hiatus, the series came back and has been...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Shantae
  • News Nintendo Is Supposedly Restructuring Its Brand Ambassador Program

    Prepare for change

    Nintendo has been known to spread the love of um...all things Nintendo with the assistance of marketing companies and influencers, but in recent times it's reportedly been busy restructuring its brand ambassador program. If you're not familiar with the role of a Nintendo ambassador, it's their responsibility to represent the...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Charizard And Eternatus Heat Things Up In Pokémon Sword & Shield's Latest TCG Expansion

    Darkness Ablaze

    The Pokémon Company has today revealed that the latest Pokémon Trading Card expansion, Darkness Ablaze, will be launching on 14th August. Darkness Ablaze continues the current line of Pokémon Sword and Shield sets, introducing highly collectable cards including Charizard VMAX - you just can't beat a card with Charizard on it,...

    • Pokemon
    • TCG
  • Reminder Moonlighter's "Huge" DLC Expansion Launches On Switch Today

    As the game sells one million copies

    Update (Fri 29th May, 2020 17:00 BST): As a quick reminder, today sees the launch of Moonlighter's "huge" DLC expansion, Between Dimensions, on Switch and other platforms (you can catch all the details you need in our original article below). The release comes just as the game reaches an important milestone, as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Updates
  • Poll Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Is Out Today On Switch, Are You Getting It?

    It's poll time!

    Today's the day, folks! Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is finally here on Nintendo Switch and we'd love to know whether or not you're planning on picking up a copy. Originally released on the Wii around 10 years ago now, Xenoblade Chronicles has practically become a household name among Nintendo fans at this point. With...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
  • News Splatoon Players Celebrate The Series' Fifth Anniversary With Lovely Fan Art

    Stay fresh!

    Five years ago (well, five years and a day ago, actually) the original Splatoon inked its way onto the Wii U. It was an exciting and fresh take on the online shooter and a completely new venture for Nintendo - and boy are we happy that it was released. Splatoon and its sequel, Splatoon 2, have arguably been two of the most important...

    • Splatoon
    • Wii U
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Anniversaries
  • Reminder There's Another Mystery Gift Pokémon Now Available In Sword And Shield

    Get ready for The Isle of Armor!

    This is your friendly reminder that there's another mystery gift Pokémon available in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Following on from Galarian Mr. Mime last week, the second Pokémon up for grabs in this Isle of Armor promotion is a Galarian Ponyta with the Hidden Ability Anticipation. You'll also receive a Level Ball,...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Sword and Shield
  • 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 in just 10 days. A number of cast members said they'd also be more than happy to participate in a follow

    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Movie
    • Paramount
  • News Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Locks In A Western Release Date

    Clear up August 27th

    After confirming Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition would be released in Japan on August 27th, Square Enix has now locked in the same release date for North America. The platforms the game is releasing on include Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, iOS and Android. As previously confirmed, this remastered version...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Final Fantasy
    • North America
  • News Ninjala's Getting A Second Open Beta Test, And You Can Join Up Now

    Here are the times you need

    If you missed your chance the first time around, or if you're hoping to enjoy a second bout, you'll be pleased to know that Ninjala is about to host its second open beta test. You can see the timings for the event below; all you need to do to take part is head to the Nintendo Switch eShop and download the free Ninjala...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News PQube Slashes A Massive 95 Percent Off Visual Novel Kotodama's eShop Price, Teases New IP

    Now just £0.79 / $0.99 / €0.99

    Publisher PQube has hacked down the Switch eShop price of its visual novel Kotodama: The 7 Mysteries of Fujisawa to just £0.79 / $0.99 / €0.99 to mark the anniversary of the game, which is the company's first internally-produced (rather than just published) venture. The price will hold for the next two weeks. We...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Geoff Keighley Joins Reggie's Podcast Next Week To Talk The Game Awards And Wii Sports

    Among other things, of course

    The newest episode of Talking Games with Reggie & Harold, a podcast set up by ex-Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé and author Harold Goldberg, is set to go live next Monday, and this one features another special guest. Yes, as you've probably guessed from the headline, Geoff Keighley will be joining...

    • Reggie
    • The Game Awards

Thursday28th May 2020

  • News Multiple Amazon Listings Hint At Unannounced Switch Games From Several Major Publishers

    Big if true

    Update: Even more Amazon listings have appeared, this time hinting at four new Nintendo-published games all potentially coming to Switch! Original Article: 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...

    • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Review Sky Racket - A Unique Blend Of Tennis, Breakout And Bullet-Hell

    A real mash-up

    Shmups, Breakout, and Tennis – what do these three have in common? Before Sky Racket we were inclined to say "not much", but Double Dash studios has shown that these elements can be the ingredients to an interesting cross-genre blend. The origins of Sky Racket are very unique. Created during a 2015 event called Indies VS Gamers –...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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

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