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TodaySun, 26th Jan 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #27 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

    Hey, listen! *splat*

    And here we are once more for another edition of Box Art Brawl, the weekly battle between regional variants of retro game box covers to find out which one you think deserves gold medal in the looks department. Last week Super NES classic Castlevania: Dracula X bared its teeth and got down to bloody battle until the Japanese...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • Zelda
  • News SNK Reveals Second Season Of DLC Fighters For The Samurai Shodown Reboot

    And one extra mystery character

    This weekend at EVO Japan 2020, SNK released a trailer for the second Samurai Shodown season pass. Yep – even though it's still not available here in the west on Nintendo's hybrid platform, it's already up to its second lot of downloadable content. The brief clip shows off the previously confirmed character Mini...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • SNK
    • DLC
    • EVO Japan 2020
  • News Reggie Encouraged Nintendo To Embrace "What The Brand Stood For" By Sticking With Its Iconic Logo

    "and set the stage for all of the great products"

    Nintendo might be one of the largest and most successful video game companies, but in certain parts of the world, it has often struggled with its brand image. During an appearance on the Present Value podcast recently, the former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé touched on a time when...

    • Nintendo
    • Reggie
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii
    • Nintendo of America
  • News Unleash Hell With This Officially Licensed DOOM Eternal Pro Controller For Switch

    Arriving this March

    For quite a while now, PowerA has been producing officially licensed Pro Controllers for the Nintendo Switch. So far, we've seen gamepads inspired by Super Mario, Metroid, The Legend of Zelda and earlier this week the accessory manufacturer

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DOOM Eternal
    • Accessories
    • Upcoming Releases
    • PowerA
  • News EB Games Canada Says Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Is Coming To Switch

    Update: It was an error

    Update 2 - Sun 26th Jan, 2020 09:21 GMT: If you're still not convinced, Street Fighter's executive producer Yoshinori Ono also shared the following message, in response to the now-deleted tweet: Update - Sun 26th Jan, 2020 04:30 GMT: Sorry folks, EB Games Canada is now saying the details in this tweet were inaccurate and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Street Fighter
    • Capcom

YesterdaySat, 25th Jan 2020

  • Video 12 Exciting New Games Coming To Nintendo Switch In February

    Plenty to play

    It's almost February and you know what that means, right? New games are arriving on the Nintendo Switch – yay! While it's not the biggest month in terms of releases, the second month of the year still has plenty to offer. The first half of February sees the release of Cindered Shadows Story Expansion for Fire Emblem: Three Houses...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature How Animal Crossing Invaded Social Media

    "It’s a really exciting time to be an Animal Crossing fan"

    Even if you’re not an Animal Crossing fan, it would be hard to miss the joyous celebration its cult following is having on social media right now. You’ll find Animal Crossing memes on almost every platform: Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok, and Discord. The majority focus on relaxing...

    • Features
    • Animal Crossing
  • News 37% Of Developers "Interested" In Making Games For Switch, According To Annual GDC Industry Survey

    And 17% are currently working on one

    Later this year, Microsoft and Sony are expected to launch their next-generation of video game hardware. It has raised questions about the future of the Nintendo Switch and while many analysts still believe it will be the best-selling system of 2020, there are some concerns about developers moving onto bigger...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Industry
  • News Bandai Namco Wasn't Planning On Localising Captain Tsubasa's New Game In North America

    But changed its mind

    Earlier this week, football fans got quite a surprise when Bandai Namco announced it would be releasing Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of New Champions on the Nintendo Switch. If you didn't know, it's been ten whole years since the release of the last

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • North America
  • Review Stories Untold - A Chilling Horror That Toys With '80s Nostalgia

    Stranger things have happened

    Stories Untold is a chilling collection of four interconnected vignettes that make up a twisted little journey exploring the true nature of nostalgia and the very fabric of memories we all hold so dear. It examines how we remember and reconfigure things from our pasts and how digging down into what we, on the surface,...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Stories Untold
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 25th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    We've made it to the end of yet another week, this time bringing with it a successful legal battle for Nintendo relating to the Wii Remote and the news that the DOOM team has "bantered" with Nintendo to get Doomguy in Smash. We can dream. Now, though, it's time to put all of that aside and discuss our week

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Playtonic Releasing A "Little Patch" For Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair On 30th January

    "no Beettalion were harmed"

    One of the best platformers released last year was Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. Although the game launched in a perfectly playable state, the developer Playtonic has since been working on a "little" patch for it that includes multiple bug fixes and general changes. This update has already been released on Steam...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Yooka-Laylee
    • Patch
  • Feature Liberated Developer On The Challenges Of Creating A Truly Playable Comic Book

    "We just figured: why the hell hasn’t anybody done this yet?"

    Announced during last year's Indie World Showcase in December, Liberated is an upcoming noir graphic novel game coming from to Switch this year. Developed by indie team Atomic Wolf and L.INC, it blends the darkness of a branching dystopian comic book narrative across chapters with...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sega Hosting Puyo Day Live Stream Next Month, Will Share "24 Pieces Of News"

    You know what this means, right?

    Over the past few years, Sega has released quite a lot of Puyo Puyo games on the Nintendo Switch. We got Puyo Puyo Tetris in 2017 and Puyo Puyo Champions was localised last year. The Sega AGES version of the original was also made available here in the west in 2019 and earlier this month Puyo Puyo Tsu arrived in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sega
    • Puyo Puyo

Friday24th Jan 2020

  • Random Ever Wondered What That Weird Blob On Your Switch Screen Is? Nintendo Explains

    Here's your useless fact of the day

    Nintendo's official Japanese customer service Twitter account throws up some wonderfully odd bits of advice and help from time to time, and today it's attempted to clear up any confusion over that odd little shape found just below the console's screen. We wouldn't blame you if you hadn't really noticed it before...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Random
  • News DOOM Eternal's Creative Director Discusses Launching On The Same Day As Animal Crossing

    "I'm excited to play [it]"

    20th March 2020 is set to be a pretty cracking day for the gaming industry, with both Animal Crossing: New Horizons and DOOM Eternal launching on the same day (although DOOM will be sadly lacking on Switch until later). The two titles couldn't be more opposite, yet we couldn't be more excited for both of them in equa

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • DOOM
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Signature Edition Is Selling Off Old Physical Switch Game Stock In Flash Sale

    Dead Cells, Moonlighter and many more

    The folks over at Signature Edition Games have kickstarted a flash sale, giving physical collectors the chance to grab some of the indie stars they may have missed first time around. In preparation of new arrivals in 2020, the team is looking to sell off what it describes as "leftovers" to its loyal customers...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
  • Video We've Played Pokémon Rival Temtem, And We Can't Wait For It To Hit Switch

    Temtem, we have selected thusly!

    The chatter surrounding Pokémon Sword & Shield – the latest entry in the series – has sparked some fans to drift apart from the OG creature-collector to some degree, so the time for a competitor to launch (in some form) has likely never been better. As it happens Temtem has done just that, and to say it's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Pokemon
    • Temtem
  • News Square Enix Collective Reveals First-Person Puzzle-Shooter The Turing Test For Nintendo Switch

    And it looks pretty epic

    Remember earlier this week when Square Enix's indie division teased a new game for Switch? Well here it is, folks: The Turing Test is headed to Nintendo's console next month. The Turing Test is a sci-fi puzzle game set on Jupiter’s moon, Europa. You play as Ava Turing, an International Space Agency engineer sent to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News New ESRB Rating Suggests The Wii U Isn't Done With New Games Just Yet

    One more with feeling?

    Despite being completely killed off by Nintendo itself, the Wii U seems to be having a late surge of new titles just lately - a new N64-style platformer launched just last week and there was even a release on Christmas Day last year. Now, it looks like there's yet another title on the way. A newly-discovered ESRB rating...

    • Wii U
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Games - Switch eShop Deals (Europe)

    Our regularly updated picks of discounted games on Switch

    With so many games hitting the Nintendo Switch eShop each week, regular sales have become a welcome fixture on the Switch and there are huge numbers of cheap and discounted games available on the Switch eShop at any given time. With so much choice, though, it can be tough to know where to...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Deals
    • UK
  • Reminder Nintendo Rolls Out Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 7.0 Next Week

    Byleth is on the way

    Last week, Nintendo revealed its new DLC fighter Byleth for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. At the time, Masahiro Sakurai explained how the latest addition to the roster would take a little more time to prepare and wouldn't be available until 28th January. Now, in a small update over on Twitter, the Nintendo Versus account has...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
  • News Nintendo Reveals Top 30 Best-Selling Switch eShop Games In Japan For 2019

    And you might not have heard of number one

    Nintendo has shared a list of the best-selling games from the Switch eShop in Japan throughout 2019. You can see the full list below, and while it contains some of the big names that you'd expect to see, the best-selling game of the year is one that plenty of western fans may not have heard of. Nyanko...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News Nintendo Releases Printable Animal Crossing Birthday Calendar In Time For New Horizons

    All 12 months featured

    Nintendo of Europe has shared a new reward on the My Nintendo website that's sure to go down well with anyone looking forward to the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Available as we speak for just 80 Platinum Points (which you can easily acquire for free by visiting the site regularly), is this Animal Crossing series...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
  • News Sega Set To Reveal "Unannounced Game" At This Year's Taipei Game Show

    What could it be?

    Sega will reportedly be showing off an "unannounced game" at this year's Taipei Game Show in Taiwan. The event itself will take place from 6th - 9th February and the reveal is scheduled to be Sega's final announcement of the show. The platform this unannounced game will be released on has also not been revealed. As noted by...

    • Sega
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Taiwan
  • News Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Gets A Weird New Update, But It's Not Available On Switch

    At least yet

    Sega has released an odd but amusing update for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. Sadly, though, it's currently limited to the Steam (PC) version of the game. It allows AiAi and friends to run around in a cube, triangle or star instead of a regular old ball. To activate this feature, all the player has to do is type the word "cube",...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sega
    • Super Monkey Ball
  • Review SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone - Classic Cute-Em-Up Action With A Great New Mode

    Welcome to the Fantasy Zone

    Bet you don’t know who Sega’s mascot was for a brief time during the '80s. No, we’re not talking about Alex Kidd – we mean Opa-Opa, the slightly bizarre living spaceship from Sega’s oft-overlooked classic shooter Fantasy Zone. And that game is exactly what we have here, thanks to those gurus at Tokyo-based M2...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Fantasy Zone
  • Review Ember - A Lightweight RPG That Burns Itself Out Faster Than We'd Like

    Neverwinter Lite

    N-Fusion's Ember, first released on iOS and PC back in 2016, is just about as generic as RPGs get. A love-letter to the classic isometric RPGs of the 1990s, it manages to pretty much nail the looks and sounds of your Baldur's Gates and Diablos, but it also strips away almost all of the depth, discovery and complexity of those titles...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Ember
  • Random Steven Universe GameCube Reference Leads To Short But Useful History Lesson

    So long and thanks for all the fish

    One of the really cool things about social media is how one innocent post can cascade into several related posts, taking you down a rabbit hole of knowledge / inane banter which soaks up valuable minutes of your day that could have been better spent solving global conflict or finding cures for horrible diseases...

    • Random
    • GameCube
    • Twitter
  • News A Demo For The Touryst Is Now Available To Download From The Switch eShop

    The perfect holiday

    One of the most impressive Switch eShop releases last year was The Touryst by Shin'en Multimedia. Unfortunately, it arrived towards the end of the year and was arguably overshadowed by a lot of Nintendo's first-party titles. If you were one of the Switch users who may have added it to your wishlist at the time, but never got...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Demo
  • News We've Been Waiting 40 Years For This Pac-Man Tamagotchi To Be Released

    Not really, but it's still pretty neat

    This year is the 40th anniversary of Pac-Man. He's already got his own special music video to celebrate the occasion and now to kick-off the year-long event, he's teamed up with Tamagotchi to bring "Tama-Lovers" a whole new virtual pet experience. In addition to a Tamagotchi pet, this one also stars Pac-Man...

    • Pac-Man
    • Bandai Namco
    • Tamagotchi
  • Video Watch A Full Match Of Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of New Champions Gameplay

    With epic cutscenes and background music

    Earlier this week, we shared the exciting news that Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions is headed to Nintendo Switch, bringing the franchise back to games consoles for the first time in a decade. The trailer presented in that announcement was one thing, but now we've got a good chunk of gameplay to watch,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Stardew Valley Has Sold Over 10 Million Copies In Just Four Years

    An epic milestone

    Although Stardew Valley was inspired by the Harvest Moon series, it's now considered to be the definitive farming simulation. Since its initial release on PC in 2016, the game's creator Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone has continually improved the game while at the same time porting it across to every platform possible, including the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie
  • News Get Discounts On Luigi's Mansion And Smash Bros. For 3DS With My Nintendo Rewards (Europe)

    And Puzzle & Dragons: Mario Edition, too

    The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the chance to grab some 3DS favourites at discounted prices. There are five new discounts up for grabs this time, including past titles from two of the most popular series to arrive on Switch in Super Smash Bros. and...

    • 3DS
    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
  • News First 4 Figures Unveils Stunning Mega Man 11 Collectible Statue

    Pre-orders now live

    Hot off the heels of its glorious Okami statue reveal, gaming figurine maker First 4 Figures has announced an equally lovely set of collectable statues for Mega Man 11. Pre-orders are already live, and despite each bundle only being scheduled for release in Q1 2021, pre-orders for the Exclusive and Definitive editions below will...

    • Mega Man
    • Capcom
    • First 4 Figures
    • Merchandise
  • Video Wiz Khalifa Drops New 16-Bit Music Video For Sonic The Hedgehog Movie

    'Speed Me Up'

    Sonic the Hedgehog's big movie release date is just a handful of weeks away now, and a new music video has been released for one of the tracks set to appear in the film. Speed Me Up is a new song from American rapper/singer-songwriter Wiz Khalifa, featuring vocals from Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty, and Sueco the Child who we're told are...

    • Sonic
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Video
  • News UPL's Top-Down Shmup XX Mission Is This Week's Arcade Archives Release

    More retro goodness

    This week Hamster has added the top-down Shmup XX Mission to its Arcade Archives collection on the Switch eShop. The arcade title was originally released by UPL in 1986 and sees you swapping between ground and air attacks to destroy incoming craft and fleets. If you power-up, you'll be able to use different and much stronger...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hamster
    • Arcade Archives
    • UPL
  • News Extreme Downhill Biking Game Descenders Launches Physically On Switch This Spring

    After years in the making

    It would appear that the Switch release of downhill biking game Descenders is finally starting to be pinned down, with No More Robots and Sold Out teaming up to release the game physically "this spring". The news comes alongside an announcement for a physical version on PS4, too, and we've also received this handy list of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

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