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TodayThu, 18th Jan 2018

  • News UK Pricing For Nintendo Labo Is Confirmed

    Paper for cardboard

    Nintendo UK has confirmed the pricing or Labo in the United Kingdom. A landing page for both the Variety Pack and Robot Pack have gone live on Nintendo UK's Online Store, with the former costing £59.99 and the latter £69.99. The customisation kit is £8.99. We already know that in North America, th

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    • Nintendo Labo
    • Labo
    • UK
  • News You Can Now Sign Up For Nintendo Labo Workshops In The UK

    Go hands on

    Nintendo UK has released information relating to a series of Labo workshops it will be holding next month. From February 14th to 17th, the company will be holding events where you can go hands-on with the new product in South Kensington, London. The deadline for registering your interest is February 1st. If you’re a parent/guardian...

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    • Nintendo Labo
    • Labo
    • UK
    • Events
  • Nintendo Download 18th January (North America)

    Darkest Dungeon, Ambition Of The Slimes and more

    It's Thursday, so that can only mean lots of new games sprinting their way onto the Nintendo Switch and 3DS eShops. As always, Nintendo Life has scoured the web to find you all the latest digital releases now live on your handheld console of choice, and there's a diverse choice of interaction getaways...

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    • North America
  • News Learn How To Code Your Own Games With FUZE4 Nintendo Switch Later This Year

    A game programming educational tool

    UK-based FUZE Technologies, a company which aims to create tools that make learning and teaching real text based coding easy and accessible, has released some brand new information on their upcoming project for Nintendo Switch. Aptly named FUZE4 Nintendo Switch, this software will feature a comprehensive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Coding
  • News Nintendo Reveals The Top 30 Best Selling Digital Games on Switch in 2017

    With major differences between Japan and the west

    2017 was a fantastic year for digital titles on Switch; developers have been praising the system left, right, and centre for generating impressive sales, and consumers have had a wonderful variety of options to choose from for their gaming needs. Nintendo has now released lists revealing...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
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    Review Ambition Of The Slimes

    Here come the slimes

    If you’ve ever played any type of RPG, especially those that see you exploring dark, dingy dungeons to kill off numerous enemies, you will almost undoubtedly have encountered your fair share of slimes. These little creatures have almost become the joke of the gaming world, the monster that gets thrown in as a tutorial because...

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    • Ambition of the Slimes
  • News Rock Out To This Brand New Trailer For MUSYNX on Nintendo Switch

    Portable rhythm action

    PM Studios has revealed a brand new trailer for their rhythm action game MUSYNX, specifically focusing on the Nintendo Switch version coming later this year. The game will feature more than 50 songs to choose from across a variety of genres including pop, classical, trance, rock, and more. MUSYNX was originally a mobile...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News D3 Publisher Primes A Salvo Of Switch eShop Titles

    Tennis! Billiards! Escape Trick! Erm, Men!

    D3 Publisher is bringing five new titles to the Switch eShop in both Japan and the west, it has been confirmed. The first is Tennis, which will be available in Japan on January 25th and will cost 800 Yen. It showcases 8 characters and 6 courts. The game supports the Pro Controller, but you can also...

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    • Upcoming Releases
  • Preview Hands On And Flying High With Dustoff Heli Rescue 2

    Get to da choppa!

    Much like its mobile and PC-based predecessor, Dustoff Heli Rescue 2 is arcade-style helicopter sim that sees you moving left and right across a 2.5D plane in a variety of customisable whirly birds. Only three of this skyward machines were available in the first game, which increases to a much more satisfying nine this time around...

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  • News First Labo's Cardboard Piano, Now KORG Gadget Lets You Make Music With Your Joy-Cons

    Music is the answer

    While the internet goes crazy in reaction to Nintendo Labo and its cardboard constructs, another curve ball has been thrown in Nintendo Switch's general direction. KORG (the Japanese electronics giant that specialises in keyboards, guitar pedals and studio recording equipment) will be bringing its KORG Gadget music production

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Twitter Reacts In Typically Hilarious Fashion To The Nintendo Labo Unveiling

    "How did Arbys predict it though?"

    It's fair to say that many of us were taken by surprise when Nintendo Labo was revealed to an unsuspecting world last night. We were lucky enough to get some hands-on time with Nintendo Labo earlier this week, and it is fantastic fun and brimming with potential. However, it will take a bit of time to win everyone...

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  • News Pre-Orders For Nintendo Labo Are Now Available On Amazon

    Get 'em while they're hot

    Although we’ve still got three months to go until Nintendo Labo is on store shelves, fans are already clamoring to have the toy in their hands. There will be two kits initially available for Labo, one for Project Giant Robot and one with a variety of minigames and Labo constructs. If you head on over to Amazon, both of...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Reggie On The Future Of Nintendo Labo Regarding Third Parties

    This is only the beginning

    Nintendo Labo is an unprecedented idea for the company, yet one that makes perfect sense given how Nintendo has always been one to march to the beat of its own drum. Though two kits were revealed in the initial announcement for Labo, it seems that this is a long term initiative that the company will continue revisiting in...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Nintendo Confirms It Won't Be Freely Supplying Extra Cardboard Replacements For Labo

    Update: Better look after your original ones

    Update: Following on from post earlier in the day, Nintendo has since clarified its stance on additional cardboard design patterns. IGN France, which originally reported the support for such a long-term feature, reports that Nintendo won't be proving additional cardboard patterns for those that wreck the...

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YesterdayWed, 17th Jan 2018

  • News Nintendo Is Announcing "A New Way To Play" Later Today

    "For kids and those who are kids at heart"

    An interesting tweet has just gone live on Nintendo's Japanese Twitter account which teases a "new way to play". The announcement is coming at 7AM tomorrow morning in Japan, which is 10PM in the UK and 4PM CST. Nintendo UK has also issued a Facebook post, stating that this is for "kids and those who are...

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    • Twitter
    • Nintendo Labo
  • Hands On The Future Of Gaming Is Cardboard, Thanks To Nintendo Labo

    First impressions of Nintendo's latest left-field revolution

    Whenever an invite is extended to check something new and interesting at Nintendo's offices immediately after a Nintendo Direct broadcast, it's easy to fall into the trap of making rash assumptions. Given that it has just been confirmed that Dark Souls is Switch-bound, we took it almost as...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Announces Labo, A Range Of Interactive DIY Toys For Switch

    "Our goal is to put smiles on the faces of everyone Nintendo touches"

    Nintendo has lifted the lid on its "new way to play" by announcing Labo, a range of interactive toys which you create yourself. Launching on 27th April, the Labo range currently comprises of two packs, each filled with cardboard panels out of which you can pop-out shapes and...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Awesome
  • News Nintendo Keeps Changing The Nintendo Switch Online Service Launch Date

    Is it 2018 or 2019? (Update: it's still 2018)

    Nintendo has just published out a new article on its official What's New news page, and it seemed pretty normal at first. 'Make the most of your Nintendo Switch' covers all the usual things you can do with your handy bit of hybrid hardware, but tucked at the bottom was a sneaky little announcement on the...

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    • Switch eShop
  • Random Amazon Employee Gets Caught Trying To Steal Nintendo Switch Games

    Tut, tut

    We've all felt that burning desire to own the latest and greatest Nintendo games - there have been far too many occasions where a limited edition release has ruined our bank accounts - but to go as far as stealing games is taking things way too far, right? Shockingly, that doesn't seem to be the case for this Amazon employee. It...

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    • Crime
    • Random
  • Feature Nintendo Labo Shouldn't Be A Big Surprise, Nintendo Is A Toymaker First And Foremost

    It's all just a little bit of history repeating

    No doubt the recent reveal of Nintendo Labo came as a massive surprise to many who were expecting the Japanese veteran to reveal something like Virtual Boy 2 or finally have the ill-fated Vitality Sensor brought back to life for Switch, but when you put down that pitchfork and really stop to think...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Developers Can Now Use The Versatile PhyreEngine On Nintendo Switch

    More support for developers, more games for you

    Sony has announced its free-to-use, multiformat game engine PhyreEngine is now available for use with Nintendo Switch, opening up the console to even more studios now that this popular tool can be included in development. PhyreEngine isn't anything new - it was built back in 2003 during the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • News Double Dragon Is Coming To The Switch This Week

    Better late than never

    By this point in time, HAMSTER’s Arcade Archives line of games must make up about half the Switch eShop. The company has been remarkably consistent in releasing new games on a regular basis, and no doubt helps to tide over retro fans still waiting for a Virtual Console of some sort to arrive on the Switch. Though many of the...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Double Dragon
  • Hardware Review Retro-Bit Super Retro Trio Plus

    The 2014 system returns with HDMI support

    Back in 2014 Retro-Bit released the Super Retro Trio, an ingenious clone system which played NES, SNES and Mega Drive / Genesis cartridges. Launched just before Hyperkin's superior Retron 5, it was perhaps a little overshadowed and you'd be forgiven for forgetting that it even exists. However, Retro-Bit is...

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    • SNES
    • NES
  • News Splatoon 2 Version 2.2.0 Is Now Live

    Nerfs and buffs galore

    Splatoon 2 has come a long way since its launch last July, with a near-constant barrage of new weapons, stages, modes, and balancing updates ensuring that the game stays fresh and relevant in the following months. Carrying on in this tradition, Nintendo recently put out update 2.2.0, which makes a large number of changes and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Updates
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    Switch eShop

    Review Azkend 2: The World Beneath

    Charted territory

    It might be becoming increasingly difficult to choose between the slew of board-based, connection-style puzzles titles on Switch, as their simple mechanics combined with lower price points make them a good option for casual players. Whether spinning in 360-degrees or siding from left to right, the continuous flow of colours and...

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    • Azkend 2
  • News Steep Release Could Be Imminent As Copies Go On Sale Via Dutch Retailer

    (Update: they're 'sold out' so you can't complete a purchase)

    We've known Steep has been on Ubisoft's planned Nintendo Switch release plan for some time, but a new listing on an online retailer in the Netherlands suggests the snowboarding sim could be about to ride the portable mountain imminently. The Dutch retailer Nedgame is the site in...

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    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Dark Souls: Remastered Won’t Feature Cross-Platform Play

    I feel hollow...

    There had been rumblings for quite some time that Dark Souls would be arriving on the Switch in some form, but it still came as a pleasant surprise when the Nintendo Direct Mini confirmed the existence of Dark Souls: Remastered. This will mark the first time that the brutal action series makes an appearance on a Nintendo platform,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dark Souls: Remastered
  • News Zero Gunner 2 Stealthily Launches On Japanese Switch eShop

    Zerodiv sneaks Arcade and Dreamcast shmup classic into Japan

    We knew it was inbound, but out of nowhere Psikyo's cult shmup Zero Gunner 2 has appeared on the Japanese eShop.  It's a pleasant surprise to see this blaster - which fetches a pretty penny on the Sega Dreamcast - pop up on Nintendo's console. If you have a Japanese account...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Zerodiv
    • Psikyo
    • Japan
  • News Strikers 1945 II Drops Its Payload Next Week On Switch

    TATE shmup fans rejoice!

    Nintendo Switch shmup-heads are in for a treat next week when Zerodiv is once again blessing the eShop with another Psikyo classic.  The follow up to Strikers 1945 will arrive January 25th and it will bring the Lightning and the Shinden back, but the rest of the squad will feature all new WW2 era airplanes: the Ta152...

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    • Zerodiv
    • Psikyo
    • Switch eShop
  • Random GoldenEye 007 Mockumentary Aims To Be The Spinal Tap Of Video Games

    Focuses on "deluded, cringe-inducing elite GoldenEye players"

    An indie British film company is aiming to create the video game equivalent of Spinal Tap with Going For Golden Eye, which is described as "a love letter to the heyday of the N64 and the rivalries of couch multiplayer".  Created by Woodhouse Pictures, the film focuses on the...

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  • News World Heroes 2 Brings The Pain Next Week On Switch

    If at first you don't succeed...

    Fighting is once again in the cards next week as Hamster is adding ADK's 1993 World Heroes 2 to the Nintendo Switch eShop. As per sequel mandates, this second entry in the series features six all new characters (Captain Kidd, Ryoko Izumo, Mudman, Erick, Shura Nai Khanomtom, Johnny Maximum and all new boss Dio) and a...

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    • Neo Geo
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    • Switch eShop
  • News Max: Curse Of Brotherhood Is Getting A Physical Release On Switch

    Arrives in March

    Video game publisher Wired Productions has revealed that it is to release the Switch title Max: The Curse of Brotherhood in physical form on March 23rd. The game is expected to retail for around £24.99 / €29.99 / $29.99. Originally released for the Xbox One and Windows PC, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Tuesday16th Jan 2018

  • News Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Super Mario 3D Land And Ultimate NES Remix Join The Nintendo Selects Range

    $19.99 bargains

    After some speculation a few weeks ago, it has now been confirmed that Nintendo Of America will be bringing three stone cold 3D classics to the budget Nintendo Selects range. These games are none other than Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Ultimate NES Remix. They

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    • Nintendo Selects
    • Super Mario
    • Zelda
    • North America
  • News Indie Dev Talks About Having Switch Proposals Turned Down By Nintendo Five Times

    Make or break

    Having your game published on the Switch right now seems to be a very smart move for indie developers; we've been seeing countless stories over the last few months of smaller studios being overjoyed at the sales they are seeing on the console. Not everyone manages to have such a lucky break, however, with some developers struggling to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nindies
    • Nintendo
  • Rumour Another 2D Metroid Has Begun Development

    Yes, please

    E3 2017 was amazing for many reasons, one of which is that this was finally the year that Metroid made a comeback. After the bombshell announcement that Metroid Prime 4 is on its way to the Switch, it was also announced that Metroid: Samus Returns would be coming out in the fall. If recent rumblings are to be believed, then, it would...

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  • Soapbox Is Super Mario Odyssey the Best Mario Game Ever?

    Number 7 will surprise you

    If the general reaction is anything to go by, Super Mario Odyssey is one seriously lovely game, and we're not sure we know anyone we trust who would dispute that. But is it the best Mario game ever? It's a controversial issue as everyone's favourite red plumber already has some of the finest games ever created under his...

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    • Super Mario Odyssey
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  • Rumour A New Perfect Dark Game Is In Development, But Rare Isn't Involved

    And it's not for a Nintendo system, obviously

    Reports are surfacing online about a potential new entry in the popular Perfect Dark series, which began life on the Nintendo 64. According to the rumour, Gears of War studio The Coalition has been tasked with reviving the franchise, which is now owned by Microsoft following the purchase of IP holder...

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    Switch eShop

    Review InnerSpace

    To infinity and beyond

    Right from the off, InnerSpace has a particularly mysterious and alluring quality to it. Billed as an exploration-flying game, this title is the latest offering from Dallas-based studio PolyKnight Games and it is, without question, its most ambitious game to date. InnerSpace aims to take you on a journey, ultimately...

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  • News Here's A New Glimpse Of Stardew Valley's New "Really Fun" Multiplayer Mode

    "Can't wait to share this"

    First teased back in 2016, prior to its release on other platforms, Stardew Valley was always created with both a single-player and a multiplayer mode in mind. In the meantime, the charming family/romance simulator has arrived on Switch and secured a firm place among the system's most popular titles, but now we've finally...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Counting The Screws In NES Cartridges Is A Big Deal For Collectors

    Not all NES cartriges were screwed alike

    Hardware revisions are a common practice in all manufacture industry, and video games are no exception; to either augment the original design with new features before a new unit replaces the existing one or to simply cut manufacturing costs by streamlining the production process. What no one might have...

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  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Races Into First Place In The Nintendo Switch UK Charts

    Mario number one!

    It's fascinating seeing how evergreen games can perform so strongly on Nintendo hardware. This week in the Nintendo Switch UK charts we see the ever popular Mario Kart 8 Deluxe leap from third place to take pole position. If we had to guess what caused this, it is most likely that many new Switch owners who got the portable...

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    • Charts
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
  • News Unleash Some '80s Nostalgia As Saturday Morning RPG Swaggers onto Switch

    A turn-based throwback

    With its Saturday morning cartoon visuals, episodic setup and bags of nostalgia for '80s pop culture, Saturday Morning RPG will be making its way onto Nintendo Switch this spring in both digital and physical forms. Publisher Limited Run Games has teamed up with developer Mighty Rabbit Studios to support the boxed edition...

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    Review 60 Seconds!

    Dropping the bomb

    The survival genre is one that’s seen a bit of a resurgence in recent years, with a new wave of indies leading the charge. One wouldn’t think that a game intentionally designed to be difficult would be much fun, but there’s certainly plenty of satisfaction to be found in overcoming the odds and managing to eke out a victory...

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    • 60 Seconds
  • News That Freedom Planet Tease Really Was A Joke, But Dev Is Now Exploring Options

    Too good to be true

    Last week Nintendo Life reported on a Facebook post from the official Freedom Planet page that subtly hinted that the Sonic-inspired platformer might be Nintendo Switch-bound. Well, turns out our cautious yet excited take was spot on because indie developer GalaxyTrail really was just pulling out collective leg. In a second post...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Scribblenauts Showdown Officially Confirmed For Switch Release This March

    Drawing a crowd

    Remember we reported on the news that Scribblenauts Showdown had been listed for release on Switch? That has now been confirmed via Twitter, with the game hitting Switch, PS4 and Xbox One on March 6th.  While previous entires in the series were focused around puzzle-solving, the new title appears to have a more social focus. Up...

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  • Feature Drumming To The Beat With Switch Music Title Gal Metal

    "There are no rules and no limit"

    Since its reveal in September, Gal Metal - an exclusive music rhythm game from Japanese gaming industry treasure Tak Fujii - has gained the attention of Nintendo Switch fans for myriad reasons. Most interesting is the fact that the game uses the technology in the Joy-Con controllers to mimic the playing of...

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  • News SD Gundam G Generation Genesis To Hit Japanese Switches This April

    Mechs a lot of sense

    Originally released on PS4 and PS Vita back at the end of 2016 as part of the Gundam30th celebration, SD Gundam G Generation Genesis is finally getting another portable release, this time on Nintendo Switch. The caveat being it's currently only being slated for Japan with a 26th April release date and a 6,800 Yen price...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News Wield The Power Of Gods (And Some Huge Guns) As Immortal Redneck Heads To Switch

    A new kind of pyramid scheme

    An FPS set in Egypt with roguelike mechanics? God-like powers? The kind of dark humour that could crack a smile on even the stoniest of face? Sign us up! Yes, the tongue-in-cheek action of Immortal Redneck has finally been officially confirmed for a Switch port, with a still too vague 'Q1 2018' slated in for a release...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Anthropomorphic Mystery Of Night In The Woods Arrives On Switch This Feb

    If you go down to the woods today...

    Indies from across the industry have been making Nintendo Switch's ever-growing eShop their home since the console launched last March, but one award-winning title has been keeping us waiting for a good 10 months now. Well, the wait is finally over as the charming, brilliant and poignantly melancholy Night In The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Masters of Anima Will Be Fighting Evil on Switch This Spring

    "Save your fiancée, and the world"

    Focus Home Interactive has announced that it will be bringing Masters of Anima, an original adventure game from Passtech Games, to the Nintendo Switch this spring. The game sees you follow Otto in his quest against the forces of evil in strategic, action-packed battles, where your ability to make tactical...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Super Chariot Arrives On The Switch Later This Year

    Drop dead awesome

    One of the better co-op games to grace the Wii U was that of Chariot, a bizarre platformer that saw you playing as a princess and her fiancé as they lug her father’s corpse through a cave system. The colorful graphics and enjoyable gameplay were definitely highlights, and naturally the co-op focus of the game seemed to make it a...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Chariot
  • Rumour LEGO DC Super Villains And LEGO Incredibles 2 Could Be On Their Way

    Danish blocks all round

    The rumour mill continues to pump out quality 'what ifs', with today's speculative news suggesting WB Games has two as-yet unannounced LEGO-based projects in development - a LEGO DC Super Villains game and a LEGO Incredibles 2 title to tie in with the upcoming (and long belated) film sequel. According to Comic Book, it...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Rumour
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