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  • Guide Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country: Combat Explained, Barney Stones, Slate Pieces, & Unique Monsters Locations

    Blade & Driver Combos, Chain Attacks, & More Explained

    To describe Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country as DLC is a bit misleading. There are tons of fully fledged games on Nintendo Switch that offer far less in terms of content, and some of those are even JRPGs themselves. Expansion is closer to the truth but standalone prequel is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country
  • Reminder The Dark Souls: Remastered Switch Network Test Is Starting Today

    Jot down these times!

    Just in case you've missed it, or in case you'd forgotten, the Dark Souls: Remastered network test is starting today, giving players the chance to have an early look at the game. For players in Europe, we are a mere matter of minutes away from the test at the time of writing; those in the US have a few more hours to prepare...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dark Souls
  • News Ubisoft Officially Reveals Sports Party Exclusively For Switch, Available 30th October

    Fun for the whole family

    Ubisoft has officially revealed that Sports Party will be released on Nintendo Switch on 30th October (after ESRB ratings had previously given the game away) and we have a fancy new trailer to celebrate. In this game, up to four players can get together and challenge themselves in six outdoor activities - Basketball,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Play It Loud With This Dedicated Portable Speaker For Nintendo Switch

    Charges the console, too

    We see a lot of accessories for the Switch here at Nintendo Life, with carry cases, extra peripherals, projectors, and lots more littering online stores around the world. Today, though, gaming device and accessory company YesOJO has unveiled a new portable speaker, something the company says is a "world first". As you can...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • News Fortnite Season Six Begins 27th September, 400% Match XP Event Taking Place This Weekend

    Where we droppin' this time?

    With Fortnite's fifth season now coming to a close, developer Epic Games has announced the start date for Season Six. If you hadn't already guessed from the title, that date is 27th September. Following on from last season's changeover, a bonus XP weekend is taking place to help players reach their final targets for the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
  • Anniversary Retro Studios Celebrates 20 Years In Gaming

    Now let's have some Switch games, please

    We imagine Retro Studios is one company that needs absolutely no introduction on these pages, but we're about to provide one anyway as the developer is today celebrating 20 years in the world of gaming. Yes, back in 1998, Retro Studios was born as a game development studio with Nintendo acting as a parent...

    • Retro Studios
    • Nintendo
    • Anniversary
  • Random Switch Online Service Launch Has Caused All Sorts Of Issues For Chinese Players

    Google servers to blame?

    As you're almost certainly aware by now, the Nintendo Switch Online service finally launched this week adding new functionalities to the console's online offerings and introducing a new, paid-for subscription. Well, this service has rolled out in China, too - a country which has traditionally been a tough nut to crack for...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • China
  • Video Get Hyped With This Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country Launch Trailer

    Available for everyone today

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country is now fully available to all players, and Nintendo has released a brand new launch trailer to celebrate. This Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC addition, which is actually a standalone prequel that has received its own release, has no doubt been sitting at the top of every...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
    • Video
  • News BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition Has Been Revealed For Nintendo Switch

    Announced at Tokyo Game Show

    Arc System Works has announced BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition for Nintendo Switch. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, which this game is no doubt expanding upon, is a 2D fighter which released on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 back in 2016. The series combines classic traits of 2D fighting games with visual novel...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Roguelike Action Platformer Risk Of Rain Launches On Switch Out Of The Blue

    Surprise!

    Out of seemingly nowhere, Hopoo Games' acclaimed action-platformer Risk of Rain has launched on Nintendo Switch. The announcement comes from the game's official Twitter account (and from the eShop, where it now resides), which has let fans know that you can go ahead and give this one another play on Nintendo's latest console. The game was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Turn-Based Strategy Game Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics Gets Shiny New Launch Trailer

    Challenge the Nazi terror

    Auroch Digital has released a brand new trailer for Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics, the turn-based strategy game headed to Switch later this year. The trailer has been shared to coincide with the game's Steam release date announcement, where the title will be available on 4th October; console versions are still set to arrive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Rumour The Brand New Pokémon From Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Has Potentially Leaked

    Pokémon GO files reveal

    It appears that a brand new Pokémon has been unintentionally leaked from the network traffic of Pokémon GO, presumably being the new character that has been promised to appear in the upcoming Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! games. Images of this potential new Pokémon have been shared online by @Chrales,...

    • Rumour
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
  • News Grab The New Fortnite Switch Bundle From The Nintendo UK Store, Pre-Orders Now Live

    Free Fortnite goodies included

    Earlier this week, Nintendo revealed a brand new Fortnite Switch bundle set to be released across Europe and North America. Wasting absolutely no time whatsoever, pre-orders for the bundle have now started to go live, starting with the Nintendo Official UK Store. If you missed the news, this bundle includes a Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Hardware
    • UK
  • News Overcooked 2 Will Receive New Game+ Mode To Heat Things Up In The Kitchen Next Month

    Time for dessert!

    Team17 has revealed that co-op, party-strategy game Overcooked 2 will soon be receiving an update to include a 'New Game+' mode. If you're unfamiliar with the game, Overcooked 2 tasks you and up to three friends with preparing, cooking, and sending out meals for hungry customers in an incredibly frantic - but fun - environment...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Soapbox Nintendo's Excuses Regarding Cloud Saves Aren't Good Enough

    The onus is on Nintendo to find a way to combat cheaters

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, Nintendo Life Operations Director Darren Calvert voices his opinion on the state of Switch cloud saves, and why Nintendo needs to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Cloud Saves
    • Soapbox
    • Features
  • News Rocket League Now Has More Than 50 Million Players Worldwide

    Cross-play uniting and growing the community

    Rocket League might not be the game of the moment, but it's definitely had its fair share of time in the spotlight over the past number of years. Since its initial launch in 2015, its community has grown more and more thanks to the game's release on multiple platforms - including the Nintendo Switch - and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Rocket League
  • News Motion Twin Outlines Upcoming Dead Cells Content, Wants To Know What Players Would Like

    Looking ahead

    Following a positively-received launch on all platforms, Dead Cells developer Motion Twin is now looking towards the game's future. Even though most of its staff are currently on a well-deserved break after three years of solid development, two of the game's team members took time out to explain some of the post-release content...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
  • News Police Arrest Teacher Who Got His Daughter To Steal "Gameboy DS" From Prize Machine

    Learning about the law

    Earlier this week, we reported on a man in the US who got his daughter to climb into a Bandai Namco BarBerCut Lite cabinet so she could retrieve a number of Nintendo-themed prizes. At the time, a hostess in a restaurant opposite the machine who saw the entire act said the man ran off with multiple prizes including a "Gameboy...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Bandai Namco
  • News Nintendo And Panasonic Filed Patent Applications For Two 'Quality Of Life' Devices In February

    Dead or alive?

    In June this year, there were suggestions Nintendo's 'Quality of Life' initiative was dead. At the time, it was linked to a dramatic fall in the company's share price. Hardware partner Panasonic had also reportedly withdrawn itself from the project in March. The last official acknowledgment was when Nintendo's Annual Report for 2017...

    • Nintendo
    • Japan
  • News Embrace The Pirate Life When Don't Sink Sails Onto Switch eShop Later This Year

    Stay afloat

    Aspiring pirates can look forward to sailing the high seas this fall when Hitcents, in partnership with Studio Eres, brings Don't Sink to the Switch eShop. This colourful looking pixel title is described as a "sandbox-adventure-pirate-RPG" drawing inspiration from classic video games such as Sid Meier's Pirates and Pirates of the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Final Fantasy Composer Nobuo Uematsu Takes Indefinite Break Due To Health Problems

    Hopes to return in the future

    If you have ever played one of Square Enix's Final Fantasy games before, you will have probably heard Nobuo Uematsu's work. The famous Japanese composer, aged 59, is occasionally referred to as the "Beethoven" of video game music and has been working at Square since 1985. In the latest post on his Line blog page, Nobuo...

    • Square Enix
    • Final Fantasy

YesterdayThu, 20th Sep 2018

  • Guide Nintendo Switch Online FAQ - Everything You Need To Know - Pricing, Cloud Saves, NES Games

    Got questions about Nintendo Switch Online?

    Updated with sections to make it easier to navigate. Also included games that don't support cloud saves, updated the NES games list, and included a list of games that support the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app. Also included a list of the games that require Nintendo Switch Online for online play...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Guides
  • News Hackers Are Already Uploading Additional Games To The Switch NES Library

    Here we go again

    The NES library associated with Nintendo Switch Online has just been released and already hackers have found a way to upload additional titles to the service. According to reports from Kotaku, the NES emulators on the Switch and the NES Classic function in a similar way - making it possible for hackers with modified systems to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Online
  • Feature Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Team Talk Torna, Female Blades And The Ending That Never Made It

    A tale of Alrest

    Nintendo Life recently had the opportunity to talk to the production team behind Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country. Over the course of our conversation with Tetsuya Takahashi, the game's Executive Producer from Monolith Soft, Koh Kojima, the Producer (also from Monolith Soft) and Genki Yokota, the Director from...

    • Interview
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles
    • Features
  • News Last Year's N64 Trademark Has Finally Been Approved, N64 Mini On The Way?

    Things are looking promising

    Back in July 2017, we reported on the fact that Nintendo had recently filed a trademark application for the Nintendo 64 controller in Europe, leaving fans dreaming of the possibilities of an upcoming Nintendo 64 Mini console. Now, new information has come to light which shows that the trademark has finally been accepted,...

    • Nintendo 64
    • N64 Mini
    • Nintendo
  • News Sega AGES Finally Launches In The West, Sonic And Thunder Force IV Available Now On Switch

    Gotta go fast (to the eShop)

    After months of speculation, we're happy to reveal that the Sega AGES range has finally launched on Switch in the west. Sega of America has today announced that the first two titles of Sega AGES, Sonic the Hedgehog and Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar (also known as Thunder Force IV), are now available digitally...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide What To Do If Cloud Saves On Nintendo Switch Online Aren't Working As They Should

    Back it up, back it in

    Nintendo's new cloud service for backing up saves is a good idea in theory. If the worst happens to your console you can continue your adventures on a new system without breaking a save-data-loss-themed sweat. Backups are even handled automatically, so you needn't worry about remembering to do it yourself all the time. But...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Splatoon 2
    • Features
    • Guides
  • News The Last Generation 7 Pokémon Zeraora Is Coming To Ultra Sun And Moon Next Month

    Complete that Pokédex

    The Pokémon Company International has revealed that Zeraora, a mythical Pokémon that just so happens to be the final entry in the Pokédex at present, will soon be made available to western players in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. The announcement comes alongside a new Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion, Sun &...

    • 3DS
    • Pokemon
  • Nintendo Download 20th September (North America)

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna, Valkyria Chronicles 4, The Gardens Between!

    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 a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch retail:...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Video New Super Mario Party Trailer Shows Lots Of Footage And Strangely Coloured Joy-Con

    Over four minutes of fun

    Nintendo has released a launch trailer for Super Mario Party - despite the game not actually launching for another couple of weeks - giving us a good, lengthy look at the all the fun on offer. As well as showing footage of various minigames and boards that players will be exploring, the trailer also showcases how the single...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Mario
    • Video
  • Video Take A Look At Square Enix's Trailers From The 2018 Tokyo Game Show

    Final Fantasy and more

    Square Enix has shown new trailers for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition, World Of Final Fantasy Maxima and Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! at this year's Tokyo Game Show. In addition to this, it was also revealed

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • Nintendo Download 20th September (Europe)

    Beat Em Ups! Fishing! Scribblenauts!

    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 a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail - New Releases: Legendary Fishing (Ubisoft, €29.99 /...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Excitebike Joins The Hamster Arcade Archives Collection On Switch Tomorrow

    Screenshots contained within

    One of the more well-known titles from the NES era is Excitebike - a motocross racer developed and published by Nintendo back in 1984. If you're wanting to relive the title once again you're most certainly in luck, as a version of the game is arriving on Switch tomorrow (21st September) as part of Hamster's Arcade...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Velocity 2X - A Finely-Tuned Arcade Extravaganza That Will Seriously Test Your Talents

    Faster than greased lightning

    In 1975, a Hungarian psychologist named Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (try pronouncing that one out loud) coined the term 'flow', referring to a state of mind in which one becomes so enchanted or focused on something that all sense of space and time outside of that focus point essentially seems to disappear. The state of flow...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Velocity 2X
  • News Hori's D-Pad Joy-Con Will No Longer Gobble Up The Switch Battery Life

    Firmware update saves the day

    In the month of July, Japanese peripheral maker Hori issued a statement on its website warning customers about a battery-draining issue linked to ts Joy-Con with a full D-Pad arrangement. Hori even reached out to us at the time with a statement about the problem: We are working to have this issue resolved by the time...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Hori
  • News GungHo Shares New Information About HD Version Of Grandia And Dreamcast Sequel

    A western exclusive, for now

    Around the time of this year's Tokyo Game Show, Game Informer was given the opportunity to visit GungHo's offices and find out a bit more about the upcoming remaster of the first two Grandia games - expected to arrive on multiple platforms, including the Switch, in the near future. The most surprising news, apparently,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Scribblenauts Mega Pack - Two Amazing Games That Are Worth Revisiting On Switch

    Word play

    It’s safe to say the Scribblenauts franchise hasn’t had the best of starts on Nintendo Switch. Despite all the charm and charisma in the world, the lifeless Scribblenauts: Showdown somehow took all those likeable qualities, boiled them down to their bare mechanics and packaged them up as a boring party game. Would that be it for...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Scribblenauts Mega Pack
  • News Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit Has Disappointing Launch In Japan, Switch Still Best-Selling Console

    Last week's Japanese charts

    Figures are in for the Japanese gaming charts, covering the 10th - 16th of September, and Nintendo's major new release of the week - the Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit - managed to snag a debut spot at number five. Sales figures show that it failed to reach the lofty heights of the previous Labo designs, however...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Review Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse - An Old-School Point-And-Click Adventure In Every Sense

    Puzzlingly pedestrian

    The Switch isn’t short of superb narrative adventures. From Night in the Woods to Thimbleweed Park, via Oxenfree and Gone Home, the platform’s got fans of loquacious conversation and perplexing puzzles pretty well covered. Now, into this mix, comes another blast from the recent past (something the Switch sees a lot of, of...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Broken Sword
  • News Limited Run Games Reveals Golf Story Collector's Edition, Pre-Order Next Friday

    Hole in one

    Physical distributor and specialist Limited Run Games has revealed the Golf Story Collector's Edition for $79.99 on its Twitter page. The game will "get physical" on 28th September when pre-orders officially open. Adding to this announcement was the reveal of a partnership with Spoony Bard Productions and Infinite NES Lives to re

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Kickstarter Launches For The '3 Up', A Stylish Switch Carry Case That Adapts To Your Needs

    Holds 10 games and your other daily essentials

    We've seen a wide range of Switch carry cases over the last few months, all offering different benefits to suit various types of gamers and situations. Now, this '3 Up' case from Villager Supplies is aiming to provide a stylish solution that suits the everyday lifestyle of busy adults, and a Kickstarter...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • News The Nintendo Switch NES Controllers Are Now Available To Pre-Order In Europe

    Playing with power

    If you're wanting to play the Nintendo Switch Online's selection of NES games in style, then you've probably been keeping an eye on the recently announced NES-style controllers for the console. The good news for European players is that the controllers are now available to pre-order directly from the My Nintendo store. With the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
    • Accessories
    • Europe
  • News SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Adds Street Smart And Prehistoric Isle

    More bang for your buck

    The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection for Nintendo Switch will include multiple titles from the Japanese veteran's library of work. As the November release here in the west draws closer, another two games have now been introduced in trailer form as a part of the collection. The first is Street Smart, a 1989 beat 'em up about...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • SNK
  • News Android 17 Is Being Added To The Character Roster In Dragon Ball FighterZ

    More Free content is also on the way

    The former villain and twin brother of Android 18 will soon be added to Bandai Namco's hit game, Dragon Ball FighterZ. According to a reveal in the latest issue of Japanese publication V-Jump, the DLC fighter Android 17 is due out in late September for approximately $4.99 / 500 yen. Alongside this, Bamco is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dragon Ball
    • Japan
  • News The Minecraft New Nintendo 2DS XL Is Coming To Europe After All, Available Next Month

    Game included

    Nintendo has officially revealed the Minecraft New Nintendo 2DS XL 'Creeper Edition' for Europe. Back in July, this luminous green beauty was confirmed for Japanese buyers alongside new Animal Crossing and Mario Kart bundles, but it was unclear whether or not the system would make it to western shores. Then, late last month, we...

    • 3DS
    • 2DS
    • Minecraft
    • Nintendo
    • Hardware
  • News Take Care Of Your Own Island When Summer In Mara Sails Onto Switch In 2019

    Fulfill your destiny

    If you've ever wanted to look after your own island, Summer in Mara could be the game for you. Arriving on the Switch in 2019, developer Chibig Studio describes the game as a single-player summer adventure. You'll take care of your own island, farm the land and craft new tools all for survival purposes. You can then set out on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Retro Side-Scrolling Platformer MagiCat Is Clawing Its Way To Switch Today

    "Handcrafted retro experience"

    The retro side-scrolling platformer MagiCat, which initially launched on Steam last summer, is headed to the Nintendo Switch. You won't have long to wait to get your paws on it, either, as the game actually launches today for $4.99. This one takes players on a quest to retrieve a stolen artefact, exploring the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Feature Velocity 2X Dev Opens Up About Publishing Woes And Chances Of A Sequel

    "We need to make it happen"

    Side-scrolling shooter hybrid Velocity 2X comes to the Nintendo Switch this week, after receiving critical acclaim when it was initially released back in 2014. Things took an interesting turn last month, however, as developer FuturLab suddenly became very vocal and honest about their publishing struggles in a series of...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Interviews
  • News Double Pug Switch Will Bring A Plentiful Portion Of Puppy Platforming To Switch Next Year

    Multidimensional platforming

    The EGX 2018 announcements are starting to creep their way out of the show floor, with a brand new platformer called Double Pug Switch being revealed for Nintendo's hyrbid platform. The game is the debut title from The Polygon Loft, and is described as a "challenging platformer" that puts you in control of a mischievous...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Deemo's Physical Switch Edition Is Coming To North America With Nintendo Labo Support

    Early 2019

    PM Studios and acttil have revealed that the physical version of rhythm hit Deemo will be released in North America in "early 2019". If you're unfamiliar with the game, Deemo is a music rhythm game which centres around the mystifying relationship between the titular Deemo and a young girl. Deemo must play and complete musical piano...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • North America

Wednesday19th Sep 2018

  • News Nintendo Switch Now Supports Digital Game Sharing, But There's A Catch

    The future is kind of here?

    The new update for the Nintendo Switch is live. It sees the launch of the paid online service including a growing library of classic NES games. In addition to this, the hybrid device now also supports digital game sharing across multiple systems. It's not exactly what you might expect when you hear the words "game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Online
  • Feature 5 Times Sony Shamelessly Copied Nintendo

    OMG you guys

    Today, Sony announced the PlayStation Classic, a micro-console which comes pre-loaded with 20 games, is bundled with two full-size replica controllers, connects to your TV via HDMI and is powered by a humble USB lead. Sound familiar? Of course it does, because it's blatantly inspired by the NES and SNES Classic Editions. Even the...

    • Feature
    • Sony
    • PlayStation
  • News Nintendo Switch System Update 6.0.0 Is Now Live

    A new era has arrived

    Nintendo has rolled out the big 6.0.0 update for the Nintendo Switch. Following this update and a system restart, you'll be prompted to update each of your Switch Joy-Con controllers. As previously explained, it means you will no longer be able to unlink your Nintendo account from your Switch user account. This update is a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • Soapbox We Like To Grumble, But Nintendo Switch Online Is Actually A Very Generous Offer

    So quit your complaining

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, Nintendo Life Guides Editor Glen Fox provides a counterpoint to the piece we ran yesterday about the general lack of excitement surrounding the NES games offered...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Sony Responds To Nintendo's Success With Its Very Own PlayStation Classic Mini Console

    Anything you can do...

    Out of the blue, Sony has revealed the brand new PlayStation Classic - a mini console variant that works in exactly the same way as Nintendo's very own NES and SNES Classic consoles. Yes, just like Nintendo's new creations, this tiny PSone-inspired machine takes the form of the original model, but at 45% the size of the...

    • Sony
    • NES Mini
    • SNES Mini
  • News NES Game Library On Nintendo Switch Is A Single Software Download

    The more you know

    There's not long at all until Nintendo Switch Online arrives and still, we're finding out more about how exactly certain aspects of the service will function. If you were expecting to see individual tiles for each NES game clogging up your Switch HOME Menu, it's worth pointing out all of these classics will be contained within a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Online
    • NES
  • Review Cities: Skylines - A SimCity Successor That Struggles To Shine On Switch

    The sky has a limit

    Have you ever aspired to a seat of mayoral power? Fancy yourself as the next Mayor Quimby? Okay, perhaps he’s not the best example of how to run a town, but spend a few hours with the power Cities: Skylines bestows upon you and you’ll begin to understand why Diamond Joe so often ran away from his duties. There’s just so...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Cities Skylines
  • Random Canadian Actor And Comedian Seth Rogen Shares Mind-Blowing Duck Hunt Secret

    Did you know?

    The 1984 NES game Duck Hunt might not have been announced for the Nintendo Switch digital service just yet, but that doesn't mean fans of the NES Zapper title have forgotten about it. Out of the blue, Candian actor and comedian Seth Rogen has shared a "hot tip" about the original Duck Hunt game that appears to have surprised many...

    • Random
    • Nintendo
    • NES
    • Retro
  • News Nintendo Is Bringing More Than 40 Playable Games To EGX This Week, Here's The Full List

    Full schedule included, too

    If you live in the UK, or don't mind a pretty costly flight to get here, you may well be attending EGX 2018 this week. Taking place in Birmingham, EGX is the UK's largest gaming event and the fun and activities come around at this time every year. Now, Nintendo has revealed its full lineup of playable games at the event -...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • EGX
    • Nintendo
  • News Sega Mega Drive Mini Release Has Been Delayed Until 2019

    Now aiming for simultaneous worldwide launch

    Gematsu reports Sega has now delayed the Mega Drive Mini originally scheduled to arrive in Japan this year. According to Sega, the response to the announcement in the west was bigger than it expected. There are now plans to give the system a simultaneous release worldwide in 2019. This covers the Genesis...

    • Sega
    • Mega Drive
    • Japan
    • Retro
    • Hardware
  • News Bayonetta 3 Development Going "Very, Very Well", PlatinumGames Feels "Excited"

    The game is "on course"

    It's been quite a while since we last heard anything to do with the upcoming Bayonetta 3; we know it's coming, and that it'll probably be fantastic, but things have pretty quiet over the last few months. Luckily, we now have a tiny update directly from the creators of the game - and things are sounding pretty great. Today,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bayonetta
  • News Dark Souls: Remastered Network Test Hits Switch This Week, Download Available Now

    Give it a whirl

    The Dark Souls: Remastered network test has now been officially rescheduled for 21st September - 23rd September on Nintendo Switch. If you want to have an early look at the game, and help the development team by sending them crucial information on the game's performance, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to get involved...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dark Souls
  • News Polymega Answers Critics With 25 Minutes Of Sega Saturn Gameplay Footage

    Sega Rally! Guardian Heroes! Panzer Dragoon!

    It's fair to say that the launch of the Polymega pre-order campaign didn't exactly go according to plan. The Polymega site was subjected to an attack just as the campaign went live which sent it down for a few days and meant many people weren't able to place their orders, and when the dust had settled...

    • Retro
    • Polymega
    • Sega Saturn
    • Hardware
  • Guide How To Sign Up For Nintendo Switch Online

    And what you should do with it

    Nintendo Switch Online is out now, providing online multiplayer, cloud saves, special offers, and multiplayer NES titles to the masses for a modest fee. That is, if you can figure out how to sign up for it. In this quick guide, we're going to run you through how to get set up so you can get a few rounds of Splatoon 2...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • Video Here's How Nintendo Switch Online Handles NES Gameplay Over The Web

    Now you're playing with online power

    Nintendo Switch Online launches today, and no doubt many of you will already have subscribed and gotten stuck into all that lovely cloud-saving, online goodness. However, perhaps the biggest draw at this moment in time is the fact that the service comes with a bunch of NES games which can be played over the web...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
  • Reminder Wireless NES Controllers For Switch Are Now Available To Pre-Purchase In North America

    Get them while you can

    The Nintendo Switch Online service is now live, meaning the recently announced wireless NES controllers can now be purchased from the official website, at least in North America. You must have a subscription to the Switch online service and the deal is limited to one pack per Nintendo account. The pack will set you back...

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  • News Get Money Off Those Lovely NES Controllers For Switch With My Nintendo Gold Points

    Currently in Europe only

    A new My Nintendo listing on the European version of the site has revealed that users of the service will soon be able to redeem vouchers towards the recently revealed NES controllers for use with Nintendo Switch Online. If you've missed the news, these new controllers are designed to work specifically with the new Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • Video The First Sega AGES Trailers Have Arrived For Sonic And Thunder Force IV

    Out now in Japan

    The first two Sega AGES titles are now available in Japan and, to celebrate, Sega has released brand new trailers for each title. Originally expected to launch in August, these two games are now available for Japanese players for 925 yen (approx. £6.30 / $8.30). While we still don't have a confirmed date for the games in the west,...

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    • Sega
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  • News The Nintendo Switch Mobile App Has Been Updated To Support Voice Chat On More Games

    Have a word

    The Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, which - until now - has been pretty much useless unless you're a keen Splatoon 2 player, has finally been updated to support more titles. Thanks to the introduction of Nintendo's new online service on Switch, it appears that everything is now receiving a much-needed boost in terms of features...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Smartphones
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  • News Legendary Pokémon Must Still Be Battled In Let's Go Pikachu, Mobile Connectivity Details Shared

    A harder capture

    The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo have released even more information regarding the upcoming Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! games coming to Nintendo Switch, this time exploring legendary Pokémon battles and the games' connectivity with Pokémon GO. In the new titles, players can use a Bluetooth...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Super Bomberman R Update Adds Castlevania Stage, Five New Characters And New Mode

    It just keeps growing

    Super Bomberman R may well have been one of the Switch's launch titles, releasing over a year and a half ago, but that hasn't stopped Konami from showering it with updates and support ever since. Now, the game has received yet another update and there's a whole lot of stuff to explore. First up is a brand new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Reminder Try Out Nintendo Switch Online With A Free Seven-Day Trial

    Available from the eShop

    If you've been hesitant to sign up to Nintendo's new online service, there's currently a free seven-day trial offer available from the eShop. This will not only allow you play your Switch games online, but it will also provide you access to the NES game library and cloud features. If you do decide to sign up, you'll need to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
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  • Review Reigns: Kings & Queens - It's Like Game Of Thrones Meets Tinder

    Swipe right to smite

    T’was the year 600 and King James did sit upon the accursed throne and verily decree that the age of darkness was at an end; henceforth, he would steer the kingdom away from the rocks of corruption toward prosperity. Forsooth, a kind and noble sovereign was he! Unfortunately, the harvest was an absolute disaster, all his...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Reigns Kings and Queens
  • Review The Gardens Between - A Chilled-Out Puzzle Title That Plays With Time Itself

    Island time

    For most games, it takes a little while for you potentially discover a moment that makes you exclaim out loud or grin like an idiot from ear to ear. But for The Gardens Between, that first ‘wow’ experience comes in its opening few minutes, and more keep coming thick and fast as you realise just how clever the time-bending nature of...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Gardens Between
  • News Latest Switch Update Allows You To Post Multiple Screenshots On Social Media

    Beats uploading one at a time

    One feature you might not have realised has been added in the latest Switch update, is the ability to post up to four video game screenshots from the same game (at once) to social media. Previously, you were only able to upload one photo at a time. In the long run, this is going to make uploading your favourite...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • News Animated Jigsaws: Japanese Women Is A Real Thing And It's Coming To Switch Next Month

    With a must-watch trailer

    Rainy Frog has announced that it will be bringing Animated Jigsaws: Japanese Women to Nintendo Switch early next month. As you can likely tell from the trailer, this game tasks players with completing moving jigsaw puzzles where the image is actually a video of various Japanese women going about their daily business. This...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Cyberpunk Bartender Game VA-11 HALL-A Serves Up A Sequel On Switch In 2020

    Booze 'em up

    If you like drinking and conversing with others down at your local, N1RV ANN-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action might be worth keeping your eyes on. Sukeban Games - the developers of the acclaimed booze 'em up VA-11 HALL-A - have announced a sequel in collaboration with Ysbryd Games. The team revealed the game will be released on multiple...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Check Out The Ferociously Fast Multiplayer Action Coming To GRIP: Combat Racing

    Out this November

    Wired Productions has shared a brand new trailer which gives us a taste of the multiplayer action we can expect to see in GRIP: Combat Racing, the upcoming futuristic racer on Switch. Speeding towards its fast-approaching November release on Nintendo's platform, GRIP: Combat Racing is set to offer players a ferociously fast...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News New Multiplayer Brawler A Gummy's Life Could Be The Switch's Answer To Gang Beasts

    Only the juiciest survive

    EP Games' multiplayer physics-based fighter A Gummy's Life is headed to Nintendo Switch, it has been confirmed. The best news? It'll be here as soon as next week. In this game, players must choose their favourite Gummy character and prepare to battle a group of sugary opponents inside a variety of physics-based matches...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Adorable Co-Op Puzzler Pitfall Planet Is Headed To Switch Later This Year

    Two is better than one

    Abstraction Games has announced that it will be bringing the adorable-looking co-op puzzle adventure Pitfall Planet to Nintendo Switch in "fall 2018". Featuring an instantly-lovable pair of robots, Pitfall Planet takes place on a distant and forgotten mining world full of troublesome danger at every turn. Players take control...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

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