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  • News Nindies Respond To Nintendo Releasing High Volume Of Games On Switch eShop

    Fast times

    A bunch of Nindie developers recently spoke to IGN about Nintendo’s plans to release around 20 to 30 games on the Switch eShop per week.  The developer of Mutant Mudds, Jools Watsham, said he couldn’t see how the move would be positive for any of the involved parties, but did believe it was essentially out of Nintendo’s...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nindies
  • Video Telltale Releases New Trailer For The Walking Dead: The Final Season

    Clem is in danger

    Last month, Telltale Games confirmed ‘The Final Season’ of The Walking Dead video game series would be arriving on the Switch in late 2018. Now, a new trailer has been released, briefly highlighting the school Clementine stumbles upon. Here she will start a new life as the leader of a young group of survivors while...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch Upcoming Releases
    • Telltale
    • The Walking Dead
  • News Tingle Was Going To Star In A Horror Game Until It Got Axed And Replaced By Dillon’s Rolling Western

    When paths collide

    As much as Tingle divides The Legend of Zelda fanbase, the stories he continues to provide the Nintendo community are priceless. During a chat with Kotaku about Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers, Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe revealed the quirky fairy hopeful - starting out in Majora’s Mask - was going to be the star of a...

    • Tingle
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Dillon
    • 3DS
    • 3DS eShop
  • News Unreal Engine Update “Significantly” Improves Nintendo Switch Development

    Stability not included

    The Unreal Engine is known for powering plenty of games on the Nintendo Switch. With this in mind, Epic has just released version 4.20 of the Unreal Engine. This iteration "significantly" improves Nintendo Switch development with performance and memory enhancements. The technical rundown is below: Support for Dynamic...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Unreal Engine
    • Epic Games
  • News Mattel Is Releasing Mario Kart Themed Hot Wheels Racers

    A match made in heaven

    We might have seen Super Mario themed Hot Wheels racers in the past, but Mattel’s latest collaboration with Nintendo takes it to the next level. According to Comicbook.com, the toy manufacturer is releasing a new line of Hot Wheels cars based on Nintendo’s long-running racer, Mario Kart. The series will feature eight...

    • Nintendo
    • Mattel
    • Hot Wheels
    • Mario
    • Mario Kart
  • News Memorrha, A Puzzle Game In The Style Of The Witness, Is Coming To Switch In 2019

    Challenging and beautiful

    It was only yesterday our hopes were shot down when it was revealed the team behind the critically-acclaimed title, The Witness, had moved onto new projects. Fortunately, it appears Korion Games is more than happy to fill the void with its own beautiful and challenging 3D puzzle game, Memorrha, when it arrives on the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Memorrha

YesterdayWed, 18th Jul 2018

  • News Game Freak Says Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee May Be Forward Compatible

    Also comments on 2019 RPG

    With Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! still a handful of months away, there's still an awful lot that we don't know about the latest pocket monster-catching titles. One of these unknown areas is how the games will connect to other titles; we know that there will be interaction with mobile sensation Pokémon...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
  • News Digimon Survive Is A Brand New Digimon Game Coming To Switch Next Year

    With Bandai Namco at the helm

    It appears that the Nintendo Switch is getting its first dose of Digimon-shaped goodness, with a brand new game from Bandai Namco called Digimon Survive expected to launch sometime next year in Japan. The game has reportedly been announced in this week's Famitsu magazine, with details now being circulated among...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Digimon
  • Random Sega Has Hidden A Lovely Secret Message In Sonic Mania Plus' Artbook

    Have you already found it?

    Sonic Mania Plus was released into the world yesterday, giving players yet another chance to bask in the nostalgia of the blue hedgehog's old-school style. If you've managed to grab yourself a copy of the game, you might have noticed a secret code that reveals a lovely message for eagle-eyed fans. The game comes with...

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    • Sega
    • Sonic
  • News The First Two Sega AGES Titles Are Launching On Switch Next Month

    Japanese release confirmed

    The announcement of Sega AGES a couple of months ago no doubt had fans of the company positively bursting with excitement; a range of digital-only re-releases of classic titles coming to Switch, AGES is essentially a Virtual Console service from Sega - doing what Nintendo'nt (and all that). Now, the weekly issue...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
  • News Octopath Traveler Smashes Its Way To Number One In Japan By A Huge Margin

    Captain Toad positions well, too

    The Japanese chart figures are finally in for last week and Octopath Traveler has grabbed the top spot without even the slightest bit of concern from competitors, securing 110,111 sales in its opening week. It's been another astonishing week for Nintendo on the whole, with games on Switch and 3DS securing nine...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Charts
  • News The Good Old Wii U Lives On As A Virtual Boy Replacement In WarioWare Gold

    You can't keep a good console down

    Recently, we covered some newly released trailers for the upcoming 3DS release of WarioWare Gold in Japan. Eagle-eyed Twitter user SMWikiOfficial spotted something in the main WarioWare Gold trailer which gave us a good chuckle:  This scene is from the 'Gamer' minigame in WarioWare Gold. Fans of the...

    • 3DS
    • Upcoming Releases
    • WarioWare
    • Wii U
  • News Super Rare Games Announces A Whopping Nine Physical Switch Releases

    Goodbye bank balance

    Super Rare Games has announced an avalanche of partnerships with indie developers, bringing a grand total of nine wonderful games into the world of physical releases. Working in a similar way to Limited Run Games, all of these titles will have a limited number of copies available to buy. Each of these nine games will be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Rare Games
  • News No Joke, South Park: The Stick Of Truth Is Heading To The Switch eShop This Year

    Embark on an epic quest

    Earlier this year in April, Ubisoft released South Park: The Fractured But Whole on the Switch. As satisfying as the bad-mannered turn-based RPG might have been, it didn’t hide the fact the original game was still unplayable on Nintendo’s latest device. Now, in its latest financial report, Ubisoft looks to be rectifying...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Ubisoft
    • South Park
  • News Tomorrow's Mario Tennis Aces Update Aims To Fix Bowser Jr.'s Unfair Advantage

    And some other tweaks, too

    Mario Tennis Aces is about to be updated to Version 1.1.2, tweaking certain elements of the game and nerfing Bowser Jr.'s supremacy on the court. Bowser Jr. has been causing a bit of a stir among Mario Tennis Aces players, with his extra long reach giving him an unfair advantage, sweeping up shots that would...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Switch Game Sales Make Up Five Percent Of Ubisoft’s Total Earnings In Record First-Quarter

    Slow and steady

    Ubisoft has released its record first-quarter sales figures for 2018-19, with the French publisher banking €400 million ($466 million) in total. The financial report reveals Nintendo Switch titles brought in a total of five percent of sales during this period, which is a four percent increase over the previous first quarter...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
    • Sales
  • News Octopath Traveler Director Shares The Three Key Elements Behind The Game's Success

    The thought process explained

    Square Enix's Octopath Traveler launched on Switch last week, seeing tremendous levels of success right from the off. The game has been selling out all over the world, actually forcing the developer to issue an apology to fans who have missed out, and it even managed to go straight to

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Octopath Traveler
  • Talking Point Switch's Blazing First Year Means Fewer Games In 2018 Shouldn't Be A Concern

    A tough act to follow?

    Given how successful 2017 was for Nintendo, following up on that success was always going to be hard. The Switch launched at the start of the year and was quickly blessed with one of the best year-one libraries we've seen in quite some time; smash hit after smash hit arrived on store shelves giving the console enough momentum...

    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Soapbox Fortnite's Motion Controls Leave a Lot to Be Desired

    Nothing like the glory of Splatoon 2

    The Fortnite devs have clearly been listening to their fans, as at the very start of Season 5 of the game, we were gifted with something that people have been cleating on about for some time, us included. Yes, the inclusion of the oft-contentious motion controls that have grabbed Switch players hearts and won't...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Splatoon 2
  • Guide Octopath Traveler Job Shrines Locations

    Get a job

    In this guide, we're going to help you find all of the Job Shrines Locations in Octopath Traveler. There are eight of these in total, and finding them allows your character to take on secondary jobs. This allows them to use skills previously only available to other party members. For example, if you start with Olberic, you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Octopath Traveler
  • News Critically Acclaimed The Witness Probably Won't Make It To Switch Despite Recent Mobile Ports

    "We're working on new projects now"

    The Witness is a 3D puzzle game that initially released in 2016, instantly becoming subject to a high level of praise from critics and fans alike. Directed and produced by Jonathan Blow, the talented mind behind the also-loved Braid, the game eventually made its way to the Nvidia Shield and iOS devices last year,...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Drugs, Military Coups And Reshoots: The Amazing Story Of Street Fighter: The Movie

    "How can you see that movie and think it’s funny by accident?"

    The 1994 Hollywood adaptation of Capcom's million-selling Street Fighter series has gone down as something of a cult classic, which is movie code for saying "it was terrible". Released to almost universally scathing reviews, it nevertheless turned a profit and today is viewed with...

    • Street Fighter
    • Retro
    • Movies
  • News Funko Secures Fortnite Deal, Joining Pokémon For Even More Pop! Figures

    Big names are being snapped up

    Just a few short days ago, toy manufacturer Funko revealed that it will be bringing a new line of Pokémon Pop! Figures to stores. Starting with Pikachu (of course), this series could include a variety of different creatures - Funko has even invited fans to share their suggestions. As if Pokémon wasn't quite big...

    • Fortnite
    • Toys
    • Accessories
  • Video Japanese WarioWare Gold Trailer Is Four Minutes Of Microgame Insanity

    Weird, wacky and wonderful

    WarioWare Gold is out next month on the 3DS and in preparation for the release, Nintendo’s Japanese YouTube account has uploaded a new four-minute overview trailer of the game. The recent demo made available on the 3DS eShop at the start of this month allowed players to go hands-on with Wario's latest outing, and this...

    • 3DS
    • 3DS eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • WarioWare
    • Japan
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    Review Super Destronaut DX

    Get the duck (and 3D) out

    Some say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and one of retro gaming's founding fathers Space Invaders has endured plenty of sycophancy over the last four decades. After appearing on the Wii U in 2015 and proclaiming the inclusion of a pixelated duck in its 2016 sequel before utilising the 3DS hardware a year...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Destronaut DX
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Will Be Playable At Evo 2018 Alongside Melee Tournament

    So much Smash Bros. action!

    Nintendo has revealed that it will be bringing a demo of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Evo 2018 this year, alongside the Super Smash Bros. tournaments already scheduled to take place. Evo, or the Evolution Championship Series, is a yearly esports event that has players battling it out in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Mutant Mudds Collection Is Getting A Limited Edition Physical Release

    Three games in one

    The lovely Jools Watsham has revealed Atooi will be releasing a limited edition physical version of Mutant Mudds Collection on the Nintendo Switch with the help of the London-based publisher, Super Rare Games. It’s going to be so limited, there will only be 4,000 copies of the game available. It will also come with trading...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Second Story DLC For South Park: The Fractured But Whole Arrives On 31st July

    Includes new campaign and a new class

    In addition to the news about South Park: The Stick of Truth arriving on the Switch eShop some point before September, Ubisoft and South Park Digital Studios have announced the second story DLC pack for South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be released on the Nintendo Switch on 31st July. ‘Bring the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Ubisoft
    • South Park
  • News N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure Brings Gorgeous Storytelling To Switch

    Coming later this year

    Game publisher Soedesco has announced that N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure, which previously launched on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4, is headed to Switch this October. In the game, players assume the role of a young boy, wandering through a mysterious dreamlike world to explore the touching story of his...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Crazy Doodle-Art Shooter State Of Anarchy: Master Of Mayhem Is Headed To Switch

    "Intense run and gun action"

    Indie game studio Lapovich has announced that State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem will launch on Nintendo Switch on 1st August. The game is a light-hearted shooter that aims to put a smile on your face as you play. Your town is on fire, anarchy reigns the streets, and aliens are going crazy in the sky - it's up to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Bomb Chicken Developer Nitrome Open To DLC If eShop version “Sells Well Enough”

    Physical release also on the cards

    Following the recent release of Bomb Chicken on the Switch eShop, the developers of the title - Nitrome - held an AMA over on Reddit. The most frequent questions that popped up throughout the discussion were in regards to DLC and an eventual physical release of the game. Nitrome was rather honest, saying how it...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nitrome
    • Bomb Chicken

Tuesday17th Jul 2018

  • News A Digital Copy Of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Will Use Up Over Half Of Your Switch's Memory

    Bigger than Smash on Wii U

    Nintendo fans around the world are positively bursting with excitement about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at this point; the latest entry to the series will re-introduce every character that has ever graced the franchise's games and we only have a handful of months to wait until it releases. If you're hoping to buy...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Smash Bros
  • Guide Octopath Traveler Beginner's FAQ - Best Character, Breaks & Boosts, And Path Actions Explained

    Safe travels

    Square Enix has kindly graced the Nintendo Switch with a brand new JRPG epic – and an exclusive one, no less – with the launch of Octopath Traveler last week. It artfully combines old school aesthetics with modern day trimmings to revitalise one of our favourite genres of all time. While it's not the most difficult JRPG to get...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Octopath Traveler
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    Review Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion

    A faithful comedy RPG that’s lacking depth

    Adventure Time is one of the best modern cartoons currently on the air. It’s nearing the end of its long run with its ninth and final season, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a show that’s so consistently funny for viewers of all ages while mixing in emotionally mature themes and content in one...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Adventure Time
  • News Out Of The Blue, Ubisoft Has Released Hungry Shark World On Switch eShop

    When you need a bigger boat

    Earlier this year a listing in South Korea revealed Hungry Shark World by Ubisoft was swimming towards the Nintendo Switch. With the waters seemingly still, out of the blue, the game has now appeared on the Switch eShop for $9.99. Developed by Ubisoft Studio, Future Games of London, Hungry Shark World originally started...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Ubisoft
    • Hungry Shark
  • News Hollow Knight: Gods & Glory Arrives On Switch August 23rd

    Free, fun and infuriating

    Team Cherry’s Hollow Knight has performed tremendously well, sales-wise, since it was released on the Switch eShop last month. The game sold over 250,000 copies within the first two weeks and was positively received by players and critics alike. With the eShop launch now out of the way, the Australian-based developer has...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Make Your Official NES, SNES And Mega Drive Controllers Wireless With 8BitDo DIY

    No tricky soldering required

    8BitDo has been gracing Nintendo fans with a whole range of controllers and accessories for some time now, with fancy wireless setups for the NES and SNES-themed pads, Switch controller alternatives, and more. Now, though, the company is giving you the opportunity to mod your own official controllers from home. To...

    • NES
    • SNES
    • 8BitDo
    • Accessories
  • News Dark Horse Reveals Yet Another Stunning Legend Of Zelda Artbook

    Special Edition of 'Creating A Champion'

    Dark Horse Comics has been working closely alongside Nintendo for quite some time now, offering fans a fantastic collection of books providing artwork, info, and background lore that might have otherwise slipped under the radar. The company isn't done just yet, either, as it has now announced yet another book...

    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Dark Horse Comics
    • Nintendo
  • News Germany Bans Retailers From Listing Video Game Pre-Orders With Vague Release Dates

    A win for consumer rights

    There’s currently plenty of commotion regarding micro-transactions in video games, and now a ruling by German courts means vague release dates for pre-orders of video games are no longer allowed. According to Heise, and verified by Eurogamer.de, the ruling came after a local consumer protection group raised the issue...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Legal
    • Germany
  • News Nintendo's Long Lost Arcade Game Sky Skipper Flies Onto Switch This Week

    A slice of history

    During the Nintendo Treehouse Live events at E3 this year, Nintendo revealed that Sky Skipper - an almost-forgotten arcade game from the '80s - would be coming to Switch. The time has finally come for us to try the game out for ourselves, with a 20th July release date now confirmed for Japan. In case you haven't heard the story...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Retail Release Of The Banner Saga Trilogy Requires Net Download And microSD Card

    A struggle with constraints

    The Banner Saga games have been positively received on the Nintendo Switch thus far, so it’s no surprise last week’s announcement of the retail version - The Banner Saga Trilogy - was welcomed with open arms by fans of the turn-based RPG.  Now, the box art for the retail version of the game has

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo’s Virtual Boy Gets A Revival Thanks To Emulator For Oculus Rift VR Headset

    The wonders of today

    The Virtual Boy has been predominantly inaccessible to the majority of Nintendo fans since its original release. It was hardware arguably ahead of its time, but also technology that was unable to compete with modern standards of the era. The Nintendo 64 was after all released a year later in 1996 and blew the console industry...

    • Nintendo
    • Virtual Boy
    • Retro
    • VR
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  • News Never Lose Your Switch Again With This Handheld Mode Protective Case

    Pretty in pink (and black)

    Gaming accessory maker snakebyte has unveiled the 'Tough:Case' for Nintendo Switch, giving players a way to keep their console safe from nasty bumps while playing in handheld mode - and making sure that you'll never misplace it ever again. Designed to fit perfectly around both the tablet part of the system and its...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • snakebyte
  • News Japanese Players Vote Hollow Knight As The Most Recommended Digital Switch Game This Month

    The Cherry on the cake

    Every month, Nintendo invites Japanese players to take part in random questionnaires to determine which games they would like to recommend - a slightly different form of user reviews, if you will. This is often a great way for smaller, indie titles to reach a new audience, as players often vote for the potentially hidden gems...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
  • News Guts And Glory Brings Bonkers Death-Defying Action To Switch This Week

    And the "deadly Kangaroo Avengers"

    tinyBuild Games has revealed that Guts and Glory is making its way to Nintendo Switch this week, probably taking the title of being the most bonkers game on the platform to date. Guts and Glory describes itself as "the craziest game show on earth" and essentially features a cast of very ordinary people competing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Metal Gear Movie Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts Wants To Make A "Crazy" Metroid Movie

    Yes please!

    Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the man who is currently directing a Metal Gear movie adaptation, has discussed his "crazy" ideas for a potential Metroid movie. Vogt-Roberts' love for video games is pretty obvious - not only is he working on a Metal Gear film, but his latest release, Kong: Skull Island, was littered with video game references,...

    • Metroid
    • Movies
  • News BAFTA-Nominated Interactive Drama 1979 Revolution: Black Friday Hits Switch Next Month

    Based on true events

    Indie publisher Digerati has announced that 1979 Revolution: Black Friday will be coming to Switch following its initial PS4 and Xbox One-only reveal. Created by iNK Stories, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday immerses players in the turbulent real-world events of the Iranian uprising. Based on true stories and historical...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Will Be Playable At San Diego Comic-Con This Week

    And you might be able to skip the queues...

    Nintendo will be making an appearance at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con from 19th July to 22nd July, bringing several awesome games along for the ride for attendees to enjoy. The star of the show will no doubt be the highly anticipated Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but other titles available to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Comic Con
  • News '80s-Inspired Side-Scrolling Shmup Black Paradox Is Headed To Nintendo Switch

    With a synthwave soundtrack

    Italian indie developer Fantastico Studio has revealed that its synthwave-styled, sci-fi shoot 'em up Black Paradox will be making its way to Switch later this year. In the game, you play as Black Paradox, a fierce bounty hunter who must defeat the biggest criminal organization in space, The Hellraisers. The game blends...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Check Out The Story And Mission Modes In My Hero One's Justice On Switch

    Wham!

    Bandai Namco has released a brand new trailer for the quirky anime fighter My Hero One's Justice, giving us more info on the game's story and mission modes. In Mission Mode, players will face a variety of different scenarios and challenging opponents, competing under special rules for each. As you fight through and complete these...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Rumour Fortnite Dataminers Find Evidence Of Future Vehicle Customisation

    Everyone likes dune buggies

    The insanely popular battle royale game, Fortnite, continues to grow at a rapid rate, with Season 5’s arrival last week bringing a whole host of changes including the introduction of vehicles in the form of all-terrain karts. As with all updates, it’s no surprise to discover that dataminers have been inspecting...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
  • News Runbow Deluxe Edition Sprints Towards 10th August Release Date On Switch

    Includes that wonderful soundtrack

    Runbow finally made its way over to the Switch on 3rd July, bringing its chaotic multiplayer mayhem to a whole new audience, and the long-promised Deluxe Edition is now just around the corner, too. This fancy boxed version contains a physical version of the main game, the Satura's Space Adventure DLC, all four...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

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