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  • News Timed Switch Exclusive Murder By Numbers Mixes Phoenix Wright With Picross

    Piece together the truth one pixel at a time

    During Nintendo's Indie World showcase, we got our first look at the timed Switch exclusive, Murder By Numbers. The game is set in the '90s and takes place in Hollywood. The story is about an actress who finds herself starring in her very own murder mystery. Your job – with the help of your robot...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News PAYDAY 2 On Switch "Very Unlikely" To Receive Any Of The New Updates

    "we’ve been forced to make many hard decisions"

    Overkill Software – the team behind the cooperative first-person shooter PAYDAY 2 – has revealed it will most likely be ending updates for the Switch version of the game. Instead of quietly dropping the platform, the developer chose to be upfront about what was going on in a recent news post...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Celebrate '80s Gaming In This Week's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

    Old school

    The 1980s saw the birth of many iconic video game characters. It started off with Game & Watch and Pac-Man and a year later we got Mario and Donkey Kong. In the same decade, we saw Link, Mega Man and Samus for the first time ever. To celebrate this era, this Friday, on 13th December, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch will be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • Video Check Out Nintendo's Japanese 'Indie World' Presentation

    Celebrating Nindies

    Update Wed 11th Dec, 2019 02:54 GMT: Here's the full presentation a bit earlier than expected. The following games are on show: Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, What the Golf, Eastward, PHOGS, SYNAPTIC DRIVE, Killer Queen Black, Ori and the Blind Forest, To The Moon, Coffee Talk, Fight Crab, Graveyard Keeper, ABZU, Crystal Clash,...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nindies
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
  • News Play Together As A Squad In Tetris 99's New Team Battle Mode Update

    The 10th Maximus Cup starts tomorrow

    The tile-matching puzzle game Tetris has traditionally been about your own performance, but now in Nintendo's battle royale version – Tetris 99 – it's all about the team effort. A new update to this Switch exclusive has added a new team mode. In Team Battle Mode, you must select your favourite of four teams...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Tetris 99
  • News Monster Boy Sold More Copies On Switch Last Week "Than The Entire 5 Months Before That"

    The half-price sale paid off

    Last week, publisher FDG Entertainment held a sale for Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom to celebrate the game's first anniversary. It slashed the usual price of $39.99 / £34.99 in half for the first time ever. It looks like it was well worth it as well. According to an update on Twitter, FDG said the game sold more...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales

YesterdayTue, 10th Dec 2019

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards

    The best prices on Micro SD cards for Switch

    If you've picked up a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite recently and downloaded any games from the Nintendo eShop, it's highly likely that you'll be running out of internal storage space soon. Indeed, storage space is one of Switch's weaknesses, and the fact that there are so many amazing games coming to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Micro SD Cards
    • Features
    • Storage
    • Guides
  • News QubicGames Is Giving Away 10 Free Nintendo Switch Games To Everyone, Including You

    Here's how to get them...

    Publisher QubicGames has blown us away with an incredible Christmas offer which will allow everyone to claim ten free games on Nintendo Switch. The celebrations are kicking off today, so here's how to get involved... Ten games will be up for grabs to all Nintendo Switch owners from today until 24th December, and they'll be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Rare Devs Forgot To Remove "Realistic Shotgun" From Donkey Kong 64 Before Showing Miyamoto

    There was a "look of horror" on his face

    Last month, Donkey Kong 64 turned 20 years old. Since then, the development team behind the game has been doing the press rounds to celebrate the anniversary. During a recent interview with Games Radar, one of the creative leads George Andreas recalled a horrifying moment when Rare was showing the game to...

    • Random
    • Retro
    • Donkey Kong
    • Shigeru Miyamoto
    • Rare
  • Review Shovel Knight Showdown - A Smash Bros. Challenger That's Perfect For Switch Parties

    Have at you!

    After completing its record-breaking Kickstarter run for Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games had its work cut out in terms of keeping the promises it made with stretch goals. The much-lauded three additional campaigns were what drew the most reaction from press and fans, but one other mode was announced which didn’t seem to grab nearly as...

    • Reviews
    • Shovel Knight
    • Switch eShop
  • Watch Nintendo Indie World Showcase - December 2019 - Live!

    What do you hope to see?

    It's time, folks! Nintendo's back with another exciting Indie World Showcase, and you can watch the entire thing right here. It's kicking off at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm GMT / 7pm CET, promising "roughly 20 minutes of information on some upcoming indie games" for Nintendo Switch. Looking forward to it? Sit back, join the...

    • Live Chat
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Indie World
  • Video Nintendo Russia Surprises Frozen 2 Movie Audience With Free Switch Bundles

    Happy holidays

    Nintendo Russia hasn't had the best year, with the CEO Yasha Haddaji making headlines in January when he lost his temper on an official live stream and was then accused of violent behaviour and harassment in the workplace. Fortunately, this Nintendo branch has ended the year on a much happier note. As part of a special giveaway tied...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Russia
  • News Sony's MLB The Show Is No Longer A PlayStation Exclusive

    And Nintendo is excited

    Baseball fans who don't own a PlayStation will be pleased to hear the long-running sports series MLB The Show is no longer exclusive to Sony's hardware. Today, Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Baseball Players Association, Sony Interactive Entertainment, and San Diego Studio announced multi-year extensions to...

    • Industry
    • Business
    • Sony
    • Nintendo
    • PlayStation
  • Video Here's The Launch Trailer For Ashen, Switch's Latest Open World RPG

    Available already in the US

    If you're looking for your next adventure on Nintendo Switch, you might want to consider picking up Ashen. The game launched for the console and other platforms yesterday, bringing with it this new trailer (see above). To be more clear, Ashen is only actually available in North America at the time of writing - European...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Video
  • News Co-Op Action-RPG Dauntless Launches Today On Switch

    Includes "Stormchasers" content update

    Update: Check out the launch trailer above. Phoenix Labs' free-to-play action-RPG Dauntless is launching today, as revealed in the Nintendo Indie World Showcase. Announced almost exactly a year ago, the game i

    • Switch eShop
    • Dauntless
  • News Sports Story Is A Sequel To Golf Story, And It's Coming Exclusively To Switch

    With more sports!

    As part of today's Nintendo Indie World showcase, it has been revealed that Sports Story is headed exclusively to Switch. The game is a sequel to the much-adored Golf Story - a fantastic RPG that's more than worth your time - and as you might expect, more sports have arrived. As you can see in the tweet below, you can expect to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Streets Of Rage 4 Sees The Return Of The Beloved Character You All Asked For

    You asked for it

    It has today been confirmed that Adam Hunter will be a playable character in the upcoming Streets of Rage 4. Adam originally starred in the first Streets of Rage but wasn't present in either of its sequels, yet he remains a firm favourite with fans of the franchise. During today's Indie World broadcast,

    • Switch eShop
    • Streets of Rage
  • News Reggie Is Returning To The Game Awards As A Presenter

    He's back!

    Later this week, the 2019 Game Awards are taking place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Although Reggie Fils-Aimé has now officially moved on from his role as Nintendo of America's president, it turns out he'll still be making an appearance at this year's show. After all, he's been a huge part of the industry since he walked out...

    • The Game Awards
    • Reggie
    • Nintendo
  • News Axiom Verge 2 Revealed For Nintendo Switch, Here's A Sneak Peak

    Launching next fall

    Ending today's Nintendo Indie World showcase was a full reveal for Axiom Verge 2, which is unsurprisingly a sequel to the excellent Axiom Verge. Tom Happ, the game's creator, took to the stage to talk about the new game and show off a trailer. He says that he's been quietly working on the new release "for about four years", but...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News SuperMash Smashes Together Different Genres For A New Experience Every Time

    You'll never know what to expect

    Digital Continue's SuperMash will keep you on your toes when it launches in May 2020, as it allows you to take two different classic game genres and fuse them together to create a totally new experience each and every time. Set in a game store owned by a bother and sister, SuperMash revolves around a mysterious...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Switch Is Getting A New 'Premium' Fishing Simulator Today

    Fishing: Barents Sea – Complete Edition

    Launching today on Nintendo Switch is Fishing: Barents Sea – Complete Edition, a fishing simulator featuring realistic environments, officially licensed equipment and plenty more besides. The game offers a number of different types of fishing to master - such as longline fishing and net fishing - and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide The Best Nintendo Christmas Jumpers And Ugly Sweaters

    Garish gaming garments to keep you warm this Xmas

    You hear that? That jingle bell-tinged drone is the sound of inevitability. In amongst the socks and the boxes of deodorant you'll be gifted this holiday season, you can be sure there'll be an ugly festive jumper in there somewhere. Yes, even though granny's turned the thermostat to maximum and Dad's...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo
    • Clothing
    • Christmas
  • News Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Brings Turn-Based Tactical Strategy To Switch Next Month

    With all DLC included

    Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf, a game which fuses turn-based strategy and card game elements, is set to launch on Switch in the new year, it has been confirmed. The game is said to feature "an epic story campaign, unique PvE game modes, wide character customisation system, and a tremendous amount of weapons and equipment". The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Team17 Reveals The Survivalists, A New Sandbox Game Set In The Escapists’ Universe

    Battle, explore, puzzle-solve!

    As part of today's Nintendo Indie World showcase, Team17 has revealed The Survivalists for Nintendo Switch. The game is a 'survival-lite' sandbox game set in The Escapists’ universe which combines crafting, building, and even the odd bit of monkey training. Players must battle against the forces of nature across...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Boyfriend Dungeon Is A Dating Sim Where Your Soulmate Turns Into A Weapon

    Dreamy

    Kitfox Games has revealed that it is bringing its dating sim/dungeon crawler mashup Boyfriend Dungeon to the Nintendo Switch next year. Set in a world where boyfriends can also transform into powerful weapons, you'll need to find the perfect date in order to conquer the game's monster-filled levels. If you succeed in capturing their hearts,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Free GRID Autosport Updates Will Add Split-Screen And Online Multiplayer On Switch

    Just what the doctor ordered

    Two important updates are on the way for fans of GRID Autosport on Nintendo Switch, bringing some very welcome multiplayer-focused additions. The first, arriving at the start of next week, is set to introduce two-player split-screen and local wireless multiplayer for up to eight players. The second update, adding online...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Anime-Inspired Shoot ‘Em Up Sisters Royale Is Headed To Switch In The West

    A vertically-scrolling shmup

    Chorus Worldwide and Alfa System have announced that Sisters Royale, a vertically scrolling shoot ‘em up, will be launching on Switch in the west next year. The game is inspired by the anime aesthetic of Castle of Shikigami and stars five sisters with unique magical powers. Just like Castle of Shikigami, Sisters...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News SkateBIRD Could Challenge Untitled Goose Game For The 'Most Adorable Switch Bird' Crown

    Tony Squawk

    Not content with having the wonderful and adorable Untitled Goose Game alone, Nintendo Switch is set to receive yet another cute, bird-based title. Rather than an angry goose, this time we're dealing with skateboarding pigeons. Yes, SkateBIRD has just been revealed for a release on Switch, bringing a charming flock of little birdies...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • UK Charts Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Boosts Back Ahead Of Pokémon Sword And Shield

    But FIFA stays top of the pile

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 7th December, revealing that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has zoomed back up to third place, serving as Nintendo's strongest title of the week. The game has raced back ahead of Pokémon Sword and Shield for the first time since the new games launched last month, reinstalling itself...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Nintendo Has Been Taking On An Increased Number Of Graduates In Japan

    Figures rise year-on-year

    In Japan, Nintendo offers a number of graduate employment schemes for those looking to get a foot in the door. As anyone just coming out of the education system will tell you, any opportunity like this is hugely welcome, and Nintendo has been increasing its number of recruits year-on-year for a while now. The company has...

    • Nintendo
    • Japan
  • News The Talos Principle Brings Narrative First-Person Puzzling To Switch Today

    In Deluxe Edition form, no less

    After launching on PC back in December 2014, The Talos Principle is launching on Switch later today almost five years to the day after its debut. It's a single-player game from Croatian developer Croteam, the creators of the Serious Sam series, and launched to widespread acclaim five years ago. A first-person...

    • Switch eShop
    • The Talos Principle
  • News Blossom Tales Limited Run Physical Release Announced For Switch

    Orders open next Friday

    To mark the second anniversary of Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King, the action-RPG title will be receiving a Limited Run Games physical release, starting next Friday on 20th December. This retail release comes with three sheets of removable stickers and four background sheets so you can recreate scenes from the game. As...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Shares Reach 19 Month High As Switch Launches In China

    2019 shows an uphill trend

    Nintendo shares saw a rather significant spike today, ending the day in Tokyo at the highest point seen for the last 19 months. At the end of the trading day on 10th December, Nintendo's shares were sitting at 46,370.00 JPY. The jump is clear to see on the first of the charts shown below; the second chart shows how the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Business
  • News Experience Overwatch's Winter Wonderland Event On Switch For The First Time Ever

    Limited-time cosmetics up for grabs

    Update: Here's exactly what this year's Winter Wonderland event offers: NEW GAME MODE: SNOWBALL DEATHMATCH This year’s Winter Wonderland event ushers in a new mini-game mode, called “Snowball Deathmatch.” This is an 8-player free-for-all deathmatch where everyone will play as Mei with a modified Mei...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Overwatch
    • Blizzard
  • News Bake 'N Switch Mixes Overcooked With Smash Bros. For Some Co-op, Brawl-Based Baking

    Just what we kneaded

    Blending two genres we hadn't considered putting together, Bake 'n Switch is coming to Switch in summer 2020 and appears to mix equal parts party brawler and chaotic kitchen sim, as you can see from the reveal above (part of the overall Nintendo Indie World Showcase). Developed by Streamline Games, this couch co-op game is...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bake n Switch

Monday9th Dec 2019

  • Random Remembering When One Company Ruined Christmas For Some NES Owners

    A chastity belt, but for your console

    This Christmas, we'd imagine plenty of Switch consoles are going to make their way under trees all over the world, promising a legion of new players a pretty incredible holiday season. However, let's spare a thought for the kids back in 1989 who got a NES from Santa, only to find that their parents had also...

    • Random
    • Retro
    • NES
  • News This Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Trick Lets You Defeat Calamity Ganon With Just One Hit

    Just one expertly timed arrow

    We often describe The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the game that keeps on giving, with new tricks, glitches, speedrun revelations and plenty more besides still regularly being found almost thre

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Nintendo 'Indie World' Presentation Announced For Tuesday 10th December

    It's Nindie Direct time!

    Nintendo has revealed that it will be livestreaming an Indie World video presentation tomorrow, 10th December. The show will kick off at 6pm UK time / 7pm CET (so that's 10am PT / 1pm ET). It'll feature "roughly 20 minutes of information on some upcoming indie games" for Switch. Naturally, we'll make sure to host the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nindies
  • Review Shovel Knight: King Of Cards - A Worthy Swan Song To A Legendary Platforming Series

    The closing chapter of five years of shovelry

    Nearly seven years ago, Yacht Club Games launched the Kickstarter for Shovel Knight, thus beginning the long journey towards building one of the most recognizable characters in the indie gaming space. After a record-breaking response from the community, not only did the game receive the funding it...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Shovel Knight
  • News New Images Go Behind-The-Scenes Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2's Trailer

    Concept art, motion capture and more

    Nintendo ended its E3 2019 show with a bang earlier this year, revealing that a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was in development. We were treated to a teasing new trailer (which you can view above), showing Link and Zelda in a spot of bother. It's so creepy and mysterious - we love it...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Best Games To Buy For Your Nintendo Switch This Christmas

    The best games across all genres for your new Switch or Switch Lite

    Whether you've been riding the Switch train since Nintendo's hybrid handheld launched or you're just jumping on board this Christmas, there's no shortage of great games to play on Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite. But which Switch games are the best? There are so many to choose from,...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Christmas
  • Video Digital Foundry Says The Touryst Is "A Revelation" On Switch

    'On par with the best from Nintendo'

    Last month, we took Shin'en Multimedia's latest Switch release The Touryst for a good spin for review. We came away mightily impressed, partly thanks to the variety and all of the surprises on offer as you explore the game, but also because of its striking visual style and its flawless performance across both...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Video
  • News The Amazing Story Of How One Man's Fib Created A Nintendo Empire

    The lie that gave birth to Bergsala

    If you're a Scandinavian resident then there's an excellent chance that the name Bergsala will mean a great deal to you. This company has been instrumental in distributing and marketing Nintendo's products in countries such as Sweden, Denmark and Finland, and, more recently, became an investor in SteamWorld...

    • Retro
  • News Polymega Slips Into Early 2020, But It's Bringing Some Cool Stuff With It

    Intelligent patches! New screen filters! Impressive compatibility!

    Polymega's been in the oven for quite some time now, and, like so many new hardware projects, has been subject to a few growing pains. This ambitious system is aiming to be the ultimate retro box, allowing you to not only use your original games and controllers but also download your...

    • Retro
    • Hardware
    • Polymega
  • News Reggie's Game Awards Appearance With Xbox And PlayStation Bosses Almost Didn't Happen

    "I thought it had fallen apart"

    One of the highlights of last year's Game Awards was right at the very beginning of the show, as Nintendo of America's president at the time, Reggie Fils-Aimé, shared the stage with Xbox’s Phil Spencer, and ex-PlayStation boss Shawn Layden. It was a humbling display of solidarity between gaming's major rivals,...

    • The Game Awards
    • Reggie
    • Nintendo
    • Xbox
    • PlayStation
  • Hardware Review Race Away With Mario Kart Pro Mini & Deluxe Racing Wheels

    Move over tilt controls

    Racing games can be great fun, but you know what can make them even better? Playing them with a replica steering wheel (and no, not the ones you sink your Wii Remote or Joy-Con into.) Just ask anyone who’s been to an arcade and played something like Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, Crazy Taxi or one of the many Cruis’n games...

    • Features
    • Hardware Review
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • News M2 Is Bringing Toaplan's Back Catalogue To Modern Consoles

    Arcade lovers, rejoice!

    Tiger Heli. Zero Wing. Hellfire. Truxton. Slap Fight. Fire Shark. If those names just sound like the ramblings of a deranged madman, then you'll probably want to navigate away from this page as soon as possible, but if at least one of them has you grinning with nostalgic glee, then the next bit of news is going to make your...

    • Switch eShop
    • Toaplan
    • M2
  • News Minecraft Switch Players Can Finally Play With Their PS4 Friends From Tomorrow

    PS4's version of the game catches up

    The PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft is finally being updated to the unified, cross-platform-supporting Bedrock Edition tomorrow, it has been revealed. The news means that Minecraft fans playing on Switch will now be able to play with their friends who own the game on Sony's machine. The official Minecraft...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • PS4
    • Minecraft
  • Video Here Are The Weapons You'll Find In Bite The Bullet, A New Contra-Inspired RPG

    RPG + food = yes please!

    Next year, Bite the Bullet is set to combine two of our favourite things: RPGs and food. Before it does arrive on Switch, though, the developers have shared an early look at the weapons you can expect to get your hands on in-game. You see, the game features rogue-lite RPG elements which are centred around shooting, eating,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Fast-Paced Arcade Brawler Super Crush KO Blasts Onto Switch Next Month

    A beat 'em up, run 'n gun

    Graceful Explosion Machine developer Vertex Pop has today revealed that its next project, Super Crush K.O., will be blasting its way onto Switch next month. The game is a fast-paced brawler which combines beat-em-up and run ‘n gun action. Players take control of fashionable protagonist Karen - not that one

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Sonic "May Make An Appearance" At The Game Awards 2019, Says Geoff Keighley

    "There could be something fun"

    As we get ever closer to The Game Awards 2019 taking place later this week, more and more news seems to be spilling out about the event. This time, the show's creator has noted that Sonic the Hedgehog may be making an appearance. The news comes from a Periscope video hosted by the man himself, Geoff Keighley, which...

    • Sonic
    • The Game Awards
  • News Brief Battles Brings Butts, Pants And A Cast Of Indie Stars To Switch In February

    Crossovers with Yooka-Laylee, World of Goo and more

    Juicy Cupcake has revealed that its "butt 'em up" game, Brief Battles, is bopping its way to a Switch near you in February. A brand new trailer has been released (see above), revealing a 21st February release date and showing off plenty of the underwear-fueled party action you can expect to enjoy...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

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