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TodayTue, 17th Jul 2018

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
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    Switch

    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 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 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
  • 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 '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
  • 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 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 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 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
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
    • Headset

YesterdayMon, 16th Jul 2018

  • News Square Enix Issues Apology After Underestimating Huge Octopath Traveler Demand

    Selling well and selling out

    Much to the delight of pretty much everyone, last Friday finally saw the release of Octopath Traveler - Square Enix's gorgeous 'HD-2D' RPG. It seems that the game's popularity was hugely underestimated, however, with stock shortages leaving many fans without a physical copy. In Japan, Square Enix took to Twitter to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Square Enix
  • Deals Amazon Prime Day Is Happening Now In The US, More Nintendo Switch Bargains On The Way?

    Deals aplenty

    Amazon Prime Day kicks off today, giving buyers a whole day (and a half) to grab some crazy deals on the latest and greatest products - usually including lots of gaming goodies. The UK version of Amazon Prime Day started earlier on today - with two Nintendo Switch bundles and lots of games and accessories on offer - so we're hopeful...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Amazon
    • North America
    • Deals
  • News Nintendo's Lawsuit Against Mobile Developer Colopl Won't Stop Release Of White Cat Project On Switch

    Much-needed clarification

    When Japanese mobile developer, Colopl, announced a new White Cat Project game (also known as Shiro Neko Project) for the Switch last week during its 4th anniversary live stream, there was widespread confusion as to how it even got the go-ahead. At the start of this year in January, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Legal
    • Patent
  • Deals Grab A Bargain On Nintendo Switch Goodies On Amazon Prime Day In The UK

    Switch bundles, games and Micro SD cards on offer

    Love it or loathe it, Amazon Prime Day starts in the UK today at 12 noon and offers a day (and a half) of epic deals for Prime subscribers. If you're in the market for picking up a Nintendo Switch bundle then you're definitely in luck today as two deals are set to go live at 12 noon in the UK. One...

    • Deals
    • Amazon
    • UK
  • Rumour IMDb Lists Rhythm Heaven's The Chorus Kids For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Could it be?

    The news it out - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will feature every single character that has ever been present in the franchise before. It's an amazing fact, and will no doubt make for an amazing character roster to choose from, but will it end there? Well, if this IMDb listing is anything to go by, perhaps not. As you can see in the...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Smash Bros
  • Random Meet The Ten Year Old Splatoon 2 Star Who Is Probably Better Than You

    And by "you", we mean "all of us"

    Nintendo's family-friendly image, as well as its emphasis on designing games to be accessible by players of all ages, no doubt attracts younger gaming fans to titles like Splatoon 2, but the eSports world is still heavily dominated by older teens and young adults. This is potentially thanks to the fact that...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Head of Sonic Team Has Some Surprise Announcements To Share At This Year's Comic-Con

    What are you hoping for?

    It was only a few weeks ago SEGA was celebrating Sonic's birthday in Tokyo at a live steam event and soon it will be revealing even more surprises regarding the blue blur's upcoming plans at a panel at this year's Comic-Con. Scheduled for 19th July between the hours of 2:00 - 3:00 pm, the 'Sonic the Hedgehog's Way Past Cool...

    • SEGA
    • Sonic
    • Comic-Con
    • Takashi Iizuka
  • News The Bat Looks To Be Back On Switch As Batman: The Enemy Within Receives M Rating From The ESRB

    Return to Gotham City

    Earlier this year we reported Batman: The Enemy Within had received a rating by Germany's USK. While there's still no official word from Warner Bros. about the game coming to the Switch, there's now another rating for the title, this time from the ESRB.   The dark and gritty game was originally released in 2017 and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Batman
  • News Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 And 2 Has Got Rookies Covered With New Easy Mode

    Mega Easy

    As fun as Capcom's Mega Man series is, it's never exactly been a forgiving platformer. With this in mind, a recent post by Siliconera suggests the company's upcoming Switch titles, Mega Man X Legacy Collection and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2, will make play sessions less of a struggle this time around with the inclusion of a new 'Rookie...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Crash Bandicoot Holds Off Octopath Traveler And Captain Toad To Keep UK Number One Spot

    For a third consecutive week

    Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has managed to keep a firm grip on the UK number one chart position for physical sales this week, fending off the likes of Octopath Traveler and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker in the process. Crash has been dominating the UK charts for the last few weeks, ever since its...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
    • Charts
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    Switch eShop

    Review Candle: The Power Of The Flame

    Burning from both ends

    Unless you’ve been living in complete darkness, nestled under a rock that’s void of access to your trusty Switch console (and a Wi-Fi connection), you will have noticed the eShop is gathering quite the collection of eerie and melancholic platforming titles as of late. The likes of Limbo, Inside and Little Nightmares all do...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Candle
  • Random Sega Recreates Classic '90s Commercial For Sonic Mania Plus

    Blast from the past

    Sonic Mania Plus hits stores tomorrow and Sega has recreated one of its classic '90s TV adverts to celebrate - and promote! The video has been shared on Twitter from the official Sonic the Hedgehog account and features a store salesman desperately trying to get the customer to buy the "same generic games as everyone else"...

    • Random
    • Sega
    • Sonic
  • News Nintendo's Dominance In Japan Continues, Publishing Over Half Of 2018's Top-Selling Games

    Winning the game

    Last year was a fantastic one for Nintendo - the Switch launched in March, gaining universal excitement from the off, and a splattering of truly brilliant experiences like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey took the world by storm. As it turns out, despite not feeling quite as dramatic so far, 2018 isn't...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Sales
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    Switch eShop

    Review The Mooseman

    It belongs in a museum

    Coming from small developer Morteshka, The Mooseman is a 2D journey across ancient lands which takes inspiration from Finno-Ugric lore and the Chud tribes of Northern Europe. You control a wandering shaman able to perceive an ethereal plane where beasts reside in the landscape. You’ll encounter a host of animals and spirits...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Mooseman
  • News Nintendo Labo Contest Winners Include A Solar-Powered Accordion And A Teapot Minigame

    Amazing creativity!

    You may remember that Nintendo recently shared details surrounding its Nintendo Labo Creators Contest, asking players to come up with the greatest inventions they could muster to earn some fantastic prizes. Well, the North American winners have now been revealed and we're seriously impressed. The contest was split into three...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Labo
  • Rumour Go Vacation For Switch Might Include Online Play Based On eShop Listing

    Multiplayer madness

    Since Bandai Namco's Go Vacation was announced earlier this year, there's been a number of retailers listing online multiplayer. It's already been confirmed the title has co-op and competitive local multiplayer for up to four people, and now the Switch eShop is also noting online play for two to four players. The title is due...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review Samurai Shodown V

    Simpler shodown?

    Arriving at a time when the company was having financial difficulties, SNK handed development duties of Samurai Shodown V over to Yuki Enterprise. On the surface, it seemed like they’d crafted a typical sequel with all but one of part IV’s sixteen playable fighters making it across - along with a bunch of new characters and some...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
    • Samurai Shodown V
  • News Co-Op Party Shooter NoReload Heroes Is Firing Onto Switch This Week

    "No friends? No problem."

    An eShop listing has revealed that Forever Entertainment's NoReload Heroes is making its way to the Nintendo Switch this week. Developed by Stupid Stupid Games, NoReload Heroes is a chaotic co-op party shooter that has you fighting your way through randomly generated rooms filled with various types of enemies. As a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Shapeshifting Detective Will Bring Murder Mystery FMV Action To Switch This Year

    Shapeshift to solve the crime

    Wales Interactive has announced The Shapeshifting Detective for Nintendo Switch with an expected release window of "Q4 2018". The game is a supernatural, noir, murder mystery FMV, created by the team behind The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker. Dorota Shaw is dead, and the prime suspects are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Story-Driven Puzzle Game WILL: A Wonderful World Is Aiming For 2018 Switch Release

    A mature story

    CIRCLE Entertainment has announced that it will be bringing WMY Studio's WILL: A Wonderful World to Nintendo Switch, targeting a 2018 release. WILL: A Wonderful World is a story-driven puzzle game featuring a unique mechanic that has you influencing the game's tale through viewing and altering letters. As a ‘god’ you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Pixel-Art Escape Thriller STAY Will Be Breaking Out On Switch This Summer

    Can you escape in real time?

    PQube has announced that STAY, an award-winning, pixel-art escape adventure, will be arriving on Nintendo Switch "this summer". The game, which launched on Xbox One and PC this spring, follows the path of Quinn - a therapist who wakes up alone in a strange, locked room with nothing but a computer hooked up to an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Sunday15th Jul 2018

  • News Accessory Maker Bionik Gaming Is Releasing A Cable That Replicates The Nintendo Switch Dock

    Looks promising

    One of the common problems for Nintendo Switch owners is the fact the system is unable to hook up to televisions without the official dock on-hand. Although a number of accessory makers have already attempted to resolve this problem, Bionik Gaming's latest creation looks as if it could be the best solution yet. Introducing the TV...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • News Funko Wants To Know What Pocket Monster Pop You Would Like Added To Its New Pokémon Line

    "Gotta catch 'em all"

    Following speculation about a potential Pokémon series, Funko confirmed the first Pop in its new line would indeed be Pikachu. The electric rodent is due to arrive in North America this month and is exclusive to Target stores.  Funko is also eager to know what Pokémon fans would like to see added to the new series via...

    • Pokemon
    • Toys
    • Funko
    • Pikachu
  • News Side-Scrolling Hack And Slash Dead or School Is Making Its Way To The Switch

    Reclaim Tokyo

    Currently in early access on Steam, Dead or School is a crazy side-scrolling hack and slash featuring RPG elements and starring a girl named Hisako who must reclaim Tokyo after zombies have conquered the land.  If this premise excites you, the good news is the title has just been announced for the Nintendo Switch. It was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Of America's Doug Bowser Says Switch Has "Broad Appeal" And A Diverse Library Of Games

    A fair assessment?

    Nintendo's representatives at this year's E3 made a variety of statements about the current performance of the Switch. During an interview with GameDaily at the annual video game convention, Nintendo of America's head of sales and marketing, Doug Bowser, defended the system when asked about its ability to appeal to a broader...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • E3
    • Doug Bowser
  • News Death Squared First Year Switch Sales Significantly Increased SMG's Revenue

    Another successful Nindie

    Despite the lack of financial support from the government, the Australian games industry continues to thrive. SMG Studios - a local developer behind Death Squared - has revealed it sold 52,000 copies of the game in its first year on the Nintendo Switch. Even though this amount might not seem impressive in contrast to other...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nindies
  • Feature Concluding An Epic Trilogy With Banner Saga Developer Stoic

    "It all falls into place and ends the way we know it should"

    The Banner Saga trilogy is almost as epic as the development of the games themselves, from starting out as a Kickstarter campaign six years ago to the series concluding with the release of The Banner Saga 3 at the end of July. With an interesting combination of multiple characters,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Nintendo Switch

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