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  • Rumour Pokémon Switch's Release Date Could Be As Early As November This Year

    And it's apparently codenamed "Project Beluga"

    Pokémon on Switch is sure to be one of Nintendo's biggest releases in quite some time, but the company is keeping its cards close to its chest at present; we've had little hints of what's to come - such as the game apparently marking the debut of Generation Eight - but solid intel hasn't been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Rumours
  • News Sonic Mania Plus Patch Accidentally Leaked To Some UK Players

    Whoops

    A few weeks ago, it was announced that Sonic Mania would be receiving a fairly substantial update later on this year in the form of Sonic Mania Plus, which will be adding new characters, remixed levels, and various other enhancements to make this fantastic throwback even better. The update is due to release in the summer, yet SEGA...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sonic Mania

YesterdayWed, 18th Apr 2018

  • News Japan Is More Excited About Nintendo Labo Than God Of War

    Cardboard Kratos

    God of War may be enjoying a triumphant return to relevance with its latest instalment on PS4, but that doesn't mean that critical success in the West translates into equal popularity on the other side of the world. In fact, if the sales charts on Amazon Japan are anything to go by, Nintendo Labo is proving a far more enticing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News There's Trouble In Paradise As Nintendo Adds Loot Boxes To Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

    Pay to camp

    In an uncomfortable - but not entirely unsurprising - move, Nintendo has introduced loot boxes to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. The new update patches in a set of gacha-style Fortune Cookies, which offer a randomised set of clothing, props and furniture for your virtual community. There are also a set of premium Fortune Cookies which...

    • Mobile
    • Updates
  • Video Capcom Shows Off Mega Man X Legacy's Bonus Features In New Footage

    Don't feel blue

    Mega Man fans sure have their plates full this year, as Capcom is releasing not one but two retro collections of classic titles - and both are Switch-bound. Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 will, between them, span the entire X sub-series, and will also come with a selection of bonus features, such as an art gallery and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mega Man
    • Capcom
  • Guide Pokémon GO's Best Pokémon For Attacking And Defending

    Gym'll fix it

    Play Pokémon GO for long enough, and sooner than later you'll want to get involved in gym battles. This is where you get to put your Pokémons's fighting prowess to the test, battling other players and Pokémon to take over gyms and then defending them. Raids provide a similar kind of challenge, often pitting you...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Features
    • Pokemon Go
  • Feature Which Retro Classics Do You Want To See Come To Sega AGES On Switch?

    To be this good...

    Sega's confirmation that it is bringing its classic games to Switch as part of the AGES range was pretty incredible, if only for the sheer potential of such a move; Nintendo's erstwhile rival may be a very different company to the one that launched the Mega Drive, Saturn and Dreamcast these days, but it sits on an astonishing...

    • Features
    • Sega AGES
    • Sega
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    Review The Way Remastered

    The way we were

    Originally released for PC back in 2016, The Way’s Kickstarter success was fuelled by an affection for iconic puzzle-platformers Another World and Flashback. Those Delphine Software games appeared on multiple platforms in the early '90s and drew attention with cinematic narratives and a distinctive art style. Following an...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Way Remastered
  • News Dark Souls: Remastered Will Still Have An Early Network Test

    It’ll just be late, like the game

    It came as quite the unexpected and strange blow when Namco randomly delayed the Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered to some undefined point in the summer, citing “the nature of causality” as the reason for the delay. Many fans were understandably distraught at the news, but it also wasn’t made clear...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dark Souls: Remastered
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    Review Shelter Generations

    Lynx to the past

    Charm goes an awful long way in gaming, partly because it's often in such short supply. Many a mechanically sound shooter or platformer has fallen at the final hurdle by being hard to warm to. Shelter Generations doesn't suffer from such a problem. It's absolutely lovely to behold, with charm practically oozing out of every pore (or...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Shelter Generations
  • News Celeste Dev Confirms TowerFall Is Coming To Switch

    "I'm working on it right now"

    Celeste developer Matt Thorson has revealed via Twitter than he is bringing his previous game TowerFall to the Nintendo Switch. The 2D mulitplayer action title began life on the Ouya Android console (remember that?) and was later released on other formats to incredibly positive reviews in 2014.  In many ways, the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • TowerFall
    • Matt Thorson
  • News Wave Race Director Shinya Takahashi Hints That The Series May Return Soon

    ​"You may see that game again"

    Given its long and proud history, it goes without saying that Nintendo is sitting atop a mighty goldmine of IP, much of which lies dormant at the present moment in time. One such sleeping series is Wave Race, which began life on the Game Boy back in 1992; it might not be one of the most popular franchises Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wave Race
    • Shinya Takahashi
  • News Abylight Shows Hyper Light Drifter Running On Nintendo Switch

    "Hyper Light Drifter looks perfect on handheld!"

    Hyper Light Drifter was originally supposed to come out on the Wii U, but in 2016 it was officially confirmed that it wouldn't be happening.  The arrival of the Switch has thankfully fixed this issue, as publisher Abylight has followed up conf

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Gururin

    Hell is other people

    Neo Geo fans never had to look far when feeling the need to get on some puzzle action in order to take a break from all the fighting, thanks to many an excellent offering from Taito and Data East. But even nowadays, Gururin remains the odd puzzler out. So why did Face’s 1994 offering leave no mark in MVS history? At its...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
    • Gururin
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    Review Sally's Law

    Full circle

    As Nintendo Switch enters its second year, the influx of ports from mobile and Steam continue to increase and show no sign of slowing down. We’ve seen lazy ports as well as serviceable ones and even great ports of games from across the spectrum, but it’s only now we're starting to see developers make the most of Switch's unique...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Sallys Law
  • Video Diving Head-First into the World of Nintendo Labo

    Will you be my Labo partner?

    We don't think anyone can deny that Nintendo Labo has caused a stir amongst the gaming community, and even far beyond. The idea of a cardboard construction toy being used in conjunction with an already versatile console is unusual, and unashamedly "Nintendo". We were lucky enough to get our hands on some Labo at a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Preview
  • Video Ace Your Way To World Number One With Tennis World Tour's Career Mode

    You cannot be serious?

    With Wimbledon only a few months away we can already taste that heady mix of strawberries and cream with a cold glass of Pimms, so what better way to keep that mood going than a new trailer for the Nintendo Switch-bound Tennis World Tour? The new trailer is all about the game's offline career mode, which sees you managing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Looks Like BitSummit 2018 Will Have Plenty Of Nintendo Switch Indies In Attendance

    Including Above, World for Two and more

    The annual BitSummit indie games festival in Japan is only a few weeks away, meaning those lucky enough to be attending the event will get to go hands-on with some of the most exciting independently-developed titles coming on the horizon. And a new update to its official website promises some new exciting...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Brazilian Beat 'Em Up 99Vidas Gets New Switch Release Window And Exclusive Features

    "New and exclusive content"

    In the summer of last year, QUByte Interactive confirmed that it would be bringing its brawling beat 'em up title 99Vidas to the Switch. Back then we expected the game to launch towards the end of 2017, but the developer has now provided an update on the game's progress and a new release window. Created in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story Will Dial Onto Nintendo Switch Next Week

    Call waiting

    Developer Accidental Queens is bringing the sequel to A Normal Lost Phone, entitled Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story, to Nintendo Switch on 26th April. The game is designed as a narrative investigation where you must piece together elements from the different applications, messages and pictures to progress. Scrolling through the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Taking To The Skies With Rogue Aces Developer Infinite State

    "Empowering the player is key to us"

    Nintendo fans have always been partial to a good dogfight or two. From the barrel-rolling shootouts of Star Fox 64 to the trench-running action of Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, we've always been up for leaping into a virtual cockpit. However, the skies have been unusually quiet on that front as of late, but a slew...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Interviews
  • News Immortal Redneck's Roguelike Shooter Antics Will Blast Onto Switch On 10th May

    Seeing red(neck)

    Back in January, we learned that developer Crema was planning to bring Immortal Redneck - its mythical first-person shooter - to Nintendo Switch, and we now finally have a proper release date. So pack your best god powers and boomsticks because Switch is getting a new FPS on the 10th May. Embark on a quest for revenge as a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Success And City Connection Confirm Psyvariar Delta For August Release On Switch

    Coming in digital and physical forms, too

    Recently, we reported on the news that Switch was getting a revised edition of the vertically-scrolling shooter Psyvariar, originally created by Success Corporation. It has now been revealed in Weekly Famitsu that the game will be called Psyvariar Delta, and it launches on Switch and PS4...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Psyvariar Delta
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Escape Alien Infestation In Professor Lupo And His Horrible Pets This Fall

    From the studio behind Nihilumbra

    BeautiFun Games has announced that its upcoming puzzle-adventure title Professor Lupo and his Horrible Pets will come to Switch "this Fall". Professor Lupo is a scientist who travels across each and every galaxy to collect the most horrible aliens, before returning to Earth to sell them for a healthy profit...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Tuesday17th Apr 2018

  • News Nintendo Switch Version 5.0.2 Is Now Live

    It does more than you think!

    It’s pretty easy to bag on Nintendo for the company’s near constant deluge of system updates, most of which are used solely to combat piracy in nearly invisible code updates that “enhance stability”. A web browser? eShop Music? Home Screen themes? Nonsense, Nintendo knows that what you need is more stability, but...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Stability
  • Guide Pokémon Switch: Rumours, Release Date News And Everything Else We Know So Far

    Switching how we play

    If there's one thing we know for sure about Pokémon on the Switch, it's that it's definitely happening. In fact, The Pokémon Company already announced it back in 2017, during the E3 Nintendo Direct. The initial rumours predicted it would be Pokémon Stars

    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Features
    • Switch
  • News A New Secret Has Been Found In The Master Trials For Breath Of The Wild

    The game that keeps on giving

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a game that feels infinite in many ways, with an extremely densely packed and massive overworld that contains untold amounts of secrets and easter eggs. Now that it’s been over a year since release, it was more or less expected that the unstoppable force that is the internet...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News These Early Zelda: Breath of the Wild Concept Designs Have Us Dreaming Of A Darker Sequel

    Creepy stuff

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild turned out to be a near-masterpiece in the current climate of games, starting a trend that has seen some of Nintendo's top franchises taking bold new directions to fantastic effect. Because of this, we're rather happy that the big N finalised the game's development in the way it did, although...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Art
  • Guide Pokémon GO Shinies List And How To Catch All Shiny Pokémon

    Rise and Shiny

    Not only are shiny Pokémon as elusive in Pokémon GO as ever before, but you can only find a handful of them right now, and in very specific areas of the game. So to say they're ultra rare is something of an understatement. Still, if you're one of those collectors that aims to completely fill out their Pokédex,...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
    • Features
    • Guides
  • News Dark Souls: Remastered Succumbs To Delay On Switch, Along With Solaire amiibo

    "Forgive me… I am impure"

    Bandai Namco has revealed that Dark Souls: Remastered on Switch has been delayed until the summer, along with the special Solaire amiibo. The May 25th release date still applies to the other versions, however. It would seem that whatever issue has occurred, it only impacts the Switch edition. With no solid release date...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Delays
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dark Souls
  • News Nintendo's Online Services Are Down For Russian Users As Officials Block Telegram Messenger

    Collateral damage?

    Russian telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor may have gone a tad overboard while complying with court order to block Telegram messenger in the country.  In an attempt to block servers used to circumvent the ban, Roskomnadzor blacklisted several million addresses used by Google’s and Amazon’s cloud platforms, thus...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Russia
    • Online
    • 3DS
    • Wii U
  • News Konami's Creating A New Castlevania, But It's Not Coming To Consoles

    Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is an iOS exclusive, for now at least

    Castlevania is one of Konami's most famous and beloved franchises, and will be dear to any seasoned Nintendo player; games like Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, Super Castlevania IV and Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow are incredible video games, and the series has enjoyed an...

    • Castlevania
    • Konami
    • iOS
    • Smartphones
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    Review Arcade Archives Moon Patrol

    The bright side of the moon

    Irem’s Moon Patrol is a simple game across two auto-scrolling levels. Control is limited to adjusting the speed of your vehicle (forwards to accelerate, back to decelerate) as it trundles along the surprisingly colourful surface of the moon. There are two cannons that fire upon pressing this button (one vertical, one...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Arcade Archives
    • Moon Patrol
  • Video Feast Your Eyes On This New Trailer For Octopath Traveler

    Even if it is in Japanese...

    With its breathtaking visual style and RPG mechanics that throw back to the glory days of Final Fantasy, Octopath Traveler has understandably become one of the most anticipated titles coming to Nintendo Switch this year. With a release date set for 13th July, Square Enix has released a brand new overview trailer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Just How Is Nintendo Making All The Cardboard Kits For Nintendo Labo?

    Japanese packaging firm Rengo to the rescue!

    The release of Nintendo Labo for Switch is right around the corner now, with Toy-Con 01 - Variety Kit and Toy-Con 02 - Robot Kit becoming available on 20th April in the US and Japan, and later on the 27th in Europe. Now you might be wondering how Nintendo is going to manage producing all of...

    • Nintendo Labo
    • Japan
    • Cardboard
  • 13

    Switch eShop

    Review Burly Men at Sea

    Tales don’t tell themselves

    Burly Men at Sea wants to tell you a story. Well, actually, it wants you to tell its story, guiding three sea-faring brothers as they sail the sea in search of adventures worthy of the telling. You’ll encounter all sorts of weird and wonderful characters as your turn its virtual pages, plotting points on a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Burly Men at Sea
  • Interview Suda51 On Travis Strikes Again, Nintendo Switch And The Future Of No More Heroes

    "We want Travis to go on for many more years"

    Goichi "Suda51" Suda is arguably one of Japan's most famous game developers, and has been behind some of the most unique and compelling Japanese games of the past few decades, including Killer7, The Silver Case and - of course - No More Heroes. This franchise - along with its mouthy hero Travis...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Videos
    • Suda51
    • Rezzed 2018
    • Interviews
  • News NBA Playgrounds 2 Will Take To The Court On Switch In 2018

    Ballin'

    Following a listing by the Australian Classification Board - which all but confirmed its existence - Saber Interactive has finally made it official. NBA Playgrounds 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch, although it's currently got a vague 2018 release window attached. The original NBA Playgrounds - which offered a cross between NBA Street and

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News FDG Entertainment Teases Physical Edition Of Oceanhorn On Switch

    "Something is missing"

    It's almost a year since Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas washed up on the shores of the Switch's eShop, but the game's publisher has hinted that a physical edition release might be just around the corner. Taking some heavy inspiration from one particular Nintendo franchise, this game is an action adventure which sees you...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Ubisoft's Big E3 2018 Keynote Will Be Heading To LA On 11th June

    Expect games, games and more games

    With only a couple of months to go until June, things are starting to heat up in the E3 department. All the big publishers are platformers are beginning to announce their respective showcases/keynotes and French mega publisher Ubisoft is the next one to pencil its name into the diary. So stock up on energy drinks...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
    • Ubisoft
  • News Top-Down Roguelike Shooter Juicy Realm Will Blast Onto Switch This Summer

    Juicy

    X.D. Network Inc has revealed some fresh details and a gameplay video for its upcoming title Juicy Realm, along with an updated release date window of 'Q2 2018'. Supporting two-player local co-op, and available to play in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese, Juicy Realm is a top-down roguelike game featuring...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Snack World: Trejarers Gold On Switch Will Upgrade Visuals And Add In Surround Sound

    It's snack time

    Some more details surrounding the upcoming port of The Snack World from 3DS to Nintendo Switch, with a report from 4Gamer revealing a host of new improvements that will upgrade the food-minded adventure for a new generation. Snack World Trejarers Gold will include improved graphics, support for 5.1 Surround Sound and the use of a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News NBA Playgrounds 2 Rated By The Australian Classification Board

    Say what?

    Saber Interactive's NBA Playgrounds had a bumpy launch on the Nintendo Switch, with no online play available on release. Eventually this mode was patched in months later – after owners had been compensated with a free game – and at the start of this year the updated

    • Switch eShop
    • Classification
    • NBA Playgrounds
  • News Nihilumbra Will Make The Journey From Wii U To Switch On 3rd May

    Something wicked this way comes

    Following a run of success on mobile since its original release back in 2012 - and a 2015 port on Wii U - puzzle adventure Nihilumbra is set to make its way to Nintendo Switch next month. Barcelona-based BeautiFun Games will be handling its own port, which will arrive on the Switch eShop on 3rd May. The original...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Musical Mind Madness Of Figment Skips Onto Nintendo Switch On 31 May

    A beautiful hand-drawn platformer/puzzler

    We first reported on the unusual platforming world of Figment back in January 2017, when news broke that the game was making the delightful jump from PC to Nintendo Switch. Well, surprise, it's arriving on 31 May, direct from the Switch eShop. The award-winning musical adventure - which mixes classic...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Get Your Wiggle On As Spectrum Gets A Switch-Exclusive Local Multiplayer Race Mode

    Platforming with pals

    Following on from news that 3D Avenue's colourful platformer Spectrum is wiggling its way onto Nintendo Switch, publisher Digerati has now revealed an extra special addition to sweeten the deal - a new Race mode that's exclusive to Ninty's handheld machine. This new local multiplayer model will enable you and a mate (or a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

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