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  • News First 4 Figures Reveals Stunning Shovel Knight Collectibles

    Beautiful, but not cheap

    High-quality collectible maker First 4 Figures has revealed its first statue from the Shovel Knight universe and, as always, it's rather breathtaking to behold. Available in Regular, Exclusive, and Ornate Plate Armor editions - as well as a Combo edition which gives you those second two variants in one package - this new...

    • Shovel Knight
    • First 4 Figures
  • News Pikachu Gets A Villainous Makeover With These New Secret Team Pokémon Plushies

    Because being bad doesn't mean you can't be cute

    We all know eternal Pokémon mascot Pikachu will forever remain a force for good - including when he hits the big screen with Ryan Reynolds' voice, no less - but that doesn't mean The Pokémon Company can't throw an adorable curve ball in the form of these new bad guy-themed plushies. They're part of...

    • Pokemon
    • Pikachu

Friday15th Dec 2017

  • News Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Gets Wii U Update To Improve Gameplay

    Update v1.4.1 is a game changer

    Did you happen to pick up The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Wii U instead of the Switch? If so you might feel a little bit left out, but Nintendo hasn't forgotten about you.  Update v1.4.1 was released yesterday for the Wii U version and promises "Various fixes to improve gameplay". We can only...

    • Wii U
    • Zelda
    • Updates
  • Rumour Burnout Paradise Gets Rated For Switch Release In Brazil

    Following in the tracks of a retail listing in the same region

    Classic open world racing title Burnout Paradise has apparently received a classification rating for Switch in Brazil. The listing - which has since been removed - also mentions possible Xbox One and PS4 editions, which would hint at a forthcoming remaster project. The game originally...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rumour
    • Brazil
    • Burnout
  • Video These D-Pad Joy-Con Shells are Great, But Come with a Cautionary Tale

    They're screw-strippin' good

    When we covered these D-Pad-boasting replacement Joy-Con shells last month, we were pretty impressed with how they looked, and we knew we wanted to get our mitts on them in real life. As explained in the video above, the shells are of high quality and are certainly a good bit of kit, but the journey to get to an actual...

    • Hardware Review
    • Joy-Con
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Zen Studios Working On Pinball FX3 Patch For Switch That Brings 1080p Docked And 60fps Handheld

    Update: Zen responds: "To reduce the game down to this feels unfair"

    Update: Zen's Mel Kirk has responded to this story stating that the "looks terrible" comment was attributed to a customer service representative and was in relation to a query from a buyer, rather than a reflection on the graphical quality of the game itself.  In reflection...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Story Of Gorogoa, One Of The Switch's Most Intriguing Indie Titles Yet

    "You don’t know how long you have to wander"

    The Switch certainly isn't short of top-quality indie games at present, and with so many titles hitting the eShop each week it can be hard to decide which ones are worth your time and money. Hopefully you consult our reviews to make your purchasing choices, but in the case of Gorogoa, you might find the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Interviews
    • Development
  • News Nintendo Files Patent for a 'Passive Walking Device'

    Probably not for a LEGS sequel to ARMS

    Nintendo's made it clear for many months that it is still looking at ways to expand its business outside of video games. We haven't seen any recent firm updates on the 'Quality of Life' initiative, but it seems the company is exploring options to produce products with potential medical or scientific uses. In...

    • Nintendo
    • LEGS
  • News These Lovely Smartphone Cases Are Now Available Via My Nintendo, But Only In Japan

    Japan continues to get the good stuff

    Lucky Japanese gamers will soon able to pick up a series of charming smartphone cases from My Nintendo. They will cost 50 Gold points each. The Limited Pochi Bag has a 8bit Mario design and is free, you just need to pay the postage. Reasonable! The Smartphone Cases have a 30% discount with...

    • Japan
    • My Nintendo
  • News Image & Form Will Be Bringing More Games To Switch Next Year

    Yes please!

    With SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition blasting its way onto the Switch's eShop on 28th December, and with the incredible success of the wonderful SteamWorld Dig 2 that came to the console earlier this year, it's pretty safe to say that Image & Form had a pretty decent 2017. The future is looking just...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Image & Form
  • News Nintendo Shares Gamers' Breath of the Wild #ZeldaMoments

    So many memories

    For a good while now Nintendo UK has been running a social media campaign encouraging gamers to share their #ZeldaMoments from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It's now released a rather charming video in which some of those with the best submissions were seemingly given a nice t-shirt and a chance to talk about their...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
  • Video This SNES Classic Mini Teardown Explores the Similarities to the NES Model

    One small difference, but it leaves plenty of questions

    It's been known for a good while that the innards of the SNES Classic Mini are pretty much the same as the NES Classic Mini. It makes perfect logistical sense for Nintendo and no doubt means solid profits on each unit, but it also raises questions around supply issues and what Nintendo may need...

    • SNES
    • Retro
    • SNES Classic
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    Switch eShop

    Review Vostok Inc.

    Solar powered

    Vostok Inc. is made up of a combination of ‘clicker’-style gameplay (where you essentially set things up and wait for results to happen with hardly any interaction) and twin-stick shooter moments (where you fight off aliens by shooting a whole host of weapons from your spaceship). The combination of the two might look a little mad...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Vostok Inc
  • News Take A Look Behind The Scenes Of Xenoblade Chronicles 2's Character Design

    Concept art and development requests revealed

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has been sitting firmly in the cartridge slots of countless Switch consoles since its release at the start of the month. If after hours and hours of exploration you're just as enamoured with the game's art as we are, you may be interested to take a look at some behind the scenes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • Feature Testing The Best RGB SCART Cables Known To Humanity

    These ones pack-a-punch

    Not all retro gaming AV cables are created equal, despite what you may have read or heard. Unlike HDMI – which is a digital signal – the analogue realm is subject to wild variances when it comes to quality, and the pursuit of the perfect audio visual setup has become the lifelong objective of many a retro gamer. Some will...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Hardware
    • Accessories
  • Video Check Out The Analogue Super Nt's UI And Boot Animation, Created By Phil "FEZ" Fish

    With music from Squarepusher

    Analogue has lifted the lid on the UI of its forthcoming Analogue Super Nt system, as well as giving some details on the console's unique boot sequence. The man responsible for the clean look of the UI is none other than Phil Fish, creator of the cult indie platformer FEZ. He has crafted all of the art, layout and...

    • SNES
    • Analogue
    • Super Nt
    • Hardware
    • Video
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    Switch

    Review Super Putty Squad

    Super name, average game

    In 2013 an updated Putty Squad arrived on modern systems (3DS version in 2014) and this is now available on Switch, slightly re-titled as Super Putty Squad for reasons unknown. You control a stretchy blue blob and employ various abilities in this platformer as you navigate the stages collecting all the red blobs to...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Putty Squad
  • News Unofficial Nintendo GameCube Anthology Book Hits Kickstarter

    By the book

    Remember the superb N64 Anthology we covered a while back? Well the team behind that excellent tome are now producing a sequel in the shape of the GameCube Anthology. A crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter has gone live, and currently sits at just shy of 29,000 Euros - the target goal is 40,000 Euros. The final book will be 360...

    • Retro
    • GameCube
    • Books
    • Kickstarter
  • News Fire Emblem Heroes Gets Into the Festive Spirit With Daft Outfits

    Tannenboom!

    Fire Emblem Heroes has been a reasonable success for Nintendo on mobile, earning loyal fans in the West and some solid momentum in Japan. Due to that it's been heavily supported with frequent updates, so naturally there are new 'Special Heroes' to summon that get in the festive spirit. It looks rather fun - check out the outfits...

    • Fire Emblem
    • Fire Emblem Heroes
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: Dark Side & Darker Side Power Moon Locations And Walkthrough

    Every Power Moon location revealed and explained

    Welcome to our ultimate guide for collecting every Power Moon from Dark Side in Super Mario Odyssey! Below, you'll find maps detailing the exact location for all 24 of the Power Moons located in this Kingdom, as well as descriptions on how to get each and every one of them. We've also added a...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • News The Legend Of Dark Witch 3 Casts A Spell Over 3DS Next Week

    When magic and side-scrolling shooters collide

    It's been two years since an episode from The Legend Of Dark Witch series graced a Nintendo platform (episodes one and two were digital titles that shot their way onto the 3DS eShop), but The Legend Of Dark Witch 3 - Wisdom And Lunacy is almost ready

    • 3DS eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News RIVE Update Adds Video Capture and Some Helpful Fixes

    A smaller chance of getting stuck in a "loop of hell"

    We're big fans of RIVE: Ultimate Edition on the Nintendo Switch, the explosive final hurrah from Two Tribes. It's full of intense 60fps action that looks great on the system, and we didn't hold back on the praise in our review. Two Tribes has been working away on an update and has now...

    • RIVE
    • Switch eShop
    • Update
  • News Sally's Law Will Roll Onto the Switch eShop This Winter

    Another smart puzzle game for the system

    Those that enjoy puzzles and more laid-back gaming have some excellent options on the Switch eShop, and it seems as if Sally's Law will be added to the list. Confirmed to be in the works for Switch back in November by its development team, Nanali Studios (based in Korea), Japanese publisher Polaris-X...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nanali Studios
    • Sally's Law

Thursday14th Dec 2017

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    Switch eShop

    Review Yooka-Laylee

    A rare game

    In a post-Super Mario Odyssey world, the bar has been set even higher for 3D platformers. How, then, can a game like Yooka-Laylee stack up - a game so firmly focused on the past rather than the future? Though it may not quite hit the heights of some contemporaries, Yooka-Laylee still stands as a fantastic modern take on 3D platforming...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Yooka-Laylee
  • News More Than 240 Nintendo Switch, Wii U And 3DS eShop Games Are On Sale In Europe

    Festive fun for all

    Nintendo has kicked off a massive eShop sale in Europe (and Australia!) across all of its consoles. We've only covered the Switch releases here, but Wii U, 3DS and New 3DS are also included. We wanted to feature them as well but the list is so long the computer which runs the website starting smoking and vibrating worryingly...

    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • Discounts
    • Europe
  • Nintendo Download 14th December (North America)

    Yooka-Laylee! Brawlout! Romancing SaGa 2! Enter The Gungeon! Many more!

    It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download update. This week is a bit of a beauty for Switch owners with a whopping 21 new download titles, many of which look rather tempting. There's a lot to get through, so that's enough pre-amble... Switch...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Update to Bring Bug Fixes and Map Improvements

    Paving the way for a New Game+ addition next year

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has been available for nearly two weeks, offering an enormous adventure for Switch owners to take on. With its own Expansion Pass and some areas needing improvement it's a title that'll have a number of updates, and Monolith Soft has outlined the first major patch - version...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    • Update
  • News Digital Foundry Heaps Praise On Yooka-Laylee Switch Port

    A "superb" conversion

    Yooka-Laylee finally arrives on Switch today, and as you'll know if you've already consulted our review, it was worth the wait. Playtonic has personally handled conversion duties this time around (Team17 ported the PS4 and Xbox One editions earlier in the year) and the developer has taken an inordinate amount of care in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Yooka-Laylee
    • Video
  • Nintendo Download 14th December (Europe)

    Yooka-Laylee! Poly Bridge! Romancing SaGa 2! Mudds Collection! Many more!

    Well, the European Nintendo Download Update is live, and it's another big 'un. The Switch is packed with high profile downloads which is sure to lead to stiff competition, while there are also some tempting DLC and demo options. As an additional note, you'll notice this...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • New Nintendo 3DS
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    Switch eShop

    Review Poly Bridge

    A bridge over the river fun

    Poly Bridge is bridge building simulator with a lot of charm. Your goal is to get vehicles from one side of an area to another by using the materials provided to you. The game gets you up to speed quickly by providing a tutorial that explains the different types of bridges you can build and how they are useful to you...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Poly Bridge
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    Review Syberia 2

    Snow Joke

    While the first Syberia game may have arrived on the Nintendo Switch a full fourteen (ish) years after its initial PC release, its point and click legacy has no doubt been felt since, and there have been a few decent modern examples - such as Thimbleweed Park and Violett - on Nintendo's hybrid system. Not to be outdone, the second...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Syberia 2
  • News The Hyperkin "Pupper" Switch Joy-Con Grip Is Just Too Cute For Words

    It charges your Joy-Con, too

    When the Nintendo Switch was first revealed to an unsuspecting world, it didn't take long for people to make the connection that the attachment into which you slide the Joy-Con kinda looks like a cute puppy face with droopy ears. Shortly after, we got this successful Kickstarter. Thankfully the dream of turning...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Joy-Con
    • Hyperkin
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    Switch eShop

    Review The Next Penelope

    Hit or myth?

    One of the most famous Greek myths of all time might not seem like an ideal starting point for an intense, top-down combat racer, but the setup for The Next Penelope feels perfect. You assume the role of the titular heroine, wife of the long-absent Odysseus who is famed for her undying loyalty despite the advances of many persistent...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Next Penelope
  • Video Mega Man 11’s Art Director Explains the New Look

    Better than 8 bit spritework?

    Capcom took the industry by surprise with its announcement of Mega Man 11, the continuation of the classic run ‘n’ gun series. Though it appears that it will adhere quite closely to the beloved template that all its predecessors used, the new art style has divided opinion with its 2.5D style. It’ll still be quite...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mega Man 11
  • News The Next Batch Of ACA Neo Geo Titles For Switch Has Been Revealed

    Kaiju wrestling, baseball and some fighting

    Warning: Spoilers ahead! If you want to be surprised every week with upcoming Arcade Archives Neo Geo titles you should click onto the next article. If you're OK to living a life without surprises, read on. Hamster has revealed the next batch of up and coming Neo Geo re-releases under the ACA label on the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hamster
    • Neo Geo
    • SNK
    • Switch eShop
  • News Pokémon Crystal Is Coming To 3DS Early Next Year

    Complete with Pokémon Bank and wireless support

    Game Boy Color classic Pokémon Crystal is coming to the 3DS eShop, it has been confirmed. Originally released in 2000, Crystal will launch on 3DS on January 26th. In other good news, it has also been confirmed that the game will be compatible with Pokémon Bank, a paid service that allows players to...

    • 3DS
    • Pokemon
    • 3DS eShop
  • News Hand-Drawn Platformer Shu Will Jump Onto Switch in January

    Delayed slightly, but for good reason

    Developer Coatsink has announced that its attractively hand-drawn platformer Shu will be arriving digitally on Nintendo Switch on January 23rd 2018. The game is set across six different worlds and will see you play through fast-paced platforming action, battling to save your friends from a mysterious storm...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Shu
  • News The Gorgeous-Looking InnerSpace Glides Onto Switch Early Next Year

    An "exploration flying game set in a universe of inside-out planets"

    PolyKnight Games is releasing its unique flying game InnerSpace on the Switch early next year, it has been revealed. Placing you in the role of an archaeologist who must recover the last remaining memories before the Inverse collapses on itself, InnerSpace sees you flying through...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Fallen Legion Drops Onto Switch In 2018 With The Rise To Glory collection

    Two slices of RPG goodness in one package

    Having already slashed up a storm on other platforms, the Fallen Legion series is finally making a beeline for Nintendo Switch - and its arriving in 2018. The new Rise To Glory collection will unite Fallen Legion: Sins Of An Empire and Fallen: Legion: Flames Of Rebellion (which were previously released on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Tactical RPG Regalia: Of Man And Monarchs Is Plotting Its Way To A Switch Release

    Marching onto the battlefield for Q1 2018

    Indie studios Crunching Koalas and Pixelated Milk are bringing the tactical RPG Regalia: Of Man And Monarchs to consoles, it has announced.  Influenced by JRPG classics, Regalia is already available on PC and the console versions (under the "Royal Edition" banner) will benefit from...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion Is Sailing Onto Switch in Spring 2018

    Starts off in a "flooded Land of Ooo"

    We've seen multiple Adventure Time titles over recent years on Nintendo hardware, and now the Switch will get in on the act with the next main release - Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion. Due in Spring 2018, it kicks off in a 'flooded Land of Ooo', so Finn and Jack naturally hop in a boat and set off...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Adventure Time
  • News The Coma: Recut To Bring Korean Survival Horror To Switch Next Week

    Will you survive high school?

    The Switch eShop continues its rapid pace of releases next week with The Coma: Recut, which is a manhwa-styled Korean survival horror and a remastered version of the indie cult classic, The Coma: Cutting Class which is also developed by Devespresso Games. In the game you play as Youngho, a hapless Korean...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Throwing Shapes With Floor Kids' JonJon And Kid Koala

    "Pure, uninhibited (funky) joy"

    There are plenty of dance-based games out there - with the likes of Just Dance 2017 and Just Dance 2018 having already moonwalked their way onto Switch - but the classic art of breakdancing is yet to have its proper time in the virtual spotlight. Well, one little indie is about to change all that, and with style, too...

    • Floor Kids
    • Nindies
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Interviews
  • News New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition is Heading to Europe

    Arrives on 26th January alongside Pokemon Crystal

    Today has brought the pleasing news that Pokémon Crystal is coming to the 3DS Virtual Console on 26th January. There's even more good news in Europe, as the New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition is heading to the region on the same day. This one just recently arrived in Japan, and we think it's...

    • Pokemon
    • Pikachu
    • New Nintendo 2DS XL
  • News Splatoon 2 Is Getting a New Map Tomorrow

    A perfect companion to Clam Blitz

    Splatoon 2 got a big new update yesterday that adds in a brand new game mode, but Nintendo certainly isn't slowing down with bringing new content to the game. Tomorrow, the company will be adding in a new map, though this one is a bit of a throwback. Splatoon 2’s Japanese Twitter account just revealed that the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Runner3 Will Have a Switch Retail Release With the Help of Nicalis

    "Some games just belong on physical cartridges"

    When it comes to budget / indie retail games on the Nintendo Switch, Nicalis has established itself at the forefront of the industry. Often loading its retail editions with neat game manuals, stickers and more besides, they're become a popular purchasing option. Nicalis has now announced that it's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nicalis
    • Choice Provisions
    • Runner3
  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: Mushroom Kingdom Power Moon Locations And Walkthrough

    Every Power Moon location revealed and explained

    Welcome to our ultimate guide for collecting every Power Moon from the Mushroom Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey! Below, you'll find maps detailing the exact location for all 104 of the Power Moons located in this Kingdom, as well as descriptions on how to get each and every one of them. The...

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    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features

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