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  • Feature GoldenEye Dev David Doak On Shaking (And Stirring) The FPS Genre On Console

    "All we could see were the bad things"

    You couldn’t escape it. It was here, rife and potent. It ploughed a path through conventional gaming conversations from the casuals to the parents of gamers that had to put up with the noise, the screaming and the not going to bed because if you didn’t kill John with thirty-seven remote mines stuck to the...

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    • Retro
    • N64
    • Rare
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  • Random Is State Of Play PlayStation's Take On Nintendo Direct?

    Immitation is the sincerest form of flattery

    Sony has revealed it will be hosting a series of live broadcasts, with the first one kicking off on 25th March. These 'State of Play' showcases intend to provide updates and announcements from the world of PlayStation. Here's a bit about what to expect, direct from the PR: State of Play will give you...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 23rd)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Well, what a busy week we've had. There was the Nindies Showcase, which brought with it the Cuphead and Cadence of Hyrule reveals, the

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Alex Kidd And Gain Ground Join The Sega AGES Line Here In The West On 28th March

    Two more classics

    The Sega AGES line has taken ages to get up and running here in the west. Despite this, it has managed to develop into a quality library of retro re-releases with some subtle quality of life improvements to enhance the overall experience. While we wait for the likes of Virtua Racer to arrive, Sega has now confirmed it’s...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Cuphead Won't Be Any Easier On Nintendo Switch

    Deal with it

    While Nintendo is known for making gaming as accessible as possible to the masses, a number of indie developers have made a name for themselves on the Switch by providing absolutely ruthless experiences. Cuphead by StudioMDHR will be no different. This game is already known as a punishing run and gun 2D platformer and it's now been...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • GDC
  • News NetherRealm Studios Reveals First DLC Character For Mortal Kombat 11

    Noob Saibot also returns

    It's a common trend for developers of upcoming releases to announce downloadable content ahead of time nowadays and NetherRealm Studios is no different. The first of six DLC fighters coming to Mortal Kombat 11 in the Kombat Pack is Shang Tsung. Interestingly, the character is voiced by the Japanese-American actor, martial...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mortal Kombat
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  • News Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid Arrives Next Week On Switch eShop

    Go go Power Rangers

    Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid had an incredibly rough start to its life when a YouTube channel uploaded the game's trailer and press release ahead of schedule, resulting in the game being officially revealed on the same day as the first Mort

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Dead Cells Surpasses One Million Sales, Switch Version Leads The Way On Console

    Well deserved

    Motion Twin's Dead Cells didn't have the best launch on the Switch eShop. In fact, when it arrived, the French-based developer had to acknowledge frame-drops and performance issues with a public apology. It spent the next six months reworking the game engine, to bump the framerate up to 60fps and since then, it's been recognised as one...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie
    • Sales

YesterdayFri, 22nd Mar 2019

  • News Super Mario Party Finally Gets Its First Update, But It's Far From Exciting

    Still no new content, then

    We had a lot of fun with Super Mario Party when it launched last October - we called it a "beautifully realised Mario Party game which takes the series right back to its roots" in our review - but we always thought it could have done with another board or two to enjoy via an update or DLC package. Well, as it happens, the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
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  • News Microsoft Asked The Studio Behind Cuphead To Bring The Game To Switch

    An active approach

    When Cuphead was revealed during the recent Nindie Direct presentation, it somewhat confirmed rumours about Microsoft bringing a selection of Xbox exclusives to the Nintendo Switch. As surreal as it might be, it's got many people wondering how such an idea came about in the first place. According to Daniel Bloodworth fr

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    • Nintendo
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox
  • News Nintendo Reveals The Best-Selling Indie Games On The Switch

    Nindie representation

    The relationship between Nintendo and indie developers seems to be getting stronger by the day. We've seen characters such as Shovel Knight represented as an assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and now the developer behind Crypt of the NecroDancer is working on a special Zelda cross-over known as

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    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
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  • Hands On There's More To Nintendo's Labo VR Than Meets The Eye

    Virtual Reality, the Nintendo way

    Maintaining a healthy degree of scepticism is always a wise policy in life, especially when you're faced with a seemingly endless number of companies trying to tempt you to spend your hard-earned cash. It's a practice we regularly employ in both our personal and professional lives here at Nintendo Life, and it's...

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  • News This 3D Model Of Super Mario World Is Breathtakingly Beautiful

    We'll take ten, thanks

    If you love Super Mario World anywhere near as much as we do, you're going to love this 3D model based on the game's overworld, too. Shared on Twitter by Matt Brailsford, this gorgeous little creation features all of the key areas seen on the game's famous map. Everything from the little world numbers, the Yellow Switch...

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    • SNES
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  • News More Tantalising Polymega Details Emerge From GDC 2019

    Along with some bad news

    We've had our eyes on the modular Polymega console for quite some time now, and with good reason – if these guys can pull it off, it will be the ultimate one-stop retro system, covering consoles such as the NES, SNES, Mega Drive / Genesis, Mega CD and even Neo Geo CD.

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  • News Nintendo's Nindie Manager Hopes Cadence Of Hyrule Will Start An Indie Collab Trend

    Which other franchises would benefit?

    The Nindies Showcase reveal of Cadence of Hyrule was an exciting one for many reasons, but one standout reason is the fact that Nintendo has happily entrusted a relatively small indie developer with the Zelda brand. This really isn't a normal occurrence in Nintendo's world; larger, well-established companies...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Nindies
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  • Feature The Best 3D Platformers On Nintendo Switch

    Workin' the Z-axis

    Ah, the 3D platformer. Ever since Super Mario 64 landed and showed everyone just how good three-dimensional platforming could be, there have been developers hoping to capture just a smidgen of that game’s magic. It was a tough act to follow, even for the plumber himself, but his latest outing on Switch has him at the very top of...

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  • News Nostalgia Alert! James Pond Codename: Robocod Slips Onto Switch eShop

    Cod help us

    With the huge lists of new titles on eShop every week, it's sometimes easy for smaller games to slip thought the net as the bigger releases grab our attention. Eagle-eyed readers will have spotted a 16-bit classic that dropped onto Switch yesterday. Yep, James Pond Codename: Robocod is available to download on eShop as we write. For...

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    • Retro
    • Mega Drive
    • Super Nintendo
  • News Someone Made A Painting Elephant VR Game Long Before Nintendo Labo

    Coincidence?

    Nintendo is set to release its latest venture into the world of cardboard gaming next month with Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit. Included in the complete set is a Toy-Con Elephant design, which allows players to use a trunk to paint 3D objects and more besides. It's one of the more inventive additions coming to the Labo VR range,...

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    • Nintendo Labo
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  • Video Get Your First Look At The Nintendo Labo VR Kit

    Heck, it's about time

    The first footage of the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit has finally been released. Below is the full rundown, courtesy of the official Nintendo PR: Ever wish you could paint like an elephant or feel like a superhero by stopping an alien invasion? Nintendo Labo: VR Kit launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
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  • News Switch Accounts For Almost Half Of ToeJam & Earl: Back In The Groove's Early Sales

    Beating Steam, PS4 and Xbox One

    ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove launched at the start of this month, bringing its "funky fresh roguelike adventure infused with old skool hip-hop" to Switch and other platforms with a nostalgic bang. The game's developer, Humanature Studios, has now updated its original Kickstarter page with some early sales...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
  • News Dead Cells' The Beheaded Joins The Battle In Brawlout On Switch

    A new challenger approaches

    Indie arena fighter Brawlout has a brand new fighter in its roster thanks to this week's Version 2.0 update, and it's none other than Dead Cells protagonist, The Beheaded. That's right, Dead Cells joins Yooka-Laylee, Guacamelee, and Hyper L

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Free-To-Play Fighter Brawlhalla Adds Hellboy Characters Next Month

    Iconic characters join the ranks

    Hot on the heels of the Brawlout x Dead Cells news, Ubisoft has revealed that Brawlhalla is also about to get a roster boost, this time in the form of a collection of characters from 2019's Hellboy movie. The news comes thanks to a partnership between Ubisoft and production company Lionsgate, which sees the iconic...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News SteamWorld Quest Physical Edition Expected To Arrive This Year

    Launching digitally

    As fantastic as physical game releases are on the Nintendo Switch, one common problem is delayed retail announcements. It can result in fans buying a digital copy of a game and then regretting their purchase when they hear a physical verision is on the way. Recently, a number of developers have made an effort to improve the...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Yet Another Zombie Defense HD Is A Top-Down Arcade Shooter Invading Switch Next Month

    With local and online co-op

    Yet Another Zombie Defense HD is barricading itself onto a Switch near you very soon indeed; a 5th April release date has been confirmed today alongside a brand new trailer (above). The game is a top-down arcade zombie shooter with tactical and strategic elements. Players must prepare before nightfall by building...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Detective Adventure AI: The Somnium Files Launches This July

    A new trailer and a Special Agent Edition up for pre-order

    Developer Spike Chunsoft has debuted a new trailer for its neo-noir detective game AI: The Somnium Files at GDC and announced a 25th July release date. The video above gives a first look at gameplay, although it's still a little vague on the specifics. You play as detective Kaname Date...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Labo Wins GDC Innovation Award

    The power of cardboard

    At the very beginning of 2019, the organisers of the 19th Game Developers Choice awards announced this year's nominees. On the Switch front, Nintendo Labo was nominated for an innovation award, while indie titles such as Celeste got nominated for the best audio, design and game of the year. The winners of each category have...

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    • Nintendo
    • GDC
    • Nintendo Labo
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  • News Solve Magical Puzzles On The Go With SpellKeeper, Out On Switch This April

    "Challenging but not frustrating"

    The Switch eShop is about to get its hands on yet another puzzle title, this time in the form of SpellKeeper. Described as a "unique logic game" on Nintendo's official store listing, this one is set to feature dozens of puzzles and hand-drawn graphics, as seen in the gameplay footage up above. That video is...

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Thursday21st Mar 2019

  • News Cuphead Physical Release Confirmed For Nintendo Switch

    Spread the word

    If you are excited about the classic run and gun action game Cuphead coming to the Nintendo Switch but aren't particularly interested in downloading it from the eShop, the good news is a physical version is on the way. Studio MDHR will release the digital version on 18th April and a physical copy will arrive at some point after the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Japanese Charts Smash Ultimate Is Now Less Than 10,000 Copies Away From Outselling Splatoon 2

    Smash could take over next week

    Japanese chart figures are now in for 11th - 17th March, revealing that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is on the brink of becoming the best-selling Switch game in the region. This week saw another 20,706 copies be sold at retail (making it the best-selling Switch game this week), taking its total sales to 2,953,145...

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    • Super Smash Bros
    • Splatoon 2
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Nintendo Download 21st March (North America)

    Final Fantasy VII, Unravel Two, Blaster Master Zero 2!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch Retail: Unravel Two (Electronic...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Expect More Xbox Live-Enabled Games To Come To Switch Over The Next Year

    Cuphead is just the beginning

    Last week, Microsoft's Gaming Cloud Chief Kareem Choudhry said the technology giant had no specific Xbox Live announcements for the Switch right now. Despite this, the company has somehow touched on the subject again at the 2019 Game Developers Conference, currently taking place in San Francisco. According to a tweet...

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    • Microsoft
    • Xbox
    • Xbox Live
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  • News Nintendo Hosts Huge Indie Sale In Europe With Up To 50% Off

    Save on Darkest Dungeon, INSIDE, Night in the Woods, Minit etc.

    After yesterday's Nindies Showcase celebrations, the love for all things indie is positively everywhere. Joining the fun is Nintendo itself, with an 'Indie Sale' taking place on the Nintendo eShop from now until 27th March. You can get discounts on games like Darkest Dungeon, INSIDE,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • Nindies
  • News Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy Of The Duelist: Link Evolution Launches This Summer As A Switch Exclusive

    Featuring 9,000+ cards

    Konami Digital Entertainment has announced that Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution will be launching exclusively on Nintendo Switch this summer. The game is based on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game, and will have players taking on iconic duelists from the series' universe. You'll also be reliving the...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo And Sony Shares Drop Following Google's Stadia Reveal

    Down almost 4%

    Both Nintendo and Sony have seen their shares take a bit of a tumble following the Google Stadia reveal on Tuesday. Google's upcoming Stadia platform is set to allow users to stream games across pretty much any screen - mobiles, TVs, tablets, and laptops - and looks like it could make a significant and very different dent in the...

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  • News How The Crypt Of The NecroDancer Developer Got To Work With Zelda

    Nintendo was just as interested

    The last and arguably most surprising announcement during the recent Nindie Direct was Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer. Many hours on, we're still scratching our heads wondering how the heck an indie developer has got the rights to create a title based on one of the most iconic Nintendo series of all-time...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • The Legend of Zelda
  • News Cuphead's Creator Would Be "More Than Pleased" To Let Him Appear In Super Smash Bros.

    And Mugman, too

    You might think that Cuphead's surprise announcement for Switch would be more than enough good news on its own, but that hasn't stopped fans from dreaming even bigger. We've seen several comments from site readers and social media users hoping that the game's titular character might now appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate since the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Cuphead
    • Nintendo
  • Video Want To See 5 Minutes Of Cuphead Running On Switch? Of Course You Do

    Result!

    One of the major highlights of yesterday's Nindies Showcase presentation was the announcement that Cuphead would be making the jump to Nintendo Switch. Once a Microsoft exclusive, it was a pretty surprising reveal to say the least. The good news doesn't stop there, though; we already know that the Switch version of the game will allow you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Video
  • Feature Nintendo Indie Collaborations And Crossovers We’d Like To See

    Tasty indie matchings with some cherished favourite franchises

    The announcement of Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda (to give its unwieldy full name) in yesterday’s Nindies Direct presentation was a delightful surprise. Although we’d heard whispers of

    • Features
    • Indie
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Kotal Kahn Gets Humiliated In His Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Trailer

    "Jacqui Briggs wins"

    If you've been keeping tabs on NetherRealm Studios' upcoming fighting game Mortal Kombat 11, you'll no doubt be aware of the regular live streams - better known as Kombat Kasts - for the game. So far, these streams have slowly but steadily been revealing each of the fighters in the new entry. In the latest one, NetherRealm...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
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  • Nintendo Download 21st March (Europe)

    Unravel Two! Fate/EXTELLA! Air Conflicts!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail - New Releases: Fate/EXTELLA LINK (Marvelous Europe,...

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  • News InkyPen Is Now Offering Free-To-Read Comics On Nintendo Switch

    No subscription required

    Nintendo Switch comic book app InkyPen is now allowing readers to browse a "growing selection of free comics" and explore its catalogue without a subscription. A brand new patch has been added to the app today, fixing bugs and adding features which primarily includes this selection of free comics. Previously, users had to...

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  • News Cadence Of Hyrule Features The Work Of Two Sonic Mania Artists

    It's a small (and wonderful) world

    One of the 'wow' moments from yesterday's Nindies Showcase presentation was the reveal of Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer - a new game from the team behind Crypt of the NecroDancer which is set to feature none other th

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    • Legend of Zelda
    • Sonic
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    • Switch eShop
  • Review Azure Saga: Pathfinder Deluxe Edition - A Largely Forgettable JRPG Romp

    Off the beaten path

    If there’s one thing Nintendo Switch already has in abundance, it’s JRPGs. There are classics from yesteryear, Triple-A odysseys from some of the biggest developers in the word and a healthy smattering of independently-made offerings. As Switch owners, we’re spoiled for choice, so if you’re bringing a Japanese-style...

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  • News Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden Announced For Switch, Includes Expansion DLC

    Physical deluxe edition also confirmed

    During Epic's keynote at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, The Bearded Ladies and Funcom announced Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden would be released on the Switch on 25th June. This version of the game will come with expansion DLC. There'll also be a retail deluxe edition released on the same...

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    • GDC
  • Video Square Enix Staff Share Secrets And Memories Of Final Fantasy IX's Development

    The first in a series of videos

    Amazingly, the Nintendo Switch is slowly but surely becoming a Final Fantasy fan's dream console. Last month saw the release of Final Fantasy IX, the adored Final Fantasy VII launches next week, and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
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  • News Zombie Infested Apartment Simulator Undead's Building Looks Delightfully Bonkers

    Live rent free

    Have you ever wanted to live in a zombie infested apartment where the undead wander the hallways? Nope? That's the correct answer! Still, the premise makes for a fun looking game and Japanese indie developer Double Drive is going to release Undead’s Building on the Switch eShop on 28th March so you can experience the horror for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Free Wizard Of Legend Sky Palace Update Is Now Available

    Return to the wizard world

    Yesterday, Nintendo fans were bombarded with a bunch of indie game announcements. It's all thanks to the recent Nindie Direct presentation, showcasing a variety of upcoming Switch eShop releases. With the spotlight still on the smaller side of development, Contingent99 has taken the opportunity to surprise everyone by...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
  • Video Take A Peek At Some Brand New SteamWorld Quest Battle Gameplay

    Check out the card-based system

    Yesterday may well have presented us with crazy amounts of exciting Nindie goodness, but there's another title gearing up for release that definitely shouldn't be forgotten about: SteamWorld Quest. Yes, Image & Form's upcoming SteamWorld game is a particularly interesting one, partly thanks to the fact that the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Anniversary Pokémon Snap Turns 20 Years Old Today

    And we still don't have a sequel

    Twenty years ago today, on 21st March 1999, Pokémon Snap was first released in Japan. A Nintendo 64 exclusive, Pokémon Snap follows the adventures of Todd Snap, a Pokémon photographer who is tasked with taking perfect shots of the adorable critters and showing them to Professor Oak for inspection. It features 63...

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    • Nintendo
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  • Video Hollow 2 Hopes To Win Over FPS Fans With New Action Trailer

    Hollow returns to Switch with new sequel

    Forever Entertainment has been hard at work on Hollow 2 recently, a sequel to last year's first-person survival game Hollow. A brand new trailer has been released today to give players a taste of the action. It's safe to say that we weren't the biggest fans of Hollow when we played it last February. We felt...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Video
  • News Among The Sleep: Enhanced Edition Brings Terrifying New Content To Switch This May

    New level, improvements and pyjamas

    The award-winning horror game Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition has received a confirmed release date for Nintendo Switch. You'll be able to check it out from 29th May. The news comes alongside a brand new trailer (which we've shared above) and more details on what you can expect in this 'enhanced' release. This...

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