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  • News Castlevania: Dracula X Gets MSU1 Digital Audio Enhancement Treatment

    What a horrible night to have digital audio

    Alas, poor Castlevania: Dracula X (Vampire's Kiss in Europe). Despite the best Konami efforts to snugly fit all the brilliance of the original PC Engine CD title Castlevania: Rondo of Blood inside a Super Nintendo cartridge it was just not meant to be; the fact it was a step down in the controls...

    • SNES
    • Super Nintendo
    • Konami
    • Castlevania
    • MSU1

YesterdayWed, 22nd Nov 2017

  • News The Latest Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gift Has a Little Extra Punch

    A cool part of the game

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a game not just defined by the big moments, but also the small touches that aren't needed as such, but add a lot of character to the experience. Whether it's surprise locations or funny dialogue there are a lot of these smaller moments, and the latest 'Tips from the Wild' news post...

    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Update 1.3.4 Is Now Live

    Fixer-upper

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been updated to version 1.3.4. Before you get too excited, this update doesn't offer any sweeping changes - instead, it's aimed at tidying up the experience and offering "various fixes to improve gameplay". Boo. Of course, this could also mean that the update is laying the groundwork for next...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Wii U
  • News Nintendo of America Launches Its eShop Cyber Deals for Switch, 3DS and Wii U

    Super Bomberman R! Disgaea 5! LEGO! Ace Attorney! More!

    The Thanksgiving Holiday is right around the corner in the US, and in various countries we're also in the middle of Black Friday discount fever, with promotions now running for a week or more. Nintendo of America, for its part, is keen to join in with its own Cyber Deals on the eShop; there...

    • Cyber Deals
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
  • Video Rainway Dev Shows Off Cuphead Co-Op Running On Nintendo Switch

    Beta gets pushed back to next year

    Rainway is shaping up to be one of the Switch's most important apps - assuming of course Nintendo allows it to be published on the eShop. Using Rainway you can stream gameplay from your PC to devices which possess a web browser, and Switch has been highlighted as a key platform by developer Andrew Sampson. Sampson...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rainway
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Here's What WWE 2K18 Looks Like On Switch

    Stores apparently getting stock any day now, but still no release date

    Nope, it doesn't look quite like that, although we kinda wish it did. It looks more like this: We still don't have a release date for WWE 2K18 on Switch, but YouTube user Gruby Nerd has apparently managed to get his hands on a copy "from one of the small shops" and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • WWE
    • WWE 2K18
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    Switch

    Review LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

    It's about time

    The LEGO effect has benefited many a popular fiction franchise since 2005, from Star Wars to Jurassic Park to Harry Potter. Throughout that time, though, there’s arguably been no better fit for the Danish toy brand than Marvel. With the comic giant’s peerless roster of colourful characters, developer Traveller’s Tales has the...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • LEGO
    • Marvel
  • News Super Nintendo World at Universal Orlando Will Reportedly Be Bigger Than Expected

    To include Donkey Kong and Mario Kart sections

    Back in 2015 it was officially confirmed that Nintendo would have attractions at Universal resorts / theme parks, and from late 2016 it started to get more official attention. Though not due until 2020, Nintendo even attended a ceremony and released a trailer (above) for the Tokyo attraction. Super...

    • Super Mario
    • Universal
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    Switch eShop

    Review RIVE: Ultimate Edition

    Bang for your buck

    Two Tribes is a name that will be familiar to many a Nintendo fan after the excellent Toki Tori series, a puzzle platformer with some very light Metroidvania elements. Since producing those games, the company fell on some hard times and stated that RIVE would be its final game. The title was announced back in 2014 for the Wii...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • RIVE
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    Switch eShop

    Review VVVVVV

    A VVVVVVery good time

    When we first reviewed VVVVVV for the 3DS way back in 2010, we praised it for its ZX Spectrum / Commodore 64-style graphics, along with its simple and intuitive gravity-shifting mechanics. Not much has changed about VVVVVV in the intervening years, but truly, we don't mind.  If you haven't tried VVVVVV before it's a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • VVVVVV
  • Guide Essential Tips to Reach Level 100 in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

    Time to evolve

    Levelling up Pokémon can always be such a pain. While battles will often bring your Pokémon down to Level 50 or up to Level 100, there are many reasons to get your Pokémon to higher levels. Some Pokémon, such as Zweilous, don't evolve until they hit Level 64. Although the Move Reminder can also teach your Pokémon moves late in...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
  • News Tiny Metal Director Accused Of Scamming Kickstarter Backers To Fund Game

    "Toxic employee" attacks Project Phoenix director

    Remember Project Phoenix? It was a 2013 Kickstarter project which raised a whopping $1,014,600 from 15,802 backers off the back of the lofty promise that it would unite Japan's RPG talent to create the ultimate real-time strategy title. In 2015 director and project leader Hiroaki Yura...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Tiny Metal
    • Legal
    • Hiroaki Yura
  • News ARMS Gets a Switch News Post Gift to Promote First 'Party Crash'

    Team Spring Man or Team Ribbon Girl?

    Last week brought us ARMS version 4.0, which added a new fighter, stage, ARMS options and assorted other bits and bobs. Another key addition was the functionality for 'Party Crash', timed Party mode events that have a Splatfest feel to them. The first one starts today (22nd November) at 7am Pacific / 10am...

    • ARMS
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Versus
  • News Blaster Master Zero Version 1.5 Goes Live on 23rd November

    A new battle mode?!

    Blaster Master Zero is a real gem that could adequately be described as the gift that keeps on giving. Since launch, Inti Creates has given the game an impressive amount of support, adding in several extra playable characters and new game modes to keep players interested in the retro shooter while enticing new ones with a broader...

    • Switch eShop
    • Blaster Master Zero
    • Updates
  • News Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Lead Japanese Charts As Switch Dominates Again

    There's a new Wii U release in the top 10, too

    It's the middle of the week, which means it's time for the Media Create chart results out of Japan. It was a big week all told and one that certainly boosted Nintendo's coffers. The results bring us the launch sales of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, though the combination of it being a mid-gen...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Feature Revisiting Symphony Of The Goddesses With Its New Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Music

    A breath of fresh air?

    The hugely successful Symphony of the Goddesses orchestral tour is entering the final stretch of its 2017 run, so regular attendee Arjun Joshi went along to check out the amended version with Breath of the Wild content. As you may know by now, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses (SotG) events utilise extremely...

    • Features
    • Symphony of the Goddesses
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Zen Studios Shows Off a Clever Twist With Vertical Play in Pinball FX3 on Switch

    It's all about balance

    Though we need to wait for Pinball FX3 to arrive on Switch in December, having originally been expected on 14th November, it should hopefully be worth the extra development time. Zen Studios outlined one reason for the short delay back in mid-November, stating that it had implemented a smart new way to ensure the system...

    • Switch eShop
    • Zen Studios
  • News Caveman Warriors Will Take Us Back in Time on 5th December

    Battle prehistoric foes with up to three buddies

    Caveman Warriors was confirmed for the Switch back in September, securing a prestigious spot on Nintendo's official YouTube channel for the reveal trailer.  It's a colourful brawler with four different characters (and local multiplayer for as many players), and JanduSoft has now confirmed that...

    • Switch eShop
    • Caveman Warriors
  • News The Next Penelope Dev Reminds Us That The Game Is Still Coming To Switch

    Full trailer and release details coming soon

    The Next Penelope not coming to the Wii U is one of our biggest disappointments with Nintendo's past system; this gorgeous-looking top-down racer played like a dream on Steam and would have been perfect on a console. Sadly, it wasn't meant to be - but developer 

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop

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    Review Gear.Club Unlimited

    Aiming for top gear

    When it comes to video game expectations, context really is king. As the first thing resembling a ‘proper’ racing game on Switch, Gear.Club Unlimited has a certain amount of goodwill stored up for it. Conversely, Gear.Club’s mobile past means that racing fans will be watching with an unusually critical eye. It initially...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Gear Club Unlimited
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    Switch

    Review L.A. Noire

    A city of undercurrents, where not everything is as it seems

    Back in 2011, L.A. Noire was a revelation. It captured the feel of 1940s Los Angeles in manner that was so convincing and immersive that it put many live-action TV shows and Hollywood movies to shame; centered around the earnest and driven detective Cole Phelps, the now-defunct Team...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • LA Noire
    • Rockstar
  • News Square Enix on What to Expect on the Switch in the Future

    What's coming next?

    Square Enix has shown a great deal of interest in the Nintendo Switch, giving early support with the likes of I Am Setsuna and the soon to be released follow-up, Lost Sphear. Beyond that, it seems that Final Fantasy XV is likely to show up on the platform in some form, and then there’s the mysterious Project Octopath Traveler...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • News New Stages, Hair Styles, Battle Mode and More Confirmed for Huge Splatoon 2 Updates

    More splatting for your money

    Splatoon 2 has followed the path of its predecessor in delivering regular (often weekly) content for free. A lot of the time we're receiving new weapons or outfits, but Nintendo has now unveiled a whole lot of upcoming goodies in a new trailer. There are multiple new stages, hair styles, a fresh battle mode, new amiibo...

    • Splatoon
    • Splatoon 2
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
  • News Resident Evil Revelations Collection Isn't Getting A Physical Release On Switch In Europe

    "It's not viable for Capcom Europe to create a physical version"

    We're really looking forward to getting our mitts on Resident Evil Revelations Collection when it lands on the Switch on 28th November. It's been public knowledge for some time that only the original Resident Evil Revelations will be on the Switch cart if you buy the physical...

    • Europe
    • Capcom
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Resident Evil
  • News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Is Available Now

    A day early!

    Nintendo appears to have pushed Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp live a day ahead of schedule. The smartphone game is now available for download on both iOS and Android, despite the fact that the official release date is supposed to be the 22nd (tomorrow). We're not entirely sure if this is a global release at present but we've been able...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Mobile
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    Switch eShop

    Review Battle Chef Brigade

    Allez, cuisine!

    Battle Chef Brigade is something of an oddity. Part cooking game, part action RPG, it's hard to explain without sounding like you're a bit off. Unless, of course, you're a fan of anime, in which case you'll feel at home. Even if you aren't, however, there's plenty to love. Battle Chef Brigade answers a question many RPG fans have...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Battle Chef Brigade
  • News BadLand Games to Donate 75% Of Its Axiom Verge Profits to Healthcare for Tom Happ's Son

    "I just wanted to thank them for their generosity"

    Axiom Verge is now out at retail for the Nintendo Switch in North America, the latest Indie gem to make its way into stores. It's a game that we've loved on both Wii U and Switch, and has made its mark across a wide range of consoles. It's no secret that the game's creator Tom Happ has been working...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Axiom Verge
    • BadLand Games
  • News PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Studio Bluehole Working On New Game For Switch

    Aimed at the Asian market, apparently

    Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year then the name PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds should be familiar to you, even if you've not played the game. This online shooter has become one of gaming's hottest properties and has millions of active players. The team behind it, Bluehole, has revealed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bluehole
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    Switch

    Review Ben 10

    Not bad Ben, but it ain't a 10

    Licensed games are a slippery slope. You’d like to believe that developers and publishers are going about them from a good place; obviously there’s something there that people love, so why not make an interactive experience of it? A devil’s advocate would say they’re nothing but a shill, a way to prey on...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ben 10
  • News German Studio HandyGames Is Going All-In With The Nintendo Switch

    Loads of new games confirmed, plus two secret projects

    German studio HandyGames - famous for its Townsmen series of strategy titles - has confirmed a raft of games for the Nintendo Switch. We already know about Aces of the Luftwaffe – Squadron and Townsmen coming to Nintendo's console, but HandyGames has also revealed that Clouds &...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • HandyGames
  • Out Today Racing, Rhythm Gaming, Quirky Puzzles and More Arrive on the Switch eShop

    Time for the early update

    Back in the day new downloads would mainly arrive on the eShop on a Thursday, with the occasional cheeky retail game on other dates. In the currently busy world of the Switch eShop, however, new titles arrive early each week, leading to this 'Out Today' series of posts. This week is no different, with multiple titles...

    • Switch eShop
    • Out Today
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    Switch eShop

    Review Super Beat Sports

    Aural astral alien olympics

    If you haven't heard of the original Beat Sports, don't worry - it was something of a sleeper hit. When the Apple TV first launched back in 2015, developer Harmonix was chosen to kickstart the device as a gaming platform with its rhythm-based sports compilation. From Rock Band to space sports it was a bit of a departure,...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Beat Sports
  • News Hideki Kamiya Would Love To Remake Viewtiful Joe

    Henshin A Go Go Baby!

    Viewtiful Joe and its sequel were among some of the best games released on the GameCube. This side scrolling beat 'em up had impressive cel-shaded graphics for its time and unique slo-mo fighting mechanics which made it lots of fun to replay time and time again. PlatinumGames' Hideki Kamiya often likes to...

    • Hideki Kamiya
    • Capcom
    • Viewtiful Joe
    • Retro
    • PlatinumGames
  • Weirdness Here's Two Pikachu-Enabled Smart Home Speakers Chatting With Each Other

    Too cute for words

    What happens when you take a Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speaker and install the Pikachu Talk app? The cutest thing ever of course! A Japanese user of the app cleverly found that it is possible to get the two smart speakers chatting away to each other in Pikachu-speak: Who knows what mischief...

    • Weirdness
    • Pokemon
  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: Cloud 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 Cloud Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey! Below, you'll find maps detailing the exact location for all 9 of the Power Moons located in this Kingdom, as well as descriptions on how to get each and every one of them. The numbers on...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News World Heroes Is Your Next Neo Geo ACA Release On Switch

    Historically inaccurate rumble

    After a brief break from one-on-one fighting games it looks like Hamster is closing up November with the return of the beloved Neo Geo genre, courtesy of ADK's World Heroes.  If you ever fancied beating up Rasputin with Janne D'Arc (that's not a typo by the way) this is the historical fighting game you are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Neo Geo
    • eShop
    • Hamster
    • ADK
  • Anniversary The Super Famicom Is Now 27 Years Old

    It's got a mortgage and two kids as well

    To many retro gamers it doesn't get much better than the Super Nintendo, otherwise known as the Super Famicom in its native Japan. This year Nintendo celebrated this 16-bit wonder with the release of the SNES Classic Mini, which was a timely reminder of how great the console was. It was on this console that...

    • Anniversary
    • Retro
    • Super Nintendo
    • SNES
  • Music Rare And iam8bit Are Releasing Battletoads And Conker's Bad Fur Day Soundtracks On Vinyl

    Preorders opening soon

    Rare may not be under Nintendo's wing anymore but the UK studio is responsible for some amazing 8, 16 and 64-bit titles such as Battletoads, Donkey Kong Country and Banjo-Kazooie, to name just three. Now, the company is teaming up with iam8bit to produce vinyl soundtracks for three of its classic games: Battletoads in...

    • Music
    • Rare

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