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  • News Reggie Says Metroid Prime 4 Is Well Into Development

    No word on a release date

    We know Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aimé is excited about Metroid Prime 4. He's been recently spotted wearing appropriately-themed t-shirts and right now he's even training up with the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Former Xbox Exclusive Ms. Splosion Man Blasts Onto Switch eShop Next Week

    Freedom at last

    The former Xbox Live Arcade exclusive Ms. Splosion Man is seemingly making the Switch on 22nd November. Originally published by Microsoft in 2011, Twisted Pixel - the developer behind this critically-praised platformer - has since become independent, allowing its once limited release to roam free. This news stems from European and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

YesterdayWed, 14th Nov 2018

  • News Here's Your First Look At Pokémon GO Dev Niantic’s Upcoming Harry Potter AR Game

    Accio trailer!

    Last year, Niantic – the development team behind Pokémon Go – announced it would be partnering with Warner Bros. to create a brand new augmented reality mobile game – Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Since then, it’s been deathly quiet, with virtually no news around the upcoming mobile title. However, a (brief) new teaser...

    • Pokemon GO
    • Niantic
    • Mobile
    • Harry Potter
    • Pokemon
  • News Blazing Chrome Will Bring Its Classic Arcade Side-Scrolling Action To Switch Early Next Year

    Co-op mode supported

    Publisher The Arcade Crew and developer Joymasher have revealed that Blazing Chrome will be running and gunning its way to Switch early next year. This retro-inspired co-op battle to save Earth has been treated to a new gameplay clip (up above), giving us a glimpse of the devastated environments awaiting players ready to fight...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Detective Pikachu's German Voice Is Creeping People Out, And For Good Reason

    "Pika pika"

    If you've finally managed to contain your excitement after seeing the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie trailer reveal the other day, then we're very sorry to thrust it back into your eyeballs for another experience you won't forget in a hurry. Today, friends, we're going to meet the German version of Detective Pikachu, and then probably...

    • Random
    • Pokemon
    • Detective Pikachu
    • Movies
  • News Luigi's Mansion Scares Away The Competition To Snag Number One In The Japanese Charts

    Switch sales at highest for some time

    Japanese chart figures are now in for 5th November - 11th November, and the new 3DS release of Luigi's Mansion has spooked its way right to the very top. Our favourite vacuum-wielding, green hat-wearing plumber's ghostly adventure shifted 27,370 retail units in the region last week, narrowly beating Call of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Review Valiant Hearts: The Great War - An Aptly-Timed Switch Port If Ever There Was One

    Somme achievement

    For all the games out there that are ostensibly about war, precious few of them handle the subject with any real depth or elegance. Such games tend to be all about the brutal mechanics of war rather than the exacting toll it takes on people and places. Valiant Hearts: The Great War, by contrast, is one of the most humane war games...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Valiant Hearts
  • News Mega Drive Kickstarter Success Xeno Crisis Is Getting A Limited Physical Edition On Switch

    Don't mind if we do

    Bitmap Bureau has revealed that Xeno Crisis - an arcade-style shooter set to launch for the 30-year-old Sega Mega Drive - will also be receiving a physical release on Nintendo Switch. You may remember that, right at the start of the year, we reported on the game's Kickstarter progress, noting that a $65,000 stretch goal was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Retro
    • Mega Drive
  • News Rock Boshers DX: Director's Cut Brings "Exceedingly Retro" Arcade Gameplay To Switch Next Month

    Pre-orders go live tomorrow

    Tikipod Ltd has shared with us a brand new trailer for Rock Boshers DX: Director's Cut, revealing that the game will be headed to Switch early next month. Described as an "exceedingly retro arcade adventure", Rock Boshers DX has you travelling back to the 1880s to help a young Queen Victoria fight her way across Mars in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Nintendo Really Wants You To Know That The Switch Has More Than 1,000 Games

    We know, Ninty, we know

    Towards the end of last month, Nintendo uploaded a YouTube video to advertise the fact that the Switch is now home to over 1,000 games. Just in case you weren't aware, or perhaps in an attempt to really drive the message home, a new trailer has been released today which boasts that fact once again. We get the message,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
  • News Scratch That Stardew Valley Multiplayer Itch With Harvest Life, A New Cutesy Farming Sim On Switch

    Releases later this month

    A quick look at our comment sections and forums tells us that you guys love your adorable, farming simulator adventures, with the ever-popular Stardew Valley taking centre stage on Switch. While we all wait for that game's upcoming multiplayer update, though, you might be interested in checking out Harvest Life

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Atomic Robo-Kid, Forgotten Hero Of The '80s, Is Coming To Switch This Week

    The robot once called "Dusty Bin with lasers"

    Japanese publisher Hamster has revealed that it will be bringing UPL Co., Ltd's likeable '80s coin-op hit Atomic Robo-Kid to the Nintendo Switch as part of its Arcade Archives series. The game hits the Japanese eShop tomorrow with a price tag of just ¥823. If you'll forgive us for getting all...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Atomic Robo Kid
    • Hamster
    • Japan
  • News Columbus Circle Is Releasing A Converter That Lets You Play Game Boy Color Games On Your SNES

    Colour me excited

    The Super Game Boy was great, especially if you were a Nintendo fan who was short on cash and wanted to extract as much enjoyment as possible from your small library of games. Being able to experience your Game Boy games on the big screen was a real boon, and if you're anything like us then you'll have many happy memories of...

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • Game Boy
    • Hardware
  • News R-Type Dimensions EX Lands On Switch At The End Of The Month

    Bydo beware!

    Shmup aficionados can circle their calendars on 28th November, the date that R-Type Dimensions EX releases on the Switch eShop, at long last adding Irem's revered, evil alien empire shooter to the ever-growing list of shoot 'em ups on Nintendo's hybrid system. If you're unfamiliar with this iteration of Irem's classic, know that it is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Henk Rogers On His First Impressions Of Tetris And Persuading Nintendo To Bundle It With The Game Boy

    Not a bad decision, huh?

    At this point, everyone and their cat knows about Tetris; the highscore-chasing, block-placing phenomenon has sold hundreds of millions of copies around the world, captivating the minds of its players for years on end. One cog in the Tetris success machine is Henk Rogers, a game designer known for securing the rights to...

    • Retro
    • Tetris
    • Game Boy
    • Nintendo
  • News Dark Souls: Remastered Switch Update Fixes Crashes And Improves Animations

    Make sure to update

    Dark Souls: Remastered has just received an update on Nintendo Switch, fixing crashes and other issues to improve the game's overall performance. Not an awful lot has been said about the game since it launched on Switch last month, but that doesn't mean that developer FromSoftware hasn't been quietly working away on improvements...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dark Souls
    • Updates
  • Review Crashlands - A Neat Survival RPG Which Can't Quite Keep Repetition At Bay

    Fat of the lands

    Back in 2016, Butterscotch Shenanigans brought Crashlands and its top-down mix of RPG questing and crafting to PC and mobile, but its simplified approach to both proved to be a far more suitable experience for smartphones and tablets than it was for the world of keyboards and mice. Question is, almost three years on, will Nintendo...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Crashlands
  • News Fortnite's Latest Update Scraps Controversial Glider Redeploy, Adds Mounted Turrets And New Food Fight Mode

    Burger Royale

    Fortnite is being updated to version 6.30 today, bringing with it the usual bucket load of changes that are sure to change the way you play. Interestingly, developer Epic Games has also decided to remove the controversial glider redeploy function that has been speeding up matches over the last few weeks. Starting as a limited time...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Updates
  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Hardware Bundle Deals For Christmas 2018

    Which Switch this Xmas?

    In the market for a new Nintendo Switch for Christmas this year? Well, you have a wide variety of options, from default consoles to special bundles packed with free games and extras. At this point in the Switch's lifespan, we'd strongly encourage you to opt for the latter, as that's where the best value for money lies. The...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
    • Features
  • News Brush Up On Your Gaming Music Knowledge With A Diggin' In The Carts Radio Marathon This Weekend

    Final episode airs this week

    A little while ago, we reported on the return of Diggin' In The Carts - an eight-part radio series which has been celebrating all different aspects of video game music over the last few weeks. With special guests including none other than Donkey Kong Country composer David Wise, the show has been going along swimmingly,...

    • Music
    • Retro
  • Reminder Three New NES Games Have Launched On Switch Today, Plus Another Bonus SP Version

    NES games for everyone

    As promised, today sees another trio of retro delights hit the Nintendo Switch Online - Nintendo Entertainment System library of games (plus a special bonus version, too). If you're subscribed to the service, here's what you can expect to find joining your collection. The three main additions this month are Metroid, Mighty...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Artificial Shortages Of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Rob Russian Fans Of Choice

    "Russians don’t recognise any other Pokémon but Pikachu"

    Since the franchise’s beginning, one of defining features of the Pokémon series has been the policy of releasing two “different but equal” versions. However, it seems that in Russia, some creatures are more equal than others. Local Nintendo fans have noticed that, while they...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Russia
  • News Brains Behind Yooka-Laylee Demaster Wanted To Recreate "The Good Old Days"

    Bringing back the past

    For a while now, Playtonic has been busy working on a free N64-inspired visual update for Yooka-Laylee. In a recent Q and A on Playtonic's website, Technical Director Jens Restermeier - the brains behind the operation - spoke about ideas and challenges encountered along the way: When we decided we were going to implement...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Diablo III HOME Menu Icon On Nintendo Switch Has Finally Been Updated

    Hell, it's about time

    When Diablo III: Eternal Collection unleashed hell on the Switch at the start of November, the game was widely praised for being a port that didn't cut corners or content just to make the experience function and fit on Nintendo's hybrid device. One of the few criticisms around the time of the launch was linked to the game's...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Switch Nindies Nominated Across Multiple Categories At The Game Awards

    Will Celeste be the best?

    It's that time of year again where you can now vote for your favourite games. Yes, this year's Game Awards have arrived. Once again, Nintendo releases dominate the family category along with Ubisoft's Starlink: Battle for Atlas and Team 17's Overcooked 2. Square Enix's Switch exclusive

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • The Game Awards
    • Nindies
  • News Dive Into ABZÛ When It Swims Onto Nintendo Switch At The End Of November

    From the creative minds behind Journey

    Out of the blue, the appropriately-named developer Giant Squid, in partnership with independent publisher 505 Games, have announced the 2016 title ABZÛ will make a splash on Switch on 29th November for $19.99. Several members of the development team previously worked on the highly-praised 2012 PlayStation...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Rumour PlatinumGames Is Working On Three Switch Titles

    One, two, three...

    Another rumour has surfaced online. This time it's regarding the Japanese developer PlatinumGames - a company originally founded in 2007 after a merger between Seeds Inc. and Odd Inc. According to Nintendo Insider, the developer has a total of three games currently in development for Nintendo Switch. The first, as we've known...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • PlatinumGames
    • Hideki Kamiya

Tuesday13th Nov 2018

  • Review Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! - The Perfect Entry Point For Newcomers, A Nostalgia Trip For Veterans

    Revisiting Kanto 20 years on

    With the Switch gearing up for its second holiday season on the market, the time has finally come for the hybrid machine to get its first taste of core series Pokémon action. Acting as a reimagining of Pokémon Yellow – an already enhanced version of the series’ first titles Pokémon Red and Blue – Pokémon: Let's...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Lets Go
  • News Nintendo Wins $12 Million From Trademark And Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

    An expensive settlement

    Earlier this year in July, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against two ROM and emulator websites at the federal court in the US state of Arizona for trademark and copyright infringement. The latest development is the owners and operators of these now-defunct websites - a married couple - have agreed to a settlement exceeding $12...

    • Nintendo
    • Legal
  • News Nintendo Reveals Money-Saving Black Friday Deals For Switch And 2DS In The US

    Grab yourself a bargain

    Nintendo has shared details on some upcoming Black Friday deals for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 2DS in the US. As you'd expect, these offers save buyers a nice chunk of cash, and we've even been treated to a brand new video starring Luigi to take a closer look. First up is a Nintendo Switch system with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo 2DS
    • 3DS
  • Hardware Review Poké Ball Plus - The Most Imperfect Perfect Accessory You Could Imagine

    Balls up?

    Nintendo – perhaps unlike any other games company – understands the connection between video gaming and the physical world. That might sound like a rather silly statement to make as every firm involved in the making of interactive entertainment has to consider how the player will interact physically with the game itself, but with...

    • Hardware Review
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
  • News "Realistic Pokémon" Artist Landed Detective Pikachu Movie Job After Being Discovered On Google

    A dream come true

    A little under 24 hours ago, the internet buckled under the pressure of excitement, confusion, disgust, wonder, and more, all experienced by Pokémon fans who had seen the new Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie trailer. The realistic CGI left many seriously impressed - often after an initial dose of shock - as we've never really seen...

    • Pokemon
    • Movies
    • Detective Pikachu
  • News Five Nights At Freddy's Creator Is Bringing The Original Scares To Switch

    Are you afraid of the dark?

    If you love cheap jump scares, we've got fantastic news - the creator of the Five Nights at Freddy's series will be bringing his point-and-click survival horror titles to the Nintendo Switch at some point in the near future. In a recent post over on the Steam Community discussion boards, series creator Scott Cawthon...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide All Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! Switch Games, Bundles, and Accessories and Where to Buy Them

    Let’s Go!

    The moment we’ve all been waiting for is nearly here. Undoubtedly, one of the two biggest Nintendo Switch games of the year, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! launches in just over two weeks, so there’s not long left to ensure you’ve got yourself a copy. Uber fans will probably want more than just the game...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokémon: Let’s Go
  • News The Switch eShop Finally Adds Search Filters For Genre, Price Range And More

    Hallelujah!

    The Nintendo Switch eShop has just been hit with a new update, finally adding a selection of easy-to-access search filters which should help players to find brand new games. The Switch eShop - and its frankly ridiculous approach to organisation and structure - has sparked countless comments from frustrated users over the past year and a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Monster Sanctuary Blends Pokémon With Metroidvania, And It Just Smashed Its Switch Kickstarter Goal

    One to keep an eye on

    If you love yourself a bit of Metroidvania exploration, Pokémon-like monster-taming RPG, and nostalgic retro vibes, you'll probably find yourself pretty intrigued by Monster Sanctuary. This game blends all of the above, with combat focusing on team synergy and combos to try and distance itself from other popular franchises...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kickstarter
  • News Get Into The Christmas Spirit With This Super Mario LED Wreath, Available Now

    Show off in style

    Amazingly, the holiday season is almost upon us once again, with time flying by at a pace that would beat Santa Claus himself in the world's strangest racing event yet. Luckily, though, for those wanting to get into the festive spirit, this Super Mario-themed wreath might just be the perfect thing. Released exclusively through...

    • Super Mario
    • Accessories
  • News Bandai Namco Is Set To Release A "Large-Scale Crafting Game" Called Ninja Box On Switch

    Make your own secret bases

    Bandai Namco has revealed a brand new project called Ninja Box, and it's currently in the works for Nintendo Switch. The news comes from the latest issue of the monthly CoroCoro magazine, where the game has been described as a "super large-scale crafting game". According to Siliconera, the game features a ninja called...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Full Metal Furies - A Fantastic Fusion Of Role-Playing, Puzzle-Solving And Good, Old-Fashioned Beat 'Em Up Action

    Girl power

    Cellar Door Games put itself on the map with the release of Rogue Legacy, a critically lauded roguelike sidescroller that in some ways set a trend still being followed by indies today, but the studio later went on to release a new game, Full Metal Furies, to much less fanfare. There were plenty of factors that resulted in the studio's...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Full Metal Furies
  • News A Garish Neo Geo Mini Christmas Edition Is On The Way With More Games Included

    Now with 48 titles

    SNK has announced that the Neo Geo Mini is set to receive a limited edition Christmas variant which will come with more games included. This edition has 48 games available to play, as opposed to the standard edition's 40. From the 48 titles set to be available in the Christmas edition, nine are not available on the standard and...

    • Retro
    • SNK
    • Neo Geo
    • Neo Geo Mini
  • News Nippon Ichi Reveals Destiny Connect, A Brand New Original RPG For Switch

    Also coming to PS4

    Nippon Ichi Software has revealed a brand new original game called Destiny Connect, with a Japanese Switch release date already secured. The game has been announced in this week's Famitsu magazine, which has provided a few early details about what we can expect when it launches. The game is an RPG directed by Yoshihiko Toda, set...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Battle Princess Madelyn Fights Its Way To Switch On 6th December, Wii U Version Coming Next Year

    Smash Bros. Eve?

    Causal Bit Games and Hound Picked Games have shared a brand new trailer for Battle Princess Madelyn, revealing that the game will arrive on Switch on 6th December in the process. Heavily influenced by the likes of Ghouls 'n Ghosts and Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon's Trap, the game follows the story of a young knight

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Wii U
  • Rumour Dataminers Uncover SMITE Founder's Pack For Nintendo Switch

    The gods are coming

    More evidence suggesting Hi-Rez Studios' MOBA - SMITE - is on its way to the Nintendo Switch eShop has been uncovered. The same datamining website for the game has now located a founder's pack - specifically for Nintendo's hybrid system. You might recall Paladins also received a founder's pack prior to its own Switch release,...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Smite
  • Video Upcoming Sandbox RPG My Time At Portia Gets A Crafty New Trailer

    Quite literally

    Team17 has today released a brand new trailer for the upcoming My Time at Portia, giving us a good look at the crafting element of the game. If you've forgotten what this one's all about (we first heard about it heading to Switch way back in January) then let us quickly fill you in. You arrive in the enchanting town of Portia, ready...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Marvel Comic Book Legend Stan Lee Has Passed Away At 95 Years Of Age

    "A superhero in his own right"

    Comic book legend Stan Lee has passed away at 95 years of age. He was the co-founder and editor-in-chief at Marvel Comics and responsible for the co-creation of many well-known superheroes such as Spider-Man, Fantastic Four and X-Men. The loss of Lee is rather significant to the video game industry as his creations...

    • Marvel
    • Stan Lee
    • Spider-Man
  • Video Switch Puzzler Memorrha Gets Its First Gorgeous Gameplay Trailer

    Release window pushed back just a little

    A few months ago, after it was revealed that the ever-popular The Witness would not be making it to Switch, Korion Games stepped up to the plate with Memorrha, a lovely looking puzzler set to arrive on the console

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Kingdom: Two Crowns Introduces Shogun Era On Switch This December

    "A challenge awaits all who seek it"

    During Nintendo's Nindie showcase in March 2017, Raw Fury's Kingdom: Two Crowns was confirmed for the Switch eShop. Now, after all this time, the developer has finally revealed the game where you lead a kingdom and make tough decisions will arrive on 11th December. Alongside this release date announcement is the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hoverbike Racing RPG Desert Child Releases On Switch eShop Next Month

    "Yeah nah ay, she'll be right"

    Self-proclaimed Prime Minister of Australia Oscar Brittain and also the creator of Desert Child has revealed his upcoming Switch eShop release - published by Akupara Games - will be available on 11th December. This racing game, containing RPG elements, has you speeding about on vintage hoverbikes as you attempt to...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Let Your Dog Be The Hero In Mimpi Dreams, A Puzzle-Platformer Hitting Switch This Week

    With "funny characters and gentle humour"

    Indie publisher and developer Dreadlocks Ltd has revealed that Mimpi Dreams, a "casual" puzzle-platformer game, is jumping onto the Switch eShop this week. The game features the central character Mimpi, a cute little dog who dreams of being a hero. Mimpi's dreams don't only consist of gathering bones,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

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