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TodaySat, 24th Aug 2019

  • News Square Enix Confirms Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Will Be A Digital-Only Release

    Physical release not happening

    Not long after Square Enix revealed Final Fantasy VIII Remastered for multiple platforms including the Nintendo Switch at its E3 2019 live presentation, there were murmurs about a possible physical release. DotEmu, the developer helping out with the remastered version of the game, even responded to a fan question...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
    • Final Fantasy
  • News Limited Run Reveals River City Girls Collector's Edition, Pre-Orders Open 30th August

    Get ready to kick some butt

    The beat 'em up genre is alive and well on Nintendo's hybrid device. Earlier this week, DotEmu confirmed Streets of Rage 4 for the system and now the girls from the River City series are vying for your attention as they gear up for their big September release. To ensure you side with Misako and Kyoko in this fight,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

YesterdayFri, 23rd Aug 2019

  • Poll How Do You Pronounce These Nintendo-Related Words?

    Let’s call the whole thing off

    As British film critic Mark Kermode often says, we should never make fun of people for mispronouncing words because - more often than not - it means they learned it through reading. This holds true whether they were found in a book or a video game, and many of us as kids gleaned new vocabulary from instruction...

    • Poll
    • Features
  • News Get Your Grubby Mitts On The Tweaked SwitchGrip Pro In Late September

    Now welcoming the small-handed, too

    Last year Satisfye's successfully Kickstarted Switch grip, the the cumbersomely named Satisfye Pro Gaming Grip for Nintendo Switch, launched to cries of relief from a certain group of Switch gamers. If you've got average-to-large sized hands, or if you simply play your Switch a lot, you may suffer a little from...

    • Accessories
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Endure The Gauntlet In Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3's First DLC Pack This September

    Curse of the Vampire arrives a month early for Halloween

    The much awaited first DLC bundle of characters for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is arriving on 30th September. The pack, entitled Curse of the Vampire, contains a line up first revealed at San Diego Comic Con with Blade, Moon Knight, Punisher and Morbius joining the fray...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Marvel
    • DLC
  • Review Snooker 19 - One Of The Best Snooker Games Ever, But Not Without Its Faults

    Frame by frame

    When it comes to nailing a sports simulator, it’s all about finding that sweet spot between authenticity, realism and fun. Even when that sport is a little more niche in its mainstream appeal, if you can’t capture the magic that makes that recreational pastime so unique, then you’re doing its fans a serious injustice. We’ve...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Nintendo Posts About Mario Enjoying Sunshine, Internet Goes Wild

    Putting two and two together?

    One of the drawbacks of being a massive company with a long history and a massive amount of IP is that almost any message you publically release – no matter how innocent – could be misinterpreted or read into a little too much by fans. That may well be the case with a tweet recently posted by Nintendo of America,...

    • Random
    • Super Mario
  • Random Reimagining The Famicom As An Apple-Style Home Computer

    Introducing the Family Computer PVM System

    The classic Nintendo Famicom was a design masterpiece compared to the boxier version which regions outside of Japan got in the form of the NES. Around the time of its release, there was a bit of a trend for having combined CRT monitors incorporated into a gaming device, such as the Vectrex from 1982. Later,...

    • Retro
    • NES
    • Famicom
    • Random
  • News Microsoft Reiterates That It Would Like To See Xbox Game Pass On Other Platforms

    "We would like to see Game Pass on all platforms ultimately"

    In a world where the Netflix app still isn't on Switch, we can still dream and imagine all of our favourite streaming services making the leap over in time, as everything must be on Switch... the internet demands it. The latest fuel for the speculation fire is a comment which head of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xbox
    • Gamescom
  • Japanese Charts Super Mario Maker 2 Extends Its Stay In The Top Spot

    Building up

    The Famitsu Japanese chart figures are now in for 12th August - 18th August. Nintendo's Super Mario Maker 2 has experienced yet another week in the top spot. Fire Emblem: Three Houses has dropped to fourth place while Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has climbed up a spot. Bandai Namco's arcade fishing game is in second an

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Maker 2
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Random Cooking Mama: Cookstar Receives Award From PETA For Including Vegetarian Mode

    Mamma mia

    Animal rights organisation PETA normally makes video game headlines when it calls out a particular title for this or that, but this time it's rather different. Cooking Mama - a series that has been under fire from the animal rights advocate in the past - has received a "Proggy Award" ("Proggy" translating to "progress") for adding in a...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Brings Pokémon, Panels And Unreleased Games To PAX West

    Starts next week

    The video game convention PAX West 2019 kicks off next week on 30th August and runs until 2nd September. As usual, there'll be a lot of major developers and publishers in attendance. Of course, one of the companies present will be Nintendo. At its own booth, Nintendo will be showing off the following unreleased titles: Luigi’s...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • PAX West
    • North America
  • News The PM Studios Summer Sale Is Now Live, Up To 40% Off

    Feel the heat with some burning prices

    To celebrate the sizzling summer, PM Studios is hosting an official online store summer sale from now until 5th September. In total, there are four physical Switch games up for grabs and even a bundle. Here's the full list of offerings: Game Sale Price Original Price Saving Mercenaries Saga...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News GameStop's Internal Database Lists Multiple New SKUs For Switch

    Are new announcements on the way?

    Is a Nintendo Direct on the horizon? If these new Switch SKUs on GameStop's internal database are anything to go by, there might be one just around the corner. According to the same leaker who shed light on more than 20 titles about 10 days ahead of E3 this year, GameStop is gearing up for some kind of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • GameStop

Thursday22nd Aug 2019

  • Random SpongeBob Artist Mashes Smash Bros. And Nickelodeon Characters

    How many can you name?

    Well here's an ambitious crossover (they seem to be all the rage these days). In honour of Nickelodeon's annual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament, SpongeBob Squarepants storyboard artist Kurt Snyder has created a poster for this year's internal studio event featuring famous Nickelodeon characters cosplaying as Smash...

    • Random
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Random We've Now Seen Wario Topless, And We Have All Kinds Of Questions

    2019's version of Nipplegate?

    Remember when Mario went topless and the entire internet seemed to grind to a halt in order to discuss his nipples? What a ride that was. Well, 2019 has its own version of 'nipplegate', although this time around, it's the lack of nipple that is causing consternation. Recent footage from Switch exclusive

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Wario
  • News Capcom Takes A Bite Out Of Its Resident Evil eShop Prices In Europe

    But are they still infected?

    It's Thursday, which means it's download update day, where Nintendo announce the horde of games shuffling their way onto the eShop over the coming days. This week was no exception and, like usual, us mere survivors were thrown some scraps in the form of sale items, (AKA: health items for our weary wallets). Whilst...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Resident Evil
  • News Play The Dragon Quest XI S Demo And Receive A Special Spirit In Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Offer extends to the full game

    If you're not sure whether the Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition demo on the Nintendo Switch is worth your time, here's one extra reason why you should check it out. Provided you own a copy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and play either the demo or full version of the new Dragon Quest...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Dragon Quest
    • Nintendo
  • News Smash Bros. 64 Tournament Starts Later This Week In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Retro glory

    Update 22/08: The Nintendo Versus Twitter account has now revealed how exactly this tournament will work. The three-day event titled "Original Class of '64" only includes fighters, stages, and items from the first Smash Bros. outing on the Nintendo 64. The further you advance, the better the spirit you'll win. The artwork for this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • News This Super Mario Maker 2 Level Flips An Old Classic On Its Head

    On the up and up

    How many times have you played through the opening level of Super Mario Bros. on the NES? Considering how many systems it has been released on over the years, we're willing to be that it's more than just a handful. World 1-1 lays down the foundations for what has become one of the most famous video game franchises of all time, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Maker 2
    • Super Mario
  • Deals Pick Up SUPERBEAT: XONiC For Just $0.89 On The US Switch eShop

    Transistor and Bastion also get tasty discounts

    Another week, another Switch eShop sale. While the various regional eShops often throw up different deals, sometimes there's one that's too good to pass up, even if you live on a different continent. Stalwart video game news and deals sentinel Wario 64 noticed that rhythm game SUPERBEAT: XONiC is...

    • Deals
    • eShop
    • US
  • Reminder Two More NES Games Hit The Switch, Plus Another Special Version Of Gradius

    Play 'em today

    It's that time of the month again when Nintendo adds more classic titles to the NES library on the Nintendo Switch Online app. Along with the two previously announced games, this update also adds in another special version of an iconic shoot 'em up. In terms of the new games, we have Culture Brain's action-arcade title Kung-Fu Heroes...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo
  • Review FAR: Lone Sails - A Glorious Mix Of Genres That Captivates Without Saying A Word

    Ship-shape

    The terrain is cold and unyielding here, the horizon sprinkled with the snapped struts of an industrial era gone by, resentful reminders of what used to be but is unceremoniously no more. As you journey onward – because that's all you do here; you just journey onward, forever rumbling towards the right of your screen – you'll see them...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • FAR Lone Sails
  • Nintendo Download 22nd August (North America)

    Hotline Miami! Superhot! Puyo Puyo!

    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: Superhot (SUPERHOT, Mon 19th August, $24.99)...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Nintendo Download 22nd August (Europe)

    ONINAKI! RAD! Snooker!

    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: Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution!...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Review SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo - You Can't Polish A Puyo This Plain

    Less ‘yo’, more ‘pu’

    We’ve now reached the tenth game in the Sega Ages series, and it’s safe to say the project has been a resounding success. Over the course of the past year, Sega and the retro wizards at M2 have released a steady stream of old-school ports that have had us using the phrase ‘definitive version’ more times than...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • SEGA AGES
    • Puyo Puyo
  • News Conker's Creator Needs A Break From The Unlikely Legend Of Rusty Pup

    But what about the Switch version?

    It seems like The Unlikely Legend Of Rusty Pup might not be released on a Nintendo platform after all. Following on from the cancellation of the 3DS version and a development swap from Wii U to Switch, Gory Detail's Chris Seavor – best known as the creator of Conker – has now said he needs a break from Rusty...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News As You Probably Guessed, Need For Speed Heat Isn’t Coming To Switch

    “No plans” for other versions

    EA’s on-off relationship with Nintendo platforms has been quite a rollercoaster ride over the years. Past talk of unprecedented partnerships has given way to almost total apathy, although very recently the company has gone on the charm offensive to assure Switch owners that it is still keen to bring its best games...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Need For Speed
    • EA
  • News NBA 2K20 Developer Is Dedicated To A Quality Switch Version

    "I think when the demand is there... you take advantage of it"

    We've discussed our disappointment with EA's approach to Switch at length before. The company's unwillingness to invest in Nintendo's hit console by giving us a FIFA in line with versions on other platforms feels counter-productive, and for every glimmer of hope we get that things migh

    • Upcoming Releases
    • NBA 2K20
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide How To Get Jirachi In Pokémon GO: Step-By-Step Advice For Completing ‘A Thousand-Year Slumber’ Special Research

    Thousand Year D'awwwww

    An eventful summer of Pokémon catching once again comes to a close and as in previous years, players are being treated to a special appearance by a mythical Pokémon. Previously available to long-time Pokémon fans only through in-store events and now obscure Gamecube releases, the absolutely adorable Wish Pokémon Jirachi is...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon Go
    • Features
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News The Ninja Saviors: Return Of The Warriors Gets A Delay In North America

    Due to "unforeseen logistical challenges"

    It has been revealed that The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors will be subject to a delay in North America, while the European release remains unaffected. The game – which is a sequel to the brilliant SNES title – hits Europe on August 30th, as was originally planned. However, the North American...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Ninja Warriors
  • News Meet The Good, Bad And Ugly Survivors You'll Encounter In Disaster Report 4

    Groundbreaking interaction

    Nothing brings people together like a crisis, apparently, although there's always a bad egg or two to stink the situation up even further. NIS America's new trailer for Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories gives you an idea of the lovely (and not so lovely) people you'll be interacting with as you try to escape from a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokkén Producer Gifted Notebook Filled With Heartwarming Messages From Game's Community

    Long live Pokkén

    Masaaki Hoshino with pro player Allister While there's been a lot of uproar in recent times regarding Pokémon Sword and Shield on the Switch, on the fighting front it's all love. At the recent Pokémon World Championships last weekend, the Pokkén Tournament DX community took the opportunity to thank one of the game's team...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Masaaki Hoshino
    • North America
  • News Pig Eat Ball Will Hog Your Nintendo Switch In October

    Get ready to barf

    The Switch continues to bring us interesting new games which aren't quite like anything we've seen before, and Pig Eat Ball from publisher Mommy's Best Games looks like it's going to be a fun slice of multiplayer madness when it comes to the Switch on 18th October, priced at $14.99. The game is an insane action-adventure about...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Get Your House In Order With Wilmot's Warehouse On Switch Next Week

    Warehouse-scale inventory Tetris

    Indie developer and publisher Finji has announced that Wilmot's Warehouse, a puzzle game 'for people who like to organise stuff' is dropping on Switch (and PC) next week on Thursday 29th August. You play as Wilmot, a square employee at A5 Logistics responsible for keeping a warehouse in order. Products are delivered...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Wilmots Warehouse

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