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  • Feature Meet Axe, The Smash Bros. Underdog Who Changed The Competitive Scene Overnight

    "I see myself as an underdog every time"

    There must be something in the water lately at Super Smash Bros. Melee tournaments. A few weeks ago, Melee player Wizzrobe, real name Justin Hallett, won Smash’N’Splash 5, a major Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament with over 800 entrants. His character of choice was Captain Falcon, a mid-tier staple...

    • Features
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Interviews
  • News Details On Smartphone Game Pokémon Masters Coming This Thursday

    An incoming video presentation from The Pokémon Company

    The Pokémon Company has announced that it'll lift the lid on its upcoming mobile game Pokémon Masters in a video presentation this Thursday. The presentation is scheduled for 6am PT / 2pm BST / 10pm JST on 27th June and will be approximately 8 minutes long, so we should get plenty more...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon Masters
    • The Pokemon Company
  • News Close To The Sun Brings Tesla-Inspired First Person Horror To Switch This Year

    Would you kindly not mention Bioshock?

    Coming from developer Storm in a Teacup, Close To The Sun has been confirmed to arrive on Switch along with the previously announced platforms some time later this year. It follows a journalist called Rose on a mission to save her sister in an alternate 19th century that's been revolutionised by futurist Nikola...

    • Close to the Sun
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Horror
  • Preview Astral Chain Is The 2019 Switch Game Everyone Should Be Talking About

    Off the chain

    When Astral Chain was announced earlier this year, it was easy to forgive some mild scepticism from Nintendo fans. Wait, another anime-styled action title from PlatinumGames, and one that's less than a year from release? While the studio has built up an incredibly solid reputation with titles like Bayonetta, The

    • Preview
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Astral Chain
  • News Tweet Analysis Reveals Controversial Pokémon Cull Has Fans Evenly Split

    Hard Pokéscience using AI, language processing and bar charts

    The recent news that upcoming mainline Pocket Monsters game Pokémon Sword & Shield won't feature the full National Pokédex has come as an obvious disappointment to many fans. At the weekend Nintendo Life contributor James Bralant discussed why he believes that

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Sword and Shield
    • Twitter
    • Science
  • News Police Confirm That YouTuber Desmond "Etika" Amofah Has Died

    YouTube star went missing 6 days ago

    Update: New York Police Department's Twitter account has confirmed the news we'd all been fearing: Original Story: Police investigating the disappearance of YouTuber Etika have revealed that a body has been found in New York City's East River, reports the BBC. Etika – real name Desmond Amofah – has been...

    • Etika
    • YouTube
  • News Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity Embarks On A Perilous Journey To Switch Next Month

    A definitive edition of the game

    Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity is set to arrive on Nintendo Switch and other platforms on 16th July, it has been confirmed. A definitive edition of the game which first appeared on Steam back in 2015, Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity has players boosting, swimming, bouncing, leaping, smashing and teleporting their way...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Tricky Kitchen Puzzler Automachef Secures A Tasty July Release On Switch

    Feel the heat this summer

    Team17 has revealed that its upcoming puzzler Automachef will be cooking up a treat on Switch next month. You'll be able to get your cleverly programmed robot arms on it from the 23rd July. If you've missed our previous coverage on this one, the game comes from indie developer Hermes Interactive and has players...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Japanese Mega Drive Mini Collector's Edition Comes With 22 Tiny Cartridges

    A framed set of cute (mock) carts

    The Mega Drive Mini is shaping up to be an excellent tribute to Sega's classic 16-bit console, and it's taken many years of sub-standard efforts (and, arguably, the huge success of Nintendo's HDMI-friendly Mini Classic consoles) to get to this point. With M2 taking charge of emulation on this one, Mega Drive /...

    • Mega Drive Mini
    • Japan
    • Retro
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sega
  • Deals Get €35 / £30 eShop Credit With A New Nintendo Switch (Europe)

    A limited time bundle at select retailers

    Nintendo of Europe has announced a new Switch bundle which comes with a download code for eShop credit to the tune of £30 or €35. Available for a non-specific 'limited time', you'll be able to pick up a brand new console with Neon Red and Blue Joy-Con (or the grey ones if you prefer your on-the-go gaming...

    • Deals
    • Nintendo Switch
    • eShop
    • Europe
  • Reminder Devil May Cry Is Out Today On Switch

    Capcom drops a bunch of short trailers

    Capcom's PS2 action game Devil May Cry has received the Switch port treatment and launches today on your favourite hybrid handheld. To celebrate this fact (and get newbies up to speed on some of the principal players in the game), Capcom has released some short trailers on the Devil May Cry YouTube channel...

    • Devil May Cry
    • Switch eShop
    • Capcom
    • Reminder
  • News Zany Shmup Q-YO Blaster Fires Onto Switch This Week

    Echoes of Parodius

    Fans of shmups are being well catered for on Switch with a plethora of excellent shooting games hitting the console over the past two years, including classics and brand new titles. The latest contender will arrive this Thursday 27th June on eShop and it looks to be a little more lighthearted than many other games in the genre...

    • Q-YO Blaster
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Projectile-Fighting Game Lethal League Blaze Expected To Release In The West Next Month

    Out soon in Japan

    Last September, we found out the obscure fighting game Lethal League Blaze would be coming to the Switch in 2019. Publisher Oizumi Amuzio has now confirmed it will be released in Japan on 12th July, for the price of 2,000 yen. This will follow with a physical release on 12th September. The developer, Team Reptile, has also...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Port Specialist Iron Galaxy Helped Phoenix Labs Bring Dauntless To The Switch

    Calling on experience

    During an interview with Twinfinite, Chris Fox of Phoenix Labs – the developer behind the upcoming free-to-play Switch release, Dauntless – revealed Iron Galaxy had helped port the game to Nintendo's hybrid device. "We’ve been really fortunate to be working with Iron Galaxy to bring it to the Switch and like, they...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Wii U Just Received Its First Firmware Update For 2019

    Stability is all you need

    It appears Nintendo hasn't completely forgotten the Wii U, as a new firmware update has just been rolled out for the system. This is the first one for 2019 and quite possibly the last, based on its recent history. If you can't already guess where this is going, Version 5.5.4 improves stability and makes various other minor...

    • Wii U
    • Nintendo
    • Firmware
    • Updates
  • News Digimon Survive Producer Answering Online Fan Questions At Anime Expo 2019

    What will you ask?

    Digimon fans eager to find out more about the history of the video game series or the upcoming Switch release, Digimon Survive, will be pleased to hear Bandai Namco is currently accepting online questions, which will be answered by the producer at "The Future of Digimon" Anime Expo 2019 panel. For anyone interested in learning...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bandai Namco
    • Digimon
  • News Sega Not Worried About Overwhelming Audiences With Retro Content

    "We're never going to saturate the audience"

    Sega is quite happy to re-release its retro library of games on each and every system. If you're like us, you've probably played the original Sonic the Hedgehog on a dozen different devices over the years. In a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz at E3 2019, Sega Europe's John Clark defended the...

    • Sega
    • Sonic
    • Retro
  • News Special Reserve Reveals GRIS Signature Edition For Switch, Priced At $249.99

    Get a signed painting from the creative director

    Special Reserve Games has finally revealed the physical editions it will soon be selling on its website for the Nintendo Switch version of GRIS. For $249.99, you can pick up the Signature Edition, which includes a copy of the game, iam8bit's limited Deluxe Edition vinyl soundtrack and an exclusive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Special Reserve Games

YesterdayMon, 24th Jun 2019

  • News Nintendo Finally Opens A Second Official Retail Store

    14 years after the first one arrived

    Today sees the grand opening of a new, official retail store for Nintendo, fourteen years since the first one arrived back in 2005. The store is located at the Dizengoff Center, a shopping mall in Tel Aviv, Israel. It'll be opening at 6pm local time today (so that's 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm UK / 5pm CET) and a...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News More Than 52,000 People Voted For Their Favourite Pokémon, Here Are The Results

    Spoilers: Four didn't receive any votes at all

    The upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield have the series' fanbase in an uproar at the moment after it was revealed that the games wouldn't feature every single monster. We've already spoken about the topic at length should you wish to join the discussion, but wherever you st

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Super Mario Maker 2 And Receive Extra Goodies

    With a Switch stylus, Switch Online memberships and more

    Super Mario Maker 2 launches exclusively on Nintendo Switch on 28th June, letting us dive into the crazy world of Mario level creation once more. If you're hoping to grab yourself a copy, you're in luck! Below you'll find some of the best deals available, including options which throw in extra...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Racing Games

    Updated with Crash Team Racing

    While the Nintendo Switch may lack the raw processing grunt of the Xbox One and PS4, fans of the racing genre are still well served on the hybrid console, with a steadily growing catalogue of fantastic racers. It may lack the killer driving simulators from rival consoles, but there are plenty of arcade thrills and...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Racing
    • Switch Essentials
  • News Fire Emblem: Three Houses File Size Revealed, DLC Also Confirmed

    And amiibo support, too!

    Fire Emblem: Three Houses is now just over a month away from release and you may well be starting to think about the age-old question: to go physical, or digital? Hopefully helping your decision, a Japanese download card for the game has now been spotted, giving us the all-important file size. In Japan, a digital copy will...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature It's Time To Lay Down Your ARMS

    We hang up our gloves in Nintendo's OTHER larger-than-life brawler

    After two years and 30 Party Crashes, Gonçalo “Shiryu” Lopes finally gives his ARMS a rest, long after everyone else did, and looks back on his time with the game... Until June 2017 the humble Switch was known by fans (and non-fans alike) as “the Breath of the Wild...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • ARMS
  • News Limited Run Games To Release Physical NES And Game Boy Star Wars Cartridges

    Get your orders in this week

    During E3, physical indie publisher Limited Run Games teased what appeared to be a huge Star Wars announcement. The reveal showed that the company would be teaming up with Lucasfilm Games for some physical releases, but it wasn't 100% clear how this would actually work. Today, Limited Run has shared the news that...

    • NES
    • Game Boy
    • Star Wars
    • Retro
    • Limited Run Games
  • Review Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - A Karting Treat For Fans And Newcomers Alike

    It’s got loads in it (literally)

    Although it doesn’t look like there’s going to be a Mario Kart 9 any time soon, the Switch is starting to grow its own roster of licensed karting games in a way not seen since the GameCube days. Just last month we got Team Sonic Racing, for example, and even though the likes of Nickelodeon Kart Racers and Hello...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Crash Team Racing
  • Talking Point The Sound Strategy Behind 2DS Points To A Switch Mini

    Serving an audience the current model doesn’t

    The Switch Mini rumours have been coming thick and fast over the last week or two. Despite Nintendo plainly stating that the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct would not feature a new hardware reveal, it was half expected there might be a cheeky announcement. We’ve heard multiple stories from respected outlets...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Mini
    • Features
  • News Taiwanese Memory Chip Supplier Reports Stronger Than Expected Demand From Nintendo

    More fuel for the Switch Mini fire?

    An awful lot has been said about the Switch Mini over the last few days - a rumoured revision to Nintendo's hybrid console expected to be revealed this year - and this latest little nugget of information from a Taiwanese memory chip supplier only adds even more fuel to the ever-raging fire. Macronix - a memory...

    • Switch Mini
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • UK Charts Crash Team Racing Speeds Straight To Number One, Destroys Team Sonic Racing's Debut

    The bandicoot is back

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 22nd June, revealing that Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled has raced past the competition to secure a might first place. The game generated the second highest week-one sales the franchise has ever seen in the UK, only being beaten by Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy before it, and has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Review We. The Revolution - A Dense Historical Romp That's Certainly An Acquired Taste

    J'adore?

    Video games have the incredible ability to transport players to periods of history that would otherwise be almost completely inaccessible outside of books or film. From exploring the Ancient Greek Islands in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey to taking on the roles of various World War I combatants in Valiant Hearts: The Great War, games give us...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • We The Revolution
  • Review Cybarian: The Time Traveling Warrior - A Short But Sweet Action Throwback

    Cyberpunk 577BC

    Joining a seemingly never ending list of retro-inspired platform games, Cybarian: The Time Travelling Warrior has perhaps one of the most far-fetched premises around. You play as Cybarian, a butch barbarian from olden times who discovers the coveted Sword of Ages. Upon wielding the mighty sword, he suddenly gets magically transported...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Cybarian
  • News Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe Is A 3D Platformer With RPG Elements Coming Exclusively To Switch

    60fps and multiplayer included

    Indie developer and publisher Chubby Pixel has revealed that it will be bringing Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe exclusively to Nintendo Switch next month. Said to feature a blend of platforming, open-world adventure, and RPG elements, Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe has been born thanks to the success of Woodle Tree Adventures - a game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Contra And Metal Slug-Inspired Platformer Blazing Chrome Comes To Switch This July

    Running and gunning fun

    Publisher The Arcade Crew and developer JoyMasher have today announced that Blazing Chrome will be blasting its way onto Nintendo Switch and other platforms on 11th July. The game is a run-and-gun platformer heavily inspired by - and acting as an homage to - retro classics Contra and Metal Slug. Its enemy-infested act

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Action-Adventure Game Sparklite To Receive Gorgeous Signature Edition This October

    Pre-orders go live this Friday

    Publisher Merge Games and developer Red Blue Games have revealed that upcoming action-adventure Sparklite will be receiving a delightful Signature Edition this October. Pre-orders will be going live later this week. You can see the Signature Edition release for yourself below; it contains a region free copy of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News A Book Celebrating The Life Of Satoru Iwata Announced For Release In Japan

    With words from Shigeru Miyamoto

    A book aiming to celebrate the life of late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has been revealed. It will be released in Japan, although no launch date has currently been set. The book comes from Japanese company Hobonichi - which was founded in June 1998 by EarthBound creator, Shigesato Itoi - and will collect words...

    • Nintendo
    • Satoru Iwata
    • Books
  • News Never Give Up Brings Death-Defying Twitch Platforming To Switch This August

    Up for a challenge?

    The Switch eShop is about to get battered, beaten and bruised thanks to the arrival of a new death-defying platformer. Never Give Up arrives on Nintendo's hybrid machine this August. The game comes from Armor Games Studios - creators of the original Give Up web game series - and Massive Monster, which last year released the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Sunday23rd Jun 2019

  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Couch Co-Op Games

    Teamwork makes the dream work

    While there's a great many different types of gaming experiences available on Switch, the chances are that couch co-op games were a big part of the reason you bought Nintendo's hybrid console. After all, Nintendo is the bonafide master of local co-op games, and the Switch is tailor-made for those experiences thanks to...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Essentials
  • Feature Best Pokémon Games Of All Time

    Which one comes out on top?

    What are the best Pokémon games? Ranking such awesome games proved a lot more difficult than we first anticipated, given how most of them ended up being crowned as the best games of their particular generation. But we did due diligence, taking into account our own review scores, your user scores, and the opinions of...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch RPGs

    Our round-up of the best RPGs on the console

    At launch, Switch started with a steady sprinkle of decent releases, whether new games or ports from other platforms, but in the months that followed the software snowballed and now you can't move for quality titles across almost every category. The RPG genre is no exception. This selection of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • RPG
    • Features
    • Switch Essentials
    • Guides
  • News Super Mario Battle Royale Game Receives Takedown Notice From Nintendo

    Surprise, surprise...

    Earlier this week, we found out about a free-to-play fan-made 'Mario Royale' online game, allowing roughly 75 players to jump into a single level at the same time and race to the flagpole. Obviously, we've seen Nintendo take swift action against projects that 'borrow' assets and code in the past, and sure enough, the creator...

    • Super Mario
    • Nintendo
    • NES
    • Battle Royale
  • News Nintendo Is Waiting For Next Level Games To Let It Know When Luigi's Mansion 3 Is Ready

    "Let us know and we’ll solidify the release date”

    https: to let us know and we

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bill Trinen
  • News NBA 2K19 Newcomers Outraged By In-Game Video Advertisments

    Disable these clips in the settings menu

    Remember the unbelievable sale last week for NBA 2K19 on the North American eShop and multiple other digital platforms? The game received a limited-time 95 percent discount, taking it from the regular price of $59.99 all the way down to just $2.99. Even people who don't play sports games on a regular basis...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • NBA 2K19
  • News Risk Of Rain 2 Has Been Rated For Nintendo Switch

    Is an announcement on the way?

    Last September, Switch owners were treated to a pleasant surprise when Hopoo Games' acclaimed action-platformer Risk of Rain suddenly appeared on the Switch eShop. Now, it seems like Nintendo's hybrid platform could be receiving the 3D sequel in the near future. Risk of Rain 2 for Switch has been recently rated by the

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Germany
    • USK
  • News Engine Software Handling The Switch Version Of Ni no Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch

    In cooperation with Bandai Namco

    When Bandai Namco officially confirmed Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was coming to the Switch later this year, it also revealed this version of the game would run at 30fps and maintain a 720p resolution in both docked and handheld mode. Adding to the existing information about this upcoming release, it's now...

    • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Level-5
    • Engine Software
  • News Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Is On Sale For $14.99 On The North American Switch eShop

    And the DLC is half-price

    The North American Switch eShop has hosted a number of sales over the past few weeks, including some insane discounts on standalone games. The latest one up for grabs is Bandai Namco's Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. If you already own it, it might still be worth taking a look at the DLC currently on-sale. Right now, the game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Dragon Ball
    • North America
  • News Dream Daddy Arrives On The Switch eShop At The Start Of Next Month

    “Meet and romance other hot Dads”

    A few weeks ago, Game Grumps revealed it would bring its popular title Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator to the Switch and mobile devices in the “very” near future. The estimated release date of 2nd July has now appeared on the North American eShop. It will set you back $14.99 and is expected to take up...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dream Daddy

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