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TodayFri, 22nd Feb 2019

  • News New 'Team Medallion' Lets You Switch Pokémon GO Teams Once A Year

    Team Turncoat - I choose you!

    For many people, the choice of team in Pokémon GO was somewhat arbitrary. While some players no doubt researched Teams Instinct, Mystic and Valor - or joined the same team as their friends - many others selected at random or simply by their favourite primary colour. If you've been on your lonesome because all your...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon Go
  • News Unleash Your Custom Card Creations In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission

    Endless possiblities

    Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission is the latest entry in a long-running digital card game series developed by Dimps Corporation and published by Bandai Namco. The newest game includes 1,160 cards, 350 characters and covers Dragon Ball Z, GT and Super. It will also include local and online multiplayer. If all of this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dragon Ball
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update Fixes King K. Rool Challenge Bug

    Minor but important

    Earlier this week, the Switch received a firmware update resolving an issue linked to Pokemon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! and now Nintendo has turned its attention to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Although this is an incredibly

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • Random Nintendo Stock Rises By 4% An Hour Before Reggie Announces Retirement

    Weird

    In case you somehow missed the original announcement, it's been revealed Reggie Fils-Aimé is stepping down from his role at Nintendo of America as President and COO after almost 13 years, with the appropriately named Doug Bowser taking his place. Despite it being an end of an era, it's still technically business as usual for company. Shack...

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    • NIntendo
    • Reggie
  • News Ed Boon Teases Mortal Kombat 11 Character With Obscene Hand Gesture

    Don't say we didn't warn you

    Fighting games nowadays seem to be all about the character reveals. In the case of the upcoming release Mortal Kombat 11, it's no different. Series co-creator Ed Boon has been busy on social media confirming and denying fighters for several weeks now and in his latest communication with the fanbase, he's decided to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Ed Boon
  • News Square Enix Trademarks Collection Of Mana In Japan

    Is this a sign?

    Square Enix has now trademarked "Collection of Mana" in Japan, after recently filing a series of trademarks for Final Fantasy and Secret of Mana in the United States, Canada and Europe earlier this month. According to Gematsu, the odd thing about this is how it sounds like a title for a potential western release of the Seiken...

    • Square Enix
    • Japan
  • News Gunman Clive Creator Brings Mechstermination Force To The Switch This Spring

    Take down mechs and save the world

    Bertil Hörberg recently released the Gunman Clive HD collection on the Switch eShop, so what's the Swedish-based developer up to now? It turns out he's actually been working on a new game for the past one and a half years, with two others. Mechsternmination Force is a platform action title where you take on...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Rumour Microsoft Plans To Bring Xbox App And Game Pass To Nintendo Switch

    Ori and Project xCloud also expected

    At the start of this month, it was discovered Microsoft would be discussing its plans to make Xbox Live compatible with mobile platforms and the Nintendo Switch at this year's Game Developer Conference. Now, in today's update, Direct-Feed Games – known for its strong track record when it comes to rumours –...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox
    • Nintendo

YesterdayThu, 21st Feb 2019

  • Random Latest Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Glitch Messes With Reality

    Curiouser and curiouser...

    For nearly two years now players everywhere have been picking and poking at the seams of the incredible world Nintendo built for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Sure, we've all come across the odd treasure chest that won't open or seen moblins clipping into level geometry but, on the whole, it's remarkably solid...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Glitch
    • Zelda
  • Rumour Joker's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Stage Seemingly Datamined

    Potential spoilers ahead

    Last December, there was a reported "leak" for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Japanese textboard 5channel, supposedly revealing who the next DLC fighter. This rumour gained traction when a separate part of this leak, by the exact same leaker, was officially confirmed. The same source also revealed more information about...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Reggie Fils-Aime Is Retiring After 15 Notable Years At Nintendo of America

    Bowser named new president!

    After a more than successful product launch with the Nintendo Switch and 15 notable years at Nintendo of America, it comes as something of a shock as it is revealed that Reggie Fils-Aime will soon be retiring from the company. With almost 13 years under his belt as President and COO, Reggie has become something of a...

    • Reggie
    • Nintendo
    • Business
    • Doug Bowser
  • Review Final Fantasy IX - A Strong Entry In The Classic Series Despite Some Rough Edges

    PRINCESS!?!?

    In January of 2000, Square (not yet merged with Enix) made big waves in the industry with the official announcements of its next three main Final Fantasy projects, each of which was being developed with different audiences in mind. Final Fantasy X was to continue pushing the series towards new horizons by releasing on a next gen...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Final Fantasy IX
  • News Trials Rising On Switch Doesn't Rise Up To The Challenge Of Its Rivals

    Shocking differences between versions on other platforms

    Anybody who's been playing video games for a few decades will probably recall draw distance 'fog' with a little nostalgia nowadays. The trick of disguising just how close to the player the game was drawing in objects by dousing the level in a thick mist was prevalent in the Nintendo 64 era,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Trials
  • Nintendo Download 21st February (Europe)

    Mutant Football League! Steins;Gate Elite! Aragami!

    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: Mutant Football League:...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Nintendo Download 21st February (North America)

    Trials Rising, LEGO Movie 2, Caterpillar Royale!

    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: Trials Rising (Ubisoft, Tue...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Deals Get Some Lovely Discounts On Animal Crossing amiibo

    Opportunity for UK readers to stock up ready for Animal Crossing Switch?

    UK retailer Argos appears to be sitting on a serious surplus of amiibo and have discounted a load of them on their website, including most of the Animal Crossing range. Villager can be picked up for the cool price of £5.99, along with Lottie and Cyrus. Mr Resetti will set you...

    • amiibo
    • Deals
    • Animal Crossing
  • Video Don't Get Your Hopes Up About Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Or Scalebound Making A Comeback

    "Very unlikely" to return

    Earlier this week, we reported a rumour about Nintendo's plans to revive a "dead and buried" game. This rumour stems from a comment made by Game Informer's Senior Editor Imran Khan on last week's Kinda Funny Games show. According to the source, Nintendo has intentions of reviving a certain project, even though it was...

    • Video
    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • PlatinumGames
  • News Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Edition Punches Its Way Onto Switch In May

    Switch pouch, release date, Day One goodies and more revealed

    Switch fighting fans will no doubt be delighted to hear that Arc System Works and PQube are pulling out all the stops with the release of Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Edition, which lands on the Switch on 17th May. The Anniversary Edition bundles up the original Guilty Gear and GUILTY...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Guilty Gear
  • News Beyond Enemy Lines Looks To Capture The Feel Of Classic Call Of Duty

    You know, before the spectacle or the lasers or Frank Underwood

    If you're tired of all the Hollywood spectacle of modern shooters and long for a simpler time without frame-sapping particle effects and or scripted sequences, you might want to keep an eye out for Beyond Enemy Lines: Covert Operations. An Unreal Engine 4 game which saw release on PC...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Japanese Charts Jump Force Kicks New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Out Of The Top Spot

    Switch sales maintain momentum

    Japanese chart figures are now in for 11th - 17th February, revealing New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has been pushed down to third place. It's been replaced by Bandai Namco's new fighting game Jump Force in first and the PlayStation 4 version of the new Atlus release, Catherine: Full Body. Despite this, Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Japan
  • Random Tetris Teaming Up With Puma This October

    Ditching Puyos for Pumas

    There's certainly no shortage of merchandise available should gamers wish to advertise their nerd credentials to the world. Recently we looked at streetwear brand Bricktown's collaboration with Nintendo, and there's plenty more where that came from. The latest video game/fashion brand crossover comes in the following form,...

    • Random
    • Tetris
    • Merchandise
    • Nintendo
  • News The Legend Of Zelda And Famicom Disk System Are 33 Years Old Today

    Seems like there's an anniversary every year...

    As time marches on inexorably - week after week, year after year - it should come as no surprise that The Legend of Zelda is 33 years old today. No, not the cartridge version - that wouldn't make an appearance until July '87 in North America - we're talking about the Famicom Disk System original. The...

    • Nintendo
    • Zelda
    • Japan
    • Famicom Disk System
  • News HAL Laboratory Celebrates Its 39th Anniversary With A Cute BOXBOY Comic

    Happy Birthday to the House of Kirby!

    As noticed on Twitter by @teamkirby92, the developer that brought us Kirby, BOXBOY, Earthbound, Smash Bros. and much more is celebrating 39 years in the video game business with a little comic featuring Qbby and his companion, Qucy. Below is the entire comic, plus a translation courte

    • HAL
    • Kirby
    • BOXBOY
  • News Untitled Goose Game Will Not Be Arriving Until Later On In 2019

    "We'll get this goose to you as soon as we can"

    At the Nintendo Switch Nindies Summer Showcase last year, there was one game about a goose that captured everyone's hearts. Developed by the Melbourne-based Australian developer House House, Untitled Goose Game was originally due to arrive early on in 2019. Unfortunately, in the latest update, this...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Assault Android Cactus Finally Blasts Onto Nintendo's eShop This March

    And it's enhanced

    The frenetic sci-fi bullet shooter Assault Android Cactus was first announced for Wii U eShop in 2016, but never actually saw the light of day. Earlier last year, the game's Australian-based developer Witch Beam said a Switch release was a possibility and now we've finally got a release date. Assault Android Cactus+ will...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Face Personal Demons In YUMENIKKI -DREAM DIARY- Today On Switch

    One to pencil in the diary?

    Launching today on Switch, YUMENIKKI -DREAM DIARY- puts you in the shoes - and the dreams - of a young girl forced to deal with the monsters she encounters in the world of her own subconscious. It's a surrealistic adventure from Playism Games with plenty of puzzle-solving to get stuck into as you explore the mysterious...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Rhythm Game VOEZ Gets Updated With Yet Another Bunch Of Free Tracks

    16 new additions to its considerable tracklist

    VOEZ, the rhythm game from Rayark Inc., has received an update with 16 new songs added to its already substantial catalogue. These tracks and the ones added previously now take the total number to a whopping 201 by our count. Below is the full list of additions in version 1.6: energy by...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop

Wednesday20th Feb 2019

  • Rumour Pokémon News Coming Soon According To Leaker

    Someone who predicted most of the last Direct

    It's not even a week since the February Nintendo Direct dropped and finally kickstarted 2019 for Nintendo fans. Of course, the world of video games is fast-moving, and we all knew it wouldn't be long before the rumour mill began creaking and moving again. Our friends over at NintendoSoup have noticed...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokémon
  • News Chrono Trigger Director Takashi Tokita Is Producing Switch JRPG Oninaki

    And he's heading up quite a dream team

    Oninaki was one of the new titles announced during last week's Nintendo Direct, and has been the beneficiary of some significant coverage in this week's issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu. Published by Square Enix and developed by Tokyo RPG Factory, Oninaki is being described as an "intensely shocking title"...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Oninaki
  • Feature Getting Reacquainted With Zelda: Link's Awakening, An Irreverent And Often Very Silly Classic

    "It was like we were making a parody of Zelda"

    The Switch is getting its second Zelda game, but it perhaps wasn't one that people were expecting. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening was the franchise's first serious foray into the handheld arena (if you don't include the 1989 Game & Watch release, that is) and remains a beloved entry in the...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
  • News US Government Spices Up Its Flash Game With Yoshi's Island DS Music

    Uncle Sam's a Yoshi fan

    Where would Mario be without Yoshi, his trusty steed ever since Super Mario World? We're big fans of the dinosaur's work, and can't wait to raid the art room in the upcoming Yoshi's Crafted World. It seems somebody working for the US government is also a fan; as noted on Twitter by The Fore

    • Yoshi
    • Nintendo DS
    • US
  • News New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Japanese Sales Prove Plumber Port Profitability

    Blimmin' game takes up half the headline!

    While the number of Wii U ports Nintendo has bought to Switch might be a bone of contention for some fans - especially the ones that stuck with the company through those lean years and already bought these games once before - it's easy to see why they make sense. Not only do these gems find a new audience...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • New Super Mario Bros.
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Japan
    • North America
  • News Hard West, A Gunspinning XCOM-Alike Is Coming To Switch Very Soon

    Howdy, stranger

    There's no shortage of cowboy simulators for fans of the Old West, but Forever Entertainment's upcoming Switch version of Hard West will let players enjoy barroom brawls with a shot of turn-based XCOM-style strategy. From the screens and the trailer, it bears a passing resemblance to Wasteland 2, a game which strugg

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Early NPD Figures Suggest Nintendo Outperformed The Competition In January

    Switch shows year-on-year growth as the other consoles decline

    According to NPD figures seen by @DirectFeedGames, early numbers from the US indicate that Switch comfortably outsold the competition in January with 284,000 sales against 195,000 for PlayStation 4. These figures are unconfirmed at this stage, but that's a sizeable lead for Nintendo,...

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    • Sales
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Random Hideki Kamiya Would Like To See Bayonetta In Mortal Kombat 11

    Just imagine...

    Just after the Mortal Kombat 11 community had come to accept the fact Shaggy from the Scooby Doo series wouldn't be added to the upcoming release, Bayonetta Director Hideki Kamiya has decided to send fan speculation into overdrive once again. All it took wa

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • Reminder SMITE Is Now Free-To-Play On Switch

    Get your MOBA on for the best possible price

    Following its closed-beta at launch, SMITE is now free-to-play on Switch and includes crossplay with PS4 and Xbox One players. Not only that, but players on other consoles can also pick up their game on Switch, with all progress and gear being shared across platforms. The MOBA was always free-to-play...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • SMITE
  • News Nintendo Secures Trademarks For Dr. Mario World And Dr. Mario

    The doctor returns

    One game announced at the start of this month that has seemingly been forgotten about after the recent Nintendo Direct presentation is Dr. Mario World for mobile devices. The free-to-download game will be co-developed by LINE and NHN Entertainment and will include in-app purchases. Now, in related news, Nintendo Co., Ltd has...

    • Nintendo
    • Dr. Mario
    • Japan
  • News Cheeky Brawler Skullgirls 2nd Encore Lands On Switch This Spring

    Limited Edition boxed version up for grabs

    Previously released across a whole bunch of platforms stretching all the way back to 2012, we knew that 2D beat-em-up Skullgirls 2nd Encore was coming to Switch after the game was announced at Anime Expo 2018 without a release window, but Skybound Games has now narrowed it down to spring this year. Not...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Valley, An Acrobatic First-Person Adventure, Arrives On Switch In March

    Fear no evil

    First released back in August 2016, this game comes from Blue Isle Studios, the team resonsible for Slender: The Arrival, a first-person horror experience that came to the ol' Wii U. However, Valley takes a step back from horror into a more fantastical world where you have the power to manipulate nature and perform some impressive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News New Book Delves Into The History Of Star Fox And F-Zero

    Otherwise known as "the franchises fans really want"

    Star Fox and F-Zero. Hearing those two names – assuming you're of a certain age – will probably force you to come out in fits of nostalgia, your mind flooded by memories of the good old days when the SNES and N64 were the hottest tickets in town. Today, neither franchise really seems to be at...

    • Star Fox
    • F-Zero
    • Books
  • News Julian Eggebrecht, Ex-Head Of Factor 5, Joined Epic Games Last Month

    What if...?

    Warning: the following news may have you pining for 'the good old days' and thinking back wistfully to when EA wasn't fouling up good Star Wars games with lootbox nonsense. Erstwhile Nintendo Life contributor Liam Robertson has noted on Twitter a recent movement of a prominent industry figure under the considerable umbrella of Epic...

    • Industry
    • Epic Games
    • Factor 5
  • Nindie Round Up Inops, The Raven Remastered, Utopia 9, Heroes Trials and Debris Infinity

    More indie hits than you can shake a joy con at

    This week, we have some solid entries from the Indie scene, bringing you five more lovely titles to potentially add to your library. Atmospheric puzzler Inops delivers some quirky brain teasers via platforming, The Raven Remastered offers a Switch port of a mystery solving classic, Utopia 9 – a...

    • Nindie Round Up
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
  • News Mario & Luigi Developer AlphaDream Seeking Production Assistant

    What's next?

    Remember in July last year when it was reported AlphaDream was recruiting for game development on Switch, smartphone devices and also PlayStation 4? Well, the Japan-based company is now seeking a Production Assistant to help progress game software development, according to a listing on its official website. AlphaDream is best known for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mobile
  • News Red Hook Studios Announces Sequel To Darkest Dungeon

    No platforms or release date announced

    Early last year, the Switch eShop received the brutal role-playing game Darkest Dungeon and this followed up with a physical release a few months later. Red Hook Studios, the developer behind the title, has now announced a sequel to the multi-platform game first launched in 2016. A release date for Darkest...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Switch Online To Launch In Hong Kong And South Korea

    Coming this Spring

    If Switch owners in the west thought they had to wait a long time for Nintendo's belated Online service to arrive, spare a thought for their counterparts in the east. The service, which launched back in September last year, will finally arrive in South Korea and Hong Kong this spring. Interestingly, @chinesenintendo, the Twitter...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Asia
  • News VR Game Elevator...to the Moon! Is Coming Soon To Switch

    Going up in the world with this Turbo Champion's Edition

    Previously released on VR platforms, Elevator...to the Moon! Turbo Champion's Edition is a sci-fi comedy set in an elevator that - true to its title - goes to the moon, and it arrives this March on Switch courtesy of Roccat Game Studio and Arcade Distillery. This elevator belongs to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Next Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board Event Is A Donkey Kong Family Reunion

    Starts later this week

    The next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit board event is a Donkey Kong-themed family gathering. It starts this Friday and as usual runs for a total of three days. During this period, you'll be able to collect more Donkey Kong spirits than usual, including the likes of Tiny Kong and Chunky Kong from DK64. Here's the official...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
    • Donkey Kong
  • News Go Back To The Future In Fortnite With This Limited Time Driftboard

    It's like 1080° or SSX with guns

    After coming under fire for allegedly stealing dances from famous people and taking ideas from other battle royale shooters, Fortnite appears to be coming up with more and more inventive ideas on a regular basis. This includes recently hosting its very own in-game Marshmello concert, with more than 10 million...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite

Tuesday19th Feb 2019

  • News Turns Out Many Characters Shared One Body In Zelda: The Wind Waker

    How did we not notice this before?

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker got off to a rocky start with fans. The 'Celda' backlash may seem like a dim and distant memory now, but at the time many fans were furious that their beloved series was being twisted and turned in a way they didn’t agree with. Fancy that, eh? Fortunately, Nintendo stuck to...

    • Nintendo
    • Zelda
    • Wind Waker
    • Retro
  • News Nintendo Switch System Update 7.0.1 Resolves Minor Pokémon: Let's Go Issue

    Enhancing the experience

    The last Nintendo Switch firmware update in January added in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe icons. This time around, the focus is on Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee. Nintendo has resolved a small bug where the newly released Pokémon games were unable to reconnect to the

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Fireware
    • Pokemon
  • News Former PlatinumGames Producer Pooh-Poohs Scalebound Rumour

    "I’d highly doubt this is a thing"

    Last night the internet was a-buzz with whispers that Scalebound was the "dead and buried" game to be revived on Switch. Outlandish as the rumour may sound, the game that Microsoft cancelled started out as a Wii project, so it's no strange

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rumour
    • PlatinumGames
  • News Confusion Reigns After Mistake Leaves Popular Pokemon GO YouTubers Banned

    Overzealous AI seemingly to blame for the unfortunate error

    A raft of popular Pokémon GO YouTubers – including Marksman, Mystic7 and Trainer Tips – received accidental bans yesterday and were locked out of their Google accounts after being informed that their family-friendly content contained prohibited material. Account owners were informed...

    • Pokemon
    • YouTube
  • Random Epic Games Sues After Unofficial Fortnite Event Sullies The Brand

    100 lawyers parachute into Norwich

    Yesterday we reported on an unofficial Fortnite event in the UK (in the fair city of Norwich, to be exact) and it seems that the weekend woes, bad press and refund requests aren't the last of the headaches for the organisers. Not even an attempt to avoid legal complications with that logo According to Eurogamer,

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Random
    • Fortnite
  • News Prototype Red & Blue Data Sheds More Light On Pokémon's Origins

    We could have been catching Capsule Monsters instead

    Similar to the previously unearthed prototype designs for Pokémon Gold & Silver, further discoveries seem to have been made about original Pokémon Red & Blue monsters. A fresh batch of prototype assets has been published by Helix Chamber

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo
    • Retro
  • News Yacht Club Games Has Delayed Shovel Knight: King Of Cards

    And everything else

    Scratch the 9th of April release date from your calendars, as Yacht Club Games has revealed the next major update for Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove – comprised of Shovel Knight: King of Cards and S

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Famitsu Report Reveals Japan's Highest-Selling Games And Top-Selling Hardware In 2018

    Nintendo dominates the competition

    2018 was a big year for Nintendo, with the Switch and the system's library of the games dominating the charts for many months of the year worldwide. Famitsu has now published its own report, revealing the top 10 highest-selling video games and top-selling hardware in Japan last year. According to the estimates...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Japan
    • Famitsu
  • Reminder Nintendo Sending Out Survey About Daemon X Machina Demo

    Your feedback is valuable

    Following the conclusion of last week's Nintendo Direct presentation, a number of demos were uploaded to the Switch eShop. One of these gave players the chance to try out the DAEMON X MACHINA Prototype Missions. If you were of the people who happened to download and play this particular demo, be on the lookout for a survey...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review BlazBlue Centralfiction Special Edition - Well Worth The Wait For Fighting Game Fans

    Don't be Blue

    In the world of virtual fisticuffs there are 2D fighting games and then there are 2D fighting games, those series and franchises that are often the richest in mechanics and delicately-balanced subsystems, filled with equally convoluted plots and backstories. On the flip-side, that usually means said games are super-niche in their...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • BlazBlue Centralfiction
  • Review Away: Journey To The Unexpected - A Colourful Roguelike Plagued By Bad Design Choices

    Go away

    On paper, roguelike game design sounds like a fantastic idea. Most small developers don’t have access to the finances or resources of big studios, so it takes considerably more time to produce a quality, lengthy video game. The shortcut, then, is that smaller developers can utilize procedural generation to make a little bit go a lot...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Away Journey to the Unexpected
  • News Brand New Pokémon Cards Announced for Detective Pikachu Movie

    The creepy CGI card creations continue

    The Pokémon Company International recently announced some additions to its latest line of trading cards, inspired by the upcoming Pokémon film, Detective Pikachu. The three new cards, available beginning April 5th, will include Mr. Mime, Jigglypuff and Psyduck – characters all featured in recent trailers...

    • Pokemon
    • TCG
    • Pokemon Trading Card Game
    • Detective Pikachu
  • Random 'Mario' And Yoshi Spotted Flogging Vitamins In China

    Seems legit

    We're used to seeing Mario and friends adorning all sorts of products outside the sphere of video games, from backpacks to bottlecaps and beyond. Occasionally, we'll find them featured on unofficial products, such as this rather nifty-looking boardgame or on the sides of a bouncy castle - that sort of thing. On yet other occasions we...

    • Random
    • China
    • Mario
    • Yoshi
    • Fake
  • News Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom Appears To Be Getting A Switch Demo

    Try before you buy

    Not long after December release of Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, publisher FDG Entertainment said the number of copies sold on Switch was eight times the amount of combined sales on other platforms. In an attempt to boost sales on Nintendo's hybrid device even more, it appears the publisher is releasing a demo for the game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Demo
  • Random Plush Neo Geo Mini Arrives To Steal Your Heart And Wallet

    Falling asleep at the arcade was never this comfy

    We're as partial as the next gamer to quality video game merch, however needless or useless it may be. Make a cool, smaller version of some retro hardware and we'll snap it up, as the growing collection of mini consoles around the Nintendo Life offices attests. We're also not averse to tiny rubber...

    • Merchandise
    • Neo Geo
    • SNK
    • Random
  • News Vambrace: Cold Soul Brings Roguelike Fantasy To Switch This Summer

    Single-player adventure coming in 'Q3 2019'

    Coming from Devespresso Games, the Korean studio behind The Coma: Recut, their latest game is planned for a summer release on Switch and other consoles following a PC launch in April. Vambrace: Cold Soul is a hand-illustrated 'roguelite' adventure set in the city of Icenaire. The city is populated by a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Black Future '88 Brings An Alternate Past To Switch This Year

    There's no future, or past, without neon or roguelike elements

    Coming to Switch and PC later this year, self-described 'roguelike action shooter' Black Future '88 is set in an alternate reality where, it appears, it's always 1988. Presumably this is an alternate 1988 after Biff stole the Sports Almanac and gifted it to his past self because things...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Isometric Puzzler Golf Peaks Tees Off On Switch Soon

    Become a mountaineer and a golfer in one!

    If you're in the market for a nice relaxing round of golf on your Switch, then Polish publisher 7lvls.com has you covered with their upcoming Golf Peaks, which looks rather nice indeed. Let's find out a bit more about this upcoming puzzler from their press release: No understanding of golf is required –...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Golf Peaks
  • News Awesome Pea Is Rolling Onto Switch At The Start Of March

    Busting for some retro platforming?

    https: Boasting an instantly recognisable art style, thirty levels and a 'stunning retro soundtrac

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Devil Engine Is The Closest We'll Get To A New Thunder Force Game In 2019

    Feel the thunder

    DANGEN Entertainment is bringing Protoculture's 2D shooter Devil Engine to the Nintendo Switch this week, it has been confirmed. 'Heavily-influenced' by shooters from the 32-bit era of consoles, Devil Engine comprises of six levels with multiple bosses. Three different shot types are promised – each with its own unique smart bomb...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Monday18th Feb 2019

  • Feature Meet The First Kid To Beat Zelda: Link's Awakening

    (In the west, at least)

    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is one of the most beloved entries in the entire Zelda series, so it's little surprise that the announcement that Nintendo is remaking it for the Switch caused such a stir. The 1993 original remains a masterclass in adventure game design, and we personally cannot wait to get our hands on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Retro
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  • Rumour PlatinumGames' Scalebound Is Being Revived As a Nintendo Switch Exclusive

    There be dragons?

    Scalebound was an ambitious action title in development at PlatinumGames a few years back, and was intended to be an Xbox One exclusive. Helmed by the one and only Hideki Kamiya, it mixed fantasy with science fiction and was understandably on the 'must have' list of many a gamer. However, in 2017, Microsoft pulled the plug on...

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  • Rumour Nintendo Has Plans To Revive A "Dead And Buried" Game

    Kingdom Hearts III also deemed unfeasible on Switch

    Last week, Game Informer's Senior Editor Imran Khan participated in the Kinda Funny Games show and ended up making reference to a "dead and buried" title Nintendo supposedly has intentions of reviving, even though it was "officially" canned. This is what he had to say, as transcribed by Nintendo...

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  • Talking Point Is The Remake Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Worth $60?

    And more importantly, will it still work with the Game Boy Printer?

    There’s some chatter doing the rounds on the interwebs regarding the potential pricing of the upcoming Switch remaster of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Retailer pre-order listings are putting it as a full $60 release, and while there’s no official confirmation at this...

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  • News Witcher Rumours Intensify Following Discovery Of Job Listing Referencing Nintendo Switch

    Here we go again...

    At the end of last year, there was a rumour CD Projekt was porting The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt across to the Switch. It all began when a French retailer listed a Nintendo version of the game alongside Assassin's Creed III, which has now been

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  • Hands On Getting Arty In Yoshi's Crafted World On Nintendo Switch

    Where there's a will, there's a PVA

    When we first clapped eyes on Yoshi’s Crafted World, we’d be lying if we said our first thoughts weren’t something along the lines of ‘oh look, another Yoshi game’. That’s not to say we didn’t like what we saw, but the Yoshi series has always played things a little bit safe in the past, and at first...

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  • Deals Pick Up Yoshi's Crafted World From Nintendo UK Store And Get A Lovely Egg Backpack

    Carry your Switch in style

    It's not too long until the lovely looking Yoshi's Crafted World makes its debut on the Switch – it's going to be a tempting purchase on 29th March. The Nintendo Official UK Store isn't only offering the game on its own for pre-order, however. You can get a bundle with a lovely little Yoshi's Egg keychain thrown in, or...

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  • News Feast Your Eyes On This Box Art For Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night

    Simply stunning

    Last week, during the Nintendo Direct Presentation, we got an update on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night for the Switch. The team has been hard at work and the game is now expected to arrive this summer. After ongoing requests from fans, the official Bloodstained Twitter account has now revealed the final box art for the game,...

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  • UK Charts New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe And Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Fight To Stay In The Top Ten

    Smash Bros. Ultimate drops out

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 16th February, with two Nintendo Switch games managing to maintain a position within the top ten. There are three new games placing high on the charts this week. Ubisoft's latest release Far Cry: New Dawn took out the top spot and was followed by Metro: Exodus in second...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Japanese TV Spot For The Original Link’s Awakening Shows Nintendo's Playful Side

    The company's always been experimental with art styles

    The announcement of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remaster for Switch has had many gamers revisiting the original and rediscovering the quirkiness of Koholint Island and its inhabitants. The remaster’s new toy-town art style is a plastic-y evolution of the aesthetic we saw in A Link...

    • Japan
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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Soapbox My Love Affair With Tetris, Probably The Best Video Game Ever Created

    More than 30 years of block-dropping fun

    Like millions of players all over the world, my relationship with Tetris began with the Game Boy. Alexey Pajitnov's famous puzzler may have begun its life on computers in 1984, but it would find a whole new level of fame thanks to the fact that it was bundled with Nintendo's million-selling monochrome...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Random Unofficial Fortnite Event Underwhelms Crowds In UK City

    “The sort of thing you see at a school fete”

    T’is the season of failed festivals, although the latest on the list arguably isn’t quite on par with the high-profile Fyre fiasco. An unofficial event – billed as 'the Fortnite event of the year' by the organisers and promising rock climbing, go karts, laser tag, plus the requisite dose of the...

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  • News New Fan-Made Splatoon 2 Gear Coming In Japanese Mag CoroCoro

    Competition-winning 'Mecha' set to appear in April

    CoroCoro, the Japanese manga magazine, will be offering some exclusive in-game Splatoon 2 gear to readers via a special download code with an upcoming issue. The 'Mecha Gear' is the result of a competition to design some new accessories for the online shooter, and as you can see from the pics, it's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Braveland Trilogy, A Turn-Based Tactical RPG Collection, Is Coming To Switch In March

    Plenty more for tactics fans

    There’s no shortage of turn-based tactics games on the eShop, but if you’ve exhausted the bulging catalogue of options already, you’re in luck – Ellada Games is bringing Tortuga Team’s Braveland Trilogy to Switch. It’ll include the three Braveland games previously released on PC and mobile in one package,...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Switch eShop
  • News Super Kickers League For Switch Channels The Spirit Of Super Mario Strikers

    No referees, no rules, just goals!

    If you were a fan of the arcade sports action found in Super Mario Strikers for the GameCube, you might be wondering why Nintendo hasn't given us a sequel yet, given the popularity of football (or soccer) across the globe. Stepping into the void, Spanish developer Xaloc Studios will soon be bringing Super Kickers...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Switch eShop
  • News Turned-Based Multiplayer Racer Fromto Is Coming To Switch This Year

    The drawing board comes to life

    Now this looks interesting. Half racing game, half demented physics puzzler, Fromto is a turn-based racer. Players construct the track in build rounds and then challenge each other with ever trickier designs and alterations. It appears that you all race the same track, so while it's all very adding ridiculous...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News OlliOlli Developer Roll7 Ready To Consider More Skateboarding Games

    "You've got to be excited about these things"

    The OlliOlli games by Roll7 were somewhat of a tribute to classic skateboarding titles such as the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series, which was once the leader of this insanely popular genre. Of course, OlliOlli is also one of the few skateboarding video games taking a 2D design approach to the genre,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch

Sunday17th Feb 2019

  • Video We Weren't Sure We Wanted A Zelda: Link's Awakening Remake, Until We Got It

    Be careful what you (don't) wish for?

    One of the biggest reveals of last week's Nintendo Direct was Zelda: Link's Awakening, a remake of the 1993 Game Boy classic that's coming to Switch later this year. Link's Awakening is one of the most beloved entries in the entire series, so it was, on paper, an obvious candidate for the remake treatment. Even...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Video
  • Talking Point The Pokémon Trading Card Game Is In Desperate Need of An Evolution

    The famous card game is in danger of being left behind by its rivals

    Ever since the release of Pokémon GO in the summer of 2016, the Pokémon brand has been going through a period of transition. There’s been a handful of mobile games ranging from the simplistic Magikarp Jump to the surprisingly complex Pokémon Duel. We’ve seen the company’s...

    • Features
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    • Pokemon
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  • News Switch Stretch Goal Announced For SNES Style RPG Chained Echoes

    Mechs and airships, what more could you want?

    German-based game developer Matthias Linda is hoping to release his SNES style RPG Chained Echoes on the Nintendo Switch. This game has been in development for two and half years and is inspired by fantasy titles of the '90s, taking place in a 16-bit world where dragons are as common as piloted...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
  • News Rune Factory 5 Scheduled To Arrive In 2020 On Nintendo Switch

    The waiting game

    Around the halfway mark of the recent Nintendo Direct presentation, it was revealed the Rune Factory franchise was making a return. This brief segment included the announcement of Rune Factory 4 Special, arriving later this year on the Switch, and Rune Factory 5 - with more information about this new entry to be revealed soon. At...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Studio Head Of PlatinumGames Talks About Astral Chain In Official Blog Post

    Due out this August

    One of the shock announcements of the recent February Direct was Astral Chain. While we were all led to believe PlatinumGames was hard at work on Bayonetta 3, it turns out the team has also been devel

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Four New DLC Fighters Join BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle This Spring

    The more the merrier

    Sure enough, there was a DLC announcement at EVO Japan 2019, which recently took place in Fukuoka. Arc System Works revealed Naoto Kurogane (BlazBlue: Central Fiction), Teddie (Persona 4 Arena), Seth (Under Night In-Birth) and Heart Aino (Arcana Heart 3) will all join BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle as DLC fighters this Spring in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
  • News Umihara Kawase Joins The Crystal Crisis Roster As The 20th Character

    Out this May

    In case you forgot, last May, Nicalis announced a new game called Crystal Crisis would be coming to the Switch. This crossover puzzle-fighter was scheduled to arrive this April and is now actually due out

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
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Saturday16th Feb 2019

  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Fighters Won't Receive Custom Palutena's Guidance Sequences

    Even though Piranha Plant got one

    Apart from Persona 5's Joker, we still don't know anything about the upcoming DLC fighters being added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. While there's been a number of developing rumours about possible characters who could be added, there's been no other information about what to expect. Until now, that is. In...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Number Of Players For Link's Awakening On Switch To Be Determined

    Isn't it a solo experience?

    Nintendo arguably left the best announcement until last in the most recent Direct presentation. In case you missed it, we're talking about the reveal of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for the Nintendo Switch - a remake of the Game Boy classic, first released in 1993. With very few details about the game available...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Rumour Nintendo Could Make Its First VR Announcement For Switch This Year

    Labo might be one of the games to support it

    An article by Emily Rogers over on Nintendo World Report suggests a VR-related announcement for the Switch could arrive as early as this year. This information allegedly comes from “multiple sources” as Rogers goes onto state how a “small, select number of traditional first-party software titles”...

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  • News Dead Cells Switch Update Adds 60fps And Custom Game Support

    It’s finally here

    Shortly after the Switch release of Dead Cells in August last year, the game's developer Motion Twin was forced to issue an apology because of the frame rate issues. In certain areas of the title, players were reportedly experiencing significant dips in performance, resulting in entire sections of the game running well-below...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Q.U.B.E. 2 - A Well-Engineered Tribute To Valve's Physics-Based Masterpiece, Portal

    Opening a Portal to fun

    It's something approaching a tragedy that no Nintendo platform has ever played host to one of Valve's two Portal games. All platform allegiances aside, these are two of the finest first-person physics puzzlers ever committed to ones and zeros. Fortunately, they're also two of the most influential. Nintendo fans were able to...

    • Reviews
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    • QUBE 2
  • News Chucklefish Outlines Upcoming Quality Of Life And Community Feedback Patch For Wargroove

    Release date to be confirmed

    Wargroove is still less than a month old and already the team at Chucklefish are eager to share information about the future of the game with the player base. During a recent Twitch live stream, followed by a summary post over on the Wargroove subreddit, the developer outlined the upcoming quality of life and community...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 16th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    We're finally at the end of what has been a pretty eventful week - you know, with that little video presentation thingy from Nintendo and all that - so it's time to settle down and recover with some games-based chat. As ever, members of the Nintendo Life team have gathered to share their weekend plans and we'd...

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Friday15th Feb 2019

  • Review Tetris 99 - A Revolutionary Take On A Puzzle Classic

    Apex who?

    If you’d have asked us, just a few days ago, for a comprehensive list of video game series which we could imagine in a 'Battle Royale' format, Tetris would have been right at the bottom. Splatoon could be a good shout with a lot of tweaking, and maybe even an ultra-cruel Pikmin showdown – heck, we’d even put

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  • News Brand New Sega Dreamcast Controller Hits Kickstarter And Smashes Target

    A whole lotta love for Sega's last hurrah

    The Dreamcast, Sega’s last combatant in the console wars, was a beautiful failure – a forward-thinking machine arguably scuppered by company infighting and mismanagement, public fatigue after a spate of expensive Sega hardware releases, or simply being a year or two before its time. Ah, what a monstrous...

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  • News Get Zelda: Link's Awakening For Just £2.69 Before The Switch Remake Arrives (Europe)

    And other great My Nintendo rewards

    The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, and this time Nintendo has been a little bit sneaky. Well, pretty clever actually. We're sure you already know this by now, but it was just revealed that a gorgeous looking remake of the Game Boy classic The Legend of Zelda: Link's...

    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • My Nintendo
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  • Guide How To Claim Battle Royale Victory In Tetris 99

    Top of the blocks

    Tetris 99 is, amazingly, the newest and freshest 'Battle Royale' on the block, T-spinning its way into a heated battle against the likes of Fortnite and Apex Legends for world domination. Okay – it might not be in quite the same league as those gaming heavyweights – but it certainly brings an equal amount of fun to the table,...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Here's A Look At The Fire Emblem: Three Houses Limited Edition

    Hitting stores this summer

    One of the larger segments of this week's Nintendo Direct was given to Fire Emblem: Three Houses, which is now planned to arrive on the system this summer following a minor delay. The Direct promised that a limited edition would make its way to retail but didn't show it off, so here's a look at how the bundle will likely...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Video The Pokémon Detective Pikachu Movie Just Got A Brand New Trailer

    First look at Lickitung and Growlithe!

    The upcoming Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie has just received another trailer, adding to our already ridiculously strong hype and excitement for the film's release this summer. We get to see a little more comedic dialogue between Ryan Reynolds (as Pikachu) and Justice Smith (as Tim), as well as some up close...

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  • Random The Conspiracy Chatter Is Growing: Maybe There Is No Star Fox Grand Prix

    A few chevrons and an Arwing has the internet in doubt

    For some time now there have been whispers of a Retro Studios-developed racing game in the Star Fox universe. Many reliable sources that have gone on record regarding Star Fox Grand Prix, and everyone’s been expecting an announcement at every subsequent Direct. So far, Nintendo is keeping...

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  • News Near Mint Condition Copy Of Super Mario Bros. Sells At Auction For More Than $100,000

    The first six-figure video game sale

    A certified near mint condition copy of the timeless NES classic Super Mario Bros. has sold for $100,150 USD at an auction. This makes it the first-ever video game to sell for six-figures. The reason it fetched such a high price is linked to the rarity. Between 1985 and 1986 in New York and L.A. at test market...

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  • Random Nintendo Switch Subreddit Moderators Had To Temporarily Ban Giveaways

    Everybody gets a Switch!

    Earlier this week, the moderators of the Nintendo Switch subreddit made the tough decision to temporarily ban giveaways. It all started when there was a giveaway for the recently released turn-based tactics game, Wargroove. Soon after this, a one-year subscription to the Switch's online service was up for grabs and then...

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  • News Tetris 99 Datamine Suggests Three New Modes Will Be Added In A Future Update

    Team Battle, COM Battle and Marathon

    One of the more surprising announcements during the recent Switch-focused Nintendo Direct was the reveal and of Tetris 99 - a battle royale take on the classic tile-matching puzzle game originally created by Russian video game designer and engineer, Alexey Pajitnov. If the name wasn't already enough of an...

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  • News Bayonetta 2 Director Yusuke Hashimoto Leaves PlatinumGames

    Moving on

    Following the recent Nintendo Direct, where it was revealed PlatinumGames was "hard at work" on the upcoming Switch release Bayonetta 3, it's now been revealed Japanese director and producer Yusuke Hashimoto - who previously worked on Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 and

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  • Reminder Piranha Plant, King K. Rool and Ice Climbers amiibo Are Out Today

    A terrific trio!

    The next batch of amiibo for the Super Smash Bros. line available today from all good retailers. Joining the roster are Piranha Plant, King K. Rool, and Ice Climbers, all of which will look rather lovely on your gaming shelf. Heck, you might even want to use the NFC functionality and train them up to be a formidable fighter. We...

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  • News This Portable Nintendo Switch Speaker Is Now Funding On Kickstarter

    And it can be used as a dock, too

    Gaming accessory maker YesOJO has now launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for its dedicated portable Nintendo Switch speaker - an accessory first revealed last September. The speaker hopes to provide buyers with a way to experience greater sound quality while playing Switch on the go, with the design...

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  • Random The Carlton Dance Might Be Fair Game For Fortnite After All

    Flipped, turned upside down

    Has the Fortnite dance craze peaked? You'll have to consult a seven-year-old for an answer to that, but Epic Games is still subject to legal action related to the celebratory dances that players can break into as they battle royally in the free-to-play hit. Other games, such as Microsoft's Forza Horizon 4, have headed...

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  • News Layton's Mystery Journey Coming To Switch In The West Soon

    Deluxe Edition rated by Australian Classification Board

    After releasing on Switch in Japan last year, it seems a western launch of Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle And The Millionaires’ Conspiracy DX isn't too far off. Twitter user @lite_agent noticed that the Australian Board of Classification has given it an age rating, following

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  • News Jade Returns As An Undead Revenant In Mortal Kombat 11

    Did you miss her?

    During the latest Kombat Kast for Mortal Kombat 11, the team behind the game dropped a brand new trailer to announce the return of Jade. She's armed with her iconic bo staff and serves the Netherrealm as an undead revenant. Although she's sporting a new look, she's still as lethal as ever. She first appeared in 1993's Mortal...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Upcoming Releases
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  • News Racy Shogi Game Comes To The Switch eShop In Japan

    Get tips from professionals while you play

    How do you spice up your chess game so it'll stand out on the overcrowded eShop? If you're Silver Star, the company behind Oshiete Onedari Shogi (or Teach Me Japanese Chess Pretty Please, if you prefer), the answer is to add some lovely ladies in a variety of revealing costumes. Kotaku reports that this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News Luigi's Mansion 3DS Game Site Documents The Birth Of Gooigi

    Bringing green goo to life

    Around the release of Luigi's Mansion on the 3DS last October, we publicised Luigi's "green doppelgänger" Gooigi, introduced by Professor E. Gadd as a playable character in the game's co-op mode. Since then, the 3DS game site - taking on the form of Professor E. Gadd's research journal - has documented the

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  • News Lunark Looks To Classic 2D Cinematic Platformers For Inspiration On Kickstarter

    We're getting flashbacks

    Lots of lovely Kickstarter news today! Lunark comes from Canari Games, a one-man team consisting of Johan Vinet, and he hopes to bring his game to Switch. It launched on Kickstarter a little while back, but we’ve only just caught it, and we have to say it looks rather nice. Self-described as a ‘wild adventure set in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News The Zoids Are Back In Town On Switch This Month, In Japan At Least

    There's always the import option

    If you remember the Zoids craze from the ‘80s, then you might be interested to learn that a new game is releasing in Japan at the end of the month: Zoids Wild: King of Blast. If your memories don't stretch back that far, Zoids are large mecha-animals which began life as a toy line and then grew into a franchise...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
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