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TodaySun, 17th Nov 2019

  • Video Digital Foundry Delivers Its Verdict On Pokémon Sword And Shield

    Gotta watch it all

    The mainline Pokémon series has finally made the jump to high-definition, so how does it hold up in terms of visuals and performance? The tech experts over the Digital Foundry found Sword and Shield to be a bit of a mixed experience. The texturing is described as being on "the basic side" – with low-resolution texture mapping...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Digital Foundry
  • Reminder Select ACA Neo Geo Fighting Games On The Switch eShop Are Currently 50% Off

    Celebrating the release of Terry Bogard in Smash Ultimate

    Original Story Thu 7th Nov, 2019: At the beginning of yesterday's Terry Bogard showcase, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game director Masahiro Sakurai spoke in detail about the history of the character, including the system he started out on and the series he's featured in over the years. Mr...

    • Reminder
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • SNK
    • Neo Geo
  • Reminder Obtain A Special Gigantamax Meowth In Pokémon Sword And Shield Via Mystery Gift

    An early-purchase bonus

    To help you on your adventure in the Galar Region, there's currently a special Meowth up for grabs via the Mystery Gift option in Pokémon Sword and Shield. This free Pokémon is an early access bonus and is available from now until 15th January next year. To obtain this limited-time pocket monster, you'll obviously need a...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon

YesterdaySat, 16th Nov 2019

  • News Untitled Goose Game Dev Wins The 2019 Golden Joystick Breakthrough Award

    And Smash Bros. Ultimate takes out Nintendo GotY

    This week at London's Bloomsbury Big Top, the results of the 37th Golden Joystick Awards were revealed. More than 3.5 million public votes were cast to determine the winners across 19 categories. On the Switch front, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate took out the Nintendo game of the year. Perhaps more...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
    • The Golden Joystick Awards
    • Untitled Goose Game
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Kart Racing Games

    Who could possibly be in pole position?

    When it comes to kart racers, there's one undisputed king of the crop on Nintendo systems, and we're not talking Crash Bandicoot. Let's not kid ourselves here - we all know what's sitting at number one on the list below of the best kart racers on Nintendo Switch. With a record like Shumacher in his prime, it's...

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    • Features
    • Best Games
    • Mario Kart
  • News Final Fantasy VII And VIII Remastered Physical Twin Pack Expected To Be Released Soon

    The wait is nearly over

    The Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Switch twin pack physical release that was announced exclusively for Southeast Asia in September has reportedly been dated. It's expected to become available on 29th November and is available for pre-order right now. In saying this, a listing over on Play Asia

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Square Enix
    • Final Fantasy
  • Review Monaco: Complete Edition - Thrilling Heist Action That's Perfect For Couch Co-Op

    "I love it when a game comes together"

    Breaking out of prison is easy, but staying out is something else entirely. When your face is on every police poster in the country, there’s only one place to go – Monaco. That’s the goal for the gang of criminals who make up the ensemble cast of top-down stealth-shooter Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Monaco
  • Random Yes, People In The Galar Region Eat Pokémon

    Curry on rice, with cooked Slowpoke tail

    So, if you haven't already noticed during your own playthrough of Pokémon Sword and Shield, the psychic-water type Slowpoke isn't featured in the Galar Region's Pokédex. While it was believed this Pokémon had been removed, that's not entirely true. You see, the new curry recipes in Sword and Shield reveal...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Guide Pokémon GO Community Days - All 2019 Event Times, November's Featured Pokémon Chimchar and All Bonuses

    How to get the most out of Pokémon GO’s monthly Community Day events (November 2019 edition)

    Monthly Community Days are the main pillar of the Pokémon GO calendar: every month, for three hours on a Saturday or Sunday, a featured collectable monster is set loose in greater numbers than usual. With a selection of great perks – increased shiny...

    • Guides
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    • Features
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (November 16th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    It's been an eventful week in the run up to the launch of a certain creature-capture game that will inevitably be keeping team NL (and most of you, we'd imagine) busy this weekend - Sonic the Hedgehog returned in updated silver screen form in a new trailer which seems to have gone down much better than the...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • Reminder Sign Up Now To The Pokémon Sword And Shield Galar Beginnings Online Competition

    Starts on 6th December

    The Pokémon Company will be hosting the very first Pokémon Sword and Shield online competition next month, on 6th December. If you would like to participate in the Galar Beginnings tournament, all you have to do is sign up between now (15th November) and 5th December to take part. To do this, you'll need to enter the VS...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Doug Bowser Says More Female Consumers Are Buying The Switch Lite

    Audience expansion remains the top priority

    It's no secret that Nintendo wants to expand its audience with its smaller and more affordable Switch Lite system. The company president Shuntaro Furukawa recently revealed registrations for the new model had a higher percentage of female users and also said there was evidence of a "good number of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Nintendo
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  • News The First Limited-Time Gigantamax Event In Pokémon Sword And Shield Is Now Live

    Fancy taking on a giant Butterfree?

    One big part of Pokémon Sword and Shield is the ability to participate in Max Raid Battles with four other trainers, in order to take down special Dynamax Pokémon. In some rare cases though, a Gigantamax Pokémon will appear. While the chances of encountering one of these Gigantamax Pokémon are normally...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News The PM Studios Black Friday Sale Starts Now, Save Up To 55% On Physical Switch Games

    Don't miss out!

    PM Studios has announced its Triple Black Friday sale is now officially underway on its online store. In total, there are three physical Nintendo Switch games to select from. These titles include boxed copies of DEEMO, MUSYNX and Opus Collection: The Day

    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
    • Sales

Friday15th Nov 2019

  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield Best Starter - Grookey, Scorbunny, Sobble And Their Evolutions

    Who's the best?

    Hurrah, Pokémon Sword and Shield are finally here! Many of you have probably already started your journey through the Galar region and are getting intimately acquainted with Gen 8. For those of you on the cusp of starting the adventure, you'll soon be faced with a choice that every Pokémon trainer encounters at the beginning of a...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon Sword and Shield
    • Starter Pokemon
    • Pokemon
  • News Of Course Pokémon Sword And Shield Is Getting Review-Bombed

    Try to act surprised

    Well, it was bound to happen, wasn't it? After the fuss about the Pokédex, recycled animations and much more besides, Pokémon Sword And Shield is getting review-bombed by users on

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Eek, Pokémon Sword And Shield Could Be Corrupting Micro SD Card Data

    ...but your save data is safe, thankfully [Updated]

    Update: It appears that more people are having this issue with the digital version of the game, and a Switch hacker has claimed to identify the cause, relating to those using exFAT as the filesystem on their SD card (via NintendoSoup). At this point, we imagine this is still isolated to a small...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Short Games

    Blast through these games in a single sitting

    It's approaching that time of year when many of us will be taking trips to far-flung corners of the country or globe to visit family and friends. It's a good job, then, that we've got our trusty Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite to while away the hours on planes, trains and automobiles this holiday season...

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    • Switch Essentials
    • Best Games
  • Guide Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Games And Switch eShop Deals (North America)

    Our regularly updated picks of discounted games on Switch

    With so many games hitting the Nintendo Switch eShop each week, regular sales have become a welcome fixture on the Switch and there are huge numbers of cheap and discounted games available on the Switch eShop at any given time. With so much choice, though, it can be tough to know where to...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Deals
  • Guide How To Find & Evolve Galarian Yamask In Pokémon Sword & Shield

    Yamask-n't ask us how long we spent trying this

    Pokémon have always had various ways of evolving into new beasties, and Pokémon Sword and Shield are no different. One of these curious contenders is the enigmatic Galarian Yamask, which can be found primarily on Route 6, just south of the town of Stow-on-Side. This little geezer is a bit of a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Guide How To Find & Evolve Snom In Pokémon Sword & Shield

    Come get Snom

    Pokémon have always had various ways of evolving into new beasties, and Pokémon Sword and Shield are no different. One of these curious contenders is the unassuming Snom, which can be found primarily on the northern half of Route 8 - known as Steamdrift Way. Just keeps eye out for one wandering around in the grassy patches, and avoid...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Poll Pokémon Sword And Shield Are Out Today, Which Version Are You Getting?

    The power's in your hands

    In some ways, time has passed incredibly quickly since Pokémon Sword and Shield were first announced, yet at the same time, the build-up to their release has felt like an absolute eternity. Thankfully, the games are now finally available and ready to collect from your local game store (or your doorstep, if you've already...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Polls
  • News Luigi's Mansion 3 Sets A New Launch Month Sales Record In The United States

    It's outdone the original game

    Luigi's Mansion 3 was unable to top the Japanese and UK charts, being outperformed by Persona 5 Royal, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Death Stranding and FIFA 20. Despite this, it still managed to become the fastest-selling physical Switch game of 2019 in the UK, surpassing The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. Over...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Luigi
    • North America
    • NPD
  • News Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Gets Delayed, Producer Thanks Fans For Understanding

    The team wants to deliver the "best experience possible"

    Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection was originally scheduled to arrive on the Switch and multiple other platforms next year on 21st January and has now been delayed until 25th February. That's about a month after the planned release. In a video announcement, the Mega Man series producer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
    • Mega Man
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Switch Was The Best-Selling Video Game Hardware In The United States Last Month

    And it remains the best-selling platform of 2019

    In addition to Luigi's Mansion 3 reaching third place on the US software charts in October, Nintendo also experienced another strong month in terms of hardware sales. While no sales figures were provided, NPD Video Game Industry Analyst Mat Piscatella revealed the Switch was the best-selling hardware...

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    • Switch Lite
    • Nintendo
    • North America
    • NPD
  • News Pokémon Designer Shares Special Artwork To Celebrate The Release Of Sword And Shield

    "may your journey to Galar be a great one"

    Pokémon designer and Sword and Shield art director James Turner – who recently came under fire for 'liking' a tweet that attacked disappointed Pokémon fans – has been sharing custom artwork leading up to the big release. Now that the new generation has launched on Switch (at least in most parts of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Pokemon
    • Game Freak
  • Review Hello Kitty Kruisers - If Your Age Is In The Double Digits, This Is Best Avoided

    So easy an actual cat could play it

    It’s odd what passes for rare these days. Take Hello KItty Kruisers, for example; released physically on the Wii U in limited numbers, it can be bought on the Wii U eShop for a mere ten bucks and yet the boxed version regularly sells to collectors for upwards of $60 online. Thankfully, the game has now...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hello Kitty Kruisers
  • Review Raging Loop - A Gorgeous Visual Novel Cursed With Pacing Problems

    Kill or be killed

    If you’ve ever had a friend excitedly praise whatever TV series they’re currently watching only to have them, almost apologetically, say “it starts off really slow but gets really good about 12 episodes/chapters in” then you’ll have a really good idea of what it’s like to play Raging Loop. Initially, Raging Loop’s...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Raging Loop
  • News Minecraft Dungeons Launches On Nintendo Switch In April Next Year

    Explore, battle, and loot

    After being delayed earlier this year, Mojang has now confirmed its new title Minecraft Dungeons will arrive on the Switch and multiple other platforms in April next year. Coming to PC, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass in April 2020. The game itself is described as an "all-new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Minecraft
    • Mojang
  • News West Of Dead Is Bringing The One And Only Ron Perlman To Your Switch

    Be quick or be dead

    Raw Fury's West of Dead got announced last night during Microsoft's X019 event, but guess what – it's coming to Switch too. A twin-stick shooter set in a procedurally-generated, monster-filled version of the Wild West, West of Dead showcases the vocal talents of Ron Perlman, who is perhaps most famous for playing the lead...

    • Switch eShop
    • West of Dead
  • News Chinese Giant Tencent Snaps Up 10% Stake In Sumo Digital's Parent Company, Perwyn

    Making inroads

    Chinese tech giant Tencent – which is currently enjoying a closer working relationship with Nintendo – has just acquired a 9.96% stake in Perwyn, the private equity business and investor which holds a 17.38% stake in Team Sonic Racing studio Sumo Digital. Famous in the past for its excellent racing titles, Sumo's stature has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sumo Digital
    • Sonic
  • News You Can Now Play As A Star Wars Stormtrooper In Fortnite

    Let's hope it doesn't impact your aim

    Fortnite has seen quite a few crossover events over the past few months, and now the game is getting a visit from one of the most iconic baddies in movie history. You can now purchase an Imperial Stormtrooper skin in the game, a crossover that is presumably intended to build hype for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Star Wars
  • News Goodsmile's New Splatoon Figmas Are Fresher Than Your Bed Linen On Laundry Day

    Judd and Li'l Judd are included, too!

    Japanese toymaker figma has announced some new Splatoon figures for 2020, and they're looking insanely good. A new 'DX' double pack – which contains two Inkling Boys, Judd and Li'l Judd and a whole bunch of accessories – is available for pre-order now. This pack comes with Splattershot guns, a...

    • Splatoon
    • Toys
    • Merchandise
  • News Mercy's Recall Challenge Is Now Live In Overwatch, Win Nine Games To Unlock A Legendary Skin

    Runs until 2nd December

    Since arriving on the Switch last month, Blizzard's hero-based shooter Overwatch has celebrated the spooky season and a few other events. In the game's latest update, the "former guardian angel" Mercy wrestles with whether she should take to the skies again. From now, until 2nd December, you'll be able to win special...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
    • Blizzard
    • Overwatch
  • Feature Hopoo Games On Bringing Risk of Rain 2 To The Switch

    Coming soon to a storeshelf near you

    Earlier this fall, Hopoo Games opted to release Risk of Rain 2 on the Switch and its fellow console brethren, setting another milestone moment in the long and ongoing development cycle that's been taking place since the title entered early access on PC in March. We were quite pleased with the build that was made...

    • Features
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    • Risk of Rain 2
    • Hopoo Games

Thursday14th Nov 2019

  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 6.1.0 Is Now Live, Fixes Terry Bogard Glitch

    Make sure to update!

    Update: As promised, the 6.1.0 update has now arrived in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The update fixes the recently discovered Terry Bogard glitch, but doesn't appear to have changed the character's attributes on the battlefield. Your game should automatically update the next time you turn it on (while connected to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Updates
  • Random Now Pokémon Sword And Shield Haters Are Asking The US President To Halt Sales Of The Game

    "This is violating our market rights"

    Wow. Pokémon Sword And Shield sure has annoyed a lot of fans – and it's not even out yet. We've covered the numerous complaints about the game already, but – as our Pokémon Sword And Shield review clearly states – this is a solid start to Generation 8 on Switch. St

    • Random
    • Pokemon
  • Guide When Is Disney Plus Coming To Nintendo Switch? Release Date And Rumours

    Itching to watch Disney+ content? You're not alone...

    In case you hadn't heard, Disney+ is Disney's big push into the world of streaming. The service promises to deliver vast amounts of existing content – including TV shows and movies from the world of Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and (of course) Disney – as well as brand-new productions, such as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Disney Plus
  • Review Sparklite - An Enjoyable Rogue-Lite That Pays Homage To Zelda In The Best Way

    Spark lite, spark bright, you must play Sparklite

    Sparklite is a charming action-adventure game that channels the Zelda franchise whilst satisfyingly differentiating itself and establishing its own quirks and nuances. Players will find something both familiar and new here, but what everyone will definitely agree on is that this is an instant...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sparklite
  • Guide How Long Is Pokémon Sword And Shield? And Other Pokémon Sword And Shield Questions Answered

    Pokémon Sword and Shield 101

    Generation 8 has begun! Whether you're an old hand when it comes to Pocket Monsters and Poké Balls or you're venturing into the wonderful world of Pokémon for the very first time, you probably have some questions about the new pair of games Pokémon Sword and Shield. We've put together this guide with answers to...

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    • Pokemon
  • News Nintendo 64 Sales Have Seen A Dramatic Rise On eBay This Year

    Nostalgia's a powerful thing

    eBay has released its 'Most Wanted' holiday shopping guide, highlighting the most popular products that are trending in shopper's wish lists this holiday season. Surprisingly, the 23-year-old Nintendo 64 seems to be having something of a resurgence. In a press release covering some additional insights from the guide, it...

    • Nintendo 64
    • Retro
  • Random Puma Might Actually Be Releasing Sonic's Movie Shoes

    Run as fast as the blue blur

    This week, we finally got to see the redesigned version of Sonic the Hedgehog in a new trailer for his upcoming movie. We even followed this up with a gallery – comparing the original trailer to the new one, to help show the drastic improvements that had been made to

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    • Movies
    • Sega
    • Puma
  • News Stardew Valley's 1.4 Update Expected To Arrive On Consoles Next Month

    "a few weeks" after the PC release

    Last month, Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone (ConcernedApe) revealed the 1.4 patch for the game –better known as the "everything" update, because it touches on "pretty much every aspect of the farming simulator". Now, in the developer blog post, ConcernedApe has confirmed this patch is in its final stages. It...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Nintendo Download 14th November (North America)

    Pokémon Sword & Shield, Children of Morta, Sparklite!

    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: Pokémon Sword and Shield...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Nintendo Download 14th November (Europe)

    Pokémon! Bee Simulator! Sparklite! WRC 8!

    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: Sparklite (Merge Games, 14th Nov,...

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    • Europe
  • News Looks Like Streets Of Rage 4 Couldn't Be In More Capable Hands

    Take a dive behind the scenes

    If you've been keeping up with our coverage of the upcoming Streets of Rage 4, you'll probably have realised that we're pretty excited for its release. We'd like to think that's for good reason, too, as you're about to find out. French developer DotEmu has shared a behind-the-scenes video of the game's development,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Metal Slug Forerunner In The Hunt Is Coming To Switch

    Thanks, Hamster!

    Japanese company Hamster has been doing sterling work of late bringing classic arcade titles to the Switch via its Arcade Archives line, and it's lining up a release for one of Irem's most loved shooters. In The Hunt – known in Japan as Kaitei Daisensō – was originally released in 1993 and was developed by the same core team...

    • Switch eShop
    • Hamster
    • Arcade Archives
  • Review WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship - A Decent Racer That Struggles In Switch's Portable Mode

    Hits the skids

    After the disappointment that was V-Rally 4 on Switch – the only other 'pure' rally game currently available on Nintendo's console which arrived in something of a shambolic state – can developer Kylotonn return to the platform and finally give fans of the genre something to smile about with the latest entry in its WRC series of...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • WRC 8
  • News Konami Hasn't Completely Forgotten About Its Mystical Ninja Goemon

    Is he making a return?

    It has been a while since we heard from Konami's Goemon series. In fact, the last proper game he starred in dates back to 2005 during the Nintendo DS generation. Since then, the mystical ninja has resurfaced here and there, and most recently showed up in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as Mii Fighter costume in September. Now,...

    • Konami
    • Retro
    • Goemon
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  • News Parody Game 'Ring Fat Adventure' Appears Online

    The anti Ring Fit Adventure

    Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure is a very decent way for people to have fun while exercising, slowly working on improving their fitness and perhaps burning the odd calorie or ten in the process. This parody title is not. Seemingly jumping on the current interest in Nintendo's new fitness RPG, parody game 'Ring Fat...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Feature FAST RMX And Nano Assault Dev Shin'en On What Exactly The Touryst Is All About

    "A game about being on vacation, but a vacation that goes strange"

    Way, way back in the depths of the past (mid-August to be exact), you may recall Nintendo's Indie World presentation that highlighted a trove of upcoming indie treasures heading to the Switch eShop. In the months since then we've seen many of the announced games released, and one in...

    • Features
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    • The Touryst
    • Shinen
  • News Daemon X Machina Receives Some Free DLC Based On The Eureka Seven Anime

    Download it now!

    Although Daemon X Machina can become a little repetitive from time to time, it still offers some of the best and most solid mech action on the Nintendo Switch. Marvelous Entertainment has already released some free updates for the game – with one, in particular, added competitive multiplayer to the mix, and now this Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
  • News Decay Of Logos' Delayed Switch Launch Date Revealed, New Trailer Released

    Grab it later this month

    Earlier this year, it was revealed that Decay of Logos would be delayed on Nintendo Switch. We weren't sure just how long Switch owners were going to be made to wait back then, but a final release date has now been officially confirmed. Thankfully, you won't have much longer to wait at all, as the game hits the eShop on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Dragon Quest XI S Producers Reveal Their Favourite Characters And More In Quickfire Q+A

    Who's your favourite?

    If you've been loving every last moment of Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition since it launched this September, you'll probably want to check out this brand new video from Nintendo UK. In it, series creator Yuji Horii and the game's producer Hokuto Okamoto sit down for a chat about all things...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dragon Quest
    • Video
  • Music Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Are Getting A Fanmade Orchestral Makeover

    A Gen 4 remake at last!

    For years now, Pokémon fans have been desperately hoping for a remake of the series' fourth generation games, Diamond and Pearl. While we can't offer you that, we do have news of the next best thing. Pokémon fan and musical marvel Braxton Burks is back with another orchestral take on the beloved franchise, this time with a...

    • Pokemon
    • DS
    • Music
  • News Epic Sues Another Fortnite Tester For Leaking Chapter 2

    Watch out, leakers

    Epic Games still hasn't recovered from the Fortnite Chapter 2 leak, as it continues to hunt down and sue every leaker it can. Following on from a lawsuit Epic filed at a North Carolina court last month against a user experience tester who allegedly broke a non-disclosure agreement, it has now taken aim at a play tester within...

    • Fortnite
    • Legal
    • Epic Games
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Rhythm Game Groove Coaster Wai Wai Party! Receives A Surprise Western Release On Switch

    And its DLC, too!

    If you like your rhythm games on the ultra-energetic Japanese end of the scale, you'll be very pleased to know that Groove Coaster Wai Wai Party!!! has popped up on western Nintendo eShop Switch stores today. As you can see in the trailer above, the game has you playing along to various upbeat tracks while moving along a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide When Is Netflix Coming To Nintendo Switch? Release Date And Rumours

    Will it ever come to Nintendo's system? We have hope...

    One of the world's leading streaming services with millions of subscribers and a vast archive of exclusive content, it's little wonder that Netflix has become a major player in the realm of entertainment. Home to shows like Stranger Things and Black Mirror – as well as movies such The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Netflix
  • Gallery Finally, Metal Slug Has The Official Book It Deserves

    "Thank you!"

    Metal Slug is arguably one of the few series from the '90s which has managed to endure and persist despite the passage of time and the advances of technology; it seems that blowing up 2D sprites has a timeless quality to it, and we've personally been really enjoying revisiting these classic games on Switch. If you're a fan of the...

    • Metal Slug
    • Books
    • SNK
  • News The Witcher Netflix Series Secures A Second Season

    Season one arrives next month

    After announcing a 20th December release date for season one earlier this month, Netflix has now confirmed its upcoming live-action adaptation of The Witcher will receive a second season. This announcement was made by the showrunner Lauren Hissrich, who took to Twitter yesterday to share the good news: Geralt,...

    • The Witcher
    • Netflix
  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Screen Protectors

    Protect your investment

    One of the nice things about the Nintendo Switch is its lovely big screen, but unfortunately, it's not a clamshell designed console like the Nintendo 3DS. Even with a protective case on it, you might still manage to scratch that beautiful sharp LCD screen. We've got you covered however with some of our favourite Nintendo...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories

Wednesday13th Nov 2019

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards

    Give your Switch a storage boost

    If you've picked up a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite recently and downloaded any games from the bounty available on Nintendo eShop, it's highly likely that you'll be running out of internal storage space soon. Indeed, storage space is one of Switch's weaknesses, and the fact that there are so many amazing games...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Micro SD Cards
    • Features
    • Storage
    • Guides
  • Feature Best Pokémon Games Of All Time

    Where does Pokémon Sword and Shield rank?

    What are the best Pokémon games? Ranking such awesome games proved a lot more difficult than we first anticipated, given how many of them end up being among the best games of their particular generation. We deliberated for many hours here at Nintendo Life Towers to decide the order of these turn-based RPG...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Best Games
  • Guide Where To Buy Pokémon Sword and Shield On Nintendo Switch

    A new generation of Pokémon awaits

    Pokémon Sword and Shield are headed to Nintendo Switch on 15th November worldwide, introducing a brand new generation of collectable critters to the series for the first time on the new console. You can check out our review right now for our verdict on the latest entry in the celebrated series. If you're looking...

    • Deals
    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News 'Jumbo Snorlax' Joins The Pokémon Build-A-Bear Range

    And he comes with pyjamas

    Build-A-Bear's ever-growing range of Pokémon plushies has had yet another friendly face join the ranks, with 'Jumbo-Sized Snorlax' available to buy as we speak. The new toy can be picked up from both the UK and

    • Pokemon
    • Merchandise
  • Review Pokémon Sword And Shield - A Solid Start To Gen 8 On Switch, Despite The Hate

    Dynamaxing expectations

    If there’s one thing everyone knows about Pokémon Sword and Shield is that they have been talked about. They have been talked about a lot. Whether it’s the controversy surrounding the omission of individual Pokémon or a tree that looks a bit too low-res for people’s tastes, chatter about these games has been incessant...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Sword and Shield
  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Controllers

    Play in comfort and style

    The Nintendo Switch is an incredibly versatile console, with many different controller options to suit your mood. When playing in handheld mode, nothing beats the convenience of the Joy-Con, of course, but when docked or in Tabletop mode there are a plethora of controller choices on the market these days for your...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Controllers
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  • News Pokémon Fans Get '#GameFreakLied' Trending As Sword And Shield Drama Intensifies Yet Again

    Fans believe they've been lied to

    The hashtag '#GameFreakLied' is trending in multiple countries around the world on Twitter, with a significant number of Pokémon fans believing that they may have been lied to about the development of Pokémon Sword and Shield. At the time of writing, the trend is sitting at number eleven in the United Kingdom and...

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  • Round Up The Pokémon Sword And Shield Reviews Are In, And It's Not As Bad As You Feared

    Critics seem mostly positive

    So, it's finally here. The most talked about and most controversial game to grace Nintendo's console this year launches this week - and the reviews are now in. Pokémon Sword and Shield has had a scarily mixed build-up to release, being both hugely anticipated by some fans and hugely scrutinised by others (including...

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    • Round Up
  • News Game Freak "Excited" To See How Pokémon Sword And Shield Players Respond To The Wild Area's Camera

    And will base future decisions on those reactions

    One exciting new aspect of the upcoming Switch releases Pokémon Sword and Shield is the 'Wild Area' – a vast and open bit of land connecting towns and containing many different Pokémon in their natural habitats. This same area also happens to make use of a free-moving camera, which is a first for...

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    • Game Freak
    • Shigeru Ohmori
  • News Smash Ultimate Players Rebel Against Sakurai's Comments And Put Fatal Fury's Mai Into The Game

    If there's a will...

    You might remember that last week, during the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation which introduced new playable character Terry Bogard, series director Masahiro Sakurai commented on the absence of Fatal Fury's Mai. In direct response to his comments, fans have decided to get Mai into the game in any way that they can...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Lite Accessories

    Get the most out of your Switch Lite

    If you are picking up a shiny new Nintendo Switch Lite when they go into the wild on 20th September, you might be wondering what else you should be adding to your basket with it (other than games, of course). Thankfully the usual third party manufacturers such as HORI and PowerA have you covered with a whole...

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  • Deals Amazon UK Gets Into The Black Friday Spirit With Tasty Nintendo Switch Game Bundles

    Two games for less

    We're always on the lookout for a decent Nintendo Switch bargain or two, and we've stumbled across a set of unusual game bundles at Amazon UK that might be worth looking into ahead of Black Friday later this month. This new offer sees seemingly random sets of games bundled together, with the combined price working out as much...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Fire Emblem: Three Houses Gets Pretty Scary When Characters Don't Have Heads

    Terrifying stuff

    With all the Poké-drama doing the rounds today, we thought it might be a good idea to just sit back and chat about something a little bit silly. How about headless Fire Emblem characters? Yes, we're all familiar and in love with Fire Emblem: Three Houses at this point, with its lovely cast of characters and their intriguing,...

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    • Random
  • News Yes, The Sonic Movie Redesign Was Led By Sonic Mania Animator Tyson Hesse

    The fans were right

    The revised design of Sonic the Hedgehog in Paramount's upcoming movie has been revealed, and it's been widely praised as a huge, massive, incalculable improvement on the character seen in the original trailer. Following the debacle surrounding the initial reveal (Sonicgate? Hedgehogate? It's always a -gate), it was rumoured that...

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    • Movie
    • Sonic Mania
  • News Former Mario Kart Devs Launch The Spell-Slinging Tag-Team Racer Gensou SkyDrift This December

    Something new for kart racing and Touhou fans alike

    It's been a solid year for kart racing games, with the release of Team Sonic Racing and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. Of course, on the Switch, neither of these titles in our humble opinion even come close to the first-party offering, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Perhaps the spell-slinging tag-team racer

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Conan O'Brien Pokes Fun At Sonic's New Movie Design

    "See ya at the movies, ya time-wasting trolls!"

    The new Sonic movie design sure has gobbled up a lot of column inches over the past few days. After the launch of the initial trailer, fan reaction was so hostile that the movie was

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  • News UK Gamers Can Get Their Hands On Pokémon Sword And Shield Early Thanks To GAME's Midnight Launch

    65 stores taking part

    Based in the UK? Itching to get your hands on Pokémon Sword and Shield? Well, you'll be pleased to know that high street chain GAME is conducting a series of midnight openings on Thursday night/Friday morning across 65 of its stores, which means you can get your grubby hands on the latest title in the series a few hours...

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    • UK
  • News Shovel Knight: King Of Cards And Showdown Launch Next Month

    Dig on!

    After a number of years in the making and a special presentation earlier this year in August, the talent over at Yacht Club Games is finally ready to launch Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown. Both standalone games/updates will arrive on 10th December 2019. On the same day, the

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Shovel Knight
    • Yacht Club Games
  • News Five Nights At Freddy's 4 Joins The First, Second And Third Game On Switch

    All four games arriving later this month

    Last weekend, three listings on Nintendo of America's website confirmed Five Nights at Freddy's, Five Nights at Freddy's 2 and Five Nights at Freddy's 3 would be released on the Switch eShop on

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    • Upcoming Releases
  • Deals These Nintendo Themed Cushions Will Make For A Great Christmas Present

    Beat the Christmas rush

    It's a little bit scary to think that we're only six weeks away from Christmas. It's time to start thinking about what you're going to put under the tree for your loved ones and how loose your belt might need to be to fit in that lovely dinner. So, why not beat the Christmas rush and order your presents online with the...

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    • Nintendo
  • Japanese Charts Luigi's Mansion 3 Still Can't Grab Number One As Death Stranding Takes Over

    Ring Fit Adventure surpasses 200,000 sales

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 4th - 10th November, revealing that Luigi's Mansion 3 has missed out on finishing in top spot once again. Despite selling more than 150,000 copies in its opening week last week, the game couldn't compete with the new launch of Persona 5 Royal. This week it's...

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    • Luigi
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Review Root Letter: Last Answer - A Clumsy, Laughable Stab At A Visual Novel

    The Last Answer to a question no one asked

    Do you have a niggling doubt about something you experienced as a child? Something unresolved or unexplained? Perhaps we all have a faint memory that haunts us; a gentle denial that we think we’ll never have to face up to. Have you a tingle in your spine? A skeleton in your closet, a secret sin you’ve...

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  • News Yet Another Limited Run Game Site Appears, Kicks Things Off With Bridge Constructor Portal

    Update: Pre-orders available now

    Update: Just as a quick reminder, pre-orders for the physical edition of Bridge Constructor Portal are now open. You can grab a copy here if you're interested. Original Article (Thu 7th Nov, 2019 11:00 GMT): Despite the Nintendo Switch indie scene being more than covered by the numerous physical, limited run...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate's Pokémon Themed Tournament Starts Later This Week

    Be the very best

    This week is rather significant for the Pokémon series, with the launch of the next-generation games Sword and Shield on Friday. In celebration of the special occasion, Nintendo's all-star fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is hosting a Pokémon tournament. Above is promotional artwork featuring Mewtwo, Pikachu, Lucario,...

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    • Super Smash Bros
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo
  • News Monster Jam Steel Titans Brings Huge Off-Road Racing To Switch Later This Month

    Based on the TV series

    THQ Nordic and Feld Entertainment have revealed that Monster Jam Steel Titans is making a monster leap to Nintendo Switch this year. The game, which released on PS4 and Xbox One earlier this year, is said to give fans the chance to see what it takes to train and compete like their favourite, real-life Monster Jam athletes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Cheapest Nintendo Switch And Switch Lite Console Deals

    Get the best deal on a Switch console

    So, you're in the market for buying a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite are you? Well, you've come to the right place. If you're hoping to pick up a deal on a Switch console - Lite or otherwise - various bundles are beginning to crop up as the one-two punch of Black Friday and Cyber Monday creep up on us at the end...

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Tuesday12th Nov 2019

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Carrying Cases

    Protect your investment

    If you fork out for a Nintendo Switch and a few games, you probably won't be very comfortable just dumping it in your bag. It's not particularly flimsy, but even the strongest devices break without appropriate care. However, there is a solution: get yourself a nice case. We've put together a bunch of different cases to suit...

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  • Feature The Best Three Pokémon Starters From All Gens, As Voted By You

    You voted, we counted

    The results are in! Last week we asked you to pick your favourite Fire-, Grass- and Water-type starter Pokémon from across the Pokémon series to disc

    • Features
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Sword and Shield
  • Guide Best Deals For Nintendo Switch Lite

    Get the best deal on Nintendo's smallest Switch

    The release of Nintendo Switch Lite finally signals an end to the long, lustrous life of Nintendo's previous portable-only console, the 3DS. The Switch Lite is a smaller handheld-only variant of Nintendo's hybrid console that effectively replaces the 3DS family of systems (including 2DS) as the...

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  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Accessories - Controllers, Cases And Headsets

    Grab yourself a bargain

    Whether you’ve just bought a new Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite, or you’ve had one since launch, sooner or later you’re going to want to grab some accessories. The standard Switch is a true hybrid device that’s capable of being any type of video game console you want it to be, and you can enhance this functionality...

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  • Gallery Sonic Movie Trailer Comparison Pics - Check Out Before And After Sonic's Redesign

    The past is just a (blue) blur

    The new movie trailer featuring the redesigned Sonic the Hedgehog has finally dropped, and first impressions are... that it's an incredible improvement! We (and most of the rest of the world) weren't fans of the original design and it's hard to argue that this new iteration isn't much closer to the blue hedgehog

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  • News Sonic Creator Yuji Naka Still Has One Problem With The Movie Redesign

    "I can’t help but feel weird about that one point"

    If you've been having a grand old time on our homepage today, you'll have spotted that Paramount Pictures has shared a first official trailer depicting Sonic's movie redesign. It seems to have gone down very well indeed with fans who were repulsed by the original, and now Sonic's creator Yuji Naka...

    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Movies
  • Video Oh Boy, Sonic's Movie Redesign Is Revealed In Brand New Trailer

    Sonic's redesign is here!

    The moment we've all been waiting for is here, folks: the brand new Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer has officially landed. When the first images and trailer were revealed for the upcoming Sonic movie earlier this year, it's pretty safe to say that

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    • Sega
    • Movies
    • Video
  • Review The Stretchers - An Unexpected And Utterly Hilarious eShop Delight

    Stretch Goals

    The Stretchers is hilarious. Tarsier's comedy co-op puzzler that's just dropped unannounced onto the Switch eShop is a big, bright blast of ludicrously OTT ragdoll physics-based slapstick that sees you and a friend – you can play solo but two is the sweet spot here – take control of a pair of wibbly-wobbly paramedics and their...

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    • The Stretchers
  • Review Bubble Bobble 4 Friends - A Timely Update That Proves Classic Gameplay Never Ages

    One of the great arcade classics makes a welcome return

    Since the release of the original arcade classic Bubble Bobble by Taito in 1986, the core of the series has pretty much stayed with its well-proven formula. The biggest deviations being Rainbow Islands and Parasol Stars, two sequels which returned Bub and Bob to their human forms. However, it's...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bubble Bobble
  • Video Get Another Look At The Two New Pokémon In This Galar Research Recap

    Here are the findings

    Yesterday, we got a look at two new Pokémon in the "final" trailer for Sword and Shield. Overlooking the title of the previous clip, the local Pokémon YouTube channel has now uploaded another trailer. The Galar Research Recap video looks back on all the previous findings uncovered and also includes another look at the two...

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    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Here's What Happens When You Battle Giovanni In Pokémon GO

    And the reward you get for beating him

    If you've been playing Pokémon GO recently, you'll be more than aware that the pesky Team GO Rocket has infiltrated the game. The man behind all of the chaos is, of course, the notorious Giovanni, and highly experienced players have now started to come up against him in battle. Finding him is a challenge in...

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    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
    • Video
  • Video Pokémon Sword And Shield Brings The Hype With New 'Epic Battle' Commercial

    Phwoar...

    If you're not yet feeling the hype for the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield games, you might want to give this fancy new commercial a spin. Appropriately called 'Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield – Epic battles await', this new trailer certainly brings the heat. With the current state of the Pokémon community, we're sure there'

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    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Chinese Video Game Giant Tencent Wants To "Create Console Games With Nintendo Characters"

    And appeal to players overseas

    Earlier this year in April, Tencent was given the approval to start selling the New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Switch bundle in mainland China. The news saw Nintendo's shares increase by more than 13 percent and Tencent followed this up by forming a "Nintendo cooperation department" to help manage the launch. Since...

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    • Nintendo
    • China
    • Tencent
    • Industry
  • News Go Retro With The 8BitDo N30, A Wireless Mouse Inspired By The NES Controller

    Just don't try to play Super Mario with it

    Remember the Super Nintendo mouse? It was originally designed for the 1992 release Mario Paint and was eventually made compatible with multiple other games on the system. The system's predecessor – the NES – didn't ever receive an official accessory like this, but now, after 34 years, there's at least a...

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    • NES
    • 8BitDo
    • Accessories
  • News Doom 3 Patch Adds Slayers Club Support, Sign In Now To Receive A Free Marine Skin For Doom Eternal

    As well as a nameplate

    Doom 3 might not be everyone's cup of tea, but if you do happen to own it on the Switch, you'll likely be interested to hear the game was updated last week to Version 1.03. This latest update adds Slayers Club sign-in support. What this means is you can now link your account with your Switch copy to receive a red Doom marine...

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    • DOOM
    • Bethesda
  • News Doraemon: Nobita’s New Dinosaur Announced For Nintendo Switch

    Launches in Japan next year

    FuRyu is set to publish a brand new Doraemon game in Japan next year called Doraemon: Nobita’s New Dinosaur, it has been revealed. The game will release alongside a new animated film, similarly titled Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur, which is set to arrive in Japanese theatres on 6th March next year. It has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Zen Chess Collection Arrives On Switch, And You Can Get It For Less Than £1 If You're Quick

    600 challenges for less than $1 / £1

    Launching today on Nintendo Switch is Zen Chess Collection, and if you act quickly, you'll be able to grab it for pennies. As the title suggests, this is a collection of minimalist chess puzzle games which aim to test your skills in a series of 600 challenges. Its eShop description states that it's "designed...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Start Your Own Game Development Studio With Mad Games Tycoon, Out Today On Switch

    From indie to AAA

    Today sees the launch of Mad Games Tycoon on Nintendo Switch, a title which allows you to build your own game development studio from scratch and take on the wildly exciting industry we all know and love. You'll start out as an indie studio, slowly working your way up to becoming a major developer firing AAA games out of the door...

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  • News Hamster Corporation Is Now 20 Years Old

    Getting better with age

    If you love old school video games, you're probably a fan of Hamster Corporation. In recent years, the talented emulation experts at this company have spent their time re-releasing classic titles on modern systems, under the 'Arcade Archives' banner. As of yesterday, the Japanese publisher turned 20 years old. To celebrate...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Shovel Knight's Getting A Lullaby Album From The Composers Of Bayonetta And Etrian Odyssey

    Here's a sneak peak

    The Shovel Knight series has given us some fantastic platforming memories over recent years, and one of its standout features is that glorious soundtrack. Originally composed by Jake Kaufman, the series' music is sure to get stuck in your head as you play, and now a brand new album is being released with lullaby versions of your...

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    • Shovel Knight
    • Bayonetta
    • Music
  • News Old-School 2D Platformer Bloo Kid 2 Scores A November Switch Release

    Next week, in fact!

    Headup Games' Bloo Kid 2 has received a fixed release date on Nintendo Switch. You'll be able to get your hands on it from 18th November. We first reported on this one back in July this year, when it was revealed that the game would be making the jump to Switch from 3DS. We awarded the 3DS version a healthy 7/10

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Monday11th Nov 2019

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Wired And Wireless Headsets

    Play Fortnite like a pro

    If you've been enjoying playing Fortnite on your Nintendo Switch, it might well be time to invest in a headset. While Nintendo has been in a bit of a muddle regarding voice chat on the Switch in the past, hopefully we'll see more games offering their own in-game voice chat functionality on the Switch, thus removing the need...

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  • Random The Month Of Luigi Is Getting Completely Out Of Hand

    Nintendo, are you OK?

    Update (11th Nov, 12:00 GMT): For some reason, the 'month' of Luigi (see below for more details) appears to be showing no signs of slowing down. A quick look at the @SuperMario_UK Twitter account reveals that Luigi's reign is still very much in effect despite the fact that we're now well and truly in November. The account has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Luigi
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield's Wild Area Web App Is Now Live

    Discover Pokémon online

    Update (11th Nov, 13:00 GMT): The Pokémon Sword and Shield Wild Area web app is now available to explore, allowing fans to track down some of their favourite Pokémon in a Google Maps-like diorama. You can go ahead and visit the app for yourself here, although everything is presented in Japanese. You can explore the Wild...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Two New Pokémon Revealed In Sword And Shield's 'Final' Trailer

    Get a closer look

    A brand new trailer has been released for Pokémon Sword and Shield, revealing two brand new monsters in the process. You can see all of the action unfold for yourself above; the two new Pokémon can be seen at the 0:23 and 0:48 marks although they only appear for the briefest of moments. At present, no additional information on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Resident Evil 6 - Not As Nightmarish As You Remember

    Global terror on a portable scale

    Okay, here’s the thing… Resident Evil 6 isn’t that bad. Wait, hold on, just hear us out. First released back in 2012, it genuinely felt as if the once mighty survival-horror franchise had hit rock bottom. Atmospheric environments and terrifying, lethal enemies were replaced by sprawling cities, gun-toting...

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  • News Nintendo Wants To Sell Switch "For As Long As Possible", Has "No Plans" To Cut Pricing

    "We want to maintain the value of our products"

    If you've picked up a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite recently, you'll be pleased to hear that Nintendo is keen to keep the console relevant for years to come (which, let's face it, probably shouldn't come as much of a shock). During a Q+A session held at Nintendo's six-month financial results...

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    • Business
  • Review Garfield Kart Furious Racing - A Rancid, Regurgitated Hairball Of A Racer

    This kitten's got flaws

    “Garfield, the famous lasagna-loving cat, is back!” That’s according to the description for Garfield Kart Furious Racing on the Nintendo eShop. The reality, however, is quite another matter entirely. Despite a description (and a price tag) that would suggest this is a sequel to the infamous Garfield Kart, we’ve got...

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    • Garfield Kart
  • Feature The Story Of Blizzard's Diablo Junior, The Game Boy Epic That Never Was

    “A Diablo-lite game with a town and lots of dungeons? I'd eat that up”

    Modern-day Nintendo fans may be able to enjoy the thrills of Diablo III on the move in 2019, but at the turn of the millennium, options for Nintendo-loving dungeon explorers were far more limited – although the outlook could have been quite different. Following Diablo II's...

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    • Diablo
    • Blizzard
  • Guide Pokémon GO - Looming In The Shadows Walkthrough: Mysterious Components, Rocket Radar And Battling Giovanni

    Quest Details for all Six Stages - New Special Research Drops as Team GO Rocket Invasion Intensifies

    There’s never a dull moment in Pokémon GO. Squeezing itself in before Pokémon chatter turns to Sword and Shield’s release next week, and hot on the heels of the Halloween and ‘Colossal Discovery’ events, Niantic have put live another new...

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  • News Nintendo Reveals The Top 30 Switch eShop Games Of October 2019 (North America)

    The most-downloaded digital games

    Nintendo has shared a list of the top 30 most-downloaded games on the Nintendo eShop for October 2019. As you can see for yourself below, top spot has been taken by the world-dominating Fortnite, with its very low price point of free enticing a mighty number of Switch owners once again this month. Second place has...

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    • North America
  • News Just Dance 2020 Sold Better On Wii Than PS4 Or Xbox One In Its Opening Week (UK)

    Despite Wii being a 13-year-old machine

    Nintendo's Wii is now 13 years old, has had two console successors in the form of the Wii U and Switch, and has even had its online store entirely closed down. Despite all of this, Ubisoft decided to release its latest party hit Just Dance 2020 on the machine, and it's very clear to see why. The game launched...

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    • Ubisoft
  • Review Resident Evil Triple Pack - Only One Game On The Actual Cart, But It's The Right One

    Diminishing REturns

    In a similar way to the Resident Evil Origins Collection and the Resident Evil Revelations Collection, Capcom has decided to bundle its three most recent Switch ports into one physical package. Labelled the Resident Evil Triple Pack, it includes not only series jewel Resident Evil 4 (appearing on cartridge

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  • News SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions Launches Next Month In The West, Here Are Some Screenshots

    Looking for a new RPG?

    Initially revealed during this year's E3, SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions' western release is now just a few weeks away from appearing on Nintendo Switch. If you're excited for its release, you might want to check out this lovely bunch of screenshots. The game will be available to download from the Switch eShop from 2nd...

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  • News Console Gaming Microtransaction Revenue Has Slowly Declined Throughout 2019

    Players getting fed up of DLC and microtransactions?

    A new report from statistical group SuperData Research suggests that console players are spending less on in-game purchases. As keen gaming fans will already be aware, additional in-game content has been on the rise in recent times with more purchasable cosmetic items, battle passes, loot boxes...

    • Gaming
    • DLC
  • UK Charts Luigi's Mansion 3 Falls To Fourth As Death Stranding And Call Of Duty Take Command

    Mario & Sonic grabs eighth

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 9th November, revealing that Luigi's Mansion 3 has slipped down to fourth place in its second week on sale. After becoming the fastest-selling physical Switch game of 2019 in the UK last week, the game couldn't manage to overturn Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's dominance...

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    • Charts
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  • News Pokémon Center London Calls In New Pikachu Plush As Items Start To Permanently Sell Out

    The "unprecedented demand" continues

    London's pop-up Pokémon Center has introduced a new Pikachu plush for visitors to buy as other products begin to completely disappear from shelves. The Pokémon Company has revealed that, starting today, the London Guard Pikachu plush will be available in limited quantities. There is a limit of one London Guard...

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  • News Turns Out Bandai Namco Helped To Develop Mario Kart Tour

    Partnership with Nintendo continues to flourish

    It has been revealed that Bandai Namco, the studio famous for series such as Tekken and Pac-Man, had a significant role in the development of Nintendo's recent mobile release, Mario Kart Tour. Bandai Namco has revealed its involvement on its official website, noting that the studio implemented visual...

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  • News Learn How To Be A Princess When Pretty Princess Magical Coordinate Arrives On Switch Next Month

    Restore your very own castle

    If you've always dreamed of being a pretty princess, this seems like it will absolutely be the game for you. Pretty Princess Magical Coordinate sees players restoring a fantasy castle to its former glory, ruined by the long absence of a princess. You'll be able to decorate the castle, learn how to be a true princess and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Sunday10th Nov 2019

  • Feature Best Monster Hunter Games Of All Time

    What's that coming over the hill?

    What's the best Monster Hunter of all time? In a series where half of the titles have the word 'Ultimate' fixed on the end, it can be a difficult decision to make. We're not averse to difficult decisions though, so have taken it upon ourselves to rank every single Monster Hunter game (yes, even the non-Nintendo...

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  • Feature Hidden Gems On Nintendo Switch eShop

    Find these buried treasures on the Switch eShop

    The term ‘hidden gem’ gets bandied around a lot, and often erroneously. Of course, sometimes the game in question truly went unnoticed and unloved by the masses and is worth digging up, but more often than not it either isn’t actually 'hidden' (for example, an occasionally overlooked entry in a...

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Metroidvania Games

    Now with added Ori

    The word 'Metroidvania' might rub some gamers the wrong way, but it's a useful catch-all term to describe a very specific type of game experience. Combining elements from both the Metroid and late '90s Castlevania series, this broad platforming genre has you using an ever-growing skill set to open up new paths across an expansive,...

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Shmups

    Shoot 'em up, all of 'em

    The humble shoot ‘em up has been a staple genre ever since the very beginning of video games when Spacewar! laid down the basic groundwork in 1962. No, that is not a typo; in the year that Marilyn Monroe died and The Beatles recorded ‘Love Me Do’, some boffins at MIT were busy inventing video games. Of course, it...

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  • Soapbox Attacking Pokémon Creator Game Freak Isn't Cool, But Biting Back Isn't The Answer

    Game Freak's James Turner fuels the fire, but can you blame him?

    The negative press surrounding the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield shows no signs of slowing down, with rumours now floating around that morale at developer Game Freak is at an all-time low. Earlier this week, WayPoint Radio’s Austin Walker (thanks, GoNintendo) made a claim that...

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    • Pokemon
    • Soapbox
    • Features
  • News There Are "No Plans" To Bring The Full Pokédex To Pokémon Sword And Shield, And Future Games Will Follow Suit

    "We encourage people to use Pokémon Home to collect their Pokémon from old games"

    We're a week away from the release of Pokémon Sword And Shield and the game is already being attacked online by fans who feel the developer Game Freak is letting them down – mainly because it has already been confirmed that the Switch release won't have a complete...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Junichi Masuda
  • News What Sakurai Really Meant When He Said Smash Bros. "Is For Good Boys And Girls"

    If it wasn't already obvious enough

    If you tuned into Masahiro Sakurai's Terry Bogard video demonstration earlier this week, you'll probably remember the part when he mentioned Super Smash Bros. Ultimate "is for good boys and girls", so the team decided to exclude the Fatal Fury

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Masahiro Sakurai
    • Mai Shiranui
  • News Social Media Bands Together To Show Pokémon Studio Game Freak Some Love

    #ThankYouGameFreak

    It's been a difficult period for Japanese developer Game Freak since the producer Junichi Masuda revealed the upcoming titles Pokémon Sword and Shield for Switch would feature a limited Pokédex. There's been backlash from fans, online leaks and a launch event in Japan was even recently cancelled due to operational reasons...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
    • Game Freak
  • Guide Best Switch Portable Chargers

    Power to go

    What's the best portable charger on Nintendo Switch? That's a question we all need an answer for when you realise how quickly an undocked Switch runs out of juice. Realistically, you're looking at around three hours of play for an intensive 3D game like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and at best double that for a 2D game...

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    • Portable Chargers
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  • Feature The Best Professor Layton Games

    The mainline Layton games, ranked by you lovely lot

    The release of Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy – Deluxe Edition on Nintendo Switch marks the belated debut of the Layton clan on Nintendo's current console. A clutch of excellent puzzle games came out for the Nintendo DS and 3DS handhelds, but it has taken...

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    • Best Games
  • Poll Come On, Tell Us If You've Been Playing As Terry Bogard In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Facing the fury

    It's been an exciting week for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with the arrival of the DLC fighter Terry Bogard and Version 6.0. Despite some fans not knowing who the heck he was initially, this veteran fighter is here on behalf of SNK's

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Terry Bogard
    • Nintendo
  • News Working With Nintendo Re-Energised The New Super Lucky's Tale Development Team

    "it has just been the most warm embrace"

    Releasing a game on a Nintendo platform is often a career goal for both aspiring and accomplished game developers. For the team over at Playful, it was no different. During an interview with Nintendo Life video producer Zion Grassl, Playful founder Paul Bettner and company president Mark Stanley revealed how...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • Soapbox Professor Layton And The Psychology Of Puzzle Solving

    Warning: Spoilers contained within!

    Like many others, the Nintendo DS has a special place in my heart. Preoccupying me for hours over several years, that little plastic plaything accompanied me here, there and everywhere and with it, my strange assortment of games. As a kid, often what was advertised to me were games featuring brands like Pokémon...

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    • Professor Layton
    • Soapbox
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #16 - Banjo-Tooie

    Bear-and-Bird-based brawling

    Come one, come all - we're about to begin the Box Art Brawl! Yes, welcome back to the weekly battle where we throw three versions of box art from the same game into a ring to determine which one wins the beauty pageant and which one(s) deserves to be boxed up forever. Last week Super Mario took on his continental...

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    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • Banjo-Tooie
    • Rare
  • News New Super Lucky's Tale Dev Open To A Sequel, Still Has Some Unused Ideas

    A second tale

    In the same Nintendo Life interview with the New Super Lucky's Tale development team, the game's creative director Dan Hurd revealed Playful was open to the idea of a sequel and even had some unused ideas he would like to put to use one day: We even had some early prototypes where Lucky had like a companion character, there's...

    • Nintendo Switch