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TodayFri, 13th Dec 2019

  • News Puzzle & Dragons GOLD Hits North American Switch Consoles Early Next Year

    Same day as the Japanese launch

    The next entry in the popular Puzzle & Dragons series hits the Nintendo Switch early next year, it has been revealed. The series started life on smartphones and has been insanely popular in Japan for ages. It then jumped to the 3DS. The North American version of the Puzzle & Dragons GOLD will launch on...

    • Switch eShop
    • Puzzle & Dragons
  • Guides Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas - Nintendo Art Prints And Posters

    Brighten up your wall with these charming Nintendo posters

    What to buy for your loved ones this Christmas? It's a tricky one for sure. We've already rounded up some of the best Nintendo Christmas gifts for 2019, but sometimes a particular topic is worth a deep dive. Perhaps one of these lovely Nintendo art prints or posters would do the trick... or...

    • Guides
    • Christmas
    • Nintendo
  • Deals These Nintendo Labo Kits Are A Steal At Just £10.99 Each (UK)

    Vehicle, Variety and Robot kits available

    Nintendo's Labo kits are an ingenious showcase of the company's imagination and the versatility of the Switch, and we've had a good time with each of the four kits currently available. The cardboard might not have years' worth of longevity, but the novel experiences they offer make them more than worth the...

    • Deals
    • Nintendo Labo
    • UK
  • News Jump The Shark When Maneater Stalks Switch Next May

    People are the problem, you know

    Last night at The Game Awards, Tripwire Interactive announced via a new trailer that Maneater, an open-world and savage shark sim, will be swimming to Switch on 22nd May 2020. In a world where millions of sharks are killed each year by humans and (according to the trailer above) only five humans succumb to the big...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Of America Has 14 Internships Up For Grabs In Summer 2020

    Have you got the chops?

    If you've always dreamt of getting your foot in the door and working for your favourite video game company, Nintendo of America has a selection of internships open for applications on its careers website. As noted on reddit by user Jeezy1296, the 14 available positions are predominantly at the firm's Redmond, Washington...

    • Nintendo
    • Jobs
    • Industry
    • North America
  • News A New Web-Exclusive Pokémon Anime Series Is Coming Early Next Year

    Pokémon: Twilight Wings will take place in the Galar region

    The Pokémon Company has revealed that we'll be getting a new 'capsule' series early next year, exclusively on the internet. Pokémon: Twilight Wings takes place in the Galar region made famous by Pokémon: Sword & Shield, and will span seven five-minute episodes. The series will...

    • Pokemon
    • YouTube
  • Random Xbox Series X? That's Just A Tall GameCube, The Twitter Masses Say

    "Gamecube + Gamecube = Xbox Series X"

    Microsoft used The Game Awards 2019 to show off its new home console, revealing not just its name but what it looks like, too. Project Scarlett is no more; long live the Xbox Series X, the fourth game box from Microsoft. In case you hadn't seen it already – which would be understandable, as this is a...

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    • GameCube
    • The Game Awards
    • Xbox
  • News Reggie Resurrects 'Fils-A-Mech' For The Game Awards 2019

    Also name-checks Miyamoto and Iwata

    At last night's Game Awards 2019, former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime resurrected one of his most famous 'characters' for a brief moment before talking about the importance of indie gaming and handing over an award to the makers of Disco Elysium. Reggie marched on-stage wearing a pair of...

    • The Game Awards
    • Reggie
    • Reggie Fils-Aime
    • Switch eShop
  • News Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Rise Of The Phoenix DLC Releases On 23rd December

    Play as four iconic mutants

    To kick-off this year's Game Awards, we got a look at the upcoming DLC for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. This is the second DLC Pack coming to the game and will contain four iconic X-Men. These mutants include Phoenix, Gambit, Iceman and Cable. In addition to this are new Gauntlet missions and a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
  • News The Game Awards GOTY Is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    A surprising outcome

    The Game Awards has just concluded for another year. So who won? Well, it wasn't Death Stranding or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as predicted. In the end, the action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC took out the title. Here's a video replay of this "spectacular" win:

    • The Game Awards
    • Industry
  • News Luigi's Mansion 3 Wins Best Family Game Of 2019

    Nintendo dominated the category

    Unsurprisingly, a Nintendo game won the best family game award at the 2019 Game Awards. The company filled every slot in this particular category, and in the end, Luigi's Mansion 3 took out the title. It beat Ring Fit Adventure, Super Mario Maker 2, Yoshi's Crafted World and the best-fighting game award-winner,

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • The Game Awards
    • Industry
  • News Fire Emblem: Three Houses Crowned Strategy Game Of The Year

    A critical hit

    It's been a great year for the Nintendo Switch, with many top tier games released just about every month. One of the biggest highlights was Fire Emblem: Three Houses, developed by the talented team at Intelligent systems. We praised the game itself when it arrived in July and we're glad to say it's now been recognised at this year's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Fire Emblem
    • The Game Awards
    • Industry
  • News Bravely Default II Is Coming Exclusively To Nintendo Switch Next Year

    Didn't we already get a sequel?

    Geoff Keighley surprised JRPG fans at this year's Game Awards with the announcement Square Enix would be bringing Bravely Default II exclusively to the Nintendo Switch in 2020. It's a successor to the original 3DS outing, despite the fact Bravely Second: End Layer on the 3DS already exists. This next entry in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Square Enix
    • The Game Awards
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Awarded Best Fighting Game Of 2019

    Bowser takes to the stage

    Nintendo's all-star brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might not have taken out GOTY at this year's Game Awards, but it's at least picked up the best fighting game award. Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America's president, took to the stage to receive this award on behalf of Nintendo and thanked Masahiro Sakurai and his team for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
    • The Game Awards
    • Doug Bowser
  • Video No More Heroes 3 Gets An Extended Cut Trailer, Introduces Alien Space Baddie

    Still on-target for a 2020 release

    At this year's Game Awards, we got a look at an extended cut of the upcoming Switch exclusive, No More Heroes 3. Thankfully, it's still on track for a 2020 release. The clip caught a lot of viewers off-guard when it was first shown because as you can see above, the beam wielding assassin Travis Touchdown doesn't...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • No More Heroes
    • The Game Awards
  • News Three New Star Wars Outfits Have Been Added To Fortnite's Item Shop

    Rey, Finn and the Sith Trooper

    The collaboration between Fortnite and Star Wars continues. Following on from the addition of the stormtrooper outfit in November, Epic Games is now adding three more Star Wars skins to the game, this time based on the upcoming movie release, The Rise of Skywalker. These three outfits are based on Rey, Finn and the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
    • Star Wars
  • Watch The Game Awards 2019 - Live!

    Will Nintendo reveal anything special?

    The Game Awards 2019 is taking place today and you can watch the entire event unfold right here. As well as the awards themselves, we know that "around 10 new games" will be revealed and Nintendo has been hinting to us that we should watch the show. We don't know about you, but we think that means there's a...

    • Live Chat
    • The Game Awards 2019
    • Nintendo Switch
    • The Game Awards
  • News Batman's Telltale Series Gets A Noir-Style Visual Makeover And It's Coming To Switch

    The bat is back

    Athlon Games and Telltale Games appear to have revealed an announcement ahead of schedule. According to a now-removed press release, Batman - The Telltale Series is receiving a noir-style visual makeover and graphical upgrade, and it is expected to be released on the Switch and multiple other platforms soon. This release – known...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Telltale
    • Batman
  • News Lionsgate To Produce Hybrid Live-Action Movie Starring Ubisoft's Rabbids

    Bwaaah!

    Back in October, we heard how the third-party video game giant Ubisoft was working on a number of animated series "inspired by" its existing IP such as Rayman, Hungry Shark and Watch Dogs. Now, Deadline Hollywood is reporting Lionsgate has acquired the rights to produce a "hybrid live-action" movie based on the French

    • Ubisoft
    • Rabbids

YesterdayThu, 12th Dec 2019

  • News Studio Behind Sonic Movie's Redesign Has Reportedly Been Shut Down

    An email delivers the bad news

    After the backlash Paramount Pictures received following the reveal of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, steps were taken to redesign the lead character. As you'll likely know, the redesign has gone down a treat with fans, but now it would appear tha

    • Sonic
    • Movies
  • News Top Nintendo Switch Games Are Now Up To 50% Off To Celebrate The Game Awards (North America)

    Discounts aplenty!

    The Game Awards 2019 is just hours away from kicking off at the time of writing - you'll be able to watch it live right here on our very site - and to celebrate, Nintendo is offering discounts on several critically acclaimed Switch games. From now until 18th December at 11:59pm PT, you can save money on the following games:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • North America
    • The Game Awards
  • News Nintendo Reminds Us To Watch The Game Awards

    We'll try not to get too excited

    We're now roughly 24 hours out from the start of this year's Game Awards hosted by the one and only Geoff Keighley. It's a time where the industry comes together and reflects on the year that was, along with all the amazing games released. Nintendo will, of course, be in attendance, and like everyone else en route...

    • The Game Awards
    • Nintendo
  • Reminder Nintendo Switch's NES And SNES Library Gets Six New Games Today

    Star Fox, Kirby and more!

    Just in case it had slipped your mind over the last week or so, we thought it best to remind you that you can now get stuck into six new (well, old but new) games on your Nintendo Switch. Today sees the release of Star Fox 2, Super Punch-Out!!, Kirby Super Star, Breath of Fire II, Journey To Silius, and

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
    • SNES
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Pokémon Was A Category On Jeopardy This Week, Can You Get All Of The Answers?

    It's quiz time!

    We love seeing gaming-related stuff appear on TV shows, mostly because it's hilarious when people get something wrong which is obvious to us. Remember when a Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? contestant didn't know whether Jigglypuff or Frodo was a Pokémon? Brilliant. Thankfully, then, it happened again earlier this week, with...

    • Pokemon
  • News Want More Free Switch Games? Bury Me, My Love Is Free If You Own Any Plug In Digital Game

    More free games this December

    If you thought the trend of Switch games dropping to mere cents on the eShop was good value, you're in for a treat this December. Not only is QubicGames giving away ten games over ten days in its 15 year anniversary chain event, but now Publisher Plug In Digital has discounted Bury Me, My Love by 100% until the end of...

    • Switch eShop
    • Deals
    • Sales
  • News Bethesda Is Updating DOOM And DOOM II On Switch With Some Hellish Add-Ons

    Includes Final DOOM and SIGIL

    The DOOM series didn't experience the best launch when it got a surprise release on the Switch, but since then, Bethesda has continued to enhance each one of the games with small updates. Now, in celebration of DOOM's 26th anniversary, Bethesda has revealed during a livestream that both DOOM and DOOM II

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • DOOM
    • John Romero
  • News Switch Estimated To Have Sold More Than 50,000 Units On Launch Day In China

    Welcome to club

    Update - Thu 12th Dec, 2019 02:00 GMT: Following on from last week's Switch pre-order data for China, Niko Partners now estimates "more than 50,000" Nintendo Switch Console (Tencent China Version) were sold to consumers in the country on launch day. This data comes from online retailers and Niko's own market model. Online retailer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • China
    • Tencent
  • News Square Enix Delays The Release Of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition

    Until summer next year

    One Switch release we're eager to get our hands on in the new year is Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition. If you have fond memories of the multiplayer action-RPG first released on the GameCube back in 2004, you're probably already on board this hype caravan. Unfo

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Final Fantasy
    • Square Enix
  • Nintendo Download 12th December (North America)

    Dauntless! The Talos Principle! Dead End Job!

    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! Switch eShop: Dauntless (Phoenix Labs, Tue 10th...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Nintendo Download 12th December (Europe)

    Shovel Knight! Dauntless! Football Manager!

    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 eShop - New Releases: Shovel Knight: King of Cards (Yacht...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Mojang's Buzzy Bees Update Is Now Live In Minecraft

    Absolutely buzzing

    A number of years ago, Minecraft started out with a couple of basic animals like sheep and pigs. As development progressed, marine life was added to the game, bamboo-chomping pandas showed up and even red foxes appeared. Now, in the latest update (following on from the update for the PS4 version earlier this week), Mojang has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Minecraft
    • Mojang
  • Review Jamestown+ - Yet Another Fine Addition To The Switch's Shmup Stable

    If you've got it, vaunt it

    Originally released back in 2011 as Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony, Final Form Games' superlative shmup received almost unanimous praise as a slick and stylish shooter with engaging – and easy to understand – core mechanics. Playable in both solo and four-player local co-op, Jamestown+ is a beautiful,...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Jamestown
  • Review Groove Coaster Wai Wai Party!!!! - Unashamedly Japanese Rhythm Action Brilliance

    P-A-R-T-Wai? Because we gotta

    The Switch has become the go-to system for all manner of genres, and rhythm action is no different. You can’t move for rhythm games on the system, and even if you could, you would have to move to some sort of beat, because that’s the rule now. Groove Coaster: Wai Wai Party!!!! is the umpteenth example to make its...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Groove Coaster
  • News Looks Like Fortnite's Annual Battle Pass Won't Be Launching After All

    But the Bao Bros skin will?

    Update: Eurogamer has now received a statement from Epic Games which notes that the 2020 Annual Pass will not be released. Apparently, the pass was considered - which explains why evidence of its existence was found within the game's code - but has ultimately been scrapped. Here's the statement: "We've seen discussions...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
  • News Convert Your Switch Into A Portable Arcade Unit With Gametech's Mini Arcade Stick

    Supports standard and Lite models

    The Switch has a lot to offer in terms of arcade experiences. There's a growing list of fighting and shmup games being released on the system on a regular basis. On top of this, Hamster continues to add more titles to its Arcade Archives collection. Realising arcade gaming is alive and well on the Switch, accessory...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Accessories
  • Video Watch ‘Chao In Space’, The Festive Sonic The Hedgehog Short

    Yes, you read that right

    As it did last year, Sega has once again put out a Sonic the Hedgehog animated short for the holiday season, and this year it's directed by animator Tyson Hesse, the lead artist responsible for the redesigned movie version of Sonic as well as the opening movie and trailers for

    • Video
    • Sega
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • News Starlight Children’s Foundation And Nintendo Unveil The Switch Gaming Station For Hospitalised Kids

    Delivering happiness and smiles

    For 27 years now, Nintendo of America has been helping the Starlight Children's Foundation bring seriously ill children joy, through the power of play. Today, the newest addition in the Starlight Gaming program was revealed: the Nintendo Switch Gaming station. It was officially unveiled at the Mary Bridge Children's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Starlight Childrens Foundation
    • North America
  • News Rocket League Dev Reduces Item Shop And Blueprint Pricing, As It "Did Not Meet Community Expectations"

    Credit returns also offered

    Although Rocket League is now officially an Epic game, Psyonix wants to ensure fans nothing has changed on the development side of the fence. Last week, as you might recall, it rolled out its long-scheduled update, which removed randomised loot crates and replaced them with a transparent

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Rocket League. Psyonix
  • News Cannibal Cuisine Looks A Lot Like Overcooked, But With Much More Murder

    Collect fruit, slay the tourists

    A brand new cooking-based party game is being served up on Nintendo Switch next year, but this one has a cannibalistic twist. Cannibal Cuisine is a new release from Belgian indie developer, Rocket Vulture. It's inspired by couch co-op favourite, Overcooked, but adds some original flavours into the mix, too. As you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News La-Mulana 1 & 2 Launches On Switch In March, And It Even Comes With A Jigsaw Puzzle

    And other things, too

    NIS America has revealed that La-Mulana 1 & 2 will be available on Nintendo Switch and other platforms in March 2020, with a 17th March release date planned for North America, and 20th March scheduled in for Europe. We'll leave official descriptions for both titles for anyone not in the loop just below, but before we get...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Wednesday11th Dec 2019

  • Guide The Best Handmade Nintendo Christmas Gifts, To Show You Really Care

    A crafted world, indeed

    So, you've already got your Nintendo-branded ugly Christmas sweaters sorted for the gamers in your life this holiday season, but - let's face it - they're not going to get much use out of those for at least 11-and-a-half months of the year. Assuming they've already got all the games and accessories they can handle, how can...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo
    • Gifts
    • Christmas
  • Japanese Charts Nintendo Switch Games Take All Top Ten Spots, Pokémon Leads The Charge

    Holy moly...

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 2nd - 8th December, revealing that Pokémon Sword and Shield is once again sitting right at the very top of the charts. The two titles sold an estimated 201,838 physical copies this week, pushing the lifetime total up to an impressive 2.22 million. Pokémon wasn't the only success for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Monster Boy Sold More Copies On Switch Last Week "Than The Entire 5 Months Before That"

    The half-price sale paid off

    Last week, publisher FDG Entertainment held a sale for Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom to celebrate the game's first anniversary. It slashed the usual price of $39.99 / £34.99 in half for the first time ever. It looks like it was well worth it as well. According to an update on Twitter, FDG said the game sold more...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
  • Video Check Out Nintendo's Japanese 'Indie World' Presentation

    Celebrating Nindies

    Update Wed 11th Dec, 2019 02:54 GMT: Here's the full presentation a bit earlier than expected. The following games are on show: Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, What the Golf, Eastward, PHOGS, SYNAPTIC DRIVE, Killer Queen Black, Ori and the Blind Forest, To The Moon, Coffee Talk, Fight Crab, Graveyard Keeper, ABZU, Crystal Clash,...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nindies
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
  • News Nintendo Reveals The Top 30 Switch eShop Games Of November 2019 (North America)

    Number one's a familiar sight

    Nintendo has shared a list of the top 30 most-downloaded games on the Nintendo eShop for November 2019. As you can see, Fortnite has once again taken top spot thanks to its free price point and huge popularity, followed by a list of Nintendo first-party favourites. It's interesting to see that the two Pokémon games...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Round Up All The Games From The Nintendo Indie World Showcase - December 2019

    Trailers, info and more for each game

    From its Golf Story sequel opening to the juicy Axiom Verge 2 reveal, the December Nintendo Indie World showcase gave us plenty of things to be excited about. When you've got announcements flying at you from all directions in such a short amount of time, though, it can be pretty difficult to actually take in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nindies
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Five Nights at Freddy's 4 - A Surprisingly Scary Return To Form

    Freddy comes home

    Everyone can relate to that feeling of being a young child and hiding under the covers out of fear of the imaginary monsters under your bed or somewhere in the house. It’s that paradoxical feeling of both power and vulnerability that made such experiences so memorable; you were ‘safe’ as long as you were under the covers, but...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Five Nights at Freddys
  • News PAYDAY 2 On Switch "Very Unlikely" To Receive Any Of The New Updates

    "we’ve been forced to make many hard decisions"

    Overkill Software – the team behind the cooperative first-person shooter PAYDAY 2 – has revealed it will most likely be ending updates for the Switch version of the game. Instead of quietly dropping the platform, the developer chose to be upfront about what was going on in a recent news post...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Play Together As A Squad In Tetris 99's New Team Battle Mode Update

    The 10th Maximus Cup starts tomorrow

    The tile-matching puzzle game Tetris has traditionally been about your own performance, but now in Nintendo's battle royale version – Tetris 99 – it's all about the team effort. A new update to this Switch exclusive has added a new team mode. In Team Battle Mode, you must select your favourite of four teams...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Tetris 99
  • Random Nintendo Promotes SkateBIRD With '< 3 birbs' Social Media Post, Then Deletes Tweet

    Come on, who hacked the account?

    Well, here's a weird one for you. Earlier today, Nintendo posted a - shall we say - 'down with the kids' style tweet to promote SkateBIRD, one of the games announced during yesterday's Indie Showcase. Now it's disappeared, which has us wondering what on Earth just happened within Nintendo's social media department...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Utterly Ridiculous Fight Crab Will Finally Launch On Switch In Summer 2020

    And we can't wait!

    We've been talking about Fight Crab since way back in March 2018 here at Nintendo Life, and every time we see it pop up on our feeds it makes us want it even more. Thankfully, it looks like we won't have too long to wait. During the Japanese version of December's Nintendo Indie World showcase, which featured a completely...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Celebrate '80s Gaming In This Week's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

    Old school

    The 1980s saw the birth of many iconic video game characters. It started off with Game & Watch and Pac-Man and a year later we got Mario and Donkey Kong. In the same decade, we saw Link, Mega Man and Samus for the first time ever. To celebrate this era, this Friday, on 13th December, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch will be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • Gallery Unboxing Metal Storm, The NES Hidden Gem That's Getting A Second Chance

    Irem's cult classic is available once more

    While your typical console has plenty of AAA titles which gain plenty of attention and bumper sales, there are always a few underrated gems which slip through the cracks for one reason or another. Irem's Metal Storm is one such title; originally released in the US to positive reviews in 1991, it was...

    • Retro
    • Gallery
    • NES
    • Retro-Bit
  • News Official Sonic Movie Merch Is On The Way, Including Build-A-Bear Products

    Toys, clothes, books and more

    If you just can't get enough of the new-look Sonic the Hedgehog movie, it seems you're about to be in luck, as Sega of America has today announced that a collection of Sonic movie-inspired merch is set to release early next year. The live-action feature film is due to arrive in cinemas on 14th February, but some of...

    • Sonic
    • Movies
    • Merch
    • Sega
  • News Timed Switch Exclusive Murder By Numbers Mixes Phoenix Wright With Picross

    Piece together the truth one pixel at a time

    During Nintendo's Indie World showcase, we got our first look at the timed Switch exclusive, Murder By Numbers. The game is set in the '90s and takes place in Hollywood. The story is about an actress who finds herself starring in her very own murder mystery. Your job – with the help of your robot...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The Nintendo Switch Lite Flip Cover Goes On Sale Just In Time For Christmas

    Flipping brilliant

    If you are a fan of the Nintendo Switch Lite's portability but hate how vulnerable that lovely screen is compared to the clamshell design of the 3DS family of consoles which came before it... then you are finally in luck. Nintendo of America's online store is finally selling the Nintendo Switch Lite Flip Cover & Screen...

    • Switch Lite
    • Accessories
  • Review Riverbond - An Undemanding But Pleasant Couch Co-op Hack And Slasher

    An unbreakable voxel bond

    Riverbond is perhaps one of the most easy-going, simplistic games you’re likely to play this year. Taking place within a beautiful voxel world, you’ll embark on a number of missions set within eight different environments ranging from idyllic sea resorts to dark, dingy caves. The gameplay is a typical hack ‘n’ slash...

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    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Riverbond
  • News Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath Coming To Switch Early Next Year With Gyro Controls

    Stranger things

    Update: 20% pre-order discount also live in the US too. Despite Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning saying that he has no faith in the Nintendo Switch way back in 2017, it seems developer Oddworld Inc has warmed up to Switch over time and we'll see Abe make the jump to Switch early next year in Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD. In this...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Oddworld
  • News Devil's Crush Spiritual Successor Demon's Tilt Is Coming To Switch

    Pinball wizard

    Gothic pinball title Demon's Tilt has been confirmed for release on Nintendo Switch. Viewed by many as a spiritual successor to the legendary Devil's Crush series and championed endlessly by the late, great Jason Brookes, Demon's Tilt showcases old-school visuals and a soundtrack by E.C.2151 that sounds like it was ripped from a...

    • Switch eShop
  • News Two Point Hospital Now Launching In February With Two Expansions Included

    New trailer released

    Sega has released a brand new trailer for Two Point Hospital on Nintendo Switch and other platforms, alongside news of its new release date and info on its included content. You'll be able to get your hands on the upcoming hospital sim from 25th February 2020. It was originally expected to arrive on Switch in 2019, but...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo's Taking Ring Fit Adventure On A Tour Of The US

    Try before you buy

    If you still haven't had the chance to check out Ring Fit Adventure, Nintendo's latest fitness game that blends exercise with RPG gameplay, you might want to consider getting yourself to one of these upcoming events. Nintendo is taking a 'Ring Fit Adventure Play Experience' on a tour of the US, running from 13th to 29th December...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Splice The Mainbrace When Naval Adventure Sail Forth Lands On Switch Early Next Year

    The wind awakens

    Announced yesterday for Switch as part of the Nintendo Indie World Showcase, Sail Forth is a procedurally-generated naval adventure cruising to Nintendo's console early in 2020. Developed by David Evans, from the looks of the trailer above Sail Forth fuses the cell-shaded oceanic beauty of The Legend of Zelda: Th

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sail Forth
  • News Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince Gets Free Toby The Dog DLC, Available To All Players Now

    'Toby's Dream'

    Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince has been treated to its very own free slice of DLC, with 'Toby's Dream' now being available to download from the Nintendo Switch eShop. The content is available to all owners of the game, regardless of whether you bought the standalone title or the Trine: Ultimate Collection bundle. It stars Nine...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
  • News Tech-Noir Graphic Novel Liberated Will Launch On Nintendo Switch First In 2020

    An Indie Direct hidden gem?

    Yesterday's Nintendo Indie World showcase introduced a nice selection of brand new games, but it also provided welcome updates for one or two we'd heard about before. Falling into the latter category was the news that Liberated will release on Switch first, before any other platform. The announcement came alongside some...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Tuesday10th Dec 2019

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards

    The best prices on Micro SD cards for Switch

    If you've picked up a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite recently and downloaded any games from the 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 coming to...

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    • Micro SD Cards
    • Features
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  • News QubicGames Is Giving Away 10 Free Nintendo Switch Games To Everyone, Including You

    Here's how to get them...

    Publisher QubicGames has blown us away with an incredible Christmas offer which will allow everyone to claim ten free games on Nintendo Switch. The celebrations are kicking off today, so here's how to get involved... Ten games will be up for grabs to all Nintendo Switch owners from today until 24th December, and they'll be...

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  • Random Rare Forgot To Remove A Shotgun From Donkey Kong 64 Before Showing Miyamoto

    There was a "look of horror" on his face

    Last month, Donkey Kong 64 turned 20 years old. Since then, the development team behind the game has been doing the press rounds to celebrate the anniversary. During a recent interview with Games Radar, one of the creative leads George Andreas recalled a horrifying moment when Rare was showing the game to...

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  • Review Shovel Knight Showdown - A Smash Bros. Challenger That's Perfect For Switch Parties

    Have at you!

    After completing its record-breaking Kickstarter run for Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games had its work cut out in terms of keeping the promises it made with stretch goals. The much-lauded three additional campaigns were what drew the most reaction from press and fans, but one other mode was announced which didn’t seem to grab nearly as...

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  • Watch Nintendo Indie World Showcase - December 2019 - Live!

    What do you hope to see?

    It's time, folks! Nintendo's back with another exciting Indie World Showcase, and you can watch the entire thing right here. It's kicking off at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm GMT / 7pm CET, promising "roughly 20 minutes of information on some upcoming indie games" for Nintendo Switch. Looking forward to it? Sit back, join the...

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  • Video Here's The Launch Trailer For Ashen, Switch's Latest Open World RPG

    Available already in the US

    If you're looking for your next adventure on Nintendo Switch, you might want to consider picking up Ashen. The game launched for the console and other platforms yesterday, bringing with it this new trailer (see above). To be more clear, Ashen is only actually available in North America at the time of writing - European...

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  • News Boyfriend Dungeon Is A Dating Sim Where Your Soulmate Turns Into A Weapon

    Dreamy

    Kitfox Games has revealed that it is bringing its dating sim/dungeon crawler mashup Boyfriend Dungeon to the Nintendo Switch next year. Set in a world where boyfriends can also transform into powerful weapons, you'll need to find the perfect date in order to conquer the game's monster-filled levels. If you succeed in capturing their hearts,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Nintendo Russia Surprises Frozen 2 Movie Audience With Free Switch Bundles

    Happy holidays

    Nintendo Russia hasn't had the best year, with the CEO Yasha Haddaji making headlines in January when he lost his temper on an official live stream and was then accused of violent behaviour and harassment in the workplace. Fortunately, this Nintendo branch has ended the year on a much happier note. As part of a special giveaway tied...

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    • Nintendo
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  • News Co-Op Action-RPG Dauntless Launches Today On Switch

    Includes "Stormchasers" content update

    Update: Check out the launch trailer above. Phoenix Labs' free-to-play action-RPG Dauntless is launching today, as revealed in the Nintendo Indie World Showcase. Announced almost exactly a year ago, the game i

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  • News Sony's MLB The Show Is No Longer A PlayStation Exclusive

    And Nintendo is excited

    Baseball fans who don't own a PlayStation will be pleased to hear the long-running sports series MLB The Show is no longer exclusive to Sony's hardware. Today, Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Baseball Players Association, Sony Interactive Entertainment, and San Diego Studio announced multi-year extensions to...

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  • News Sports Story Is A Sequel To Golf Story, And It's Coming Exclusively To Switch

    With more sports!

    As part of today's Nintendo Indie World showcase, it has been revealed that Sports Story is headed exclusively to Switch. The game is a sequel to the much-adored Golf Story - a fantastic RPG that's more than worth your time - and as you might expect, more sports have arrived. As you can see in the tweet below, you can expect to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Streets Of Rage 4 Sees The Return Of The Beloved Character You All Asked For

    You asked for it

    It has today been confirmed that Adam Hunter will be a playable character in the upcoming Streets of Rage 4. Adam originally starred in the first Streets of Rage but wasn't present in either of its sequels, yet he remains a firm favourite with fans of the franchise. During today's Indie World broadcast,

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  • News Reggie Is Returning To The Game Awards As A Presenter

    He's back!

    Later this week, the 2019 Game Awards are taking place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Although Reggie Fils-Aimé has now officially moved on from his role as Nintendo of America's president, it turns out he'll still be making an appearance at this year's show. After all, he's been a huge part of the industry since he walked out...

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  • News Axiom Verge 2 Revealed For Nintendo Switch, Here's A Sneak Peak

    Launching next fall

    Ending today's Nintendo Indie World showcase was a full reveal for Axiom Verge 2, which is unsurprisingly a sequel to the excellent Axiom Verge. Tom Happ, the game's creator, took to the stage to talk about the new game and show off a trailer. He says that he's been quietly working on the new release "for about four years", but...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News SuperMash Smashes Together Different Genres For A New Experience Every Time

    You'll never know what to expect

    Digital Continue's SuperMash will keep you on your toes when it launches in May 2020, as it allows you to take two different classic game genres and fuse them together to create a totally new experience each and every time. Set in a game store owned by a bother and sister, SuperMash revolves around a mysterious...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide The Best Nintendo Christmas Jumpers And Ugly Sweaters

    Garish gaming garments to keep you warm this Xmas

    You hear that? That jingle bell-tinged drone is the sound of inevitability. In amongst the socks and the boxes of deodorant you'll be gifted this holiday season, you can be sure there'll be an ugly festive jumper in there somewhere. Yes, even though granny's turned the thermostat to maximum and Dad's...

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    • Clothing
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  • News Nintendo Switch Is Getting A New 'Premium' Fishing Simulator Today

    Fishing: Barents Sea – Complete Edition

    Launching today on Nintendo Switch is Fishing: Barents Sea – Complete Edition, a fishing simulator featuring realistic environments, officially licensed equipment and plenty more besides. The game offers a number of different types of fishing to master - such as longline fishing and net fishing - and...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Brings Turn-Based Tactical Strategy To Switch Next Month

    With all DLC included

    Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf, a game which fuses turn-based strategy and card game elements, is set to launch on Switch in the new year, it has been confirmed. The game is said to feature "an epic story campaign, unique PvE game modes, wide character customisation system, and a tremendous amount of weapons and equipment". The...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Team17 Reveals The Survivalists, A New Sandbox Game Set In The Escapists’ Universe

    Battle, explore, puzzle-solve!

    As part of today's Nintendo Indie World showcase, Team17 has revealed The Survivalists for Nintendo Switch. The game is a 'survival-lite' sandbox game set in The Escapists’ universe which combines crafting, building, and even the odd bit of monkey training. Players must battle against the forces of nature across...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News SkateBIRD Could Challenge Untitled Goose Game For The 'Most Adorable Switch Bird' Crown

    Tony Squawk

    Not content with having the wonderful and adorable Untitled Goose Game alone, Nintendo Switch is set to receive yet another cute, bird-based title. Rather than an angry goose, this time we're dealing with skateboarding pigeons. Yes, SkateBIRD has just been revealed for a release on Switch, bringing a charming flock of little birdies...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Free GRID Autosport Updates Will Add Split-Screen And Online Multiplayer On Switch

    Just what the doctor ordered

    Two important updates are on the way for fans of GRID Autosport on Nintendo Switch, bringing some very welcome multiplayer-focused additions. The first, arriving at the start of next week, is set to introduce two-player split-screen and local wireless multiplayer for up to eight players. The second update, adding online...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Anime-Inspired Shoot ‘Em Up Sisters Royale Is Headed To Switch In The West

    A vertically-scrolling shmup

    Chorus Worldwide and Alfa System have announced that Sisters Royale, a vertically scrolling shoot ‘em up, will be launching on Switch in the west next year. The game is inspired by the anime aesthetic of Castle of Shikigami and stars five sisters with unique magical powers. Just like Castle of Shikigami, Sisters...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • UK Charts Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Boosts Back Ahead Of Pokémon Sword And Shield

    But FIFA stays top of the pile

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 7th December, revealing that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has zoomed back up to third place, serving as Nintendo's strongest title of the week. The game has raced back ahead of Pokémon Sword and Shield for the first time since the new games launched last month, reinstalling itself...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Nintendo Has Been Taking On An Increased Number Of Graduates In Japan

    Figures rise year-on-year

    In Japan, Nintendo offers a number of graduate employment schemes for those looking to get a foot in the door. As anyone just coming out of the education system will tell you, any opportunity like this is hugely welcome, and Nintendo has been increasing its number of recruits year-on-year for a while now. The company has...

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  • News The Talos Principle Brings Narrative First-Person Puzzling To Switch Today

    In Deluxe Edition form, no less

    After launching on PC back in December 2014, The Talos Principle is launching on Switch later today almost five years to the day after its debut. It's a single-player game from Croatian developer Croteam, the creators of the Serious Sam series, and launched to widespread acclaim five years ago. A first-person...

    • Switch eShop
    • The Talos Principle
  • News Blossom Tales Limited Run Physical Release Announced For Switch

    Orders open next Friday

    To mark the second anniversary of Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King, the action-RPG title will be receiving a Limited Run Games physical release, starting next Friday on 20th December. This retail release comes with three sheets of removable stickers and four background sheets so you can recreate scenes from the game. As...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Shares Reach 19 Month High As Switch Launches In China

    2019 shows an uphill trend

    Nintendo shares saw a rather significant spike today, ending the day in Tokyo at the highest point seen for the last 19 months. At the end of the trading day on 10th December, Nintendo's shares were sitting at 46,370.00 JPY. The jump is clear to see on the first of the charts shown below; the second chart shows how the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Business
  • News Experience Overwatch's Winter Wonderland Event On Switch For The First Time Ever

    Limited-time cosmetics up for grabs

    Update: Here's exactly what this year's Winter Wonderland event offers: NEW GAME MODE: SNOWBALL DEATHMATCH This year’s Winter Wonderland event ushers in a new mini-game mode, called “Snowball Deathmatch.” This is an 8-player free-for-all deathmatch where everyone will play as Mei with a modified Mei...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Overwatch
    • Blizzard
  • News Bake 'N Switch Mixes Overcooked With Smash Bros. For Some Co-op, Brawl-Based Baking

    Just what we kneaded

    Blending two genres we hadn't considered putting together, Bake 'n Switch is coming to Switch in summer 2020 and appears to mix equal parts party brawler and chaotic kitchen sim, as you can see from the reveal above (or as part of the overall Nintendo Indie World Showcase). Developed by Streamline Games, this couch co-op game...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bake n Switch

Monday9th Dec 2019

  • Random Remembering When One Company Ruined Christmas For Some NES Owners

    A chastity belt, but for your console

    This Christmas, we'd imagine plenty of Switch consoles are going to make their way under trees all over the world, promising a legion of new players a pretty incredible holiday season. However, let's spare a thought for the kids back in 1989 who got a NES from Santa, only to find that their parents had also...

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  • News This Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Trick Lets You Defeat Calamity Ganon With Just One Hit

    Just one expertly timed arrow

    We often describe The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the game that keeps on giving, with new tricks, glitches, speedrun revelations and plenty more besides still regularly being found almost thre

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Nintendo 'Indie World' Presentation Announced For Tuesday 10th December

    It's Nindie Direct time!

    Nintendo has revealed that it will be livestreaming an Indie World video presentation tomorrow, 10th December. The show will kick off at 6pm UK time / 7pm CET (so that's 10am PT / 1pm ET). It'll feature "roughly 20 minutes of information on some upcoming indie games" for Switch. Naturally, we'll make sure to host the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nindies
  • Review Shovel Knight: King Of Cards - A Worthy Swan Song To A Legendary Platforming Series

    The closing chapter of five years of shovelry

    Nearly seven years ago, Yacht Club Games launched the Kickstarter for Shovel Knight, thus beginning the long journey towards building one of the most recognizable characters in the indie gaming space. After a record-breaking response from the community, not only did the game receive the funding it...

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    • Shovel Knight
  • News New Images Go Behind-The-Scenes Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2's Trailer

    Concept art, motion capture and more

    Nintendo ended its E3 2019 show with a bang earlier this year, revealing that a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was in development. We were treated to a teasing new trailer (which you can view above), showing Link and Zelda in a spot of bother. It's so creepy and mysterious - we love it...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Best Games To Buy For Your Nintendo Switch This Christmas

    The best games across all genres for your new Switch or Switch Lite

    Whether you've been riding the Switch train since Nintendo's hybrid handheld launched or you're just jumping on board this Christmas, there's no shortage of great games to play on Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite. But which Switch games are the best? There are so many to choose from,...

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  • Video Digital Foundry Says The Touryst Is "A Revelation" On Switch

    'On par with the best from Nintendo'

    Last month, we took Shin'en Multimedia's latest Switch release The Touryst for a good spin for review. We came away mightily impressed, partly thanks to the variety and all of the surprises on offer as you explore the game, but also because of its striking visual style and its flawless performance across both...

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    • Video
  • News Polymega Slips Into Early 2020, But It's Bringing Some Cool Stuff With It

    Intelligent patches! New screen filters! Impressive compatibility!

    Polymega's been in the oven for quite some time now, and, like so many new hardware projects, has been subject to a few growing pains. This ambitious system is aiming to be the ultimate retro box, allowing you to not only use your original games and controllers but also download your...

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    • Polymega
  • News The Amazing Story Of How One Man's Fib Created A Nintendo Empire

    The lie that gave birth to Bergsala

    If you're a Scandinavian resident then there's an excellent chance that the name Bergsala will mean a great deal to you. This company has been instrumental in distributing and marketing Nintendo's products in countries such as Sweden, Denmark and Finland, and, more recently, became an investor in SteamWorld...

    • Retro
  • Hardware Review Race Away With Mario Kart Pro Mini & Deluxe Racing Wheels

    Move over tilt controls

    Racing games can be great fun, but you know what can make them even better? Playing them with a replica steering wheel (and no, not the ones you sink your Wii Remote or Joy-Con into.) Just ask anyone who’s been to an arcade and played something like Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, Crazy Taxi or one of the many Cruis’n games...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Reggie's Game Awards Appearance With Xbox And PlayStation Bosses Almost Didn't Happen

    "I thought it had fallen apart"

    One of the highlights of last year's Game Awards was right at the very beginning of the show, as Nintendo of America's president at the time, Reggie Fils-Aimé, shared the stage with Xbox’s Phil Spencer, and ex-PlayStation boss Shawn Layden. It was a humbling display of solidarity between gaming's major rivals,...

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    • Nintendo
    • Xbox
    • PlayStation
  • News M2 Is Bringing Toaplan's Back Catalogue To Modern Consoles

    Arcade lovers, rejoice!

    Tiger Heli. Zero Wing. Hellfire. Truxton. Slap Fight. Fire Shark. If those names just sound like the ramblings of a deranged madman, then you'll probably want to navigate away from this page as soon as possible, but if at least one of them has you grinning with nostalgic glee, then the next bit of news is going to make your...

    • Switch eShop
    • Toaplan
    • M2
  • News Minecraft Switch Players Can Finally Play With Their PS4 Friends From Tomorrow

    PS4's version of the game catches up

    The PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft is finally being updated to the unified, cross-platform-supporting Bedrock Edition tomorrow, it has been revealed. The news means that Minecraft fans playing on Switch will now be able to play with their friends who own the game on Sony's machine. The official Minecraft...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • PS4
    • Minecraft
  • News Sonic "May Make An Appearance" At The Game Awards 2019, Says Geoff Keighley

    "There could be something fun"

    As we get ever closer to The Game Awards 2019 taking place later this week, more and more news seems to be spilling out about the event. This time, the show's creator has noted that Sonic the Hedgehog may be making an appearance. The news comes from a Periscope video hosted by the man himself, Geoff Keighley, which...

    • Sonic
    • The Game Awards
  • Video Here Are The Weapons You'll Find In Bite The Bullet, A New Contra-Inspired RPG

    RPG + food = yes please!

    Next year, Bite the Bullet is set to combine two of our favourite things: RPGs and food. Before it does arrive on Switch, though, the developers have shared an early look at the weapons you can expect to get your hands on in-game. You see, the game features rogue-lite RPG elements which are centred around shooting, eating,...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Switch eShop
  • News Fast-Paced Arcade Brawler Super Crush KO Blasts Onto Switch Next Month

    A beat 'em up, run 'n gun

    Graceful Explosion Machine developer Vertex Pop has today revealed that its next project, Super Crush K.O., will be blasting its way onto Switch next month. The game is a fast-paced brawler which combines beat-em-up and run ‘n gun action. Players take control of fashionable protagonist Karen - not that one

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Switch eShop
  • News Brief Battles Brings Butts, Pants And A Cast Of Indie Stars To Switch In February

    Crossovers with Yooka-Laylee, World of Goo and more

    Juicy Cupcake has revealed that its "butt 'em up" game, Brief Battles, is bopping its way to a Switch near you in February. A brand new trailer has been released (see above), revealing a 21st February release date and showing off plenty of the underwear-fueled party action you can expect to enjoy...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Sunday8th Dec 2019

  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Online Multiplayer Games

    The best online games available for Switch right now

    Nintendo Switch is the perfect console for local multiplayer - simply crack off those Joy-Con and start having fun with whoever happens to be in the room with you. However, the console has built up a solid portfolio of online multiplayer games since launch, too, and we've picked out a handful - in...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Online
    • Switch Essentials
  • Guide Looking For Super Kirby Clash Passwords? Here Are A Few To Get You Started

    Get those Fragments and Gem Apples

    Update (8th Dec, 09:00 GMT): We've added the codes for December to the lists below and removed all expired codes. Update (3rd Nov, 09:00 GMT): We've added the codes for November to the lists below and removed all expired codes. Update (4th Oct, 09:00 BST): Nintendo of Europe has shared a new password for October...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Kirby
    • Features
    • Guides
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Puzzle Games

    Piecing it together

    From the very beginning, Nintendo handhelds have been a powerhouse in the puzzle genre, championing games that might have been lost in the bombastic, graphics-obsessed arena of home consoles. Switch’s bridging of the portable/home console divide means it can uphold that proud puzzling tradition while also giving on-the-go...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Puzzle Games
    • Guides
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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Strategy Games

    The best RTS, 4X, strategy and tactics games on Switch

    Strategy games by their very nature require deep thought and careful consideration, and many gamers these days often find it hard to embark on epic multi-hour campaigns in a single sitting. Planning a multi-turn offensive in a 4X game like Civilization or outfitting your party with optimal gear...

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    • Best Games
  • News Introducing The 64Mate, A New All-In-One N64 Storage Add-On "Launching Soon" On Kickstarter

    Who needs the 64DD?

    If you know your way around a Nintendo 64, you’ll know the base of the console can be connected to peripherals such as the 64DD. If you never got your hands on this hardware, it means you’ve probably never attached your legendary 64-bit system to anything in the past. Well, soon you might finally have a reason to lift up the...

    • Retro
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    • Kickstarter
    • N64
    • Accessories
  • 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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    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
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  • Rumour Unannounced Disney Action Game Remake In The Works For Switch

    And PlayMagic is helping out

    YouTuber Doctre81, who last weekend revealed the rumoured Ridge Racer 8 project exclusive to Switch had likely been axed, has now seemingly discovered information about an unannounced Disney action game remake on its way to the Switch and other platforms. This finding comes from the

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Disney
    • PlayMagic
  • Guide Switch, Switch Lite Or 2DS XL? The Nintendo Christmas Console Buying Guide For Parents

    Pick the right console for your little one

    If you're a parent wondering what to buy your lovely cherub for Christmas this year, then presumably because you strumbled on to this website you are in the market for picking up a Nintendo console. A wise choice, and one of which we heartily approve. But with so many bewildering options out there, you...

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    • 3DS
    • 2DS
    • Features
  • Video Legend Of Zelda Fan Spends 24 Hours In Ocarina Of Time VR

    Living in Hyrule

    We've seen 24-hour gaming marathons before, but this particular story is slightly different. A YouTuber by the name of SwankyBox, who is said to be a "huge" fan of the Nintendo 64 classic, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, recently cut himself off from the real world and spent hours exploring the 64-bit land of Hyrule - while...

    • Video
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    • VR
    • Nintendo 64
    • Retro
  • Random Senran Kagura Was Almost Named 'Ninjugs' Here In The West

    "better judgment sliced through and prevailed"

    Senran Kagura by Marvelous might not be the most well-known series here in the west, but it is beginning to get more exposure. Most recently, the localisation team at XSEED Games helped release Senran Kagura: Peach Ball on the Nintendo Switch. Once again, this game starred the usual group of female...

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    • XSEED
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  • News Solatorobo Developer Open To The Idea Of Remaking Nintendo DS Exclusive

    "the possibility is there"

    Reflect on the Nintendo DS generation and you might remember the system exclusive Solatorobo: Red the Hunter. The action-RPG by CyberConnect2 was well-received across all regions but only sold around 100,000 copies worldwide. Is there a chance of the game ever getting a remake, though? CyberConnect2 boss Hiroshi Matsuyama...

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    • Nintendo DS
    • Bandai Namco
  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield's Galarian Zigzagoon: How To Find And Evolve Into Galarian Linoone And Obstagoon

    KISS that Linoone goodbye

    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 monochromatic Galarian Zigzagoon, which can be found all over the Wild Area, but you're better off looking on Routes 2 and

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Sword and Shield
    • Find and Evolve
  • Review Deathtrap Dungeon Trilogy - A Somewhat Drab Retelling Of A Classic Series

    Fighting (Fantasy) words

    For readers of a certain age – to which this writer is very much a member – adventure gamebooks were the best. Splicing the agency of roleplay with the narrative depth of a fantasy novel, these souped-up ‘choose your own adventure’ novels took readers on all manner of dark and daring quests that could easily end...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Deathtrap Dungeon Trilogy
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #20 - Super Smash Bros.

    A real brawler

    Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, the series where we pit regional variations of video game box covers from back in the day against each other in a savage fight to the death. Okay, it isn't that dramatic - it's just a poll - but let's get into the spirit and pretend that the stakes are incredibly high this lovely Sunday afternoon, hmm?...

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    • Retro
    • Super Smash Bros.

Saturday7th Dec 2019

  • 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...

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    • Pokemon
    • Best Games
  • Guide Wurmple Pokémon GO Evolution Tips - How To Evolve Wurmple Into Silcoon Or Cascoon

    Where's Wurmple?

    In the latter half of last year, Niantic finally introduced the third generation of Pokémon in Pokémon GO. As a result, the bug type Pokémon Wurmple could finally evolve into Silcoon or Cascoon, who would in turn evolve into Beautifly or Dustox respectively. Let's address the Phanpy in the room right away though: it doesn't look...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
    • Features
    • Guides
  • Feature Best Zelda Games Of All Time

    All the Zelda games ranked

    What are the best Zelda games? Ranking The Legend of Zelda series is one heck of an undertaking. Bar a couple of exceptions, each entry is pretty much a classic at this point, with even the 'lesser' ones still being really rather good. Many remain fixed as the best games on the consoles that parented them, so ranking them...

    • Features
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    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Zelda
    • Best Games
  • Guide Pokémon GO: How To Evolve Eevee Into Leafeon And Glaceon With Or Without A Lure Module

    The name trick is back

    After months and months of waiting, the last of the non-legendary Pokémon from Generation 4 have finally arrived in Pokémon GO. The update has introduced another two evolutions for the super versatile Eevee - Leafeon and Glaceon. Both of these Pokémon were first seen in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, giving players more ways...

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    • Pokemon Go
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
  • Guide Pokémon GO Eevee Evolutions - How To Evolve Eevee Into Leafeon, Glaceon, Umbreon, Espeon, Vaporeon, Jolteon And Flareon

    Renaming, Walking, Lure Modules - all the Eevee evolution tricks

    Eevee is one of the most popular evolution candidates in Pokémon GO, and for good reason. This adorable monster can evolve into a whopping eight different forms – heck, it even has its own Tamagotchi! Here we'll walk you through how to evolve Eevee into all each form in the mobile...

    • Guides
    • Features
    • Pokemon Go
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
  • Guide Luigi's Mansion 3 - Gem Locations And Gem Maps For Every Floor

    A floor-by-floor guide to all 102 gems hidden in Luigi’s latest game

    In gameplay terms, Luigi’s Mansion 3 continues the tradition of steering the green brother away from his roots as a platform game hero. However, that genre’s tradition of collecting a bunch of shiny trinkets in the pursuit of completionist perfection remains alive and well...

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  • Guide How To Link Your Fortnite Epic Account On Switch And PS4

    Epic about turn

    Earlier this year Sony pulled a dramatic about turn and allowed Fortnite to support cross play on every single platform, including Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac. Not only does this allow you to play with your chums on PS4 while you're on your Switch, but it will also let you use a single account across multiple platforms...

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  • Guide Burmy In Pokémon GO - Where To Find Plant, Sandy And Trash Cloaks And Evolution Explained

    Get your hands on Wormadam and Mothim

    Burmy is one of the more confusing creatures to collect in Pokémon GO, and indeed in the Pokémon series as a whole. Originating from the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl games available on Nintendo DS, Burmy was first released into Pokémon GO on 17th May, causing all sorts of confusion among players. At first,...

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  • Guide Luigi's Mansion 3 - Boss Walkthroughs And Strategies

    Step by step tips for finding and defeating every boss ghost in the game

    Harking back to the portrait ghosts of the original Luigi’s Mansion, the boss ghosts of Luigi’s Mansion 3 are one of the game’s main highlights, dripping with personality and offering a range of imaginative combat encounters. In this guide, we’ll cover strategies for...

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  • Guide What's The Difference Between Pokémon Sword And Shield? Which Should You Buy? - All Version-Exclusive Pokémon And Gym Leaders

    Sword or Shield? Every exclusive Pokémon detailed

    As with all main series Pokémon games before them, Pokémon Sword and Shield each have minor differences which you should know about before jumping in. You'll notice different Pokémon and even Gym Leaders appearing in your game depending on the version you buy, so we've gathered all of the...

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  • Guide Luigi's Mansion 3 - How To Catch Boos And Where To Find Them

    Have I Got Boos For You: How to Track and Capture The Game's 16 Boos

    Boos have been giving the Brothers Mario the runaround for over 30 years at this point, and they have once again re-appeared in the latest Luigi’s Mansion as a collectable enemy type. In this quick guide we’ll let you know everything you need to know about locating and catching...

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  • Feature Games To Play After You've Finished Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Attack of the (Zelda) Clones

    It’s been well over two-and-a-half years since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched and we first ventured out onto the great plains of a truly open Hyrule. In that time, we’ve found all the shrines, defeated Calamity Ganon and scoured the kingdom for every last item and Korok seed. We’ve seen it all –...

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  • Guide How To Redeem Pokémon GO Promo Codes

    Do they even exist? Where do I find them? How do I use them?

    Ever since the Pokémon GO launched on Android devices players have seen the mysterious 'Promos' text field on the Shop page and wondered where they could get their hands on these codes, and what they provided. On this page we can confirm that they're really not so mysterious - they do...

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  • Guide Where To Buy The Hori Nintendo Switch Mario Kart Racing Wheel

    Play Mario Kart in style

    Gaming accessory maker Hori is set to release a Mario Kart Racing Wheel for Nintendo Switch, with two versions now appearing at various retailers. If you're hoping to track one down or learn more about it, you've certainly come to the right place. Both wheels come with pedals for that authentic driving experience, but there...

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  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield's Snom: How To Find And Evolve Into Frosmoth

    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 keep an eye out for one wandering around in the grassy patches, and...

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Party Games

    Maximum fun, minimum fuss

    So, you're having a party - possibly on a rooftop - dancing to the music and all that jazz, but there's suddenly a lull. Fear not because we've got just the thing to get the party started again! Nintendo Switch has a whole host of crowd-pleasing co-op and competitive party games, whether you're hosting a birthday party for...

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  • Guide Best Deals On Nintendo Switch eShop Credit, Gift Cards And Online Membership

    Top up your eShop account

    With so many amazing indie games hitting the Nintendo Switch eShop every week, it can get quite costly to purchase all of the games which pique your interest. We know many of our readers for whatever reason are not able to connect a credit card to their Switch eShop account - or feel it would be too dangerous to do so. If...

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  • Guide How To Make Pokémon Sword And Shield More Difficult (And Fun)

    Not only Nuzlocke, but also...

    Pokémon Sword and Shield are great games in our eyes – and in the eyes of many others – but there’s no hiding from the fact that the level of difficulty is, shall we say, a little on the accessible side. That’s great if you’re just looking to have a fun adventure, but for some people, a little strife can...

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  • Guide How To Share Games And Saves Across A Nintendo Switch And Switch Lite

    How to sync data and share games between two Switches

    So, you've gone and got yourself a lovely new Nintendo Switch Lite in addition to your regular 'old' Switch. Maybe one's going to be for the kids, or you're just tired of sharing. Perhaps you simply couldn't resist the cute hardware revision and plan to use Switch Lite as your smaller...

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  • Guide What Does A Yellow Glowing Pokémon Mean In Pokémon Sword And Shield? - Brilliant Pokémon Explained

    There are brilliant Pokémon and Brilliant Pokémon - we explain the latter

    As you've been wandering around the Galar region in Pokémon Sword and Shield, you'll probably have seen certain Pokémon with a glowing yellow 'aura' hanging around in the tall grass. What do those yellow glowing Pokémon signify? Well, settle down and relax as we lay it...

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  • Guide Pokémon GO EX Raids and Regigigas - What They Are And How To Get An EX Raid Pass

    Everything you need to know about Pokémon GO’s invitation-only secret society of hardcore raiders

    With hundreds of Pokémon now available in-game and an ever-evolving list of new features and challenges, you may be wondering just how deep the Pokémon GO rabbit hole goes. EX Raids are arguably the ultimate experience for the game’s hardcore...

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Short Games

    Blast through these games in a single sitting

    It's 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. Of course,...

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  • News Chucklefish Issues Apology For Voice Actor Casting Choices In Wargroove's DLC

    "We will be more sensitive in our future casting decisions"

    As you might recall, Chucklefish has been hard at work on its upcoming DLC for Wargroove. Officially titled Wargroove: Double Trouble, it adds a new story and three new Outlaw Commanders. They include the mighty Wulfar, the trouble-making twins Errol and Orla, and the

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  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield Easter Eggs - Things You Might Have Missed

    It's the little things

    Both Pokémon Sword and Shield feature a rich world full of things to see and do, and it's easy to miss little things as you wander around the Galar region catching Pokémon, seeing the sights and generally enjoying yourself in Sword and Shield. Below we've rounded up a few of the smaller Easter E

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  • Guide How To Use Poké Ball Plus In Pokémon Sword And Shield - How To Unlock Mew In The Galar Region

    Gain rewards and unlock the mythical Pokémon Mew in Pokémon Sword and Shield

    First released alongside Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go Eevee!, the Poké Ball Plus offered a unique way to play that game one-handed. Designed to resemble the Poké Balls used to catch Pocket Monsters, it's a cute

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  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield's Applin: How To Find And Evolve Into Flapple And Appletun

    When it comes to this evolution, you can't russet

    Pokémon have always had various ways of evolving into new beasties, and the ones featured in Pokémon Sword and Shield is no different. One of these curious contenders is the unassuming Applin, which can be found primarily on Route 5, just east of Turf

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  • Review Pine - An Ambitious Zelda Pretender That Fails To Find Its Feet On Switch

    Pine; (verb) to languish, decline or weaken

    Initially, we thought Pine was going to be a very pleasant surprise. It definitely doesn't bode well from the outset when the initial load takes just under three minutes. In situations like that, you can't help but wonder if the game has crashed. But no, patience was a virtue and in the time it took to fry...

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  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield's Galarian Darumaka: How To Find And Evolve Into Galarian Darmanitan

    Maka the monster evolve

    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 chilly little Galarian Darumaka, which can be found primarily on Route 8, just south of Circhester, and Route 10, just south

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  • 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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  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield: Where To Find Pokémon - All Locations, Routes And Areas In The Galar Region

    Town by town, route by route through Galar

    Trying to find out where you can catch a specific Pokémon in Pokémon Sword and Shield? In this guide we highlights all the main locations, the towns with Gym leaders to defeat and where to catch certain Pokémon to complete your Galar Pokédex. Below you'll find the main towns and sub-areas. On the...

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  • News Yacht Club Delays Shovel Knight Update For 3DS And Wii U Ahead Of Next Week's Release

    Switch is all-clear

    Next week on 10th December, the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove collection will be updated with Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown via a digital rollout. Despite Yacht Club's "intense" efforts to get all versions of the game out on time, unfortunately, the release has now been delayed for cert

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  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield's Galarian Farfetch'd: How To Find And Evolve Into Sirfetch'd

    Appropriately unexpected

    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 majestic Galarian Farfetch'd. You can find them primarily on Route 5, just east of the town of Turffield, but only in Poké

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  • Review Simulacra - An Interesting Horror Title That Doesn't Quite Hit The Mark

    Tik Tok, you’re dead

    What would you do if a mobile phone belonging to someone else was left on your doorstep? Chances are (in this day and age) the device is protected with face ID, fingerprint ID or a password and/or pin, so naturally any self-respecting citizen would turn it in to the police. But in Simulacra, an unusual glitch allows you to...

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  • News Fortnite In-Game Audio Test Suggests Epic Is Planning Something Big

    Update: A scene from the new Star Wars movie will premiere

    Update: Following the strange audio test that could be heard across the map recently in Fortnite, there are now reports a scene from the upcoming film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will premiere via an in-game event (thanks, VGC). This information stems from the Fortnite leaker ShinnaBR,...

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  • Feature Good-Feel's President On Moving Away From Kirby And Yoshi To Self-Publish Twin-Stick Shooter Monkey Barrels

    "Publishing our own title has been one of the goals since we established Good-Feel"

    Japanese developer Good-Feel is the company behind a host of heart-warming Nintendo games, including the excellent Kirby's Epic Yarn, Yoshi's material-based platformer Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U and the more recent Yoshi's Crafted World on Switch. A couple of...

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  • News A Special Warframe Announcement Is Happening At This Year's Game Awards

    What could it be?

    Yesterday, we heard from Geoff Keighley how there would be "around 10 new games" revealed at The Game Awards next week that no one has supposedly heard about yet. Now, in related news, Digital Extremes – the creator of the free-to-play co-op action shooter Warframe – has announced it will have a special announcement to share...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (December 7th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    So, yet another week has been and gone, this time bringing with it a new Nintendo Switch system update, an announcement for new NES and SNES titles on Switch - just days after we moaned about it, no less - and even the addition of

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  • News Get 50% Off The First Three Samurai Shodown Games On The Switch eShop

    Slashed prices

    If you love old school SNK fighters, there's a sale happening right now on the North American and European Switch eShop that you might want to check out. You can get the Arcade Archives versions of Samurai Shodown, Samurai Shodown II and Samurai Shodown III for 50% off the regular prices. Thanks to the price cut, each one is £3.14 /...

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  • News Metacritic Reveals The 50 Best-Reviewed Games Of The Decade, Nintendo Takes Top Two Places

    And three of the top five

    We've been treated to some incredible gaming experiences over the last ten years. In our eyes, Nintendo has produced some of its finest titles throughout this last decade, and those of us who dabble in gaming on the likes of PlayStation and Xbox have had plenty to share about, too. The list below shows the top 50 games of...

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  • Review Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection - A Pair Of Brilliant Seafaring Adventures, And More Besides

    Ship Shape

    Back in May this year, we reviewed Assassin's Creed III Remastered for Switch and didn't have a great deal good to say about it. It's been patched since – and plays a considerably better game for it – but upon release, it was pretty much a buggy, blurry shambles with a stuttering framerate and a pretty big disappointment for...

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  • News The Witcher 3 Was An Absolute Mess When It Was Initially Ported To Switch

    "The game was running at 10 frames per second"

    Although The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the Switch is not exactly the most cutting-edge title, it's still an impressive feat for the hybrid system. In fact, prior to its official reveal, there were many sceptics claiming it wasn't even possible. Now that the game has been released on Nintendo's latest...

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  • News People Order Switch Consoles From Amazon, Get Hilariously Random Items Instead

    Including washing powder and a pack of condoms

    The UK arm of retail giant Amazon has been forced to apologise to a selection of its customers after they were sent seemingly random items instead of the Switch consoles they had purchased during Black Friday week. Around a dozen customers have complained directly to Amazon via its Twitter account,...

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  • Feature A Tribute To Jason Brookes

    "To the very end, he was thinking of others, with kindness"

    Earlier this week, the gaming world was hit by the tragic news that legendary British games journalist and graphic designer Jason Brookes had passed away after a long battle with cancer at the age of 52. His name might not be instantly familiar to some of our younger readers, but Brookes...

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  • News Watch Out Pokémon, Temtem Wants To Be The Very Best Creature-Collection MMO

    "Inspired by"

    There have been a lot of series that have tried to recreate the magic of the Pokémon games over the years. Temtem – a Kickstarter project by Crema that's raised over half a million dollars and is en route to the Switch and multiple other platforms – is the latest one to give it a shot. Temtem describes itself as an MMO...

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  • News My Nintendo Holiday Sweepstakes Announced, 10 Days Of Prizes Up For Grabs (North America)

    Take home some amazing gifts

    Nintendo is putting its rewards program My Nintendo to use this Christmas, with a special holiday sweepstakes event. From now until 14th December, you'll be able to enter once a day, and go in the draw to win a daily prize pack. You'll also be entered into a grand prize draw, and the more you enter, the more chances you...

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  • News "Around 10 New Games" Will Be Revealed At The Game Awards 2019

    Could we see some exciting Switch reveals?

    The Game Awards 2019 is only a week away, and we now know that "around 10 new games" are set to be revealed during the show. Geoff Keighley, the show's creator and host, recently sat down for an 'Ask Me Anything' discussion on Reddit. Plenty of non-serious questions came flooding in - "Do you think you...

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  • News Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? Scores 2020 Western Switch Release

    'Infinite Combate'

    Despite having one of the cringiest names to ever grace a video game, Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? - Infinite Combate is heading to Nintendo Switch in the west, it has been confirmed. The announcement comes from PQube and MAGES, both of which have confirmed that the game - an RPG based on the popular manga...

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  • News Late And Beloved Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Would Have Turned 60 Today

    He'll be forever missed

    Ex-Nintendo president and video game legend, Satoru Iwata, was born on 6th December 1959. Today, he would have celebrated his 60th birthday. Iwata-san stepped up to the role of Nintendo's fourth company president back in 2002, a position he held right up until his untimely passing in July 2015. If you followed Nintendo...

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  • News Football Manager 2020 Touch Kicks Off On Switch Next Week

    Release date now confirmed

    Initially scheduled to arrive on Nintendo's platform this November, it has now been revealed that Football Manager 2020 Touch will be launching on Switch next week. You'll be able to get your hands on the latest edition of the popular football management sim on 10th December, as confirmed by this official social media...

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  • News Forget Mario Maker, An HD Remake Of Princess Maker 3 Is Headed To Switch

    With multiple endings to find

    Publisher CFK has announced that an HD remake of Princess Maker 3 is headed to Nintendo Switch later this month. It'll be called Princess Maker - Faery Tales Come True. If you're unfamiliar with the series, Princess Maker has you adopting a young girl from a fairy queen, taking on the role of her father by making...

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  • News Psyonix Removes Loot Crates From Rocket League, But Not Everyone Is Happy

    Cosmetic item prices soar

    Now that we're in December, Psyonix has rolled out its long-scheduled update for Rocket League which removes randomised loot crates. These have been replaced with a transparent reward system known as 'Blueprints'. Blueprints are rewarded to you by playing matches. You can then choose whether

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  • News You Can Now Redeem A Seven Day Switch Online Trial From My Nintendo (North America)

    Available until the end of January

    Nintendo's online service for the Switch has been up and running for more than a year now. In that time, modern titles like Tetris 99 have been made available as well as plenty of old-school games from the NES and SNES era. Although the service has already got more than 10 million subscribers, Nintendo is always...

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  • Anniversary amiibo Have Been Draining Our Bank Accounts For Five Years Now

    2014 feels forever ago

    It might be pretty hard to believe, but it has now been five whole years since we first got our hands on Nintendo's amiibo figures. Today sees the fifth anniversary of the launch for the first wave of figures in Japan, where characters like Link, Kirby, Donkey Kong, Star Fox, Pikachu, Mario and more all entered the scene as...

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

    Update: Listen to the full thing here

    Update: The Shovel Knight lullaby album is now available to buy and stream, meaning the entire thing has now been unlocked in the Bandcamp music player below. Give the whole thing a listen and make sure to download a copy if you enjoy it. Original Article (Tue 12th Nov, 2019 15:15 GMT): The Shovel Knight...

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  • News Cute Co-Op Platformer Pile Up! Secures 2020 Switch Release

    With a cast of cardboard

    If you're hoping to find a new, chilled-out platformer to enjoy with your nearest and dearest, you might want to keep an eye out for Pile Up! when it comes to Switch next year. The game is a 3D platformer for one to four players, where each of you can jump, slide, and carry each other around an assortment of colourful...

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