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  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Talk Announced For GDC 2020

    Presented by Hisashi Nogami and Aya Kyogoku

    The Game Developers Conference has announced it will be hosting a special talk about the creation of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch. This session will be presented by the game's producer Hisashi Nogami and director Aya Kyogoku. Here's a brief description of what will be covered...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • GDC
    • Industry
    • Nintendo
  • News Pokémon Home On Mobile Estimated To Have Banked $1.8 Million In Its First Week

    That's a lot of subscriptions

    It's been just over a week since the new cloud-based service Pokémon Home was launched on the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, so how is it holding up? Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data reveals the mobile version of the app has already been installed a whopping 1.3 million times. The United States recorded the...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Home
    • Mobile
    • The Pokemon Company
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Will Support Save File Transfers "Later This Year"

    Move your data from one Switch to another

    Believe it or not, but it's not all doom and gloom when it comes to the save data situation in the upcoming release, Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Although save data recovery is a one-time-only deal for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, it appears Nintendo will eventually give players the option to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Upcoming Releases

YesterdayThu, 20th Feb 2020

  • News Recovering Your Animal Crossing: New Horizons Save Data From Nintendo Is A One-Time-Only Deal

    For Switch Online subscribers only

    Today's Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct was peppered with little spicy nuggets of information on the upcoming game, including rock solid confirmation that while the software will remain incompatible with Nintendo Switch Online's existing cloud back up system, Nintendo will indeed store your desert island's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Animal Crossing
  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Everything We Know So Far

    NookPhone? Yay! No cloud saves? Booo…

    Following its reveal in 2018, we’ve all been clamouring for more information about Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you’re after details on the game - scheduled to arrive very soon on 20th March 2020 - you’ve come to the right place; we’ve compiled everything we know so far about Animal Crossing: New...

    • Guides
    • Features
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Arcade Archives VS. Mahjong Is Your Next Retro Switch Fix From Hamster

    Launching tomorrow!

    Hamster's latest retro release on Switch has been revealed, and this time we're being treated to 1984 arcade title, VS. MAHJONG. The game will join the Switch's 'Arcade Archives' series, where players can enjoy classic arcade titles with modernised features like adjustable game settings and leaderboards. Here's the official...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Retro
  • Feature Super Rare Games On 2 Years Of Switch Releases And The Future Of Physical Media

    "The key thing will be keeping the younger generations interested in physical releases"

    Switch is many things to many people, and that fact is arguably the key to its success. The way it fits into your life whether you're reclined at home on the sofa, playing in handheld mode when the TV is taken or curled up in bed with Nintendo's console, it's...

    • Features
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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Rare Games
  • Reminder Sonic The Hedgehog 2 And Puyo Puyo 2 Both Launch On Switch Today

    Joining the SEGA AGES range

    Update (Thu 20th Feb, 2020 17:30 GMT): As a reminder, both Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Puyo Puyo 2 have launched on Nintendo Switch today. Sega has shared a brand new trailer to celebrate, and we thought it'd be rude not to share it with you lovely lot. Enjoy! Original Article (Fri 7th Feb, 2020 10:4

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Every Villager and Special Character Confirmed So Far

    Update: Direct adds 40 Villagers to the list!

    A major part of what makes the Animal Crossing series so memorable is its wonderful and wacky characters. Anyone who's played any of the previous entries can most likely list a few of their favourite villagers off the top of their heads. So with the latest entry in the series, Animal Crossing: New...

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    • Features
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Gallery Take A Peek Inside Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Gorgeous Museum

    Sharks, dinos and bugs - oh my!

    Sure, today's Animal Crossing Direct showed off lots of awesome and important features coming to New Horizons like the NookLink smartphone app, amiibo functionality, and slopes, but th

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Gallery
  • News Remodel The Landscape In Animal Crossing: New Horizons To Make Your Own Waterfalls

    Stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to? Pah!

    Today's Animal Crossing Direct brought with it a ton of information nuggets regarding the upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Switch. You can check out the entire list of new additions, but the thing that had us sitt

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Nintendo Reveals NookLink, A Companion Mobile App For Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Chat with friends in-game

    As well as the trusty NookPhone available to players in-game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons will also be treated to a real-life smartphone application tucked inside the official Nintendo Switch Online app. Revealed in today's Animal Crossing Direct, this upcoming service is called 'NookLink'. By heading to the NookLink...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Mobile
  • News Here's All The New Info And Tidbits From Today's Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct

    It's the little things

    Well, the Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct has been broadcast and while it served as a broad introduction to the island life you'll be enjoying when the game launches on 20th March, it also detailed many new pieces of information, too. Handily, Nintendo has summarised the main points for us and you can check them out below...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons amiibo Functionality Detailed

    Invites and photo shoots

    In today's Animal Crossing Direct, Nintendo revealed a little more about the amiibo functionality available in the game. The good news? All of your old cards and figures will have a pretty nifty use after all! Yes, your collection of amiibo is fully compatible with the new game and can be used to invite your favourite...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Nintendo Download 20th February (Europe)

    Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo! Devil May Cry 3! Warface!

    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 eShop - New Releases: Psikyo Shooting...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Nintendo Download 20th February (North America)

    Mega Man! Samurai Shodown! Devil May Cry 3!

    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: Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Pre-Orders For The New Coral Nintendo Switch Lite Appear On Amazon (North America)

    Grab yours today!

    Earlier in the week, Nintendo revealed the latest addition to the Nintendo Switch family of systems. The gorgeous looking Coral Switch Lite will be launching in North America on 3rd April. If you're hoping to get your hands on one, you're in luck, as pre-orders for the new console have now gone live on Amazon. It has been listed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Hardware
    • North America
  • Watch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct February 2020 - Live!

    25 minutes of joy

    The time has finally arrived, folks! Animal Crossing: New Horizons is being treated to its very own Nintendo Direct today. We've been told to expect a roughly 25-minute livestream, featuring "an in-depth look at Nook Inc.’s Deserted Island Getaway Package." It kicks off at 6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm GMT / 3pm CET, so make sure to sit...

    • Live Chat
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • Video Digital Foundry Delivers Its Verdict On Witcher 3's Impressive Patch 3.6

    Stay sharp

    Saber Interactive's latest patch for The Witcher 3 dropped recently and brings new visual options and improvements to the table. The game was already a technically impressive feat on Switch, but the new patch adds a host of visual options in addition to cross-save functionality with the Steam and GOG PC version of the game. Our lovely...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Witcher 3
    • Digital Foundry
  • News Gorgeous JRPG Ara Fell: Enhanced Edition Is Coming To Switch Next Month

    Will it scratch that Secret of Mana itch?

    Stegosoft Games is bringing its JRPG Ara Fell: Enhanced Edition to Switch on March 26th, with Dangen Entertainment handling the publishing duties. Originally released on Steam back in 2016, this version will boast a host of upgrades and enhancements, including an overhauled UI, fresh character classes and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Take Part In Pokémon Sword And Shield's February Challenge To Get A Ball Guy T-Shirt

    Registration now open!

    Registrations for Pokémon Sword and Shield's 2020 International Challenge February competition are now open, and fans of the one and only Ball Guy will definitely want to take part. This online competition will have Trainers from all around the world battling it out with the same ruleset as the official 2020 Pokémon Video...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Cyberpunk RPG Disjunction And Steampunk Adventure Gestalt: Steam & Cinder Revealed For Switch

    Both launching this year

    Video game publisher Sold Out has today announced two new titles for Nintendo Switch: a cyberpunk stealth-action RPG called Disjunction, and steampunk action-adventure, Gestalt: Steam & Cinder. We've got all the details you need on both games below, so let's get stuck in, shall we? Disjunction Release: Summer 2020...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Inbento Combines Food, Puzzles And Cute Cats, And It's Coming To Switch Next Month

    With more than 100 levels to beat

    Next month sees the launch of inbento on Nintendo Switch, a cute little puzzle game featuring two of our favourite things: cats and food. A refreshingly chilled out affair, inbento is inspired by Japanese minimalism and bento cuisine, having players prepare tasty dishes in puzzle form. It's said to tell a "wordless...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Japanese Charts Switch Lite Sales Soar As Coronavirus Impacts Original Model Production

    Hatsune Miku debuts at number one

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 10th - 16th February, revealing that the original Nintendo Switch model has been significantly impacted by the coronavirus, as warned by Nintendo. Before we get into hardware sales, let's take our usual look at the software chart. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Nintendo Pulls Animal Crossing: New Horizons Trailer Showing Unannounced Gameplay Features

    Jumping the gun?

    Nintendo released a new trailer for Animal Crossing: New Horizons that shows custom item designs and the game's clothing UI – and then pulled it from YouTube. Thankfully, it has since been re-uploaded on a variety of sites, so you can see what the fuss is all about. The 15-second clip is mostly stuff we already know, but it does...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 2 Will Make You Feel Like James Bond

    And Deadpool is coming along for the ride, too

    Fortnite Chapter 2's second season is about to start, and Epic Games has just released two trailers showing what it will all be about. Dubbed 'Top Secret', this new season is all about tuxedo-wearing spies and supervillains. And naturally, we'll be getting new skins, too; Secret Agent Peely is shown...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
  • Gallery Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Playable Characters - Full Roster

    Plus how they compare to their live-action counterparts

    Update 3: Now includes Shadow of Doom DLC Fantastic Four characters - Mr Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and The Thing. Update 2: Now includes Rise of the Phoenix DLC X-Men characters - Cable, Iceman, Gambit and Phoenix. Update: Now includes unlockable and DLC Curse of the Vampire...

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    • MCU
    • Gallery
    • Features
    • Guides
  • Guide Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour Times And Mystery Bonus Hour Times: This Week's Featured Pokémon And Mystery Bonus - 20th February

    Spotlight Hour Pokémon and Mystery Bonus Hour details, as we get them

    The Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour and Mystery Bonus Hour are two new events introduced by Niantic, the makers of the mobile game. Every week for an hour on a Tuesday and Thursday evening (currently 6pm - 7pm local time), a specific surprise Pokémon will appear more frequently in...

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    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
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  • Random The Game Boy Advance Title Metroid Fusion Is Being Recreated In Minecraft

    The crossover nobody expected

    Minecraft might be more than a decade old now, but somehow the game's community continues to surprise us. While there's been entire calculators and computers recreated within the game before, a Reddit user by the name of Nyubug has now decided to recreate the Game Boy Advance title Metroid Fusion in the base version of...

    • Random
    • Metroid
    • Minecraft
  • News Activision Reveals The Final Grand Prix For Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

    Emperor Velo joins the race

    Last weekend, Activision revealed its next Grand Prix for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled would be the final one. Now, in its latest blog post, Beenox has revealed what exactly we can expect from this event. This grand finale adds the new track, Drive-Thru Danger, three new karts (the Void Manta, Velo Chopper, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
    • Activision
  • News Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3's Fantastic Four DLC Launches On 26th March

    Doctor Doom awaits

    More than six months after the release of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, the game is still receiving additional updates and DLC. The third pack focuses on the Fantastic Four as they unite with the rest of the Marvel crew to take down Doctor Doom. Nintendo has now revealed this next pack will launch on 26th March. In...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Marvel
  • Video Ranking Every Animal Crossing: New Horizons Pre-Order Bonus

    The ultimate tier list

    As we get closer to the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, more pre-order bonuses for the anticipated release are being announced. In an attempt to work out which is the best deal for you, our American-based video producer Zion Grassl has decided to rank each one. The above video covers every Animal Crossing: New...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Animal Crossing
    • Merchandise
  • News Yacht Club Games Is Broadcasting Its Second Official Video Presentation Next Week

    "a boatload of new updates and announcements"

    Yacht Club Games recently wrapped up the development of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove after five years. This seemingly ever-expanding game went out on a high note with the release of King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown. So, what's next for the talented developer now that this project is complete?...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Yacht Club Games

Wednesday19th Feb 2020

  • News No Smash Ultimate DLC Expected Beyond Fighters Pass 2, No Future Smash Games Planned

    The future's a mystery

    The latest Famitsu column written by Super Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai has leaked online, with early tidbits revealing a number of details about the future of the series. With thanks to translations by @PushDustIn, we can see that the six additional fighters planned to release in the form of Super Smash Bros

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Masahiro Sakurai
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Might Contain In-Game Purchases

    The ESRB rating has been updated again

    Update 3 - Wed 19th Feb, 2020 04:45 GMT: And it's back - yes, after briefly disappearing from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons web page, the reference to "in-game purchases" has now returned. Very odd, indeed. Thanks again to CodyMKW for the heads up. Update 2 - Thu 13th Feb, 2020 05:41 GMT: The reference to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Animal Crossing
    • North America
  • Gallery The Witcher 3 Looks Stunning On Switch Thanks To Its Latest Update

    Crispiness all round

    A while ago, data miners and other whizzy-types found options in the Switch version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition, and were surprised with how much of the blurriness was able to be removed with little to no effort. Well now with

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
    • The Witcher
    • Witcher 3
  • Reminder Four Classic SNES And NES Games Have Launched On Switch Today

    Two for each system

    Just in case you'd forgotten what with all the sudden Animal Crossing Direct excitement, today sees the launch of four new games on Nintendo Switch Online's NES and SNES apps. Pop'n Twinbee and Smash Tennis have now joined

    • Nintendo Switch
    • SNES
    • NES
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide Confirms Museum's Return

    Pre-order the book now!

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons is sure to be a wonderfully relaxing experience on Nintendo Switch, but it can be easy to feel a little lost - especially if you're new to the series. It seems help is at hand, though, as this new official companion guide looks set to teach you everything you need to know to have the best island...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Merchandise
  • News Nintendo Celebrates Gaming In The '90s With A Special Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

    Starts later this week

    Following on from last week's Cuphead spirit event, this weekend Nintendo is hosting a 1990s tournament in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. As you might have guessed, it celebrates iconic video game characters and games from this era. This includes Sonic the Hedgehog, the Pokémon series, Final Fantasy VII, Yoshi,

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • News PlatinumGames Will Share A "Major" Announcement Next Week

    So what will it be?

    According to this week's issue of Japanese magazine, Famitsu, PlatinumGames will be sharing a "major" announcement in a future issue set to release on 27th February. No further details have been shared in this tease, but you might remember that the Bayonetta and Wonderful 101 developer launched a mysterious 'Platinum4' website...

    • PlatinumGames
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Witcher 3 Switch Dev Saber Interactive Snapped Up By THQ Nordic Parent Company

    In a deal worth up to $525m

    Embracer Group, the parent company of THQ Nordic, has bought Saber Interactive, the development studio behind Switch ports of games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Vampyr. The deal consists of an initial $150m fee with a maximum earn-out of $375m, depending on the fulfilment of agreed milestones. It also means that...

    • Saber Interactive
    • THQ Nordic
    • Industry
  • Review Pop'n TwinBee - Konami's Colourful 16-Bit Shmup Shines With Couple Mode Co-op

    Colour me glad

    The TwinBee series enjoyed relative success in Japan throughout the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Pop’n Twinbee was the sixth game in the series, and the last proper shoot ‘em up entry before Konami took it in a different direction with things like spin-off platformer Rainbow Bell Adventures. Because it was never released in...

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    • SNES
    • Retro
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News It Looks Like Cooking Mama: Cookstar Will Be Released On The Switch Next Month

    Mama knows best

    A trailer uploaded on ahead of schedule on the Dutch game store website, Nedgame, appears to have leaked the release window of Cooking Mama: Cookstar. According to the video, the game releases this March on the Nintendo Switch and will be available for US$39.99 (or the regional equivalent). If you're not familiar with the Cooking...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Cooking Mama
  • News Rare Developer Elaborates On Conker's 'Tonal Shift' From Twelve Tales To Bad Fur Day

    From the mouth of The Great Mighty Poo himself

    As many Nintendo fans from the N64 era already know, the foul-mouthed and filthy Conker's Bad Fur Day began life as a cutesy platformer before changing lanes and becoming an over-18-only affair full of innuendo, naughty words and wee. Plenty of titbits related the game have come to light over the years...

    • Rare
    • Nintendo 64
    • Retro
    • Conker
  • News Atlus Reveals Video Recording Guidelines For Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers

    No joking around

    One of the best ways to promote a video game to the masses nowadays is via live streams and video recordings. Not every company is necessarily a fan of this, though. In the past, we've seen developers like Arc System Works enforce streaming guidelines, in an attempt to reduce the number of spoilers, and now Atlus has shared its own...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Persona
    • Atlus
  • Feature Warface Producer On Switch Port Parity, Crossplay And The Element Of Surprise

    "We experimented with a lot of different launch tactics"

    One of the joys of Switch is the sheer variety of games available on the platform. The breadth of experiences across genres and the frequency of releases has made the last three years exciting ones for Switch owners, with many surprises popping up along the way. Earlier this week online...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Warface
  • News Warface Dev Sees The "Lack Of Online Shooters" On Switch As A Huge Opportunity

    "We know this market really well"

    Yesterday, we got a rather big surprise when My.Games released its popular free-to-play FPS Warface on the Switch. Interestingly, the game is actually the first Switch release to be powered by the CryEngine – or at least a heavily modified version of it. In a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz, the company's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Dangerous Driving 2 Brings Split-Screen Open World Exploration To Switch This Year

    Burnout fans, take note

    British indie studio Three Fields Entertainment has revealed that its upcoming arcade racer, Dangerous Driving 2, will be launching on Nintendo Switch in "Holiday 2020". The game, which is unsurprisingly a sequel to last year's Dangerous Driving, is described as "the arcade racer for everyone", with a driving gameplay style...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Halo Infinite Co-Developer To Launch Cinematic Platformer Stela On Switch Next Month

    Making its way from Xbox One

    The folks over at SkyBox Labs might be hard at work helping with development on the upcoming Halo Infinite, but they're also preparing to launch the studio's recent platformer, Stela, on Nintendo Switch. The game is described as a "cinematic platformer", telling the story of a young woman witnessing the final days of a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Feast Your Eyes On The Official Japanese Zelda: Link's Awakening Soundtrack

    Be still our (last) beating heart!

    Over in the West we don't tend to enjoy as many video game soundtrack releases as lucky Japanese gamers do, although there's always the option to import something particularly special. Well, a candidate has just turned up for pre-order in the form of the absolutely love OST set for The Legend of Zelda: Link's...

    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Links Awakening
    • Japan
    • Soundtrack
  • News Get Deck-Building In One Step From Eden, A Roguelike Real-Time Hybrid Arriving In March

    Would you Adam and Eve it?

    If you're a fan of deck-builders, roguelikes, real-time strategy or bullet hell action, there's a game for you on its way to Switch soon. Going by the name of One Step From Eden, it looks to combine strategy with frantic real-time action and it's dropping on Switch eShop on 26th March. Ticking off genre buzzwords like a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News King Lucas Is A Platformer Inspired By Retro Classics, And It's Out On Switch This Week

    With more than 1,000 rooms to explore

    Launching later this week on Nintendo Switch is King Lucas, a cartoony platformer inspired by the gameplay of 8 and 16-bit classics. Said to also feature "touches of adventure and Metroidvania", the game has players fulfiling missions ordered by King Lucas and the curious inhabitants of Sausan’s castle...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Cyberpunk Action Platformer Aeon Drive Revealed For 'PC and Consoles'

    Pixel art = Switch release, no?

    Dutch developer 2Awesome Studio has lifted the lid on an upcoming 2D platformer by the name of Aeon Drive. Revealed in an 'alpha' state in the trailer above, the game hasn't been confirmed for Switch just yet but its predecessor Dimension Drive released on Nintendo's console back in 2017 and given the game's pixel...

    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Brief Battles - A Well-Designed Pair, Though You'll Have To Share

    Choose Your Underwearriors!

    Juicy Cupcakes' Brief Battles sees you and up to three pals go head to head in a variety of butt-based competitive and co-op duels using powers gleaned from magical pairs of pants. You'll bound around its arenas, clinging to walls and ceilings, jumping through portals, fending off all manner of weird alien beasties and...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Brief Battles
  • News Switch Is Getting A New Relaxing Puzzler Tomorrow, And It Only Costs $2

    'Lines XL'

    If you're in the market for a new, relaxing puzzle game, Lines XL might just be the ideal solution. The game's launching on Switch tomorrow, 20th February, offering up 500 brain-teasing Numberlink puzzles to keep you busy. You have to find paths to connect numbered tiles in a grid, and the whole thing has a nice, colourful, relaxing vibe...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of New Champions Story Mode Details Revealed Alongside New Trailer

    "Epic matches" await

    A brand new trailer has been released for the upcoming soccer anime title Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of New Champions, set to launch on Nintendo Switch later this year. It gives us our first proper look at the game's story mode, which is especially helpful for those who aren't familiar with the manga the game is based upon. You can...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News NIS America Is Running A Reverse Cover Contest For Little Town Hero, Voting Now Open

    The 'Big Idea Edition' arrives this June

    In January, we found out Game Freak's Little Town Hero would be receiving a physical release on the Nintendo Switch this spring. Now, it's been confirmed the 'Big Idea Edition' will launch on 2nd June in North America, on 5th June in Europe, and on 12th June in Oceania. That's not all, though. As part of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • NIS America
    • Game Freak

Tuesday18th Feb 2020

  • News Saber Interactive Removes All References From Social Media About Its Next Witcher 3 Update

    Update: The patch roll out has begun

    Update 2: The full patch notes have now been released and the update should now be available for all users. Update - Tue 18th Feb, 2020 03:30 GMT: After removing its "worth the wait" comments on its official VK social Media page, Saber's patch for the Switch version of

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • The Witcher 3
    • Saber Interactive
  • News Production Of The Animal Crossing Switch Bundle Has Been Affected By The Coronavirus

    Update: New Japanese pre-order date confirmed

    Update (Tue 18th Feb, 2020 11:00 GMT): Following on from the news that the coronavirus outbreak had impacted the production and pre-order dates for the Animal Crossing-themed Switch console in Japan, Nintendo has now confirmed a new reservation date for those looking to get their hands on one...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Japan
  • News Surprise! First-Person Shooter Warface Is Now Available On Switch For Free

    Update: New details and screens

    Update: Warface is now available on Nintendo Switch worldwide. We've updated this article with more information on the Switch version of the game, a new trailer, and added some Switch-specific screenshots. Original Article: MY.GAMES' popular first-person shooter game Warface has appeared on the Nintendo Switch...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News A Gorgeous Coral Switch Lite Is Releasing On Animal Crossing: New Horizons Day

    Update: Confirmed for NA and Japan

    Update: The new Coral Switch Lite has now also been confirmed for release in North America! It'll arrive slightly later than in Japan, on 3rd April. Original Article: Nintendo has revealed that a lovely Coral Nintendo Switch Lite system is headed our way in just over a month's time. The new colour will join...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Hardware
  • News Atlus Understands The Desire For A Persona 5 Switch Port, Tells Fans To Remain Hopeful

    "let us know"

    Last week, Atlus said its recent survey asking about the games it should port to the Nintendo Switch had exceeded expectations. This followed, with the discovery Catherine: Full Body had been rated for the hybrid platform in South Korea. Since then, there have been even more requests for Atlus to bring Persona 5 to the Swi

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Atlus
    • Persona
  • News Animal Crossing Direct Announced for 20th February

    A whopping 25 minutes of Deserted Island news

    Our prayers have finally been answered as Nintendo has just announced that an Animal Crossing: New Horizons themed Nintendo Direct will be airing on 20th February. This announcement comes to us through Nintendo's Twitter account. Details are scarce, but we do know that this will be a "25-minute...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
  • Talking Point Is Nintendo Switch Online Good Value Compared To PlayStation Plus And Xbox Live Gold?

    How does Switch Online compare to its rivals?

    It's been nearly a year and a half since Nintendo Switch Online was belatedly introduced on Switch and in that time Nintendo has been slowly and surely adding to the value of the service. The growing catalogue of retro classics added to the NES and Super NES game libraries is an obvious highlight, and...

    • Features
    • Poll
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Talking Point
  • News The Witcher 3 Now Lets You Save Across PC And Switch, Version 3.6 Patch Notes Revealed

    And new graphical settings

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Complete Edition has officially received its highly anticipated Version 3.6 update on Nintendo Switch, despite all of the confusion that's been circulating over the last day or so. The update appears to have been steadily rolling out to users throughout the day (so don't worry if you still...

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  • News Super Rare Games Has 18 Switch Games In The Works, And 'Secret Projects' Too

    "Something completely separate from what we are doing"

    It has been nearly two years since Super Rare Games arrived on the limited print physical scene and in that time it has put out a large number of Switch games on those deliciously bitter little cartridges. In an upcoming interview with Nintendo Life, company overseer George Perkins reveals that...

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    • Nindies
  • News Claude From Fire Emblem: Three Houses Cosplays As Claude From Fire Emblem: Three Houses

    Who better?

    The art of cosplaying as your favourite gaming characters appears to be more popular than ever at the moment, but we doubt there are many who can say that they've cosplayed as themselves. Joe Zieja, voice actor of Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Golden Deer leader Claude, has shared a couple of images to his personal Twitter account...

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  • News Battle Axe, A Retro-Inspired Arcade Adventure, Passes Its Switch Kickstarter Goal

    Update: Over £45,600 raised so far with 9 days remaining

    Update: Battle Axe is officially Switch-bound as the Kickstarter campaign has reached that particular stretch goal. It has raised over £45,600 at the time of writing. 9 days of funding time remain. Original Story [Wed 29th Jan, 2020 13:00 GMT]: Yesterday we saw a rather tasty looking...

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  • Review Smash Tennis - One Of The Best Sports Games Of The 16-Bit Era

    A stroke of genius

    There have been plenty of underrated games over the years, but every now and then you get an entire series that hasn’t enjoyed the level of success and attention it deserves. That’s the case with Namco’s Smash Court Tennis franchise, which has consistently served up (ahem) some top-quality arcade-style tennis action, but –...

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  • Reminder Nintendo's Wireless SNES Controllers Are Back In Stock (North America)

    Get 'em while you still can

    Arguably the best way to experience Nintendo's SNES library on the Switch is with one of the original controllers. Unfortunately, getting hold of one within North America in recent times has been quite tough due to ongoing demand. Now, though, after an update last week, the wireless Super Nintendo controllers designed...

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  • News Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Gets Rated In Australia

    The caravan is on the way

    Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition was due to arrive on 23rd January until Square Enix decided to push the game back to summer 2020. The reason behind this decision was so the development team could make some final adjustments to the game, to ensure it was the best experience possible. If you've been...

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  • News New Footage Of Blizzard's Axed Third-Person Shooter StarCraft: Ghost Surfaces Online

    Originally announced for GameCube, Xbox and PS2

    During the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and original Xbox generation in 2002, Blizzard was working on an all-format third-person shooter known as Starcraft: Ghost. The game experienced a bumpy development cycle and the GameCube version was cancelled in 2004. This followed with the project being completely...

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  • News Episode Two Of Pokémon: Twilight Wings Is Now Available To Watch Online

    Update: English version now live

    Update: As promised, we've updated this article with the English version which is now live. Make sure to give it a watch above. The second episode of the Pokémon: Twilight Wings online 'capsule' series has now gone live. Set in the Galar region and directed by Shingo Yamashita, the self-contained series focuses...

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  • Video The Latest Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Switch Trailer Shows Off Fresh Gameplay

    Cutscenes, dungeons and more

    Yet another trailer has dropped for the upcoming Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX on Nintendo Switch, and this time we're treated to a closer look at the gameplay we can expect to enjoy. The clip shows off some of the questions you'll answer at the beginning of your journey to see which Pokémon you'll become,...

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  • Review Code: Realize Guardian of Rebirth - A Steampunk Visual Novel With A Literary Twist

    Steampunk Hunks

    Code: Realize Guardian of Rebirth is an Otome visual novel originally released for the PlayStation Vita back in 2015 that sees you assume the role of Cardia, a mysterious young lady with a serious case of amnesia who's been shut off from the world and is living her life in a strange abandoned mansion at the behest of her elusive...

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  • News Eerie 3D Platformer Pumpkin Jack Will Haunt Your Switch Next Halloween

    "Comically creepy"

    Today, indie publisher Headup has revealed Pumpkin Jack for Nintendo Switch, a "comically creepy" 3D platformer. The game, developed by Nicolas Meyssonnier, has players taking part in a battle of good against evil, jumping, dodging, and carving their way through challenging enemies and puzzles. It's been developed using Unreal...

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  • News A New Fox Emerges On Switch This Spring In Explorative Adventure Spirit Of The North

    You know you're a cute little heartbreaker

    Following its PS4 launch last year, Infuse Studio's indie adventure Spirit of the North will be making the leap to Nintendo's Switch in the spring, according to publisher Merge Games. If you missed it in the flood of games last November, the game is a third-person single-player adventure that has you...

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  • News We've Had Shovel Knight On Switch, Now It's Time For Bucket Knight

    A run-and-gun platformer

    Launching next week on Nintendo Switch is Bucket Knight, a run-and-gun platformer featuring familiar retro vibes. The game has players helping a brave knight in his mission to find the Holy Grail - and make a load of money while doing it. You'll be exploring dungeons and avoiding traps, all while trying to stay alive and...

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  • Video Fast-Paced 3D Platformer Cyber Hook Gets A New Action-Packed Trailer

    Parkour with a grappling hook

    A brand new trailer has appeared for Cyber Hook, a 3D platformer that's set to blast onto Nintendo Switch later this year. If you haven't heard about this one before, the game is a fast-paced take on 3D platforming which has you using a grappling hook to pull off parkour-like movements. You'll need to scale and ride...

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Monday17th Feb 2020

  • Rumour It Looks Like Luke Skywalker Could Be Joining The Cast Of Netflix's Witcher Series

    Or "Mark Hamill", as he is also known

    Mark Hamill is an astonishingly talented actor, both in the realm of live-action movies and animated features. His career stretches back decades and he has contributed to productions such as Batman: The Killing Joke, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Kingsman: The Secret Service and...

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    • The Witcher
  • News Leading Smash Bros. Player Calls Out Nintendo For "Not Putting Resources Into The Scene"

    "This is the step that you're missing"

    Super Smash Bros. is one of Nintendo's most popular franchises, and has sold millions of copies over the decades. Its popularity has resulted in an active and vibrant competitive scene, but it's one that has so far struggled to gain parity with other titles in the realm of eSports, such as Fortnite and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Reminder Warner Bros.' Nintendo Switch Sale Ends Today, Up To 75% Off (North America)

    Here's your last chance

    Update (Mon 17th Feb, 2020): As a reminder, today is the final day of WB Games' sale on the Nintendo Switch eShop. We've got all the deals available for you below, so take a look and grab them while you still have the chance. Original Article (Tue 11th Feb, 2020 16:30 GMT): WB Games is currently hosting a very welcome sale...

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    • Sales
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  • Review Darksiders Genesis - Thrillingly Visceral Action Tempered Slightly By Performance Woes

    Cores of War

    Darksiders Genesis continues the series' penchant for switching up its central gameplay style and influences, this time settling on a Diablo-esque camera angle for its hack-and-slash antics. At first glance, it may seem far removed from the third-person romps that make up the rest of the franchise, but, rest assured, once you jump in...

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  • News Metroid Prime 4 Dev Retro Studios Hires Super Lucky's Tale And Crysis 3 Designers

    The team is growing and growing

    Retro Studios has hired another pair of talented designers as it continues to work on Nintendo's Metroid Prime 4, according to a new report. VGC says that Mark Capers, previously of New Super Lucky's Tale developer

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  • News Get Game Boy Classic Zelda: Link's Awakening DX For Less Than £3 With My Nintendo (Europe)

    Just £2.69 / 2.99€

    If you enjoyed the recent The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remake on Switch and wanted to get a taste of the original material, the European My Nintendo rewards scheme currently has the perfect deal for you. Right now, you can go ahead and download The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX on 3DS for just £2.69 / 2.99€...

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  • News Switch Version Of Two Point Hospital Was The Most Requested Port, Says Studio Boss

    "I'm really pleased with it"

    Ever since Theme Hospital spiritual successor Two Point Hospital was first released in 2018, Nintendo fans have been clamouring for Switch port – and next week, we're finally going to get one. We were lucky enough to sit down with Two Point Studios co-founder Gary Carr – who worked on Theme Hospital way back in the...

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  • News Modder Recreates Super Mario Sunshine Inside Super Mario 64's Engine

    Super Mario Sunshine 64

    What would happen if you combined the graphics, style and input of the wonderful Super Mario 64 with the gameplay of the equally wonderful (yes, we said it) Super Mario Sunshine? Well, probably something like this. Modder Kaze Emanuar has released a new Super Mario 64 mod which plays out as a miniature version of GameCube's...

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    • GameCube
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  • News New Report Claims Coronavirus Will Cause Switch Shortages In The US And Europe

    Despite Nintendo's reassurances

    Europe and the US could see Nintendo Switch stock shortages as soon as April due to the coronavirus outbreak, a new report claims. According to Bloomberg, which cites "people with knowledge of [Nintendo's] supply chain" as its source, the company is "likely" to struggle to keep up with Switch stock demands in western...

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  • News Switch Online Subscribers Will Soon Be Able To Play Dead Cells For Free In Japan

    Following in Fire Emblem Warriors' footsteps

    Starting later this month, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers in Japan will be able to check out and complete Dead Cells at no extra cost as part of a new offer. The promotion is the latest in a new(ish) trend from Nintendo, where Online subscribers can play entire games for free for a limited time. Last...

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  • Guide Check Out The Best Fan-Made Animal Crossing Merch On Etsy

    Crazy Redd approved

    What's that? There's a new Animal Crossing game coming to Switch in March, you say? Jeepers creepers, how did I miss that news, macmoo?! Yes, as we're sure practically anybody who's ever played a Nintendo console knows by now, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is coming to Switch soon. In the run up to release we've seen a host of...

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  • Video This 20,000+ Domino Piranha Plant Is Hugely Satisfying To Watch

    An amazing effort

    There aren't many things as satisfying as the sight of thousands of dominos falling exactly as planned, and there aren't many botanical gaming characters quite as iconic as Super Mario's Piranha Plant. There also aren't that many ways to begin an article discussing a video showing off those exact two things, so here we are. Yes,...

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  • News Tactical Soccer Game Ganbare! Super Strikers Kicks Off On Switch This Month

    Update: Release date confirmed

    Update (Mon 17th Feb, 2020 11:00 GMT): Ratalaika Games has now shared the exact release date for Ganbare! Super Strikers on Nintendo Switch. You'll be able to get your hands on it from 28th February for $9.99 / 9.99€. Original Article (Mon 3rd Feb, 2020 11:15 GMT): Ratalaika Games has revealed that Ganbare! Super...

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  • News The Man Behind The NES And SNES Is Holding A UK Talk Next Week

    Masayuki Uemura will discuss his career with Nintendo R&D2

    Masayuki Uemura – the legend behind such iconic Nintendo hardware as the NES / Famicom, SNES / Super Famicom and Zapper and one of the most important people in the history of the Kyoto company – will be in the UK next week to hold an exclusive talk about his career. Taking place on...

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  • UK Charts Mario Kart And Luigi Remain In Top Ten But Can't Compete With PS4 Favourites

    Ring Fit Adventure falls to 30th

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 15th February, revealing that it hasn't been the best of weeks for Nintendo software. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Luigi's Mansion 3 are the only Nintendo exclusives to make it into the top ten this week, as Ring Fit Adventure sees a mighty fall from fourth to 30th place. The...

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    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Overwatch And Diablo Animated Series Are In Development

    Getting animated

    Following the success of series like Castlevania, it would seem that many video game publishers are looking for ways to leverage their catalogue of IP in the realm of streaming TV shows – and Blizzard appears to be the next in line. Thanks to the

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    • Netflix
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  • News MouseCraft Will Bring A Blend Of Tetris And Lemmings To Switch Next Week

    80 levels to explore

    Launching for Nintendo Switch next week is MouseCraft, a game that's said to act as a blend of Tetris and Lemmings. Described as an 'A-to-B' puzzle game, MouseCraft has players helping a crazy cat scientist called Schrödinger to complete his very own mysterious, mice-powered invention. You'll need to pile up Tetromino bricks...

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  • News Co-Op Gravity Puzzler Ibb & Obb Is Coming To Switch Next Month

    Pre-purchase now live

    Quicky co-op puzzler ibb & obb is set to jump (and fall) onto a Nintendo Switch near you next month. Designed for two players, the game is set in a world where gravity pulls you both down and up. You and your friend must work together to figure out each section's puzzles and manage your way around each level to progress...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Where To Buy Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop Credit

    Buy Japan-exclusive eShop games

    If the huge number of amazing indie games hitting the Nintendo Switch eShop every week isn't enough for you, there are also a host of games on the Japanese eShop that you can also access on your Switch. One of the great things about the Nintendo Switch eShop is that you can create additional accounts to enable you to...

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Sunday16th Feb 2020

  • 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, with even the 'lesser' ones still being really rather good. Many remain fixed as among the very best games on the consoles that parented them, so ranking them is...

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019

    The best games from Switch's third year

    2019 was a fantastic year for Nintendo Switch owners, with a stellar lineup from the platform holder itself joined by a near-endless stream of brilliant third party games; finding the time to play them all was by far the biggest problem facing Switch or Switch Lite gamers. Nintendo's console got off to a...

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

    Epic about turn

    Last 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. For...

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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 nearly three 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 – and we went...

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  • Guide Every Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controller

    The Joy of Joy-Con

    One of the most wonderful things about the Nintendo Switch is the modular design, which allows you to remove your old boring Joy-Con controllers and slide in some new colourful ones to show the world how individual you are. There's quite a variety of different colours of Joy-Con available now (there are now over 250 possible...

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  • News Catherine: Full Body And XCOM 2 Collection Rated For The Nintendo Switch In South Korea

    It looks like more third-party support is on the way

    A number of third-party titles for Switch are often leaked via classification boards ahead of their official announcements, and now it looks like two more have been spotted. Following on from various listings such as Metro Redux and the Bioshock Collection, Catherine: Full Body and the XCOM 2...

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    • South Korea
    • Atlus
    • 2K
  • News Pokémon Home Gifts Users Poké Ball-Coloured Magearna, But It's Not Appearing For Everyone

    The reward for completing the National Pokédex

    Smooth launches for online services and video games rarely happen nowadays, so it's no surprise to hear Pokémon Home – the new mobile and Nintendo Switch app compatible with Sword and Shield, Let's Go, Pokémon Bank and eventually

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  • Video The Limited Edition Game That Costs More Than A Nintendo Switch

    We're talking about Darksiders Genesis Nephilim Edition

    To celebrate the arrival of Darksiders Genesis on the Nintendo Switch this month, THQ Nordic decided to send our lovely senior video producer Alex Olney the rather large Nephilim Edition of the game. You know, the one that's limited to 5,000 units. Surprisingly, it's not even the

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  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Animal Crossing: New Horizons On Nintendo Switch

    Games and hardware bundles included!

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons hits Switch on March 20th, and promises to totally and utterly take over your life, just as previous entries in the series have done. If you're all pumped up about blowing all your Bells in this new Switch life-sim, then you'll want to make sure you get your pre-order in sooner...

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  • News Sonic Movie Speeds Towards $65 Million In Its North American Opening Weekend

    Banking the big bucks, fast

    After nearly 30 years, Sega's long-time mascot Sonic the Hedgehog has finally made his big-screen debut. The reviews are in, and while mainstream critics aren't so fond of the film, the blue blur's action-adventure outing starring Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, and James Marsden has received a lot of positive feedback from the...

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    • Movie
    • North America
    • Paramount
  • Review Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate - An Iterative Update For Hardcore Fans Only

    Quantity over quality?

    Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate is here, and it brings with it a host of additions to the vanilla version of the game, adding some much-needed replayability via a brand new Infinity mode, seven new characters, tweaked gameplay mechanics, a slightly refined UI and beefed-up story. It's all pretty much as you'd expect if you're a fan...

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  • Video Our Spoiler-Filled Thoughts About The Sonic Movie And Why We Loved It So Much

    A must see for fans

    As you've no doubt heard by now, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is officially out in cinemas. It's already estimated to have banked $65 million in North America on its opening weekend and fan feedback so far has been generally positive. If you're still on the fence about it or haven't got around to seeing it yet for whatever...

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  • News Katana Zero Free DLC Still In Development And It's Now "3x The Original Planned Size"

    Worth the wait

    Despite having some classification issues in Australia around the time of its release, the 2D side-scrolling slash 'em up Katana Zero was one of the standout indie titles of the past year. When it arrived on the Switch in April 2019, we praised its tough hair-raising action sequences, gripping narrative, and impeccable sense of style...

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  • Poll Box Art Brawl #30 - Quest 64 / Holy Magic Century

    Holy magic century, Batman!

    Bienvenido, benvenuta, أهلا بك, bienvenue, willkommen, 欢迎, bem-vinda, ようこそ, and welcome to Box Art Brawl, the series where you vote on the best box art from regional variants of the same game. Last week we watched ISS 64 as it engaged in a rare three-way football match. After a tense 90 minutes Europe...

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  • Mini Review Tilt Pack - An Accessible Yet Shallow Arena Brawler

    Smash Bros. stripped to its bones

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is undeniably brilliant, but there's a fundamental disconnect at the heart of it. Despite its bright, inviting presentation, the series has traded its knock-about couch co-op appeal for an increasingly technical fighting system and reams of esoteric fan service. Don't agree? Start a game...

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Saturday15th Feb 2020

  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Couch Co-Op Games

    Updated with Knights and Bikes

    While there's a great many different types of gaming experiences available on Switch, the chances are that couch co-op games were a big part of the reason you bought Nintendo's hybrid console. After all, the Switch is tailor-made for those experiences thanks to its Joy-Con controllers, which double up as two separate...

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    • Best Games
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch RPGs

    Our round-up of the best RPGs on Switch

    It's nearly three years since Nintendo Switch launched and in that time the console has collected a huge number of quality titles across almost every category, and the RPG genre is certainly no exception. The following is a selection of the console's essential role-playing games - in no particular order -...

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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 2D Platformers

    Jump around

    With so many excellent platformers available on Switch, picking something out from the overwhelming selection can be hard. The platforming genre has a very strong pedigree on Nintendo systems going all the way back to the original Super Mario Bros. on NES (which you can find on Switch along with its celebrated sequels via the Nintendo...

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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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    • Shmups
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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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    • Find and Evolve
  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield - How To Get A Foreign Language Ditto

    And how to tell if yours is foreign

    Ditto is perhaps the most important Pokémon to have on your team if you're hoping to catch 'em all and get as many Shiny Pokémon as possible. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, using a foreign language Ditto is a great way to improve your chances of hatching a Shiny Pokémon, actually providing you with the best odds...

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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 Pokémon Sword And Shield - Best Ways To Catch And Breed Shiny Pokémon

    Eggs, Shiny Charm, Masuda Method and more

    If you're looking for more to do after beating the main game in Pokémon Sword and Shield, or if you're just fed up of seeing your friends brag about their latest Shiny Pokémon capture, you might want to get in on that Shiny catching action all for yourself. In this guide, we'll be covering everything you...

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  • Guide The Witcher 3 On Nintendo Switch - 10 Gameplay Settings To Check Out Before Starting

    Advice on options in The Witcher 3

    The Witcher 3 on Nintendo Switch comes with a lot of options that you can tweak -- and many of them can have a significant effect on your gameplay experience. In this guide, we're going to run through what we think are the settings that you should at least consider checking out before you start a new game. The...

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  • Guide Zelda Link's Awakening Walkthrough - Secret Seashell Map and Guide

    All 50 secret seashells, ordered by when they are first made available to you

    Use our guide to find all 50 secret seashells hidden on Koholint Island in the Nintendo Switch remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. We’ve produced a map and detailed instructions for each seashell, and we’ve also attempted to number them in the order that...

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  • Guide Nintendo Switch Online - Every NES And SNES Game Available

    Every game, including the SP versions!

    Nintendo Switch Online had a slow start, but with the introduction of SNES games, we're finally seeing an offering which justifies the asking price. Nintendo has been slowly but surely fleshing out the number of games available, and we've pulled together a complete list of all the titles you'll get when you...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Pokémon GO Type Chart - Effectiveness And Weakness For All 18 Types

    Find out which attacks are super effective in Pokémon GO and Pokémon Sword and Shield

    Since the very beginning the Pokémon series has depended on a delicate Rock-Paper-Scissors-style balance to its Pokémon battles. Type effectiveness is a key part of building an effective team in Pokémon GO or Pokémon Sword and Shield or any of the other...

    • Guide
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    • Pokemon Sword and Shield
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Family Games

    Fun for the whole family

    Switch is the perfect console for co-op multiplayer gaming and certainly goes down a treat at a party, but if you want to play games with your young kids, for example, it can be tough to find games that are fun for everyone involved. There's a world of difference between gaming with a 5-year-old and a 10-year-old, and we...

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  • News CoroCoro Reveals The Silhouette Of The Brand New Mythical Pokémon

    Update: The Pokémon Company shares a clearer image

    Update - Sat 15th Feb, 2020 11:00 GMT: Following on from yesterday's silhouette reveal, The Pokémon Company has now shared a much clearer image on Twitter. Keep in mind, the full reveal of this new 'mon will take place later this month on 27th February. @Pokemon - New Pokémon Discovered?!...

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    • CoroCoro
  • News The Next Grand Prix For Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Will Be The Last One

    But the race will continue on

    Over the past eight months, Beenox has released multiple seasonal updates for its popular racing title Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled – adding new characters, karts, and courses. In its latest blog update on the Activision website, the developer has announced CTR's next Grand Prix will be the final one. It’s...

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  • News Pokémon GO Players Contact Advertising Standards Over Hidden Safari Zone Ticket Costs

    Update: Niantic responds

    Update (Sat 15th Feb, 2020 12:30 GMT): In response to Pokémon GO players being left frustrated at misleading ticket prices (original story below), Niantic has shared an official statement. Ticket pricing has been adjusted to reflect the hidden costs, although no apology for or explanation behind the initial pricing has been...

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  • Review Knights And Bikes - A Zelda-Style Adventure That's Perfect For Couch Co-Op

    A Nessa-sary buy

    There are few things on this earth as expansive and wonder-filled as the imagination of a child, and there are few games that can communicate this concept as effectively as Knights and Bikes. The latest release from Foam Sword – a studio comprised of some ex-Media Molecule staff – manages to perfectly convey the carefree and...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 15th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    The end of yet another busy week is upon us, and after all the Pokémon Sword and Shield leak drama, news of more NES and SNES games, and review bomb shenanigans, it's time

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  • News Netflix Raises Hell With Castlevania's Season 3 Trailer

    "Evil never stays buried"

    After a false call by Netflix Nordic last November, earlier this week the third season of the animated adaptation of Castlevania was officially dated. It's arriving next month, on 5th March, and will reportedly be comprised of a total of 10 episodes. If the release date alone wasn't enough, Netflix has now shared its first...

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  • News Sega's 'Sonic Station Live!' Broadcast Starts Next Week On 20th February

    The first of its new monthly series

    To celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog in 2020, Sega is sharing special news on the 20th of each month. In March, it has an "announcement or two" prepared for a Sonic panel at SXSW 2020, and now in the latest update it's announced, 'Sonic Stati

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  • News PlatinumGames Open To Wonderful 101 Sequel, As Long As Fans Show Their Support

    By backing the remaster

    In the same interview with Nintendo Everything, prior to the reveal of The Wonderful 101: Remastered, PlatinumGames head Atsushi Inaba said the developer was open to a follow-up, provided fans showed their support for the remaster. In regards to a sequel or something, we can’t make one if there aren’t any fans for the...

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  • News Jet Set Radio Inspired Parkour Game Hover Is Receiving A PM Studios Physical Release

    Pre-order now to get a $5 discount

    Following on from the news the indie-hit World of Goo would receive a Super Rare Games physical release on the Switch, PM Studios has now announced a hard copy of Hover (formerly known as Hover: Revolt of Gamers) for the same hybrid platform. Pre-orders for

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  • Feature Cosmic Defenders Dev On Partnering With Natsume And Life As A Tokyo-Based Indie

    "Living in Japan has been an amazing experience"

    Last year Natsume announced details of a new Indie developer partnership program with 2D revolving shooter Cosmic Defenders (originally Cosmos Defenders) the first title scheduled for release this year. The game charges you with defending the universe from chaotic aliens who want to steal the Tree of...

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Friday14th Feb 2020

  • 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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  • Guide Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Games - Switch eShop Deals (US)

    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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  • News Google Opens Votes For Your Pokémon Of The Year, All 890 Included

    Update: Today's your last chance!

    Update (Fri 14th Feb, 2020 09:30 GMT): As a reminder, today is your last chance to vote for your Pokémon of the Year. You can find more details below if you missed our original story, and we'll make sure to update you with the winning Pokémon when they're announced. Original Article (Wed 5th Feb, 2020 13:30...

    • Pokemon
  • News Funko Is Releasing An Entire Set Of Eevee Evolution Pokémon Toys

    Figures to launch each month

    Just in case the bajillion Pokémon Funko Pops weren't quite enough, The Pokémon Company has revealed that a whole new set of Eevee evolution toys is now headed our way, too. Called 'An Afternoon with Eevee & Friends', the set is a new series of collectable Funko figures which follow the previously released 'A Day...

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  • Guide Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Games - Switch eShop Deals (Europe)

    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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  • News Ubisoft Hosts Huge Switch eShop Sale, Get Up To 82% Off Top Games

    Across Europe and North America

    Ubisoft is hosting another publisher sale on the Nintendo Switch eShop, this time slashing the prices of plenty of its biggest and best games available on the platform. Highlights include the heavily discounted Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, and Rayman Legends - Definitive Edition, but...

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  • News Nintendo Shares A Single New Animal Crossing: New Horizons Screenshot

    We'll take it!

    The lack of an Animal Crossing: New Horizons-specific Direct presentation, or even any new info on the game at all, is slowly becoming a painful daily issue for the series' most dedicated fans. We don't go a day without seeing a decent number of Animal Crossing players pleading with Nintendo for something... Anything. Well, it...

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  • News News On Nintendo Switch SNES Controller Stock Expected This Month (North America)

    More on the way?

    Update (Fri 14th Feb, 2020 16:30 GMT): After reappearing online for a terrifyingly short amount of time towards the end of last month, the official SNES controller for Nintendo Switch has once again been completely out of stock for the last couple of weeks. If you missed out last time, you might want to keep an eye on Nintendo's...

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  • News Oculus VR Founder Claims He's Winning The Auction For The Nintendo PlayStation

    "I am on a quest to digitize and preserve the history of physical videogames"

    Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey is claiming to be the current high bidder for the mythical Nintendo Playstation console, which went up for auction this week. Bidding started at $31,000, but now stands at a whopping $350,000, and Lucky is claiming on social media

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  • News Switch Starts 2020 With A Bang By Being North America's Best-Selling Console

    But hardware and software spend is down year-on-year

    The NDP Group figures for January are in, and Switch has maintained its momentum from 2019 by being the United States' best-selling console for the first month of the new year. However, the total hardware spend in January 2020 declined 35 percent year-on-year, dropping to $129 million. According...

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  • News Stream Dragon Quest: Your Story Right Now On Netflix

    "Adapted from Dragon Quest V"

    Last month, we found out the CG-animated movie Dragon Quest: Your Story would be coming to the popular streaming service Netflix. If you've been looking forward to this one or need something to watch this Valentine's Day that isn't Sonic the Hedgehog, this might be of interest. Below is the synopsis and official...

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  • News Capcom's Third And Final Feature For Devil May Cry 3 On Switch Is Bloody Palace Local Co-Op

    Starring Dante and Vergil

    In the lead up to the release of Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition on the Nintendo Switch, the game's producer Matt Walker has been sharing videos about the brand new extra features in this latest iteration. Following on from the videos about style and weapon switching, Walker's now revealed players will be able to team up...

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  • Feature The Best Nintendo Switch Games For Lovers And Lonely Hearts

    Curl up with your Switch this Valentine's Day

    It's that time of year when love is more in the air - invigorating for those with Cupid's arrow embedded in their chest and sickening for anyone who finds themselves down in the dumps this Valentine's Day. Whether you're energised by the glories of love and affection or have had it up to your eyeballs...

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  • Review Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha - Great Games Shamed By Horrendous Input Lag

    Delayed reaction

    At face value, Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha is an excellent proposition – a collection of some of the most beloved shmups and arguably the best titles Psikyo ever produced. At the humble price of $39.99, the new owner of the Psikyo properties, City Connection, is offering four must own shmup titles and two solid STG at an average...

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  • News Monster-Battling "Love Letter" Kindred Fates Reaches Its Switch Stretch Goal On Kickstarter

    Watch out, Pokémon

    TemTem isn't the only Kickstarter project attempting to recreate the magic of Pokémon. Nope, there's another one by the name of Kindred Fates. In case you missed our original story, it's described by the developer Skymill Studios as a "love letter" to the open-world monster battling RPG genre. In the latest update, the...

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  • News Sonic The Hedgehog Is Now Available At The Build-A-Bear Workshop

    Meow?

    Sonic the Hedgehog has got a new look, and we're not just talking about his live-action movie redesign. At the end of last year, Sega of America announced a collection of merchandise to tie-in with the blue blur's big-screen debut. One of these items included a special Build-A-Bear Sonic. Now, as you can see above, it's been fully revealed...

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  • News Untitled Goose Game Grabs Game Of The Year At DICE 2020 Awards, Here Are All The Winners

    Nintendo takes several awards, too

    Overnight, the 2020 D.I.C.E. Awards (Design Innovate Communicate Entertain) took place with some of gaming's best titles being recognised for their tremendous achievements over the past year. Taking the most prized award of all - Game of the Year - was the one and only Untitled Goose Game. The honky little indie...

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    • Industry
  • News A Valentine's Event Is Now Live In Switch's Most Romantic Game, Mortal Kombat 11

    Love hurts

    In a few hours' time, on what will hopefully be a fine Valentine's Day evening, you might find your significant other turning to you to ask, "what would you like to do before bed, darling?" If you like, you could suggest a romantic night in with chocolates and a movie. Or, you could say, "I'd quite like to rip your head off in Mortal...

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  • News World Of Goo Is The Next Indie To Get A Physical Release On Switch

    The WiiWare hit returns

    If you're in the market for another physical indie game on Switch, you might want to pick up World of Goo, the latest to be treated to a lovely case and cartridge. This new release has arrived thanks to a partnership between Super Rare Games and Tomorrow Corporation, with pre-orders set to go live on 20th February. The game...

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  • Video Take A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Gorgeous Art Of Streets Of Rage 4

    Blazin'

    With Streets of Rage 4 still on course for its vague '2020' release date, developer DotEmu has dropped another in its series of behind-the-scenes videos about the game's development. The latest video (below) is a six-minute look at the game's art from Lizardcube's Ben Fiquet and Julian Hguyen You. Discussing how the pixel art of the

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  • News Later Daters Brings "Sexy Senior Dating Sim" Gameplay To Switch This April

    Is it hot in here?

    Canadian indie developer Bloom Digital Media has revealed that Later Daters, a "saucy old souls dating sim", is headed to Switch this April. The game has you rocking up as the newest resident at Ye OLDE, a retirement community seemingly full of ravenous elderly lovers. You'll be doing the tango with a cast of flirts and...

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  • News Terror Squid Looks Like An Absolute Bullet Hell Nightmare, In A Good Way

    Coming to Switch this spring

    Launching on Nintendo Switch this spring is Terror Squid, a score attack game with an intriguing, devilish twist. Said to be one of those games which are easy to understand but tricky to master, Terror Squid is an arcade-style affair where every enemy projectile actually comes from you. You see, as you move around, you...

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