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  • Deals Snag Yoshi's Crafted World For Under £40 And Get This Cute Little Egg Cartridge Case

    Adorable

    If you love Yoshi as much as we do (we'll ignore his tax evasion for today), then you'll no doubt be thinking about picking up a copy of Yoshi's Crafted World. A sequel to the excellent Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U, this game is launching for Nintendo Switch on 29th March - and we can't wait. With that release date rapidly approaching,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News God Of War's Art Director Is Still Drawing Realistic Smash Bros. Characters, And They're Amazing

    Oh BOY

    Earlier this month, we shared a selection of art pieces from God of War Art Director, Raf Grassetti, all of which were coming together to make a realistic-looking set of designs for characters from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Whatever your thoughts on the designs, it's undeniable that an awful lot of talent has gone into each piece's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • God of War
    • Art
  • Gallery Super Robot Wars T Gets Yet Another Batch Of Gorgeous Screenshots

    Don't mind if we do

    Back in November, a small avalanche of screenshots was released for the upcoming Super Robot Wars T. Amazingly, today brings even more, and the Nintendo Life office is so overwhelmed by the sheer number of JPEGs flying around that we have no choice but to pass them on to you lovely lot. That okay with you? In case you've missed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition Gets New Trailer And Physical Pre-Order Bonuses

    Ahead of its February release

    PQube and Arc System Works have today released a brand new trailer for BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition. Pre-order bonuses have also been revealed for the physical edition of the game. If you're not up to date on this one, BlazBlue: Central Fiction allows players to experience the final chapter of the BlazBlue...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Hori Is Releasing A Splatoon 2-Themed Tabletop Playstand For Your Switch

    And you can charge while playing

    If you like playing your Switch in tabletop mode, and especially if you like playing Splatoon 2 in tabletop mode, then this upcoming accessory may well be for you. This officially-licensed release is arriving in Japan on 31st March, complete with an adjustable tilt angle to suit your needs (so much better than the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Accessories
  • News Nintendo Hosting New Indie Highlights Video Presentation Tomorrow

    Finally

    Nintendo has officially announced that a new indie-focused presentation is on the way, and it's airing tomorrow. The announcement comes via Nintendo's European social media accounts (as seen below) telling us that the video will showcase "some of the indie games" arriving on Switch in 2019. The video will be posted on the Nintendo UK...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Nindies
  • News Nintendo Reveals Upcoming Tournaments For Smash Bros. Ultimate And Splatoon 2

    Across Europe and North America

    Nintendo has today unveiled a number of competitive tournaments scheduled to take place this year with both Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 being featured. North America First up, in North America, both games will see a series of online qualifying events take place from February. These qualifiers are for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Splatoon
  • News The Lovely Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Art Book Has Been Delayed Due To Unexpected Demand

    Luckily, you won't have long to wait

    Just last week, Nintendo and Kadokawa shared the news that a gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles 2 art book was set to arrive in Japan. It has now been confirmed that the book's release has been delayed slightly after the product received an unexpectedly high number of pre-orders. The news comes via this tweet below...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
    • Art
    • Merchandise
  • Video Hisashi Nogami And Shinya Takahashi Discuss The Making Of Splatoon

    Game being shown at London exhibition

    Back in September last year, we shared the news that Splatoon 2 was set to be featured in a new exhibition in London, UK. Four months in, the exhibition is nearing its end, but Nintendo UK has invited a very special pair of guests to check it out and talk all things Splatoon. Yes, the game's producer, Hisashi...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Video
  • News Bandai Namco's SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays Confirmed For Switch

    Revealed in a lengthy trailer

    Bandai Namco has announced that its recently revealed title SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays will be headed to Nintendo Switch this year. The game was seemingly revealed slightly ahead of time earlier this week via a teaser trailer, although no specific platforms had been mentioned at that time. Now, though, those...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Soulja Boy Says His Next Console Will Feature Fortnite, Epic Games Says "No"

    What an absolute mess

    Amazingly, despite all of the recent shenanigans and probable legal action, rapper Soulja Boy is back yet again, this time claiming that he's working on another new console which will even be able to play Fortnite. If you're not caught up on your Soulja Boy video game console manufacturing news (who thought we'd ever be saying...

    • Soulja Boy
    • Fortnite
    • Hardware
  • News Fishing Universe Simulator Casts A Line On Switch This Week

    Bait on Switch

    If you're a fan of your fishing sims, you're most certainly in luck, as Forever Entertainment is launching Fishing Universe Simulator on Switch in just two days' time. The game aims to be one of the most "comprehensive" fishing sims on the market, with a variety of fishing techniques and locations on offer. The publisher notes that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Fight Of Gods - A Comically Bad Crossover That Nobody Asked For

    Blaspheme-'em-up

    When it comes to selling a new fighting game series, it really helps to have that special something to help it stand out. When your game title doesn’t include the words ‘Street Fighter’, ‘BlazBlue’, ‘Tekken’ or ‘Mortal Kombat’, the success of your violent creation can often rest on that unique USP. Unfortunately,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Fight of Gods
  • News Langrisser I & II Demo Will Be Released On The Japanese eShop Early Next Month

    Still no sign of a western release

    Last August, the Japanese publication Famitsu revealed the first two entries in the tactical role-playing series Langrisser would be receiving remakes on the Nintendo Switch. The two in one deal was due to arrive in Japan on 7th February but has since been delayed until 18th April. In place of the launch is now a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • Video Anyone Can Join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate With These Replica Wax Seal Invitations

    Everyone is invited!

    If you feel as if there's still room to improve the current roster in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, then perhaps you should send out a few of your own invites. Youtube channel GandaKris - previously known for creating a custom Bowsette amiibo - has now uploaded a new DI

    • Video
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Stardew Valley Performance Update Addresses Frame Rate Issues On Bigger Farms

    Smoother operations

    If you're still tending to your farm on a daily basis in Stardew Valley, Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone has just released a new performance patch for the game. As you've probably already worked out, it's a patch that improves the game's overall performance. Over on Twitter, Barone said how this update would address the frame rate...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Square Enix Trademarks Term Used To Describe Octopath Traveler's Unique Art Style

    What could it mean?

    Square Enix has filed a few trademarks in Europe. The first is "HD-2D" and the second is "HD2D". The term "HD-2D" is used by the developer and publisher to describe the graphical aesthetic featured in its 2018 Switch release, Octopath Traveler. As Siliconera notes, the recent trademarks of these terms does not necessarily mean a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Square Enix
  • News Nintendo Seeking Experienced Manager To Help Grow Switch Online Service

    Apply today

    Nintendo of America has posted a job listing on its careers page seeking an "experienced manager" who can help grow and develop Nintendo's online subscription service on the Switch. The position is based in Redmond, Washington at the company's American headquarters. Below is a description of the role as well as the required duties:...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Online
    • US
  • News Cross-Play Might Be Added To Mortal Kombat 11, But There Are No Immediate Plans

    Uniting the players, eventually

    As video games evolve, cross-play is becoming a more prominent feature by the day. On the fighting front, there haven't really been many attempts to implement this option as most titles associated with this genre have enough online struggles as it is. Still, it would be great to see it more often, considering how the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mortal Kombat

YesterdayMon, 21st Jan 2019

  • News Smash Ultimate Nearly Featured Decidueye Rather Than Incineroar, Lack Of ARMS Fighters Explained

    Sakurai reveals all

    We've had well over a month of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fun at this point, and Pokémon's fiery wrestling machine Incineroar has already become a cherished part of the family. Things could have been very different, however, as game director Masahiro Sakurai reveals that the fire-type beast almost didn't make the cut. As...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Pokemon
  • Feature How Super Smash Bros. Became The Ultimate Fighter

    The path of a champion

    What do you do if you’ve been fighting with the same people for 20 years? If you’re Nintendo, you hand out some weapons, get an announcer, and invite your friends over to watch. The Super Smash Bros. series, Nintendo’s perennial Saturday-morning-cartoon take on how fighting video games can work, turns a whopping 20...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Shiver Entertainment Is Developing The Switch Version Of Mortal Kombat 11

    Previous work includes Scribblenauts: Showdown

    As NetherRealm continues to share more information about Mortal Kombat 11, new details about the Switch version have been revealed. It's been discovered the Miami-based developer Shiver Entertainment will be responsible for the Nintendo release and is also assisting with the PC version. The company's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mortal Kombat
  • Feature Say Hello To Vixen 357, A Lost Mega Drive Classic That's Hitting The West This Year

    Fire Emblem with mechs?

    Masaya is a studio that is closely associated with the strategy RPG series Langrisser, a franchise which went head-to-head with Nintendo's Fire Emblem in the '90s. However, the company – via Career Soft, one of its internal teams – had been dabbling in this genre for some time before that, releasing Elthlead (PC-8801,...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Mega Drive
    • Super Fighter Team
  • News Travis Strikes Again Version 1.0.1 Update Brings New Game+ Mode And Bonus T-Shirts

    And bug fixes, of course

    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes has only been available on Switch since last Friday, but the game has already received its first update bringing a new mode and extra collectables for players to enjoy. The update, which brings the game to version 1.0.1, features a New Game+ Mode to provide players with another reason to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Review Pikuniku - A Small But Perfectly Formed Puzzle-Platformer That Literally Everyone Can Enjoy

    Reasons to be cheerful

    Dystopias – why do we love them so? We get more than our fair share of them in video games, but when the audience feels like they’re living in Blade Runner already, how do developers keep things feeling fresh? If you’re Sectordub, you ditch the grimy neon and rain for a primary-coloured 2D world and make your robots cute...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Pikuniku
  • News Award-Winning First-Person Horror Among The Sleep Is Creeping Onto Nintendo Switch

    Sweet dreams

    Krillbite Studio has revealed that its award-winning horror Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition will soon be scaring you silly on Nintendo Switch. If you're unfamiliar with this one, Among the Sleep originally launched on PC back in 2014, with PS4 and Xbox One releases arriving shortly after. In the game, players assume the role of an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Lightseekers - Switch's First Great Competitive Card Game Is Here

    Deck the halls

    Dial back the clock a couple of years and Lightseekers was a very different prospect. British developer PlayFusion successfully took to Kickstarter with an idea that was both ahead of the curve and a little late to the party. A mobile RPG with toys-to-life figures that served as both talking playthings and controllers – including...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Lightseekers
  • News Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid Is Being “Made From The Ground Up” For Consoles

    Don't call it a mobile port

    Last week, on the same day as the Mortal Kombat 11 reveal, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid was announced. While many onlookers at the time thought this was a bold move by nWay - the developer and publisher als

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Get Discounts On Kirby, Sushi Striker And More With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards

    Excitebike 64, anyone?

    The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab some 3DS and Wii U games at discounted prices. There are eight games up for grabs this time around, including a couple of Kirby titles, a tasty slice of Professor Layton goodness, and even a relatively early...

    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
  • UK Charts New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Fights Off Ace Combat 7 To Stay At Number One

    For a second consecutive week

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 19th January, revealing that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has managed to keep hold of its position at the very top of the charts. Mario's latest platforming adventure saw a 43% drop in sales this week (its second week on the market) but that wasn't enough of a drop to lose...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Constructor Plus Is Building Towards A February Release On Switch With Lots Of New Content

    More buildings, more worlds

    UK-based publisher System 3 has revealed that the planning permissions for Constructor Plus have been firmly secured, with a release date now scheduled for 15th February. Bringing all the comedy and sarcasm of the original along for the ride (as well as its real-time strategy construction sim gameplay, of course),...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News These N64 Spine Labels Are The Perfect Way To Organise Your Game Collection

    Nintendo Sixty-phwoar

    The Nintendo 64's wonderful library of games is pleasingly easy to store at home, with each cartridge fitting snuggly alongside one another and comfortably lining whatever box or shelf you decide to place them on. Of course, thanks to the fact that only their fronts have any artwork, it's frustratingly impossible to know which...

    • N64
    • Nintendo 64
    • Accessories
  • News Masahiro Sakurai Thanks Fans For Playing The Super Smash Bros. Series Over The Past 20 Years

    No, thank you

    The Super Smash Bros. series started out life in 1999 as a humble party game on the Nintendo 64 for up to four players. Since then, Masahiro Sakurai and his team have improved each entry by adding more characters, levels and features. Most recently, we saw the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch. Unsurprisingly, it was...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Masahiro Sakurai
  • News An Angry Video Game Nerd 1 And 2 Deluxe Bundle Is On The Way, Switch Release Looks Likely

    "He's gonna take you back to the past"

    Both Angry Video Game Nerd platforming titles are being re-released on consoles as The Angry Video Game Nerd: I & II Deluxe, it has been confirmed. Centred around the online, mature-themed comedy series of the same name, both titles are 2D platformers where, as the Nerd, you're tasked with blasting your...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video New Teaser Clip Released For Detective Pikachu

    Partner up

    The live-action and CGI movie Detective Pikachu is out in cinemas on 10th May. While we've already got a good look at the movie in the first official trailer, a recut commercial is now out in the wild. The official Detective Pikachu account shared this new clip via Twitter, take a look below: As you might have noticed, there's a scene...

    • Video
    • Pokémon
    • Movie
  • News Nintendo Shares Special Artwork To Celebrate First Anniversary Of Kirby Battle Royale

    Party time

    Think of a battle royale game and the last title you will probably consider is Kirby Battle Royale for Nintendo 3DS. Even so, the title is now one year old. In celebration of this epic milestone, Nintendo of America has shared special artwork for the game, over on its Twitter account: If you haven't played Kirby Battle Royale, here's a...

    • Nintendo
    • 3DS
    • Kirby
  • News Get Ready For Some Brutal Retro-Inspired Platforming In Necrosphere Deluxe On Switch

    Good luck

    Publishing label UNTIES and indie developer Cat Nigiri have announced that Necrosphere Deluxe will soon be bringing platforming joy and inescapable anger to Nintendo Switch in equal measure. The game is described as a "retro adventure-platformer" in which players must jump and float their way across lanes of fire and over deadly spikes,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News First 4 Figures Meta Ridley Statue Pre-Orders Now Open, Exclusive And Standard Editions Available

    With glowing LED eyes

    Recently, we shared the news that a brand new Meta Ridley statue was on the way from First 4 Figures. Now, that very statue is available to pre-order, and you can choose between Standard and Exclusive variants to suit your specific desires (although, both options are mightily expensive as you might expect). Estimated to...

    • Metroid
    • Merchandise
    • Metroid Prime
    • First 4 Figures
  • News Knights Of Pen And Paper 1 And 2 Are Your Next Physical Indies From Super Rare Games

    In a lovely double pack

    Physical indie publisher Super Rare Games has revealed that its next release is actually a double pack featuring both Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Deluxier Edition and Knights of Pen & Paper 2 Deluxiest Edition. The two games see players setting out on an adventure in a turn-based RPG full of retro inspiration. There are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nindies
    • Super Rare Games
  • News 2D Puzzle-Based Side-Scrolling Awaits In Inops, Coming To Switch This Weekend

    Solve puzzles, escape traps, dodge enemies

    ZRZStudio's latest project Inops is just days away from a release on Nintendo Switch, bringing 2D side-scrolling puzzles to a console near you this weekend. The game sees players escaping from traps, solving puzzles, and dodging a variety of enemies using the Inops' special ability. This ability enables...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Sunday20th Jan 2019

  • Guide The Best Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards

    Give your Switch a much needed storage boost

    If you picked up a Nintendo Switch recently and have downloaded a number of games, it's highly likely that you'll be running out of internal storage space soon. Indeed, the console's weakness is storage space, and the fact that there are just so many amazing games to experience. The Switch comes with just...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Micro SD Cards
    • Features
    • Storage
    • Guides
  • News Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster And Final Fantasy XII Receiving Physical Releases In Europe

    Japan and US release previously confirmed

    Europe won't be left out in the cold, with a listing on Amazon UK confirming Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will both score physical releases in this region. The

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Final Fantasy
  • News Leaked Magazine Scan Confirms Jiren Is Joining The Battle In Dragon Ball FighterZ

    For justice!

    During Bandai Namco’s “Dragon Ball Games Super Showcase” live stream earlier this week, we found out a second season of characters for Dragon Ball FighterZ would be officially announced at the World Tour Finals, taking place on 26th and 27th January. Following this, Bandai Namco’s official Twitter account

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dragon Ball
    • DLC
  • News Mortal Kombat 11 Art Director Seemingly Reveals Reptile's Return

    Mean and green

    It sounds as if a Mortal Kombat 11 fighter may have been confirmed ahead of schedule. Following the grand reveal earlier this week - showing off the new character Geras and confirming classic ones such as Sonya Blade, DualShockers has shared new information about another popular character who appears to be making a return. During a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Level-5 Shares New Yo-Kai Watch 4 Trailer

    Out this spring in Japan

    After being delayed last October, the next installment in the Yo-Kai Watch video game franchise - Yo-Kai Watch 4 - arrives this spring in Japan. To help build hype, Level-5 has released a new trailer for the upcoming Switch release at World Hobby Fair 2019, currently taking place in Nagoya, Japan. The trailer stars Keita -...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • Rumour Legendary Entertainment Has Plans For More Live-Action Pokémon Movies

    Building a cinematic universe

    The Detective Pikachu movie isn’t even out yet and already there are some wild rumours about Legendary Entertainment’s plans to expand the Pokémon cinematic universe. We Got You Covered has "trusted sources" claiming there are plans to release a separate live-action CGI movie based on the original Game Boy titles,...

    • Rumour
    • Pokemon
    • Film
    • Movie

Saturday19th Jan 2019

  • News Piranha Plant Will Become Available In Smash Bros. Ultimate “Around” February

    Pipe up

    An update on the Nintendo Switch news feed has narrowed down the release date of the Piranha Plant fighter coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. According to the post - which is a reminder to claim your Gold Points before the end of January, so you can receive the Piranha Plant fighter for free - the classic Super Mario enemy will become...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • DLC
  • News The Darksiders Twitter Account Might Have Teased A Switch Release

    THQ Nordic plays it down

    The history of Darksiders on Nintendo platforms dates back to 2012 when Darksiders II was released on the Wii U as a launch title. Years later, at the very end of the system's life, THQ Nordic followed up with Darksiders: Warmastered Edition. The question now is, will this hack and slash action-adventure series - drawing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Darksiders
  • News Limited Run Games Publishing Dragon's Lair Trilogy Physical Edition

    Nintendo website makes it official

    Last week, we found out Dragon's Lair Trilogy would be released on Switch eShop on 17th January after a listing on the European Switch eShop. With the game now available on Nintendo's digital platform, many fans of the classic series are probably wondering when they can get their hands on a physical release. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Roguelike Dungeon Crawler Tangledeep Launches On Switch eShop This Month

    Classically inspired

    The roguelike dungeon crawler Tangledeep, previously described as a tribute to the golden age of RPGs, is finally being released on the Nintendo Switch eShop later this month on 31st January after missing its Q2 2018 window. The developer Impact Gameworks first showed interest in bringing the game to the Switch in October 2017...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News First Run Of Legendary T-Shirts Are Being Added To Travis Strikes Again In February

    One of them is a JSR print

    Earlier this week, the one and only video game designer and director Goichi "Suda51" Suda, revealed the No More Heroes spin-off Travis Strikes Again would include a special t-shirt design from

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Jet Set Radio
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 19th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Congratulations everyone, we've made it to yet another weekend! As is tradition, members of Team Nintendo Life have gathered together to talk about our weekend plans. Featuring games ranging from Mario's latest platforming adventure to digital versions of trading card games, you can find our entries below...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features

Friday18th Jan 2019

  • News A New Line Of Smart, Customisable Pokémon Shirts Is On The Way, Orders Open Next Week

    151 designs planned

    Finding clothing based on your favourite video game franchises, especially ones like Pokémon, isn't always easy as an adult, especially when most designs available can be a little childish or in your face in nature. This new line of shirts could be just the thing you've been looking for, though, and orders are opening very soon...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo
    • Merchandise
    • Japan
  • News Diablo III Season 16 Goes Live Today Bringing New Rewards, Conquests, Quality Of Life Changes And More

    Legendary power awaits

    Today sees the introduction of Diablo III's Season 16, and there are plenty of goodies waiting for you when it eventually drops. Season 16 comes alongside a new patch, carrying with it a new theme in which all Seasonal players will benefit from the legendary power of the Ring of Royal Grandeur. There are new cosmetic rewards...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Real Men Use Items! Looks Like An 8-Bit Super Smash Bros., And It's Coming Exclusively To Nintendo Platforms

    With a power-up twist

    Retro-style Nindie developer Ultra Dolphin Revolution has revealed its latest project Real Men Use Items!, a Super Smash Bros.-like fight to the death planned exclusively for Nintendo systems. Featuring a complete 8-bit aesthetic, the game has you relying on your reflexes and using anything you can find to survive. Rather than...

    • Nintendo
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Game-Breaking Bug Found In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story On 3DS

    Hopefully a fix is on the way

    Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey has been out for a week on the 3DS in the US now and already a major game-breaking bug has been found. According to a post over on Reddit by the user FrankCopper, when you lose Mario from your party in the Nimble Woods area of the game and then go back a...

    • 3DS
    • Nintendo
    • Mario & Luigi
  • News Here Are The Top 30 Best-Selling Nintendo eShop Games Of 2018 In Japan

    Digital and retail releases

    Nintendo has shared lists of the best-selling eShop games of 2018 in Japan, providing us with a good look at which games were the most popular in the gaming giant's homeland. Each of the two lists below shows the top 30 most-downloaded games from the eShop during the year 2018. The first list shows exclusively...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
  • News Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid Morphs Classic Franchise Into A Fighting Game

    Arrives on Switch this April

    Power Rangers has had somewhat of a resurgence in recent years with a live action movie in 2017. Now, nWay - the developer and publisher behind hit multiplayer mobile game Power Rangers: Legacy Wars - is teaming up with Hasbro and Lionsgate to release Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid on multiple platforms including the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo President Says Company Is Working On "New Methods" For Nintendo Labo

    Sales not as strong as other top games

    It's no secret that Nintendo Labo hasn't quite managed to reach the lofty heights Nintendo may have hoped for or expected, but it certainly isn't done just yet. From the start, Labo has been a particularly intriguing venture for Nintendo; rather than the standard marketing process for games, Labo has been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
  • Video Old-School Footage Of Reggie At E3 2006 Surfaces On YouTube

    Travel back to the past

    Old footage of Reggie Fils-Aimé at E3 has surfaced online. Apparently, it's a formal introduction to media managers at a manager media brief about all the content Nintendo intended to showcase at the annual event in 2006. In the one minute clip, you'll get to see a younger version of the current Nintendo of America...

    • Video
    • Nintendo
    • Reggie
    • E3
  • News Kombat Kast For Mortal Kombat 11 Takes Place On 30th January

    Kabal also konfirmed

    During the Mortal Kombat 11 live stream, fans of the long-running fighting series got their first proper look at the game. This included the gameplay reveal, a fatalities trailer, the story prologue, the reveal of Ronda Rousey as Sonya Blade, the Geras character reveal and a behind-the-scenes look at the development. You can...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Original Guilty Gear And XX Accent Core Plus R Will Release As A 20th Anniversary Bundle On Switch

    One for the physical collectors

    Arc System Works and PQube have shared more details surrounding the releases of both Guilty Gear and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R on Switch, revealing that they'll actually be available together as part of a very special bundle. Launching this spring, both the original Guilty Gear and XX Accent Core Plus R - the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Get Over Here And Watch More Footage Of Mortal Kombat 11

    All is revealed

    If didn't tune into the Mortal Kombat 11 live stream earlier on, the official YouTube account for the game has now uploaded several clips. Combined, it provides a prolonged glimpse at what the new entry in the long-running fighting series will be like when it finally arrives this April (and possibly in May, for anyone located in...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Travis Strikes Again Gets Launch Day Trailer, New Stage Info And News Of A 'Day 7' Patch

    Out now

    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes launches today on Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo UK has shared a brand new launch trailer to celebrate (see above). If you've already watched it, don't go away just yet, because Grasshopper Manufacture also has a couple of final announcements for its latest project, adding to the somewhat last minute...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Oniken: Unstoppable Edition And Odallus: The Dark Call Are Both Coming To Switch In One Retro Package

    Available separately, too

    Developer JoyMasher has partnered with Digerati to bring two of its retro-inspired games to Switch next month. The two games in question are Oniken: Unstoppable Edition and Odallus: The Dark Call, both of which arrive on the console on 8th February (other platforms are getting it later in the year). You'll be able to snag...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Mystery Of Woolley Mountain Brings Bizarre Comedy Point-And-Click Adventure To Switch This Spring

    Inspired by Monkey Island

    The Switch is about to play host to another point-and-click adventure in The Mystery of Woolley Mountain, but this is one of the craziest looking ones we've seen so far. The game is described as "an otherworldly point-and-click adventure" which takes inspiration from the likes of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle and The...

    • Nintendo Switch
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Thursday17th Jan 2019

  • Rumour SNES Games Might Be Coming To Switch Sooner Than You Think

    New datamining efforts reveal

    Yesterday may well have introduced a few more NES games to play on your Switch, but it appears that they might not have been the only things added to the Nintendo Switch Online service in the update. Just a few days ago, datamining efforts uncovered a total of 22 SNES games listed in the NES online app's code, and...

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    • SNES
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  • Video Watch As One Player Defeats Six Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Guardians In Six Seconds

    A true hero

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may well be nearing its second anniversary at this point, but players are still regularly sharing their favourite moments online and discovering new things. One of these moments includes the short video below, in which one player manages to defeat six of the game's most fearsome enemies in as many...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Video
  • News Masahiro Sakurai Reveals He Plays Smash Bros. Ultimate For Fun Just Like The Rest Of Us

    Fancy a match, Sakurai-san?

    It's been well documented over the years that each and every Super Smash Bros. game takes an awful lot of development, and every so often we hear stories of director Masahiro Sakurai overworking to the point of exhaustion before being forced to consider retiring from games altogether. Amazingly, though, this doesn't stop...

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  • Random What Ever Happened To The Queen's Golden Wii?

    The truth revealed

    Just under a decade ago, publisher THQ released Big Family Games, a Wii title which hoped to follow in the famous footsteps of Wii Sports with its own family-friendly, motion control minigames. If you haven't heard of it before, that's likely because it never reached those high levels of success, but there's a rather comical PR...

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  • Reminder The Wii Shop Channel Closes This Month, Here's What That Means For You

    Redownload your games ASAP

    On 31st January, all online services for the Wii including all functions associated with the Wii Shop Channel will be closed down. That means you have exactly two weeks to get all of your Wii-based affairs in order. Of course, Nintendo has now released two new home consoles since the hugely popular Wii first launched back...

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    • Nintendo
  • Talking Point Amazon's Efforts To Tempt Gamers Show Why We Need Dedicated Games Consoles

    But is Nintendo missing a trick here?

    'Convergence' is a word that has often been mentioned when it comes to consumer tech, and we've seen firsthand how it can manifest itself; the smartphone that many of you will be reading these words on right now is a wonder of convergence, as it has made the camera, PDA, MP3 player and (for some people) portable...

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  • News Here's Your First Look At The Special Detective Pikachu Pokémon Card Set

    Gotta collect 'em all

    Earlier this month, we shared the news that a special set of Pokémon cards had been announced to tie in with the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie. Now, we can have our first look at what these cards, and even their packaging, will look like. Firstly, in the image above, you can see exactly how the cards featuring Detective...

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  • Nintendo Download 17th January (North America)

    Travis Strikes Again, YIIK and The Raven Remastered!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch retail: Travis Strikes Again: No...

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  • News Wii U's Getting A New Game Tomorrow, And It's All About Bashing People On The Head With Chairs

    El Silla - Arcade Edition

    Put down your trusty Nintendo Switch for just a moment, folks; the Wii U's getting a new game tomorrow and it looks fittingly bonkers. Meet El Silla - Arcade Edition, an arcade game where your one and only task is to whack everyone in the head with a chair. It really is as simple as that; players need to help the titular...

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  • News Ronda Rousey Teases Mortal Kombat 11 Invitation

    Not long until the big reveal

    Ronda Rousey is best-known as an Olympic medal-winning martial artist in Judo and UFC Women's Batnamweight Champion. In more recent times she's appeared as a professional wrestler in WWE. It's also well documented how the talented fighter and actress enjoys playing a variety of video games in her downtime. With this in...

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  • Video Watch The Official Reveal Of Mortal Kombat 11

    Live at 10:30 PST / 18:30 GMT

    Developer NetherRealm Studios is hosting a 'Mortal Kombat 11 - The Reveal' stream today to show off the game and get us unhealthily excited for the big release this April. The show is scheduled to start exactly 45 minutes after this article goes live (so that's 10:30 PST / 13:30 EST in North America, 18:30 GMT / 19:30...

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  • News Nintendo Switch Exclusives Were Japan's Best-Selling Games In 2018

    Smash Bros. Ultimate takes out top spot

    In Nintendo's homeland, the Switch has continually reinforced its position as the top video game system on the market. Within less than two years, it's now shifted more than six million units. The recent release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has further increased sales domestically. With sales of the system...

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  • Nintendo Download 17th January (Europe)

    Travis Strikes Again! Onimusha! Dragon's Lair!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail - New Releases: Travis Strikes Again: No More...

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  • News Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Rated By The Australian Classification Board

    A local release nears

    In addition to Joker being added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the near future as the game's first DLC fighter, it looks like Persona fans in the west can also look forward to the eventual arrival of Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth on the 3DS. After being revealed in Japan last August and then locally released on 29th...

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  • News Xenon Racer Aims To Scratch That Futuristic F-Zero Itch On Switch This March

    Release date now confirmed

    Publisher Soedesco has revealed that its upcoming racing game Xenon Racer will be speeding onto Switch on 26th March. A new trailer has been released to celebrate. The game takes place in the near future, where an official racing federation has allowed teams to transition from the cars we know today to flying vehicles...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Review DYING: Reborn - Nintendo Switch Edition - A Poorly-Made Horror Title That's Criminally Low On Scares

    Dead on arrival

    Horror has enjoyed quite the renaissance over the last few years, and that now synonymous first-person spin has helped up the realism and make the likes of Outlast: Bundle of Terror, Amnesia and even Resident Evil terrifyingly relevant once more. Of course, for every PT or Layers of Fear: Legacy there’s always going to be those...

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  • Review Caveblazers - A Middle-Of-The-Road Roguelike That Ends Up In The Shadows

    Not exactly blazing the trail

    At this point in time, the “roguelike” indie game has become a trite and overused thing; there are more roguelikes out there now than any human could possibly have the time to play, and a lot of them don’t really do much to try separating themselves from the pack. Enter Caveblazers, a Spelunky-esque new roguelike...

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  • News Switch Release Would Take Priority If Mobile Game Alien: Blackout Ever Gets Ported To Consoles

    A scary thought

    The Alien video games based on the popular sci-fi horror movies of the same name have had many ups and downs over the years. The latest game Alien: Blackout - by FoxNext Games, D3 Go! and Rival Games - arrives on Android and iOS devices on 24th January. It has drawn comparisons to the Five Nights At Freddy's series and requires...

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  • News The Physical Edition Of Trüberbrook On Switch Sees The Return Of A Proper Game Manual

    Oh, how we miss these

    We still don't have an exact release date for this one just yet, but it has already been confirmed that upcoming title Trüberbrook will come with a proper game manual in the box (and we're not talking just a single-sided controller input sheet, either). Publisher Headup Games has noted that development on the game is...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Video Work Up A Sweat With This NES Indoor Cycling Game

    Welcome to the RacerMate Challenge II

    Indoor cycling has really taken off in recent years, with innovations made with modern smart turbo trainers such as the Wahoo Kickr combined with software such as Zwift, which offers cyclists who wish to get in some virtual miles in their pain caves a gamified experience as they can user power-ups to gain an...

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  • News Get The Party Started With Stunt Kite Party, A Four-Player Game Coming To Switch Next Month

    There ain't no party like a Stunt Kite Party

    HandyGames has announced Stunt Kite Party, a new party game heading to the Nintendo Switch early next month. If you're starting to get a little tired of the same old boards in Super Mario Party, this one hopes to grab your attention with the subtle art of kite flying. That's not all you'll be doing,...

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  • News Wandersong DLC Unlikely As Creator Moves Onto New Projects

    "I feel like it ends in a really nice place"

    The side-scrolling musical adventure Wandersong has had tremendous success since it was released in September last year. On the Switch front, the game outperformed the Steam version, selling nearly three times as many copies. In an interview with

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  • News Partner Up In Bleep Bloop, A Cute Co-Op Puzzler Coming To Switch This Month

    Single-player available, too

    A brand new co-op puzzle game called Bleep Bloop is soon to be released on Nintendo Switch and we've got a new trailer for you to check out above. The game sees the titular Bleep and Bloop helping each other to overcome the puzzling challenges in their way, using each other to successfully slide around each level...

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    • Upcoming Releases
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Wednesday16th Jan 2019

  • Guide Best Switch Couch Co-Op Games - 20 Essential Local Multiplayer Games For Nintendo Switch

    Updated for 2019!

    Chances are, couch co-op games were a big part of the reason why you chose to buy a Nintendo Switch. After all, Nintendo is the bonafide master of local co-op games, and the Switch is tailor-made for those experiences thanks to its Joy-Con controllers, which double up as two separate pads when you've got a friend nearby. But what...

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  • Review Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes - A Stylish Return For The Otaku Hitman

    Everything IS awesome

    We haven’t heard a peep from otaku assassin Travis Touchdown since he last graced our screens in 2010’s No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle. Brainchild of enigmatic industry figure Goichi ‘Suda51’ Suda, Travis cut a stylish swathe through Wii’s catalogue of casual fodder. That same infectious energy is alive and well...

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    • Travis Strikes Again
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  • News Dysmantle Is A Zelda, Stardew Valley And Dark Souls Mash-Up Coming To Switch This Year

    An open-world action RPG

    Indie developer 10tons has today announced a brand new open-world action RPG for Nintendo Switch called Dysmantle, and we've got its debut trailer for you up above. With your regular RPG aspects such as fighting, levelling up, and crafting better gear, as well as an emphasis on being able to completely destroy more than 99%...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Review YIIK: A Postmodern RPG - EarthBound For A New Generation

    What if David Lynch made a turn-based RPG?

    People have been waiting years for YIIK: A Postmodern RPG’s release. The game’s been in development since 2014, and you can go read interviews floating around from 2015 onward for more background on its journey. Finally, the big day is here... but can it live up to nearly a half-decade of anticipation?...

    • Reviews
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    • YIIK
  • Reminder Zelda II And Blaster Master Hit Switch Today, Plus Two New Special Edition NES Games

    Your monthly retro fix

    Just in case it had slipped your mind, we've once again reached that time of the month when Nintendo updates the Nintendo Switch Online service's selection of NES games. A total of four new offerings have arrived today (five if you're in Japan), so let's get stuck in. The two main additions this month are Blaster Master and

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  • News Nintendo's Bold Switch Sales Target Could Be Achievable After All

    'Unexpectedly good' holiday sales provide boost

    Remember when Nintendo projected it would sell 20 million Switch consoles in the current fiscal year? The prediction was met with pretty widespread derision, with many industry analysts claiming it was far too high to be achievable – especially when you take into account the Switch's second year on...

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  • News VLC Media Player Being Considered For Nintendo Switch

    Company president is thinking about it

    Certain file formats on computers can be a pain in the neck. Some are immediately recognised and some aren't. The VLC media player is a free-to-use program - created by nonprofit organisation VideoLan - and is a helpful solution when applications or operating systems won't support a particular video file. With...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • Random Singer Ariana Grande Gets Eevee Tattoo After Pokémon: Let's Go Marathon

    Completely obsessed

    It’s well known the American singer, songwriter and actress Ariana Grande is a fan of the Nintendo Switch. She’s already performed in a Nintendo Labo music clip with Jimmy Fallon and last November made headlines thanks to her online troubles with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. In terms of how her experience with Nintendo's new hybrid...

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  • Japanese Charts New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Knocks Smash Ultimate Off Top Spot

    After a solid five week run

    Japanese chart figures are now in for 7th - 13th January, revealing that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has managed to steal the number one spot from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Smash Ultimate has had an incredibly impressive run since it launched back in December, taking the top spot every week for five weeks in a row...

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    • Super Mario
    • Charts
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  • Random This Official Sonic Candle Makes Your House Smell Like Green Hill Zone

    Finally

    It's been a long time coming, but we're delighted to share the fact that you can now finally make your house smell like Sonic the Hedgehog's famous Green Hill Zone, and it's all thanks to this official candle set. You wanted that, right? Based on the classic item box from the original game, this candle holder comes with a "Green Hill...

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  • News These Officially-Licensed Micro SD Cards Are A Snazzy Solution To Your Switch Storage Woes

    And they've just been reduced

    The Nintendo Switch has some fantastic qualities - the games, the portable and home console mix, and its smart, sleek design - but it does have one glaring issue: the storage space. We've said it time and time again, but the console's 32GB internal storage (which gets reduced by the operating system before you can even...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Fire Emblem Spirit Board Event Returns To Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Different spirits on offer

    Nintendo has revealed its next Spirit Board event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will begin on 18th January. In a post over on Twitter, the Nintendo Australia and New Zealand account explained how the three-day event 'Fire Emblem Fest Part 2' will give players the chance to acquire even more Fire Emblem s

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    • Nintendo
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    • Fire Emblem
  • News Dead Cells Sold More Than 100,000 Copies In Its First Week On Nintendo Switch

    Impressive

    Alongside Celeste and The Messenger, the roguelike game Dead Cells by French-based developer Motion Twin was one of the indie success stories of 2018. In September last year, we heard how the Switch version of the game was

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  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate Global Sales Passed Five Million In Just One Week, Says Nintendo President

    Switch software sales are soaring

    According to Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold more than five million copies worldwide after just one week on sale. The news comes from a short interview in Japanese newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun today (thanks, Dr. Serkan Toto). In this interview, Furukawa shared Smash...

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  • Feature The Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Team On Remaking A Beloved Classic

    Forgotten cameos, unused art and... fat Bowser?

    With Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey having released recently on the 3DS, we felt it was high time for a closer look at the now decade-old DS classic. We were lucky enough to get the chance to sit down with the teams from Nintendo and AlphaDream to discuss what it's like...

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  • News Pokémon GO Goes Hoenn Crazy With New Event, Raid Bosses, Eggs, Costumes And More

    Snag Kyogre and Groudon

    If you're a fan of Pokémon's third generation, with all those lovely critters that first appeared in Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire, then you're almost certainly in for a Pokémon GO-shaped treat this month. A new Hoenn event has launched in the game to properly kickstart the year, with Pokémon first discovered in that...

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    • Mobile
  • News Nintendo's Private Store Event Turned Out To Be A Promotion For Fitness Boxing

    Mystery solved

    Last weekend, the Nintendo New York store posted a message on Twitter notifying followers it would be closed until 11:30am on 15th January due to a private event. It turns out it was a promotional event for the recently released rhythm-based Switch game, Fitness Boxing. Thanks to the PR, we now know the Nintendo NY store invited a...

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    • US
  • Review Elli - A Charming Yet Scruffy 3D Platformer

    Bumpy landing

    We wouldn't exactly say that the 3D platformer has experienced a complete resurgence of late, but the likes of Yooka-Laylee and Spyro: Reignited Trilogy have certainly scratched a particular itch for faithful fans of the genre. And that's not even to mention the obvious example of Super Mario Odyssey, which is arguably the finest 3D...

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    • Reviews
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  • Nindie Round Up Snowboarding The Next Phase, The Keep, Horizon Shift '81, Samsara And Gunman Clive HD Collection

    Sport! Puzzles! Shooting things!

    Never has the Nindie round up seen such diversity in its games. A real medley of genres here with the SSX-inspired Snowboarding: The Next Phase, a somewhat clunky, yet still altogether enjoyable dungeon crawler in The Keep, some fast-paced and frantic retro fun with Horizon Shift ’81, well thought out and...

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  • News A Universe 11 Team Warrior Is Coming To Dragon Ball FighterZ

    Plus new Dragon Ball Z action RPG in the works

    It seems we did not have to wait after all for the official reveal later this month since the following tweet most certainly confirms a second season of characters DLC is on the way to Dragon Ball FighterZ. While there are several candidates available to pick from the Universe 11 team, our top...

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  • News Suda51 Reveals Zelda: Majora's Mask T-Shirt Design For Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

    A terrible fate

    With just a couple of days to go until the release of Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, game director Suda51 has revealed that the game will feature a Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask t-shirt design. The game arrives on Nintendo Switch on 18th January (which is now less than 24 hours away in Japan), providing Suda51 with the...

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    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Doctor Eggman, Metal Sonic And Zavok Join Team Sonic Racing

    Triple trouble

    Since the official delay of Team Sonic Racing last October, Sega has continued to release more information about the game via its social media platforms. Following on from a number of character and song reveals, the latest update over on the Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account confirms the mad scientist and main antagonist of the...

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    • Sonic
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  • News Dust Off Your Nintendo Labo Rod For Fishing Star: World Tour, Coming To Switch This Month

    Gone fishin'

    Smartphone firm GREE's first console release is just around the corner with Fishing Star: World Tour heading to Switch later this month. Excitingly, it has been revealed that your Nintendo Labo Fishing Rod Toy-Con will be compatible with the game. The news comes from this week's Famitsu magazine in Japan, with a product listing now...

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  • News Little Legend Is An Intriguing 2D Adventure Hoping To Launch On Switch In 2020

    Kickstarter now live

    2020 feels like it's ages away, and Q4 2020 feels even further away, but Little Legend is hoping to plonk its name down for that specific release window on Switch. It just needs a little help to get there. The game is a 2D adventure title taking place in a "dream-like open world" setting. You play as Pimpim, a young girl with...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Kickstarter
  • News Enjoy Portable Co-Op Tower Defence When Defense Grid 2 Comes To Switch Next Month

    With 'Aftermath' expansion included

    Tower defence-strategy title Defense Grid 2 launches on Nintendo Switch early next month, it has been confirmed. This new edition of the game (it originally launched on other platforms back in 2014) combines the base game with the five-mission expansion 'DG2: Aftermath' which was previously only available in VR...

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  • Video Ghostbusting Twin-Stick Shooter Dead End Job Gets New Musical Trailer

    Coming to Switch later this year

    A brand new trailer has been released for Ant Workshop and Headup Games' upcoming Switch title Dead End Job; we hope you're ready to (ghost) bust a move to this one. The musical number above hopes to demonstrate exactly what players will be getting up to in the game, a procedurally-generated twin-stick shooter which...

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Tuesday15th Jan 2019

  • News Here's Yet Another Smash Ultimate Glitch, This Time Making King K. Rool's Crown Ridiculously Large

    They just keep coming

    Yet another glitch has been discovered in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Switch, this time giving King K. Rool a much larger-than-usual crown to batter his opponents with. As always with these glitches, you need to meet a very specific set of requirements to make it trigger. For this one, you'll need to go into a match with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Nintendo Issues Official Statement Regarding The Allegations Made Against Nintendo Russia CEO Yasha Haddaji

    After "thorough investigation"

    One sour note in an otherwise splendid year for Nintendo during 2018 was the reported behaviour of, and allegations against, Nintendo Russia CEO Yasha Haddaji. After a video in which Haddaji was seen losing his temper with staff - and threatening to fire them - went viral, a handful of Nintendo Russia employees came...

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  • News Mario, Zelda And Star Fox Games Are Joining The Nintendo Selects Range In North America

    Will retail for $19.99 each

    Three major Nintendo 3DS releases will soon be added to the Nintendo Selects range in North America, officially reducing their suggested retail price to a very welcoming $19.99. That's right, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Star Fox 64 3D are all about to see major price...

    • 3DS
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  • News New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Launch Sales Were Actually 56% Higher Than On Wii U, Not 24.8%

    It was better than we thought

    Yesterday saw the latest batch of UK chart data roll in, revealing that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe's launch on Nintendo Switch saw sales that were 24.8% higher than the original release on Wii U. As it happens, a chart tracking error means that this information was incorrect; instead, the results are even more...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Charts
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  • Review Onimusha: Warlords - A Classic Action Title Gets Resharpened For Switch

    Way of the blade

    While Capcom is busy remaking the Resident Evil series’ first and most memorable entries, one of its lesser-known (or perhaps less commonly recalled) series is also getting the revival treatment. Sure, it's more of a HD rez-up than a full-blown recreation, but Onimusha: Warlords is a faithful port of a PS2 classic that benefits...

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  • News This New Switch Case Protects Your Console And Gives It A Proper D-Pad At The Same Time

    And it even stores your games

    Accessory maker Nyko has revealed a brand new Switch case design which will protect your beloved system and offer a traditional D-pad solution all in one. The 'Dpad Case' was first revealed at CES 2019 last week, offering an ultra-thin protective solution for your console. As well as protecting the main unit, a...

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  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Is Getting A Gorgeous New Art Book

    And pre-orders are now live

    Nintendo and Kadokawa are set to release a brand new Xenoblade Chronicles 2 art book called 'Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks Alrest Record'. The book will feature illustrations from the game's main character designer Masatsugu Saito, four special illustrations by rare blade designer CHOCO, and contains art from...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
    • Art
  • Rumour Dataminers Find Evidence Of Popular Nintendo Character In Mario Tennis Aces

    Update: False alarm

    Update: The Mario Tennis Aces Club Twitter account has posted a new tweet explaining how there is no evidence confirming the information in the below story: Original article: Since its release last year, Mario Tennis Aces on the Nintendo Switch has sustained itself with new content and character updates. If this wasn't enough,...

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  • Random It Turns Out That Kirby Has A Skeleton

    Update: Source material found to be unofficial

    Update: It has been confirmed that the image in question comes from a book published by Kadokawa/Media Factory. While this publisher does release official Nintendo works, the particular book in question is not an officially licensed release and instead depicts the author's imagination of how Kirby might...

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    • Random
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  • Talking Point Which SNES Games Do You Want To See On Nintendo Switch Online?

    What are your must-have picks?

    While it's by no means written in stone, a recent datamine suggests that we may soon be playing SNES games on our beloved Switch consoles via the wonder of Nintendo Switch Online. The games uncovered in this datamine are Super Mario Kart, Super Soccer,

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  • News Episode 3 Of Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season Now On Switch, Final Episode Also Dated

    The first episode from new publisher Skybound Games

    The third episode of Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season, and the first to arrive under the game's new publisher, Skybound Games, has launched on Nintendo Switch today. After Telltale Games sadly closed its doors last year, Skybound Games popped up to

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    • Switch eShop
  • Hardware Review Insurrection Industries Carby - GameCube HDMI Support On A Budget

    Yet another HDMI adapter, but this one doesn't cost the earth

    Keen readers of the site will know that we're always on the lookout for ways to make vintage hardware look as good as possible on modern-day TV sets. Years ago, we dabbled in the world of scanline generators such as the SLG3000, and more recently we sang the praises of the OSSC, a device...

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    • Hardware Review
    • GameCube
  • Random Tokyo's Unofficial Mario Kart Service Really Wants You To Know It's "Unrelated To Nintendo"

    Stickers solve everything

    Nintendo might have won the lawsuit against Tokyo's Mari Mobility company - formerly known as MariCar - but somehow the go-kart business continues to bite back. Even though the company was required to pay 10 million yen (roughly USD$88,000) in damages last year and immediately stop wearing Mario-themed outfits, it's now...

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    • Legal
    • Japan
  • News Cursed Castilla EX Brings Its Arcade Brilliance To Switch Next Week, Pre-Orders Get 10% Off

    Now in 60fps in docked and handheld

    Abylight Studios has revealed that Cursed Castilla EX is headed to Nintendo Switch very soon indeed, with a release date now locked in for 24th January. Yes, Don Ramiro is back, but this time on Switch. Loved by critics and fans alike when the game launched on 3DS in 2017, Cursed Castilla EX has you banishing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Fire Emblem Premium Arrange CD Album Hits Japan In March, Soundtrack Samples Shared Online

    Medleys, main themes and more

    A brand new Fire Emblem album is soon to be released in Japan and soundtrack samples have been provided online for all to hear. The album is called 'Fire Emblem Premium Arrange' and has been designed to coincide with the Fire Emblem Expo event scheduled to take place in Japan later this year. The soundtrack has been...

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  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ Producer Teases Second Season On Bandai Namco Live Stream

    Tune into the finals for more details

    During Bandai Namco's "Dragon Ball Games Super Showcase" live stream featuring Dragon Ball FighterZ producer Tomoko Hiroki, the host of the event Dmitryi Khlynin enquired about a possible second season of fighters for the game This was Hiroki's reply: "Yes. I really want to say it, but please wait until the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dragon Ball
    • Bandai Namco
    • DLC
  • News Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission Unleashes Card Battles Locally On 5th April

    It's over 9000!

    The month of April just got a little bit busier, with the Bandai Namco's "Dragon Ball Games Super Showcase" live stream confirming Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission will arrive on the Nintendo Switch here in the west on 5th April. As previously revealed, Japan will receive the game on 4th April. This Dragon Ball themed arcade...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dragon Ball
  • News Ubisoft's Just Dance Series Is Being Transformed Into A Feature Film

    Just watch

    Video game movie adaptations are all the rage nowadays, with Deadline Hollywood reporting Sony Pictures sub-division Screen Gems has acquired the rights to create a film based on Ubisoft's incredibly popular video game series, Just Dance. Multiple studios competed for the rights to the best-selling music video game franchise of all time...

    • Ubisoft
    • Just Dance
  • News Full Cross-Platform Play Now Live In Rocket League

    Play with your buddies on PS4

    Last October, the CEO of Psyonix released a public statement via Reddit about the current state of cross-platform play in Rocket League. At the time, it was mentioned how it would take a while to unify the community. In a news post over on the Rocket League website, Psyonix has now revealed full cross-platform play has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News At Sundown Is A BAFTA-Winning Hide-And-Seek-Style Shooter Firing Onto Switch Next Week

    Deathmatch in the dark

    Publisher Versus Evil and indie developer Mild Beast Games have announced that their arena shooter game At Sundown: Shots in the Dark will be firing its way to Switch next week. The game is a top-down, stealth-based arena shooter which pits up to four players against each other in online and local deathmatch games. Players...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News IHUGU Arrives On Switch Next Week, Tasking Players With The Simple Art Of Hugging

    And a Switch-exclusive multiplayer mode

    From indie developer Kool2Play, IHUGU is set to launch on Nintendo Switch next week. There's none of your typical fighting, battling, or zombie survival antics to be seen here, though, as this game is all about hugging. The rules are refreshingly simple, tasking players with hugging everyone they meet, but...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop