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TodayFri, 22nd Nov 2019

  • News Strictly Limited Is Bringing Darius Cozmic Collection To The West In Three Different Forms

    And they're strictly limited editions, of course

    German publisher Strictly Limited Games is marking its second birthday with a pretty special announcement – it's bringing Taito’s Darius Cozmic Collection to the west. Previously only available in Japan, where it was initially released in physical form only, Darius Cozmic Collection brings...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Darius
    • Strictly Limited
  • News Playtonic's Steve Mayles Releases Special Donkey Kong Country Artwork To Mark Its 25th Birthday

    As other staffers share mementoes from the period

    Donkey Kong Country turned 25 yesterday, an event which is sure to have made many of us feel very old indeed. To celebrate the anniversary, Playtonic's Steve Mayles – who worked on the game during his tenure at Rare – has posted a special piece of artwork showcasing the game's heroes: Mayles...

    • Retro
    • Donkey Kong
    • Rare
    • SNES
  • News Pokémon Center London Will Return For The 2020 Pokémon World Championships

    Let's hope the queues are less painful next time

    The recent opening of the Pokémon Center London was something of a mixed bag; while it was great to have a dedicated (if temporary) store in the UK for Pokémon goods, the queues, l

    • Pokemon
    • UK
  • News Expect Even More Team Rocket Carnage In Pokémon GO This Sunday

    They're here to ruin your weekend...

    Team Rocket – or Team 'GO' Rocket, to be precise – has been causing all kinds of trouble in Pokémon GO lately, taking over PokéStops and capturing Pokémon to take part in their evil plans. Niantic has now announced that Team GO Rocket act

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
  • Gallery This Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Bedroom Mural Is Absolutely Stunning

    Wildly artistic

    Would you like to fall asleep in the kingdom of Hyrule every night? Perhaps you've already done this during a prolonged session of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch or Wii U. If so, you'll likely appreciate this absolutely stunning bedroom mural based on the land of Hyrule in Breath of the Wild. It's been created by...

    • Gallery
    • Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Bomberman-Inspired Multiplayer Game Ponpu Targeting A 2020 Switch Release

    "1 match easily turns into 20"

    Purple Tree Studio has revealed it is bringing its Bomberman-inspired multiplayer title Ponpu to the Switch and multiple other platforms in Q2 2020. Zordix will be responsible for the publishing side of things. In an official press release, the game was described as being hard to put down: It’s the kind of game...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hamster Is Bringing Konami's Hyper Sports To The Switch eShop Next Week

    On your marks, get set, go!

    Hamster is next week releasing Konami's 1984 title Hyper Sports on the Switch eShop for $7.99 / £6.29. The title arrives on 28th November and will allow up to four players to participate in seven events. These sports include swimming, skeet shooting, long horse, archery, triple jump, weight lifting, and pole vaulting...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Hamster
    • Arcade Archives
  • News Trover Saves The Universe Is Coming To Nintendo Switch On 28th November

    From the co-creator of Rick and Morty

    Squanch Games, established by Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland in 2016, has announced it is bringing its comedic and foul-mouthed adventure game Trover Saves the Universe to the Nintendo Switch later this month, on 28th November. If you buy the game when it is released, you'll get a special launch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Justin Roiland
    • VR
  • News Eevee Is Your Next Pokémon Funko Pop

    Coming soon to a store near you

    One of the most popular, cute and adorable Pokémon is the normal-type Eevee. This pocket monster has been around since the first generation and nowadays has its very own video game, Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! One thing Eevee hasn't got is its very own Funko Pop. At least until now. Following on from Pikachu, Funko...

    • Pokemon
    • Funko
    • Funko Pop
    • The Pokemon Company
    • Eevee
  • Reminder A Hat In Time Nyakuza Metro DLC Is Out Now On Nintendo Switch

    The adventures of Hat Kid continue

    Update - Fri 22nd Nov, 2019 00:50 GMT: Humble Bundle and Gears for Breakfast have now officially released the Nyakuza Metro DLC for A Hat In Time on the Nintendo Switch. This $6.99 / £3.99 DLC includes a new chapter, 10 new Time Pieces, a new sticker system, new flairs, new dyes, a new weapon, and a new purple...

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    • DLC

YesterdayThu, 21st Nov 2019

  • Feature Best Nintendo DS Games

    As voted for by you

    Today is the 15th anniversary of Nintendo DS' launch and in honour of the occasion we're bringing back this reader-voted list of the 50 best Nintendo DS games, originally published back in August. Remember, this ranking is governed by Nintendo Life User Ratings and even now it can change depending on the scores. Feel free to rate...

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    • Retro
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  • News Over 150 Switch Games Discounted In Nintendo Cyber Deals Sale (Europe)

    Up to 70% off top Switch titles

    Earlier this week Nintendo of Europe announced a number of first-party games on sale on the Nintendo eShop but now the full "Cyber Deals" sales list is here with over 150 games on sale from tomorrow. It's a big list, so search the page if you are looking for a specific title or sort using the column headings...

    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • Europe
    • Black Friday
  • Random Super Mario Land Has Been Ported To The SNES, And It Looks Amazing

    If only it were official

    Super Mario Land is one of the most beloved entries in the early Mario canon, despite the fact you can finish it in an evening and it has rather crude visuals, even by Game Boy standards. Still, it was, for many gamers, their first taste of 'Mario-on-the-move', and its gloriously oddball shooter levels, engaging soundtrack...

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  • News Alien: Isolation Release Date Confirmed For Nintendo Switch

    Not long to wait now...

    Update (Thu 21st Nov, 2019 11:30 GMT): Alien's Isolation's release date has been confirmed for 5th December 2019. Original Story (Thu 31st Oct, 2019 16:20 GMT:) Given all of the amazing games we've had this year on Switch, it's easy to forget that the superb Alien: Isolation is still on its way in 2019 – but thankfully,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Alien: Isolation
    • Video
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield Is The Fastest-Selling Switch Game Yet

    Update: Over 6 million sales, the 'highest-grossing' Pokémon launch in the US

    Update: Pokémon Sword and Shield certainly got off to an excellent start in Japan (see the original story below), and the country's official Pokémon Twitter account has now tweeted that sales have been very good elsewhere, too. According to the tweet and an official...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Japan
    • Sales Figures
  • Hardware Review SNK Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro - Better Than The Capcom Home Arcade?

    UPDATE: 20 hidden games revealed!

    After the initial flurry of interest in micro-consoles – triggered largely due to the release of the excellent NES and SNES Classic Editions – we've seen some pretty left-field entries into this niche sector of the hardware market. SNK's Neo Geo Mini added an

    • Features
    • Hardware Review
    • SNK
    • Neo Geo
  • News Isabelle's Twitter Account Will No Longer Provide Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Updates

    Lloid the gyroid is now in charge

    If you thought Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on mobile might be wrapping up with the new game on the horizon, think again. To mark the game's second anniversary, last weekend Nintendo announced a new paid membership service. Now, in another surprising move, Nintendo is starting up a standalone Pocket Camp Twitter...

    • Nintendo
    • Mobile
    • Animal Crossing
  • Review Black Future '88 - A Frantic Cyberpunk Classic

    Cyber delight

    Everybody’s been bitten by the cyberpunk bug recently, with CD Projekt Red’s long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 finally being unleashed on the world next year. There’s no word as of yet regarding whether the futuristic adventure will be following The Witcher 3's leather-booted footsteps over to Nintendo’s machine, but those waiting...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Black Future 88
  • Nintendo Download 21st November (North America)

    The Touryst! Narcos! Black Future '88!

    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: Narcos: Rise of the Cartels (Curve Digital,...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Shiny Pokémon Have Two Types Of Animations In Pokémon Sword And Shield

    Squares and stars

    Can you believe it? Pokémon Sword and Shield are nearly one week old. In this short time frame, players have learned a lot about the new entries. One of the more interesting discoveries is the two different types of shiny animations. This adds an extra layer to the hunt for shiny Pokémon. If you do encounter a shiny in the wild,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Famitsu Reveals New Details About Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

    New screenshots also shared

    After the troubled Wii U generation, Nintendo seemingly decided to port all of its major titles from this console across to the Switch. It started out with games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and followed on with titles such as Pokkén Tournament DX and eventually New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. One of its next releases to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Famitsu
  • Nintendo Download 21st November (Europe)

    Children of Morta! Narcos! Bubble Bobble 4 Friends!

    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: Children of Morta (11 bit...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Hardware Review Hyperkin Admiral - Wireless N64 Controller Goodness

    Cut the cord

    Anyone who's ever crammed around a TV with a Nintendo 64, GoldenEye 007 and a few friends will know the struggles that the short cord on the N64's controller caused. Few companies have tried to remedy this in the past with controller extensions – and controllers that just don't hit the mark – but no one has really succeeded...

    • Features
    • Hardware Review
    • Retro
    • N64
    • Hyperkin
  • Review Romancing SaGa 3 - A JRPG Classic That's Often Quite Hard To Love

    "You and me could write a bad romance"

    It would take years to fully play through the entirety of Square Enix’s seemingly bottomless back catalogue of RPGs, and though the company is best known for genre stalwarts such as Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, there’s also a staggering number of ‘other’ offerings that – for some reason or another...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Romancing SaGa 3
  • Japanese Charts Pokémon Sword And Shield Debut In Top Spot, As Switch Sales Continue To Rise

    And Minecraft reaches one million sales

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 11th - 17th November, reconfirming the strong start for Pokémon Sword and Shield. As previously revealed, the new entries have now sold more than 1.3 million copies, making it the fastest-selling Switch title within this region. Luigi's Mansion 3 has now d

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • Japan
    • Pokemon
  • Video Nintendo's Latest Switch Commercial Perfectly Underlines The Console's Broad Appeal

    "Play together anytime, anywhere"

    Remember how muddled the marketing was for the Wii U? Nintendo didn't have a clue how to 'sell' the concept of the system, and this undoubtedly contributed to its lacklustre commercial performance. However, with Switch, the company isn't making the same mistake twice and its promotional activities have been pretty...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
    • Videos
  • News Minecraft On Switch Becomes Xbox Game Studios' First Game In Japan To Reach One Million Physical Sales

    Congratulations Microsoft

    Microsoft has had a tough time in Japan on the video game front. The latest iteration of its Xbox system shifts a handful of units per week within the region and the company's first-party offerings often struggle to appeal to Japanese players. While it's not going so well for the Xbox or its library of games, one...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Minecraft
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox
    • Mojang
  • News Nintendo Stock Value Rises Thanks To Pokémon Sword And Shield Success

    Increased Switch sales will have helped, too

    The robust performance of Pokémon Sword and Shield combined with increased hardware sales has caused Nintendo's stock price to jump to its highest point since May 2018. Nintendo's stock price is currently $49.54, while at the close of May 2018, it rose to $50.05 before dropping down to a low of $31.91...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Business
    • Pokemon
  • Anniversary It's Been 20 Years Since We First Glimpsed Johto In Pokémon Gold And Silver

    Two decades of Gen II

    November has historically been a busy month for big video game releases as companies look to get their marquee titles on shop shelves in the run-up to the holidays. Earlier this week the European version of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 64 celebrated its 20th anniversary and today its the turn of Pokémon Gold and Silver to...

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    • Pokémon
    • Pokémon Gold and Silver
  • Anniversary Feel Old Everyone, Donkey Kong Country Turns 25 Today

    And the birthdays keep on comin'!

    Hmm. It's almost like video games themselves are conspiring to make us feel our age recently. Earlier this week Super Smash Bros. turned 20 in the PAL region, and today we posted about Pokémon Gold and Silver re

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    • Donkey Kong
    • Rare
    • Retro
  • Deals Get A Year Of Switch Online Family Membership For Under £25

    That's £3.10 per user

    Nintendo Switch Online is slowly but surely evolving into something pretty special, thanks to the recent addition of SNES games and the fact that it enables you to store save data in the cloud (oh, and play online, of course). One of the best ways of getting fully involved is to get yourself a

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
    • UK
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Get Christmas And New Year Wrapped Up With Goodies From The Japanese My Nintendo Store

    Platinum points at the ready, Japan!

    The abundance of cool little physical things turning up on the Japanese My Nintendo store is certainly nothing new. While it rarely contains things to truly make us consider how many platinum points we've got sitting on our mostly dormant Japanese Nintendo account (let alone work out how we'd get them shipped to...

    • My Nintendo
    • Japan
    • Merchandise
  • News Langrisser I & II Lands A 2020 Release Date In The West

    Check out the changes

    It has been confirmed that Langrisser I & II will launch on March 10th, 2020 in North America and March 13th in Europe, while Australia and New Zealand will get the game on March 20th. A double-pack which remasters two classic Mega Drive SPRGs from the '90s, this collection features new visuals and voice acting, as well as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Langrisser
  • News Nyan Cat: Lost In Space Brings Rainbows, Pop-Tarts And Memes To Switch Next Week

    Vintage 2011 memery

    Internet denizens who can remember back 8 long years ago will no doubt recall the rainbow-trailing, Pop-Tart-bodied feline Nyan Cat which took over the world wide web for a good while. Originating in an animated GIF before being set to music in a YouTube video, Nyan Cat is now headed to Switch in the appropriately titled Nyan...

    • Switch eShop
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    • Nyan Cat
  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield's Sinistea: How To Find And Evolve Into Polteageist

    More left-handed tea, vicar?

    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 tiny and wonderful Sinistea, which can be found primarily in Glimwood Tangle, just south of the town of Ballonlea. Pokémon don't really like showing their faces in...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Sword and Shield
    • Find and Evolve
  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield's Toxel: How To Find And Evolve Into Toxtricity, Amped And Low Key

    Nature, nature; high voltage

    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 tiny and undeniably baby-like Toxel, who can be found most easily by speaking to the Breeder found inside the Pokémon Nursery on Route 5, as shown in the image...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Sword and Shield
    • Find and Evolve
  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield's Clobbopus: How To Find And Evolve Into Grapploct

    Not what you might th-ink

    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 adorable Clobbopus, who can be found primarily on Route 9, just west of Spikemuth. Whilst you can also catch its evolution

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Sword and Shield
    • Find and Evolve

Wednesday20th Nov 2019

  • News Get The Black Friday Feeling Early With The Switch eShop Cyber Deals Sale

    Starts Friday in Europe, over 150 digital discounts

    With Black Friday looming upon us, Nintendo has announced its Cyber Deals sale for 2019 and it looks to feature some choice cuts from the Switch's considerable library. We've already seen Nintendo's North American Black Friday sales plans and now Europe is getting in on the action. Over 150 games,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Deals
    • Sales
  • News Samurai Shodown Is Still On Course For 2019 Release In Japan, Pre-Load Now Available

    While the western version is scheduled for early 2020

    Update (Wed 20th Nov, 2019 18:00 GMT): The news that the western launch of Samurai Shodown wouldn't be happening until 2020 had some people assuming the that the Japanese version – pencilled in for 12th December – would also be impacted. However, that's not the case and you can pre-load the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
    • SNK
  • News Sakurai On Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Becoming Best-Selling Fighting Game of All Time

    His thoughts on Terry's inclusion, plus more

    The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu has been released, and once again we are treated to a column written by Masahiro Sakurai. This is a summary of the column, as translated by Nintendo Life. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has exceeded the lifetime sales of Street Fighter II to become the best-selling...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Famitsu
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Rumour Crash Bandicoot Might Be Returning In A Completely "New" Game

    Comeback king

    At the start of this year, Activision revealed the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy had shifted more than 10 million units worldwide. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled followed this and managed to finish in first place on multiple occa

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    • Crash Bandicoot
    • Activision
  • News Brand New Pokémon Sword And Shield Spirits Are Being Added To Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Gotta catch 'em all

    Following on from last week's generic Pokémon event, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now hosting a special Pokémon Sword and Shield event. The best news is it adds brand new spirits to the game! The event itself starts this Friday on 22nd November and will run for a total of five days, so you have plenty of time to catch 'em...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Pokemon
  • News Sonic's Movie Redesign Reportedly Cost Paramount Less Than $5 Million

    Not the rumoured $35 million

    When the Sonic movie director Jeff Fowler announced the blue blur would receive a makeover, it admittedly left us wondering how much it was going to cost Paramount Pictures, financially. There was a tweet that went viral, suggesting the redesign would cost $35 million – increasing the film's total budget to $125...

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    • Movie
    • Paramount
    • Sega
  • News Level-5's Snack World Is Finally Making Its Way To The West

    Coming to Switch early next year

    Level-5's Snack World is finally making its western console debut in Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl – Gold, which is due to launch Nintendo Switch on 14th February 2020. A fantasy RPG with a storyline that combines humour and technology, Snack World is part of a multimedia franchise which includes toys, TV shows...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Snack World
  • News Bandai Namco's Latest Switch Game Will Turn Your Joy-Con Into A Fishing Rod

    But it's only coming to Japan at the moment...

    Remember that wacky Bakuchou Bar Hunter title Bandai Namco released on the 3DS in Japan, complete with bolt-on fishing rod accessory? Well, the series is now making the leap to Nintendo Switch in the form of Bakutsuri Hunters, which launches in Japan next month. The game is a fishing RPG which comes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • Review Animus: Harbinger - A Budget Dark Souls Clone Which Needed More Polish

    Diet Souls

    Animus: Harbinger attempts to take the well-worn Dark Souls style of slow, methodical combat and create a boss-rush game that sees you battle your way through a total of twenty-one small arena levels, defeating a handful of run-of-the-mill enemies before taking on an area boss in order to gain new weapons, grab upgrade shards and money to...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Smash Bros. Melee Player Invents Hand-Warming GameCube Controller

    Warm-up

    Have you ever played a game of Smash Bros. until your hands were numb? Well then, this might be the controller for you. Introducing the hand-warming GameCube pad – an invention by a competitive Super Smash Bros. Melee player known as Morne, who is located in Southern California. Morne has been working on a prototype for a year now, and...

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    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Dungeon-Crawling RPG Moero Chronicle Hyper Is Receiving A Limited Run Physical Release On Switch

    Pre-orders open on 26th November

    Idea Factory International has teamed up with Limited Run Games to release its dungeon-crawling RPG Moero Chronicle Hyper on the Nintendo Switch in physical form. Pre-orders for the standard version of this game will start on 26th November alongside a physical pre-order of Mary Skelter 2 on the Switch and will set...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games
  • Review Thief of Thieves: Season One - More Of A Snore Than A Score

    Like Inspector Clouseau, but without the comedy

    It's not hard to see what Rival Games was thinking with Thief of Thieves. Take a long-running comic series by Robert Kirkman, co-creator of The Waking Dead, give it the Telltale Games treatment with fancy cel-shaded comic book stylings, add some Hitman-lite sneaking about in trendy European locations...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Thief of Thieves
  • News R.B.I. Baseball 20's Trailer Is Curiously Lacking In Gameplay Footage

    But hey, it's got lots of Christian Yelich!

    It's fair to say that the R.B.I. Baseball series hasn't had the best run on Switch. We gave the 2017 edition was given a scathing 3/10 review, while R.B.I. Baseball 18 did little better, chalking up 4 out of 10. Still, with last year's game improving enough to score 6/10 in our review

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • R.B.I. Baseball
  • News Another Free Labo VR Mini-Game Has Been Released

    Explore the moon in VR

    Nintendo has done a great job of supporting its innovative Labo VR kit with free mini-games, and we've just been gifted yet another today. Dubbed 'Lunar Exploration', the game tasks you with hopping into a lunar rover and exploring the surface of the earth's only natural satellite. To download the game, head over to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Labo
    • Labo VR
  • News The Co-Op Mechanics Of Gears 5's Robot Assistant Were Inspired By Super Mario Galaxy

    "We thought about how we would deal with this from a beginner's perspective"

    Super Mario Galaxy was a groundbreaking video game for a number of reasons, but one of the key innovations was the fact that a second player could join the fun even if they lacked the skill to control Mario's planet-hopping abilities. By connecting a second Wii Remote, the...

    • Super Mario
    • Xbox
    • Wii
  • News Fantasy Strike Brings The Fight To All Platforms Next Month With Full Cross-Play Support

    "Sony has finally allowed us to convert to full crossplay"

    Cross-play is a great way of uniting and sustaining video game communities for prolonged periods. We've seen it in big-name titles like Fortnite and Rocket League, and as of next month, the indie fighting game Fantasy Strike will include full cross-play support. While cross-play was already...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Don Your Spacesuit For Hilarity, Heartbreak And Point-And-Click Puzzles In Still There, Out Today On Switch

    Floating in a most peculiar way

    What do you do if you've got issues and want to escape them? Why go into outer space of course! No-one can hear you scream (or do anything at all) there! Unfortunately, as we've learned from many a science fiction film, space is filled with psychological trauma and point-and-click adventure game Still There taps into...

    • Switch eShop
    • Still There
  • News Pikachu Brings Miles Of Smiles To This Year's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Bigger than its Gigantamax form?

    This year, for the 19th consecutive year in a row – no, we can't believe it either – Pikachu will be taking part in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Perhaps this gigantic Pikachu is more appropriate than ever, now that Dynamax and Gigantamax Pokémon exist. Here's the announcement via...

    • Pokemon
    • Pikachu
    • North America

Tuesday19th Nov 2019

  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield Galar Pokédex - Full Gen 8 List Including Returning Pokémon

    The full Galar Pokédex from Pokémon Sword and Shield

    Pokémon Sword and Shield has arrived! To celebrate, our sparkling new database below features the full Galar Pokédex, including the 81 new Gen 8 Pokémon and all the returning Pocket Monsters from previous generations - that's 400 in total! Use the tool below to find out about the new Pokémon...

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  • Random Now People Are Blaming Pokémon Sword And Shield For Bricked Consoles

    The drama never stops

    Despite lighting up the sales charts and earning decent reviews, Pokémon Sword and Shield has been the subject of some pretty negative press recently. Some of its appears justified – such as reports that the digital version of the game is

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Random Pokémon Sword And Shield Players Are Reportedly Experiencing Issues With Their Roku Devices

    Update: A fix has arrived

    Update 2 - Tue 19th Nov, 2019 03:25 GMT: Roku has now released a fix (via The Verge): We are aware of an issue when using Nintendo Switch and the latest Pokémon game impacting a limited number of Roku devices. We are rolling out a software update to resolve it and impacted users can check for the update by going into...

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    • Pokemon
  • Random Pokémon Sword And Shield's Ending Has A Pretty Embarrassing Mistake

    How soon before Nintendo fixes it?

    We're firmly of the opinion that Pokémon Sword And Shield – while not perfect – is a fine video game that has clearly had a lot of blood, sweat and tears invested in it. However, it would seem that in the effort to get the title to market, developer Game Freak slipped up a little when it came to creating the...

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

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

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

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Sword and Shield
    • Guides
    • Find and Evolve
  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield Easter Eggs - Things You Might Have Missed

    It's the little things

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

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Sword and Shield
  • News You'll Need Hi-tech Earbuds To Adjust The Volume In Pokémon Sword And Shield

    Find this item or go without volume sliders

    If you've been playing Pokémon Sword and Shield since it was released, you've probably already got the Hi-Tech Earbuds. If you haven't found them or heard about what they do though, you might want to keep reading. In order to adjust the volume in Sword or Shield, you'll need to first locate this in-game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield's Pokédex Contains A Dire Warning About Climate Change

    Take heed...

    Pokémon Sword And Shield may be set in a fantasy world that, in many ways, is quite different from our own, but it would seem that even the realm of Pocket Monsters has the same worries and concerns as ours – and that includes the thorny issue of global warming. The game's Pokédex is being used to illustrate the dangers of climate...

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

    Maka the monster evolve

    Pokémon have always had various ways of evolving into new beasties, and Pokémon Sword and Shield are no different. One of these curious contenders is the chilly little Galarian Darumaka, which can be found primarily on Route 8, just south of Circhester, and Route 10, just south

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Sword and Shield
    • Find and Evolve
  • News Nintendo's Tokyo Store Is Set to Open This Friday, And It's Looking Amazing

    More merch than you can toss a Pikmin at!

    The Parco Store in Shibuya, Tokyo has been closed for renovations since spring of this year. However, that will change this Friday, November 22nd. With its grand reopening, the public will finally have access to the Nintendo Tokyo Store. Journalists in Japan have recently had the opportunity to go in and...

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    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Store
    • Japan
    • Accessories
  • Review Bee Simulator - An Interesting Idea That Never Really Takes Flight

    To Bee or not to Bee? That is the question

    For many years, simulator games were previously the preserve of uber-serious players, keen to try out loving recreations of pastimes that could charitably be called dull. If a game had ‘Simulator’ in the title, it was a clear sign that it’d be an admirably straight-faced experience, with a focus on...

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  • News Mario Kart Tour Celebrates The Festive Season In Its Latest Update

    And updates the controls

    Lakitu's latest video for Mario Kart Tour has revealed the next big update (out today) is the Winter Tour. This update adds in the Mario Kart DS track DK Pass, three new drivers, new karts and gliders, and updates the control system. Here's a bit about the control update at the 1:30 mark: Now you can steer and drift...

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  • News Sonic X Is Headed To Netflix Next Month

    In North America, at least

    With all of this chatter regarding the upcoming live-action Sonic movie, it's easy to forget that there have been other attempts to bring the character to life outside of video games – including more than one animated cartoon series. With that in mind, it's worth noting that on December 1st, seasons one and two of Sonic...

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  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Leads Nintendo's Nominations For The Game Awards 2019

    Plenty of Nintendo nom nom noms

    The nominations for this year's Game Awards, the annual show hosted and organised by Geoff Keighley, have been posted and Nintendo has a good showing with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gaining a nomination for Game of the Year. One of six games to receive a nomination, the others are Remedy's Control, Hideo Kojima's...

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  • News Nintendo Switch Looks Set To End PS4's Five-Year Reign In The UK

    UK Switch sales spike 30%

    For the past five years, Sony has ruled the roost in the UK hardware sales charts. The PS4 is the territory's undisputed champion with millions of consoles safely installed in millions of living rooms. However, it would seem that Nintendo's recent robust performance is going to change things up a little. Retail data...

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

    Appropriately unexpected

    Pokémon have always had various ways of evolving into new beasties, and Pokémon Sword and Shield are no different. One of these curious contenders is the majestic Galarian Farfetch'd. You can find them primarily on Route 5, just east of the town of Turffield, but only in Poké

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  • Random So, Someone Made A Portable SNES Out Of... A SNES

    Because why not?

    Over the past few years, we've seen hackers and modders create some pretty impressive pieces of hardware based on existing classic systems. Portable N64s, GameCubes and even Wii Us have come and gone, each one trying to turn a beloved platform into something subtly different.

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  • News High-Quality Super Nintendo Poster Set Up For Grabs On My Nintendo (Europe)

    And go in the draw to win a SNES Mini

    Fancy some new Super Nintendo games for the Switch Online service? How about some themed posters instead? If you happen to be located in Europe, you can now redeem and order an exclusive set of posters from the My Nintendo Store. This poster set is priced at 300 Platinum Points and features three iconic SNES...

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  • Review REKT! High Octane Stunts - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Meets Rocket League

    Big stunts with tiny cars on the cheap!

    The eShop’s virtual shelves are getting ever more crowded with each passing week. Can the extremely inexpensive game REKT! possibly be anything other than another putrid attempt to break into the Switch Shovelware Hall of Shame? Get ready for a shocker: good things sometimes do come in cheap packages. There...

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  • News Travel Back To An Alternate World War II In Broken Lines, A Tactical RPG Coming To Switch Next Year

    Are we back?

    There's a new tactical RPG coming to Switch in 'early 2020' and it's taking us back to World War II. Broken Lines takes place in a different World War II, though; an alternate WWII. How exactly it differs from the established history and timeline isn't outlined in the official press release (maybe Old Biff travelled back even further?),...

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  • Guide Cheapest Nintendo Switch And Switch Lite Console Deals

    Update: ASDA and Currys kick off Black Friday early in the UK

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

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  • News The Witcher Showrunner Doesn't See "Rabid" Fans As The Enemy

    "I really want to take their enthusiasm and grow"

    Despite the fact the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher is an adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's best-selling fantasy novels, there's still likely to be fans of the popular video game series tuning in next month to see Henry Cavill's performance as Geralt. Obviously, there are high expectations from...

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

    KISS that Linoone goodbye

    Pokémon have always had various ways of evolving into new beasties, and Pokémon Sword and Shield are no different. One of these curious contenders is the monochromatic Galarian Zigzagoon, which can be found all over the Wild Area, but you're better off looking on Routes 2 and

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  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield's Milcery: How To Find And Evolve Into Alcremie

    Don't -cery for Mil- Argentina

    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 easily overlooked Milcery, which can be found primarily on Route 4, just south of the town of Turffield. You won't s

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  • News Finally, We're Getting A Game Where The Objective Is To Say No Rather Than Yes

    Don't be a 'Yes Man' any longer

    We're so used to saying 'yes' to everything in video games – and life – that it's refreshing to hear that someone is actually making a game where the opposite objective is key. Say No! More from Thunderful Publishing and Studio Fizbin is exactly that; it's a title "about defending yourself against mean colleagues...

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  • Anniversary Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 64 Is Now 20 Years Old In Europe

    Smashin' it mate

    It's time for the birthday bumps! Yes, with time moving irrevocably and irritatingly forward, the original Super Smash Bros. turned 20 today - or a version of it did. Having had its Japanese launch in January 1999 and its North American debut in April, Europe finally received the N64 crossover brawler on 19th November exactly two...

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  • News Beam Kirby Joins Good-Smile's Ever-Expanding Collection Of Nintendo Nendoroid Figures

    Absolutely beaming

    The Good-Smile Company has been steadily adding Nintendo characters both classic and new to its cute series of Nendoroid figures and earlier this year we saw a collection of planned figures revealed from series such as Splatoon, Fire Emblem, The Legend of Zelda an

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  • Video Check Out Darksiders Genesis' New Creature Core System

    Tailor the game to your style

    Airship Syndicate and THQ Nordic have just released a new trailer for the upcoming Darksiders Genesis which shows off the game's innovative new "Creature Core" system. This feature allows players to upgrade their character's battle skills by collecting the titular cores after killing enemies and end-of-level bosses...

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  • Guide How To Claim Your Free Pikachu Or Eevee In Pokémon Sword And Shield If You've Played Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu! Or Let's Go Eevee!

    Pikachu, I choose you! Again!

    You may have heard that any Pokémon Sword and Shield players that also have a Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu! or Let's Go Eevee! can claim a free Pikachu or Eevee depending on the save file they have on their Switch. This is indeed true! Anyone with a save file for either Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go...

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Monday18th Nov 2019

  • News This Official Switch Lite Flip Cover Looks Perfect For Keeping Your Console Safe

    Update: Confirmed for UK, AUS and now North America

    Update (18th Nov, 14:45): Already confirmed for other parts of the world, we've now had word that the stylish Switch Lite Flip Cover is coming to North America on December 8th, with a retail price of $39.99. Update (3rd Sep, 10:45): Great news, folks! The official Switch Lite Flip Cover has been...

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  • News PlayStation Is Taking Part In A Japanese Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

    Yes, you read that correctly

    Japanese magazine Famitsu is holding a special 'corporate' Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament on November 22nd which involves some pretty notable companies – and the list of firms featured has thrown up a rather big surprise. Contesting the tournament alongside companies such as Sun-Star, Sugiko and Plaza is...

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  • News Axed Pokémon Are Being Added To Sword And Shield By Industrious Modders

    Where there's a will...

    As we're all painfully aware by now, Pokémon Sword and Shield does not include a complete National Pokédex, and a great many veteran 'mon have been left out of the game. However, where there's a will, there's a way, and modders are already hard at work filling in the gaps where they can. Twitter user SciresM has been...

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  • News Luigi Almost Looked Very Different In Super Mario Odyssey

    "We considered a drastic costume change for Luigi"

    Luigi has long since moved on from being a palette-swapped second player to a fully-fledged hero in his own right – heck, he even has his own series of video games these days – but he sadly isn't a playable choice in Super Mario Odyssey, the most recent mainline Mario title. However, while he m

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

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

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

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  • Review Children Of Morta - This Enjoyable Rogue-Lite Is A Family Affair

    The family that slays together stays together

    There's absolutely no shortage of excellent retro-pixel style roguelikes and rogue-lites on Switch, with the likes of Enter the Gungeon, The Binding of Isaac, Crypt of the Necrodancer and Dead Cells being just a few of

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  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield Beats Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order To Claim Number One Spot (UK)

    Second biggest launch for the series in the region

    Pokémon Sword and Shield has enjoyed a massive opening week in the UK sales charts, holding off Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to claim the number one spot – making it the biggest system exclusive game of 2019. Pokémon Sword on its own is the third biggest physical game launch of the year,...

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  • News Jeff Kaplan Answers Which Nintendo Character He'd Most Like To See In Overwatch 2

    A link between franchises

    In a recent quick-fire video interview with Overwatch's Game Director Jeff Kaplan, Game Informer asked the Blizzard VP not only which Overwatch character he'd love to see join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster (which

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  • Gallery Casio Celebrates 25 Years Of Baby-G With This Amazing Pokémon Watch

    Complete with a hidden Pikachu!

    As one of gaming's leading franchises, it's no surprise that Pokémon has enjoyed some eye-catching crossover collaborations over the years – and now we've got another. To mark the 25th anniversary of its Baby-G watch range, Casio has created a limited edition watch which focuses on the 25th Pokémon in the...

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  • News A Sonic Mania-Style 'Drop Dash' Almost Made It Into Sonic 3

    New Sonic 3 prototype surfaces

    One of Sonic Mania's most unique gameplay features was the addition of a 'drop dash' move which allows characters to roll into a wrecking ball the moment they hit the ground – but it turns out we almost had this move in Sonic 3, which was released decades earlier. A prototype version of the third Sonic game has...

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  • Review Headsnatchers - Multiplayer Mayhem Mangled By Manky Controls

    Don’t lose your head

    Headsnatchers is a surprisingly unique party game in which you need to, er… snatch the heads off your opponent’s bodies in order to score points. This may be by kicking the head into a football (soccer to those on the other side of the pond) goal, slam-dunking the head into a basketball hoop, or climbing to the top of a...

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  • Guide Pokémon Type Effectiveness And Weaknesses Explained

    Rock, Paper, Scissors... Fairy? Check out our Pokémon type chart

    Since the very beginning the Pokémon series has depended on a delicate Rock-Paper-Scissors-style balance to its Pokémon battles which keep the series fresh and exciting. Once you know the basic strengths and weaknesses of the different types, you can work towards constructing a...

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Sunday17th Nov 2019

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

    Where's Wurmple?

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

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  • Guide How To Buy Nintendo Switch Games From The Japanese eShop - Region Free Accounts

    How to buy games from any region

    One of the most exciting features of the Nintendo Switch is the fact that it's region free, a welcome move for a Nintendo home console. While it's a much-lauded feature, Nintendo won't be publishing any tutorials on how to set up multiple accounts any time soon, so this guide is here to help you out. After all, why...

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  • Feature Best Super Mario Games Of All Time

    All the mainline Marios ranked

    What's the best Mario game ever? Where do you even begin to rank them? Let's face it, any of the games in the top 10 could justifiably take the top spot. All of them could easily be somebody's 'best game of all time', and there'll always be someone who believes the series peaked with The Lost Levels. That's an opinion...

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

    Get your hands on Wormadam and Mothim

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

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Exclusives

    Games you can only play on Nintendo Switch

    The Nintendo Switch has become home to a great many games in a relatively short space of time. A great deal of them have appeared on other platforms, whether celebrated indie games or huge AAA releases getting a second wind on Nintendo's handheld hybrid. However, the console is also home to a clutch of...

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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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  • 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 100 possible...

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  • Guide Untitled Goose Game Walkthrough - Puzzle Solutions And To-Do List Objectives

    How to be a horrible goose

    Untitled Goose Game is a game in which you assume the role of an annoying waterfowl and cause merry mayhem in a sleepy village, just because you can. It's a sandbox title which rewards experimentation, but there are a set number of objectives you have to undertake if you want to complete it. We've covered the entire game...

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch 3D Platformers

    Workin' the Z-axis

    Ah, the 3D platformer. Ever since Super Mario 64 landed and showed everyone just how good three-dimensional platforming could be, there have been developers hoping to capture just a smidgen of that game’s magic. It was a tough act to follow, even for the plumber himself, but his latest outing on Switch has him at the very top of...

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  • Feature Why You'll Never Get To Play Your Favourite Retro Game On Switch

    Companies really do want your money, but at the right price

    A few weeks ago while scrolling through Twitter, a particular video clip caught our eye. It showed Slipstream, a 1995 F1 arcade game from Capcom. Using Sega’s System 32 board, it was produced in very limited quantities for the Latin American market and never saw wide release. As you can...

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  • Reminder Obtain A Special Gigantamax Meowth In Pokémon Sword And Shield Via Mystery Gift

    An early-purchase bonus

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

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

    Gotta watch it all

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

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  • Reminder Select ACA Neo Geo Fighting Games On The Switch eShop Are Currently 50% Off

    Celebrating the release of Terry Bogard in Smash Ultimate

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

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  • News A New Paid Membership Service Is Being Added To Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

    Thanks, Nook

    When Mario Kart Tour made its debut on mobile back in September, fans of the long-running series got quite the shock when it was discovered the free-to-play game contained a Gold Pass subscription system. Now, a few months later, Nintendo has announced a new paid membership service for its two-year-old game, Animal Crossing: Pocket...

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  • Guide Zelda Link's Awakening Walkthrough Part Six - Martha's Bay and Catfish's Maw

    Also: That Time Link Helped a Goat Catfish a Legendary Game Developer

    In an eventful part five, Link travelled to the Yarna Desert and Angler’s Tunnel, emerging with the Flippers that will allow him to swim in Koholint’s many rivers and lakes. Plunging into part six, we’ll be progressing the Trading Quest nearly to its conclusion, before...

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  • Guide Zelda Link's Awakening Walkthrough Part Three - BowWow, Goponga Swamp and the Bottle Grotto

    Rescue a razor-toothed, oddly spherical dog and try not to bottle it in dungeon number two

    In our last guide, we left Link as he emerged triumphantly from the Tail Cave with the Full Moon Cello and Roc’s Feather, a magical item that has gifted him the rare and wonderful ability to… err, jump. In part three of his continuing adventures, we deal...

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  • Guide Zelda Link's Awakening Walkthrough Part Eight - Bird Key and Eagle's Tower

    Plus: Locating the Frog’s Song of Soul and Reviving Poultry

    With six dungeons looted for their instruments and Link upgrading his power bracelet in part seven of our guide, we’re closing in on the Link’s Awakening endgame. In part seven, we will gather songs and allies necessary for accessing the tower in the Eastern Tal Tal Mountain Range,...

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  • Guide Zelda Link's Awakening Walkthrough Part Seven - Ancient Ruins, Face Key and Face Shrine

    The Trading Sequence Concludes and Link Learns the Secrets of Koholint Island

    Chaperoning a pink ghost back to its grave, delivering letters for goats and getting his hands on the hookshot: Link had an eventful Part Six. In Part Seven, we’ll finally get the Magnifying Glass and Boomerang, before glimpsing the truth of Koholint Island in the...

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  • Guide Zelda Link's Awakening Walkthrough Part Five - Yarna Desert, Mountain Waterfall And Angler's Tunnel

    Animal Village! Dream Shrine! Wake Up a Walrus! Goo Goo G'joob!

    Previously in our guide to Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Link earned himself some fresh new kicks (the Pegasus Boots) and dashed through the Key Cavern. Part five will see him seeking out Yarna Desert, serenading a sleeping Walrus, and entering the Angler’s Tunnel to deliver cold steel...

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  • Review The Lord Of The Rings: Adventure Card Game - Can Be Rather Hobbit-Forming If You Let It

    All hands on deck

    Having found success as a more traditional tabletop card game, the artist formerly known as The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game has finally made the transition to the world of virtual decks. Having emerged from Early Access on PC, The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game arrives on consoles with cross-play and all the story...

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  • Guide Zelda Link's Awakening Walkthrough Part One - Mabe Village

    Lost on Koholint Island? Read our in-progress walkthrough to the classic Zelda game

    With the release of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening on Nintendo Switch, Zelda remake powerhouse Grezzo has returned to the series’ first portable outing, allowing a new generation to experience this charming adventure for the first time. Whether you...

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  • Guide Zelda Link's Awakening Walkthrough Part Four - Kanalet Castle Golden Leaves And The Key Cavern

    We’ve got the leaves. We’ve got the secrets. We’ve got the key to another cave.

    In part three of our guide to Zelda: Link’s Awakening, we saw Link continue his decades-long vendetta against all forms of pottery (thanks to a fabulous new power bracelet), though not before he’d taken a chain chomp for a pleasant walk. In part four, we’ll...

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  • Guide Zelda Link's Awakening Walkthrough Part Two - The Mysterious Forest And Tail Cave

    Throw Magic Powder at Forest Animals and Venture into Link’s Awakening’s first dungeon

    In part two of our guide to Zelda: Link’s Awakening, we journey into the Mysterious Forest to locate the key to Tail Cave and explore the game’s first dungeon. The Mysterious Forest Walkthrough: The Mysterious Forest: Retrieving The Key To The First...

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  • Video Watch Google Lens Bring The Pokémon Sword And Shield Japanese Box Art To Life

    The future is here

    The Pokémon Company is promoting the release of Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch in Japan with the assistance of Google Lens. In case you didn't know, this is a mobile application that allows you to "search what you see" and "understand the world around you" using just a camera or a photo, according to the official...

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  • Review Stay Cool, Kobayashi-san!: A River City Ransom Story - A Neat Bonus, But That's About It

    Hot-Blooded Tough Guy Kobayashi Side Story

    Unless you are a hardcore Kunio fanatic, there's a good chance that "Kobayashi who?" might be the first thing that goes through your head as you read this, so it's best we start off this review with a small introduction. Kobayashi Masao is both leader and strongest member of Reihō Academy’s Shitennō –...

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  • Poll Box Art Brawl #17 - Ninja Gaiden

    Or Shadow Warriors to us and our PALs

    Roll up, roll up for Box Art Brawl, the contest where regionally different covers of the same game battle each other to see which one stands up to the scrutiny and discerning eyes of the modern era. Last week 49% of you decreed that the Japanese cover of Banjo-Tooie was better than the rest, with the North...

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Saturday16th Nov 2019

  • Guide Pokémon GO IVs - How To Check A Pokémon's IVs Using An IV Calculator

    IV no idea

    Each Pokémon in Pokémon GO has three IVs, or Individual Values, which determine that particular Pokémon's HP, defence, and attack scores. These are determined at random, and there's no way at present to change a Pokémon's IVs directly. IVs in Pokémon GO are almost as mysterious as Legendary Pokémon. You know they're there because...

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  • Guide Luigi's Mansion 3 - Gem Locations And Gem Maps For Every Floor

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Guide How To Set Up A Nintendo Switch Online Family Group

    Family Membership explained

    Nintendo Switch Online has two different membership options: Individual and Family. Individual is ideal for households that only contain a single Nintendo Switch, but those that have two or more will save money by opting for a Family. A Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership costs $19.99 / £17.99 annually, though...

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

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

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

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  • Feature Best Super Smash Bros. Games Of All Time

    What's the ultimate Super Smash Bros.?

    When Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arrived on Switch and brought with it every single fighter from the series' history, it sent us back through the older games. With the original Super Smash Bros. now over 20 years old, and the m

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

    Fancy taking on a giant Butterfree?

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

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  • Guide The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 - Everything We Know So Far

    We collect every shred of information on the upcoming Zelda sequel

    Polishing off the last few shrines and giving Calamity Ganon what-for in the final battle of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was a bittersweet act. After such a wonderful, rich journey it was time to bid farewell to Link, Zelda and the largest, most expansive iteration of...

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  • Guide Glacial Lures, Magnetic Lures, Mossy Lures in Pokémon GO (And Their Exclusive Evolutions)

    The only way to get Nosepass and Magneton evolutions Probopass and Magnezone

    Among the many different items you will earn while playing Pokémon GO are four types of lure – devices that will increase Pokémon activity around a selected Pokéstop. As you can imagine, they’re useful for catching lots of Pokémon quickly – but did you know that...

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

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

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

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  • Random Yes, People In The Galar Region Eat Pokémon

    Curry on rice, with cooked Slowpoke tail

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

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  • Reminder Sign Up Now To The Pokémon Sword And Shield Galar Beginnings Online Competition

    Starts on 6th December

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

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  • News Final Fantasy VII And VIII Remastered Physical Twin Pack Expected To Be Released Soon

    The wait is nearly over

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

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  • Guide Zelda Link's Awakening Walkthrough - Heart Piece Map And Guide

    All 32 heart pieces and the final heart container

    Having trouble hunting down the heart pieces in the Nintendo Switch remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening? We’ve got you covered with a map and full solution for each one, with an indication of the tools required and when they become available to you. Also featured: where to find the...

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Kart Racing Games

    Who could possibly be in pole position?

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

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  • Guide Zelda Link's Awakening Walkthrough Part Nine - Western Tal Tal Mountain Range and Turtle Rock

    Plus: Miniboss Encores, Finding a Hot Rod and Fighting a Hot Head

    In Part Eight of our Link’s Awakening guide, we travelled to the eastern Tal Tal Mountain Range, climbed the Eagle’s Tower and did a little amateur demolition work while picking up the Mirror Shield. In Part Nine, we’ll be heading to the western section of the mountains and...

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

    Don't miss out!

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

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

    Audience expansion remains the top priority

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

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  • Guide Zelda Link's Awakening Walkthrough Part Ten - Mount Tamaranch, Wind Fish’s Egg And The Color Dungeon

    The end is in sight!

    In part nine of our guide, we travelled to the last of Link’s Awakening’s main dungeons and completed our set of Siren’s Instruments. So, the time has finally come to climb Mount Tamaranch and wake the Wind Fish. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know to navigate to the final boss and do damage to each of...

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  • Review Skybolt Zack - Fast-Paced Action That Punishes And Delights In Almost Equal Measure

    Faster than a speeding bullet

    With Skybolt Zack being the first game to be published by popular online video game retailer Green Man Gaming, you could be forgiven for thinking that the e-commerce giant would play it safe and release a title with broad commercial appeal; perhaps a title that fits snugly into an obvious genre with familiar mechanics...

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  • Review Monaco: Complete Edition - Thrilling Heist Action That's Perfect For Couch Co-Op

    "I love it when a game comes together"

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

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

    And Smash Bros. Ultimate takes out Nintendo GotY

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

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (November 16th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

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

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  • Guide Zelda Link's Awakening Walkthrough For Nintendo Switch

    Allow us to be your guide...

    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is one of the most beloved entries in the entire series, despite the fact that it made its debut on one of the most technically humble pieces of Nintendo hardware: the Game Boy. Since then, it has been reborn on the Game Boy Color, but it is the Switch remake that will surely bring i

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

    Who's the best?

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

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  • News Of Course Pokémon Sword And Shield Is Getting Review-Bombed

    Try to act surprised

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

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

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

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

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  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield's Galarian Yamask: How To Find And Evolve Into Runerigus

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

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

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Short Games

    Blast through these games in a single sitting

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

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

    Our regularly updated picks of discounted games on Switch

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

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

    The power's in your hands

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

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

    It's outdone the original game

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

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  • News Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Gets Delayed, Producer Thanks Fans For Understanding

    The team wants to deliver the "best experience possible"

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

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  • News Pokémon Designer Shares Special Artwork To Celebrate The Release Of Sword And Shield

    "may your journey to Galar be a great one"

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

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  • News Nintendo Switch Was The Best-Selling Video Game Hardware In The United States Last Month

    And it remains the best-selling platform of 2019

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

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  • Review Hello Kitty Kruisers - If Your Age Is In The Double Digits, This Is Best Avoided

    So easy an actual cat could play it

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

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  • Review Raging Loop - A Gorgeous Visual Novel Cursed With Pacing Problems

    Kill or be killed

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

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

    Explore, battle, and loot

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

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  • News West Of Dead Is Bringing The One And Only Ron Perlman To Your Switch

    Be quick or be dead

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

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  • News Chinese Giant Tencent Snaps Up 10% Stake In Sumo Digital's Parent Company, Perwyn

    Making inroads

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

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  • News You Can Now Play As A Star Wars Stormtrooper In Fortnite

    Let's hope it doesn't impact your aim

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

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  • News Goodsmile's New Splatoon Figmas Are Fresher Than Your Bed Linen On Laundry Day

    Judd and Li'l Judd are included, too!

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

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

    Runs until 2nd December

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

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  • Feature Hopoo Games On Bringing Risk of Rain 2 To The Switch

    Coming soon to a storeshelf near you

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

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