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  • Review Collidalot - Top-Down Melee Combat That Deserves A Place In Your Couch-Play Rotation

    Bump and grind

    Collidalot is one of those games that screenshots rarely do justice. Not because it’s particularly striking to look at, but because still images simply fail to capture the sheer chaos and intensity of its vehicular showdowns. Even a trailer fails to do the job. This is a game you really need to play with friends, bunched up in front...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Collidalot
  • News Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Storage Box Has 63 amiibo, But We Don't Fancy Your Chances Of Getting One

    Only 50 up for grabs

    Unless you began collecting Smash amiibo when the original Wii U and 3DS versions were released a number of years ago, the task of collecting every single one featured in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will no doubt be quite the challenge. With this in mind, there's one special storage box that could save any self-respecting Smash...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Japan
  • Video Family Guy Pays Respect To GoldenEye 007 On N64 With Suprisingly Accurate Skit

    "Almost James Bond"

    Rare's 1997 Nintendo 64 release GoldenEye 007 is considered as one of the greatest games of all-time. Not only did it provide Nintendo fans of this era with mature-themed gameplay, but it also gave the FPS genre on consoles some much-needed recognition. It was so influential, it spawned its own PC mod and has basically become...

    • Video
    • Retro
    • N64
    • Rare
    • James Bond
  • Video Seven Minutes Of Smash Bros. Ultimate Footage To Tide You Over Until The Big Release

    Not long to go now

    The hype for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is almost at breaking point with less than one month to go until the game’s release. Now that we’ve seen all the fighters in action and have been given the rundown about what exactly the game has to offer in the recent Smash Direct, all that’s left to do is count down the days until...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros.
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's World Of Light Mode Will Not Include Co-Op

    One against the world

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's new adventure mode, World of Light, looks to be a wonderful addition to a fantastic game, based on what we recently got to play in our hands on. With so much content crammed into this mode, it's sure to be a wonderful experience, and one that will keep us glued to our Switch consoles for ages...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Video Pokémon's Switch Debut Predictably Results In A Much Prettier Cast

    3DS to Switch is quite a leap

    Pokémon has come a long way from its inception on the original Game Boy. Gone are the days of black and white pixels on a green screen. Since we saw those rough-looking 3D Pokémon in Pokémon Snap, we've had to wait until 2013 to play a main series Pokémon game in proper 3D. Now, a new graphical dawn has begun...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokémon
  • News Kadowaka Shoten Set To Release Kirby Hidden Art Scratch Book

    Only in Japan, of course

    Kirby has been receiving a lot of attention this year, from the return of the Kirby Café in Tokyo, to a seemingly endless flow of free DLC for Kirby Star Allies and even a special focus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. His spotlight continues to shine, although only in Japan this time. Next month, Kadokawa Shoten will be...

    • Kirby
    • Japan
    • Merchandise
  • News Switch Game Sales Make Up Three Percent Of Ubisoft’s Total Earnings In Second-Quarter Of 2018-19

    A slump in sales

    The French-based publisher Ubisoft has provided ongoing support for the Switch, courtesy of special collaborations bringing together its own franchises and Nintendo's famous IP. Despite Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle becoming the highest selling third-party game on the system and shifting more than two million copies, the ov

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
    • Sales
  • News Nintendo Uploads Consumer Service Video Explaining How To Prepare Your Switch For Trade-In Or Sale

    Make the Switch today

    Here's an interesting video that is sure to fuel rumours about a possible Switch revision. Nintendo's American YouTube account has uploaded a step-by-step video walkthrough explaining how users can transfer data from one Switch to another and also format their system in preparation for trade-in or sale. The safe bet is this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • News Saboteur! And Its Sequel Receiving A Physical Makeover On Nintendo Switch

    A double dose of ninja action

    As the video game industry moves towards an all-digital future, a handful of companies have begun to specialise in physical video game distribution. It's got to the point where even the smallest digital titles are now being released in physical form. The 1985 8-bit stealth action-adventure game Saboteur! - a 200MB...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Development On The Walking Dead: The Final Season Is Underway, According To Skybound's Latest Update

    Back from the dead

    Following Telltale's demise, some of its existing projects continue to live on through Skybound Games. The company recently issued an update on its website, revealing "a ton" of logistical and legal issues have finally been sorted out and development on The Walking Dead: The Final Season has officially started up again. Here's the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Switch System Update 6.2.0 Is Now Available

    Sweet stability

    As we're now in November, Nintendo has rolled out a new system update for the Nintendo Switch. According to the official support site, version 6.2.0 continues to enhance the overall stability of the console in an attempt to one day make it as stable as the beloved 3DS. Below is the official changelog: General system stability...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Firmware

YesterdayMon, 19th Nov 2018

  • News People Are Review-Bombing Pokémon: Let's Go Across Major Sites, Amazon Japan Blocks User Scores

    A sad state of affairs

    The latest entries into the Pokémon franchise, Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, made their way to Nintendo Switch at the end of last week, generating a lot of praise from critics (ourselves included) and performing relatively well in terms of early sales

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Black Friday 2018 Deals

    Give thanks for these awesome deals

    It's that time, once again, when shoppers around the world prepare to brave the crowds in search of bargains. The Black Friday festivities are mostly based in crowded stores, though plenty of deals can also be hunted down online. For gamers, it's often a time of year for stocking up on goodies ahead of the festive...

    • Black Friday
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Pokémon Let's Go: How To Catch Shiny Pokémon With Catch Combos

    Catch the very best

    Chaining successful captures and defeats has been a thing in Pokémon since Diamond & Pearl with the PokéRadar item, but Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! have brought it back to the forefront, with the whole system being made crystal-clear via the new Catch Combo mechanic. As there are no 'wild'...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Guides
    • Features
  • News Unlocking All Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Should Only Take A Couple Of Hours

    Time to kill?

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has a massive roster, but you won't be able to access all fighters from the start. A Nintendo spokesperson has given us some insight into how long it should take to unlock all fighters, and it's not all bad news. After speaking with a spokesperson during our hands-on coverage, we were told that players...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee Combined Launch Sales Give New Entries Strong Start In The UK

    116,000 physical copies sold

    The latest Nintendo Switch releases Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! appear to have performed reasonably well in the UK charts. According to sales data, Pikachu is the most popular version of the game locally, taking out fourth place, with Eevee following in the sixth spot. These combined sales...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
  • Hands On What We Learned From Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Near-Final Preview Build

    New details on World of Light, Spirit Board and more

    At the time of writing, we’re mere weeks away from Nintendo’s most hotly-anticipated game of the year: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. With the game’s final direct having aired a few weeks ago, many were left wanting to know more about the game’s particulars, especially with regard to the...

    • Preview
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Guide Can't Connect Pokémon GO To Pokémon: Let's Go On Switch? Try This Simple Fix

    Connect 'em all

    One of the most notable elements of Pokémon: Let's Go on Switch is the fact that it offers connectivity with Pokémon GO, the smartphone title has is played by millions upon millions of people every day. However, getting the two games to connect with one another is proving to be something of a sticking point for some players. Three...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Guides
  • News Starlink: Battle For Atlas Starter Pack Sees Huge Price Drop Across UK And US

    Go! Go! Go!

    If you didn't grab yourself a Starlink: Battle for Atlas bundle when it launched on Switch last month, sitting firmly on your metaphorical fence of uncertainty, now might be the best time to swoop in and snag your very own Starter Pack. The physical release, which includes the game itself, that lovely Arwing, two pilots (including Fox),...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Will Apparently Only Include Two Final Fantasy Songs

    Possibly no Square Enix spirits

    Nobody can deny that Final Fantasy contains some of the best music in gaming history. Unfortunately, it seems that no new songs from its strong line up will be making it into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. There is the possibility additional tracks could be unlocked through gameplay, but for now, we're only looking at...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Hardware Review Flip Grip: The Dream Peripheral For Shmup Addicts

    Going sideways

    While the Switch's hybrid nature and versatile Joy-Con controllers are key selling points for many owners, for a special sub-set of players the console's real hidden weapon is the fact that it can be used in portrait mode and therefore provide the perfect platform for classic vertically-scrolling shooters – of which there are plenty...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware Review
    • Flip Grip
    • Accessories
  • Review World of Final Fantasy Maxima - A Gentle Introduction To The Legendary RPG Series

    Pretty honking good

    Final Fantasy is a name that’s become synonymous with the JRPG genre; over the decades there have been dozens of mainline releases and spinoffs that iterate on the tried-and-true formula in unique ways. The latest entry in the numbered franchise—Final Fantasy XV—was a bit of a departure for the series, marking the first...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • World of Final Fantasy Maxima
    • Final Fantasy
  • News Adorable Hollow Knight Plush Bundle Now Available Despite Physical Version Cancellation

    Well that's just the cutest

    Earlier this month, we reported on the sad confirmation that Hollow Knight would no longer be receiving a physical edition. While physical collectors and fans of the game were no doubt upset to see the version cancelled, a new bundle has now appeared which is possibly even more alluring. Yes, Best Buy is now offering a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hollow Knight
    • North America
  • News Bandai Namco Announces Super Robot Wars T For Switch, Included Anime Franchises Revealed

    Revealed during a livestream

    Bandai Namco has revealed that Super Robot Wars T is headed to Nintendo Switch. The game is currently in development and is scheduled for release in 2019. Super Robot Wars T is the latest entry to the Super Robot Wars series - a tactical RPG franchise which focuses on a huge crossovers between various different mecha...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Palutena's Guidance To Return In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    New dialogue for new fighters

    While we here at Nintendo Life have already shared our thoughts on our hands on experience playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, our friends over at GameXplain have a few additional treats to share with us. One such treat is the confirmation of

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Guide How To Transfer Pokémon From Pokémon GO To Pokémon: Let's Go On Nintendo Switch

    What are you waiting for?!

    Niantic has made no secret of the fact you can connect Pokémon GO to Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, allowing you to transfer your favourite monsters between your phone and Nintendo Switch. There are numerous benefits for doing this, like earning bonus XP and Candy, the Mystery Box item, and to see...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon GO
    • Pokemon
  • News Switch Gets A Major Retail Boost In The UK Thanks To Pokémon: Let's Go Success

    A huge week for UK retail gaming

    With Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! generating a total of 116,000 physical sales in the UK between them at launch, it's not too surprising to learn that they had a major impact on the UK charts this week. The games actually enter the charts at number four and number six respectively, although, had...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Review Sky Force Anniversary - A Fun Shooter That's Perhaps Surplus To Requirements On Switch

    Grind 'em up

    The Sky Force series began on mobile before moving on to more traditional games machines, with Sky Force Anniversary arriving on a number of systems (including the Wii U) not so long ago. Now it comes to Switch, providing its blend of fun and grinding as you blast through a number of levels, replaying them many times over to meet the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Sky Force Anniversary
  • Video Learn Obscure Facts About The Pokémon Game Series

    Gotta watch it all

    Now that Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! are available in-store and online, Did You Know Gaming has released a new video about the history, secrets and easter eggs found in the long-running video game series over the years. The ten-minute clip reflects on many of the past games while addressing topics such...

    • Video
    • Pokemon
  • News Sales Success Of A Case Of Distrust On Switch Surprised The Game's Creator

    As good as a second launch

    Ben Wander, the individual behind the narrative mystery game A Case Of Distrust, recently spoke to Engadget about the overall success of his game on the Switch eShop. While no exact sales figures were provided, Wander said the consumer reaction to this particular version surprised him and essentially described it as a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Watch Your Opponent's Screen In Screencheat: Unplugged, A Multiplayer FPS Headed To Switch

    Cheat your way to victory

    Melbourne-based indie developer Samurai Punk has revealed Screencheat: Unplugged for Nintendo Switch, a "fully remastered and revamped version" of the game which hit Steam a few years ago. The game is a chaotic, party-style, split-screen, first-person shooter where everyone is invisible, forcing players to peek at each...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Development For Switch Anti-Grav Racer Redout Close To Completion

    Racing ahead

    With no signs of a new F-Zero game on the horizon, the upcoming anti-gravity racer Redout looks to be a promising alternative. After experiencing multiple delays on its way to Switch, the title was finally rated by the ESRB in September. So, what's the current status on development? Speaking on Fra

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News V-Rally 4 Drifts Onto Switch Next Month In Europe, North America Will Have To Wait

    Them's the brakes

    Bigben and Kylotonn Racing Games have now announced the release date for V-Rally 4 on Nintendo Switch. The game is set to launch in Europe on 13th December, and will be catching up in North America on 5th February next year. If you're not up to speed on your V-Rally knowledge, the release trailer above (which was actually shared...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Away: Journey To The Unexpected Gets A Brand New Gameplay Trailer

    Arrives on Switch Q1 2019

    Away: Journey to the Unexpected was first teased way back when the Switch was first launching into the world, being listed in an infographic which aimed to show a selection of indie games heading to the console in 2017. Now, though, we've been treated to a brand new trailer to show off some of the title's gameplay. Check it...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Bandai Namco Brings Highschool Tank Warfare To Switch Next Year

    Japan only, for now

    Bandai Namco will be releasing Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX on the Switch in Japan next year. The game stems from the bizarre 2012 anime and film series about a group of high school girls who engage in tank warfare as a sport. This is an enhanced version of the PlayStation 4 title and adds new tanks and characters from...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News Waku Waku Sweets Brings Cooking Sim Joy To Nintendo Switch This Week

    Over 100 recipes to master

    Cooking simulation game Waku Waku Sweets will bring its delectable delights to Nintendo Switch this week, it has been revealed. The trailer above gives us a good look at what you can expect to see and do, with players taking on the role of the aptly named Lime to cook up various treats. Using Joy-Con motion controls,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Vertical Shoot 'Em Up Aleste Set To Make A Comeback Next Year, Switch Version A Possibility

    Celebrating its 30th anniversary

    Japanese developer M2 has revealed that a brand new game in the Aleste series is on the way. The game is set to launch in Japan next year. Originally launching for the Master System back in 1988, Aleste is a vertically-scrolling arcade shoot 'em up which saw a number of releases in the late '80s to early '90s. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Challenging Puzzle-Shooter Solar Flux Blasts Its Way Onto Switch Next Month

    "Simple to play but with immense depth"

    Indie developer Firebrand Games has announced that its puzzle-shooter game Solar Flux is soaring towards a release on Nintendo Switch. It'll arrive on 11th December. Originally launching on Steam and mobile devices, Solar Flux lets players take on the role of a ship tasked with reigniting the cores of stars...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Sunday18th Nov 2018

  • News Dead Or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet Is Splashing Onto The Switch Early Next Year

    Fun in paradise

    Last time we heard about Team Ninja's Dead or Alive series, was when the developer was queried about the possibility of the sixth entry coming to the Nintendo Switch at this year's E3. It was explained how technical hurdles would need to be overcome before a release was even considered. Now, in somewhat of a surprise announcement at...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
    • Dead or Alive
    • Team Ninja
  • News Infamous Pokémon Save Data Editor Has Been Updated To Support Pokémon: Let's Go

    Gotta save 'em all

    Since the beginning of the Pokémon game series, hacks and exploits have allowed special items and creatures to be duplicated. Unfortunately, 20 years on, nothing appears to have changed. Yesterday, the infamous 'PKHex' program received a significant update. If you're not sure what this is, it's an application that essentially...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Pokemon
  • News Dev Behind Darksiders II For Wii U Worked On An E3 Demo Nintendo Never Showed

    No harm done

    Reflect on the troubled era of the Wii U generation and you might recall the 2012 launch title Darksiders II, developed by Vigil Games and published by THQ. Being one of the few third-party releases during this time, it remained one of the standout games throughout the system's life - often drawing comparisons to The Legend of Zelda and...

    • Wii U
    • Nintendo
    • THQ
  • News Dragon: Marked for Death Delayed Until January 2019

    Playing the waiting game

    For better or worse, the release of Dragon: Marked for Death by the talented team at Inti Creates has been delayed until 31st January 2019 in both North America and Europe. The eShop title was originally due out next month on 13th December and has now been pushed back to launch around the same time as the physical version,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Aqua Kitty Developer Announces Twin-Stick Dungeon Shooter Iron Crypticle For Switch

    Targeting an early 2019 release

    Tikipod - the developer responsible for Aqua Kitty UDX - has announced Iron Crypticle will be making its way to the Switch eShop early on in 2019. The game is a twin-stick arcade dungeon shooter previously released on multiple other platforms and is said to channel classics like Smash TV and Ghosts 'n Goblins. In...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Saturday17th Nov 2018

  • Feature Inside The Twisted And Abusive Culture Of Yasha Haddaji's Nintendo Russia

    "He has no business being an executive"

    Yasha Haddaji (middle) with other Nintendo staff Footage of a high-ranking executive publicly cursing at workers is definitely not something we expect to see from a company as concerned with its family-friendly image as Nintendo, but while it was shocking to see Nintendo RU General Manager Yasha Haddaji...

    • Features
    • Russia
    • Yasha Haddaji
  • Guide How To Battle Red In Pokémon: Let's Go On Nintendo Switch

    Old school talent

    Red is a character who surely needs no introduction to Pokémon fans. Red was a character from the very first Game Boy entries, and has become something of an icon for veteran players. Red appears in Pokémon: Let's Go, but is only found in one location: Indigo Plateau. Don't expect Red to simply appear, though - he will only...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon Lets Go
  • News Octopath Traveler Crowned Nintendo Game Of The Year At Golden Joystick Awards

    Dead Cells takes out best indie title

    As 2018 wraps up, the award shows begin. While we wait for the votes at The Game Awards to be tallied, over in the UK, Square Enix's Octopath Traveler has been crowned 'Nintendo Game of the Year' at the 2018 Golden Joystick Awards. The London-based awards show covered 23 different categories, with the majority...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Square Enix
    • UK
    • The Golden Joystick Awards
  • Video Unboxing The Pokémon: Let's Go Nintendo Switch Bundle

    What's in the box, 'mon?

    Pokémon: Let's Go launched yesterday, and we were lucky enough to get our grubby hands on a special Eevee version Switch bundle. Naturally, we decided that an unboxing video was called for, so here we are. Enjoy.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Video
  • Video Nintendo Releases Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu And Eevee Overview Trailer

    Rediscover the past

    In case you missed it, or are still on the fence about whether or not Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! is right for you, Nintendo recently uploaded a comprehensive overview trailer reintroducing the Kanto region, along with the new - and old - wonders that await. The clip runs for close to six minutes and in...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (November 17th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Another Saturday is now upon us, bringing with it another chance to sit down and play some of our favourite games. This weekend just so happens to see the release of one of the biggest games of the year for Nintendo, and it therefore comes as very little surprise that almost the entire team is getting stuck...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Go To Court With This Phoenix Wright Statue Designed By First 4 Figures

    Evidence confirms it was worth the wait

    It's been a while, but the ace attorney Phoenix Wright appears to finally be returning to the courtroom. Following Capcom's September announcement the original game trilogy - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Justice For All

    • First 4 Figures
    • Phoenix Wright
    • Capcom
  • News Special Reserve Releasing Physical Editions Of Downwell, The Messenger And Minit On Switch

    Coming 2019

    Three indie gems will be transformed into physical Nintendo Switch releases in 2019. Video game distributor and producer Special Reserve Games has revealed it is teaming up with Devolver Digital to release hard copies of Downwell, The Messenger and Minit. Below is the official confirmation: As noted in the fine print above, existin

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Latest Update For Rhythm Game VOEZ Increases Total Song Count To 185

    11 new tracks

    The latest update for Rayark's Switch launch title VOEZ has added 11 new songs. As announced by publisher Flyhigh Works, version 1.5 of the game - which is out now - increases the total amount to 185 tracks. Like previous updates, this latest one is also entirely free. You can have a listen to all of the new songs in the clip above...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop

Friday16th Nov 2018

  • Guide How To Unlock Mew In Pokémon: Let's Go On Nintendo Switch

    Clue: It involves spending money

    One of the burning questions for many Pokémon fans picking up Pokémon: Let's Go! on Switch will be how they can acquire one of the franchise's most famous monsters in the game: the mysterious Mew. Nintendo has been quite sneaky with this, as it has essentially locked Mew behind a paywall - to get the monster, you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Guides
    • Pokemon
  • Guide How To Connect Your Poké Ball Plus To Pokémon GO On iOS And Android

    A new way to catch 'em all

    Nintendo has just released the fancy new Poké Ball Plus alongside Pokémon: Let's Go! on Switch, but the orb-like device isn't just used to control that game and earn steps while you walk - it can also be used to imitate the Pokémon GO Plus accessory that launched a while back.

    • Pokemon
    • Guides
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
  • News Nintendo Embraces Opportunity To Share New Games At E3 2019 As Sony Opts Out

    Business as usual

    Sony has surprised the rest of the video game industry, with the confirmation it will not be attending E3 2019. Despite the absence of the Japanese tech giant, the official press release notes how "industry momentum" will drive next year's show to new heights. On the Nintendo front, there's nothing to worry about. In the same PR,...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • E3 2019
    • Industry
  • News Switch Online Is Going To Be The Place To Play Classic Nintendo Content, According To Reggie

    "We haven’t even made the full library of NES games available yet"

    Nintendo does not appear to be in any rush to revive its classic games collection on the Switch. In fact, the digital NES library only went live in September and the system is now nearly two years old. It's left fans hungry for more, after previous systems - since the Wii Virtual...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Nintendo Switch GameCube Adapter Delayed In The UK Until May 2019

    Due to "unforeseen production issues"

    It would seem that the GameCube Adapter for the Nintendo Switch has been delayed, at least in the UK. We've been sent an email relating to a pre-order which says: Thank you for your recent pre-order of Nintendo GameCube Controller Adapter for Nintendo Switch through the Nintendo Official UK Store. We are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • GameCube
    • Hardware
  • Random Masahiro Sakurai Signs Smash Bros. Switch Dock For Staffer And It's Absolutely Glorious

    Can we have one too, Senpai?

    If you love the Super Smash Bros. series just as much as we do, then you're probably about to become painfully jealous of this lucky Smash Bros. Ultimate developer. As you may already know, a special Super Smash Bros.-themed Nintendo Switch has launched today, ready for the game's release next month on 7th December...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Guide Pokemon Let's Go: How To Get Bulbasaur, Charmander And Squirtle The Easy Way

    Three legends, three solutions

    Whenever a new Pokémon game arrives, one of the first questions players have is about where they can find their favourite monster. With Pokémon: Let's Go - which strips the PokéDex right back to the original 151 'mon - this usually means focusing on the 'classic' beasts, including Bulbasaur, Charmander and...

    • Guides
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Nintendo's Share Price Hit By Largest Drop In Two Years After Nvidia Shares Crash

    Falling by more than 10%

    Nintendo's share price fell by more than 10% today, resulting in the largest drop experienced by the company since 2016. Share prices began to fall early this morning (in Japanese local time), continuing to plummet for the majority of the trading day. Shares fell to as low as ¥31,350 at one stage (which is as low as it has...

    • Nintendo
    • Business
    • Industry
  • News It Looks Like Nintendo's Generous Supply Of Post-Release Game Content Is Set To Continue

    DLC and free updates aplenty

    Considering Nintendo was fashionably late to the online-focused, DLC-releasing party, having a look at the company's current lineup of post-release content is rather surprising. Major releases like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey have received DLC expansions or regular content updates,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • DLC
  • News Reggie Defends Continued Support Of 3DS Line, Believes Next Gen Of Players Need To Start Somewhere

    Primary development focus will remain on Switch

    Since the Switch arrived on the scene in March 2017, there's been strong demand for Nintendo to double down on its games development for the platform rather than waste resources on providing new experiences for the 3DS line. Speaking to Kotaku, Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime...

    • 3DS
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Reggie
  • Gallery Feast Your Eyes On These Shiny New Warframe Screenshots For Nintendo Switch

    Panic Button's latest Switch project

    Back in July, it was revealed that Digital Extremes' free-to-play hit Warframe would be coming to Nintendo Switch thanks to a little help from fan-favourite studio Panic Button. The game arrives on the console next week, joining the likes of Fortnite and Paladins in the fight for free-to-play supremacy on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Gallery
  • News Technical Infrastructure For Nintendo To Stream Games Outside Of Japan "Doesn't Exist"

    Current tech also does not meet requirements

    Streaming has been touted as the way of the future by a number of video game industry giants. Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot believes this technology will become the primary way people play games in the future. Meanwhile, EA is investing heavily in cloud-based technology with

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reggie
  • News Paladins And SMITE To Receive Cross-Play And Cross-Progression On Switch, Xbox And PC

    PS4 a no-go despite being "technically ready"

    Hi-Rez Studios has revealed that both Paladins and SMITE are set to receive cross-play and cross-progression across Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC. These features are set to be introduced via major updates for each game in January next year; cross-play allows users to play with or against each other...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Warner Bros. Is Looking For Your Pokémon Detective Pikachu Fan Art To Promote The Movie

    Have your artwork featured

    If you've so much as looked at the internet over the last few days, you're probably aware that the first official trailer for the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie was released recently. On the whole, fans seem largely impressed, and Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary are now on the hunt for the most eager fans of them...

    • Pokemon
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    • Movies
  • Review Grim Fandango Remastered - Still One Of The Greatest Point-And-Click Adventures Ever Made

    Dead and loving it

    Somehow, somehow, Grim Fandango is 20 years-old this year. Twenty years! For some of you reading this review, the following game might look just like any other title from the transformative PC gaming days of the ’90s. A relic of an era where polygons were blocky, textures lacked detail and aspect ratios were square at best. But...

    • Reviews
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    • Grim Fandango Remastered
  • News Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes' Physical Edition Officially Confirmed, Will Include Season Pass

    The listings were true

    Recently, multiple retailer listings suggested that Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes would be receiving a physical edition despite a lack of any official confirmation. Now, though, that official confirmation has arrived, and the physical version will be handled and distributed by Nintendo itself. Grasshopper Manufacture...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature The History Of The Civilization Series

    From PC to Switch: How Sid Meier's world-beating franchise has evolved

    It’s four minutes ‘til bedtime and you’ve got work/class in the morning – time for one more race, one more round, one more turn. We’ve all been there. Before you know it, forty-five minutes have slipped by and your self-imposed time limit has come and gone. And the...

    • Features
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    • History
    • Civilization
  • News Atari's RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures Arrives On Switch Later This Month

    A little later in North America

    Atari has revealed that RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures will be hurtling towards a Switch near you later this month, releasing in Europe on 29th November and slightly later on 13th December in North America. To celebrate the occasion, a brand new trailer has been released (which you can watch above), giving us a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Saboteur! - A Well-Intentioned Nostalgia Trip That Fails To Get Pulses Racing

    Re-enter The Dragon

    Remakes and re-releases of retro console games are ten a penny these days; there are countless old-school titles from the likes of Nintendo, Sega, SNK and Namco available for newer audiences to discover on modern platforms like the Switch. It’s uncommon, though, for home computer games – specifically those from the ZX...

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    • Saboteur
  • News Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission Rated By Australian Classification Board

    Signs of a western release

    Towards the end of October, an issue of V-Jump revealed Bandai Namco would be releasing another Dragon Ball title on the Switch in 2019. This one is a bit different from the usual offerings, as it's actually a card game by Dimps Corporation. At the time of the reveal, there was no mention of a release outside of Japan. In...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dragon Ball
  • Video Sabotage Showcases Quality Of Life Update For The Messenger

    Spoilers ahead

    The Messenger by Sabotage has been nominated for "best indie debut game" and "best independent game" at this year's Game Awards, so it's obvious this is a special release. So, how do you make an indie title like this even better? With a free quality of life update, of course. If you missed the

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Soften The Blow Of The Team Sonic Racing Delay With This Early Soundtrack Sample From Sega

    A remix from Sonic Unleashed

    Team Sonic Racing may well have been delayed until May next year, but hopefully this sneak peek at its upcoming soundtrack will tide you over while you wait. Sega has taken to YouTube to showcase a sample of one of the tracks you can expect to hear in this ultra-fast racer next summer, with Hyper Potions and Jun Senoue...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
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  • News A Mario Kart Lottery Is Headed To Japan With Chances To Win Some Amazing Prizes

    We'll take the Lakitu clock

    In yet another episode of 'Japan gets all the cool stuff and it's really getting unfair now', a new Mario Kart-themed lottery has been announced where fans can win some lovely household items based on the franchise. The lottery comes courtesy of Bandai, which has revealed that it will be bringing all of the lovely...

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    • Toys
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  • Competition Come And Join Us For Smash Battles Live!

    Who is your favourite Smash brawler?

    In the run-up to the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch next month, we've teamed up with Nintendo UK to bring you Smash Battles Live! Smash Battles will take the form of a short series of videos, the first of which can be seen above. Together with the wonderful Arekkz Gaming, we'll be...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Zen Studios Announces Williams Pinball Volume Two Is Coming To Pinball FX3 In December

    Three tables included

    Zen Studios is wasting no time putting its recently acquired Williams and Bally pinball licence to use. Following the arrival of Williams Pinball Volume One for Pinball FX3 in the first half of October, the developer has now confirmed it will add another three classic tables to the free-to-download game on 4th December. The...

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    • DLC
  • Competition Win Tickets to the Splatoon 2 UK Championship Grand Final at MCM Birmingam

    Splatfest

    Together with our friends at ReedPOP, the organisers for MCM ComicCon Birmingham, we're excited for the Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018 Grand Final featuring a special appearance by Splatoon 2 Produc

    • Competitions
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    • MCM Birmingham

Thursday15th Nov 2018

  • News Russian Nintendo CEO Caught Ranting On Official Live Stream As Management Breaks Down

    "I will fire you"

    Nintendo Russia CEO Yasha Haddaji Nintendo's Russian branch is seemingly rife with mismanagement. Following yesterday's news Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! would only be available in limited supplies - leaving many locals scratching their heads - a video has now emerged online of the Nintendo Russia CEO Yasha Haddaji losing his...

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    • Yasha Haddaji
    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Competition Win Yourself A Diablo III Limited Edition Nintendo Switch

    Devilish

    To celebrate the launch of Diablo III Eternal Collection on Nintendo Switch our friends at Blizzard are allowing us to give away some excellent Diablo III prizes. First Prize will be a Limited Edition Diablo III Nintendo Switch console and we'll also have five Diablo III Nintendo Switch cases for runners up, how devilish! To be in with a...

    • Competitions
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    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Pokémon GO Update Brings CP Rebalancing, New Gen 4 Monsters And Poké Ball Plus Connectivity

    And some special 2km eggs!

    Following a recent update distribution across both Android and iOS, Pokémon GO developer Niantic has now implemented a splattering of changes and updates which add new features and a rebalancing of stats to the game. For competitive players, the CP rebalancing will likely be the most interesting part of the update. All...

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  • News Reggie: N64 Classic Mini Is "Not In Our Planning Horizon", But Wouldn't Ever Rule It Out

    NES and SNES were "limited time opportunities"

    With the NES Classic hitting stores in 2016, and the SNES Classic following suit in 2017, it likely comes as no surprise that fans were expecting a potential Nintendo 64 Classic (the next home console in Nintendo's historic lineup) to arrive at some point this year. A couple of months ago, an N64...

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  • News Lots Of Rare amiibo Figures Appear To Be Getting Re-Runs For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Cloud Player 2, we need you

    With Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just around the corner, now's probably a good time to make sure you're all kitted out with every single amiibo you're hoping to secure for your collection. While getting your hands on your favourite is nowhere near as difficult as it used to be in the early days, some older figures are...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • amiibo
  • News Reggie Says Metroid Prime 4 Is Well Into Development

    No word on a release date

    We know Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aimé is excited about Metroid Prime 4. He's been recently spotted wearing appropriately-themed t-shirts and right now he's even training up with the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Nintendo Download 15th November (North America)

    Pokémon Let's Go! Civilization VI! Warframe!

    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 a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch retail: Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!...

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  • News A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Character Models And Props From The Pokémon Detective Pikachu Movie

    Up close and personal

    The newly-released trailer for the Pokémon: Detective Pikachu movie has sparked a great deal of interest from fans of the franchise, avid moviegoers, and pretty much everyone in between. With fans already discussing every second of the trailer, even finding a hilariously disturbing difference in the German version, it's clear...

    • Pokemon
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    • Movies
  • News Pokémon Let's Go And Smash Ultimate Pre-Orders Are The "Best We’ve Ever Seen" On Switch, Says Reggie

    "We’re exceptionally well prepared for the holidays"

    With Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! launching tomorrow - the latest entries into the super-popular Pokémon franchise, and first mainline games to appear on Switch - and the hotly anticipated Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launching just 21 days after, it's pretty safe to say that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Guide Which Pokémon GO Companion Device Is Best - Pokémon GO Plus, Poké Ball Plus Or The Go-tcha?

    Four options, but which is king?

    The launch of the Poké Ball Plus has given Pokémon GO players yet another option when it comes to expanding their gameplay experience and making it easier than ever to catch those monsters, boost those levels and spin those Pokéstops. The first unit to hit the market - the much-delayed Pokémon GO Plus - has been...

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    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
  • News EON Is Launching A Successor To Its Popular GameCube HD Adapter

    And it's got the blessing of Smash champ Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma

    We covered the EON GCHD not so long ago and found it to be a superb - if somewhat pricey - means of retrofitting your GameCube for the HD era without having to perform any awkward modifications. EON has today announced that it is producing a successor to the unit which promises...

    • Retro
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    • Hardware
  • Nintendo Download 15th November (Europe)

    Gotta download 'em all

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived (on time!), 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 a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail - New Releases: Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! &...

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  • News PQube Drops PS Vita Support To Focus On Switch Development

    Moving on

    During a recent Twitch live stream, UK-based video game publisher PQube revealed it would be dropping support for the PS Vita to focus on Nintendo Switch development. The team apparently joked Sony didn't "like PS Vita games" anymore and said the handheld device was comparable to a bird that was unable to fly. Nintendo Switch is standing...

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  • News Get Discounts On Mario, Zelda, F-Zero And More With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards

    Some classic titles on offer!

    The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the chance to grab some great 3DS and Wii U games at discounted prices. We've got classic games from Nintendo's heavy-hitters this week, with a (mostly) retro theme running throughout proceedings, and even Star Fox and F-Zero...

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    • My Nintendo
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  • News Retro-Style Platformer Fox n Forests Is Getting A Gorgeous Limited Collectors Edition On Switch

    Update: Juicy contents now revealed

    Update: The store page has now updated with a product listing for the Collector's Edition (available here), detailing everything you'll get inside: Fox N Forests Game (Nintendo Switch) Fox N Forest Soundtrack CD Artbook Stickersheet Poster Postcard Set Original Article: Strictly Limited Games, a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix - Unremarkable Turn-Based Tactics Destined To Get Lost In The Crowd

    By the numbers

    Early this year, when the three Mercenaries Saga games were brought together in the Chronicles collection on Switch, it offered impressive value for money if you were hungry for some Final Fantasy Tactics/Tactics Ogre-esque gameplay – although there were already other options. An absolute deluge of software in the intervening...

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    • Mercenaries Wings
  • News Grab Some Lovely Pokémon: Let's Go Accessories With Nintendo UK's Build-Your-Own-Bundle Deal

    Hats, toys and accessories for everyone

    To celebrate tomorrow's release of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! on Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo Official UK Store has created a build-your-own-bundle offer, allowing fans to pick up some nice little extras with their game of choice. You can have four items in total and the bundle...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • UK
  • News Former Xbox Exclusive Ms. Splosion Man Blasts Onto Switch eShop Next Week

    Freedom at last

    The former Xbox Live Arcade exclusive Ms. Splosion Man is seemingly making the Switch on 22nd November. Originally published by Microsoft in 2011, Twisted Pixel - the developer behind this critically-praised platformer - has since become independent, allowing its once limited release to roam free. This news stems from European and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Tries To Give ARMS A Leg-Up With New Party Crash Tournament Event

    The perfect time to get back in the ring?

    If there's one major Switch game that seems to have slipped from discussion lately, while still actually being deserving of a second chance, it's ARMS. This intriguing new Nintendo IP failed to make quite the same tidal waves as fellow newcomer Splatoon when it arrived on Switch last year, but it has managed...

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    • ARMS
  • News Dragalia Lost Developer Outlines Its Plans For The App's Future

    Including an update on the story's next chapter

    Dragalia Lost has been a rather successful little endeavour for Nintendo and developer Cygames; we praised it for being a "remarkably well-executed ARPG" in our review earlier this month, and the game managed to generate $16 million in its first two weeks on sale, outperforming

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  • News Battery Jam Is Bringing Its Splatoon and Bomberman-Inspired Chaos To Switch, And Its Out Next Week

    Tasty

    Halseo has revealed that its competitive, local multiplayer game Battery Jam will be arriving on Nintendo Switch next week in North America, with a European release scheduled shortly afterwards, too. If you're unfamiliar with this one, Battery Jam features four boisterous robots for players to choose from as they battle it out against their...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Switch eShop
  • News 99Vidas Brings Brazil-Inspired Beat 'Em Up Action To Switch eShop On 27th November

    Channelling the greats

    Despite the fact 2018 is nearly over, there are plenty of publishers and developers in recent months who are still announcing their games will be arriving before the end of the year. It's arguably crazy, as this period is best known nowadays to be dominated by AAA industry releases. The developer and publisher QUByte doesn't...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Escapists 2 Has Just Received Three New DLC Packs On Switch

    Time to breakout all over again

    Today sees the release of three - yes, three - new DLC packs for The Escapists 2 on Nintendo Switch. All three pieces of DLC have been previously released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, but arrive on Switch for the first time today. You can expect to be breaking out from a variety of unique prisons all over again...

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    • Updates
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Wednesday14th Nov 2018

  • Reminder Three New NES Games Have Launched On Switch Today, Plus Another Bonus SP Version

    NES games for everyone

    As promised, today sees another trio of retro delights hit the Nintendo Switch Online - Nintendo Entertainment System library of games (plus a special bonus version, too). If you're subscribed to the service, here's what you can expect to find joining your collection. The three main additions this month are Metroid, Mighty...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • Rumour PlatinumGames Is Working On Three Switch Titles

    One, two, three...

    Another rumour has surfaced online. This time it's regarding the Japanese developer PlatinumGames - a company originally founded in 2007 after a merger between Seeds Inc. and Odd Inc. According to Nintendo Insider, the developer has a total of three games currently in development for Nintendo Switch. The first, as we've known...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • PlatinumGames
    • Hideki Kamiya
  • Random Detective Pikachu's German Voice Is Creeping People Out, And For Good Reason

    "Pika pika"

    If you've finally managed to contain your excitement after seeing the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie trailer reveal the other day, then we're very sorry to thrust it back into your eyeballs for another experience you won't forget in a hurry. Today, friends, we're going to meet the German version of Detective Pikachu, and then probably...

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    • Movies
  • News The Diablo III HOME Menu Icon On Nintendo Switch Has Finally Been Updated

    Hell, it's about time

    When Diablo III: Eternal Collection unleashed hell on the Switch at the start of November, the game was widely praised for being a port that didn't cut corners or content just to make the experience function and fit on Nintendo's hybrid device. One of the few criticisms around the time of the launch was linked to the game's...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Hardware Bundle Deals For Christmas 2018

    Which Switch this Xmas?

    In the market for a new Nintendo Switch for Christmas this year? Well, you have a wide variety of options, from default consoles to special bundles packed with free games and extras. At this point in the Switch's lifespan, we'd strongly encourage you to opt for the latter, as that's where the best value for money lies. The...

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    • Deals
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  • News Artificial Shortages Of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Rob Russian Fans Of Choice

    "Russians don’t recognise any other Pokémon but Pikachu"

    Since the franchise’s beginning, one of defining features of the Pokémon series has been the policy of releasing two “different but equal” versions. However, it seems that in Russia, some creatures are more equal than others. Local Nintendo fans have noticed that, while they...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Russia
  • Video Nintendo Really Wants You To Know That The Switch Has More Than 1,000 Games

    We know, Ninty, we know

    Towards the end of last month, Nintendo uploaded a YouTube video to advertise the fact that the Switch is now home to over 1,000 games. Just in case you weren't aware, or perhaps in an attempt to really drive the message home, a new trailer has been released today which boasts that fact once again. We get the message,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
  • News Luigi's Mansion Scares Away The Competition To Snag Number One In The Japanese Charts

    Switch sales at highest for some time

    Japanese chart figures are now in for 5th November - 11th November, and the new 3DS release of Luigi's Mansion has spooked its way right to the very top. Our favourite vacuum-wielding, green hat-wearing plumber's ghostly adventure shifted 27,370 retail units in the region last week, narrowly beating Call of...

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    • 3DS
    • Charts
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  • News Dark Souls: Remastered Switch Update Fixes Crashes And Improves Animations

    Make sure to update

    Dark Souls: Remastered has just received an update on Nintendo Switch, fixing crashes and other issues to improve the game's overall performance. Not an awful lot has been said about the game since it launched on Switch last month, but that doesn't mean that developer FromSoftware hasn't been quietly working away on improvements...

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    • Updates
  • News Here's Your First Look At Pokémon GO Dev Niantic’s Upcoming Harry Potter AR Game

    Accio trailer!

    Last year, Niantic – the development team behind Pokémon Go – announced it would be partnering with Warner Bros. to create a brand new augmented reality mobile game – Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Since then, it’s been deathly quiet, with virtually no news around the upcoming mobile title. However, a (brief) new teaser...

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    • Mobile
    • Harry Potter
    • Pokemon
  • News Scratch That Stardew Valley Multiplayer Itch With Harvest Life, A New Cutesy Farming Sim On Switch

    Releases later this month

    A quick look at our comment sections and forums tells us that you guys love your adorable, farming simulator adventures, with the ever-popular Stardew Valley taking centre stage on Switch. While we all wait for that game's upcoming multiplayer update, though, you might be interested in checking out Harvest Life

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Columbus Circle Is Releasing A Converter That Lets You Play Game Boy Color Games On Your SNES

    Colour me excited

    The Super Game Boy was great, especially if you were a Nintendo fan who was short on cash and wanted to extract as much enjoyment as possible from your small library of games. Being able to experience your Game Boy games on the big screen was a real boon, and if you're anything like us then you'll have many happy memories of...

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    • Game Boy
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  • Review Valiant Hearts: The Great War - An Aptly-Timed Switch Port If Ever There Was One

    Somme achievement

    For all the games out there that are ostensibly about war, precious few of them handle the subject with any real depth or elegance. Such games tend to be all about the brutal mechanics of war rather than the exacting toll it takes on people and places. Valiant Hearts: The Great War, by contrast, is one of the most humane war games...

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  • News Mega Drive Kickstarter Success Xeno Crisis Is Getting A Limited Physical Edition On Switch

    Don't mind if we do

    Bitmap Bureau has revealed that Xeno Crisis - an arcade-style shooter set to launch for the 30-year-old Sega Mega Drive - will also be receiving a physical release on Nintendo Switch. You may remember that, right at the start of the year, we reported on the game's Kickstarter progress, noting that a $65,000 stretch goal was...

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    • Retro
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  • News Brains Behind Yooka-Laylee Demaster Wanted To Recreate "The Good Old Days"

    Bringing back the past

    For a while now, Playtonic has been busy working on a free N64-inspired visual update for Yooka-Laylee. In a recent Q and A on Playtonic's website, Technical Director Jens Restermeier - the brains behind the operation - spoke about ideas and challenges encountered along the way: When we decided we were going to implement...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Switch Nindies Nominated Across Multiple Categories At The Game Awards

    Will Celeste be the best?

    It's that time of year again where you can now vote for your favourite games. Yes, this year's Game Awards have arrived. Once again, Nintendo releases dominate the family category along with Ubisoft's Starlink: Battle for Atlas and Team 17's Overcooked 2. Square Enix's Switch exclusive

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  • News R-Type Dimensions EX Lands On Switch At The End Of The Month

    Bydo beware!

    Shmup aficionados can circle their calendars on 28th November, the date that R-Type Dimensions EX releases on the Switch eShop, at long last adding Irem's revered, evil alien empire shooter to the ever-growing list of shoot 'em ups on Nintendo's hybrid system. If you're unfamiliar with this iteration of Irem's classic, know that it is...

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    • Switch eShop
  • Review Crashlands - A Neat Survival RPG Which Can't Quite Keep Repetition At Bay

    Fat of the lands

    Back in 2016, Butterscotch Shenanigans brought Crashlands and its top-down mix of RPG questing and crafting to PC and mobile, but its simplified approach to both proved to be a far more suitable experience for smartphones and tablets than it was for the world of keyboards and mice. Question is, almost three years on, will Nintendo...

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  • News Blazing Chrome Will Bring Its Classic Arcade Side-Scrolling Action To Switch Early Next Year

    Co-op mode supported

    Publisher The Arcade Crew and developer Joymasher have revealed that Blazing Chrome will be running and gunning its way to Switch early next year. This retro-inspired co-op battle to save Earth has been treated to a new gameplay clip (up above), giving us a glimpse of the devastated environments awaiting players ready to fight...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Atomic Robo-Kid, Forgotten Hero Of The '80s, Is Coming To Switch This Week

    The robot once called "Dusty Bin with lasers"

    Japanese publisher Hamster has revealed that it will be bringing UPL Co., Ltd's likeable '80s coin-op hit Atomic Robo-Kid to the Nintendo Switch as part of its Arcade Archives series. The game hits the Japanese eShop tomorrow with a price tag of just ¥823. If you'll forgive us for getting all...

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  • News Dive Into ABZÛ When It Swims Onto Nintendo Switch At The End Of November

    From the creative minds behind Journey

    Out of the blue, the appropriately-named developer Giant Squid, in partnership with independent publisher 505 Games, have announced the 2016 title ABZÛ will make a splash on Switch on 29th November for $19.99. Several members of the development team previously worked on the highly-praised 2012 PlayStation...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Fortnite's Latest Update Scraps Controversial Glider Redeploy, Adds Mounted Turrets And New Food Fight Mode

    Burger Royale

    Fortnite is being updated to version 6.30 today, bringing with it the usual bucket load of changes that are sure to change the way you play. Interestingly, developer Epic Games has also decided to remove the controversial glider redeploy function that has been speeding up matches over the last few weeks. Starting as a limited time...

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  • News Henk Rogers On His First Impressions Of Tetris And Persuading Nintendo To Bundle It With The Game Boy

    Not a bad decision, huh?

    At this point, everyone and their cat knows about Tetris; the highscore-chasing, block-placing phenomenon has sold hundreds of millions of copies around the world, captivating the minds of its players for years on end. One cog in the Tetris success machine is Henk Rogers, a game designer known for securing the rights to...

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    • Game Boy
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  • News Rock Boshers DX: Director's Cut Brings "Exceedingly Retro" Arcade Gameplay To Switch Next Month

    Pre-orders go live tomorrow

    Tikipod Ltd has shared with us a brand new trailer for Rock Boshers DX: Director's Cut, revealing that the game will be headed to Switch early next month. Described as an "exceedingly retro arcade adventure", Rock Boshers DX has you travelling back to the 1880s to help a young Queen Victoria fight her way across Mars in...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Brush Up On Your Gaming Music Knowledge With A Diggin' In The Carts Radio Marathon This Weekend

    Final episode airs this week

    A little while ago, we reported on the return of Diggin' In The Carts - an eight-part radio series which has been celebrating all different aspects of video game music over the last few weeks. With special guests including none other than Donkey Kong Country composer David Wise, the show has been going along swimmingly,...

    • Music
    • Retro

Tuesday13th Nov 2018

  • Review Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! - The Perfect Entry Point For Newcomers, A Nostalgia Trip For Veterans

    Revisiting Kanto 20 years on

    With the Switch gearing up for its second holiday season on the market, the time has finally come for the hybrid machine to get its first taste of core series Pokémon action. Acting as a reimagining of Pokémon Yellow – an already enhanced version of the series’ first titles Pokémon Red and Blue – Pokémon: Let's...

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    • Pokemon
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  • News Nintendo Wins $12 Million From Trademark And Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

    An expensive settlement

    Earlier this year in July, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against two ROM and emulator websites at the federal court in the US state of Arizona for trademark and copyright infringement. The latest development is the owners and operators of these now-defunct websites - a married couple - have agreed to a settlement exceeding $12...

    • Nintendo
    • Legal
  • News Nintendo Reveals Money-Saving Black Friday Deals For Switch And 2DS In The US

    Grab yourself a bargain

    Nintendo has shared details on some upcoming Black Friday deals for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 2DS in the US. As you'd expect, these offers save buyers a nice chunk of cash, and we've even been treated to a brand new video starring Luigi to take a closer look. First up is a Nintendo Switch system with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe...

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    • Nintendo 2DS
    • 3DS
  • Hardware Review Poké Ball Plus - The Most Imperfect Perfect Accessory You Could Imagine

    Balls up?

    Nintendo – perhaps unlike any other games company – understands the connection between video gaming and the physical world. That might sound like a rather silly statement to make as every firm involved in the making of interactive entertainment has to consider how the player will interact physically with the game itself, but with...

    • Hardware Review
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
  • News "Realistic Pokémon" Artist Landed Detective Pikachu Movie Job After Being Discovered On Google

    A dream come true

    A little under 24 hours ago, the internet buckled under the pressure of excitement, confusion, disgust, wonder, and more, all experienced by Pokémon fans who had seen the new Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie trailer. The realistic CGI left many seriously impressed - often after an initial dose of shock - as we've never really seen...

    • Pokemon
    • Movies
    • Detective Pikachu
  • Guide All Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! Switch Games, Bundles, and Accessories and Where to Buy Them

    Let’s Go!

    The moment we’ve all been waiting for is nearly here. Undoubtedly, one of the two biggest Nintendo Switch games of the year, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! launches in just over two weeks, so there’s not long left to ensure you’ve got yourself a copy. Uber fans will probably want more than just the game...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokémon: Let’s Go
  • News Five Nights At Freddy's Creator Is Bringing The Original Scares To Switch

    Are you afraid of the dark?

    If you love cheap jump scares, we've got fantastic news - the creator of the Five Nights at Freddy's series will be bringing his point-and-click survival horror titles to the Nintendo Switch at some point in the near future. In a recent post over on the Steam Community discussion boards, series creator Scott Cawthon...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Monster Sanctuary Blends Pokémon With Metroidvania, And It Just Smashed Its Switch Kickstarter Goal

    One to keep an eye on

    If you love yourself a bit of Metroidvania exploration, Pokémon-like monster-taming RPG, and nostalgic retro vibes, you'll probably find yourself pretty intrigued by Monster Sanctuary. This game blends all of the above, with combat focusing on team synergy and combos to try and distance itself from other popular franchises...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kickstarter
  • News The Switch eShop Finally Adds Search Filters For Genre, Price Range And More

    Hallelujah!

    The Nintendo Switch eShop has just been hit with a new update, finally adding a selection of easy-to-access search filters which should help players to find brand new games. The Switch eShop - and its frankly ridiculous approach to organisation and structure - has sparked countless comments from frustrated users over the past year and a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Get Into The Christmas Spirit With This Super Mario LED Wreath, Available Now

    Show off in style

    Amazingly, the holiday season is almost upon us once again, with time flying by at a pace that would beat Santa Claus himself in the world's strangest racing event yet. Luckily, though, for those wanting to get into the festive spirit, this Super Mario-themed wreath might just be the perfect thing. Released exclusively through...

    • Super Mario
    • Accessories
  • Review Full Metal Furies - A Fantastic Fusion Of Role-Playing, Puzzle-Solving And Good, Old-Fashioned Beat 'Em Up Action

    Girl power

    Cellar Door Games put itself on the map with the release of Rogue Legacy, a critically lauded roguelike sidescroller that in some ways set a trend still being followed by indies today, but the studio later went on to release a new game, Full Metal Furies, to much less fanfare. There were plenty of factors that resulted in the studio's...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Full Metal Furies
  • News A Garish Neo Geo Mini Christmas Edition Is On The Way With More Games Included

    Now with 48 titles

    SNK has announced that the Neo Geo Mini is set to receive a limited edition Christmas variant which will come with more games included. This edition has 48 games available to play, as opposed to the standard edition's 40. From the 48 titles set to be available in the Christmas edition, nine are not available on the standard and...

    • Retro
    • SNK
    • Neo Geo
    • Neo Geo Mini
  • News Bandai Namco Is Set To Release A "Large-Scale Crafting Game" Called Ninja Box On Switch

    Make your own secret bases

    Bandai Namco has revealed a brand new project called Ninja Box, and it's currently in the works for Nintendo Switch. The news comes from the latest issue of the monthly CoroCoro magazine, where the game has been described as a "super large-scale crafting game". According to Siliconera, the game features a ninja called...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nippon Ichi Reveals Destiny Connect, A Brand New Original RPG For Switch

    Also coming to PS4

    Nippon Ichi Software has revealed a brand new original game called Destiny Connect, with a Japanese Switch release date already secured. The game has been announced in this week's Famitsu magazine, which has provided a few early details about what we can expect when it launches. The game is an RPG directed by Yoshihiko Toda, set...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Battle Princess Madelyn Fights Its Way To Switch On 6th December, Wii U Version Coming Next Year

    Smash Bros. Eve?

    Causal Bit Games and Hound Picked Games have shared a brand new trailer for Battle Princess Madelyn, revealing that the game will arrive on Switch on 6th December in the process. Heavily influenced by the likes of Ghouls 'n Ghosts and Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon's Trap, the game follows the story of a young knight

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Wii U
  • Rumour Dataminers Uncover SMITE Founder's Pack For Nintendo Switch

    The gods are coming

    More evidence suggesting Hi-Rez Studios' MOBA - SMITE - is on its way to the Nintendo Switch eShop has been uncovered. The same datamining website for the game has now located a founder's pack - specifically for Nintendo's hybrid system. You might recall Paladins also received a founder's pack prior to its own Switch release,...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Smite
  • Video Upcoming Sandbox RPG My Time At Portia Gets A Crafty New Trailer

    Quite literally

    Team17 has today released a brand new trailer for the upcoming My Time at Portia, giving us a good look at the crafting element of the game. If you've forgotten what this one's all about (we first heard about it heading to Switch way back in January) then let us quickly fill you in. You arrive in the enchanting town of Portia, ready...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Marvel Comic Book Legend Stan Lee Has Passed Away At 95 Years Of Age

    "A superhero in his own right"

    Comic book legend Stan Lee has passed away at 95 years of age. He was the co-founder and editor-in-chief at Marvel Comics and responsible for the co-creation of many well-known superheroes such as Spider-Man, Fantastic Four and X-Men. The loss of Lee is rather significant to the video game industry as his creations...

    • Marvel
    • Stan Lee
    • Spider-Man
  • Video Switch Puzzler Memorrha Gets Its First Gorgeous Gameplay Trailer

    Release window pushed back just a little

    A few months ago, after it was revealed that the ever-popular The Witness would not be making it to Switch, Korion Games stepped up to the plate with Memorrha, a lovely looking puzzler set to arrive on the console

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Kingdom: Two Crowns Introduces Shogun Era On Switch This December

    "A challenge awaits all who seek it"

    During Nintendo's Nindie showcase in March 2017, Raw Fury's Kingdom: Two Crowns was confirmed for the Switch eShop. Now, after all this time, the developer has finally revealed the game where you lead a kingdom and make tough decisions will arrive on 11th December. Alongside this release date announcement is the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hoverbike Racing RPG Desert Child Releases On Switch eShop Next Month

    "Yeah nah ay, she'll be right"

    Self-proclaimed Prime Minister of Australia Oscar Brittain and also the creator of Desert Child has revealed his upcoming Switch eShop release - published by Akupara Games - will be available on 11th December. This racing game, containing RPG elements, has you speeding about on vintage hoverbikes as you attempt to...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Let Your Dog Be The Hero In Mimpi Dreams, A Puzzle-Platformer Hitting Switch This Week

    With "funny characters and gentle humour"

    Indie publisher and developer Dreadlocks Ltd has revealed that Mimpi Dreams, a "casual" puzzle-platformer game, is jumping onto the Switch eShop this week. The game features the central character Mimpi, a cute little dog who dreams of being a hero. Mimpi's dreams don't only consist of gathering bones,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop