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TodayMon, 25th Mar 2019

  • News Xenon Racer Brings Futuristic Arcade Racing To Switch Tomorrow, Launch Trailer Released

    Scratch that F-Zero itch

    Xenon Racer is speeding onto the Nintendo Switch tomorrow, bringing fast-paced, futuristic, arcade racing along for the ride. To celebrate, Soedesco has released a launch trailer. Xenon Racer boasts sleek, futuristic car visuals made possible with Unreal Engine, with each design coming from the mind of Marcello Raeli -...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News All Warframe Players Will Receive Free Gifts This Week To Celebrate Its Sixth Anniversary

    Nearly 50 million registered users

    Today is Warframe's sixth anniversary and, to celebrate, Canadian developer and publisher Digital Extremes has revealed that it will be gifting players with free rewards this Wednesday. The freebies will include a brand new exclusive Liset (landing craft) Skin, last year’s Dex Excalibur skin, and all of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Hardware Review Analogue Mega Sg: Forget The Mega Drive Mini, This Is The Real Deal

    The Genesis of another FPGA legend

    For many, the Super Nintendo remains the absolute pinnacle of gaming hardware. The is 16-bit powerhouse was home to some amazing games, and via titles like Super Mario World, Zelda: Link to the Past and Street Fighter II, did much to expand the interactive entertainment market and turn an entire generation into...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Sega
    • Analogue
    • Mega Sg
  • News The Switch Famicom Controller's Microphone Actually Works, Just Like The Original

    Could future Joy-Con have a mic built-in?

    As you may well remember, to coincide with the launch of the Nintendo Switch Online - Nintendo Entertainment System collection, both NES and Famicom-style wireless controllers were released for the Switch for online subscribers only. The Famicom versions are exclusive to Japan - just like the system on which...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
    • Famicom
    • Japan
  • News Save Chefs From Crazy Bunnies In Radical Rabbit Stew, Coming To Switch Next Year

    A "hare raising action-arcade game"

    Publisher Sold Out has today announced a partnership with Pugstorm which will see action-arcade game, Radical Rabbit Stew, launch on Switch and other platforms next year. With its 2020 release date obviously a little while away, we're told that more details will be shared later this year, but we do have a quick...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News SNK's Samurai Shodown Reboot Slashes Its Way Onto Switch In Q4 2019

    Hitting PS4 and Xbox One in June

    SNK has confirmed that its Samurai Shodown reboot will be coming to Nintendo Switch in Q4 2019, slightly after the release of the PS4 and Xbox One versions. Powered by Epic's Unreal Engine 4, the title is set in-between the events of the original Samurai Shodown and its fifth mainline entry. 16 fighters will make...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • SNK
    • Samurai Shodown
  • Talking Point Could We See Mario Kart Tour At Apple's Event Today?

    Perfect timing?

    Apple is set to hold a keynote event later today. At the upcoming presentation, the company is expected to mainly talk about new services, with a focus on their video streaming offering that's set to rival both Netflix and Amazon. However, many are hinting that the event could be about much more than just one new service, and won't...

    • Mario Kart
    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Apple
  • Video Extended Detective Pikachu Movie TV Spot Reveals Brand New Scenes

    Creepy Gengar and more

    More footage of the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie has been released, this time in the form of extended TV spots released in North America and Japan. The footage shows off some previously unseen moments from the film, including our first detailed close-up of Pancham. Pikachu also says the phrase "sweet mother of Arceus"...

    • Pokemon
    • Detective Pikachu
    • Movies
    • Video
  • News Action-Shooter Snow Battle Princess Sayuki Blasts Onto Switch This Week

    50% off if you pre-purchase

    Japanese publisher Ninja Games Japan is set to release Snow Battle Princess Sayuki on Nintendo Switch this week. The game tasks players with help Sayuki, a snow princess, to break an evil curse set upon her loved one by finding eight items scattered across eight lands. The journey will take you across Blizzard Mountain,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Code Your Own Games With FUZE4 Nintendo Switch, Now Launching This May

    Learn how to code games on your Switch

    FUZE Technologies Ltd has shared the news that its upcoming educational coding platform release, FUZE4 Nintendo Switch, has been delayed until the end of next month. If you've missed our previous coverage of this one, the software features a comprehensive selection of tutorial projects which allow users to get...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Duck Game Will Make An Action-Packed Splash On Switch This May

    Ducks. Everywhere.

    Adult Swim Games and indie developer Landon Podbielski have revealed that Duck Game is firing its crazy action gameplay onto the Nintendo Switch this May. Developed in partnership with Armature Studios, this new Switch version of the game has been "fully optimised" for the console. The action takes place in the year 1984, in a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Anniversary Nintendo 3DS Launched 8 Years Ago Today In Europe

    And what an eight years it's been

    Eight years ago today, on 25th March 2011, the Nintendo 3DS was released in Europe. Just two days later it arrived in North America, too, with Australia following suit on 31st March of the same year. We still vividly remember picking up our 3DS consoles for the first time, excitedly watching things popping out of...

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  • Rumour Nintendo Is Releasing Two New Versions Of Switch This Year

    Budget and Pro versions incoming?

    Nintendo has plans to release not one but two new Switch SKUs this year, according to a fresh report from the Wall Street Journal. As previously hinted, one of these versions will be a cheaper model that could well remove the detachable Joy-Con altogether, making it more akin to a 3DS successor. The WSJ says th

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rumours
    • Hardware

YesterdaySun, 24th Mar 2019

  • Guide The Best Micro SD Cards For Nintendo Switch

    Give your Switch a much needed storage boost

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

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    • Micro SD Cards
    • Features
    • Storage
    • Guides
  • Random Deal With Any Climate In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild With This Game-Changing Glitch

    Elemental immunity

    Tired of having to swap Link’s gear every time you enter a different environment in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? If you are, then this glitch might be of interest to you. The ‘Apparatus Storage’ bug not only allows you to max out Link's hearts and stamina, but also makes you immune to extreme temperatures,...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Zelda
  • Rumour New Persona 5 Trailer Connected To Recent Smash Bros. Ultimate Datamine

    Another link

    Persona 5 R is now officially known as Persona 5: The Royal, after a short teaser commercial for the upcoming PlayStation 4 game aired during the latest episode of the animated series. While there was no mention of the new Atlus game being released on the Nintendo Switch, there is believed to be a link between this latest trailer and...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Persona
    • Atlus
  • Random Sonic The Hedgehog Creator Yuji Naka Thinks Nintendo Has Changed

    Indie collabs paving the way

    Now that we know Brace Yourself Games is working on a cross-over between Crypt of the NecroDancer and The Legend of Zelda series, it has raised questions about what else could be on the horizon. When the Sonic The Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka first found out about an indie developer working with one of Nintendo’s most...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
    • Yuji Naka
  • News Professor Layton And The Curious Village Appears To Be Making The Switch

    One other entry also being localised

    Last time we heard about the 2007 DS title Professor Layton and the Curious Village, was when it was discovered the classic story-driven puzzle game by Level-5 was being ported across to Android and iOS. Now, according to a listing on the G4F Localisation website, Professor Layton’s original

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Level-5
    • Professor Layton
  • News It Looks Like Hi-Rez Studios Is Bringing Realm Royale To The Nintendo Switch

    Fantasy Fortnite

    At the beginning of February, it was discovered Hi-Rez Studios was likely releasing its free-to-play multiplayer fantasy title Realm Royale on the Switch in the near future. If the previous findings weren't already convincing enough, dataminers have now uncovered even more evidence of a possible Nintendo release. A

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch

Saturday23rd Mar 2019

  • News Cuphead Won't Be Any Easier On Nintendo Switch

    Deal with it

    While Nintendo is known for making gaming as accessible as possible to the masses, a number of indie developers have made a name for themselves on the Switch by providing absolutely ruthless experiences. Cuphead by StudioMDHR will be no different. This game is already known as a punishing run and gun 2D platformer and it's now been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • GDC
  • News NetherRealm Studios Reveals First DLC Character For Mortal Kombat 11

    Noob Saibot also returns

    It's a common trend for developers of upcoming releases to announce downloadable content ahead of time nowadays and NetherRealm Studios is no different. The first of six DLC fighters coming to Mortal Kombat 11 in the Kombat Pack is Shang Tsung. Interestingly, the character is voiced by the Japanese-American actor, martial...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mortal Kombat
    • DLC
  • News Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid Arrives Next Week On Switch eShop

    Go go Power Rangers

    Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid had an incredibly rough start to its life when a YouTube channel uploaded the game's trailer and press release ahead of schedule, resulting in the game being officially revealed on the same day as the first Mort

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Is State Of Play PlayStation's Take On Nintendo Direct?

    Immitation is the sincerest form of flattery

    Sony has revealed it will be hosting a series of live broadcasts, with the first one kicking off on 25th March. These 'State of Play' showcases intend to provide updates and announcements from the world of PlayStation. Here's a bit about what to expect, direct from the PR: State of Play will give you...

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    • PlayStation
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  • Feature GoldenEye Dev David Doak On Shaking (And Stirring) The FPS Genre On Console

    "All we could see were the bad things"

    You couldn’t escape it. It was here, rife and potent. It ploughed a path through conventional gaming conversations from the casuals to the parents of gamers that had to put up with the noise, the screaming and the not going to bed because if you didn’t kill John with thirty-seven remote mines stuck to the...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • N64
    • Rare
    • David Doak
  • News Dead Cells Surpasses One Million Sales, Switch Version Leads The Way On Console

    Well deserved

    Motion Twin's Dead Cells didn't have the best launch on the Switch eShop. In fact, when it arrived, the French-based developer had to acknowledge frame-drops and performance issues with a public apology. It spent the next six months reworking the game engine, to bump the framerate up to 60fps and since then, it's been recognised as one...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie
    • Sales
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 23rd)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Well, what a busy week we've had. There was the Nindies Showcase, which brought with it the Cuphead and Cadence of Hyrule reveals, the

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Alex Kidd And Gain Ground Join The Sega AGES Line Here In The West On 28th March

    Two more classics

    The Sega AGES line has taken ages to get up and running here in the west. Despite this, it has managed to develop into a quality library of retro re-releases with some subtle quality of life improvements to enhance the overall experience. While we wait for the likes of Virtua Racer to arrive, Sega has now confirmed it’s...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sega

Friday22nd Mar 2019

  • Random Did Game Freak Sneak The 'Loss' Meme Into Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee?

    You've got to be kidding (update: they were)

    Update: It's come to our attention that the image posted was fabricated, therefore the joke is firmly on us. Touche @luulubuu, you got us. Original Story: Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! have been available on Nintendo Switch for four whole months now, dividing the fanbase with more...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Game Freak
    • Random
  • News Super Mario Party Finally Gets Its First Update, But It's Far From Exciting

    Still no new content, then

    We had a lot of fun with Super Mario Party when it launched last October - we called it a "beautifully realised Mario Party game which takes the series right back to its roots" in our review - but we always thought it could have done with another board or two to enjoy via an update or DLC package. Well, as it happens, the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Updates
  • News Nintendo Reveals The Best-Selling Indie Games On The Switch

    Nindie representation

    The relationship between Nintendo and indie developers seems to be getting stronger by the day. We've seen characters such as Shovel Knight represented as an assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and now the developer behind Crypt of the NecroDancer is working on a special Zelda cross-over known as

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
    • Nindie
    • Indie
  • News Microsoft Asked The Studio Behind Cuphead To Bring The Game To Switch

    An active approach

    When Cuphead was revealed during the recent Nindie Direct presentation, it somewhat confirmed rumours about Microsoft bringing a selection of Xbox exclusives to the Nintendo Switch. As surreal as it might be, it's got many people wondering how such an idea came about in the first place. According to Daniel Bloodworth fr

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox
  • Hands On There's More To Nintendo's Labo VR Than Meets The Eye

    Virtual Reality, the Nintendo way

    Maintaining a healthy degree of scepticism is always a wise policy in life, especially when you're faced with a seemingly endless number of companies trying to tempt you to spend your hard-earned cash. It's a practice we regularly employ in both our personal and professional lives here at Nintendo Life, and it's...

    • Features
    • Hands On
    • Labo
    • VR
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News This 3D Model Of Super Mario World Is Breathtakingly Beautiful

    We'll take ten, thanks

    If you love Super Mario World anywhere near as much as we do, you're going to love this 3D model based on the game's overworld, too. Shared on Twitter by Matt Brailsford, this gorgeous little creation features all of the key areas seen on the game's famous map. Everything from the little world numbers, the Yellow Switch...

    • Super Mario
    • SNES
    • Nintendo
    • Art
    • Retro
  • News More Tantalising Polymega Details Emerge From GDC 2019

    Along with some bad news

    We've had our eyes on the modular Polymega console for quite some time now, and with good reason – if these guys can pull it off, it will be the ultimate one-stop retro system, covering consoles such as the NES, SNES, Mega Drive / Genesis, Mega CD and even Neo Geo CD.

    • Retro
    • Hardware
    • Polymega
    • GDC 2019
  • News Nintendo's Nindie Manager Hopes Cadence Of Hyrule Will Start An Indie Collab Trend

    Which other franchises would benefit?

    The Nindies Showcase reveal of Cadence of Hyrule was an exciting one for many reasons, but one standout reason is the fact that Nintendo has happily entrusted a relatively small indie developer with the Zelda brand. This really isn't a normal occurrence in Nintendo's world; larger, well-established companies...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Nindies
    • Nintendo
  • Feature The Best 3D Platformers On Nintendo Switch

    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...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Platformers
    • Switch Essentials
  • News Nostalgia Alert! James Pond Codename: Robocod Slips Onto Switch eShop

    Cod help us

    With the huge lists of new titles on eShop every week, it's sometimes easy for smaller games to slip thought the net as the bigger releases grab our attention. Eagle-eyed readers will have spotted a 16-bit classic that dropped onto Switch yesterday. Yep, James Pond Codename: Robocod is available to download on eShop as we write. For...

    • Switch eShop
    • Retro
    • Mega Drive
    • Super Nintendo
  • News Someone Made A Painting Elephant VR Game Long Before Nintendo Labo

    Coincidence?

    Nintendo is set to release its latest venture into the world of cardboard gaming next month with Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit. Included in the complete set is a Toy-Con Elephant design, which allows players to use a trunk to paint 3D objects and more besides. It's one of the more inventive additions coming to the Labo VR range,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
    • VR
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Free-To-Play Fighter Brawlhalla Adds Hellboy Characters Next Month

    Iconic characters join the ranks

    Hot on the heels of the Brawlout x Dead Cells news, Ubisoft has revealed that Brawlhalla is also about to get a roster boost, this time in the form of a collection of characters from 2019's Hellboy movie. The news comes thanks to a partnership between Ubisoft and production company Lionsgate, which sees the iconic...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Switch Accounts For Almost Half Of ToeJam & Earl: Back In The Groove's Early Sales

    Beating Steam, PS4 and Xbox One

    ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove launched at the start of this month, bringing its "funky fresh roguelike adventure infused with old skool hip-hop" to Switch and other platforms with a nostalgic bang. The game's developer, Humanature Studios, has now updated its original Kickstarter page with some early sales...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
  • News Dead Cells' The Beheaded Joins The Battle In Brawlout On Switch

    A new challenger approaches

    Indie arena fighter Brawlout has a brand new fighter in its roster thanks to this week's Version 2.0 update, and it's none other than Dead Cells protagonist, The Beheaded. That's right, Dead Cells joins Yooka-Laylee, Guacamelee, and Hyper L

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Video Get Your First Look At The Nintendo Labo VR Kit

    Heck, it's about time

    The first footage of the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit has finally been released. Below is the full rundown, courtesy of the official Nintendo PR: Ever wish you could paint like an elephant or feel like a superhero by stopping an alien invasion? Nintendo Labo: VR Kit launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Labo
    • VR
  • News SteamWorld Quest Physical Edition Expected To Arrive This Year

    Launching digitally

    As fantastic as physical game releases are on the Nintendo Switch, one common problem is delayed retail announcements. It can result in fans buying a digital copy of a game and then regretting their purchase when they hear a physical verision is on the way. Recently, a number of developers have made an effort to improve the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Yet Another Zombie Defense HD Is A Top-Down Arcade Shooter Invading Switch Next Month

    With local and online co-op

    Yet Another Zombie Defense HD is barricading itself onto a Switch near you very soon indeed; a 5th April release date has been confirmed today alongside a brand new trailer (above). The game is a top-down arcade zombie shooter with tactical and strategic elements. Players must prepare before nightfall by building...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Detective Adventure AI: The Somnium Files Launches This July

    A new trailer and a Special Agent Edition up for pre-order

    Developer Spike Chunsoft has debuted a new trailer for its neo-noir detective game AI: The Somnium Files at GDC and announced a 25th July release date. The video above gives a first look at gameplay, although it's still a little vague on the specifics. You play as detective Kaname Date...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Labo Wins GDC Innovation Award

    The power of cardboard

    At the very beginning of 2019, the organisers of the 19th Game Developers Choice awards announced this year's nominees. On the Switch front, Nintendo Labo was nominated for an innovation award, while indie titles such as Celeste got nominated for the best audio, design and game of the year. The winners of each category have...

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    • Nintendo
    • GDC
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Labo
  • News Solve Magical Puzzles On The Go With SpellKeeper, Out On Switch This April

    "Challenging but not frustrating"

    The Switch eShop is about to get its hands on yet another puzzle title, this time in the form of SpellKeeper. Described as a "unique logic game" on Nintendo's official store listing, this one is set to feature dozens of puzzles and hand-drawn graphics, as seen in the gameplay footage up above. That video is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Thursday21st Mar 2019

  • News Cuphead Physical Release Confirmed For Nintendo Switch

    Spread the word

    If you are excited about the classic run and gun action game Cuphead coming to the Nintendo Switch but aren't particularly interested in downloading it from the eShop, the good news is a physical version is on the way. Studio MDHR will release the digital version on 18th April and a physical copy will arrive at some point after the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Japanese Charts Smash Ultimate Is Now Less Than 10,000 Copies Away From Outselling Splatoon 2

    Smash could take over next week

    Japanese chart figures are now in for 11th - 17th March, revealing that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is on the brink of becoming the best-selling Switch game in the region. This week saw another 20,706 copies be sold at retail (making it the best-selling Switch game this week), taking its total sales to 2,953,145...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Splatoon 2
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Nintendo Download 21st March (North America)

    Final Fantasy VII, Unravel Two, Blaster Master Zero 2!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch Retail: Unravel Two (Electronic...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Expect More Xbox Live-Enabled Games To Come To Switch Over The Next Year

    Cuphead is just the beginning

    Last week, Microsoft's Gaming Cloud Chief Kareem Choudhry said the technology giant had no specific Xbox Live announcements for the Switch right now. Despite this, the company has somehow touched on the subject again at the 2019 Game Developers Conference, currently taking place in San Francisco. According to a tweet...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox
    • Xbox Live
    • GDC
  • News Nintendo Hosts Huge Indie Sale In Europe With Up To 50% Off

    Save on Darkest Dungeon, INSIDE, Night in the Woods, Minit etc.

    After yesterday's Nindies Showcase celebrations, the love for all things indie is positively everywhere. Joining the fun is Nintendo itself, with an 'Indie Sale' taking place on the Nintendo eShop from now until 27th March. You can get discounts on games like Darkest Dungeon, INSIDE,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • Nindies
  • News Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy Of The Duelist: Link Evolution Launches This Summer As A Switch Exclusive

    Featuring 9,000+ cards

    Konami Digital Entertainment has announced that Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution will be launching exclusively on Nintendo Switch this summer. The game is based on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game, and will have players taking on iconic duelists from the series' universe. You'll also be reliving the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Cuphead's Creator Would Be "More Than Pleased" To Let Him Appear In Super Smash Bros.

    And Mugman, too

    You might think that Cuphead's surprise announcement for Switch would be more than enough good news on its own, but that hasn't stopped fans from dreaming even bigger. We've seen several comments from site readers and social media users hoping that the game's titular character might now appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate since the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Cuphead
    • Nintendo
  • News Nintendo And Sony Shares Drop Following Google's Stadia Reveal

    Down almost 4%

    Both Nintendo and Sony have seen their shares take a bit of a tumble following the Google Stadia reveal on Tuesday. Google's upcoming Stadia platform is set to allow users to stream games across pretty much any screen - mobiles, TVs, tablets, and laptops - and looks like it could make a significant and very different dent in the...

    • Nintendo
    • Sony
    • Google
    • Stadia
    • Industry
  • News How The Crypt Of The NecroDancer Developer Got To Work With Zelda

    Nintendo was just as interested

    The last and arguably most surprising announcement during the recent Nindie Direct was Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer. Many hours on, we're still scratching our heads wondering how the heck an indie developer has got the rights to create a title based on one of the most iconic Nintendo series of all-time...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • The Legend of Zelda
  • Video Want To See 5 Minutes Of Cuphead Running On Switch? Of Course You Do

    Result!

    One of the major highlights of yesterday's Nindies Showcase presentation was the announcement that Cuphead would be making the jump to Nintendo Switch. Once a Microsoft exclusive, it was a pretty surprising reveal to say the least. The good news doesn't stop there, though; we already know that the Switch version of the game will allow you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Video
  • Feature Nintendo Indie Collaborations And Crossovers We’d Like To See

    Tasty indie matchings with some cherished favourite franchises

    The announcement of Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda (to give its unwieldy full name) in yesterday’s Nindies Direct presentation was a delightful surprise. Although we’d heard whispers of

    • Features
    • Indie
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Kotal Kahn Gets Humiliated In His Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Trailer

    "Jacqui Briggs wins"

    If you've been keeping tabs on NetherRealm Studios' upcoming fighting game Mortal Kombat 11, you'll no doubt be aware of the regular live streams - better known as Kombat Kasts - for the game. So far, these streams have slowly but steadily been revealing each of the fighters in the new entry. In the latest one, NetherRealm...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mortal Kombat
  • Nintendo Download 21st March (Europe)

    Unravel Two! Fate/EXTELLA! Air Conflicts!

    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: Fate/EXTELLA LINK (Marvelous Europe,...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Review Azure Saga: Pathfinder Deluxe Edition - A Largely Forgettable JRPG Romp

    Off the beaten path

    If there’s one thing Nintendo Switch already has in abundance, it’s JRPGs. There are classics from yesteryear, Triple-A odysseys from some of the biggest developers in the word and a healthy smattering of independently-made offerings. As Switch owners, we’re spoiled for choice, so if you’re bringing a Japanese-style...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Azure Saga
  • News InkyPen Is Now Offering Free-To-Read Comics On Nintendo Switch

    No subscription required

    Nintendo Switch comic book app InkyPen is now allowing readers to browse a "growing selection of free comics" and explore its catalogue without a subscription. A brand new patch has been added to the app today, fixing bugs and adding features which primarily includes this selection of free comics. Previously, users had to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • InkyPen
    • Comics
  • News Cadence Of Hyrule Features The Work Of Two Sonic Mania Artists

    It's a small (and wonderful) world

    One of the 'wow' moments from yesterday's Nindies Showcase presentation was the reveal of Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer - a new game from the team behind Crypt of the NecroDancer which is set to feature none other th

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Sonic
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden Announced For Switch, Includes Expansion DLC

    Physical deluxe edition also confirmed

    During Epic's keynote at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, The Bearded Ladies and Funcom announced Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden would be released on the Switch on 25th June. This version of the game will come with expansion DLC. There'll also be a retail deluxe edition released on the same...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • GDC
  • Video Square Enix Staff Share Secrets And Memories Of Final Fantasy IX's Development

    The first in a series of videos

    Amazingly, the Nintendo Switch is slowly but surely becoming a Final Fantasy fan's dream console. Last month saw the release of Final Fantasy IX, the adored Final Fantasy VII launches next week, and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and

    • Final Fantasy
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  • News The Free Wizard Of Legend Sky Palace Update Is Now Available

    Return to the wizard world

    Yesterday, Nintendo fans were bombarded with a bunch of indie game announcements. It's all thanks to the recent Nindie Direct presentation, showcasing a variety of upcoming Switch eShop releases. With the spotlight still on the smaller side of development, Contingent99 has taken the opportunity to surprise everyone by...

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  • News Zombie Infested Apartment Simulator Undead's Building Looks Delightfully Bonkers

    Live rent free

    Have you ever wanted to live in a zombie infested apartment where the undead wander the hallways? Nope? That's the correct answer! Still, the premise makes for a fun looking game and Japanese indie developer Double Drive is going to release Undead’s Building on the Switch eShop on 28th March so you can experience the horror for...

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  • Video Take A Peek At Some Brand New SteamWorld Quest Battle Gameplay

    Check out the card-based system

    Yesterday may well have presented us with crazy amounts of exciting Nindie goodness, but there's another title gearing up for release that definitely shouldn't be forgotten about: SteamWorld Quest. Yes, Image & Form's upcoming SteamWorld game is a particularly interesting one, partly thanks to the fact that the...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Switch eShop
  • Anniversary Pokémon Snap Turns 20 Years Old Today

    And we still don't have a sequel

    Twenty years ago today, on 21st March 1999, Pokémon Snap was first released in Japan. A Nintendo 64 exclusive, Pokémon Snap follows the adventures of Todd Snap, a Pokémon photographer who is tasked with taking perfect shots of the adorable critters and showing them to Professor Oak for inspection. It features 63...

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  • Video Hollow 2 Hopes To Win Over FPS Fans With New Action Trailer

    Hollow returns to Switch with new sequel

    Forever Entertainment has been hard at work on Hollow 2 recently, a sequel to last year's first-person survival game Hollow. A brand new trailer has been released today to give players a taste of the action. It's safe to say that we weren't the biggest fans of Hollow when we played it last February. We felt...

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  • News Among The Sleep: Enhanced Edition Brings Terrifying New Content To Switch This May

    New level, improvements and pyjamas

    The award-winning horror game Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition has received a confirmed release date for Nintendo Switch. You'll be able to check it out from 29th May. The news comes alongside a brand new trailer (which we've shared above) and more details on what you can expect in this 'enhanced' release. This...

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Wednesday20th Mar 2019

  • News Konami Releasing Anniversary Collection Series On Nintendo Switch

    Castlevania, Contra and more

    After the Australian Classification Board let the cat out of the bag last week, Konami has now confirmed it is bringing an Anniversary Collection series to the Nintendo Switch eShop. The line-up includes Arcade Classics, Castlevania Ann

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  • News Cuphead Is Coming To Nintendo Switch, Along With Xbox Achievements

    Thanks, Microsoft!

    It has been confirmed that the critically-acclaimed 2D platformer Cuphead is coming to Nintendo Switch. The news was the headline of today's Nindies Direct broadcast, which made a point of thanking Microsoft for making the port a possibility. Cuphead was previously a Microsoft exclusive. Studio MDHR Co-Director Chad Moldenhauer...

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    • Cuphead
    • Microsoft
  • Watch Nindies Direct March 2019 Broadcast - Live!

    30 minutes of indie goodness

    Are you ready for some indie game news? At 9am PT / 12pm ET (so that's 4pm GMT / 5pm CET), Nintendo will broadcast a 30 minute presentation focused on Nindie titles coming to the Nintendo Switch. As ever, we'll be live-blogging this event from this very page, so be sure to join us! <liveblog...

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  • News Cadence of Hyrule Is What You Get When You Cross Crypt of the NecroDancer With Zelda

    Coming this Spring

    The surprise announcement of today's Nindies Direct was the news that the award-winning Crypt of the NecroDancer is getting a Legend of Zelda-themed expansion. Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer includes both Zelda and Link, but uses the same beat-based gameplay of the original. However, we're also getting new stages and...

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  • News Nindie Direct Shows Off Plenty Of Upcoming Indie Games On Switch

    Check out some of the smaller titles from today's presentation

    There are plenty of smaller titles that cropped up over the 25 minutes of today's Nindies presentation. Here's our roundup of some of the smaller titles and their trailers. Overland Finji delivers a new game from Adam Saltsman, the creator of Canabalt. In this turn-based survival...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Talking Point What Does Google's Stadia Mean For Nintendo And The Future Of Gaming?

    Is Switch under threat, or a viable alternative to cloud gaming?

    Yesterday’s reveal of Stadia, the boxless 'future of gaming' from Google, was certainly intriguing. It promises seamless browser-based streaming of AAA games at 4K and 60 frames-per-second to all manner of devices you already own. The proposition is a clear and clean one for people...

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  • News BadLand Breaks Its Silence Regarding Delayed Wii U Version Of Axiom Verge

    "All this is part of a defamation campaign"

    Who would have thought that a Wii U game could cause so much drama in 2019? We recently reported on the news that Limited Run Games is finally releasing the Wii U version of Axiom Verge after a costly legal tussle with the Spanish company BadLand Games. The two firms had signed a deal back in 2017 to...

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    • Legal
  • News Blaster Master Zero 2 Looks Amazing, And You Can Get It On Switch Today

    Buggy boy

    During the latest Nindies Showcase it was revealed that Blaster Master Zero 2 – the sequel to the much-liked original – will land on the Switch eShop today for just $9.99. The first game was a Switch launch title, but it seems that this follow-up is both bigger and better, with the protagonist Jason blasting off into space with his...

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    • Blaster Master
  • News Danny DeVito 'Is Still Inside Of' Detective Pikachu

    "I promise you"

    If you're anything like us, you'll be rushing to the cinema to see Detective Pikachu when it hits the big screen in May. If you've watched any of the trailers, you'll no doubt recognise Ryan Reynolds' voicework as Detective Pikachu. The playful and sarcastic nature of his personality which worked so well in Deadpool is likely to...

    • Movies
    • Pokemon
    • Detective Pikachu
  • News Castle Crashers Remastered Brings 2D Beat 'Em Up Action To The Nintendo Switch

    It's official

    Less than a week after the initial tease, American developer The Behemoth has now officially announced Castle Crashers Remastered is coming to the Nintendo Switch. The Switch release will include HD Rumble, Switch online support, 4-player local multiplayer and portable play. This version has been made possible with the help of...

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    • Upcoming Releases
  • News As Cloud Gaming Steals Headlines, Nintendo's Latest Japanese Ads Highlight The Strength Of Switch

    Chillout time, offline

    Nintendo of Japan has released four new advertisements showcasing the many strengths of the Nintendo Switch. As usual, the marketing message is on point and these will likely play quite well with their target demographics. The first advertisement focusses on Nintendo's unique games on the Switch, such as Pokémon: Let's Go,...

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    • Japan
    • Videos
  • Review R.B.I. Baseball 19 - An Improved Showing, But Still Sadly Lacking In So Many Areas

    Batter up!

    It’s been a quiet baseball off-season this past Winter. A few players went here, some went there. Then it went quiet. Nothing much happened. Then Manny Machado signed for a lowly $300million to go to the San Diego Padres. The once damp squib of a Hot Stove was now absolutely napalmic. Not wishing to be undone, and desperate to smash the...

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    • RBI Baseball
  • News Get Ready, Mouthbreathers: Stranger Things 3: The Game Has A Release Date On Switch

    The Upside Down opens alongside the new season's debut

    Gather your friends, stockpile some Eggos, and get ready to play through the events of Stranger Things’ third season from your Nintendo Switch beginning this July. Stranger Things 3: The Game was on display during today’s Nindies Direct stream, and finally given a concrete release date of...

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    • Nintendo
  • News Box Office Analysts Expect Big Things From Detective Pikachu

    Positive predictions

    Detective Pikachu isn't just shaping up to be the best live-action Pokémon movie – it has the potential to be the best video game movie, period. After some initial scepticism, it would appear that the Hollywood outing has won over critics and each new piece of information has been met with a positive response from fans. All...

    • Pokemon
    • Detective Pikachu
    • Movies
  • News Kill la Kill: IF Arrives In North America And Europe This July

    School time

    The next Arc System Works fighting game Kill la Kill: IF will arrive on the Nintendo Switch in both North America and Europe on 26th July. This is timed in with the Japanese release on 25th July. The game will also receive two free downloadable characters this summer. These characters are Mako Mankanshoku and Ultimate Double Naked DTR...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kill la Kill
    • Anime
  • News My Friend Pedro Offers Gloriously Slow-Motion Violence On Switch

    Let's get bananas!

    Publisher Devolver Digital has had a good track record of bringing quality games to the Switch eShop, and My Friend Pedro from Deadtoast Entertainment looks like no exception. The game bio alone has us sold: My Friend Pedro is a violent ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s struggle to obliterate anyone in his...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Red Lantern Slides Onto Switch Later This Year

    The Alaskan dog sled sim you didn't know you needed

    Coming from Timberline Studios, The Red Lantern is confirmed to be coming to Switch sometime this year. Lindsay Rostal, the game's director, presented game footage in today's Nindie Direct detailing some of the things you'll be getting up to in this story-driven dog sled sim. Featuring roguelike...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Daemon X Machina Producer Thanks Fans For Playing The Limited-Time Demo

    "We're checking all your feedback"

    When Nintendo said the Daemon X Machina 'Prototype Missions' demo would only be available for a limited time, it wasn't joking. Now that everyone has had time to reflect on their own experiences with this upcoming Switch release, the producer Kenichiro Tsukuda has made the effort to thank players for trying out...

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  • News We Almost Got Virtua Racing On The Game Boy Advance

    The 'Time Extension' that never happened

    The news that Virtua Racing is coming to Switch – and that it promises to be the most complete version yet seen – has caused a wee bit o' celebration amongst Sega fans. Yu Suzuki's seminal 3D racing classic effectively laid the foundation f

    • Retro
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  • News Special Reserve Games Reveals GRIS Physical Release For Switch

    Due out this year

    Special Reserve Games has scored the rights to distribute the physical release of the standout indie title GRIS. With pre-orders for The Messenger officially live, the coming soon page of the SRG website now has GRIS in its place. As you'll see, it's locked in for 2019, but no other information about this upcoming release has been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Special Reserve Games
  • News RAD Takes You To The Post-Post-Apocalypse For 3D Roguelike Action

    Double apocalypse from Double Fine

    Veteran developer Double Fine today announced an all-new game coming to Switch this summer. RAD is a 3D action game set in the Fallow, a wasteland of a world that has been ravaged by not one, but two apocalypses. Players will have to battle all sorts of creatures and work to heal the cracked and barren land you...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Eat Up In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Spirit Board Event

    Food fight

    It's that time of the week again when Nintendo reveals its next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event. This one is titled "Spring Snackfest" and starts later this week on Friday. As usual, there's some fancy artwork to promote the event: During this event, you'll earn more Snack (L) after every battle and your Spirit Points...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Fortnite v8.11 Update Brings The Flint-Knock Pistol, And More Besides

    Knock, knock... who’s there?

    Fortnite on Nintendo Switch is the game that keeps on giving. Updates to the game are coming thick and fast, the latest version 8.11 looks like a good one. It offers a new weapon (in keeping with the pirate theme) as well as a new game mode, and much more besides. Let's take a look at the patch notes... WHAT’S...

    • Fortnite
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates

Tuesday19th Mar 2019

  • News Nintendo's Tom Nook Tax Day Tweet Has Sent Animal Crossing Fans Into Overdrive

    Nintendo Direct teased?

    Yesterday, Nintendo of America shared a possibly cryptic (but possibly completely innocent) tweet starring the one and only Tom Nook - Animal Crossing's greedy, yet lovable, real estate agent racoon. The tweet is a little different to the generic marketing messages sometimes shared by the account, though, instead being...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo
  • Review Fate/Extella Link - One Of The Best Musou Games On Nintendo Switch

    Can I just have one more moondance with you, my love

    Musou fans have been a bit spoiled this generation, with many great releases in this niche genre coming out for the Switch, some of which are from the Big N itself. One of the more middling Musou games from the early days in the Switch’s life was Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, which married that...

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    • Fate Extella Link
  • News Team Cherry Provides Hollow Knight: Silksong Update, New Characters Revealed

    New game, new characters

    As you may already be aware, Hollow Knight developer Team Cherry is currently hard at work on a sequel called Hollow Knight: Silksong. We know that Switch will be the only console to receive the game at launch, but other details are still pretty slim at present. Changing that slightly, though, the team has provided a quick...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Google Reveals Stadia, Its Vision Of A Cloud Gaming Future

    The future is not a box, apparently

    Search giant Google has just lifted the lid on its cloud gaming service, known as Stadia. The service will stream games across pretty much any device with a screen, including phones, tablets, laptops, TVs and more besides. You’ll be able to access your games via all of these portals, and even pick up where you...

    • Google
    • Industry
  • Random eBay Scammer Tricks Hundreds Of Customers Into Buying Non-Existent Switch Consoles

    Be careful out there

    It's time to briefly touch upon the not-so-nice part of the world for just a moment, as "almost 500" people have fallen victim to an eBay scam involving non-existent Switch consoles. The seller, going by the name 'gtrade2015' on eBay, had multiple Switch consoles listed for £230 (£50 cheaper than the official retail price)...

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    • Hardware
    • UK
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  • News Bethesda Confirms E3 2019 Showcase

    "It’s going to be a hell of a night"

    After EA announced its press conference would be replaced by multiple live streams at E3 2019, a number of other publishers have been encouraged to reveal their own plans. Bethesda is the latest one, confirming it will be returning to E3 this year to host its annual video game showcase. Here's the rundown from...

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  • Hands On Getting Our Hands Dirty With My Time At Portia On Switch

    Your next Switch time sink?

    Team17 has revealed that its RPG/crafting sim My Time at Portia is building up to a 16th April release on Nintendo Switch. Being the lucky so-and-sos that we are, we were recently invited to the studio's headquarters in sunny Wakefield, UK to spend some quality time with the game, giving us the chance to see what all the...

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  • News Sega Wants Your Feedback About Some Of Its Longest-Running Video Game Series

    Let them know

    In recent times, Sega has reached out to its fanbase on a number of occasions. At the 2018 Tokyo Game Show, it ran a poll to find out what games fans would like to see added to the AGES line and more recently asked the community what games should appear on the Mega Drive Mini. It's now conducting an extensive player survey in the US,...

    • Sega
    • Sonic
    • Retro
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Son Goku (GT) Is Being Added To The Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC Roster

    Young at heart

    Arc System Works and Bandai Namco are adding another Goku variant to the Dragon Ball FighterZ roster. This information comes from the latest monthly issue of Japanese manga magazine V-Jump. This time around, it's a much younger-looking Goku, based on the character from the Dragon Ball GT series. Son Goku (GT) will be added as a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dragon Ball
    • DLC
    • Goku
  • News Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Mod Adds Online Co-Op

    Explore Hyrule together

    One of the most famous video games of all time, and arguably one of the most important and influential, is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Sitting at the very top of many players' lists of favourite games, Ocarina of Time is one of those titles that really is a 'must-play' experience, partly thanks to that level of hype...

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  • Random Nintendo Gets Crafty With Its Yoshi's Crafted World Promo Materials

    If only it came with a manual like this

    Yoshi's Crafted World is just ten days away from release, with a worldwide launch planned for 29th March. We're eagerly awaiting the day we can finally get stuck into everything it has to offer, but until then, we might just find ourselves watching this little video over and over again. Shared by Twitter user...

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  • News Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Seemingly Teased For Nintendo Switch

    Can we expect a PAX East 2019 announcement?

    Gearbox Software has teased another game it will be revealing at PAX East 2019. This time it took to Twitter to share a picture of the fast and frantic first-person shooter, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition. In the image, you can see Ishi Sato - one of the original characters from the game - along with Duke...

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    • PAX East
  • News Sega Ages Virtua Racing Will Support Eight-Player Splitscreen And Online Races On Switch

    Eight players, one screen

    Last September, it was revealed that Virtua Racing would be joining the Sega Ages line-up on Switch. We haven't heard a great deal about it since then, but some more details have now been shared which are sure to get fans excited for its release. The news comes from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu (thanks, Gematsu),...

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  • News The Arcade Version Of Pokkén Tournament Is Terminating Its Online Services

    Gone but not forgotten

    Bandai Namco's Pokkén Tournament might be known as one of the more exciting games during the Wii U generation that got a new lease of life when it was re-released on the Switch, but it actually started out as an arcade exclusive in Japan. In sad, but inevitable news, it's now been announced via the official website, that the...

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    • Pokemon
    • Bandai Namco
    • Japan
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  • Review The Princess Guide - A Rewarding Action Title Ruined By Obtuse Mechanics And Poor Design

    "Just because you're beautiful and perfect, it's made you conceited"

    Should you scold your warrior-princess because she keeps turning her subordinates into frogs and you think it is a bit extreme as far as disciplinary measures go, or should you praise her because she just survived being double-teamed by enemy mechs without any squad support? This...

    • Reviews
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  • Deals Amazon UK Knocks £5 Off Lots Of Switch Games And Consoles For One Day Only

    Including Mario Maker 2 pre-orders

    If you're in the mood for picking up a Nintendo Switch-related bargain, this one-day deal from Amazon UK might be just the thing you were looking for. The retailer is hosting an offer from now until midnight tonight (19th March) which takes £5 off qualifying orders over £25. Luckily for Nintendo fans, plenty of...

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  • News Moe Monster Girl RPG Moero Chronicle Hyper Dungeon-Crawls Onto Switch This April

    With added vibration function

    Idea Factory has confirmed that it will be bringing Moero Chronicle Hyper to Nintendo Switch in the west next month. You'll be able to get your hands on it from 26th April. Originally released without the 'Hyper' in Japan, this dungeon-crawling RPG has you fighting through dungeons, recruiting Monster Girls, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Watch 23 Minutes Of Untitled Goose Game Footage From GDC 2019

    Honk

    Untitled Goose Game is perhaps one of the most anticipated indie titles set to arrive on Switch. Since its reveal last summer, we've seen nothing but love for the game's quirky nature in our comment sections and a healthy number of our team can't wait to get stuck in, too. Sadly, despite that initial reveal confirming that it'd release in...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Death Squared Dev SMG Studio Teases A New Surprise-Launch For Switch

    Days before a Nindies Showcase...

    We've been wearing our investigatory caps and uncovered what appears to be a tease for a very imminent surprise game launch on Switch; if we had to, we'd take a guess that it's coming tomorrow. As regular visitors are likely already aware, we'll be treated to a brand new Nindies Showcase presentation tomorrow (you...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Frantic Puzzle-Platformer Peasant Knight Jumps Onto Switch This Week

    Can you beat the timer?

    Ratalaika Games has confirmed that its upcoming puzzle-platformer Peasant Knight will be frantically dashing and jumping towards a Switch near you later this week. Coming from the team at 4AM Games, this one is actually described as a puzzle-platformer "with a twist". You'll be relentlessly dashing into the face of danger,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
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Monday18th Mar 2019

  • Feature The Best 2D Platformers On Nintendo Switch

    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. Over the years that followed other developers mastered the grammar laid down in...

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  • News Kickstarter Project Makes Custom Switch Pro Controllers For Every Smash Ultimate Character

    Hide your wallet immediately

    If you love Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and glorious pieces of gaming hardware as much as we do, you'll probably have a pretty hard time resisting this one. A Kickstarter crowdfunding project has recently launched offering backers a custom Switch Pro Controller featuring any character design they like from the game, and...

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    • Hardware
    • Accessories
    • Kickstarter
  • News Nintendo Forgot That You Can't Complete StarTropics Without The Original NES Manual

    What a blunder

    Just last week, Nintendo added StarTropics - along with other games and goodies - to the NES Nintendo Switch Online app, presenting the game to an entirely new audience. Unfortunately, these new players are finding themselves unable to complete the game thanks to what can only be described as a bizarre oversight from Nintendo itself...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo
  • News A Splatoon 2 Demo Has Just Launched On Switch, Includes Free Online Trial And Money Off Full Game

    Booyah!

    Nintendo has just released a demo for the hugely popular online shooter Splatoon 2, giving new Inklings a chance to dip their toe in the ink before they buy. That's not the only benefit, though, as you're about to find out. The demo will allow players to jump into 4-on-4 Turf War battles, Salmon Run, League Battle, and Ranked Battle modes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Demo
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  • News Designer Shares Switch And Joy-Con Mock-Ups Based On Every Nintendo Home Console

    Which would you pick?

    The vibrant colours available and the ability to mix and match different designs make the Switch's Joy-Con an attractive - and highly noticeable - part of the console. Not only can you show off your own personal flair (we're rocking one neon blue and one neon pink right now), but you can also change this to reflect your current...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Art
  • News Nindies Showcase Officially Announced For Wednesday, 20th March

    Surprise!

    Completely out of the blue, Nintendo has revealed that a Nindies Showcase video presentation is on the way later this week. The show will air this Wednesday, 20th March at 9am PT / 12pm ET (so that's 4pm GMT / 5pm CET). According to a brief press release, the show will feature "roughly 30 minutes of information on indie games coming to...

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    • Nintendo
    • Nindies
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  • Random 70-Year-Old Pokémon GO Player Gets Snapped Up As An ASUS Brand Ambassador

    'Influencers'...

    In a news story we never expected to write (but one that we're incredibly happy to be doing nonetheless), the internet-famous 70-year-old Pokémon GO player Chen San Yuan was recently presented on stage as a brand ambassador for Taiwanese electronics giant ASUS. If that sentence has just flown over your head faster than a soaring...

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  • News Super Real Mahjong PV Temporarily Removed From Switch eShop Due To Accidental Nudity

    Not safe for the eShop

    Super Real Mahjong PV has only been available on Nintendo Switch for a matter of days, but the game has already been pulled from the eShop after several scenes of nudity were spotted by players. Super Real Mahjong is a series of arcade mahjong titles made by SETA Corporation, with many of its games being ported to the Sega...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
  • Review Motorsport Manager For Nintendo Switch - A Winning Formula For F1 Fans

    Pedal to the metal

    Motorsport Manager for Nintendo Switch will grind your hope into dust and feed you a balanced diet of disappointment for the first few hours of every playthrough. You’ll languish at the back of the pack, race after race, as you choose the wrong tyres for certain conditions or fail to keep your drivers in a positive working...

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    • Motorsport Manager
  • Feature Uncovering The Story Behind Nintendo's Most Bizarre Tie-In

    ‘90s Mario mania, posthumous endorsements and White Knuckle Scorin'...

    Uncanny, no? It’s Saturday morning and we’re relaxing on the sofa with a coffee, idly scrolling through Twitter while MTV Classics plays in the background. The 1992 video for Roy Orbison’s posthumously released track 'I Drove All Night' plays. Now, we’re partial to...

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  • News Event Horizon Brings Space Exploration And Dynamic Battling To Switch This Month

    2D action meets RPG... In space

    Drageus Games has revealed that it will be bringing Event Horizon to Nintendo Switch. You'll be able to get your hands on it at the end of this month. The developer describes it as "an exciting space 2D action/RPG game" where players must take command of a space fleet and start a galaxy exploration mission. You'll be...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Nintendogs-Style Switch Exclusive Little Friends: Dogs & Cats Launches This May

    Go hands-on at PAX East and EGX Rezzed

    Indie publisher Sold Out has revealed the western release date for Little Friends: Dogs & Cats, a Nintendogs-like game coming exclusively to Switch. You'll be able to get your furry paws on it from 28th May. The game arrived on Switch in Japan last December, with this western release being confirmed

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  • Video Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Was Almost A Completely Different Game

    Originally called 'Town Planner'

    Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been gracing our mobile screens for just over a year now, no doubt tiding over many of the series' fans while we wait for the highly anticipated Switch game due later this year. It's a solid experience for smartphones, and indeed for the franchise, but the game could have been...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo
    • Mobile
    • Video
  • News The Pokémon TCG Was In Development Before The First Games Had Even Been Finished

    Obvious potential even that early on?

    As we know it today, the Pokémon franchise is available to enjoy in almost every form imaginable. There are the video games, of course, but we also have the TV show, films, toys, apps, clothing, and more, including the official Pokémon Trading Card Game. For many, the trading card game holds just as many...

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  • News Looks Like Hollow Knight Is Also Getting A Physical Edition In Europe

    With map, manual and more

    Last week, we shared the rather exciting news that Hollow Knight will be released in a special Collector's Edition with all sorts of goodies thrown in. Exclusive to North American site, Fangamer, the bundle suggested that a Europe-specific release may well have been out of the question, but a new listing on Amazon says...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hollow Knight
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Europe
  • UK Charts Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Still Leads The Way For Switch, The Division 2 Takes Top Spot

    Mario, Mario Kart and Smash all in top ten

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 16th March, revealing that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is still speeding along as the Switch's best-selling exclusive for another week. After a strong third-place finish last week, the game saw a 12% drop in sales this time around, subsequently making it fall four places...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • Charts
    • UK