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YesterdaySat, 6th Jun 2020

  • Video 12 Exciting New Games Coming To Nintendo Switch In June

    And two exciting new DLC

    June is a big part of the annual gaming calendar but things are slightly different this year due to the cancellation of E3. Despite this, there'll still be plenty of new game announcements and events taking place online. In terms of releases, this month is shaping up quite nicely. Clubhouse Games and The Outer Worlds have...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Here Are Launch Patch Notes For Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

    Fix it up

    Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (or 51 Worldwide Games as it's known in Europe) arrived on the Nintendo Switch yesterday and like most other first-party titles, it's been patched on release. Nintendo has now shared the full details about Version 1.1.0 and Version 1.1.1 on its official support page: Ver. 1.1.0 (Released June 5,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Review Minecraft Dungeons - A Simple Action RPG That Relies Too Heavily On The Minecraft Name

    Block party

    Minecraft has become an institution since its inception as a humble indie game, having since become the best-selling video game ever while also solidifying a new genre that’s been iterated on countless times in the years since it released. It would stand to reason that a brand with that kind of power would go on to generate all kinds...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Minecraft Dungeons
  • News Suda51 Shares First In-Game Look At Travis Touchdown In No More Heroes 3

    Well, kind of...

    It has now been roughly a year since Goichi "Suda51" Suda confirmed Travis Touchdown would be making a return in No More Heroes 3, so what's the latest on this upcoming release for Nintendo Switch? Well, earlier today Suda posted the following photo - featuring No More Heroes 3 - on his Twitter account: While it might not seem...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Suda51
    • No More Heroes
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News EA Play Live Goes Digital This June - Expect World Premieres, News And Much More

    Update: It's now been postponed until 18th June

    Update (Sat 6th Jun, 2020 06:00 BST): This year's EA Play was meant to take place next week on 11th June, but due to the current events happening in America and elsewhere, it's now been pushed back to the 18th June. Here's the official announcement from the Electronic Arts Twitter account: Original...

    • EA
    • Industry
  • Feature Fallout Creator On The Outer Worlds, Working Partnerships, And The Games He Plays These Days

    "I’m playing a lot of Minecraft. I find it very relaxing."

    Eleven years is a long time. As the last few months have proved, an awful lot can change in a short period, and that's doubly true when it comes to game development. Following over a decade of working on separate projects as different companies, you'd be forgiven for thinking that 'getting...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • The Outer Worlds
    • Fallout
  • News The Emulation Experts At M2 Developed The Namcot Collection

    Pac-Man and his friends are in safe hands

    Earlier this week, we found out Bandai Namco would be releasing the Namcot Collection in the west on 18th June, after a listing was discovered on the Microsoft Store. Locally, it'll be known as the Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 and Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2. Perhaps the most exciting news of all, though,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Bandai Namco
    • M2
  • Feature The Making Of Streets Of Rage 4, By The People Who Made It Happen

    "With that reality came pressure, but so much joy and excitement as well"

    It took twenty-five years, but Streets of Rage 4 finally delivered a cracking sequel to Sega's beloved pugilism series, no small feat given just how many gamers hold the franchise in enormously high regard. Nintendo Life caught up with the teams at DotEmu, Guard Crush Games...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Streets of Rage
  • News Get A Physical Copy Of Etrian Mystery Dungeon On 3DS For Just £4.99 - This Weekend Only

    Use the code DOTW1 at the checkout

    Fancy adding one final game to your physical 3DS library? Then why not take advantage of this super cheap weekend-only deal currently available on the NISA European Online Store. Instead of paying £7.99 for Etrian Mystery Dungeon, if you enter the following code at the checkout - DOTW1 - you'll get the game for...

    • 3DS
    • Atlus
    • Sale
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (June 6th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Congratulations on making it through another week! This week brought us a surprise launch from Konami, some unorthodox Animal Crossing weddings and release date news for Pokémon Sword and Shield's first DLC,

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

Friday5th Jun 2020

  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Villager List - Personalities And Gift Guide

    "The jocks, the cranks, snoots, normies, lazies, smugs - they all adore Animal Crossing"

    One of the most beloved elements of the Animal Crossing series is the vast treasure trove of unique villagers and personalities waiting to be uncovered. However, with nearly four hundred different animals available as potential neighbors in Animal Crossing: New...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • Guide Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Games: Switch eShop Deals (US)

    Our regularly updated picks of discounted games on Switch

    Regular sales have become a welcome fixture on the Nintendo Switch eShop and there are huge numbers of cheap and discounted games available at any given time. With so much choice it can be tough to know what is worth your hard-earned cash and precious time. Never fear - Nintendo Life is here...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Deals
    • US
  • News Nintendo Switch System Update 10.0.4 Is Now Live

    Resolves a credit card issue

    Nintendo has released a new system update for Switch. It bumps the system's firmware up to Version 10.0.4. This time around the focus is on a small fix linked to credit cards in certain countries and regions. Surprisingly, there's no mention of stability. Below are the full patch notes, courtesy of the official support...

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

    Our regularly updated picks of discounted games on Switch

    Regular sales have become a welcome fixture on the Nintendo Switch eShop and there are huge numbers of cheap and discounted Switch games available at any given time. With so much choice it can be tough to know exactly is worth your hard-earned cash and precious time. Never fear - Nintendo...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Deals
    • UK
  • News Game Featuring Nudity And Sexual Content Launches On Switch With 'E For Everyone' Rating

    Update: And it's gone...

    Update (Fri 5th Jun, 2020 10:15 BST): It appears that the North American eShop has now caught on to the rating error, as the game has now been taken down. The game is set to relaunch on the eShop with a new and correct rating in due time; publisher Alawar says that, "As soon as we know the new date — we'll let everybody...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Kicks Off Huge 'Digital Days' Switch Sale, Over 350 Games Discounted (Europe)

    Get up to 80% off!

    Nintendo of Europe has kicked off yet another mighty sale on the Switch eShop, with more than 350 games being discounted in total. The 'Digital Days' sale is offering a nice range of titles at up to 80% off. We've got a list of highlights for you below, but feel free to check out Nintendo's official site to search through all...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Europe
  • News Pokémon Releases New Looney Tunes-Style Cartoon Starring Scraggy And Mimikyu

    The first 'PokéToon' animation

    The Pokémon Company has shared a brand new cartoon to its Pokémon Kids TV channel, all in a very different style to the famous Pokémon anime. Seemingly under a new 'PokéToon' brand, the animation is reminiscent of cartoons from America's Golden Age, where series such as Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes rose to fame...

    • Pokemon
  • Random Animal Crossing Player Designs Amazing Multiplayer Obstacle Course

    Try this with your friends

    We've mentioned it several times in the past, but one of the few minor complaints we have about Animal Crossing: New Horizons is how visiting your friends' islands can quickly become rather stale. It's cool getting to see how your friends have designed their island, and running around catching fish and bugs together can...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Random
  • News Yes, Sega's "Revolutionary" Announcement Is To Use Its Arcades As Cloud Gaming Data Centers

    But is that a big enough scoop for you?

    Last week, a Famitsu reporter teased a "revolutionary scoop" in this week's issue of the magazine. Initial reports stated that this could be related to a "fog gaming" system in Japan, and now the issue is available and has been properly translated, we're seeing more solid information appear. According to

    • Japan
    • Hardware
    • Sega
  • Reminder You Can Download A Free Version Of Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

    Includes four games and local multiplayer

    Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics is Nintendo's latest release. If you're still not sure if this is the right game for you - did you know you can actually try out a free edition that gives you access to four games and local multiplayer? Yep, if you head on over to the Switch eShop in select regions,...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Summer Video Game Events: Times And Dates For E3 2020 Alternatives - Full Conference List

    All the upcoming digital presentations

    The cancellation of E3 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year created a vacuum in the middle of the 2020 video gaming calendar. Various online E3 'alternatives' have sprung up to fill the void and this guide is designed to help you navigate a summer schedule that has become quite busy. Below you'll find...

    • Guides
    • E3 2020
    • Industry
  • Review Borderlands Legendary Collection - A Triple-Helping Of Classic FPS Action

    Three tickets to the gun show

    It's safe to say you've probably already played Borderlands in some form. The open-world looter-shooter franchise has made an appearance on pretty much every console since the original game released in 2009. This isn't even the series' first appearance on a portable system – Borderlands 2 saw release on the...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Borderlands
  • News The Latest Pokémon Twilight Wings Episode Contains Cool Nods To Sword And Shield's Launch

    Episode 5 is here!

    The latest episode of the online Pokémon Twilight Wings anime has now been released, and this one has some blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments that'll please fans of Sword and Shield on Switch. You can watch the full episode above, so we'd urge you to check that out before reading on if you don't want to be spoiled ahead of time...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Anime
  • Quiz Can You Name These Third-Party Nintendo Games From Just Their Box Art?

    Box clever

    Nintendo consoles are home to some of gaming's best-known franchises, but – like any successful platform – they've also played host to obscure and questionable releases, too. For every Legend of Zelda and Metroid, there are countless other also-ran releases which nobody remembers. Except us, that is, and perhaps you – if you feel...

    • Quizzes
    • Nintendo
  • Poll Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Is Out Today On Switch, Are You Getting It?

    Come on in and vote!

    Today sees the latest Nintendo-published title, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (or 51 Worldwide Games as it's known in Europe) launching on Switch, so we thought it'd be nice to see just how many of you lovely lot are thinking of picking it up. As you may be aware, the game is actually a successor to Clubhouse Games...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Polls
  • Anniversary EarthBound Turns 25 In The USA, And A Whole Generation Feels Old

    Mother!

    As time continues to march on relentlessly, it's time for another significant video game anniversary - and today's is a particularly nostalgic one. It's 25 years to the day since Shigesato Itoi's lovely EarthBound first arrived on US shores and gamers in the West got to take on Giygas with Ness and his band of young heroes on the SNES. They...

    • Anniversary
    • SNES
    • EarthBound
  • News Mystery Gift Galarian Corsola Now Available In Pokémon Sword And Shield

    Get ready for the Isle of Armor!

    There's another Galarian Pokémon up for grabs in Sword and Shield this week. Following on from Galarian Ponyta, trainers can now get their hands-on a Galarian Corsola. This Mystery Gift pocket monster comes with the Hidden Ability Cursed Body. In addition to this, you'll receive the Evolution items Sweet Apple,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Sword and Shield
  • News Tower Of Time Brings More RPG Dungeon Crawling To The Switch Later This Month

    Lead the ultimate party of heroes

    The very positively received RPG dungeon crawler Tower of Time has been announced for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The Switch release will arrive in between the other two versions on 25th June. Here's the rundown: Lead the ultimate party of heroes into the Tower of Time, a vertical battleground...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Mini Review Fly Punch Boom! - A Fantastically Frantic Fighter That Barely Gives You Time To Think

    Superpowered Smash Bros.

    You're not ready for Fly Punch Boom. No really, you're not. You might think you were born to play a game that essentially throws you into an anime royal rumble, but neither your eyes nor your reactions are up to the task. Not yet. It's going to take time to acclimatise to Fly Punch Boom's level of madcap hyper-kinetic...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Random This Bandai Namco Limited Edition Release Comes With A Full-Size Foosball Table

    Better start saving

    We might have a new record holder for the biggest and most expensive limited edition video game offer ever. Japanese company Bandai Namco has just revealed its 'Legends Edition' for the upcoming release Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of New Champions and it comes with a "fully-customised" full-size football table manufactured in France...

    • Ramdom
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Limited Run Games Has Postponed Its Upcoming Presentation

    Will be broadcast at a "later date"

    When this year's E3 was officially cancelled, physical specialists Limited Run Games was one of the first companies to confirm it would still be going ahead with its own digital conference (filled with announcements about upcoming physical releases). The show was scheduled to take place on 8th June, but will now...

    • Limited Run Games
    • Industry
    • E3
  • Feature Designing Our Own Hedkayse Unique Cycling Helmet

    Skullcandy

    We'll admit it, this is a bit of a random one. First, let's dismiss the myth – Nintendo Life Towers does not actually exist. In fact, most of our team have always worked remotely, although we do indeed have a small (shoe box-sized) office in a shared building at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, which we think sounds...

    • Features
    • Hedkayse
    • Merchandise
  • News Super Toy Cars 2 Brings New Handling, Cars And Tracks To Switch Next Week

    And a new career mode, too

    The Super Toy Cars series is back with the release of Super Toy Cars 2, zooming onto a Switch near you next week. The game is a fast-paced arcade racer which has you controlling miniature cars around tracks made up of everyday objects. You'll be racing your toys cars in either single-player or with friends, speeding past...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Competition Design Your Own Gaming Themed Hedkayse Cycle Helmet

    Five winners will see their designs made!

    We had a lot of fun designing our own Nintendo-themed cycle helmets thanks to UK based helmet maker Hedkayse. The lovely folks at Hedkayse were so impressed they would love to see the designs that YOU can come up with if you were able to design your own helmet. Five lucky winners will then have their custom...

    • Nintendo
    • Competitions
    • Hedkayse

Thursday4th Jun 2020

  • Review The Outer Worlds - Obsidian's Fallout-Style RPG Is Worth A Look On Switch

    Halcyon Days

    Obsidian's The Outer Worlds was very well received when it originally launched back in October of 2019; it's a satirical and darkly humorous RPG that takes the first-person Fallout experience and blasts it into orbit. However, as much as it has in common with the Fallout games, it's also very much its own distinct affair; a remarkably...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Pokémon GO Update Is Live, Along With Cool New "Reality Blending" Feature

    Limited to Android phones for now

    Pokémon GO has been updated to Ver. 0.177.0 (Android) and Ver. 1.143.0 (iOS), and you can download it now. The latest update for Niantic's augmented reality game comes with a range of tweaks, changes and improvements, including: Addition of a visual indicator (white rings around the Charge Moves) allowing...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
  • News Blatant Pokémon Rip-Off Appears On Microsoft Store

    'Capsmon', apparently

    Like a heavy thunderstorm that never seems to end or that pesky piece of dirty chewing gum that you just can't get off your shoe, the trend of blatantly obvious Pokémon rip-offs continues to rear its ugly head. The latest, 'Capsmon Adventure: Brave Heroes Assemble', can be found on the Microsoft Store. Available to download...

    • Pokemon
    • Microsoft
  • Random Poor Old Sakurai Can't Even Reveal What Games He's Playing Anymore

    Smash Bros. fans can't help but speculate

    Masahiro Sakurai likes to play video games just as much as his fanbase, but due to his role as the director of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, he has to exercise extreme caution nowadays. Even though he plays "a lot" of games in his spare time, in his latest Famitsu column this week, Sakurai explains how it's...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Masahiro Sakurai
    • DLC
  • Japanese Charts Animal Crossing Denies Xenoblade Chronicles A Debut Week At Number One

    With another 100,000+ copies sold

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 25th - 31st May, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is still standing strong at number one. The game sold an estimated 102,749 copies last week - an almost identical figure to the week before - leaving this week's new Switch title Xenoblade Chronicles:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Xenoblade
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield's Expansion Pass Is Getting A Physical Release In Korea

    DLC in a box

    Fans in Korea will be able to pick up a boxed copy of Pokémon Sword and Shield's Expansion Pass, it has been revealed. The official Pokémon Korea website has listed the item online, highlighting that a game card is not included. Instead, as you might expect, it'll include a download code which can be used to redeem a copy of the Pass...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • DLC
  • News Could Disney's Epic Mickey Series Be Making A Comeback?

    New apparel spotted online

    The Epic Mickey series showed a lot of promise when the first game made its debut on the Nintendo Wii in 2010, but the second entry ended up being a commercial failure. Despite this, there are still many fans who would like to see this short-lived series make a comeback. With this in mind, another piece of new - yes, new...

    • Disney
    • Epic Mickey
    • Walt Disney
  • Random Brighten Your Day With This Glorious Animal Crossing Tom Nook Cake

    Yummy!

    Things are tough at the moment, so why not take a short break by checking out this delicious looking cake inspired by Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Reddit user Happy-Breakfast has shared this Tom Nook creation with other Animal Crossing fans online, and we must say it looks rather wonderful. You can see an edited timelapse of the whole...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Random
  • News Looks Like Bandai Namco Is Bringing Its Retro Collection To The West As Namco Museum Archives

    Dig Dug! Sky Kid! Pac-Land!

    Bandai Namco is about to release The Namcot Collection in Japan, a selection of classic titles from the company's glory days as plain old Namco ('Namcot' was the part of the company which, once upon a time, was responsible for domestic titles). It would seem that the firm has plans to release retro collections in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Golf Games

    Spoil your walk with Switch

    When it comes to golf, we're down for almost anything. Crazy golf, mini golf, putt-putt, or any other variant; we're always up for a round. We'll even play normal, proper, ‘big‘ golf. After all, nothing beats walloping a tiny ball around the countryside in a loud pair of trousers. We're also partial to video game...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Golf
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Best Switch Games
  • News Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 3 Delayed Again, New Dates For Launch And Live Event

    Season 2 to be extended a little more

    Update (Thu 4th Jun, 2020 13:40 BST): Epic Games has announced that the planned launch of Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 3 has been pushed back further. Epic says it needs "to balance the Season 3 launch with time for the team to focus on themselves, their families, and their communities" following current...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Kirk Scott Leaves Nintendo Of America After Five Years

    "The past 5 years have brought incredible joy"

    Quite a lot of people have left Nintendo of America over the past few years, and the latest individual to depart is the company's manager for publisher and developer relations, Kirk Scott. If you've tuned into Nintendo's Nindies Showcase in recent years, you've likely seen him promoting a lot of...

    • Nintendo
    • Kirk Scott
    • Nintendo of America
    • Nindie
    • North America
  • Nintendo Download 4th June (North America)

    Clubhouse Games, The Outer Worlds, The TakeOver!

    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: Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Fire Emblem, Mario And Pokémon Discounts Appear In Latest My Nintendo Rewards (Europe)

    And a couple of themes, too

    The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at reduced prices. There are just the three new discounts available this time around, with Fire Emblem, Mario and Donkey Kong, and Pokémon sharing the spotlight. As always, you can take...

    • My Nintendo
    • 3DS
    • Europe
  • Nintendo Download 4th June (Europe)

    51 Worldwide Games! The Outer Worlds! Skelattack!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail eShop - New Releases: 51 Worldwide Games...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Deals Pre-Order Paper Mario: The Origami King At Nintendo UK Store To Receive Bonus Goodies

    Including real origami sheets

    If you're hoping to get your hands on Paper Mario: The Origami King this summer, you might want to consider this new option available from the Nintendo UK Store. Any pre-orders of the game made at the Nintendo UK Store will now include a bonus pack of Paper Mario: The Origami King Origami Sheets, and a Paper Mario: The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Paper Mario
    • Deals
  • News Amazon France Removes Listings For Mysterious Third-Party Switch Games

    But the Nintendo ones are still live

    For about a week now, multiple mystery game listings for the Nintendo Switch have been appearing on Amazon France. The publishers linked to these listings include Bandai Namco,

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Amazon
  • News After 27 Years, Westone's Clockwork Aquario Is Finally Getting A Release In 2020

    Next-level game preservation

    Strictly Limited Games has finally confirmed that it is bringing Westone' lost arcade title Clockwork Aquario (known as Tokeijikake no Aquario in Japan) to modern-day systems, including Switch. Originally developed in 1992 by Ryuichi Nishizawa – famous for his work on the Wonder Boy series – the game was built on...

    • Switch eShop
  • News Konami Looking To Fund And Publish More Games Like Skelattack In The West

    It's part of a long-term initiative

    Earlier this week, Konami surprised many people when it published a brand-new game on the Nintendo Switch and other platforms called Skelattack. If you're still wondering how this came about, it's all part of the Japanese company's new strategy to strengthen its position within the western market. Senior...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Konami
    • Industry
  • Random Pirate Metal Band Alestorm's Latest Album Features Several Donkey Kong References

    Something tells us they're big fans

    It's always pretty cool seeing Nintendo games being referenced in your favourite films or music, so take a look at Curse of the Crystal Coconut, the new album from Scottish metal band, Alestorm. You can probably think of one reference immediately - yes, the Crystal Coconut is an item found in Donkey Kong 64, used...

    • Donkey Kong
    • Random
  • News Turn-Based Strategy Game Inkulinati Needs Your Help To Launch On Switch

    New stretch goal appears

    Developer Yaza Games is hoping to bring its debut title Inkulinati to Nintendo Switch, with a brand new Kickstarter goal being the only hurdle in its way. The game is a turn-based strategy title featuring animals inspired by the works of medieval illuminators, monks and scribes. Players take on the role of a Master of...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
  • News Gear.Club Unlimited 2 Is Getting A Deluxe 'Tracks Edition' This August, Exclusive To Switch

    Including a new campaign and Le Mans

    Microids and Eden Games have announced that Gear.Club Unlimited 2 - Tracks Edition, an expanded release of the original Gear.Club Unlimited 2, is launching exclusively on Switch this August. This new release, which will be receiving its own physical edition, includes all of the content available in the base game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video New Trailer Shows SpongeBob: Battle For Bikini Bottom Rehydrated Multiplayer Mode

    Local and online co-op

    Another new trailer has arrived for SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated, this time giving us a decent look at the game's multiplayer offerings. As you can see, you'll be able to team up with a friend for some co-op fun. The co-op functionality is available in both local multiplayer and online. "Grab...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video

Wednesday3rd Jun 2020

  • News Konami Just Surprise-Launched A Brand New Action Platformer On Switch

    Check out Skelattack

    Well, here's a welcome surprise for you. Konami and developer Ukuza Inc. have surprise-launched a brand new IP on Nintendo Switch and other platforms called Skelattack. This new action-adventure platformer is said to "introduce an expansive Underworld filled with quirky, charming and sometimes deadly inhabitants of the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Not All Animal Crossing Players Are Having Happy Wedding Seasons

    "I'm fine. This is fine."

    This week saw the grand launch of Wedding Season in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, where players can meet up with lovebird alpacas, Reese and Cyrus, to organise the wedding photographs of their fluffy dreams. It's yet another adorable feature that's been added as a post-release update, and while most players are likely...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Random
  • News Nintendo Sold 4.2 Million Switch Consoles In March Alone, Says Report

    Update: Evidence suggests otherwise

    Update: It has come to our attention that some of the findings presented in GoldenCasino's report appear to be inaccurate. As of January, the Switch had shifted a total of 52.48 million units according to official Nintendo figures. By the end of March, Nintendo's official figures placed that total at 55.77...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales Figures
  • News Sega Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary With A Micro Version Of The Game Gear

    Four colours with four games each

    Sega has just announced the Game Gear Micro. As the name suggests, this is a micro version of its original 1990 handheld. This smaller system will launch in Japan on 6th October for ¥4,980 - which is expected to equate to about $50 / €50 locally. It will be available in black, blue, yellow and red, and each...

    • Sega
    • Game Gear
    • Retro
  • News Sega's Game Gear Micro Was Originally Going To Be Even More Stingy

    So be thankful, we guess?

    If you've already been checking out our home page this morning, you'll have seen that Sega has revealed a series of Game Gear Micro consoles. Four (very tiny) systems are set to be available in total, each coming with four games. At ¥4,980 a pop - roughly $50 / €50 - a mini console with just four games on it sounds...

    • Sega
    • Game Gear
    • Retro
  • News SteamDolls Is An Upcoming Metroidvania Starring The Voice Of Solid Snake

    Update: Kickstarter now live!

    Update (Wed 3rd Jun, 2020 09:50 BST): The Kickstarter for SteamDolls - Order of Chaos is now live, meaning you can go ahead and pledge your support if you'd like to see the game arrive on Switch. You can visit the Kickstarter page right here, or learn more about the game in our original article below. Original Article...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kickstarter
  • Review XCOM 2 Collection - Firaxis' Stone-Cold Classic Makes The Leap To Switch Intact

    Welcome Back, Commander

    2K Games really has gifted Switch owners a smorgasbord of truly excellent games from their back catalogue lately, with the publisher's Borderlands, BioShock and XCOM franchises all exploding onto the eShop in unison. It's certainly going to be interesting to see how successfully they've managed to deal with the technical task...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • XCOM 2 Collection
  • News Sega's Game Gear Micro Might Not Be The "Revolutionary" Scoop Famitsu Has Been Teasing

    Update: First details about the big scoop surface

    Update (Wed 3rd Jun, 2020 09:30 BST): It's believed the big Famitsu scoop is a new arcade service/platform from Sega known as 'Fog Gaming'. It will supposedly allow game centers to make money outside of regular business hours At this point, it sounds like it'll be a Japan-only thing. Sorry folks!...

    • Sega
    • Famitsu
    • Game Gear
    • Japan
  • News New Metroidvania Curse Of The Sea Rats Takes To Kickstarter To Secure Switch Launch

    Update: It's already a success!

    Update (Wed 3rd Jun, 2020 15:20 BST): And just like that, Curse of the Sea Rats has been fully funded. It managed to smash its goal in just nine hours. Original Article (Tue 2nd Jun, 2020 17:00 BST): Indie developer Petoons Studio has today launched its Kickstarter campaign to fund Curse of the Sea Rats, a new...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
  • Hardware Classics Sega Game Gear - The System Which Spawned The Game Gear Micro

    Getting into Gear

    With the announcement of the Game Gear Micro, we thought you might like to revisit our Hardware Classics feature – originally published in 2016 – on the real deal. Enjoy! It's easy to see the thinking behind the Game Gear, the machine Sega positioned as a Game Boy-beater in the early '90s. The firm's

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    • Hardware Classics
    • Retro
    • Sega
    • Game Gear
  • News Nintendo Shares Its Support Of The Black Community In Official Statement

    "We are committed to fostering equity"

    Today, Nintendo has shared a statement regarding the anti-racism protests currently talking place across the US following the death of George Floyd on 25th May, 2020. The full statement can be found below. Nintendo posted the message to its social media channels. Nintendo's rival platform holders, Microsoft...

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  • Poll Rate Your Favourite Nintendo Switch Online SNES Games

    Help us rank the 29 SNES games on Nintendo's online sub service

    They might have taken a while to arrive, but the library of 29 SNES games available as part of Nintendo's Switch Online subscription service adds considerable value to Switch's online offering for many retro gaming fans. Throw in authentic-feeling wireless controllers that mimic the...

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  • News Pokémon GO Players Can Now Catch Their First Sword And Shield Pokémon

    The first Generation 8 Pokémon arrive

    Pokémon GO players can get their first taste of Generation 8 action today, as Pokémon from the main series' latest entries, Sword and Shield, arrive in the app for the first time. Usually, new generations are introduced on a yearly basis, with new 'mon starting to appear as summer comes to an end. This time,...

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    • Mobile
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  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate Brings The N64 Out Of Retirement In This Week's Spirit Event

    About time

    Do you like the Nintendo 64? Do you like to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch? Then get excited for this week's spirit event that combines the two. This N64 themed event (starting this Friday) features spirits from the same generation of Nintendo gaming. As you can see above, there's the cast of Donkey Kong 64, multiple...

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    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo 64
  • News The Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection Doesn't Include A Switch Game Card

    Limited to the Americas

    The Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection has been available on the Switch eShop since last week, but if you've been holding out for a physical copy and happen to be located in the Americas, we've got some bad news. Although a user on the NSCollectors subreddit said they had

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  • News The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters Gets A New June Switch Release Date

    A sequel to The Coma: Recut

    Update (Wed 3rd Jun, 2020 12:00 BST): The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters has been given a new release date on Nintendo Switch after originally being scheduled to launch this May. You'll be able to get your hands on it from 19th June. A new trailer has been released alongside the news, which you can check out for yourself above...

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  • News Platinum Already Thinking About More Self-Published Games After Success Of The Wonderful 101: Remastered

    And will continue to work with other publishers

    The Kickstarter for The Wonderful 101: Remastered was a huge success - with the campaign raising more than $1 million in just over 12 hours. Now that the game is out on the Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC, PlatinumGames' president and CEO Kenichi Sato has revealed the Japanese company is already...

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  • News Fantastical Platformer Potata: Fairy Flower Will Bloom On Switch This Week

    Pre-purchase to get 25% off

    If you're looking for a new platformer to try on Switch, you might want to keep an eye out for Potata: Fairy Flower, launching on Nintendo's platform this weekend. Set in a fantastical world, players will be adventuring alongside the titular Potata, a novice witch-in-training. The new trailer above gives you a glimpse at...

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Tuesday2nd Jun 2020

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards

    The best prices on Micro SD cards for Switch

    If you've picked up a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite recently and downloaded any games from the Nintendo eShop, it's highly likely that you'll be running out of internal storage space soon. Indeed, storage space is one of Switch's weaknesses, and the fact that there are so many amazing games coming to...

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  • Guide Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour Times And Mystery Bonus Hour Times: This Week's Featured Pokémon And Mystery Bonus - 2nd June

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

    Note: While Niantic has temporarily altered some elements of Pokémon GO gameplay and postponed certain events in light of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting most parts of the world, weekly Spotlight Hours and Mystery Bonus Hours appear to be continuing. Different countries and...

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  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield Expansion Passes - All You Need To Know, Including New And Returning Pokémon

    All the additions coming in The Isle Of Armor and Crown Tundra expansions

    The upcoming Expansion Passes for Pokémon Sword and Shield are bringing DLC content and new features to Game Freak's latest entry in the mainline Pokémon series. The two parts of the Expansion Pass feature a brand-new area each - The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra - and...

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  • News DAL's Item Services Don't Appear To Be Available On Mystery Island Tours In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Nice idea, wrong island

    It's the start of a new month, and that means new features have been unlocked in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. While we've heard about wedding season and the new seasonal items, there's apparently another feature that might have been overlooked

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  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield's Isle of Armor DLC Launches 17th June, Here's The New Trailer

    And Galarian Slowbro is revealed!

    As promised yesterday, a brand new slice of info regarding Pokémon Sword and Shield's upcoming Expansion Pass

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • DLC
  • News Nintendo New York Store Windows Smashed During Riots In Manhattan

    Fifth day of unrest in New York City reaches Rockefeller Center

    It is a grim scene as police stand guard outside of shattered windows at Nintendo New York, surrounded by a backdrop of protesting and unrest – a stark contrast to the colourful contents of the flagship store inside. On Monday evening, rioters had broken the windows of The Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Store
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    • North America
  • News Hidden Ability Grookey, Scorbunny And Sobble Now Being Distributed Through Pokémon Home

    Download 'em all!

    Today's turning out to be quite the day for Pokémon fans, as it has now been revealed that you can get your hands on special versions of the Pokémon Sword and Shield starters through Pokémon Home. Yes, in addition to the news that the games' first DLC expansion, Isle of Armor, will be launching on 17th June, today also brings...

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    • Pokemon
  • News New Legendaries, Star Tournament And More Revealed For Pokémon Sword And Shield

    New Crown Tundra details surface

    If today's release date news for The Isle of Armor wasn't enough for you, then how about a whole boatload of new info regarding Pokémon Sword and Shield's second DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra? We'll kick things off with some newly revealed Pokémon, and more details on a few that had been teased previously. First...

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  • Review Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling - A Lovely Indie Tribute To Paper Mario

    Fly paper

    It's no huge revelation that Nintendo's refusal to return the Paper Mario series to its RPG roots has alienated a lot of players. The exploration and puzzle-solving of the latest entries Sticker Star and Colour Splash is an acquired taste, and many gamers lament the fact that the big N chose this direction for the franchise. Consequently...

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  • News All Resident Evil Games Discounted On Nintendo Switch, Get Up To 60% Off

    On sale for a limited time

    If you're a fan of the Resident Evil series, or even if you're interested in checking it out for the very first time on Switch, there's never been a better time than now to jump in and treat yourself. Every single game in the series available on Nintendo's platform has been reduced for a limited time, with just two...

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  • News Legal Crackdown On Mario 64 PC Port Not Enough To Stop Modders From Improving It

    And download links are still circulating online

    Despite Nintendo's crackdown last month on the Super Mario 64 PC port, it's reportedly not been enough to stop the project from being improved upon. According to VGC, the modding community is still continuing to enhance the visual elements of the not-so-original release - even though many of the...

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  • News SNK Gals' Fighters Mysteriously Removed From The European eShop

    Update: And it's back!

    Update (Tue 2nd Jun, 2020 12:45 BST): SNK has announced on Twitter that SNK Gals' Fighters is available on the European eShop once again. No reason about its removal was provided. Original Story (Fri 8th May, 2020 06:05 BST): Last week, the Neo Geo Pocket Color title SNK Gals' FIghters got released on the Switch eShop. Now...

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    • Europe
  • News Lost NES Game Based On A Tom Cruise Movie Has Just Been Recovered From 21 Floppy Discs

    Every floppy counts

    When developer Chris Oberth passed away in 2012 at the tragically young age of 59, he left behind a considerable legacy, with titles such as Phasor Zap, Anteater, Ardy the Aardvark and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom listed amongst his credits. He also left behind a massive selection of floppy discs, hard drives and CD-Rs,...

    • NES
    • Retro
  • Feature How RoboCop's Epic Game Boy Theme Tune Lives On, 30 Years Later

    "If you'd have told me it would still be around in 30 years, I wouldn't have believed you"

    While video game music has become more and more popular as the years have rolled by, there once was a time when it was seen as an afterthought; the tunes that accompanied the titles we played on our home computers and consoles were often there simply to avoid...

    • Features
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    • Music
    • Game Boy
  • Video See Pokémon Red And Blue's Opening Reimagined In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Pokémon Drift and Pate

    This isn't the first time we've seen fans blend the worlds of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Pokémon, and it sure won't be the last, but you can never have enough PokéCrossing, right? YouTube channel The Nooksters has shared a new video which reimagines the opening moments of Pokémon Red and Blue, including the...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Gallery Pokémon Sword And Shield Isle Of Armor - Glorious Key Art And New Screenshots

    New locations, Venusaur and Blastoise, more

    If you missed the news, it has today been confirmed that part one of Pokémon Sword and Shield's upcoming expansion, Isle of Armor, will be released on 17th June. We now have our hands on a handful of new screenshots and other images relating to the new content, too. Below, you'll find screenshots from...

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  • News Bandai Namco Joins The Party With Its Very Own Amazon France Switch Listing

    Another mystery game appears online

    Believe it or not, but Amazon France is still posting listings online for upcoming Nintendo Switch titles. The publishers that have got a mention so far include Bethesda, Ubisoft, Capcom, Square Enix, Warner Bros., Take 2,

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    • Amazon
    • Bandai Namco
  • News Minecraft Adds First-Person Pac-Man Mode, And It Looks Pretty Terrifying

    And there's a brand new ghost!

    Sometimes, the world of gaming throws something into the mix that you would never have expected to see. Now is one of those times, as Pac-Man and the gang enter the world of Minecraft for some first-person Waka-Waka mayhem. This new DLC has been released in celebration of Pac-Man's 40th anniversary and can be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Minecraft
    • Pac Man
    • DLC
  • News Splatoon's Squid Kids Comedy Show Manga Is Being Localised This July

    Based on Splatoon 2's characters and designs

    Splatoon might only be up to its second game, but it's already become an insanely popular first-party series for Nintendo. As a result of this, the Japanese video game giant is eager to build on its success with clothing, toys and even manga. If you have read any of the Splatoon manga before, you might...

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    • Nintendo
    • Manga
  • News Hungry For Some Resident Evil Action On Your Switch? Then Check Out These Super eShop Savings

    Up to 60% off

    Capcom has taken another bite out of its Resident Evil prices on the Switch eShop, reducing the mainline games in the series by up to 60%. These current offers apply to both the US and UK and will be available until 18th June. Keep in mind, the standard price per game is normally $29.99 / £29.99. That means you can get two games for...

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  • News Pokémon GO Player Spending Hit $23 Million In A Single Week During Coronavirus Lockdown

    A near 70% jump

    Pokémon GO continues to be a monstrous success for both developer Niantic and The Pokémon Company, with huge profits still being recorded during the coronavirus outbreak. According to data gathered by GoldenCasinoNews, weekly player spending in Pokémon GO jumped by "almost 70%" between 9th and 16th March, a week in which a large...

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  • News Visual Novel Strawberry Vinegar Serves "Cute Comedy" On Switch This Week

    Featuring cookies and a demon from Hell

    Launching later this week on Nintendo Switch is Strawberry Vinegar, a visual novel said to be full of "cute comedy" and plenty of food. Not many games centre around a plot where a demon from Hell storms into the life of a young girl, steals all of her cookies and then threatens to devour her whole family, but...

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Monday1st Jun 2020

  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Couch Co-Op Games

    Teamwork makes the dream work

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

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  • Guide Zelda: Breath Of The Wild: All Shrine Locations And Maps

    Time to bulk up your hearts and stamina

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an incredible game, both in terms of critical acclaim and sheer size. Few aspects of Link's latest sprawling adventure exemplify this as well as the sheer number of shrines - miniature dungeons focused solely on puzzle solving. Finding all of the shrines in Breath of...

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    • Wii U
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch RPGs

    Now with even more Xenoblade

    Nintendo Switch has amassed a huge number of quality titles across almost every category since launching back in 2017, and the RPG genre is certainly no exception. Below you'll find our picks for the console's essential role-playing games, in no particular order. This selection will evolve over time as Switch's library...

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

    Where's Wurmple?

    The bug type Pokémon Wurmple in Pokémon GO is from the third generation of Pokémon and evolves into Silcoon or Cascoon, who in turn evolve into Beautifly or Dustox respectively. Let's address the Phanpy in the room right away though: at present, there's no reliable method of securing a Silcoon or Cascoon evolution. It seems to...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
    • Features
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  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield Codes: Full List Of Mystery Gift Codes

    All the current Pokémon Sword and Shield Mystery Gift codes

    If you've played through the main game in Pokémon Sword and Shield, one character you should remember is the Ball Guy who appears at every stadium in the game and gives you unique Poké Balls every time you see him. Well, last year he began giving out codes on social media for Mystery...

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  • Guide How To Fix A Drifting Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Analog Stick

    Several solutions to fix drift and put Joy back in the Con

    Nintendo Switch has been a roaring success since launch and the platform holder deserves credit for delivering a console to suit multiple purposes and lifestyles. As a portable device it needs to be rugged and hard-wearing and, on the whole, Switch is a solid, durable bit of kit. That’s...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Joy-Con Drift
    • Guides
  • Guide How To Link Your Fortnite Epic Account On Switch And PS4

    Epic about turn

    Last year Sony pulled a dramatic about turn and allowed Fortnite to support cross play on every single platform, including Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac. Not only does this allow you to play with your chums on PS4 while you're on your Switch, but it will also let you use a single account across multiple platforms. For...

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  • Guide Which Switch Games Don't Work With Nintendo Switch Lite?

    The games you can't play without Joy-Con Controllers

    Switch Lite, the portable-only version of Nintendo's console, offers a cheaper way of jumping on the Switch train with a focus on handheld play which makes it a true replacement for Nintendo 3DS. However, it's important to remember that unlike the standard Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite does not...

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

    Family Membership explained

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

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  • Guide Looking For Super Kirby Clash Passwords? Here Are A Few To Get You Started

    Get those Fragments and Gem Apples

    Update: Old codes shifted to the 'expired' section. Unless you've been living under a 'down-B' Kirby-shaped brick since last September, you're probably aware that a free-to-start Kirby game called Super Kirby Clash is available to play on Nintendo Switch. The game has you choosing from four different roles -...

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  • Guide The 29 SNES Games On Nintendo Switch Online, Ranked By Us

    Which Super NES games should you start with?

    It took a while but after months of rumours, speculation and player wishes, Nintendo eventually put SNES games on Nintendo Switch back in September last year. Since then it has been adding to the roster of Super NES games on the system, with the most recent additions being Panel de Pon

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch FPS Games

    Now with added Persistence

    Nintendo Switch's bulging catalogue of games covers practically every genre, and First-Person Shooters are no exception. It's a welcome change because Nintendo systems have historically lagged a little behind other consoles in the FPS field despite hosting some classics. GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark helped define the FPS...

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

    Have I Got Boos For You: How to track and capture the game's 16 Boos

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

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids

    The best Switch games for your little ones

    Nintendo Switch is a console with brilliant software for gamers young and old. Nintendo's wholesome, family-friendly image is well-earned, and with characters like Mario, Luigi and the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom gang, Switch games to cater to the young and the young-at-heart alike. With its excellent...

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Metroidvania Games

    Now with even more Shantae!

    The word 'Metroidvania' might rub some core gamers the wrong way, but it's a useful catch-all to describe a very specific type of game experience. Combining elements from both the Metroid series and Koji Igarashi-produced Castlevania titles, this broad platforming genre has you using an ever-growing skill set to open up...

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  • Guide How To Share Games And Saves Across Nintendo Switch And Switch Lite

    How to sync data and share games between two Switches

    Important note: Right now, it is not possible to transfer save data for Animal Crossing: New Horizons between two Switches at will. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more details. So, you've gone and got yourself a lovely new Nintendo Switch Lite in addition to your regular 'old' Switch...

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Fitness And Exercise Games

    Get in shape with these Switch games

    Cooped up at home and need something to keep you active? Looking to get in shape but find the lure of gaming too hard to resist? Worry not, because with Switch it's easy to mix your favourite pastime with a little cardiovascular exercise to get your blood pumping. Below we've collected our picks of the best...

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  • Feature Best Free Switch Games - Download And Play Right Now

    Free-to-play right away

    How times change! It used to be that you went to your local video game emporium, took your chosen game to the counter, handed over cold hard cash and raced home to pop it in your console. Not only has digital distribution removed the need to even leave the house, but many games can be downloaded to your console for absolutely...

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  • Guide Pokémon GO Buddy Distance Chart - How To Earn Candy

    How far you have to walk every Pokémon to earn candy

    Pokémon GO's "Buddy" system allows you to assign a Pokémon to walk at your side and earn candies as a reward – this is really handy, as candies are required to evolve 'mon. The Buddy mechanic makes it possible to gain candies for any monster – even those rare ones that you've hatched from...

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Shmups

    Shoot 'em up, all of 'em

    The humble shoot ‘em up has been a staple genre ever since the very beginning of video games when Spacewar! laid down the basic groundwork in 1962. No, that is not a typo; in the year that Marilyn Monroe died and The Beatles recorded ‘Love Me Do’, some boffins at MIT were busy inventing video games. Of course, it...

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  • Guide Where To Buy Nintendo Switch Lite Coral - Purchase The Pink Switch Lite

    Pretty in pink, cute in coral

    If you've been waiting to pull the trigger on Nintendo's handheld-only version of the all-conquering Switch, perhaps the latest addition to the colourful Switch Lite roster might be the one for you. The Nintendo Switch Lite Coral is a cute one and no mistake, and it launched in North America on 3rd April, and in Europe...

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  • News Pokémon GO Downtime Scheduled For 1st June - Here's When And Why Pokémon GO Is Down

    Pokémon GO not working? Don't worry

    On Monday 1st June, Pokémon GO will experience downtime for a number of hours. If you're concerned about your app not working as it should or any issues with your account, don't worry - everything will be up and running again soon. The game is planned to be down globally for seven hours, meaning you'll be...

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  • Guide Pokémon GO: Type Chart - Effectiveness And Weakness For All Types

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

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

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  • Guide Where To Buy Ring Fit Adventure For Nintendo Switch

    It's time to work up a sweat

    Ring Fit Adventure is a different type of adventure game for Switch which uses a couple of unique accessories that detect and measure your real-world movements and turn them into in-game actions. The Ring-Con and Leg Strap accessories bundled with the game enable players to explore and battle in the game world using the...

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

    Every game, including the SP versions!

    Nintendo Switch Online had a slow start initially, but with the introduction of SNES games, we've seen added value coming to the service which justifies the asking price. Nintendo has been slowly but surely fleshing out the number of games available, and we've pulled together a complete list of all the titles...

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  • News Impressive Aerial Shot Of Super Nintendo World's Construction Surfaces Online

    Update: Second photo shows park's entrance

    Update (Mon 1st Jun, 2020 12:30 BST): A second aerial shot of Super Nintendo World has now been shared online, this time giving us a look at the entrance to the park. It looks like visitors will walk in via a giant green Warp Pipe, and there's even an adorable Super Star on the ground. Lovely stuff...

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  • Guide The Best Video Game Books

    Slim volumes, huge coffee table books, the lot

    The only thing more fun than playing video games is reading about them, and in the past few years, we've seen the number of game-specific books explode as players seek to learn more about the industry and writers strive to catalogue and analyse what has become one of the world's most popular forms of...

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  • Feature The Most Relaxing Switch Games - Chill Games For Nintendo Switch

    Nintendo Switch and chill

    Had a tough day? When it comes to getting adrenaline coursing and your pulse racing, there are more than enough video games that fit the bill. Whether battling to recover your humanity in Dark Souls, making it to the final two in a round of Fortnite or going up against a rock-hard retro classic, there are plenty of Switch...

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  • News New Seasonal Items Have Appeared In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Buy them while you can

    We wouldn't blame Animal Crossing: New Horizons players for being entirely distracted by today's shiny new Wedding Season event, but in case you hadn't noticed, we also have some brand new seasonal items to check out. Just like the Mother's Day mug that was available thro

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  • Feature Best Switch Sports Games

    Be a sport

    Since the dawn of humankind we homo sapiens have sought to prove ourselves with competitive feats of skill, dexterity or sheer strength. This has taken many forms, but usually involves performing some task in the quickest time, besting your opponent(s) in a physical bout, or scoring the most goals or points or something, usually with a...

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Beat 'Em Ups

    Take the fight to the mean streets

    Beat 'em ups have been a staple of gaming since the mid-1980s when Kung Fu Master birthed the genre in the arcades. It was arguably 1987’s Double Dragon which kicked off the golden age of the side-scrolling brawler, though, and some of our best gaming memories involve strutting down streets and getting into...

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  • Guide How To Fix Your Nintendo Switch When It Won't Turn On Or Charge

    See if you can get her humming again

    Like any electronic device, the Switch isn’t perfect in hardware or software and although issues with either are uncommon, they can happen. If your Switch is unresponsive and won’t turn on, or has an issue with charging, we’ve got a few solutions for you to hopefully save yourself a tremendous amount of...

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  • Review Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - You Won't Get 'Board' Of These Games Easily

    Warning: things get a bit dicey

    With much of the world still in some form of lockdown at the time of writing this review, many have resorted to board games or playing cards to keep themselves occupied and help while away the hours. It could be argued, then, that Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (or 51 Worldwide Games

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  • News Amazon France Strikes Again With Another Mystery Nintendo Switch Game Listing

    This time for Koch Media

    Amazon France is the gift that keeps on giving right now. The online retailer posted multiple mystery product listings for upcoming Switch games last week, with with Bethesda, Ubisoft, Warner Bros., Take 2 and even Nintendo

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Amazon
    • Koch Media
  • Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For June And July 2020

    Take me down to the Paradise City

    May has come and gone, and we're still dealing with the sizeable drop of games it delivered right at the very end there. With Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition and the triple-hit of the XCOM 2, BioShock and Borderlands Legendary Collections, we've got quite enough to be

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
    • Features
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield Expansion Pass News Teased For Tomorrow, 2nd June

    More details on the way!

    Update: And the news is finally here! The launch date for the Expansion's first part, The Isle of Armor, has been announced, alongside the reveal of Galarian Slowbro. Tomorrow is set to bring new information on Pokémon Sword and Shield's upcoming Expansion Pass, The Pokémon Company has revealed. The news comes from the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • DLC
  • News Official Pokémon Board Game Announced, Will Be Based On The Trading Card Game

    And it launches next month!

    The Pokémon Company International has today announced the Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy, a board game adaptation of the iconic Pokémon TCG. The game is said to offer "fun family entertainment, combining strategic Pokémon TCG gameplay within a classic, easy-to-learn family game experience". Each Battle...

    • Pokemon
    • Board Games
    • TCG
  • Reminder Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Wedding Season Starts Today

    Love is in the air

    Just in case it had slipped your mind, or in case you've been away from your island from a while, here's your friendly reminder that Animal Crossing: New Horizons's latest event is kicking off today. Following on from the Mus

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • Deals Get A Half Price Goodie With Your Purchase Of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass

    Join the wild adventure

    The wild adventure continues later this year with Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield expansion pass. The expansion pass contains two expansions, releasing at the end of June and autumn 2020 respectively. The Nintendo Official UK Store has a charming offer if you elect to buy the expansion pass via their online store. How...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • UK Charts Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Goes Straight To Number One

    With Animal Crossing close behind

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 30th May, revealing that Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has debuted at number one. It's not often you see a single-platform JRPG at the top of the UK charts, but as you can see for yourself below, last week's Xenoblade rerelease has managed to do just that. It...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Review Liberated - An Atmospheric Comic Book Take On Grim Dystopia

    Liberated, rated

    Imagine a world in which a totalitarian government exploits our reliance on social media to take control of every aspect of our lives. It's not a particularly radical thing to conceive of, is it? You could even be forgiven for calling it a fairly clichéd premise. But as Liberated demonstrates, there's a reason why clichés become...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Liberated
  • Gallery Here, Have Some Adorable Pokémon As Animal Crossing Characters

    Can we adopt them please?

    Characters from Animal Crossing are adorable. Characters from Pokémon are adorable. So what happens when you mush them all together? You guessed it: adorable. Instagram artist @okeypokes has been sharing a number of designs featuring various Pokémon critters dressed up as if they were a character in Animal Crossing: New...

    • Pokemon
    • Animal Crossing
    • Art
  • News Ninty Fresh Aims To Relive The Glory Days Of Nintendo Print Magazines

    Kickstarter is now live!

    Readers of a certain age will remember a time when the latest Nintendo news was brought to you alongside the glorious smell of ink, a shiny cover featuring your favourite gaming heroes, and - if you were lucky - the odd freebie like a double-sided poster or a pin badge. We're talking, of course, about print magazines. We'd...

    • Magazines
    • Ninty Fresh
  • News All-In-One Retro System Polymega Will Also Support "Current-Gen" Cloud Gaming Services

    "Play it all through one incredible user experience"

    Polymega – the all-in-one, modular retro gaming platform which will allow you to play your original NES, SNES, Mega Drive, PC Engine, PlayStation and Saturn games on a single system – has added cloud gaming support to its arsenal ahead of its official launch this year. The creators of the...

    • Polymega
    • Hardware
    • Retro
  • News After 10 Years Away, The Original "King Of Kong" Is Making A Comeback

    "It seemed only fitting to get back into the swing of things"

    Steve Wiebe became a star overnight thanks to the documentary film The King of Kong back in 2007, but for the past decade, he has been content to step aside and allow other players to take their shot at high-score glory. However, Wiebe – who is now recognised as the first person to...

    • Steve Wiebe
    • Donkey Kong
  • News Donkey Kong-Inspired Platforming Awaits In Castle Kong, Coming To Switch Next Month

    And there are prizes to be won

    Launching next month on Nintendo Switch is Castle Kong, a retro-styled arcade platformer that takes more than a little inspiration from Donkey Kong. Aiming to replicate the retro feel and addictive one-more-go-style gameplay seen in Nintendo's classic, the game features 22 levels spread out over four different stages...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News FUZE4 Nintendo Switch To Livestream Learn-To-Code Workshop For Aspiring Game Devs

    Learn how to code your own games

    The team behind FUZE4 Nintendo Switch, a digital software package designed to teach beginners how to code their very own video games, will host a free, learn-to-code workshop live on YouTube. Planned to be the first of several streams, the workshop will cover three basic principles of coding. A press release tells...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Pokémon Company Just Recorded Its Second Best Year In History

    Profits are through the roof

    The Pokémon Company has released its financial report for the fiscal year ending February 2020, revealing that it's had a mightily impressive 12 months. As reported by gamebiz, The Pokémon Company's net profit reached 15.3 billion yen (approx. $143m) over the last fiscal year, a 14.8% increase over the previous...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mobile
    • Sales Figures
  • News Geoff Keighley Joins Reggie's Podcast To Talk The Game Awards And That Wii Sports Match

    Update: And it's live!

    Update (Mon 1st Jun, 2020 17:05 BST): And it's live! You can catch the episode right now over on the podcast's Soundcloud page. Enjoy! Original Article (Fri 29th May, 2020 11:35 BST): The newest episode of Talking Games with Reggie & Harold, a podcast set up by ex-Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé and...

    • Reggie
    • The Game Awards
  • News Check Out Liberated, The Playable Dystopian Comic Book, In This Launch Trailer

    Launched and Liberated

    Liberated is a brand new game for Switch, a graphic novel in playable form that blends a branching dystopian comic book narrative with side-scrolling, stealthy action-adventure gameplay. It's out tomorrow and we can now reveal a brand new launch trailer released by the developer - check it out above. The game was announced...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

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  • Feature 10 Years Later, We Return To Our Abandoned Animal Crossing: Wild World Village

    Never go back?

    Was it Jack Reacher or someone else who said "Never go back"? We forget, but when it comes to video games, nostalgia trips can be a disappointment. Some gems hold up beautifully, while others are irreparably tarnished by Mother Time and Father Progress and can't measure up to your treasured memories. Old games, fondly remembered, may...

    • Features
    • Animal Crossing
  • News New Amazon Listing Teases Second Unannounced Take-Two Game For Switch

    The listings don't stop

    June is an incredibly exciting time for the video game industry, but this year things will obviously be quite different. Despite the cancellation of E3, there'll still be plenty of reveals and digital shows to watch online. So what exactly is happening on the Nintendo front? If multiple listings dating back to earlier this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Outer Worlds Publisher Reveals Performance And Resolution Of The Switch Version

    Targeting 30fps, 1080p docked and 720p in handheld mode

    If you're looking forward to finally getting your hands on the Switch version of Obsidian Entertainment's action-RPG The Outer Worlds when it's released on 5th June, you might be curious to know how it performs and if there are any extra incentives for Nintendo players. According to the game's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • The Outer Worlds
  • Review The TakeOver - A Worthy Companion Piece To Streets Of Rage 4

    This town IS big enough for the both of us, actually

    Scrolling fighting games on Switch are clearly like buses; you wait years for a decent one to arrive and two come along at once. We've recently been blessed with the long-awaited Streets of Rage 4, an officially-sanctioned sequel created by DotEmu, Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games, and just a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The TakeOver
  • News Local Co-Op Is Seemingly Returning To The Remaster Of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles

    Play the game just like the GameCube original

    Earlier this week, Square Enix confirmed Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition would be released on 27th August on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms. While the game's online multiplayer, cross-play and cross-save features have been mentioned time and time again in press...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Final Fantasy
  • News Summer In Mara Sails Onto The Nintendo Switch On 16th June

    Experience farm life on an island

    First revealed for the Nintendo Switch in 2018, Summer in Mara will finally be released on Nintendo Switch and PC on 16th June. Publisher and developer Chibig made the news official via Twitter: In this single-player experience, you'll control Koa - a young girl who must take care of her own island by harvesting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature How Nintendo And A Band Of Teenage High Score Obsessives Created The Idea Of The Pro Gamer

    Investigating Nintendo's surprising role in the birth of esports

    Esports is old. Its origins stretch back to the very first days of video games as a medium. Was competitive gaming born with the invention of Tennis for Two in 1958, the very first video game? Or in 1972 when Rolling Stone hosted the first Space War! competition in a university...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Nintendo World Championships
    • Billy Mitchell
  • News Nintendo's Latest Patent Protects IC Tags Within Soft Toys

    Like plush amiibo

    Nintendo recently filed a patent that intends to prevent damage to IC tags within soft toys. As weird as this may sound, it seems to actually refer to the NFC feature contained within plush amiibo. One example of this is the Yarn Yoshi amiibo which was released in 2015. A similar patent dating back to 31st March of the same year...

    • Nintendo
    • Patent
    • amiibo
    • Japan
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #45 - Phalanx

    Dueling banjo

    And we're back with another edition of Box Art Brawl, your weekly opportunity to peruse covers of video games past and pick your favourite. Last week we checked out Super C, although Super C didn't actually win the vote. Nope, it was the European Probotectors who took the title with a small but significant (and surprising) margin over...

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    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro