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TodayWed, 26th Jun 2019

  • News Toy Story Mash-Up Pack Now Available In Minecraft

    To infinity and beyond!

    To promote the arrival of Toy Story 4 in cinemas, Disney has teamed up with Mojang to release a special Toy Story themed mash-up pack in Minecraft. Here are the details from the Minecraft blog: Woody, Bo Peep, Buzz Lightyear, and some of the other charismatic characters you know and love have taken a detour to the world of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Minecraft
    • Toy Story
    • Disney
  • News Luigi's Mansion 3 And Link's Awakening Nominated For 'Best Console Game' Of E3

    Switch nominees across multiple catogories

    Now that E3 2019 has wrapped up, 64 judging publications for the Game Critics Awards have selected this year's 'best of E3' nominees. The winners will be announced on 27th June. First party Nintendo titles are featured across multiple categories. Luigi's Mansion 3 is up for best console game, best...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • E3 2019
    • E3
    • Game Critics Awards
  • News Pokémon Detective Pikachu Gets An Electrifying Digital Release Next Month

    Blu-ray release scheduled for August

    If you haven't been to see Pokémon Detective Pikachu in-cinema yet, you might want to hold out for the digital release arriving next month, on 23rd July. Following this is the release of the Blu-ray version, on 6th August. Here's the official announcement from the Detective Pikachu Twitter account: It’s...

    • Pokemon
    • Detective Pikachu
    • Movies
  • News "Metroidmania" Spirit Event Starts Later This Week In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Celebrate Samus

    Metroid Prime 4 might have been delayed, but that won't stop Nintendo from spotlighting Samus in the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit event. Here are the details: The three-day #SmashBrosUltimate spirit event "Metroidmania" starts on 28/06! Check your Spirit Board, because #Metroid characters are coming out of the walls!...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Metroid
  • News Terraria Arrives On The Switch eShop This Week

    Physical version arriving a bit later

    505 Games has confirmed Terraria will be released on the Switch eShop on 27th June. Prior to this, we found out the alpha build of the game had been sent to the original developer Re-Logic at the start of this year. In the same announcement post, it was also revealed a physical version of the game would be...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Bloodstained Team Releasing Multiple "Small Updates" To Fix Performance Of The Switch Version

    "We have been listening to the feedback"

    Last week, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players encountered a "game-breaking bug" in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. With this problem now resolved, Koji Igarashi and his team have shifted their attention to the Switch release. According to an article over

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Special Reserve Games Has Delayed The Physical Release Of The Messenger

    Minit still on track

    Alongside the reveal of multiple GRIS physical editions for Nintendo Switch yesterday, Special Reserve Games also sent out an email to customers who pre-ordered hard copies of The Messenger and Minit - providing them with an update abo

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Special Reserve Games

YesterdayTue, 25th Jun 2019

  • News Police Confirm That YouTuber Desmond "Etika" Amofah Has Died

    YouTube star went missing 6 days ago

    Update: New York Police Department's Twitter account has confirmed the news we'd all been fearing: Original Story: Police investigating the disappearance of YouTuber Etika have revealed that a body has been found in New York City's East River, reports the BBC. Etika – real name Desmond Amofah – has been...

    • Etika
    • YouTube
  • News The Wii U Just Received Its First Firmware Update For 2019

    Stability is all you need

    It appears Nintendo hasn't completely forgotten the Wii U, as a new firmware update has just been rolled out for the system. This is the first one for 2019 and quite possibly the last, based on its recent history. If you can't already guess where this is going, Version 5.5.4 improves stability and makes various other minor...

    • Wii U
    • Nintendo
    • Firmware
    • Updates
  • News Japanese Mega Drive Mini Collector's Edition Comes With 22 Tiny Cartridges

    A framed set of cute (mock) carts

    The Mega Drive Mini is shaping up to be an excellent tribute to Sega's classic 16-bit console, and it's taken many years of sub-standard efforts (and, arguably, the huge success of Nintendo's HDMI-friendly Mini Classic consoles) to get to this point. With M2 taking charge of emulation on this one, Mega Drive /...

    • Mega Drive Mini
    • Japan
    • Retro
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sega
  • Preview Astral Chain Is The 2019 Switch Game Everyone Should Be Talking About

    Off the chain

    When Astral Chain was announced earlier this year, it was easy to forgive some mild scepticism from Nintendo fans. Wait, another anime-styled action title from PlatinumGames, and one that's less than a year from release? While the studio has built up an incredibly solid reputation with titles like Bayonetta, The

    • Preview
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Astral Chain
  • News Tweet Analysis Reveals Controversial Pokémon Cull Has Fans Evenly Split

    Hard Pokéscience using AI, language processing and bar charts

    The recent news that upcoming mainline Pocket Monsters game Pokémon Sword & Shield won't feature the full National Pokédex has come as an obvious disappointment to many fans. At the weekend Nintendo Life contributor James Bralant discussed why he believes that

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Sword and Shield
    • Twitter
    • Science
  • Feature Meet Axe, The Smash Bros. Underdog Who Changed The Competitive Scene Overnight

    "I see myself as an underdog every time"

    There must be something in the water lately at Super Smash Bros. Melee tournaments. A few weeks ago, Melee player Wizzrobe, real name Justin Hallett, won Smash’N’Splash 5, a major Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament with over 800 entrants. His character of choice was Captain Falcon, a mid-tier staple...

    • Features
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Interviews
  • News Special Reserve Reveals GRIS Signature Edition For Switch, Priced At $249.99

    Get a signed painting from the creative director

    Special Reserve Games has finally revealed the physical editions it will soon be selling on its website for the Nintendo Switch version of GRIS. For $249.99, you can pick up the Signature Edition, which includes a copy of the game, iam8bit's limited Deluxe Edition vinyl soundtrack and an exclusive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Special Reserve Games
  • News Sega Not Worried About Overwhelming Audiences With Retro Content

    "We're never going to saturate the audience"

    Sega is quite happy to re-release its retro library of games on each and every system. If you're like us, you've probably played the original Sonic the Hedgehog on a dozen different devices over the years. In a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz at E3 2019, Sega Europe's John Clark defended the...

    • Sega
    • Sonic
    • Retro
  • Reminder Devil May Cry Is Out Today On Switch

    Capcom drops a bunch of short trailers

    Capcom's PS2 action game Devil May Cry has received the Switch port treatment and launches today on your favourite hybrid handheld. To celebrate this fact (and get newbies up to speed on some of the principal players in the game), Capcom has released some short trailers on the Devil May Cry YouTube channel...

    • Devil May Cry
    • Switch eShop
    • Capcom
    • Reminder
  • News Details On Smartphone Game Pokémon Masters Coming This Thursday

    An incoming video presentation from The Pokémon Company

    The Pokémon Company has announced that it'll lift the lid on its upcoming mobile game Pokémon Masters in a video presentation this Thursday. The presentation is scheduled for 6am PT / 2pm BST / 10pm JST on 27th June and will be approximately 8 minutes long, so we should get plenty more...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon Masters
    • The Pokemon Company
  • News Port Specialist Iron Galaxy Helped Phoenix Labs Bring Dauntless To The Switch

    Calling on experience

    During an interview with Twinfinite, Chris Fox of Phoenix Labs – the developer behind the upcoming free-to-play Switch release, Dauntless – revealed Iron Galaxy had helped port the game to Nintendo's hybrid device. "We’ve been really fortunate to be working with Iron Galaxy to bring it to the Switch and like, they...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Digimon Survive Producer Answering Online Fan Questions At Anime Expo 2019

    What will you ask?

    Digimon fans eager to find out more about the history of the video game series or the upcoming Switch release, Digimon Survive, will be pleased to hear Bandai Namco is currently accepting online questions, which will be answered by the producer at "The Future of Digimon" Anime Expo 2019 panel. For anyone interested in learning...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bandai Namco
    • Digimon
  • News Close To The Sun Brings Tesla-Inspired First Person Horror To Switch This Year

    Would you kindly not mention Bioshock?

    Coming from developer Storm in a Teacup, Close To The Sun has been confirmed to arrive on Switch along with the previously announced platforms some time later this year. It follows a journalist called Rose on a mission to save her sister in an alternate 19th century that's been revolutionised by futurist Nikola...

    • Close to the Sun
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Horror
  • Deals Get €35 / £30 eShop Credit With A New Nintendo Switch (Europe)

    A limited time bundle at select retailers

    Nintendo of Europe has announced a new Switch bundle which comes with a download code for eShop credit to the tune of £30 or €35. Available for a non-specific 'limited time', you'll be able to pick up a brand new console with Neon Red and Blue Joy-Con (or the grey ones if you prefer your on-the-go gaming...

    • Deals
    • Nintendo Switch
    • eShop
    • Europe
  • News Projectile-Fighting Game Lethal League Blaze Expected To Release In The West Next Month

    Out soon in Japan

    Last September, we found out the obscure fighting game Lethal League Blaze would be coming to the Switch in 2019. Publisher Oizumi Amuzio has now confirmed it will be released in Japan on 12th July, for the price of 2,000 yen. This will follow with a physical release on 12th September. The developer, Team Reptile, has also...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Zany Shmup Q-YO Blaster Fires Onto Switch This Week

    Echoes of Parodius

    Fans of shmups are being well catered for on Switch with a plethora of excellent shooting games hitting the console over the past two years, including classics and brand new titles. The latest contender will arrive this Thursday 27th June on eShop and it looks to be a little more lighthearted than many other games in the genre...

    • Q-YO Blaster
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity Embarks On A Perilous Journey To Switch Next Month

    A definitive edition of the game

    Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity is set to arrive on Nintendo Switch and other platforms on 16th July, it has been confirmed. A definitive edition of the game which first appeared on Steam back in 2015, Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity has players boosting, swimming, bouncing, leaping, smashing and teleporting their way...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Tricky Kitchen Puzzler Automachef Secures A Tasty July Release On Switch

    Feel the heat this summer

    Team17 has revealed that its upcoming puzzler Automachef will be cooking up a treat on Switch next month. You'll be able to get your cleverly programmed robot arms on it from the 23rd July. If you've missed our previous coverage on this one, the game comes from indie developer Hermes Interactive and has players...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Monday24th Jun 2019

  • News Nintendo Finally Opens A Second Official Retail Store

    14 years after the first one arrived

    Today sees the grand opening of a new, official retail store for Nintendo, fourteen years since the first one arrived back in 2005. The store is located at the Dizengoff Center, a shopping mall in Tel Aviv, Israel. It'll be opening at 6pm local time today (so that's 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm UK / 5pm CET) and a...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News More Than 52,000 People Voted For Their Favourite Pokémon, Here Are The Results

    Spoilers: Four didn't receive any votes at all

    The upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield have the series' fanbase in an uproar at the moment after it was revealed that the games wouldn't feature every single monster. We've already spoken about the topic at length should you wish to join the discussion, but wherever you st

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Super Mario Maker 2 And Receive Extra Goodies

    With a Switch stylus, Switch Online memberships and more

    Super Mario Maker 2 launches exclusively on Nintendo Switch on 28th June, letting us dive into the crazy world of Mario level creation once more. If you're hoping to grab yourself a copy, you're in luck! Below you'll find some of the best deals available, including options which throw in extra...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Racing Games

    Updated with Crash Team Racing

    While the Nintendo Switch may lack the raw processing grunt of the Xbox One and PS4, fans of the racing genre are still well served on the hybrid console, with a steadily growing catalogue of fantastic racers. It may lack the killer driving simulators from rival consoles, but there are plenty of arcade thrills and...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Racing
    • Switch Essentials
  • News Fire Emblem: Three Houses File Size Revealed, DLC Also Confirmed

    And amiibo support, too!

    Fire Emblem: Three Houses is now just over a month away from release and you may well be starting to think about the age-old question: to go physical, or digital? Hopefully helping your decision, a Japanese download card for the game has now been spotted, giving us the all-important file size. In Japan, a digital copy will...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature It's Time To Lay Down Your ARMS

    We hang up our gloves in Nintendo's OTHER larger-than-life brawler

    After two years and 30 Party Crashes, Gonçalo “Shiryu” Lopes finally gives his ARMS a rest, long after everyone else did, and looks back on his time with the game... Until June 2017 the humble Switch was known by fans (and non-fans alike) as “the Breath of the Wild...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • ARMS
  • News Limited Run Games To Release Physical NES And Game Boy Star Wars Cartridges

    Get your orders in this week

    During E3, physical indie publisher Limited Run Games teased what appeared to be a huge Star Wars announcement. The reveal showed that the company would be teaming up with Lucasfilm Games for some physical releases, but it wasn't 100% clear how this would actually work. Today, Limited Run has shared the news that...

    • NES
    • Game Boy
    • Star Wars
    • Retro
    • Limited Run Games
  • Review Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - A Karting Treat For Fans And Newcomers Alike

    It’s got loads in it (literally)

    Although it doesn’t look like there’s going to be a Mario Kart 9 any time soon, the Switch is starting to grow its own roster of licensed karting games in a way not seen since the GameCube days. Just last month we got Team Sonic Racing, for example, and even though the likes of Nickelodeon Kart Racers and Hello...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Crash Team Racing
  • Talking Point The Sound Strategy Behind 2DS Points To A Switch Mini

    Serving an audience the current model doesn’t

    The Switch Mini rumours have been coming thick and fast over the last week or two. Despite Nintendo plainly stating that the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct would not feature a new hardware reveal, it was half expected there might be a cheeky announcement. We’ve heard multiple stories from respected outlets...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Mini
    • Features
  • News Taiwanese Memory Chip Supplier Reports Stronger Than Expected Demand From Nintendo

    More fuel for the Switch Mini fire?

    An awful lot has been said about the Switch Mini over the last few days - a rumoured revision to Nintendo's hybrid console expected to be revealed this year - and this latest little nugget of information from a Taiwanese memory chip supplier only adds even more fuel to the ever-raging fire. Macronix - a memory...

    • Switch Mini
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • UK Charts Crash Team Racing Speeds Straight To Number One, Destroys Team Sonic Racing's Debut

    The bandicoot is back

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 22nd June, revealing that Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled has raced past the competition to secure a might first place. The game generated the second highest week-one sales the franchise has ever seen in the UK, only being beaten by Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy before it, and has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Review We. The Revolution - A Dense Historical Romp That's Certainly An Acquired Taste

    J'adore?

    Video games have the incredible ability to transport players to periods of history that would otherwise be almost completely inaccessible outside of books or film. From exploring the Ancient Greek Islands in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey to taking on the roles of various World War I combatants in Valiant Hearts: The Great War, games give us...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • We The Revolution
  • Review Cybarian: The Time Traveling Warrior - A Short But Sweet Action Throwback

    Cyberpunk 577BC

    Joining a seemingly never ending list of retro-inspired platform games, Cybarian: The Time Travelling Warrior has perhaps one of the most far-fetched premises around. You play as Cybarian, a butch barbarian from olden times who discovers the coveted Sword of Ages. Upon wielding the mighty sword, he suddenly gets magically transported...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Cybarian
  • News Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe Is A 3D Platformer With RPG Elements Coming Exclusively To Switch

    60fps and multiplayer included

    Indie developer and publisher Chubby Pixel has revealed that it will be bringing Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe exclusively to Nintendo Switch next month. Said to feature a blend of platforming, open-world adventure, and RPG elements, Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe has been born thanks to the success of Woodle Tree Adventures - a game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Contra And Metal Slug-Inspired Platformer Blazing Chrome Comes To Switch This July

    Running and gunning fun

    Publisher The Arcade Crew and developer JoyMasher have today announced that Blazing Chrome will be blasting its way onto Nintendo Switch and other platforms on 11th July. The game is a run-and-gun platformer heavily inspired by - and acting as an homage to - retro classics Contra and Metal Slug. Its enemy-infested act

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Action-Adventure Game Sparklite To Receive Gorgeous Signature Edition This October

    Pre-orders go live this Friday

    Publisher Merge Games and developer Red Blue Games have revealed that upcoming action-adventure Sparklite will be receiving a delightful Signature Edition this October. Pre-orders will be going live later this week. You can see the Signature Edition release for yourself below; it contains a region free copy of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News A Book Celebrating The Life Of Satoru Iwata Announced For Release In Japan

    With words from Shigeru Miyamoto

    A book aiming to celebrate the life of late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has been revealed. It will be released in Japan, although no launch date has currently been set. The book comes from Japanese company Hobonichi - which was founded in June 1998 by EarthBound creator, Shigesato Itoi - and will collect words...

    • Nintendo
    • Satoru Iwata
    • Books
  • News Never Give Up Brings Death-Defying Twitch Platforming To Switch This August

    Up for a challenge?

    The Switch eShop is about to get battered, beaten and bruised thanks to the arrival of a new death-defying platformer. Never Give Up arrives on Nintendo's hybrid machine this August. The game comes from Armor Games Studios - creators of the original Give Up web game series - and Massive Monster, which last year released the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Sunday23rd Jun 2019

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards 2019

    Give your Switch a much needed storage boost

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

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Micro SD Cards
    • Features
    • Storage
    • Guides
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Couch Co-Op Games

    Teamwork makes the dream work

    While there's a great many different types 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, Nintendo is the bonafide master of local co-op games, and the Switch is tailor-made for those experiences thanks to...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Essentials
  • Feature Best Pokémon Games Of All Time

    Which one comes out on top?

    What are the best Pokémon games? Ranking such awesome games proved a lot more difficult than we first anticipated, given how most of them ended up being crowned as the best games of their particular generation. But we did due diligence, taking into account our own review scores, your user scores, and the opinions of...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch RPGs

    Our round-up of the best RPGs on the console

    At launch, Switch started with a steady sprinkle of decent releases, whether new games or ports from other platforms, but in the months that followed the software snowballed and now you can't move for quality titles across almost every category. The RPG genre is no exception. This selection of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • RPG
    • Features
    • Switch Essentials
    • Guides
  • News Super Mario Battle Royale Game Receives Takedown Notice From Nintendo

    Surprise, surprise...

    Earlier this week, we found out about a free-to-play fan-made 'Mario Royale' online game, allowing roughly 75 players to jump into a single level at the same time and race to the flagpole. Obviously, we've seen Nintendo take swift action against projects that 'borrow' assets and code in the past, and sure enough, the creator...

    • Super Mario
    • Nintendo
    • NES
    • Battle Royale
  • News Nintendo Is Waiting For Next Level Games To Let It Know When Luigi's Mansion 3 Is Ready

    "Let us know and we’ll solidify the release date”

    https: to let us know and we

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bill Trinen
  • News NBA 2K19 Newcomers Outraged By In-Game Video Advertisments

    Disable these clips in the settings menu

    Remember the unbelievable sale last week for NBA 2K19 on the North American eShop and multiple other digital platforms? The game received a limited-time 95 percent discount, taking it from the regular price of $59.99 all the way down to just $2.99. Even people who don't play sports games on a regular basis...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • NBA 2K19
  • News Risk Of Rain 2 Has Been Rated For Nintendo Switch

    Is an announcement on the way?

    Last September, Switch owners were treated to a pleasant surprise when Hopoo Games' acclaimed action-platformer Risk of Rain suddenly appeared on the Switch eShop. Now, it seems like Nintendo's hybrid platform could be receiving the 3D sequel in the near future. Risk of Rain 2 for Switch has been recently rated by the

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Germany
    • USK
  • News Engine Software Handling The Switch Version Of Ni no Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch

    In cooperation with Bandai Namco

    When Bandai Namco officially confirmed Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was coming to the Switch later this year, it also revealed this version of the game would run at 30fps and maintain a 720p resolution in both docked and handheld mode. Adding to the existing information about this upcoming release, it's now...

    • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Level-5
    • Engine Software
  • News Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Is On Sale For $14.99 On The North American Switch eShop

    And the DLC is half-price

    The North American Switch eShop has hosted a number of sales over the past few weeks, including some insane discounts on standalone games. The latest one up for grabs is Bandai Namco's Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. If you already own it, it might still be worth taking a look at the DLC currently on-sale. Right now, the game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Dragon Ball
    • North America
  • News Dream Daddy Arrives On The Switch eShop At The Start Of Next Month

    “Meet and romance other hot Dads”

    A few weeks ago, Game Grumps revealed it would bring its popular title Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator to the Switch and mobile devices in the “very” near future. The estimated release date of 2nd July has now appeared on the North American eShop. It will set you back $14.99 and is expected to take up...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dream Daddy

Saturday22nd Jun 2019

  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Games

    As voted by you lovely people

    In a little over two years Switch has amassed a huge amount of software - more than any Nintendo fan dared to dream after the slim pickings of the Wii U generation. Of course, this abundance of riches leaves us in something of a pickle - too much software, not enough time to play it all. In fairness, it's a very nice...

    • Features
    • Top 50
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Guides
  • Feature Best Nintendo 3DS Games

    As voted by you

    As dwindling software sales and a paucity of games on the horizon finally signals the end of Nintendo 3DS' long day in the sun (despite what Nintendo might claim), there's no better time to look back over the extraordinary catalogue of what may well be Nintendo's final handheld-only console. After a slow start, the portable went...

    • Features
    • Top 50
    • 3DS
    • 3DS eShop
  • Soapbox Why Sword And Shield's Pokémon Purge Will Benefit Everyone

    And how the cull draws focus from more significant issues

    When you're trying to please a fanbase that's been around for over 20 years, any major change to the status quo will always divide opinion. Pokémon is a series that’s kept under heavy scrutiny by its loyal community, with each minute detail studied under a Silph Scope with no place for...

    • Features
    • Pokemon
    • Soapbox
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Switch Mini Rumours Escalate As Spanish Arm Of GAME Lists Accessories

    Update: The listings have been removed

    This is a rather nice Switch Mini mock-up we created ourselves, before you get too excited Update: Sorry folks, it looks like the listings have now been removed from the Spanish GAME website. Original Story: The Spanish arm of gaming retail specialist GAME has added a whole bunch of Switch Mini accessories...

    • Switch Mini
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • News Banjo-Kazooie's Smash Bros. Reveal Was One Of The "Biggest" Moments In Grant Kirkhope's Career

    Up there with Mario + Rabbids

    In a recent interview with the YouTube channel Shesez, Banjo-Kazooie composer Grant Kirkhope was asked about how he felt when he heard his music in the character reveal trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and how it compared to his other career highlights. According to the living legend himself, it’s on par with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Banjo-Kazooie
    • Grant Kirkhope
    • Ubisoft
  • News Cuphead Developer Dreams Of Making A New Zelda Game

    More than a pipe dream?

    Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer has become an instant success on the Switch eShop. It's already dominating the download charts in multiple regions and has been well received by fans and critics alike. Being an indie-made title, it's obviously got a lot of smaller-sized developers thinking about what they would...

    • Cuphead
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
  • News My Friend Pedro Is Devolver Digital's "Biggest Launch To Date" On Nintendo Switch

    It's also one of the best launches yet

    Devolver Digital's ongoing support for Nintendo's hybrid platform appears to be paying off – with the publisher revealing the recently released slow-mo shooter My Friend Pedro – by DeadToast Entertainment – has become the company's "biggest launch to date" on the Switch. At this point in time, it's...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Switch Version Of Crash Team Racing Receives Early Patch To Improve Online Multiplayer

    "Thank you for your patience"

    If you've tried out the online portion of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled on Nintendo's hybrid video game system, you may or may not have had a bumpy ride. Well, the good news is, developer Beenox has already released an update to improve this part of the game in the Switch release. To download it, all you need to do...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Crash Bandicoot
  • News Sonic Team "Now Preparing" For The Blue Blur's 30th Anniversary

    Expect a "big year"

    In March, Sonic Team's Takashi Iizuka confirmed the development of the next entry in the mainline Sonic the Hedgehog series was officially underway. Since then, there's been no other information about this game. When Iizuka caught up with Game Informer at E3 2019 last week, he was queried about the next major entry in the...

    • Sonic
    • Sonic The Hedgehog
    • Takashi Iizuka
    • Sonic Team
    • Sega
  • News Nintendo, Creatures And Game Freak Apply For 'Dynamax Band' Trademark In Japan

    Increase the size of your Pokémon

    One of the new features in Pokémon Sword and Shield is the "dynamax" ability – allowing trainers to transform their pocket monsters into giants on the battlefield for a short period of time. There are also raids in the game where you can fight alongside other players to defeat these overly large Pokémon. With...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo
    • Game Freak
    • Creatures
    • Japan
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (June 22nd)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    After another busy week full of Switch Mini suspicions and a Mario Kart Hot Wheels announcement of all things, it's time for us to sit back and talk over our weekend plans. Members of the team have shared their entries below, and we'd love for you to get involved via our comment section and poll, too. Enjoy!...

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

Friday21st Jun 2019

  • Random HBO Uses Wii U Controller To Promote Streaming App Only On PS4 And Xbox

    They're all the same, right?

    The Wii U - in our eyes, at least - deserved so much better than to be forgotten in a dusty heap in the attic, and today it's been spotted in an advertisement for a major television network. We almost cheered for it, happy to see its grand return, before we realised that the whole thing was just a mistake. The poor thing...

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  • News Nintendo: It Would Be A "Disservice" To "Loyal Fans" To Release Animal Crossing In A Rushed State

    "We want to keep that quality bar high"

    Not long after we found out the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons had been delayed until next year, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser said the company would not "bring a game to the market before it w

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo
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  • Reminder Get Up To 80% Off In This Switch eShop Sale Celebrating Indie Devs Down Under

    That's a ripper of a sale, mate

    There's a rather large amount of Australian and New Zealand developers releasing games on the Switch eShop on a regular basis. To celebrate, all of the studios down under and across the ditch have joined together to offer Switch owners "twenty of the best" games from the region at great prices. The sale covers a wide...

    • Reminder
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    • Sale
    • North America
  • News Here Are The Top 10 Best-Selling Third-Party Switch Games As Of May 2019

    Life-to-date sales in the US

    We're often treated to official data showing the best-selling Nintendo-published games for Switch, but it's far less often that we get to hear about third-party games. As keen players will know, third-party hits help to add variety and new experiences to any console, so it's about time we celebrated the best of the bunch...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Review The Last Remnant Remastered - An RPG With Fine Ideas Scuppered By A Lack Of Clarity

    A remnant of a different time

    You’d be forgiven if, when watching the surprise announcement of The Last Remnant Remastered coming to Switch, your first thought was “What?” Though the The Last Remnant has largely been forgotten in the current gaming industry, it once hopefully represented the future of Square Enix, with the president of the...

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    • The Last Remnant Remastered
  • Preview Things We've Learned Playing Super Mario Maker 2

    Five tidbits from our time with the game so far

    Super Mario Maker 2 is a game we've hardly been quiet about, except maybe during that whole 'E3' thing. Well, now we can say with confidence that we actually have the game in our collective hands, and we've been digging right ruddy deep into it and learning as much as we can. In short (and before the...

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  • Review Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Don't Dry - A Competent Point-And-Click That Might Raise A Smile

    Larry loner

    The Leisure Suit Larry games are one of those things no one really admits to liking. There’s clearly an audience for them - you don’t release roughly 10 games over the last 30 years without gaining a decent following (yes, they’ve been around that long). However, the mixture of school playground humour and Carry On levels of sexual...

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  • News Switch JRPG Oninaki Gets Gorgeous New Screenshots And Character Info

    From Square Enix and Tokyo RPG Factory

    https: The new character information comes in the

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Digital Foundry Takes A Look At The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening E3 Demo

    "It's a beautiful take on a classic game"

    The next Zelda game due out on the Switch is the remake of Link's Awakening. After playing the demo of it at E3 2019, Digital Foundry has now uploaded a video comparing this new version to the Game Boy original, while taking a look at how it's shaping up in terms of performance. In docked mode, the game...

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    • Nintendo
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    • E3 2019
  • Review Slender: The Arrival - A Bland And Bare Take On Slenderman Horror

    Eight Pages? We’d rather read a whole book

    It’s impossible to deny that the black-suited, faceless Slenderman is an iconic horror figure. Ever since its creation on the Something Awful forums, the cultural phenomenon made waves throughout the internet, helped by the 2012 freeware horror game Slender: The Eight Pages. Over the years, the...

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    • Slender
  • News Realm Royale Is Now Available As A Free Download On Switch

    Ready up!

    Last month, after a series of rumours and leaks, Hi-Rez Studios released the Realm Royale Founder's Pack on the Switch eShop. This paid version of the game gave Nintendo owners a helping hand with additional goodies and essentially early access ahead of its free-to-play launch on the system. If you are one of the individuals who has been...

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  • News Cadence Of Hyrule Was The Most Downloaded Game On Switch Last Week In Japan

    An instant success

    Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the Necrodancer had a cracking debut in Japan, debuting at number one in the Switch eShop charts for the region last week. The news comes from Nintendo's regular Japanese eShop update, which has revealed the top ten most downloaded games for the period of 13th - 19th June. It sits just ahead of...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
  • News Friday The 13th: The Game Ultimate Slasher Edition Is Getting A Physical Switch Release

    Pre-orders live in North America

    Third-person survival horror Friday the 13th: The Game Ultimate Slasher Edition is eyeing up a release on Switch this summer and a physical edition has now been revealed which is packed with lots of juicy contents. Originally planned to launch in spring, the game has now been pushed back for a 13th August release...

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  • News Secret Of Mana Veteran Recalls How Game Releases Have Changed

    Brownies boss Shinichi Kameoka looks back 26 years

    The lovely looking Doraemon: Story of Seasons launched this week in Japan (jumping right to the top of the charts, no less), and Shinichi Kameoka, boss at developer Brownies, has been reminiscing about video game eras past and how releases have changed over the years. Writing on the company's blog...

    • Secret of Mana
    • Doraemon Story of Seasons
  • News Ubisoft Is Still Releasing Just Dance On Wii Because The "Audience Wants It"

    That makes sense

    Ubisoft might have dropped support for the Wii U, but it continues to release Just Dance games on Nintendo's original Wii device. Why is that? According to a Ubisoft representative who was contacted by Polygon recently, it's simply because there's still demand for the series on this platform: “Just Dance 2020 is coming to the...

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  • News PQube To Release More Switch eShop Games Physically In Europe, Two Launch Today

    Physical collectors rejoice!

    Today, publisher PQube has announced that it will be releasing more of its previously digital-only games in physical form on Nintendo Switch in Europe. PQube tells us to expect more titles to appear over the course of the year, but it's kicking things off with two games in particular. Both of these have launched today;...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Find Your Way Out Of A Maze In The New Nintendo Labo VR Minigame

    Download it from the Switch news channel

    Nintendo has released a new Labo VR minigame. This one requires to find your way out of a 3D maze. If you would like to check it out, click on the Switch news channel, find the Labo article, press the "receive sample" button within it and then boot up your copy of the game. From here, you'll need to select...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Labo
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Thursday20th Jun 2019

  • News Is This Our First Real Look At Nintendo Switch Mini? Update: Company Responds

    HonSon has based designs on "secret" information

    Update: We've spoken to a HonSon representative about the product listings in question, and have been told that the company has based these products on "secret" information and that it is waiting for Nintendo to officially confirm the system before putting these items into production; HonSon will then...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
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  • News Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Has Game-Breaking Bug, Advice Given To Switch Owners

    Make sure you're prepared

    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night arrives on Nintendo Switch next week on 25th June. PS4 and Xbox One players already have their hands on it, however, and a game-breaking bug has been found which will affect every version. An update for the game, taking it to version 1.02, appears to be the problem. Essentially, if players...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Shmups

    Now updated with Rolling Gunner!

    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 their first single ‘Love Me Do’, some boffins at MIT were busy inventing video...

    • Guides
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    • Shmups
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  • News Official Mario Kart Hot Wheels Tracks And Cars Are On The Way

    And they look amazing

    Nintendo and Hot Wheels have today announced a partnership which will see a global release of Hot Wheels Mario Kart die-cast vehicles and tracks. The collection will be made up of three Mario Kart game-inspired track sets and plenty of characters from the franchise. At launch, Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, and Bowser will all be...

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  • Review My Friend Pedro - Totally And Utterly Bananas

    Let's split

    Devolver Digital’s latest death spectacular, My Friend Pedro, starts as it means to continue – with a masked protagonist roused into consciousness from his slumber in the basement of a murderous criminal’s hideout by his only friend, a floating sentient banana called Pedro. The pair quickly purloin a pistol and make for a quick...

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  • News Side-Scrolling Hack And Slash Dead Or School Is Getting A Physical Release In Japan

    Comes out this August

    Update: It has been confirmed that Dead or School is getting a physical release in Japan on August 29th. Here are some gameplay details, direct from the developer: Defeat enemies, grow your own character. Collect items, create your own most powerful weapons! Hack and Slash X Girl's action Gear obtain with money or gears,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News It Looks Like The Final Japanese 3DS Title Has Been Canned

    The true end of an era?

    While Nintendo won't come out and actually say it, the 3DS is pretty dead now. All of the major publishers and developers have shifted their attention to the Switch, and as a result, the older handheld system has seen its list of releases dry up completely. 2019 is looking pretty barren for 3DS owners as far

    • 3DS
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  • News Flyhigh Works Hosts ‘Summer Sizzlers’ Sale, 11 Switch Games Discounted

    Up to 60% off

    Flyhigh Works has announced that it'll be kicking off a 'Summer Sizzlers' sale on Nintendo Switch, discounting a healthy number of its games for your consideration. The best news? It starts today. You can get a taste of each of the discounted games in the fancy trailer up above, but we've got the full list and their discounts for you...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
  • News Devil May Cry Unleashes Stylish Hack And Slash Action On The Switch Next Week

    File size also revealed

    Following on from Capcom's May announcement, it has now been confirmed Devil May Cry will be arriving on the Switch eShop in Japan, Europe and Australia next week. The title is due out on 25th June locally and will be released a few days later on 27th June in Japan. The Switch eShop exclusive requires a massive 9.2GB of free...

    • Switch eShop
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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Capcom
    • Devil May Cry
  • Feature The Best Movie Licences On Nintendo Systems

    They're not all awful, honest

    There are a number of video game truisms that you'll see crop up time and again on the internet, many of which are rooted in truth. Gameplay, for example, really is more important than graphics, and a delayed game does indeed have the potential to be good, while a rushed one is forever bad. The old chestnut we're...

    • Features
    • Movies
    • Nintendo
  • Nintendo Download 20th June (North America)

    Bloodstained, Crash Team Racing, My Friend Pedro!

    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: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night...

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  • News Pokémon Was The Second Most Pre-Ordered Title At GameStop During E3

    Call of Duty takes out the top spot

    Video game retail giant GameStop has revealed the most pre-ordered upcoming releases shown during E3 2019. Three Nintendo titles made the cut and one third-party release also coming to the Switch was featured. Activision's next entry in the Call of Duty series took out the top spot and Pokémon Sword and Shield...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • GameStop
    • North America
    • E3 2019
  • Nintendo Download 20th June (Europe)

    Crash! Team! Racing! Nitro! Fueled!

    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: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (Activision,...

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  • Review Rolling Gunner - An Essential Shooter That's Perfect For Newcomers And Veterans Alike

    Bullet Heaven

    The year is 2061 and a fully automated energy system known as BAC has gone rogue, mankind teeters on the brink of extinction unless one hero pilot, (that’s you by the way), can manoeuvre their STORK fighter, equipped with the newly developed Rolling Gun, deep into enemy territory to face off against a sentient robotic terror and save...

    • Reviews
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    • Rolling Gunner
  • News PlatinumGames Has Been Doing "A Lot Of Intel Gathering" For The Wonderful 101

    And it's no secret they want it on Switch

    The idea of porting The Wonderful 101 to Switch seems to be brought up surprisingly often. Indeed, it was only a couple of weeks ago when we last heard about it, as PlatinumGames executive director Atsushi Inaba said that he was "glad" he has spoken about it in the past and asked fans to be patient. This...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • PlatinumGames
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  • News Natsume Shares More Details On Harvest Moon: Mad Dash

    Coming to Switch this fall

    Natsume has shared some fresh details on Harvest Moon: Mad Dash which was shown for the first time during E3 last week. If you're not caught up on this one, Mad Dash is described as a "fast-paced farming game" that is set to launch for both Switch and PS4 in fall 2019. You'll be able to play the game alone or with friends...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News We Believe In E3, Says Nintendo

    "We’re bullish on the show. We’re here. We believe in it."

    Sony was a conspicuous absence at this year's E3 event in Los Angeles, and with a trend of other companies reducing their presence at the show, the notion that the expo is losing relevance certainly isn't new. The dates for next year's event have already been announced, but it's hard to...

    • E3
    • Nintendo
    • Sony
    • Industry
  • News Table Top Racing: World Tour Gets Permanent Switch Price Cut, Refunds Issued To Early Buyers

    In reaction to community feedback

    Greenlight Games and Playrise Digital have today announced that Table Top Racing: World Tour - Nitro Edition will be receiving a permanent price drop in reaction to feedback from the Switch community. The game will now be available to download from the eShop for £19.99 / €22.99 / $24.99, down from its initial...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Astral Chain Director Reveals Neat Trick Which Will Let You Play In Co-Op

    A "challenging" way to play

    PlatinumGames' upcoming release Astral Chain left a pretty strong impression on us after E3; the game is being directed by Takahisa Taura, the lead designer on NieR: Automata, and it certainly looks like it could be strong enough to tide us over until the studio's next Bayonetta effort comes along. As you'll know if...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories Is Heading To Switch In The West

    How will you cope in a crisis?

    Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories is making its way to the west next year, it has been confirmed. The game will be launching on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PC. With devastation and destruction everywhere you look, Disaster Report 4 has you trying to escape from the destroyed city around you. You'll be looking out for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Puzzle & Dragons Gold For Switch Releases In North America Later This Year

    A competitive take on the series

    In 2013, GungHo Online Entertainment released Puzzle & Dragons Z on the 3DS. It followed this up in 2015 with a local release of the game and also added in a special Nintendo-themed bonus title: Puzzle & Dragons Z: Super Mario Bros. Edtion. Now, GungHo has announced it will release Puzzle & Dragons Gold...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • North America
  • News Banjo-Kazooie Composer Grant Kirkhope Says He'd "Love" To Write Music For Cadence Of Hyrule

    Let's hope for a sequel then!

    Cadence of Hyrule has been available on Switch for a little while now, and we don't know about you, but we're still happily bopping along to its wonderful soundtrack on a daily basis. We're not the only ones who love it either; in an interview with Miketendo64, Grant Kirkhope - composer for games like Banjo-Kazooie,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Grant Kirkhope
  • News Sega Ages Space Harrier "Coming Soon" To The Switch eShop In Japan

    Relive the third-person rail shooter

    The game site for the Sega Ages Space Harrier is now live. The third-person rail shooter is "coming soon" to the Japanese Switch eShop and will set you back 925 yen. This new version captures the spirit of the original 1985 arcade version while also adding in features from the 2012 3DS title such as widescreen...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sega Ages
    • Sega
  • Video Learn How To Make Your Very Own Doug Bowser amiibo

    Add the real Bowser to your collection

    Earlier this week, we shared a special moment at E3 2019 when DIY expert GandaKris presented the Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser with his very own custom-made amiibo. If you've been wanting to add this exclusive amiibo to your own collection, well now you can. The talented amiibo maker has uploaded a...

    • Video
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    • Nintendo
    • Doug Bowser
  • News Lines X Is A Relaxing Puzzle Game Coming To Switch Next Week, And It's Less Than $1

    Worth a try?

    Launching next week on Nintendo Switch is Lines X, a relaxing puzzler that could be a great little choice to pass the time. The game features a series of Numberlink puzzles which have players finding paths to connect coloured tiles in a grid. There are 100 puzzles for you to explore in total, wrapped up in a game which plays host to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Labo Wins GOTY At The 2019 Games For Change Awards

    Paving the way

    Nintendo Labo might not have been quite as successful in terms of sales as certain other first-party releases on the Switch, but it has certainly won plenty of awards since the original kits were launched in April last year. Since then, it's taken home two BAFTA awards and a GDC innovation award. Now, at the 2019 Games for Change...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Labo
    • Ubisoft
  • Video Here's What We Got Up To At E3 2019

    Talking to the public! Talking to Luigi! Talking to the voice of Luigi!

    E3 2019 already feels like a distant memory, despite being one of the most fun-packed events in recent times for Nintendo fans. We got Banjo and Kazooie in Smash, confirmation of a Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel and much more besides. All in all, it was an excellent show and...

    • Video
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Wednesday19th Jun 2019

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

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

    Switch celebrated its second birthday recently and Nintendo deserves a lot of credit for delivering a console to suit multiple purposes and lifestyles. Its success as a portable device relies on it being a hard-wearing piece of hardware and – on the whole – it’s a solid, durable bit of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Joy-Con
    • Guides
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  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Zelda: Link's Awakening's Lovely Limited Edition

    Europe's special release is go!

    If you're hoping to pick up the wonderful The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening limited edition set, you've certainly come to the right place. The European special release includes a physical copy of the game, a 120-page artbook, a Game Boy-themed steelbook case, and a lovely box to put it all in. Retailers have...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Legend of Zelda
  • Feature Games To Play After You've Finished Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Attack of the (Zelda) Clones

    It’s been over two years since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched and we first ventured out onto the great plains of a truly open Hyrule. In that time, we’ve found all the shrines, defeated Calamity Ganon and scoured the kingdom for every last item and Korok seed. We’ve seen it all – and we went...

    • Guides
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    • Zelda
  • News CD Projekt Red "Not Really Cutting Anything" From The Witcher 3 On Nintendo Switch

    The "biggest changes" are tied to the UI and interaction

    During a recent interview with VGC, CD Projekt Red UI Coordinator Alvin Liu explained how the biggest adjustments made to The Witcher 3 on Nintendo Switch are tied to the user interface: “The biggest changes that we made involve the user interface and how you interact is a bit different on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Fan Makes Free-To-Play Super Mario Battle Royale, And It's Surprisingly Great

    Well, while it lasts

    The battle royale genre comes in all shapes and sizes - it might have been made popular by shooters like PUBG and Fortnite, but Tetris 99 showed that it can also be successful in completely unexpected ways. Reinforcing that point with style is 'Mario Royale', a fan-made, free-to-play online game which has multiple players all...

    • Super Mario
    • Nintendo
    • NES
    • Battle Royale
  • News Metroid Prime Developer Andy O'Neil Passes Away, Aged 47

    "Andy’s contributions to the gaming industry will never be forgotten"

    Bluepoint Games has revealed that its co-founder Andy O'Neil passed away on June 10th, aged 47. O'Neil is perhaps most famous to Nintendo fans as the technical lead on Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2, and as principal engineer on Metroid Prime 3. Originally from Birmingham...

    • Metroid
    • Metroid Prime
    • Andy O'Neil
  • News The Sonic Anniversary Nintendo eShop Sale Is Now Live (North America)

    Discounts on Switch, 3DS and Wii U eShop games

    Sega is running a Sonic anniversary sale in North America from now until June 24th. For owners of Nintendo platforms, this sale includes discounted Sonic games on the Switch, 3DS and Wii U eShops. Take a look at the 12 games on sale in the list below which includes Sonic's latest racing game:...

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    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • Sales
    • Sonic
  • Deals This 256GB Micro SD Card Is Dirt Cheap And Perfect For Your Switch

    Only £24.99 today

    With so many amazing upcoming games revealed for the Nintendo Switch during E3, it's going to be a big strain on your wallet and also your Switch internal storage as so many of these games are eShop only. With Super Mario Maker 2, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and Luigi's Mansion 3 on the horizon, you may wish to download...

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    • Micro SD Card
  • News Breath Of The Wild's Sequel Came From Having Too Many DLC Ideas, Aonuma Says

    "DLC is not enough"

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild remains one of the most magical experiences available on Switch. When it's sequel was revealed at E3, we were pretty surprised - it's not every day the Zelda franchise introduces a direct sequel - but here we are, with a continuation of Link and Zelda's latest adventure on the horizon...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Legend of Zelda
  • Random Turns Out Super Mario Odyssey's Dog Started Its Career As A Nintendogs Star

    Here's a fun fact for you

    Remember the wonderful little good boy in Super Mario Odyssey? The one that ran around and played with you at the beach? Of course you do. Well, as it turns out, this very dog was actually already a famous Nintendo star, likely explaining its talent and confidence on screen when playing fetch with Cappy and digging up...

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    • Nintendogs
    • 3DS
    • Random
  • News Retro Studios Is Seeking An Art Director For Metroid Prime 4

    A long road ahead

    Texas-based developer Retro Studios has tweeted a job listing for Metroid Prime 4. This minor update on the project follows on from April when the company posted multiple job listings on its official Nintendo careers webpage. Months later, the developer appears to still

    • Retro Studios
    • Nintendo
    • Metroid
  • Guide How To Find Your Rhythm In Zelda: Cadence of Hyrule

    Beginners' tips for starting out in the latest Zelda adventure

    Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda (to give it its full, unruly title) is an excellent game that combines the classic adventure of top-down Zelda with the beat-based gameplay for Brace Yourself Games’ indie hit Crypt of the NecroDancer. It...

    • Zelda
    • Cadence of Hyrule
    • Guides
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  • Feature Behind The Scenes On Collection Of Mana And Trials Of Mana

    "The original games were very popular"

    Of the many surprises we got at E3 2019, the confirmation that the Mana series would be getting a much-needed shot in the arm was one of the most pleasant. Not only was it revealed that Collection of Mana – containing the localised version of the legendary Seiken Densetsu 3 – was coming to the West, we...

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    • E3 2019
    • Interviews
  • News Japanese Developer Grezzo Handling The Switch Version Of Link's Awakening

    And there are "no plans" for Oracle remakes

    Japanese video game developer Grezzo has made a name for itself over the years re-releasing older Zelda games on newer Nintendo systems. It started out with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D in 2011 and followed this up with The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D in 2015. In between, it has worked on...

    • Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Grezzo
    • Eiji Aonuma
  • Japanese Charts Switch Games Take The Top Nine Spots, Story of Seasons Debuts In First

    Another solid week

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 10th - 16th June, revealing that Nintendo has had another stellar week in the region. Doraemon: Story of Seasons managed to jump right in to first place this week, comfortably outselling the game in second place which just so happens to be the mighty, evergreen Super Smash Bros...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News The Evercade Handheld System Will Get New Retro-Style Indie Games, As Well As Old Classics

    Indie publishers are on board

    If you've been following our stories on the upcoming Evercade handheld system, you'll likely know that it's set to feature a whole host of retro classics from a number of big-name publishers. Today, it has also been confirmed that new retro-inspired titles will make their way to the platform. Previously, we've been...

    • Evercade
    • Retro
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate's Cape-Themed Spirit Board Event Starts Later This Week

    Become a caped crusader

    This week's spirit board event is all about caped-themed spirits. Expect to see Wario's alter-ego (Wario-Man), Ghirahim from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and many other classic video game characters who wear capes. This event starts on Friday and runs for the entire weekend. If you play Smash during this period you'll...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • News This £125 Pac-Man Sculpture Looks Like It Belongs In An Art Gallery

    Available to order now

    Bandai Namco is releasing a brand new Pac-Man figurine this week, available to pre-order as we speak. If you like to decorate your house with quirky, artistic pieces, perhaps this would be something to consider? The sculpture has been designed by Richard Orlinski, a French contemporary artist whose art can be found in more...

    • Pac Man
    • Merchandise
    • Art
  • News Cybarian: The Time Travelling Warrior Brings Cyberpunk Platforming To Switch This Week

    Bosses and battles aplenty

    Launching this Friday on Nintendo Switch is Cybarian: The Time Travelling Warrior, a platforming beat 'em up with a cyberpunk twist. With a graphical style and general feel hoping to play on your old school nostalgia, Cybarian: The Time Travelling Warrior is a mash-up of action, platforming, and arcade fun. You'll be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Narrative-Driven Space Puzzler Professor Lupo And His Horrible Pets Hits Switch Next Month

    From the dev behind Nihilumbra

    Nihilumbra studio Beautifun Games is back with its latest puzzle adventure; Professor Lupo and his Horrible Pets arrives on Switch next month. The game sees players take on the role of a professor's personal intern, dealing with the ferocity of his collection of so-called horrible pets along the way. These pets are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop