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TodaySat, 20th Jul 2019

  • News The First DLC Pack For Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Releases This September

    Access it with the Expansion Pass

    In celebration of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order arriving on the Switch, the Marvel Games panel at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con revealed Loki was joining the alliance on day one and also announced Cyclops and Colossus from X-Men would show up on 30th August. This followed with a teaser of one of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
    • Marvel
    • DLC
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (July 20th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    What a week it's been! Nintendo revealed a Switch revision with improved battery life, locked in the release date for Luigi's Mansion 3 and announced two new sets of Joy-Con. On the third-party front, we found

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Hori Announces New Line Of Officially Licensed Accessories For Switch Lite

    Launching alongside the system

    The prolific peripheral maker Hori has announced it has been selected as an officially licensed launch partner for the Nintendo Switch Lite. As a result, it will be working closely with Nintendo from an "early stage" to produce "a robust line" of accessories, which will be available alongside the launch of the system...

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  • Reminder Splatoon 2 Splatfest T-Shirts Now Available On The UK My Nintendo Store

    The posters are already sold out!

    If you happen to be located in the UK or Europe in general, we're reminding you the limited edition Splatoon 2 t-shirts - celebrating the final Splatfest - are now available to purchase from the local My Nintendo Store. Although the hig

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  • News Netflix Releases Its First Official Teaser For Season One Of The Witcher

    "The worst monsters are the ones we create"

    After what feels like an incredibly long wait, Netflix has finally released the first trailer for its live-action version of The Witcher, starring Superman's Henry Cavill as the White Wolf. In this first look, we find out a bit about the lore within the universe of the Witcher, see some of the well-known...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Netflix
    • Witcher
  • News Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Switch Patch Comes With Some Unwelcome Extras

    Patch it up

    When Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night arrived on the Switch a week after initial release, Nintendo players quickly established something wasn't right. Digital Foundry took a closer inspection of this version and found the performance and visuals had taken a tremendous hit and our own review here on

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  • Poll Tell Us Who You're Siding With In Splatoon 2's Final Splatfest

    This is it!

    We apologise for bombarding you with Splatoon 2 news, but this weekend is the final Splatfest. It has us wondering if you will be raging against the machine with Pearl and Team Chaos or banding together for a new and brighter future with Marina and Team Order. We want to know - so pick a side in the poll below and tell us how your...

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  • News Class Action Lawsuit Officially Filed Against Nintendo For Switch Joy-Con "Drifting" Issues

    "Filed on behalf of purchasers"

    Yesterday, we found out a law firm located in the United States was preparing to file a class action lawsuit against Nintendo, based on reports the Joy-Con controllers for the Switch can experience "drift" issues. Now, in the latest development, the lawsuit against Nintendo of America has been officially filed by the...

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    • North America
    • Legal

YesterdayFri, 19th Jul 2019

  • News US Law Firm Opens "Switch Joy-Con Drift" Class Action Investigation

    Calling on users experiencing issues

    Anger over Joy-Con drifting issues appears to have finally boiled over, with a US law firm reportedly preparing to file a class action lawsuit against Nintendo. Details about this come straight from Chimicles, Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith – the firm currently looking into the possibility of a such a...

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    • North America
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  • Poll Have Your Joy-Con Been Drifting?

    We want to know

    Recently, there has been much discussion online about "drifting" Joy-Con. It's been an ongoing issue since the release of the Switch and one we've addressed here on Nintendo Life on a number of occasions. We've even gone to the extent of publishing a step-by-step guide and releasing a video about how to resolve this problem. Still,...

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  • Hardware Review The EON Super 64 Gives Your N64 HDMI Output, But Is It Really Worth $150?

    Plug-and-play HD for your Nintendo 64

    We're big fans of EON here at Nintendo Life. The company has already produced some amazing GameCube HDMI adapters in the form of the GCHD and GCHD Mk II, both of which harness the console's digital output to give a crisp picture without the need for pesky internal modification. However, for its next trick, EON...

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    • Retro
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  • Review Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order - Arcade Brawling Is Back, Baby

    Hero syndrome

    For years - ten of them, to be exact - the Marvel Ultimate Alliance games have retreated into the kind of obscurity only wistful nostalgia can occasionally dispel. They weren’t particularly outstanding games, but they were packed full of characters, lore, and storylines pulled straight out of Marvel’s vast archive. This was back...

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  • Review Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble - Finally, A True Successor To Advance Wars Emerges

    The tiny student becomes a metal master

    It’s now been eleven whole years since we’ve had a new Advance Wars game, with Nintendo seemingly happy to let its successful SRPG series slide into oblivion since 2008’s Dark Conflict on the DS, disregarding the pleas of fans whilst instead turning its attention to the more story-oriented and emotional...

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  • News Datamine Reveals New Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Characters

    Spoilers contained within

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order has barely touched store shelves, but we've already got our first leaked list of characters – and it goes without saying that if you want to avoid spoilers, you should navigate away from this page as quickly as possible. In fact, why did you even click the link? Dataminer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Datamine
  • News Loki, Cyclops And Colossus Join Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

    Yeeesss!

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is now available worldwide on the Nintendo Switch. To celebrate launch day, the Marvel Games panel at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con has revealed new information about the additional characters coming to the game. The brother, enemy, and antihero Loki is joining the alliance on day one and this...

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  • News Don't Expect Netflix's Witcher Show To Copy The Video Games

    "They went one direction, we actually get to go another"

    As Netflix releases more and more cast photos from its upcoming Witcher show, a pattern has begun to emerge. Long-time fans of the video game series – which, like the show, is based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski's popular line of fantasy novels and is coming to Switch this year in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Netflix
    • Witcher
  • News Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Receives A Day One Patch

    Adds online multiplayer and resolves a few bugs

    The latest Nintendo exclusive Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order has received a day one patch. According to Nintendo's Japanese website, Version 1.0.1 adds support for Online Multiplayer, a DLC Menu and bonus costumes which are obtainable by purchasing the game's Expansion Pass. It also fixes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
    • Marvel
  • Reminder The Final Splatoon 2 Splatfest Is Now Underway

    Fight for order or chaos!

    Quickly, drop whatever else it is you're currently playing and join in on the final Splatoon 2 Splatfest. In the "Splatocalypse" you'll have to side with either Team Chaos (Pearl) or Team Order (Marina) to decide once and for all who reigns supreme. After you've picked a team, you can then participate in this 72-hour event...

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    • Splatoon 2
  • News Taito's The Ninja Saviors Will Release The (Ninja) Warrior Within On Switch This August

    The warriors are back

    If you were a fan of Taito's arcade classic The Ninja Warriors then you are in for a treat, as it's getting a reboot under the name of The Ninja Saviors - Return of the Warriors, which we can now reveal is headed to the Switch on 30th August. Let's find out a bit more from publisher ININ Games: In THE NINJA SAVIORS –...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Super Mega Baseball 2 Aims For A Home Run On Switch Next Week

    Batter up!

    If you've been clamouring for a bit of baseball action on your Switch then you'll no doubt welcome the news that Super Mega Baseball 2: Ultimate Edition is set to slide on to the Switch next week on 25th July for $29.99. The Ultimate Edition on the Switch includes the complete set of Super Mega Baseball 2 content, fully-featured online...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Dr. Mario World Surpassed Five Million Downloads In Its First Seven Days

    Making the big bucks

    Last weekend, we heard how Dr. Mario World had been downloaded two million times in its first 72 hours of availability. Now, according to even more Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data, it's been confirmed the game ended up surpassing five million downloads in its first week. This makes Dr. Mario World Nintendo's fourth-biggest...

    • Nintendo
    • Mobile
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  • News Sega Reveals Development Of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Is 70% Complete

    Rolling on

    After months of trademarks and classifications, earlier this week Sega finally confirmed a high-definition version of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz was on its way to the Nintendo Switch. So, just how far into development is Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD? It's reportedly 70% complete. The game is due out on 29th October, so we're...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Monkey Ball
    • Sega
  • News Japanese Celebs To Show Off Their Virus-Busting Skills In The Dr. Mario World Championship

    Pill-popping fun

    Are you enjoying playing Dr. Mario World on your smartphone? If you consider yourself to be a bit of a virus-busting addict, then it might interest you to know that on 26th July at 8pm Japanese time, LINE will broadcasting the Dr. Mario World Virus Repel Championship, which sounds like a whole heap of fun to us. This tournament...

    • Japan
    • Dr Mario
    • Mobile

Thursday18th Jul 2019

  • News There Are Now More Than 100 Switch Joy-Con Colour Combinations

    Mix and match

    Yesterday, Nintendo surprised everyone when it revealed two new sets of Joy-Con would be arriving on 4th October. There's blue and neon yellow or neon purple and neon orange to select from. If you've gone to great lengths to collect every single coloured Joy-Con so far and are wondering how many combinations there now are if you mix...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Joy-Con
  • Random Everyone On This Southwest Flight Got A Nintendo Switch For Free

    Lucky sods

    A Nintendo Switch can easily be your best friend if you have to hop on one of those aeroplanes people use to travel long distances through the air, as we're no doubt so many of you reading already know first-hand. But what if you don't own one? How are you supposed to enjoy the benefits of playing DOOM at 33,000 feet on a 7W beast of a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
    • Mario Maker
    • Super Mario Maker
  • News Preorder Luigi's Mansion 3 And Grab A Ghoulish Glow In The Dark Steelbook

    Only in Australia

    Luigi's Mansion 3 went a little bit from somewhat interesting to looking like an absolute must-have so quickly we nearly got collective whiplash. The only thing that could make the game even more enticing would be something like a glow in the dark steelbook to store it in. Well that feverish dream of man has come true for those in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Luigi's Mansion
  • News Bandai Namco Is Releasing A Free Lite Version Of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 On Switch

    But it's for a limited-time only

    Bandai Namco has revealed it will be releasing a free-to-play version of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 on the Switch eShop this summer. This Lite version was previously made available to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners back in March. Unfortunately, it will only be playable for a limited time. Still, it's a good chance...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Dragon Ball
  • Video The Tiny Graphical Glitch We Can't Unsee In Super Mario Maker 2

    A very minor issue

    While there are a number of glitches that have already been discovered in Super Mario Maker 2, our lovely senior video producer Alex Olney has seemingly stumbled across another one. This is a very subtle graphical glitch that won't impact your gameplay experience. If you're using the New Super Mario Bros. U ground theme, look...

    • Video
    • Super Mario Maker 2
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Nintendo Download 18th July (Europe)

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3! Redeemer! Other Things!

    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: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3:...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Nintendo Download 18th July (North America)

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Etherborn and erm Tarot Readings

    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: Marvel Ultimate Alliance...

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    • North America
  • News Splatoon Producer Hasn't Thought About The Future Of The Series Just Yet

    "we’ll think of them after everything is over"

    After two years, Splatoon 2's development appears to be winding down. It has received an expansion and this weekend Nintendo is hosting the final Splatfest. After this, though, future support will be limited to balance adjustments and monthly league matches. So, what's next for the Inkling and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Nintendo
    • Hisashi Nogami
  • Gallery Gorge Your Face On These Images Of The First Evercade Prototype

    Retro ridiculous

    The Evercade is promising that ever-so niche but ever-so dedicated market of retro-leaning types who want more and more ways to play their old games rather than just firing up the consoles for which they were made something rather special. Unique multi-carts of games from proper publishers, which is certainly a bold idea, and one...

    • Retro
    • Hardware
  • Review Etherborn - A Work Of Art Hampered By Its Own Brilliance

    Super Malevich Galaxy

    At its core, the game is a puzzle platformer in which the central aim is straightforward: reach the end of each stage by activating various switches and avoiding dangerous obstacles along the way. Naturally though, it isn’t quite as simple as that, and that’s because of Etherborn’s other central mechanic: your ability to...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Etherborn
  • Japanese Charts Super Mario Maker 2 Stays In Top Spot, As Switch Sales Slightly Drop

    God Eater 3 debuts in second place

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 8th - 14th July. Nintendo's Super Mario Maker 2 has managed to hold onto the top spot, making this its third consecutive week in first! The game managed to shift another 54,720 copies, with sales now surpassing the 300,000 mark. Bandai Namco's God Eater 3 was the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Maker 2
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Video Daemon X Machina Has A New Japanese Trailer For You To Gawk At

    Explosions and weapons and mechs, oh my!

    Daemon X Machina may have been a tad underwhelming to some in its Prototype Demo form, but developer Marvellous has been taking feedback seriously it seems, and every new trailer we see only makes the game look better and better. That's no exception for this latest trailer either, from Marvellous' official...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo
  • News Doug Bowser Says Nintendo Is "Closely Watching" Streaming Technologies

    Could it be the future of gaming?

    Streaming is being promoted by companies such as Google as the next big thing within the video game industry. The search-engine giant wants to make high-end gaming accessible across multiple devices and remove the current technical barriers and limitations in place with its new Stadia platform. So, what does...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Doug Bowser
  • News Sega Ages Columns II "Coming Soon" To The Switch eShop In Japan

    Includes the original game

    Following on from the local release of Wonder Boy: Monster Land and Virtua Racing, Sega has now revealed the next AGES on the way is Columns II: The Voyage Through Time. This classic puzzle game is priced at 999 yen and is "coming soon" to the Japanese Switch eShop. The game features an arcade mode, featuring two game...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sega Ages
    • Sega
  • News After An Uphill Struggle, Descenders On Switch Is On The Home Stretch

    Still hazy with the release date, though

    Descenders, the downhill mountain bike racer, has been on our radar for nearly two years now. We first reported on the game coming to Switch way back in July 2017. Later in August publisher No More Robots told us the

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    • Descenders
  • News Kumo Is Hoping To Bring A Journey-Like Atmospheric Story To Switch Next Year

    Head in the clouds

    Have you ever wished that you could play PlayStation exclusive Journey on the Switch? Well that's probably never going to happen, but Kumo might be the next best thing if solo developer Benjamin Gregg gets his way. He's been working on this game for over 18 months now and you'll soon be able to back it on Kickstarter for a Switch...

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  • News Slap On Your Trucker Hat For FIA European Truck Racing Championship Coming In August

    Haul something to Lollapalooza

    As realistic as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe isn't, there's definitely still scope for more true-to-life racing games on Nintendo's hybrid beastie. That's no doubt the exact thought process going through the minds of BIGBEN and N-Racing as they've announced that their latest internal combustion engine simulator FIA European...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Shee Vaneer And Shee Venath Shrines: Guide To Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’s ‘Twin Memories’ Puzzle

    How to locate and solve the twin shrines of the duelling peaks

    Among the 134 post-DLC shrines of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, there are more than a few that stand out, showcasing unique ideas that delight and occasionally perplex players. Shee Vaneer and Shee Venath – both subtitled ‘Twin Memories’ – are a fantastic example of...

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  • Guide Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Walkthrough - Tower Of Twin Dragons Boss Fight, Valac

    This could dragon a little bit

    Towers of Twin Dragons: When you make it to the Towers of Twin Dragons, proceed up the tower and go inside of it. Continue up and left until you reach the room with the three Poltergeists in it. Earlier, we couldn’t go up but now that we have Double Jump, we can continue our trek through the Towers of Twin Dragons...

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  • Guide Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Walkthrough - Entrance And Garden Of Silence

    Your first encounter with Zangetsu

    Entrance: Once you enter this area in Bloodstained, it will be dark until a statue falls on the ground. Head right making sure to dodge or kill any bats that come for you. After you make your way through the bat-infested hallway, you’ll enter a room with a Sabnock in it. This demon shouldn’t be too difficult...

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  • Guide Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Walkthrough - Livre Ex Machina And Forbidden Underground Waterway

    Fight against Andrealphus and get the double-jump

    Livre Ex Machina: Once you’ve entered Livre Ex Machina, head down a few floors until you reach a bookcase. You don’t need to inspect this one — it simply reminds you that Miriam can use her magic to move things. Use Miriam’s magic to move the bookshelf before you and head left. Feel free to...

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  • Guide Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Walkthrough - Galleon Minerva And Arvantville

    Getting started

    When you start the game, you’ll be presented with an introductory cinematic that serves to set up the world and characters of Bloodstained. Shortly after a few minutes, the game’s protagonist, Miriam, and Johannes will have a brief conversation. After their conversation, you’ll be ushered a few steps to the right where a...

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  • Guide Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Walkthrough - Dian Cecht Cathedral And Towers Of Twin Dragons

    And its boss, Craftwork

    Dian Cecht Cathedral: With Zangetsu defeated, head left through the area you fought him in, defeat the Barbatos awaiting you and hop across the chandeliers until you reach a brown chest. Open it for a Waystone. From here, drop down and pick up an HP Max Up. Continue down and go right to pick up an Ammo Capacity Up. After...

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  • Guide Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Walkthrough - Bridge Of Evil And Underground Sorcery Lab

    Bosses Glutton Train and Bathin await

    Bridge of Evil: Once you enter the Bridge of Evil, continue right and face the new demons before you. There are Lilis, which are bunny-women, a Puppy, which is literally a giant puppy head and it hurts a lot to attack this cute pup, and there is a Cannon Morte. After taking them out, continue right through...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bloodstained

Wednesday17th Jul 2019

  • News New Standard Nintendo Switch Revision Offers Significantly Improved Battery Life

    Appears cosmetically identical to the current model

    A new revision of the standard Switch SKU is being shown on Nintendo's Japanese website and its American counterpart. Not to be confused with the Nintendo Switch Lite, this hardware variation would appear to rejig some of the consoles innards for better battery performance. Available in mid-August...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • News 'Nintendo Switch Do' Trademark Spotted On Official Document

    Just Do it

    Nintendo has applied for and been granted the trademark for 'Nintendo Switch Do', according to an official document that has surfaced in Israel. Dutch website Let's Go Digital caught wind of the filing at the Israel Patent Office and has set minds racing as to what it could refer to. As you can see yourself by examining the document...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • News Nintendo Announces New Joy-Con Colours Coming In October

    Captain Rainbow

    Nintendo of America has tweeted announcing that a selection of new mixed-hue Joy-Con pairs are releasing on 4th October. One set will come in a fetching Blue and Neon Yellow combo (for the left and right Joy-Con respectively), but the one we're really excited for is the Neon Purple and Neon Orange pair. As you can see above, they're...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
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  • Reminder The Rewind Feature Is Now Live For Nintendo Switch Online NES Games

    Plus an SP version of Mighty Bomb Jack

    Update: You can now download the version 3.0.0 update for the Nintendo Switch Online NES game portal that introduces a handy rewind feature enabling you to pause the action and skip back just as you would while watching something on Netflix (check out the trailer below). Donkey Kong 3 and Wrecking Crew are also...

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  • Video 25 Wonderful Switch Games Yet To Come In 2019 And Beyond

    A laundry list of loveliness

    Unlike the Wii U days, it's hard to keep track of all the delicious vittles that are coming in the form of games for the Nintendo Switch. Naturally we remember some of the bigger names, but it's just too damned many to be able to recall completely without a spreadsheet and a very dull Saturday night. Well lucky for you...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
  • Gallery Prepare For Zelda: Link's Awakening With Character Profiles And Art

    Cuteness factor 10, Mr. Sulu

    Over the past few days Nintendo has been releasing mini character profiles and locale information over social media to introduce new players to the people they'll meet when they wash up on Koholint Island on 20th September when The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening arrives on Switch. We've collected together the images...

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    • Legend of Zelda
    • Link's Awakening
  • News Nintendo Inexplicably Deletes Popular Mario Maker Streamer's Level

    A little bit of history repeating

    GrandPOObear - popular Mario Maker level creator ever since the original game and general Mario speedrunner extraordinaire - has once again felt the pointy end of Nintendo's moderation stick and had one of his levels for Super Mario Maker 2 deleted for unknown reasons. The streamer (real name David Hunt) has had...

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    • Nintendo
  • News Luigi's Mansion 3 Will Officially Haunt Your Switch This October

    A no-brainer, really

    In a spate of mini-announcements on its Twitter feed, Nintendo of America has confirmed the release date of Luigi's Mansion 3: Thursday 31st October 2019. Yes, the game is releasing just in time for Halloween, so you'll be able to team up with Gooigi for some trick or treatin' this year. To be honest, we're a little surprised...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Luigi's Mansion 3
  • Review God Eater 3 - A Great Port Of A Fine Monster Hunter Alternative

    Aragami killer

    While simply describing God Eater 3 as a Monster Hunter clone might be a little disingenuous, it does comfortably sum up the core tenets of its gameplay. Much like Capcom’s seminal slaying series, you’ll explore pre-defined areas and face off against monsters of varying sizes. You’ll hack off body parts and use the resources you...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • God Eater 3
  • Random Super Mario Maker 2 Player Recreates The "Worst Ever" Level 1-1

    Can you make it to the end?

    This was as far as we got... A Super Mario Maker 2 player who goes by the name 'YTSunny' on YouTube, has created the "worst ever" version of the first level in the original Super Mario Bros. game on the NES. This recreation of Level 1-1 comes with a tiny twist. While it mimics the exact layout of the original, it's...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • News Crash Team Racing Online Leaderboards Reveal The Amount Of Connected Players Per Platform

    Switch is in third place

    We've been hearing each week how well Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled has been performing in the charts, but Activision and Beenox haven't actually released any sales figures yet. This live service racing game is obviously doing well, though, if its online leaderboards are anything to go by. Below is the minimum number of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Complete Launches On 30th July

    And it includes all of the DLC

    In May, it was discovered Natsume would be releasing a complete version of Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition. This game was originally released last year and outperformed Natsume's expectations. Now, the worldwide publisher and developer, has announced Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Complete...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Natsume
    • Harvest Moon
  • News Polymega TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine Module Includes Five Pack-In Games

    Moto Roader! Double Dungeons! Shockman!

    It's been announced that the TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine module (or the EM04 “Turbo” Element Module Set to give its full title) for the upcoming modular retro console Polymega will include five licensed pack-in games playable from the module itself. The five bonus titles are Moto Roader (NA and JP versions),...

    • Polymega
    • Retro
    • Hardware
    • PC Engine
  • Video Geeking Out Over Super Rare Games Physical Switch Releases

    Limited edition delights

    Remember when every video games came with a manual? Remember when they sometimes came with extra goodies, like those trading cards you found in your GBA copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 that you didn't know what to do with? Those were the good old' days, weren't they? While most companies nowadays tend to pass on putting extra...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Rare Games
  • News Battle Brexit On Switch With Not Tonight: Take Back Control Edition

    Politics and video games - what a combo!

    Tired of politics invading every waking moment with its droning idiocy and vexing portmaneaus? Best click away to look at some new Joy-Con colours or find out the release date of Luigi's Mansion 3, then.

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Not Tonight: Tack Back Control Edition
  • News Rocket League's Radical Summer Event Celebrates '80s Television Next Week

    K.I.T.T. reporting for duty

    The Rocket League Radical Summer event moves onto its third and final phase next week. This '80s television-themed event will run from 22nd July until 12th August. It adds a new Premium DLC Car Pack featuring Knight Rider, brand new event items and a limited-time mode. Here's a rundown of what you can expect: Knight...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Rocket League
  • News Jupiter Is Releasing Picross Lord Of The Nazarick On The Japanese Switch eShop Next Week

    Solve more than 500 puzzles

    The picross expert Jupiter has announced a new game coming to the Japanese eShop next week. It's another picross title based on the novel/anime series, Overlord. Picross Lord of the Nazarick livens up the standard picross experience we've grown accustomed to by featuring characters and a story based on the Overlord...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News Yuzo Koshiro Confirmed For Streets of Rage 4 Soundtrack

    Alongside other VGM legends

    A new video put out by French developer Dotemu has confirmed that legendary composer Yuzo Koshiro - the man behind the original games' soundtracks as well as a host of other classics from ActRaiser to Ys to The Revenge of Shinobi - is returning to the Streets of Rage series to work on the music for Streets of Rage 4. A...

    • Streets of Rage
    • Yuzo Koshiro
    • Lizardcube
    • DotEmu
  • News Train Up In This Weekend's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Event

    Starts this Friday

    Later this week on 19th July, Nintendo is hosting a summer training spirit event in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The event will run for a total of three days and during this period you'll be able to get triple the number of spirit points. As you can see, you'll be able to get hold of spirits such as Miles "Tails" Prower from Sonic...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Brawlhalla’s Annual Heatwave Event Adds New And Old Summer-Themed Skins

    Summer fun

    Ubisoft's free-to-play arena fighter Brawlhalla begins its 2019 Heatwave Event on 17th July (aka. later today). It runs until 7th August and adds new and old summer-themed skins and items. In saying this, it's the first time Switch owners will be able to participate in this annual event, so technically everything is new. Here's exactly...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft

Tuesday16th Jul 2019

  • Guide Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Best Clothing And Armour List

    Dress for Success

    Clothing has never played a more important role in any Zelda titles than it does in Breath of the Wild. Link's multiple options serve not only to make him more stylish but also to protect him from Hyrule's harsh environment. With that in mind, we've put together a list of all of the options we've been able to find along with what...

    • Guides
    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • 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
  • 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
    • Features
  • Guide Amazon Prime Day 2019 - Best Deals on Nintendo Switch Games, Consoles, Micro SD Cards and More

    Grab a bargain

    It's that magical time of the year again, Amazon Prime Day! While sometimes it might seem like the bargains are few are far between, there are some great deals to be had on Nintendo Switch console bundles, games and accessories if you look hard enough. We've found some tempting Nintendo Switch console deals for UK readers which have...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
    • Prime Day
    • Guides
  • Guide Where To Pre-order PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 Mini

    Turbotastic!

    Following the shock news that Konami are planning to release a PC Engine Mini console (TurboGrafx-16 for our US readers) we have been eagerly waiting to slam down a pre-order as we're sure that these will sell out quicker than the original NES Mini due to limited supply at launch. Amazon UK is now listing the pre-order for the PC...

    • Deals
    • Guides
    • Retro
    • PC Engine
  • News Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Launches On Switch In October

    Update: A trailer and western release date appear

    Update: More details and an official trailer have been released for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. It seems this particular Monkey Ball, an update of the Wii original, will be dropping on 29th October, two days earlier than previously mentioned by Famitsu in the original story below. The game...

    • Super Monkey Ball
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pre-Orders Open For 8BitDo's "Most Advanced Controller" Ever

    Includes the Ultimate Software

    Pre-orders are now available on Amazon for the 8BitDo SN30 Pro+ controller. It's touted as "the most advanced controller" from 8BitDo ever and comes with Ultimate Software, allowing you to customise every single aspect of the controller. In terms of functionality, it is compatible with the Nintendo Switch and multiple...

    • Accessories
    • 8BitDo
    • Hardware
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Pokémon GO Is Teaming Up With One Piece In A Special Crossover Event Later This Month

    Capture a Straw Hat pikachu

    If you want to be the very best or the king of the pirates, the next Pokémon GO event is for you. The Pokémon Company have announced the next event for the insanely popular augmented reality game will see Pikachu and friends team up with the long-running anime, One Piece. From 22 July through to the 29th July, a...

    • Pokemon
    • Pikachu
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
    • One Piece
  • News Nihon Falcom Lacks The Ability To Release More Games On Switch, Says President

    "We don't have the knowhow to really develop for Switch"

    Nihon Falcom has a tremendous history of quality RPGs such as the Ys and The Legend of Heroes series, but only one game - the excellent Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana - has been released for Switch. The Legend of Heroes spin-off Trails of Cold Steel III and Ys IX are not currently planned for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nihon Falcom
  • News Resident Evil 5 And 6 Shamble To Switch This October

    Plus a sneaky North American physical release for RE4

    Announced during the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct broadcast, Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 are both dropping on the Switch eShop on 29th October. Previously pencilled in for a 'Fall' release, the date has been confirmed by the official Resident Evil Twitter account. Both games will be available...

    • Resident Evil
    • Capcom
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Speedrunner Finishes Zelda: Ocarina of Time In Under 17 Minutes

    Could've been faster if not for a pesky '2 nut Gohma'

    With the discovery of various glitches over the years, speedrunners have been diligently chipping away at The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for a long time now - and we've even seen

    • Zelda
    • Ocarina of Time
    • Speedrun
  • News Nintendo Focuses On Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 At San Diego Comic-Con

    The Black Order booth

    With Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order launching this week, Nintendo has decided to devote its booth at San Diego Comic-Con exclusively to that game. The event runs from 18th-21st July with the game launching on 19th and the Marvel connection seems like a natural fit for the biggest comic book convention of them all...

    • Nintendo
    • Marvel
    • Comic-Con
    • Merchandise
  • News Banjo-Kazooie Composer Grant Kirkhope Doesn't Know If There's A Market For A New Game

    "I just don't know"

    Around the time of E3 2019, when it was revealed Banjo-Kazooie would be added as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the composer of the bear and bird's original Nintendo 64 outing spoke with VGC about the possibility of a new entry in the series. In a more recent interview with the same website, the one and only...

    • Banjo-Kazooie
    • Rare
    • Microsoft
    • Nintendo
    • Grant Kirkhope
  • News Two More Ways To Play Contra Arrive This Holiday Season

    Can you ever have enough ways to play Contra?

    Fans of Konami's seminal run-and-gun series Contra have no shortage of ways to play the classic game, whether you're a fan of the arcade original, the NES port or the numerous sequels we've seen over the years. The recent Contra Anniversary Collection brought together a bunch of them in a package that we...

    • Contra
    • Konami
    • Retro
  • News Discover What The Future Holds With Tarot Readings Premium On Switch

    Starring Mystic Meg's little sister

    The days of throwing money at expensive tarot readers to find out your fortunes are over with the arrival of Tarot Readings Premium, coming to Switch on 18th July. It's time to entrust all decisions regarding your future to a reliable, reasonably priced video game rather than the lady in the hut at the end of the...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Fire Emblem: Three Houses Introduces The Golden Deer

    A rogue nation

    In the lead-up to the release of Fire Emblem: Three Houses on the Switch, Nintendo has been sharing a series of short videos, introducing players to each of the houses in the game. Last week we got a look at the Blue Lion House and this week we're taking a look at the Golden Deer House - where all students hail from the Leicester...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Fire Emblem
    • Video
  • News Playtonic Devs Recall The Trials And Errors Of Making Yooka-Laylee

    "We all knew where the issues were."

    Playtonic Games - the studio grown primarily from ex-Rare staff - struck gold with its idea to crowd fund a Banjo-Kazooie-style collectathon revival via Kickstarter. Raising over £2 million for 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee, the devs were hugely successful in tapping nostalgia for the kind of game that had fallen...

    • Yooka-Laylee
    • Playtonic
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Use Fortnite Chat In Docked Mode With This Officially Licensed Switch Pad

    Meet the Faceoff Deluxe+ with its beautiful 3.5mm audio jack

    There are many ways in which Nintendo has absolutely hit it out of the ballpark with Switch, but there are a couple of areas which could undeniably use a little more attention. Even the staunchest Nintendo devotees would be hard-pressed to defend the company's convoluted voice chat...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Fortnite
    • Voice Chat
  • News Ubisoft's Sandbox MMO Growtopia Expected To Arrive On The Switch eShop This Week

    Be anyone you want

    The free-to-play sandbox MMO Growtopia is expected to arrive on the Switch on 18th July, according to a planned release date on the eShop in Europe and Australia. The game was acquired by Ubisoft in 2017 and has already been released on multiple other platforms and devices. Back in March, there was a bit of confusion when...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Ubisoft
    • Europe
  • UK Charts Super Mario Maker 2 Holds Off Crash Team Racing To Stay In First Place

    Dragon Quest Builders 2 debuts in fifth

    UK chart data is now available for the week ending 13th July. Super Mario Maker 2 has managed to stay in the top spot after three weeks and a 38% drop in sales week-on-week. Right behind it for the third week in a row is the multi-platform Activision release, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. The retro racer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Maker 2
    • Charts
    • UK

Monday15th Jul 2019

  • News We've Re-Translated That Pokémon Sword and Shield Interview Quote

    Because even we are confused...

    It's fair to say that there are a lot of fans looking forward to upcoming game Pokémon Sword and Shield that comes to Switch later this year. Because it's the first mainline game since the 3DS-era people are, rightly or wrongly, expecting a fair boost in visual fidelity when it comes to the Pokémon visuals. Now, an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Translation
    • Pokemon
  • Random 'Princess' And 'Zelda' Mentioned On US Game Show Years Before The Game

    Contestant randomly links words four years early

    Here's a funny little thing. A clip from an episode of Password Plus - a US game show where celebrities would team with members of the public to guess 'passwords' from single-word clues - shows a contestant referring to a 'Princess Zelda' years before the world ever met Nintendo's princess. Mention...

    • Random
    • Zelda
  • News Brazilian Devs And Nintendo Fans Band Together For Unofficial Nintendo Direct

    Unofficial event aims to attract official attention

    A group of game development studios, content creators and fans have joined forces in Brazil to launch their very own 'Nintendo Direct' tomorrow evening at 8pm Brasilia time (midnight in the UK, 4pm PT, 7pm EST). The event - which is 100% unofficial - is designed to attract the attention of...

    • Nindies
    • Brazil
    • Indies
  • News Give Your Game Boy Advance Library An Airing With GBA Consolizer

    Play GBA games where they weren't meant to be - on the telly

    The Game Boy Advance was a wonderful handheld with a huge library of brilliant games, many of which still stand up today. Although they were designed for the non-backlit successor to Nintendo's all-conquering Game Boy, many of its classic titles look and feel fantastic when played on a TV...

    • Retro
    • Game Boy Advance
  • Review Streets Of Rogue - An Ambitious Roguelite With Plenty Of Role Play

    A rogue one

    Let’s be honest, the rogue-lite has become a little too ubiquitous in 2019. Along with RPG levelling, procedurally generated levels and pixel art graphics, this once fresh and exciting sub-genre has arguably become more rote than riveting. And yet, despite the fact Streets of Rogue features all of the above, it’s somehow managed to...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Streets of Rogue
  • News Splatoon 2 Final Splatfest T-Shirts Go On Sale In Australia And New Zealand Tomorrow

    Pick a side

    If you want to show your fellow inkling and octoling which side you'll be supporting in this weekend's Splatoon 2 'Splatocalypse' and happen to live in Australia or New Zealand, tomorrow you'll be able to purchase a Team Chaos (Pearl) or Team Order (Marina) t-shirt from Nintendo's AUNZ website. These shirts will be available in...

    • Nintendo
    • Splatoon 2
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
  • Random Someone Has Recreated Super Mario 64's Physics In PS4's Dreams

    Gameplay and graphics combine in this impressive recreation

    With Super Mario Maker 2 offering a huge palette of options for creating your very own 2D Mario levels, you might be wondering if Nintendo plans on making a 3D counterpart. It would seem unlikely due to the complexity of 3D game design, but it appears that PS4 user PieceofCraft has beaten...

    • Random
    • Super Mario 64
  • News The Next Crash Team Racing Update For Switch Will Improve Load Times

    Get a much-needed boost

    Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is one of many games on Nintendo Switch that can take an incredibly long time to load. Fortunately, the next update coming to the live racing game will significantly improve load times. Version 1.05 will make use of the Switch's boost mode, which allows the system's CPU

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Japan-Exclusive Iwata Asks Interview Translated Into English After 10 Years

    Iwata's chat with Final Fantasy: Crystal Bearers exec producer gets us all nostalgic

    The Iwata Asks interview series was a wonderful resource for anyone wanting to get a behind-the-scenes perspective on the decisions and processes that go into making video games. They also gave us a glimpse of the personalities behind our favourite games,...

    • Iwata Asks
    • Satoru Iwata
    • Final Fantasy
  • News My Nintendo Adds Dr. Mario World Wallpapers For PC And Smartphone (North America)

    Just what the doctor ordered

    To celebrate the release of Dr. Mario World, My Nintendo in North America is offering special themed wallpapers for your PC and mobile device. You can select Wallpaper A or Wallpaper B and each one will set you back 50 silver coins. Both are available in multiple sizes and can only be redeemed once. This offer will...

    • Nintendo
    • My Nintendo
    • North America
  • Review Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle - An Expansion With Real Depth And Some Odd Decisions

    Giant killer

    With a distinct lack of Spider-Man games on Nintendo Switch (we can’t help but look longingly at Insomniac’s stellar PS4 exclusive from last year and quietly weep), it fell to the most unlikely of sources to bring city-swinging and verticality to the console: Attack on Titan 2. The original base game has a few issues (check out our...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Attack On Titan
  • News Kairosoft's World Cruise Story Arrives On The Switch eShop Later This Week

    Put on your captain's hat

    The Kairosoft game library on the Nintendo Switch continues to expand. The next pocket-sized entry in the addictive management simulation series is all about running your own cruise liner. It's appropriately-named World Cruise Story and will be available on the eShop on 18th July for $12.00 / £8.99. Players are tasked...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kairosoft
  • News Take A Look At The Bubsy: Paws On Fire! Launch Trailer For Nintendo Switch

    Game arrives next month

    Publisher Accolade and developer Choice Provisions have released a new trailer to promote the upcoming release of Bubsy: Paws on Fire! The game arrives on Switch on 29th August. This follows on from a delay in May, when it was revealed the title had been pushed back to this summer "to allow a bit more time for final...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bubsy
  • News Monolith Soft Developer Recalls Pitching Earthbound Sequel To Shigesato Itoi

    “Iwata-san was there as well.”

    Video games can inspire some pretty fervent passions in their fan bases, and few are as passionate as that of the Mother games. Set in modern times, this RPG series follows the exploits of Ness and his friends and is known as EarthBound in the west, but we only ever got the second game on its intended console. The...

    • EarthBound
    • Mother 3
    • GameCube
  • Review Hyperlight Ultimate - A Satisfying Switch Update For The Arcade Shooter

    FTL FTW!

    Hyperlight EX originally released on 3DS way back in December of 2016, at first glance looking like just another Geometry Wars clone, it proved to be very much its own thing with a unique twist; instead of shooting enemies, you use your ship’s FTL (Faster Than Light) drive to smash through them. We awarded the game a sexy seven at the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Hyperlight Ultimate

Sunday14th Jul 2019

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

    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...

    • Guides
    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Wii U
  • 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
  • Review Terraria - A Fine Switch Port That’s Missing One Key Ingredient

    A decent port of a legendary game

    If there’s one game in the world that has been cloned to death, it’s Mojang’s seminal sandbox block-builder, Minecraft. Most of the ‘me-too’ versions of it have been content with simply offering a vastly inferior experience that seldom adds much, if any, interesting new content to the tried and true...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Terraria
  • News Game Freak Isn't Reusing 3DS Models In Pokémon Sword and Shield

    It's not what it looks like

    Earlier this month, there was a theory the Japanese developer Game Freak was "recycling" 3DS models and animations in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Despite producer Junichi Masuda explaining how the limited Pokédex was tied to "higher quality" animations - when footage comparing the past and present pocket monster games...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
    • Sword and Shield
  • News Level-5 Is Releasing The Original Yo-Kai Watch Game On Nintendo Switch

    Back to the beginning

    The Yo-Kai Watch games might have only been around for six years, but there are already more than a handful of entries in the series. Most recently, Yo-Kai Watch 4 was released in Japan on the Switch and ended up taking out the top spot in the local video game charts. This also happens to be the first time an entry has been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Level-5
    • Yo-Kai Watch
  • Random This Super Mario Maker 2 Glitch Blasts Cat Luigi Into Space

    Meow!

    We've seen some weird Super Mario Maker 2 glitches since the Switch title was released, but this particular one is out of this world. All you'll need to do is create a custom Super Mario 3D World level, transform Luigi into a cat, crawl underneath a few blocks and then attempt to long jump. Once you've done this, Luigi will skyrocket...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Maker 2
    • Luigi
  • Random Valve Supposedly Made Changes To Half-Life After Playing GoldenEye 007

    Inspiring a generation

    Reflect on the Nintendo 64 era and one game that will probably come to mind is Rare’s GoldenEye 007. It was considered to be a revolutionary take on the first-person genre in more ways than one. In fact, even the developer and publisher Valve Corporation took inspiration from Bond’s 64-bit outing at the time. As explained...

    • Random
    • Retro
    • Rare
    • Valve
    • N64
  • Feature Yooka-Laylee's Audio Identity Is More Than Just Famous Ex-Rare Composers And Soggy Socks

    "There’s quite a lot of pressure on us to start matching Dave and Grant"

    When you think Rare and video game music, then chances are two names will spring instantly to mind: David Wise and Grant Kirkhope. These two massively influential composers are behind some of the company's greatest soundtracks and are now in huge demand as freelance...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Yooka-Laylee
    • Music
    • Interviews
  • News New Super Monkey Ball Game Rated Again, This Time In South Korea

    Banana Blitz is also rumoured to return

    After a long hiatus, it looks Sega's Super Monkey Ball series is finally rolling back into our lives. Following on from a Taiwanese rating earlier this week and Sega filing a Japanese trademark for a game called Tabegoro! Super Monkey Ball in May, a new listing has now appeared on the Korean ratings board. It...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Super Monkey Ball
    • Korea

Saturday13th Jul 2019

  • News The DLC Packs For Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Won't Be Sold Individually

    Buy the expansion pass or go without

    During Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct presentation, we got another look at the upcoming title Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. It was also revealed how players would be able to expand their experience with a paid Expansion Pass - including three DLC packs for Fantastic Four, X-Men and Marvel Knights...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Paradox Soul - One Metroidvania Too Many?

    Dr. Rose, I presume

    Another day, another Metroidvania. It feels like the Switch is getting a new one every week at the moment, and whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing will no doubt depend on your affinity with the genre. Whilst the Switch has become home to some of the finest examples of the genre in recent memory, such as Axiom Verge and...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Paradox Soul
  • News DOOM Eternal's Multiplayer Will Be Equally As Satisfying As The Single-Player Campaign

    Have fun, together

    Doom Eternal is easily one of the biggest third-party titles coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year. While Doom 2016 was predominantly focused on the single-player campaign, this time around the plan is to distribute the fun across both the single-player and multiplayer modes. During an interview with VGC, Doom Eternal's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News First 4 Figures Reveals Its Fourth Sonic The Hedgehog Resin Statue

    Hide your money

    First 4 Figures has announced the fourth resin statue in its Sonic the Hedgehog diorama statue line. Pre-orders for the Combo, Exclusive, Tropical Jungle and Standard Editions will be available until 16th August 2019 and you'll need to return to the F4F website before then, on 19th July, to validate your order. Here's the breakdown...

    • First 4 Figures
    • F4F
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • News Dr. Mario World Racks Up Two Million Downloads In Its First 72 Hours

    And it has already banked $100,000

    Early this week, Nintendo released its fifth mobile game, Dr. Mario World. The game modernises the classic action puzzle formula with a unique touchscreen twist and online multiplayer. So, how has it been received by the general public? According to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data, there were more than two...

    • Nintendo
    • Mobile
    • Mario
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (July 13th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Welcome folks to yet another weekend - and what a week we've had! The official reveal (finally) of the Nintendo Switch Lite kept the NL team super busy this week - you can catch up on everything you need to know right here - but now it's time for us to talk about our weekend plans. Which games will you be...

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