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TodayWed, 24th Oct 2018

  • News Full Metal Furies Joins Rogue Legacy Next Month On The Switch eShop

    25 percent off until 25th November

    Following yesterday's eShop listing that revealed Rogue Legacy was on the way to the Switch, Cellar Door Games has now announced Full Metal Furies will launch the same day on 6th November. From the release date until 25th November, the title will also be 25 percent off. Full Metal Furies is described as a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Deemo Physical Switch Edition Arrives In North America On 29th January

    Make some noise

    Following the news in September that a physical version of Deemo was coming in 2019, PM Studios and acttil have now revealed the rhythm game is arriving in North America on 29th January. Alongside this announcement was the confirmation the game would be compatible with the Nintendo Labo piano. If you haven't played Deemo before,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Labo Is Rolling Out In Classrooms Across The US And Canada

    Educating with cardboard

    Since it was released, there's been much discussion about the potential educational purposes of Nintendo Labo. In June, Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aimé explained how Nintendo intended to run entry-level coding programs over the summer for kids and would move into the educational market in fall. The...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Labo

YesterdayTue, 23rd Oct 2018

  • Video SpongeBob Tries To Do a Mario Kart With Nickelodeon Kart Racers

    Decent characters, lacking character

    Kart racers are undoubtedly a style of game popularised by the original Super Mario Kart, and for a while back in the 90s these things were everywhere; if you named a popular children's franchise, there was literally a chance there was a kart racer with that branding. How appropriate then that Nickelodeon Kart...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • Nickelodeon
  • News Make Some Spooky Switch Savings On WayForward Games This Halloween In The US

    Up to 30% off

    If you like video games, and if you like saving money, then this current deal from WayForward Games could be right up your street. The developer has revealed that all of its games on Switch are now available to download at discounted prices as part of a special Halloween sale. These deals are only available in the US, but users from...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • North America
  • News Sega AGES Devs Discuss Possibility Of Dreamcast Games On Switch Again, Emulation The Way To Go?

    Only a matter of time?

    The first entries into Sega's AGES range on Nintendo Switch have finally arrived, with plenty more games still lined up to follow suit, but there's one question still hanging in the air. That question revolves around Dreamcast games and, in particular, whether or not the Switch will receive any games from the long-discontinued...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Retro
    • Dreamcast
  • News Point-And-Click Adventure Nairi: Tower Of Shirin Secures A 29th November Release On Switch

    "We wanted to offer something a little bit special"

    Indie developer HomeBearStudio has revealed that its upcoming point-and-click adventure Nairi: Tower of Shirin has locked down a 29th November release date on Nintendo Switch. If you're not up to date with this one, Nairi: Tower Of Shirin sees the player following the titular Nairi, a young girl...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Live The Life Of A Cat In Cattails, A Simulation RPG Pouncing Onto A Switch Near You

    Sounds purrfect

    Cattails, a cat simulation game which was originally released on PC, is headed to Nintendo Switch next month, it has been confirmed. The game rather literally allows you to become a cat, taking on the usual tropes of a simulation RPG but making everything ten times more fluffy. Players (as cats) must hunt for food, fight those pesky...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News AtGames Disappoints Again With The Bandai Namco Flashback Blast

    Bait and switch

    With Christmas on the way, lots of folks will be tempted to pick up something like the AtGames' Bandai Namco Flashback Blast for their loved ones who enjoy retro gaming. At only $20 with classic Namco arcade titles packed on to a retro style 6 button joypad with an HDMI dongle, this seems like a bargain too good to be true. For the...

    • AtGames
    • Retro
    • Bandai Namco
  • Video New Gear.Club Unlimited 2 Trailer Shows Off Extensive Car Customisation Options

    Pimp your ride

    A new trailer has been released for the upcoming Switch exclusive Gear.Club Unlimited 2, introducing players to the Performance Shop’s new features and car customisation options. Your actions inside the Performance Shop can have great consequences in your on-track endeavours, with a surprisingly large number of edits and tweaks...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Snakebyte Launches The Head:Set S, A Budget Gaming Headset Specifically Designed For Switch

    One for Fortnite fans?

    Electronics hardware manufacturer snakebyte has launched a brand new gaming headset specifically designed for Nintendo Switch. Available as we speak, the new release is called the 'Head:Set S'. Offering "great audio quality and crystal clear chat" when you want to chat with your friends online, the Head:Set S plugs directly...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • Anniversary Super Mario Bros. 3 Turns 30 Years Old Today

    Feel old yet?

    Thirty years ago today, on 23rd October 1988, Super Mario Bros. 3 launched in Japan. Following the traditions already put in place by previous Mario games, Super Mario Bros. 3 had players controlling either Mario or Luigi as they went on a quest to save Princess Toadstool from the dastardly claws of Bowser. There were enemies to stomp...

    • Super Mario
    • Retro
    • NES
    • Anniversary
  • Review Windjammers - One Of The World's Greatest Two-Player Games Finally Comes To Switch

    Insert disc to play

    Stepping into any arcade in the '90s would see you engulfed by a familiar cacophony of sound; you would no doubt distinguish heated Street Fighter 'Hadoken' exchanges, hear the Mortal Kombat announcer shouting 'Excellent!' and perhaps even pick out Takenobu Mitsuyoshi screaming 'Rolling Start!' on top of his lungs. However, no...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Windjammers
  • News The Walking Vegetables: Radical! Edition Brings Veggie-Shooting Mayhem To Switch Next Month

    Plus zombies

    Merge Games has revealed that its upcoming twin-stick shooter The Walking Vegetables: Radical! Edition will be launching on Switch early next month. The game sees players battling mutated zombie fruit and veg in a scenario no doubt already in the minds of your pesky, vegetable-avoiding children. Armed initially with a simple pistol,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Feature Cat-Based Metroidvania A Purrtato Tail Is Clawing Its Way To Switch Next Year

    Potatoes + Cats = Purrtato

    We like potatoes and we like cats, so when we were told by Colorado-based Drunk Robot Games that its upcoming adventure game about cat-potatoes, A Purrtato Tail, is headed to Nintendo Switch alongside other consoles and Steam in 2019, we were understandably excited. A Purrtato Tail is an open-world puzzle adventure about a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Interview
  • News It Looks Like Piplup Could Be Your Next Build-A-Bear Pokémon Crossover

    A cuddly and bubbly companion

    It looks like The Pokémon Company and Build-A-Bear Workshop are set to announce yet another crossover plush toy, with the Generation 4 Pokémon Piplup seemingly being the next essential subject of your warmest cuddles and snuggles. While it hasn't been officially confirmed just yet, leaked images of promotional...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo
    • Build A Bear
  • Video This Amazing Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Remix Only Uses Sounds Found In The Game

    A fan-made masterpiece

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is considered by many to be a particularly beautiful game in a variety of ways, but this fan-made remix somehow manages to make the world feel even more alive than ever before. YouTube user liltommyj has taken a whole host of sounds found within the game itself, from character voices...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Video
  • News Cancelled Level 5 Horror RPG Ushiro Is Being Revived For Nintendo Switch

    Originally intended for PSP

    Level 5 will soon be bringing its originally cancelled horror RPG Ushiro to Nintendo Switch, it has been revealed. The studio has been teasing the return of a cancelled game for a few weeks now, with fans left speculating over what it could possibly be, but the latest issue of Famitsu has finally spilled the beans. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Get Ready For Some '90s-Style Vertical Shoot 'Em Up Action On Switch With AngerForce: Reloaded

    Take on a robot rebellion

    Chinese publisher indienova has revealed that it will be bringing AngerForce: Reloaded to Nintendo Switch later this year. The game is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up designed with the very best of '90s arcade hits in mind, set in a 19th-century world where humans are under threat from a robot rebellion. Visuals take...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Recreating Smash Bros. Victory Animations In Real Life Looks Incredibly Challenging

    And incredibly fun

    The Super Smash Bros. series' end-of-match screens are strangely satisfying to stare at after a hard-fought battle, likely thanks to the crazy animations performed by the winning character and the graceful, steady clapping from the slightly passive-aggressive losers. As it happens, some people enjoy these animations so much that...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Review Super Hyperactive Ninja - Even A Massive Cup Of Joe Can't Save This Middling Effort

    Far too bitter

    Back in its heyday, Super Mario Maker was notorious for the proliferation of ‘Kaizo’ stages in its community; these were hyper-difficult platforming gauntlets that required dozens if not hundreds of tries and usually had only one successful route to completion, eliminating any margin for error. Games such as Super Meat Boy and...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Hyperactive Ninja
  • News Hard West - Complete Edition Will Bring Its Supernatural Wild West Action To Switch

    It really is wild

    Forever Entertainment has revealed that it will be bringing the Wild West worlds of Hard West - Complete Edition to Nintendo Switch. The main game sees players fighting their way through eight unique story-based scenarios and 40 different turn-based combat missions, with the protagonist, Warren, going on a quest to hunt down...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Rogue Legacy Arrives On Switch eShop Next Month

    Anyone can be a hero

    Earlier this year, Toronto-based developer Cellar Door Games said the chances of its rogue-lite title Rogue Legacy being released on the Switch was promising. Now, a UK eShop listing has revealed the game will be making its way to Nintendo's hybrid system next month on 6th November for £10.99. Here's the full description from...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Mario + Rabbids Nominated For Best Game At BAFTA Children's Awards

    Up against three PlayStation titles

    Ubisoft's Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has done tremendously well on the Nintendo Switch, with the game becoming the highest selling third-party title on the system. The two million sales of this game eventually led to the Star Fox crew making an appearance in Ubisoft's new IP, Starlink: Battle for Atlas...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Ubisoft
  • Video Even Menu Controls Are Challenging In The Switch Version Of Dark Souls

    Prepare to press B

    Our very own Alex Olney has been enjoying Dark Souls: Remastered since it was released on the Nintendo Switch, but one aspect of the game has seriously got on his nerves. It's to do with how two buttons in the menus don't match default settings found in other games. The 'B' button is essentially used to confirm decisions in the...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bandai Namco

Monday22nd Oct 2018

  • Guide The Best Micro SD Cards For Nintendo Switch

    Get a great deal on a Nintendo Switch micro SD card

    Nintendo's Switch is a gaming phenomenon, freeing you to play literally anywhere. There is a problem though, and that's the Switch's serious lack of dedicated storage space. Technically, the Switch provides 32GB of internal memory, but only 25.9GB is available for use. In a world where many games...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Micro SD Cards
    • Features
    • Storage
    • Guides
  • News These Nintendo Piranha Plant Slippers Release This December And We May Have Fallen In Love

    Incredibly satisfying

    Nintendo's surprisingly wide range of merchandise options often has us drooling over the latest and greatest thing, and this is usually amplified when we see the sorts of goodies available in Japan. Joining that list in style are these lovely Piranha Plant slippers and we can't wait to get multiple sets for ourselves. The...

    • Nintendo
    • Merchandise
    • Japan
  • Random Wish Your Switch Was More Like A 3DS? Then 3D Print Your Own Folding Flip Case

    Get back in the fold

    One of the 3DS' most useful features - and one that had been a part of Nintendo's handheld lineup since the Game Boy Advance SP released back in 2003 - is its foldable design, keeping both screens and all buttons safe from damage when being carried around. Of course, the Switch has demolished this trend in recent times, but if...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Accessories
  • Guide Best Switch Accessories - Top Deals On Controllers, Cases, And Headsets

    Grab yourself a bargain

    Whether you’ve just bought a new Nintendo Switch or you’ve had one since launch, sooner or later you’re going to want to grab some accessories. The Switch is a true hybrid device that’s capable of being any type of video game console under the sun, and you can enhance this functionality with a variety of solid...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
  • News There's A New Intellivision Coming, And A Trio Of Former Nintendo Staffers Are Helping Launch It

    Along with David Perry and Tommy Tallarico

    Gamers from the '80s will recognise the name Intellivision. This unique system offered a serious challenge to the Atari VCS, but the video game crash of 1983 sank the home console sector in North America, taking the Intellivision down with it. Still, the brand has endured, and in 2020 it will see something...

    • Intellivision
    • Hardware
    • Perrin Kaplan
  • News FUZE4 Nintendo Switch Will Let You Code Your Own Games On Switch From April Next Year

    Learn to code directly on Switch

    FUZE Technologies Ltd has revealed that its upcoming FUZE4 Nintendo Switch platform will be officially launching on the console in April next year. It's been quite a while since we last heard about FUZE4 Nintendo Switch - we actually received our last batch of information in January - but the team behind the tool...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review LEGO DC Super-Villains - Proof That It's Good To Be Bad

    Embrace your darker side

    For the last 23 years, TT Games has been making all manner of games full of studs, bricks and other Danish building blocks. The LEGO series, in its many forms, has hardly been a bastion of consistent innovation but has always offered a fun and safe place for some light platforming and basic combat. LEGO DC Super-Villains...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • LEGO DC Super Villains
  • News Nintendo Shares Gorgeous Concept Art For Kirby Star Allies On Switch

    "Various directions were considered"

    We've seen numerous pieces of concept art for a wide variety of games over the past few months - including a darker take on Zelda: Breath of the Wild, early King K. Rool designs, and even Nintendo's very

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kirby
    • Art
  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Hardware Bundle Deals

    Which Switch?

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

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
  • Soapbox I'm Causing The Slow Death Of Gaming Magazines, And It Hurts

    Paper pathos

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, editor Damien sadly reflects on the death of gaming magazines and the fact that he's actively contributing to the sorry situation... Last week, we reported on the rather...

    • Feature
    • Soapbox
  • News 82% Of Starlink: Battle For Atlas Sales Were On Switch In UK, Only Managed 14th In Charts Debut

    A slow start

    UK chart figures are now in for the week ending 20th October, revealing that Starlink: Battle for Atlas has had a relatively slow start to life on the market. Ubisoft's toys-to-life project enters the charts this week in 14th spot, despite having a potentially higher chance of securing physical sales over digital thanks to its...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Video Dark Souls On Switch Has More In Common With Last Gen's Original Than This Year's Remaster

    But does have an improved resolution and frame rate

    Last Friday finally saw the release of Dark Souls: Remastered on Nintendo Switch, arriving on the system after a somewhat lengthy delay which had many fans worried about its eventual quality. Of course, now we've had the chance to play it, it's clear to see that the wait was more than worth it, but...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dark Souls
    • Video
  • News 16-Year-Old Joseph Saelee Beats Seven-Time Tetris World Champion For The Ultimate Crown

    The hard work pays off

    Joseph Saelee, a 16-year-old Tetris prodigy, has just emerged victorious at the Classic Tetris World Championship, defeating a seven-time world champion in the process. The event took place at Portland, Oregon this weekend, ending yesterday on 21st October, with Joseph taking on Jonas Neubauer in the grand final. The...

    • Tetris
    • NES
    • Retro
  • News Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix Brings More Tactical RPG Goodness To Switch This November

    New artwork and screenshots revealed

    CIRCLE Entertainment has announced that Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix will be arriving on Nintendo Switch this November. Despite offering familiar gameplay to the Mercenaries Saga trilogy already available on Switch, CIRCLE Entertainment tells us that this game offers "a separate story and worldview", not...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Slack App Engineer Discovers Way To Load Conversations Into A 1995 SNES Game

    Using the Satellaview

    Back in 1995, Nintendo released a satellite modem peripheral for the Super Famicom in Japan called the Satellaview, allowing the console to receive data transmissions at any given time. Bundled with this peripheral was a game called BS-X: The Story of The Town Whose Name Was Stolen, and sure enough, Nintendo sent magical waves...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Retro
    • SNES
  • Review Zarvot - A Mixed-Up Box Of Tricks In More Ways Than One

    What's in the box?

    It used to be that describing a game's aesthetic as 'boxy' would be a negative. Zarvot developer Snowhydra, however, would likely see it as a boast. Zarvot's story mode stars two sentient cubes named Charcoal and Mustard, who set out on a journey to assemble a birthday present for their friend Red. It's a quest that's equal parts...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Zarvot
  • News Japan's Getting A Fancy Stardew Valley Collector's Edition With Guide Book, Soundtrack And More

    Seriously, when are we all moving?

    On today's episode of 'Japan gets all the cool stuff and we're growing increasingly jealous by the day', we introduce to you the upcoming Collector's Edition of Stardew Valley. Yes, the hugely addictive farming simulator is getting the physical treatment in the land of the rising sun, with a fancy bundle set to be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition Is Heading To Switch In The West

    With bonuses for Warriors Orochi 4 owners

    Koei Tecmo has announced that Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition is headed to Nintendo Switch in the west this December. Originally confirmed for Japanese players just last week, this game is - perhaps unsurprisingly - a 'definitive edition' of the 2014 release, Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Splatoon 2's Worldwide Halloween Splatfest Saw Team Treat Pull The Victory Out Of The Bag

    A spooktacular event

    If you're a keen Splatoon 2 player, you probably found yourself getting involved in the weekend's Splatfest activities, joining up with fellow teammates around the world to reign supreme on the world's most colourful battlefield. The results from the event are now in, and it was Team Treat who grabbed the win this time around...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Splatfest
  • Gallery Pokémon GO Clothes List - All Cosmetic Tops, Bottoms, Bags, And Accessories

    Gotta wear 'em all

    If you're really into gym battles in Pokémon GO, you'll likely have a bunch of Poké Coins lying around and nothing to spend them on. Sure, you could buy another incubator, but you've got enough Pokémon as it is! So why not deck your character out in a bunch of new threads? Pokémon GO has a wide variety of clothes to wear,...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile

Sunday21st Oct 2018

  • Random Bowsette Has Been Recreated By Fans In The New SoulCalibur Game

    Boosette as well

    Nintendo has refused to acknowledge the existence of Bowsette, leaving fans of the Bowser and Peach mashup with no choice but to take matters into their own hands. Modders have already added the character to a number of Nintendo games including New Super Mario Bros. Wii and more recently The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and...

    • Random
    • Bowsette
  • News Famitsu Teasing "Possible Revival" For A Cancelled Level-5 Game

    What could it be?

    The Japan-based developer and publisher Level-5 is best known by Nintendo fans for charming series like Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven and in more recent times Yo-Kai Watch. Originally established in 1998, the company is now 20-years old. In celebration of Level-5's 20th anniversary, Famitsu is teasing an interview with the...

    • Level-5
    • Japan
    • Famitsu
  • Guide How To Have Yourself A Roaring Super Mario Party

    Make it a night (or afternoon) to remember

    If you've never played a Mario Party game, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Well, wonder no longer, as today we're going to take you through everything you need to know to have a successful Mario Party with Super Mario Party, whether you're aged 8, or 88, or maybe some age in-between. First...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Party
    • Mario Party
    • Video
    • Features
  • News Ubisoft Shutting Down Online Services For Older Just Dance Games On Wii And Wii U Next Month

    No more dancing

    This year's Ubisoft conference at E3 revealed Just Dance 2019 was on its way to the Wii and Wii U. Despite the success of the Switch, the older Nintendo systems have remained relevant enough for the French publisher to continue releasing its latest entries in the series on. While it's been a good run for these systems over the...

    • Ubisoft
    • Wii
    • Wii U
    • Just Dance
  • News Starlink Producer Reveals How Ubisoft Started Work On Star Fox Concepts Before Meeting With Nintendo

    "We just started working, but we were a little cautious"

    Prior to the release of Starlink: Battle for Atlas, it was heavily publicised how Ubisoft's collaborative efforts with Nintendo to include the Star Fox crew in the game all began at E3 2017 in a tiny room behind closed doors. This eventually led to the Starlink team being invited to Nintendo's...

    • Ubisoft
    • Nintendo Switch

Saturday20th Oct 2018

  • Soapbox Huawei's Not The First Company To Vie For Nintendo's Portable Crown, And It Won't Be The Last

    Riding on Nintendo's coat-tails might not be the silliest idea...

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, editor Damien picks apart Huawei's recent bold claims that its new Mate 20 X smartphone trumps the Nintendo Switch as a...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Huawei
    • Smartphones
  • News Director Junichi Masuda Explains Why Eevee Is One Of The Stars In Pokémon Let's Go

    "I kind of realised that a lot of fans really do love Eevee"

    Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! features Eevee as one of the game's stars. Pikachu's selection needs no explanation - being the face of the series internationally since its inception, but how exactly did Eevee's inclusion come about? During the latest episode of Nintendo...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Capcom's Update For Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Arrives Next Week

    Improvements and fixes

    This year the Street Fighter series is celebrating its 30th anniversary. To celebrate, Capcom released the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection - comprised of 12 iconic games. Anyone who has been playing this game since its release will be pleased to hear an update is on the way to the Nintendo Switch version on 23rd...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
    • Street Fighter
  • Video Cloud Gaming Is Viable In The Future Based On This Assassin's Creed Odyssey Review

    "I'm actually kind of a believer now"

    There's been some serious doubt when it comes to companies trying to make cloud gaming on console devices a thing. Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot has previously mentioned the future of the video game industry is streaming. In saying this, if you don't have a top tier internet connection or live in a country with...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
  • News Shakedown Hawaii Releasing On Switch And 3DS Early Next Year

    Run a criminal empire

    If you enjoyed Retro City Rampage by Vblank Entertainment on WiiWare, it might be worth taking a look at the new gameplay overview trailer for its successor Shakedown Hawaii. The game was originally scheduled to arrive in 2017 on the 3DS and Nintendo Switch and has since been pushed back to Q1 2019. Surprisingly, the 3DS...

    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News WarGroove Delayed Until Q1 2019, Chucklefish Wants To Provide A "Robust Package"

    Was initially aiming for a late 2018 release

    Last time when we checked on the Chucklefish Switch eShop title WarGroove, the game had no release date. Apparently, the developer was aiming for a 2018 launch all along and that's now been pushed back to Q1 2019. Here's exactly what was said in a recent progress report on the developer blog: Initially...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (October 20th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Sitting at the end of a week which has seen two particularly high profile Switch releases, it perhaps comes as no surprise that many members of the NL team are getting stuck into Ubisoft's space extravaganza and FromSoftware's exploration of hellish landscapes. As always, you can check out all of the games...

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

Friday19th Oct 2018

  • News The Latest Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Glitch Lets Players Fly So Fast That The Game Can't Keep Up

    The 'bullet time bounce'

    By this point, players have managed to manipulate The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's huge number of interactive possibilities to find almost as many glitches as there are those pesky Koroks, and the latest discovery is both amusing and practical. Dubbed the 'bullet time bounce', this new find has players jumping on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
  • News Both Xenoblade Chronicles 2 And Torna – The Golden Country Have Just Been Updated

    Fixes everywhere

    If you're a keen Xenoblade Chronicles 2 fan, sinking every precious hour you have into its addictively gripping ways, you may be pleased to hear that a new update has just arrived for both the main game, and the newly released expansion Torna - The Golden Country, fixing various bugs and issues across the board. Proud owners of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
    • Updates
  • Random Hollywood Legend John Carpenter Doesn't Think Much Of Nintendo Labo

    "Frankly, this thing sucks"

    John Carpenter's contribution to horror cinema simply cannot be understated; via titles like Halloween, The Thing and They Live, he has helped to shape the kind of fright-heavy flicks we know and love - and that's not to mention his many excellent films outside of the genre, such as Escape from New York, Big Trouble in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Labo
    • Random
  • Random It Turns Out Odyssey Wasn't The First Game To Display Mario's Nipples

    1 x 1 pixel edition

    Before Bowsette took the internet by storm, Mario's nipples were all the rage online. This obsession started when a Nintendo Direct prior to the release of Super Mario Odyssey last year showed the iconic mascot running about with no shirt on. The sight of Mario's bare chest set the internet alight, resulting in plenty of...

    • Random
    • Nintendo
    • Super Mario
  • News Zelda-Inspired Hazelnut Bastille Wants To Bring SNES Magic To Switch, Kickstarter Coming Soon

    And it looks absolutely gorgeous

    The last few years have seen a steady rise in retro-style games flooding the modern market, with the Switch already being home to countless 8-bit and 16-bit adventures all desperately trying to pull you in with their nostalgia-inducing ways. Sometimes, these games are truly something special (Octopath Traveler,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kickstarter
  • News Fighting Game One Strike Removed From Switch eShop Due To Copyright Infringement

    An update is being prepared

    In what is quite an unusual turn of events, Switch fighter One Strike has been removed from the eShop in Japan (with a worldwide takedown set to follow) due to a copyright infringement. Currently, heading to the game's Japanese store page simply shows an error, stating that “this software is currently not available",...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Wario's Latest Microgame Collection On 3DS Wasn't Just A Quick Money Grab

    There was a serious selection process

    WarioWare Gold on the 3DS is arguably the definitive Warioware collection with the inclusion of the best 300 microgames covering every title in the series from the original 2003 Game Boy Advance release to the slightly more recent 2013 Wii U game. As fantastic as the new microgame collection is, there are...

    • 3DS
    • 3DS eShop
    • Nintendo
    • Wario
  • Guide Pokémon GO Stat Changes - The October 2018 Gen 4 Update Explained

    Life is Blissey

    Pokémon GO finally received its hotly-anticipated Gen 4 update yesterday, introducing a bunch of new monsters into the various facets of the game for you to catch all over again. Not all of the 107 Gen 4 Pokémon are available from the get-go, though. Instead, the rest will roll out intermittently, just like Niantic did with the...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
  • Review Sinner: Sacrifice For Redemption - A Distilled But Ultimately Disappointing Dark Souls Wannabe

    Like a boss?

    FromSoftware's ‘SoulsBorne’ series has plenty of defining features that set it apart from its contemporaries. Obtuse storytelling. Mercilessly precise combat models. Mazelike hubs to explore. But none of these elements hold quite as much tangible power as the series’ (mostly) breathtaking bosses. From the tag-team nightmare of...

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    • Sinner
  • News Starlink: Battle For Atlas Starter Packages In The US Are Missing Game Cards And Cases

    Uh-oh

    Ubisoft's space shooter Starlink: Battle for Atlas is now available on the Nintendo Switch. As more and more people purchase the new toys-to-life game, it's been discovered a number of packages in the US have been shipped without the game case and card. At this point in time the issue appears to be isolated to starter pack versions of the game...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Poké Ball Plus Gets Its Own Safety Warning In Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee

    Play safe

    Most products and devices nowadays come with an excessive amount of safety warnings, labels and instructions because people often do silly things. In 2006, Nintendo joined this movement to prevent people from throwing Wii Remotes straight into their televisions. The Switch also runs a similar warning about attaching the wrist straps when...

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  • News UK Gaming Magazines GamesMaster and GamesTM Set To Close Next Month

    Staff will be "redeployed"

    British magazine publisher Future plc has revealed that both GamesMaster and GamesTM will release their last issues next month. Between them, the two magazines have spent over 40 years gracing the UK's shelves, with GamesMaster being around since 1993, and GamesTM launching a little more recently in 2002. Both magazines...

    • Gaming
    • UK
    • Industry
  • Video Dark Souls: Remastered Is Out On Switch Today, Here's A Juicy Launch Trailer To Celebrate

    Are you getting a copy?

    As you've probably already figured out from this article's title, Dark Souls: Remastered launches on Nintendo Switch today. To celebrate, Nintendo has released a brand new launch trailer to drum up the hype and get you in the mood for multiple, grizzly deaths. Yes, it's finally time for Switch owners to embark on their...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Video
  • Feature Two Tribes On Why Swap This! Is A Puzzler Not To Be Missed And The Studio's Future

    "We know a lot of people are sceptical"

    Earlier this week, developer Two Tribes (famous for titles such as Toki Tori and RIVE amongst many others) teased an upcoming game. The collective mind of the internet used its almighty brain power to work out that it could be a Switch version of

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  • News Sneaky Ninja Developer Won't Leave Wii U Fans Hanging After Waiting For So Long

    A stealthy switch

    If you were about during the Wii U era, you might recall a 2015 Kickstarter project for the 2D stealth platformer Sneaky Ninja. After a successful campaign, the plan was to release it on Nintendo's latest system at the time, but this never actually happened. Fast forward to 2018, and the game's develope

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  • News Check Out This Super-Colourful Wave Of Pokémon Merchandise Soon Landing In Japan

    Available next month

    One of the many things that Japan is absolutely brilliant at is providing endless amounts of Pokémon merchandise. From a complete set of all original 151 Pokémon in plush form, to a humongous Lapras toy that could easily carry a small army of children around, there will absolutely be something for you. The official Pokémon...

    • Pokemon
    • Accessories
    • Toys
  • News Switch Puzzle Game Hexologic Has Been Updated With 50% More Content Free Of Charge

    Time to check it out?

    Switch puzzler Hexologic has just received a rather substantial update, giving players 50% more content to play through with no extra charge. If you're unfamiliar with the game, Hexologic is a hex-based puzzler which uses tile-based riddles to work the minds of its players. It's said to be quite the challenge, "even to the...

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  • News 3D Arcade Brawler Varion Will Be Blasting Onto Switch On 8th November

    Fast-paced battles aplenty

    Developer Light Maze has revealed that its upcoming arcade brawler Varion will be lighting up a Nintendo Switch near you on 8th November. The game is described as a "3D arcade action top-down brawler", featuring couch multiplayer battles for one-to-four players. As you can likely tell from the trailer above, the game is...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Switch eShop
  • News John Szczepaniak's Untold History Of Japanese Game Developers Is Reborn As Japansoft: An Oral History

    With new content and images

    Back in 2013, video game journalist and historian John Szczepaniak embarked on a crowdfunded adventure to chart the hitherto untold stories of the Japanese game development community. He flew out to Japan and spoke to some of the unsung heroes of the gaming world - as well as few true legends, such as Henk Rogers and Yuzo...

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    • Japan
    • John Szczepaniak
  • News Rising Star Brings Platform Puzzler Storm In A Teacup To Switch eShop Next Week

    Enter a dream-like world

    If you're in need of a platform puzzle fix, Cobra Mobile and the publisher Rising Star Games are bringing the magical title Storm in a Teacup to the Switch eShop next week, on 25th October for $2.99. Here's the full description below: Storm in a Teacup takes place in a dream-like world that Cloud, the brother to main...

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Thursday18th Oct 2018

  • Review Dark Souls: Remastered - Perfect Portable Punishment

    Git gud on the go

    The Nintendo Switch has played host to countless ports in the relatively brief 18 months it’s been on the market, but every so often one comes along that brings with it all the prestige and reverence that made it such a touchstone elsewhere. Last year, that game was arguably The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, a port that was made all...

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  • News NBA Playgrounds Is No Longer Available To Purchase From The Switch eShop

    Bye-bye

    NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 is now available on the Nintendo Switch. In the lead up to its release, Saber Interactive said it was hoping to bounce back from the original NBA Playgrounds game which had an incredibly bumpy launch on the Switch. To help recover from this troubled period, the original game (including the DLC) is now no longer able to...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Talking Point Nintendo Has Stumbled With Switch Online, But It Can Learn From Its Mistakes

    "Learning when and how to react is not a natural skill"

    It's long been said – mostly by the company's critics, admittedly - that Nintendo 'doesn't get' online. While Microsoft and Sony (and, you could argue, Sega) led the charge when it came to connecting console gamers to the World Wide Web, Nintendo was happy to sit back and focus on producing...

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  • Random Former American President Barack Obama Doesn't Care About Pokémon, So Go And Vote

    "That doesn't mean it won't keep on coming back"

    Citizens of America, the former and 44th president of the United States wants you to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Sitting down with media company ATTN recently, Barack Obama made it clear he didn't care about seven common excuses used by your friends for not voting. Right off the bat, the...

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  • News Play Diablo III In Style With This Nintendo Switch Wireless Controller

    With customisable buttons

    With Diablo III Eternal Collection just around the corner, it's almost time to get stuck into all of the lovely content the game has to offer. If you're wanting to play the game in style, though, you might just want to get yourself one of these Diablo III-themed controllers from accessory maker PowerA. Of course, it was...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Guide Starlink Buyer's Guide - What You Get In The Physical And Digital Editions

    Don't just (Ar)wing it!

    Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a pretty decent alternative to Star Fox, it seems. You fly the Arwing seamlessly between a variety of different planets, shooting everything that moves while throwing shade at Slippy. What more could you possibly want? Depending on the version you purchase, you might even nab yourself a lovely...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Features
    • Guides
    • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • News Monolith Soft Director Would "Love" Xenoblade Chronicles X On Switch, Money Stands In The Way

    "Re-creating it would be really difficult"

    With Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - and Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country - all sealed up and completed, the series' fanbase will no doubt be wondering what's on the horizon for the franchise. We know that Monolith Soft has been hiring for a mysterious new RPG project, and we also kno

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monolith Soft
    • Xenoblade
    • Wii U
  • Nintendo Download 18th October (North America)

    Dark Souls, Zarvot, Just Dance!

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

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Nintendo Download 18th October (Europe)

    Starlink, LEGO DC Super-Villains, Valkyria Chronicles!

    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 a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail - New Releases: NBA 2K Playgrounds 2...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News You Can Thank The GameCube For Katamari Damacy, According To Creator Keita Takahashi

    A developer-friendly platform

    Katamari Damacy Reroll arrives on the Switch at the end of November. This is the first time a game in the series will be made available on a Nintendo platform. As previously noted, it's a slightly enhanced version of the original Namco title first released on the PlayStation 2 in 2004. Interestingly, a new book about...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Keita Takahashi
    • Bandai Namco
    • GameCube
  • Video Get A First Look At Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee's Master Trainers

    151 to find and challenge

    This week has seen more Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! news appearing in front of us than those pesky wild Zubat in the murky depths of Mt. Moon, but we've got yet another trailer for you which shows off one of the game's most recently-revealed features (with a nice little nod to the anime at the end,...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Zombie Outfit Brings The Spooky Season To Super Mario Odyssey

    New filters added as well

    In line with Halloween, Nintendo has added Zombie Headwear and a Zombie Outfit to Super Mario Odyssey on the Switch. The dangerous headwear will cost 3,000 gold coins and the undead outfit will set you back 5,000 gold coins. This follows on from last month's addition of a Conductor wig and outfit. That's not all, though...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Odyssey
  • News Pre-Orders Are Now Open For These Customisable GameCube Controllers For Switch

    To C stick, or not to C stick?

    If you're as excited as we are for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, you're probably already thinking about the glorious day on which you can finally get stuck into the game this December. If you just so happen to be a fan of the classic GameCube controller, too, then these could well be the perfect choice for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Gamecube
    • Accessories
  • Review The Room - A Touchscreen Classic That Feels a Little Sparse On A Home Console

    A spare room

    How time flies! The Room was first released on iPad back in 2012 and the moody, touch-based puzzler struck a chord on the platform. Back then Apple’s tablet played host to many awkward ports of ‘proper’ console games, but developer Fireproof offered a bespoke experience that took advantage of the touchscreen in novel and natural...

    • Reviews
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  • Video Digital Foundry Praises Luigi's Mansion's "Completely Revamped" Visuals On 3DS

    But there are pros and cons

    Originally releasing as a launch title for the GameCube back in 2001, Luigi's Mansion has just been reworked for a release on Nintendo 3DS, launching in North America last week and in Europe tomorrow. It's an interesting little project - what was a launch title for one console is arriving at the very latter stages of...

    • 3DS
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  • Video See SNK 40th Anniversary Collection's First Set Of Free DLC Games In Action

    Here are the first five

    With SNK 40th Anniversary Collection just around the corner, NIS America has shared a new trailer which gives us a quick look at the first set of free DLC titles headed to the game. If you haven't already heard the news, the base collection - which is set to launch on 13th November - is going to be expanded with a

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Kunio-kun: The World Classic Collection Adds Double Dragon Trilogy

    Billy, Jimmy and Bimmy too!

    Arc System Works has revealed that the already impressive compilation of Kunio's finest outings is also getting a triple dose of Double Dragon. The original NES/Famicom trilogy will be a part of a 'Related Games' section included in Kunio-kun: The World Classic Collection, adding further retro gaming value to what was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kunio-kun
    • Double Dragon
  • News Super Mario Party Slips To Second Place In Japanese Charts, Switch Still Best-Selling Console

    Black Ops 4 steals top spot

    Super Mario Party has just faced its second week in stores, and Japanese figures (from 8th - 14th October) report that its sales have remained relatively high, despite dropping to second place in the charts. The new rival taking over that prized top spot is, of course, the newly-released Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News The Card Game Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission Is Coming To Switch

    Prepare for the ultimate battle

    If you're a Dragon Ball fan who lives in Japan and also happens to own a Switch, we've got some exciting news to share courtesy of this week's issue of V-Jump. Dimps Corporation is bringing Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission to Nintendo's hybrid platform (as can be seen in the scan above). It's described as a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News Youtubers Life: OMG Edition Is A Thing And It's Headed To Switch Next Month

    Make sure to like, comment and subscribe!

    Raiser Games and U-Play Online have revealed that Youtubers Life: OMG Edition is headed to Nintendo Switch. We don't have long to wait to check it out, either, as it's scheduled to launch for the system on 14th November. Youtubers Life is a simulation game where - you guessed it - you can become the most...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News EA Will Add Usain Bolt To FIFA 19 If He Can Secure A Professional Contract

    The fastest footballer

    You may or may not have heard the 32-year old Jamaican Olympic champion Usain Bolt is currently trialling with the Australian club side Central Coast Mariners, who play in the nation’s top flight competition known as the A-League. After training up at multiple clubs around the world - including German powerhouse Dortmund -...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • FIFA
  • News Battlezone Gold Edition Brings Its First-Person Tank Combat To Switch Next Month

    Pre-order now for 15% off

    Publisher Rebellion has revealed that its 1980s arcade game reboot Battlezone Gold Edition will fly onto Nintendo Switch on 8th November. Battlezone Gold Edition throws you into the cockpit of the most advanced weapon ever built - the Cobra tank. As you might expect, this tank must be used in combat, with players taking on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Random LEGO DC Super-Villains Survey Finds That UK Residents Want Catwoman Over For Dinner

    A useful survey?

    LEGO DC Super-Villains launched earlier this week on Nintendo Switch (or tomorrow, if you're in Europe), giving LEGO fans yet another dose of brick-tastic gameplay to sink their teeth into. To "celebrate the release" of the game, a recent survey was sent out to some lucky UK residents, asking them questions about their favourite DC...

    • Random
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  • News Skybound Games Expects Episode 3 Of The Walking Dead: The Final Season To Be Released This Year

    Miracle workers

    Earlier this week, Skybound Games announced it would be hosting a Reddit AMA focused on The Walking Dead: The Final Season. Now that it’s wrapped up, here’s what we found out. According to the company’s CEO Ian Howe, production of episode three and four is at a standstill. New release dates for the episodes will be announced...

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    • Telltale
    • Industry
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  • News Splatoon 2 Producer Hisashi Nogami Set To Appear At UK Championship Finals, Tickets Now On Sale

    Contests, signings and freebies await!

    Nintendo UK is gearing up for the Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018 Grand Final taking place next month, with a truly inkredible number of activities, events, and generally exciting things happening at the show. Taking place at MCM Comic Con Birmingham at the NEC on 24-25th November, the event will crown the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • UK

Wednesday17th Oct 2018

  • Guide Pokémon GO Raids - All Raid Bosses And Best Counters Listed By Tier (Updated)

    Updated for gen 4

    Wed 17th Oct, 2018 13:00 BST: Updated with the recent gen 4 raid bosses and the best counters. We've also streamlined the counters by only including the best three. That way there's a bit less clutter. Raids in Pokémon GO require teamwork from all nearby players to bring down powerful Pokémon known as Raid Bosses. Not only do...

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    • Mobile
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  • News Huawei Is Launching A New Gaming Phone To Rival The Switch, And It Costs Over $1,000

    "The best portable mobile gaming machine"

    The Nintendo Switch is a gaming console that currently sits within its own little corner of the gaming market, with other major platforms such as Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One offering a different - and more traditional - approach to hardware design which appeal to customers in different...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mobile
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  • Video The Nintendo 64 Classic Mini "Leak" is Completely Fake

    "I would bet money that this isn't real"

    If you keep up to date with the latest happenings in the world of Nintendo, you might have seen a few photos doing the rounds over the weekend of a supposed Nintendo 64 Classic Mini. It's the device that is expected to succeed the incredibly popular mini versions of the NES and Super Nintendo. After a closer...

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    • N64
    • Retro
  • Video Huawei Claim their Phone is Better than Nintendo Switch

    Nah Mate

    People love to ride on Nintendo's successes, even when they're not terribly successful, such as the Wii U. So it's no enormous surprise that Huawei compared their new 'gaming phone', the Mate 20 X, to the biggest cock of the handheld gaming walk, the Nintendo Switch. Aside from the fact that claiming something as simply 'better' is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Huawei
    • Hardware
    • Poll
  • News The Pokémon Let's Go Series Could Progress To Johto If Players Enjoy Lets Go Pikachu And Eevee

    Two series running side by side?

    Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are just over a month away, with fans on the brink of being transported back to the nostalgic region of Kanto once again - the land first introduced in Pokémon Red and Blue and Pokémon Yellow (from which these new games are heavily inspired). As it turns out, a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Rainway CEO On Streaming, Switch And Clearing The Air Over 'That' Trailer

    "I believe we could have done a better job"

    Streaming portal Rainway is something we've had our eyes on here at Nintendo Life for some time, mainly because from the get-go the company has been keen to stress that, should things ago according to plan, the Nintendo Switch is a big part of the future. The firm has not only shown off the app working on...

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    • Rainway
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Treat Your Loved Ones To These Joy-Con Knife Blade Holders This Holiday Season

    The perfect gift this Christmas

    With the holiday season fast approaching, you may be starting to search for the very best gifts money can buy to present to your nearest and dearest. If you're buying for a gaming fan, it's pretty likely that a Nintendo Switch-themed present could go down rather nicely indeed. Well, as it happens, we've just stumbled...

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  • Gallery Pokémon GO Gen 4 Update: A List Of All Pokémon From The Sinnoh Region - Updated

    The Sinnoh region comes to Pokémon GO

    Wed 17th Oct, 2018 12:00 BST: We've updated this list to highlight the gen 4 Pokémon that you can currently find in Pokémon GO. Luxray and below are not currently available, while everything above is. We'll keep this updated. Niantic has confirmed that Gen 4 Pokémon will arrive soon in Pokémon GO, and we...

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    • Mobile
  • Review Warriors Orochi 4 - A Boisterous But Samey Sequel That Won't Win Over Naysayers

    They did the Musou Mash

    Developer Omega Force’s hack and slash Warriors games have become a genre in themselves with a fiercely dedicated following and more spin-offs than you’ve had hot dinners. Versions with famous properties – including One Piece, Gundam and Dragon Quest, to name a few – have helped widen the audience but Nintendo gamers...

    • Reviews
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    • Warriors Orochi 4
  • News Panic Button Wants To Work On A "Diverse" Range Of Games, Switch Ports Can Be "Really Challenging"

    "At some point, we want to do our own stuff"

    For many, the name 'Panic Button' is almost synonymous with the Nintendo Switch (and especially the process of porting large, third-party games); the studio's recent work on titles such as DOOM and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has earned it a great deal of respect from owners of the console, and it's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Panic Button
  • News Tokyo's Unofficial Mario Kart Service Continues To Dress Up Riders After Nintendo Wins Lawsuit

    Perhaps a blue shell will sort this out

    Even the law can't stop Tokyo's Mari Mobility company, formerly known as MariCar. After last month's reports the unlicensed Mario Kart business would be required to pay 10 million yen (roughly $88,000) in damages and immediately stop wearing Mario-themed outfits, it was believed Nintendo had finally got its...

    • Mario Kart
    • Nintendo
    • Legal
    • Japan
  • Random DuckTales Artist Creates Hauntingly Good Castlevania Mash-Up Tribute

    Two NES games in one

    Castlevania fever is running high at the moment, with Simon and Richter Belmont arriving in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in December, a new season of the Netflix series airing next week, and this month's release of Castlevania Requiem (which

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  • News Gen 4 Pokémon Have Officially Landed In Pokémon GO, Will Release In Waves Over Time

    Here's a list of the ones available

    Just yesterday, we shared the news that Pokémon GO's Generation 4 update had started to rollout - albeit with some teething problems - but the launch of the next era of the game is now well and truly underway. We've got all the details you need, including which Generation 4 Pokémon you can already find in...

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    • Mobile
  • News Fire Emblem Heroes Earns $16.8 Million In The Month Of September

    Another mobile success

    Fire Emblem Heroes is the undisputed king of Nintendo's mobile games. It took just 20 days for players to spend $50 million on the game when it was released in the first quarter of 2017 and since then it has grossed more than $400 million. It doesn't look like the success of this mobile title will be slowing down any time...

    • Fire Emblem
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    • Mobile
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  • News The World Ends With You: Final Remix Might Have Borrowed An Italian Fan's Translation

    "This is something I probably will add to my CV"

    Last week's arrival of The World Ends With You: Final Remix on Nintendo Switch was welcomed with open arms by fans of the original 2007 cult hit on Nintendo DS. One long-time Italian fan known as "Mewster" online, loved Square Enix's game so much, he began translating the original version to his local...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Square Enix
  • News The Next Yooka-Laylee Adventure Will Be A Crowd-Funded Graphic Novel

    Kickstarter runs until 16th November

    Yooka-Laylee started out life on Kickstarter and went on to become the fastest video game project to hit $1 million on the crowd-funding platform. Following their first outing on the Switch and multiple other systems, the bat and chameleon are now ready for their next adventure. The only catch is it'll take on...

    • Playtonic
    • Kickstarter
    • Yooka-Laylee
  • News Steins;Gate Elite Is Getting A Western Limited Edition On Switch With Bonus Game Included

    And a 100+ page artbook

    Steins;Gate Elite will be getting a lovely, fancy limited edition on Nintendo Switch in the west when the game launches next February, it has been confirmed. This newly announced edition appears to contain different goodies to the one released in Japan, including a 100+ page hardcover artbook which features "beautiful"...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Sega's Sonic The Hedgehog Series Has Shifted 800 Million Games To Date

    That's a lot of hedgehogs

    The Sonic the Hedgehog series has shifted a whopping 800 million games since its debut in 1991, it has been revealed. The news comes from Sega's annual integrated sales report, a document which goes into great detail on the company's financial state and business strategies, while also giving us a good luck at sales figures...

    • Sonic
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  • News Tony Hawk Meets Destruction Derby In Collidalot, Coming To Switch Next Month

    You'll be colliding. A lot.

    Grunka Munka Games has revealed that its upcoming arena brawler Collidalot is headed to Switch next month, with a 9th November release date now securely in place. Collidalot is a local multiplayer game where players must take part in jet-powered destruction derby action, all with a rail-grinding twist. You'll be piloting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Snooker 19 Is Cueing Up A 2019 Release On Nintendo Switch

    Compete against real life stars

    Ripstone Games has revealed that Snooker 19, a brand new, officially licenced snooker title, will be heading to Nintendo Switch next year. Developed by UK-based studio Lab42, Snooker 19 is set to feature 128 of the world’s top players including the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby and Ding...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Moonlighter Opens For Business On 5th November

    Signature Edition also revealed

    Last month, we found out Moonlighter was opening for business in November and Digital Sun Games and 11 Bit Studios have finally given us a release date. The game will arrive on the Switch eShop on the 5th of next month. That's not all, though; in addition to the release date, a physical signature edition has been...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Deru - The Art of Cooperation Will Bring Deadly Team-Based Puzzles To Switch Next Month

    A game four years in the making

    Developed by Ink Kit Studios, Deru - The Art of Cooperation will be bringing its mind-bending puzzles to Nintendo Switch early next month, it has been revealed. Deru is a couch co-op game in which two players must team up to overcome deadly streams of shadow and light. Success will only be found through teamwork,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop