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TodayWed, 18th Jul 2018

  • Talking Point Switch's Blazing First Year Means Fewer Games In 2018 Shouldn't Be A Concern

    A tough act to follow?

    Given how successful 2017 was for Nintendo, following up on that success was always going to be hard. The Switch launched at the start of the year and was quickly blessed with one of the best year-one libraries we've seen in quite some time; smash hit after smash hit arrived on store shelves giving the console enough momentum...

    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Funko Secures Fortnite Deal, Joining Pokémon For Even More Pop! Figures

    Big names are being snapped up

    Just a few short days ago, toy manufacturer Funko revealed that it will be bringing a new line of Pokémon Pop! Figures to stores. Starting with Pikachu (of course), this series could include a variety of different creatures - Funko has even invited fans to share their suggestions. As if Pokémon wasn't quite big...

    • Fortnite
    • Toys
    • Accessories
  • Soapbox Fortnite's Motion Controls Leave a Lot to Be Desired

    Nothing like the glory of Splatoon 2

    The Fortnite devs have clearly been listening to their fans, as at the very start of Season 5 of the game, we were gifted with something that people have been cleating on about for some time, us included. Yes, the inclusion of the oft-contentious motion controls that have grabbed Switch players hearts and won't...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Splatoon 2
  • News The First Two Sega AGES Titles Are Launching On Switch Next Month

    Japanese release confirmed

    The announcement of Sega AGES a couple of months ago no doubt had fans of the company positively bursting with excitement; a range of digital-only re-releases of classic titles coming to Switch, AGES is essentially a Virtual Console service from Sega - doing what Nintendo'nt (and all that). Now, the weekly issue...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
  • News Crazy Doodle-Art Shooter State Of Anarchy: Master Of Mayhem Is Headed To Switch

    "Intense run and gun action"

    Indie game studio Lapovich has announced that State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem will launch on Nintendo Switch on 1st August. The game is a light-hearted shooter that aims to put a smile on your face as you play. Your town is on fire, anarchy reigns the streets, and aliens are going crazy in the sky - it's up to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Octopath Traveler Smashes Its Way To Number One In Japan By A Huge Margin

    Captain Toad positions well, too

    The Japanese chart figures are finally in for last week and Octopath Traveler has grabbed the top spot without even the slightest bit of concern from competitors, securing 110,111 sales in its opening week. It's been another astonishing week for Nintendo on the whole, with games on Switch and 3DS securing nine...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Charts
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Will Be Playable At Evo 2018 Alongside Melee Tournament

    So much Smash Bros. action!

    Nintendo has revealed that it will be bringing a demo of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Evo 2018 this year, alongside the Super Smash Bros. tournaments already scheduled to take place. Evo, or the Evolution Championship Series, is a yearly esports event that has players battling it out in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure Brings Gorgeous Storytelling To Switch

    Coming later this year

    Game publisher Soedesco has announced that N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure, which previously launched on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4, is headed to Switch this October. In the game, players assume the role of a young boy, wandering through a mysterious dreamlike world to explore the touching story of his...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
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    Switch eShop

    Review Super Destronaut DX

    Get the duck (and 3D) out

    Some say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and one of retro gaming's founding fathers Space Invaders has endured plenty of sycophancy over the last four decades. After appearing on the Wii U in 2015 and proclaiming the inclusion of a pixelated duck in its 2016 sequel before utilising the 3DS hardware a year...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Destronaut DX
  • News Critically Acclaimed The Witness Probably Won't Make It To Switch Despite Recent Mobile Ports

    "We're working on new projects now"

    The Witness is a 3D puzzle game that initially released in 2016, instantly becoming subject to a high level of praise from critics and fans alike. Directed and produced by Jonathan Blow, the talented mind behind the also-loved Braid, the game eventually made its way to the Nvidia Shield and iOS devices last year,...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Tomorrow's Mario Tennis Aces Update Aims To Fix Bowser Jr.'s Unfair Advantage

    And some other tweaks, too

    Mario Tennis Aces is about to be updated to Version 1.1.2, tweaking certain elements of the game and nerfing Bowser Jr.'s supremacy on the court. Bowser Jr. has been causing a bit of a stir among Mario Tennis Aces players, with his extra long reach giving him an unfair advantage, sweeping up shots that would...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Drugs, Military Coups And Reshoots: The Amazing Story Of Street Fighter: The Movie

    "How can you see that movie and think it’s funny by accident?"

    The 1994 Hollywood adaptation of Capcom's million-selling Street Fighter series has gone down as something of a cult classic, which is movie code for saying "it was terrible". Released to almost universally scathing reviews, it nevertheless turned a profit and today is viewed with...

    • Street Fighter
    • Retro
    • Movies
  • News Octopath Traveler Director Shares The Three Key Elements Behind The Game's Success

    The thought process explained

    Square Enix's Octopath Traveler launched on Switch last week, seeing tremendous levels of success right from the off. The game has been selling out all over the world, actually forcing the developer to issue an apology to fans who have missed out, and it even managed to go straight to

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Octopath Traveler
  • Guide Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Walkthrough - Magma Road Marathon, Scalding Scaffold Sinkhole, & Wingo's Whackdown, Extra Challenges, And Pixel Toad Locations

    Track your way to 100%

    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a cutesy little puzzler that stars Super Mario 3D World's adventurous Captain Toad as he travels across a variety of teensy levels in search of treasure. That includes Gems, Extra Challenges, and Stars. Some of this treasure is pretty tricky to find, and will...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • Guide Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Walkthrough - Episode 3 Gems, Extra Challenges, And Pixel Toad Locations

    The end begins

    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a cutesy little puzzler that stars Super Mario 3D World's adventurous Captain Toad as he travels across a variety of teensy levels in search of treasure. That includes Gems, Extra Challenges, and Stars. Some of this treasure is pretty tricky to find, and will give your...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • Random Sega Has Hidden A Lovely Secret Message In Sonic Mania Plus' Artbook

    Have you already found it?

    Sonic Mania Plus was released into the world yesterday, giving players yet another chance to bask in the nostalgia of the blue hedgehog's old-school style. If you've managed to grab yourself a copy of the game, you might have noticed a secret code that reveals a lovely message for eagle-eyed fans. The game comes with...

    • Random
    • Sega
    • Sonic
  • News Digimon Survive Is A Brand New Digimon Game Coming To Switch Next Year

    With Bandai Namco at the helm

    It appears that the Nintendo Switch is getting its first dose of Digimon-shaped goodness, with a brand new game from Bandai Namco called Digimon Survive expected to launch sometime next year in Japan. The game has reportedly been announced in this week's Famitsu magazine, with details now being circulated among...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Digimon
  • News The Good Old Wii U Lives On As A Virtual Boy Replacement In WarioWare Gold

    You can't keep a good console down

    Recently, we covered some newly released trailers for the upcoming 3DS release of WarioWare Gold in Japan. Eagle-eyed Twitter user SMWikiOfficial spotted something in the main WarioWare Gold trailer which gave us a good chuckle:  This scene is from the 'Gamer' minigame in WarioWare Gold. Fans of the...

    • 3DS
    • Upcoming Releases
    • WarioWare
    • Wii U
  • News Game Freak Says Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee May Be Forward Compatible

    Also comments on 2019 RPG

    With Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! still a handful of months away, there's still an awful lot that we don't know about the latest pocket monster-catching titles. One of these unknown areas is how the games will connect to other titles; we know that there will be interaction with mobile sensation Pokémon...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
  • News Super Rare Games Announces A Whopping Nine Physical Switch Releases

    Goodbye bank balance

    Super Rare Games has announced an avalanche of partnerships with indie developers, bringing a grand total of nine wonderful games into the world of physical releases. Working in a similar way to Limited Run Games, all of these titles will have a limited number of copies available to buy. Each of these nine games will be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Rare Games
  • News Switch Game Sales Make Up Five Percent Of Ubisoft’s Total Earnings In Record First-Quarter

    Slow and steady

    Ubisoft has released its record first-quarter sales figures for 2018-19, with the French publisher banking €400 million ($466 million) in total. The financial report reveals Nintendo Switch titles brought in a total of five percent of sales during this period, which is a four percent increase over the previous first quarter...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
    • Sales
  • Video Japanese WarioWare Gold Trailer Is Four Minutes Of Microgame Insanity

    Weird, wacky and wonderful

    WarioWare Gold is out next month on the 3DS and in preparation for the release, Nintendo’s Japanese YouTube account has uploaded a new four-minute overview trailer of the game. The recent demo made available on the 3DS eShop at the start of this month allowed players to go hands-on with Wario's latest outing, and this...

    • 3DS
    • 3DS eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • WarioWare
    • Japan
  • News Second Story DLC For South Park: The Fractured But Whole Arrives On 31st July

    Includes new campaign and a new class

    In addition to the news about South Park: The Stick of Truth arriving on the Switch eShop some point before September, Ubisoft and South Park Digital Studios have announced the second story DLC pack for South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be released on the Nintendo Switch on 31st July. ‘Bring the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Ubisoft
    • South Park
  • News Bomb Chicken Developer Nitrome Open To DLC If eShop version “Sells Well Enough”

    Physical release also on the cards

    Following the recent release of Bomb Chicken on the Switch eShop, the developers of the title - Nitrome - held an AMA over on Reddit. The most frequent questions that popped up throughout the discussion were in regards to DLC and an eventual physical release of the game. Nitrome was rather honest, saying how it...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nitrome
    • Bomb Chicken
  • News Mutant Mudds Collection Is Getting A Limited Edition Physical Release

    Three games in one

    The lovely Jools Watsham has revealed Atooi will be releasing a limited edition physical version of Mutant Mudds Collection on the Nintendo Switch with the help of the London-based publisher, Super Rare Games. It’s going to be so limited, there will only be 4,000 copies of the game available. It will also come with trading...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News No Joke, South Park: The Stick Of Truth Is Heading To The Switch eShop This Year

    Embark on an epic quest

    Earlier this year in April, Ubisoft released South Park: The Fractured But Whole on the Switch. As satisfying as the bad-mannered turn-based RPG might have been, it didn’t hide the fact the original game was still unplayable on Nintendo’s latest device. Now, in its latest financial report, Ubisoft looks to be rectifying...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Ubisoft
    • South Park

YesterdayTue, 17th Jul 2018

  • News A Digital Copy Of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Will Use Up Over Half Of Your Switch's Memory

    Bigger than Smash on Wii U

    Nintendo fans around the world are positively bursting with excitement about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at this point; the latest entry to the series will re-introduce every character that has ever graced the franchise's games and we only have a handful of months to wait until it releases. If you're hoping to buy...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Smash Bros
  • Guide Octopath Traveler Beginner's FAQ - Best Character, Breaks & Boosts, And Path Actions Explained

    Safe travels

    Square Enix has kindly graced the Nintendo Switch with a brand new JRPG epic – and an exclusive one, no less – with the launch of Octopath Traveler last week. It artfully combines old school aesthetics with modern day trimmings to revitalise one of our favourite genres of all time. While it's not the most difficult JRPG to get...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Octopath Traveler
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    Switch

    Review Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion

    A faithful comedy RPG that’s lacking depth

    Adventure Time is one of the best modern cartoons currently on the air. It’s nearing the end of its long run with its ninth and final season, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a show that’s so consistently funny for viewers of all ages while mixing in emotionally mature themes and content in one...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Adventure Time
  • News Out Of The Blue, Ubisoft Has Released Hungry Shark World On Switch eShop

    When you need a bigger boat

    Earlier this year a listing in South Korea revealed Hungry Shark World by Ubisoft was swimming towards the Nintendo Switch. With the waters seemingly still, out of the blue, the game has now appeared on the Switch eShop for $9.99. Developed by Ubisoft Studio, Future Games of London, Hungry Shark World originally started...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Ubisoft
    • Hungry Shark
  • News Hollow Knight: Gods & Glory Arrives On Switch August 23rd

    Free, fun and infuriating

    Team Cherry’s Hollow Knight has performed tremendously well, sales-wise, since it was released on the Switch eShop last month. The game sold over 250,000 copies within the first two weeks and was positively received by players and critics alike. With the eShop launch now out of the way, the Australian-based developer has...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Make Your Official NES, SNES And Mega Drive Controllers Wireless With 8BitDo DIY

    No tricky soldering required

    8BitDo has been gracing Nintendo fans with a whole range of controllers and accessories for some time now, with fancy wireless setups for the NES and SNES-themed pads, Switch controller alternatives, and more. Now, though, the company is giving you the opportunity to mod your own official controllers from home. To...

    • NES
    • SNES
    • 8BitDo
    • Accessories
  • News Dark Horse Reveals Yet Another Stunning Legend Of Zelda Artbook

    Special Edition of 'Creating A Champion'

    Dark Horse Comics has been working closely alongside Nintendo for quite some time now, offering fans a fantastic collection of books providing artwork, info, and background lore that might have otherwise slipped under the radar. The company isn't done just yet, either, as it has now announced yet another book...

    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Dark Horse Comics
    • Nintendo
  • News Germany Bans Retailers From Listing Video Game Pre-Orders With Vague Release Dates

    A win for consumer rights

    There’s currently plenty of commotion regarding micro-transactions in video games, and now a ruling by German courts means vague release dates for pre-orders of video games are no longer allowed. According to Heise, and verified by Eurogamer.de, the ruling came after a local consumer protection group raised the issue...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Legal
    • Germany
  • News Nintendo's Long Lost Arcade Game Sky Skipper Flies Onto Switch This Week

    A slice of history

    During the Nintendo Treehouse Live events at E3 this year, Nintendo revealed that Sky Skipper - an almost-forgotten arcade game from the '80s - would be coming to Switch. The time has finally come for us to try the game out for ourselves, with a 20th July release date now confirmed for Japan. In case you haven't heard the story...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Retail Release Of The Banner Saga Trilogy Requires Net Download And microSD Card

    A struggle with constraints

    The Banner Saga games have been positively received on the Nintendo Switch thus far, so it’s no surprise last week’s announcement of the retail version - The Banner Saga Trilogy - was welcomed with open arms by fans of the turn-based RPG.  Now, the box art for the retail version of the game has

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo’s Virtual Boy Gets A Revival Thanks To Emulator For Oculus Rift VR Headset

    The wonders of today

    The Virtual Boy has been predominantly inaccessible to the majority of Nintendo fans since its original release. It was hardware arguably ahead of its time, but also technology that was unable to compete with modern standards of the era. The Nintendo 64 was after all released a year later in 1996 and blew the console industry...

    • Nintendo
    • Virtual Boy
    • Retro
    • VR
    • Headset
  • News Never Lose Your Switch Again With This Handheld Mode Protective Case

    Pretty in pink (and black)

    Gaming accessory maker snakebyte has unveiled the 'Tough:Case' for Nintendo Switch, giving players a way to keep their console safe from nasty bumps while playing in handheld mode - and making sure that you'll never misplace it ever again. Designed to fit perfectly around both the tablet part of the system and its...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • snakebyte
  • News Japanese Players Vote Hollow Knight As The Most Recommended Digital Switch Game This Month

    The Cherry on the cake

    Every month, Nintendo invites Japanese players to take part in random questionnaires to determine which games they would like to recommend - a slightly different form of user reviews, if you will. This is often a great way for smaller, indie titles to reach a new audience, as players often vote for the potentially hidden gems...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
  • News BAFTA-Nominated Interactive Drama 1979 Revolution: Black Friday Hits Switch Next Month

    Based on true events

    Indie publisher Digerati has announced that 1979 Revolution: Black Friday will be coming to Switch following its initial PS4 and Xbox One-only reveal. Created by iNK Stories, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday immerses players in the turbulent real-world events of the Iranian uprising. Based on true stories and historical...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Metal Gear Movie Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts Wants To Make A "Crazy" Metroid Movie

    Yes please!

    Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the man who is currently directing a Metal Gear movie adaptation, has discussed his "crazy" ideas for a potential Metroid movie. Vogt-Roberts' love for video games is pretty obvious - not only is he working on a Metal Gear film, but his latest release, Kong: Skull Island, was littered with video game references,...

    • Metroid
    • Movies
  • News Guts And Glory Brings Bonkers Death-Defying Action To Switch This Week

    And the "deadly Kangaroo Avengers"

    tinyBuild Games has revealed that Guts and Glory is making its way to Nintendo Switch this week, probably taking the title of being the most bonkers game on the platform to date. Guts and Glory describes itself as "the craziest game show on earth" and essentially features a cast of very ordinary people competing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Will Be Playable At San Diego Comic-Con This Week

    And you might be able to skip the queues...

    Nintendo will be making an appearance at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con from 19th July to 22nd July, bringing several awesome games along for the ride for attendees to enjoy. The star of the show will no doubt be the highly anticipated Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but other titles available to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Comic Con
  • News '80s-Inspired Side-Scrolling Shmup Black Paradox Is Headed To Nintendo Switch

    With a synthwave soundtrack

    Italian indie developer Fantastico Studio has revealed that its synthwave-styled, sci-fi shoot 'em up Black Paradox will be making its way to Switch later this year. In the game, you play as Black Paradox, a fierce bounty hunter who must defeat the biggest criminal organization in space, The Hellraisers. The game blends...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Check Out The Story And Mission Modes In My Hero One's Justice On Switch

    Wham!

    Bandai Namco has released a brand new trailer for the quirky anime fighter My Hero One's Justice, giving us more info on the game's story and mission modes. In Mission Mode, players will face a variety of different scenarios and challenging opponents, competing under special rules for each. As you fight through and complete these...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Rumour Fortnite Dataminers Find Evidence Of Future Vehicle Customisation

    Everyone likes dune buggies

    The insanely popular battle royale game, Fortnite, continues to grow at a rapid rate, with Season 5’s arrival last week bringing a whole host of changes including the introduction of vehicles in the form of all-terrain karts. As with all updates, it’s no surprise to discover that dataminers have been inspecting...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
  • News Runbow Deluxe Edition Sprints Towards 10th August Release Date On Switch

    Includes that wonderful soundtrack

    Runbow finally made its way over to the Switch on 3rd July, bringing its chaotic multiplayer mayhem to a whole new audience, and the long-promised Deluxe Edition is now just around the corner, too. This fancy boxed version contains a physical version of the main game, the Satura's Space Adventure DLC, all four...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Monday16th Jul 2018

  • News Square Enix Issues Apology After Underestimating Huge Octopath Traveler Demand

    Selling well and selling out

    Much to the delight of pretty much everyone, last Friday finally saw the release of Octopath Traveler - Square Enix's gorgeous 'HD-2D' RPG. It seems that the game's popularity was hugely underestimated, however, with stock shortages leaving many fans without a physical copy. In Japan, Square Enix took to Twitter to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Square Enix
  • Deals Amazon Prime Day Is Happening Now In The US, More Nintendo Switch Bargains On The Way?

    Deals aplenty

    Amazon Prime Day kicks off today, giving buyers a whole day (and a half) to grab some crazy deals on the latest and greatest products - usually including lots of gaming goodies. The UK version of Amazon Prime Day started earlier on today - with two Nintendo Switch bundles and lots of games and accessories on offer - so we're hopeful...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Amazon
    • North America
    • Deals
  • News Nintendo's Lawsuit Against Mobile Developer Colopl Won't Stop Release Of White Cat Project On Switch

    Much-needed clarification

    When Japanese mobile developer, Colopl, announced a new White Cat Project game (also known as Shiro Neko Project) for the Switch last week during its 4th anniversary live stream, there was widespread confusion as to how it even got the go-ahead. At the start of this year in January, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Legal
    • Patent
  • Deals Grab A Bargain On Nintendo Switch Goodies On Amazon Prime Day In The UK

    Switch bundles, games and Micro SD cards on offer

    Love it or loathe it, Amazon Prime Day starts in the UK today at 12 noon and offers a day (and a half) of epic deals for Prime subscribers. If you're in the market for picking up a Nintendo Switch bundle then you're definitely in luck today as two deals are set to go live at 12 noon in the UK. One...

    • Deals
    • Amazon
    • UK
  • Random Meet The Ten Year Old Splatoon 2 Star Who Is Probably Better Than You

    And by "you", we mean "all of us"

    Nintendo's family-friendly image, as well as its emphasis on designing games to be accessible by players of all ages, no doubt attracts younger gaming fans to titles like Splatoon 2, but the eSports world is still heavily dominated by older teens and young adults. This is potentially thanks to the fact that...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • Rumour IMDb Lists Rhythm Heaven's The Chorus Kids For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Could it be?

    The news it out - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will feature every single character that has ever been present in the franchise before. It's an amazing fact, and will no doubt make for an amazing character roster to choose from, but will it end there? Well, if this IMDb listing is anything to go by, perhaps not. As you can see in the...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Smash Bros
  • News Head of Sonic Team Has Some Surprise Announcements To Share At This Year's Comic-Con

    What are you hoping for?

    It was only a few weeks ago SEGA was celebrating Sonic's birthday in Tokyo at a live steam event and soon it will be revealing even more surprises regarding the blue blur's upcoming plans at a panel at this year's Comic-Con. Scheduled for 19th July between the hours of 2:00 - 3:00 pm, the 'Sonic the Hedgehog's Way Past Cool...

    • SEGA
    • Sonic
    • Comic-Con
    • Takashi Iizuka
  • News Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 And 2 Has Got Rookies Covered With New Easy Mode

    Mega Easy

    As fun as Capcom's Mega Man series is, it's never exactly been a forgiving platformer. With this in mind, a recent post by Siliconera suggests the company's upcoming Switch titles, Mega Man X Legacy Collection and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2, will make play sessions less of a struggle this time around with the inclusion of a new 'Rookie...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Bat Looks To Be Back On Switch As Batman: The Enemy Within Receives M Rating From The ESRB

    Return to Gotham City

    Earlier this year we reported Batman: The Enemy Within had received a rating by Germany's USK. While there's still no official word from Warner Bros. about the game coming to the Switch, there's now another rating for the title, this time from the ESRB.   The dark and gritty game was originally released in 2017 and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Batman
  • News Crash Bandicoot Holds Off Octopath Traveler And Captain Toad To Keep UK Number One Spot

    For a third consecutive week

    Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has managed to keep a firm grip on the UK number one chart position for physical sales this week, fending off the likes of Octopath Traveler and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker in the process. Crash has been dominating the UK charts for the last few weeks, ever since its...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
    • Charts
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    Switch eShop

    Review Candle: The Power Of The Flame

    Burning from both ends

    Unless you’ve been living in complete darkness, nestled under a rock that’s void of access to your trusty Switch console (and a Wi-Fi connection), you will have noticed the eShop is gathering quite the collection of eerie and melancholic platforming titles as of late. The likes of Limbo, Inside and Little Nightmares all do...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Candle
  • Random Sega Recreates Classic '90s Commercial For Sonic Mania Plus

    Blast from the past

    Sonic Mania Plus hits stores tomorrow and Sega has recreated one of its classic '90s TV adverts to celebrate - and promote! The video has been shared on Twitter from the official Sonic the Hedgehog account and features a store salesman desperately trying to get the customer to buy the "same generic games as everyone else"...

    • Random
    • Sega
    • Sonic
  • News Nintendo's Dominance In Japan Continues, Publishing Over Half Of 2018's Top-Selling Games

    Winning the game

    Last year was a fantastic one for Nintendo - the Switch launched in March, gaining universal excitement from the off, and a splattering of truly brilliant experiences like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey took the world by storm. As it turns out, despite not feeling quite as dramatic so far, 2018 isn't...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Sales
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    Switch eShop

    Review The Mooseman

    It belongs in a museum

    Coming from small developer Morteshka, The Mooseman is a 2D journey across ancient lands which takes inspiration from Finno-Ugric lore and the Chud tribes of Northern Europe. You control a wandering shaman able to perceive an ethereal plane where beasts reside in the landscape. You’ll encounter a host of animals and spirits...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Mooseman
  • News Nintendo Labo Contest Winners Include A Solar-Powered Accordion And A Teapot Minigame

    Amazing creativity!

    You may remember that Nintendo recently shared details surrounding its Nintendo Labo Creators Contest, asking players to come up with the greatest inventions they could muster to earn some fantastic prizes. Well, the North American winners have now been revealed and we're seriously impressed. The contest was split into three...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Labo
  • Rumour Go Vacation For Switch Might Include Online Play Based On eShop Listing

    Multiplayer madness

    Since Bandai Namco's Go Vacation was announced earlier this year, there's been a number of retailers listing online multiplayer. It's already been confirmed the title has co-op and competitive local multiplayer for up to four people, and now the Switch eShop is also noting online play for two to four players. The title is due...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review Samurai Shodown V

    Simpler shodown?

    Arriving at a time when the company was having financial difficulties, SNK handed development duties of Samurai Shodown V over to Yuki Enterprise. On the surface, it seemed like they’d crafted a typical sequel with all but one of part IV’s sixteen playable fighters making it across - along with a bunch of new characters and some...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
    • Samurai Shodown V
  • News Co-Op Party Shooter NoReload Heroes Is Firing Onto Switch This Week

    "No friends? No problem."

    An eShop listing has revealed that Forever Entertainment's NoReload Heroes is making its way to the Nintendo Switch this week. Developed by Stupid Stupid Games, NoReload Heroes is a chaotic co-op party shooter that has you fighting your way through randomly generated rooms filled with various types of enemies. As a...

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  • News The Shapeshifting Detective Will Bring Murder Mystery FMV Action To Switch This Year

    Shapeshift to solve the crime

    Wales Interactive has announced The Shapeshifting Detective for Nintendo Switch with an expected release window of "Q4 2018". The game is a supernatural, noir, murder mystery FMV, created by the team behind The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker. Dorota Shaw is dead, and the prime suspects are...

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  • News Story-Driven Puzzle Game WILL: A Wonderful World Is Aiming For 2018 Switch Release

    A mature story

    CIRCLE Entertainment has announced that it will be bringing WMY Studio's WILL: A Wonderful World to Nintendo Switch, targeting a 2018 release. WILL: A Wonderful World is a story-driven puzzle game featuring a unique mechanic that has you influencing the game's tale through viewing and altering letters. As a ‘god’ you...

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  • News Pixel-Art Escape Thriller STAY Will Be Breaking Out On Switch This Summer

    Can you escape in real time?

    PQube has announced that STAY, an award-winning, pixel-art escape adventure, will be arriving on Nintendo Switch "this summer". The game, which launched on Xbox One and PC this spring, follows the path of Quinn - a therapist who wakes up alone in a strange, locked room with nothing but a computer hooked up to an...

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Sunday15th Jul 2018

  • News Accessory Maker Bionik Gaming Is Releasing A Cable That Replicates The Nintendo Switch Dock

    Looks promising

    One of the common problems for Nintendo Switch owners is the fact the system is unable to hook up to televisions without the official dock on-hand. Although a number of accessory makers have already attempted to resolve this problem, Bionik Gaming's latest creation looks as if it could be the best solution yet. Introducing the TV...

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    • Accessories
  • News Funko Wants To Know What Pocket Monster Pop You Would Like Added To Its New Pokémon Line

    "Gotta catch 'em all"

    Following speculation about a potential Pokémon series, Funko confirmed the first Pop in its new line would indeed be Pikachu. The electric rodent is due to arrive in North America this month and is exclusive to Target stores.  Funko is also eager to know what Pokémon fans would like to see added to the new series via...

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  • News Side-Scrolling Hack And Slash Dead or School Is Making Its Way To The Switch

    Reclaim Tokyo

    Currently in early access on Steam, Dead or School is a crazy side-scrolling hack and slash featuring RPG elements and starring a girl named Hisako who must reclaim Tokyo after zombies have conquered the land.  If this premise excites you, the good news is the title has just been announced for the Nintendo Switch. It was...

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  • News Nintendo Of America's Doug Bowser Says Switch Has "Broad Appeal" And A Diverse Library Of Games

    A fair assessment?

    Nintendo's representatives at this year's E3 made a variety of statements about the current performance of the Switch. During an interview with GameDaily at the annual video game convention, Nintendo of America's head of sales and marketing, Doug Bowser, defended the system when asked about its ability to appeal to a broader...

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  • News Death Squared First Year Switch Sales Significantly Increased SMG's Revenue

    Another successful Nindie

    Despite the lack of financial support from the government, the Australian games industry continues to thrive. SMG Studios - a local developer behind Death Squared - has revealed it sold 52,000 copies of the game in its first year on the Nintendo Switch. Even though this amount might not seem impressive in contrast to other...

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  • Feature Concluding An Epic Trilogy With Banner Saga Developer Stoic

    "It all falls into place and ends the way we know it should"

    The Banner Saga trilogy is almost as epic as the development of the games themselves, from starting out as a Kickstarter campaign six years ago to the series concluding with the release of The Banner Saga 3 at the end of July. With an interesting combination of multiple characters,...

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Saturday14th Jul 2018

  • Feature Talking Super Smash Bros. Ultimate With Nintendo's Bill Trinen And Nate Bihldorff

    Ridley, Sakurai and defusing the 'happy accident' myth

    We've known about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for quite some time ahead of its reveal at E3 2018. What we didn't know was just how massive it would end up being, featuring every character from the series' history, all wrapped up in a conveniently portable package.  We recently had the...

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  • News Daemon X Machina Producer Believes A Lot Of Modern Games Look The Same

    Is this the case?

    The annual video game convention E3 is commonly associated with dark, gritty and seemingly cutting-edge reveals. Whilst many of these titles do in fact go on to be huge successes, the producer of Daemon X Machina, Kenichiro Tsukuda, is of the belief there's nothing particularly distinctive - from a visual standpoint - about a...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend?

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    It's time for the weekend, so that must mean it's also time for this week's Talking Point! Team Nintendo Life has plenty of games on its collective 'to do' list, ranging from retro classics to the usual appearance of mainstays Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. There's also likely to be a fair few...

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  • Video Learn More About Octopath Traveler In This Detailed Overview Trailer

    An in-depth introduction

    Octopath Traveler has been one of the most anticipated Switch releases since its original announcement. Still, there's likely a number of individuals out there who are confused as to what all the fuss about or aren't even fans of the JRPG genre.  If you are one of those people, perhaps the trailer above might...

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  • News Koei Tecmo Confirms Western Release For The Next Atelier Title, Due Out This Winter

    Welcome to Westwald

    Following the game’s reveal in the Japanese publication Famitsu last month, Koei Tecmo has now confirmed Gust’s new entry in the Atelier series for Switch will receive a physical release in the west this winter. As previously noted, Nelke And The Legendary Alchemists is more of a spin-off about top-down town building an

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  • News Mega Man 11 Developers Wore Robot Armour To Get In The Right Frame Of Mind

    Creativity at its finest

    In the lead-up to the release of Mega Man 11 on multiple platforms including the Nintendo Switch, Capcom has been running a video series providing an insight into the game’s development. In the final episode sound design was the topic, with the attention on how a suit of armour was actually worn by staff to help them...

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  • News Break Some Balls When Spheroids Arrives On The Switch eShop Later This Month

    Save the world from alien blobs

    Eclipse Games will release its platform title Spheroids on the Switch eShop later this month. The game will be made available to download in America on 20th July, with the European release a week later on 27th July. If you haven’t heard about this game before, it was originally released on the Wii U eShop last...

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Friday13th Jul 2018

  • News Nintendo Says There Are More Updates Coming To Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    Another game that keeps on giving

    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe may well have been out for over a year now - and has actually been out for over four years if you count the Wii U version - but that doesn't mean that support for the game is over just yet. Head of software development at Nintendo, Shinya Takahashi, recently took part in a short video which...

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  • News Pokémon The Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Releases in 2019

    "Who am I? What am I?"

    Though the Pokémon series will always be a video game franchise first and foremost, the anime is arguably the second most important pillar, following the adventures of Ash Ketchum and his ill-fated quest to try winning a Pokémon league. The first movie based on the anime was Pokémon The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back, and...

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  • News Japan Will Get Physical Boxes Of Smash Bros. Ultimate And Pokémon Let's Go With Digital Codes Inside

    Collector's items

    If you like having physical boxes of games to add to your ever-growing, beautiful collection of joy, but also like the convenience of having your games stored within your Switch's internal memory for quick and easy access, you'll likely be pretty jealous of Nintendo's latest offerings in Japan. On the official Japanese Nintendo...

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  • News Nintendo Hid A Fully-Working NES Emulator Inside Animal Crossing On GameCube

    Hidden for almost two decades

    If you played the original Animal Crossing on GameCube, you'll likely have fond memories of its ability to play certain NES games through earning in-game items for your home. By nabbing special gifts from villagers, finding them hidden on the island, or via special giveaways from Nintendo's website, players...

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  • Random Splatoon 2 Player Hacks In-Game Leaderboard To Send Nintendo A Message

    Fighting against cheaters

    Splatoon 2 has, unfortunately, been subject to a number of hacking attempts over the past few months, with many players reporting stories of cheating taking place online. Fans of the game have been using social media to share stories of others using unlimited ink cheats, rapid ink fire cheats, players who were using...

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  • Guide Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Walkthrough - Episode 1 Gems, Extra Challenges, And Pixel Toad Locations

    Track that treasure

    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a cutesy little puzzler that stars Super Mario 3D World's adventurous Captain Toad as he travels across a variety of teensy levels in search of treasure. That includes Gems, Extra Challenges, and Stars. Some of this treasure is pretty tricky to find, and will give your brain a minor...

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  • Guide Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Walkthrough - Episode 2 Gems, Extra Challenges, And Pixel Toad Locations

    Captain Toadette: Treasure Tracker

    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a cutesy little puzzler that stars Super Mario 3D World's adventurous Captain Toad as he travels across a variety of teensy levels in search of treasure. That includes Gems, Extra Challenges, and Stars. Some of this treasure is pretty tricky to find,...

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  • News Nintendo's Bill Trinen Wants To Dispel The Myth That Smash Bros. Became Popular By "Accident"

    "That actually suggests that Mr. Sakurai didn't know what he was doing"

    Super Smash Bros. is one of Nintendo's premier franchises and has millions of fans all over the globe - many of whom play the game with incredible skill at a competitive level.  However, for as long as Smash has been popular, there have been critics who attack the game's...

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  • News Panic Button Says It Has "Tons" Of Switch Projects Coming Up

    That's a lot of projects

    Panic Button's name is one that has seemingly popped out of almost nowhere, suddenly grabbing the attention of gaming fans around the world thanks to a series of high quality, and rather surprising, Switch ports from the studio. We've already seen the likes of Rocket League, DOOM, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus arrive...

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  • News GALAK-Z: Variant S Ditches Its $9.99 Price Tag And Launches On Switch For Free

    Nice one

    Galak-Z: Variant S has now launched on Nintendo Switch with one intriguing surprise, being made available as a free download rather than sticking to its original $9.99 price point. Towards the end of last month, we reported on the fact that the game had mysteriously missed its release date after an inconspicuous delay. As it turns out, we...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Ghost 1.0

    A Metroidvania that doesn’t take itself too seriously

    For a game to be a good Metroidvania (games that emulate the style and structure of early Metroid and Castlevania games), it needs to do a few very specific things well. For starters, it needs to have a large, labyrinthine map full of twists, turns, interconnected passageways, and secrets...

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  • Video Jessie And James Are Confirmed For Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee

    Prepare for trouble...

    Another brand new trailer has arrived for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, this time revealing that fan-favourite antagonists Jessie and James will appear in the game. Yesterday we shared a video that showed off an utterly gorgeous new rendition of the Kanto region map, alongside other feat

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  • News Captain Toad And The Legend Of Zelda Feature In The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards

    Does anything take your fancy?

    The latest batch of My Nintendo rewards have now gone live in Europe, with an emphasis being given to Captain Toad (no doubt thanks to the recent release of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Switch and 3DS) and The Legend of Zelda - because why not? There are four succulent game discounts on offer in total this...

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  • Hardware Review The Shōnen Jump 50th Anniversary Famicom Classic Mini Is Gorgeous, But Pointless

    Nintendo loves gold, only gold

    Nintendo may have fixed the supply issues which plagued the launches of the NES and SNES Classic Editions, but many will still be haunted by the devilish degree of difficulty they exper

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  • Feature This Unreleased SNES Super FX Racer Could Be Getting A Physical Rebirth

    Elite's PowerSlide might be coming back from the dead

    1994 was the year that 3D gaming truly came of age in the console arena. While both Nintendo and Sega had dabbled in the three-dimensional realm prior to this – with titles such as Star Fox and Virtua Racing – '94 marked the point where real-time 3D visuals were the expected norm, rather than...

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    • Super FX
    • PowerSlide
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    Switch eShop

    Review Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!

    Behind every hero is a potato

    Published by Rising Star Games and developed by Daylight Studios, Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! is the first entry in the trilogy series to come to the Nintendo Switch. Originally released in 2015 on PC and later on mobile, the title has been inspired by games such as Weapon Shop De Omasse and Recettear: An Item Shop's...

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  • Site News We Want Your Help To Become Even Better

    For the Switch players

    It's been an exciting few years for Nintendo Life. We launched the latest version of the website in early 2016 and of course, in 2017, Nintendo launched a little device called the "Nintendo Switch" which has proved rather popular. Who'd have thunk it, right? If you've been a reader for a longer period than that you'll...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Ultra Space Battle Brawl

    Batter up

    If the cast of Street Fighter decided to play a drastically modified version of Pong or baseball in the skies above, Ultra Space Battle Brawl would probably be what such a scene looked like. Taking on the guise of a sporting event, this Indonesian-developed title is at its essence a fighting game. From boot-up it’s blatantly obvious what...

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  • News Psikyo Collection Vol. 1 Will Bring Four Arcade Shooters To Switch In One Package

    Currently confirmed for Korean release

    Arc System Works has revealed that Psikyo Collection Vol. 1 is heading to Nintendo Switch, squeezing four currently available eShop titles into one juicy bundle. The four titles included are Strikers 1945, SOL Divide, Samurai Aces, and Gunbird, all of which are classic, arcade-style...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Express Raider

    It’s high noon robbery!

    In this vintage 1986 Data East classic, you step into the snakeskin shoes of the toughest hombre in the West. In fact, you're so tough you never even use your guns when robbing odd-numbered trains. This translates into a game of two halves, each with distinct gameplay mechanics. It was certainly fresh back in 1986 and...

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  • News The Banner Saga Trilogy Will Get The Retail Treatment Later This Year

    With Gearbox on publishing duties

    Gearbox Publishing (who you may know as the studio behind the Borderlands series and *ahem* Aliens: Colonial Marines) has been getting in on the third-party publishing act as of late, and its latest partnership will see it bring The Banner Saga Trilogy to retail with a physical edition. All three entries in the...

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  • News Fortnite's Servers Go Down (And Glitches Run Riot) Following Season Five Launch

    A rocky first night

    Fortnite's hotly-anticipated season five launched yesterday across its myriad platforms - including Nintendo Switch, naturally - but the sheer influx of players and the usual update bugs coalesced to create an evening of downed servers and consistent glitches. For those players that managed to get in a game, matches were...

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Thursday12th Jul 2018

  • Random Amazon Doesn't Seem Too Confident On Dark Souls: Remastered's Switch Release

    Say it isn't so

    A while ago we heard the news that Dark Souls: Remastered - along with that lovely Solaire amiibo - would be delayed on Switch. The game has now been and gone on other platforms and we're still yet to hear anything about the Nintendo version, but retailer Amazon has now taken things to a whole new level. As this tweet below shows -...

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  • 215

    Switch

    Review Octopath Traveler

    A direct path to RPG bliss

    The Bravely Default games on the 3DS did a fantastic job of resurrecting the gameplay and feel of some of Square’s oldest games, employing a style that stayed true to genre roots while making modern changes wherever needed. When it was announced that the Bravely team would be tackling a new RPG on the Switch, fans were...

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  • News Nintendo UK Is Asking For As Much As £180 To Repair Cracked Switch Consoles

    "Why it would cost so much is beyond me"

    Following our poll on the issue of cracked Switch systems, we've been contacted by several people regarding their attempts to get the issue solved under warranty. In case you somehow missed it, the issue appears to be related to the type of plastic used on the console, and (we assume, as we're no experts...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
  • Video New Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Trailer Reveals Gorgeous Region Map And More

    And a funky Pikachu haircut

    A brand new trailer has been released for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, giving players an extended look at certain areas of the game. The opening second of the trailer gives us a detailed look at the game's updated map for the Kanto region. The map unsurprisingly follows the exact same structure...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Bomb Chicken

    Finger lickin' great

    Founded in 2004, London developer Nitrome has made a name for itself over the years creating a bunch of quirky internet-based flash games and mobile titles. Now, the company has made its next big step with the release of Bomb Chicken on the Nintendo Switch - an action puzzle-platformer equally as bizarre as its previous...

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  • Guide Fortnite - How To Use Gyro / Motion Controls On Nintendo Switch

    Motion to aim with gyro: approved!

    Fortnite Season 5 finally introduced one of our most requested features: Motion Aiming for Nintendo Switch users. This allows you to finally play the game much like you would in Splatoon 2: by panning the camera about using the Gyroscope inside your Joy-Con or Pro Controller. In a nifty touch,...

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  • Nintendo Download 12th July (North America)

    All the games and downloadable content hitting the NA eShops

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games, fresh DLC and discounts galore to an eShop in your region. Have a read down below and you're bound to find something that'll get your bank balance shaking with fear. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch...

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  • News Ancho-V Games Is Coming To Splatoon 2 Alongside Two New Weapons

    More squidy goodness

    Nintendo has teased some fresh additions making their way to Splatoon 2 including a brand new stage and two fancy weapons. Ancho-V Games is a multiplayer stage that is making a welcome comeback from the original game. The map is essentially a large office complex with a game development studio inside it. In the original game,...

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  • News Nintendo Clamps Down On Risqué Imagery By Censoring Taisen Hot Gimmick Switch Port

    Look away now, kids

    Zerodiv's mahjong game Taisen Hot Gimmick: Cosplay-Jan has recently made it onto the Switch's Japanese eShop, previously being available exclusively in the country on PlayStation 2. Being the family-friendly company that Nintendo is, however, the game's lead image on the digital storefront has been replaced with a much more...

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  • News Switch Isn't The Right Platform For Yakuza, Says Series Producer

    "Yakuza 1 & 2 for Wii U was a significant failure"

    Sega's critically-acclaimed Yakuza series has always been associated with Sony consoles, but Nintendo fans got a glimpse of what makes this franchise tick when the first and second games hit Wii U in Japan. Sadly, sales weren't great, but Sega's Toshihiro Nagoshi said the release was

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  • Rumour Pokémon Might Be Getting Its Own Range Of Funko Pop Figures

    Yet another bank balance drainer

    It would appear that a new line of Funko Pop Pokémon figures could be on the way to stores very soon, and we can already hear the painful cries of our poor wallets. The images below come from a Reddit user who seems to have discovered a Pikachu Pop at a Target store in America (although the post has since been...

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  • Nintendo Download 12th July (Europe)

    Every game, demo, DLC and theme hitting the EU eShop today

    We're almost halfway into July, so that means more summertime games to keep your entertained on Nintendo Switch, 3DS, Wii U and mobile. Since it's Thursday, expect plenty of new games, DLC updates and discounts on the eShops in your region - there's bound to be something down below that'll...

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  • Guide Fortnite Season 5 Battle Pass, Drift & Road Trip, & Week 1 Challenges

    Bigger & better

    Grab yourself a Battle Pass in Fortnite and you can take on a bunch of Weekly Challenges that not only give you a perfect excuse to play, but provide you with the best rewards. There are free and upgraded (premium) versions of the Battle Pass in Season 5. The free version offers you just three challenges, while you'll have...

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  • News Fortnite Season 5 Launches Today, Adds Motion Controls On Switch And Lots More

    So many changes!

    Fortnite Season 5 is finally launching today, bringing with it a whole host of changes including the addition of motion/gyro controls on Switch. The build-up to Season 5 has been full of little teases and surprises, with cracks linin

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  • News Ridley, Inkling And Wolf amiibo Will All Launch Alongside Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Older amiibo returning, too

    Nintendo has revealed that the previously announced Ridley and Inkling amiibo, as well as a never-before-seen Wolf amiibo, will all be launching alongside Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on 7th December. Ridley and Inkling are making their debut in the new title, with Wolf making a comeback since his only appearance...

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  • News Fall Of Light Brings Action-RPG To Switch With A New Darkest Edition

    Brightest day, darkest knight

    Nintendo Switch will be getting a new action-RPG in the form of Fall of Light: Darkest Edition. This isometric adventure sees a brave knight fighting through a world of darkness to protect his daughter. There 20 different battle stances to choose from, 10 weapon classes and new enemies that are exclusive to the Darkest...

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  • News Cosmic Star Heroine Brings 2D RPG Action To Switch Next Month

    Pre-order available now

    Limited Run Games and Zeboyd Games have announced that Cosmic Star Heroine will arrive on Nintendo Switch next month. The game takes inspiration from the classic 16-bit era, but mixes things up by adding features seen in more modern RPGs. There are three exotic planets to explore containing aliens, robots, and magic, and...

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  • Guide Fortnite Lightning Bolt Locations

    Lightning strikes seven

    Finding the Lightning Bolt Locations is one of the Battle Pass Challenges in Season 5 of Fortnite.  Complete it and you'll earn five Battle Stars that will help boost you up the tiers for those sweet Season 5 exclusive rewards. In this guide, w

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  • News Dataminers Unveil The Next Potential Set Of Monsters Coming To Pokémon GO

    A few more friendly faces

    New Pokémon have been steadily released into the wild world of Pokémon GO ever since its launch a couple of years ago; while initially only allowing trainers to catch (most) of the original 151 creatures, the game now features a healthy collection of Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and even Alolan Form Pokémon. Now, it...

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  • News Futuristic Thriller State Of Mind Secures A 15th August Release Date On Switch

    And a brand new trailer

    Daedalic Entertainment has announced that its upcoming 'futuristic thriller' State of Mind will launch on Nintendo Switch - and other platforms - on 15th August. The game delves into the technological promise of the world we live in by jumping forward to Berlin in 2048. You'll be taking on the role of Richard Nolan, a...

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  • Random Admit It, You Need This Sega Pop-Up Book In Your Life

    Hang-On! Space Harrier! After Burner! Cardboard!

    Sega's classic '80s arcade machines are works of art; they were designed to attract your attention and tempt you to part with your spare change, and as a result were brightly-coloured, exotic creations that even today possess an undeniable aesthetic charm. Sadly, unless you're like Nintendo Life...

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  • Guide Fortnite Risky Reels Treasure Map Location

    Risky business

    Finding the Risky Reels Treasure Map is one of the Battle Pass Challenges in Season 5 of Fortnite.  Complete it and you'll earn 10 Battle Stars that will help boost you

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  • Guide Fortnite Season 5 - All Terrain Kart, Desert Biome, Rifts, & Everything Else That's New

    The biggest season yet

    Fortnite Season 5 has just kicked off in style, with almost certainly the largest number of changes included in a single patch since launch. That includes new vehicles, a new biome, new features, and a number of balance changes to various weapons. We don't want to spoil everything in the opening paragraph...

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Wednesday11th Jul 2018

  • Poll Is Your Nintendo Switch Cracking Under The Pressure?

    Update: Nintendo gives us a statement

    Update: Nintendo has responded to our appeal for a statement on this matter: After checking in with the European team we can confirm that we haven’t received a notable number of consumer inquiries on this topic, but as with all our products, we encourage users who experience any issues to visit ...

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  • 50

    Switch

    Review Sonic Mania Plus

    Faster than ever

    Editor's note: This review is based on our original Sonic Mania review, as penned by our erstwhile editor Tom "Please no, not another terrible 3D Sonic game" Whitehead. It has been adapted and added to by Damien "Sonic 2 was the clearly the best" McFerran.In certain circles of chatty online gamers, Sonic the Hedgehog is often a hot...

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    • DLC
  • Random Captain Toad On Switch Features A Very Out Of Place Wii U Animation

    Oh dear...

    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is releasing on Switch and 3DS in just a couple of days' time, but the new Switch port features one very telltale sign that it was once a Wii U game. This clip below, shared by @akfamilyhomeak on Twitter, shows exactly what happens when an amiibo is scanned into the game. As you can see, the game...

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    Review Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

    Hidden gem

    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was a real hidden gem of the Wii U era, which is amazing when you consider that it was almost created by accident. The original concept for Captain Toad existed inside Super Mario 3D World, which featured a few minigame-like levels in which you had to help Captain Toad navigate a bunch of tiny cube-shaped...

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  • News Mario Kart VR Will Launch In The UK This Summer

    A different way to play

    Following a successful launch at Bandai Namco's VR ZONE arcade in Shinjuku, Tokyo, the Mario Kart Arcade GP VR experience is headed to the UK this summer. This is a multiplayer VR offering that allows four players at a time to hop into specially designed ‘Mario Karts’, before racing through the iconic Mushroom...

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  • News Here's Your First Look At Yooka-Laylee's Demastered Nintendo 64 Mode

    From the age of 64 bits

    Yooka-Laylee has already been out for a while, but that doesn't mean developer Playtonic Games has completely moved on from the chameleon and bat duo - in fact, the British studio is hard at work on the previously teased '64-bit tonic' mode that demasters the whole game so it looks like it's running on Nintendo 64...

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    Review Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

    So, you CAN teach an old dog U tricks

    The Switch version of Captain Toad is a no-brainer. Given that Nintendo’s latest home console (of sorts) is massively more popular than the Wii U was, it’s only logical that Captain Toad would be the latest in a long line of ports aimed at giving some of the Wii U’s brilliant library a second chance at...

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  • Random One Episode Of The Pokémon Anime Has Been 'Banned' From Airing In The West

    It has still aired in Japan

    The Pokémon Sun & Moon anime is airing right now in Japan, but fans in the West have noticed the current series' 64th episode hasn't received the usual western dub. In fact, the current US run has completely skipped the episode, leaving many to assume it's been banned entirely. Why? Well, the episode features...

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  • Rumour Revised Switch Units With Homebrew Bug Fix Are Now Appearing At Retail

    Nintendo is fighting back

    As you may well be aware if you regularly read these pages, the Switch has been subject to a number of concerning hacking attempts that could not only harm Nintendo itself thanks to emulation software, but - in some cases - have also been harming other users. It would appear that Nintendo may have taken one crucial step in...

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  • News Today Marks The Third Anniversary Of Beloved Nintendo President Satoru Iwata's Passing

    Thanks for playing

    A man who hardly needs any introduction on these pages, Satoru Iwata became president of Nintendo back in 2002, overseeing a truly golden era for the company with the releases of consoles such as the Nintendo DS and Wii. Today marks the third anniversary of his passing on 11th July 2015. Iwata-san's main objective throughout...

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  • News An Inazuma Eleven Ares Presentation Is Coming, Original Game Releasing For Free To Celebrate

    Original Inazuma Eleven to be available as free download

    This month’s CoroCoro magazine has revealed that a presentation for Inazuma Eleven Ares will be held on 26th August, potentially meaning that we'll finally find out the game's Japanese release date. The game is currently planned to release in the west sometime next year, but the...

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    Review All-Star Fruit Racing

    Mixed fruit

    When a kart racer comes to a Nintendo platform it’s almost impossible to avoid any comparisons with Mario Kart; the moustachioed plumber’s racing franchise is widely recognised to be the best that the genre has to offer, and naturally sets a benchmark for others to aspire to. All-Star Fruit Racing does, unsurprisingly, bear a...

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  • News NPD Predicts Switch Will Be 2018's Best-Selling Console Despite PS4's Current Lead

    Top 10 games predicted, too

    If you're into your gaming charts and sales figures, you'll likely have your own idea as to which console might end up sitting at the top of the pile come the end of the year. 2018 looks to be another stellar year for gaming with the likes of God of War and Shadow of the Colossus already receiving universal praise,...

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  • Video See The Voices Behind Pearl And Marina Laying Down Some Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion Tunes

    Music to our ears

    Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion has been out in the paint-soaked wilds for a few of weeks now and Inklings the world over are enjoying the joys of a proper single-player portion to balance out the game's usual multiplayer offerings. And, as you might imagine, all that extra content also included some brand new music, including a new...

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  • News You Can Pre-Order Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate On Switch From The Nintendo UK Store Now

    Monster deal!

    If you're keen to get your hands on Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate then you'll be pleased to learn that pre-orders have just gone live on the Nintendo UK Store. Not only can you lay down some cash to secure your copy of the game - which launches on August 28th - but you can also show your love for the series by buying lumps...

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  • News Ubisoft Says Reggie Fils-Aimé Is To Thank For Star Fox's Inclusion In Starlink: Battle For Atlas

    Thanks Reggie!

    Star Fox's shock arrival in Ubisoft's Starlink: Battle for Atlas was one of the major highlights for Nintendo fans at this year's E3 - despite the fact that the news came during Ubisoft's conference - and it turns out that we may well have Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé to thank for it. The most recent issue of...

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    Review Gunbird 2

    More short but sweet shmup action

    A choice of characters and colourful, frantic shooting action across several stages is typical for the Psikyo titles that Zerodiv has been bringing to the eShop. In that regard, Gunbird 2 is more of the same, with a similar look and feel to the Strikers 1945 titles, Samurai Aces and (obviously) the first Gunbird. It...

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  • News The Roguelite Platforming Of Dead Cells Has A 7th August Release Date On Switch

    Dead good news

    August is just around the corner and there are already plenty of new titles headed to Nintendo Switch, including the roguelite platforming action of Dead Cells. The 'roguevania' indie is already available via Early Access on Steam, but it'll be getting a full release everywhere on 7th August. Developer Motion Twin has also teamed...

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  • News Slime-San’s Big New Expansion Is Now Live On Switch

    Wake up, Sheeple!

    One of the best platformers currently available on the Switch eShop is Slime-San, the weird 2D sidescroller that takes place inside a giant carnivorous worm. The striking color palette, square screen design, and twitch platformer controls make it a nice alternative to contemporaries like Super Meat Boy and Celeste, and the sizable...

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  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu! and Let's Go Eevee! for Nintendo Switch

    Go! Go! Go!

    It's a while until Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! lands on the Switch (16th November, to be precise), but eager monster hunters will want to make sure they have secured a physical copy of the game, along with the Pokéball Plus accessory which is almost certain to be hard to get for a reasonable price if you...

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  • News Nintendo Wants To Help External Publishers Incorporate Cross-Play

    "We are inclined to do what we can"

    Cross-play has been a rather heavily-discussed topic just recently; Sony's reluctance to allow cross-platform play with other systems in Fortnite caused quite the stir, and this even led to Nintendo and Microsoft teaming up for a Minecraft trailer which seemingly

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  • News Control The Flow Of Time In Upcoming Switch Puzzler The Gardens Between

    "An homage to the enduring power of friendship"

    The Voxel Agents has announced that its upcoming adventure puzzle game The Gardens Between will arrive on Switch in Q3 2018, coinciding with its release on PS4 and PC. The game tasks players with manipulating time to guide two best friends through a series of puzzles and a grand adventure. It all...

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