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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...

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YesterdaySun, 15th Jul 2018

  • 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...

    • Pokemon
    • Toys
    • Funko
    • Pikachu
  • 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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    • E3
    • Doug Bowser
  • 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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    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • 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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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • 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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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nindies
  • 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...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories

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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    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • 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...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • 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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    • Video
  • 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

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • 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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    • Upcoming Releases

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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    • Mario Kart
    • Updates
  • 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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    • Pokemon
  • 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...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • 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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    • Splatoon 2
  • 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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    • GameCube
    • NES
  • 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...

    • Smash Bros
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    • Bill Trinen
    • Masahiro Sakurai
  • 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...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Panic Button
  • 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...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • 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...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • 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

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
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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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    • Ghost 1
  • 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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    • Wii U
    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
  • 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,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • 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

    • Hardware Review
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    • Retro
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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...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • SNES
    • 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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    • Switch eShop
    • Holy Potatoes
  • 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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    • Ultra Space Battle Brawl
  • 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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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Korea
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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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    • Express Raider
    • Johnny Turbo
  • 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...

    • Switch eShop
    • Update
  • 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...

    • Switch eShop
    • Update

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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    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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    • Octopath Traveler
  • 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...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
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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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    • Bomb Chicken
  • 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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  • 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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    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Fortnite
  • 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,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Updates
  • 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...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Switch eShop
  • 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

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Sega
    • Yakuza
  • 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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    • Toys
    • Funko
  • 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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    • 3DS eShop
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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

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Updates
  • 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...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Fortnite
  • 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...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • amiibo
    • Smash Bros
  • 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...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • 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...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • 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...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
  • 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...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • 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 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

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Fortnite
  • 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

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
  • 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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    • Features
    • Guides
    • Fortnite

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 ...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Polls
    • Features
  • 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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    • Wii U
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    Switch

    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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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Captain Toad
    • Treasure Tracker
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    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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    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Sonic Mania Plus
    • DLC
  • 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...

    • Mario Kart
    • VR
    • UK
  • 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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  • 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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    3DS

    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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  • 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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    Switch

    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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    Switch eShop

    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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  • 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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  • 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 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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Tuesday10th Jul 2018

  • News Fans Are Calling Out Nintendo And Camelot For "Lazy" Mario Tennis Aces

    A "rushed game"?

    Mario Tennis Aces has been out for just over a couple of weeks now and players have started to get well and truly stuck in to everything it has to offer. Unfortunately, it seems that many aren't happy with certain aspects of the game, with some going as far as calling Nintendo - and the game's developer Camelot - "lazy". This tweet...

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  • News Nintendo Still Has More To Share On Switch Online Before Launch

    What could it be?

    Nintendo’s upcoming paid online service has been a much talked about topic for the last year, as fans have speculated over what kind of value it will offer and whether Nintendo will finally get online ‘right’ this time. The company has revealed most of the features that will be included, with cloud saves, online play, and a...

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  • News Nintendo Talks Maintaining Momentum And More Announcements Coming This Year

    Another game for the holiday season?

    Nintendo by many metrics had a strong E3 showing, with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the new Pokémon games stealing the show. Even so, the company stock fell a considerable amount in the days after its showcase event, spurred on by a perceived lack of momentum on Nintendo’s part. After all, where was the...

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  • Random This Switch User Interface Mock-Up Has Us Longing For More Features

    Think of the possibilities

    The Switch's user interface often sparks endless debate amongst fans, with players taking to the likes of social media or these very pages to share their wildest dreams on what they'd like to see. Now, this fan-made mock-up provides a glimpse at how a revamped interface could look and we're madly in love with...

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  • Gallery Sonic Mania Plus Is The Version Of Sonic Mania You've Always Wanted

    Keeping it physical

    When Sonic Mania launched last year it received critical acclaim and restored the faith of many a lapsed Sonic fan. However, as a digital-only affair (no, the collector's edition with a download code doesn't count) it felt very much like a 'bonus' release alongside 2017's full-fat Sonic outing: the much-maligned Sonic...

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  • News Prepare Your Wallets As All 151 Original Pokémon Are Getting Brand New Plush Toys

    Bills or Pokémon toys?

    A complete plush toy collection of the original 151 Pokémon is headed to Japanese Pokémon Centers starting this month. According to the Japanese Pokémon website, a first wave of the adorable little creatures will appear in stores this Friday (13th July) and will also be available to order online. This first set will...

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  • News Pokémon Art Style Gets Fresh Look In The New Movie, Pokémon: Everyone’s Story

    What? Pokémon is evolving!

    On July 13th, the latest instalment in the long-running Pokémon feature film series will premier in Japan -- along with a fresh animation style for fans to catch. Pokémon: Everyone’s Story takes a dramatic turn towards a more Ghibli-esque appearance, seen in the beautiful new poster tweeted out by the film’s...

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  • News Nintendo Wants To Release 20-30 Indie Games Every Week On Switch

    Too much of a good thing?

    It's pretty safe to say that the Switch has a lot of games. Just last month, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé revealed that the console library already had a staggering 700 games available (in just 16 months of the system being on sale) and it seems that Nintendo has absolutely no intention of...

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    Switch

    Review MotoGP 18

    Hang-On to the virtual asphalt, or your money?

    Motorbike enthusiasts have had it rough on Switch, which is why the news that Milestone is bringing its officially-licensed motorcycle racing series to Nintendo’s hybrid console has been greeted with such enthusiasm by faithful followers of two-wheel racing. But does this version finish on the podium,...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Bomber Crew

    Look at my machinery!

    Bomber Crew - from British studio Runner Duck - is a half flight/half management simulator set during World War 2, complete with frequent references to planes, events and locations from the conflict. Going up against stellar games such as Rogue Aces and Skies Of Fury DX on the Nintendo Switch is no easy task, but Bomber...

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    Switch

    Review Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded

    Time to shrine

    Ah, The Touhou series. Well, depending on your experience and exposure, the ‘project’ is either a long-standing production line of ‘Danmaku’ (curtain fire) bullet hell shmups, a vast array of parody and homages ranging from Castlevania clones to 3D fighters (in the form of Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle), or a vast,...

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  • News Minecraft's Aquatic Update Phase Two Gets Wet And Wild Today On Switch

    Water surpise

    Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition has just received its next big update, bringing with it the next section of the big Aquatic Update that's overhauled the game's base underwater elements. If you're big into Minecraft on Switch, you'll be pleased to see all the big things Phase Two is adding to Mojang's global hit: New...

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  • News More Pre-Order Cancellations Cast Serious Doubt Over Anti-Grav Racer Redout On Switch

    Update: Developer confirms things are still going ahead

    Update: The game's developer 34BigThings has taken to Twitter to shed some light on the situation, revealing that the game is indeed still coming to the platform. Original Article: Redout was one of the very first third-party titles to be announced for Switch, first mentioned...

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    Switch eShop

    Review The Lion's Song

    I know that was then, but it could be again

    Vienna-based developer Mi’pu’mi Games has taken inspiration from its home city for The Lion’s Song, a four-part narrative adventure. The world ‘adventure’ conjures images of swashbuckling and derring-do but this is a more meditative point-and-click experience. The Austrian capital was a hub of...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Limbo

    Still absolutely heaven

    Switch owners have been spoiled for moody, melancholic platformers of late. First, we got the Metroidvania masterpiece that was Hollow Knight, then the beautifully grim platform-puzzling of Inside and its equally downbeat older cousin, Limbo. We've already taken a look at Inside and recommended it wholeheartedly. But if you...

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  • News Smash Bros. Meets Basketball In Slam Land, Coming To Switch This August

    "Dunk your friends"

    Bread Machine Games has announced that its upcoming competitive party game Slam Land will be slam-dunking its way to Switch on 7th August. Slam Land is a fast-paced, chaotic brawler where a bizarre blue giant instructs competitors to dunk one another into hoops for his amusement. Players must grapple, lunge, and dodge their way...

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  • News Japanese Job Listings Suggest A New 3D Fighter Is In Development For Switch

    Get ready for the next battle!

    Nintendo Switch is slowly but surely amassing quite the library of fighting games, but most of them happen to be from the 2D corner of the market. Well, that could all be about to change with a recent Japanese job listing hinting that a 3D fighter is in development across PC and consoles, including Nintendo...

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  • News Wasteland 2: Director's Cut Will Bring Its Turn-Based Strategy To Switch This Fall

    From the producer of the original Fallout

    inXile Entertainment has announced that Wasteland 2: Director's Cut is "expected to arrive on the Nintendo Switch this August" - and we've got a brand new trailer to celebrate. The game comes from the producer of the original Fallout and is an enhanced version of Wasteland 2 - which launched back...

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  • News Game Boy Title Sagaia Coming To Switch As Amazon-Exclusive DLC In Japan

    Shooting heaven

    We won't dwell too long on the fact that the Virtual Console isn't part of Nintendo's plans for Switch, but the desire for retro games on the console remains as high as ever - which is why the news that a Game Boy game is coming to the system is such big news for the wears of rose-tinted specs. However, before you get too excited,...

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    • Darius
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  • Feature Taking A Trip To Another World With Creator Éric Chahi

    Lester we forget

    Plenty of games are getting the re-release treatment on Nintendo Switch, and while some definitely don't deserve a second shot at stardom, one recent addition to the console's library definitely does: the sci-fi adventure that is Another World. It was well ahead of its time when it originally launched in 1991, and it's managed to...

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  • News Sausage Sports Club Brings Its Co-Op Party Goodness To Switch On 19th July

    But will it be a banger?

    Looks like Sausage Sports Club's certification with Nintendo went well, because the originally Kickstarted multiplayer party game finally has a release date, which is set for 19th July on Nintendo Switch. The game will enable you and up to three other players to control all manner of animals, all of which have been given a...

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  • Guide Where To Buy Nintendo Switch eShop Credit And Gift Cards

    Top up your eShop account

    With so many amazing indie games hitting the Nintendo Switch eShop every week, it can get quite costly to purchase all of the games which pique your interest. We know many of our readers for whatever reason are not able to connect a credit card to their Switch eShop account - or feel it would be too dangerous to do so! If...

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Monday9th Jul 2018

  • News Nintendo's "Illegal" Pre-Order System Issue Has Been Passed On To German Authorities

    In breach of EU consumer law?

    Norway's authorities have claimed that Nintendo is in breach of EU consumer law, asking Germany (the home of Nintendo of Europe) to take action.  Earlier this year, the Norwegian Consumer Council argued that four major online gaming stores had broken the Norwegian Consumer Act by employing...

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    Switch

    Review Shining Resonance Refrain

    A hit single

    In 2014, Sega released Shining Resonance on the PS3 exclusively on Eastern shores, much to the chagrin of many overseas fans of the company’s long-running RPG franchise. Given the long history of Japan-only releases in the series, Shining Resonance seemed unlikely to receive a localisation, which made it all the more surprising when...

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  • Video Here's How Super Mario 64 Looks Running At 60fps In Widescreen HD

    "Wahoo!"

    If you've ever wondered what Super Mario 64 might look like if it could be played in widescreen HD, running at a silky smooth 60fps, today is your lucky day. Kaze Emanuar, who spends a lot of his time tinkering away at Super Mario 64 - including this mod project which introduces Sonic as a playable character - has been working

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    Switch eShop

    Review 20XX

    Mega Man X meets a procedural roguelike with co-op

    Mega Man X is widely considered to be one of the greatest 2D action platformers of all-time. Capcom’s edgier spin-off of the Blue Bomber’s main series has extremely tight controls, excellent level design, fantastic powers, well-balanced boss fights, and a rocking soundtrack. There’s nothing...

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  • News WWE 2K19 Is Officially Skipping Nintendo Switch, 2K Games Confirms

    Not all that surprising

    Publisher 2K Games has officially confirmed that WWE 2K19 will not be releasing on Nintendo Switch. After a pretty dreadful launch for the 2018 edition of the game on Nintendo's console, which was affected by a whole host of technical issues across the board, it appears that 2K has decided to avoid any further bad press by...

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  • News '80s Arcade Classic Toki Makes A Comeback On Switch With Physical Arcade Cabinet

    Part of the 'Retrollector' edition

    Microids has re-affirmed the news that Toki is headed to Nintendo Switch later this year with an awesome looking special edition that features a physical arcade cabinet. Initially released in 1989 on arcade machines, Toki had players flinging their coins into cabinets to help a warrior - who had been turned into a...

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  • News Devolver Digital Has 12 Games Lined Up For Switch This Year

    No joke

    No, it’s not April Fools; it’s just Devolver Digital making a post on its Twitter account again. Borrowing some hilarious footage from the 1989 film The Wizard, the US-based publisher recently proclaimed it would be releasing over a dozen games on the Switch before the end of this year. Being a publisher, the figure attached to...

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  • Random England's Dele Alli Performs Fortnite Emote At The World Cup, Gets Wrecked Online

    You can't escape this game

    If you follow football (or 'soccer' as it's known in North America) then you'll no doubt be tuned into the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is currently taking place in Russia. You may also be aware that perennial under-achievers England have somehow managed to secure a spot in the semi-finals - for the first time since...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Another World

    Another Mike Aruba

    Éric Chahi's 1991 Commodore Amiga masterpiece has been ported to every system that could possibly run the game. After the 20th Anniversary Edition made the successful jump to both Wii U and 3DS, Lester has now been conveniently teleported onto the Switch. But is this Another World too far? It could happen to any genius...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Assault Gunners HD Edition

    Barely meching it

    Niche genre Switch owners have had a rough first year attending to their unique appetites, yet slowly but surely several releases have been filling those tricky gaps. The potential for a Switch mecha game has remained untapped bar the odd eShop and SD Gundam re-release title, but we all know that

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  • Random Feast Your Eyes On The Toaster Switch Decal You've Always Wanted

    A tasty option

    We've seen plenty of unofficial decals and skins for the Switch since its release last year, including a set of bright and bold colours for your Joy-Con amongst others, but we never thought we'd see something quite like this. Introducing the 'Toastendo'. The design features a skin for all elements of your Switch console, including a...

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  • News Pokémon GO Players Spend More Than $2 Million A Day, Total Revenue Surpasses $1.8 Billion

    Pretty successful, then

    Everyone and their cat has likely heard of Pokémon GO at this stage; two years ago this week, Niantic and The Pokémon Company's monster-catching simulator took the world by storm, generating a buzz around the world that was pretty much unheard of for a video game. New estimates have now revealed that it's still...

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  • News Crash Bandicoot Holds On To UK Number One As Switch And Xbox Versions Battle It Out

    Wump!

    Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has managed to keep a firm grip on the UK number one spot, with the Switch and Xbox One versions of the game performing well in their second week. The major new release this week was Jurassic World: Evolution which, despite leading the way in the individual formats chart (on PS4), couldn't quite topple the...

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  • News RPG-Board Game Hybrid Hand Of Fate 2 Will Be Dealt To Nintendo Switch Next Week

    Action RPG meets card game

    Defiant Development has announced that its acclaimed action RPG Hand of Fate 2 will be playing its hand on Switch next week. The game tasks players with collecting cards and building a customisable deck of equipment, enemies, encounters, and loot which all gets shuffled in with extra challenges from the Dealer...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Squids Odyssey

    The return of the flinging cephalopods

    You might have stumbled upon The Game Baker’s Squids Odyssey before since this charming adventure/strategy/underwater billiard simulator has been previously released on both the Wii U and the 3DS. But is Steev and Vahine’s epic quest to save every creature in the sea worth another go or is it destined to...

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  • News Intense Top-Down Shooter Solstice Chronicles: MIA Is Headed To Switch This Year

    Tactical decisions on the go

    CIRCLE Entertainment has announced that Solstice Chronicles: MIA, developed by Ironward, will be arriving on Switch later this year. The game combines its intense, top-down shooter action with strategic play, tasking players with making the best use of their accompanying drone. Should you scavenge for supplies, or...

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  • News Super Volley Blast Smashes Onto Nintendo Switch On 12th July

    Life's a beach

    Nintendo Switch might not be getting a Madden, a new NFL game or the next instalment in the WWE 2K series (which is probably something of a blessing in disguise), but it is getting another new sport simulation in the form of Super Volley Blast. Okay, 'simulation' might be a bit of a stretch, but that doesn't mean this colourful indie...

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  • Feature Fighting For The Featherweight Title With Pato Box

    Duck and cover

    Comic book violence collides with the world of boxing in Pato Box, an unusual one-two that's made it one of the most intriguing indies to hit Nintendo Switch this year - in fact, we rather liked it in our review. But with a memorable anatine lead character and a twisted story to tell, we just had to find out more. So we took the...

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