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TodayFri, 16th Nov 2018

  • News Reggie Defends Continued Support Of 3DS Line, Believes Next Gen Of Players Need To Start Somewhere

    Primary development focus will remain on Switch

    Since the Switch arrived on the scene in March 2017, there's been strong demand for Nintendo to double down on its games development for the platform rather than waste resources on providing new experiences for the 3DS line. Speaking to Kotaku, Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime...

    • 3DS
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Reggie
  • Guide How To Unlock Mew In Pokémon: Let's Go On Nintendo Switch

    Clue: It involves spending money

    One of the burning questions for many Pokémon fans picking up Pokémon: Let's Go! on Switch will be how they can acquire one of the franchise's most famous monsters in the game: the mysterious Mew. Nintendo has been quite sneaky with this, as it has essentially locked Mew behind a paywall - to get the monster, you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Guides
    • Pokemon

YesterdayThu, 15th Nov 2018

  • Guide Which Pokémon GO Companion Device Is Best - Pokémon GO Plus, Poké Ball Plus Or The Go-tcha?

    Four options, but which is king?

    The launch of the Poké Ball Plus has given Pokémon GO players yet another option when it comes to expanding their gameplay experience and making it easier than ever to catch those monsters, boost those levels and spin those Pokéstops. The first unit to hit the market - the much-delayed Pokémon GO Plus - has been...

    • Guides
    • Features
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
  • News Reggie: N64 Classic Mini Is "Not In Our Planning Horizon", But Wouldn't Ever Rule It Out

    NES and SNES were "limited time opportunities"

    With the NES Classic hitting stores in 2016, and the SNES Classic following suit in 2017, it likely comes as no surprise that fans were expecting a potential Nintendo 64 Classic (the next home console in Nintendo's historic lineup) to arrive at some point this year. A couple of months ago, an N64...

    • N64
    • Retro
    • Nintendo
  • News Grab Some Lovely Pokémon: Let's Go Accessories With Nintendo UK's Build-Your-Own-Bundle Deal

    Hats, toys and accessories for everyone

    To celebrate tomorrow's release of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! on Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo Official UK Store has created a build-your-own-bundle offer, allowing fans to pick up some nice little extras with their game of choice. You can have four items in total and the bundle...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • UK
  • News EON Is Launching A Successor To Its Popular GameCube HD Adapter

    And it's got the blessing of Smash champ Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma

    We covered the EON GCHD not so long ago and found it to be a superb - if somewhat pricey - means of retrofitting your GameCube for the HD era without having to perform any awkward modifications. EON has today announced that it is producing a successor to the unit which promises...

    • Retro
    • GameCube
    • Hardware
  • News Battery Jam Is Bringing Its Splatoon and Bomberman-Inspired Chaos To Switch, And Its Out Next Week

    Tasty

    Halseo has revealed that its competitive, local multiplayer game Battery Jam will be arriving on Nintendo Switch next week in North America, with a European release scheduled shortly afterwards, too. If you're unfamiliar with this one, Battery Jam features four boisterous robots for players to choose from as they battle it out against their...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix - Unremarkable Turn-Based Tactics Destined To Get Lost In The Crowd

    By the numbers

    Early this year, when the three Mercenaries Saga games were brought together in the Chronicles collection on Switch, it offered impressive value for money if you were hungry for some Final Fantasy Tactics/Tactics Ogre-esque gameplay – although there were already other options. An absolute deluge of software in the intervening...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Mercenaries Wings
  • Competition Win Yourself A Diablo III Limited Edition Nintendo Switch

    Devilish

    To celebrate the launch of Diablo III Eternal Collection on Nintendo Switch our friends at Blizzard are allowing us to give away some excellent Diablo III prizes. First Prize will be a Limited Edition Diablo III Nintendo Switch console and we'll also have five Diablo III Nintendo Switch cases for runners up, how devilish! To be in with a...

    • Competitions
    • Diablo III
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Tries To Give ARMS A Leg-Up With New Party Crash Tournament Event

    The perfect time to get back in the ring?

    If there's one major Switch game that seems to have slipped from discussion lately, while still actually being deserving of a second chance, it's ARMS. This intriguing new Nintendo IP failed to make quite the same tidal waves as fellow newcomer Splatoon when it arrived on Switch last year, but it has managed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
  • News Get Discounts On Mario, Zelda, F-Zero And More With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards

    Some classic titles on offer!

    The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the chance to grab some great 3DS and Wii U games at discounted prices. We've got classic games from Nintendo's heavy-hitters this week, with a (mostly) retro theme running throughout proceedings, and even Star Fox and F-Zero...

    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
  • News Lots Of Rare amiibo Figures Appear To Be Getting Re-Runs For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Cloud Player 2, we need you

    With Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just around the corner, now's probably a good time to make sure you're all kitted out with every single amiibo you're hoping to secure for your collection. While getting your hands on your favourite is nowhere near as difficult as it used to be in the early days, some older figures are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • amiibo
  • Nintendo Download 15th November (North America)

    Pokémon Let's Go! Civilization VI! Warframe!

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

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Nintendo Download 15th November (Europe)

    Gotta download 'em all

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived (on time!), and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail - New Releases: Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! &...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Pokémon Let's Go And Smash Ultimate Pre-Orders Are The "Best We’ve Ever Seen" On Switch, Says Reggie

    "We’re exceptionally well prepared for the holidays"

    With Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! launching tomorrow - the latest entries into the super-popular Pokémon franchise, and first mainline games to appear on Switch - and the hotly anticipated Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launching just 21 days after, it's pretty safe to say that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Character Models And Props From The Pokémon Detective Pikachu Movie

    Up close and personal

    The newly-released trailer for the Pokémon: Detective Pikachu movie has sparked a great deal of interest from fans of the franchise, avid moviegoers, and pretty much everyone in between. With fans already discussing every second of the trailer, even finding a hilariously disturbing difference in the German version, it's clear...

    • Pokemon
    • Detective Pikachu
    • Movies
  • News Retro-Style Platformer Fox n Forests Is Getting A Gorgeous Limited Collectors Edition On Switch

    Update: Juicy contents now revealed

    Update: The store page has now updated with a product listing for the Collector's Edition (available here), detailing everything you'll get inside: Fox N Forests Game (Nintendo Switch) Fox N Forest Soundtrack CD Artbook Stickersheet Poster Postcard Set Original Article: Strictly Limited Games, a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokémon GO Update Brings CP Rebalancing, New Gen 4 Monsters And Poké Ball Plus Connectivity

    And some special 2km eggs!

    Following a recent update distribution across both Android and iOS, Pokémon GO developer Niantic has now implemented a splattering of changes and updates which add new features and a rebalancing of stats to the game. For competitive players, the CP rebalancing will likely be the most interesting part of the update. All...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
    • Updates
  • News Dragalia Lost Developer Outlines Its Plans For The App's Future

    Including an update on the story's next chapter

    Dragalia Lost has been a rather successful little endeavour for Nintendo and developer Cygames; we praised it for being a "remarkably well-executed ARPG" in our review earlier this month, and the game managed to generate $16 million in its first two weeks on sale, outperforming

    • Nintendo
    • Mobile
    • Updates
  • News The Escapists 2 Has Just Received Three New DLC Packs On Switch

    Time to breakout all over again

    Today sees the release of three - yes, three - new DLC packs for The Escapists 2 on Nintendo Switch. All three pieces of DLC have been previously released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, but arrive on Switch for the first time today. You can expect to be breaking out from a variety of unique prisons all over again...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
    • DLC
  • News Russian Nintendo CEO Caught Ranting On Official Live Stream As Management Breaks Down

    "I will fire you"

    Nintendo Russia CEO Yasha Haddaji Nintendo's Russian branch is seemingly rife with mismanagement. Following yesterday's news Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! would only be available in limited supplies - leaving many locals scratching their heads - a video has now emerged online of the Nintendo Russia CEO Yasha Haddaji losing his...

    • Business
    • Russia
    • Yasha Haddaji
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
  • News 99Vidas Brings Brazil-Inspired Beat 'Em Up Action To Switch eShop On 27th November

    Channelling the greats

    Despite the fact 2018 is nearly over, there are plenty of publishers and developers in recent months who are still announcing their games will be arriving before the end of the year. It's arguably crazy, as this period is best known nowadays to be dominated by AAA industry releases. The developer and publisher QUByte doesn't...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News PQube Drops PS Vita Support To Focus On Switch Development

    Moving on

    During a recent Twitch live stream, UK-based video game publisher PQube revealed it would be dropping support for the PS Vita to focus on Nintendo Switch development. The team apparently joked Sony didn't "like PS Vita games" anymore and said the handheld device was comparable to a bird that was unable to fly. Nintendo Switch is standing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Reggie Says Metroid Prime 4 Is Well Into Development

    No word on a release date

    We know Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aimé is excited about Metroid Prime 4. He's been recently spotted wearing appropriately-themed t-shirts and right now he's even training up with the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Former Xbox Exclusive Ms. Splosion Man Blasts Onto Switch eShop Next Week

    Freedom at last

    The former Xbox Live Arcade exclusive Ms. Splosion Man is seemingly making the Switch on 22nd November. Originally published by Microsoft in 2011, Twisted Pixel - the developer behind this critically-praised platformer - has since become independent, allowing its once limited release to roam free. This news stems from European and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Wednesday14th Nov 2018

  • Reminder Three New NES Games Have Launched On Switch Today, Plus Another Bonus SP Version

    NES games for everyone

    As promised, today sees another trio of retro delights hit the Nintendo Switch Online - Nintendo Entertainment System library of games (plus a special bonus version, too). If you're subscribed to the service, here's what you can expect to find joining your collection. The three main additions this month are Metroid, Mighty...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • Rumour PlatinumGames Is Working On Three Switch Titles

    One, two, three...

    Another rumour has surfaced online. This time it's regarding the Japanese developer PlatinumGames - a company originally founded in 2007 after a merger between Seeds Inc. and Odd Inc. According to Nintendo Insider, the developer has a total of three games currently in development for Nintendo Switch. The first, as we've known...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • PlatinumGames
    • Hideki Kamiya
  • Random Detective Pikachu's German Voice Is Creeping People Out, And For Good Reason

    "Pika pika"

    If you've finally managed to contain your excitement after seeing the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie trailer reveal the other day, then we're very sorry to thrust it back into your eyeballs for another experience you won't forget in a hurry. Today, friends, we're going to meet the German version of Detective Pikachu, and then probably...

    • Random
    • Pokemon
    • Detective Pikachu
    • Movies
  • News The Diablo III HOME Menu Icon On Nintendo Switch Has Finally Been Updated

    Hell, it's about time

    When Diablo III: Eternal Collection unleashed hell on the Switch at the start of November, the game was widely praised for being a port that didn't cut corners or content just to make the experience function and fit on Nintendo's hybrid device. One of the few criticisms around the time of the launch was linked to the game's...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Hardware Bundle Deals For Christmas 2018

    Which Switch this Xmas?

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

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
    • Features
  • Video Nintendo Really Wants You To Know That The Switch Has More Than 1,000 Games

    We know, Ninty, we know

    Towards the end of last month, Nintendo uploaded a YouTube video to advertise the fact that the Switch is now home to over 1,000 games. Just in case you weren't aware, or perhaps in an attempt to really drive the message home, a new trailer has been released today which boasts that fact once again. We get the message,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
  • News Artificial Shortages Of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Rob Russian Fans Of Choice

    "Russians don’t recognise any other Pokémon but Pikachu"

    Since the franchise’s beginning, one of defining features of the Pokémon series has been the policy of releasing two “different but equal” versions. However, it seems that in Russia, some creatures are more equal than others. Local Nintendo fans have noticed that, while they...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Russia
  • News Luigi's Mansion Scares Away The Competition To Snag Number One In The Japanese Charts

    Switch sales at highest for some time

    Japanese chart figures are now in for 5th November - 11th November, and the new 3DS release of Luigi's Mansion has spooked its way right to the very top. Our favourite vacuum-wielding, green hat-wearing plumber's ghostly adventure shifted 27,370 retail units in the region last week, narrowly beating Call of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Here's Your First Look At Pokémon GO Dev Niantic’s Upcoming Harry Potter AR Game

    Accio trailer!

    Last year, Niantic – the development team behind Pokémon Go – announced it would be partnering with Warner Bros. to create a brand new augmented reality mobile game – Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Since then, it’s been deathly quiet, with virtually no news around the upcoming mobile title. However, a (brief) new teaser...

    • Pokemon GO
    • Niantic
    • Mobile
    • Harry Potter
    • Pokemon
  • News Dark Souls: Remastered Switch Update Fixes Crashes And Improves Animations

    Make sure to update

    Dark Souls: Remastered has just received an update on Nintendo Switch, fixing crashes and other issues to improve the game's overall performance. Not an awful lot has been said about the game since it launched on Switch last month, but that doesn't mean that developer FromSoftware hasn't been quietly working away on improvements...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dark Souls
    • Updates
  • News Scratch That Stardew Valley Multiplayer Itch With Harvest Life, A New Cutesy Farming Sim On Switch

    Releases later this month

    A quick look at our comment sections and forums tells us that you guys love your adorable, farming simulator adventures, with the ever-popular Stardew Valley taking centre stage on Switch. While we all wait for that game's upcoming multiplayer update, though, you might be interested in checking out Harvest Life

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Columbus Circle Is Releasing A Converter That Lets You Play Game Boy Color Games On Your SNES

    Colour me excited

    The Super Game Boy was great, especially if you were a Nintendo fan who was short on cash and wanted to extract as much enjoyment as possible from your small library of games. Being able to experience your Game Boy games on the big screen was a real boon, and if you're anything like us then you'll have many happy memories of...

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • Game Boy
    • Hardware
  • News Mega Drive Kickstarter Success Xeno Crisis Is Getting A Limited Physical Edition On Switch

    Don't mind if we do

    Bitmap Bureau has revealed that Xeno Crisis - an arcade-style shooter set to launch for the 30-year-old Sega Mega Drive - will also be receiving a physical release on Nintendo Switch. You may remember that, right at the start of the year, we reported on the game's Kickstarter progress, noting that a $65,000 stretch goal was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Retro
    • Mega Drive
  • Review Valiant Hearts: The Great War - An Aptly-Timed Switch Port If Ever There Was One

    Somme achievement

    For all the games out there that are ostensibly about war, precious few of them handle the subject with any real depth or elegance. Such games tend to be all about the brutal mechanics of war rather than the exacting toll it takes on people and places. Valiant Hearts: The Great War, by contrast, is one of the most humane war games...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Valiant Hearts
  • News Brains Behind Yooka-Laylee Demaster Wanted To Recreate "The Good Old Days"

    Bringing back the past

    For a while now, Playtonic has been busy working on a free N64-inspired visual update for Yooka-Laylee. In a recent Q and A on Playtonic's website, Technical Director Jens Restermeier - the brains behind the operation - spoke about ideas and challenges encountered along the way: When we decided we were going to implement...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Switch Nindies Nominated Across Multiple Categories At The Game Awards

    Will Celeste be the best?

    It's that time of year again where you can now vote for your favourite games. Yes, this year's Game Awards have arrived. Once again, Nintendo releases dominate the family category along with Ubisoft's Starlink: Battle for Atlas and Team 17's Overcooked 2. Square Enix's Switch exclusive

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • The Game Awards
    • Nindies
  • News R-Type Dimensions EX Lands On Switch At The End Of The Month

    Bydo beware!

    Shmup aficionados can circle their calendars on 28th November, the date that R-Type Dimensions EX releases on the Switch eShop, at long last adding Irem's revered, evil alien empire shooter to the ever-growing list of shoot 'em ups on Nintendo's hybrid system. If you're unfamiliar with this iteration of Irem's classic, know that it is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Blazing Chrome Will Bring Its Classic Arcade Side-Scrolling Action To Switch Early Next Year

    Co-op mode supported

    Publisher The Arcade Crew and developer Joymasher have revealed that Blazing Chrome will be running and gunning its way to Switch early next year. This retro-inspired co-op battle to save Earth has been treated to a new gameplay clip (up above), giving us a glimpse of the devastated environments awaiting players ready to fight...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Crashlands - A Neat Survival RPG Which Can't Quite Keep Repetition At Bay

    Fat of the lands

    Back in 2016, Butterscotch Shenanigans brought Crashlands and its top-down mix of RPG questing and crafting to PC and mobile, but its simplified approach to both proved to be a far more suitable experience for smartphones and tablets than it was for the world of keyboards and mice. Question is, almost three years on, will Nintendo...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Crashlands
  • News Atomic Robo-Kid, Forgotten Hero Of The '80s, Is Coming To Switch This Week

    The robot once called "Dusty Bin with lasers"

    Japanese publisher Hamster has revealed that it will be bringing UPL Co., Ltd's likeable '80s coin-op hit Atomic Robo-Kid to the Nintendo Switch as part of its Arcade Archives series. The game hits the Japanese eShop tomorrow with a price tag of just ¥823. If you'll forgive us for getting all...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Atomic Robo Kid
    • Hamster
    • Japan
  • News Dive Into ABZÛ When It Swims Onto Nintendo Switch At The End Of November

    From the creative minds behind Journey

    Out of the blue, the appropriately-named developer Giant Squid, in partnership with independent publisher 505 Games, have announced the 2016 title ABZÛ will make a splash on Switch on 29th November for $19.99. Several members of the development team previously worked on the highly-praised 2012 PlayStation...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Fortnite's Latest Update Scraps Controversial Glider Redeploy, Adds Mounted Turrets And New Food Fight Mode

    Burger Royale

    Fortnite is being updated to version 6.30 today, bringing with it the usual bucket load of changes that are sure to change the way you play. Interestingly, developer Epic Games has also decided to remove the controversial glider redeploy function that has been speeding up matches over the last few weeks. Starting as a limited time...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Updates
  • News Henk Rogers On His First Impressions Of Tetris And Persuading Nintendo To Bundle It With The Game Boy

    Not a bad decision, huh?

    At this point, everyone and their cat knows about Tetris; the highscore-chasing, block-placing phenomenon has sold hundreds of millions of copies around the world, captivating the minds of its players for years on end. One cog in the Tetris success machine is Henk Rogers, a game designer known for securing the rights to...

    • Retro
    • Tetris
    • Game Boy
    • Nintendo
  • News Rock Boshers DX: Director's Cut Brings "Exceedingly Retro" Arcade Gameplay To Switch Next Month

    Pre-orders go live tomorrow

    Tikipod Ltd has shared with us a brand new trailer for Rock Boshers DX: Director's Cut, revealing that the game will be headed to Switch early next month. Described as an "exceedingly retro arcade adventure", Rock Boshers DX has you travelling back to the 1880s to help a young Queen Victoria fight her way across Mars in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Brush Up On Your Gaming Music Knowledge With A Diggin' In The Carts Radio Marathon This Weekend

    Final episode airs this week

    A little while ago, we reported on the return of Diggin' In The Carts - an eight-part radio series which has been celebrating all different aspects of video game music over the last few weeks. With special guests including none other than Donkey Kong Country composer David Wise, the show has been going along swimmingly,...

    • Music
    • Retro

Tuesday13th Nov 2018

  • Review Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! - The Perfect Entry Point For Newcomers, A Nostalgia Trip For Veterans

    Revisiting Kanto 20 years on

    With the Switch gearing up for its second holiday season on the market, the time has finally come for the hybrid machine to get its first taste of core series Pokémon action. Acting as a reimagining of Pokémon Yellow – an already enhanced version of the series’ first titles Pokémon Red and Blue – Pokémon: Let's...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Lets Go
  • News Nintendo Wins $12 Million From Trademark And Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

    An expensive settlement

    Earlier this year in July, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against two ROM and emulator websites at the federal court in the US state of Arizona for trademark and copyright infringement. The latest development is the owners and operators of these now-defunct websites - a married couple - have agreed to a settlement exceeding $12...

    • Nintendo
    • Legal
  • News Nintendo Reveals Money-Saving Black Friday Deals For Switch And 2DS In The US

    Grab yourself a bargain

    Nintendo has shared details on some upcoming Black Friday deals for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 2DS in the US. As you'd expect, these offers save buyers a nice chunk of cash, and we've even been treated to a brand new video starring Luigi to take a closer look. First up is a Nintendo Switch system with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo 2DS
    • 3DS
  • Hardware Review Poké Ball Plus - The Most Imperfect Perfect Accessory You Could Imagine

    Balls up?

    Nintendo – perhaps unlike any other games company – understands the connection between video gaming and the physical world. That might sound like a rather silly statement to make as every firm involved in the making of interactive entertainment has to consider how the player will interact physically with the game itself, but with...

    • Hardware Review
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
  • News "Realistic Pokémon" Artist Landed Detective Pikachu Movie Job After Being Discovered On Google

    A dream come true

    A little under 24 hours ago, the internet buckled under the pressure of excitement, confusion, disgust, wonder, and more, all experienced by Pokémon fans who had seen the new Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie trailer. The realistic CGI left many seriously impressed - often after an initial dose of shock - as we've never really seen...

    • Pokemon
    • Movies
    • Detective Pikachu
  • News Five Nights At Freddy's Creator Is Bringing The Original Scares To Switch

    Are you afraid of the dark?

    If you love cheap jump scares, we've got fantastic news - the creator of the Five Nights at Freddy's series will be bringing his point-and-click survival horror titles to the Nintendo Switch at some point in the near future. In a recent post over on the Steam Community discussion boards, series creator Scott Cawthon...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide All Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! Switch Games, Bundles, and Accessories and Where to Buy Them

    Let’s Go!

    The moment we’ve all been waiting for is nearly here. Undoubtedly, one of the two biggest Nintendo Switch games of the year, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! launches in just over two weeks, so there’s not long left to ensure you’ve got yourself a copy. Uber fans will probably want more than just the game...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokémon: Let’s Go
  • News Monster Sanctuary Blends Pokémon With Metroidvania, And It Just Smashed Its Switch Kickstarter Goal

    One to keep an eye on

    If you love yourself a bit of Metroidvania exploration, Pokémon-like monster-taming RPG, and nostalgic retro vibes, you'll probably find yourself pretty intrigued by Monster Sanctuary. This game blends all of the above, with combat focusing on team synergy and combos to try and distance itself from other popular franchises...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kickstarter
  • News The Switch eShop Finally Adds Search Filters For Genre, Price Range And More

    Hallelujah!

    The Nintendo Switch eShop has just been hit with a new update, finally adding a selection of easy-to-access search filters which should help players to find brand new games. The Switch eShop - and its frankly ridiculous approach to organisation and structure - has sparked countless comments from frustrated users over the past year and a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Get Into The Christmas Spirit With This Super Mario LED Wreath, Available Now

    Show off in style

    Amazingly, the holiday season is almost upon us once again, with time flying by at a pace that would beat Santa Claus himself in the world's strangest racing event yet. Luckily, though, for those wanting to get into the festive spirit, this Super Mario-themed wreath might just be the perfect thing. Released exclusively through...

    • Super Mario
    • Accessories
  • News Bandai Namco Is Set To Release A "Large-Scale Crafting Game" Called Ninja Box On Switch

    Make your own secret bases

    Bandai Namco has revealed a brand new project called Ninja Box, and it's currently in the works for Nintendo Switch. The news comes from the latest issue of the monthly CoroCoro magazine, where the game has been described as a "super large-scale crafting game". According to Siliconera, the game features a ninja called...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Full Metal Furies - A Fantastic Fusion Of Role-Playing, Puzzle-Solving And Good, Old-Fashioned Beat 'Em Up Action

    Girl power

    Cellar Door Games put itself on the map with the release of Rogue Legacy, a critically lauded roguelike sidescroller that in some ways set a trend still being followed by indies today, but the studio later went on to release a new game, Full Metal Furies, to much less fanfare. There were plenty of factors that resulted in the studio's...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Full Metal Furies
  • News A Garish Neo Geo Mini Christmas Edition Is On The Way With More Games Included

    Now with 48 titles

    SNK has announced that the Neo Geo Mini is set to receive a limited edition Christmas variant which will come with more games included. This edition has 48 games available to play, as opposed to the standard edition's 40. From the 48 titles set to be available in the Christmas edition, nine are not available on the standard and...

    • Retro
    • SNK
    • Neo Geo
    • Neo Geo Mini
  • News Nippon Ichi Reveals Destiny Connect, A Brand New Original RPG For Switch

    Also coming to PS4

    Nippon Ichi Software has revealed a brand new original game called Destiny Connect, with a Japanese Switch release date already secured. The game has been announced in this week's Famitsu magazine, which has provided a few early details about what we can expect when it launches. The game is an RPG directed by Yoshihiko Toda, set...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Battle Princess Madelyn Fights Its Way To Switch On 6th December, Wii U Version Coming Next Year

    Smash Bros. Eve?

    Causal Bit Games and Hound Picked Games have shared a brand new trailer for Battle Princess Madelyn, revealing that the game will arrive on Switch on 6th December in the process. Heavily influenced by the likes of Ghouls 'n Ghosts and Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon's Trap, the game follows the story of a young knight

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Wii U
  • Rumour Dataminers Uncover SMITE Founder's Pack For Nintendo Switch

    The gods are coming

    More evidence suggesting Hi-Rez Studios' MOBA - SMITE - is on its way to the Nintendo Switch eShop has been uncovered. The same datamining website for the game has now located a founder's pack - specifically for Nintendo's hybrid system. You might recall Paladins also received a founder's pack prior to its own Switch release,...

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  • Video Upcoming Sandbox RPG My Time At Portia Gets A Crafty New Trailer

    Quite literally

    Team17 has today released a brand new trailer for the upcoming My Time at Portia, giving us a good look at the crafting element of the game. If you've forgotten what this one's all about (we first heard about it heading to Switch way back in January) then let us quickly fill you in. You arrive in the enchanting town of Portia, ready...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Switch eShop
  • News Marvel Comic Book Legend Stan Lee Has Passed Away At 95 Years Of Age

    "A superhero in his own right"

    Comic book legend Stan Lee has passed away at 95 years of age. He was the co-founder and editor-in-chief at Marvel Comics and responsible for the co-creation of many well-known superheroes such as Spider-Man, Fantastic Four and X-Men. The loss of Lee is rather significant to the video game industry as his creations...

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    • Spider-Man
  • Video Switch Puzzler Memorrha Gets Its First Gorgeous Gameplay Trailer

    Release window pushed back just a little

    A few months ago, after it was revealed that the ever-popular The Witness would not be making it to Switch, Korion Games stepped up to the plate with Memorrha, a lovely looking puzzler set to arrive on the console

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Switch eShop
  • News Kingdom: Two Crowns Introduces Shogun Era On Switch This December

    "A challenge awaits all who seek it"

    During Nintendo's Nindie showcase in March 2017, Raw Fury's Kingdom: Two Crowns was confirmed for the Switch eShop. Now, after all this time, the developer has finally revealed the game where you lead a kingdom and make tough decisions will arrive on 11th December. Alongside this release date announcement is the...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hoverbike Racing RPG Desert Child Releases On Switch eShop Next Month

    "Yeah nah ay, she'll be right"

    Self-proclaimed Prime Minister of Australia Oscar Brittain and also the creator of Desert Child has revealed his upcoming Switch eShop release - published by Akupara Games - will be available on 11th December. This racing game, containing RPG elements, has you speeding about on vintage hoverbikes as you attempt to...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Let Your Dog Be The Hero In Mimpi Dreams, A Puzzle-Platformer Hitting Switch This Week

    With "funny characters and gentle humour"

    Indie publisher and developer Dreadlocks Ltd has revealed that Mimpi Dreams, a "casual" puzzle-platformer game, is jumping onto the Switch eShop this week. The game features the central character Mimpi, a cute little dog who dreams of being a hero. Mimpi's dreams don't only consist of gathering bones,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Monday12th Nov 2018

  • News What Happened To Spyro: Reignited Trilogy Coming To The Switch?

    "We do not have any other platforms to announce at this time."

    Readers with good memories may recall that Spyro: Reignited Trilogy looked like a dead cert for the Nintendo Switch earlier this year; not only was there the appearance of a Switch listing on the game's official site, but Nintendo itself even carried a listing for

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Activision
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  • Video The Pokémon Detective Pikachu Movie's First Official Trailer Has Landed

    We weren't expecting this...

    The first official trailer for the upcoming Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie has officially arrived, giving us our very first look at the film in action. As you can see above, the trailer gives us a good look at how the Pokémon have been adapted to work on the big screen alongside their human counterparts, with...

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    • Movies
  • News This Wireless Nintendo 64 "Pro-Style" Controller Is Hitting Stores Early Next Year

    Nintendo Sixty-Freedom

    Video game peripheral manufacturer Hyperkin has revealed that it will be releasing a "pro-style" wireless controller for use with your beloved Nintendo 64. Named the 'Admiral', this controller uses a Bluetooth dongle to wirelessly connect to your console. As you can immediately tell, the design sacrifices the famous trident...

    • N64
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  • News Isaac Might Not Be Playable In Smash Ultimate, But Fans Spread The Love With #GoldenSunday Messages

    A celebration of all things Golden Sun

    Golden Sun, and especially its lead protagonist Isaac, has seen an awful lot of love and attention over the last few months thanks to countless Super Smash Bros. Ultimate rumours; many believed that Isaac would become a playable character in the game thanks to various speculation efforts shared online, but the...

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  • Random That New Smash Bros. Ultimate Trailer Seems To Sync Perfectly With Almost Every Song

    We have a new meme, friends

    Just yesterday, Nintendo shared a brand new trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate promoting "more fighters, more battles, more fun". What the marketing team didn't realise (or maybe they did and this was planned all along) is that the trailer seems to sync up with almost every song imaginable, sometimes with unbelievably...

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  • News THQ Nordic Announces Another Three Games For Switch, All Launching In 2019

    They just keep coming...

    THQ Nordic has just revealed three new games for Nintendo Switch. All titles are expected to launch for the console in 2019 and will be available both digitally, and from retail stores. Being the lovely bunch that we are, we've gone ahead and provided you with trailers (apart from for the first game - sorry!), information,...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Hardware Review AAXA S1 LED Mini Projector For Switch - Brighter Than The Competition, And 720p, Too

    The OJO Projector has a serious rival

    The portable nature of the Switch has created a perhaps unexpected demand for super-compact and mobile LED projectors, and we’ve already seen the OJO Projector come and go in all of its 480p resolution goodness. While OJO is hard at work on a successor which, it says, will improve on its likeable first...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware Review
    • AAXA
    • Accessories
    • Hardware
  • Review Road Redemption - A Rough But Riveting Road Rash Revival

    Looks like your Rash is back

    In this era of reboots, remasters and re-releases, it’s surprising that a number of EA’s classic 16-bit games have never been given the modern treatment: Desert Strike, Road Rash, FIFA… all remain trapped in the ‘90s, never to be resurrected (Okay, maybe not FIFA). Nine years ago, developer Ian Fisch decided it...

    • Reviews
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    • Road Redemption
  • Video Learn About Nintendo's Failed Harry Potter Pitch For The N64

    Expelliarmus!

    With the sequel to Fantastic Beasts arriving in cinemas worldwide on 16th November, there's no better time to talk about the secret history of the Harry Potter video game series. In a new Did You Know Gaming video, independent game researcher Liam Robertson takes a look at Nintendo's failed Harry Potter pitch during the N64 era. Prior...

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    • Nintendo
    • Retro
    • Harry Potter
  • Video New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Clip Promotes More Fighters, Stages And Fun

    Absolutely captivating

    Up until recently, Nintendo's mainstream marketing efforts have been predominantly focused on Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! as the big release draws closer. Taking some of the limelight off the new entries in the Pokémon series, Nintendo has now uploaded a one-minute animated clip for Super Smash Bros...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Carnival Games - Perfect Family Fun And Another Solid Switch Couch-Play Option

    Fair play

    Looking back, Nintendo Wii ended up with a huge library of games to its name, including some much-loved classics (and quite a few duds, if we’re honest). But who would have thought a third-party multiplayer title about carnival mini-games would have proved to be one of the system’s biggest sellers? For all its faults, Carnival Funfair...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Carnival Games
  • Nintendo Download 8th November (Europe)

    The email is finally in!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived promptly (sorry!), and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail - New Releases: Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two...

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    • Europe
  • Random US Jewellery Store Offering Free Switch With Every Purchase Over $1,199

    Hey, big spender

    US jewellery retailer Helzberg Diamonds is hoping to get a few extra sales this holiday season thanks to a very unique promotion. From now until 24th December, customers who spend more than $1,199 will receive a bonus Nintendo Switch with any purchase they make. As Destructoid notes, Helzberg Diamonds makes it out as a free...

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  • News Lumines Remastered On Switch Is The Best-Selling Version Of The Game

    Another success story

    The Switch is the ideal system for puzzle games with its portable and tabletop modes, so it's no surprise to hear the rhythm-based puzzler Lumines Remastered has been incredibly well received on Nintendo's hybrid platform. Released in June earlier this year after its initial reveal in March, the original creator Tetsuya...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Was "Extremely Supportive" Of Nippon Ichi During Switch Development Of Disgaea 5

    Heck yea, doods

    Nippon Ichi Software - the Japanese developer and publisher best known for Disgaea on the Switch in recent times - has had plenty of success thanks to its release of Disgaea 5 Complete. In last month's issue of Edge magazine, company President Sohei Niikawa discussed how Disgaea 5 was "practically" a launch title for the Switch and...

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    • Nintendo
    • NIS
  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Zooms Back To Sixth Place In UK Charts, Other Mario Titles Just Miss Top Ten

    A quiet week for new releases

    UK chart figures are now in for last week's software sales, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe leading the charge for Nintendo's efforts with a sixth-place spot in a relatively quiet week for new releases. Red Dead Redemption 2 has managed to stay firmly in the top-place position for the third week running, with Call of Duty:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Nippon Marathon Brings Its Japanese Game Show Madness To Switch Just In Time For Christmas

    A party racer

    PQube and developer Onion Soup Interactive have shared a brand new trailer for the upcoming party racer Nippon Marathon, revealing that the game will be available on 17th December. Featuring a song performance from no other than Diana Garnet, the singer of the Naruto: Shippuden outro, this new trailer gives us a good look at some of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Switch Version Of Aragami: Shadow Edition Has Been Delayed Until Early 2019

    "We're in no rush"

    Lince Works and Merge Games have announced that the upcoming Switch version of Aragami: Shadow Edition has been delayed until early 2019. The game was originally set for release this fall. If you've missed the news on this one previously, Aragami is an action-adventure stealth game that was originally released on other platforms...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Sunday11th Nov 2018

  • Guide The Best Micro SD Cards For Nintendo Switch

    Get a great deal on a Nintendo Switch micro SD card

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

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    • Micro SD Cards
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  • News Indie Devs Explain Why Their Games Are Successful On Nintendo Switch

    Aspiring developers take note

    It's evident indie games are selling well on the Nintendo Switch with ongoing reports of successful sales, but why exactly do these games continue to perform so well on this particular platform? At PAX Australia in October, a bunch of indie developers got together for a special panel in an attempt to shed some light on...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Feature How One Magazine Told The World About Pokémon

    "This felt like real magic"

    Paul Davies is a game design consultant, editorial manager and writer who has been working in the UK games industry since the early '90s. During his career, he has edited best-selling publications such as Nintendo Magazine System and Computer & Video Games, and has contributed to countless other sites and magazines...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Pokemon
    • Game Boy
  • News Campo Santo Co-Founder Says Firewatch Is "Very Close" To Release On Switch

    But will it arrive before the end of 2018?

    Campo Santo's award-winning 2016 title Firewatch was revealed for the Nintendo Switch earlier this year in April and has since gone missing. When it was originally announced, it was said to be arriving at some point in the near future. With 2018 nearly over, it's left us wondering if it will still show up...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Messenger's Quality Of Life Update Will Be Ready "Sometime" This Month

    Adds New Game Plus mode and more

    One of the standout indie releases this year has been The Messenger - developed by Sabotage and published by Devolver Digital. Released in August on the Switch eShop, the 2D side-scroller draws inspiration from the original Ninja Gaiden game and enhances the experience with elements of 8-bit and 16-bit time travel...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
  • News Rival Megagun Brings Competitive Shmup Action To Switch On 29th November

    Be the best

    The endless supply of shoot 'em up releases on Nintendo Switch continues. Degica and Spacewave Software have announced Rival Megagun will be released later this month on 29th November. The title was first confirmed for the Switch and multiple other platforms earlier this year in April. The game puts a competitive twist on the classic...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Toast Time: Smash Up! Is A Multiplayer Brawler Out On Switch eShop Next Week

    Fresh from the oven

    If you happen to enjoy toasties, baguettes, crumpets, bagels, bread crumbs and laser beams, Toast Time: Smash Up! by indie developer Force of Habit might just be the game for you. This pixelated multiplayer brawler based on the "cult smash hit" Toast Time will be released exclusively on the Switch eShop on 16th November and is...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Saturday10th Nov 2018

  • News Team Cherry Has Cancelled The Physical Version Of Hollow Knight

    "We will investigate other ways to deliver physical versions"

    Given the success of Hollow Knight on the Switch eShop, it made sense for its developer Team Cherry to consider a physical edition in order to continue sales momentum. To make this happen, the talented people behind the title partnered with Skybound Games - a division of Skybound...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Overwatch Director Says Blizzard Is "Very Open-Minded" About Switch Release

    "We would love to do it"

    Now Diablo III: Eternal Collection has finally unleashed hell on the Switch, discussions have been raised about other Blizzard titles that could potentially be released on Nintendo's hybrid device. Previously, the company said StarCraft is unlikely, Overwatch is

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Blizzard
  • Random Chris Pratt Teams Up With Epic Games To Promote Fortnite In South Korea

    Growing the game

    Epic Games is getting richer by the day thanks to its free-to-play battle royale sensation Fortnite. The marketing has very much fueled its success, with the company partnering with globally recognised brands and even going as far as dropping giant objects from the game in actual deserts. NFL outfits were

    • Random
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    • South Korea
  • News Katamari Damacy Reroll Demo Arrives On 7th December

    Roll before you buy

    In the latest episode of Nintendo Minute, hosts Kit and Krysta went hands-on with the upcoming Bandai Namco release Katamari Damacy Reroll. For anyone who hasn't played this weird and wonderful game, there's no need to worry, as a demo for the Switch version will apparently arrive on 7th December - the same day as the title's...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Hat-Wearing Pikachu Promo For Ultra Sun And Moon Commemorates Pokémon Television Series

    Travelling together for over 20 years

    To commemorate Ash Ketchum and Pikachu travelling together for more than 20 years in the Pokémon television series, The Pokémon Company is running a limited time event where you can redeem a total of five Pikachu in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. These distributions match the ones from last year (minus the Kanto...

    • Pokemon
    • Pikachu
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (November 10th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Once again, we find ourselves at the end of another week, and now it's time for Team Nintendo Life to gather 'round and discuss all of the lovely games we'll be playing over the next couple of days. We've got demon slaying, RPG beating, and even some real-life Pokémon catching on the agenda this week, so make...

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

Friday9th Nov 2018

  • Feature 10 Facts You Should Know About Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC

    Everything we know about future development

    With the base roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate finally revealed, all new fighter and stage wishes and speculation now falls to DLC. Although the content itself has yet to be revealed, there are several things we do know for sure about the future DLC of Ultimate. There will be five DLC sets with each...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • DLC
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • News Nintendo Reiterates It Has "Absolutely No Plans" To Offer First-Party Games As Cross-Platform Titles

    Will support external publishers, however

    With cross-platform play being a hot topic in the gaming world at the moment, publishers are no doubt feeling more pressure than ever before to ensure that their games can be played across all major systems. Of course, system exclusives naturally steer clear of this mentality, and Nintendo has unsurprisingly...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Switch Online Service Had A "Good" Launch, Focus Will Now Shift To Boosting Its Appeal

    More physical bonuses to come?

    Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has revealed that the Nintendo Switch Online service has had a "good" launch, noting that the company's focus is now on boosting its appeal to secure more subscribers and convince early adopters to stick around. It was recently revealed that more than 50% of Switch players who have...

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    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Get Hollow For A Crazy Cheap Price On The Switch In North America Right Now

    90 percent discount

    "The only thing that I can truly be sure of is the constant, pervading feeling I have deep inside. I'm empty. I'm hollow." This is some of the deep philosophy which you'll find in Forever Entertainment's Hollow, which landed on the Switch eShop way back in February. While on the face of it, this scary first-person action game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
  • News Strategy Guide Publisher Prima Games Is Shutting Down After 28 Years

    End of an era

    It has been revealed that Prima Games, the largest video game strategy guide publisher in the US, will be closing down after 28 years. The announcement comes from Prima Games' parent company DK, which has shared its "extremely difficult decision" to no longer commission guides and its intention of discontinuing all Prima Games...

    • Prima Games
    • Industry
  • Video Fixing The Bluetooth Headphone Blues on Switch

    Teeny-tiny adapter saves the day

    The lack of any Bluetooth headphone support on the Switch is something that's riled up a fair few people in the past, and rightly so; it's not unreasonable to expect it in a modern device. But as luck would have it, third parties do what Nintendon't, and one of those companies is GuliKit. They've only gone and made...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Bluetooth
  • Review Forgotton Anne - A Beautiful Blend Of Anime And Puzzle-Platforming That Makes You Forget Its Faults

    Forgive and forget

    A video game which genuinely looks and feels like an interactive cartoon is a long-held dream for many gamers and we’ve seen some impressive attempts over the years. As far back as the 16-bit era, pixel art classics like Yoshi’s Island showcased beautiful art that nodded at the medium of traditional animation, but modern tech...

    • Reviews
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    • Forgotton Anne
  • News Nintendo Suspending Wii Video Streaming Services Early Next Year

    The end of an era

    Netflix recently sent out an email notifying users Nintendo will be suspending all video streaming services on the Wii - including the Netflix Channel - at the end of January 2019. Here's the full message below, courtesy of a post on Reddit: Unfortunately, Nintendo will suspend all video streaming services on Wii—including the...

    • Nintendo
    • Wii
  • News Super Mario Party Bundle Arrives In North America On 16th November

    Available for $99.99

    Japan, Europe and even other countries such as South Korea previously had announcements for Super Mario Party bundles and now it is North America's turn. On 16th November, a Super Mario Party bundle containing a neon green and neon yellow Joy-Con will be released for $99.99. Below is Nintendo's official tweet: In case you're...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Pokémon Developer Game Freak Opens Its Own Twitter And YouTube Accounts

    In 2018...

    Game Freak, the Japanese video game developer best known for the ridiculously popular Pokémon series, has now opened its very own Twitter and YouTube accounts. The studio already has a rarely-used Facebook page, but it appears that these new social media platforms are set to be used on a much more frequent basis. Game Freak's first ever...

    • Pokemon
    • Game Freak
    • Nintendo
  • News Kirby Star Allies Update Introduces New Dream Friends And Adds Challenge Mode

    Arrives 30th November

    Later this month on 30th November, Kirby Star Allies on Nintendo Switch is receiving its 'wave three' update which will add a bunch of new characters and a special challenge mode to the game for free. After teasing much of this DLC content in Japanese, Nintendo has now released a prolonged video in the west which runs for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
    • Kirby
  • News Trine Enhanced Edition Is Available Now On Switch, Second And Third Games To Follow

    Three's company

    Trine Enchanted Edition hits the Nintendo Switch eShop today, and developer Forzenbyte has revealed that the second and third games are also coming to the console in the fullness of time. We already had a hunch that Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power was on its way thanks to an en

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Trine
  • Review Battlezone Gold Edition - A Great Switch Port That Proves There's Life After VR

    Tanked up

    It can be quite the challenge bringing a game from the normal ‘static’ experience of playing on a TV to the immersion of virtual reality, and we’ve seen plenty of successes and abject failures as a result. But what about when a title that’s specifically been built for VR makes the jump back to a more traditional visual setup? Can...

    • Reviews
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    • Battlezone Gold Edition
  • News Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Physical Listing Reveals Season Pass

    DLC seemingly on the way

    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes by Grasshopper Manufacture is due out on 18th January 2019. Even though it's not being officially classed as the next mainline entry in the series, according to multiple website listings including Amazon and GameStop

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • No More Heroes
  • News Breaking Into The Chinese Games Market Won't Be Easy, Says Nintendo

    A massive market, but one that isn't without its challenges

    Nintendo's recent investor's Q&A document is now live in English, and a few little pieces of info that weren't covered in the translation of the Japanese version have now come to light - one of which involves the company's plans to expand into China. Nintendo has recently made deals...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • China
    • Shuntaro Furukawa
  • News N++ Is Getting A Physical Release On Switch Thanks To Super Rare Games, Out Next Week

    Only 4,000 copies available

    Super Rare Games has revealed that it will be bringing a physical version of N++ to Nintendo Switch. The game will go on sale on 15th November. Despite only forming in February of this year, Super Rare Games has become one of the leading publishers for physical indie games on Switch. We've recently seen the likes of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases