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  • Video Introducing The C-Force C-Air, An External 4K Monitor For Your Nintendo Switch

    But how well does it actually work?

    Looking for external monitor solutions for your Nintendo Switch? Then the C-FORCE C-air might be the ultra-slim and portable screen you've been looking for! Our US-based video producer Zion Grassl recently got a chance to demo an earlier version of this product with the Nintendo Switch. It's certainly handy if you...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories

YesterdayFri, 20th Sep 2019

  • Feature A Look To The Past - All The Legend Of Zelda Remasters And Remakes

    Wielding the Remaster Sword

    From the moment of its first reveal the Switch remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening captured Zelda fans’ attention with its eye-catching diorama aesthetic and reimagining of a classic. The Game Boy original transposed the top-down style of A Link to the Past on Super NES to a handheld in a way few thought...

    • Features
    • Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda
  • Guide Untitled Goose Game Walkthrough - Puzzle Solutions And To-Do List Objectives

    How to be a horrible goose

    Untitled Goose Game is a game in which you assume the role of an annoying waterfowl and cause merry mayhem in a sleepy village, just because you can. It's a sandbox title which rewards experimentation, but there are a set number of objectives you have to undertake if you want to complete it. We've covered the entire game...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Untitled Goose Game
    • Features
  • News Upcoming Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC Reportedly Detailed Ahead Of Release

    Spotted in a Japanese guidebook

    As you'll no doubt be aware if you're an eager Fire Emblem fan, there's plenty of DLC on the way for Fire Emblem: Three Houses on Nintendo Switch. Previous descriptions of the upcoming DLC have been a little vague, which is perhaps to be expected so far in advance, but according to

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Emblem
    • DLC
  • News SNK's New Neo Geo Might Not Be What You Were Expecting

    Update: All pre-loaded games revealed!

    Update (20th Sep, 16:15 BST): SNK has now revealed the 20 games that will be pre-loaded on the Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro. Here's the full list: The King of Fighters '95 The King of Fighters '97 The King of Fighters '98 The King of Fighters '99 The King of Fighters 2000 The King of Fighters 2002 Fatal Fury...

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    • Neo Geo
    • Hardware
    • Retro
  • News Nintendo Details Plans For EGX 2019, Go Hands-On With Pokémon, Zelda, Luigi's Mansion And More

    Tournaments, cosplay and all sorts of fun!

    Nintendo has revealed that it will be attending EGX 2019 in style, with tournaments, competitions and plenty of hands-on opportunities to go around. EGX is the UK's biggest annual gaming show, with unreleased blockbusters and hundreds of indie games just waiting to be played by attendees. This year it's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • EGX
  • Gallery Unboxing Zelda: Link's Awakening Limited Edition On Switch

    Ta Da Da Da!

    Nintendo is really spoiling us with these limited editions lately. Astral Chain had a pretty special packaging (and one that was sadly exclusive to Europe) and Zelda: Link's Awakening is getting similar treatment. Inside the limited edition package for this Switch remake you get a steelbook case shaped like a Game Boy (complete with...

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    • Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • News Hexagroove Brings The Beat To Switch Next Month, From Devs Behind Elite Beat Agents

    Hexagroove: Tactical DJ

    Launching next month on Nintendo Switch is Hexagroove: Tactical DJ, a rhythm-action game from the developers of Elite Beat Agents and Blocksworld. The game actually combines those rhythm-action characteristics with elements of strategy, with the player's goal being to combine musical loops in real-time to keep on top of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News WaterField Unveils New Premium Cases For Your Nintendo Switch Lite

    Portable protection

    If you're in the market for some extra accessories to go with your fancy, new Nintendo Switch Lite - and if you don't mind handing over a few quid to do just that - these new cases from WaterField might be exactly what you're after. We've featured WaterField's products on the site several times before, largely thanks to the fact...

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    • Switch Lite
    • Accessories
  • Poll Nintendo Switch Lite Is Out Today, Are You Getting One?

    Yes? No? Come in and vote...

    It's an incredibly busy (and expensive) day for Nintendo fans, with a number of great games and even a brand new console all being released on the same day. Yes, the Switch Lite is finally here, and we want to know just how popular it is right now on day one. A smaller, cheaper version of the standard Nintendo Switch,...

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  • Feature Getting Reacquainted With Zelda: Link's Awakening, An Irreverent And Silly Classic

    "It was like we were making a parody of Zelda"

    We originally published this piece back in February, and have decided to give it another push now, to mark the launch of Link's Awakening on Switch. The Switch is getting its second Zelda game, but it perhaps wasn't one that people were expecting. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening was the...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
  • News Team17 Discounts Overcooked, Yooka-Laylee And More In Switch eShop Sale (North America)

    Some deals for Europe, too

    Team17 is currently hosting a Switch eShop sale across North America, with a number of games being discounted for a limited time. There are twelve games on offer in total, and you'll also find some discounted DLC for the likes of Overcooked and My Time at Portia should you own the base games. Some deals have made their...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Team17
    • Sales
  • News Sonic Monopoly Scraps The Usual Formula For Rings, Emeralds And Boss Battles

    A fast-paced take on the classic

    A new Sonic Monopoly game has hit the market and Sega has given us a glimpse of what to expect when picking it up from stores. Called 'Monopoly Gamer Sonic the Hedgehog Edition', this version of the classic game ditches the standard tokens, allowing players to zoom around the board as Sonic, Tails, Amy, or Knuckles...

    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Merchandise
    • Board Games
  • News Untitled Goose Game Is Out Now, And You Can Buy It Cheap For A Limited Time

    Goosey savings

    Sure, today sees the release of the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and even a brand new console in the form of the Nintendo Switch Lite, but there's another title out today that's stolen our hearts (and probably everything from the garden, too). Yes, Untitled Goose Game is finally out on Nintendo Switch. You can grab...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Shares Zelda-Themed Mario Maker 2 Courses To Celebrate Link's Awakening Day

    Eight courses to try!

    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is finally here (well, again) and Nintendo is celebrating the big day in a number of different ways. Among them are these Zelda-themed courses available to play in Super Mario Maker 2. Nintendo has shared the following designs in a blog post, talking about how the designs have recreated...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Super Mario
  • News Final Fantasy VII And VIII Remastered Are Coming To Switch In One Physical Pack

    Two games in one

    Final Fantasy fans will soon be able to bolster their physical library of games on Switch – with Square Enix announcing it is releasing a two-in-one hard copy later this year within Asia. It includes Final Fantasy VII and the more recent Switch eShop release Final Fantasy VIII Remastered. Both games will contain English and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Square Enix
    • Final Fantasy
  • News Snipperclips Dev Releases New Murder-Mystery Game, Arrives On Switch Next Month

    Uncover the secrets of Tangle Tower

    When the Switch was originally released, one of the standout downloadable titles was Snipperclips. A fun and frustrating co-op game published by Nintendo and developed by the talented brothers at SFB Games. Since then, SFB has returned to mobile development. Fortunately, its newest release Tangle Tower – just...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Wizard Is Getting A 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray Release

    Thanks "to every fan who kept screaming"

    When The Wizard made its original debut in-cinemas, it was widely panned by critics for being nothing more than a lengthy commercial for Nintendo and Universal Studios. Despite this, it still managed to develop a cult following over the years. Now, as we near the film's 30th anniversary, the movie's director...

    • Nintendo
    • Retro
    • The Wizard
  • News Luigi's Mansion 3 Receiving Paid DLC, Will Add New Content To Multiplayer Modes

    A spooky surprise

    One way to prolonging the life of games nowadays is to make additional content available after a few months. Nintendo's most common approach is to release expansion pass content, which we've seen in games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and more recently in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. If you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Demo Ori And The Blind Forest Before It Launches On The Switch Next Week

    Download it from the European eShop

    Update (Fri 20th Sep, 2019 23:29 BST): The demo for Ori And The Blind Forest is now available on the North American eShop. Original Article (Fri 20th Sep, 2019 00:45 BST): After an exclusive run on Microsoft systems, next week the definitive edition of Ori And The Blind Forest launches on Nintendo Switch. In...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Demo

Thursday19th Sep 2019

  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield: All Version-Exclusive Pokémon And Gym Leaders

    Every exclusive confirmed so far

    As with all main series Pokémon games before them, Pokémon Sword and Shield each have minor differences which you should know about before jumping in. You'll notice different Pokémon and even Gym Leaders appearing in your game depending on the version you buy, so we've gathered all of the version-exclusive...

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    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Review The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - A Magical Remastering Of A Series Highlight

    Re-awakening

    Originally released way back in 1993 for the good old Game Boy, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening has always been a little bit of a curio in the history of the long-running Zelda franchise. Originally planned as a straight-up port of the Super Nintendo’s monstrously successful A Link To The Past, this very first portable Zelda...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Links Awakening
  • Hardware Review Nintendo Switch Lite - Half A Switch, But That's More Than Enough For Some

    Smaller, brighter, slimmer, stronger?

    Given its penchant for iterating and refreshing its hardware, the arrival of Nintendo's Switch Lite feels inevitable rather than surprising. What's perhaps a little more unexpected is how this new machine gleefully jettisons the key element that the original console was arguably sold on – its ability to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Hardware Review
    • Switch Lite
  • News If You Want NieR: Automata Ported To Nintendo Switch "Please Ask Square Enix"

    Yoko Taro insists

    As much as we appreciate Bayonetta and the more recent release Astral Chain, one other PlatinumGames title we would love to see make its way to the Switch is the critically-praised action role-playing game, NieR: Automata. Nintendo fans have requested a hybrid version for quite some time, and during an interview with Bunnygaming...

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    • Yoko Taro
    • NieR: Automata
    • Square Enix
    • PlatinumGames
  • News The File Size Of Luigi's Mansion 3 Isn't As Scary As You Probably Thought

    Pre-purchase now and earn 600 Gold Points

    Luigi's Mansion 3 is quite possibly one of the best-looking Switch games to date – allowing players to explore an entire hotel resort filled with various themed rooms and participate in a new multiplayer mode. If you're planning to download Luigi's third solo outing, then you'll be pleased to hear the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Luigis Mansion 3
  • News 2D Arcade Brawler Fight'N Rage Will Beat Up Your Switch Next Week

    Inspired by Final Fight

    Fight’N Rage is headed to Nintendo Switch next week, bringing a whole lot of beat 'em up action along for the ride. This old-school side-scroller is inspired by the classic fighters of the '90s, mimicking the look, feel, and simplified three-button gameplay they were known for. We're talking games like Final Fight,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide How To Share Games And Saves Across A Nintendo Switch And Switch Lite

    How to sync data and share games between two Switches

    for whatever reason you've gone and got yourself a lovely new Nintendo Switch Lite in addition to your regular 'old' Switch. Maybe one's going to be for the kids, or you're just tired of sharing. Perhaps you simply couldn't resist the cute new hardware revision and plan to use Switch Lite as your...

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    • Switch Lite
    • Game Sharing
    • Cloud Saves
  • Video Digital Foundry Explores Zelda: Link's Awakening's Technical Wins And Losses

    Are those frame rate drops really a problem?

    So, we've finally been able to share our full thoughts on The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Switch, and it's pretty safe to say we love it. Staying true to the original and being filled to the brim with charm, it really is yet another must-have for Switch owners. As you'll already know if you've...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Video
    • Digital Foundry
  • News Puzzle Quest Is Back, And It's Launching Today Exclusively On Nintendo Switch

    Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns

    The award-winning match-3 gameplay of Puzzle Quest returns in Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns today. The game is launching exclusively on Nintendo Switch. If you remember Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords on Nintendo DS - which launched back in 2007 - you'll probably want to check out this new "definitive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Rumour Switch Port Specialist Virtuos Believed To Be Working On Alan Wake Remaster

    Reawakening

    According to YouTuber Doctre81 – best known in recent times for uncovering evidence of The Witcher 3 on Switch prior to its official announcement – a LinkedIn profile for the former lead software engineer at Virtuos reveals the developer has been working on an unannounced triple-A "action adventur

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Alan Wake
  • Nintendo Download 19th September (Europe)

    Zelda! Goose Game! AI! Ni no Kuni!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail - New Releases: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Nintendo Download 19th September (North America)

    Zelda: Link's Awakening, Dead By Daylight and Untitled Goose Game!

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

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Review Golazo! - Knockabout Soccer Action Straight Outta The 1990s

    A coin-op kickabout

    It could be argued that the arcade football genre is more or less dead at this point. While these days FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer take part in a constant two-horse race – the Celtic and Rangers of video games, if you will – the days when we were swimming in less realistic arcade-style football games are gone. Many...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Mini Reviews
  • News Splatoon 2's Next Patch Will Stop Players Reaching An Area That Should Be Off Limits

    Version 5.0.1 is near

    Splatoon 2 will see yet another update next month, taking the game to Version 5.0.1. Unlike the big bump to Version 5.0 - which was supposedly the final major update for the game - this new patch is being put in place to tweak two minor issues. The patch is expected to go live on 10th October in Europe, Australia, and Japan...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Updates
  • Random 3D Movement In Untitled Goose Game Was Inspired By Super Mario 64

    Stealth games like Hitman also played a part

    Super Mario 64 was a revolutionary game for its time and to this day it's still arguably one of the best 3D platformers available. For readers of a certain age, you'll probably remember the first time you entered this stunning three-dimensional world and spun Mario around in circles for hours on end,...

    • Random
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Uncovering The Unlikely Story Of The World's Worst Controller In The Power Of Glove

    "It's so bad"

    To a complete outsider, the notion of creating a documentary about a failed video game peripheral from 30 years ago might seem pointless, if not downright silly. But the Power Glove is so much more than a device which simply struggled to find its audience and meekly withdrew into the night; it has become an iconic piece of gaming...

    • Features
    • Power Glove
    • Retro
    • Movie Review
  • News PlatinumGames' Hideki Kamiya Grabs A Guinness World Record In Arcade Archives Ninja-Kid

    Think you can beat it?

    PlatinumGames board member and director Hideki Kamiya has added yet another illustrious title to his name, this time as a Guinness World Record holder. The video game legend and Twitter-blocking extraordinaire has managed to accumulate 158,680 points in Arcade Archives Ninja-Kid's Caravan mode, earning himself the award...

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    • Hideki Kamiya
    • World Record
  • Video Mario Kart Tour's Toads Are Back In These Adorable 'Real-Life' Trailers

    Paris and New York come to life

    A brand new Mario Kart game is just around the corner, and while its mobile roots have meant that it hasn't generated the usual amount of hype in Nintendo-focused communities like our very own, it's still a particularly interesting time for the franchise. Mario Kart Tour launches on 25th September and whatever your...

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    • Mario Kart Tour
    • Mobile
    • Video
  • News A Video Game Based On Netflix Hit Narcos Is Coming To Switch Later This Year

    Narcos: Rise of the Cartels

    Curve Digital and Kuju have revealed that Narcos: Rise of the Cartels, a game based on the award-winning Netflix series Narcos, is headed to Nintendo Switch. The game has been described as a "brutal tactical turn-based strategy game" which lets players relive all the drama of the show's first season. You'll need to take...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Shares Rise To Highest Point In 15 Months As Switch Lite Launch Nears

    Happy times ahead?

    Shares in Nintendo climbed to the highest point seen in over 15 months yesterday, just days ahead of the release of its latest hardware revision, the Nintendo Switch Lite. Nintendo's stock ended Tokyo trading at ¥42,390 on Wednesday, after peaking at ¥42,570 just hours before. According to VGC, this is the highest close seen...

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    • Business
    • Industry
  • Guide Where To Buy Pokémon Funko Pop! Collectables

    Gotta collect 'em all

    If there's one thing you don't see much of these days at your local games emporium, it's video game-based merch (ahem). It's exceptionally rare to catch sight of plastic or resin recreations of your favourite video game characters when you pop to your local shop to pick up the latest hot release, much less see them stacked into...

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  • News Taito's Action Game Time Tunnel Joins Hamster's Arcade Archives Series

    All aboard!

    That was quick! After teasing a number of upcoming Arcade Archives games last weekend at the 2019 Tokyo Game Show, Hamster has already released one of them: Taito's 1982 title, Time Tunnel. This is an action game that requires players to pass each stage and then pass through the time tunnel! You'll have to connect train carriages,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hamster
    • Arcade Archives
    • Taito

Wednesday18th Sep 2019

  • Guide Where To Buy The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Limited Edition

    Get your hands on some lovely extras

    If you've got your eye on The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening's lovely Limited Edition - or even if you're only hearing about it for the very first time - you've certainly come to the right place. We've gathered together the various bundles of the Limited Edition from a variety of retailers below, plus we've...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Guide
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate Players Aren't Happy With New Online Tournament Rules

    Trouble in Smashville

    Nintendo recently performed maintenance on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and has supposedly changed the rulesets for 1-on-1 Tourneys and Free-for-All formats for the first time. A user on the Smash Bros. subreddit by the name of JayronAuron (who also happens to be part of the Nintendo Life community), explained how online...

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    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • News Devs Make Big Bucks On The Switch eShop By Drastically Reducing Game Prices

    Cheap success

    If you own a Switch, you've likely been in the situation where you're browsing the sales section of the eShop and end up buying a game because of its insanely low price. For certain developers and publishers, sales are the best way to stay relevant on Nintendo's hybrid platform. Due to the limited browsing options available on this...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie
  • Deals Micro SD Card Prices Tumble To All-Time Low On Amazon

    Perfect for your Switch

    If you are planning to pick up a Nintendo Switch Lite this weekend, you won't want to miss these outstanding bargains on micro SD cards from Amazon UK. The Nintendo Switch comes with only 32GB of internal memory which will get used up quickly once you have download a few games. It's a great investment to boost your Switch's...

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    • Accessories
  • Reminder Bandai Namco's Switch Sale Ends Today, Up To 50% Off Top Games (Europe)

    Dragon Ball, Sword Art Online, and plenty more!

    Update (18th Sep, 10:00 BST): As a quick reminder, Bandai Namco's European Switch eShop sale is ending today. If you were thinking about picking up any of these deals, make sure to get on it ASAP! Original Article (3rd Sep, 15:00 BST): Bandai Namco has cut the prices of several of its Nintendo Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Bandai Namco
    • Sales
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield's 'Glitched' Pokémon Is Sirfetch’d, A Version-Exclusive

    The evolved form of Farfetch'd

    As promised, The Pokémon Company has revealed the identity of the 'glitched' monster which was teased on its official website. The Pokémon in question is Sirfetch’d. Described as the 'Wild Duck Pokémon', Sirfetch’d is the evolved form of Farfetch'd. We've got some official artwork and a description for you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review GRID Autosport - Finally, Switch Gets The Serious Racing Game It Deserves

    Getting into the GRID

    The Switch may have a bigger library than the one at the start of Ghostbusters by now, but it’s still lacking in one area where many other Nintendo consoles have also suffered in the past: it doesn’t have a ‘serious’ racing game that’s truly worth recommending. The Gear Club Unlimited games leave something to be...

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    • Switch eShop
    • GRID Autosport
  • Video Untitled Goose Game Gets New Gameplay Trailer, And You Know You Want To Watch It

    Here's a honk, there's a honk

    Don't get us wrong, we're super excited for the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and the shiny new Switch Lite this Friday, but our minds can't help waddling elsewhere towards another game launching on that very day. Yes, Untitled Goose Game has had our attention since it was

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Astral Chain Director Talks Sequel Potential, Says Game Wasn't Intended To Be Beginner-Friendly

    "I was aiming for the opposite"

    If you've played Astral Chain, we imagine you probably agree that the game's pretty wonderful. It's already turned out to be quite the success, too, so we definitely wouldn't say no to sequels being released a few years down the line should the first game's sales warrant such a thing. Speaking of which, the game's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Platinum Games
  • Feature How A Joke Hatched Gaming's Most Horrible Goose

    "Geese are just funny"

    Ever since it was first announced, Untitled Goose Game has enjoyed hugely positive reaction from all quarters - it's a rare thing to get excited about merch for a game we hadn't even played at the time, but there's something about this obnoxious goose and his stealthy slapstick antics which strikes a chord with us (and, it...

    • Features
    • Interview
    • Untitled Goose Game
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Sayonara Wild Hearts - A Marvellous, Music-Driven Masterpiece

    Pop goes the gleeful

    The Switch isn’t exactly lacking in short, artistic games that grab your attention for a scant couple of hours, unleash all ‘the feels’ (as the kids say) then wander off into the sunset, leaving you dumbstruck at what you’ve just played. Gris, Gone Home and What Remains of Edith Finch are just three examples of Switch...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Feature Nintendo Hardware Refreshes Through The Ages

    Switch Lite is just the latest in a long line of updates

    Mid-cycle hardware refreshes may sometimes feel like a relatively recent development, but console manufacturers have been releasing revised versions of their consoles since video gaming first entered the home. You might associate Nintendo hardware refreshes mostly with handheld consoles thanks...

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    • Hardware
    • Switch Lite
    • Nintendo
    • Retro
  • News Trademark Discovery Suggests Klonoa, Mr Driller And Splatterhouse Might Be Making A Comeback

    Bandai Namco is up to something...

    Update (Wed 18th Sep, 2019 03:15 BST): GoNintendo reveals the page listing for Klonoa on Wii was updated on Nintendo's UK website three days ago (see for yourself). Update: It would seem that Bandai Namco is planning t

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    • Namco
    • Klonoa
    • Japan
  • Video Yet Another Musical Easter Egg Has Been Found In Zelda: Link's Awakening On Switch

    And this time it's completely new

    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is only two days away from release on Nintendo Switch, and as it turns out, the thing appears to be packed with cool little secrets. Last week, we shared with you a video which explored some of the musical Easter eggs found within the game, including a new rendition of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News PowerA's Fusion Fightpad For Switch Has Been Inspired By The Sega Saturn Controller

    Pre-order now

    Accessory manufacturer PowerA has announced a new controller called the Fusion Wired FightPad, designed for the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms. It's priced at $59.99 USD and pre-orders are available now. The controller has been inspired by the iconic Sega Saturn gamepad and features a six-button "arcade-style" layout and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • PowerA
  • Japanese Charts Monster Hunter Still Reigns Supreme As Daemon X Machina Grabs Fourth

    Nintendo loses out to new PS4 titles

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 9th - 15th September, revealing that new entry Daemon X Machina has debuted in fourth place. The game's opening week in Japan was - perhaps unsurprisingly - more successful than its debut in the UK, but still wasn't enough to challenge the heavy hitters this week...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Rev Up Your Engines For The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe North American Open

    Enter now

    The Nintendo Versus Twitter account is promoting a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Open event and it starts this month on 22nd September (10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Pacific Time). To participate, all you need to do is enter the following tournament code into your game before the event begins: 2093-5045-4827. All up, there'll be eight winners, determined...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Mario Kart
    • North America
  • News Angry Bunnies Sure Looks Familiar, But It's Free To Download On Switch

    Those birds'll be really angry now

    Let's get it out there straight away: Angry Bunnies is clearly a blatant rip-off of Angry Birds. Featuring "comical characters", "physics-based demolition", and a title that's about as close to Rovio's world-dominating smartphone release as possible, it's pretty safe to assume that you know what you're getting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Squad Shooter Earthfall: Alien Horde Blasts Its Way Onto Switch Next Month

    With a new mode exclusive to Switch

    Earthfall: Alien Horde is set to fire itself onto a Nintendo Switch near you, with an October release being confirmed today. The game is a revitalisation of co-op FPS Earthfall which previously launched on Xbox One, PS4, and Steam. This new Switch edition features the entirety of the original game plus

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Super Mario Themed Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament Starts Later This Week

    Who will be the superstar?

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is this week hosting a Super Mario themed tournament. It's called "Who is the Superstar" and will be limited to a selection of Mario fighters and stages. The more wins you have, the better the spirits you'll get. As you can see in the above image, it's the usual cast of characters including...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Reggie Fils-Aimé To Aid Mentoring Of Underprivileged Students With New York Organisation

    It "feels like a natural fit"

    Ex-Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé will join the New York Videogame Critics Circle's board of directors with immediate effect, it has been revealed. His role will help with the organisation's "mission of mentoring and scholarships in underserved communities". The NYVGCC is a multicultural organisation...

    • Reggie
  • Video Launch Trailer Released For Level-5's Timeless Tale Ni no Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch

    An RPG like no other

    Bandai Namco and Level-5 have released a launch trailer for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, which arrives on the Nintendo Switch this Friday. For anyone who hasn't played this highly-praised RPG before, this trailer is perhaps the best one yet – explaining the backstory of the timeless tale. The game uses lovely...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Indiecalypse Is A Video Game All About Indie Developers Making A Video Game

    The dark humour of game development

    Note: This trailer contains adult language and potentially sensitive content. Well, here's something a little different. From Spanish developer Jandusoft comes Indiecalypse, a game full of dark humour and tales of indie game development. The game is said to depict "the crude reality of indie game developers...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kickstarter
  • Video New Trine 4 Story Trailer Sets The Stage For Next Month's Magical Switch Launch

    And things get pretty dark

    The folks at Modus Games have today shared a brand new trailer for the upcoming Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince, which will be launching on Nintendo Switch on 8th October. As you can see for yourself, the trailer gives us a good look at the plot taking place behind the usual, enchanting puzzles we've seen in previous...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Button Button Up! Brings Another Dose Of Cute Co-Op Platforming To Switch

    And it launches next week!

    CIRCLE Entertainment has revealed that it'll be bringing Centrosphere Games' Button Button Up! to Nintendo Switch. You won't have long to wait, either, as it's due to arrive on 26th September. The game is a platform-adventure title that features single-player, co-op, and competitive battle modes. You'll be facing a series...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide Pokémon GO Type Chart: Advantages And Weaknesses Explained For All 18 Types

    Your best options for super effective attacks & maximum resistance (also applies to mainline games)

    Rock, paper, scissors. The idea that certain player choices are more or less effective against others has been a cornerstone of game design for generations. But what if your hand could also turn into a dragon, or a tsunami, or a formless supernatural...

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    • Pokemon Go
    • Features
    • Nintendo Mobile

Tuesday17th Sep 2019

  • Guide Where Can I Pre-Order The Nintendo Switch Super NES Controllers?

    Update: Now live in the US

    Update: Despite stating they are "Temporarily out of stock. Please check back later", it seems you can still log in and order the controllers on Nintendo of America's page. Happy days! Now that Super NES games have finally dropped on Switch for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, you'll probably be wanting to play them...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • SNES
    • Accessories
  • Guide Where To Buy The Zelda: Link's Awakening amiibo

    Have you seen how cute this thing is?

    The adorable The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening amiibo which was first revealed way back at E3 is finally available to buy. If you're hoping to get your hands on one, here's where to go. You'll find several different options depending on your location below. We'll be updating this page with any other options...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Legend of Zelda
    • amiibo
  • News Sword And Shield's 'Glitched' Pokémon Will Be Revealed Tomorrow

    See it for yourself

    Update (17th Sep, 11:00 BST): It has now been revealed that the 'glitched' Pokémon spotted on the official Pokémon Sword and Shield website earlier this week will be revealed tomorrow, 18th September. The reveal is set to happen at 22:00 JST / 14:00 BST / 09:00 EDT / 06:00 PDT. -- Update (18th Sep): And here's the full...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Looks Like Copies Of Zelda: Link's Awakening Are Already Sneaking Out Into The Wild

    Street dates broken again?

    Multiple reports are flooding in today suggesting that copies of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening are starting to find their way to the public, and potentially through rather suspicious means. The first (and least suspicious) sighting comes from Chile, where the game appears to be available from a high street...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video New Zelda: Link's Awakening Story Trailer Shows Off Stunningly Beautiful Gameplay

    Short, but very sweet

    Nintendo UK has shared a new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Nintendo Switch, and wow is it looking pretty. It's only a short clip - around 30 seconds or so in length - but we get to see a number of different characters and locations, all of which are looking very lovely indeed. We're also treated to an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • Video Sega's Genesis Mini Gets The Tower Of Power Treatment

    Super stack

    Back in June, when Sega revealed the Sega Genesis Mini / Mega Drive Mini and its library of games during a Famitsu live stream in Japan, it continued to surprise viewers by showing off additional non-functioning components for the device. This included miniature-sized versions of the Sega CD / Mega CD, 32X add-on, a Sonic &...

    • Video
    • Sega
    • Genesis Mini
    • Mega Drive Mini
    • Mega Drive
  • Reminder You Have Just One Week To Claim Your Nintendo Switch Online Sub With Twitch Prime

    Enjoy Switch Online at no extra cost!

    Grab a free subscription to enjoy all those recently added SNES games and more! Remember a while back when Nintendo and Twitch partnered up to offer free subscriptions to Nintendo Switch Online? Well, that deal is just about to come to an end. Earlier this year, it was revealed that Amazon Prime members c

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Twitch
  • News E3 Reportedly Set To Be Rebranded As A "Fan, Media And Influencer Festival" Next Year

    With "queuetainment" and 10,000 more attendees

    The Entertainment Software Association is set to make some rather significant changes to the annual gaming trade event, E3. Starting from E3 2020, it hopes to turn the event into a "fan, media, and influencer festival". The news comes from an E3 2020 planning document, as reported on by GameDaily.biz...

    • E3
    • Industry
  • Random Apparently Kirby 'Might Purr Happily' If You Pet Him

    And so, world peace was restored

    We did it, folks. We've finally stumbled across the news everyone was desperately hoping for. Yes, Kirby will apparently purr if you pet him. We were tempted to just end the article there - because let's face it, that's a happier news story than the vast majority of things you'd read in real-world news - but we...

    • Kirby
    • Random
  • Random Super Mario Odyssey Reveals Mario's Unwavering Obsession With Pasta

    Mamma mia!

    Super Mario Odyssey is full of a great number of things, from Power Moons and coins to pure platforming fun, but it also happens to be absolutely crammed with pasta. You'd be forgiven for missing it, however, as all of this carbohydrate goodness is only found in Mario's dreams. As you may be aware, leaving your controller untouched for a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Random
  • Reminder Wireless SNES Controllers For Switch Online Can Now Be Purchased (North America)

    Exclusive offer for members

    Update: The wireless SNES controllers are temporarily out of stock on the Nintendo website. If you want to properly relive the glory days of the SNES on your Nintendo Switch, you must absolutely get the fancy wireless controllers Nintendo showed off during its most recent Direct broadcast. The good news is if you live...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo
    • SNES
  • Review LEGO Jurassic World - A Recooked Package That's Right At Home On Switch

    That is one big pile of bricks

    Back in the day, handheld platforms were where you took a new LEGO game and hacked it to be bits in order to make it fit. From missing multiplayer modes and chopped-down level sizes to outright performance issues, it felt like you were getting punished for daring to smash Danish bricks anywhere other than a home...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • LEGO Jurassic World
  • Review Jet Kave Adventure - A 2.5D Platformer That Doesn't Reinvent The Wheel, More's The Pity

    Little rocket (cave)man

    Not every game has to be revolutionary, you know. While it’s always nice when a developer tries to push a genre further and break new ground, there are times when all we want is something familiar, something solid, something safe: a warm, cosy jumper in a world full of attention-seeking t-shirt slogans. Jet Kave Adventure...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Jet Kave Adventure
  • News Funko Reveals New Pikachu Pop, Coming Soon To A Store Near You

    Collect 'em all

    Love 'em or hate 'em, more Pokémon-themed Funko Pops are seemingly on the way and you've gotta collect 'em all. According to the official Funko Pop website, collectors will soon be able to purchase another version of Pikachu. This one has a different pose to the original - with its ears pointing out in different directions. It's...

    • Pokemon
    • Pikachu
    • Funko Pop
  • News Free-To-Download Racer Asphalt 9: Legends Locks In October Release Date

    Pre-order the starter pack right now

    Fancy playing a car racing game on your Switch but don't want to fork out the money for GRID Autosport when it arrives later this week? Then it might be worth waiting for the release of Gameloft's free-to-download title, Asphalt 9: Legends. It's been confirmed the game will launch worldwide next month on 8th...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sonic Creator Yuji Naka Is Making An "Original Action Game" With Square Enix

    Excited?

    Yuji Naka, who you'll no doubt know as the lead programmer on the original Sonic the Hedgehog games, has revealed that he is working on an "original action game" at Square Enix. The Sonic creator joined Square Enix in January 2018; at the time, he said that he wished to "develop an enjoyable game" without sharing any further details. In a...

    • Yuji Naka
    • Square Enix
    • Sonic
  • News Win Dragon Quest XI S Or The Witcher 3 Figures When You Pre-Order From Nintendo UK

    Or socks if you're the runner-up

    Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition are both headed to Nintendo Switch very soon indeed. As such, pre-orders have now gone live on the Nintendo UK store and there are some extra goodies to be had. Pre-ordering either game (or both, if you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • UK
  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Ring Fit Adventure

    It's almost time to work up a sweat

    Fitness enthusiasts who enjoyed Wii Fit back in the day will likely be delighted at the reveal of Ring Fit Adventure last week. The game is a new type of adventure game coming to the Switch which uses unique accessories that detect and measure the player’s real-world movements and turn them into in-game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Guides
    • Features
  • News Super Kirby Clashes With Nintendo's Battle Royale Game Tetris 99 Later This Week

    Unlock a special theme and receive 99 Gem Apples

    Nintendo continues to use its battle royale puzzler Tetris 99 to promote various other games. The latest crossover is with Super Kirby Clash – the free-to-start title announced during the most recent Direct presentation. To celebrate the release of this game, the next Maximus Cup in Tetris 99 will...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Tetris 99
    • Kirby
  • News Roguelike Dungeon Crawler Soul Knight Comes To Switch With All Characters Included

    More than 170 weapons to discover

    Developer ChillyRoom's roguelike dungeon crawler Soul Knight is headed to Nintendo Switch. You'll be able to pick it up this week in North America, and early next month in Europe. The game originally launched on mobile platforms back in February 2017, tasking players with collecting weapons, dodging bullets, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Fans Share Their Top Ghostbusters: The Video Game Memories Ahead Of Next Month's Remaster

    Pre-orders now live

    Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered will be available on Switch and other platforms in just a matter of weeks and building up to the launch, Saber Interactive has shared a brand new 'Favourite Memories' trailer. The video shows a number of fans talking about their favourite parts of the original game released on PC, PS3 and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Monday16th Sep 2019

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards - 2019

    Give your Switch a storage boost

    If you picked up a Nintendo Switch recently and have downloaded any games from the bounty available on Nintendo eShop, it's highly likely that you'll be running out of internal storage space soon. Indeed, storage space is one of the console's weaknesses, and the fact that there are so many amazing games on the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Micro SD Cards
    • Features
    • Storage
    • Guides
  • Guide Where To Buy Nintendo Switch Lite

    Get the best deal on Nintendo's smallest Switch

    The release of Nintendo Switch Lite finally signals an end to the long, lustrous life of Nintendo's previous portable-only console, the 3DS. The Switch Lite is a smaller handheld-only variant of Nintendo's hybrid console that effectively replaces the 3DS family of systems (including 2DS) as the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Features
    • Guides
  • Review Ni no Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch - Level-5's RPG Classic Will Bewitch Your Switch

    "It's flippin' finally on the Switch, en't it?"

    In 2008, Level-5 was coming up on its tenth anniversary and wanted to produce a project that its staff was passionate about, regardless of how well it would sell, and the world was introduced to Ni No Kuni: The Another World. A two-pronged project, one version of it came to the Nintendo DS as the...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ni no Kuni
  • News Pokémon Loser Ash Ketchum's Lifelong Dream Has Finally Come True

    And it only took 20 years!

    Throughout the history of the Pokémon anime series, one thing has remained constant: Ash Ketchum was born to lose. Despite participating in numerous leagues over the past few decades, this plucky trainer has never tasted ultimate success; while he has undoubtedly improved over time and teaches us that not all heroes are...

    • Pokemon
  • News The First Three Dragon Quest Games Are Coming To Switch In Europe And North America

    And we don't have long to wait

    Amazing news, Dragon Quest fans! Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line and Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation are all getting a worldwide release on Switch later this month. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the three games would be

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dragon Quest
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Gun Gun Pixies - A Pitiful Perv-Fest That Also Fails As A Video Game

    Space Oddity

    Originally released for PS Vita in Japan back in 2017, Gun Gun Pixies tells the story of two intergalactic hornballs, Kame Pon and Bee Tan, otherwise known as Pixie Team, who are sent to earth on a secret mission to observe the interactions of a bunch of teenage girls living in a dormitory. Pixie Team’s home planet Pandemo is in the...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Gun Gun Pixies
  • News New Nintendo Switch Online Bundles Offer Top Games At Discounted Prices (Europe)

    Mario Kart, Smash and more!

    Nintendo of Europe has today unveiled a new selection of Nintendo Switch Online bundles which offer a subscription to the service alongside a top game of your choice. The deal allows you to buy both the Online subscription and a digital copy of your chosen game for less than what it would cost separately. You can go...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Europe
  • Feature The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of PAX West 2019

    Luigi's Mansion 3! Super Meat Boy Forever! Haven! Windjammers 2!

    The Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle is one of the biggest expositions of gaming on the planet, and we were there, hunting out the best Nintendo-related games for your viewing pleasure. The only stipulations were that it couldn’t have already been released before PAX, and it had to be...

    • Features
    • PAX
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Original Ash Ketchum Voice Actor Comments On Pokémon League Outcome In The Best Way

    Ash's younger self returns

    After 20 long years of adventure, battling, and being an all-round hero to kids all around the globe, Pokémon's Ash Ketchum has finally achieved his ultimate dream. We assume you have no issues with anime spoilers if you're still reading, so let's all say it together: Ash has finally won a Pokémon League competition! To...

    • Pokemon
    • Anime
  • News Walmart Appears To Break Yet Another Street Date As Unreleased amiibo Appear In Store

    Tut tut

    US retailer Walmart appears to be selling a number of upcoming amiibo ahead of time, with figures being spotted in-store well before their official release date. The new wave of Super Smash Bros. figures set to launch this Friday (Ivysaur, Squirtle, and Snake) have all been found patiently waiting for new owners to come and pick them up,...

    • amiibo
    • Walmart
  • UK Charts Nintendo Loses Out As Borderlands 3, Gears 5 And PES 2020 Take Charge

    Daemon X Machina sneaks into top 20

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 14th September, revealing that new Nintendo Switch exclusive Daemon X Machina has debuted in 19th place, failing to match Astral Chain's recent number one success. A splattering of major new releases on other platforms has seen Nintendo take a bit of a backseat this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Koei Tecmo Spills The Beans On Fairy Tail, A JRPG Based On The Manga And Anime

    New info on battles, party members and more

    Fairy Tail was confirmed to be coming to Switch just days ago, and now Koei Tecmo and developer Gust Studios have shared more juicy details about the upcoming release. If you missed the news, the game has been described as a "magical JRPG" based on Hiro Mashima’s best-selling manga and anime series of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Prototype Wii Nunchuk Controller Included A Rumble Motor, According To New Photos

    Before the Revolution

    Last year a prototype controller for the GameCube came up for auction on Yahoo Japan and shed a little more light on the evolution of the Wii Remote. A grey prototype version of the controller plugged into the console directly, as did a large IR bar similar to the one which would eventually ship with the Wii. A familiar looking...

    • Hardware
    • Prototype
    • Wii
    • GameCube
  • News Unova Pokémon Arrive In Pokémon GO Today, First Details And Regional Exclusives Revealed

    Unova Stones, new Eggs, Raids and more

    As had been previously promised, Niantic has reconfirmed that Pokémon first found in the series' Unova region will start appearing in Pokémon GO today. That's right, all your favourite critters from Pokémon Black and White will soon be found waddling around your living room. Starter Pokémon Snivy, Tepig, a

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
  • News Get Fresh 3DS Discounts With The Latest My Nintendo Rewards (Europe)

    Professor Layton, Tomodachi Life and more!

    The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at discounted prices. This set is slightly smaller than usual, with four titles being put up for grabs in total. As always, you can take advantage of these discounts by...

    • 3DS
    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
  • News Neon Drive Brings Retro-Futuristic Arcade Action To Switch This Week

    With a musical twist

    Launching on Nintendo Switch this week is Neon Drive, an action-arcade game with a musical spin. Inspired by arcade games of the '80s, Neon Drive has you navigating obstacles across eight levels which are said to offer "hours of enjoyment". Each of these levels comes with its own twists and turns - quite literally - as well as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News All-New Dream Events Are Coming To Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

    Racing, Shooting and Karate

    Dream Events are back in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and Sega has introduced three all-new activities that you'll be able to enjoy when the full game releases. You can get a quick taste of them in the trailer up above, but we also have a handy description of each for you below: Dream Shooting:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Mario
    • Sonic
    • Sega
  • Guide Which Nintendo Switch Games Do Not Support Cloud Saves?

    All the Switch games you can't back up to the cloud

    Cloud saves for Nintendo Switch games were a long overdue addition but the launch of Nintendo Switch Online finally enabled you to back up your save data online. For a portable system that can be easily dropped, stolen or left on the bus, it was arguably an essential feature that should have been...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Cloud Saves
    • Nintendo Switch

Sunday15th Sep 2019

  • News Billy Mitchell Threatens To Take Legal Action Against High-Score Sanctioning Bodies

    The King of Kong wants his crown back

    The one and only Billy Mitchell – best known for claiming high-scores in arcade games like Donkey Kong and then being officially stripped of the records – is reportedly threatening to take legal action against the sanctioning bodies Twin Galaxies and Guinness World Records. Polygon reveals Mitchell's...

    • Billy Mitchell
    • Donkey Kong
    • Twin Galaxies
    • Guinness World Records
    • Legal
  • News Mega Man Producer Reconfirms The Next Major Entry In The Series Is On The Way

    More Mega

    Last November, Mega Man 11 producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya spoke to the fansite Rockman Corner and said how he would love for "even more players" to give the newest entry a try – raising some minor concerns about the future of the series and how it was performing in terms of sales. Not long after this, Tsuchiya eased any worries by stating...

    • Capcom
    • Mega Man
    • Kazuhiro Tsuchiya
  • Review Star Wars Pinball - A Silly Yet Authentic Ode To All Things Star Wars

    I am a pinball wizard, like my father before me

    Do you like Star Wars? Do you like pinball? If your tastes happen to fall into one of these categories, you’re likely to get some enjoyment out of this themed collection of tables from virtual pinball wizards Zen Studios. If you happen to like – nay, love – both, well, you’re about to receive a...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Star Wars Pinball
  • Hardware Review The Terraonion Mega SD Is A Truly Next-Gen Flash Cartridge

    Carts and CDs, all on one device

    Love them or loathe them, flash cartridges are here to stay. From their early origins as a basic means of loading up ROMs on authentic hardware, we've seen these often misunderstood products grow in both scope and stature – and Terraonion's Mega SD could perhaps be considered the zenith of the conc

    • Features
    • Hardware Review
    • Sega
  • News Hamster Is Bringing Balloon Fight, VS. Castlevania And More To Switch eShop

    Retro revival

    If you love playing retro games on your Nintendo Switch, you've probably tried out at least one of Hamster's games from its Arcade Archives collection over the past few years. The series does a wonderful job faithfully reproducing classic arcade experiences and enhances this era of gaming with a number of modern features. At the Tokyo...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Hamster
    • Arcade Archives
  • Video Contra: Rogue Corps Has A Demo And It Isn't Co-Op

    Save the Damned City

    A few days ago, Konami released a demo for Contra: Rogue Corps on the Switch eShop to give fans a taste of the action prior to the full game's release on 26th September. After giving this latest entry in the series a bit of a hard time earlier this month, our American-b

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Konami
  • News Ubisoft Won't Be Moving Away From Open-World Game Design Anytime Soon

    Top priority

    During an interview with GameIndustry.biz recently, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot spoke about how the company wanted to expand on its open-world game design, present in series such as Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs and even the recent release Starlink: Battle for Atlas. He was asked if there was any chance a game series like Assassin's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
    • Yves Guillemot
    • Industry
  • News Undertale Songs Are Being Added To Taiko no Tatsujin As Paid DLC

    Another crossover

    Undertale fans got quite a surprise not long ago when Sans was revealed as a DLC outfit for the Mii Fighter (Gunner) in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. And now, just weeks later, Bandai Namco has announced three Undertale tracks will be added to its rhythm-based drumming game, Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch Version. These three...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
    • Bandai Namco
    • Undertale
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #8 - Metal Gear

    Not yet on Solids

    Welcome to the eighth round of Box Art Brawl, the series where we throw a trio of regional retro box arts into a weapon-filled pit to see which one scrambles out victorious, though covered in blood and spittle. This chap looks familiar... Last time we saw three Star Foxes dogfighting over Corneria and a week later we can confirm...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • Metal Gear
  • News Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack Confirmed For The West

    More information to be revealed soon

    Yesterday, during a special stage event at the 2019 Tokyo Game Show, Koei Tecmo announced the Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack for the Switch and multiple other platforms. If the title wasn't already enough of a hint, this upcoming release will include the following three games: Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Pokémon GO Maps And Trackers: How To Track Pokémon

    What's the best way to find spawning Pokémon nests?

    Back when Pokémon GO launched back in 2016 a plethora of 'companion' apps and tools which tapped into the game's API quickly followed to help you track certain Pokémon and find out where the monsters were spawning outside your immediate vicinity. However, Niantic caught on to this booming market...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO

Saturday14th Sep 2019

  • Feature Best GameCube Games

    As ranked by you lovely people

    The Nintendo GameCube is eighteen years old today! In honour of reaching this prestigious milestone (which now enables it to enter pubs and watch a whole range of naughty movies in the UK), we asked Nintendo Life readers to score their favourite GameCube games. The results have now been assembled into the list of 50...

    • Features
    • Best Games
    • GameCube
    • Retro
    • Top 50
  • Guide How To Play Local Multiplayer In Super Mario Maker 2

    Slide those Joy-Con off and play with friends

    Super Mario Maker 2 is a wonderful and incredibly versatile 2D Mario sandbox, but it sometimes has a strange way of doing the simplest things. Some power-ups or options are playfully hidden in the editor, but it can be frustrating when other more fundamental modes aren't immediately or obviously...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Guide Pokémon GO Buddy Distance Chart - How To Earn Candy

    Every Pokémon and the distance required to earn candy

    Pokémon GO's "Buddy" system allows you to assign a Pokémon to walk at your side and earn candies as a reward – this is really handy, as candies are required to evolve 'mon. The Buddy mechanic makes it possible to gain candies for any monster – even those rare ones that you've hatched from...

    • Pokemon Go
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
    • Guides
  • Guide Where To Find Your Course ID In Super Mario Maker 2

    Where's that little 9-digit alphanumeric hiding?

    So, you've stayed up far too long constructing a masterpiece in the freshly released Super Mario Maker 2 and you're desperate to share your course. You've uploaded your level and you saw the Course ID flash up onscreen - lovely! But now you need to find it again to text your friends or tweet your...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Guide Where Is The Poison Mushroom In Super Mario Maker 2?

    The Rotten Mushroom is hiding in the Ground

    So, you've heard that the Poison Mushroom that debuted in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels is back in Super Mario Maker 2 and you're desperate to dupe your friends into consuming the deadly little fungi. However, you've searched the item dials and can't find the blighter anywhere. Yep, it's hiding but...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • News Square Enix Is Releasing A Game Boy Color Dragon Quest Game On Switch eShop

    Arrives in Japan next week

    Following on from the news it would release the original three Dragon Quest games on the Switch, Square Enix has now announced Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland Retro is coming to the Switch eShop next week in Japan. This is the very first entry in the spin-off series and was compared to the Pokémon games at the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Game Boy Color
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dragon Quest
  • Guide How To Use All Power-Ups In Super Mario Maker 2

    All the power-ups, what they do and where to find them

    The sheer number of possibilities and combinations available to creators in Super Mario Maker 2 is a little mind-boggling. The deluge of options including terrain, items, enemies and gizmos can be overwhelming to new players, and there are likely properties inherent to certain elements that even...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Review Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition - A Pure Work Of Magic

    A Switch port that Bellegar's belief

    Divinity: Original Sin 2 begins with your character, a 'Sourcerer', facing a pretty difficult decision when the ship transporting them to the Divine Order-controlled prison island of Fort Joy is attacked by a huge Voidwoken Kraken and left floundering. You fight your way to the upper deck and, upon arriving at...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Divinity: Original Sin 2
  • Guide How To Change From Day To Night In Super Mario Maker 2

    Plus how nighttime affects your courses

    As you've probably seen for yourself, Super Mario Maker 2 has a host of new themes besides the returning ones from the Wii U original. In addition to Ground, Underground, Underwater, Ghost House, Airship and Castle, the sequel also offers Desert, Snow, Sky and Forest themes. There's also a new Nighttime...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Guide Super Mario Maker 2 - How To Beat ‘Secret Of The Dry Bones Shell’

    How to complete job 84 in Story Mode

    While the courses found in Story Mode in Super Mario Maker 2 feature some ingenious and immensely satisfying level design, arguably very few of them are real head-scratchers. Anyone who’s been playing 2D Mario for any length of time should have little trouble with the vast majority of the levels, provided...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Hardware Classics Nintendo GameCube

    Indigo, Spice and all things nice

    To celebrate its 18th birthday, we take a look back at Nintendo’s little box of tricks... In many ways, the GameCube was a console out of time, arguably arriving too late (or perhaps too early) to realise its true potential. We can look back now and appreciate its quirks, admire its design and excellent software...

    • Hardware Classics
    • Retro
    • Nintendo
    • GameCube
    • Features
  • Guide Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Get Started With These Heroic Tips

    "Oh my, what could've brought you here?"

    It could certainly be argued that Fire Emblem: Three Houses is the most complex release yet in the long-running strategy series, which is no mean feat considering the intimidating barrier to entry many previous games have had. It’s extremely rewarding, of course, but juggling time in the Monastery, building...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Emblem
    • Guides
    • Features
  • Guide How To Add Water To Levels In Super Mario Maker 2

    Or lava, if you prefer

    Super Mario Maker 2 is out and has added a plethora of features to the solid foundation of the first game. One of those tasty additions enables you to change the water level in a course, and even have it rise and fall over time. Obviously the design implications are immense, with plenty of timing-based gauntlets now possible...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • News Hand Cramps Won't Be A Problem With This New Switch Lite Grip Case

    Grip this

    As brilliant as the Switch Joy-Con is, it's flat on both sides, overly small when paired up with certain hands and can result in some serious cramps after prolonged sessions on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (trust us, we know). Much more comfortable options include the Pro Controller and even the GameCube pad. Although we...

    • Nintendo Switch Lite
    • Accessories
  • Random Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is About Video Games, So Don't Expect Goku Or Iron Man

    Masahiro Sakurai reiterates the guidelines

    The latest Super Smash Bros. game for the Switch is the ultimate entry in the series. It brings together a roster of fighters that most fans have dreamed of for many years now. Sonic against Mario - sure! Rare's Banjo-Kazooie up against Ryu from Street Fighter - no problem! Despite a seemingly unlimited...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Masahiro Sakurai
    • Goku
  • Guide Pokémon GO Regional Pokémon: How To Catch All 26 Pokémon GO Regionals

    Five Unova exclusives go live: Mobilise your friends and fill out your Pokédex with our handy guide

    In the grand scheme of things, Pokémon GO is a forgiving game in terms of in-app purchases: it is very easy to have fun with the game and collect a huge number of the 400+ available monsters without ever spending anything in the in-game store...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon Go
    • Features
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • Video Totaka's Song Returns In Link's Awakening On The Nintendo Switch

    Have a listen

    You've likely heard how the Japanese composer Kazumi Totaka is known for slipping a short melody into almost every Nintendo game he has worked on. "Totaka's Song" was originally discovered by western players in Mario Paint on the Super Nintendo, but had in fact made its debut in the Japan-only Game Boy title X, released weeks earlier...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Zelda
  • Guide How To Get Jirachi In Pokémon GO: Step-By-Step Advice For Completing ‘A Thousand-Year Slumber’ Special Research

    Thousand Year D'awwwww (updated with information on stage 7/7)

    An eventful summer of Pokémon catching once again comes to a close and as in previous years, players are being treated to a special appearance by a mythical Pokémon. Previously available to long-time Pokémon fans only through in-store events and now obscure Gamecube releases, the...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon Go
    • Features
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News "No Additional Downloads Required" For Physical Version Of Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection

    Thanks, Capcom

    Like many other Switch releases, one question that's frequently been asked since Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection was announced for Nintendo's hybrid system was if the retail release would include all of the content on the game card. The good news is everything will be included on the one game cartridge. That's all six of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Capcom
    • Mega Man
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (September 14th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Yet another week has flown by, this time full of Switch controller LED light revelations and stories of what might just be the very first time anyone has managed to reach the Switch's maximum playtime for a single game. We're feeling more than ready to sit down for some gaming over the weekend, and as usual,...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • Guide Pokémon GO Community Days - All 2019 Event Times, October's Featured Pokémon Trapinch and All Bonuses

    How to get the most out of Pokémon GO’s monthly Community Day events

    Monthly Community Days are the main pillar of the Pokémon GO calendar: every month, for three hours on a Saturday or Sunday, a featured collectable monster is set loose in greater numbers than usual. With a selection of great perks – increased shiny rates, exclusive moves and...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon Go
    • Features
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • Guide Bloodstained Walkthrough For Nintendo Switch

    Crystal clear guidework

    Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night is, like the many Metroidvanias before it, quite a beast of a game. While the 2.5D action might seem simple enough, there are loads of enemies to slay, items to collect, secrets to uncover and much more besides. Just finishing the game is a considerable undertaking, let alone finding all of...

    • Guides
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bloodstained