News - February, 2017

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  • News Nintendo Switch Battery Test Reveals Some Surprising Results

    Beats 3DS and New 3DS in terms of stamina

    The stamina of the Nintendo Switch has been something of a talking point ever since it was revealed that the console would last between three to six hours on a single charge. However, it's easy to forget that the days of a handheld running for weeks on a single set of AA batteries are well and truly over;...

  • News Here's What The Day One Nintendo Switch System Update Will Do

    eShop! Social media! Hotspots!

    Like many modern consoles, the Nintendo Switch is due to receive a sizeable day one system update just prior to launch. We've now got solid details on what this update will bring, the most important of which is access to the eShop. Without the update, you won't be able to purchase games or even browse the eShop...

  • News Nintendo Releases Official Switch 'First Time Use' Guide Video

    Get taken through setup by the most friendly voice imaginable

    The Nintendo Switch is just days away, and Nintendo's taking steps to ensure that new owners know exactly what they're doing when they unbox the hardware. A new official video provides a simple guided walkthrough of the initial setup - none of it is complicated, but the big N is...

  • Nintendo Download 2nd March (Europe)

    Breath of the Wild! Ghost Blade HD! SEGA discounts galore! More!

    Another week dawns and just so happens to include the launch of the Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, however, focus on the Wii U and 3DS treats to come, which happen to include the highest profile launch title for the new system. Beyond that obvious...

  • News VOEZ Is The First Nintendo Switch Game You Can Only Play In Portable Mode

    No docking here

    Last week we wrote about the Switch port of VOEZ, a music title which has already found success on iOS and Android smartphones. More details regarding the port are now appearing, with publisher Flyhigh Works pointing out that the title can only be played in portable mode - giving it the distinction of being the first Switch game...

  • Random Infamous British Tabloid Takes 1-2-Switch a Bit Too Seriously

    Won't somebody think of the children?

    Whenever you need a good eye-roll, that cathartic action that makes you feel like you have a grip on the quirky madness of the world, tabloid newspapers are there for you. They say the daft things that need not be said - weirdly, they're typically the best-selling newspapers, which is a slightly distressing...

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    3DS eShop

    Review Legna Tactica

    Tactica Generica

    Kemco has been steadily supplying gamers with a glut of RPGs through the 3DS eShop over the past few years, all ported from mobile and mostly middling in the truest sense of the word — decent but forgettable games that riff off of classics. As the company's latest release, Legna Tactica is a dependable continuation of that policy,...

  • News Nintendo Throws a Blue Shell at Real Life Mario Kart

    Japanese Company "Maricar" is being sued for copyright infringement

    A popular Japanese company that let you live out your childhood dreams and race karts dressed as Mario and company are being sued by Nintendo for Copyright Infringment. The go karting firm that goes by the name "Maricar" lets anyone that holds a Japanese driving license race around...

  • News RIVE is Coming to the Nintendo Switch This Year With an 'Exclusive Expansion'

    "RIVE is a great fit for Nintendo Switch"

    RIVE is the last game by Two Tribes, with the founders of the company that brought us the Toki Tori franchise signing off with a full-on and explosive 2D shooter. As a nod to ideals of old-school difficulties and game styles it's an excellent title, but sadly its Wii U eShop version looked doomed and is now...

  • Video Usain Bolt Brings Olympian Power in Latest Pokémon Sun and Moon Trailers

    The Pokémon Company continues to invest big in the series

    If Nintendo researches successful marketing campaigns and their franchises it need not look much further than Pokémon, in which the big N naturally has a significant stake. During the 20th Anniversary celebrations last year and the launch of Pokémon GO followed by Pokémon Sun and Moon, we...

  • News Wii Karaoke U To Close In Europe By End Of March

    Hit Mii baby one more time

    Nintendo has revealed that the Wii Karaoke U service is to end at the close of March in Europe. After 23:59 BST on 31st March, the service will go offline and any ticket purchased for use with the software will cease to work. From 1st March the 30-day ticket will no longer be available, and on 31st March itself all other...

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    3DS eShop

    Review Mercenaries Saga 3

    Fun for hire

    The 3DS eShop is no stranger to strategy RPGs; aside from retail heavy hitters like Fire Emblem: Awakening and Fates and Stella Glow, it's also been blessed with smaller but still eminently enjoyable experiences like Ambition of the Slimes, and the surprisingly solid Mercenaries Saga 2. CIRCLE Entertainment was responsible for

  • News Splatoon 2 Global Testfire To Take Place During Nintendo Switch Launch Month

    You'll be able to use your Splatoon amiibo, too

    Nintendo has revealed that a Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event will take place shortly after the launch of the Switch, giving owners a chance to sample the sequel for free. The demo will be available for download from the eShop and in terms of content will include four different main weapons, including...

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    Wii U eShop / TG-16

    Review Gradius

    Arcade-style pew-pew

    Gradius will forever be considered a definitive game in the shoot 'em up genre, held up as a key example of what makes these kind of games truly special. It's a game familiar for its iconic NES version, of course, but the release of the TurboGrafx-16 iteration on the Wii U Virtual Console is a welcome one - after all, it was a...

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    New Nintendo 3DS

    Review Lifespeed

    F-Zero meets Star Fox

    First announced in 2015, this promising futuristic racing game's been on the horizon for quite a while. Having seen its fair share of delays, it's now finally here. But has it proven worth the wait? Lifespeed wastes no time getting down to brass tacks, as after booting it up and reaching the main menu you'll be presented with...

  • Video Digital Foundry Puts the NES Mini Up Against Retro Rivals

    Compared to Analogue NT, the original NES and the Virtual Console

    The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition (Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System in Europe) was a hit in the last Holiday season, even if stock issues meant that not everyone that wanted a system could pick one up. For those that do have a NES Mini, though,...

  • Video Learn More About the Ever-Present Pikachu

    The iconic face of a franchise

    The Pokemon series is one of the most important IPs on Nintendo hardware, while The Pokemon Company also goes big with releases on smart devices and the Trading Card Game. Often, when Pokemon is front and centre, Pikachu is normally used as the face of the franchise. With Pokemon now in its 21st year the yellow mascot...

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