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  • News Cross-Platform Play For FIFA Is A Possibility, Lots Of First-Party "Issues" To Work Through

    "It would be a net benefit to the users"

    After the recent Fortnite cross-platform play debacle - in which Sony has blocked players from using their accounts on Nintendo Switch - the idea of playing with friends regardless of system preference has been a hot topic just lately. One of the most talked about games for which players hope to see...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • FIFA
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    Review Arcade Archives Donkey Kong

    The true Original Edition

    Released in 1981, Donkey Kong was Nintendo’s first big arcade hit, featuring the debuts of the titular ape, Mario and future mayor of New Donk City, Pauline. Despite its popularity, Nintendo has favoured re-releasing the cutdown (with one stage missing) NES port of this classic platformer over the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Arcade Archives
    • Donkey Kong
  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Holds Strong In The UK Charts Top Ten

    But Switch titles are outnumbered in the UK charts

    The latest UK charts are in for the week ending 16th June, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe the only first-party Nintendo title standing firm in the 'All formats' top ten. Super Mario Odyssey went up two places from 16th to 14th, while it fell to FIFA 18 and DOOM to represent on the third-party front at...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Tsk, Sonic's Become A "Juvenile Delinquent" In His Upcoming Hollywood Movie

    "In a pretty straight rural environment"

    At the start of this month, it was revealed James Marsden had signed on to the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie.  Now, there's another recent update about Sonic's silver screen debut, courtesy of Paramount chairman and CEO, Jim Gianopulos, with a brief description of the blue blur's person

    • Sonic
    • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • News Team That Localised Fire Emblem: Awakening And Echoes Isn't Working On Three Houses

    Could Nintendo Treehouse be handling it?

    When it comes to Japanese RPGs, sometimes the company handling the localisation is one of the most important facts for prospective players. A good localisation can enrich the game, while a bad one can impact the depth of the storyline and create a barrier between the game and the player. 8-4 is one of the...

    • Fire Emblem
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ Switch Arrives In Japan On 27th September With Some New Additions

    Simplified inputs with 'Extreme Type'

    While Super Smash Bros. Ultimate held the lion's share of last week's Nintendo Direct at E3 2018, the confirmation that Bandai Namco's over-the-top 3v3 brawler Dragon Ball FighterZ is also Switch bound got fighting game fans more than a little excited. The publisher has confirmed the port will arrive in Japan...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Sit Back And Enjoy The Complete History Of F-Zero

    A deep look back through the series

    F-Zero is one of those poor franchises that can sometimes feel forgotten about; alongside the likes of Star Fox, Wave Race, and Earthbound, fans are left desperately screaming for a return to the series every time a new console is announced. Sometimes dreams are answered - her

    • Videos
    • Retro
    • F-Zero
  • News Nintendo Is Open To Dropping The 'Direct' Approach At Future E3 Events

    A return to traditional conferences?

    Nintendo has been putting its own twist on E3 over recent years; the last few shows have seen the likes of 'Nintendo Directs' and 'Digital Events' being presented online, replacing the traditional live conference setup that we still see today from other publishers with a video of pre-recorded footage. It seems...

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    • Nintendo Direct
  • News A Mysterious Countdown Has Appeared In Fortnite On Switch

    But what does it mean?

    A countdown is being broadcast to in-game TV sets across the Switch version of Fortnite, and nobody is totally sure what it means. Epic Games has used such tactics in the past to drop hints at forthcoming changes to the game, so it could be related to new content, skins or even a map change. Players of the game on other...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Switch eShop

YesterdaySun, 17th Jun 2018

  • News Super Smash Bros. Fan Sends Threatening Email To Nintendo New York Store After Removal Of Game Kiosks

    Investigated by local police

    According to the latest reports, in April of this year, the Nintendo store located in New York received a bomb threat via email. The alarming news is the threat was only discovered yesterday when the store was cleaning out its infrequently used email address.  The message allegedly came from a disgruntled...

    • Nintendo
  • News One Guy Got Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Up And Running On Switch

    A round of applause

    It’s hard to believe a long-time dream will finally become a reality when Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy arrives on the Nintendo Switch at the end of this month. For many years now, owners of Nintendo systems have been deprived of this classic trilogy. Beyond the initial licensing concerns, it might have stayed this way as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Octopath Traveler Won't Receive DLC According To The Game's Producer

    Because he said so

    For anyone who recently downloaded Square Enix's Octopath Traveler Prologue Demo and is planning on extending their stay in the wide world of Orsterra upon the game's release, you might be interested to hear the following:   During an interview with Dengeki Online this week, Masashi Takahashi - the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Arc System Works Reveals Kill La Kill The Game Is In Development, Due Out 2019

    Will it make the Switch?

    Arc System Works in partnership with APLUS Games have revealed Kill la Kill the Game will be released next year. Described as a "battle action" title for up to two players, the exact platforms the game will be available on have not yet been announced.  More details about the title based on Studio...

    • Arc System Works
    • Anime
  • Video Watch 18 Minutes Of Nintendo Minute At This Year's E3

    A look behind the scenes

    To close the door on this year's E3, Nintendo Minute's Kit and Krysta have put together a video showing viewers what the annual video game conference looked like from their perspective. The series of clips mainly focuses on Nintendo's events, highlighting its tournaments and the games it announced during the week. At the 12...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • E3 2018

Saturday16th Jun 2018

  • News My Nintendo Rewards Is Offering A Printable Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion Box Art Cover

    And it's dirt cheap

    The latest rewards have now gone live on the North American My Nintendo site, and this time around we have a printable Switch box art cover featuring the Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion. The reward has become available to celebrate the expansion's recent release and can be printed out at home to replace the standard cover in your...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • My Nintendo
    • North America
  • News A New Animal Crossing-Themed 2DS XL Is Coming To Europe Next Month

    Still no news of a Switch game...

    A brand new Animal Crossing-themed New Nintendo 2DS XL has appeared on the Nintendo UK store, set to be available in Europe next month. The console hasn't received an official announcement from Nintendo just yet, but some details can be found on the Nintendo 3DS Family page of the website. The system is set to...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • 3DS
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Dedicated Handheld Systems Are Still A Key Business Driver For Nintendo

    Increases in 3DS and 2DS sales across America

    Despite the Switch gaining sales momentum over the past year, it appears the 3DS and 2DS are still turning a profit for Nintendo in America. According to Reggie Fils-Aimé, sales for these systems had an increase of 27 percent at the end of last year when compared to the previous December.  ...

    • Nintendo
    • 3DS
    • 2DS
  • Talking Point What Were The Biggest Highs And Lows From E3 2018?

    What kind of impact did Nintendo have on this year's show?

    E3 is finally over for another year, bringing to a close the biggest event yet. From surprise promotional crossovers on the Ubisoft conference to a certain game pretty much taking over Nintendo's big summer Direct, there's been plenty of topics to talk about now the dust is beginning to...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • E3 2018
  • News Reggie Fils-Aimé Says Nintendo Labo Has “Absolutely” Met Company Expectations

    Here for the long haul

    Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé had a busy week promoting the company’s upcoming releases while meeting with multiple media outlets over the duration of E3 2018. In an interview with Forbes at the annual video game convention, Reggie was asked about Nintendo Labo. He went on to ex

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • E3 2018
  • News Splatoon Producer Reveals How The Art Style In Yoshi’s Island Was Conceived

    “It took quite a bit of time”

    Not every game has aged as gracefully as the 1995 Super Nintendo title, Yoshi’s Island. Even by modern standards, the distinctive hand-drawn aesthetics present from start to finish within this release have withstood the test of time. So, how exactly did the art style for one of Yoshi’s earliest outings come...

    • Nintendo
    • Yoshi
    • Retro
  • News Reggie Reflects On E3 2018 In The Latest Episode Of The Nintendo Power Podcast

    Now you’re playing with power

    The legacy of Nintendo Power lives on with the latest episode of the podcast – named after the famous publication – now available to listen to on YouTube, Soundcloud, iTunes and

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Power
    • Super Smash Bros.
    • Reggie
  • Feature The Past, Present And Future of Geek Chic with iam8bit

    "It's about making beautiful things"

    Stemming from a love of art, video games and popular culture, Californian video games merchandising company iam8bit are continually collaborating with artists and developers to produce items that are beyond just physical software releases. Embracing both legacy titles in cartridge form - such as Mega Man and...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Capcom
    • Accessories
    • Street Fighter

Friday15th Jun 2018

  • News Grab Yourself A Bargain In The Big Nintendo E3 2018 Sale

    Deals everywhere!

    To celebrate the biggest gaming trade fair in the world, E3 - which you no doubt know has been taking place this week - Nintendo is hosting a huge sale across Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U with offers on digital purchases. There are currently two sales taking place, one for North America and one for Europe. We've...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • Sale
    • E3 2018
  • Guide Fortnite Soccer Field Locations - Where To Score On Five Different Soccer Pitches

    In time for the World Cup

    Finding the Fortnite soccer field locations and scoring on five of them is one of the Battle Pass challenges in week seven, season four. Complete it and you'll earn five Battle Stars that will help boost you up the tiers for those sweet season four exclusive rewards. In this guide, we're going to help...

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

    Llama Sutra

    Fresh from its E3 announcement, the hottest game in the world finally arrives on Switch in a move that should surprise absolutely nobody, and not just because E3 2018 was leakier than dear Liza’s bucket. The question is: how does the Switch version stack up? For the cave dwelling, island castaways among you, Fortnite is a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
  • Guide Fortnite Pleasant Park Treasure Map Location

    Week 7 Battle Pass challenge

    Finding the Fortnite Pleasant Park Treasure Map and then following it to the treasure is one this week's Battle Pass challenges in week seven, season four. Complete it and you'll earn 10 Battle Stars that will help boost you up the tiers for those sweet season four exclusive rewards. In this guide, we're going to help...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Fortnite
  • News Another Three Mario Tennis Aces Characters Officially Unveiled, Available Later This Year

    They just keep coming!

    Yesterday we found out that Koopa Troopa and Blooper will be added to Mario Tennis Aces as free updates for everyone during the summer months, and it seems like this is just the beginning. Nintendo has now officially confirmed the future releases of Diddy Kong, Birdo, and Koopa Paratroopa. These characters will be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aimé Talks About His Feelings On Leaks In Gaming

    "It's really disappointing"

    While we did see a handful of surprises during Nintendo's 2018 E3 period, some of the bigger news and reveals were leaked early through the likes of photographs and datamine efforts, damaging the shock factor that the presentations should have had. Fortnite is one obvious example of this; the E3 Direct was clearly...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • E32018
  • News Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee Director Explains Why Motion Controls Are Mandatory

    But still doesn't address the real issue

    It's pretty safe to say that the recent confirmation that Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go Eevee! will require motion controls didn't go down too well with fans. While it's certainly a welcome addition, and one that does look like it could be a lot of fun, we immediately had some concerns about the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
  • News Panic Button Boss Says Another Major Switch Port Will Be Announced Next Month

    Place your bets

    Panic Button director of development and co-owner Adam Creighton has told Variety that the studio will be announcing another major port sometime next month. Speaking at E3, Creighton once again discussed Panic Button's enviable experience with Nintendo's hardware - experience which has ensured it remains in high demand:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Panic Button
    • E3 2018
  • Guide Fortnite Battle Pass Week 7 Challenges, Blockbuster and Carbide, and Season Four - How It All Works

    Cleared for battle

    Grab yourself a Battle Pass in Fortnite and you can take on a bunch of weekly challenges that not only give you a perfect excuse to play, but provide you with the best rewards. The Battle Pass isn't free though – it will set you back around £7.99 / $9.99 worth of V-Bucks, the in-game currency, but it's completely worth it...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Fortnite
  • News Super Mario Party Will Feature Online Play With Friends, But Only For Minigames

    Not the full boardgame

    During yesterday's edition of Nintendo Treehouse: Live, it was revealed that Super Mario Party will feature online play - albeit it with some restrictions. The online play is presented as a standalone mode called 'Online Mario-thon', in which players will compete in five randomly selected minigames aiming to get the highest...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News NieR: Automata Director Yoko Taro Really Wants To See The Game On Nintendo Switch

    So NieR, and yet so far

    NieR: Automata is one of the most remarkable games to come out of Japan in years, and has rightly been hailed as a classic on PS4.  At E3 2018 it was confirmed that the title would also be coming to Xbox One, and during a live stream featuring director Yoko Taro, producer Yosuke Saito and designer Takahisa Taura, the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Yoko Taro
    • NieR: Automata
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    Review Iro Hero

    The tale of the ultimate charging docks

    The Nyagu are an alien species enlightened with good intentions, rainbows and sunshine. Upon meeting mankind for the first time, they grant each and every human the power to conjure electricity from their bodies. Think of the possibilities: no more hassle with power outlets or wires if you needed to charge up...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Iro Hero
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    Review One Strike

    Live By The Pixel Sword, Die By The Pixel Sword

    With such distinct historical richness it's no shock popular culture has embraced Japanese samurai mythos over the years, including, of course, video games. Samurai Shodown wasn't the first game to take on the subject, but it certainly was the most successful at bringing samurai duelling to the tip of...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • One Strike
  • News The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards Include Discounts On "Challenging" Titles

    Puzzles and platforms

    The latest wave of My Nintendo rewards have now gone live on the European version of the site, and this collection's theme is all about celebrating "challenging" games. There are only four games on offer this time around, all for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U, and you can check out the list below. We'd argue that Pullblox may well be...

    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
  • News The Co-Op Archeology Of Fossil Hunters Has Unearthed A 28th June Release Date On Switch

    Build dinosaurs like bony puzzles

    An archeology-themed puzzle game? With co-op? What fresh hell is this? Well, this is Fossil Hunters, a cute and charming little romp that turns unearthing fossils and constructing dinosaur skeletons into an exercise in platforming and teamwork. And, best of all, developer Reptoid Games has confirmed the game...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Get Ready Doods, NIS America Is Bringing Disgaea 1 Complete To Switch On 9th October

    Return to the netherworld

    Back in April of this year, Nippon Ichi and NIS America revealed the original Disgaea game would be receiving a HD makeover to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the strategy RPG series. NIS America has now confirmed Disgaea 1 Complete will arrive on Nintendo Switch on 9th October. There’s a trailer to coincide with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Thursday14th Jun 2018

  • News Masahiro Sakurai Notes That Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Could Be The Last In The Series

    For real this time?

    With the release of each of the last few Super Smash Bros. titles, series director and incredibly hardworking man Masahiro Sakurai has claimed that it could well be his last. Continuing this trend, Sakurai is now treating Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as potentially being the final Smash game. Disussing the game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
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    Review Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion

    Eights-a-poppin'

    Since we first clapped eyes on the sucker-headed Octolings in 720p on the Wii U, Splatoon fans everywhere wanted to take control of these teenage tentaculars on the splattlefield. Octo Expansion promises just that and much more, but can such wondrous ideas truly be realised in a $20 DLC pack for Splatoon 2 on the Switch? Let’s...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Octo Expansion
  • News Nintendo Confirms Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is A "Brand New Game", Not A Wii U Port

    "Built from the ground up"

    Ever since Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was first shown, back when we still had no idea what form it would take, fans have been wondering whether the game will be a brand new experience or an upgraded port based on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Nintendo has now officially addressed the issue - and it's very good news indeed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aimé Hits Back At Analysts After Recent Share Price Drop

    "There’s a lot more up our sleeve"

    Immediately after Nintendo's E3 Direct earlier this week, the company's share value took quite a hit, dropping over 6% in a single day. The main concerns were reportedly related to a lack of new and exciting content being shown, and worries over how Nintendo will continue to please and surprise gaming fans over...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Business
    • Industry
  • Watch Nintendo Treehouse Live - Day 3 @ E3 2018

    The final day

    Join us for the third and final day of Nintendo Treehouse Live, direct from the E3 show floor in LA. It's Nintendo last chance to give us some special announcements and deep dive into the games they have on show this year. <liveblog id="e3_2018_nintendo_treehouse_day3_nintendolife" tags="#Ninte3ndo" video=" />

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    • Live Blog
    • Live Chat
    • Nintendo Treehouse
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Conversations To Bring YouTube And Netflix To Switch Are "On-Going"

    "Opportunities will come in due time"

    Just hours before Nintendo's E3 Direct earlier this week, rumours surrounding the launch of YouTube and Netflix services on Switch began to circulate once again. The reason for this was an error on North American retailer Best Buy's online store - which has since been removed - but the whole fiasco has resulted...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Octopath Traveler Features 80 - 100 Hours Of Content

    New demo has 3 hour time limit

    Yesterday's Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featured a healthy segment on the upcoming turn-based RPG Octopath Traveler, and details surrounding the game's length and new demo were revealed. The demo, which is officially called the Octopath Traveler Prologue Demo, should be available to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Genki USB Bluetooth Adapter Finally Brings Low-Latency Audio To Switch

    Kickstarter campaign launches today

    Human Things has launched a new Kickstarter campaign that will be music to the ears of any Switch owner who craves wireless audio on their console. Genki is the first USB-C Bluetooth transmitter uses the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology and Qualcomm’s aptX Low Latency codec to deliver low-latency audio using...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Kickstarter
  • Nintendo Download 14th June (North America)

    New games, DLC, discounts and more

    Thursday is here once more, bringing with it the promise of a new weekend on the horizon, and a fresh update to your local eShops. This week's haul of digital delights includes everything from a battle royale phenomenon and an objective-based shooter to a shape-based puzzler and grim-looking platformer. We'd like...

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    • 3DS eShop
    • Nintendo Download
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sony's Share Value Takes A Hit Following Fortnite Account Woes On Nintendo Switch

    But will it change its mind?

    Share prices sure are in the news a lot this time of year. We've already heard that Nintendo's value has taken a hit following its E3 presentation, and now it's Sony's turn. The news that Switch owners who have previously played Fortnite on PS4 cannot transfer their progress to Nin

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Sony
    • PS4
    • Business
  • News Wolfenstein II Developer Says Switch Port Will Have No Compromises

    Things are looking good

    We're only a couple of weeks away from Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' launch on Switch, and all the footage of the game we've seen so far has been looking extremely impressive. As it turns out, there seems to be a very good reason for this apparent high level of quality. Speaking with

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Nintendo Download 14th June (Europe)

    Every new bit of content hitting the eShops

    Welcome to this week's Nintendo Download roundup, your weekly update on every new game, piece of DLC, discount and theme coming to the eShops in your region. As always, drop a vote in our poll if it takes your fancy, and leave us a comment below with your thoughts on the latest additions to Switch, 3DS and...

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  • Hands On Settling The Score In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Ridley and able

    There are certain games you can count on making an appearance on every Nintendo console: Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and more recently, Super Smash Bros. Since the N64 days, Smash has been one of Nintendo's major tentpole franchises drawing millions of new fans into Nintendo's orbit, so the company's announcement of a new Smash...

    • E3 2018
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Hands On
    • Preview
  • News Panic Button "Very In Demand" After Successful Switch Ports, Working On Several Projects

    Including original games

    Panic Button's recent work porting games (DOOM, Rocket League, and Wolfenstein II) to Nintendo Switch has been something of a dream period for the studio, with a high level of quality across the board securing it a legion of happy, expectant fans. It would appear that fans are right to be expectant, too, as plenty more...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Panic Button
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Arcade Archives: Donkey Kong Available Now On Switch eShop In North America And Japan

    Sky Skipper drops in July

    To start the third and final day of live Treehouse coverage, Nintendo announced HAMSTER would be expanding the Arcade Archives line on the Switch eShop, with the reveal of two additional titles. Both released in 1981, the first is the original Donkey Kong arcade game, and the second is the lesser known Sky Skipper...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Shigeru Miyamoto
  • News Nintendo Expects Third-Party Ports To Arrive On Switch Much Quicker From Next Year

    Less delays...

    The Switch has received a number of very welcome ports from external publishers since the console's release, but often after a rather timely delay. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is coming to Switch later this month but was originally released on other consoles back in October of last year, and the very recently released Fortnite...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Hands On Falling Into Endless Spike Pits In Mega Man 11

    It's good to have you back, old friend

    In the aftermath of the dramatic departure of Keiji Inafune from Capcom back in 2010, it seemed that he had taken Mega Man with him. Capcom cancelled all existing projects and relegated the Blue Bomber to a footnote in the broader company portfolio. There was hope that the spirit would live on in Inafune’s...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mega Man 11
    • E3 2018
    • Hands On
    • Preview
  • News Nintendo Switch Now Has Over 700 Games

    Something for everyone

    Since its launch in March of last year, the Switch has seen a whole host of games arrive in all shapes and sizes. We've seen at least one major first-party release per month for the majority of that time, several incredibly popular third-party franchises, and more indie games than you can waggle a Joy-Con at. In fact, it isn't...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    Review Soccer Slammers

    Cheap kicks

    World Cup 2018 is upon us, and with it comes the inevitable rush of pick-up-and-play football games. Soccer Slammers is one such effort, and it's pretty much at the polar opposite end of the Switch footy game scale compared to FIFA 18 - for better and for worse. On the 'better' side, it forgoes the dry, manicured pomposity of EA's fully...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Soccer Slammers
  • News You'll Be Able To Unlock New Mario Tennis Aces Characters Through In-Game Tournaments

    Koopa Troopa and Blooper on the way

    During day two of Nintendo's Treehouse Live stream, more details were announced surrounding the character roster available in Mario Tennis Aces. It was revealed that some new characters are on the way, and there will be a couple of different ways to unlock them for your collection. The two additional characters...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Psychological Horror Adventure Angels of Death Is Headed To Switch This Month

    Split into four episodes

    It has been confirmed that Angels of Death, a psychological horror adventure developed by Makoto Sanada, will launch on Nintendo Switch on 27th June in North America, and 28th June in Europe. After its success as a game and manga series in Japan, Angels of Death is coming to the west consisting of four in-game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Wednesday13th Jun 2018

  • News Nintendo Takes A Swipe At Sony Over Fortnite's Cross-Platform Issues On Switch

    Game has been downloaded over two million times since launch

    After weeks of speculation, Fortnite finally arrived on Switch yesterday. The news that the world's biggest video game was on a Nintendo system was cause for celebration, but it wasn't all positive - players who already had Fortnite on PS4 found that they couldn't carry their progress or...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • E3 2018
    • Fortnite
    • Sony
  • News Nintendo's Share Price Plummets In Response To E3 Direct

    Ups and downs

    Nintendo's share value has been all over the place just recently; a large jump in price was seen after the Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! reveals, followed by an equally large drop after rep

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Business
    • Industry
  • Gallery Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Full Character Roster

    Gotta Smash-em all!

    At E3 2018 Nintendo announced that the latest version of Smash Bros. would be called Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. They weren't kidding about the title either, every single character that has ever appeared in any previous Smash Bros. game will be available on the Nintendo Switch incarnation. Crikey. Along with updated moves and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Smash Bros
    • E3 2018
  • News Nintendo Accidentally Shows Switch Icons For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate And Pokémon Let’s Go

    Oops!

    The Nintendo Treehouse: Live Day 2 is well underway, and while playing through a segment of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Nintendo accidentally showed off the icons for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • E32018
  • Video Here's How Fortnite On Switch Compares To The PS4 Version

    Side-by-side

    So Fortnite has finally landed on Nintendo Switch to the surprise of absolutely no one, and players are no doubt wondering how the game performs compared to other versions. Well fear not, friends, as this video above gives us a side-by-side comparison of the game running on Switch and PS4. As you can see, the differences in graphical...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
  • Watch Nintendo Treehouse Live - Day 2 @ E3 2018

    Hopefully some more surprises

    Join us for the second day of Nintendo goodness live and direct from the E3 show floor in LA. What special announcements do you think will be in store for us today? <liveblog id="e3_2018_nintendo_treehouse_day2_nintendolife" tags="#Ninte3ndo" video=" />

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    • Live Blog
    • Live Chat
    • Nintendo Treehouse
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Confirmed Characters, Stages, And Release Date - Everything We Know So Far

    The Ultimate Super Smash Bros.

    Nintendo finally unveiled Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the upcoming Switch entry in the massive fighting franchise, at its E3 2018 Nintendo Direct. We learned an obscene amount of information about it, including all of the confirmed characters, new stages, and the myriad of small tweaks and changes that make this entry...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
    • Features
    • Guides
  • Feature The 15 Best Nintendo Switch Games at E3 2018

    We wanted a top 20 but...

    Whilst fans of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate revelled in yesterday's Nintendo Direct, others were disappointed with the total number of games showcased. We ourselves were not alone in expecting more titles to be announced, particularly ones from third parties. To make sure you don't miss any, we've listified the ones we...

    • E3 2018
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • Video Analysing Fortnite's Frame Rate And Resolution On Switch

    Frame by frame

    Fortnite has officially landed on Nintendo Switch, finally allowing owners of the console to join in with the battle royale phenomenon that has taken over the world recently. How does the game run on the console, though? Let's find out. The video above, shared by the folks at VG Tech, examines the game's frame rate in several...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
  • News Fortnite On Nintendo Switch Doesn't Have Save The World Mode

    ... and it might not ever get it

    Fortnite arrived on the Nintendo Switch eShop yesterday, but some players have noticed that the game doesn't include the base-building Save the World mode that Fortnite originally shipped with on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Prior to including the now super popular Battle Royale mode, Fortnite was centered around building...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature The Big Nintendo Summary From E3 2018 - Day One

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Fortnite and more

    E3 2018 is well under way, and that means Nintendo has arrived and unleashed all manner of updates, reveals and extended demos through a Nintendo Direct and a Treehouse broadcast. As you can imagine, there's been a lot of things to talk about, so to make your life a lot easier we've gathered together all...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • E3 2018
  • Hands On Revisiting Kanto With Pokémon: Let’s Go! Pikachu And Let’s Go! Eevee On Switch

    Blending the new with the old in fresh ways

    Suffice to say, fans were suitably surprised when Nintendo lifted the lid on Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!; instead of the follow-up generation to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon that many expected, Nintendo teased a reimagining of one of the first games, with some Pokémon GO...

    • E3
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
    • Hands On
  • News Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido Has Shockingly Poor Launch In Japan

    Not the best start for Nintendo's new IP

    Just last week, Nintendo's latest creation Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido launched on both Switch and 3DS. The game is an action-puzzle mash-up with an incredibly high level of polish and a great story mode (we rated it rather highly in our review), but the initial sales figures for the game are shockingly...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Japan
  • News Super Mario Party On Switch Appears To Make Use Of Nintendo's Recent Multi-Screen Patent

    Two consoles working together

    Just over a month ago we reported on a new multi-screen patent filed by Nintendo which seemed to make use of two separate screens, running on two separate devices, with information and displays being shared between them seamlessly. After closer inspection of the recent Super Mario Party trailer, it appears that this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Website Goes Live With Videos, Music And Daily Updates

    Almost as good as that 'Nintendo Life' site...

    The official website for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now live featuring lots of great artwork, videos and more for you to feast your eyes and ears on. Aside from a scrolling banner across the top of the site featuring that gorgeous painting that's been going around, the site features...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
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    Switch eShop

    Review PixelJunk Monsters 2

    Turning defence into a Tikiman

    PixelJunk Monsters first appeared in 2008 and was instrumental in Kyoto-based developer Q-Games and talisman Dylan Cuthbert establishing a ’brand’ that would spawn several titles across different genres. After taking a break to develop the glorious remake Star Fox 64 3D on 3DS in 2011 as well as releasing Monsters...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Will Run At 60fps In Both Docked And Handheld Modes

    1080p docked, 720p undocked

    During Nintendo's E3 Direct 2018 presentation yesterday, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was fully unveiled to the world. Since then we've seen a steady trickle of information coming from the 'Big N' to answer various pressing questions, and we now know exactly how the game will run on Switch. Luckily for everyone,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Grim Fandango Remastered Is Heading To Nintendo Switch

    Dead to rights

    E3 2018 is Christmas for new game announcements, and Nintendo Switch has another one to add to its collection in the form of Grim Fandango Remastered. The port was announced during a 20th anniversary reunion of the original cast and director/writer Tim Schafer, although no release date was announced so you'll have to wait a little...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • E3 2018
  • News Nintendo Crowns The Champions Of E3 2018's Super Smash Bros. And Splatoon 2 Tournaments

    An epic battle

    It's been an exciting E3 for Nintendo so far and last night saw epic battles in both the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 tournament and also the Splatoon 2 World Championship. It didn't come as too much of a surprise that ZeRo of Chile was crowned the champion of the Super Smash Bros. Invitational. After all, he's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Splatoon 2
    • Tournaments
    • E3 2018
  • Hands On Catching A Curveball With The Poké Ball Plus, The Switch's Latest Must-Have Accessory

    I Choose You!

    Since my first playthrough of Pokémon Blue back in 1998, I’ve had a bit of an on-again, off-again relationship with Game Freak’s monster-collecting magnum opus. I certainly consider myself to be a fan, but I haven’t finished a main game since SoulSilver, and a 2016 summer spent scouring the countryside for Kanto critters in...

    • E3 2018
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Accessories
    • Features
  • News Double Fine Is Bringing The Dual Stories Of Broken Age To Switch

    Double the Schafer

    Tim Schafer and the team at Double Fine have seemingly just realised the Nintendo Switch exists as they've announced not one game for the hybrid platform, but two. First we got news that classic point and click adventure Grim Fandango Remastered is headed to the eShop, and now it's been confirmed Broken Age is also getting the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Strategy RPG Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk Secures September Release On Switch

    "Redefines the limits of RPGs"

    NIS America has announced that Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk will be bringing its fantastical strategy RPG gameplay to Switch on 18th September in North America, and 21st September in Europe. In the game, players must command a brigade of puppet soldiers as you navigate the twisting passageways of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Splatoon 2's July Update Brings A Fresh Stage And Brand New Weapons

    Less talk, more splat

    With the Octo Expansion dropping today and a new set of world champions crowned at E3 2018, Splatoon 2 is all up in the headlines. And here's one more, with news that the July update will bring with it a new stage and some brand new weapons. The new details were revealed via the Japanese Splatoon 2 account, showcasing a

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News The Next Johnny Turbo Game Is Wizard Fire, And You Can Pre-Order It Now

    A multiplayer RPG from yesteryear

    FTE Games has unveiled the next game coming through its Johnny Turbo's Arcade revival line - the multiplayer action-RPG, Wizard Fire. The sequel to 1990's Gate of Doom - which also received the Switch revival treatment earlier this year - Wizard Fire follows the same formula as its predecessor with all manner of...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Retro
  • News Colourful Platformer INK Splashes Onto Switch eShop Next Week

    The platforms are invisible!

    Indie publisher Digerati and developer Zack Bell Games have announced that upcoming 'splatformer' INK will arrive on Nintendo Switch on 19th June. INK is a fast-paced platformer with a bit of a twist - the levels are actually invisible and must be splattered with brightly coloured paint before they can be seen. Players...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Tuesday12th Jun 2018

  • Watch Nintendo Direct & Nintendo Treehouse Live @ E3 2018

    Is your body re3ady?

    It's almost time for the big one, Nintendo's E3 showcase titled simply Nintendo Direct: E3 2018. We're expecting a full reveal of Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch, further details on Metroid Prime 4, potentially an "out today" release of Fortnite and many other announcements. Following that will be Nintendo Treehouse Live - Day 1...

    • E3 2018
    • Live Blog
    • Live Chat
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Fortnite On Nintendo Switch - Release Date, Battle Pass Pricing, And More

    Everything we know so far

    It's official - Fortnite is not only coming to Switch, but you can play it right this second. As predicted, it launched shortly after Nintendo's E3 2018 Direct. Fortnite is the world's most popular video game right now, thanks largely to its 'Battle Royale' mode which drops 100 players onto an island in a 'last man...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Guides
    • Fortnite
    • Features
  • News Here's How Voice Chat Works In Fortnite On Nintendo Switch

    Nice and easy

    Fortnite has been officially announced for Nintendo Switch, available to play for free right now in some regions (with others to follow very shortly), but how does voice chat work within the game, we hear you ask... Well, luckily for everyone, discussion on the Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation has revealed all the details you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • E32018
  • E3 2018 Here's When The Nintendo Direct E3 2018 Takes Place And How You Can Watch

    A timely reminder

    Today's the day every Nintendo fan has been waiting patiently for - it's the day of the Nintendo Direct E3 2018 broadcast. Rather than hold a live press conference Nintendo has followed the format it has used at recent E3 events and will be broadcasting a pre-recorded presentation at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST. As for...

    • E3 2018
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Surprise, Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion DLC Is Out Tomorrow!

    We had an inkling this might happen

    Earlier today during the Splatoon 2 World Championship it was revealed that the first paid DLC, Octo Expansion, will be made available the evening of June 13th (US time) on the Nintendo eShop. Previously the update had been given a loose "Summer" release date. For those of you in Europe/Japan the DLC will hit the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • DLC
  • Talking Point Nintendo's E3 2018 Went Big On Smash Bros. But Left Us Wanting More

    A bloated presentation, or a case of bloated expectations?

    So, Nintendo's E3 2018 presentation is over and done with, and it's time to mull over the announcements and digest all of that lovely new content. As was anticipated, a lot of screen time was given to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and with good reason – it's easily going to be the Switch's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • E3 2018
  • News You'll Be Able To Buy Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee With A Poké Ball Plus Included

    Bundles incoming

    Alongside the recently revealed images of fan-favourite locations in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, bundles for both games have now been announced that include the new Poké Ball Plus controller. Yes, buy purchasing one of the bundles shown in the lovely image above, you'll be able to buy your pick of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
  • News Sony Blocks PS4 Fortnite Players From Using Their Account On Nintendo Switch

    Thanks a bunch, Sony

    Fortnite coming to Switch is welcome news, especially for those of you who have been wondering what all the fuss is about. However, if you've previously been enjoying the game on PS4 and wish to retain your progress and purchases when playing on Switch, we've got some bad news - there's currently no way of linking your existing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
  • News Nintendo Confirms Metroid Prime 4 Will Skip E3 2018

    Wherefore art thou, Samus?

    With Super Smash Bros. Ultimate dominating much of the Nintendo Direct at E3 2018, there wasn't much room for any other big first-party announcements, but there's one game you definitely won't be hearing from over the next few days - Metroid Prime 4. In

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • E3 2018
  • News Fortnite Officially Confirmed For Nintendo Switch, Available For Free Today

    Where we dropping boys?

    Yes, after weeks and weeks of speculation, Nintendo has officially confirmed that Fortnite is coming to the Nintendo Switch. The news comes from the Nintendo Direct E3 2018 Live Stream, during which Nintendo finally spilled the beans on the hugely popular battle royale hit's presence on the platform. The best news? The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Fortnite
    • E3 2018
  • Guide How To Play Fortnite On Switch If You've Played Before On PS4

    A new account's the only way

    Fortnite has finally landed on Nintendo Switch, and with an absolutely huge caveat: you can't play it using your Epic account if you've EVER played Fortnite on PS4. To be absolutely clear, there are no work arounds whatsoever. Even if you unlink your PS4 from your Epic Games account, you still won't be able to play...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Guides
    • Features
    • Fortnite
  • Watch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Invitational Live @ E3 2018

    Who will win?

    After the qualifying rounds last night two teams from Japan and Europe respectively will battle it out to see who will be crowned Splatoon 2 World Champions. GG BoyZ vs BackSquids. Following that, we'll be watching the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Invitational 2018 tournament. Settle in, grab yourself a drink and join us with the...

    • E3 2018
    • Super Smash Bros.
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Live Blog
    • Live Chat
  • E3 2018 What Do You Want To See From Nintendo At E3?

    It's nearly time…

    Today Nintendo will broadcast its E3 'Direct' presentation and let the world know about the biggest and best Switch (and perhaps 3DS) games that will be releasing cross the next year or so.  Nintendo's been a pretty leaky ship of late, and if rumours are to be believed we already know some of the titles Nintendo will be...

    • E3 2018
    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video Here's How Dragon Ball FighterZ Looks On Nintendo Switch

    The other big fighter from the E3 2018 Direct

    While everyone's attention was firmly focused on another big fighting franchise making its way to Nintendo Switch in 2018 - *cough* Super Smash Bros. Ultimate *cough* - Bandai Namco confirmed that the 3v3 madness of Dragon Ball FighterZ is also headed to Ninty's hybrid hardware via today's Nintendo...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
    • E3 2018
  • News Here's What You Get Inside Starlink's Star Fox Starter Pack For Nintendo Switch

    Game requires 15GB download in order to play

    Perhaps the most unexpected thing to come out of Ubisoft's E3 press conference was the news that Starlink is getting a special Star Fox ship as well as exclusive content for the Switch version of the game. The legendary Fox McCloud will be joining the fight to liberate Atlus from tyranny, and we've now...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Starlink
    • Star Fox
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is Unveiled For Switch, Every Previous Character Returns

    The ultimate fan service?

    As promised, details surrounding the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game for Switch have been shared during the Nintendo Direct E3 2018 live stream, and it's all very tasty indeed. The game will be called Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and will amazingly feature every single character we've ever seen before in the series, whether...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
    • E3 2018
  • News Fire Emblem: Three Houses Will Invade Your Switch In Spring 2019

    A plague on your houses

    During today's Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 2018 Nintendo lifted the lid on the much-anticipated Fire Emblem title for Switch. Titled Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the game launches in Spring next year.  The footage shown reveals that Three Houses will retain the character art-style seen in Fire Emblem:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • E3 2018
    • Fire Emblem
  • News Super Mario Party Revealed For Nintendo Switch, Launches This October

    More mini games than you can shake a Joy-Con at

    Super Mario Party is a brand new Mario Party game coming to the Nintendo Switch, officially announced during the Nintendo Direct E3 2018 live stream. As you can see in the trailer, a range of play styles will feature including a particularly fancy looking game featuring multiple Switch consoles lying...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Mario Party
  • Rumour Netflix And YouTube Are Coming To Switch According To Retail Leak

    Switching it up

    With the big Nintendo Direct: E3 2018 set for 5pm BST today (and the Treehouse set to broadcast right after), the rumour mills and leak factories are working overtime on all things Switch-related. The latest relates to a listing on North American retailer Best Buy's online store, which reportedly listed support for both Netflix and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News New Screenshots Show Fan-Favourite Locations In Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu And Eevee

    First look at Brock, Rival and more

    The Nintendo Treehouse: Live coverage has begun on Nintendo's official video sharing platforms, and brand new footage of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! has already been beamed into the eager eyes of fans around the world. The images below, captured by Serebii, give us a first look at some key...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
  • News Ridley Is Finally In Super Smash Bros. And It's Getting An Amazing amiibo Figure

    Inkling girl has one, too!

    If you've just about recovered from the unbelievable amount of content shown in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reveal that just happened in the Nintendo Direct E3 2018 show, you might want to prepare yourself for a little bit more. If you watched the stream, or have followed the news on this very site, you'll no...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News 8BitDo Reveals Huge Range Of Bluetooth Controllers, All Compatible With Nintendo Switch

    Inspired by the classic systems of yesteryear

    Accessory maker 8BitDo has revealed a huge range of new controllers at E3 2018, as well as a complete rebrand of the company by famed graphic artist Cory Schmitz, with logowork done in collaboration with by Grilli Type. Zero 2 The follow-up to the original Zero, this is being billed as the...

    • E3 2018
    • Accessories
    • 8BitDo
    • Hardware
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video Check Out FIFA 19 Running On Switch In Handheld Mode

    It's Champions League final time

    Just a few short days ago, FIFA 19 was officially announced for Nintendo Switch during EA's E3 conference. The game's producer Andrei Lazarescu recently said that this latest edition will feature improved graphics, and you can get your first glimpse of the game's visuals running on Switch in Handheld mode above...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Switch eShop Listing Suggests Yoshi For Nintendo Switch Has Been Delayed To 2019

    No Yoshi this year?

    The Nintendo Direct E3 2018 presentation took place just a few short hours ago, and one of the more notable absentees from the show was the upcoming Yoshi title for Nintendo Switch. It now seems that the game has been delayed to next year, potentially explaining why the game wasn't shown. Despite being announced during E3 last...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Yoshi
    • E32018
  • News Konami Is Resurrecting Hyper Sports For The Nintendo Switch

    Take to the track (and field)

    Konami has revealed that it is resurrecting its classic Hyper Sports series on the Nintendo Switch with Hyper Sports R. The first game hit arcades way back in 1984 and was the sequel to Track & Field. We dread to think how many controllers and joysticks have been ruined by this series over the years. Here's some...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Konami
    • Hyper Sports
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country Expansion Coming This September

    Available early for season pass owners

    During the Nintendo Direct E3 2018 live stream, details were shared for Torna - The Golden Country - a DLC expansion for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Players will guide a group of legendary warriors on a journey through the tragic history that doomed a kingdom and drove a hero down a dark path 500 years before the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Updates
    • E32018
  • Random You Might Not Want To Think Too Much About Peach's Face Animations

    A behind-the-scenes look

    Nintendo has shared a quick video via Twitter, giving us a behind-the-scenes look into the workings of Princess Peach's 3D face model. This is all well and good, of course, but taking away that glistening, polished exterior reveals the rather creepy looking tools hidden inside our favourite characters. As you can see below,...

    • Random
    • Super Mario
    • Princess Peach
  • Video Here's 15 Minutes Of Star Fox In Starlink: Battle For Atlas

    Fox McCloud, we've missed you

    E3 2018 has had plenty of big reveals over the past couple of days, but few made as many headlines as the one surrounding toys-to-life adventure Starlink: Battle for Atlas and its crossover with Star Fox.  The Switch-exclusive content - which includes Fox

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
    • E3 2018
  • News David Hayter Returns As Solid Snake In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Do us a Solid

    It's safe to say Metal Gear fans weren't best pleased when David Hayter, the long-serving voice of gruff spy clone Solid Snake was dropped in favour of Kiefer 'I'm always going to be Jack Bauer' Sutherland for 2015's Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Well, grumble no more because Mr Hayter has returned to lend his signature...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • E3 2018
  • News Crazy Justice Brings Battle Royale Warfare To Switch On 13th June

    You won't have to wait a Fortnite

    With Fortnite looming ever closer, indie developer Black Riddles Studio has announced that its own addition to the every-popular battle royale genre, Crazy Justice, will bring its cross-play shenanigans to Nintendo Switch on 13th June. While the two games do look a little similar, the developer was quick to quash...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Mech Some Noise For Daemon X Machina, The Armored Core Successor Headed To Switch In 2019

    Look at these absolute units

    Nintendo opened the Nintendo Direct at E3 2018 with a bang, debuting a new mech-based third-person shooter by the name of Daemon X Machina. In the vein of the classic Armored Core series, you’ll pilot a giant robotic suit of armour (known as an 'Arsenal') and take on all manner of giant bosses with rockets and massive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • E3 2018
  • News GameCube Controllers Will Be Compatible With Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Hello, old friend

    The GameCube controller is still considered by many diehard Super Smash Bros. fans as the best way to play the game. Since debuting alongside Super Smash Bros. Melee, Nintendo has been able to make it compatible with Brawl for Wii, and also the Wii U entry in the series.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Nintendo Direct
  • News Ubisoft Collaborating With Virtuos For The Switch Version Of Starlink: Battle For Atlas

    File size also revealed

    It sounds like the Nintendo Switch version of Starlink: Battle for Atlas is in safe hands, with the news Ubisoft Toronto and Virtuos “collaborated closely” for this particular release of the game. In case you were wondering, Virtuos is the developer behind the Switch iterations of Dark Souls: Remastered...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Square Enix's Octopath Traveler Prologue Demo Arrives On 14th June

    Game launches a month later

    As we’ve known since March, Octopath Traveler will launch on 13th July, with a special edition of the game including a pop-up book, map, sound selection CD and replica coin releasing alongside the standard version on the same day.  With this in mind, the wait for the official release of the game just got a tad...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Rumour New GameStop Listing Reveals Wolfenstein: Youngblood For Switch

    Certainly seems plausible

    During Bethesda's mammoth E3 conference, which revealed a couple of Switch goodies in the form of Fallout Shelter and The Elder Scrolls: Legends, a new follow-up to Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was revealed with no specific p

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Blow Bubble Gum And Do Battle With The Cartoon Combat Of Ninjala

    And we're all out of bubble gum...

    Plenty of new games were announced - albeit briefly - at this year's Nintendo Direct at E3 2018, and that includes a new multiplayer brawler by the name of Ninjala. Coming from GungHo Online Entertainment, you'll use bubble gum and foam-covered weapons to take on fellow ninja in an urban-setting that's got a real...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Explore The Hand-Drawn World Of Hollow Knight Right Now On Switch

    Knighty knight

    We’ve been waiting patiently for Team Cherry’s gorgeous yet grim platformer to make its way onto Nintendo Switch, and that patience has been rewarded with news that Hollow Knight is available from today on your local eShop. The game will feature of all the previously released DLC, so you know you're getting an experience on par...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • e3 2018
  • News Yo-Kai Watch Is Getting A New Game In A 'Shock Reveal' Set For 27th June

    It's not Yo-Kai Watch 4, though

    The Yo-Kai series already has Yo-Kai Watch 4 in development, and the brawling action of the Yo-Kai Busters series, but now Level-5 has revealed there's another one in the works, and it's set to unveil the game in a 'shock reveal' set for the 27th June. The broadcast will celebrate the franchise's fifth anniversary,...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Want To Make Death Stranding Even Better? Just Add Breath Of The Wild's Music

    A mash up made in video game heaven

    If you follow the latest news of non-Nintendo platforms (shock horror), you may well be aware of Metal Gear Solid Producer Hideo Kojima's latest project Death Stranding, an upcoming action game that will be released exclusively on PS4. What you might not be aware of, though, is how its latest E3 trailer feels...

    • Random
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Don't Forget Your Trunks When Dragon Ball FighterZ Arrives On Switch This Summer

    What you Saiyan?

    It was rumoured earlier this year, but today's E3 2018 Nintendo Direct confirmed what we all wanted to hear - Dragon Ball FighterZ is coming to Switch. The critically-acclaimed brawler made quite an impression on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and now it's the turn of Nintendo fans to see what the fuss is all about. Amazingly, Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dragon Ball
    • E3 2018
  • News Mutant Football League Will Chainsaw Upfield For A Touchdown On The Switch

    Defensive line too strong? Breach them with a shotgun

    Things weren't looking bright for football of the American variety on the Switch, so this news comes with incredibly good timing. Digital Dreams Entertainment is preparing to bring the brutal insanity of Mutant Football League to the Switch. This Unity-driven spiritual sequel to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review FRAMED Collection

    Hideo Kojima's a fan, you know

    It has become inevitable that ports of mobile games will continue to come thick and fast to the Nintendo Switch eShop. If you’re accustomed or well versed in playing games on your smart device, chances are you’ve already dug deep and come across the odd gem among all the clones and shovelware. Originally released...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News All Smash Series amiibo Work With Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Will Carry Over Old Data

    Some others will, too

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has just been properly unveiled for Nintendo Switch, and what an incredible showing it was. One of the stand-out pieces of information from the reveal talked about how the game will use amiibo. In what we're sure will be great news for anyone out there who collected every last figure possible in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
    • E32018
  • News My Hero One's Justice Brings Its Quirky Battles To Switch This October

    And justice for all

    Bandai Namco has confirmed My Hero One's Justice - the western version of My Hero Academia: One's Justice - is set to arrive in October on Nintendo Switch. The outlandish brawler is based on the popular Weekly Shonen Jump manga and anime franchise, and will feature plenty of familiar faces including Izuku Midoriya,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Shoji Mizuno, The Character Artist For Bomberman's Classic Look, Has Passed Away

    He was a longtime staffer at Hudson Soft

    According to a number of reports, Shoji Mizuno - the man who gave Bomberman the iconic look he sports today - has died. One such report is a blog post written by former Hudson Soft executive and frontman Toshiyuki Takahashi, which memorialises Mizuno's contribution to the company. Mizuno has a decades-long...

    • Retro
    • NES
    • Japan
  • News Get Your Very Own Mew When You Purchase A Poké Ball Plus

    A legendary Pokemon, as standard

    We’ve already learned that Nintendo is planning to release a special Poke Ball-shaped controller for use with Pokémon GO and the upcoming Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee and at the E3 2018 Nintendo Direct, Ninty unveiled a special gift waiting for you inside every new Poke Ball Plu

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • e3 2018
  • News Lobo, Robin And Egbert Are The New Additions To Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

    Welcome to the club

    It's all happening over at Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. The current Host the Most event is in full swing (and is due to run until the 18th June) with three new visitors arriving as of today's update. They are Lobo, Robin and Egbert and they all have a taste for the finer things in life. More specifically, they all love...

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  • News The Next Atelier Title, Nelke And The Legendary Alchemists, Is Switch-Bound

    The reveal was made in the latest issue of Famitsu

    The Atelier series is getting another entry according to the latest issue of Famitsu, in the form of Nelke And The Legendary Alchemists. Currently slated for release in Japan on Nintendo Switch (and various other platforms), the game is more of a spin-off and involves some top-down...

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  • News Killer Queen Black Brings Arcade Action To Switch

    She keeps Moet et Chandon in her pretty cabinet

    During Nintendo's E3 2018 Nintendo Direct it was revealed that BumbleBear Games will be bringing Killer Queen Black to the Switch later this year. This local multiplayer arcade platformer/strategy game looks pretty decent.  The game actually started out as a rather unique arcade...

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  • News Cook Up A Storm With Your Switch When Overcooked! 2 Arrives On 7th August

    Whose cuisine reigns supreme?

    During the latest Nintendo Direct presentation, Reggie announced a plethora of indie titles were headed to the Switch including Team 17 and Ghost Town Games' Overcooked 2!. According to the press release, the follow-up to the popular 2016 game will be filled to the brim with even more recipes, characters, kitchens...

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  • News SpiritSphere DX Is Part Tennis, Part Beat Down And It's Coming Exclusively To Switch

    Pre-order discount will be available

    Indie game developer Fabraz has announced that SpiritSphere DX - a game the studio is publishing on behalf of Eeendhoorn - is coming exclusively to the Switch next month. One part tennis, and one part "magical beat down", SpiritSphere DX allows you to play solo or with friends by battling across fantastical...

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  • News Here's The Best Mario Kart Character According To Actual Science

    Now you really can be the best

    Most of us love a good Mario Kart session every now and then; there aren't many better things in life than ordering in a pizza, having some friends over, and proceeding to throw your controllers at each other in uncontrollable rage as the umpteenth blue shell of the evening comes hurtling towards you. One question...

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  • News Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition Confirmed For Nintendo Switch

    Tales of Finally

    Fans of Tales of Vesperia have long been awaiting a release of the Definitive Edition of the 2009 Japanese RPG in the west. Bandai Namco have today announced that the game will be released this winter and it will be coming to Nintendo Switch along with PS4, Steam and Xbox One. Although all we have is a brief trailer, the title...

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  • News Limited Run Games Announces Eight New Physical Game Releases For Switch

    Yooka Laylee, Golf Story and more

    Limited Run Games - a video game distibutor who lovingly releases some of the most loved indie titles in physical form - has just held its own E3 steam. During this stream, a staggering total of eight new Switch releases were announced, and we've got the full rundown below. Golf Story Title: Golf Story |...

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  • News Bethesda's Fallout Shelter Arrives On The Nintendo Switch Today

    Brace for impact

    Update: The game is now available to download from the eShop. At Bethesda's 2018 E3 press conference, Todd Howard announced the award-winning free-to-play mobile game, Fallout Shelter, would be coming to the Nintendo Switch later today.  The release on console devices marks the three year anniversary of the title. Fallout...

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  • News Hackers Have Already Found A Way To Maximise Items And PM Tickets In Pokémon Quest

    Free-to-complete-by-cheating

    The free-to-play pocket monster RPG Pokémon Quest only launched on Switch at the very end of last month, but hackers have already found a way to manipulate the game's save files to net themselves as many items and PM Tickets as they like. A member of the homebrew community has released a save reader and writer...

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  • News Bethesda Brings The Elder Scrolls: Legends To Switch

    Free to play, on Switch

    Bethesda has announced during its E3 conference that its collectible free-to-play card game, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, will be heading to Nintendo Switch amongst other platforms later this year.  The game is a relaunch with a brand new look and features turn-based matches between two opponents (player vs. player,...

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  • News Star Fox Swoops Into Starlink: Battle For Atlas, Arrives On 16th October

    A grand space opera on Switch

    Ubisoft has announced that Starlink: Battle for Atlas - the intriguing space dogfighter announced at E3 many moons ago - is headed to Nintendo Switch on 16th October. Oh, and the Nintendo Switch version will include none other than Fox McCloud and his trusty Arwing. Somebody hold us. Developed by Ubisoft...

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  • News EA Says Madden 19 Isn't Coming To Switch Because It's "What's Best" For The Game

    Not ruled out for the future, though

    With the recent confirmation that FIFA 19 will be available on Switch, as well as the support FIFA 18 has received with its free World Cup update, many fans were realistically hoping for a Switch version of this year's Madden. It has sadly been confirmed that Madden 19 will not be launching o

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  • Rumour Even More Evidence For Fortnite On Switch Arrives In New eShop Server Datamine

    Theoretically releasing tomorrow

    The Fortnite rumours have been growing and growing over the last few weeks, with lots of evidence suggesting that game will be launching on Switch during the Nintendo E3 Direct taking place tomorrow. This latest datamine of upcoming software for the Switch's eShop shows a 12th June release date for the...

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  • News Hellish Sequel Doom Eternal Announced By Bethesda

    Platforms unconfirmed

    Bethesda have today announced that a direct follow up to 2016's DOOM, titled DOOM Eternal is currently in development. The publisher has promised double the number of demons and a whole lot more action. Unfortunately for Switch owners, the platforms this game will be released on have not yet been revealed, and so begins...

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  • Video Check Out Nine Whole Minutes Of Wolfenstein II Running On Switch

    Here's what it looks like undocked

    We're just weeks away from the launch of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on Switch, but if you're finding yourself in desperate need of new footage, you're definitely in the right place. The video above was uploaded by the folks at Nintendo World Report TV who have shared some juicy hands-on...

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  • Live Watch The Ubisoft E3 2018 Conference

    Let the rabbids out of the hat

    Following a tradition started by our former Editor, Thomas Whitehead, we'll be tuning in for the Ubisoft E3 Conference once again. Last year saw the shock reveal of Mario + Rabbids for Switch, Beyond Good and Evil 2 et al. Will we finally get a release date for Steep on Nintendo Switch? Join us and find out...

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  • Live Watch Splatoon 2 World Championship: Opening Rounds

    Splatoon-in for the action

    Watch with the community as four of the world's top squid squads face off in the finals to get their tentacles on the celebrated Splatoon 2 World Championship Sterling Squid trophy! Reminder that the grand final will take place tomorrow after the Nintendo Direct. <liveblog...

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  • News GameStop Still Seeing "Very Steady Level Of Demand" For Switch And Its Games

    Consistent Zelda sales are "surprising"

    American video game retailer GameStop has revealed its latest financial results for Q1 2018, with drops being present across the board in comparison to the same time last year. Of course, Q1 of last year saw the successful launch of the Switch, and it was likely expected that revenue would be down without such...

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  • News Unravel Two Creative Director Explains Why The Game Isn't On Switch

    "We haven’t given up on it, we want to do it"

    During the EA Play conference a couple of days ago, one of the stand-out games was undoubtedly Unravel Two - a sequel to 2016's Unravel which launched immediately after the show on other platforms. The co-op platforming nature of the game, the cuddly and adorable aesthetic, and the fact that the...

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  • News Ubisoft Confirms Just Dance 2019 For Nintendo Switch, Wii U And Wii

    Take your pick

    It may well be the one announcement you can always rely on from Ubisoft's E3 conferences, but we're happy to bring confirmation that Just Dance 2019 has been confirmed for Nintendo Switch, Wii U and Wii. Last year's edition also released for all three consoles, so we're not surprised to see it spread across the platforms, but there's...

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  • Video Fasten Your Seatbelts, The Team Sonic Racing E3 Trailer Has Landed

    Gotta go watch that video

    A couple of weeks ago Team Sonic Racing was officially announced - after a leak that completely ruined the surprise - promising to bring Sonic and friends to the Switch in car-racing form. The official reveal showed off

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  • News Here's How The Toys-To-Life Magic Of Starlink: Battle For Atlas Works

    It's Skylanders meets No Man's Sky

    Ubisoft unveiled the release date for Starlink: Battle for Atlas at its recent keynote at E3 2018 - and broke half the internet with the announcement that it will feature an exclusive Star Fox crossover on Nintendo Switch - but how does its customisable toys-to-life concept actually work? Well, Ubi has clearly...

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    Review Legendary Eleven

    Not even at the end of the day

    There are moments in Legendary Eleven that are very enjoyable, such as super special moves that juggle the ball before launching it into the back of the net with an overhead kick and a button dedicated to dribbling, meaning you can fake and nutmeg your opponents as you approach the goal. Then there are the...

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  • News Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Is Getting An Extra 'Future Tense' Level On 29th June

    More bandicoot for your buck

    Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is set to bounce and spin its way onto Nintendo Switch this month, so to celebrate Activision has commissioned a brand new level that will be available from launch on 29th June. Not only that, but the 'Future Tense' level will also mark the first original level created for the trilogy in...

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  • News My Friend Pedro Will Be Released On The Switch eShop Early Next Year

    Bullets and bananas

    Devolver Digital’s second ever E3 video event has revealed the banana and bullet-filled game, My Friend Pedro, will arrive on the Switch eShop in the first quarter of 2019. Developed by Deadtoast, My Friend Pedro is a violent side-scroller about one man’s quest to obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a...

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  • News Hamster Continues Switch Neo Geo Streak With Five More Titles

    Football, blades, idols, spies and bowling

    Hamster recently revealed its next batch of Neo Geo re-releases on the Switch eShop and it most certainly is a varied lot. Timely World Cup fever strikes next week with the third installment of the popular Super Side Kicks series, followed immediately by one of the finest one-on-one weapon combat games that...

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  • News Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure DLC Arrives 26th June

    Day earlier for season pass owners

    Ubisoft has confirmed that the upcoming Donkey Kong Adventure DLC for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will arrive on 26th June. The news comes from Ubisoft's E3 conference, during which the lovely musical wizard Grant Kirkhope - composer of the game - and a team of talented musicians took to the stage to perform...

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  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Speeds Its Way Back Into The UK Charts Top Ten

    Evergreen

    With all the excitement surrounding E3 at the moment, it can be pretty easy to drift off into dreams of future titles that may or may not even exist. Just for a moment, though, let's return to the present to see how Nintendo titles have faired in the UK charts this week. As you can probably tell from the title of this article, Mario Kart...

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  • News Anima: Gate of Memories And Sequel 'The Nameless Chronicles' Are Both Headed To Switch

    Individually or as a bundle

    It has been confirmed that the upcoming action RPG Anima: Gate of Memories – The Nameless Chronicles, and the series' original title Anima: Gate of Memories, will both be heading to the Nintendo Switch. Anima: Gate of Memories is a third-person action RPG that tells the story of two beings linked together by an...

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  • News Oxenfree Developer's Next Project Afterparty Has Been Confirmed For Switch

    And you'll need to outdrink Satan

    Oxenfree developer Night School Studio has announced that its next game Afterparty, which was first mentioned at the end of last year, will definitely be coming to the Switch. Afterparty is an adventure game about two protagonists Milo and Lola, a pair of recently deceased best friends who find themselves facing an...

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  • News The Two-Wheeled Terror Of Trials Rising Hits Switch In February 2019

    The legendary series finally arrives

    Ubisoft has announced the latest entry in the Trials series, Trials Rising, will be heading to Nintendo Switch in February 2019. The announcement was made at E3 2018 as part of Ubisoft's annual keynote. The game is being developed in co-operation between Ubisoft RedLynx and Ubisoft Kiev, and will see you...

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  • News Get Ready To Join The Bomber Crew In July

    Chocks away!

    If you like blowing stuff up then you'll no doubt love Bomber Crew when it flies on to the Switch eShop on the 10th of July. The game has been developed by Brighton-based two-man development team Runner Duck Games with a bit of help from publisher Curve Digital.  In the game players must recruit, train, and...

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  • News Pode Will Bring Co-Op Puzzling Fun To The Switch eShop Later This Month

    Pode runner

    Attention, please! We've just got word from indie devs Henchman & Goon, who have revealed that their co-op exploration game Pode will land on the Switch eShop on the 21st June. In fact, you can even pre-order right now if you like. In Pode, a rock and a fallen star - quite an unlikely duo - set out on a...

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  • Random Making Giant Pokémon Art From Rubik's Cubes

    Gotta solve 'em all

    We see a lot of artists take on the world of Pokémon here at Nintendo Life - just a quick ponder online will bring up dozens of super-talented people getting their masterpieces down on paper - but we don't usually see anyone using Rubik's Cubes. These images, uploaded by Twitter user epee415, show the awesome art pieces...

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