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YesterdayFri, 17th Nov 2017

  • Talking Point What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - There Are So Many...

    Get some gaming in before the debt collectors arrive

    Let's be truthful, 2016 was quite a quiet year for Nintendo gaming. This year's been rather different, however, which helped inspire the return of WGAYPTW™, in which we all talk about our weekend gaming plans. Last time out we had a Halloween edition where, to be completely honest, most people...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News Zelda: Breath of the Wild Won Ultimate Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards

    Pokemon Sun and Moon also got in on the act

    We're heading into awards season, and Nintendo will fancy its chances of scooping quite a few. Today brought the Golden Joystick Awards in London, with the UK event being rather interesting for relying almost exclusively on public votes. It's with that in mind that Nintendo's wins are certainly very...

    • Golden Joysticks
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Pokemon
  • News Letter Quest Remastered Will Bring Wordy Delights to Switch Very Soon

    Including touchscreen controls

    Some wordy Wii U owners may remember Letter Quest Remastered, the rather charming word game / puzzler / RPG that arrived in mid-2016; it was rather good. The good news is that Digerati Distribution and Bacon Bandit Games have confirmed it's coming to the Switch, all set for release on 23rd November. Below is a...

    • Switch eShop
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    Switch eShop

    Review Maria The Witch

    Return to sender

    Bayonetta. Twinrova. Gruntilda Winkybunion. There have been some truly terrific witches on Nintendo consoles over the years. Whether friend or foe, ally or adversary, these spell casting sorceresses have entertained, antagonised and tormented audiences for decades.  In addition, the notion of video game phenomena has been...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Maria The Witch
  • News Vostok Inc Will Have a Bit of Exclusive Content on Nintendo Switch

    "Look behind Uranus"

    Vostok Inc is on our radar of upcoming Switch eShop titles because, well, it's a bit crazy. It's a twin-stick space shooter with cool customisations, and also a quirky experience all about capitalism and exploiting planets to become disgustingly rich. Nosebleed Interactive and Wired Productions have now confirmed that its...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nosebleed Games
  • News Mantis Burn Racing Swerves Onto the Switch Next Week

    Start your engines

    Most genres and game styles are now covered on the Switch eShop, and VooFoo Studios is looking to tick the overhead racing box with Mantis Burn Racing; the good news is that the wait is almost over. It's been confirmed that it'll arrive on 23rd November, priced at £14.99 / $19.99 USD / €15.99. It promises to be a strong...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • VooFoo
  • News VS. Super Mario Bros. Arcade Archives Release Set for Festive Arrival on Switch

    HAMSTER has more arcade goodness on the way, too

    Since the arrival of Arcade Archives Mario Bros. back in September, the series of six additional confirmed games has gone completely quiet. The Nintendo classics are being produced by HAMSTER, which has brought us plenty of Neo Geo titles in the ACA series on the Switch eShop. Based upon a...

    • VS. Super Mario Bros.
    • Switch eShop
    • HAMSTER
    • Arcade Archives
  • News Nintendo Promises More SNES Classic Edition Stock Is On The Way

    A second chance

    Did you miss your chance to pick up a SNES Classic Edition the first time around? You had to be quick on the pre-orders as they sold out almost immediately and mostly ended up on a certain well known auction site, but such is life. Thankfully, Nintendo of America has promised that more stock of the Super NES Classic (and indeed the...

    • SNES Mini
    • SNES Classic
    • Retro
    • SNES Classic Mini
  • Guide The Top Nintendo Black Friday 2017 Deals in the US

    Will you get a awesome deal this year?

    It's that time, once again, when shoppers around the world prepare to brave the crowds in search of bargains. The Black Friday festivities are mostly based in crowded stores, though plenty of deals can also be hunted down online. For gamers, it's often a time of year for stocking up on goodies ahead of the...

    • Black Friday
    • North America
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: Wooded Kingdom Power Moon Locations And Walkthrough

    Every Power Moon location revealed and explained

    Welcome to our ultimate guide for collecting every Power Moon from the Wooded Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey! Below, you'll find maps detailing the exact location for all 76 of the Power Moons located in this Kingdom, as well as descriptions on how to get each and every one of them. The numbers...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video Party Planet's Debut Trailer Shows Off 30 Mini-Games And 4-Player Action

    Super Vegan what?!

    The debut gameplay trailer for the upcoming Switch title Party Planet has just gone live, and shows off a selection of the 30 crazy mini-games included within. The title offers 4-player action in mini-games such as Fruit Invaders, Viking Defence and Super Vegan Anaconda - the latter of which wins the award for best-named...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
    • Party Planet
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Aperion Cyberstorm is Flying Onto the Switch in Early 2018

    It's still coming to Wii U, too

    We first played Aperion Cyberstorm - by aPriori Digital - back in 2015, and had a lot of fun with its stylish twin-stick shooting. That was on Wii U, but the realities of making games with limited resources and the rapid decline of the console saw it fall off the radar, which was a real pity. Well, the game is still...

    • Switch eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • aPriori Digital
  • Random A Look Back at Altered Beast, The Game and Album

    The not-so ugly truth

    The world of games and music often tend to cross paths; for most of us they are both hobbies we enjoy. From the earliest days, the two just seemed to go together. Games like Guitar Hero and Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker have tried to mix game and music - to varying levels of success. But, these are examples of the music world...

    • Altered Beast
    • Random
  • News TIME Names Nintendo Switch as One of the Best Inventions of 2017

    Alongside others that are both amazing and downright goofy

    TIME magazine has a certain level of prestige, and so when it does its end-of-year lists they get circulated and seen a lot. It's a nice win for Nintendo, then, that the Switch has been named as one of the 25 Best Inventions of 2017 by the publication. It's another reminder of how...

    • TIME
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Shigeru Miyamoto is Now 65 Years Young

    Still leading the younger generations at Nintendo

    On 16th November Shigeru Miyamoto turned 65 years old, a landmark that in some countries represents retirement age. The legendary game designer doesn't seem to be going anywhere, however, as he now leads the next generation of Nintendo creators as the company's Creative Fellow. In his younger years...

    • Miyamoto
    • Nintendo
  • News Superbeat: Xonic Studio Is Bringing Musynx To Switch Next Year

    Tap to the beat

    Superbeat: Xonic developer PM Studios has revealed that it is bringing another music title, Musynx, to Switch in 2018. The game will be available in Q1 and will launch in physical and digital formats. It contains 50 songs in a wide range of genres, including pop, classical, trance, vocaloid and many more. DLC is also expected. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Don't Worry, Switch WWE Fans - 2K Hasn't Forgotten About You

    "Switch release date is coming soon"

    WWE 2K18 may be out on other systems, but Switch owners are still waiting for a solid release date, and the lack of a confirmed day has led some to speculate that the game may even slip into 2018. To add to this confusion, Amazon has been contacting those who have preordered the game in the UK with some rather...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • WWE
    • WWE 2K18
  • News Evidence Points To November 21st Release For Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

    Setting up the tents

    Since Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's limited access soft-launch a short time ago the rest of the world has waited patiently for its chance to join the fun, and evidence would suggest that moment isn't far away. Nintendo has always maintained that the game would launch globally in November, but has so

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • Guide The Top Nintendo Black Friday 2017 Deals in the UK

    Grab yourself a bargain!

    It's that time, once again, for Black Friday, when shoppers around the world prepare to brave the crowds in search of bargains. Though originally an American tradition, like Big Macs and over-sized soft drinks it's been exported around the world, for better and worse. UK retailers have had a mixed relationship with the...

    • Black Friday
    • UK
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Are Getting Poké Bank Support Later This Month

    That was fast

    Though it may be a little unwieldy, the Poké Bank was one of Game Freak’s best ideas in recent times, neatly sidestepping the trading issue that has existed in these games for years. No longer do you have to pass Pokémon through a few games via a lengthy and inefficient process, they can simply be uploaded via one game and...

    • 3DS
    • Sun and Moon
    • Pokemon
  • News The Lead Role for the Detective Pikachu Movie Has Been Cast

    Justice for all

    Fans have been pretty vocal over their shock at Pikachu’s sudden speaking role in the new animated Pokémon movie, but that certainly isn’t the first time that we’ve heard of the little yellow mouse thing talking. A live action Pokémon movie—Detective Pikachu—is currently in the pre-production process, and it seems like...

    • Movies
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Detective Pikachu
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    Switch eShop

    Review UNO

    A classic card game modernised

    Digital card games have had a significant rise in popularity in recent years. These modern variations commonly feature online play, micro-transactions, thousands of unique collectible cards and often require hundreds of hours to properly understand the intricacies. Given the hype surrounding this specific type of card...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • UNO

Thursday16th Nov 2017

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    Switch

    Review The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Stay frosty

    The dream that, to be fair, probably only a handful of complete weirdos ever truly had, is nevertheless now a reality: with its much-heralded release on Switch, in a DLC-complete edition, it’s now possible to play Skyrim on the toilet. Or, more likely, in bed, or on a train or plane. Or even in the toilet of a train or plane. And so...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Skyrim
    • The Elder Scrolls V
  • News Naughty Hackers Have Homebrew Running On Switch Now

    But your mileage may vary

    It's not like the Switch has any shortage of amazing quality games, but that never stops homebrew enthusiasts from trying to get experimental with Nintendo hardware. After all, the Wii U and 3DS were eventually opened up to play homebrew, so it was only a matter of time before an exploit was found on the Switch. Over on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hacking
    • Homebrew
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    Switch eShop

    Review Rocket League

    Supersonic, acrobatic, rocket-powered

    Rocket League is a shining example of how a game can organically create its own success without expensive marketing campaigns or pre-launch hype. When it launched on the PS4 as part of Sony's PlayStation Plus subscription service it came with little fanfare – the title on which it is based, Supersonic...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Rocket League
  • Nintendo Download 16th November (North America)

    Skyrim! Pokemon! RIVE! Lumo! Battle Chef Brigade! Much, much more!

    It's the norm now, but it's another very busy week in the North American Nintendo Download update. We reckon it's a bit of a corker, too, with major retail releases being joined by some very tempting download-only titles. The Switch, 3DS and Wii U are all catered to, so let's get to...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • Nintendo Download 16th November (Europe)

    Skyrim! Pokemon! Batman! Rocket League! RIVE! Much more!

    Prepare to have a lighter wallet, as it's another Nintendo Download Update in Europe. This week delivers some high profile retail games and some download-only gems on the Switch, while the 3DS has a huge retail release of its own. There's a lot to cover so let's get to it. Switch Retail...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • News Switch and Nintendo Systems Dominated US Hardware Sales in October

    Super Mario Odyssey led in software, too

    Nintendo hasn't been shy of highlighting sales success this year, and the company has come out early to reveal another hugely impressive month in the October NPD results for the US. Starting with hardware, the Switch once again took the number one spot, but in an impressive indication of its popularity (and...

    • NPD
    • Nintendo Switch
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • 3DS
  • Video Digital Foundry Gives Its Full Analysis of Skyrim on Nintendo Switch

    It's pretty darn good, basically

    In another week of big releases, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a welcome upcoming arrival on the Switch. It's impressive to have a game like that on a portable device, and we've explained why it's worth a serious look in our Skyrim Switch review. A big question that swirls around ports, naturally, is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Skyrim
    • Digital Foundry
  • News Nintendo Reveals Misango as the New ARMS Fighter

    Putting that new attack type to use

    It doesn’t seem like it was all too long ago that update 3.0 came to ARMS, adding in Lola Pop, yet here we are now with just another day to go until 4.0 comes out. We knew that this version was going to be adding in a new attack type, a new fighter, a new stage, and other goodies and now Nintendo has opted to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
    • Updates
  • Video Check Out Resident Evil Revelations Collection's Motion Controls And amiibo Support

    It's a tasty Jill sandwich

    November is jam-packed with tempting Switch releases ahead of the holiday season. As Resident Evil Revelations Collection lands on Switch on the 28th November, Capcom have revealed a new video which shows what you can expect, shown above. The collection of course includes both Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
    • amiibo
    • Resident Evil
    • Videos
  • News Portal Knights is Just a Week Away on Nintendo Switch

    Includes special Switch features

    Portal Knights is yet another intriguing title that's about to make its bow on the Nintendo Switch; eagle-eyed readers will have spotted that it's up for pre-loading on the eShop in Europe, and there are also full release details for North America. The big release date is 23rd November in both territories,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 505 Games
    • Portal Knights
  • Guide How to Unlock Zelda Gear in Skyrim on Nintendo Switch

    Toto, I don't think we're in Hyrule anymore

    What could possibly make the idea of taking a game like Skyrim on the go any better? Throwing in some Zelda-related goodies will probably do it, but how do you get them? For the uninitiated, there are three Zelda-themed items in the Switch version of Skyrim, namely Link's Champion Tunic, the Master Sword,...

    • Skyrim
    • Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News World To The West Gets Release Details for Nintendo Switch

    Word to the westside

    Following on from the delightful news that the excellent Teslagrad is coming to the Switch in December, Rain Games has confirmed that World To The West will be headed to the Switch eShop on 18th January priced at 19.99 $/€/£. We've been itching to play this on a Nintendo system ever since it was announced for the Wii U...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide 9 Straightforward Tips to Help You Get Started in Rocket League

    The beautiful boosting game

    Rocket League offers plenty of fun and giggles, but it can be daunting for new players to enter into the fray when it's been out for so long on other systems. It's easy to think you'll never get the hang of it and give up before you've even managed your first bicycle hit. Well, we want to put a stop to all that, and so...

    • Rocket League
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
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    Switch eShop

    Review Sparkle 2 EVO

    Falling off a DNA ladder

    In a shocking turn of events, arcade-styled games starring evolutionary entities searching through petri dish detritus for food are not in fact a dime a dozen. Sparkle 2 EVO is a game by which you experience a world not unlike what you’d find under a microscope in biology class, in order to climb the chain of...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Sparkle 2 EVO
  • News Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive Heads To Switch Early Next Month

    Put 'em up

    Side-scrolling fighter Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive has been confirmed for Switch release early next month. Due for launch worldwide on December 7th, Phantom Breaker has four playable characters and showcases moves like burst gauges, dodges and guard breaks. You'll be able to level-up your character as you progress...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Sky Force Reloaded is Blasting Onto Switch in December

    Includes local co-op and weekly tournaments

    Sky Force Anniversary only arrived on the Wii U eShop in March this year, making it a relatively rare beast - a new release on the now last-gen system. It's a darn good shoot 'em up, and in positive news for fans of the genre its follow-up - Sky Force Reloaded - is heading to the Switch in...

    • Switch eShop
    • Sky Force Reloaded

Wednesday15th Nov 2017

  • News Bandai Namco Is Releasing One Of The Most Ridiculously Awesome 3DS Peripherals Yet

    Going fishing

    Think the 3DS is on its last legs? Try telling that to Bandai Namco, which has announced plans to release a game called Bakuchou Bar Hunter in Japan next year. Details are pretty light on the ground at present but it appears to be some kind of fishing simulation, and even comes with a cool-looking peripheral (shown in the image...

    • 3DS
    • Bandai Namco
    • Japan
  • Preview Returning to a Strange Universe in Xenoblade Chronicles 2

    It's time, but without Reyn

    A number of years ago this scribe was sitting playing Xenoblade Chronicles when a relative walked into the room - what they saw was weird characters and a jumble of text, icons and assorted madness. As we tried to explain what was going on it became clear that it was a doomed task - "it's a quirky RPG" was the...

    • Features
    • Preview
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The Latest Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gift is for You Archers

    Have you cleared the Mounted Archery minigame?

    Nintendo has been dishing out modest free gifts in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch for a number of months. Under the 'Tips from the Wild' guise, they help newcomers with little nods and details that they may otherwise have missed. This week's gift is all about the 'Mounted...

    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Fire Emblem Heroes Gets Massive Update

    Everything Nintendo announced

    Nintendo tonight announced a surprise Fire Emblem Heroes update, and it's pretty huge. Nearly every part of the fledgling mobile game has been updated, and the info was all condensed into a short video. Fear not, dear reader, we at Nintendo Life have gone over all the details and have them here to share. New Heroes...

    • News
    • Fire Emblem
    • Smartphones
    • Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Random Pokémon Fans Are Losing Their Minds Over Pikachu Talking

    "It’s definitely out of the ordinary"

    Pokémon fans, like any other fans you could mention, aren't always welcoming of change. That's certainly the case with those who have seen the Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You!, which features a Pikachu that can (gasp!) speak English. The most famous Pocket Monster of all has traditionally only been...

    • Pokemon
    • Random
  • Random Super Mario Odyssey Glitch Allows Cappy To Kill Mario

    The mad hatter

    Cappy and Mario might seem like firm friends in Super Mario Odyssey, enjoying the kind of close bond which is only formed when combine your talents to defeat a common foe, but that doesn't mean the sentient headgear isn't above a little spot of premeditated murder. A bizarre glitch has been uncovered in the game which allows Cappy to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Random
  • News Sonic Forces Struggles in Japan as Super Mario Odyssey and Switch Lead Charts

    Warriors ports fail to chart on Switch

    The Japanese Media Create chart results are out and as always make for some interesting reading. Last week saw a number of new releases, though familiar names continue to lead the way. Still skipping along at number one is Super Mario Odyssey, holding off Call of Duty: WW2. Despite there being a number of new...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
  • News Nintendo "Spending A Lot Of Time" Considering YouTube Livestream Monetisation

    So says YouTube's head of gaming, Ryan Wyatt

    Streaming games is a big deal on YouTube, and there have been numerous examples of how, when a big personality picks a game to play, it has a positive effect on the commercial fortunes of said game. While many publishers are happy to support YouTubers who play their games on the video-sharing site,...

    • YouTube
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The Switch eShop Now Lets You Search for Game Demos

    Go give something new a try

    Nintendo’s minimalistic Switch eShop has been seeing some nice gradual improvements over time as the library continues expanding at an alarming rate. Though it’s still got quite a way to go before matching the Wii U eShop in terms of display options, the addition of things like a sales tab and the ability to pay with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News GAME Praises Nintendo and Talks of 'A Constant Supply of Stock' for Switch

    Retailer CEO talks up Switch prospects for the festive season

    Nintendo, with the exception of the relatively niche Xenoblade Chronicles 2, has pushed out its big-selling retail games ahead of the festive shopping season. It's also been ramping up its production in order to ensure that retailers have enough Switch systems to meet demand - now the CEO...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • GAME
    • Retail
  • News Mammoth Super Bomberman R Update Goes Live With New Characters, Pets And A Grand Prix Mode

    Impressive post-launch support from Konami

    Konami has updated its Switch launch title Super Bomberman R with a massive helping of new content. The update includes: New World 7 Story and bosses  Nine New Characters  New Unlockable Pets New Playable Multiplayer Maps  3v3 Grand Prix mode New Arena style Maps The shiny new Grand...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bomberman
    • Updates
    • Konami
  • Music Metroid, Kid Icarus And Earthbound Composer Has Released His First Album

    And the opening single has a rather strange video

    Video game composer Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka - also known as Chip Tanaka - has just released his first full album, and the opening single Beaver even has its own animated music video featuring Michael Jackson, several disembodied breasts and Donald Trump. The album is called Django...

    • Music
    • Chip Tanaka
  • Feature Two Tribes on RIVE, the Switch eShop and Keeping Its Promise to Nintendo Gamers

    Launch discount from old [email protected] promo also confirmed

    Two Tribes has been a familiar name among Nintendo download fans, well known for its Toki Tori mascot and for publishing some excellent titles on 3DS and Wii U, in particular. There were tougher times, however, and sadness when the company co-founders Collin van Ginkel and Martijn...

    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • RIVE
    • Two Tribes
  • News Super Famicom Brawler Gurume Sentai Barayarō Is Getting A Physical Relaunch In Early 2018

    Now you're cooking with power!

    Columbus Circle strikes back with the announcement of yet another old Super Famicom re-release, this time planned for early 2018. The unlikely candidate is the 1995 Winds-developed, Virgin Interactive-published Gurume Sentai Barayarō, a zany side scrolling beat 'em up oddity which focuses on cooking. Think Cooking...

    • SNES
    • Super Nintendo
    • Super Famicom
    • Columbus Circle
  • News ARMS Version 4.0 Arrives on 16th November

    New character, arena and elemental charge expected

    The various ARMS social media accounts have been teasing additions over the past week, including a new stage and fighter and most recently a new elemental charge attribute that may be some kind of poison. We don't need to wait much longer for the full reveal, in any case. It's been confirmed that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
  • News Worms W.M.D Will Bring Havoc to the Switch on 23rd November

    File size and pricing also confirmed

    Team17 has been offering some decent support for the Switch eShop with upcoming releases, and the next to arrive will be Worms W.M.D. The publisher has confirmed that the turn-based battler will be arriving on Switch on 23rd November. It should be a pretty good edition, with Team17 previously confirming new...

    • Switch eShop
    • Team17
    • Worms
  • News Vertically-Scrolling Shooter RXN: Raijin Announced For Nintendo Switch eShop

    Worldwide release next month

    Japanese publisher Kayac has revealed that it is bringing a new vertically-scrolling shooter to the Switch next month. RXN: Raijin has been developed by Gulti will hit the eShop in Japan, North America, Europe, and Australia sometime in December. Here are some more official details (thanks, Gematsu): A...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Street Hoop

    Short on options, big on fun

    While some of the games have not been strictly necessary (being outclassed by later updates/instalments in their series) and there’s been the odd dud, but HAMSTER’s ACA Neo Geo series has been a continued source of classic arcade thrills on the Switch, almost making up for the lack of a Virtual Console on the system...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
    • Street Hoop
  • News Pokkén Tournament DX Update Adds Welcome New Features

    Online team battles! Group matches! Training recording!

    As eager players have no doubt noticed, the promised update to Pokkén Tournament DX has now gone live. It may only be version 1.1, but it has the feel of a full 'version 2' set of additions. As previously confirmed it adds the ability to tackle Team Battles online (this was local multiplayer...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokken Tournament DX
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Soccer Brawl Is Your Next Neo Geo Game For Switch

    Get ready to brawl

    Long before Mario and the gang got violent on the soccer pitch in Super Mario Strikers there was Soccer Brawl on the Neo Geo. This futuristic footy game was released in arcades in 1992 and will be the next Neo Geo game headed to the Switch on 23rd November. In Soccer Brawl you play as either cyborgs or...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Neo Geo
  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: Lake Kingdom Power Moon Locations And Walkthrough

    Every Power Moon location revealed and explained

    Welcome to our ultimate guide for collecting every Power Moon from the Lake Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey! Below, you'll find maps detailing the exact location for all 42 of the Power Moons located in this Kingdom, as well as descriptions on how to get each and every one of them. The numbers on...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Natsume Staff Discuss the Beginning of the Harvest Moon Series

    “In the earlier days it was really an uphill battle”

    The Harvest Moon series has found itself in a strange predicament in the last few years, with it functionally being split up between XSEED and Natsume. XSEED continues the “original” series under the name Story of Seasons, while Natsume retained the rights to the name and continue to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Harvest Moon
  • Video BOXBOY! Trailer Hints At Possible New Title

    An all-new Switch release, or a collection of previous games?

    BOXBOY! studio HAL Laboratory has published a video which hints that the series will continue. The video - shown above - ends with a graphics that says "To be continued". Box Boy! was something of a sleep hit on the 3DS eShop and the character was popular enough to gets his own amiibo...

    • Videos
    • BOXBOY!
  • News Star Ghost is Bringing Its Spin on Space Shooting to the Switch eShop

    Leaving subspace for a new generation

    Star Ghost arrived on the Wii U eShop in Spring 2016 and was a bit of a gem. On the one hand it has old-school space shooter vibes, and on the other it adopts a smart control scheme to switch up the formula - we described it as "basically the barrel-riding section in Donkey Kong Country Returns writ large"...

    • Star Ghost
    • Switch eShop

Tuesday14th Nov 2017

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    3DS

    Review Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

    Ultra fantastic

    Just like games such as Pokémon Emerald was to Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, or Pokémon Crystal was to Pokémon Gold and Silver, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are intended to be the definitive ve

    • Reviews
    • 3DS
    • Pokemon
    • Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
  • Guide Give Your Switch's Download Speed a Little Boost by Changing the MTU

    So simple it's criminal

    The Switch has been subjected to a lot of flak regarding its WiFi connection, and whilst reports are mixed in this regard, we don't think anyone would say no to a little extra speed when downloading. This tip isn't going to set the world on fire, but during our quick tests we managed to reduce a game's download time from 90...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch
    • Hardware
    • Video
  • News GameShell Looks Like A Game Boy, But Offers So Much More

    Modular console is coming to Kickstarter

    Every now and then a cool Kickstarter campaign comes along which catches our attention, and GameShell certainly fits into that category. On the surface it looks like a humble Nintendo Game Boy, but this modular system has the potential to be a really interesting entry in the handheld arena.  While the...

    • Retro
    • Hardware
    • GameShell
    • Kickstarter
  • News Nintendo Of Europe Isn't Happy About Broken Street Dates

    Stock now being shipped to retailers closer to launch

    Nintendo of Europe has revealed that it will be shipping stock closer to launch to avoid games being sold to consumers early. The company confirmed the news to Gamesindustry.biz, stating that it is "constantly reviewing" its shipping schedule to ensure that games are not sold before the official...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
    • Retail
  • News RiME Devs Explain The Difficulty Of Porting The Game To Switch

    "It's incredibly difficult to get these level segments small enough"

    As we touched on yesterday in our video above, RiME is a bit of a poor port on the Switch. The game's bewitching atmosphere and rewarding puzzles are swallowed up by some irksome performance problems, and in conclusion it's perhaps the worst way to experience the game - yet...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Videos
    • RiME
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    Switch

    Review Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon

    Girls Just Wanna Draw Blood

    Some developers become so associated with a particular property that their name is almost synonymous with the series; such is certainly the case for Gust, whose annual alchemy-based Atelier titles have been delighting PlayStation gamers with intricate crafting and sunny slice-of-life storytelling since the PS One days. In...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nights of Azure 2
  • Out Today L.A. Noire and Rocket League Lead the Way in Fresh Switch eShop Releases

    Quite a few goodies on offer

    As regulars will know we're now in the habit of sharing mini Download Updates on a Tuesday, with the pleasing support for the Switch prompting some studios to bring a mix of retail and download-only titles out a little earlier each week. Typically there are 4-5 new games on offer at this point each time around, which...

    • Out Today
    • Switch eShop
    • L.A. Noire
    • Rocket League
  • News Monopoly Update on Switch Takes Away the Need to Make a Coffee While it Loads

    Apparently...

    Monopoly isn't exactly a snappy game, but Monopoly for Nintendo Switch took the laid-back approach too far with a strange bug that led to load times potentially in excess of 10 minutes. You could quite easily set it going, make a coffee and glance over a newspaper before the game got started, which is impressive in all the wrong...

    • Monopoly
    • Ubisoft
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Scoops Plenty of Nominations for The Game Awards

    Summing up a big year for Switch

    The nominations for The Game Awards are out, and unsurprisingly Nintendo has fared pretty well. The Big N has often played a prominent role in the event over recent years, and this year is in the running for a broad range of awards. The announcements are in the video below, and we've also picked out the relevant...

    • The Game Awards
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News Nintendo is Close to a Major Deal for a New Mario Bros. Movie

    An animated movie this time

    Over recent years Nintendo's been making a major effort to expand its commercial efforts - there's been merchandise and various tie-ins, most notably plans for a Universal Studios Japan attraction. That deal with Universal seems to have led to further opportunities, with The Wall Street Journal (paywall

    • Super Mario
    • Movie
    • Universal
    • Nintendo
    • Illumination
  • News Destiny And Titanfall Artist Is Bringing The Pixar-like Sleep Tight To Switch

    An "adrenaline pumping arcade-style, twin-stick shooter"

    Indie studio We Are Fuzzy has announced that it is bringing the twin-stick shooter Sleep Tight to the Switch in Q1 2018. Studio co-founder Maxx Burman - whose art and visual effects credits include Far Cry 5, League of Legends, Call of Duty, Destiny, Westwood and Titanfall - has...

  • Rumour Capcom Creating New Ace Attorney For Switch Alongside Collections Of Past Entries

    No objections here!

    A few days ago we reported on the news that Capcom had pledged further software support to the Nintendo Switch, with the beloved Ace Attorney series getting a mention as a future release. Kotaku UK has apparently spoken to two sources which have given more detail on exactly what these plans involve. First up, it would seem...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
    • Ace Attorney
  • News Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition Coming to Switch in North America on 21st November

    Still on the way to Europe and the Wii U

    Axiom Verge was a fantastic Metroidvania that launched late in the Wii U’s life, so it was a welcome inclusion when it got a port on the Switch earlier this month. Though that was just the digital version, we knew that a physical copy—dubbed Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition—would be coming out in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Axiom Verge
  • News Hollow Knight Has Been Pushed Back to Early 2018

    It’ll be worth the wait

    One of the more promising indie games on the horizon for the Switch is Hollow Knight, the Tim Burton-esque Metroidvania starring a whole bunch of bugs. It was initially planned to arrive on the Switch eShop sometime this year—complete with the DLC expansions—but the developer has been worryingly quiet on when we could...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Hollow Knight
  • News Kirby Studio HAL Laboratory Releases New Smartphone Game In Japan

    Say hello to Hataraku UFO!

    HAL Laboratory, the company responsible for the iconic Kirby series, has released its first smartphone game in Japan. Hataraku UFO involves stacking various items on top of one another while ensuring they remained perfectly balanced. Your tasks range from moving furniture to assisting cheerleading teams with their...

    • Smartphones
    • Mobile
    • HAL Egg
  • News Mutant Mudds Collection Goes for Approval as TATE Mode is Confirmed for Mudd Blocks

    Dig out that Switch stand

    Mutant Mudds was one of the true gems of the 3DS eShop era, and has since had follow-ups and releases on Wii U and a host of consoles. Mutant Mudds Collection on the Switch eShop will combine Mutant Mudds Deluxe, Mutant Mudds Super Challenge and the all-new Mudd Blocks

    • Switch eShop
    • Atooi
    • Mutant Mudds Collection
  • News Nicalis Is Bringing The End Is Nigh To Switch Just In Time For Christmas

    Repent, sinners

    What are you hoping Santa will bring you for Christmas this year? If you are lucky perhaps you will get the cheerily-titled The End Is Nigh, which Nicalis is bringing to Switch as a physical release on 12th December.  For those not in the know, The End Is Nigh is the latest game from award-winning designer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nicalis

Monday13th Nov 2017

  • Guide All The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild amiibo Unlocks

    We are the Champions

    Update: With the recent arrival of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Collection - The Champions amiibo we've updated our guide for you lovely people. Scroll right to the bottom to find out what these new amiibo do within Zelda: Breath of the Wild. If you have been collecting amiibo from the start, The Legend of...

    • Guides
    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • amiibo
    • Nintendo Switch
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    Switch

    Review RiME

    RiME or reason?

    After what feels like forever, RiME is finally touching down on Switch. The original game had already endured a tortuous development period prior to its launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC earlier in the year, but Nintendo fans have had to suffer an additional wait to get their hands on this promising adventure, which draws comparisons...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • RiME
  • News Pokémon Happy Meals Are Coming To McDonald's In The UK

    Gotta scoff them all!

    Like Pokémon? Like eating burgers, nuggets and salty fries? Then have we got some news for you! We've been tipped off that McDonald's outlets in the United Kingdom will soon be getting Pocket Monster-themed Happy Meals complete with collectable plastic toys. The range launches on January 3rd 2018 and will run until...

    • Pokemon
    • UK
    • McDonald's
  • Video RiME Is An Example Of How Not To Port A Game To Switch

    It's not all that pretty, to be honest

    RiME's finally out on Switch, and the results are... disappointing. The game's bewitching atmosphere and rewarding puzzles are swallowed up by some irksome performance problems, and in conclusion it's perhaps the worst way to experience the game - yet it's also the most expensive, at the time of writing. Our...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
    • RiME
  • News Sonic Forces on Switch Has Solid UK Launch as DOOM Moves Up the Charts

    Super Mario Odyssey is still going strong, too

    Last week brought quite a few major retail releases, with the Switch featuring quite prominently. All told Nintendo's diminutive system had a decent set of results in the UK charts (which don't include eShop sales), albeit with a familiar face still leading the way. In the all-format stakes Sonic...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • SEGA
    • Sonic
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    Switch eShop

    Review Tallowmere

    A rogue release

    One genre that has seen a big resurgence in recent years - particularly in indie games - is the roguelike, and some have been popping up on the Switch eShop as a result. Crafting lengthy, well-designed games takes countless man-hours of good work, something that smaller developers will struggle with given limited resources and...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Tallowmere
  • News Karnov Will Have His Revenge On The Switch eShop This Week

    Data East's Neo Geo brawler coming soon

    Data East's Neo Geo fighting game Karnov’s Revenge is coming to the Switch eShop this week, it has been revealed. Released in 1994, the title showcases 13 different fighters - including the titular Karnov, who previously starred in his own 1987 arcade action title. In some regions it went under the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
  • Random Looking Back On That Time When Mario Gatecrashed The UK Music Charts

    "We were shown into their boardroom, and in walked Miyamoto himself"

    We don't see many of them these days but once upon a time video games were prime inspiration for novelty songs. Titles like Pac-Man and Space Invaders both inspired popular singles, and in 1992 the situation was no different as tracks based on both Super Mario Land and Tetris...

    • Random
    • Music
    • UK
    • Super Mario
  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: Sand Kingdom Power Moon Locations And Walkthrough

    Every Power Moon location revealed and explained

    Welcome to our ultimate guide for collecting every Power Moon from the Sand Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey! Below, you'll find maps detailing the exact location for all 89 of the Power Moons located in this Kingdom, as well as descriptions on how to get each and every one of them. The numbers on...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Feature 13AM Games on Runbow for Switch and Its Hopes for the Future

    "I wanna use that silly little IR camera. Like, what even is that?"

    It's easy to get drawn into the Switch eShop's current surge in momentum and get a little carried away, declaring it as a bright new dawn for the download store. That does a disservice to the early efforts of the Wii and DSi stores, and the notable improvements and variety of...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Switch eShop
    • 13AM Games
    • Runbow
  • News Aces of the Luftwaffe: Squadron Flies Onto the Switch eShop This Week

    Blast everything away with friends

    Announced somewhat quietly in the Summer before featuring in a recent Nindie sizzle reel, Aces of the Luftwaffe - Squadron is now just a few days away from release on the Nintendo Switch. Somewhat different from the non 'Squadron' release previously seen on smart devices, this is a vertically scrolling shooter with...

    • Switch eShop
    • Handy Games
  • Video Check Out The Canned Justice League Game That Almost Came To Wii

    For justice!

    The upcoming Justice League movie marks the end of many years of speculation about how Hollywood would adapt one of DC Comics' most famous properties. A film based around the heroic exploits of this superhero team has been mooted for many years, and back in 2009 it very nearly happened with Mad Max director George Miller at the helm...

    • Video
    • Wii
  • News Mario Party: The Top 100 Gets a New Festive Release Date in Europe

    It's par-tay time

    Mario Party: The Top 100 is out now in North America - yes, we're working on bringing you a review - and promises much, combining some of the most popular games in the IP's history. It's been one of those split releases, though, with Nintendo of Europe previously stating it'd arrive in January. In a move somewhat reminiscent of...

    • 3DS
    • Mario Party
  • Video Watch The Super Mario Odyssey Dominoes Come Toppling Down

    More dominoes than power-moons!

    Sometimes you stumble across a video in your YouTube recommendations and are left rather wowed by what you've seen. It's another one of those wow moments as YouTuber TheDominoKing has recreated the expansive world of Super Mario Odyssey in domino form. The display in the video above consists of 148,777...

    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Videos
  • News Gradius III Gets the MSU1 Digital Audio Enhancement Treatment

    Option!

    Shmups! We love them and we are not shy to admit it.The Super Nintendo always fell short to the lush number of shmup offerings present on the PC Engine, Mega Drive and even the NES / Famicom. Yet whisper Axelay in the wind and a wave of awe will overcome everyone. However, today's news is in regard to another classic Konami shmup, the early...

    • SNES
    • Retro
    • Super Nintendo
    • Konami
    • Gradius

Sunday12th Nov 2017

  • Talking Point Nintendo Has Embraced DLC, But Must Resist The Worst Industry Norms

    Easy does it, Nintendo

    If you follow multi-platform websites or other systems on social media, one term will be familiar - loot boxes. After a few years where they've crept into games, plenty of gamers have decided that recent examples take things too far. A recent tipping point seemed to be Middle-earth: Shadow of War, a single player...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
  • News Stardew Valley Update Could Make It the First Third-Party Game With Video Capture

    Also aims to speed up saving and more

    Stardew Valley has been one of the year's big arrivals on Switch eShop, giving Nintendo fans a chance to enjoy a much-loved Indie game. While rather enjoyable at launch, it nevertheless has a few areas where it can be improved. Now the CEO of Chucklefish Games has outlined plans for an upcoming patch, which is...

    • Stardew Valley
    • Switch eShop
    • Update
  • News Nintendo Gives a Teasing Glimpse of a New ARMS Fighter

    "It's like a ghost"

    Nintendo continues to support and back ARMS on the Switch, just recently confirming that a new stage is on the way. That post had a pretty obvious tease that a new character will accompany the stage, and now that's been stepped up further. As you can see in the tweet below there's the usual fuzzy-cam trick used when...

    • ARMS
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Super Famicom Exclusive Sutte Hakkun Gets Translated Into English

    Ink in, ink out, scratch head, restart level

    It is quite amazing to see the number of Super Famicom exclusives that not only would have probably done well in the West if released during the console's peak years, but also still mix it up with current generation offerings. For your consideration, Sutte Hakkun (gesundheit) by Nintendo and the very...

    • SNES
    • Retro
    • Super Famicom
    • Sutte Hakkun
  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey Power Moon Locations

    Take me to the moon

    Super Mario Odyssey is quite a ride, but to truly complete the game you'll need to find every last Power Moon contained within it. Some of these are relatively easy to collect, while others are hidden away in fiendish locations, off the beaten track. Don't worry if this task seems impossible - we're here to help! We'll be...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features

Saturday11th Nov 2017

  • News Digital Foundry Gives Its Full Analysis of DOOM on Nintendo Switch

    Impressive for a handheld shooter, but with compromises

    For anyone that's been following the game closely, it's no surprise to say that DOOM has some compromises in order to tick along on Nintendo's diminutive system. The fact it's there is impressive in its own right, but squeezing a current-gen game (originally released to critical acclaim in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Digital Foundry
    • DOOM
  • Hands On Watching Hulu on the Nintendo Switch

    Want to play GoldenEye on your Switch?

    One of the biggest criticisms early on with the Nintendo Switch was also admittedly one of the console’s greatest strengths: it just plays games. For some, this laser focus on being a gaming platform was a breath of fresh air; it does exactly what it says it will, and it does so exceedingly well. For others,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hulu
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    Switch eShop

    Review Revenant Saga

    Irreverent

    Few systems have been blessed with the sheer number of RPGs of Nintendo’s plucky little 3DS, and perhaps no publisher has been as persistent in its contribution to that collection as KEMCO. It's brought more than a dozen titles — most of them mobile ports — to the 3DS’ eShop, alongside a smaller number to the Wii U, and now that...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Revenant Saga
  • News Nintendo UK's Official Store Launches Amazing 'Mario Christmas' Competition

    Free to enter for UK residents

    The season of giving is almost upon us, and it seems the Nintendo UK Official Store is getting into the spirit. It's launched a winner-takes-all competition with a lot of goodies in the prize, and it's free to enter for UK residents up to 27th November. As long as you're a UK resident (13 years old and over, guardian...

    • Nintendo UK
    • Mario Christmas
  • News Xenoraid Will Bring Its Spin on Shoot 'em Up Action to the Switch eShop

    Aiming to cater to more than bullet hell fans

    10tons has been extremely busy bringing its back catalogue to the Nintendo Switch, and has confirmed another title that's due to arrive soon - Xenoraid. It'll arrive on 17th November priced at $9.99USD (with regional variations), and aims to offer its own twists on the vertical shoot 'em up genre...

    • Switch eShop
    • 10tons