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TodayTue, 19th Sep 2017

  • News Toys 'R' Us Seeks Bankruptcy Protection in North America

    A bid to restructure debt

    After suggestions it was coming earlier this week, Toys 'R' Us has filed for bankruptcy protect in relation to its North American business. Long an iconic part of the retail scene the company is seeking to restructure its finances, which are current a myriad of complex debts. The following video from Bloomberg provides a...

    • Toys 'R' Us
  • News Urban Champion Joins The Arcade Archives Roster On Switch

    Along with Wrecking Crew and Excitebike, thankfully

    During last week's Nintendo Direct we heard about the Arcade Archives range which is headed to the Switch in the near future.  These will be arcade versions of classic games - produced by HAMSTER - and where appropriate will support multiplayer with Joy-Con controls. The original Mario...

    • Switch eShop
    • Arcade Archives
    • Japan
  • Rumour Netflix App Ready For Switch, All It Needs Is Nintendo's Go-Ahead

    Video streaming app is "locked and loaded"

    The incredible sales success of the Switch has masked a few irksome issues people have with the console, one of the most pressing being the lack of any video streaming capabilities, despite it being the perfect tool for portable binge-watching. However, if a fresh rumour is to be believed, this won't be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Netflix
    • Rumours
  • News Hyperkin Shows Off Working Version Of Its Supa Retron HD SNES Clone

    First look at the system's controller

    Hyperkin has given us a little more information on its forthcoming Supa Retron HD console, which launches later this year. We already know that the new machine will output in 720p HD via HDMI and will boast a 16:9 / 4:3 aspect ratio switch, just like the Retron HD. It will also be capable of playing SNES...

    • SNES
    • Hyperkin
    • Retro
  • News We Were Addicted To Ridge Racer On PlayStation, Admits Star Fox 2 Developer

    "All the Star Fox 2 team would be playing it"

    The SNES Classic Mini arrives later this month and brings with Star Fox 2, a game which was supposed to come out in the mid-'90s but was canned at the very last minute. There are countless theories as to why Nintendo decided to pull the plug on what was essentially a finished game, but the general...

    • Retro
    • Ridge Racer
    • Dylan Cuthbert
  • News 2K Hopes To Slam Dunk The Bugs In NBA 2K18 on Nintendo Switch

    Double dribble

    It's fair to say that 2K Sports' NBA 2K18 hasn't got off to the best of starts on the Switch, not for everyone at least, with players reporting problems with corrupted save files. Our reviewer has also found various other issues to date, with garbled sound during some cutscenes and playback of other scenes sometimes being out of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bugs
    • 2K Sports
    • NBA 2K18
  • News Shoot Some Pheromones When Gal Gun 2 Comes To Switch Later This Year

    The Lynx Effect

    If you've ever wished you were more popular with members of the opposite sex then Inti Creates' Gal Gun 2 might be the game for you; it's headed to the Switch eShop later this year. The Gal Gun series revolves around an "unlucky" young man who accidentally becomes supernaturally popular with girls. His mission: find his one true...

    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Natsume Has a New Sale Available on the eShop

    Whaddya buyin’?

    One of the more welcome features of the vastly improved eShop of last generation was the introduction of sales on Nintendo’s digital storefront. Though the company rarely discounts its games—and when it does, there’s not a whole lot being dropped—it nonetheless has at least provided third parties with a means of enticing...

    • Wii U eShop
    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • Sales
  • News 3DS OS Version 11.6.0-39 Is Now Available for Download

    11.5.0-38 is so last year

    With each passing day, it seems that Nintendo Switch becomes an increasingly more important part of Nintendo’s plans, while the 3DS proportionally becomes more and more irrelevant. The release of Metroid: Samus Returns helps stem this, but there’s still a lingering feeling that the platform is on its last legs. Perhaps...

    • 3DS
    • Updates
    • Stability
  • News Donkey Kong Country on SNES Gets the MSU1 Digital Audio Enhancement Treatment

    It's on like hi-fi Donkey Kong!

    Rare's phenomenal Donkey Kong Country was quite the game changer in late 1994, not only giving an extra edge to the Super Nintendo in the 16-bit console war but also becoming one of the most cherished games in the entire SNES library. Despite the fancy ACM graphics, one of they key features that still resonates with...

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • Super Nintendo
    • Rare
    • Donkey Kong Country
  • News Credit Suisse Forecasts 130 Million Nintendo Switch Sales By 2022

    Upgrades Nintendo to "outperform" from "neutral" 

    Brokerage firm Credit Suisse has updated its sales forecast for the Nintendo Switch and has upgraded Nintendo stock from "neutral" to "outperform". Credit Suisse had previously predicted that the Switch would sell 70 million units by 2022 - a very generous claim - but it has now elevated that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Business

YesterdayMon, 18th Sep 2017

  • News Sega Dreamcast: Collected Works Looks Like A Dream Come True

    Sega's swansong

    We love a good book here at Nintendo Life, and they don't get much better than Read-Only Memory's Collected Works series, which takes an in-depth look at classic consoles. As a follow-on to the excellent Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works there is now a Dreamcast book campaign on Kickstarter.

    • SEGA
    • Books
    • Kickstarter
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    Switch

    Review Sine Mora EX

    Just don't play the co-op with your ex...

    The shmup genre is understandably much loved by some gamers, as it boils down the basics of gaming. Often intense yet simple to play, difficult but easy to grasp, shoot 'em ups were fundamental in the retro arcade scene and continue to entertain us on modern systems, often as download games or budget retail...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Sine Mora EX
  • News NBA 2K18 Players Report Problems With Corrupted Save Files

    A multiplatform issue

    NBA 2K18 has caused plenty of chortles and debate due to its whopping 5GB space requirement for save data, but it seems that the launch build has some more serious issues. Multiple users have reported the game corrupting and losing save data, which is a particular blow if progress is being made in the My Career mode - some of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NBA 2K18
  • News Metroid: Samus Returns Makes Top 10 Debut in UK Charts

    Rayman just outside top 10, NBA 2K18 on Switch nowhere to be seen

    Last week had a few high profile releases across various systems, which means the UK charts are a little more interesting than normal. Well, aside from Destiny 2 staying in top spot. The best new arrival is actually NBA 2K18 in second place, but that doesn't include Switch sales as...

    • UK
    • Charts
    • Metroid
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News Super Mario Odyssey Has an 'Ages 12 and Up' CERO B Rating in Japan

    May contain some semi-nude plumbers

    Plenty of Switch owners are very excited about Super Mario Odyssey, and it's a game that's amused the internet for some rather random reasons, one of them being a semi-nude Mario. Now the chatter is around its age rating in Japan, which rather passed us by when we reported on the ga

    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Modders Turn GoldenEye 007 Into Goldfinger 64

    We expect you to be impressed!

    GoldenEye 007 is one of the N64's most beloved titles; as well as introducing an entire generation of players to the joys of FPS deathmatches it sold by the bucketload and established its developer Rare as one of the UK's most talented codeshops. Fast forward to the present, and industrious modders have taken...

    • Retro
    • Random
    • N64
    • GoldenEye
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    Switch eShop

    Review NeuroVoider

    Bye, robot

    For all the genre tags liberally flung at the influx of indie games over the last few years, it could be assumed that a select few terms might have become faux pas, or even derogatory. Despite splintering off into many branches of sub category since its inception, uttering words like 'roguelike' or 'permadeath' can immediately engage as...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • NeuroVoider
  • News Layers of Fear: Legacy Will Bring Horror to the Switch Soon

    "A redesigned masterpiece"

    The range of genres and styles on the Switch eShop continues to grow, and horror is gradually making its mark. It's now confirmed that Layers of Fear: Legacy is heading to the Switch soon, which is good news for those that enjoy some frights. Released on other consoles in early 2016 simply as Layers of Fear, it's a horror...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Capcom Special Edition Sneakers Now Available for Pre-Order in Japan

    Region locked footwear

    When you’re a games fan there are many way to show off your fandom. Aside for keeping the games on display in mint condition there's figures, books, posters, clothes and all sorts of

  • 17

    Switch eShop

    Review 36 Fragments of Midnight

    A (very) quick stroll in the moonlight

    The Nintendo eShop is a weird and wonderful place; some games are absolute gems, some are whatever-the-opposite-of-gems-is, and some leave you with more questions after completion than when you first started. 36 Fragments of Midnight falls into that latter category and, whilst it might work successfully if...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • 36 Fragments of Midnight
  • News New Range of Minecraft Themed Hot Wheels Cars Hit The Track This October

    Imagine a Creeper on wheels

    In recent times, the Hot Wheels brand has collaborated with a number of well-known video game franchises. The Super Mario series has received its own custom Hot Wheels line and games like Rocket League have even featured iconic Hot Wheels by including the Bone Shaker and Twin Mill...

    • Minecraft
    • Hot Wheels
    • Mattel
  • News ClusterPuck99 to Bring Party Gameplay and a Suggestive Name to Switch

    Will include exclusive stages

    The Switch is already establishing itself as a nifty party machine with a range of multiplayer games making their mark on the system. ClusterPuck99, published by Coatsink (Shu) and developed by PHL Collection, will aim to join the ranks and become another multiplayer hit on the hardware. With support for up to eight...

    • Retro
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Art of Fighting is Scrapping Its Way to the Switch eShop

    Oh yes, there's always another Neo Geo fighting game

    As you may have noticed, the Neo Geo had a few fighting games - oh alright, it had loads of them. That makes sense, of course, as it was the 'arcade at home' that well-off kids owned, and many of us would gravitate to the genre when visiting the arcades. It looks like another is on the way in...

    • Switch eShop
    • HAMSTER
    • Neo Geo
    • ACA
  • Video Check Out All Of Pokkén Tournament DX's Synergy Burst Moves

    Playing with power

    Pokkén Tournament DX launches on Switch this week, and brings with it five characters that weren't previously playable on the Wii U: Croagunk, Empoleon, Darkrai, Scizor and Decidueye.  New Battle Pokémon naturally means new Synergy Burst moves, so we thought we'd compile every single Synergy Burst move in a...

    • Videos
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon

Sunday17th Sep 2017

  • News NES Title Golf is Hidden On Every Switch Console

    (hidden) Hole in one!

    We already knew that every Switch firmware comes with a built-in NES emulator. But further investigation by some very dedicated people has uncovered quite the bogey: the codename of the emulator "flog" spelled backwards is "golf"... that happens to be exactly what those 24 kilobytes happen to be, the NES version of Golf! You...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Golf
    • NES
  • Feature The Complete History of Rockstar Games on Nintendo Platforms

    The good, the bad & the controversial

    Rockstar Games is a business powerhouse at the top of the gaming industry. Producing sales figures some developers could only dream of, with the Grand Theft Auto series reaching over 150 million copies sold, the studio rarely puts a foot wrong. On 7th September it was announced that 1940’s crime title...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rockstar
    • L.A. Noire
    • Retro
  • 26

    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Spin Master

    Short but sweet arcade action

    The fiendish Dr. De Playne has taken Johnny’s treasure map and his girlfriend Mary. A globe-trotting adventure follows as you attempt to get both back, either by yourself or with the help of a friend who is given control of the identically handling Tom.  Despite featuring different characters and a more modern...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Spin Master

Saturday16th Sep 2017

  • News Super Mario Odyssey's File Size is Only a Little Bigger Than an NBA 2K18 Save File

    Optimisation is nice

    File sizes have been a hot topic in recent weeks, with the Switch's limited on-board storage clashing with the meaty third-party games on the way. Some multi-platform games have high-resolution 4K textures on the likes of PC and sometimes PS4 Pro, so when they're adjusted and ported to Switch some 'interesting' things happen...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Review It's All Business As We Play Monopoly Gamer

    Monopoly meets Mario Party

    A few months ago Hasbro and Nintendo announced a brand-new board game: Monopoly Gamer. After a first glance of the packaging we instantly thought it’d be yet another skinned Monopoly board. However, after watching a video of how the game works it's easy to be sold on the idea. Monopoly Gamer isn’t just a Super...

    • Monopoly Gamer
    • Mario
    • Hasbro
    • Nintendo
    • Review
  • Video How to Make Your Own Awesome Nintendo Switch Arcade Cabinet

    Including a mini-fridge, of course

    Earlier in the year we shared a rather cute Nintendo Switch mini arcade cabinet, but now Nintendrew - who once made a guest appearance on our YouTube channel - has produced a rather neat full-sized cabinet. Taking initial inspiration from this guide, he's created a full

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Arcade
    • Video

Friday15th Sep 2017

  • News Here's How Much Data You'll Need To Download For NBA 2K18 On Switch

    No wonder you need a MicroSD card

    Not so long ago, the bombshell was dropped that certain Switch games will require you to have a microSD card inserted in order to gain access to all features, with NBA 2K18 being the first title to make this stipulation. The game is now out, and we've got a better idea of exactly why the additional space is...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Poll What Did You Think of the Nintendo Direct?

    The dust has settled...

    This week we had the second of what is now the 'current' mainline Nintendo Direct format. Yes, we've had showcases, presentations, game-specific Directs and so on, but this week's 45 minute show adopted a similar format to a Spring broadcast - quickfire 'headline' sections for each current console with some extended showcases...

    • Nintendo Direct
    • Poll
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • Feature Morphite Devs Explain Why It's Much More Than Just "No Man's Sky On Switch"

    "Everyone has a soft spot for Nintendo"

    Sci-Fi adventure Morphite is one indie title that has been on our radar ever since it was first confirmed as coming to the Switch, and with good reason - it aims to combine the likes of Metroid Prime and Turok, and has been compared to No Man's Sky for its striking, low-poly visual style. Those of you with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Retail Version of DOOM on Switch Will Need a Download for Online Multiplayer

    All DLC included, but no SnapMap level editor

    Confirmation that DOOM is coming to the Switch this year was one of the bigger announcements to come out of this week's Nintendo Direct. The fact that a critical and commercial 'current-gen' hit from 2016 will be playable on the go - and docked, of course - is a welcome piece of news. Unsurprisingly -...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DOOM
  • News 8Bitdo SN30 And SF30 Pro Controllers Are Available For Pre-Order Now

    The ultimate retro controller?

    Pre-orders for 8Bitdo's SN30 and SF30 Pro controllers have gone live today. The pads - modelled on the North American SNES and Super Famicom designs respectively - boast a full button set with clickable analogue joysticks, cross-shaped D-pad, rumble, motion controls, bluetooth, rechargeable battery, home and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 8Bitdo
    • Accessories
  • News Minecraft “Better Together Update” Not Coming To New 3DS Version Of The Game

    Unsurprising developments

    Yesterday during the latest Nintendo Direct we found out Minecraft would be released exclusively on the New Nintendo 3DS.  Since then, it has been clarified the closet equivalent to Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition is the 0.15.4 build of Minecraf

    • 3DS
    • Minecraft
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • 88

    Switch

    Review R.B.I. Baseball 17

    A real grounder

    R.B.I. Baseball has a long history with Nintendo consoles, first appearing on the original NES in 1986. The series was annualized following the release of R.B.I. Baseball 2 for the NES in 1990, until taking a 19 year break following Super R.B.I. Baseball’s 1995 release on the Super NES. Fast forward to 2017 and the series is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • RBI Baseball
  • Random Someone Claims to Have Unearthed Star Fox: Red Zone Virtual Boy Assets

    Are you team real or team fake?

    Here's one to get us all arguing about assets and fonts into the weekend - someone claims to have images of a 'lost' Virtual Boy game called Star Fox: Red Zone. Hm... Someone called Sparky_78 on Reddit posted the following images; they seem to be the same person that posted the details as Kallus on Assembler Games...

    • Random
    • Star Fox
    • Virtual Boy
    • Rumour
  • Reminder FAST RMX is Bigger Than Ever and Is Still an eShop Gem

    Because games more than a week old are still worth playing

    In the current internet age where anything more than 24 hours old can easily be forgotten, it's worth remembering that the early days of the Switch eShop had some excellent games; anyone looking for something new to play on the system should remember to select 'View More' at the bottom of...

    • Switch eShop
    • FAST RMX
    • Update
  • News Switch Was the Best-Selling Platform for August 2017

    From strength to strength

    Coming off of the Wii U, it was fair to be skeptical that the Nintendo Switch would be a largescale mainstream hit. Sure, the console launched with a roaring start due to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but then again, the Wii U started out bright, too. Still, as time has passed, the Switch has been consistently...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Sales
  • News The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards Have A Retro Theme

    Spruce up your desktop

    If you've been struggling to know what to spend your Nintendo coins on, then maybe this weeks Nintendo Rewards might be of interest to you. Here's what is available in Europe as of today: Wallpaper – Nintendo Classic Mini: Super NES (Wallpaper): 50 (available until January 1st) NES Jumping Mario (Nintendo 3DS Theme): 200...

    • My Nintendo
    • Rewards
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Europe
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    Switch eShop

    Review Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition

    Grab your speer and get to Kraftwerk

    Chasing high scores and facing off against waves of enemies is usually the kind of instant, twitchy action reserved for the neon of arcades and a classic gaming mentality. We're so used to engaging stories and cinematic experiences that sometimes we just need a moment to sit back, relax, and hurl some bright pink...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Lichtspeer
  • News FIFA 18 Will Cost Less On The Nintendo Switch In Australia

    Bucking the "Switch Tax" trend

    The year is 2017 and Nintendo Switch owners are paying more for their games than people are on rival platforms. The unfortunate term “Switch Tax” has been coined to explain why certain developers and publishers are upping their prices for games released on Nintendo’s latest system. The whole issue as we’ve...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Australia
    • EB Games
  • News Japan Is Getting The Best New Nintendo 2DS XL Model Yet

    And you thought the PokéBall edition was neat

    This week's Nintendo Direct revealed that we're getting a rather snazzy new 2DS XL design based on a PokéBall, but - as is often the case - Japan is getting an exclusive model which is even better. On November 17th, Japanese gamers will not only have the chance to purchase the...

    • Pokemon
    • 3DS
    • 2DS XL
  • Deals Jump Into These Super Mario Odyssey Goodies from the Nintendo UK Store

    Gotta have those red Joy-Con

    Can you believe the launch of Super Mario Odyssey is now little over a month away? Mario's sandbox adventure on the Switch looks set to be the best one yet, with lots of exciting locations to explore and hat possessing puzzles to solve. The Nintendo UK Store has lots of pre-order options for you. If you simply want the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
    • Super Mario Odyssey
  • News Crypt of the NecroDancer Will Bring Its Unique and Funky Dungeon Crawling to the Switch

    To include the AMPLIFIED DLC, too

    We've written enough times that we think the Switch eShop is becoming pretty darn good, and another game confirmation has added to that positive impression. Brace Yourself Games has announced that Crypt of the NecroDancer is coming to the Switch. The AMPLIFIED DLC that's referenced is a prequel story that...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Has a Few Titles in NPD’s Top-Selling Games List

    And Super Mario Odyssey hasn't even released yet

    The NPD results for August have just come in and the Switch has come out favorably, leading hardware sales for the month. The report also included the top-selling games of both the year and the past month and Nintendo had games that charted in both. Seeing as how there’s more excellent releases to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Software
    • Sales
  • News PowerA Is Making A Rather Lovely Super Mario Odyssey Joy-Con Grip

    Red or dead

    Accessory maker PowerA is producing an official Super Mario Odyssey Joy-Con grip to coincide with the launch of the Switch game. The grip will cost $19.99 and comes emblazoned with official artwork showing Mario and Cappy. Described by the manufacturer as boasting a "lightweight, ergonomic design for comfortable gameplay anywhere", the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • PowerA
    • Accessories
    • Super Mario
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    Switch eShop

    Review Puzzle Adventure Blockle

    Achieve world domination

    As hinted by the name, Puzzle Adventure Blockle is a puzzle game that takes on the identity of an adventure. Japanese publisher and developer Intense has set the title apart from the competition by offering a story-driven experience that continually expands upon fundamental game mechanics. While there are still plenty of...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Puzzle Adventure Blockle
  • News We're Really Not Sure What Crayon Shin-Chan Gekiatsu! Is All About; But We Love It

    Sing and dance with Oden Man

    If you are lucky enough to live in Japan you will get to see TV commercials such as the one above for upcoming 3DS game Crayon Shin-Chan Gekiatsu! Oden wa Rudo Dai Konran!! which launches in Japan on the 30th November this year. The game itself appears to be a cartoony 2D platformer, which looks like fun. But we'd...

    • 3DS
    • Videos
    • Japan
  • News The Heavy Splatling Deco is Your Weekend Weapon in Splatoon 2

    Add some sparkle to your life

    Splatoon 2 is a pretty colourful game, but that doesn't mean a bit of extra sparkle would go amiss. The Heavy Splatling Deco may give you a little more pizzazz for your weekend splatting.  It'll arrive at the same time the Kelp Dome goes into rotation, which is September 15th (7PM PST / 10PM EST) / September...

    • Splatoon
    • Splatoon 2
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Meowth Is The Latest Pokémon To Get A Stuffing At Build-A-Bear Workshop

    That's right!

    Build-A-Bear's growing range of Pokémon plush toys now includes Team Rocket's mascot, Meowth. The cunning cat is available in a special online bundle which includes a teddy, a sound chip with six samples and two costumes - one of which is the iconic Team Rocket hoodie. And just like all the other 'mon sold by the retailer, you...

    • Pokemon
    • Build A Bear
    • Toys

Thursday14th Sep 2017

  • Guide Where to Pre-Order Your Super NES Classic Edition

    Did you manage to grab one yet?

    Updates: GAME in the UK have opened up some more pre-orders US pre-orders have opened finally. Walmart are now taking orders (wh

    • SNES Mini
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Guides
  • News Looks Like The SNES Classic Mini Is Just As Hackable As The NES Classic Mini

    Why stick to just 21 games?

    Those of you lucky enough to have gotten your hands on the NES Classic may well have been tempted to hack the system in order to load up hundreds and hundreds of additional games thanks to a program called hakchi2. The process - which is entirely reversible - also allows you to pull in box artwork so you can maintain...

    • SNES Classic Mini
    • SNES Mini
    • SNES
    • Hacking
    • SNES Classic
  • Weirdness People Just Can't Stop Talking About Mario's Nipples

    Mascot's bare chest overshadows Mario Odyssey

    Nintendo showed off some incredible footage from Super Mario Odyssey during yesterday's Direct broadcast, but the quality of the game isn't what has people talking today. Instead, the internet simply cannot get enough of Mario's nips. During the footage, a shirtless Mario was shown dashing through a...

    • Weirdness
    • Super Mario
    • Mario
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Switch Is Getting A New Phantasy Star Online Game

    ...and it's free-to-play with micro-transactions

    During the Japanese version of today's Nintendo Direct it was confirmed that Sega is bringing its Phantasy Star series to the Nintendo Switch. Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud is the next instalment in the Phantasy Star Online series, which in turn is a spin-off from the classic line of JRPGs which...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Phantasy Star
    • Switch eShop
  • Feature The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 13th September

    Big surprises, some love for the 3DS and hype for Mario

    This week Nintendo brought us a lengthy Nintendo Direct; it clocked in at 45 minutes and included four 'showcase' segments and quickfire headline sections. Covering both 3DS and Switch, it packed in a lot of announcements. As expected there were some new announcements, a few slightly out of...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • Nintendo Download 14th September (North America)

    Metroid: Samus Returns! NBA 2K18! Minecraft on New 3DS! Much more!

    After the Nintendo Direct excitement this week we get down to the nitty-gritty of the Nintendo Download Update. It's a busy one this week, with a whole lot of new arrivals on the Switch eShop, while the 3DS / New 3DS also get two massive releases to consider. It's a big update, so...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
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    Switch eShop

    Review Kingdom: New Lands

    The price is knight

    Something of a cult hit when it appeared on Steam, and more recently on XLBA, NOIO and Liquorice games' (published by Raw Fury) Kingdom: New Lands makes its way to Nintendo Switch. A 2D sidescrolling micromanagement simulator in a pixellated medieval landscape, it tests attention, patience and strategy in equal measure. A...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Kingdom New Lands
  • Video Super Mario Odyssey Seems to Have at Least 600 Power Moons to Collect

    More than 64, Sunshine, Galaxy, & Galaxy 2 combined

    We always knew Super Mario Odyssey was going to be a big game, what with its numerous kingdoms and all that good stuff, but until the most recent Nintendo Direct we didn't know just how big. At one point during the presentation it could be seen that one of the many worlds you'll get to...

    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
    • Super Mario
    • Mario
  • Nintendo Download 14th September (Europe)

    Metroid: Samus Returns! NBA 2K18! Quest of Dungeons! Much more!

    It's been a busy week learning about games due in the next few months, but a range of titles are available today. The Switch is particularly busy with retail and download-only games, while the 3DS has the week's biggest release; there are the usual download and DLC options, too. Let's...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • News Project Octopath Traveler Headed To Switch Next Year

    But the demo is out today!

    In today's Nintendo Direct we learned a little bit more about Square Enix's upcoming RPG Project Octopath Traveler. The game has a "2D-HD" style, which we have to say looks quite charming; it's the work of the producers behind Bravely Default. In the game each character is equipped with different skills which will...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Square Enix
  • News Mario Party: The Top 100 Will Combine The Best Of The Series On 3DS

    Out in November

    Nintendo has announced in its latest Direct that Mario Party: The Top 100 - a game containing 100 of the greatest minigames of the franchise's near two-decade history - is coming to the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on November 10th this year. The game will offer multiplayer for up to four friends via Download Play or local...

    • Nintendo Direct
    • Mario Party
    • 3DS
  • Deals Generous Price Cuts Mean It's A Good Time To Get Into Lego Dimensions

    Brick by brick

    Lego Dimensions may be getting on a bit these days but the series continues to get new content - Wave 9 is arriving soon - and you may well be tempted to dip a toe into the franchise if you haven't done so already. The good news is that it's now cheaper than ever to get involved thanks to some generous price cuts at the official Lego...

    • Wii U
    • Lego Dimensions
    • Lego
    • Deals
  • News Here, Have A Generous Helping Of Pokémon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon News

    Yum!

    Yesterday's Nintendo Direct kicked off with a large section devoted to the upcoming Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, giving fans of the series a taste of what's in store when the titles arrive on November 17th. It was revealed that the mysterious Pokémon shown on the packages of Pokémon Ultra...

    • Pokemon
    • 3DS
  • News Snipperclips Plus Launches On The Nintendo Switch On 10th November

    Can you cut it a second time round?

    When the Nintendo Switch launched earlier this year, one of the go-to eShop titles at the time was Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! It was a title that highlighted the sheer brilliance of the Joy-Cons when two or more people teamed-up. Nintendo has now revealed that an expanded version of the original...

    • Nintendo Direct
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Snipperclips
  • News Nintendo Builds the Hype for Super Mario Odyssey With a Direct Showcase

    Hardware bundle! New Zones! Crazy footage!

    Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's grade-A release for the Holiday season, and that reputation was reinforced during a 7.5 minute showcase during the Nintendo Direct. You can see the relevant segment below. When focused on gameplay we saw plenty of elements, including new zones, transformations and the...

    • Nintendo Direct
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Skyrim Begins Its Switch Adventure on 17th November

    So there it is

    Though the Nintendo Direct didn't tell us much about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that we didn't already know, it did fill us in on one key detail - it'll arrive on 17th November. The date has been pegged as November for a little while in some retail listings, but it's nice to have a firm date. Once again the Breath of the Wild-themed...

    • Nintendo Direct
    • Skyrim
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Zelda: Breath of the Wild's 'Champions' amiibo Get a Release Date

    Will the DLC arrive on the same day?

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is still keeping some of us busy, but eyes are naturally turning towards the Holiday season story add-on as part of the Expansion Pass. We were hoping to learn more about this in the Nintendo Direct but, instead, we got some details on the new Champions amiibo. They'll...

    • Nintendo Direct
    • Legend of Zelda
    • amiibo
    • Breath of the Wild
  • News PAN-PAN Is Bringing A Tiny Big Adventure To Switch eShop Today

    World shifting riddles

    The lovely folks at CIRCLE Entertainment have just let us know that PAN-PAN will be released on the Switch eShop later today, for $5USD in North America and €5 in Europe. Developed by Spelkraft, this game has received positive reviews on Steam and reminds us of the well-known Monument Valley, at least in the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Kirby Will Be Out Of Control When Kirby: Battle Royale Arrives On The Nintendo 3DS

    The pink puffball joins fight club

    Kirby’s 25th anniversary is well and truly underway, with the latest Nintendo Direct revealing the pink puffball's latest 3DS game originally announced back in Spring. Kirby: Battle Royale appears to be a cuddly and cute version of fight club. In this title, Kirby enters a tournament to face-off against his...

    • Nintendo Direct
    • 3DS
    • Kirby
  • News This November You Can Finally Own A New Nintendo 2DS XL That Looks Like A Pokéball

    Wish granted

    Pokémon Ultra Moon and Ultra Sun launch later this year on 3DS, and Nintendo is releasing the perfect console to play these games on. On November 3rd, the company will release a special PokéBall edition of the New Nintendo 2DS. This is mere weeks before the two new instalments hit store shelves. ...

    • 3DS
    • Pokemon
    • New Nintendo 3DS
    • 2DS
  • News Dillon's Rolling Western Is Coming Back For A Third Helping Of Armadillo-Rolling Action

    It's a Dead Heat!

    We really loved Dillon's Rolling Western when it span on to the 3DS eShop back in 2012. The sequel Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger released the following year was really good, too.  It seems that Nintendo aren't yet finished with the lovable wild west armadillo as Dillon's Rolling Western: Dead Heat...

    • 3DS eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News Here’s the Full List of Changes Made by ARMS Version 3.0.0

    You'll float, too

    ARMS is still ticking along just fine, seeing a regular amount of content additions and balancing tweaks every few weeks. The big news with the current update is that the new fighter, Lola Pop, is finally being added to the game, but there’s a number of other additions and tweaks that have been made, too. Alongside Lola, we’ve...

    • ARMS
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News New Splatoon 2 Stages and Weaponry Confirmed in Nintendo Direct

    Splat-tastic

    Though the latest Nintendo Direct had its share of reveals for new games, it also addressed updates for some current gems. This included new stages and weaponry for Splatoon 2, as seen above. First up we have the return of Kelp Dome, which will make its debut in the rotation on 15th September. Then there's Snapper Canal, which has...

    • Nintendo Direct
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Update
  • News Fire Emblem Warriors Adds A Significant Character From The Past

    Special edition also detailed

    Fire Emblem Warriors hits Switch and New 3DS this October, and Nintendo has revealed that it will showcase one of the most famous characters in the history of the series. During yesterday's Nintendo Direct, it was confirmed that Lyn will be included in the game - which is quite a departure as most of the characters...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • New 3DS
    • Fire Emblem
  • News Atlus Confirms A Western 3DS Release For The Alliance Alive In Early 2018

    Man alive, there are men alive in here

    Atlus has confirmed that it is bringing 3DS JRPG The Alliance Alive to the west early next year. The game - created by the team behind The Legend of Legacy - has already launched in Japan, but Atlus has stated its intention to localise it for western markets, too. Penned by Yoshitaka Murayama (Suikoden)...

    • 3DS
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Atlus
  • News Chicken Wiggle Gets a Discount and Shiny New Trailer

    Highlights over 400 levels to try out online

    Chicken Wiggle has been an enjoyable recent arrival on the 3DS eShop, but the Atooi release has only had "very low" sales to date, as highlighted by the studio's Jools Watsham. When confirming its woes Watsham also said a discount would be coming to the game, and now there are full details. Chicken...

    • 3DS eShop
    • Chicken Wiggle
  • News Scan amiibo In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga And Stamp Some Sheets

    Grab a Goomba

    We're rather looking forward to Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, due on 3DS on 6th October, as it's another chance to play a much-loved game. This remake of the Game Boy Advance classic is shaping up to be yet another great game for Nintendo's veteran handheld. While the game was first revealed at E3, we got...

    • Nintendo Direct
    • 3DS
    • amiibo
    • Mario
    • Luigi
  • News New Style Boutique 3 Struts Its Stuff In Europe On 24th November

    Become a styling star

    One surprising announcement during the latest Nintendo Direct was the reveal of New Style Boutique 3 – Styling Star. Despite the series not always receiving the recognition it deserves, it has still managed to build a loyal following over the years.  Also known as Girls Mode 4 in Japan, Nintendo Presents: New Style...

    • 3DS
    • Europe
    • Japan
    • Nintendo Direct
  • News Orange & White New Nintendo 2DS XL Arrives In North America On 6th October

    Better late than never

    After a long wait, the orange and white New Nintendo 2DS XL will finally be making its way to North America on 6th October. Europe received this particular system earlier this year alongside the launch of the 2DS XL.  This news follows several other hardware related announcements during the latest Nintendo Direct -...

    • 3DS
    • Nintendo Direct
    • New 2DS XL
    • North America
  • News Runbow Is Coming to the Switch in Winter 2017

    Round up all your friends

    One of the standout games on the ill-fated Wii U was that of Runbow, 13AM Games’ standout take on a competitive platforming game. It put the studio on the map and eventually saw another release on the New 3DS in the form of Runbow Pocket. Considering the game’s cult status and style, it seemed to be a perfect fit for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Runbow
  • News Next Flip Wars Update Adds Local Wireless Play, Class Matches And A New Map

    Flipping fantastic!

    Flip Wars has been steadily improved since its initial launch in Japan and more recent release in both Europe and North America with ongoing updates. With an online mode now in the game along with achievements, the latest Nintendo Direct has revealed even more content for the Switch eShop exclusive is on the way. The next free...

    • Nintendo Direct
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop

Wednesday13th Sep 2017

  • Watch The North American Nintendo Direct Broadcast - Live!

    Super Mario Odyssey! Switch games! 3DS games!

    It's that time, dear readers, for one of Nintendo's gaming extravaganzas. This Nintendo Direct is expected to be 45 minutes, which means plenty of footage - with Super Mario Odyssey confirmed to feature - and hopefully some surprises. <liveblog...

    • Live Chat
    • Live Blog
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • Feature What We Expect from the Nintendo Direct - 13th September

    Games galore, Mario, and a reminder it's not all about the Switch

    We're gearing up for what could be, potentially, the final or penultimate 'full' Nintendo Direct of 2017; we may see another focused on early 2018 releases in a month or two, or potentially just smaller game-specific broadcasts. Time will tell, but it's always a treat when a full-fat...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News Doom Will Bring Hell to Switch This Holiday Season

    Gear up, marine

    In one of the biggest surprises of today's Nintendo Direct broadcast, Nintendo confirmed that Bethesda's Doom will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in the Holiday season. Originally released in May 2016, it was a critically acclaimed new entry in the series that delivered intense 60FPS gunplay. It's a particularly fascinating...

    • Nintendo Direct
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Doom
  • News Mario Bros. to Kick Off 'Arcade Archives' Range on Nintendo Switch

    Balloon Fight! Ice Climber! Punch Out! More!

    Nintendo used its Direct broadcast to confirm the beginning of retro downloads on the Switch, but they're not quite the Virtual Console you were expecting. Branded as the 'Arcade Archives' range, we'll see arcade versions of classic games - produced by HAMSTER - and where appropriate will support...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Arcade Archives
    • Super Mario
  • News Nintendo Switch Online Version 1.1.0 Is Now Available for Download

    Well, it's sort of fixed

    When Nintendo released its Nintendo Switch Online app for smart devices, it’s not entirely off base to say that it was a complete dumpster fire. The app was hokey and difficult to use, prevented you from using any other apps beside it, and demanded that your phone’s screen be on all the time. In short, it was next to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Online
    • Mobile
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    Review Monster Hunter Stories

    Pocket Monsters

    Capcom’s Monster Hunter series has become something of a runaway success since its 2004 debut on the PlayStation 2, reaching millions of players on various platforms, and spawning an explosion of similar games in the ‘Hunter’ mold. Action RPGs with a focus on multiplayer teamwork and lengthy battles against massive monsters,...

    • 3DS
    • Reviews
    • Monster Hunter Stories
  • News Nintendo Wants You to Hit the Slopes in Latest Zelda: Breath of the Wild Free Gift

    It won't take many hits, though...

    For quite a few weeks Nintendo has been sharing free gifts for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch through 'Tips for the Wild' news posts. They give advice for newer players, in particular, and if you launch the game from the post you get items; to date they've consisted of various foods and...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Is Coming To Switch In 2018

    It's time to rewrite history

    Bethesda has revealed during today's Nintendo Direct that it is bringing Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to the Nintendo Switch. The FPS - which is the sequel to the rebooted Wolfenstein - places you in the boots of William "B.J." Blazkowicz as he attempts to trigger a second American revolution in an alternate...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wolfenstein
    • Bethesda
  • News Super Mario 64 Online Creator Says "Nothing Can Stop" the Fan Project

    Confidence, we like it

    Another day, another fan-made project using a Nintendo IP that may soon be quashed by Nintendo's lawyers. This fan-made version of the classic Super Mario 64 impressively allows 24 players to play at once. Not only can you play as Mario, you can even play as Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Rosalina, Wario and even...

    • Retro
    • Mario 64
  • Watch The European Nintendo Direct Broadcast - Live!

    Super Mario Odyssey with Switch and 3DS goodness

    It is time for a whopper of a Nintendo Direct, with the promise of 45 minutes of gaming goodness. Super Mario Odyssey will feature along with other Switch and 3DS titles; here's hoping for great footage and a surprise or two. <liveblog id="the_european_nintendo_direct_broadcast_-_live"...

    • Live Chat
    • Live Blog
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • Exclusive Here's What's In Today's Free FAST RMX REMIX Update

    Mixing things up

    FAST RMX was one of our favourite Switch launch titles; it's pretty much everything we wanted from an F-Zero game, but without Captain Falcon and the gang. The lovely folks over at Shin'en Multimedia just got in touch to remind us that the REMIX UPDATE is coming to FAST RMX later today, which will add 6 new tracks...

    • Exclusive
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
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    Switch eShop

    Review Double Dragon 4

    Double trouble

    Double Dragon is one of the most famous fighting games of all time, but it's very of its time, too. For a side-scrolling brawler in the '80s, it set the bar high with a complex move-set, loads of enemies on-screen at once and a great soundtrack; its status was amplified by some excellent NES ports and the almost compulsory terrible...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Double Dragon 4
  • News Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition Out Now On The eShop, Packaged Version To Launch At A Later Date

    Explode Creepers on the small screen

    Can you ever have too much Minecraft in your life? Maybe you already own two or even three copies, so how about you add another version to your game library? Nintendo’s latest Direct has just revealed yet another iteration of Mojang's highly successful title exclusively for the New Nintendo 3DS line of...

    • Nintendo Direct
    • Minecraft
    • New Nintendo 3DS
    • 3DS
    • Mojang
  • Soapbox LEGO Worlds on Switch Isn't Exactly a Minecraft Beater

    Everything isn't awesome

    LEGO Worlds is a brilliant idea on paper; a world where you can build literally anything you want with the customisability of LEGO and all without any limitation on your imagination. Unfortunately it seems that someone somewhere along the way was happy to cut corners when it comes to the very basics of what make a game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
    • LEGO
  • News Free-To-Play MOBA Arena Of Valor Is Fighting Towards Switch

    5v5 online battles start in beta this winter

    Tencent Games is bringing its free-to-play MOBA Arena of Valor to the Nintendo Switch, it has been revealed during today's Nintendo Direct. The game will receive a beta test this winter, and showcases 5v5 multiplayer online battles. It has previously been available on iOS and Android. Will you be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Switch Continues to Lead in Japan as Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Makes Chart Debut

    Splatoon 2 narrowly loses out to Destiny 2 at the top

    The Media Create chart results are out for Japan, and it's all about sequels - that and the Switch still merrily outselling everything else. In the software charts Destiny 2 took top spot, though it didn't blow the competition away. Splatoon 2 is ticking along nicely just behind; Dragon Ball...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  • News Smash Melee Champ Resigns from All-Male Rules Committee To Encourage Broader Representation

    "It’s good for our community"

      The Super Smash Bros. Melee fighting scene has grown considerably since the GameCube game launched back in 2001. One of its biggest assets is the community behind it, with plenty of enthusiasm for the long-established brawler. With the official ruleset ever changing, it was announced on 6th September by Melee...

    • Retro
    • Melee
    • Super Smash Bros.
    • eSports
  • News UIG Entertainment Has Switch Shovelware To Please Farmers, Firefighters And Horse Lovers

    It begins

    It had to happen at some point. The Switch is selling well all over the world and that kind of commercial success logically leads to increased software support; while most of us are hoping for stuff like L.A. Noire, UIG Entertainment appears to be working at the opposite end of the spectrum. The publisher has announced a slew of titles...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Hits Switch On December 1st

    Just in time for Christmas

    Nintendo has given us a massive helping of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 info during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast, including the final release date, which is December 1st. During the broadcast, much information was dished out on the game's story and combat system, which revolves around "Drivers" and their summoned helpers,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • News Nicalis Unveils Snazzy Website to Celebrate Its 10 Year Anniversary

    Promises "some very cool announcements" in the coming months

    Nicalis was a familiar name to Nintendo gamers in the Wii, Wii U and 3DS eras, but it's risen to prominence in the short lifespan of the Switch. It's been active in bringing out budget retail titles in particular, with the physical editions for the likes of Cave Story+ and The Binding of...

    • Nicalis
    • Anniversary
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Sine Mora EX Gets Final Nintendo Switch Release Dates

    For realsies this time

    Sine Mora EX is a new version of what was a rather interesting and accomplished shoot 'em up in the last generation. It's a pity, then, that the Switch release has had its ups and downs in the build-up to its eventual arrival - there's the fact it's $10USD more expensive on Switch (the infamous Switch tax) and that it's been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • THQ Nordic
  • News More UK Gamers Picked Switch This Year Than Xbox One

    Still way behind the PS4, though

    The Switch's incredible first year has seen the system beat everyone's expectations - including Nintendo's - and stories of sell-outs in North America and Japan are commonplace. One territory where the console is selling somewhat less swiftly is the United Kingdom, which, traditionally-speaking, has never been a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
    • Retail
  • News Dragon Quest Builders Has Designs On Switch Next Year

    Building excitement

    Today's Nintendo Direct was packed with cool announcements, one of which is the news that Dragon Quest Builders is coming to the Nintendo Switch next year. Square Enix's game has already been a hit in its native Japan on PlayStation 4, and fuses together Minecraft-style construction with Dragon Quest RPG action. The Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dragon Quest
  • Video Lego Dimensions Brings Teen Titans, Powerpuff Girls And Beetlejuice To Wii U

    Let the hero-ing commence!

    Warner Bros. and TT Games have announced the next wave of expansion packs for the seemingly immortal Lego Dimensions. We've already seen the likes of Ghostbusters, Harry Potter, Sonic the Hedgehog and Knight Rider come to the game, and this latest range of packs covers properties such as Teen Titans Go, Powerpuff...

    • Wii U
    • Lego Dimensions
    • Videos
  • News WayForward Is Hoping To Bring Mystik Belle To Switch Soon

    Just waiting on GameMaker support

    Yesterday we got a press release informing us that WayForward has teamed up with Last Dimension to bring its magical misadventure Mystik Belle to consoles. However the Switch was not on the agenda; only the PS4 and Xbox One are getting this title at present. That's pretty normal for some publishers,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • WayForward
  • News The Latest ARMS Fighter, Lola Pop, Is Available Today

    Version 3.0 also brings button mapping

    During today's Nintendo Direct it was revealed that the latest version of ARMS - 3.0 - will be made available. The update includes the ability to re-map buttons, but the biggest news is that a new character is introduced, named Lola Pop. Lola has her own unique stage and comes with three all-new arms to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
    • Rumours

Tuesday12th Sep 2017

  • News Nintendo Is Resurrecting The NES Classic Mini And Increasing SNES Classic Inventory

    Retro revival

    Nintendo has announced that it is putting the NES Classic Mini back into production next year. The company stated that the NES Classic would cease production earlier this year, leading to complaints from fans who hadn't been able to obtain one. As a result, the system's price on the secondary market went through the roof, with units...

    • NES Classic
    • NES Mini
    • NES
    • SNES Classic
    • NES Classic Edition
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    Review Metroid: Samus Returns

    Welcome back

    You know, there’s a reason why they call it 'Metroidvania' and not 'Castletroid'. As much as the Castlevania series took the whole ‘interconnected 2D map’ ball and ran with it over the past decade while Metroid fans had to do without, it’s Nintendo’s series that first defined the rules and, when handled properly, did it best...

    • Reviews
    • 3DS
    • Metroid
    • Samus Returns
  • First Impressions Defying Gravity in Skyrim for Nintendo Switch

    Better than an arrow to the knee

    Hail and well met, travelers! Come, rest your weary feat at our fire as we regale you with stories of our time spent in the world of Skyrim! You maybe be inclined to ask, “but noble bard, wasn’t Skyrim released over half a decade ago?”, and you wouldn’t be too far off - but this, dear friends, is Skyrim on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Skyrim
    • Bethesda
    • First Impressions
    • Features
  • Video Digital Foundry Suggests That Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Isn't So Definitive

    Still very good, but could have been even better

    Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is now out on Nintendo Switch, and plenty like this scribe may have an uncertain finger hovering over the purchase button on the eShop. It really depends whether you still have another version readily available to play (for example, if your Wii U is unfortunately...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
    • Rayman Legends
  • Talking Point The Apple Event - It's Worth Looking Out for Nintendo and Pokémon GO

    A sign of the times

    A few years ago your humble scribe was advised it may be worth 'keeping an eye' on an Apple event, to which the response was a raised eyebrow. Sure enough, nothing happened; in fact Apple straight up copied the Wii with its motion controllers for a gaming-focused Apple TV, an initiative that didn't quite take off. In any case,...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • AppleEvent
    • Nintendo Mobile
    • Pokemon
  • Editorial A Week of Gaming the Nintendo Switch Way

    Like the adverts, but less photogenic

    Back in the summer I wrote a slightly feisty article addressing some remarks I'd read of people not grasping the 'point' of the Switch. Yet it's a legitimate issue - as it's a hybrid everyone will have their own viewpoint of it, and even game publishers all seem to approach the system in different ways. Nintendo...

    • Features
    • Editorial
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Life
  • News Thimbleweed Park Gets a Final Switch eShop Release Date

    Calling all SCUMM

    For those of us that grew up in the golden era of point-and-click games on the PC, games like Thimbleweed Park are hard to resist. The good news is that we don't need to wait much longer to play it on the Switch, with confirmation it'll arrive on the eShop on 21st September; it'll cost $19.99USD, which will probably be the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Thimbleweed Park
  • News A Hat in Time Could Be Appearing on the Switch in the Future

    No plans now, but that may change

    A Hat in Time is one of those Kickstarters that feels like it’s been in development forever, as it’s been gradually delayed again and again. The 3D platformer is finally seeing a release on 5th October, but the Switch isn’t included on its list of platforms. Earlier in the year, developer Gears for Breakfast...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • A Hat in Time
  • News Switch Versions Of Oceanhorn And forma.8 Outsell Console Rivals

    More indie success

    Yesterday, we reported on the news that the Switch version of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap had sold more copies than all the other versions combined; no mean feat when you consider that Switch is only six months old and systems like the PS4 and Xbox One are older, and have larger install bases. To follow up this positive news,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News 8Bitdo Releases Firmware Update To Combat Controller Lag On Switch

    Lag, begone!

    Peripheral maker 8Bitdo has released a new firmware update for its range of controllers which eliminates input lag when playing on Switch. 8Bitdo produces a range of retro-themed pads which mimic the look and feel of classic controllers from the NES and SNES era. The firmware update which provides Switch support

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 8Bitdo
    • Hardware
    • Accessories
  • News Axiom Verge Is Coming To The Switch eShop Early

    We can't wait

    Update: It's now confirmed that the global eShop release has been brought forward to 5th October, which is great news. However, the physical retail edition is now due in November, with production causing the delay; a specific release date will be given soon. Original Article: It's a shame - arguably - that Metroid: Samus Returns...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Learn All About the Making of F-Zero with This New Interview from Nintendo

    Show me ya moves!

    Last week, we shared with you a fascinating interview from Nintendo that detailed the early days of the SNES and the production of Star Fox, as part of a way of promoting the impending release of the SNES Mini. Nintendo has now released part two of its interview series, and this one goes over the making of the original F-Zero...

    • SNES Mini
    • F-Zero
    • Retro
  • News Robonauts Lands on the Switch eShop This Week

    WALL-E 2.0

    QubicGames has uploaded a new cinematic trailer for the action-shooter Robonauts, whilst also confirming its release date. After previously announcing that the game would be ported to the Switch back in August, the company has now revealed that Robonauts will be available from the Switch eShop on 15th September.  Featuring music by...

    • Switch eShop
    • Robonauts
    • QubicGames
  • News Trailer Showcases Performance Boost of One Piece Unlimited World Red - Deluxe Edition on Switch

    Poor old 3DS is roped in, too

    Bandai Namco's release of One Piece Unlimited World Red - Deluxe Edition in Japan wasn't met by much enthusiasm, but the company is still trying to give the enhanced edition - on Switch and PS4 - a push. Now an updated trailer compares the Switch version with the Wii U and 3DS equivalents. It states that when docked...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video More Fire Emblem Warriors Characters Get Showcased in Stylish Trailers

    Heroic horses too, of course

    Last week we shared a flashy trailer for Fire Emblem Warriors, in which Koei Tecmo showed off seven playable characters; there's more where that came from, with two more trailers released this week. They're a good chance to see characters in action, and more incredible athleticism from horses. It's

    • Fire Emblem
    • Fire Emblem Warriors
    • Nintendo Switch
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • News Riptide GP: Renegade Is Like Wave Race In The Future, And It's Coming To Switch

    Get wet

    Vector Unit has revealed that it is bringing its futuristic jet-ski racer Riptide GP: Renegade to the Switch. The latest in the popular Riptide series, Renegade features "armoured riders" performing "death-defying stunts" in "illegal" races. Sounds like a hoot! It's also the first in the long-running series to have been designed "from the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Deals Celebrate The UK's National Video Games Day With £20 Off A Nintendo Switch

    Grab a bargain, Brits!

    Did you know it's the National Video Games Day here in the UK today? No, nor did we until we saw the hashtag all over Twitter. Anyway, it's great news if you are in the market to buy a new Nintendo Switch as many UK retailers are offering generous discounts. Here we go: <products id="6846,6847,5866,6848"...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
  • News Ace Of Seafood Features Fish With Lasers, So Thank Poseidon We're Getting A Switch Version

    Water funny looking game

    Japanese developer Nussoft has revealed that it is brining the brilliantly-titled Ace of Seafood to the Switch, and that it will be showing off the game at this year's Tokyo Game Show. Ace of Seafood is set in a future where humankind ceases to exist, and the oceans are populated by massive, laser-spouting fishes, crabs and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Feature Digging Into The Design Process Of Twin-Stick RPG Blaster NeuroVoider

    "Switch is one great platform to work with"

    NeuroVoider is a twin-stick shooter RPG set in a futuristic world, and has a pretty striking preoccupation with robots and rocket launchers. It launched last week on the Switch eShop, so we though it would be the ideal time to speak to Flying Oak Games' Thomas Altenburger about the game...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop