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TodayThu, 27th Jul 2017

  • News 2K Reveals WWE 2K18 "Cena (Nuff)" Collector's Edition, But There's No Switch Version

    Limited to 30,000 copies

    2K Games has lifted the lid on the special collector's edition of the forthcoming grappler WWE 2K18. Dubbed the Cena (Nuff) Edition, it celebrates the 15-year career of superstar John Cena - who is a fan of the Switch himself, as it happens - and is limited to 30,000 copies worldwide. Included in those 30,000 editions is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • WWE 2K18
    • John Cena
  • News Snakebyte Announces The Wireless Game:Pad Pro For Switch

    "Professional grade controller" for your Switch

    Peripherals manufacturer Snakebyte has revealed that it is releasing a new Switch control solution in the form of the Wireless Game:Pad Pro. Described as a "professional grade controller" for Nintendo's console, it boasts the "precision control of an authentic console game pad, without sacrificing the...

  • News Get Namco Museum For Free With This Lovely WaterField Pro Switch Case

    Retro games in the bag

    We're big fans of WaterField Designs premium Nintendo Switch cases, as demonstrated by Alex in the video below. The lovely folks over at WaterField Designs have teamed up with Bandai Namco offer a complimentary eShop download of Namco Museum with the purchase of a WaterField Designs MultiPlayer Pro Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Waterfield
    • Namco
    • Accessories
  • Nintendo Download 27th July (North America)

    Hey! Pikmin! Miitopia! Overcooked: Special Edition! Namco Museum! More!

    It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week is a busy one, with plenty of varied options on the Switch eShop, two retail 3DS titles (accompanying the New 2DS XL), in addition to various downloads across the Wii U and 3DS eShop...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • News Sonic Forces Listed On EB Games For 7th November Release

    Switch box art shown too

    Many fans of the blue blur have been highly anticipating the release of Sonic's next 3D outing. In announcement videos Sega has played it coy on the official release date, with only the time-stamp of 2017 currently given. Now video game retailer EB Games may have let the date slip by revealing on its Australian website that...

    • Sonic Forces
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Niantic CEO Explains Just What Went Wrong At Chicago's Pokémon GO Fest

    "We heard boos and shouts from the crowd"

    The recent Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago's Grant Park may have marked the introduction of Legendary monsters to the game, but it was marred by technical issues which created quite a bit of frustration for the thousands of people who went along for the day. Niantic was forced to offer refunds and in-game...

    • Pokemon GO
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
  • News Dimension Drive Will Bring Smart Shoot 'em Up Action to the Switch eShop

    A 'comic book universe' and 'dual battlefield madness'

    The eShop has been a key part of Nintendo hardware for multiple generations, and we're starting to see the Switch catalogue grow quickly as more developers are given access to the system. Another intriguing title to add to the list of upcoming releases is Dimension Drive by 2Awesome...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video This Might Not Be The Safest Place To Play Your Nintendo Switch

    Don't look down!

    The Gorges Du Verdon, in south-eastern France, is a river canyon that has scenery to rival that found in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It looks like a great place to visit for relaxation and to admire the beauty of nature. Extreme sports athlete Mich Kemeter has other ideas, however. This pro slackliner likes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Videos
  • Video Get Warmed Up for Overcooked: Special Edition With This Switch Launch Trailer

    On the gas mark

    Overcooked: Special Edition is one of a number of interesting download titles arriving on the Nintendo Switch eShop this week, and brings with it a high profile. With a price of £17.99 / $19.99USD / €19,99 it offers the popular co-op formula on the go, throws in content that was previously DLC and also supports HD Rumble. Ahead...

    • Switch eShop
    • Overcooked
  • News Mighty No. 9's Long Overdue Kickstarter Reward Sums Up The Game In General

    Some assembly required

    Ah, Mighty No. 9. Keiji's Infaune's Kickstarter smash was born in a blaze of hype, but the end result wasn't quite what people were expecting when they gleefully pledged their cash back in 2013. At least Comcept is following through on its promises, even if they're a little late. During the campaign, a special...

    • Wii U
    • Mighty No. 9
    • Kickstarter
  • News Oceanhorn Devs See "Bright Future" For Switch, Despite Smartphones Already Overtaking It In Raw Power

    "Oceanhorn 2 is going to look great on Switch, when the time comes"

    Indie developer Cornfox & Bros recently ported its successful smartphone action adventure Oceanhorn to the Nintendo Switch, and while the game wasn't quite up to the standard of the title it seeks to emulate, it sure looks pretty in motion - which bodes well for future...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Development
  • News Deus Ex: Human Revolution Gets A Massive Price Cut On The North American Wii U eShop

    It only took four years

    Square Enix has slashed the price of Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut on the Wii U. The game usually costs $49.99 to download, but it's now on sale at $12.49. This only applies to the North American eShop at present, but we'll update this story if the offer is extended to Europe. Deus Ex: Human Revolution...

    • Wii U
    • Wii U eShop
    • North America
    • Deus Ex
  • News Want A Challenge? Try Finishing Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Without The Sheikah Slate

    New glitch allows a false start

    We've covered some pretty unique Zelda: Breath of the Wild glitches in the past, but this latest one is interesting for the fact that it allows you to experience the game in an entirely different way. With some deft save state tinkering, it's possible to exit the Shrine of Resurrection without picking up the...

    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Wii U
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Glitch
  • News Splatoon 2 Version 1.1.2 Is Now Live

    Buffs! Nerfs! Bug fixes!

    The original Splatoon was a game that received a healthy dosage of post-release support, with new maps, weapons, modes, and balancing tweaks being regularly delivered. Since Nintendo has pledged to support Splatoon 2 in a similar fashion, it comes as no surprise that the company has been already been quite proactive in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Vertex Pop Puts Out a New Update for Graceful Explosion Machine

    Just one more run...

    One of the most fun arcade experiences on the Switch eShop right now can be found in Graceful Explosion Machine, as stylish ‘shmup that likes to tempt you into going back for just one more try. The game is almost entirely centered around its leaderboard and ranking system, and now that vertex pop has put out a new update,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Graceful Explosion Machine

YesterdayWed, 26th Jul 2017

  • News Splatoon 2's Credits Herald Something Pretty Significant In Nintendo's History

    Remember this name

    Splatoon 2 is a remarkable game, as many of you will no doubt be aware. However, it's significant for another reason, too - it's one of the first major internally-developed Nintendo titles on which a westerner is credited for game design. Jordan Amaro might not be a household name right now, but you'll almost certainly have heard...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Development
  • Editorial amiibo Has Stalled, Because Nintendo is Forgetting What Makes It Special

    A decline into minor unlocks and collectible DLC

    Nintendo is still fully committed to amiibo, that much is obvious. New figures and cards continue to gradually emerge, some as expected with the biggest games (such as Splatoon 2 and Metroid: Samus Returns), and others a little unexpected like the cards that came out alongside Mario Sports...

    • Features
    • Editorial
    • amiibo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • New Nintendo 3DS
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    3DS

    Review Hey! Pikmin

    Throwing the game

    Pikmin, as a franchise, is arguably a mid-tier IP for Nintendo - perhaps not in terms of quality, but it is nevertheless refused the same priority and release frequency as other highly successful and profitable Nintendo brands. The Wii / DS generation passed with nothing but re-releases, before Pikmin 3 gave us a timely...

    • 3DS
    • Reviews
    • Hey! Pikmin
  • News AtGames Confirms Its SEGA Genesis Clone Systems to Roll Out Ahead of SNES Mini

    Ah, memories of console wars... sort of

    While plenty went nuts over the NES Mini and the cycle begins anew with the upcoming SNES Mini, it's sometimes worth remembering that licensed (and unlicensed) clones of SEGA's old hardware have been around for years. Sometimes they're 'mini', occasionally they're chunky but offer plenty of games and...

    • Retro
    • SEGA
  • News Nintendo Switch Has Sold 4.7 Million Units Worldwide

    13.6 million Switch games sold, too

    Nintendo's Q1 financial results have been posted - we'll be pulling them apart very soon - but the big news is that the Switch has sold 4.7 million consoles worldwide since its launch at the start of the year. In addition to that, 13.6 million pieces of Switch software have been sold globally. Of these, Mario...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Financial Results
  • News Pokémon on Nintendo Switch is Due '2018 or Later', But That's No Surprise

    Metroid Prime 4 is 'TBA', too

    Nintendo's Q1 financial reports didn't have many surprises, though did have a few snippets of information. For example we've seen some pick up on the release 'window' for Pokémon on Nintendo Switch, but in some cases are using what seems to be a false assumption. In Nintendo's standard list of upcoming games and...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Walmart Cancels All Super NES Classic Pre-Orders

    Rolling back more than just prices

    If you pre-ordered a Super NES Classic Edition from Walmart when they were live for a brief period last Friday, you're in for some disappointment. Earlier today, the mega-retailer emailed all customers who managed to nab one of the highly sought after consoles to inform them that the listing was made available in...

    • Super NES Classic
    • Super NES Mini
    • SNES Mini
    • Retro
  • News Namco Museum Won't Gobble Up Too Much Memory On Your Switch

    Munch munch munch

    Namco Museum comes out this week, and thanks to the game's listing page on the eShop, we now know exactly how much space it will consume on your Switch. If you're struggling for space then you'll be pleased to know that just 876MB is required to download this retro compilation, which contains 10 classic hits such as Rolling...

    • Retro
    • Switch eShop
    • Namco Museum
    • File Size
  • News Splatoon 2 Delivers Extraordinary Launch Sales in Japan and Boosts Switch Hardware

    Layton’s Mystery Journey takes 2nd for 3DS, too

    Earlier today we shared Famitsu numbers covering the Splatoon 2 launch in Japan; now Media Create has weighed in as well. Media Create brings a lower figure, but it's still the biggest Switch game launch to date, and also led to significant hardware sales. Splatoon 2 may be the dominant arrival in...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
  • News Splatoon 2 Sold Over Half a Million Copies in Japan in Three Days

    Inkredible

    Splatoon proved to be a successfully launched Nintendo IP when it first came out on the Wii U a couple years back, but the popularity of the original game was obviously hamstrung by the platform’s poor sales. With the Switch, it was given a new lease of life on a console that is rapidly growing, so it was always going to be interesting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Sales
  • News Nintendo Records Best Q1 Sales Since 2011 in Profitable Start to the Year

    Sales targets for Switch and 3DS remain unchanged

    Nintendo has unveiled its Q1 financial results (covering 1st April to 30th June), including some solid numbers for the Nintendo Switch and its games. Those looking for dramatic increases in projections and confidence will be left disappointed, however, with the company's core sales estimates...

    • Nintendo
    • Sales
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News New Range Of Super Mario iPhone Cases Arrive In Japan

    Classic and modern designs

    A range of new iPhone cases featuring everyone's favourite Italian plumber have come to Japan. The seven new cases feature classic and modern incarnations of Super Mario, and are designed to fit the 6 / 6S / 7 standard and Plus models of Apple's popular handset.  The two retro-style cases are priced at...

    • Super Mario
    • Japan
    • Mobile
  • News Lost Sphear Launches on 23rd January in the West

    The follow-up to I Am Setsuna

    One of the standout titles of the early Nintendo Switch library was that of I Am Setsuna, a thoroughly traditional JRPG experience published by Square Enix which called back to that company’s best days when it churned out classic JRPG’s left and right. The talented studio behind it—Tokyo RPG Factory—evidently...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Lost Sphear
  • News Hex Gambit Aims to Bring 'Fast and Fluid' Turn-Based Strategy to Nintendo Switch

    Looks set to easily pass Kickstarter target

    We're relatively picky about Kickstarter projects, but Hex Gambit is looking like a pretty solid bet. Not only has it raised over $8500 of its $11,000 Kickstarter target at the time of writing (with 29 days to go) but it's also placing the Nintendo Switch front and centre as a platform alongside PC. With...

    • Switch eShop
    • Hex Gambit
  • Video Digital Foundry Assesses the Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition 1080p Update

    No need to block it out any more

    Based on the Switch eShop charts Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition has, unsurprisingly, proven to be rather popular on the system. It's certainly worthy of praise for offering such a feature-rich version of the game that can also be played on the go, but one complaint at its launch was that it ran in 720p even when...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Minecraft
    • Updates
    • Video
  • Guide Here's When You Can Capture Pokémon GO's Legendary Moltres, Zapdos And Articuno

    Niantic releases a Raid Battle schedule

    Legendaries are finally part of Pokémon GO, but bagging them isn't as straightforward as heading to your local gym and waiting for the next raid - these mythical beasts are only available at certain times, and developer Niantic has helpfully released a timetable which shows when that will happen...

    • Pokemon GO
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
    • Guides
  • News Etrian Odyssey V Launch Edition Will Come With An Art Book And Music CD

    Oh, and an "outer box"

    Atlus has revealed the contents of the Etrian Odyssey V launch edition, which will come as good news to those of you who just can't get enough of your limited edition packaging. When the 3DS title launches later this year you'll get a 24-page art book containing "beautiful character art and concept sketches by the...

    • 3DS
    • Etrian Odyssey V
    • Atlus

Tuesday25th Jul 2017

  • Poll The New Nintendo 2DS XL is Out This Week - Are You Tempted?

    Heading for a quiet launch

    Nintendo launches new hardware this week, but unlike some of its previous iterations it's arriving rather quietly. In fact, the company hasn't mentioned it all that much on social media in the past week or two, so you may have forgotten it's happening. The New Nintendo 2DS XL arrives on 28th July, alongside Hey! Pikmin and...

    • Features
    • Poll
    • New 2DS XL
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • News Update For Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition Enables 1080p Display When Docked

    Switch from 720p to 1080p

    Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is a perfect match for the Switch - it's the same great game as always but with the added convenience of being able to play a full-fat version on the move. Perhaps one of the few downsides, however, was that the game would run in 720p, which makes perfect sense when playing the Switch as a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Minecraft
    • Updates
  • News More Free Content Is on the Way to NBA Playgrounds

    500,000 units sold and counting

    NBA Playgrounds has been a somewhat divisive game for the Nintendo Switch. On one hand, it’s offered an enjoyable local multiplayer arcade experience that showcases the strengths of the Switch quite well, but it also suffered a bit from offering less features than other versions and these features have been slow to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • NBA Playgrounds
  • News Steampunk Turn-Based Strategy Game Ironcast Lands On Switch On 10th August

    Alternative Victorian history action

    Imagine an alternative Victorian history where gigantic mechanised war machines had been created to defeat the enemies of the British Empire. If that sounds good to you then Ironcast might well be the game for you; in this turn-based / match-three strategy game you will control a 7-metre tall walking...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Get Warmed Up for Namco Museum With This New Trailer

    11 games, retro goodness

    Time sure flies - Namco Museum is now just days away from release on Nintendo Switch, arriving on 28th July all around the world. To celebrate this, Bandai Namco has release a rather neat new trailer for the Japanese market that showcases what the game collection will have to offer. For those eager to build up hype for the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Namco Museum
  • News New LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Trailer Confirms 'Deluxe Edition' for Switch

    Shows off Kang as villain and Chronopolis setting

    San Diego Comic-Con brought plenty of reveals and updated trailers, and when catching up with a video for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 we saw a subtle bit of good news for Nintendo fans. At the end of the video - which shows of Kang the Conqueror and aspects of the hub world of Chronopolis - it...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • LEGO
  • 18

    Switch eShop

    Review Shephy

    What right does a sheep have to play God?

    Taking a deck of cards to pass the time whilst traveling is not uncommon, though with the Switch now taken everywhere it's nice to see various game types emerge on the system. Card games are a genre still as popular as they were twenty years ago, with games like Gwent being a recent success. Offering its own...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Shephy
    • Reviews
  • News Ubisoft Confirms Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Date With Demo 'Later This Summer'

    After strange demo appearance and disappearance this week

    Update:  Ubisoft has confirmed to us that the original demo release for a short time was an "early version" and "not a representation of the final product" on Switch; it was uploaded in error. Original Article: Earlier this week we shared the news that Rayman Legends: Definitive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rayman Legends
    • Ubisoft
  • News Animals Will Duke it Out in Weird Ways in Penguin Wars for Nintendo Switch

    Almost enough to tempt us to setup a Japanese eShop account

    Sometimes remakes arrive that, well, not many people have asked for. We suspect Penguin Wars falls into that category, or Penguin-kun Wars as it's known in Japan. It was a 1985 release for Arcades, MSX and the Famicom in Nintendo's homeland, and plays out rather like a game of peculiar...

    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
    • Penguin Wars
  • Video Did You Know Gaming Delves Into The History Of The Game Boy Advance

    Discover the mystery of Atlantis

    The Game Boy Advance was well received when launched way back in 2001. Fans of the classic Game Boy eagerly awaited this successor, which was rather like a juiced up Super Nintendo, as you could play that level of games on the go; Nintendo delivered the goods eventually. Our chums over at Did You Know Gaming? have...

    • Retro
    • Videos
    • GBA
    • Game Boy Advance
  • Video Let's Discuss 5 Ways Nintendo Could Improve the Switch Online App

    Yeah, we know it's not the final version yet

    The Nintendo Switch Online app for Android and iOS is far from perfect. In fact we've made it abundantly clear how we feel about the execution, even for the fact for that this writer actually likes the concept of voice chat handled separately. As such, we've decided to take the helm and navigate the good...

    • Hardware
    • Nintendo Mobile
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Superbeat: Xonic Is Heading to the Switch

    Xonic Xpeed

    Even in its young age, the Switch has already proven to have a fairly diverse variety of game genres in its catalogue, with a couple good rhythm games for the platform. Both VOEZ and Thumper are high quality music games that will provide you unique audiovisual experiences that can both excite and relax. Now, it seems that the rhythm...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Superbeat: Xonic
  • News The Mystery of Woolley Mountain Will Bring Point-and-Click Gaming to Switch in 2018

    Huey Games steps in to publish Kickstarted title

    Kickstarter campaigns raise vital money to fund development projects, but they're also a publicity vehicle to attract investment and/or publishers. For solo developer James Lightfoot his campaign served both purposes - he funded his project The Mystery of Woolley Mountain, and now Huey Games is...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Monday24th Jul 2017

  • Guide All The Splatoon 2 amiibo Unlocks

    Stay fresh

    If you are a Nintendo Switch owner, you might well have been enjoying Splatoon 2 this weekend. Playing through the single player campaign or testing your skills out in some online matches is a great way to build up your Inkling, but what do the Splatoon themed amiibo do within the game? You can of course use both the new Splatoon 2...

    • Splatoon
    • Guides
    • amiibo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • News Walmart Cancels a Number of SNES Mini Pre-Orders

    Of course...

    The Super NES Classic is, as predicted by many, proving to be more elusive than a stable Pokémon GO connection in Chicago. Pre-orders were a bit of a farce in the UK, and they've taken an age to appear in North America. Some retailers in the US did start opening pre-orders at the weekend, however, with stock unsurprising selling out in...

    • SNES Mini
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • SNES
    • Retro
  • Feature Nintendo Switch + LED Mini Projector: A Match Made In Gaming Heaven?

    Big-screen gaming on the move

    The hybrid nature of the Switch means that it straddles the divide between portable and domestic gameplay; it's a unit that is small and light enough to be carried in your bag for gaming on the go, but it also connects to your TV like a traditional system, offering big-screen delights as well. The super-portable nature...

    • Features
    • Hardware Review
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Here's What Those Lovely New amiibo Do In Metroid: Samus Returns

    Tap for a Metroid marker

    The official Japanse website for Metroid: Samus Returns has just popped up and what a beauty it is. Of course, not being Japanese ourselves, we have a hard time knowing what is being said here. Thankfully Japanese Nintendo are at hand with a translation which explains what the Metroid amiibo do within the game: Samus Aran...

    • 3DS
    • Metroid
    • amiibo
  • News Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Set for 12th September, Demo Live in Europe

    Finally!

    Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is bringing one of the finest platformers of the Wii U generation to the Nintendo Switch, but its release date has been a mystery. Now, after browsing the UK eShop 'upcoming games' section, we can see that it's set for 12th September in Europe; hopefully the North American date will be the same. On top of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rayman Legends
    • Ubisoft
  • News Overcooked Is Browning Nicely In The Oven For Switch Release This Week

    Pricing also revealed

    The BAFTA-winning Overcooked will launch on the Switch this week, it has been confirmed. Overcooked: Special Edition includes the original game plus The Lost Morsel and Festive Seasoning additional content, as well as special support for the Switch's HD Rumble functionality. 2 to 4 player co-op is available...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Overcooked
  • Feature Re-acquainting Ourselves With an Old Ally in Metroid: Samus Returns

    "It's time"

    When it came to time for questions during our hands-on demo with Metroid: Samus Returns for the Nintendo 3DS, the very first thing we asked was, “Why now?” That's because, one deviation aside, Samus Aran has been out of the public spotlight for seven years -  it's been a whole decade if you trace her absence back to the beloved...

    • Feature
    • Metroid
    • 3DS
  • News Scammers Are Taking Advantage Of Switch Mania In Japan By Ripping Off Desperate Fans

    Tut tut

    The Switch is very hard to find in its native Japan at present, with stock vanishing from shelves as fast as Nintendo can produce it.  The incredible demand for the console in the Land of the Rising Sun has predictably led to people scamming desperate gamers on social media. Several news outlets in the Far East are reporting that these...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Drama
  • News European My Nintendo Rewards Bring 3DS And Wii U Games You Can Buy With Your Gold Points

    Zen Pinball, Runner2, Art of Balance and more

    Fresh rewards have just arrived on the European My Nintendo site, and if you're still rocking your 3DS and Wii U you are in luck.  Here's what you can spend those precious gold points on: Zen Pinball 3D (3DS eShop) – 50 Gold Points BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Wii...

    • My Nintendo
    • Wii U
    • 3DS
    • Europe
  • Gallery Nintendo at San Diego Comic-Con - The Booth and Some Standout Cosplay

    From Breath of the Wild, to ARMS and more besides

    San Diego Comic-Con is wrapping up as we publish this, a weekend jam-packed with hype and reveals across movies, TV, comic books and of course video games. Nintendo had a booth inside the main expo to showcase Super Mario Odyssey, and also welcomed gamers (with or without expo tickets) at a separate...

    • San Diego Comic-Con
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Nintendo
    • Gallery
  • News Splatoon 2 Misses Top Spot in UK Charts But Out-Performs Predecessor

    Third highest Switch launch to date

    Last week brought us Splatoon 2 on the Nintendo Switch, and it's delivered a solid launch in the UK charts. It had to settle for second place behind Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, but nevertheless the shooter's arrival outperformed the equivalent figures for the Wii U original. Its debut also made it the...

    • UK
    • Charts
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News Zen Studios Praises Switch and Confirms Work on More Games for the System

    Also outlines key features of Infinite Minigolf

    Zen Studios showed solid support for the Wii U eShop with games like Zen Pinball 2, and will be opening its account on the Nintendo Switch this week with Infinite Minigolf. Due out on 25th July, some have been worried by its change to 'TBD' in the European eShop; the developer has stated in a Reddit...

    • Switch eShop
    • Zen Studios
  • News DeNA Has Committed 10 Percent Of Its Staff To The Nintendo Alliance

    That's around 100 people

    It came as a massive surprise back in 2015 when Nintendo announced that they would be licensing their IP to mobile publisher DeNA to help gain a foothold in the very lucrative smartphone game arena.  Since then we've seen the quirky social network Miitomo, Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroe

    • Nintendo Mobile
    • DeNA
    • Japan
  • Video A Look At Project Goliath, An Ambitious Wii Platformer With A Tragic History

    Unseen64 unearths another canned project

    Junction Point is an interesting studio; headed by industry legend Warren Spector, the company produced the excellent Epic Mickey during the height of the Wii, which gained praise and commercial success. Sadly, it stumbled with the sequel and the studio was promptly shuttered by Disney. Had Junction Point...

    • Video
    • Wii
    • Disney
    • Junction Point
  • News Sonic Mania's Special Stages Take Inspiration From Sonic CD

    Studying the classics

    The special bonus stages in Sonic games have gone down in legend; if you're old enough to remember the impact of Sonic 2's "run into the screen" stage and Sonic 3's rotating sphere, you'll attest to this. It has now been revealed that the special stages in Sonic Mania will ape the look of those seen in the Sega CD release...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic Mania
    • Sega
    • Switch eShop
  • News Parascientific Escape Series Comes to an End This Week in North America

    Bringing the cast and gameplay of the first 2 games together

    There have been two Parascientific Escape titles on the 3DS eShop to date, offering some interesting story-based puzzle gaming. Now the final part in the series, Parascientific Escape - Crossing at the Farthest Horizon is confirmed for release this week in North America (27th July) at a...

    • 3DS eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News A New Tamagotchi Game Is Heading To The 3DS In Japan

    Tamagotchi Life

    Do you remember those little cute Tamagotchi keychain digital pets? Who could forget the joys of cleaning up their poop and forgetting to feed them? Well, it's their 20th anniversary this year and Bandai Namco is bringing them back on the 3DS in Japan, as revealed by the teaser website. This new Tamagotchi game launches on 16th...

    • 3DS
    • Tamagotchi
    • Japan
  • Gallery King Of Games Celebrates 15 Years Of Awesome Video Game Clothing

    15 years of looking the part

    Premium Japanese gaming clothing brand King of Games is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary with a gallery of products and Nintendo-related kitsch at Nakano's Meteor Gallery. In case you didn't know, Nakano is a part of downtown Tokyo which is gaining a reputation as the "new Akihabara", making it the ideal...

    • Gallery
    • Features
    • Japan
    • King of Games
    • Clothing

Sunday23rd Jul 2017

  • Talking Point Splatoon 2's Salmon Run Shows Off the Switch's Local Multiplayer Strengths

    Flawless fun

    When Nintendo confirmed that the co-op Salmon Run mode in Splatoon 2 would take place in specific limited time windows, there were some understandable groans. Nevertheless since the game's launch it's not been much of an issue, as the mode has been available pretty much whenever we want to play it. The function of the time windows is...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Splatoon
    • Splatoon 2
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News You Can Unlock Shin Akuma In Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

    We Shin You Not

    We were wondering what the tiny new update for Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers did, but it looks like Capcom didn't want us to be in the dark for long. Revealed at this year's currently ongoing edition of SDCC, here is the lovely (now not so) secret code that will allow you to control Shin Akuma: - Select Ryu, stay...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ultra Street Fighter II
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    Review Levels+: Addictive Puzzle Game

    On the Level

    In videogames there is a very fine line between taking inspiration from what has come before and outright stealing an idea and disguising it as your own. The latter hinges on watching somebody catch lightning in a bottle and hoping you can snag a piece for yourself; the former is constructively looking at somebody else’s design and...

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    • Addictive Puzzle Game
  • News Pokémon GO Fest Endures Problematic Weekend But Legendaries Arrive Globally

    Server and connection problems dull impact of Chicago event

    Pokémon GO is in the middle of a significant PR push at present, rather like a second launch for the app that went viral around a year ago. Niantic's plans for an excitable live showcase in Chicago somewhat unravelled, however, though players around the world are nevertheless getting their...

    • Pokemon GO
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO Fest

Saturday22nd Jul 2017

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

    The US pre-orders have finally started!

    Updates: GameStop Super NES Mini register interest page now live.

    • SNES Mini
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Guides
    • Retro
    • SNES
  • News The Inkbrush Will Kick Off Splatoon 2's Free Additions on Launch Weekend

    Inked in

    Splatoon 2 is out and plenty are up-and-running in the various online modes. Nintendo, for its part, has promised a full year of additions in free updates, which should include gear, weapons and occasionally stages and other meatier content. The launch weekend will be in on the action, it's been confirmed, with the familiar Inkbrush due to...

    • Splatoon 2
    • Splatoon
    • Nintendo Switch

Friday21st Jul 2017

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    Review Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star

    The Emperor’s New Clothes

    If you’re unfamiliar with the Fate/ franchise, you’ll certainly be forgiven; this long-running series from doujin developers Type-Moon started with a 2004 erotic visual novel (Fate/stay night), and has flown largely under the mainstream radar since, while steadily expanding into a massive media collection of RPGs,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Fate Extella
  • Editorial Nintendo, Somehow, Has Gone Backwards With Voice Chat on the Switch

    It's actually worse than on Wii U and 3DS

    When Nintendo confirmed that it'd be running lobbies and voice chat through a dedicated smartphone app there were plenty of critical remarks online. As a site we followed the line of a wait and see approach, but as crazy Hori workarounds and limited details emerged there was the whiff of a messy launch, and...

    • Features
    • Editorial
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • Guide Where To Find All Of Splatoon 2's Sunken Sea Scrolls

    Recommended reading

    As with its prequel, Splatoon 2 contains a series of collectible scrolls - dubbed Sunken Sea Scrolls - to find that help expand on Hero Mode's narrative. There's quite a few hiding in Splatoon 2's depths, and we've tracked all of them down. Read on to find out where and how to get your tentacles on these elusive documents...

    • Guides
    • Splatoon 2
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Feature Just How Hard Is It To Buy A Nintendo Switch In Japan?

    We hit the streets of Tokyo on Splatoon 2 launch day to find out

    Today is Friday, July 21st. It's horrendously hot and humid in Japan. It's the height of summer and the start of the school holidays in many parts of Tokyo. It's also the day that Splatoon 2 is out. As if the shortage of Nintendo Switch consoles wasn't bad enough, Nintendo's newest...

    • Feature
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    • Japan
    • Splatoon 2
    • Features
  • News Tetsuya Nomura Clarifies Comments About Kingdom Hearts III for Switch

    If it ever happens, it won't be for quite some time

    It’s quite an understatement to say that fans have been waiting for Kingdom Hearts III for a long time now, and it seems that there’s still a long way to go yet until the game is finally in everybody’s hands. Though it is currently slated for a release on PS4 and Xbox One, many Nintendo fans...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kingdom Hearts
  • News Splatoon 2's Next Splatfest Tackles A Challenging Choice Of Condiments

    Mayo or Ketchup?

    Nintendo has announced that the next Splatoon 2 Splatfest (for both Europe and North America, and not just Europe as was previously reported) will decide once and for all which is best: Mayo or Ketchup. The Splatfest will take place during the first week of August. Which one will you be picking? We're going to take a wild...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Splatfest
  • News UNIOM Wireless Adapter Aims to Make Nintendo Switch Voice Chat Easier

    A problem that shouldn't really exist

    The Nintendo Switch Online app has positives, like Splatnet 2, but it's fair to say that the voice chat component has drawn a mixed-to-negative response. It does actually work, but it's a far from optimal scenario and has a number of quirks and drawbacks. It's arguably an indictment of the functionality that...

    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News New 2DS XL Tops Japanese Hardware Chart As Switch Sales Plunge Amid Stock Shortages

    Hey! Pikmin sells almost 80,000 units, too

    The New Nintendo 2DS XL was Japan's biggest selling piece of hardware for the last week in Japan, according to Famitsu. The newest member of the 3DS family shifted 36,860 units in its first week on sale, and was accompanied by new releases Hey! Pikmin (79,517) and Ever Oasis (15,907). Elsewhere,...

    • New Nintendo 2DS XL
    • Japan
    • 3DS
  • Ninterview Joseph "Stampy Cat" Garrett On Minecraft's Future And Why Switch Is His Favourite Nintendo Console

    "I feel like Zelda: BOTW might become my favourite game of all time"

    It might be a struggle to explain to your grandparents exactly how big a deal YouTube is these days, but a few facts and figures usually help. Joseph "Stampy Cat" Garrett - one of the world's most popular Minecraft YouTubers - has over 8 million subscribers (not to mention...

    • Ninterview
    • Features
    • Minecraft
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Interviews
  • News Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 is Celebrated With a Limited Edition Art Print

    Art Man

    UK company FunStockRetro has announced a limited edition print run depicting the cast from Mega Man Legacy Collection 2; it's a title that's sadly skipping Nintendo hardware. The impressive art print has been designed by Iron Gut Publishing and is officially licensed by Capcom.  The paper is 300gsm textured (intended for a premium...

    • Mega Man
    • Capcom
  • News Factor 5 Almost Ported Super Castlevania IV To The Sega Mega Drive

    "We did a 1:1 port of Indiana Jones to the Genesis"

    Factor 5 is a studio with a long and proud history of technological achievement; it was founded in the super-competitive "demo scene" era of the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST, and went as far as to create its own development hardware for the SNES and Mega Drive / Genesis in order to gain traction in...

    • Retro
    • Factor 5
    • Castlevania
    • Mega Drive
  • News Yabuki-san Says the Mario Kart Blue Shell is Like Life - Necessary but Not Always Fair

    "It feels like something's missing" in tests without it

    If you sit ten Nintendo fans down in a room and ask them to debate the merits of the blue / spiny shell, then you should grab a comfy chair, some popcorn, and enjoy the ride. Some argue it's an excellent item and a great leveller, others suggests it's an abomination, and plenty sit somewhere in...

    • Mario Kart
    • Blue Shell
  • News The Art of Shantae Launches Sometime in 2018

    Ret-2-go!

    Shantae is a series that owes a lot of its success to the Nintendo audience; it’s always felt like something of a second party game to a certain degree. And with the latest success of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on the Wii U and Switch, that series has no doubt been gradually accruing a much larger fanbase. As something of a gift to...

    • Shantae
    • Art
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Visual Novel Song Of Memories Getting Switch Port In Japan With English Subtitles

    Warning: mild cheesecake contained within

    Pure Wish has confirmed that its visual novel title Song of Memories is getting a Switch port this year. Interestingly, even though no news of a western localisation has been confirmed, it has been revealed that the Switch port will contain Japanese, English, and French language support -...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Song of Memories
  • News Sine Mora EX On Switch Releasing After Other Versions

    Pegged for launch "later this summer"

    THQ Nordic has confirmed that Switch owners will have to wait a little longer than their PC, Xbox One and PS4-owning counterparts to get their hands on Sine Mora EX. The remastered shooter arrives on those platforms on August 8th, but the Switch edition still has no solid release date - the publisher is simply...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sine Mora EX
  • Feature RIVE Adds Copilot Mode as Two Tribes Tell Us About Upcoming Nintendo Switch Version

    "We've always held the Nintendo aesthetic in high regard"

    RIVE has proven to be an interesting project - it's a truly challenging and smart twin-stick shooter that is a swansong for Two Tribes. The studio brought us some excellent titles over a number of years, but decided that it would make one final game before moving on to new things...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • RIVE
    • Two Tribes
  • News Super Sidekicks Shoots And Scores On The Switch eShop Next Week

    "Eat my goal! The goalie's got football pie all over his shirt"

    Hamster has confirmed that its next Neo Geo title on Switch will be Super Sidekicks. The 1992 classic started a series of soccer titles on the format and is famous for its quick and compelling gameplay, punctuated with high-quality 2D artwork which pops up at key moments during each...

    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Gallery Splatoon 2 Squid "Air Mascots" Released in Japan

    Blowing hot air

    Coinciding with the worldwide release of Splatoon 2, Bandai has released a set of inkling inflatables known as "Air Mascots" through toy capsules. The collectible squids come in six variations being blue, green, olive, pink, purple and yellow. There is also the opportunity to find Judd the cat as a special bonus.  The capsules...

    • Splatoon
    • Splatoon 2
    • Japan

Thursday20th Jul 2017

  • News The First Nintendo Switch Cartridge ROM Dumps Are Emerging, But It's Early Days

    Currently unusable, but the hacking community seems hard at work

    As soon as the Switch arrived in stores we saw the inevitable start of homebrew and hacking efforts as coding enthusiasts see what can be done with the hardware. It often takes a while for discernible progress to be made, but there have been some early landmarks for that community,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hacking
    • ROMs
  • News Analysts Expect Nintendo Switch Hybrid to End 'Two-Punch Strategy'

    Mobile and more to fill the gap

    Over the past couple of months Nintendo's share value has steadily climbed, hitting its highest point in a number of years. This has been largely credited to the successful launch - and ongoing demand - around the Nintendo Switch, while other factors include the company's mobile plans and commercial deals (such as the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • Nintendo Download 20th July (North America)

    Splatoon 2! Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star! Boost Beast! More!

    It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week brings some interesting options on the Switch, in particular, with two diverse retail options and some download-only offerings. Let's get to it, shall we? Nintendo Switch Retail Download:...

    • Nintendo Download
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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • News Trademark Application Has Fans Dreaming of the Nintendo 64 Classic Mini

    Or perhaps it's just a coincidence?

    Nintendo has recently filed a trademark application for the Nintendo 64 controller in Europe, which given the timing might well indicate that a Nintendo 64 Classic Mini could be in the works for next year.  Such trademark applications have also been filed for the NES controller and the SNES controller,...

    • Retro
    • N64
    • Trademark
    • N64 Mini
  • Nintendo Download 20th July (Europe)

    Splatoon 2! Cave Story+! Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star! Boost Beast! More!

    The European Nintendo Download is now live, and this week brings quite a few varied options. We have three retail choices on the Switch, along with two download-only options; there are budget options on the New 3DS and Wii U too. Along with the usual discounts there are...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Wii U eShop
  • Feature Splatoon 2 and the Spirit of Miiverse - In Pictures

    Ponies, memes and slightly odd complaints

    Splatoon 2 is about to hit stores, but it's arrived on the eShop in Japan and some have received their pre-orders early all around the globe. While trying to figure out the Nintendo Switch Online app and generally messing about, your humble scribe clocked the first in-game Miiverse-style posts, following on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Splatoon 2
    • Miiverse
    • Weirdness
  • Video Get the Best of Both Worlds with this Transforming Joy-Con Grip Mod

    When two become one

    A while ago we posted a video on how to make a super-portable Joy-Con grip from a cheap Chinese product that costs only a few of your hard-earned dollars. However we weren't content with just that so we decided to take it all a step further. Inspired by various ideas from all over the internet we've cracked open the very same...

    • Hardware
    • Joy-Con
    • Switch
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Switch Parental Controls App Gets a Neat Update

    The best convoluted way to track your playtime

    We're still not sure why there's no equivalent to the Activity Log on the Nintendo Switch, but as quite a few realised early on you can use the Parental Controls App on a smart device to do the same thing. While it's also useful for parents to manage and moderate the gaming of their little 'uns, some of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Parental Controls
  • Gallery We Take a Look at the SNES Mini (With Waluigi)

    Only slightly bigger than our correspondent's sunglasses

    This coming weekend brings us San Diego Comic-Con, with Nintendo gearing up to showcase a variety of games. Our man Alan Lopez went along to a pre-conference event and took the chance to take a good look at Nintendo's goodies, including the upcoming Super NES Classic Edition (NA)...

    • SNES Mini
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Retro
  • News Retro City Rampage DX is Coming to the Switch eShop Soon

    A warm-up for Shakedown Hawaii

    While we're keen to play Shakedown Hawaii, the next game from Vblank Entertainment, the studio has confirmed that Nintendo Switch owners will be able to pass the time with its spiritual predecessor. Retro City Rampage DX is heading to the Switch eShop, and is aiming for release within the next few weeks...

    • Switch eShop
  • Video Get a Good Look at Infinite, the New Villain in Sonic Forces

    Speed off the charts

    SEGA continues to amp up the anticipation for Sonic Forces, introducing new stages, characters and music tracks on a weekly basis. This time around the focus is on Infinite, a new deadly foe for Sonic to face. He has a suitable 'bad-guy' voice, with the cutscene below showing an early encounter in the game. SEGA has also...

    • Sonic Forces
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News 'Elite Angel' Ekoro to be Added as DLC to Mighty Gunvolt Burst

    Free for two weeks

    Inti Creates has adopted a model to reward early adopters with free content, something we've seen with Blaster Master Zero. Now Switch and 3DS eShop title Mighty Gunvolt Burst will add content that, for a period, won't cost a cent. An update to version 1.1 will introduce DLC with Ekoro as a playable character;...

    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • DLC
  • News Rogue Trooper Redux Price and Release Window Revealed

    Remastered for a whole new generation

    Developers Rebellion have revealed more information on third-person shooter Rogue Trooper Redux, including when the game is expected for release. Based off a comic-book series by the same name and originally released back in 2006, RTR is now being remastered for a whole new generation.   The game...

    • Switch eShop
    • Rogue Trooper Redux
  • News Tiny Barbarian DX To Feature Lovely Box-Art By Beloved Famitsu Artist

    We love some nice box art!

    Nicalis is on a bit of roll at the moment, with several games headed to the Switch in retail packaging; one of these is Tiny Barbarian DX, which is now scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2017 with an MSRP of $29.99. A European release could happen further down the line via Headup Games, as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nicalis
    • Artwork
  • News Intriguing Musical Action-Adventure Title, Figment, is Heading to Nintendo Switch

    A musical that adapts to gameplay

    The Switch eShop can add another intriguing release to its 2017 line-up, with confirmation that Figment is coming to the store. Developed by Bedtime Digital Games, its twist is that it's an action-adventure title (with a mix of puzzle-solving and combat) that is also a musical. Below you can see the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Figment
  • News 20th Century Fox’s Mega Man Movie Creeps Closer to Production

    Directors are in final talks

    With perhaps a few exceptions that have been so-so, movies based on video game properties have almost consistently been terrible adaptations. Perhaps this is due to how an interactive medium doesn’t translate to smoothly to one which is strictly visual, but even more plot-driven franchises like Assassin’s Creed have...

    • Movies
    • Mega Man
  • News Pokémon GO's Legendary Pokémon Are Arriving Very Soon

    It's going to be Legen...wait for it

    It's what plenty of fans have been waiting for. Niantic and The Pokémon Company have revealed that after much speculation legendary Pokémon will be arriving in Pokémon GO this weekend.  The trailer below shows off the recently-implemented Gym features, included Gym badges and Raids, before...

    • Pokémon GO
    • Niantic
    • Mobile
  • News Kid Tripp Will Dash Onto the 3DS eShop Next Week

    With a hop, skip and fireball dodge

    Kid Tripp is a game we've been highlighting over the past couple of months, a colourful retro-styled auto-runner that is heading to the 3DS and Switch. Developer Four Horses has now confirmed that the 3DS version is all set for release on 27th July in North America, Europe and Australia priced...

    • 3DS eShop
    • Kid Tripp