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TodayTue, 16th Jan 2018

  • News Super Chariot Arrives On The Switch Later This Year

    Drop dead awesome

    One of the better co-op games to grace the Wii U was that of Chariot, a bizarre platformer that saw you playing as a princess and her fiancé as they lug her father’s corpse through a cave system. The colorful graphics and enjoyable gameplay were definitely highlights, and naturally the co-op focus of the game seemed to make it a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Chariot
  • Rumour Another 2D Metroid Has Begun Development

    Yes, please

    E3 2017 was amazing for many reasons, one of which is that this was finally the year that Metroid made a comeback. After the bombshell announcement that Metroid Prime 4 is on its way to the Switch, it was also announced that Metroid: Samus Returns would be coming out in the fall. If recent rumblings are to be believed, then, it would...

    • Rumours
    • Metroid

YesterdayMon, 15th Jan 2018

  • News Sorry Netflix Fans, You Won't Be Watching Stranger Things On Your Switch Anytime Soon

    Update: Netflix have changed their mind (kinda)

    Update: Netflix have now deleted the original tweet which offers a glimmer of hope for folks who wish to watch Adam Sandler movies on their Switch. Here's the latest tweet: Our new talented editor Dom Reseigh-Lincoln recently penned a feature about the killer apps which we'd love to see on the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Netflix
  • Random There's A Super-Secret Bar In Japan Nintendo's Employees Don't Want You To Find

    Bar '84' has become the 'Mecca of Nintendo fans'

    There are plenty of Nintendo-related shops and locations that both local and foreign fans always make a beeline for when in Japan, but there's one that's become so legendary it's gained the title of the 'Mecca of Nintendo Fans'. Why? Because it's members-only establishment whose location has remained...

    • Japan
    • Random
  • News South Park: Fractured But Whole Coming to Switch on 13th March, says Aussie retail listing

    Killing Kenny goes portable

    It's all the rage these days to have a rumour circulating that your game might be coming to Switch, and today it's the turn of the NSFW turn-based RPG South Park: The Fractured But Whole. The superhero-themed sequel was a underrated gem in 2017, and a new listing suggests it could be headed for Nintendo's newest hardware...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Splatoon 2 Has Become The First Home Console Game This Decade To Sell 2 Million Copies In Japan

    Switch is squids in

    Nintendo Switch has been claiming many a sales record as a console - racking up impressive performances everywhere from Italy and France to an astounding 4.8 million units shifted in the US alone - but what about its individual games? Well, according to some Japanese chart data release last week,

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Switch's Second Year Will Be "Crucial" Says Nintendo President

    Kimishima describes Switch as, “a game console with long lifespan”

    Nintendo Switch's inaugural year hasn't even drawn to a close yet, and Nintendo, rather wisely, is already looking to the console's sophomore year. And, according to a recent interview with Nintendo president and all-round head honcho Tatsumi Kimishima, "in order to be playable...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Sales
  • News Build Your Own Game, Flash It To A Cartridge And Play It On Your NES With NESMaker

    No assembly required

    Coding remains the biggest barrier between day time dreaming video game producers and the real deal. So when products such as Super Mario Maker bridge over that barrier and let the common gamer creativity take over it usually results in something quite special. Currently already fully funded in a mere 48 hours

    • Kickstarter
    • NES
    • NESmaker
    • Game Development
    • Retro
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    Switch eShop

    Review World To The West

    Two worlds, actually

    World To The West is the most recent offering from Rain Games, the studio behind the wonderful indie hit Teslagrad. While being a follow-up to its previous game in some ways (one of the characters can control electricity and magnetism just like in Teslagrad’s gameplay, for example), this new experience has actually taken...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • World to the West
  • News Unreal Engine Powered F-Zero X Concept Astonishes, Goes Fast

    "YOU GOT UNREAL ENGINE POWA!"

    CryZENx is back with another impressive Unreal Engine concept remake of yet another well loved Nintendo 64 franchise. Feast your eyes on the following footage of the Captain's old faithful Blue Falcon speeding at over 1,000 miles per hour around Mute City. Would you like to have a new F-Zero on the Nintendo Switch?...

    • Unreal Engine
    • F-Zero X
    • Concept
    • Retro
  • News SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Will Not Censor Risqué Costumes For Western Switch Release

    "Nothing will be removed or replaced in the Western release"

    We're no stranger to certain risqué Japanese games being censored for the Western market. Sure, this makes them more family friendly, but as we found out with the 2016 release of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, fans will go to great lengths to work around this so they can enjoy the full...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Censorship
  • 9

    Switch eShop

    Review Nightmare Boy

    Boy, it's a nightmare

    Despite the console only being less than year old, we Switch owners aren't exactly short of top notch Metroidvania games to call upon. Axiom Verge and and Steamworld Dig 2 spring instantly to mind - probably using hard-won jump-boots. All of which means that when an interesting-but-flawed take on the genre such...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Nightmare Boy
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    Switch eShop

    Review Romancing SaGa 2

    Heir to the empire

    To this day, there is still a number of prestigious Japanese role-playing games western audiences have not had the opportunity to play. Up until recently, Romancing SaGa 2 was one of these titles. First released in Japan in 1993 on Super Famicom, the second instalment actually counts as the fifth entry in Akitoshi Kawazu’s SaGa...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Romancing SaGa 2
  • Guide How To Get All The New Armour And Gear In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Champions' Ballad DLC

    Armour up

    The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's latest and final DLC the Champions' Ballad (here's how to beat it) didn't only contain a new dungeon, side quests, and the Master Cycle Zero. It also contains a bunch of exciting new armour and gear. We want to help you get all of it. So without further ado, here's a list of each new piece of...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Wii U
  • News Sumo Digital Teases More Reptile Antics As Snake Pass Emerges From Hibernation

    Slytherin for a treat

    Snake Pass, with its cute '90s platformer looks and devilishly tricky physics, was one of the most surprising and rewarding games of 2017 on Nintendo Switch, but now it looks like the little critter might have more slithering to do in 2018. A recent tweet from the official Snake Pass account broke out the ol' parseltongue with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Mercenaries Saga Chronicles Brings A Trilogy Of Tactical RPGs To Your Switch In February

    Will Of The White Lions will be a console first

    Two entries in the Mercenaries Saga have already appeared on 3DS - 2015's Mercenaries Saga 2: Order Of The Silver Eagle and 2016's Mercenaries Saga 3: Gray Wolves Of War - and now we'll finally be getting the first as all three arrive in the newly minted Mercenaries Saga Chronicles. Due next...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Dark Horror Platformer Dream Alone Will Spook Its Way Onto Switch Soon

    Spooky stuff

    It has been revealed that Dream Alone, the upcoming horror platformer from Fat Dog Games, will be making its way to Nintendo Switch. Dream Alone features classic platform gameplay, unique abilities, deadly traps, horror elements, and a dark and mysterious storyline. After a sickness strikes a quiet village, people start falling...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Zombie Horror Returns To Japanese Arcades With House Of The Dead: Scarlet Dawn

    Although a console port does seem unlikely at this stage

    We all know our friends in Japan get all the fun games - especially when it comes to its thriving arcade industry - so we're more than a little jealous to learn SEGA will be releasing a brand new House Of The Dead game - subtitled Scarlet Dawn - in 2018. Noticed by twitter user...

    • Japan
    • Arcade
  • News Indie Sports Curio Disc Jam To Fling Itself Onto Nintendo Switch on 8th February

    We're jammin'

    While it seemed likely that indie sports sim Disc Jam would eventually make its way onto Nintendo Switch, we've long been waiting on confirmation of a firm date. Well, thanks to an eShop listing we now know its due to hit North American Switches on 8th February 2018. If you're not familiar with the game (it's been out on PS4 and PC...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Art Of Fighting 2

    Like before, but a bit better

    After bringing the first Art Of Fighting game to Switch, HAMSTER made the typically HAMSTER move of skipping ahead to Art Of Fighting 3: The Path Of The Warrior. That instalment offered a different, but more accomplished fighting experience and now the gap between those two is plugged with Art Of Fighting 2 which...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Art Of Fighting
    • Neo Geo
  • News Get Ready to Blast Aliens in Spacejacked, Coming To Switch This Year

    "Build, shoot, survive"

    Ratalaika Games are no strangers to porting games to the Switch - League of Evil, The Count Lucanor, and I and Me are just a handful of their past porting projects - and now another one is on the way: Rotten Mage's tower defence game, Spacejacked. In Spacejacked, your job is defend your spaceship a

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Quirky Physics Platformer Epic Loon is Invading The Switch This Year

    Featuring parodies of classic '90s films

    A new (and rather crazy) gameplay trailer for Ukuza's upcoming platformer Epic Loon has revealed that the game is heading to Nintendo Switch. Focusing around a visual style similar to that of VHS tapes from the nineties, this game sees you take control of an alien who has invaded someone's VCR. You'll need...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide How To Beat The Divine Trial Dungeon In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Champions' Ballad DLC

    On your bike

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's final DLC, the Champions' Ballad, is out now, and it offers a challenging dungeon known as the Divine Trial. But it's challenging to even get that far. First you have to defeat five separate trials – four of which relate to the fallen champions. Do so though, and you unlock the crown...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Wii U
  • Guide How To Beat The Champions' Ballad DLC In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

    A complete walkthrough

    The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild was brought to a touching conclusion in the latest, and final, DLC The Champions' Ballad. Not only did this tie up all of the loose ends in the plot, but it also provided a challenging new dungeon, oodles of side quests and stuff to unlock, and your very own divine beast, the Master...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Wii U

Sunday14th Jan 2018

  • News Alas, The World's Best Smash Bros. For Wii U Player Is Retiring

    From ZeRo to zero

    If you're a fan of the Super Smash Bros. series (or at least it's Wii U instalment), there's a great chance you would've come across Gonzalo 'ZeRo' Barrios – a highly talented player in the Smash Bros. competitive scene and the world's best when the franchise's Wii U outing is concerned. Barrios has won dozens of...

    • Super Smash Bros.
    • Smash Bros.
    • Wii U
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Yoshi For Nintendo Switch Could Be Heading To Switch In Time For The Summer

    Amazon Italy has a 'June' release date...

    The Nintendo Direct Mini that dropped out of the blue on Thursday - following nuclear level hype and the subsequent fallout that always comes with it - had plenty of exciting new titles announced, but now we're inevitably turning our attentions to

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Yoshi
  • 28

    Switch eShop

    Review Unepic

    +3 advantage to loot drops, major disadvantage to cheesy comedy

    Once relegated to the dustiest of basements and the back corners of hobby stores worldwide, Dungeons & Dragons has been enjoying something of a resurgence lately; even the cool kids want to join in on some sword swinging and spell slinging. Whether we've all just become more...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Unepic
  • News Cheeky Facebook Tease Suggests Freedom Planet Might Be Heading For Switch

    "Are we doing it right?"

    The Switch hype train continues to fill up with passengers with the tantalising news that 2D, classic Sonic-era-style platformer Freedom Planet might be somersaulting its way onto Nintendo's newest hardware. Well, either that or developer GalaxyTrail likes a good weekend trolling on Facebook... It's certainly not beyond the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide How To Beat Urbosa's Song In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Champions' Ballad DLC

    Desert Song

    The Champions' Ballad is the final DLC for The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, and it launched last month. Not only do you get a new dungeon, a bunch of sidequests, and lots of new stuff to equip, Link also gets to ride around Hyrule in style on the back of the Master Cycle Zero. But to unlock it, you first have to unlock the main...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Wii U
  • Guide How To Beat Mipha's Song In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Champions' Ballad DLC

    Sidon Song

    The final The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild DLC, The Champions' Ballad, is out right now, and rewards those who complete it with the Master Cycle Zero, a nippy motorcycle that Link can ride around Hyrule. To help you unlock that faster, we're running this guide series to walk you through each step of the DLC. Read on to learn how...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Wii U
  • Guide How To Beat Revali's Song In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Champions' Ballad DLC

    Revali Of The Dead

    The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's final DLC, Champions' Ballad, went live back in December, and boy was it a good 'un. Not only did we get a bunch more shrines, a new dungeon, and some flashy new clothes to wear, we also got a new vehicle – the Master Cycle Zero. This lets Link ride around Hyrule in a similar...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Wii U
  • Guide How To Beat Daruk's Song In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Champions' Ballad DLC

    What Daruk?!

    Nintendo lived up to its word and released the latest and final DLC for The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild in December, called The Champions' Ballad. It provides a new dungeon, new gear, and, most importantly, the Master Cycle Zero. This lets Link roam Hyrule in style, on the back of a nippy motorcycle.  To get it you have to...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Wii U

Saturday13th Jan 2018

  • News Super Meat Boy's Day One Switch Sales Almost As High As Its Xbox 360 Debut

    Food for thought

    The good news continues to flow for Nintendo Switch as Super Meat Boy developer Team Meat confirms the game's day one days almost topped those racked up during its Xbox 360 debut... in 2010, no less! Yes, we know SMB is almost seven years old but that's not the point. Xbox 360 used to be the place to be for indies and up and coming...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
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    Switch eShop

    Review DragonFangZ - The Rose & Dungeon Of Time

    Going deeper underground

    DragonFangZ - The Rose & Dungeon Of Time from Japanese studio Toydea, is an intriguing and charming mix of genres, utilising both the resource management systems and turn-based combat from traditional JRPG's along with elements such as randomly generated levels and permadeath from roguelikes. You assume the role of...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • DragonFangZ

Friday12th Jan 2018

  • Video Nintendo's Track Record With Direct Broadcasts Points to Another One Happening Very Soon

    The numbers, Mason

    People who look for consistency and patterns in Nintendo's thinking often come up with absolutely nothing beyond a Mii in a hot dog costume, but Reddit user Natzore has discovered something of actual worth. Looking through the past schedules for Nintendo Direct presentations, it seems Nintendo has been quick in the past to follow...

    • Nintendo Direct
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Videos
  • News This Portable Console Has Over 350 Built-In Games So You'll Never Be Bored Again

    Retro-Bit's new Go Retro Portable arrives in September

    While it's had to place its Super Retro Boy project on hold following an unfortunate trademark renewal earlier this month, throwback gaming hardware firm Retro-Bit continues to delve into the virtual vaults with its latest creation - the equally handheld Go Retro Portable. While the Super Retro...

    • Retro
    • Retro-Bit
  • News Nintendo Kicks Off A Big Sale on the North American 3DS eShop

    What a doozy

    With today’s Nintendo Direct going a long way toward filling out the Switch’s lineup for 2018, it’s easy to forget about the 3DS, a console which is slowly but surely fading into the background. Still, the handheld has amassed quite an impressive library of titles over its long run, with a pedigree that will probably still take...

    • 3DS
    • Sales
  • Feature Killer Apps We Really Want To See On Nintendo Switch

    Appy days

    Less than a year into its life cycle and it's safe to say Nintendo's hybrid console is going from strength to strength. Its library of games is expanding and with a new online infrastructure set to arrive sometime in 2018, the handheld/tabletop wonder is set to mega evolve yet again. There is, however, one glaring omission in Nintendo's...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Reiterates That It's Not Interested In Virtual Reality Or 4K Support

    "Is it a good idea to invest in a technology before consumers do?"

    In an lengthy interview with the French publication Les Numériques, Nintendo France MD Philippe Lavoué has stated that the company remains ambivalent towards Virtual Reality and 4K resolution support. Both of these technologies are being exploited by Nintendo's rivals; Sony...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • France
    • Philippe Lavoue
    • VR
    • 4K
  • Soapbox Dark Souls’ Ruthless Recipe Perfectly Suits Switch’s Evolving Audience

    Preparing to die on Switch will be a watershed moment

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on a wide range of topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this edition, editor Dom explores the viscous and empowering minutia of the Dark Souls phenomenon and how it's a match made in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Dark Souls
  • Rumour SEGA And Retro-Bit Might Actually Be Working On A Secret Retro Console

    Dreamcast Mini anyone?

    It wasn't so long ago that we reported on the exciting collaboration between SEGA and retro hardware maker Retro-Bit. Sadly, that partnership only extends to accessories for classic SEGA machines, but now the rumour mill has fired up yet again with murmurings that the two really are working on a secret project and said secret...

    • Retro
    • Retro-Bit
    • sega
  • News GoldenEye 007 With Mario Characters Is The Crossover We Never Knew We Wanted

    It's-a-me, a-Bond!

    Official development for Nintendo 64 may have ended over 15 years ago, but that hasn't stopped the impassioned modding community from keeping its library of memorable 64-bit hits alive with new updates and improvements. Rare's influential shooter, GoldenEye 007, remains a huge fan favourite, so of course one talented user has...

    • Retro
    • Rare
    • N64
    • Mario
  • News Nintendo's French Boss Says We Should Expect More Switch Announcements From EA

    Console will be a key platform for FIFA during this World Cup year

    Nintendo France's Managing Director Philippe Lavoué has taken part in an extensive interview with Les Numériques regarding topics such as the console's performance in that region and the degree of third-party support for the machine. On the latter topic, Lavoué reveals...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • France
    • Philippe Lavoue
    • EA
  • News Nintendo Switch Is Seeing Record Sales In Both France And Italy

    Très bon

    Back in December we reported that Switch had reached 10 million global sales in its first nine months, while this is undoubtedly great news for Nintendo you might imagine that this impressive number was mostly down to North American sales where Nintendo traditionally does best. It seems that sales in Europe have been really impressive for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Europe
  • Video Get Ready To Crack The Case With Detective Pikachu In The Latest Trailer

    Talk tough and solve mysteries

    We have to say we're really looking forward to getting our hands on Detective Pikachu when it lands on the 3DS on 23rd March, 2018. In the game you will take on the role of young Tim Goodman and explore with his talkative partner Pikachu. Yes it is weird that Pikachu now talks - and who expected that accent,...

    • 3DS
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Videos
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    Switch eShop

    Review Draw A Stickman: EPIC 2

    Sure to draw a crowd

    Whether it’s a daydreaming doodle in a school textbook or a sneaky sketch during a work meeting, we’ve all probably spent a little too much time making up crudely-drawn stickmen over the years. It’s one of those instantly familiar forms of childhood storytelling, and it’s a conceit that helps bring the cute world of Draw...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Draw a Stickman
  • News Nintendo's Employees Once Went On Hunger Strike In Protest To Factory Closures

    Back in 1955, that is

    We'd all probably love to have a job at Nintendo these days, but back in the 1950s - when Ninty was a manufacturer of playing cards (specifically, a popular Japanese game called 'hanafuda') - things were a little different. Decades before its move towards video games, the firm was going through some internal struggles, which...

    • Japan
    • Retro
    • Nintendo
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    Switch eShop

    Review Nuclien

    Why was six afraid of seven?

    Combining the need for intense levels of concentration and particularly good hand-eye coordination, Nuclien is a game of fast reflexes and occasional multi-tasking. The game presents itself as being set in an empty void where you (as a DNA architect) are tasked with successfully sequencing the DNA that will become the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Nuclien

Thursday11th Jan 2018

  • News A "Do Not Forgive Nintendo" Hashtag Has Been Going Viral in Japan

    And things are getting weird

    Yesterday we reported that Nintendo is currently filing a lawsuit against Japanese mobile game company Colopl, stating that the developer has violated five tech patents in its mobile RPG, Shiro Neko Project. As it often does, and especially at the moment it seems, the world of Twitter soon got involved and things...

    • Nintendo
    • Twitter
  • Feature Here's What Was Announced During The January 2018 Nintendo Direct Mini

    Dark Souls! Donkey Kong Country! Mario Tennis!

    After weeks of rumours Nintendo pulled a fast one by dropping a "mini" Nintendo Direct on us today, packed with information about all the lovely new content coming to Switch in the first part of this year. If you're logging on late or simply want a quick guide to what has happened, you've come to the...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Direct Mini Is Happening Right Now

    It's happening!

    The Nintendo Direct Mini is happening right now. Yes, you read that correctly. Nintendo really dropped this one on us! Here are the games featured: DARK SOULS™: REMASTERED: The first title in the genre-defining action role-playing franchise is coming to Nintendo Switch. DARK SOULS: REMASTERED includes the Artorias of...

    • Nintendo Direct
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct Mini
  • Rumour Dark Souls Remastered Will Be Announced Today In A Nintendo Direct Mini

    Entire trilogy will come to Switch eventually, sources claim

    Still not hyped enough about this elusive Nintendo Direct? Well here's another rumour to keep you ticking over - Kotaku is reporting that Dark Souls Remastered will be announced today for Switch in a "mini" Direct broadcast. We've heard Dark Souls rumours in the past so this might be on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dark Souls
    • Rumour
  • News Nintendo Direct Hype Is Slowly Turning The Internet Insane

    He's on fire!

    Rumours of a January Nintendo Direct have been circulating for a while now, with hints suggesting that the 11th (that's today, in case you were confused) was the big day. Nintendo usually announces Directs around 24 hours beforehand, so many fans were waiting expectantly for some kind of confirmation yesterday - confirmation which...

    • Nintendo Direct
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rumour
    • Twitter
  • News Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze And Hyrule Warriors Are Coming To Switch

    Wii U titles get a new lease of life

    Nintendo has confirmed today that Wii U titles Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Hyrule Warriors are getting revived on Switch. The two titles were highlights of the previous console cycle but given the Wii U's small install base, many potential players will have missed them (granted, Hyrule Warriors was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Direct
  • News Mario Tennis Aces Brings A GBA-Style Story Mode To Switch

    Get ready to serve

    We love a good tennis game here at Nintendo Life and Mario Tennis Aces for Switch looks set to be a winner. Mario steps onto the court in classy tennis garb for intense rallies against a variety of characters in full-blown tennis battles. New wrinkles in tennis gameplay will challenge your ability to read an opponent’s position...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Mario
    • Tennis
  • News A Free Update Is Coming to Super Mario Odyssey Next Month

    And it's called Balloon World

    A free update is heading to Super Mario Odyssey for Nintendo Switch this February, which will become available after downloading the update and beating the main story. The crux of the update is a new online activity called Balloon World. Players should simply talk to Luigi to start one of two competitive modes; Hide It...

    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
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    Switch eShop

    Review Furi

    Don't get mad, get even

    Giving this game the name Furi is a bit like calling Super Mario Odyssey 'Joi' or Resident Evil Revelations 'Fier'. Make no mistake, the emotion most people will come to associate with Furi is cold, hard fury. If you have the patience of a saint and/or a healthy streak of stubbornness, however, there's quite a lot to enjoy...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Furi
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    Switch eShop

    Review The Escapists 2

    The great escape

    If prison escape films have taught us anything, it's that there's no shortcut to flying the coop for any jailbird. It's a drawn-out struggle that the The Escapists 2 captures brilliantly. From The Great Escape to The Shawshank Redemption via Escape from Alcatraz, we've learned that even the most brilliant jailbreak requires...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Escapists 2
  • News The World Ends With You: Final Remix Heading to Nintendo Switch This Year

    The Direct starts with you

    Opening today's Nintendo Direct Mini was the announcement that The World Ends With You: Final Remix will be heading to Nintendo Switch. Ten years after the game's original release on Nintendo DS, this remix will allow players to use the traditional touch-screen controls, or the Joy-Con controllers for a fresh style...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Direct
  • News Praise The Sun! Dark Souls: Remastered Is Coming To Switch This May

    Prepare to die anytime, anywhere

    The rumours are true! The critically acclaimed, cult-enshrined action-RPG Dark Souls is coming to Nintendo Switch. Revealed in today's Nintendo Direct Mini, Dark Souls: Remastered brings the FromSoftware classic to Nintendo hardware for the first time ever. The game will be remastered in its entirety for Switch,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Creator Of BioShock Applauds Nintendo For "Setting Zelda On Fire"

    "It’s a link to our past, but not a repeat of it"

    Ken Levine has been responsible for some truly incredible video games over the years; BioShock remains a modern classic and his earlier work at Looking Glass Technologies - where he contributed to Thief and System Shock 2 - is equally beloved.  Levine is currently working on an unannounced...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Wii U
    • Ken Levine
  • Nintendo Download 11th January (North America)

    The Escapists 2, Super Meat Boy and more

    Following a relatively quiet week for digital releases, the virtual floodgates have flung themselves open as a deluge of exciting new software roars onto the North American eShop. And there are some big names making themselves known, too. We've got the excellent The Escapists 2 bringing its jail-hopping...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U
  • News SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Brings Two-On-Two Fighting Action To Switch

    A dream finish

    SNK is bringing some of its most famous female characters to Switch in the two-on-two fighter SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy. Expected to launch this summer, SNK Heroines is the spiritual successor to SNK Gals' Fighters, a title which appeared on the Neo Geo Pocket Color way back when. Players will be able to activate a variety...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • SNK
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Kirby Star Allies Releases This March on Switch and Introduces New Copy Abilities

    You've gotta love Kirby

    More news from today's Nintendo Direct Mini has revealed that Kirby Star Allies will be released for Nintendo Switch on 16th March. And you can actually pre-order it from the Nintendo eShop right now! The game is set to introduce some brand new copy abilities when it arrives on the console, bringing some fun new ways to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kirby
  • Nintendo Download 11th January (Europe)

    Furi, Super Meat Boy, The Escapists 2 and lots, lots more!

    If you're able to drag yourself away from the Nintendo Direct hype, you'll notice that there's another fun packed European Nintendo Download to enjoy! Let's see what's on offer this week: Switch eShop: Furi (The Game Bakers, €19.99 / £17.99) - Fight your way free in this...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Switch eShop
  • News Fe Will Be Enchanting the Nintendo Switch Next Month

    And it looks beautiful

    Today's Nintendo Direct Mini has provided a bunch of new release dates for imminent Switch titles, one of which was for Zoink Games' upcoming title, Fe. Fe is a platform adventure where the story is up to you to discover as you play. At the heart of the game is a tactile song mechanic that allows you to communicate with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Brings An Epic Quest To Switch This Summer

    And an unpronounceable title, to boot

    Ys is one of the longest-running JRPG franchises around and has enjoyed a series of sequels in recent times. If you're a long-time fan of the series then you'll be pleased to learn that Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana has just been confirmed for a summer release on Switch. Hero Adol finds himself...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ys
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Zelda, Mario Kart And Xenoblade Selling Like Hot Cakes In Japan As Nintendo Struggles To Meet Switch Demand

    One major retailer has run dry on first-party Switch games

    Nintendo Switch has already proved it's a monster seller in terms of console units in Japan, but with all that hardware flying off shelves the demand for software has also gone through the roof. Along with news of Amazon Japan selling out of major first-party titles last week, now one of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
  • News Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Sells 500,000 Copies Worldwide On Nintendo Switch

    Not bad

    We really enjoyed Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 in our review. Despite some visual downgrades for the Switch version we felt that the removal of the grey filter present on other platforms actually makes the Switch version look better overall. Namco Bandai must be pleased with the sales of the Switch version too as it has been revealed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bandai Namco
  • News New Battle Pack DLC is Coming to Pokkén Tournament DX Featuring New Characters

    Gotta download 'em all

    Within the plethora of announcements that have just been released in today's Nintendo Direct Mini comes the news of brand new DLC content coming soon to Pokkén Tournament DX. Releasing as a paid DLC package, the Battle Pack will come in two waves. The first will contain the Pokémon Aegislash as a new playable character with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokémon
    • Nintendo Direct
  • News Darkest Dungeon Launches on the Switch eShop on 18th January

    Prepare to die

    One of the more popular indie games to hit the PC recently is that of Darkest Dungeon, an utterly punishing RPG that’s almost certain to drive you mad. Featuring a unique Affliction System that represents the mental tax that battles take on your party, this one will definitely test your resource management skills in new ways. It’s...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Darkest Dungeon
  • News Irem Arcade Classics Kid Niki, Youjuu-Den And Moon Patrol Heading To Switch

    Retro-tastic

    Hamster has confirmed another three coin-op classics for release on the Switch eShop. Irem titles Kid Niki, Youjuu-Den And Moon Patrol will be available soon, and are also coming to the PlayStation 4. Here's what they all look like: Will you be downloading any of these games on your Switch?

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Hamster
    • Arcade
    • Irem
  • News DK Will Star in New DLC Coming to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

    Bananas!

    Some new downloadable content for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is on the way, starring the wonderfully bananas Donkey Kong. Telling a new story in a new world, this DLC will be available in a brand new pack for the game this spring. You can check out the announcement from the Nintendo Direct Mini that has just been released. Are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario + Rabbids
    • Nintendo Direct
  • Video Furi Comparison Footage Shows Just How Close The Switch Version Is To PlayStation 4

    Looking sharp

    Furi arrives on Switch this week and is tough yet enjoyable fun for action game lovers. It's also notable for being a pretty amazing conversion job, with the Switch edition looking incredibly close to the PS4 version, as you can see from the footage above. With titles like RiME leaving us a little concerned with how future ports to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Videos
  • News Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Started Out As A Paper-Based Prototype

    And the original pitch to Nintendo was completed in less than a month

    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle continues to astound us with its depth and seemingly effortless splicing of Mario, some imbalanced French rabbits and turn-based strategy, but did you know the the very first prototype was paper-based and involved dice, rulers and action figures? In...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario
  • News The Food-Obsessed RPG The Snack World: Trejarers To Cook Up A Storm On Switch

    The cross-media hit makes the leap from 3DS to Switch

    When it comes to zany, oddball ideas, Japan's gaming industry has the market sewn up. Take The Snack World: Trejarers, a cutesy RPG boasting an unhealthy obsession with foodstuffs and smartphones, which has just been announced for Nintendo Switch in Japan. Swapping out a traditional fantasy...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
  • News Her Majesty's SPIFFING Will Bring A Dose of British Humour to Switch Next Month

    Bob's your uncle

    A new listing on the European eShop has revealed that Her Majesty's SPIFFING, a point-and-click style adventure game released on other platforms at the end of 2016, will be released on Nintendo Switch on 1st February. Focusing rather heavily on British humour by comically digging into stereotypes, the game sees you venturing into...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Payday 2 Hits Switch on 27th February With A Timed-Exclusive New Character

    The heist simulator steals the show

    We knew Payday 2 was going to Nintendo Switch - it's been teased enough - but thanks to today's quick-fire Nintendo Direct Mini we now know Starbreeze Studios' co-op heist sim will be hitting the portable platform next month on the 27th February - and with a brand new character, to boot. The new ve

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Gorgeous Old Man's Journey Is Striding Gamely Towards Switch

    One to tug the heartstrings, by all accounts

    Broken Rules has announced that it is bringing its critically acclaimed title Old Man's Journey to Switch. Described as a story of "loss and hope", the game places you in the well-worn shoes of the titular OAP as he begins a hike which will allow him to reconnect with his past. Currently rated at 9/10 on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Shellendorf Institute Comes to Splatoon 2 Tomorrow

    Time for a field trip

    Splatoon 2 has grown considerably since it launched this summer, with all manner of new stages and weapons being added to the game’s lineup, and we still have a good deal of content to look forward to as the new year matures. A rather large influx of new content was announced in a video a few months back that continued this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Aqua Moto Racing Utopia Rides Into The North American eShop This February

    Jet-Ski hi-jinks on the go

    Nintendo Switch is starting to rack up a respectable collection of racing titles, and it's about to get another as Bigben Interactive confirms Aqua Moto Racing Utopia will carve its way into North American from next month (although it's been out in Europe since November). The follow up to Aqua Moto Racing 3D features...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Wednesday10th Jan 2018

  • News GameStop Tweets About Nintendo Direct, Then Quickly Deletes The Tweet

    The cat is out of the bag?

    Following reports that Nintendo's Russian office accidentally tipped off fans, this bloody Nintendo Direct business just took another strange turn. Retailer GameStop just issued the following tweet before quickly deleting it: We'd imagine this tweet was supposed to be scheduled for a later date, and accidentally went...

    • Nintendo Direct
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo is Suing Mobile Game Company Colopl For $40 Million

    Ouch!

    Nintendo has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Japanese mobile game company Colopl, currently asking for a rather staggering $40 million in damages. According to an official statement from Colopl, Nintendo has claimed that five tech patent rights have been violated in the game Shiro Neko Project. One of these patents is said to...

    • Nintendo
    • Patent
  • Feature Rare's Local Game Shop Faces An Uncertain Future, Like Many Indie Retailers

    "It can only continue with local support"

    Those of you with long memories will recall that we ran a feature some time ago about Extreme Gamez, a small UK indie video game store. This particular shop might not seem especially noteworthy at first glance, until you realise that it is situated in one of the most historically important towns in the UK,...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • UK
    • Rare
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video With All These Rumours, What Could Actually Be in Switch Firmware Version 5.0?

    Ride that wave of speculation

    We're used to the odd bout of rumours trickling through Nintendo Life Towers, but over the past few weeks things have been kicked into overdrive. Nintendo Directs, firmware updates, all of this is culminating in a firestorm on social media. So to continue riding the wave of all the happenings we've decided to take a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
    • Stability
  • News First Rainway Trailer Features Switch Heavily, Despite It Not Being Listed As A Supported Platform

    Seems support will come via the console's browser

    The team behind streaming app Rainway have released the first official trailer for the service, which shows how you can take your PC games with you where ever you go. The Switch features quite heavily, as several of the individuals in the trailer are seen using Nintendo's console to stream games...

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    • Rainway
    • Switch eShop
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    Review Embers Of Mirrim

    Once upon a time...

    Is the video game medium considered art? That’s a question that will get some incredibly different responses depending on who you ask, and it can be a rather difficult one to answer. Simple games such as Pac-Man are made purely for raw entertainment purposes, but then there are games made with a bit more heart at their centre,...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Embers of Mirrim
  • News Hyperkin is Planning to Bring Back The Game Boy

    The 'Ultra Game Boy', actually

    With the incredible success of the NES and SNES Mini consoles over the last year or so, offering a modern and easy way to play classic games from those historic systems, many are now wondering whether or not we'll be seeing more consoles receive the same treatment. Potentially pipping Nintendo to the post, however,...

    • Retro
    • Game Boy
    • Hardware
  • Video The Super Mario Anime Series You Probably Never Knew About

    Peach-boy and Princess Peach

    Back in 1988, Nintendo was approached by a large Japanese manufacturer called "Amada" with a proposal for creating three anime episodes of famous Japanese tales featuring Mario characters. One of these stories was based off of the tale "Momotaro", meaning "Peach Boy". On a floating island somewhere in space, two Hammer...

    • Video
    • Japan
    • Super Mario
  • News Scribblenauts Showdown For Nintendo Switch Listing Appears Online

    There's gonna be a showdown

    We've got more evidence that the latest instalment of the Scribblenauts series, titled Scribblenauts Showdown, appears to be heading to the Nintendo Switch. The game has been listed for a March 9th release on games import site Play Asia, adding weight to the leak from a Taiwanese ratings board last year.  The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Scribblenauts
  • Guide How To Beat The Tamer's Trial In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’s Champions’ Ballad DLC

    Taming of the shrine

    The latest and final DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The Champions' Ballad, is out now, and with it comes a bunch of new challenges including a brand new dungeon, The Divine Trial. Beat that, and you'll unlock the crown jewel of this DLC: the Master Cycle Zero. This lets you ride around what remains of Hyrule...

    • Guides
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Breath of the Wild
  • News Pokémon GO Is Dropping Support For Older iPhones

    iPhone 5 and 5c both off the table

    Niantic has announced that it is dropping support for some older iPhone devices in Pokémon GO. Any iOS device not capable of upgrading to iOS 11 will no longer be able to run the game. This effects every model older than the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c. Neither of these handsets are particular new, but you still...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
  • News Punch-Out!! Meets MadWorld In Pato Box For Nintendo Switch

    A full action duck fighting experience

    Just when you thought that games couldn't get any weirder - or any more awesome - here comes Pato Box. This brawler is developed by Bromio and has been on Steam Greenlight for a while, but now it's headed to the Switch eShop, too. Pato Box is an adventure and fighting game inspired by the Punch-Out!!...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Power Spikes II Is Serving Up Futuristic Volleyball On Switch Next Week

    Net foul or top spin service?

    Hamster is taking a break from fighting games next week to bring to the Switch a game of volleyball. If you have worn out the ARMS volleyball mini-game, Video System's (of Aero Fighters fame) 1994 Power Spikes II might just be up your court.  This sequel brings several features from the Super Nintendo Hyper...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
  • News Save The World By Killing Vegetables in Super Cane Magic ZERO on Switch This Year

    "Insane action arcade RPG"

    Studio Evil has announced that its action arcade RPG Super Cane Magic ZERO is heading to Nintendo Switch. In this wonderfully bonkers looking title, the world of 'WOTF' is in danger after the village of Poptarts explodes, sparking a vegetable riot and leaving the world’s fate in the hands of a group of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News First Details Emerge For Minecraft-Like Cube Creator X on Switch

    Building blocks

    Arc System Works has released a first batch of information regarding its upcoming sandbox RPG, Cube Creator X. Building (ahem) on 2015's Cube Creator 3D, this sequel of sorts promises to be much bigger this time around; it contains more than three-times the amount of cube types as the previous game, and concepts such as size,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Atooi Is Gauging Interest For A Chicken Wiggle Kickstarter

    An HD port on Switch, you say?

    Although Nintendo maintains that the 3DS will be supported for the foreseeable future, it’s really only a matter of time before the handheld fades forever into the background. That’s why it was risky for Atooi to release Chicken Wiggle, a cute Super Mario Maker-like platformer, on the eShop so late in the game,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Chicken Wiggle

Tuesday9th Jan 2018

  • News Nintendo of Russia Appears to Confirm Incoming Nintendo Direct

    It's actually happening!

    It feels like we have been eagerly awaiting the announcement for a January Nintendo Direct for several decades now; the first rumours and whisperings surrounding the topic only started to appear in November but the level of hype around the event has been even higher than usual. Whilst we are still waiting for a finalised...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
  • News Bayonetta 2 On Switch Will Come With These Changes

    Enough for a double dip?

    Just last month, it was announced at The Game Awards that not only is Bayonetta 3 in development for the Switch, but that its two predecessors would also be coming to the platform. It was also revealed that Bayonetta 2 would be receiving a few exclusive new features for the rerelease, no doubt to help encourage those who got...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bayonetta 2
  • News It Appears That Nintendo Has Unfinished Business With The 1080° Snowboarding Series

    Shreddin’ the gnar

    1080° Snowboarding on the N64 and its sequel 1080° Avalanche on the GameCube are both fondly remembered arcade style snowboarding games, which were overshadowed a bit by EA's SSX series back in the day. Still it seems that Nintendo has a fond spot for the series as it's recently trademarked the name "1080° Ten Eighty"...

    • Retro
    • Trademark
    • N64
    • GameCube
  • Random This Fan-Made Tourism Guide for Majora's Mask Will Make You Yearn For A Zelda-Themed Holiday

    Make a timely visit to Clock Town

    The Zelda games have always offered up the best kind of locales to visit on your Nintendo console of choice - whether it be a weekend away in Ocarina Of Time's Deku Tree or some dune-surfing in Breath Of The Wild's Gerudo Wasteland - but, being fictional places, there's a frustrating lack of holiday literature on in...

    • Random
    • Zelda
    • Majora's Mask
  • News Everything You Need To Know About NBA Playgrounds' Complicated Enhanced Edition

    It's an update, but not as we know it

    On Thursday we reported on NBA Playgrouds' new Enhanced Edition, a welcome refresh of an already enjoyable arcade basketball title. We did, however, pick up on the strange means by which developer Saber Interactive was introducing it. It was a new edition, but also an update, with more content, but in two...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Soapbox Why You Should Consider Catching Big Air With Wii's Excite Truck

    If you still have access to a Wii or Wii U, that is

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on a wide range of topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this edition, Dave Letcavage discusses his somewhat recent introduction to the divisive Wii launch game Excite Truck, and makes a case...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Retro
    • Wii
  • News Action-Adventure Platformer The Forbidden Arts Will Set the Switch Alight Next Year

    +1 for 2019's line-up

    Stingbot Games has revealed that its forthcoming Steam Early Access title, The Forbidden Arts, will arrive on Nintendo Switch in "early 2019". Players take control of a character called Phoenix, taking on quests, solving puzzles, and discovering long-forgotten secrets whilst battling enemies in a grand adventure of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Review RXN -Raijin-

    Grind the lightning

    Appearing suddenly on the eShop with very little fanfare, RXN -Raijin- is an interesting beast from Gulti Games - a team forged from the remnants of Japanese arcade manufacturer Seibu Kaihatsu - previously known for its work on the Raiden series. Created in part to celebrate the studio's 10th anniversary, this...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • RXN Raijin
  • News SteamWorld Dig 2 May Be Getting a Physical Release

    Digging for more gold

    One of the greatest indie games that can be picked up on the Switch eShop right now (and boy are there plenty of those) is SteamWorld Dig 2. We absolutely loved it, and the sales numbers have shown that plenty of others have, too, although there are plenty of vocal fans out there that love the game so much that they’d like to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • News ChromaGun Is Coming To Switch And It's A Portal To Colour-Changing Puzzle Action

    Solving puzzles in a test lab, you say?

    Okay, it's not hard to work out which game series serves an inspiration for the first-person puzzling of ChromaGun, but Pixel Maniacs' indie hit looks to be more than another Portal wannabe. The big central mechanic is your titular weapon, which can fire bursts of red, blue and yellow paint. It's all about...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Intergalactic Twin-Stick Shooter Last Encounter Aims Its Cross Hairs On Switch

    Fight for humanity's survival in 2018

    Good news for fans with an unhealthy love of all things twin-stick related because the genre-mashing co-op adventure Last Encounter will soar its way into the Nintendo Switch eShop later this year. Coming from new Croatian indie studio Exordium Games, Last Encounter takes the classic top-down, twin-stick setup...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nindies