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TodayMon, 18th Dec 2017

  • News Some Japanese Gamers Aren't Happy About Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

    Including Hideki Kamiya

    The fact that we're getting a compendium of every Street Fighter game should be cause for celebration, but in Japan some fans are less than happy about the upcoming 30th Anniversary Collection. The problem stems from the fact that Capcom is using the "international" versions of each game. In the small print relating to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Street Fighter
    • Japan
    • Drama
  • News Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus Is Heading To Switch, Includes Exclusive Co-Op Mode

    Lovely jubbly

    Bandai Namco has revealed that Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus will be making its way to Nintendo Switch early next year. This 'plus' edition of the game is a fresh port of Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 which was released on other platforms in 2016, adding a faster feel to the franchise with some interesting additions to the base...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pac-Man

YesterdaySun, 17th Dec 2017

  • News 5 Things To Do With Your Master Cycle Zero In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

    Lots of room to vroom

    It’s still quite shocking to think that Link can now ride a bike in a Legend of Zelda game. Just in case you missed the announcement from The Game Awards 2017, the Master Cycle Zero is now available to unlock in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as a reward for completing the story segment of the game’s second DLC...

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

    Review Human: Fall Flat

    A slapstick symphony

    It has been said that the essence of comedy is tragedy plus time. A good-natured pratfall here and there is enough to brighten up anyone's day, but when you play the role of both the audience and the victim of said pratfall, things get a little more complicated. Developer No Brakes has created an experience where...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Human Fall Flat
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    Switch eShop

    Review Floor Kids

    Top Rock

    While the Switch has already booked an array of both dance (Just Dance 2017 and 2018) and rhythm games (like VOEZ, Deemo, and Superbeat Xonic), it’s safe to say that there’s nothing else in the system’s lineup quite like Floor Kids. In fact, this labour of love from Montreal-based duo JonJon (animator and former bboy) and Kid Koala...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Floor Kids
  • News ARMS Version 5.0 Update is Coming This Year, With Another New Character

    The roster keeps growing

    ARMS, very much mimicking the approach seen in Splatoon 2, is a game that keeps on giving. Frequent updates have not only improved mechanics and balancing but have also added fresh modes and characters. The roster's grown rather nicely, as a result, and it seems that'll be the case once again with version 5.0. It's due...

    • ARMS
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video The First 30 Years of Mega Man

    You can’t stop the rock!

    17th December is a big day for Capcom, as one of its top series and characters - Mega Man - celebrates its 30th birthday! The company started the party a bit early by announcing Mega Man 11, coming next year! But, it all began thirty years ago, when Capcom put forth a plan to create its first non-arcade port for the...

    • Mega Man
    • Anniversary
    • Video

Saturday16th Dec 2017

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    Switch eShop

    Review Enter The Gungeon

    Right to bear arms

    Nintendo Switch received one of the finest roguelike indie games in the business earlier this year with The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+. Now it has another in Enter The Gungeon. Much like Edmund McMillen's reworked masterpiece, ETG takes the basic form of a top-down twin-stick shooter. Dodge Roll's game, however, has an...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Enter the Gungeon
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    Switch

    Review Party Planet

    Pass the Joy-Con

    The holidays are fast approaching and, if you’re anything like us, you’ll likely end up being thrown into some form of endearingly awkward family gathering wishing that there was something fun to do as everyone starts to fall asleep. Party Planet aims to shine in this very situation; a collection of mini-games that can be played...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Party Planet
  • News Pikachu Gets A Villainous Makeover With These New Secret Team Pokémon Plushies

    Because being bad doesn't mean you can't be cute

    We all know eternal Pokémon mascot Pikachu will forever remain a force for good - including when he hits the big screen with Ryan Reynolds' voice, no less - but that doesn't mean The Pokémon Company can't throw an adorable curve ball in the form of these new bad guy-themed plushies. They're part of...

    • Pokemon
    • Pikachu
  • News First 4 Figures Reveals Stunning Shovel Knight Collectibles

    Beautiful, but not cheap

    High-quality collectible maker First 4 Figures has revealed its first statue from the Shovel Knight universe and, as always, it's rather breathtaking to behold. Available in Regular, Exclusive, and Ornate Plate Armor editions - as well as a Combo edition which gives you those second two variants in one package - this new...

    • Shovel Knight
    • First 4 Figures

Friday15th Dec 2017

  • News Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Gets Wii U Update To Improve Gameplay

    Update v1.4.1 is a game changer

    Did you happen to pick up The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Wii U instead of the Switch? If so you might feel a little bit left out, but Nintendo hasn't forgotten about you.  Update v1.4.1 was released yesterday for the Wii U version and promises "Various fixes to improve gameplay". We can only...

    • Wii U
    • Zelda
    • Updates
  • Rumour Burnout Paradise Gets Rated For Switch Release In Brazil

    Following in the tracks of a retail listing in the same region

    Classic open world racing title Burnout Paradise has apparently received a classification rating for Switch in Brazil. The listing - which has since been removed - also mentions possible Xbox One and PS4 editions, which would hint at a forthcoming remaster project. The game originally...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rumour
    • Brazil
    • Burnout
  • Video These D-Pad Joy-Con Shells are Great, But Come with a Cautionary Tale

    They're screw-strippin' good

    When we covered these D-Pad-boasting replacement Joy-Con shells last month, we were pretty impressed with how they looked, and we knew we wanted to get our mitts on them in real life. As explained in the video above, the shells are of high quality and are certainly a good bit of kit, but the journey to get to an actual...

    • Hardware Review
    • Joy-Con
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Zen Studios Working On Pinball FX3 Patch For Switch That Brings 1080p Docked And 60fps Handheld

    Update: Zen responds: "To reduce the game down to this feels unfair"

    Update: Zen's Mel Kirk has responded to this story stating that the "looks terrible" comment was attributed to a customer service representative and was in relation to a query from a buyer, rather than a reflection on the graphical quality of the game itself.  In reflection...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Story Of Gorogoa, One Of The Switch's Most Intriguing Indie Titles Yet

    "You don’t know how long you have to wander"

    The Switch certainly isn't short of top-quality indie games at present, and with so many titles hitting the eShop each week it can be hard to decide which ones are worth your time and money. Hopefully you consult our reviews to make your purchasing choices, but in the case of Gorogoa, you might find the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Interviews
    • Development
  • News Nintendo Files Patent for a 'Passive Walking Device'

    Probably not for a LEGS sequel to ARMS

    Nintendo's made it clear for many months that it is still looking at ways to expand its business outside of video games. We haven't seen any recent firm updates on the 'Quality of Life' initiative, but it seems the company is exploring options to produce products with potential medical or scientific uses. In...

    • Nintendo
    • LEGS
  • News Image & Form Will Be Bringing More Games To Switch Next Year

    Yes please!

    With SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition blasting its way onto the Switch's eShop on 28th December, and with the incredible success of the wonderful SteamWorld Dig 2 that came to the console earlier this year, it's pretty safe to say that Image & Form had a pretty decent 2017. The future is looking just...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Image & Form
  • News These Lovely Smartphone Cases Are Now Available Via My Nintendo, But Only In Japan

    Japan continues to get the good stuff

    Lucky Japanese gamers will soon able to pick up a series of charming smartphone cases from My Nintendo. They will cost 50 Gold points each. The Limited Pochi Bag has a 8bit Mario design and is free, you just need to pay the postage. Reasonable! The Smartphone Cases have a 30% discount with...

    • Japan
    • My Nintendo
  • News Nintendo Shares Gamers' Breath of the Wild #ZeldaMoments

    So many memories

    For a good while now Nintendo UK has been running a social media campaign encouraging gamers to share their #ZeldaMoments from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It's now released a rather charming video in which some of those with the best submissions were seemingly given a nice t-shirt and a chance to talk about their...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
  • Video This SNES Classic Mini Teardown Explores the Similarities to the NES Model

    One small difference, but it leaves plenty of questions

    It's been known for a good while that the innards of the SNES Classic Mini are pretty much the same as the NES Classic Mini. It makes perfect logistical sense for Nintendo and no doubt means solid profits on each unit, but it also raises questions around supply issues and what Nintendo may need...

    • SNES
    • Retro
    • SNES Classic
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    Switch eShop

    Review Vostok Inc.

    Solar powered

    Vostok Inc. is made up of a combination of ‘clicker’-style gameplay (where you essentially set things up and wait for results to happen with hardly any interaction) and twin-stick shooter moments (where you fight off aliens by shooting a whole host of weapons from your spaceship). The combination of the two might look a little mad...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Vostok Inc
  • Feature Testing The Best RGB SCART Cables Known To Humanity

    These ones pack-a-punch

    Not all retro gaming AV cables are created equal, despite what you may have read or heard. Unlike HDMI – which is a digital signal – the analogue realm is subject to wild variances when it comes to quality, and the pursuit of the perfect audio visual setup has become the lifelong objective of many a retro gamer. Some will...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Hardware
    • Accessories
  • News Take A Look Behind The Scenes Of Xenoblade Chronicles 2's Character Design

    Concept art and development requests revealed

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has been sitting firmly in the cartridge slots of countless Switch consoles since its release at the start of the month. If after hours and hours of exploration you're just as enamoured with the game's art as we are, you may be interested to take a look at some behind the scenes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • Video Check Out The Analogue Super Nt's UI And Boot Animation, Created By Phil "FEZ" Fish

    With music from Squarepusher

    Analogue has lifted the lid on the UI of its forthcoming Analogue Super Nt system, as well as giving some details on the console's unique boot sequence. The man responsible for the clean look of the UI is none other than Phil Fish, creator of the cult indie platformer FEZ. He has crafted all of the art, layout and...

    • SNES
    • Analogue
    • Super Nt
    • Hardware
    • Video
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    Switch

    Review Super Putty Squad

    Super name, average game

    In 2013 an updated Putty Squad arrived on modern systems (3DS version in 2014) and this is now available on Switch, slightly re-titled as Super Putty Squad for reasons unknown. You control a stretchy blue blob and employ various abilities in this platformer as you navigate the stages collecting all the red blobs to...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Putty Squad
  • News Unofficial Nintendo GameCube Anthology Book Hits Kickstarter

    By the book

    Remember the superb N64 Anthology we covered a while back? Well the team behind that excellent tome are now producing a sequel in the shape of the GameCube Anthology. A crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter has gone live, and currently sits at just shy of 29,000 Euros - the target goal is 40,000 Euros. The final book will be 360...

    • Retro
    • GameCube
    • Books
    • Kickstarter
  • News Fire Emblem Heroes Gets Into the Festive Spirit With Daft Outfits

    Tannenboom!

    Fire Emblem Heroes has been a reasonable success for Nintendo on mobile, earning loyal fans in the West and some solid momentum in Japan. Due to that it's been heavily supported with frequent updates, so naturally there are new 'Special Heroes' to summon that get in the festive spirit. It looks rather fun - check out the outfits...

    • Fire Emblem
    • Fire Emblem Heroes
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: Dark Side & Darker Side Power Moon Locations And Walkthrough

    Every Power Moon location revealed and explained

    Welcome to our ultimate guide for collecting every Power Moon from Dark Side in Super Mario Odyssey! Below, you'll find maps detailing the exact location for all 24 of the Power Moons located in this Kingdom, as well as descriptions on how to get each and every one of them. We've also added a...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • News The Legend Of Dark Witch 3 Casts A Spell Over 3DS Next Week

    When magic and side-scrolling shooters collide

    It's been two years since an episode from The Legend Of Dark Witch series graced a Nintendo platform (episodes one and two were digital titles that shot their way onto the 3DS eShop), but The Legend Of Dark Witch 3 - Wisdom And Lunacy is almost ready

    • 3DS eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News RIVE Update Adds Video Capture and Some Helpful Fixes

    A smaller chance of getting stuck in a "loop of hell"

    We're big fans of RIVE: Ultimate Edition on the Nintendo Switch, the explosive final hurrah from Two Tribes. It's full of intense 60fps action that looks great on the system, and we didn't hold back on the praise in our review. Two Tribes has been working away on an update and has now...

    • RIVE
    • Switch eShop
    • Update
  • News Sally's Law Will Roll Onto the Switch eShop This Winter

    Another smart puzzle game for the system

    Those that enjoy puzzles and more laid-back gaming have some excellent options on the Switch eShop, and it seems as if Sally's Law will be added to the list. Confirmed to be in the works for Switch back in November by its development team, Nanali Studios (based in Korea), Japanese publisher Polaris-X...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nanali Studios
    • Sally's Law

Thursday14th Dec 2017

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    Switch eShop

    Review Yooka-Laylee

    A rare game

    In a post-Super Mario Odyssey world, the bar has been set even higher for 3D platformers. How, then, can a game like Yooka-Laylee stack up - a game so firmly focused on the past rather than the future? Though it may not quite hit the heights of some contemporaries, Yooka-Laylee still stands as a fantastic modern take on 3D platforming...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Yooka-Laylee
  • News More Than 240 Nintendo Switch, Wii U And 3DS eShop Games Are On Sale In Europe

    Festive fun for all

    Nintendo has kicked off a massive eShop sale in Europe (and Australia!) across all of its consoles. We've only covered the Switch releases here, but Wii U, 3DS and New 3DS are also included. We wanted to feature them as well but the list is so long the computer which runs the website starting smoking and vibrating worryingly...

    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • Discounts
    • Europe
  • Nintendo Download 14th December (North America)

    Yooka-Laylee! Brawlout! Romancing SaGa 2! Enter The Gungeon! Many more!

    It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download update. This week is a bit of a beauty for Switch owners with a whopping 21 new download titles, many of which look rather tempting. There's a lot to get through, so that's enough pre-amble... Switch...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Update to Bring Bug Fixes and Map Improvements

    Paving the way for a New Game+ addition next year

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has been available for nearly two weeks, offering an enormous adventure for Switch owners to take on. With its own Expansion Pass and some areas needing improvement it's a title that'll have a number of updates, and Monolith Soft has outlined the first major patch - version...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    • Update
  • News Digital Foundry Heaps Praise On Yooka-Laylee Switch Port

    A "superb" conversion

    Yooka-Laylee finally arrives on Switch today, and as you'll know if you've already consulted our review, it was worth the wait. Playtonic has personally handled conversion duties this time around (Team17 ported the PS4 and Xbox One editions earlier in the year) and the developer has taken an inordinate amount of care in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Yooka-Laylee
    • Video
  • Nintendo Download 14th December (Europe)

    Yooka-Laylee! Poly Bridge! Romancing SaGa 2! Mudds Collection! Many more!

    Well, the European Nintendo Download Update is live, and it's another big 'un. The Switch is packed with high profile downloads which is sure to lead to stiff competition, while there are also some tempting DLC and demo options. As an additional note, you'll notice this...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • New Nintendo 3DS
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    Switch eShop

    Review Poly Bridge

    A bridge over the river fun

    Poly Bridge is bridge building simulator with a lot of charm. Your goal is to get vehicles from one side of an area to another by using the materials provided to you. The game gets you up to speed quickly by providing a tutorial that explains the different types of bridges you can build and how they are useful to you...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Poly Bridge
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    Switch

    Review Syberia 2

    Snow Joke

    While the first Syberia game may have arrived on the Nintendo Switch a full fourteen (ish) years after its initial PC release, its point and click legacy has no doubt been felt since, and there have been a few decent modern examples - such as Thimbleweed Park and Violett - on Nintendo's hybrid system. Not to be outdone, the second...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Syberia 2
  • News The Hyperkin "Pupper" Switch Joy-Con Grip Is Just Too Cute For Words

    It charges your Joy-Con, too

    When the Nintendo Switch was first revealed to an unsuspecting world, it didn't take long for people to make the connection that the attachment into which you slide the Joy-Con kinda looks like a cute puppy face with droopy ears. Shortly after, we got this successful Kickstarter. Thankfully the dream of turning...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Joy-Con
    • Hyperkin
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    Switch eShop

    Review The Next Penelope

    Hit or myth?

    One of the most famous Greek myths of all time might not seem like an ideal starting point for an intense, top-down combat racer, but the setup for The Next Penelope feels perfect. You assume the role of the titular heroine, wife of the long-absent Odysseus who is famed for her undying loyalty despite the advances of many persistent...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Next Penelope
  • Video Mega Man 11’s Art Director Explains the New Look

    Better than 8 bit spritework?

    Capcom took the industry by surprise with its announcement of Mega Man 11, the continuation of the classic run ‘n’ gun series. Though it appears that it will adhere quite closely to the beloved template that all its predecessors used, the new art style has divided opinion with its 2.5D style. It’ll still be quite...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mega Man 11
  • News The Next Batch Of ACA Neo Geo Titles For Switch Has Been Revealed

    Kaiju wrestling, baseball and some fighting

    Warning: Spoilers ahead! If you want to be surprised every week with upcoming Arcade Archives Neo Geo titles you should click onto the next article. If you're OK to living a life without surprises, read on. Hamster has revealed the next batch of up and coming Neo Geo re-releases under the ACA label on the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hamster
    • Neo Geo
    • SNK
    • Switch eShop
  • News Pokémon Crystal Is Coming To 3DS Early Next Year

    Complete with Pokémon Bank and wireless support

    Game Boy Color classic Pokémon Crystal is coming to the 3DS eShop, it has been confirmed. Originally released in 2000, Crystal will launch on 3DS on January 26th. In other good news, it has also been confirmed that the game will be compatible with Pokémon Bank, a paid service that allows players to...

    • 3DS
    • Pokemon
    • 3DS eShop
  • News Hand-Drawn Platformer Shu Will Jump Onto Switch in January

    Delayed slightly, but for good reason

    Developer Coatsink has announced that its attractively hand-drawn platformer Shu will be arriving digitally on Nintendo Switch on January 23rd 2018. The game is set across six different worlds and will see you play through fast-paced platforming action, battling to save your friends from a mysterious storm...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Shu
  • News The Gorgeous-Looking InnerSpace Glides Onto Switch Early Next Year

    An "exploration flying game set in a universe of inside-out planets"

    PolyKnight Games is releasing its unique flying game InnerSpace on the Switch early next year, it has been revealed. Placing you in the role of an archaeologist who must recover the last remaining memories before the Inverse collapses on itself, InnerSpace sees you flying through...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Fallen Legion Drops Onto Switch In 2018 With The Rise To Glory collection

    Two slices of RPG goodness in one package

    Having already slashed up a storm on other platforms, the Fallen Legion series is finally making a beeline for Nintendo Switch - and its arriving in 2018. The new Rise To Glory collection will unite Fallen Legion: Sins Of An Empire and Fallen: Legion: Flames Of Rebellion (which were previously released on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Tactical RPG Regalia: Of Man And Monarchs Is Plotting Its Way To A Switch Release

    Marching onto the battlefield for Q1 2018

    Indie studios Crunching Koalas and Pixelated Milk are bringing the tactical RPG Regalia: Of Man And Monarchs to consoles, it has announced.  Influenced by JRPG classics, Regalia is already available on PC and the console versions (under the "Royal Edition" banner) will benefit from...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion Is Sailing Onto Switch in Spring 2018

    Starts off in a "flooded Land of Ooo"

    We've seen multiple Adventure Time titles over recent years on Nintendo hardware, and now the Switch will get in on the act with the next main release - Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion. Due in Spring 2018, it kicks off in a 'flooded Land of Ooo', so Finn and Jack naturally hop in a boat and set off...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Adventure Time
  • News The Coma: Recut To Bring Korean Survival Horror To Switch Next Week

    Will you survive high school?

    The Switch eShop continues its rapid pace of releases next week with The Coma: Recut, which is a manhwa-styled Korean survival horror and a remastered version of the indie cult classic, The Coma: Cutting Class which is also developed by Devespresso Games. In the game you play as Youngho, a hapless Korean...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Throwing Shapes With Floor Kids' JonJon And Kid Koala

    "Pure, uninhibited (funky) joy"

    There are plenty of dance-based games out there - with the likes of Just Dance 2017 and Just Dance 2018 having already moonwalked their way onto Switch - but the classic art of breakdancing is yet to have its proper time in the virtual spotlight. Well, one little indie is about to change all that, and with style, too...

    • Floor Kids
    • Nindies
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Interviews
  • News New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition is Heading to Europe

    Arrives on 26th January alongside Pokemon Crystal

    Today has brought the pleasing news that Pokémon Crystal is coming to the 3DS Virtual Console on 26th January. There's even more good news in Europe, as the New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition is heading to the region on the same day. This one just recently arrived in Japan, and we think it's...

    • Pokemon
    • Pikachu
    • New Nintendo 2DS XL
  • News Splatoon 2 Is Getting a New Map Tomorrow

    A perfect companion to Clam Blitz

    Splatoon 2 got a big new update yesterday that adds in a brand new game mode, but Nintendo certainly isn't slowing down with bringing new content to the game. Tomorrow, the company will be adding in a new map, though this one is a bit of a throwback. Splatoon 2’s Japanese Twitter account just revealed that the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Splatoon 2
  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: Mushroom Kingdom Power Moon Locations And Walkthrough

    Every Power Moon location revealed and explained

    Welcome to our ultimate guide for collecting every Power Moon from the Mushroom Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey! Below, you'll find maps detailing the exact location for all 104 of the Power Moons located in this Kingdom, as well as descriptions on how to get each and every one of them. The...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • News Runner3 Will Have a Switch Retail Release With the Help of Nicalis

    "Some games just belong on physical cartridges"

    When it comes to budget / indie retail games on the Nintendo Switch, Nicalis has established itself at the forefront of the industry. Often loading its retail editions with neat game manuals, stickers and more besides, they're become a popular purchasing option. Nicalis has now announced that it's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nicalis
    • Choice Provisions
    • Runner3

Wednesday13th Dec 2017

  • Video Here Are The 21 Best Switch Games Money Can Buy Right Now

    In our humble opinion, of course

    The Switch has had a storming first year when it comes to software. It's hard to believe we've had so many solid-gold hits in such a short space of time - especially when you consider how barren the Wii U era was at times - and this robust performance means that anyone who is lucky enough to find the console...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News VS. Super Mario Bros. is Jumping Onto the Switch eShop Next Week

    World 1-1 all over again... with a twist

    As previously reported from printed promotional materials, HAMSTER will indeed bring out the second Nintendo Arcade Archive title next week (along with a fantastic Neo Geo shmup). It's confirmed for the Japanese eShop, though we'd be surprised if the European and North American stores don't match the same...

    • Switch eShop
    • Arcade
    • HAMSTER
    • Archives
    • VS. Super Mario Bros.
  • News Reggie on Mario, Zelda, and Splatoon Sales Performance on the Switch

    Wow

    Today Nintendo announced that the Switch has cleared 10 million units sold worldwide; no small feat for the new hardware. Of course, the Switch wouldn’t have sold half as much as that if it’s software lineup wasn’t so appealing, and Reggie Fils-Aime recently shared some information on the sales performance stats of Nintendo’s biggest...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Software
  • News Hyperkin Has Created A Prototype Portable Nintendo 64 Mini

    But it may not enter production, before you get too excited

    Accessories maker Hyperkin is apparently working on a portable Nintendo 64 system. The news comes from Hyperkin Senior Account Manager Ramon Navos-Moral, who (rather foolishly, it should be said) posted the following images of a functioning prototype system on his Facebook page: The...

    • Nintendo 64
    • Hyperkin
    • Retro
  • Feature It's Time to Vote for Your 2017 Nintendo Life Game of the Year Awards

    Good luck choosing from all these great games!

    As a fantastic 2017 draws to a close it's that time once again - Game of the Year Awards. We're continuing with tradition in having both Staff and Community awards; the latter are entirely in your hands. As in previous years you can vote through a series of polls. In each category we've created...

    • Features
    • Game of the Year
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS
  • News Rocket League Getting Performance-Boosting Update On Switch Later Today

    That. Was a goal.

    It has been revealed that Rocket League will be getting an update across all platforms today, with the Switch version benefitting from additional performance improvements. Across all systems the update will introduce bug fixes to make the gameplay experience more pleasurable. It goes live at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 8pm CET / 7pm...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Rocket League
  • News The Latest Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gift Should Help You With 'That' Hard Bit in the DLC

    The Champions' Lament

    Nintendo seems to have a simple philosophy with its DLC content in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - if you want to enjoy the content you have to work at it. The Champions' Ballad in DLC Pack 2 is no different, and it kicks off with a particularly tricky section on the Great Plateau. Stealth is certainly a good idea...

    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Sharpen Your Blades Because Titan Quest Is Coming To Switch Soon

    Monster hunting, on the go

    Back in 2013, THQ Nordic acquired the rights to classic PC hack 'n' slasher Titan Quest with the aim to update its multiplayer and give the whole game a fresh makeover. Well, now it turns out all that mythical monster hunting mayhem is coming to Nintendo Switch, alongside a raft of other console platforms in 2018. Both...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Titan Quest
  • News Rocket League Collector's Edition for Switch Is Just Weeks Away from Retail Release

    Includes an art print and loads of DLC

    Rocket League seems to have been a major hit on the Switch eShop, having nestled near the top of the store's charts for a number of weeks. Psyonix is keeping busy too, lining up a performance-boosting update that's due on the Nintendo Switch imminently. Some have been waiting for the retail version, however,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rocket League
  • News Nintendo Switch is Still Number One in the Japanese Charts

    Holds off the challenge of Monster Hunter: World PS4 Pro model

    It's the middle of the week, which means we get an updated look at what's hot and what's not in Japan; though the software charts have new challengers to Nintendo games, hardware is still very much the dominion of a certain hybrid system. Kicking off with software, two new releases on...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Buyers Guide Nintendo Switch Price, Where To Buy, Best Games And Accessories

    Have you got everything you need yet?

    There has never been a better time to pick up a Nintendo Switch, but obtaining a console is merely one part of the puzzle. There are accessories and other items which are essential parts of Switch ownership, so we've pulled them all together for you in this handy buying guide. Is there anything you still need to...

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    • Buyers Guide
  • News Wasteland 2: Director's Cut Will Bring Post-Apocalyptic Turn-Based Strategy to Switch

    A combination that always works

    With the positive momentum around the Switch and the evident eagerness of its growing userbase to play a lot of games on the device, plenty of developers are jumping on board. Another with a project in the works is inXile Entertainment, which is working on Wasteland 2: Director's Cut for the system. The studio's...

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    • Wasteland 2
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    Switch eShop

    Review Riptide GP: Renegade

    Causing a splash

    From the development studio behind Beach Buggy Racing - a racer similar in many ways to Mario Kart - comes a fresh port of its water-based take on the genre: Riptide GP: Renegade. Opening with a cut-scene showing your character getting busted for competing in illegal races, this game has the potential to fill that Jet Ski...

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    • Riptide GP
  • News Pulstar Is Your Next Neo Geo ACA Release On Switch

    But R you my Type?

    Nintendo Life shmup heads rejoice, for next week Hamster is bringing the forerunner to Blazing Star to the eShop! It has been long rumoured (but never confirmed) that developer Aicom was a set up by ex-Jaleco and Irem staffers, so if you happen to feel that Pulstar feels a little bit too close to R-Type, it might not be a...

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    • eShop
    • Hamster
    • Pulstar
  • News Switch Continues To Soar As It Sells Over 55K In South Korea In Just Three Days

    Beats DS, 3DS and Wii opening month sales in the region

    Hot off the heels of Switch's impressive global sales of 10 million units in its first nine months, the hybrid wonder continues to break records and sell like hot cakes the world over. Over in South Korea, it's been revealed Switch has sold over 55,000 units in just three days. The figure,...

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    • Switch eShop
    • South Korea
  • News Build-A-Bear Workshop Is Launching A Super Mario Range Of Soft Toys

    You sadly can't stuff Toad, however

    Build-A-Bear Workshop's quest to licence every popular media property under the sun is set to continue with the announcement of a Super Mario range of stuff-em-yourself toys. The store - which already sells a handsome line of Pokémon plushes - is releasing a series of themed teddies, as well as a range of...

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    • Super Mario
    • Build-A-Bear
  • Reminder Time is Running Out to Get the Pre-Purchase Discount on Mutant Mudds Collection

    Three great games for $10

    We've seen various developers and publishers make use of the option to pre-purchase eShop games on the Switch, and Atooi got creative in turning Mutant Mudds Collection pre-orders into 'early bird discounts'. In case you missed this little nugget of news last week, we thought a little reminder would be useful. If you...

    • Switch eShop
    • Atooi
    • Mutant Mudds Collection
  • News Splatoon 2’s Clam Blitz Update Is Now Live

    Along with a slew of other changes

    A few weeks ago, we received the news that Splatoon 2 would be receiving a fairly sizable expansion that would be adding in new cosmetic options, weapons, and a full game mode that would be added in to the competitive play cycle. The first half of this new content was added shortly after the announcement, and now...

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    • Splatoon 2

Tuesday12th Dec 2017

  • Guide The Best Nintendo Switch Carrying Cases

    Protect your investment

    So you've got your lovely new Nintendo Switch and you're planning to take it out and about with you, to parties and such like. But let's be realistic here, this isn't a seemingly indestructible clamshell design like the 3DS, and you'll want to make sure you protect that precious 720p screen as well as carry some accessories...

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    • Cases
  • DLC Review The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Champions' Ballad + Expansion Pass

    On the new story content and whether the expansion pass is worth your money

    Last week Nintendo got into the Hollywood spirit at The Game Awards and dropped the second DLC pack (and final part of the Expansion Pass) for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. For many it's been the addition we've been waiting for, offering new story content and a...

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    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
    • DLC
  • News Nintendo Switch Reaches 10 Million Global Sales In Its First Nine Months

    Nice going

    We've all known the Switch is having a great launch year, simply due to the fact that demand has remained high and prompted Nintendo to significantly increase supply into the Holiday season. Now there's a nice round figure to show how quickly the system has caught on with the public. The company has confirmed that there have been around...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
  • Guide The Best Nintendo Christmas Gifts For 2017 - US Edition

    'Tis the season to be jolly

    It's that time of year when we look forward to the Holidays on the one hand, and suffer sweaty brows on the other as we fret over late gift purchases. What to get your Nintendo-obsessed loved one this festive season? What gift will be good enough? Well, don't fret, we've looked around the web to find a range of gifts...

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    • North America
  • Guide The Best Nintendo Christmas Gifts For 2017 - UK Edition

    Tis the season to be generous

    It's that time of year when we look forward to the Holidays on the one hand, and suffer sweaty brows on the other as we fret over late gift purchases. What to get your Nintendo-obsessed loved one this festive season? What gift will be good enough? Well, don't panic, we've looked around the web to find a range of gifts...

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    • Deals
    • Features
    • UK
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    Switch

    Review The End Is Nigh

    It's the end of the world as we know it

    Balancing the difficulty in a platform game is a fine art. Even though the genre has pretty-much existed since the inception of modern video games, developers are still often guilty of not providing enough of a challenge or making levels almost impossible to complete. Even in recent times, only a select few...

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    • The End Is Nigh
  • News SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition Storms onto Nintendo Switch This Year

    A late Christmas present

    With SteamWorld Dig 2 being a tremendous success on the Nintendo Switch, we at Nintendo Life Towers thought it would be only a matter of time before more titles from the excellent Image & Form would make their way to the hybrid system. And now we're very happy to confirm that SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition is...

    • Switch eShop
    • SteamWorld Heist
    • SteamWorld
    • Upcoming Releases
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    3DS eShop

    Review 80's Overdrive

    Hitting Top Gear to Out Run the competition

    Franchises like Gran Turismo and Forza may rule the roost these day but whisper the name Out Run or Top Gear into the ear of a seasoned player and they'll gladly forget all of those hyper-real visuals and authentic physics engines and reminisce instead about the good old days when blue skies and...

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    • 80s Overdrive
  • News Playing Super Mario 64 Could Help Fight Off Alzheimer’s Disease

    Dr Mario will see you now

    Somehow, deep down, we knew all those years of playing the greatest 3D platformer ever made (no, we don't mean Super Mario Odyssey, but that little beauty certainly came close) would pay off because a new report suggests playing Super Mario 64 could help keep your brain fit and healthy (especially in your later years). No,...

    • Super Mario
    • Super Mario 64
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    Switch eShop

    Review Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive

    A modern brawler

    As much of a blast as old school beat em’ up video games like Streets of Rage, Double Dragon and the River City Ransom series are to play, new titles under this same banner often fail to modernise the classic genre – instead choosing to rely purely on nostalgia to fuel the fun. Although this is very much a design choice, it...

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    • Phantom Breaker
    • Battle Grounds Overdrive
  • News Switch Developers Will Soon Be Able To Use IKinema Animation Tools To Make Better Games

    Mighty middleware

    British game technology company IKinema announced today that it has signed a deal with Nintendo which will allow game studios to use its RunTime animation middleware in game development. RunTime is already commonplace in PC, PS4 and Xbox One development, so this is a welcome addition. By using this middleware developers...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Development
  • News The Detective Pikachu Movie Has Received a Release Date

    Let’s see how this works out

    Last week, we received the news that Ryan Reynolds would be voicing the starring role of Detective Pikachu in the upcoming movie. Following on from previous news, it seems that the film has more or less filled out its cast and is nearing the production phase of development. To back this up, word has recently broken...

    • Movies
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    • Detective Pikachu
  • Out Today Pinball Galore and Edmund McMillen's Latest Arrive on the Switch eShop

    Some enticing new titles to choose from

    As is now our routine we have a mini Nintendo Download Update on a Tuesday, due to the crowded Switch eShop line-up now typically bringing us some goodies a little earlier in the week. This time around it's no different, with some rather tempting and even high profile arrivals on the store. Without further...

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    • Out Today
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    3DS eShop

    Review Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney

    Quality sustained!

    It's not entirely fair to say that the 3DS is on its last legs, but with the success of Switch and Nintendo's recent mobile push, it's no secret that the dedicated handheld is entering its twilight years. Rather than ignoring the 3DS and slowly pushing it out of the public eye and relevancy, Nintendo instead seems to be...

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    • Apollo Justice
    • Ace Attorney
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    Switch eShop

    Review ACORN Tactics

    Not a tough nut to crack

    Thanks to Fire Emblem, strategy role-playing games have found themselves in a position far-removed from the niches they once resided in. With consoles and handhelds in particular, there’s been an emphasis in keeping the complexity and deep thinking that’s involved intact, but introducing them to players in a way that...

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    • Switch eShop
    • ACORN Tactics
  • News Plan The Ultimate Portable Heist As Payday 2 Steals A February Release Date

    It's drill maintenance, on the go

    If you're a Switch owner and you haven't had the pleasure of planning out your very own virtual heists in Payday 2 then you're in for a treat as Strarbreeze Studios unique shooter is set to arrive on Switch in 2018. In fact, you won't have to wait long - that vague 'winter release' window we were given earlier in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Payday 2
  • News Mom Hid My Game! Gets a Festive Release on the Switch eShop

    But has Mom hidden your eShop credit?

    In Nintendo's late August 'Nindies Showcase' it demonstrated some fascinating and intriguing games; then it rather jokingly introduced Mom Hid My Game!, which is coming to the Switch and 3DS eShop. Previously released on mobile, it's a light-hearted title in which you work through various rooms and solve puzzles...

    • Switch eShop
  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: Moon Kingdom Power Moon Locations And Walkthrough

    Every Power Moon location revealed and explained

    Welcome to our ultimate guide for collecting every Power Moon from the Moon Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey! Below, you'll find maps detailing the exact location for all 38 of the Power Moons located in this Kingdom, as well as descriptions on how to get each and every one of them. The numbers on...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features

Monday11th Dec 2017

  • News Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Rumbles Onto Switch May 2018

    Twelve games in the series anytime, anywhere.

    Get your arcade sticks ready, because the Mega Man collections were just the beginning: Capcom will bring Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection onto the Nintendo Switch in May 2018!  This compilation will contain no less that twelve arcade perfect ports of the series as follows: Street...

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    • Capcom
    • Street Fighter
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    Switch

    Review WWE 2K18

    Debuts don’t come more botched than this

    Disclaimer: At the time of writing, developer Blind Squirrel has yet to patch the significant performance problems hampering WWE 2K18 on Switch, so we've published our review - and a score that reflects its current state - in full below. However, we do know that a patch is being worked on, so in the...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • WWE 2K18
  • News Capcom Could Be Bringing Even More Ports To Nintendo Switch

    Ones that haven't already appeared on Nintendo consoles, that is

    It was only a few hours ago we reported on Square Enix expressing renewed interest in opening up its digital back catalogue to Switch thanks to a very strong first nine months for the console, and now it looks like it's not the only Japanese publishing powerhouse potentially...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Street Fighter
    • Resident Evil Revelations
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    Switch eShop

    Review Nine Parchments

    Magic and monsters

    Nine Parchments is the latest title from Frozenbyte, the developer of games such as the Trine series and, more recently on Switch, Has-Been Heroes. Just as the Trine series did before it, this game places a heavy focus on co-operative play with up to four players able to team up and enjoy the adventure together. You can play alone...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Nine Parchments
  • News Final Fantasy And More Could One Day Arrive On Switch As Square Enix Considers Future Ports

    Time to unlock the vault

    We all know Switch is the hottest place to be right now, especially when it comes to giving classic titles a new lease of life - just look at the recently announced Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection - so you'll be pleased as punch to learn Japanese publishing giant Square Enix is keen to get some of its digital back...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Square Enix
  • News Teaser For Next Year's Pokémon Movie Reveals New Art Style

    Attack On Titan's Wit Studio helping out this time around

    A teaser trailer for the next Pokémon movie has just gone live online, showing off a new art style and character design. Due for release on July 13th, 2018 in Japan, the movie will be overseen by animation firm OLM, as usual. However, this time around production will be handled...

    • Pokemon
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    Switch eShop

    Review Mutant Mudds Collection

    Muddy brilliant

    The Mutant Mudds series has seen its fair share of love from critics and players alike over the last few years; the wonderful Mutant Mudds won us all over when it originally released on 3DS (and then again in a deluxe version for Wii U), and then Mutant Mudds Super Challenge came along, taking everything we already knew and loved and...

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    • Mutant Mudds Collection
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    3DS

    Review River City: Rival Showdown

    Come get some!

    Following on from last year’s River City: Tokyo Rumble, Natsume is taking the rough ‘n’ tumble Kunio-Kun out for another spin in a follow up action game. River City: Rival Showdown largely follows the same beats as its predecessor, but refines many of its ideas down into a tighter and more enjoyable experience. Though it still...

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    • 3DS
    • River City
    • Rival Showdown
  • News Kirby And Friends Are Getting Some Super Cute Big Chinned-Gachapon Toys

    Think Funko Pop Vinyls only with huge jawlines

    Funko isn't the only company turning your most beloved characters into oversized caricatures. Over in Japan, gachapon maker Panda no Ana has been making a name for itself with Shakurel Planet - a range of toy-capsules that contain miniature animals with oversized jaws - and it's now turned its attention...

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    • 3DS
    • Kirby
    • Japan
    • Merchandise
  • Gallery Checking Out 8Bitdo's New SNES Classic Edition Wireless Gamepad

    New look, same quality

    While the biggest news to come out of 8Bitdo recently is the launch of the excellent SN30 Pro controller, the company has also released another notable product: the SNES Classic Edition Wireless Gamepad. As the title suggests, this is a controller aimed at those who have purchased a SNES Classic Edition and are looking for a...

    • Gallery
    • 8Bitdo
    • Accessories
    • SNES Classic
    • Retro
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    Switch eShop

    Review Kid Tripp

    The Kid Is Alright

    The 2D platformer has been a video game staple for decades, and remains popular to this very day. In fact it's been experiencing something of a renaissance lately, as mobile gaming boils the premise down to its most addictive, fast-paced essence for quickfire play sessions. Kid Tripp was one such hit that originally...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Kid Tripp
  • News Forthcoming Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Update Brings Gardening And Crafting

    Green fingers ahoy

    Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been something of a pleasant surprise, offering plenty of charm, character and engaging gameplay for mobile players. OK, so it's not quite the full Animal Crossing sequel that fans of New Leaf are waiting for, but it's nice all the same. A new announcement has gone live in the game which details a...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Mobile
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    Switch eShop

    Review Plantera Deluxe

    Flex those green fingers

    Gardening is said to be good for your health. It can relieve stress, help combat anxiety and depression, and improve your overall mental wellbeing. Studies conducted in the past have proven caring for a plant or garden is therapeutic and can better a person’s quality of life. So how does a video game about a virtual garden...

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    • Plantera Deluxe
  • News Retro Alert! Mega Drive Is Getting A New Arcade-Style Shooter In 2018

    No, we're serious - and you can fund it on Kickstarter now

    A whole 30 years after its initial release, the humble Mega Drive/Sega Genesis is getting a new game. That's right, in 2018, British indie studio Bitmap Bureau will be bringing, Xeno Crisis, an arena-style shooter with procedural generated maps and rooms, to Sega's old school...

  • News 3DS Title Detective Pikachu Gets A European Rating From PEGI

    Coming in time for the movie hype?

    3DS eShop title Detective Pikachu has been rated by the PEGI for a Europe release, it has been revealed. The Pokémon spin-off - which is getting a Hollywood movie with Ryan Reynolds in the lead role - launched in Japan way back in February 2016. It plays like a classic point-an

    • Pokemon
    • Detective Pikachu
    • 3DS
    • PEGI
    • 3DS eShop
  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: Bowser's Kingdom Power Moon Locations And Walkthrough

    Every Power Moon location revealed and explained

    Welcome to our ultimate guide for collecting every Power Moon from Bowser's Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey! Below, you'll find maps detailing the exact location for all 62 of the Power Moons located in this Kingdom, as well as descriptions on how to get each and every one of them. The numbers on...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch