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TodayWed, 21st Feb 2018

  • Guide Payday 2 FAQ - Everything You Need To Know About The Co-Op Heist Shooter

    Cash out

    Payday 2 is about to join the Nintendo Switch's very small selection of first person shooters. But where this differs from the likes of DOOM, is in that multiplayer takes priority over single player. More importantly though, it focuses on co-op, which is an area in which the Switch specialises in. You'll play with up to three other players...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Payday 2

YesterdayTue, 20th Feb 2018

  • News The Lost Child Is Bringing Cthulhu-Inspired Demons To Switch This Year

    A legendary battle arrives this summer

    NIS America is bringing its epic RPG The Lost Child to Nintendo Switch this Summer, it has been revealed. The title features a "Cthulhu-inspired menagerie of angels, demons and everything in between" according to the official PR, and will also be hitting PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. If you're...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video What's It Like To Play DOOM With Motion Controls, Then?

    Alex finds out, using science (kinda)

    DOOM was updated today with motion control support, bringing Splatoon 2-style aiming to one of the most impressive technical showcases on Switch. This significant update has caught the attention of quite a few Switch owners, and if you've previously passed on purchasing the game, it could be the selling point...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Videos
    • DOOM
  • News Spanish Retailer Lists Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for Switch, Fuels Rumours

    Crate expectations

    With rumours flying about a remastered Spyro The Dragon trilogy is coming to Switch some time in the future, there are also persistent whispers that the other colourful mascot from PlayStation's early years is also Switch-bound. Yes, of course we mean Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and a new listing on a Spanish online retailer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • rumour
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    Switch eShop

    Review Pool Billiard

    First round exit

    There has been a surprising amount of pool-based games released onto the Nintendo eShop as of late, hasn’t there? We have the simply named Pool, which looks to be giving Tennis a run for its money in the award for most generic title of 2018, as well as Premium Pool Arena that looks to add a fair amount of customisation into the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Pool Billiard
  • Feature Getting The Best Picture Out Of Your Nintendo 64: The RGB Edition

    Soupy visuals, begone!

    You'll have to forgive us, but we're a little obsessed with getting the best picture quality out of dusty old game hardware here at Nintendo Life. Those of you with long memories may recall our early experiments with upscaling and scanline-generating devices many years ago, and more recently we've looked at the benefit of HDMI...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • N64
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    Switch eShop

    Review Aqua Kitty UDX

    Pawsitively awesome

    It's nice when you play a game that's focused on delivering one thing, and delivering that thing well, as opposed to a more ambitious vision that's never realized. Aqua Kitty UDX is the perfect example of this, presenting a straightforward gameplay style that's wholly unoriginal, but also extremely polished. It's an absolute...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Aqua Kitty UDX
  • News The Platform-Unifying Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Looks Like A Chip Off The Old Block

    Crafting on Switch gets an upgrade

    Unless you've been hibernating for the last few months, you'll know Microsoft and Swedish developer Mojang is hard at work on what they're calling the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft, a post-Better Together Update revamp that will unify the PC version, the Xbox versions and the all the Pocket Editions (including...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Get Your Thinking Caps On For Membrane On Switch

    Build, bend and break your world

    We love a good puzzler here at Nintendo Life and our resident reviewer and MSU1 expert Shiryu assures us that this is shaping up to be pretty darn good. Membrane by developer Perfect Hat is a creative-action puzzle game in which you build, bend and break the world around you while experimenting to create...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Arena Shooter At Sundown Will Plunge The Switch Into Darkness This Spring

    "A deathmatch in the dark"

    Publisher Versus Evil, in partnership with indie developer Mild Beast Games, has announced that the top-down, shoot 'em up game At Sundown will be releasing on Nintendo Switch this spring. At Sundown is a stealth-based arena shooter where four players can compete in online and local deathmatch games. Action takes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder Will Devastate The Switch eShop Soon

    More dangerous than a paper cut!

    We quite liked Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder when it popped up on WiiWare way back in 2011. Our reviewer at the time, Zach boldly stated it was, "Not the worst game ever," - a claim which we still stand by. Polish developer iFun4All - which recently released Serial Cleaner,

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video This Homemade Pikmin Adventure Is A Veritable Winter Wonderland

    A proper Pikmin tribute

    While Pikmin 4  continues to pickle and bubble away behind closed Nintendo doors, there's still plenty of fan love for the oddball series among fans. Longtime Nintendo-based YouTuber and animator Josh Thomas is one of those fans, and he's produced his own fair share of convincing tributes in the past (including...

    • Video
    • Pikmin
  • Rumour A Second Toy Maker Says A New Sonic Racing Game Really Is Revving Its Engines

    The evidence is mounting...

    One of many hot rumours floating about right now centres around developer Sumo Digital and the purported return of Sonic The Hedgehog in vehicle racing form. As well as suggestions that it'll be entirely focused on the blue marsupial, a second toy maker has come forward with a new toyline tied to an upcoming Sonic racing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Mario's Very Own Encylopedia Will Leap Onto Book Shelves This October

    But no Super Mario Odyssey...

    Having scored a hat trick with its Zelda-themed reference books (Hyrule Historia, the Zelda Encyclopedia and Arts & Artifacts), Dark Horse Publishing is pinning its hopes on another Nintendo icon with a new guide on all things Mario-related. The Super Mario Encyclopedia will cover 30 years of the plumber's...

    • Guides
    • Mario
    • Zelda
  • News Duck Game Is Set To Make A Splash On Nintendo Switch

    More details still to come

    A new blog post from Landon Podbielski, the developer behind the multiplayer action release Duck Game, has confirmed that the title is headed to Nintendo Switch. Originally released on OUYA back in 2014, with more recent ports to Steam and PS4, the title was actually very briefly included in last February's Nindies...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Retro Shmup Kyogeki Quartet Fighters Blasts Onto The Japanese Switch eShop This Week

    Complete with music from famous Japanese composers

    Japanese developer Happymeal is bringing retro-style shooter Kyogeki Quartet Fighters to Switch next week, it has been revealed. The news comes in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu, which lists a Nintendo eShop release for February 22nd, with a cost of 1,389 Yen. The game allows up to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News New DOOM Update Adds Motion Controls On Nintendo Switch

    Hell has never been so accessible

    Released towards the end of last year, DOOM was one of the more surprising, yet extremely welcome, additions to the Switch's early library - so much so that it starred in our most memorable games of 2017 feature. To add to the game's rather ferocious impact on Nintendo's hybrid console, publisher Bethesda has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DOOM
    • Updates
  • News Nintendo Changes Requirements For Its Controversial YouTube Creators Program

    *coin sound*

    There’s been lots of noise made about how Nintendo treats its fans in the video production world, with many decrying its arguably unfair rules against content creators. Those who produce videos about Nintendo content must subscribe to the program in order to receive a cut of the advertising revenue, and now a new rule change has...

    • Nintendo
    • YouTube
  • News Nintendo On How It Views Indie and AAA Games

    All games are created equal

    The Nintendo Switch has been a runaway success, smashing sales records and bringing Nintendo back from the brink after the Wii U. Even so, the argument of AAA game releases vs. indies is still ongoing, with some saying that the Switch has too many indies and not enough AAA games to be considered competitive with the Xbox...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nindie
  • News Hackers Turn The Nintendo Switch Into A Functioning Linux Tablet

    "Code execution is all the rage these days, but can your Switch do this?"

    Nintendo's reputation for fighting hackers every step of the way in commendable, but it would seem that by pairing itself with tech giant Nvidia - whose Tegra silicon powers the console - the Japanese giant is going have to accept that things aren't as nailed-down as they used...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hacking

Monday19th Feb 2018

  • News The Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2 Are Headed To Switch On 22nd May

    There's even a rad retail version, too

    Mega Man is celebrating his 30th anniversary in style. First there's news of a MM-themed bike and range of ride wear, and now the biggie - confirmation that Mega Man Legacy Collection (which previously appeared on 3DS in 2016) and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 will launch on Nintendo Swi

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Nintendo Switch Online Prices For Those Playing Down Under Are Finally In

    NZ gamers will be paying slightly more, though

    Nintendo Switch Online is only seven months away, and we're slowly starting to see the prices plans for each region. Now it's the turn of the service's planned launch in Australia and New Zealand, and the prices for both countries have been revealed. A one-month membership in Australia will cost...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News New RiME Patch Addresses A Multitude Of Sins On Switch

    But has it come too late?

    When we reviewed RiME a short time ago, we lamented the fact that the Switch port had so many issues. From the muddy visuals to the often appalling frame rate, the Nintendo port was a bit of a mess - something that was hard to swallow after the long wait for the game's release. A patch was promised which would fix many of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • RiME
    • Updates
  • News Heavy FIFA 18 Switch Discount Sends The Footie Franchise to Number One in The UK Charts

    And Bayonetta 2 performs some chart magic

    Last week's UK chart data is in, and it was a great run for FIFA 18 with the combined formats chart showing the footie simulator surging back into first place thanks to a heavy discount on the Nintendo Switch version. Combined with the other formats, the annual instalment held off Kingdom Come:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
    • Charts
  • Random Funko Is Confused About Whether Or Not It's Licenced To Make Earthbound Merch

    Pop-up shop?

    If you're a fan of pop culture collectables then chances are you'll already been aware of Funko's line of big-headed figures, known as Pop! This series of successful toys has covered a wide range of media, including TV, movies, comics, cartoons and - of course - video games. The company has just released a Strider Hiryu figure for...

    • EarthBound
    • SNES
    • Merchandise
    • Toys
    • Funko
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    Switch

    Review Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame

    Riding hard or hardly riding?

    Like the name indicates this is the officially licensed game for Monster Energy Supercross so if you happen to be a fan of the sport feel free to bump the final score by one whole point since you will probably get more out of this one than the average Switch owner. The game does a good job portraying racers, bikes and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Monster Energy Supercross
  • News Super-Tough Platformer OkunoKa Has Been Announced For Nintendo Switch

    "Heroes don't die, they respawn"

    Luce Games has announced that its upcoming platformer OkunoKa will be arriving on Nintendo Switch later this year. OkunoKa is a 2D 'masocore' platform game, a genre that commonly tests players to the limit with frustratingly difficult platforming sections mixed with fast respawns and hectic gameplay action. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Full-Scale Development Of Shin Megami Tensei V Has Finally Begun

    "I feel that the production staff has come together considerably"

    Shin Megami Tensei V has now entered "full-scale development", according to producer Kazuyuki Yamai. Despite the fact that the game was announced some time ago, the project hasn't hit its stride until very recently, as Yamai explains to 4Gamer:

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Shin Megami Tensei
    • Atlus
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review 2020 Super Baseball

    Baseball with a twist

    The Neo Geo sports games that have so far appeared on Switch offer up simple quick-to-play arcade experiences, but 2020 Super Baseball is a bit different. It’s not because it’s predicting some radical rule changes in a couple of years time (we’ve already had futuristic takes on football and volleyball), but because games...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
    • 2020 Super Baseball
  • News Amazon Listing Suggests Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Is Headed To Switch

    With a possible March release date

    While no official announcement has been made for a Switch version of the game, an Amazon Germany listing suggests that Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles may well be getting a release on the console very soon. Released last summer on other platforms, Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is an adventure game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Tagging In With SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Producer Yasuyuki Oda & Director Kaito Soranaka

    "I think you can call it a spiritual successor to Gals Fighters"

    Of all the titles announced in January’s Nintendo Direct, one of the biggest surprises was SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy. An all-female fighter featuring 2-vs-2 action and a cast of some of SNK’s best-loved characters, wrapped up in over-the-top costumes and candy-coated style, SNK...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • SNK
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Awesome Get Equipped With This Speedy Mega Man Road Bike

    Celebrating the 30th anniversary in style

    Cycling is the new golf, and lots of folks are hopping on their bikes at the weekend to get a bit of fresh air and exercise with some chums. While many of the popular cycle manufacturers such as Giant, Specialized and Cannondale offer some striking designs for their range of road bikes - if you...

    • Awesome
    • Mega Man
    • Cycling
  • News Arcade-Action Brawler Varion Is Blasting Its Way Onto Switch This Spring

    A couch co-op calamity

    Indie game studio Rundisc has announced that its upcoming brawler Varion will be launching this spring on Nintendo Switch. Inspired by recent 'couch co-op' hits Towerfall Ascension and Gang Beasts, Varion is aiming to be the perfect local multiplayer experience, allowing you to fight against your friends in good-spirited...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News This Kickstarter Campaign Wants To Give Harvest Moon 64 The Guide It Never Had

    It's only 19 years too late

    One avid gamer and graphic artist is looking to bring their own fan-made guide for Harvest Moon 64 to the masses, and they've turned to Kickstarter and the power of the crowdfunding dollar to do it. The guide itself has already been made and is based off Kansas City-based Gerry's Guides own experience with the game, as...

    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Splatoon 2 European Championship Final Takes Place In March

    Polymanga will host a special virtual concert, too

    Following some intense local competitions during 2017, the time has (almost) come to crown Europe's best Splatoon 2 team. On March 31st, the region's best players will converge on Switzerland to find out once and for all who is the freshest team. As if that wasn't exiting enough, Polymanga...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Europe
    • Events

Saturday17th Feb 2018

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    Switch eShop

    Review Old Man's Journey

    An important pilgrimage

    Old Man's Journey is one of those games that’s hard to talk about without venturing into spoiler territory. As a short but sweet experience, it’s the story that takes centre stage here, with the gameplay confined to the audience of the auditorium. It’s definitely not going to be a game for everyone, but does this...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Old Mans Journey
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    Switch eShop

    Review Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Gate Of Doom

    A retro revival

    The 1990 fantasy action arcade game Gate of Doom (also known as Dark Seal) – by the now-defunct Data East – is the first of 20 titles Flying Tiger Entertainment plans to re-release on Nintendo's latest system. With the assistance of "one of gaming's worst mascots" promoting this retro line, the official rebranding for the Switch...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Gate Of Doom
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    Switch eShop

    Review Shiftlings - Enhanced Edition

    A Gassy Good Time

    Puzzle platformers come in all shapes and sizes these days, but Shiftlings - Enhanced Edition might take that notion in its own direction. Preferably round, and depending on who’s carrying the fart bubble you might be large or small. Yes, really. The conceit of the game follows two hapless janitors tethered together as they try...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Shiftlings
  • Talking Point What Games Are You Playing This Weekend?

    These are our picks, but what are yours?

    It's that time of the week yet again. The working week is finally at an end (well, for some of us, we feel your pain if you have to go to work this weekend), so we're ready to share with you the games playing on our Nintendo Switches and 3DS in the next couple of days. It's a diverse buffet on offer, ranging...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Talking Point
  • 18

    Switch eShop

    Review TorqueL -Physics Modified Edition-

    Boxed in

    Standing out from the crowd of games on the Switch’s eShop right now is a very challenging task indeed; countless indie developers have flocked to the console to show their support and generate sales of their games, and the digital store’s user interface doesn’t really offer much help to lost customers. On gameplay ideas alone,...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • TorqueL

Friday16th Feb 2018

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    Switch eShop

    Review Fe

    Earth Song

    Having cut its teeth with many a black-humoured title in the past - including the wickedly clever Stick It To The Man and the upcoming Flipping Death - you’d think that Swedish developer Zoink Games had found its niche and settled itself in for the long haul. But then along comes Fe, a game that trades funny bones for heart strings and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
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    Switch eShop

    Review Joe Dever's Lone Wolf

    Old war story

    Joe Dever's Lone Wolf is a seasoned veteran with an intriguing back story and an unorthodox style. It's already a bit of a legend in smartphone gaming circles, but can it live up to the hype here on Nintendo's Switch console in the cold light of 2018? The game has its roots in a highly regarded series of physical adventure game books...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Joe Devers Lone Wolf
  • News Mega Man Legacy Collection Might Be One Release on Switch

    All in one place

    Yesterday brought with it the fascinating news that the upcoming re-release of the Mega Man X series will likely be split between two separate collections, echoing the predecessor collection for the classic Mega Man series. It was assumed that Mega Man Legacy Collection would simply be re-released in two parts as it appeared on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mega Man
  • Rumour Sumo Digital's New Kart Racer Focuses Solely On Sonic And Friends

    No Sega All-Stars this time around?

    Despite Sega's Aaron Webber pouring a bucket of cold water over reports that Sumo Digital is working on a new Sonic & All-Stars racer, the rumours persist. We're now hearing that Sumo is indeed beavering away on a Sonic-themed speed-fest, but this time around it won't be pulling in characters fro

    • Rumour
    • Rumours
    • Sega
    • Sonic
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Bayonetta 2 Secret Accessories, Weapons, Characters, And Costumes - How To Unlock Them All

    Keep no secrets

    Bayonetta 2 sure does like its secrets. There are an absolute ton of different items to unlock in the hack and slasher, which either make life easier or much prettier for you. We also want to make life easier for you, so that's why we've rounded up all of the secret accessories, weapons, characters, and costumes in Bayonetta 2 to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Wii U
    • Guides
    • Switch
  • Weirdness Switch's HD Rumble Helps Australian Man Discover Tumour In His Hand

    "If it hadn’t been for the Switch I wouldn’t have gone to the doctors"

    The Switch's HD Rumble is pretty impressive - but as Australian programmer Chris discovered, it has added benefits. Posting on Reddit, Chris explained that as a huge Nintendo fan, he bought a Switch early on. During one of his many heated Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sessions,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Health
  • News Code Your Own Games On Switch With The Return Of Petit Computer

    It's all in the code

    Back in 2015, we at Nintendo Life were loving the power to code and run our own games on Nintendo 3DS, and now that basic programming suite is back as Petit Computer (or SmileBASIC as it's known in the East) heads to Nintendo Switch. Developer SmileBoom has confirmed the former DSI/3DS eShop hit is bound for Nintendo's latest...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Analogue's Super Nt Gets Its First Jailbroken Firmware

    You can now run SNES ROMs from an SD card

    When we reviewed the stunning Analogue Super Nt recently we commented that the console's SD card slot might be used to deploy jailbroken firmware that enhances the functionality of the machine - very much in the same way that custom firmware allowed you to do cool stuff on Analogue's previous device,...

    • Retro
    • Analogue
    • SNES
    • Super Nt
    • Hardware
  • News Hideki Kamiya Is Already Thinking About Bayonetta 4

    And he's not even finished the third game yet

    We've had a double dose of Bayonetta this week thanks to the release of the first and second games on the Nintendo Switch, and the forthcoming third entry must rank as one of the console's most eagerly anticipated titles. You'd think with the third game in active development PlatinumGames' Hideki...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bayonetta
    • Hideki Kamiya
  • Video Nintendo Labo Is Much More Than Cardboard, You Guys

    What's in the box?

    We were lucky enough to go hands-on with Labo ahead of its official announcement some time ago and after that initial swell of hype has faded, we've almost put it to the back of our minds.  However, Nintendo doesn't want you to forget about this cardboard marvel and has released a

    • Videos
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Labo
  • News Looks Like The Studio That Ported LA Noire Is Working On Dark Souls Remastered

    Reasons to be cheerful

    Yes, it wasn't a fever dream - Dark Souls: Remastered really is coming to Nintendo Switch and it's just over three months out. And as we drag our hollowed form towards that release date, more details are beginning to emerge regarding its development, including who might be dealing with the porting process. According to a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Brushing Up On Fox N Forests With Developer Bonus Level

    A love letter to the 16-bit era for seasoned platforming fans.

    Inspired heavily by the golden age of 2D platformers, German developer Bonus Level is bringing Fox N Forest, its gorgeous, season-changing action game to Nintendo Switch after a successful Kickstarter campaign way back in August 2016. It's already made a name for itself on Steam, so with...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Switch eShop
    • Europe
  • News Pokémon GO's Latest Event Is On Right Now, And There's A Brand New Shiny Pokémon

    The Lunar New Year is upon us

    Pokémon GO continues be the mobile hit that keeps on giving, so it's no surprise as one event draws to a close another one is about to take its place. This time it's the turn of the Year of the Dog, with extra stardust being dealt out for any doggy Pokémon caught in the next couple of days. The event kicked off...

    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
  • News Super Famicom Exclusive JRPG La Wares Translated Into English

    A late Valentine Day's gift from Dynamic Designs

    Hot on the heels of its complete English translation of Princess Minerva last year, Dynamic Designs is back with a new translation release for yet another Japan only Super Famicom JRPG; Shin Seikoku: La Wares now joins the ever growing list of Super Famicom games that is now accessible to any...

    • SNES
    • Retro
    • Super Famicom
    • Translation
    • Shin Seikoku: La Wares
  • News Indie Beat 'Em Up I Am The Hero Is Smashing Its Way Onto Switch This Year

    Inspired by the classics

    Ratalaika Games has announced that it will be bringing Crazyant's pixel art, beat 'em up, fighting game I Am The Hero to Nintendo Switch this year. I Am The Hero is described as 'a love note to retro gaming', ripped from the fuzzy memories of the developer’s childhoods and seasoned with a wild passion for fighting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Runner3 Completes Development, Submitted to Nintendo

    The last leg of the race

    Runner3 is one of the higher profile indie games on the horizon for the Switch, continuing the rhythm-platformer gameplay in what seems like an even more outlandish adventure than the last. The game was promised for a 2018 release date, and it seems that the developers are closing in on announcing that release date, as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Runner3
  • Guide Bayonetta 2 Combo List - All Of The Attack Combos By Weapon

    Switch up your combos

    Bayonetta 2 is all about its combos. If you really want to master the combat system, you're going to have to learn a few of these, and fast. There are a few different combo types as well: ground, air, and unique combos that you can only pull off with a particular weapon. It's worth noting that you can perform all of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Wii U
    • Switch
  • News Two New Hamster ACA Titles Dropping Next Week On Switch eShop

    Magical Drop III and Heroic Episode demand your coins

    Data East's love affair with the Nintendo Switch is set to continue next week thanks to Hamster's Arcade Archives label. Magical Drop III drops onto the eShop giving puzzle lovers who keep wandering why Taito's Puzzle Bobble is still a no show on the system something to look forward to. This...

    • Neo Geo
    • Hamster
    • eShop
    • Magical Drop III
    • Switch eShop
  • News Splatoon 2's Sloshing Machine Gets A Neo Makeover This Weekend

    Washing machines live longer with Inklings!

    It's the end of another week, so that can only mean one thing! Another weapon variant for Splatoon 2! This time around, it's the turn of the bulky and mortar-like Sloshing Machine, which will now be available as the Sloshing Machine Neo, complete with a snazzy new look. This version of the meaty weapon...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Zany Sports Title Nippon Marathon Sprints Onto Switch This Autumn

    Fling some fruit across Japan

    PQube and Onion Soup Interactive have announced today that the "multiplayer Japanese sports extravaganza" Nippon Marathon will be coming to the Switch later this year. Currently available on Steam Early Access, the four-player racer tasks you with getting ahead of your rivals by any means possible while avoiding...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News You Can Pre-Order Toki Tori 2+ Right Now And It's Due Out 23rd Feb

    The puzzle adventure goes portable

    Developer Two Tribes has announced its puzzle-adventure sequel Toki Tori 2+ is hitting the Nintendo Switch eShop next week on 23rd February. Previously available on the Wii U eShop, the studio is calling, "the Nintendo Switch Edition is the game's best version yet!" High praise, indeed. Using a whistle and a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Text-Based Adventure Subsurface Circular Is Boarding Switch Next Month

    From Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell

    Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell has revealed that his text-based adventure title Subsurface Circular is bound for Switch next month. Combining superb 3D visuals and a brilliant soundtrack with old-school text adventure mechanics, Subsurface Circular places you in the metal frame of a robot...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mike Bithell

Thursday15th Feb 2018

  • Nintendo Download 15th February (North America)

    All the games and downloadable content hitting the NA eShops

    It's Thursday and that can only mean one thing, people - Nintendo Download day! As usual, Nintendo has stuffed its virtual hamper full of tasty downloadable treats for Nintendo Switch and 3DS, so whether its a new indie hit, a Neo Geo classic, a piece of DLC or a much-wanted theme,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Download
    • 3DS eShop
  • News Mega Man X Collection May Be Coming in Two Separate Releases

    Zero might have cut it in half

    The end of last year was a great one for Mega Man fans, as Capcom announced that the classic series would be continuing with Mega Man 11. Switch owners were given plenty to look for to as well; not only would Mega Man Legacy Collection and its sequel be coming to the platform, but the Mega Man X games were revealed for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mega Man X
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    Switch eShop

    Review Layers Of Fear: Legacy

    When the horror joins you under the covers

    The horror genre hasn’t had the best of starts when it comes to the Nintendo Switch. Don’t Knock Twice was less than thrilling, and Perception is something we’d rather forget about. Next, up steps Layers Of Fear: Legacy, a port of a title from 2016 that has been re-built to take advantage of the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Layers of Fear Legacy
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    Switch eShop

    Review Mercenaries Saga Chronicles

    Three games, one package

    Mercenaries Saga Chronicles is a bundle of three previously released titles, all launching on Switch for the very first time. The first, Mercenaries Saga: Will Of The White Lions, was a mobile title originally, making this the first time it has ever appeared on a dedicated gaming platform. Rounding up the collection are...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Mercenaries Saga Chronicles
  • Nintendo Download 15th February (Europe)

    Games, games and more games on the EU eShop

    It's that time of the week again as the Nintendo Download rolls around with another treasure chest filled with all manner of virtual goodies. Whether it's a brand new game, an extra piece of DLC, a new theme, a free demo or more, there's always a ton of new content to peruse on Nintendo's myriad eShops...

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  • News Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Stomps On To Switch In Spring

    Shaq attaq!

    If you have fond memories of the Shaq Fu games of the 16-bit era, then you are in luck. Shaq is back with Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn which is headed to Nintendo Switch at retail in Spring this year. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is an intense, action-packed beat ‘em up which sees players take on the role of the unstoppable...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Xeodrifter

    Mutant Metroids

    Nowadays, Metroidvanias are all the rage with indie developers, all attempting to offer up their own unique take on the genre. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but there's something to be said about the power of simplicity and just going back to the basics. Xeodrifter is a game that plays it straight with the that...

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    • Xeodrifter
  • News This Nintendo-themed Masking Tape Will Keep Your Labo Stuck On-Brand

    Well, that's Christmas sorted

    Nintendo Labo is only two+ months out, so the Big N is slowly beginning to open up pre-orders across the world and unveil official new items to support all that cardboard folding and creative programming. And that includes unveiling a new line of masking tapes complete with Nintendo-themed patterns. They're currently...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
  • Video Get To Know Nintendo Labo Even Better With These In-Depth Trailers

    Everything you need to know

    Nintendo Labo is a mere two months away, and with a handful of hands-on events taking place across the UK this week, Nintendo has released a slew of new videos that go into a little more depth on what the new cardboard-based experience will offer. The Overview trailer breaks down the three core pillars of Labo - Make,...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Manticore: Galaxy On Fire Will Swoop Onto Switch On 22nd March

    A sci-fi dogfighter on the go

    Publisher Deep Silver and German developer Deep Silver FISHLABS are bringing mobile hit Manticore: Galaxy On Fire to Nintendo Switch, porting a vehicular sci-fi shooter to a much more powerful and versatile handheld platform. The series has already had four installments on mobile, Steam and Mac and it's latest entry...

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    • Upcoming Releases
  • 3

    Switch eShop

    Review Frederic 2: Evil Strikes Back

    Auto tuned

    Piano-playing, musically-dueling Polish composer Frédéric Chopin is back again, with a sequel to his stylish piano game Resurrection Of Music, by developer Forever Entertainment. This time, subtitled Evil Strikes Back, our heroic maestro's duty is to rescue his precious Muses from a new, sinister and enigmatic threat (weirdly...

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  • News Practice Your Llama-Platforming Skills With Superola and The Lost Burgers, Jumping Onto Switch Soon

    Is this a dream?

    Indie developer Undercoders has announced that Superola and The Lost Burgers will be releasing on Nintendo Switch on February 22nd. In the game, players control a burger-loving llama in its quest to recover the delicious hamburgers stolen by an alien hotdog race. Don't worry, we have pinched ourselves to make sure that we...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Indie Shmup Steredenn Is Getting An Expanded Binary Stars Edition On Switch

    It's due 8th March

    French developer Pixelnest Studio has today announced that Steredenn: Binary Stars, a hugely expanded version of the indie hit Steredenn, will be launching on Nintendo Switch on 8th March. 2018. It's a shmup crossed with a roguelike and you can play through its (almost) randomly created environments either solo or with a friend in...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Bayonetta 2 Broken Witch Heart Locations - How To Find All 40 Of Them

    Mend a broken heart

    Bayonetta 2 is not an easy game. Each hit you take brings you closer to death, so you'll probably want to give yourself a boost in HP. The way to do that is to collect Broken Witch Hearts. There are 40 of these in total, and much like in The Legend of Zelda, collecting four of these creates a Witch Heart that boosts your health...

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  • Feature Catching Up With Mega Ran Ahead Of His UK Tour

    "I'm really excited to see places I've never seen before"

    Hip hop/ nerd core artist and producer Mega Ran returns to our humble shores this month for a nationwide tour. After securing an exclusive licensing deal with Capcom, the former teacher has toured all over the world and released multiple albums inspired by some of the most revered games and...

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  • News Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition Will Double Up On Switch Next Week

    'Run, jump, cry'

    Ratalaika Games has announced that Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition will be launching on Nintendo Switch on February 23rd. An improved version of 2016's Twin Robots, released on Wii U, this game is a 2.5D platformer in which two little robots have been imprisoned, needing to find the way out of each level in a bid to escape...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    Switch

    Review Bayonetta 2

    The shadow remains cast!

    While Wii U has ultimately become little more than a benchmark for Nintendo Switch sales to surpass, the experimental pit stop between Wii and Nintendo’s hybrid handheld still had a handful of must-have games. Bayonetta 2 sits proudly at the top of that list, and now the bold and brazen action-adventure breaks the...

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  • News Look, Capcom Knows You Really Want Monster Hunter World On Switch

    "We’re aware of that request"

    Jeez, you guys. Can you, like, stop with all this "when is Monster Hunter World coming to Switch?" nonsense for just one second? Poor old Capcom's sick to death of hearing about how much you want it on Nintendo's machine, OK? And who came blame Capcom, right? Monster Hunter World has been a complete and...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Capcom
    • Haruhiro Tsujimoto
  • 64

    Switch eShop

    Review Bayonetta

    Every witch way

    With Bayonetta 3 teased as a Nintendo Switch exclusive, it’s finally time for the sassy Umbra Witch to cartwheel a flurry of bullets onto the hybrid handheld hardware in anticipation. Much like Bayonetta 2, the original instalment in the action-adventure series has been retooled for Switch, and while this isn’t first time the...

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    • Bayonetta
  • 25

    Switch eShop

    Review Earth Wars

    A.N.T.I. Heroes.

    Following a 2016 release on other platforms (and known as Earth's Dawn in the West - it has been self-published on Switch, hence its original name), Japanese developer One Or Eight brings its 2D side-scrolling slash 'em up Earth Wars to Nintendo Switch, with moody, post apocalyptic sci-fi backdrop, a mix of old school brawling and...

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  • Feature Suiting Up For Combat With Battle Princess Madelyn On Switch And Wii U

    "I hope Maddi is proud of what we’re accomplishing"

    With its gorgeous 2D visuals and old-school sensibilities, Battle Princess Madelyn has been on our radar for months now. A love letter to games like Ghosts 'n Goblins and Black Tiger, Madelyn is built using Unity and is currently scheduled for release on Switch and Wii U - yes, you read...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Features
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  • Awesome Behold This Amazing Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 3D Printed Hyrule Castle

    Looks good enough to eat

    Some days you just see some things on the interwebz and you think to yourself "how even did they do that?" Reddit user cryptid007's 3D Printed Hyrule Castle from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gave us one of those moments of awe when we saw it today. This 3D printed wonder was made with assisted of a...

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  • Rumour Spyro Trilogy Coming To Multiple Formats Next Year After PS4 Exclusivity Ends

    Hot stuff?

    According to Kotaku UK - which has consulted sources close to the project - we'll be getting a Spyro the Dragon Trilogy Remaster this year similar in scope to the wildly-successful Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. The games included will be Spyro the Dragon, Ripto's Rage!, and Year of the Dragon, and there's a chance that...

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  • News This Face-To-Face Cabinet From Japan Is How Local Multiplayer Should Be Played

    It's due out in May

    We all know local multiplayer is one of Nintendo Switch's most attractive features - especially while we wait until September for the Online Service to finally go live - so imagine our surprise/excitement when we got wind a firm in Japan is manufacturing a cabinet that houses two Switches and their Joy-Cons and creates the...

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  • News Splatoon 2 Crosses The Two Million Marker As Nintendo Titles Swamp The Japanese Charts

    Monster Hunter World dominates the top spot, however

    You have to hand it to Capcom, Monster Hunter World still reigns supreme in the Japanese charts according to the latest Media Create figures. Then of course we have the new entries of Dynasty Warriors 9 and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet -- two franchises which prove...

    • Japan
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Humanity Doesn't Deserve This Amazing Rocket League Hot Wheels Play Set

    RC cars and DLC on the way

    Rocket League is pretty amazing, but combined with Hot Wheels, it's a whole new level of awesome. Psyonix and Hot Wheels have revealed that they are collaborating on the Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals Set. Due for release this fall, the set contains bluetooth-connected Octane and Dominus Battle-Cars that you can...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News The Simply Named 'Pool' Becomes The Third Pool-Based Game Released On Switch In Just Two Weeks

    A 'triangle' of releases

    In what must have surely started as a conspiracy between video game developers across the world, a European eShop listing has revealed that Pool will be released on February 20th, becoming the third pool-based game to arrive on the console in just two weeks. Described as 'an easy to play game for all ages', Pool allows...

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  • Guide Bayonetta 2 - How The Combat Scoring System Works And How To Get A Platinum Trophy In Every Battle

    She shoots, she scores

    Your favourite Umbran Witch is back and with full force. Not only are both Bayonetta and the Wii U exclusive sequel out on Nintendo Switch this week, but a third entry is already in the works as a Switch exclusive no less. Given that basically no one bought a Wii U (sorry, Wii U!) chances are you've never played this...

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  • News THQ Nordic Acquires Deep Silver Owner Koch Media In $150 Million Deal

    Former THQ brands all united under one roof

    Publisher THQ Nordic is set to acquire Koch Media in a deal understood to be worth €121 million ($149.6 million). The deal is for the entirety of Koch's business, which includes the video game publisher Deep Silver. Deep Silver oversees franchises such as Saints Row, Dead Island and Metro, and is acting...

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  • News Nintendo Switch Titles Are Still Holding Their Own In The UK Charts

    Plenty of Switch games in the top 20

    The latest UK software sales charts are in from GfK Chart-Track and they show some of Nintendo Switch's strongest titles are still selling well. So Switch games aren't tackling any of the top spots right now, but then again the platform hasn't had any triple-A, mainstream-capturing releases since 2017 so the fact...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
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  • News TwitchPlaysPokémon Is Back, This Time Playing Pokémon Red And Blue Simultaneously

    Gotta catch 'em all... twice

    TwitchPlaysPokémon has become a rather iconic staple of the streaming service over the last few years; the original live stream, which happened all the way back in 2014, completely took the internet by storm, generating many hours of madness and memes that will potentially live on for a very long time. If you're...

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    Review Qbik

    It’s a block-eat-block world out there

    The hybrid design of Nintendo Switch makes it the ideal system for all types of games. As illustrated by previous releases on the platform, there are certain games catering to prolonged couch sessions while other titles have been providing audiences with shorter bursts of fun better suited to the daily...

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  • Guide Bayonetta 2 Angelic Hymns Locations - How To Find Them All And Unlock The Hidden Weapons

    Heaven's wrath

    There are a bunch of collectibles to track down in Bayonetta 2. You've got Angelic Hymns, Hidden Verses, Journal Echoes, Umbran Crows, Broken Moon Pearls, Broken Witch Hearts, Accessories, Weapons, and Costumes. It's pretty insane. We want to make it easier for you to unlock all of these things, so we're running a guide series on how...

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  • News Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut Will Slash Its Way Onto The Switch eShop Next Month

    Gore, gore, and more gore

    Digerati and Blue Wizard Digital have announced that Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut will be arriving on Nintendo Switch next month, and with a shiny new trailer to boot. Slayaway Camp is a killer puzzle game where you control Skullface, a psychotic slasher hell-bent on revenge. Inspired by '80s horror movies, the game sees...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
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  • News The Detective Pikachu Movie Finds A New Cast Member In Singer Rita Ora

    Another name on the cast sheet

    The Detective Pikachu movie is already in production - we even got to see some of its props on-location in London - and it's now added another name to the call sheet in singer and actress Rita Ora. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the British artist has an unspecified role but she joins Ryan Reynolds, Ken Watanabe,...

    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Floor Kids Is Getting a Vinyl Soundtrack Release in April

    Radical

    Floor Kids was a welcome surprise on the Switch eShop, blending hand drawn art with an infectious hip hop soundtrack and rhythm gameplay. The music—produced by Kid Koala—was a serious highlight for the release, and now those of you who loved it will have a chance to own the full soundtrack in its own separate release. Kid Koala just...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Guide Bayonetta 2 Hidden Verses - How To Find Them In Every Single Chapter

    Also known as Muspelheim

    In your single minded determination to burn through all Bayonetta 2 has to offer, you might completely miss a bunch of Hidden Verses. These provide even more battles in each chapter that let you duff up even more enemies, and beef up your score at the end. So they're well worth hunting down, basically. Or, you could save...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Guide Bayonetta 2 Broken Moon Pearl Locations - How To Find All Sixteen To Increase Your Magic Gauge

    It's a kind of magic

    Find two Broken Moon Pearls in Bayonetta 2 and you'll get an extra orb on your magic gauge. So if you like using attacks that require magic, you're going to want to hunt these down. To make that easier for you, we've listed all of their locations below by chapter. <related tags="Bayonetta 2, Guides">Are you finding this...

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  • Guide Bayonetta 2 Journal Echo Locations – How To Find All Of Them To Fill In Plot Gaps

    Echoes of the past

    There are a bunch of Journal Echoes to collect in Bayonetta 2, and while they don't actually unlock anything, they're worth collecting if you care about story. Each of them fills in a few gaps in the plot to help enrich the experience, and breath a bit more life to the world around you. So if that sounds good to you, read on to...

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    • Switch