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  • Feature The Biggest Nintendo Switch Retail Games of 2018

    Lots to look forward to this year

    With the new year no longer that new, and with Nintendo Switch having had one of the best first years in the industry's history, we thought it was a good time to revive our 'Biggest Games' lists, which were previously started to feel a tad stretched for Wii U and 3DS. So with so many games already hitting the...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Biggest Games
  • News Return To Breath Of The Wild's Divine Beasts With The Latest Boss Keys Analysis Vid

    Zelda's modern take on dungeons, disected

    Over 19 months ago, Game Maker Toolkit's Mark Brown undertook the gargantuan task of revisiting every major entry in The Legend Of Zelda series to investigate what made their defining features - namely those deep and challenging dungeons - so memorable. A good 13 videos later and Mark has finally come to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Which Is Better - Sonic Mania Or Sonic CD? Iretrogamer's Power Team Debates It Out

    Old vs new

    We love Sonic Mania here at Nintendo Life - so much so former editor Thomas Whitehead gave the triumphant retro revival a glowing 9/10 back in 2017 - but did you much of its innovation follows in the footsteps of the equally ingenious Sonic CD?  The Power Team over on the iretrogamer channel have had that very thought on the brain,...

    • Retro
    • Video
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    Switch eShop

    Review BRAWL

    A whiff in the dark

    It’s not uncommon to see a video game take inspiration from others; making liberal use of another’s formula, tweaking it with their own unique ideas in the hopes of pushing some boundaries and changing the gaming landscape all the while. Whereas most games will zig where others have zagged, Bloober Team’s BRAWL takes a road...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • BRAWL
  • Video Watch Link Beat Up Some Crowds In A New Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Trailer

    Laying the smacketh down

    2018 is going to be a huge year for Nintendo Switch - just look at the reveal of Nintendo Labo earlier in the week for a taster of that - and that includes the return of Link and the rest of The Legend Of Zelda gang as Hyrule Warriors returns for a second round of crowd-clearing brawling.  So to get you excited for the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Zelda
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    Switch eShop

    Review Vesta

    Hey! Listen!

    The Legend Of Zelda is one of those series that has had an immeasurable impact on gaming as a whole, yet no copycats have yet managed to quite hit the heights of the famous series. Every now and then, however, you come across one of those games that just gets it. Enter Vesta, a quirky sci-fi puzzler starring a girl and her big robot...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Vesta
  • Random Cleaner At German Video Game Age Ratings Firm Almost Mistook Nintendo Labo For Trash

    "No one would have believed us before the announcement"

    Nintendo Labo is certainly a left-field product; gaming hardware is normally associated with plastic but Nintendo's new initiative is all about cardboard. This development so confused the cleaning staff at the German Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (or USK as it is often...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Labo
    • Germany
  • News Lola Pop and Misango Face Off in the Latest ARMS Party Crash Event

    And it's happening right now!

    In a similar style to Splatoon 2's Splatfests, ARMS' Party Crash events have been giving players something different to sink their gloves into, keeping things fun and interesting. The good news for anyone wishing to take part is that the latest one is happening right now! With Lola Pop and Misango starring as the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
  • Movie Review King Of Kong Meets Spinal Tap In Going For Golden Eye

    "Rule no. 1: Absolutely no use of Oddjob"

    Video games and movies often make uncomfortable bedfellows; just look at the Super Mario Bros. movie from 1993 and Jean-Claude Van Damme's equally risible Street Fighter flick. However, sometimes the combining of these two mediums can yield positive results; King of Kong is one notable example. Jim...

    • Movie Review
    • N64
    • Retro
    • Rare
    • GoldenEye
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Update Allows Certain Quests To Be Completed At Any Time

    Quest fixes and adjustments

    Nintendo has released a new patch for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, updating the humongous RPG to version 1.2.0. This update fixes issues related to a specific Skill RAM and Agate’s Blade Quest “Precious Yearnings,” and will also give the option to skip voiced segments in the game's menus. Perhaps the most interesting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    • Update
  • News Tachyon Project Swoops Onto The Switch eShop Next Week

    We've getting the best version, too

    Eclipse Games has revealed that it is updating its Wii U title Tachyon Project for the Switch. Described as the definitive edition of the dual-stick shooter, the Switch version will include improved graphics, local multiplayer support in story mode, improved enemy creation effects to avoid annoying...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The .52 Gal Deco is Blasting Its Way To Splatoon 2 This Weekend

    52 gallons of goodness

    As is tradition with Splatoon 2, and just like the original Splatoon before it, another new weapon is being introduced to the game this weekend to keep things fresh on the splattlefield. Just about as sparkly and shiny as Splatoon weapons tend to get, the .52 Gal Deco is the new offering this time around. It will come with...

    • Splatoon 2
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News This Year's Genesis 5 Smash Bros Tournament To Officially Partner With Nintendo

    No, we don't mean that Genesis

    Genesis? No we're not talking about the North American alter ego of SEGA Mega Drive or the first book of The Bible, we're talking about something even holier: Smash Bros! Based in the United States, Genesis is a semi-regular tournament that brings some of the best players from around the country (and the world) to...

    • Retro
    • Smash Bros
  • Guide What Is Nintendo Labo? 16 Of Your Questions Answered

    Welcome to the world of Toy-Con

    Hot on the heels of Switch, Nintendo has just announced its latest innovation: Nintendo Labo. To cut a long story short, it's a set of cardboard kits that turn your Switch into, well, anything. In the first pack alone, you can create a set of motorcycle handles, a fishing rod, and even a piano out of car

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Enter The Gungeon Just Received A New Update

    Bringing that sweet, sweet stability

    One of the better co-op games to launch on the Switch eShop late last year was that of Enter the Gungeon, a roguelike shooter in the vein of The Binding of Isaac that’s quite obsessed with guns and bullets. Though it’s been a popular release, it’s been well documented that the Switch version hasn’t been...

    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
    • Enter the Gungeon
  • News Space Dave! Lands on the Switch eShop on 25th January

    Woah

    One of the most delightfully strange experiences that you could find on the Wii U was that of Woah Dave!, a Mario Bros.-like arcade game with nearly endless replay value. Though that game would be a perfect fit for the Switch, developer Choice Provisions has ensured that its sequel, Space Dave!, will be coming to the platform next week. Unlike...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Space Dave!

Thursday18th Jan 2018

  • News Nintendo Confirms It Won't Be Freely Supplying Extra Cardboard Replacements For Labo

    Update: Better look after your original ones

    Update: Following on from post earlier in the day, Nintendo has since clarified its stance on additional cardboard design patterns. IGN France, which originally reported the support for such a long-term feature, reports that Nintendo won't be proving additional cardboard patterns for those that wreck the...

    • Nintendo Labo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Reveals The Top 30 Best Selling Digital Games On Switch In 2017

    With major differences between Japan and the west

    2017 was a fantastic year for digital titles on Switch; developers have been praising the system left, right, and centre for generating impressive sales, and consumers have had a wonderful variety of options to choose from for their gaming needs. Nintendo has now released lists revealing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
  • News Twitter Reacts In Typically Hilarious Fashion To The Nintendo Labo Unveiling

    "How did Arbys predict it though?"

    It's fair to say that many of us were taken by surprise when Nintendo Labo was revealed to an unsuspecting world last night. We were lucky enough to get some hands-on time with Nintendo Labo earlier this week, and it is fantastic fun and brimming with potential. However, it will take a bit of time to win everyone...

    • Nintendo Labo
    • Humour
    • Twitter
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Nintendo Download 18th January (North America)

    Darkest Dungeon, Ambition Of The Slimes and more

    It's Thursday, so that can only mean lots of new games sprinting their way onto the Nintendo Switch and 3DS eShops. As always, Nintendo Life has scoured the web to find you all the latest digital releases now live on your handheld console of choice, and there's a diverse choice of interaction getaways...

    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
  • News Pre-Orders For Nintendo Labo Are Now Available On Amazon

    Get 'em while they're hot

    Although we’ve still got three months to go until Nintendo Labo is on store shelves, fans are already clamoring to have the toy in their hands. There will be two kits initially available for Labo, one for Project Giant Robot and one with a variety of minigames and Labo constructs. If you head on over to Amazon, both of...

    • Nintendo Labo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Reggie On The Future Of Nintendo Labo Regarding Third Parties

    This is only the beginning

    Nintendo Labo is an unprecedented idea for the company, yet one that makes perfect sense given how Nintendo has always been one to march to the beat of its own drum. Though two kits were revealed in the initial announcement for Labo, it seems that this is a long term initiative that the company will continue revisiting in...

    • Nintendo Labo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News UK Pricing For Nintendo Labo Is Confirmed

    Paper for cardboard

    Nintendo UK has confirmed the pricing or Labo in the United Kingdom. A landing page for both the Variety Pack and Robot Pack have gone live on Nintendo UK's Online Store, with the former costing £59.99 and the latter £69.99. The customisation kit is £8.99. We already know that in North America, th

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Labo
    • UK
  • News Labo's Cardboard Revolution Adds Almost $1.4 billion To Nintendo's Value

    Now we just need some sticky back plastic

    A year ago, the reveal of Nintendo Switch helped swell Nintendo's market value by a staggering $1 billion, and now, mere months before the release of Nintendo Labo, the Japanese firm's worth has shot up by another 2.4%. That might not sound like a big percentage, until you realise that translates into a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video There Are More Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Than You Might Expect

    A keen eye reveals all

    Although by no means hidden, there are a number of Nintendo Labo constructables that Nintendo revealed in the video that first looks at the product, but hasn't properly acknowledged since, certainly not in a commercial manner. These include a camera, a pump-action gun of some kind, and a bird just to name a few. You...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
  • News Learn How To Code Your Own Games With FUZE4 Nintendo Switch Later This Year

    A game programming educational tool

    UK-based FUZE Technologies, a company which aims to create tools that make learning and teaching real text based coding easy and accessible, has released some brand new information on their upcoming project for Nintendo Switch. Aptly named FUZE4 Nintendo Switch, this software will feature a comprehensive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Coding
  • Nintendo Download 18th January (Europe)

    All the new games, demos and DLC heading EU and UK eShops

    If you're are recovered from last night's Nintendo Labo hype, you'll notice that there's another fun packed European Nintendo Download to enjoy! This week's haul brings in plenty of new titles to choose from, including two versions of the gory Darkest Dungeon, the light-hearted puzzling of...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Switch eShop
  • News First Labo's Cardboard Piano, Now KORG Gadget Lets You Make Music With Your Joy-Cons

    Music is the answer

    While the internet goes crazy in reaction to Nintendo Labo and its cardboard constructs, another curve ball has been thrown in Nintendo Switch's general direction. KORG (the Japanese electronics giant that specialises in keyboards, guitar pedals and studio recording equipment) will be bringing its KORG Gadget music production

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Switch Tops US Sales In December, 3DS Sales Highest Since 2014

    Nintendo hardware is flying off North American shelves

    According to data collected by NPD Group, a firm that tracks video game sales in the United States, Nintendo Switch sold more units than any other console during the month of December. The five weeks in question saw Switch shift a tidy 1.5 million consoles in one of the busiest months in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
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    Switch eShop

    Review Ambition Of The Slimes

    Here come the slimes

    If you’ve ever played any type of RPG, especially those that see you exploring dark, dingy dungeons to kill off numerous enemies, you will almost undoubtedly have encountered your fair share of slimes. These little creatures have almost become the joke of the gaming world, the monster that gets thrown in as a tutorial because...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Ambition of the Slimes
  • News D3 Publisher Primes A Salvo Of Switch eShop Titles

    Tennis! Billiards! Escape Trick! Erm, Men!

    D3 Publisher is bringing five new titles to the Switch eShop in both Japan and the west, it has been confirmed. The first is Tennis, which will be available in Japan on January 25th and will cost 800 Yen. It showcases 8 characters and 6 courts. The game supports the Pro Controller, but you can also...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review Yōdanji

    Ghosts in the machine

    While some videogame genres remain quite open-ended in interpretation - puzzles or platformers, for instance - others have become decidedly codified. Perhaps no template exemplifies this phenomenon as much as the ‘roguelike’, a game type born from its 1980 PC namesake and with a modern presence on nearly every console under...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Yodanji
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    Switch eShop

    Review Shu

    Glide don't run

    Shu doesn't reflect many modern 2D platformer trends. It's far too old school for that. Rather perversely, it's this traditional approach that makes the game feel rather fresh. We're not dealing with an explorative Metroidvania here, nor is Shu a roguelike with randomised levels and permadeath. It's just a plain old fashioned...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Shu
  • News Irem's Kid Niki Returns Next Week Thanks to Hamster ACA

    Half radical, half ninja, full Niki

    January 25th is becoming quite the notable date for retro gamers who own a Nintendo Switch and we now have word of yet another reason to be excited for next week; Irem's 1986 Kid Niki: Radical Ninja (also known as Kaiketsu Yanchamaru in the Land of the Rising Sun) will join the platform and have the radical honor...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Arcade
    • eShop
    • Hamster
    • Arcade Archives
  • News You Can Now Sign Up For Nintendo Labo Workshops In The UK

    Go hands on

    Nintendo UK has released information relating to a series of Labo workshops it will be holding next month. From February 14th to 17th, the company will be holding events where you can go hands-on with the new product in South Kensington, London. The deadline for registering your interest is February 1st. If you’re a parent/guardian...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Labo
    • UK
    • Events
  • News Rock Out To This Brand New Trailer For MUSYNX on Nintendo Switch

    Portable rhythm action

    PM Studios has revealed a brand new trailer for their rhythm action game MUSYNX, specifically focusing on the Nintendo Switch version coming later this year. The game will feature more than 50 songs to choose from across a variety of genres including pop, classical, trance, rock, and more. MUSYNX was originally a mobile...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Shooting The Breeze With Chromagun Developer, Pixel Maniacs

    "It’s a love-letter to Portal"

    Chromagun is a first person puzzle game with more than a passing resemblance to Valve's much loved Portal games. Despite the immediate similarities, its developer hopes to impress with its own sense of witty humour and fiendishly clever colour based puzzles. With only three colours to choose from, it might seem that...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Preview Hands On And Flying High With Dustoff Heli Rescue 2

    Get to da choppa!

    Much like its mobile and PC-based predecessor, Dustoff Heli Rescue 2 is arcade-style helicopter sim that sees you moving left and right across a 2.5D plane in a variety of customisable whirly birds. Only three of this skyward machines were available in the first game, which increases to a much more satisfying nine this time around...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • eShop
    • Preview
    • Features

Wednesday17th Jan 2018

  • News Nintendo Is Announcing "A New Way To Play" Later Today

    "For kids and those who are kids at heart"

    An interesting tweet has just gone live on Nintendo's Japanese Twitter account which teases a "new way to play". The announcement is coming at 7AM tomorrow morning in Japan, which is 10PM in the UK and 4PM CST. Nintendo UK has also issued a Facebook post, stating that this is for "kids and those who are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Twitter
    • Nintendo Labo
  • Hands On The Future Of Gaming Is Cardboard, Thanks To Nintendo Labo

    First impressions of Nintendo's latest left-field revolution

    Whenever an invite is extended to check something new and interesting at Nintendo's offices immediately after a Nintendo Direct broadcast, it's easy to fall into the trap of making rash assumptions. Given that it has just been confirmed that Dark Souls is Switch-bound, we took it almost as...

    • Nintendo Labo
    • Features
    • Hands On
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Announces Labo, A Range Of Interactive DIY Toys For Switch

    "Our goal is to put smiles on the faces of everyone Nintendo touches"

    Nintendo has lifted the lid on its "new way to play" by announcing Labo, a range of interactive toys which you create yourself. Launching on 27th April, the Labo range currently comprises of two packs, each filled with cardboard panels out of which you can pop-out shapes and...

    • Nintendo Labo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Awesome
  • News Nintendo Keeps Changing The Nintendo Switch Online Service Launch Date

    Is it 2018 or 2019? (Update: it's still 2018)

    Nintendo has just published out a new article on its official What's New news page, and it seemed pretty normal at first. 'Make the most of your Nintendo Switch' covers all the usual things you can do with your handy bit of hybrid hardware, but tucked at the bottom was a sneaky little announcement on the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Amazon Employee Gets Caught Trying To Steal Nintendo Switch Games

    Tut, tut

    We've all felt that burning desire to own the latest and greatest Nintendo games - there have been far too many occasions where a limited edition release has ruined our bank accounts - but to go as far as stealing games is taking things way too far, right? Shockingly, that doesn't seem to be the case for this Amazon employee. It...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Crime
    • Random
  • Feature Nintendo Labo Shouldn't Be A Big Surprise, Nintendo Is A Toymaker First And Foremost

    It's all just a little bit of history repeating

    No doubt the recent reveal of Nintendo Labo came as a massive surprise to many who were expecting the Japanese veteran to reveal something like Virtual Boy 2 or finally have the ill-fated Vitality Sensor brought back to life for Switch, but when you put down that pitchfork and really stop to think...

    • Nintendo Labo
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Developers Can Now Use The Versatile PhyreEngine On Nintendo Switch

    More support for developers, more games for you

    Sony has announced its free-to-use, multiformat game engine PhyreEngine is now available for use with Nintendo Switch, opening up the console to even more studios now that this popular tool can be included in development. PhyreEngine isn't anything new - it was built back in 2003 during the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • News Double Dragon Is Coming To The Switch This Week

    Better late than never

    By this point in time, HAMSTER’s Arcade Archives line of games must make up about half the Switch eShop. The company has been remarkably consistent in releasing new games on a regular basis, and no doubt helps to tide over retro fans still waiting for a Virtual Console of some sort to arrive on the Switch. Though many of the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Double Dragon
  • Hardware Review Retro-Bit Super Retro Trio Plus

    The 2014 system returns with HDMI support

    Back in 2014 Retro-Bit released the Super Retro Trio, an ingenious clone system which played NES, SNES and Mega Drive / Genesis cartridges. Launched just before Hyperkin's superior Retron 5, it was perhaps a little overshadowed and you'd be forgiven for forgetting that it even exists. However, Retro-Bit is...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Hardware Review
    • SNES
    • NES
  • News Splatoon 2 Version 2.2.0 Is Now Live

    Nerfs and buffs galore

    Splatoon 2 has come a long way since its launch last July, with a near-constant barrage of new weapons, stages, modes, and balancing updates ensuring that the game stays fresh and relevant in the following months. Carrying on in this tradition, Nintendo recently put out update 2.2.0, which makes a large number of changes and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Updates
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    Review Azkend 2: The World Beneath

    Charted territory

    It might be becoming increasingly difficult to choose between the slew of board-based, connection-style puzzles titles on Switch, as their simple mechanics combined with lower price points make them a good option for casual players. Whether spinning in 360-degrees or siding from left to right, the continuous flow of colours and...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Azkend 2
  • News Steep Release Could Be Imminent As Copies Go On Sale Via Dutch Retailer

    (Update: they're 'sold out' so you can't complete a purchase)

    We've known Steep has been on Ubisoft's planned Nintendo Switch release plan for some time, but a new listing on an online retailer in the Netherlands suggests the snowboarding sim could be about to ride the portable mountain imminently. The Dutch retailer Nedgame is the site in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Dark Souls: Remastered Won’t Feature Cross-Platform Play

    I feel hollow...

    There had been rumblings for quite some time that Dark Souls would be arriving on the Switch in some form, but it still came as a pleasant surprise when the Nintendo Direct Mini confirmed the existence of Dark Souls: Remastered. This will mark the first time that the brutal action series makes an appearance on a Nintendo platform,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dark Souls: Remastered
  • News Zero Gunner 2 Stealthily Launches On Japanese Switch eShop

    Zerodiv sneaks Arcade and Dreamcast shmup classic into Japan

    We knew it was inbound, but out of nowhere Psikyo's cult shmup Zero Gunner 2 has appeared on the Japanese eShop.  It's a pleasant surprise to see this blaster - which fetches a pretty penny on the Sega Dreamcast - pop up on Nintendo's console. If you have a Japanese account...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Zerodiv
    • Psikyo
    • Japan
  • News Strikers 1945 II Drops Its Payload Next Week On Switch

    TATE shmup fans rejoice!

    Nintendo Switch shmup-heads are in for a treat next week when Zerodiv is once again blessing the eShop with another Psikyo classic.  The follow up to Strikers 1945 will arrive January 25th and it will bring the Lightning and the Shinden back, but the rest of the squad will feature all new WW2 era airplanes: the Ta152...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zerodiv
    • Psikyo
    • Switch eShop
  • Random GoldenEye 007 Mockumentary Aims To Be The Spinal Tap Of Video Games

    Focuses on "deluded, cringe-inducing elite GoldenEye players"

    An indie British film company is aiming to create the video game equivalent of Spinal Tap with Going For Golden Eye, which is described as "a love letter to the heyday of the N64 and the rivalries of couch multiplayer".  Created by Woodhouse Pictures, the film focuses on the...

    • Random
    • Retro
    • Video
    • GoldenEye
    • N64
  • News World Heroes 2 Brings The Pain Next Week On Switch

    If at first you don't succeed...

    Fighting is once again in the cards next week as Hamster is adding ADK's 1993 World Heroes 2 to the Nintendo Switch eShop. As per sequel mandates, this second entry in the series features six all new characters (Captain Kidd, Ryoko Izumo, Mudman, Erick, Shura Nai Khanomtom, Johnny Maximum and all new boss Dio) and a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hamster
    • Neo Geo
    • SNK
    • Switch eShop
  • News Max: Curse Of Brotherhood Is Getting A Physical Release On Switch

    Arrives in March

    Video game publisher Wired Productions has revealed that it is to release the Switch title Max: The Curse of Brotherhood in physical form on March 23rd. The game is expected to retail for around £24.99 / €29.99 / $29.99. Originally released for the Xbox One and Windows PC, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Tuesday16th Jan 2018

  • News Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Super Mario 3D Land And Ultimate NES Remix Join The Nintendo Selects Range

    $19.99 bargains

    After some speculation a few weeks ago, it has now been confirmed that Nintendo Of America will be bringing three stone cold 3D classics to the budget Nintendo Selects range. These games are none other than Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Ultimate NES Remix. They

    • 3DS
    • Nintendo Selects
    • Super Mario
    • Zelda
    • North America
  • News Indie Dev Talks About Having Switch Proposals Turned Down By Nintendo Five Times

    Make or break

    Having your game published on the Switch right now seems to be a very smart move for indie developers; we've been seeing countless stories over the last few months of smaller studios being overjoyed at the sales they are seeing on the console. Not everyone manages to have such a lucky break, however, with some developers struggling to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nindies
    • Nintendo
  • Rumour Another 2D Metroid Has Begun Development

    Yes, please

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

    • Rumours
    • Metroid
  • Soapbox Is Super Mario Odyssey the Best Mario Game Ever?

    Number 7 will surprise you

    If the general reaction is anything to go by, Super Mario Odyssey is one seriously lovely game, and we're not sure we know anyone we trust who would dispute that. But is it the best Mario game ever? It's a controversial issue as everyone's favourite red plumber already has some of the finest games ever created under his...

    • Mario
    • Super Mario
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Super Mario Galaxy
    • Video
  • Rumour A New Perfect Dark Game Is In Development, But Rare Isn't Involved

    And it's not for a Nintendo system, obviously

    Reports are surfacing online about a potential new entry in the popular Perfect Dark series, which began life on the Nintendo 64. According to the rumour, Gears of War studio The Coalition has been tasked with reviving the franchise, which is now owned by Microsoft following the purchase of IP holder...

    • Perfect Dark
    • Rare
    • Microsoft
    • Rumour
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    Switch eShop

    Review InnerSpace

    To infinity and beyond

    Right from the off, InnerSpace has a particularly mysterious and alluring quality to it. Billed as an exploration-flying game, this title is the latest offering from Dallas-based studio PolyKnight Games and it is, without question, its most ambitious game to date. InnerSpace aims to take you on a journey, ultimately...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • InnerSpace
  • News Here's A New Glimpse Of Stardew Valley's New "Really Fun" Multiplayer Mode

    "Can't wait to share this"

    First teased back in 2016, prior to its release on other platforms, Stardew Valley was always created with both a single-player and a multiplayer mode in mind. In the meantime, the charming family/romance simulator has arrived on Switch and secured a firm place among the system's most popular titles, but now we've finally...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Counting The Screws In NES Cartridges Is A Big Deal For Collectors

    Not all NES cartriges were screwed alike

    Hardware revisions are a common practice in all manufacture industry, and video games are no exception; to either augment the original design with new features before a new unit replaces the existing one or to simply cut manufacturing costs by streamlining the production process. What no one might have...

    • NES
    • Retro
    • Random
  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Races Into First Place In The Nintendo Switch UK Charts

    Mario number one!

    It's fascinating seeing how evergreen games can perform so strongly on Nintendo hardware. This week in the Nintendo Switch UK charts we see the ever popular Mario Kart 8 Deluxe leap from third place to take pole position. If we had to guess what caused this, it is most likely that many new Switch owners who got the portable...

    • UK
    • Charts
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
  • News Unleash Some '80s Nostalgia As Saturday Morning RPG Swaggers onto Switch

    A turn-based throwback

    With its Saturday morning cartoon visuals, episodic setup and bags of nostalgia for '80s pop culture, Saturday Morning RPG will be making its way onto Nintendo Switch this spring in both digital and physical forms. Publisher Limited Run Games has teamed up with developer Mighty Rabbit Studios to support the boxed edition...

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    Switch eShop

    Review 60 Seconds!

    Dropping the bomb

    The survival genre is one that’s seen a bit of a resurgence in recent years, with a new wave of indies leading the charge. One wouldn’t think that a game intentionally designed to be difficult would be much fun, but there’s certainly plenty of satisfaction to be found in overcoming the odds and managing to eke out a victory...

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  • News That Freedom Planet Tease Really Was A Joke, But Dev Is Now Exploring Options

    Too good to be true

    Last week Nintendo Life reported on a Facebook post from the official Freedom Planet page that subtly hinted that the Sonic-inspired platformer might be Nintendo Switch-bound. Well, turns out our cautious yet excited take was spot on because indie developer GalaxyTrail really was just pulling out collective leg. In a second post...

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  • News Scribblenauts Showdown Officially Confirmed For Switch Release This March

    Drawing a crowd

    Remember we reported on the news that Scribblenauts Showdown had been listed for release on Switch? That has now been confirmed via Twitter, with the game hitting Switch, PS4 and Xbox One on March 6th.  While previous entires in the series were focused around puzzle-solving, the new title appears to have a more social focus. Up...

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  • Feature Drumming To The Beat With Switch Music Title Gal Metal

    "There are no rules and no limit"

    Since its reveal in September, Gal Metal - an exclusive music rhythm game from Japanese gaming industry treasure Tak Fujii - has gained the attention of Nintendo Switch fans for myriad reasons. Most interesting is the fact that the game uses the technology in the Joy-Con controllers to mimic the playing of...

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  • News SD Gundam G Generation Genesis To Hit Japanese Switches This April

    Mechs a lot of sense

    Originally released on PS4 and PS Vita back at the end of 2016 as part of the Gundam30th celebration, SD Gundam G Generation Genesis is finally getting another portable release, this time on Nintendo Switch. The caveat being it's currently only being slated for Japan with a 26th April release date and a 6,800 Yen price...

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  • News Wield The Power Of Gods (And Some Huge Guns) As Immortal Redneck Heads To Switch

    A new kind of pyramid scheme

    An FPS set in Egypt with roguelike mechanics? God-like powers? The kind of dark humour that could crack a smile on even the stoniest of face? Sign us up! Yes, the tongue-in-cheek action of Immortal Redneck has finally been officially confirmed for a Switch port, with a still too vague 'Q1 2018' slated in for a release...

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  • News The Anthropomorphic Mystery Of Night In The Woods Arrives On Switch This Feb

    If you go down to the woods today...

    Indies from across the industry have been making Nintendo Switch's ever-growing eShop their home since the console launched last March, but one award-winning title has been keeping us waiting for a good 10 months now. Well, the wait is finally over as the charming, brilliant and poignantly melancholy Night In The...

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  • News Masters of Anima Will Be Fighting Evil on Switch This Spring

    "Save your fiancée, and the world"

    Focus Home Interactive has announced that it will be bringing Masters of Anima, an original adventure game from Passtech Games, to the Nintendo Switch this spring. The game sees you follow Otto in his quest against the forces of evil in strategic, action-packed battles, where your ability to make tactical...

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  • News Super Chariot Arrives On The Switch Later This Year

    Drop dead awesome

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

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Chariot
  • Rumour LEGO DC Super Villains And LEGO Incredibles 2 Could Be On Their Way

    Danish blocks all round

    The rumour mill continues to pump out quality 'what ifs', with today's speculative news suggesting WB Games has two as-yet unannounced LEGO-based projects in development - a LEGO DC Super Villains game and a LEGO Incredibles 2 title to tie in with the upcoming (and long belated) film sequel. According to Comic Book, it...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Rumour
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Monday15th Jan 2018

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

    Update: Netflix have changed their mind (kinda)

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

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

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

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

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

    Killing Kenny goes portable

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

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

    Switch is squids in

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

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    Switch eShop

    Review World To The West

    Two worlds, actually

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

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

    No assembly required

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

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

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

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

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    • Japan
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  • News SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Will Not Censor Risqué Costumes For Western Switch Release

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

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

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    • Censorship
  • News Unreal Engine Powered F-Zero X Concept Astonishes, Goes Fast

    "YOU GOT UNREAL ENGINE POWA!"

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

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    • Concept
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    Review Nightmare Boy

    Boy, it's a nightmare

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

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  • Guide How To Get All The New Armour And Gear In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Champions' Ballad DLC

    Armour up

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

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    Switch eShop

    Review Romancing SaGa 2

    Heir to the empire

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

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

    Will Of The White Lions will be a console first

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

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sumo Digital Teases More Reptile Antics As Snake Pass Emerges From Hibernation

    Slytherin for a treat

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

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

    Spooky stuff

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

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

    Although a console port does seem unlikely at this stage

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

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

    We're jammin'

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

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  • Guide How To Beat The Champions' Ballad DLC In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

    A complete walkthrough

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

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    • Breath of the Wild
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    • Features
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    Review Art Of Fighting 2

    Like before, but a bit better

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

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  • News Get Ready to Blast Aliens in Spacejacked, Coming To Switch This Year

    "Build, shoot, survive"

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

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  • News Quirky Physics Platformer Epic Loon is Invading The Switch This Year

    Featuring parodies of classic '90s films

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

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

    On your bike

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

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

Sunday14th Jan 2018

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

    From ZeRo to zero

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

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  • News Yoshi For Nintendo Switch Could Be Heading To Switch In Time For The Summer

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

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

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    Review Unepic

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

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

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

    "Are we doing it right?"

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

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

    Desert Song

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

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  • Guide How To Beat Revali's Song In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Champions' Ballad DLC

    Revali Of The Dead

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

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  • Guide How To Beat Mipha's Song In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Champions' Ballad DLC

    Sidon Song

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

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  • Guide How To Beat Daruk's Song In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Champions' Ballad DLC

    What Daruk?!

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

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Saturday13th Jan 2018

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

    Food for thought

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

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    Review DragonFangZ - The Rose & Dungeon Of Time

    Going deeper underground

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

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    • DragonFangZ