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TodayThu, 21st Jun 2018

  • News The Flip Grip Is A Vertical Grip Accessory For Your Switch, Now Funding On Kickstarter

    Play vertical games with ease

    The Switch's ability to play games in vertical mode is a truly wonderful thing; some games, such as arcade titles like Namco Museum and TATE-enabling shmups like Ikaruga, become a perfect fit for the console in this style. Unfortunately, playing games in this way forces you to adopt a tabletop mode style - propping...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Kickstarter
  • News Kid Tripp Successor Miles & Kilo Will Jump Onto Switch Next Month

    And you can get the first game for free!

    Four Horses has announced that Miles & Kilo will land on Nintendo Switch on 5th July. A long-awaited sequel to the popular Kid Tripp, Miles & Kilo aims to offer the same charming retro appeal and challenging gameplay, but is now re-vamped with new mechanics, bosses, and a trusty sidekick...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Nintendo Download 21st June (Europe)

    The European eShops have some new goodies

    The Nintendo Download has arrived on the EU eShops, and that means lots of new games, DLC, demos and themes to add to your growing collection. Be sure to leave a vote in the poll below, and a comment with your hot picks from the latest digital haul. Enjoy! Switch eShop: Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo,...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
  • News 2D Fighter Pocket Rumble Is Finally Launching On Switch Next Month

    After over a year of waiting

    Chucklefish has announced that the highly anticipated 2D fighter Pocket Rumble is finally arriving on Nintendo Switch next month, now scheduled to release on 5th July. Pocket Rumble is a streamlined, beginner-friendly 2D fighting game inspired by SNK’s classic fighters on the Neo Geo Pocket Color. It aims to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Shots Are Fired In This New Minecraft Cross-Play Trailer

    Your move, Sony

    Nintendo and Microsoft are leading the cross-play revolution on consoles, but it's Sony's decision to remain out of this multi-platform party that has gained the most column inches of late. Not only has the company blocked cross-play on key titles like Rocket League and Fortnite, it has taken measure

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Minecraft
    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • Video
  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ Arrives On 28th September, Switch Pre-Orders Include Obscure SNES Game

    A very nice pre-order bonus

    Bandai Namco has announced that Dragon Ball FighterZ will be punching its way onto Switch on 28th September, and players that pre-order the game will get some extra little goodies, too. The Switch version of the critically acclaimed brawler will feature all the spectacular fights, iconic fighters and fast-paced action...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Review Pode

    Couch co-op caving bliss

    There’s no doubt about it; in the current gaming climate, competitive online gameplay is the talk of the town. The ever-growing Switch library of games boasts a fair share of titles that offer awesome online goodness - whether it’s spending three frantic minutes inking turf in Splatoon 2 or praying that a blue shell...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Pode
  • News Nintendo Announces The Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018 Series

    The ultimate showdown is back!

    Nintendo UK has announced its plans for the rest of its competitive 2018 schedule, featuring the almighty return of the Splatoon 2 UK Championship Series and some early chances to get your hands on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018 series will see an extended tournament format hosted at...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • UK
  • Nintendo Download 21st June (North America)

    Here are all the new games arriving on the NA eShops

    The latest update to the Nintendo eShops in North America is here, and it's brought all manner of new and exciting games to your digital doorstop. Whether its a LEGO-themed blockbuster or a new addition to your growing HAMSTER collection, there's bound to be something to tickle your fancy. Be sure...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
  • News Victor Vran: Overkill Edition Secures August Release Date And New Trailer On Switch

    "You win some, lose some, all the same to me"

    Wired Productions has announced that Victor Vran: Overkill Edition will be getting its teeth stuck into the Nintendo Switch on 28th August. Featuring local two-player co-op, with up to four-player co-op online, Victor Vran: Overkill Edition has players teaming up for some good old demon-slaying action...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Tactical RPG Squids Odyssey Is Swimming Towards A July Release On Switch

    The "best version so far"

    The Game Bakers has announced that its underwater RPG Squids Odyssey will be finding a new home on Switch on 5th July. The game is a tactical turn-based RPG, taking place under the sea where a murky black ooze is turning once-friendly crustaceans into cranky monsters. With their realm under siege, a scrappy shoal...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Rumour Nintendo Is Banning Online Features For Suspected Pirated Game Carts

    Impossible to know if pre-owned games are safe

    Update: To avoid any upset or confusion on the matter, and for the sake of clarification: as we currently understand it, only game cartridges that have been used to create illegal copies of its software will receive online bans from Nintendo. Most pre-owned cartridges, and those that you have...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Hacking
  • News Paranautical Activity Is Bringing Old-School FPS Action To Switch Next Week

    Arena-style FPS

    Digerati has announced that Paranautical Activity is headed to the Nintendo Switch, releasing next week on 26th June. The game is an arena-based FPS that mixes old-school shooter action with a roguelite twist, featuring a graphical style reminiscent of Minecraft and a pulsating dubstep soundtrack. The game had a rather

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Were The Most Talked About Subjects During E3 On Twitter

    Suffice to say, lots of people are excited for Smash

    This year’s E3 has been an interesting one for Nintendo; plenty of big games were shown off to an adoring public, but the overall presentation from the company was a little light on surprise announcements and there were some disappointments. No news on a new Animal Crossing, nor any footage or...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros.
  • News Reggie Knows You Want Nintendo To Localise Mother 3 And Make Another Animal Crossing

    "All I could say is we’re aware"

    The Mother series—Nintendo’s odd, modern day RPG—is one that’s had a weird relationship the West. After the first game failed to leave Japan (despite getting a full translation), the second game was eventually released here under the name Earthbound, to little fanfare. Though the game didn’t receive all...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mother 3
    • Animal Crossing
    • Media Create

YesterdayWed, 20th Jun 2018

  • News Super Smash Bros. Fans Are Harassing Masahiro Sakurai Over Waluigi Snub

    File under "not cool"

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is going to be a greatest hits package worth waiting for, as it includes every character from the entire series, dating all the way back to the N64. However, for some fans, this isn't enough. The fact that Waluigi never seems to catch a break has become something of a running joke in

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Smash Bros
    • Masahiro Sakurai
    • Waluigi
  • News Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Appears To Have Removed Its Super Mario 3D World-Inspired Levels

    Replaced by the new Mario Odyssey content?

    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is steadily getting closer and closer to release on Switch and 3DS, but there appears to be one very strange omission from the original Wii U release. In a hands-on preview of the game, the folks over at NintendoWorldReport have mentioned that th

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokémon Quest Will Launch On Mobile Devices Next Week

    Gotta catch 'em all again

    Pre-order listings have revealed that Nintendo's latest free-to-play offering Pokémon Quest will launch on mobile devices on 28th June. After it's sudden launch on Switch at the end of last month, Pokémon Quest has given fans of the series a nice little way to pass the time before Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and...

    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mobile
  • Soapbox The Best Changes For Smash Bros. Ultimate Are The Ones We Didn’t Ask For

    We all want a lot from a new Smash

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. This time, contributing writer Alan Lopez breaks down some of the key changes that are being made to the new Smash Bros and how they'll fundamentally change how we...

    • Soapbox
    • Smash Bros
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Exploring The Legalities Of Sony's Fortnite Restrictions On Nintendo Switch

    Is it ethical? It is even legal?

    Almost immediately after Fortnite landed on Switch last week, players all around the world showed their outrage online at Sony's bizarre restrictions regarding cross-platform play. As you may be aware, users who have played the game on PS4, potentially spending a hefty sum on of money and unlocking various content in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sony
    • Fortnite
  • Guide The Best Nintendo Switch Wired And Wireless Headsets

    Play Fortnite like a pro

    If you've been enjoying playing Fortnite on your Nintendo Switch, it might well be time to invest in a headset. While Nintendo has been in a bit of a muddle regarding voice chat on the Switch in the past, hopefully we'll see more games offering their own in-game voice chat functionality on the Switch, thus removing the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Headsets
    • Accessories
    • Guides
    • Deals
  • News Shadowgun Legends Is Bringing Free To Play FPS Action To Switch

    Up and running on Switch in two days, says developer

    Mobile developer Madfinger Games is bringing its free to play shooter Shadowgun Legends to Switch, it has been confirmed. This visually stunning FPS took Madfinger just two days to port to the Switch, thanks to the fact that it is built using the Unity engine. The company's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Mario + Rabbids DK DLC Is Almost Half The Length Of Main Game, Series Could Continue

    Davide Soliani goes into detail

    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was something of a smash hit when it launched last year; after initially being disappointed at the sight of early leaks of the game, fans soon realised that a near-masterpiece was being introduced, bringing Mario and those pesky Rabbids together to create a fun turn-based strategy...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario + Rabbids
    • DLC
  • News Konami Explains Why Hyper Sports R Will Be Exclusive To Switch, Praises Joy-Con Tech

    "It’s such powerful technology"

    In the midst of E3 last week, Konami revealed Hyper Sports R for Nintendo Switch, resurrecting the classic series for a modern spin on Nintendo's latest hardware. The game is actually coming exclusively to the console, and Konami's brand and media manager Benjamin Kinney has explained that this is due to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Konami
  • News Inside And Limbo Will Both Arrive On Nintendo Switch This Month

    Famitsu confirms their imminent arrival

    Way back in September last year, Danish developer Playdead confirmed the heart-wrenching and award-winning puzzle-platforming of Inside would be making its way to Nintendo Switch. Well, we've had to be patient for a good nine months, but that wait is almost over with Japanese games mag Famitsu confirming the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Demo Goes Live On Japanese Switch And 3DS eShops

    Update: Now available in Europe, too

    Update: The demo has now appeared for both Nintendo Switch and 3DS in Europe, too. Original Story: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is now only a handful of weeks away from releasing on Switch and 3DS, hopefully giving our favourite little mushroom man's Wii U adventure another chance to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Unravel Two Switch Port Would Have Delayed Its Reveal By "Half A Year Or So"

    But Coldwood Interactive is still interested in a port

    Unravel Two, the co-op focused follow up to one the most charming platformers we've seen in quite some time, proved to be one of E3 2018's most memorable reveals, but that announcement would have been delayed by more than six months had a Nintendo Switch port been figured into developer Coldwood...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
  • News Dragon Quest XI Needs "Many Things" To Be Taken Care Of Before Arriving On Switch

    Development still ongoing

    Dragon Quest XI's Switch development has been a very long and confusing process for fans of the series; the game was actually confirmed to be coming to the console way back in August 2016 (when we were still calling the Switch the NX), and it released on 3DS and PS4 in Japan last summer. Since then, we've had confirmation...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Valkyria Chronicles 4 Secures September Switch Release Date And Various Launch Editions

    So many bundles!

    Sega has announced that its upcoming strategy RPG Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be launching on Switch on September 25, and there are lots of different purchase options to choose from. This release marks the first time that the Valkyria Chronicles series has released on a Nintendo console, bringing its blend...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Rocket League Is Getting A Fortnite-Inspired 'Rocket Pass'

    Cosmetic rewards during in-game seasons

    Psyonix has released details surrounding Rocket League's upcoming 'Rocket Pass' progression system, providing players will several ways to earn new content in the game. The system will work in an almost identical way to the setup seen in Fortnite, with free and premium passes being available for each in-game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Rocket League
  • News Don't Get Too Excited, But We Might Be Getting Another Teddy Together Game

    Bear with us on this one

    Like a sleeping giant, the Twitter account for Kuma Tomo - known in the west as Teddy Together - has finally emerged from its stuffing-filled slumber after more than three years to tease some big news. The tweet in question marks five years since the original launch of the game in Japan and states that an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS

Tuesday19th Jun 2018

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    Review Hollow Knight

    Much more than a solid achievement

    The Switch isn't exactly lacking for quirky Metroidvanias, with the likes of Yoku's Island Express, Dandara and SteamWorld Dig 2 all stretching the genre in new and interesting directions. Hollow Knight, though, is arguably the m

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Hollow Knight
  • News 3DS OS Version 11.7.0-40 Is Now Available For Download

    Nintendo continues to surprise

    With the Nintendo Switch seemingly going from strength to strength in terms of its growth, Nintendo’s dated 3DS seems as though it’s becoming an increasingly smaller part of the company’s near future plans. Even so, Nintendo is a company that loves to surprise its fans with some left field announcements, like the...

    • 3DS
    • Stability
    • Updates
  • News Splatoon 2 Hackers Are Forcing Unreleased Content Onto Other Players

    Taking things one step too far

    We've heard an increasing number of stories surrounding hacking attempts on Switch recently, and this latest Splatoon 2-centric hack has taken things a little too far. There have been several reports of Splatoon 2 users using all manner of hacks to cheat in online multiplayer, or otherwise disrupt the natural content...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Hacking
  • Guide Pokémon GO Trading Update - Release Date, Friends, And Gifts - Everything We Know So Far

    Gotta trade 'em all

    Pokémon GO is about to finally get a few of its most requested features: a friends list and the ability to trade Pokémon. As if it couldn't get any bigger, Niantic has somehow found a way to make us all excited about Pokémon GO again. In this guide, we're going to run you through everything we know about the upcoming update...

    • Mobile
    • Pokemon Go
    • Features
    • Guides
  • News You Can Now Pre-Order Those Sweet GameCube Controllers For Nintendo Switch

    Play Smash Bros in style

    With Super Smash Bros. Ultimate serving as the sizable main course for Nintendo's E3 2018 showcase, long-time fans and competitive players were pleased to hear support for GameCube controllers - the pad is, after all, considered the standard for any self-respecting Smash nut.  Well, Nintendo teased a new first-party...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Hardware
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    Review Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

    Ysy to love

    Though Nihon Falcom’s Ys (pronounced 'ease') has been sending gamers off on action-RPG adventures since 1987, you’d be forgiven for not being familiar with the series, with the last mainline release on a Nintendo console being the Japan-exclusive Ys V in 1995. Since then, Ys has seen something of a renaissance on PlayStation...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ys VIII
  • News Reggie On The Status Of More Nintendo 3DS Games And Mario Kart Tour

    Even more to look forward to this year

    Though there was plenty to be excited about during Nintendo’s presentation at E3 this year, the lineup focused exclusively on the Nintendo Switch, ignoring the aging 3DS and the company’s burgeoning mobile offerings. Indeed, it’s been assumed for a while now that the 3DS is on its way out, but Nintendo...

    • Nintendo 3DS
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mobile
    • Mario Kart Tour
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    Switch

    Review LEGO The Incredibles

    Family values

    With LEGO Dimensions nothing but a brick-based memory, TT Games’ seemingly endless conveyor belt of licensed LEGO games has returned to regular full-game releases, and with its cinematic inspiration now playing in cinemas the world over it’s the turn of the super-powered family of The Incredibles to receive the Danish block...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • LEGO
    • The Incredibles
  • Poll As "Gaming Disorder" Becomes A Thing, Is It Time To Assess How Much You Play?

    Doctor WHO?

    You can expect to hear a lot about the addictive nature of video games over the next few days, because the World Health Organisation has just published the latest draft of its updated International Classification of Diseases manual, and a, "gaming disorder," is listed as a genuine medical condition. It's been a long time...

    • Health
    • Polls
    • Feature
  • News Turtle Beach Confirms Massive Lineup Of Fortnite-Ready Headsets For Switch

    Riding high on the audio waves

    Following phenomenal first-quarter financial results – including a 185 percent year-over-year increase in sales – headset manufacturer Turtle Beach confirmed today that they have the largest-ever lineup of Battle Royale-ready headsets available for Fortnite on Nintendo Switch. The collection now includes 25...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Turtle Beach
    • Accessories
    • Fortnite
  • News Nintendo Says Switch Success Is Due To Clear Marketing, As Opposed To Wii U's Failure

    A lesson learned?

    If you spend a decent amount of time on the beautiful pages of this very website, you'll no doubt be aware of the Switch's shocking levels of early success. It only took the console ten months to sell more units than the Wii U managed in its entire lifetime in Japan, which sounds like an incredible achievement on paper, but...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
    • Business
  • Random Miyamoto Greets Fans In Australia And New Zealand With Hilarious Aussie Accent

    A rare chance to hear him speak English

    Many Nintendo fans know and love Shigeru Miyamoto, and many will have watched him present various new Nintendo products during events such as E3, but hearing him address fans in English is a very rare occurrence - and especially if he's doing it in an Australian accent! In this tweet from the official...

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    • E32018
    • Miyamoto
  • News No, EA Hasn't Tinkered With FIFA 18 Following The World Cup Update

    It's all in your imagination

    EA must have been feeling pretty generous when it deployed the free World Cup update to FIFA 18 - the company has, in previous years, made the most of the licence by releasing stand-alone World Cup titles. While the update has gone down as a very welcome addition to the game, some players have voiced the opinion that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • FIFA 18
    • FIFA
  • News Fortnite Version 4.4 Is On The Way Bringing Limited Time Mode And A New Item

    What's that smell?

    Today sees a brand new update (and therefore some brand new content) for battle royale phenomenon Fortnite, and if you've become just as hopelessly obsessed as almost everyone else on the planet, you'll no doubt want to know exactly what to expect.  First up is the Stink Bomb. Acting as a grenade for your inventory, the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Updates
  • News This Switch Game Case Can Carry 28 Of Your Games And 10 Micro SD Cards

    That's a lot of games

    With the Switch being the delightfully portable beast that it is, storage and transport solutions are of utmost importance to owners. Luckily, this game case should be more than enough to carry all of your favourite Switch games in one handy box. Released by UniKeep, this cartridge game case features a Switch-inspired front...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • News Aggelos Is A New Retro-Styled 2D Action-Adventure Coming To Switch This Year

    Full of 16-bit nostalgia

    PQube has revealed its latest retro-styled action-adventure game Aggelos, coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. Looking like it was plucked straight out of the 16-bit era, Aggelos is a modern-day take on games of the past inspired by non-linear Japanese retro adventures such as Wonder Boy In Monster World. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News WWE 2K19 Might Be Skipping Nintendo Switch

    No mention of a Nintendo version so far

    2K Games has just announced WWE 2K19 to the surprise of absolutely nobody, but the lack of a Switch edition in the press release has raised some eyebrows. The 2018 version was released on Switch after the other editions, and hit store shelves in a pretty dire state. Technical problems were everywhere and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • WWE 2K19
    • WWE
  • News Nintendo Is Happy That Sony And Microsoft Pay Less Attention To Younger Audiences

    "It’s been an incredibly important market"

    Sony and Microsoft both offer games that cater to younger audiences, just like Nintendo offers a selection of games aimed at more mature fans, but their focus is very much geared towards older consumers. A quick glance at the content shown during E3 this year provides a clear picture of this, with...

    • Nintendo
    • Industry
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    Switch eShop

    Review Chameleon Run Deluxe Edition

    Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon

    Created by indie developer Hyperbolic Magnetism, Chameleon Run is an autorunner that was originally released on smartphones back in 2016, going on to win various awards and generating an awful lot of positive reviews. The studio has now released a deluxe edition of the game for Switch, adding a dollop of...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Chameleon Run
  • Feature Freedom Fighter: Paul Cuisset On The Making Of Flashback

    As the 16-bit classic comes to Switch, its director reflects

    This month sees some potentially special games come out for the Nintendo Switch. From Wolfenstein II to Lumines Remastered via the arcade sports action of Mario Tennis Aces, the console’s not wanting for attractive offerings. Yet perhaps the most interesting of the month’s new releases...

    • Feature
    • Retro
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Flashback
  • News Nintendo And Disney Are Teaming Up For A Show About The Switch

    Keeping it in the family

    Entertainment juggernauts Nintendo and Disney are joining forces to create a TV show based around the Switch and its games. Dubbed "Nintendo Switch Family Showdown Contest", the show will make its debut this summer on the Disney Channel and Disney XD. Each show will feature four families competing against each other...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Disney
  • News Nintendo Says Labo Support Will Continue, Still Trying To Reach A Non-Gaming Audience

    "It’s a game that’s going to sell for a very long time"

    Nintendo Labo didn't quite get off to the flying start that Nintendo may have been hoping for; despite receiving an overwhelmingly positive reaction from fans and media on the whole, the two bundles - the Variety Kit and the Robot Kit - quickly plummeted out of t

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Labo
  • Guide Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018 - Chicago GO Fest And Dortmund And Yokosuka Safari Zones Event Times And Challenges

    Lotads on tour

    Forget the World Cup – the Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018 is this year's most exciting event, and it kicks off in just shy of a fortnight with events taking place in Chicago, Dortmund, and Yokosuka throughout the summer. You can still join in the fun if you can't make it to any of the participating locations though. During specific...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
    • Features
    • Guides
  • Guide Fortnite - Search Between A Playground, Campsite, And A Footprint Location

    Treasure hunt

    Searching between a playground, campsite, and a footprint is one of the Battle Pass challenges in week six, season four of Fortnite. Complete it and you'll earn 10 Battle Stars that will help boost you up the tiers for those sweet season four exclusive rewards. In this guide, we're going to help you find the exact location...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Fortnite
  • News Puzzle-Platformer Bomb Chicken Explodes Onto The Switch Scene On 12th July

    Bwark!

    Nitrome has confirmed that its upcoming puzzle-platformer Bomb Chicken will be hatching on the Switch eShop on 12th July. Bomb Chicken features the gameplay we've all been waiting for: taking on a fast-paced adventure that combines action, puzzles, and arcade gameplay as a bomb-laying chicken. You'll need to lay bombs to escape tricky...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide Fortnite Camera Locations - Where To Dance In Front Of Different Film Cameras

    Disco fever

    Dancing in front of seven different cameras is one of the Battle Pass challenges in week two, season four of Fortnite. Complete it and you'll earn Battle Stars that will help boost you up the tiers for those sweet season four exclusive rewards. In this guide, we're going to help you find the location of every single carbide...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Fortnite
  • Guide Fortnite - How To Dance With Others To Raise The Disco Ball Near Loot Lake

    Disco fever

    Dancing with others to raise the disco ball near Loot Lake is one of the Battle Pass challenges in week five, season four of Fortnite. Complete it and you'll earn five Battle Stars that will help boost you up the tiers for those sweet season four exclusive rewards. In this guide, we're going to help you figure out...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Fortnite

Monday18th Jun 2018

  • News "The Virtual Console successor is Nintendo Switch Online" Says Reggie

    Nintendo finally confirms what we're all thinking

    Since it was first introduced on Wii in 2006, Virtual Console as helped reaffirm our love of Nintendo's back catalogue, but with Nintendo itself confirming VC won't be making the leap onto Nintendo Switch, many fans have been left wondering what comes next. Since its reveal, Nintendo Switch Online -...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
  • News A Mysterious Countdown Has Appeared In Fortnite On Switch

    But what does it mean?

    A countdown is being broadcast to in-game TV sets across the Switch version of Fortnite, and nobody is totally sure what it means. Epic Games has used such tactics in the past to drop hints at forthcoming changes to the game, so it could be related to new content, skins or even a map change. Players of the game on other...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Switch eShop
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    Switch eShop

    Review Fallout Shelter

    Up and atom

    Unlikely as it seemed just 18 months ago, Bethesda has become a major third-party supporter for Nintendo. When Skyrim was first glimpsed in the Switch reveal trailer, many assumed that a quick rejig of a six-year-old game was something of a polite gesture on Bethesda’s part, yet they followed it with the brilliant DOOM, and we’ll...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Fallout Shelter
  • News Release Window Between Consoles And Switch "Shrinking All The Time" Says Panic Button Boss

    "..Nintendo Switch as an equal platform..."

    Panic Button has certainly been making headlines lately. Not only is it in hot demand following its impressive ports of DOOM and the upcoming handheld version of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, but it's also

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • News Nintendo Is Open To Dropping The 'Direct' Approach At Future E3 Events

    A return to traditional conferences?

    Nintendo has been putting its own twist on E3 over recent years; the last few shows have seen the likes of 'Nintendo Directs' and 'Digital Events' being presented online, replacing the traditional live conference setup that we still see today from other publishers with a video of pre-recorded footage. It seems...

    • Nintendo
    • E32018
    • Nintendo Direct
  • Hands On Waging War With Valkyria Chronicles 4

    Move over, Fire Emblem

    During Nintendo’s E3 Direct, the company showed off a trailer for Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the much-anticipated HD release in the company’s long-running strategy series, and the hearts of many fans soared at the sight of footage. Those hearts quickly sunk back down, however, when the trailer reached its end and the...

    • E3
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Valkyria Chronicles 4
  • Hands On Turning Back Time With The SNK 40th Anniversary Collection

    Be kind, rewind

    While the Virtual Console may not be making a comeback on Switch, we’ve seen plenty of publishers step up to fill the retro void, with wide-ranging efforts such as HAMSTER’s Arcade Archives Neo Geo eShop series sitting alongside curated collections including Capcom’s Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.  Not to be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • E3 2018
    • Neo Geo
    • Hardware
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    Switch eShop

    Review Arcade Archives Donkey Kong

    The true Original Edition

    Released in 1981, Donkey Kong was Nintendo’s first big arcade hit, featuring the debuts of the titular ape, Mario and future mayor of New Donk City, Pauline. Despite its popularity, Nintendo has favoured re-releasing the cutdown (with one stage missing) NES port of this classic platformer over the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Arcade Archives
    • Donkey Kong
  • Guide Fortnite Poster Locations - Where To Spray Over Different Carbide And Omega Posters

    Spray and pray

    Spraying over Fortnite carbide and omega posters is one of the Battle Pass challenges in week six, season four. Complete it and you'll earn five Battle Stars that will help boost you up the tiers for those sweet season four exclusive rewards. In this guide, we're going to help you find the location of every single...

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  • News Team That Localised Fire Emblem: Awakening And Echoes Isn't Working On Three Houses

    Could Nintendo Treehouse be handling it?

    When it comes to Japanese RPGs, sometimes the company handling the localisation is one of the most important facts for prospective players. A good localisation can enrich the game, while a bad one can impact the depth of the storyline and create a barrier between the game and the player. 8-4 is one of the...

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  • News Hackers Create A Way To Replace Models And Text In Switch Games

    Already modded Skyrim and Super Mario Odyssey

    The Switch hacking community has had another major success this week thanks to a brand new program called LayeredFS, allowing them to replace in-game models and text with pretty much whatever they like. LayeredFS is a tool that works in a similar fashion to those more commonly found on PC, giving...

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  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ Switch Arrives In Japan On 27th September With Some New Additions

    Simplified inputs with 'Extreme Type'

    While Super Smash Bros. Ultimate held the lion's share of last week's Nintendo Direct at E3 2018, the confirmation that Bandai Namco's over-the-top 3v3 brawler Dragon Ball FighterZ is also Switch bound got fighting game fans more than a little excited. The publisher has confirmed the port will arrive in Japan...

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  • News Pokémon GO Will Finally Allow You To Trade Pokémon With New 'Friends' Feature

    You'll need to be level 10 or higher to trade

    Niantic has announced 'Friends' for Pokémon GO - a new feature for the game that will finally allow players to trade their prized Pokémon with one another. Scheduled to start rolling out to players later this week, Pokémon GO Friends will allow you to connect with your real-life friends and keep...

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  • News Naughty Dog's Vice President Met Up With Shigeru Miyamoto At E3 This Year

    A future collaboration?

    The vice president of Naughty Dog - the studio behind franchises such as Crash Bandicoot, Uncharted, and The Last Of Us - has shared a tweet revealing that he got to "sit down and chat" with Nintendo's very own Shigeru Miyamoto at this year's E3. In his tweet, Neil Druckmann expressed his gratitude for Miyamoto's work,...

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    Review GRIDD: Retroenhanced

    It's all in the wrists

    If you were around in the 1980s, you might have stumbled upon a rather odd Disney movie called TRON. This much-loved sci-fi classic was one of the first examples of computer animation used in cinema and a truly memorable one thanks to the art of Jean Giraud (aka Moebius) and Syd Mead's visionary creativity. So if you happen...

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  • News FIFA 18 Is 66% Off On The Nintendo Switch eShop As World Cup Fever Grips The Planet

    Support your nation in Switch form

    The World Cup is underway in Russia and it's already seen some suitably shocking results as some of the planet's best players and teams do battle on the pitch. So what better way to celebrate the tournament than finally picking up a copy of FIFA 18 on Switch via the comfort of the eShop? Nintendo and EA are...

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  • Random This 1/2 Scale Nintendo Arcade Cabinet Made From LEGO Is Completely Playable

    We'll take five

    Sometimes fan-made creations can simply blow you away, and this 1 The design of the cabinet only took Helen around six hours, but over 27 hours were needed for the build itself. With a giant Donkey Kong figure on the top, brick-built graphics on the sides, and a mock co

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  • News Tsk, Sonic's Become A "Juvenile Delinquent" In His Upcoming Hollywood Movie

    "In a pretty straight rural environment"

    At the start of this month, it was revealed James Marsden had signed on to the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie.  Now, there's another recent update about Sonic's silver screen debut, courtesy of Paramount chairman and CEO, Jim Gianopulos, with a brief description of the blue blur's person

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  • Feature Meet The Man Who's Turning Video Games Into 3D Works Of Art

    "I had to follow my heart and find what makes me happy"

    Of the many ways in which video game fans can pay tribute to their favourite titles, Steven Charles Gauntley's 3D "shadow box" pictures are one of the most visually appealing we've yet seen. Gauntley creates these unique, limited edition pictures via his company 8-Bit Boutique, and also...

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  • News Rise Of Insanity Is Set To Bring First-Person Psychological Horror To Switch

    Inspired by The Shining, The Exorcist and Silent Hill

    Red Limb Studio has announced that its first-person psychological horror game Rise of Insanity is headed to Switch in Q3 2018. The game, which was released just last week on Xbox One, centres around Dr Stephen Dowell, a renowned psychologist faced with a particularly difficult...

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  • News Blades At The Ready As Warriors Orochi 4 Lands An 18th October Release On Switch

    Samurai, assemble

    With Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate seemingly never getting a western release (it arrived in Japan Switch in late 2017), Omega Force and Koei Tecmo will fill that Dynasty Warriors-style gap with its much-anticipated sequel - Warriors Orochi 4. The sandbox battles will include 170 playable characters from the Dynasty and Samurai...

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  • Video Sit Back And Enjoy The Complete History Of F-Zero

    A deep look back through the series

    F-Zero is one of those poor franchises that can sometimes feel forgotten about; alongside the likes of Star Fox, Wave Race, and Earthbound, fans are left desperately screaming for a return to the series every time a new console is announced. Sometimes dreams are answered - her

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  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Holds Strong In The UK Charts Top Ten

    But Switch titles are outnumbered in the UK charts

    The latest UK charts are in for the week ending 16th June, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe the only first-party Nintendo title standing firm in the 'All formats' top ten. Super Mario Odyssey went up two places from 16th to 14th, while it fell to FIFA 18 and DOOM to represent on the third-party front at...

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  • News Cross-Platform Play For FIFA Is A Possibility, Lots Of First-Party "Issues" To Work Through

    "It would be a net benefit to the users"

    After the recent Fortnite cross-platform play debacle - in which Sony has blocked players from using their accounts on Nintendo Switch - the idea of playing with friends regardless of system preference has been a hot topic just lately. One of the most talked about games for which players hope to see...

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  • News Runbow Sprints Towards A New Release Date On Switch, Now Available 3rd July

    Retail deluxe version coming later this year

    Headup Games has announced that Runbow's delay woes are now over, with a 3rd July release date finally secured for the title on Switch. If you missed the game when it first arrived on Wii U, Runbow is all about multiplayer madness, with changes in the background resulting in more chaos than you'll...

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Sunday17th Jun 2018

  • News Super Smash Bros. Fan Sends Threatening Email To Nintendo New York Store After Removal Of Game Kiosks

    Investigated by local police

    According to the latest reports, in April of this year, the Nintendo store located in New York received a bomb threat via email. The alarming news is the threat was only discovered yesterday when the store was cleaning out its infrequently used email address.  The message allegedly came from a disgruntled...

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  • News One Guy Got Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Up And Running On Switch

    A round of applause

    It’s hard to believe a long-time dream will finally become a reality when Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy arrives on the Nintendo Switch at the end of this month. For many years now, owners of Nintendo systems have been deprived of this classic trilogy. Beyond the initial licensing concerns, it might have stayed this way as...

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  • News Octopath Traveler Won't Receive DLC According To The Game's Producer

    Because he said so

    For anyone who recently downloaded Square Enix's Octopath Traveler Prologue Demo and is planning on extending their stay in the wide world of Orsterra upon the game's release, you might be interested to hear the following:   During an interview with Dengeki Online this week, Masashi Takahashi - the...

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  • News Arc System Works Reveals Kill La Kill The Game Is In Development, Due Out 2019

    Will it make the Switch?

    Arc System Works in partnership with APLUS Games have revealed Kill la Kill the Game will be released next year. Described as a "battle action" title for up to two players, the exact platforms the game will be available on have not yet been announced.  More details about the title based on Studio...

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  • Video Watch 18 Minutes Of Nintendo Minute At This Year's E3

    A look behind the scenes

    To close the door on this year's E3, Nintendo Minute's Kit and Krysta have put together a video showing viewers what the annual video game conference looked like from their perspective. The series of clips mainly focuses on Nintendo's events, highlighting its tournaments and the games it announced during the week. At the 12...

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Saturday16th Jun 2018

  • News My Nintendo Rewards Is Offering A Printable Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion Box Art Cover

    And it's dirt cheap

    The latest rewards have now gone live on the North American My Nintendo site, and this time around we have a printable Switch box art cover featuring the Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion. The reward has become available to celebrate the expansion's recent release and can be printed out at home to replace the standard cover in your...

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  • News A New Animal Crossing-Themed 2DS XL Is Coming To Europe Next Month

    Still no news of a Switch game...

    A brand new Animal Crossing-themed New Nintendo 2DS XL has appeared on the Nintendo UK store, set to be available in Europe next month. The console hasn't received an official announcement from Nintendo just yet, but some details can be found on the Nintendo 3DS Family page of the website. The system is set to...

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  • News Dedicated Handheld Systems Are Still A Key Business Driver For Nintendo

    Increases in 3DS and 2DS sales across America

    Despite the Switch gaining sales momentum over the past year, it appears the 3DS and 2DS are still turning a profit for Nintendo in America. According to Reggie Fils-Aimé, sales for these systems had an increase of 27 percent at the end of last year when compared to the previous December.  ...

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  • Talking Point What Were The Biggest Highs And Lows From E3 2018?

    What kind of impact did Nintendo have on this year's show?

    E3 is finally over for another year, bringing to a close the biggest event yet. From surprise promotional crossovers on the Ubisoft conference to a certain game pretty much taking over Nintendo's big summer Direct, there's been plenty of topics to talk about now the dust is beginning to...

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  • News Reggie Fils-Aimé Says Nintendo Labo Has “Absolutely” Met Company Expectations

    Here for the long haul

    Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé had a busy week promoting the company’s upcoming releases while meeting with multiple media outlets over the duration of E3 2018. In an interview with Forbes at the annual video game convention, Reggie was asked about Nintendo Labo. He went on to ex

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  • News Splatoon Producer Reveals How The Art Style In Yoshi’s Island Was Conceived

    “It took quite a bit of time”

    Not every game has aged as gracefully as the 1995 Super Nintendo title, Yoshi’s Island. Even by modern standards, the distinctive hand-drawn aesthetics present from start to finish within this release have withstood the test of time. So, how exactly did the art style for one of Yoshi’s earliest outings come...

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  • News Reggie Reflects On E3 2018 In The Latest Episode Of The Nintendo Power Podcast

    Now you’re playing with power

    The legacy of Nintendo Power lives on with the latest episode of the podcast – named after the famous publication – now available to listen to on YouTube, Soundcloud, iTunes and

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  • Feature The Past, Present And Future of Geek Chic with iam8bit

    "It's about making beautiful things"

    Stemming from a love of art, video games and popular culture, Californian video games merchandising company iam8bit are continually collaborating with artists and developers to produce items that are beyond just physical software releases. Embracing both legacy titles in cartridge form - such as Mega Man and...

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    • Capcom
    • Accessories
    • Street Fighter

Friday15th Jun 2018

  • News Grab Yourself A Bargain In The Big Nintendo E3 2018 Sale

    Deals everywhere!

    To celebrate the biggest gaming trade fair in the world, E3 - which you no doubt know has been taking place this week - Nintendo is hosting a huge sale across Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U with offers on digital purchases. There are currently two sales taking place, one for North America and one for Europe. We've...

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  • Guide Fortnite Soccer Field Locations - Where To Score On Five Different Soccer Pitches

    In time for the World Cup

    Finding the Fortnite soccer field locations and scoring on five of them is one of the Battle Pass challenges in week seven, season four. Complete it and you'll earn five Battle Stars that will help boost you up the tiers for those sweet season four exclusive rewards. In this guide, we're going to help...

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    Review Fortnite

    Llama Sutra

    Fresh from its E3 announcement, the hottest game in the world finally arrives on Switch in a move that should surprise absolutely nobody, and not just because E3 2018 was leakier than dear Liza’s bucket. The question is: how does the Switch version stack up? For the cave dwelling, island castaways among you, Fortnite is a...

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  • Guide Fortnite Pleasant Park Treasure Map Location

    Week 7 Battle Pass challenge

    Finding the Fortnite Pleasant Park Treasure Map and then following it to the treasure is one this week's Battle Pass challenges in week seven, season four. Complete it and you'll earn 10 Battle Stars that will help boost you up the tiers for those sweet season four exclusive rewards. In this guide, we're going to help...

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  • News Another Three Mario Tennis Aces Characters Officially Unveiled, Available Later This Year

    They just keep coming!

    Yesterday we found out that Koopa Troopa and Blooper will be added to Mario Tennis Aces as free updates for everyone during the summer months, and it seems like this is just the beginning. Nintendo has now officially confirmed the future releases of Diddy Kong, Birdo, and Koopa Paratroopa. These characters will be...

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  • News Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aimé Talks About His Feelings On Leaks In Gaming

    "It's really disappointing"

    While we did see a handful of surprises during Nintendo's 2018 E3 period, some of the bigger news and reveals were leaked early through the likes of photographs and datamine efforts, damaging the shock factor that the presentations should have had. Fortnite is one obvious example of this; the E3 Direct was clearly...

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  • News Panic Button Boss Says Another Major Switch Port Will Be Announced Next Month

    Place your bets

    Panic Button director of development and co-owner Adam Creighton has told Variety that the studio will be announcing another major port sometime next month. Speaking at E3, Creighton once again discussed Panic Button's enviable experience with Nintendo's hardware - experience which has ensured it remains in high demand:...

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  • News Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee Director Explains Why Motion Controls Are Mandatory

    But still doesn't address the real issue

    It's pretty safe to say that the recent confirmation that Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go Eevee! will require motion controls didn't go down too well with fans. While it's certainly a welcome addition, and one that does look like it could be a lot of fun, we immediately had some concerns about the...

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  • Guide Fortnite Battle Pass Week 7 Challenges, Blockbuster and Carbide, and Season Four - How It All Works

    Cleared for battle

    Grab yourself a Battle Pass in Fortnite and you can take on a bunch of weekly challenges that not only give you a perfect excuse to play, but provide you with the best rewards. The Battle Pass isn't free though – it will set you back around £7.99 / $9.99 worth of V-Bucks, the in-game currency, but it's completely worth it...

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  • News Super Mario Party Will Feature Online Play With Friends, But Only For Minigames

    Not the full boardgame

    During yesterday's edition of Nintendo Treehouse: Live, it was revealed that Super Mario Party will feature online play - albeit it with some restrictions. The online play is presented as a standalone mode called 'Online Mario-thon', in which players will compete in five randomly selected minigames aiming to get the highest...

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  • News NieR: Automata Director Yoko Taro Really Wants To See The Game On Nintendo Switch

    So NieR, and yet so far

    NieR: Automata is one of the most remarkable games to come out of Japan in years, and has rightly been hailed as a classic on PS4.  At E3 2018 it was confirmed that the title would also be coming to Xbox One, and during a live stream featuring director Yoko Taro, producer Yosuke Saito and designer Takahisa Taura, the...

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    Review Iro Hero

    The tale of the ultimate charging docks

    The Nyagu are an alien species enlightened with good intentions, rainbows and sunshine. Upon meeting mankind for the first time, they grant each and every human the power to conjure electricity from their bodies. Think of the possibilities: no more hassle with power outlets or wires if you needed to charge up...

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    Review One Strike

    Live By The Pixel Sword, Die By The Pixel Sword

    With such distinct historical richness it's no shock popular culture has embraced Japanese samurai mythos over the years, including, of course, video games. Samurai Shodown wasn't the first game to take on the subject, but it certainly was the most successful at bringing samurai duelling to the tip of...

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  • News The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards Include Discounts On "Challenging" Titles

    Puzzles and platforms

    The latest wave of My Nintendo rewards have now gone live on the European version of the site, and this collection's theme is all about celebrating "challenging" games. There are only four games on offer this time around, all for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U, and you can check out the list below. We'd argue that Pullblox may well be...

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  • News The Co-Op Archeology Of Fossil Hunters Has Unearthed A 28th June Release Date On Switch

    Build dinosaurs like bony puzzles

    An archeology-themed puzzle game? With co-op? What fresh hell is this? Well, this is Fossil Hunters, a cute and charming little romp that turns unearthing fossils and constructing dinosaur skeletons into an exercise in platforming and teamwork. And, best of all, developer Reptoid Games has confirmed the game...

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  • News Get Ready Doods, NIS America Is Bringing Disgaea 1 Complete To Switch On 9th October

    Return to the netherworld

    Back in April of this year, Nippon Ichi and NIS America revealed the original Disgaea game would be receiving a HD makeover to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the strategy RPG series. NIS America has now confirmed Disgaea 1 Complete will arrive on Nintendo Switch on 9th October. There’s a trailer to coincide with...

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Thursday14th Jun 2018

  • News Masahiro Sakurai Notes That Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Could Be The Last In The Series

    For real this time?

    With the release of each of the last few Super Smash Bros. titles, series director and incredibly hardworking man Masahiro Sakurai has claimed that it could well be his last. Continuing this trend, Sakurai is now treating Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as potentially being the final Smash game. Disussing the game...

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    Review Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion

    Eights-a-poppin'

    Since we first clapped eyes on the sucker-headed Octolings in 720p on the Wii U, Splatoon fans everywhere wanted to take control of these teenage tentaculars on the splattlefield. Octo Expansion promises just that and much more, but can such wondrous ideas truly be realised in a $20 DLC pack for Splatoon 2 on the Switch? Let’s...

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  • News Nintendo Confirms Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is A "Brand New Game", Not A Wii U Port

    "Built from the ground up"

    Ever since Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was first shown, back when we still had no idea what form it would take, fans have been wondering whether the game will be a brand new experience or an upgraded port based on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Nintendo has now officially addressed the issue - and it's very good news indeed...

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  • News Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aimé Hits Back At Analysts After Recent Share Price Drop

    "There’s a lot more up our sleeve"

    Immediately after Nintendo's E3 Direct earlier this week, the company's share value took quite a hit, dropping over 6% in a single day. The main concerns were reportedly related to a lack of new and exciting content being shown, and worries over how Nintendo will continue to please and surprise gaming fans over...

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  • News Conversations To Bring YouTube And Netflix To Switch Are "On-Going"

    "Opportunities will come in due time"

    Just hours before Nintendo's E3 Direct earlier this week, rumours surrounding the launch of YouTube and Netflix services on Switch began to circulate once again. The reason for this was an error on North American retailer Best Buy's online store - which has since been removed - but the whole fiasco has resulted...

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  • Watch Nintendo Treehouse Live - Day 3 @ E3 2018

    The final day

    Join us for the third and final day of Nintendo Treehouse Live, direct from the E3 show floor in LA. It's Nintendo last chance to give us some special announcements and deep dive into the games they have on show this year. <liveblog id="e3_2018_nintendo_treehouse_day3_nintendolife" tags="#Ninte3ndo" video=" />

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  • News Octopath Traveler Features 80 - 100 Hours Of Content

    New demo has 3 hour time limit

    Yesterday's Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featured a healthy segment on the upcoming turn-based RPG Octopath Traveler, and details surrounding the game's length and new demo were revealed. The demo, which is officially called the Octopath Traveler Prologue Demo, should be available to...

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  • News The Genki USB Bluetooth Adapter Finally Brings Low-Latency Audio To Switch

    Kickstarter campaign launches today

    Human Things has launched a new Kickstarter campaign that will be music to the ears of any Switch owner who craves wireless audio on their console. Genki is the first USB-C Bluetooth transmitter uses the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology and Qualcomm’s aptX Low Latency codec to deliver low-latency audio using...

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  • Nintendo Download 14th June (North America)

    New games, DLC, discounts and more

    Thursday is here once more, bringing with it the promise of a new weekend on the horizon, and a fresh update to your local eShops. This week's haul of digital delights includes everything from a battle royale phenomenon and an objective-based shooter to a shape-based puzzler and grim-looking platformer. We'd like...

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  • News Sony's Share Value Takes A Hit Following Fortnite Account Woes On Nintendo Switch

    But will it change its mind?

    Share prices sure are in the news a lot this time of year. We've already heard that Nintendo's value has taken a hit following its E3 presentation, and now it's Sony's turn. The news that Switch owners who have previously played Fortnite on PS4 cannot transfer their progress to Nin

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  • News Wolfenstein II Developer Says Switch Port Will Have No Compromises

    Things are looking good

    We're only a couple of weeks away from Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' launch on Switch, and all the footage of the game we've seen so far has been looking extremely impressive. As it turns out, there seems to be a very good reason for this apparent high level of quality. Speaking with

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  • Nintendo Download 14th June (Europe)

    Every new bit of content hitting the eShops

    Welcome to this week's Nintendo Download roundup, your weekly update on every new game, piece of DLC, discount and theme coming to the eShops in your region. As always, drop a vote in our poll if it takes your fancy, and leave us a comment below with your thoughts on the latest additions to Switch, 3DS and...

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  • Hands On Settling The Score In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Ridley and able

    There are certain games you can count on making an appearance on every Nintendo console: Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and more recently, Super Smash Bros. Since the N64 days, Smash has been one of Nintendo's major tentpole franchises drawing millions of new fans into Nintendo's orbit, so the company's announcement of a new Smash...

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  • News Panic Button "Very In Demand" After Successful Switch Ports, Working On Several Projects

    Including original games

    Panic Button's recent work porting games (DOOM, Rocket League, and Wolfenstein II) to Nintendo Switch has been something of a dream period for the studio, with a high level of quality across the board securing it a legion of happy, expectant fans. It would appear that fans are right to be expectant, too, as plenty more...

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  • News Arcade Archives: Donkey Kong Available Now On Switch eShop In North America And Japan

    Sky Skipper drops in July

    To start the third and final day of live Treehouse coverage, Nintendo announced HAMSTER would be expanding the Arcade Archives line on the Switch eShop, with the reveal of two additional titles. Both released in 1981, the first is the original Donkey Kong arcade game, and the second is the lesser known Sky Skipper...

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  • News Nintendo Expects Third-Party Ports To Arrive On Switch Much Quicker From Next Year

    Less delays...

    The Switch has received a number of very welcome ports from external publishers since the console's release, but often after a rather timely delay. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is coming to Switch later this month but was originally released on other consoles back in October of last year, and the very recently released Fortnite...

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  • Hands On Falling Into Endless Spike Pits In Mega Man 11

    It's good to have you back, old friend

    In the aftermath of the dramatic departure of Keiji Inafune from Capcom back in 2010, it seemed that he had taken Mega Man with him. Capcom cancelled all existing projects and relegated the Blue Bomber to a footnote in the broader company portfolio. There was hope that the spirit would live on in Inafune’s...

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  • News Nintendo Switch Now Has Over 700 Games

    Something for everyone

    Since its launch in March of last year, the Switch has seen a whole host of games arrive in all shapes and sizes. We've seen at least one major first-party release per month for the majority of that time, several incredibly popular third-party franchises, and more indie games than you can waggle a Joy-Con at. In fact, it isn't...

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    Review Soccer Slammers

    Cheap kicks

    World Cup 2018 is upon us, and with it comes the inevitable rush of pick-up-and-play football games. Soccer Slammers is one such effort, and it's pretty much at the polar opposite end of the Switch footy game scale compared to FIFA 18 - for better and for worse. On the 'better' side, it forgoes the dry, manicured pomposity of EA's fully...

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  • News You'll Be Able To Unlock New Mario Tennis Aces Characters Through In-Game Tournaments

    Koopa Troopa and Blooper on the way

    During day two of Nintendo's Treehouse Live stream, more details were announced surrounding the character roster available in Mario Tennis Aces. It was revealed that some new characters are on the way, and there will be a couple of different ways to unlock them for your collection. The two additional characters...

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  • News Psychological Horror Adventure Angels of Death Is Headed To Switch This Month

    Split into four episodes

    It has been confirmed that Angels of Death, a psychological horror adventure developed by Makoto Sanada, will launch on Nintendo Switch on 27th June in North America, and 28th June in Europe. After its success as a game and manga series in Japan, Angels of Death is coming to the west consisting of four in-game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop