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  • News MixedBag Confirms forma.8 Switch Release Date, Two More Games on the Way

    The Italian studio steps into publishing

    A week or two ago a Switch 'News' category popped up on the system for forma.8, confirming that the intriguing exploration title that graced the Wii U was coming to the new system. Developer MixedBag has now outlined the release details - it'll arrive on 24th August in North America and Europe priced at $9.99...

    • Switch eShop
    • MixedBag Games
  • News 'Battle Inspired' Rewards Added to My Nintendo in North America

    Includes a discount on The Wonderful 101

    This week's new set of goodies on My Nintendo in North America is designed to promote Flip Wars, which arrived on the Switch eShop in the region last week. Even if that title isn't to everyone's taste, one discount in particular may prove tempting to some. Below are the 'Battle Inspired' offers on My...

    • My Nintendo
  • News The Pokémon Company Confirms Its Streaming Schedule for The Pokémon World Championships

    For those that can't get to Anaheim this weekend

    The Pokémon World Championships are almost here, the culmination of months of regional qualifying events. In Anaheim, California from 18th to 20th August the best Pokémon Sun and Moon, Trading Card Game and Pokkén Tournament players will gather to prove they're the very best. As always there's...

    • Pokemon
    • Play Pokemon
  • News Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy Hits Europe on 6th October

    Nintendo to publish in EU, daily puzzles to be added

    Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy is a welcome return for the classic series formula, albeit we have a new protagonist and a focus on light-hearted storytelling and a push to keep the focus on puzzles. Already confirmed for the Fall season in North America,...

    • 3DS
    • Layton
  • News It'll Be a Battle of Super Powers in the Next Splatoon 2 Splatfest

    Nope, not Marvel vs DC

    Nintendo has confirmed the theme for the next Splatfest in Splatoon 2, this time setting up a battle between blue and green once the tussle rolls around. It'll be Flight vs Invisibility, the same in both North America in Europe; it'll go down on 1st-2nd September. Nintendo also confirmed that Splatoon 2 is past one million...

    • Splatoon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Splatfest
  • Competition Get Back Into Pokémon GO With A Nifty Pokémon GO Plus!

    We've got FIVE up for grabs

    There is a limited amount of summertime left in the UK and together with our friends at Nintendo UK we've got five Pokémon GO Plus accessories to give away, a perfect excuse to get back into Pokémon GO, right? The ultimate companion for any Pokémon Trainer, Pokémon GO Plus let's you Catch Pokémon and...

    • Competitions
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Giveaway
  • News Colourful Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 Edition Bundle is Heading to North America Soon

    It's pretty fresh

    Splatoon 2 has already emerged as an important year one hit for the Nintendo Switch, and the big N has been looking to utilise the IP to promote the hardware. Now Nintendo of America is joining in with a neat hardware bundle to build demand further. The Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 Edition bundle will be a Walmart exclusive in North...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Splatoon 2
    • Bundle
  • Nintendo Download 17th August (Europe)

    Sonic Mania! Chicken Wiggle! SmileBASIC! Much more!

    The European Nintendo Download Update is now live, and it's a relatively busy line-up. For reasons only it knows Nintendo of Europe is listing a big release from earlier in the week in this update, but beyond that we have some interesting options on Switch and a couple of enticing releases on 3DS...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • Nintendo Download 17th August (North America)

    Minecraft: Story Mode! Chicken Wiggle! Two Jackbox Party Packs! More!

    It's that time again, dear readers, for the Nintendo Download Update details for North America. This week brings a notable retail title, in addition to four Switch eShop games and a couple of interesting options on the 3DS. Without further ado, let's get to it. Switch Retail...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • News Show Off Your 16-Bit Style With This Adorable SNES Classic Hoodie

    Totally rad, dudes

    Following on from last month’s reveal of the delightful NES Classic Hoodie, Merchoid are back with the affectionately named SNES Classic Hoodie which of course is cleverly timed to coincide with the release of the SNES Classic Mini.  Based on the Europe

    • SNES
    • SNES Mini
    • Clothing
  • Guide How To Unlock Mean Bean Mode In Sonic Mania

    This might take a while

    If you're too tight to shell out for Puyo Puyo Tetris, then you might be interested to know that you can get your Puyo Puyo fix within Sonic Mania, any time you want. Yes it's possible to unlock your own little version of Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine in Sonic Mania. You'll just need to collect 20 silver medals in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic Mania
    • Guides
  • News Here's How ARMS Might Look On The Game Boy Advance

    Retrotastic

    We weren't sure what to make of ARMS when it was first revealed, but Nintendo's bold new IP turned out to be a pleasant surprise and every bit as colourful as Splatoon. The game makes great use of Joy-Con motion controls to let the player use their stretchy weaponised arms to punch, thump and knock-out opponents. However what if...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • GBA
    • ARMS
    • Pixel Art
    • Retro
  • News Neo Geo Classic Magician Lord Casts A Spell On The Switch eShop Today

    Save the world from the fiendish Gal-Agiese

    For those of our readers who have been enjoying the ACA Neo Geo releases on the Switch eShop, it's been revealed that later today Magician Lord will be available to download for the usual price of £6.29 / $7.99.  Developed by Alpha Denshi and released in 1990 as a launch title on the Neo Geo,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Neo Geo
  • News Necrocosmos Aims To Bring Metroidvania Style Goodness To Switch

    There is no god up here!

    We love a good Metroidvania game here at Nintendo Life. While we've got Metroid: Samus Returns to look forward to on 3DS and the lovely Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition coming up on Switch, we could always use one more quality Metroidvania style game, right? The lovely folks at Andromeda Project aim to make our dreams...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Metroidvania
    • Kickstarter
  • News The Overcooked: Special Edition Performance Patch Is Nearing Release

    Targeting that cinematic 30 FPS

    We think Overcooked: Special Edition is a standout game in the Switch’s growing catalogue, but the one major problem to be found in this particular version is the relatively shoddy performance compared to other versions. Overcooked runs at a steady 30 FPS on other platforms, but stutters somewhere around 20 FPS on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Overcooked: Special Edition
    • Updates
  • News Fire Emblem Echoes Developers on How the Game Iterates on Fire Emblem Fates

    "There were things we wanted to implement but couldn’t fit"

    The 3DS has arguably been the most impactful platform for the Fire Emblem series, playing host to a succession of three titles that all manage to take the series to new heights in their own ways. The last of these--Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia—was a remake of the second Fire...

    • 3DS
    • Fire Emblem Echoes
  • Random This Sonic Mania Easter Egg Brings Back Memories of the 25th Anniversary 'Party'

    The horror...

    Occasionally we do live blogs of events and streams that turn out to be disasters on an epic scale. Examples that spring to mind include the first 'VGX' awards, and basically any live show by SEGA. Famously, SEGA did at least two 'announcements for an announcement' that culminated in the Sonic 25th Anniversary Party in July last year...

    • Switch eShop
    • Sonic Mania
  • Random It's Hard to Resist Importing These Super Famicom Joy-Con Kits

    Super Switch indeed

    You may have noticed the name of our editorial director Damien McFerran has been largely missing for the last couple of weeks, and that's because he's swanning about on Holiday. He still has time to browse random Japanese accessories online, of course, because that's just his style. In any case, he sent us poor worker drones a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Joy-Con
    • Japan
    • Super Famicom

YesterdayWed, 16th Aug 2017

  • 136

    Switch eShop

    Review Sonic Mania

    Sonic is back to his best

    In certain circles of chatty online gamers, Sonic the Hedgehog is often a hot topic. SEGA and Sonic Team has taken its mascot on some wild rides over the past 20+ years, stepping into 3D 'modern' Sonic, attempting a return to 2D with Sonic the Hedgehog 4 and dividing opinion, and blurring the lines (with some success) in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Sonic Mania
  • News Here’s Your First Look at the Upcoming New ARMS Fighter

    Well, sort of

    Last week, Nintendo put out a decently sized patch for ARMS that introduced a series of balance tweaks, and it also confirmed that the next update would be much more significant, adding in a new fighter, stage, and more arms. Not much else has been revealed since then, but Nintendo of Japan just recently put out a bit of a teaser for...

    • ARMS
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Guide Unlocking Sonic Mania's Debug Mode and Stage Select

    There's no such thing as too many goalposts

    Sonic Mania is a treat for classic Sonic fans of all ages, but those that fiddled around with the original games & Knuckles will remember the debug modes that allowed you to mess around with any stage and completely ruin its subtle layout. Thankfully Sonic Mania delivers once again, as the classic...

    • Sonic Mania
    • Sonic
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Sonic Mania Dashes Straight To The Top Of The Switch Best Sellers Chart

    Great news for the Blue Blur

    It's fair to say that Sonic Mania has been really well received so far, attracting positive reviews all over the shop. Our own review will be with you shortly (spoilers: we like it too!). For many Sonic fans this is the game they've always wanted Sega to make -- a spiritual successor to the original Mega Drive trilogy...

    • Sonic Mania
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Sonic
  • 40

    Switch eShop

    Review Slime-san

    It's not easy being green

    If there's a lesson to be learned from Slime-San, it's that looks can be deceiving. Glancing at screenshots reveals a grungy, pixellated style, some weirdly gooey environments and what would appear to be a fairly straightforward 2D platformer, but scratch just beneath the slightly viscous surface and you'll find...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Slime-San
  • News Dragon Quest XI and Nintendo Switch Still Dominate the Japanese Charts

    The Snack World: Trejarers makes its debut in 2nd place

    The Media Create chart results for Japan are here once again, bringing some new releases but also familiar sales trends that mean good news for Nintendo. Starting with software, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age on 3DS stays at number one in the software chart, taking it past 1.5...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dragon Quest
  • News An EA Executive's Four-Year Old Son Helped Him Appreciate the Nintendo Switch Concept

    "I think it's a pretty special machine"

    We've said in multiple editorials that the Nintendo Switch is more than the sum of its parts, but sometimes people need to use one to 'get it'. The core ingredients of a tablet with detachable controllers, that can be docked for a TV output, sounds neat but isn't necessarily considered game changing in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • EA
  • News Japanese Gamers Can Now Pick Their Favourite Joy-Con Colour Combo

    Mix and match

    Lucky Japanese Nintendo fans now have the option to pick their favourite Joy-Con colour combination when buying a Switch online from the official store. We had a play around with the online configurator and came up with the rad combo which you can see above. Hot or not? Japanese customers can pick from any options which actually...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Joy-Con
  • 18

    Switch eShop

    Review Phantom Trigger

    Hack, slash, repeat...

    Phantom Trigger is a self-described “neon slasher” featuring RPG and roguelike elements developed by two-man squad, Bread Team. Combining some rather tough gameplay with an intriguing storyline, it sees you make your way through various monster-ridden, dungeon-like worlds, whilst also attempting to make sense of what is...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Phantom Trigger
  • News Now You Can Play The Nintendo Switch With Only One Hand

    A 3D printed wonder

    While Nintendo designed Super Mario Run to be easily played with only one hand, and laboured this point repeatedly, it was a reminder of a genuine need to make games more accessible to those who only have the use of one hand. Thankfully for those gamers Thingyiverse user Vexelius has created a seriously useful

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Joy-Con
    • Accessories
  • News Capturing Uproots In Super Mario Odyssey Looks Like Fun

    Reaching new heights

    To say we're excited about the October release of Super Mario Odyssey on Nintendo Switch is a bit of an understatement. The more we see of the game the more we can't wait to play it for ourselves. The Super Mario Odyssey Japanese Twitter account has been a great reminder of what we have to look forward to in the game. In the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Upcoming Games
  • Video Digital Foundry Shares Its Full Technical Breakdown of Sonic Mania

    For you framerate fans

    Sonic Mania is causing, well, mania, and we'll be typing out our final review today (following some more personal thoughts earlier in the week). The good news is that it runs beautifully on all platforms, with just one odd example on Switch (the first 3D 'chase the UFO' Special Stage) of frame drops; asides from that it's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic Mania
    • Digital Foundry
  • News Brazilian Brawler 99Vidas Is Bringing Old-School Arcade Combat To Switch This Year

    Inspired by Double Dragon, Golden Axe and Final Fight

    QUByte Interactive has confirmed that it is bringing its side-scrolling fighter 99Vidas to the Switch eShop later this year. Created in conjunction with 99Vidas, Brazil's most popular video gaming podcast, the fighter has 4 player co-op, 11 characters, a 6-level story mode, 2 bonus levels,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Stylish Switch eShop Title, Original Journey, is Brought Forward to a Q4 Release

    A quicker journey than we thought

    Earlier this year Original Journey was confirmed as yet another intriguing title to be on the way to the Switch eShop. Developed by Bonfire Entertainment and published by Another Indie, it utilises a 'pencil art' style with platforming, action and mechs. Alongside the release of a PC (Steam) launch...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Prima Has a Super Mario Odyssey Guide on the Way

    You’ll need some help finding all those moons

    It seems like official video game guides are a bit of an antiquated item in the current day and age. Just about every game now has extensive YouTube series covering every facet of the gameplay and going over it all in nuance that guides might miss, and games are also prone to change with patches, which...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Odyssey

Tuesday15th Aug 2017

  • News Sonic Mania Runs Brilliantly on Switch, With One Tiny Drawback

    Christian Whitehead confirms they're working on bugs

    Here's a spoiler ahead of our Sonic Mania review - it's a huge amount of fun. Prior to release this scribe published some personal thoughts based on the PS4 version to summarise why it's the Sonic game many have been waiting for. We are now dashing through on Switch, and our review will be with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic Mania
  • News The OJO Aims To Be The First Dedicated Nintendo Switch Projector

    Could this be the ultimate Switch accessory?

    We recently checked out an LED mini projector with the Switch to see if it was a match made in gaming heaven. The results proved to be quite pleasing; with this projector coupled with the SFANS Adapter and Nintendo Switch, we were able to fit everything we needed into a medium-sized backpack...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Projector
    • Hardware
    • Indiegogo
  • Guide A Simple Fix for a Game Breaking Bug in Troll and I on Switch

    Get past the first 10 minutes...

    Troll and I is out now on the Switch, a somewhat under-the-radar retail release that nevertheless looks rather appealing in footage. A single player adventure, it revolves around a co-operative relationship between a young man and the troll to get through various environments and challenges. We're working on a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Troll and I
    • Guides
  • News Nicalis Would Love To Bring Night Trap To Nintendo Switch

    "If Nintendo weren't such *****, LRG would have done it"

    Publisher Nicalis has been doing a great job in bringing games such as Cave Story+ and The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ to Nintendo Switch retail. Collectors really appreciate physical releases such as this, and Nicalis clearly has a way of convincing Nintendo to relax its policies, as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nicalis
    • Night Trap
  • News Disgaea 5 Complete Passes 100,000 Sales on Nintendo Switch

    How about that, dood?

    Disgaea 5 Complete, released alongside the Switch in Japan and in May in the West, provides a huge amount of quirky, complex strategy gameplay for those that embrace its 'niche' approach to storytelling. We enjoyed it enough to give a recommendation in our review, with the proviso that it's a commitment to get into it fully...

    • Disgaea 5 Complete
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Unepic and Ghost 1.0 Are Heading to the Switch eShop

    Epic news

    The Wii U had its share of quality download-only games, and one that certainly deserves mention is Unepic, developed by Francisco Téllez de Meneses and published on the last-gen system by EnjoyUp Games. That arrived back in early 2014 and the developer has been busy - as it turns out that'll be to the benefit of the Switch eShop. The...

    • Switch eShop
  • News GameStop Gets Major Nintendo Switch Restock in the US, But Only In Stores

    Call your local or get down there!

    If you're in the US and still trying to get a Switch, it's potentially been a struggle to find stock; various retailers have often offered sporadic and limited availability. According to CNET, though, GameStop stores in the country will have a notable restock today (15th August) and tomorrow. CNET quotes a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • GameStop
  • 11

    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review The King of Fighters '99

    Enjoyable, skip-able fighting fun

    Since its beginning the three-vs-three Team-Battling shenanigans of SNK’s The King of Fighters series provided enjoyable fighting action. Each instalment added and tweaked things, culminating in the superb “Dream Match” ’98 edition. This was followed unsurprisingly by The King of Fighters ’99, which...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Neo Geo
    • King of Fighters
  • Video Get a Good Look at Rabbid Luigi and Mario in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

    Ubisoft gradually introduces the cast

    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is just two weeks away, and Ubisoft is releasing regular videos to showcase the game. Over the past week it's released a couple of 'Character Spotlight' videos, which showcase how different characters bring important strengths to your squad. First up a week ago was the Mario...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario + Rabbids

Monday14th Aug 2017

  • News Translation of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Japanese Ending Prompts Interesting Debate

    The end result actually seems the same, though, if you dig into it

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is, in the opinion of this scribe, one of the finest games ever made. The adventure can be tackled in a variety of ways, but the ending brings it all together in one intense showdown, which naturally has Legend of Zelda lore fans interpreting...

  • Feature Basking in Nostalgia and '16-Bit' Goodness in Sonic Mania

    The 12-year-old me would get all the Chaos Emeralds

    With Sonic Mania just a day away at the time of publication, the lid is being lifted on review embargoes. Our chums at Push Square have published a review, but there's one simple reason we're posting this feature instead - we've been playing it on PS4. SEGA America offered us PS4 / Xbox...

    • Features
    • Sonic Mania
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Nintendo Switch
    • PS4
  • News Curve Digital Confirms Two Games for the Switch eShop

    More good stuff on the way

    Curve Digital was quite active in its support for the Wii U and 3DS eShop, particularly the former. It published the likes of Thomas Was Alone and OlliOlli on Nintendo hardware, and has now confirmed two games that it's bringing to the Switch. Below are trailers and some official game descriptions for these. The Flame in...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News FIFA 18 Sales Are Important for Future EA Support of Nintendo Switch

    "I hope we get there, that would be my personal ambition."

    The Nintendo Switch has got off to a great start so far, with a growing install base, quality first party games and solid indie support on the eShop. Nevertheless the third-party retail line-up has been rather thin; while SEGA's Puyo Puyo Tetris and Capcom's Ultra Street Fighter...

    • FIFA 18
    • EA
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition Demo is Live, For Real This Time

    Castle Rock is rockin'

    Eagle-eyed download update readers last week will have spotted confirmation of the Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition demo being due to go live in North America today, on 14th August. The European update didn't list it, but it has now officially gone live in the region; it'll arrive in North America later today. This isn't...

    • Switch eShop
    • Rayman Legends
    • Demo
  • Video Celebrate Kirby's 25th Anniversary With This Special Trailer

    Including a reminder of the 2018 Switch release

    As we've seen over recent weeks with themed discounts and promotions, Nintendo's been celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Kirby. Nintendo of Europe, for its part, has now published a rather nice trailer celebrating the landmark. It works through 25 years of Kirby games, ending with a few snippets of...

    • Kirby
    • Anniversary
    • Video
  • News Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Keep Top 10 Places in the UK Charts

    Other titles such as Miitopia continue to do well

    We're in the middle of the Summer lull in the games retail market - there are few new releases meaning that evergreen titles lead the way. That's certainly the case in the UK, but the most recent chart results do bring some cheer for Nintendo. In a week with no big-hitting newcomers Crash...

    • UK
    • Charts
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News Mewtwo Raids Spotted At Pokémon GO Event In Japan

    No sign of Mew though

    Update: Mewtwo will arrive in the game for all very soon through 'Exclusive Raid Battles' - details below. In the coming weeks, you, too, will have the opportunity to battle and catch Mewtwo with the new Exclusive Raid Battle feature. Exclusive Raid Battles are similar to existing Raid Battles, with a few notable...

    • Pokemon GO
    • Pokemon
    • Niantic
  • News Behold, It's the Pikachu Snapchat Lens!

    Um, yay?

    Hey, you hip young things, we know you're on the interwebs to update your Facebook profile and tweet a video of you eating a burger, and you may even do whatever it is you do on Snapchat. Well, we're down with that, so here's the Pikachu Snapchat Lens for Snapchatting - get it now (in Snapchat, yeah?)

    • Pokemon
    • Snapchat

Sunday13th Aug 2017

  • Poll 99 Games and Counting - Are You Pleased With the Switch eShop Library?

    Download decisions

    We're just a couple of days away from the launch of Sonic Mania on the Switch eShop, the latest intriguing release to head to the store. While the line-up of exclusive games on the Switch download store is modest (but arguably offering quality over quantity), we're seeing a diverse range of multi-platform titles. A number of...

    • Features
    • Poll
    • Switch eShop
  • News RiME Producer Explains Why The Switch Port Is Coming So Much Later

    Achievement system also being worked into the Nintendo version

    RiME is taking its sweet time getting to the Nintendo Switch, with the release date now locked down to November.  However, there are valid reasons for this delay, and producer Cody Bradley has taken the time to explain what's what with a lengthy but informative blog post...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • RiME
  • News Sony's Jim Ryan Reiterates Praise for Nintendo's Resurgence With the Switch

    "It’s great that they’re back"

    With the latest figures showing that the Switch has sold 4.7 million units worldwide, Nintendo has garnered praise from various corners of the industry. The latest high profile figure to comment on the console's early success is Sony's own Jim Ryan. Speaking to EDGE magazine, the global head of sales and...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Pokémon GO Adds Shiny Pikachu For Japanese Residents

    Shiny Raichu available too

    A new shiny Pokémon has been made available in Pokémon GO for all Japan-based players. After last week's Pikachu Outbreak event, Niantic has begun to roll out Shiny Pikachu in the wild. This is not the first time a shiny Pokémon has been added to the game after shiny (gold) Magikarp began appearing - which in...

    • Pokémon GO
    • Pokemon

Saturday12th Aug 2017

  • News US Sprint Stores Are Giving Away Pokémon GO Trainer Level Badges

    Grab one while supplies last

    US-based telecommunications company Sprint is offering Pokémon GO players the chance to own a trainer level badge to show off their progress in the app. The company is handing out free level badges to anyone that visits one of the US stores and proves their level achievement to a member of staff. The levels...

    • Pokémon GO
    • Pokemon
  • News Stylish Twin-Stick Shooter, Boiling Bolt, Announced For Switch

    Maybe not as fast as the iconic sprinter

    Persistant Studios has announced that twin-stick shooter Boiling Bolt will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch. The game (originally released for PC) features 2D gameplay with 3D graphics and two player co-op across all game modes. Enemies strategically work together to take down your ship whilst you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Boiling Bolt
    • Switch eShop

Friday11th Aug 2017

  • News Gamevice Launches Patent Case Against the Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con Concept

    It begins...

    A common occurrence in the Wii era was Nintendo being taken to court by various companies claiming that the system violated existing patents. This has happened with multiple Nintendo systems, in truth, with the 3DS also being targeted quite a few times. Nintendo wins the majority of these cases and, even on the rare occasions it loses...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Gamevice
  • News Playtonic Gives Update On Yooka-Laylee For Switch

    Studio needs to be 100% confident before giving a release date

    With the prospect of taking it anywhere, some have held off on purchasing Yooka-Laylee as they wait for it to be released on the Switch. Developer Playtonic Games has now given a little insight into how far along it is, saying that the "final issues" are being worked out. This news comes...

    • Switch eShop
    • Yooka-Laylee
    • Playtonic Games
  • News Infinite Minigolf Disappears From North American eShop Due to Ratings Issue

    Zen Studios is working on a patch

    Anyone looking for Infinite Minigolf on the North American eShop for some weekend play may be a tad baffled at the moment, as the game has been temporarily pulled from the store; Zen Studios, however, is on the case. Oddly it seems to have been caused by a ratings change; Zen Studios initially tweeted surprise,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Zen Studios
    • Infinite Minigolf
  • Video This Nintendo Staffer Is Way Better Than You at Playing Splatoon 2

    Amazing...

    Much of the talk around Splatoon 2 is about the excellent core multiplayer mode and the occasionally available Salmon Run mode, but it seems like the single player is what gets often ignored. Though it’s obviously not the primary selling point of the title, it suitably builds upon the ideas established in the original Splatoon and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Speed run
  • News The Splat Brella Will Stop Raindrops Falling on Your Head in Splatoon 2 This Weekend

    We did some talking to the sun

    Splatoon 2 has been serving up weekly updates and/or events so far, and that's set to continue this week. The coming weekend will bring us one of the quirkiest new items in the Switch sequel - the Splat Brella. It's the first of its type in the game, and the Japanese account's tweet has a few nice shots of the...

    • Splatoon 2
    • Splatoon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
  • Video Check Out the Opening Cinematic for Sonic Mania

    What a catchy tune

    It’s been a long time coming, and in just a few short days, Sonic Mania will finally see a release. The 16-bit platformer seems to be the game that fans have been requesting for years; this is a game that’s being made to honor the past while still introducing new stuff for the future. To keep anticipation high, Sonic Team has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sonic Mania
  • News Game Freak Director Discusses Evolution of Pokémon Designs

    "Treating them like living creatures"

    Game Freak Director and Pokémon series developer Junichi Masuda has been speaking about the design process in creating Pokémon, and how this has changed over the years since the games' inception.  Pokémon has always been praised for its wide variety of designs, taking things as...

    • Pokémon
    • Game Freak
  • News Robonauts is Blasting Its Way Onto the Switch eShop

    Let's take a look, shall we?

    The European eShop has a nice routine of dropping in new game pages on a regular basis to show more titles that are on the way, and this week a number were added. In most cases they're games we're already covered, but one is new and worth picking up - Robonauts by QubicGames. QubicGames has some experience...

    • Switch eShop
    • QubicGames
    • Robonauts
  • News The Jackbox Party Pack 1 & 2 Hit the Switch on 17th August

    Twice the fun

    Early on in the Switch's life we had The Jackbox Party Pack 3, a collection of quirky multiplayer games in which players can jump in and use their phones to play. It was well executed on Switch, adding another party game to the system's line-up. A little while ago Jackbox Games confirmed that the Switch would catch up with...

    • Switch eShop
    • Jackbox Games

Thursday10th Aug 2017

  • Nintendo Download 10th August (North America)

    Sonic Mania! Ironcast! Flip Wars! Phantom Trigger! Much more!

    The North American Nintendo Download Update details are here, and it's another busy week. The Nintendo Switch is jam-packed with a demo, full download options and a retail game, from turn-based match three, to retro kicks, multiplayer shenanigans and more besides. The 3DS gets a new...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • Video See the Big Difference Between Monster Hunter XX on Switch and 3DS

    Well, obviously...

    Occasionally our memory plays tricks on us - we may think back to old games and picture lovely, crisp visuals, but then we play them for real and, well, the results don't match our memories. That could conceivably be the case with Monster Hunter XX. The Switch version demo is now out in Japan (instructions to access it here)...

    • Switch eShop
    • Monster Hunter XX
    • Capcom
  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Version 1.2.1 Now Available For Download

    Don't get too excited, though

    These Nintendo Switch software updates are coming thick and fast these days. We've already seen Zelda: Breath of the Wild and ARMS get new updates, and now it's the turn of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Version 1.2.1 of the popular racer has just gone live, but it doesn't boast the sweeping changes seen in the other titles; in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    • Mario Kart
    • Updates
  • News 'Next Gen Nintendo 64 Controller' from Retro Fighters Smashes Kickstarter Target

    Good news for those preserving their originals

    When it comes to Nintendo's rich gaming history, there's little doubt that the Nintendo 64 holds a special place in many gamers' hearts. It delivered games that were revolutionary for the time, and it has an iconic look that's hard to forget. The controllers, particularly the analogue stick,...

    • Nintendo 64
    • Retro Fighters
    • Kickstarter
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    Switch eShop

    Review Infinite Minigolf

    Better than par?

    Zen Studios is undoubtedly best known for its pinball games and 'platforms', honing online systems and gameplay over the years. It's a company with an eye for stylish representations of some of the most simple but addictive pastimes, and its latest effort is Infinite Minigolf. Thankfully the name isn't suggesting questionable...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Infinite Minigolf
  • Nintendo Download 10th August (Europe)

    Ironcast! Phantom Trigger! Rocket Fist! Kirby Discounts! More!

    The European Nintendo Download Update is live, and this week's line-up brings quite a lot of options across the three core systems. On Nintendo Switch we have five new download titles along with a discount, the 3DS gets artistic and the Wii U Virtual Console gets two new arrivals. Beyond...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • News Splatoon 2 is Getting a Special Range of Summer Outfits Starting This Weekend

    Shame about the flip flops

    Splatoon 2 is already one of the key games of this Summer, and Nintendo is stepping up the seasonal theme with a special range of outfits and shoes to appear this coming weekend. As is always the case it's the official Japanese Twitter account spilling the beans, but typically this sort of thing rolls out globally...

    • Splatoon 2
    • Splatoon
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Super Meat Boy is Definitely Coming to Nintendo Switch

    Well done

    Super Meat Boy is a title that is firmly fixed in 'Indie' gaming history, and has been ported and re-released on most systems, including the Wii U. It's now confirmed that it's coming to the Nintendo Switch, too, with Team Meat and its crew evidently getting comfortable working with Nintendo's new system. The confirmation was given in a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Super Meat Boy
  • News Mutant Mudds Deluxe Is Nearing Release on the Switch

    Hopefully a release date is inbound?

    In the early days of the eShop on the Nintendo 3DS, one of the standout titles for the digital storefront was Mutant Mudds, a 12-bit tough-as-nails platformer that utilized the 3D effect. It certainly put Atooi—then part of Renegade Kid—on the map for Nintendo players, and it later got a solid follow up in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mutant Mudds Deluxe
  • News Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth Launches on 17th October in North America

    New video introduces Fencer class, too

    Plenty of 3DS fans have been looking forward to the arrival of Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth later this year, and those in North America now have a firm date - it'll arrive on 17th October priced at $39.99USD. The European release date will be announced "at a later time". In addition to that...

    • 3DS
    • Atlus
    • Etrian Odyssey V