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  • News Limited Run Games Will Publish Physical Copies of Indie Titles On Switch Next Year

    Collectors rejoice!

    Somewhere, far into the distance, you might just be able to make out the cries of joy from video game collectors (and cries of fear from their wallets) because Limited Run Games has confirmed that it will be publishing physical retail games on Switch next year. In case you are unaware of the company, Limited Run Games is known...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Nindies
    • Limited Run Games

Friday20th Oct 2017

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    New 3DS

    Review Fire Emblem Warriors

    Nobody gets left behind

    Fire Emblem Warriors has already impressed us with its mix of real-time combat and tactical planning on Switch, and given the current popularity of that console it's easy to forget that the game has also come to the New Nintendo 3DS. While you'd be forgiven for overlooking this entry altogether, it's important to...

    • Reviews
    • New Nintendo 3DS
    • Fire Emblem
  • Anniversary It's One Year Since Nintendo Showed Us The Switch

    NX level stuff

    Incredibly, it's now one year since Nintendo lifted the lid on the Switch - and Nintendo Karen. Leaked many months ahead of the official reveal, the hybrid nature of the Switch - then known as "NX" - left some unconvinced. Even the announcement video itself - which focused on the system's ability to t

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Videos
    • Anniversary
  • News Splatoon 2 Update 1.4.1 Is Now Live, And Here's What's Changed

    Fixes weapon issues, mainly

    It's update city this week in the world of Nintendo - yesterday we got updates for the Switch, Joy-Con and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and today everyone's favourite ink-shooting online blaster is getting a refresh. Before you get too excited,

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Splatoon 2
    • Updates
  • News EA Won't Entirely Rule Out Star Wars Battlefront II Coming To Switch

    "This is something we'll explore if we see opportunities there"

    With Star Wars: The Last Jedi just around the corner the release of Star Wars Battlefront II is well-timed, and we can expect the FPS title to gain plenty of attention, not just for its connection to the wider Star Wars universe but because it's shaping up to be a very impressive title...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Star Wars
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    Switch eShop

    Review Party Golf

    Hole-in-100+

    The Switch is slowly but surely becoming one of the best available entertainment systems for multiplayer fun. The eShop is positively bursting at the seams with great co-op adventures and games that focus on simple, pick-up-and-play action for multiple players to enjoy. Party Golf is one of the latest titles to jump on board, hoping to...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Party Golf
  • News Fire Emblem Warriors Season Pass DLC Will Include Plenty of Familiar Faces

    Tharja! Azura! Minerva! Owain! More!

    Fire Emblem Warriors is out today on Switch and New 3DS, and we think it's pretty good; for those wondering, we also have a New 3DS version review in the works to go live very soon. There's plenty for players to do in the game, such as the main campaign and 'History' battles, but just like with Hyrule...

  • News Moon Hunters Lands On the Switch eShop Next Week

    Mesopotamian mayhem

    We're really looking forward to playing Kitfox Games' Moon Hunters, which was announced for the Switch eShop last month. It's now been given a release date for next week on 26th October, priced at £9.99 in the UK. We expect the North American release to be on the same day also. In the game you create your own legend in a 1-to-4...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review Putty Pals

    A Puzzler Built For Two

    The Nintendo Switch has brought social gaming back to the couch with aplomb. With the ability to literally disconnect two controllers and hand one to a buddy, how could it not? While competitive multiplayer has been the main thrust, cooperative experiences seem to be fewer and far between. Putty Pals is your friendly reminder...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Putty Pals
  • Random Don't Forget This Week's Musical Retail Arrival on Wii

    Sing when you're winning

    Ah, the Wii. The little system is now nearly 11 years old and was an outstanding commercial success; it also brought us a wonderful game library with plenty of titles that'll go down as Nintendo classics. Its broad appeal also made it ripe for various so-called 'casual' games, and despite the system being long since...

    • Wii
    • Let's Sing
  • News Super Meat Boy Releases on Switch This Year

    Digital release this year, physical likely next year

    One of the most significant indie platformers of the past few years is that of Super Meat Boy, the tough-as-nails game that has frustrated many a gamer over the various platforms that it’s seen release on. Naturally, fans have noted that Super Meat Boy would be a good fit on the Switch and have...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Meat Boy
  • News Get a Good Look at Snipperclips Plus: Cut it out, together!

    Cute cutting

    The original Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! was a major early hit on the Switch eShop; developed by a small UK studio, Nintendo liked the concept enough to buy the IP and publish the game. It led the way in terms of early download-only sales on the store. It wasn't too surprising, then, when the most recent Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Snipperclips Plus
  • News Mutation Nation Is Your Next HAMSTER ACA Release on Switch

    No turtles here

    Side scrolling beat' em up fans can rejoice, because when it rains (Wulverblade, Robo Army), it pours. Next week HAMSTER is re-releasing Mutation Nation on the Switch through the ACA series, a tale of mutation and madness set in the now not-too-distant year of 2050. As if we ever really needed any sort of plot to put down some...

    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
    • eShop
    • Hamster
    • Mutation Nation
  • News Minecraft-Like Title Battleminerz is Heading to 3DS This Year

    Amazeballz

    The world has seen a small army of Minecraft clones make their way to gaming consoles - some have been successful, others not so much. Developer Wobbly Tooth Games is the latest to join the trend (for a second time, actually) by bringing Battleminerz to Nintendo 3DS. The game is a sequel to the studio's earlier effort Battleminer (a game...

    • 3DS eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News King Oddball is Looking to Rule the Switch eShop Very Soon

    Utter madness

    Certainly one of the crazier concepts for a game we have seen in recent times, King Oddball is set to land on the Switch's eShop with a bang - and there's not long to wait until it does. You take control of a boulder (the King of boulders it would seem) with the aim of using your ridiculously long tongue to lick up other, smaller...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Zombie Gold Rush is Creeping Onto Switch In Time For Halloween

    Kill zombies, earn cash

    Scrolling through the 'Coming Soon' section of the Switch's eShop can become a rather fun pastime - especially with the amount of games that are bombarding the system at the moment. One such game that has recently appeared in this menu of future delights is Zombie Gold Rush. The game sees you jumping into various cars and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Splasher Will Make Its Mark on the Switch eShop Very Soon

    Splashdown

    For those seeking some fast-paced 2D platforming on the Switch eShop, there's a promising option right around the corner. Playdius has confirmed that Splasher has its final release date on the system, launching on 26th October for €14.99 / $14.99USD / £11.99. In the game you use various inks and resources to 'splash' walls and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Playdius
    • Splasher

Thursday19th Oct 2017

  • News Egads, You Can Now Use Wireless Headphones With Switch Thanks To The 4.0.0 Update

    Music to our ears!

    One of the biggest complaints about the Switch is the lack of any kind of support for wireless headphones beyond wangling something together with an adapter, which introduces lag and other horrible nasties. Thankfully, with the latest firmware update the Switch finally has some support for these oh-so-convenient lovelies, despite...

    • Switch
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Update
  • News Massive Nintendo Switch System Update - Version 4.0.0 - Adds Video Capture and More

    You can also transfer user data, pre-load some eShop games

    Nintendo has unleashed its most significant Switch system update so far, to version 4.0.0. It adds a few key features, the most notable of which is the ability to use the Capture button to grab video clips up to 30 seconds long. If something neat happens in game, pressing and holding the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
    • Capture
    • Firmware
  • News It's Not Just The Switch Which Received A Firmware Update Today

    Those lovely Joy-Cons are joining the party, too

    Earlier today Nintendo issued a new firmware update for the Switch which brings video recording, data transfer and some other goodies to the table. However, it's not just the main console which got an update today - the Joy-Con controllers have also been issued with a firmware refresh. To update...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
    • Joy-Con
  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Gets Updated, Here's What's New And Different

    "​No more than one Piranha Plant will appear at a time"

    It's update day! Not only have we had firmware updates for the Switch and its Joy-Con controllers, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has also received a timely software refresh. The most important update we already know about - it's the ability to capture video durin

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    • Updates
  • Nintendo Download 19th October (North America)

    Fire Emblem Warriors! The Mummy Demastered! Knight Terrors! Much more!

    It's another Nintendo Download Update for North America, and as is now the norm it's absolutely jam-packed with content. The Nintendo Switch eShop accounts for most of the options, again, with a first-party retail title being joined by some download-only gems; the New 3DS doesn't...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • Exclusive Game Freak Explains Why We Should All Play Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

    Riding Mantine, new Pokemon, Mewtwo and more

    Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon aren't far away on 3DS, and the more we learn about the new titles the clearer it gets that they're offering more than minor expansions. The Pokémon Company and Game Freak have emphasised that there'll be an expansive storyline, and in a new twist to previous expansions...

    • Features
    • Exclusive
    • Pokemon
    • Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
  • Rumour LEGO Dimensions Has Apparently Been Killed Off

    A year earlier than planned

    According to a report by Eurogamer, the toys-to-life franchise LEGO Dimensions seems to have come to an end much earlier than first planned. Released on Wii U, as well as various other platforms, the game has seen an enormous variety of licensed figures from franchises such as The Simpsons, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, and...

    • Wii U
    • LEGO Dimensions
  • Hardware Review The Super Famicom Mini Is For Hardcore Collectors Only

    Turning Japanese?

    Not all micro-consoles are created equal, the SNES Classic Mini being the perfect example of this (not-so-universal) truth. The western versions may have the same game selection but the North American and European editions showcase radically different case designs, which has led to some particularly dedicated Nintendo fans buying...

    • Features
    • Hardware Review
    • Super Famicom
    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
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    Switch eShop

    Review JYDGE

    Enforce law and order on the city streets of Edenbyrg

    Imagine a bleak dystopian future where crime is rampant and multiple citizens are being held as hostages by dangerous people. JYDGE, recently launched on Steam  and now available via the Switch eShop, explores this exact scenario. When all goes to hell in the cyberpunk city of Edenbyrg, the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • JYDGE
  • News Nintendo of America Boasts of Major Sales Success in September's NPD Results

    Nintendo systems claimed two-thirds of all US hardware sales

    September was a busy month for Nintendo - though October through December aren't any quieter - as the company made a big push on multiple fronts. It seems to have paid off, however, with Nintendo of America highlighting some significant positives from the most recent NPD US results. It...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • SNES Mini
    • NPD
    • Sales
  • News RiME Takes Up More Space On Switch Than On Xbox One And PlayStation 4

    There's a thing

    RiME comes to Switch soon, and while the wait has been quite a long one we're hopeful that it will have been well worth it. Interestingly, it has been discovered that RiME on Switch - despite being portable - takes up more storage space than it does on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. According to the game's eShop page, RiME gobbles up...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • RiME
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Nintendo Download 19th October (Europe)

    Fire Emblem Warriors! Spelunker Party! Elliot Quest! Much more!

    The latest European Nintendo Download Update is live, and it's another busy line-up with lots of varied options. There are two retail releases on Switch alongside the usual inundation of download games, while there are also big arrivals on the New 3DS / 3DS. With plentiful discounts...

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

    Review The Jackbox Party Pack 4

    Changing the four-mula?

    Ever since the first 'You Don't Know Jack' game arrived on PC in 2011, the Jackbox brand has increasingly targeted consoles with its quirky cooperative and competitive experiences. As 'traditional' party game experiences have been joined by more and more virtual board games and digital quiz shows over the last few years,...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Jackbox Party Pack
  • Video Check Out These New Mini Games in Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2

    Spooky

    One of the standout games in the early 3DS library was that of Resident Evil Revelations, a refreshing return to form for the series. Since then, it’s been ported to just about every device that Capcom reasoned it could sell the game on, and has received a sequel in Resident Evil Revelations 2. Now that both are soon to be available on the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Resident Evil
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Switch Video Capture May Go Beyond 30 Second Limit In The Future

    Potentially up to five minutes

    You may already be aware that the Switch recently received a huge system update which, amongst other things, introduced the ability to use the Capture button to record the last 30 seconds of your gameplay on selected titles. Now, according to a report from Kotaku, we have learnt that this feature could potentially...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
    • Capture
    • Firmware
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    Switch

    Review 88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition

    I've got 98 problems but a Switch ain't one

    Apparently these new-fangled superhero movies are all the rage nowadays! People seem to really connect with demi-gods fighting insectoid aliens while destroying cities, and with such memorable characters how could you not? There's Wonder Woman, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Batman, Glass Girl, Jim Nastics,...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 88 Heroes
  • Guide How To Unlock Every Badge In ARMS

    New reasons to play

    ARMS was recently updated to include unlockable achievement badges which track your performance in-game. You can wear these to show off your favourite achievement to other players. You may be wondering exactly what these badges are, and that's where we come in. Below you'll find what's required to gain both the Fixed Design and...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
  • News Pokémon GO Halloween Event Introduces Gen 3 Ghost Types

    Full Gen 3 roster coming in December

    A few days ago we reported on the Gen 3 monsters revealed in a leak for the upcoming Pokémon GO Halloween event.  Now the official PR is here, we can confirm that a number of Generation III ghost-type Pokémon "originally discovered in the Hoenn region" are coming to the game, including Sableye and...

    • Pokemon GO
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
  • Hardware Review Hori Empera Hook HDP Splatoon 2 Stereo Headset For Switch

    Off the hook

    We've already looked at Hori's basic solution for in-game voice chat on Switch, but here's a good chance that most Nintendo fans will have their eyes on the manufacturer's other option, the Empera Hook HDP headset designed to look like the very cans worn by characters in Splatoon 2. On a basic level, there's no difference between these...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware Review
    • Hori
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Don't Worry, You'll Be Able To Capture Video In Super Mario Odyssey

    Another thing for Cappy to capture!

    The big Nintendo Switch v4.0 firmware update dropped earlier today and one of the really nice additions is the ability to record 30 seconds of video gameplay which you can easily share on social media. At the moment it only works with the following 4 games which have received patches to support it: The Legend of...

    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Firmware
  • News Kirby Battle Royale Demo Arrives Today on the 3DS in Europe

    Includes Meta Knight unlock with save transfer

    It's not often nowadays that we see significant release date discrepancies between Europe and North America, but that'll be the case with Kirby Battle Royale; it's not due until 19th January in North America, but lands on 3rd November in Europe. In order to build hype and increase awareness,...

    • Kirby
    • 3DS
    • Demo
  • News Spelunker Party! Launches With a Snazzy New Trailer

    Another option for this week

    In recent weeks the Switch has been getting bombarded with so many new releases that we've started to think there are almost too many. Thursdays are when we see the vast majority of these titles hit the eShop and one of today's new offerings is Square Enix's Spelunker Party! You can check out a brand new...

    • Switch eShop
    • Spelunker Party
    • Square Enix

Wednesday18th Oct 2017

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    Switch

    Review Fire Emblem Warriors

    Bonded blades

    Koei Tecmo's Warriors franchise – also known by its Japanese title of "Musou" – has fans the world over, but we'd be willing to bet that quite a few of the people who picked up the superb Hyrule Warriors on Wii U and 3DS had never played any of the previous entries. Combing the hack-and-slash gameplay of the series with the lore of...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Emblem
    • Fire Emblem Warriors
  • News Lost Sphear Makes Modest Debut in Japan But Switch Stays on Top

    Four of the top five games are on Switch and 3DS

    The Japanese Media Create chart results are out, and it proved to be a relatively quiet week in the market - there are some reasonable results for Nintendo, nonetheless. Starting with software we have Middle-earth: Shadow of War taking top spot on PS4, though its actual sales numbers weren't...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
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    Switch eShop

    Review Ninja Shodown

    Bad for your stealth

    Ninjas by their very nature are an elegant and elusive group - patiently lurking in shadows in order to dispatch foes without anyone ever realising they were there. Their grace and efficiency have become legendary over hundreds of years. In the medium of video games, however, ninjas have a somewhat 'varied' depiction, none more...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Ninja Shodown
  • News Action RPG Moonlighter Has Been Confirmed for Switch

    With an awesome reveal trailer

    After smashing its Kickstarter goal, Digital Sun Games' action RPG title Moonlighter has been steadily getting closer to release. Until now there had been no inclination of a release on Switch but, thanks to a rather epic reveal trailer, we now know that the game is indeed coming to the console. The game sees you lead...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News ARMS Version 3.2 Is Now Live

    Badges! Replays! Evil Spring Man!

    ARMS has been consistently supported by Nintendo in its post release period, receiving balancing tweaks, new fighters and ARMS, and new stages. The last update brought us a new stage and a whole wealth of balancing tweaks, but this new one promised to bring much more. It’s now live and available for download, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
    • Updates
  • News The Latest Zelda: Breath of the Wild 'Tip' is All About Selfies

    Peak internet

    Well, the end is coming, it was fun while it lasted. After a number of months of small but occasionally handy gifts through the 'Tips from the Wild' Switch news posts, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has taken its impressive success and online buzz in order to go peak internet. Yep, it's a post about selfies. It...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Reminder Don't Forget This Week's Early Switch eShop Releases

    Three to choose from

    The standard Nintendo Download Update is on a Thursday, but with more titles arriving on Switch alongside other versions we're seeing a variety of games on different days. Due to how busy each week's update is at present it's easy to lose track of these odd-day releases. With that in mind, here's a pre-update reminder on the...

    • Switch eShop
  • News Batman - The Telltale Series Finally Gets Release Date Confirmation for Switch

    We're all Batman

    Here's one to file under 'random announcement of the day'. You see, Batman - The Telltale Series has been listed on retail sites for quite some time with a 17th November release date, but Telltale didn't seem to say anything. You could look through the studio's social media accounts, official website and so on, and there wasn't a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Batman
    • Telltale
  • News Satellaview BS Zelda Third and Fourth Quests Get MSU1 Audio

    It's dangerous to go alone, take this Hi Fi soundtrack

    The Satellaview is one of the Holy Grails of any Super Nintendo aficionado. This accessory allowed Japanese players to download exclusive games and even play exclusive sessions with live narration on scheduled broadcasts way back in 1995. As one might imagine, most of these sessions were a one...

    • SNES
    • Super Nintendo
    • MSU1
    • Sattelaview
    • BS Zelda
  • News Elliot Quest Begins Its Switch Adventure This Week

    PlayEveryWare's impressive title gets another chance

    Elliot Quest opts for a simple look, but underneath that exterior is a rather accomplished adventure game. It was an impressive indication of what could be achieved through HTML5 technology on the Wii U eShop, before it was then ported to C++ (not Unity as we initially stated) and released on...

    • Switch eShop
  • News New Story Trailer For Apollo Justice On 3DS Reveals Release Dates For North America & Europe

    You won’t object to this

    Earlier this year Capcom announced it was releasing a revamped version of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney on the 3DS. With the game already scheduled for a November launch, the Japan-based publisher and developer has now confirmed the title will release in North America on 21st November and across Europe on 23rd November. To...

    • 3DS
    • 3DS eShop
  • News There'll be a Free Fire Emblem Warriors Japanese Voice Pack to Download

    Out on launch day

    Just recently we shared a European launch trailer for Fire Emblem Warriors, but it turns out it wasn't the most interesting video for the game to come out. The North American launch trailer confirms that a free Japanese voice pack download will be available on 20th October. There had been confusion around whether Japanese...

    • Fire Emblem
    • Fire Emblem Warriors
    • Nintendo Switch
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • News Monster Jam: Crush It! Arrives on Halloween, Even Though They're Not Actual Monsters

    We see what they did there

    During the Summer we shared the news that Monster Jam: Crush It! is heading to the Switch, and now the eShop pages (via the ever reliable 'Coming Soon' section) has backed up online retail listings to pin down a release date - 31st October. Yep, we reckon they're trying to be a bit clever with that release date. It's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Attack on Titan 2 Will Be Playable at Paris Games Week

    The first opportunity to go hands on

    For fans of the anime the original Attack on Titan console game was an exciting release, while there was also an interesting 3DS title localised out of Japan. With the Switch now getting some cross-platform games, however, it was particularly pleasing to hear recently that it's getting Attack on Titan 2, the next...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Koei Tecmo
    • Attack on Titan 2
  • News Super Ping Pong Trick Shot Bounces Onto Switch eShop Tomorrow

    Tricking out or a load of balls?

    The Switch eShop has been inundated with a whole slew of great games lately, our resident video producer Alex even argues that it's become a problem, in a nice way. Like any store, especially now that curation has evidently well and truly ended, there will also be releases that are less appealing. We'll have to wait...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Calling All Budding Fashionistas; New Style Boutique 3 Gets Trendy New Details

    Strut your stuff

    Normally we might have overlooked this press release from Nintendo, but our resident reviewer and fashionista Morgan is super excited about this one; so we felt it was our civic duty to keep you informed. Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique 3 - Styling Star has some new details on the various features and modes it'll have to...

    • 3DS
    • Upcoming Releases

Tuesday17th Oct 2017

  • Soapbox The Switch Has a Big Problem, and It's Too Many Great Games

    A nice problem to have

    As far as problems go, having too many great games isn't a bad one to have, but recent weeks on the Switch have made it a reality for the system's fans. Nintendo's own efforts aside, we're seeing more and more third party support with each month, and that's not even getting into the indie scene. The ever-growing list of games...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Software
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    Switch eShop

    Review Rogue Trooper Redux

    Super Trooper, Norts are gonna find me

    Rogue Trooper Redux is a remaster of Rogue Trooper (a 2006, third-person shooter based on the 2000AD comic book series of the same name). The series focuses around Rogue – a genetically created, toxin-immune, manufactured soldier (or ‘GI’) – as he becomes the last surviving member of his race during a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Rogue Trooper Redux
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    Switch eShop

    Review Don't Knock Twice

    Seriously, don’t

    Don’t Knock Twice is a first-person horror game, based on the film of the same name that was released last year. The story sees you take the role of Jess, a mother who had to give away her child at a young age but is now hoping to reconnect with her. Your daughter, Chloe, is in a bit of a pickle with some paranormal forces and...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Don't Knock Twice
  • DLC Review Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Ultra Challenge Pack

    No kidding

    We were big fans of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle when it arrived on the Switch; it took established ideas from the turn-based tactics genre, did away with some annoying norms (such as the dreaded 'accuracy' of shots in XCOM, for example) and added its own twists. Quirky, colourful and surprisingly deep, it even managed to make this...

    • DLC Review
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario + Rabbids
  • Rumour Keymailer Lists Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for the Switch

    Wouldn't that be something?

    One of the biggest successes of this summer was Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, the HD remaster of the first three adventures featuring the crazy ‘coot. Though Crash started out as a PlayStation exclusive, the rights have long since been bought by Activision, leading some to speculate that the game would eventually see...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rumour
    • Crash Bandicoot
  • News Sony is Publishing an Indie Title, Tiny Metal, on the Switch

    Via a subsidiary, but it counts

    While Nintendo's corporate structure is easy to understand, fellow platform holders Sony and Microsoft are broader and more complex. They're companies with numerous sizable divisions and spin-offs, with various businesses and interests outside the game industry. That subverts any idea of 'console wars' in the modern...

    • Switch eShop
    • Tiny Metal
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    Switch eShop

    Review Brave Dungeon + Dark Witch Story:COMBAT

    Dungeon crawling and rock paper scissors - together at last!

    Coming up to the Halloween season, one might be looking for something appropriately eerie on the Switch eShop, and the word 'witch' on its own might immediately get the spook sensors reacting. Unless you have a severe phobia of cute anime characters and turn-based battling, it seems...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Brave Dungeon
  • NSFW Wolfenstein II's Launch Trailer Shows The Many Ways To Skin A Nazi

    "Tonight, they burn"

    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus doesn't launch on Switch until 2018, but that doesn't mean we can't get all excited by the game's launch trailer, which has been published today to build hype ahead of release on other systems on October 27th. The trailer - which contains plenty of bad language, gore and violence, as you might...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NSFW
    • Wolfenstein II
    • Videos
  • Deals Gear Up With Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Collector's Edition And Pro Controller

    We're in Elysium with these goodies

    One of the games wthat we are really looking forward to on the Switch this year is of course Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which isn't all that far away now. Roll on 1st December. The Nintendo UK Store has recently listed two different versions of the game for fans, along with a tempting limited edition Pro...

    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
  • News Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle DLC Gets Shown Off In Shiny New Trailer

    And is available right now!

    Yesterday we revealed that the first main addition to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - the Ultra Challenge Pack DLC - had gone live, allowing season pass buyers to get their hands on some lovely new content. Today, Ubisoft has released a trailer for the package, giving us a quick look at these new features. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Mario + Rabbids
  • News Pokémon GO Leak Hints At Gen 3 For Upcoming Halloween Event

    Spooky timing

    It would appear that Gen 3 monsters will be unleashed as part of Pokémon GO's upcoming Halloween event. The evidence is two leaks, the first of which is an image found in data files for the game. A piece of artwork - presumably the loading screen art - clearly shows Gen 3 monsters Duskull, Dusknoir, Shuppet, Sableye and Banette...

    • Pokemon GO
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
  • News A New Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Trailer Arrives, Along With Famitsu Details

    It's all kicking off

    It's not long now until Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon arrive in store; they're all set to be big hits for the 3DS; for those fully invested in the latest generation they'll be tough to ignore. The Pokémon Company has now released a localised version of a story trailer that made its debut in Japan a few weeks ago...

    • Pokemon
    • Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
    • 3DS
  • News Mario Party: The Top 100 Trailer Showcases Modes and amiibo Functionality

    Be a big amiibo cheater, if you want

    During the most recent Nintendo Direct there was the surprise announcement of Mario Party: The Top 100 for the 3DS; the portable entry will combine a whole lot of classic minigames from throughout the IP's history, also giving the system a useful Holiday release to tempt families. The reveal didn't get into too...

    • 3DS
    • Mario Party
    • Video
  • News Cat Quest Tentatively Positioned for a November Launch

    A "Mew Game Mode" is coming too

    One of the many promising games on the horizon for the Switch eShop is that of Cat Quest, an open world RPG adventure that stars a whole lot of cats. It was announced for the Switch way back in May, with a promised release date of sometime in 2017, and now it seems that the developers are zeroing in on launch day...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Cat Quest
  • News Heroes Of The Monkey Tavern Is Bringing Dungeon Crawling Action To Switch

    Arrives on the eShop next month

    Fans of the massively influential Dungeon Master will be pleased to know that Heroes of the Monkey Tavern is headed towards the Switch eShop. The first-person dungeon-crawler takes inspiration from FTL's '80s classic, giving you the chance to take a team of warriors into hostile territory, where you'll face hordes of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Mantis Burn Racing On Switch Will Include Cross-Play Support

    Race against players on rival platforms

    VooFoo Studios has announced its top-down racer Mantis Burn Racing will include cross-play support. The title bolsters cross-play offerings on the Nintendo Switch, with some of the previously announced cross-platform games for the device including Minecraft, Rocket League and the recently announced th

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News "Rental Avatar" Feature Shown Off in New Sonic Forces Footage

    Check out the Space Port stage, too

    Sonic Forces is now just a few weeks away, and plenty of Blue Blur fans will be hoping it follows the lead of the retro-infused Sonic Mania in bringing the IP back to the top of the game. Whether it'll deliver that is up in the air so far, but there's always hope. In recent weeks SEGA has been cranking...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic Forces
  • Video The Fire Emblem Warriors Launch Trailer Sets the Scene for Dramatic Battles

    Will you pick it up this week?

    Fire Emblem Warriors is now just days away, the latest Musou / Nintendo crossover after a couple of iterations for Hyrule Warriors. It's a title that impressed us in our preview, and our full review will be dropping once the embargo ends. With the title just days away Nintendo has now published a launch trailer; it...

    • Fire Emblem
    • Fire Emblem Warriors
    • Nintendo Switch
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • News Neo Geo Brawler Robo Army Is Invading Your Switch This Week

    Do the robot

    Side-scrolling fighting fans have been well-served recently on Switch thanks to the excellent Wulverblade, but if you fancy a bit more walk-punch-walk-punch action then you'll be pleased to know that Hamster is bringing Robo Army to the Switch eShop this week. Originally released in 1991, it's a very early Neo Geo release but boasts...

    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
  • News Rytmik Studio Aims To Find Its Rhythm On Switch

    You can't stop the beat

    Cinemax has released several of its music creation apps on Nintendo platforms - quite a few arrived on DSiWare and the more recent Rytmik Ultimate found its way to 3DS - and now the latest instalment is on the way, heading to the Switch next year. Rytmik Studio, like the previous titles, is a music creation software...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Poisoft Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Western Translation of Order Land

    Become the King of the world!

    Japanese developer, Poisoft, has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise funds for an English translation of their latest title Order Land. The game is currently available on Nintendo 3DS and Switch in Japan, offering a mix of simulation, adventure, and RPG elements. There are several modes to play...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter

Monday16th Oct 2017

  • News The Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Ultra Challenge Pack DLC is Now Live

    Time to buy the season pass?

    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a bit of a gem, but beyond its core campaign it's also had a low profile 'Season Pass'. Though it's been available to buy from the front screen of the game since launch, it's had very little publicity. Up to now the only content available has been in the form of 'pixel' and steampunk...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Mario + Rabbids
  • Soapbox Breath Of The Wild Is Amazing, But Is It The 3D Zelda That Enthusiasts Expected?

    Now hold your Eponas…

    In this Soapbox article, Nintendo Life contributor Arjun talks about Breath of the Wild and its nature as a '3D Zelda game'. Before I begin, let me clarify one thing - Breath of the Wild is one of the best games I have ever played. Pun intended, it truly is a breath of fresh air when it comes to video games in general, and...

    • Breath of the Wild
    • Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Wii U
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Switch eShop Adds New Section for Discounted Games

    A welcome improvement

    The Switch eShop catalogue is getting better with each passing week, but even with the rapidly increasing number of titles available the simplistic store design has stayed largely the same. A couple of complaints have been around visibility, particularly in easily finding demos and games that are on discount; one of those...

    • Switch eShop
    • Update
  • News Rainway Streaming App Continues to Push the Switch Version, Teasing Cuphead Footage

    But will it ever make it to the system?

    One of the intriguing plotlines of the early months of the Switch was the very public efforts of those behind the Rainway streaming app to promote its future on the system. If you need a reminder, it's an app that allows you to stream a PC to a variety of devices via web browser technology; utilising this the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rainway App
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    Switch eShop

    Review The Flame in the Flood

    A river ride to die for

    At first glance, The Flame in the Flood depicts a beautifully crafted world with its use of stylized art and charming audio. What isn't quickly apparent about The Molasses Flood’s debut title is that it actually details the harsh reality of survival. Hunger, thirst, sleep, broken legs and bear attacks, it's all part of a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Flame in the Flood
  • Deals Grab Super Mario Odyssey On Digital Download For A Nice Price In The UK

    Retail and download price match

    Super Mario Odyssey for Switch is not far away now; it's hard to imagine but on 27th October the game will be out in the wild. While collecting the physical version of the game will be nice (who doesn't want this box on their gaming shelf?) - changing the cart in your Switch won't be as much fun. Given that Super...

    • Deals
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Amazon
  • News Nintendo of America Launches Its Holiday Gift Guide Website

    Ninty wants you to buy everything

    Uh oh, prepare your wallets, the festive season is almost upon us. A genuinely lovely time of the year that's always very efficient at emptying bank accounts; naturally Nintendo is hoping you'll throw some of your holiday money its way. Every year Nintendo of America puts together a holiday website to point fans...

  • News DOOM Confirmed for Nintendo Switch Launch on 10th November

    Welcome to your DOOM

    One of the most notable third party releases coming up for the Switch later this year is DOOM, which held up really well in our hands-on preview; an impressive feat for the diminutive system. While we knew that the game was targeted for a Q4 release this year, Bethesda has revealed today that the launch date will be 10th...

    • DOOM
    • Release Date
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The Analogue Super Nt Is The Ultimate SNES Clone, And You Can Pre-Order Now

    FPGA, 1080p, zero lag, total accuracy, complete compatibility, $189.99

    Retro hardware specialist Analogue has lifted the lid on its next major project, the Analogue Super Nt. Like the Analogue Nt and Analogue Nt Mini before it, the Super Nt uses Field Programmable Gate Arra

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • Analogue
    • Super Nt
    • Hardware
  • News Downloading WWE 2K18 Requires 32GB Of MicroSD Storage Space

    Big in every respect

    WWE 2K18 may not have a solid release date on Switch yet, but that might be a blessing in disguise because if you're keen on playing it, you now have plenty of time to invest in a sizeable MicroSD card (or two). It has been revealed that to download the game you will need a MicroSD card with at least 32GB of storage spa

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • WWE 2K18
  • News New Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Screens Show Off Dromarch, Who You Can Ride Through the World

    We're sure they don't mind

    If you think way back to the original January review trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, there was a brief moment where we saw a character riding a Blade we now know as Dromarch, and the creature has since been seen running alongside the party in various sequences from more recent trailers. Keeping up the steady flow of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • News BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Is Brawling Its Way To Switch In 2018

    2v2 action on the move!

    Arc System Works has revealed that BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle will be coming to Nintendo Switch next year. The game - which includes characters from BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth and RWBY - is also coming to the PlayStation 4 and Windows, and will focus on 2v2 battles...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • BlazBlue
  • Feature Getting Reacquainted With Tamagotchi, The Original Virtual Pet

    Party like it's 1997

    Back in June 1997, the cover of Computer & Video Games – then one of the UK's biggest-selling specialist gaming magazines – was packed with the most popular titles of the time, as well as some familiar faces. Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog took center stage, with news from the '97 Tokyo Game Show regarding the company's...

    • Features
    • Tamagotchi
    • Retro
    • Bandai
  • News Mystery World Dizzy NES Kickstarter Passes Goal In Double-Quick Time

    Limited to 500 copies

    The Oliver Twins will be well-know to any British gamer who grew up during the Spectrum era, but the duo also produced games for the NES. Dizzy remains by far their most famous creation, and a lost NES title will be hitting the market early next year thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. Mystery World Dizzy, as we've al

    • Retro
    • NES
    • Dizzy
    • Kickstarter
  • News 90s-Inspired Shooter Dead End Job is Heading to Nintendo Switch

    Put those pests to rest!

    Ant Workshop, the studio behind recent, twin-stick focused puzzler Binaries, has announced that their latest project Dead End Job will be coming to Nintendo Switch next year. The game is a twin-stick shooter that sees you take on the role of Hector Plasm, (an employee of a paranormal pest control company called...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Detective Pikachu Movie Will Start Filming In London In January

    Not long to go!

    It seems like a lifetime ago that we first found out about the Detective Pikachu movie; over a year has passed since Legendary Pictures secured the rights to the franchise. The project finally seems to be going ahead, though, as a production listing for the movie has been created stating that filming will begin on January 15, 2018 in...

    • Pokemon
    • Movies
    • Detective Pikachu

Sunday15th Oct 2017

  • Editorial Nintendo's Surprising Fanbase is a Major Strength, Which Bodes Well for Switch

    Gaming for all

    As a '90s kid I was only really aware of two main groups of gamers - kids and teenagers. It was a pre-internet age, so the points of reference were limited, but I doubt I was that far off. 'Gaming' had been a thing in the '70s and '80s, of course, but a rapid expansion of the industry - after Atari somewhat went off a cliff - was...

    • Features
    • Editorial
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
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    Switch eShop

    Review Yono And The Celestial Elephants

    An Elephant's Solstice

    Yono and the Celestial Elephants is an intriguing game from a design standpoint. While it looks the part of an educational cartoon meant for toddlers, within it hides a tale with a deep context meant for adults. The action feels like it belongs somewhere in-between these conflicting ideals. But does it work as a whole? Yono...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Yono And The Celestial Elephants
  • News The Flame in the Flood Has "Smashed" Its Launch Targets on the Switch eShop

    "It’s had its best ever day on any console"

    The Nintendo Switch userbase may well still be modest in size, due to the system only being 7.5 months old, but it's evidently eager for new experiences on the system. Smaller publishers and developers have benefitted from this and there have been a number of heartening examples of studios being...

    • Switch eShop
    • Curve Digital
  • News Nintendo is Reportedly Eager to See More Mature Games on the Switch

    Targeting a wide audience

    There's little doubt that, aside from occasional exceptions, Nintendo hardware in the DS / Wii and 3DS / Wii U generations was seen as mostly family friendly, offering colourful and safe gaming experiences. There were some mature games, of course, but far less than you'd see on other gaming platforms; games like The...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review The King of Fighters '95

    Unneeded fighter?

    Having already given us the ‘98, ’94, ‘99 and 2000 editions (in that order), HAMSTER now jumps back in time to give us The King of Fighters ‘95. As only the second entry in the series it lacks some of the features of later games, but the aim remains the same: pick a team and defeat a bunch of others on your way to a...

    • Reviews
    • King of Fighters
    • Switch eShop
  • News Team Vampire Triumphs in Latest Splatoon 2 Splatfest

    Yeah, just pick Pearl's team from now on

    It seems like a shame that we're back to separate Splatfest themes between Europe and North America, especially if you're in Europe. With the original Splatoon NA had neat licensed battles that skipped Europe, and recently us PAL gamers had a Splatoon 2 battle over toilet paper. This weekend's NA...

    • Splatfest
    • Splatoon
    • Nintendo Switch