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TodayWed, 22nd Nov 2017

  • Video Rainway Dev Shows Off Cuphead Co-Op Running On Nintendo Switch

    Beta gets pushed back to next year

    Rainway is shaping up to be one of the Switch's most important apps - assuming of course Nintendo allows it to be published on the eShop. Using Rainway you can stream gameplay from your PC to devices which possess a web browser, and Switch has been highlighted as a key platform by developer Andrew Sampson. Sampson...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rainway
    • Switch eShop
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    Switch eShop

    Review RIVE: Ultimate Edition

    Bang for your buck

    Two Tribes is a name that will be familiar to many a Nintendo fan after the excellent Toki Tori series, a puzzle platformer with some very light Metroidvania elements. Since producing those games, the company fell on some hard times and stated that RIVE would be its final game. The title was announced back in 2014 for the Wii...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • RIVE
  • News The Next Penelope Dev Reminds Us That The Game Is Still Coming To Switch

    Full trailer and release details coming soon

    The Next Penelope not coming to the Wii U is one of our biggest disappointments with Nintendo's past system; this gorgeous-looking top-down racer played like a dream on Steam and would have been perfect on a console. Sadly, it wasn't meant to be - but developer 

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Blaster Master Zero Version 1.5 Goes Live on 23rd November

    A new battle mode?!

    Blaster Master Zero is a real gem that could adequately be described as the gift that keeps on giving. Since launch, Inti Creates has given the game an impressive amount of support, adding in several extra playable characters and new game modes to keep players interested in the retro shooter while enticing new ones with a broader...

    • Switch eShop
    • Blaster Master Zero
    • Updates

YesterdayTue, 21st Nov 2017

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    Switch

    Review L.A. Noire

    A city of undercurrents, where not everything is as it seems

    Back in 2011, L.A. Noire was a revelation. It captured the feel of 1940s Los Angeles in manner that was so convincing and immersive that it put many live-action TV shows and Hollywood movies to shame; centered around the earnest and driven detective Cole Phelps, the now-defunct Team...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • LA Noire
    • Rockstar
  • News Square Enix on What to Expect on the Switch in the Future

    What's coming next?

    Square Enix has shown a great deal of interest in the Nintendo Switch, giving early support with the likes of I Am Setsuna and the soon to be released follow-up, Lost Sphear. Beyond that, it seems that Final Fantasy XV is likely to show up on the platform in some form, and then there’s the mysterious Project Octopath Traveler...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • News New Stages, Hair Styles, Battle Mode and More Confirmed for Huge Splatoon 2 Updates

    More splatting for your money

    Splatoon 2 has followed the path of its predecessor in delivering regular (often weekly) content for free. A lot of the time we're receiving new weapons or outfits, but Nintendo has now unveiled a whole lot of upcoming goodies in a new trailer. There are multiple new stages, hair styles, a fresh battle mode, new amiibo...

    • Splatoon
    • Splatoon 2
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
  • News Resident Evil Revelations Collection Isn't Getting A Physical Release On Switch In Europe

    "It's not viable for Capcom Europe to create a physical version"

    We're really looking forward to getting our mitts on Resident Evil Revelations Collection when it lands on the Switch on 28th November. It's been public knowledge for some time that only the original Resident Evil Revelations will be on the Switch cart if you buy the physical...

    • Europe
    • Capcom
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Resident Evil
  • News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Is Available Now

    A day early!

    Nintendo appears to have pushed Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp live a day ahead of schedule. The smartphone game is now available for download on both iOS and Android, despite the fact that the official release date is supposed to be the 22nd (tomorrow). We're not entirely sure if this is a global release at present but we've been able...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Mobile
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    Switch eShop

    Review Battle Chef Brigade

    Allez, cuisine!

    Battle Chef Brigade is something of an oddity. Part cooking game, part action RPG, it's hard to explain without sounding like you're a bit off. Unless, of course, you're a fan of anime, in which case you'll feel at home. Even if you aren't, however, there's plenty to love. Battle Chef Brigade answers a question many RPG fans have...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Battle Chef Brigade
  • News BadLand Games to Donate 75% Of Its Axiom Verge Profits to Healthcare for Tom Happ's Son

    "I just wanted to thank them for their generosity"

    Axiom Verge is now out at retail for the Nintendo Switch in North America, the latest Indie gem to make its way into stores. It's a game that we've loved on both Wii U and Switch, and has made its mark across a wide range of consoles. It's no secret that the game's creator Tom Happ has been working...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Axiom Verge
    • BadLand Games
  • News PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Studio Bluehole Working On New Game For Switch

    Aimed at the Asian market, apparently

    Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year then the name PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds should be familiar to you, even if you've not played the game. This online shooter has become one of gaming's hottest properties and has millions of active players. The team behind it, Bluehole, has revealed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bluehole
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    Switch

    Review Ben 10

    Not bad Ben, but it ain't a 10

    Licensed games are a slippery slope. You’d like to believe that developers and publishers are going about them from a good place; obviously there’s something there that people love, so why not make an interactive experience of it? A devil’s advocate would say they’re nothing but a shill, a way to prey on...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ben 10
  • News German Studio HandyGames Is Going All-In With The Nintendo Switch

    Loads of new games confirmed, plus two secret projects

    German studio HandyGames - famous for its Townsmen series of strategy titles - has confirmed a raft of games for the Nintendo Switch. We already know about Aces of the Luftwaffe – Squadron and Townsmen coming to Nintendo's console, but HandyGames has also revealed that Clouds &...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • HandyGames
  • Out Today Racing, Rhythm Gaming, Quirky Puzzles and More Arrive on the Switch eShop

    Time for the early update

    Back in the day new downloads would mainly arrive on the eShop on a Thursday, with the occasional cheeky retail game on other dates. In the currently busy world of the Switch eShop, however, new titles arrive early each week, leading to this 'Out Today' series of posts. This week is no different, with multiple titles...

    • Switch eShop
    • Out Today
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    Switch eShop

    Review Super Beat Sports

    Aural astral alien olympics

    If you haven't heard of the original Beat Sports, don't worry - it was something of a sleeper hit. When the Apple TV first launched back in 2015, developer Harmonix was chosen to kickstart the device as a gaming platform with its rhythm-based sports compilation. From Rock Band to space sports it was a bit of a departure,...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Beat Sports
  • News Hideki Kamiya Would Love To Remake Viewtiful Joe

    Henshin A Go Go Baby!

    Viewtiful Joe and its sequel were among some of the best games released on the GameCube. This side scrolling beat 'em up had impressive cel-shaded graphics for its time and unique slo-mo fighting mechanics which made it lots of fun to replay time and time again. PlatinumGames' Hideki Kamiya often likes to...

    • Hideki Kamiya
    • Capcom
    • Viewtiful Joe
    • Retro
    • PlatinumGames
  • Weirdness Here's Two Pikachu-Enabled Smart Home Speakers Chatting With Each Other

    Too cute for words

    What happens when you take a Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speaker and install the Pikachu Talk app? The cutest thing ever of course! A Japanese user of the app cleverly found that it is possible to get the two smart speakers chatting away to each other in Pikachu-speak: Who knows what mischief...

    • Weirdness
    • Pokemon
  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: Cloud Kingdom Power Moon Locations And Walkthrough

    Every Power Moon location revealed and explained

    Welcome to our ultimate guide for collecting every Power Moon from the Cloud Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey! Below, you'll find maps detailing the exact location for all 9 of the Power Moons located in this Kingdom, as well as descriptions on how to get each and every one of them. The numbers on...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News World Heroes Is Your Next Neo Geo ACA Release On Switch

    Historically inaccurate rumble

    After a brief break from one-on-one fighting games it looks like Hamster is closing up November with the return of the beloved Neo Geo genre, courtesy of ADK's World Heroes.  If you ever fancied beating up Rasputin with Janne D'Arc (that's not a typo by the way) this is the historical fighting game you are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Neo Geo
    • eShop
    • Hamster
    • ADK
  • Anniversary The Super Famicom Is Now 27 Years Old

    It's got a mortgage and two kids as well

    To many retro gamers it doesn't get much better than the Super Nintendo, otherwise known as the Super Famicom in its native Japan. This year Nintendo celebrated this 16-bit wonder with the release of the SNES Classic Mini, which was a timely reminder of how great the console was. It was on this console that...

    • Anniversary
    • Retro
    • Super Nintendo
    • SNES
  • Music Rare And iam8bit Are Releasing Battletoads And Conker's Bad Fur Day Soundtracks On Vinyl

    Preorders opening soon

    Rare may not be under Nintendo's wing anymore but the UK studio is responsible for some amazing 8, 16 and 64-bit titles such as Battletoads, Donkey Kong Country and Banjo-Kazooie, to name just three. Now, the company is teaming up with iam8bit to produce vinyl soundtracks for three of its classic games: Battletoads in...

    • Music
    • Rare

Monday20th Nov 2017

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    Switch

    Review Lumo

    Triumphant return of a lost genre

    Upon launching a Switch game you don’t expect to see a ZX Spectrum loading screen, but that’s precisely what happens with Triple Eh? Ltd’s Lumo. It’s entirely appropriate for this isometric platformer, however, as the 8-bit computer featured a number of classic examples of the genre. As well as being fun to...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Lumo
  • News Sega's Valkyria Chronicles 4 Is Marching Towards Nintendo Switch

    Deploying next year

    Sega has announced that Valkyria Chronicles 4 is coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2018. The tactical RPG sequel is also launching on the PS4 and Xbox One, and mixes turned-based strategy with third-person action.  Set in a fictional world which resembles World War II-era Europe, Valkyria Chronicles 4 sees the return...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Upcoming Releases
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    3DS

    Review Mario Party: The Top 100

    Relive the friendship ending memories

    Just because a game has a great concept, doesn’t mean the end product will be the same. Mario Party: The Top 100 is an incredible idea on paper. With over a dozen titles released and a combined total of over eight hundred minigames, this series has been long overdue for some kind of compilation; it’s...

    • Reviews
    • 3DS
    • Mario Party
    • Top 100
  • Video This Could Be The Most Awesome Gaming Room Ever

    We're still waiting for our invite

    If you're keen on following YouTube-based retro gamers then chances are you're already familiar with Aussie super-collector Joel "Last Gamer" Hopkins. This guy literally has everything, from the rarest games to the most desirable vintage systems. His collection - and the building it's housed in - has undergone...

    • Video
    • YouTube
    • Retro
  • Soapbox Celebrating The Second Chance Saloon That Is The Nintendo Switch

    Round two’s alright

    Cole Phelps is one of the most unlikeable video game protagonists I’ve ever had the pleasure of vaulting over a wall in pursuit of a fleeing perp, or accidentally propelling into the back of a parked Buick while at the wheel of a siren-wailing Nash Super. The leading man of Rockstar’s L.A. Noire, developed by the...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Nintendo Switch
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    Switch

    Review Ittle Dew 2+

    It'll do, indeed

    The Switch is rapidly amassing a library of wonderful titles, both from major, big-name developers and publishers, as well as creative indies. Ittle Dew 2+ is definitely the latter, and we mean that in the best possible way.  To answer the inevitable question around what this young series is all about, the most direct...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ittle Dew 2
    • Nicalis
  • News Shinobi Refle: Senran Kagura Arrives on the Switch This Week in Japan

    Nintendo asked for mature games, after all

    When Nintendo revealed HD Rumble back in January and gave initial hands-on impressions of 1-2-Switch we marvelled at its fidelity; as an effect it's been used well in various ways, with highlights perhaps being racers like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and FAST RMX. Of course, the subtle capabilities of the rumble...

    • Switch eShop
  • News TIME Names the Nintendo Switch Its Number One Gadget of 2017

    The SNES Classic Edition takes 6th place, too

    Just recently TIME named the Switch as one of the best inventions of 2017, albeit it was a rather peculiar list. Nintendo's hybrid device has now arguably earned a greater honour from the respected publication, however, being named the number one gadget of 2017. As a list focused on cool technology,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • TIME
  • News Pokémon GO Global Catch Challenge Could Bring Farfetch'd To Everyone

    While Japan could get Kangaskhan

    If you live outside of Japan and are keen to catch Farfetch'd in Pokémon GO, then you might want to watch the game's new Global Catch Challenge with interest. The objective is for players to catch 3 billion monsters (combined, not on their own!) from now until the 26th November - that's Sunday. If this...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Smartphones
    • Mobile
  • News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Launches This Week

    Nintendo finally confirms what we'd all hoped

    Nintendo has confirmed that Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launches on iOS and Android worldwide this week. It was previously hinted that the game would launch on the 21st, but Nintendo has now revealed that it's coming a day later on the 22nd (that's Wednesday, in case you were wondering): We recently...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Both Make Debut in UK Charts Top 5

    Skyrim VR outsells Skyrim on Switch, though

    Last week brought a number of big releases, and the UK charts give an initial indication of how Nintendo and third-party titles fared on Switch and 3DS. The big arrivals on 3DS were Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, which are counted separately in the UK results; they landed in 4th and 5th place in...

    • UK
    • Charts
    • Pokemon
    • 3DS
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Music Fan-Made Mother 4 Game Isn't Here Yet, But The Soundtrack Sure Is

    Contains over 60 tracks!

    GameChops has released the full soundtrack for the fan-made sequel to Mother 3, despite the fact that the game itself still isn't out yet. Created by a dedicated team of fans, Mother 4 certainly looks the part - but it is of course totally unofficial and earlier this year

    • Music
    • Mother
    • Earthbound
  • Guide How To Get The Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gear in Skyrim On Switch

    With and without amiibo

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is now available on the Switch and, as you may well already be aware, it is possible to equip a small selection of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild-inspired items to your character. If you feel like ditching your standard everyday weapons to charge around Skyrim with a Master Sword in hand...

    • Guides
    • Skyrim
    • Nintendo Switch

Sunday19th Nov 2017

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    Mobile

    Review Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

    Relax and stay a while

    It’s still hard to comprehend a series as obscure yet mundane as Animal Crossing has had so much success since its inception. Apart from minor similarities to The Sims and Harvest Moon, the concept of the original game wasn’t really akin to any other title available on the market at the time of its release. Unlike the...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Mobile
    • Animal Crossing
  • Guide The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Top Tips And Tricks

    And things we wish we knew before playing

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has finally arrived on a Nintendo console for the first time and, for many of you reading this, this could well be the first time that the vast land of Skyrim has been on your screens. The pure size of games like Skyrim can be rather overwhelming and you may well be wondering how...

    • Guides
    • Skyrim
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features

Friday17th Nov 2017

  • Guide The Top Nintendo Black Friday 2017 Deals in the US

    Will you get a awesome deal this year?

    It's that time, once again, when shoppers around the world prepare to brave the crowds in search of bargains. The Black Friday festivities are mostly based in crowded stores, though plenty of deals can also be hunted down online. For gamers, it's often a time of year for stocking up on goodies ahead of the...

    • Black Friday
    • North America
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Are Getting Poké Bank Support Later This Month

    That was fast

    Though it may be a little unwieldy, the Poké Bank was one of Game Freak’s best ideas in recent times, neatly sidestepping the trading issue that has existed in these games for years. No longer do you have to pass Pokémon through a few games via a lengthy and inefficient process, they can simply be uploaded via one game and...

    • 3DS
    • Sun and Moon
    • Pokemon
  • Guide The Top Nintendo Black Friday 2017 Deals in the UK

    Grab yourself a bargain!

    It's that time, once again, for Black Friday, when shoppers around the world prepare to brave the crowds in search of bargains. Though originally an American tradition, like Big Macs and over-sized soft drinks it's been exported around the world, for better and worse. UK retailers have had a mixed relationship with the...

    • Black Friday
    • UK
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Evidence Points To November 21st Release For Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

    Setting up the tents

    Since Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's limited access soft-launch a short time ago the rest of the world has waited patiently for its chance to join the fun, and evidence would suggest that moment isn't far away. Nintendo has always maintained that the game would launch globally in November, but has so

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News VS. Super Mario Bros. Arcade Archives Release Set for Festive Arrival on Switch

    HAMSTER has more arcade goodness on the way, too

    Since the arrival of Arcade Archives Mario Bros. back in September, the series of six additional confirmed games has gone completely quiet. The Nintendo classics are being produced by HAMSTER, which has brought us plenty of Neo Geo titles in the ACA series on the Switch eShop. Based upon a...

    • VS. Super Mario Bros.
    • Switch eShop
    • HAMSTER
    • Arcade Archives
  • News TIME Names Nintendo Switch as One of the Best Inventions of 2017

    Alongside others that are both amazing and downright goofy

    TIME magazine has a certain level of prestige, and so when it does its end-of-year lists they get circulated and seen a lot. It's a nice win for Nintendo, then, that the Switch has been named as one of the 25 Best Inventions of 2017 by the publication. It's another reminder of how...

    • TIME
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Zelda: Breath of the Wild Won Ultimate Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards

    Pokemon Sun and Moon also got in on the act

    We're heading into awards season, and Nintendo will fancy its chances of scooping quite a few. Today brought the Golden Joystick Awards in London, with the UK event being rather interesting for relying almost exclusively on public votes. It's with that in mind that Nintendo's wins are certainly very...

    • Golden Joysticks
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Pokemon
  • News The Lead Role for the Detective Pikachu Movie Has Been Cast

    Justice for all

    Fans have been pretty vocal over their shock at Pikachu’s sudden speaking role in the new animated Pokémon movie, but that certainly isn’t the first time that we’ve heard of the little yellow mouse thing talking. A live action Pokémon movie—Detective Pikachu—is currently in the pre-production process, and it seems like...

    • Movies
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Detective Pikachu
  • News Nintendo Promises More SNES Classic Edition Stock Is On The Way

    A second chance

    Did you miss your chance to pick up a SNES Classic Edition the first time around? You had to be quick on the pre-orders as they sold out almost immediately and mostly ended up on a certain well known auction site, but such is life. Thankfully, Nintendo of America has promised that more stock of the Super NES Classic (and indeed the...

    • SNES Mini
    • SNES Classic
    • Retro
    • SNES Classic Mini
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    Switch eShop

    Review Maria The Witch

    Return to sender

    Bayonetta. Twinrova. Gruntilda Winkybunion. There have been some truly terrific witches on Nintendo consoles over the years. Whether friend or foe, ally or adversary, these spell casting sorceresses have entertained, antagonised and tormented audiences for decades.  In addition, the notion of video game phenomena has been...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Maria The Witch
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    Switch eShop

    Review UNO

    A classic card game modernised

    Digital card games have had a significant rise in popularity in recent years. These modern variations commonly feature online play, micro-transactions, thousands of unique collectible cards and often require hundreds of hours to properly understand the intricacies. Given the hype surrounding this specific type of card...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • UNO
  • Talking Point What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - There Are So Many...

    Get some gaming in before the debt collectors arrive

    Let's be truthful, 2016 was quite a quiet year for Nintendo gaming. This year's been rather different, however, which helped inspire the return of WGAYPTW™, in which we all talk about our weekend gaming plans. Last time out we had a Halloween edition where, to be completely honest, most people...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News Don't Worry, Switch WWE Fans - 2K Hasn't Forgotten About You

    "Switch release date is coming soon"

    WWE 2K18 may be out on other systems, but Switch owners are still waiting for a solid release date, and the lack of a confirmed day has led some to speculate that the game may even slip into 2018. To add to this confusion, Amazon has been contacting those who have preordered the game in the UK with some rather...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • WWE
    • WWE 2K18
  • News Shigeru Miyamoto is Now 65 Years Young

    Still leading the younger generations at Nintendo

    On 16th November Shigeru Miyamoto turned 65 years old, a landmark that in some countries represents retirement age. The legendary game designer doesn't seem to be going anywhere, however, as he now leads the next generation of Nintendo creators as the company's Creative Fellow. In his younger years...

    • Miyamoto
    • Nintendo
  • Video Party Planet's Debut Trailer Shows Off 30 Mini-Games And 4-Player Action

    Super Vegan what?!

    The debut gameplay trailer for the upcoming Switch title Party Planet has just gone live, and shows off a selection of the 30 crazy mini-games included within. The title offers 4-player action in mini-games such as Fruit Invaders, Viking Defence and Super Vegan Anaconda - the latter of which wins the award for best-named...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
    • Party Planet
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: Wooded Kingdom Power Moon Locations And Walkthrough

    Every Power Moon location revealed and explained

    Welcome to our ultimate guide for collecting every Power Moon from the Wooded Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey! Below, you'll find maps detailing the exact location for all 76 of the Power Moons located in this Kingdom, as well as descriptions on how to get each and every one of them. The numbers...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Mantis Burn Racing Swerves Onto the Switch Next Week

    Start your engines

    Most genres and game styles are now covered on the Switch eShop, and VooFoo Studios is looking to tick the overhead racing box with Mantis Burn Racing; the good news is that the wait is almost over. It's been confirmed that it'll arrive on 23rd November, priced at £14.99 / $19.99 USD / €15.99. It promises to be a strong...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • VooFoo
  • Random A Look Back at Altered Beast, The Game and Album

    The not-so ugly truth

    The world of games and music often tend to cross paths; for most of us they are both hobbies we enjoy. From the earliest days, the two just seemed to go together. Games like Guitar Hero and Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker have tried to mix game and music - to varying levels of success. But, these are examples of the music world...

    • Altered Beast
    • Random
  • News Superbeat: Xonic Studio Is Bringing Musynx To Switch Next Year

    Tap to the beat

    Superbeat: Xonic developer PM Studios has revealed that it is bringing another music title, Musynx, to Switch in 2018. The game will be available in Q1 and will launch in physical and digital formats. It contains 50 songs in a wide range of genres, including pop, classical, trance, vocaloid and many more. DLC is also expected. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Letter Quest Remastered Will Bring Wordy Delights to Switch Very Soon

    Including touchscreen controls

    Some wordy Wii U owners may remember Letter Quest Remastered, the rather charming word game / puzzler / RPG that arrived in mid-2016; it was rather good. The good news is that Digerati Distribution and Bacon Bandit Games have confirmed it's coming to the Switch, all set for release on 23rd November. Below is a...

    • Switch eShop
  • News Vostok Inc Will Have a Bit of Exclusive Content on Nintendo Switch

    "Look behind Uranus"

    Vostok Inc is on our radar of upcoming Switch eShop titles because, well, it's a bit crazy. It's a twin-stick space shooter with cool customisations, and also a quirky experience all about capitalism and exploiting planets to become disgustingly rich. Nosebleed Interactive and Wired Productions have now confirmed that its...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nosebleed Games
  • News Aperion Cyberstorm is Flying Onto the Switch in Early 2018

    It's still coming to Wii U, too

    We first played Aperion Cyberstorm - by aPriori Digital - back in 2015, and had a lot of fun with its stylish twin-stick shooting. That was on Wii U, but the realities of making games with limited resources and the rapid decline of the console saw it fall off the radar, which was a real pity. Well, the game is still...

    • Switch eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • aPriori Digital

Thursday16th Nov 2017

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    Switch

    Review The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Stay frosty

    The dream that, to be fair, probably only a handful of complete weirdos ever truly had, is nevertheless now a reality: with its much-heralded release on Switch, in a DLC-complete edition, it’s now possible to play Skyrim on the toilet. Or, more likely, in bed, or on a train or plane. Or even in the toilet of a train or plane. And so...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Skyrim
    • The Elder Scrolls V
  • News Naughty Hackers Have Homebrew Running On Switch Now

    But your mileage may vary

    It's not like the Switch has any shortage of amazing quality games, but that never stops homebrew enthusiasts from trying to get experimental with Nintendo hardware. After all, the Wii U and 3DS were eventually opened up to play homebrew, so it was only a matter of time before an exploit was found on the Switch. Over on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hacking
    • Homebrew
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    Switch eShop

    Review Rocket League

    Supersonic, acrobatic, rocket-powered

    Rocket League is a shining example of how a game can organically create its own success without expensive marketing campaigns or pre-launch hype. When it launched on the PS4 as part of Sony's PlayStation Plus subscription service it came with little fanfare – the title on which it is based, Supersonic...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Rocket League
  • Nintendo Download 16th November (North America)

    Skyrim! Pokemon! RIVE! Lumo! Battle Chef Brigade! Much, much more!

    It's the norm now, but it's another very busy week in the North American Nintendo Download update. We reckon it's a bit of a corker, too, with major retail releases being joined by some very tempting download-only titles. The Switch, 3DS and Wii U are all catered to, so let's get to...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • News Switch and Nintendo Systems Dominated US Hardware Sales in October

    Super Mario Odyssey led in software, too

    Nintendo hasn't been shy of highlighting sales success this year, and the company has come out early to reveal another hugely impressive month in the October NPD results for the US. Starting with hardware, the Switch once again took the number one spot, but in an impressive indication of its popularity (and...

    • NPD
    • Nintendo Switch
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • 3DS
  • Nintendo Download 16th November (Europe)

    Skyrim! Pokemon! Batman! Rocket League! RIVE! Much more!

    Prepare to have a lighter wallet, as it's another Nintendo Download Update in Europe. This week delivers some high profile retail games and some download-only gems on the Switch, while the 3DS has a huge retail release of its own. There's a lot to cover so let's get to it. Switch Retail...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • Video Digital Foundry Gives Its Full Analysis of Skyrim on Nintendo Switch

    It's pretty darn good, basically

    In another week of big releases, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a welcome upcoming arrival on the Switch. It's impressive to have a game like that on a portable device, and we've explained why it's worth a serious look in our Skyrim Switch review. A big question that swirls around ports, naturally, is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Skyrim
    • Digital Foundry
  • News Nintendo Reveals Misango as the New ARMS Fighter

    Putting that new attack type to use

    It doesn’t seem like it was all too long ago that update 3.0 came to ARMS, adding in Lola Pop, yet here we are now with just another day to go until 4.0 comes out. We knew that this version was going to be adding in a new attack type, a new fighter, a new stage, and other goodies and now Nintendo has opted to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
    • Updates
  • Guide How to Unlock Zelda Gear in Skyrim on Nintendo Switch

    Toto, I don't think we're in Hyrule anymore

    What could possibly make the idea of taking a game like Skyrim on the go any better? Throwing in some Zelda-related goodies will probably do it, but how do you get them? For the uninitiated, there are three Zelda-themed items in the Switch version of Skyrim, namely Link's Champion Tunic, the Master Sword,...

    • Skyrim
    • Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Portal Knights is Just a Week Away on Nintendo Switch

    Includes special Switch features

    Portal Knights is yet another intriguing title that's about to make its bow on the Nintendo Switch; eagle-eyed readers will have spotted that it's up for pre-loading on the eShop in Europe, and there are also full release details for North America. The big release date is 23rd November in both territories,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 505 Games
    • Portal Knights
  • Video Check Out Resident Evil Revelations Collection's Motion Controls And amiibo Support

    It's a tasty Jill sandwich

    November is jam-packed with tempting Switch releases ahead of the holiday season. As Resident Evil Revelations Collection lands on Switch on the 28th November, Capcom have revealed a new video which shows what you can expect, shown above. The collection of course includes both Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
    • amiibo
    • Resident Evil
    • Videos
  • Guide 9 Straightforward Tips to Help You Get Started in Rocket League

    The beautiful boosting game

    Rocket League offers plenty of fun and giggles, but it can be daunting for new players to enter into the fray when it's been out for so long on other systems. It's easy to think you'll never get the hang of it and give up before you've even managed your first bicycle hit. Well, we want to put a stop to all that, and so...

    • Rocket League
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
  • News World To The West Gets Release Details for Nintendo Switch

    Word to the westside

    Following on from the delightful news that the excellent Teslagrad is coming to the Switch in December, Rain Games has confirmed that World To The West will be headed to the Switch eShop on 18th January priced at 19.99 $/€/£. We've been itching to play this on a Nintendo system ever since it was announced for the Wii U...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review Sparkle 2 EVO

    Falling off a DNA ladder

    In a shocking turn of events, arcade-styled games starring evolutionary entities searching through petri dish detritus for food are not in fact a dime a dozen. Sparkle 2 EVO is a game by which you experience a world not unlike what you’d find under a microscope in biology class, in order to climb the chain of...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Sparkle 2 EVO
  • News Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive Heads To Switch Early Next Month

    Put 'em up

    Side-scrolling fighter Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive has been confirmed for Switch release early next month. Due for launch worldwide on December 7th, Phantom Breaker has four playable characters and showcases moves like burst gauges, dodges and guard breaks. You'll be able to level-up your character as you progress...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Sky Force Reloaded is Blasting Onto Switch in December

    Includes local co-op and weekly tournaments

    Sky Force Anniversary only arrived on the Wii U eShop in March this year, making it a relatively rare beast - a new release on the now last-gen system. It's a darn good shoot 'em up, and in positive news for fans of the genre its follow-up - Sky Force Reloaded - is heading to the Switch in...

    • Switch eShop
    • Sky Force Reloaded

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  • News Bandai Namco Is Releasing One Of The Most Ridiculously Awesome 3DS Peripherals Yet

    Going fishing

    Think the 3DS is on its last legs? Try telling that to Bandai Namco, which has announced plans to release a game called Bakuchou Bar Hunter in Japan next year. Details are pretty light on the ground at present but it appears to be some kind of fishing simulation, and even comes with a cool-looking peripheral (shown in the image...

    • 3DS
    • Bandai Namco
    • Japan
  • Preview Returning to a Strange Universe in Xenoblade Chronicles 2

    It's time, but without Reyn

    A number of years ago this scribe was sitting playing Xenoblade Chronicles when a relative walked into the room - what they saw was weird characters and a jumble of text, icons and assorted madness. As we tried to explain what was going on it became clear that it was a doomed task - "it's a quirky RPG" was the...

    • Features
    • Preview
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The Latest Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gift is for You Archers

    Have you cleared the Mounted Archery minigame?

    Nintendo has been dishing out modest free gifts in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch for a number of months. Under the 'Tips from the Wild' guise, they help newcomers with little nods and details that they may otherwise have missed. This week's gift is all about the 'Mounted...

    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Fire Emblem Heroes Gets Massive Update

    Everything Nintendo announced

    Nintendo tonight announced a surprise Fire Emblem Heroes update, and it's pretty huge. Nearly every part of the fledgling mobile game has been updated, and the info was all condensed into a short video. Fear not, dear reader, we at Nintendo Life have gone over all the details and have them here to share. New Heroes...

    • News
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    • Smartphones
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  • Random Pokémon Fans Are Losing Their Minds Over Pikachu Talking

    "It’s definitely out of the ordinary"

    Pokémon fans, like any other fans you could mention, aren't always welcoming of change. That's certainly the case with those who have seen the Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You!, which features a Pikachu that can (gasp!) speak English. The most famous Pocket Monster of all has traditionally only been...

    • Pokemon
    • Random
  • Random Super Mario Odyssey Glitch Allows Cappy To Kill Mario

    The mad hatter

    Cappy and Mario might seem like firm friends in Super Mario Odyssey, enjoying the kind of close bond which is only formed when combine your talents to defeat a common foe, but that doesn't mean the sentient headgear isn't above a little spot of premeditated murder. A bizarre glitch has been uncovered in the game which allows Cappy to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Random
  • News Sonic Forces Struggles in Japan as Super Mario Odyssey and Switch Lead Charts

    Warriors ports fail to chart on Switch

    The Japanese Media Create chart results are out and as always make for some interesting reading. Last week saw a number of new releases, though familiar names continue to lead the way. Still skipping along at number one is Super Mario Odyssey, holding off Call of Duty: WW2. Despite there being a number of new...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
  • News Nintendo "Spending A Lot Of Time" Considering YouTube Livestream Monetisation

    So says YouTube's head of gaming, Ryan Wyatt

    Streaming games is a big deal on YouTube, and there have been numerous examples of how, when a big personality picks a game to play, it has a positive effect on the commercial fortunes of said game. While many publishers are happy to support YouTubers who play their games on the video-sharing site,...

    • YouTube
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The Switch eShop Now Lets You Search for Game Demos

    Go give something new a try

    Nintendo’s minimalistic Switch eShop has been seeing some nice gradual improvements over time as the library continues expanding at an alarming rate. Though it’s still got quite a way to go before matching the Wii U eShop in terms of display options, the addition of things like a sales tab and the ability to pay with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Mammoth Super Bomberman R Update Goes Live With New Characters, Pets And A Grand Prix Mode

    Impressive post-launch support from Konami

    Konami has updated its Switch launch title Super Bomberman R with a massive helping of new content. The update includes: New World 7 Story and bosses  Nine New Characters  New Unlockable Pets New Playable Multiplayer Maps  3v3 Grand Prix mode New Arena style Maps The shiny new Grand...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bomberman
    • Updates
    • Konami
  • Music Metroid, Kid Icarus And Earthbound Composer Has Released His First Album

    And the opening single has a rather strange video

    Video game composer Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka - also known as Chip Tanaka - has just released his first full album, and the opening single Beaver even has its own animated music video featuring Michael Jackson, several disembodied breasts and Donald Trump. The album is called Django...

    • Music
    • Chip Tanaka
  • News GAME Praises Nintendo and Talks of 'A Constant Supply of Stock' for Switch

    Retailer CEO talks up Switch prospects for the festive season

    Nintendo, with the exception of the relatively niche Xenoblade Chronicles 2, has pushed out its big-selling retail games ahead of the festive shopping season. It's also been ramping up its production in order to ensure that retailers have enough Switch systems to meet demand - now the CEO...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • GAME
    • Retail
  • Feature Two Tribes on RIVE, the Switch eShop and Keeping Its Promise to Nintendo Gamers

    Launch discount from old [email protected] promo also confirmed

    Two Tribes has been a familiar name among Nintendo download fans, well known for its Toki Tori mascot and for publishing some excellent titles on 3DS and Wii U, in particular. There were tougher times, however, and sadness when the company co-founders Collin van Ginkel and Martijn...

    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • RIVE
    • Two Tribes
  • News Super Famicom Brawler Gurume Sentai Barayarō Is Getting A Physical Relaunch In Early 2018

    Now you're cooking with power!

    Columbus Circle strikes back with the announcement of yet another old Super Famicom re-release, this time planned for early 2018. The unlikely candidate is the 1995 Winds-developed, Virgin Interactive-published Gurume Sentai Barayarō, a zany side scrolling beat 'em up oddity which focuses on cooking. Think Cooking...

    • SNES
    • Super Nintendo
    • Super Famicom
    • Columbus Circle
  • News ARMS Version 4.0 Arrives on 16th November

    New character, arena and elemental charge expected

    The various ARMS social media accounts have been teasing additions over the past week, including a new stage and fighter and most recently a new elemental charge attribute that may be some kind of poison. We don't need to wait much longer for the full reveal, in any case. It's been confirmed that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
  • News Worms W.M.D Will Bring Havoc to the Switch on 23rd November

    File size and pricing also confirmed

    Team17 has been offering some decent support for the Switch eShop with upcoming releases, and the next to arrive will be Worms W.M.D. The publisher has confirmed that the turn-based battler will be arriving on Switch on 23rd November. It should be a pretty good edition, with Team17 previously confirming new...

    • Switch eShop
    • Team17
    • Worms
  • News Vertically-Scrolling Shooter RXN: Raijin Announced For Nintendo Switch eShop

    Worldwide release next month

    Japanese publisher Kayac has revealed that it is bringing a new vertically-scrolling shooter to the Switch next month. RXN: Raijin has been developed by Gulti will hit the eShop in Japan, North America, Europe, and Australia sometime in December. Here are some more official details (thanks, Gematsu): A...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: Lake Kingdom Power Moon Locations And Walkthrough

    Every Power Moon location revealed and explained

    Welcome to our ultimate guide for collecting every Power Moon from the Lake Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey! Below, you'll find maps detailing the exact location for all 42 of the Power Moons located in this Kingdom, as well as descriptions on how to get each and every one of them. The numbers on...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Street Hoop

    Short on options, big on fun

    While some of the games have not been strictly necessary (being outclassed by later updates/instalments in their series) and there’s been the odd dud, but HAMSTER’s ACA Neo Geo series has been a continued source of classic arcade thrills on the Switch, almost making up for the lack of a Virtual Console on the system...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
    • Street Hoop
  • News Pokkén Tournament DX Update Adds Welcome New Features

    Online team battles! Group matches! Training recording!

    As eager players have no doubt noticed, the promised update to Pokkén Tournament DX has now gone live. It may only be version 1.1, but it has the feel of a full 'version 2' set of additions. As previously confirmed it adds the ability to tackle Team Battles online (this was local multiplayer...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokken Tournament DX
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Soccer Brawl Is Your Next Neo Geo Game For Switch

    Get ready to brawl

    Long before Mario and the gang got violent on the soccer pitch in Super Mario Strikers there was Soccer Brawl on the Neo Geo. This futuristic footy game was released in arcades in 1992 and will be the next Neo Geo game headed to the Switch on 23rd November. In Soccer Brawl you play as either cyborgs or...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Neo Geo
  • News Natsume Staff Discuss the Beginning of the Harvest Moon Series

    “In the earlier days it was really an uphill battle”

    The Harvest Moon series has found itself in a strange predicament in the last few years, with it functionally being split up between XSEED and Natsume. XSEED continues the “original” series under the name Story of Seasons, while Natsume retained the rights to the name and continue to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Harvest Moon
  • Video BOXBOY! Trailer Hints At Possible New Title

    An all-new Switch release, or a collection of previous games?

    BOXBOY! studio HAL Laboratory has published a video which hints that the series will continue. The video - shown above - ends with a graphics that says "To be continued". Box Boy! was something of a sleep hit on the 3DS eShop and the character was popular enough to gets his own amiibo...

    • Videos
    • BOXBOY!
  • News Star Ghost is Bringing Its Spin on Space Shooting to the Switch eShop

    Leaving subspace for a new generation

    Star Ghost arrived on the Wii U eShop in Spring 2016 and was a bit of a gem. On the one hand it has old-school space shooter vibes, and on the other it adopts a smart control scheme to switch up the formula - we described it as "basically the barrel-riding section in Donkey Kong Country Returns writ large"...

    • Star Ghost
    • Switch eShop