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TodayFri, 22nd Sep 2017

  • News Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists And The Mysterious Paintings Is Coming To Switch

    Now that's a mouthful

    Koei Tecmo has just revealed that it is localising GUST's Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings, with a Switch, PS4 and PC release expected in early 2018. The latest entry in the Atelier series - which has been running for 20 years, fact fans - Atelier Lydie &...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News You Can Now Enable Two-Step Authentication For Your Nintendo Account

    Security and stability

    We already know that Nintendo has some of the most stable hardware out there, but thanks to the introduction of Two-Step Verification today, now your Nintendo Account can be super-secure, too. When you opt-in you will be using Google's 2-Step Verification system, which of course makes everything as painless as possible...

    • Nintendo Account
    • Security
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Bethesda Says DOOM And Wolfenstein 2 Are "The Start" Of A Nintendo Relationship

    "It’s not as if we’re going to just do these two games"

    The news that Bethesda is bringing DOOM and Wolfenstein 2 to Switch certainly caused some shockwaves in the Nintendo community. You might assume that along with Skyrim, Bethesda is still in the process of testing the waters on Switch, but according to Bethesda boss Pete Hines this trio of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bethesda
    • Pete Hines
  • Video Pokémon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon's New Trailer Features Outrageous Surfing, Dudes

    Everybody's going surfing

    Nintendo has just released a new trailer for Pokémon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon, which launches on 3DS later this year. The trailer sums up why you should be excited about the forthcoming enhanced version - you'll be able to ride a wave surfing on a Mantine, snap some photos, tackle on a new island trial and...

    • Pokemon
    • 3DS
    • Videos
  • News Shinji Mikami Thinks A Switch Version Of The Evil Within 2 Would Be "Interesting"

    Make it happen, Bethesda!

    Do you wish there were more scary games on the Switch? If so, you might be in luck if Shinji Mikami, Resident Evil co-creator and producer of The Evil Within 2 gets his way.  Speaking to GameSpot, Mikami seemed very enthusiastic about porting the game to Switch: I think a Switch version would be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • The Evil Within
    • Shinji Mikami
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    Switch eShop

    Review Beach Buggy Racing

    Giving Mario Kart a run for its money?

    Releasing a kart-racer on a console that already has the likes of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe spear-heading its software library is an interesting move; Mario Kart is a series widely accepted to be as close to perfection as we’re likely to see, so what is left for other titles to offer? Beach Buggy Racing (a title...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Beach Buggy Racing
  • News Nintendo Makes Another Pitch for Pokkén Tournament DX in Its Launch Trailer

    For the double-dippers

    We don't think it's unfair to say that Pokkén Tournament DX targets a particularly devoted fanbase - you have to be into both Pokémon and Tekken-style fighting to get the most out of it, though a loyalty to either can help you have some fun. While it was a pretty easy decision for many (based on sales figures) to double dip...

    • Pokken Tournament DX
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Volgarr The Viking Hacks And Slashes His Way To Switch And Wii U In October

    (Hopefully)

    Wowzers. We reported on super hard platformer Volgarr The Viking coming to Wii U and 3DS eShop way back in 2015 - time sure does fly! Anyway, the Wii U version is still happening, along with a Switch eShop version according to this recent tweet from Crazy Viking Studio: A love letter to the tough-as-old-boots 2D action...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Vostok Inc, a 'Twin-stick Clicker', is Bringing Capitalism and Explosions to Switch

    "I really wanted to do a Switch version because it's a perfect thing"

    The Switch eShop is getting pretty tasty, as more talented developers get lured in by the system and get hold of development kits. It seems that most days bring news of a quality upcoming release, and now we have Vostok Inc to add to the list. On the one hand it's a colourful...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Splatoon 2's Latest Weapon Is The Rapid Blaster Pro

    Go Pro

    Gagging for some fresh armament options in everyone's favourite online splat-fest? Well gag no more, as Nintendo has revealed that Splatoon 2's latest weapon is the Rapid Blaster Pro - and it's coming to the game tomorrow morning, UK time. Is this a weapon you're looking forward to trying out, or are you pretty much settled when it comes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2 On Switch Make Use Of The Joy-Con IR Camera And amiibo

    Motion controls also supported

    Remember the IR camera on the Switch Joy-Con? It was just one of the many tricks the controller was capable of, but so far it has only really been used in 1-2-Switch, despite offering plenty of potential. Thankfully, not everyone has forgotten about it - Capcom is using the camera in Resident Evil Revelations 1 &...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Resident Evil
    • amiibo
  • News VOEZ Is Getting A Physical Release In Japan That Adds Docked Gameplay Option

    Upwardly mobile

    Rhythm action title VOEZ is getting a physical release in Japan in early 2018, it has been revealed. The game - which has now been downloaded over 40,000 times worldwide - will be repackaged with bonus content, the details of which aren't clear yet. However, we do know that it will include the option to play on the TV using the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • VOEZ
    • Japan
  • News Reggie on How Nintendo Handles Announcements and Responds to Fan Input

    "We love to surprise people."

    Nintendo has historically been a very secretive, and sometimes very odd, company in the broader context of the gaming industry. Fans are sometimes frustrated by the way Nintendo does things, wishing that the company might be more transparent in its plans and communicate more effectively with its massive fanbase, but the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reggie Fils-Aime
  • Rumour Data Miners Find Evidence of Pokémon Crystal in the Gold and Silver VC Releases

    Interesting...

    Let’s be real, the VC release of the Game Boy Pokémon games is one of the easiest ways that Nintendo could make itself a nice profit. Pokémon historically is a franchise that moves units and nostalgia is a powerful factor in driving sales of the original, which are rather dated by modern standards. Few are complaining about the...

    • Virtual Console
    • Rumour
    • Pokemon
  • News Gear.Club Unlimited's Full Roster of Licensed Cars Has Been Confirmed

    BMW, Lotus, McLaren and more brands included

    Gear.Club Unlimited is, to date, a bit of a standout as an upcoming 'realistic' racing game on the Nintendo Switch. We have multiple racing game options on the hardware, but the Microïds-published game - developed by Eden Games - will aim to offer an alternative when it arrives on 1st December. Part of...

    • Switch eShop
  • Random Game Boy Advance SP Screen Found Inside Electrocardiogram Machine

    Quality of Life?

    It's not out of the ordinary to find common, off-the-shelf parts in a wide range of consumer electronics, but a recent discovery by Twitter user Jan Henrik has us well and truly puzzled. Upon cracking open a Medical Imaging Electronics (MiE for short) ECG Trigger Unit, Henrik discovered that the machine's 130x95 pixel display...

    • Random
    • Game Boy Advance
    • Health
  • News Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Pokémon Steal the Show at the Japan Game Awards 2017

    A fitting prize

    The Tokyo Game Show is well underway, with thousands of eager gamers arriving in the city to sample some of the latest and greatest games. The expo is also home to the Japan Game Awards, and Nintendo was among the big winners that were announced this week. It was a good outcome for both The Pokémon Company and Nintendo, for...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Pokemon
  • News RIVE is Confirmed to Hit 1080p and 60fps on Switch, Runs 'Smoother Than PS4 Version'

    "It was never intended as a portable game, but it's a perfect fit"

    We've been fans of Two Tribes' swansong release, RIVE, since it arrived on PC and other consoles. The downside is that it's had a long road to Nintendo hardware, with technical challenges and a shrinking market ending the Wii U version, and since that point we've had a wait for the...

    • Switch eShop
    • RIVE
    • Two Tribes

YesterdayThu, 21st Sep 2017

  • First Impressions Hell in a Handbasket - DOOM on Nintendo Switch

    Big, dumb, and lots of fun

    Now, with the Bethesda published 2016 iteration coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year, DOOM can be small and dumb, while still having its trademark 'BFG'. We got our chance to try out id Software’s upcoming port of its DOOM franchise reboot at a Bethesda event earlier this month; look, we know what questions you...

    • Features
    • First Impressions
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DOOM
  • Nintendo Download 21st September (North America)

    Pokkén and retro Pokémon! SteamWorld Dig 2! Arcade Archives! More!

    It's time for another Nintendo Download Update, and it's a very busy line-up to get through. The Switch has five retail titles to consider, and also some terrific download-only options. The 3DS stand-outs are a couple of Pokémon classics, while the Wii U Virtual Console...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
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    Review Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

    We gotta (portable) power

    To those of us in the West it may not seem like it, but Dragon Ball and Nintendo have always been cozy. Nearly every Nintendo console, home or portable, has been host to at least one if not several Dragon Ball games. Unfortunately, the Wii U was one of the few Nintendo consoles not to receive a Dragon Ball game. Bandai aims...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  • Video Here's What NBA 2K18 Looks Like on the Switch

    "JPEG artifact hair"

    Third-party support is always welcome on Nintendo platforms, especially if it's in the form of a title as popular as NBA 2K18. But how can such a little console squeeze out enough juice to make such a taxing game run well? Well, clearly 2K is wondering the same question. To say things run smoothly certainly isn't accurate, as...

    • NBA 2K18
    • Shaq
    • 2K Sports
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Third Party
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    Switch eShop

    Review Thimbleweed Park

    Twin Pixels

    "Open Gate." That’s the first thing you’ll do in Thimbleweed Park. It’s an inauspicious beginning, sure, but immediately illustrative of the kind of experience ahead, mechanically. You’re going to have to get familiar with verbs, instructing your pixelated avatars around the environs of the wider Thimbleweed County as you, as one...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Thimbleweed Park
  • Nintendo Download 21st September (Europe)

    Pokkén and retro Pokémon! SteamWorld Dig 2! Thimbleweed Park! More!

    It's time for another Nintendo Download Update in Europe, and there are varied options to contemplate. The Switch has two retail titles and also some terrific download-only options. The 3DS stand-outs are a couple of Pokémon classics, while the Wii U doesn't completely miss out;...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • Video Digital Foundry Breaks Down DOOM On Switch In A Unique Way

    ...by creating a Switch-spec PC to test its limits

    DOOM on Switch is quite a thing, as you'll know if you've read our hands-on impressions of the game. However, in case you were wondering just how well the game can possibly run on a system which contains mobile hardware, our friends over at Digital Foundry have posted a interesting video...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Videos
    • Doom
  • News XSEED Games Reveals What Will Come Included with Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition

    That's a lot of Shantae

    Update: PQube has confirmed that it'll be publishing this Ultimate Edition in Europe, with its release to come in 2018. XSEED Games (below) is publishing in North America. Original Article: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was a fantastic game right from the off, yet it was still improved even more when the additional Pirate...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Shantae
  • News Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is Already the Top Selling Third-Party Switch Game

    Though it's cheating because Mario is in it

    According to an accumulation of stats from NPD for North America and Australia, with UK Sales also thrown in, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is already the best-selling physical retail third-party game on the Switch. For any pedants among you, it's worth pointing out that the game was published by Ubisoft...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Mario + Rabbids
  • Random Sports Stars Just Can't Get Enough Of The Nintendo Switch

    The perfect travel companion?

    It's not just gamers who love the Switch - it seems that sports stars can't get enough of Nintendo's hybrid console, either.  Since the Switch launched at the start of the year we've seen a proliferation of various famous sporting individuals tapping away on their hybrid systems, and while many of these photos...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The Team Behind Switch DOOM Is Also Porting Rocket League To Nintendo's Console

    A talented bunch, it seems

    DOOM on Switch is a pretty incredible technical achievement - even if it's not quite as detail-rich as other versions - and the team behind the port clearly has some serious talent. Panic Button isn't a name that many people will have heard of, but the studio is also porting Rocket League to Switch as well, so it clearly...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DOOM
    • Rocket League
  • News Nintendo NY Store Confirms SNES Classic Edition Midnight Launch Party

    Only for those with a wristband, of course

    It's been somewhat easy to forget in the current busy spell, but the Super NES Classic Edition (to use the North American name in this case) is out next week; it'll bring lots of retro goodness and the first official release of Star Fox 2. Some of us have pre-orders good to go, while in some...

    • SNES Classic
    • SNES Mini
    • Retro
  • News Super Grand Prix Mode Is Coming to Super Bomberman R

    The gift that keeps on giving

    Super Bomberman R was one of the highlights of the Switch’s launch lineup, offering a retro inspired experience that perfectly sells the concept of the Switch and its multiplayer options. Since then, Konami has kept the game updated to keep interest high, putting out a few free content updates that expand and polish...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Super Bomberman R
  • News SteamWorld Dig 2 Promises A Big Reward For Dedicated Completionists

    Will you be the first to 100%?

    SteamWorld Dig 2 is now available to download from the Switch eShop and we rather liked it in our review. The game is jam-packed with things to do and as with any Metroidvania style game, completing it with 100% of collectables will be a stern challenge. Image & Form's big cheese Brjann Sigurgeirsson has just...

    • Switch eShop
    • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • News Deemo Will Bring a Musical Flourish to the Nintendo Switch Next Week

    Over 200 songs at launch, with more on the way

    If you watched the CIRCLE Entertainment / Flyhigh Works video showcase recently, one game that may have caught your attention was Deemo. Published by Flyhigh Works, it's developed by Rayark - that's the same company that brought us the rather good VOEZ in the early days of the eShop. Deemo has made a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Deemo
    • FlyhighWorks
  • News Caveman Warriors is Bringing Multiplayer Mayhem to the Switch eShop

    Supporting single Joy-Con controls for co-op

    Earlier this year we told you about a Kickstarter campaign for Caveman Warriors, which included stretch goals for Nintendo hardware. Developer JanduSoft has now managed to confirm the game for Nintendo Switch, benefitting from the company's official YouTube channel promoting the game. It's shaping up to...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Exploring The 8-Bit Mega Man Games Of The SNES Era

    AKA: The ones everyone forgot to play

    The Mega Man series may have branched out onto more powerful hardware in recent times but most hardcore fans consider the 8-bit entries to be the zenith of the franchise. Capcom's action platformer found fame on the NES and titles like Mega Man 2 stand out as true, must-have classics in the console's library...

    • Videos
    • Retro
    • NES
    • Mega Man
  • Video Celica Joins The Battle In Fire Emblem Warriors

    Redheads just want to have fun

    The Tokyo Game Show is now in full swing and to celebrate Koei Tecmo have released a brand new trailer for their upcoming Switch and New 3DS brawler Fire Emblem Warriors, which you can view above.  Fans of the series will be delighted about the reveal of a new playable character, the feisty redhead...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Fire Emblem
    • Videos
  • Preview Solving the Puzzle of Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy

    A new generation with a familiar name

    For some gamers, including this writer, the DS and 3DS generations of hardware simply wouldn't be so complete without the Professor Layton series of games. Across six adventures - seven with an Ace Attorney tie-in - the puzzle solving gentleman charmed us all, had numerous cups of tea and saved villages and...

    • Features
    • Preview
    • Layton's Mystery Journey
    • 3DS
  • Ninterview Meet The Nintendo Life Splatoon 2 UK Championship Team

    EGX 2017 FTW!

    EGX - the UK's biggest games event - gets under way today at the NEC in Birmingham. The four-day event gives UK gamers the chance to get their hands on the latest games due for release this holiday season including our favourite, Super Mario Odyssey. On Saturday the show will host Nintendo UK's Splatoon 2 UK Championship Grand...

    • Splatoon 2
    • Nintendo Switch
    • EGX
    • eSports
    • Events
  • News Take a Look at the Art Book and Harbinger Class for Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth

    "A force to be reckoned with in the right hands"

    The DS and 3DS generations have been fortunate enough to enjoy multiple Etrian Odyssey main-series games and spinoffs. Pretty soon Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth will arrive in the West, adding to the growing collection. Atlus has released a new trailer to build hype in the form of a video to...

    • 3DS
    • Etrian Odyssey V
  • News Piczle Lines DX Gets 20 New Puzzles in a Free 'Horror' Update

    To keep you busy until Halloween

    Piczle Lines DX is certainly a tempting Switch eShop game for fans of visual puzzles, offering a blend of-sorts between Sudoku and Picross. We were fans in our review, and were also impressed at the volume of puzzles; there's content to keep players busy for quite some time. Publisher Rainy Frog has now confirmed,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Update

Wednesday20th Sep 2017

  • Rumour Switch's Hidden NES Golf Game Is A Tribute To The Late Satoru Iwata

    "Nintendo imbedded Iwata’s game to watch over every unit"

    A while back we reported on the news that each and every Switch console has a hidden copy of the NES game Golf inside it, and now we're seeing evidence that would suggest its placement is a tribute to the late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who passed away in 2015. Switchbrew has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rumours
    • Satoru Iwata
    • NES
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    Switch eShop

    Review SteamWorld Dig 2

    Full steam ahead

    As Image & Form often reminds us, its now-familiar core IP began with SteamWorld: Tower Defense on DSiWare, a thoroughly decent tower defence game. It was SteamWorld Dig that was transformative for the studio, however, achieving well-earned success on the 3DS and a range of other platforms. That allowed the team to up the ante...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • News Square Enix Still Investigating The Possibility Of A Full Final Fantasy XV Experience On Switch

    "We're looking at the options, like the customisation of the engine"

    Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata caused quite a stir a short time ago when he hinted that the game could be coming to the Nintendo Switch.  With the announcment of Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition soon afterwards, many assumed that version would be released on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Final Fantasy
    • Hajime Tabata
  • News Metroid: Samus Returns Makes Modest Chart Debut in Japan, as Switch Still Dominates

    Sold less than Other M, but a lot more than Federation Force

    It's time for the Japanese chart results from Media Create, and this week there are some interesting releases making their mark, including the '2D' return of an iconic franchise that typically struggles in Japan. We're referring to the rather brilliant Metroid: Samus Returns, which...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Metroid
    • 3DS
  • News Nintendo Takes Down Super Mario 64 Online Videos And Creator's Patreon

    But mod remains available for download

    A short time ago we reported on Super Mario 64 Online, an ingenious mod which allows up to 24 players to inhabit the world of Super Mario 64. Its creator, Kaze Emanuar, was bullish about his chances of avoiding Nintendo's legal gaze, but it would seem that the Japanese giant has finally had enough. It has...

    • Super Mario
    • N64
    • Legal
    • Mods
  • Random Just Because You Can Mash-Up Zelda And GTA Doesn't Mean You Should

    The means streets of Hyrule

    What happens when you mix Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Pretty much what you'd expect, to be honest.  A new hack has been released which places San Andreas' protagonist Carl Johnson in Breath of the Wild. It's a basic skin swap for Link and is easily broken - equipping...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • GTA
    • Mods
    • Random
  • Video Hands On in Super Mario Odyssey's Shiny New Kingdoms

    Super Meat Odyssey

    Super Mario Odyssey is one hotly anticipated game, there's no denying it, and now we can finally share with you some seriously saucy gameplay. We've got a triplicate of videos for you to enjoy, ranging from grabbing Power Moons to hunting down bosses and gliding effortlessly through the air with the help of a charming new NPC...

    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Mario
    • Super Mario
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News SEGA Knows Fans Want Sonic Adventure 3

    But, no, it doesn't sound like it'll happen

    In his 16-bit heyday, Sonic was certainly a force to be reckoned with, something that was only further reaffirmed by the recent release of Sonic Mania. It’s when the blue blur stepped into the 3rd dimension that things started going off rails, and it could be argued that Sonic Team has never quite nailed...

    • SEGA
    • Sonic
  • News The First Hat Wearing Pikachu Giveaway Has Started in Pokémon Sun and Moon

    Choose carefully

    A while ago The Pokémon Company confirmed a series of promotions to celebrate the upcoming release of Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You in the West. One of the announcements was the distribution of Pikachu in various hats, accounting for multiple regions; the kicker is that you can only choose one from six. The first 'Original Hat'...

    • Pokemon
    • Pikachu
    • 3DS
    • Sun and Moon
  • News Nintendo's Latest Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gift May Make You a Bit Crabby

    Do you have the stamella for it?

    For those new to the game the free gifts in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - given through 'Tips from the Wild' news posts on Switch - are undeniably helpful. For everyone else they're nice little extras, albeit not particularly exciting. The latest news post is all about climbing, and so the gifts are...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
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    Switch eShop

    Review Robonauts

    Blast weird alien creatures into oblivion

    In 1996 NASA started work on the “Robonaut” project. It was designed to resemble a human and created to aid astronauts in space – with the ability to perform the same tasks as a person. According to NASA, a Robonaut can help out on the International Space Station and explore other worlds. Robonauts by...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Robonauts
  • News Picross S Is Headed To Nintendo Switch Later This Month

    S is for Switch!

    Who doesn't love a brain-testing game of Picross? We were definitely well-served on the 3DS, but now it's time for Jupiter to bring us Picross S for the Switch eShop. It will launch in Europe and North America on 28th September for £7.19 / €7.99 / $7.99. This time around there are 300 puzzles available in Picross...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Picross
  • News Better Together Minecraft Update Goes Live, But Won't Arrive on Switch Until Winter

    "There's a lot of work to do to make that happen"

    While it became a global phenomenon while still a more humble sandbox experience, Minecraft has evolved in significant ways since Microsoft bought out Mojang. From regular content updates to multiple iterations it's kept expanding, but the 'Better Together' update is pitched as the biggest yet...

    • Minecraft
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Publishes New Interview on the Making of Super Metroid

    The king of the genre

    Super Metroid is one of those games that’s close to peerless in its genre and stands as one of the most respected games of all time. It’s a large part of the reason why “Metroidvania” games are given their name, and to this day is still popular in the speed running communities, as well as the broader scope of gaming...

    • Retro
    • Super Metroid
    • Interviews
    • SNES Mini
  • News Mantis Burn Racing Will Be Drifting Onto Nintendo Switch Soon

    Switch players getting the "definitive" version

    VooFoo Studios has announced that it is bringing its top-down racer Mantis Burn Racing to the Nintendo Switch eShop. Already a critical hit on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam, Mantis Burn "combines real-world ‘fun’ physics with intuitive controls in highly competitive ‘one-more-go’...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Mantis Burn Racing
  • News Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection Headed To Switch

    At least in Japan it is

    If you are a bit of a Kunio-kun fan, then you'll be pleased that Arc System Works is going to be releasing Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection for the Switch next year. Here are the 11 classic Kunio-kun games which are on the compilation: Downtown Nekketsu Koshinkyoku Nekketsu Koukou Dodge Ball Bu Nekketsu...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kunio-kun
    • Japan
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Battle Princess Madelyn Gets an Awesome Teaser Trailer

    Heading to Switch and Wii U in Q1 2018

    A while ago Battle Princess Madelyn achieved remarkable success on Kickstarter, ensuring that it'll come to the Switch and Wii U among various other systems. Now the Ghouls 'n Ghosts-style title has a shiny teaser trailer to showcase what it's all about. Check it out below, along with some deta

    • Switch eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hyperkin Controller Adapter For SNES Classic Mini Lets You Use Your Original Pads

    Dig out those battered old weapons

    Accessory maker Hyperkin is releasing an adapter for the SNES Classic Mini which allows you to use your original controllers. The unit works like a dream - and we know because we were lucky enough to have been sent some test units to try out. There's no release date or price yet, but will you be seeking...

    • SNES Classic
    • SNES Mini
    • Super Nintendo
    • SNES
    • Hyperkin
  • News Pokémon GO's Equinox Event Brings With It A New Item

    Rare Pokémon! Bonus Stardust! Triple XP!

    Pokémon GO's upcoming Equinox event will introduce a new item to the game. From Friday 22nd September until Monday 2nd October, players have the chance of grabbing a 2km egg with rare Pokémon such as Chansey, Mareep and Larvitar inside. Double Stardust will also be awarded for catching 'mon and...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
  • News Indie Hit Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime is Heading to the Switch eShop Very Soon

    Best in co-op, but solo play is supported

    The number of critically acclaimed download games heading to Switch has increased by one today, with confirmation that Asteroid Base is bringing Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime to the Switch eShop. It'll arrive soon, too, confirmed for 3rd October - it'll cost $14.99 in the US. It's a colourful title in...

  • News INVERSUS Deluxe Starts Battle on the Switch eShop Very Soon

    50 maps, online ranked multiplayer and more

    A little while ago we told you about INVERSUS Deluxe, a high-paced title heading to the Switch eShop. It features a series of arenas in which you battle bots or other players, and looks like a good concept for the Switch hardware. It turns out that the Switch eShop will be the first console platform to...

Tuesday19th Sep 2017

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    Switch

    Review NBA 2K18

    Broken hoop dreams

    It’s been five years since Nintendo fans have had an officially licensed basketball game, the last being Wii U launch title NBA 2K13. 2K Sports’ initial support for the Wii U quickly simmered and the studio decided to focus its efforts on other formats, meaning its day one NBA 2K offering ended up being the only taste of...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • NBA 2K18
  • Rumour Netflix App Ready For Switch, All It Needs Is Nintendo's Go-Ahead

    Video streaming app is "locked and loaded"

    The incredible sales success of the Switch has masked a few irksome issues people have with the console, one of the most pressing being the lack of any video streaming capabilities, despite it being the perfect tool for portable binge-watching. However, if a fresh rumour is to be believed, this won't be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Netflix
    • Rumours
  • News Natsume Has a New Sale Available on the eShop

    Whaddya buyin’?

    One of the more welcome features of the vastly improved eShop of last generation was the introduction of sales on Nintendo’s digital storefront. Though the company rarely discounts its games—and when it does, there’s not a whole lot being dropped—it nonetheless has at least provided third parties with a means of enticing...

    • Wii U eShop
    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • Sales
  • News 3DS OS Version 11.6.0-39 Is Now Available for Download

    11.5.0-38 is so last year

    With each passing day, it seems that Nintendo Switch becomes an increasingly more important part of Nintendo’s plans, while the 3DS proportionally becomes more and more irrelevant. The release of Metroid: Samus Returns helps stem this, but there’s still a lingering feeling that the platform is on its last legs. Perhaps...

    • 3DS
    • Updates
    • Stability
  • Feature Looking Back On Enhanced Versions Of Pokémon Games

    Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are part of a proud tradition

    Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon were revealed back in June with the promise of having an alternate story. We didn't really get much information to elaborate on that until fairly recently, when it became clear that Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon are a return to the style of game...

    • Features
    • Pokemon
  • News Credit Suisse Forecasts 130 Million Nintendo Switch Sales By 2022

    Upgrades Nintendo to "outperform" from "neutral" 

    Brokerage firm Credit Suisse has updated its sales forecast for the Nintendo Switch and has upgraded Nintendo stock from "neutral" to "outperform". Credit Suisse had previously predicted that the Switch would sell 70 million units by 2022 - a very generous claim - but it has now elevated that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Business
  • News 2K Hopes To Slam Dunk The Bugs In NBA 2K18 on Nintendo Switch

    Double dribble

    It's fair to say that 2K Sports' NBA 2K18 hasn't got off to the best of starts on the Switch, not for everyone at least, with players reporting problems with corrupted save files. Our reviewer has also found various other issues to date, with garbled sound during some cutscenes and playback of other scenes sometimes being out of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bugs
    • 2K Sports
    • NBA 2K18
  • News Nintendo Share Value Hits 9 Year High as Hopes Build for a Breakthrough in China

    Driven by Tencent's Arena of Valor announcement

    When Arena of Valor was announced for the Switch in last week's Direct, we think it's fair to say that a number reading these pages simply shrugged. A free-to-play MOBA that made its name on mobile heading to the Switch as a Beta this year, it arguably wasn't among the biggest announcements in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Mobile
    • Tencent
  • News Halo Is Coming To The Nintendo Switch, In A Fashion

    Yup, it's a Minecraft mash-up pack

    Fans of the Master Chief, rejoice! Microsoft's million-selling Halo series is finally coming to a Nintendo console - but before you get too excited, we should point out that it's happening under the guise of a Minecraft mash-up pack. The pack will become available on Switch thanks to the launch of Minecraft's new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Minecraft
    • Halo
  • News Toys 'R' Us Seeks Bankruptcy Protection in North America

    A bid to restructure debt

    After suggestions it was coming earlier this week, Toys 'R' Us has filed for bankruptcy protect in relation to its North American business. Long an iconic part of the retail scene the company is seeking to restructure its finances, which are current a myriad of complex debts. The following video from Bloomberg provides a...

    • Toys 'R' Us
  • News Hyperkin Shows Off Working Version Of Its Supa Retron HD SNES Clone

    First look at the system's controller

    Hyperkin has given us a little more information on its forthcoming Supa Retron HD console, which launches later this year. We already know that the new machine will output in 720p HD via HDMI and will boast a 16:9 / 4:3 aspect ratio switch, just like the Retron HD. It will also be capable of playing SNES...

    • SNES
    • Hyperkin
    • Retro
  • News Shadow to be Playable in Free 'Episode Shadow' DLC for Sonic Forces

    Three new stages, playable in 10 'modern Sonic' levels too

    SEGA has announced a 'Digital Bonus Edition' of Sonic Forces; like the retail Bonus Edition it'll include some free DLC outfits, but sadly pre-ordering the download for the bonus is only confirmed so far for Xbox One and PS4. On the plus side, Switch is included in the bigger announcement -...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic Forces
    • Shadow
    • DLC
  • News Donkey Kong Country on SNES Gets the MSU1 Digital Audio Enhancement Treatment

    It's on like hi-fi Donkey Kong!

    Rare's phenomenal Donkey Kong Country was quite the game changer in late 1994, not only giving an extra edge to the Super Nintendo in the 16-bit console war but also becoming one of the most cherished games in the entire SNES library. Despite the fancy ACM graphics, one of they key features that still resonates with...

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • Super Nintendo
    • Rare
    • Donkey Kong Country
  • News Urban Champion Joins The Arcade Archives Roster On Switch

    Along with Wrecking Crew and Excitebike, thankfully

    During last week's Nintendo Direct we heard about the Arcade Archives range which is headed to the Switch in the near future.  These will be arcade versions of classic games - produced by HAMSTER - and where appropriate will support multiplayer with Joy-Con controls. The original Mario...

    • Switch eShop
    • Arcade Archives
    • Japan
  • News Light Fall is Another Promising Title Confirmed for the Switch eShop

    'Create your own path'

    More third-party developers in the download space are making their way onto Switch, and another to confirm its route to the system is Bishop Games, which is bringing Light Fall to the eShop in March 2018. That's the same window confirmed for PC and other platforms. Check out the announcement trailer below, in addition to a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Light Fall
  • News Hori Is Reviving Its Fighting Commander Pad For The Super Famicom Mini

    Six button beauty, now with wireless control!

    Veteran video game accessory company Hori is getting in on the nostalgia game by producing a new version of its classic Super Famicom 'Fighting Commander' controller to coincide with the arrival of the Super Famicom Mini. The wireless pad is based on the '90s original and features slow-motion and...

    • SNES
    • Hori
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • SNES Classic
  • News Shoot Some Pheromones When Gal Gun 2 Comes To Switch Later This Year

    The Lynx Effect

    If you've ever wished you were more popular with members of the opposite sex then Inti Creates' Gal Gun 2 might be the game for you; it's headed to the Switch eShop later this year. The Gal Gun series revolves around an "unlucky" young man who accidentally becomes supernaturally popular with girls. His mission: find his one true...

    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News We Were Addicted To Ridge Racer On PlayStation, Admits Star Fox 2 Developer

    "All the Star Fox 2 team would be playing it"

    The SNES Classic Mini arrives later this month and brings with Star Fox 2, a game which was supposed to come out in the mid-'90s but was canned at the very last minute. There are countless theories as to why Nintendo decided to pull the plug on what was essentially a finished game, but the general...

    • Retro
    • Ridge Racer
    • Dylan Cuthbert
  • 8

    Switch eShop

    Review Semispheres

    Two thumbs are better than one

    Semispheres is the sort of game that in recent years would have likely skipped Nintendo consoles, instead finding its home elsewhere; platforms where quirky indie games, bursting with unique ideas and an overly “artsy” feel, would thrive. As it so happens, the game was originally released on PlayStation and Steam...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Semispheres
  • Video Get a Good Look at SteamWorld Dig 2 in the Launch Trailer

    Hookshot! Funky environments! More!

    The fourth SteamWorld game is nearly here, with SteamWorld Dig 2 out this week (21st September) on the Switch eShop. After going off into space with the excellent turn-based strategy of SteamWorld Heist, this one brings us back to the digging and exploration first seen in SteamWorld Dig, a title that achieved...

    • Switch eShop
    • SWD2
  • Video Learn About the "Guts Pose!" and Why It's In So Many Games

    Gutsy moves

    If you’ve ever played games in the Street Fighter or Final Fantasy series, you know that each time you win a fight the characters make a little celebratory dance. It's actually not just those two games, but many games old and new have this little quirk. You could argue that games use this animation to communicate emotion with the...

    • Video

Monday18th Sep 2017

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    Switch

    Review Pokkén Tournament DX

    Nintendo used Double-Dip!

    The unholy lovechild of Tekken and Pokémon, Pokkén Tournament caused quite a stir when it was first announced, yet Bandai Namco's one-on-one fighter exceeded expectations when it eventually arrived on the Wii U last year following a successful run in arcades. Given that almost all Pokémon games focus on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Pokemon
    • Pokken Tournament
  • News Sega Dreamcast: Collected Works Looks Like A Dream Come True

    Sega's swansong

    We love a good book here at Nintendo Life, and they don't get much better than Read-Only Memory's Collected Works series, which takes an in-depth look at classic consoles. As a follow-on to the excellent Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works there is now a Dreamcast book campaign on Kickstarter.

    • SEGA
    • Books
    • Kickstarter
  • 47

    Switch

    Review Sine Mora EX

    Just don't play the co-op with your ex...

    The shmup genre is understandably much loved by some gamers, as it boils down the basics of gaming. Often intense yet simple to play, difficult but easy to grasp, shoot 'em ups were fundamental in the retro arcade scene and continue to entertain us on modern systems, often as download games or budget retail...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Sine Mora EX
  • News NBA 2K18 Players Report Problems With Corrupted Save Files

    A multiplatform issue

    NBA 2K18 has caused plenty of chortles and debate due to its whopping 5GB space requirement for save data, but it seems that the launch build has some more serious issues. Multiple users have reported the game corrupting and losing save data, which is a particular blow if progress is being made in the My Career mode - some of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NBA 2K18
  • News Metroid: Samus Returns Makes Top 10 Debut in UK Charts

    Rayman just outside top 10, NBA 2K18 on Switch nowhere to be seen

    Last week had a few high profile releases across various systems, which means the UK charts are a little more interesting than normal. Well, aside from Destiny 2 staying in top spot. The best new arrival is actually NBA 2K18 in second place, but that doesn't include Switch sales as...

    • UK
    • Charts
    • Metroid
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News Super Mario Odyssey Has an 'Ages 12 and Up' CERO B Rating in Japan

    May contain some semi-nude plumbers

    Plenty of Switch owners are very excited about Super Mario Odyssey, and it's a game that's amused the internet for some rather random reasons, one of them being a semi-nude Mario. Now the chatter is around its age rating in Japan, which rather passed us by when we reported on the ga

    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Modders Turn GoldenEye 007 Into Goldfinger 64

    We expect you to be impressed!

    GoldenEye 007 is one of the N64's most beloved titles; as well as introducing an entire generation of players to the joys of FPS deathmatches it sold by the bucketload and established its developer Rare as one of the UK's most talented codeshops. Fast forward to the present, and industrious modders have taken...

    • Retro
    • Random
    • N64
    • GoldenEye
  • 27

    Switch eShop

    Review NeuroVoider

    Bye, robot

    For all the genre tags liberally flung at the influx of indie games over the last few years, it could be assumed that a select few terms might have become faux pas, or even derogatory. Despite splintering off into many branches of sub category since its inception, uttering words like 'roguelike' or 'permadeath' can immediately engage as...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • NeuroVoider
  • News Layers of Fear: Legacy Will Bring Horror to the Switch Soon

    "A redesigned masterpiece"

    The range of genres and styles on the Switch eShop continues to grow, and horror is gradually making its mark. It's now confirmed that Layers of Fear: Legacy is heading to the Switch soon, which is good news for those that enjoy some frights. Released on other consoles in early 2016 simply as Layers of Fear, it's a horror...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • 23

    Switch eShop

    Review 36 Fragments of Midnight

    A (very) quick stroll in the moonlight

    The Nintendo eShop is a weird and wonderful place; some games are absolute gems, some are whatever-the-opposite-of-gems-is, and some leave you with more questions after completion than when you first started. 36 Fragments of Midnight falls into that latter category and, whilst it might work successfully if...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • 36 Fragments of Midnight
  • News Capcom Special Edition Sneakers Now Available for Pre-Order in Japan

    Region locked footwear

    When you’re a games fan there are many way to show off your fandom. Aside for keeping the games on display in mint condition there's figures, books, posters, clothes and all sorts of

  • News New Range of Minecraft Themed Hot Wheels Cars Hit The Track This October

    Imagine a Creeper on wheels

    In recent times, the Hot Wheels brand has collaborated with a number of well-known video game franchises. The Super Mario series has received its own custom Hot Wheels line and games like Rocket League have even featured iconic Hot Wheels by including the Bone Shaker and Twin Mill...

    • Minecraft
    • Hot Wheels
    • Mattel
  • News ClusterPuck99 to Bring Party Gameplay and a Suggestive Name to Switch

    Will include exclusive stages

    The Switch is already establishing itself as a nifty party machine with a range of multiplayer games making their mark on the system. ClusterPuck99, published by Coatsink (Shu) and developed by PHL Collection, will aim to join the ranks and become another multiplayer hit on the hardware. With support for up to eight...

    • Retro
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Art of Fighting is Scrapping Its Way to the Switch eShop

    Oh yes, there's always another Neo Geo fighting game

    As you may have noticed, the Neo Geo had a few fighting games - oh alright, it had loads of them. That makes sense, of course, as it was the 'arcade at home' that well-off kids owned, and many of us would gravitate to the genre when visiting the arcades. It looks like another is on the way in...

    • Switch eShop
    • HAMSTER
    • Neo Geo
    • ACA
  • Video Check Out All Of Pokkén Tournament DX's Synergy Burst Moves

    Playing with power

    Pokkén Tournament DX launches on Switch this week, and brings with it five characters that weren't previously playable on the Wii U: Croagunk, Empoleon, Darkrai, Scizor and Decidueye.  New Battle Pokémon naturally means new Synergy Burst moves, so we thought we'd compile every single Synergy Burst move in a...

    • Videos
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon

Sunday17th Sep 2017

  • News NES Title Golf is Hidden On Every Switch Console

    (hidden) Hole in one!

    We already knew that every Switch firmware comes with a built-in NES emulator. But further investigation by some very dedicated people has uncovered quite the bogey: the codename of the emulator "flog" spelled backwards is "golf"... that happens to be exactly what those 24 kilobytes happen to be, the NES version of Golf! You...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Golf
    • NES
  • Feature The Complete History of Rockstar Games on Nintendo Platforms

    The good, the bad & the controversial

    Rockstar Games is a business powerhouse at the top of the gaming industry. Producing sales figures some developers could only dream of, with the Grand Theft Auto series reaching over 150 million copies sold, the studio rarely puts a foot wrong. On 7th September it was announced that 1940’s crime title...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rockstar
    • L.A. Noire
    • Retro
  • 26

    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Spin Master

    Short but sweet arcade action

    The fiendish Dr. De Playne has taken Johnny’s treasure map and his girlfriend Mary. A globe-trotting adventure follows as you attempt to get both back, either by yourself or with the help of a friend who is given control of the identically handling Tom.  Despite featuring different characters and a more modern...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Spin Master

Saturday16th Sep 2017

  • News Super Mario Odyssey's File Size is Only a Little Bigger Than an NBA 2K18 Save File

    Optimisation is nice

    File sizes have been a hot topic in recent weeks, with the Switch's limited on-board storage clashing with the meaty third-party games on the way. Some multi-platform games have high-resolution 4K textures on the likes of PC and sometimes PS4 Pro, so when they're adjusted and ported to Switch some 'interesting' things happen...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Review It's All Business As We Play Monopoly Gamer

    Monopoly meets Mario Party

    A few months ago Hasbro and Nintendo announced a brand-new board game: Monopoly Gamer. After a first glance of the packaging we instantly thought it’d be yet another skinned Monopoly board. However, after watching a video of how the game works it's easy to be sold on the idea. Monopoly Gamer isn’t just a Super...

    • Monopoly Gamer
    • Mario
    • Hasbro
    • Nintendo
    • Review
  • Video How to Make Your Own Awesome Nintendo Switch Arcade Cabinet

    Including a mini-fridge, of course

    Earlier in the year we shared a rather cute Nintendo Switch mini arcade cabinet, but now Nintendrew - who once made a guest appearance on our YouTube channel - has produced a rather neat full-sized cabinet. Taking initial inspiration from this guide, he's created a full

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Arcade
    • Video

Friday15th Sep 2017

  • News Here's How Much Data You'll Need To Download For NBA 2K18 On Switch

    No wonder you need a MicroSD card

    Not so long ago, the bombshell was dropped that certain Switch games will require you to have a microSD card inserted in order to gain access to all features, with NBA 2K18 being the first title to make this stipulation. The game is now out, and we've got a better idea of exactly why the additional space is...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Poll What Did You Think of the Nintendo Direct?

    The dust has settled...

    This week we had the second of what is now the 'current' mainline Nintendo Direct format. Yes, we've had showcases, presentations, game-specific Directs and so on, but this week's 45 minute show adopted a similar format to a Spring broadcast - quickfire 'headline' sections for each current console with some extended showcases...

    • Nintendo Direct
    • Poll
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • Feature Morphite Devs Explain Why It's Much More Than Just "No Man's Sky On Switch"

    "Everyone has a soft spot for Nintendo"

    Sci-Fi adventure Morphite is one indie title that has been on our radar ever since it was first confirmed as coming to the Switch, and with good reason - it aims to combine the likes of Metroid Prime and Turok, and has been compared to No Man's Sky for its striking, low-poly visual style. Those of you with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News 8Bitdo SN30 And SF30 Pro Controllers Are Available For Pre-Order Now

    The ultimate retro controller?

    Pre-orders for 8Bitdo's SN30 and SF30 Pro controllers have gone live today. The pads - modelled on the North American SNES and Super Famicom designs respectively - boast a full button set with clickable analogue joysticks, cross-shaped D-pad, rumble, motion controls, bluetooth, rechargeable battery, home and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 8Bitdo
    • Accessories
  • News Minecraft “Better Together Update” Not Coming To New 3DS Version Of The Game

    Unsurprising developments

    Yesterday during the latest Nintendo Direct we found out Minecraft would be released exclusively on the New Nintendo 3DS.  Since then, it has been clarified the closet equivalent to Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition is the 0.15.4 build of Minecraf

    • 3DS
    • Minecraft
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • 90

    Switch

    Review R.B.I. Baseball 17

    A real grounder

    R.B.I. Baseball has a long history with Nintendo consoles, first appearing on the original NES in 1986. The series was annualized following the release of R.B.I. Baseball 2 for the NES in 1990, until taking a 19 year break following Super R.B.I. Baseball’s 1995 release on the Super NES. Fast forward to 2017 and the series is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • RBI Baseball
  • Random Someone Claims to Have Unearthed Star Fox: Red Zone Virtual Boy Assets

    Are you team real or team fake?

    Here's one to get us all arguing about assets and fonts into the weekend - someone claims to have images of a 'lost' Virtual Boy game called Star Fox: Red Zone. Hm... Someone called Sparky_78 on Reddit posted the following images; they seem to be the same person that posted the details as Kallus on Assembler Games...

    • Random
    • Star Fox
    • Virtual Boy
    • Rumour
  • Reminder FAST RMX is Bigger Than Ever and Is Still an eShop Gem

    Because games more than a week old are still worth playing

    In the current internet age where anything more than 24 hours old can easily be forgotten, it's worth remembering that the early days of the Switch eShop had some excellent games; anyone looking for something new to play on the system should remember to select 'View More' at the bottom of...

    • Switch eShop
    • FAST RMX
    • Update
  • News Switch Was the Best-Selling Platform for August 2017

    From strength to strength

    Coming off of the Wii U, it was fair to be skeptical that the Nintendo Switch would be a largescale mainstream hit. Sure, the console launched with a roaring start due to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but then again, the Wii U started out bright, too. Still, as time has passed, the Switch has been consistently...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Sales
  • 15

    Switch eShop

    Review Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition

    Grab your speer and get to Kraftwerk

    Chasing high scores and facing off against waves of enemies is usually the kind of instant, twitchy action reserved for the neon of arcades and a classic gaming mentality. We're so used to engaging stories and cinematic experiences that sometimes we just need a moment to sit back, relax, and hurl some bright pink...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Lichtspeer
  • News The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards Have A Retro Theme

    Spruce up your desktop

    If you've been struggling to know what to spend your Nintendo coins on, then maybe this weeks Nintendo Rewards might be of interest to you. Here's what is available in Europe as of today: Wallpaper – Nintendo Classic Mini: Super NES (Wallpaper): 50 (available until January 1st) NES Jumping Mario (Nintendo 3DS Theme): 200...

    • My Nintendo
    • Rewards
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Europe
  • News Japan Is Getting The Best New Nintendo 2DS XL Model Yet

    And you thought the PokéBall edition was neat

    This week's Nintendo Direct revealed that we're getting a rather snazzy new 2DS XL design based on a PokéBall, but - as is often the case - Japan is getting an exclusive model which is even better. On November 17th, Japanese gamers will not only have the chance to purchase the...

    • Pokemon
    • 3DS
    • 2DS XL
  • News FIFA 18 Will Cost Less On The Nintendo Switch In Australia

    Bucking the "Switch Tax" trend

    The year is 2017 and Nintendo Switch owners are paying more for their games than people are on rival platforms. The unfortunate term “Switch Tax” has been coined to explain why certain developers and publishers are upping their prices for games released on Nintendo’s latest system. The whole issue as we’ve...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Australia
    • EB Games
  • Deals Jump Into These Super Mario Odyssey Goodies from the Nintendo UK Store

    Gotta have those red Joy-Con

    Can you believe the launch of Super Mario Odyssey is now little over a month away? Mario's sandbox adventure on the Switch looks set to be the best one yet, with lots of exciting locations to explore and hat possessing puzzles to solve. The Nintendo UK Store has lots of pre-order options for you. If you simply want the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
    • Super Mario Odyssey
  • News Nintendo Has a Few Titles in NPD’s Top-Selling Games List

    And Super Mario Odyssey hasn't even released yet

    The NPD results for August have just come in and the Switch has come out favorably, leading hardware sales for the month. The report also included the top-selling games of both the year and the past month and Nintendo had games that charted in both. Seeing as how there’s more excellent releases to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Software
    • Sales
  • News PowerA Is Making A Rather Lovely Super Mario Odyssey Joy-Con Grip

    Red or dead

    Accessory maker PowerA is producing an official Super Mario Odyssey Joy-Con grip to coincide with the launch of the Switch game. The grip will cost $19.99 and comes emblazoned with official artwork showing Mario and Cappy. Described by the manufacturer as boasting a "lightweight, ergonomic design for comfortable gameplay anywhere", the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • PowerA
    • Accessories
    • Super Mario
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    Switch eShop

    Review Puzzle Adventure Blockle

    Achieve world domination

    As hinted by the name, Puzzle Adventure Blockle is a puzzle game that takes on the identity of an adventure. Japanese publisher and developer Intense has set the title apart from the competition by offering a story-driven experience that continually expands upon fundamental game mechanics. While there are still plenty of...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Puzzle Adventure Blockle
  • News We're Really Not Sure What Crayon Shin-Chan Gekiatsu! Is All About; But We Love It

    Sing and dance with Oden Man

    If you are lucky enough to live in Japan you will get to see TV commercials such as the one above for upcoming 3DS game Crayon Shin-Chan Gekiatsu! Oden wa Rudo Dai Konran!! which launches in Japan on the 30th November this year. The game itself appears to be a cartoony 2D platformer, which looks like fun. But we'd...

    • 3DS
    • Videos
    • Japan
  • News The Heavy Splatling Deco is Your Weekend Weapon in Splatoon 2

    Add some sparkle to your life

    Splatoon 2 is a pretty colourful game, but that doesn't mean a bit of extra sparkle would go amiss. The Heavy Splatling Deco may give you a little more pizzazz for your weekend splatting.  It'll arrive at the same time the Kelp Dome goes into rotation, which is September 15th (7PM PST / 10PM EST) / September...

    • Splatoon
    • Splatoon 2
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Meowth Is The Latest Pokémon To Get A Stuffing At Build-A-Bear Workshop

    That's right!

    Build-A-Bear's growing range of Pokémon plush toys now includes Team Rocket's mascot, Meowth. The cunning cat is available in a special online bundle which includes a teddy, a sound chip with six samples and two costumes - one of which is the iconic Team Rocket hoodie. And just like all the other 'mon sold by the retailer, you...

    • Pokemon
    • Build A Bear
    • Toys