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  • Video Square Enix Discusses The Response To Project Octopath Traveler

    Still no name, though

    Late last year, Square Enix released a demo for an upcoming traditional JRPG called Project Octopath Traveler, and it was met with plenty of positive reception. The full release is being worked on by the team behind the Bravely Default games, and much of that quality seems to be showing through in this new project, with some...

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    Review Lost Sphear

    Lost and found

    By this point in time, JRPGs have come quite a long way since their humble beginnings, and it seems like every new release is trying to find a way to reinvent the wheel once more with a flashy new battle system or premise. Even so, there’s a certain kind of charm to the relative simplicity of early JRPGs, and that’s what Tokyo RPG...

  • News Epic Games Is Interested in Bringing Fortnite To The Nintendo Switch

    A storm is brewing?

    One of the biggest games in competitive gaming right now is Fortnite, a PUBG inspired multiplayer shooter that emphasizes every man for himself. It has a rapidly rising playerbase and plenty of traction on Twitch, with ports of the version available on every major platform except the Switch. However, if recent comments are to be...

  • News Flinthook Swings Onto the Switch Digitally and Physically in 2018

    A different kind of Space Pirate

    The Switch has had no shortage of excellent indie games in the last year, fueled in no small part by the convenience offered by the portability of the console. More often than not, indie games are much shorter than AAA games, but that just makes them that much more suited to a console that can be played on the go in...

  • News Dead Cells Is Coming to the Switch Later This Year

    Die trying!

    The Metroidvania and Roguelike genres are two of the most popular among indie developers these days, so it’s not surprising to see that there’s several developers working to mix these two together in interesting ways. One notable example of this is Dead Cells, a previously PC-only game that combines these genres with a Dark...

  • News Miitomo Meets Its End On 9th May

    *sad trumpet*

    When Nintendo announced that it would be bringing games to mobile devices, the industry was awash with excitement over the potential franchises that we would soon be seeing in app form. It was a rather odd move, then, when Nintendo announced that its first game would be the social app Miitomo. Sort of a social network, sort of a game,...

  • News Check Out Nintendo's Original Headquarters

    Back when they were still paying loans to Tom Nook

    Though Nintendo has existed as a game company since the 80’s—still one of the longest standing institutions in the game industry—it’s actually been around in various other forms since 1889. In the nearly 100 years between then and its start as a game company, dabbled with taxis, love hotels,...

  • News Rollercoaster Tycoon Could Be Coming To The Switch

    But there's a catch

    Atari is a name synonymous with video games, and though the company may have famously imploded and nearly taken the whole industry with it back in the early 80’s, it somehow managed to still stick around as a software manufacturer. One of the most successful brands in Atari’s portfolio is the Rollercoaster Tycoon series, a...

  • News Freedom Planet On The Wii U Just Got A Sizable Update

    The Wii U is sure to bounce back now

    At this point in time, Nintendo has cleanly put the Wii U behind it, and most developers have followed it in abandoning ship. Apart from those few indie studios that made promises long ago to bring their games to the Wii U, the console is all but dead. Still, every now and then, there’s some notable activity...

  • News Cross Platform Parties Are Coming To Rocket League This Year

    Getting the band together

    Rocket League coming to the Switch was a huge win for Nintendo, with a multiplayer focus that paired perfectly with the Switch’s on-the-go mentality. The inclusion of cross-platform play was a great boon, too, as it allowed new Switch users to connect with the massive fanbase that has existed on other platforms since the...

  • News Former Metroid Prime Developer Reflects On Cut Content From The Trilogy

    "We were even going to have the ability to play as a Space Pirate"

    The announcement of Metroid Prime 4 was one of the most surprising reveals at E3, and though the game is nothing more than a logo at the moment, it’s still exciting that Nintendo is choosing to continue one of its most critically acclaimed series. The Metroid Prime trilogy was a...

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    Review Vesta

    Hey! Listen!

    The Legend Of Zelda is one of those series that has had an immeasurable impact on gaming as a whole, yet no copycats have yet managed to quite hit the heights of the famous series. Every now and then, however, you come across one of those games that just gets it. Enter Vesta, a quirky sci-fi puzzler starring a girl and her big robot...

  • News Enter The Gungeon Just Received A New Update

    Bringing that sweet, sweet stability

    One of the better co-op games to launch on the Switch eShop late last year was that of Enter the Gungeon, a roguelike shooter in the vein of The Binding of Isaac that’s quite obsessed with guns and bullets. Though it’s been a popular release, it’s been well documented that the Switch version hasn’t been...

  • News Space Dave! Lands on the Switch eShop on 25th January

    Woah

    One of the most delightfully strange experiences that you could find on the Wii U was that of Woah Dave!, a Mario Bros.-like arcade game with nearly endless replay value. Though that game would be a perfect fit for the Switch, developer Choice Provisions has ensured that its sequel, Space Dave!, will be coming to the platform next week. Unlike...

  • Buyers Guide Where To Buy Nintendo Labo Kits

    Get 'em while they're hot

    Although we’ve still got a few months to go until Nintendo Labo is on store shelves, fans are already clamoring to have the toy in their hands. There will be two kits initially available for Labo, one for Project Giant Robot and one with a variety of minigames and Labo constructs. If you head on over to Amazon, both of...

  • News Reggie On The Future Of Nintendo Labo Regarding Third Parties

    This is only the beginning

    Nintendo Labo is an unprecedented idea for the company, yet one that makes perfect sense given how Nintendo has always been one to march to the beat of its own drum. Though two kits were revealed in the initial announcement for Labo, it seems that this is a long term initiative that the company will continue revisiting in...

  • News Nintendo Confirms It Won't Be Freely Supplying Extra Cardboard Replacements For Labo

    Update: Better look after your original ones

    Update: Following on from post earlier in the day, Nintendo has since clarified its stance on additional cardboard design patterns. IGN France, which originally reported the support for such a long-term feature, reports that Nintendo won't be proving additional cardboard patterns for those that wreck the...

  • News Double Dragon Is Coming To The Switch This Week

    Better late than never

    By this point in time, HAMSTER’s Arcade Archives line of games must make up about half the Switch eShop. The company has been remarkably consistent in releasing new games on a regular basis, and no doubt helps to tide over retro fans still waiting for a Virtual Console of some sort to arrive on the Switch. Though many of the...

  • News Dark Souls: Remastered Won’t Feature Cross-Platform Play

    I feel hollow...

    There had been rumblings for quite some time that Dark Souls would be arriving on the Switch in some form, but it still came as a pleasant surprise when the Nintendo Direct Mini confirmed the existence of Dark Souls: Remastered. This will mark the first time that the brutal action series makes an appearance on a Nintendo platform,...

  • News Splatoon 2 Version 2.2.0 Is Now Live

    Nerfs and buffs galore

    Splatoon 2 has come a long way since its launch last July, with a near-constant barrage of new weapons, stages, modes, and balancing updates ensuring that the game stays fresh and relevant in the following months. Carrying on in this tradition, Nintendo recently put out update 2.2.0, which makes a large number of changes and...

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    Review 60 Seconds!

    Dropping the bomb

    The survival genre is one that’s seen a bit of a resurgence in recent years, with a new wave of indies leading the charge. One wouldn’t think that a game intentionally designed to be difficult would be much fun, but there’s certainly plenty of satisfaction to be found in overcoming the odds and managing to eke out a victory...

  • News Super Chariot Arrives On The Switch Later This Year

    Drop dead awesome

    One of the better co-op games to grace the Wii U was that of Chariot, a bizarre platformer that saw you playing as a princess and her fiancé as they lug her father’s corpse through a cave system. The colorful graphics and enjoyable gameplay were definitely highlights, and naturally the co-op focus of the game seemed to make it a...

  • Rumour Another 2D Metroid Has Begun Development

    Yes, please

    E3 2017 was amazing for many reasons, one of which is that this was finally the year that Metroid made a comeback. After the bombshell announcement that Metroid Prime 4 is on its way to the Switch, it was also announced that Metroid: Samus Returns would be coming out in the fall. If recent rumblings are to be believed, then, it would...

  • News Nintendo Kicks Off A Big Sale on the North American 3DS eShop

    What a doozy

    With today’s Nintendo Direct going a long way toward filling out the Switch’s lineup for 2018, it’s easy to forget about the 3DS, a console which is slowly but surely fading into the background. Still, the handheld has amassed quite an impressive library of titles over its long run, with a pedigree that will probably still take...