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    Switch eShop

    Review Yooka-Laylee

    A rare game

    In a post-Super Mario Odyssey world, the bar has been set even higher for 3D platformers. How, then, can a game like Yooka-Laylee stack up - a game so firmly focused on the past rather than the future? Though it may not quite hit the heights of some contemporaries, Yooka-Laylee still stands as a fantastic modern take on 3D platforming...

  • News Splatoon 2 Is Getting a New Map Tomorrow

    A perfect companion to Clam Blitz

    Splatoon 2 got a big new update yesterday that adds in a brand new game mode, but Nintendo certainly isn't slowing down with bringing new content to the game. Tomorrow, the company will be adding in a new map, though this one is a bit of a throwback. Splatoon 2’s Japanese Twitter account just revealed that the...

  • Video Mega Man 11’s Art Director Explains the New Look

    Better than 8 bit spritework?

    Capcom took the industry by surprise with its announcement of Mega Man 11, the continuation of the classic run ‘n’ gun series. Though it appears that it will adhere quite closely to the beloved template that all its predecessors used, the new art style has divided opinion with its 2.5D style. It’ll still be quite...

  • News Splatoon 2’s Clam Blitz Update Is Now Live

    Along with a slew of other changes

    A few weeks ago, we received the news that Splatoon 2 would be receiving a fairly sizable expansion that would be adding in new cosmetic options, weapons, and a full game mode that would be added in to the competitive play cycle. The first half of this new content was added shortly after the announcement, and now...

  • News Reggie on Mario, Zelda, and Splatoon Sales Performance on the Switch

    Wow

    Today Nintendo announced that the Switch has cleared 10 million units sold worldwide; no small feat for the new hardware. Of course, the Switch wouldn’t have sold half as much as that if it’s software lineup wasn’t so appealing, and Reggie Fils-Aime recently shared some information on the sales performance stats of Nintendo’s biggest...

  • News The Detective Pikachu Movie Has Received a Release Date

    Let’s see how this works out

    Last week, we received the news that Ryan Reynolds would be voicing the starring role of Detective Pikachu in the upcoming movie. Following on from previous news, it seems that the film has more or less filled out its cast and is nearing the production phase of development. To back this up, word has recently broken...

  • 18

    3DS

    Review River City: Rival Showdown

    Come get some!

    Following on from last year’s River City: Tokyo Rumble, Natsume is taking the rough ‘n’ tumble Kunio-Kun out for another spin in a follow up action game. River City: Rival Showdown largely follows the same beats as its predecessor, but refines many of its ideas down into a tighter and more enjoyable experience. Though it still...

  • News The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Game of the Year at The Game Awards

    Not much of a surprise there

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the most critically acclaimed games ever, let alone this year, so it was a foregone conclusion that it’d be scooping up plenty Game of the Year awards at years’ end. Then Super Mario Odyssey came out and received similar acclaim, making it a tough pick between two of...

  • Rumour Scribblenauts Showdown Spotted on Taiwanese Ratings Board

    Hmmmm…

    Scribblenauts is a franchise that has been popular on Nintendo systems since the days of the Nintendo DS, though it hasn’t gotten a new entry in a number of years after failing to meet sales expectations. After the development studio, 5th Cell, had significant layoffs and Warner Brothers cancelled it’s then-upcoming Scribblenauts game,...

  • News Ryan Reynolds Will Provide the Voice of Detective Pikachu

    Super effective?

    Production on the upcoming live-action Detective Pikachu movie has been progressing at a slow and steady rate, but the actor behind the titular role has been kept tightly under wraps until now. The running joke on the internet was that Danny DeVito should be the one, but it would of course be fascinating to see who would be picked...

  • News WayForward Reveals a New Trailer for its Next Shantae Expansion

    Assemble the team

    Shantae: Half-Genie Hero was a remarkable game on release, though it did feel like it was a bit on the short side. Fortunately, WayForward addressed this with some plans to expand the game in new and interesting ways. A few months ago, the game received a DLC campaign starring Risky Boots, Shantae’s nemesis. Featuring remixed...

  • News The Switch is Getting its First Game Boy Advance Port Soon

    Hopefully a sign of things to come?

    As of yet, Nintendo has yet to announce any plans for the Virtual Console on the Switch, making the chances of it ever appearing narrower by the day. Given that the Classic microconsoles are still in production and there’s a Netflix-like NES game collection that’ll come out with the online service next year,...

  • News Resident Evil Nearly Got its Start on the SNES

    Whaaa?

    Resident Evil is arguably the most prominent horror franchise in existence, spanning several consoles over a few generations, starting on the PlayStation. Though the series has taken some very different directions with all its spin-offs and sequels, the original still stands as a classic that is revered by many, even if it hasn’t aged all...

  • 12

    Switch eShop

    Review Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today

    It's anything but dead

    Point-and-click adventure games are something of a rarity nowadays, but they still have their fans and there’s certainly a gap in the Switch eShop library for that niche. Fictiorama Studios’ Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today aims to fill in that gap, providing players with a dark sci-fi story that depicts the fall...

  • News 80’s Overdrive Comes to North America on 14th December

    A little earlier for Europe

    Some of you may remember 80’s Overdrive, an Out Run-esque racer set for release on the 3DS. Though it was announced over a year ago, the developers were suspiciously quiet for much of that time, leaving many fans to wonder whether the title would be seeing a release at all. Then in September, the silence was broken and...

  • News Nintendo Reveals the Ages of Pearl and Marina

    Welp…

    After Callie and Marie played the part of the hosts of Splatoon, they moved into a different role in Splatoon 2, leaving the space open for two new stars. Pearl and Marina, the two members of “Off the Hook”, were the ones to replace them, and have since picked up the roles of announcing stages and Splatfests. Naturally, internet fandom...

  • News ARMS Version 4.1 Is Now Available

    More than meets the eye

    A couple of weeks ago, ARMS got a massive update to version 4.0 which, among other things, added in the new fighter, Misango. Not ones to rest on their laurels, the development team has since been hard at work on a smaller update that would bring a wealth of smaller, yet still important changes and tweaks that would improve...

  • News Super Mario Cereal Has Shown Up in Target’s Online Inventory

    Update: It's real!

    Update: It's real! But only for the US at present. Boo. Original story: Yesterday saw the arrival of an odd rumour that Nintendo is producing a Super Mario themed cereal in partnership with Kellogg’s, with each box containing an NFC chip that has amiibo functionality. Though the evidence for it was a little shaky, it was an...

  • News Fire Emblem Heroes Version 2.0 Is Available for Download

    What an overhaul

    Fire Emblem Heroes turned out to be a surprisingly good adaptation of the core Fire Emblem gameplay, and Intelligent Systems has been doing a fantastic job of keeping the game updated with regular bouts of new content and heroes in the months since launch. All of those content updates have been leading up to today’s, though, as...

  • 20

    Switch eShop

    Review Koi DX

    Belly up

    The Nintendo Switch has enjoyed one of the most exceptional launch years for any console, going from strength to strength with its software and building up plenty of hype. Even so, it’s inevitable that not every game on the eShop is going to turn out great, and Koi DX is a perfect example of this. What we have here is essentially a...

  • 43

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...