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  • News Super Mario Odyssey Has Already Cleared 2 Million Sales

    "You're my super star!"

    It’s pretty safe to say that Nintendo had a strong strategy with the Switch this year, bookending it with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, both of which have been universally well received critically. Though Super Mario Odyssey has only been out for a few days at this point, it was a foregone...

  • News Atlus Unveils The Alliance Alive Launch Edition for the Americas

    Hang in there, Europe

    One of the most prolific third-party developers on the 3DS is Atlus, which has released dozens of RPGs on the console over its long life. Though it’s expected that Atlus will begin shifting its attention to the Switch in the coming months and years, there’s still some things to look forward to on the 3DS from the company,...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Moon Hunters

    Fly me to the moon

    With each passing day the Switch cements itself ever more as the home of some fantastic and unique indie games, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Carrying on in this tradition is Moon Hunters, a successfully funded Kickstarter project that promises a roguelike co-op RPG experience with a high amount of replayability. It...

  • News Reggie on GameCube Controller Support on the Switch

    It was a surprise to everyone

    One of the surprise inclusions of the recent 4.0 update to the Switch’s firmware was the inclusion of GameCube controller support, or rather, support for third party accessories which extended to the GameCube adapter for the Wii U. Fans were wondering whether this was Nintendo laying the groundwork for some exciting...

  • News Nintendo Switch OS Version 4.0.1 Is Now Available

    Just in time for Super Mario Odyssey

    It came as a bit of a surprise when Nintendo put out the 4.0 update for the Switch, adding in neat extra features like eShop pre-loading and video capture. Still, there’s plenty left to be addressed in the system’s OS, and it seems that Nintendo’s really swinging for the fences here, as it has put out a...

  • News Miyamoto on Bringing Back the “Old” Style of Mario, Exploring New Art Styles

    "We’re at almost like a turning point"

    With Super Mario Odyssey due to come out in just a matter of hours, fans are quite eager to see what Nintendo’s modern interpretation of the old 3D Mario formula will look like. The 2D Mario games, on the other hand, are a bit of a mystery. It seems like Nintendo is done with the divisive “New”...

  • News Mutant Mudds Collection Will Support Video Capture

    The first of many

    One of the biggest features of the new Switch system update was that of the new video capture feature, which allows you to record footage from the last thirty seconds of gameplay. It’s a welcome addition, one that will no doubt get plenty of use on social media, though it is rather limited in scope right now; supporting only four...

  • News Snake Pass Is Half Off on the North American eShop

    Get it before it's gone!

    One of the standout releases of the early Switch library was that of Snake Pass, the 3D platformer starring a cute snake. It may not be to everyone’s tastes, but Snake Pass is certainly a unique experience, yet due to the massive influx of quality games to the eShop over the last few months, it’s likely been pushed down...

  • News NPD Says SNES Mini Was the Highest Selling Console in September

    Switch came in second

    It wasn’t a surprise that the SNES Mini had such a massive launch; sales of the NES Mini and pre-orders indicated that there was a lot of interest. Even so, its sales were going to be anybody’s guess, due to Nintendo’s history of struggling to keep up with high demand. While the console was still tough to find at launch,...

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    Wii U eShop

    Review Hive Jump

    It stings

    By this point in time Nintendo has cleanly put the Wii U in the rearview mirror; virtually all support has transferred over to the Switch from both first- and third-parties, and few are looking back. Even so, some games are still trickling out on the Wii U eShop; one such release is Hive Jump. Though Hive Jump presents some interesting...

  • News Super Meat Boy Releases on Switch This Year

    Digital release this year, physical likely next year

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

  • Video Check Out These New Mini Games in Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2

    Spooky

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

  • News ARMS Version 3.2 Is Now Live

    Badges! Replays! Evil Spring Man!

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

  • Rumour Keymailer Lists Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for the Switch

    Wouldn't that be something?

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

  • News Cat Quest Tentatively Positioned for a November Launch

    A "Mew Game Mode" is coming too

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

  • News Niantic CEO on the Near Future of Pokémon GO

    Gen III Pokémon might not be far off

    A little while back, dataminers uncovered information in a new update to Pokémon GO that suggested the impending release of the Hoenn region Pokémon in the game, though nothing has yet come of it. Pokémon GO has continued to evolve and change gradually over time, although it’s been a while since the game...

  • News Slime-San Will Be Getting its Free Expansion in the Next Two Months

    Also, a demo is on the way

    One of the standout games on the Switch eShop is that of Slime-San, the quirky platformer that stars a big green blob stuck inside a giant worm. It was a great game at launch, full of content, which made it all the more exciting when the developers announced that a sizable expansion would be adding a brand new story...

  • News Injustice 2 Director on the Possibility of Bringing the Game to Switch

    Or maybe Mortal Kombat...

    Those of you that had a Wii U in the first year of its release will no doubt remember the decent third party support that it received, and one of the big games it got was Injustice: Gods Among Us, the DC fighter from the studio that produces Mortal Kombat. Though NetherRealm understandably opted out of bringing Mortal...

  • News LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 on Switch Will Be Exactly the Same Version as Other Platforms

    No compromises here

    The Nintendo Switch sits in an interesting place in the broader console race; though it isn’t nearly as powerful as its competitors, the portable nature of it adds a whole new kind of appeal that sets it wholly apart. Even so, it’s more or less become expected that any major AAA games that make it to the device will be making...

  • News Splatoon 2 Version 1.4.0 Is Now Live

    What a doozy

    Nintendo has been very good about its post release support of Splatoon 2, regularly invigorating the game with fresh content, Splatfests, and balancing patches that make the competitive side that much fairer. The latest of these patches just recently went live, and now Nintendo has published the full patch notes. What’s immediately...

  • News Here Are the Key Lessons that Nintendo Learned from the Wii U

    Hopefully those mistakes won't be repeated

    Nintendo was riding high with when the Wii was on the market, but as the Wii U showed, all that momentum can be quickly lost if it’s not handled properly. Though the Switch has been making great strides towards restoring faith in the company’s image, it’s still important that Nintendo stays mindful of...

  • News The Mummy Demastered Comes Out on 24th October

    Just in time for Halloween

    One of the many promising indie games that we have to look forward to on the Switch is that of The Mummy Demastered, a slick Metroidvania game based on the ill-fated Hollywood reboot. Not a whole lot has been shown off about this game, but based off of the footage that has been shown and the knowledge that WayForward is...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Picross S

    The S is for 'Safe'

    One of the constant presences on the 3DS eShop was that of the Picross e IP, the latest in a long running puzzle series. With close to ten releases on the 3DS eShop (including a few fun spin-offs) there were certainly plenty of entries for one console, though some releases were really more like DLC packs than fully-fledged...

  • News Sonic Forces Producer Discusses the Breadth of Content Available

    "Nobody should be worried that they’re getting less content"

    After the overwhelmingly positive release of Sonic Mania, the impending release of Sonic Forces is still a big question mark. Pre-release demo impressions haven’t all been glowing and there’s still lots of uncertainty over whether SEGA has finally cracked the 3D Sonic formula that...