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  • News Switch Port Specialist Saber Interactive To Reveal Multiple New Games At The Game Awards And 'Saber Showcase'

    Five games spread across two events

    We're so close to this year's Game Awards show and there are so many developers and publishers teasing their own announcements. Joining this already long list is the Nintendo Switch port specialist Saber Interactive - known for its work on games like The Witcher 3 and more recently World War Z on the hybrid...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Saber Interactive
  • News Inti Creates Announces Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 Physical Switch Release

    Game will also include "full English voiceover"

    Earlier this year in September, Inti Creates announced Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 for Nintendo Switch. It's a direct sequel to the first game and takes on the form of a "speedy and stylish" 2D action platformer. This upcoming release will be made available next month, and ahead of its...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games
  • News The Pokémon Legends Website Seems To Be Teasing Something...

    Help out your mate, Ball Guy

    The official Pokémon Legends: Arceus website seems to be teasing something related to Poké Balls. If you want to find out what it's all about, you'll need to help Ball Guy pick up all his balls (and some explode). If you're still not sure what's going on here, it seems The Pokémon Company is leading up to a possible...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random This Super Mario Bros. Game Hack Adds Chris Pratt's Voice

    "It's-a me...Chris Pratt!"

    Back in September, Nintendo surprised the internet when it announced Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World, Avengers: Endgame) would be the voice of Super Mario in the upcoming animated film by Illumination. It's become a bit of a meme at this point online, and now to take it one step further, an internet...

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    • Super Mario
    • NES

YesterdayWed, 8th Dec 2021

  • News Nintendo Switch Online Hit By Amazon Web Service Outages

    "We apologize for the inconvenience"

    Update [Wed 8th Dec, 2021 05:30 GMT]: According to Nintendo's customer support account on Twitter and network maintenance webpage, these issues have now been resolved: "The failure related to the Nintendo Switch network service in general, which occurred around 0:35 on December 8, has been recovered. We...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Amazon
  • News Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Movie Poster Revealed Ahead Of A First Look At The Game Awards

    Jim Carrey and Ben Schwartz to feature at a TGA 'World Premiere'

    Following on from recent news that Tails voice actor Colleen O'Shaughnessey will be once again voicing Miles Prower in the upcoming Sonic movie, the poster for sequel has been revealed, and it appropriately references another Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — some might say the real Sonic 2...

    • Sonic
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    • Sonic Movie 2
    • Movies
  • News Nintendo's Switch OLED Dock Can Now Be Purchased Separately

    Buy one today!

    Back when the Nintendo Switch OLED model was announced, Nintendo revealed the dock would be made available for purchase as a standalone item. It's compatible with the standard Nintendo Switch, but it does not include an HDMI cable, AC adapter or packaging. One other catch is it's not being made available at retail stores and is only...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch OLED
    • Nintendo
  • News Game Journalist Thinks The Next Zelda: BOTW 2 Reveal Is Likely To Be In 2022

    Believes a Game Awards appearance is perhaps too soon

    Over the past few weeks, some Nintendo fans on social media have convinced themselves that one "world premiere" we'll be getting at this year's Game Awards is tied to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel. It all stems from a tweet by the host and organiser Geoff Keighley - mentioning...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Metroid
  • News A New Smash Bros. Would Need A Smaller Roster, Admits Sakurai

    "I’ve been doing too much of the work myself"

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with its 'everyone is here' approach, concluded with an enormous roster and amount of content. It was already a huge game on release, but a DLC program that rolled out over the course of three years expanded it further, in addition to the various free updates and mode...

    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sakurai
  • Review Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX - All Monsters Go To Heaven In Tecmo's Cult Classic

    Breeding virtual monsters to fight for fun and profit

    Name the first classic game series that centres around collecting, training, and battling monsters against other trainers around the continent that comes into your head. No, we’re not talking about Pokémon — instead we’re looking at Monster Rancher, a series which started in 1997 on the...

    • Reviews
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  • News Sonic The Hedgehog's New Game Confirmed To Feature At The Game Awards

    Update: Blue Blur attendance confirmed for TGA 2021

    Update: A tweet from both the official Sonic Twitter account revealing the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie poster and another

    • Sonic
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  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Soulslike Games - Games To Play If You Like Dark Souls

    Git gud games

    When Dark Souls launched back in 2011, it ushered in a new era of lore-filled and inscrutable combat-focused games that gave players the freedom to follow their own path and play style, but steadfastly refused to 'go easy' on them. Every encounter in FromSoftware's series, no matter how minor, has the potential to end in tears; if you...

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  • News Yes, You Too Can Own A $1,000 Mai Shiranui 1/6 Scale Statue

    23.62 inches of winsome female ninja for your shelf

    Mai Shiranui is one of the most famous characters to emerge from SNK's Fatal Fury and King of Fighters series, for reasons we're still a bit fuzzy on, even after all these years. Perhaps it's her winning smile? Or that lovely, flowing hair? Maybe it's her boundless enthusiasm for the cooling...

    • SNK
    • Merchandise
  • News Arcade Paradise Will Play On Our '90s Nostalgia Next Spring

    Physical edition also confirmed

    We've written about Arcade Paradise a few times this year, and now publisher Wired Productions - along with developer Nosebleed Interactive - has released a new trailer and confirmed more details. For one thing it's due in Spring 2022, having at one point been planned for late this year. It's a game that leans...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Life Is Strange: True Colors - Visual Downgrades On Switch Can't Spoil A Superb Story

    I know how you feel

    It’s hard to believe that we’re now on the fourth Life is Strange game in just six years (fifth if you include the short introductory installment for Life is Strange 2). That’s a lot of content within a relatively short space of time, so there’s an undeniable danger of the series running out of steam. Thankfully, however,...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Namco's Groundbreaking Dragon Buster Is Coming To Switch This Week

    Joins the Arcade Archives range tomorrow

    Hamster has revealed that the next entry in its long-running Arcade Archives series is Namco's 1984 title Dragon Buster. Notable for being one of the first arcade games to fuse RPG elements with the ability to select your level based on a world map, Dragon Buster followed in the footsteps of Namco's...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Arcade Archives
  • News It's Official, Tails' Voice Actor Is Voicing The Character In Sonic's Second Movie

    "Taking my old pal Tails for another adventure"

    It's been a while since we got an update about the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie, but today we've got some exciting news. Tails' voice actor has been officially confirmed as Colleen O'Shaughnessey. The talent has already been voicing the character for many years and will now also be voicing him in...

    • Sonic
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Movies
  • Random Waluigi And Wario Get A Much Deserved Celebrity Endorsement

    They are beautiful

    As you're no doubt aware, Christina Aguilera has been giving Nintendo a bit of publicity recently, starring in a commercial with her family and talking about the topic in an interview with Elle (which admittedly got ignored in gaming circles for a good while). We learned that being famous can get you an early look at Pokémon...

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    • Wario
    • Waluigi
  • News Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Remakes Passed 6 Million Sales In Launch Week

    Seemingly matching Sword and Shield

    Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have been the tentpole Switch releases for the Holiday shopping season, with early sales data in countries like Japan and the UK pointing to positive results. Now it's been reported by Gamebiz.jp that the releases passed six million sales globally in their launch week,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Nintendo's Monthly Rewind Reminds Us Of November's Big Games And Updates

    It was a decent month, yes?

    For a good while Nintendo has been producing 'Monthly Rewind' videos in which a very energetic voice-over walks us through key releases and moments from the last month. The November iteration has arrived and serves as a reminder that it was a pretty notable month for the Switch (and mobile gets a mention too). Of course...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
  • News Astroneer Gets January Release Date, And Finally Adds Cute Animals To The Game

    Switch: The Final Frontier

    Astroneer is a brilliant little base-building space exploration game with literal hidden depths, as you explore the network of procedurally-generated caves beneath your base, and harvest minerals with your handy terraforming gun. Once you've managed to settle your home planet, it's time to build a rocket and blast off to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
  • News Among Us: Crewmate Edition Gets A New Pre-Holiday Release Date In North America

    For you physical collectors

    Among Us emerged as a smash hit in 2020 and has continued that momentum this year, with frequent updates and releases on more platforms - including Switch in late 2020, of course. Considering its humble origins it's had a rapid expansion of merchandise, too, and the first of the collector's physical editions is also...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Among Us
  • News Overpass: Rhythm Roadtrip Will Start Its Switch Journey In 2022

    A different take on the rhythm genre

    The Switch has a handful of excellent music rhythm games with various hooks and game styles that shake things up. Overpass: Rhythm Roadtrip - published by Quantum Astrophysicists Guild and developed by Studio Bean - is aiming to make its own mark on the genre, targeting a release on Switch and other platforms in...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Tuesday7th Dec 2021

  • Feature How One Small Company Is Making The Switch Joy-Con You Always Dreamed Of

    "There’s kind of something for everyone"

    If there's one aspect of Switch which has allowed players to truly make the console their own, it's the ability to chop-and-change the Joy-Con which ship with the system. Many different colour combinations are available thanks to the various packs Nintendo sells, and the company has even gotten into the...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Joy-Con
    • Accessories
  • Random Nintendo Has Already Let One Celebrity Play Pokémon Legends: Arceus

    Watching a family member play counts, right?

    In the lead-up to the holiday season, Nintendo has been getting celebrities to promote the Switch and its extensive library of games in brief commercials. So far, there have been actors like Neil Patrick Harris and Jessica Alba playing games like

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo
    • Random
  • Feature Our Verdict On Minecraft's Caves & Cliffs Update, Parts One And Two

    Ain't no mountain high, ain't no valley low

    After diving deep into the new Minecraft Caves and Cliffs Part II update (all the way down to Y-64), our resident Minecraft expert Kate Gray is ready to declare her verdict on the whole thing. Do new caves and cliffs make that much of a difference to a game that's all about caves and cliffs? Read on to...

    • Minecraft
    • Impressions
    • Features
    • Updates
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Ouch! Nintendo Hacker Gary Bowser Hit With Additional $10 Million Fine

    He's already $4.5 million down and facing possible jail time

    Remember Gary Bowser? He shares his name with Mario's greatest foe (and Nintendo of America's current president), but he's been something of an enemy of Nintendo in general over the past few years. Bowser is a member of Team Xecutor, one of the world's most "notorious videogame piracy...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hacking
    • Legal
    • Piracy
  • News Afterimage Is A Beautiful Hand-Drawn 'Metroidvania' Heading To Switch Next Year

    Here are some Nowimages

    There are a lot of 2D 'Metroidvanias' kicking around, but there's a reason for that - they're often enjoyable and the better entries in the genre can be top-notch experiences. Another that's heading to Switch in late 2022 is Afterimage, which is the work of developer Aurogon Shanghai. It has some extremely handsome...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Druddigon Makes Its Debut In Pokémon GO Today, Here's How To Get One

    Five-day event starts today

    Starting today, 7th December, Pokémon GO is hosting a new event called 'Dragonspiral Descent' which sees Druddigon appear in-game for the first time. A Dragon-type Pokémon that was first introduced in Pokémon Black and White on Nintendo DS, Druddigon has arrived as part of the ongoing Season of Heritage celebrations...

    • Pokemon
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    • Mobile
  • News Surprise! Nintendo Has Added A 'Most Played' Section To The Switch eShop

    Trending by play time

    If you've been on the Switch eShop recently, you might have noticed Nintendo has added a new section, where you can browse the 'most played' games. You'll find this within the 'featured' or 'discover' part of the eShop (depending on your region) - and it allows you to view games trending by play time "over the past two weeks":...

    • Switch eShop
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  • News You Have To See This Awesome Metroid Game Made Inside Game Builder Garage

    And you can play it, too!

    Nintendo's Game Builder Garage might not have taken off quite as much as the company would have hoped, but talented players are still busy creating some wonderful little games using the software's tech. A prime example of this, if you'll excuse the pun, is Metroid Attack!, a game created by the folks behind YouTube...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Metroid
  • News Nintendo Reveals The Top 15 Most-Downloaded Switch Games In November 2021 (Europe)

    The eShop's biggest games

    Nintendo has shared an updated list of Europe's most-downloaded Switch eShop games, revealing which titles were the most popular during November 2021. It's perhaps no surprise to see that the new Pokémon games have done the business this month, with both Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl claiming first and second spots...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Remakes Lack Online Matchmaking, So Players Have Taken Things Into Their Own Hands

    Here's a workaround for competitive matches

    Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are off to a pretty cracking start, lighting up the official charts and sparking some particularly noteworthy moments within the gaming community. As popular as the

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Mini Review WinBack: Covert Operations - Omega Force's Overlooked And Influential Cover Shooter

    WinBack, baby WinBack, that's where it's at

    It’d be easy to dismiss Winback without a second thought. Developed by Omega Force — nowadays famous for the long-running Dynasty Warriors series and associated Musou spin-offs/crossovers — and released for N64 back in 1999, it’s probably the least well-known of the Switch Online service’s...

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  • News Garfield Joins Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl "Later This Month" On Switch

    Coming on 9th December on other platforms

    Lasagne-lovin', Monday-hatin' orange cat Garfield has been confirmed as the latest edition to the Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl character roster. Arriving as a free update for anybody who bought the game, Garfield joins the likes of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Nigel Thornberry,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nickelodeon
  • News The Saucy Rail Shooter Gal Gun: Double Peace Arrives On Switch In March 2022

    "outrageously lewd"

    We've already seen quite a few Gal Gun games make their way across to the Nintendo Switch and next up will be the release of Gal Gun: Double Peace. This particular entry in the rails shooter/dating simulation series originally made its debut on the PS4, PS Vita and PC in 2015/16. The Switch release will arrive on 17th March next...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim On Switch Will Feature Brand New Bonus Content

    A bunch more armaments for the lucky 13

    Kaiju / mecha / high-schooler / side-scroller / visual novel / RTS fans are no doubt made up that 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is Switch-bound next year, and after hearing good things from our pals over at Push Square, we're excited to see what all the fuss is about. It seems that the Switch version will feature...

    • Atlus
    • SEGA
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video Our Thoughts On Animal Crossing: New Horizons, One Month Into The 2.0 Update

    An hour of Animal Crossing chat!

    It's been a month since Animal Crossing: New Horizons got that stonking big update, plus the double stonking Happy Home Paradise DLC that none of us could have predicted. When the game first came out, albeit in much weirder pandemic-beginning-times than the update, most of us were guz

    • Video
    • Animal Crossing
    • Impressions
  • News Crysis 2 & 3 Remastered Have Received Another Switch Patch, Here Are Full Details

    Update today

    If you've been playing Crysis 2 and 3 Remastered on the Nintendo Switch, you'll be pleased to know a new update is now available for both games. Crytek's community manager has shared all the details over on the game's subreddit. There are crash fixes, weapon fixes, art and rendering fixes, and much more - bumping the games up to...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Anniversary Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Turns Three Years Old Today

    And what a wild ride it's been

    Three years ago today, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launched worldwide on Nintendo Switch. And what a game it turned out to be, huh? With its constant character reveals, Nintendo Direct showcases, and internet memes aplenty, few games have had quite the impact on the gaming community that Ultimate has in recent times...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Anniversary
  • News Unlock A Special Mario Party Superstars Theme In Tetris 99 Later This Week

    Event begins on December 9th

    The year is almost over and to go out with bang Tetris 99 is this weekend hosting a party. Yes, later this week you'll be able to unlock a special Mario Party Superstars theme - based on the latest entry in the long-running multiplayer party series. "The Tetris 99 27th MAXIMUS CUP event runs from 11 p.m. PT on Dec. 9...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Tetris 99
    • Mario Party
  • News Art Of Balance Is The Next Nintendo Switch Online Trial (Europe)

    Can you beat 200 levels in a week?

    The Nintendo Switch Online free trials have served up a nice mix of Indie gems and occasionally some major retail titles. The next arrival in Europe is certainly in the first category, but could be an excellent option for some pre-Holiday unwinding. Shin'en Multimedia's Art of Balance will be available to EU...

    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Want To Be In A Ring Fit Commercial? You Can, If You're UK-Based

    Also you have to actually play Ring Fit

    Nintendo's been ramping up the adverts in preparation for the Christmas rush, but what about the post-Christmas "oh no, I ate too many mince pies" slim-down? Well, we have Ring Fit Adventure, of course, which is available again after that early pandemic rush. But the advert for "Buy Ring Fit To Work Off Those...

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  • News MONARK Gets A Snazzy Combat Trailer And Song

    With a rhyming villain bunny-thing

    MONARK is an intriguing RPG that arrives in February, getting attention initially for having a team including a number of former Shin Megami Tensei developers. It now has a flashy new trailer to showcase its combat along with a darn good tune (above). We'll be honest and say that, as entertaining as the video is,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo's Hosting An Online Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament, And Prizes Are Up For Grabs (Europe)

    Take part from home this weekend

    This weekend, Nintendo will be hosting Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's "biggest competition of the year", giving all players the chance to walk away with some very welcome prizes. The European Online Challenge will be taking place on Saturday 11th December, running from 1pm - 4pm UK time. Every fighter can participate,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Europe

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