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  • News 'The Zelda Effect' Causes Game Sales To Drop This May (Europe)

    Sales are down 17% compared to last year

    GSD, via GamesIndustry.biz, has shared the latest sales data for the video game market across Europe in May 2024, and it looks to have been a quiet month. So quiet, in fact, that the entire top ten failed to sell as many copies as May 2023's highly-anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Charts
    • Europe
  • UK Charts Elden Ring Can't Topple EA Sports FC 24 As Euro 2024 Is In Full Swing

    Goaaaaaarn, you Tarnished

    The latest UK charts are in, and would you believe it, EA Sports FC 24 is once again back on top as the Euro 2024 group stages get in full swing. This means that Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Edition will have to settle for the silver medal this week for its debut, with the likes of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door,...

    • UK Charts
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
  • News Gimmick! 2 Devs Issue Apology To Game's Original Creator

    Time Extension Tomomi Sakai was surprised by the sequel's announcement

    Bitwave Games has issued an apology to Gimmick's creator, director, and designer Tomomi Sakai for not connecting with him prior to the announcement of its sequel, Gimmick! 2. Clear River Games, Sunsoft, and Bitwave Games announced the sequel during the Limited Run Games Showcase last week for...

    • News
    • Gimmick
    • NES
  • News Estimated File Sizes For Donkey Kong Country Returns HD And Mario & Luigi: Brothership Revealed

    Time to clear space..?

    Pre-orders for Donkey Kong Country Returns HD and Mario & Luigi: Brothership have gone live via the Japanese eShop, confirming the estimated file sizes for each game. Donkey Country Country Returns is coming in at 9.0GB, while Mario & Luigi: Brothership is slightly larger at 10.0GB. We're admittedly slightly surprised...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Retailer GAME Reportedly Ending In-Store Sales Of Physical Games And Hardware

    Update: Report "categorically not true", says GAME

    Update [Mon 24th Jun, 2024 12:45 BST]: GAME has provided a comment to Eurogamer to state that the report from Gfinity eSports is not true, stating that it will continue to support the physical gaming market. "This reporting is categorically not true. GAME continues to support the physical gaming...

    • UK
    • Game
    • Retail
    • Business
  • News Leaker 'Pyoro' Locks Account After Claiming Their Source Works For Nintendo

    "I didn't know they would include my responses in their report"

    Nintendo Direct information leaker 'Pyoro', who has been connected to multiple accurate Nintendo-related leaks over the last year, has apparently locked their Twitter account. This comes following the publication of a story by Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier where the leaker stated...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Leaks
    • Rumours
  • Anniversary Is Tetris Really 40 This Year?

    Time Extension Update: Henk Rogers clarifies the situation

    You may have seen a few sites reporting earlier this month that the world-famous puzzler Tetris has turned 40 years old this year – you may also have noticed that we weren't one of them. The Russian-made game is one of the most famous brands in the industry, and the fact that it has reached such a ripe...

    • Tetris
    • Anniversaries

YesterdaySun, 23rd Jun 2024

  • Talking Point Could Another Nintendo Series Take Over The 'Traditional' Zelda Template?

    The next Link in the chain

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Nathan considers the two-forks Zelda conundrum and wonders if another Nintendo series might take on the old-school Zelda mantle... Perhaps the most surprising...

    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Poll
    • Nintendo
    • Zelda
  • News Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Return In A New Roguelike Action Game Next Month

    Cowabunga, dude!

    At Nintendo's Indie World showcase in April, publisher and developer Super Evil Megacorp announced it would be releasing the roguelike action title Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Splintered Fate on the Switch in July. As we get closer to next month, it's now been confirmed this former Apple Arcade exclusive will be launching on 17th...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • TMNT
  • News The Legend Of Zelda: Echoes Of Wisdom Estimated Switch File Size Revealed

    Launching on Switch this September

    Nintendo has shared some key details about the new top-down Zelda game (starring the Princess herself), but there's still a lot of information that hasn't been revealed just yet. Fortunately, one small detail we've now got is the game's file size - revealing just how much space you'll need on your Switch if you're...

    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Some Of The "Original Developers" Are Working On Mario & Luigi: Brothership

    But Nintendo won't reveal the development team

    Nintendo this week announced a brand new Mario & Luigi RPG, officially titled Mario & Luigi: Brothership. Like a lot of the company's new releases nowadays, it wasn't ready to reveal the team behind this Switch project, but we've now got a small update on this. Game File's Stephen Totilo asked...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario & Luigi
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • AlphaDream
  • Poll Box Art Brawl - Duel: Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

    Primed for battle

    Hello everyone, and welcome back to another edition of Box Art Brawl! Before we get cracking with this week's battle, let's see how things panned out last time. We looked at Turok 2: Seeds of Evil for the N64 and golly gosh, was it a close one. It seemed many of you weren't too keen on either design, but ultimately, it was the...

    • Features
    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Wii
    • Metroid
  • The Making Of Worms, The Bedroom-Coded Classic That Spawned A Million-Selling Series

    Time Extension "I was worried about losing control of it"

    For Worms creator Andy Davidson, his love of gaming started when he would play his Atari 2600 and Nintendo Game & Watch. It wasn’t long until he received his first computer, a Commodore 64, which led to a passion for developing his own games. “It’s in my blood,” Davidson tells us. “Video...

    • Features
    • The Making Of
    • Worms
    • Amiga
  • News Sega Won't Be Airing A 'Sonic Central' Broadcast This Month

    Sonic turned 33 this week

    Sega has been hosting a special broadcast titled 'Sonic Central' around the time of the blue blur's birthday since 2021, but this year the anniversary celebrations are a little different. Sonic brand social media and community manager Katie Chrzanowski explained during a surprise live stream this week how a Sonic Central...

    • Sonic
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • SEGA
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Movies

Saturday22nd Jun 2024

  • Soapbox 'Switch 2' Is Nintendo's Chance To Adopt The PC Feature It's Desperate To Take For A Spin

    No need to reinvent the wheel

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Francisco considers a little Joy-Con addition that could help set the upcoming "Switch successor" apart... Nintendo can’t resist an enticing hardware innovation...

    • Soapbox
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Zelda 'Tears Of The Kingdom' Figma Prototype Unveiled, Here's A First Look

    Ganondorf full colour reveal, too

    It's been an incredibly exciting week for Princess Zelda, with Nintendo announcing she'll be starring in her own game 'The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom' this September. Now, to top it off, we've got our very first look at her figma prototype based on her character in Tears of the Kingdom. This reveal was part...

    • Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Good Smile Company
    • Gallery
  • News Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection Update 3 Out Now On Switch, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Fixes, improvements and more

    Aspyr's Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection had a bumpy launch in March but has since received a few major updates including all sorts of fixes. This brings us to the latest third update. Update 3 not only comes with server stability improvements and fixes but also some Switch-specific updates to saving and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Star Wars
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News New Nintendo Nendoroids Revealed At Smile Fest 2024

    Kirby, Pikmin and more

    As part of the SmileFest 2024 celebrations this week, there have been some new Nintendo and video game-themed Nendoroids (in general) revealed. The latest batch includes characters from series such as Kirby, Pikmin and even Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. First up we have the Bulborb from the Pikmin series. This enemy...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Good Smile Company
    • Nendoroids
    • Kirby
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (22nd June)

    Getting primed

    Summer's here, everyone! Except if you're in the Southern Hemisphere, in which case, Winter's here, everyone! After a quiet month or so, it's been a busy week in Nintendo land thanks to the June Direct which delivered above and beyond what many of us expected to see three months into Switch's eighth year, with its successor waiting...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing

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