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  • Community Found A Great Switch Game We Didn't Review? We Want To Know

    Highlight a 'hidden gem' with a shoutout

    With the busy month of September coming to an end, publishers are shadow-dropping great-looking games on Switch eShop even in these closing days. Dropsy is the latest one, a point-and-click adventure coming hot on the tail of the most anticipated point-and-click adventure of the last decade or more, and from...

    • Community
    • Reader Recommendations
    • Features
    • Switch eShop
  • Anniversary Dragon Quest V Is 30 Years Old Today

    The best Dragon Quest?

    One of the Super Famicom's most-celebrated RPGs turns 30 today in Japan. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride was the series' first game on the 16-bit console, and even today, Dragon Quest V is fondly remembered, despite the game not receiving an official Western release until its 2009 DS port. The Super Famicom (or...

    • Anniversary
    • SNES
    • Retro
    • Dragon Quest
    • Square Enix
  • News First 4 Figures Expands Kirby Range With Two King Dedede Statues, Pre-Orders Open

    Can our wallets enter mouthful mode for this?

    Known for its range of appealing yet eye-wateringly expensive collectables, First 4 Figures is setting about expanding its Kirby range with two new King Dedede statues (thanks, Nintendo Everything!). Coming in either classic or masked appearance, the figures are available as both Standard ($509.99) and...

    • Kirby
    • Merchandise
    • First 4 Figures
  • News First-Person Horror Game 'Charon's Staircase' Ascends Onto Switch In October

    Update: Release date officially announced

    Update [Tue 27th Sep, 2022 16:00 BST]: SOEDESCO has today revealed that Charon's Staircase will be ready and waiting on Switch to accompany you on your Halloween weekend. The game will launch on 28th October — both physically and digitally. We've got a few brand new screenshots of the upcoming...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pre-Orders For Good Smile's Metroid Dread Samus Aran Figma Are Now Live

    Coming late 2023

    After teasing its reveal for the best part of 2022, Good Smile Company has now finally unveiled the much-anticipated 'Samus Aran: DREAD ver.' online, with pre-orders now available (thanks Nintendo Soup!) Modelled on Samus' appearance in MecurySteam's Metroid Dread, the figure is highly posable and comes with all of the added...

    • Metroid
    • Merchandise
  • News Taiwanese-Developed Action RPG Xuan Yuan Sword 7 Arrives On Switch In 2023

    The long-standing series makes its Nintendo debut

    Softstar Entertainment and DOMO Studio's Xuan Yuan Sword 7 will be coming to Switch next year. eastasiasoft announced that the 2020 action RPG — which saw PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports in 2021 — will be coming to Nintendo's console in 2023 (thanks, Gematsu!). The Xuan Yuan Sword series,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokémon Center's Very Big, Very Round Spheal Plushie Is Now Available In America

    Update: The big boi is ready to be bought

    Update [Tue 27th Sep, 2022 12:45 BST]: Folks, it's official — the big ol' Spheal plush which was previously exclusive to Japan is now available in America! The company revealed via the official @Pokemon Twitter that the much-admired Spheal plushie can now be purchased on the Pokémon Center US store for a...

    • Pokemon
    • Merchandise
    • North America
  • News Tunic Aesthetics And Ratchet & Clank Action Meet In 'Trifox', Out On Switch Next Month

    How do you out-fox a fox with a gun?

    Belgian developer Glowfish Entertainment's debut game Trifox rides in on the bushy tail of Tunic's Switch arrival to ask a key question: what if your fox protagonist had explosives — or magic, or a giant hammer for that matter? The answer can be found when the game releases on Switch on October 13th,a full day...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Indie
  • News Nintendo Shares "Thank You" Message And End Credits For Dragalia Lost

    On the game's fourth anniversary

    Nintendo and Cygames' mobile RPG Dragalia Lost officially closes its doors on 30th November, and with the main story now over and services gradually being reduced, the Big N has shared a message thanking players for their support of the popular mobile game. On the game's fourth anniversary — today — Nintendo...

    • Nintendo
    • Dragalia Lost
    • Mobile
  • News Retro Top-Down Shooter 'Splatter Zombiecalypse Now' Takes Zombies Into Film Noir

    You should've gone for the head

    Following in the slipstream of HBO's The Last of Us trailer, Splatter Zombiecalypse Now makes it quite the 24 hours for zombie news. Unlike Ellie and Joel's foray into the realms of live action, however, this Untold Tales / Dreamworlds collaboration does have a release date, as the zombie-hunting rampage begins on...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News You Can Now Play NES Games On The Analogue Pocket

    SNES functionality also recently made available

    Here's something for retro gaming fans to celebrate this morning — thanks to Adam Gastineau, you can now play NES games on your Analogue Pocket. This tiny little handheld device can already play a number of retro handheld games with FPGA accuracy, and now you can add the 8-bit Nintendo console to...

    • NES
    • Hardware
    • Retro
    • Analogue Pocket
  • News You Can Now Add Splatoon 3 Widgets To Android And iOS Home Screens

    Stay fresh with this cool new feature

    Nintendo has added a cool new feature to the Switch Online mobile application - allowing users to add Splatoon 3 widgets to their phone's main menus. To access these new features, you'll need to have the app downloaded on your device of choice and be logged in with your Nintendo Network ID. Be sure to also...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 3
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News Pokémon Unite's Next Batch Of Playable Pokémon Revealed In New Datamine

    Spoilers ahead

    The Pokémon Unite roster is set to expand with a public test website for the game confirming Clefable, Zoroark and Sableye will all be "available to play" in a future update. There's been no major announcement about these Pokémon just yet, but a dataminer has revealed some of the game's artwork for each of these monsters (below)...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Pokemon
    • Datamine
  • News Smash-Style Indie Brawler Slap City Gets A Surprise Release On Switch eShop

    Featuring new characters and online crossplay

    Nintendo Switch is home to all sorts of brawlers and if the existing lineup of offerings wasn't already enough, Ludosity (the same team behind Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl) has today released Slap City. Slap City is an indie-themed platform fighter featuring characters like Ittle Dew and Ultra Fishbunjin...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indies
  • News Capcom Fighting Collection Receives A Free QoL Update, Out Now For Switch

    Viewable hitboxes, new gem colours and more!

    Update [Tue 27th Sep, 2022 02:30 BST]: This update is now live for the Capcom Fighting Collection. You can see the full patch notes over on Capcom's official website. There are even some Switch-specific fixes in there! Original article [Thu 22nd Sep, 2022 04:55 BST]: The official Street

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Capcom
    • Updates
  • News Nintendo Introduces Two New Fire Emblem Engage Characters

    Meet the twins

    The tactical RPG series Fire Emblem is returning early next year on the Switch with the new game Fire Emblem Engage. In the lead-up to its release, Intelligent Systems and Nintendo have been slowly sharing more footage and information about the characters and gameplay in this new entry. The latest news drop focuses on the new monk...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Fire Emblem

YesterdayMon, 26th Sep 2022

  • News Team Gear Wins Splatoon 3's Deserted Island Splatfest

    Update: Team Fun lead at the Halftime Report

    Update [Mon 26th Sep, 2022 09:45 BST]: The winner of the first proper Splatfest for Splatoon 3 is Shiver's Team Gear! At the time of writing this, Team Gear also received the highest number of votes in our poll — 54% of you sided with Deep Cut's blue idol. That means Shiver has won two Splatfests so...

    • Poll
    • Splatoon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 3
  • Talking Point Which Zelda Game Should You Play First?

    Where should you start if you're new to The Legend?

    The announcement of a solid release date for BOTW2 The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom marked the beginning of a new, more intense phase of enthusiasm for one of the most anticipated sequels of the decade. Sure, a new Zelda game is always big news, but when it's a follow-up to one of the most...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Poll
    • Zelda
  • News Tactics Ogre: Reborn Producer: "We Didn't Think About Making It HD-2D"

    A classic reborn

    One of the most exciting games amidst Square Enix's huge slate of releases over the next six months is Tactics Ogre: Reborn, an enhanced version of the PSP version of Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, the classic Super Famicom strategy RPG. And given Square Enix's recent retro visual style in HD-2D, many were disappointed this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • Review Hokko Life - An Animal Crossing-Like That Lacks Charm And Originality

    Horsing about on island life

    In recent times, life sims and 'wholesome' gaming have taken almost every platform by storm, and now developer Wonderscope Games presents Hokko Life, a colourful community simulator encouraging you to take life at your own pace. This intriguing animal-filled life sim echoes one of Nintendo's most popular titles but...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video Get A Closer Look At Splatoon 3's Upcoming amiibo

    Smallfry, he's our guy

    Ever since their first reveal during Splatoon 3's dedicated August Direct, we have been eagerly awaiting news of the Splatland's newest amiibo. Then, last week, things began to shift when an online listing seemed to suggest that the three interactive figures could be

    • Video
    • Splatoon 3
    • Splatoon
    • amiibo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Kirby Gets An Elden Ring Makeover In This Detailed Crossover Art

    Consider us felled

    There are a whole horde of things that you never want to come across in Elden Ring: a teleport trap just as you discover a new area, a pack of wolves falling from the sky when you are low on Crimson Tears, an oncoming attack from Kirby in a full suit of armou- wait, what? That's right folks, in a crossover that you never knew you...

    • Random
    • Art
    • Kirby
  • UK Charts Mario Kart 8 Gains Ground As Splatoon 3 Continues To Dominate

    Nintendo's racer aims for gold

    Splatoon 3 continues its dominance in the UK market (physically, at least) thanks to the latest charts data. The multiplayer sequel comes in at number one again, but right on its heels is none other than Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Originally released back in April 2017 - over five years ago now - Nintendo's kart racer has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • UK Charts
    • UK
    • Splatoon
  • Random A Look Into The Birthplace Of Banjo-Kazooie Developer Rare Ltd

    Or 'Ultimate Play the Game', as it used to be known

    As that weird android from Ridley Scott's Prometheus once said: "big things come from small beginnings". Or was that Lawrence of Arabia..? Anyway... It's a quote that can be attributed to the creation of many of our favourite game developers, but is perhaps most valid when describing the early days...

    • Random
    • Rare
    • Ultimate Play the Game
  • News NieR: Automata Anime Will Not Follow The Game's Story, Says Director

    'I brought up the idea of changing things around'

    It was way back in February of this year that we learnt NieR: Automata would be getting its own anime series. As a sword-swinging action JRPG set in a dystopian future, this decision made a lot of sense. After seven long months of silence on the project, however, this weekend's Aniplex Online Fest...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Anime
  • News A Mysterious New Silent Hill Game Has Been Rated In Korea

    Could it be..? That town..?

    Rumours of a Silent Hill revival from Konami have been doing the rounds for quite some time now and it looks like it's all-but-confirmed thanks to a new rating from The Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea (cheers, Gematsu). Titled, Silent Hill: The Short Message, the rating comes from UNIANA, a company that...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Korea
  • News How Many '80s References Can You Spot In This Upcoming, Nostalgic Point-And-Click?

    Out on Switch in the spookiest month

    It's almost Spooky Season, and what better kind of game to curl up with than a cosy little point-and-click that'll have you yearning for the '80s and also lets you solve a murder? Epic Llama's Unusual Findings aims to do both of those things with its retro pixel style and immaculate '80s vibes. Headbands,...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Pokémon Art Experience Is Coming To Manchester Next Month (UK)

    Smeargle would be happy

    The Pokémon Company has revealed that it will be taking over the Trafford Centre in Manchester next month! From 17th October to 13th November — just five days before Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's release — 'Pokémon Art Through the Ages' will let kids (and adults) learn about different art techniques. During the...

    • Pokemon
    • UK
  • News E3 Returns On June 13th, 2023 With A Vision "To Reunite The Industry"

    Will have separate 'business' and 'gamer' days

    Back in July, it was confirmed that, following some uncertain years, E3 2023 would definitely be happening, and now we know the exact dates of the show: Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th June 2023. The once-annual event is now being run by ReedPop, which is behind other popular events such as PAX East and...

    • E3
    • E3 2023
    • Industry
    • Video Games
    • Nintendo
  • News Absurd Point-And-Click Adventure 'Dropsy' Drops On Switch Later This Week

    Clowning about

    Publisher Devolver Digital has announced that point-and-click adventure game Dropsy will be heading to the Switch very soon on September 29th. Original released on Windows, OS X, and Linux back in 2015, Dropsy is an "open-world" point-and-click title that stars Dropsy the Clown as the titular character in a story that "harnesses...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Ubisoft Unveils Two Adorable Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Figurines

    Each comes with a code for an in-game weapon skin

    In the run up to the launch of Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope on October 20th, Ubisoft has unveiled two new 'Ubicollectible' figurines based on the game. Depicting the Rabbids versions of Mario and Peach respectively, each will come with a code for an in-game weapon skin. We should also mention...

    • Ubisoft
    • Merch
    • Mario
    • Rabbids
  • News Netflix Is Bringing Back 'Onimusha' As An Anime Helmed By Takashi Miike

    Breaking the three-year Onimusha silence

    As part of its TUDUM showcase, Netflix has announced that an Onimusha anime series is in the works and has revealed a number of first-look images via a tweet from their Anime account. According to Eurogamer, the show will utilise a '3DCG' character art style with hand-drawn backgrounds. Such an approach has...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Anime
  • News Prepare For Cozy Gaming Season With Hand-Drawn Adventure 'A Winding Path'

    Sketches an October release date

    Coming from indie developer Three Eyed Games, A Winding Path will see you thrown into a fantasy world in which the rain has ceased to fall, the rivers are drying up and the crops are failing — sounds pleasant, right? Fortunately, this monochrome adventure is all about putting this world right, and publisher Flynn's...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Indie

Sunday25th Sep 2022

  • News Stardew Valley Creator Shares Update On Version 1.6 Release

    It's coming "when it's ready"

    Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone's lifestyle-farming simulation Stardew Valley is getting a 1.6 update in the future. In June, he revealed how it would focus on modding and also add in some "new content". So, what's the latest? Don't worry - it's still on the way. In response to a fan's question on social media asking about...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Random This Super Mario Maker 2 Fan Spent Seven Years Crafting 'Super Mario Bros. 5'

    An unofficial project featuring 40 courses across 8 worlds

    Nintendo has officially ended support for Super Mario Maker 2, but there's still a passionate fanbase out there taking the game to the next level. One player, in particular, who never left the latest entry was Nintendo fan and Twitter user @MetroidMike64. This talented individual has gone...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Maker
  • News No Man Sky's 4.0 Update Will Be "Fully Focused" On The Nintendo Switch Launch

    And "delivering that technical mini miracle"

    One of the many titles coming to the Nintendo Switch next month is the ambitious space epic No Man's Sky. The release of the game lines up with the 4.0 update, and if you're wondering what else might be included, it seems the Switch version is "the focus" of this next game update. Hello Games' founder...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Anime-Style 3D-2D Shoot 'Em Up Angelian Trigger Locks In A Switch Release

    Take note, Space Harrier fans

    The Nintendo Switch is already home to a lot of retro and modern shoot 'em up games, and if you're hungry for more - you'll want to be on the lookout for Angelian Trigger, arriving on the hybrid system in 2023. This anime and Space Harrier-style game by PiXEL will feature a unique 3D-2D style of gameplay with both...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Shmup
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel - Star Fox Adventures

    “Meanwhile, in a lost corner of the Lylat System...”

    Hi everyone; welcome to another edition of 'Box Art Brawl'! We hope you've all had a fun and productive week since our last battle. Last time, we took a look at a GameCube classic with Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life to celebrate the recent announcement of its remake, Story of Seasons: A...

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    • Star Fox
    • Rare
    • GameCube
  • Back Page 8 Completely Real 'Life Simulators' That We Want To See On Switch

    Reporting live from MUGS

    In the magazine business, the Back Page is where you'd find all the weird goofs that we couldn't fit in anywhere else. Some may call it "filler"; we prefer "a whole page to make terrible jokes that are tangentially related to the content of the mag". We don't have pages on the internet, but we still love terrible jokes —...

    • Back Page
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Oxenfree II For Nintendo Switch Has Been Delayed Until 2023

    "Thank you for your patience"

    Back in April last year, an Indie World presentation went out with a bang - revealing Oxenfree II: Lost Signals for the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, it seems the same title has been delayed again. In an update on social media, developer Night School Studio said it needed some more time to make the game "truly...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indies

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