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  • News Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Is The Next Free Trial For Nintendo Switch Online

    Free PoOT!

    Following on from DAEMON X MACHINA's free trial for Nintendo Switch Online members (which ended yesterday), Nintendo has announced that the next free trial will be Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town. From the 22nd September, subscribers to Nintendo's online service will have access to Story of Seasons: PoOT for free, and can then...

    • Story of Seasons
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Talking Point The Switch Is Following Nintendo's Successful Portable Playbook

    Slowed down, but familiar

    With the Nintendo Switch OLED model now just a couple of short weeks away, we're heading into the system's fifth Holiday season with three distinct 'tiers' in its hardware family. We've written previously about how each Switch iteration offers something different, in terms of features and price points, and how that stacks...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch OLED
  • News Fortnite's Latest Collaboration Is With Fancy Fashion House Balenciaga

    Buy the real baseball cap for just £295

    Epic, that plucky underdog that courageously fights corporations with even more billions of dollars in the bank, has confirmed another big-name collaboration for Fortnite. This time it isn't another notable game brand, or a Hollywood star, but rather a high fashion brand. Rolling out at 5pm Pacific / 8pm...

    • Fornite
    • Balenciaga
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Nintendo Shares Gorgeous Metroid Art That's Just Perfect For Your Phone Wallpaper

    Get 'em downloaded

    Metroid Dread is just weeks away from launching on Switch and everyone's getting a little too excited – okay, maybe not everyone, but we are so shush. It's probably pretty handy, then, that Nintendo's decided to drop a collection of gorgeous Metroid art for us to hoover up and use as we see fit. Yes, in a Twitter thread today,...

    • Metroid
    • Random
  • News Here's Our First Look At Pokémon Trading Card Game Live, Coming "Soon"

    "Are you ready for a fresh challenge?"

    The Pokémon Company has shared a quick teaser video for Pokémon Trading Card Game Live, a new app set to launch "soon". Seemingly serving as a new take on Pokémon TGC Online, this new app will let players enjoy matches anywhere, anytime on mobile and desktop. The trailer shows off some of the customisation...

    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Apple's iPhone 13 Pro Max Has A Larger Battery Capacity Than The Nintendo Switch

    Power in your pocket

    Apple has just announced its shiny new fondle-slabs for 2021, and amid the raft of yearly oh-so-slight improvements, larger battery capacity is one of the big enhancements across the entire iPhone 13 range. On average, the battery size has jumped 13 percent compared to last year's models, which means we're getting closer to the...

    • Random
    • Apple
    • iPhone
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News THQ Nordic Celebrates Its Anniversary With A Bunch Of Switch eShop Discounts

    SpongeBob, Darksiders, Destroy All Humans and more

    Last week THQ Nordic celebrated its 10th anniversary, culminating in a showcase event and the announcement of another SpongeBob game for Switch; it also unveiled a batch of eShop discounts for the NA and EU stores that are running up to 29th September. It's a decent mix of old and new titles, from...

    • Switch eShop
    • Deals
  • News Super Arcade Football Launches On Switch Today, And It's Currently Half Price

    Arcade footie for a fiver

    Nintendo Switch is being treated to a new arcade football game today, complete with a launch discount that makes the deal even sweeter. Super Arcade Football, developed by OutOfTheBit, lets up to four players enjoy a couch co-op kickabout. You can take on the computer in a single-player mode, too, and match modifiers let...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News LOVE 3 Brings Reductive Retro Platforming To Switch

    Custom spawns this December

    Screenwave Media Games and Mokuzai Studios have announced that the third entry in the challenging retro platformer LOVE franchise will launch on Switch on December 7th. The cunningly titled LOVE 3 will include every level from LOVE, LOVE 2: kuso, and a remastered version of the original game, just in case you've missed...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Death's Gambit Brings Its Hardcore RPG Action To Switch In Expanded 'Afterlife' Edition

    The Souls-like gets new weapons, bosses and more

    Launching next week on Switch is Death's Gambit: Afterlife, an expanded version of the original 2018 release that'll bring new content to Nintendo's platform. The game has you playing as Death's right hand as you explore the unforgiving surroundings of Siradon. You'll need to use a variety of weapons...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pre-Order Pokémon Legends: Arceus At Amazon UK To Get A SteelBook And Poké Ball Replica

    The best pre-order bonus yet?

    If you're wanting to get your hands on a Pokémon Legends: Arceus pre-order ahead of the game's upcoming release, you might want to consider this new bundle from Amazon UK. The retailer has updated its listing of the game to include a SteelBook case and a special Poké Ball replica based upon the ancient ball design...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
    • UK
  • News Channel 4 Is Resurrecting GamesMaster, The UK's Most Popular Video Game TV Show

    Update: It's official, coming to E4 later this year

    Update #2: Channel 4 has finally confirmed reports that it is rebooting the classic UK video game-based TV show, GamesMaster (thanks, Eurogamer). The show will initially premiere on E4's YouTube later this year and will be followed by a televised run on E4, Channel 4's youth-focused channel. The...

    • Retro
    • UK
  • News Legendary Street Fighter II Artist Mick McGinty Has Passed Away

    Also worked on Streets of Rage and Shining Force artwork

    Mick McGinty, the man behind the iconic SNES Street Fighter II cover artwork, has died. McGinty was an immensely talented artist, as is evidenced by the impressive collection of work on his personal site, but for gamers of the '90s, his output will be almost synonymous with video game covers...

    • Street Fighter
    • Mick McGinty
    • Capcom
    • Art
  • Random These Mario And Luigi Cosplays Are So Good, Even Mario Himself Is Impressed

    You'll want the sound on for this

    They certainly look the part, but wait until you hear them... If you've ever been to a gaming expo or Comic Con-style event, you'll probably have noticed that Nintendo fans really bring it when it comes to cosplay. We've seen some great efforts over the years, and joining that list today are these fans who brought...

    • Super Mario
    • Cosplay
    • Random

YesterdaySun, 19th Sep 2021

  • Random This Nintendo Switch UI Redesign Makes The Home Menu And eShop Look Like Apple's iOS

    Folders, transparent menus, curved edges and more

    Update [Sun 19th Sep, 2021 11:00 BST]: The same Reddit user 'porcorousseauu' has now taken feedback on board and revised their Switch UI redesigns. Here are the results: Original story [Tue 7th Sep, 2021 01:30 BST]: Since the arrival of the Switch, users have been calling for Nintendo to enhance...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Random
  • Random Waluigi "Invites Himself" To Super Smash Bros. In This Emotional Fan-Made Trailer

    A real tear-jerker

    Believe it or not, but there's now just one slot left to fill in the second Fighters Pass for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The game's director Masahiro Sakurai has also reiterated how this really will be the last character to join the battle. While it's still unclear who exactly the final fighter will be, there are obviously a lot...

    • Random
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Waluigi
    • Mods
  • Random Luigi Has Been Found Inside The Dreamcast Prototype Of Sega GT

    L is real!

    Over the course of the '90s, Sega and Nintendo were obviously direct competitors - we've seen this documented in texts like the 'Console Wars' by Blake J. Harris. Despite this, it seems there was some rather incredibly weird stuff going on behind the scenes at one of these video game companies - so weird actually, that it was "borrowing"...

    • Random
    • Luigi
    • Sega
    • Dreamcast
    • Retro
  • Feature How Accessible Are Zelda, Pokémon And Animal Crossing For Blind Gamers?

    Top Nintendo Switch games evaluated for players with vision loss

    When it comes to accessibility options in video games, some companies have been quicker than others to acknowledge the need and introduce basic features into their games. While progress has been made over the past few years, there's still much room for improvement and even the most...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessibility
    • Zelda
    • Super Mario
  • Review Kitaria Fables - A Delightfully Cute, Fantasy Life-Style RPG Adventure

    One for the grinders

    It's been seven years since Level-5's toylike RPG masterpiece Fantasy Life came to the 3DS in the West, and like addicts seeking our next hit we've been searching for something that replicates that feeling ever since. Between games like Ni No Kuni (also Level-5) and cutesy Rune Factory-likes such as Littlewood, we've come...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo's Global Marketing Campaign For Metroid Dread Continues

    This billboard was spotted in Mexico!

    The release of Metroid Dread is fast approaching and it seems it's not just Japan that's getting behind MercurySteam's upcoming Nintendo Switch release. Over in Mexico - a large billboard has been spotted, and it's got some fans of the famous intergalactic bounty hunter in a state of disbelief. Again, this is...

    • Metroid
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Upcoming Releases
    • North America
  • News Baldo Gets A Second Switch Hotfix, Resolves All "Known" Bugs And Glitches

    But players still seem to be encountering issues

    Baldo: The Guardian Owls got off to a rough start when it arrived on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms. We ended up delaying our review and waiting until a hotfix was released. Unfortunately, even after the first patch - we still encountered quite a lot of problems. The Italian...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Guide Kitaria Fables - How To Make Money, Find Materials, And Complete Quests

    Plus tips & tricks for beginners to late-game players

    Kitaria Fables is here, and we loved it — but it can be quite tricky to learn the ropes, especially when every upgrade costs tons of cash, and your pockets are perpetually empty. Or, perhaps, you've got all the money you need, but no idea where to find some of the required materials. We can...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch

Saturday18th Sep 2021

  • Hardware Review Can You Really "Make Your Own Switch Pro" With This $100 Dongle?

    We go hands-on with the Marseille mClassic

    The debate about the existence of a 'Switch Pro' rages on, with reports suggesting it would be announced this year seemingly being disproven by the arrival of the more modest Switch OLED Model. However, the promise of 4K gaming has clearly struck a chord with the general public, and in an effort to fill the

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware Review
    • GameCube
    • Switch Pro
  • News Nintendo's Switch OLED Model Makes Its First Public Appearance In Japan

    Launching worldwide October 8th

    We're just over halfway through September and that means we're getting closer to the Switch OLED's release on October 8th. We've seen trailers from Nintendo, read "hands-on" first impressions from the media about it and now we've got a first look at the device in the wild. As highlighted by our friends at VGC, the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch OLED
    • Japan
  • News Undertale's 6th Anniversary Broadcast Locks In A Release Date For Deltarune Chapter 2

    Update: Out now (and free) on PC, but Switch owners will have to wait

    Update [Sat 18th Sep, 2021 02:00 BST]: Deltarune Chapter 2 is now available on PC. It seems Nintendo Switch owners will have to wait a little bit longer. On the plus side, creator Toby Fox has confirmed the second chapter has been released for free: Original article [Thu 16th...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Toby Fox
  • Feature 30 Years Of Sonic The Hedgehog - The Many Faces Of Mario's Biggest Rival

    The personal recap of the fastest thing alive

    Over the last three decades, many types of Sonic fan have emerged and evolved. The type of fan you are often depends on where you jumped aboard the platforming franchise. You've got your 2D purists, your handheld advocates, your 3D defenders, your Werehog worriers, your people who say the 8-bit games...

    • Features
    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Poll
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (September 18th)

    Got gaming plans?

    Another busy week in the world of Nintendo has flown by. We've seen the return of a famed arcade racing series, a price 'adjustment' for Switch in Europe, the 20th anniversary of a treasured console, and a surprise Switch firmware update that included a much-requested feature:

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Sonic And Balan Wonderworld Creator Yuji Naka Is Now Making Smartphone Games

    Retirement can wait

    One of the most underwhelming releases in 2021 has been Balan Wonderworld - by Sonic the Hedgehog creator, Yuji Naka. This title reportedly had the potential to trigger epileptic seizures, was accused of featuring a

    • Yuji Naka
    • Industry
  • News Pre-Order Mario Party Superstars From My Nintendo And Get Some Free Goodies (UK)

    Existing orders will be upgraded

    Metroid Dread isn't the only first-party Nintendo title arriving in the month of October. At the very end of it is the launch of Mario Party Superstars - first announced in June this year during Nintendo's E3 Direct. If you are planning on adding a physical copy of the game to your Switch library and happen to be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Mario
    • My Nintendo
  • Review Active Life Outdoor Challenge / Family Trainer - Fit Enough For Purpose

    Wii think we've seen this before

    There used to be a time during the Wii era where you couldn't move for fitness games. The enormous success of Wii Fit led to a steady stream of imitators, from well-known established publishers all the way down to the shovelware merchants looking to cash in on the latest fad. One of the more unique offerings was...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Mario Kart Tour Teases New Event Ahead Of Its 2nd Year Anniversary Next Week

    Start your engines

    The Sydney tour has almost come to an end in Mario Kart Tour, and next up is a very special event to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the mobile racer. Yes, that's right - MKT is almost two years old and Nintendo is planning on an eight-city race. Here's the promo artwork, which shows off previous character unlocks and some...

    • Mario Kart
    • Mario Kart Tour
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Mobile

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