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TodayThu, 2nd Dec 2021

  • Talking Point Great Game, Poor Performance - When Does A Bad Frame Rate Not Really Matter?

    Shh, don't tell Digital Foundry

    It seems that no game release is safe nowadays without frame rate graphs and resolutions being counted. That is fair enough, as games should ship in a competent and playable condition, but it's easy to forget that we're often spoiled in this modern gaming era. We gasp if gameplay regularly dips below 30fps, and with...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Put Musk And Branson In Their Place When Spaceflight Simulator Takes Off On Switch

    Boasting "scientifically accurate rocket physics"

    Ever wanted to build your own space rocket, set off for Mars and leave this planet for good? Well, soon you'll be able to (pretend to) do just that, as Spaceflight Simulator is headed to Nintendo Switch. The game, developed by Stefo Mai Morojna, has players putting together their very own space...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Pokémon Evolutions - Watch All Episodes Here

    Update: Episode 5 now live!

    Update: Episode five of the Pokémon Evolutions animated series is now available to watch online. You can catch all live episodes below. Original Article: Pokémon Evolutions – a new animated series that'll air completely free in its entirety on YouTube – has now begun. Below, we'll share each of the series' eight...

    • Pokemon
    • Anime
    • Video
  • News Reggie Fils-Aimé To Lead "Blank Check Company” Focused On Gaming And Digital Media

    Designed to support and help companies to go public

    Reggie Fils-Aimé recently hosted and chaired a livestream roundtable to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Xbox, which was interesting not only as an insight into the era of its original launch, but to see what some former gaming executives are doing now. Fils-Aimé, for his part, has remained...

    • Industry
    • Reggie
  • News Pokémon GO And Pikmin Bloom's Next Community Days Fall On The Same Day

    Get those walking shoes ready

    We hope you're ready for some serious exercise – and that you have a good battery pack or two ready – because both Pokémon GO and Pikmin Bloom are set to kick off their next Community Day events on the very same day, the 18th December. All the details you could possibly need on Pokémon GO's event have already...

    • Pokemon
    • Pikmin
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon GO
  • Nintendo Download 2nd December (Europe)

    Big Brain Academy! Disney Magical World! Clockwork Aquario

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail eShop - New Releases: Asterix &...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Nintendo Download 2nd December (North America)

    Big Brain Academy! Disney Magical World 2! The Kids We Were!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - Highlights: Big Brain...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Japanese Charts Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Remakes Stay Top, And They're Selling Faster Than Sword And Shield

    Not a bad launch, then

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 28th November, revealing that Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are still leading the pack by a supremely comfortable margin. In their second week on sale, the two games shifted another 355,046 physical copies in Pokémon's home region of Japan. That...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Tsareena Is The Next Character To Join Pokémon Unite

    Here's your first look

    The Pokémon Company has announced that Tsareena will be the next Pokémon to join the roster in Pokémon Unite, the free-to-play MOBA available on both Nintendo Switch and smartphones. The new character, a Grass-type Pokémon that was first introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon on Nintendo 3DS, will arrive in-game on 9th...

    • Switch eShop
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Updates
  • News Qualcomm Unveils Switch-Style Device Targeting "The Future Of Portable Gaming"

    An emphasis on fancy specs and high-end streaming

    In the portable gaming space we have Nintendo with the hugely popular Switch, powered by the ageing but competent NVIDIA Tegra X1, then we have increasingly powerful mobiles and tablets. There are a range of other portable devices that are smaller in scale but promoting powerful technology and...

    • Qualcomm
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Snapdragon G3X
  • News Nintendo Games Are About To Get Cheaper In Russia, Customers Also Offered Extended Warranties

    Joy-Con, consoles and more to be protected for two years

    Nintendo Russia has announced two major changes to its operations this week, with game prices set to be reduced and extended hardware warranties being offered to customers. The first announcement comes from the company's official website, where Nintendo states that prices for its own games...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Russia
  • News 36 Designs From Original Stitch's Pokémon Shirts Range Are Being Retired, Now's Your Last Chance

    Designs to be replaced this month

    If you've been eyeing up Original Stitch's Pokémon Shirts but haven't gotten around to claiming your favourite, you might want to check out this list of designs that are soon being retired. 36 of the range's Kanto designs are being scrapped and discontinued from 15th December, with new, revised designs for each of...

    • Pokemon
    • Merchandise
  • News Modernised 'Panda' GameCube Controller Hits Kickstarter, Instantly Smashes Goal

    More than 5,500 people have already backed the project

    The GameCube controller is one of the most popular controller designs ever released, so much so that Nintendo still releases special edition pads for Smash players to this day. Unlike Xbox and PlayStation's iconic controllers, though, the GameCube's has never been truly updated or refined to...

    • GameCube
    • Hardware
    • Kickstarter
  • News Digimon Survive Has Been Rated For Switch, Hopefully Putting An End To The Delays

    ESRB warns of poop attacks

    Fans have had to be very patient when it comes to Digimon Survive. Originally planned to launch in 2019, but then delayed to 2020, 2021, and then the most recent delay to 2022, it's certainly been a long time comin

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hori Is Releasing A Pokémon Legends: Arceus Split Pad Pro For Nintendo Switch

    And some other themed accessories

    Believe it or not, but the release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus is next month on the Nintendo Switch. Ahead of the game's launch, accessory company HORI has announced a variety of themed accessories. The highlight of the lot is the Switch Split Pad Pro ($59.99 USD) - which can be used with the standard and OLED...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Hori
    • Accessories
  • News Marvel's Shang-Chi Star Simu Liu Will Be A Presenter At The Game Awards 2021

    A fellow Canadian joins Geoff

    Next week The Game Awards is taking place, and in the lead-up, event organiser and host Geoff Keighley has been hyping the event on social media. If you weren't already excited about Metroid Dread being up for a game of the year nomination or Sting making an appearance (no, not that one), perhaps you're more of a fan...

    • The Game Awards
    • Marvel
  • News Pokémon's Diamond And Pearl Remakes Have Been Updated To Version 1.1.2

    Here are the full details

    Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on the Nintendo Switch have now been updated to Version 1.1.2. According to the patch notes, it fixes some issues that would prevent players from progressing under certain circumstances and also resolves some other issues for a "more pleasant gameplay" experience. Here are the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Updates
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 13.0.1 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Metroid Dread amiibo support and more...

    Nintendo announced Version 13.0.1 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would be arriving at some point this week, and it's now available. Although DLC fighter support has officially come to an end, there's still some exciting stuff included in this latest update. There are several fixes and game balance adjustments...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Updates
  • News Nintendo Has Updated Its Switch Online App To Version 1.14.0, See What's Included

    Minor adjustments and more

    While there have been no noticeable updates to the Switch Online service in recent times, Nintendo did release a new system firmware update yesterday - improving the stability of the Switch and enhancing the overall user experience. Now, to top it off, it's also released a new update for its Online App for both Android...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Mobile
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YesterdayWed, 1st Dec 2021

  • News Nintendo Switch System Update 13.2.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Super stable

    After some rather exciting firmware updates like Bluetooth Audio support, dock updates, and the release of the 'Expansion Pack' tier for the NSO, Version 13.2.0 focuses on stability improvements and enhancing the overall user experience. Here are the full patch notes, courtesy of Nintendo's official support page: Ver. 13.2.0...

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  • News A Speedrunner Has Already Beat Pokémon Shining Pearl In Just 23 Minutes

    Update: The time keeps tumbling down

    Update: Incredibly, Werster has managed to knock down that world record time even further, posting a new video showcasing a complete run that took just 23 minutes and 13 seconds (down from the 33-minute attempt we shared previously). You can see that new run above, and more info on the speedrun can be found in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Speedruns
    • Glitches
  • Gallery Here's What Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Looks Like With Raytracing

    Zelda Skyrim?

    Breath of the Wild is a gorgeous game, right? Well, it's about to get even gorgeouser. We might even say gorgeousest. With the use of just two mods, one to add a raytracing reshade and another to add "infinite tree LOD" (level of detail), Breath of the Wild can look like this: To explain what on earth raytracing and

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  • News Pokémon Unite Wins Google Play's Best Game Of 2021 Award

    And 'Best Competitive', too

    Pokémon Unite, TiMi Studio's MOBA-infused take on the hit franchise available on mobile and Switch, has been named 'Best Game' at Google Play's 2021 awards. The 'Best of 2021' awards are a "celebration of apps and games that made positive contributions to culture this year," and the full results of Google's picks have...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
  • Guide The Game Awards 2021: Where And When To Watch The Game Awards

    Will we get to see BOTW 2?

    We know a few things about Geoff Keighley's pet project, The Game Awards, already — like the fact it'll be an in-person event, with a musical performance by Sting, and an exciting world premiere that's been in

    • Guides
    • The Game Awards
  • News Metroid Dread Developer MercurySteam Announces Its Next Game, Codenamed "Project Iron"

    "a third person action RPG set in a dark fantasy world"

    If you've been wondering what the developer MercurySteam is up to now that Metroid Dread is available on the Nintendo Switch, it appears it's already got a brand-new game in the works. The Spanish-based studio is teaming up with Digital Bros and its publishing division 505 Games for a new...

    • Industry
    • MercurySteam
  • News Five Switch Publishers Team Up For Huge eShop Sale, 15 Switch OLEDs Also Being Given Away

    Get discounts as high as 90%

    Remember QubicGames' wonderful Christmas 2019 event, when the publisher gave away ten of its games to anyone who owned any of its titles? Well, this year the studio's back, and it's brought some friends along for the ride. In a slightly different setup, this year's event sees eShop titles from QubicGames, Untold Tales,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Shantae And The Seven Sirens Has Received A Free “Spectacular Superstar” Update

    Out now!

    Update [Wed 1st Dec, 2021 02:00 GMT]: The update for Shantae and the Seven Sirens has arrived. WayForward has released a small trailer alongside it. And you can learn more over on the official game website. Original story [Wed 17th Nov, 2021 02:00 GMT]: Well, here's a nice surprise, Shantae's latest adventure - Shantae and the Seve

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Review Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain - A Fun-Filled, Budget-Friendly Party Plaything

    This is big brain time

    Nintendo is far from alone in its pursuit of games – or applications if you prefer – that are designed to give that cauliflower-looking organ within your skull a good thrashing, but the company has often done better with that software than most. Now we have the Big Brain Academy series (which began life on Nintendo DS in...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Talking Point Mario Kart 7 And Its Infamous Course Skip Are Now 10 Years Old

    One of the earliest Nintendo game updates we can remember

    We're in a gaming era of plentiful patches, where it's common for games to get frequent updates starting on day one. There are some rare releases even today that receive either no updates or very few — unless there are frequent DLC additions — and one of Nintendo's selling points is its...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • 3DS
    • Mario Kart
    • Anniversary
  • Mini Review Beyond A Steel Sky - A Nostalgic Return To Adventure Gaming's Golden Age

    Cat hair moustache?

    The first golden age of the point-and-click adventure was brief. Just moments after Lucasfilm Games graduated from the kindergarten clunk of Maniac Mansion, The Dig was in its Spielberg-endorsed grave. That was 1987 to 1995. Everyone agrees the early '90s were where it was at – even those who wrongly preferred Sierra Online...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Sorry Folks, Fall Guys For Nintendo Switch Won't Be Released This Year

    More details will be shared in 2022

    We're nearly at the end of the year, and by now if a certain game hasn't shown up on the Nintendo Switch it's probably not going to make 2021. With this in mind, Fall Guys by Mediatonic won't be arriving this year. After being delayed in May the UK-based developer has now provided another update in a new post...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News GTA Trilogy's Physical Edition For Switch Has Been Delayed, Will Now Arrive In "Early 2022"

    Can you wait a little bit longer?

    If you've been holding out for the physical release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition for the Nintendo Switch, unfortunately, it's been delayed until next year. The hard copy was due to launch on Nintendo's hybrid system on 7th December, and has now been pushed back to "early 2022". No...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Grand Theft Auto
  • News 'Special Edition' Metroid Dread Report Gives Hints, Tips And Strategies

    Volume 11, if you're counting

    Prior to the launch of Metroid Dread we rather enjoyed the multiple 'Reports' that were shared by Nintendo and the development team at MercurySteam. They shared all sorts of lore, history lessons and sneak peaks of the game, but with Dread having now been out for about 6 weeks a 'Special Edition' report has been...

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    • Metroid Dread
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random This Accidental "Cursed" Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Mod Turns Everything Into A Nightmare

    BOTW's Hyrule has a Dark World, too

    We've all had that moment where we're messing around with a game's files, and we accidentally turn the world into a strange, wrong-coloured nightmare, where all the trees are screaming and the sky is as black as a void, right? No? Ah, you're missing out. Postposterous — whose video about Link's sunburn we...

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    • Nintendo
    • Mods
    • Random
  • Video Here's 10 Minutes Of NeuroNet: Mendax Proxy, A New Cyberpunk Adventure Coming To Switch

    "See the impact of every choice you make"

    UK indie studio Dream Harvest has shared the first look at its upcoming cyberpunk adventure, NeuroNet: Mendax Proxy. The game's headed to Switch and other platforms in the new year (no specific date has been announced just yet) and is said to combine elements of games such as

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Dead Cells' Next DLC 'The Queen & The Sea' Arrives Next Year, Here's Your First Look

    "The most generous content update yet"

    Just days after the launch of the game's 'Everyone is Here' update, even more content has been revealed for the ever-growing Dead Cells. The game's next paid DLC, called 'The Queen & The Sea', is set to arrive on Switch and other platforms early next year. Motion Twin and Evil Empire have shared a teaser...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Updates
  • Random The Steve Aoki x Sonic Concert Is A Weird Way To Pass An Hour

    It has Steve Aoki and Sonic, so...

    It's been quite a year for Sonic the Hedgehog, now 30 years old and perhaps losing a step - after the big 3 and 0 it's all downhill [Wait, are you having a midlife crisis? Ed]. The Switch iteration of Sonic Colors Ultimate could have certainly been better, but we'd argue that the Sonic 30th Anniversary Symphony was...

    • Sonic 30th
    • Music
  • News 'Poland's Asterix' Is Getting A Switch-Exclusive Game, Written By A Former CD Projekt RED Staffer

    "Kayko and Kokosh" will coincide with a new Netflix show

    Unless you're from Poland, there's a good chance that the names 'Kajko' and 'Kokosz' won't mean an awful lot to you. First published in 1972, Janusz Christa's comic books have often been compared to the Asterix series, and they explore similar themes (the franchise has even been accused of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Way Of Wrath Is An Upcoming Switch RPG With An Intriguing 10-Day Gameplay Setup

    Will you survive?

    The Way of Wrath is an upcoming RPG that's planned to launch for Nintendo Switch in 2022, publisher Hooded Horse has confirmed. Developed by Animmal, the game is set during the Bronze Age and throws players into a story where you and your allies have just faced a devastating defeat at war overseas. Your job is to rebuild your...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Game Awards Will Feature A 'League Of Legends' Musical Performance By Sting

    That's the singer and not the wrestler, by the way

    The Game Awards has announced that this year's show will feature a live musical performance by 17-time Grammy Award-winning musician Sting (no, not that Sting). The commercially and critically-acclaimed musician will perform “What Could Have Been” from the original soundtrack of Riot Games and...

    • The Game Awards
    • Music
  • News Limited Run Reveals Its Physical Version Of Crysis 3 Remastered For Switch

    Pre-orders start next week

    Following on from physical pre-orders for Crysis 2 last month, Limited Run Games has now revealed the hard copy version of Crysis 3 Remastered for Nintendo Switch. Pre-orders for Crysis 3 start next week on 7th December on the Limited Run Games website and will be open for a total of six weeks. There'll be a standard...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Paradise Lost Is A Post-Apocalyptic Walking Simulator Shuffling Onto Switch This Week

    "WWII persisted for 20 more years"

    Launching in just a couple of days' time on Nintendo Switch is Paradise Lost, a "post-apocalyptic, alt-history narrative adventure" from publisher All in! Games and developer PolyAmourous. Now available to pre-order on the eShop, Paradise Lost is perhaps best suited to those looking for an engaging storyline...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Crafting Adventure Game 'Wytchwood' Conjures Up A December Switch Release

    It's available next week!

    Publisher Whitethorn Games has announced that Wytchwood, a crafting adventure game headed to Switch, will launch on the eShop on 9th December. We've been intrigued about this one ever since its initial Switch announcement earlier this year; presented in a charming storybook art style, the game has you gathering and growing...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Firegirl: Hack 'n Splash Rescue Won't Bring The Heat To Consoles Until 2022

    Hype doused, for now

    Firegirl: Hack 'n Splash Rescue is a rather promising upcoming 'roguelite', with eye-catching visuals and all sorts of mechanics based around dousing fires. Unfortunately it's been confirmed today that while it's still hitting its 14th December release on PC, its console versions (including Switch) have fallen back to 2022...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Tuesday30th Nov 2021

  • News Nintendo's Enormous Cyber Switch Sale Ends Today, More Than 1,000 Games Discounted

    Update: Today's your last chance!

    Update: As a friendly reminder, today is the final day of Nintendo's Cyber Deals sale. You can check out some of the highlights of the European sale below, or the North American sale right here – just make sure to pick up anything you're interested in before the day comes to an end! Original Article (Tue 16th...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Europe
  • Video 12 Exciting New Games Coming To Nintendo Switch In December

    Big Brain, Danganronpa, Shovel Knight and more!

    We've made it, everyone! We're in the final month of 2021, it's almost hard to believe. For some, this year may have flown by, while for others it's perhaps dragged on. One thing that we are sure of though, is that there have been many amazing Nintendo Switch game releases already this year. So what's...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • PSA Did You Know You Can Lift Weights In Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

    Get swole

    The Animal Crossing: New Horizons update, which came out on the 5th of November, added a ton of new stuff to the game. We've already covered a lot of it, from gyroids to cooking, but one of the cool new features is the ability to engage in some of the activities your villagers do, like dusting, reading, and carrying drinks. Most of these...

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    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Phoenix Wright And Miles Edgeworth Nendoroids Are Now Available To Pre-Order

    Hold it! (and treasure it)

    [Update: Tue 30th Nov, 2021 15:30 GMT] Phoenix and Miles are now available for pre-order, with delivery scheduled for October 2022! Get a look at these tiny boys: [Original: Mon 5th Jul, 2021 19:30 BST] It only took twenty years, but finally, Phoenix Wright (ace attorney) is getting his own Nendoroid figure...

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    • Nendoroid
    • Merchandise
  • News Mother 4 "Unofficial Fan Project" Revealed, Here's Your First Look

    A brand new entry based on the acclaimed RPG series

    If you've been wanting Nintendo to release a new entry in the Mother series, here's potentially the next best thing...if it ever sees the light of day. It's a fan-made sequel to the acclaimed RPG series, titled 'Mother 4'. There's a four-minute reveal trailer - introducing fans to a new character...

    • Mother
    • EarthBound
    • Video
  • Video Go Behind The Scenes With XEL, The "Sci-Fi Zelda-Like" Headed To Switch

    "We’re really proud of XEL"

    Remember XEL, the Zelda-inspired action-adventure game that was announced for Switch this summer? Well, developer Tiny Roar has shared new details on its gameplay and development in a series of behind-the-scenes videos. In the three clips below, Game Director Maurice Hagelstein and Game Designer Tom Erenstein give us...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Minecraft's Caves & Cliffs Part II Update Is Out Now - Here's How To Get It On Switch

    Time for large underground holes!

    The day has finally arrived: Minecraft's Caves & Cliffs Part II update has come to both Java and Bedrock Editions of the game, bringing new world generation and some rather lovely new caves. We've covered the way the new terrain generation works already when we got our mitts on the Snapshot earlier this year,...

    • Minecraft
    • Updates
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Switch Just Had Its Biggest Sales Week Ever In The UK

    Not bad for a console nearing 5 years old

    In a little over three months' time, the Nintendo Switch will have been on the market for five whole years. Despite that, the system has just enjoyed its best-ever week in the UK. That's according to GamesIndustry.biz's Christopher Dring, who reports that "last week was the biggest sales week ever for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
  • Video Square Enix Shares First Triangle Strategy 'Character & Story' Trailer

    Get to know Roland Glenbrook

    One game we've been keeping a close eye on for some time now is Square Enix's upcoming turn-based tactical RPG, Triangle Strategy. It's due out at some point in 2022, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. While we've already seen quite a bit of it - and even played an early demo of the game, Square Enix has now released...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • News Updated Nintendo Policies Push For Increased Transparency And Diversity

    Also expands procedures for dismissal of Directors

    Recent weeks and months have brought a lot of attention to allegations of misconduct at Activision Blizzard, with a leaked email from Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser reacting and explaining that "every company in the industry must create an environment where everyone is respected and...

    • Nintendo
    • Industry
    • Business
  • News GTA Trilogy Gets Another Update, Heading To Switch 'In The Coming Days'

    Fixes include stopping it raining indoors, of course

    Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition, to give it the full name, had a rocky launch plagued by numerous bugs and a negative reaction from a lot of players. Rockstar and developer Grove Street Games has had to handle that fallout, and has already released two patches to try and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • GTA Trilogy
    • Update
  • News The Danganronpa Team Is Working On A New "Dark Fantasy Mystery" Game

    Introducing Enigma Archives: Rain Code

    Update [Tue 30th Nov, 2021 05:30 GMT]: Spike Chunsoft has now released an official trailer on its English YouTube channel. Original story [Sun 28th Nov, 2021 07:05 GMT]: Spike Chunsoft and Tookyo Games have announced a new "dark fantasy mystery" game titled Enigma Archives: Rain Code. It brings together the...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News Gamers Vote Nintendo DS As The Console They'd Most Like To See Make A Modern Comeback

    Do you agree?

    If you could see the return of any classic video games console, what would you choose? That was the question put to 1,000 UK gamers in a recent study by Hyperoptic, all in a bid to see which system holds the highest nostalgia value. Sitting right at the very top of the votes is Nintendo's own DS, closely followed by both the...

    • Nintendo DS
    • Retro
  • Review Clockwork Aquario — A Short And Oh-So-Sweet Arcade Platformer Rescued From Oblivion

    Definitely better late than never

    Back in the early '90s Westone, best known as the creators of the Wonder Boy / Monster World series, were supposed to release a cute and colourful arcade game — Clockwork Aquario. Unfortunately for them the cutting edge polygonal thrills of Virtua Racing were busy setting the arcade world alight at the time,...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Puzzle Platformers

    For a slightly more cerebral platforming experience

    The Switch has a lot of platformers, and a lot of puzzle games, and that extends to puzzle platformers. If you're raising your eyebrows and saying "what are you on about, you can't just combine them like they're ice cream flavours", then stick with us. It's a thing, we promise. Rather than games...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Platformers
    • Switch Essentials
    • Best Switch Games
  • News New Pokémon HOME Update Fixes Issues On Mobile, Here Are The Patch Notes

    Switch version unaffected

    The mobile version of Pokémon HOME has been treated to another minor update, addressing several issues and tweaking one of its already-existing features. You can read the full patch notes for the update below, which is now available across both iOS and Android. Note that the update has only been released for the mobile...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Updates
  • News GamesMaster: Episode 2 Heaps Praise On The Switch OLED

    "The very best version of the very best games console"

    Last week, we spoke about the debut episode of the new season of the UK video game show GamesMaster – and today sees the release of the second episode. It's full of good stuff once more, including a unique challenge in which a winner of a Golden Joystick in the original 1990 run of the show...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • OLED Model
    • GamesMaster
  • News Nintendo's Latest Indie World Newsletter Highlights Some Great eShop Picks For The Holidays

    Go on, treat yourself

    If you're looking to fill up your Switch's storage with some delightful indie hits to play over the holidays, Nintendo has you covered. The company has published the latest issue of its 'Inside Indie World' newsletter, offering up some holiday season gift ideas for your friends, family, or even yourself. As well as...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie World
  • News The Delightfully Absurd 'The Procession To Calvary' Is Getting A Switch Physical Edition

    Pre-orders open this week

    While a lot of games battle to be the stand-out in familiar, popular genres, you sometimes get a game like The Procession to Calvary that's perfectly happy to be its own bizarre self. A point-and-click game with absurd humour (and certainly some Monty Python-esque vibes), it has some flaws but we nonetheless described it as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Looks Like Pokémon GO's Next Season Will Be Based On Legends: Arceus

    Watch the teaser here

    Tomorrow, a brand new season will get underway in Pokémon GO, and developer Niantic has already given us a quick tease as to what we should expect. It'll be called the 'Season of Heritage', and as any Pokémon fans reading will likely pick up on themselves, the art and wording appear to be hinting towards a Pokémon Legends:...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong Has Been Delayed (Again)

    "our ultimate focus is on quality"

    There have been a lot of delays this year and the latest game that will be landing on the Nintendo Switch later than expected is the narrative-driven RPG Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong. The game was originally due to arrive on the Switch and multiple other platforms in February next year and has now been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Arcade Mode Update Is Now Live In Huntdown On Switch

    Will you be the apex bounty hunter?

    Huntdown is a rather fun and bombastic retro-style run and gun, as you battle through heinous criminal gangs and face off against increasingly tough bosses. Now, as if it wasn't tricky enough, there's a free Arcade Mode update that's just gone live on the Switch version. It's taken a little while since its...

    • Switch eShop
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