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TodaySun, 23rd Jan 2022

  • News Japanese Magazine Nintendo Dream Might Be Teasing A New Game

    Could it be another Kirby title?

    Kirby and the Forgotten Land is arriving on the Switch this March, but it turns out Nintendo might have a little bit more planned for the pink puff in the near future. According to a translation by Twitter user Dededaio (as spotted by VGC), the upcoming February 21 issue of Japanese publication Nintendo Dream could...

    • Kirby
    • Japan
  • Back Page "My Uncle Works At Nintendo" - The Man, The Myth, And The Mendacity

    It’s all lies… until it’s all true

    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 (paper) pages on the internet, but we still...

    • Back Page
    • Features
    • Nintendo
  • News A Wet And Wild Free Update Is "Coming Soon" To The Metal Slug Style Run-And-Gun Mighty Goose

    Let's go surfin' now

    If you haven't tried out the Metal Slug style run-and-gun game Mighty Goose yet, you might want to hurry up. After a teaser back in October last year, Blastmode studio creator Richard Lems has now revealed a whole new "wet and wild" mission is on

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Video PQube Shares Saucy New Opening Trailer For Gal*Gun: Double Peace, Here's A Peek

    A cinematic exclusive to Switch

    March is shaping up to be a busy month for Nintendo Switch releases, and one of the many games to be on the lookout for is Gal*Gun: Double Peace. It's a port of the original PS4, PS Vita and PC title that debuted in 2015/16 and will come with multiple language support, most of the existing costume DLC, additional...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News PlatinumGames' Sol Cresta Blasts Onto Nintendo Switch This February

    It's official!

    After having to delay its "must-watch" livestream earlier this month, PlatinumGames has now finally aired its "release date forum" - locking in a release date for its anticipated shmup, Sol Cresta. Hideki Kamiya has confirmed it will land on the Switch eShop next month on 22nd February for €39.99 / $39.99 / 3,980 yen. In addition...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • PlatinumGames
  • News Pokémon Legends: Arceus Is Already Being Streamed Online, And It's Not Even Out Yet

    Not again!

    Pokémon Legends: Arceus has already been leaked and datamined this week, and now it appears entire playthroughs of the game are being streamed on Twitch and uploaded to YouTube. As highlighted by My Nintendo News, these channels are likely running ROM versions via emulation after some trainers were able to obtain physical copies early...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases

YesterdaySat, 22nd Jan 2022

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Shmups

    Shoot ‘em up, all of ‘em

    Updated with Cotton Rock 'n' Roll (or Cotton Fantasy as it'll be known once it launches in the West). Enjoy! The humble shoot ‘em up has been a staple genre ever since the very beginning of video games when Spacewar! laid down the basic groundwork in 1962. No, that is not a typo; in the year that Marilyn Monroe died...

    • Guides
    • Switch Essentials
    • Best Switch Games
  • News The Pokémon Company Sets Its Sights On YouTube Videos Of The Fan-Made 'Pokémon FPS'

    All clips have been copyright claimed

    Earlier this week, a YouTuber and coder by the name of Dragon shared a new Pokémon project they had been working on. It's a Pokémon first-person shooter (yep, for real) powered by Unreal Engine, and in it, you must ah...shoot pocket monsters, instead of catching them. Many were already wondering how long it...

    • Pokemon
    • The Pokemon Company
  • News Pokémon Legends: Arceus Pre-Load File Size For Switch Revealed

    Pre-loads are now live!

    It's hard to believe, but we're now just days out from the release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus - a brand new Pokémon game that's expected to shake up the existing formula trainers have become so familiar with over the years. As we get closer to the latest entry's release on January 28th, we're learning new things about it...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Xbox Studio Rare "Immensely Pleased" About Banjo-Kazooie's Arrival On Switch

    We've waited almost 24 years...

    It was a bittersweet moment yesterday when Banjo-Kazooie arrived on the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack service. As fantastic as it is to see the UK developer's iconic duo return to a Nintendo platform after so long. It's now been nearly 20 years since Rare was acquired by Microsoft, and almost 24 since the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Banjo-Kazooie
    • Rare
    • Nintendo 64
  • News A New Hatsune Miku Puzzle Game Has Been Announced For Nintendo Switch

    Update: It's out next week in Japan

    Update [Sat 22nd Jan, 2022 13:30 GMT]: This new puzzle entry in the Hatsune Miku series has now been locked in for a release next week in Japan. It'll arrive on 27th January, and in the lead up to its release - there'll be new details shared about it every day. Original article [Fri 14th Jan, 2022 05:00 GMT]:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
    • Hatsune Miku
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 22nd)

    The week before you-know-what

    Another week has passed, which brought some interesting news in the world of Nintendo and the wider games industry. A lot of attention fell on the planned Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard, of course, and its potential impact on the industry. Back in the Nintendo Life, it was confirmed that Switch was the...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Cult Classic Motorbike Sim 'Elasto Mania' Returns As A Remaster Next Week

    "A blast from the past" rides onto Switch

    Roughly a year after Elasto Mania's remaster was locked in for a Switch release, it's now been confirmed for a January 26 release. Yes, that's right - the cult classic indie motorbike game released in 2000 is back. That's next week and follows on from the Elasto Mania Remastered skipping its original 2021...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Friday21st Jan 2022

  • News Xbox Boss "Trusts" Nintendo To Not Do Anything That Would Harm The Games Industry

    ...after Microsoft gobbled up Activision for $70 billion

    Unless you're been living under a rock for the past week, you'll be aware that the biggest news in gaming at present surrounds Microsoft's purchase of Activision Blizzard, the publisher of franchises like Call of Duty, Warcraft, Skylanders and Crash Bandicoot. The $68.7 billion acquisition...

    • Business
    • Industry
    • Xbox
  • News Pokémon Legends: Arceus Is 'Exhilarating' And At Times 'Surprisingly Difficult' According To Japanese Media

    The early signs are promising

    With just a week left to go before Pokémon Legends: Arceus launches on Nintendo Switch, Japanese media have had the opportunity to go hands-on with the game. We'll still have to wait a little while before full reviews are shared online, but these early impressions are certainly sounding promising. Famitsu highlighted...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Banjo-Kazooie Is Available Now On Switch Online's Expansion Pack

    Rare's iconic duo return

    Update [Fri 21st Jan, 2022 01:45 GMT]: Banjo-Kazooie has now been added to NSO's N64 Expansion Pack service. Enjoy! Original article [Wed 19th Jan, 2022 01:30 GMT]: Xbox isn't the only one that has some exciting announcements to share this week. Nintendo (with the cooperation of Rare and Microsoft, we guess...) has just...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Switch eShop
    • Banjo-Kazooie
    • N64
  • News SEGA Goes Big On Nostalgia For "Project Sonic '22"

    Logos and a Genesis throwback, of course!

    It's a big year for Sonic, hopefully - well it is a big year with multiple games and the next movie, let's just hope it's also a good year. SEGA is eager to get us hyped for 2022 with its mascot and is kickstarting the "Sonic '22 Project", which is basically a "we're doing Sonic stuff and want you to be...

    • Sonic
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Piplup Distribution Announced For Pokémon Legends: Arceus And Diamond/Pearl Remakes In Japan

    Will it come to the west?

    Japanese fans will soon be treated to a new Pokémon distribution following the upcoming launch of Pokémon Legends: Arceus on Nintendo Switch. The special Pokémon in question is Piplup, with owners of both the new Legends: Arceus game and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl being offered the chance to claim one...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • Video Nintendo Fixed* The Water Emulation In Ocarina Of Time On Switch

    *A bit

    If you cast your minds back to the launch of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, it was a time of great joy as Nintendo fans around the world linked arms and sang the Mario theme. Well, actually, the conversation was about emulation standards, wonky button mapping and the lack of fog. Nintendo fell short of expected standards in...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Zelda
  • News This Modular Switch Case Looks Like It Belongs In Mobile Suit Gundam

    Extra battery! Bluetooth Audio! TV-out!

    Accessory maker Plenbo has taken to Kickstarter to secure funding for the G-Case, an "All-In-One" case solution for the Nintendo Switch and Switch OLED model. The case really does seem to have it all; not only does it provide protection for your console when you're on the move, it also comes with modular...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Kickstarter
  • News The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask Is Being Added To Switch Online's Expansion Pack In February

    "Save Termina before it's met with a terrible fate"

    Nintendo's Switch Online Expansion Pack service has announced the next N64 for release for the month of February. It's The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, originally released in 2000. This game contains much darker themes than the previous Zelda entries and sees Link having to save the land of...

    • Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • N64
    • Nintendo
  • Video We Have A Lot Of Feelings About Banjo-Kazooie On Switch

    Good ones, too!

    Banjo-Kazooie on a Nintendo console in 2022. It's mind-blowing! Not just because Rare and Nintendo parted ways long ago, or because we still haven't got our hands on Rare Replay, or because there will most likely never be another Banjo-Kazooie game, but because it actually looks really good. There were a few concerns, especially...

    • Video
    • Banjo-Kazooie
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Retro
    • N64
  • Video Here's A Look At Chocobo GP's Character Roster

    Start your engines on March 10th

    The Switch could really use with a new kart game, and luckily in March, Chocobo GP will be racing onto the hybrid system. This new racer includes a story mode, 64-player knock-out tournament, time attack and various other modes. Square Enix is also releasing a free-to-download version - allowing players who don't...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Final Fantasy
    • Video
  • Review Blackwind - Hack 'N' Slash Mech Mayhem That Misses The Mark

    Not much wind in these sails

    Once upon a time in an unfortunate culinary incident, this writer managed to accidentally create a bowl of literally flavorless Jell-O. The Jell-O (that's jelly to you UK folk) was cold, completely clear, chewy, and somehow managed to leave a massive impression, solely because of how its flavor left absolutely no...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Feature Japan's 'G-Mode Archives' - The Retrogame Series You've Never Heard Of

    A great way to play some more old games on Switch

    If you're a retro game enthusiast, you're likely aware of Hamster's excellent Arcade Archives and ACA NEO GEO lines which both boast sizeable catalogues on Switch eShop. There is, however, another predominantly Japanese set of retro releases that might have passed you by completely: the G-Mode...

    • Features
    • Switch eShop
    • Retro
    • Japan
  • News Grand Theft Auto Trilogy's Physical Edition On Switch Launches Next Month

    Nintendo locks in a date

    Nintendo has revealed that the physical edition of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition for Switch will hit retail stores on 11th February. The news was shared today with fans on social media, with tweets confirming the release date and giving us a good look at the official box art. The 11th February date...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Grand Theft Auto
  • Random 'Grunty's Mansion' Is The Banjo-Kazooie X Luigi's Mansion Hack We Didn't Know We Needed

    Banjo-Luigee: The Bird, The Bear, And The Brother

    It's a match made in hell: The surprisingly creepy Banjo-Kazooie, a game in which you have to fight a witch and all her minions in order to save your sister from... getting very ugly; and the very creepy Luigi's Mansion, a game in which you have to fight a horde of ghosts in order to save your...

    • Random
    • Luigi
    • Banjo-Kazooie
    • Mods
  • News Tetris 99's Pokémon Legends: Arceus Crossover Event Is Now Live

    Unlock a special theme

    Update [Fri 21st Jan, 2022 07:00 GMT]: This event is now officially underway. You'll have until next week to unlock the special theme. Original story [Fri 7th Jan, 2022 03:30 GMT]: To celebrate the arrival of Pokémon Legends: Arceus on Nintendo Switch later this month, Tetris 99 will be hosting a special themed event in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokémon Unite Has Been Updated, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Trevenant joins the battle

    Pokémon Unite has received strong support since it arrived on the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices last July - with regular patches, updates, and even new Pokémon joining the battle. This week, for example, the Ghost and Grass-type pocket monster Trevenant joined the battle - a Pokémon first introduced during the...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Mobile
  • News New Pokémon Master Journeys Episodes Are Now Streaming On Netflix (US)

    A second batch of episodes arrive

    If you've been keeping up with Ash and Pikachu's anime adventures, you'll be pleased to know that a new batch of episodes are now available to view on Netflix in the US. 15 new episodes have arrived in total, continuing the current Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series collection. This season, which is the second of...

    • Pokemon
    • Anime
    • Netflix
    • US
  • News Nintendo Switch Maintains Interest From Developers In Latest GDC Industry Report

    20% of current projects are planned for Switch

    Each year, ahead of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, the organisation releases its State of the Game Industry Report. It surveys around 2700 developers that have been to the event or signed up to share their views, and through the results gives some interesting insights into...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • GDC
  • News Underworld Dreams Brings Old School Psychological Horror To Switch Soon

    A console exclusive, too

    It was way back in the more innocent times of late 2019 that we wrote about Underworld Dreams, a Lovecraftian psychological horror game coming to Switch. Developer Drop of Pixel had initial plans to release in 2020, but instead the project has had an extended development and picked up a publisher with Skystone Games in early...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News "Indie Masterpiece" Platformer 'Horace' Gets Physical Release

    Does it come with a real Horace? No. That's not a thing.

    You know Horace, right? The platformer with the honour of being one of the very few non-Mario/Zelda games we've ever given a 10/10 to? Well, you should. It's very good. It's about to get even better for collectors, as Super Rare Games have just announced that they'll be publishing the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
    • Physical
  • News Sturmwind EX Is Getting A Physical Release On Switch

    Standard edition also available

    Originally released on the Sega Dreamcast back in 2013, Sturmwind EX has since seen a digital release on the Switch eShop – and now, thanks to publisher Pix'n Love, it's getting a physical version that comes with loads of goodies. The limited edition – of which only 2000 copies will be made – comes in a special...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Life Is Strange Remastered Meets Further Delays On Switch

    If only we had the power to rewind time

    Another day, another delay for the Nintendo Switch. Just this week, Dying Light 2 and Ghostrunner both saw Switch-specific delays, and now Square Enix, DONTNOD, and Deck Nine's Life Is Strange Remastered Collection has been pushed back, too. The game, which includes remastered versions of Life

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Life is Strange
    • Delays
  • News Deadly Dozen Reloaded Squads Up On Switch This Spring

    Tackle dangerous missions in WW2

    This generation has seen a steady run of retro games getting spruced up for remasters, and another is on the way this Spring on Switch. This time around Deadly Dozen Reloaded is delivering an updated take on a 2001 tactical shooter in which you lead a group of 4 soldiers through tough encounters in WW2. Previously a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Deals Amazon UK Discounts Switch OLED (A Bit) And Bundles Reappear At GAME (UK)

    Pikmin or Paper Mario available for just a tenner on top

    If you missed out last week's very-limited deal at The Game Collection, where they were selling the Nintendo Switch OLED for just £299.95, then fret not: It looks like it won't be the last modest sale we see. Amazon UK is currently offering the newest Switch model in white for just £300.44...

    • Deals
    • Switch OLED
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Piplup's Time In The Spotlight Continues With His Own Pokémon Music Video

    Pochama!

    Piplup, the tiny penguin starter introduced in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, is having what we in the biz call "A Moment". Over the past month, we've had Piplup ASMR, Piplup fitness training, and most recently, Piplups given to Japanese players of both

    • Random
    • Pokemon

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