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  • Random IGN's 'Best Video Game Of All Time' Tournament Is Getting WILD

    You younguns need to play more NES games

    Is Chrono Trigger better than Burnout 3? According to IGN's audience, it is not. Also, Skyrim is better than Ocarina of Time, Breath of the Wild is better than Resident Evil 4 and Super Mario Bros. 3

    • Random
    • Nintendo
  • Feature Should I Play Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Now?

    All the DLC and major patches are now out

    Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town was a bit of a mess at launch. Unlike its predecessor, the remake of Friends of Mineral Town for Switch, PoOT was just a bit lacklustre, with an empty world, zombie-like NPCs, and a crafting system so slow that you'd save time pressing coal into diamonds yourself with...

    • Features
    • Story of Seasons
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Updates
  • News Dragon Ball Card Warriors Is Heading To Switch Soon

    Randomly announced in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot launch trailer

    Time sure flies, and the release of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set has rather crept up - it lands on Switch this week on 24th September. It's all

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News More Cotton Games Are Coming, Including The Extremely Rare Panorama Cotton

    Along with Cotton 100% and Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute

    Earlier this year we had a Western release of Cotton Reboot!, which took a well regarded but niche arcade shoot 'em up title - or more accurately the best port of the arcade - and introduced it to a wider audience. It's pretty darn good, too. Strictly Limited Games and ININ Games are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokémon Unite Launches On Mobile Tomorrow Alongside A New Balance Patch

    Supporting cross-platform play with Switch

    As had been previously promised, Pokémon Unite is set to launch on mobile devices tomorrow with cross-platform play supported. A brand new trailer has been released to celebrate the occasion, also showing off some new Holowear for Gengar and Garchomp, which you can check out up above. If you're keen on...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo 'Blockbuster' Sale Discounts Hundreds Of Switch Games (Europe)

    More than 300 games included

    Nintendo of Europe has annoucned a mighty Blockbuster Sale for Nintendo Switch, which will discount lots of popular games by as much as 75%. "Hundreds" of games are set to be included when the sale goes live on the eShop on Thursday, 23rd September. It'll kick off at 3pm CEST on that day and will run until Sundar 3rd...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Europe
  • News Lil Gator Game Is An Adorable Adventure Waddling Onto Switch

    Playtonic Friends unveils its latest signing

    Playtonic Friends - the publishing arm of the rather popular Yooka-Laylee team - is making early waves as it supports and releases smaller Indie games. It's now confirmed its next partnership, teaming up with development newcomers MegaWobble to bring Lil Gator Game to Switch and PC in early 2022. As you...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random This Tiny Game Boy Is Probably The World's Smallest Game Console

    The Thumby is about as niche as it gets

    New mods and takes on classic hardware are a fun part of the gaming scene, as those with nostalgia for the good old days mess around with old systems to make them better or - sometimes - just sillier. A little while ago we shared the creation of a wide Game Boy Advance by YouTube channel / website The Retro...

    • Retro
    • Random
    • Thumby
  • News Rainbow Billy: The Curse Of The Leviathan Brings Wholesome RPG Vibes To Switch Soon

    A family-friendly adventure RPG

    Skybound Games and Manavoid Entertainment have announced that Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan, a family-friendly RPG, will be launching on Switch "soon". The game will be released on other platforms next month, and while Switch owners will have to be a little more patient, it looks like it could well be...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News 'Doom & Destiny Worlds' Brings Farting Giants To Switch This October

    They might be stinky giants

    Heartbeat Interactive's Doom & Destiny Worlds, an open-world, turn-based RPG that sees players build, farm and craft in up to four player local co-op, will release on Switch on 1st October. If that title seems familiar to you, you might be thinking of Doom & Destiny or Doom & Destiny Advanced, both previous...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Freedom Planet 2 Gets Updated Trailer, Hits Steam In Spring 2022

    Hopefully a Switch version is on the cards

    Freedom Planet made quite an impact back in 2014, then gracing the Wii U a year later and reminding us of the delights of 16-bit action platformers, particularly on the ol' SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis. It drew comparisons to Sonic games, especially as the project kicked off in part as a fan game, but also...

    • GalaxyTrail
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokémon GO Will Receive A Fix For Players Unable To Evolve Inkay

    "Thank you for your patience"

    Earlier this month, Inkay and its evolution Malamar were introduced into Pokémon GO for the first time and in a nice touch, the Pokémon's quirky evolution method seen in the mainline games has been carried over, too. Unfortunately, though, the evolution is impossible to pull off for some players, causing Niantic to...

    • Pokemon GO
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
  • News UK Charts: Cruis'n Blast Just Sneaks Into Top 40, WarioWare Stays In Top Ten

    But Deathloop takes the spoils

    UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 18th September, revealing that four Nintendo titles made it into the top ten this week. Last week's number one WarioWare: Get It Together! has managed to hold firm in the top ten, falling down to eighth place in its second week on sale, while evergreen stars Mario...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Dragon Quest XII Is Being Co-Developed By Square Enix, HexaDrive And Orca

    HexaDrive has worked on Wind Waker HD in the past

    While Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate doesn't have any confirmed platforms as yet, we do know who'll be doing the heavy lifting on the Unreal Engine 5-based JRPG. Japanese studio HexaDrive is involved (thanks, Push Square), and is a company with which Square Enix fans should be familiar – it...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dragon Quest
  • News Antonball Deluxe Is What Would Happen If Breakout And Mario Bros. Had A Baby

    Update: Launches September 28th!

    Update: Antonball Deluxe now has a release date. The game will launch on September 28th, 2021, with Proponent Games handling the publishing duties. You can view the Nintendo Switch launch trailer above. Original Story [Thu 17th Sep, 2020 22:20 BST]: Summitsphere's Antonball Deluxe – which was spawned from a game...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Life Indie Spotlight
  • News Klonoa "Encore" Trademarks Surface Online In Japan

    Is Bandai Namco working on remasters?

    Back in September 2019, word spread about the possibility of the classic Namco character Klonoa returning, after Bandai Namco filed some trademarks in Japan. Fast forward to September 2021, and the Japanese company has now gone and filed some new trademarks for "Waffuu Encore" and "1&2 Encore" in the sa

    • Bandai Namco
    • Namco
    • Klonoa
    • Japan
  • News Swery's "Small-Town Detective Thriller" The Good Life Launches Next Month

    The same creator behind Deadly Premonition

    It's official - the upcoming "small-town detective thriller" The Good Life will arrive on Nintendo Switch and all other platforms next month on October 15th. The game, in case you missed it, is from Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro's company White Owls (along with Grounding Inc. and Playism). Swery is perhaps...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News 'WATA Certified' Copy Of Sonic The Hedgehog Sells For Record Price

    Sonic's co-creator thinks it might be a "scam"

    A copy of the original Sonic the Hedgehog game for Sega Genesis has been sold for a record-breaking sale price of $430,500 USD. This isn't just a new record for this Sonic game, either - it also makes it an "all-time" record sale for any Genesis title. This graded game has been 'WATA Certified'. As you...

    • Retro
    • Sonic
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Genesis
    • Mega Drive
  • News Atlus Reveals New Details About Persona's 25th Anniversary Celebrations

    Anime, concerts and more to come!

    The Persona series is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, and as you might recall, Atlus has teased seven projects. The first reveal is tied to Persona anime and music. Anniversary ambassador Morgana revealed in the first "Persona 25th Times" broadcast that all of the past Persona anime would be made...

    • Persona
    • Atlus
    • Japan
    • Anime
    • Music
  • News 'Disney Classic Games Collection' Adds Aladdin SNES And "All Versions" Of The Jungle Book

    Expected to arrive this November

    Back in August, an ESRB rating revealed the 2019 Switch release Disney Classic Games: Aladdin And The Lion King would be repackaged with The Jungle Book. An update on this new collection - simply titled 'Disney Classic Games Collection

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Disney
  • News Alan Wake Remastered Has Been Rated For Nintendo Switch

    Classification spotted in Brazil

    It looks like Remedy Entertainment - the creator of Control - might be bringing its action-adventure game, Alan Wake Remastered, across to the Nintendo Switch. A new listing on the Brazil Advisory Rating Board suggests the title is en route to Nintendo's hybrid platform in some way or form. Being the "remastered"...

    • Nintendo Switch

Monday20th Sep 2021

  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • Review Metallic Child - A Robot Smashing 'Roguelite' Anime Adventure

    Isometric action inspired by Mega Man

    The venerable hobby of “games” has borne witness to innumerable robotic sprogs. Metallic Child attempts to be a definitive answer to the likes of Mega Man, Astro Boy and - most formidably of all - Mighty No. 9. We jest, of course. Inafune's infamous crowdfunded project (resulting in an incredibly mediocre...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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

Sunday19th 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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