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TodaySun, 25th Jul 2021

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #88 - F-Zero: GP Legend

    Check with your GP

    Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, our series of retro box art polls where we all decide the best regional variants from two or more territories. It's been a while since we witnessed the last Box Art Brawl — an East vs. West duel between a pair of Metroid: Zero Missions, if we recall. Looking back we can see that it was a very even...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • F-Zero
    • Nintendo
  • Video The Complete Story Of The Metroid Series

    Get ready for the arrival of Metroid Dread

    As soon as Nintendo announced Metroid Dread - the fifth and final entry in the original Metroid story arc, we all had similar thoughts about revisiting the older entries in the series in some way or form. If you can't see yourself playing through these classic titles before the new one arrives this...

    • Video
    • Metroid
  • News Respawn's F2P Shooter Apex Legends Gets A New Character On 3rd August

    Introducing Seer

    Apart from the Lost in Random release date announcement at EA Play 2021 earlier this week, Respawn Entertainment introduced the new Apex Legends character Seer and the new season 'Emergence' launching alongside him. This new legend is a tracker and uses stealth abilities to get the upper hand in battle, according to the game's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Rumour Nintendo To End Submissions For New Wii U And 3DS eShop Games

    "Effective from 1st April 2022"

    Nintendo could be preparing to wind down 3DS and Wii U eShop game releases, according to a new rumour. YouTube channel Impact Game Station has supposedly "received a message from someone" about Nintendo's European branch ceasing the acceptance of submissions for new eShop releases on the 3DS and Wii U by early next...

    • Rumour
    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop

YesterdaySat, 24th Jul 2021

  • Rumour Persona 4 Arena Ultimax To Be Remastered For "Modern Platforms"

    Leaker says it's one of seven anniversary projects

    Last week, Atlus officially began the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Persona series by opening a special website. The page teases seven different projects which will be revealed between September 2021 and Autumn 2022. While at least one of these projects is expected to be Persona 6, there's...

    • Rumour
    • Persona
    • Atlus
  • News Nintendo Gigaleak Reveals Scrapped DS Projects, Including A New Pokémon Pinball Game

    And much more...

    As you've likely seen this week, the Nintendo 'Gigaleak' dating back to last year has resurfaced. The second round of leaks over the past few days have revealed early Wii Remote concepts, confirmed

    • Nintendo DS
    • Pokemon
    • Leaks
  • Soapbox Parallel Play Is The New Couch Co-Op, And Minecraft Is Perfect For It

    My couch isn't that nice anyway

    I haven't seen some of my friends in months. Others, I haven't seen in years. It's partly the pandemic, and partly because I moved country four years ago, and also partly because I have a flawed grasp of object permanence, so if I can't see someone's face on a regular basis, I might forget that they exist. But with...

    • Co-op
    • Multiplayer
    • Online
    • Features
    • Soapbox
  • Random Machamp Glitch Gives Pokémon Unite Some Much-Needed Exposure

    It's butt naked

    The new free-to-play game Pokémon Unite was released on the Nintendo Switch earlier this week. It's had a relatively smooth launch but it seems there are still some glitches that need to be fixed. One, in particular, that's gone viral on Twitter - with over 25k 'Likes' at the time of writing, is an image of a butt naked Machamp:...

    • Random
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Minecraft Dungeons: Echoing Void DLC Arrives Next Week

    Update: Here's a first look

    Update [Sat 24th Jul, 2021 19:05 BST]: A developer diary of the upcoming 'Echoing Void' DLC for Minecraft Dungeons has now been released. This next content update will mark the end of the Arch-Illager narrative and will also be released alongside an additional free update on the same date (28th July). Original article...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
    • DLC
  • Mini Review Arcade Archives VENDETTA - Konami's Finest Belt-Scrolling Brawler? You'd Better Believe It

    Cleaning up the streets

    Back when belt-scrolling brawlers were the arcade genre of choice for millions of players worldwide, Capcom's output was considered by many to be the gold standard. Titles like Final Fight and Alien Vs. Predator pulled in an astonishing amount of revenue during this period, but the company didn't have the genre all to itself;...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (July 24th)

    What are your weekend gaming plans?

    We're all another seven days older and in the past week we've seen (among other things) a bunch of leaked early designs for the Wiimote, possibly the rarest e-Reader card in existence sold for a five-figure sum, Nintendo announce th

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • Reminder You Can Now Pre-Order Sonic Colors: Ultimate On The Switch eShop

    Gotta pre-purchase fast

    Pre-orders for the upcoming release Sonic Colors: Ultimate are now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop. The standard digital version will set you back $39.99/£34.99 and comes with a number of bonus items including a 'Sonic Movie Boost' and exclusive player icons. If you opt with the Digital Deluxe version for...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sonic
    • Sega

Friday23rd Jul 2021

  • News Dotemu 'Apologise Unreservedly' As Streets Of Rage 4 DLC Is Unavailable On Switch

    Update: "[it] won't be coming before the beginning of next week"

    Update (Fri 23rd Jul, 2021): Publisher Dotemu has tweeted to let Switch owners know that the DLC won't be available until next week at the earliest: While this is obviously disappointing for players desperate to tuck into the DLC, perhaps reading our hands-on impressions might he

    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
    • Streets of Rage
  • Random Ed Boon Responds To Mortal Kombat X Street Fighter Requests

    "Not every tweet is a klue"

    Earlier this month, NetherRealm announced it was finished with Mortal Kombat 11 and was now focused on its next project. As for what the "next project" is, nobody really knows, but there has been one rumour about a superhero fighting game - similar to Injustice. Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon has

    • Random
    • Mortal Kombat
    • Ed Boon
  • News Nintendo And Oxford University Want To Know How Animal Crossing Players Are Doing Mentally

    Feel free to share your thoughts in our poll

    A new survey released by Nintendo of America and The University of Oxford hopes to explore the correlation between Animal Crossing: New Horizons game time and players' mental wellbeing. Seemingly sent out to select Nintendo account holders, the survey begins by asking respondees about their recent New...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • Random Possibly The Rarest Nintendo e-Reader Card Ever Has Been Found

    Update: 1st Place promo Kirby card sold for over $10K

    Update #2 (Fri 23rd Jul, 2021): After a full week on ebay, bidding finally closed on the auction and the card sold for a whopping $10,600USD. Nintendo destroyed any 'winning' Kirby promo cards at E3 2002, so this incredibly rare 1st place survivor was always going to suck in some high bids. Five...

    • Random
    • Nintendo
    • E3
    • Kirby
  • News Takashi Iizuka Admits The Sonic 2022 Reveal Was Probably A Bit Too Early

    But Sega had to do something for the 30th anniversary

    In May this year, Sega held a special live stream broadcast celebrating 30 years of the blue blur. The final announcement of the show was an incredibly brief teaser of a brand new Sonic the Hedgehog action game coming out in 2022. As you might recall, it showed a brief clip of Sonic running...

    • Sonic
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Sega
    • Takashi Iizuka
  • News Doctor Who: The Edge Of Reality Arrives In September Starring Jodie Whittaker And David Tennant

    An original Doctor Who story

    Developer Maze Theory has revealed that Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality will launch on Nintendo Switch and other consoles this September. The game, which has players joining up with the Thirteenth Doctor (voiced by Jodie Whittaker) and meeting the Tenth Doctor (voiced by David Tennant), was first announced back in...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Opening Ceremony Showcased A Ton Of Game Music

    Sonic, Final Fantasy, Monster Hunter, and many more

    Earlier today the opening ceremony for the belated, beleaguered Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics kicked off, and while many of us expected video games to feature in some fashion following Mario's appearance at the Rio 2016 closing ceremony, gamers were treated to a smorgasbord of VGM delights during the...

    • Random
    • Japan
    • Music
    • Final Fantasy
    • Dragon Quest
  • Hands On Streets Of Rage 4's Mr. X Nightmare DLC Is A Dreamy Add-On

    Packs a punch

    Streets of Rage 4 was a big hit in 2020, tempting in newcomers with its stylish visuals and weighty combat, and delighting series veterans of a certain age that had been waiting many years for an official sequel. It's a game with plenty of replayability, too, with a good number of unlockable characters and a generally moreish campaign...

    • Hands On
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
  • Random Google's 'Doodle Champion Island Games' Is A Retro Throwback

    A bit GBA, we reckon

    As you are no doubt aware, today brought the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Though the event is troubled, there's still plenty of attention and celebratory tie-ins, with Google Doodle being perhaps the most impressive. For the next week, when you visit the Google search homepage you'll see the icon to play...

    • Google Doodle
    • Olympics
    • Random
  • Soapbox Space Jam 2 Is A Video Game Cash-In That Doesn't Quite Get It Right

    Do any of us understand video games, really?

    Let's get this out of the way: watching Space Jam: A New Legacy feels a lot like watching a timeshare presentation run by every cartoon and comic character you've ever known. It has that same greasy "please give us money" feeling to it, as Warner Bros. parades its various intellectual properties past you...

    • Movies
    • Soapbox
  • News Another Free Add-On Is Now Available For Classic Doom On Switch

    Introducing Earthless: Prelude

    If you love free content for retro games, today is your lucky day. The id Software classics DOOM and DOOM II have received another add-on. This time it's the Earthless: Prelude which is a spiritual successor to the 2018 megawad Deathless - created by James “Jimmy” Paddock

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DOOM
    • Updates
  • News Undertale's 'Spider Dance' Features In Today's Free Story Update For 'Just Shapes & Beats'

    Updated with details on The Lost Chapter

    Since launch back in 2018, Berzerk Studio's musical bullet hell Just Shapes & Beats has received a couple of free updates including a hardcore mode and remixes featuring indie game stalwart Shove

    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
  • Random Nintendo Keeps Making Fancams Of Zelda: Skyward Sword Characters

    Untitled Groose Cam

    Step aside, every K-Pop band ever: the new star of the fancam is Skyward Sword. But what is a fancam, you ask? Well, picture this: you really love a particular member of a band, but the on-camera time is split between each member, so you take every single shot of that one person from one concert, and stitch it together to show...

    • Zelda
    • Random
  • Random Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Doubles Up As The Perfect DIY Companion

    Mario's on a new mission

    Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit's already earned the titles of 'most unique take on a Mario Kart title' and 'game most likely to aggravate your cat', but now it's going for the honour of being the most likely game to help you out in a tight spot at home, too. As you may already know, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit's karts –...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • Random
  • News Good Smile Is Re-Releasing Its Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword Figma Link

    Link's 1/7th scale figure is also returning

    To tie in with the release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD on the Nintendo Switch, Good Smile Company is re-releasing its figma Link for the fourth time. Link is approximately 140mm in height and comes with the Master Sword and Hylian Shield - allowing you to recreate some iconic poses. While...

    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Good Smile Company
    • Figma
  • Random What Happens When You Remove Charles Barkley From His Own Video Game?

    You get "Joe Hoops"

    "Sir Charles" Barkley is one of basketball's all-time greats. He was voted the NBA's 'Most Valuable Player' in 1993 and has been named as one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history. Like so many popular sports personalities, "Chuck" got his own video game in the '90s in the form of 1993's Barkley Shut Up and Jam! for the SNES...

    • Random
    • SNES
    • Evercade
  • News Playdate Pre-Order Date Is Confirmed, Shipping Late This Year

    System and cover on the way, dock 'coming soon'

    We've been keeping an eye on Playdate, the cool little handheld from Panic. It's a device that certainly slides into a niche category, as it has a tiny black and white screen, a crank and an interesting approach to game distribution - 'seasons' where downloads arrive each week. The events and...

    • Playdate
  • News Cute Zelda: Skyward Sword Bomb Bags Are Being Given Away On My Nintendo Australia

    Europe and NA too, pretty please?

    Celebrating the recent release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Nintendo Australia has launched a new, and very cute, item on the My Nintendo store. Fans across Australia and New Zealand can now get their hands on a drawstring bag inspired by Link's Bomb Bag item in the game. It's available for just 500...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • My Nintendo
  • News Investment Scheme Opens Up Shares For Nintendo World Championships Cartridge

    Along with other games, comics and more

    It used to be that investors and traders were typically individuals with slicked back hair and expensive suits, shouting incomprehensible jargon into phones while surrounded by screens. Well, some do that, but nowadays lots of individuals do it with a few taps on a phone app. Whether through crytocurrencies...

    • Retro
    • Nintendo World Championships
  • News Human: Fall Flat Celebrates 30 Million Sales And New Level Reveal On Fifth Anniversary

    "We really can’t believe how far we’ve come"

    Five years ago (well, five years ago yesterday, technically), Human: Fall Flat waddled and flopped its way to PC, offering players a fun and quirky physics-based experience that went down a treat from the off. Now, five years and a Switch release later, the folks at No Brakes Games and Curve Digital...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Black Book, An RPG Inspired By Slavic Myths, Arrives Soon On Switch

    Play your cards right

    Black Book is a card-based RPG first unveiled in early 2020, which then re-surfaced and featured during Summer Game Fest. Developed by Morteshka and published by HypeTrain Digital, it now has a firm release date - it lands on Switch on 10th August priced at $24.99 (€24.99, £19.99). Below is some information from the press...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Shin Megami Tensei V Classification References "Online Interactivity"

    What could it be for?

    It seems the Australian Classification Board may have shared one extra detail about the upcoming Switch release, Shin Megami Tensei V. According to the official rating down under, it will contain "online interactivity". The fansite Persona Central was the first to catch this and believes it could be something similar to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hades Scoops Yet Another Game Of The Year Accolade At The GDC 2021 Awards

    Beating Animal Crossing to the punch

    Hades is a pretty popular game, didn't you know? Supergiant Games' beloved indie hit has earned itself yet another Game of the Year award, as well as several others, at this year's Game Developers Choice Awards. Held on 21st July as an all-digital event, these awards are an annual affair in which the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch

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