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TodayThu, 16th Sep 2021

  • News Charming RPG Eastward Is Out Today On Switch, Here's The Launch Trailer

    A new single-player treat?

    Today sees the launch of Switch's latest highly-anticipated RPG Eastward, and Nintendo's dropped a handy launch trailer to give us one more look at what it's all about. A charming-looking single-player RPG, Eastward has you following protagonists John and Sam in an "emotional journey across a world falling to ruin." As...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News UK Retailer Currys Had A Metroid Dread Deal That Was Too Good To Be True

    Update: Yes, it's a pricing error

    Update: It seems that adding the game to your basket now reveals the actual price being charged for the upcoming game, £49.99. Sad faces all round. It remains to be seen if the orders of the people who managed to snag it for just £26.99 will be honoured. Original Story: If you're in the UK and you've thus far...

    • Deals
    • Metroid
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Switch Firmware Update 13.0.0 Weirdly Speeds Up Some Game Boot Times

    So long, Switch click (sometimes, results are varied!)

    Nintendo's firmware update 13.0.0 had the headline feature of adding support for Bluetooth devices, which was overdue but nonetheless welcome. It did some other work too, however, such as an 'Update Dock' option for the OLED model equivalents, effectively ensuring support of the LAN port that'll...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Firmware
  • Nintendo Download 16th September (Europe)

    Ni no Kuni II! Cruis'n Blast! Eastward! SkateBIRD! TOEM!

    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: Colors Live (...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Rumour It Looks Like Nintendo Will Soon Unveil A New Controller For Switch

    What could it be?

    A new FCC application suggests that a brand new Nintendo Switch controller may well be on the way, and it looks like it could be unveiled in the very near future. As spotted by Twitter user @SamusHunter2, the application is simply labelled as 'Nintendo Game controller' and was published for the first time today, 16th September...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Nintendo Download 16th September (North America)

    Eastward! Ni no Kuni II! Lost in Random!

    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: Eastward (Chucklefish, 16th Sep,...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Dojoran Looks Like A Fun Retro-Style Platformer About A Master Ninja Frog

    Lands this week on Switch

    With an average of 40+ new games a week on the Switch eShop, simply working through the list to find potential good 'uns can be a lengthy undertaking. One that caught our attention in its launch trailer, though, is Dojoran - it arrives on 17th September priced at $4.99USD / 4,99€. It's the work of Brazilian developer...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Gorgeous Pikmin-Like Adventure 'The Wild At Heart' Gets November Switch Date

    Another charming adventure on the way

    It wasn't long ago that developer Moonlight Kids and publisher Humble Games confirmed that The Wild at Heart would be heading to Switch. An utterly charming exploration and adventure title with Pikmin-esque mechanics of throwing buddies, it's already out on PC and Xbox. Pleasingly it now has its final Swit

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Check Out This Game Boy Color And Nintendo DS Mash-Up

    Two-in-one

    We've seen plenty of cool retro mods over the years, but this latest effort from Game Boy Custom really stands out – mainly because it's fusing together a Game Boy Color with a Game Boy Advance and the internals of a Nintendo DS. Still with us? Good. The Aussie modder has sent a proof-of-concept prototype to our friends at Retro Dodo,...

    • Random
    • Retro
    • Game Boy
    • DS
    • Modding
  • News 'SGC - Short Games Collection' Offers Five Bite-Sized Games In One Package On Switch

    Looking for something unique?

    If you're in the market for something a little different to play on your Switch, you should probably take a good look at SGC - Short Games Collection #1. Technically offering up five games in one, this collection is made up of short, bite-sized gameplay experiences that are sure to be on the more distinctively...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Arcade Platformer Steel Assault Will Come With A 'Retro Hard' Mode For People Who Like Pain

    Launching on Switch this month

    Tribute Games has confirmed that Steel Assault, a retro-style arcade platformer, will be blasting onto Switch at the end of the month. Developed by Zenovia Interactive, Steel Assault is described as "a fast-paced, action-packed, 2D platformer" which will have you punching and ziplining your way through a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Here's Our First Official Look At Puma's Animal Crossing: New Horizons Collection

    Shoes, shirts and more

    As you may well be aware, Puma is set to launch a brand new Animal Crossing: New Horizons collection later this week, and Nintendo's finally given us our first proper look at what will be included. The collection's set to drop on Saturday, 18th September, and every single item included is featured in the video above. There...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Merchandise
  • News New Kemco Sale Discounts Ten RPGs Across Switch And 3DS

    Get up to 50% off

    Are you ready for yet another eShop sale from Kemco? Because here we are with yet another eShop sale from Kemco. Yes, the publisher has returned with another chance to pick up a range of RPGs on Switch and 3DS at discounted rates, slashing their prices by as much as 50%. We've got all the deals for you below (the sale is active...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Sales
  • Out Now Metal Slug 1st & 2nd Mission Get A Handy eShop Double Pack

    Neo Geo Pocket Color goodness

    We do like nice surprises, and the drop of Metal Slug 1st & 2nd Mission Double Pack on the Switch eShop has been a welcome arrival this week. Out now globally, this combines two Neo Geo Color titles in one, as you can see in the trailer above. If you search Metal Slug on the eShop you get a whole lot of results,...

    • Out Now
    • Switch eShop
  • News Digital Art Software Colors Live Gets A Physical Release On Switch

    Update: It's out now!

    Update: The physical edition of Colors Live, sequel to the beloved 3DS digital art hit Colors! 3D, is now available at select retailers. You can get your hands on it from stores like Amazon, Best Buy

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Rumour Insider Says N64 Is Coming To Switch Online, Believes It Will Introduce A "Higher-Priced" Subscription Tier

    Will Nintendo ask members to pay more?

    A few weeks ago, known insider 'NateDrake' revealed on his podcast how Game Boy and Game Boy Color games would supposedly be coming to Nintendo's Switch Online service in the near future. Eurogamer added to this - noting how "other retro platforms" are also likely to show up. While no syst

    • Rumours
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo 64
    • N64
  • News Undertale's 6th Anniversary Broadcast Locks In A Release Date For Deltarune Chapter 2

    Switch players left in the dark

    It seems like ages since we got an update on the progress of Deltarune Chapter 2, and now we've finally got some new information to share. At the end of today's sixth anniversary Undertale Livestream, it was revealed the second chapter of Toby Fox's latest game would arrive this week on 17th September (aka tomorrow)...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Toby Fox
  • News Nickelodeon's New Brawler Might Get Character Voiceovers In The Future

    Fighter DLC also confirmed

    Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl looks rather promising, but one thing a lot of fans have noted so far is that there are no character voiceovers in the game. You can hear the sounds of punches and kicks in battle, and even an announcer, but you won't hear SpongeBob's voice or the trademark lines of other Nickelodeon characters...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • DLC
  • News New Switch Update Allows Users To Share Longer Twitter Messages

    Come on, get tweeting

    Nintendo yesterday released the 13.0.0 update for Switch and it's one of the biggest firmware updates there's been in a while. It includes support for Bluetooth audio, a Switch OLED model dock update and there's even a new update available for the Joy-Con controllers. Many users are still sifting through this update to see...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Firmware
    • Twitter
  • PSA Remember To Update Your Joy-Con, As Well As Your Nintendo Switch

    Controller updates arrive with Version 13.0.0

    Nintendo has released Version 13.0.0 for the Switch and as you've probably already seen by now, it adds Bluetooth audio support, updates the Switch OLED dock and much more. Since this update has gone live, users have also noticed a new update has been issued for the Switch Joy-Con controllers. Here's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch OLED
    • Updates
    • Firmware

YesterdayWed, 15th Sep 2021

  • News Retailer Appears To Have Uncovered New And Sealed '90s SNES Games, And They're Up For Sale

    What a find!

    It's not often you stumble across brand new stock of games released in the '90s when browsing your favourite game store, but here we are with one of the most intriguing retail listings you're likely to see all year. German retailer Galeria Kaufhof has today added a brand new listing for Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals, known simply as...

    • SNES
    • Retro
  • News Nintendo Switch System Update 13.0.0 Is Live, Adds Bluetooth Audio

    And a Switch OLED dock update

    The new Switch OLED model arrives next month and ahead of its release Nintendo has rolled out a sizable update - bumping the system firmware all the way up to version 13.0.0. We heard how Bluetooth audio support was spotted in an update earlier this year and now it's been officially released. Headphones, earbuds,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch OLED
    • Switch Lite
    • Updates
    • Firmware
  • Guide How To Use Bluetooth Headphones On Switch - Connect AirPods To Nintendo Switch

    Connect wireless headphones to Switch via Bluetooth

    A firmware update to the Nintendo Switch has enabled the use of wireless headphones directly with the console (without the need for an external third-party dongle or workaround to use Apple AirPods, Powerbeats, and other popular Bluetooth headphones with the system. In this Nintendo Switch...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Basics
    • Bluetooth
    • Switch 101
  • Random Plant Your Plants In These Animal Crossing Plant Pots

    Make Leif proud!

    Plants! They're like babies for millennials with no money, which is... most of us, to be honest! Why not give your plants the very best — by which we don't mean fertiliser or plenty of sun, but these gorgeous Animal Crossing planters? Made as a collaboration between Sailor Mercury (the artist who made Froggy Computer) and

    • Animal Crossing
    • Random
    • Art
  • News Ubisoft's Latest Switch Sale Offers Up To 80% Off (North America)

    Update: Sale ends today!

    Update: Here's a friendly reminder that Ubisoft's current Switch sale is coming to an end today. You have until 23:59pm PT to grab any of the deals listed below. Original Article (Fri 10th Sep, 2021 19:00 BST): As is a pretty common occurrence these days, Ubisoft is hosting yet another sale on the Switch eShop, discounting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Ubisoft
    • Sales
    • North America
  • News Get Ready For A Sus Halloween: There's An Official Among Us Costume

    You are a crewmate

    So, what do we think people will be dressing as this Halloween? Witches? Goblins? The scary reality that we're all slowly dying? Ha ha! What fun. Our money is on social deduction game Among Us being the most-worn costume of the season, since they just announced a range of official, inflatable Halloween costumes (or just...

    • Among Us
    • Merchandise
  • News This Reimagined GameCube Controller Offers Wireless Play, Pre-Orders Open Now

    Compatible with GameCube, Switch and PC

    Thanks to its 20th anniversary yesterday, there's an awful lot of love going around for the GameCube at the moment. The console might not have performed spectacularly sales-wise, but it's often remembered very fondly indeed by those who did go ahead and pick one up two decades ago. If you just so happen to be...

    • GameCube
    • Accessories
    • Hardware
  • News Sega Releases Its First Patch For Sonic Colors Ultimate On Nintendo Switch

    And more are on the way

    When Sonic Colors Ultimate arrived on the Nintendo Switch a few weeks ago some players began encountering all sorts of issues. We had a look ourselves and were also able to replicate these issues by following certain steps. Although there were problems present in o

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Sega
    • Updates
  • Review SkateBIRD - A Chirpy, Charming Tony Hawk-Alike That Fails To Stick The Landing

    Flip the bird

    The skateboarding game, as a genre, has been under-explored. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater defined it with such finesse in 1999 that there has barely been any room for improvement – as borne out by the continuing appeal of that first game two decades later. But considering how much it has in common with a 3D platformer – open...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Random These Gaming Shoe Concepts Are So Good We Wish They Were Real

    We'll take the Nintendo 64 pair, thanks

    Companies like Puma may well be launching all sorts of official Nintendo shoes these days – have you seen their Animal Crossing and Mario designs? – but that won't stop us from dreaming of having an entire wardrobe of the things. You know, for different days of the week or something... Exacerbating our...

    • Random
    • Retro
  • News This Switch Case Lets You Store Eight Cartridges, Available Now From My Nintendo (Europe)

    Just pay shipping

    The latest My Nintendo freebie has arrived, and this one really reminds us of the good old Club Nintendo days. For 500 Platinum Points, you can now claim a special Nintendo Switch Card Case which stores up to eight cartridges at once – similar cases were often released for the 3DS when Club Nintendo was around, and we're so fond...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
  • Review NBA 2K22 - Loading Aside, This Baller's Got It Where It Counts

    Hoop Dreams?

    With another year's NBA season not too far away, a brand new edition of NBA 2K makes its way onto Switch just in time to give b-ball fans a wealth of slam-dunking sports action to get stuck into. This time around developer Visual Concepts has made a few neat changes to shooting and defence, improved upon last year's controversial shot...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • NBA
  • News Pokémon Illustration Contest Could See Your Artwork Made Into An Official Trading Card

    Along with a $5,000 prize!

    The Pokémon Company is kicking off its latest Trading Card Illustration Contest, giving fans the chance to share their artwork in a bid to have it transformed into a real card. Usually restricted to just Japan, the 2022 Contest will also be thrown open to fans across the US (unfortunately, those of us in Europe will...

    • Pokemon
    • TCG
    • US
    • Japan
  • Video We've Played Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania, So Is It Any Good?

    "Monkey Tennis?"

    Super Monkey Ball and its sequel were a mainstay for many who owned a GameCube, and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe was a similar treat for owners of other systems. SEGA has gone and remade the latter (which was just the first and second game with some added extras) from the ground

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Monkey Ball
    • SEGA
  • Talking Point Was The GameCube Really A Portable Console In Disguise?

    Love handles

    If you're a Nintendo fan, then since day one you've probably always had at least two consoles on the go: one for the TV, and one for the car/bus/plane/bed. From 1989's Game Boy to Nintendo's boundary-blurring hybrid Switch, there has always been an option for players on-the-go. But the Nintendo Switch isn't their first foray into home...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • GameCube
    • Poll
  • News Nintendo Has "No Plans" For A Switch Price Drop In America

    The trade price adjustment is for Europe only

    Earlier this week, Nintendo announced it would be reducing the price of the base model Switch to £259/€269 across Europe, ahead of the OLED model launch on October 8th. If you happen to be located in the US and were hoping for something similar, it seems this won't be happening. Axios Gaming...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • US
  • Video Nintendo Drops A New Metroid Dread Commercial

    'Find Your Power'

    We're just over three weeks away from the launch of Metroid Dread and Nintendo's keeping the hype train rolling with a brand new commercial. You can check it out for yourself above; there's gameplay footage as you'd expect, a voiceover that tempts you into a purchase (not that we need any convincing), and even a quick spotlight...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Metroid
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Daemon X Machina Is Probably Getting A Sequel, But It's Going To "Take Time"

    The development team is motivated to make it happen

    Daemon X Machina is currently celebrating its second anniversary. As part of this, Nintendo has also released a Switch Online trial. That's not all, though... During a special anniversary live stream, the game's producer, Kenichiro Tsukuda, stated how his team would eventually make a second entry...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Zynga's New Free-To-Play Star Wars Game Has Been Delayed To 2022

    Confirmed alongside a new cinematic trailer

    Following on from the delay of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Zynga's new "free-to-download" title Star Wars: Hunters has now also been delayed until 2022. The news the game would not make a 2021 release was delivered at the end of a new cinematic trailer featured on Nintendo's YouTube channel. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Star Wars
  • News Alwa's Awakening Is Getting A New Physical Release And Unique 'Digical' Version

    Both 'Alwa' games are coming to Switch in a physical collection, too

    Retro-Bit is producing a physical version of Elden Pixels' Alwa's Awakening and will be making the game available as part of its new 'Digical' imprint, it has been revealed. Alwa's Awakening: 8-Bit Edition will bring the game – which was designed as a NES title – to

    • Retro
    • NES
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Feature Which Artist's Work Would You Love To See On A Pokémon Card?

    [Artist's name], I choose you!

    It's basically a nerd's version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Pokémon Company is once again running a competition where the winners get their art on a Pokémon trading card. Isn't that what we've all dreamed of since we very first saw a shiny Charizard on the playground? As much as I'd love to submit my...

    • Pokemon
    • Features
    • TCG
  • News The Walking Dead's Negan and Maggie Join Brawlhalla As Playable Fighters Next Week

    Joining Rick, Daryl and Michonne

    New fighters just keep on coming in Brawlhalla, with two new characters from The Walking Dead set to appear next week. Both Negan and Maggie will be added to the game on 22nd September as 'Epic Crossovers'; their arrival kicks off new in-game celebrations that will also see the Walker Attack Game Mode featured as...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates

Tuesday14th Sep 2021

  • Guide Best GameCube Games

    As ranked by you lovely people

    In celebration of the GameCube's 20th anniversary, we're republishing this reader-ranked list of the Top 50 GameCube games ever. Remember, this is a dynamic list that can still be affected by Nintendo Life User Ratings even now. If you've yet to rate your GameCube collection on our games database, simply search for...

    • Best Games
    • GameCube
    • Retro
    • Top 50
    • Guides
  • News Huge Nvidia Database Leak Lists Unannounced Third-Party Games

    Update: Nvidia responds to confirm list, states they're 'speculative titles'

    Update: Nvidia has responded to the leak and confirmed its authenticity, however in a statement provided to wccftech it has made clear that the list is 'speculative' and was used internally. The full statement is below. Nvidia is aware of an unauthorized published game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nvidia
    • Leaks
  • Random Xbox's Phil Spencer Reveals His Favourite GameCube Game

    In an insane world, it was the sanest choice

    As you may have noticed, today marks 20 years since the Nintendo GameCube launched in Japan and we (along with the rest of the internet) have been getting all nostalgic for Nintendo's purple box. As is customary on these significant anniversaries (or any anniversary when it comes to social media —...

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    • Nintendo
    • Gamecube
    • Retro
    • Microsoft
  • Random A Rogue Space Particle Could Be Responsible For This Unsolved Super Mario 64 Speedrun Glitch

    No, really

    Back in 2013, speedrunner DOTA_Teabag was dashing through Super Mario 64's Tick Tock Clock stage when the titular plumber suddenly shot upwards through the floor and ended up on a higher platform. This totally unexpected and previously unseen glitch quickly became the trick other speedrunners wanted to emulate, but despite a $1,000...

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    • Super Mario
    • N64
    • Glitch
  • Review Cruis'n Blast - An Arcade Racing Icon Returns In Spectacular Fashion

    A Blast from the past

    Long-time Nintendo fans will know that the Cruis’n series has an interesting history with the company. The original arcade version of the first game, Cruis’n USA, was said to be the first title running on Nintendo's upcoming Ultra 64 hardware, a claim which ultimately turned out to be a bit of a porky pie. Its subsequent...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Hardware Classics Nintendo GameCube

    Indigo, Spice and all things nice

    In celebration of the GameCube's 20th birthday, we're republishing this look back at Nintendo’s little box of tricks... In many ways, the GameCube was a console out of time, arguably arriving too late (or perhaps too early) to realise its true potential. We can look back now and appreciate its quirks, admire its...

    • Hardware Classics
    • Retro
    • Nintendo
    • GameCube
    • Features
  • Anniversary Goodness Me, Is The GameCube Really 20 Years Old?

    Time is the enemy

    You know how it is. One minute you're a youthful, exuberant 20-something, looking forward to being unleashed into the world and making your way; forging new relationships, getting a job, perhaps renting your first home. Your whole life is ahead of you! Then – BOOM – you're suddenly past 40, the last two decades have been a blur...

    • Anniversaries
    • GameCube
    • Retro
  • News Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl Adds Ren & Stimpy To Roster

    Happy happy! Joy joy!

    Update: As promised new characters for the Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl roster have been confirmed, and it's Ren & Stimpy! You can check out some footage and screens below. Original Article: Ahead of the arrival of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl on the Switch next month, the team behind the game has been slowly revealing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sonic Colours Ultimate Physical Editions Delayed In Europe, Look Set For October

    Update: Amazon Spain sets a new target

    Update (14th September): A member of the Nintendo Life team received an order update from Amazon in Spain, stating that it will be delivered on 11th October or later, so there's still quite a wait in that case. Original Article (23rd August): Just two weeks out from the September 7th release date of the...

    • Sonic
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Delays
    • SEGA
  • News Unavailability Of Classic Titles Is "Holding Game Culture Back", Says Platinum's Hideki Kamiya

    Games should be available to "everyone who wants to play them"

    The way we play and consume classic video games has become a hot topic of late, thanks largely to some rather shady practices being employed by collectors to boost the value of certain titles. While some people are keen to increase the value of their collection while it sits on the...

    • Retro
    • Hideki Kamiya
  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Pokémon Legends: Arceus On Switch

    Update: My Nintendo Store UK pre-orders are live, with bonuses

    Update (Tue 14th Sep, 2021 17:15 BST): The UK My Nintendo Store now has Pokémon Legends: Arceus pre-orders up for grabs. Purchasing from Nintendo's official store will net you a free SteelBook and an Arceus figurine, too: Alongside the announcement of Gen IV remakes for Switch of...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Poll Cruis'n Blast Is Out Today On Switch, Are You Getting It?

    Come on, get Cruis'n

    Today marks a very special day for retro arcade racing fans - with the return of the Cruis'n series. Yes, that's right, the latest 2017 arcade entry Cruis'n Blast is now available on the Nintendo Switch. It includes a total of 29 thrilling tracks, up to 23 upgradable vehicles and supports four players on the same console or...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Polls
  • Talking Point What Games Are You Looking Forward To Playing On Switch OLED?

    14 games we're dying to (re)play

    It's an odd phenomenon when new hardware comes along which makes you delve into your back catalogue for gems you might have missed, or perhaps just revisit classic titles to see how they look and perform on your shiny new system. It's something that PS5 and Xbox Series X gamers have encountered over the last year,...

    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Nintendo
    • Switch OLED
  • News Forever Entertainment Is Remaking The 1993 Data East Beat 'Em Up Night Slashers

    Coming to all major platforms

    Forever Entertainment - the same company behind remakes of Panzer Dragoon and House of the Dead - has signed an agreement with G-Mode to create a remake of the 1993 Data East beat 'em up Night Slashers for all major platforms. There's no release date just yet, but i

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Arcade
  • News Pokémon 25: The Album Gets A Release Date, Includes 14 Tracks

    Pre-order and get 6 tracks now

    The Pokémon Company has been rather busy promoting the franchises' 25th Anniversary, and one of the biggest projects has definitely been Pokémon 25: The Album. With multiple videos featuring major artists (including Katy Perry with 'Electric', above) and EP releases, there's been a steady flow of new music. Now the...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon 25
    • Music
    • Anniversary
  • News JRPG 'MONARK' Introduces Key Characters Along With New Footage

    Keep your ego in it

    NIS America continues to bring some intriguing games to the Switch, and a JRPG from the publisher that's definitely on our radar is MONARK, which has developers with history in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise working on the project. Due in early 2022, it has a new trailer (above) that introduced ally characters along with some...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Astral Chain's "Superstar" Director Is Working On A New, Unannounced Game

    "He’s working on something, but we can’t say what it is"

    PlatinumGames' boss Atsushi Inaba has recently been speaking to VGC (alongside Hideki Kamiya) about a wide range of topics – including Star Fox Zero and Bayonetta 3 – and another subject that has cropped up is the current work status of Takahisa Taura, the director of the Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Takahisa Taura
  • News Happy's Humble Burger Farm Is A First-Person Horror That Would Make Gordon Ramsay Barf

    Is this a stealth campaign for veganism?

    Hey, remember that Make-A-Wish nightmare burger restaurant that a kid made in Minecraft? If not, that sentence probably seems pretty wild, but the point is that Happy's Humble Burger Farm is that nightmare burger restaurant made reality. Or virtual reality, at least, because it's a video game. [image:2

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! Physical Switch Release Gets Delayed (Again)

    A double delay for North America

    If you've been holding out for the North American physical release of Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! on Nintendo Switch, unfortunately, it's been delayed again. Following on from the manufacturing and shipping delays in August - pushing the release date back to the end of September, publisher Serenity Forge has now...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Memory Pak If Crashing In Burnout Is Wrong, Then I Don’t Want To Be Right

    Car carnage

    Happy birthday, GameCube! It's been twenty years since your gorgeous, chunky indigo shape graced our TV stands, and we were all introduced to that beedle-deedle-deedle-deedle-beedle-deedle-beedly-beep, BLUMP. You know the one I mean. The GameCube's catalogue is so stellar that I've already written several features about its games, from...

    • GameCube
    • Features
    • Memory Pak
  • News Sumo Group Acquires Auroch Digital In Latest Notable Gaming Takeover

    Sumo Group is in the process of a major takeover by Tencent

    It's been a year with multiple major takeovers in the gaming industry, with Microsoft, EA and Tencent being notable companies investing in acquisitions. Today brings an example of how these acquisitions filter down to small but successful publishers and developers, with Sumo Group...

    • Sumo Group
    • Auroch Digital
  • News Bonfire Peaks Has A New Demo And A Release Date

    Yeaaaah, this box is on fire

    Good news for fans of fiendish puzzlers: Bonfire Peaks, made by Corey Martin and Alan Hazelden's boutique company, Draknek & Friends, is almost here! With a brand-new release date of the 30th of September, you'll be able to play this box-burning brain-twister before the leaves start to turn. Which is perfect,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
    • Switch eShop
  • News Last Soul Is An Upcoming Action Platformer With A Heroic Robot

    Out in Q2 2022, will have a Kickstarter for "pre-orders and early fan bonuses"

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    Earlier in the year we shared the announcement of Youtubers Life 2, which either has an unannounced deal with Google to use the YouTube brand or gets away with it courtesy of a non-capitalised 'T'. Either way, the original shifted well over a million copies, showing there's an appetite for the concept...

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    I have the high ground, Arachnid

    The Switch eShop isn't short of chaotic multiplayer games, but there's always room for one more. Especially when it features nimble spiders fighting with lightsabers - or 'laser swords' as the developer is legally obliged to call them - and guns. SpiderHeck is from solo developer Neverjam (Uvis Zviedris), and it's...

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