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  • News My Time At Sandrock Is Adding Cross-Platform Multiplayer

    Coming to Switch this summer

    The construction RPG and life sim My Time At Sandrock will be getting a cross-platform multiplayer update this summer. It will allow users on Switch, Xbox, PlayStation, and PC to team up and experience "combat, construction, social activities and more". Although My Time At Sandrock didn't launch in the best state on...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Soapbox I Flew 3,000 Miles To Get My Arse Handed To Me In Mario Party

    Or, how a game about betrayal brought me closer to my friends

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Kate reminisces about a memorable trip... to Loser Town! I can't believe I've been allowed to use the word "arse" in a title. I feel...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Travelogue
    • Mario Party
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (13th April)

    Oh, Penitent one

    Right then, it's the weekend, but before we dive into what we're playing, let's take a look at what's been going on this week. First up, it was announced that Balatro would be getting its first major update, but keep calm, as it's not Switch-bound just yet. We caught wind of a rather pointless mod that allows

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
  • News Rise Of The Triad: Ludicrous Edition Receives Cross-Platform Multiplayer Update

    And multiple Switch-specific improvements

    There are now even more reasons to check out the retro first-person shooter Rise of the Triad with a new update adding cross-play support. It means you can now engage in multiplayer firefights with your friends on other systems including Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. Here's Nightdive's summary of Version 1.1...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Corn Kidz 64 Brings N64-Inspired 3D Platforming To Switch This Month

    Update: N64 wireless controller support confirmed

    Update [Sat 13th Apr, 2024 02:00 BST]: Diplodocus Games has shared some exciting news on social media - revealing a pre-release patch for Corn Kidz 64 on the Switch will add support for Switch Online Nintendo 64 wireless controllers. To activate "trident controls", you'll need to press R on the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • N64
  • News Crash Bandicoot 4 Sales Reportedly Surpass Five Million

    Crash is back!

    It seems the fourth major Crash Bandicoot game has experienced plenty of sales success since its initial 2020 release. According to Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time design director Toby Schadt (via LinkedIn), the "well-received sequel" has supposedly sold over five million copies since its original debut on PlayStation and Xbox...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Crash Bandicoot
    • Activision
    • Sales

Friday12th Apr 2024

  • News Nintendo Expands Switch Online's SNES Library With Three More Titles

    Including a few Japanese exclusives

    Nintendo continues to bolster its Switch Online retro library and today it's added three more titles to the Super Nintendo collection. This line-up is a little bit different as includes a few Japan-only Super Famicom releases. This includes Wrecking Crew '98 - a sequel to the original NES title, and Sunsoft's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Online
    • Nintendo
    • Updates
    • SNES
  • News Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Update 2 Now Available, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Featuring a new leopard skin outfit for Lara

    After a great start in February, Aspyr has continued to improve the overall experience in Tomb Raider I-III Remastered with new updates. The latest one has now officially gone live. Update 2 includes improvements across all the games, individual updates for all three games, fixes, and much more. Aspyr...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Tomb Raider
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News QubicGames' Switch eShop Sale Takes Over 100 Games Down To Just $0.20 Each

    Sales also available in Europe / UK

    Publisher QubicGames has announced that it is launching a 20th Anniversary Switch eShop sale in North America and Europe, slashing the prices of over 100 digital titles. It will be available from 12th April to 1st May 2024. The paramaters and prices are very much dependent on your region with this one, so let's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • US
    • Europe
  • Guide Best Prince Of Persia Games Of All Time - Switch And Nintendo Systems

    Every Nintendo Prince of Persia game, ranked by you

    2024 is turning out to be a pretty good year for Prince of Persia. We got the excellent Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown in January, and then rumours of a new game from none other than Dead Cells devs Evil Empire proved to be true

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  • News Discord Reportedly Removing Servers And Creator Accounts For Switch Emulators

    Nintendo's shadow looms

    Discord is reportedly removing servers for the Nintendo Switch emulators Suyu and Sudachi while also completely disabling the accounts for their respective developers. As covered by The Verge, the developers for the emulators had received communication from Discord about how they were supposedly sharing content that violates...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Discord
  • News Ex-PlayStation Dev Gio Corsi Joins Nintendo of America

    "Here we go!"

    Gio Corsi, who is perhaps best known in the industry for his six-year tenure at PlayStation, has announced that he has joined Nintendo of America's 'AAA Third-Party Portfolio Management' team. Announced via a post on X, Corsi said "This week I began my new gig filled with fun & adventure", while his profile has now been updated...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo of America
    • Industry
    • PlayStation
  • News Inti Creates' Cat Action Platformer 'Umbraclaw' Scores Free eShop Demo

    Out meow!

    Right before its official release on 30th May, Inti Creates has brought us a free demo for the upcoming cat action platformer, Umbraclaw. Now available on the Switch eShop, the Umbraclaw demo packs in a decent amount of content. You'll be able to access the game's tutorial, play through its opening two stages (including boss battles) and...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Demos
  • News Switch Online's 'Missions & Rewards' Adds Princess Peach: Showtime! Icons

    Update: The final wave is now available

    Update #3 [Fri 12th Apr, 2024 03:30 BST]: The fourth and final wave of Princess Peach: Showtime! icons for Switch Online users has now been made available. The icons are priced at 10 Platinum Points and the backgrounds and frames are 5 points each. This new wave will be available until 18th April 2024, so get...

    • Princess Peach
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Online
    • Nintendo
  • News Quake-Powered FPS Wrath: Aeon Of Ruin Locks In New Switch Release Date

    It's finally arriving later this month

    Save the date! The Quake-powered first-person shooter Wrath: Aeon of Ruin has locked in a new release date for the Switch. After it was meant to arrive in Spring 2023, the new date for consoles has now been scheduled for later this month on 25th April. So it's finally happening! The same title exited early...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Piko Interactive Collection 4 (Evercade) - N64 Emulation Comes To Evercade

    Time Extension The gloves are off

    Piko Interactive, as we've mentioned in the past, is a company which acquires the IP of other firms – such as those which are no longer in business – and repackages them for re-release, either on their existing system or modern-day ones. We've already had three packs of Piko-owned games for Evercade, but this fourth helping...

    • Reviews
    • Evercade
  • News Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Is The Next Nintendo Switch Online Free Game Trial (Europe)

    Rising up

    Are you curious about Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising? Do you have an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription? Well you're in luck because 505 Games' muddled metroidvania has been announced as Europe's next free game trial. The trial kicks off on the Switch eShop today (12th April) and you can play as much as you'd like for free until 18th...

    • News
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Europe
  • News Pokémon-Like 'Coromon' Scores A Physical Switch Release, Pre-Orders Open Next Week

    Another "Limited Run" entry

    If you've been interested in the Pokémon-Like Coromon since its arrival on Switch but have been holding out for a physical release, Limited Run has now announced a hard copy of the game will go on sale very soon. Pre-orders for Coromon on Switch will open next week on 19th April and will be available until 19th May. A...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe And Splatoon 3 World Championships Get Underway This Weekend

    Meet the competitors

    Following the cancellation of Nintendo Live 2024 in Tokyo, the world championships for both Splatoon 3 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe had to be rescheduled for a later date. Well, that date is now here as the events get underway today (or tomorrow, depending on your time zone). The championships themselves will be taking place in...

    • News
    • Nintendo
    • Japan
    • Mario Kart
    • Splatoon

Thursday11th Apr 2024

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Puzzle Games

    Piecing it together

    Update: We've given this list a bit of a tidy-up and added both Pocket Card Jockey: Ride On! and Botany Manor. Enjoy! From the very beginning, Nintendo handhelds have been a powerhouse in the puzzle genre, championing games that might have been lost in the bombastic, graphics-obsessed arena of home consoles. Switch’s bridging...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Guides
    • Switch Essentials
    • Best Switch Games
  • News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Uniqlo Range Officially Announced

    Update: USA release confirmed

    Update [Thu, 11th Apr, 2024, 19:30 BST]: Uniqlo has confirmed that the previously announced Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom range will be launching in stores and online in North America on 25th April. Taking to social media to confirm the release, Uniqlo said that the clothing items — which can be wishlisted now — will...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Uniqlo
    • Clothing
    • North America
  • News Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance's Protagonist Rocks An Awesome New Look

    'Sacrifice' trailer debuts

    Atlus has revealed a brand new trailer along with some fresh information for Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance ahead of its expected release on 14th June, 2024. What's particularly drawn our eye is the brand new form for the game's protagonist, which is accessible via the new 'Canon of Veangeance' story path. For those not...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sunsoft Announces 'Retro Game Selection' For Switch, English Release Planned

    Three Famicom games in one collection

    Japanese game company Sunsoft has officially announced Sunsoft is Back! Retro Game Selection for the Nintendo Switch. It will be making its way across to the hybrid system in Japan later this month on 18th April. The good news is an English version is also on the way! This upcoming release will be comprised of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Famicom
  • News Saber Interactive CEO Doesn't Think $70 Video Games Are Sustainable

    "I think the market is going to shift"

    This generation has seen the arrival of $70 USD triple-A titles and even Nintendo has upped its prices with Link's latest outing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. While it seems like this new price point is here to stay, Saber Interactive's CEO Matthew Karch doesn't think it's a sustainable model and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Industry
  • Hands On Xeno Crisis On SNES Really Is A Dream Come True

    Time Extension Room clear!

    When UK studio Bitmap Bureau began its noble quest to get Xeno Crisis on every system imaginable – including Neo Geo, Dreamcast, GameCube and N64 – it became something of a running joke that the SNES, one of the most popular classic consoles of all time, never seemed to get any love.

    • Previews
    • Nintendo
    • SNES
    • Hands On
  • Soapbox I Thought I'd Clear My Backlog In 2024, But The Switch Had Other Ideas

    Back(log) pain

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Jim is finding 2024 to be a little more stacked than he expected... 2023 was a wild ride on Switch. In any given year, the likes of Fire Emblem Engage, Pikmin 4, Outer Wilds, Ghost...

    • Soapbox
    • Features
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Nintendo Download 11th April (North America)

    Botany Manor! Grounded! Slave Zero X!

    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: Botany Manor (Whitethorn Digital, 9th...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Pac-Man's New Battle Royale Game Chomps Its Way To Switch Next Month

    Waka waka

    After being revealed last October, Bandai Namco has today announced that the catchily-titled Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs will be bringing even more Pac-Man-based battle royale action to Switch on 9th May. Mega Tunnel Battle originally launched on Google Stadia back in 2020, though the game has obviously disappeared in the...

    • News
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Japanese Charts Princess Peach: Showtime Claims The Throne For The Third Week In A Row

    Still holding on

    We are back, back, back with a fresh look at the Japanese gaming charts from Famitsu (via Gematsu) and Nintendo's latest is once again at the top of the ladder. Yep, Princess Peach: Showtime! is ruling over the competition for the third week in a row, with an additional 19,612 units keeping it in pole position. If you think those...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Sales
  • News Brotato Is Getting A Free Four-Player Couch Co-Op Update And New DLC

    'Abyssal Terrors' coming this summer

    The top-down arena shooter roguelite Brotato will be getting new DLC this summer titled Abyssal Horrors. Along with new potatoes, items, and weapons, it will also add new maps (which transport you to the depths below) and new weapons. Perhaps most excitingly, the game is adding a free four-player couch co-op...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • DLC
  • News School Management Sim 'Let's School' Will Enroll On Switch This Summer

    School's... in?

    As a part of yesterday's Triple-I Initiative showcase, PM Studios and Pathea Games announced that the sweet school management sim Let's School will be ringing the bell on Switch this summer. This one launched on Steam last July and has since gone on to rack up thousands of 'Very Positive' reviews. In it, you take on the role of a...

    • News
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News 34 Sports Games: World Edition Brings Minigame Mayhem To Switch This June

    An enhanced version of "30 Sport Games in 1"

    We're well past the Wii Sports generation at this point, but this hasn't stopped certain companies from releasing collections featuring all sorts of sports-themed minigames. With this in mind, Maximum Entertainment has announced it will be bringing another sports compilation to the Switch on 28th June...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Fashion Dreamer Receives Another Free Update For Switch, Here's What's Included

    Future Fair has arrived

    Since its arrival on the Nintendo Switch, Fashion Dreamer has received multiple major updates adding all sorts of content. This week marks the arrival of "free update 5" - officially titled Future Fair - which includes with Limited Time Fair Rewards as well as new Catalog items. There are some new Gacha items, roo. Keep in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates

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