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  • Feature Best Visual Novels For Nintendo Switch

    Updated with Famicom Detective Club!

    The portability of Nintendo Switch makes it a great system to play a wide variety of genres, and while visual novels can be enjoyed perfectly well on your TV, there's something about playing them on a handheld which just feels 'right'. Since launch, the console has accrued some great examples of the genre, and...

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    • Best Switch Games
    • Switch Essentials
  • Random Nintendo's Doug Bowser Introduces His Parents To Mario Kart 8 On Switch

    Family fun for all ages

    If you wanted to get a friend or loved one hooked on the Nintendo Switch, what game would you choose for them? For some, it might be The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but for Nintendo of America's current president Doug Bowser, the top pick is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. In his latest post on...

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    • Doug Bowser
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • Nintendo
  • Soapbox Be Happy, This Is The True Golden Age Of Gaming

    Technology has transformed gaming and made it better than ever

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics or random stuff they've been thinking about, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. Today, Tom talks about why this is the greatest era of gaming. So stop complaining, ok? I'm...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Crash Bandicoot 4 Voice Actors Tease "Fun New Project"

    Could it be another Crash game?

    At the start of this month, Crash Bandicoot's resurgence was thought to be over, and then an Activision spokesperson denied a report about "layoffs" at Toys for Bob - stating how the studio would continue to support Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. Now, just a week later, the voice actors of Crash and Dr. Neo...

    • Crash Bandicoot
    • Industry
  • News Blizzard To Showcase New PVP Overwatch Maps In Special Fifth Anniversary Livestream

    A developer AMA will follow on May 24th

    Although many within the Overwatch community are still recovering from the departure of game director Jeff Kaplan last month, the latest developer update has now been posted. It's hosted by Aaron Keller - a founding member of the original Overwatch team and Jeff's replacement - and focuses on "what's next"...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Blizzard
    • Overwatch
  • News Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure Adds Hot Wheels Booster Pack DLC

    Unleash your inner speed demon

    Hot Wheels' latest crossover is with Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure - the kart racing game we described as a "surprisingly decent" alternative to the Mario Kart series. In this latest DLC offer for the game, you can get 7 Hot Wheels vehicles, four brand new tracks, all-new missions, new achievements "and more"...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Hot Wheels
  • News A New Limited-Time Pokémon Sword And Shield Item Distribution Event Has Begun

    A one-day offer!

    There's a new item distribution available in Pokémon Sword and Shield and it's only on offer for a single day - so be sure to act fast! This time around it's a Life Orb. As explained by Serebii.net, this item was given out in the Spring Single Tournament livestream from Pokémon Korea. The code you'll need this time around is:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon

Saturday15th May 2021

  • Rumour Sega Will Re-Release Sonic 3 & Knuckles In A New Sonic Collection

    Leaker says "it's back"

    This year marks Sonic the Hedgehog's 30th anniversary. Sega has previously said it's got some "exciting news" that it can't wait to share and has told fans to expect plenty of major announcements - including new games, digital content and more. There's already been a rumour ab

    • Rumour
    • Sega
    • Sonic
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • News HAL Laboratory Looking Forward To Sharing Kirby's "Next Phase" With Fans

    More adventures starring the pink puffball are on the way!

    Nintendo's pink puffball Kirby hasn't been sighted since the surprise release of Kirby Fighters 2 on the Switch last year. This doesn't necessarily mean HAL Laboratory has forgotten about him, though. Following on from an interview late last year, when the company teased new games,...

    • Kirby
    • Hal Laboratory
    • Nintendo
  • Talking Point New Super Mario Bros. Is 15 Years Old, And It's Still Fantastic

    Celebrating Mario's big 2D comeback on its anniversary

    New Super Mario Bros. is now 15 years old, hooray! Yet it's not always universally loved, so our reviewer Stuart Gipp explains why it's actually an under-rated classic. It’s quite funny to consider that the highest-selling Nintendo DS game of all time - shifting in excess of 30 million...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Super Mario
    • DS
  • News Koei Tecmo's President Would Love To See A Super Mario Musou Crossover

    But isn't sure how to "make this a reality"

    Ever since Koei Tecmo teamed up with Nintendo to release Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, fans have been wondering what other IPs from the Nintendo library could be adapted into a Musou game. In a recent interview with JP Games, Koei Tecmo president (and the producer of Samurai...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Koei Tecmo
    • Dynasty Warriors
    • Musou
  • Soapbox Game Genres Are Broken

    I love AAA F2P VR PvE FPS MMORPGs

    If your mum asked you if you wanted to watch a romantic period drama with her for Mother's Day, you'd know what to expect. Two hours of unrelenting pining between two extremely good-looking people in silly outfits, kept apart by some ridiculous social convention, at least one ludicrously sexy scene where one of the...

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    • Feature
  • News Did You Find The Easter Egg Hidden In Famicom Detective Club?

    SPOILERS FOR BOTH GAMES WITHIN!

    We hope you've been enjoying Famicom Detective Club as much as we did, and if you've finished both games — or if you're at least halfway through both of them — then there's a neat little Easter Egg that you might have already found yourself. In The Missing Heir, you're given a speed dial number to reach the...

    • Famicom Detective Club
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Easter Egg
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (May 15th)

    Solving the mystery of what to play

    Well, another week of Nintendo news and quirky weirdness has passed. We had even more stability for the Switch thanks to a firmware update, rumours of the Super Mario Odyssey team making a DK title, the internet making a meme out of an overprice

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Mobile Dev DeNA Wants To Make Its "Relationship" With Nintendo "Even Better" Going Forward

    The alliance grows stronger every day

    Nintendo's mobile partner DeNA - known for past releases such as Miitomo, Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes - has been quizzed about the future plans for the "Nintendo Alliance" during a Q&A session of its fourth-qu

    • Nintendo Mobile
    • DeNA
    • Nintendo
  • News Knockout City Goes Live On Switch Next Week With A Ten-Day Free Trial

    A special launch promotion

    EA has announced it will offer a 10-day free trial for Velan Studios' upcoming release Knockout City when it arrives on Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms on 21st May. This is the "full game" - allowing you to try out everything. "Remind your friends to set their alarm clocks for noon UTC on May 21 so the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch

Friday14th May 2021

  • Random Fans Are Having A Field Day Reviewing Nintendo Switch's Calculator

    "GOTY"

    An official screenshot of 'Calculator', now available on Nintendo Switch. Earlier this week, Nintendo Switch got its very own Calculator. It's oddly pricey, and arguably entirely unnecessary, but the absurdity of it all turned it into one of the week's most-talked-about Nintendo Switch releases. We're being serious – news is slow right...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Random
  • Random Check Out These "Mock-Ups" Of Game Boy Advance For Switch Online

    Please Nintendo, we're begging you!

    If you're like us, by now, you're probably missing Game Boy Advance games. Nintendo made them available during the Wii U generation on the eShop and also gave them to 3DS ambassadors in 2011. So, what about the Switch Online? Could we perhaps see them on this paid service one day? We're evidently not the only...

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    • Game Boy Advance
    • GBA
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Mediatonic Accidentally Leaked The Fall Guys Source Code

    BackUpThisFolder_ButDontShipItWithYourGame

    Someone — or potentially multiple someones — are having a really, really bad day at Mediatonic HQ, as the latest patch for Fall Guys included... their entire source code. Oops. As you can see on SteamDB, a website which tracks changes to Steam's database, Fall Guys was updated with a bunch of new...

    • Fall Guys
    • Mediatonic
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Katy Perry's Pokémon Song 'Electric' Is Out Now

    Feat. Pikachu and Pichu

    Update #2: The moment has arrived, folks – Katy Perry's 'Electric' is out now. Enjoy! Update: Good Morning America has shared a sneak peek at Katy Perry's upcoming music video for 'Electric', the song created in conjunction with Pokémon (thanks, Serebii). Remember that you can pre-save the song at the link in our...

    • Pokemon
    • Music
  • News Cyberpunk RPG Laxidaze Aims To Combine Pokémon With Final Fantasy VII Remake

    What a combo!

    Indie developer Machine Elf Studios is going big with its debut title, hoping to create an intriguing fusion of games like Pokémon, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Monster Hunter. Laxidaze is a "monster-taming action RPG set in a cyber-funk future that features third-person combat and soci

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Pokémon Fan Reimagines The Diamond And Pearl Remakes As Full 3D Games

    Introducing "Pokémon Adventures Sinnoh"

    When Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl got revealed earlier this year, one of the major talking points was about the graphics and top-down chibi art style. In our very own poll, fans said they expected more from Pokémon games on Switch and wanted the remakes to look more like

    • Video
    • Pokemon
  • Guide Famicom Detective Club Guide - Walkthrough, Tips And Hints

    I solve crimes with a little help from my friends

    After many years as Japan-only adventure games that released for the Famicom Disk System, Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir and Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind have been remade and brought to the West for the first time with a new localisation. Want to know which one to play...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Switch AniMAY Sale Discounts Lots Of Anime Games, Up To 84% Off (North America)

    Dragon Ball, Naruto, Sword Art Online, more!

    Another welcome sale has appeared on the Nintendo Switch eShop, this time discounting plenty of anime-inspired games. Jumping on the AniMAY trend, the sale includes all sorts of fan-favourites like Dragon Ball, Naruto Shippuden, Sword Art Online, Digimon, and more. We've got all the details for you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • North America
  • News There's An Animal Crossing Glitch That Lets You Sit In The Hot Tub

    The Nintendo Switch is now a "hot tub time!" machine

    YOU CAN NOW SIT IN THE WATER IN ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS. This is not a drill, folks — though it is a glitch, and we can't promise that it won't break your game, so be careful if you want to try it out. New Horizons players have figured out a new glitch in the game that lets you clip...

    • Glitch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Last Year, Roughly 20% Of Switch Console Sales Went To Households That Already Owned One

    And Nintendo expects this demand to increase

    With the Switch doubling up as a home and handheld games console – and especially now that the portable-only Switch Lite is available – it's easy to see why multiple people in the same household would want their own system. Having multiple Switches in the house provides better multiplayer experiences,...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News You Can Now Get A Platinum And Gold Point Coin Pin Set From My Nintendo (US)

    Or a New Pokémon Snap zipper case

    My Nintendo in North America is offering some new rewards for its members. The highlight is a physical Platinum and Gold Point Coin Pin Set. You know, the currency you use on the online store to buy various wallpapers and items? Yeah, that. "Show off your My Nintendo pride with this exclusive pin set featuring a...

    • My Nintendo
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • US
    • North America
  • Feature Castlevania Season 4 Review - An Epic Ending To Netflix's Hugely Satisfying Series

    Netflix's adaptation comes to its dramatic conclusion

    And so it ends. After four seasons which have defied expectations of what a long-form episodic adaptation of a video game series can really be, Netflix's macabre vision of Konami's Castlevania comes to a close in a 10-part epic which does a better job than you might expect of tying up all those...

    • Features
    • Castlevania
    • Netflix
  • News Akiba's Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed Gets A Western Switch Release This July

    Launching in Japan this month

    Update [Fri 14th May, 2021 00:55 BST]: XSEED Games and Acquire Corp have announced Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed will be released in North America for Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms on 20th July. It will set you back $39.99 USD. Marvelous Europe has not yet confirmed if its local release date...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • North America
  • News Ace Attorney Games Are Now On Sale Across Switch And 3DS (North America)

    Four games on offer for a limited time

    In the mood for a bit of Ace Attorney? Well, what great timing you have! For a limited time, four Ace Attorney games across Nintendo Switch and 3DS have been discounted in the US. We've got the full list for you below – feel free to click on any games that pique your interest to read our further coverage and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Sales
    • North America
  • Poll The Famicom Detective Club Games Are Out Today On Switch, Are You Getting Them?

    Have your say...

    It can be easy to get frustrated with Nintendo and the way in which it treats its legacy content – sure, you can play Super Mario Bros. on every system under the sun, but plenty of the company's more obscure titles are just impossible to enjoy legitimately these days. Thankfully, then, today's Famicom Detective Club launches are a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Polls
  • News Sam & Max Save The World Gets A 'Beefy' Demo On Switch

    Way to take the short view, little buddy

    In the history of Telltale Games, which ultimately had a rather sad ending, it was Sam & Max that gave the studio one of its earliest hits, which itself was a revival of the classic '90s IP. When Sam & Max Save The World arrived last year on Switch, remastering all of the content from that first...

    • Switch eShop
    • Sam & Max
    • Demo
  • Nintendo Download 14th May (Europe)

    Famicom Detective Club! Subnautica! Calculator!

    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 eShop - New Releases: #1 Anagrams (Eclipse Games, 14th...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Here's A Look At The Rockin' Opening Movie For NEO: The World Ends With You

    Game launches this July

    In addition to a number of first-party titles coming to the Switch between now and the end of the year, there are also plenty of third-party offerings. One of them happens to be NEO: The World Ends with You - a sequel to the original 2007/08 DS title. Ahead the NEO's July 27th release, Nintendo and Square Enix have decided...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • News Harvest Moon: One World Update Promises Longer Days And More Time With Your Animals

    Tweaks based on player feedback

    If you've been enjoying Harvest Moon: One World on Nintendo Switch, you'll be pleased to know that Natsume has dropped a new update addressing a couple of quality of life issues raised by player feedback. The patch, available to download as we speak, focuses on the length of your in-game days and the lifespan of your...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Chess Knights: Shinobi Is Making Its Move On Switch Soon

    Check it out, mate

    It may be that Chess Knights: Viking Lands passed you by on Switch in March, but if you actually like chess you should look it up. At an extremely budget price you get a whole lot of chess-style puzzles to solve against some nicely themed backdrops. It does its job admirably, even if it's a very niche job. If, like this writer,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Super Rare Games Confirms A Physical Edition Of Inmost

    5000 copies in total, with 2000 steelbook versions

    Inmost, from developer Hidden Layer Games, is an intriguing title that tells a dark and at times troubling tale. It does so with a great deal of style and some impressive narrative moments, as we explained in our Inmost review. It's now getting a physical release via Super Rare Games; as is the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Rare Games

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