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  • News The ESA Reminds Us That E3 Will Return

    The show must go on

    E3 might have been cancelled this year due to the global pandemic, but that doesn't mean it won't be making a return. A fresh new tweet from the official expo account has reminded followers that the convention still exists "thanks to video games" and that it will be back. There's also a short promotional video attached, take a...

    • E3
    • Industry
    • Entertainment Software Association

YesterdayWed, 8th Jul 2020

  • Feature 8 Games That Could Really Benefit From A Modern Remake On Switch

    How about revisiting and repairing some flawed gems?

    Ever since the rumour that several 3D Super Mario remasters may be coming to Switch, we've been champing at the bit to experience those classics again on Switch. Say what you like about Switch ports but if they're treated with the care and respect they deserve, we're all for bringing...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Retro
  • Random This Paper Mario: The Origami King Pamphlet Is An Advertising Masterclass

    Bravo, Nintendo. Bravo

    If you hadn't already guessed from the title, Paper Mario: The Origami King has a pretty strong origami theme running throughout its plot. It's set in the Origami Kingdom, features origami characters, and with the entire series being rather literally about paper, you can bet that there'll be plenty of origami puns to be found...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Paper Mario
    • Random
  • News There Are Reportedly "No Plans" To Fix Deadly Premonition 2's Awful Frame Rate

    So just deal with it, we guess?

    So, the Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise reviews are out today and - as we discussed in our very own write up about the game - the frame rate is truly abysmal. If you've read our review, you'll remember us talking about hitching animations, frame freezes, horrible pop-in, and plenty besides, and a similar...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Here Are The Switch eShop's Best-Selling Games Of June 2020 (Japan)

    Animal Crossing loses top spot

    Earlier this week, we shared a list of the top 15 most-downloaded Switch games in Europe for the month of June, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons had once again returned to the top spot. Things are a little different over in Japan, however, as you're about to find out. Below, you'll find a list of the 20...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News New Book Charts The Oral History Of Street Fighter II, And It's On Kickstarter Now

    Over 60 people interviewed

    UK book publisher Read-Only Memory has announced that it is releasing a book which charts the history of Capcom's Street Fighter II, as told by the people who made it happen. "The culmination of several years of research by acclaimed games writer Matt Leone, Like a Hurricane gathers together over 60 voices, spread across...

    • Books
    • Retro
    • Street Fighter
  • News Sega's New Astro City Micro-Console Is Packed With 36 Arcade Gems

    Update: Trailer and official site are live!

    Update: Sega has just released the trailer shown above, as well as the official Japanese site. Original Story [Tue 7th Jul, 2020 10:15 BST]: You may have assumed that, with the release of the Mega Drive Mini and the upcoming

    • Sega
    • Japan
    • Hardware
  • News WWE 2K Battlegrounds Scores September Switch Release, New Trailer Appears

    Featuring more than 70 WWE superstars

    2K has revealed that the upcoming arcade-style brawler WWE 2K Battlegrounds will be launching on Nintendo Switch and other platforms on 18th September. The game will feature a roster of more than 70 WWE superstars and legends at launch, with additional characters to be added at a later date. When the game was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Animal Crossing Fans Left Upset After Nintendo Patches Out Neat Camera Trick

    Well, this wasn't in the patch notes

    Last Friday, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was updated to Version 1.3.0, adding a number of new features including the ability to swim and dive. The new content has naturally served as a breath of fresh air for anyone starting to feel a little stuck in their daily routine, but players have noticed that the update...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • Random Rather Than Pay A Fortune For The Legendary SNES PlayStation, One Man Built His Own

    The dream of the '90s is finally here!

    The discovery of the SNES PlayStation sent shockwaves through the gaming community back in 2015. A collaboration between Sony and Nintendo, the unit was intended to meet the challenge of CD-based systems like the Mega CD and TurboDuo, but it was never released; Nintendo infamously left So

    • Random
    • Nintendo PlayStation
    • Sony
    • SNES
  • Random Running Zelda: Breath Of The Wild With 29 Mods Is As Chaotic As You'd Expect

    You've never seen Hyrule like this

    We've seen some pretty cool Zelda: Breath of the Wild mods over the years - just last week we saw Ocarina of Time's Lon Lon Ranch be modded into the game, and someone even got Samus and her Gunship in there once - but nothing even comes close to the absurdity you're

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mods
    • Random
  • News You Can Now Pre-Order The Amazing SEGA Astro City Mini

    Relive your youth

    We recently reported on Sega's upcoming new micro-console, the Astro City Mini which comes packed with 36 classic arcade games. Originally launched in 1993, the Astro City cabinet is still one of the most recognisable features in Japanese arcades, and is beloved by collectors. Only a handful of Sega's arcade classics have been...

    • Deals
    • Japan
    • Sega
  • News The First Review For Paper Mario: The Origami King Is Now In

    A must-have, or simply mediocre?

    The very first review of Paper Mario: The Origami King has now been released courtesy of Japanese publication, Famitsu. The review arrives just over a week ahead of the game's official release. As you many know, Famitsu's scoring system has four different reviewers rate the game out of ten. The magazine's reviewers...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Paper Mario
  • News First 4 Figures Provides First Look At Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask Statue

    Update: Pre-orders are live

    Update: Pre-orders are now open. <products id="12638"> Original Story [Tue 16th Jun, 2020 15:45 BST]: Makers of super-lovely, super-pricey gaming statues, First 4 Figures, have teased us with a first look at their upcoming figure inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. This is actually the second time...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Merchandise
    • First 4 Figures
  • News Octopath Traveler To Be Represented In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Event

    New spirits arrive this weekend

    Nintendo has shared details of its next Spirit event coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and this time Square Enix's popular RPG Octopath Traveler will be joining in the fun. Four new Spirits will be added to the Spirit Board, all in celebration of the Octopath's second anniversary. The Spirits will split the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Feature Every Nintendo Switch Online SNES Game Ranked

    All the SNES games, ranked by you

    Update: Now includes Donkey Kong Country and Natsume Championship Wrestling, coming to Nintendo Switch Online in the West on 15th July. Remember, this list evolves as users rate the games within, so head to the games' profiles and rate them out of 10 if you'd like to see the rankings below alter. The library of...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • SNES
    • Best Games
  • Reminder Catherine: Full Body Is Out Now For The Nintendo Switch

    She's back

    The cult classic Catherine: Full Body is now available on the Nintendo Switch. This action-adventure puzzler comes with all the original add-on content and three new voices from the Persona series. Here's a bit about the backstory: Our story centers around commitment phobic Vincent, who is at a crossroads of taking the next step in his...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Atlus
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield Version 1.2.1 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Bug fixes and more

    Nintendo has rolled out a new update for Pokémon Sword and Shield. This bumps the game up to version 1.2.1. According to the official support page, it fixes a bug and several other issues to improve the gameplay experience. Take a look below: Ver. 1.2.1 (Released July 7, 2020) A bug in regards to the number of digits for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Updates
  • News Shin Megami Tensei Is Being Added To Japan's NSO Super Famicom Collection

    Gun-Dec is also on the way

    We know Donkey Kong Country was just confirmed for the Nintendo Switch Online here in the west, but once again, Japan's monthly line-up seems to be slightly better. Instead of Natsume Championship Wrestling, in its place is the 1992 Super Famicom RPG Shin Megami Tensei by Atlus. Here's the rundown, courtesy of

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Japan
    • Atlus
    • Super Famicom
  • News Donkey Kong Country Swings Onto The Switch Online SNES Service Next Week

    Rare's 1994 classic returns

    Nintendo has announced its Switch Online games for the month of July. Most notably, it welcomes back the 1994 classic, Donkey Kong Country. Alongside this is the arrival of the SNES title Natsume Championship Wrestling (originally released in the same year), and the 1990 Electronic Arts NES title, The Immortal. Each of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo
    • Donkey Kong Country
  • News Psyonix Celebrates Rocket League's Fifth Anniversary With A Huge Infographic

    Soaring to new heights

    Following on from Pokémon GO turning four, Rocket League is now five - yes, five - years old. When it was originally rolled out on PC and PS4 in July 2015, the world went absolutely bonkers for this new futuristic hybrid sport, Soccar. Since then, Psyonix's game has grown each year. The Nintendo Switch version arrived in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Rocket League

Tuesday7th Jul 2020

  • News No, Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2's Voice Work Isn't Complete

    Update: Podcast which ran the interview issues statement

    Update: The Spanish podcast 'A Coffee With Nintendo' which ran the recording has issued its own statement on the confusion: Update: [Mon 6th Jul, 2020 17:45 BST] GameXplain has done some digging and apparently the original interview was mistranslated. Voice actors Navarro and Nerea Alfonso...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Is Reportedly Up For Sale

    Update: Microsoft might also be interested

    Update (Tue 7th Jul, 2020 07:45 BST): According to a report from The Information (via vg247), Xbox giant Microsoft has shown interest in acquiring Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. This places it alongside Take-Two Interactive, Electronic Arts and Activision-Blizzard. At this stage, no deal has been...

    • Industry
    • Warner Bros
  • Hardware Review Should You Ditch Your GameCube Discs For The GC Loader?

    We go hands-on with the system's ODE option

    Back when cartridges were the main means of distributing video games on home consoles, the prospect of optical media was a technological revolution of sorts; these shiny discs promised greater storage at a cheaper cost (not that the consumer always saw the latter benefit), and carts were considered to be...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Hardware Review
    • GameCube
  • News Polymega Will Launch For Real This November - Or Earlier, If We're Lucky

    Famicom carts could get support, too

    We've been keeping our eyes on the Polymega for what feels like forever; the console aims to be the only retro gaming device you'll need, offering support for a wide range of systems, including NES, SNES, Mega Drive, Neo Geo CD and even Sony PlayStation. The project has hit a few delays over the past few years,...

    • Polymega
    • Hardware
    • Retro
  • News Waifu Uncovered Mixes Bullet-Hell With Boobies, And Even Comes With A "One Finger" Mode

    "Destroy the clothes, save the waifus!"

    Eastasiasoft has confirmed that it is bringing One-Hand-Free Studios' Waifu Uncovered to the Nintendo Switch eShop on July 16th, with digital pre-load starting this week, on July 9th. Described as a "sexy and naughty" shmup, Waifu Uncovered mixes bullet-hell action with "a light-hearted story" in which you...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Splatoon And Animal Crossing iPhone Cases Are Once Again Available In The UK

    Act fast!

    Update: Great news! The Splatoon and Animal Crossing iPhone cases have appeared on the My Nintendo website once again in the UK. They're available right now for the same prices as before (£29.99 for the fancy Splatoon ones, £24.99 for the more basic designs), although expect to see shipping fees on top. Act fast if you want one, because...

    • Splatoon
    • Animal Crossing
    • My Nintendo
    • UK
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Adds New Limited-Time Item To Celebrate Japan's Tanabata Festival

    Grab it while you can!

    If you're still loving life on your island getaway and want to keep up to date with everything going on in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you'll want to make sure you pick up this latest limited-time item. Available from Nook Shopping, this brand new seasonal item has appeared to celebrate Tanabata, a special Japanese...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Demon-Slaying RPG Ys Origin Announced For Nintendo Switch, Physical Editions Confirmed

    Launching in 2020

    Ys Origin, the prequel to the popular action-RPG franchise's entire series, will be launching on Nintendo Switch later this year, it has been confirmed. The news comes from publisher Dotemu, which has revealed that alongside a digital eShop release, fans in North America will be able to pick up one of two physical versions from...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Stardew Valley Creator Teases Version 1.5 - Expect New End-Game Content And Much More

    What's behind the door?

    One game that just seems to keep getting better with age is the lifestyle farming simulator, Stardew Valley. The previous patch - version 1.4 - was rolled out at the end of last year, and in the latest update on Twitter, creator Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone has now teased version 1.5. This update is apparently coming along...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News New Video Shows Super Nintendo World's Thwomp With Red Glowing Eyes

    Watch out, Yoshi

    Although Super Nintendo World's launch in Japan has been officially delayed, there's still new footage of the park surfacing on social media on a daily basis. Last weekend, we got a look at Mario's enemy Thwomp in action and now, in the latest update, someone has captured footage of it at night-time. While it might not sound all...

    • Super Nintendo World
    • Universal
    • Japan
  • Mini Review Superliminal - A Mind-Bending Visual Puzzler With A Powerful Message

    Well seasoned perspective

    Ever since Valve’s iconic puzzler Portal launched back in 2007, we’ve seen a number of developers put their own spin on the genre, including ChromaGun, The Witness, and The Talos Principle. Superliminal is one of the more successful efforts; a mind-bending jaunt into a mysterious facility that turns out

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
  • News Nintendo Shares A Quick Taste Of Paper Mario: The Origami King's Soundtrack

    The soothing sounds of the Café theme

    We're now just ten days away from Mario's next grand adventure in Paper Mario: The Origami King and if you're anything like us, you'll be itching to jump in and explore its new open-world design. Thankfully, Nintendo has given us another quick taste of what the game will offer with a lovely soundtrack tease...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Paper Mario
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Music
  • Mini Review kuso - An Accessible Yet Challenging eShop Gem

    The least appropriately-named game of all time?

    The sheer purity of kuso is almost disconcerting. A simple 2D platformer with no major traversal mechanics besides running and jumping, it's quite a difficult sell to the seasoned platform veteran. You have the ability to drop checkpoints instantly (a little like Ori and the Blind Forest), which means...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Niantic Got Rian Johnson To Direct A Pokémon GO Commercial

    "It was a real pleasure"

    Niantic's augmented reality mobile game Pokémon GO has just turned four years old. To celebrate in style, it's teamed up with the Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Knives Out director, Rian Johnson, to produce a special commercial for Pokémon GO Fest 2020 (taking place on 25th - 26th July). Johnson describes himself as a...

    • Random
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon GO
    • Niantic
  • News Retro-Style RPG CrossCode Gets Treated To Some Lovely Physical Editions On Switch

    Pre-orders now live!

    If you're wanting to get your hands on a physical edition of CrossCode, the retro-inspired 2D action RPG launching on Switch later this week, you're most certainly in luck. A number of different options are available to pre-order as we speak. Three different editions are available in total - the Retail, Steelbook, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Square Enix Trademarks Super Famicom RPG Live A Live In Australia And Europe

    Will it finally be localised?

    Square Enix has a huge library of role-playing games, and some of them haven't even been released in the west. One game, in particular, that never got officially localised was the 1994 Super Famicom RPG, Live A Live. With any luck, we might finally see this game make its way to other regions. Gematsu has discovered...

    • Square Enix
    • Super Famicom
    • Australia
    • Europe
  • News Death Crown Brings Fast-Paced Real-Time Strategy To Switch This November

    Games will be 'settled in a matter of minutes'

    Real-time strategy title Death Crown is set to launch on Nintendo Switch this November, it has been confirmed. The game first launched on Steam last year, generating 'very positive' user reviews since release, and is now headed to consoles with a customised control system and two DLC packs included -...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Award-Winning And Utterly Bonkers Kart Racer Supermarket Shriek Announced For Switch

    Here's something a little different...

    PQube and Billy Goat Entertainment have revealed that Supermarket Shriek is screeching and shouting its way to Switch later this year. The game has you taking control of a man and a goat in a shopping cart (yep, the absurdity is already strong with this one). It's a physics-based experience in which making...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Adventures Of Chris Is A '90s-Inspired Platformer Starring A Charmingly Unlikely Hero

    Everyone loves an underdog

    Graffiti Games and Guin Entertainment have revealed that Adventures of Chris, a new and upcoming platformer, will be launching on Switch this summer. You'll be playing as the titular Chris, a "chubby underdog kid with wacky superpowers", taking on platforming challenges and villains aplenty. Chris has an intriguing skill...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Yacht Club Is Seeking A Gameplay Programmer For A New 3D Project

    More Shovel Knight, or something else?

    Earlier this year, Yacht Club games revealed it would be moving on from Shovel Knight's original outing after six years of development. Although the company hasn't made any official announcements yet, at least one project in the pipeline seems to be 3D. Gamasutra's Job Board has issued a reminder of this -...

    • Yacht Club Games
    • Shovel Knight
  • News MX vs ATV All Out Races Onto Switch This September

    With split-screen and 8-player online

    THQ Nordic and Rainbow Studios have announced that MX vs ATV All Out will be racing onto a Nintendo Switch near you this September. Described as "the complete off-road racing and lifestyle experience", the game has players choosing from bikes, ATVs and UTVs and refining their rider style and their own private...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

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