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TodayMon, 23rd Nov 2020

  • News Nintendo Goes Big With Cyber Deals Sale, Up To 50% Off Top Switch Games (North America)

    Zelda, Xenoblade, Mario and more!

    Nintendo has announced a Cyber Deals sale on the Switch eShop in North America, discounting plenty of amazing games by as much as 50% (although some discounts actually go a little higher). There are lots of titles available including some of Nintendo's very own major hits. Check out the list below, and take...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Black Friday
    • Sales
    • North America
  • Random Super-Clever AR Hacks Make Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Really Shine

    Wanna be inspired?

    With the right setup, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit can be a real blast. If you've got the imagination – and perhaps more importantly, the space – it can offer a Mario Kart experience truly unlike any other. Of course, some creative folk are taking things well beyond the norm, including the annoyingly imaginative people...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • Random
  • News Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity UK Launch Sales Are 'Nearly 324% Bigger' Than Original

    But not as high as traditional Zeldas

    Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has had a very decent start to life in the UK, with physical sales being significantly higher than those of Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition at launch. As you may have seen from our UK charts round-up earlier today, Age of Calamity managed to earn a sixth-place debut behind...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • UK
  • News Square Enix Announces NEO: The World Ends With You, A Sequel To The DS Original

    Launching 2021

    Square Enix has announced a sequel to the Nintendo DS classic, The World Ends With You. Titled Neo: The World Ends with You, the game will launch on both Nintendo Switch and PS4 in summer 2021. The release window was revealed alongside debut gameplay footage in an announcement trailer for the title, which you can see above. The game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The World Ends With You Anime Launches April 2021 In Japan, New Trailer Released

    International release also planned for 2021

    Square Enix has shared a brand new trailer for the upcoming anime inspired by DS JRPG, The World Ends With You. The trailer shows off some of the scenes you can expect to see in the final product before confirming an April 2021 release window for Japan. An international release is also expected in 2021,...

    • Square Enix
    • Anime
  • Hardware Review 8BitDo's Arcade Stick Grants That Coin-Op Feel To Your Switch

    Spare change not required

    While analogue control is the preferred means of interacting with console games in 2020, there are many cases where good, old-fashioned digital input is still best. Whether it's a game like Tetris which requires responsive control in the four cardinal directions or a title like Street Fighter II which simply calls for a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 8bitdo
    • Hardware Review
    • Accessories
  • News Platformer Landflix Odyssey Has You Trapped Inside The TV Shows Of A Streaming Service

    Update: December release date confirmed

    Update (Mon 23rd Nov, 2020 13:45 GMT): A Switch release date has now been provided for Landflix Odyssey. The game will launch on the Nintendo eShop on 22nd December priced at $14.99, following launches on rival platforms on 27th November. Original Article (Mon 9th Nov, 2020 12:00 GMT): Developed and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Mortal Kombat 11 Receives Huge Update - Full Patch Notes (November 2020)

    It's a big one!

    A huge update has been released for Mortal Kombat 11 on Nintendo Switch, introducing gameplay adjustments, stability improvements, character tweaks, and more. The patch arrives alongside the release of Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, a "definitive" version of the game that also received a physical version in Europe. The update's full...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Capcom's Releasing A Mini-Arcade System Packed With Mega Man And Street Fighter Games

    Coming this Christmas in Japan

    The craze for micro-consoles shows no signs of slowing down, with Capcom now revealing that it is about to release a mini-arcade machine packed with classic titles. Dubbed the Retro Station, this tabletop unit has an 8-inch screen and weighs 2.1 kg. It comes with the following titles: Mega Man The Power Battle Mega...

    • Capcom
    • Retro
    • Hardware
  • News Store Your Switch Games In Style With This Animal Crossing-Themed 512GB SD Card

    Joining the Zelda and Mario cards

    If you're wanting to store your beloved digital Switch games in style, you'll struggle to find a micro SD card any cooler than this one. Yes, an Animal Crossing-themed micro SD has been added to Nintendo's officially-licensed range of SanDisk cards. It's the biggest of the lot, boasting 512GB of storage compared to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Nintendo Reveals Japan's Best-Selling Switch Games Of 2020

    And yes, Animal Crossing leads the way

    Nintendo has shared a list of the Switch's best-selling titles so far this year in its home country of Japan. The list was detailed in the company's free winter edition magazine that was posted last week (thanks to Perfectly Nintendo for the spot) and covers all physical sales between 30th December 2019 and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • Random Someone's Made A Cover Of Hyrule Warriors' Main Theme Inside WarioWare D.I.Y.

    And it's surprisingly great

    The internet has always loved a good cover song or two, but it's not every day that you stumble across a brand new Zelda arrangement inside a ten-year-old Nintendo DS game, is it? As it happens, that's exactly what we have here. YouTube user Squishy Pixelz has recreated the 'Champions Unite' main theme from Hyrule...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Wario
    • Music
    • Random
  • UK Charts Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Debuts In Top Ten, But Can't Unsettle Next-Gen Stars

    A busy time for new releases

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 21st November, revealing that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has made a dent in the top ten in its debut week. Nintendo and Koei Tecmo's Warriors-style Zelda spin-off has entered the charts in sixth spot, serving as the best-selling Switch exclusive of the week. Despite this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Yes, The Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch Can Run DOOM

    A stripped-down version, anyway

    Nintendo's new Game & Watch handheld was pulled apart in pretty quick order, with hacker stacksmashing digging deep into the system's code before it even officially launched.

    • Hacking
    • Super Mario
    • Game & Watch
    • DOOM
  • Guide Nintendo Switch Black Friday 2020: Console Bundles, Games, Micro SD Cards And More

    Grab yourself a bargain

    Black Friday 2020 is fast approaching, and if you're anything like us you'll likely be keeping an eye out for Nintendo-based bargains this Friday 27th November. Jostling for deals in crowded stores isn't something we'd recommend at the best of times, but Black Friday 2020 should be quite different to the average annual...

    • Black Friday
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch

YesterdaySun, 22nd Nov 2020

  • News Deep End's Kickstarter Project Romancelvania Brings The Love To Switch

    "Dracula meets The Bachelor"

    Who needs Castlevania when you can play Romancelvania instead? This Kickstarter project developed by The Deep End Games - a team comprised of individuals who previously worked on titles like Bioshock, Saints Row and Perception - has been fully funded for all platforms including the Nintendo Switch. This "thirsty"...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kickstarter
  • Review Just Dance 2021 - Still Fun, But Feels More Like A Cash-Grab Than Ever Before

    Blame it on the boogie

    Just Dance 2021 is the latest in a long line of Just Dance games, each marginally different from the last. Much like serialised sports games, Ubisoft's choreographed creation is born anew each year, with a couple of new features thrown in, and a helping of new songs sprinkled over the top. Innovation is it not, but this isn't...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The F-Zero Series Is Now 30 Years Old

    Speeding away

    The Super Famicom this week celebrates its 30th anniversary and you know what that means, right? The F-Zero series is now also 30 years old. The first game was released in Japan on 21st November 1990 and followed with a North American release in 1991 and a European release in 1992. Since the original game's arrival, Nintendo has...

    • Anniversary
    • Nintendo
    • F-Zero
    • Super Famicom
    • Japan
  • News Capcom Has "No Plans" Right Now To Bring The Original Monster Hunter Stories To Switch

    Second entry is a completely new start

    If you were hoping the original Monster Hunter Stories game might be released on the Nintendo Switch ahead of the sequel's release, don't get your hopes up. Speaking to Gamereactor, Capcom's Ryozo Tsujimoto said the company had "no plans" to bring the original 3DS release from 2016 across to Nintendo's hybrid...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Capcom
    • Monster Hunter
  • Video A Look At Ocean Software's Cancelled SNES Game Green Lantern

    That never got the green light

    Green Lantern might not be remembered for much other than a failed movie starring Ryan Reynolds over the past decade, but long before this in the early '90s, British developer Ocean Software was working on a licensed Super Nintendo video game for the DC Comics hero. This unreleased project has been largely shrouded in...

    • Video
    • Super Nintendo
    • Ocean Software
    • DC Comics
    • Retro
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #68 - Super Mario World

    It's a Mario, Mario, Mario, Mario World

    Welcome back, you beautiful bunch, to Box Art Brawl — our regular poll to find out which of two or more vintage video game cover variants from around the globe is the best, better than all the rest (diew, diew, diew-diew, diew), better than anyone we ever met. Last time we watched F-Zero take itself to the...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • SNES
    • Super Mario
  • Mini Review Arcade Archives Zero Team - A Long-Lost Coin-Op Relic That's Worth Unearthing

    We could be zeroes, just for one day

    While the arrival of Streets of Rage 4 and The TakeOver might lead you to assume that the belt-scrolling brawler is back in vogue, it's still a pretty niche genre in 2020 – and, to be brutally honest, that has been the case since the mid-'90s, by which point Street Fighter II had made the one-on-one fighter the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Sonic Movie Sequel Scheduled To Start Production In March Next Year

    Codenamed "Emerald Hill"

    It's safe to say the Sonic the Hedgehog live-action movie was a huge success for Paramount Pictures when it arrived earlier this year in February. In just 10 days, it banked close to $210 million. Paramount didn't waste any time - greenlighting a sequel and locking in an official release date

    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Movie
    • Paramount

Saturday21st Nov 2020

  • Feature Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

    As rated by you

    A lot can happen in thirty years. To be fair, a lot can happen in one year (2020's been a stark reminder of that), but thirty?!? We've seen five-ish console generations in that time, and some incredible advances in the tech and design ideas behind video games, but there was something special about the 16-bit generation. Maybe it's...

    • Features
    • Top 50
    • Best Games
    • SNES
    • Retro
  • News 30 Years After Nintendo's "Operation Midnight Shipping" And Console Launches Are Still Fraught With Danger

    PS5 consoles go missing in the UK

    There's a famous story relating to the launch of the Super Famicom in Japan – an event which took place a staggering 30 years ago today – that Nintendo decided to ship the console to stores during the night to avoid deliveries being intercepted by Yakuza crime gangs. Dubbed "Operation Midnight Shipping", the...

    • Super Famicom
    • Crime
    • PS5
  • Hardware Classics The Super Famicom Is 30 Today

    Still super after all these years

    Originally published way back in March 2013, we thought we'd re-share this feature on the Super Famicom to commemorate its 30th birthday today. To many, it's the greatest video game console ever made. The Super Famicom — or Super Nintendo Entertainment System as it is more commonly known outside of its native...

    • Hardware Classics
    • Retro
    • Japan
    • SNES
    • Features
  • News Nvidia Experiences "Record Gaming Console Revenue" Thanks To Strong Demand For Switch

    Everyone's a winner

    In Nvidia's latest earnings call, the tech giant revealed "strong demand" for the Nintendo Switch has contributed to the company's "record gaming console revenue". “We also have record gaming console revenue on strong demand for the Nintendo Switch" Nintendo's recent financial report revealed its hybrid system has now...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Sales
  • News Sega Ages Team Reveals The Most Popular Games In The Series

    What were the highlights?

    The Sega Ages line for the Nintendo Switch officially ended in August with the release of Herzog Zwei. So, what were the most popular games in the end? According to the Sega Ages team (courtesy of a translation by Oni Dino), in addition to sales,

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • M2
    • Sega Ages
  • Random Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Might Include A Popular Zelda CD-i Reference

    So Morshu is canon now, yeah?

    Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity not only makes reference to the latest game in the mainline Legend of Zelda series but also pays its respects to various other entries in the timeline, such as Ocarina of Time and even

    • Random
    • Zelda
    • Link: The Faces of Evil
    • Philips CD-i
    • Hyrule Warriors
  • News Sealed Copy Of Super Mario Bros. 3 Sells For $156,000

    We've got another new world record

    Earlier this year in July, a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. for NES sold for $114,000 USD. It set a new record for the most expensive video game ever sold. While most probably expected it to hold this record for some time, the highest price paid for a video game at auction has now been broken (again). Heritage...

    • Nintendo
    • Retro
    • Super Mario
    • NES
  • News Eiji Aonuma Talks About The Possibility Of More Legend Of Zelda Spin-Offs

    It's an idea first approach

    Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma was recently asked in interview with IGN if Nintendo was looking to pump out even more Legend of Zelda spin-offs between the series' mainline releases. Aonuma said it's really an 'idea-first' approach and explained how a bunch of circumstances need to line up before a project like this...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Eiji Aonuma
    • Hyrule Warriors
  • Review Chicken Police - Paint it RED! - No Fowl Play Here, This Is A Great Detective Adventure

    Finger lickin' good

    Chickens know things. It's obvious. They have that look in their eye, the slightly disdainful squint of someone who knows what you did and why you did it. They'd be perfect detectives, if not for the small obstacle of their inability to communicate in any meaningful way. Thankfully, developers The Wild Gentlemen saw the potential...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (November 21st)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    With new updates for Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Super Mario 3D All-Stars, as well as the revelation that you can feed squirrels in Zelda: Breath of the Wild – we know

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features

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