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  • News Snipperclips Dev Releases New Murder-Mystery Game, Arrives On Switch Next Month

    Uncover the secrets of Tangle Tower

    When the Switch was originally released, one of the standout downloadable titles was Snipperclips. A fun and frustrating co-op game published by Nintendo and developed by the talented brothers at SFB Games. Since then, SFB has returned to mobile development. Fortunately, its newest release Tangle Tower – just...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Wizard Is Getting A 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray Release

    Thanks "to every fan who kept screaming"

    When The Wizard made its original debut in-cinemas, it was widely panned by critics for being nothing more than a lengthy commercial for Nintendo and Universal Studios. Despite this, it still managed to develop a cult following over the years. Now, as we near the film's 30th anniversary, the movie's director...

    • Nintendo
    • Retro
    • The Wizard
  • News Luigi's Mansion 3 Receiving Paid DLC, Will Add New Content To Multiplayer Modes

    A spooky surprise

    One way to prolonging the life of games nowadays is to make additional content available after a few months. Nintendo's most common approach is to release expansion pass content, which we've seen in games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and more recently in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. If you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Demo Ori And The Blind Forest Before It Launches On The Switch Next Week

    Download it from the European eShop

    After an exclusive run on Microsoft systems, next week the definitive edition of Ori And The Blind Forest launches on Nintendo Switch. In case you hadn't already seen the Nintendo Download update, there's a demo of this game that will be made available on the European Switch eShop this week. Unfortunately,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Demo

YesterdayThu, 19th Sep 2019

  • Feature Uncovering The Unlikely Story Of The World's Worst Controller In The Power Of Glove

    "It's so bad"

    To a complete outsider, the notion of creating a documentary about a failed video game peripheral from 30 years ago might seem pointless, if not downright silly. But the Power Glove is so much more than a device which simply struggled to find its audience and meekly withdrew into the night; it has become an iconic piece of gaming...

    • Features
    • Power Glove
    • Retro
    • Movie Review
  • News 2D Arcade Brawler Fight'N Rage Will Beat Up Your Switch Next Week

    Inspired by Final Fight

    Fight’N Rage is headed to Nintendo Switch next week, bringing a whole lot of beat 'em up action along for the ride. This old-school side-scroller is inspired by the classic fighters of the '90s, mimicking the look, feel, and simplified three-button gameplay they were known for. We're talking games like Final Fight,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide How To Share Games And Saves Across A Nintendo Switch And Switch Lite

    How to sync data and share games between two Switches

    for whatever reason you've gone and got yourself a lovely new Nintendo Switch Lite in addition to your regular 'old' Switch. Maybe one's going to be for the kids, or you're just tired of sharing. Perhaps you simply couldn't resist the cute new hardware revision and plan to use Switch Lite as your...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Game Sharing
    • Cloud Saves
  • Hardware Review Nintendo Switch Lite - Half A Switch, But That's More Than Enough For Some

    Smaller, brighter, slimmer, stronger?

    Given its penchant for iterating and refreshing its hardware, the arrival of Nintendo's Switch Lite feels inevitable rather than surprising. What's perhaps a little more unexpected is how this new machine gleefully jettisons the key element that the original console was arguably sold on – its ability to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Hardware Review
    • Switch Lite
  • Video Digital Foundry Explores Zelda: Link's Awakening's Technical Wins And Losses

    Are those frame rate drops really a problem?

    So, we've finally been able to share our full thoughts on The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Switch, and it's pretty safe to say we love it. Staying true to the original and being filled to the brim with charm, it really is yet another must-have for Switch owners. As you'll already know if you've...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Video
    • Digital Foundry
  • News A Video Game Based On Netflix Hit Narcos Is Coming To Switch Later This Year

    Narcos: Rise of the Cartels

    Curve Digital and Kuju have revealed that Narcos: Rise of the Cartels, a game based on the award-winning Netflix series Narcos, is headed to Nintendo Switch. The game has been described as a "brutal tactical turn-based strategy game" which lets players relive all the drama of the show's first season. You'll need to take...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Nintendo Download 19th September (Europe)

    Zelda! Goose Game! AI! Ni no Kuni!

    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 - New Releases: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Nintendo Download 19th September (North America)

    Zelda: Link's Awakening, Dead By Daylight and Untitled Goose Game!

    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! Nintendo Switch: The Legend of...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Nintendo Shares Rise To Highest Point In 15 Months As Switch Lite Launch Nears

    Happy times ahead?

    Shares in Nintendo climbed to the highest point seen in over 15 months yesterday, just days ahead of the release of its latest hardware revision, the Nintendo Switch Lite. Nintendo's stock ended Tokyo trading at ¥42,390 on Wednesday, after peaking at ¥42,570 just hours before. According to VGC, this is the highest close seen...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Business
    • Industry
  • News Splatoon 2's Next Patch Will Stop Players Reaching An Area That Should Be Off Limits

    Version 5.0.1 is near

    Splatoon 2 will see yet another update next month, taking the game to Version 5.0.1. Unlike the big bump to Version 5.0 - which was supposedly the final major update for the game - this new patch is being put in place to tweak two minor issues. The patch is expected to go live on 10th October in Europe, Australia, and Japan...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Updates
  • News Puzzle Quest Is Back, And It's Launching Today Exclusively On Nintendo Switch

    Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns

    The award-winning match-3 gameplay of Puzzle Quest returns in Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns today. The game is launching exclusively on Nintendo Switch. If you remember Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords on Nintendo DS - which launched back in 2007 - you'll probably want to check out this new "definitive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Mario Kart Tour's Toads Are Back In These Adorable 'Real-Life' Trailers

    Paris and New York come to life

    A brand new Mario Kart game is just around the corner, and while its mobile roots have meant that it hasn't generated the usual amount of hype in Nintendo-focused communities like our very own, it's still a particularly interesting time for the franchise. Mario Kart Tour launches on 25th September and whatever your...

    • Mario Kart
    • Mario Kart Tour
    • Mobile
    • Video
  • News PlatinumGames' Hideki Kamiya Grabs A Guinness World Record In Arcade Archives Ninja-Kid

    Think you can beat it?

    PlatinumGames board member and director Hideki Kamiya has added yet another illustrious title to his name, this time as a Guinness World Record holder. The video game legend and Twitter-blocking extraordinaire has managed to accumulate 158,680 points in Arcade Archives Ninja-Kid's Caravan mode, earning himself the award...

    • PlatinumGames
    • Hideki Kamiya
    • World Record
  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield: All Version-Exclusive Pokémon And Gym Leaders

    Every exclusive confirmed so far

    As with all main series Pokémon games before them, Pokémon Sword and Shield each have minor differences which you should know about before jumping in. You'll notice different Pokémon and even Gym Leaders appearing in your game depending on the version you buy, so we've gathered all of the version-exclusive...

    • Guides
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Guide Where To Buy Pokémon Funko Pop! Collectables

    Gotta collect 'em all

    If there's one thing you don't see much of these days at your local games emporium, it's video game-based merch (ahem). It's exceptionally rare to catch sight of plastic or resin recreations of your favourite video game characters when you pop to your local shop to pick up the latest hot release, much less see them stacked into...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Funko Pop
  • News Taito's Action Game Time Tunnel Joins Hamster's Arcade Archives Series

    All aboard!

    That was quick! After teasing a number of upcoming Arcade Archives games last weekend at the 2019 Tokyo Game Show, Hamster has already released one of them: Taito's 1982 title, Time Tunnel. This is an action game that requires players to pass each stage and then pass through the time tunnel! You'll have to connect train carriages,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hamster
    • Arcade Archives
    • Taito
  • News The File Size Of Luigi's Mansion 3 Isn't As Scary As You Probably Thought

    Pre-purchase now and earn 600 Gold Points

    Luigi's Mansion 3 is quite possibly one of the best-looking Switch games to date – allowing players to explore an entire hotel resort filled with various themed rooms and participate in a new multiplayer mode. If you're planning to download Luigi's third solo outing, then you'll be pleased to hear the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Luigis Mansion 3
  • Rumour Switch Port Specialist Virtuos Believed To Be Working On Alan Wake Remaster

    Reawakening

    According to YouTuber Doctre81 – best known in recent times for uncovering evidence of The Witcher 3 on Switch prior to its official announcement – a LinkedIn profile for the former lead software engineer at Virtuos reveals the developer has been working on an unannounced triple-A "action adventur

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Alan Wake
  • Random 3D Movement In Untitled Goose Game Was Inspired By Super Mario 64

    Stealth games like Hitman also played a part

    Super Mario 64 was a revolutionary game for its time and to this day it's still arguably one of the best 3D platformers available. For readers of a certain age, you'll probably remember the first time you entered this stunning three-dimensional world and spun Mario around in circles for hours on end,...

    • Random
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News If You Want NieR: Automata Ported To Nintendo Switch "Please Ask Square Enix"

    Yoko Taro insists

    As much as we appreciate Bayonetta and the more recent release Astral Chain, one other PlatinumGames title we would love to see make its way to the Switch is the critically-praised action role-playing game, NieR: Automata. Nintendo fans have requested a hybrid version for quite some time, and during an interview with Bunnygaming...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Yoko Taro
    • NieR: Automata
    • Square Enix
    • PlatinumGames

Wednesday18th Sep 2019

  • Guide Where To Buy The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Limited Edition

    Get your hands on some lovely extras

    If you've got your eye on The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening's lovely Limited Edition - or even if you're only hearing about it for the very first time - you've certainly come to the right place. We've gathered together the various bundles of the Limited Edition from a variety of retailers below, plus we've...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Guide
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate Players Aren't Happy With New Online Tournament Rules

    Trouble in Smashville

    Nintendo recently performed maintenance on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and has supposedly changed the rulesets for 1-on-1 Tourneys and Free-for-All formats for the first time. A user on the Smash Bros. subreddit by the name of JayronAuron (who also happens to be part of the Nintendo Life community), explained how online...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • News Devs Make Big Bucks On The Switch eShop By Drastically Reducing Game Prices

    Cheap success

    If you own a Switch, you've likely been in the situation where you're browsing the sales section of the eShop and end up buying a game because of its insanely low price. For certain developers and publishers, sales are the best way to stay relevant on Nintendo's hybrid platform. Due to the limited browsing options available on this...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie
  • Reminder Bandai Namco's Switch Sale Ends Today, Up To 50% Off Top Games (Europe)

    Dragon Ball, Sword Art Online, and plenty more!

    Update (18th Sep, 10:00 BST): As a quick reminder, Bandai Namco's European Switch eShop sale is ending today. If you were thinking about picking up any of these deals, make sure to get on it ASAP! Original Article (3rd Sep, 15:00 BST): Bandai Namco has cut the prices of several of its Nintendo Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Bandai Namco
    • Sales
  • Deals Micro SD Card Prices Tumble To All-Time Low On Amazon

    Perfect for your Switch

    If you are planning to pick up a Nintendo Switch Lite this weekend, you won't want to miss these outstanding bargains on micro SD cards from Amazon UK. The Nintendo Switch comes with only 32GB of internal memory which will get used up quickly once you have download a few games. It's a great investment to boost your Switch's...

    • Deals
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield's 'Glitched' Pokémon Is Sirfetch’d, A Version-Exclusive

    The evolved form of Farfetch'd

    As promised, The Pokémon Company has revealed the identity of the 'glitched' monster which was teased on its official website. The Pokémon in question is Sirfetch’d. Described as the 'Wild Duck Pokémon', Sirfetch’d is the evolved form of Farfetch'd. We've got some official artwork and a description for you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review GRID Autosport - Finally, Switch Gets The Serious Racing Game It Deserves

    Getting into the GRID

    The Switch may have a bigger library than the one at the start of Ghostbusters by now, but it’s still lacking in one area where many other Nintendo consoles have also suffered in the past: it doesn’t have a ‘serious’ racing game that’s truly worth recommending. The Gear Club Unlimited games leave something to be...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • GRID Autosport
  • News Astral Chain Director Talks Sequel Potential, Says Game Wasn't Intended To Be Beginner-Friendly

    "I was aiming for the opposite"

    If you've played Astral Chain, we imagine you probably agree that the game's pretty wonderful. It's already turned out to be quite the success, too, so we definitely wouldn't say no to sequels being released a few years down the line should the first game's sales warrant such a thing. Speaking of which, the game's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Platinum Games
  • Review Sayonara Wild Hearts - A Marvellous, Music-Driven Masterpiece

    Pop goes the gleeful

    The Switch isn’t exactly lacking in short, artistic games that grab your attention for a scant couple of hours, unleash all ‘the feels’ (as the kids say) then wander off into the sunset, leaving you dumbstruck at what you’ve just played. Gris, Gone Home and What Remains of Edith Finch are just three examples of Switch...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Video Untitled Goose Game Gets New Gameplay Trailer, And You Know You Want To Watch It

    Here's a honk, there's a honk

    Don't get us wrong, we're super excited for the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and the shiny new Switch Lite this Friday, but our minds can't help waddling elsewhere towards another game launching on that very day. Yes, Untitled Goose Game has had our attention since it was

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • Feature Nintendo Hardware Refreshes Through The Ages

    Switch Lite is just the latest in a long line of updates

    Mid-cycle hardware refreshes may sometimes feel like a relatively recent development, but console manufacturers have been releasing revised versions of their consoles since video gaming first entered the home. You might associate Nintendo hardware refreshes mostly with handheld consoles thanks...

    • Features
    • Hardware
    • Switch Lite
    • Nintendo
    • Retro
  • Feature How A Joke Hatched Gaming's Most Horrible Goose

    "Geese are just funny"

    Ever since it was first announced, Untitled Goose Game has enjoyed hugely positive reaction from all quarters - it's a rare thing to get excited about merch for a game we hadn't even played at the time, but there's something about this obnoxious goose and his stealthy slapstick antics which strikes a chord with us (and, it...

    • Features
    • Interview
    • Untitled Goose Game
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Trademark Discovery Suggests Klonoa, Mr Driller And Splatterhouse Might Be Making A Comeback

    Bandai Namco is up to something...

    Update (Wed 18th Sep, 2019 03:15 BST): GoNintendo reveals the page listing for Klonoa on Wii was updated on Nintendo's UK website three days ago (see for yourself). Update: It would seem that Bandai Namco is planning t

    • Bandai Namco
    • Namco
    • Klonoa
    • Japan
  • News PowerA's Fusion Fightpad For Switch Has Been Inspired By The Sega Saturn Controller

    Pre-order now

    Accessory manufacturer PowerA has announced a new controller called the Fusion Wired FightPad, designed for the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms. It's priced at $59.99 USD and pre-orders are available now. The controller has been inspired by the iconic Sega Saturn gamepad and features a six-button "arcade-style" layout and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • PowerA
  • Video Yet Another Musical Easter Egg Has Been Found In Zelda: Link's Awakening On Switch

    And this time it's completely new

    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is only two days away from release on Nintendo Switch, and as it turns out, the thing appears to be packed with cool little secrets. Last week, we shared with you a video which explored some of the musical Easter eggs found within the game, including a new rendition of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • Japanese Charts Monster Hunter Still Reigns Supreme As Daemon X Machina Grabs Fourth

    Nintendo loses out to new PS4 titles

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 9th - 15th September, revealing that new entry Daemon X Machina has debuted in fourth place. The game's opening week in Japan was - perhaps unsurprisingly - more successful than its debut in the UK, but still wasn't enough to challenge the heavy hitters this week...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Rev Up Your Engines For The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe North American Open

    Enter now

    The Nintendo Versus Twitter account is promoting a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Open event and it starts this month on 22nd September (10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Pacific Time). To participate, all you need to do is enter the following tournament code into your game before the event begins: 2093-5045-4827. All up, there'll be eight winners, determined...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Mario Kart
    • North America
  • News Angry Bunnies Sure Looks Familiar, But It's Free To Download On Switch

    Those birds'll be really angry now

    Let's get it out there straight away: Angry Bunnies is clearly a blatant rip-off of Angry Birds. Featuring "comical characters", "physics-based demolition", and a title that's about as close to Rovio's world-dominating smartphone release as possible, it's pretty safe to assume that you know what you're getting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Squad Shooter Earthfall: Alien Horde Blasts Its Way Onto Switch Next Month

    With a new mode exclusive to Switch

    Earthfall: Alien Horde is set to fire itself onto a Nintendo Switch near you, with an October release being confirmed today. The game is a revitalisation of co-op FPS Earthfall which previously launched on Xbox One, PS4, and Steam. This new Switch edition features the entirety of the original game plus

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Super Mario Themed Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament Starts Later This Week

    Who will be the superstar?

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is this week hosting a Super Mario themed tournament. It's called "Who is the Superstar" and will be limited to a selection of Mario fighters and stages. The more wins you have, the better the spirits you'll get. As you can see in the above image, it's the usual cast of characters including...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Reggie Fils-Aimé To Aid Mentoring Of Underprivileged Students With New York Organisation

    It "feels like a natural fit"

    Ex-Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé will join the New York Videogame Critics Circle's board of directors with immediate effect, it has been revealed. His role will help with the organisation's "mission of mentoring and scholarships in underserved communities". The NYVGCC is a multicultural organisation...

    • Reggie
  • Video Launch Trailer Released For Level-5's Timeless Tale Ni no Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch

    An RPG like no other

    Bandai Namco and Level-5 have released a launch trailer for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, which arrives on the Nintendo Switch this Friday. For anyone who hasn't played this highly-praised RPG before, this trailer is perhaps the best one yet – explaining the backstory of the timeless tale. The game uses lovely...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Indiecalypse Is A Video Game All About Indie Developers Making A Video Game

    The dark humour of game development

    Note: This trailer contains adult language and potentially sensitive content. Well, here's something a little different. From Spanish developer Jandusoft comes Indiecalypse, a game full of dark humour and tales of indie game development. The game is said to depict "the crude reality of indie game developers...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kickstarter
  • Video New Trine 4 Story Trailer Sets The Stage For Next Month's Magical Switch Launch

    And things get pretty dark

    The folks at Modus Games have today shared a brand new trailer for the upcoming Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince, which will be launching on Nintendo Switch on 8th October. As you can see for yourself, the trailer gives us a good look at the plot taking place behind the usual, enchanting puzzles we've seen in previous...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Button Button Up! Brings Another Dose Of Cute Co-Op Platforming To Switch

    And it launches next week!

    CIRCLE Entertainment has revealed that it'll be bringing Centrosphere Games' Button Button Up! to Nintendo Switch. You won't have long to wait, either, as it's due to arrive on 26th September. The game is a platform-adventure title that features single-player, co-op, and competitive battle modes. You'll be facing a series...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

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