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  • Video See The Amazing LEGO NES Built From Start To Finish In Our Block-Busting Timelapse

    4 hours for us, 8 minutes for you

    As you may well have heard Nintendo and LEGO have been getting all chummy-chummy recently, and alongside the child-focused LEGO Super Mario which we thought was a delight, there's also something a bit more in-line with adult LEGO fans in the form of the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System. This is a model with no...

    • Nintendo
    • LEGO
    • NES
  • Feature Keeping It Physical In A Digital Age

    Publishers explain why physical games matter more than ever

    There’s been an undeniable shift in buying habits this last decade. Digital sales have risen significantly across different platforms as online gaming takes greater precedence, whether that’s a simple purchase,

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Upcoming Fantasy Battle Royale Spellbreak Gets Another Set Of New Screenshots

    Launches later this year

    If last month's batch of screenshots weren't enough for you, you'll be pleased to know that a whole new set of screens for Switch's upcoming battle royale game Spellbreak have now been released. If you weren't already aware, Spellbreak is a magic combat-focused take on the battle royale genre that's set to launch on Switch...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokémon-Like Nexomon: Extinction Will Have 381 Monsters, And (Almost) All Have Now Been Revealed

    Check out the full roster

    It's been revealed that Nexomon: Extinction, a Pokémon-like monster-catching game coming to Switch later this month, will have a grand total of 381 monsters for you to discover. For comparison, that's almost as many as the first three Pokémon generations combined. That's not all, though, as the game's publisher PQube has...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Demons Ate My Neighbors! Brings Co-Op Twin-Stick Action To Switch Next Year

    Who needs zombies, right?

    Developer Tuned-Out Games has revealed that it is bringing its twin-stick roguelite Demons Ate My Neighbors! to Switch in Q3 2021. Tuned-Out Games has worked in collaboration with Greg Johnson's HumaNature Studios – the team behind ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove – to create an action title which "mixes hardcore...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random See The Simpsons Intro Wonderfully Recreated In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    We dare you not to hum along

    Ever wanted the worlds of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and The Simpsons to collide? No? Well tough, because it's happening anyway. Using a wonderful variety of in-game character animations, locations and items, the folks at YouTube channel Great-Bit Arcade have put together this recreation of the cartoon's iconic...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Random
  • News The SNK Neo Geo MVSX Home Arcade Is Packed With 50 Games, Costs 500 Bucks

    Coming to the States this November

    Had your fill of micro-consoles based on classic gaming systems? Well, then you might want to step-up to the SNK Neo Geo MVSX Home Arcade, a tabletop system which is due to launch this November for $449.99 (or $500 with a special base, which we'll come to shortly). Developed by the Gstone Group in close...

    • Hardware
    • Retro
    • SNK
    • Neo Geo
  • Random Modder Makes Fully-Functioning Mario Kart Course Inside Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

    Complete with Time Trial minigame

    We've seen plenty of mods for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild before, many of which have impressed us no end, but this latest effort you're about to see is on a whole new scale. Modder and YouTube user Waikuteru has been in touch with us here a

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Mario Kart
    • Mods
    • Random
  • News Here's How Rocket League's Cross-Platform Progression Works

    Primary platforms, items, trading and more

    A few weeks ago, Psyonix revealed that Rocket League will soon be going free-to-play across all platforms. That's a big enough change in itself, but it was also announced that the game would be adapted to support cross-platform progression, meaning you can start playing on one platform (like your Switch)...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Medieval RTS Ancestors Legacy Gets A Physical Edition On Switch

    Out now in North America, Europe to follow

    Developer Destructive Creations has revealed that real-time strategy game Ancestors Legacy is getting a physical retail edition on Nintendo Switch. It's actually available as we speak in the US, both as a standard physical release and as a 'Day One' Edition (at select retailers only). Picking up a copy of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Dead Cells' Free Barrels o' Fun Update Comes To Switch This Summer

    Explosive new content

    Yesterday, Motion Twin and Evil Empire dropped a brand new update for Dead Cells on Steam. Thankfully, Switch owners will also be able to join in the fun when the free 'Barrels o' Fun' content arrives on Nintendo's platform later this summer. Serving as the game's 20th update - wow - Barrels o' Fun adds a new biome, new items...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution Gets An Official Western Manga Adaptation

    Available now

    An official manga adaptation of the movie Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, previously only available in Japan, has now launched in the west. 128 pages long, the book retells the story of Mewtwo and how it was created by a team of researchers based on the fossil of the Mythical Pokémon, Mew. As you'd expect, it closely...

    • Pokemon
    • Manga
    • Books
    • Anime
  • News Devil May Cry's Dante Returns As DLC In The Shin Megami Tensei III Remaster

    He's back

    Dante from Capcom's Devil May Cry series has been confirmed for the upcoming Atlus release, Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster. He's part of the downloadable "Maniax Pack" priced at 980 Yen (about $10 USD) and will be available on release day in Japan (29th October). The demon hunter originally made his debut as a guest character...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Capcom
    • DLC
  • News Zelda: Breath Of The Wild amiibo Appear To Be Getting Reprints (North America)

    Two of four Champions set to return

    Nintendo's amiibo line is still alive and well - with game director Masahiro Sakurai not long ago revealing two new characters would be added to the Super Smash Bros. line: Joker and Hero. They arriving in Europe, Japan and Australia next month, and in North America on 2nd October. As you'd expect they're already...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • amiibo
    • North America
  • News eSports Tournament Update Comes To Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun Next Week

    New song DLC also arriving soon

    The rhythm music game Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun is receiving an eSports tournament update on 19th August. It adds a competitive online mode featuring the following difficulties: easy, normal, hard, and extreme. In round one, a song is randomly selected and the second round requires the player to perform...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bandai Namco
    • Updates
    • DLC
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate "Weaken Minions" Spirit Board Event Starts This Friday

    Join the battle

    This week's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event takes on the form of a spirit board event and is all about the item, Weaken Minions. It makes all enemy fighters take more damage and knockback. It starts this Friday on 14th August. If you win you'll not only get the item but also triple the amount of the SP: Will you be participating...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Mojang's Latest Update For Minecraft Adds Ultra Tough Piglin Brute Mobs

    Gold won't distract them

    The 'Creeping Winter' DLC for Minecraft Dungeons has finally been announced and now Minecraft itself has been updated. This bumps the game up to version 1.16.20 and adds new features, makes some crafting interface changes, and resolves a bunch of issues. Perhaps the most exciting part of the update is the Piglin Brute - a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Minecraft
    • Updates

YesterdayTue, 11th Aug 2020

  • News Apple Arcade's Zelda-Style Exclusive Oceanhorn 2 Is Jumping Ship To Switch This Fall

    Update: "A game made by Nintendo fans, for Nintendo fans"

    Update [Tue 11th Aug, 2020 09:15 BST]: It's official: Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm is coming to Switch this fall. Heikki Repo, Creative Director of Cornfox & Brothers, had this to say: Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm is a game made by Nintendo fans, for Nintendo fans...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Hardware Review Believe The Hype, Polymega Is The Ultimate All-In-One Retro Machine

    Beta base system is put through its paces

    Originally announced back in 2017 as the RetroBlox, Polymega has endured a fairly tumultuous journey to market. While the system's objective has always been the same – to offer players the chance to access software for a wide range of cartridge and CD-based retro consoles in one place – we've seen a lot...

    • Features
    • Hardware Review
    • Polymega
    • Retro
  • News Hori Reveals Three New Colours For Its Split Pad Pro Switch Controller

    Pre-orders coming soon

    As fantastic as it is to play the Switch in handheld mode, the Joy-Con setup can become a little cramped from time to time. If you're seeking a more ergonomic gaming experience while you play Animal Crossing, Mario Kart or Zelda for hours on end, you can't go past the Split Pad Pro by peripheral maker Hori. It was originally...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hori
    • Accessories
  • Random Turns Out You Can Play LEGO Mario Without Buying The LEGO

    Clever, but cheeky

    There's a lot of joy to be had with the LEGO Mario range, building your own courses and constructing your favourite characters brick-by-brick, but if you're wanting to own a complete set of everything it has to offer, you'll have to fork over a pretty sizeable sum. As it happens, there is a clever - if slightly naughty -...

    • Super Mario
    • LEGO
    • Random
  • News GoldenEye 25 Shuts Down After Cease And Desist From 007 IP Holder

    "No, Mr Bond, I expect you to stop work immediately"

    GoldenEye 25, a fan-made effort to resurrect the classic N64 shooter from Rare, is to shut down following a cease and desist request from MGM/Danjaq, the rights holder for the James Bond media franchise. The aim with the Unreal Engine 4 title – which was inspired by the cancelled XBLA HD remake...

    • Retro
    • N64
    • Goldeneye
  • Random Japan's Mysterious Sonic Statue Receives A Fittingly Puzzling Restoration

    The mystery goes on

    In Japan, tucked away inside the remote woodlands of the Kansai region's Mie Prefecture, is a lonely, mysterious statue of Sonic the Hedgehog riding a snowboard. That's a good enough story in itself, you're surely thinking, but it gets better. According to Polygon, some of the earliest photographs of the statue date back to...

    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Japan
    • Random
  • News Embrace Farm Life With This Harvest Moon: One World Limited Edition For Nintendo Switch

    You can pre-order it right now

    The Switch isn't exactly in short supply of farming, social and lifestyle sims, and later this year Natsume is adding another one to the mix - Harvest Moon: One World. The game was announced in May, and more recently we got our first look. Now, NIS America has revealed the limited edition physical offering for $79.99...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Soapbox Mario And Zelda Were Great, But GoldenEye Really Switched Me On To Nintendo

    It caught my 'Eye

    These days, I'm very much living the Nintendo life, but rewind thirty years and I was a SEGA Mega Drive kid. I enjoyed Super Mario Bros. 3, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Duck Hunt and of course the seminal Rareware classic, Battletoads & Double Dragon on my brother's NES, but given the choice between Mario or Sonic back then,...

    • Soapbox
    • Features
    • GoldenEye
    • Retro
  • News Toei Animation Europe Website Removes 2021 Release Date For Digimon Survive

    Will it launch before the end of this year?

    In April, there were reports that the upcoming adventure-tactical RPG Digimon Survive had gone from a 2020 release window to 'TBA'. At the time, it was believed to be tied to a development overhaul. Fortunately, for Digimon fans, it turned out to be a typo on Famitsu's behalf - with the Japanese site...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Digimon
    • Bandai Namco
  • News Minecraft Dungeons Announces Creeping Winter DLC, Free Update And A Physical Edition

    And it all arrives on the same day

    Lots of lovely announcements for Minecraft Dungeons have been shared today, and we won't have long to wait before getting stuck into all of them. The game is set to receive a 'Creeping Winter' DLC, a free game update, and a physical version across all platforms all on the same day, 8th September. The physical...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
    • DLC
  • News Even More Physical Editions Of Ys Origin Announced For Switch

    Europe gets in on the act

    Last month, Ys Origin was confirmed to be releasing on Nintendo Switch. The announcement came shortly after the western reveal of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, and while we still don't have a release date, it did reveal the existence of two physical editions courtesy of Limited Run Games. Today, another two physical editions have...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Co-Op Open-World RPG Cat Quest II Receives Huge, Free Update

    It's a whole mew world

    Cuddly co-op RPG Cat Quest II has received a free update on Switch and other platforms, adding plenty of new content and some very welcome quality of life tweaks. The update arrives as part of a celebration marking the original game's third anniversary on Steam, and just so happens to coincide with the news that the Cat Quest...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Limited Run Shows Off The Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Collector's Edition

    Available later this week

    Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time arrives digitally on the Nintendo Switch later this month. If you would prefer to add a physical copy to your collection, Limited Run Games has got you covered. As previously announced during the company's E3-style live stream last month, Samurai Jack is receiving a hard copy release...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Yet Another Physical Indie Publisher Appears, Kicks Things Off With Super Blood Hockey

    Introducing Premium Edition Games

    Physical releases of indie games are becoming more and more common these days, especially when it comes to Nintendo Switch, but that hasn't stopped yet another company having a crack at hitting the big time. Joining the likes of Limited Run Games, Strictly Limited Games, Signature Edition Games, Super Rare Games,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Smash-Like Indie Brawler Bounty Battle Gets A New September Release On Switch

    Get your brawl on with SteamWorld, Dead Cells and more

    Indie brawler Bounty Battle is back with a new release date for Nintendo Switch. You'll be able to get your hands on this one from 10th September. The game, which essentially serves as an indie take on the tried and trusted Super Smash Bros. formula, recently had its release delayed. At the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News First-Person Adventure Game Adome Brings "Intense" Parkour To Switch This Autumn

    Inspired by Mirror's Edge

    BadLand Publishing and Timsea Studios have revealed that Adome will be launching on Switch and other platforms this autumn. The news comes alongside a new trailer (up above) giving us just a tease of what to expect when the game arrives later this year. Adome has players jumping, climbing, dropping, running up walls and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Fallen City Brawl Is A New Pixel-Art Beat 'Em Up Hoping To Launch On Switch

    With strong retro arcade vibes

    If you're into your 2D beat 'em ups, you might want to keep an eye on Fallen City Brawl, a new project that's hoping to launch on Nintendo Switch next year. The game's being made by solo indie dev Mike Wells, who's taken control of the design, development, pixel art, animation and gameplay. Composer Daniel Lindholm is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
  • News Ninjala Version 2.0 Update Adds Worldwide Matchmaking, Improves UI And Much More

    Better than before

    If you've had difficulties matching with other players in the free-to-play bubblegum shooter Ninjala since it launched, the good news is GungHo has now rolled out a new update for the game that should make the online experience more enjoyable (and playable) at all hours of the day. It allows you to match with anyone from anywhere...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ninjala
    • Updates

Monday10th Aug 2020

  • News Sega Kicks Off Huge Nintendo Switch Sale, More Than 30 Games Discounted (Europe)

    Lots of SEGA AGES, Sonic and more

    Fans of fast blue hedgehogs and retro classics rejoice, for Sega has kickstarted a major new sale on the Nintendo Switch eShop. More than 30 of its games have been discounted in total, including a large number of the SEGA AGES range, several Sonic games, and a handful of other titles also worth your time. At the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Sales
  • Poll What's The Best Paper Mario Game?

    Papers please

    With the recent release of Paper Mario: The Origami King, the Paper Mario series now stands at a sizeable six entries. It all began with the original Paper Mario on Nintendo 64, before moving onto the GameCube with the celebrated Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. That was followed by Super Paper Mario on Wii before the series took...

    • Poll
    • Nintendo
    • Paper Mario
  • News Analogue Is Retiring Its Amazing Nt Mini After One Final Production Run

    Update: More units available tomorrow

    Update: Analogue has revealed that a few more Nt Mini units are going up for pre-order tomorrow: Original Story [Fri 28th Feb, 2020 16:45 GMT]: Analogue has announced that it is retiring its Nt Mini system after one final production run. The Nt mini v2 features "a new and perfected NES cartridge slot,...

    • Retro
    • Hardware
    • NES
    • Analogue
  • News Nintendo Details Switch, Wii U And 3DS Network Maintenance Across August And September

    Some times for your eShop browsing diary

    Nintendo has updated its network maintenance schedule with details of upcoming work that will affect its services across Switch, Wii U and 3DS. Several maintenance sessions are planned between now and mid-September, all of which have the potential to - or will definitely - impact Nintendo's network...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
    • 3DS
    • Nintendo Network
  • News Explore Hyrule In This Amazing Zelda-Themed Animal Crossing: New Horizons Dream Island

    It's dangerous to go alone...

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons' most recent update, taking the game to version 1.4.0, has added another set of welcome new features. Among them is the ability to create and share Dream Addresses, which allows players to visit others' islands by simply inputting a code. This means that you can check out the islands of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Lots Of DOOM Games, Skyrim And Wolfenstein Are All 50% Off On Nintendo Switch

    Update: Sale ends today!

    Update (Mon 10th Aug, 2020 11:00 BST): Just as a quick reminder, Bethesda's Switch sale ends today. If you were hoping to get any of the games listed below at discounted prices, now's the time to strike! Original Article (Wed 5th Aug, 2020 09:40 BST): A selection of Bethesda games are currently 50% off on Nintendo Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bethesda
    • Sales
    • Europe
  • Feature Rare Turns 35 This Week - We Pick 10 Highlights From The Nintendo Years

    Rare talent

    Three-and-a-half decades ago this week, British developer Rare was formed. Formerly known as Ultimate Play the Game, the company was created with the express purpose of creating titles for the Nintendo Entertainment System and from the mid-1980s until the early '00s the Twycross-based team would deliver some of the finest video games on...

    • Features
    • Rare
    • Retro
    • Anniversaries
  • News Switch Version Of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Potentially Leaked By Official Website

    To launch after PS4 and Xbox versions?

    The official Crash Bandicoot website has potentially given the game away on an upcoming Switch release for Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. The game, which serves as a sequel to the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, is due to launch on PS4 and Xbox One on 2nd October 2020. No official Switch announcement has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Crash Bandicoot
  • Review Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? - Infinite Combate - A Decent DanMachi Adaptation

    Hestia still bestia?

    Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? - Infinite Combate is a video game adaptation of the popular Japanese light novel, manga and anime series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, also known as 'Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka', or 'DanMachi' for short to Eastern and Western fans...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition And Clubhouse Games Both Surpass 1 Million Sales

    And it only took one month

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons may well have snapped up all of the headlines when Nintendo's recent financial earnings were released, but both Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition and Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics have also done rather well for themselves

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales Figures
  • UK Charts Animal Crossing Leapfrogs Ghost Of Tsushima To Reclaim Number One

    As Nintendo takes six of top ten

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 8th August, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has managed to make its way back to number one. The game is enjoying its 21st week in the charts this week and has managed to jump back ahead of PS4 exclusive, Ghost of Tsushima, which had previously been sitting at...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Here Are The Switch eShop's Best-Selling Games Of July 2020 (Japan)

    Paper Mario enters in second place

    Paper Mario: The Origami King might well have topped the list of the 15 most-downloaded Switch games in Europe for the month of July, but things are a little different over in Nintendo's home country of Japan. Below, you'll find a list of the 20 best-selling games on the Japanese eShop last month. Only paid...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News Fantasy Twin-Stick Shooter The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines Launches On Switch This Week

    Stop time and save your city

    Launching later this week on Nintendo Switch is The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines, a twin-stick shooter with a time-based twist. This fantasy game revolves around the ability to stop time. Players take on the role of Gregor, a newly recruited member of the Eternal Fellowship and an Ambassador of Time, who's tasked...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

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