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  • News Platinum's Retro Sequel 'Sol Cresta' Gets New Trailer

    Out of this world

    We heard about Sol Cresta — a sequel to arcade shoot-'em-ups Moon Cresta and Terra Cresta — around April Fool's Day this year, and, honestly, we weren't sure if Platinum Games was pulling our leg (partly because it was their April Fool's joke for 2020). But now, a few months later, they've released

    • PlatinumGames
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hideki Kamiya
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Talking Point Nintendo's Business Remains Strong, But Is The Bloom Off Switch Lite?

    The Switch that doesn't 'switch' likely needs a price drop

    Nintendo published its Q1 financial results today and they were, largely, what was expected. The extraordinary boom in business from the equivalent period in 2020, as Animal Crossing: New Horizons took off and gamers around the world were forced to seek home entertainment above all else, was...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
  • News Streets Of Rage 4 Publisher Dotemu Has Been Acquired By Focus Home Interactive

    Dotemu to retain "editorial and strategic independence"

    Dotemu is a name that'll be familiar to plenty of Switch gamers; the publisher has produced and supported some outstanding 'new retro' titles in recent years, either remastering classics or producing long-awaited sequels in dormant IPs alongside talented development partners. Examples include...

    • Dotemu
    • Focus Home Interactive
  • Japanese Charts NEO: The World Ends With You Gets Debut Number One, Ace Attorney Takes Third

    And Zelda has to make way

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 1st August, revealing that NEO: The World Ends With You has gone in straight at number one in its debut week. The game sold an estimated 18,799 physical copies in its opening week, outselling Zelda: Skyward Sword HD which is now in its third week on the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Switch's Calculator Is Outdone By 'Battle Calculator', A New Competitive Multiplayer Game

    And it's out today

    Remember Calculator, the £8 app that lets you put your real calculator, computer or mobile phone aside to do sums on your games console instead? Well, it now has a direct competitor. Introducing Battle Calculator, a new game that has you using your calculation skills to do battle with your friends. In a format similar to the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random This Vintage Metroid Cosplay Is Terrible, And We Absolutely Love It

    "The incredible Samus"

    Over the years, Metroid star Samus Aran has been the focus of many people operating within the cosplay arena, and it's easy to see why – she's a powerful individual who happens to wear a seriously amazing suit of armour, so there's scope for some really impressive cosplay creations. However, we should spare a tho

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    • Metroid
    • Nintendo Power
    • Retro
  • Nintendo Download 5th August (Europe)

    The Falconeer! Zengeon! Picross S Mega Drive!

    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 eShop - New Releases: The Falconeer: Warrior...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Nintendo Download 5th August (North America)

    Dreamscaper! Haven Park! Picross S Genesis + Master System!

    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! Switch eShop - Highlights: Dreamscaper...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News See Humanity's Downfall And Play A Hole Or Two In Golf Club Wasteland, Coming To Switch

    Update: September release date confirmed

    Update: We have good news and bad news. The bad news is that Golf Club Wasteland has been pushed back a little from its original August release window, but the good news is that we now have a solid, final release date and it isn't actually that far away. The game will be launching on 3rd September. A new...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Surprise! Mario Golf: Super Rush Is Getting A New Character, Course And More In Free Update

    And it drops later today

    Out of nowhere, Nintendo has announced that Mario Golf: Super Rush will receive its first major free update later today (or tomorrow, for those in Europe). The new update will add a brand new mode called Ranked Match, the New Donk City course, and new character Toadette. It'll also bring "improved motion controls," as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Updates
  • News Zelda: The Wind Waker Reimagined Inside Unreal Engine Is A Sight To Behold

    Would you play this?

    Hold on to your unnecessarily long green hats folks, because you're about to witness what The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker could look like if it were made inside Epic Games' Unreal Engine. The video below has been shared online by Brazilian artist Vitor Maccari. "This is my first personal project using Unreal Engine," Vitor...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • GameCube
    • Wii U
  • News Fatal Frame Producer Says Maiden Of Black Water Success Could Lead To A Sequel

    "We’d love this to lead to a new title"

    Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is making the leap to Switch this Halloween, and should this new port be successful, a sequel could well become a possibility. That's according to series producer Keisuke Kikuchi, who recently sat down for a chat with Japanese magazine, Famitsu (thanks ryokutya2089). In...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo's Mobile Income Holds Steady Thanks To Pokémon GO

    Pokémon banks

    Nintendo has published its quarterly financial results and revealed that its smartphone content business continues to do well, largely thanks to an increase in royalty income — essentially, increased income from the company's stake in Pokémon GO. While there was a slight decline of -0.6% in overall mobile-related income compared...

    • Nintendo
    • Mobile
    • Niantic
    • Pokemon GO
    • Sales Figures
  • News New Pokémon Snap Passes Two Million Sales Outside Of Japan

    Nintendo doesn't actually publish it in Japan

    New Pokémon Snap was, to some long-term fans that had been dreaming about a new entry in the spin-off series, a big moment in this year's release calendar. Though Pokémon spin-offs rarely - almost never - get close to matching sales of the main series, the photographic adventure has had a good start...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
  • Random 'Bowser Day 2021' Trends Online As Fans Celebrate Nintendo's Iconic Villain

    And so they should!

    If Mario has March 10th as his very own 'MAR10 Day', then it only seems fair that other characters also get their own time to shine, right? This week, it's Bowser's turn to lap up the limelight. Throughout yesterday and into this morning, #BowserDay2021 has been trending on social media. Fans of Mario's archenemy have been...

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  • News Nintendo To Spend Up To $900 Million To Buy Back Its Own Shares

    "We have a strong cash position thanks to the Nintendo Switch business"

    The Nintendo Switch generation has been transformative for Nintendo's business and finances, consolidating development onto one main platform, delivering impressive sales and significantly boosting the company's bank balance. It certainly brings the boom years of the DS and Wii...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Financial Results
  • News In Just Five Days, Mario Golf: Super Rush Became The Second Best-Selling Game In The Series

    Fore blimey!

    Nintendo has provided its first official sales update for Mario Golf: Super Rush, and the figures show that our favourite plumber's latest outing is likely already his most successful yet. In its financial earnings report covering April through June 2021, Nintendo revealed that Mario Golf: Super Rush sold 1.34 million units worldwide...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Sales Figures
  • News Nintendo's Profits Drop As Expected, But It Remains In A Strong Position

    Annual estimates remain unchanged

    Since the last set of financial reports Nintendo has enjoyed a positive E3 showing and unveiled the Switch OLED, giving us indications of why the company has remained optimistic of generating major profits this year. The headline summary is that the estimates given in the previous year-end results remain unchanged...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Financial Results
  • News Nintendo Shares Updated Release Schedule For 2021 And Beyond

    Major Switch release windows reconfirmed

    As part of Nintendo's latest financial report, the company has published an updated look at its upcoming release schedule. Below, you'll find a list of Nintendo's major releases planned for 2021 and beyond (so not including third-party releases). Thanks to upcoming hardware launches, the list also includes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Here Are The Top Ten Best-Selling Nintendo Switch Games As Of June 2021

    How many of these do you own?

    Nintendo has provided updated sales figures for its best-selling games on Switch, giving us a great look at which titles have performed the best since the console first launched more than four years ago. It's a very familiar list, with most of the system's best-sellers holding their positions from previous reports...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales Figures
  • News Switch Hardware Sales Reach 89 Million Despite Facing A Year-On-Year Slump

    4.45 million units sold during Q1

    The Nintendo Switch has reached a grand total of 89.04 million hardware sales, Nintendo's latest financial report confirms. Between April and June 2021, the system sold a total of 4.45 million units (3.31 original model, 1.14 million for the Lite) to help it close in on that 90 million milestone, although sales are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales Figures
  • News Another Shmup Joins The Arcade Archives Collection On Switch

    UPL's Bio-Ship Paladin

    Hamster's Arcade Archives release this week for the Nintendo Switch has been confirmed as the 1990 horizontal side-scroller shoot 'em up, Bio-Ship Paladin. "BIO-SHIP PALADIN” is a shooting game released by UPL in 1990. Players use a variety of weapons to defeat bosses, including a main weapon with charge and chain shots,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Arcade Archives
  • News Ninjala's Spooky Season Begins This September

    New weapons, battles and more...

    GungHo has outlined what to expect from bubble gum team-based shooter Ninjala in its seventh season. This spooky themed update includes new weapons ( Paw-xing Gloves and Ogre Gloves), a new Shinobi Card (Ninjutsu Stock), new fashion lens (to change the look of avatar eyes) and a new featured battle: Last Ninja...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ninjala
    • Updates
  • News Monster Hunter Stories 2 Second Major Update Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Update today

    Following on from our previous post, Capcom has now released Version 1.2.0 for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. It adds a new co-op quest - allowing you to take on the dazzling Kulve Taroth. There are also new monsters - Hellbalde Glavenus and Boltreaver Astalos. Some of this content will also roll out later this month on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
    • Capcom
  • News Limited Run Games Is Publishing SNES And Virtual Boy Retrospective Books

    Download samples now

    Well, this is a surprise. Limited Run - the company known best as a physical game distributor - has announced it will be publishing two retro gaming books. Both are by Jeremy Parish and will be available to pre-order on 10th August. Super NES Works Vol. 1 Hardcover Book Super NES Works Vol. I looks back at the early days of...

    • Retro
    • Limited Run Games
    • SNES
    • Virtual Boy
    • Nintendo
  • News The Pokémon And Stardew Valley Hybrid Monster Harvest Gets Delayed For The Third Time

    "There was one final development hurdle"

    Update #2 [Thu 5th Aug, 2021 00:55 BST]: You might find this hard to believe, but Monster Harvest has been delayed for the third time in a row. Merge Games and Maple Powered Games are now promising the upcoming farming sim meets critter collecter adventure will arrive on 31st August, across all platforms -...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

YesterdayWed, 4th Aug 2021

  • Random Reggie (Kind Of) Reveals The Secret Character In His Signed Retro Studios Artwork

    This might be the most insight we get...

    Around the same time Reggie Fils-Aimé stepped down from his role as Nintendo of America, he showed off some gifts he had received from co-workers as well as the company's studios. One gift that generated a lot of speculation online (at the time) was a signed and framed piece of artwork from Retro Studios...

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    • Reggie
    • Nintendo
    • Retro Studios
  • News Nintendo Releases Hanafuda And Playing Cards Based On Mario, Zelda, Splatoon And More (Europe)

    Update: Mario cards are now back in stock

    Update: More than a year since they first appeared (and immediately sold out), the Super Mario Hanafuda cards are back in stock on the My Nintendo Store. They're available for £22.50 plus shipping and can be purchased below from the My Nintendo Store. Sadly, the Zelda and Splatoon cards haven't returned at...

    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
  • News Five Years Later, Nintendo's Lawsuit Against 'White Cat Project' Has Finally Been Settled

    Nintendo initially asked for $40m in damages

    Colopl's White Cat Project In a new statement (Japanese), Nintendo has confirmed that its patent infringement lawsuit filed against Colopl and its 'White Cat Project' mobile game has now been settled, with Colopl agreeing to pay an undisclosed figure. If you need a quick catch up, the case can be traced...

    • Nintendo
    • Legal
    • Patents
  • News Two More Of Capcom's Legendary Street Fighters Join Fortnite

    Cammy and Guile drop in

    Fortnite has arguably taken the crown as the most ambitious crossover video game of all time - allowing all sorts of video game characters, stars, singers, athletes, and even superheroes to drop into its universe. Following on from the addition of Ryu and Chun-Li from the Street Fighter seri

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Street Fighter
    • Capcom
  • News New Pokémon Snap's First Major Update Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Download it today!

    The first major update for New Pokémon Snap is now officially live on the Nintendo Switch. As previously mentioned, this free content adds 20 additional pocket monsters and three new courses. There'll also be some quality of life improvements. Here are the full patch notes, courtesy of Nintendo's official website: Ver. 2.0.0...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Updates
  • News Monster Hunter Stories 2 Adds New Co-Op Quest And Monsties In Free Update

    More to come, too

    Though Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is very different to the action-oriented main series games, it naturally shares a lot of similar concepts. It offers various options for co-operative hunting online, it's a very long experience that'll keep you busy for weeks (or months), and Capcom is regularly adding more in free DLC...

    • Monster Hunter
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
  • News Pokémon GO Reduces PokéStop Spin Distance In America And New Zealand

    And the community isn't happy

    As countries around the world attempt to bounce back from the pandemic, Niantic has decided now is the right time to undo some Pokémon GO safety and accessibility measures tied to the pandemic. The latest update applies specifically to America and New Zealand - with the mobile AR developer announcing at the start of...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
    • Niantic
  • Review PICROSS S GENESIS & Master System Edition - Picross X SEGA Could Have Been More

    SAY-GUH

    It’s rather impressive how much mileage Nintendo and Jupiter Corporation have managed to get out of the Picross franchise. The beloved number puzzle series has been going for a couple decades now, while the core gameplay all along the way has remained almost completely stagnant. Though the ‘main’ games have been entertaining enough in...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Sega
    • Sonic
  • Feature Fire Emblem And 8 Other Nintendo Franchises That Need A TV Series

    Lights, camera, action!

    Recently, we’ve spent the last who knows how long, re-playing Pokémon Blue, Red, and Yellow on the 3DS Virtual Console, and bingeing the original Pokémon animated series on Netflix alongside this, and what a time I’ve been having! Netflix is rumoured to be planning on making a live action Pokémon series, too, and this...

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    • TV
    • Netflix
    • Nintendo
  • News Axiom Verge 2 Update Data Has Apparently Surfaced On Nintendo's Servers

    Could it be arriving soon?

    Tom Happ's Axiom Verge 2 has suffered multiple delays, but the latest findings doing the rounds online suggest the game could be arriving on the Nintendo Switch very soon. According to Nintendo Everything, update data for the game has recently been discovered on Nintendo's servers. In the past, there have been similar...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Mario Golf: Super Rush Spirits This Weekend

    Available for a limited time

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next Spirit event has been detailed, and this time we're being treated to a selection of brand new Spirits based on Mario Golf: Super Rush (thanks, Perfectly Nintendo). Just like in the past, this latest event will run for five days in total, starting on Friday 6th August and wrapping up on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Super Mario
  • News Jet Set Radio's Beat Joins Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania As A Playable Character

    Only two months until launch!

    If you weren't already sold on Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, perhaps the news that Jet Set Radio's Beat is set to be a playable character will be enough to convince you to grab a pre-order. That's right, the protagonist of Sega's graffiti-spraying, city-skating 2000 action hit will be rollin' right into the world of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sega
  • News Pokémon GO Adds Galar Pokémon In New Sword And Shield Event

    Latest event kicks off this month

    Pokémon that first appeared in Pokémon Sword and Shield's Galar region will soon be available in Pokémon GO, Niantic has announced. The new arrivals are landing in the game as part of the app's final Ultra Unlock event; called 'Part 3: Sword and Shield', the event will star the debuts of two Galar Legendaries,...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
  • News Indie Publishers Team Up To Run Their Own Direct Showcase

    Everyone gets a Direct!

    Nintendo really hit on something big with its Directs, a showcase intended to bypass the usual way of announcing games at big conferences like E3, and now everyone wants a slice of that pie. Following in Nintendo's successful footsteps, we've seen multiple studios and groups do it themselves, from the Wholesome Direct and the...

    • Directs
    • Indie
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Cruis'n Blast Track Showcase Emphasizes Its Wacky Side

    Stay on course

    Perhaps not traditional E3 fare, but Cruis'n Blast nevertheless made its mark during Nintendo's E3 Direct, confirming release details for the arcade title's Switch conversion - if you need the reminder it arrives on 14th September. Developer Raw Thrills, Inc. has now released a rather fun new trailer for the arcade retro-inspired...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Moonrider Is A Project That Has 16-Bit Strider And Shinobi Vibes

    In the works at JoyMasher (Blazing Chrome)

    Depending on how you use it, Twitter timelines can be full of GIFs and clips of in-development game projects, some of which are immediately eye-catching. That's the case with Moonrider, for which a 50 second video was posted by its creator Danilo Dias. First up, here is the video and the story background...

    • JoyMasher
  • News Creepy-Cute Japanese Horror Adventure 'Last Light' Coming To Switch

    Set in an abandoned hospital

    Last Light is certainly an intriguing horror game, but it's a little hard to decipher. With just a 30-second trailer and a Steam page that's largely been translated from the Japanese website, we know that the game is set in an abandoned hospital, and the main character — Lumi — will have to avoid the darkness in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
  • News RICO London Will Kick The Doors Down On Switch In September

    Not long until bullet time

    The original RICO was an enjoyable shooting romp on Switch - designed to make you feel like an '80s action hero, it was arguably also more fun in co-op with a buddy. We're expecting its sequel, RICO London, to feature in an Aksys showcase later this week, but publisher Numskull Games has taken the plunge and already...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Huntdown To Get Wider Retail Release And Second Run Of Collector's Edition

    Hunt those copies down

    During its E3 event Limited Run Games announced an awesome Collector's Edition of Huntdown, the stylish run and gun title on Switch. Unsurprisingly it proved popular, selling out in under 12 hours. In good news for those that missed out another batch of 2000 units will go on sale soon, on 10th August to be precise. Here's the

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Drum Box Aims To Bring Some Rhythm To The Switch eShop

    Drum roll please...

    The days of Rock Band and Guitar Hero may be gone, though Harmonix is still working in the genre with interesting results in Fuser, but a download title on Switch eShop will aim to blend that rhythm gameplay with, well, producing a good rhythm. Drum Box - from Sanuk Games - adopts the scrolling bar approach we know from Guitar...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Tuesday3rd Aug 2021

  • Round Up Here Are The First "Hands-On" Impressions Of The Nintendo Switch OLED

    What are the critics saying?

    Update (Tue 3rd Aug, 2021): First hands-on impressions of the Switch OLED model have now cropped up in various UK publications, following on from US outlets' first looks last month. We've added a selection of hot new takes to our round up below. Nintendo surprised everyone when it announced a brand new system — the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch OLED
    • Round Up
  • Guide Best Visual Novels For Nintendo Switch

    Updated with The Great Ace Attorney

    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 the...

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  • Random Someone Made A Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Version Of Google Maps Street View

    Revisit your favourite locations in Hyrule

    Have you been wanting to return to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to revisit all of the famous landmarks and locations in the game, but just don't have the time? Well, there's now a new way to travel about the land of Hyrule, and you don't even have to boot up your own copy of the game. Fan,...

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    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Pokémon Unite Is Getting A Game Update, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Includes fixes, balance adjustments and more

    Pokémon Unite has been out for a few weeks now and it's not bad if you're into MOBA games. There have been a lot of freebies and handouts so far, and very soon the game will also be getting a game update. It includes text and bug fixes as well as a special spectate feature test release. A number of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Updates
  • News This Week's New Pokémon Snap Update Also Includes Quality Of Life Improvements

    Missions will be far less frustrating

    We're just hours away from checking out New Pokémon Snap's first major update, but more details on what it will actually contain are still trickling through. Of course, we already know that the update is adding 20 new Pokémon and three new courses, but it turns out that a number of quality of life...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Updates
  • Soapbox Playdate Sold Out In 20 Minutes - Is It Time For A New Nintendo Handheld?

    The Game Boy... 2

    Many of us at Nintendo Life have been patiently, excitedly waiting for the Playdate to go on sale, because we're suckers for bits of colourful plastic. Well, it did, and we missed it, because all 20,000 initial units (for the 2021 batch, at least) sold out in just 20 minutes. [Not all of us missed it! - smug Ed] It's hardly...

    • Soapbox
    • Features
    • Playdate
    • 3DS
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Launches The Game Of Life: Super Mario Edition

    And it's already selling out

    Not content with only dominating the video game world, Mario and friends have jumped into a new board game – The Game of Life: Super Mario Edition. As you'd expect, this special edition mixes up the usual Game of Life gameplay with several Mario-inspired twists; indeed, rather than having an objective centred around...

    • Super Mario
    • Merchandise
    • Board Games
  • News Former Nintendo Of America President Reveals His New Book

    Pre-order now

    Update [Tue 3rd Aug, 2021 00:55 BST]: Pre-orders for Reggie's book have now gone live on Amazon. A hard cover version will set you back $27.99 USD and the Kindle version is priced at $14.99 USD. The current release date is still 24th May 2022. Original article [Sat 17th Jul, 2021 02:00 BST]: In April 2019, Reggie Fils-Aimé stepped...

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    • Nintendo
    • Book
  • Random Zelda Lucky Charm Helps Olympic Gymnast Win Gold

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Medal

    "Video games won't get you anywhere," they said. "Video games are for nerds and babies." Well, you can take those opinions and stuff them right up your HDMI port, because video games just won an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics. Sort of. After Nina Derwael won gold for Belgium on the women's uneven bars, her...

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    • Random
    • Sports
  • Random It's Masahiro Sakurai's Birthday - And He Got An Awesome Gundam Figure

    Sakurai thanks fans for their birthday messages

    Today, Super Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai is celebrating his 51st birthday – and it looks like he'll be celebrating in style. After posting his usual Smash Bros. screenshot of the day on Twitter this morning, Sakurai was flooded with 'happy birthday' messages from fans. He took the...

    • Masahiro Sakurai
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Random
  • News After Almost 30 Years, Another Iconic Sega Arcade Is Closing Down

    Sega Ikebukuro Gigo shuts next month

    28 years ago in July 1993, the Sega Ikebukuro Gigo opened in Tokyo. This sprawling, nine-storey amusement arcade has, over the decades, become popular with gaming-mad tourists visiting Japan and has been the site of many location tests for new arcade machines. However, this September, the Sega Ikebukuro Gigo...

    • Japan
    • Sega
  • News Blizzard President J. Allen Brack Is Leaving The Company

    Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra to replace him

    Content warning: Please be aware that the following article and the sources linked within touch on topics including discrimination, sexual harassment and assault, and suicide. On July 21st, Bloomberg Law reported that Activision Blizzard — the multi-billion dollar company behind Diablo, Ov

    • Activision
    • Blizzard
    • Industry
  • Random Football Manager Jose Mourhino Calls Fortnite A "Nightmare" Game

    It's [redacted], apparently

    Fortnite might be popular, but it's also drawn a lot of criticism as it's become more and more successful. The recently appointed manager of Italian football club AS Roma, Jose Mourinho – famous for leading the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United to silverware glory – has now shared his own thoughts...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fornite
    • Epic Games
  • Review Skydrift Infinity - Arcade-Style Sky Racing That's Short But Sweet

    Just good fun, plane and simple

    One of the most irritating things anyone can say online is: “Nobody asked for this.” It’s a cocky, unfairly harsh way of shutting down any new game that isn’t on a person’s own specific wishlist, and not only is it generally disrespectful, it can also be totally meaningless. After all, a game doesn’t have...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Gallery Atlus Shares 30 Screenshots Of Shin Megami Tensei V For Switch

    Characters, demons, battles and more!

    Later this year, Atlus will be releasing Shin Megami Tensei V exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. In the lead-up, the Japanese company has been sharing new videos, screenshots and information. It's now shared around 30 screenshots showing off the game's characters, demons and battle sequences. We've rounded...

    • Gallery
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Here Are The Switch eShop's Best-Selling Games Of July 2021 (Japan)

    Zelda loses out to Monster Hunter

    Nintendo has released an updated list of its best-selling titles on the eShop in Japan, this time covering July 2021. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin has managed to claim victory this time around, just ahead of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. It's worth noting that Monster Hunter launched a week...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News Spelunker HD Deluxe Scores Western Switch Release

    Update: Digital version arrives this week

    Update: If you've been holding out for the digital version of Spelunker HD Deluxe, your time has finally come. The game will be launching on the Switch eShop on 6th August and will be priced at $24.99. The legendary game "Spelunker" is back with a full remake! Overcome difficult obstacles in search of the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random We've Been Wrong About This Streets Of Rage Special Move For Almost 30 Years

    Yuzo Koshiro sets things straight

    Yesterday, Sega's Streets of Rage series turned 30 – and composer Yuzo Koshiro decided to share a piece of trivia that has blown the collective minds of many fans. Koshiro explains that in Streets of Rage 2, Axel Stone's most famous special move – performed by tapping in the same direction twice and pressing...

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    • Sega
    • Yuzo Koshiro
  • News NIS Releases A Rather Creepy And Intriguing Game Teaser

    More details coming on 5th August

    Update: A slightly different version of the teaser video has been posted (above), confirming more information is coming on 5th August; this could be on 4th August in the Western hemisphere, so we'll keep an eye out for details. Original Article: Nippon Ichi Software, and particularly its excellent localisation...

    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Space Invaders Invincible Collection Is Finally Getting A Western Digital Release

    Launches on the eShop later this month

    Almost a year and a half since launching digitally in Japan, Space Invaders Invincible Collection is finally set to launch on Nintendo's digital store in the west later this month. It'll be available on the Switch eShop from 17th August and will cost $59.99, according to a listing on Nintendo's official...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Dorfromantik Is A 'Peaceful Building Strategy' Experience Coming To Switch

    Has benefited from support via Ubisoft's Indie initiatives

    Ubisoft may be one of the world's largest 'triple-A' publishers, but it also runs regional initiatives to find and support Indie games around the world. This is highlighted in a video above, and at the start of the short presentation development studio Toukana Interactive confirms that it...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Indie Platform Adventure 'Smashroom' Explodes Onto Switch This Week

    Featuring a "simple" levelling up system

    The explosive indie platformer Smashroom will be launching on the Nintendo Switch eShop later this week, Forever Entertainment has confirmed. Created by Jonathan Calsolaro, the game sees you take on the role of a small mushroom that can explode at will. This handy skill can be used in a number of different...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Unlock A Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Theme In Tetris 99's 23rd Maximus Cup

    Take flight later this week

    To celebrate the release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD on the Switch last month, Nintendo will be hosting its 23rd Maximus Cup in the battle royale game Tetris 99 later this week. If you participate in this event, you'll have the chance to earn a special in-game theme based on Skyward Sword. It even comes with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Tetris 99
  • News Art Of Rally Power Slides Onto Switch Very Soon

    Start the engine

    It was back in Nintendo's April Indie Showcase that it confirmed art of rally, by Funselektor, is heading to Switch eShop. Originally a popular release on Epic Game Store, it'll land on Switch and other platforms with all of the previous DLC and the upcoming Kenya expansion, so there should be plenty to do. The good news is it's...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Square Enix Almost Made Its Final Fantasy X Protagonist A Plumber

    Hear that, Mario?

    Nintendo's Super Mario is used to some friendly competition when it comes to video games, but not so much in the plumbing business. This might have been different though, had Square Enix gone ahead with its initial plans for Final Fantasy X. Speaking to Famitsu, the game’s writer, Kazushige Nojima, mentioned how the original...

    • Random
    • Final Fantasy
    • Square Enix
    • Super Mario
  • News Fort Triumph Blends Turn-Based Combat And World Exploration, Out On Switch Soon

    All wrapped in a 'parody fantasy plot'

    We have a good number of quality turn-based combat games on the Switch eShop, but another is aiming to catch our attention this month. Fort Triumph, developed by CookieByte Entertainment, has a self-stated aim of blending XCOM and Heroes of Might and Magic, which is a potentially neat combination. As you can...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Spiritfarer Physical Edition Is Out Today

    A cosy management game about death and boats

    Spiritfarer is one of those games that you can't help but call "wholesome". It's all about ferrying the dead to their final resting place, but only after completing various tasks and fetch quests that help them fulfil their last requests. Sometimes, it's something as simple as tasting a particular food...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie
    • Physical Releases
  • News Castle Of Pixel Skulls Brings Old-School Difficulty Platforming To Switch This Week

    "Everything in this castle is trying to kill you"

    Launching on the Nintendo Switch eShop this Friday is Castle of Pixel Skulls, a retro-style platformer from indie developer Josep Monzonís Hernández and publisher 2Awesome Studio. The game has you taking on the role of a skeleton who wakes up in a haunted castle. To escape, you'll need to overcome...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
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