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  • News Terraria's Huge New 'Labor Of Love' Update Is Now Live, Here's What's Included

    And it's entirely free

    Although Re-Logic issued its 'Journey's End' update for Terraria on the Nintendo Switch earlier this year, it's not done with the game just yet. The team behind this 2D crafting, survival and exploration experience has now released a brand new 'Labor of Love' update. It bumps the game up to Version 1.4.4 and includes new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Bayonetta 1 & 2 Receive New Update Ahead Of Third Game's Launch

    Includes additional language support

    PlatinumGames' anticipated release Bayonetta 3 is finally launching on the Nintendo Switch next month, and ahead of its launch, Nintendo has issued a new update for the original Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 on the system. Version 1.1.0 for both games includes additional language support options. Here are the patch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Bayonetta
    • Updates
  • News Nintendo Survey Asks Fans What Pokémon Games & Spin-Offs They Want

    A new Mystery Dungeon, another remake and more...

    Every now and then companies will send out surveys to diehard fans asking what kind of games they would like to see in the future based on certain franchises. We've seen Atlus and others like Capcom do this, and most recently it seems Nintendo has issued one, specifically about Pokémon. As...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Pokemon
  • News Switch Online N64 Controllers Were Restocked Today, Did You Get One? (US)

    And they sold out in record time again

    One of the best ways to enhance the Switch Online + Expansion Pack service is to pick up some of Nintendo's retro controllers. Earlier today, it seems there was another surprise restock of Nintendo 64 controllers in the US for Switch Online members. Unfortunately, they were sold out in record time once again...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • N64
    • Accessories
    • North America
  • News Don't Worry, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Special Editions Are On The Way

    Check your emails

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3 got off to a strong start when it was released in July, but one minor setback was the delay of the special edition/collector's edition in select locations around the world. Months later, it seems Nintendo has finally got around to shipping the fancier physical copies of the game in the US and certain other...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
    • Nintendo
    • Reminder
    • US

YesterdayWed, 28th Sep 2022

  • News New Pokémon For Scarlet And Violet Revealed, And It's A Weird Little Fella

    Who's that Pokémon? It's.... Diglett?

    The Pokémon Company has been sharing details on the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet & Violet via a fake webinar this morning, and we've got a look at what looks to be a little Diglett-type guy. We're not sure what it's meant to be exactly yet, but it definitely looks like Gen I's little mole-like 'mon. Serebii

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
  • News We've Played Sonic Frontiers, But What Did We Think Of It?

    Check out our impressions right here

    Ah, Sonic Frontiers... The game isn't even out and yet it seems everyone and their nan has given their own hot take on Sega's latest entry. After some pretty poor gameplay demonstrations earlier this year, public opinion has slowly become more positive as we get closer to that November 8th release date, with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Splatoon 3 To Receive New Update This Week, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Touching up the ink

    A hefty update is set to come to Splatoon 3 on September 29th for North America and September 30th for Europe and Japan. The update is mainly focused on fixing communication issues as well as certain problems which have arisen during online battles. The full patch notes were published by Nintendo Japan, with the following...

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  • News Nintendo: Upcoming Splatoon 3 Patch Will Resolve Super Sea Snails Glitch

    Some players didn't receive their snails...

    If you participated in the recent Splatoon 3 Splatfest, but haven't yet received your Super Sea Snails, don't worry - Nintendo is on the case. Apparently, there's been a slight issue - where some Splatoon 3 players who voted and have viewed the final results have not received their Super Sea Snails...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Nintendo
  • News Disney Dreamlight Valley Shares Details On October Updates And Beyond

    Be Prepared

    Gameloft has given Disney Dreamlight Valley players a heads-up as to what updates to expect in the game over the coming weeks — yes, it really is October very soon (less than a week, even!). And perhaps the biggest thing to note is that the iconic villain from The Lion King, Scar, is coming to the game "in around 3 weeks". Previously...

    • Switch eShop
    • Disney
    • Updates
  • News Mario Movie Twitter Account Has Thousands Of Followers Before Making A Single Post

    Let's-a... wait?

    Following a contentious casting announcement, and a period of delays and new release dates, we found out that Illumination's upcoming Mario movie (tentatively titled Super Mario Bros.) will be getting its first teaser trailer at New York Comic C

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  • News Smurfs Kart Nails Down A November Release Date

    Update: Trailer and physical edition revealed!

    Update [Wed 28th Sep, 2022 16:00 BST]: Microids has released the debut trailer for Smurfs Kart and confirmed a final release date, with the racing title zooming onto Switch on November 15th, 2022. The trailer itself is pretty standard stuff, running through some key karting skills that, if you're a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Prepares For Title Update 2, Here Are The Patch Notes

    2 Hunt 2 Furious

    The next big Title Update for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak drops tomorrow, 29th September, and ahead of this free update, Capcom has shared the patch notes for version 12.0.0. This second glut of free content brings in three more monsters to the hunt — Flaming Espinas (who debuted in Monster Hunter Frontier, Violet Mizutsune (a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
    • Capcom
    • Update
  • News Splatoon 3 Players Discover Sloshing Machine Exploit That Allows You To Splat Through Walls

    Patch incoming, surely

    The astronomical rise of Splatoon 3 was always going to result in players finding exploits in the game, but we didn't think that one such problem would let you splat players through walls. Glance over Twitter, however, and it not only seems that this issue exists, but that players are using it to their own advantage. Because...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Nintendo
  • News Legendary Japanese Puzzle Franchise 'Magical Drop' Returns With A New Entry

    Magical Drop VI launches this Winter

    Publisher Forever Entertainment has announced that Magical Drop VI will be launching on Nintendo Switch this Winter, marking a return for the Japanese puzzle franchise after the most recent entry, Magical Drop V, released way back in 2012 on Steam. The Magical Drop series features classic colour-matching...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News It's Summer Time In Harvestella As Square Enix Shares A Heap Of New Info

    Locations, jobs, and... sandwiches?

    Harvestella is one of about ninety (haha, joking) farming sims launching on the Switch in the coming months, so naturally Sqaure Enix will be keen to show off more of the game and get the hype train rolling ahead of its official release on November 4th. We've already been treated to a demo (and be sure to tell us...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Shadowrun Trilogy Is Getting A Limited Run Physical Release On Switch

    Pre-orders open later this week

    Following on from a digital release earlier this year, the highly praised Shadowrun Trilogy - based on the cyberpunk-style fantasy tabletop RPG - will soon be getting a Limited Run Games physical release on the Nintendo Switch. Pre-orders will be made available later this week on September 30th. There's a standard...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games
  • Review Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival - A Solid Entry That Marches To A Familiar Beat

    The same old song and dance

    More than twenty years after its initial inception, chances are you know by now whether or not the Taiko no Tatsujin franchise is for you. Featuring rhythmic gameplay via four methods of control (buttons, touch screen, motion controls, or the drum accessory itself), the new entry from Bandai Namco — Taiko no Tatsujin:...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Fans Make Kirby Card Game Featuring Chef Kawasaki In A Micro Bikini

    But it has now been removed from sale

    We never really expected to write about anything like this, but Automaton Media has reported on a rather unusual fan-made Kirby card game. That seems relatively harmless on its own — despite the fact that it's a card game featuring Kirby, a pretty huge Nintendo property, that was being sold on the Japanese...

    • Random
    • Kirby
    • Japan
  • News Find Out How Pokémon Cards Are Made In This Never-Before-Seen Internal Video

    Snap!

    If you've ever wanted to see how the cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game are made, then PokéBeach's latest discovery will make you extremely happy. And even if you don't, this is one of the most satisfying videos we've ever seen (thanks,

    • Video
    • Pokemon
    • TCG
  • News Scizor And Scyther Are The Latest Pokémon To Join Pokémon Unite

    And more Pokémon are on the way

    Pokémon Unite for Switch and mobile devices has continued the expansion of its fighter roster with the release of the Pokémon Scizor and Scyther. Scyther (the bug and flying-type) and its evolved form Scizor (the bug and steel-type) come with a whole range of moves, which you can see in the character spotlight...

    • Switch eShop
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Updates
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  • News My Nintendo Store Is Back Online After Almost A Week Of Maintenance (UK)

    Update: It's back!

    Update: No less than minutes after we shared the news that the My Nintendo Store was still down in the UK, it's back online! Coincidence? Yes. Though we'd like to think we spurred on the store's re-opening. Head on over there to take a look at it! Original article: The UK 'My Nintendo Store' has been down for maintenance since...

    • Nintendo
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  • News Nintendo Goodies Up For Grabs In Playtonic's Charity Auction For SpecialEffect

    Art of Tricky from Star Fox Adventures is one potential prize

    The fabulous folks over at Playtonic Games, the developer behind Yooka Laylee and Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Lair and publisher of Demon Turf, BPM: Bullets Per Minute, and Lil Gator Game, will be holding a charity auction next Friday, 7th October, to raise money for SpecialEffect's '

    • Nintendo
    • Playtonic
  • News Gigantosaurus Looks To Take On Mario Kart With Prehistoric Karting Mayhem

    More of the same prehistoric formula

    We could fill a starting grid with all of the Mario Kart-esque racers which have sought to ride in the plumber's slipstream over the past few years, and Gigantosaurus: Dino Kart looks to be the latest to join the fleet. Published by Outright Games in collaboration with Cyber Group Studios, the team has today...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News SNK Celebrates Art Of Fighting 30th Anniversary With A New Illustration

    The original game launched in 1992

    Last week SNK celebrated Art of Fighting's 30th anniversary. This particular fighter was first released for Neo Geo and arcades in September 1992. It helped pave the way for the genre and eventually got a second game (1994) and third game (1996). SNK shared this special occasion by sharing a new drawing by SNK...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • SNK
    • Neo Geo
    • Anniversary
  • Anniversary Picross S Turns 5 - We Doff Our Caps To Switch's Most Dependable Puzzler

    We salute you, Sir

    It's five years to the day since Jupiter's long-running puzzle series first made the jump to Switch with Picross S, and please forgive us if we get a little nostalgic. With the eighth entry in the S saga coming to the Switch eShop in a matter of hours, there's no denying that each new entry amounts to a fresh DLC pack featuring...

    • Anniversary
    • Picross
    • Switch eShop
  • News Overwatch 2 Gets New Defence Matrix To Combat "Cheaters And Disruptive Players"

    Out with the old and in with the new

    Overwatch 2 will arrive as a free-to-play game on the Nintendo Switch and other platforms very soon — on October 4th. Replacing the original Overwatch servers in the process, the sequel is set to introduce a huge number of new players to the online game increasing the prospect of disruptive behaviour and...

    • News
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    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Overwatch

Tuesday27th Sep 2022

  • Review Tunic - Old-School Adventuring With Nods To Zelda, Unforgiving And Ingenious

    Surprisingly, the fox isn’t saving a princess from a pig-man

    The opening moments of Tunic fooled us into thinking we were in for a derivative Zelda-like adventure. A diminutive fox-like character wearing a green tunic reminiscent of a certain hero wakes up on a beach. From an isometric camera angle, this fox (known as the Ruin Seeker) finds a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News You Can Now Add Splatoon 3 Widgets To Android And iOS Home Screens

    Stay fresh with this cool new feature

    Nintendo has added a cool new feature to the Switch Online mobile application - allowing users to add Splatoon 3 widgets to their phone's main menus. To access these new features, you'll need to have the app downloaded on your device of choice and be logged in with your Nintendo Network ID. Be sure to also...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 3
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News Pokémon Unite's Next Batch Of Playable Pokémon Revealed In New Datamine

    Spoilers ahead

    The Pokémon Unite roster is set to expand with a public test website for the game confirming Clefable, Zoroark and Sableye will all be "available to play" in a future update. There's been no major announcement about these Pokémon just yet, but a dataminer has revealed some of the game's artwork for each of these monsters (below)...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Pokemon
    • Datamine
  • News Pokémon Center's Very Big, Very Round Spheal Plushie Is Now Available In America

    Update: The big boi is ready to be bought

    Update [Tue 27th Sep, 2022 12:45 BST]: Folks, it's official — the big ol' Spheal plush which was previously exclusive to Japan is now available in America! The company revealed via the official @Pokemon Twitter that the much-admired Spheal plushie can now be purchased on the Pokémon Center US store for a...

    • Pokemon
    • Merchandise
    • North America
  • News Nintendo Introduces Two New Fire Emblem Engage Characters

    Meet the twins

    The tactical RPG series Fire Emblem is returning early next year on the Switch with the new game Fire Emblem Engage. In the lead-up to its release, Intelligent Systems and Nintendo have been slowly sharing more footage and information about the characters and gameplay in this new entry. The latest news drop focuses on the new monk...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
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  • News You Can Now Play NES Games On The Analogue Pocket

    SNES functionality also recently made available

    Here's something for retro gaming fans to celebrate this morning — thanks to Adam Gastineau, you can now play NES games on your Analogue Pocket. This tiny little handheld device can already play a number of retro handheld games with FPGA accuracy, and now you can add the 8-bit Nintendo console to...

    • NES
    • Hardware
    • Retro
    • Analogue Pocket
  • News Capcom Fighting Collection Receives A Free QoL Update, Out Now For Switch

    Viewable hitboxes, new gem colours and more!

    Update [Tue 27th Sep, 2022 02:30 BST]: This update is now live for the Capcom Fighting Collection. You can see the full patch notes over on Capcom's official website. There are even some Switch-specific fixes in there! Original article [Thu 22nd Sep, 2022 04:55 BST]: The official Street

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
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  • News Nintendo Shares "Thank You" Message And End Credits For Dragalia Lost

    On the game's fourth anniversary

    Nintendo and Cygames' mobile RPG Dragalia Lost officially closes its doors on 30th November, and with the main story now over and services gradually being reduced, the Big N has shared a message thanking players for their support of the popular mobile game. On the game's fourth anniversary — today — Nintendo...

    • Nintendo
    • Dragalia Lost
    • Mobile
  • News Pre-Orders For Good Smile's Metroid Dread Samus Aran Figma Are Now Live

    Coming late 2023

    After teasing its reveal for the best part of 2022, Good Smile Company has now finally unveiled the much-anticipated 'Samus Aran: DREAD ver.' online, with pre-orders now available (thanks Nintendo Soup!) Modelled on Samus' appearance in MecurySteam's Metroid Dread, the figure is highly posable and comes with all of the added...

    • Metroid
    • Merchandise
    • Good Smile Company
  • News Tunic Aesthetics And Ratchet & Clank Action Meet In 'Trifox', Out On Switch Next Month

    How do you out-fox a fox with a gun?

    Belgian developer Glowfish Entertainment's debut game Trifox rides in on the bushy tail of Tunic's Switch arrival to ask a key question: what if your fox protagonist had explosives — or magic, or a giant hammer for that matter? The answer can be found when the game releases on Switch on October 13th,a full day...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Indie
  • News First-Person Horror Game 'Charon's Staircase' Ascends Onto Switch In October

    Update: Release date officially announced

    Update [Tue 27th Sep, 2022 16:00 BST]: SOEDESCO has today revealed that Charon's Staircase will be ready and waiting on Switch to accompany you on your Halloween weekend. The game will launch on 28th October — both physically and digitally. We've got a few brand new screenshots of the upcoming...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Community Found A Great Switch Game We Didn't Review? We Want To Know

    Highlight a 'hidden gem' with a shoutout

    With the busy month of September coming to an end, publishers are shadow-dropping great-looking games on Switch eShop even in these closing days. Dropsy is the latest one, a point-and-click adventure coming hot on the tail of the most anticipated point-and-click adventure of the last decade or more, and from...

    • Community
    • Reader Recommendations
    • Features
    • Switch eShop
  • Mini Review Penko Park - A Worthy Spiritual Successor To Pokémon Snap

    “We’re going to make a fortune with this place”

    There has never been a better time to be a Pokémon Snap fan than during the Switch era. From the excellent New Pokémon Snap delivering a sequel over 20 years in the making to the long-awaited rerelease of the original Pokémon Snap on the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, it seems like the...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Anniversary Dragon Quest V Is 30 Years Old Today

    The best Dragon Quest?

    One of the Super Famicom's most-celebrated RPGs turns 30 today in Japan. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride was the series' first game on the 16-bit console, and even today, Dragon Quest V is fondly remembered, despite the game not receiving an official Western release until its 2009 DS port. The Super Famicom (or...

    • Anniversary
    • SNES
    • Retro
    • Dragon Quest
    • Square Enix
  • News Taiwanese-Developed Action RPG Xuan Yuan Sword 7 Arrives On Switch In 2023

    The long-standing series makes its Nintendo debut

    Softstar Entertainment and DOMO Studio's Xuan Yuan Sword 7 will be coming to Switch next year. eastasiasoft announced that the 2020 action RPG — which saw PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports in 2021 — will be coming to Nintendo's console in 2023 (thanks, Gematsu!). The Xuan Yuan Sword series,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Smash-Style Indie Brawler Slap City Gets A Surprise Release On Switch eShop

    Featuring new characters and online crossplay

    Nintendo Switch is home to all sorts of brawlers and if the existing lineup of offerings wasn't already enough, Ludosity (the same team behind Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl) has today released Slap City. Slap City is an indie-themed platform fighter featuring characters like Ittle Dew and Ultra Fishbunjin...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indies
  • News First 4 Figures Expands Kirby Range With Two King Dedede Statues, Pre-Orders Open

    Can our wallets enter mouthful mode for this?

    Known for its range of appealing yet eye-wateringly expensive collectables, First 4 Figures is setting about expanding its Kirby range with two new King Dedede statues (thanks, Nintendo Everything!). Coming in either classic or masked appearance, the figures are available as both Standard ($509.99) and...

    • Kirby
    • Merchandise
    • First 4 Figures
  • News Retro Top-Down Shooter 'Splatter Zombiecalypse Now' Takes Zombies Into Film Noir

    You should've gone for the head

    Following in the slipstream of HBO's The Last of Us trailer, Splatter Zombiecalypse Now makes it quite the 24 hours for zombie news. Unlike Ellie and Joel's foray into the realms of live action, however, this Untold Tales / Dreamworlds collaboration does have a release date, as the zombie-hunting rampage begins on...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

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