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Random This New Pokémon Model Lets You Create Your Own Slowpoke Circle
If you've ever wanted a Slowpoke summoning circle or a Slowpoke crown, well then, we have the toy for you. Bandai has revealed it's releasing a plastic Pokémon model for Slowpoke, and it can latch onto other Slowpoke toys by biting their tails. Shared by PokéJungle on Twitter, the plastic model (from Bandai Spirits via the Bandai...
News Fire Emblem Engage Story DLC 'Fell Xenologue' Launches In April
Wave 4 is almost here
Wave 4 of the Fire Emblem Engage Expansion Pass lands on 4th April — or 5th April in Europe. And for Fire Emblem fans, this is likely the most exciting addition yet, as it brings in brand-new story content. In an ominous trailer, which starts off with "your grave", the Fell Xenologue will bring more story content to the base...
News Nintendo Switch Successor Chip Rumours Are Doing The Rounds Again
Chip on your shoulder
Over the past few days, rumours of the Switch successor's SoC (system-on-chip) have been surfacing online, which has got people speculating once again which chip the upcoming console might use. Initially, @OreXda, known for accurately leaking smartphone-related tech, claimed that the Switch successor would use an Nvidia Tegra...
News Cult Hit 'Smile For Me' Is The Most Bizarre Point-And-Click We've Ever Seen
And the Switch version is out next month
Back in 2019, LimboLane released Smile For Me on PC to rave reviews and a cult following. The Switch version was teased during last year's festive House of Indies, and now publisher Serenity Forge has revealed the game will launch on the eShop on 24th April. A physical version will follow in the summer...
News Gorgeous Pixel Art Platformer 'Chronicles Of 2 Heroes' Carves Out May Release
More retro samurai goodness
Chronicles of 2 Heroes: Amaterasu's Wrath, a brand new action platformer with 16-bit style visuals, is launching on the Switch eShop on 26th May, publisher Catness Game Studios has announced. Infinity Experience's gorgeous stab at the genre blends character-swapping action with Metroidvania elements. You control siblings...
Guide Best WarioWare Games Of All Time
3, 2, 1... RANK!
Remember, this ranking is based on the games' User Ratings in our database and is subject to real-time change even now. If you haven't rated your WarioWare collection, feel free to add your scores and potentially influence the order below. Enjoy! If you can believe it, WarioWare is 20 years old. The original GBA title, WarioWare,...
News Xiaomei And The Flame Dragon's Fist Is A 16-Bit Kung Fu Throwback That Packs A Punch
With music from Namco composer Norio Nakagata
Publisher Leoful has today revealed that PiXEL's side-scrolling kung fu beat 'em up and retro throwback Xiaomei and the Flame Dragon's Fist is launching on the Switch eShop on 31st March. Plus, if you pre-order now, you can get yourself a 10% discount. Created as a homage to the 16-bit era, with...
Random Street Fighter II Features In Japanese Commercial For Eye Drops
Wait till Ryu see this!
Unusual video game adverts aren't uncommon, but more and more we see product placements and advertisements for other items that use video games. But an ad for Rohto eye drops in Japan has caught people's attention because the whole commercial uses edited Street Fighter II footage. (Thanks for the tip, GreatSong1!) Posted on...
Hands On Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! - A Warm, Cuddly Return (Except For The Space Invaders)
It's a Taito blowout
It's hard to argue that Bub and Bob aren't the most adorable video game dinosaurs of all time (sorry, Yoshi), so we were delighted when the dynamic duo returned with the Switch-exclusive Bubble Bobble 4 Friends back in 2019. It was exactly as we remembered their pixels back in the dusty halls of the arcade growing up, just a...
News Melon Journey Is An Adorable Mystery Adventure With Game Boy Aesthetics
It's all a bit meloncholy
Publisher XSEED Games is bringing the adorable-looking Melon Journey: Bittersweet Memories to Switch on 6th April 2023, and it looks like a long-lost Game Boy game. Developed by Froach Club as a sequel to its 2012 itch.io title, Melon Journey, your adventure takes place in a small, cosy village known as Hog Town, where...
Random New Peppa Pig Game Pays Tribute To Queen Elizabeth II
And it's a little bit jarring
The newest Peppa Pig game, Peppa Pig: World Adventures, has taken a lot of people by surprise by including a rather sudden tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away in September last year. The moment was spotted and shared on Twitter by Twitch streamer Ray Narvaez Jr. (thanks, Kotaku), who has been playing t
News Kingdom Eighties Beams Neon Nostalgia And Micro-Strategy Onto Switch This Year
Confirmed for consoles
Kingdom Eighties: Summer of Greed is the newest entry in the Kingdom micro-strategy series. Teased last year, publisher Raw Fury has now revealed that the game will be coming to consoles — including Switch — sometime in 2023. Developed by Fury Studios, Kingdom Eighties is a fair bit different from other games in the...
PSA Minecraft Bug Prevents Game From Loading On Switch
Update: Mojang resolves issue in latest patch
Update [Tue 21st Mar, 2023 03:30 GMT]: An update has officially arrived for Minecraft Bedrock Edition - resolving several issues including the one that was causing the game to get stuck at 66% when loading at launch. "Fixed an issue that could cause the game to get stuck at 66% when loading at launch...
Guide Best Deals And Cheapest Games In The 3DS & Wii U eShop Sales
27th March approaches
We've updated this list with a handful of NIS America-published games in Europe, which includes Persona Q and some of the Etrian Odyssey games. Enjoy! We're one week away from the end of the Wii U and 3DS eShops. On 27th March, Nintendo is pulling down the shutters on both digital storefronts for good, meaning that you won't...
Guide Best Nintendo Switch DLC
Downloadable loving care
There was a time, long ago, when games were done when they hit retail shelves. But we're in the 21st century now, and more often than not, additional post-launch content is released months after a developer's main game is complete, enriching the experience. There are tons of games that get DLC, Expansions, and Season Passes...
News Snorlax Is The Next Pokémon To Get Its Own Official Website
Project Snorlax is live
The Pokémon Company has launched Project Snorlax — or Project Kabigon — a brand new website and social media account that focuses on the Sleeping Pokémon (via NintendoSoup). On 17th March Snorlax got its own Instagram and Twitter account, complete w
Video Yep, These Sunglasses Really Are Compatible With Nintendo Switch
VR headsets, 3D glasses — there are lots of peripherals that you pop on your head to interact with films and video games in different ways. But the Viture XR Glasses are something very different altogether — they essentially work as a projector that sits right in front of your face. And it works with the Switch. Launching on...
News Two New Pokémon Squishmallows Are Now Available At Pokémon Center (UK)
US release will follow
Surprise! The new Snorlax and Togepi Squismallows are now available to buy from The Pokémon Center in the UK. The new 12-inch toys were teased last month, and today, The Pokémon Company has revealed that you can snap up these new additions online. Both Snorlax and Togepi cost £25.99. The first two Pokémon Squishmallows...
News Super Mario World Prototype Map Has Been Discovered
The Nintendo Gigaleak has delivered once again. A prototype map from Super Mario World (that was found in the Gigaleak) has been fixed, and we can see what could've been for the first time ever. MrTalida shared the world of Super Mario World hacker and researcher
News Next Limited-Time Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battle Event Announced
Blissey with extra EXP Candy
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's next Tera Raid Battle Event has been announced, and it's coming very soon — this weekend, even! From 24th March to 26th March, Blissey will be the next Raid Event Pokémon (via Serebii). This Blissey is a bit different from the other standard Raid Event Pokémon. It doesn't have a...
Feature 24 Indie Games We're Excited About On Switch In 2023
Make room on your SD card!
We've updated this list with lots of new entries for 2023, and included release dates on some long-awaited titles. Happy wishlisting! 2022 is dead, long live 2023. Let's hope this year is better and brighter than the last, eh? We've already rounded up our most-anticipated games for 2023, but that tends to cover the big...
News Square Enix Launches Huge Switch eShop Sale, Includes Multiple 2022 Titles (North America)
Square Enix has kicked off a pretty big publisher sale today on the Switch eShop in North America. Savings of up to 90% can be made on the Japanese developer's huge range of RPGs and published titles on the console from now until 30th March (thanks Wario64!). But it's not just your classic Final Fantasy VII or Dragon Quest discount
Nintendo Download 16th March (North America)
Bayonetta Origins! Have a Nice Death! POST VOID!
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: Bayonetta Origins: Cereza...
Soapbox Why I Love Deepnest, Hollow Knight's Most Divisive Area
Deeply in love
Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Alana thinks back on a divisive part of a beloved game as she peers into the middle distance, rocking back and forth, mumbling 'Silksong, Silksong, Silkso—'... I'm a pretty...