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News LEGO Bricktales Free Easter Update Hops Onto Switch Today
Update: Crack open the update now
Update [Tue 21st Mar, 2023 16:30 GMT]: Thunderful Games has given us an early Easter surprise in LEGO Bricktales as the free Easter update is available to download now on Switch and all other consoles. Bringing a new story and plenty of new features (which you can check out in our original story below), this gives...
Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel - Burger Time Deluxe
Welcome, one and all, to another edition of Box Art Brawl! Last week, we got retro as we looked back at the North American and Japanese box art for Mega Man X2 — two very different styles, presenting a very different game experience. Predictably, this wasn't a close one. The bright Japanese cover walked away with a healthy 73% of the...
Talking Point What Makes A Really Good Demo?
Time is money
As the Switch eShop library continues to grow, so too does the number of available demos. And hey, demos are great! This convenient way to try before you buy has got us hooked on many a game that we may never have otherwise picked up, and with a number of demos offering the chance to carry your data over from the trial into the full...
News Neon And Gnarly Roguelike 'Elsie' Gets New 'Bosses And Biomes' Trailer
Ready to run-and-gun?
Publisher Playtonic Friends has today revealed a new trailer for its upcoming neon-drenched roguelike, Elsie, and it is looking set to be a pretty one — 'pretty' in its visuals, and 'pretty challenging' in its gameplay. Developed by Knight Shift Games, Elsie will see you taking on the role of the titular character in an...
News Frogun Encore Leaps Onto Switch This Summer With More N64-Inspired Platforming
The collectathon is far from over
Publisher Top Hat Studios has announced that last year's throwback platformer Frogun will be landing itself a sequel, as Frogun Encore is set to bring even more low-poly vibes our way this summer. The last retro-inspired puzzle platformer was an all-around good time when it leapt onto the Switch in 2022 and the...
News No Man's Sky's Next Update Is On The Way, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Hitting ver. 4.15
Whatever your thoughts on No Man's Sky's journey so far, you have to respect the amount of effort that Hello Games puts into ever improving the game with constant updates. One such patch has now been announced and this one is all about getting rid of some pesky bugs that cropped up in the recent 'Fractal' update. The ver. 4.15...
Random Watch This GBA SP Get A LEGO Makeover
And it can even play Mario!
We have seen a number of awesome revamped consoles over the years and the best of them leave us feeling slightly heartbroken that we can't get one of our own. In the case of this fully functional LEGO Game Boy Advance SP, you can consider our hearts well and truly shattered. This project was taken on by YouTuber Retro...
Japanese Charts Fatal Frame: Mask Of The Lunar Eclipse Sells Well In A Strong Week For Switch
Kirby finally starts to slow down
The latest Japanese charts are now in from Famitsu, and while a number of Nintendo heavyweights continue to hold onto the top spots, this week sees an impressive Switch opening for Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (thanks, Gematsu). Debuting this week, the remaster of the 2008 Japanese exclusive sold a...
Random The World's Largest DS Just Got A 3D Upgrade
And it even has a working Circle Pad
You might remember in July of last year, designer and all-around tech wiz BigRig Creates managed to build the world's largest working DS using a TV and McDonald's touchpad. Well, just as the DS gradually evolved into the 3DS, BigRig has managed to give his creation a dimension-adding upgrade. That's right, the...
News Splatoon 3's Next Splatfest Is A Monster Mashup
What's that coming over the hill?
Nintendo has announced the date and theme of Splatoon 3's next Splatfest and this one is promising to be particularly monstrous. After getting us to choose between our favourite flavours of chocolate last time around, it's time to get your tinfoil hats out for this one as the Splatfest asks, "Which of these is...
News First Harvest Moon: The Winds Of Anthos Images Tease What's Next For The Farm Sim Spin-Off
Farming AND romance? What a concept!
We're all looking forward to the remake of Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, right? Even if you're not, it's fair to say that it has been a long time coming, especially when you consider just how much has gone on behind the scenes for this series since the original GameCube release back in 2004 — see, it's...
Guide Professor Layton And The New World Of Steam: Everything We Know So Far
Gathering all of the clues about the upcoming puzzler
The wait for what many would refer to as another proper Professor Layton title has been a long one. The initial DS trilogy captured (and then broke) our hearts before the prequels came around and kept our love for the series going across a further three games — even if the jump to the 3D art...
Random Resident Evil 4's Iconic Opening Has Been Recreated In LEGO And It's Amazing
We are nearing the hotly-anticipated release of Resident Evil 4's big ol' remake on 24th March, and while this top-of-the-range facelift was never going to be the kind of title to make the leap to Switch, we have now seen a version that we almost want to play even more. Yes, if the headline has not already given it away, the opening...
Random Pokémon Anime Ad In Tokyo Shows Ash's Best Moments Ahead Of His Final Episode
Like no one ever was
We are nearing the end of Ash Ketchum's journey in the Pokémon animated series and we are starting the see the tributes pouring in for the newly-crowned Pokémon Champion and his Pikachu companion. One of the most thorough tributes that we have come across so far, however, comes from Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, where an advert...
Random Pikachu Was Originally Going To Talk Like Meowth In Pokémon Anime, Says Director
It's no secret that Ash Ketchum and Pikachu will soon be leaving the Pokémon anime for good, capping off a storyline that has lasted for the best part of 25 years. Despite being in the company of these characters for so long, it turns out that there are still some notable aspects of each that we didn't know, like, for example, that...
Talking Point Which Pokémon-Themed Nintendo Console Has The Best Design?
The very best...
Back in January, we ran down every Zelda-themed Nintendo console out there in an attempt to find which one you lovely lot thought was the best. There were a lot of these Hylian designs, with the series clearly standing as one of Nintendo's most popular choices in the special edition design room, but these are dwarfed in number by...
UK Charts Metroid Prime Remastered Continues To Sell Well In A Week Of Mario Discounts
Having a (Morph) ball
The latest data for the UK boxed charts is finally with us after a short delay and this week sees a number of Mario titles predictably creeping up the standings after benefitting from some pre-emptive MAR10 Day sales. As expected, the Mario title to rise above the rest was Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which, with a boost from the...
News Bowser Defends $70 Zelda Pricing, Nintendo Still "Very Bullish" About Switch
"It’s exciting to see that demand is still there"
While the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom might just be the most highly-anticipated video game of all time, the announcement that the title would cost $70 on release opened up the conversation about how much we are all willing to pay for a game in 2023. Doug Bowser, the head of...
Random Check Out How Mario's Shoes Were Made For Their Nintendo Store NY Display
Update: A behind-the-scenes look at the process
Update [Mon 13th Mar, 2023 13:30 GMT]: Of all of the things on our Mario Movie Direct bingo card, the reveal that a replica of Mario's shoes would be going on display in New York's Nintendo Store was not high on the list. But hey, here we are. With the boots now out in the wild, the replica's creator,...
News Nintendo's Planned Maintenance May Make Several Services Temporarily Unavailable Today
Across Switch, Wii U and 3DS
Nintendo has announced its server maintenance schedule for the next few days and today (13th March) is set to be a big one. The maintenance officially began earlier on this morning (or yesterday, if you are in North America) with Nintendo working on the save data cloud for Nintendo Switch Online services. This level of...
News Nintendo's Official MAR10 Day Switch eShop Sale Is Now On (North America)
Update: Wave one is now live
Update [Fri 10th Mar, 2023 15:45 GMT]: Happy MAR10! Nintendo has kicked off its Mario game sale on the Switch eShop. Wave one features four titles, and we've listed them here for you: Game Price Mario Party Superstars $39.99 $59.99 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze $39.99 $59.99 Yoshi’s Crafted...
Feature Which Zelda Game Has The Best Link? - Every Link Ranked From Worst To Best
Across 19 mainline games and a handful of spinoffs, the Hero of Time has taken on a variety of forms. The changes between each have ranged from the subtle (Skyward Sword's eyeliner or A Link to the Past's pink hair) to the pretty "wait... what?" drastic (come on guys, he's literally turned into a wolf), but he's still the same old...
Japanese Charts Metroid Prime Remastered Debuts In Top Ten While Kirby Keeps Dominating
From puff balls to Morph Balls
The latest Japanese charts are now in from Famitsu and it is once again all about Kirby (thanks, Gematsu). For the second week in a row Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe has triumphed over the competition, selling 62,581 copies this time around — not quite the 189,931 that we saw last week, but respectable...
News Professor Layton And The New World Of Steam's Puzzle Designer And Story Shared By Level-5
Releasing globally in 2023/24
Developer Level-5 has just revealed more details on Professor Layton and the New World of Steam as a part of the 'Level-5 Vision' showcase. Alongside announcing that the Japanese voice cast will see Yo Oizumi returning as Hershel Layton alongside Mio Amada as Luke's new voice, the developers announced that puzzle...