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Soapbox Chasing The 'Real' Monster Hunter Rise Ending Has Restored My Faith In Online Gaming
Everyone is so lovely and stylish
Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've got on their minds. Today, Tom goes online and finds lots of nice, friendly, helpful people... There's a majority of very normal, charming individuals that love video games. Of course, you...
News 'Memory Limits' Showcases Amazing Art Created On The Game Boy
"The Game Boy becomes the medium for individual ideas, stories and visions"
The Game Boy was hugely influential in the game industry, playing its part in bringing video games into the mainstream. It's still very much loved despite its limitations, from its basic specifications that restricted the scope of its games, down to the modest screen. Those...
News Frigato: Shadows Of The Caribbean Will Bring Stealthy Pirates To Switch
"Command a crew of sea dogs"
The Switch has a good number of strategy games, but next year we'll get a real time strategy title - a subgenre a little less represented on Nintendo's system. Frigato: Shadows of the Caribbean is coming in 2023, developed by Mercat Games and published by Ultimate Games S.A., but will make its debut with a demo on 13th...
News The Pokémon Company Delivers 'Staggering' Financial Results
Driven by a packed year of games
While May brought us plenty of financial reports from gaming's biggest companies, a notable absentee was The Pokémon Company; as a private business its disclosure requirements are limited. Thankfully Serkan Toto, CEO of Kantan Games Inc. and a notable analyst in the industry, has shared some details that were...
News Moonrise Fall Is An Intriguing Exploration Puzzle Game That Drops On Switch Soon
"A brain teaser-filled world"
The Switch eShop is home to plenty of interesting smaller games, a number of which slowly made their way across from Steam. Another one for the list is Moonrise Fall, developed by Made from Strings and originally released on Steam back in 2019; it hits the eShop on 3rd June. As you can see in the video above it has a...
News Embracer Games Archive Is Striving To Preserve And Celebrate Gaming Culture
"We want to archive and save as much of the video games industry as possible"
The Embracer Group is a significant gaming company that is still somewhat under the radar in comparison to other major brands. Previously known as THQ Nordic and operating out of Sweden, it's become the parent organisation for a number of major gaming companies - familiar...
UK Charts Nintendo Switch Sports Still Leads Nintendo's Contenders
Sniped down a spot
The latest UK charts data has arrived, bringing with it a new number one and a familiar slate of Switch titles in the top 10. Nintendo Switch Sports remains as the best-performing Switch title, sliding down one position to 3rd for the last week - it's showing solid momentum at retail. Horizon Forbidden West continues to go well...
Soapbox Leaving The Comfort Zone - A Quest To Find My New Favourite Games
Old favourites are just that: old
Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've got on their minds. Today, yer man Thomas Whitehead discusses sidestepping his considerable backlog and starting a personal quest to try new things... The Switch has been with us for over...
News Knockout City Celebrates Its First Anniversary, With Free-To-Play Imminent
Don't dodge it
The Switch has some rather good free-to-play options, and June will add more to the ranks. On 1st June, as a reminder, Knockout City will be going free-to-play; developer Velan Studios (also well known for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit) will also be parting ways with EA and taking on publishing duties. The same date will
News TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity Will Bring An 'Epic' Daily Struggle To Switch
Climb a tower that transforms every 24 hours
The weekend brought us INDIE Live Expo 2022, and an interesting game to emerge was TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity, a challenging action platformer that hits Switch on 2nd June. Developed by //commentout and published by PLAYISM, it's been in Steam Early Access since late 2020 and has gained some...
PSA It's The Final Countdown For 3DS And Wii U eShop Credit Card Payments (North America)
But don't panic...
In late March 2023 we'll wave a tearful goodbye to the Wii U and 3DS eShop, stores with some wonderful exclusives and excellent ports. It's certainly disappointing that they're closing, and we'll all need to get our downloads and purchases in order before they're gone forever. Though we have 10 months before the stores close...
News Redout 2 Slows Down And Delays Release, Now Coming In June
"Needs just a little more development time"
Redout 2 is certainly a title on the radar for enthusiasts of futuristic racers like WipEout and F-Zero; for this sequel Saber Interactive is publishing and working with developer 34BigThings. The new entry will aim to provide a step-up from its predecessor with features like an 'extensive career mode',...
News Kao The Kangaroo To Get A Fancy 'Kaollector Edition' Later This Year
Limited to 5000 copies
Kao the Kangaroo is just a week away as we write this, a long overdue follow-up / reboot in the 3D action platforming series. A big emphasis is on bopping foes with Kao's fists, and it's sure to tempt some Switch owners when it arrives on 27th May. It's coming to the eShop and at retail, but now publisher Tate Multimedia has...
News Feast Your Eyeballs On More New Weapon Moves In Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
One for you Bow stylists
This past week Capcom has been releasing video demonstrations for the many weapons of Monster Hunter Rise, with a focus on new Switch Skills that'll be introduced with the Sunbreak expansion. Another three videos have now landed to showcase more smart moves. This time around we have the Bow, Charge Blade and Gunlance, all...
News WWII Narrative RPG-Lite, 'Gerda: A Flame In Winter', Gets Switch Release Date
DONTNOD-published title is still a Switch console exclusive
Late last year Nintendo's Indie World showcase included a look at the publishing debut of DONTNOD Entertainment, Gerda: A Flame in Winter, which is being developed by Danish studio PortaPlay. DONTNOD is well known for the first two Life is Strange games and
News Nexomon + Nexomon: Extinction: Complete Collection Is Heading To Switch
New monsters also on the way in post-game content
The Switch has some interesting monster catching games that aren't Pokémon, and over the past couple of years that has included Nexomon and Nexomon: Extinction on the eShop. They're particularly colourful games with their own sense of style, and have undoubtedly earned loyal fans - as a result...
News New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge Vid Showcases Fresh Areas And Designs
We're rather optimistic and excited about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, which is due this Summer on Switch and pretty much every major system. Developed by Tribute Games alongside Dotemu, it's based most heavily on the 1987 cartoon / 1989 arcade, bringing the iconic original form of the IP back to life. Dotemu has now...
News New Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Weapon Showcases Have 100% More Insect Glaive
Update: We also get a good look at new Hunting Horn moves
Update (19th May 13:30BST): Capcom has now also added a video for the rather marvellous Hunting Horn, enjoy! Original Article (18th May 13:00BST) Though it's still over a month away (arriving on 30th June), Capcom is promoting Sunbreak - the major upcoming expansion for Monster Hunter...
News WrestleQuest Developer Pins Down Some Extended Footage, Take A Look
Shows a real love for wrestling culture and history
Back in March a particularly interesting Indie wrestling game was announced - WrestleQuest. Developed by Mega Cat Studios and published by Skybound Games, it's an RPG drawing its inspiration from '80s and '90s wrestling, featuring a number of real-world athletes/performers. It's due to arrive on...
News SEGA Launches New Streets Of Rage Merch In Europe
Streets of Range
While all the trendy kids talk about Streets of Rage 4 and (accurately) discuss how awesome it is, those of us that prefer the soft glow of nostalgia look back to the original. In truth it doesn't hold up as well as its outstanding sequel, but it's an iconic game among retro enthusiasts and some of us that had our young minds blown...
News Spelunky 2 Is The Next Nintendo Switch Online Game Trial (Europe)
Yours to play for a week
One of the regular perks of a Nintendo Switch Online membership is access to Game Trials, in which you can download and play full versions of games for a week - with enough hours it's certainly possible to reach the credits in some of the titles that have featured. Nintendo of Europe has announced its next NSO trial, and...
News Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund Acquires 5% Stake In Nintendo
One of the fund's biggest moves to date
It's been a disruptive period in the game industry, with an increasing number of major takeovers and notable investments, ranging from Tencent continuing to expand its reach, Sony in the process of purchasing Bungie and Microsoft in a similar stage of its Activision Blizzard acquisition. In terms of financial...
News Shatter Remastered Deluxe Will Bring Its High Octane Take On 'Breakout' To Switch
Arriving 13 years after the original Shatter
Some re-releases and remasters pop up as a bit of a surprise, and we're pretty sure that Shatter Remastered Deluxe falls into that category. Originally released on PlayStation 3, PC and mobile back in 2009, it was a high energy take on the classic 'Breakout' formula, and well received at the time. Over a...
News Here's A Look At Follower Quests In Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
They're better at the game than us
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, a 'massive expansion' for the game, is creeping ever closer. Due on 30th June, it'll add a whole lot of content and also new features, one of which is Follower Quests. Revealed in a Digital Event for the game earlier this month, these are single-player only and involve you heading...