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News Infinite Links Is The Latest KEMCO RPG Heading To Switch
From developer EXE-CREATE
Ever since the 3DS eShop, in particular, KEMCO has been a prolific publisher on Nintendo's download stores. It's continued this run on Switch, with a varied mix of titles but a particularly heavy focus on RPGs, which is undoubtedly welcome for fans of the genre. The next is now confirmed for the eShop (along with...
News Hoa And Unpacking Among Big Gaming Winners At The Webby Awards
More eShop titles also take prizes home
The Webby Awards have been running for a long time, setup to 'honor the best of the internet'. Its categories are now pretty broad seeing as almost everything is on the internet, so they range from pop culture, to TV and a lot more besides. Quite rightly games are celebrated too, and there were plenty of Indie...
News Digital Foundry Explores Whether 'Impossible Port' WRC 10 Stays On Track On Switch
"Is it really that bad?"
The Switch is home to a number of fascinating ports, including some considered 'impossible' that nevertheless hold up well on the system - high quality examples include DOOM (2016) and The Witcher 3. There are some games where it's tough to decide whether the port is worth the sacrifices, with one example perhaps being WRC...
Guide 85 Must-Have Games You Should Pick Up In The Switch eShop Sale (Europe)
Every 9/10 game in Nintendo's Spring sale
In many parts of Europe we have Spring in full bloom — the smell of cut grass, trees coming back to life, flowers opening up. It's all rather lovely, and of course we can both enjoy nature and play our Switch on the go; we need fresh air but, yikes, those backlogs won't play themselves. To celebrate the...
News Nintendo Shares Advice For Those Suffering Switch Battery Issues
Pretty simple, really
In recent months some Switch owners (notably with relatively new OLED models) have been highlighting issues with their system's battery. An example of the problem would be the battery draining rapidly overnight when the console's in sleep mode, or potentially having less stamina than normal during gameplay. Nintendo's official...
News Pikmin Bloom Is Adding Weekly Challenges With Step Goals
Time to get walking
Pikmin Bloom may not have the same userbase and profile as Pokémon Go, but Niantic's take on the franchise is nevertheless a rather pleasant AR experience. In our Pikmin Bloom review we praised its laidback approach and its healthy, feelgood vibe. It seems that Niantic is eager to keep the app progressing, too. As reported by...
News Dandy & Randy DX Promises Retro Adventure Puzzling, Out This Week
Lots of collectibles, not many Bits
Ratalaika Games keeps busy with budget releases on the Switch eShop, and the next on the way is from Brazilian developer Asterstic Game Studio. Dandy & Randy DX arrives this week on 29th April priced at $6.99USD / €6,99, and promises top-down adventure puzzling with a retro vibe. As you can see in the...
News Pokémon Developer Game Freak Introduces Optional Four Day Working Week
Primarily catered to those dealing with childcare / nursing care
Game Freak is a development studio extremely well known to Nintendo fans, with Pocket Card Jockey on 3DS being a particular standout. Yes, ok, there's also all of those hugely successful Pokémon games, too. It's a company with an important place in the industry, then, and it's also...
News Sam & Max: Beyond Time And Space Gets Demo And Physical Release
Special edition has a DVD and Mini CD... ask your parents
The Switch has a few excellent point-and-click adventure games, including very decent updated versions of Telltale Sam & Max games that previously graced the Wii. With enhanced visuals, decent control schemes and plenty of wacky humour they're certainly worth checking out. The most...
News Raven's Hike Aims To Get You Hooked With Budget Puzzle Platforming
Arrives this week on the eShop
With the eShop having 30+ new games most weeks, it can be a pricey business if you're picking up titles regularly. We do get budget games to look at, too, and this week's eShop update (28th April) will bring Raven's Hike at $3.99USD (with regional variations, of course). Its hook is 'no jumping, no walking', as you...
News Kirby And The Forgotten Land Claims Third In March NPD Results
Triangle Strategy misses top 10
The NPD results, which cover game sales in the US along with a lot of other data, are now emerging for March. Nintendo published or distributed two notable titles last month, and their results were mixed. Though the full public data isn't due until 26th April, Axios writer Stephen Totilo has shared the non-mobile...
News New Trailer Highlights Nintendo Switch Sports As Part Of Fitness Regime
Along with try-hard online play
When the Wii was launched alongside its iconic bundled game Wii Sports (apart from in Japan, where it was sold separately), trailers showed games of all ages and types getting off their butts and swinging a remote around. The Switch was able to recapture that a little in this generation, with Ring Fit Adventure...
News Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D Physical Prices Jump As eShop Closure Looms
Game still 'temporarily' unavailable to download due to license issues
Hideo Kojima games not only feature the creator's name a few hundred times, they're also well known for being loaded with licensed content. This can be in the form of iconic music or even video clips to tie games into real history, a clever bit of storytelling often deployed in...
Talking Point WATA And The Grey Areas Of Game Preservation - Is There Any Better Way?
The game industry is youthful compared to other areas of entertainment and recorded culture - younger than film and TV, and of course a baby compared to printed works. Yet we're now decades into the history of gaming, especially if you go back to the systems of the 1970s, perhaps even a little earlier. Even if you choose to focus on the...
News Historic Village Remains Found On Nintendo Museum Construction Site
Now THAT is history
Last Summer Nintendo announced plans for a Nintendo Gallery, a museum of sorts that will "share Nintendo’s product development history and philosophy with the public". It's using the site of a now out-of-use manufacturing facility, which was also used for product repairs before seeing its workload shifted elsewhere; you can see...
News Nintendo Of America Criticised Over Treatment Of Part-Time And Contract Workers
"I feel like I hit a glass ceiling where my input no longer mattered"
Earlier this week it emerged that Nintendo of America and recruitment company Aston Carter have been named in a workers' rights complaint; the complaint alleges actions such as 'discharge' from employment and 'coercive statements'. Nintendo of America issued a response saying that...
News Splatoon 3 Gets September Release And Extended New Footage
Splatoon 3 is one of the year's big Switch releases, and now Nintendo has continued to flesh out the confirmed schedule with a release date - 9th September. It always seemed like a good 'Summer' candidate (though this is late in the Northern Hemisphere season), with its colourful look and cheerful action. The announcement came with...
News Capcom Confirms Next Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak 'News Reveal' For May
You can officially rule out a digital event for April, then
In mid-March we had a Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Digital Event, which confirmed a release date for the 'massive expansion' along with new footage and reveals. Capcom has been pretty consistent with these online streams, also using them in the past to showcase in-game events and DLC. If...
News Quake Update Adds New Horde Mode Levels And Accessibility Options
High Contrast, Read Chat Out Loud and more
Quake led to a significant amount of buzz when it dropped on Switch and other systems, and was certainly a retro highlight of 2021. It wasn't just the classic game thrown onto modern hardware, but rather it has various improvements and entirely new content to dive into; it's often cheaper than a takeaway...
News Daedalic Entertainment Launches eShop Sale With Discounts Up To 90% Off
Celebrating its 15 year anniversary
Daedalic Entertainment is now 15 years old and has launched a major eShop sale to celebrate. The publisher has been a big supporter of the Switch eShop, so there are some intriguing titles with reductions of between 30-90%. You can see some in the trailer above, while below are the discounts we've found on the...
News Cloud Gardens Is A Chilled Out Nature Sim That's Out Soon On Switch
A "meditative title that embraces your creativity"
The Switch is home to quite a few charming games that encourage you to unwind and be creative, with Townscaper being a relatively recent example. Another title with a similar vibe and approach is on the way, in this case with a focus on combining decaying landscapes / dioramas with nature - Cloud...
News LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Sets Record As Biggest LEGO Game Launch
Yes, we have to type LEGO a lot
Update: Warner Bros. Games has said in a press release that sales have hit 3.2 million in two weeks: The game has sold through 3.2 million units globally in its first two weeks and has exceeded sales records across every platform, region, and edition. Original Article: When it comes to safe bets, taking a game...
News Physical-Only Switch Title 'Demon Throttle' Opens A Second Chance Preorder
Free gift also up for grabs at PAX East
Last Summer, publisher Devolver Digital announced and then opened pre-orders on its first physical-only Switch game, Demon Throttle. It'll be the next release from Gato Roboto developer Doinksoft, and it's certainly intriguing that it'll genuinely be physical-only, with no eShop release to come. As you can...
Random Nintendo Might Not Be As Old As You Think
Or it could be even older
There is plenty of Nintendo's history that is well established, especially the more recent period of its video game business. Of course, the company goes much further back with an assortment of previous business ventures, with the original and most famous being Hanafuda and playing cards. It would eventually establish...