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  • Anniversary Dig Out The Plastic And Reform The Band - Rock Band 3 Turns 10 Today

    Let there be Rock (Band)

    Time continues to tick on mercilessly and brings with it wave after wave of video game anniversaries designed (we're certain) to make us feel older than our years. Majora's Mask launched in North America two decades ago this very day — how can that be? Another game celebrating a significant birthday today is Rock Band 3...

    • Anniversary
    • Rock Band
    • Wii
  • Random Mario Kart Music Apparently Helps With Your Homework

    Listen up, kids

    A lot of people like to work with music playing in the background – it's easy to see how a favourite tune can inspire you to increased productivity or get you through a particularly tough day. However, a new craze has surfaced online which is based around using Mario Kart's more strident songs to encourage people to work faster...

    • Random
    • Mario Kart
    • Music
  • News Strife: Veteran Edition Shoots To Switch And Nightdive Discounts Its Turok Remasters

    '90s FPS-RPG now available on the eShop

    Nightdive Studios may have recently delayed its remaster of Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition until next year, but the developer has just put out Strife: Veteran Edition on Switch and discounted its remasters of N64 classics Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and

    • Switch eShop
    • deal
  • News Fortnite Crosses The Streams With Ghostbusters Just In Time For Halloween

    What about the packs?!

    A new set of cosmetic gear has cropped up in the item shop in Fortnite and it's ready to tap into the wallets of every nostalgia-drenched thirty-something who dabbles in Epic's struggling little battle royale game. Yes, you can don the official garb of Messrs. Spengler, Stantz, Zeddemore and Venkman and bust out a variety of...

    • Fortnite
    • Epic Games
    • Ghostbusters
  • News Switch Is No Longer The Only Way To Play Bloodstained On The Move

    Ritual of the Night comes to smartphones

    Back when Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was first announced, PS Vita owners were getting all excited about taking Koji Igarashi's next Metroidvania classic with them on the move. However, as time went on the Vita version was canned (as was the Wii U edition) and, as it woul

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Smartphones
    • Bloodstained
  • Video Jurassic World Evolution Switch Gameplay Highlighted In New Developer Spotlight

    Welcome to Jurassic... World

    Last month, Frontier Developments released a short Developer Spotlight video about the upcoming Switch release of Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition, and they've recently put out a second video (above) highlighting more gameplay from the Switch version, which lands on Switch eShop 3rd November. The video featu

    • Video
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The SNES Encyclopedia Is An Exhaustive Resource For Nintendo Fans

    Penned by Chris Scullion, no less!

    As long-time readers of this very site will be aware, Chris Scullion really knows his stuff. That's why we get him to fill these hallowed pages with lovely words; he's something of a boffin when it comes to the world of Nintendo, having worked at Official Nintendo Magazine during its heyday. Scullion has been...

    • Books
    • Retro
    • SNES
  • Rumour 'Switch Pro' Could Feature A Mini-LED Display, According To A New Report

    Nintendo's looking to improve screen performance and battery life

    As Sony and Microsoft prepare to release their next gen consoles into the wild, rumours about Nintendo's future plans for Switch hardware continue to come in thick and fast. You name it, Switch Pro will have it. 4K upscaling? Natch. 48-hour battery life? We'd expect nothing less. Wake...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Pro
  • News My Time At Portia Sequel Confirmed For Nintendo Switch, Coming 2022

    Devs looking to raise $100,000 via crowdfunding

    If you're a fan of Pathea Games' My Time at Portia, then you'll be pleased to learn that the developer has just announced a sequel named My Time at Sandrock – and it's coming to Switch. Similarly to its forerunner, My Time at Sandrock takes place in "perhaps the only wholesome post-apocalyptic world...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Reminder Pokémon Sword And Shield's Physical DLC Bundles Drop Next Week

    Update: New merch offers with DLC purchases from Nintendo UK Store

    Update: Nintendo's Official UK Store has the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass bundles up for grabs with 50% off selected merch (plushies of the three starters and a starter mug) using one of the promo codes below. Simply add the items to your basket and input the code in the...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
    • DLC
  • Deals Level-5's Gorgeous Ghibli RPG Ni no Kuni Has 84 Percent Hacked Off Its eShop Price [Europe]

    Don't sleep on this one

    Level-5's Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch certainly ranks as one of the best RPGs on Switch right now, and combines an uplifting story with gorgeous artwork courtesy of the legendary Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli. The game is currently on sale, with a massive 84 percent reduction on its typical retail price...

    • Deals
    • Switch eShop
  • UK Charts FIFA Still Top, But Nintendo's Fine Form Continues

    Cadence of Hyrule's physical release struggles to make an impact, however

    We've not seen many new releases over the past week so the UK chart hasn't changed a great deal – FIFA 21 remains in the top spot, which isn't very shocking – but what's most striking is that Nintendo's excellent retail performance has held firm for yet another week, with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK

YesterdaySun, 25th Oct 2020

  • Guide Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Games - Switch eShop Deals (Europe)

    Our regularly updated picks of discounted games on Switch

    Regular sales have become a welcome fixture on the Nintendo Switch eShop and there are huge numbers of cheap and discounted Switch games available at any given time. With so much choice it can be tough to know exactly is worth your hard-earned cash and precious time. Never fear - Nintendo...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Deals
    • UK
  • News IDW Releasing Sonic The Hedgehog Hardcover Comic Collection In 2021

    272 pages of the blue blur

    It's Sonic's 30th anniversary next year and to celebrate IDW is releasing a hardcover collection of its Sonic the Hedgehog comic on 8th June next year. All up, it includes 272 pages covering the first twelve issues of the comic book series. This is also volume one - so more volumes are expected to be released. Here's the...

    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Comics
    • Sega
  • News Psyonix Says It's Still Working On Resolving Rocket League's Split-Screen Multiplayer "Issue" On Switch

    "It’s been down for over a month"

    Believe it or not, but it's now been over a month since the split-screen multiplayer mode mysteriously disappeared from the Nintendo version of Rocket League. This happened around the same time it went free-to-play. Fortunately, Psyonix hasn't forgotten about it. Just hours ago, the developer responded to a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Rocket League
  • News Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade Of Light Switch eShop File Size Revealed

    Small game, big adventure

    The big surprise this week was when Nintendo announced it would be bringing the original game in the Fire Emblem series to the west for the first time ever. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light is arriving exclusively on the Switch eShop on 4th December and is priced at $5.99 (or your regional equivalent)...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fire Emblem
  • News PowerA Continues Mario's 35th Anniversary Celebrations With Three New Switch Controllers

    Arriving later this month

    Following on from PowerA's new Switch controller designs in September, it's now got three more officially licensed Mario themed ones on the way. There's an enhanced wireless pro controller, an enhanced wired pro controller, and a wireless GameCube style controller. According to listings on Amazon, all three controllers...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • PowerA
    • Accessories
    • Super Mario
  • Review HyperBrawl Tournament - A Fun And Frantic Arcade Handbrawler

    The Beautiful Maim

    Milky Tea's HyperBrawl Tournament sees teams of futuristic handbrawlers compete in chaotic 2v2 matches where they duke it out — literally kicking, punching, stabbing and hammering each other into submission — in order to stick a great big metal ball into each other's neon nets for a GOOOOOOOAL! It's Speedball blitzed with...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel #65 - Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

    Chattur’gha, Narokath, Santak, Pargon, Pargon...

    Welcome one and all to Box Art Brawl, the battle between two or more regional box art variants to find out which one's the most aesthetically pleasing to the most discerning, intelligent — and may we say charming — of all internet users: your lovely selves. Last time we commiserated about the...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • GameCube
  • Mini Review Double Pug Switch - Not The Greatest Runner, But Still A Good Boy

    One for the dog lovers

    Switch might be a natural home to platformers but outside of 2018’s excellent Runner3, and the less-excellent Bubsy: Paws On Fire!, we’ve seen little of the runner sub-genre. Targeting the dog lovers, Double Pug Switch from The Polygon Loft seeks to fill that niche. Bringing us a challenging platformer, you play as Otis,...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 To Be Shown To The Public For The First Time Next Month

    Will be playable at Japan's Digital Games Expo

    Back in June, during the BitSummit Gaiden online event, Inti Creates announced it would be reviving its flagship 2D side-scrolling series Azure Striker Gunvolt for a third outing. Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 is described as a "true blue sequel" to Azure Striker Gunvolt - with action supervisor Keiji...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Keiji Inafune
    • Japan

Saturday24th Oct 2020

  • Random Not Everyone Is Happy With Cadence Of Hyrule's Interior Artwork

    What does it look like in your own region?

    If you've got full artwork inside your Cadence of Hyrule Switch game case, consider yourself lucky, as fans of the game in certain regions around the world have opened up their latest physical purchase to discover it's a completely blank canvas. One individual, located in Spain, was nice enough to upload...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • The Legend of Zelda
  • Review G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout - Bland, Forgettable Saturday Morning Fare

    G.I. No

    There was a huge red flag right from the off, when G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout had not been accurately renamed Action Force: Operation Blackout for a British audience. We don’t want to be reminded of the incredibly crap films, we want to be reminded of the brilliant IPC comic Battle, and its Action Force strips that eventually spun off...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News A New Drawn To Life Game Has Been Rated For The Nintendo Switch

    Two realms, one game

    Remember the action-adventure platform series Drawn to Life during the Wii and DS generation? If you don't, we'll forgive you, as it's obviously been quite some time since we last heard about it. For anyone who did enjoy this series back in its prime, the good news is it appears to be returning. According to Gematsu, the Taiwan...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ratings
  • News SuperData: 3D All-Stars Is Now The Biggest Digital Launch For A Mario Game On Nintendo Switch

    High demand, limited release

    Digital video game sales have reached an all-time high this year. Just last week, for example, FIFA 21's digital sales in the UK outsold physical purchases at launch for the first time ever. Now, according to SuperData's monthly report for September, Super Mario 3D All-Stars has set a new digital launch sales record for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Sales
  • News Of Course Scalpers Are Already Listing Fire Emblem's 30th Anniversary Edition

    Not again!

    This week, Nintendo announced it would be bringing Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light to the west for the first time ever. The catch - because there's always one - is that it'll be another "limited-time" release and will only be available on the Switch eShop until 31st March 2021. Alongside this, Nintendo is offering a

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Emblem
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Tennis World Tour 2 - A Promising Seed With Far Too Many Faults

    John McEnwoe

    Let's forget the warm-up and jump straight to the first serve, shall we? Tennis World Tour 2 demands a level of precision from its players that it simply isn't capable of facilitating. This is a sombre and serious tennis sim that bases its take on the sport around the perfect timing of shots and their precision placement on court. It's...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nightdive Studios Delays Its Enhanced Edition Of Blade Runner

    Release date now "TBD"

    Nightdive Studios has confirmed Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition will no longer be released this year on the Nintendo Switch and other platforms. In an interview with our friends over at Eurogamer, Nightdive's CEO Stephen Kick said the launch date was now "TBD". "There have been some obstacles we've had to overcome in terms of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (October 24th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Here we are at the end of another week, which this time brought us a seriously hot take on Nintendo's business practices, a Super Mario Bros. 35 bombshell, and the announcement of an iconic

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features

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