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TodaySat, 22nd Jan 2022

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Shmups

    Shoot ‘em up, all of ‘em

    Updated with Cotton Rock 'n' Roll (or Cotton Fantasy as it'll be known once it launches in the West). Enjoy! The humble shoot ‘em up has been a staple genre ever since the very beginning of video games when Spacewar! laid down the basic groundwork in 1962. No, that is not a typo; in the year that Marilyn Monroe died...

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    • Best Switch Games
  • News Cult Classic Motorbike Sim 'Elasto Mania' Returns As A Remaster Next Week

    "A blast from the past" rides onto Switch

    Roughly a year after Elasto Mania's remaster was locked in for a Switch release, it's now been confirmed for a January 26 release. Yes, that's right - the cult classic indie motorbike game released in 2000 is back. That's next week and follows on from the Elasto Mania Remastered skipping its original 2021...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News A New Hatsune Miku Puzzle Game Has Been Announced For Nintendo Switch

    Update: It's out next week in Japan

    Update [Sat 22nd Jan, 2022 13:30 GMT]: This new puzzle entry in the Hatsune Miku series has now been locked in for a release next week in Japan. It'll arrive on 27th January, and in the lead up to its release - there'll be new details shared about it every day. Original article [Fri 14th Jan, 2022 05:00 GMT]:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
    • Hatsune Miku
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 22nd)

    The week before you-know-what

    Another week has passed, which brought some interesting news in the world of Nintendo and the wider games industry. A lot of attention fell on the planned Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard, of course, and its potential impact on the industry. Back in the Nintendo Life, it was confirmed that Switch was the...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News The Pokémon Company Sets Its Sights On YouTube Videos Of The Fan-Made 'Pokémon FPS'

    All clips have been copyright claimed

    Earlier this week, a YouTuber and coder by the name of Dragon shared a new Pokémon project they had been working on. It's a Pokémon first-person shooter (yep, for real) powered by Unreal Engine, and in it, you must ah...shoot pocket monsters, instead of catching them. Many were already wondering how long it...

    • Pokemon
    • The Pokemon Company
  • News Pokémon Legends: Arceus Pre-Load File Size For Switch Revealed

    Pre-loads are now live!

    It's hard to believe, but we're now just days out from the release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus - a brand new Pokémon game that's expected to shake up the existing formula trainers have become so familiar with over the years. As we get closer to the latest entry's release on January 28th, we're learning new things about it...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Xbox Studio Rare "Immensely Pleased" About Banjo-Kazooie's Arrival On Switch

    We've waited almost 24 years...

    It was a bittersweet moment yesterday when Banjo-Kazooie arrived on the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack service. As fantastic as it is to see the UK developer's iconic duo return to a Nintendo platform after so long. It's now been nearly 20 years since Rare was acquired by Microsoft, and almost 24 since the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Banjo-Kazooie
    • Rare
    • Nintendo 64

YesterdayFri, 21st Jan 2022

  • News Xbox Boss "Trusts" Nintendo To Not Do Anything That Would Harm The Games Industry

    ...after Microsoft gobbled up Activision for $70 billion

    Unless you're been living under a rock for the past week, you'll be aware that the biggest news in gaming at present surrounds Microsoft's purchase of Activision Blizzard, the publisher of franchises like Call of Duty, Warcraft, Skylanders and Crash Bandicoot. The $68.7 billion acquisition...

    • Business
    • Industry
    • Xbox
  • News Pokémon Legends: Arceus Is 'Exhilarating' And At Times 'Surprisingly Difficult' According To Japanese Media

    The early signs are promising

    With just a week left to go before Pokémon Legends: Arceus launches on Nintendo Switch, Japanese media have had the opportunity to go hands-on with the game. We'll still have to wait a little while before full reviews are shared online, but these early impressions are certainly sounding promising. Famitsu highlighted...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Banjo-Kazooie Is Available Now On Switch Online's Expansion Pack

    Rare's iconic duo return

    Update [Fri 21st Jan, 2022 01:45 GMT]: Banjo-Kazooie has now been added to NSO's N64 Expansion Pack service. Enjoy! Original article [Wed 19th Jan, 2022 01:30 GMT]: Xbox isn't the only one that has some exciting announcements to share this week. Nintendo (with the cooperation of Rare and Microsoft, we guess...) has just...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Switch eShop
    • Banjo-Kazooie
    • N64
  • News Piplup Distribution Announced For Pokémon Legends: Arceus And Diamond/Pearl Remakes In Japan

    Will it come to the west?

    Japanese fans will soon be treated to a new Pokémon distribution following the upcoming launch of Pokémon Legends: Arceus on Nintendo Switch. The special Pokémon in question is Piplup, with owners of both the new Legends: Arceus game and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl being offered the chance to claim one...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • Video Nintendo Fixed* The Water Emulation In Ocarina Of Time On Switch

    *A bit

    If you cast your minds back to the launch of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, it was a time of great joy as Nintendo fans around the world linked arms and sang the Mario theme. Well, actually, the conversation was about emulation standards, wonky button mapping and the lack of fog. Nintendo fell short of expected standards in...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Zelda
  • News SEGA Goes Big On Nostalgia For "Project Sonic '22"

    Logos and a Genesis throwback, of course!

    It's a big year for Sonic, hopefully - well it is a big year with multiple games and the next movie, let's just hope it's also a good year. SEGA is eager to get us hyped for 2022 with its mascot and is kickstarting the "Sonic '22 Project", which is basically a "we're doing Sonic stuff and want you to be...

    • Sonic
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask Is Being Added To Switch Online's Expansion Pack In February

    "Save Termina before it's met with a terrible fate"

    Nintendo's Switch Online Expansion Pack service has announced the next N64 for release for the month of February. It's The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, originally released in 2000. This game contains much darker themes than the previous Zelda entries and sees Link having to save the land of...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • N64
    • Nintendo
  • Video We Have A Lot Of Feelings About Banjo-Kazooie On Switch

    Good ones, too!

    Banjo-Kazooie on a Nintendo console in 2022. It's mind-blowing! Not just because Rare and Nintendo parted ways long ago, or because we still haven't got our hands on Rare Replay, or because there will most likely never be another Banjo-Kazooie game, but because it actually looks really good. There were a few concerns, especially...

    • Video
    • Banjo-Kazooie
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Retro
    • N64
  • News This Modular Switch Case Looks Like It Belongs In Mobile Suit Gundam

    Extra battery! Bluetooth Audio! TV-out!

    Accessory maker Plenbo has taken to Kickstarter to secure funding for the G-Case, an "All-In-One" case solution for the Nintendo Switch and Switch OLED model. The case really does seem to have it all; not only does it provide protection for your console when you're on the move, it also comes with modular...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Kickstarter
  • Review Blackwind - Hack 'N' Slash Mech Mayhem That Misses The Mark

    Not much wind in these sails

    Once upon a time in an unfortunate culinary incident, this writer managed to accidentally create a bowl of literally flavorless Jell-O. The Jell-O (that's jelly to you UK folk) was cold, completely clear, chewy, and somehow managed to leave a massive impression, solely because of how its flavor left absolutely no...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Here's A Look At Chocobo GP's Character Roster

    Start your engines on March 10th

    The Switch could really use with a new kart game, and luckily in March, Chocobo GP will be racing onto the hybrid system. This new racer includes a story mode, 64-player knock-out tournament, time attack and various other modes. Square Enix is also releasing a free-to-download version - allowing players who don't...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Final Fantasy
    • Video
  • News Tetris 99's Pokémon Legends: Arceus Crossover Event Is Now Live

    Unlock a special theme

    Update [Fri 21st Jan, 2022 07:00 GMT]: This event is now officially underway. You'll have until next week to unlock the special theme. Original story [Fri 7th Jan, 2022 03:30 GMT]: To celebrate the arrival of Pokémon Legends: Arceus on Nintendo Switch later this month, Tetris 99 will be hosting a special themed event in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Japan's 'G-Mode Archives' - The Retrogame Series You've Never Heard Of

    A great way to play some more old games on Switch

    If you're a retro game enthusiast, you're likely aware of Hamster's excellent Arcade Archives and ACA NEO GEO lines which both boast sizeable catalogues on Switch eShop. There is, however, another predominantly Japanese set of retro releases that might have passed you by completely: the G-Mode...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Retro
    • Japan
  • News Grand Theft Auto Trilogy's Physical Edition On Switch Launches Next Month

    Nintendo locks in a date

    Nintendo has revealed that the physical edition of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition for Switch will hit retail stores on 11th February. The news was shared today with fans on social media, with tweets confirming the release date and giving us a good look at the official box art. The 11th February date...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Grand Theft Auto
  • Random 'Grunty's Mansion' Is The Banjo-Kazooie X Luigi's Mansion Hack We Didn't Know We Needed

    Banjo-Luigee: The Bird, The Bear, And The Brother

    It's a match made in hell: The surprisingly creepy Banjo-Kazooie, a game in which you have to fight a witch and all her minions in order to save your sister from... getting very ugly; and the very creepy Luigi's Mansion, a game in which you have to fight a horde of ghosts in order to save your...

    • Random
    • Luigi
    • Banjo-Kazooie
    • Mods
  • News Pokémon Unite Has Been Updated, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Trevenant joins the battle

    Pokémon Unite has received strong support since it arrived on the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices last July - with regular patches, updates, and even new Pokémon joining the battle. This week, for example, the Ghost and Grass-type pocket monster Trevenant joined the battle - a Pokémon first introduced during the...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Mobile
  • News Nintendo Switch Maintains Interest From Developers In Latest GDC Industry Report

    20% of current projects are planned for Switch

    Each year, ahead of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, the organisation releases its State of the Game Industry Report. It surveys around 2700 developers that have been to the event or signed up to share their views, and through the results gives some interesting insights into...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • GDC
  • News Underworld Dreams Brings Old School Psychological Horror To Switch Soon

    A console exclusive, too

    It was way back in the more innocent times of late 2019 that we wrote about Underworld Dreams, a Lovecraftian psychological horror game coming to Switch. Developer Drop of Pixel had initial plans to release in 2020, but instead the project has had an extended development and picked up a publisher with Skystone Games in early...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News New Pokémon Master Journeys Episodes Are Now Streaming On Netflix (US)

    A second batch of episodes arrive

    If you've been keeping up with Ash and Pikachu's anime adventures, you'll be pleased to know that a new batch of episodes are now available to view on Netflix in the US. 15 new episodes have arrived in total, continuing the current Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series collection. This season, which is the second of...

    • Pokemon
    • Anime
    • Netflix
    • US
  • News "Indie Masterpiece" Platformer 'Horace' Gets Physical Release

    Does it come with a real Horace? No. That's not a thing.

    You know Horace, right? The platformer with the honour of being one of the very few non-Mario/Zelda games we've ever given a 10/10 to? Well, you should. It's very good. It's about to get even better for collectors, as Super Rare Games have just announced that they'll be publishing the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
    • Physical
  • News Sturmwind EX Is Getting A Physical Release On Switch

    Standard edition also available

    Originally released on the Sega Dreamcast back in 2013, Sturmwind EX has since seen a digital release on the Switch eShop – and now, thanks to publisher Pix'n Love, it's getting a physical version that comes with loads of goodies. The limited edition – of which only 2000 copies will be made – comes in a special...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Life Is Strange Remastered Meets Further Delays On Switch

    If only we had the power to rewind time

    Another day, another delay for the Nintendo Switch. Just this week, Dying Light 2 and Ghostrunner both saw Switch-specific delays, and now Square Enix, DONTNOD, and Deck Nine's Life Is Strange Remastered Collection has been pushed back, too. The game, which includes remastered versions of Life

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Life is Strange
    • Delays
  • News Deadly Dozen Reloaded Squads Up On Switch This Spring

    Tackle dangerous missions in WW2

    This generation has seen a steady run of retro games getting spruced up for remasters, and another is on the way this Spring on Switch. This time around Deadly Dozen Reloaded is delivering an updated take on a 2001 tactical shooter in which you lead a group of 4 soldiers through tough encounters in WW2. Previously a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Deals Amazon UK Discounts Switch OLED (A Bit) And Bundles Reappear At GAME (UK)

    Pikmin or Paper Mario available for just a tenner on top

    If you missed out last week's very-limited deal at The Game Collection, where they were selling the Nintendo Switch OLED for just £299.95, then fret not: It looks like it won't be the last modest sale we see. Amazon UK is currently offering the newest Switch model in white for just £300.44...

    • Deals
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    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Piplup's Time In The Spotlight Continues With His Own Pokémon Music Video

    Pochama!

    Piplup, the tiny penguin starter introduced in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, is having what we in the biz call "A Moment". Over the past month, we've had Piplup ASMR, Piplup fitness training, and most recently, Piplups given to Japanese players of both

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Thursday20th Jan 2022

  • News Nintendo Switch System Update 13.2.1 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Fancy some stability?

    It's now January 2022, and you know what that means, right? It's time for a Nintendo Switch update! With this in mind, Nintendo has rolled out its first system firmware update of the year. The official patch notes reveal some general system stability improvements. Here are the full details, courtesy of the Nintendo support...

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    • Nintendo
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  • News Pokémon Legends: Arceus For Switch Has Now Been Datamined

    A week before the game's release

    We heard yesterday how copies of Pokémon Legends: Arceus were already out in the wild, and now it seems the floodgates have well and truly opened. Not only is footage all over websites like Twitter, Reddit, and ResetEra, but it seems the game has now also been datamined. There are a lot of images and videos...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Datamine
    • PSA
  • Video Here's A Graphics Comparison Of Banjo-Kazooie Running On Switch, Xbox And Nintendo 64

    The bear and bird are back!

    Banjo-Kazooie is being added to Nintendo's Switch Online 'Expansion Pack' service this week, and if you were wondering how it compares to past releases, YouTube channel GameXplain has uploaded a side-by-side comparison of the Xbox, Nintendo Switch and original Nintendo 64 version. Although there are fewer differences...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • N64
    • Video
  • Review Banjo-Kazooie - Peerless Platforming Perfection, And Now Available On Switch

    "Kazooie, we're home"

    This review originally went live in 2009, and we're updating and republishing it to mark the long-awaited return of Banjo-Kazooie to a Nintendo console, available as part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack N64 library. Back in the days of the N64’s prime, there was one firm that managed to stand out from the rest:...

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    • Retro
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo 64
    • Rare
  • News EGGLIA Rebirth, A Fantasy RPG From The Artists Behind Secret Of Mana, Comes To Switch Next Month

    Revamped with plenty of new content

    Fantasy RPG EGGLIA Rebirth will launch on Nintendo Switch on 10th February, it's been announced. The game is a new and improved Switch-specific version of EGGLIA: Legend of the Redcap, a smartphone RPG designed by Shinichi Kameoka and Koji Tsuda, the artists behind the Secret of Mana series' gorgeous art style...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Windjammers 2 - Sweaty, Strategic, And Better Than The Near Perfect Original

    We hope you like jammin' too

    Update: We've now managed to play some Windjammers 2's online since the game went live yesterday and, we're pleased to say, it all seems to be working fine and dandy on Nintendo Switch, with a solid connection maintained during matches which we were able to jump into instantly. Good news, as this one really is all about...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Pokémon GO Disables Trading After Player Discovers Lucky Bug

    "Trading is currently unavailable as we investigate an issue"

    On January 19th, a Pokémon GO player posted on Pokémon GO subreddit "The Silph Road", showing off his latest discovery — he had traded 100 Pokémon with a friend and they all turned "Lucky". "Lucky" is a rare, but much-desired type of buff in the game, which has about a 5% chance of...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
  • News First Activision, Now EA? FIFA Publisher Is Tipped For Takeover

    The Financial Times thinks EA is a target

    Microsoft has just splashed $70 billion to buy Activision Blizzard following its 2020 acquisition of Bethesda, which seems to suggest that we're entering a period of serious consolidation, the likes of which haven't been seen since the '90s. Given this backdrop,

    • Industry
    • EA
  • Random Nintendo Shows Switch Owners How To Delete Games, Uses Super Mario Bros. 35 As An Example

    "Never forget what they took from us"

    As you might recall, Nintendo released a "limited-time" battle royale title called Super Mario Bros. 35 on the Switch eShop in 2020. Although the game could still be active, the company decided to take it offline when Mario's anniversary celebrations ended. If it wasn't already hard enough for fans of this...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
    • Japan
  • News 'Wingman SNES' Allows You To Use 125 Different Wired And Wireless Controllers On Your NES And SNES

    With "high stability and low latency"

    Taiwanese accessory maker Brook has made a name for itself via its innovative 'Wingman' series of adapters, and the company's latest product will be of particular interest to Nintendo fans. The 'Wingman SNES' makes it possible for retro gamers to use modern controllers on their classic systems. The adapter will...

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • NES
    • Accessories
  • News Devs Speak Out Against Crunch Culture At LEGO Star Wars Developer TT Games

    “It was a very soft-spoken blackmail"

    The upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga game has just received its release date of April 5th, delighting fans that have been waiting for news for a while now. After all, the game — which includes playable levels and scenarios from all nine films in the mainline Star Wars saga — has been delayed...

    • LEGO
    • Star Wars
    • Industry
  • Random Modders Combine Super Mario Sunshine And Galaxy To Make 'Super Mario Starshine'

    Wahoo

    Super Mario Sunshine gets a pretty bad rep these days, largely for its insistence that players have to clean up an entire island of gunk. The innovative FLUDD mechanics, which involve using water jets to upgrade Mario's platforming skills, were not for everyone — and they were sometimes pretty hard to use. Imagine a Super Mario Sunshine...

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    • Mods
  • News Trevenant Is The Next Pokémon To Join Pokémon Unite

    Update: Available now!

    Update: Pokémon Unite's latest roster addition, Trevenant, is now available. If you decide to try it out in battle, make sure to let us know how you get on! Original Article (Thu 13th Jan, 2022 14:00 GMT): The Pokémon Company has revealed the next character set to join Pokémon Unite, and as you'll hopefully have figured...

    • Switch eShop
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Updates
  • Gallery Here Are Some Gorgeous Images From Inside Nintendo's Old Headquarters

    Before it's reborn as a hotel

    Back in early 2020 it was announced that Nintendo's iconic previous headquarters in Kyoto would be converted into a hotel. Owned now by the Yamauchi family, it's the HQ from the period of Nintendo's extensive growth in selling playing cards, and was also its home as it started to explore moves into children's toys and...

    • Nintendo
    • History
    • Kyoto
  • News LRG Reveals 'River City Girls Zero' Physical Switch Release, Pre-Orders Begin January 28th

    Choose from a standard, classic and ultimate edition

    Last month, River City Girls Zero - a localisation of the 1994 Super Famicom title Shin Nekketsu Koha: Kunio-tachi no Banka - got delayed until "early 2022" to ensure it was the "best experience" possible when it did eventually arrive. In the latest update, physical specialist Limited Run Games...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Limited Run Games
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Launches April 5th

    Update: It's confirmed!

    Update (14:03 GMT): Well, that was quick. It has now been confirmed that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will indeed launch on 5th April. A new extended gameplay trailer has been released (see above), confirming the date and showing fans what to expect when it launches. Original Article (Thu 20th Jan, 2022 13:55 GMT):...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Star Wars
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Has "Done Just Great" Despite Disastrous Launch

    According to Take-Two's CEO

    Last year, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition arrived on Switch and other platforms in what Digital Foundry – and many others, let's be honest – described as "a big mess". Despite its troubled launch, however, the CEO of Take-Two, which is the parent company of GTA developer Rockstar, claims that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Grand Theft Auto
  • News Switch eShop Confirms Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments For February

    Previously hinted by developer Frogwares

    Update: After some not-so-subtle clues back in December, a Switch eShop listing has confirmed that a Switch port of Frogwares' well-received detective adventure Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments is releasing on 3rd February. It'll set you back $29.99, although it's currently available for 15% off...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sherlock Holmes
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokémon-Like Monster Catcher 'Coromon' Launches On Switch In March

    With a built-in Nuzlocke mode

    The latest Pokémon-like battling for your attention is Coromon, a new monster-catching game that's launching on Switch on 31st March. From developer TRAGsoft and publisher Freedom Games, the game sees players setting off on an adventure as a young Coromon trainer. Journeying through the Kant– sorry, Velua region,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random This Fan-Made Pokémon FPS Finally Lets You 'Shoot 'Em All'

    "Is this a great idea? Did we do it anyway? Of course!"

    The FPS genre is massively popular these days, as is the Pokémon franchise. So why not combine these two things? That's exactly what YouTuber and coder Dragon has done, thanks to the power of Unreal Engine. "Is this a great idea? Did we do it anyway? Of course," muses Dragon. However, before...

    • Random
    • Pokemon
  • News Pokémon Releases Incredible New Line Of Eevee Evolution Skateboards (North America)

    Nine boards to choose from

    The Pokémon Company has unveiled a new line of skateboard decks featuring the fan-favourite Eevee evolution line, and they're available to pick up as we speak. The latest collaboration between Pokémon and skateboard craftsman Bear Walker, these new limited-edition 29-inch skateboards come in nine different designs. You...

    • Pokemon
    • Merchandise
    • North America
  • Japanese Charts Mario Party Superstars Leads In Another Dominant Week For Nintendo

    Nintendo's home success continues

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 16th January, revealing that Mario Party Superstars has once again taken top spot. The game sold a further 22,108 physical copies to stay in first place, with Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl shifting 19,129 copies between them to land in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Nintendo Download 20th January (North America)

    Windjammers 2! RPGolf Legends! Picross S7!

    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: RPGolf Legends (KEMCO, 20th Jan,...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Wario And Waluigi Will Have A Battle For The Ages In Mario Kart Tour

    Wah!

    Mario Kart Tour keeps its players interested with a couple of updates each month, but it's next event is one that matters. Yes, it's going to be Team Wario vs Team Waluigi. If you're unfamiliar with the 'versus' aspect of Mario Kart Tour, it's really just a fun way to add some colour themes into the game and freshen up races. Two teams are...

    • Mario Kart Tour
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News Rocket League Partners With Grimes For 'Neon Nights' In-Game Event

    Yes, that Grimes

    The latest in-game event for Rocket League will be called "Neon Nights", featuring music and cosmetics themed around the singer Grimes, who is perhaps best known for her song "Oblivion" and her relationship and child with tech entrepreneur Elon Musk. In anticipation of her new album, BOOK 1, and its single "Shinigami Eyes", the...

    • Updates
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Music
  • News Aardman Animations Working On 3D Action-Adventure Open-World Game

    Aaction-Aadventure

    Aardman Animations, the UK-based studio behind Wallace and Gromit, appears to be making big moves towards developing their new game, following their 2020 deal with Bandai Namco to create a new IP. As spotted by TechRadar, several new job listings on the company's website have gi

    • Business
  • News Microids Announces Plans For Not One, Not Two, But Three New Garfield Games

    Odie spin-off when?

    Microids has produced some solid games in recent years, and has also been busy with some family-friendly licensed titles. It's now confirmed there's more to come with an agreement to produce three new Garfield games. More will be revealed in time, but we'd be surprised if this family-friendly IP skipped Nintendo hardware. Alain...

    • Garfield
  • News Super Rare Launches Publishing Label, 'Super Rare Originals', With Five New Games

    A new indie publisher enters the fray

    Super Rare Games has just announced that they will be starting up their very own in-house digital publishing label, Super Rare Originals, to sit alongside their existing physical game publishing business. "Super Rare Games is historically best known for our line-up of physical Switch games, which we release one...

    • Indie
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Castle Morihisa Is A Roguelike Deckbuilder About Samurais And Ninjas, Coming To Switch Soon

    We'll samurais it for you

    Whether you love or hate roguelike deckbuilders, you're going to have to get used to them being around. Between games like Slay The Spire, Hand of Fate, Inscryption and Dicey Dungeons, games that combine strategy card games and dungeon-crawling are the hottest place to be right now. This latest one, Castle Morihisa, is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Megaquarium’s 'Freshwater Frenzy' DLC Console Launch Has Been Delayed

    "We are working hard to fix this"

    Update: The Freshwater Frenzy DLC console launch has been pushed back and will now launch on 1st March. Here's a statement from the team: "We wanted to reach out to let you know that we are moving the release date of Megaquarium Freshwater Frenzy to 1st March 2022. We wanted to give you more information and to be...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
  • News Railway Empire Adds Its Japan DLC To Switch Today

    Just a little late pulling into the station

    Railway Empire has been out on Switch for a good while, allowing us to design, plan and build railway networks while on a train. That's immersion, right there. The core package offers quite a bit of content, such as the main North American campaign and a range of previous DLCs - the Switch already has 5...

    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
  • Gallery This Super-Deformed Dark Souls 'Great Grey Wolf Sif' Statue Is Utterly Adorable

    Woof

    While we already have a few Zelda-related products from First 4 Figures in our office, we've just welcomed a statue from Dark Souls – but, unlike FromSoftware's famously brutal series, this particular product is as cute as t

    • Gallery
    • First 4 Figures
    • Dark Souls
  • News Reality-Hopping Puzzle-Platformer 'What Lies In The Multiverse' Comes To Switch This March

    This "multiverse" is so hot right now

    Comedy dimension-shifting puzzle-platformer What Lies In The Multiverse has a release date: March 4th, 2022, across all platforms. What Lies in the Multiverse is a game about worlds turned inside out. Harness the power of parallel universes to alter reality in mid-air, turning pitfalls into bridges, walls into...

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  • News Gorgeous Hand-Painted Graphic Novel 'End Of Lines' Comes To Switch This Year

    Painterly post-apocalypse

    From the developers of 2018's Seers Isle and 2020's Across The Grooves comes a brand-new game about a future after climate change gets past the point of no return. Told as an interactive graphic novel, End of Lines follows a family at the end of the 21st century, as the player tries to help them to manage their supplies in...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Cotton Fantasy Delayed Until Spring On Switch

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    ININ Games has announced a delay to the release of its upcoming shoot 'em up, Cotton Fantasy. The game, which landed in Japan on December 23rd of last year as Cotton Rock 'n' Roll, was expected to arrive in the West in the early part of 2022 for Switch gamers, but will now not see a release...

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