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  • News Nintendo Switch Is Getting A The Witcher 3-Themed Controller

    Pre-orders now open

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is now well and truly available on Nintendo Switch - and well worth playing, too - but there's even more Witcher goodness to come. That's right, you'll soon be able to play the game with an officially licensed controller (or any other game, for that matter). The controller comes from accessory maker...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Accessories
  • Random Lady Gaga Asks "What's Fortnight", Internet Reacts Exactly As You'd Expect

    Fortnite fever returns

    As you probably know by now, Epic Games pulled off what can only be described as one of the best marketing efforts seen in gaming over the last few days, refreshing Fortnite with a new map, a new name, and getting the world hooked on its battle royale gameplay once again. We often see the game be picked up by mainstream media...

    • Fortnite
    • Random
  • Guide Pokémon GO EX Raids - What They Are And How To Get An EX Raid Pass

    Everything you need to know about Pokémon GO’s invitation-only secret society of hardcore raiders

    With hundreds of Pokémon now available in-game and an ever-evolving list of new features and challenges, you may be wondering just how deep the Pokémon GO rabbit hole goes. EX Raids are arguably the ultimate experience for the game’s hardcore...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon
  • News CoroCoro Reveals New Gigantamax Versions Of Fan Favourite Pokémon In Sword And Shield

    Is this today's special announcement?

    One of the many new features coming to Pokémon Sword and Shield is the ability for certain Pokémon to Dynamax and Gigantamax. Essentially, these are transformations which are used in battle, increasing a Pokémon's size and altering the moves they can use. Today, several new Pokémon have been revealed to be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Castlevania's Harder Arcade Version Is Coming To Nintendo Switch Tomorrow

    VS. Castlevania

    Hamster has revealed that the next Arcade Archives release to launch on Switch is none other than VS. Castlevania. You'll be able to get your hands on it starting from tomorrow, 17th October. The game was originally released as an arcade title back in 1986 and is very similar to the NES game which launched the year after. Retro...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Retro
  • News Multiple Job Listings On Riot Games Website Reference Nintendo Switch

    Is Wild Rift on the way?

    League of Legends developer and publisher Riot Games has announced a new game exclusive to mobile and consoles. It's called League of Legends: Wild Rift and the plan is to have the mobile version "fully live everywhere in the world" by the end of next year – with the console versions to follow at some point after this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Riot Games
    • League of Legends
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Will Headline EVO Japan 2020

    Top tier

    The Super Smash Bros. series has arguably become the king of fighting games over the years and to celebrate its success, the latest entry – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – will headline EVO Japan 2020. This announcement was made at the Nintendo Live Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Challenge Cup grand finals recently. More traditional fighting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • EVO 2020
    • Japan
  • News Hey Dood, You Can Download A Disgaea 4 Demo From The Switch eShop

    Heck yeah, dood

    One Switch game worthy of your attention later this month is the tactical turn-based RPG Disgaea 4 Complete+. Nippon Ichi first announced it for Nintendo's hybrid platform earlier this year at E3 2019. It'll be arriving in North America and Europe on 29th October, but to make the wait a little less painful, a demo has been made...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Disgaea
    • Demo
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate's Heavyweight Tournament Starts This Friday

    A big event

    This week Nintendo is hosting a tournament in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate focused on the heavyweight fighters in the game. You know, characters like Bowser, Donkey Kong, Ganondorf and King K. Rool. As usual, this event will start later in the week on Friday and runs for a total of three days. Above is the promotional artwork for the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • News Relive The Glory Days Of Podracing With This Re-Release Of Star Wars Episode 1: Racer For N64

    Available later this week

    Limited Run Games is at it again, re-releasing old Star Wars games on classic systems. This time around it's the Nintendo 64 version of Star Wars Episode 1: Racer getting the special treatment. It'll be available from the LRG website on 18th October for $89.99. Here's what you can expect: Star Wars™: Episode 1 Racer...

    • Nintendo 64
    • Retro
    • Star Wars
    • Limited Run Games
    • Lucasfilm
  • News Overwatch Begins Life On The Switch With Its Annual Halloween Event

    "The terror returns"

    The team-based hero shooter Overwatch is now out on the Switch and while the Nintendo Store launch for the game has been cancelled by Blizzard, it's still business as usual in terms of in-game events. To kick-off the title's launch on the Switch, Nintendo players will be able to participate in Halloween Terror 2019. This annual...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Blizzard
    • Overwatch
  • Random Xenoblade Artist Says She'll No Longer Retweet Nintendo Directs To Avoid Fueling Speculation

    Hype responsibly

    When it comes to rumours, leaks or anything tied to soon-to-air Nintendo Directs, all it takes is a simple social media post from a developer or individual to fuel speculation on the internet – to the point it often spirals out of control and raises hype to another level. Soraya Saga (Kaori Tanaka) – who is married to Monolith...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Monolith Soft
    • Tetsuya Takahashi

YesterdayTue, 15th Oct 2019

  • Guide Where To Buy The Hori Nintendo Switch Mario Kart Racing Wheel

    Play Mario Kart in style

    Gaming accessory maker Hori is set to release a Mario Kart Racing Wheel for Nintendo Switch, with two versions now appearing at various retailers. If you're hoping to track one down or learn more about it, you've certainly come to the right place. Both wheels come with pedals for that authentic driving experience, but there...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • Accessories
    • Guides
  • News This Limited Run Switch eShop Game Is Currently On Sale For Just 9 Cents

    98% off!

    If you've got some leftover credit from a previous Switch eShop transaction and aren't sure how to spend it, the retro-inspired "action/platformer/RPG-lite" Revenge of the Bird King might be worth checking out. It's developed by M7 Games, published by Limited Run Games, and is currently 98% off its regular price of $4.99 on the North...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Blizzard Cancels Overwatch Switch Launch Event, Leaves Nintendo To Apologise On Its Behalf

    With less than 48 hours notice

    Earlier this month, it was revealed that the Nintendo Store in New York would be hosting a special launch party for Overwatch, which blasts its way onto Nintendo Switch today. As it happens, Overwatch developer Blizzard Entertainment has cancelled the event with hardly any notice, and appears to have left Nintendo to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Overwatch
    • Blizzard
  • Rumour New Images Supposedly Show Sonic's Movie Redesign, But We're Not Convinced Just Yet

    Still, it's better than the original

    Back in May this year, the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie's director promised that the titular character would be redesigned after what can only be described as very passionate feedback from fans. Now, images have surfaced online which allegedly show how Sonic will look in his new form. You can see both of...

    • Rumour
    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Movies
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Action-RPGs

    Hack-and-slashers welcome

    When does an RPG become an action RPG? Is it the moment turn-based battles are switched out for real-time combat? When does an action RPG stray into hack-and-slash territory, then? Do numbers have to go up? What year is this? Who is the President? It's questions like these that keep the more fastidious among us up at...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Action RPG
    • Features
    • Switch Essentials
    • Guides
  • Guide The Witcher 3 On Nintendo Switch - 10 Gameplay Settings To Check Out Before Starting

    Advice on options in The Witcher 3

    The Witcher 3 on Nintendo Switch comes with a lot of options that you can tweak -- and many of them can have a significant effect on your gameplay experience. In this guide, we're going to run through what we think are the settings that you should at least consider checking out before you start a new game. The...

    • Guides
    • The Witcher 3
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Beginners Guide
    • Features
  • Guide Should I Simulate Witcher 2 Save In Witcher 3 For Nintendo Switch?

    What does 'simulate a Witcher 2 save' mean?

    What does 'simulate a Witcher 2 save' mean in The Witcher 3? With The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition arriving on Switch, no doubt many new players will be wondering what this small detail at the start of the game means. In this guide, we'll break the whole thing down, and hopefully help you decide...

    • Guides
    • The Witcher 3
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • Review Dragon Quest - A Classic JRPG Marred By Odd Choices And Technical Issues

    An oozy remake of a JPRG goo-reat

    Originally released in the west as Dragon Warrior on the NES in 1986, Dragon Quest’s latest rerelease on the Switch eShop is a throwback to retro JRPG design, and features a few new tricks up its sleeve that makes it a bit more palatable for modern audiences. There are brand-new bells and whistles including a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Dragon Quest
    • Mini Reviews
  • News Classic Nintendo Mini Game Released In 1974 Found After 20-Year Search

    49 down, one to go

    Before becoming a juggernaut in the video game industry, Nintendo got its start manufacturing and distributing hanafuda cards. There was also a period between 1971 - 1976 when the company created a mini game toy series, comprised of 50 different games in total. One of these is supposedly called "Driving Shot"...

    • Nintendo
    • Retro
  • News Fans Left "Disappointed" At Developer Atooi's Attitude Towards Chicken Wiggle Switch Kickstarter

    Update: Atooi responds

    Update: As mentioned below, we asked Atooi's Jools Watsham for comment on the situation. He took the time to respond to our message and wished to share the following: “We’re a small team doing our best. Our focus is on making a great game, which I feel is the most important thing. Chicky Wig fans will not be disappointed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
    • Atooi
  • News New Pokémon Sword And Shield Info Drop Coming Tomorrow, 16th October

    Again?!

    It doesn't seem like it was that long ago when we were last treated to a healthy dollop of Pokémon Sword and Shield news - and that recent livestream had us all Pokémon'd out for a while - but there's no time to relax, Trainers. More info is coming your way tomorrow! The Pokémon Company has announced another 'Galar Research Update' for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Fortnite: Chapter 2 Is Now Live, Leaked Trailers Were Indeed The Real Deal

    New update patch begins to appear

    Update: Fortnite is well and truly back, folks! You can now go ahead and enjoy the game's 'Chapter 2' on Nintendo Switch and other platforms; Epic Games has now uploaded the new trailer in an official manner (which you can check out above). Original Article: Well, what do you know? It looks like Fortnite is safe...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
  • Review Neo Cab - A Memorable, Emotional Ride

    Where to?

    We all know just how awkward cab rides can be. After the initial greeting, there’s always that feeling - that dread - that you’ll be spending the next goodness-knows-how-long making awful small talk until you finally make it to your destination. Neo Cab takes this idea and runs with it, placing you in the shoes of a cab driver in a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Cab
    • Mini Reviews
  • Guide Best Character Builds For Geralt In The Witcher 3 On Nintendo Switch

    Melee, spell-casting or somewhere in-between?

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition is available now on Switch, and if you're coming to the world of the Continent with fresh eyes, it can all be a bit overwhelming. That's why we're here to help. Character progression in The Witcher 3 is very complex, and one of the first 'pressure points'...

    • Guides
    • The Witcher 3
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • News Get Into The Festive Spirit With These Ugly Nintendo Christmas Sweaters

    Mario, Pokémon and Peach lead the line up

    Yep, it's that time of year once again when the gods of retail decide it's time to bombard everyone on the planet with more Christmas products than Santa could ever hope to carry in his sleigh. Luckily, though, this also brings with it some lovely Nintendo merch for you to consider, including these "ugly" -...

    • Nintendo
    • Super Mario
    • Pokemon
    • Merchandise
  • News Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip, A Game Based On The Movies, Is Out Today On Switch

    "Let's Little Rock the boat!"

    The new game inspired by the Zombieland movies, Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip, has launched today on Nintendo Switch. Developed by High Voltage Software, the game is set after the events of the first movie. It's described as "a ridiculously fun top-down twin-stick shooter" which includes local co-op multiplayer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Y-Axis Inversion Update Released For Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

    The force is strong with this one

    Last month, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast popped up on the Switch eShop, following a surprise Nintendo Direct announcement. As exciting as it was, if you read our Nintendo Life review, you'll know how it was a little rough around the edges. Apart from the game not including multiplayer, the lack of...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Star Wars
  • News Stranger Things Turns Rocket League Upside Down In New Collab Event

    Update: The event is now live!

    Update (15th Oct, 02:05 BST): The 2019 Haunted Hallows event featuring Stranger Things is now officially underway. The full patch notes for Version 1.68 – including new content, changes and updates, and bug fixes – can be viewed on the official Rocket League website. This event ends on 11th November. Original...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rocket League
    • Stranger Things
  • News Sonic Will Be A Hidden Playable Character In Super Monkey Ball On Switch

    A dream collaboration

    Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, the upcoming remake of the Wii game headed to Switch, just got even tastier. That's right, you'll be able to play as none other than Sonic the Hedgehog when the game rolls onto a console near you later this month. The blue blur will be available as a hidden, unlockable character in the game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Chucklefish Reveals Wargroove: Double Trouble, A Free DLC Update "With Co-Op Play In Mind"

    Physical Deluxe Edition arrives 29th October

    Chucklefish has finally lifted the lid on its upcoming DLC for Wargroove. It's officially titled Wargroove: Double Trouble and is entirely free. This new content is designed with "co-op play in mind" and adds a new story and three new Outlaw Commanders. They include the mighty Wulfar, the trouble-making...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News New Avicii Rhythm Game On Switch Will Donate Some Of The Proceeds To Mental Health Charity

    A "fast-paced rhythm experience"

    AVICII Invector, a rhythm game celebrating the life of the late EDM star, will be launching on Nintendo Switch this winter. The game has been described as "a fast-paced rhythm experience which fuses Avicii’s trademark brand of uplifting EDM music coupled with serene visualscapes". It'll be appearing on Switch,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Colossal Legendary Regigigas Appearing In Pokémon GO EX Raids Next Month

    And you can catch it early if you pay

    Between 1st to 4th November, Regirock, Regice, and Registeel are reuniting in Pokémon GO. If you haven't already caught these legendaries, the returning raids will give you another chance to add the formidable forces of nature to your Pokédex. The colossal pocket monster Regigigas will also be appearing in EX...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile

Monday14th Oct 2019

  • News A Revised Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Has Been Spotted In Stores

    But it doesn't look like much has changed

    Over the last few days, we've been seeing reports of a new, revised Switch Pro Controller model being spotted in stores. With the recent Switch console revision being pretty significant, some will no doubt expect that a new Pro Controller could be worth picking up too, but it doesn't actually seem like all...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • Review The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition - An Incredible Action-RPG Stands Strong On Switch

    Return of the White Frost

    Originally released on other platforms back in 2015, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt arrives on Nintendo Switch over four years later, and it's somewhat surreal to hold such a gigantic game in the palm of your hands. Ported over by Saber Interactive, this is The Witcher 3 in almost all of its glory. The same brilliant base game,...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • The Witcher 3
  • Review Baldur's Gate And Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Editions - Two RPG Classics On The Go

    Bhaal of the Lights

    The Switch has seen some excellent RPG action in recent months, with Pillars of Eternity and Divinity: Original Sin 2 to name just two of the heavy hitters landing on the eShop in quick succession. Nintendo’s portable platform certainly feels like a perfect home for these epic adventures, with players able to dip in and out of...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Baldurs Gate
  • News Super Nintendo World's Construction Is Coming Along Nicely, New Photos Appear

    Here's a sneak peek

    As you'll likely know already if you keep a regular eye on our site, a 'Super Nintendo World' theme park is planned to open next year at Universal Studios, Japan. Construction started a while ago, but more and more photographs are starting to appear, giving us an early look at how it's all shaping up. The snaps have been taken...

    • Nintendo
    • Super Mario
    • Universal
  • News Here's Your First Look At Pokémon Sword And Shield's Title Screen

    A sneak Pik-achu... (sorry)

    We might still be a whole month away from getting our hands on Pokémon Sword and Shield, but today keeps bringing nice little surprises for those who are super keen on the franchise. Earlier, we found out the games' file size, and now we have our first glimpse at both games' title screens. The images have been shared...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield File Size Seemingly Revealed Ahead Of Release

    Digital buyers take note

    It looks like we may have stumbled across the file size for Pokémon Sword and Shield earlier than expected, all thanks to the early appearance of a download card. Twitter user @MIN428 has shared the following image online, showing off a download card for the upcoming games that was found in a retail store. These cards are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Digital Foundry Delivers Its Verdict On The Witcher 3 On Switch

    Switcher weeeee!

    The Witcher 3 arrives on a Nintendo Switch near you tomorrow and, as you may already know if you've checked out our review, anyone who has yet to sample the delights of The Continent is in for a treat. The Switch version might not hold up to direct comparison with other versions on more powerful, non-portable consoles, but...

    • Video
    • Witcher 3
    • Digital Foundry
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Review Planescape: Torment & Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition - Two Very Different RPG Gems

    Mouse and keyboard no longer required

    Black Isle Studios’ Planescape: Torment and Icewind Dale are two classic RPGs built on the same game engine that really couldn’t be more different from one another. On the one hand, you’ve got the almost completely narrative focus of Planescape, where combat is mostly an afterthought and pretty much every...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Lack Of Animal Crossing Getting You Down? These New Horizons Booth Photos Should Help

    Shots from Nintendo Live 2019

    It's a tough time to be an Animal Crossing fan - sure, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is there to keep you company, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf has enough to do to last a lifetime, but we know what you're really after: Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The game m

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Your Fortnite V-Bucks And Items Are Safe Despite The Game's Disappearance, Says Nintendo

    Swirling around in the black hole probably

    Fortnite may well be completely missing in action and unavailable to play, but Nintendo has reassured fans that their V-Bucks and in-game items are perfectly safe. Yesterday saw what has turned out to be the most spectacular of the game's live events to date, with a huge explosion of sorts seemingly wiping...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
  • News SteamWorld Dev Image & Form To Release Anthill On Nintendo Switch This Month

    A handheld-only experience

    Launching later this month on Nintendo Switch is Anthill, a strategy game from the studio behind the wonderful SteamWorld franchise. Anthill originally launched back in 2011, appearing on smartphones and tablets via Android and iOS. The whole thing is actually based on the real-world behaviour of ants; players must direct...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Nintendo Just Held An Hour-Long Splatoon Concert With K.K. Slider As The Support Act

    What a line up!

    Forget the million-seller chart-toppers. Forget that band who have been your favourite since your teenage years. This right here is the concert you've been waiting for. As part of the Nintendo Live 2019 event which took place over the weekend, Nintendo held a concert starring Callie, Marie, Pearl, and Marina of Splatoon fame. As...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Animal Crossing
    • Video
  • News Pokémon GO Has All Sorts Of Treats Planned For Halloween This Year

    More Ghost and Dark types to appear

    October is upon us, bringing its usual dreary weather along for the ride, and that means that Halloween is just around the corner. As usual, Pokémon GO will be celebrating the event in style and developer Niantic has now revealed exactly what will be going down. Everything's kicking off from Thursday 17th...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
  • UK Charts FIFA 20 Scores Third Week At Number One As Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Races Into Third

    Zelda falls to seventh

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 12th October, revealing that FIFA 20 is sitting at the top of the table for the third week in a row. The game stays ahead of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint which was another non-mover in second, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe saw a nice boost to see it blast past other games into...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • FIFA
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Hit The Skids With Inertial Drift, A Twin-Stick Arcade Racer On Switch Next Spring

    Joy-Con drift done right

    Developer Level 91 has announced a brand new arcade racer that goes by the name of Inertial Drift, coming to Switch (and other platforms) in Spring 2020. The announcement trailer above gives you a good idea of the style of sideways racing thrills and spills to expect, including some twin-stick drifting controls that'll have...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Inertial Drift

Sunday13th Oct 2019

  • News And Just Like That, Fortnite Is No More

    Ending with a bang

    For the last couple of years, Fortnite has been the biggest game in the world. Now, it's gone. Today saw the end of Fortnite's tenth in-game season, with a spectacular live event taking place which was expected to tease the start of Season 11 and perhaps an entirely new map for players to explore. The live event took place as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
  • Reminder Nintendo's Huge Switch Sale Ends Today, Up To 80% Off 150 Games (Europe)

    Some cracking offers available

    Update: (13th Oct, 16:00 BST): As a reminder, the Highlights of Nintendo eShop Sale is ending today. Consider this your final warning to grab all of these wonderful games at their current low prices. Original Article (26th Sep, 15:15 BST): Nintendo of Europe is offering another mighty sale on the Switch eShop, with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • Europe
  • Feature Best Mario Kart Games Of All Time

    Burn rubber

    Back when Nintendo announced the very first Mario Kart game in the early '90s, there were some in the industry who proclaimed it as a sign that the veteran firm had finally lost its marbles. Sure, Mario had appeared in other games, but his forte was 2D platformers – he had no place on the racing track, and Super Mario Kart was...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Mario Kart
    • Lists
    • Best Games
  • Feature Best Super Smash Bros. Games Of All Time

    What's the ultimate Super Smash Bros.?

    When Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arrived on Switch and brought with it every single fighter from the series' history, it sent us back through the older games. Just how do they rank against each other? Is this 'Ultimate' iteration really the last word in Smash? There's a strong argument for it, especially with...

    • Guides
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Smash Bros
    • Features
    • Best Games
  • News CoroCoro Poster Reveals Full Scale Of The Wild Area In Pokémon Sword And Shield

    Get ready to explore

    One of the new features in Pokémon Sword and Shield is the wild area. This makes up a sizable chunk of the game and connects up all the different areas and points of interest. Of course, you can also encounter wild Pokémon in this location. While a number of presentations have already shown this open-world section, images of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
  • News Get Upto 75% Off Bandai Namco Games In This Super Switch eShop Sale (North America)

    Powerful savings

    Bandai Namco is currently holding a huge sale on the Switch eShop in North America and has cut some games by 75%. In addition to the below games on sale, there is plenty of DLC available for half price. This covers games like Dragon Ball and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drun 'n' Fun! The sale ends on October 21st, so be sure to take...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Bandai Namco
    • Sales
    • North America
  • News Undertale Song Pack Arrives In Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! As Paid DLC

    Includes three tracks and four difficulties

    Update - Sun 13th Oct, 2019 10:55 BST: Following the reveal in September, the Undertale-themed songs for Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! have now been released worldwide. The pack will set you back £2.49 / $3.99 and includes three tracks – Megalovania, Heartache and Hopes and Dreams – and four...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
    • Bandai Namco
    • Undertale
  • News CD Projekt Red "Probably" Won't Port Cyberpunk 2077 To Nintendo Switch

    But will look into it

    At PAX Australia this week, CD Projekt Red's Krakow head John Mamis was asked by GameSpot about the possibility of the Polish company's next big release Cyberpunk 2077 getting ported across to the Switch in the near future. While anything is possible now that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition is being released on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • CD Projekt Red
    • PAX Australia
  • Feature How Pirate Television Helped Sega Beat Nintendo In The UK

    "We were The Rolling Stones to Nintendo's Beatles"

    The year is 1992. In a typical British household a typical British family is huddled around the television, still unsure about what has just transpired during the ad break of their typical British soap opera. Nestled among the traditional commercials for washing powder and breakfast cereal is a...

    • Features
    • Sega
    • UK
    • Retro
  • Video Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition Is "A Superb Conversion" For Switch

    "Everything you could hope for"

    Earlier this month, the Ultimate Edition of Sniper Elite 3 arrived on the Switch. We gave the third-person tactical shooter game seven out of ten stars and said it was a well worth a look, despite its shortcomings. The tech experts over at Digital Foundry have now had some time to investigate the Nintendo version of...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Digital Foundry
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #12 - Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

    Another crack of the whip from Konami

    And we're back with Box Art Brawl, the series where box art variants from other sides of the planet meet up and fail to work out their differences without resorting to physical violence. Last week was a particularly bloodthirsty bout with Final Fight taking itself down to Chinatown. Despite flaws in each of the...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • Castlevania
  • Review Mable & The Wood - A Metroidvania That Sadly Fails To Excite

    It’s morphin’ time!

    Mable & The Wood is yet another example of a game with huge potential that’s somehow been mostly squandered thanks to poor execution. It takes the tried-and-tested idea of shape-shifting (famously utilised in games like Altered Beast and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess) and runs with it, moulding its exploration...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Mable & The Wood

Saturday12th Oct 2019

  • Guide How To Spot Fake Paintings And Statues In Animal Crossing: New Leaf

    Putting an end to Redd's 'crazy' ways

    We've all been there before. You spot the infamous green tent in the town square with the words 'Black Market' hastily crossed out above the entrance. Inside, you also spot - no, it can't be - the Mona Lisa?! For a mere few thousand Bells you obviously buy it, and wait anxiously for the package to arrive in the...

    • 3DS
    • Animal Crossing
    • Guide
    • Features
  • Guide Pokémon GO IVs - How To Check A Pokémon's IVs Using An IV Calculator

    IV no idea

    Each Pokémon in Pokémon GO has three IVs, or Individual Values, which determine that particular Pokémon's HP, defence, and attack scores. These are determined at random, and there's no way at present to change a Pokémon's IVs directly. IVs in Pokémon GO are almost as mysterious as Legendary Pokémon. You know they're there because...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon Go
    • Features
    • Guides
  • Feature Best Metroid Games Of All Time

    Ranking Samus' adventures

    What's the Best Metroid Game of all time? Well, we're about to tell you just that with our list of all Metroid games ranked from worst to best. As is the case with these lists, we've checked our review scores for every single Metroid title and then used your user scores to help narrow down and finesse it. We then put all...

    • Features
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  • Feature Best Monster Hunter Games Of All Time

    What's that coming over the hill?

    What's the best Monster Hunter of all time? In a series where half of the titles have the word 'Ultimate' fixed on the end, it can be a difficult decision to make. We're not averse to difficult decisions though, so have taken it upon ourselves to rank every single Monster Hunter game (yes, even the non-Nintendo...

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  • Guide How To Set Up A Nintendo Switch Online Family Group

    Family Membership explained

    Nintendo Switch Online has two different membership options: Individual and Family. Individual is ideal for households that only contain a single Nintendo Switch, but those that have two or more will save money by opting for a Family. A Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership costs $19.99 / £17.99 annually, though...

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  • Guide Glacial Lures, Magnetic Lures, Mossy Lures in Pokémon GO (And Their Exclusive Evolutions)

    The only way to get Nosepass and Magneton evolutions Probopass and Magnezone

    Among the many different items you will earn while playing Pokémon GO are four types of lure – devices that will increase Pokémon activity around a selected Pokéstop. As you can imagine, they’re useful for catching lots of Pokémon quickly – but did you know that...

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  • Video Our Early Impressions Of Ring Fit Adventure On The Nintendo Switch

    Run, run as fast as you can

    If you want to get in shape and play video games at the same time, the active role-playing game Ring Fit Adventure might be worth investigating when it arrives on the Switch next week. In this upcoming release, players explore an expansive world while battling enemies and performing real-life fitness exercises with the...

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  • Video Resident Evil 5 And 6 Switch Demos Marred By Poor Performance

    "dissapointing overall"

    Earlier this week, we got a scary surprise when Capcom released demos for Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 on the Switch eShop, ahead of the big release later this month. So, how do they hold up compared to existing versions? The experts over at

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  • News The Physical Version Of Assassin's Creed Rebel Collection Might Be Different In North America

    Ubisoft support rep says "both games" will be on one card

    Yesterday, a listing over on Amazon Spain seemingly revealed the European physical version of Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection (comprised of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and

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  • Feature Little Town Hero Director On Stepping Out Of Pokémon's Shadow

    "RPGs are really time-consuming"

    You could say that developer Game Freak has form when it comes to turn-based battlers - the makers of the Pokémon games have stewarded the largest RPG franchise on the planet for over two decades. Nice work if you can get it, although a never-ending cycle of Pocket Monster development can take its toll on a team...

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  • Review Call Of Cthulhu - Oppressive Cosmic Horror That's Plagued By Problems

    Don't heed the call

    Focus Home Interactive’s reputation for creating daring tie-ins to lapsed license continues. This time we’re taking a peek into the unknowable with Call of Cthulhu, which is based more off of the pen-and-paper RPG of the same name than the original work written by notable author H.P. Lovecraft, who once referred to people of...

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  • News First 4 Figures Reveals Its Luigi's Mansion 3 Statue, Pre-Orders Now Open

    Spooky stuff

    First 4 Figures has officially revealed its first PVC statue in its Luigi's Mansion 3 line of collectibles. Pre-orders are available until 15th November and it's estimated to be released in Q4 2019. If you go ahead with a pre-order, you'll have to return to the website on 18th October to validate your signature edition. There are...

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  • Video 10 Of The Best Switch Lite Accessories You Can Get Your Hands On

    Some are even compatible with the original system

    Wondering how you can enhance your Switch Lite experience? With accessories, of course! If you just couldn't resist this new unit – much like our American-based video producer Zion Grassl, then these ten accessories for the latest iteration of Nintendo's beloved hybrid system are worth taking a...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (October 12th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Here we are then, folks! The end of yet another week. This one brought with it a Fortnite lawsuit and a ridiculous Mario Kart Tour microtransaction pack, but with all that anger out of the way, it's time to chill with some of our favourite games. The Nintendo Life team have shared what we'll be g

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  • News Beenox Adds Skill-Based Online Matchmaking To Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

    Fair play

    As good as the online component is in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, it's no fun if you can't keep up with the competition. If you own this game, you might have found yourself struggling to cross the finish line from time to time when you are racing against other players. That's why Beenox has now decided to roll out skill-based...

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Friday11th Oct 2019

  • News Two New Pokémon Anime Characters Revealed, Including A New Professor

    And his 10-year-old daughter

    Two previously-unseen characters set to appear in the new, upcoming series of the Pokémon anime have been revealed today. The first is a brand new professor known as Professor Sakuragi. Serebii reports that the new prof works at Sakuragi Laboratories in Vermilion City, a city from the original games' region of Kanto...

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  • Feature Pokémon, Zelda, Mario, Metroid... Nintendo’s Biggest Bugs, Glitches And Errors

    It’s a bug feature

    Of all the developers putting out games today, Nintendo has possibly the best reputation for delivering rock-solid, glitch-free and glorious gaming experiences. The patented ‘Nintendo polish’ is something of a given when you fire up a first-party game - we expect an assuredly smooth, jank-less time where in games from...

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  • News Uniqlo Reveals 'Mario Kart Friendship' Range Of Shirts And Hoodies

    Appearing in stores soon

    Clothing retailer Uniqlo has revealed a new line of kids' t-shirts and hoodies featuring a host of our favourite characters from the Mario Kart series. The collection will be called 'Mario Kart Friendship' - it doesn't get much more adorable than that. Japanese Nintendo reports that the new line will be appearing in stores...

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  • News Pokémon Masters Producer Apologises For Disappointing Players

    "It's our intention that this does not happen again"

    Since first releasing at the end of August, Pokémon Masters has had a pretty successful time - in terms of downloads and revenue, at least. The game enjoyed the strongest launch month for any mobile Pokémon game since Pokémon GO and

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  • News European Version Of The Rebel Collection Lists Assassin's Creed Rogue As A Download

    Not again!

    Last month, Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection would be hitting the Switch on 6th December. In case you forgot, this exclusive Switch pack includes Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (as well as all of its DLC) and Assassin’s Creed Rogue. If you were plannin

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  • Random This Official Sonic Adventure "Welcome To Station Square" Remix Has Sent Fans Into A Spin

    Oh, surely not?

    If there's one 3D adventure most Sonic fans can get behind, it's Sonic Adventure. It was originally released for the Sega Dreamcast in 1998 and if you were a Nintendo GameCube owner, you might have also experienced the Director's Cut a number of years later. Since then, this critically-acclaimed title – considered by some as one...

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  • Rumour Fortnite To Be Re-Branded As Fortnite: Chapter 2 With New Map, According To Leak

    The end of the game as we know it?

    If this new leak is anything to go by, the world-dominating battle royale world of Fortnite might be on the cusp of a major facelift. An image spotted on the Italian version of the iOS App Store has reportedly leaked the following image, theoretically giving us an earlier-than-scheduled look at the future of the...

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  • News Get Your Thinking Caps On For Brain Training, Coming To Switch In January

    The Doctor will see you now

    Following on from the recent announcement that Dr Kawashima would be returning this December in Japan, it seems we won't have long to wait in the west to get our brains back in shape. Nintendo Uk has announced that Dr Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch will be coming out in Europe on 3rd January 2020. Check...

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  • Video New Luigi's Mansion 3 Video Showcases Plenty Of The Game's Spooky Hotel Floors

    Floors, ghosts and multiplayer, too!

    We're now just 20 days away from getting our ghostly mitts on Luigi's Mansion 3 and Nintendo has shared a new - and lengthy - trailer to show off more of the game. If you can't understand Japanese, you won't have a clue what the narrator is talking about, but there's plenty to see in the footage itself. We get a...

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  • Site News The First Ever Piece Of Lovely Nintendo Life Merch Has Landed

    Snag yours online or at EGX

    It's a rather special day here at Nintendo Life towers, as the first ever piece of NL merchandise has just been plonked on sale by our good friends at EGX. That's right, we're joining the big boys and girls at sites like Eurogamer with our very own design, mixing our luscious logo with the famous SNES controller for an...

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  • Review The Bradwell Conspiracy - More Style Than Substance

    Keep your theories to yourself

    It should be a day for celebration. Bradwell Electronics, a seemingly benign British conglomerate, has piqued the world’s attention with the announcement of its groundbreaking ‘Clean Water Initiative’. Gathering the greatest minds from the scientific community within the confines of its Stonehenge Museum,...

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    • The Bradwell Conspiracy
  • News Show Your True Colours With This Neon Red/Blue Headset For Nintendo Switch

    Pre-orders now live

    Gaming accessory maker PDP is back at it again, this time launching a new headset design with Nintendo Switch fans specifically in mind. The new product is a redesign of its LVL40 Wired Stereo Headset, which is said to have been "designed over years of conversations with PDP’s passionate gaming customers". Of course, the neon...

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    • Accessories
  • Random Someone's Made A Fake Untitled Goose Game Spotify Soundtrack Of Rebellious Gangster Hits

    We don't remember hearing these tracks

    If you thought you'd seen the best of the internet's unrelenting excitement and humour surrounding Untitled Goose Game, you were absolutely wrong. We're sure you know the story by now - indie developer House House released Untitled Goose Game on Switch and PC, giving players the chance to roam around a quaint...

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  • News Start Training For Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 With This Japanese eShop Demo

    Solo and local play included

    The demos of upcoming Switch games just keep coming this week. Following from Resident Evil and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, Sega has now made one available for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

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  • News Adorable Co-Op RPG Cat Quest II Pounces Onto Switch Later This Month

    Release date confirmed

    PQube and developer The Gentlebros have revealed the release date for upcoming RPG, Cat Quest II. You'll be able to sink your claws into the game from 24th October. The game is described as "a fast-paced open-world action RPG" where you actually play as both a cat and a dog. You and a friend can explore a world filled with...

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  • News Taito's 1985 Arcade Action Game The Legend Of Kage Is Now Available On Switch

    Hamster's latest retro release

    Hamster's latest Arcade Archives release has now arrived on Switch, and this time we're being treated to 1985 action title, The Legend of Kage. The game has players taking on the role of a young Iga ninja called Kage; you must use your ninja skills to track down and rescue Princess Kiri who has been taken away by the...

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  • News Switch Co-Op Shooter Earthfall: Alien Horde Delayed Until The End Of The Month

    Not launching today as planned

    If you were hoping to pick up Earthfall: Alien Horde from the Nintendo Switch eShop today, you'll have to put those plans on hold for just a little bit longer. The squad shooter's release date has been pushed back until 29th October (so ignore the date in the trailer above). Originally set to launch on Nintendo's...

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  • News Niantic's Wayfarer Tool Allows Pokémon GO Players To Nominate And Review Points-Of-Interest

    Discover new locations

    Ever found yourself in an odd spot or dangerous location while playing Pokémon GO? Perhaps you're just sick of visiting the same old landmarks? Well, Niantic has announced it will soon be rolling out a new tool to help improve the overall experience in its augmented reality games. The "Niantic Wayfarer" will essentially...

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  • News Ubisoft Working On Multiple Animated Shows Inspired By Its Existing Video Game IP

    Rayman and more

    Concept art for the Rayman-inspired animation The film and television division of the third-party video game giant Ubisoft is reportedly working on a number of animated series "inspired by" its existing IP. Ubisoft Film & Television Paris managing director Helene Juguet informed The Hollywood Reporter that each show would have a...

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  • Video Check Out Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020's Opening Movie

    Let the hype begin

    There's now less than a month until Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 releases on Nintendo Switch. Despite the fact that typing its name out takes forever, we're feeling super excited for its release - luckily, Sega has a brand new trailer for us to tide us over. The trailer's a particularly special one, too, as...

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Thursday10th Oct 2019

  • News Mario Kart Tour's Diddy Kong Pack Costs £39, The Same Price As Mario Kart 8 Deluxe On Switch

    A tough decision

    Mario Kart Tour has several things going for it - the racing is decent if not spectacular, it's great seeing all of our favourite Mario stars (except Luigi) racing around on our phones, and the new tracks are fun to explore - but this pricing system is really starting to take the biscuit. As part of the new Tokyo Tour, which has...

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  • Review The Alliance Alive HD Remastered - This 3DS Classic Is Worth A Second Look On Switch

    Back from the dead

    Back in 2018, the 3DS was still receiving a slow, but steady trickle of new releases despite the Switch stealing the spotlight with its runaway success. Though many put away the old handheld in favour of bigger and better things, there were still plenty of excellent titles released in this period, one of them being The Alliance...

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  • News Magical 2D Platformer Enchanted Portals Accused Of Being A Cuphead Clone

    "We were prepared for some backlash"

    A new and "magical" 2D platformer titled Enchanted Portals has come under fire for its close resemblance to Cuphead. The Switch and PC project hasn't even made it to Kickstarter yet, but already the promotional trailer is causing quite a stir online. During an interview with Polygon, Xixo – the developer...

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  • Nintendo Download 10th October (North America)

    The Witcher 3! Overwatch! Baldur's Gate!

    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! Nintendo Switch: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Complete...

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  • News Nintendo's 'Live 2019' Gaming Expo Will Not Be Cancelled Despite Typhoon Safety Concerns

    Fans will be updated

    Update (10th Oct, 09:30 BST): Nintendo has provided an update on its 'Live 2019' gaming expo, confirming that the current plan is go ahead with the event as planned. Sunday's opening time has been pushed back to 11am and will therefore have a reduced content schedule, but the event is otherwise unchanged (thanks, Japanese...

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  • Random Hooray! Now Everyone Can Look Just Like Movie Sonic

    Well, at least that's Halloween sorted

    Remember a few months back when Sonic's design was revealed for the upcoming movie and the internet collectively broke down in terror? Of course you do. You'll want to strap yourselves in for this one. Yes, jumping right to the very top of any 'top 10 scary Halloween costume' lists this year, and then...

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  • Review A Knight's Quest - A Pale Imitation Of Zelda, But At Least It Has A Sense Of Humour

    Open mic Knight

    Ever wondered what happens when you’re the adventurous son of a Mayor and accidentally set in motion the end of the world? Welcome to A Knight’s Quest, a charming if flawed action-adventure from Sky9 Games. You play as Rusty, a brave (if clumsy) protagonist tasked with putting right his rather substantial mistake of setting free...

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  • News Splatoon 2 Version 5.0.1 Is Now Live

    Resolves a number of issues

    Pearl and Team Chaos might have won the final Splatfest, but that doesn't mean Splatoon 2 is completely doomed. Following on from the game's previous update at the end of July, Nintendo has now released Version 5.0.1. As you can see, it's basically a lot of fixes. One other change is limiting play for pl

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  • Nintendo Download 10th October (Europe)

    Overwatch! The Witcher 3! Yooka-Laylee!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe 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 Retail - New Releases: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete...

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  • News Nintendo Celebrates 10 Million Switch Console Sales Across Europe

    Nine games pass one million sales, too

    Nintendo has revealed that the Switch family of systems - so the original model and the new Nintendo Switch Lite - have now shifted 10 million units between them across Europe, with hardware sales rising year-on-year. It's not a bad milestone to have reached as the gaming giant gears up for the holiday season;...

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  • News Mysterious Roguelike Dungeon Crawler Mistover Creeps Onto Switch Later Today

    Tumbling over the misty moors

    If your a fan of roguelikes or dungeon crawlers, Switch has got a fairly hefty selection of games to choose from and today there's another joining the lineup. Mistover will take you on an expedition to discover the mysteries of a vortex known as the Pillar of Despair in search of a cure to a creeping mist drifting...

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  • Poll Have You Downloaded Mario Kart Tour On Your Mobile Device Yet?

    Let us know

    Yesterday, Nintendo's latest mobile release Mario Kart Tour got a hefty update, adding 14 new characters and multiple classic courses. The new Tokyo event also went live. It runs for a total of two weeks and gives players the chance to work their way up in the rankings to collect as many Grand Stars as possible. Now that the latest...

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    • Mario Kart Tour
  • Gallery Honk At Our Favourite Untitled Goose Game Crossovers

    Have a goosey gander

    It's been nearly three weeks since the entire world was overrun by an impudent goose. While Untitled Goose Game had generated plenty of positive buzz beforehand, few could have predicted the the mainstream success of Melbourne-based House House's nuisance goose simulator. None were more surprised than the developers themselves,...

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  • News Metroidvania Mable & The Wood Arrives On Switch Today With A 10% Launch Discount

    Get it while it's hot

    Launching today on Nintendo Switch is Mable & The Wood, a Metroidvania which offers players free reign and multiple endings to discover. In the game, players are tasked with hunting down massive beasts and, upon destroying them, shapeshifting into their form to use their power to save or destroy the world. Players on the...

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  • News Level-5's Morphing Mech RPG Megaton Musashi Will Be Treated To New Info This December

    It's been a long time coming

    We'd forgive you if you'd forgotten about it after all this time, but do you remember when Level-5 announced Megaton Musashi back in 2016? Well, it looks like we're finally about to get some new info. Megaton Musashi is a cross-media project which is set to include an RPG for

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  • Video Digital Foundry Thinks Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair Runs Pretty Great On Switch

    Find out how the Switch version compares

    Earlier this week, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair arrived on the Switch, so how does it hold up compared to other versions? As usual, Digital Foundry has released a technical comparison and we're happy to report it's good news for anyone who has picked up a Nintendo copy. The Switch version runs at a...

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    • Digital Foundry
  • Guide Zelda Link's Awakening Walkthrough Part Ten - Mount Tamaranch, Wind Fish’s Egg And The Color Dungeon

    The end is in sight!

    In part nine of our guide, we travelled to the last of Link’s Awakening’s main dungeons and completed our set of Siren’s Instruments. So, the time has finally come to climb Mount Tamaranch and wake the Wind Fish. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know to navigate to the final boss and do damage to each of...

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  • News Sega Rolls Out A Demo For Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD On The Japanese eShop

    Roll on!

    One game that's rolled off our radar from time to time is Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. This title is due out on the Switch on 29th October and is a high-definition remake of the 2006 Nintendo Wii title. If you're eager to try the game out before its big release later this month, you're in luck. Sega has uploaded an entire demo for...

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  • News Defeat 18 Deadly Bosses When Action-RPG Dark Devotion Lurks Onto Switch

    Arrives later this month

    The Arcade Crew and developer Hibernian Workshop have announced that Dark Devotion will be launching on Nintendo Switch on 24th October. The game was originally intended to release earlier this year. A sidescrolling, action-RPG adventure, Dark Devotion is said to keep the tension ramped up throughout your playthrough...

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  • News Roam With The Wanderer: Frankenstein's Creature On Switch Next Year

    He roams around, around, around, around

    Coming from La Belle Games early next year (Q1 to imprecisely exact), The Wanderer: Frankenstein's Creature will be retelling the classic gothic horror tale of Mary Shelley's novel on Switch in a beautiful watercolour art style. Described as a narrative adventure game, the Parisian studio has created a world...

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  • News Daemon X Machina Now Features Competitive Multiplayer Mech Mayhem

    Free update goes live

    As part of a string of updates promised for the rest of 2019, Daemon X Machina has received a free update today which adds a lovely spot of competitive multiplayer into the mix. You can now join up with friends either online or via local wireless (you'll all need your own copy of the game), strutting your stuff and showing...

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Wednesday9th Oct 2019

  • News Stardew Valley Creator Outlines Next Update, Improves "Every Aspect" Of The Game

    Adding "a lot" of QoL features

    Now that the Switch version of Stardew Valley is being published by the creator Eric Barone (ConcernedApe) instead of Chucklefish, the focus is on rolling out version 1.4 of the game. This patch is being referred to as the "everything" update because it touches on "pretty much every aspect" of the farming simulator...

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  • News The New Switch-Exclusive Bubble Bobble Will Include The Original Classic As Standard

    That's an extra 100 stages!

    Great news, Bubble Bobble fans! Remember when we said that a brand new Switch-exclusive game called Bubble Bobble 4 Friends was on the way? Well, it turns out we're getting a little more than we bargained for. That's right, ININ Games has revealed that Bubble Bobble 4 Friends will also come with Tai

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  • News This Luigi's Mansion 3 Clip Just Melted Our Little Hearts, And Pretty Much Everyone Else's

    "Night night"

    October looks set to be another fantastic month for Switch owners with plenty of great games arriving on the system, and sitting right at the top of our personal wishlists is Luigi's Mansion 3. The game's been looking pretty spooktacular ever since it was first revealed, with glorious screenshots and trailers setting the scene for...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Charles Martinet
  • News Game Freak Discusses Pokémon Sword And Shield's Three Starters In More Detail

    Who will you pick?

    Sure, the new fancy Ponyta might be grabbing all of the headlines at the moment, but before you decide whether or not to include it in your team, there's another important decision you'll need to make in Pokémon Sword and Shield. That decision, of course, is which starter Pokémon you'll be choosing. Now, you may have already...

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  • News Galarian Ponyta Officially Confirmed, Will Be Exclusive To Pokémon Shield

    Update: Trailer, images and info appear

    Update (9th Oct, 14:20 BST): Famitsu has now shared a selection of clear images of the new Pokémon and a first-look trailer has appeared (above). In addition, we now have more info regarding Galarian Ponyta's type and Pokédex info. Check it all out below. Original Article (9th Oct, 10:45 BST): If you...

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  • News Shujinkou Is An RPG That Teaches You Japanese, And It's Aiming For A Release On Switch

    Learn while you play

    Being fans of Nintendo, we stumble across Japanese speech and text pretty much every day. It's an incredibly interesting language and one that would no doubt help us to actually understand what's going on when playing imported copies of our retro favourites, but it just so happens to be one of the hardest languages to learn...

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    • Kickstarter
  • News Free Demos For Resident Evil 5 And 6 Appear On Nintendo Switch, Full Game File Sizes Revealed

    Try before you buy (again)

    Both Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 are set to scare us silly on Nintendo Switch later this month, but if you want to try before you buy, you'll be happy to know that demos for both titles have become available on the eShop. At the time of writing, the demos are available on the Australian Switch eShop, with other...

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  • Random Schwarzenegger's Looking A Little Worse For Wear In Mortal Kombat 11 On Switch

    "I have detailed files on human anatomy"

    Ridiculous gore-fest Mortal Kombat 11 has welcomed some extra characters into its ranks of late, including the iconic Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 from the Terminator franchise. Putting aside the rampant silliness of this particular series, the trailer showing a digitised

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  • Review Valfaris - Heavy Metal Mayhem That's Rough Around The Edges

    Headbangers brawl

    The concept of subtlety doesn’t exist in the world of Valfaris, a grimdark sci-fi realm where a grizzled warrior crashes his ship onto an alien world, shooting, slashing and headbanging everything that dares move in the name of vengeance and violence. You’ll shotgun bugs into red mist, collect guns obsessively named around the...

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  • News Mario Kart Tour Adds 14 New Characters And Classic Courses, Including Rainbow Road

    Rosalina and Bowser Jr. hit the track

    At the time of writing, Mario Kart Tour's new Tokyo event has been live for just a couple of hours. As had been previously promised, it brings with it new characters, courses, challenges, and more. You'll find the new event waiting for you if you choose to open up the app; it'll be runn

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    • Mobile
  • Review Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince - This Magical Series Is Back On Track

    More than just a dream

    It’s been rather fascinating to follow the development of the Trine series since its debut in 2009. The initial title was lauded for its fantastic puzzle design and aesthetics, which were honed and improved even further by the sequel that launched two years later. Things took a turn for the worse, however, when Frozenbyte...

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  • Random Oh Dear, US Quiz Show Jeopardy! Just Fell For A Fake Tetris Trivia Prank

    When fact-checking goes out the window

    Any of our American chums browsing this very site - and indeed plenty from elsewhere, we imagine - will no doubt be familiar with Jeopardy!, the US quiz show where contestants must respond to general knowledge clues with a question as their answer. If that didn't make much sense, sorry - it's not the easiest...

    • Tetris
    • Random
  • News Asphalt 9: Legends Is Now Available On Nintendo Switch For Free

    Race to the eShop

    If you're looking for a new racing game on your Switch, Asphalt 9: Legends could be just the ticket. The game is available to download for free as we speak. It actually launched for the console yesterday, bringing with it an extensive roster of real hypercars from the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and more. Players can...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Japanese Charts Dragon Quest XI S Fends Off Ghost Recon: Breakpoint To Stay Number One

    Zelda takes third

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 30th September - 6th October, revealing that Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition has managed to secure a second week at the top. The game is estimated to have sold another 57,667 copies this week, down from the 360,871 it sold in its opening week. Tom...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dragon Quest
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Metro Redux Listed For Nintendo Switch By Portuguese Retailer

    Two games in one

    A listing for a Nintendo Switch version of Metro Redux has been listed by a Portuguese retailer. According to the local website GamingReplay, the hybrid iteration is arriving this December and will be priced at €44,99 (about $50 / £40). Metro Redux contains Metro: 2033 and Metro: Last Light and would be the first time the series...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Guide Zelda Link's Awakening Walkthrough - Heart Piece Map And Guide

    All 32 heart pieces and the final heart container

    Having trouble hunting down the heart pieces in the Nintendo Switch remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening? We’ve got you covered with a map and full solution for each one, with an indication of the tools required and when they become available to you. Also featured: where to find the...

    • Guides
    • Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Links Awakening
  • Gallery You Know, It's Probably For The Best That We Don't Live Near A Kirby Cafe

    We'd start to resemble the little guy

    This isn't the first bunch of menu items from one of Japan's pop-up cafes that we've laid our eyes on, and it certainly won't be the last, but this latest selection of cute Kirby cuisine has us wondering if there's not some sort of loophole we could use to get Just Eat to deliver these treats to our door. As...

    • Gallery
    • Kirby Cafe
    • Japan
    • Kirby
  • News Wild West FPS Call Of Juarez: Gunslinger Rated For Switch By The ESRB

    Become a ruthless bounty hunter

    A Nintendo Switch version of the western-themed first-person shooter Call of Juarez: Gunslinger has been rated by North America's Entertainment Software Rating Board. This game was first released in 2013 by publisher Ubisoft and was acquired by Techland in 2018. It's the fourth entry in the Call of Juarez series and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • ESRB
    • North America
  • News SNK Eager To Revive Metal Slug, But Still Unsure About One-Hit Mechanic

    "We want to bring it back"

    At the Tokyo Game Show last September, SNK's Game Division Deputy General Manager Yasuyuki Oda spoke about the possibility of reviving the Metal Slug series but questioned if modern audiences would be able to handle the ruthless one-hit-kill mechanics. He's now been asked again by Twinfinite if a Metal Slug revival is...

    • SNK
    • Metal Slug
    • Neo Geo
  • News The Simpsons: Hit & Run Producer Says It'd Be "Wonderful" To Work On A Remake

    "I could see it on multiple platforms"

    Not many TV or film-based video games end up being worth your time, but 2003's The Simpsons: Hit & Run was one of the few that broke that particular curse. We actually have fond memories of playing the game on PS2 rather than the GameCube version - blasphemy on this site, we know - but the game is...

    • GameCube
    • The Simpsons
  • News New Super Lucky's Tale Will Have The Full Game On Cartridge, No Download Required

    Take that, Spyro!

    New Super Lucky’s Tale is set to jump, burrow, and explore on a Nintendo Switch near you from 8th November, launching both physically and digitally. As you may have guessed from this article's title, we've just stumbled across a very welcome piece of news for physical collectors. Yes, the whole game will be placed onto a single...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Saber Interactive Details The Difficulties In Bringing Back Ghostbusters: The Video Game

    Bustin' through red tape

    For fans of the franchise, the original Ghostbusters: The Video Game was a chance to catch ghosts alongside the four original movie Ghostbusters in a fun third-person romp, and the recently released Remastered version offers the same ride on modern consoles. We thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with the guys again on Switch,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ghostbusters
  • News Super Rare Games Get Physical With Evoland: Legendary Edition On Switch

    5000 copies on sale tomorrow

    Good news for all you physical media lovers - Super Rare Games is bringing Evoland Legendary Edition to Switch in physical form with a limited run of 5000 copies. Evoland is an RPG from Shiro Games that evolves during your playthrough from monochrome, top-down gameplay to full 3D visuals with mechanics to match, with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Rare Games
    • Evoland
  • News Autumn Snackfest Spirit Event Starts This Friday In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Eat up!

    This week's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event is the "Autumn Snackfest" and it starts this Friday, on 11th October. Nintendo Australia posted the promotional artwork and announcement over its official Twitter account: As you can see, the event features spirits from Pokémon, Mario, Animal Crossing and many other games. If you participate,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Escape 'The Impossible Layer' In Playtonic's New Yooka-Laylee-Inspired Mario Maker 2 Course

    Celebrating Impossible Lair's launch

    Having released Yooka-Laylee and The Impossible Lair to great reviews just yesterday, we'd like to think the good folks over at Playtonic Games are sitting with their feet up, relaxing after shipping one of them there vidya games. Of course, as with all devs who have just shipped a game, they're probably still...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Playtonic
    • Yooka-Laylee
    • Super Mario Maker 2