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  • News Suda51 Hopes To Make No More Heroes Movie Or TV Show A "Reality"

    He's even had some offers and proposals in the past

    Travis Touchdown is quite the character, but what would his own television or movie be like? While we're yet to see such a thing, apparently there's been a number of proposals for it in the past. Speaking to IGN, Suda51 mentioned how he was still "hoping" to transform No More Heroes and the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Suda51
    • No More Heroes
  • Soapbox The Hidden Delights Of The Great Ace Attorney

    Or, why TGAA is the LOTR DVD of video games

    Did you know that Viggo Mortensen, the actor who played Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings movies, broke his toes on-set by kicking a helmet? The take ended up in the final cut, and Aragorn's cry of frustration, grief, and despair is made all the more real knowing that poor Viggo's toesies were probably...

    • Ace Attorney
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Soapbox
    • Features
  • News Animal Crossing Datamine Suggests Popular Hangout Could Still Return

    Is something brewing behind the scenes?

    Rumours about a popular location returning in Animal Crossing: New Horizons have resurfaced this week. According to Animal Crossing World, "The Roost" still apparently has a chance of being added to the latest Switch entry in some way or form. News about the cafe's possible return was originally reported last...

    • Rumours
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Datamine
  • News Scrapped Wii "Bulletin Board Channel" Uncovered In Nintendo Gigaleak

    And a look at the Wii Shop Channel prior to release

    By the time we get our hands on consoles, games, and even apps, there have already been multiple revisions during the design stages. Often, we'll see these concepts shared by the developers in various ways later down the line, but in this particular case, it's via a leak. Yes, the Nintendo...

    • Nintendo
    • Wii
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (July 31st)

    Plenty to choose from!

    Another week has passed, with plenty of Nintendo-related news that's kept us intrigued. There were our reviews for games like The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles and NEO: The World Ends With You, Streets of Rage 4's DLC finally arrived on Switch,

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News A New Limited-Time Pokémon Sword And Shield Beast Ball Distribution Has Begun

    Get it while you can!

    There's a new item distribution available in Pokémon Sword and Shield and it's only available until 2nd August 2021 so be sure to act fast! This time around it's a Beast Ball. As explained by Serebii.net, this item was given out during the Pokémon Players Cup IV stream. The code you'll need this time around is:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon

YesterdayFri, 30th Jul 2021

  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Metroid Dread Special Edition And Samus & EMMI amiibo

    Dread the scalpers

    Update (30th July): My Nintendo Store UK has opened pre-orders for the amiibo double pack. Update (14th July): My Nintendo Store UK have just added their Metroid Dread game pre-order which includes a free keyring, poster and sticker sheet. Update (22nd June): The amiibo 2-pack is back in stock at GAME again at the time of wr

    • Guides
    • Metroid
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News You Can Now Own The Bike From Pokémon Red, But You're Not Allowed To Ride It

    Not much of a bike then, is it

    This isn't the time to use that! Professor Oak's words have never been so true. The Pokémon Company, in celebration of reaching a million Twitter followers on their Japanese "Poké Times" account, has decided to make a one-of-a-kind replica of the iconic, expensive bike from Pokémon Red and Blue. In the games, it...

    • Pokemon
    • Merch
  • Soapbox In Praise Of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Two Years On

    Support systems have never meant more

    This past week marked the second anniversary of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the latest entry in Intelligent Systems’ popular tactics series. Ten years ago, you would’ve been forgiven for believing that the Fire Emblem series was going the way of the dinosaur, and yet Three Houses now sits at somewhere around...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Fire Emblem
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The Simpsons Co-Showrunner Would Love To See Hit & Run Return But Admits It's "Complicated"

    A "corporate octopus" stands in the way of a remaster

    The Simpsons might not be quite as popular as it once was, but there's still plenty of demand for the famous American family's retro video games. One title fans of the long-running cartoon would love to see make a return is The Simpsons Hit & Run - a Grand Theft Auto-like game set in the...

    • GameCube
    • The Simpsons
  • Review Blaster Master Zero 3 - A Masterful Conclusion To The Trilogy

    What a blast

    Few could’ve guessed that a Blaster Master reimagining would’ve been one of the standout releases of the Switch launch window line-up, yet Blaster Master Zero proved to be a potently enjoyable take on the retro classic. Then, a couple of years later, Inti Creates opted to follow it up with an all-new sequel that built upon the ideas...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Ori's Physical Games Are Getting A New Two-In-One Release On Nintendo Switch

    The Collector's Edition is also back

    Physical game distributor iam8bit has announced it will be releasing an Ori double-pack for Nintendo Switch with the help of Moon Studios, Xbox Game Studios and global distribution partner Skybound Games. This physical release contains Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps. This two-in-one...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Capcom Wants To Know If You Would Buy More Great Ace Attorney Games

    Fill out a survey and get a free wallpaper

    This week marks the release of The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms - we're big fans of the game by the way. As part of this release, Capcom has opened a survey that's available until 30th September, allowing fans to share their thoughts about this game and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Capcom
    • Ace Attorney
  • Random Someone Worked On Outer Worlds AND Outer Wilds At The Same Time, Somehow

    "I am chaos incarnate"

    A while back, writer and narrative designer Kelsey Beachum was working on Outer Wilds, the fantastic space-adventure game with a very cool twist that we won't spoil (just play it when it comes to Switch!). When The Outer Worlds — Obsidian's "Fallout in space" game — came out a few months later, people were very confused,...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Metroid Dread Samus And E.M.M.I amiibo Available To Pre-Order At Nintendo UK Store

    Go! Go! Go!

    The My Nintendo Store in the UK has opened pre-orders for the lovely new Samus And E.M.M.I amiibo set to launch alongside Metroid Dread this October. Available for the standard RRP of £25.99, the two amiibo come together in a special double pack. You can grab them via the link below – orders over £20 qualify for free shipping, so...

    • amiibo
    • Metroid
    • UK
  • News Two Point Hospital Receives Free Sonic DLC Pack

    The base game's currently playable for free, too!

    Well, here's a nice little treat for Two Point Hospital players. Starting today, you can now get your hands on some in-game Sonic goodies for the wonderfully low price of free. That's right, in celebration of Sonic's 30th anniversary, a free Sonic pack has been released for the hospital management...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Sonic
  • News EB Games Canada To Rebrand To GameStop By The End Of This Year

    Decision based on feedback from customers and stockholders

    If you're tired of hearing about "GameStop exclusives" that don't apply to your region and happen to be located in Canada, we've got some exciting news to share that might potentially make a difference in the future. EB Games' parent company GameStop has announced it will rebrand every EB...

    • Industry
    • GameStop
    • North America
    • Canada
  • News Charming Farming Sim Littlewood Gets Physical Version Next Week

    Hoe's about that

    If you've ever wondered what life is like after the evil villain has been vanquished, Littlewood has the answers: a lot of farming, town building, and romancing the dark lord who has lost all his memories and is very sorry about all the evil stuff he did. It's Stardew Valley with more responsibility; Harvest Moon for people who are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie
    • Physical Releases
  • News Respawn's F2P Shooter Apex Legends Gets A New Character On 3rd August

    Update: Here's some Seer gameplay

    Update: Here's some Seer gameplay: Update [Tue 27th Jul, 2021 06:00 BST]: As promised, Respawn Entertainment has now released a new gameplay trailer Apex Legends new character and update. Take a look in the video below: Original article [Sun 25th Jul, 2021 04:45 BST]: Apart from the Lost in Random

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Meet The Quirky Alien Enemies In No More Heroes 3

    Certainly not for kids

    No More Heroes 3 is only a month away, but much of the promotion for the game in recent weeks has been targeting the Japanese market. Nintendo of Europe is now pitching in, though, with an 'Alien Superheroes?' trailer that introduces some of the wacky enemies Travis will take on. It's not embedded above because it's age-gated...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News New Life Is Strange: True Colors Trailer Shows Off Colorado Setting, Arcade Machines

    Pew pew pew colors

    We still can't quite believe that the Life is Strange games are coming to Switch, but it's just over a month until we get True Colors on the Switch, and a couple of weeks longer than that until we can play the Life is Strange Remastered Collection, too. What a year! Ahead of the imminent release of True Colors, Square Enix and...

    • Life Is Strange
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Marvelous Shares A Look At The Less Glamorous Jobs In No More Heroes 3

    Toilets aren't just for saving any more...

    No More Heroes 3 will no doubt have certain key features - hyper violent levels in which you wipe out minions, tough boss battles, and menial jobs. A familiar gag in the series is that Travis Touchdown has to make ends meet, one way or another, and often does this with undesirable work. Publisher Marvelous...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News King's Bounty II Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Key Choices For Progress

    More than one way to win a battle

    King's Bounty II isn't far off release, landing on Switch and assorted platforms on 24th August. It's a long awaited successor in a series that is turn-based fantasy RPG royalty, and we're hopeful that the Switch version will be well worth playing. 1C Entertainment has released an extensive gameplay trailer that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Legendary Composer Jun Senoue Joins Sonic Colors Ultimate OST Remix Line-Up

    Listen to his sample work

    If you needed one extra reason to get excited about Sonic Colors Ultimate, Sega has now revealed legendary Sonic composer Jun Senoue - and the lead guitarist for Crush 40, has joined the remix roster for the upcoming release. Attached to this is a sample of his new remix for vs. Rotatatron & Refreshinator. In the words...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sonic
    • Jun Senoue
    • Music
  • News Fortnite's Rift Tour Musical Experience Will Feature A "Record-Breaking Superstar"

    "An experience like no other"

    Epic Games has kicked off Fortnite's Rift Tour, teasing a big event set to take place next weekend in the process. From now until 8th August, you'll be able to unlock rewards for the first wave of Rift Tour quests. As seen in the image below, these rewards include the Cosmic Cuddles Loading Screen, Rift-sterpiece...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
  • News Papa's Quiz Brings Eight-Player Family-Friendly Trivia To Switch Today

    With "thousands" of questions to answer

    If your family's the sort who likes nothing more than to gather around the TV for some late-night quizzing (and lots of snacks, preferably), then Papa's Quiz should probably be on your radar. The debut game from Stockholm-based developer Old Apes, Papa's Quiz boasts "thousands" of questions spread across 185...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Minimalist Visual Novel 'The Last Survey' Puts The World's Fate In Your Hands

    Launching on Switch next week

    From Essay Games and RedDeerGames, visual novel The Last Survey has secured a 6th August release date on Switch. Made up of more than 1,500 hand-illustrated black and white drawings, The Last Survey is said to offer a "unique story-rich experience about the Earth’s bleak future". In the game, you're stuck in a world...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Thursday29th Jul 2021

  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.11.0 Patch Notes - Seasonal Events, Fixes And More

    Return to island life

    Nintendo has now released the latest free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It includes new seasonal items and weekly fireworks shows. The patch notes have also been made available on Nintendo's official support page. Apart from the seasonal events, there's also a brief mention of minor adjustments and corrections that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Updates
  • News New Pokémon Snap Is Getting More Areas And Pokémon In Free Update

    New content drops next week

    The Pokémon Company has announced that New Pokémon Snap will soon be treated to a free update, bringing new content along for the ride. Launching on Tuesday 3rd August, the new update will add three new areas in total and 20 new Pokémon, including the likes of Snorlax, Psyduck, Shroomish, Gyarados, and more. The new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Updates
  • News Monster Hunter Rise Version 3.2.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Download it today

    You've got to give it to Capcom - it's shown some outstanding support for Monster Hunter Rise since the game arrived on the Nintendo Switch earlier this year, and the developer has been rewarded for its efforts having now shifted more than seven million copies worldwide. Following on from the announcement of a new themed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
    • Updates
    • Capcom
  • News Nintendo's Selling Miniature Versions Of Its Iconic Nintendo Store Statues

    Available starting this weekend

    If you've been lucky enough to visit Nintendo's world-famous store in Tokyo (or even if you've just watched hundreds of videos of other people visiting it on YouTube instead like us), you'll no doubt have seen the four statues that proudly adorn the shop floor. Mario, Link, Isabelle and an Inkling can all be seen on...

    • Super Mario
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Merchandise
    • Japan
  • News Spindle Is A Zelda-Like Where You Play The Role Of Death... And A Pig

    Featuring "grim dungeons and mind-bending puzzles"

    It's easy enough to get on board with games that follow the tried and trusted Zelda formula based on that simple fact alone, but what if we told you there was a Zelda-like that lets you play as both Death and a pig. You're sold already, right? Spindle is an "old-school Zelda-esque" action-adventure...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Kickstarter
  • Talking Point What's Your Switch Game Of 2021 So Far?

    Decisions, decisions...

    We're well over halfway through 2021 and we're steadily sliding down the back half of the year, having negotiated the six-month hump. Holiday season is waaaay off in the distance and we've still got several months to go before we get into video game 'silly season', but while recently discussing the upcoming Sonic Colors...

    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Poll
    • Best of 2021
  • News Switch Online NES And SNES Controllers Are Back In Stock, NES Bundle 50% Off (Europe)

    A Switch Online exclusive

    If you're a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber who hasn't yet taken the opportunity to pick up the NES and SNES-inspired controllers for Switch (which just so happen to be perfect for playing the NES and SNES games available as part of your subsciption), you now have another chance. Both controllers are once again available...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
    • SNES
    • Europe
  • News Annapurna Interactive Showcase Confirms Two Switch Titles And Outer Wilds Release Window

    Also a fresh look at Neon White

    Annapurna Interactive has wrapped up its first Showcase presentation, and it featured various welcome announcements for Switch players. There are new games, new looks and also a release window for an anticipated title. You can see the whole thing above, and we've summarised the Switch news below. Outer Wilds Gets...

    • Annapurna Interactive Showcase
    • Summer Game Fest
    • Switch eShop
  • News What Pokémon Will You Be Using In The Diamond And Pearl Remakes? Nintendo Wants To Know

    A classic adventure is about to unfold

    Over the past few days, Nintendo has been using social media to remind Switch owners about Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. These titles are remakes of the Nintendo DS classics and will be arriving later this year on 19th November. In its latest tweet, the company has now asked Pokémon trainers

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Hey, The Switch Is Also Getting A Flight Simulator Game This Week

    Who needs that fancy Microsoft version?

    If you keep tabs on the latest releases outside the realm of Nintendo, you might have heard about the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator on the Xbox Series X|S this week. Our sister site Pure Xbox has been doing a fantastic job with its coverage of the game by the way. What can Switch owners play though to...

    • Random
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Round Up Idea Factory Confirms Its Upcoming Nintendo Switch Releases

    Plenty to look forward to...

    The publisher Idea Factory International earlier today hosted a special summer event livestream featuring a bunch of different announcements. On the Switch front, it revealed the release dates of three upcoming titles. Here's the full round-up: Mary Skelter Finale - September 30th / October 1st, 2021: The conclusion to...

    • Round Up
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random This Early Pokémon Anime Character Looks Suspiciously Like Hunter x Hunter's Gon

    It has to be a coincidence, right?

    We don't care what anyone says, Pokémon's anime will never again match the lofty heights of its first ever season. Is that the nostalgia talking? Maybe. But episodes like Pikachu's Goodbye and Bye Bye Butterfree still bring tears to our fully grown adult eyes to this day, so explain that... Ahem. Anyway, the...

    • Pokemon
    • Anime
    • Random
  • Japanese Charts Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Stays Top As Nintendo Dominates Top Ten

    Skyward Sword hits 200k physical sales in two weeks

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 25th July, revealing that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD has stayed on top for a second week running. The game sold another 42,642 copies at retail this week, taking its total to just over 200,000 physical units sold across its...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Nintendo Download 29th July (North America)

    B.ARK! Eldest Souls! Blaster Master Zero 3!

    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: B.ARK (Tic Toc Games, 29th Jul,...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Capcom Reports Record Q1 Profits, Monster Hunter Rise Continues To Grow

    The hits keep coming

    A sentiment we've shared in Nintendo Life Towers, and we suspect is also shared by a number of Switch owners, is that Capcom is on a roll. In this calendar year we've had Monster Hunter Rise, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Win

    • Capcom
    • Monster Hunter
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Watch Annapurna Interactive Showcase - Live!

    Neon White, new reveals and 'surprises' on the way

    Summer Game Fest is still presenting some events as the season progresses, and today we have the Annapurna Interactive Showcase. The publisher has supported and released a lot of terrific games, a good number of which have found their way to Switch, so we anticipate Nintendo's system being...

    • Live Chat
    • Summer Game Fest
  • Nintendo Download 29th July (Europe)

    NEO: The World Ends with You! SAMURAI WARRIORS 5! The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles!

    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 eShop - New...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Food Fight Is Making A Comeback In 2022

    First on Atari VCS, if you're particularly keen

    As you may be aware, the Atari brand is in the midst of another comeback, primarily with the Atari VCS system and its recent wider release into some territories. Atari is also seeking to revitalise its iconic game brands, and has announced that Food Fight is getting a new title in 2022. It's being...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Atari
  • News Kitaria Fables Gets A Charming New Trailer And Updated Release Details

    Feline fine

    Kitaria Fables combines some very nice things - cute characters and lots of cats, farm-sim gameplay, combat and co-op. As you can see in the new gameplay trailer above, it looks like developer Twin Heart Games has been working hard on polishing the experience. Publisher PQube has also confirmed that the game is now coming one day...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Fuka & Desco Get A Flashy Trailer For Disgaea 6: Defiance Of Destiny DLC

    Grand slam?

    About a month ago Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny landed on Nintendo Switch, and despite some performance issues we gave it a hearty recommendation in our review. Its early sales, combined with plenty of predecessors, recently tipped the franchise past 5 million sales - not bad, Dood! It's a full price - a

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
  • News Story Of Seasons' Latest DLC Update Adds New Costumes And 'The Legendary Sprite Dance'

    Four DLC parts down, one to go

    The fourth piece of downloadable content from the Story Of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Expansion Pass is now available on Switch. This latest batch of content adds a new sub-scenario called The Legendary Sprite Dance and the Yukata Set costumes; The Legendary Sprite Dance allows players to explore a new quest in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Story of Seasons
  • News SkateBIRD Gets Pushed Back Once More, Now Kickflipping Onto Switch In September

    But post-launch content is also in the works

    Glass Bottom Games has announced that SkateBIRD, which you might remember from its appearance in a Nintendo Indie World Showcase back in 2019, will now launch a little later than planned. After initially being delayed to 12th August this year, the game will now land on Switch and all other platforms...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Last Worker Will Compete And Be Showcased At The 78th Venice Film Festival

    Intriguing Switch-bound title to feature in VR Expanded category

    The Last Worker was revealed for Switch and various other platforms earlier this year. Published by Wired Productions, it's an intriguing project being developed by Jörg Tittel and a talented team at Wolf & Wood, a studio highly regarded for its VR projects. Very little has been...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Wednesday28th Jul 2021

  • Guide Every Nintendo Switch Online SNES Game Ranked

    All the SNES games, ranked by you

    Update: Now includes Claymates, Jelly Boy and Bombuzal, which are the most recent arrivals on Nintendo Switch Online's SNES app. Remember, this list evolves as users rate the games within, so head to the game profiles and rate them out of 10 if you'd like to see the rankings below alter. All of the above additions...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • SNES
    • Best Games
    • Retro
  • Guide Nintendo Switch Online - Every NES And SNES Game Available

    Every game, including the SP versions!

    Nintendo Switch Online had a slow start initially, but with the introduction of SNES games, we've seen added value coming to the service which better justifies the asking price. Nintendo has been slowly but surely fleshing out the number of games available, and we've pulled together a complete list of all the...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Expands Its Switch Online SNES Service With Three More Titles

    Update: Out now!

    Update [Wed 28th Jul, 2021 08:25 BST]: These games are now available on the Switch Online SNES service. An SP version of Super Mario Bros. 3 has also been added to the NES library. Original article [Wed 21st Jul, 2021 02:45 BST]: It's now the month of July and that means Nintendo is adding even more classic games to its Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Super Nintendo
  • News Nintendo Reminds Us Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Remakes Are Coming To Switch

    You remember, right?

    The Switch releases are in full swing at the moment and there's no sign of things slowing down, either - with games like Sonic Colors Ultimate, WarioWare: Get It Together! and Metroid Dread to follow. One other release to look out for is Pok

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News A Special Porygon-Z Will Be Given To Pokémon Sword And Shield Players Next Week

    A great addition to your team

    Yet another distribution event has been announced for Pokémon Sword and Shield, this time offering players a special Porygon-Z. The Porygon-Z up for grabs is based on one that was used by Jeong Sang-yoon, winner of last year's Pokémon Trainers Cup in Korea; the distribution coincides with the final of this year's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Pokémon Unite Update Adds Gardevoir, Charizard Gets Nerfed

    Update: Gardevoir now available

    Update: As was promised yesterday, new fighter Gardevoir is now available in Pokémon Unite. Alongside the new character's inclusion, it's also been announced that "a few bugs" have been addressed, including an issue that arose when equipping Charizard with the Muscle Band. Game8 reports that the Muscle Band's effect...

    • Switch eShop
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News 3DS System Update 11.15.0-47 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    The stability is over 9000!

    Update [Wed 28th Jul, 2021 02:00 BST]: Following on from the first system update for the 3DS in 2021, Nintendo has now released the official patch notes. As expected, it's more "stability" improvements and some other minor adjustments to improve the overall experience. Here are the official patch notes, courtesy of...

    • 3DS
    • 2DS
    • Nintendo
    • Updates
    • Firmware
  • News Super Mario Bros. 3 Special Version Jumps Onto The Switch Online NES Library

    Fashionably late

    The NES Nintendo Switch Online app has had a decent number of Special 'SP' game versions since it launched - these typically give you shortcuts to specific areas of games and apply unique conditions. Somewhat randomly, alongside today's expected addition of 3 SNES games, we now have a Super Mario Bros. 3 SP version (hat-tip to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • NES
  • News Two Point Hospital Is Free On Nintendo Switch Online For A Limited Time

    Update: Game Trial now live!

    Update: Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can now check out Two Point Hospital for free for a limited time as part of Nintendo of Europe's latest Game Trials offer. If you enjoy the game and feel like keeping a copy forever, you can then go ahead and purchase Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition and its DLC at 30% off...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • Random There's A New Hill In London, And People Think It Looks Like Super Mario 64

    Uncool, Uncool Mountain

    "What on earth do you mean," we hear you say, "by 'a new hill'?" Trust us, we're as baffled as you are. It turns out that The Powers That Be (Westminster Council) commissioned a £2 million hill next to Marble Arch, for some reason, and yesterday, the 26th of July, was the launch day (although how exactly one "launches" a...

    • Random
    • Super Mario
    • UK
  • News Nintendo Is Shutting Down Dr. Mario World For Mobile

    Service will end on 1st November 2021

    Nintendo has announced it will end the Dr. Mario World mobile game service on the 1st of November this year. In a message over on the official game website, Nintendo thanked players for their continued support since the service began on 10th July 2019 and mentioned how "diamond" sales (premium currency) would...

    • Nintendo
    • Mobile
    • Mario
  • News Report Outlines Cancelled Plans For Nintendo's Role In Tokyo Olympics Ceremony

    Shigeru Miyamoto had been extensively involved

    The Tokyo Olympic Games are currently well underway, with thousands of athletes competing at the highest level in empty arenas due to current public health concerns in the city. It's been a contentious event, with various polls suggesting low support for the Games in Japan, and on the business side...

    • Olympics
    • Tokyo
    • Nintendo
  • Poll Can You Still Find Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. And Super Mario 3D All-Stars?

    Mario where are y-- oh there you are

    Finding out that Super Mario 3D All-Stars was going to have a limited production run and would only be sold digitally until 31st March 2021 provoked some strong reactions from many Nintendo fans. Sure, there's an argument to be made that anyone who wanted a copy of this compilation game probably picked one up...

    • Poll
    • Features
    • Super Mario
  • News Fatal Frame: Maiden Of Black Water Will Haunt Switch At Halloween

    Featuring a photo mode and various DLC outfits

    Back at E3 it was confirmed that Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is heading to Switch (along with various other platforms); now Koei Tecmo Europe has confirmed that it'll launch in the region on 28th October, also with the localised name of Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water. [UPDATE: It'll also...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News 5 Ways That 'Rustler' Indulges Your Medieval 'Ye Olde GTA' Fantasies On Switch

    Horse-and-cartmageddon

    Rustler, an upcoming title from developer Jutsu Games and publisher Modus might not be set in a bustling urban environment filled with glistening cars, firearms and daring heists, but it seems that its Medieval world will have more than its fair share of breakneck chases, shady deals and absurd goings on. Jutsu Games has been...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Risk System - A Smart And Gutsy Shmup

    Do a barrel roll

    Shoot-'em-up players are well known for enjoying a good graze. After all, who doesn't? Cows do, for example. But the important distinction between the bovine graze and the shmupper's graze is that the former involves feeding on grass while the latter refers to moving your craft close to bullets and other danger in order to accrue...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Check Out This New Gameplay From Eastward, A Post-Apocalyptic Pixel Art Zelda-Like

    Hit a big moth with a frying pan

    IGN just published a juicy half-hour long video of gameplay for Eastward, the post-apocalyptic pixel art action-adventure RPG. It's giving us a little bit retro Zelda, a smidgen of Secret of Mana, and a dash of The Last of Us; it also has cooking minigames, environmental puzzles, and frying pan combat. But most of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
  • News Digimon Survive Has Been Delayed Yet Again, This Time To 2022

    It was originally supposed to launch in 2019

    It would appear that Digimon Survive is further away from launch than we thought, with yet another delay resulting in a new and updated '2022' release window. With the game initially revealed to be launching in 2019, but then delayed to 2020, and then

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sega Confirms Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Will Run At 60FPS On Switch

    And gives fans another look at the gyro controls

    Sega's upcoming release Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania looks incredibly promising but how will it run on the Switch? In a post over on social media, the company has confirmed the latest entry in the series will run at a silky-smooth 60FPS, alongside another look at the gyroscopic controls:

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  • News Metroidvania 'Enter Digiton: Heart Of Corruption' Explores Switch eShop Next Week

    And it's fairly cheap, too!

    Metroidvanias are plentiful on Switch – and heck, an actual Metroid game is even on the way! – but if you're looking for another one to add to your collection, you might want to keep an eye out for Enter Digiton: Heart of Corruption. The game's launching on Switch next week, published by eastasiasoft, and is said to...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Picross S Genesis & Master System Edition Could Be Puzzle Perfection For SEGA Fans

    Don't worry PAL gamers, it's Picross S Mega Drive for you

    The Picross series has spanned multiple generations of Nintendo hardware and continues to find an eager audience; now the team at Jupiter has something extra special lined up for the next release on Nintendo Switch, especially for those of us that lean towards retro. Picross S Genesis &...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Picross
    • SEGA
  • News Sega Shares New Trailer And Screenshots For Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

    Meet the gang

    In just over two months' time, Monkey Ball fans will be reliving the series' glory days with the release of Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania on Switch. The remastered compilation rolls onto Nintendo's platform on 5th October, featuring more than 300 stages from GameCube's Super Monkey Ball and Super Monkey Ball 2, as well as Super Monkey...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News As Square's Mana Series Turns 30, Key Figures Discuss Legend Of Mana's Development

    A great year for Mana fans

    This year, Square's beloved fantasy RPG series, Mana, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The series' first game, Final Fantasy Adventure, first launched in Japan in June 1991, before eventually coming to North America later that year and to PAL regions in 1993. Of course, Nintendo Switch owners have recently been...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Square Enix
  • News PAX West Sets Strict Entry Requirements Ahead Of September Event

    "The PAX team is steadfast in our commitment to health and safety"

    After over a year of cancellations and shifts to online-only events, we're slowly getting to the point when in-person game expos will resume. One that's not far away is PAX West, which is being held in Seattle from 3rd to 6th September. Tickets are already available for purchase on...

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    • Coronavirus
  • Video The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem Gets A Spooky New Gameplay Trailer

    See some of the game's levels and minigames

    Outright Games has shared a new gameplay trailer for The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem, a new game based on the hit franchise that's set to launch on Switch later this year. As we learned upon its initial announcement back in May, the game is a 3D platform adventure that boasts four-player co-op, complete...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News GungHo Doesn't Necessarily Want To "Restrict" Ninjala To Switch Forever

    It's just the most suitable platform right now

    While it might seem like Ninjala could potentially generate a lot more interest on systems like the Xbox, PlayStation and PC - you know, platforms without a game called Splatoon, GungHo Online Entertainment isn't really interested (at least for now) in releasing the team-based bubble gum brawler...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Ninjala
  • News Minecraft Dungeons' Echoing Void DLC Is Out Now

    The final chapter of the story

    Minecraft Dungeons has been getting regular, massive story updates for a while now — Hidden Depths is the last one, which came out in May and added a bunch of stuff in the Ocean biome — but now the "final chapter" is here. Echoing Void is, appropriately, set in The End, and wraps up the story of the Arch-Illager...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • DLC
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  • News Cosmic Express Is A Constellation Of Train Puzzles Rocketing To Switch

    Far out

    DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE CUTENESS OF COSMIC EXPRESS. This space-themed-train-themed puzzle game about transporting aliens is HARD. Much like being on a real train, you will probably get very stressed and cry. Or is that just us? Cosmic Express — previously known as 'Train Braining' — was conceptualised and prototyped on an actual...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
  • News Unbound: Worlds Apart Is Out Now, Bringing Hand-Drawn Puzzle-Platforming To A Switch Near You

    Freed from its chains

    After five years of work, the gloriously colourful metroidvania Unbound: Worlds Apart is finally finished, and on the Nintendo Switch. You'll play as Soli (the little red mage) who teleports into a strange and savage new place, with the power to open portals which change the very nature of the world by altering gravity, time,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie
  • News James Bond Is Coming To Rocket League (Or His Car Is, Anyway)

    License to beep

    Rocket League is a game about cars playing football. But are people inside the cars? Apparently not — the cars, like the audience, are filled with sentient eggs, according to actual Rocket League lore — but we like to think that James Bond can be the eggception. Er, exception. 007's iconic Aston Martin DB5 first appeared in...

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    • Movies
  • News A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build, But You Can Try Anyway Later This Year

    Do you want to build a snowmaaaaaan

    Yes, yes, we know. The title is incredibly confusing. We can't help it! The name of this wonderful little puzzle game — "A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build" — is really hard to fit in a news headline. But it is indeed coming to Switch later this year, and here's why you should be terribly excited. A Good...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie

Tuesday27th Jul 2021

  • News The "Foam Pads" In The Zelda Joy-Con Controllers Aren't New

    Update: YouTuber chimes in

    Earlier this month, we ran a story about someone who had supposedly come up with a solution for Joy-Con drift. In case you missed it, the fix requires you to insert a small square of paper or cardboard into the same spot as the analog stick locations in order to reapply pressure to the case of the controller. It's that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Joy-Con
    • Joy-Con Drift
    • Zelda
  • Random Artist Reimagines Every Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter As Marvel And DC Superheroes

    'Super Smash Heroes'

    The varied and vibrant roster of characters available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate really lends itself nicely to fan-made art projects and the like, and this latest effort from Bryan Henry is well worth checking out. Put together as part of a 'Super Smash Heroes' series, the talented artist has been hard at work over the last...

    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Art
    • Random
  • News Super Meat Boy's Physical Box Art Is Horrifying

    Kill it with fire

    The PlayStation Vita has had a rough time lately, what with the store closing, no new games being accepted, and previous PS Plus games that you've claimed no longer working on the system. But at least it's getting a special Vita version of the upcoming Super Meat Boy physical edition! But

    • Physical Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Says More Animal Crossing: New Horizons Content Is In Development, Next Update Drops This Week

    Fresh content coming later this year

    Nintendo has confirmed that Animal Crossing: New Horizons' next free update is set to launch later this week, while also teasing brand new content for the future. In a post shared to social media today, Nintendo reveals that more free content for the game is "currently in development" for later this year. More...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Updates
  • News Just 10 Days Since Launch, Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Is Already Amazon's Third Best-Seller Of 2021

    Update: Make that second best in 11 days!

    Update: All it needed was one more day for Zelda: Skyward Sword to overtake Animal Crossing: New Horizons as Amazon's second best-selling game of the year so far. Could it reach number one? Thanks, gaga64! Original Article (Mon 26th Jul, 2021 16:30 BST): If Amazon's sales are anything to go by – and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Monster Hunter Rise To Add Okami-Themed Content In 'Capcom Collab 2'

    A White Wolf? Now that's a rare sight...

    Monster Hunter Rise hasn't yet had quite the same bombardment of quirky crossover quests and gear as its Nintendo-platform predecessors, but Capcom has nonetheless kept the free updates and additional content flowing. The next free addition is a bit of a beauty, too. As you can see in the trailer above, an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
    • DLC
  • Round Up The Reviews Are In For NEO: The World Ends With You

    What's the verdict?

    Today sees the arrival of NEO: The World Ends With You on the Nintendo Switch. As you likely already know, it's the long-awaited sequel to the cult hit DS title, The World Ends With You. There's a lot of hype around the follow-up, so what's the verdict so far? You've probably already seen the Nintendo Life review, so now we've...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Round Up
  • News Ghibli-esque RPG Baldo: The Guardian Owls Finally Gets Launch Release Date

    It'll be a hoot

    What do you get when you mix Zelda, Studio Ghibli, and Ni No Kuni? You get the best summer holiday of your life, of course, but you also get Baldo: The Guardian Owls, which we've been patiently waiting for since 2019. Now we have just a month to wait, as the developers have announced a release date of August 27th, complete with a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
  • Review Samurai Warriors 5 - Fast And Flashy Musou On Switch

    Musou People Gonna Die?

    Koei Tecmo's Samurai Warriors finally returns after a seven year hiatus with a soft reboot that takes the long-running saga back to its roots, focusing on a brash young Nobunaga Oda's unwavering determination to unify Japan whilst zeroing in on his relationship with Mitsuhide Akechi. Samurai Warriors 5 is a slick and stylish...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Player Shares Mesmerising Combat Montage

    And makes the rest of us look like amateurs

    We do the cool-walking-away-from-explosions thing when we play too... Ahem. Zelda: Breath of the Wild features a number of terrifying foes – the Guardians and their light beam of doom have you running for your life in the game's early stages, and just as you get to grips with them, you then have the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Random
  • News Ace Attorney Turnabout Collection Combines Great And Trilogy Releases In One

    If you want to go all in

    Today sees the launch of The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, which combines the previously Japan-only The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures and The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve into one lovely remastered collection. We liked it very much in our review. If you're planning to grab it on Switch but also fancy going all-

    • Switch eShop
    • Ace Attorney
  • News Pokémon GO August Events Detailed, Including Eevee Community Day

    Shiny Dialga and Palkia up for grabs

    After the huge financial success that was Pokémon GO Fest 2021, Niantic is now looking ahead to the app's immediate future, sharing details of everything players can expect to see and do throughout the month of August. Below, you'll find details of new Research Breakthrough encounters, Raid Battle Pokémon,...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
  • Video Hot Wheels Unleashed Shows Off Its Licensed Launch Day Cars

    Fancy a ride in the DeLorean?

    Speed demons looking for their next fix should keep an eye out for Hot Wheels Unleashed when it arrives on the Nintendo Switch on 30th September. Developer Milestone has been sharing regular updates to make the wait a little less painful, and in its latest video, it's showcased the launch cars that will be available...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Hot Wheels
  • Talking Point Which Game Stage Have You Replayed More Than Any Other?

    Green Hill Zone Act 1 is my new-old timesink

    The ability to devote entire days to nothing but video games is a past luxury unavailable to me right now, or in the foreseeable future, unfortunately. The addition to my life of small humans that look a bit like me has substantially diminished my available free time, and I've recently realised that it's...

    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Sega
    • Retro
    • Sonic
  • Random Nobody Likes The Among Us Tan Crewmate

    :(

    The Among Us Twitter account is full of neat little insights into the popular betrayal game, and the latest is no exception: the team has been monitoring people's crewmate colour choices since the 15-player update, and now they have the results. In first place, to no one's surprise, is Red, the iconic spacebean, who reigns supreme as the avatar...

    • Among Us
    • Random
  • News Netflix Is Reportedly Working On A Live-Action Pokémon Series

    It's believed to be in "early development"

    According to a new "exclusive" from Variety, Netflix is working on a new live-action Pokémon series. It's apparently still in the stages of "early development" and while no details are currently available about the plot, Lucifer co-showrunner and executive producer, Joe Henderson, is expected to be the...

    • Rumour
    • Pokemon
    • Netflix
  • Random This Pokémon Baby Clothing Line Is Enough To Make Anyone Broody

    Tiny Pikashoes!

    Did you know that there's an official Pokémon baby brand? Probably not, because it looks like it's Japan-only, but it's very cute, and it's called monpoké. It was founded a few years ago — we got pretty excited when they registered the trademark, only to find out it was a clothing brand and not a new Pokémon game — and since...

    • Random
    • Pokémon
    • Merch
  • News NEO: The World Ends With You Soundtrack Now Up For Pre-Order, Here's A Quick Taste

    Hear six tracks for free

    Today, fans of the DS cult classic The World Ends With You are finally being treated to a brand new entry in the series – the aptly named NEO: The World Ends With You is available now on Nintendo Switch. As those who've played the original will know, one of the series' standout features is its energetic soundtrack –...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Music
  • News Samurai Warriors 5 Is Out Today On Switch, Here's The Launch Trailer

    More Musou mayhem

    The latest dose of the 1 vs. 1,000 tactical action gameplay only available in the Warriors series is now upon us, with Samurai Warriors 5 launching today on Switch and other platforms. To get you all hyped for its release, Koei Tecmo Europe and developer Omega Force have unleashed a new, shiny launch trailer for the game. You can...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Cutie Puzzle Game 'A Monster's Expedition' Is Coming To Switch With New DLC

    Log jam

    Everyone loves puzzles, especially when they're globally renowned, prize-winning puzzles — which is exactly what A Monster's Expedition is. Developed by puzzle wizards Draknek & Friends (Cosmic Express, A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build, Sokobond) and including music from Eli Rainsberry (Wilmot's Warehouse) and writing from Pip Wa

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
  • News Cuccchi Will Be A Unique "Gamified Archive" Of Enzo Cucchi's Art

    There's nothing else quite like it

    The Switch eShop has a number of artistically experimental games, and the upcoming Cuccchi certainly qualifies in that category. Developed by Fantastico Studio and Julian Palacios of the 'Eremo collective', it's an experience that'll form a unique perspective and 'gamified archive' of artist Enzo Cucchi's work...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Devilishly Tricky Puzzle Game 'Sokobond' Is Sliding Onto Switch This Autumn

    Chemistrial and error

    A long time ago, in 1982, a game called Sokoban was released for the NEC PC-8801. It was a simple puzzle game about pushing boxes in a warehouse in order to get them into certain locations; it ended up gripping the imagination of so many puzzle designers that it became its own genre of puzzles. 30 years later in 2012, two game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
  • News Sokobond Dev Set To Publish Voxel Puzzle Game 'Bonfire Peaks' On Switch

    We didn't start the fire (but we did contribute to it)

    Voxels! It's what's good for ya. They're basically 3D pixels, sort of; big chunky blocks like what Minecraft is made of, as well as Bonfire Peaks, a game about setting fire to your belongings. Wait, setting fire to your belongings? Yuuup. In Bonfire Peaks, you're climbing a mysterious island...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie

Monday26th Jul 2021

  • Guide Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour Times And Bonus Hour Times: This Week's Featured Pokémon And Mystery Bonus - 27th July

    Spotlight Hour Pokémon and Bonus Hour details, as we get them

    Since April 2020, Niantic has combined the Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour and Pokémon GO Mystery Bonus Hour into a single weekly event that takes place on Tuesday evenings. Separate Bonus Hours were tested briefly in March 2021, although we've had nothing since — see below for more...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon
  • Guide Pokémon GO Community Days 2021: August Community Day Featured Pokémon - Eevee

    How to get the most out of Pokémon GO’s monthly Community Day events

    Monthly Community Days are the main pillar of the Pokémon GO calendar: every month, for six hours on a Saturday or Sunday, a featured collectable monster is set loose in greater numbers than usual. With a selection of great perks – increased shiny rates, exclusive moves and...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon Go
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • Random An Eager 3DS StreetPass Fan Spent A Day In New York, Got Zero Hits

    To steal a witty Reddit post, it's 'StreetPast'

    Earlier this year we wholeheartedly jumped into nostalgia when sharing a video of all StreetPass puzzles, reminiscing on the days when you'd pop the marvellous 3DS into a pocket or bag and return home with some lovely hits. Yes, we miss those days. A lot of people do, as well, as this

    • StreetPass
    • 3DS
    • Random
  • News Streets Of Rage 4 DLC Finally Available To Buy On Switch Following 10-Day Delay

    Update: "Critical patch now live"

    Update #2 (Mon 26th Jul, 2021): Coming ten days after the Streets of Rage 4 DLC launched on other platforms, it's now finally available to purchase on everyone's favourite handheld hybrid console family. Dotemu's Executive Director Cyrille Imbert had this to say in a press release letting fans know the DLC blockage...

    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
    • Streets of Rage
  • Review NEO: The World Ends With You - A Striking Return To The Streets Of Shibuya

    The rhythm is calling you back

    For the past 13 years, fans of the Nintendo DS cult classic, The World Ends With You have been practically begging Square Enix to whip up a new entry in the world of the original. The vibes of that first venture are flavour-rich, boasting a bouncy and energetic soundtrack, a loveable cast of characters, and a combat...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • TWEWY
  • Review The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles - Two Detective Games That Do Almost Everything Wright

    Ryunosuke rises from the ashes

    The last time we saw Phoenix Wright and friends, the stars of the Ace Attorney franchise, they were in a made-up country called Khura'in. Spirit of Justice came out for 3DS in 2016, and was relatively divisive — a lot of critics ranked it highly, but others found issue with its "wishy-washy" mechanics and its heavy...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random This Wonderful LEGO Wii Build Brings Back Memories Of Simpler Times

    'I don't need to use the wrist strap'

    The year's 2007. After months of searching for stock up and down the country, your family has finally gotten their hands on Nintendo's new Wii console, complete with a copy of Wii Sports, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz. Remember this? Despite picking up these new...

    • Wii
    • LEGO
    • Random
  • News Pokémon Unite Survey Wants To Know Which Parts Of The Game Frustrate You

    Have your say

    Pokémon Unite is now available on Nintendo Switch – a mobile version is also on the way later this year – and the development team is looking for your feedback. If you've been playing the game over the past few days and have any thoughts on what you like or don't like about it, make sure to head on over to the survey page to have...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Is Already The Fifth Best Switch Game Of 2021

    The jury's in

    You might not really believe in the power of Metacritic — a review aggregation site — to represent the opinions of many, but for those of you who love the Ace Attorney series and want to see it succeed, this will be good news nonetheless. Here's the current top five Switch games on Metacritic for 2021, based on their average...

    • Ace Attorney
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Harmony Of A Hunter Returns Will Bring Us 5 Hours Of Metroid Music

    A huge fan collaboration to celebrate the series

    Nintendo's iconic franchises give us lots of fan creations, often in the form of extravagant artwork. For Metroid fans that enjoy the franchise music, the 'Harmony of a Hunter' albums (from a collective referred to as Shinesparkers) are among the highlights that pop up relatively frequently...

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    • Shinesparkers
    • Music
  • News UK Charts: Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Settles For Second After A 74% Drop In Weekly Sales

    Nintendo takes half of top ten

    UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 24th July, revealing that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD has fallen to second place in its second week on sale. The game managed to go straight in at number one last week, beating other newcomer F1 2021 to the top prize, but after a 74% drop in physical sales...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News No More Heroes 3 Footage Showcases Open World Segments

    Source videos do look better than some YT uploads

    No More Heroes 3 is now, finally, just a short time away. It launches on 27th August and those that have enjoyed the series across its two Wii entries and the Travis Strikes Again spin-off can finally gear up for an all-new title in the series. Publisher Marvelous has been maintaining a rather...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Kemco Summer Switch Sale Reduces Seven RPGs By Up To 50%

    Discounts live in Europe, NA and Australia

    It's that time of the month once again, folks, as Kemco launches another new sale on the Switch eShop. Slightly smaller in scale than past sales, this one doesn't include any games on 3DS. It does discount seven RPGs on Switch's digital store, however, and all of these are listed below. The sale's live on...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
  • News Raji: An Ancient Epic Enhanced Edition Coming As A Free Update To Switch

    Due later this year

    Raji: An Ancient Epic was a high profile Indie arrival on the Switch eShop last year, catching the eye with its ancient India setting and intriguing mythology. It's made its way onto various platforms since, and now it's been confirmed that an Enhanced Edition is arriving later this year; it'll be a free update for existing...

    • Switch eShop
    • Update
  • News Anticipated Sword-Fighting Platformer Fallen Knight Delayed On Switch

    But we do have a new trailer

    Back in April, PQube and FairPlay Studios announced that Fallen Knight would be launching on Switch this summer. It was originally planned to arrive in June, and the game has now been released on PS4, Xbox One and Steam, but the Switch version is still sadly missing in action. The game certainly caught the attention of...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Mortal Kombat 11 Passes Twelve Million Sales Worldwide

    A hefty hit

    The Mortal Kombat series has shown outstanding longevity, moving beyond controversies over gore in its earliest days to becoming a major part of the current-day gaming scene. Latest entry Mortal Kombat 11 and even its Ultimate Edition have graced the Switch in a pleasant reminder that, when pushed, Nintendo's hardware can deliver some...

    • Mortal Kombat
    • Sales
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Apple Slash Brings "God-Like" Combat To Switch This Week For Less Than $5

    Short but sweet?

    If you're in the market for something new but don't have the biggest budget to play with, it might be worth keeping an eye on Apple Slash. From Ratalaika Games and Agelvik, the game is an indie action-adventure launching on Switch later this week. "Apple Slash is a passion project I started in February 2019," the developer says...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Sunday25th Jul 2021

  • News Valve Responds To 'Switch Vs Steam Deck' Comparisons, Insists It's "Going After" A Different Audience

    "High-end" PC gamers are the target

    Following the reveal of the Switch OLED earlier this month, Valve announced its new handheld PC device, the Steam Deck. It's drawn plenty of comparisons to Nintendo's hybrid system due to its similarities in design (and has resul

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Valve
    • Steam
    • Steam Deck
    • Gabe Newell
  • Talking Point Every Pre-BOTW 3D Zelda Now Has A Remake, But Which Is Best?

    Featuring *two* polls!

    Like Disney remaking all of its old animated movies into live-action versions, Nintendo has slowly been remastering all of its old Zelda games to bring them to new audiences — and to remind old audiences why they loved the games so much. Unlike Disney's live-action movies, though, the Zelda remakes are fantastic, and now...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Zelda
    • Remakes
    • Polls
  • Rumour Nintendo To End Submissions For New Wii U And 3DS eShop Games

    "Effective from 1st April 2022"

    Nintendo could be preparing to wind down 3DS and Wii U eShop game releases, according to a new rumour. YouTube channel Impact Game Station has supposedly "received a message from someone" about Nintendo's European branch ceasing the acceptance of submissions for new eShop releases on the 3DS and Wii U by early next...

    • Rumour
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    • Wii U
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
  • Video The Complete Story Of The Metroid Series

    Get ready for the arrival of Metroid Dread

    As soon as Nintendo announced Metroid Dread - the fifth and final entry in the original Metroid story arc, we all had similar thoughts about revisiting the older entries in the series in some way or form. If you can't see yourself playing through these classic titles before the new one arrives this...

    • Video
    • Metroid
  • Mini Review The Procession To Calvary - An Absurdist Point-And-Click Quest That Will Split Your Sides

    Death to Heavenly Peter!

    The very first moment you lay eyes on The Procession To Calvary you'll probably be reminded of the iconic British comedy series Monty Python, thanks to the use of cut-up, pre-existing classical artwork. However, while this is a huge part of the game's visual appeal, its sense of humour is actually more unique than that, and...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News You Can Now Pre-Order Sonic Colors: Ultimate On The Switch eShop

    Update: File size also revealed

    Update [Sun 25th Jul, 2021 17:00 BST]: With pre-orders of the digital version of Sonic Colors: Ultimate going live, we've also found out the file size. Well, kind of. According to the Nintendo website, it'll take up 6.9GB of free space on your system. And on the US and UK eShop pages, it says 7.2GB of free space is...

    • Reminder
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    • Switch eShop
    • Sonic
    • Sega
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #88 - F-Zero: GP Legend

    Check with your GP

    Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, our series of retro box art polls where we all decide the best regional variants from two or more territories. It's been a while since we witnessed the last Box Art Brawl — an East vs. West duel between a pair of Metroid: Zero Missions, if we recall. Looking back we can see that it was a very even...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • F-Zero
    • Nintendo

Saturday24th Jul 2021

  • Rumour Persona 4 Arena Ultimax To Be Remastered For "Modern Platforms"

    Leaker says it's one of seven anniversary projects

    Last week, Atlus officially began the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Persona series by opening a special website. The page teases seven different projects which will be revealed between September 2021 and Autumn 2022. While at least one of these projects is expected to be Persona 6, there's...

    • Rumour
    • Persona
    • Atlus
  • News Nintendo Gigaleak Reveals Scrapped DS Projects, Including A New Pokémon Pinball Game

    And much more...

    As you've likely seen this week, the Nintendo 'Gigaleak' dating back to last year has resurfaced. The second round of leaks over the past few days have revealed early Wii Remote concepts, confirmed

    • Nintendo DS
    • Pokemon
    • Leaks
  • Soapbox Parallel Play Is The New Couch Co-Op, And Minecraft Is Perfect For It

    My couch isn't that nice anyway

    I haven't seen some of my friends in months. Others, I haven't seen in years. It's partly the pandemic, and partly because I moved country four years ago, and also partly because I have a flawed grasp of object permanence, so if I can't see someone's face on a regular basis, I might forget that they exist. But with...

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  • Random Machamp Glitch Gives Pokémon Unite Some Much-Needed Exposure

    It's butt naked

    The new free-to-play game Pokémon Unite was released on the Nintendo Switch earlier this week. It's had a relatively smooth launch but it seems there are still some glitches that need to be fixed. One, in particular, that's gone viral on Twitter - with over 25k 'Likes' at the time of writing, is an image of a butt naked Machamp:...

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  • Mini Review Arcade Archives VENDETTA - Konami's Finest Belt-Scrolling Brawler? You'd Better Believe It

    Cleaning up the streets

    Back when belt-scrolling brawlers were the arcade genre of choice for millions of players worldwide, Capcom's output was considered by many to be the gold standard. Titles like Final Fight and Alien Vs. Predator pulled in an astonishing amount of revenue during this period, but the company didn't have the genre all to itself;...

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  • News Minecraft Dungeons: Echoing Void DLC Arrives Next Week

    Update: Here's a first look

    Update [Sat 24th Jul, 2021 19:05 BST]: A developer diary of the upcoming 'Echoing Void' DLC for Minecraft Dungeons has now been released. This next content update will mark the end of the Arch-Illager narrative and will also be released alongside an additional free update on the same date (28th July). Original article...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (July 24th)

    What are your weekend gaming plans?

    We're all another seven days older and in the past week we've seen (among other things) a bunch of leaked early designs for the Wiimote, possibly the rarest e-Reader card in existence sold for a five-figure sum, Nintendo announce th

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