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TodayThu, 23rd Sep 2021

  • News Pokémon Unite Has Been Updated, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Has your main been nerfed?

    Although Pokémon Unite is arguably a lot more accessible than your average MOBA, that doesn't make it any less complicated when it comes to fine-tuning the game's balance. Like all games under this banner, Unite has been receiving balance adjustments in every update to ensure the competition remains fair at all times. In...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Mobile
  • News Atelier Series Teases Six Exciting Projects For Its 25th Anniversary

    The first will be announced on October 2nd

    Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the RPG series Atelier next May, Koei Tecmo and Gust have launched a special website. The series first started out with Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg on the original PlayStation in May 1997. To celebrate 25 years, the website will reveal a total of six projects...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Koei Tecmo
  • Random Scalpers Are Now Attempting To Sell "Limited Edition" Pokémon Oreos For Outrageous Prices On eBay

    Would you pay $25k for a "used" Mew cookie?

    As predicted, the "limited-edition" Pokémon Oreos are now being listed on sites like eBay for some insane prices. Although they only were around $4 USD a box, they're now being listed by scalpers for absolutely ridiculous amounts. Although some listings are quite reasonable - asking for a few dollars...

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  • Random Nintendo Direct Announcement Sends Smash Bros. Final DLC Fighter Speculation Into Overdrive

    Master Chief, Waluigi, Fighters Pass 3...

    As you might have heard, a new Nintendo Direct broadcast will be taking place tomorrow. The presentation will run for "roughly" 40 minutes and is expected to focus "mainly" on Nintendo Switch games launching this winter. While we've heard all sorts of rumours from Game Boy coming to Nintendo Switch Online...

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  • News Sonic's 30th Anniversary Symphony Album Is Now Available On Major Digital Services

    Featuring songs from the past three decades

    There have been all sorts of video game anniversary celebrations this year, but one of the highlights of the lot would have to be Sonic the Hedgehog's 30th anniversary. Earlier this year Sega held a special Livestream announcing new games and the return of some old ones, and following this was a very...

    • Sonic
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Sega
    • Music

YesterdayWed, 22nd Sep 2021

  • News Next Nintendo Direct To Air Tomorrow, 23rd September 2021

    What do you hope to see?

    Nintendo has announced that its latest Nintendo Direct presentation will air tomorrow, Thursday 23rd September. The show will be roughly 40 minutes long and will feature "information focused mainly on Nintendo Switch games launching this winter." It kicks off at 3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm BST / midnight (24th September) CEST...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
  • Rumour It Looks Like Nintendo Will Soon Unveil A New Controller For Switch

    Update: Confidentiality date tweak suggests imminent reveal

    Update: It appears that the mysterious new controller could be revealed much sooner than we first thought. On the original FCC application, a note read that all confidential material had an expiry date of 16th March 2022 (more details on that can be found in our original article below)...

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  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda

    Update: Bag a free microfibre cloth with My Nintendo Store UK pre-orders

    Update (22nd Sep 2021): Pre-orders from My Nintendo Store UK will now come with a free microfibre cloth bonus gift (above) while stocks last. If you've previously pre-ordered the Zelda: Game & Watch from My Nintendo Store UK, your order will automatically by upgraded!...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Pokémon Trading Card Game Online "Sunset FAQ" Explains Shut Down Process

    Existing players will be required to transfer their data

    Earlier this week, The Pokémon Company revealed its new Pokémon Trading Card Game Live app for mobile and PC. Of course, it's raised a lot of questions about what's going on with the existing game, Pokémon TGC Online. TPC has now released an extensive FAQ about the older version's "sunset"...

    • Pokemon
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    • Mobile
  • Random PETA Wants Nintendo To Add A Gun-Toting Chicken To Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Will use "wits, wings, weapons, and vegan fuel to pummel opponents"

    Animal rights organisation PETA has a long history of targeting Nintendo, having previously used titles such as 1-2-Switch, Pokémon and even Super Mario 3D

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  • Gallery Here's Another Look At Nintendo's Switch OLED Model "In The Wild"

    Releasing in stores October 8th

    The release of Nintendo's Switch OLED model is now just over a few weeks away, and the excitement for this ever-so-slightly improved system with a better and bigger screen, wider stand, and new dock is starting to ramp up. Over in Japan, we've already seen some shots of Nintendo's new device in-store and now we've...

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  • Talking Point Remember When People Thought Switch Would Fail?

    Nintendo is DOOMED

    2016 is a long, long, loooong time ago now, but I'll try to take you back to October 20th, 2016, the day the Nintendo Switch was announced. The US Presidential Election was looming, Brexit was still a massive question mark, and Disney's Moana, Disney's Rogue One, Disney's Captain America: Civil War, and Disney's Finding Dory were...

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  • News Nintendo Reveals The Top 15 Most-Downloaded Switch Games In August 2021 (Europe)

    The eShop's biggest games

    Nintendo has shared an updated list of Europe's most-downloaded Switch eShop games, revealing which titles were the most popular during August 2021. Minecraft continues to sell incredibly well on the platform, moving up into first place this time around. It overtakes last month's number one The Legend of Zelda: Skyward...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Voice Actor Stephen Critchlow Passes Away, Aged 54

    Was also credited for his work on FFXIV and much more

    We've got some sad news today if you're a fan of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The voice of the character Bana, Stephen Critchlow, has passed away at the age of 54. Critchlow's colleagues at the production company, Big Finish, were the first to share this information. The British talent was credited...

    • Industry
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
  • News Metroid Dread: Here's A Closer Look At The Deadly Areas You'll Explore On Planet ZDR

    The latest Metroid Dread report is here

    Nintendo has dropped the latest edition of its Metroid Dread report, giving us a great look at the areas you'll be exploring when the game launches on Switch next month. As you may already know from all the footage shared so far, Metroid Dread takes Samus on a new adventure through Planet ZDR. This unexplored...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Metroid
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Wizard School RPG Ikenfell Is Getting A Physical Edition

    Wait 'til my father hears about this, Potter

    If you enjoyed Harry Potter, but wish that you could play something more LGBTQ+-friendly, then Ikenfell might scratch that particular itch: set in a world where magic-users must attend a school to harness and control their abilities, but where something powerful is on the loose, Ikenfell is all about how...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
    • Physical
  • News Metroid Dread's Samus And EMMI amiibo Delayed In UK And Europe

    Nintendo apologises and offers new date

    Nintendo has announced that the double pack of amiibo set to launch alongside Metroid Dread next month have unfortunately been delayed across the UK and Europe, and will no longer appear at retail on 8th October as planned. Instead, the amiibo will now launch on 5th November. In a statement shared to social...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Metroid
    • amiibo
    • Europe
  • Hands On We Created A GameCube Pad In Minecraft-Style Farm Sim 'Staxel'

    We tried, okay?

    Gather round, folks, for a tale of love, loss, and failure: For never was a story of more woe, than this of Kate and her, er, GameCube controller. Let's back up a little. 'Twas a Friday night after a long and tiring week, and my partner and I sat down for a game of Staxel, which is a sort of Minecraft-Animal Crossing-Harvest Moon...

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    • Hands On
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News F4F Unveils Its Stunning Skies Of Arcadia Aika Statue, Pre-Orders Are Now Open

    Estimated release Q1, 2022

    It's now been over 20 years since Sega's RPG Skies of Arcadia made its original debut on the Dreamcast. It was followed by the GameCube version 2002 and since then fans have been hoping for more. While today's news might not be directly game-related, it's at least something. Pre-orders for the Skies of Arcadia Aika First...

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  • News Pokémon Unite Producer Thanks Fans For Feedback And Details Latest Patch

    Update: Available now on mobile devices

    Update: Pokémon Unite is now available to download on mobile devices. As you might have already seen, the MOBA Pokémon Unite arrives on mobile devices today. Ahead of its release, the game's produ

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Tactical Roguelite 'Evertried' Brings Strategic Turn-Based Battles To Switch Next Month

    Can you make it to the top of the tower?

    DANGEN Entertainment has announced that Evertried, a tactical roguelite game headed to Nintendo Switch, will launch on the eShop on 21st October. Set in the afterlife, Evertried has you taking on the role of a fallen warrior who must ascend a mysterious tower. Each floor of the tower offers up a unique...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News These New Sega Charging Mats Let You Wirelessly Charge Your Phone In Style

    Seven designs available

    What's cooler than owning a phone capable of wireless charging? Using it with a wireless charging mat with Sonic's face on, that's what. Yes, a new collection of official Sega wireless charging mats have hit the market thanks to Numskull Designs, and they're available to pick up right now from Sega's store (visit here for...

    • Sega
    • Accessories
    • Europe
  • News Story-Driven Arcade Tennis Game 'Slice Of Life' Gets New Trailer And October Release Date

    A Switch exclusive!

    Remember Slice of Life, the Switch-exclusive arcade-style tennis game that was revealed back in March 2020? Well, we've finally been treated to a new update on its progress, and a release date is right around the corner. Originally planned to launch last summer, the game will now arrive on Nintendo's eShop on 8th October 2021...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Romantic Comedy Otome 'Cupid Parasite' Is Coming To Switch This Year

    Plus two special editions!

    Remember that movie Hitch, where Will Smith plays a terrible, egotistical matchmaker? Well, Cupid Parasite is a little bit like that, but also not really like that at all. You'll play as Lynette Mirror, a bridal advisor and matchmaker who is also secretly Cupid, the god of love. But she's about to meet her match (pun...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Red Wings: American Aces Is Flying Onto Switch 'Soon'

    Online, co-op and a campaign all included

    Last year brought us Red Wings: Aces of the Sky on Switch eShop, an arcade-styled flying game with a big emphasis on dogfights and action. Developer All in! Games has now confirmed a spin-off that's heading to Switch and PC 'soon' - Red Wings: American Aces. It's not just a shift in location and planes that...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News 2D Anime Fighter 'Phantom Breaker: Omnia' Gets An English Dub Trailer

    Coming to Switch in 2022

    Phantom Breaker: Omnia is headed to Switch and other platforms early next year, and Rocket Panda Games has given us our first taste of the game's English dub. If you need catching up on this one, Phantom Breaker: Omnia is a 2D anime fighting game boasting 20 characters to choose from. Players can also choose between three...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Ubisoft's Rabbids Invade The Palace Of Versailles In New Augmented Reality App

    It's free, but you'll need to visit to play

    Thanks to a new partnership with The Palace of Versailles, Ubisoft has announced an all-new Rabbid augmented reality game for mobile. Called 'Rabbids @ Versailles', this free app lets visitors of the palace take part in ten AR minigames which aim to give children "a fun-filled learning experience". These...

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    • Mobile
  • News Mario Kart Tour Launches Event To Celebrate Its 2nd Anniversary

    *Insert gripe about MK8's age here...

    Mario Kart Tour is now two years old, and is evidently still popular enough to keep on rolling with fortnightly events and content updates. Nintendo is rolling out plenty of goodies to celebrate the landmark with the 2nd Anniversary Tour, which is running now until 5th/6th October. As you can see in the trailer...

    • Nintendo Mobile
    • Mario Kart Tour
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Event Celebrates All Things Nature

    Celebi, Venusaur, and Whispy Woods star

    Do images get any cuter than this? Nintendo has unveiled its plans for the next Spirit Board event in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and this one's all about nature. That's right, starting on Friday 24th September, this latest three-day event will see numerous characters "related to nature" appearing on the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Guide Pokémon Unite: How To Share Save Data Between Nintendo Switch And Mobile Devices

    Carry on where you left off in Pokémon Unite for Switch and mobile

    Pokémon Unite is available to download on both Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, and the free-to-play MOBA features cross-progression across platforms. This means that you can pick up where you left off in either version of the game. It's a simple process and in this guide we'll...

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    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Unite
    • Mobile
  • News Frank And Drake Is An Intriguing 'Dual Narrative' Inspired By Frankenstein And Dracula

    From the team that brought us STAY

    While download stores are full of certain game 'types' all vying for the same audience, there are also Indie studios producing experiences that are rather unique. Frank and Drake, from Spanish studio Appnormals Team, may be one to watch when it arrives on Switch in Spring 2022. Appnormals Team previously developed...

    • Switch eShop
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Tuesday21st Sep 2021

  • Guide Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour Times And Bonus Hour Times: This Week's Featured Pokémon And Mystery Bonus - 21st September

    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...

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  • Guide Pokémon GO Community Days 2021: October Community Day Featured Pokémon - Duskull

    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...

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    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News Nintendo 'Blockbuster' Sale Discounts Hundreds Of Switch Games (Europe)

    More than 300 games included

    Nintendo of Europe has annoucned a mighty Blockbuster Sale for Nintendo Switch, which will discount lots of popular games by as much as 75%. "Hundreds" of games are set to be included when the sale goes live on the eShop on Thursday, 23rd September. It'll kick off at 3pm CEST on that day and will run until Sundar 3rd...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Europe
  • News Atlus Reveals New Details About Persona's 25th Anniversary Celebrations

    Anime, concerts and more to come!

    The Persona series is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, and as you might recall, Atlus has teased seven projects. The first reveal is tied to Persona anime and music. Anniversary ambassador Morgana revealed in the first "Persona 25th Times" broadcast that all of the past Persona anime would be made...

    • Persona
    • Atlus
    • Japan
    • Anime
    • Music
  • News 'Disney Classic Games Collection' Adds Aladdin SNES And "All Versions" Of The Jungle Book

    Expected to arrive this November

    Back in August, an ESRB rating revealed the 2019 Switch release Disney Classic Games: Aladdin And The Lion King would be repackaged with The Jungle Book. An update on this new collection - simply titled 'Disney Classic Games Collection

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Disney
  • Guide Pokémon GO Fashion Week - How To Battle Fashion Challengers, Timed Research Quest Tasks, Rewards Explained

    You think fashion's your friend - my friend, fashion is danger

    It's Fashion Week in Pokémon GO and Fashion Challengers have sprung up in the game ready to battle. But what are Fashion Challengers? Where are Fashion Challengers? How many things will this guide feature the words 'fashion' and 'challengers'? This Pokemon GO Fashion Week guide will...

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    • Pokemon Go
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
  • News 'WATA Certified' Copy Of Sonic The Hedgehog Sells For Record Price

    Sonic's co-creator thinks it might be a "scam"

    A copy of the original Sonic the Hedgehog game for Sega Genesis has been sold for a record-breaking sale price of $430,500 USD. This isn't just a new record for this Sonic game, either - it also makes it an "all-time" record sale for any Genesis title. This graded game has been 'WATA Certified'. As you...

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  • Random IGN's 'Best Video Game Of All Time' Tournament Is Getting WILD

    You younguns need to play more NES games

    Is Chrono Trigger better than Burnout 3? According to IGN's audience, it is not. Also, Skyrim is better than Ocarina of Time, Breath of the Wild is better than Resident Evil 4 and Super Mario Bros. 3

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    • Nintendo
  • Feature Should I Play Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Now?

    All the DLC and major patches are now out

    Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town was a bit of a mess at launch. Unlike its predecessor, the remake of Friends of Mineral Town for Switch, PoOT was just a bit lacklustre, with an empty world, zombie-like NPCs, and a crafting system so slow that you'd save time pressing coal into diamonds yourself with...

    • Features
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    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Updates
  • News Alan Wake Remastered Has Been Rated For Nintendo Switch

    Classification spotted in Brazil

    It looks like Remedy Entertainment - the creator of Control - might be bringing its action-adventure game, Alan Wake Remastered, across to the Nintendo Switch. A new listing on the Brazil Advisory Rating Board suggests the title is en route to Nintendo's hybrid platform in some way or form. Being the "remastered"...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Dragon Quest XII Is Being Co-Developed By Square Enix, HexaDrive And Orca

    HexaDrive has worked on Wind Waker HD in the past

    While Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate doesn't have any confirmed platforms as yet, we do know who'll be doing the heavy lifting on the Unreal Engine 5-based JRPG. Japanese studio HexaDrive is involved (thanks, Push Square), and is a company with which Square Enix fans should be familiar – it...

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  • News More Cotton Games Are Coming, Including The Extremely Rare Panorama Cotton

    Along with Cotton 100% and Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute

    Earlier this year we had a Western release of Cotton Reboot!, which took a well regarded but niche arcade shoot 'em up title - or more accurately the best port of the arcade - and introduced it to a wider audience. It's pretty darn good, too. Strictly Limited Games and ININ Games are...

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    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random This Tiny Game Boy Is Probably The World's Smallest Game Console

    The Thumby is about as niche as it gets

    New mods and takes on classic hardware are a fun part of the gaming scene, as those with nostalgia for the good old days mess around with old systems to make them better or - sometimes - just sillier. A little while ago we shared the creation of a wide Game Boy Advance by YouTube channel / website The Retro...

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  • News Pokémon Unite Launches On Mobile Tomorrow Alongside A New Balance Patch

    Supporting cross-platform play with Switch

    As had been previously promised, Pokémon Unite is set to launch on mobile devices tomorrow with cross-platform play supported. A brand new trailer has been released to celebrate the occasion, also showing off some new Holowear for Gengar and Garchomp, which you can check out up above. If you're keen on...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Lil Gator Game Is An Adorable Adventure Waddling Onto Switch

    Playtonic Friends unveils its latest signing

    Playtonic Friends - the publishing arm of the rather popular Yooka-Laylee team - is making early waves as it supports and releases smaller Indie games. It's now confirmed its next partnership, teaming up with development newcomers MegaWobble to bring Lil Gator Game to Switch and PC in early 2022. As you...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Rainbow Billy: The Curse Of The Leviathan Brings Wholesome RPG Vibes To Switch Soon

    A family-friendly adventure RPG

    Skybound Games and Manavoid Entertainment have announced that Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan, a family-friendly RPG, will be launching on Switch "soon". The game will be released on other platforms next month, and while Switch owners will have to be a little more patient, it looks like it could well be...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Antonball Deluxe Is What Would Happen If Breakout And Mario Bros. Had A Baby

    Update: Launches September 28th!

    Update: Antonball Deluxe now has a release date. The game will launch on September 28th, 2021, with Proponent Games handling the publishing duties. You can view the Nintendo Switch launch trailer above. Original Story [Thu 17th Sep, 2020 22:20 BST]: Summitsphere's Antonball Deluxe – which was spawned from a game...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Life Indie Spotlight
  • News Dragon Ball Card Warriors Is Heading To Switch Soon

    Randomly announced in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot launch trailer

    Time sure flies, and the release of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set has rather crept up - it lands on Switch this week on 24th September. It's all

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokémon GO Will Receive A Fix For Players Unable To Evolve Inkay

    "Thank you for your patience"

    Earlier this month, Inkay and its evolution Malamar were introduced into Pokémon GO for the first time and in a nice touch, the Pokémon's quirky evolution method seen in the mainline games has been carried over, too. Unfortunately, though, the evolution is impossible to pull off for some players, causing Niantic to...

    • Pokemon GO
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
  • News Klonoa "Encore" Trademarks Surface Online In Japan

    Is Bandai Namco working on remasters?

    Back in September 2019, word spread about the possibility of the classic Namco character Klonoa returning, after Bandai Namco filed some trademarks in Japan. Fast forward to September 2021, and the Japanese company has now gone and filed some new trademarks for "Waffuu Encore" and "1&2 Encore" in the sa

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    • Namco
    • Klonoa
    • Japan
  • Review RiMS Racing - A Poor Switch Port Makes For An Uneasy Rider

    Brake drag

    In order to very quickly condense exactly what kind of motorcycle sim RiMS Racing is, consider this: There are over 500 fully licenced vehicle parts in this game and just eight actual bikes. This isn't a sleight on Raceward Studio's game, far from it, the eight bikes here are very obviously authentically detailed and lovingly crafted,...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News UK Charts: Cruis'n Blast Just Sneaks Into Top 40, WarioWare Stays In Top Ten

    But Deathloop takes the spoils

    UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 18th September, revealing that four Nintendo titles made it into the top ten this week. Last week's number one WarioWare: Get It Together! has managed to hold firm in the top ten, falling down to eighth place in its second week on sale, while evergreen stars Mario...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Freedom Planet 2 Gets Updated Trailer, Hits Steam In Spring 2022

    Hopefully a Switch version is on the cards

    Freedom Planet made quite an impact back in 2014, then gracing the Wii U a year later and reminding us of the delights of 16-bit action platformers, particularly on the ol' SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis. It drew comparisons to Sonic games, especially as the project kicked off in part as a fan game, but also...

    • GalaxyTrail
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Swery's "Small-Town Detective Thriller" The Good Life Launches Next Month

    The same creator behind Deadly Premonition

    It's official - the upcoming "small-town detective thriller" The Good Life will arrive on Nintendo Switch and all other platforms next month on October 15th. The game, in case you missed it, is from Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro's company White Owls (along with Grounding Inc. and Playism). Swery is perhaps...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News 'Doom & Destiny Worlds' Brings Farting Giants To Switch This October

    They might be stinky giants

    Heartbeat Interactive's Doom & Destiny Worlds, an open-world, turn-based RPG that sees players build, farm and craft in up to four player local co-op, will release on Switch on 1st October. If that title seems familiar to you, you might be thinking of Doom & Destiny or Doom & Destiny Advanced, both previous...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Monday20th Sep 2021

  • Random Nintendo Shares Gorgeous Metroid Art That's Just Perfect For Your Phone Wallpaper

    Get 'em downloaded

    Metroid Dread is just weeks away from launching on Switch and everyone's getting a little too excited – okay, maybe not everyone, but we are so shush. It's probably pretty handy, then, that Nintendo's decided to drop a collection of gorgeous Metroid art for us to hoover up and use as we see fit. Yes, in a Twitter thread today,...

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    • Random
  • News Channel 4 Is Resurrecting GamesMaster, The UK's Most Popular Video Game TV Show

    Update: It's official, coming to E4 later this year

    Update #2: Channel 4 has finally confirmed reports that it is rebooting the classic UK video game-based TV show, GamesMaster (thanks, Eurogamer). The show will initially premiere on E4's YouTube later this year and will be followed by a televised run on E4, Channel 4's youth-focused channel. The...

    • Retro
    • UK
  • Talking Point The Switch Is Following Nintendo's Successful Portable Playbook

    Slowed down, but familiar

    With the Nintendo Switch OLED model now just a couple of short weeks away, we're heading into the system's fifth Holiday season with three distinct 'tiers' in its hardware family. We've written previously about how each Switch iteration offers something different, in terms of features and price points, and how that stacks...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch OLED
  • Random Apple's iPhone 13 Pro Max Has A Larger Battery Capacity Than The Nintendo Switch

    Power in your pocket

    Apple has just announced its shiny new fondle-slabs for 2021, and amid the raft of yearly oh-so-slight improvements, larger battery capacity is one of the big enhancements across the entire iPhone 13 range. On average, the battery size has jumped 13 percent compared to last year's models, which means we're getting closer to the...

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    • Apple
    • iPhone
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Here's Our First Look At Pokémon Trading Card Game Live, Coming "Soon"

    "Are you ready for a fresh challenge?"

    The Pokémon Company has shared a quick teaser video for Pokémon Trading Card Game Live, a new app set to launch "soon". Seemingly serving as a new take on Pokémon TGC Online, this new app will let players enjoy matches anywhere, anytime on mobile and desktop. The trailer shows off some of the customisation...

    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News THQ Nordic Celebrates Its Anniversary With A Bunch Of Switch eShop Discounts

    SpongeBob, Darksiders, Destroy All Humans and more

    Last week THQ Nordic celebrated its 10th anniversary, culminating in a showcase event and the announcement of another SpongeBob game for Switch; it also unveiled a batch of eShop discounts for the NA and EU stores that are running up to 29th September. It's a decent mix of old and new titles, from...

    • Switch eShop
    • Deals
  • News Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Is The Next Free Trial For Nintendo Switch Online

    Free PoOT!

    Following on from DAEMON X MACHINA's free trial for Nintendo Switch Online members (which ended yesterday), Nintendo has announced that the next free trial will be Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town. From the 22nd September, subscribers to Nintendo's online service will have access to Story of Seasons: PoOT for free, and can then...

    • Story of Seasons
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Pre-Order Pokémon Legends: Arceus At Amazon UK To Get A SteelBook And Poké Ball Replica

    The best pre-order bonus yet?

    If you're wanting to get your hands on a Pokémon Legends: Arceus pre-order ahead of the game's upcoming release, you might want to consider this new bundle from Amazon UK. The retailer has updated its listing of the game to include a SteelBook case and a special Poké Ball replica based upon the ancient ball design...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
    • UK
  • Review Metallic Child - A Robot Smashing 'Roguelite' Anime Adventure

    Isometric action inspired by Mega Man

    The venerable hobby of “games” has borne witness to innumerable robotic sprogs. Metallic Child attempts to be a definitive answer to the likes of Mega Man, Astro Boy and - most formidably of all - Mighty No. 9. We jest, of course. Inafune's infamous crowdfunded project (resulting in an incredibly mediocre...

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  • News Legendary Street Fighter II Artist Mick McGinty Has Passed Away

    Also worked on Streets of Rage and Shining Force artwork

    Mick McGinty, the man behind the iconic SNES Street Fighter II cover artwork, has died. McGinty was an immensely talented artist, as is evidenced by the impressive collection of work on his personal site, but for gamers of the '90s, his output will be almost synonymous with video game covers...

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  • News Fortnite's Latest Collaboration Is With Fancy Fashion House Balenciaga

    Buy the real baseball cap for just £295

    Epic, that plucky underdog that courageously fights corporations with even more billions of dollars in the bank, has confirmed another big-name collaboration for Fortnite. This time it isn't another notable game brand, or a Hollywood star, but rather a high fashion brand. Rolling out at 5pm Pacific / 8pm...

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    • Balenciaga
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  • Random These Mario And Luigi Cosplays Are So Good, Even Mario Himself Is Impressed

    You'll want the sound on for this

    They certainly look the part, but wait until you hear them... If you've ever been to a gaming expo or Comic Con-style event, you'll probably have noticed that Nintendo fans really bring it when it comes to cosplay. We've seen some great efforts over the years, and joining that list today are these fans who brought...

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  • News Death's Gambit Brings Its Hardcore RPG Action To Switch In Expanded 'Afterlife' Edition

    The Souls-like gets new weapons, bosses and more

    Launching next week on Switch is Death's Gambit: Afterlife, an expanded version of the original 2018 release that'll bring new content to Nintendo's platform. The game has you playing as Death's right hand as you explore the unforgiving surroundings of Siradon. You'll need to use a variety of weapons...

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    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Super Arcade Football Launches On Switch Today, And It's Currently Half Price

    Arcade footie for a fiver

    Nintendo Switch is being treated to a new arcade football game today, complete with a launch discount that makes the deal even sweeter. Super Arcade Football, developed by OutOfTheBit, lets up to four players enjoy a couch co-op kickabout. You can take on the computer in a single-player mode, too, and match modifiers let...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • News LOVE 3 Brings Reductive Retro Platforming To Switch

    Custom spawns this December

    Screenwave Media Games and Mokuzai Studios have announced that the third entry in the challenging retro platformer LOVE franchise will launch on Switch on December 7th. The cunningly titled LOVE 3 will include every level from LOVE, LOVE 2: kuso, and a remastered version of the original game, just in case you've missed...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Sunday19th Sep 2021

  • Random This Nintendo Switch UI Redesign Makes The Home Menu And eShop Look Like Apple's iOS

    Folders, transparent menus, curved edges and more

    Update [Sun 19th Sep, 2021 11:00 BST]: The same Reddit user 'porcorousseauu' has now taken feedback on board and revised their Switch UI redesigns. Here are the results: Original story [Tue 7th Sep, 2021 01:30 BST]: Since the arrival of the Switch, users have been calling for Nintendo to enhance...

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  • Random Waluigi "Invites Himself" To Super Smash Bros. In This Emotional Fan-Made Trailer

    A real tear-jerker

    Believe it or not, but there's now just one slot left to fill in the second Fighters Pass for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The game's director Masahiro Sakurai has also reiterated how this really will be the last character to join the battle. While it's still unclear who exactly the final fighter will be, there are obviously a lot...

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    • Mods
  • Random Luigi Has Been Found Inside The Dreamcast Prototype Of Sega GT

    L is real!

    Over the course of the '90s, Sega and Nintendo were obviously direct competitors - we've seen this documented in texts like the 'Console Wars' by Blake J. Harris. Despite this, it seems there was some rather incredibly weird stuff going on behind the scenes at one of these video game companies - so weird actually, that it was "borrowing"...

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    • Sega
    • Dreamcast
    • Retro
  • Review Kitaria Fables - A Delightfully Cute, Fantasy Life-Style RPG Adventure

    One for the grinders

    It's been seven years since Level-5's toylike RPG masterpiece Fantasy Life came to the 3DS in the West, and like addicts seeking our next hit we've been searching for something that replicates that feeling ever since. Between games like Ni No Kuni (also Level-5) and cutesy Rune Factory-likes such as Littlewood, we've come...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Feature How Accessible Are Zelda, Pokémon And Animal Crossing For Blind Gamers?

    Top Nintendo Switch games evaluated for players with vision loss

    When it comes to accessibility options in video games, some companies have been quicker than others to acknowledge the need and introduce basic features into their games. While progress has been made over the past few years, there's still much room for improvement and even the most...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessibility
    • Zelda
    • Super Mario
  • News Nintendo's Global Marketing Campaign For Metroid Dread Continues

    This billboard was spotted in Mexico!

    The release of Metroid Dread is fast approaching and it seems it's not just Japan that's getting behind MercurySteam's upcoming Nintendo Switch release. Over in Mexico - a large billboard has been spotted, and it's got some fans of the famous intergalactic bounty hunter in a state of disbelief. Again, this is...

    • Metroid
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
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    • North America
  • News Baldo Gets A Second Switch Hotfix, Resolves All "Known" Bugs And Glitches

    But players still seem to be encountering issues

    Baldo: The Guardian Owls got off to a rough start when it arrived on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms. We ended up delaying our review and waiting until a hotfix was released. Unfortunately, even after the first patch - we still encountered quite a lot of problems. The Italian...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Guide Kitaria Fables - How To Make Money, Find Materials, And Complete Quests

    Plus tips & tricks for beginners to late-game players

    Kitaria Fables is here, and we loved it — but it can be quite tricky to learn the ropes, especially when every upgrade costs tons of cash, and your pockets are perpetually empty. Or, perhaps, you've got all the money you need, but no idea where to find some of the required materials. We can...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch

Saturday18th Sep 2021

  • Hardware Review Can You Really "Make Your Own Switch Pro" With This $100 Dongle?

    We go hands-on with the Marseille mClassic

    The debate about the existence of a 'Switch Pro' rages on, with reports suggesting it would be announced this year seemingly being disproven by the arrival of the more modest Switch OLED Model. However, the promise of 4K gaming has clearly struck a chord with the general public, and in an effort to fill the

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  • News Nintendo's Switch OLED Model Makes Its First Public Appearance In Japan

    Launching worldwide October 8th

    We're just over halfway through September and that means we're getting closer to the Switch OLED's release on October 8th. We've seen trailers from Nintendo, read "hands-on" first impressions from the media about it and now we've got a first look at the device in the wild. As highlighted by our friends at VGC, the...

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    • Switch OLED
    • Japan
  • News Undertale's 6th Anniversary Broadcast Locks In A Release Date For Deltarune Chapter 2

    Update: Out now (and free) on PC, but Switch owners will have to wait

    Update [Sat 18th Sep, 2021 02:00 BST]: Deltarune Chapter 2 is now available on PC. It seems Nintendo Switch owners will have to wait a little bit longer. On the plus side, creator Toby Fox has confirmed the second chapter has been released for free: Original article [Thu 16th...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Toby Fox
  • Feature 30 Years Of Sonic The Hedgehog - The Many Faces Of Mario's Biggest Rival

    The personal recap of the fastest thing alive

    Over the last three decades, many types of Sonic fan have emerged and evolved. The type of fan you are often depends on where you jumped aboard the platforming franchise. You've got your 2D purists, your handheld advocates, your 3D defenders, your Werehog worriers, your people who say the 8-bit games...

    • Features
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    • Sega
    • Poll
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (September 18th)

    Got gaming plans?

    Another busy week in the world of Nintendo has flown by. We've seen the return of a famed arcade racing series, a price 'adjustment' for Switch in Europe, the 20th anniversary of a treasured console, and a surprise Switch firmware update that included a much-requested feature:

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Pre-Order Mario Party Superstars From My Nintendo And Get Some Free Goodies (UK)

    Existing orders will be upgraded

    Metroid Dread isn't the only first-party Nintendo title arriving in the month of October. At the very end of it is the launch of Mario Party Superstars - first announced in June this year during Nintendo's E3 Direct. If you are planning on adding a physical copy of the game to your Switch library and happen to be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Mario
    • My Nintendo
  • News Sonic And Balan Wonderworld Creator Yuji Naka Is Now Making Smartphone Games

    Retirement can wait

    One of the most underwhelming releases in 2021 has been Balan Wonderworld - by Sonic the Hedgehog creator, Yuji Naka. This title reportedly had the potential to trigger epileptic seizures, was accused of featuring a

    • Yuji Naka
    • Industry
  • Review Active Life Outdoor Challenge / Family Trainer - Fit Enough For Purpose

    Wii think we've seen this before

    There used to be a time during the Wii era where you couldn't move for fitness games. The enormous success of Wii Fit led to a steady stream of imitators, from well-known established publishers all the way down to the shovelware merchants looking to cash in on the latest fad. One of the more unique offerings was...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Mario Kart Tour Teases New Event Ahead Of Its 2nd Year Anniversary Next Week

    Start your engines

    The Sydney tour has almost come to an end in Mario Kart Tour, and next up is a very special event to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the mobile racer. Yes, that's right - MKT is almost two years old and Nintendo is planning on an eight-city race. Here's the promo artwork, which shows off previous character unlocks and some...

    • Mario Kart
    • Mario Kart Tour
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Mobile

Friday17th Sep 2021

  • Review Eastward - A Creative Zelda-Like Adventure With Absolutely Killer Art

    East? I thought you said Weast

    The line between an homage and a copycat can often be a blurry one, and it feels like all too often that new games borrowing ideas from old games fall on the wrong side of it. Instead of offering creative new takes on favored concepts, these games are more content to prod you with a sharp elbow as they say...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News There's A Hidden Secret Inside The LEGO Super Mario Question Block Set

    And a lovely Easter Egg, too

    It's weird to give a spoiler warning for a LEGO set, but this article will obviously spoil elements of the secrets and surprises in the Question Block. If you want to go in fresh, stop reading already. Ever since the LEGO Super Mario Question Block set was announced, we've been wondering... what's up with that little...

    • LEGO
    • Merchandise
    • Super Mario
  • News Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Remake Pre-Orders Include Shiny Zacian/Zamazenta Bonus In South Korea

    Here's hoping for a worldwide release

    South Korean fans who pre-order the upcoming Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl games for Nintendo Switch will receive a shiny version of either Zacian or Zamazenta, it's been announced. As reported by Serebii, the shiny Pokémon will be distributed via a code given to any players who pre-order either...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Gallery Is The Panasonic Q The Most Goshdarn Beautiful Nintendo Console Of All Time?

    Shine get

    This week, the Nintendo GameCube turns 20. This eye-catching system may have struggled against the incredible might of the PlayStation 2, but few would argue that Sony's machine was more attractive on a purely physical level. The boxy GameCube, complete with its unusual travel handle, is a true design icon and its appealing aesthetics are...

    • Retro
    • GameCube
    • Hardware
    • Gallery
  • News The 'Castlevania Advance Collection' Has Been Rated For Switch In Taiwan

    Now make it official, Konami

    In June, it was discovered how a "Castlevania Advance Collection" had been rated by the Australian Classification Board. The publisher was listed as Konami and the author was 'M2' - best known in recent years for re-releasing various retro classics on the Switch. This followed with a PC version of the game being...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Castlevania
    • Konami
    • Taiwan
  • Random IKEA's Gaming Range Has The Essentials, Like A Mug Holder And Neck Pillow

    Batman-chic

    While the term 'gamer' is becoming increasingly vague, which is a positive sign that everyone from small children to retirees can love video games as a perfectly normal part of life, the conventional use of the phrase is still a segment of the market relentlessly targeted by companies. IKEA is another joining in, creating a range of...

    • Random
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  • News SUDA51 Would Love To Revive A Lesser-Known Nintendo Classic

    "I know deep down inside me it’s not okay for me to make a Zelda game"

    As you may have already seen, we've recently shared a video interview (and the full transcript if you prefer) with the one and only SUDA51, a hugely influential developer that recently brought us No More Heroes III on the Switch. We delve into the series, in terms of its...

    • SUDA51
    • Nintendo
  • Video SUDA51 On No More Heroes And The Future Of Travis Touchdown

    Grasshopper has bigger plans

    The recent launch of No More Heroes III completed the journey of series protagonist Travis Touchdown, capping off a trilogy of games (plus a spin-off) that began back on the Wii. Fans of iconic game director SUDA51 had waited a while for this one, and apparently thi

    • Video
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    • Interviews
    • No More Heroes
    • SUDA51
  • News SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake Heads To Switch Soon

    That's a whole lot of SpongeBob

    THQ Nordic has wrapped up its 10th Anniversary Showcase, and thankfully it included a Switch announcement among a number of PC and PS5 / Xbox Series titles. Unsurprisingly Nintendo's system will be getting SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, the latest game for the iconic IP that is 'coming soon'. As you'd...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Sega To Announce "New RPG" At This Year's Tokyo Game Show

    Update: It's a mobile game

    Update [Sat 18th Sep, 2021 17:45 BST]: Sega has now launched a website and released a teaser trailer for its "new RPG", which confirms it's a mobile game. More information including the title of this game will be revealed on 1st October during Sega's TGS2021 presentation. Original article [Fri 17th Sep, 2021 02:45 BST]:...

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    • Tokyo Game Show
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  • News Monster Hunter Rise Adds Mega Man's Rush In New Collab

    And you don't have long to wait

    Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter Rise is about to be treated to an exciting collaboration, teaming up with none other than Mega Man. From 24th September, you'll find that Mega Man's faithful robotic sidekick Rush arrives in-game as a Palamute layered armour set. As you can see from the trailer above, Rush...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
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  • News Japan's Getting A Stunning Zelda: Skyward Sword Soundtrack With An Adorable Music Box

    We need it

    For the 500th time this year, we're here to express our excruciating jealousy over the amazing things Nintendo fans in Japan get treated to. This time, it's a stunning Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword soundtrack collection. From Nippon Columbia, the new soundtrack will be available to Japanese fans in either a Regular or First Press...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Music
    • Merchandise
    • Japan
  • News Dead Cells 'Practice Makes Perfect' Update Makes The Game Easier, But Only If You Want That

    New Aspects feature adds "incredibly strong powers"

    Motion Twin and Evil Empire have released the 25th – yes, twenty-fifth – update for Dead Cells. Called 'Practice Makes Perfect', the update intends to make things a little easier for new players or those who want to have a gentler time exploring everything the game has to offer. One new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Watch THQ Nordic 10th Anniversary Showcase - Live!

    Geoff Keighley and 'legendary franchises' promised

    The season for showcases, and Geoff Keighley gracing our screens, never ends. This time around it's THQ Nordic's 10th Anniversary Showcase, in which the publisher promises "the return of legendary franchises and sequels to beloved games" with six new reveals. The show kicks off at noon PT / 3pm ET...

    • Live Chat
    • THQ Nordic
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  • News Tencent's New MOBA Pokémon Unite Has Surpassed 9 Million Downloads On Switch

    A gift will be sent out to trainers later this month

    The Pokémon Company has revealed the new MOBA Pokémon Unite has now exceeded 9 million downloads on Nintendo Switch. The free-to-download game is developed in partnership with TiMi Studios - a subsidiary of the Chinese video game giant Tencent. To celebrate this milestone, every player in the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Prince’s Edition Is Out Now On Switch, Here's The Launch Trailer

    DLC included

    It's been quite the wait for Switch fans – Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom first released on PS4 back in March 2018 – but the chance to see Level 5's acclaimed RPG on Nintendo's system has finally arrived. Technically released as the 'Prince's Edition' on Switch, the game tells the story of Evan Pettwhisker Tildrum, a kid who lost...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Microids Signs "Historic" Agreement With Taito To Produce Two New Games

    Will be based on the Japanese company's famous franchises

    French video game publisher and developer Microids has signed what it's calling a "historic" agreement with Taitos to produce two new games based on the Japanese company's famous franchises. Both games are "already in production" and are scheduled to launch sometime next year in 2022...

    • Industry
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    • Taito
  • News Poetic Adventure The Lightbringer Arrives Soon On Switch

    Demo out now on the eShop

    Back in the Spring we highlighted The Lightbringer, which has been developed by Rock Square Thunder and will be released by Zordix Publishing. It's an adventure puzzle-platformer that looks rather promising, and an interesting touch is that story narration comes from the protagonist's sister and is fully voiced in verse...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Jackbox Party Pack 8 Is Coming To Switch This Autumn

    Including a new take on Drawful

    The Jackbox Party Pack 8 is almost here, and what do you mean you didn't know there were already eight of them? The super-successful minigame collections have been a mainstay of game-savvy friend groups ever since Jackbox branched out from their "You Don't Know Jack" trivia games into a broader range of offerings,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Jaleco's Original Fairy Puzzle Game Soldam Joins The Arcade Archives

    Not to be confused with the updated version

    Following on from the release of Pop Flamer last week, Hamster's now made another Jaleco arcade classic available. This one is a puzzle game known as Soldam, which was originally released in 1992. If you feel like you might have already played this on the Nintendo Switch before, then you've likely played

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Arcade Archives
    • Hamster
  • News Retro Shooter ExZeus Has Been Polished Up For A September Switch Re-Release

    Go ahead, mech my day

    Ziggurat are on a roll with resurrecting games from decades ago — yesterday, we had the news that cult vampire classic Bloodrayne was getting "ReVamped" for the Switch, and today, Ziggurat have announced a September 30th release date for ExZeus: The Complete Collection on consoles and PC. ExZeus (AKA Counter Force) was an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Retro

Thursday16th Sep 2021

  • Rumour Insider Says N64 Is Coming To Switch Online, Believes It Will Introduce A "Higher-Priced" Subscription Tier

    Will Nintendo ask members to pay more?

    A few weeks ago, known insider 'NateDrake' revealed on his podcast how Game Boy and Game Boy Color games would supposedly be coming to Nintendo's Switch Online service in the near future. Eurogamer added to this - noting how "other retro platforms" are also likely to show up. While no syst

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    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo 64
    • N64
  • Review Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - A Sublime Port Of An Awesome Adventure

    Ding Dong Delightful

    Level-5's Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom originally released on PS4 back in March 2018 to pretty much unanimous critical praise, and playing it now in this latest Switch iteration, it's really not too hard to see why. This is a wonderfully well-crafted adventure that hits the ground running, nails pretty much every single...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Switch Firmware Update 13.0.0 Weirdly Speeds Up Some Game Boot Times

    So long, Switch click (sometimes, results are varied!)

    Nintendo's firmware update 13.0.0 had the headline feature of adding support for Bluetooth devices, which was overdue but nonetheless welcome. It did some other work too, however, such as an 'Update Dock' option for the OLED model equivalents, effectively ensuring support of the LAN port that'll...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
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  • News UK Retailer Currys Had A Metroid Dread Deal That Was Too Good To Be True

    Update: Yes, it's a pricing error

    Update: It seems that adding the game to your basket now reveals the actual price being charged for the upcoming game, £49.99. Sad faces all round. It remains to be seen if the orders of the people who managed to snag it for just £26.99 will be honoured. Original Story: If you're in the UK and you've thus far...

    • Deals
    • Metroid
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News New Kemco Sale Discounts Ten RPGs Across Switch And 3DS

    Get up to 50% off

    Are you ready for yet another eShop sale from Kemco? Because here we are with yet another eShop sale from Kemco. Yes, the publisher has returned with another chance to pick up a range of RPGs on Switch and 3DS at discounted rates, slashing their prices by as much as 50%. We've got all the deals for you below (the sale is active...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Sales
  • Back Page The Video Game Characters That Snuck Into The 2021 Met Gala

    Video games, but make it fashion

    On the Venn diagram of video games and fashion, the overlap is probably smaller than the number of people who actually owned a Virtual Boy, but that's alright. I'm here at the centre of the two circles, and if this article only entertains me, so be it! The Met Gala, which took place earlier this week, is a parade of...

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    • Back Page
    • Fashion
  • News Here's Our First Official Look At Puma's Animal Crossing: New Horizons Collection

    Shoes, shirts and more

    As you may well be aware, Puma is set to launch a brand new Animal Crossing: New Horizons collection later this week, and Nintendo's finally given us our first proper look at what will be included. The collection's set to drop on Saturday, 18th September, and every single item included is featured in the video above. There...

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    • Merchandise
  • News Charming RPG Eastward Is Out Today On Switch, Here's The Launch Trailer

    A new single-player treat?

    Today sees the launch of Switch's latest highly-anticipated RPG Eastward, and Nintendo's dropped a handy launch trailer to give us one more look at what it's all about. A charming-looking single-player RPG, Eastward has you following protagonists John and Sam in an "emotional journey across a world falling to ruin." As...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Bloodrayne 1 And 2 Are Getting "ReVamped" On Switch

    Bloody hell

    This Autumn, the Nintendo Switch will be getting remastered — sorry, ahem, ReVamped versions of third-person horror action games, Bloodrayne 1 and 2. As Rayne, a half-vampire ass-kicker and Nazi-slayer, you'll get to face supernatural threats and use your vampiric powers to save the day. The ReVamp will add a ton of new features,...

    • Bloodrayne
    • Remakes
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Digital Art Software Colors Live Gets A Physical Release On Switch

    Update: It's out now!

    Update: The physical edition of Colors Live, sequel to the beloved 3DS digital art hit Colors! 3D, is now available at select retailers. You can get your hands on it from stores like Amazon, Best Buy

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Soapbox 4 Years On And Switch Finally Got Bluetooth Audio, So Voice Chat Next?

    Go on Nintendo, party like it's 2009

    I can hear the pitchforks sharpening so let me just say it right away — I really like Nintendo. I spend the majority of my day focused on its hardware, games and related fun times. So I tease the company with affection, but good grief it deserves a little bit of gentle mocking from time to time. And so this...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • Japanese Charts WarioWare: Get It Together! Misses Out On A Debut Number One

    But it leads the way for Nintendo

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 12th September, revealing that WarioWare: Get It Together! achieved a second-place finish in its opening week at retail. The game sold an estimated 72,277 copies in its debut week, leading the way for Switch but being outperformed by Tales of Arise...

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    • Wario
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Out Now Metal Slug 1st & 2nd Mission Get A Handy eShop Double Pack

    Neo Geo Pocket Color goodness

    We do like nice surprises, and the drop of Metal Slug 1st & 2nd Mission Double Pack on the Switch eShop has been a welcome arrival this week. Out now globally, this combines two Neo Geo Color titles in one, as you can see in the trailer above. If you search Metal Slug on the eShop you get a whole lot of results,...

    • Out Now
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  • News Halloween's Coming Early With All This Festive Pokémon Merch

    It's SEPTEMBER

    Back in our day, patterned knits were reserved for Christmas and grandmas. These days, every holiday (at least, the ones not in summer) have their own jumpers, and that includes Halloween, a holiday that's literally supposed to be about wearing non-normal clothes. However, if it's spooky couture you're looking for, then you'll be...

    • Pokemon
    • Merchandise
    • Halloween
  • Nintendo Download 16th September (North America)

    Eastward! Ni no Kuni II! Lost in Random!

    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: Eastward (Chucklefish, 16th Sep,...

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  • News Nickelodeon's New Brawler Might Get Character Voiceovers In The Future

    Fighter DLC also confirmed

    Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl looks rather promising, but one thing a lot of fans have noted so far is that there are no character voiceovers in the game. You can hear the sounds of punches and kicks in battle, and even an announcer, but you won't hear SpongeBob's voice or the trademark lines of other Nickelodeon characters...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • DLC
  • Random Watch This Unboxing Of A Rare Transparent Green 2DS

    We're green with envy, but not transparent

    We've been begging, b e g g i n g Nintendo for transparent consoles pretty much since they stopped making them, and though they briefly listened to us in 2014, we only got red and blue 2DS models to tie in with the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire,

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  • Random Check Out This Game Boy Color And Nintendo DS Mash-Up

    Two-in-one

    We've seen plenty of cool retro mods over the years, but this latest effort from Game Boy Custom really stands out – mainly because it's fusing together a Game Boy Color with a Game Boy Advance and the internals of a Nintendo DS. Still with us? Good. The Aussie modder has sent a proof-of-concept prototype to our friends at Retro Dodo,...

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    • Game Boy
    • DS
    • Modding
  • News Arcade Platformer Steel Assault Will Come With A 'Retro Hard' Mode For People Who Like Pain

    Launching on Switch this month

    Tribute Games has confirmed that Steel Assault, a retro-style arcade platformer, will be blasting onto Switch at the end of the month. Developed by Zenovia Interactive, Steel Assault is described as "a fast-paced, action-packed, 2D platformer" which will have you punching and ziplining your way through a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Gorgeous Pikmin-Like Adventure 'The Wild At Heart' Gets November Switch Date

    Another charming adventure on the way

    It wasn't long ago that developer Moonlight Kids and publisher Humble Games confirmed that The Wild at Heart would be heading to Switch. An utterly charming exploration and adventure title with Pikmin-esque mechanics of throwing buddies, it's already out on PC and Xbox. Pleasingly it now has its final Swit

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News New Switch Update Allows Users To Share Longer Twitter Messages

    Come on, get tweeting

    Nintendo yesterday released the 13.0.0 update for Switch and it's one of the biggest firmware updates there's been in a while. It includes support for Bluetooth audio, a Switch OLED model dock update and there's even a new update available for the Joy-Con controllers. Many users are still sifting through this update to see...

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    • Updates
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  • News 'SGC - Short Games Collection' Offers Five Bite-Sized Games In One Package On Switch

    Looking for something unique?

    If you're in the market for something a little different to play on your Switch, you should probably take a good look at SGC - Short Games Collection #1. Technically offering up five games in one, this collection is made up of short, bite-sized gameplay experiences that are sure to be on the more distinctively...

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  • Nintendo Download 16th September (Europe)

    Ni no Kuni II! Cruis'n Blast! Eastward! SkateBIRD! TOEM!

    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 Releases: Colors Live (...

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  • News Dojoran Looks Like A Fun Retro-Style Platformer About A Master Ninja Frog

    Lands this week on Switch

    With an average of 40+ new games a week on the Switch eShop, simply working through the list to find potential good 'uns can be a lengthy undertaking. One that caught our attention in its launch trailer, though, is Dojoran - it arrives on 17th September priced at $4.99USD / 4,99€. It's the work of Brazilian developer...

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  • News Bloodshore Is An Upcoming FMV Game Blending Hunger Games And Twitch

    Don't give them ideas...

    Wales Interactive has established itself as the name in FMV games of the modern era, blending TV and film-style production with player choice and gameplay. On Switch it's released a number of titles including Maid of Sker and Five Dates, and has confirmed its next release - Bloodshore - for a November arrival on the eShop...

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