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  • News Don't Worry, Nintendo "Absolutely" Has Plans For Animal Crossing: New Horizons Going Forward

    NoA president provides an update

    Despite Animal Crossing: New Horizons' absence from Nintendo's E3 Direct this year, there's apparently no need to worry. Speaking to The Verge, Nintendo of America president, Doug Bowser, reassured fans the latest entry in the long-running life simulation series was still a big part of the company's future moving...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo
  • News Another Cloud Game Is On Its Way To Nintendo Switch This July

    You can't have one without the other

    Love 'em or hate 'em, cloud games on the Nintendo Switch have become a thing. So far there have been releases like Control Ultimate Edition and Hitman 3, and very soon another game will join them. It's the award-winning adventure title A Plague Tale: Innocence

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Cloud

YesterdayThu, 17th Jun 2021

  • Guide Potential Switch Port Round-Up - The Wii U Games That Haven't Come To Switch

    Want that one

    Update: And another one bites the dust: Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is heading to Switch! Back in 2020 we asked you in a poll which games you'd most like to see return from Nintendo's previous console generation for an encore on Switch. Since then, we've seen another handful of games from that selection make the generatio

    • Guides
    • Wii U
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide 30 Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games To Look Forward To In 2021

    Our most anticipated Switch games

    We've updated the list below with some new announcements and removed the 2021 Switch games that have come and gone already. Loads to look forward to! 2020 is but a dim and distant memory (at least, we wish it was!) and it's time to look to the future. We saw some fantastic games come to Switch last year —...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Get Ready For Cris Tales With Its Gorgeous Opening Cinematic

    It's close

    The Switch has plenty of extremely interesting games on the way, one of which is undoubtedly Cris Tales. A title that'll likely plenty of nods to classic JRPGs, it'll also have its own ideas and is pitched to make particular use of 'time-bending' mechanics. It looks like a very strong effort from developer Dreams Uncorporated, and now...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Metroid Games You Need To Play Before Metroid Dread

    Here's how to catch up on Samus' story

    After 19 years away, the Metroid series is finally returning to its roots with a brand new entry into its mainline 2D series. Metroid Dread will be the fifth game in the beloved franchise's core lineup when it launches on Switch this October, and if our chat with the game's producer is anything to go by, that...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Metroid
  • News Boomerang X Is Flying Onto Switch Very Soon

    It always comes back to the eShop

    The Switch eShop is a big target for lots of high quality and intriguing Indie games; while the store is packed and full of competition, Switch owners continue to show an appetite for fun and smart download games. Boomerang X may well qualify in that category, and it arrives on 8th July. Published by Devolver...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Japanese Charts Game Builder Garage Beats Final Fantasy VII And Ratchet & Clank To Number One

    Not a bad start, eh?

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 13th June, revealing that Game Builder Garage has gone straight in at number one in its debut week. The game – which was treated to a physical edition in both Japan and North America, don't forget – managed to sell an estimated 71,241 copies at retail to keep...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Mario Party Superstars Will Be The First Nintendo Game To Receive Brazilian Portuguese Localisation

    And fans are hoping for more

    Mario Party Superstars is set to receive Brazilian Portuguese localisation from launch when it releases this October, becoming the first of Nintendo's first-party titles to do so. Over the past few months, Nintendo has been increasingly improving its product availability and services across Brazil, with the Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Brazil
  • Nintendo Download 17th June (Europe)

    Bullseye! Super! Smashing! Great!

    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: The Sisters - Party of the Year...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Switch Error Code 2123-1502 - Users Still Waiting On Fix For Update 12.0.3 Issues

    A disturbing lack of stability

    Update: As several of you have written in to tell us, the issues relating to Switch firmware 12.0.3 have still not been resolved almost a week after the company restarted distribution of its latest update. We've contacted Nintendo for comment and will update this post as and when we know more. Original

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
    • Firmware
  • News New Nintendo Infographic Shows Every Game Featured During The E3 Direct

    Get circling your faves!

    It's that time once again, folks! With this week's Direct all done and dusted, Nintendo has shared its usual infographic featuring all the games that made an appearance during the show. As has become tradition, you can now go ahead and download the image below to circle or highlight all the games you're interested in buying...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Direct
  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda

    Another Link to the past

    Update: 17th June - Amazon UK pre-order page is now live. Update: 16th June - My Nintendo Store UK pre-order page is now live. Revealed as part of Nintendo's E3 2021 Direct presentation, the Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda handheld is a cute little device that let's you play three classic Ze

    • Guides
    • Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Nintendo Download 17th June (North America)

    Strange Brigade! Tokyo Olympics! Alex Kidd!

    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: ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Guide Where To Pre-Order The Limited Edition Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Con

    Can you resist these two blue hues?

    Update: 17th June - Walmart is now taking pre-orders! If you are anything like us, you are looking forward to The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD landing on the Nintendo Switch in July. This would be exciting enough on its own, but coupled with this launch are some delightful new Joy-Con which will make you...

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    • Gallery
    • Joy-Con
    • Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Pokémon Unite Launches Next Month On Switch, But Mobile Players Will Need To Wait

    Check out this new info and trailer

    The Pokémon Company has shared plenty of new details on Pokémon Unite, confirming that the game will launch on Nintendo Switch next month. Mobile players will have to wait a little longer – the game hits Switch first in July, followed by a mobile launch in September – but it'll be free-to-start on both...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Cyber Hook Swings Onto Nintendo Switch Very Soon

    Adds motion controls for a new experience

    It's not so long ago that so many games had 'Cyber' in the title that it was becoming a genre of its own, but the passing of time and some controversies for the source of that rush of cyberpunk has calmed it all down. Nevertheless, 'cyber' and 'punk' are still cool when used well in a game, and Cyber Hook is...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature "Samus' Adventure Will Continue" - Metroid Dread Producer On The Series' 2D Revival And Future

    Nintendo veteran Yoshio Sakamoto on Samus' return on Switch

    "Samus Aran and her cool warrior persona, the exploration element, and the various elements of surprise." According to series overseer Yoshio Sakamoto, these tenets are the consistent components of any game that carries the name 'Metroid'. As producer on the freshly announced Metroid...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Metroid Dread
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Metroid Dread Special Edition And Samus & EMMI amiibo

    Dread the scalpers

    Update (17th June): Amazon UK has opened up pre-orders for the Samus and E.M.M.I. amiibo bundle pack. Walmart now has pre-orders open for Metroid Dread: Special Edition also. Go go go! Update (16th June): Some UK pre-order pages are now live, and we've added Amazon Japan links for the special edition! To great excitement,...

    • Guides
    • Metroid
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Want More Cool Mini Game Systems? Say Hello To The Taito EGRET II Mini

    Update: 10 more games confirmed

    Update: The latest issue of Famitsu has confirmed 10 of the games that will appear on the upcoming Taito Egret II: Steel Worker Pirate Pete The Fairyland Story The Legend of Kage Halley's Comet Kikikaikai Scramble Formation Raimais

    • Retro
    • Taito
    • EGRET II
    • Arcade
  • News Hideki Kamiya Shares Irritation At Speculation Over Bayonetta 3

    Hits out at 'reckless remarks'

    Bayonetta 3 was certainly a notable absence from the Nintendo Direct at E3, even though there had been hints at its appearance (we'll come back to that later). Its ongoing absence and relative silence over its progress certainly has people talking; it was revealed in late 2017, and unless there's a surprise 'out now'...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bayonetta 3
  • News UK Retailer GAME Gives Away Euro 2020 Pokémon Cards, Scalpers Flip Them Instantly

    Should we be surprised?

    UK high street retailer GAME is celebrating Euro 2020 by giving away exclusive Pokémon England Futsal trading cards – and it should come as no great shock to learn that scalpers are already selling them for massive amounts online. The first of the exclusives, Eevee England Futsal Promo Card, and the second, Grookey...

    • Pokemon
    • UK
    • TCG
    • Sport
  • News Pokémon HOME Update Adds New Features And Special Bulbasaur, Squirtle Distribution

    Update: It's now live!

    Update: Good news, folks. The promised Pokémon HOME June update is now live and available to download on mobile (thanks, Serebii). The update takes the app to Version 1.4 and adds the Catch Calendar and an upgraded Pokédex feature which allows you to view Pokémon models. Two new Mystery Gifts are now also available, giving...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Updates
  • News LEGO Mario's Next Set Just Leaked On Amazon, And This One's A Biggie

    Spoilers within!

    The next major release in the LEGO Mario series has seemingly leaked online, giving us an early look at its content ahead of an official reveal. Now's your last chance to look away if you don't want to have the surprise ruined! A now-removed page on Amazon Australia has revealed the LEGO Super Mario Bowser’s Airship, a fairly...

    • Super Mario
    • LEGO
  • News Nintendo's Share Price Drops 6% Following E3 2021 Direct Broadcast And Switch Pro No-Show

    It's not all doom and gloom, though

    Despite a strong showing at E3 2021, Nintendo's share price has dipped 6% over the last five days. Nintendo's E3 2021 Direct broadcast gave us our first look at games such as Metroid Dread, Mario Party Superstars and W

    • Nintendo Switch
    • E3 2021
    • Industry
  • News Latest Kemco Sale Discounts Nine RPGs Across Switch And 3DS

    Sale live in NA, EU, and Australia

    As has become a monthly tradition at this point, Kemco is back with another publisher sale across Switch and 3DS. Nine RPGs have been discounted this time around and you can find info on all of them below. The sale's live on the North American, European and Australian eShops. Liege Dragon 20% off | Nintendo...

    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Sales
  • Video Here's How Mario Party Superstars On Switch Compares To The N64 Originals

    Superstars looks pretty super to us

    One of the surprise reveals at Nintendo's E3 Direct was Mario Party Superstars, a brand new (kind of) game in the series that thankfully hadn't leaked to the masses beforehand. The game is made up of five classic boards from the N64 era's Mario Party, Mario Party 2, and

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Video
  • News Zelda: BOTW Sequel Might Give Off Majora's Mask Vibes, But It Is "Its Own Game"

    What makes it so "unique" will be revealed in time...

    Since the reveal of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, it's drawn comparisons to cult hit N64 title, Majora's Mask. This entry, dating back to the year 2000, was pretty much unlike anything else before it - with much darker and scarier themes, and creepy music. It was sort of doom and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo
  • News Tetris 99 Charges Into Battle With A Brand New Miitopia Theme

    Unlock it this weekend!

    If you're in need of a break from Pac-Man 99 and Super Bomberman R Online, why not return to Tetris 99 this weekend? Nintendo's battle royale is hosting another themed event - this time allowing players to unlock a special Miitopia theme, in its latest Maximus Cup. It runs from 18th June until 21st June and requires players...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo's Direct "Dominated" E3 2021, Peaking At 3.1 Million Viewers

    The real winner

    When E3 is done, the discussion normally turns to who 'won' it. The general consensus this year seems to be Nintendo and Microsoft put on the best shows, but there are plenty of other takes on the annual event. According to E3's official voting panel - comprised of editors from IGN, GameSpot, PC Gamer, GamesRadar+, Game Bonfire and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • E3
    • E3 2021
  • Round Up The Switch Games Revealed During Nintendo Japan's E3 2021 Direct

    Trailers inside

    When it comes to Direct presentations, Nintendo has a habit of slightly changing the broadcast depending on the region. Japan normally gets some different announcements and at the company's E3 Direct, it was no different. While we've already covered at least one of these titles in a standalone post, we've now rounded up the rest of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • E3
    • E3 2021
  • Random SNES Hacker Working On Widescreen Support For Super Mario World

    Doing what Nintendon't

    As much as we appreciate Nintendo's efforts with the Switch Online SNES and NES service, these games are for most parts basic emulations of the original classics. While there are some enhancements, we're still stuck with a 4:3 screen display. If you've always dreamed of what older games like Super Mario World would look like...

    • Random
    • Super Mario
    • Super Nintendo
  • Random F-Zero Is Already Being Recreated In Game Builder Garage

    Will join Excitebike, EarthBound and more...

    Nobody was entirely sure about the potential of Game Builder Garage prior to its release, but now that it's in the hands of the Nintendo community, we're seeing all sorts of amazing creations. Some of the most popular ones so far have been recreations of Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario Kart, and now...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Game Builder Garage
    • F-Zero

Wednesday16th Jun 2021

  • Guide Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2: Everything We Know So Far

    We collect every shred of information on the upcoming Zelda sequel

    Polishing off the last few shrines and giving Calamity Ganon what-for in the final battle of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was a bittersweet act. After such a wonderful, rich journey it was time to bid farewell to Link, Zelda and the largest, most expansive iteration of...

    • Zelda
    • Guides
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide All amiibo List - Animal Crossing, Zelda, Smash Bros., Metroid, Mario And More

    Plan your next purchase here

    In case you didn't know already, amiibo are NFC-ready toys which offer connectivity features with games on the Wii U, 3DS and Switch, but also serve as highly-detailed and very desirable trinkets that look great on your shelf. While other toys-to-life ranges have fallen by the wayside over the years, the amiibo range...

    • Guides
    • amiibo
    • Features
  • News Nintendo's Digital Deals Sale Is Now Live, Up To 75% Off Hundreds Of Switch Games

    Europe and North America included

    Nintendo has kicked off a mighty Digital Deals sale on the Switch eShop across Europe and North America, discounting plenty of its own major releases in the process. The sales are slightly different across each region (Europe's boasting discounts of up to 75% off, while North America only has up to 50% off), so...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
  • Round Up Here's What Was Revealed In Nintendo Direct E3 2021

    Some absolute beauties

    The Nintendo Direct E3 was certainly full of big reveals, including some classic games remastered or emerging after years of delayed development. It also filled out the year of games on Switch, ensuring we'll have a lot to play in the coming months. The following list is everything major that was revealed in the Direct. We've...

    • Nintendo Direct
    • E3
    • E3 2021
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The E3 2021 Awards Winners Are In, But Nintendo Lost Out

    Here's who 'won' E3, we guess...

    As promised, the end of this year's E3 was celebrated with an official awards ceremony, with selected media partners being invited to vote on the event's most-anticipated games and the best overall presentation. Sadly for Nintendo, it didn't manage to take home the prize in either category. Editors from IGN,...

    • E3
    • E3 2021
  • News The Metroid Dread Special Edition Set Is Looking A Bit Tasty

    A closer look at the goodies within

    Metroid Dread looks to be the return to the series' 2D roots that fans have been waiting for for nigh on two decades. Metroid: Samus Returns on 3DS was excellent, but as a remake of Metroid II on Game Boy, it was a known quantity — this is an entirely new game, and we can't wait to get our hands on it. The game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Metroid Dread
  • Retro Remember The First Time Nintendo Did A Zelda Game & Watch?

    Jump back into 1989...

    Yesterday, Nintendo lifted the lid on the one and seemingly only attempt to mark the 35th birthday of its Zelda franchise: a Game & Watch system which includes the two NES outings, as well as Link's Awakening on the Gam

    • Retro
    • Game & Watch
    • Zelda
  • News Nintendo Doesn't Have Anything Else Planned For Zelda's 35th Right Now

    But what about those rumoured games?

    There have been rumours since earlier this year that Nintendo would release a few older Zelda games at some point this year to celebrate Link's 35th anniversary. While 2021 is not over yet, The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has seemingly shot down hopes of classic Zelda games returning this year at...

    • Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • News Metroid Dread amiibo Functionality Revealed

    Both figures can be used once per day

    Alongside the excellent news that Metroid Dread is blasting onto Nintendo Switch this October, yesterday's Nintendo Direct also revealed the existence of two brand new Metroid amiibo – a new Samus figure and the terrifying E.M.M.I. The presentation stopped short of telling us how these figures can be used...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Metroid
    • amiibo
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Reminder Team17's Switch Sale Ends Today, Up To 90% Off (North America)

    Yooka-Laylee, Overcooked, Worms, more!

    Update: As a quick reminder, Team17's current Switch eShop sale is about to come to an end. All deals listed below will end at 11:59pm Pacific time tonight. Original Article (Fri 28th May, 2021 17:00 BST): Looking for a new Switch bargain? Then you've come to the right place. Team17 is hosting a new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • North America
  • News "Important" Pokémon UNITE News Will Be Shared Tomorrow

    What will it be?

    The Pokémon Company has teased an "important" news update for Pokémon UNITE, the upcoming online battle game headed to Switch and mobile. The news will be shared tomorrow, 17th June. The announcement was made on social media today, although the tease hasn't given anything away about what the news might reveal and strangely...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo "Holding Back" On Name Of New Zelda Game To Avoid Revealing Too Much

    "You'll just have to stay tuned"

    Nintendo's given us our first proper look at The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel, and while we loved every second of it, one thing we would like to know is the game's name. As fun as it is calling it the sequel to BOTW and Breath of the Wild 2, we really would like a name. Sadly, it appears that won't be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo
    • The Legend of Zelda
  • Random What's Happened To Bayonetta 3, Platinum?

    Fans are eager to know

    One game many thought was in with a chance to be shown at Nintendo's E3 Direct this year was Bayonetta 3. Hours before the live stream, the game's director Hideki Kamiya retweeted a post by Nintendo and shared an image of a Bayonetta Nendoroid - leading many fans to believe they would be hearing (and perhaps even seeing) the...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bayonetta 3
    • PlatinumGames
    • Hideki Kamiya
  • News Nintendo Says It's "Working Hard" On Metroid Prime 4

    It's now been four years since it was announced

    While we were somewhat hopeful for a Metroid Prime 4 update at Nintendo's E3 Direct this year, instead we got an incredibly brief update early on during the showcase. The message was delivered by Nintendo's Shinya Takahashi, who said the team at Retro Studios and Nintendo are still hard at work on the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Metroid
  • News Yes, The Samus Returns Team Helped Nintendo Develop Metroid Dread

    MercurySteam is back!

    In case you missed it, MercurySteam - the Spanish studio behind Metroid: Samus Returns on 3DS is back for Metroid Dread. While this information wasn't shared during the western broadcast, it was mentioned by the Nintendo Treehouse team and also in a video featuring Metroid Dread Producer, Yoshio Sakamoto, after the show. In...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Metroid
    • MercurySteam
  • Talking Point Nintendo Delivered An Excellent E3 Direct For Fans Old And New

    Big franchises and overdue comebacks

    The dust has settled on the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct; the big N stuck to its usual approach ever since the 'Digital Event' days, of approximately 40 minutes and plenty of announcements. On this occasion, no individual game hogged the limelight to excess, as even the biggest hitters only had an assigned couple of...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Direct
    • E3
    • E3 2021
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Shantae Developer WayForward Is Making Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp

    "We are incredibly honored"

    The Game Boy Advance generation had an amazing library of games, but some of the standouts of the lot were the Advance Wars games by Intelligent Systems - best known for the Fire Emblem series. Nintendo's obviously announced that it'll be reviving this classic turn-based tactical series, and it appears it's getting some...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • WayForward
  • News Cave's Acclaimed Shooter, Mushihimesama, Is Out Now On Switch

    Making its Nintendo debut

    If you ask any retro shooter fan (who also had a strong import record back in the day) to name their favourite development studio, there are decent odds that they'll choose Cave. That makes the surprise release of one of the company's classics big news, and that's exactly what's happened with the arrival of Mushihimesama,...

    • Switch eShop
  • News Astria Ascending Gets A Release Date And Stylish New Trailer

    Meet The Fated Eight

    Astria Ascending is certainly a JRPG that we're looking forward to tackling, with developer Artisan Studios including some industry and genre luminaries that will hopefully result in a terrific game. We spoke to some of these veteran game makers not so long ago to learn more about the project. Western publisher Dear Vi

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Free Updates Will Add Additional Characters And Courses To Mario Golf: Super Rush

    Is that New Donk City?

    In amongst all the new game announcements - Nintendo featured a brief segment during its latest E3 Direct presentation about next week's release, Mario Golf: Super Rush. While there's plenty to look forward to in the base game, it turns out Nintendo and Camelot will be delivering free updates and content post-release. Here's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Updates
  • News Suda51 Reveals Save Data Bonus For No More Heroes III

    "Isn't that just fantastic?!"

    Suda51's No More Heroes III arrives on the Nintendo Switch this August. If you're curious to learn and see more of it before the release, there was actually one final segment featuring it during Nintendo's Treehouse presentation. This part of the show wasn't aired live, and we're guessing it's because of the game's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • No More Heroes
    • Suda51
  • Video Catch Up On All The E3 2021 Nintendo Treehouse Live Demonstrations

    Metroid Dread! Advance Wars! WarioWare! More!

    Though most of the focus on 15th June fell upon the E3 Nintendo Direct, there were a number of hours of Treehouse demonstrations that followed. These gave some relatively detailed looks at a number of the newly revealed titles, which was an enjoyable watch at the time. Thankfully Nintendo has uploaded...

    • E3
    • E3 2021
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
  • News Strange Brigade Is Out Now On Switch eShop

    With a discount to tempt you in

    One of the quickfire announcements in yesterday's Nintendo Direct at E3 2021 was the release of Strange Brigade, which is out now on the eShop; there's a 10% discount, and on the EU store you can buy a base version or a deluxe edition that throws in the season pass and various DLC add-ons (including extra campaigns)...

    • Switch eShop
  • News Halo Dev Says It Would Be "Amazing" To See Master Chief In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Where have we heard this before?

    Yesterday's Nintendo Direct gave us the penultimate piece of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate puzzle, confirming Tekken's Kazuya as the last-but-one fighter headed to the game. That leaves just one spot remaining, and there are plenty of fan-favourite rumours for a variety of characters still doing the rounds. One of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Xbox
  • News Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Expansion Pass Kicks Off This Week

    Wave 1 - Pulse of the Ancients lands soon

    The Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass finally goes beyond pre-order bonuses this week, with Nintendo pitching the add-on towards the end of its E3 Direct. Wave 1 - Pulse of the Ancients lands this week on 18th June, with Wave 2 - Guardian of Remembrance due in November. As for what Wave 1...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • DLC
  • News Hell Yeah! DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods - Part One Is Out Now On Switch

    "Part Two will arrive at a later date"

    It's been a long wait for Nintendo Switch DOOM fans, but today the DOOM Eternal Part One DLC has finally arrived. Yes, after landing on other platforms last October, during the Nintendo Direct it was revealed The Ancient Gods - Part One DLC was out now on Switch. It'll set you back $19.99 USD or you can grab...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
    • DOOM Eternal
  • News 'My Summer Vacation', By The Makers Of 'Attack Of The Friday Monsters', Is Getting An English Translation

    A big win for fans of pastoral Japan

    Update [Thu 17th Jun, 2021 16:15 BST]: Samuel Messner has confirmed to us that the game will not be coming to Switch, as it is a fan translation project. "I am a professional translator as well," he says, "so I see where the confusion stems from – but it's a bit more of a “Clyde Mandelin and Mother 3”...

    • Localisation
  • News The Worms Battle Royale Action Game Arrives On Switch Next Week

    Be the last worm standing

    Back in March, the Team17 CEO revealed the Worms 32-player battle royale game Worms Rumble would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. During Nintendo's E3 Direct presentation, an official date was locked in - revealing the game will be arriving on the hybrid system next week. Yes, that's right, it's out June 23rd. As noted...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Two New FMV Games Are Coming To Switch

    Night Book and Deathtrap Dungeon

    What year is it? Between Telling Lies, Her Story, Erica, Bandersnatch, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker, The Bunker, and that remake of Night Trap, you might be wondering whether FMV games are making a comeback, or you've just been in a coma for 25 years. Well, we can't fully

    • FMV
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Mario Party Superstars

    Jump up, Superstars!

    Nintendo Switch already has a hip and popping Mario Party going on with Super Mario Party, but the upcoming Mario Party Superstars is bring back a host of popular mini-games from previous entries in the long-running party game series. Launching on 29th October 2021, it will include five boards from the Nintendo 64 era — the...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
  • News It's Bidoof's Time To Shine In The Newest Pokémon GO Event

    Best boi

    Bidoof is love, and Bidoof is life. It is a testament to Nintendo and Niantic that they've responded so well to the toothy boi becoming a surprise meme hit, including a rather fantastic Bidoof fancam on April Fool's Day from the official Pokémon YouTube channel. Your latest Bidoof News is that the lil gopher guy is getting his very own...

    • Bidoof
    • Pokemon GO
    • Pokemon
  • Guide Where To Pre-Order WarioWare: Get It Together

    WarioWare have you been all my life?

    Nintendo Switch is finally getting its own WarioWare game! WarioWare: Get It Together! is bringing the villain's manic micro-game series to Nintendo's latest console on 10th September. Wario's bringing his friends along this time in playable form, and you'll also be able to split the Joy-Con and play the...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide My Nintendo Gold Points: How To Earn Gold Points On Physical Nintendo Switch Games

    If you didn't know about this already...

    One of the best things about the Nintendo eShop is that you can use My Nintendo Gold Points to get a sweet discount on digital purchases, but something a lot of people aren't aware of is that while Gold Points are earned automatically on downloads, they have to be manually claimed on physical games. While...

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  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp

    Form up!

    After many years since the last entry in the 'Wars' series (Advance Wars: Days of Ruin came out on DS in 2008), the tactical turn-based strategy series is finally returning on Switch with Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp and it's out in 3rd December 2021. Originally made by Intelligent Systems — the same Nintendo-exclusive team behind the...

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Tuesday15th Jun 2021

  • Guide Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Full Character Roster List

    Gotta Smash 'em all!

    When Nintendo announced that the Switch version of Smash Bros. would be called Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it wasn't kidding about the title; every single character that has ever appeared in any previous Smash Bros. game is available on the Nintendo Switch incarnation. Crikey. Along with updated moves and final smashes,...

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  • News Nintendo Asks That You Don't Co-Stream The E3 2021 Nintendo Direct, Thanks Very Much

    Update: Twitch won't be airing the stream as a result

    Update: Twitch has said that it won't be streaming the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct today due to Nintendo's stance on co-streams: Original Story [Tue 15th Jun, 2021 12:15 BST]: The E3 2021 Nintendo Direct takes place later today, and Nintendo has issued a statement which is un

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  • News Metroid 5 Is Coming To Switch As Metroid Dread, And It's 2D

    Samus, we missed you

    Metroid Dread is not actually new — it was meant to be the sequel to the 2002 Metroid Fusion — but its original release date of 2006 never materialised. Well, it's time to party like it's 2006, because Metroid Dread is BACK, and it's glorious. The fifth game in the Metroid core series is a 2D side-scrolling platformer,...

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  • Random Even Coca-Cola Is Getting In On The Switch Pro Hype

    Fizzy fun

    There's a good chance that we'll hear about the Switch Pro (or whatever it's called) today, and, as is so often the case, we're seeing other 'brands' getting in on the action to give themselves a little social media boost. Coca-Cola Brazil has posted the following cheeky tweet: CONFIRMED! Coca-Cola Pro will be released. We will tell...

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  • Watch Nintendo Direct & Nintendo Treehouse Live - E3 2021

    Is your body ready?

    The moment we've all been waiting for is finally here! Yes, Nintendo's E3 Direct is just moments away and it's sure to bring us plenty of exciting news and announcements. Nintendo's already noted that the show will contain "roughly 40 minutes of info focused exclusively on Nintendo Switch software," and it kicks off at 9am...

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  • News Nintendo Ambassadors Are Receiving "Extreme Excitement" Packages Ahead Of The E3 Direct

    Hints not included

    Sometimes companies send out special packages to social media and YouTube influencers to get some extra exposure. While Nintendo doesn't always do this sort of thing, it seems this year's E3 is such a big occasion, it's decided to gift packages to certain enthusiasts - with the words "break in case of extreme excitement" on the...

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  • News New Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 Footage Shown, Aiming For A 2022 Switch Release

    No title yet, though

    Nintendo has shared fresh footage of the as-yet untitled (properly) Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 — check it out above. Zelda series boss Eiji Aonuma showed various Zelda games at the end of the company's E3 2021 Direct stream, the last of which was the sequel to Breath of the Wild. The video showed Link fal

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  • News Cruis'n Blast Is Coming To Nintendo Switch This Fall

    Update: confirmed during the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct

    Update: It's official, Cruis'n Blast is a Nintendo Switch console exclusive – it was confirmed during today's Nintendo Direct. Here's some PR: Cruis’n Blast for Nintendo Switch features a total of 29 thrilling tracks, including all five fan-favorite tracks from the arcade version of the...

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  • News Mario Party Superstars Will Have You Partying Like It's 1999

    Reimagining N64 era boards and minigames

    The Nintendo 64 Mario Party games are fondly remembered, despite the fact they led to many destroyed analogue sticks. In any case, Nintendo is setting us up for the festive season with Mario Party Superstars, which arrives on 29th October. As you can see in the trailer above it'll have 5 boards from that N64...

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  • News Every Physical Game From Limited Run's E3 2021 Show Coming To Nintendo Switch

    There are a few SNES titles, too

    E3 2021 is revealing Switch games like there's no tomorrow. If you weren't around for the Limited Run presentation earlier today - there's no need to worry, as we're here to provide you with yet another round-up of all the titles on the way to Nintendo's hybrid platform. Oh, there are also a few titles on the way to...

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  • Poll What Did You Think Of Nintendo Direct At E3 2021?

    Some long-demanded games made an appearance

    Nintendo's E3 Direct has wrapped up, and as you'd expect it was full of game showcases and revealed a fair amount of Nintendo goodness. We've been writing up the news for your eyeballs on the homepage, and you can check out a round-up of the major announcements below. Roundup: Here's What Was Revealed...

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  • Random Nintendo America President Doug Bowser Gets Ready For The Company's "Big Day"

    Pants are an optional extra

    Nintendo's E3 Direct is so close now, and ahead of this much-anticipated event, Nintendo of America's president Doug Bowser has shared a new tweet. This time around, he's given us a look at his outfit for Nintendo's "big day" - noticeably, there are no pants featured in the shot, but it's not like Bowser ever wore pants...

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  • News Danganronpa: Decadence Brings Four Murder-Mayhem Games To Switch Later This Year

    We can't BEAR it

    You know, there haven't really been that many games on Switch that involve a maniacal, homicidal teddy bear slowly killing off teenagers. But wait... what's that? Danganronpa is coming to Switch? Oh, well, never mind then! If you've always felt like Ace Attorney needed a lot more death, then Danganronpa is the game for you. You'll...

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  • News Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp Reimagines The Classics On Switch

    It's back!

    Advance Wars is a series that's long been awaiting a comeback, and now fans of the series or those yet to experience its charms have something to get excited about. In today's E3 Nintendo Direct it was confirmed that Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp arrives on 3rd December. It's a rather dramatic remaster of the original two campaigns -...

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  • Soapbox The Zelda: Breath of The Wild 2 Trailer Is Already Spawning Theories

    Reversed music, new mechanics, and long hair

    The best part of working in games journalism is when you get to wildly speculate about a split-second thing in a trailer, and so, here we are. It's speculatin' time! Get yer binoculars and magnifying glasses ready, and take copious meaningless notes! You may have noticed (unless you were screaming...

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  • News There's A Zelda Game & Watch Coming This Christmas

    Featuring four games

    Did you like the Super Mario Game & Watch? Well you're in luck, because Nintendo is bringing out another Game & Watch title which contains Zelda games. And guess what?

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  • News Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood For The Turbo Duo Is Finally Coming To The West In Physical Form

    It only took 30 years

    1993's Akumajō Dracula X: Chi no Rondo – known in the west as Dracula X: Rondo of Blood or Castlevania: Rondo of Blood – is finally getting a western release, almost 30 years after it originally launched on the PC Engine CD-ROM in Japan. One of the most beloved entries in the Castlevania franchise, Rondo of Blood is the...

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  • News Fatal Frame: Maiden Of Black Water Jumps From Wii U To Switch And, Surprisingly, Other Platforms

    Coming later this year

    Nintendo has announced that Koei Tecmo's Fatal Frame: Maiden Of Black Water is coming to Switch later this year. The surprise announcement came as part of the company's E3 2021 Nintendo Direct, and while we hoped to see the Fatal Frame series (known as Project Zero in Europe) return, a game that launched on Wii U and relied...

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  • E3 Get Your Nintendo Life E3 2021 Bingo Cards Here!

    Doshin the Giant HD is a shoo-in, surely?

    It's nearly E3 time! Are you hype? We're hype. We've seen what the other publishers have had to offer over the past three days and now it's Nintendo's turn to showcase its hot new games — finally! And what would an E3 Nintendo Direct be without some crazy surprises and even crazier predictions crammed...

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  • Random Masahiro Sakurai Has Made A Frantic Shooter Inside Game Builder Garage

    Here's how the pros do it...

    It seems Sakurai's even busy making games in his time off! We've already seen a handful of amazing Game Builder Garage creations from fans – such as a functioning version of Super Mario Kart and a recreation of Zelda: Ocarina of Time's 1996 prototype – but wh

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  • Poll How Hyped Are You For Nintendo's E3 Direct?

    Remember to breathe

    Well, the waiting is almost over. We've watched all of the other streams and publishers so far in this virtual E3, and it's been a mix of good and rather bad. Microsoft did arguably put in a rather strong Xbox showing, but there's certainly a sense that with many other showcases struggling to impress there's a real opportunity...

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  • News 16-Bit Cult Classic Valis Is Getting Rebooted On Nintendo Switch

    The first three Valis games are earmarked for Switch release

    Telenet's Valis is one of those series which had more than a few fans back in the day of the Mega Drive and SNES, but has been largely forgotten by modern players. Japanese company Edia is planning to change all of that. Back in 2020, it announced that it was working on something for the...

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  • News Kazuya From Tekken Is The Next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Fighter

    Loves chucking people off cliffs, apparently

    As part of the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo has unveiled the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character to join the game's substantial roster: Kazuya from the Tekken series. The footage revealed that the character loves throwing other fighters off cliffs and showcased a short montage...

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  • News Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy: Cloud Version Confirmed For Switch

    I am Groot

    Update: It didn't seem obvious in the broadcast, but this will be a Cloud version of the game, which explains why we were shocked it was 'running' on Switch! Check out the trailer above. Original Article: In a surprise announcement, considering the sizeable scope of the game, today's E3 Nintendo Direct confirmed that Marvel's Guardians...

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  • Random Even If We Don't See Switch Pro Today, At Least We've Got The Atari VCS, Right?

    "Inspired by the past. Built for the future"

    While the world waits with bated breath to see if Nintendo will actually announce the Switch Pro today, it's worth remembering that if the worse happens and we don't get a reveal during the E3 Nintendo Direct, we can console ourselves (no pun intended) with another new piece of hardware:

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  • News WarioWare: Get It Together Brings Mini-Game Mayhem To Switch In September

    Waaaaaaaah!

    Nintendo has announced a new entry in the WarioWare mini-game (sorry, micro-game) series, WarioWare: Get It Together!, launching on Switch on 10th September. Check out the trailer above! The game will feature two-player games, as revealed during Nintendo's E3 2021 Direct presentation. Here's some more details from the PR Wario is...

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  • News The Japanese Shin Megami Tensei V Trailer Is Different To The Western One

    And it's WAY more exciting

    There are no subtitles on the Japanese trailer for Shin Megami Tensei V, so we don't know exactly what it's saying — but the video itself is different enough to be very intriguing to Shin Megami Tensei fans. We get a closer look at some of the demons, and the various different returning personas that we know and love...

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  • Video Check Out These Amazing Game Builder Garage Creations

    GTA V! Sonic 3D! Doom Eternal! Warioware: Metroid!

    We've already seen people recreating Mario Kart and Zelda in Game Builder Garage –

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  • News 'Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania' Box Art And Screenshots Surface Online

    Now make it official, Sega

    After being rated in Australia and Brazil, box art and screenshots for a new Monkey Ball game have now surfaced online. As previously revealed by these classification boards, the game is known as Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania and will apparently be coming to all platforms including the Nintendo Switch. The same tweets...

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  • News Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Is Rolling Onto Switch

    Out in October!

    It's hard to know whether SEGA is bad at keeping secrets or whether it cleverly manipulates the internet to build hype, but either way we very much expected Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania to be revealed, and it popped up in today's Nintendo E3 Direct. It arrives on Switch on 5th October. Over the past week we're seen age ratings...

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  • News Shin Megami Tensei V Is A Switch Exclusive Launching This November

    Demons! And demons! Also, more demons!

    We may not be getting Persona 5 (...yet) but we are getting Shin Megami Tensei V on the Switch! The popular demon-fighting RPG will be coming to the Switch as an exclusive on the 12th November this year. Was SMTV on your bingo card? Let us know in the comments!

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  • News Bullseye (Yes, The '80s British Gameshow) Brings Darts And Trivia To Switch Soon

    Super, smashing, great

    Well well! It seems Nintendo is leaking all the big name properties prior to its E3 2021 presentations! Not only did a rogue game page reveal the existence of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope prior to its debut at the Ubisoft Forward event over the weekend, but now Nintendo has published game pages for Bullseye, a licensed darts...

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  • News SacriFire Looks A Lot Like Octopath Traveler, And It Could Be Coming To Switch

    Subject to a successful Kickstarter campaign

    Pixelated Milk – the team behind Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs and Warsaw – has confirmed plans to bring its next project to Switch, subject to a successful Kickstarter campaign. Inspired by classic JRPGs and looking a little like Octopath Trave

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  • News Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set Brings The Fight To Switch

    Includes 'expansion pass' content, too!

    This one had been expected for a while, but Nintendo confirmed during E3 that the snappily titled Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set is coming to Nintendo Switch on 24th September. This game was a big deal on other platforms, as it combines the over-the-top fighting we all know with role playing...

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  • Gallery Feast Your Eyes On These New Sonic Colors: Ultimate Screenshots

    Nine new screens for your viewing pleasure

    Sonic Colors: Ultimate is speeding onto a Switch near you this September. With just a handful of months to go until its release, what better time is there to check out some brand new screenshots? Sega has shared nine new shots with us in total (including the one above), showcasing a variety of different...

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  • Mini Review Alba: A Wildlife Adventure - A Relaxing, Off-Rails Pokémon Snap-Alike

    A natural beauty

    Alba: A Wildlife Adventure started its life as an Apple Arcade exclusive back in 2020 and launched to much critical acclaim. UsTwo's game tells the story of Alba, a curious young girl with a love for animals and nature. Vacationing with her grandparents on an idyllic island full of diverse wildlife, Alba and her best friend suddenly...

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  • News Capcom Shows Off New Features In The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

    "Minor spoilers may be included"

    One of the highlights at Capcom's E3 2021 Showcase this year was an extended look at The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles. In case you missed it, it's arriving this July on the Nintendo Switch and marks the first time the two games have ever been released in the west. All up, there'll be ten new cases and eight mini...

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  • News Life Is Strange Remastered And Life Is Strange: True Colours Coming To Switch Later This Year

    Truuuue colours, shining through

    The new (and old) Life Is Strange games are coming to Switch, finally! Life Is Strange Remastered Collection and Life Is Strange: True Colors will both be coming to the Nintendo console soon, with Remastered coming later this year and True Colors coming on the 10th September. What's more, this episodic game won't be...

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  • News Sidebar Games Offers A Fresh Update On Sports Story, Golf Story Gets 50% Discount

    And it's sounding very promising

    Last week, we were treated to a rare update on Sports Story's development progress – the team at Sidebar Games revealed that "everything is coming together now" and promised to share more updates in the future. Today, another small update has arrived alongside some very welcome news. Speaking on social media,...

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  • News BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites Will Make Its Nintendo Debut Soon

    With some big names on voice duty

    The Limited Run Games broadcast was one of the most entertaining of E3 to date, even if its quirky approach led to some confusion around reveals. Amongst a lot of announcements one in particular is perhaps worth revisiting, and that's the news that BloodRayne Betrayal: Fresh Bites wil

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  • News Nintendo Switch Has Been The US' Best-Selling Console For 30 Months In A Row

    Switch takes top prize in May

    Nintendo Switch was the best-selling games console in the US in May, securing a 30th consecutive month (so that's two and a half years) at the top of the chart. The news comes from NPD Group's Mat Piscatella, who confirms that Switch was "the best-selling hardware platform in both units and dollars during the month of...

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  • News The Wonderful 101: Remastered's Time Attack DLC Has Finally Arrived On Switch

    "New information" coming later this week

    The Wonderful 101: Remastered's promised Time Attack DLC mode is launching for Switch, PS4, and Steam today, PlatinumGames has confirmed. The DLC was initially announced as a stretch goal for the game's Kickstarter campaign back in February 2020, alongside 'Luka's First Mission', a new side-scrolling...

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  • News Devs Discuss Their Upcoming Switch Games 'Dreamscaper' And 'To The Rescue'

    A quick chat about roguelite dreams and good bois

    As part of its E3 presentation, publisher Freedom Games showed various upcoming Switch releases, including roguelite action game Dreamscaper — which was featured in the Nintendo Indie World Showcase way back in December 2019 — and To The Rescue, a dog shelter simulator

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Monday14th Jun 2021

  • Random Here's Zelda: Ocarina Of Time's 1996 Prototype Recreated In Game Builder Garage

    That was quick

    Surprising absolutely no one, Game Builder Garage players are already off to an incredible start. The game only launched on Friday, but just a couple of days in, one talented player managed to create an awesome version of Super Mario Kart. Now, another player has taken a crack at The Legend of Zelda – specifically the early build...

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  • Rumour Buster Has GameStop Just Revealed The 'New Nintendo Switch'? Probably Not

    The name sounds good, but that's about it

    With reports that Nintendo is due to announce a new model of the Nintendo Switch any day now, it's unsurprising that any tiny piece of info relating to fresh hardware is being leapt upon by certain sections of the gaming community. One such example is a new ad released by US retailer GameStop, which is...

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  • Talking Point E3 Leaks Are Inevitable, But Do You Actually Want To Know?

    What's life without surprises?

    We're now into the latter half of E3 silly season, as rumours and leaks — some real, some clearly not — bombard us gaming enthusiasts at every turn online. If you know where to look and have the inclination, you can often find entire run-orders for the likes of the Xbox presentation hours before the show, or...

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  • Watch E3 Indie Showcase & Limited Run Games - Live!

    Weirdness expected

    It's Monday, apparently, though the days all blend together in the midst of livestreams and video games. It's all good fun though, and this little live blog could be full of interesting things and weirdness. First up is 'Indie Showcase' from the official E3 stream, so we're not 100% sure of what to expect; second up will be...

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  • News River City Girls 2 Confirmed For Switch, Along With 'River City Girls Zero'

    Zero localises a classic

    The Limited Run Games E3 presentation has finished and, predictably, it was both crazy and genuinely funny. Amazingly, it announced two new titles in such an off-hand way that many of us watching were trying to figure out whether it had been a reveal; thankfully WayForward has sent out a press release to confirm we weren't...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Watch Capcom Showcase At E3 2021 - Live!

    Herlock Sholmes is looking for reveal clues

    We've seen some big-hitters already serve up varied E3 or Summer Game Fest events, but we're particularly looking forward to this one. Capcom has promised looks at games like The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles and Monster Hunter Rise, so this should be a broadcast full of goodies for Switch owners. Of...

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  • News Unbound: Worlds Apart Is A "World-Hopping" Metroidvania Coming To Switch Next Month

    "Defeat a ruthless evil tearing reality apart"

    Upcoming Metroidvania game Unbound: Worlds Apart will launch on Switch and PC on 28th July, it's been announced. A new adventure platformer from Alien Pixel Studios, Unbound: Worlds Apart has players summoning portals to defeat enemies, crack puzzles, and overcome platforming challenges. It enjoyed a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video This New Sonic Colors Ultimate Footage Looks Rather Good

    A wisp-er of a thrill

    Sonic Colors Ultimate isn't far away, gracing the Switch and various systems on 7th September; as a shiny HD version of arguably Sonic's best game in the Wii-era, it's certainly on plenty of wishlists. Rather pleasingly SEGA unveiled some new footage over the weekend as part of the E3 festivities. First up, as part of the IGN...

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  • News Diablo II: Resurrected Unleashes Hell On Switch This September

    Evil returns

    Following on from its announcement back in February, Blizzard has now locked in a release date for Diablo II: Resurrected. Hell will be unleashed once again on 23rd September this year. You can now also wishlist the game over on Nintendo's website. Here's the descript

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Upcoming Releases
  • News LEGO Super Mario Is Getting Ten More Character Packs In New Series

    Series 3 on the way

    LEGO has revealed Super Mario Character Packs - Series 3, a new set of packs which will add ten new characters to the range. The announcement was made by the company on Twitter today, giving us our first look at the characters included. As identified by Brickset, the new additions are Scuttlebug, Swoop, Parachute Bob-omb, Amp,...

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    • LEGO
  • News Taito Milestones Is A Collection Of Arcade Archives Titles Heading To Switch

    Confirmed for Japan, so far

    The Arcade Archives series has been a huge part of the retro scene on Nintendo Switch, with an impressive range of titles. Taito has had its share of releases, and is now planning to launch Taito Milestones as a collection of some 1980s classics. Due in February 2022 in Japan, it was initially revealed in Famitsu...

    • Switch eShop
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  • UK Charts Four Switch Exclusives Make The Top Ten, But Ratchet & Clank Takes First

    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is Switch's best-seller

    UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 12th June, revealing that PS5 exclusive Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart has gone straight to number one. According to GamesIndustry.biz, Insomniac Games' latest platformer has sold "in-line with" Switch exclusives New Pokémon Snap and Monster Hunter...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Minute Of Islands Is Out Now On Switch

    This very minute (of islands)

    Minute of Islands is a rather compellingly gorgeous game coming to Switch, but after an indefinite delay earlier this year, we've been left wondering when we'll be able to get our hands on the post-apocalyptic wonderland. Well, we have an answer: It's out RIGHT NOW. We do love a surprise instant release! Minute of...

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    • Indie
  • Review Winds of Change - A Polished, Absorbing, Animal-Filled Visual Novel

    Do you hear that?

    Shall we get this out of the way up front? This game features 'furry' characters. If you're already heading to the comments to issue a humorous barb, please re-examine your life. Winds of Change is an accomplished, heartfelt and enjoyable visual novel that does not deserve to be held up against the invented, ludicrous stigma of...

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  • News A Plague Tale: Requiem - Cloud Version Confirmed For Switch

    Streaming the next-gen

    During yesterday's Xbox & Bethesda showcase we were given the first look at A Plague Tale: Requiem, due in 2022 and a sequel to the excellent A Plague Tale: Innocence

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  • Quiz Know Your E3 History? Test Your Credentials With Our Nintendo E3 Quiz

    E3... 2... 1... GO!

    Nintendo has a long history of wowing fans at the start of the summer when it reveals its upcoming games and plans during E3. Whether onstage with an old-school presentation, or as part of the company's more modern Direct broadcasts, it's a rare year then Nintendo doesn't deliver some really exciting news to ravenous gaming fans...

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  • News Pokémon GO Developer Niantic Announces 'Transformers: Heavy Metal'

    A new real-world AR game

    Pokémon GO developer Niantic has announced a new partnership with Hasbro and TOMY Company that'll see the launch of TRANSFORMERS: Heavy Metal, a brand new AR game for mobile. The game will follow in Pokémon GO's footsteps by using the real-world AR and real-time 3D mapping tech made possible by Niantic's 'Lightship'...

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  • News Super Rare Games Changes Course On Physical-Only "Shorts", Makes Them Timed Exclusives

    "The criticism is 100% right"

    Unless E3 has completely fried your brain and made you lose all sense of time, you may remember back on Friday that Super Rare Games — one of the major publishers that help indie studios release physical editions of their games — announced "Super Rare Shorts", which was their plan to fund physical-only indie...

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    • Physical Releases
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  • News Rune Factory 5's Local Switch Release Arrives "Early" In 2022

    Playing the waiting game...

    It's hard to believe now, but Rune Factory 5 was originally scheduled to arrive on the Nintendo Switch in 2020. It only just landed on the Switch in Japan last month, and while the western release was expected to follow, the latest E3 2021 trailer has now confirmed it'll instead be arriving early next year. Here's a...

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  • News Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings Of Ruin Demo Lands Soon On Switch

    Along with various free DLCs and Rise updates

    Capcom has finished its E3 Showcase, and while the general consensus seems to be "really, that was it?", there was actually some exciting news for Monster Hunter aficionados. The most important detail was that Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is getting a demo, or 'Trial Version' as it's being...

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  • News A New Exercise Game Is Coming, And It's About Martial Arts

    Kick the habit

    Have you been keeping up with all the E3 announcements? Don't worry, us neither. There sure are a lot of games to spend all our hard-earned eShop Gold on, though, and one of those games is actually good for you. Yes, if you've been neglecting your Ring Fit Adventure controller like we have, then maybe you can get back into the swing...

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  • News Origami Platformer 'A Tale Of Paper' Takes On A New Form With Upcoming Switch Release

    With all-new content included

    Digerati and developer Open House Games have announced that A Tale of Paper is headed to Switch and other platforms later this year. The game is a puzzle-platformer featuring a protagonist made out of paper; this quirky trait allows you to take on different forms as you explore and progress, such as a paper plane which...

    • Switch eShop
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    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Stylish Boss Rush Game 'Eldest Souls' Gets A Release Date

    Yes, we accidentally typed Eldest Scrolls at one point

    Eldest Souls first leapt onto the Switch scene back in Spring 2020 as part of a Nintendo Indie Showcase, looking rather stylish and offering up a range of boss fights, handsome visuals and more lore than you can shake a stick at. Fallen Flag Studio's game is now close to release, as confirmed...

    • Switch eShop
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  • News FAR: Changing Tides Sets Sail On Switch Later This Year

    A follow up to the brilliant Lone Sails

    When FAR: Lone Sails arrived on Nintendo Switch we were hugely impressed, with its beautiful score and visuals combining to make it a memorable journey. It's particularly pleasing to see that developer Okomotive is going back to the IP, this time with publisher Frontier Foundry in tow. FAR: Changi

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  • News DeathRun TV Lines Up Deadly Gameshow Combat For Switch

    Likes are everything

    Merge Games has announced top-down roguelike shooter DeathRun TV for Switch and other platforms. We would embed the trailer above, but it's age-restricted and unfortunately won't play here — so off to YouTube with ya! Channeling equal parts Hunger Games and The Running Man, it appears that developer LaserDog will have you...

    • Switch eShop
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  • News Your Job Is To Tame Cows When Moo Lander Arrives On Switch Next Year

    Milking it

    The official E3 Indie Showcase passed by in a blink, with about 15 minutes of game trailers of various types. There were a handful of Switch games featured but only one was 'new' - Moo Lander. As you can see in the trailer above your job is to fly around as a UFO and fight a strange variety of cows, some of them demonic. Though that...

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  • News OlliOlli World's E3 Trailer Showcases The Sights And Sounds Of Radlandia

    Eat your heart out, Hawk

    It seems that Switch gamers will have a glut of skateboarding games to enjoy before long. At the end of the month Birdman himself is coming to Nintendo's console with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, and we recently had confirmation that SkateBIRD is shredding to Switch in August. We also have OlliOlli World lin

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  • News Aggro Crab's 'Going Under' Gets Its Claws On A Physical Switch Release

    Pinch it while you can!

    What's this? Crab news, on a Monday? What has the world come to? Yes, Aggro Crab — makers of Going Under — have just announced that their literal boss-fighting game is getting a physical release on Switch and PS4. The Limited Run Games E3 stream (also known as LGR3) was full of announcements for new physical releases...

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Sunday13th Jun 2021

  • Random Someone Has Already Got Mario Kart Up And Running In Game Builder Garage

    Promising signs

    We knew it would only take so long before there were some impressive creations within Game Builder Garage, and already it seems someone has got a simplified version of Super Mario Kart up and running. The mastermind behind this goes by the name ZeldaBoi1 on Twitter, and although it "may not feel too much" like the original game, it...

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  • Feature Diving Deeper Into The Switch Game With A Perfect Metascore

    The House In Fata Morgana Game Diary, Part 2

    Well, that last House In Fata Morgana piece certainly blew up, didn't it? I wasn't expecting my diary entries to intrigue anyone except the people who already care about the game, but I guess that's what happens when you talk about the only Switch game with a perfect Metacritic score. If you haven't read...

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  • News Devolver Digital Is Publishing A Physical-Only Nintendo Switch Game

    Update: And pre-orders are now live

    Update (Sun 13th Jun, 2021 07:15 BST): During Devolver Digital's E3 broadcast, it gave fans a proper look at Demon Throttle - a physical-only release coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2022. Here's a bit about it, along with a first look. "Demon Throttle tells the story of a beautiful vampiress and dusty...

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  • News Metroid Prime 4 Was First Announced Four Years Ago Today

    Will we see it at E3 this year?

    Today is four years to the day that Metroid Prime 4 was first teased to fans, with Nintendo confirming its existence during E3 2017. It's hard to forget that initial tease; a 40-second clip aired during Nintendo's E3 Direct, slowly revealing a giant number '4' to a soundtrack that was instantly recognisable to fans...

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  • Gallery Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Box Art And Screenshots Round Up

    The cover looks absolutely stunning

    If the reveal and gameplay trailer for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope wasn't already enough, we've now got just a little bit more of this newly announced Ubisoft title, courtesy of the company's press website. Perhaps most excitingly is a look at the game's official Nintendo Switch box art. Here it is in all its...

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  • Watch Square Enix Presents Summer Showcase - Live!

    Fingers crossed for some Switch goodness

    E3 week is now well and truly underway, and the latest big publisher to throw their over-sized and expensive hat into the ring is Square Enix; its Summer Showcase kicks off at 12:15 Pacific / 15:15 Eastern / 20:15 UK / 21:15 CEST. The showcase is going to show some non-Switch stuff like The Avengers among...

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  • News 11 Nintendo Switch Games To Watch From Guerrilla Collective Showcase Day 2

    Batora: Lost Haven, Akatori, Hunt the Night and more!

    Last week was the first Guerrilla Collective Showcase of the Summer, and yesterday (12th June) brought another stream - 'Day 2' - full of Indie goodies (the event is part of IGN's Summer of Gaming). As before a lot of projects are currently confirmed just for PC or specific platforms, but we've...

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  • News What Did You Think Of The Mario + Rabbids Sequel Reveal? Creative Director Davide Soliani Wants To Know

    "Just checking if we are all good. Are we good?"

    One guy who is probably the most excited about Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is the creative director David Soliani. As you might recall, he's the one who was crying tears of joy when his original Mario + Rabbids game was introduced by Shigeru Miyamoto at E3 2017. Of course, he's just as happy to...

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  • Feature What's Your Most Treasured Club Nintendo Possession?

    In da Club

    Accumulating points to save money on Switch eShop purchases is all well and good, but Nintendo's current rewards system for loyal customers arguably lacks the pizzazz of the old Club Nintendo days. That's not to say that the more recent My Nintendo physical goodies are bad. In fact, the swag you can redeem Platinum coins for nowadays is...

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  • News Wizard With A Gun Brings Online Co-Op Sandbox Survival Action To Switch In 2022

    Embark on a magical journey alone or with friends

    Devolver Digital held another absolutely crazy E3 presentation this year. In between all of the skits, was a handful of video game announcements. Some of them were even for the Nintendo Switch. Apart from Demon Throttle one of the other surprises was Galvanic Games' Wizard with a Gun. It's described...

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    • Switch eShop
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  • News The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Joining Brawlhalla Next Week

    Turtle power!

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate obviously isn't the only all-star brawler out there. One of the more successful ones outside of this heavy-hitter is Ubisoft and Blue Mammoth's free-to-play title Brawlhalla. It landed on the Nintendo Switch back in 2018 and since then has continued to expand its roster. The game already has over 50...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Grant Kirkhope "Honoured" To Return As Composer For Mario + Rabbids Sequel

    "I get to do another Mario game!!"

    After a slip-up on Nintendo's end, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope was officially unveiled during Ubisoft's E3 presentation. Being a sequel, a number of key figures have returned, and this includes the former Rare composer Grant Kirkhope. H

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Saturday12th Jun 2021

  • News Nintendo's Official Website Reveals Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope, Coming To Switch In 2022

    Just hours out from Ubisoft's E3 presentation

    Update #2 (Sat 12th Jun, 2021 15:40 BST) And Nintendo of America has now taken the game page down. We can expect to hear more details and see a 'reveal' trailer later today at the Ubisoft Forward event — join us to watch the livestream at 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 8pm UK / 9pm CEST. Update (Sat...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
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  • News Every Game From The Wholesome Direct Coming To Nintendo Switch

    It's almost 30 games!

    If you thought the Summer Game Fest ran through a lot of announcements really quickly, then the Wholesome Direct must have looked like a blur in your rear-view mirror. With 75 "wholesome" games to run through in just an hour, we managed to get quite a few "coming to Switch" titles but very little time to get to know them before...

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  • News GameStop Seems To Be Giving Out Free Legend Of Zelda Anniversary Posters

    Celebrating 35 years of Link

    Update: GameStop appears to have made this promotion official - if you spend $30 or more on Zelda products or trade towards a Switch, you'll get receive this double-sided poster. The Legend of Zelda turns 35 this year, so where are all Zelda-related announcements from Nintendo? Right now, there's the

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  • Back Page Things That Will Absolutely Definitely Happen During Nintendo's E3 2021 Direct

    Disclaimer: Some, or all, of these predictions are jokes

    In the magazine business, the Back Page is where you'd find all the weird goofs that we couldn't fit in anywhere else. Some may call it "filler"; we prefer "a whole page to make terrible jokes that are tangentially related to the content of the mag". We don't have pages on the internet, but...

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  • News Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Officially Unveiled With 'Reveal' Trailer

    Plus a gameplay trailer, and it looks fantastic

    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle had quite a rollercoaster ride before its announcement at E3 2017 — low quality leaked assets, showing Mario shooting a gun alongside Rabbids, were not well received. Yet when the game appeared days later at Ubisoft's show, the script was well and truly flipped - it...

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  • News Kingdom Come Developer Reveals Switch Version Was Born Out Of A "Happy Mistake"

    A Nintendo release wasn't originally planned

    After months of ongoing rumours, Warhorse Studios yesterday confirmed it would in fact be bringing Kingdom Come: Deliverance to the Nintendo Switch. While it's still believed to have been

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! Arrives Later This Month On Switch

    "A terrifying world of poetry and romance"

    Doki Doki Literature Club is a cult hit that began life as a freeware title on PC and Mac, and has become a much talked about and referenced part of gaming culture. On the surface it's a visual novel about poetry and romance, but its unique spin and approach then make it more of a 'psychological horror'...

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  • News Predictably, Just Dance 2022 Is Coming To Switch This November

    Don't think this one's on Wii, though

    In the biggest non-surprise in the history of E3, Ubisoft has announced Just Dance 2022, and it'll be coming to Switch (and all other platforms under the sun) on 4th November. As you can see in the trailer above which was unveiled in today's Ubisoft Forward presentation, Todrick Hall will be contributing to...

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  • Video Here's An Extended Look At The Streets Of Rage 4 'Mr. X Nightmare' DLC

    Return to the streets

    We had an absolute blast when we returned to the streets in Streets of Rage 4 last year - labelling it the perfect modernisation of Sega's beloved side-scrolling beat 'em up series. If you're looking for an excuse to revisit the game, as you might recall, Dotemu has announced the 'Mr. X Nightmare' DLC. It features new playable...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
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  • Watch Ubisoft Forward E3 2021, Live!

    Could we see something new for Switch?

    E3 season is well and truly underway now, with Ubisoft's digital conference next on the bill. This latest Ubisoft Forward presentation kicks off at 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 8pm UK / 9pm CEST, so get yourselves comfy and join in with our live chat as we watch the event unfold. One game has leaked already,...

    • Live Chat
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    • E3 2021
  • News A Day-One Update For Game Builder Garage Is Now Live

    Download it today!

    This week's big Nintendo release is Game Builder Garage - its origins, as you might already know, stem from Nintendo Labo. In short, you make games and you can even connect a USB mouse to enhance your experience. If you are one of the many who picked the game up on release, you might have noticed there's a day one update for it...

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  • News The Pokémon Trading Card Game Reveals Its Next "Gimmick" - 4 Cards Create 1

    Good luck catching 'em all

    If being a Pokémon Trading Card fan wasn't already difficult enough in recent times with global shortages, scalpers and skyrocketing prices of certain rares, the new V-Union cards might make it even harder to collect 'em all. As explained by Serebii.net, this new "gimmick" requires players to collect all four cards to...

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    • TCG
  • Watch Wholesome Direct Indie Game Showcase - Live!

    It's going to be cute

    We're into the E3 weekend, and while there are lots of big publishers taking part we're also really pleased to be liveblogging Wholesome Direct, which is focusing on charming and enjoyable Indie games. It kicks off at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 6pm UK / 7pm CEST, with a little musical performance beforehand. Expect cute and...

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  • Video New Trailer Appears For Arcade Paradise, A Game Where You Run Your Own Arcade

    "A '90s-fuelled retro arcade adventure"

    As part of today's Guerrilla Collective stream, Wired Productions has released a brand new trailer for Arcade Paradise, which is set to launch on Switch later this year. If you've not heard of this one before, the game has you playing as Ashley, who's just been given the keys to the family laundromat. As any...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Mini Review Super Soccer Blast: America VS Europe - Simple But Sloppy Soccer

    Boot it

    The heavily delayed Euro 2020 tournament is just around the corner, and football fever is once again permeating the homes of countries worldwide. The Switch has several decent football games, but with EA launching frankly embarrassing yearly 'legacy' updates to its FIFA series on Switch, there are certainly gaps in the field for a midfield...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (June 12th)

    More watching than playing this weekend

    All aboard the E3 Hype Train! Choo-choo! Yes, after a year off, E3 returns this weekend. We’ve already seen the opening show of Summer Game Fest and with Nintendo’s Direct coming up next Tuesday, we’ve got our fingers crossed for megatons. In other news, some Switch owners reported problems with the...

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  • News SkateBIRD Shreds Onto Nintendo Switch This August

    A skateboarding game with wings

    Skateboarding has experienced a bit of a resurgence in the land of video games over the past few years. For example, in just a few weeks the Birdman himself is bringing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 to the Nintendo Switch. If you're looking for something a little different though, you might want to check out SkateBIRD...

    • Switch eShop
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  • News CDPR Teams Up With Netflix For WitcherCon - A New Online Witcher Celebration Coming This July

    Just don't expect any game announcements

    Witcher fans listen up - there's a new con taking place on 9th July that will combine the world of The Witcher into one big online celebration. Introducing WitcherCon - bringing together CD Projekt Red's Witcher series and the Netflix Witcher series. According to the official website, fans can get ready for...

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Friday11th Jun 2021

  • Guide Best Game Boy Advance (GBA) Games

    The Top 50 GBA games ever, as ranked by you

    Today marks the 20th anniversary of the GBA's release in North America, so it's the perfect time to revisit this reader-ranked list of the 50 best Game Boy Advance games ever and see how it has changed since March. Remember, this is a dynamic list based on Nintendo Life readers' User Ratings, so it's open...

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  • Random What If Nintendo Just Released A Basic Switch XL?

    Warhorse Studios had some Photoshop struggles

    As you may or may not have noticed, here at Nintendo Life we've tried to be pretty darn picky in the past couple of weeks about what we report regarding the 'next' Switch, or 'Switch Pro' as people insist on calling it. 'Pro' tip, that PlayStation-style branding is very unlikely from modern-day Nintendo,...

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  • News New Animated Series Of Castlevania Confirmed For Netflix

    Starring Richter Belmont and Maria Renard

    The Castlevania animated series on Netflix has been a highlight in terms of game-themed TV shows or films on the streaming platform, a mature and stylised take on the IP. However, series 4 — which has been live for a little while — was said to be the last in that run. Well, it was the last season in that...

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  • Random Soulja Boy's Latest Console Can Do Something The Nintendo Switch Can't

    ...but you still shouldn't buy it

    Soulja Boy has shifted a fair few records in his time, but he's seemingly obsessed with cracking another market: video games. If you recall, back in 2018 he attempted to sell rebranded Chinese games consoles running unlicensed ROMs before trying his hand at releasing a Game Boy clone.

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  • News Phew, Ultra Street Fighter II Has Returned To The US Switch eShop

    Update: It's back!

    Update #2 [Fri 11th Jun, 2021 10:55 BST]: We've had confirmation from Twitter user drewjcostello that Ultra Street Fighter II is once again available for download on the eShop. Phew! Update [Sat 5th Jun, 2021 05:25 BST]: It turns out Ultra Street Fighter II is also currently unavailable for purchase on the eShop in Canada - so...

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  • News Shin Megami Tensei Veterans Confirm 'Monark', A JRPG Heading To Switch In 2022

    Yes, there'll be an amazing Limited Edition

    Its been talked about in recent weeks, and NIS America has now lifted the lid on Monark, a rather intriguing JRPG that'll arrive on Switch next year. It has some pedigree, with former Shin Megami Tensei developers involved in the project. You can see an extended look in the video above; there seem to be...

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  • News Sega Rep Teases Sonic Colors: Ultimate News For E3 2021

    Be sure to "tune in"

    The Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube channel has just broadcast its first episode of 'Sonic Official' season five. Fans, of course, were eager to know when they would find out more about the new batch of games recently announced and also if there would be another Sonic Central taking place in the future. According to Sega of...

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  • News Electronic Arts Hit By Cyber Attack, Hackers Take Source Code And Tools

    And claim to have stolen 780GB of data

    It seems another high-profile video game company has been hacked. This time it is the third-party giant Electronic Arts. The data breach was originally reported on by VICE Motherboard, which reveals hackers have stolen "a wealth of game source code and related tools" for the Frostbite engine (known for...

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    • Industry
  • News XSEED Games Has "Multiple Reveals" Lined Up For E3

    Keep an eye on the Future Games Show

    Rune Factory 5 will appear at the event. XSEED Games is the latest publisher to share its grand E3 plans, offering up finalised times for its livestreams and teasing "multiple reveals" in the process. The brand new reveals are set to be announced during the Future Games Show, taking place on 13th June at 4pm...

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  • News Nintendo Waves Through Yet More Asset Flips Onto Switch eShop

    A load of old asset

    Last year we ran a story on The Bullet: Time of Revenge, a 'new' release on Switch eShop that turned out to be an 'asset flip'; a pre-made and purchased asset pack given a new name and sent along to Nintendo for eShop lotcheck. While this might rub many people the wrong way, this practice is technically totally legal — the...

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  • Exclusive Super Rare Shorts On Skipping Switch eShop With Physical-Only Games

    "In an ideal situation, we wouldn’t need to do this"

    Physical indie publisher Super Rare Games has announced a brand new publishing label that will release new Switch titles only available in physical form. Super Rare Shorts, as it will be known, will soon host a lineup of brand new and original titles released exclusively under the new brand...

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  • Review Mundaun - A Rich, Sepia-Toned First-Person Horror Show

    There's evil resident in this village

    Take our advice: if you ever receive a suspiciously detail-light missive informing you that a loved one has passed away and urging you not to return to your home village, trust us on this one – just let it lie as advised. Let them lie, we suppose, because no good has ever come from going to a village, as...

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  • Poll Will You Be Using Motion Controls In Mario Golf: Super Rush?

    Your Joy-Con is now a golf club

    Believe it or not, but Mario Golf: Super Rush is out on the Nintendo Switch in just a few weeks. As we already know, it'll include motion controls, so you can actually pretend you're swinging a real golf club with your Switch Joy-Con controller. In the lead-up to the game's release, Nintendo Japan has uploaded a new...

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  • Poll So, How Would You Rate Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live?

    A solid 7/10?

    With E3 2021 set to begin imminently, the summer season of game announcements kicked off yesterday with Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live show, which highlighted upcoming releases across all platforms, including one Nintendo Switch. We live-blogged the broadcast (and Double Fine's Day of the Devs showcase which went out...

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  • Watch Netflix Geeked Week And Tribeca Games Spotlight - Live!

    TV and Indie delights

    It's day two of Summer Game Fest, and we've picked out two events to live blog here on Nintendo Life! First up is Netflix Geeked Week, which has Geoff Keighley as guest host and a focus on game-themed shows. Second is Tribeca Games Spotlight, in which the traditional film festival will be showcasing a small number of...

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  • News 2B From NieR: Automata Is Coming To Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

    Is this as close as we'll get to NieR on Switch?

    If you've been crying out for NieR: Automata to come to the Switch or the YoRHa combat android 2B to come to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, we've got the next best thing. Mediatonic has announced it's bringing 2B to its party battle royale game Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.

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    • Fall Guys
    • Nier
  • News Ikai Is A Dark Psychological Horror Where You Can't Fight Or Flee, Launching This October

    "Dark Japanese folklore comes to life"

    PM Studios and Endflame have announced that Ikai, an upcoming first-person horror game, will be spooking a Switch near you this October. Ikai puts you in the shoes of a "defenceless" main character who's entirely incapable of attacking the creepy creatures standing in their way. You have no guns, no swords, no...

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  • News Annapurna Interactive Locks In Last Stop's Switch Release Date, Launches This July

    Experience three interconnected tales

    Update (Fri 11th Jun, 2021 05:30 BST): A release date has now been locked in for Last Stop during the Day of the Devs 2021 livestream. It'll be arriving on all platforms including Nintendo Switch on 22nd July. "Last Stop is coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PlayStation, and PC on July 22, 2021. A single-player...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie World
  • Gallery KK Slider Would Be Proud Of This Animal Crossing 7-CD Music Collection

    Celebrate AC's 20th anniversary in style

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Animal Crossing franchise, Nintendo is releasing a lovely boxset which contains the soundtrack for Animal Crossing: New Horizons along with some other goodies. In this bundle you will get seven CDs. Four of these have all the

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    • Japan
    • Gallery
    • Music
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Reminder Game Builder Garage Is Out Now On Nintendo Switch

    DIY development

    Nintendo has had a busy time recently, actually publishing games on consecutive weeks. Out today, of course, is Game Builder Garage - its origins can be found in the 'garage' area of Labo VR, though this standalone app is far more flexible and powerful. As a brief summary, it's a very Nintendo take on accessible game development;...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Out Now
  • Video See Ash Williams In Action In This Evil Dead Gameplay Reveal

    With narration by Bruce Campbell

    At The Game Awards last year, it was revealed the legendary actor Bruce Campbell would be returning to his iconic role as Ash Williams in Evil Dead: The Game. It's a new team-based multiplayer survival game filled with both horror and humour. While we already got a brief tease of the action in the announcement...

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  • News A New Super Monkey Ball Game Has Been Rated Again, This Time In Brazil

    Get in the ball

    If you've been craving some more Super Monkey Ball action, you just might be in luck. A video game titled "Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania" has just been rated in Brazil. The classification covers all platforms including the Nintendo Switch. This actually follows on from a Monkey Ball rating in Australia for the same title...

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  • News Wave Break's 'Weezy Mode' Is A Rather Quirky Crossover

    Weezer's performance in Summer Game Fest was rather fun

    Wave Break is out today on Switch eShop, pitching itself as "the world's first skateBOATING game". It looks rather fun and offers quite a few modes and options - there's a campaign, a Park Creator, competitive online multiplayer and more besides. The developers also make a notable promise of...

    • Switch eShop
    • Weezer
  • News Capcom Reveals New Monster Hunter Stories 2 Trailer At Summer Game Fest

    Taking flight next month

    If you need a break from the hunt in Monster Hunter Rise, Capcom's next game Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is just around the corner. During the Summer Game Fest, the Japanese video game giant shared a new trailer of the upcoming Nintendo Switch release, which arrives next month on 9th July. It gives us a brief...

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    • Monster Hunter
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