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  • Random Have Super Smash Bros. Boxes Been Teasing Future Games All Along?

    What are the chances?

    Ever since Melee arrived in 2001, the Super Smash Bros. games have all been treated to a subtitle in their name, rather than following any sort of numerical sequel-style system. After the original Super Smash Bros. on N64, we had Melee on GameCube, Brawl on Wii, the less-imaginative for Wii U and

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • GameCube
    • Wii
    • Random
  • News SteamWorld Dig And SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition Are Getting Physical Switch Releases

    Pre-orders go live next week

    If you're a keen collector of physical indies on Switch, this next option is one you definitely won't want to miss. Super Rare Games has teamed up with Image & Form to release both SteamWorld Dig and SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition physically on Nintendo Switch. The launch celebrates the series' 10th anniversary,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Quiz Can You Name These Switch Games From Their Menu Icons?

    Iconic

    The menu icons for your Switch games have become a hot topic amongst certain fans who love to scrutinse them and suggest how they might be improved. It's easy to understand; these images replace box covers as the key art presenting a game to anyone who buys digital, so how it looks on our menu screens is important, right? And with so many...

    • Quizzes
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Sea Creatures - Complete List And Price Guide

    Diving head first into the latest update

    At long last, the powers that be have bestowed upon us a glorious update to the game that - while beloved - had begun to grow a bit stale. Swimming and diving are now official on the menu for Animal Crossing: New Horizons -

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Guides
  • Random Isabelle Reclaims The Official Animal Crossing Twitter Account, But Fans Have Mixed Feelings

    "Please shut up about your sock"

    During the build-up to Animal Crossing: New Horizons' launch this year, Nintendo decided to make full use of its official Animal Crossing Twitter account by giving it a new lick of paint. Usually 'ran' by Isabelle, the account was given over to Tom Nook, with a change of profile picture and tweet style put in place...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Random
  • News Crowdfunding Drive For Go-Karting Firm Previously Known As MariCar Fails Spectacularly

    Raises less than 1 percent of its target goal

    Remember MariCar? It's a company which offers go-kart tours around Tokyo, with participants famously dressing up as characters from the Super Mario series. As you can imagine, this annoyed Nintendo, which took MariCar to court for copyright infringement case against the karting firm in 2017. It was...

    • Japan
    • MariCar
    • Mario Kart
  • News PlatinumGames Addresses Wonderful 101 Kickstarter Custom Fees, And Backers Aren't Happy

    Things go from bad to worse

    Last weekend, it was brought to our attention that UK-based backers of the recent The Wonderful 101 Kickstarter campaign had been hit with import fees of around £17, an extra cost that fans weren't aware of when backing the project. It seems that only the UK has been impacted, all thanks to a strange decision on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • PlatinumGames
    • Kickstarter
  • News Switch Owners Can Claim A Free Game Today If They Already Own One Of These Titles

    But you'll have to act fast

    Want to get your hands on a brand new Switch game for free today? Of course you do! Today sees the launch of Infini on Nintendo Switch, a psychedelic adventure filled with puzzles, distinct worlds and more than 100 levels. Despite only launching today, you can get it for the low cost of £0 / $0 if you already own one of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Random These Fan-Made Pokémon LEGO Models Are Incredible

    A Pokémon Master Builder

    We don't know about you, but whenever we sit down and try to build something with LEGO, we find ourselves hopelessly picking up different bricks, staring at them in hopes that they might magically hop across the table and create something that our minds simply can't imagine. Thankfully, there are plenty of people out there...

    • Pokemon
    • LEGO
    • Random
  • Japanese Charts Animal Crossing Returns To Number One And Smashes A New Switch Sales Record

    Nintendo takes eight of top ten

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 22nd - 28th June, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has returned to its usual spot at the top of the chart. With last week's number one, The Last of Us Part II, dropping down to fourth, several of Nintendo's current, popular titles were able to jump back into...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Video Pokémon: Twilight Wings Episode Six Is Now Live

    Catch up on all episodes here

    The sixth episode of the online-exclusive Pokémon anime series, Pokémon: Twilight Wings, is now available to watch. You can check it out for yourself above. We'll let you jump in and watch it for yourself rather than spoiling it ahead of time, but feel free to read its synopsis below. After getting into an argument...

    • Pokemon
    • Anime
  • Guide Pokémon GO Community Days 2020: July Community Day Featured Pokémon - Gastly

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

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

    • Guides
    • Pokemon Go
    • Features
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • Random Yes, You Can Swim In The Winter Months Of Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    In case you were wondering...

    Ever since Nintendo revealed wave one of its "Summer Update", some Animal Crossing: New Horizons players located in the Southern Hemisphere have been worried about not being able to swim because they're currently in the winter months. The promotion for this update was entirely focused on summertime, so it's easy to...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • News EVO 2020 Has Been Officially Cancelled

    Update: The online event has now also been axed

    Update (Fri 3rd Jul, 2020 05:15 BST): EVO 2020's online replacement tournament has now been officially cancelled. The CEO, Joey Cuellar, will no longer be involved with the event after serious allegations of sexual misconduct. Tony Cannon will be replacing him in this role. Below is the full...

    • EVO 2020
    • EVO
    • North America
    • Coronavirus
  • News Captain America Takes A Break From The Avengers To Play Some Fortnite

    The Cap is back

    Fortnite has previously collaborated with musicians, filmmakers, Disney, Star Wars, and Thanos, so it's no surprise to see the first Avenger Captain America has now made his way to the insanely popular free-to-play battle royale game. Yes, if you needed a reason to return to Chapter 2 - Season 3, then this might be it. Keep in mind,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
    • Marvel
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.3.0 Patch Notes - Swimming, Diving, Wet Suits And More

    The first wave of summer fun has arrived

    Following on from the official announcement last week, Nintendo has now rolled out the first-wave summer update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons alongside the version 1.3.0. Below are the full patch notes, courtesy of Nintendo's support page: Ver. 1.3.0 (Released July 2, 2020) The software has been updated...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Updates
  • Video 12 Exciting New Games Coming To Nintendo Switch In July

    Another great month

    This month is going to be action-packed for Switch owners. If you're able to resist Catherine: Full Body early next week, you can instead jump into the brilliant retro-inspired 2D action-RPG CrossCode a few days later or the sequel to Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon. If Bloodstained isn't enough,

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Thursday2nd Jul 2020

  • Random Brie Larson's Boyfriend Said She Was Taking Super Mario Galaxy Too Seriously, So She Threw Him Out

    Perfectly reasonable, if you ask us

    Those of you who positively love moaning about the fact that we cover Brie Larson way too much here at Nintendo Life are going to get a kick out of this story, because the Academy Award-winning actor – famous for her roles in Captain Marvel, 21 Jump Street and Room (as we

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    • Brie Larson
    • YouTube
  • Video See Ocarina Of Time's Lon Lon Ranch Inside Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

    New mod brings back an iconic location

    Ever wanted to see how one of the Legend of Zelda franchise's most iconic locations, Lon Lon Ranch, would look inside Breath of the Wild's Hyrule? Well, friends, you're most certainly in luck. Modder Waikuteru, who we featured on the site recently for an impressive attempt at placing Skyward Sword's Sandship...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Mods
  • News The Super Mario 64 PC Port Just Got A 60fps Patch

    Smoother than before

    The Super Mario 64 PC mod - that Nintendo tried to take legal action against - has certainly come a long way since its unofficial release in May. When it first arrived it included 4K and ultra-widescreen support and in the following month, modders added in a modern Mario model and some imp

    • Nintendo
    • Super Mario
    • Legal
    • N64
    • Retro
  • News New Video Gives Us Our Best Ever Look At Super Nintendo World

    What a sight to behold

    If you've been keeping an eye on our coverage of Super Nintendo World over the past few weeks, you'll have seen a number of aerial photographs, shots from the ground, and even a video of Y

    • Super Nintendo World
    • Universal
    • Japan
  • News Splatoon 2 Version 5.2.2 Update Patch Notes

    More changes and fixes to multiplayer

    Nintendo might have officially stopped supporting Splatoon 2 with regular Splatfest, but it's still updating the game on a regular basis. The popular squid shooter has already received three updates this year, and now to add to this, it's received a fourth. Below are the full details, according to the official...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Updates
  • News Namcot Collection: Series 1 Pulled From Japanese eShop After Customers Receive Wrong Games

    Update: DLC returns on July 8th

    Update: It has been confirmed that the DLC for Namcot Collection Series 1 will be returning to the Japanese eShop on July 8th. Phew! Original Story [Thu 18th Jun, 2020 15:30 BST]: Well, here's a strange one. Namcot Collection: Series 1, a free-to-start bundle available in Japan, has been removed from the Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
  • News Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Gets Boss Revenge And Customisation Updates Today

    All for free!

    As promised, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is receiving a couple of welcome updates today on Nintendo Switch, introducing a Boss Revenge mode and some new customisation options. The best part? They're both free! The updates were first mentioned last month when the team unveiled a 2020 development roadmap, detailing a number of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News GC Loader Ditches The GameCube's DVD Drive So You Can Run Games From An SD Card

    DVD drive playing up? This might be what you're after...

    A short while back, we reported on a new optical drive emulator option for the Sega Saturn and Sega Dreamcast, and we've since been made aware of another product which does very much the same thing – but for the Nintendo GameCube. The GC Loader is GameCube DVD drive replacement that allows...

    • Retro
    • GameCube
  • News Minecraft Dungeons Version 1.3.2.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    New features, balancing changes and bug fixes

    Mojang has today released its first DLC pack for Minecraft Dungeons. Along with this is a free update for the game. Version 1.3.2.0 adds new features, makes some game balancing changes and also fixes a lot of bugs that have been affecting the experience. Here's the full update, courtesy of the official...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Minecraft Dungeons
    • Mojang
    • Updates
  • Review Biped - A Polished, Nintendo-Style Experience That's A Little On The Short Side

    The true walking simulator

    The simple act of walking in video games is rarely, if ever, a challenging endeavour. It’s more likely that we’re asked to perform more complex moves like jumping, punching, or kicking, but walking is more of an immediate, automatic action that we probably take for granted. Biped flips this concept on its head, and...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Nintendo Download 2nd July (North America)

    Catherine: Full Body, Superliminal & Vigor!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch: Catherine: Full Body (Atlus, Tue 7th...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Jump Rope Challenge Gets A Free Update - Adds Nintendo Costumes, New Backgrounds, And A New Ability

    You can now double-under

    One Switch release nobody saw coming was Jump Rope Challenge. It was developed by a small group of Nintendo developers while working from home in Japan and is available on the eShop until the end of September. Surprisingly it's now been updated with new themed costumes, new backgrounds, and the ability to double jump. The...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Dead Cells Has Now Sold 3 Million Copies, New Update Detailed

    Dead sells

    Motion Twin and Evil Empire have announced that Dead Cells has now surpassed three million sales over the course of its lifetime. The game first launched on Switch in August 2018 and was initially available on Steam Early Access the year before. As it happens, the game has also just received its 19th update on PC, bringing a number of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News RPG Maker MV Gets A New Switch Release Date After Lengthy Delay

    Western release locked in

    NIS America has confirmed a new release date for the upcoming RPG Maker MV. It'll launch on Switch on 8th September in North America, slightly later on 11th September in Europe, and a week later on the 18th in Oceania. The game was originally planned to launch way back in February 2019 before being delayed, and while we've...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Nintendo Download 2nd July (Europe)

    Trials of Cold Steel III! Dune Sea! Keen!

    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 Legend of Heroes: Trails of...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Save The Date, Devolver Digital's Direct Broadcast Airs On 11th July

    Filling the void

    With E3 cancelled this year, every video game company is doing its own thing. Admittedly, it's not that much different for the publisher Devolver Digital. As usual, it'll be hosting its own pre-recorded and presumably violent conference. Take a look below: As noted, it'll air next week (via Twitch) on 11th July at 12 pm PST / 3...

    • Devolver Digital
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Jaleco's P-47: Thunderbolt Joins The Arcade Archives Roster Today

    Take down enemies on land, sea and in the air!

    Hamster has announced that NMK and Jaleco's side-scrolling shmup P-47 Thunderbolt is joining its Arcade Archives range today. Originally released on Jaleco's Mega System 1 arcade system back in 1988, P-47 Thunderbolt (also known as "P-47: The Freedom Fighter" and "P-47: The Phantom Fighter" elsewhere...

    • Switch eShop
    • Arcade Archives
  • News Loot Boxes Are The Same As Gambling, Says The UK's House Of Lords

    "There is a connection... between loot box spending and problem gambling"

    Loot boxes in video games have been something of a contentious topic for a while now, and the UK's House of Lords ("The House of Lords Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry", to be precise) has just added its voice to the conversation,...

    • FIFA
    • Loot Boxes
    • UK
    • Legal
  • News NBA 2K21's Legend Edition Will Pay Tribute To The Late Kobe Bryant

    Will be known as the 'Mamba Forever' Edition instead

    2K has revealed that NBA 2K21's 'Legend Edition' will be replaced by the 'Mamba Forever' Edition in tribute to Kobe Bryant, who passed away this year at the age of 41. This edition will be available in current and next-gen variants showing a painted image of Bryant at two different points in his...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NBA 2K
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Reminder The First DLC Pack For Minecraft Dungeons Is Now Available

    Welcome to the jungle

    Mojang's Minecraft spin-off - Minecraft Dungeons - has just received its first DLC pack, Jungle Awakens. It adds three new story missions, new weapons, new armor, new artifacts, and some dangerous puzzles. There are also new mobs, and the "wicked" Jungle Abomination to defeat. If you own the Hero Edition (available for $29.99...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
    • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Feature Missile Dancer Dev Terarin Games On Shmup Design, Future Plans And Embracing Western Players

    "Shmups have a simple mechanism, but making good shmups is difficult"

    Like so many Japanese gamers, Terarin Games' Junichi Terayama grew up with Nintendo. "The first video game I played was Xevious on the Famicom. However, I didn't have a Famicom as a kid; I was playing it at my friend's house." Despite the lack of unrestricted access to the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Japan
    • Interviews

Wednesday1st Jul 2020

  • News Here's Your First Look At Crysis Remastered Running On Nintendo Switch

    Update: But it's been delayed

    Update: After seeing fans' reactions to the leaked footage and screenshots of Crysis Remastered over the past couple of days, Crytek has announced that it will delay the game's launch on all platforms. The following message was shared to social media today (you can find our original article with the new Switch trailer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Appears To Be Dropping The 3DS From Its HackerOne Bug Bounty Program

    It had a good run

    Nintendo has made a name for itself over the past generation rolling out regular firmware updates for systems like the 3DS that improve the overall system stability and security. It seems, though, that its support for this particular device may finally be winding down after nine years. Well known Nintendo dataminer OatmealDome...

    • 3DS
    • Nintendo
  • Feature Best Switch Demos - Try Before You Buy On Switch eShop

    Play before outlay

    After three short years, the amount of quality games available on Switch is simply staggering. Nintendo's system has quite literally thousands of titles to enjoy, many of them absolutely free to download and play, and many of the others with free demos available on the Switch eShop, so you can try before you buy. Below we've...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Best Switch Games
    • Switch eShop
    • Demo
  • News Paper Mario: The Origami King Features A Seamless Open World And "Huge Maps"

    "There are huge maps to explore at every turn"

    We're just a couple of weeks away from the launch of Paper Mario: The Origami King, the latest title in Mario's much-loved spin-off series and the first to appear on Switch. We already know that some features, such as the game's battle system, have been somewhat reworked for the new game, but we now...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Paper Mario
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Capcom Says "No" To Monster Hunter World On Nintendo Switch (Again)

    But something else might be in the pipeline

    One game a lot of people would really like to be able to play on Switch is Monster Hunter World. Capcom has already explained how the game was built ground-up for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but that hasn't stopped the question from popping up at least once a year on average. Most recently, at the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
    • Capcom
  • Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For July And August 2020

    Paper Mario, Deadly Premonition 2 and more!

    July has arrived, and we don't know about you but we're still blasting away with the likes of XCOM 2, BioShock and Borderlands Legendary Collections from the end of May. Add to that June's Clubhouse Games and Bu

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
    • Features
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Becomes Switch's First Game To Sell 5 Million Boxed Copies In Japan

    A huge achievement

    According to Famitsu's Japanese chart estimates, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has now surpassed five million physical sales in Nintendo's home region. The game is the first on Switch to reach the impressive milestone. The five million sales total has been achieved in just over three months and leaves New Horizons comfortably...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Sales Figures
    • Japan
  • News 16-Year-Old Student Arrested For Allegedly Threatening To "Blow Up Konami’s Headquarters"

    Individual was upset by connectivity problems with Konami's PES mobile game

    A 16-year-old student has been arrested in Japan for allegedly threatening to blow up Konami's Tokyo headquarters. According to Yomiuri, the suspect made the threats between June 16th and June 18th on the review section of an online app store. Another Japanese outlet,

    • Konami
    • Japan
  • Review Mr. Driller: DrillLand - As Much Fun As It Was 18 Years Ago, If Not More So

    Want a great puzzler? Bosch, here's one

    There was a time when Mr. Driller was widely considered one of the best puzzle series around. After the first game hit arcades in late 1999, it spawned a bunch of sequels throughout the following decade, with 11 different versions launching in 10 years. And then... nothing. We haven’t had a new one since...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News YouTube Doesn't Seem To Work In The Wii U Browser Anymore

    Fortunately, the app still works

    Another nail has seemingly been driven into the Wii U's coffin. According to multiple sources, YouTube no longer supports the system's internet browser. For many users, this was the preferred way to view YouTube videos on the system. Now, if you attempt to load a video on YouTube within the Wii U browser, you'll be...

    • Wii U
    • Nintendo
    • YouTube
  • Random Fans Have Made Their Very Own Splatoon 2 Instruction Manual

    Remember the good old days?

    We know we've said this plenty of times before, but we sure do miss the good old days of flicking through a game's manual. We imagine a fair few of you will have similar memories to us, picking up a new game from the store and eagerly looking through the booklet on the way home before loading it up, but that's sadly...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Random
  • News Smash Bros. Celebrates Min Min's Arrival With An Appropriately-Themed Tournament

    Starts this Friday

    It's been a big week for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with the arrival of Min Min and Version 8.0.0, and now to top it off Nintendo is hosting a special tournament that's only open to fighters who are proud of their arms and fists. Do you see where this going? The main representative of this tournament is Min Min from ARMS, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Review Yes, Your Grace - A Curious Mix Of Kingdom Management And Medieval Adventure

    Red weddings and royal whodunnits

    Modern European royalty has things easy. Without any form of meaningful power to wield, all they have to deal with is intra-family bickering and the odd scandal. The regal protagonist of Yes, Your Grace has to deal with all this, plus a kingdom on the brink of bankruptcy, starvation, and a drug epidemic. Oh, and...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News UK Nintendo Switch Sales Are Off To An Impressive Start In 2020

    A significant boost year-on-year

    Nintendo is reportedly enjoying a strong start to the year in the UK with Switch hardware sales being significantly up year-on-year. According to a new report from VGC, Nintendo Switch sales have more than doubled in the first half of 2020 compared to that very same period last year. VGC says that this surge in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
  • News Nintendo's Free eShop Game Jump Rope Challenge Is Keeping Switch Owners Active

    Mixing fitness with fun

    One release that popped up out of nowhere last month was Jump Rope Challenge. It's a free Switch eShop download that's available until this September. The aim of it - as you probably already know - is to jump at least 100 times per day. As basic as it is, it seems Switch players around the world are sticking with this new...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Ninjala Surpasses 2 Million Downloads, All Players To Receive Free Gift

    And a new dev diary appears

    Last week saw the launch of Ninjala on Nintendo Switch, a new online arena brawler that's often been likened to Nintendo's own Splatoon, and publisher GungHo Online Entertainment has revealed that it has now surpassed a whopping two million downloads. It actually managed to generate one million downloads in its first 16...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Co-Op Puzzle Platformer Rez Plz Brings A Deathly Twist To Switch Later This Month

    Release date confirmed

    Update: It has now been confirmed that Rez Plz, an upcoming puzzle platformer with an intriguing character resurrection mechanic, will launch on Switch on 15th July for $14.99. A brand new gameplay trailer has also been released today (above). REZ PLZ is a pixel-art puzzle platformer with a new twist on co-op and single...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Team17's Frantic Action-Platformer Neon Abyss Gets Free Demo On Switch

    Download today!

    On 14th July, run ‘n’ gun action-platformer Neon Abyss will launch on Nintendo Switch. If you can't wait to get stuck in, or if you're eager to see what it's all about, you'll be pleased to know that a free demo will be available on the eShop starting from today. The free download lets you jump right into the game’s frantic...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Ninjala Season 2 And 3 To Add New Stages, Weapons, Spectator Mode And More

    Here's what's coming next

    If you've been enjoying your first few days with Ninjala, you'll be excited to know that the developers have plenty more content up their sleeves, all ready to be unleashed in new, upcoming seasons. Details for both Season 2 and Season 3 have now been revealed, including teases for new stages, weapons, costumes, Season...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Puzzle-Platformer Ageless Lands On Switch Later This Month

    "A pixel-art world of wonder"

    Team17 and developer One More Dream Studios have announced that their upcoming puzzle-platformer Ageless will be launching on Nintendo Switch on 28th July. If you need a quick reminder, the game tells the story of Kiara, who embarks on a magical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious bow that can age and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Bandai Namco Hosting "Play Anime Live" Digital Showcase Later This Month

    Expect news, trailers and more

    If you love anime, you might be interested in checking out Bandai Namco's "Play Anime Live" digital showcase later this month. The publisher promises to share the latest news and trailers about upcoming anime video games coming to console, PC, and mobile devices. This live event will be streamed across YouTube,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bandai Namco
    • Anime

Tuesday30th Jun 2020

  • News Game Freak Adds Item To Pokémon Sword And Shield That "Doesn't Exist" Yet

    Thankfully, it's all sorted now

    Earlier today, while trainers around the globe were trying to claim a shiny version of the mythical Zeraora in Pokémon HOME, there were some other issues playing out in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Game Freak rolled out a brand new Max Raid Battle event including various Steel-type and Rock-type pocket monsters.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 8.0.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    DLC, fighter adjustments and much more

    As you probably already know, Min Min from ARMS has joined the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster as a DLC fighter. She's the character to be featured in Fighters Pass 2 and comes with a new stage and music tracks. To top it off, Nintendo has now rolled out Version 8.0.0 of Smash Ultimate. Like past updates,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Updates
  • News Nintendo President Apologises For Joy-Con Drift, Can't Comment Further Due To Ongoing Lawsuit

    The lawsuit rages on

    You've probably heard of Joy-Con 'drift' by now, right? This hardware issue causes the controller's analogue stick to register movement even when it isn't being touched, and we've seen plenty of Switch owners complain about the strange phenomenon happening to them over the past few years. Not everyone has come up against the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Joy-Con Drift
    • Hardware
  • News Pokémon HOME Servers Struggle To Keep Up With The Demand For Shiny Zeraora

    Update: The service has been restored

    Update 2 (Tue 30th Jun, 2020 6:10 BST): The Pokémon HOME service is now back online. You should now be able to boot up your mobile version of HOME. and redeem Shiny Zeraora. You can also claim a Sword and Shield code for Armorite Ore. Update (Tue 30th Jun, 2020 04:10 BST): HOME is currently undergoing...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Home
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mobile
  • News Nintendo Scraps The Sale Of Digital Game Download Codes At European Retailers

    The eShop is now your only choice

    Nintendo has decided to scrap the sale of digital download codes for its games at European retailers, effective from 1st July, 2020. For years now, Nintendo fans have had a number of different ways to purchase their favourite games. You can grab a boxed copy of your chosen game from physical retailers or online,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Nintendo Says Directs Are 'Incredibly Effective', But They Might Not Be Around Forever

    Almost 10 months have passed since the last major Direct

    Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has said that the company still believes Direct presentations to be an 'incredibly effective' way of sharing new info, despite the fact that it has now been almost ten months since the last major presentation. That last show came in September 2019, with...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Direct
  • News Fire Emblem-Style Strategy RPG The War Of Genesis: Remnants Of Gray Is Coming To Switch

    Only confirmed for South Korean at present, though

    Publisher LINE Games and developer Studio ReG have announced that the strategy RPG The War of Genesis: Remnants of Gray is coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2022. Built using Unreal Engine 4, the game is a remake of the first and second War of Genesis titles. A South Korean release is confirmed for...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Open-World Cyberpunk RPG Dex Comes To Nintendo Switch This July

    'Deep RPG mechanics and side-scrolling 2D action'

    Qubic Games has announced that Dex, a cyberpunk RPG set in a 2D open world, will be launching on Nintendo Switch on 24th July. Combining that open-world design with 2D side-scrolling, this new action RPG has you playing as the titular Dex, a "mysterious blue-haired girl on a mission to take down the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Review Star Wars Episode I: Racer - This N64 Cult Classic Doesn't Quite Make The Podium In 2020

    The Race of Skywalker

    A long time ago in, erm, this galaxy, a game called Star Wars Episode I: Racer was a smash hit, leading to dozens of enthusiastic magazine reviews with the byline "now this is podracing!" Unfortunately, the intervening years have been unkind to the Star Wars prequels, but does that hindsight extend to this thoroughly...

    • Reviews
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    • Star Wars
  • News Nintendo Provides An Update On Potential Game Delays Due To COVID-19

    We could see delays in the future

    The coronavirus pandemic has had a pretty significant impact on Nintendo's ability to produce and distribute Switch systems. The company first admitted that production had been affected way back in January, and after months of supply issues, it was only earlier this week that we first heard about the situation...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Coronavirus
  • Review Ninjala - A Vibrant And Surprisingly Strategic Arena Brawler, But There's Room For Improvement

    Stuck on you

    Much has already been made of the fact that Ninjala so closely resembles Nintendo’s very own Splatoon and yes, the similarities on an artistic level are pretty striking and plain for all to see. However, spend more than a few cursory moments with GungHo’s free-to-play effort and you’ll find a game that works very differently to...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Turns Out NBA Jam Has Been Cheating The Chicago Bulls All This Time

    "Make sure you pick the Pistons over the Bulls"

    If you're a Netflix subscriber, you'll no doubt have seen the excellent basketball documentary series, The Last Dance. It charts the incredible story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls during one of the most exciting periods in the history of the sport. It also spends a bit of time covering the...

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  • News Nintendo's Directors Receive New Approval Ratings - Here's How Shareholders Voted

    Furukawa, Miyamoto and more

    Every time Nintendo holds one of its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, its directors are faced with a new series of votes from shareholders to assess their approval ratings. Today, the day of the 80th annual meeting, is no different, and we have a record of how the votes went down below. Shareholders were asked to...

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    • Shareholders
  • News Crysis Remastered Gameplay Trailer And Release Date Leak Ahead Of Official Announcement

    Here we go again

    Once again, new information regarding the upcoming Crysis Remastered release has leaked ahead of time, this time thanks to a listing on the Microsoft Store. The official Crysis YouTube channel has begun a countdown to the game's gameplay footage premiere, which is set to go live tomorrow. The Microsoft Store

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Evercade Retro System To Receive Oliver Twins Collection Cartridge, All Profits Will Go To Charity

    Update: Available for pre-order now

    Update: You can pre-order The Oliver Twins Collection and Xeno Crisis / Tanglewood double-pack now using the links below: <products id="12611"> <products id="12612"> Original Story [Wed 10th Jun, 2020 12:00 BST]: A brand new collection of games has been revealed for the Evercade retro system today,...

    • Evercade
    • Retro
  • News ARMS Dev Celebrates Min Min's Arrival In Smash Ultimate With Some New Artwork

    Lovely stuff

    It's another special moment for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with today marking the release of the ARMS character Min Min. This also happens to be quite an exciting time for the development team behind ARMS and to celebrate this very special occasion, it's shared an all-star illustration. @SmashBrosJP In commemoration of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • ARMS
  • Random The Last Of Us Director Admits He's A Nintendo Fan In Podcast With Reggie Fils-Aimé

    He loves Super Mario!

    As you may know, ex-Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé has been hosting a special 'Talking Games with Reggie & Harold' podcast over the past few weeks. Alongside author Harold Goldberg, the podcast has had a number of games industry guests such as Geoff Keighley and Xbox head, Phil Spencer. The latest and...

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    • Neil Druckmann
  • Random Can You 'Guess That Game'? - Nintendo Shares A Brand New Quiz

    Think you know your Nintendo games?

    Well, here's something fun to pass the time - a brand new quiz shared by none other than Nintendo itself. In the video above, you're presented with three games which have been heavily blurred. For each one, you have just a handful of seconds to try and guess what game is hiding behind the blurry visuals; they get...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Random
  • News You Can Now Play As Min Min In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Armed and ready!

    Following on from her reveal last week, the ARMS fighter Min Min is now available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This is the first character to be added to Fighters Pass 2 and comes with 18 ARMS songs and the themed stage, Spring Stadium. If you have already purchased the second Fighters Pass, it's simply a matter of updating your...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • ARMS
    • DLC
  • News WaterField's Latest Premium Switch Case Is The 'Dash Express', An Ultra-Light, Sleek Solution

    With fancy Italian 'Forza' fabric, no less

    WaterField, a San-Francisco-based accessory maker, has unveiled its latest premium Switch storage solution, the 'Dash Express'. Available for both the original Switch model and the Switch Lite, this new case is said to offer an "ultra-light, sleek" solution for taking your console out and about, either as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • News Herzog Zwei Is The Next Sega Ages Classic To Come To Switch

    With online play and other improvements

    Sega has confirmed that Technosoft's seminal RTS title Herzog Zwei is the next game to get the Sega Ages treatment on Switch. Initially announced for Switch back in 2019, Herzog Zwei originally launched on the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis in 1989 and is cited as an inspiration by the developers of

    • Sega Ages
    • Sega
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  • Deals Pokémon Fan? Check Out This New Line Of Pikachu-COOL & Pikachu-POP Gear For Your Switch

    Tough to 'chus a fave

    Ask a random stranger on the street to name a Pocket Monster and there's a good chance that a certain yellow mouse will be the Pokémon that passes their lips (assuming they can name one at all). Sure, Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Eevee have their fans – and there are a handful of post-Gen I Pokémon that might pop up...

    • Deals
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    • Japan
  • News King Of Kong's Stars Rack Up Personal Best Scores Within Days Of Each Other

    "The basement dwellers can talk from their keyboards"

    2007's King of Kong is one of the seminal video game documentaries. It charted the epic battle between legendary high-score holder and hot sauce-maker Billy Mitchell and the underdog Steve Wiebe. At the conclusion of the movie, Wiebe had made gaming history and the film has gone on to become a...

    • Donkey Kong
    • Billy Mitchell
    • Steve Wiebe
    • High Scores
  • Hands On Fuser Cues Up A Potent, Peripheral-Free Mix Of Harmonix's Music Game History

    The crowd say "Bo selecta"

    What exactly is Fuser? The upcoming title from Harmonix--the musical maestros behind Frequency, Amplitude, the original Guitar Hero titles and the Rock Band series--can be difficult to parse from screenshots alone. There's no mesmeric note-filled runway rolling towards you, and while the coloured decks along the bottom of...

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Monday29th Jun 2020

  • Guide Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour Times And Mystery Bonus Hour Times: This Week's Featured Pokémon And Mystery Bonus - 30th June

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

    Note: While Niantic has temporarily altered some elements of Pokémon GO gameplay and postponed certain events in light of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting most parts of the world, weekly Spotlight Hours and Mystery Bonus Hours appear to be continuing. Different countries and...

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    • Mobile
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  • News Nintendo Switch 'Save Data' Maintenance Scheduled Over Next Couple Of Days

    Network services may become unavailable

    Nintendo has provided details on an upcoming spot of maintenance set to take place over the next couple of days. The maintenance shouldn't impact your gaming time too much, but could interfere with some online services. Two sessions are planned this week, relating to cloud saves and the transferring of...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Star Wars Episode I: Racer Is Getting Several Physical Edition Releases On Switch

    Standard, Classic, Collectors

    Limited Run Games has today unveiled a number of physical edition releases for Star Wars Episode I: Racer, which launched digitally on Switch just last week. Pre-orders are set to go live on Limited Run's website from Friday 10th July at 7am PT / 10am ET. You'll be able to snag a standard physical copy, or you could...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Star Wars
  • News Metroid Prime 4 Dev Retro Studios Continues Exciting Hire Spree With Call Of Duty: Black Ops Veteran

    The team grows again

    Retro Studios, the Nintendo subsidiary currently working on the highly anticipated Metroid Prime 4, has reportedly boosted its ranks with yet another industry veteran. As spotted by VGC, the studio has hired Bharathwaj ‘Bat’ Nandakumar as lead engineer. Previously, Nandakumar held specialist engineer and senior software...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Metroid
    • Retro Studios
  • Review Urban Flow - An Accessible And Absorbing Traffic Toy Box

    We like traffic lights

    Traffic is stressful. A game about directing traffic should be stressful. Urban Flow isn't. If anything, it's quite a zen experience; more so with each additional player you bring into the game. It's a game that anyone can play, with a premise that can be explained to anyone in a matter of seconds. This is a tremendous...

    • Reviews
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  • UK Charts 3DS Game Bravely Second: End Layer Makes A Surprise Leap To Second Place

    Outselling the new SpongeBob game

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 27th June, revealing that the highest-charting game on a Nintendo system is none other than Bravely Second: End Layer, a 3DS game that launched back in 2016. It's naturally quite a surprise to see the game jump into such a high position from nowhere, but the sudden boost...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Review Blair Witch - A Decent Horror Romp That Doesn't Quite Live Up To Its Tantalising Premise

    The Blair Switch Project

    1999's The Blair Witch Project was something of a milestone in modern cinema history. An independent, low budget hit that made mega-profits at the box office, it was the first truly successful "found footage" movie (although not "the" first) as well as the first to cleverly employ the internet in a viral marketing campaign...

    • Reviews
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  • Deals You Can Already Buy SpongeBob: Battle For Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated For Under £20 (UK)

    Less than a week after launch

    The game hasn't even been out for a whole week yet, but Switch owners in the UK can already get their hands on a copy of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated for less than £20. It launched on 23rd June with an RRP of £24.99, a price which remains intact on the Switch eShop. Despite only being...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
    • Deals
  • News This Officially Licensed Pikachu Switch Joy-Con Grip Is Now Available To Pre-Order

    'It's electrifying!'

    Hoping to give your Switch's Joy-Con a whole new spark? Looking to dazzle your friends with an electrifying controller setup? Already getting fed up of our electricity-based puns? Then keep on reading (and sorry). Yes, this brand new and officially-licensed Joy-Con grip is now up for pre-order at Amazon. Priced at $14.99, the...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • News Fan Turns Broken SNES Into A Working Switch Dock

    Even the eject button (kind of) works

    If you fancy a new project to take on while you're stuck at home, or if you happen to have a broken SNES already lying around, perhaps it's time to turn one into a custom, fully-working Switch dock? Remember last month when we shared Reddit user IMOKRUOK's work on a broken NES, which transformed the faulty...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • SNES
    • Retro
  • News Circle Of Football Has No Rules And Absurd Characters, And It's Coming To Switch This Year

    Even the pitches are bonkers

    We've had a few arcade-style, comedy-based football games making an appearance over the last few months, and this latest title offers up a particularly quirky cast of characters and kickabout chaos. Described as a fast-paced football game with no referee and no rules, Circle of Football has you competing against your...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Musical Action-Adventure No Straight Roads Pushed Back To August, Physical Edition Planned

    Not releasing tomorrow after all

    Update (Mon 29th Jun, 2020 15:20 BST): Sold Out and Metronomik have today revealed that musical action-adventure game No Straight Roads will now be launching on 25th August, rather than its originally-planned release date of 30th June. Despite the delay, Switch owners will be pleased to know that a physical version...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Mini Review Missile Dancer - Ardent Shmup Fans Should Lock-On To This Amazing Indie Blaster From Japan

    Get it locked in

    Taking inspiration from the likes of Eighting's Soukyugurentai and Taiti's 'Storm' series of shooters, Missile Dancer is a vertically-scrolling shmup with simple yet addictive mechanics; holding down your shot button causes a targeting circle to expand around your craft, and any enemies caught in this circle will be considered...

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    • Mini Reviews
  • News Ben 10: Power Trip Announced For Nintendo Switch

    A "herotastic co-op open world adventure"

    Bandai Namco has announced a brand new game in the Ben 10 universe for Nintendo Switch. Called Ben 10: Power Trip, it'll launch on 9th October. The game features an all-new adventure in which Ben must team up with longtime rival Kevin 11 to battle the evil magician Hex. It's being released in partnership...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Developer Walkthrough Shows New Ary And The Secret Of Seasons Gameplay Footage

    Launching this September

    Today, Modus Games has shared a brand new video for its upcoming game, Ary and the Secret of Seasons. It gives us a look at some new gameplay footage, along with developer commentary. You can check it out for yourself above - hosted by Ary and the Secret of Seasons lead writer, Genese Davis, it shows the titular character...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Sunday28th Jun 2020

  • Soapbox I’m Super Excited About The Future Of Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    But what exactly is beyond the new horizon?

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons director Aya Kyogoku recently said that she sees New Horizons as the beginning of Animal Crossing’s third generation. That begs the question, how will this generation develop as we move forwards? After all, Animal Crossing superfans are still going to be playing New Horizons...

    • Features
    • Animal Crossing
    • Soapbox
  • News Ori Dev Thinks It Would Be "Extremely Difficult" To Get The Sequel Running At 60fps On Switch

    And has nothing to share about a port right now

    One of the surprise announcements of 2019 was when we found out Xbox Game Studios would be publishing Ori and the Blind Forest on the Switch eShop. The game made its debut on the hybrid system a month after it was announced and since then we've been wondering if we'll ever get the chance to play the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Moon Studios
  • News Wonderful 101 Kickstarter Backers Hit With Customs Charges And Handling Fees

    "this is PlatinumGames’ fault"

    The Wonderful 101: Remastered Kickstarter campaign was a huge success, but admittedly the release of the game (both digitally and physically) hasn't gone quite as smoothly. Most recently, backers located in the UK have reported being hit with import fees of about £17.00. An email we received from Nintendo Life user...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
    • The Wonderful 101
    • Europe
  • News Here's Your Very First Look At The Cuphead Show "Coming Soon" To Netflix

    Based on the hit video game

    Cuphead has been ported across to the Nintendo Switch and even featured as a Mii Fighter costume in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and now the next step is to transform the run 'n gun platformer into a Netflix series. Yes, in case you didn't already know, last July Netflix announced it would be releasing an animated series...

    • Cuphead
    • Netflix
  • News Aspyr Releases Its First Update For Star Wars Episode 1: Racer

    Resolves issues with motion controls

    Earlier this week saw the return of 1999 classic, Star Wars Episode 1: Racer. Compared to Aspyr's previous Star Wars releases on the Nintendo Switch, this one has had a much smoother launch. To further improve the overall experience for Switch players, Aspyr has now rolled out Version 1.0.1. It resolves some...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Star Wars
    • Update
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  • News Square Enix Will Announce Several New Titles Between July And August

    Just don't expect a press conference

    It's been a very different year for the video game industry so far. Instead of the usual E3 conferences taking place all within the same week, publishers have decided to spread things out and host their own online events. Other companies have been dropping individual announcements. Nintendo, for example,...

    • Industry
    • Square Enix
    • E3
  • Review The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters - A Gorgeous Horror Adventure That Fans Of The Genre Will Love

    Sibling rivalry

    An interesting way to compare and contrast popular media from around the world is to look at how different cultures handle horror, because there are distinct trends that can be observed. American horror, for example, often has a focus on spectacle through blood, gore and other attention-grabbing, shocking imagery, but beneath all...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Mini Review Darius Cozmic Collection Console - A Surprisingly Varied Selection Of Home Ports

    Thou shalt blast a fishy on your little Switchy

    Having covered the coin-operated portion of the acclaimed Darius series of shmups (with the exception of G-Darius and Dariusburst, which are on the upcoming Darius Cozmic Revelation), we now come to the console side of the franchise, which is represented almost completely here. Unfortunately, that...

    • Mini Reviews
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    • Darius
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #49 - Bust-A-Move / Puzzle Bobble

    Bust-a-Bobble

    Welcome once again to Box Art Brawl, our weekly poll to discover which of three regional box art variants sits at the top of the tree. Last week we scrutinised Natsume's Wild Guns on Super NES. Following a classic Western-style gunfight, North America emerged from the smoke victorious, growling at second place Japan and third place...

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    • Retro
    • SNES
    • Taito
  • Mini Review Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade - Coin-Op Highlights From Taito's Seminal Shooter Series

    The REAL sushi striker

    Taito's beloved Darius series took its sweet game to appear in a dedicated compilation. Until now, only 2006's jam-packed Taito Legends 2 package represented the series with the latter titles Darius Gaiden and G-Darius, but with the release of Darius Cozmic Collection, we finally have a near-complete museum of this venerable...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Darius

Saturday27th Jun 2020

  • News Someone Created A Hand-Drawn Guide For The Original Zelda And It's Breathtaking

    Puts Navi to shame!

    Back in the 1980s, the original Legend of Zelda for the NES was a massive success. People all over the world were journeying into the land of Hyrule for the very first time, figuring out its puzzles and spilling its secrets on the playground, in the breakroom, at the pub, you name it. Many of its riddles were extremely cryptic...

    • NES
    • Retro
    • Art
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  • Community Check Out 12 Switch Games We Missed, Recommended By You

    A dozen gems that slipped through our net

    Over three years since Nintendo's console first launched, Switch eShop has so many games available to download that it's impossible to keep up with them all. While we do our best to review as much as we can based on what we think you'll be most interested in, there are inevitably good games that will slip...

    • Community
    • Features
    • Reader Recommendations
    • Switch eShop
  • Review The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III - Falcom's Famous Series Was Worth The Wait On Switch

    Class Act

    Nihon Falcom’s long-running The Legend of Heroes series finally hits Nintendo Switch in this third entry in the epic Trails of Cold Steel story arc, a direct sequel to Trails of Cold Steel II that takes place less than two years after the Erebonian Civil War portrayed in both that game and its epic predecessor. This is an enormous,...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Mojang Launches Its First DLC Pack For Minecraft Dungeons Next Week

    A free update is also on the way

    As you might recall, Mojang's new Minecraft spin-off - Minecraft Dungeons - is receiving a new DLC pack next month. Now, in the latest post over on the Minecraft website, it's been officially confirmed "Jungle Awakens" will be arriving on 1st July. The first pack will include three new story missions and new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
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  • Feature The Unsung Genius Who Tempted Nintendo's President To Pick Up A Joypad

    "He could see the Promised Land, but wasn't allowed to enter it"

    The world of video games, like any other, is full of seemingly inconsequential moments which cause ripples that become shockwaves that can determine not just the course of a single company, but the entire industry. With Nintendo, there are numerous moments like this; Gunpei Yokoi's...

    • Features
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    • Hiroshi Yamauchi
    • Famicom
  • News Universal Studios Japan Postpones Opening Of Super Nintendo World

    Mario fans might have to wait until 2021

    There have already been many delays this year, and now to add to this, Universal Studios in Japan has officially postponed the launch of Super Nintendo World. Sorry folks, but the park will no longer open this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic. It's not exactly a surprise after the 2020 Summer Olympics...

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    • Universal
    • Japan
  • News Inti Creates Announces Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 For Nintendo Switch

    Keiji Inafune returns as action supervisor

    Today, during the BitSummit Gaiden online event, Inti Creates announced it would be bringing back its flagship 2D side-scrolling series Azure Striker Gunvolt for a third outing. Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 is described as a "true blue sequel" to Azure Striker Gunvolt. Like the previous two games, the action...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Keiji Inafune
  • Review Colt Canyon - A Twin-Stick Roguelike With Razor-Sharp Gameplay

    A Fistful of Bullets

    Twin-stick shooters generally have a lot in common with one another. Most of the time, they’ll throw an absurd amount of enemies in your direction, and it’s often an exercise in basic survival against the odds, with bullets flying in every direction possible. Colt Canyon certainly displays aspects of this, but it’s an...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Jupiter Is Releasing A Sega Themed Picross Game On The Nintendo Switch

    "Coming soon"

    Japanese developer Jupiter Corporation - best-known for games like Pokémon Pinball, The World Ends with You and in more recent years the Picross series on the Nintendo Switch - has revealed Picross S: Mega Drive & Mark III Edition is in development for the hybrid platform. This game was teased at the end of a commercial for...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Team Up With A Friend When Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon 2 Arrives On 10th July

    It's dangerous to go alone

    After huge success with his Kickstarter campaign for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Koji Igarashi has decided it's time to release a sequel to the 2018 8-bit title, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon. The announcement was made

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (June 27th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    We've finally made it through another long week, this time full of lots of Super Smash Bros. news, the controversial Pokémon Presents show, and reports that Nintendo is planning on cutting back on its mobile game development. With all of that out of the way, it

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    • What Are You Playing
    • Features