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TodayTue, 18th Dec 2018

  • Random Hideki Kamiya Asks Which Of His Characters You'd Like To See In Smash Bros.

    Cast your votes

    PlatinumGames director Hideki Kamiya has taken to social media to find out which of his beloved characters would be the most wished-for in Super Smash Bros. Four options have been provided, with each character coming from completely different franchises across Kamiya's time at both Capcom and PlatinumGames. You can choose from...

    • Random
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Hideki Kamiya
  • Review Aaero: Complete Edition - A Musical Marvel That Comes Close To Matching Rez's Greatness

    It’s sweet like chocolate

    Cast your mind back a generation or two, to the plastic instrument war. Guitar Hero and Rock Band were the biggest things in gaming, then all of a sudden the craze died and, just like that, the fun was over. Just as the light was flickering out, though, one final bright star appeared: DJ Hero. It was the work of UK...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Aaero
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Shifts 3 Million Copies In The US In Just 11 Days

    Lots of other juicy statistics revealed

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has sold three million copies in the US after just eleven days on sale, breaking multiple records in the process. According to Nintendo's internal sales data, the game has become both the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time in the region, and also the fastest-selling...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • News Nintendo Switch Becomes The Fastest-Selling Console Of This Generation In The US

    Nintendo the best-selling publisher, too

    The Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling video game system of this hardware generation during its 21 months on sale in the US, it has been confirmed. The news comes from American market research company The NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. From its launch in March 2017...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Industry
  • News Post-Apocalyptic Disaster Management Game Sheltered Launches On Switch Today

    20% off this week

    Publisher Team17 has today launched the post-apocalyptic disaster management game Sheltered on Nintendo Switch. After a global apocalypse, you're tasked with protecting four family members living in a deserted underground shelter. You'll need to combat hunger, radiation, and mental exhaustion as you cling desperately to life in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Actor Suing Epic For Adding Carlton Dance Move To Fortnite

    The price of success

    The success of Fortnite has unsurprisingly placed it in the firing line on a number of occasions. It's been accused of promoting violence and gambling to children and has been targeted for copyright infringement. The developer PUBG Corp - known for Player Unknown's Battlegrounds - even tried to take legal action against the...

    • Random
    • Fortnite
    • Epic Games
    • Legal
  • News Gunman Clive HD Collection Returns On 17th January For A Bargain Price

    What a deal

    The trend of Gunman Clive games being affordably priced looks set to continue on the Switch, with Swedish indie developer Bertil Hörberg revealing the previously announced HD Collection (containing the first and

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Wireless NES Controller For Switch Has A Few Surprises But Still Lacks Compatibility

    Retro restrictions

    When Nintendo first revealed the wireless NES controller for Switch, details were limited. Now that the first shipment has arrived, new information about the retro-themed pads is beginning to surface. Kotaku's Chris Kohler explains how the L and R buttons on the wireless controller function: "The L button will serve as your...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
    • Online
  • News Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Adds Lakitu To The Race Lineup

    New courses also released

    The airborne koopa Lakitu has a long history with the Mario Kart series. He's best known for starting each race and helping out when karts go off-course. Later on in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart 8, Lakitu was added to the series as a playable character. Now, the Nintendo and Bandai Namco collaboration Mario Kart Arcade GP...

    • Mario Kart
    • Nintendo
    • Bandai Namco
    • Arcade
  • Video Nintendo Really Wants You To Buy The Wireless NES Controllers For Switch

    "There's really no better way to play"

    When the digital NES game library for Switch Online was revealed, Nintendo announced it would be releasing a pair of wireless NES controllers. If you're still not convinced, perhaps the above video will change your mind. Presented by Nintendo Treehouse staffer JC Rodrigo, the short clip takes the time to unbox...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • NES

YesterdayMon, 17th Dec 2018

  • News A Second Isabelle Smash Ultimate Glitch Has Been Found Which Can Create Infinite Waluigis

    We couldn't make this stuff up

    Unless you've been living under a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate-shaped rock for the last few months, you'll no doubt be aware that fans really wanted luscious-haired super villain Waluigi in the game. Well, a new glitch has been found which can make this dream become painfully true and, with the help of the videos below,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Waluigi
  • News Isabelle And Villager Glitch Discovered In Smash Bros. Ultimate Breaks The Game

    Catch this

    Last week, version 1.2.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate went live. The latest update was mostly a bunch of technical tweaks in the form of fixes and adjustments. With the fanbase continually working around the clock to uncover what else has changed, a player who is part of the

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • UK Charts A Solid Week For Switch, But Smash Bros. Ultimate Can't Hold On To First Place

    Sales rise across the board

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has now had its second week on store shelves, performing relatively well in a week with lots of changes at the top of the UK charts. The game drops down to fourth place this week after a 52% fall in sales from last week's count. While that might sound like a rather hefty fall, a 52% drop is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Random New York Times Crossword Puzzle Forgets That The Wii U Was A Thing

    Wii remember U

    Before this slightly baffling era where twenty to thirty new games appear every single week on the ever-blooming Switch, Nintendo's home console operations revolved around none other than the Wii U. A console let down by a lack of third-party support and unclear marketing, and ultimately not generating nearly enough sales, the Wii U...

    • Random
    • Wii U
    • Nintendo
  • News Close To 100 Link Designs Were Considered For Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, Devs Explain Blue Tunic

    It's not so easy being green

    Changing the appearance of your hugely popular series mascot would be a pretty bold move for anyone, but that's exactly what the team behind The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild did when the game arrived on Switch and Wii U last year. Gone are the days of the classic green get-up, replaced by a rather fetching blue...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Review Firewatch - There's No Smoke Without Fire In This Essential Indie Hit

    If you go down to the woods today…

    During the early days of Firewatch’s development, Washington-based indie studio Campo Santo made a point of speaking to real fire lookouts to get a sense of what it’s like to be stationed for months on the end, deep in a North American forest. “Why would you make a game out of this job?” some of their...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Firewatch
  • News Get Discounts On Zelda, Pokémon And More With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards

    Seven games in total

    The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab some 3DS and Wii U games at discounted prices. There are seven games up for grabs this time around, including a classic Zelda remake, a quirky Pokémon title, and some virtual console treats. As always, you can...

    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
  • Random Here's What Mario Would Sound Like If He Was In Sonic's World

    When worlds collide

    If you love Japanese video game music, you might be a fan of Yuzo Koshiro. Arguably the greatest video game composer of all-time, his music has been featured in multiple titles including Streets of Rage and more recently Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In a post on Twitter, Koshiro decided to create a track based on the idea of...

    • Random
    • Mario
    • Sonic
    • Yuzo Koshiro
  • News Nintendo's Holiday Television Advertising Promotes Pokémon: Let’s Go

    Sony maintains the lead

    The holiday season is now in full swing and VentureBeat reports Nintendo is once again in second place in terms of television advertising within the US. According to GamesBeat and its partner iSpot.tv - a real-time television ad measurement company - Nintendo was the second highest most-seen video game industry brand in...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Prepare For The Zombie Apocalypse With #killallzombies, A Third-Person Shooter Coming To Switch

    Co-op zombie blasting confirmed

    Zombie survival game and third-person shooter #killallzombies is headed to Nintendo Switch early next year, it has been confirmed. Originally launching on other platforms a few years ago, #killallzombies has you fighting for your life against hordes of - you guessed it - zombies. There are three different modes to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Yo-Kai Watch 4 Receives New Screens And Details Surrounding Its Battle System

    Feast your eyes

    Level-5 has updated the official Japanese website for Yo-kai Watch 4, adding a batch of new stills and providing a little more info on how the game's battle system will work. In Yo-kai Watch 4, players will be jumping into the battlefield alongside their Yo-kai partners, running around and dodging attacks in real time. Markers...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Competition Win A Copy Of The Exhilarating Aaero: Complete Edition

    Complete with Bass Wobble

    To celebrate the upcoming launch of Aaero: Complete Edition on Nintendo Switch we've teamed up with developer Mad Fellows to give you the opportunity to win one of three copies of the game. Independent two-man team Mad Fellows bring you Aaero which synergizes high-speed sci-fi shooting action with immersive music elements...

    • Competitions
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Aaero
  • News Rad Rodgers Radical Edition Will Bring Its Foul-Mouthed Platforming To Switch With New Content

    New characters and modes available

    Handy Games has confirmed that Rad Rodgers Radical Edition is on the way to Nintendo Switch. The game brings new content which will be provided to other platforms as a free update. This sassy platformer has been designed as an homage to classic '90s era games of the same genre, releasing earlier this year on other...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Developer Of Pokémon GO Is Now Worth About $4 Billion

    Meowth, that's right!

    US-based software developer Niantic became a global phenomenon when it released the augmented reality mobile game Pokémon GO in 2016. Since then, the company hasn't looked back - continually improving the experience and building upon its own IP, while acquiring new licenses to work with at the same time. To this day, GO...

    • Pokemon
    • Niantic
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
  • News Villains Win Super Smash Bros. Inspired Splatfest In Splatoon 2

    Evil rules

    The latest Splatoon 2 Splatfest joined in on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate celebrations by asking players to side with heroes or villains. Now that the event is officially over, the results have been tallied up. The villains of the Nintendo universe - including characters such as Bowser

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Uncanny Valley Will Bring Story-Driven Horror To Switch On Christmas Day With 50% Off At Launch

    Have an alternative Christmas

    Digerati has revealed that the unnerving story-driven horror of Uncanny Valley will be creeping its way to Nintendo Switch next week. The game sees you playing as Tom, a security guard working the night shift at an abandoned facility in the middle of nowhere. Already troubled by disturbing dreams, Tom’s reality takes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP - Short, Sweet But Perhaps Not For Everyone

    A playable concept album

    When done right, concept albums can represent the finest content that the music industry has to offer, tying together a set of songs into one continuous thematic experience that manages to be more than the sum of its parts. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is an evolution of the concept album, weaving the tracks of a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Superbrothers
    • Sword and Sworcery
  • Video InkyPen Launch Trailer Demonstrates How You Can Enjoy Your Comics On Switch

    Available now

    Releasing today on Switch, InkyPen allows users to read and store an entire library of comics on Nintendo's hybrid machine. A new trailer has been released to celebrate, showing off the different ways in which you'll be able to read your favourite stories. From train journeys and your daily commute to breakfast time and gloomy nights...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • InkyPen

Sunday16th Dec 2018

  • Rumour DLC Fighter For Smash Bros. Ultimate Leaked On Japanese Textboard

    The salt is on standby

    Since the reveal Joker from Persona 5 would be the first of five DLC fighters joining the cast in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there's been much speculation about who the remaining four characters could be. According to a

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Video Here's The Only Technical Analysis Of Smash Bros. Ultimate You'll Need

    "A remarkable achievement"

    If you've been wondering how Super Smash Bros. Ultimate compares to the existing releases on Wii U and 3DS, Digital Foundry has uploaded a video, providing a full technical rundown. The feature-packed game weighs in at 1

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Digital Foundry
  • Rumour Crash Team Racing For Switch Might Not Release On 21st June 2019

    Third place

    When Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled was revealed at the 2018 Game Awards, it was originally thought to be a timed PlayStation exclusive. Not long after, Activision confirmed the game would be simultaneously released on all platforms - including the Switch - on 21st June 2019. At this point, there was a collective sigh of relief by...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Stardew Valley Creator Working On New Game Set In The Same Universe

    More updates for the farm also on the way

    Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone - best known as ConcernedApe - has posted a new developer update outlining future plans for the game and briefly touching on his new project set in the same universe as the existing release. Here's what he had to say about this new title: "As many of you know, I’ve been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Pokémon And Nintendo Labo Feature In YouTube's Top Trending Gaming Video List

    Fortnite takes top spot

    Nintendo Labo and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! have made it into the top trending YouTube gaming video list for 2018. After a strong year of Switch marketing, the trailer for the latest Pokémon games placed fifth and the first look at Labo was right behind in the sixth spot. Out of the ten videos...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Labo
  • News Two Puyo Puyo Games Are Being Added To The Sega AGES Line

    Online support included

    If you've been craving affordably priced puzzle titles on the Switch, the latest games announced for the Sega AGES line might be exactly what you need. At the Puyo Puyo Championship December 2018 Tournament, Sega revealed Puyo Puyo and its sequel Puyo Puyo Tsū (Puyo Puyo 2) would be added to the retro-inspired series on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sega
    • Sega AGES
    • Upcoming Releases

Saturday15th Dec 2018

  • News Switch FIFA 19 Players Are Not Happy About Promotion Of FUTmas Event

    Nintendo and EA under fire

    Right now, there's a Christmas promotion being advertised for the Switch version of FIFA 19 that allegedly isn't available within the game. This annual event - known as 'FUTmas' - allows players to participate in squad building challenges in the game's FIFA Ultimate Team mode and unlock special rewards. What has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • FIFA
  • News Nintendo Switch Surpasses Lifetime PlayStation Vita Sales Within Japan

    In less than two years

    The Switch has this week reinforced its position as the top portable video game system in Japan by surpassing the local lifetime sales count of Sony's PlayStation Vita. The Vita had a significant headstart, launching in Japan in 2011, compared to Nintendo's hybrid device which released domestically last March. There's been a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Japan
  • Video Reggie Reacts To Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Ridley is still his main

    As 2018 wraps up, this week's episode of Nintendo Minute takes time to reflect on the journey Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been on leading up to its recent release. Joining the hosts Kit and Krysta for this special occasion was Nintendo of America's President, Reggie Fils-Aimé. The 13-minute clip starts out with the...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros.
    • Reggie
  • News Nintendo Unlikely To Bring Original Marvel Ultimate Alliance Games To Switch

    "That's not been an area of focus for us"

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is coming exclusively to the Switch in 2019. Given the current hype surrounding the Marvel cinematic universe following its first ten years, this is a major coup for Nintendo. Shortly after the Game Awards, IGN spoke to Nintendo of America's President Reggie...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Marvel
  • News Charles Martinet Receives Guinness World Record For Voicing Mario 100 Times

    "It's-a-me, Mario!"

    Charles Martinet is best known for voicing Nintendo's iconic character Mario. Since 1990, Martinet has been providing the voice for this character and nearly three decades later he's still doing it. Thanks to the recent release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch, Martinet was able to reach a very special milestone...

    • Nintendo
    • Mario
    • Charles Martinet
    • Super Smash Bros.
  • Guide Nintendo Switch Family Games - Great To Play With Your Kids This Christmas

    Switch it up during the festive period

    It's Christmas, and you know what that means? Yup – your kids are all off school and will be looking for something to keep them busy. Fortunately for you, them, or both, you're the proud owner of a Nintendo Switch. Why is that fortunate? Because the Nintendo Switch is the master of family gaming. There are a...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Christmas
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (December 15th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    As we come to the end of yet another week, it's time to take a moment or two to discuss which amazing games we'll be enjoying over the weekend. That "Ultimate Smashing" game may well have released just last week, but there are plenty of other experiences being had by Team Nintendo Life this time around. Turns...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features

Friday14th Dec 2018

  • Guide The Best Micro SD Cards For Nintendo Switch

    Give your Switch a much needed storage boost

    Christmas is rapidly approaching so you're no doubt neck deep in buying presents. If you have any friends or family that are getting a Nintendo Switch for Xmas, your best bet is to absolutely get them a fancy new micro SD card. Games are all good and that but the Switch isn't lacking in that department...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Micro SD Cards
    • Features
    • Storage
    • Guides
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 1.2.0 Is Now Live

    Fixes and adjustments

    Version 1.2.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has already arrived. To perform the update manually, access the software update from the Switch HOME Menu. As for what this update actually does - apart from wiping your replays - it's mostly a bunch of technical tweaks. There have also been some adjustments made to particular...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Update
  • News Masahiro Sakurai Reiterates The Meaning Behind The Super Smash Bros. Logo

    And no, it's not just to look cool

    For many Super Smash Bros. fans, the logo depicted above isn't just a circle and two lines, it's a way of life. Okay, perhaps that's going a little bit far, but this little icon has been used as an official representation for the series ever since Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 64, forever imprinted upon the minds...

    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • News Sonic Movie Writer Tells Everyone To "Relax" After Poster Backlash

    Second poster confirmed to be real

    You saw the poster reveal for the Sonic movie, right? You then proceeded to be, at the very least, mildly put-off and disappointed, correct? Well, you're absolutely not alone, as countless comments from angry Sonic fans have been bouncing around the internet ever since. From his strangely muscular physique to the...

    • Sonic
    • Movies
  • News Half Of All Switch Owners In The US Have Bought Zelda, Mario And Mario Kart

    "That's never happened in U.S. video game history"

    Following the conclusion of the 2018 Game Awards last week, Nintendo of America's President Reggie Fils-Aimé had a lot to say to IGN about the current state of the Switch. One of the more interesting facts he mentioned was how half of all Nintendo Switch owners in the US have bought Super Mario...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario
    • Zelda
  • Reminder Atari Flashback Classics Is Out Now On Switch, 150 Games Included

    Asteroids, Pong and more!

    Sneaking onto the Nintendo Switch this week is Atari Flashback Classics, a collection of 150 Atari favourites all in one handy bundle. Atari Flashback Classics includes a whole range of titles from the Atari 2600 and Atari 5200 home consoles, as well as some former arcade exclusives. We're talking games like Asteroids,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Atari
  • Video Ark: Survival Evolved Is A Blurry Mess On Nintendo Switch

    On par with a Nintendo 64 title

    Digital Foundry has finally got around to taking a look at the Switch iteration of Ark: Survival Evolved and let's just say the results aren't pretty. The open-world survival game has never run well on the most powerful consoles and is poorly optimised. While the Unreal Engine might have proven itself on the Switch in...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Digital Foundry
  • Video Bowser Gets A Scary Check-Up In The Latest Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story Trailer

    We hope he got a sticker

    Nintendo has shared a new trailer for Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the moment the poor beasty lizard realised he'd somehow swallowed two whole plumbers. Yikes. The game is set to arrive on Nintendo 3DS on 11th January in North America and 25th...

    • 3DS
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News CIRCLE Entertainment And Flyhigh Works Host Huge Festive Sale, 18 Switch Games Discounted

    Grab yourself a holiday treat

    CIRCLE Entertainment and Flyhigh Works are hosting a huge festive sale on Nintendo Switch, slashing the prices of no less than 18 eShop games in the process. This sale applies to North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, with all discounts available from now until 2nd/3rd January (depending on your time zone)...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Netflix-Style Comic Subscription Service InkyPen Arrives Exclusively On Switch Next Week

    On the go and the big screen

    Remember InkyPen? The comic book subscription service that was revealed to be coming to Switch earlier this year? Well, it's very much still on the way, and you'll be able to check it out for yourself as early as next week. The service will give users access to its full library of comics and novels for €7.99 / $7.99 a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • InkyPen
  • News An "Epic" No More Heroes 3 Could Be On The Cards If Travis Strikes Again Sells Well, Says Suda51

    "I hope people will support it"

    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is just over a month away from release on Nintendo Switch, and it looks set to offer a very different and rather intriguing adventure in the No More Heroes universe. It seems that the game is important for the franchise in more ways than one, too; not only is it a kind of side-step...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 'A Spectacle To Behold!' Event Is Now Live

    Special spirits

    Today not only brings a Version 1.2.0 update to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but also sees its very first in-game event take place. Lovely stuff. Named 'A Spectacle to Behold!', this event aims to mix up the Spirit Board with a particular collection of characters to aim for. Spirits of characters who wear glasses or sunglasses will...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Watch Let's Play Everspace On The Switch - Live!

    To infinity and beyond

    It's been a while since we've done a lovely livestream, so come join Alex as he plays through the epic space shooter Everspace - Stellar Edition on the Nintendo Switch. In our Everspace review, we felt it was an entertaining roguelike which fuses FTL with Rogue Squadron. We awarded it a mighty 8/10. The livestream starts at...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Livestream
    • Video
  • News Hack-And-Slash Action Game RemiLore Secures February Release On Switch

    Nicalis' latest Switch game

    Nicalis has revealed that its upcoming hack-and-slash title RemiLore will arrive on Nintendo Switch and other platforms on 26th February 2019. The game sees an ordinary schoolgirl named Remi teaming up with a magic book called - you guessed it - Lore, all in an effort to battle fierce mecha-monsters in the anime-inspired...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Beholder: Complete Edition - A Grim, Dystopian Adventure That Will Test Your Morals

    I spy

    You are Carl, the manager of a crumbling apartment block in some grey European city. Which doesn't sound like a particularly thrilling video game role, we're sure you'll agree. That is, until you realise that Carl is a cog in the grinding machine of a totalitarian regime, and was appointed to his new role by the state. So, alongside repairing...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Beholder
  • News Old-School RPG Chronus Arc Arrives On Switch Next Week, Pre-Purchase Now Live At 10% Off

    A new adventure for the holidays?

    Kemco has shared the news that RPG Chronus Arc is now available for pre-purchase on Nintendo Switch. It launches just next week on 20th December. The story of this one follows Loka, a young boy who is training to become a Sorcerer Knight. Loka is heading off to find the Chronus Fragments, which are needed for the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Sega Releases Another Superb Song That Will Feature In Team Sonic Racing

    Inspired by Sonic Adventure

    If you forgot Team Sonic Racing was due out in May next year because Crash Team Racing was recently announced at the 2018 Game Awards, Sega has issued a friendly reminder by uploading a new song from the title on its social channels. Following the

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sonic
    • Sega
  • News It's Another Sad Day For Print Media As Spain's Official Nintendo Magazine Closes For Good

    After 26 years on shelves

    We're sad to report that print gaming media has taken another blow today with the closure of Official Nintendo Magazine in Spain. Just a couple of months ago, UK publications GamesMaster and GamesTM saw their last issues appear on store shelves, and this latest casualty comes as a result of similar problems. Publishing...

    • Nintendo
    • Gaming
    • Europe
  • Review Professional Farmer: Nintendo Switch Edition - Don't Bet The Farm On This Disappointing Effort

    Poor harvest

    These days, practically every possible kind of pastime, occupation and setting has a gaming equivalent. Take the simulation genre for instance; a place that’s packed with all manner of seemingly mundane concepts that have gamified to create some of the most bizarrely engrossing experiences you can play. Farming simulators have been...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Professional Farmer
  • News Sega AGES Version Of Out Run Arrives In The West On 10th January 2019

    Get ready!

    Now that Phantasy Star is finally available in the west, Sega has decided to clarify when exactly fans in North America and Europe will be able to get their hands on the next Sega AGES title, Out Run. Following the news the arcade racer would

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sega
  • News It's Time To Head Back To The Kitchen As Overcooked 2 Receives A Free Festive Content Update Today

    'Kevin's Christmas Cracker'

    Ah, Christmas... That time of year where the whole family gets together, prepares a lovely selection of scrumptious festive foods, and lobs an absolute bucket load of marshmallows at each other from across the kitchen. Hang on a sec... Yes, that particular combination can only describe the frantic multiplayer action of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
    • DLC

Thursday13th Dec 2018

  • Random Japanese Smash Bros. Fans Are Now Obsessing Over Curry-Induced Female Blushing

    For the love of Galeem...

    Earlier this week, we shared the 'news' that Japanese players had been doing everything in their power to take a sneak peek at Princess Peach's royal undergarments. In what appears to be a rapidly progressing movement, a new obsession with making female fighters blush has now started to spread across those corners of the...

    • Random
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Rumour Nintendo Might Be Renaming The eShop

    Is this the end of an era?

    The eShop has become an important part of Nintendo's online experience since the release of the 3DS in 2011. It's where you go to buy new games, download DLC and acquire various other goodies. The Japanese company even managed to make purchases across multiple devices possible with a single network ID. Following the...

    • Rumour
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Nintendo Takes Legal Action Against California Man For Selling Hacked Systems

    Laying down the law

    In recent months, Nintendo has taken a strong stance against video game piracy worldwide. In an effort to continue the good fight, Nintendo is now taking legal action against a man located in Orange County, California who has allegedly been selling hacked consoles, pirated versions of the company's games and tools to help users...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legal
    • US
  • Review Gris - A Deeply Affecting Piece Of Interactive Art That Is Utterly Essential, Despite Its Brevity

    The colour of magic

    The capture button is one of our favourite things about the Switch. Any time you see something impressive in a game, the ability to snatch that image and freeze it in time forever is sitting right there next to your thumb. In most games, it’s only used every now and then, but by the time we’d finished Gris our screenshot...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • GRIS
  • News NES And SNES Classic Consoles Won't Be Restocked After Holidays, "Once They Sell Out, They’re Gone"

    Focus shifts to Switch Online

    Nintendo's NES and SNES Classic systems have had an interesting time on the market over the last couple of years. Initially, consumers struggled to get their hands on the NES console as shipments sold out faster than they arrived, but things slowly started to improve over time and the SNES had a much smoother launch...

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  • Nintendo Download Festive Offers - Over 250 Switch Games on Sale (Europe)

    The most wonderful time of year

    This week's European Nintendo Download is absolutely monstrous once again, with a frankly ridiculous number of games going on sale at very tempting prices. If you live in Europe - or have a European Switch account at least - and are looking for some great deals, this Festive Sale could well be for you. Here's the...

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  • News Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes eShop Listing Reveals Pricing, File Size, Season Pass Content And More

    Not long until release!

    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes has appeared on the Nintendo Switch eShop in Europe, giving eager fans the chance to pre-order the game and providing some juicy little bits of information in the process. Of course, we already knew that the game is scheduled to launch on Switch on 18th January 2019 (so just over a month...

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  • News Reggie: Third-Party Gaps In Switch Game Library Linked To Timing Of System Reveal

    "Games are in development for multiple years"

    The Switch might be a relatively new system, but once again, it's Nintendo hardware that has seemingly been shunned by a sizable portion of the video game industry, resulting in a number of developers and publishers not even acknowledging the hybrid platform. Following the conclusion of the 2018 Game...

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  • Nintendo Download 13th December (North America)

    GRIS, Firewatch and more NES games!

    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 a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch retail: Atari Flashback Classics (Atari, Today,...

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  • News Mega Man Legacy Collection Sells One Million, A First For The Series In 15 Years

    Mega milestone

    Capcom's blue bomber Mega Man might feature alongside the all-star cast in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but things have been quite rough for him over the past 15 years. According to Capcom financial data dating back to September, the Mega Man

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  • Review Kingdom Two Crowns - Calming Strategy Made More Accessible Thanks To Couch Co-op

    Get crown on it

    Following last year’s Kingdom: New Lands on Switch, side-scrolling resource management game Kingdom Two Crowns (no colon this time) is a conscious effort to streamline the roguelike and make it, well, a little less like Rogue. In this third entry in the series from developer Noio – now partnering with Coatsink – losing your...

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  • News Hamster Reveals Latest Batch Of Neo Geo Titles Heading for Switch

    All the puzzles, all the bobbles

    As per tradition, Hamster has revealed its next batch of Neo Geo titles heading for the Nintendo Switch eShop in its latest Nico Nico live presentation. We're certain there are lots of smiling faces thanks to the reveal that both Puzzle Bobble (or Bust-a-Move in North America) titles are on the cards, with the first...

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  • News Phantasy Star Joins The Sega AGES Line On Switch Today

    It's finally here

    After a fair amount of confusion regarding its actual release date, SEGA AGES Phantasy Star has officially arrived on Nintendo Switch today. Initially, the title was expected to launch in Europe and North America in mid-November following comments made by Sega AGES lead producer and director Rieko Kodama (who just so happens to be...

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  • Nintendo Download 13th December (Europe)

    V-Rally 4! Guacamelee 2! Everspace!

    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 a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail - New Releases: V-Rally 4 (BigBen, €49.99 / £44.99) -...

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  • News Pokémon The Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Receives July Release Date In Japan

    Western release late 2019?

    The next movie in the Pokémon franchise has now received a release date in Japan. Pokémon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution will hit Japanese theatres on 12th July 2019. This film will be the third movie in the franchise's recent alternate continuity, following on from Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (which...

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  • News Charge All Your Controllers At Once With This Switch Storage Dock, Pre-Orders Now Live

    Product launches tomorrow!

    Gaming accessory maker Venom has revealed a brand new 'Charge & Store' dock for the Nintendo Switch, allowing you to, well, charge and store multiple controllers at the same time. As you can see, the Charge & Store holds two Joy-Con, a Pro Controller, and even the Poké Ball Plus accessory, instantly charging all...

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  • News Mega Man-Like Platformer Double Cross Secures January Switch Release

    From the makers of Runbow

    We hope you're feeling ready to save the multiverse because 13AM Games' latest action-adventure platformer Double Cross has just secured a 10th January release on Nintendo Switch. If you've missed the news on this one, Double Cross has players taking on the role of Zahra Sinclair, an agent of R.I.F.T. (Regulators of...

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  • News Action RPG The Princess Guide Battles Its Way To Switch In March 2019

    Guide your princess to victory

    NIS America has revealed that its upcoming action RPG The Princess Guide will be arriving on Nintendo Switch in March 2019. If you're not clued up on this one, The Princess Guide sees four princesses from four different kingdoms needing to learn how to lead their people to victory in a war-filled land. As an...

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  • News Epic Games Launching Free Cross-Platform Online Services For Developers

    Rolling out next year

    Epic Games has grown into a global video game powerhouse thanks to the Unreal Engine and internally developed video games such as the insanely popular free-to-play title Fortnite. Since the breakout success of the battle royale game, the American-based developer hasn't wasted any time expanding its empire. In a recent news...

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  • News Spawn Creator Hints That The Character Might Appear In Mortal Kombat 11

    "I believe he's on his way..."

    One of the bigger surprises from The Game Awards last week was the reveal of Mortal Kombat 11 for Nintendo Switch. The trailer was a surprise by itself, springing up when an award was supposedly about to be announced, but the confirmation that the game is coming to Switch was arguably even more of a shock. A very nice...

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  • News Tokyo School Life Brings Fantasy Romance To Switch On Valentine's Day 2019

    "A heartwarming love story"

    PQube has revealed that it will be bringing M2's romantic visual novel game Tokyo School Life to Nintendo Switch. Fitting with the theme, the publisher has secured a Valentine's Day 2019 release date. Tokyo School Life has players setting off on an unforgettable trip as an exchange student to Tokyo, making the...

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  • News Gorgeous Action Adventure Unruly Heroes Now Aiming For "Early 2019" Release On Switch

    Monkey magic

    Magic Design Studios has revealed that its upcoming action-adventure title Unruly Heroes will be swinging onto Switch in "early 2019". Originally planned to launch in Q4 2018, the game features four playable characters that must battle a diverse lineup of enemies, all inside a rather attractive, colourful fantasy world. Players can...

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  • News Pokémon GO Trainer Battles Are Now Live For All Players Level 10 And Above

    So get battling!

    As promised, Pokémon GO has now introduced player vs. player battles, allowing you to take on your friends with your beloved collection of pixelated critters. Just like most new features that are added to the game, trainer battles initially arrived for those who had reached the app's maximum Level 40 mark. It only took a couple of...

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Wednesday12th Dec 2018

  • Video SNES Classic Runs PSone Games Better Than The PlayStation Classic

    Classic Sony

    If you keep tabs on the competition, you will have no doubt have heard about the PlayStation Classic. Following Nintendo's success with NES and SNES Classic systems, Sony decided to release a miniature version of its own legacy hardware. Unfortunately, this particular system hasn't lived up to expectations, with an underwhelming...

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  • Japanese Charts Smash Bros. Ultimate Has Already Outsold Pokémon And Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

    1.2 million in its opening week

    Japanese chart figures are now in for 3rd December - 9th December, and you're going to want to sit down for this one. Earlier today, we shared Famitsu's early sales data reports for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which indicated that it had sold over 1.2 million physical copies at launch. Japanese gaming sales analyst...

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    • 3DS
    • Charts
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  • Random Police Respond To Noise Complaint And End Up Playing Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Joining the fun

    Far and wide, the Super Smash Bros. series is known for bringing friends and family together. The latest entry Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is no different. Last Friday, a group of friends - located in Saint Paul, Minnesota - were hosting a small gathering for the new game on Switch when two local police officers showed up in response...

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  • Reminder Three New NES Games Hit Switch Today, Plus SP Versions Of Metroid And Dr. Mario

    Fill your retro boots

    In case you'd forgotten, today sees that time of the month when Nintendo boosts the Switch's NES game catalogue with a handful of new games. Three new titles have appeared today, and as has become tradition, we've also be treated to a couple of SP versions of old favourites, too. The three main additions this month are...

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  • News Nintendo Focused On The Current Switch, So Don't Expect A Revision Anytime Soon

    Reggie speaks out

    In the same interview with Forbes, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé took time to discuss the current Switch sales and reinforced how the company's immediate focus was on the holiday season. When queried about a potential hardware revision, Reggie provided the following statement: "Right now, as we go into our...

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  • News Reggie: Don't Expect Nintendo Switch Online To "Mirror" The Competition

    "Our focus right now is for NES content"

    In November, you might recall how Reggie Fils-Aimé said Nintendo Switch Online was going to be the place where users of the service could play all of their classic content. At the time, Reggie revealed the company hadn't even made the full library of NES games available yet. During a recent chat with...

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  • Review Katamari Damacy REROLL - A Timely Remaster Of A True Modern Classic

    Keep rollin'

    Games are often at their best when they embrace the truly weird and wonderful. In an era where so much emphasis is placed on gritty realism, life-like character models and terrifyingly accurate simulations, it’s nice to punctuate that authenticity with oddity or two. Thankfully, the peculiar world of Katamari has returned in the form...

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  • News Suda51 Teases "Huge Announcement" To Be Shown In Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Presentation

    The show will be two hours long

    Suda51 has revealed that a two-hour long presentation for Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes will be taking place on YouTube on 20th December. The news comes from the developer's personal Twitter account, where he notes that an English interpretation of proceedings will be provided. Perhaps the most exciting part...

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  • News Export Your Smash Bros. Ultimate Replays Quickly, They're Getting Wiped Next Week

    Instructions contained within

    If you like to save your best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate moments as replays, you might want to jump back into the game and export your favourites pretty sharpish. Booting up the game now reveals that a new update is headed our way "within the next week", taking the software version up to 1.2.0. No specifics about what...

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  • News Nintendo Network Maintenance Sessions Could Impact Online Gaming Over The Next Two Days

    Full maintenance schedule released

    Nintendo has shared an upcoming maintenance schedule for the Nintendo Network, revealing multiple sessions which could have an impact on online play across multiple systems. There are four sessions taking place over the next two days, each lasting for just a small handful of hours. The information provided says...

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  • Video Gorgeous Platformer Gris Receives Launch Trailer Ahead Of Tomorrow's Switch Release

    Not long to wait

    Devolver Digital has shared a launch trailer for Gris, a highly anticipated platformer set to arrive on Nintendo Switch tomorrow. We've been keeping an eye on this one for some time here at Nintendo Life, instantly captivated by its gorgeous art and sound and the potential for an emotionally driven narrative truly worth exploring...

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    • Video
  • Nindie Round Up Please Don't Touch Anything, Desert Child, Crimson Keep, Steamburg And Marenian Tavern Story

    A good week for indie titles

    The indie scene has a strong output this week, with four thumbs ups and one maybe. We’ve got some great niche picks, like the bizarrely entertaining puzzler Please Don’t Touch Anything, pixelated arcade racing fun in Desert Child, a first-person, dungeon crawler RPG with Crimson Keep, sluggish steampunk puzzling with...

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  • Random Twitch Streamer Plays Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Using A Bunch Of Bananas

    And he plays as Donkey Kong

    When it comes to finding the best setup for playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there are usually two options people go for - the Switch Pro Controller, or a GameCube controller (and maybe the Joy-Con in extreme cases). A new challenger to this heated battle has now entered the fight, however, as demonstrated by Twitch...

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  • Video Smash Ultimate Is Rife With Tiny Details And Easter Eggs

    Blue hedgehogs can't swim

    One of the best things about video games is finding something small, insignificant, and unspeakably minor that the dev team threw in for no reason other than it's a right old bit of fun. But if you're not interested in slowly discovering these things for yourself, we've done the hard work for you; at least for Super Smash...

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  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate Sold 1.2 Million Copies In Japan During Launch Week

    Highest opening week ever for a Smash game

    Following the sales data estimates for the Japanese release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Famitsu has now published official sales numbers confirming the game sold exactly 1,238,358 million copies in its launch week. This figure

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    • Japan
  • Video Professional Stunt Performers Create The "Ultimate" Real-Life Super Smash Bros. Fight

    From the Avengers to Smash Bros...

    If we can prise you away from your lovely copies of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for just a second, allow us to share this video in which real humans are also getting in on the act with an almighty Smash fight of their own. Smashception? Not content with simply playing the game, these stunt performers opted to...

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  • Random Switch's Santa Tracker App Plays Christmas Songs Using Joy-Con HD Rumble, But It's Terrifying

    Jingle Bells is angrier than we remember

    You may remember that just last week, we reported on Santa Tracker - a piece of software released on the Switch eShop which lets you watch the big man's journey and preparations at Christmas. Well, a really nifty little feature has since been added which uses the Joy-Con HD Rumble to play festive tunes and we...

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  • News Souls-Like Platformer Salt And Sanctuary Gets Switch Physical Edition With Extra Goodies

    Available now

    "Brutal" hand-drawn platformer Salt And Sanctuary has received a physical edition on Nintendo Switch, and you can get your hands on your own copy right now. If you haven't heard of this one before, it aims to play out in a similar manner to Dark Souls but takes things in a slightly different direction with its 2D, hand-drawn visuals...

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  • News Switch Racer GRIP Is Getting A "Big Ass Update" And New Content Throughout 2019

    Sounds promising

    GRIP publisher Wired Productions has shared a detailed content plan for the coming months with updates and tweaks scheduled to arrive very soon indeed. If you've been enjoying the Rollcage-inspired racing available in GRIP since it launched last month, or even if it wasn't quite to your taste, you'll be pleased to know that things...

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  • News The Escapists 2 Is Getting A Free Festive Content Update Today

    'Snow Way Out'

    Team17 is launching a brand new update for The Escapists 2 today on Nintendo Switch, adding some festive fun for the low price of free. The new content comes in the form of a 'Snow Way Out' update, introducing a new festive-themed prison for you to wriggle your way out of; four new jobs - burning letters to Santa, engineering,...

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Tuesday11th Dec 2018

  • News Here Are The Best And Worst Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Characters According To Pro Players

    The ultimate list

    With such a diverse roster, knowing where to begin in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can be an incredibly daunting prospect. There are already over 70 characters available to choose from in the game, and this number is only set to rise in the coming months, so how on Earth do you actually go about choosing your 'main'? Well, one...

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  • News Reggie: Nintendo Would "Love" Red Dead Redemption 2 On Switch

    But timing is against them

    One of the biggest releases of 2018 - and of this entire decade, in fact - was Red Dead Redemption 2. The game released to universal acclaim and generated over $725 million in revenue in just three days when it launched earlier this year, but sadly skipped Nintendo's current system. Of course, realistically, we doubt many...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Review Everspace - Stellar Edition - An Entertaining Roguelike Which Fuses FTL With Rogue Squadron

    Rogue Dameron

    Dropping out of hyperspace, your one-man ship arrives in a new sector. You spot a trader lurking beside a nebula and what looks like an asteroid mining facility off to the right. Half-blinded by lens flare from a distant sun, you make out hostile ships attacking a service station in the distance. Do you harvest resources from the...

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    • Everspace
  • Guide Best Switch Accessories - Top Deals On Controllers, Cases, And Headsets

    Grab yourself a bargain

    Whether you’ve just bought a new Nintendo Switch or you’ve had one since launch, sooner or later you’re going to want to grab some accessories. The Switch is a true hybrid device that’s capable of being any type of video game console under the sun, and you can enhance this functionality with a variety of solid...

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  • News Panic Button Unleashes Hell On Switch With A New Performance Update For DOOM

    Video recording also added

    Panic Button is absolutely killing it on the Nintendo Switch right now. Its expertise porting games across to the new Nintendo system extends to a variety of major third-party releases. Most recently, the developer's focus has been on bringing Digital Extremes' free-to-play third-person shooter Warframe to the hybrid...

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  • News New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe File Size Revealed, Just 100MB Larger Than On Wii U

    With Luigi DLC included

    The upcoming New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has now been added to the Nintendo Switch eShop, revealing some interesting little nuggets of information surrounding Nintendo's next major release. As you may already know, this game is set to launch on 11th January 2019 - just one month from today. With time flying by quicker...

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  • Video Watch The Amazing Moment Yacht Club Games Discover Shovel Knight In Smash Ultimate

    Turn your audio down, folks

    Shovel Knight has become an incredibly successful and well-loved series in its own right over the last few years, finding a natural home on Nintendo's platforms. We're sure that the team over at Yacht Club Games are beyond proud of their success, but that doesn't stop them from getting ridiculously excited at seeing their...

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    • Video
  • News Sales Data Estimates For Smash Bros. Ultimate Suggests 1.3 Million Copies Were Sold In Japan On Launch

    Early signs of super success

    Based on pre-orders alone, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was already predicted to be the highest-selling Smash and Switch game on launch. Now that the latest entry in the long-running fighting series is finally available worldwide, the first sales data estimates for Japan have now been released. According to MorganStanley,...

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    • Japan
  • Reminder SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Receives 11 Games As Free DLC Today

    We do like free games

    Just in case you'd forgotten, SNK 40th Anniversary Collection's free DLC update arrives for Nintendo Switch today, bringing a whopping 11 new games to the title for you to sink your teeth into. Originally revealed over the last couple of months, these eleven titles include SNK's first ever shooter Ozma Wars amongst others, so...

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  • Random Chinese Tech Firm Xiaomi Transforms Its Phone Into A Switch With This Accessory

    Nintendo, is that you?

    We've seen plenty of companies already trying to emulate the success of the Nintendo Switch with their own unique accessories and video game devices, and it looks like this trend won't be dying down any time soon. Chinese technology company Xiaomi has announced the Gamepad 2.0 - a successor to the original accessory that...

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  • News GameStop Italy Listing Reveals New Information About Mortal Kombat 11

    More violent than ever before

    Last week during the 2018 Game Awards, Ed Boon - one of the co-creators of the Mortal Kombat series - walked up on stage and surprised everyone with the reveal of the 11th entry in the series. Apart from the overly violent announcement trailer above, which has received much criticism online for not including the series'...

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  • Video Here's How Smash Ultimate's World Of Light Trailer Might Have Looked On Game Boy Color

    "Don't let a single one get away"

    Despite having now owned the game for several days - and having beaten up more innocent Jigglypuff than we care to admit in that time - we still find ourselves occasionally reminiscing over that wonderful World of Light trailer. It's hard not to fall in love with a video depicting so many of our beloved childhood...

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    • Retro
    • Video
  • News Battle Princess Madelyn Has Been Delayed On Switch Yet Again

    "Unfortunately, the delay was unavoidable"

    Upcoming title Battle Princess Madelyn has seen its second delay in as many weeks, publisher Hound Picked Games has confirmed. Just last week, the game was delayed from its original release date of 6th December to 13th December, which means that we should have been able to buy the game this Thursday...

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  • News Free Multiplayer Patch For Stardew Valley On Switch To Release On 12th December

    Join us. Thrive.

    On 12th December, you'll be able to enjoy the simple life in the valley with up to three friends, on a communal farm of your own – and no, not as part of a cult (unless you’re into that sort of thing). Announced just days before its release, the free patch for Stardew Valley on the Switch will be available to download this...

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  • News Take Part In Ubisoft's Mario + Rabbids Competition To Win A Trip To The Dev Studio In Paris

    And other goodies, too!

    If you loved Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle just as much as we did, this new community competition from Ubisoft may well be of great interest to you. From December 2018 and throughout 2019, Ubisoft is hosting Winter Games, Spring Games, and Summer Games competitions for fans of the game. Players from all around the world can...

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  • News NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 Gets Christmas Update With New Playground And 35 New Players

    And it's all free

    NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 has received another new update today, introducing a new batch of holiday-themed content for players to enjoy. This latest update, which has become available today on all platforms, aims to get you into the festive holiday spirit with a frosty new Christmas playground, brand new festive vanity items, and a...

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  • News This Awesome Hand-Drawn Ninja Gaiden Guide Brings Back Lovely Pre-Internet Memories

    And you can have it for free

    Before strategy guides and that pesky, know-it-all internet came along, completing tricky games was a serious challenge. There was a time when players couldn't simply Google "how do I unlock Simon Belmont's luscious locks in Smash Bros.", and instead had to figure everything out by playing over and over again. Often,...

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  • News Catastronauts Is Bringing Its Crazy Co-op Space Action To Switch This Christmas

    Teamwork makes the dream work

    Inertia Games Studios has revealed that its upcoming multiplayer party title Catastronauts will be arriving on Switch later this month. The game is described as "a fast-paced, chaotic couch co-op experience" with one to four players assuming the role of an intergalactic starfleet, locked in an epic battle with an...

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  • Reminder Rocket League's Second Rocket Pass Is Now Live

    All-new rewards

    Following the McLaren DLC added to the game last week, Psyonix has now released its second Rocket League rocket pass, available for free. The premium upgrade in exchange for 10 keys is $9.99 (or the regional equivalent) and includes even more content than the first pass as well as the brand new Artemis Battle-Car. Take a look at the...

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